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Articles from the February 16, 2019 edition

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A night at the theater with ... Dr. Frankenstein

Calling all angry mobs, "Young Frankenstein," presented by Tehachapi Apple Festival, will begin showing on Feb. 22. An entertaining ensemble of actors will perform the Broadway version of Mel Brook's...

 

Student entrepreneur joins EDC

At the end of last year, the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council (GTEDC) added a student representative to their board. Andres Pena was chosen to fill that position. Pena and his friend...

 

The snowball effect of giving back

Last week I visited Have a Heart Humane Society, not to adopt the adorable puppy I fell in love with, but to witness a wonderful act of kindness. For the last eight years, Red House BBQ owners Mano...

 

Tehachapi Valley Arts Association Photo Contest winners

On First Friday, Feb. 1, Tehachapi Valley Arts Association celebrated the creative talents of Tehachapi's local photographers with a reception featuring over 125 entries by 55 photo enthusiasts. With...

 

City Manager reviews 'Moments that Mattered'

Beginning in February, City Manager Greg Garrett began a tour of civic organizations, presenting the City's "2018 Annual Review: Moments that Mattered." Although his initial audio/visual program at...

 

The end of Windows 7, plus microwave ovens and Wi-Fi

Windows 7 support ends Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 with security updates on Jan. 14, 2020. But don't worry, your trusty Windows 7 computer will still work, it just won't get any more...

 

Can Hidradenitis Suppurativa qualify for Social Security Disability?

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a serious skin disease that tragically is often misdiagnosed. Because HS usually begins as pimple-like bumps on the skin, many victims (and doctors, too) think their c...

 

Major tax reform for Federal Tax Returns for 2018

The Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) is the most sweeping change in federal tax law since 1986. It contains more than 115 new provisions. Tax Credits and Tax Deductions I have noticed confusion in the...

 

John Manke – NASA Lifting Body Pilot and Director of Flight Operations

Former NASA Test Pilot and Director of Flight Operations, John A. Manke, Sr., age 87, passed away Jan. 31, 2019. He was a long-time resident of the Antelope Valley and was born Nov. 13, 1931, in...

 

Deanna Alvarado wins local competition in Lions Club Student Speakers Contest

Deanna Alvarado a California City High School student, has taken the first step toward winning scholarships for college by winning a local competition sponsored by the California City Host Lions Club....

 

'Quick' ain't always better

For as much as I try to write educational articles, this one is self-serving. Actually, it could be of service to you, too, if you do your homework. That online lender, the one none of us can get...

 

School Board listens to kudos and concerns

Salvation Army Director Sandy Chavez appeared at the Feb. 12 TUSD School Board meeting to express her appreciation for the partnership the Salvation Army shared with the school district. She thanked...

 

Celebrating Black History Month with hope, dreams

Book-reviewer Midge Lyn'dee finds inspiration in diverse voices from past to present. by Midge Lyn'dee For me, Black History Month starts at Martin Luther King's Birthday in mid-January and continues...

 

Sally Lange Errecart – Born here, raised here, still here

I used to see Sally Lange in her father's shop on Green Street. It was called Lange's Radio and Electric where he stocked electrical supplies and sold and repaired televisions, stoves and refrigerator...

 

Dulcie Taylor concert, Feb. 23

One critic said Americana singer-songwriter Dulcie Taylor is, "a major talent who's been hiding from the rest of us for too long." Bringing "hidden talents" to Tehachapi is one of the goals of...

 

Grand Jury: Tehachapi water district 'state of the art'

The Special District Committee of the 2018-19 Kern County Grand Jury has given the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District (TCCWD) accolades, calling the district "state of the art" in its report tit...

 

Fate of High Speed Rail in Tehachapi

On Feb. 12 during his “State of the State” address, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a scaled-back effort for the California High Speed Rail project. As initially proposed, the City of...

 

Wild animals at our house

I have to tell you about our horrible heating situation for TWO MONTHS of very cold Tehachapi weather! Ground squirrels got into our attic and chewed the wire cluster that controlled heat, air...

 

KC Sheriff's Office needs volunteers

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office Tehachapi Citizens Service Unit is looking for a few more volunteers. The current group has 18 members and during the last year volunteered in excess of 5,700...

 

Library receives gift from AAUW

There is a new picture at Tehachapi Library thanks to Helen McAllister and American Association of University Women. It was painted by local artist Helen McAllister in response to AAUW's program on...

 

Sage Ranch gets initial approval

Sage Ranch may be the largest planned community ever presented to the Tehachapi Planning Commission but, by the end of the presentation, the commission found that Tehachapi resident Stuart Natch and...

 

Kieffe and Sons Ford closing after 59 years in Kern County

Kieffe and Sons Ford dealership is closing its doors on its two locations in Mojave and Rosamond after 59 years in business in Kern County, according to Owner Rick Kieffe. He confirmed the rumor...

 

Learning from my dogs

As I'm sitting here trying to write my column for this issue of The Loop, and instead fretting about my upcoming surgery and all the stuff I haven't gotten done in preparation for being laid up for a...

 

12th Annual Wine and Chocolate Walk, Feb. 9

Downtown Tehachapi was full of friendly faces, sampling wine and enjoying handcrafted chocolates at Main Street Tehachapi's Valentine's Wine and Chocolate Walk. A fun social event with plenty of...

 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

The Stallion Springs General Store is back in full operation after just over three months of upgrades to the gasoline storage tanks and pumps. The old single wall tanks were replaced with new steel li...

 

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