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Articles from the March 2, 2019 edition

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Tehachapi: Where exactly are we, again?

Editors note: Jon Hammond has been a friend of The Loop's for a long time and we are excited to be the home of his column, Land of Four Seasons. His knowledge of Tehachapi's history, and the flora...

 

Tehachapi's slice of 'real' winter

I had heard multiple comments over the last few months that it doesn't snow in Tehachapi "like it used to" or like "when I was a kid." I know my former classmate Jon Hammond even wrote about that...

 

Inkjet vs. laser, Chrome password checker, streaming radio

Inkjet vs. lasers You're probably tired of your printer telling you it's out of black, magenta, yellow, or cyan ink. And you're also probably tired of paying the high price of printer cartridges. And...

 

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. Identity Theft Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses...

 

Rob Saranpa, Tehachapi's musical chameleon, joins rock band Angeles

One of Tehachapi's own just became a member of American rock band, Angeles. "I am really excited about everything to come," Rob Saranpa said. I love hearing stories of people working toward a dream...

 

VariViggen – Burt Rutan's first homebuilt aircraft design

In 1963, at the age of 20, Burt Rutan was inspired to design a homebuilt aircraft after seeing the North American XB-70 Valkyrie and the Saab 37 Viggen. He called his creation a VariViggen and was at...

 
 By Ben Graham    Local News    March 2, 2019

What should you do with an inheritance?

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. If you were to receive a sizable inheritance, what should you do with it? This money could help you...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    March 2, 2019

Celebrating different cultures, traditions

Dear Friends, Mine is a church that likes to celebrate different cultures, and Celtic traditions are certainly an annual favorite. This month, St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday. Come and join us...

 

A weird and wordy luncheon

A weird and wordy gourmet luncheon was held in Tehachapi on Feb. 20. The theme was WORD ORIGINS and each guest was asked to bring a word and explain its origin along with a dish corresponding to the w...

 

Thank you from Have a Heart

Have a Heart Humane Society would like to thank Bank of the Sierra for the generous grant funded on April 12, 2018 for our low-cost spay and neuter project in Tehachapi in an effort to make Kern a...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Happenings    March 2, 2019

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Gary Crowell was sworn in as Stallion Springs Police Chief at the February 19 CSD Board meeting. Crowell was sworn in by CSD Board President Ed Gordon. His wife Saralee placed the stars, indicating...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    March 2, 2019

Beth and Tony Anthony

Sometimes when writing about people I find myself including little vignettes from their past; interesting little pieces that give a glimpse into a person's life as they lived it. Beth and Tony...

 

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club competed in the South Section Valley Qualifying Tournament in Porterville on Feb. 10. TVWC had 20 wrestlers put their skills to the test with 17 of them qualifying for...

 

Authors share advice, encourage novice writers at BVS forum

A “Meet Our Local Authors” forum, organized to help novice authors navigate the tough process of writing and publishing, filled the community room at Oak Tree Country Club on Feb. 24. Sponsored...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 2, 2019

Can Sjögren's syndrome qualify for Social Security Disability?

Sjögren's syndrome is an immune-mediated disorder of the exocrine glands. Involvement of the lacrimal and salivary glands is the hallmark feature, resulting in symptoms of dry eyes and dry mouth, and...

 

Authors share advice, encourage novice writers at BVS forum

A "Meet Our Local Authors" forum, organized to help novice authors navigate the tough process of writing and publishing, filled the community room at Oak Tree Country Club on Feb. 24. Sponsored by...

 

Tehachapi Telegraph Operators

Operators kept the major tracks open between Tehachapi and Bakersfield near the turn of the century. Searching my mother Marion Deaver's history files yielded an article from August 20, 1956...

 

Over the rainbow, 100 years of Oz

Did you know that Dorothy not only landed in Oz from Kansas, but after her return to Uncle Henry and her beloved Aunty Em, she traveled by ocean liner to Australia, where she was washed overboard,...

 

Calling a few 'Angels' to deter park vandalism

There's no doubt Tehachapi's parks are a major asset to the community. From quality of life enhancement to health benefits, our beautiful parks make life in the mountains more complete. For our team...

 

Gold Mountain Sports Tavern celebrates one year anniversary

On Feb. 27 the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and members of the community turned out to help Jose Guevara celebrate the one year anniversary of Gold Mountain Sports Tavern located at 20601 W....

 

Tehachapi through the lens

This beautiful shot comes from Tehachapi resident, professional photographer and Mojave Desert News photo-journalist Kane Wickham, who is also an occasional contributor to The Loop newspaper. This...

 

Officers obtain D.R.E. certification

Officer Amy Smith and Officer Richard Kiser of the Tehachapi Police Department recently received their certification as Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) through training with the California Highway...

 

Highlighting the success within the economic landscape of our community

New Tea Donuts owner expands operation to Tehachapi - Feb. 19. The donut business is a family affair for new Tea Donuts owner Chantha Sokny Lay. Her family has owned and operated Foster's Donuts in...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 2, 2019

A date with yourself

Picture this: Saturday morning, after a wild week at work, you and your sweetie shoveled snow (again); that afternoon you cleaned house and later in the evening you met up with a couple of other...

 

2019 TMRA Rodeo schedule announced

Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association has just announced it's lineup for their 2019 season. For well over 50 years, the Association, and it's all volunteer members, have kept the sport of rodeo alive...

 

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