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Articles from the March 3, 2018 edition

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Volunteering at Windswept

So what's it like to volunteer at Windswept Ranch? If you volunteer, be prepared to experience something very special. There are many unique volunteering opportunities at the Ranch: You may choose to...

 
 By Larry LaCom    Community    March 3, 2018

THS Robotics Team meets the challenge

On Saturday, February 24, FIRST Robotics Team 585, based at Tehachapi High School, held the public unveiling of the robot they've built to meet the 2018 FIRST Robotics challenge. The festivities...

 

Tehachapi Martial Arts Center hosting the 12th Annual Combat Hapkido Seminar

Tehachapi Martial Arts Center (TMAC) will be hosting their 12th Annual Combat Hapkido Seminar here in Tehachapi, Calif. TMAC, once again, welcomes world-renowned Grandmaster John Pellegrini, founder...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 3, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

After living in Chino, Calif. for 43 years, Ron and Linda Little retired and decided to move from a community that they felt had become over-crowded and difficult to move around in. It is a story I...

 

Something(s) old and something new

Something old #1 – Fake tech support scams I know we've talked about this before, but the fake tech support scammers are still out there. You know that Microsoft, Apple, HP, the FBI or anyone else...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 3, 2018

Can a person with multiple chemical sensitivity get disability?

Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is typically classified as an environmental illness. The cause can include exposure to physical, biological, or chemical compounds. Some examples are gas fumes,...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    March 3, 2018

Compassion

When I heard the news of another massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, some of my first thoughts were of my 18-year-old daughter. I wanted to be with her, to see her, to touch her, and hug...

 

Women in prison is AAUW topic

Sentences of life in prison are on the rise as opposition to the death penalty has become more prevalent. One third of these sentences specify there can be no parole. Colby Lenz began her remarks to...

 

The many roads to City Hall

I was leaving a meeting recently at the Community Room of the Tehachapi Police Department building on my way back to City Hall. When I leave that venue there are plenty of ways I can take to City...

 

Tehachapi Community Church, UCC joins local congregations to protect immigrant families

The Tehachapi Community Church, United Church of Christ, in conjunction with Faith in the Valley Kern, will hold weekly prayer vigils throughout the period of Lent, from Wednesday, Feb. 21 through Wed...

 

Flag Day for First Graders

Thanks to the Tehachapi Lions Club, first graders in the Tehachapi Unified School District received their own U.S. flags along with some flag education during the week of February 20-24. The "Flags...

 

The Fiber First Diet

Only about three percent of Americans get the recommended amount of fiber each day. Consuming fiber is the easiest way to maintain weight and avoid disease. So, today I've created the world's easiest...

 

Estimating your retirement income needs – Part 1

You know how important it is to plan for your retirement, but where do you begin? One of your first steps should be to estimate how much income you'll need to fund your retirement. That's not as easy...

 

Classes & Events

The Tehachapi Treasure Trove is open Monday - Saturday 10 to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 to 4 p.m. Visit us online at tehachapitreasuretrove.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TehachapiTreasureTrove or...

 

Now offering personal finance classes for teens

When I was 17, my parents asked me if I would be interested in attending a personal finance class that was being offered at a local church. I reluctantly agreed, and soon found myself sitting in a...

 

Tehachapi, circa 1963

The city of Tehachapi recently released its 2017 year-end report, discussing projects completed and plans for 2018 which will be completed. I found an article written by my mother Marion Deaver at...

 

School safety starts with communication

Police Dept. School Resource Officer Amy Smith knows the students Tehachapi Police Department Officer Amy Smith is a visible presence at the six Tehachapi Unified School District (TUSD) sites. As the...

 

In a New York state of mind

While driving down a street in the valley I live in, I heard the sound of a very powerful propeller driven aircraft that I didn't see but knew it sounded like music to my ears. Vintage V-12 horse...

 

How to read a recipe

The very first step in cooking and baking is to read the recipe all the way through, from beginning to end. This way you will know that you have all the ingredients and tools on hand. You will also...

 

Water district honors 40-year employee Steele

The first order of business at the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District Feb. 21 board meeting was to pass a resolution commending Pipeline Superintendent Alex Steele for 40 years of service to...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 3, 2018

Tehachapi pilot honored by FAA

On Monday afternoon, Feb. 26, at the Palmdale Heritage Air Park, Tehachapi pilot Joe Biviano received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot award from FAA representative Karla Borden. The award honors...

 

A group for the creative soul – Fiber Friday

About ten years ago a group of local artists came together to share ideas. Formerly known as the "Fiber Frogs", they met weekly at the Field of Dreams Alpaca Ranch. Three years ago when owner Amy...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    March 3, 2018

Fred and the 'Duke'

Sometimes when reliving memories of years past I think of something that is just too good to keep to myself. My husband and his friend, Sergeant Major Frederick W. Filkins, were what you would call...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Community    March 3, 2018

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Stallion Springs Board of Directors The Board of Directors recognized Director Clydell Lampkin who resigned effective Feb. 1, 2018 for her service to the community at the Feb. 20, 2018 meeting....

 

Scammers are posing as a Tel-Tec Security technician hoping to gain access into peoples homes

Better Business Bureau serving Central California and Inland Empire counties is issuing a warning to consumers regarding a security impostor that has been going door-to-door in Kern County. This...

 

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