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Tehachapi Martial Arts Center hosting 11th annual Combat Hapkido Seminar

Tehachapi Martial Arts Center (TMAC) will be hosting their 11th Annual Combat Hapkido Seminar here in Tehachapi, Calif. TMAC, once again, welcomes world-renowned Grandmaster John Pellegrini, founder of I.C.H.F (International Combat Hapkido...

 

What is NARFE?

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the earned pay, retirement and health care benefits of federal employees, retirees and their survivors....

 

10 reasons why you should use a travel agent

1. Buying travel is a unique purchase, because you are buying both a product and a service. A travel agent knows how to sell both parts-the airline and resort and cruise line that best match your...

 

New play equipment at Central Park

New playground equipment has been installed by the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District (TVRPD) at Central Park and is open to the public. Construction was delayed by heavy rains. Each...

 

2017 Brite Lake Fishing Derby scheduled for April 1

TVRPD, through the generous sponsorship of BHE Renewables and Lehigh, will be stocking Brite Lake the week of March 6 with 2000 Blue Gill and 450 Big Mouth Bass. This, along with the California...

 

Comparing loan offers

It’s pretty easy to go on-line and get figures about your next home loan. Does what you see on the screen actually end up being what you get? It’s not always a matter of bait and switch; it’s a...

 

Creative Connections, Inc.

Creative Connections, Inc. is an Adult Family Home Agency (AFHA) that was founded in July 2005 and vendored by Kern Regional Center in August 2005. Creative Connections, Inc. provides quality living options to adults with Developmental Disabilities...

 

Oroville Dam and East Kern

When everything about the Oroville Dam and Lake in Northern California started to go to “hell in a hand basket” two weeks ago, I remembered that my mom Marion Deaver rode on a train to that area...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 4, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

Terrell (Terry) Nelson retired from the heating and air conditioning business in November with a plan to move to Tehachapi to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren. He chose Christmas Eve the...

 

Identity Theft

Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses a taxpayer's stolen Social Security number and name to file a tax return to claim a fraudulent refund. Often the taxpayer doesn't know this has...

 
 By Ben Graham    Local News    March 4, 2017

Use your tax refund wisely

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. It’s tax time again – which for many Americans means that a tax refund is on its way. If you’re...

 

Bark for Life 2017, April 22

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our Canine Caregivers. It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    March 4, 2017

Yoga and soul work during Lent

Dear Friends, Greetings! If you are reading this after the first of March, you have survived Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, and Lent has begun. Congratulations! I think of Lent as a journey - an episode of...

 

Four things women need to know about Social Security – Part 1

Ever since a legal secretary named Ida May Fuller received the first retirement benefit check in 1940, women have been counting on Social Security to provide much-needed retirement income. Social...

 

Clay Lacy and his DC-3

When I think of all the wonderful people we know in the aviation world, there are a few who truly stand out and Clay Lacy is one of those exceptional people. His name is well known in aviation...

 

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

TVWC took their biggest team yet to the Central Valley Wrestling Association Southern Section Valley competition held in Porterville Feb. 11. Twenty-five members of the squad competed to try to make...

 

Lions Club Student Speaker Contest

The Tehachapi Lions Club held the 80th Annual Student Speaker Contest at the club level on Feb. 16 at the Tehachapi Senior Center. The topic this year is "Is the Right to Privacy a Threat to our...

 

Take care of your heart

How to have a healthy heart was the topic for members of Kiwanis when Beverly Thompson spoke to the group recently. She is a survivor of heart disease and is now coordinator for Heart Health in...

 

THS Advanced Drama performing Pride and Prejudice

Tehachapi High School Advanced Drama is pleased to be performing Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austin. Featuring four proposals, three rejections, two marriages and one scandal, this classic...

 

Celebrating St. Paddy's Day March 17

Now that March is finally here, we're starting to see the first hints of green in Tehachapi. With the cold, wet winter, the weather seems more normal this year. The trees did not bud out in February,...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 4, 2017

City Council approves the next step for Event Center

At their Feb. 21 meeting, the Tehachapi City Council approved a plan that could move the City closer to making the Tehachapi Event Center, Rodeo Grounds and Motocross Track a reality. They voted to...

 

Valerie Provines at the 33rd Annual Spring Art Show

"It is Art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, and I know of no substitute for the force and beauty of its process...Henry James Do you: Love art? Love to talk to artists? Have a glass...

 

Sand canyon Road repair: a community effort

The weather web site mountainbase.com, based at Oak Knolls in Golden Hills, reports that the total rainfall for the first two months of 2017 at that site measured 9.52 inches. The rainfall came...

 

Forde Shorts

Nasty, nasty, nasty – Kern County Public Health Services Director Matt Constantine’s Feb. 14, 2017 report to the Kern County Board of Supervisors on the dangers of Spice, a synthetic marijuana...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    March 4, 2017

Cuddeback, the name's familiar

I grew up hearing the name, Cuddeback; that of an old Tehachapi pioneer family. As a child I knew only one person by that name. Recently, the local Museum assembled a historical display of the...

 

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