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Articles from the March 16, 2019 edition

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Nuwä – First People of the Tehachapi Mountains

Prior to the arrival of Europeans to North America around the year 1500, California was home to an estimated 300,000 Native people who spoke 300 dialects of about 100 distinct languages. It was one of...

 

Friends of the Library Book Sale & Books into Art

Our Tehachapi branch of the Kern County Library has been putting on additional programs with events for children, teens and adults. These include: storytime for preschoolers, various teen fandom event...

 

Old Time Fiddlers present Amateur Contest

District 3 of the California State Old Time Fiddlers Association will hold its 10th annual Amateur Old Time Fiddle Contest on Saturday, March 23 at Christian Life Assembly Church, 920 W. Valley Blvd....

 

'Young Frankenstein' packs the BeeKay

"Put. The candle. Back." During one performance of Tehachapi Community Theatre's (TCT) musical "Young Frankenstein," a member of the audience was heard to say, "It feels good to laugh." The...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 16, 2019

Investigation partially confirms charges against councilman

On March 4, the Tehachapi City Council heard attorney Jesse Maddox of the firm Liebert Cassidy Whitmore report on their findings following an investigation of seven different complaints from a number...

 

Teresa Jane Gracey Sept. 24, 1953 – March 7, 2019

After an almost seven year battle with the rare, terminal disease, MSA (Multiple Systems Atrophy), Teresa Jane Gracey, better known as Teri, finally stopped fighting on March 7, 2019, in her own...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 16, 2019

Meet Your New Neighbors

"We want to get away from the big city," is the reason we hear most often from new Tehachapi residents and Michael and Lea Banton are no different. They had moved to Santa Clarita 13 years ago from...

 

Let's abandon the High Speed Rail Project

At the Feb. 26 meeting of the Kern County Board of Supervisors, I introduced a resolution calling on the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to abandon the High Speed Rail (HSR) project in...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 16, 2019

Goin' green (at least for a day)

As the granddaughter of Josephine Larimer, who was, coincidently, born Josephine O'Neil on March 17, 1898 – and who loved a good ol' Irish birthday celebration for the whole month of March -- I just...

 

Herb perfect pasta!

Pasta is formed into many different shapes from dough that combines flour, water and/or eggs. The Chinese and Italians have a 4,000-year-old tradition of making it. The culture that was first is a...

 

Mysteries, lightweight to gritty

I really love a good mystery. Sometimes I want an easy going read. At other times I’m ready for a little grit. In my deepest of moods, I like the brainy kind of books filled with lots of historical...

 

Spiritual shape up

Have you ever trained for a marathon, about 26-miles of running? It's not something most folks just jump into without training and shaping up ahead of time. Usually, there will be weeks of waking up...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    March 16, 2019

Gold fever

Mt. Soledad, a mauve colored sentinel, whose pock marked sides show the effects of many years of gold mining, stands regally observing the great Mojave Desert; the site of gold discoveries...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 16, 2019

Could Kern County be home to new Space Force?

At the March 6 Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council, Aaron Falk, representative for Congressman Kevin McCarthy read a letter the congressman and five other members of Congress sent to...

 

Deanna Alvarado wins Lions Club Student Speaker Contest

California City High School Senior, Deanna Alvarado successfully won the California Lions Club 4-L1 Zone B Region Student Speaker on March 2. Alvarado and two other contestants, Kylie Griffith from Ri...

 

Memories of 'Air Wolf' at Mojave

I recently saw in the news that the good-looking star of the TV show "Air Wolf," Jan Michael Vincent sadly passed away. Memories of how many of the scenes for that show in the 1980s were filmed at...

 

Space Policy Directive-1: To the moon, soon!

The proposed NASA 2020 budget of $21 billion is a ticket to the future. "We are thrilled with the budget," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, a 43-year-old former Navy pilot, said at a televised...

 

Self-driving cars

Self-driving cars: the media (whether, for you, that means reading web sites, reading physical papers/magazines, or listening to the radio) seems to be telling us that self-driving cars are finally...

 

'The Rest of the Story'

Legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey had a well-known feature that was heard by millions of Americans on radio stations across the country each week, it was called "The Rest of the Story." His feat...

 

Team 585 qualifies for Houston

FIRST Team 585 had an outstanding time at the Central Valley Regional Competition last weekend in Fresno. They won the Engineering Inspiration Award for their efforts in promoting engineering...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 16, 2019

TVRPD to apply for revitalization grants

Last month, Cristin Lassen was appointed to the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District Board by the Tehachapi City Council. The March 12 TVRPD Board meeting was Lassen's first meeting as a...

 

Introducing Ryan Clark

The 35th Annual Art Show, sponsored by the Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association, takes place April 14-21 at the Oak Tree Country Club, 29500 North Lower Valley Rd. It opens with a reception...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Community    March 16, 2019

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

The future of Stallion Springs goes hand in hand with a good potable water source. The District has purchased 40-acres of land in Cummings Valley that came with a high-producing, good-quality well....

 

Dave Stamey rides back into town March 30

Cowboy entertainer Dave Stamey has made several trips to Tehachapi. He played to a sold-out crowd in Fiddlers Crossing in 2013 and The Beekay Theatre in 2015 and 2017. With ticket sales again brisk...

 

Closed – but not forever

Last year our open houses were better attended than any year since we opened! Almost twice as many folks came out to meet our critters and we are so grateful. So why are we closing? The answer is...

 

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