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Articles from the March 28, 2015 edition

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 By Pat Doody    Community    March 28, 2015

The building of an environmentally friendly lifestyle - part 2

In the last issue of The Loop, retired planetary scientist Ann Tovormina shared her dream for a sustainable lifestyle in Tehachapi. Her house was designed and executed to have a low carbon footprint...

 

Thunderbirds at LA Air Show 2015

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds Jets Demonstration Team was the headlining act of the 2015 Los Angeles County Air Show. The Thunderbirds, along with an exciting array of thrilling jets,...

 

Salvation Army: A good place to hang out

The recent fundraiser tea party held by the Rotary Club of Tehachapi raised funds for the Salvation Army's after school program. Junior High and High School aged kids are welcome at this wonderful...

 

Rotary's traditional tea party

The Tehachapi Rotary Club held a lovely formal afternoon tea in support of the Salvation Army's after school program. Held in the beautifully decorated and intimate setting of Fiddlers Crossing, hot...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 28, 2015

Meet your new neighbors

Sara and Fred Nilson moved to Tehachapi last October from Bakersfield. When I asked what brought them here, Sara said it was the beautiful area, the horse-friendly atmosphere and they also had...

 

Coffee-fueled ministry

OK, I’ll admit it…one of my guilty pleasures is an occasional grande skinny cinnamon dolce latte from Starbucks. I love Starbucks and I wouldn’t feel as much guilt if their coffee was Fair...

 

Feeling Invincible

My Mom is 93 and quite honestly, for her age, is in amazingly good health. I just recently came to the realization that by watching her I developed a false sense of being invincible, expecting to live a long life, assuming that I have some type of...

 

Be prepared for those RMDs

You might not think that 70½ represents any particular milestone. But when you do reach this age, you will have to make some decisions that affect an important aspect of your life — your...

 

Another Relay year is here

We have a new event this year in May as well; The Relay Diamond Ball which is directed by Matthew Cruse, the 2015 Relay Chair. We will be forwarding information about this event in coming weeks. We are really excited about this new event which will...

 

Tehachapi Treasure Trove

The featured artist will be Bassema Korkor. Bassema creates a variety of unique jewelry and home decor using polymer clay and wire wrapping. Art Larson will provide background music on his clarinet. Come help us celebrate spring. Bassema has been...

 

Tehachapi Christian Store

The Tehachapi Christian Store will host a local Christian group from Tehachapi Nazarene Church for our April First Friday concert at 6 p.m. The group is called Men of Faith. They are an Evangelical Gospel West Coast Quartet with new sounds of Modern...

 

TVAA's Gallery 'n Gifts

Featured this April will be TVAA’s “Youth Art Contest” for Tehachapi’s young artists kindergarten through 12th grade. Winners of this event include: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place plus honorable mentions for each of the six categories, and” Best...

 

Community Church Opens for First Friday

First Friday Features Wood and Weaving Wood carving and weaving will be featured on First Friday, April 3, at Tehachapi Community Church, corner of Green and E Streets, from 5 - 8 p.m. Carvers from the Tehachapi Senior Center Class, taught by...

 

Sheridan's Boutique Home Consignment

Sheridan's Boutique Home Consignment will be celebrating Easter this First Friday. Once again Karen Eskew, formerly of Molly Kate's Tea Room in Lancaster, will be serving her wonderful Paris Tea along with a floral champagne tea punch. By customer...

 

'First Friday' in Tehachapi - April 3, 5 to 8 p.m.

First Fridays have become a fun evening for us to open our doors, get out some arts and crafts, a little music, some yummy food, light a sanctuary full of candles and engage in fun, creativity, or prayerful meditation. Come and join us on Friday,...

 

Fiddlers Crossing celebrates fifth anniversary on April 3

First Friday, April 3, will be a special celebration at Fiddlers Crossing, starting at 7 p.m. A host of local musicians will be on hand to help mark the fifth anniversary for the popular venue. Fiddlers Crossing first opened on Saturday, April 17,...

 

Graduation day for unwanted dogs

Have a Heart Humane Society is proud to announce that two of our dogs have graduated from training classes at Thunder Paws Dog Training. Rudy is one of the “Magnificent 7” dogs, they were dumped in an equipment yard on South St. early in the...

 
 By Liz Block    Community    March 28, 2015

Get that lawn started right!

Got a lawn? Its spring and we’re starting into what I call “the irrigation season.” But this won’t be an ordinary irrigation season and this year is not an ordinary year as we continue to face “The Drought that Ate California!” The State...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    March 28, 2015

My friend, Winnedumah

A friend of mine is a hiker. She is not the type one meets at the Post Office where you see young people, mostly men, with staffs and back packs. She lives locally and is a hiker. My friend, the...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 28, 2015

Things you can do to help prepare for – and win – a disability case

1. Tell all your doctors about all your symptoms.  If you have depression and you go to your primary doctor or a referral to a specialist, fill out a health questionnaire, and check “NO, you do not...

 

So, what's in a name? The true story of the Apple Shed

My name is Mano Lujan and on January 1, 2015 my wife Meimei, and I purchased the business formerly known as The Apple Shed. In doing so, one of the first things that we did was to legally change the name to The Shed. To tell you the truth, much...

 

Disclosure and use of your tax return information

Federal law requires your tax preparer to obtain your consent before we use or disclose your “tax return information”. Tax return information is all the information we obtain from you or other sources in any form or manner that is used to prepare...

 

Old newspapers

Digging around in my brother Bill Deaver’s cupboards in his garage, I found some more of my mother Marion Deaver’s “stuff”. In one box was a 1960 copy of the Mojave Desert News, then owned by Bill and Milt Smith. I always enjoy looking throug...

 

They search so others can live

The Tehachapi mountains hold many paths for recreation and fun, but sometimes the fun goes wrong. People get separated while hiking; take a fall while out enjoying the mountains; and then there are times some folks, old and young alike, wander off fr...

 

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