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Articles from the April 1, 2017 edition

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Dance Craze teams return victorious

With their well-deserved awards in hand, The Dance Craze (TDC) Competition Teams, once again, return to Tehachapi proud, after a successful weekend at competition. "Each one of our dancers were so...

 

Renovation of Tehachapi Save Mart is nearly complete

Over the last several months, The Save Mart Companies has made a significant investment to modernize its Tehachapi store. The project is almost done, and it's time to celebrate! "You'll want to shop h...

 

Darlene's Real Swell Toys new mural

Traveling past Darlene's Real Swell Toys on N. Mill St in Tehachapi, you will see this mural. The original concept was drawn by Luke Boyd, and Lyn Bennett painted the finished design. Come by and...

 

Rates are up! Rates are down!

Gotta love the media. They scream at us that interest rates are worse, and that interest rates are better. All they’re doing is reading from a teleprompter – so what’s true? It’s all about...

 
 By Ben Graham    Local News    April 1, 2017

Financial gifts and tips for new graduates

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. It's Graduation Season again. If your child is graduating from high school or college, you have reason...

 

The desert, the new frontier in 1956

I found an article of my mom, Marion Deaver that she wrote in 1956. I know that because she actually wrote the year on it! If you read my column regularly you know I am always complaining and trying...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 1, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

At the end of February, Robert Stevens arrived in Tehachapi from Sunnyvale, Calif. to begin his new job as Nondestructive Engineer with The Spaceship Company in Mojave. Basically, his job will be to...

 

What it means to probate an estate

(From CALDA, California Association of Legal Document Assistants) What is "probate?" The word "probate" is the term generally used to describe what happens to a person's property when he or she dies....

 

Using trusts to meet tax & non-tax goals

Trusts have been used as an integral part of sophisticated tax and financial arrangements for centuries. Exactly how they are used depends on a person’s particular goals, current tax rules, and other factors. Hopefully this article helps you to...

 

Tehachapi Western Bluebird trail report

Guest Speaker Karen Pestana will present her annual report on the Tehachapi bluebird nest box program at the Audubon-Tehachapi meeting, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Golden Hills...

 

Four things women need to know about Social Security – Part 3

4. When should you begin receiving retirement benefits? Should you begin receiving benefits early and receive smaller payments over a longer period of time, or wait until your full retirement age or...

 

Let's all be kind

It was an article in Parade Magazine that inspired Mayor Pro Tem Susan Wiggins to launch a campaign called Be Kind. She explained, at a Kiwanis meeting, that the article suggested ways cities could...

 

Bob Mayberry's story

This article is being rerun in this issue because we inadvertently misspelled Mr. Mayberry's name. Our apologies to Bob Mayberry and Ashmore Motors. Bob Mayberry's story began in the early 1970s at a...

 

Tehachapi Gandy Dancers host Spring Fling Dance

Despite the wind and cold temperatures along with the clouds threatening rain and fog, the Tehachapi Gandy Dancers Square Dance Club hosted their Spring Fling Dance. People representing the Joaquin...

 

The year ahead in space

This winter has been unusually brutal for Tehachapi astronomers (and less than optimal for local pilots). I was happy to seize any opportunity for a little binocular time with the Orion Nebula and...

 

Remembering Aunt Mary

Leslie Reynolds' Memoir of Her Famous Aunt, Debbie Reynolds I first met Leslie Reynolds when she played the part of "Noah" in Tehachapi Community Theater's 2014 production of "110 In the Shade" by N....

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    April 1, 2017

Easter's joys ahead

Are you noticing signs of spring? I hope new things are budding that you are excited to see bloom both outdoors in nature and within your personal life. Each spring we are greeted by new delights if...

 

Switching from Windows to Mac or Mac to Windows

You’re finally ready. After years of hearing from your friends about all the ways MacOS and Apple hardware is better than Windows or PC hardware, you’re ready to make the switch from PC to Mac....

 

First Friday in Downtown Tehachapi - 5 to 8 p.m., April 7

First Fridays have become a popular event of fun, refreshments, hospitality and shopping at all the participating venues. Gallery 'N' Gifts will be featuring Youth Art. Gallery 'N' Gifts is located at 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd. (See article on this...

 

Celebrate Tortoise Day in California City

Come join us for our 37th Annual Tortoise Days and help us make History! The Parade will be on April 29, at 10 a.m. It runs from Ace Hardware to Friends Tires on Cal City Blvd. Central Park...

 

THS Robotics Team heads to Houston

The Blue Team did a tremendous job the weekend of March 25-26 at the Sacramento Regional competition held on the campus of UC Davis. Students met lots of amazing people and got to talk about their...

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    April 1, 2017

Water conservation project

The City of Tehachapi has completed a water conservation project that will save approximately 38 acre feet of potable water each year (there are 325,851 gallons per each acre foot). The water...

 
 By Robin Wells    Community    April 1, 2017

A season of preparation and growth

I love spring. As a minister of the Gospel, I look not only to the weather of the changing seasons for inspiration, but I look to the seasons of the church as well. In the tradition of the church...

 

Quilt raffle for Pearls of Africa

The Global Missions Team from the Community Congregational Church (100 E. "E" Street) is sponsoring a raffle to support one of their causes, the Pearls of Africa Children's Home in Uganda. The Home...

 

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