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Articles from the April 15, 2017 edition

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2017 Farmers Market starts May 4

Main Street Tehachapi will be presenting Farmers Market to Tehachapi earlier this year, with a move from Railroad Park to Green Street. The market will begin on May 4 this season, and continue every...

 

Brad Lundberg still in the saddle after 60 years

The old cowboy, these are not words that you would use to describe Brad Lundberg. Yes, he spent most of his life in the saddle. Yes, he has trained many young cowboys to cut and sort and rope cattle....

 

Making the best use of your time

For those who feel that there is nothing to do in Tehachapi, let me tell you that we can disprove that in a moment. Join us at Jacobsen Middle School Gymnasium on Tuesday, April 25 for the Non Profit...

 

It's a conspiracy!

Is there a conspiracy surrounding the appraisal report for your home purchase or refinance? Recently a buyer was upset about an appraisal value matching the purchase price, so let’s review the...

 

Rosamond schools, education in 1955

In 1955 the Southern Kern County Union School District proudly announced that it had completed additions to its school and would dedicate its new buildings April 30, 1955. The additions included a...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    April 15, 2017

Can Lyme Disease qualify for Social Security benefits?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Lyme Disease is caused by a bacterial infection resulting from the bite of a tick that is very small and often escapes...

 

Remembering Cousin Carrie Fisher

The setting was a memorial held for both Debbie Reynolds and Carrie at Los Angeles' Forest Lawn, March 25, 2017. Dwight, Debbie Reynolds' white Coton pup, snuggled in close between Leslie Reynolds...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 15, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

Ellen Hayes and Jared Ehlers moved into their Bear Valley home in January. Jared had actually bought the home in 2015 but had never moved in. He met Ellen who was living in Clovis, and that stalled...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 15, 2017

Keep on keepin' on

Ten years ago I wrote a column about “slowing down but not stopping. ” In it I discussed the realization that while I couldn’t do some of the things I could do when I was younger – like...

 

Back & neck pain: number one cause of disability worldwide

A group called the Global Burden of Disease Project 2010, and made up of a collaboration between the World Health Organization, the University of Queensland (Australia) School of Population Health,...

 

Fitness, the 'frisky' way

Do most of us look back at our experiences in middle school PE with fondness and pride? Or do we cringe, remembering all-too-painfully the emotional torture of being picked last for a team; or...

 

Scottish Heritage recognized by Church

There was an unusual addition to the regular service of worship at Tehachapi Community Congregational Church (UCC) last week. It was a Scottish tradition called Kirkin' 'o the Tartans. It dates back...

 

The Tehachapi Christian Youth Film Festival

"It changed my life!" These words were spoken by Destinee, a Bakersfield youth. What was the "it?" The Christian Youth Film Festival in Bakersfield put on by the Christian Youth Film Society there. Th...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    April 15, 2017

Honor Flight: old times remembered

A couple of weeks back the monthly Honor Flight/ Veterans’ Breakfast was held at St Malachy Church’s McMullan Hall. Some 130 veterans, family and friends spent three hours or more greeting one...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    April 15, 2017

Tehachapi City Council Update

Police Foundation Fundraiser Jim Wallace and Kim Nixon, representing the Tehachapi Police Foundation, appeared before the City Council on April 3 to present plans for their Honoring the Thin Blue Line...

 

Canine Creek's fundraiser exceeds expectations

On Saturday afternoon, April 8, Canine Creek was crowded with adults, kids and dogs as new owner, Kellie Dudivoir, celebrated the grand re-opening. Wanting to do something special at the event,...

 
 By Mark Corum    Community    April 15, 2017

Hall Ambulance employees return to Kern County after being honored

The 13 Hall Ambulance Service employees honored on Monday, April 3 at the state Capitol returned to Kern County after a whirlwind day of honors. They were amongst 48 EMS professionals from across...

 

Measuring risk – Part 1

What is risk? In the investment world, risk means uncertainty. It refers to the possibility that you will lose your investment or that an investment will yield less than its anticipated return....

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 15, 2017

Tehachapi's first wine tour bus

A bus load of students from the Levan Institute for Lifelong Learning and Bakersfield College became the first tour bus to visit our Tehachapi vineyards. The group was lead by instructor Mike...

 

See the 'torture device' at the Tehachapi Museum

The Tehachapi Museum's newest exhibit features a very interesting machine, circa 1920s to 1930s, designed for giving women permanents. The permanent wave machine looks like a torture device from a...

 

Tehachapi Mountain Bike team takes home first place

In the beautiful area of Keysville Special Recreation Area, near Lake Isabella the Tehachapi Mountain Bike teams competed in their third High School/Middle school race on March 25-26. Now in their...

 

Tehachapi Community Theatre's audition workshop for The Drowsy Chaperone

The Tony Award-winning musical, The Drowsy Chaperone promises to be one of the biggest and most fun comedic musicals Tehachapi Community Theatre has presented in quite some time. The director, Christine Guarente, and the production staff will be...

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    April 15, 2017

Planting of new trees on Tehachapi Blvd.

Tehachapi's Public Works Department removed eight dead trees along the south side of Tehachapi Blvd. between Curry St. and Green St. and replaced them with eight new trees. The remaining trees on...

 

Studio Elite Competition team places 4th and 9th overall at Starpower

Starpower Dance Competition was held March 24-26, in Fresno Calif. where performers Ava Daniels and Olivia Ringle from the Studio Elite Dance Competition Team competed in both solo and duet...

 

Memorial Day Ceremony Planned

Plans for the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Philip Marx Central Park are being finalized by the local veterans organizations along with the Recreation and Parks District. The parade will...

 

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