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Keep calm and drive on

If the summer heat drives you to distraction, the last thing you need is a malfunctioning air conditioning (A/C) system when you’re on the road. Checking your vehicle’s A/C annually will help you keep your cool when temperatures soar, says the...

 

Healthy never tasted so good – Part 3

Celebrate Mothers with food and family Do you know how Mother's Day started and how we have now veered away from its original intent? If you do, great, if not, keep reading. Mother's Day preceded the...

 

2nd Annual Spring Festival, May 13

We are very excited for Tehachapi's 2nd Annual Spring Festival coming up on Saturday, May 13 from 11 to 4 p.m. at the Country Oaks Baptist/Heritage Oak School campus located at 20915 Schout Rd. This...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    April 29, 2017

The Spirit of Tehachapi

In 2003 I wrote an article about a certain road, originally an old mining road in the area, and its history. Not ancient history but recent history. I chose a road that is straight as an arrow, well p...

 

Non-Profit Showcase spotlights Tehachapi's big heart: Non-profits welcome volunteers, participation

One thing the 28 organizations represented at Tehachapi's April 26 Non-Profit Showcase at Jacobsen Middle School gymnasium have in common – in addition to the free chocolate and pens at the booths...

 

May's Insights Program features Nick Smirnoff

Do you like movies? Ever seen Star Wars? How about the television show Cheers? Have you ever seen a commercial featuring the "Marlboro Man"? These three names are just a small part of the works that...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    April 29, 2017

Tehachapi School Board Update

Much activity on Monroe campus Monroe Principal Steve Bsharah assisted by Jaime Lopez and Brittany McCalman updated the School Board on the year's activities at the Monroe campus including Monroe Cont...

 

Chapbook prize

Back in 2015 I prepared a chapbook, drifter, which is still available on Amazon (or from me). What is a chapbook some of you might still be asking? Well it is typically a small book, about the size of...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Community    April 29, 2017

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Terry Schroepfer of Provost and Prichard Consulting Group presented a report to the Stallion Springs CSD Board of Directors on the Water Rate Study at the April 18 meeting. The study covered the...

 

Lions learn about drones

Steve Lee was the guest speaker at the Tehachapi Lions Club's April 20 meeting. Lee owns a video production service, Eagle Sky View, which is located in Golden Hills. Lee uses drones for aerial...

 

Oil is vital to the world

Wallace Kleck shared his knowledge of geology with the Kiwanis Club when he spoke to them about oil. He called it "black gold" because of its importance to the world. Using a power point presentation...

 

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

TVWC has been busy competing in the Kern County Wrestling Association tournament schedule. The CSUB Roadrunner Bash was held April 1 at Centennial High School. There were 570 wrestlers competing in...

 

The year of 'Mission Ends'

Last month I focused our eyes on the many exciting manned space activities underway this year. However, there's a great deal of action in the unmanned space arena, as well. Space exploration is a...

 

General Jimmy Doolittle – 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

This year, 2017, marked the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid and I make a point to remember the 80 brave men who flew the B-25s off of the USS Hornet on April 18, 1942. I have wonderful...

 

ISPs and online privacy – what's everyone talking about?

For the past few weeks, you may have seen stories about ISPs being able to sell your browsing history to advertisers. Let’s clear up a few things. First off, ISP stands for Internet Service...

 

What does conservative investing mean to older investors?

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. If you’re a certain age, or getting close to it, you might hear something like this: “Now that...

 

Earth Day Celebration

Lifetime residents Jon Hammond and Kawaiisu basket weaver Janice Williams display non-industrially made cooking utensils and baskets. Woven tight enough to hold water, these plant based pots would be...

 

Trailhead Insurance Grand Opening

On April 19, Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce members assisted Sammi Irvin and her family and friends at the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for her new business, Trailhead Insurance. Photo by Ida...

 

Non-Profit Showcase

Tehachapi American Legion Auxiliary Unit 221 host Harriet Clendenin and crafter Judith Campanaro, are busy making 3x6 foot sleeping mats for the homeless from recycled plastic bags. The finished mats...

 

RE/MAX agents receive annual awards

In her new role as Office Manager, Adonae Faris presented RE/MAX Tehachapi Agents their well deserved awards from the calender year 2016. It was a fun afternoon of celebration at the Veritas Wine Bar...

 

Sage or sagebrush for dinner?

The answer is emphatically not sagebrush! This bush is in fact not salvia (sage) at all but an artemisia. The misnomer is probably because the scent is similar. I have not found an explanation for thi...

 

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