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Articles from the May 26, 2018 edition

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Remembering Tehachapi Mayor Ed Grimes

At 1:45 p.m., on Monday, May 20, 2018, Tehachapi lost one of its most vocal champions when Mayor Ed Grimes passed away, surrounded by his large and loving family. Despite serving as a member of the...

 

Living in a sea of purple

When I decided to move back to my hometown more than two years ago, I was incredibly lucky when it came to finding a house to rent. Dear family friends of mine own a lilac farm that just happens to...

 

Welcome Summer with Sip Sip Hurray, Main Street's Summer Wine Walk

Main Street Tehachapi has planned a new event to welcome summer this year. The Sip Sip Hurray Wine Walk will take place on Saturday, June 23 from 7-9:30 p.m. with a change from previous Wine Walks,...

 

Tehachapi Flower Shop bids a fond farewell to Dave Bryant

Experienced flower arrangement designer/artist Dave Bryant joined the Tehachapi Flower Shop, as well as the Tehachapi community, in 2011. The art of flower arranging has deep roots in various ancient...

 

What can a child do when teased by bullies?

A recent survey showed that 10,000 children stayed home from school once a month because they feared bullies. Bullying is a serious problem that can lead to emotional withdrawal, substance abuse and...

 
 By Brook Lane    Community    May 26, 2018

3B Events & Equestrian Facility

3B Events & Equestrian Facility is located on 60 acres in the beautiful Cummings Valley in Tehachapi. Our facility offers standard horse boarding, overnight stalls, training, and a variety of...

 

Triassic Vineyards hosts official Cornhole Tournament

Jim Arnold and Triassic Vineyards are excited to partner up with SoCal Baggers and invite you to join us at Triassic Vineyards, 24627 Cummings Valley Rd., Tehachapi, on June 2 on our new lawn area...

 
 By Tammy Engel    Local News    May 26, 2018

Then and now

Interest rates are up. Want to know what that means in real terms? I pulled rate sheets from June 1, 2017 and am comparing to today's rate sheet. Here are some rough ideas about what is real in...

 

Camp Blue Jay

Hello Miracle Mutt fans. Most great pairings, like peanut butter and jelly, and macaroni and cheese, have been around for years. In the five years since its inception, Marley's Mutts' "Miracle Mutts"...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 26, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Bob and Tracy Anderson moved to Tehachapi last November from Lancaster where Bob operated a martial arts studio. He and Tracy had a plan to move to the natural setting of the mountains and open a...

 

Summer Drama Day Camp in July

Tehachapi Community Theatre (TCT) will hold its annual Drama Day Camp in July. "Campers" will have fun while learning the basics of acting for the theatre. They will learn theatre games that are not...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    May 26, 2018

Can rheumatoid arthritis qualify for disability?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is diagnosed by blood tests and X-rays. There is a specific blood test for the disease called rheumatoid factor, which is most often used. There are also specific doctors, rh...

 

Tehachapi BMX

Local BMX riders recently competed at Bakersfield Metro BMX race track May 11 and 13. On Friday night, racers were the Howard family of Dad, Nate and kids, Alex and Sydney and two newer riders from...

 

Gallery 'N' Gifts featuring Dennis Cowden

Dennis Cowden, AKA The Cookie Expert, is also a wonderful photographer. Starting at age 12 with his Kodak Brownie Hawkeye he won his first photo award. Dennis and his wife Peggy came to Tehachapi in...

 

Tehachapi Treasure Trove featuring Lucinda Thomas

First Friday at Tehachapi Treasure Trove will feature Lucinda Thomas, artist and teacher. Lucinda is currently teaching a Fluid Paint class and a clay class at the Treasure Trove. She also teaches our...

 

June First Friday at the Tehachapi Museum: Victorian 'Cabinet Cards' to be on display for Father's Day

On June 1, the Tehachapi Museum will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. for the First Friday Art Walk. Along with other downtown venues, the Museum and will be offering appetizers, desserts, and champagne for g...

 
 By Larry LaCom    Community    May 26, 2018

Elementary students learn rocketry first-hand

One of the great benefits of being a school kid in Tehachapi is the presence of so many dedicated volunteers from aerospace, aviation, engineering and related fields. These volunteers regularly...

 

Why doesn't Murtz like to fly in small planes?

Looking at a tiny plane flying across our valley this week brought to mind some harrowing landings in George's small Cessna! Although we flew all over the United States without incident, and he flew a...

 

Rec & Park survey: 2/3 threshold within reach

The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District survey taken to gather public response to a proposed general obligation bond found that the crucial threshold of 2/3 "yes" votes may be attainable. T...

 

'The 39 Steps' at the BeeKay Theatre

Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" opens at the BeeKay Theatre on June 1, bringing a trainload of laughter in this spoof of Hitchcock's 1935 thriller film. Although the script for the stage comedy is...

 

Garam masala

When Americans think of Indian food, we often think of a curry punctuated with the pungent and bitter flavor of turmeric. But India is a vast country with many different flavor profiles. Comprised of...

 

everything on e street

Adventist to return old hospital, other leased buildings to healthcare district When the new hospital opens (and it will, soon, honest), Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley plans to return the old...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    May 26, 2018

Lest we forget – Memorial Day

It was brought to my attention that the monument in Philip Marx Central Park has been, once again, defaced by unknown parties. Those attending the Memorial Day Service will be able to see the damage...

 

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club competed in the second half of the Roadrunner/Coyote tournament series, with Shafter hosting the Coyote on May 5. Levi Hart won his schoolboy division and earned the...

 

Local racer spends Mother's Day weekend at the dirt track

Local racer Jenee Dugan is running a full season in the Hard Top Class and spent mother's day weekend at Bakersfield Speedway running her car with her husband and family. Racing has always been a...

 

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