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Articles from the June 24, 2017 edition

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4th of July in Tehachapi

Join Tehachapi in celebrating Independence Day with fun events and live music throughout the day, finished off with a festive and patriotic fireworks display. Find your Official Guide to 4th of July...

 

Alligator Rose soap shop boutique

Alligator Rose is Tehachapi's new local soap shop boutique. It is located at 117 S. Mill St.(galleria H). Their motto is "luxury body-care basics" with a focus on minimal but high quality...

 

The Salvation Army gives thanks

The Salvation Army Tehachapi would like to sincerely thank our generous community of Tehachapi and our local US Post Office for donating over 1,200 lbs of food through the 'Stamp Out Hunger' food...

 

Reverse wins – sometimes

Don’t fall for the hype – Reverse mortgage isn’t for everyone. When you have a seasoned professional help you with the analysis about what these loans accomplish or not, you can see for...

 

The hazards of going into business with family and friends

It seems like almost every month the CSU Bakersfield SBDC gets calls from individuals who have lost money by going into business with family, friends, or neighbors that they have trusted, but who have...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 24, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

It was on a road trip, looking for an affordable place to buy a home, that Ma Belle Ammie (Ammie) Graves-Fisher and her husband Anthony Fisher discovered Tehachapi. Long Beach, where they were...

 

Password and security questions

Again with the passwords? Yes, because passwords are important and how we reset passwords has changed. In the old days (a couple of years ago), if you forgot your password for your email or social med...

 
 By Ben Graham    Local News    June 24, 2017

Declare your financial independence day

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. We’re getting close to the Fourth of July, when we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in this country....

 

Help with personal space

Nina R. of Tehachapi writes, "My dog Jackson, a Jack Russell terrier mix, follows me everywhere; he might as well be my shadow. He can't even be in the backyard by himself without scratching on the...

 

Christine Yandek invited to Creative Arts Festival

Once again, Tehachapi's very talented Christine Yandek has been invited to participate in the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival held in Buffalo, New York beginning Sunday, October 29, 2017....

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    June 24, 2017

Looking back

Four Score and Five years ago the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 221 was founded in the small city of Tehachapi. To set the scene I take you back to the spring of 1932. Herbert Hoover was still...

 
 By Bill MEad    Community    June 24, 2017

Media relations, Dixie Style

Today, We Honor The Overall Man Classic Bill Mead...

 

Thunder on the Mountain presents $7,500 in scholarships to THS students

The Thunder on the Mountain Car Show Committee awarded $7,500 in scholarships to six Tehachapi High School Students at a ceremony held June 1, 2017 at Tehachapi High School. The Thunder on the...

 

Valerian or Jupiter's Beard?

It is not easy for a plant to remain popular when it smells so bad that it is nicknamed "Phu". Valerian (valeriana officinalis of the valerianaceae plant family) is just such a "survivor". The fetid...

 

Understanding risk – Part 3

Understanding your own tolerance for risk The concept of risk tolerance is twofold. First, it refers to your personal desire to assume risk and your comfort level with doing so. This assumes that risk...

 

Total Solar Eclipse and other astronomical events

Most of you have heard about the unusual total solar eclipse that is about to cross America on August 21st. From what I've heard, there's a great deal of misunderstanding out there. Many are confusing...

 

Ready to Relay?

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life 2017, presented by "Adventist Health" is one week away at Meadowbook Park in Golden Hills on Saturday, July 8. Over 30 teams are putting the finishing touc...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Community    June 24, 2017

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

It's going to be a long hot summer and you want to stay home in the air conditioning. But what are you going to do? Why not curl up with a good book and just relax. The Stallion Springs Library is a...

 

Lions scholarships

Tehachapi Lions Scholarship Chair, Sue Morrison, presented scholarships to this year's Tehachapi High School scholarship recipients at their recent awards ceremony. The scholarship recipients were...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    June 24, 2017

Certificates of recognition

At the June 19 City Council meeting, Mayor Ed Grimes presented Certificates of Recognition to Mick and LeAnn Williams. Both were recognized for their invaluable service to the City. LeAnn was honored...

 

Harvey Hall donates five AEDs to Tehachapi

 In an ongoing effort to improve access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in public places, Hall Ambulance Founder and President Harvey L. Hall is continuing his crusade by donating five...

 

TVHD Guild gives check to AHTV

Frankie Wysocki President of Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District Guild along with volunteers give a $70,000 donation check to Nicole Ayers, Mark Koch Julie Johnson, and Claudia Ramirez of Adventist...

 

Tehachapi Valley Gem and Mineral Society

Did you know Tehachapi Valley has a group of people interested in geology, paleontology, mineralogy, jewelry-making, ancient artifacts, plate tectonics, and a host of other sciences? We are Tehachapi...

 

2016 Playwrights' top winning play

TCT's B.K. Bear holds SilentWolf's 2016 Playwrights' Festival Gold Quill Trophy for the top winning play, "The Tiniest Goodbye". Here we see B.K. and SilentWolf seated on Centennial Plaza's John King...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 24, 2017

Employees of the Year

During her report at the June 13 School Board Meeting, Superintendent Susan Andreas-Bervel announced Golden Hills Elementary teacher Jennifer Butler as District Certificated Employee of the Year and...

 

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