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Articles from the July 18, 2015 edition

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Why take 15 when you can have 30?

Hear me out before you protest, but taking a 30-year loan is the smartest thing you can do in today’s interest rate environment. Lots of folks are wanting to talk about refinancing to 15-year loans...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 18, 2015

Meet your new neighbors

After living in Palmdale for a few years Jean Morgan and Gary Katz have moved to Tehachapi. It seemed natural since Jean’s family lives here and Gary saw a need in Tehachapi for his skills. Gary is...

 

Artificial sweeteners

For some time there have been concerns about the safety of artificial sweeteners such as sucralose (Splenda), aspartame (NutraSweet), acesulfame K (Ace K ), neotame (Sunett), etc. One of the most maligned artificial sweeteners, saccharine, even has...

 
 By Liz R Kover    Community    July 18, 2015

Big Boy - Moku

I was lucky enough to meet this butterball of love when he was just a four month old, roly-poly chocolate puppy. The moment I laid eyes on him, I knew two things: (1) that I would love him with all...

 

What should you know about establishing a trust?

You don’t have to be a CEO or multimillionaire to benefit from a trust. In fact, many people gain advantages from establishing one – so it may be useful to learn something about this common...

 

Tehachapi Friends of NRA holding annual fundraiser

The Tehachapi Friends of NRA have booked the date for their yearly dinner and fundraising event for 2015. “We will be holding it on Aug. 8 at 5 p.m.,” Co-Chairman of the TFNRA Mike Barrett said. “And we are lucky enough to be holding it,...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Happenings    July 18, 2015

What's up in Stallion Springs?

New General Manager on board After an extensive search, the CSD Board of Directors has hired local resident Lori Rodgers as the new General Manager. Lori comes to the CSD from the Kern County...

 

Friendly Tehachapi

Brochures are used to promote something, from weekend events, schools and cities. While searching through my mother Marion Deaver's files, I found some old brochures promoting Tehachapi. I think the...

 
 By Guiseppe V.    Community    July 18, 2015

Get a chuckle from dating site profiles

We’ve been talking about a fairly serious subject with seniors trying to realign their lives by using the Internet and dating websites. Time to take a look at the lighter side of things, for example what people write about themselves in an effort t...

 
 By Pat Doody    Happenings    July 18, 2015

The July 6 City Council meeting was busy one, indeed

City Manager Greg Garrett updated the City Council on the many current projects in which the city is currently involved. He reported that the city is looking to recruit two new police officers, a...

 

Do you have a business or a practice?

Does your business continue to operate on its own without you being present? A “real business” is one that functions even when you are not there. Many people who claim to be business owners...

 
 By Jim Wallace    Community    July 18, 2015

Amazing partnership for cancer patients in Tehachapi

Exciting news for the Tehachapi Cancer Foundation. We were approached by Kevin Burton, President of the San Joaquin Community Hospital Foundation. Kevin picked up one of our brochures at Lemonade Locks located inside the AIS Cancer Center. Kevin...

 

Evacuation in the face of Big Bear's Lake Fire

Are you becoming bored with the media constantly harping on about California's current drought conditions? Are you a little tired of hearing over and over that this year is the one in which you should...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 18, 2015

Planning Commission names Michael J. Williams new member

At the City Council meeting on July 6, Tehachapi City Council unanimously appointed Michael (Mick) J. Williams to the Planning Commission, replacing Sonja Wilson whose term expired on June 30....

 

Long-term care insurance (LTCI) - part 2

(continued from July 4 issue of the Loop) Who should purchase LTCI? During the “golden years,” when income typically declines, the purchase of LTCI should be carefully considered. People with sign...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    July 18, 2015

Summer Stroll around Downtown – Share a glimpse into the past

Before this goes to press the Heritage League will have already sponsored what they called "a Summer Stroll", which in actuality, will have consisted of a group of people "strolling" from one...

 

State liberates prison water

The state agency that halted the flow of California Correctional Institution waste water to two customers in May has authorized resuming delivery to the struggling businesses. In a July 1 letter to the waste water plant manager at CCI, the Central Va...

 

Double whammy for sod farm

Dan Gibson and his Tehachapi Sod farm on Cummings Valley Road are second in line to receive recycled waste water from the California Correctional Institution. The Horse Thief Country Club gets first dibs. In the meantime, Gibson keeps his crop...

 

Light attendance at hospital Adventist affiliation hearings --Public seeks clarity on long-term hospital lease

At the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District public hearings on the proposed affiliation with Adventist Health July 13-16, 2015, several speakers asked if the district would have any recourse if the 25-to 30-year lease goes sour (see quotes above). Di...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    July 18, 2015

Applying for SSD with Addison's Disease

Addison’s disease (AD) is a disorder of the endocrine system, specifically the adrenal glands, in which the affected individual’s body does not produce the right amount of hormones necessary for...

 

Do I need a new computer

You only need a new computer when you can’t do what you need to do on your current computer. If your computer is broken or too slow or can’t run that new software, you need a new computer. I’m...

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is looking for you!

Or someone you know to, “Stand up for children, so they’ll stand a chance.” What: Orientation for those interested in becoming CASA Volunteers When: Monday, July 27 from Noon, and Friday, August 21 10 a.m. Where: College Community Services,...

 

Heartfelt Thanks

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of those who donated and helped to support our local Veterans' Food Bank. The food bank is sponsored by the American Legion Post #221 and is available to all local veterans. Special THANKS to the...

 
 By Liz Block    Community    July 18, 2015

Rebates to lose the lawn

Can you believe – another article about grass! If you’ve been following this column, you know Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District (TCCWD) applied for a grant to do a lawn removal rebate program but didn’t get it. We’re still going to...

 

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