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Articles from the August 1, 2015 edition

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Ugly but not broken

Lately we’ve been seeing appraisals come back with commentary requiring repairs be made before the close of escrow. What triggers this situation? Generally houses need to be free of “health and...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 1, 2015

Meet your new neighbors

David and Carol Faber moved to Tehachapi this spring from Paso Robles where they had lived for 20 years. They told me that it had just become too crowded. When it came time to retire, they decided...

 

Research: Fact or fiction

There seems to be so much information “out there” on just about every topic imaginable. Being a dietitian, I get asked about the newest nutrition item on the internet or on the TV news. Depending on the claim being made, I do what I advise everyo...

 

Have a Heart to raffle off four tickets to Disneyland

Have a Heart Humane Society is hoping to raise $2000.00 to help more Tehachapi residents get their pets spayed, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped at our low cost Wednesday Mini-Clinics. Beginning...

 

Eagle Scout project at Tehachapi Senior Center

At the monthly Board Meeting on July 1, 2015 Boy Scout, Eric Bilotta, offered to revamp the back patio area at Tehachapi Senior Center as his project in going forward as an Eagle Scout. The offer was...

 

Roll-out of our custom wrapped "Mobile Adoption Trailer"

You are invited to a very special Have a Heart Humane Society event – the roll-out of our custom-made/wrapped "Mobile Adoption Trailer", on Friday, August 7, 2015 at Triassic Legacy Winery,...

 

Trapping pocket gophers in Tehachapi

Named after the skin pouches, or "pockets" on the sides of their face used for carrying plant material, Rodentia Geomyidae, or Pocket Gophers live in abundance in the Tehachapi area. Most of the...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 1, 2015

Tehachapi City Council honors retiring David James

Mayor Susan Wiggins presented at Certificate of Recognition to retiring Community Development Director, David James. James had been with the city since December of 1996 and had served as Economic...

 

Central California Craft Beer Competition

Mission Brewery took four gold medals and Best California Beer at the 2015 Central California Craft Beer Competition. Mission Hefewizen has won Best Beer in California two years in a row in the two year old competition. They also took Best of Class...

 

Urban coyote

Now, “urban coyote” is not some re-imagined movie starring John Travolta. Urban coyotes are in fact “a thing”. I have been looking at some articles on animals (and other things) for a project...

 

Tehachapi Society of Pilots fundraiser

The Tehachapi Society of Pilots (TSP) will be holding a fundraiser for High School Graduation Scholarships on Aug. 21st at Jennifer's Terrace, 413 South Curry Street. For over a decade, the TSP has...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Happenings    August 1, 2015

What's up in Stallion Springs?

The Race is On Race Communications is racing right along toward providing fiber optic service to Stallion Springs. Race team member Raul Alcaraz provided an update on their progress at the July 21 Board of Directors meeting. Alcaraz reported that as...

 

Godly Play – The spiritual life of children

At our little church on the corner, Tehachapi Community UCC, we have a new Sunday school program, 'Godly Play', that teaches children how the traditions and stories of religion are all about their own...

 

Hollywood Bowl soloist, Paul Stein, to perform in Bear Valley Springs

On Sunday, August 23, at 5 PM, do NOT go to the Hollywood Bowl. Let the Hollywood Bowl come to you through the musical talents of violinist Paul Stein. He will be performing solos and duets at a...

 

Team Walkabout at Relay for Life

I would like to publicly thank everyone who helped and contributed to Team Walkabout's success in this year's Tehachapi Relay for Life. It was our first attempt as a team and we raised the fantastic...

 

Tehachapi Area General Plan – 1958

Conducting my usual “digging” through my mother Marion Deaver’s files, I stumbled onto an Outline of Major Assumptions, Policies and Proposals for the Tehachapi Area General Plan in 1958. In lig...

 

A Night in the Vineyard

The Friends of the Norbertine Canonesses are planning a fundraising event to benefit the future chapel for the Monastery of the Bethlehem Priory of St. Joseph. The event will be held at Triassic...

 

Summertime striper fishing

This is one of the great times of the year to be at any of Southern California’s premier lakes that hold large quantities of striper. Castaic, Pyramid and Silver wood, to name a few, are great for...

 

My spiritual journey

While pastor Nancy is away on vacation Daniel Romero was asked to share his experience at the 2015 37th 500 Mile American Indian Spiritual Marathon. During the month of March of this year, runners from the 500 Mile Spiritual Run visited the National...

 

What's a serpentine belt?

All of us have those days when we've got a bunch of errands. Suppose on your day off you need to get gas, pick up some groceries, swing by your ATM and get the kids from school. Now you could make four trips, but that would be a waste of time and...

 

Juniors participate in some rip-roarin' rodeo action!

The Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association believes that junior rodeo builds a strong foundation of character, discipline and self-esteem. Along with strong family bonds as many dedicated parents stand beside their competitors working long hard hours l...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    August 1, 2015

The Chase, by Dakota Gracy

My grandson, Dakota Gracey, has been racing bikes for several years. Not just the kind of bike you hop on and ride around town. These are racing bikes designed for that purpose. When not racing he...

 

Free things to do to stop your acne from getting worse

Grab an ice cube! When you find or feel a pimple forming, grab an ice cube and rub it gently over the spot for 2-3 minutes, and keep it moving. Don’t let it sit in one place or you will ”burn” yourself. You can do this 2-3 times a day. Ice ther...

 

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