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Articles from the August 5, 2017 edition

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Negotiating repairs

Of course there will be things wrong with your dream house! The home inspection is designed to tell you that upfront so you can be an informed consumer. What do you do with those findings? Your...

 

Basque Dinner at the Errea House Museum, Aug. 26

On August 26, dine outdoors in front of the historic Errea House and enjoy an authentic Basque dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Begin with a glass of Picon punch, a typical Basque drink accompanied by Basque...

 

Small business loans

Today is one of the best moments in history for small businesses. They not only make up the overwhelming number of businesses in the United States, and account for over half of all employment, but...

 

Chalk on the Walk Aug. 12

You can join in the fun for $15 that gets you a 4' x 4' square to create your masterpiece, a box of 24 colorful chalks and a 2017 Chalk on the Walk t-shirt. Deadline for t-shirt orders is Saturday,...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 5, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

David and Bonnie Michaels arrived in Tehachapi at the end of June. They had lived in Chino Hills in San Bernardino County since their marriage 26 years ago. Bonnie retired on June 30 after working...

 

Backing up your online accounts offline

The internet is a weird and wonderful place and has become something way beyond what anyone thought it could be and something no one could have predicted. From email to videos, to messaging, to...

 

Gossip Rock

I have a confession to make. Either I am getting old(er) or I have been writing this column way too long – or both! When I began this venture, it did not occur to me that I should devise a plan to...

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    August 5, 2017

Assemblyman Vince Fong visits Tehachapi

On Tuesday, July 25, Assemblyman Vince Fong visited the City of Tehachapi and met with city officials and toured city facilities. "It was a great visit. We got a chance to talk about several things...

 

Phasing out food rewards in dog training

B.T. writes, "I'm trying to train my dog to do basic commands like sit and lay down, and at first he was doing great. But now, no matter how many cookies I give him, he seems distracted and won't...

 

Where's your heart's treasure?

Have you ever found something you could not say no to, besides, drugs, alcohol or other addictions, but rather something positive that was like a miraculous treasure? Sometimes we discover real...

 
 By Mel White    Community    August 5, 2017

Much more than sports

I'm going to revisit the Title IX issue again because once again it is being dissed and dismissed by certain government officials in our country. Like many people (and like the ex-jock I am), I tend...

 

Built to last

Just like a well known American truck, your body is built to last. But if it's built to last, why do so many people have serious problems with their bodies? If a human body is built to last, why does...

 

Eclipse 2017

Once again the path of the moon is going to match up well with the position of the sun in the sky. So we're going to get a solar eclipse. This one will be total for a large strip of the US; but given...

 

Tehachapi Little League Softball Championships

Tehachapi's own 10-12 year old Little League softball girls place 3rd in the State of California Southern Softball Championship. Thirteen 10-12 year old Tehachapi girls made local Little League...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    August 5, 2017

Adalay Elva Johnson Bassler

Some stories begin with "Once upon a time" and that's as good a place to begin as I speak of long time Tehachapi citizen, Adalay Elva Johnson Bassler, who celebrated her 94th birthday on July 23. A...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 5, 2017

Planning Commission welcomes new member

As one of her last duties as secretary to the Planning Commission, Roxanne Davis swore in new commissioner Ken Wright at the Commission's July 24 meeting. Davis, who has been secretary to the...

 

Five things to watch out for when buying long-term care insurance

You've researched long-term care insurance (LTCI) and are seriously thinking of buying a policy. Just make sure you're doing it for the right reasons--don't be swayed by unsubstantiated sales...

 

Tehachapi pilots award scholarships to local students

The Tehachapi Society of Pilots (TSP) has recently awarded scholarships to local area students for aviation and aerospace related pursuits. These scholarships have been made possible by contributions...

 

California City Arts to host Rich Gallego, Plein Air Painter, for their August workshop

California City Arts Commission is excited to host Rich Gallego, an accomplished Plein Air Painter, for their August workshop on Saturday afternoon, August 19 from noon to 3 p.m. The class will be hel...

 

Auto Safe driving - best practices

Safer driving Driving is such a common part of our everyday lives that it's easy to forget how inherently dangerous it can be. Every vehicle on the road – including yours – weighs several tons....

 

Summer is alive and well up in Onyx!

Where is Onyx? It's east of Lake Isabella on the south side of Highway 178. From Tehachapi drive north on Highway 14, and turn left (West) on the 178! Onyx is west of Walker Pass and east of Weldon....

 

Thunder on the Mountain raises money for Optimal Hospice Foundation

We all know what it is like to lose a loved one. It is painful. It is part of life. But imagine you are a 10-year-old kid and when you come home from school one day someone tells you that your...

 

Gary Jones returns as Mountain Festival's Master of Ceremonies & sound engineer

Gary Jones, (born in Duncan, Oklahoma, 1955), is a professional musician, songwriter and sound and recording engineer. He attended Sound Masters Recording Engineering Schools in North Hollywood where...

 

Carnival – fun for all ages

The excitement of the Carnival will again be part of Mountain Festival. The rides, the lights, the fun! There will be rides and fun for all ages. The Carnival will be located at the corner of Robinson...

 

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