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Articles from the August 18, 2018 edition

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Go Native! Sept. 1

Come join us, the Kawaiisu Language and Cultural Center, for our sixth annual Go Native! This one-day outdoor event on Sept. 1, from 10 to 5 p.m., features hands-on activities with California's...

 

Creative magic – the healing power of art

The beauty and concept of art surrounds us on a daily basis. Mother Earth, the greatest artist of all, fills our hearts and souls with her mountains, forests, lakes, sunsets and snowflakes. But...

 

Lillian Virginia Tanner - May 6, 1935 – May 11, 2018

Lillian Virginia Tanner, better known as Virginia, Gennie, Mom, Grandma, or lately Granny, passed away on May 11, 2018. She was 83 years old. Virginia was born on May 6, 1935, to parents Robert and...

 

Making community a priority

There are so many things in Tehachapi that remind me of my dad. The wildflowers, the people, the open and endless sky at dusk. But nothing quite brings him back to me like the gentle hum of a mountain...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 18, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Dieter and Connie Brehm began visiting Tehachapi in 2016 when their son, Ernie, who is a Kern County firefighter, moved here. During weekend visits Dieter and Connie became acquainted with the Tehacha...

 

New businesses approved by Planning Commission

Two new items of note were brought up before the Tehachapi Planning Commission at their Aug. 13 meeting. Dan Proffitt from Bakersfield presented the design and site plan for a commercial truck wash...

 

Kern Audubon Society Tehachapi Chapter meeting

Our local bird club is having their next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. in Golden Hills Elementary School Cafeteria, 20215 Park Road. Guest speaker: Bob Barnes. "Beginning Birders"...

 

Meet Kathryn Ostrem

As a senior dietitian at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley, it's Kathy's passion to improve community health and educate her friends and neighbors about proper nutrition. In a world filled with fad...

 

Analogies

Technical stuff can be complicated, so I use analogies to help explain technical stuff in ways non-technical people can understand. CPUs, hard drive space and RAM, browsers and home pages CPUs CPU...

 

Journey to Griffith Park

Last fall we tried to go to Griffith Park to see the observatory. Emphasis on the "tried" part. The GPS took us there, though some of the roads were narrow. Well they felt narrow at least. And when...

 

Chalk on the Walk lines the streets in vibrant colors

The streets of downtown Tehachapi were bright with color after the 2018 Chalk on the Walk on Aug. 11. Artists of all ages began claiming their 4 by 4-foot section of sidewalk canvas along Tehachapi...

 

Wiener Run all-star keeps running

When he's not winning races, he's playing with his favorite toys -- squeaky ones. And playing, by his request, means ripping the squeakers out of them. Rango, named after Johnny Depp's chameleon...

 

NASA Armstrong Exchange Council awards scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California's Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2018 Harold W. Walker Memorial Scholarship Award to Erin Askins. Askins is a 2018 graduate of...

 

TVAA bi-annual photo contest winners

On Friday night, Aug. 3 a reception was held at Gallery 'N' Gifts for award winners in their bi-annual photo contests. Since 2005, the group has held amateur photo contests each February and August....

 

Flying in a rare Fieseler Storch

Steve Ericson gave a great presentation at Plane Crazy Saturday last month. He spoke about new aircraft he had designed and old aircraft he had restored. One of the historic aircraft he used to own...

 
 By Mel White    Community    August 18, 2018

Sometimes it pays to say YES!

I was stressed and tired one night. Things were crazy at the store, my car was acting funny and I'd had a fight with a friend the night before. My dogs seemed particularly demanding that evening, and...

 

Classes & Events

The Tehachapi Treasure Trove is open Monday - Saturday 10 to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 to 4 p.m. Visit us online at www.tehachapitreasuretrove.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TehachapiTreasureTrove...

 

National Night Out

Tehachapi's 8th year for National Night Out took place at Central Park Aug. 7. The event is held yearly as a means to introduce the public to the men and woman who work as First Responders. On hand...

 

Model Train Show, Aug. 11 & 12

On Aug. 11-12, the Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club presented their Summer Model Train Show at the Aspen Builders Inc. Activity Center, 410 West D Street. The club hosted a neighboring club from...

 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Community Notification Stallion Springs Road Construction Project Road construction throughout the Stallion Springs community. Griffith & Company have oiled several roads throughout the District....

 

'Dead Man's Curve'

Years ago when one traveled to Bakersfield over U.S. Highway 466, it involved going down what is known as the "Old Road" which, at one time was the only way one could travel to Bakersfield. To...

 

'Do the Math' set to begin 17th season on Sept. 11

The Kern County Superintendent of School's award-winning "Do the Math" live TV broadcast and free tutoring program is set to return for its 17th season on Sept. 11. For the past 16 years, the live...

 

The best ideas often come from listening

The business of the City isn't always conducted at City Hall or City Council meetings. Matter of fact, much of what is done to benefit the citizens and the community is conducted at a variety of meeti...

 

AAUW visits The Spaceship Company

On a recent Saturday morning, the Tehachapi Mountain Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) sponsored a tour of The Spaceship Company (TSC) and Virgin Galactic (VG) in Mojave. AAUW...

 

19th annual Kern County College Night, Sept. 10

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools office, in conjunction with the Kern High School District, will host the 19th annual Kern County College Night on Monday, Sept. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the...

 

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