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Articles from the September 1, 2018 edition

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The dangers of encountering elk

What do reindeer and elk have in common? Antlers. Impressively big antlers in some cases. Now, why in an article about elk, would I mention reindeer? The answer to that question is, to introduce the i...

 

Love's gives back to children in need

Love's Travel Stop in Tehachapi is making a lot of changes and helping kids in need along the way. As part of Love's national campaign, the Tehachapi branch is working in partnership with Children's...

 

The remarkable adventure of keys – save money and time

Many years ago my husband and I bought a key machine which was kept in constant use cutting thousands of single and double-cut keys. As more features were added to vehicles to keep them safe we had...

 

Party for a Cure! 15th year finale celebration for Relay for Life, tickets on sale now

After 14-years of celebration, fighting back against cancer and remembering those we lost, the Tehachapi Relay for Life event will be ending after one last Party for a Cure! Join the 2018 Relay...

 

The healing power of creativity

"What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity ... something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue." –Henri Matisse. The painter Henri Matisse started...

 

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Can ZERO count you in?

We recently caught up with Randy Kam, a Tehachapi dentist who was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer in January 2015. He was a marathoner before his diagnosis, and he remains one even through...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

It was her new position with Tehachapi Unified School District that brought Lisa Villalpondo and her husband Richard to Tehachapi after having lived in Shafter for many years. They arrived in the...

 

Should you choose Apple or Android for a new phone?

Smartphones running Android by Google, or iOS by Apple, have borrowed (or stolen, see Apple Inc. v Samsung) so many features and design elements from each other that most phones look basically the sam...

 

Freighting on the Desert

I found an article taken from the 1892 "Illustrated Sketches" of Death Valley by John R. Spears discussing the Twenty-Mule Team. Of course, this was from my mother Marion Deaver's extensive files of...

 

Trauma and recovery

My heart is with teachers and students at this time as they begin a new school year. An organization that I have worked with, the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, (www.cmbm.org) has been training teache...

 

Why parks are good for community

I grew up in a small town very similar to Tehachapi. As a kid in Kernville, I felt the importance of having local parks and recreation opportunities. A healthy representation of parks and recreational...

 

Can a blood disorder qualify for Social Security Disability?

Most folks file for Social Security Disability because they are physically unable to work. But for some, it's not the work that poses a threat, but the risk of blood clots or unstoppable bleeding....

 

Gallery 'N' Gifts featuring artist Diana Pittenger

Diana Pittenger is Gallery 'N' Gifts featured artist for September who describes her work as being a painter in the most unusual sense of the word. Instead of using acrylics or oils, she uses bits of...

 

Tehachapi Treasure Trove featuring Betty Flores and Sherrie Harris

September First Friday at Tehachapi Treasure Trove will feature Betty Flores and Sherrie Harris. Betty has been dabbling in art since she was able to draw in the dirt. Her sister, Sherrie, has been...

 

Mill Town Marketplace Friday Night Market

Sept. 7 will kick off fall festivities for some family fun! We will have a bounce house for the kiddos, snow cones and tacos will be available for purchase! Very special local artists who craft...

 

Hugs abound, thanks to Rotary

Pictured right: This past weekend during Mountain Festival Rotary gave away a children's bike, donated by Kmart. It was won by Emma Howard, age 6. Emma was so excited that she hugged everyone when...

 

Dog Days of Summer

Working dogs and pups-in-training all showed up at Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Company on Saturday, Aug. 25....

 

Tehachapi Good News Clubs finalize their plans for this school year

Last school year, 140 children were registered to attend Tehachapi's Good News Clubs and 20 adults from seven local churches volunteered every week. Throughout Kern County there were 14 clubs, 561...

 

I'm dreaming of a Beaver on floats!

I think the heat is getting to me as I find myself longing for a little cool! I am daydreaming and looking at all of our photos that we took when we visited Alaska. Ooooo, the image of a Beaver on...

 

Best health care in Tehachapi history

It's been hard to miss, but healthcare options in Tehachapi over the last three years have increased significantly. By the end of this year, residents will have at their fingertips, the best care in...

 

It all started with five deer

Amazing isn't it, how things go in full circles and somehow everything seems to connect. Two days ago, I got a call from a big zoo about five fallow deer that had been confiscated by the Department...

 

Summertime fun was spelled T-V-R-P-D

Summer 2018 was incredible for TVRPD. This time of year is a special time for us and always our favorite season. We get to offer many outstanding programs and events that touch so many people across...

 

Giving the gift of healing art

Generous community members contributed almost $6,000 on Thursday, Aug. 23 during the Art of Healing Silent Auction, hosted by the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation. The money will be used...

 

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