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Articles from the September 29, 2018 edition

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Volunteers needed at Windswept Ranch

Saturdays at the ranch begin early. There are the regular chores to get done plus preparing for guests. We usually begin at 7 a.m. and are still scampering around getting things done when the first...

 

Adopt-a-Landscape program

Keeping downtown Tehachapi beautiful is something that we can take pride in and with the City of Tehachapi's Adopt-a-Landscape program, the City is once again promoting this 12-month program and...

 

Fall is the season at Ha's Apple Farm

How many Tehachapi residents have driven Steuber Rd. between Tehachapi Blvd. and Highline Rd. and noticed a little sign on the east side of the road that said "Ha's Apple Farm" and wondered, " are...

 

First American Title Grand Opening

On Sept. 24 civic leaders and the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce turned out for the Grand Opening of the First American Title's new location at 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd., Ste. B-300....

 

Do rates matter?

In comparing today's mortgage rates to exactly one year ago today, we are up almost exactly 1%. That's water under the bridge and can't be changed, but let's take a quick look to see what future rate...

 

Women encouraged to fly

It is challenging for women to enter fields that have traditionally been dominated by men. This was the message heard by members of the American Association of University Women at their September...

 

Life lessons with Mr. Rogers – always find the helpers

I learned a lot from Mr. Rogers as a kid. He continues to be a personal hero with his gentle and loving ways of teaching us how to handle life's beautiful and difficult moments. Maybe one of his best...

 

How parks and recreation is good for local economy

There's no denying the health, quality of life and social benefits a healthy parks and recreation footprint has on a community. But investing in your local parks also makes a positive impact on our...

 

Apple themed family fun coming Oct. 13-14

How do you make an event exciting year to year? You look at what worked, who came and what will bring them back. The Apple Festival, which will take place this year on Green Street in Downtown...

 

Healing power of creativity – intergenerational joy

Recently Sally Fields was on "The View" talking about her new book "In Pieces." During the discussion, Fields explained how creative arts have made a major impact on her life. Her statement, "when...

 

Book signing with author Nichole Hamblin at Tehachapi Christian Store

Do you know you are loved? Engrained in our culture is the belief that you must follow the rules, be exceptionally good, be in control, please people. Wrong! Author Nichole wants to tell us why....

 

Gallery 'N' Gifts featuring artist Linda McDermott

Gallery 'N' Gifts Featured Artist for October is Linda McDermott a world traveler, hiker and eclectic artist. Linda grew up in a rural area near Cincinnati, Ohio, developing a deep love and curiosity...

 

Tehachapi Treasure Trove featuring Nancy Waldron

Join us for First Friday Fun Fest at Tehachapi Treasure Trove on Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. and meet Nancy Waldron, watercolor artist extraordinaire. Nancy is constantly working with new techniques and...

 

Cheers to Charity raises $40,000

On Wednesday evening, Sept. 19, at the Depot Museum, Cheers to Charity organizer Mary Beth Garrison and her committee handed out checks totaling $40,000 to local nonprofits and the organizations that...

 

Truck lanes on the 58 discussed

In the final minutes of the Sept. 17 City Council meeting, Councilman Phil Smith mentioned that, after his many years on the Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG) and his appeals to Caltrans for...

 

Saluting a gathering of Test Pilot Schools

The United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) Class #154 from Patuxent River, MD; The U.S. Air Force TPS Class #18 from Edwards AFB and the National Test Pilot School Classes 18A and 18B...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

McKenna and Danielle Ryan moved into their Tehachapi home at the end of August. They had been living in West Lancaster and really wanted a change of environment. The natural setting and seasonal...

 

RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo returns to the Antelope Valley

The RAM PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) California Circuit Finals Rodeo Committee and the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds proudly announces the return of the RAM PRCA California Circuit...

 

A wartime love story

Continuing a look at the BeeKay Theatre Mural, we skip down several folk to a U.S. Marine and his pretty, young date waiting in line to see a movie. The time frame being early 1944. World War II chang...

 

Love is my religion

I was born into a Christian family and raised mostly in two non-controversial protestant denominations: Presbyterian and Methodist. Neither church was on the fringe, and I learned a lot of good stuff...

 

What about the gas tax?

Recently, I hosted a small business roundtable at my office in Bakersfield for Kern County Entrepreneurs. One thing is certain, and the consensus was clear, taxes are taking too much time and money...

 

New Tehachapi cell tower approved

The Tehachapi City Council voted unanimously to approve a Verizon Wireless cell tower ground lease agreement on Airport Hill, better known as the Rock Pile, located at the rodeo grounds. The original...

 

Tehachapi hosted its first platelet drive

There are many ways to give back to your community, but donating blood or platelets is one very powerful way! On Saturday, Sept. 22, Tehachapi hosted their first ever Platelet Drive in Stallion...

 

2018 Gran Fondo

On Sept. 15, the 5th annual award-winning Tehachapi GranFondo took place with 1,200 riders from all over the world. The long distance, mass-start cycling event is lauded by visitors and participants...

 

God's measure of greatness

Mark 9:30-37 tells a story of Jesus walking with his friends while they hang back bickering over which one of them is the greatest. Jesus turns around and catches them in the act. Awkward. Imagine...

 

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