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Articles from the October 13, 2018 edition

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The annual turkey vulture migration

Fall is here and the birds are moving from their summer breeding grounds in North America to the wintering grounds in Central and South America. As birds fly south they need places to rest and repleni...

 

Pears are in at Ha's

Ha's Apple Farm has much more than apples. Late summer and early fall is also the time for growing pears in Tehachapi. The history of pear growing in our area is well documented at the Tehachapi Museu...

 

A Senior Care gem in Golden Hills

Desirable assisted living facilities are in short supply everywhere, including Tehachapi. One such local gem can be found on a corner in Golden Hills. Mountain Vista Senior Care has been operating at...

 

Kern Supervisors: Battle for big 2nd district

Michael Biglay ~ In canvassing the District, Michael Biglay said he found that the number one issue that people are concerned about is crime. "Everybody wants more deputies," he said. He wants to see...

 

In city, 7 district-based candidates, 2 at-large

Who will sit on the City Council after Nov. 6? Malibu attorney Kevin Shenkman accomplished what he set out to do when he sent a letter to the Tehachapi City Council demanding that it slice up the city...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Jason and Elise Duma moved to Tehachapi in August. They came from a little town called Wildomar in Riverside County. Wildomar is not too far from Lake Elsinore. Jason had worked as a lineman for...

 

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club wrestlers have had a busy summer with dedicated wrestlers attending various clinics. The clinics allowed the kids to work with world elite wrestlers and some of the...

 

Browsers and banking, autofill typos and casting to your TV

Browsers and banking If your computer can't connect to your bank or financial institution anymore, you need to switch your browser. Old Windows and Mac computers become "unsupported," meaning they no...

 

It takes vision, bold moves to make quality of life thrive

To create good quality of life for a community, you need to have vision. You need to be able to openly look at your city, see its beauty, see its potential and be honest when there are things that...

 

The story of Mildred and Bud Cummings

Standing fourth in line in the BeeKay Theatre Mural one will see two more "old timers," Mildred and Bud Cummings. It would take volumes to include the history of the Cummings family, but I will...

 

Much ado about trees

A Tehachapi City Development Services Department grant application to the California Natural Resources Agency's Urban Greening Program became a major issue at the Oct. 1 City Council meeting....

 

Amigos De La Feria raffles $10,000 check

Amigos De La Feria, an organization that assists in capital improvements for Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center buildings, landscaping and more, recently raised nearly $25,000 via an annual raffle...

 

Finding support through our MeToo experiences

These past few weeks, I have been contacted by numerous people, some males, but mostly females, who have been victims of sexual assault. A sexually explicit letter was also placed on my teenage...

 

What is Mixed Media?

"When I do art, I feel safe. I'm in the present moment, not the future or the past and that calms me. Creating art is my medicine. It teaches me to be more of a human being rather than a human...

 

BooKay rises again, Oct. 20

Hold on to your broomsticks, it's almost Halloween! To celebrate, the BeeKay Theatre will again be transformed into the BooKay! On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Tehachapi Pops Orchestra (TPOPS) will offer...

 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Derby Downs Cart Races Come out and join the Stallion Springs Police Activities League on Nov. 3 for some racing fun at the Derby Downs Cart Races. Register by Oct. 19 at the CSD for just $20 and...

 

From abused and neglected to stable star: A donkey's tale

Each year at the Tehachapi Crèche Festival held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a live nativity is portrayed, which has become very popular. Children and adults are dressed in...

 

AAUW highlights Tech Trek attendees

Since 1998, American Association of University Women has been changing the lives of girls through the Tech Trek program. It is a nationwide experiential summer camp for eighth grade girls designed to...

 

Third time's the charm for Moose Lodge developer

On Oct. 8 the Tehachapi Planning Commission was finally able to give the go-ahead to Rudy Ramirez for the development of the old Moose Lodge at 123 West F St. The Commission had been unable to reach...

 

The cities of tomorrow evolving today

The industrial revolution changed the habitation patterns of the world. Rural residents needed to live around cities where the jobs and services were located. As we continue along in today's...

 

Shipwrecked

Here's another of those little gems, a story called "Shipwreck" with a great message: A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small,...

 

Rotary learns about marijuana measures

The speaker at the Sept. 27 Rotary meeting was David Brust, organizer of the Tehachapi Beer and Wine Festival. Before his talk on Measures J and K, Brust presented the local Rotary group with a check...

 

Local artist takes home ribbons from Kern County Fair

Local artist ZiYu (Anya) Hansen represents Tehachapi proudly for the second consecutive year at the 2018 Kern County Fair among many tough competitors. Anya is an immigrant from Taiwan and is...

 

Double Korean Ace – Frederick 'Boots' Blesse

During the Korean War, comparisons between the F-86 and MiG-15 were always made by the pilots on both sides. The MiG was able to fly higher and always had the advantage for the start of battles. The...

 

THS 2018 Homecoming ceremony

Photos by Nick Smirnoff (NPPA)...

 

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