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Articles from the May 9, 2015 edition

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Spirited Bead & Klew's Gallery special Mother's Day event

One fall afternoon circa 1994 Karen Lewis was looking for more space than what she was currently working with at her home studio, she brought her mom with her to check out the space. As Karen gazed...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 9, 2015

Meet your new neighbors

Michael and Becca Dillenbeck had been trying to move to Tehachapi from Bakersfield for quite a while. According to Becca, after losing a couple of short sales, they decided to just move and worry abou...

 
 By Tammy Engel    Local News    May 9, 2015

Is this normal?

Nobody pays attention to mortgage lending for fun. No matter how much information is “out there” about the details, you won’t really notice it until it’s your turn to buy a house. Really, we...

 
 By Bob Souza    Community    May 9, 2015

Wine in a can?

Believe it or not, wine in a can is a topic getting a lot of discussion lately. Purists say that the aluminum canister can’t possibly be good for wine, that middle flavors will seep into the wine an...

 

California City clinic is big success

On Saturday, April 25 Have a Heart Humane Society and Supervisor Zack Scrivner combined funding to hold a spay/neuter clinic in California City. Dr. Willis, owner of San Joaquin Vet Hospital in Bakersfield, brought his mobile to the Strata Center...

 

Have A Heart continues spay/neuter clinics

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, Have a Heart Humane Society will host our 12th low cost spay/neuter clinic. This amazing program is funded by a private grant, not county money, and will continue until funds run out. Pet owners pay a co-pay of $35 for...

 

Rotary supports ShelterBox's work in Nepal

Since the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday, April 25th, our Rotary connections in the country have been assisting ShelterBox with essential information and logistics.  The...

 
 By Liz Block    Community    May 9, 2015

Free low-flow toilets, deadline is here

Our Low Flow Toilet Direct Install program is free to anyone in the City of Tehachapi (with buildings older than 1992 that still have the old high flow toilets), and we just expanded the program to Golden Hills multi-family properties. Our...

 

How does your garden grow!

“What do you want for Mother’s Day?” was the big question that lingered for the weeks leading up to the special day. I wanted to pick something that the whole family could participate in. Once I...

 

Life's the pits

I recently read an article online about everyday things people consume which might be harmful. According to the article, you would have to eat or drink an abnormal quantity for the items to be fatal, such as 85 full size chocolate bars; 48 teaspoons...

 

My Mom and Dad

She was getting ready for a dinner dance At the Candlewood Country Club Painting her nails bright red, of course They were always bright red Her dress was a silky straight black one With glistening black shoes to match She was tan from playing golf a...

 

My Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day I would like to thank my mother, June Needham for moving to Tehachapi over 12 years ago and for being a part of this great community and sharing my amazing life. My mother is a woman like no other. She gave me life,...

 

Princess K.I.M. - The Musical

There is nothing better than when children's books come to life onstage! The story is loving, the songs and harmony show stopping, and the sentiment – well, bring a tissue, you are going to need...

 

Rita Hosking returns May 15

As a descendant of Cornish miners who had a tradition of singing while they worked in the mines, singer-songwriter Rita Hosking grew up with a deep regard for the power of the human voice. In her...

 

How does your 529 Plan stack up against the competition?

If you’re one of the millions of parents or grandparents who’ve invested money in a 529 plan, now may be a good time to see how your plan stacks up against the competition. You can research 529...

 

World Wind Solar awarded 2015 Outstanding Business

WWS was awarded 2015 Outstanding Business Award from America’s Small Business Development Center Regional Network for the remarkable transformation, evolution and sustainability of their small business. The second generation wind entrepreneurs,...

 

Cerro Coso information night in Tehachapi

Cerro Coso Community College (CCCC) will hold an Information Night in Tehachapi on Tuesday, May 26, featuring information on the admissions process, college programs, concurrent enrollment opportunities, financial aid, summer and fall schedules,...

 

City water regulations in effect May 21

On April 20 the Tehachapi City Council approved a water conservation plan. On May 21 stage 2 of that plan will go into effect. Stage 2 regulations are mandatory with warnings delivered for first offenses. Fines can be expected for repeat offenders....

 

Classes & events

Stop by and see our collection of uncommonly eclectic and unusually unique stuff. Remember we carry an extensive line of art and craft supplies, and provide artist services in addition to local arts, handcrafts, jewelry, antiques, collectibles,...

 

Disc brake maintenance

Today, we’re talking about disc brakes. Your vehicle weighs several thousand pounds and it takes a lot of force to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. The wheel hub keeps your wheel...

 

Fast rail: 'Permit-to-Enter process is your friend'

Now it gets personal. The California High-Speed Rail (HSR) project that has hovered in the background as a hazy concept cooked up in Sacramento is about to become real for Tehachapi. With heavy...

 

Forde Shorts

Howdy – Tehachapi City Manager Greg Garrett told the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council (GTEDC) on May 6 at The Shed restaurant that the California High Speed Rail project is moving forward. “Love it or hate it, they’re coming to...

 
 By Mark Fisher    Community    May 9, 2015

Building books

Getting a book published can be difficult. It took years before J.K. Rowling found a publisher for her Harry Potter books. And many other authors have told stories of wallpapering rooms with their...

 

3rd annual Ride for Life poker run, May 30

Relay for Life is once again sponsoring the 3rd Annual Ride for Life on May 30th. Bikers can sign up in three city locations: in Lancaster at AV Harley; in Bakersfield at Bikersfield, and in Tehachapi at The Shed restaurant. All funds raised will...

 

SoCal motorists get open access to Willow Springs

The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA)has announced that it has scheduled four Tuesday night events this spring and summer at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, Calif. These events, SCAA Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack, are...

 

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