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Articles from the December 9, 2017 edition

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Pilot Flying J Travel Center now open

Located on the corner of Tehachapi Blvd. and Steuber Rd., Tehachapi's new Pilot Flying J Travel Center finally and quietly opened on Saturday, Dec. 2. Originally scheduled to open in October,...

 

Making Tehachapi beautiful for 38 years

Most students from Tehachapi High School are familiar with the leaf project. Each year, science students are asked to complete a special nature assignment. In my day, depending on the time of year...

 

Are the unclear service dog guidelines hurting those they were made to protect?

We seem to see service animals everywhere we go these days but how many of these animals actually went through the arduous process that being a true service dog requires? According to cci.org, the...

 

Slice of Life Enrichment School

"Parlez-vous français?" If not, venture out with us to learn the beautiful French language. As French is a latin-based language and one of the most spoken languages globally, it is a particularly...

 

Time to review your investment strategy for the year

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. As the year draws to a close, it's a good time to review your progress toward your financial goals. But...

 

Mojave water history

A desert community such as Mojave must have a reliable water source to survive. An article by my mother Marion Deaver details the history of the water supply for that town. Those of you who read this...

 

Chanukah Menorah Lighting Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m.

The Jewish celebration of Chanukah is often associated with the Christian holiday of Christmas, but that association has little to do with the significance of each holiday and more to do with the...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Taylor and Eustace Laurie arrived in Tehachapi in September from Alexandria, Va. to begin work in their new clerical positions; Eustace as the new pastor of Tehachapi's Seventh Day Adventist Church an...

 

Audubon's 118th Christmas Bird Count in Tehachapi, Dec. 18

Audubon's 118th Christmas Bird Count will be conducted this coming season, around the world, with counts held between the dates of Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 through Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Tehachapi's...

 

Special exhibit for the Holidays at the Tehachapi Museum - Kunigunde

Through the holidays, a new exhibit at the Tehachapi Museum features a carved wooden figure, on loan from Zanya Biviano. It is in the style of the German Baroque era, indicated by the softness of the...

 

Social Security says I am no longer disabled? What does that mean?

How did Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR) come about?  In 1980, legislation created a requirement that SSA conduct CDRs every 3 years for beneficiaries whose impairment(s) were not considered...

 

Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra and Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus Holiday Concert on Dec 15

The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Newby and the Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus with selected soloists under the direction of Kathy Kelly, will be performing on Friday,...

 

The advent of woke women

Advent is a season of waiting, on high alert. Scripture tells us to "Keep Awake" and be ready. We are to be diligent to welcome a savior coming. However, we can't appreciate the savior if we can't...

 

Massage Parlor ordinance

The Kern County Board of Supervisors receives feedback and responds to concerns raised by Kern County residents on a regular basis. We take our community's concerns very seriously, and evaluate the be...

 

New holiday traditions

My childhood was pretty traditional, generally speaking, and our holiday celebrations were no exception. Through college, winter holidays were spent with my family – some years at our house, some ye...

 

Quick and easy sauce

A quick and easy sauce that can be used as-is or quickly converted to a salad dressing. It is also 100% "guilt free" as it contains no oil and no salt. I use this sauce in enchiladas where the...

 

2018 Wine Pairing Dinner fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Tehachapi announces their 2018 Wine Pairing Dinner fundraiser which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 27 at The Shed. This year the wines of Minassian Young Vineyard (MYV) will be...

 

REALTORS® donate 91 dinners and canned foods

On Nov. 16 the Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors (TAAR) and our Local Realtors donated $2,275 to the Salvation Army for their Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Drive. $25 provided a family of 4 with a...

 

Have you checked your retirement plan lately? – Part 1

It's generally a good idea to review your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan at least once each year and when major life changes occur. If you haven't given your plan a thorough review within...

 

Exotic Feline Breeding Compound gets into the holiday spirit

The Exotic Feline Breeding Compound (EFBC) invites everyone to join in the spirit of the holiday season and support its mission to save endangered wild cat species. Visitors and the public can help...

 

Jennifer's Terrace pays tribute to Sutherland Baptist Church

On Nov. 15, Jennifer and her husband were attending a conference in San Antonio, Texas. They decided to visit the First Baptist Church and pay respect to all 26 angels that went home during the...

 

Big fish, big vision for Brite Lake

The one thing that is missing in the Tehachapi valleys on a hot summer day is an ole swimming hole. Michelle Vance, manager of the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District, aims to remedy that...

 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Police Department Commendation On Nov. 15, 2017, Senior Officer James Best Jr., Sergeant Gary Crowell, and Chief of Police Michael Grant responded to a medical aid call in the township of Stallion...

 

Longtime Tehachapi residents mourn the loss of son and daughter-in-law

George Thomas "Tom" Novinger (61) and his wife, Gladys (62), were swept away by a strong current while crossing the Wailuku River above the falls in Rainbow Falls State Park in Hilo on the Big Island...

 

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