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  • Soaring sailplanes in the Tehachapi Valley (part 1)

    Mark LaCiura, contributing writer|Jul 6, 2024

    Like most kids born in the 1950s, I wanted to learn to drive as soon as I could reach the gas and brake pedals. I also wanted to learn how to safely target, trap, shoot and receive aircraft flight instruction. I lived near El Monte airport in the San Gabriel Valley when I was 13 years old. I would ride my bike down to watch the take-offs and landings of all kinds of aircraft. My uncle Jim had pilot friends who owned a Beachcraft Bonanza. I was invited on a trip to Las Vegas in the aircraft, wher...

  • Mountain Dog Millworks

    Jul 6, 2024

    Poker anyone?! Check out this custom solid oak poker table with authentic silver pirate coins imbedded and a whiskey barrel base. Mountain Dog Millworks has moved their showroom. Their custom furniture and home decor can now be viewed and picked up at Tehachapi Furniture and Mattress Center, located at 20302 W. Valley Blvd. As always, if you want to view all of their extraordinary work, visit their website www.mountaindogmillworks.com, call them directly at (661) 972-9095 or visit their booth...

  • Tehachapi High School students at National Test Pilot School

    Kelsey Krupicka, contributing writer|Jul 6, 2024

    The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) recently concluded its Summer Flight Test Academy for high school students, offering a unique glimpse into the world of aerospace engineering and flight testing. Four students from Tehachapi were selected by their teachers to participate in this program, along with 14 other students within the Antelope Valley. Commencing on June 17, the week long academy provided a hands-on education in aviation, covering a spectrum of subjects from aerodynamics to...

  • Art 2024 Tehachapi opens July 19

    Pat Doody, staff writer|Jul 6, 2024

    Now is the time to buy your ticket for the Art 2024 Tehachapi opening event on July 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Aspen Builders Community Activity Center located at 410 W. D St. in Tehachapi. Tickets are $125 and 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales go to the Art in the Parks program with Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District. The Tehachapi Arts Commission is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet all of the artists and view the paintings...

  • Karl's Hardware Tehachapi

    Jul 6, 2024

    Karl's Hardware team members Hailey and Sarah showcase a full selection of rodent-eliminating products in stock now at Karl's Hardware Tehachapi, located at 20901 South St., Tehachapi....

  • Rotary Club of Tehachapi honors past and incoming presidents

    Susan Andreas-Bervel, contributing writer|Jul 6, 2024

    On June 27, at the home of Don and Marian Stephens, the Rotary Club of Tehachapi held its annual Step Down event to honor outgoing President Paul Kaminski. Rotary also formally welcomed incoming President, Jennifer Palakiko, who will serve for the 2024-25 year. The Rotarians and their guests enjoyed a delicious meal provided by Red House BBQ, with lovely desserts made by Linda Pettitt. Kaminski presented Paul Harris Fellows recognitions to five Rotarians for their contributions in the past...

  • Windows 10 end of support

    Guy Martin, owner of Control-Alt-Delete|Jul 6, 2024

    As with all Windows and Mac operating systems, an end of support is inevitable. Windows XP ended on April 8, 2014. Windows Vista ended on April 11, 2017 (thankfully). Windows 8.1 ended on Jan. 10, 2023. And now, Windows 10 support comes to an end on Oct. 14, 2025. Now, end of support does not mean end of life. In fact, after the support ends, you can still use Windows 10 on your computer. What end of support means, is that you will no longer get security updates from Microsoft. Security updates...

  • Notable arrest

    Jul 6, 2024

    Over the past few months, the Tehachapi Police Department has received numerous complaints regarding a police vehicle driving recklessly in various locations throughout the City of Tehachapi. On June 20, officers were dispatched to the area of Tk's Pizza and Burger King for the same type of call. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, an older model Crown Victoria, which appears to be an auctioned police vehicle from a Southern California police agency, in the parking lot of Burger King on...

  • The Salvation Army to collect gently used clothing for children in need

    The Salvation Army|Jul 6, 2024

    The Salvation Army Tehachapi Community Center is helping to make the next school year the best school year for over 250 kids in Tehachapi by collecting school supplies, gently used clothing and other necessary items for families in need. The Salvation Army is providing free, brand-new backpacks for local students. For kids preparing for the upcoming school year, school supplies remain critical to their success. The Salvation Army adapts its services all around the country this time of year to...

  • Meet Your New Neighbors

    Pat Doody, Welcome Hostess|Jul 6, 2024

    Annmarie Huppert moved to Tehachapi in May from Gig Harbor, Washington, to join her son Stephen Sturm and her three grandchildren. Annmarie was born in Washington and had lived there off-and-on for most of her life, but had also spent time in Tehachapi and on the Nicoya Peninsula region of Costa Rica. Annmarie graduated from Evergreen State College in Washington with a degree in Liberal Arts, emphasis on Public Policy and Psychology. She was a Washington State Legislative Intern, worked in the...

  • Advocacy, the price, the toll, the rewards

    Corey Costelloe, contributing writer|Jul 6, 2024

    The journey to this point of this little column has been interesting, and the focus from just coverage to coverage and advocacy, has been a key point to take a few moments to explore. Even the fact that this column is now on these pages and no longer in other publications stemmed from my advocacy for athletic participation during the COVID-19 shutdowns. Those words were considered "too controversial" for the sports page, when in fact those statements ring truer today than ever as increasingly...

  • Lucking out: a parking lot accident

    Mel Makaw, contributing writer|Jul 6, 2024

    I drove a friend to Bakersfield the other day, to a medical appointment on Truxton. We parked in the clinic parking lot, across the lot from the front door, and went inside. Not long after we got there, while I was waiting and reading my book, a couple of women came in and approached the reception desk. I didn't pay much attention to them until the receptionist asked the room in general who had the rust-colored Escape in the parking lot. I said I did. One of the women turned to me then and said...

  • Exploring Past Life Regression Therapy

    Rosemary Powell, CMS, CHT, FNLP of Joyful Life Hypnotherapy|Jul 6, 2024

    This is article No. 17 in a series. See previous The Loop newspaper issues on www.TheLoopNewspaper.com for more information, education and inspiration in how Joyful Life Hypnotherapy can help you have the joyful life you deserve. I had no opinion one way or another when I was first introduced to Past Life Regression Therapy at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America, and again during an advanced training with California Hypnosis Academy. However, I have come to realize this process is valuable for b...

  • Celebration of Life: Marty Barrozo

    Jul 6, 2024

    It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of our friend Marty Barrozo on May 24 in Bangkok, Thailand. Marty was born May 14, 1946 and was a 30-year resident of Tehachapi before returning to Bangkok to be with family and friends. Marty was preceded in death by her beloved son, Andrew. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Fil Barrozo of Bangkok. Marty and her husband returned to Thailand to enjoy their long anticipated retirement in 2022. Marty was a dedicated student of yoga,...

  • How to properly care for your car's electrical system

    DPT Automotive|Jul 6, 2024

    When you get into your car and turn the key in the ignition, do you ever wonder how your vehicle works to get you to and from your destination? Don't worry if your answer is "no." Most drivers don't give the inner workings of their vehicle a second thought, until vehicle breakdowns. They have a way of putting a damper on things. Not only are they inconvenient, but the added expense of the repair work is always unwelcome. You'll hear us say this time and time again – taking care of your v...

  • Thomason Childcare Solutions ribbon cutting

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Jul 6, 2024

    On June 20, a new early childcare services business celebrated its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. Families and individuals from across Tehachapi had a chance to learn all about this new resource for families while playing carnival games, having their faces painted, winning fun prizes and enjoying snow cones, hot dogs, hamburgers and cotton candy. Thomason Childcare Solutions offers full or part-time care; infant and toddler programs; preschool sessions; before and after school programs;...

  • Tehachapi Adult Day Health Care

    Tehachapi Adult Day Health Care|Jul 6, 2024

    Tehachapi ADHC, Tehachapi’s only Adult Day Health Care, is a place to gather and socialize, make new friends and enjoy old ones. The center provides breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and lunch at 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. During mealtime, everyone gathers and enjoys their hot meals in the company of others. In addition to socialization, participants engage in crafts, board games, puzzles, pool, air hockey, ping pong, basketball, daily chair exercises and weekly movie days. The center’s act...

  • Ron Hayton, the wizard of rattlesnakes

    Jon Hammond, contributing writer|Jul 6, 2024

    There is a longtime Bear Valley Springs resident who has caught and safely relocated not dozens, or even hundreds, but literally thousands of rattlesnakes over the course of his life. His name is Ron Hayton, and he started catching rattlesnakes under his grandfather's tutelage when he was only five years old. Ron, 79, is a retired L.A. County fire captain, and decades ago he started the Snake Guys snake relocating service, providing free assistance for area residents. Ron's volunteer efforts...

  • A Winchester Model 1894 owned by only Native people

    Jul 6, 2024

    The late Nuwä elder Harold Williams had a Winchester Model 1894 lever-action carbine, the kind made famous by actor (and eventual Bear Valley Springs resident) Chuck Conners on the show The Rifleman. This gun, developed by famed firearm designer John Browning, became the one of the most popular non-military rifles ever made, with the millionth model being presented to President Calvin Coolidge in 1927. The particular firearm owned by Harold Williams was first seen in the possession of a Nuwä I...

  • Celebration of Life: Mary Alice Montoya, November 14, 1946 – June 3, 2024

    Jul 6, 2024

    Mary Alice Montoya, 77, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on June 3. She was born Nov. 14, 1946 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the late Arthur and Rosemary Armijo. She was one of 12 children. She met and married the late Salomon Montoya Jr. Mary moved to Los Angeles, California in 1965. She was a long time resident of Simi Valley, California then moved to Tehachapi in 2004. Mary had three children: Dianne Montoya-Mayers, late Daniel Montoya and Valerie Smith. Seven grandchildren:...

  • Walmart Car & Motorcycle Show

    Mark LaCiura, contributing writer|Jul 6, 2024

    There was a great showing at the Walmart Car & Motorcycle Show on June 30 in Tehachapi. Local Bakersfield Hard Tops, who race at Bakersfield Speedway dirt track, were in attendance. All proceeds went towards the Children's Miracle Network....

  • Golden Meadow Goats

    The Tehachapi Library|Jul 6, 2024

    Huge thank you to Golden Meadow Goat Farm for visiting us at the Tehachapi Library on June 21! We absolutely loved spending time with the adorable goats and the amazing Officer Hops, our new favorite security bunny! Can't wait to see you all again!...

  • Rotary presentation from Have a Heart Humane Society

    Susan Andreas-Bervel, contributing writer|Jul 6, 2024

    On June 13, the Rotary Club of Tehachapi welcomed guest speaker Michael Puffer from Have a Heart Humane Society. Michael oversees the adoption room with a quiet determination and a heartfelt commitment to animal welfare. As a retired air traffic control supervisor, Michael said he was surprised how a career in air traffic control actually prepared him to run an adoption room because he utilizes his decision-making skills every day. He is continually looking at the needs of animals, as well as...

  • Why predictions for lower mortgage rates haven't materialized

    Laura Johnson, contributing writer|Jul 6, 2024

    Mortgage rates have been a central concern for homeowners, prospective buyers and investors alike. Over the past few years, predictions of lower mortgage rates have often missed the markespite various economic forecasts anticipating a decrease, mortgage rates have stubbornly remained high. This article delves into the reasons behind this trend, examining the persistent factors driving mortgage rates and why the anticipated decline hasn't occurred. Persistent Inflation Pressures One of the...

  • Rotary presents books to area kindergarteners

    Susan Andreas-Bervel, contributing writer|Jul 6, 2024

    A favorite project of the Rotary Club of Tehachapi is the annual Kindergarten Book Giveaway. At the end of the school year, Rotarians visit kindergarten classrooms throughout the community and present the students with a personalized book to take home and keep. This project has been sponsored by Rotary for many years, and the students often look forward to receiving their special book, just like their older brother or sister. A project like this takes a lot of people helping to make it happen....

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