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Safety gear handed out to children

Tehachapi Police Officers have been talking to children in the community about bicycle safety and giving them helmets. "We are grateful for the opportunity to build relationships with the children in...

 

Ever dreamed of painting a masterpiece or learning a foreign language?

At Slice of Life Enrichment School, students from 5 to 81 years old have been freed to pursue those dreams with rewarding successes. Susan Minor, owner and director of Slice of Life, has found that th...

 

Between a rock and a hard place

While you're out and about at this year's Mountain Festival, be sure to stop by the Tehachapi Valley Gem and Mineral Society's 13th annual Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show at the Tehachapi Senior...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 4, 2018 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Sally and Ricky Barker moved to their mountain top home in Bear Valley at the end of May to basically, "get out of Bakersfield." Over the years, the valley pollution had taken a toll on Ricky's health...

 

Email fun facts

Email, as we know it, was invented by Ray Tomlinson in 1972 while working as a government contractor on the U. S. Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). He used the...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    August 4, 2018 

The power of hospitality

Aloha! I was recently blessed with being able to visit Hawaii, lava and all. Fortunately, our boat was not hit by a lava bomb. That sad incident occurred three days after we were there. My heart goes...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    August 4, 2018 

Common questions about Social Security Disability

What is the definition of disability used by Social Security? Under the Social Security Act, "disability" means, "inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically...

 

This little piggy went to Frisco

People say my articles often leave them in tears, so I decided to change it up a bit and tell you the story of my recent trip to San Francisco with our new pig, Double Stuff. Every year I make a trip...

 

Hamilton-themed Ball at the Tehachapi Library

On Saturday, July 7, teens gathered in the Tehachapi Branch Library Courtyard for a Hamilton-themed Ball. Attendees were taught a courtdance by Frances Heywood, a retired dance instructor, after...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 4, 2018 

Dog Days of Summer at Souza Vineyard

Miracle Mutt Maggie manned the Kissing Booth at Souza Vineyard on Saturday, July 28. The July event was held for the benefit of Marley's Miracle Mutts with music, food and prizes. Tehachapi Wine and...

 

29 Kern County teens graduate Devil Pups program

Many adults may think that America's teens will not be prepared to lead this nation in the future because America's teens have all gone soft. Think again. A summer camp that prepares young men and...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 4, 2018 

Parks bond measure a 'go'

On July 24 at their regular board meeting, the Board of Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District voted unanimously to place a $43 million bond measure on the Nov. 6 ballot. On hand to answer ques...

 

Adults buzz the Bee

The "adult in the room" is defined as the person in the group who makes level-headed decisions. The adult is the one we look to for wise, measured thinking. The adult is the emotionally, mentally...

 
 By Mel White    Community    August 4, 2018 

Refreshing Ninjas

Anyone who knows me knows I don't really like to watch "reality" TV, with one exception: "Survivor" is my one guilty pleasure, as it has been for the past 20 years. I've tried other "reality" shows...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    August 4, 2018 

Because it's there

I have heard or maybe read that when asking folk who climb mountains why they do it, they sometimes reply, "Because it's there!" There are people who consider mountains a personal challenge. They say...

 
 By Susan Wiggins    Community    August 4, 2018 

History of the AV Freeway

I found a copy of a speech delivered by California Division of Highways Edward T. Telford at a New Business Outlook luncheon in Lancaster in August 1962. The copy was discovered in my Mother Marion...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    August 4, 2018 

If we could go back in time

Have you every wished you could go back in time? I have heard several people say they wished they could go back to the days when the air races were held at Mojave. Great sounds from magnificent warbir...

 
 By Larry LaCom    Community    July 21, 2018

Tehachapi build a plane project is an attention-getter

The Tehachapi build a plane project, in which local high school students have been building a working airplane with the oversight of adult mentors from the aerospace industry, have been getting a big...

 

There and Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale

Her name is Darline Hartman, but you may know her as Grunge Hobbit. Grunge Hobbit has lived in Tehachapi with her wife for 13 years. This year, she decided to make the summer a little more...

 

Hee Haw – The mules and donkeys will be here soon!

Jumping, Driving, Trail, Pack Scramble, Big T, and Log Skidding are just some of the events that one can enter, or watch, at the upcoming Bear Valley Springs Mule and Horse Show on Aug. 3, 4 and 5....

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 21, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

After 27 years of living in Thousand Oaks, Joseph and Cheryl Onesto were looking for more open space, mountains and real seasons. They found a home in Bear Valley and moved into their new home in...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    July 21, 2018

If you've never lived in a Quonset hut

My first experience living in a Quonset hut was, as a bride, in 1950. The tunnel-like buildings were one of hundreds-of-thousands that had been constructed to house military personnel and families on...

 

Fake tech support scams are on the rise

There are more crooks than ever running fake tech support scams. First it was phone calls, then poisoned pop-ups and hijacked advertising networks, and now social media. When (if) people start to...

 

Caution with comfrey!

Comfrey, (Symphytum officinalis) is an ancient perennial herb. The Romans called it conferva meaning, "join together." This refers to its ability to heal bone fractures and skin wounds. There are...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 21, 2018

Certified Healthy program coming to Kern County restaurants

On Wednesday, July 12 Kern County Public Health Services unveiled their new Certified Healthy program for Kern County restaurants. The program uses a number of criteria to identify foods that are...

 

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