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 By Pat Doody    Community    February 16, 2019 

Student entrepreneur joins EDC

At the end of last year, the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council (GTEDC) added a student representative to their board. Andres Pena was chosen to fill that position. Pena and his friend...

 

The snowball effect of giving back

Last week I visited Have a Heart Humane Society, not to adopt the adorable puppy I fell in love with, but to witness a wonderful act of kindness. For the last eight years, Red House BBQ owners Mano...

 

The end of Windows 7, plus microwave ovens and Wi-Fi

Windows 7 support ends Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 with security updates on Jan. 14, 2020. But don't worry, your trusty Windows 7 computer will still work, it just won't get any more...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    February 16, 2019 

Can Hidradenitis Suppurativa qualify for Social Security Disability?

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a serious skin disease that tragically is often misdiagnosed. Because HS usually begins as pimple-like bumps on the skin, many victims (and doctors, too) think their c...

 

John Manke – NASA Lifting Body Pilot and Director of Flight Operations

Former NASA Test Pilot and Director of Flight Operations, John A. Manke, Sr., age 87, passed away Jan. 31, 2019. He was a long-time resident of the Antelope Valley and was born Nov. 13, 1931, in...

 

Deanna Alvarado wins local competition in Lions Club Student Speakers Contest

Deanna Alvarado a California City High School student, has taken the first step toward winning scholarships for college by winning a local competition sponsored by the California City Host Lions Club....

 

Celebrating Black History Month with hope, dreams

Book-reviewer Midge Lyn'dee finds inspiration in diverse voices from past to present. by Midge Lyn'dee For me, Black History Month starts at Martin Luther King's Birthday in mid-January and continues...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    February 16, 2019 

Sally Lange Errecart – Born here, raised here, still here

I used to see Sally Lange in her father's shop on Green Street. It was called Lange's Radio and Electric where he stocked electrical supplies and sold and repaired televisions, stoves and refrigerator...

 

Main Street Tehachapi celebrates 20 years

Most Tehachapi residents know Main Street Tehachapi from the many fun and entertaining events that bring residents and out of towners to the historic downtown area, such as the upcoming Wine and...

 

Tehachapi named 'Safest City in Kern County'

The National Council for Home Safety and Security has named the City of Tehachapi as the safest City in Kern County and the 44th safest city in the State of California in their 2019 “Safest Cities...

 

56th Annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival® Theme Contest announced

The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and the 56th Annual Mountain Festival Committee are looking for a theme for the 56th Annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival®. The Festival will be on August 16...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

In early January, Hannah Thompson arrived in Tehachapi from Wichita, Kan. Her husband, Christopher French, had come to California in September to start his new job at The Spaceship Company as a test...

 

Local woman heads to Russia for Armlifting World Championships

Strength comes from so many places and Autumn Cote's strength reaches far beyond her incredible physical accomplishments. This May, Autumn will be traveling to Russia to compete in the Armlifting...

 

iPhones and Windows, YouTubeTV, useful or fun websites

Sync and backup your iPhone to Windows iPhones used to pretend that Windows didn’t even exist. But since there are more Windows devices than iPhones, Apple has (probably reluctantly) provided tools...

 

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary has a program that allows young people from our local Rotary Club area to go on a “Youth Exchange” to a foreign country and, in the exchange, a student from another country comes to...

 

Tehachapi through the lens

Ken Ulbrich, a Tehachapi resident and professional photographer, sends us views of our community through the lens. If you'd like to see more of Ken's work, visit his website at www...

 

Love in action

Greetings! It's February, a month associated with love and valentines. My Jewish friend and colleague, Rabbi Cheryl Rosenstein, was discussing love with me recently. Judaism and Christianity overlap...

 

Love is big, love is little

In one of the movie versions of "Robin Hood," our hero is told by a friend that he will know when he is really in love because he will be willing to die for the woman. Sure enough, later on in the...

 

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club had a busy weekend Jan. 12-13. Michael Murillo traveled to Selma on Saturday to compete in the Selma New Year Bash. Michael wrestled in the Middle school Division and...

 

Picture Perfect Parties Grand Opening

Members of our community and the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce joined Deidre and Dennis Venable at the Grand Opening of Picture Perfect Parties on Jan. 28. Picture Perfect Parties is located...

 

Hearts and flowers, Valentines and books

Valentine's are not only for children and sweethearts. So, if you have neither in your life, don't despair. There are wonderful alternatives in creating a happy Valentine's Day... In my elementary...

 

National Honor Society welcomes 3 new members

Heritage Oak School an accredited, classical Christian school for grades K4-12, accepted three new members to its National Honor Society (NHS) chapter. An NHS induction ceremony was held on Jan. 27...

 

Can Huntington's Disease qualify for Social Security Disability?

Huntington disease (HD) is a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by progressively worsening motor, cognitive, behavioral and psychiatric symptoms. HD is caused by a mutation...

 

Adding 'Rutan Field' to Mojave Air & Spaceport name under consideration

At a recent Mojave Air & Spaceport board meeting, General Manager/CEO Karina Drees announced that there was a request for a discussion item to be brought to the attention of the MASP Board. She...

 

Travelin' days

In 1950, when I began living in the Southland, it was, and still is, 200-miles from Oceanside, Calif. to Tehachapi and if I had a dollar for every time I have made the trip I would have a comfortable...

 

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