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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

Wheels for GranFondo

The Rotary Club of Tehachapi is having its annual Bike Opportunity Drawing. This year we will be giving away a KHS frame with 100mm-travel RST air fork. The bike boasts an SRAM X5 drivetrain and...

 

Traveling with kids

Kids naturally have a lot of energy, imagination and playfulness. Traits that are all more endearing at the park than in the confines of the family car. A little planning may make all the difference...

 

The Bee comes to the Beekay

For a moment, bring to mind your adolescent self. Your fifth/sixth grade self. Your 11/12-year-old self. Do you recall the confidence and self-assurance that you radiated to the world? Remember...

 
 By Merv Evens    Community    July 21, 2018

The house on Curry Street

A gentleman by the name of Merv Evens stopped by the house located at 413 Curry Street in Tehachapi, which is now the office of J.Williams and Jennifer's Terrace. He said he had lived there as a...

 

Racing warbirds – F4U Corsairs

As I get older, I find myself remembering wonderful and crazy things I did in my younger days. Like the time I towed an F4U Corsair fuselage behind a pickup truck from Lancaster Fox Field to Mojave...

 

Tehachapi BMX

Interest in BMX racing action is increasing with six local Tehachapi BMX riders competing July 6 at Bakersfield Metro BMX track. Newer riders, Danny and Skylar Valencia were looking for a sport that...

 

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