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 By Pat Doody    Community    May 11, 2019 

Chiropractor returns to Tehachapi roots

Dr. Kevin Brown D.C. is descended from nine generations of physicians and that includes Tehachapi’s first Medical Examiner (1909) Newell Jonathan Brown Jr. M.D. who was his great uncle. His...

 

Spanish-language tour of Tehachapi Native American Village Site

Spanish-speaking docents will be leading a tour of Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park in Tehachapi on Sunday, May 19. Visitation is only permitted on a guided tour, which involves a moderately strenuous three-hour hike. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m....

 

Prescription Drug Take Back Day results

On Saturday April 27, the Tehachapi Police Department participated in the national Prescription Drug Take Back Day in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.). Tehachapi...

 
 By Kathleen Kline    Community    May 11, 2019 

May is National Mental Health Month

National Mental Health Month – May of 2019 – will not be going by unnoticed by those in Tehachapi. Cornerstone Center for Counseling and Discipleship will be hosting a fundraiser on May 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. at The Shed (aka The Apple Shed)....

 
 By Susan Wiggins    Community    May 11, 2019 

Mojave's Miracle Manor

I found a brochure in my mother Marion Deaver's files from the 1950s promoting a new housing tract planned for West Mojave. I called my brother Bill Deaver to jog my memory about where that tract was...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 11, 2019 

Meet Your New Neighbors

It was a new job at Lockheed that brought Matthew and Cherie Frobish to beautiful Tehachapi from the home they had known for 18 years in the lovely town of San Clemente, Calif. Matthew was hired this...

 

Good entertainment is affordable

Did you know you can see top notch concerts at rock bottom prices? Many concerts are available if you join Bakersfield Community Concert Association for just $75. The ticket entitles you to attend not only five concerts in Bakersfield, but four more...

 
 By Greg Cunningham    Community    May 11, 2019 

Fake tech support (still), Alexa or privacy (not both), Gmail features

I know, I know. I can't believe it either, but apparently, those fake tech support scammers are still out there. You know, the one where a window pops up on your computer telling you about a problem...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 11, 2019 

Sand Canyon project postponed

A couple of months ago, the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District made the decision to apply for multiple grants for projects that would expand and renovate Central Park, West Park and build...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    May 11, 2019 

Things you can do to help prepare for – and win – a disability case

Question: I have a hearing coming up in the next several months. I am very worried that I won't be prepared or worse yet, Social Security will not have all of my records. Can you tell me what I need...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    May 11, 2019 

Upcoming sabbatical

Dear Friends, Greetings! Happy May! Happy Spring! Where does the year go? May is traditionally full of end-of-school activities. If you are a teacher or love a teacher, please give them some extra...

 

Recycling program at Tehachapi Community Church, UCC

On Sunday, April 28, the Environmental Ministry Team at the Tehachapi Community Church, UCC, 100 East E St. in Downtown Tehachapi, gave a detailed presentation on recycling. Team members described how waste is now a global problem. In 2013, a study...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    May 11, 2019 

Swappin' stories

It's been three-and-one-half years since Pam and Tom Stenson initiated the Veterans Breakfast here in Tehachapi. The gathering is also known as the Veterans/Honor Flight Breakfast. Pam and Tom...

 

New Valley Fever support groups for patients and families

Members of the Kern County COCCI Collaborative has begun two support groups for those in our community impacted by Valley Fever. • On the first Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at Valley Children’s Eagle Oaks Specialty Clinic, 12500 Stockdale...

 

David L. Delany March 17, 1934 – April 30, 2019

David L. Delany died in his home on April 30. He was 85 years old. David was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 17, 1934 to Loyd and Frances Delany. On May 31, 1955, David married Betty J. Kovar....

 
 By Harold Pierce    Community    May 11, 2019 

Rare blood disorder prompts drive for donations

Audriana Coogle's legs felt heavy. The 11-year-old woke one morning to find they were swollen and red. She couldn't stand up or walk. She couldn't get out of bed. Doctors chalked it up to the...

 

Viva la differential!

With front-wheel drive being so common these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service at Protech Auto Service, so most Tehachapi drivers don’t even have to think about it. And most rear-wheel drive differentials...

 

BVS litter pick up

BVS Litter Loathers, a Kern County-sanctioned roadside trash pick up group of Bear Valley Springs residents, enjoyed a perfect Saturday morning on April 27 to do a spring cleaning of the County roads...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 11, 2019 

Tehachapi History Walk dedicated

Tehachapi Heritage League, Main Street Tehachapi and the City of Tehachapi joined together on May 7 to dedicate 16 plaques describing different aspects of local history that line the two and a half...

 
 By Midge Lyndee    Community    May 11, 2019 

The TALE: Tehachapi Art, Literature and Entertainment

These beautiful photos were submitted by 23-year-old Rodolfo Gonzales. Rodolfo, who goes by Rudy, Benz, or even RudyBenz, first picked up a camera in the fall of 2016. "Since then, I have pursued to...

 
 By Midge Lyndee    Community    May 11, 2019 

I remember mama

As we go to press this week, people are preparing to celebrate their mothers. Flowers, candies, cards, brunches and memories will be flowing. Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation in 1914 designating...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    May 11, 2019 

Another World War II Veteran is gone – Dick Cole

Our nation lost another World War II veteran and member of the "greatest generation," on April 9. Lt. Col. Richard Eugene Cole, USAF (ret.) passed away in Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio,...

 
 By Curtis Nelson    Community    May 11, 2019 

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

Three wrestlers represented Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club at The California USA Wrestling Kids Greco State Championship, held at Selland Arena on April 13. First year wrestler Jake Brown, competing...

 
 By Mel White    Community    May 11, 2019 

Thanks to my villagers

I had a total knee replacement in February and once again I am reminded that it takes a village to care for the single living-alone senior citizen (i.e. me) who has to have major surgery. I would real...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 11, 2019 

Tehachapi Teen CERT program

Tehachapi High School teacher Teresa Coatlalopeuh and CERT coordinator Jeannie Taylor introduced the TUSD Board to the new Tehachapi Teen CERT program at their May 7 meeting. While Teen CERT is a...

 

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