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Friends of the Library Book Sale & Books into Art

Our Tehachapi branch of the Kern County Library has been putting on additional programs with events for children, teens and adults. These include: storytime for preschoolers, various teen fandom event...

 

Teresa Jane Gracey Sept. 24, 1953 – March 7, 2019

After an almost seven year battle with the rare, terminal disease, MSA (Multiple Systems Atrophy), Teresa Jane Gracey, better known as Teri, finally stopped fighting on March 7, 2019, in her own...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 16, 2019 

Meet Your New Neighbors

"We want to get away from the big city," is the reason we hear most often from new Tehachapi residents and Michael and Lea Banton are no different. They had moved to Santa Clarita 13 years ago from...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 16, 2019 

Goin' green (at least for a day)

As the granddaughter of Josephine Larimer, who was, coincidently, born Josephine O'Neil on March 17, 1898 – and who loved a good ol' Irish birthday celebration for the whole month of March -- I just...

 

Herb perfect pasta!

Pasta is formed into many different shapes from dough that combines flour, water and/or eggs. The Chinese and Italians have a 4,000-year-old tradition of making it. The culture that was first is a...

 

Inkjet vs. laser, Chrome password checker, streaming radio

Inkjet vs. lasers You're probably tired of your printer telling you it's out of black, magenta, yellow, or cyan ink. And you're also probably tired of paying the high price of printer cartridges. And...

 

Rob Saranpa, Tehachapi's musical chameleon, joins rock band Angeles

One of Tehachapi's own just became a member of American rock band, Angeles. "I am really excited about everything to come," Rob Saranpa said. I love hearing stories of people working toward a dream...

 

VariViggen – Burt Rutan's first homebuilt aircraft design

In 1963, at the age of 20, Burt Rutan was inspired to design a homebuilt aircraft after seeing the North American XB-70 Valkyrie and the Saab 37 Viggen. He called his creation a VariViggen and was at...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    March 2, 2019

Celebrating different cultures, traditions

Dear Friends, Mine is a church that likes to celebrate different cultures, and Celtic traditions are certainly an annual favorite. This month, St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday. Come and join us...

 

A weird and wordy luncheon

A weird and wordy gourmet luncheon was held in Tehachapi on Feb. 20. The theme was WORD ORIGINS and each guest was asked to bring a word and explain its origin along with a dish corresponding to the w...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    March 2, 2019

Beth and Tony Anthony

Sometimes when writing about people I find myself including little vignettes from their past; interesting little pieces that give a glimpse into a person's life as they lived it. Beth and Tony...

 

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club competed in the South Section Valley Qualifying Tournament in Porterville on Feb. 10. TVWC had 20 wrestlers put their skills to the test with 17 of them qualifying for...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 2, 2019

Can Sjögren's syndrome qualify for Social Security Disability?

Sjögren's syndrome is an immune-mediated disorder of the exocrine glands. Involvement of the lacrimal and salivary glands is the hallmark feature, resulting in symptoms of dry eyes and dry mouth, and...

 

Tehachapi Telegraph Operators

Operators kept the major tracks open between Tehachapi and Bakersfield near the turn of the century. Searching my mother Marion Deaver's history files yielded an article from August 20, 1956...

 

Over the rainbow, 100 years of Oz

Did you know that Dorothy not only landed in Oz from Kansas, but after her return to Uncle Henry and her beloved Aunty Em, she traveled by ocean liner to Australia, where she was washed overboard,...

 

Gold Mountain Sports Tavern celebrates one year anniversary

On Feb. 27 the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and members of the community turned out to help Jose Guevara celebrate the one year anniversary of Gold Mountain Sports Tavern located at 20601 W....

 

Tehachapi through the lens

This beautiful shot comes from Tehachapi resident, professional photographer and Mojave Desert News photo-journalist Kane Wickham, who is also an occasional contributor to The Loop newspaper. This...

 

Officers obtain D.R.E. certification

Officer Amy Smith and Officer Richard Kiser of the Tehachapi Police Department recently received their certification as Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) through training with the California Highway...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 2, 2019

A date with yourself

Picture this: Saturday morning, after a wild week at work, you and your sweetie shoveled snow (again); that afternoon you cleaned house and later in the evening you met up with a couple of other...

 

Robin Duff joins local Real Estate team

Country Real Estate is pleased to announce that Robin Duff is a California Licensed Realtor! With her positive attitude and her professional approach, this new step expands the Country Real Estate...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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