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Get to know the Pacific Crest Trail

Every year hikers pass through Tehachapi while travelling the Pacific Crest Trail. Here's some info about the trail and the people in the community who help the hikers along the way. The PCT may...

 

Make a resolution to help our local nonprofits

I make New Year's resolutions each year and typically they are broken quickly. They are also all about me and pretty stereotypical - lose weight, eat healthier, stop procrastinating, finally become...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Community    January 5, 2019 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

The Stallion Springs Board of Directors seated three directors at the Dec. 18 meeting. Two of the directors were appointed by the Kern County Election Board as no one ran against them. Ben Dewell...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    January 5, 2019 

Becoming an astronaut – a dream come true for Mark Stucky

Exciting dreams come true at Mojave Air & Spaceport! Dec. 13 produced a calm, crisp morning and there was excitement and an edgy sense of accomplishment hanging in the air around the Virgin...

 

Community donates $1 million to Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation in 2018

Community members donated more than $1 million to the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation in 2018 to go toward the purchase of life-saving equipment, art to warm hospital walls and other...

 

Five EMB Martial Arts students receive black belts

On Dec. 21 five EMB Martial Arts students received their black belts in the style of "Eclectic Mind and Body," which is a martial art that combines techniques from several traditional styles and...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    January 5, 2019 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Walt and Tina-Marie Bayer moved to Bear Valley from Mission Viejo in November accompanied by their two cats, Mini and Pepper. Walt retired last May after 28 years with Experience Marketing. He...

 

Tehachapi Gandy Dancers Christmas party

Tehachapi Gandy Dancers' Annual Christmas Party was well attended by clubs from Palmdale and Bakersfield. Dancers were asked to bring Toys for Tots. They were extremely generous, not only in the...

 
 By Midge Lyndee    Community    January 5, 2019 

LITERARY WINTER - Stories as unique as snowflakes

I love winter. A roaring fire in the fireplace, a cozy blanket on the couch, a good book to sink into. Winter days seem perfect for reading books saved throughout the busy year, or finding a book so...

 

Top passwords, Alexa's wake word and Instagram photos

Top passwords of 2018 A company called SplashData analyzed more than 5 million accounts/passwords that have leaked online and compiled a list of the most-used passwords for 2018. For the fifth year...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    January 5, 2019 

A dog's best friend is those who love them

Everyone has a dog story. Those animals whose main concern is the person who owns them. Their love is unconditional and they would die for us. They are funny, affectionate and protective. They die...

 

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club took a small group to one of Central Valley Youth Wrestling Association toughest tournaments, the California Republic. TVWC traveled to Corcoran, Calif. on Dec. 15 and...

 
 By Mel White    Community    January 5, 2019 

Starting over in the new year

Something about new beginnings and firsts have always delighted and fascinated me. Which is one of many reasons I always look forward to the New Year, every year. Jan. 1 signals a great time to start...

 

Local holds on to hope and memories after Camp Fire

Around the holidays, when Angela Newton reflects on her childhood in Paradise, Calif., she thinks about the home her family built. The one with the light blue siding and wraparound decks. The one...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    January 5, 2019 

Can Tourette's syndrome qualify for Social Security Disability?

Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary physical movements or vocal sounds. These actions may include kicking, facial tics, sudden jerking movements, shouts, grunts, or...

 

Wreaths Across America celebrated in Tehachapi

Wreaths Across America is an annual national observance celebrated by communities in respect for all deceased veterans, everywhere. This year it was held on Dec. 15. The observance is in REMEMBRANCE...

 

An 8-year-old's guide to Christmas presents

My typical procrastinating self finished holiday shopping seven days prior to Christmas. This is good for me, really good. Yes, I wanted it done in November, but still...a week to spare! My daughter...

 

Christmas giggles (and groans)

Just in case you need a little levity as you celebrate the Christmas holiday, here are a few Christmas giggles... and a few groaners: A small cute little boy regularly went to Sunday school where he l...

 

From elves on shelves to Tolkien: A look at Christmas Tales both old, new

Don't you just love a good book? I do! My name is Midge Lyn'dee,* a lover of books and retired librarian. I am happy to give book reviews for you in this first Loop TALE. Christmas is a magical and wo...

 

Christmas in the trenches

Last year at this time, I wrote about the old Christmas hymn, "Silent Night." Not long ago I read in one of my music magazines about the World War I Battlefield Truce in 1914. It was spoken of as,...

 

Christmas memory

My fondest Christmas memory came about in the midst of a violently cold snowstorm in rural Minnesota. The storm had come up quickly and schools were scurrying to get children home for their winter...

 

Desert water woes

Finding and maintaining water resources in the desert has always been a challenge, but in 1979 the Mojave Public Utilities District faced more than one. In the good news/bad news category, the water...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

It was a long time from start to finish, but in November Tom Gates and Nydia Aguero finally made the move from Huntington Beach into the house Tom had been designing and dreaming about since 2002...

 

Unexpected encounter at the North Pole

At the December Plane Crazy Saturday, Dick Rutan, described his unexpected North Pole adventure with our good friend, Ron Sheardown and his Antonov AN-2 biplane. We also saluted the Voyager crew and...

 

GranFondo volunteers honored

On the evening of Dec. 10, Tehachapi GranFondo ride coordinator Michelle Vance presented checks totaling $25,000 to 20 volunteer organizations that donated their time and efforts to help put on the...

 

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