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By Pat Doody 

Meet Your New Neighbors


One of Tehachapi’s newer residents is Linda Slover. Linda is also owner of Twisted Sisters Revival, one of Tehachapi’s newest businesses. Linda arrived at the end of last year from Ft. Collins, Colorado where she had lived for the last eight years. Linda said that members of her family living on the West Coast had been after her to move for quite a while. She fell in love with Le Conner, Washington and even made an offer on a house there. When that didn’t work out, her daughter asked her to move to Burbank, California to which she simply said “no”. It was her ex-husband and his wife who live in Tehachapi that suggested she look at their mountain community. She came for a visit, loved the place and they eventually helped her find her house in Bear Valley. Her Colorado home sold in one week and west she came.

Somewhat settled by spring, she began to look for work but then decided to open her own business in Old Town featuring new and used clothing. Twisted Sisters Revival is not Linda’s first business. For eight years in Ft. Collins she had owned Twisted Sisters Green Cleaning and Copper Tulip Consignment. Her Tehachapi ribbon cutting was in June and she was one of several clothing businesses to participate in this year’s Rotary Fashion Show, highlighting unique retro clothing.

Linda was born in Evanston, Illinois. She has one sister who now lives in New Jersey. The family left there when Linda was four. She said that it was her dad’s work that brought them to California. They settled first in the San Fernando Valley and then in Tustin. Her parents lived there for over 50 years. She attended both Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Fullerton. Then she spent years traveling. Linda said that she moved 23 times and half of those moves were out of the country. She ended up in Colorado.

Her daughter, Tara, lives in Burbank, works in the film industry in costuming, and is Linda’s buyer. Her son, Dan, is a fire fighter in Yucaipa, California. She has three grandsons; the oldest is in the army and the other two are still in school.

When not at the shop, Linda likes to garden and takes care of her one acre of property herself with the help of her two labs, Cosmo Jett and Emma Jett.

A big “Tehachapi Welcome” to Linda Slover. Be sure to stop by to check out her unique and fun merchandise.

Tony and Patsy Gonzales bought their new Bear Valley getaway in April. For Patsy it was like coming home. Her parents owned a vacation home there when she was a child. It wasn’t until they moved into their new home-away-from-home that Patsy realized that her parent’s house was only a couple of blocks away. She and her two brothers spent many of their vacations in Bear Valley while they were growing up in San Gabriel, California.

Tony was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has three sisters and a brother. Tony was in the first grade when his family moved to San Gabriel. He and Patsy met in high school. They married and raised their three children there. Now grown, Kristy, Anthony and Nicole still live in San Gabriel and now look forward to visiting Tehachapi. Patsy said that she can’t wait for their two grandkids to visit.

Patsy and Tony recently retired from the grocery industry where they had both worked for over 40 years. Tony worked for Gelson’s and Patsy worked for Von’s. They said that they love to travel and are now looking forward to their new-found freedom. They love fresh water boating and fishing and have a 20 foot Monterey Montura that lives in their garage when it’s not being hauled to the rivers and lakes of the West.

Still to visit Tehachapi for the first time is their Toy Poodle, Mocha. A few household adjustments need to be completed before the pups first visit.

Welcome to Tehachapi to Tony and welcome back to Patsy. May your new vacation home continue to bring back many wonderful childhood memories.


If you have moved to the Greater Tehachapi Area within the last six months and would like to know more about your new community, call (661) 822-8188. We will be happy to make an appointment for a hostess to come by and give you lots of helpful information, some valuable coupons, gifts and much more. Many families and individuals who come to the area are pleasantly surprised with the amount of knowledge they gather about their new home. Publishing your welcome article is completely voluntary and is not a requirement of being welcomed.


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