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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your practical side dominates the week as you reassess your finances to make some sensible adjustments in what you plan to spend and what you expect to save.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week finds you in a sociable mood, ready and eager to enjoy the company of family and friends. It's also a good time to seek out and renew old friendships.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) An unexpected meeting with a former colleague opens some interesting possibilities. But you need to press for full disclosure before making a decision.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Patience is called for as you await a decision about that project you're eager to launch. Meanwhile, try to set aside more time to share with that special person in your life.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A recent flurry of activity eases by midweek, giving you time to readjust your disrupted schedule and make new plans for a weekend getaway.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Avoid becoming involved in a workplace dispute early in the week by insisting both sides submit their stands to a neutral arbitrator. Things begin to cool off by Thursday.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You're usually the one who gives advice. But now it's time to open yourself up to counsel from friends who have your best interests at heart.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) It promises to be a busy but productive week for the Big Cat. The pace slows by Friday, allowing you to catch up on matters you put aside but that now need your attention.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might find resistance to your call for a full inquiry into a workplace problem. But by week's end even the most rigid naysayers begin to come around.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A suddenly disruptive family situation is best handled with a cool, calm and collected response. Wait until things settle to let off all that pent-up emotional steam.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A recurring problem surfaces once again. Maybe it's time you used your creative talents to help you find a new approach to resolving it once and for all.

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• Geezers on the Loose 2nd Saturday • Key Largo Band, Saturday, 8 p.m. to close.

• Craig Shaw 3rd Friday •Grim Bernhoft, 3rd Saturday • Pat Strong Trio 4th Friday • Jug Band 4th Saturday Apple Shed • Tehachapi Music provided during dinner hours, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333. • Debbie and Guy Martin Thursday, 2nd Saturday, 3rd and 4th Friday. • Bear Mountain Boys 1st Friday • Jo Stone 1st Saturday

• Blue Mountain Tribe, Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m. Band of all Native Americans to play rock ‘n roll and blues. Butlers Cafe • Palmdale 40125 10th St. West, Suite I, Palmdale, CA; 7 p.m. unless noted. 661-272-9530. • That Literary Jam Thing Spoken word and music, 4th Friday of the month.

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Fiddlers Crossing • Tehachapi 206 East “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 East “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapia Blvd; or call 823-9994. (Unless otherwise noted) For more information/tickets: fiddlerscrossing.org

58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi 480 Steuber Rd., 822-9992.

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John Zipperer and Friends will grace the stage at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St., on Saturday, June 29 at 7 p.m., playing cover songs with a distincly Americana feel. Americana music is defined by americanamusic.org as “contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw.” The musician’s “Friends” include bass player Jime Van Booven, harmony singer Tara Sitser and guitarist Barrett Tagliarino. The band is a member of the Americana Music Association, which boasts other members like the Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons and the Punch Brothers. Zipperer writes on his Facebook page that he was born in Florida and grew up in Jacksonville on the banks of the St. Johns River. A veteran of many bands on the east coast, Zipperer moved to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. After graduating from the Guitar and Vocal programs, John was hired to teach

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John Zipperer and Friends will perform at Fiddlers Crossing on Saturday, June 29 at 7 p.m. From left, Tara Sitser, Barrett Tagliarino, John Zipperer, and Jime Van Booven. voice, vocal performance, band clinics, rock performance and music theory. He has played with such greats as Tim Bogert, Dave Sutton, Doan Perry and Jimmy Scott. "John Zipperer seems to me to be a cross between Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, while being a true original at the same time," Gary Austin, founder of The Groundlings Theater in Hollywood, wrote on Zipperer’s website, johnzipperer.com. Although John Zipperer and Friends are based in Southern

California, the group travels to various venues in the California area. Fiddlers Crossing is the space at Mountain Music used as a gathering place locals can count on for ecclectic musical sharing and entertainment. Entrance to the venue for the Zipperer show costs $15, but once inside, coffee, tea, snacks and other beverages are free. For tickets, visit Mountain Music or call at 823-9994; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd., 823-8333, is also selling tickets.

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Key guitarist, singer with Bill Griffin, Mandolele, July 12; 7 p.m. • Shelby, Tieg & Tara Folk-pop vocal trio, July 30; 7 p.m. Crystal Palace • Bakersfield 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets: vallitix.rdln.com (Call 661328-7560 or visit http://www.buckowens.com/concerts.ht ml) • Brett Eldredge. June 26, 7 p.m. • Aaron Watson. June 27, 7 p.m.

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Rabobank Theatre • Bakersfield 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or ticketmaster.com., 8527300, (Unless otherwise noted)

• Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos del Norte July 13; tickets cost $32-$97. The Fox Theatre • Bakersfield 2001 H. St. Tickets and information: foxtheatreonline.com. • Amy Grant July 24, 7 p.m.; tickets cost $49$69. • Billy Currington July 31, 7:30 p.m.; tickets cost $44-$67

• Aug. 4 – Celtic trio Golden Bough • Aug. 11 – Tehachapi Pops Orchestra

Karaoke & D.J. and Line Dancing Domingo’s Mexican & Seafood Restuarant • Tehachapi 20416 Highway 202; 822-7611. • Karoke 7-11 p.m., every Wednesday.

Music in the Park • Tehachapi Central Park, 2 p.m. Concerts are free; bring chairs and blankets.

Tehachapi Mountain Pub & Brewery • Tehachapi 7-11 p.m., 20717 South Street. 8220788.

• July 13 - Fiddlin’ Pete Watercott and Neil Gelvin

• Karaoke, Tuesday

• July 21 – Blue Mustard • July 28 – A double bill of Geezers on the Loose and the Pat Strong Trio Plus 1

• DJ for ladies night, Wednesday • Country Music DJ, Thursday • Open DJ, Friday and Saturday

Dog House Saloon • Tehachapi 777 West Tehachapi Blvd., 8224200. • DJ Diablo, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday (unless noted in “Live Music”) 9 p.m. - close. 58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi 480 Steuber Rd., 822-9992. • Line Dancing Thursdays, beginners 6 to 7 p.m., regulars 7 to 9 p.m. • Karaoke Fridays, 8 p.m. to closing. P-Dubs Grille & Bar • Stallion Springs 27725 Stallion Springs Dr., 8227777. • Line dancing every Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m.: City Slickers • Tehachapi 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-4939. See UPCOMING • Page 5

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• Line dancing lessons every Wednesday and Sunday night, 7 to 9 p.m. VFW Post #5948 • Tehachapi 221 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 8227500. • Karaoke with Erik 1st and 3rd Fridays, 7-11 p.m. Vets and guests of vets welcome.

Performances Beekay Theatre • Tehachapi 110 S. Green St. Tickets and info: tctonstage.com: Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd, June 28, 29; 7:30 p.m. Matinee June 30; 2 p.m. Bakersfield Community Theatre • Bakersfield 2400 South Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA. 661- 831-8114, theatreaddict.com Gaslight Melodrama • Bakersfield 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 5873377 or themelodrama.com. • Rosedale June 26 Sept. 14, Friday and Sat-

urday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Rabobank Theater • Bakersfield 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: bakersfieldcca.org. • Jerry Seinfeld July 26; 7 p.m.; Tickets $47-$77. The Fox Theatre • Bakersfield 2001 “H” St. Tickets and information: foxtheatreonline.com. • Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody July 12; 8 p.m.; $44. Learn more at spankshow.com. • Comedian Jo Koy July 26, 8 p.m.; tickets cost $37.50.

Hands-on Arts Treasure Trove • Tehachapi 116 East Tehachapi Blvd., call 822-6794, or visit www.facebook.com/Teh achapiTreasureTrove • Parachute Cord Bracelet with Mike Caraeti June 26, 3 until 5 p.m. for $25 plus materials. Learn to create a parachute cord bracelet which can be taken apart

and used as rope in an emergency. • Polymer Clay with Cathy Clark Sunday, July 14, 1 until 4 p.m. Cost is $35 plus materials. • Christmas in July Bisque Painting with Juanita Neimeyer Friday, July 26, 1 until 3 p.m. Cost is $25 plus materials. College Community Services – Family Learning Center • Tehachapi 107 S. Mill St. Ste. B; Offers free classes for people affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse. 661- 822-4639. Bakersfield Art Association • Bakersfield 1817 Eye St., www.bakersfieldartassociation.org., 869-2320 (unless otherwise noted) • Pine needles, gourds and bling: Embellishment class. June 29 from 9 until 11 a.m. Contact: 661-393-1579 or d.rogowin.omstead@gm ail.com See UPCOMING • Page 8

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The Tehachapi Strings Orchestra will perform Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m. inside St. Jude's Anglican Church, 1200 S. Curry St. The group is the Tehachapi Symphony's intermediate-level teaching orchestra and is under the direction of Gayel Pitchford. Pictured is Pitchford leading the Strings Orchestra in a concert last year.

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Senior Pastor Michael Clark Thursday Service: 7:00 PM Sunday Service 9:00 AM & 10:45 AM Sunday School and Nursery

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Church Phone: 822-6817

St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church

School Phone: 823-7740

Masses: Saturday ........................5:30 p.m. Sunday...........................8:00 & 10 a.m. Confessions Saturday ......4:00-5:00 p.m. Spanish Mass 12:00 Noon

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Senior Pastor: Rev. Daniel T. Alsop, Sunday Worship at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Preschool Director: Ulla Bennett, Six Weeks Through Age 5, 6AM to 6PM

Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. 20413 Brian Way • (661) 805-8020 Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m. SGCTehachapi@hotmail.com Thursday Fellowship Group: 6:30 p.m.

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Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors - Pastor David Ofahengaue

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“Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd” continues into its final weekend of performances, June 28-30 at the Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7 p.m. while the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $18. Pictured is the rainbow of urchins: Ali Whitlach, Opal Lawler, Christine Maag, Cambri Hynes, Cindy Lawler, Cody Steinbach, Heather Simmons.

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Bakersfield Museum of Art • Bakersfield 1930 “R” St. Call 323-7219 or visit bmoa.org • Experience Art. Summer children’s program. Classes run through Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday.

Other Activities Beale Memorial Library • Bakersfield 701 Truxtun Ave., 868-0770. • Preschool Storytime Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Familyfriendly stories suitable for children ages 3-5. • Personal Computer Coach Wednesdays, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call to reserve 30-minute one-on-one computer learning sessions. Buena Vista Museum of Natural History (BVMNH) • Bakersfield 2018 Chester Ave, unless otherwise indicated. For information call 661324-6350 or visit sharktoothhill.org. BVMNH is open Thursday–Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. Museum admission: Child $4, Adult $7. Seniors and students 18 and older $5, group tours available with reservations.

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noon-4 pm on the third Thursday of each month. Bakersfield Museum of Art • Bakersfield 1930 "R" St., bmoa.org, 661323-7219. • Free admission. Every third Friday of the month, all admission is free; every second Sunday of the month, seniors (65 and older) are free. VFW Post #5948 • Tehachapi 221 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 8227500. • Pool Tournaments: 8ball on Tuesday nights and 9-ball on Thursday nights. Vets and friends of Vets welcome, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) • Lancaster 665 West Lancaster Blvd. 723-6250, lancastermoah.org. (Call for current schedule.) • Young Artist Workshop. Thursday, June 27 at 3 p.m. Class is free and for school-aged children under 17. Call the Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley for more information, 661949-1206.

Exhibits Maturango Museum • Ridgecrest 100 E. Las Flores Ave., maturango.org, 760-

375-0479. Free admission for members; $5 for non-members. • Cheryl McDonald. Photography exhibit on display June 29 - Aug. 20. The Empty Space • Bakersfield 706 Oak St., 661-703-8666. • Too Many Logos. Exhibit is a fundraiser for venue and artworks are for sale. Available until June 30. Bakersfield Art Association • Bakersfield 1817 Eye St., www.bakersfieldartassociation.org., 869-2320 (unless otherwise noted) • “Layered Beauties” by Dacey Dia Villareal Art show featured through July.

Events The Showdown Rodeo • Palmdale July 15, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2229 E. Avenue Q. Tickets: showdownrodeo.com. Bakersfield Art Association • Bakersfield 1817 Eye St., www.bakersfieldartassociation.org., 869-2320 (unless otherwise noted) • “It’s all in the Wash” workshop Class on watercolor washes by Norma Neil, July 6, 9 a.m. - noon.

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Your Guide to Tehachapi’s 2013

SMIRNOFF PHOTOS BY NICK

PHOTO BY AUST IN MILLER

Tehachapi goes all out to celebrate Independence Day. See inside for more information about the City of Tehachapi’s Hot Dog Festival, 40-year anniversary for the Tehachapi Museum, unveiling of veterans memorial, Benz Bad Bulls bullriding at the Tehachapi Rodeo Grounds and Event Center, a new cycling event and more in Bear Valley Springs, the popular Bun Run, Kiddie’s Fourth of July Parade, concerts and, of course, fireworks.

See the complete schedule of 4th of July activities inside

Please remember, no personal fireworks of any kind are allowed in the Tehachapi area and use of tobacco products is prohibited in Central Park!

Schedule of Events 7 a.m. ..........................Register for 5K Bun Run Cost is $30. Meet at the Monroe High School on Snyder and East “F” Streets.

12:05 p.m.................CUnveiling of new Veteran’s Memorial monument plaque

8 a.m. ............5K Bun Run begins - New route! 8 to 10:00 a.m. ..........Warriors “Dog Chow”

presentations at Central Park

Pancake Breakfast at Central Park Fundraiser; tickets cost $5.

8 to 10:00 a.m. ................“Old Time Fiddlers ENTERTAINMENT THURSDAY thru SATURDAY

12:15 p.m. ................Children’s Parade award 2 to 4 p.m. ..........“Tehachapi Pops Orchestra” performs at Central Park. Conductor Daniel Musquez will lead the orchestra in a combination of patriotic marches, folk songs, show tunes, jazz and rock selections.

Association” performs at Central Park

5 to 9 p.m. ..................................“Bad Bulls”

10 a.m. ..............Register for Children’s Parade

at the Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds

Registration is free. Parents are welcome to participate with small children. Meet at the Monroe High School on Snyder and East “F” Street.

5 to 6:20 p.m. ....................“Time Machine”

11 - 11:30 a.m. ....Children’s Parade begins

performs at Coy Burnett Football Stadium

6:20 to 7 p.m. ........“Community Sing-Along”

“F” Street and S. Mojave Street will be closed for the duration of the parade.

at Coy Burnett Football Stadium Lead by Deborah Hand and accompanied by “Time Machine.”

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ....“Out of the Blue”

7 to 9 p.m. ..................“Tehachapi Symphony”

performs bluegrass and Americana music at Central Park

performs popular tunes at Coy Burnett Football Stadium

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ....................Food booths,

9 p.m. ..............................Fireworks Spectacular

“Wall of Valor,” petting zoo, crafts and children’s games open at Central Park

with patriotic music, can be heard and viewed from Coy Burnett Football Stadium, Rodeo Grounds and other locations in town

12 p.m. ........Mayor’s welcome and flag raising at Central Park by the Civil Air Patrol

Veterans Memorial to be unveiled, eternally honored BY TEHACHAPI NEWS

As one navigates the multitude of uses attached to parks, it is common to think of peaceful activities such as a family picnic, a friendly game of flag football or a neighbor tossing a Frisbee disc to their dog. Indeed, parks are platforms for peaceful activities; however, in many instances, parks are also foundations for peace and honor. Such is the case with Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and Tehachapi’s own Veterans Memorial at Central Park. Designed, constructed and dedicated by local veterans and members of the community on Memorial Day, 1980, the Veterans Memorial stands as a testament to the city’s dedication and deepest appreciation to local men and women in uniform who died in time of war. Pat Gracey and her now deceased husband, Doyle, were among the original dedicators in 1980. Doyle was a driving force behind the institution of the memorial.

“My husband gave a speech that day,” she said. “He said that those who died did so serving their country willingly. They only asked that they not be forgotten. My husband was very adamant about that.” Doyle served in the Marines for 30 years and was on active duty during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Constructed of ancient volcanic stone, concrete and brass, the memorial is structurally sound. However, its ability to remain a symbol of peace and community pride will always depend on personal knowledge and level of appreciation to those enshrined upon it. Pat said that in 2000, the plaque on the monument was damaged to the extent that it needed to be replaced. Thirteen years later, thanks to many donations from community members and organizations, the repair is becoming reality. The plaque was rededicated on Memorial Day this year, but on the Fourth of July it will be officially unveiled. Matt Young, district manager of

the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District, said the monument is an important representation of the value of armed servicemembers to the community. “It is of the utmost importance [to TVRPD] to maintain the monument and keep it in excellent condition as it should be,” Young said. As city representatives prepare for the July 4 unveiling of the refurbished Veterans Memorial, preparations must also be made for a new era of honoring local veterans, present and not present, by ensuring peace and honor. Young said he hopes that the next time community members see a playful child climbing on the monument, a rambunctious teenager hanging on the flag pole or a quiet park patron sitting at the base of the monument, to take a moment to inquire as to their knowledge of the monument’s purpose. He asked that the community of Tehachapi remember the homage it pays to the greatest heroes, all who paid the ultimate price to ensure the land (and park) in which they seek peace is forever protected and honored.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE TEHACHAPI HERITAGE LEAGUE

On left: The first Tehachapi Museum opened on July 4, 1973 in the Chamber of Commerce building in Railroad Park and later moved in 1981 to the old Kern County Branch Library at 310 S. Green St.

Tehachapi Museum celebrating 40th birthday This year on the Fourth of July, the Tehachapi Museum turns 40 years old. To celebrate, there will be birthday cake and lemonade on the porch of the Errea House. Cake will be cut and served at 1 p.m. In addition, the annual Ice Cream Social, with Baskins Robbins ice cream for sale, starts at 11 a.m. and continues to 4 p.m. Adding to the festivities will be music on the front porch by Ron Kelbaugh, who is returning to Tehachapi for a visit and to play for the birthday party. Chairs and tables will be set up so that you can sit and enjoy. A special display of old photos show-

ing Tehachapi’s past will be set up in the museum. See all that has been accomplished during the past 40 years in the scrapbooks that will be on display for you to look through. Stop by and see the Tehachapi Museum and the Errea House Museum at 310 S. Green St. The museums and displays have been improved over the past 40 years by many dedicated volunteers, some of whom are no longer with us but to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude for their hard work. Others are now retired and we hope you will all come by to see us on July 4 or whenever possible.

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‘Challenge the Bear’ bike ride to benefit BVSPD volunteers BY TEHACHAPI NEWS

New this Independence Day weekend in Bear Valley Springs is the “Challenge the Bear” bike ride. Proceeds from this community event will go to Bear Valley Police Department Volunteers in Police Service. Although the ride itself if on Saturday, July 6, registration includes three days of celebratory events like a parade, a Firecracker 5K Night Run, a classic car show, Moonlight Movie and more. Activities begin July 4. All rides will begin and end at Cub Lake inside Bear Valley Springs. Elevation ranges from 4,118 feet to 6,934 feet with breathtaking scenery, paved roads,

which, according to the registration website (see below), are considered prime riding grounds because of its typically limited access. The bike ride is not through a closed course, so riders are advised to be conscious of passing cars. Please review the ride maps on www.legacycentury.com before registering. Helmets are mandatory and the event is rain or shine. Purchases during the three-day party are cash only. Since Bear Valley is a gated community, registration online or in person is necessary in order to receive a gate pass. Entry fees are nonrefundable and entries are nontransferable. For more detailed information and to register, visit active.com/cycling and search “Challenge the Bear.”

‘Challenge the Bear’ rides: Baby Bear/Family Fun Ride: This 4.97 mile ride is family friendly and runs mostly around Lower Valley Road. Registration fee is $10. Check in at 8 a.m., race time at 9 a.m.

Momma Bear Ride/Half Century Ride: 32.05 mile bike ride winds through Bear Valleys picturesque roads with three class 2 climbs and major elevation changes. Registration fee is $85. Check in starts at 5 a.m., start time at 6 a.m.

Papa Grizzly Bear Ride/Century Ride: This 62.34 mile ride is not for the faint of heart! This ride winds over most of Bear Valley’s main roadways; contains two class 1 climbs and four class 2 climbs with many major elevation changes. Registration is $100. Check in begins at 5 a.m. and start time is 6 a.m.

New route for the 14th annual 5K Bun Run See schedule or tvrpd.org for more information

PHOTO BY NICK SMIRNOFF

Last year's "Bad Bulls" was a big hit in Tehachapi. On Thursday, July 4 at 5 p.m., the bull riding spectacular will return to Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds.

‘Benz Bad Bulls’ storming rodeo grounds again BY TEHACHAPI NEWS

Eight seconds of pure adrenaline atop 2,000 pounds of muscle and fury best describes the wild rides that await the bull riders at the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association’s 14th annual “Benz Bad Bulls-Bull Ride” on Thursday, July 4, at 6 p.m. inside the Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds on 601 South Dennison Road. “Bad Bulls” hosts the toughest cowboys from across the U.S. and the baddest bulls and so promises to deliver some heart-pounding action as riders compete for up $15,000 in prize money as well as “Bucking Bull of the Year” honors. Although the event begins at 6 p.m., gates will open at 4 p.m. Following “Bad Bulls” will be a patriotic fireworks finale. Discount tickets for this event can be purchased for a pre-sale $2 discount at Albertsons, 775 Tucker Road, City Slickers, 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd., and the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce, 209 E. Tehachapi Blvd. The price of presale tickets will be $13 for adults and $10 for seniors 60 and older, active military personal with a military id and children aged 5-12.  Children under the age of 5 are admitted free with a paid adult. Parking will be $5 and is a fundraiser

for the Tehachapi Police Explorers Post. Ticket prices at the gate on July 4 will be $15 for adults, $12 for active military, seniors and children aged 5-12. A limited number of special box seats are available for parties of eight, costing $1,000. The special includes an arenalevel view of the bull riding and the Tehachapi Pro Rodeo Aug. 16-17. TMRA is celebrating 50 years in 2013. Association members write on tehachapiprorodeo.com that in its humble beginning, the Tehachapi Rodeo began as a youth rodeo and evolved into an adult amateur rodeo. In 1985, the rodeo joined the ranks of what now includes over 900 rodeos in 48 states and 4 Canadian provinces as a pro rodeo sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Today the Association boasts a much larger membership as well as a large group of tireless volunteers who work year round in preparation for annual events like The Kickoff Dinner/Dance in June, the Bad Bulls Tour on July 4th, and the Tehachapi Mountain PRCA Rodeo in August. For more information on this year’s event, or various sponsorship packages, visit tehachapiprorodeo.com or call TMRA at 557-7336.

“Wall of Valor” sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 221 - photos in the park and in the July 2 edition of the Tehachapi News

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Nothing rivals a relaxing cool summer ride along an unspoiled strip of California highway. And a weekend drive along winding Santiago Canyon Road, which meanders its way through Silverado Canyon in southeast Orange County, provides the perfect spot for man and machine to enjoy a day out. The area’s last back country road, Santiago Canyon Road, also known as County Highway 18, extends for about 12 miles between the City of Lake Forest and the City of Orange. To make the most of the drive, travelers will want to start their excursion at the north end, just where the city disappears at the mouth of the Santa Margarita Mountains at the base of the Cleveland National Forest. The mountains here are sharp and rugged and for the most part untouched. Parts are preserved in open space areas, with hiking and horse trails heading into the hills like the ones found at Irvine Regional Park. Nestled amid a grove of heritage Oak and Sycamore trees, the rolling foothills surrounding the park are filled with a variety of wildlife, including those at the Orange County Zoo located inside the park. Trees and shaded turf areas also provide a perfect setting for picnicking, barbecuing and numerous outdoor activities that includes a railroad. Santiago Creek bisects the park, which feeds Irvine Lake, a privately run facility that offers camping and picnic areas, a few miles south of the park. The 750-acre lake features steep rocky cliffs and shallow coves that provide excellent fishing without a license. A little further to the south on the east side of Highway 18, are the Modjeska Canyon Nature Pre-

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Orange County’s last back country road, Santiago Canyon Road, also known as County Highway 18, extends for about 12 miles between the City of Lake Forest and the City of Orange. serve and Tucker Wildlife Preserve, which are protected natural areas surrounded by national forest. Ecosystems represented include riparian, oak woodland, coastal sage scrub and chaparral, making them both perfect places to learn about native southern California plant and animal life. Also, tucked away on the banks of Santiago Creek nearby, lies the century-old home of worldrenowned actress Madame Helena Modjeska. The National Historic Landmark is aptly named Arden for its resemblance to the Forest of Arden in the Shakespearean play, “As You Like It.” Docent led tours of the historic house and gardens are currently offered four times a month, by advance reservation only. Finally, there is one last stop along Highway 18 that is legendary. Best described, but much more than a “biker bar”, Cook’s Corner at the intersection of Santiago Canyon, El Toro and Live Oak Canyon roads, has been welcoming travelers on two or four wheels since 1926. Always packed with a line of bikes parked out front, the wooden structure similar to a World War II-era restaurant and bar is one of Orange County’s most popular

water holes and eateries. While Irvine Regional Park, Irvine Lake and many of the other attractions and locations are open year-round, it still advised to contact Caltrans before heading out to check road conditions. Sometimes during brief

rains, the hillside can cause slides, requiring temporary road closures. From Tehachapi, take 58 east to 14 south to Interstate 5 to SR-55 south in Orange County. Exit at East Chapman Avenue. Head east. Continue onto Santiago

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Health & Fitness Ask the Doctor

What is best way to treat animal bites? BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D.

see if it exhibits signs of rabies. The threat of rabies is small, but maximal precautions have to be taken because rabies is such a deadly illness. Unprovoked bites from an animal raise the suspicion of rabies. Less-serious bites, the ones that can be treated at home, are copiously irrigated with sterile saltwater. Not many homes have sterile saltwater, so the bite should be washed with soap and water and then irrigated with tap water. After the irrigation, apply a disinfectant like Betadine (povidone iodine). Inspect the wound daily for any

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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you tell me the best way to treat pet bites? I have three young children, and we live in a neighborhood where every family except us has at least one pet. Most are dogs. I don't want to overreact to a tiny scratch, but I need to know what to do with a more serious bite. — A.M. ANSWER: I'm limiting my remarks to cat and dog bites. Wild-animal bites require more involved treatment and are best taken care of in a hospital setting. A domesticated animal that has bitten a child or adult should be observed for 10 days to

signs of infection — skin redness or pus. If you see those signs, take the child to a doctor. If the child's immunizations are up to date, all is well. If they are not, he or she needs a tetanus booster. If the child has had no tetanus immunizations, the series should begin right away. Wounds that are large, that bleed, that are quite deep or are in a place, like the face, where they might be deforming should be taken care of by a professional. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I'm in my 60s and never had a major illness. I take no medicines. In the past three months, I have been wakened from sleep with a dull pain in

the center of my chest. My husband told me to take Mylanta. I did, and got instant relief. What do you think of this pain? — V.P. ANSWER: Pain that wakens a person from sleep must be taken seriously and ought to be reported to the family doctor. However, the response you got from taking Mylanta (an antacid) makes me think of GERD — gastroesophageal reflux disease, more commonly known as heartburn. Stomach acid and digestive juices spurt into the esophagus, a structure not equipped to deal with them like the stomach can. If this nighttime pain of yours keeps com-

ing back, put 6-inch blocks under the bedposts at the head of your bed to keep stomach juices in the stomach when you lie down. My first statement about nighttime pain has to be observed. You need to see the family doctor to be certain this is heartburn and not one of the many other serious possibilities. The booklet on coronary artery disease, another cause of chest pain, details its signs and symptoms. To obtain a

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The Weekender — Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Home & Garden

(Family Features) Fireworks don't have to be the only party element that makes guests ooh and ah during July 4th festivities. With colorful sweets that sparkle and a themed tablescape exploding with red, white and blue, your party is sure to be the best on the block.

kle gelatin evenly over top and whisk vigorously to dissolve completely, about 3 minutes. Pour into cream cheese mixture. Add icing color and beat until well combined. Beat in 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips. Pour into chilled crust. Sprinkle top with remaining chocolate chips. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.

"Adding patriotic flair to your Independence Day celebration is easy with the right recipes and decorating accents," said Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. "Put your personal John Hancock on the party by turning traditional summertime foods into amazing sweet treats." Try these dessert ideas from the Wilton test kitchen for a celebration that ends with a bang: -Burgers with a Sweet Bite: Traditional burgers are a staple for summer parties; switch things up with Sweet Sliders and build your burgers with unexpected ingredients. Start with whoopie pies for the buns, add a brownie "patty," roll yellow fruit candies into thin layers for cheese, and top it off with red and yellow Sparkle Gel for ketchup and mustard. -Playful Twist on Summer Fruit: Make mouths water by serving up slices of delicious watermelon ... cheesecake! Strawberry cheesecake dotted with mini chocolate chips imitates the center of the fruit, and a pistachio and coconut crumble crust mimics the watermelon rind. -Patriotic Treat Pops: For the grand finale, nestle Red, White and Blue Treat Pops in a bowl of red Cinnamon Drops. Layer on the festive colors with vanilla cake, colored icing and star-shaped sprinkles. Finish with stars and stripes Rocket Treat Pops Toppers or red, white and blue pinwheels. For more celebration ideas, visit www.wilton.com.

Red, White and Blue Treat Pops Makes about 12 Treat Pops

Whoopie Pie Cakes: • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 6 tablespoons butter, softened • 2/3 cup granulated sugar • 2 egg whites • 1-1/2 teaspoons imitation clear vanilla extract • 2/3 cup milk

Cool Watermelon Cheesecake

Filling:

Makes about 12 servings

• 3 cups buttercream icing • Christmas red icing color • Royal blue icing color • Patriotic mix sprinkles

Crust: • 1-1/4 cups (16 ounces) roasted salted pistachios • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut • 1/4 cup granulated sugar • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted • Leaf green icing color

Filling: • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened • 2/3 cup granulated sugar • 1 teaspoon imitation clear vanilla • 1 cup heavy whipping cream • 1 package (16 ounces)frozen whole strawberries, thawed, pureed and strained (about 1-1/2 cups) • 1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin • No-taste red icing color • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided In food processor, pulse pistachios until coarsely ground. Add coconut, sugar, butter and icing color; pulse until well combined. Press into bottom and 3/4 up side of 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate while making filling. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until light and creamy. Add heavy cream and beat until combined. In small saucepan, bring strawberry juice just to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Sprin-

Assorted fruit flavored candies Red sparkle gel Yellow sparkle gel Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare whoopie pie pan with vegetable pan spray. For buns, combine cake mix, eggs, water and oil in large bowl; mix according to package instructions. Fill prepared pan cavities 2/3 full with cake batter. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until tops of cake spring back when touched. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to cooling grid and cool completely. Repeat with remaining cake batter. For patties, combine flour and salt in small bowl. In small saucepan, melt butter and sugar with water; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add chocolate chips; stir until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. In large bowl, beat egg with electric mixer. Add chocolate mixture; mix well. Add flour mixture; stir until just combined. Divide batter evenly between whoopie pie pan cavities, filling about 1/3 full. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out nearly clean. Cool 10 minutes; loosen edges of brownies and remove from pan. Cool completely. For toppings, mix shredded coconut with leaf green icing color for lettuce. Roll yellow fruit candies into thin layers for cheese. Use red and yellow sparkle gels for ketchup and mustard. To assemble, top cake bun with a brownie patty. Add toppings and finish with second cake bun.

Rocket Treat Pops Toppers

Toppings:

Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare mini whoopie pie pan with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg whites and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. Alternately add flour mixture and milk in three additions, beating until just combined. Spoon one tablespoon batter into each cavity. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until tops of cakes spring back when touched. Cool in pan 3 minutes. Cool completely on cooling grid. In separate small bowls, tint 1 cup buttercream red, 1 cup blue and reserve 1 cup white. To assemble: Place one cake in bottom of treat pop. Pipe a swirl of blue icing from back edge following the curve of the container to the front, then filling in the center; add sprinkles. Add second cake. Pipe a swirl of white icing; add sprinkles. Top with another cake. Pipe a swirl of red icing. Top with Patriotic Sprinkles or Rocket Treat Pops Toppers.

Shredded coconut Leaf green icing color

Convenience tip: Substitute vanilla wafer cookies for whoopie pie cakes. Source: Wilton Enterprises

Sweet Sliders Makes about 24 Sweet Sliders

Cake Buns: • 1 package (16 ounces) yellow cake mix • Eggs, water and vegetable oil to prepare mix

Brownie Patties: • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour • 1/8 teaspoon salt • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1/3 cup granulated sugar • 1 tablespoon water • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract • 1 egg

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 — The Weekender

Garden Time

New bait available for snails and slugs is slower acting, safer BY CHERYL WILEN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

For the last 30 years, the primary mollusk (snail and slug) baits used in the landscaping industry have been those containing metaldehyde as the active ingredient. About 10 years ago, iron phosphate came on the market and is now also widely used, particularly in areas where people and pets may encounter the bait. Recently a new active ingredient, ferric sodium EDTA, has become available for both home use and professional pest management. You can find this active ingredient in new formulations of Corry’s Slug & Snail Killer as well as Dr. T’s Slug & Snail Killer, Slugexx, Iron Fist Slug & Snail Bait, Amdro Snail Block Slug & Snail Killer, and Ferroxx. Ferroxx is marketed to the professional, while all of the others are available to both home and professional users. Depending on the brand, these products contain 2 to 6% active ingredient (Table 1).

Although all these active ingredients are effective against snails and slugs, there are important differences. Metaldehyde works very quickly, and you will see foaming and dead snails by the morning if applied at night. However, metaldehyde can poison and even kill dogs and other mammals that might feed

on it. Iron phosphate is much safer but also much slower acting. Snails may stop feeding on plants after consuming iron phosphate baits but can take up to seven days to die. On the plus side, iron phosphate may be more effective than metaldehyde during periods of high humidity or if there are

rainy conditions. The newest active ingredient, ferric sodium EDTA, works in a similar manner to iron phosphate but is somewhat faster— three days instead of seven. EDTA is used to make the iron (ferric) more available and therefore kill the mollusks faster. Also note that recom-

Snails can be destructive in the garden; a new type of snail baiting is slower acting than older types but also safer according to the University of California.

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mended application rates for ferric sodium EDTA may be considerably lower than iron phosphate (Table 2). Formulated iron phosphate and ferric sodium EDTA molluscicides look very similar, so it is important to check the label to be certain the product is applied correctly. Still, be aware that these new products, as well as the others, ought to be used in a way so that pets and children won’t be

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An important checklist for things to do when close one passes Continued from Page 15

through their files, also look for: a trust; insurance policies; bank, credit card, mortgage and loan accounts; safe deposit box key; contact information for lawyer, doctor, accountant or other professional advisors; and passwords to computer and other accounts. Within the first few days, start notifying organizations with which the deceased had busi-

ness or financial arrangements. In most cases you'll be required to submit a certified copy of the death certificate, so be sure to order ample copies. You'll need to contact: • Current or former employers for information about possible final wages, accrued vacation, retirement, life insurance or other death benefits. • Social Security Administration. If they

were receiving Social Security benefits, you'll need to stop payment right away. Funeral homes often do this, but be sure to ask. • Once you've notified Social Security, they will contact Medicare to cancel benefits. However, if they were enrolled in a Medicare Prescription or Advantage Plan or had a Medigap policy, contact each to cancel coverage. • Veteran's Administra-

tion. Veterans, their immediate family members and certain others may be entitled to burial at a national cemetery. • Forward their mail to a secure address so you don't miss important correspondence. • Cancel their driver's license to avoid identity fraud. • Banks, credit unions, credit card issuers and other lenders to close accounts – or if you are a

surviving spouse, to convert accounts to your name only. • If they had a safe deposit box and you don't have the key, ask what documentation you need to gain access. • Insurance companies, to cancel auto and homeowner's policies; however, consider keeping them activated until assets are sold, in case of theft or damage. • Close email accounts.

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Everything MUST Rent!

BVS, 3+3 + huge shop. New carpet, paint, great location. $1,750 long term lease. Owner 310-903-3663

2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Houses Available Now Through-out Tehachapi

Apartments

FREE RENTAL LIST available. 4 Seasons Realty. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT EHO 4 Seasons Realty www.4seasonsrentals.com

Call LRS Realty & Management for Details

Tehachapi Rentals

661-822-9822 www.lrskern.com

Room for Rent In Town Unf., no smoking, cable, w/d access $435 mo. 487-9054

Houses Quality homes for rent. View listings @ bvsproperties.com Call Kathy Carey @ 661-331-1514. Serving Tehachapi for 25 years! $1,000+ Dep., 3 bdrm 2 bath, fplc, garage, fenced yard, 661-557-8301 HOME FOR LEASE In GH 1440 Sq.ft., 3+2, Gas, FP, 2 Car Gar., Cer Tile Kitchen, Fenced, Central Heat & Air, Low Maintenance Yard. $1200, $35 Credit Check. 821-0502 For Appointment. Additional Attached Single Car Garage For $100 month. BVS, 2000 sq.ft., 4+2+2 car gar, on valley floor, 5 stall barn with feed room, separate tack bldg., 60 ft. round pen, fncd. pasture, fresh paint, new crpt., wood flrs., $1,750+$1,750 Sec., avail. 7/1/13, Tom 661-917-1252 BVS 2+1+Loft: W/D, Frdge,Micro/Stove/D/wsher 2 Sheds No Gar. 2 + acres $975/mo + dep. 300-1644 2+1 Downtown, $775 Garage. No Pets. 972-6984 2B 1Ba, garage, W/D/R/S amenities paid, $925 plus deposit. Rent or Lease 428-8644 or 821-7520

220 E. J St $900 Rent $900 Deposit 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath W/D Hookups, Large Lot, Section 8 Ok (661)863-0000

Everything MUST Rent! Golden Hills. Beautiful 2 Bd apts with washer/dryer hook-ups. Some garages. Grass not gravel, Flowers not weeds, owner maintained not property mgrs. Good neighbors. Water and trash paid. call Laura 661-822-8856

405 Pauley St. $800 Rent Cute 2+1 Laundry facili$800 Deposit 3 Bedrooms 1 ties, W/T paid. Newly For Rent or Sale, 2.8 ac, Bath W/D Hookups, Garage, refurbished. 661-472-9394 horse prop, 2 bedroom + 1.5 Section 8 ok 661-863-0000 bath, w/ loft, in Sand Canyon. Call 661-750-9070 Town, 411 Ash, 3+1, new 2 bdrm 1 1/2 bath, garage wood floors, fplc. garage, & yard, small pet ok, $825, 3+1 Front House in Town, fenced yd, $975, 822-3958 newer building, updated, bonus rm, lrg. kit. & din. rm call 661-821-0518 Private yard, gar., laund. rm. Subscribe to the Tehachapi incl. gardener & water, News. Call 822-6828 $1,100 + dep. 818-429-5954

Apartments

3 bdrm 2 bath, nat gas, newer home in Golden Hills. $875. call 661-822-8340 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, enclosed yard, close to town & schools, pets ok, $1050 + $1500 dep. Add’l for pets. 818-434-6832 3+2, GH, attached garage, a/c, nat. gas, trash p/u & yd. wk. incl. No smoking. Avail. July 1st. $975/mo. + dep. 661-822-5490 In town, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fenced yard, $1,100 + deposit. Call Karen @ 632-6574 GH 3+2 + 2 car attached gar, new paint, carpet, tile, lg yard, nat gas, cent. heat/AC, fireplace, RV parking, lots storage, $1350 month 661-972-5733

GH. 1+1 W/FP & lrg. closet; coin op lndry. $475 sec, $475mo. water/trash pd. Ref. req. 823-9938 The Classified Marketplace. Your Advertising Source. 2+1 GH, W/D hookup, A/C, backyard, well maintained. avail. now. $695/mo. No pets, no smoke. 822-3540 GH 2+1, utility room w/ W/D hookups, A/C, stove, refrig., dishwasher, balcony, garage +1 parking space, pd water & trash, $650/mo + dep. 661-752-5720

GH 2 + 1 1 car gar. W/D Hookups $650 + $650 sec. 20241 Park Dr. 750-3160 2 + 1 GH, Upstairs, $500 dep $575/mo. Ready now. Coin op laun. 661-345-0307 2 BDRM 1 BATH in the City, $600+$600 Dep. 661-972-2876 or 823-0237 The Village at Tehachapi 2 bd apt. $611. 3 bd apt. $706. Energy efficient, walk-in closets, central heat/air, playground, & more. 2 weeks FREE RENT. Call Natasha at 661-822-0900

TIME SAVING OPPORTUNITY

In Town, 3+2, central heat & AC, 2 car gar, timed sprnklrs, 1/2 water bill, gardner incl, no smoking, no pets, $1250/mo + dep 822-4733 or 330-3956

WGH 3+2, Home with view, 2 car gar, RV pad, avail. 6/1, $1,400/mo., contact Susan 661-400-9705 In Town- Spanish style home, 3bd+2.5ba+Family room, 1556 sq. ft., fenced yard, $1300mo+$1600dep., SM pet OK w/$200dep by App. 805-479-9500/Agent

Commercial Rentals

Apartments

2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Through-out Tehachapi some with W/D hook ups and some with garages Starting at $595. Call LRS Realty & Management for Details

661-822-9822 www.lrskern.com

FREE LOST & FOUND ADS. CALL 822-6828 FREE RENTAL LIST available. 4 Seasons Realty. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT EHO 4 Seasons Realty www.4seasonsrentals.com

Old Town area with Valley Blvd exposure. 3520 square for retail sales or office space, ample parking, restrooms. Grss lease from 62 cents per square foot. All or part available. Contact CRS Realty at 661-822-6844 or Tom at Tehachapi Tax Service 661-822-7536 20300 #D Valley Blvd. (Corner of Santa Lucia) Professional building-office space approx 1000 sq ft. $800 mo. 4 Seasons Realty 822-RENT. EOH 2 prime office spaces for rent. Hwy. 202 frontage. 1230 sq. ft. & 1670 sq. ft. One ready to move in. Call 661-333-1597 600 sq. ft. office or retail Downtown 661-822-6470

Acreage and Lots

Commercial Rentals Professional Office with reception area, Old Towne $250/month 821-0518 Office Space avail., prime downtown location 200 sq. ft. reasonable rate. 661-619-4594

20 ACRES FREE! Buy 40-Get 60 Acres. $0-Down $198/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS, Beautiful Views. Roads/Surveyed. Near El Paso, Texas. 1-800-843-7537 www.sunsetranches.com (Cal-SCAN)

RENTAL LISTINGS - APARTMENTS IN TOWN 606 Linden Court, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath. New paint, Carpet, Tile Flooring, Stove/Oven and a detached garage. All utilities included. $620 per month + sec. dep.

“Where Quality Counts Everyday”

The Orchard From $695.00 • 1-2-3-BR - Single Story • Furn & Unfurn • Short Stay OK • Pool-Gazebo-BBQ • 6x10 Storage Available • Clean, Quiet & Safe • Park Like Setting • Friendly Staff • Prompt Maintenance • Free Cable TV - 72 Channels

Phone for appointment 661-822-0858

• 1,000 - 11, 000 Sq. Ft. Spaces Available • Negotiable Prices • Great Customer Access & Parking

GOLDEN HILLS 21055 Santa Barbara Dr. # A, ONE MONTH FREE RENT, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Newly renovated, nice landscaped front common area, Washer/ Dryer hook ups. $625.00

Owner can finance or carry second

(661) 822-1228 • ritec@earthlink.net

CA DRE #01271654

20041 Valley Blvd., Ste. 1 | 661.822.5251

“Your Access To The American Dream”

(661) 822-8989

INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY! Legacy Vineyard’s unique Triassic and granitic soil mix grew award winning wine in 2010. Our PRIMORDIAL blend of 68% Zinfandel, 18% Syrah and 14% Viognier won a silver medal at the 2013 Los Angeles International Wine Competition. Copy of certificate available. Future harvests as vines mature promise to be even better. This includes 14.45 acres of land, 7 acres of vines, 3,357 sqft Chateau-style house, 1380 sqft tasting room with equal size cellar. Totally fenced with excellent water well. Wines, furnishings and vineyard equipment negotiable. The property is for sale to a quick cash buyer for $899,000.

Terri Juergens DRE #00841071

Visit our website at http://www.4seasonsrentals.com

TEHACHAPI’S FINEST APARTMENTS

BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS 28561 Deer Trail, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath fully furnished home, all appliances included. 2 Car garage, secluded location. $1,100.00 per month + sec. dep.

Ask about our Move-in Incentives

OPEN SATURDAY ‘TIL 1PM

661-822-8601 or 823-4429

Asking $169k or best offer

SS, 1+1 1/2 bath Condo, 2 story + extra loft, fireplace, fridge..............$575 BV, 3+2 on golf course, high ceilings, new pellet stove, 1730 sqft.....$1100 GH, 3+2 Pergo flooring, 1200 sqft, large fenced bkyrd..........................$950 TOWN, 4+2, family room, formal dining room, 1515 sqft...............$1300 COUNTRY, 3+2, 1 acre, fireplace, AC, open floor plan...................$1550 *WE HAVE COMMERCIAL OFFICES AVAILABLE

HOUSING OPPORTUNITY 822-RENT EQUALCORNER OF MILL & F

Safe • Quite • Complex • Coin-Op Laundry On Site

315 Pauley Street, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath home. Hardwood Floors. $750.00 per month + sec. dep.

HOMES

TIRED OF DEALING WITH YOUR RENTAL? 4 SEASONS REALTY, A PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., IS IN NEED OF MORE HOUSES TO RENT. WE DO ALL THE WORK WHILE YOU RELAX. CALL 822-3968.

22709 Woodford/Tehachapi Rd. 2BD/1BA Fully Furnished Duplex $995 + dep, Utilities Inc. 2BD/1BA Duplex $675+dep

IN TOWN 222 West D Street, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath home. Older charm, Hardwood Floors, Laundry room, $650.00 per month + Sec. dep. NO PETS

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FREE RENTAL LIST AVAILABLE OUTSIDE AFTER HOURS

GH, 2+1, open and spacious, w/d hookups, garage......................$640 GH, 1+1, fireplace, fridge, stove, large walk-in closet.....................$475 TOWN, 2+1, New paint & carpet, tile, garage........................$550 TOWN, 2+1, large closets, lots of kitchen cabinets, bkyard pets okay..$595 GH, 2+1, fireplace, w/d hookups, garage.................................................$650

20401 Brian Way, One bedroom, One bath $450.00 per month. Ask for Dave 823-1529

RENTAL LISTINGS - HOMES

30740 Fox Ridge Ct., 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home. Oven/Stove, dishwasher, microwave, 2 Car garage. $1,100.00 per month + sec. dep.

The hard part has already been done. Permits, grading, retaining walls, perimeter foundation, garage slab, water, electric, tel, Septic System (in progress). Plenty of opportunity to modify details to suit you. Almost 3000sf under roof; Plans feature 4bdrm/4 bath, media room or your own wine cellar with walk out basement. Incredible Valley Views on big 1.7acre lot, Right on Stallion Springs horse trail system, flat with plenty room for horses.

Mission Villa Apartments

661-303-6868

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GRANDEUR! Outrageously amazing 4BR/ 3.5BA, apprx. 4,677 sq.ft. home (!) situated on 6 acres of pines with remodeled kitchen , updated cabinetry. Extended trex decking, movie theatre with heating & cooling system, blu-ray with surround sound & recliner seating. Spacious master suite with Huge walk in closet with built-ins, three stoves, RV parking &SO much more! $519,000 #9966362

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LOCATION, LOCATION! Great home, 4BR/ 2BA, apprx. 1,936 sq.ft., near the golf course! Super large family rm and master with wonderful master bath. Fireplace in LR, wood floors throughout & circular drive. No garage but PLENTY of room in back for one. On Sewer System & Natural Gas! $198,500 #9966419

661.206.6359

Rick Warren

“Rick always had time for us. He also took hours upon hours to show us homes. He is extremely polite and will give as much time as you need. He just does his job well and in a professional manner. I would use Rick again with no hesitation.” ~Mr. & Mrs. L.

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March thru May 2006 2013 SAVINGS Average Home Price $337,623 $204,531 $133,092 (39%) Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $192 $108 $84 (46%) Avg. Loan Interest Rate 6.48% 3.52% 2.96% (46%) Avg. Monthly Loan Payment $2,130 $921 $1,209 (55%) CASH BUYERS SAVE 44% – FINANCING BUYERS SAVE 55%

Buy NOW while prices and interest rates are low!

CUTE HOME 3BR/2BA home with a great floor plan, apprx ,1299 sq.ft., vaulted ceilings in the living area, Tiled countertops and Large yard that slopes downward but is quite usable space. This is a ‘Short Sale’ property, so please call our office for more details and for showings. Only: $119,000 #9966211

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AMAZING HOME!! 5BR/3BA, apprx 3,479 sq.ft with travertine tile, granite, formal dining, indoor laundry, stainless appliances, terraced yard, patio, fire pit area, RV parking and room for a front gazebo/patio + sep. oversized detached garage with workshop. $379,000 #9966618

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WONDERFUL VIEW HOME! 5 BR/2.5BA in apprx.2,314 SF on 1.02 acres of horse property. 2 Fireplaces, 2 living areas, office w/lots of built-in cabinets. Sunroom w/ sauna, 2 beautiful decorator ceiling fans, lots of windows for light & fabulous views of Cub Lake Great valley floor location with views, & privacy! Now: $329,900 #9966386

BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 2,231 sq.ft. home, private, secluded horse property with new paint, carpet and appliances. Bright open floorplan with lots of windows, Great Rm with fireplace, kitchen with granite tile, two pantries, stainless appliances, indoor laundry with sink, formal dining room, private covered patio with ceiling fan. Awesome rock formations and stunning oaks. $365,000 #9966620

Note well: This ad is not a offer of mortgage financing nor is it an offer of any particular property. It’s intent is to provide a comparison of the magnitude in the difference in the general cost of buying a home now as compared to five years ago, when prices and mortgage interest rates were higher than they are today. 1. Source: Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. This information is deemed to be reliable, but has not been verified and is not guaranteed. 2. FreddieMac 30-year Fixed Rate Mortgages Report. 3. The loan payments shown are principal and interest only on a 30-year fixed rate loan with no down payment. With insurance, property taxes, and mortgage insurance the total monthly payment would be about one-third higher.

GREATNESS! You’ll love this home on a large, all level lot, apprx. 1,743 sq.ft, many upgrades, and a bonus room! 3 bedroom 2 bath, newer carpet, flooring, paint, kitchen, and RV Parking. Lovely trees, too! $137,900 #9965611

BEAUTIFUL CORNER HOME large lot, .68 of an acre, 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,916 sq.ft, Amazing Open floor plan with large rooms, Granite counters in kitchen and bath, all landscaped front and back, nicely-designed fencing & Rv Parking. Move in ready. Make appt. to see today. So nice. $310,000 9966330

RUSTIC COUNTRY 3BR/1.75BA Melton home with family room addition featuring greenhouse window & skylights. Two Patios. Vaulted ceilings & fireplace with gas starter in living room; bay window in dining room; attic and ceiling fans. Located close to Golden Hills Elementary school. $192,500 #9966445

GREAT LOCATION! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,214 sq.ft. home with fabulous views & privacy. 1 bedroom upstairs, 2 down. Large bathroom downstairs w/double sinks, separate shower & tub. All rooms are very spacious. Lots of storage. All bedrooms have doors leading to balcony & views. Wood-burning fireplace in living room. Come See! $199,900 #9966559

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STUNNING CUSTOM HOME in a wonderful location and a beautiful setting offering 3BR/ 2.5BA, apprx. 2,350 sq.ft. with open split wing floor plan, vaulted ceilings, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and fireplace. Two person jetted tub in master bath, oversized shower, custom tile flooring, skylights & so much more. Gorgeous! $399,900 #9966436

MOUNTAIN TOP JEWEL! This 3BR/ 1.75BA, apprx. 1,998 sq.ft.home is a Dream! Meticulously maintained, with Great Rm, living, dining and kitchen with a separate formal dining area. Built-in window seats, buffet & hall cabinets. Small vineyard, rock formations, park like grounds and awesome views! $285,000 #9966381

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COZY 3BR/2BA Condo, apprx. 980 sq.ft. within City Limits, near shopping and restaurants. Attached 1 car garage and washer/dryer hookup in garage. Tile counter tops and tub surrounds, white painted cabinets. Some TLC. Hurry! $62,500 #9966718

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SOLD IN 6 DAYS! 3BR/1.75BA, apprx. 1,014 sq.ft. home featuring upgraded granite kitchen counters, newer windows, fireplace in living room, completely fenced, planter bench in back yard, workspace area & bath in the garage. Very pretty home close to shopping and conveniences. $109,900 #9966580 CALL US TO SEE OTHER WONDERFUL TEHACHAPI CITY PROPERTIES!

OUTRAGEOUSLY NICE! Beautiful ranch property secluded with oaks, 3BR/3BA apprx 3,546 sq.ft., two Living Areas, two fire places; one wood the other a sealed gas unit, granite counters in the kitchen beautiful views from the kitchen window of Cummings Valley. Has a large metal work shop with roll up doors, all on 20 acres! $650,000 #9966721

EXQUISITE COUNTRY ESTATE + GUEST HOUSE! Spacious main house is apprx. 2,400 sq ft, with a gorgeous Cook’s Ktchen, spacious pantry, LG great room w/FP & lovely master suite. Awesome 3-car garage & Wonderful covered entertainment patio. Guest house is apprx. 1,200 sq.ft. with LR, kitchen, dining area, large BR & Bath. Gorgeous! $469,000 #9966584

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PRIME LOCATION! Fabulous 3BR/3BA, home on 2.81 acres with many oak trees. wonderfully upgraded, LG country kitchen, custom built-in cabinetry & granite countertops. Extremely comfortable Master BR, LR and guest room. Huge detached metal RV/workshop with power. Enjoy the cherries, nectarines, pears & peaches, too!. Horses okay! $488,400 #9965328 COME SEE!

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PURE SERENITY! Relax and thoroughly enjoy this wonderful 3BR/1.75BA, apprx 1,700 sq.ft. home. Two-story view home framed by a white picket fence with trellis and surrounded by 5 acres of oaks at the end of a cul-de-sac in picturesque Hart Flat. $202,500 #9966034

RELAX & ENJOY 2BR/1.75BA home set among the oaks!. Apprx. 1,473 sq.ft. Large kitchen, great rock fireplace across one wall in living room, 2 separate loft areas, 2 car garage. With a little work this will make a great home for you! Just $132,900. #9966583

COMMERCIAL LOT for sale! Discover the many permitted uses, including some residential uses. Apprx. .33 of an acre. Great location in the heart of Stallion Springs! Call for details! $49,000 #9966695

MUST SEE! 3BR/2BA , apprx. 1,953 sq.ft. home, very well-maintained with loads of amenities including granite counters in kitch. & bath., built-in stainless steel kitchen appl., pantry, stacked stone fireplace, custom cabinetry & slate patio. Circular driveway, storage shed, RV acces and an oversized garage! $379,900 #9965122

EXQUISITE HOME + GUEST HOUSE! Come see this beautifully upgraded, 3BR/3.5BA Grand Home & guest house with fabulous panoramic views of the San Joaquin Valley. 9.86 acres plus 6.30 additional acres of an adjacent parcel. Horses okay!. Apprx. 3,273 square foot main home + 845 sq.ft. guest house. Entertainer’s delight! $589,500 #9966544

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CLASSIC! Here is a Darling 3BR/1BA home in Tehachapi City. Beautiful original hardwood floors, new exterior paint and trim, newer windows, newly updated kitchen with laundry area. Fireplace in living room & separate dining rm. Detached garage has workshop area in rear, fenced yards with room for a garden. $119,500 #9966619

EXTENDED FAMILY OR HOME CARE? 4BR/ 1.75, apprx. 1,945 sq. ft. home with family room, rec room, indoor utility room and walk-in pantry. Large open kitchen, fireplace in living rm, handicap accessible with ramps and rails. Tuff Shed storage/workshop in back yard with plants & pond. Formerly licensed adult care facility. Hurry! $148,500 #9966576

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DOWNTOWN DELIGHT! Cute 2003 home on large lot in Tehachapi City. 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,680 sq.ft. Nice fenced front yard. Near shopping and restaurants and makes for convenient commute. Don’t miss-out. Call to see this home today! $155,000 #9966529

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808 Kelton Tehachapi: CONVENIENCE AND GENEROUS SPACE 4 + 2 close to downtown, large open floor plan, nice size bedrooms, tile throughout. Rent $900 a month. Sec Deposit $900 1329 Scarlet Oak Dr. GREAT CITY NEIGHBORHOOD Near perfect home in the desirable Heritage Oaks. This three bedroom home has a nice split wing floor plan with nice open kitchen. There is a fourth room that works great for an office or den. The great room is perfect for entertaining & relaxing. Nice landscaped front and rear yard, This home is a must see. Sorry no pets. $1425 a month + $2000 sec. deposit

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21001 Country Club: GREAT GOLDEN HILLS WEST LOCATION 3BR/2BA, apprx. 2100 sqft. This home offers a large open kitchen with formal living and dining room. Large family room for gatherings. Gardening included. $1100 a month. Sec. deposit $1100

CAPITAL HILLS COMMERCIAL Approx. 14 lots available near the site of the new Tehachapi Hospital viewable from the Hwy 58 & offering easy fwy accessibility. Acreage rangesfrom 0.46 to 6.76 acres. Prices range from: $151,600-$957,000

1400 Cimarron Ct.: NICE HOME CLOSE TO TOWN. This is like a town home with living area down stairs and two bedrooms upstairs with bath. Nice one car garage and small back yard. Small pet welcomed with additional deposit. $750 a month. Sec. deposit $750

APARTMENTS

21632 Golden Hills Blvd. Tehachapi CA 93561: Great Golden Hills location. 2+1 with many upgrades throughout. This unit has been completely redone with tile and granite throughout. Great two tone paint with beautiful crown molding. This is a higher end apartment that is a must see. $750 a month and $750 sec. deposit 21410 Golden Hills Blvd: NICE SIZE APARTMENT, 2BR/1BA with indoor laundry. Open and bright kitchen. Generous back yard. $600 a month + $600 Sec. deposit.

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS & OAKS! 3BR/2BA, apprx 2,135 sq.ft., built in 2006 sits on 1.94 acres with spacious great room w/ vaulted ceilings, skylights, surround sound & fireplace. Kitchen opens to great room and has granite counters, center island, skylight and pantry. Exterior composite deck, RV parking & circle driveway. $419,000 #9966111


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