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Arts & Entertainment Upcoming events Events may be subject to cancellation and/or early ticket purchase or reservation; please check referenced website or phone numbers, for updates.

Tickets: Acoustic Eidolon • Tehachapi Guitar and cello duo. Feb. 10, 3 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994.

Live music Sagebrush Cafe • Lancaster Live music first Friday of each month. 42104 50th St. West,

Tom Rigley and the Flambeau • Bakersfield Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or

KC Steakhouse • Bakersfield Jimmy Gaines-pianist: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. 2525 “F” St. 322-9910,


KC Steakhouse • Bakersfield Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Featuring: Jimmy Gaines-pianist; Mike Hall-guitarist; Bobby O-drummer and vocalist, Glenda Robles. 2525 “F” St. 322-9910,

Blue Mustard, seasoned musicians that work together with ease, will once again be performing their own brand of blues on January 18, at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. at Robinson. Band members from left are Steve Hall; guitar, Roy Hernandez; harmonica and vocals, Bruce Millburn; drums and percussion, Jerry Mulkins; guitar and vocals, and Gordon Hilton; bass. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.

Shotgun Granny • Tehachapi Jan. 5, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Modern Dance Country Band, Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

Cody Bryant • Bakersfield Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets:

No Strings Attached • Tehachapi Jan. 12, Jan. 5, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Blues and Classic Rock. Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

Josh Abbott Band • Bakersfield Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets:

Killer Bees • Tehachapi Jan.19, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Classic Rock. Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

Randy Rogers Band • Bakersfield Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets:

Perfect Strangers • Tehachapi Jan. 26, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Classic Rock and Old School Funk. Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

Classics Rule • Ridgecrest Jan. 25 26, 7:30 p.m. Chamber concert, Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900,

Pat Strong Trio +1 • Tehachapi Country music, every Tuesday and Jan. 26, during dinner hours.Apple Shed, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333.

Monty Byrom-The Buckaroos • Bakersfield Jan. 25 and 26, 7:30 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets:

Ladies Night & D.J. • Tehachapi 7-10 p.m., every Wednesday, Tehachapi Mountain Pub & Brewery, 20717 South Street, 822-0788.

Thomas Rhett • Bakersfield Jan. 31, 7 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets:

Debbie & Guy Martin • Tehachapi soft rock 70s & 80s, every Thursday, during dinner hours. Apple Shed, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333. Craig Shaw • Tehachapi Folk music, during the dinner hours, Sunday, Jan. 13 and 27. Apple Shed, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333.

Jackson Browne • Bakersfield Jan. 31, 8 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: Jann Klose • Tehachapi Feb. 1, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994.

Styx • Bakersfield Feb. 4, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: Verdi & Wagner: 200th Birthday Celebration • Bakersfield Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or Buddy Alan Owens-The Buckaroos • Bakersfield Feb. 8 and 9, 7:30 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd.

Boyz II Men • Lancaster Feb.14, 8 p.m. Lancaster Performing Arts, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: Hurley • Tehachapi Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994. Ridgecrest Brass Ensemble • Ridgecrest Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Chamber Concert, Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-3756900, Reckless Kelly • Bakersfield Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets: Kray Van Kirk • Tehachapi Mar. 9, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. See UPCOMING/Page 5

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Geezers • Tehachapi Folk music, during the dinner hours, Jan. 11, Apple Shed, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333. Art Larson • Tehachapi Clarinet, during the dinner hours, Jan. 12, Apple Shed, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333.

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Concerts Blue Mustard • Tehachapi Jan. 18, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994.

Clint Black • Bakersfield Feb. 2, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets:

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Gandy Dancers square dance club offers lessons for beginners BY SHARON GUINN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Like many others you may be thinking that you want to begin the year 2013 by resolving to make fitness a part of your life. If you have tried before to get in more exercise you may have found that you quickly became bored with a stationary bike or the rowing machine and treadmill at home or at your local gym. That’s what happened to Evelyn, but when a friend coaxed her to go along with her for an evening of free square dance lessons, she realized that exercise doesn’t have to be a chore. It’s true! Whether your whirling across the floor to a Beatles song or doing do-si-dos to the to the commands of a square dance caller, you’re getting exercise and probably having fun, too.

From burning calories to socializing with friends, dancing offers these benefits: Calories — Dancing can burn as many calories as walking, swimming or riding a bike, as many as 200-400 in a half hour. Cardio — Regular exercise provides cardiovascular conditioning that can lead to a slower heart rate, lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol. Strong bones — helping to prevent osteoporosis, falls and fractures. Rehabilitation — If you’re recovering from heart or orthopedic surgery dancing is a positive adjunct to your physical therapy. Sociability — Square dancing is often thought of as “friendship set to music.” You could even live ten years longer! PHOTOS COURTESY OF GANDY DANCERS

Square dancing is fun and great exercise. The Gandy Dancers square dance club offers lessons for beginners starting Jan. 9 in Downtown Tehachapi.

A surprising new study shows that square dancing is the perfect exercise. It combines all the positive aspects of intense physical activity with none of the negative elements. This study was based on physical examinations which indicated that both female and male square dancers could expect to live well into their 90s. The square dance movements raise the heart rate like any good aerobic exercise should. All the quick changes of direction loosen and tone up the muscles — but not so severely as to cause injury. In square dancing, when you’re not moving, you’re clapping hands or tapping feet, which all contributes to long term fitness.

Patrick Ball at Beekay Jan. 5 and 6

Considered one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world, Patrick Ball will return to Tehachapi Jan. 5 and 6 in “O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music,” a oneman show presented by Fiddlers Crossing at the Beekay Theatre. Written by Ball and Peter Glazer, the play brings to the stage the legendary life, turbulent times and captivating music of Ireland’s most celebrated artist. Ireland in the 17th and 18th centuries was a troubled, tumultuous place. The old Gaelic order had been shattered by the English invaders, and the poets, the bards and the harp players were set out to walk the roads from place to place in search of shelter and patronage. Yet this dark period of Irish history produced, in Turlough O’Carolan, a Celtic harper and composer of such brilliance, grace and character that he is to this day regarded as the country’s greatest and most

beloved musician. In “O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music,” Ball tells the blind harper’s story through the character of poet and fellow harper, Charles MacCabe, O’Carolan’s life-long friend and traveling companion. Through MacCabe’s eyes and 14 of Carolan’s tunes played on the rare wirestrung harp, we are drawn into this storm-tossed chapter of Irish history. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St., Tehachapi. Tickets may be purchased at Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St., at the Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd., or with a credit card by calling 823-9994. Tickets Tickets are $25. Doors open one-half hour before the performance. For lastminute ticket availability on the day of the performance, call 823-9994.

Classes are held beginning Jan. 9 on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:15 p.m. at the Tehachapi Community Church, 100 E. “E” St. Your first class is free, then a donation of $6 per person is asked for those over 18 years of age. Teenagers 12-18 are free all the time. Registration will be open for three weeks). Caller Rod Shuping will instruct the classes and members will be there to dance with you so you will have fun as you are learning. So, if you are a couple or a single and between the ages of 12 and 90, come on out and give it a try. For more information call Linda at 821-0493 or Sharon at 821-3455.

Would you like to be on our cover? The Weekender is seeking subjects for upcoming covers. If you or your group are involved in one of the topics covered by The Weekender — Arts & Entertainment, Sports & Recreation, Health & Fitness or Home & Garden — and have an open to the public event or activity coming up, you are a candidate to be featured on our cover. Our cov-

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Upcoming events Continued from page 3

p.m. Jan. 4, Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994.

DJ Diablo & Karaoke • Tehachapi 8 p.m. Jan. 9, Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

Karl Orff: Carmina Burana • Bakersfield Karl Orff, Mar. 9, 8 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or

DJ Diablo & Karaoke • Tehachapi 8 p.m. Jan. 11, Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd. DJ Diablo & Karaoke • Tehachapi 8 p.m. Jan. 16, Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

New Directions Veterans Choir • Bakersfield Mar. 10, 3 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets:

DJ Diablo & Karaoke • Tehachapi 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

Casey James • Bakersfield March 14, 7 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets: The Original Coasters, The Original Drifters and the Platters • Bakersfield Mar. 17, 3 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: We Friends • Ridgecrest March 22 23, 7:30 p.m. Chamber Concert, Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900, Jeff Dunham-Disorderly Conduct • Bakersfield Mar. 23, 5 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Dave Stamey • Tehachapi Mar. 24, 3 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994.

Claude Bourbon • Tehachapi Mar. 29, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994. Dana Hubbard • Tehachapi April 6, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994. Harmonia Alert! • Bakersfield April 13, 8 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or

ersfield April 14, 3 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Brian Regan • Bakersfield April 14, 7 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: Bruce Molsky • Tehachapi April 19, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994.


Merle Haggard • Bakersfield April 13, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets:

Domingo’s Mexican & Seafood Restuarant • Tehachapi 7-11 p.m., every Wednesday, 20416 Highway 202, 822-7611.

Jim Willer in “Feelin’ Groovy” • Bak-

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DJ Diablo & Karaoke • Tehachapi 8 p.m. Jan. 23, Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd. DJ Diablo & Karaoke • Tehachapi 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd. DJ Diablo & Karaoke • Tehachapi 8 p.m. Jan. 30, Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

Performances Hair Spray • Lancaster Jan. 4 through Feb. 3, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Matinee, Sunday 2 p.m. It’s Only Tuesday Production-Arbor Community Theatre, 858 W. Jackman. 726-9355, Patrick Ball • Tehachapi Irish harpist and storyteller, 7 p.m. on Jan. 5 or 3 p.m. on Jan. 6, Beekay Theatre, 110 S. See MORE UPCOMING/Page 6


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More upcoming events Continued from page 5

Green St. Tickets: available at The Apple Shed and Mountain Music. Info at

Menopause The Musical • Bakersfield Mar. 1, 8 p.m., Mar. 2, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets:

Beginning Oil Painting • Bakersfield Fridays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 399-3707 Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St.

FLICS: Le Harve • Bakersfield Jan. 11, 2:30 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets:

FLICS: Marwencol • Bakersfield Mar. 8, 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets:

DRUMLine Live • Lancaster Jan. 12, 8 p.m. and Jan. 13, 3 p.m. Lancaster Performing Arts, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets:

Shrek: The Musical • Bakersfield Mar. 11, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets:

Composition • Bakersfield (all mediums). Mondays, 2 - 5 pm. 333-4488 Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 1817 Eye. St.

Hell and Mr. Fudge Film Screening • Bakersfield Jan. 19, 7 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets:

Tenants • Tehachapi March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30. 7:30 p.m. Matinees: March 24, 31, 2 p.m. Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St. Tickets:

The Tempest • Lancaster Jan. 20, 2 p.m., Lancaster Performing Arts (Black Box), 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets:

Sinbad • Bakersfield Mar. 16, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets:

Fun with Watercolor-Pen & Ink • Bakersfield Every Wednesday 9:30a.m. 12:30 p.m. 872-2332 Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St.,

The Imaginators • Bakersfield Mar. 16, noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Mar. 17, noon and 2 p.m. Dore Arena Theatre, Cal State Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy. 6543093,

Framing Clinic • Bakersfield Every Wednesday, 1 - 4 p.m. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 205-3488,

Hooray for Hollywood • Bakersfield Mar. 22 - May 4, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m.Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or

Polymer Clay classes • Bakersfield Classes for children and adults. Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 30, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Bakersfield Art Association. 1817 Eye St. 366-3485,

FLICS-Aftershock • Bakersfield Mar. 22, 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets:

Friday Art Walk • Tehachapi Jan. 4, Downtown Tehachapi, 5 to 8 p.m., shops, galleries, museums and other venues open, live music, refreshments, free.

Nunset Blvd • Lancaster Jan. 20, 3 p.m., Lancaster Performing Arts (Main Stage), 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: Almost Maine • Tehachapi Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, Feb. 1, 2, 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 2 p.m. Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St. Tickets: The Other F Word • Bakersfield Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 2001 H St. Tickets: The Good, The Bad and The Funny • Bakersfield Jan. 25 - Mar. 16, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m.Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or Christopher Titus: Scarred for Life • Bakersfield Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: The Laramie Project • Lancaster Feb. 8 and 10; 7 p.m.; Feb. 10 2 p.m. Feb. 1517 7 p.m., Matinee Feb. 17, 2 p.m. It’s Only Tuesday Production-Arbor Community Theatre, 858 W. Jackman. 7269355, FLICS: Sidewalls• Bakersfield Feb.8, 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets:

West Side Story • Bakersfield April 4, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets:

Activities Very beginning acrylic painting • Bakersfield Saturdays, 1 - 4 p.m. (no classes Jan. 12 and 19. Bakersfield Art Association, 1817 Eye St. 205-3488, Beginning drawing and watercolor for highschool students and adults • Bakersfield First and Third Mondays, 6 - 8 p.m. 330-2676, Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St.,

The Art Laboe Super Love Jam • Bakersfield Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: 800745-3000,, Bakersfield area Walmart locations.

Animation class • Lancaster Fridays, Jan. 4 - 25,Fridays, Feb. 1 - March 22, 6 7:30 Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Open Studio • Lancaster Explore new mediums. Saturdays, Jan. 5 -26, 1 - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 2 -23, 1 - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, March 2- 23, 1 - 5 p.m. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Potter’s wheel • Lancaster Saturdays, Jan. 5 -26, 3 - 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays Feb. 2 - 23, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 2 - 23, 3 - 4:30 p.m. D’s Ceramics, Lancaster Market Place 2330 Mall Loop Dr. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Floral design • Lancaster Mondays, Jan. 7 -28, 6:60 - 8:30 p.m. AV Florist, 1302 W. Avenue J. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation.

“A Really Big Show” • Lancaster Feb. 9, 7 p.m. It’s Only Tuesday ProductionArbor Community Theatre, 858 W. Jackman. 726-9355,

Beginning drawing VII• Bakersfield Jan. 8, 15, 22 and Feb. 5, 13, 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 760-376-6604,

Bill Cosby • Bakersfield Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets:

Watercolor Painter’s • Bakersfield Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and Feb. 5, 12 and 19, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 760-3766604,

FLICS: Shun Li and the Poet • Bakersfield Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: Taming of the Shrew • Bakersfield Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 8 p.m.; Matinee; Mar. 2-3, 2 p.m. Dore Arena Theatre, Cal State Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy. 654-3093,

Pencil lovers group • Bakersfield Second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. - noon. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 760-3766604,

“Nunset Blvd,” Jan. 20, 3 p.m., at the Lancaster Performing Arts (Main Stage), 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit online at

Beyond point & shoot photography • Lancaster Beginner classes: Wednesdays, Jan. 9 - Feb. 13, Wednesdays, Feb. 20 - March 22; 6 - 7:30 p.m. Advanced: Wednesdays, Jan.9 - Feb. 13, Wednesdays, Feb. 20 - March 22, 7:30 - 9 p.m.

The Desert Artists' League will hold its regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the USO Building, 230 W. Ridgecrest Blvd., Ridgecrest. There will be a demonstration by Robert Jornales, portrait artist extraordinaire. Jornales is a local artist who has been a member of the Desert Artists’ League for many years, and specializes in portraits. You can watch, or join in. If you wish to join in, bring your supplies, e.g. large pad, board, charcoal, eraser, and an easel if you intend to stand while drawing. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, please contact Donnie at 760-375-7243. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Beginning Drawing II • Bakersfield Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31, Thursdays, 1- 4 p.m. 760-376-6604. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., Fundamentals of acrylic painting • Lancaster Sundays, Jan. 13 - Feb. 24 and Sundays, Mar. 3 - April 7; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, Introduction to classical drawing • Lancaster Saturdays, Jan. 13 - March 24, 2 - 5 p.m. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Making Art • Bakersfield Six week adult workshop, Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through March 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R St. Call 323- 7219 for sign-up. Family photography course • Lancaster Tuesdays, Jan. 15 - Feb. 5, 7 8:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Feb. 12 - March 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, March 12 April 2, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 7236077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Experimental Watercolor Studio • Bakersfield ‘Challenge of the Month’ Jan. 21, 9 a.m. to noon. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St. 348-4717, Learn basic Japanese • Lancaster Beginners: Wednesdays, Jan. 23 through Feb. 27, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Advanced: Wednesdays, March 6 through April 10. Lancaster City Park Game Room, 43063 10th Street West. See MORE UPCOMING/Page 7


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Children’s acting class starts Jan. 9 Tehachapi Community Theatre will hold a Children’s Acting Class directed by Monica Nadon beginning Jan. 9. Students will have a lot of fun while learning the basics of acting for the theatre, which includes stage fundamentals, audition techniques, diaphragmatic breathing, theatre etiquette as well as improv games and more. The fiveweek course will end with the students participating in a small performance. Classes will be held on Wednesdays — Jan. 9, 16, 23, 29, Feb. 6 and 13 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at TCT’s Second Space located at 431 W. “J” St., Tehachapi (next to Spirited Bead). Students must be between the ages of 8 and 18. Registration forms may be downloaded

from the TCT web-site Class fee is $75. Checks may be made payable to TCT and mailed to 431 W. “J” St., Tehachapi, CA 93561. Students must bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. The instructor has a degree in Theatre Arts from CSU Fresno and has studied film acting and improvisation in Hollywood. She has been in two films and has acted in numerous plays for TCT as well as having directed many TCT shows including “Little Women,” “Oliver,” “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “Cinderella” and “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus.” To register your child for the class call Nadon at 661-8864821.


Actors in last summer’s acting class rehearsing for their performance. A new series of classes begins Jan. 9 in Tehachapi.

More upcoming events Continued from page 6

723-6077. Winter Children’s Theatre Workshop • Bakersfield Jan. 28 through Mar. 19, Mon.-Thurs. 4 - 6 p.m. Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 5873377 or

Exhibitions Lois Hinman, feature artist • Tehachapi Jan. 4, 5 to 8 p.m. Gallery ‘n’ Gifts 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd. Nancy Merrick, feature artist • Bakersfield Jan. 4, 6 - 8 p.m. Bakersfield Art Association Center Gallery, 1817 Eye St. 869-2320, Dacey Dia Villarreal, feature artist • Bakersfield Jan. 4, 6 - 8 p.m. Dagny’s Art Gallery, 1600 20th St., 634-0806, Mada Leach - Rock Artist • Ridgecrest Jan. 11, 12, 13, 7:30 p.m. Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900, Guild House Art Gallery • Bakersfield Featured artists through January: Cindy Stiles, Nancy Ely, Phyllis Oliver, Norma Savage and Jeanne Truitt. 1905 18th St. 325-5478, Stars Theatre Art Gallery • Bakersfield Featured artists, January: Iva Dendrick, Norma Eaton, Karen King, Stella Mullins, Richard Geissel, Norma Neil, Linda Osborn and Linda Brown. 1931 Chester Ave. 325-6100. Paintings by John Cosby and William Wray • Bakersfield through March 10; Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 "R" St. Info: or call 661-323-7219. Every third Friday of the month, all

admission is free; every second Sunday of the month, all seniors (65 and older) are free. 80 Years of African American Art • Bakersfield through March 10; Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 "R" St. Info: or call 661-323-7219. Every third Friday of the month, all admission is free; every second Sunday of the month, all seniors (65 and older) are free.

Kern Regional Transit Request for Public Comments on Unmet Transit Needs Persons interested in public transit in the unincorporated areas of Kern County, including routes currently operated by Kern Regional Transit, are invited to submit written comments on possible unmet transit needs. Comments should be submitted no later than January 4, 2013 to: Kern Regional Transit 2700 M Street, Suite 400 Bakersfield, CA 93301-2375

Mequitta Ahuja and Robert Pruittt • Bakersfield Through March 10; Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 "R" St. Info: or call 661-323-7219. Every third Friday of the month, all admission is free; every second Sunday of the month, all seniors (65 and older) are free. Gary Lang - Spring Exhibition • Lancaster March 14, 6 p.m. Lancaster Museum of Art and History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6250, Linda Fillhart • Ridgecrest March 15, 16, 17, 7;30 p.m. Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900,

Events Whiskey Flat Days • Kernville Feb. 15 - 18. 56th annual celebration. Circle Park at Kernville Rd. and Tobias St. 760-376-4578, Whiskey Flat Wild West Daze Rodeo • Kernville Feb. 16- 17, 1 p.m. at McNally Rodeo Arena, Highway 178. 760-3764578, Antelope Valley Home Show • Lancaster Mar. 22 - 24. Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H. Kern River Whitewater Festival • Kernville April 20- 21, begins at 10 a.m. Riverside Park, Kern River Council, 818340-3083,

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Health & Fitness Resolve to eat healthier and save money, too It’s the beginning of the New Year, and resolutions abound for many. Losing weight, exercising more frequently, and eating more healthfully are common goals. What if you could do all of the above and save a few dollars at the same time? This January, consider the following strategies from TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, to create flavorful, nutritious meals that won’t hurt your wallet. Eat In More and Out Less While they require more planning, home-cooked meals are an excellent way to minimize your grocery bill, and they are typically healthier than the options you may find

when dining out. • Double or triple your recipes and freeze leftovers in individual containers to eat throughout the week. • Make at least one meal a week meatless. Choose recipes that utilize beans (canned or dried) and grains, which add a boost of nutrition. Plan Ahead A meal planning chart or simple shopping list for the week are great tools for the budget-minded, health-conscious consumer. Knowing what you already have in the pantry and what you intend to make ahead of time reduces impulse spending, saves time, and improves the nutritional value of your meal. • Take part of one day a week to plan the upcom-

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• Avoid purchasing “convenience” foods, like single-serving snacks, pre-cut fruits and vegetables, and instant rice. Buy a larger-sized container and portion out your own snacks, cut your own produce, and spend a few minutes cooking the rice. These efforts may take a bit of extra time up front but will ultimately save you dollars. • If fresh fruits and vegetables are cost-prohibitive, try the frozen or canned versions made with “100 percent juice” and “low sodium,” respectively. Frozen produce is often flash-frozen at the source, locking in nutrients. Rinse canned vegetables before cooking to further reduce the sodium content.

Including more fresh fruits and vegetables in your meals is a way to eat healthier and save money in the new year. to impulse buying. • Shop alone, to prevent family members’ impulse selections from ending up in the shopping cart. • “Shop the perimeter” of the store, remembering that the least healthy and most overpriced packaged foods are concentrated in the middle aisles. • Look high and low (literally) on store shelves to find generic items from store brands, which are often less expensive than, but identical to, namebrand items, which are

placed at eye level on shelves. • Buying “economy” or “family size” containers is sometimes a better buy – if you truly eat all of the food in the package. If it spoils and has to be thrown away, it may just be a waste of money. Select large packages of meat, poultry, and fish, and place them in separate freezer bags at home for each meal. Non-perishable items like canned food, cereal, soup, and nuts are a good choice.

TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the original weightloss support and wellness education organization. Founded more than 65 years ago, TOPS is the only nonprofit, noncommercial weightloss organization of its kind. TOPS promotes successful weight management with a “Real People. Real Weight Loss.®” philosophy that combines support from others at weekly chapter meetings, healthy eating, regular exercise, and wellness information. TOPS has about 170,000 members – male and female, age seven and older – in nearly 10,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. Membership is affordable at just $28 per year in the U.S. and $32 per year in Canada, plus nominal chapter fees. To find a local chapter, view or call (800) 932-8677.




ing week’s menu. Search “meal planning charts” online for a variety of templates and convenient shopping tools. • Include meals that will “stretch” more expensive food items, like stews, casseroles, and stir-fries. • In addition to reviewing weekly store circulars in advance for sales, check the back of your grocery receipt for additional coupons. Also check online for coupons, simply by searching for the products that you use and visiting the manufacturers’ websites. Shop Smart In addition to shopping at grocery stores, consider local markets, dollar stores, and shopping online, if available in your neighborhood. For the best deals at the market, look for reduced produce or end-of-the-day specials. Many online grocery services offer discounted or free shipping if you spend a minimum amount, and you’ll be more inclined to stick to your list and avoid splurging on unnecessary purchases. Some other suggestions: • Only shop once a week. This makes it easier to avoid unnecessary purchases and encourages you buy only what you need for the weekly menu. • Have a snack before you visit the grocery store. Shopping on an empty stomach can lead

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Ask the Doctor

Certain polyps raise colon cancer risk BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. KING FEATURES

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please help. I have had two colonoscopies with 10 polyps found — half and half, both kinds. I noticed on my medical bill that I am at high risk. I was told that some new medicine might be available soon. I'm very scared. What could help me? — R.H. ANSWER: A polyp is a growth of cells projecting from the lining of a structure. In this case, the structure is the colon. Close to 90 percent of polyps do not become cancers. Fifty percent of the population older than 60 has at least one polyp. Ten percent of polyps are adenomatous polyps, ones with a potential of becoming cancer. I take it that some of your polyps were of this variety, and that's why you are at "high risk." Having those polyps removed eliminates the present cancer risk. Adenomatous polyp size is one factor involved in judging these polyps' threat. Those larger than 2 cm (0.8 inches) have a 40 percent chance of transforming into cancer. The microscopic appearance of these polyps' cells is given the designation of high-grade or lowgrade. High-grade cells also increase the risk of cancer. Actually, you are sitting


pretty. You've had all your polyps removed. The fact that some of yours put you into the category of high risk only means that the doctor will work out for you a schedule for future colonoscopies. Those scope exams will disclose if any new polyps have formed. You are less likely to develop colon cancer than are people who have never had such an exam. I don't know about the medicine you speak of. Cutting back on red and processed meats (hot dogs and other luncheon meats), losing weight, decreasing the fat in your diet, cutting back on alcohol consumption, increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables you eat and increasing dietary fiber are things that diminish the likelihood of colon cancer. I have to be candid. Some authorities say these changes are not as protective as they're made out to be. They are, however, conducive to good general health. The booklet on colon cancer explains this common ailment in greater detail. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 505W, Box 536475,

Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S. with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have had genital herpes for many years. I take a lysine pill every day, which can be bought over the counter at all drugstores. I get an outbreak maybe once or twice a year. Doctors don't know this, I guess, and they prescribe medicine rather than use home remedies. — R.Z. ANSWER: Lysine treatment for herpes infections, including cold sores, is widely known. The fly in the ointment is that, for most, it doesn't work successfully as it has for you. There is some scientific basis for lysine. It's an amino acid, one of the building blocks for proteins. Lysine blocks the action of arginine, another amino acid, necessary for herpes viruses to replicate. That's the theoretical reason for using lysine. DR. DONOHUE regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 2013 North America Synd., Inc., all rights reserved.


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Sports & Recreation Upcoming events Events may be subject to cancellation and/or early sign-ups; please check referenced website for updates.

Cycling Events Rio Bravo Rumble • Bakersfield Sponsored by Glinn & Giordano Physical Therapy, MTB race with options (including biathlon) for teams, individuals and kids. Event is Jan. 19 in Bakersfield; advance registration required for all except the kids' race. Paper registration must be postmarked by Jan. 11; online registration is available. Packets must be picked up between 3 and 6 p.m. on Jan. 18. Proceeds benefit Bike Bakersfield. Details at website: or register at

Cycling Groups Amgen Tour of California • Palmdale May 12, Tehachapi Mountain Trails Association • Tehachapi Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Old Towne Pizza, 20430 Brian Way #5. Info: High Desert Cyclists • Lancaster Every Saturday, 8 a.m. until April 6 and every Sunday, 8 a.m. until April 21. Meet at Ralph’s, 1696 West Avenue L. Information:

Crossfit Crossfit Tehachapi • Bear Valley Springs Gate pass required. For information call Melissa, 858-248-5598 or visit website, Indian Hills Crossfit • Tehachapi 207 E. "H" St., 661-972-8936 or 300-1517 or see website,

Gymnastics Gymnastics for Kids • Lancaster Ages 5 - 12, Saturdays, Jan. 5 -26, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays, Feb, 2 -23, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Ages 3 4. Saturdays. Jan. 5 - 26, 10 - 10:45 a.m. and Saturdays, Feb. 2 - 23, 10 10:45 a.m. 824 W. Avenue L-6. 7236077,

Exercise Jazzercise • Tehachapi Monday through Friday, weekly. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 410 West “D” St. 822-3228, Tai Chi • Tehachapi Mondays 6:30 7:30 p.m. 490 West “D” St. 822-3228, Yoga Class • Tehachapi Jan. 9 5:30 p.m. 490 West “D” St. 822-3228, Zumba • Tehachapi Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m. 126 S. Snyder

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Ave. 822-3228, Senior Adult Exercise Class • Lancaster Cardio and Resistance, every Monday, 9 - 10 a.m. Tone and Stretch, every Tuesday and Thursday, 9 - 10 a.m. Cardio and Weights, every Wednesday, 9 - 10 a.m. 43063 10th Street West (Lancaster City Park, Activity Center)723-6077, Zumba for Kids • Lancaster Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 8 - March. 28, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. International Dance Fitness Academy, 311 E. Avenue K-8. 723-6077, Zumba • Lancaster Tuesday and Thursdays, Jan. 8 - March. 28, 6:30 7:30 p.m. International Dance Fitness Academy, 311 E. Avenue K-8. 7236077, Adult Exercise • California City Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 9:30 a.m. 10350 Heather Ave. 760373-3530 Tai Chi • California City Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:45 a.m. 10350 Heather Ave. 760-373-3530

Runs & Walks Yokuts Park Fun Runs • Bakersfield Sponsored by the Bakersfield Track Club in cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks & Recreation Dept., free. One, two, three or five mile runs starting at 7 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Yokuts Park, off Empire Drive, north of the Truxtun Avenue extension. Info: Fog Run • Bakersfield Saturday, Jan. 12, 24th Annual Victim/Witness Auxiliary 5K/10K, Lake Ming. Registration closes on Jan. 6. Details and registration at Run with the Law • Lancaster July 6, 7 a.m. 3rd annual Child Cancer Research 5K/10K, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H. Information and sign-up: or


The Bakersfield Condors will be on the road for the next week, returning for a home game at Rabobank Arena on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. against the Idaho Steelheads.

Martial Arts Northern Shaolin Kung-Fu • Lancaster Jan. 8 -29, Feb. 5 -26 and Mar. 5 -26. All class times are 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., 44933 Fern Ave. 723-6077, Sword Fighting for Kids • Lancaster Beginners: Jan. 9- 30, Feb. 6 -27 and March 6 -27. Intermediate: Feb. 6 -27 and Mar. 6 -27. 44933 Fern Ave., 7236077, Bully Class • Tehachapi May 18, 5 p.m to 6 p.m. Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, 20418 Brian Way. 8223-0621, TMAC@TehachapiMartialArtsCenter .com. Combat Hapkido Semina • Tehachapi May 18, 9a.m. to 3 p.m. Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, 20418 Brian Way. 8223-0621, TMAC@TehachapiMartialArtsCenter .com.

Spectator Events Monster X Tour • Bakersfield Jan. 18-19, 7:30 p.m., Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave., Tickets: 800-7453000 or Harlem Globetrotters • Bakersfield Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave., Tickets: 800-745-3000 or

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Women’s Self-Defense exercise class • Lancaster Saturdays, Jan. 5 March 23, 9 - 10 a.m. The Academy of Style, 661 W. Lancaster Blvd. 7236077,

Porsche Track Day • Rosamond Offered by Porsche Club of AmericaSan Digo Region. Drive your Porsche at high speeds in a controlled environment. Jan. 5-6, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Willow Springs International Motorsports Park, 3500 75th St. West, 256-6666 or

Youth self-defense • Lancaster Course held Fridays from Jan. 25 March 29. New students ages, 4 -7 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.; new students ages 8 - 18, 5:15 - 5:55 p.m. Yellow belt ages 4 - 18, 6 - 6:40 p.m.; Orange belt, ages 6 - 18, 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 44933 Fern Ave. 723-6077,

Auto Track Day • Rosamond Offered by Speed Ventures, a chance to drive fast in a safe environment. Jan 12, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Willow Springs International Motorsports Park, 3500 75th St. West, 256-6666 or

Motorcycles • Rosamond Offered by Motoyard, a chance to ride at high speeds in a safe environment. Jan 12, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Willow Springs International Motorsports Park, 3500 75th St. West, 256-6666 or Auto Track Day • Rosamond Offered by ALFA Romero Club, a chance to drive fast a controlled environment. Jan. 19-20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Willow Springs International Motorsports Park, 3500 75th St. West, 256-6666 or Auto Track Day • Rosamond Offered by Extreme Speed, a chance to drive fast in a safe environment. Jan. 19-20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Willow Springs International Motorsports Park, 3500 75th St. West, 256-6666 or Porsche Track Day • Rosamond Offered by Porsche Owners Club-Racing Clinic, Jan. 26-27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drive your Porsche at high speeds in a controlled environment. Jan. 5-6, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Willow Springs International Motorsports Park, 3500 75th St. West, 256-6666 or

Hiking and Bike Paths Nelson Range Petroglyph Site • Ridgecrest Jan. 19, 7:30 a.m. at the Ridgecrest Cinema parking lot. Information: 760-375-7967, 760-375-8161,, Kern River Parkway • Bakersfield Feb. 12, 8 a.m. “A Work in Progress” Hodel’s, 5917 Knudsen Dr. Reservations required by Jan. 30. 589-7796. Pat Keyes Trail Hike • Ridgecrest Feb. 23, 7:30 a.m. at the Ridgecrest Cinema parking lot. Information: 760375-7967, 760-375-8161,, TO SUBMIT LISTINGS send by email to: or call 823-6360.


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Ghost Town Relics antique store is Kern River Valley destination Corlew’s Ghost Town Relics Antiques & Collectibles in Bodfish marks its 24th anniversary this month and is an interesting destination. It is the oldest operating all antiques and collectibles store in the Kern River Valley having originally opened in December 1988. “It is hard to believe it has been that long ago”, said business founder J. Paul Corlew. “We originally had just two rooms, today we have expanded to six rooms with thousands of collectibles offered for sale,” he said. The store, located out front of the historic Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish specializes in cowboy, Indian, mining items, artwork, glassware and curios. It also offers for sale, furniture, mid-century items, toys, artifacts, fossils, glassware,

old photos, knives and swords, jewelry, historic documents, books, advertising items, antique bottles and much more. During the off season the shop is open weekends only 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (5 p.m. Saturdays). “Were often out picking from Monday through Friday”, said Corlew. From Memorial Weekend to Labor Day weekend the shop is open seven days a week. Ghost Town Relics is located at 3829 Lake Isabella Blvd in Bodfish. Phone 760-379-5146. It’s about an hour and a half drive from Tehachapi. One way to get there is to head west on Highway 58 to Comanche Dr. on the eastern edge of Bakersfield, then head north on Comanche to Highway 178, then east toward Bodfish.

J. Paul Corlew

Corlew and his son Shawn around 1990 in the original location at the corner of Silver City Ghost Town. Today that is the site of J.& J. Isbell's Jewelry & Gifts and Ghost Town Relics now occupies six rooms in front of Silver City in Bodfish.

Fish & Game

Drifting for waterfowl Q&As from the California Dept. of Fish & Game BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: Is it legal to drift down or anchor a boat in a river to hunt for waterfowl? The river is in the “Balance of the State” zone and is surrounded by unincorporated privately-owned farmland, with the occasional house or barn visible from the water. I know you cannot discharge a firearm within 150 yards of a dwelling or near a public road, and I know that all motors must be out of the water. Would drifting be considered forward motion? (Anonymous) Answer: Drifting is not considered “under power.” What you describe would be legal as long as you access the river from a legal access point, and once you’re hunting, your motion is not due to momentum provided by the motor before it was turned off. You must also take into account the retrieval of

the birds you take. Should you take a bird that lands on private property that you do not have the authority to access, you run the risk of a hunting trespass for retrieval, or waste of game if you do not retrieve it. Also, you need to remember not to discharge a firearm within 150 yards of an occupied dwelling, and these may be difficult to see from the river. Finally, there may be other state or local ordinances and regulations (such as no shooting zones) or other restrictions that may prevent you from hunting the section of water you want to hunt.

Returning female Dungeness crabs Question: I was surprised to discover the current regulations do not say female Dungeness crabs must be thrown back. Has there been a change in the long standing regulation

that required this? Is it now legal to keep the female Dungeness crab, providing all other stipulations are met (size, season, limit, zone)? (Kurt H.) Answer: Yes! Sport fisherman may keep the female Dungeness crab – commercial fishermen must throw them back. Since the females are often much smaller and less meaty than the males and lack the large claws, many fishermen toss them back so they can reproduce more young for future generations. The larger females that meet the minimum size requirements also carry the most eggs and produce the most offspring, so it’s beneficial for the population to let the females go. However, there is no law that compels you to do so.

How to legally display mountain lions? Question: I read where Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law a bill allowing the mounting and display of these animals in Califor-

nia. Does that mean that mountain lions taken in other states can be brought into California for mounting and display? (Peter B., Los Angeles) Answer: No, it is still illegal to import mountain lions. Fish and Game Code section 4800, which was enacted via an initiative measure in 1990, provides that mountain lions are specially protected mammals that cannot be taken or possessed except under limited circumstances related to public safety or protection of property. SB 769, which amended the law in 2011, now allows for the possession of a mountain lion carcass, but only if all of the following requirements are met: 1) The lion was legally taken in California; 2) The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has specifically authorized the possession for the purposes of SB 769; and 3) The carcass is prepared for display, exhibition, or storage, for a bona fide scientific or

educational purpose, at a non-profit museum or government-owned facility generally open to the public or at an educational institution, including a public or private postsecondary institution. Only mountain lions taken for depredation or public safety reasons in accordance with the Fish and Game Code will fall within the SB 769 exception allowing possession of displayed mountain lions.

Yo-yo fishing Question: I know jug fishing, yo-yo fishing and the use of trotlines with 20+ hooks per line are the norm in the South. I am interested in yo-yo fishing in California for catfish and possibly trying a two-jug trotline with 10 to 12 hooks on the line to catch catfish. My question is: In California, are private (noncommercial) fishermen limited to just one line with three hooks max? In reading the regs, it seems that an extra pole endorsement is just that, for an extra pole, not an

extra line. (Mark H., San Bruno) In regard to yo-yo fishing and trotline fishing, here is an article from 2007 Outdoor Life: ticles/fishing/2007/09/t ackle-free-fishing Answer: You must closely attend your lines at all times and you are limited to two lines with a maximum of three hooks on each line with a two-pole stamp. Otherwise, you must use a single line with three hooks maximum when fishing bait, or three lures per line which could each have three hooks. It is illegal to allow lines to simply fish themselves while attached to a float. For a similar previous question and answer, please go to: CARRIE WILSON is a marine biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game. While she cannot personally answer everyone’s questions, she will select a few to answer each week. Please contact her at


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Home & Garden The Kitchen Diva

Is it hot in here? Combat menopause with diet BY ANGELA SHELF MEDEARIS KING FEATURES

As many women know, it can be difficult not to gain weight as you near menopause. The weight gain can be attributed, in part, to the drop in estrogen and the slowdown in metabolism that is brought on by menopause. “Muffin tops aren't funny to middle-age women, and many struggle to find an effective way to fight it,” says Susan Mills-Gray, nutrition specialist with University of Missouri

Extension. Commit to these proven techniques to fight middle-age spread: • Eat breakfast to boost mood and metabolism. • Drink water — about 1 liter for every 1,000 calories you consume. • Exercise regularly to increase endorphins: Daily exercise is crucial in the battle against belly fat. Focus on 30 minutes of brisk walking each day, and then add two to three 20-minute sessions of strength training each week. Both

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of these forms of physical movement build muscle, which helps boost metabolism. • Get a good night's sleep: Family and work responsibilities combined with community involvement can leave you overcommitted and working late at night to stay caught up. Also, many women have started “unwinding” via electronic social networks, which trigger brain activity. Lack of sleep can be the result. Getting enough sleep is absolutely necessary to fighting weight gain. Lack of sleep reduces the production of the appetite-controlling hormone leptin. Studies show that aiming for at least seven hours per night is best. • Eat less: When you were in your 20s and 30s, a periodic larger intake of calories didn't result in as easy weight gain, as it does in your 40s and 50s. As you age, you have to eat less and move more in order to fight belly fat. Pay special attention to how much you eat -- 1,600 to 1,800 calories a day is a healthy goal for most women. • Eat an early, light dinner: Menopause causes a slower metabolism. Combine that with a naturally occurring slower metabolism while we sleep, and this means more calories are converted to fat. Make your

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Salsa Salmon Bisque The heavy cream used in a traditional bisque has been replaced with a lighter way to thicken the broth without losing any of the fabulous flavor. • 2 cups cooked salmon, cut into bite-size pieces or 2 (7.5 ounce) cans wild Alaskan salmon, drained and broken into bite-size pieces


Salsa Salmon Bisque is in calcium and omega-3 essential fatty acids. Folate and complex carbohydrates help to ward off depression, so foods like salmon, whole-grain pasta and greens are “feelgood” nutrients. • 1 tablespoon butter • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1/2 medium onion, peeled and diced • 2 stalks celery, diced • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon pepper • 1 cup mild salsa • 2 cups water, chicken broth or seafood broth • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 tablespoon corn syrup • 2 tablespoons corn starch • 1 (12-ounce) can low-fat evaporated milk or 1 1/2 cups skim milk • Chopped green onion tops, parsley or fresh thyme leaves for garnish, optional In a large pot, melt the butter and heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery and garlic. Season the vegetables with poultry seasoning, salt and pepper, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the salsa and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the salmon and water or broth. Bring mixture to a boil and immediately, turn heat down to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together the baking soda, corn syrup and cornstarch. Stir in milk and mix well. Stir the baking soda mixture into the pot. Cover for 5 to 6 minutes to thicken sauce. Sprinkle with chopped green onion tops, parsley or fresh thyme leaves, if desired. Serve immediately. (Additional information provided by Susan Mills-Gray, Nutrition Specialist with University of Missouri Extension.) ANGELA SHELF MEDEARIS is an award-winning children's author, culinary historian and author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is “The Kitchen Diva's Diabetic Cookbook.” Her website is To see how-to videos, recipes and much, much more, Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva!, on Facebook and go to Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis

Cheesy cornbread great for winter meals This delicious homemade corn bread is baked in an oven-safe skillet — preferably one that's heavyweight, such as cast iron. Skillet Corn Bread

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evening meal your lightest meal of the day, and try to not eat within three hours of bedtime. • Seek support: Surround yourself with friends and loved ones who'll support your efforts to eat a healthy diet and increase your physical activity. Better yet, team up and make the lifestyle changes together. • Start you day with a smile: Abraham Lincoln said, “Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Here's a great recipe for Salmon Bisque, a meal that's high in calcium and omega-3 essential fatty acids. Folate and complex carbohydrates help to ward off depression, so foods like salmon, wholegrain pasta and greens are “feel-good” nutrients. These foods affect the delicate balance of chemicals in the brain, known as neurotransmitters, and help boost your mood. It's light, filling and may help you to get some much-needed sleep.

• 1 cup all-purpose flour • 1 cup yellow cornmeal • 2 tablespoons sugar • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper • 4 tablespoons mar-

garine or butter, cold • 1 can (8 1/2 ounces) cream-style corn • 1 large egg, beaten • 2 ounces Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno chiles, shredded 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Grease 10-inch skillet with oven-safe handle. 2. In large bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt and black pepper. With pastry blender or 2 knives used scissor-fashion, cut in

margarine or butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. With fork, stir corn, egg and cheese into flour mixture just until blended (batter will be very stiff). 3. Place greased skillet in oven; preheat pan 5 minutes (to help brown bottom of corn bread). Remove pan from oven; spoon batter into skillet and spread evenly with small metal spatula. 4. Bake corn bread 15 to 20 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center

comes out clean and corn bread is just firm to the touch. Cut into 8 wedges and serve warm. Serves 8. • Each serving: About 290 calories, 9g total fat (3g saturated), 34mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 7g protein. For thousands of tripletested recipes, visit finder/. ©2012 Hearst Communications, Inc., all rights reserved.


The Weekender — Friday, January 4, 2013 Family Features


o matter what the score is, give game day fans something to cheer about with great food, and plenty of it. These simple, delicious recipes from Johnsonville are easy for you to make, which means you can sit back and enjoy the game with everybody else. For more flavorful recipe ideas to make your game day party a winner, visit

Gyro Brat Hoagie Yield: 6 servings

Sauce • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper, optional

Hoagie • 1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville Original Bratwurst • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread • 1 small onion, thinly sliced • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced • Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Grill brats according to package directions. When cool enough to handle, cut into 1/4-inch bias slices. Slice French bread lengthwise and transfer to a baking sheet. Arrange brat slices on bread bottom. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until bread is lightly browned. Remove from oven. Top with the sauce, onion and tomato. Cut hoagie and serve.

Cajun Chicken Sausage Jambalaya Yield: 6 servings • 1 large onion, chopped • 1 medium green pepper, chopped • 2 ribs celery, chopped • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced (optional) • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 package (12 ounces) Johnsonville Cajun Style Chicken Sausage links, sliced • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 can (28 ounces) tomatoes, diced

• 1/2 cup water • 1 tablespoon tomato paste • 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning • 1/2 pound frozen cooked medium shrimp, thawed and tails removed • 2 cups hot cooked rice In a large saucepan, saute onion, pepper, celery and jalapeno peppers in oil until crisp-tender. Add sausage and garlic; saute 1 to 2 minutes longer. Add tomatoes, water, tomato paste and seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in shrimp and rice; heat through.

Italian Sausage Lollipops Yield: 20 lollipops • 1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage Links • 20 10- to 12-inch bamboo skewers • Oil for deep frying (vegetable, peanut or canola)

Corn Batter • • • • • • • •

1 cup cornmeal 1 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 cup milk (preferably not skim)

Remoulade Dipping Sauce • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard

•1 tablespoon lemon juice •1 teaspoon wine vinegar •2 tablespoons pickle relish •2 tablespoons capers, chopped •1 teaspoon dried tarragon •1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper •1/4 teaspoon salt Dash Tabasco sauce •1 cup canola oil Cook sausages according to package directions. Allow to cool slightly and cut each sausage into 4 pieces. In a medium bowl, mix all dry ingredients for the corn batter then mix in wet ingredients. Pour oil 2 to 3 inches deep and bring to medium heat or about 350°F. Place one sausage piece on the end of each skewer. Dip into the batter and coat the sausage completely. Carefully submerge the sausage into the hot oil while holding the end of the stick. Fry each sausage for about 1 minute, until the batter is a deep golden brown. Serve with Remoulade Dipping Sauce or your favorite mustard.

Remoulade Dipping Sauce Combine all ingredients except oil in a food processor and process for 30 seconds. With the motor running, slowly add the oil through the feed tube and process until thickened. Transfer the sauce to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Easy Sausage Roll-ups Yield: 14 servings • 1 package (12 ounces) Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links • 2 containers (16 rolls) refrigerated crescent rolls • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon • 2 tablespoons sugar • Optional: Warm maple syrup, honey, jam and preserves Prepare sausage according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Unroll crescent roll dough. Place one cooked sausage on wide end of a dough triangle. Roll dough around sausage and place on baking pan with the seam side down. Repeat with remaining sausages and dough. (You will have two extra rolls to bake and enjoy with your favorite topping.) Mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle evenly over roll-ups. Bake according to directions on crescent roll package. Serve hot. If desired, warm maple syrup, honey, jams and preserves for delicious dipping. Source: Johnsonville


Friday, January 4, 2013 — The Weekender

Practical Money Matters

Paw’s Q&A

Resolutions for pet owners Retirement plan limits increase in 2013 BY SAM MAZZOTTA KING FEATURES

DEAR PAW'S CORNER: I'm very excited, because we adopted a puppy this week! Do you have any advice for a new pet owner? — James C., Dallas


Benjamin Franklin once declared, “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Although I don't have any updates on the former, where taxes are concerned I do have news: As it does every year, the Internal Revenue Service announced 2013 cost-of-living adjustments to many of the amounts you and your employer can contribute toward your retirement accounts. These new limits mean most people will be able to contribute more money in taxadvantaged accounts for their retirement savings. Here are highlights of what will and won't change in 2013: Defined contribution plans. The maximum allowable annual contribution you can make to workplace 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) and federal Thrift Savings plans increases by $500 to $17,500. Keep in mind these additional factors: • People over 50 can also make an additional $5,500 in catch-up contributions (unchanged from 2012). • The annual limit for combined employee and employer contributions increased by $1,000 to $51,000. • Because your plan may limit the percentage of pay you can contribute, your maximum contribution may actually be less. (For example, if the maximum contribution is 10 percent of pay and you earn $50,000, you could only contribute $5,000.) Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). The maximum annual contribution to IRAs increases by $500 to $5,500 (plus an additional $1,000 if 50 or older – unchanged from 2012). Maximum contributions to traditional IRAs are not

2013 brings changes to rules for 401(k) and other retirement savings plans. impacted by personal income, but if your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds certain limits, the maximum amount you can contribute to a Roth IRA gradually phases out: • For singles/heads of households the phaseout range is $112,000 to $127,000 (increased from $110,000 to $125,000 in 2012). Above $127,000, you cannot contribute to a Roth. • For married couples filing jointly, the range is $178,000 to $188,000 (up from $173,000 to $183,000 in 2012). Keep in mind these rules for deducting traditional IRA contributions on your federal tax return: • If you're single, a head of household, a qualifying widow(er) or married and neither spouse is covered by an employer-provided retirement plan you can deduct the full IRA contribution, regardless of income. • If you are covered by an employer plan and are single or a head of household, the tax deduction phases out for AGI between $59,000 and $69,000 (up from $58,000 to $68,000 in 2012); if married and filing jointly, the phase-out range is $95,000 to

$115,000 (up from $92,000 to $112,000 in 2012). • If you're married and aren't covered by an employer plan but your spouse is, the IRA deduction is phased out if your combined AGI is between $178,000 and $188,000 (up from $173,000 to $183,000 in 2012). • For more details, read IRS Publication 590 at Retirement Saver' Tax Credit: As an incentive to help low- and moderateincome workers save for retirement through an IRA or company-sponsored plan, many are eligible for a Retirement Savers' Tax Credit of up to $1,000 ($2,000 if filing jointly). This credit lowers your tax bill, dollar for dollar, in addition to any other tax deduction you already receive for your contribution. Qualifying income ceiling limits for the Retirement Savers' Tax Credit increased in 2012 to $59,000 for joint filers, $44,250 for heads of household, and $29,500 for singles or married persons filing separately. Consult IRS Form 8880 for more information. JASON ALDERMAN directs Visa's financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman on Twitter:

DEAR JAMES: Congratulations! I recently mentioned to the new owner of a cat that it's important to schedule an appointment with the veterinarian as soon as possible to make sure it is healthy, and to get its vaccinations. Once that's done, pick up a few books on training and caring for your new dog. But with the new year, I want you to make some new resolutions that will last beyond just this year and the next: • I will recognize that my pet is a “forever pet.” • I will not abandon my pet when the novelty of being a pet owner wears off. • I will not discard my pet when house training gets tough, or when it

starts chewing up my shoes. • I will take my pet for a regular annual checkup and keep its vaccinations and licensing up to date. • I pledge to spend time with my pet every day. • I will teach my family to respect animals, to have compassion for them and to care for them as they would another family member. • I will train my dog to respond to basic commands, and I will socialize it with other dogs so that it is better behaved in public or at dog parks. These are just a few of the resolutions you should make regarding your new pet. You'll probably come up with even more on your own. Whatever the case, appreciate that your pet is a part of the family for the rest of its life.

SEND YOUR questions or comments to, or write to Paw's Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet care-related advice and information, visit © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Pet and Rescue


Beautiful Bentley My name is Bentley, I’m a two year young, ten pound male Min Pin mix with a beautiful glossy coat. Through a previous injury or abuse, my left eye cornea was punctured, leading to the removal of my eye. This has not hurt my spirit as I’m extremely friendly, playful, smart, loving, and play well with others. Bentley was in the shelter for a long time and now richly deserves a second chance at life. To adopt him in to a safe, forever home, by all means, please call Lynda, 661821-0518 or Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets, 661-823-4100, menu #2.

Cute Quincy My name is Quincy I’m a two year young,

Quincy nine pound male Jack Russell Terrier mix, very outgoing, love to be with people and would be great with a family as your companion. Being a Terrier, I’m very smart and learn quickly. To adopt cute Quincy, call Aleshia, 661-7501409 or Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets, 661-823-4100, menu #2, pronto.

super-cute. When fully grown, I’ll probably be only five or six pounds. Being a puppy, I love to play with the other dogs; I am also enrolled in housetraining 101. To adopt smart Scamp, your new best friend, call Lynda, 661-8210518 or Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets, 661-823-4100, menu #2.


Tiny Tipper


Smart Scamp My name is Scamp, I’m an adorable five month old, four pound playful male Shih Tzu/Terrier mix puppy, extremely loving and

My name is Tipper, because of my white “boots” and tip at the end of my tail; I'm a pure-bred Chihuahua and weigh in at a slim seven pounds. I also have good manners, ride well in the car, I am housetrained, and play well with others. To adopt tiny Tipper, by all means, call Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets, 661-823-4100, menu #2.


The Weekender — Friday, January 4, 2013

Noteworthy Grand Jury makes recommendation for Mojave substation The Kern County Grand Jury recently released a report of the review of its Law and Justice Committee. The committee visited the Kern County Sheriff's Department of the Mojave/Boron substations on Oct. 9, meeting with the Sergeant and the Senior Detention Deputy of the Mojave Jail. The committed then toured the substation and the jail. The substation is located at 1771 Highway 58 in Mojave, approximately 65 miles southeast of Bakersfield. The response area is located in high desert terrain along the west end of the Mojave

Desert. The substation is also responsible for the Boron area. Locations in the Mojave/Boron response area include Mojave, Boron, North Edwards, Edwards AFB, Desert Lake, Cantil, Aerial Acres, Fremont Valley and Cache Creek. The total response area for both the Mojave Substation and the Boron Substation covers approximately 1,741 square miles. Current staffing is 14 deputies, five detention deputies, two court deputies and two office service technicians. Four deputies are assigned to the Boron substation. Generally there are three

deputies on duty during the day, increasing from four up to seven during the afternoon/evening hours. Staffing is usually reduced during the early morning hours. The prevalent crimes perpetrated in the area include burglaries, windmill vandalism, meteorological tower vandalism, thefts and drug related crimes. Deputies are assigned to Edwards Air Force Base to handle civilian issues. The Mojave Jail is used as a temporary holding facility consisting of 12 cells where the inmates can be held for up to 96 hours. The jail is also used to house prisoners

awaiting court appearance in Mojave. An inmate will be transported to Kern Medical Center or Tehachapi Hospital if in need of medical treatment. On rare occasions the inmate will be transported to Antelope Valley Hospital. TV dinner type meals are served three times per day. Video cameras have been installed and provide necessary monitoring for the entire facility. The Mojave Court is located adjacent to the Substation. The Court has two courtrooms and is staffed by the Sheriff’s Department. There is an adjacent overflow courtroom that can be used if

Veteran’s Benefit Assistance offered at Beale library Beale Memorial Library, 701 Truxtun Avenue, invites veterans and their families to avail themselves of free one-on-one consultation with trained volunteers, many of whom are veterans themselves or who are experienced helping veterans.

The Benefits Coach will help the veteran sort through the maze of information regarding applying for VA benefits from local, state, and federal sources. For more information, contact Christopher Livingston, reference librarian, at 661-868-0721.

Advice from County Weights & Measures:

Don’t get burned when buying firewood The winter season is upon us and consumers buying firewood could be paying too much according to the Kern County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards, the agency who regulates the sale of commodities sold by weight, amount or dimension. “Consumers need to know how much and what type of firewood they're getting,” says Ruben Arroyo, Kern County Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures. “Firewood in California, including Kern County, may be sold only by the cord or cubic foot, so it’s important for consumers to know exactly

how much wood is in a cord.” Arroyo states that a cord, like other measurements such as a foot, gallon, or ton is defined by law. The terms “truckload,” “face cord,” “rack,” or “pile” have no legally defined meaning and a consumer who bought firewood under any of these terms would have no way to be sure just how much firewood they had purchased. A cord equals 128 cubic feet of compact, stacked wood, typically measuring 4’ x4’ x8.’ To determine the cubic feet, multiply the length, times the width, times the height. Measurements taken in inches can be converted to

cubic feet by dividing by 1,728. When shopping for firewood, remember that not all firewood is the same. Wood from different tree species can vary in the level of heat generated, ease of starting and the quantity of creosote produced. Hardwoods (deciduous) are generally denser and produce up to twice as much heat as softwoods (evergreen). Hardwoods also tend to form less creosote than softwoods. When you buy firewood, it is best to deal with a reputable business. Make sure you are given a sales invoice or delivery ticket (required by law) which shows the

name and address of the seller, the date purchased or delivered, the quantity purchased, the type of wood and the price of the quantity purchased. When the firewood is delivered, ask the seller to stack it (there may a charge for this service) or stack the wood yourself. If the measurement indicates that you did not receive the correct amount, do not use any of the firewood and contact the seller. If the seller can't or won't correct the problem, contact our department and we will investigate. Learn to be a smart shopper and buyer of firewood and you will avoid being "burned".

necessary. Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) are operated out of the Ridgecrest substation.New carpet has been installed throughout the entire Mojave substation since the last Grand Jury visit. There is one Community Service Unit Volunteer. Deputies are allowed to take patrol cars home for a nominal fee of $20 per pay period. The Grand Jury committee commented on their findings of the substation, noting that there are no designated inter-

view rooms at the substation, therefore a Senior Deputy's officer is used when interviews are required. The video cameras have been installed throughout the Mojave substation as recommended in a previous Kern County Grand Jury report, as well as plans for a new jail and courthouse facility are under consideration. The Grand Jury recommended that the Mojave substation provide a secure interview room and install audio/video recording equipment.


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Beale Memorial Library offers classes, events Classes and special events scheduled at Beale Memorial Library, 701 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, this month include: Beginning Surfing: Basic Internet class, Saturday, Jan. 12, 4 to 6 p.m. in the Gates Computer Lab. Learn the basics of navigating the Internet, search engines, and evaluating websites. Introduction to MS Excel 2010, Friday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the

Gates Computer Lab. Learn the basics of Excel: navigate in a worksheet, resize elements, database operations, calculations, and charts. Introduction to MS Word 2010: Templates and Themes, Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Gates Computer Lab. This class explores several of the templates that come with Microsoft Word; how to create resumes, calendars, memos, and brochures using the formatting and

styles in these templates. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of MS Word. Other Events at the Beale Memorial Library, January 2013: • Saturdays, 2 to 4 p.m.: Math Clinic: Learn math or get assistance with your math homework; Open to learners of all ages. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 868-0770. Geology, Mining, and Petroleum Room. • Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Personal Computer Coach. Sign up at the


Reference Desk or call 868-0770 to reserve 30-minute sessions with a volunteer coach for one-on-one computer learning. • Fridays, 3:30 p.m.: Teen Gaming: Wii™ Kinect™ at the Library Auditorium. • Tuesday, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 11 a.m.– Preschool Storytime. Family-friendly stories suitable for children ages 3-5. • Fridays, 10:30 p.m.: Toddler Time! See JANUARY on Page 17


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January schedule full at library Continued from Page 16

Parents are invited to accompany their 18-month-old through 2year-old children for music, nursery rhymes, stories and play in the Arkelian Children’s Room • Saturday, Jan. 12, 3 to 4 p.m.: Orientation for New Volunteers. Find out how to get started as a volunteer at the Beale Memorial Library. In the Gates Computer Lab. • Thursday, Jan. 17, 5 to 6:30 pm: Sketchbook Challenge! Need to get those creative juices flow-

ing? Give yourself an opportunity to talk about art and media with other like-minded people at the library! Each month we will choose a theme and spend the time between meetings creating art (in your chosen medium) based on that idea. The challenge for you is to do art In the Tejon Room. • Saturday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m.: Celebrating Mozart’s birthday at the library auditorium. • Saturday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m.: Cre-

ative Writing at the Library. Writers and professors from CSUB will discuss tips and strategies for writing fiction in the Tejon Room. • Thursday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m.: Art in the Afternoon: Children and parents, enjoy developing your creativity through different art techniques. Supplies provided in the Arkelian Children’s Room. • Thursday, Jan. 31, 5 p.m.: Beginner Guitar Class. Bring your own tuned guitar to learn chords and songs in the Tejon Room.

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220 E. J St $999 Rent $999 Deposit 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath W/D Hookups, Large Lot, Section 8 Ok (661)863-0000 Town - 3 bedroom 1 bath, Non-Smoking Home. Stove/Oven, dishwasher. Fenced backyard, detached 2 car garage. $1100 per month, plus deposit. 238-5041. VBS 3Bd+2Bth lrg kitchen, din & Liv rm, on golf course, views all around, $255,000 call 213-925-8811

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APARTMENTS LISTINGS 21251 Golden Hills Blvd, #D, 2 bedroom 1 and 1/2 bath, two story townhouse. Attached one car garage with washer and dryer hook-ups, A/C. $900.00 per month, $800.00 security deposit.


21281 McIntosh, #2, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Nicely landscaped, close to town. Available after 1-1-13, $800.00 per month, $800.00 security deposit.


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House For Rent, $900-$1,000 per month 2 bdrms + basement + large washroom/storage with sink + 1.5 bath on 2 acres with garage, water well on property. Near Valley Blvd and Tucker. 818-907-0040

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20300 #D Valley Blvd. (Corner of Santa Lucia) Professional building-office space approx 1000 sq ft. $800 mo. 4 Seasons Realty 822-RENT. EOH


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U CED RE D SO SWEET! Attractive 4BR/2BA home, apprx. 1,855 sq.ft. featuring an open floor plan, laminated wood flooring, granite counters in bathroom and kitchen, sep. tub in master bath, laundry rm. Come and see! Special financing available. Call for details! $199,900 #9965543

SET IN PINES & OAKS Great custom home on 2+ acres, apprx. 2,977 square feet living area with a total of apprx. 4,777 sq.ft. under roof (per appraiser), 4BR’s or 3+ studio, 3BA, living & FR, dining area, inside & outside stairs & so Much More! $325,000 #9963872



MAKE IT YOURS! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,568 sq.ft., tile roof, tile floors & newer kitchen cabinets. Upstairs loft is finished without a closet and is rough plumbed for a bath. Needs some TLC. Lot next door also available! Call for details. Now: $165,000 #9965377

BEAUTIFUL SETTING 4BR/2.75BA, apprx 2,689 sq.ft., freshly upgraded! Bedrooms are generously-sized, Master BR has gorgeous views, also formal Living Room & formal dining room & Lg Family room with fireplace. Kitchen also has a stove/ fireplace! Just: $199,900 #9965299


U CE D RE D AMAZING LOCATION! 3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 2,657 sq.ft. Home; Gorgeous views, located just off the valley floor on 1.02 acres. Spacious Family Rm, Beautiful master suite, circular drive & 3-car garage! Now: $248,900 #9964807

FANTASTIC LOCATION! Beautifully renovated 3BR/2.5BA home on the 6th Fairway of Oak Tree Golf Course across from 4- Island Lake. Awesome views. Granite counters, Stainless Steel Appls, wood floors in kitchen. Living Rm w/fireplace, Formal DR, Large walk-in closets in all bedrooms. 3 car garage + separate golf-cart garage. On natural gas & BVCSD sewer. $329,000#9965552

NICE VIEWS ON COMBINED LOTS 3BR/ 2BA, apprx 1,781 sq.ft., on sewer. Won’t last ! Short Sale. Call for details! $178,500 #9965497



WONDERFUL BVS LOCATION! Wonderful 3BR/ 2BA, apprx. 1,938 sq. ft. custom home on the BVS golf course. Mountain views, lots of natural light through generous windows & skylights. Expansive views, vaulted ceilings throughout & many wonderful upgrades! Also on sewer and natural gas! $259,900 #9964993

WONDERFUL! 2BR 1.75BA + Office/Den home located near the golf course, country club, year round outdoor swimming pool and lighted tennis courts. Other community amenities include an equestrian center, 50 miles of equestrian trails, two lakes & a community center! $134,000 #9965065



U CED RE D RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE. Former ACE Hardware/Tehachapi Lumber store on Tehachapi Boulevard in historic downtown Tehachapi. Great visibility. Corner lot. Approximately 7,000 sq. ft. of retail/office area, 4,100 sq.ft. of warehouse area and 3,067 sq. ft. of fenced canopy area. Total area under roof is about 14,100 sq. ft. Two loft areas in warehouse. The montly rent is $4,900 on a modified gross basis. $.44 cents/sq.ft. #9964955 BERNIE CONNOLLY (661) 822-5553 X258 CA DRE Broker #00752653


SERENE MOUNTAIN RETREAT! Spectacular location to enjoy crisp mountain air and stunning views from this cozy cabin. This 1BR, 1BA hideaway is nestled on two parcels for 10.51 acres, has wood burning stove, a detached studio/outbuilding and lots of land to roam! $79,000 #9965539



EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY 19,800 sf. Butler Bldg. (90’x220’, 14’ eaves, 10’3 to 12’6 clear interior height; 400 amp 3 phase power; 4 roll up doors (10’w x 8’h; two 10’w x 10’h, 12’w x 10’h); fire sprinkler system, refrigerated air-conditioning, space and radiant heating & evaporative cooling. 31 parking spaces. 200’x 286’ lot. Back part of lot is partially fenced. Started as a precision machine shop. Recently a motorcycle shop, towing company, and RV dealership. Zoned Light Industrial Scenic Corrido r (M-1 SC). Office, retail commercial and light industrial uses allowed. Property is located approxima tely half way between Bakersfield and Lancaster in close proximity to the wind farms in eastern Kern County. Easy access to Highway 58. $739,000 #9965044 BERNIE CONNOLLY (661) 822-5553 X258 CA DRE Broker #00752653


YOUR OWN FARM/APPLE ORCHARD! On 3.13 acres. Main house is 3BR/1.76BA, apprx. 1,596 sq.ft. w/ private yard, huge shade trees & brick patio. LR has large window set overlooking rear orchard. Second building is 2-story with a 1 B/R, 1 Ba, full kitchen & Apt. $329,900 #9965203

TWO SEPARATE UNITS on one .69 acre parcel in Keene. First unit was built in 1947 and includes 2 BD / 1 BA in apprx 1,194 sq.ft. The second unit was built in 1938, has 1 BD / 1 BA and is apprx. 853 sq.ft. Both units have potential. $90,000 #9965339





GENEROUS SPACE! Large 4BR/3.5BA home on 2.43 acres. Apprx. 3,648 sq.ft., generous-sized kitchen with granite counters. Living room & den have a full size bar with a dance floor. The views are of the entire valley all on paved road. So Nice! $189,900 #9965669




ABSOLUTELY CHARMING 3BR/2BA, appr 1,344 sq.ft., doublewide manufactured home on 2.5 extremely useable acres. Extremely clean, very well maintained, large’’ open rooms, Lushly landscaped creating very private outdoor patio & beautiful views and plenty of space for horses, gardening, &/or play. $97,000 #9964990


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VERY CUTE HOME ON CUL-DE- SAC! 3BR/1.75BA, Fireplace with insert, kitchen open to dining area. Wonderfully, freshly painted interior. Back yard is two tiered, perfect for a large garden and 2 outside sheds! Enjoy! $115,000 #9965643


DELIGHTFUL! 2BR/1BA + bonus room with new stucco, new kitchen and appliances, new windows, new water heater, some new plumbing and electrical, new paint inside & out. $87,000 #9965233 CALL US FOR OTHER


BEAUTIFUL 2 story home in the city of Tehachapi. Features master bedroom downstairs, 4 more bedrooms upstairs. Shows great with new interior paint, new carpet and vinyl flooring, new appliances. $219,900 #9965597



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HORSE PROPERTY IN THE CITY! 3BR/ 2BA, apprx. 1,440 sq.ft home on 1.82 acres! Lots of generous land for toys and parking in rear part of yard. Pleasant country views and conveniently close to restaurants and shopping but with the “far-away” feel. $132,500 #9965722


OAKS LOCATION! on 2.81 acres with beautiful oak trees. 3BR/3BA, apprx. 2,623 sq.ft wonderfully remodeled home, LG country kitchen, custom built-in cabinetry & granite countertops. Enjoy the cherries, nectarines, pears and peaches from the mature fruit trees. Horses okay! $489,900 #9965328

SO NICE! Stick-built, 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,625 sq.ft. home in the Golden Highlands Tract. Large living area, fireplace, large kitchen split wing floor plan, vinyl fencing, 2 car garage, laundry room in house, patio in back yard. Great neighborhood. Come See! $135,000 9965506

U CED RE D GREAT GREAT PRIVACY & GORGEOUS VIEWS! 3BR/1.75BA in apprx. 2,080 sq.ft. Upgraded electrical, plumbing, fixtures, pantry added, upgraded kitchen, counters & tankless water heater. Still some finishing is needed, but SO much potential! Hurry! Owner May Carry. Call for details! $149,500 #9965032

BEAUTIFULLY SPACIOUS HOME Nestled in the oaks. 3BR/2BA, apprx. 2,028 sq.ft., Tile flooring, granite counters, ceiling fans, extra wide driveway, RV parking and wonderful views! So very nice! $199,900 #9964711


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U CED RE D WONDERFUL! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,232 sq.ft. home, Large Great Room, oversized garage fully fenced rear year, Landscaped front and rear, RV parking and hookups. Wow! Now: $104,900 #9965284

U CED RE D BEAUTIFUL RENNOVATION on this Lovely 5BR/2BA home ...New roof, flooring, countertops, fixtures, cabinets, etc. Great granite kitchen and baths & lovely in-ground SWIMMING POOL all near the Horsethief Golf Course! Great views, super large front yard and even a separate garage for your golf cart! A must see! Now: $229,000 #9965329

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