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Live music Open Mic & Acoustic Jam • Tehachapi Every Wednesday night, music and poetry, at 7 p.m. at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St., 823-9994. Sign up to perform at the door. Sagebrush Cafe • Lancaster Live music first Friday of each month. 42104 50th St. West, sagebrushcafe.com. KC Steakhouse • Bakersfield Jimmy Gaines-pianist: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. 2525 “F” St. 322-9910, kcsteakhouse.net. 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, kcsteakhouse.net. 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. Pat Strong Trio +1 • Tehachapi Country music, every Tuesday and Jan. 26, during dinner hours.Apple Shed, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333. Ladies Night & D.J. • Tehachapi 7-10 p.m., every Wednesday, Tehachapi Mountain Pub & Brewery, 20717 South Street, 822-0788. Debbie & Guy Martin • Tehachapi soft rock 70s & 80s, every Thursday, during dinner hours. Apple Shed, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333. Reverend Horton Heat • Bakersfield March 9, 7 p.m. B Ryders Sports Bar, 7401 White Ln. 397-7304, brydersbakersfield.com. Mento Buru-Cesareo Garasa • Bakersfield March 17, 8 p.m. On The Rocks, 1517 18th St. 327-7685. Acronycal Rock • Bakersfield March 17, 8 p.m. On The Rocks, 1517 18th St. 327-7685.
Concerts Classics Rule • Ridgecrest Jan. 25 26, 7:30 p.m. Chamber concert, Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900, firstname.lastname@example.org. Monty Byrom-The Buckaroos • Bakersfield Jan. 25 and 26, 7:30 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets: vallitix.rdln.com. Thomas Rhett • Bakersfield Jan. 31, 7 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck
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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. Tehachapia Blvd. or call 823-9994. Tom Rigley and the Flambeau • Bakersfield Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or ticketmaster.com. Boyz II Men • Lancaster Feb.14, 8 p.m. Lancaster Performing Arts, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: lpac.org.James 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.
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Fiddlers Crossing hosting two unique concerts in February BY DEBORAH HAND CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Fiddlers Crossing will be holding special concerst in February. These two concerts will offer a healthy dash of romance suitable for the month of Valentine’s Day. Jann Klose will be performing on First Friday and Acoustic Eidolon on Feb. 10 Jann Klose is a singersongwriter and guitarist who epitomizes the “Crossing” part of Fiddlers Crossing. Klose is truly an international musician, having lived in Germany, Kenya and South Africa and the United States. His music is a genre becoming known as “Chamber Pop,” a form of pop-rock performed in an intimate style more like folk music. His lush, beautiful voice is well-suited to bringing out the deep emotions of his lyrics. Klose first came to the
United States as an exchange student in Ohio. He now lives in New York City, but tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. In the month before the Fiddlers Crossing concert, he will be performing in Germany and Canada, as well as Pennsylvania and Ohio. He last played at Fiddlers Crossing in 2011. As a singer and songwriter, his music reflects his international background in his lyrics and melodies, as well as his rhythms and guitar work. The Washington Post writes of him, “Klose wins over the listener with his soaring voice, which may be a staple of chamber pop for a long time to come.” Klose gives 75-100 concerts a year, both as a solo artist and with a band. He has performed with or opened for such artists as Suzanne Vega,
Vonda Shepard, Rosanne Cash, and even Les Paul. Klose has also performed on the stage, as well as in film and soundtracks. His stage credits include “Jekyll & Hyde” on Broadway, and in the touring companies of The Who’s “Tommy” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” He appears as a singer and guitar player in the new Jeff Buckley biopic, “Greetings from Tim Buckley,” that is making the rounds of film festivals overseas. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012 to rave reviews. His songs can be heard on “Dead Broke,” a Warner Bros. film featuring Paul Sorvino. Klose also has a “world citizen” outlook in helping others. He was involved in cleanup efforts on Staten Island after hurricane Sandy decimated that region of
New York City. He has donated his time and talents to a CD produced by the Healthy Food for Thought organization, designed to teach kids the benefits of healthy eating. “Good Enough to Eat” was nominated for a Grammy in the “spoken word” category in 2010. The CD was produced as a benefit for the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food. The compelling music of Jann Klose makes a fitting way to top off the First Friday evening. It will start at 7 p.m., giving people plenty of time to visit the galleries and businesses first. Fiddlers Crossing will not be holding a First Friday Open House in February but will resume in March. Tickets to this concert are $15, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
What more of a romantic way to spend a February afternoon than enjoying a concert of cello and guitar at Fiddlers Crossing? On Feb. 10 the husband and wife duo, Acoustic Eidolon, will bring the passionate sounds of Hannah Alkire’s cello and Joe Scott’s double neck “guitjo” back to Tehachapi for the third time. They performed twice at Mama Hillybean’s, to captivated audiences. Hailing from Colorado, the two have graced stages throughout the U.S, Europe, Australia and Canada. On their nine CDs and a DVD, these masterful artists explore their signature “new acoustic” sound, blending Celtic, folk, world, Latin and pop musical genres into what Dirty Linen Magazine praises as “a sumptuous
musical feast.” They play everything from Irish jigs to the Beatles, adding in their own compositions. Their original sound is created by the mixing of Alkire’s sultry cello and the harp-like sounds of Scott’s own invention, the double-necked guitar he calls a guitjo. The guitjo has 14 strings and Scott has developed his own style and technique, playing both necks simultaneously. Classically-trained cellist Hannah Alkire studied with G. Magyar of the Hungarian String Quartet and is recognized internationally for her stunning tone and emotional, impeccable playing. Scott began playing guitar at age 12 in his home near Boulder, Colo. When he was 14, he added banjo, and by 16 he was winning contests at regional Bluegrass See FIDDLERS • Page 6
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Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band • Tehachapi June 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.
Casey James • Bakersfield March 14, 7 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets: vallitix.rdln.com. The Original Coasters, The Original Drifters and the Platters • Bakersfield Mar. 17, 3 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com. Juanes • Bakersfield May 17, 8 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: bakersfieldcca.org. We Friends • Ridgecrest March 22 23, 7:30 p.m. Chamber Concert, Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900, email@example.com. Jeff Dunham-Disorderly Conduct • Bakersfield Mar. 23, 5 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: bakersfieldcca.org. 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 ticketmaster.com. Merle Haggard • Bakersfield April 13, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com. Jim Willer in “Feelin’ Groovy” • Bakersfield April 14, 3 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: bakersfieldcca.org. Brian Regan • Bakersfield April 14, 7 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com. 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. Darius Rucker • Bakersfield April 26, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com. Juni Fisher • Tehachapi May 10, 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. Great Start-Great Finish! • Bakersfield May 11, 8 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or ticketmaster.comLaurence Juber • Tehachapi June 9, 3 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or
Patrick Landeza • Tehachapi July 12, 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. Shelby, Tieg & Tara • Tehachapi July 30, 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. Angelo M. • Tehachapi Sept. 13, 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.
Karaoke Domingo’s Mexican & Seafood Restuarant • Tehachapi 7-11 p.m., every Wednesday, 20416 Highway 202, 822-7611. DJ Diablo & Karaoke • Tehachapi 8 p.m. Jan. 25 and 30, Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd.
Performances Almost Maine • Tehachapi 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: tctonstage.com. The Other F Word • Bakersfield Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 2001 H St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com. 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: 5873377 or themelodrama.com.
iotprod.com. Bill Cosby • Bakersfield Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com. 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, csub.edu.theatre. 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: foxtheatreonline.com. Shrek: The Musical • Bakersfield Mar. 11, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: bakersfieldcca.org. 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: tctonstage.com. Sinbad • Bakersfield Mar. 16, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com.
Side Street Stutters • Bakersfield May 5, 3 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: bakersfieldcca.org. The Cherry Orchard • Bakersfield May 23-25, 8 p.m; May 30-June 1 8 p.m; June 2, 2 p.m. Dore Arena Theatre, Cal State Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy. 654-3093, csub.edu.theatre. Somthing’s Afoot • Tehahcapi June 14, 15, 21, 28, 29. 7:30 p.m. Matinees June 23, 30 2 p.m. Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St. Tickets: tctonstage.com. Chester • Bakersfield May 10- June 29, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m.Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or themelodrama.com. Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing • Bakersfield June 4, 7 p.m. and June 5, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: bakersfieldcca.org.
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. 654-3093, csub.edu.theatre.
Rosedale • Bakersfield June 26 Sept. 14, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or themelodrama.com.
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 themelodrama.com.
It All Happened at The Kern County Fair • Bakersfield Sept. 27 - Nov. 16, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m.Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or themelodrama.com.
West Side Story • Bakersfield April 4, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: bakersfieldcca.org.
Gaslight Holiday Extravaganza • Bakersfield Nov. 29 through Dec. 23, 2013, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or themelodrama.com.
Spoken Word Performance • Lancaster April 18, 12 p.m. Lancaster Museum of Art and History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6250, lancastermoah.org.
ELVIS LIVES! • Bakersfield May 1, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: bakersfieldcca.org.
Very beginning acrylic painting • Bakersfield Saturdays, 1 - 4 p.m. Bakersfield Art Association, 1817 Eye St. 205-3488, firstname.lastname@example.org. See MORE • Page 6
Christopher Titus: Scarred for Life • Bakersfield Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com. The Laramie Project • Lancaster Feb. 8 and 10; 7 p.m.; Feb. 10 2 p.m. Feb. 15-17 7 p.m., Matinee Feb. 17, 2 p.m. It’s Only Tuesday ProductionArbor Community Theatre, 858 W. Jackman. 726-9355, iotprod.com. FLICS • Bakersfield: Sidewalls: Feb.8, Shun Li and the Poet: Feb. 22, Marwencol: Mar. 8, Aftershock Mar. 22, Marley: April 19, Polisse: April 5, The Skin I Live In: May 3, Nobody Else but You: May 10. All shows 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com. The Art Laboe Super Love Jam • Bakersfield Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com, Bakersfield area Walmart locations. “A Really Big Show” • Lancaster Feb. 9, 7 p.m. It’s Only Tuesday Production-Arbor Community Theatre, 858 W. Jackman. 726-9355,
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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., bakersfieldartassociation.org. Beginning Oil Painting • Bakersfield Fridays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 399-3707 Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St. bakersfieldartassociation.org. Composition • Bakersfield (all mediums). Mondays, 2 - 5 pm. 333-4488 Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 1817 Eye. St. bakersfieldartassociation.org. Pencil lovers group • Bakersfield Second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. - noon. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 760-3766604, email@example.com. Fun with Watercolor-Pen & Ink • Bakersfield Every Wednesday 9:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 872-2332 Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., bakersfieldartassociation.org. Framing Clinic • Bakersfield Every Wednesday, 1 - 4 p.m. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 205-3488, bakersfieldartassociation.org. Animation class • Lancaster 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, 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 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. Beginning drawing VII• Bakersfield Feb. 5, 13, 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 760376-6604, bakersfieldartassociation.org. Watercolor Painter’s • Bakersfield Tuesdays Feb. 5, 12 and 19, 12:30 2:30 p.m. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 760-376-6604, firstname.lastname@example.org. Beyond point & shoot photography • Lancaster Beginner classes: Wednesdays, Jan. 29 - 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. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Fundamentals of acrylic painting • Lancaster Sundays, Jan. 27 - Feb. 24 and Sundays, Mar. 3 - April 7; 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca.org/recreation. Introduction to classical drawing • Lancaster Saturdays, Jan. 27 - 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. bmoa.org. Family photography course • Lancaster Tuesdays, Jan. 29 and 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. Learn basic Japanese • Lancaster Beginners: Wednesdays, Jan. 30 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. 723-6077. cityoflancasterca.org/recreation. 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 themelodrama.com. Experience Art • Bakersfield Summer childrens program. Classes begin June 11 through Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m.noon, Monday through Friday. Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R St., Call 323-7219, or bmoa.org for more information.
Exhibitions 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, bakersfieldguildhouse.com. 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: bmoa.org 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: bmoa.org 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. Mequitta Ahuja and Robert Pruittt • Bakersfield Through March 10; Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 "R" St. Info: bmoa.org 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 • Lan-
caster March 14, 6 p.m. Lancaster Museum of Art and History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6250, lancastermoah.org. Linda Fillhart • Ridgecrest March 15, 16, 17, 7;30 p.m. Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900, email@example.com. Desert Wildflower Festival • Ridgecrest April 12 - 15 7:30 p.m. Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events Valentine’s Wine and Chocolate Walk • Tehachapi Feb. 9, 6 - 9 p.m. Downtown Tehachapi, 822-6519, mainstreettehachapi.org Whiskey Flat Days • Kernville Feb. 15 - 18. 56th annual celebration. Circle Park at Kernville Rd. and Tobias St. 760-376-4578, kernvillechamber.org. Whiskey Flat Wild West Daze Rodeo • Kernville Feb. 16- 17, 1 p.m. at McNally Rodeo Arena, Highway 178. 760-376-4578, kernvillechamber.org. Home & Garden Show • Bakersfield Feb. 22 - noon to 7 p.m; Feb. 23 - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Feb. 24 - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 1-800-655-0655, bakersfieldhomeshows.com. Antelope Valley Home Show • Lancaster Mar. 22 - 24. Antelope Valley
Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H. Boat, RV & Outdoor Living Show • Bakersfield April 5 -7. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 1-800725-0793, calshows.com. Kern River Whitewater Festival • Kernville April 20- 21, begins at 10 a.m. Riverside Park, Kern River Council, 818-340-3083, kernvilleriversidepark.com. Twilight Tours - Feline Conservation Center • Rosamond April 27, June 22, Sept. 21, 5 p.m. Tickets and information: cathouse-fcc.org, 256-3793. Memorial Day Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival • Kernville May 25, 26 and 27, all day. Information: 760-3792844, krvaa.org. The Showdown Rodeo • Palmdale July 15, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2229 E. Avenue Q. Tickets: showdownrodeo.com. 75th Annual Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival • Lancaster Aug. 16 25. Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H. Information: 9486060, email@example.com. 24th Annual Feline Follies - Feline Conservation Center • Rosamond Aug. 17, 5 p.m. Tickets and information: cathouse-fcc.org, 256-3793. Labor Day Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival • Kernville Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2, all day. Information: 760-379-2844, krvaa.org.
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Festivals. At the Guitar Institute at Technology in Hollywood, which he attended when he was 23, he experimented with different ways of stringing a guitar, including like a 5string banjo. After graduation from the institute, he toured the country with the New Christy Minstrels, a popular folk group in the 1960s based in Los Angeles. He returned home in 1985 to start a group called Wind Machine. It was during this time that the Guitjo came to fruition. He also opened a recording studio, and in 1998, was looking for a cellist to record with him. He found Hannah Alkire, who, it turned out, lived only a short distance away. Hannah was born in Berkeley, but grew up in Champaign, Ill. She started playing the piano at the age of four, then begged to play the cello at age eight. There wasn’t really a beginning to her love for the cello, she says. She was always drawn to the sound of the cello’s voice. She grew up in a musical household. Her father played the piano. Her mother was a music instructor, and her sister played the violin. She played in her school orchestra with her sister Sabina, and bluegrass great Alison Krauss and and brother Viktor Krauss. After college, she
taught French for five years, then in 1992, the love of music drew her to the Boulder area, where she performed in symphony orchestras. Eager to stretch herself, Hannah moved out of the strictly classical world. She started playing with rock, funk, and alternative groups, performing at various local venues and national events. After recording together and forming a musical alliance, Scott and Alkire joined in their personal lives and were married in 2001. The result is a coupling of intricate and passionate music with genuine and engaging stories. Along with touring, the two are committed to bringing joy to as many people as possible through their music, and often add in appearances in schools, hospitals, hospices, and even chemo infusion rooms to inspire and help others. Fiddlers Crossing is at 206 East F Street at Robinson Street, in Downtown Tehachapi. Tickets may be purchased next door at Mountain Music, at The Apple Shed, or with a credit card by calling 661-8239994. Tickets to the concert are $20, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. The concert is a matinee and begins at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
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Health & Fitness
Tehachapi Dermatology GENERAL, COSMETIC & LASER DERMATOLOGY
Ask the Doctor
Forget new mattress, see doctor instead BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. KING FEATURES
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have back discomfort upon lying down. It doesn't matter where I lie or what position I'm in for my back to hurt and often one or both hips. Getting out of bed in the morning is hard and uncomfortable. Once I have had my morning shower and am up and around, I'm fine. We have thought of replacing our mattress, but how do we find something that will help? What would you recommend? -- M.W. ANSWER: I strongly recommend that you see your family doctor before you invest any money in a mattress. Some of what you describe fits the picture of osteoarthritis -- stiffness upon wakening, difficulty getting out of bed and relief of symptoms after taking a hot shower. Before you spend a penny on a mattress, have your back examined and the problem diagnosed. The booklet on the dif-
ferent kinds of arthritis explains each and how it is treated. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 301W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I looked in the mirror this morning and couldn't believe what I saw. My right eye was bright red. It looked like someone had punched me. When my husband saw it, he asked if he had hit me while he was asleep. He didn't. It doesn't hurt. My vision is perfect. My eye looks frightful. Do I need to see a doctor? -- Y.T. ANSWER: Your question is asked repeatedly.
My long-distance guess is a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The conjunctiva is a cellophane-like covering of the eye. Beneath it is a network of invisible blood vessels. When one of those delicate vessels breaks, blood covers that part of the eye. Coughing, sneezing or straining causes the breakage. Sometimes it happens for no apparent reason. The eye looks awful, but no real harm is done. The blood is absorbed in about a week. You can hurry it up by putting warm compresses over the closed eye. You need to see a doctor if the eye begins to pain you, if the blood stays for longer than a week or if it happens time and again.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: How good are prunes for constipation? I am often constipated and have unsuccessfully tried many remedies. They might work for a short while, but then I am constipated again. I'd like to try the prune way, if you say that it works. -M.A.
ANSWER: It works for many, but I can't give you a guarantee. Five to six prunes twice a day can change your bowel habits in a week or so. Prunes have fiber, one reason why they exert a laxative effect. Fiber keeps food waste moist on its passage out of the body. Prunes also contain sorbitol, a natural laxative. In addition to the laxative action, prunes have antioxidants, substances that counter the bad effects coming from cell chemistry. Prunes have undergone a name change; they are now called dried plums. DR DONOHUE regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write 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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Far from cute, mice pose serious health and property dangers It's the season when welcome mats will be rolled out in homes across America to greet houseguests arriving for shared meals and warmth. While friends and family are welcomed visitors, there are other, less welcome guests who don't need an invitation to enjoy the treats and trimmings the winter offers -- rodents. These party-crashers generally skip the welcome mat in favor of random cracks and crevices that provide just the inside access they need. Rodent infestations are more than just an annoyance; they can contaminate food sources with feces and urine, spread-
ing Salmonella and Hantavirus. Mice also bring in other pests, such as fleas, mites, ticks and lice, which can quickly spread throughout homes. Mice are also able to cause significant structural damage to homes. "Mice can bite through walls, wood and even electrical wires," said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). "The damage to wiring within walls can cause house fires." As one in four homeowners reports a problem with rodents in the winter months, the
NPMA offers the following steps to keep mice from becoming unwanted guests this season: • Seal cracks and holes, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home. Fill openings with a material that is inedible for mice, such as steel wool. • Install gutters or diverts to channel water away from your home. • Store food in thick metal or plastic containers with tight lids. • Clean up spilled food right away, and wash dishes and cooking utensils soon after use. • Keep outside cooking areas and grills clean. • Do not leave pet food or water bowls out
overnight. • Keep bird feeders away from the house, and use squirrel guards to limit access to the feeder by squirrels and other rodents. • Use a thick plastic or metal garbage can with a tight lid, and keep sealed at all times. If you find rodent feces, hear sounds of scurrying in the walls or observe other signs of an infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the pest problem. A list of professionals and more information are available at www.pestworld.org. SOURCE: NEWSUSA
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Seeking better answers to your health care questions What are my options? What would work best for me? Those questions are asked every day by individuals in doctor's offices and hospitals when trying to decide on the course of action for a health condition or disease. Patients want to know which therapies will work best, given their personal characteristics, conditions and preferences. They may be deciding between medicine or surgery, between traditional therapies or alternatives, or even between treatment and no treatment at all. Too often, patients do not have reliable, research-based information to make choices that reflect their situations or the outcomes most important to them. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) was established to help bridge these gaps by funding research to answer patients' questions. "Traditional research simply has not answered many of the questions that matter to patients, such as 'How will this treatment affect my daily life?'" says PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby, MD, MPH. "In other cases, research results have not been communi-
cated effectively to patients and their caregivers. "No matter the cause, patients suffer when there are gaps in the information available to us." PCORI now wants your
help to identify which questions to study. A "Suggest a Research Question" feature on PCORI's website, www.pcori.org, allows you to submit the specific questions you want the
institute to address. PCORI evaluates every question it receives and will fund studies where it thinks it can make a difference by providing patients with more information. PCORI invites questions about how different prevention, diagnosis and treatment options compare, how disparities can be reduced, and how to improve health care systems and the way health information is communicated. Here's an example of a recent question PCORI received: What medical procedures get the best results for back pain among options that include physical therapy, chiropractic, drugs or surgery? PCORI is dedicated to addressing questions that are important to patients and can help them make more informed decisions. Your input can help the institute understand the needs patients have and the decisions they face. "PCORI's approach is to include the patient's voice in the research we fund," Selby said. "This is your opportunity to ask the challenging, realworld questions you face with your caregivers and clinicians."
How Medicare works with other insurance BY DAVID SAYEN CONTRIBUTING WRITER
You may have wondered how Medicare works with other insurance coverage, such as a group health plan from a former employer or union. It’s an important issue because it determines whether your medical bills are paid correctly and on time. If you have Medicare and other insurance, always be sure to tell your doctor, hospital, and pharmacy. When there's more than one insurance payer, certain rules determine which one pays first. This is what’s called "coordination of benefits." The "primary payer" pays what it owes on your bills first -- and then sends the balance to the "secondary payer" to pay. In some cases, there may also be a third payer. The primary payer pays up to the limits of its coverage. The secondary payer only pays if there are costs the primary insurer didn’t cover. But keep in mind that the secondary payer (which may be Medicare) may not pay all of the uncovered costs. If your employer insurance is the secondary payer, you may need to enroll in Medicare Part B before that insurance will pay. (The Part B premium for most Americans in 2013 is $104.90 per month.) Here’s who pays first in various situations: • If you have retiree insurance (coverage from a former job), Medicare pays first. • If you’re 65 or older, have group coverage based on your or your spouse’s current employment, and the employer has See MEDICARE • Page 9
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20 or more workers, your group plan pays first. (If the company has fewer than 20 employees, Medicare pays first.) • Your group plan also pays first when you’re under 65 and disabled, have group coverage based on your or a family member’s current employment, and the employer has 100 or more employees. (Medicare pays first if the company has fewer than 100 employees.) • If you have Medicare because of end stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure), your group plan pays first for the first 30 months after you become eligible for Medicare. Medicare pays first after this 30 month period. • Medicare may pay second if you’re in an accident or have a workers’ compensation case in which other insurance covers your injury or you’re suing another entity for medical
expenses. In these situations you or your lawyer should tell Medicare as soon as possible. These types of insurance usually pay first for services related to each type: • No-fault insurance (including automobile insurance); • Liability (including automobile and selfinsurance); • Black lung benefits; • Workers’ compensation. Medicaid and TRICARE (the healthcare program for U.S. armed service members, retirees, and their families) never pay first for services that are covered by Medicare. They only pay after Medicare, employer plans, and/or Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) have paid. For more information, visit www.medicare.gov/publ ications and read the booklet “Medicare and Other Health Benefits: Your Guide to Who Pays First.”
You can also call 1800-MEDICARE (1 800 633 4227) and ask for a copy to be mailed to you. TTY users should call 1 877 486 2048. If you have questions about who pays first, or you need to update your other insurance information, call Medicare’s Coordination of Benefits Contractor at 1 800 999 1118. TTY users should call 1-800318-8782. You can also contact your employer or union benefits administrator. You may need to give your Medicare number to your other insurers so your bills are paid correctly and on time.
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Friday, January 25, 2013 — The Weekender
TEHACHAPI LITTLE LEAGUE 2013 Tehachapi Little League will hold in person registration
Saturday Jan. 26 9am - Noon and 4-7pm. at West Park Activity Center
Sports & Recreation Events may be subject to cancellation and/or early sign-ups; please check referenced website for updates.
$95 for the first child $85 for the 2nd child $75 for the 3rd child or more
Zumba • Tehachapi Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m. 126 S. Snyder Ave. 822-3228, tvrpd.org.
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: runwiththelaw.webs.co m or active.com.
Adult Exercise • California City Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 10350 Heather Ave. 760-3733530 californiacityparksandrec.com
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: allbikingallthetime@gm ail.com.
Runs & Walks
Crossfit Tehachapi • Bear Valley Springs Gate pass required. For information call Melissa, 858-248-5598 or visit website, crossfittehachapi.com. Indian Hills Crossfit • Tehachapi 207 E. "H" St., 661-972-8936 or 300-1517 or see website, indianhillscrossfit.com.
Please bring children's Birth Certificate and Proof of Current Residency. Online Registration will continue at www.eteamz.com/tehachipill
Amgen Tour of California • Palmdale May 12, cityofpalmdale.org. 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: tehachapitrails.org.
Gymnastics for Kids • Lancaster Ages 5 - 12, Saturdays, Through Jan. 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, cityoflancasterca.org/recreation.
Exercise Jazzercise • Tehachapi Monday through Friday, weekly. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 410 West “D” St. 8223228, tvrpd.org. Tai Chi • Tehachapi Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 490 West “D” St. 822-3228, tvrpd.org. Yoga Class • Tehachapi Weekly on Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. 490 W. “D” St.
Tai Chi • California City Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:45 a.m. 10350 Heather Ave. 760-373-3530 californiacityparksandrec.com
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: bakersfieldtrackclub.com. 40th Annual Half Marathon/5k run • Bakersfield at Yokuts Park. Race day registration from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. Race starts at 8 a.m. and the course is a flat and fast, out- and-back course. Registration is $45 for the Half Marathon on race day, and $35 for the 5k. Info: bakersfieldtrackclub.com. Anthony’s Seeing is Believing 5k/10k • Bakersfield at River Walk Park at 8 a.m.. Pre-registration is until Jan. 26 and race day registration is from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Registration includes event shirt (long sleeve), goodie bag, breakfast and raffle ticket. All proceeds go to benefit The Foundation For Retinal Research. Info: bakersfieldtrackclub.com. Color Me Rad 5K • Bakersfield Feb. 16, 10 a.m. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 8334900,
Self Defense 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, cityoflancasterca.org/recreation. 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, cityoflancasterca.org/recreation.
Martial Arts Northern Shaolin KungFu • Lancaster Feb. 5 26 and Mar. 5 -26. All class times are 6:30 8:30 p.m., 44933 Fern Ave. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca.org/recreation. 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., 723-6077, cityoflancasterca.org/recreation. 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 CSUB Men’s Basketball vs. Wyoming • Bakersfield on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. See MORE UPCOMING • Page 11
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More upcoming events
Open Test and Tune • Famoso open Friday Feb. 22 to Feb. 24. Cost for whole weekend for car and driver is $150 and $40 per crew. For Saturday and Sunday, $100 for car and driver and $30 per crew. And for only Sunday, $60 for car and driver and $15 per crew at the Fomoso Raceway, 33559 Fomoso Rd. 3992210, fomosoraceway.com
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at Robabonk Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave., Tickets at ticketmaster.com Import Face-Off • Famoso Feb. 10, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 3992210, famosoraceway.com. Harlem Globetrotters • Bakersfield Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave., Tickets: 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. March Meet - Quarter Mile Drag Racing • Famoso March 7 - 10. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-2210, famosoraceway.com. National Street Rod Association • Bakersfield April 26, 8:30 a.m. 8 p.m.; April 27, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; April 28, 8:30 a.m. 2 p.m. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 1-547-875-4032, kerncountyfair.com. Fun Ford Weekend • Famoso May 4 - 5. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-2210, famosoraceway.com.
Hiking and Bike Paths
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A bird’s eye view of the Bakersfield Condors. The team is on the road until the Condors return to Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield for games against the Colorado Eagles on Feb. 1 and 2. Schedule and information at bakersfieldcondors.com Super Chevy Show • Famoso May 31 - June 2. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-2210, famosoraceway.com. Saturday Night Nitro • Famoso June 16, July 14, Sept. 7. Features nitro funny cars, dragsters, altered and exhibition cars. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-
2210, fomosoraceway.com Mega Mopar Action • Famoso Oct. 5 -6. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-2210, famosoraceway.com.
Activities Bracket Bash Winter Series • Fomoso Jan. 2527 at the Fomoso Race-
way, 33559 Fomoso Rd., 399-2210. Friday, Test and Tune, Saturday Race 1, Sunday Race 2. Entry fee is $225 includes car and driver and 10 crew tickets. $15 for spectators each day. For more info visit famosoraceway.com Porsche Track Day • Rosamond Offered by
Porsche Owners ClubRacing 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 willowspringsraceway.com.
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: 760-3757967, 760-375-8161, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com TO SUBMIT LISTINGS send by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 823-6360.
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A day trip that really rocks If you’re television or movie fan, then a trip to Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park is the perfect day out. The spectacular sandstone slabs created by the San Andreas Fault has been a popular hotspot for Hollywood since the 1930’s and have provided a backdrop for a variety of blockbusters including Planet of the Apes and the Flintstones, as well as vintage television hits Star Trek and the Lone Ranger and current small screen franchises CSI, NCIS and The Big Bang Theory. Situated just west of the Antelope Valley freeway in the Sierra Pelona mountains, the 905-acre park and its majestic formations that rise some 150 feet or more towards the sky, was named after notorious bandit Tiburcio Vasquez who used the craggy rocks to hide from the law in the late 1800s. Shortly after the turn of he century an enterprising man named Henry Krieg homesteaded the area, constructing cabins and then renting them to visitors until the 1970s when the County of Los Angeles acquired the park. Two years later it was added to the National Register of Historic Places due to its significance as a prehistoric site for the Shoshonean and Tataviam peo-
ples. Today, the park provides a unique outdoor playground with its maze of paths leading around the rock formations, making it easy to find your own adventure with just a good pair of hiking shoes and some water. However, for those that prefer planned activities, the park offers plenty of guided outings including a one-hour Lone Ranger hike, a healthy hike — an adult oriented tour through the park —animal presentations during the cooler months and quarterly stargazing parties. There is also a Nature and Interpretive Center, equestrian programs, a junior ranger program ands seasonal special events. Picnic areas are available. Vasquez Rocks Natural Area and Nature Center is located at 10700 West Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. The drive will take you about an hour and a half from downtown Tehachapi. The Park is open May 1 through September 30, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, and October 1 through April 30 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The area is a desert climate, and park hours will be affected by extreme heat, so call ahead before making the journey.
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Above: The Vasquez Rocks are formations sculpted by 8 to 15 million years of earthquake activity along the San Andreas Fault. Left: The Vasquez Rocks are formations sculpted by 8 to 15 million years of earthquake activity along the San Andreas Fault.
Fish & Wildlife
Catching lobsters with a noose Q&As from the California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Question: Is it legal to catch lobster with a noose? I want to make a sort of noose of PVC pipe and an elastic band (from the sling of a sling spear). This would not at all harm the lobster if caught in the noose. (Anonymous) Answer: No, this is not legal. The only approved methods for sport take of lobster are by hand or with hoop nets (California Code Regulations Title 14, section 29.80).
Capturing largemouth bass for aquarium Question: One of my friends has a large aquarium and is interested in putting some largemouth bass in it. I would like to know what the regulations are for catching a largemouth bass in a local lake and then transporting it live to his tank. It would never be released into a different body of water,
and it would be taken legally. (Azure C.) Answer: Transporting fish alive from the water where they are taken is prohibited (California Code of Regulations, section 1.63). Laws allowing certain species of live fish to be maintained alive in closed-systems do not authorize possession in home aquariums. Your friend can legally buy bass for his or her aquarium from a licensed aquaculturalist, as long as he or she does not release it into the wild.
Selling an old mounted bear head Question: I live in Washington State and need some help with a question that pertains to California rules. I have a friend who lives in California that wants my old mounted bear head for his cabin. It is about 60 years old, been in the family for years and passed around from one member to the other. I tried reading the rules on the Internet about taxi-
dermy things and got confused. I don't want to get in trouble if I send it to him, and I don't want him to get in trouble for having it. It's not for resell, just for his personal use. Would we be breaking any laws if I send it to him? (Sue N.) Answer: It is legal under California law for you to give the bear mount to your friend, and for your friend to possess it for personal use. However, sale within California is prohibited. According to retired California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Capt. Phil Nelms, you will need to check with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to make sure it is legal under their laws. Please provide your friend with as many details as possible regarding the description of the mount, your name and contact information, your friend's name/contact info, etc. A declaration of entry form for any wildlife entering the state is required (Fish and Game Code, section 2353). This form is available online at www.dfg.ca.gov/enforcement/docs/declaration_for m.pdf. It would be best for
Lobster, like this California Spiny Lobster can only be caught by hand or with hoop nets. The use of a noose is illegal. your friend to come pick it up or for you to take it to him. If you ship the item from Washington to California, the packaging must contain the following information as required by federal laws pertaining to wildlife movement from state to state. Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations, § 14.82 Alternatives and exceptions to the marking requirement. (a) The requirements of §14.81 (requires all the information on the outside of the shipping container) may be met by complying with one of the following
alternatives to the marking requirement: (1)(i) Conspicuously marking the outside of each container or package containing fish or wildlife with the word “fish” or “wildlife” as appropriate for its contents, or with the common name of its contents by species, and (ii) Including an invoice, packing list, bill of lading, or similar document to accompany the shipment which accurately states the name and address of the shipper and consignee, states the total number of packages or containers in
the shipment, and for each species in the shipment specifies: (A) The common name that identifies the species (examples include: Chinook (or king) salmon; bluefin tuna; and whitetail deer) and whether or not the listed species is venomous; and (B) The number of that species (or other appropriate measure of quantity such as gross or net weight). The invoice, packing list, bill of lading, or equivalent document must be securely attached to the outside of one container or package in the shipment or otherwise physically accompany the shipment in a manner which makes it readily accessible for inspection. The complete Code of Federal Regulations Title 50 is available online at: www.dfg.ca.gov/enforcement. CARRIE WILSON is a marine biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. While she cannot personally answer everyone’s questions, she will select a few to answer each week. Please contact her at Cal.Outdoors@wildlife.ca.gov.
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Home & Garden Home Cooking That’s
Flavorful and Healthier (Family Features) All across the country, food lovers are cooking up something wholesome and flavorful. They are making a commitment to eating better on their own terms by making more meals at home. They are finding that home cooking with real ingredients is inherently healthier — and it's surprisingly easy. With a few simple changes, you can make a big difference in the healthfulness of everyday meals. “By adding herbs and spices, it's easy to make healthy foods more flavorful. And it's a smart way to freshen up your family's standby recipes while gradually reducing reliance on sugar, sodium or fat,” said Chef Mark Garcia, of the McCormick Kitchens. For freshened-up family favorites, try making these simple, healthful changes that are simply delicious: • Replace the heavy breading on chicken tenders with a flour mixture spiced with paprika, black pepper and oregano. Bake it in the oven to reduce fat and calories. • For a healthier take on beef stew, use low sodium broth and serve over whole grain pasta or brown rice instead of mashed potatoes. • For a delicious twist on traditional chili, try using boneless, skinless chicken breasts with black beans and corn. Pump up the authentic Southwest flavor with cumin, garlic powder and red pepper. Get more recipes like these at www.mccormick.com. You can also join the conversation on Twitter @Spices4Health.
Hearty Beef Stew with Roasted Vegetables Roasting the vegetables before adding them to the stew brings out delicious caramelized flavors. Makes 6 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes • 4 cups cubed winter vegetables (cut into 1/2-inch pieces), such as carrots, butternut squash, parsnips or sweet potatoes • 1 medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided • 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes • 3/4 cup chicken broth • 3 McCormick Bay Leaves • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Thyme Leaves • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Black Pepper, Coarse Ground • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/4 cup dry red wine or apple juice • 3 cups prepared mashed potatoes Preheat oven to 425F. Toss vegetables and onion with 1 tablespoon olive oil on large baking sheet. Roast 20 minutes or until vegetables are golden. Meanwhile, cook and stir beef in remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet on medium-high heat 5 minutes or until beef is browned. Add roasted vegetables, chicken broth, bay leaves, thyme, pepper, salt and wine. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove bay leaves from stew before serving. Serve stew over mashed potatoes. Test Kitchen Tip: If desired, add 2 McCormick Bay Leaves to cooking water when preparing fresh or instant potatoes. For instant mashed potatoes,
remove bay leaves before adding potato flakes. For fresh potatoes, remove bay leaves before mashing. Nutrition information, per serving: Calories: 406; Fat: 18g; Carbohydrates: 33g; Cholesterol: 59mg; Sodium: 745mg; Fiber: 6g; Protein: 28g
Oven-Fried Chicken Boneless chicken is seasoned and oven-fried for great taste that's quick and easy enough for any day of the week. Makes 5 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes • 1/4 cup flour • 1 1/2 teaspoons Lawry's Seasoned Salt • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Oregano Leaves • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Black Pepper, Ground • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves or thighs • 1/4 cup milk • 1 tablespoon butter, melted Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch baking pan with no stick cooking spray. Mix flour, seasoned salt, oregano and pepper in shallow dish. Moisten chicken with milk. Coat evenly with flour mixture. Place chicken in single layer on prepared pan. Drizzle with melted butter. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Test Kitchen Tip: For quicker, more uniform cooking, slice thick chicken breasts in half horizontally or pound chicken breasts thin. Flavor Variation: Use 1 teaspoon McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning or Rosemary Leaves, crushed, in place of the oregano. Nutrition information, per serving: Calories: 190; Fat: 6g; Carbohydrates: 6g; Cholesterol: 80mg; Sodium: 457mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 28g
Chicken Chili with Black Beans and Corn Make a batch of this super spice-rich chili for your next get-together. It doubles easily if you are expecting a crowd.
Makes 8 (1-cup) servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper • 1 cup chopped onion • 1 tablespoon McCormick Paprika • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Oregano Leaves • 1 teaspoon McCormick Cumin, Ground • 1 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Red Pepper, Crushed • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed • 1 can (15 ounces) great Northern beans, drained and rinsed • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained • 1 cup chicken broth • 1 cup frozen corn Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken, bell pepper and onion; cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned. Add paprika, oregano, cumin, garlic powder and red pepper; mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 minutes. Nutrition information, per serving: Calories: 188; Fat: 4g; Carbohydrates: 20g; Cholesterol: 37mg; Sodium: 413mg; Fiber: 6g; Protein: 18g Source: McCormick
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What kills tree care DIY-ers? The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) reviewed 47 civilian tree care accidents reported by the media in 2012. 25 of these accidents were fatal. The average age of the victims was only 61. These sobering statistics are a stark reminder of the inherent dangers for one attempting tree care or tree removal and highlights the need for tree owners to seek out tree care companies with the proper qualifications and equipment to handle the work safely. Tree care is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. Pruning large limbs, felling trees and especially climbing into trees are hazardous activities even for trained professionals. Untrained consumers should think twice before trying to duplicate the work of professionals. Felling trees with a chainsaw may look easy on reality TV, but it's very easy to get it wrong. Two-thirds of the time, the victim was struck by the tree when it fell in an unexpected direction.
Tree care can be dangerous; be aware of the risks involved if you’re going to do it yourself so you don’t become a statistic.
Directional tree felling with a chain saw requires a high level of competency and plenty of experience. Three homeowners were killed
due to a phenomenon known as "barber chair" - when forces acting on the tree cause it to split and kick back violently before it can be completely cut. Three DIY-ers were killed when trees near the one they were cutting fell on them, likely due to the movement of the tree being cut. The thought of cutting with a chain saw from a ladder makes even a professional cringe. It's easy to lose one's balance, and the cut branch typically falls straight down, hitting the ladder with great force. Tree care without proper training or equipment is asking for trouble. Consumers contemplating tree work should assess the risk for attempting the work. Indicators of high risk include: • using a chain saw • working off the ground • cutting off heavy branches • felling any tree • using unfamiliar machinery such as platforms lifts and brush chippers If you are at all uncertain See TREE • Page 15
The Weekender — Friday, January 25, 2013
De-icing salt can harm trees and landscape plants
This is a Hammer How do I replace a leaky dishwasher hose? BY SAMANTHA MAZZOTTA KING FEATURES
Each winter, millions of tons of deicing salt are applied to state and municipal roads to keep them safe for vehicles to travel. Salt is spread near houses to avoid pedestrian injuries. This is necessary for safety, but did you know excessive salt can cause widespread damage to trees possibly leading to permanent decline and even death? According to the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the tree care industry, even severe salt damage might not be visible on a tree until the end of summer, leaving homeowners wondering what might have caused the problem. In some cases, decline might not be visible for years. "Salt deposits migrate to the stems, buds and roots of trees," explains Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP*, staff arborist with TCIA. "This causes disfigured foliage, stunted growth and severe decline in tree health. Salt runoff washes from pavement into the ground, increasing salt levels in the soil." There are steps you can take to ward off tree damage from salt. TCIA recommends taking the following measures: • Avoid use of de-icing salt unless necessary. Mix salt with abrasives such as sand, cinders and ash. • Use alternative de-icing salts such as calcium chloride and calcium magnesium acetate. • Improve drainage of soils. Add organic matter such as activated charcoal or gypsum, and thoroughly leach salt residues from the soil. • Erect barriers between pavement and plants. • Plant trees in locations away from any type of salt spray. • Plant salt-resistant trees in areas where high salt spray is inevitable, i.e. near walkways, driveways or roads. • Provide adequate irrigation and mulching to reduce water loss.
Q: After several days, I finally located the source of a mysterious leak along the inside wall of my basement. The flexible drain pipe from the back of my dishwasher cracked, so that water pours down the kitchen wall behind the cabinet. My dishwasher is pretty old, and I'm not sure I can find a replacement part. Should I just buy a new appliance? — Bart C., Villa Rica, Ga.
When planting trees, plant their locations so they won’t be impacted by salt run-off from winter de-icing or roadways, driveways or sidewalks that can cause harm.
• Prune properly and add fertilizers to correct nutrient deficiency as indicated in spring soil testing. • Control tree damaging diseases and pest infestations. Find a professional A professional arborist can assess your landscape and work with you to determine the safest course of action. Contact the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), a public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture since 1938. It has more than 2,000 member companies who recognize stringent safety and performance standards and who are required to carry liability insurance. TCIA also has the nation's only Accreditation program that helps consumers find tree care companies that have been inspected and accredited based on: adherence to industry, standards for quality and safety; maintenance of trained, professional staff; and dedication to ethics and quality in business practices. An easy way to find a tree care service provider in your area is to use the Find Qualified Tree Care program. You can use this service by calling 1-800-733-2622 or by doing a ZIP code search at www.treecaretips.org.
A: Chances are, you'll be able to find a similar-size replacement at your home-improvement store. And you can always check with the manufacturer, either through a phone call or via its website, to see if the part is still available. At any rate, you don't want the flooding to continue. Unplug the dishwasher (or turn off power at the circuit panel if there is no standard outlet) and gently slide it out of its cabinet so that you can access the hose. Disconnect the hose from the appliance and from the sink trap or garbage disposal, depending on how it was installed. Take the hose to the home-improvement store to find a comparable size and length. (Don't purchase a shorter length, by the way. The hose needs to be set up so
that its middle part is higher than the inlet/outlet connections.) Connect the new hose, first to the sink trap or garbage disposal, then to the dishwasher outlet. Plug the dishwasher back in (or turn on the circuit). Place a piece of plastic along the floor under the outlet and under the sink trap connection, then run the dishwasher empty for a full cycle and monitor for leaks from the connections. If you detect any, adjust the connections until the leak stops. Once the leak is fixed, take a close look at the floor and wall behind the dishwasher as well as the basement ceiling, and note the location and extent of water damage. Damp drywall and flooring may dry without issues, but materials that get repeatedly soaked can develop a mold problem. If you detect mold, the affected drywall or ceiling should be cut out and replaced; flooring may not need replacement, but does need to be treated to remove mold. HOME TIP: Avoid cleaning a dishwasher's interior with bleach or products containing bleach, as it could break down seals and other components. Send your questions or tips to email@example.com, or write This Is a Hammer, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
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about what could happen by attempting your own tree work, contact a qualified tree care professional for help. About the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA): Founded in 1938, TCIA is a public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture. It has more than 2,100 member companies who recognize stringent safety
and performance standards and who are required to carry liability insurance. TCIA also has the nation's only Accreditation program that helps consumers find tree care companies that adhere to industry standards for quality and safety; maintain trained, professional staff; and are dedicated to ethical and professional business practices. With access
to the latest and best safety standards and training, the typical TCIA member company has 50 percent fewer accidents than a typical non-member. If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please contact Amy Tetreault at (603) 314-5380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Practical Money Management
Why you need a social media will BY JASON ALDERMAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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By most estimates, over half of adult Americans haven't written a will stating how their assets should be distributed after death. Fewer still have bothered to appoint someone to make financial and health care decisions on their behalf should they become incapacitated. And now we can add another necessary, but probably overlooked legal document: a social media will. That's right â€“ in this age of email, passwordprotected accounts and social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, the U.S. Government, of all sources, last year pointed out why it's important for people to leave instructions for how they want their online identities handled after death. The government's blog, www.usa.gov, suggests appointing a trusted relative or friend to act as your "online executor," taking responsibility to close your email accounts, social media profiles and blogs after you die. This could easily be an addendum to your will â€” assuming you have one. Suggest actions that will help you write your social media include: Review the privacy policies and the terms and conditions of each website where you have a presence. State how you would like your profiles to be handled. You may want to completely cancel your profile or keep it up for friends and family to visit and share their thoughts. Some sites allow your heirs to create a memorial profile where others can still see your profile but can't post anything new. Give your social media executor a list of all websites where you have a profile, along with your usernames and passwords. Stipulate in your will that the online executor should be given a copy of your death certifi-
cate. He or she may need this as proof in order for websites to take any actions on your behalf. I'd take it one step further and suggest that you also leave instructions for accessing your password-protected devises and accounts including computers, cellphones, and online banking accounts. The last thing you want grieving survivors to have to do is try and guess your account user names and passwords. In case you've been procrastinating about completing a will and other such documents, here's a good motivator: Although wills aren't mandatory, if you don't have one when you die, the state will decide how your estate is settled. Similarly, if you haven't filed financial and healthcare durable powers of attorney, someone else â€” not necessarily the person you wish â€” will make financial and healthcare decisions on your behalf should an accident or illness render you unable. Here are a few things that could go wrong if you don't make your
wishes known: Court-supervised probate could hold up your estate and result in costly fees. Because the state usually awards assets to surviving spouses, children and other relatives, your friends and favored charitable institutions could be left out. With no will, the state decides guardianship for minor children whose parents have died. Your preferences for things like life-support procedures and burial instructions may not be followed exactly. Key documents that can prevent these kinds of scenarios include a will, revocable living trust, financial and health care powers of attorney and a living will. In this Internet era, your legacy will likely live on long after you die. Do your family a favor and spare them from having to deal with these issues by addressing them now. JASON ALDERMAN directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney.
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Pet and Rescue
Lovely Frank Hi, my name is Frank. I'm a healthy, two year old male Maine-Coon mix. I'm neutered with all my shots, dewormed, and I use a kitty box. I was adopted by my owners when I was just a kitten. I have been treated with love and shelter, but for some reason I'm scared of humans, especially small children. I'm looking for a home that loves and adores MaineCoons and is willing to give me lots of love and patience and help me come out of my shell. Is that you? For more information contact the Tehachapi Humane Society at 823-0699 or visit www.tehachapihumane.org.
many bad things in my life (some "person" abandoned me once I was no longer useful in their backyard puppy mill conditions), I was then discarded to fend for myself, one of the low points in my tortured life: My left eye had been removed and there were recent lacerations on my back. Now Hope wants to share her good news: The local veterinarian confirms I'm good as new and ready to be adopted. I’m a five year young, ten pound Chihuahua, and though severely mistreated in the past, I remain very sweet, loving, trusting and have good manners (I’m not a “barker” nor digger, and, hooray, I am housetrained). Why not celebrate the new year together so Hope can be your forever loyal companion? To adopt gentle Hope, please call Marsha, 661-823-7868 or Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP) at 661-823-4100, menu #1.
Sweet Sugar Cookie My name is Sugar Cookie, I’m an adorable eight pound, 1 1/2 year young female Pomeranian mix, with a beautiful silky-soft coat, play could be my middle name, and hooray, I'm housetrained (via doggie door). Save Tehachapi's Orphaned Pets (STOP) rescued me from a high-kill animal shelter, now I have a much-needed second chance at life. All I need is wonderful you to welcome me in to your heart and home. To adopt sweet Sugar Cookie, wait no further, call Marsha, 661-8237868.
only an introduction to become friendly. She needs a family that will keep her indoors and be able to give her a lot of attention and loves. She is laid back but should not be an only kitty due to her extreme social nature. She has very long soft fur that she enjoys having brushed. She is mostly creamy white with some shading on her back. Her forehead, ears and tail is tabby and she had brilliant blue eyes. She looks to be about 1 to 2 years old. She has no bad habits, appears to be very healthy and happy. She will be spayed, fully vaccinated and micro chipped. She has an $85 adoption fee. Call Have a Heart Human Society at 661-750-2261 for more information.
APPOINTMENT TO TEHACHAPI VALLEY RECREATION & PARKS DISTRICT BOARD The Tehachapi City Council is seeking persons to consider for appointment to the Board of Directors of the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District. The term expires on February 3, 2017. Interested persons must reside within the City limits.
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My name is Nibbles, I’m a super-cute 1 1/2 year young, 11 pound male Cairn Terrier mix with gorgeous amber colored eyes, and quite playful (and housetrained). Please call Aleshia, 661-750-1409 or Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets at 661-8234100, menu #2, to adopt nice Mr. Nibbles, your new best friend.
Charming Chanel Charming Chanel is a beautiful Siamese Maine Coon Ragdoll mix. She is extremely loving and affectionate. She does very well with other cats, needing
My name is Snuggles, I’m a pretty 11 month young Chihuahua, delightful, exuberant, playful puppy, know several commands, and I’m housetrained. To adopt snuggly Snuggles into your heart and forever home, please call Glorianna at 661-3000666, 821-1843; or call Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP), 661-823-4100, menu #2, pronto.
Rescue Group Contacts • Tehachapi Humane Society - 823-0699, 21600 Golden Star, Tehachapi. Visit the THS website at www.tehachapihumane.petfinder.org. • Have a Heart Humane Society Society- 750-2261, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Tehachapi. See adoptable dogs at www.haveahearthumanesociety.org. • Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP)- 823-4100, email@example.com, 785 Tucker Road, Tehachapi. Visit the STOP website at www.thestoppers.org. • Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue- Call Zach at 972-3852
or visit www.marleysmutts.com. • Doberman Pinscher SOS-886-1721. Visit the Dobie SOS website at www.dobiesos.net. PET & RESCUE NEWS runs regularly in the Tehachapi News Weekender. The deadline for submissions is at noon each Wednesday for the following week’s paper. Send submissions to:firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call Antony Earley, 823-6370.
Mojave Animal Shelter of the Kern County Animal Control Department 923 Poole Street, Mojave Airport, Mojave 661-824-1030 Licensing Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adoption, Redemption and Intake Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.co.kern.ca.us/acd/
Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 115 South Robinson Street, (661) 822-2200, or by downloading the application at www.tehachapicityhall.com. Completed applications must be returned to City Hall by Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.
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Noteworthy Edison plans new substation BY MATTHEW MARTZ TEHACHAPI NEWS
Southern California Edison has begun the process of upgrading a decades-old power substation in the Cummings Valley. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is currently reviewing Edison’s 783page project application for the new facility that will be situated on an eight-acre unincorporated parcel near the intersection of Pellisier and Dale Roads. The commission will be making sure the construction of the project complies with the California Environmental Quality Act requirements, and if approved, will seek the public’s input in addition to the open public comment session that took place last month. “To date SCE has already addressed numerous stakeholders in the region to address questions and con-
cerns,” SCE spokesperson Paul Klein said. “But there will be an additional period for those living close to the area to provide feedback on the project once the CPUC has made its decision." If there are no delays, the new 66/12 kV Banducci substation will begin its construction phase in the winter of 2013, becoming fully operational by June 2016. The reason for the new substation, according to SCE, is to meet the increasing energy demand in area. During the past five years the Cummings Valley has seen significant load growth of approximately three to four percent per year, with most of the growth occurring in the Bear Valley Springs and Stallion Springs communities that are located more than seven miles west of the existing substation. SCE Regional Manager Cal Rossi said the facility
will not be able to accommodate the anticipated load growth in the area beyond 2016. The new substation would provide muchneeded relief, by transferring the electrical loads of Bear Valley Springs and Stallion Springs from the aging Cummings substation. "This upgrade, which will include new high voltage sub-transmission and distribution lines, will ensure continued safe, reliable utility service for area residents and businesses,” Rossi said. “In addition, the new substation is needed to address reliability and operational flexibility in the region.” The new Banducci substation is just one part of a series of ongoing infrastructure upgrades on lines and substations that SCE is doing throughout the state to keep up with its customer’s rising energy demands.
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The Kern County Grand Jury recently released a report of the review of its Law and Justice Committee. The committee visited the Desert Lake Community Service District on Oct. 9, meeting with the general manager. The committee reviewed past audits, California Form 700’s, board meeting agendas and minutes for 2012 and the Special Distirct Survey for the district. The Desert Lake Community Service District is located at 12200 Del Oro St., in Boron. The Desert Lake Community Service District was formed on Dec. 10, 1957, to supply water, sewer, streetlights, and park maintenance for the community. The district has 238
customers and is governed by an elected fivemember board of directors. The mission of the DLSCD is to service the community with potable water and waste water plant. The DLCSD employs three employees; the general manager, the secretary, and another employee that reads meters and makes general repairs with extensive repairs being contracted out. The Grand Jury committee found that the district is applying for an Arsenic Removal Plant Grant through Proposition 84 funding. There is one working well in the district due to a downhole failure of the second well. If funding is approved for the Arsenic
Removal Plant a replacement well will be drilled. The DLCSD also posts its minutes and agenda on the outside door of the district building, at the Boron Food Mart and at the pizza parlor in Boron. All of the customers in the district are also metered. The DLCSD keeps a large amount of funds in reserve to fulfill a loan agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that requires emergency funds be available. The Grand Jury committe thanks the DLCSD for the courtesy and information provided during their visit. The Grand Jury found nothing to recommend to the Desert Lake Community Service District.
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NASA project wil aid understanding of climate changes Starting this month, NASA will send a autonomously flown research aircraft as high as 65,000 feet altitude over the tropical Pacific Ocean to probe unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere for answers to how a warming climate is changing Earth. The first flights of the Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX), a multi-year airborne science campaign with a heavily instrumented Global Hawk aircraft, will take off from and be operated by NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The Global Hawk is able to make 30hour flights. Water vapor and ozone in the stratosphere can have a large impact on Earth's climate. The processes that drive the rise and fall of these compounds, especially water vapor, are not well understood. This limits scientists' ability to predict how
these changes will influence global climate in the future. ATTREX will study moisture and chemical composition in the upper regions of the troposphere, the lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere. The tropopause layer between the troposphere and stratosphere, from about eight miles to 11 miles above Earth's surface, is the point where water vapor, ozone and other gases enter the stratosphere. Studies have shown even small changes in stratospheric humidity may have significant climate impacts. Predictions of stratospheric humidity changes are uncertain because of gaps in the understanding of the physical processes occurring in the tropical tropopause layer. ATTREX will use the Global Hawk to carry instruments to sample this layer near the equator off the coast of Central America. "The ATTREX payload will provide unprecedented measurements of
the tropical tropopause," said Eric Jensen, ATTREX principal investigator at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. "This is our first opportunity to sample the tropopause region during winter in the northern hemisphere when it is coldest and extremely dry air enters the stratosphere." Led by Jensen and project manager Dave Jordan of Ames, ATTREX scientists installed 11 instruments in the NASA Global Hawk. The instruments include remote
sensors for measuring clouds, trace gases and temperatures above and below the aircraft, as well as instruments to measure water vapor, cloud properties, meteorological conditions, radiation fields and numerous trace gases around the aircraft. Engineering test flights conducted in 2011 ensured the aircraft and instruments operated well at the very cold temperatures encountered at high altitudes in the tropics, which can reach minus 115 degrees
Fahrenheit. Six science flights are planned between Jan. 16 and March 15. The ATTREX team also is planning remote deployments to Guam and Australia in 2014. Scientists hope to use the acquired data to improve global model predictions of stratospheric humidity and composition. The ATTREX team consists of investigators from Ames and three other NASA facilities; the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The team also includes investigators from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Center for Atmospheric Research, academia, and private industry. ATTREX is one of the first investigations in NASA's new Ventureclass series of low- to moderate-cost projects. The Earth Venture missions are part of NASA's
Earth System Science Pathfinder Program managed by Langley. These small, targeted science investigations complement NASA's larger science research satellite missions. ATTREX is one of several active science missions that will be featured during a NASA Airborne Science Mission media day at Dryden on Jan. 25. Reporters interested in attending should submit requests for credentials to Dryden's Public Affairs Office by Jan. 11, either by email at DrydenPAO@nasa.gov or by telephone at 661-2763449. Media representatives wishing to participate must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens on assignment from a verifiable media organization. No substitutions of noncredentialed personnel will be allowed. For more information about the ATTREX mission, visit: http://espo.nasa.gov/mi ssions/attrex
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‘Revitalize Mojave’ effort will be honored March 7 Citizen group Revitalize Mojave will be recognized with an award for its new vision plan project that improves Mojave’s physical environment. The private-public partnership will be just one of 16 individuals, organizations and programs honored for making major contributions to the quality of life in Kern County during the Kern Council of Governments’ 22nd annual Regional Awards of Merit Program on March 7 in Bakersfield. As decided by a Kern COG Board subcommittee, and recognized for their innovative, cooper-
ative efforts, recipients are divided among nine broad categories, which includes local government, community involvement, transportation, environmental resources, distinguished leadership by a public group or individual, distinguished leadership by an elected official, lifetime achievement by a public official, and lifetime achievement by an elected official. The other recipient in the local government category is the Shafter Schools Project, while the remainder of the recipients were selected as follows: Community Involvement
Continued efforts to revitalize the town of Mojave are being recognized by a county-side group on March 7. Ridgecrest Military Banner Program East Bakersfield High School, M.O.V.E Program and Peace Freedom and Love Club advisors; Cody Bema, Henri Blane and
Don Ott Elisabeth Newman of Wasco The Tree Foundation of Kern Kern Valley State Prison employees
Transportation Golden Empire Transit Ken Volpe Environmental Resources Kern County environmental group Kern Green, the City of Bakersfield’s Solid Waste Department, and Recreation and Park Department, Uplands of Kern River Parkway Project. Darrel Hildebrand Distinguished Leadership – Public Group or Individual CEO William Michael Leming of District Desert Empire Fairgrounds Darrel Hildebrand Distinguished Leadership – Elected Official Taft Councilman Randy Miller
Ronald E. Brummett Lifetime Achievement – Public Official Chuck Michel of Golden Empire Transit District Ronald E. Brummett Lifetime Achievement—Elected Official Mayor Garry Nelson of Shafter and Ridgecrest City Councilmember Steve Morgan The awards banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on March 7 at the Petroleum Club on the 12th floor of the Stockdale Tower, 5060 Stockdale Highway in Bakersfield. Cost is $40 per person, which includes a dinner buffet. Reservations are due by noon March 5, by calling (661) 861-2191.
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The Weekender — Friday, January 25, 2013
IRS warns about fake website The Internal Revenue Service has issued a warning about a new tax scam that uses a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page. The actual IRS e-Services page offers web-based products for tax preparers, not the general public. The phony web page looks almost identical to the real one. The IRS gets many reports of fake websites like this, and warns the public that criminals use these sites to lure people into providing personal and financial information that may be used to steal the victim’s money or identity. The address of the official IRS website is www.irs.gov. Don’t be misled by sites claiming to be the IRS but ending in .com, .net, .org or other designations instead of .gov.
If you find a suspicious website claiming to be the IRS or receive an unsolicited email that appears to be from the IRS, send the site’s URL by email to email@example.com. Use the subject line, 'Suspicious website'. Be aware that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. The IRS has information at www.irs.gov that can help you protect yourself from tax scams of all kinds. Search the site using the term “phishing.”
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Rent to own or buy $79,500 2+1, 2 car gar, 790 SF, totally remodeled. See on Craigslist 209 E I St. Mike 760-382-5044
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17250 Carlisle, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath & Office, Horse Property, Spanish Style, 2 car garage, W/D hook-ups, laundry rm, new carpet, all appliances included. $1,300/mo + security deposit. 106 Mesquite St., 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Very nice, fireplace, built-in Oak Cabinets, 2 car garage, W/D hook-ups, A/C. $1,300/mo + security deposit.
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315 West E St., 3 Bedroom,1 Bath - small but cute. Carport/Garage, W/D hook-ups. $900/mo + security deposit. No Cats. 18917 Chery Lane, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath. 5 Acres Horse property, 1 Car Garage, fireplace, refrigerator included. $1,350/mo + security deposit.
APARTMENTS LISTINGS 21251 Golden Hills Blvd. #D, 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath. Fenced Back Yard, W/ D hook-ups, attached garage & A/C. $900.00/mo+ security deposit. 21281 McIntosh, #2, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Nicely landscaped, close to town. Available after 1-1-13. $800.00/mo+ security deposit. 21101 Santa Barbara, #C, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. W/D hook-ups. $750.00/mo+ security deposit. OPEN MONDAY – FRIDAY 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 20041 Valley Blvd Ste. 1
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You are #1 with us. WONDERFUL 2BR/1.75BA +Den/Office home located near the golf course, country club, year round outdoor swimming pool and lighted tennis courts. On sewer & natural gas. $134,000 #9965065
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OWNER MAY CARRY on this gorgeous 3BR/2BA Log Cabin home located on 1.72 acres. Featuring a stone stack fireplace in the LR, jetted tub in master BR & wonderful loft. Relax viewing the beautiful pines from the deck! $219,900 #9965217
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U CED RE D RUSTIC TRI-LEVEL RETREAT! Unique & private 4BR/2.5BA, apprx. 2,403 sq.ft. floorplan freshly painted and ready to move into! Featuring 1 BR downstairs with full bathroom,1 BR upstairs and 2 Br on the main level. Call about the special financing! $169,900 #9965021
WONDERFUL! 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! $144,500 #9965611
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39 18 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
GOLFER’S DREAM! Wonderful 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,938sq. ft. custom home on golf course at the 5th fairway near green, with mountain views. Lots of natural light through generous windows! Also on sewer and natural gas! $259,900 #9964993
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LIVE IT UP! Large 4BR/3.5BA home on 2.43 acres. Apprx. 3,648 sq.ft., generoussized 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! Now: $179,900 #9965669
COUNTRY RETREAT Nestled in the hills on two lots for approx 4.95 acres, this 2BR/2BA Manufactured home offers apprx. 1,560 sq.ft . Recently updated with dual pane windows & fresh paint inside and out. Solar panels, storage shed, 2 private wells + storage tank & great views! $170,000 #9965205
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FANTASTIC LOCATION! Beautifully renovated 3BR/2.5BA home on the 6th Fairway of Oak Tree Golf Course across from 4-Island Lake. Awesome views. LR w/fireplace, Formal DR. On natural gas & sewer. $329,000 #9965552
COLDWELL OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE BANKER BEST #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 REALTY Note: The numbers in this graph represent the sum of the listing sides and the selling sides of closed home transactions within the geographic boundaries of the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for the top ten offices. This data is for the period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. This information is deemed to be reliable, but has not been verified and is not guaranteed by the MLS. Not included are 148 sides sold in the local area by over 33 other offices or the 128 sides sold outside the designated geographic boundaries of the Tehachapi MLS by MLS member offices.
AMAZING 4BR/3BA View Home on 3 combined lots, apprx. 3,172 sq.ft., surrounded by oak trees, Skylights, & unique Craftsmanship at every angle. 2 fireplaces, 2 LG living areas on main & lower levels. $325,000 #9964730
MUST SEE! Great location in West GH, 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. Now: $128,250 #9965506
GREAT WEST GOLDEN HILLS LOCATION Awesome views of Tehachapi from this 3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 2,376 sq.ft. home on a very nice .48 acre lot w/27 oak trees plus. 2 fireplaces, 2-story wood deck, formal dining, game/activity room, laundry shoot & RV parking w/full hookups & fully fenced yard. $329,000 #9964724
825 ASPEN DR.
U CED RE D COUNTRY OAKS LOCATION! on 2.81 acres with beautiful oak trees. 3BR/3BA, apprx. 2,623 sq.ft remodeled home, LG country kitchen, custom built-in cabinetry & granite countertops. Horses okay! $489,900 #9965328
VERY NICE 2BR/1BA home, apprx 1,116 sq.ft on a corner lot in Tehachapi City. Recently remodeled with newer sinks, faucets, wall heater, flooring, water heater, range. Bonus room could be used as a family room or bedroom since it has a closet. Very clean. $99,700 #9965702 COME SEE! 1-4
22331 PINTO WAY
600 S. DENNISON RD. #42
BEAUTIFUL, UPGRADED HOME in, on over an acre with awesome views & on natural gas! 3BR/2BA,apprx 1,844 sq.ft, beautiful mahogany interior doors throughout, F/P in GT RM & newer HVAC. Must see! $239,000 #9965701 COME SEE! 10-1
WONDERFULLY ROOMY 2004 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,456 sq.ft., LG living room, kitchen with island & large pantry includes refrigerator. Laundry room with washer & dryer. Master bath has garden tub & separate shower, lots of room. Tuff Shed in the carport area. Gated, senior park. $52,000 #9965620 COME SEE! 1-4
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CUTE HOME ON CULDE-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
HORSE PROPERTY IN THE CITY! 3BR/ 2BA, apprx. 1,440 sq.ft home on 1.82 acres! Generous land for toys and parking in rear of yard. Pleasant country views and conveniently close to restaurants and shopping. $132,500 #9965722
4 UNITS conveniently located in the City of Tehachapi. Each unit is apprx. 816 sq.ft., and 2BR/1BA. There is also a separate laundry room. Every unit rented. Call for details and for showings. $219,900 #9965134
WONDERFULLY INVITING! 2BR/2BA, apprx. + Den, 1,600 sq.ft, open floor plan manufactured home in the Willow Springs Park. Fireplace, large formal dining area, breakfast area off kitchen, across the street from the recreation center. Waiting for you! $38,000 #9965725
GO GREEN! in this beautiful home on 1.83 acres! Imagine–No electric bill, no water bill! This home is spacious and open, 3BR/ 2BA, split-wing w/huge country kitchen, sunny dining area, FP in living rm. $139,900 #9965253
EXCEEDINGLY COMFORTABLE Hacienda-style 3BR/2.75BA, apprx 2,249 sq.ft. home on Old Town Road. Arched walkway, mature landscaping surrounds the home for privacy, tile roof, upgraded and lovingly maintained over the years. Fenced and cross fenced with metal security gate at entrance. Large red barn & shed. $345,000 #9965819
FARM/APPLE ORCHARD ON HWY 202! 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, 1Ba, full kitchen & Apt. Now: $299,000 #9965203
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
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LOVELY 4BR/2BA home. New roof, flooring, countertops, fixtures, cabinets, etc. Great granite kitchen and baths + lovely inground POOL! Near Horsethief Golf Course! Great views & large front yard! Must See! $229,000 #9965329
GORGEOUS 3BR/2BA , apprx. 1,953 sq.ft. home, very well-maintained w/ lots of amenities incl. granite counters in kitch. & bath., built-in stainless steel kitchen appl., pantry, stacked stone fireplace, custom cabinetry, tile flooring and upgraded fixt. 40 yr comp roof, boxed eves, manicured landscaping, circular driveway & slate patio $379,900 #9965122
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
GREAT HOME WITH DETACHED GUEST QUARTERS 3BR/2BA, apprx 2,207 sq.ft, vaulted ceiling, & open floor plan. Guest quarters includes one large room w/bath and partial kitchen. Sold as is. Needs some TLC and your personal touch. $198,900 #9965510
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3BR/2BA Nice large unit, newer carpet $750 + $750 sec. & tile