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

Live music

Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994. Josh Abbott Band • Bakersfield Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets: vallitix.rdln.com.

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

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

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

Classics Rule • Ridgecrest Jan. 25 26, 7:30 p.m. Chamber concert, Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900, matmus6@maturnago.org.

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.

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

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

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

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,

Ridgecrest Brass Ensemble • Ridgecrest Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Chamber Concert, Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-3756900, matmus6@maturnago.org. See MORE UPCOMING • Page 5

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

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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. Geezers • Tehachapi Folk music, during the dinner hours, Jan. 11, Apple Shed, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333. Art Larson • Tehachapi Clarinet, during the dinner hours, Jan. 12, Apple Shed, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333. Craig Shaw • Tehachapi Folk music, during the dinner hours, Sunday, Jan. 13 and 27. Apple Shed, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333. Mountain Pass Oldies • Tehachapi Jan. 18, during the 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.

Concerts Cody Bryant • Bakersfield Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: bakersfieldcca.org. Blue Mustard • Tehachapi Jan. 18, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St.

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Jackson Browne • Bakersfield Jan. 31, 8 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com. Jann Klose • Tehachapi Feb. 1, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994. Clint Black • Bakersfield Feb. 2, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com. Styx • Bakersfield Feb. 4, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com. Verdi & Wagner: 200th Birthday Celebration • Bakersfield Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or ticketmaster.com. Buddy Alan Owens-The Buckaroos • Bakersfield Feb. 8 and 9, 7:30 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets: vallitix.rdln.com 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:

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‘Almost, Maine’ will open at the BeeKay Theater Jan. 18 BY KARL SCHUCK CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The ultra-Romantic comedy "Almost, Maine," opens at the BeeKay Theatre Jan 18 for a three-week run guided by popular Tehachapi Community Theatre director Karl Schuck. John Cariani's script has been a stealth hit across the USA, and is currently one of the most produced shows across the country. "The story features 19 residents of the tiny town of Almost, situated in upper Maine. Each of the 9 couples are dealing with the magic of love made manifest in their lives. It's a perfect mood-setter for your Valentine's Day," noted Schuck. "Each of the stories has a special quirky magic to it. It's not an urban play, really, and it didn't do well in New York, but since then it has received hundreds much-acclaimed productions, leaving cheering audiences in its wake everywhere it plays. I think it's a perfect Tehachapi play, celebrating small town life." Shows are Friday and Saturday nights Jan 18, 19, 25, 26, Feb 1 and 2 at 7:30 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm on Jan 27 and Feb 3. "Author Cariani is an actor, and originally wrote the scenes as audition pieces for himself and a partner, resulting in funny, moving and glorious moments. After all, who writes bad scenes for himself?" concluded Schuck.

Spencer James, Eric Leiss, Thaer Irvin, Rick Gould, Kendric Bertram and Emily Stults-Estrella all with long lists of TCT roles. Tehachapi resident James Carhart, a Hollywood and special events designer, is also making his TCT debut with sets and special effects. Lighting by JC Washburn, with other specialists including Jacob Witter, Doreen Burr, Jonathan Hall and Cody Steinbach. Tickets and more details at www.tctonstage.com

Featured in TCT's production of "Almost, Maine" are (l to r) Spencer James, Lucas Jochem, Rick Gould, Dave Shacklock, Monica Nadon, Heather Ringle, Daniela Peregrina and Emily Stults-Estrella. The romantic comedy opens Jan 18 at the BeeKay Theatre. Details at www.tctonstage.com (Photo by Gary Mazzola) While the cast contains a galaxy of familiar talents, such as Heather and Lanie Ringle, a mom and daughter team (who appear is separate romances) there are also many new faces making their TCT debuts including Lucas Jochem, Elmer Acevedo and

Christine Maag. Two recent additions to TCT's family are Daniela Peregrina who first appeared in last fall's Playwrights' Festival, and Opal Lawler who debuted in "A Christmas Carol." Among the tried and true are Dave Shacklock, Monica Nadon,

Playwright and actor John Cariani, perhaps familiar as CSU Tech Julian Beck on television's Law and Order, began work on "Almost, Maine" as audition scenes for himself. They later became the full-length romantic comedy that is among the most-produced plays in America at the present time. TCT's production opens Jan 18 at the BeeKay Theatre.

Blue Mustardat Fiddlers Crossing

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

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More upcoming events Continued from Page 3

Reckless Kelly • Bakersfield Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets: vallitix.rdln.com. Kray Van Kirk • Tehachapi Mar. 9, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “Fâ€? St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “Fâ€? St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994. Karl Orff: Carmina Burana • Bakersfield Karl Orff, Mar. 9, 8 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or ticketmaster.com. New Directions Veterans Choir • Bakersfield Mar. 10, 3 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: bakersfieldcca.org. 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, matmus6@maturnago.org.

Bakersfield Mar. 23, 5 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: bakersfieldcca.org.

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

Dave Stamey • Tehachapi Mar. 24, 3 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “Fâ€? St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “Fâ€? St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994.

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

Claude Bourbon • Tehachapi Mar. 29, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “Fâ€? St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “Fâ€? St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994. Dana Hubbard • Tehachapi April 6, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “Fâ€? St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “Fâ€? 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. 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30,0 Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

Performances Hair Spray • Lancaster Now through Feb. 3, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Matinee, Sunday 2 p.m. It’s Only Tuesday Production-Arbor Community Theatre, 858 W. Jackman. 726-9355, iotprod.com.

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Hell and Mr. Fudge Film Screening • Bakersfield Jan. 19, 7 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com. The Tempest • Lancaster Jan. 8, 19 and 20, various times., Lancaster Performing Arts (Black Box), 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: lpac.org.

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.

Nunset Blvd • Lancaster Jan. 20, 3 p.m., Lancaster Performing Arts (Main Stage), 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: lpac.org. Almost Maine • Tehachapi Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, Feb. 1, 2, 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 2 p.m. Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St. Tickets: tctonstage.com.

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.

The Other F Word • Bakersfield Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 2001 H St. Tickets: foxtheatreonline.com.

Activities Very beginning acrylic painting • Bakersfield Saturdays, 1 - 4 p.m. (no classes Jan. 12 and 19. Bakersfield Art Association, 1817 Eye St. 205-3488, tlframer@gmail.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.

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Christopher Titus: Scarred for Life • Bakersfield Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., The Fox

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• 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, bradshawartist@earthlink.net. 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. Polymer Clay classes • Bakersfield Classes for children and adults. Jan. 17, 24 and 30, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Bakersfield Art Association. 1817 Eye St. 366-3485, uurevbyrd@hotmail.com Animation class • Lancaster Fridays,

Jan. 4 - 25,Fridays, Feb. 1 - March 22, 6 - 7:30 Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Open Studio • Lancaster Explore new mediums. Saturdays, Jan. 5 -26, 1 - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 2 -23, 1 - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, March 2- 23, 1 - 5 p.m. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Potter’s wheel • Lancaster Saturdays, Jan. 5 -26, 3 - 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays Feb. 2 - 23, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 2 - 23, 3 - 4:30 p.m. D’s Ceramics, Lancaster Market Place 2330 Mall Loop Dr. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Floral design • Lancaster Mondays, Jan. 7 -28, 6:60 - 8:30 p.m. AV Florist, 1302 W. Avenue J. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Beginning drawing VII• Bakersfield Jan. 8, 15, 22 and Feb. 5, 13, 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 760-376-6604, bakersfieldartassociation.org. Watercolor Painter’s • Bakersfield Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and Feb. 5, 12 and 19, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 760-3766604, bradshawartist@earthlink.net. Beyond point & shoot photography • Lancaster Beginner classes: Wednesdays, Jan. 9 - Feb. 13, Wednesdays, Feb. 20 - March 22; 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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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. Beginning Drawing II • Bakersfield Jan. 17, 24 and 31, Thursdays, 1- 4 p.m. 760-376-6604. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., bakersfieldartassociation.org. Fundamentals of acrylic painting • Lancaster Sundays, Jan. 13 - Feb. 24 and Sundays, Mar. 3 - April 7; 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca.org/recreation. Introduction to classical drawing • Lancaster Saturdays, Jan. 13 - March 24, 2 - 5 p.m. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Making Art • Bakersfield Six week adult workshop, Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through March 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R St. Call 323- 7219 for sign-up. bmoa.org. Family photography course • Lancaster Tuesdays, Jan. 15 - Feb. 5, 7 8:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Feb. 12 - March 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, March 12 April 2, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 7236077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Experimental Watercolor Studio • Bakersfield ‘Challenge of the Month’ Jan. 21, 9 a.m. to noon. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St. 348-4717, pegoliver@ix.netcom.com. Learn basic Japanese • Lancaster Beginners: Wednesdays, Jan. 23 through Feb. 27, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Advanced: Wednesdays, March 6 through April 10. Lancaster City Park Game Room, 43063 10th Street West. 723-6077. cityoflancasterca.org/recreation.

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 • Lancaster 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, matmus6@maturnago.org. Desert Wildflower Festival • Ridgecrest April 12 - 15 7:30 p.m. Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900, matmus6@maturnago.org.

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.

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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 3237219, or bmoa.org for more information.

Exhibitions Mada Leach - Rock Artist • Ridgecrest Jan. 11, 12, 13, 7:30 p.m. Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900, matmus6@maturnago.org. 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

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, bakersfieldhomeSee MORE UPCOMING • Page 7


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Upcoming events Continued from Page 6

Antelope Valley Home Show • Lancaster Mar. 22 - 24. Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H.

Kern River Whitewater Festival • Kernville April 20- 21, begins at 10 a.m. Riverside Park, Kern River Council, 818-340-3083, kernvilleriversidepark.com.

Boat, RV & Outdoor Living Show • Bakersfield April 5 -7. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 1-800725-0793, calshows.com.

Twilight Tours - Feline Conservation Center • Rosamond April 27, June 22, Sept. 21, 5 p.m. Tickets and information: cathouse-fcc.org, 256-3793.

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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, wendy@avfair.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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OK to take indefinitely? I wonder about Nexium. My doctor told me to take any acid reducer that works. What do you consider the best long-term

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chocolate, tomatoes, citrus fruit and caffeine. You prevent nighttime heartburn by putting 6-inch blocks under the bedposts at the head of your bed. In that position, gravity keeps stomach acid in the stomach. Weight reduction almost always lessens symptoms. I like your doctor's approach. Use the cheapest medicine that keeps you free of pain. Antacids often can fit the bill: Tums, Rolaids, Mylanta, Maalox and the many others. The most effective medicines are those called proton pump inhibitors: Dexilant, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Protonix and Aci-

pHex, some of which are available without a prescription. They practically turn off acid production. Some doctors like to have their patients stop use after a year to see if symptoms remit. If they do, so much the better. Less expensive are Tagamet, Pepcid, Zantac and Axid, which cut back on acid production and are obtainable without prescription. One downside of indefinite use of proton pump inhibitors is the possibility of vitamin B-12 deficiency. Acid is needed to absorb it. The same goes for iron, calcium and magnesium. The booklet on heart-

burn (GERD) explains this common condition in great detail, along with its treatments. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 501W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DR. DONOHUE regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 2012 North America Synd., Inc., all rights reserved.

Prostate cancer support meeting will be on Jan. 31 Early detection, key words for the successful treatment of any cancer, including prostate cancer which is not easily detected. All too often, men regard the symptoms more as an annoyance, than as something to be worried about. Frequent urination (especially at night), urgency, hesitancy are among the early symptoms to be aware of. Ladies, if your man is experiencing any of these, worry about it! Years ago, the first

and (almost) only treatment for prostate cancer was a radical prostatectomy… radical meaning men were left with a very long scar and quite possibly, suffered longterm side effects such as incontinence and/or erectile dysfunction. Today there are a number of better options which are less invasive and have fewer side effects. They include: robotic surgery, cryosurgery, androgen deprivation,

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mother, or sister of a man who needs more information about prostate cancer, you are invited to come to a meeting of T-PCIG. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month at the Tehachapi Hospital, 115 W. E Street. The next one is on January 31 at 7 PM in the Conference Room, just east of the Hospital Main Entrance. Call Rex, 661821-0949 or Ray, 661203-8297 for further information.

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

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

Cycling Groups 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. 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.

Crossfit 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.

Gymnastics Gymnastics for Kids • Lancaster Ages 5 - 12, Saturdays, Jan. 5 -26, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays, Feb, 2 -23, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Ages 3 - 4. Saturdays. Jan. 5 - 26, 10 - 10:45 a.m. and Saturdays, Feb. 2 - 23, 10 - 10:45 a.m. 824 W. Avenue L-6. 7236077, 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. 822-3228, tvrpd.org. Zumba • Tehachapi Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m. 126 S. Snyder Ave. 822-3228, tvrpd.org. Adult Exercise • California City Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 10350 Heather Ave. 760-373-3530 californiacityparksandrec.com Tai Chi • California City Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:45 a.m. 10350 Heather Ave. 760-3733530 californiacityparksandrec.com

Runs & Walks Yokuts Park Fun Runs • Bakersfield Sponsored by the Bakersfield Track Club in cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks & Recreation Dept., free. One, two, three or five mile runs starting at 7 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Yokuts Park, off Empire Drive, north of the Truxtun Avenue extension. Info: bakersfieldtrackclub.com. Color Me Rad 5K • Bakersfield Feb. 16, 10 a.m. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 833-4900, kerncountyfair.com.

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. 723-6077, 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 Jan. 8 29, Feb. 5 -26 and Mar. 5 -26. All class times are 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., 44933 Fern Ave. 723-6077, 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.

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

Activities

Auto Track Day • Rosamond Offered by ALFA Romero Club, a chance to drive fast a controlled environment. Jan. 19-20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Willow Springs International Motorsports Park, 3500 75th St. West, 256-6666 or willowspringsraceway.com.

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

Auto Track Day • Rosamond Offered by Extreme Speed, a chance to drive fast in a safe environment. Jan. 19-20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Willow Springs International Motorsports Park, 3500 75th St. West, 256-6666 or willowspringsraceway.com.

Motorcycles • Rosamond Offered by Motoyard, a chance to ride at high speeds in a safe environment. Jan 12, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Willow Springs International Motorsports Park, 3500 75th St. West, 256-6666 or willowspringsraceway.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

Famosa May 4 - 5. Famosa Raceway, 33559 Famosa Rd. 399-2210, famosaraceway.com. Super Chevy Show • Famosa May 31 - June 2. Famosa Raceway, 33559 Famosa Rd. 399-2210, famosaraceway.com.

Harlem Globetrotters • Bakersfield Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave., Tickets: 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.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 •

Hiking and Bike Paths Nelson Range Petroglyph Site • Ridgecrest Jan. 19, 7:30 a.m. at the Ridgecrest Cinema parking lot. Information: 760375-7967, 760-375-8161, dennis93555@yahoo.com, jnichols@ridgecrest.ca.us. 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: 760-375-7967, 760-375-8161, dennis93555@yahoo.com, jnichols@ridgecrest.ca.us. TO SUBMIT LISTINGS send by email to: editorial@tehachapinews.co m or call 823-6360.

New name for former Dept. of Fish and Game

Import Face-Off • Famosa Feb. 10, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Famosa Raceway, 33559 Famosa Rd. 3992210, famosaraceway.com.

March Meet - Quarter Mile Drag Racing • Famosa March 7 - 10. Famosa Raceway, 33559 Famosa Rd. 399-2210, famosaraceway.com.

or willowspringsraceway.com.

The California Dept. of Fish and Game (DFG) became the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), effective Jan. 1. The new name was mandated by AB 2402, which was signed Sept. 25 by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and is one of numerous provisions passed into law during 2012 that affect the department. “The name of the department was changed to better reflect our evolving responsibilities,” said Dept. Director Charlton H. Bonham. “As our role has grown to meet 21st century

expectations, we remain committed to our traditional responsibilities and to honoring our deep roots in California’s natural resources legacy.” Traditionally known as game wardens, the department’s law enforcement staff will now be called wildlife officers.  Californians will notice new Internet (www.wildlife.ca.gov) and email addresses for CDFW employees. The old URL and email addresses will continue to work indefinitely. Many department materials will continue to bear the old name because AB 2402 reduced the cost associated with the name change by preventing CDFW from undergoing a wholesale turnover of materials, including signs, uniforms and supplies. The mission of the department continues to be “to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.”  In furtherance of that mission, the department carries out numerous responsibilities related to the commercial, recreational, educational and scientific use and enjoyment of California’s natural resources. 


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Journey

California Hot Springs offers a great day trip Just about a two hour drive from Tehachapi — and definitely off the beaten track — you'll find the familyfriendly California Hot Springs Resort, a perfect day trip destination. The historic mountain resort is within Giant Sequoia National Monument in the mountains of Tulare County. Nestled alongside Deer Creek, the resort features an olympic size pool and two spas that are filled with naturally heated water from nearby springs; in fact, they have to cool the water before it goes in the pool! There are changing rooms and access to the pool is for the day. A day pass for the pool and spa is $10 for adults and $5 for children. You can get a discount if you’re staying in the RV park across the street. California Hot Springs was founded in 1882 and developed as a health resort. In the early 1800s, the native Yokuts channeled the hot springs water into hollowed-out logs. They would then soak in these "tubs" to relieve the pain of rheumatism from

sleeping on damp ground. You'll find lots of history on the walls of the resort's recreation hall that was built in 1926 and restored and reopened in the mid-80s. A gift shop, store and deli round out the accommodations and there is an RV park across the road. And be sure you check out the giant water wheel on Deer Creek just outside the back door. Something to keep in mind — California Hot Springs Resort is always closed on Thursdays; otherwise, hours vary seasonally, so call ahead (661548-6582) to confirm hours. Or visit the website: cahotsprings.com. To reach California Hot Springs Resort from Tehachapi, travel west on Highway to Bakersfield, then north on Highway 99 to the Highway 65 (Porterville) exit; head north on Highway 65 to Ducor, then head east on Avenue 56, past the junction at Fountain Springs. The resort is just past the entrance (no admission charge) to Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Water from nearby hot springs actually has to be cooled before it goes in the pool at the California Hot Springs Resort, about a two hour drive from Tehachapi.

Fish and Wildlife

What can be done to control feral pigs? Q&As from the California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: Our class is working on invasive species and would really appreciate it if you could help us with one question. How does the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) help with the control of feral pigs? If you could email us back the answer, we would greatly appreciate it (The Alien Hunters or Pam K.). Answer: It is great to hear from young citizens who are interested in wildlife issues and are actively seeking to educate themselves about these topics! According to DFG Statewide Wild Pig Program Coordinator Marc Kenyon, the California Legislature in 1957 classified the wild pig as a game mammal which then allowed the DFG to manage them as wildlife and regulate their harvest. The DFG is the agency with responsibility over game animals in the state and because this classification is in

statute, only legislative action could change it. However, the California Fish and Game Commission, a separate entity, has recognized that damage from wild pigs does occur and to that end, a policy has been put into effect that states: "The wild pig population of the state must be controlled to minimize the threat of increasing damage to California's native plant and animals, to agricultural operations and to park and recreational activities from the foraging habits of the animals. Consistent with State law and regulations, the DFG will prepare and recommend to the Commission regulations which enhance recreational hunting and facilitate the issuing of depredation permits and/or other legally available means to alleviate this problem." Please visit the Fish and Game Commission's website to understand the difference between the Department of Fish

and Game and the Fish and Game Commission: www.fgc.ca.gov/public/i nformation/. Similar to the Commission, the DFG works to minimize the impacts pigs cause. To achieve this, we work with private citizens, other government organizations and natural resources conservation partners to, among other things: 1) curtail the spread of wild pigs; 2) protect agricultural, archaeological and environmental resources and private property from damage caused by wild pigs; and 3) facilitate the removal of pigs causing damage. To curtail the spread of wild pigs, our wardens enforce laws that

restrict the intentional movement of wild pigs from one area to another. We also enlist the help of sport hunters. By educating hunters about the locations of pigs in the state, we feel that we can direct hunters to areas of the state that either have new populations of pigs or serve as 'source populations.' To protect our state's precious resources and private property, we have worked with conservation partners and private landowners alike to facilitate the construction of wildlifefriendly but pig-resistant fences to exclude pigs from certain areas. For example, we are working with the U.S. Bureau of

Reclamation to construct a fence that will exclude pigs from newly restored riparian habitat in Colusa County. The DFG may issue '”depredation” permits to authorize the permit holder to use lethal control methods to reduce the number of wild pigs on their property and in turn reduce the amount of damage caused. The DFG encourages property owners to allow sport hunters to hunt wild pigs. Based on surveys of sport hunters and returned sport hunting wild pig tags, the DFG believes that roughly 5,000 to 10,000 wild pigs are killed each year by sport hunters. Over the last 10 years, an average of 55,062 wild pig tags have been sold each year. This has resulted in average revenue each year of nearly $800,000, which helps to fund our management activities. As you can see, the State Legislature, the Fish and Game Commission and the Department of Fish and Game are dedicated to managing wild pigs to reduce their spread and the damage

they cause. We rely on our lawmakers to craft intelligent laws, our biologists to understand the species, and our wardens to catch the law breakers. We all work as one unit to control wild pigs.

Crab Hawk Traps Question: I bought a "crab hawk-like" castable crab trap at a major sporting goods store in Northern California. Can I use this in San Francisco Bay or in the ocean? I have used this same trap in Washington State. (Cris C.) Answer: No, crab hawk traps are not legal to use in California. For crab regulations, please check the crustaceans section of the current Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations booklet, available wherever sport fishing licenses are sold, at your local DFG office, and online at www.dfg.ca.gov/regulations. CARRIE WILSON is a marine biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game. While she cannot personally answer everyone’s questions, she will select a few to answer each week. Please contact her at CalOutdoors@dfg.ca.gov.


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Home & Garden The Kitchen Diva

Help for the common cold BY ANGELA SHELF MEDEARIS KING FEATURES

Like many people, I try different methods to avoid catching a cold or flu during the winter. Despite my best efforts, I often get a little “under the weather” during the month of January. This year I’ve decided to work on ways to boost my immune system before the worst part of the cold and flu season hits. “One thing to remember is that simple diet choices can boost our immune system,” said Susan Mills-Gray, Nutrition and Health Education specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Here are a variety of ways to help your immune system to work at peak performance. • Get plenty of liquids to help prevent viruses

and bacteria from taking up residence in your body. According to Dr. Riva Rahl of the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, “the mucus in your nose is actually one of the key physical barriers that keep germs out of your body. When you’re not well hydrated, it dries up and doesn’t provide that protection.” • Protein is a building block for a healthy immune system. Choose lean red meats, poultry and fish, dried beans and soy. You also can choose protein-rich plant sources with hearthealthy fat, like peanut butter and nuts. • Choose foods rich in vitamins C and E. These two antioxidant-rich vitamins protect cells — including those of your immune system — from damage by toxins in the

environment. Choose citrus fruits/juices, melons, mangoes, kiwi, peppers, tomatoes, berries, broccoli, cabbage, sweet/white potatoes, winter squash, leafy greens, almonds, hazelnuts, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, safflower oil, whole grains and fortified cereals several times a day. • Eat probiotic foods to help build up the good bacteria in the intestines. These bacteria play a role in helping fend off illnesses. Any fermented food is rich in this type of good bacteria, so choose yogurt, sauerkraut, tofu, brinetreated pickles and aged cheese at least daily. • Add a zinc-rich food to your daily diet to increase the production of white blood cells in your body. Research

shows that this effect can reduce the number of days you’ll suffer from a cold. Some foods rich in zinc are yogurt, lean red meat, poultry and fish, almonds, pumpkin seeds and fortified cereals. Thai Hot and Sour Soup Thai hot and sour soup contains spicy hot chilies and a burst of citrus to provide a boost to your immune system and some relief for cold and flu symptoms. • 1/4 pound small (30-35 count) shrimp, peeled and butterflied • 2 ounces thin, vermicelli noodles • 2 quarts chicken broth • 1 stalk fresh lemon grass, cut into 2-inch pieces, smashed • 1/4 cup Thai fish sauce (also called Nam Pla) • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes • 2 teaspoons lime zest • 1/2 small pickled or fresh jalapežo chili pepper, seeds and ribs removed • 2 slices fresh ginger, chopped or 1 teaspoon powdered ginger • Juice of 1 lemon • Juice of 1 lime • 1/3 cup fresh or drained

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Simple diet choices can help boost your immune system. Try this tasty Thai Hot and Sour Soup to ward off the winter blahs. canned straw mushrooms • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or parsley • 2 green onions, green and white parts chopped, roots discarded 1. Bring a medium-size pot of water to a boil. Add the shrimp and boil until cooked through, about 3 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer shrimp to colander. Rinse under cold water, drain and set shrimp aside. Cook rice noodles in the same pot of boiling water until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water and drain again. Set aside. 2. Combine broth with lemon grass, fish sauce, oil, red pepper flakes, lime zest, chili pepper and ginger in a wok or

soup pot. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Strain or use a slotted spoon to remove lemon grass pieces. Stir in lemon and lime juice. 3. Evenly distribute rice noodles, shrimp, mushrooms and cilantro between 8 heated soup bowls. Pour broth, and sprinkle cilantro, parsley and green onions evenly between each bowl, if desired, and serve. Makes 8 servings. ANGELA SHELF MEDEARIS is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is “The Kitchen Diva’s Diabetic Cookbook.” Her website is www.divapro.com. Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva!, on Facebook. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis

Flavorful Breakfast Tortilla Stack will fill you up Need a breakfast that will keep you full all morning long? Top a whole-wheat tortilla with fluffy eggs, fatfree refried beans and flavorful salsa. • 1/4 cup chopped red onion • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped • 4 large eggs • 4 large egg whites • Salt and pepper • 1 cup(s) fat-free refried beans • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground chipotle chile • 4 (7-inch) whole-wheat tortillas

1. Prepare salsa: In cup of ice water, soak chopped onion 10 minutes; drain well. In small bowl, combine onion, tomato and cilantro; set aside. 2. In medium bowl, with wire whisk or fork, beat whole eggs, egg whites, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper until blended. 3. Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat on medium 1 minute. Pour egg mixture into skillet; cook about 5 minutes or until egg mixture is set but still moist, stirring occasionally. 4. Meanwhile, in microwave-safe small bowl, mix beans and

chipotle chile. Cover with vented plastic wrap; heat in microwave on High 1 minute or until hot. 5. Place stack of tortillas between damp paper towels on microwave-safe plate; heat in microwave on High 10 to 15 seconds to warm. To serve, layer each tortilla with eggs, beans and salsa. Serves 4. • Each serving: About 200 calories, 4g total fat (1g saturated), 160mg cholesterol, 635mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate, 13g dietary fiber, 13g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping.com/reci pefinder/. © 2012 Hearst Communications, Inc., all rights reserved.


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(Family Features) Sandwiches are a delicious, easy and affordable way to enjoy a healthy meal any time of day. From satisfying meat-and-cheese combos, to sandwiches piled high with savory vegetables, to the many “PB and” combinations, the possibilities for outstanding sandwiches are limitless. But all the deliciousness starts with one key, wholesome ingredient — bread. The complex carbohydrates in bread provide lasting energy that busy adults and youngsters need on a daily basis. A big key to maximizing your energy and health is taking a look at how you fill your plate in a balanced way. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA MyPlate program recommend eating six one-ounce servings of grain foods each day, half of which should come from whole grain sources. To help you and your family get your “daily fix of six,” the Grain Foods Foundation has partnered with celebrity chef and sandwich aficionado Bryan Voltaggio to create these sensational sandwiches. To find more great sandwich recipes, visit www.gowiththegrain.org or GoWithTheGrain on Facebook and Twitter.

The Banana, PB and Honey

Cut in half and serve while hot. Spiced Peanut Butter Yield 1 cup • 1 cup peanut butter • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 3/4 teaspoons honey • 1/8 teaspoon ginger powder • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, ground Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well blended. Place the peanut butter in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 weeks.

The Pastrami Reuben Makes 6 sandwiches • 12 slices rye bread • 24 ounces sliced beef pastrami • 12 slices Muenster cheese, thin • 1 1/2 cups sauerkraut, prepared and drained • 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing • 2 ounces butter, at room temperature Lay out two slices of rye bread on a cutting board. Top first piece of bread with one slice of Muenster cheese, then about 2 ounces of sauerkraut, 4 ounces (or roughly three to four thin slices) of pastrami, and a second slice of Muenster cheese. Set aside. Spread second piece of bread with Thousand Island dressing, then place on top of the other half of the sandwich. Brush top and bottom of sandwich with butter. If you own an electric sandwich maker or Panini press, place sandwich inside for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes. If you don't have a sandwich press, simply place sandwich in a sauté pan on top of your stove, set at medium heat. Cook for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove sandwich and while still hot; cut in half and serve.

Makes 6 sandwiches • 12 slices enriched white bread • 6 bananas, sliced • 1 cup spiced peanut butter (see recipe) • 2 tablespoons honey • 1 teaspoon sugar • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon • 2 ounces butter, at room temperature Lay out two slices of enriched white bread on a cutting board. Spread both slices of bread with peanut butter. Set one aside. Take one slice and top with sliced bananas, then drizzle with honey. Place the reserved slice of bread on top. Brush top and bottom of sandwich with room temperature butter.

The Pilgrim

If you own an electric sandwich maker or Panini press, place sandwich inside for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes. If you do not have a sandwich press, place sandwich in a sautÈ pan on top of your stove, set at medium heat; and cook for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes on each side. While cooking, combine cinnamon and the sugar in small bowl. Remove sandwich and while still hot, season liberally with cinnamon and sugar.

Makes 6 sandwiches • 12 slices seven-grain bread • 24 ounces turkey, sliced • Orange Cranberry Compote, as needed (see recipe) • Sage Cream Cheese, as needed (see recipe) • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature • Seasoning salt, to taste (see recipe) Lay out two slices of seven grain bread on a cutting board. Spread Orange Cranberry Compote evenly across one slice of bread. Set aside. Spread Sage Cream Cheese evenly across second slice of bread, then top with about four ounces of turkey. Place slice of bread with the Orange Cranberry Compote on top of turkey. Brush top and bottom of sandwich with room temperature butter. If you own an electric sandwich maker or Panini press, place the sandwich inside for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes. If you do not have a sandwich press, simply place the sandwich in a sautÈ pan on top of your stove, set at medium heat, and cook the sandwich for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove sandwich and while still hot, season liberally with seasoning salt. Cut in half and serve while hot.

Orange Cranberry Compote Yield 1 cup • 1/2 pound cranberries • 1 orange, quartered • 1/4 cup sugar • 1/2 teaspoon salt • Pepper, to taste In medium sauce pot, cook cranberries, orange and sugar for approximately 20 minutes at a low simmer, then stir in a pinch of salt. Remove pieces of orange, and pour into blender or food processor. Puree until smooth, then lightly season with pepper.

Sage Cream Cheese Yield 2 cups • 2 cups cream cheese, at room temperature • 15 sage leaves, finely chopped • 1 garlic clove • 1/2 teaspoon salt In bowl, combine cream cheese and sage using a rubber spatula, mixing well. Grate (or very finely chop) garlic, adding to bowl. Season to taste with salt. Seasoning Salt Yield 1 cup • 1/4 cup sea salt • 3 juniper berries, toasted and ground • 1 orange, zested Lightly toast juniper berries in a pan, then place in a spice grinder and blend. Combine juniper, salt and orange zest in a mortar and pestle, and combine all evenly. Photo Credit: Bryan Voltaggio Source: Grain Foods Foundation


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Practical Money Management

Paw’s Q&A

Puppy-Mill dog not so chipper BY SAM MAZZOTTA KING FEATURES

The ins and outs of ePayments BY JASON ALDERMAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Are you ordering far fewer checks for your bank account these days? Does a roll of postage stamps seem to last a lot longer? Like most people, you're probably performing many more financial transactions electronically, either by choice or because companies and government agencies have increasingly made it all but mandatory. For example, most gyms require automatic deductions from a checking or credit card account. Utilities, mortgage lenders, insurance companies and others strongly encourage electronic payments. And many states now distribute benefits like unemployment, child support and disability assistance using prepaid cards instead of paper checks. Electronic transactions have caught on because: • They're cheaper. Businesses save on the costs of printing, processing and mailing millions of paper checks and statements; and with first-class postage costing 45 cents, customers rack up savings over time. And they save millions of tons of paper. • They're faster. Bill payments, funds transfers and direct deposits to your bank account or prepaid card occur the same day (often instantly), versus being delayed in the mail. And, if you sometimes forget to mail payments on time, auto payment protects against late fees and overdraft charges. • They're convenient. You can choose one-time bill pay, where you first review your bill and then authorize payment; or recurring bill pay, where your bills are paid automatically at a scheduled time – for either for the full amount (usually mandatory with utilities), the minimum payment due, or an amount you choose. You can usually have funds drawn from either your checking or credit card account (be sure to ask). • They're safer. Even in these hightech times, old-fashioned mail theft remains a major problem. For example, in 2010 more than 540,000 mailed federal benefit checks were

reported lost or stolen and had to be replaced. That doesn't mean electronic transactions are risk-free. As with email or any kind of online activity, you should take precautions to protect your computer (and cell phone) from being hacked. For example: • Make sure your anti-virus and anti-spyware software is up-to-date. • When making online payments, look for safety symbols like a padlock icon in the browser's status bar, an "s" after "http" in the URL, or the words "Secure Sockets Layer" (SSL). • Review credit card and bank account statements regularly and report duplicate bill payments or suspicious/unauthorized charges to the card issuer. • Ask whether your credit or debit card offers "zero liability," which means you won't be responsible for unauthorized or fraudulent purchases. • Regularly order your credit reports from the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion), and review for errors or fraudulent activity. You can order one free report annually from each at www.AnnualCreditReport.com, or more frequently for a small fee from each bureau. • Create complex, random passwords and change them regularly. Be a savvy consumer whenever using a bill-paying service: • Ask if any fees are involved. • Before signing the agreement, make sure you understand and accept the terms. • To stop service, you must notify the merchant as well as the bank/credit card company. Cancellation may take a month or two to become effective, so plan ahead. • If your payment card expires, the merchant will need new card information to ensure uninterrupted service. • Track expenses carefully and keep your budget up to date. JASON ALDERMAN directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney.

DEAR PAW'S CORNER: This Christmas, we thought we bought the perfect puppy for our son. "Chipper" looked adorable and healthy at the pet store when we picked him out. However, a couple of days after we brought him home, Chipper got very ill; he was lethargic and vomiting. We took him to the vet right away, where he remains, recovering from several issues the vet said are typical of puppy-mill dogs. He also said that puppy-mill dogs can have behavioral problems as well. Now I'm not sure we should keep him. What should we do? -- Taken for a Ride in Pennsylvania DEAR TAKEN: OK, first off, please

keep Chipper. Even though he is not the perfectly healthy puppy you expected, it's not his fault. Furthermore, you made a commitment to bring a pet into your home, and you should stick with that promise. Second, you can complain about what happened. Complain to store management, write the corporate headquarters, if there is one, and complain to the Better Business Bureau. Pet stores and breeders must be licensed by the USDA to sell pets, and are supposed to be inspected regularly. You can contact the local SPCA, the Humane Society of the United States (hsus.org) or the ASPCA (aspca.org) if you think Chipper came

from a puppy mill. Again, please keep him if at all possible. Too many puppy-mill dogs wind up in shelters, or are euthanized, due to health and behavioral problems that their owners didn't want to deal with. If his health issues become overwhelming, talk to your vet about treatment and payment options. To head off potential behavioral problems, contact a dog trainer who has experience dealing with difficult dogs. Send your questions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com, or write to Paw's Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet care-related advice and information, visit www.pawscorner.com. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Pet and Rescue ary and ready to be adopted. We are currently accepting applications and deposits. Email: haveaheart@bak.rr.com or call 661-750-2261 and leave a message. Photos were taken at almost five weeks old.

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- 7502261, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Tehachapi. See adoptable dogs at www.haveahearthumanesociety.org.

Tippy and Vixon

Puppy adoption at Have a Heart It's the year end puppy adoption. We have nine precious small breed puppies looking for families to love them. Mom, Daisy, a seven pound Terrier, came from the shelter with a newborn son and daughter, Tippy and Topper. Topper will be a smooth coat and Tippy will be a curly coat. Mom, Trixie was dumped in a mail box in Bakersfield. Trixie is a large possibly Chihuahua mix and she had eight, I said eight puppies! In support of the season, they got named after Santa’s reindeer, five males and three females, various colors. The pups will all be eight weeks in Janu-

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Ernestine

Lovely Ernestine Ernestine was rescued from a truck work yard in Lamont and was covered in mud. She has now been spayed, gets along with everyone, and follows her foster mom right on her heels wherever she goes. She is house trained, doesn't try to jump on furniture,and will probably make a good all around family dog. We are calling her a beagle/doxie mix about a year old and 20-25 lbs. For more information contact the Tehachapi Humane Society at 661823-0699 or visit

• Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP)823-4100, contact@thestoppers.or g, 785 Tucker Road, Tehachapi. Visit the STOP website at www.thestoppers.org. • Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue- Call Zach at 9723852 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:editorial@tehachapinews.com. For more information call Antony Earley, 823-6370.


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Noteworthy Merger of Mojave and Mission banks will finalize this month Bakersfield-based Mission Bancorp (OTCBB:MSBC), the parent holding company for Mission Bank, has received final approval to merge with Mojavebased Mojave Desert Bank, N.A. (MOJA:OTC US) after Mojave Bank’s shareholders voted to approve the merger. Combined with FDIC and

DFI approvals, this sets the final stage for the merger to close this month. Upon completion of the merger, Mojave Desert Bank branches in Mojave, Ridgecrest, Lancaster and Helendale will become branches of Mission Bank expanding and strengthening the community financial services to cus-

tomers in the San Joaquin Valley, as well as the High Desert communities of Kern, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. The transaction is still subject to customary closing procedures which will take place over the next couple of weeks. Earlier this year, the Findley Reports, a highly regarded industry organi-

zation that monitors California-based banks, called the merger a winwin for both Mission and Mojave. “This is a great way to bring in the New Year. We are pleased to add Mojave Desert Bank’s customers to Mission Bank’s financial family,” said Mission Chief Executive Officer Richard Fanucchi. “The combined two banks are uniquely suited to providing the personal attention that customers, particularly small businesses, have come to expect from these two institutions.” “The transaction will provide Mission Bank growth opportunities, while benefiting customers by improving effi-

ciency, increasing the availability of innovative financial products, and expanding the reach of Mission’s premium relationship based banking services,” said Mission Bank President A.J. Antongiovanni. “We are excited to be affiliated with a bank that has a similar philosophy of community banking and customer care,” said George Nagy, president and chief executive officer of Mojave Desert Bank, N.A. “Our customers will benefit from gaining access to a wide

range of products and services, while continuing to receive the same high quality of service they have come to expect. I look forward to working with Mission Bank and the opportunity to grow the customer base of our current branches.” Under the terms of the agreement, Mission will pay approximately $7,190,000 for Mojave Desert Bank, N.A. common stock. The consideration is comprised of $3,620,000 in cash, subject to adjustment, and 140,000 shares of Mission Bancorp common stock, which the parties have approximated the per share value at $25.50.

Grand Jury finds no problems at California City Police Dept. The Kern County Grand Jury recently released a report of the review of its Law and Justice Committee. The committe visited the California City Police Department on Oct. 9, meeting with the Chief of Police and City Manager. Following the meeting a tour of the police department was conducted. The California City Police Depart-

ment facility is located at 21130 Hacienda Boulevard. The facility is a 15,000 square foot building approximately 16 years old. The dispatch area is centered in the middle of the facility. California City covers 204 square miles, and is the third largest city (in land mass) in California. The California City Police Deparment is comprised of the Chief, two

lietuenants, two sergeants and 13 officers. There are eight reserve officers; three reserves work at the local prison. The fees from the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) permit program cover the maintenance for roads, sewer, water and park OHV areas. The Grand Jury committee made no negative findings of the California City Police Department. It noted that they

Hyundai test track is located in California City. The population of California City is 14,100. Persons booked into CCPD are held for six hours and then transported to Bakersfield and booked into the Central Receiving Facility of the Kern County Sheriff’s Department. As well as the California City Police Department has a Police Explorers program with seven participants.


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Tickets on sale for AV Business Outlook Conference The co-founder and chief executive of a company recognized as the world leader in pioneering computer simulation technologies for pharmaceutical and medical research and development will speak at the Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference, traveling all the way from … Palmdale. Speaking at the Feb. 22 conference will be Walter S. Woltosz, whose Lancaster-based Simulations Plus, Inc. and former subsidiary Words + came to international attention with groundbreaking development of augmenta-

tive communication systems for persons with severe disabilities, including internationally acclaimed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, author of “A Brief History of Time.” But even that achievement is surpassed by the company’s success in developing absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity (ADMET) modeling and simulation software for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology, industrial chemicals, cosmetics, food, and herbicide industries. In vastly oversimplified terms,

software and related services from Simulations Plus equip research scientists with predictive tools to far more quickly and accurately develop safe and effective drugs and other chemical compounds. Founded in 1996, Simulations Plus, Inc. now operates in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Traded on NASDAQ under SLP, the company has an enviable financial record. In a recent four-year period, Simulations Plus was reported in financial media to have averaged pre-tax

WORSHIP

return-on-invested-capital of 24 percent, one point higher than Apple Computer. Beyond the business motive, it was necessity and compassion that led Walt and Ginger Woltosz to found Words + in 1981. Ginger’s mother was diagnosed with ALS, and it was thought that some of the inventions with a personal computer might be adapted to help her mother better cope with this devastating disease. The software was continuously develSee AV • Page 17

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AV Business Outlook Conference will be held Feb. 22 Products emerging from the fertile minds at Simulations Plus, Inc. also sow the seeds for future generations of engineers and scientists. The company developed and sells interactive, educational software programs that simulate science experiments conducted in middle school, high school, and junior college science classes. Another product, “Abbreviate,” is a productivity software program. Walt Woltosz began his professional career in U.S. Air Force blue in 1963, as an Air Launch Missile Systems Analyst for the Strategic Air Command before attending Auburn as an Airman Educa-

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oped and expanded over 30 years. Words+ was sold to an Ohio company on November 2011, but continues to operate partly out of the same Lancaster building as Simulations Plus. The professional career of Walter S. Woltosz, who holds Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Master of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University and a Master of Administrative Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, testifies to the potential of an engineering mind to change the world for the better.

tion and Commissioning Program (AECP) student. He worked in the aerospace industry for 12 years, where he pioneered and managed development of software for the simulation and design optimization of a the Space Shuttle ascent trajectory shaping commands, as well as a range of solid propellant rocket motors and missile systems, including the Advanced Terminal Interceptor (ATI), Advanced Medium Range Air-to-air Missile (AMRAAM), MidgetMan ballistic missile, and Pegasus air-launched satellite booster. He has authored or co-authored over 80 scientific publications, podium pre-

sentations, and poster presentations relating to oral drug absorption, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, chemical structure-property modeling, and new chemical design strategies, and has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific meetings in the U.S., Europe, and Japan over the past fourteen years. The 2013 Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference will be held at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds on Friday, Feb. 22. Individual tickets will be available at the Board of Trade office at $135 for AVBOT members and $150 for non-members.

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Help Wanted District Manager Job Opening, Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Parks District A charming mountain town, Tehachapi is a vibrant community of approximately 35,000 located 50 miles east of Bakersfield. Alternative Energy and Aerospace are contributing factors to a revitalized community, with high quality of life that draws families and businesses. TVRPD, a special district with an annual operating budget of $1.1 million, is seeking a dynamic leader to take the district to the next level. For more information email board@tvrpd.org. Salary: $70,000 to $85,000 DOE Closing date: January 31, 2013 Application form and complete job description are available online at:www.tvrpd.org

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Pets & Livestock For Sale Mini Mancha Dairy Goats $145, 760-372-5458

Houses

Quality homes for rent. View listings @ bvsproperties.com Call Kathy Carey @ 661-331-1514. Serving Tehachapi for 25 years! BVS 2000SF 3+3 + bonus rm, woodburning stove, wood floors, fncd dog run, RV prking, zoned for horses, close to lake/golf course. All Amm incl. $1,400 dep $1,400/mo 661-886-4582 avail 1/1/13 The Classified Marketplace. Your Advertising Source.

Town - 3 bedroom 1 bath, Non-Smoking Home. Stove/Oven, dishwasher. Fenced backyard, detached 2 car garage. $1100 per month, plus deposit. 238-5041. House for Rent in BV 3 Bed, 2 Bath, on 1 acre property, w/ RV parking, close to bus stop, $1300/mo + $1800dep. Avail 1/10. 661-342-0013 or 661-645-0943 In Town 3+2 $1000+$1000 Dep call 661-972-2198 Nice House in City, 3+2, $1,250 rent + security. call 661-549-6261 avail Feb 1

216 W. Valley Blvd. $999 Rent $999 Deposit 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath W/D Hookups, Large Lot & Garage Call 661-863-0000

220 E. J St $999 Rent $999 Deposit 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath W/D Hookups, Large Lot, Section 8 Ok (661)863-0000

Golden Hills: 3 bdrm 2 bath, 2 car garage, $1,250 mo. + $1,250 Sec. Dep., call 661-289-0393 Newer home for rent 3+3, approx 2,700sq.ft. attached 2 car gar, walking dist. to school. For more info., Call Michael 949-683-6337 FREE RENTAL LIST available. 4 Seasons Realty. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT EHO 4 Seasons Realty www.4seasons rentals.com

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Tehachapi Rentals Room for Rent $400 w/ bath & view, all amm, WGH, Leave message 823-4646

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Houses

District Manager Job Opening,

Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Parks District Tehachapi, a charming mountain town, is a vibrant community of approximately 35,000 located 50 miles east of Bakersfield. Alternative Energy and Aerospace are contributing factors to a revitalized community, with a high quality of life that draws families and businesses. TVRPD, a special district with an annual operating budget of $1.1 million, is seeking a dynamic leader to take the district to the next level. For more information email: board@tvrpd.org. Salary: $70,000 to $85,000 DOE Closing date: January 31, 2013 Application form and complete job description are available online at: www.tvrpd.org

Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District Career Opportunities To apply online please visit our website at www.tvhd.org Resumes should be emailed to sjones@tvhd.org NURSING DEPARTMENT NURSING ADMINISTRATION QUALITY/RISK NURSE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT REGISTERED NURSE FULL-TIME, PER DIEM EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TECH PER DIEM MEDICAL/SURGICAL DEPARTMENT REGISTERED NURSE PART-TIME - PER DIEM LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE PART-TIME, PER DIEM TEHACHAPI FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS FURNISHING NURSE PRACTITIONER FULL-TIME, PER DIEM LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE PER DIEM MEDICAL ASSISTANT PER DIEM HOSPITAL DEPARTMENTS REGISTRATION ASSOCIATE FULL-TIME, PART-TIME, PER DIEM LABORATORY CLINICAL LAB SCIENTIST FULL-TIME, PER DIEM ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES HOUSEKEEPING - LEAD SUPERVISOR FULL-TIME MATERIALS MANAGEMENT (PURCHASING) TECHNICIAN FULL-TIME HUMAN RESOURCES HR ASSISANT FULL-TIME

Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District (Tehachapi Hospital) is located at: 115 West “E” Street, Tehachapi, CA

ATTENTION APPLICANTS

It is the policy of Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District (TVHD) to accept online applications for any position TVHD requires successful completion of a “drug test” and “criminal background check” by any applicant seriously considered for employment

Effective Date: December 17, 2012


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Houses

Apartments

4 + Office 2 1/2 Bath 20017 Mesa GH $1,300 +$1,300 dep. 661-289-0393 Available Feb. 1 Placing an ad is easy. Call 822-6828. House For Rent, $900-$1,000 per month 2 bdrms + basement + large washroom/storage with sink + 1.5 bath on 2 acres with garage, water well on property. Near Valley Blvd and Tucker. 818-907-0040

Apartments Models Open Daily All new Beautifully decorated. 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm, with Washer / dryer hook ups with private yards. from just $550. 661-822-9822 www.lrskern.com GH. 1+1 W/FP & lrg. closet; coin op lndry. $550 sec, $550mo. water/trash pd. Ref. req. 823-9938

Everything MUST Rent! Open House

Golden Hills. Beautiful 2 Bd apts with washer/dryer hook-ups. Some garages. Grass not gravel, Flowers not weeds, owner maintained not property mgrs. Good neighbors. Water and trash paid. call Laura 661-822-8856 2+1 GH, end unit, W/D hookup, A/C, backyard, avail. now, $705/mo, no pets, no smoke 822-3540. 2+1Furn/unfurn Close to down town 422 E. “J” St. Corner of E. J & Hayes No Pets 760-580-4424 FREE RENTAL LIST available. 4 Seasons Realty. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT EHO 4 Seasons Realty www.4seasons rentals.com

Commercial Rentals

Apartments

21231 Golden Hills Blvd.

Sat, Sept 29 & Sun, Sept 30 from 1 to 5 pm

2 & 3 Bdrms Through-out Tehachapi

Need extra Storage? Single car storage garage available for rent. Secure, finished garage, alley access for private and easy access. Store antique car, old records, file boxes, equipment, or just stuff. Located in Old Town. $100 per mon 6 mon lease. Call 661-821-0502

Real Estate Sales

some with W/D hkps with private yards and more. from just $625.

Acreage Lots Houses For Sale and more...

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Commercial Rentals

Homes for Sale

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

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

Office or Store Space for Rent, only $199 month on South Street, call 661-972-7872

One Low Price —Three Great Ads! 1. Published Tuesday in Tehachapi News 2. Published Friday in The Weekender 3. Published Online at TehachapiBuyandSell.com

5 + 3, 3 acres in Tehachapi, view, solar, horses ok, $169,500., 25% down 818-679-4642

Used cars at the best prices are found in the Classified Marketplace.

Office Space 248 sq. ft., Downtown 822-6470 DELUXE OFFICE SUITE, 900 SF, carpeted, blinds, A/C, restroom, across from City Hall, $900/mo 661-822-7625.

Tehachapi News Classified

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

- FOR RENT HOME LISTINGS 302 South Green St., 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home, Hardwood floors, washer & dryer hook-ups. Walking distance to Downtown, fenced bkyrd. No Pets. $800.00/mo + security deposit. 224 West D St., 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, W/D hook-ups, hardwood floors, new paint, fenced yard, No pets. $675.00/mo + security deposit.

21917 BAILEY ROAD

21931 Fig Court, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath. RV parking, fireplace, 2 car garage, W/D hook-ups, nicely landscaped. $1,250.00/mo + security deposit. 907 Acacia, 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath. 2 car garage, W/D hook-ups. $1,075.00/mo + security deposit. 20555 Tiffany Circle, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Custom Split Wing! All appliances included, fireplace, Cathedral ceilings in LR, large master bath, 1 acre yard maintenance included. OUTSIDE PETS ONLY $1,600.00/mo + security deposit. 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. APARTMENTS LISTINGS 21281 McIntosh, #2, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Nicely landscaped, close to town. Available after 1-1-13, $800.00 per month. OPEN MONDAY – FRIDAY 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

20041 Valley Blvd Ste. 1

Tehachapi Mtn. Prop. Mgmt 661-822-5251

Location, Location, Location.....Amazing 5.4 acre lot -- where Highline meets Banducci Road. Benefits of being close to town, yet feeling like you own the country! The panoramic views are amazing! Includes power and excellent working well. Your own private orchard, vineyard...the opportunities are endless! Price -- $165,000. Call Terri for more info – 303-6868.

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GH, 2+1, open and spacious, w/d hookups, garage......................$660 GH, 1+1, fireplace, fridge, stove, large walk-in closet.....................$495 TOWN, 2+1, duplex, fenced yard, garage...............................$635 TOWN, 2+1, New paint & carpet, tile, garage........................$595 TOWN, 2+1, tile and Pergo floors, near airport, free dryer. . $675 TIRED OF DEALING WITH YOUR RENTAL? 4 SEASONS REALTY, A PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., IS IN NEED OF MORE HOUSES TO RENT. WE DO ALL THE WORK WHILE YOU RELAX. CALL 822-3968.

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N 29700 PINEDALE DR

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29810 PINEDALE DR

30461 S LOWER VALLEY RD

GREAT LOCATION! 2BR 1.75BA +

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

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

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home, apprx. 1,855 sq.ft. featuring an open floor plan, laminated wood flooring, granite counters in bathroom and kitchen, sep. tub in master bath, laundry rm. Come and see! Special financing available. Call for details! $199,900 #9965543

20274 TAMARAC DR

RANCH HACIENDA-STYLE Split

wing floor plan, 3BR/2BA home on 2.57acres in great country setting in beautiful Oak Knolls area. Home is framed by large pines and cypress trees. Vaulted ceiling in living room and formal entry, beautiful rock fireplace with hearth. Property is fenced. $175,000 #9965733

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 & 3car garage! Now: $248,900 #9964807

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

21850 STATE HIGHWAY 202

18381 SULKY LN WONDERFUL 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 COME SEE! 10am-1pm

600 S DENNISON RD. #42 YOU’LL LOVE THIS! 2004 3BR/2BA,apprx.

1,456 sq.ft., LG living room, kitchenwith island & large pantry includes refrigerator. Laundry room with washer& dryer. Master bath has garden tub & separate shower, lots of room. Tuff Shedin the carport area. Gated, senior park.$52,000 #9965620 COME SEE! 12pm-4pm

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2BA, apprx 1,496 sq.ft., open split-wing floor plan and many upgrades. Oak cabinets, high ceilings, Living room has fireplace and doors that open to a deck with awesome views. Property has many outdoor areas to entertain and enjoy. Fruit and shade trees, too! $275,000 #9965746

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home which is ready for home, apprx. 1,248 sq.ft which is ready for you to make yours. quiet senior park-gate guarded with club house. Close to shopping, parks, and theatre. $34,000 #996547 COME SEE! 12pm-3pm

14556 E TEHACHAPI BLVD #120 NICE AND INVITING 2BR/2BA + Den, open floor plan in

Willow Springs Park with fireplace, LG formal dining area, breakfast area off kitchen; could easily have 3rd bedroom. Master bath has large shower & garden tub; large covered front porch, grassy area, mature trees & storage shed. Across from the recreation center. $38,000 #9965725 COME SEE! 12pm-3pm

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

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DELIGHTFUL! 2BR/1BA + bonus

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

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600 S DENNISON RD #21 COME SEE THIS GREAT 3 bedroom 2 bath

sewer. Wonítlast ! Short Sale. Call for details! $178,500 #9965497

911 GOLDEN WEST CT

on 1.82 acres! Lots of generous land for toys and parking in rear part of yard. Pleasant country views and conveniently close to restaurants and shopping but with the ìfar-awayî feel. $132,500 #9965722

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21276 WHITE PINE DR #62

West Golden Hills, with awesome views and on natural gas! 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,844 sq.ft, gorgeous entry door and beautiful mahogany interior doors throughout; engineered laminate flooring; newer HVAC (3 yrs. new). Great room has gas fireplace w/ wood mantel & tile surround. Must see! $239,000 #9965701

29380 FAWN WAY

OAK KNOLLA IN G L I ST

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BEAUTIFUL, UPGRADED HOME in

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

NE W 29650 STARLAND DR

GOLDEN HILLS

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22331 PINTO WAY

WONDERFUL BVS LOCATION!

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“Jeffery Prestage is the BEST! He was kind, helpful, sensitive and professional! He went the extra mile for me. I truly appreciate all of you at Coldwell Banker! Thank you!” ~Ms. B.

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27981 STALLION SPRINGS DR

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18450 BURNING TREE CT

Naylan Bender

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, 1 Ba, full kitchen & Apt. Now: $319,900 #9965203

SAND CANYON

U CED RE D 11801 PASTURE AVE

LIVE IT UP! Large 4BR/3.5BA home

on 2.43 acres. Apprx. 3,648 sq.ft., generous-sized kitchen with granite counters. Living room & den have a full size bar with a dance floor. The views are of the entire valley all on paved road.So Nice! Now: $179,900 #9965669

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SERENE MOUNTAIN RETREAT!

CA DRE BROKER #01547541

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

(661) 822-5553

9841 SWEET WATER RD

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

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

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SAND CANYON

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WONDERFUL! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,232

AREA

TYPE BED/BATH AMENITIES

City

Home 2BR/2BA

Possible 3rd bedroom, Lg yard $750 + $750 sec.

Golden Hills

Apt.

Newer Unit, Newer Carpet

County

Home 2BR/2BA

City

Apt.

Golden Hills

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2BR/2BA

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

RENT/SECURITY 29601 STALLION SPRINGS DR

19881 COMANCHE

$750 + $750 sec.

2.5 Acres, Oak Trees, close to $950 + $950 sec. town $750 + $750 sec. 2BR/2BA New Carpet, paint, townhome, one dcar garage 3BR/2BA

BEAUTIFUL RENNOVATION on this

Nice large unit, newer carpet $750 + $750 sec. & tile

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

PLGREAT GREAT PRIVACY & GORGEOUS VIEWS! 3BR/1.75BA in

apprx. 2,080 sq.ft.Upgraded electrical, plumbing, fixtures, pantry added, upgraded kitchen, counters & tankless water heater. Still some finishing is needed, but SO much potential! Hurry! Owner May Carry. Call for details! $149,500 #9965032


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