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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 East “F” St., 823-9994. Sign up to perform at the door. La Bella Amore Italian Bistro • Tehachapi 209 S. Green St., 822-7419 • Grim Bernhoft, first Friday • Guy and Debbie Martin, first Saturdaty • Alicia Hansen, second Friday • Geezers on the Loose, second Saturday • Craig Shaw, third Friday • Grim Bernhoft, third Saturday • Pat Strong Trio, fourth Friday • Jug Band, fourth Saturday

Kray Van Kirk at Fiddlers Crossing, Mar. 8 at 7 p.m., 206 East “F” St., Tehachapi. Apple Shed • Tehachapi 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333. • Occasional Folk Saturday Feb. 16, with Peter Cutler, Debby Hand, and Bob Shetter. Folk and acoustic music, during dinner hours. • Debbie & Guy Martin soft rock 70s & 80s, every Thursday, during dinner hours. Dog House Saloon • Tehachapi Live Bands every other Saturday Night until Spring 2013, 777 West Tehachapi Blvd., 822-4200. • Shotgun Granny, Saturday Feb. 23 Band/Modern & Country Music, 9 p.m.– 1 a.m. 58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi 480 Steuber Rd., 822-9992 • Ladies Night Manic, Mondays 80's Music 5 to 8pm • Spanish Music, Saturdays Sagebrush Cafe • Lancaster Live music first Friday of each month. 42104 50th St. West, KC Steakhouse • Bakersfield 2525 “F” St. 322-9910,

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Concerts Fiddlers Crossing • Tehachapi 206 East “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 East “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapia Blvd; or call 823-9994. (Unless otherwise noted) For more information: • Acoustic Eidolon “Guitjo” and cello duo, Feb. 10, 3 p.m. • James Hurley Acoustic blues, jazz, pop, rock, folk Feb. 23, 7 p.m. • Kray Van Kirk Singer-songwriter, Mar. 8, 7 p.m. • Dave Stamey Cowboy entertainer, two shows, Mar. 24, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. • Claude Bourbon Medieval & Spanish blues, finger-picking guitar & song, Mar. 29, 7 p.m. • Dana Hubbard Blues, Folk, Americana, April 6, 7 p.m. • Bruce Molsky April 19, 7 p.m., Old time fiddler and multi-instrumentalist, at St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 1200 S. Curry St. Crystal Palace • Bakersfield 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets: • Reckless Kelly Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. • Casey James March 14, 7 p.m. Rabobank Theatre • Bakersfield 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or, 8527300, (Unless otherwise noted) • Karl Orff: Carmina Burana Mar. 9, 8 p.m. • New Directions Veterans Choir Mar. 10, 3 p.m., Tickets: Lancaster Performing Arts • Lancaster 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: • Boyz II Men Feb.14, 8 p.m. Maturango Museum • Ridgecrest 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900, • Ridgecrest Brass Ensemble, ChamSee MORE • Page 5

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Singer-songwriters come in all styles and genres these days, and Fiddlers Crossing will be showcasing several of them this year. James Hurley embodies many of them in a single concert, from jazz and blues to pop, rock and folk. Saturday, Feb. 23, Hurley will return to Tehachapi for a 7 p.m. concert at Fiddlers Crossing. He last played here several years ago to an enthusiastic crowd at Mama Hillybeans. Hurley’s music has been described as “Americana‌on the rocks, with a twist.â€? His virtuosic guitar playing shows the influences of listening to his father’s jazz records when he was a boy, along with blues, folk and a little Led Zeppelin. His songs tell stories like those in the music of the “Old Countryâ€? stars he loved growing up. Mix in his smooth yet bluesy voice, wry humor and honesty, and you see why James Hurley concerts are so popular among acoustic music fans up and down the West Coast. An “army brat,â€? the Hurley family moved all over the world. When his dad retired from Fort Ord, the family stayed in California. From an early age, it was the songs that reached out and grabbed James Hurley’s attention. He remembers singing the chorus from the Jimmie Rogers’s song, “Oh, oh, I’m Fallin’ in Love Againâ€? at the age of three or four, non-stop for days. His musical training started when a salesman came to the door selling accordion lessons, and his mother thought it a


Singer-songwriter James Hurley will be performing in Tehachapi at Fiddlers Crossing, Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. 823-9994 for more info. good idea for her middle son. “I wrestled with that thing for several months,� he said, “but I don't remember ever particularly liking either the playing or the sounds I was making.� What he did love were songs with “stories I could get lost in,� he said. “The imagery of Merle Haggard singing, ‘First thing I remember knowin’ is a lonesome whistle blowin’ completely captured my imagination. I could listen and watch as the entire movie played inside my mind. I think that’s when I figured out that you could say things in a song that can’t be expressed in language alone. Hurley moved on to the drums after seeing the Beatles on TV for the first time and thinking that Ringo was having the most fun of all. His father always kept a guitar or two around the

house so he started playing that, as well. In 1974, he quit school to compete on the rodeo circuit. A broken hip from a fall ended that career. While recuperating at his family’s home, he needed something to distract himself. He picked up his father’s guitar again. A day later, he wrote his first song. “That guitar became my closest friend, and though I don't know what became of that particular instrument, I've never been without a guitar since.� With his rodeo days behind him, he started joining bands, playing dance music on the road. He moved from band to band, and lost count at close to 100 different groups. In the late 1980s, he had had enough. He had been writing songs all along, but was not able to use them in the dance bands. Throughout the

1990s, Hurley put together various bands – mostly trios -- to play his songs in shows and clubs all over LA. He also did a project called “Erock For Kids� that played festivals, charity events and in children’s hospitals. After moves to Oregon and Arizona at the turn of the century, and more “James Hurley Trio� combinations, a friend invited him to an open mic at a coffeehouse. He didn’t even know what that was, but borrowed an acoustic guitar and played a couple of songs. “That's when everything changed for me,� he said. “The most recent trio had just imploded and I was feeling pretty discouraged about music in general. But here I was playing songs I had written, for people that not only listened, but appreciated the music -my own blend of jazz, blues, rock, pop, and folk influences. I realized that I needed to trim down to the essentials. So now it's just me and my guitar and an endless highway.� 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 661-823-9994. Tickets to the concert are $15, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30p.m. Please note also, that Fiddlers Crossing concerts have been selling out, so be sure to get your tickets ahead of time.

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ber Concert, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. • We Friends, Chamber Concert, March 22 - 23, 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre • Bakersfield 2001 H. St. Tickets: • The Original Coasters, The Original Drifters and the Platters Mar. 17, 3 p.m. • Merle Haggard April 13, 8 p.m. • Brian Regan April 14, 7 p.m. • Darius Rucker April 26, 8 p.m.

Karaoke & D.J. Domingo’s Mexican & Seafood Restuarant • Tehachapi 7-11 p.m., every Wednesday, 20416 Highway 202, 822-7611. Tehachapi Mountain Pub & Brewery • Tehachapi Ladies Night & DJ, 7-10 p.m., every Wednesday, 20717 South Street. 822-0788. Dog House Saloon • Tehachapi DJ Diablo., Saturdays Feb. 15, 16, 12, 22 & 28. 8 p.m.-close, 777 West Tehachapi Blvd. 822-4200. 58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi 480 Steuber Rd., 822-9992. • Line Dancing, Thursays • Karaoke with KJ Hannah, Fridays, 7 p.m. to Closing.

Performances The Good, The Bad and The Funny • Bakersfield Now through - Mar. 16, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or The Laramie Project • Lancaster Feb. 15-17, 7 p.m., Matinee Feb. 17, 2 p.m. It’s Only Tuesday Production-Arbor Community Theatre, 858 W. Jackman. 726-9355, FLICS • Bakersfield: All shows 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: • Shun Li and the Poet: Feb. 22

• Marwencol: Mar. 8 • Aftershock Mar. 22 Bill Cosby • Bakersfield Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: Taming of the Shrew • Bakersfield Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 8 p.m.; Matinee; Mar. 23, 2 p.m. Dore Arena Theatre, Cal State Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy. 654-3093, 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:

10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Clay Play Polymer clay and/or other crafts every Fri., 2-5 p.m. • Clay Play (earth clay) with Gloria Moore, Sundays through Mar. 17, 1-4 p.m. • Watercolor with Nancy Waldron, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Introduction to Calligraphy with Trish PhillipsGuterez, Feb 23, 1-4 p.m. • Drawing snd Composition with Ralph Maxwell, Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m. • Intermediate acrylic painting with Susan Cunningham, Sundays Mar. 3- Apr. 7, 2-4 p.m. • Create (earth clay)

Coming Soon: Tenants Mar. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30. 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Mar. 24, 31, 2 p.m. Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St., Tehachapi Tickets: Shrek: The Musical • Bakersfield Mar. 11, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Sinbad • Bakersfield Mar. 16, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: 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, 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

Arts classes Treasure Trove • Tehachapi 116 East Tehachapi Blvd., call 8226794 for information and class prices, sureTrove • Open Studio-Watercolor every Monday, 5-8 p.m. • Open Studio-All Media every Thu. & Fri.,

and Glaze with Juanita Neimeyer, Fridays Mar. 8, 15 and April 12, 1-4 p.m. • Beading Basics with Dawn Callahan, Mar. 9, 14 p.m. • Polymer Clay with Christy Freisen, Mar. 27, 1-4 p.m. Bakersfield Art Association • Bakersfield 1817 Eye St.,, 869-2320 (unless otherwise noted) • Very beginning acrylic painting; Saturdays, 1 - 4 p.m., 2053488, • Beginning drawing and watercolor for highschool students and adults; First and Third Mondays, 6 - 8 p.m., 330-2676 • Beginning oil painting Fridays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., 399-3707 • Composition Mondays, 2 - 5 pm., must call first: 333-4488 • Pencil lovers group Second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 9 a.m. - noon., 760-3766604, • Fun with watercolorpen & ink Every Wednesday 9:30a.m. See MORE • Page 6

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12:30 p.m. 872-2332 • Framing clinic Every Wednesday, 1 - 4 p.m., 205-3488 • Beginning drawing VII Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to noon. • Watercolor Painter’s Tuesday Feb. 19, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., 760376-6604, • Color Without Your Palette! for All Mediums- with Phyllis Oliver, beginning and intermediate levels. • Figure Drawing Group with Charlotte White, meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, from 6-8 pm. Pre-register 3302676 (evenings only) or • Experimental Watercolor Studio with Phyllis Oliver, meets on 3rd Monday of the month, 9 a.m.noon. Pre-register 661-348-4717 or Museum of Art & History • Lancaster 665 W. Lancaster Blvd.,, 723-6077 (unless otherwise noted) • Open studio Explore new mediums. Saturdays, Saturdays Feb.23, 1 - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, March 223, 1 - 5 p.m. • Potter’s wheel Saturdays, March 2 - 23, 3 - 4:30 p.m. D’s Ceramics, at Lancaster Market Place, 2330 Mall Loop Dr., Lancaster. • Beyond point & shoot photography Advanced: Wednesdays, Feb. 20 - March 22, 7:30 - 9 p.m. • Fundamentals of acrylic painting Sundays, Mar. 3 - April 7, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Beale Memorial Library • Bakersfield 701 Truxtun Ave., 8680770 • Art in the Afternoon: Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m. Children and parents, enjoy developing your creativity through different art techniques. Supplies provided. Arkelian Children’s Room. • Sketchbook Challenge! Thursday, February 21, 5-6:30 p.m. Give yourself an opportunity to talk about art and media with other like-minded people at the library! Each month we will choose a theme and spend the time between meetings creating art (in your chosen medium) based on that idea. The challenge for you is to do art! Tejon Room.

Other Activities Beale Memorial Library • Bakersfield 701 Truxtun Ave., 868-0770 • Computer Classes: Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 am–12 pm: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, held in the Gates Computer Lab, second floor. • Math Clinic: Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. Learn math or get assistance with your math homework. Open to learners of all ages. Sign up at the Reference Desk, held in the Geology, Mining, and Petroleum Room.

• Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays, 11 am. Family-friendly stories suitable for children ages 3-5. • Personal Computer Coach: Wednesdays, 11 am – 1 pm. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call to reserve 30-minute one-on-one computer learning sessions. • Toddler Time! Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Parents are invited to accompany their 18-month-old through 2year-old children for music, nursery rhymes, stories and play – Arkelian Children’s Room. • Lecture: How to Conduct an Oral History Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. A workshop presented by Kern County Library Historian, Chris Livingston. FREE. • Family Wii™ Kinect™ @ the Library! Friday, Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m. Auditorium. • The Craft of Creative Writing: Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. Writers and professors from CSUB will discuss tips and strategies for writing fiction. Tejon Room. • Harlem & Beyond: Preschool Storytime: Tuesday, February 26, 11 am: Stories, songs, chants, and tales from the African American tradition will be shared by guest readers from the United States military servicemen and women: Reverend Antonio Alfred, United States Marine Corp; Mr. Joseph Benoit, United States Navy; and Mrs. Margo VanDiver, Navy Reserves. FREE. • Read Across America: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4-5:30 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with educators from the Bakersfield Elementary Teachers Association reading their favorites. • Beginner Guitar Class: Thursday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m. Bring your own tuned guitar to learn chords and songs. Tejon Room Learn basic Japanese • Lancaster Advanced: Wednesdays, March 6 through April 10. Lancaster City Park Game Room, 43063 10th Street West. 723-6077. Winter Children’s Theatre Workshop • Bakersfield Now through Mar. 19, Mon.-Thurs. 4 - 6 p.m. Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or Buena Vista Museum of Natural History (BVMNH) • Bakersfield Events are held at BVMNH, 2018 Chester Ave, unless otherwise indicated. For information call 661324-6350 or visit BVMNH is open Thursday–Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. Museum admission: Child $4, Adult $7, Seniors and Students of 18 and older $5, group tours available with reservations. • BVMNH FREE DAY! Free Admission from 12 noon-4 pm on the third Thursday of each month. • Paleo Digs Feb. 15, 16, 17, Mar. 15,

16, 17. Join the museum field guides on this adventure to the quarries near Sharktooth hill to find shark teeth and other marine mammal fossils. No experience necessary. Member rates: $85 per day, per person. (Must be BVMNH member to attend. Call BVMNH for membership information.) • Family Day Saturday, March 2, Admission for 2 adults and up-to 6 children for only $20 • Just for kids March 2, 10:30 a.m. Science Program, normal admission fee applies. BV Museum Members are Free • Kern County’s Red Rock Canyon March 2, 3:00 p.m. The history and geology of Red Rodk Canyon, presented by Geologist Tim Elam. This presentation will be informal, and no geologic background is necessary to enjoy the event. Normal museum entrance fee applies. • Spring Camp March 25-28, grades 1st -6th: Astronomy–The Moon the Stars and more...

Exhibitions Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) • Lancaster 665 West Lancaster Blvd. 723-6250, • Gary Lang - Spring Exhibition March 14, 6 p.m. • Rewritten by Machines on New Technology by Megan Geckler Young Artist Workshop series are free and walk-in friendly; Through Mar. 10. Bakersfield Museum of Art • Bakersfield 1930 "R" St.,, 323-7219. Every third Friday of the month, all admission is free; every second Sunday of the month, seniors (65 and older) are free. • Paintings by John Cosby and William Wray through March 10. • 80 Years of African American Art through March 10. • Mequitta Ahuja and Robert Pruittt through March 10.

Events Whiskey Flat Days • Kernville Feb. 15 - 18. 56th annual celebration. Circle Park at Kernville Rd. and Tobias St. 760-376-4578, Whiskey Flat Wild West Daze Rodeo • Kernville Feb. 16- 17, 1 p.m. at McNally Rodeo Arena, Highway 178. 760-376-4578, 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. 1-800655-0655, Bear Valley Springs Annual Art Show • Tehachapi March 21-31 held at Oak Tree Country Club. Sponsored by BVS Cultural Arts Association. 821-1505 for info.


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Health & Fitness Let’s Talk Mental Health

The challenges of grandparents raising grandchildren BY OSCAR WRIGHT, PH.D CONTRIBUTING WRITER

You assumed that your days of raising children were over. But surprisingly, a twist of fate happens with little or no advance notice. You have to raise your grandchildren, and one child experiences a severe mental disorder. When parents are rendered unable to care for their children because of incarceration, poverty, substance abuse, or some serious health condition, grand families often become primary caregivers. Though supportive, many are unprepared. Census data indicate about 7.8 million children in the United States are living in households headed by a grandparent or other relative; 5.8 million children live in grandparent homes

alone. Particularly, in the case of grandparents caring for children with mental health issues, an analysis of this emerging trend, especially of those grandparents caring for children with mental health issues, reveals both a crisis of support and an opportunity to serve the unmet needs of these aging caregivers. From a positive perspective, nurturing grandparents allow children to flourish by: 1. Enabling siblings to stay together. 2. Allowing children to stay in contact with family members. 3. Reducing the num-

ber of out of home placements. 4. Stabilizing care. 5. Raising children who thrive in a more loving environment. On the other hand, the care of young children experiencing mental health challenges is particularly intense and physically demanding. Grandparents may experience frustration of shame or guilt about their own child's inability to care for the grandchild. Stress-related conditions such as depression and hypertension are not uncommon. Family relationships can be strained and custody disputes may aggravate the situation. In addition, when grandparents assume responsibility for young children unexpectedly, they may face increased strain because

of low or limited incomes. For example, with 70 percent of grandparents under the age of 60, many are too young to qualify for Medicare, Social Security and other public benefits available to seniors. So, how do we help these heroes of hope? Grand families need time out from the physical, mental and emotional demands of daily caregiving. Respite care provides temporary relief for caregivers from the ongoing responsibility of caring for an individual, children in this case, with special needs. It is important to note that respite care is not child care. Respite care is an opportunity to re-energize and refuel to meet unrelenting challenges. With quality respite care, grandparents have time

to participate in support groups, obtain services so families can function effectively, or secure health services that protect their ability to raise special needs children. In December 2006, Congress passed, and the President signed, the Lifespan Respite Care Act. It is up to Congress to continue providing funding each year. On the state level, we must engage the participation of grand families in the design and implementation of respite care programs. Not only should grand families become a targeted group for respite care but they should also be intricately involved in the development and implementation of these programs. Grand families can access a treasure trove

of resources at the Grand Families State Law and Policy Resource Center: Also, to find a respite program in your area, contact the National Respite Locator: (919) 490-5577 x233, or the California Respite Association at (707) 6444491: Remember these words during your silent moments of reflection: There's probably silver in your hair, but it's the gold in your heart that we love. Thanks grandma and grandpa! I'd like to hear from readers at OSCAR WRIGHT, PH.D. is the CEO of United Advocates for Children and Families (UACF), a statewide nonprofit that provides support to parents, families, children and youth experiencing mental health challenges.


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Diabetes support group meets Feb. 21 At their February meeting, the Tehachapi Diabetes Support Group will be discussing weight loss surgery. A guest will talk about his experience with one of the procedures. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 329 S. Mill St. Call Eve at 822-3517 for more information.

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Herpes outbreaks lessen over time DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please, give me all the information possible about herpes. I am a carrier. -- D.N. ANSWER: I take it you're interested in genital herpes, herpes simplex virus-2, HSV-2. The first encounter with the virus leads to an outbreak of tiny, painful blisters on red patches on the genital skin. Fever, headache, muscle pain and pain on urination often are also experienced with a first outbreak. Recurrent attacks are not as severe. Fever, headache and muscle pain do not accompany subsequent outbreaks, but the skin signs are painful. The first year of infection is a year of more-frequent outbreaks. After that, they come less often. If a person is subject to many outbreaks, that person can suppress them by taking Zovirax, Famvir or Valtrex at the first inklings that an outbreak is about to take place. For recurrence

after recurrence, a person can go on daily doses of these medicines to keep outbreaks in check. Once infected, a person stays infected for life. That person is a carrier. Transmission is a huge problem. Even when a person has no signs of an outbreak, he or she can pass the virus to a partner. Therefore, all sexual partners should be told about the infection. Condoms, while not 100 percent protective, afford a major degree of safety. When a visible outbreak takes place, the infected person ought not to engage in sexual contact. You are not alone. The herpes-2 virus infects up to 20 percent of the adult population of North America. Bad as it is, it is not the end of life or the end of a sex life. The booklet on herpes

infection provides a more detailed discussion of this common malady. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 1202W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. 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: Will you explain to me why a doctor would refuse to give a patient a shot of vitamin B-12? My former doctor, now deceased, gave me a monthly B-12 shot, and it kept me peppy. My new doctor says I don't need the shots. Would they hurt me? -- B.A. ANSWER: The shots won't hurt you. However, you need them only if you have a proven B-12 deficiency. At one time it was a widespread but not endorsed practice to give people shots of vitamin B-12 to energize them. It's a practice that never

should have been started. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My mother made all her children chew their food at least 25 times. She claimed that it helped food digest. I gave this up when I left home at 18. Is there any evidence that chewing that number of times aids digestion? -H.H. ANSWER: The object of chewing is to reduce the size of food so it can be swallowed easily and to mix saliva with the food for the same reason. Saliva starts the digestive process. I have never heard that a prescribed number of chews is necessary to accomplish these goals. 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. Š 2013 North America Synd., Inc. All rights reserved.


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are, you lost more than a friend, and it's time to get reacquainted. Dietary guidelines from 2010 pointed out an overweight, nutrient-challenged population whose downfall is somewhat anticlimactic: a lack of fruits and vegetables. But, the reality is alarming. The National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance reports that 88 percent of children do not eat the suggested amount of fruit. Only eight percent of individuals even eat enough fruit to achieve daily goals. One easy way to get more fruit in your diet, and the nutrients that go with it, is to carve out a 15 minute window for a quick breakfast. Even something as small as a piece of fruit, oatmeal and a glass of orange juice will improve your vitamin and nutrient intake. According to an article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, kids and adults

who eat breakfast tend to get more key vitamins than people who skip it. In addition to eating fruit, drinking 100 percent fruit juice, such as Tropicana Pure Premium, the leading orange juice, made with 100-percent Florida oranges, can help Americans reach daily fruit and nutrient recommendations. Since orange juice is one of the most nutrientdense juices, it's a great source for nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium. Although orange juice has a day's supply of vitamin C and two servings of fruit, it doesn't only support a healthy immune system. Potassium plays an active role in heart health, and the B vitamin folate helps with cell development, which is especially important for pregnant women. Drinking orange juice with breakfast can help maintain nerve and muscle function as a result of high thiamin levels. Now, does-

n't that sound like a friend you need in your life? In case you're hesitant due to old myths about your former BFF, here are some important facts: Myth: 100-percent juice has added sugar. Fact: FDA-certified 100-percent fruit juice has no added sugars or artificial sweeteners. Myth: 100-percent juice does not count as a fruit serving. Fact: One eight-ounce glass of Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice provides two fruit servings. Myth: Children who drink juice are less healthy than those who don't. Fact: NHANES data say those who drink fruit juice tend to have more nutritious diets than those who don't, plus drinking juice daily is linked to consuming more servings of total whole fruit. Learn more about the health benefits of orange juice at


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

St., 661-972-8936 or 300-1517 or see website,

Cycling Groups

Jazzercise • Tehachapi Monday through Friday, weekly. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 410 West “D” St. 8223228,

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

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


Tai Chi • Tehachapi Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 490 West “D” St. 822-3228, Yoga Class • Tehachapi Weekly on Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. 490 W. “D” St. 822-3228, Zumba • Tehachapi Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m. 126 S. Snyder Ave. 822-3228, Adult Exercise • California City Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 10350 Heather Ave. 760-3733530 Tai Chi • California City Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:45 a.m. 10350 Heather Ave. 760-373-3530 californiacityparksan- Silver & Strong • Tehachapi is specialized exercise class specific to needs of seniors. This hour-long class addresses balance, bone, and muscular strength, cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility and joint health. Classes are individualized to meet physical needs and concerns. A free try-it workshop will be Wed. Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. and classes will be ongoing beginning March 6 on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Classes are $40 a month or $7 per class. Classes are held and sign ups available at the Tehachapi Parks and Rec office, 490 W. “D” St. or call 822-3228. Pilates • Tehachapi will be held ongoing on Thursdays, beginning March 14 at 5 p.m. A free try-it workshop will be on Thursday, March 7 at 5 p.m. Classes are $40 a month or $7 per class. Classes are held and sign ups available at the

Tehachapi Parks and Rec office, 490 W. “D” St. Call 822-3228.

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: Color Me Rad 5K • Bakersfield Feb. 16, 10 a.m. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 8334900, Bakersfield Unofficial Marathon Run • Bakersfield race starts at 7 a.m. on Feb. 16 at Derrel’s Mini Storage on Alfred Harrel Highway. Six manned aid stations with water, Gatorade, and snacks. Entry fee is $5 and t-shirts for sale for $15. Free hot dogs, drinks, chips at the finish for the competitors, food available to spectators

for $2. Thin Mint 5k/ Shortbread Shuffle • Bakersfield at The Marketplace Shopping Center, 9000 Ming Ave., Saturday, March 2. Adults are $25 for early registration, or $30 on race day, kids (12 and under) are $10. 5k time is 9 a.m. There will also be a Shortbread Shuffle 1 mile run (not timed,) adults $20 for early registration, $25 day of run, and kids (12 and under) are $10. Run time is at 8:30 a.m. Every runner and walker will receive an event shirt (guaranteed to those who register before Feb. 24,) goody bag, and the first 1,000 to register will also receive a box of Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies.

Lancaster Blvd. 7236077, 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,

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,

Proceeds go to local Girl Scouts chapter. For more information visit http://www.thinmint5k. com/

Sword Fighting for Kids • Lancaster Beginners: Feb. 6 -27 and March 6 27. Intermediate: Feb. 6 27 and Mar. 6 -27. 44933 Fern Ave., 723-6077,

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

March Meet - Quarter Mile Drag Racing • Famoso March 7 - 10. Famoso Raceway, 33559 See MORE • Page 10


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The Nethercutt Museum and Collection: Worth the trip for car buffs Just a little over an hour drive from Tehachapi tucked away at the base of the San Gabriel foothills in the San Fernando Valley, the Nethercutt Museum houses a top-notch collection of over 130 cars, a mixture of mechanical musical instruments, antique furniture and a fully restored steam locomotive and private rail car. What began as a hobby back in the 1950s by J.B. Nethercutt, the co-founder of Merle Norman Cosmetics and his wife Dorothy, this unique collection grew into an obsession and today is housed in two buildings located across the street from each other. The main museum is singlelevel building that contains rare automobilia from the 1920s and 30s, most of which have been brought back to their original

condition. Among the few Fords, Dodges, and Chevy’s, you will find many luxury cars. Packards, Bentleys, Cadillacs, Pierce-Arrows, Lincolns, Duisenbergs, Cords, Auburns, and quite a few Rolls Royces are all lined up in mint condition, and are as drivable today as they were when they rolled off the showroom floor. Scattered throughout the museum are strange mechanical instruments, including a rare bow front Mills Violano Virtuoso. One of only 17 that exist and worth about a quarter-million dollars. There is also a substantial collection of antique hood ornaments, and a large library available to the public for automotive research. But the Nethercutt Collection is not just for auto buffs. Outside the main museum is a beautifully


The Nethercutt Collection of cars includes Fords, Dodges, and Chevy’s, as well as many luxury cars. Packards, Bentleys, Cadillacs, Pierce-Arrows, Lincolns, Duisenbergs, Cords, Auburns, and quite a few Rolls Royces are all lined up in mint condition, and are as drivable today as they were when they rolled off the showroom floor. restored 937 Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson locomotive and 1912 Pullman private railcar, which guests can tour with a guide twice a day. Across the street is San Syl-

mar, the home of the Nethercutt family that now serves as the second museum building. Inside are 25 more rare automobiles, as well as antique nickelodeons and orchetriums, a col-

lection of David Winter cottages, dolls, coins, and an assortment of unusual crystal figurines. Visitors enter through the seven-foot tall solid bronze doors and into the grand salon were towering marble columns, crystal chandeliers and painted ceilings tower high above a second floor mezzanine with its musical instruments and 18th and 19th century French furniture. The 90-minute, guided-only tour concludes in the music room where visitors are serenaded by the Nethercutt's most unique piece — a 5,000 pipe Wurlitzer Organ. The Nethercutt Museum is located at 15151 Bledsoe St. in Sylmar, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Fish & Wildlife

Are hatcheries producing triploid trout? Q&As from the California Dept. of Fish and Game BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: A friend told me state Fish and Wildlife fish hatcheries are now producing and stocking triploid fish. Is this true? (Anonymous) Answer: Yes! These vivacious, catchable, sterilized rainbow trout are produced by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) fish hatcheries. Triploid fish have an extra set of chromosomes (3N) as a result of pressure treatment, combined with carefully monitored temperature and time precision during egg fertilization. The resulting fish are sterile, making them a more ecologically sound option for recre-

ational fishing in many waters across the state. The fish perform for anglers like a diploid (fertile) fish, many grow larger than the fertile diploids, and they are increasingly being produced in other states for recreational stocking throughout the country. In fact, new legislation that went into effect January 1, 2013 requires the CDFW to sterilize nearly all fish planted for recreational purposes. This sterilization practice has been in place for decades and requires no manipulation of the cell genomes - no genes are modified or transferred in this process. The carefully applied pressure during fertilization sim-

ply encourages the retention of an extra set of chromosomes normally in the egg but later discarded. Polyploidy (more than two sets of chromosomes) is common in the animal kingdom.

Do new sturgeon regs change two rod privileges? Question: The new sturgeon regulations mandate that only barbless hooks may be used when fishing for sturgeon. Does this mean it is now illegal to use two rods in waters where only barbless hooks are allowed? This doesn’t seem right. (Anonymous) Answer: No. Establishment of the barbless regulation for sturgeon does not alter use of the second-rod validation (e.g. the 2-rod stamp). The

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Famoso Rd. 399-2210, 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,

Activities 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

second-rod validation pertains only to specific bodies of water.

Crab snares Question: I’ve read about crab fishing using a fishing pole and "crab snares" but don’t know what regulations apply. Can you please clarify? (Tim T.) Answer: These are referred to as "loop traps" In the Ocean Sport Fishing regulation booklet (California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 29.80). Basically, they are composed of a bait box and up to six monofilament loops used to 'snare' the crab, and they are fished at the end of a line. Crab traps, including crab loop traps, may be used north of Point Arguello to take all species of crabs. For the take of Dungeness crabs from commercial passenger fish-

ing vessels, please refer to the Ocean Sport Fishing regulations booklet (CCR Title 14, section 29.85.) Note: Loop traps may have only a maximum of six loops total. You may find many loop traps with more loops for sale, but to stay legal when fishing in California waters, you'll need to cut off any extra loops.

Why the need for sturgeon fishing report cards and tags? Question: Why am I required to buy a sturgeon fishing report card and tags in order to go sturgeon fishing? What will the collected money be used for? Will the money be directed to a dedicated fund account? (Anonymous) Answer: The sturgeon fishing report cards with tags were created to

at the Fomoso Raceway, 33559 Fomoso Rd. 3992210,

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Hiking and Bike Paths

Spectator Events

Pat Keyes Trail Hike • Ridgecrest Feb. 23, 7:30 a.m. at the Ridgecrest Cinema parking lot. Information: 760-375-

Condors vs. Colorado Eagles• Bakersfield on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets at

help with enforcement of the sturgeon bag limit, a key conservation measure. In addition, data from the report cards is a valuable complement to on-going sturgeon research. The monies received from the sturgeon report card will be used to fund increased data analysis of the sturgeon populations (white and green) and enforcement of the regulations related to the sturgeon fishery. Card fees are not going to a dedicated fund because a dedicated fund can only be created by the Legislature. CARRIE WILSON is a marine environmental scientist 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 in this column. Please contact her at

CSUB Men’s Basketball vs. South Dakota St. • Bakersfield on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets at TO SUBMIT LISTINGS send by email to: or call 823-6360.


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Home & Garden

(Family Features) Cooking nutritious - and delicious - meatless meals for Lent has never been easier. These recipes start with Alaska Seafood, which is additive-free, lean, and full of healthful vitamins, minerals, nutrients and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. To find more easy, delicious, and healthy Lenten recipes, visit

Cod Moroccan-Style with Mango-Carrot Slaw Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 • 4 Alaska Cod fillets (4 to 6 ounces each), fresh, thawed or frozen • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots (2 to 3 shallots) • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger • 1 can (14.5 ounces) vegetable broth, divided • 1 teaspoon sugar • 4 cloves garlic, chopped • Large pinch of saffron • 1 teaspoon cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon allspice • 2 cups dry couscous • 1/4 cup toasted almond slices

Mango Slaw: • 1 mango, peeled and sliced (about 2 cups) • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely sliced • 1/2 cup shredded carrot • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel • 2 teaspoons orange juice • 1 tablespoon honey • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Rinse any ice glaze from frozen fillets under cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Heat heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of cod with 1 tablespoon oil. Place in heated skillet and cook, uncovered, about 3 to 4 minutes, until browned. Shake pan occasionally to keep from sticking. Turn cod over, cover pan tightly and reduce heat to medium. Cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes for frozen cod or 3 to 4 minutes for fresh/thawed fish. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout. Remove from pan; keep warm. In the same pan, sauté shallots in 1 tablespoon oil just until soft, about 2 minutes. Add cilantro, ginger, 1 cup vegetable broth, sugar, garlic, saffron, cinnamon and allspice; cook until thickened. Meanwhile, prepare couscous according to package directions,

using remaining vegetable broth as part of the liquid. Slaw: In large bowl, combine mango, bell pepper, carrot and cilantro. In separate small bowl, blend lime juice and peel, orange juice, honey and cinnamon. Pour dressing over slaw; toss. For each serving: Place about 3/4 cup couscous on a plate; top with 1/2 cup mango slaw. Top with a cod fillet. Pour 1/4 cup shallot sauce over fish; garnish with 1 tablespoon toasted almonds.

Salmon Penne with Green Beans Vinaigrette Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 5 (2 cups each) • 12 ounces whole wheat penne (or other pasta) • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and halved • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided • 12 ounces Alaska salmon, fresh, thawed or frozen • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • Lemon wedges and sprigs of thyme, for garnish Cook pasta in boiling water for about 8 minutes, or according to package instructions, until al dente. Add green beans during the last 3 to 4 minutes of cooking time. Drain pasta and beans, reserving 3 tablespoons cooking liquid, then return pasta, beans and reserved liquid to pan. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, thyme leaves, garlic salt and 2 tablespoons olive oil. While pasta cooks, rinse any ice glaze from frozen salmon under cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Heat heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of salmon with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place in heated skillet and cook, uncovered, about 3 to 4 minutes, until browned. Shake pan

occasionally to keep from sticking. Turn salmon over; cover pan tightly and reduce heat to medium. Cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes for frozen salmon or 3 to 4 minutes for fresh/thawed fish. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout. Break into large chunks (removing skin, if any); add to pasta. Cook and stir gently over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon wedges and thyme sprigs.

Healthy, delicious dining all year long Eating seafood at least twice a week can help protect against heart disease, according to USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. To keep hearts healthy, the USDA recommends eating eight ounces of seafood per week, which is equivalent to two four-ounce servings. Here are ways you can add delicious, heart-healthy seafood to your diet: • Choose seafood such as Alaska pollock, cod, halibut, sole, King and Snow crab, black cod and salmon, which offer nutritional benefits such as heart-healthy omega-3s. • Prepare seafood so it's lean and flavorful by using healthy cooking methods such as grilling, roasting or baking, and skipping calorie- and fat-laden methods such as frying, breading, or by adding rich sauces. • Add flavor using spices and fresh or dried herbs as seasonings. • Serve seafood with healthful sides, such as whole grains, roasted vegetables and crisp greens. Source: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute


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Research has long supported the recommendation of one glass (5 ounces) of red wine for heart health, but many nonalcohol drinkers want to know if grape juice offers the same health benefits? The answer is yes, if it's 100 percent purple grape juice. "You get similar benefits, but red wine would provide those health benefits at a bit higher level," shares Susan MillsGray, Nutrition & Health Education Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension. When grapes are fermented, the process creates/liberates tannins, which are the beneficial compounds found in red wine. Tannins act as antioxidants in suppressing production of the peptide responsible for hardening arteries. Grapes and red wine also share the health benefits from resveratrol, an antioxidant found in the skin of red and purple grapes. Resveratrol promotes healthier blood vessels, which leads to better blood flow and overall improved heart health. Resveratrol has been found to block immature fat cells from developing and functioning, which can prevent/reduce body fat. Resveratrol is also found in blueberries, cranberries, peanuts and peanut butter. Most grape juice is made from the Concord grape. The Concord grape is far from ordinary. This little purple fruit (and its cousin the white Niagara grape) packs quite a nutrition punch to help fuel healthy, vibrant lifestyles. Concord grapes have natural plant nutrients called polyphenols, including many of the same ones found in red wine. Not only do polyphenols give Concord grapes their vibrant color, these plant nutrients also act as antioxidants and deliver benefits to help promote overall health. What's more, research suggests that Concord grapes make one heart-healthy juice. Most 100 percent grape juice is made with whole Concord grapes -- skin, seeds and all -- and contains no added sugar, color or flavor. Getting enough fruits and vegetables each day is important for overall health. In particular, most people fall short on getting enough vibrantly colored, blue and purple fruits and vegetables, which only account for about 3 percent of total fruit and vegetable intake. That's not great news, because a diet rich in a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables ensures the broadest range of vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant nutrients.

Dark-skinned blue and purple fruits, like the Concord grape and grape juice, provide plant nutrients not found in many other colors of fruits and vegetables. In fact, according to a national survey, consuming blue and purple fruits and vegetables is associated with healthier eating patterns in children and adults, and overall better health in adults. Drinking the right amount of 100 percent juice made with Concord grapes can be a smart way to add purple fruit to the diet and to liven up your day. But it's important to remember that many purple grape juices aren't made with Concord grapes, which means they may not have the same amount of plant nutrients, and therefore have less natural polyphenol power. Check the label to make sure that the grape juice that you're buying is 100 percent grapes. "The typical rule of thumb is that if you don't drink alcohol, you shouldn't start, so 100 percent purple grape juice is certainly a good option," adds Mills-Gray. Juice also contains slightly less calories than wine -- juice has 4 calories per gram, wine has 7 calories per gram. So, enjoy the benefits of the juice of the vine without the alcohol and drink 100 percent grape juice!

Grape juice smoothie Here's an especially heart-healthy drink. Not only is it low in fat, but red grapes contain the same phytochemicals found in red wine that protect against heart disease. To freeze grapes for this recipe or for a great frozen snack, place the individual grapes on a tray and place them in a freezer. When frozen, pour the grapes into a re-sealable bag and store in the freezer. • 1/2 cup grape juice, chilled • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt • 1 cup frozen, seedless red grapes In a blender, combine grape juice, yogurt and grapes and blend until mixture is smooth and frothy. Pour into 1 tall glass. Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children's author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is "The Kitchen Diva's Diabetic Cookbook." Her website is To see how-to videos, recipes and much, much more, Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva! on Facebook and go to Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis


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Owning Your Own Pet Business BY SAM MAZZOTTA

DEAR PAW'S CORNER: I'm a pet owner (two cats, a very mellow Chihuahua and two parakeets), and for a couple of years now I've been thinking of starting a business as a dog walker or pet sitter. Some of my friends and my boyfriend are trying to talk me out of it, saying pet sitters don't make any money, and it's an undignified job. What do you think? - MaryAnne K., Syracuse, N.Y.


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DEAR MARYANNE: If you think that you can be successful at something, then you probably can. I'm sure your friends are trying to talk you out of it because they care about you, but in the end, it's about what you want. And frankly, caring for pets is hardly undignified -- it's an incredibly important job. There's also high demand for quality pet care in major cities. The most important part of starting your business is to do your homework -- not just learning about pet sitting, but running a business as well. Sign up for small business or entrepreneurship classes and/or

groups in your area (some are offered free or at low cost). Visit your local SBA (Small Business Administration) office to learn about federal programs and loans available to you. Learn about the pet-sitting and dog-walking industry by checking out these organizations: Pet Sitters International ( and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters ( They offer resources, advice, training, online referral services, group health and dental insurance plans, and even certification. One of the best things you can do is talk to pet sitters and ask questions. How do they provide quality pet care to their customers? What is the business climate like in your area? Learn as much as you can about running a pet sitting business. Send your questions or comments to, or write to Paw's Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet care-related advice and information, visit (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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The annual Bark for Life will be held April 27, at Railroad Park in Tehachapi. Bark for Life is part of the 10th annual Tehachapi Relay for Life and is an opportunity for dog owners to join in raising money for cancer research. Mark your calendars and plan to dress

up your dogs in purple as we remember those who are survivors and those who have lost their battle with cancer. Registration will be at 9 a.m. and the Walk at 10 a.m.  For more information, contact, Barbara Villasenor: 661-332-4975.

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crate trained. She walks on a leash and likes to go in the car. She gets along with her foster sisters, but we do not know about cats. Kandy is a very loving little girl but needs to go to a single person home because she bonds to her person and is very protective. For more information about Kandy or others, contact the Tehachapi Humane Society at 661823-0699 or visit


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Knotty Kitten is the best of the best. This kid is lovable, sociable and fearless. Knotty would do best in a busy home with a lot of children as he can be picked up and carried and not even squirm. He would also love to play with an energetic dog or lots of young playful cats. He has an endless amount of energy, yet at night will lie of your lap and nudge your face for loves. He needs a safe indoor outdoor home

where he can grow to his full potential of a very large cat. He is 12 pounds already and not even a year old. Knotty is a keeper, do not let this one get away. He is box trained, vaccinated and micro chipped and has a $55 adoption fee. Contact Have a Heart Humane Society at

Rescue Group Contacts • Tehachapi Humane Society - 823-0699, 21600 Golden Star, Tehachapi. Visit the THS website at • Have a Heart Humane Society Society750-2261, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Tehachapi. See adoptable dogs at • Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP)823-4100, contact@thestoppers.or g, 785 Tucker Road, Tehachapi. Visit the STOP website at • Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue- Call Zach at 9723852 or visit • Doberman Pinscher SOS-886-1721. Visit the Dobie SOS website at 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 For more information call Antony Earley, 823-6370.


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Noteworthy Buy your state parks annual pass on your state tax return form Californians can now purchase their California State Parks Annual Pass on their state income tax return. It is a new option than makes the process quick and easy. This new option was created through the Cali-

fornia State Park Stewardship Act of 2012 (AB 1589), a new state law authored by former state Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael. The pass costs $195 and allows passenger vehicles of up to nine passen-

gers into 130 California State Parks for a year after its issue date. The “contributions” section of the 540 and 540a tax forms contain a new line to enter the price of the parks pass. In addition, there is a

tax deduction option in this new program. Any additional donation over the $195 for the pass is seen as a tax-deductible contribution that will reduce the tax liability of the donor and provide needed support to the park system. The additional donation will be allocated to the State Parks Protection Fund, where it will be used to address deferred maintenance projects and otherwise enhance visitors’ park experiences.


The California State Park Stewardship Act of 2012 mandates that the Department develops a prioritized action plan for solving budget challenges, explore alternative revenue streams, limit the number of state park closures and establish the Annual Pass option on the tax forms. The funding generated from the tax form and donation option will be used in combination with funding recently appropriated by the Gov-

ernor and the legislature to help replace the General Fund reductions to the State Parks’ budget over the past ten years and more. In addition, it is hoped this option will contribute toward the deferred maintenance backlog of more than $1.3 billion dollars that goes back twenty years and more. For more information on the State Parks Protection Fund, visit: v/annualpass.

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IRS announces simplified option for claiming home office deduction starting this year The Internal Revenue Service today announced a simplified option that many owners of home-based businesses and some homebased workers may use to figure their deductions for the business use of their homes. In tax year 2010, the most recent year for which figures are available, nearly 3.4 million taxpayers claimed deductions for business use of a home (commonly referred to as the home office deduction). The new optional deduction, capped at $1,500 per year based on $5 a square foot for up to 300 square feet, will reduce the paperwork and recordkeeping burden on small businesses by an estimated 1.6 million hours annually. "This is a commonsense rule to provide taxpayers an easier way to calculate and claim the home office deduction," said Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller. "The IRS continues to look for similar ways to combat complexity and encourages people to look at this option as they consider tax planning in 2013." The new option provides eligible taxpayers an easier path to claim-

ing the home office deduction. Currently, they are generally required to fill out a 43line form (Form 8829) often with complex calculations of allocated expenses, depreciation and carryovers of unused deductions. Taxpayers claiming the optional deduction will complete a significantly simplified form. Though homeowners using the new option cannot depreciate the portion of their home used in a trade or business, they can claim allowable mortgage interest, real estate taxes and casualty losses on the home as itemized deductions on Schedule A. These deductions need not be allocated between personal and business use, as is required under the regular method. Business expenses unrelated to the home, such as advertising, supplies and wages paid to employees are still fully deductible. Current restrictions on the home office deduction, such as the requirement that a home office must be used regularly and exclusively for business and the limit tied to the income derived from the particular business,

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WASTEWATER SUPERVISOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR III BEAR VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT Salary: $47,184 $57,348 Annually (DOQ) plus Full Benefits Package) The Bear Valley Community Services District is looking for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III to supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in running the district's tertiary treatment plant. The District serves a population of nearly 6000, covers forty square miles and has elevations ranging from 4000 to 7000 feet. There are 471 sewer connections. The District is seeking an individual with a solid background in wastewater treatment, mechanics, mathematics, and laboratory procedures. Applicants must be able to respond to afterhours emergencies. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate five years of increasingly responsible experience. Possession of a Grade III Wastewater Treatment Operator certificate is mandatory. The District offers CalPERS retirement and a competitive benefit package. Submit application by March 1, 2013. A job description and application can be picked-up at the Bear Valley CSD located at 28999 South Lower Valley Road, Tehachapi, CA, or downloaded at under the information tab. Contact Sandy Janzen, Assistant General Manager (661)821-4428 or with any additional questions. EOE/ADA

Quality homes for rent. View listings @ Call Kathy Carey @ 661-331-1514. Serving Tehachapi for 25 years! $1,350+$1,350 Sec., Bear Valley Springs, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, completely redone, everything new, 2 car gar, fenced yd, 661-821-3938 GH Home, 1640 sf, 3 + 2 + bonus rm, fp, cntrl air $1,125 SS Home, 1823 sf. split wing, 3 + 2 + bonus rm, fp, cnrtl air, fenced, $1,150 English Heritage Real Estate Call Richard Jeffs 661-823-1088 Lic. 01300353 Fully Remodeled 2 bdrm 1 bath, great downtown location, all applcs. washer & dryer, pest control & gdnr. incl. $900/mo., 661- 747-9245

Town , Condo, 2 + 1, attched gar, close to shopping $790 Town , Cozy Home, 3 + 2 1016 sf.,fireplace, fruit trees $925 English Heritage Real Estate Call Richard Jeffs 661-823-1088 Lic. 01300353

216 W. Valley Blvd. $999 Rent $999 Deposit 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath W/D Hookups, Large Lot & Garage Call 661-863-0000 House For Rent on 2 acres for 2 people, $850 after $50 rebate for 1 yr. lease, $2,500 to move in, 2 bdrms / 1.5 bath + basement+Washroom/Storage with Sink+Garage, Water well on property. Near Valley Blvd and Tucker. 818-907-0040

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Real Estate Rentals

Houses House for Rent, 3+2, very clean & updated, $1,250 rent + sec 661-549-6261 3+2, cute house in town $1,050 + $1,000 security 238-5361 SS 3+2 1/2, 2300 SF, 2 1/2 car gar, pets ok, sec dep & 1st mo rent 661-203-3228 BVS, 3+2+2 Car Garage, on Valley Floor Acre With Fence $1,200mo Call 661-304-8888 Remodeled 3+2, 810 Kelton St. $1,175+$1,200 Sec, cr chk. 661-917-1064 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

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 GH. 1+1 W/FP & lrg. closet; coin op lndry. $550 sec, $550mo. water/trash pd. Ref. req. 823-9938

Apartments Charming 2/1 Apartments

near Town. Private Back Yard Plus W/D $850month+Dep Please call 661-822-0858 or 661-832-8900 Home improvement help is available in our Business & Services Directory

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

Tehachapi Rentals BVS Room for Rent furnished bedroom with private bath. Kitchen/Laundry access, wireless, View of Cub Lake, Non/smker, must love pets. $450/mo. + $500 sec. Available April 1st, 661- 331-6637

Office Space 248 sq. ft., Downtown 822-6470


Real Estate Sales

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

Commercial Building for Lease. 3000 sf on Teh2+1 Apartment, small achapi Blvd for lease with patio, near GH school, laun- gated parking. Available on dry room on premises, new 4/1/13. paint & carpet. $600/mo. Call 822-7758 fo, leave message at (661)331-0597 GH 2+1 Newer, W/D hookups, fenced yard, laminate and tile flooring, small pet We are here to help you. ok. $675/mo. 821-0518. Call 822-6828 2 + 1 washer/dry hookups , fenced backyard 21060 DELUXE OFFICE SUITE, Santa Barbara Dr. 823-9725 900 SF, carpeted, blinds, A/C, restroom, across from or 345-1853 City Hall, $900/mo GH 2 + 1 1/2 , 2 car gar. fnd 661-822-7625. playyrd, 21630 Brook Dr. $700/m $500 sec. 972-1038

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

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Acreage and Lots Water Rights, 47 Acre feet Tehachapi Basin water rights for lease, call 661-305-1902

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WILLOW TREES APARTMENT 22709 Woodford/Tehachapi Rd.

2 BD, 1 BA Furnished and Paid Utilities

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661-822-8601 or 823-4429

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

FOR RENT HOME LISTINGS 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.

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

Commercial Rentals Warehouse w/Office Bath and Roll Up Door Great Location. 917-1064 Office Space avail., prime downtown location 150 sq ft. reasonable rate. 661-619-4594

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Commercial Rentals

315 West E St., 3 Bedroom,1 Bath - small but cute. Carport/ Garage, W/D hook-ups. $850/mo + security deposit. No Cats.


APARTMENTS LISTINGS 21251 Golden Hills Blvd. #D, 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, W/D hook-ups, attached garage & A/C. $900.00/mo+ security deposit.

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28561 Deer Trail, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath fully furnished home, all appliances included, 2 car garage, secluded location . $1,100/ mo + security deposit.

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Newer home for rent 2+3, across from high school, 2 car gar, fncd back yd, dog run, lg Tuff shed, $1,300 +$1,300 sec., 661-221-0302

23130 Marci Court, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath furnished home. Fireplace hard wood floors, laundry room, NO INSIDE PETS . $1,000/mo + security deposit.

SPRING IS ALMOST HERE – enjoy the great outdoors on your very own equestrian dream estate! BEAUTIFUL 2718 SF 4BD, 3BA Split-Wing Design with 10FT Ceilings. Spacious, open kitchen and living area with Center Island and walk-in pantry. Floor-to-ceiling rock fireplace, library with floor-to-ceiling cabinets. Stunning 20 acre all-usable parcel nestled at the base of the mountains with gorgeous views. Property is fenced and cross-fenced, includes Billet barns, a center aisle barn, 6 stalls, feed, tack and hay room, round ring, pastures and paddocks. Priced at $675,000. Call today – a must-see showing to appreciate this stunning property!

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2 bdrm 2 bath, 1400 sq.ft., $1,100 w/1 yr. lease, luxury home for Srs., walk to down town & shopping, 822-6338

21611 San Gabriel, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home. Tile flooring, RV parking, large fenced back yard with shop, attached 2 car garage, W/D hooks. $1,000/mo + security deposit.

801 W Tehachapi Blvd Ste 2

Mary Ann Durnell

Paul Durnell

Dori Bethany

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GH, 2+1, open and spacious, w/d hookups, garage......................$675 GH, 1+1, fireplace, fridge, stove, large walk-in closet.....................$475 TOWN, 2+1, duplex, fenced yard, garage...............................$635 TOWN, 2+1, New paint & carpet, tile, garage........................$595 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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Sue was always on top of everything when it came to any questions we had. She was very knowledgeable about the process of buying a home. She was very easy to work with and handled any situation that came up during Escrow. Sue is amazing to work with. ~Mr. & Mrs. P. GOLDEN HILLS

U CE D RE D MAKE IT YOURS! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,568 sq.ft., tile roof, tile floors & newer kitchen cabinets. Upstairs loft is finished without a closet and is rough plumbed for a bath. Needs some TLC. Lot next door also available! Call for details. $155,000 #9965377

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

BEAUTIFUL newer custom 3BR/3BA home, easy care flooring decking off the back, beautiful vaulted ceiling and a well laid out floor plan for relaxed living or a wonderful vacation retreat! $175,000 #9964370

AMAZING! 3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 1,901 sq.ft., covered deck from master BR, wonderful Living Rm & Family rm, spaciously wide hallways and Staircase. R.V. access, Landscaped front and Back, Oversized garage. Well - maintained with a Tile Roof. $199,900 #9965077

MAGNIFICENT BVS ESTATE on 16.3 flat acres. Splitwing Apprx. 4,221 sft. Chef’s kitchen, 3BR/2.75BA+office, 3 car garage w/guest house (apprx. 1,553 sq. ft) Seller will finance up to 50%! Call for details. $795,000 #9964544

SO NICE! 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

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

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

GREAT HOME in Golden Hills West. Features 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,759 sq.ft., laminated flooring in halls, family room and kitchen, vaulted ceilings, walk in closet in master bedroom. Call for special financing details! $189,900 #9965508

ONE OF A KIND very unique home, apprx. 2,186 sq.ft, several large decks, park-like setting & BEAUTIFUL views! Wood walls & ceilings; granite counters on bar, kitchen & baths; 2 Skylights, large master with office/sitting area & separate shower/tub; each room has its own thermostat. $271,000 #9965594


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

YOU’LL LOVE THIS 2BR/1.75BA +Den/ Office home located near the golf course, country club, year round outdoor swimming pool & lighted tennis courts. This home was approved and built as a 3BR home, and could be changed back to a 3BR by modifying the closet space between the Master BR & Den. On sewer & natural gas. $134,000 #9965065

DELIGHTFUL DEAL! 2BR/1BA + bonus room with new stucco, new kitchen and appliances, new windows, new water heater, some new plumbing and electrical, new paint inside & out. Conveniently close to downtown shopping and restaurants. $87,000 #9965233

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


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

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



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

U CED RE D 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: $294,500 #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

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

U CED RE D 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. Come see! $97,000 #9965702

CHERRY LANE ESTATES! 3BR/1.75BA, apprx 1,752 sq.ft. home with newer sink & counters; built-in hutch in the dining room; laminate flooring in entry, hall & bedrooms, built-in cabinet in hall, walk-in closet in the master BR & gas starter - wood burning fireplace. Nicely landscaped, too! $174,900 #9965874


AWESOME HOME! 3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 2,152 sq.ft., generously-sized home in West Golden Hills! Beautiful center brick fireplace in LR. dining area & french doors lead to patio. Huge bonus Rm, Murphy bed ready! Backyard landscaped with fruit trees, shade trees & roses. R.V. parking available w/electric hook ups. $192,000 #9965897

BEAUTIFUL, UPGRADED HOME in West Golden Hills, 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. $25,000 #9965701 CALL US TO SEE OTHER WONDERFUL GOLDEN HILLS PROPERTIES!

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, manicured landscaping, circular driveway & slate patio $379,900 #9965122

SO NICE 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 #99653

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

WAITING FOR YOU! 3BR/2BA, apprx 2,063 sq.ft., Oversized walk-in Master bedroom closet, Jacuzzi Tub and walk-in shower. Granite countertops, Split Wing Floor design with separate Formal Dining Room. Exterior Landscaping in Front with R.V. access. $190,000 #9965677


LOVELY 3BR/1BA home with nearly 1,300 sq.ft. featuring new tile flooring, central heat and AC, new light fixtures, new doors & crown molding. Fully fenced yard, large shed, pond & fruit trees. Fully landscaped with a white picket fence in the City! $135,900 #9965880

WONDERFULLY ROOMY 2004 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,456 sq.ft. home, LG living room, kitchen with island & large pantry includes refrigerator. Laundry room with washer & dryer. Master bath has garden tub & separate shower. Tuff Shed in the carport area. Gated, Senior Park. Now: $49,900 #9965620



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