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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Doff a bit of that careful, conservative outlook and let your brave Bovine self take a chance on meeting that new challenge. You could be surprised at how well you do.

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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

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Buddy Alan Owens-The Buckaroos • Bakersfield Feb. 8 and 9, 7:30 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets:

Pick up glass & 8 tasting tickets at the Tehachapi Depot Museum

Open Mic & Acoustic Jam • Tehachapi Every Wednesday night, music and poetry, at 7 p.m. at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St., 823-9994. Sign up to perform at the door.

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La Bella Amore Italian Bistro • Tehachapi first Friday: Grim Bernhoft, first Saturday: Guy and Debbie Martin, second Friday: Alicia Hansen, second Saturday: Geezers on the Loose, third Friday: Craig Shaw, third Saturday: Grim Bernhoft, fourth Friday: Pat Strong Trio, fourth Saturday: Jug Band., 209 S. Green St., (661) 822-7419 Sagebrush Cafe • Lancaster Live music first Friday of each month. 42104 50th St. West, KC Steakhouse • Bakersfield Jimmy Gaines-pianist: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. 2525 “F” St. 322-9910, KC Steakhouse • Bakersfield Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Featuring: Jimmy Gaines-pianist; Mike Hall-guitarist; Bobby O-drummer and vocalist, Glenda Robles. 2525 “F” St. 322-9910, Debbie & Guy Martin • Tehachapi soft rock 70s & 80s, every Thursday, during dinner hours. Apple Shed, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333. Reverend Horton Heat • Bakersfield March 9, 7 p.m. B Ryders Sports Bar, 7401 White Ln. 397-7304,


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Acoustic Eidolon • Tehachapi Guitar and cello duo. Feb. 10, 3 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapia Blvd. or call 823-9994. Tom Rigley and the Flambeau • Bakersfield Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or Boyz II Men • Lancaster Feb.14, 8 p.m. Lancaster Performing Arts, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: Hurley • Tehachapi Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994.

Mento Buru-Cesareo Garasa • Bakersfield March 17, 8 p.m. On The Rocks, 1517 18th St. 327-7685.

Ridgecrest Brass Ensemble • Ridgecrest Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Chamber Concert, Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-3756900,

Acronycal Rock • Bakersfield March 17, 8 p.m. On The Rocks, 1517 18th St. 327-7685.

Reckless Kelly • Bakersfield Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Crystal Palace, 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets:


Kray Van Kirk • Tehachapi Mar. 9, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994.

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:

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

Styx • Bakersfield Feb. 4, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets:

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

Verdi & Wagner: 200th Birthday Celebration • Bakersfield Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave.

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Main Street’s Valentines Wine and Chocolate Walk

a celebration of romance and friendship The treasured and fine wines of Opolo Vineyards, incredible appetizers from Tehachapi Culinary and delicious handmade chocolates from Linda Pettitt, owner of Linda’s Cakes N Things, that’s just the start of a fantastic evening of wine and chocolate tasting, an evening that begins at The Depot. Main Street’s Valentines Wine and Chocolate Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6 9 p.m. starting at the Tehachapi Train Depot Museum. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the event. Call the Main Street office at 822-6519, go to their website at where you can pay using PayPal or get your tickets at The Apple Shed Restaurant. Advance ticket holders will be expedited through the Depot to get their commemorative glass and eight tasting tickets and start the evening off with there, or, get the glass and tickets and go out onto Tehachapi Blvd or F Street to visit with the 19 other businesses on the map, every one of which will be serving wine, appetizers and deliciously handcrafted chocolates. You determine where you want to go, based on your wine and chocolate choices which will be listed on the map. A fantastic variety of red and white wines awaits you are you journey around the heart of Downtown Tehachapi. Stay warm by lingering at the business, browsing, shoping or just listening to live music which will be presented at many of the businesses. This is a favorite event that truly warms the heart even in our brisk February weather. At right: Linda Pettitt, owner of Linda’s Cakes N Things, prepares a batch of chocolate candies, custom made for Main Street Tehachapi Valentines Wine and Chocolate Walk. This event will take place starting at 6 p.m., on Feb. 9, beginning at the Tehachapi Train Depot (north west corner of Tehachapi Blvd. and Green St.). PHOTOS BY TERRI ASHER/TEHACHAPI NEWS.

‘Chamber pop’ artist Jann Klose at Fiddlers Crossing Feb. 1 BY DEBORAH HAND CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Jann Klose, who will perform at Fiddlers Crossing in Downtown Tehachapi on Feb. 1, is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who epitomizes the “Crossing” part of Fiddlers Crossing. Klose is truly an international musician, having lived in Germany, Kenya and South Africa and the United States. His music is a genre becoming known as “Chamber Pop,” a form of pop-rock performed in an intimate style more like folk music. His lush, beautiful voice is well-suited to bringing out the deep emotions of his lyrics. Klose first came to the United States as an exchange stu-

Jann Klose dent in Ohio. He now lives in New York City, but tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. In the month before the Fiddlers Crossing concert, he will be performing in Germany and Canada, as well as Penn-

sylvania and Ohio. He last played at Fiddlers Crossing in 2011. As a singer and songwriter, his music reflects his international background in his lyrics and melodies, as well as his rhythms and guitar work. The Washington Post writes of him, “Klose wins over the listener with his soaring voice, which may be a staple of chamber pop for a long time to come.” Klose has also performed on the stage, as well as in film and soundtracks. His stage credits include “Jekyll & Hyde” on Broadway, and in the touring companies of The Who’s “Tommy” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

He appears as a singer and guitar player in the new Jeff Buckley biopic, “Greetings from Tim Buckley,” that is making the rounds of film festivals overseas. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012 to rave reviews. His songs can be heard on “Dead Broke,” a Warner Bros. film featuring Paul Sorvino. The musician also has a “world citizen” outlook in helping others. He was involved in cleanup efforts on Staten Island after hurricane Sandy decimated that region of New York City. He has donated his time and talents to a CD produced by the Healthy Food for Thought organization, designed to

teach kids the benefits of healthy eating. “Good Enough to Eat” was nominated for a Grammy in the “spoken word” category in 2010. The CD was produced as a benefit for the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food. The compelling music of Jann Klose makes a fitting way to top off the First Friday evening. It will start at 7 p.m., giving people plenty of time to visit the galleries and businesses first. Fiddlers Crossing will not be holding a First Friday Open House in February but will resume in March. Tickets to this concert are $15, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


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call 823-9994.

Owens Blvd. Tickets:

Claude Bourbon • Tehachapi Mar. 29, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994.

The Original Coasters, The Original Drifters and the Platters • Bakersfield Mar. 17, 3 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: Juanes • Bakersfield May 17, 8 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: We Friends • Ridgecrest March 22 - 23, 7:30 p.m. Chamber Concert, Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-3756900, Jeff Dunham-Disorderly Conduct • Bakersfield Mar. 23, 5 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Dave Stamey • Tehachapi Mar. 24, 3 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or

Dana Hubbard • Tehachapi April 6, 7 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994. Harmonia Alert! • Bakersfield April 13, 8 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or Merle Haggard • Bakersfield April 13, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: Jim Willer in “Feelin’ Groovy” • Bakersfield April 14, 3 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Brian Regan • Bakers-

Marwencol: Mar. 8, Aftershock Mar. 22, Marley: April 19, Polisse: April 5, The Skin I Live In: May 3, Nobody Else but You: May 10. All shows 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets:

field April 14, 7 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: Bruce Molsky • Tehachapi April 19, 7 p.m. Old time fiddler and multi-instrumentalist, presented by Fiddlers Crossing, at St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 1200 S. Curry St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. or call 823-9994.

The Art Laboe Super Love Jam • Bakersfield Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: 800-745-3000,, Bakersfield area Walmart locations.

Karaoke & D.J. Ladies Night & D.J. • Tehachapi 7-10 p.m., every Wednesday, Tehachapi Mountain Pub & Brewery, 20717 South Street, 822-0788. Domingo’s Mexican & Seafood Restuarant • Tehachapi 7-11 p.m., every Wednesday, 20416 Highway 202, 822-7611.

Performances Almost Maine • Tehachapi Feb. 1, 2, 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Feb. 3, 2 p.m. Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St. Tickets:


This Hurts. TCT performers Heather Ringle and Kendric Bertram perform in a scene from the current Tehachapi Community Theatre Production of John Cariani’s, Almost, Maine. 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. 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, FLICS • Bakersfield: Sidewalls: Feb. 8, Shun Li and the Poet: Feb. 22,

“A Really Big Show” • Lancaster Feb. 9, 7 p.m. It’s Only Tuesday Production-Arbor Community Theatre, 858 W. Jackman. 726-9355, 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. 2-3, 2 p.m. Dore Arena Theatre, Cal State Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy. 654-3093, See MORE UPCOMING • Page 6


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

Activities Very beginning acrylic painting • Bakersfield Saturdays, 1 - 4 p.m. Bakersfield Art Association, 1817 Eye St. 205-3488, Beginning drawing and watercolor for highschool students and adults • Bakersfield First and Third Mondays, 6 - 8 p.m. 330-2676, Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., Beginning Oil Painting • Bakersfield Fridays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 3993707 Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St. Composition • Bakersfield (all mediums). Mondays, 2 - 5 pm. 3334488 Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 1817 Eye. St. Pencil lovers group • Bakersfield Second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. noon. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 760-376-6604, Fun with WatercolorPen & Ink • Bakersfield Every Wednesday 9:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 872-2332 Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., Framing Clinic • Bakersfield Every Wednesday, 1 - 4 p.m. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye

St., 205-3488, Animation class • Lancaster Fridays, Feb. 1 March 22, 6 - 7:30 Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 7236077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Open Studio • Lancaster Explore new mediums. Saturdays, Feb. 2 23, 1 - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, March 2- 23, 1 - 5 p.m. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Potter’s wheel • Lan-

caster 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. 7236077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Beginning drawing VII• Bakersfield Feb. 5, 13, 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 760376-6604, Watercolor Painter’s • Bakersfield Tuesdays Feb. 5, 12 and 19, 12:30 -

2:30 p.m. Bakersfield Art Association,1817 Eye St., 760-376-6604, Beyond point & shoot photography • Lancaster Wednesdays, Feb. 20 March 22; 6 - 7:30 p.m. Advanced: Wednesdays, Jan.9 - Feb. 13, Wednesdays, Feb. 20 - March 22, 7:30 - 9 p.m. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 7236077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Fundamentals of acrylic painting • Lancaster Sundays, Mar. 3 April 7; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Museum of Art & History,

665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, Introduction to classical drawing • Lancaster Saturdays, now through March 24, 2 - 5 p.m. Museum of Art & History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Making Art • Bakersfield Six week adult workshop, Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through March 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R St. Call 323- 7219 for sign-up. Family photography course • Lancaster

Tuesdays, 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. 723-6077, cityoflancasterca. org/recreation. Learn basic Japanese • Lancaster Beginners: Wednesdays, now through 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. creation. See MORE UPCOMING • Page 7

Fun is theme for First Friday Art Walk on Feb. 1 Fun seems to be the theme for Downtown Tehachapi’s First Friday Art Walk for Feb. 1, with a number of venues rolling out the red carpet for guests. Galleries, the Tehachapi Museum and some shops will be open for the special event from 5 to 8 p.m. plus there is a show continuing at the Beekay Theatre (curtain time is 7:30 p.m. for “Almost, Maine,” $15) and Fiddler’s Crossing is hosting Jann Klose in concert (7 p.m., $15.) With the exception of the concert and show at the Beekay, events are free. Tehachapi Treasure Trove, 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd. is hosting a First Friday Fun Fest as part of its Jewelry Jamboree Weekend. Food, beverages and an extensive display of jewelry created by local artists will highlight the evening. In addition to the wide variety of jewelry already available at the Treasure Trove, tables will be available for rent for the weekend by other artists not already showing in the downtown area. The jewelry will remain on display through Sunday, Feb. 4, providing extra shopping time for Valentine’s Day gifts.


Tehachapi Treasure Trove invites you to its Jewelry Jamboree Weekend, kicking off on First Friday, Jan. 1. Down the street at Gallery ‘n’ Gifts, 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd., the Tehachapi Valley Arts Association will be showing the work of photographers in the 8th annual TVAA Photo Contest. Photographers once again took up the challenge and entered their photographic visions in the contest,” said Gale Caldwell of the association. The winner of the highly competitive event will be announced

at a First Friday reception, during which the public is invited to view the photos, which will remain on display during the entire month of February. Proceeds from the event will go toward art scholarships to graduating seniors, as well as to provide art supplies to area schools, Caldwell said. Music is a popular part of First Friday and at the Back Street Gallery, 106 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

Gayel Pitchford and Ron Blair will perform. At the Tehachapi Community Church, on the corner of Green and "E" Streets, will open its Friendship Hall on First Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. for a display of glass beads made by polymer clay artist Cheryl Harris. Harris, who relocated from San Diego to Tehachapi in 2000 and learned the polymer process from Karen Lewis, aka Klew, will also discuss the process of making beads out of glass with a torch. A lthough an artist in various mediums including oil paints acrylics, Harris finds bead making a favorite activity for her creative efforts. Her work has been published in PolymerCare magazine and Belle Armoire Jewelry. And the Tehachapi Museum, 310 S. Green St., will have a fun new exhibit installed in time for First Friday. “Toys of the 20th Century” includes a variety of toys that delighted children in times past. While you’re downtown check for various shops that may be open late — from antiques to fashion for all ages — or enjoy dinner at your favorite restaurant.

29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering ends on Feb. 2 The 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the nation’s greatest celebration of the American West, its people, culture and traditions, is taking place now until Feb. 2 in Elko, Nevada. Produced by the Western Folklife Center, this annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering features performances of poetry and music from the cowboy and ranching occupation, but also presents exhibitions, films, workshops, dances

and discussions—all centered on land-based culture in the American West, its traditional arts and the challenges it faces in the 21st century. The performance line-up includes cowboy poets Baxter Black, Wally McRae, Paul Zarzyski, Waddie Mitchell, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Joel Nelson, Elizabeth Ebert and many others. Music is as integral to the gathering as poetry; the musical line-up

includes Don Edwards, Tom Russell, The Quebe Sisters Band, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Brenn Hill, Wylie & The Wild West, Dave Stamey, Corb Lund & The Hurtin’ Albertans, Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs, Cowboy Celtic, The Saddle Cats and more. The gathering also features hands-on workshops in traditional western arts such as rawhide braiding and cinch-making as well as songwriting, Italian cooking and rhythm guitar.

For tickets and information, visit, call 775738-7508, or toll-free 888-8805885. Note: Cowboy musician Dave Stamey will be performing locally in Tehachapi at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 East “F” St., on Sunday Mar. 24, at 3 p.m. For tickets and information call Mountain Music 661-823-9994.


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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

Exhibitions Paintings by John Cosby and William Wray • Bakersfield through March 10; Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 "R" St. Info: or call 661323-7219. Every third Friday of the month, all admission is free; every second Sunday of the month, all seniors (65 and older) are free. 80 Years of African American Art • Bakersfield through March 10; Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 "R" St. Info: or call 661323-7219. 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: or call 661323-7219. Every third Friday of the month, all admission is free; every second Sunday of the month, all seniors (65 and older) are free. Gary Lang - Spring Exhibition • Lancaster March 14, 6 p.m. Lancaster Museum of Art and History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6250, Linda Fillhart • Ridgecrest March 15, 16, 17, 7;30 p.m. Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900,

Events Valentine’s Wine and Chocolate Walk • Tehachapi Feb. 9, 6 - 9 p.m. Downtown Tehachapi, 822-6519, Murder at the Museum! Love ya to death • Bakersfield Feb. 9, Valentines murder mystery

party, Buena Vista Museum, 2018 Chester Ave., 6:30-9:00 p.m. Theme: 1930’s (wear your favorite 1930’s costume, optional.) Advance Reservations 661-3246350. Whiskey Flat Days • Kernville Feb. 15 - 18. 56th annual celebration. Circle Park at Kernville Rd. and Tobias St. 760376-4578,

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Whiskey Flat Wild West Daze Rodeo • Kernville Feb. 16- 17, 1 p.m. at McNally Rodeo Arena, Highway 178. 760-3764578, 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. 1-800-6550655, Antelope Valley Home Show • Lancaster Mar. 22 - 24. Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H.

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Soaking night sweats are daily torment BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. KING FEATURES

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: This year I retired, at age 66. Since retirement I've been tormented with drenching sweats nightly. I mention the retirement because it's the only thing in my life that has changed. Could there be a connection? I have to change my pajamas every night, and sometimes the bed linens. I feel well otherwise. I will appreciate anything you can tell me. -- D.D. ANSWER: You and your doctor have to look for the rare but serious causes of night sweats. In the past, infections were the major cause, and tuberculosis headed the list of infectious

causes. That's no longer true. Diabetes, an overactive thyroid gland and cancers -especially lymphomas (lymph node cancers) -- are other possible causes. It's most unusual for night sweats to be the only sign of such illnesses. I can't link your retirement to the problem. Have you taken your temperature at night? A normal temperature points to causes that are less indicative of something that has health consequences.

Medicines might provoke sweating. Antidepressants, some of the diabetes medicines and thyroid hormone are examples. Aspirin resets the body's thermostat. When its effect begins to wear off, profuse sweating can result. The following tips for controlling sweating are banalities, but they're always mentioned. The heat and humidity of the bedroom have to be on the low side. Humidity of less than 40 percent is optimum. If sweating is confined to a particular body area, like the palms and soles, the face or the underarms, you have more treatment options. For generalized

sweating, the choices are not as plentiful. Fans and air conditioners are another banal solution, but they often work. Some have found that Robinul (glycopyrrolate) or ProBanthine, each taken 45 minutes before going to bed, stop the production of excessive sweats. 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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Sports & Recreation Events may be subject to cancellation and/or early sign-ups; please check referenced website for updates.

Cycling Groups 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" St., 661-972-8936 or

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Gymnastics Gymnastics for Kids • Lancaster Ages 5 - 12, Saturdays, Feb. 2 -23, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Ages 3 - 4. Saturdays, Feb. 2 - 23, 10 - 10:45 a.m. 824 W. Avenue L-6. 723-6077,

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

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CSUB PEAK Club Valentine’s Run• Bakersfield on Feb. 13. Both 5k and 10k, entry fee $25 and registration is from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m. and starts and finishes in front of CSUB Icardo Center. Proceeds benefit CSUB’s Physical Education and Kinesiology Club students. More info at

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:

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Anthony’s Seeing is Believing 5k/10k • Bakersfield on Feb. 2. Registration includes event shirt (long sleeve), goodie bag, breakfast and raffle ticket. Registration on race day is from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Race starts promptly at 8 a.m. All proceeds go to benefit

Women’s Self-Defense exercise class • Lancaster Saturdays, through - March 23, 9 10 a.m. The Academy of Style, 661 W. Lancaster Blvd. 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, 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, Bully Class • Tehachapi May 18, 5 p.m to 6 p.m. Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, 20418 Brian Way. 8223-0621,

Youth self-defense • Lancaster Course held Fridays through - 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.;

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Motorsports Import Face-Off • Famoso Feb. 10, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-2210,

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

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Time stands still for more than 110 years in Randsburg Restored to its former glory of the Gold Rush era, travelers are transported back in time when they visit The Randsburg Living Ghost Town located just off Highway 395 in eastern Kern County. First discovered in 1895, prospectors flocked to the area 17 miles south of Ridgecrest and quickly formed Rand Camp named after the Witwatersrand mining area in South Africa. At one time the area boomed to nearly 3,000 miners, but is now home to less than 70 people who inhabit the once abandoned gold and silver mining settlement. Situated in the Rand Mountains at an elevation of 3,500 feet, the mine has produced a reported $25 million in gold and silver and today employs over 80 people around the clock. While current mining production for the Rand Mining Company is shrouded in secrecy, rumor has is that it turns out about 5,000 ounces of gold a month. Although gold fever is no longer the


Antique stores, an authentic western saloon, an opera house, a general store with an old fashioned soda fountain, two small inns, and the infamous "Joint" where travelers can quench their thirst line Butte Ave. in Randsburg, Ca. main draw, the town still attracts visitors and passersby’s who often stop to explore its historic past and peculiar shops. Sprinkled along the town’s main drag amid various decaying structures

and historical monuments, including a small jail cell and a variety of rusted out abandoned vehicles, are a couple of antique stores, an authentic western saloon, an opera house, a general store with an old fashioned soda fountain,

two small inns, and the infamous "Joint" where travelers can quench their thirst. Nearby Historical Marker No. 938 designates The Rand Desert Museum. Built in 1942 it is one of the first museums in Kern County. Inside are some amazing relics and outside is an area full of rusty mining machinery including a Five-Ton Steam Locomotive used in the Yellow Aster Mine in the early 1900s.The museum is open weekends and long weekend holidays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free. Besides attracting history buffs, rock hounds are often seen sifting through the silt in search of that rare and perfect gem, as well as off-roaders who come to explore this peculiar little spot on the map. Getting to Randsburg is an easy onehour drive from Tehachapi, which begins heading east on Highway 58 towards to Mojave. Then traveling north on Highway 14, take the Redrock Randsburg Road cutoff 20 miles to town.

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If white-tailed deer stray into California, can we shoot? Q&As for the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: If whitetailed deer were to


White-tailed deer cannot be taken unless under normal hunting provisions for the area in which a person is hunting.

migrate into California from Oregon or Idaho, could they be shot here on sight since there is no season or provision for that species? (Scott H.) Answer: No. Since Fish and Game Code, section 3950(a) defines deer as genus Odocoileus, which includes white-tailed deer, white-tailed deer can only be taken under the normal deer hunting provisions for the area in which it wandered.

How many hooks are allowed when sturgeon fishing? Question: When fishing for sturgeon, how many hooks are allowed?

Answer: Only one single point, single shank, barbless hook may be used on a line when taking sturgeon.

Spearfishing in the Sacramento River Question: I live in the Valley District and am wondering if it is legal to spearfish in the Sacramento River? I know there are carp, pikeminnow (squawfish) and western suckers. I’ve been searching online and many people say you can’t spearfish in any fresh water system, including streams, lakes and rivers. I have spearfished in the ocean but not in fresh water yet. I keep hearing different things from people regarding the spearfishing. Also, is there any recommended equipment

for spearfishing? Can homemade or custombuilt equipment be legally used for spearfishing? I know the Valley District is only open for a short time (five months) for spearfishing. (J.T. Moua) Answer: Spearfishing is allowed but there are some restrictions. First of all, please pick up a copy of the 2012-2013 Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations booklet available free of charge at most stores or DFG offices that sell fishing licenses or online at Section 2.30 (page 15) lists the only species that may be taken in the Valley District between May 1 and Sept. 15. For a description of the boundaries for the Valley District, please see section 6.36 (page 27). In addition,

you may not spearfish in designated spawning areas. There are no specific definitions regarding the spears that may be used, so you may build your own or buy a custom made spear. For a definition of what regulations constitute spearfishing, please see section 1.76 (page 13).

Sand Souvenirs Question: I am developing a souvenir that would contain granules of sand from California beaches. I would only require about a half-gallon of sand. Am I able to take sand from a beach and re-sell it as a souvenir to promote the state and its natural resources? (Paul K.) Answer: Generally, beach sand is not protected by any California Fish and Game law. How-

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More upcoming sports & recreation events Continued from Page 9

Condors vs. Idaho Steelheads • Bakersfield on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave., Tickets at Harlem Globetrotters •

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

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

at the Fomoso Raceway, 33559 Fomoso Rd. 3992210,

Hiking and Bike Paths Kern River Parkway •

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Home & Garden Grab 'n Go Peanut Butter Bars Total Time: 10 minutes Makes: 16 servings (1 bar per serving) • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar • 1/2 cup honey • 1/2 cup reduced fat peanut butter • 3 cups Post Original Shredded Wheat Spoon Size Cereal, coarsely crushed • 3/4 cup raisins Mix sugar, honey and peanut butter in large microwavable bowl. Microwave on high 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until bubbly at edge; stir until well blended. Stir in cereal and raisins. Press firmly into 8-inch square pan sprayed with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into bars. Store in airtight container. Take Along Tip: After completely cooled, wrap bars individually in plastic wrap. Leave in bowl on kitchen counter for a great grab-and-go snack. (Family Features)

Eating for heart health is actually easier - and more delicious - than you might think. When you have a good plan and plenty of mouthwatering recipes, you'll enjoy taking care of your heart. According to the FDA, diets rich in whole grain foods and other plant foods, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Here are some tips to help you make these kinds of heart-smart choices: • Choose leaner cuts of meat. You can find plenty of delicious options such as skinless chicken, lean pork and beef. And you can make smart substitutions, too - use ground turkey instead of ground beef to make meatloaf or burgers even leaner. • Add fruits and veggies to every meal. Strawberries in yogurt, blueberries on a salad, carrots and hummus as a snack, roasted sweet potatoes with dinner - it's easier than you think to add nutrientdense produce to your diet. Eat plenty of different colored produce for variety and a wider range of health benefits. • Enjoy more whole grains. Whole grains add carbohydrates for energy, fiber to fill you up, and nutrients important for good health. And, according to a recent national survey, 4 out of 5 doctors recommend Post Shredded Wheat as part of a healthy, lowsodium diet, to maintain a healthy heart, reduce the risk of heart disease, and support healthy blood pressure levels. These recipes are a great start to adding more whole grains - and they're so good, you might forget they are heart smart. Get more tips and heart-smart recipes at

Apple Crisp Total Time: 65 minutes Makes: 6 servings • 5 cups peeled apple slices • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar, divided • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • 1 tablespoon tapioca • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1 1/2 cups Post Original Shredded Wheat Spoon Size • Cereal, finely crushed • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine, melted Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix apples, 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, tapioca and cinnamon in large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. To make topping, stir crushed cereal, remaining 1/4 cup sugar and margarine in medium bowl until well blended. Spread apple mixture in ungreased 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with cereal topping. Bake for 45 minutes or until topping is browned and apples are tender when pierced with fork.

Savory Meatloaf Total Time: 75 minutes Makes: 12 servings • 2 eggs • 1 cup milk • 2 pounds lean ground beef • 3 biscuits Post Original Shredded Wheat Cereal, crushed • 1 can (8 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained • 1 medium onion, chopped • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce • 2 teaspoons salt • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Preheat oven to 375°F. Beat eggs and milk in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Shape meat mixture into oval loaf in shallow baking pan. Bake 1 hour or until cooked through (160∞F). Variation: Prepare as directed, using fat-free milk and substituting 1/2 cup cholesterol-free egg product for the eggs and 2 pounds thawed frozen ground turkey for the ground beef.

Banana Bread Total Time: 65 minutes Makes: 16 servings (1 slice per serving) • 1 3/4 cups flour • 1 cup Post Original Shredded Wheat Spoon Size Cereal, finely crushed • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1 cup sugar • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine • 2 eggs • 1/4 cup fat-free milk • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas) Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, cereal, spice, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl; set aside. Beat sugar and margarine in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs; mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Blend in bananas. Pour into greased 9x5-inch loaf pan. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 5 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely. Special Extra: Toast the bread slices and top each with a scoop of vanilla or chocolate sorbet and a drizzle of strawberry sauce for a different kind of banana split. Source: Post Foods, LLC


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Score a touchdown with food choices from TOPS There are many different perspectives on what America’s favorite pastime truly is. This time of year, watching football tends to top the list. With Sunday’s schedule including “the big game,” TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, offers tips to help keep nutrition on track when cheering on your favorite team. • Have a small snack before you arrive at a party to curb your appetite. Overeating can be avoided if you don’t arrive hungry. • Start out with foods that will leave you feeling fuller faster, like nuts. A handful of almonds, containing about 160 calories, is a smart choice. • Offer to bring a fruit platter or veggie tray, broth-based soup made with fresh or frozen vegetables, flour tortillas sprinkled with parmesan cheese and baked, or sugar-free pudding to the buffet. Then you’ll have a healthy option to snack on. • Go easy on anything with a thick, creamy consistency like dips or casseroles. Most often these foods are high in calories and not very filling. • Take a walk around the buffet and consider your choices before putting anything on your plate. If you choose to have a high-fat or high-calorie item

(wings, pizza, or nachos), take only a small amount and put it on your plate last, after you’ve filled up the space with healthier options. • Consider guacamole! Guacamole is high in the “good” types of fat – mono and polyunsaturated. Guacamole is also high in beta carotene, fiber, folate, and potassium, making this a relatively guilt-free option. • Limit alcohol. Not only is it high in calories, alcohol causes blood sugar to drop, which leads to hunger. If you do imbibe, consider light beer and stagger alcoholic beverages with non-alcoholic ones. • Pick filling protein over high-carb offerings, including shrimp with cocktail sauce or smoked salmon served with cocktail rye. TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the original weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Founded more than 65 years ago, TOPS is the only nonprofit, noncommercial weightloss organization of its kind. TOPS promotes successful weight management with a “Real People. Real Weight Loss.®” philosophy that combines support from others at weekly chapter meetings, healthy eating, regular exercise, and wellness information. TOPS has about 170,000 members – male and female, age seven and older – in nearly 10,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. Membership is affordable at just $28 per year in the U.S. and $32 per year in Canada, plus nominal chapter fees. To find a local chapter, view or call (800) 932-8677.


Keep your energy up The next time you feel your energy flagging, consider this advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other experts. Getting a balance of protein and nutrients in your diet is the key to keeping your energy up all day. That means making sure you eat a variety of whole grains, fruit, veggies and protein at each meal. • For starters, have a good breakfast. After many hours of fasting, a nutritious breakfast helps provide energy for an active day. A breakfast filled with a balance of nutrients— protein, grains, fruit and dairy—will give your brain as well as your body what it needs to get you through the morning at your best. • Next, get moving. Getting a little physical activity each day, activities like taking a 30-minute walk around the neighborhood or mowing the lawn, can help you build strong bones and muscles, reduce body fat and feel great. Being active uses energy, and you’ll feel invigorated. • Finally, snack smart. Rather than empty calories, enjoy something like this:

24-7 Energy Snack Mix • 2 cups roasted peanuts • 1 cup toasted sunflower seeds • 1/4 cup dried mango, diced

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Red meat often has a bad reputation in the world of nutrition and health. Some people have eliminated red meat from their diet. Like most foods, lean cuts of beef are a healthy addition to your diet and, in moderation, a good source of protein. An appropriate portion size is a 3-ounce piece of lean meat, which is about the size of a deck of cards. A lean cut of beef is an excellent source of protein, zinc, vitamin B-12, selenium and phosphorus. Even with these benefits, it is important to select lean cuts that are redder in color, without a lot of marbling. The leanest cuts will have "loin" or "round" in the name. A 3-ounce serving of lean beef provides at least 20 percent of the Daily Value for these nutrients per serving. A 3-ounce serving of beef also is a good source of niacin, vitamin B-6, iron and riboflavin -which means it supplies 10 percent to 19 percent of the Daily Value for these nutrients per serving. All of these nutrients play a vital role in the body. Protein helps build bones, muscles, cartilage and skin. It's also a component of blood, enzymes, hormones and vitamins, and it gives the body energy. Zinc boosts the immune system and promotes wound healing. Phosphorus is required for the formation of healthy teeth and bones. Iron carries oxygen in the blood to the cells and muscles, helping to inhibit fatigue, as well prevent iron-deficiency anemia. Vitamin B-12, niacin, vitamin B-6 and riboflavin all aid the body in the release of energy, help the nervous system function properly and assist with the synthesis of

red blood cells and tissues. When using ground beef in a recipe, it should be at least 90 percent lean. Make beef cuts even healthier by removing any excess fat, and prepare it using cooking methods like baking, grilling or broiling. Be sure to include a variety of protein foods in your diet in addition to beef, like fish, poultry and nuts. As with all foods, remember to eat beef in moderation. (Additional information from Christeena Haynes, MS, RD, LD, nutrition and health education specialist, Dallas County, University of Missouri Extension.)

Steak with Mediterranean lemon and caper sauce • 4 (4-ounce) lean ribeye steaks • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 teaspoon kosher salt • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper • 1 large red onion, peeled and chopped • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes (cherry or grape tomatoes work well) • 1 cup low-salt, fat-free chicken broth • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar • 2 teaspoons sugar substitute or honey • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning or dried oregano • 2 tablespoons capers • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest • 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped

parsley or chopped green onions, white part and tops (optional) 1. Preheat oven to broil. 2. Brush steaks on both sides with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Season steaks on both sides with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper and the cayenne pepper. Allow steaks to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. 3. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil or place steaks on the rack of a broiling pan. Broil steaks about 7 to 10 minutes on each side, or until desired degree of doneness. 4. Using a large pan over medium-high heat, saute the onions and garlic in olive oil for 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and pepper, the tomatoes, broth, vinegar, sugar substitute or the honey, nutmeg and Italian seasoning or oregano. Bring mixture to a boil. Add in the capers and the lemon zest and juice. Simmer until heated through. 5. To serve, arrange steaks on a serving platter; top with sauteed mixture and garnish with fresh parsley, if desired. Serves 4. Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children's author, culinary historian and author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is "The Kitchen Diva's Diabetic Cookbook." Her website is To see how-to videos, recipes and much, much more, Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva!, on Facebook and go to Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis


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The Tehachapi News office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, for President’s Day and we have early deadlines for our editions of Feb. 19 & 22. Display ad deadline for the issues is at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Classified and legal ad deadlines for these issues is at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13. News release deadline is at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Thank you for your cooperation.


Friday, February 1, 2013 — The Weekender

Some recipes sure to warm up a winter’s night Texas-Style Chili Sweet green pepper and corn added to seasoned chunks of sirloin beef up this Super Bowl stew from Country Living magazine. • 2 1/2 pounds boneless beef top sirloin steak • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 2 medium onions, chopped • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped • 1 can (28-ounce) tomato sauce • 1 tablespoon chili powder • 1 tablespoon ground cumin • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves • 1 teaspoon salt • 2 medium sweet green peppers, cut into 1-inch squares • 1 package (10-ounce) frozen whole-kernel corn • Corn tortilla chips (optional) 1. Trim off any fat from sirloin and discard. Cut sirloin into 1inch cubes. 2. In heavy 6-quart saucepot, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add half of sirloin cubes. Saute until pieces are browned on all sides -- about 5 minutes. Remove sirloin to a

bowl; repeat to brown remaining sirloin cubes. 3. Add remaining tablespoon oil to saucepot; add onions and saute until soft and translucent -- 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Return browned sirloin and any juices to saucepot. 4. Stir in tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt. Heat chili to boiling over high heat; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. 5. Stir green peppers and corn into chili mixture. Cook 30 to 45 minutes longer or until meat and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. 6. To serve, stir chili and ladle into soup plates. Garnish with tortilla chips, if desired, or keep chili warm up to 2 hours over very low heat for guests to help themselves as desired. Serves 8. Each serving: About 400 calories, 17g total fat (0g saturated), 108mg cholesterol, 974mg sodium, 19g total carbs, 4g dietary fiber, 44g protein. (c) 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

Seared Duck Breast with Balsamic Pears We've got your romantic dinner for two covered with this French-inspired seared duck-breast recipe. • 1 (15-ounce) fresh or frozen (thawed) boneless duck-breast half with skin • Salt • Pepper • 1/2 cup long-grain white rice • 1 tablespoon) chopped fresh parsley leaves • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh chives • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar • 2 tablespoons water • 1 teaspoon sugar • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel • 1 Bosc or D'Anjou pear, cored and cut into 8 wedges • 1 large shallot, finely chopped • 1 bag (9-ounce) microwave-in-bag baby spinach • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted 1. Pat duck breast dry with paper towels. With knife, cut four 1/4-inch-deep diagonal slashes in skin and fat. On waxed paper, evenly sprinkle duck breast with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper to season both sides. 2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook duck,

skin side down, on medium 16 to 18 minutes or until skin is browned and crispy. As duck cooks, spoon off excess fat in skillet. Turn duck over; cook 10 minutes for medium-rare or until desired doneness. 3. While duck cooks, in 2-quart saucepan, prepare rice as label directs; when done, stir in parsley, chives and 1/4 teaspoon salt. In cup, mix vinegar, water, sugar and peel. 4. Transfer duck to cutting board; cover with foil to keep warm. Discard all but 2 teaspoons fat from skillet. Stir in pear and cook 5 minutes or until it begins to brown; transfer to plate. Add shallot to skillet and cook 1 minute. Stir in vinegar mixture; cook 2 to 4 minutes, until sauce begins to thicken. 5. Meanwhile, prepare bagged spinach in microwave as label directs. 6. To serve, divide spinach and rice between 2 dinner plates; sprinkle rice with almonds. Thinly slice duck breast, and serve with pears and balsamic sauce. Each serving: About 630 calories, 26g total fat (6g saturated), 158mg cholesterol, 835mg sodium, 61g total carbs, 16g dietary fiber, 39g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at (c) 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

Critter Corner

Cat owners should ‘Beat the Heat’ before Spring

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Warmer weather may still be months away, but Critters Without Litters wants you to “beat the heat” by spaying your cat in advance of her heat cycle and preventing unwanted litters from being born this Spring. To help reduce the number of homeless cats born this spring, Critters Without Litters is offering a special “Beat the Heat” promotion sponsored by PetSmart Charities®. During the entire month of February, Critters Without Litters will spay female cats for a special rate of $20. “Female cats can have as many as three litters a year, and kittens can breed as young as four months old,” says Vicky Thrasher, Executive Director. “Most people don’t want to see their

cat get pregnant over and over again, so hopefully our “Beat the Heat” campaign will serve as a gentle reminder to cat owners to sterilize their cats before they go into heat and become pregnant this year.” This special rate is even less than the organization’s normal lowcost price and is available to all residents of Kern County. Cat owners who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Beat the Heat” promotion when they schedule their appointment. Thanks to the PetSmart Charities grant, Critters Without Litters will provide 200 cat sterilizations for $20 during February. Please visit or call 661-8316000 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

About Critters Without Litters Critters Without Litters is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that provides high-volume, high-quality, subsidized companion animal sterilization. We seek to end the preventable euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets in Kern County through strong alliances with the community, local businesses and nonprofit organizations to increase the number of cats and dogs that are spayed and neutered, while promoting animal health and safety within our community. Critters Without Litters relies solely on community support and grant funding to operate their clinic.

About PetSmart Charities Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3)

organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. The largest funder of animal-welfare efforts in North America, PetSmart Charities has provided more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets through its instore adoption program. To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is working toward its vision of a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit or call 1-800-423PETS (7387).


The Weekender — Friday, February 1, 2013

Pet and Rescue application. My little sister, Tippy, is also up for adoption.

cinated and micro chipped and litter box trained. She has an $85 adoption fee. Call Have a Heart Human Society at 661-750-2261 for more information.


up! d n u Ro c i x o T It’s AHousehold Hazardous Waste Drop-off Collection Event ...One Day Only! Tehachapi Landfill 12001 Tehachapi Blvd. SATURDAY, February 2, 2013 9:00 am - Noon

Sugar Cookie

Sweet Sugar Cookie My name is Sugar Cookie because I’m so sweet! I am an adorable eight pound, 1 1/2 year young Pomeranian mix, with a beautiful silkysoft coat, play could be my middle name, and hooray, I'm housetrained (via dog door.) Save Tehachapi's Orphaned Pets (STOP) rescued me from a high-kill animal shelter and now I have a much-needed second chance at life. All I need is wonderful you to welcome me in to your heart and home. To adopt super-sweet Sugar Cookie, wait no further call Marsha, 661-8237868.


Terrific Toby My name is Toby, I'm an adorable, feisty one year young, nine pound Norfolk/Cairn Terrier mix, love my toys, play well with others and am dog-door housetrained. To adopt terrific Toby, your new best friend, the one who will never disappoint you ever, by all means, call Marsha, 661823-7868 or Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP), 661-8234100, menu #1.



Cute Quincy My name is Quincy I am a two year young, nine pound male Jack Russell Terrier mix, very outgoing, love to be with people and would be great with a family and kids and as your loyal companion. Being a Terrier, I’m very smart and learn quickly (I am also housetrained.) To adopt cute Quincy, please call Aleshia, 661-750-1409 or the S.T.O.P. line, 661-8234100, menu #2, pronto.

Transport no more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per trip. Make sure containers are not leaking and are properly labeled. Keep wastes separated and away from passengers.

Automotive Fluids Batteries Fluorescent Light Bulbs Household Cleaners Paint Pesticides Pool Chemicals Sharps Kern County Residents Only. No Business Waste accepted at this event. For more information call the Kern County Waste Management Department at 800-552-KERN, Option 6 or check us out on the web at

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Adorable Topper My name is Topper. I was three weeks old Dec. 3, 2012 and I am growing fast. My momma is Daisy, also up for adoption. She is a black and white terrier, about seven pounds. My daddy was a traveling man so I have no idea about his breed. I am a little boy and it looks like I am going to have a smooth coat. For now, let us just say I am adorable. I am ready to be adopted since I am past eight weeks old, If you think you cannot live without me, you can call 661750-2261. For more info about me email for an

Charming Chanel (#5) is a beautiful Siamese Maine Coon Ragdoll mix. She is extremely loving and affectionate. She does very well with other cats, needing only an introduction to become friendly. She needs a family that will keep her indoors and be able to give her a lot of attention and loves. She is laid back but should not be an only kitty due to her extreme social nature. She has very long soft fur that she enjoys having brushed. She is mostly creamy white with some shading on her back. Her forehead, ears and tail is tabby and she had brilliant big blue eyes. She looks to be about 1-2 years old. She has no bad habits, appears to be very healthy and happy. She will be spayed, fully vac-

• 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 City of Lancaster to offer commercial vendor opportunities at the California Poppy Festival On April 20 and 21, the City of Lancaster will host the 22nd Annual California Poppy Festival at Lancaster City Park. The city is currently accepting applications for the commercial vendor area of the event. The Poppy Festival is a widely-acclaimed event that provides a broad array of entertainment and fun for the entire family. The festival draws more than 45,000 visitors over a twoday period and provides businesses an opportunity to meet with potential new customers through its various vendor areas. Participants have a great venue to market their business and are exposed to thousands

of prospective customers. For only $600 business owners will receive a 10” x 10” booth space at the event for both festival days. Each 10” x 10” space includes a canopied tent with three sidewalls, one eight-foot table and two chairs. Commercial vendor spaces are limited. For more information, or to reserve your space please contact Vanessa Barnard at 661-7236192. The application and event terms and conditions form can be found by visiting We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 California Poppy Festival!


The 4th Annual Greater Bakersfield Green Expo will be held on April 6 at Yokuts Park, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor booths and event sponsorship are available at this time and the deadline is March 15. The Greater Bakersfield Green Expo is the largest Green Expo in Kern County with over 50 ven-

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Seventh-day Adventist Church SATURDAY Worship 20335 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd., Tehachapi 93561 Between (Schout and Highline) • (661) 822-1174

First Baptist Church

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Ca lvary Chapel Tehachapi Calvary Chapel Tehachapi 15719 Highline Road Tehachapi Phone (661) 823-9814

Child care is only available for 10:45 Sunday service & Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Church Phone: 822-6817

11 AM Sabbath School 9:30 AM

Where Love and Joy Abound Worship Service Time: Sun. 10:00 a.m. Child care available Cummings Valley Elementary School 24220 Bear Valley Road 661-821-2170 Knowing the Shepherd and making Him known


dors, and last year there was over 3,000 participants. Artwork from recycled material can also be viewed at the Greater Bakersfield Green Expo. For more information or for an application call 661-8312321 or get an application online at


Adult & Youth Bible Study Bible Study for all ages - 9:30 AM Worship - 10:45 AM 6:00PM Pastor’s Bible Study - 6:00 PM Team Kid - 6:00 PM

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

4th Annual Greater Bakersfield Green Expo seeks vendors and sponsorship

School Phone: 823-7740

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

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Tehachapi Mountain Vineyard Sunday Worship 9am & 11am New Location At: Full Children’s Ministry at both services 502 East Pinon • 822-9313 MS & HS Youth Group at 11am An associate fellowship of the Desert Vineyard, Lancaster, CA

St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church Father Michael Cox

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

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Valentine’s Program at California City Library The California City Branch of the Kern County Library will host a Special Valentine’s Program. This program will be on Wednesday Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. The program consists of making a valentine for each person who receives a meal from the Meals On Wheels program, delivered on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s stories and

refreshments will also be provided by the Friends of the California City Library. The California City Branch of the Kern County Library is located next door to City Hall on California City Blvd. Call 760-373-4757 for more information about this program and any of the services offered by the Kern County Library.

Caltrans upgrades trip planning website for California motorists Caltrans has upgraded its website to give California motorists access to planned lane closures on highways statewide so they can make more informed route decisions and reduce travel times. “Thanks to this upgrade, motorists can plan to avoid scheduled lane closures on statewide routes before they

even get on the road,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “This information will allow travelers to adjust their trip plan so they can get where they’re going more quickly.” Real-time statewide route information is easily accessible from an interactive Internet search site at www.lcswebre- Online users can search for planned lane closures statewide, by region, county or route number, on specific dates, during certain times, and by type of closure. For additional road information, visit Caltrans QuickMap at

Business and Services Directory “Laws regulating the licensing of contractors are important protections for you, the customer. These laws require that licensed contractors demonstrate a high degree of competence and observe high standards of financial and professional responsibility. Before you consider hiring a contractor, ask for the license number . When you deal with unlicensed contractors you give away many protections you may need.”





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

Commercial Rentals Office Space located in the Mission Center Old Town. 500 sq. ft. Call 822-6706 Warehouse w/Office Bath and Roll Up Door Great Location. 917-1064

Office Space 248 sq. ft., Downtown 822-6470 Commercial Building for Lease. 3000 sf on Tehachapi Blvd for lease with gated parking. Available on 4/1/13. fo, leave message at (661)331-0597

GH 2+1 Newer, W/D hook- FREE LOST & FOUND ADS. CALL 822-6828 ups, fenced yard, laminate and tile flooring, small pet DELUXE OFFICE SUITE, ok. $675/mo. 821-0518. 900 SF, carpeted, blinds, A/C, restroom, across from 2 + 1 washer/dry hookups , City Hall, $900/mo fenced backyard 21060 661-822-7625. Santa Barbara Dr. 823-9725 or 345-1853 Home improvement help is available in our Business & Services Directory 2 bdrm 1 1/2 bath, garage & yard, small pet ok, $825, newer building, updated, call 661-821-0518

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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

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

Country cottage in the forest! Beautiful lot. Cottage needs TLC... but could be a dream come true. Views, trees - can have a horse. Short Sale. Call Terri today - 303-6868. Terri Juergens DRE #00841071

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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. 22025 Golden Star, #D, 2 Bedroom,1 Bath. Attached 1 car garage, fenced back yard, fireplace, W/D hook-ups. NO PETS. $750/mo + security deposit. 21350 Golden Hills Blvd., #C, 1/2 Off 1st Month Rent! 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. W/D hook-ups fenced back yard. $625/mo + security deposit.

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WONDERFUL 2BR/1.75BA +Den/Office home located near the golf course, country club, year round outdoor swimming pool and lighted tennis courts. On sewer & natural gas. $134,000 #9965065

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

“She was always more than willing to go out of her way to meet us…Very patient and generous person… does a great job! Really, really liked her and are glad we had her as our agent.” ~Mr. C.

GREAT WEST GOLDEN HILLS LOCATION Awesome views of Tehachapi from this 3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 2,376 sq.ft. home on a very nice .48 acre lot w/27 oak trees plus. 2 fireplaces, 2-story wood deck, formal dining, game/activity room, laundry shoot & RV parking w/full hookups & fully fenced yard. $329,000 #9964724



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


U CED RE D 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

AMAZING 4BR/3BA View Home on 3 combined lots, apprx. 3,172 sq.ft., surrounded by oak trees, Skylights, & unique Craftsmanship at every angle. 2 fireplaces, 2 LG living areas on main & lower levels. $325,000 #9964730

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

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

MUST SEE! Great location in West GH, Stick-built, 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,625 sq.ft. home in the Golden Highlands Tract. Large living area, fireplace, large kitchen split wing floor plan, vinyl fencing, 2 car garage, laundry room in house, patio in back yard. Great neighborhood. Now: $128,250 #9965506

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. Must see! $239,000 #9965701


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

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


HORSE PROPERTY IN THE CITY! 3BR/ 2BA, apprx. 1,440 sq.ft home on 1.82 acres! Generous land for toys and parking in rear of yard. Pleasant country views and conveniently close to restaurants and shopping. $132,500 #9965722

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



U CE D RE D 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

LOVELY COUNTRY HOME situated on a beautiful 2.39 acre lot with ancient Oak Trees just off the valley floor. 3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 2,259 sq.ft., open floor plan, 3 bedrooms,1 full bathroom and 3/4 bathroom on the main level. 2 car det. garage with adjacent carport. $219,900 #9964882





INCOME PROPERTY! 4 UNITS conveniently located in the City of Tehachapi. Each unit is apprx. 816 sq.ft., and 2BR/1BA. There is also a separate laundry room. Every unit rented. Call for details and for showings. $219,900 #9965134

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! $99,700 #9965702

LOVELY 4BR/2BA home. New roof, flooring, countertops, fixtures, cabinets, etc. Great granite kitchen and baths + lovely inground POOL! Near Horsethief Golf Course! Great views & large front yard! Must See! $229,000 #9965329

GORGEOUS 3BR/2BA , apprx. 1,953 sq.ft. home, very well-maintained w/ lots of amenities incl. granite counters in kitch. & bath., built-in stainless steel kitchen appl., pantry, stacked stone fireplace, custom cabinetry, tile flooring and upgraded fixt. 40 yr comp roof, boxed eves, manicured landscaping, circular driveway & slate patio $379,900 #9965122

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

GREAT HOME WITH DETACHED GUEST QUARTERS. 3BR/2BA, apprx 2,207 sq.ft, vaulted ceiling, & open floor plan. Guest quarters includes one large room w/bath and partial kitchen. Sold as is. Needs some TLC and your personal touch. $198,900 #9965510


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

GO GREEN! in this beautiful home on 1.83 acres! Imagine–No electric bill, no water bill! This home is spacious and open, 3BR/ 2BA, split-wing w/huge country kitchen, sunny dining area, FP in living rm. $139,900 #9965253



COUNTRY RETREAT Nestled in the hills on two lots for approx 4.95 acres, this 2BR/2BA Manufactured home offers apprx. 1,560 sq.ft . Recently updated with dual pane windows & fresh paint inside and out. Solar panels, storage shed, 2 private wells + storage tank & great views! $170,000 #9965205

LIVE IT UP! Large 4BR/3.5BA home on 2.43 acres. Apprx. 3,648 sq.ft., generoussized kitchen with granite counters. Living room & den have a full size bar with a dance floor. The views are of the entire valley all on paved road. So Nice! Now: $179,900 #9965669


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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

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