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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 Debbie & Guy Martin • Tehachapi soft rock 70s & 80s, every Thursday, during dinner hours. Apple Shed, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. 8238333.

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‘From Rat Pack to Rock & Roll,’ a Valentine’s Day show at Pacino’s Since Pacino’s Spaghetti Factory opened at 1100 W. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi has enjoyed the food — and the entertainment — with acts ranging from Meatballs comedy to murder mystery dinner theatre and tribute acts of all kinds. Many look forward to holidays and special events with owner Frank Spacarelli going all out to bring something new and fresh to each season. For Valentine’s Day, a special dinner show has been arranged and even if you’ve seen Steve Waddington as Dean Martin at Pacino’s in the past, you should know that he has something new to offer for his Feb. 14 appearance at Pacino’s. “From Rat Pack to Rock & Roll” will be different from the Rat Pack and Martin and Lewis shows he’s brought to Pacino’s in the past, Waddington said. His earlier “track shows” have featured performers singing live over pre-recorded musical backing in lieu of a band, the entertainer said.

But the Valentine’s Day show at Pacino’s will be all new. “This time we are doing something different,” he said. “I am bringing a live band and we are covering a wider range of styles… what we call “From Rat Pack to Rock & Roll.” For the younger crowd who may not be familiar with the “Rat Pack,” the term was used in the 1950s and early 1960s to refer to a group of entertainers who often appeared together on stage and in films. Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop were among the entertainers of the time who gained recognition as the “Rat Pack.” The music of the era was a prelude to Rock & Roll, hence the suggestion that the Valentine’s Day show at Pacino’s will cover tunes of the earlier time as well as Rock & Roll. Waddington will perform with his band and he said the recent addition of vocalist/ guitarist/ femme fatale Susan Ritter allows the musicians to expand into new territory,” bringing the audience songs reminiscent of Linda Rondstat, Bonnie Raitt, Ann-Margret, Cher and Grace Slick. “And we’ll have a few fun, romantic duets and a whole lot more,” he said. Waddington said he has been a “tribute artist” for longer than that term has been around. “I was one of the first Elvis and early Rock & Roll tribute artists,”

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he said. “Being a singer/guitarist with a knack for mimicking others voices and styles gave me an advantage of being able to cover a lot of ground musically. Elvis, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Rivers… and comedic, tongue-in-cheek sendups of “singer-songwriters” Bob Dylan, Donovan, Gordon Lightfoot, Lou Reed and others.” In later years, he said, he started presenting the music and styling of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nat “King” Cole, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett... the whole Rat Pack era.” He said he has long wanted to bring the repertoire together into one show as he will at Pacino’s on Feb. 14. “Combining all of this into one show has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but I didn’t want to go the route of ‘a man of a thousand voices’ (ala Danny Ganz and the whole fastpaced Vegas thing),” he said, “because I wanted to present it more authentically, more organically, and have more fun with it. And to leave some room for a little improv and audience participation!” And, with the recent addition of female vocalist/guitarist/femme fatale Susan Ritter, we are able to expand into new territory... Linda Rondstat, Bonnie Raitt, Ann-Margret, Cher, Grace Slick, a few fun, romantic duets and a whole lot more. The evening’s program will star Waddington and Ritter with musical director/keyboardist David Moscoe, bassist Bill Markus and drummer Gary Gibbons. As for the folks at Pacino’s, they’re looking forward to hosting a fun, romantic evening — and to a year of entertainment that will include the Tehachapi Idols competition. Reservations are required for the Valentine’s Day dinner and show ($49.95 per person). Call 822-9400.

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• 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, 852-7300, (Unless otherwise noted) • Tom Rigley and the Flambeau Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. • Karl Orff: Carmina Burana Mar. 9, 8 p.m. • New Directions Veterans Choir Mar. 10, 3 p.m., Tickets: • Juanes May 17, 8 p.m. • Jeff Dunham-Disorderly Conduct Mar. 23, 5 p.m. • Harmonia Alert! April 13, 8 p.m. • Jim Willer in “Feelin’ Groovy” April 14, 3 p.m. • Great Start-Great Finish! May 11, 8 p.m. 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: 760-3756900, • Ridgecrest Brass Ensemble, Chamber Concert, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. • We Friends, Chamber Concert, March 22 - 23, 7:30 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: All shows 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: • Sidewalls: Feb. 8 • Shun Li and the Poet: Feb. 22 • Marwencol: Mar. 8 • Aftershock Mar. 22 • Marley: April 19 • Polisse: April 5 • The Skin I Live In: May 3 • Nobody Else but You: May 10 The Art Laboe Super Love Jam • Bakersfield Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: 800-7453000,, Bakersfield area Walmart locations. “A Really Big Show” • Lancaster Feb. 9, 7 p.m. It’s Only Tuesday Production-Arbor

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

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The Cherry Orchard • Bakersfield May 23-25, 8 p.m; May 30-June 1 8 p.m; June 2, 2 p.m. Dore Arena Theatre, Cal State Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy. 654-3093,

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Something’s Afoot • Tehahcapi June 14, 15, 21, 28, 29. 7:30 p.m. Matinees June 23, 30 2 p.m. Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St. Tickets:

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:

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

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

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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:

ELVIS LIVES! • Bakersfield May 1, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets:

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

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Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing • Bakersfield June 4, 7 p.m. and June 5, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rosedale • Bakersfield June 26 - Sept. 14, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or themeloSee MORE UPCOMING• Page 7

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Herbalist, lecturer, author and gardener Edna McCallion of Stallion Springs holds a copy of The Herbarist, which carries her article about the Herbal History of Bartram’s Garden in Pennsylvania.

Herbalist, lecturer, author and gardener Edna McCallion of Stallion Springs holds a copy of The Herbarist, which carries her article about the Herbal History of Bartram’s Garden in Pennsylvania. In her article, McCallion shares what she learned when visiting the oldest botanical garden in America that was established in 1728. It was the place where some of the American Founding Fathers like Franklin, Washington, and Jefferson bought seeds and plants for their own gardens. The friendships and historical connections of these men to the Bartram family are explored for the benefit of gardeners, and American history enthusiasts. This is the third article by McCallion that has been published in the magazine, which is the National Journal of the Herb Society of America. The magazine is available in Tehachapi at Books and Crannies. McCallion's web site is, and includes information about local Tehachapi area herb and garden happenings, including her herb classes.


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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 Experience Art • Bakersfield Summer childrens program. Classes begin June 11 through Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday. Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R St., Call 3237219, or for more information.

Exhibitions Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) • Lancaster 665 West Lancaster Blvd. 7236250, • Gary Lang - Spring Exhibition March 14, 6 p.m. • Rewritten by Machines on New Tech-

nology by Megan Geckler Young Artist Workshop series are free and walk-in friendly; Through Mar. 10. Bakersfield Museum of Art • Bakersfield 1930 "R" St.,, 3237219. 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. Maturango Museum • Ridgecrest 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900 Email: matmus6@maturnago .org. • Linda Fillhart March 15, 16, 17, 7:30 p.m. • Desert Wildflower Festival April 12 - 15 7:30 p.m.

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, 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. Boat, RV & Outdoor Living Show • Bakersfield April 5 -7. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 1-800-725-0793, Kern River Whitewater Festival • Kernville April 20- 21, begins at 10 a.m. Riverside Park, Kern River Council, 818-3403083,

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Shingles pain lingers after rash is gone DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Two years ago I had shingles, and I now suffer the aftereffects of it. The sores went away in a month, but the stinging, burning, throbbing pain is still with me. I cannot wear clothing over the affected shoulder. No medicines have eased the pain so far. Is there any help? -- M.L. ANSWER: You now are dealing with postherpetic neuralgia, pain that lingers long after the shingles rash has gone. The virus that causes shingles is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Almost every adult on this continent harbors that virus, now called herpes zoster. It lives on in nerve cells. From time to time, at older ages, it wakens from its hibernation, travels down the nerve to the skin and causes an outbreak of blisters on a red base. The outbreak goes away in about three weeks. Pain can linger for a long time -months, to years. In traveling down the nerve,

the virus damaged it. I can list some of the postherpetic neuralgia medicines. Two are antidepressants -- nortriptyline and amitriptyline -- given not for depression but for pain relief. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is another antidepressant that can lessen postherpetic pain. Lyrica (pregabalin) is an antiseizure medicine that's approved for this problem. Neurontin (gabapentin) is another seizure medicine used for control of the lingering pain of shingles. Capsaicin lotion, cream or gel (Zostrix, Capsin, R-Gel) is applied directly to the involved skin. A higher concentration of capsaicin comes as a patch that's applied in the doctor's office, left on for an hour and then removed. Treatment can be repeated in three months. It's called

Qutenza. Another skin patch is the Lidoderm patch. The latest medicine is Gralise, an extended-release form of gabapentin -- Neurontin. It requires fewer doses. The entire shingles story is covered in the booklet on that topic. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 1201W, 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: I get my calcium by drinking milk. I believe natural sources are the best sources of vitamins and minerals. The problem is that whole milk raises my cholesterol. My father died of a heart attack at a young age. Does skim milk have as much calcium as whole milk? -- R.T. ANSWER: Skim milk contains a little more

calcium than whole milk. An 8-ounce glass of whole milk has 291 mg of calcium. The same amount of skim milk has 300 mg. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Many months ago, my feet turned numb. The numbness has spread up to my knees. It has made me quite unsteady when I walk. My doctor can't find a cause or treatment for this. Can you suggest anything? -- L.O. ANSWER: Your description fits peripheral neuropathy, a deterioration of nerve function, often of the leg nerves. The causes for it are many. Frequently, however, a precise cause can't be determined. You need to make an appointment to see a neurologist as soon as you can.

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varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase. “The best defense against the flu is getting vaccinated. This year’s vaccine is an excellent match against this year’s influenza strains,” Dr. Chapman says. “There is no shortage of vaccine in California and it is not too


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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


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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,

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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: 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 Color Me Rad 5K • Bakersfield Feb. 16, 10 a.m. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 833-4900, Bakersfield Unofficial Marathon Run • Bakersfield race starts at 7 a.m. at Derrel’s Mini Storage on Alfred Harrel Highway. Six manned aid stations with water, Gatorade, and snacks. Entry fee is $5 and tshirts 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. 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. Proceeds go to local Girl Scouts chapter. For more information visit http://www.thinmint5k. com/ Run with the Law • Lancaster July 6, 7 a.m. 3rd annual Child Cancer Research 5K/10K, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H. Information and sign-up: m or

Self Defense Women’s Self-Defense exercise class • Lancaster Saturdays, Jan. 5 - March 23, 9 - 10 a.m. The Academy of Style, 661 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, 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,

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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, creation. Bully Class • Tehachapi May 17, 5 p.m to 6 p.m. Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, 20418 Brian Way. 823-0621,

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, Fun Ford Weekend • Famoso May 4 - 5. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-2210,

Combat Hapkido Semina • Tehachapi May 18, 9a.m. to 3 p.m. Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, 20418 Brian Way. 823-0621,

Nascar • Bakersfield Nascar Pro Late Models 100, Limited Models 50, Spec-Mods, Mini Stocks, Legends, Bandoleros at Kern County Raceway Park, located off I-5 and Enos Lane on April 20.


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Nascar • Bakersfield Nascar Pro Late Models 100, Limited Late Models 50, Mini Dwarfs at Kern County Raceway Park,

located off I-5 and Enos Lane on April 20. Info: 8081.html#schedule Super Chevy Show • Famoso May 31 - June 2. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-2210, Saturday Night Nitro • Famoso June 16, July 14, Sept. 7. Features nitro funny cars, dragsters, altered and exhibition cars. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 3992210, Mega Mopar Action • Famoso Oct. 5 -6. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-2210,

Spectator Events Condors vs. Idaho Steelheads • Bakersfield on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave., Tickets at 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 Condors vs. Colorado Eagles• Bakersfield on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets at Condors vs. Colorado Eagles • Bakersfield on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets 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 Condors vs. Stockton Thunder • Bakersfield on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets at Condors vs. Ontario Reign • Bakersfield on

Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets at Condors vs. Ontario Reign • Bakersfield on March 8 at 7 p.m. at Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets at Condors vs. Ontario Reign • Bakersfield on March 9 at 7 p.m. at Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets at Condors vs. Utah Grizzlies • Bakersfield on March 13 at 7 p.m. at Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets at Condors vs. Utah Grizzlies • Bakersfield on March 15 at 7 p.m. at Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets at Condors vs. Las Vegas Wranglers • Bakersfield on March 22 at 7 p.m. at Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets at

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 • Bakersfield Feb. 12, 8 a.m. “A Work in Progressâ€? - Hodel’s, 5917 Knudsen Dr. Reservations required by Jan. 30. 589-7796. Pat Keyes Trail Hike • Ridgecrest Feb. 23, 7:30 a.m. at the Ridgecrest Cinema parking lot. Information: 760-3757967, 760-375-8161,, TO SUBMIT LISTINGS send by email to: or call 823-6360.



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Minter Field; dedicated to preserving the golden years of flight If you like war birds than Minter Air Field is a great little place to go. Not too many people, easy to get in and out of, and surrounded by rich aviation history. The tiny airfield just east a few miles east of Shafter began operations in June of 1941 and by the end of the World War II in 1945 it had served in training 11,0000 US Army Air Corps cadets, before shortly thereafter being turned over to the County of Kern, which managed the airport until 1985. Today the 1,206-acre site is operated by Minter Field Airport District — a private group of local avaiation enthusiasts, dedicated to preserving the golden years of flight. The main attraction for visitors is the airfield’s museum, which is inside the ground’s original fire station built in


Inside the Minter Airfield Museum with its numerous aviation and WWII artifacts, including photographs, uniforms, aviation headgear, radio gear, model planes and many pieces of aviation art. 1941. The building remains as one of the few original structures and houses numerous aviation and WWII artifacts, including photographs, uniforms, aviation headgear, radio gear, model planes and

many pieces of aviation art. There are also several maticulously resotored military aircraft and utility vehicles that includes an Aeronca L3B "Grasshopper", Vultee BT13 Valiant, Fokker DR.1 Tri-

plane —as flown by the Red Baron — a 1928 home built Pietenpol Sky Camper, Link Trainer, 1945 Minter Field fire truck, 1940’s era Plymouth staff car, military jeeps and a German railroad cannon.

After touring the museum guests can visit the on-site gift shop and grab a bite to eat at the Brookside Café where you can enjoy a great sandwich with rare front-row view of airplanes landing or taking off. Minter Field is a hub for vintage aircraft restoration with several shops scattered about that specialize in rebuilding WWII aircraft. Just pop into a few, as most of the skilled craftsmen are willing to give you a private tour of the fascinating work they are doing. Minter Air Museum is located less than one hour from Tehachapi. To get there take Highway 58 west to Highway 99, head north from Bakersfield about 12 miles and exit at Lerdo Highway. Then go approximately one mile west. The museum is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

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Before fishing for sturgeon, check out the new regulations Q&As from the California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: What are some of the new sturgeon fishing regulation changes that went into effect Jan. 1? I’ve heard measurement methods, size limits and methods of take are a few of them. What’s new? (Anonymous) Answer: Sturgeon must now be measured by fork length, the straight-line distance from the tip of the head to the center of the tail. Tip of the head shall be the most anterior point on the fish with the mouth closed and the fish lying flat on its side (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 1.62, 5.80, and 27.90). Now no fish less than 40 inches fork length or greater than 60 inches fork length may be taken or possessed (CCR, Title 14, Sections 5.80 and 27.90). For methods of take, only one single barbless hook may be used on a line when taking stur-

geon. Use of a snare to assist in landing or killing any sturgeon is prohibited. A snare is a flexible loop made from any material that can be tightened like a noose around any part of the fish (CCR, Title 14, Sections 5.80 and 27.90). For more information about the life history of white and green sturgeon, please go to sources/Sturgeon/. To learn more about the new sturgeon regulations, please go to ileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=58288.

Night driving with flashlights Question: My wife and I are outdoors lovers and we don't want to break the law. We often drive back roads or dirt roads in and around Butte County armed with only a flashlight and no weapons to view and enjoy wildlife that wouldn't be possible to enjoy in the daylight. Is this legal? (Dan, Oroville)

Answer: Yes, as long as you do not have a method of take with you. You may, however, attract the attention of wildlife officers that are on the lookout for poachers using spotlights to find game. These officers may pull you over and detain you to inspect your vehicle to ensure you do not have a method of take. There are also some vehicle code provisions that prohibit the use of a flashlight or headlight on a public highway if it is shone into oncoming traffic or prevents other vehicles from seeing traffic control devices.

How far away from highways and parking lots must I be to shoot? Question: I hunt the Napa-Sonoma Marsh regularly and have noticed that there are many birds that hang out just outside one of the parking lots off of the highway. My question is how far do I have to be off the highway in order to legally discharge a firearm in pursuit of

these birds? (James) Answer: Firearms setbacks from highways or public roadways are generally established by local governments. You will need to check with the local jurisdiction, which is usually the Sheriff’s Department, regarding distance away from a public roadway. Keep in mind that you can’t shoot across any roads and you are not allowed to shoot within 150 yards of any building or structure without the consent of the owner (Fish and Game Code, section 3004(a) and (b)).

Acquiring fish for a 200 gallon aquarium Question: I dive and want to collect various marine species to place in a 200 gallon tank at the Boys and Girls Club building in Lompoc. This would be for educational purposes for the children’s after school programs. The fish and invertebrates would be supplied by local divers and fishermen and they would not be undersized. Most species would be released after a brief

amount of time. What would the permit fee be? How difficult would it be to obtain? These species would not be for sale. (Rick) Answer: Fish and Game regulations prohibit transporting live finfish from the water where taken, including the ocean. Shellfish are generally not covered by this regulation. However, returning or placing any live fish (including shellfish) into state waters (stocking) is illegal, especially if the fish is one that has been kept in a private aquarium. This prohibition does not prohibit catch-and-release fishing or the immediate return of undersize fish to the water. One option, as long as this is truly for educational purposes, you may apply for a scientific collecting permit to be authorized to collect specific species yourself. Go to /nongame/research_per mit/ to learn more and see if you qualify. Otherwise, Fish and Wildlife law does provide for individuals who are licensed to collect live

fish for the marine aquaria trade to take and sell certain species of marine organisms. This activity requires you to have a commercial fishing license, and if you use a boat it has to be registered. The total cost for this is approximately $1,000 per year. Information regarding the various license and fees is available online at One more option you may find practical is to purchase fish from a pet store that has obtained fish from a licensed Marine Aquaria Collector. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) does not maintain a master list of such stores, but an online search or review of the phone book might help you find what you are looking for to place in the Boys and Girls Club tank. 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


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Perfect Blend Perfect Blend is a barbershop and salon that caters to all types of looks – all ages, ethnicities and personalities as you can see above. They strive to give you the perfect look that you’re searching for whether it is punk rock or conservative. They take your desired look and blend it perfectly with your style through the expertise of their three stylists. Master Barber D specializes in making all of his clients feel confident, welcome, comfortable and eager to come back for the next hair need. Stylists Melissa and Nichollette specialize in taking great care of all of the women and girls hair care needs and do a fine job on men’s hair too. The ladies keep up to date with all of the new trends and want to make all of their clients feel at home with the colors, cuts, up-dos and more! “We are honored that, for example, a mom will come in, then bring her kids in, which is followed by the dad coming in for a hair cut and then the grandmother and grandfather come in too,” Master Barber D (Derek Driver) humbly admits. “I couldn't have made it to our 1st year anniversary without great clients and my grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hooks, who I am so thankful to for helping me get my start here in Tehachapi,” Master Barber D said with a smile. “Come on in, visit, and we will get you hooked on getting the Perfect Blend,” Melissa Young, stylist. Perfect Blend • 205 W. "H" Street, Tehachapi • 822-7860

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When Hapi was still in its planning stages, I thought it would be a shoe store. Then one day, lounging around the Bear Valley pool, I noticed how many kids there are in Tehachapi and how there is no place for them. Busy parents don't have time for trips to Bakersfield and Kmart doesn't suit everyone. I stumbled upon the building at "The Stockyard," which contains two rooms, so my idea changed (again!) to not only a children's store, but teens, too. Soon, Hapi was born. I've been open for almost 2-1/2 months now and I'm still changing my mind! I'm finding in-demand areas (Girl's size 210) and less in-demand (teen). So, I'm starting to focus more on clothing for newborn to size 10 (both boy and girl). I will still offer skateboards and parts and hopefully expand to scooter and BMX parts too. My absolute favorite part of owning Hapi is my weekly models. Every week local kids come into the store, have their picture taken in one of our adorable outfits, and I post it to Facebook. However many "likes" their picture receives determines their discount in the shop. It has been SO much fun taking the pictures and meeting the "Future Models of Tehachapi." I encourage everyone to come in and talk to me if their child is interested, or send a message I cannot believe all of the support I have received thus far, and am truly thankful for all of my wonderful customers! Serena West, owner Hapi • 118 E. “F” St., Tehachapi • 822-4933

All About Tehachapi News HotDeals! HotDeals! are discount offers available weekly online at Visit our website every Tuesday to see the latest deal — or sign up for an electronic newsletter that will let you know the new deal every week. You buy a voucher online, then take it to the sponsoring business and enjoy savings of 50% or more. A business offers a HotDeal! to attract attention and gain new business. Consumers like HotDeals! because they let them know about businesses that want them as customers — and the deal lets them stretch their dollars, pretty important in these times. Advertisers do not pay to participate in HotDeals! In fact, they receive a portion of the money that consumers pay for the discount vouchers.

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Tehachapi Christian Store Tehachapi Christian Store is more than just a store! We are a place where you can buy books, music, and all kinds of pretty things that tell of Jesus, what He has done for us, and what He wants to do in and through us. We have lots of greeting cards, jewelry, home decorations, and clothing, and we have DVDs for sale or rental. The store is also a place where someone will stop, look, and listen to you, and will prayerfully help you. Every Saturday night we host live music from 6 p.m. until about 8 p.m. Admission is free, and refreshments are served during intermission. People from all different churches come to sing and also to listen. It is a place where you can meet new friends. We are here to serve the church, and to be a lighthouse to those who are searching. We try to steer people to God and to whatever local fellowship would be right for them. We also seek to further cooperation among all of the different fellowships which, together, make up the Church of Tehachapi. Please come in and see what we have, and experience the Tehachapi Christian Store. We also want to say “Thank you” to all of the wonderful customers who are such a blessing to us! Brian Drucker, owner; Charlene Villaren, priceless helper! Tehachapi Christian Store • 108 E. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi • 822-0626






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Spring is just around the corner and Mountain Gardens Nursery & Pets will be all abloom! When it comes to knowing what grows well in Tehachapi you can't go wrong by stopping in to see Rick Gillies at Mountain Gardens Nursery & Pets located at 503 South Curry St. Rick has been here for more than 30 years and is the proud owner/operator of this outstanding business. "My staff and I are here to help you choose the right trees, bushes and flowers for your yards and homes," he said. Whether it is seasonal plantings like Pansy or landscaping needs like decorative Pampas Grasses, Lilacs, Pine or Willow trees Mountain Gardens Nursery & Pets it the place to go. "If you don't have any idea what you want in your yard for landscaping, come in, let's talk about it so we will help you decided what best fits your needs," Rick says. "Whether it is bare root plants or grasses, evergreens, potted plants or starter plants and fertilizer, we are here to help you with a big variety of plants ready to beautify your home or office," he added. In addition, a trained and experienced staff member will come out to your home or office to evaluate it and help you make your decisions. Furthermore, they have what it takes to help you meet the needs of your pets. They also have smaller live animals like fish and others for your consideration. Let the great customer service and extensive knowledge about plants and pets help you year around at Mountain Gardens Nursery & Pets. Mountain Garden Nursery & Pets • 503 S. Curry St., Tehachapi • 822-4960

Barber Shop and Salon

$10 OFF Women's hair cuts $5 OFF Men's hair cuts 205 West H St.(West of Darleen's Real Swell Toys)

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Tehachapi’s Own Phone Book The 50th Anniversary Edition of Tehachapi’s Own Phone Book — the TOP Book — published by the Tehachapi News is now available and includes thousands of dollars in COUPON SAVINGS from the businesses listed below. If you did not get a copy of the TOP Book for 2013, call 8226828 or stop by the Tehachapi News office, 411 N. Mill Street, to pick up a copy.

Check your TOP Book for Savings Coupons from the Following Businesses: A-1 Air Conditioning & Heating Advanced Heating & Air Conditioning Alert Disaster Restoration Alpine Exteriors Amazing Carpet Care AmberOak Self Storage ASAP Plumbing & Heating Banks Pest Control Bottoms Up Tanning Salon California Total Insurance Services Canine Creek Pet Wash & Boutique Computer Animals DPT Automotive Expressions Fassbender & Sons Get Dressed Golden Hills Salon

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Hachapi Tees Hydrex Pest Control Interior Wood Specialities Legal Self Help Little Ceasar’s Pizza Louie's Plumbing Many Happy Returns McBroom & Sons Construction McDonalds — Both Locations Mountain Gardens Nursery Oak Valley Appliance Old Town Pizza P&N Garage Pacific Dental Care Paul's Heating & Air Conditioning Pioneer Home Center True Value

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The Weekender — Friday, February 8, 2013

Home & Garden

(Family Features)

Maybe it's the single serve proportions, perfect caketo-icing ratio or approachability of this iconic treat, but America's love affair with cupcakes is holding strong. These tasty treats can be adapted to any occasion, and whether it's a favorite holiday, birthday bash, girl's night out or just because, the color, sweetness and fun of cupcakes makes people smile. Think of cupcakes as a blank canvas easily personalized with the right tools. For example, Wilton has products to make it easy for bakers and decorators of all skill levels to make their cupcakes amazing, no matter the occasion. Wilton's new book, "Cupcakes!" is available at your nearest craft store and, and showcases unique tips, techniques and products for swirling your way into cupcake greatness. • Play Dress Up. Add personality with playful baking cups - from vibrant stripes to pretty polka dots to festive flowers. Top off your favorite cupcakes with cookie decorations; try a Shamrock for St. Patrick's Day or an apple for an unexpected teacher's gift on the first day of school. • Entice with Icing. Play with icing color to add visual interest - think icy blue for a wintry treat or pale yellow for autumn. Sprinkles are an easy way to make icing sparkle. Sugar gems create an eye-catching crystal effect, and seasonal toppings add an extra special touch. • It's Hip to be Square. Round out your cupcake repertoire with Wilton's Square Cupcake Pan and baking cups; the square shape is a fresh take on everyone's favorite treat.

Colorful Cupcake Trio Each cupcake serves 1 You'll Need: • Pink Wave, Black and White Doily Kit or Warm Stripes Square Baking Cups • Favorite cupcake recipe or mix • Ready-to-use White Decorator Icing • Rose Icing Color (Ombre Cupcakes) • Pink Sugar Gems (Sugar Striped Square Cupcakes) • Lemon Yellow Icing Color (Zebra Lace Cupcakes) • Zebra Icing Decoration (Zebra Lace Cupcakes) Preheat oven to 350F. Place wave or solid black baking cup in standard muffin pan; place square baking cup in square cupcake pan. Prepare cupcake batter per package or recipe instructions. Pour cupcake batter into prepared pan. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center of cupcake. Remove pan to cooling grid; let stand 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely.

Rose Ombre Cupcakes Divide icing, and tint six shades of rose from dark to very light. On top of cooled cupcake, using a tip 12 and the darkest rose icing, pipe large dot in center; add ring around dot at edge of cupcake. Switch to a slightly lighter shade of rose icing and, with tip 12, add another large dot to center top of cupcake, make a second ring around the inside edge of the first ring. Continue piping next three shades of lighter rose icings with tip 12 and create smaller rings of icing on the inside edge of the previous ring. Once at the center using the lightest shade of rose icing, pipe one last ring around top with tip 12, adding a swirl.

Sugar Striped Square Cupcakes Using white icing and tip 12, cover top of cooled cupcake with large zigzag. Top with Pink Sugar Gems.

Zebra Lace Cupcakes Tint icing yellow. Add tip 12 swirl to top of cooled cupcake. Add Zebra Icing Decoration.

Swirl Like a Pro To prepare, start with cupcakes that have been baked according to package directions, in the baking cup of your choice, and fully cooled. Place a coupler and a large round tip (like a 12 or 2A) on your Wilton decorating bag; fill with the icing of your choice. 1. Hold the decorating tip approximately 1/4 inch above the cupcake at a 90 degree angle to the cupcake. Starting at the center, pipe a large dot of icing onto cupcake top.

2. Pull the dot of icing to the outer edge of cupcake and begin piping a spiral of icing around the cupcake top, working inward and upward. 3. Once at the center, stop pressure and pull tip away. It's as easy as that. For more unique decorating ideas visit Source: Wilton Enterprises


Friday, February 8, 2013 — The Weekender

A Revolutionary War treat: Pear and ginger crisp with spiced whipped cream This winter crisp was inspired by a recipe for an apple-blueberry "grunt" from in an old Revolutionary War cookbook. Dr. Joseph D'Amore, a former chef and avid cookbook collector, changed it to pears and ginger, and now it's his children's favorite. • 3 medium (1 1/4 pounds) pears • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 1 tablespoon brown sugar • 1/4 cup brown sugar • 1 teaspoon ground ginger • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour •1/4 cup chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted

Spiced Whipped Cream: • 1/2 cup heavy or whipping cream • 2 teaspoons sugar • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Peel, core and cut pears into 1/2-inch-thick slices. In shallow 1 1/2-quart baking

dish, toss pears with lemon juice, 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 teaspoon ground ginger; set aside. 2. In small bowl, stir flour, pecans, margarine or butter, and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle flour mixture over pears. Bake pear mixture 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. 3. Meanwhile, prepare Spiced Whipped Cream: In small bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat heavy or whipping cream, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger until stiff peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 4. Serve crisp warm or cool on wire rack to serve later. To serve, spoon crisp into 4 dessert dishes. Top with Spiced Whipped Cream. Serves 4. • Each serving: About 435 calories, 25g total fat, 41mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at finder/. © 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

Sweet Talk

The latest candy and chocolate trends To the enjoyment of tastebuds around the country, each year more than 2,500 new candy and chocolate innovations, tastes and flavor creations hit store shelves. According to the National Confectioners Association (NCA), steady innovation and upward sales trends for the confectionery industry prove that despite a sour economy, candy is sweet. "Candy and chocolate are affordable luxuries that deliver sweet rewards," said Susan Whiteside, vice president of communications for the National Confectioners Association. "This year we're seeing candy manufacturers offer reinventions of classic favorites, embrace gourmet trends and create exciting and unexpected new flavor combinations that show the originality and creativeness of the industry year after year." Expect to see everything from international influences to super-sour and fruit-filled flavor creations new this year. Some of the leading new product trends include: • Super Fruits and Exotic Origins. New confections and snacks cross international lines and tantalize taste buds with super fruit essences and exotic influences. Jelly Belly introduces two new super fruit flavors, Barbados Cherry and Acai (Ah-sigh-EE) Berry, an exotic Amazon rainforest fruit, in their new Superfruit Mix. New from Nestle,

Cranberry Raisinets offers antioxidantrich dried cranberries coated in smooth milk chocolate. • Chocolate Indulgence. New chocolate offers are indulgent, but at prices that won't break the bank. Try Ghirardelli's new LUXE MILK premium milk chocolate line. Or unwrap Chuao Chocolatier's new Chinita Nibs ChocoPod for a decadent flavor pairing of caramelized nibs and nutmeg inside a dark chocolate shell. • Super Sour and Flavor-Full. Innovative super sour flavors and tangy fillings are daring consumers to pucker up with new tastes like Cadbury's Sour Patch Chillerz, a soft and chewy Sour Patch candy creation with a surge of cool. Or for an intense sour taste, American Licorice Company's Chewy Extinguisher packs a punch with three different layers of sour flavor wrapped around a sweet center inside. • Classic Remix. Tried and true confectionery favorites are taking on new tastes and flavor twists. MARS Snackfood's Coconut M&M's brings a tropical flair to the classic chocolate candies, for a limited time. And Hershey goes to the dark side with new Reese's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. To learn more about the latest candy and chocolate or to download candy recipes and craft ideas, visit SOURCE: NEWSUSA


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The Weekender — Friday, February 8, 2013

Critter Corner

Common misconceptions about cats debunked There are some things that everybody knows about cats, such as they purr when they're happy. But you might be surprised to learn that many of the "facts" you know about cats are actually untrue. For example, while cats often purr when they're happy, they may also purr when they're anxious or uncomfortable. Do you know fact from fiction about your cat? Here are a few common cat myths debunked: Myth 1: Cats should drink cow's milk. Cats do not need to drink milk. In fact, cats typically lose the ability to drink milk after they're weaned, so feeding them milk can give them diarrhea. Myth 2: Cats should eat fish. It's perfectly fine to give Fluffy fish every once in awhile, but it's far from kitty's ideal food. Cats need an amino acid called taurine in their diet, and fish do not provide it. Fish, as a regular part of the diet, could make your cat sick. Myth 3: It is natural for cats to have bad breath. If kitty's "morning breath" makes you want to heave, it's a sign that your cat has an oral health problem and should see a veterinarian. You can prevent dental problems by brushing your cat's teeth. If your cat is

uncooperative, try adding oral care probiotics, like Teddy's Pride Oral Care ( to its food. Teddy's Pride Oral Care has been designed specifically for the oral care needs of dogs and cats. The probiotics flood pets' mouths with good bacteria, so harmful bacteria are less able to grow. These probiotics can be used in addition to brushing or as a standalone oral care routine. Myth 4: Cats always land on their feet. Cats are agile creatures with the ability to twist in mid-air, but if they're falling from a short height, they won't have time to put themselves feet-first. A fall from a great height could kill or seriously injure a cat, whether it lands on its feet or not. Myth 5: Cats gain weight if they are spayed or neutered. Cats' metabolisms do change after they are fixed, but weight gain can be easily avoided by simply decreasing the amount of food that you feed them. Spaying or neutering is one of the the best things you can do for your cat, as it reduces the risk of some types of cancer and helps your cat avoid contributing to the pet overpopulation problem. SOURCE:NEWSUSA

Feb.14th & 15th

True Love on Valentine’s Day 5 course meal & a red rose for the ladies Show her you love her, with all your heart

1st Course: Tapenade & Basil Bruchetta, and Strawberries & Cream Cheese 2nd Course: Soup or Salad (Tomato Bisque with Smoked Gouda) 3rd Course: Citrus Sorbet & Glass of Champagne 4th Course: Your Choice of: Filet Mignon with Shrimp & Rosemary, Home-made Chicken Cordon Bleu or Shrimp Al Forno 5th Course: Chocolate Cake with Berry Sauce

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For Reservations Call 661.822.9992 480 E. Steuber Rd. OPEN DAILY 11-9 Mon-Fri • 7-9 Sat & Sun Take exit #151 (by Love’s), take a short drive West on Tehachapi Blvd., turn left at the Chevron gas station onto Steuber Rd. We’re next to La Quinta Hotel in Tehachapi.


Friday, February 8, 2013 — The Weekender

Practical Money Management

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Many people file their income tax returns as early in the year as possible. Some are eager to claim their tax refund the right away, while others are simply following their New Year's resolution not to procrastinate until midnight, April 15. Let me add another good reason to file your taxes right away: tax refund identity fraud. That's where someone uses your Social Security number (SSN), birth date and other private information to file a fraudulent income tax return in your name and then pockets the resulting tax refund. Often, a victim's first clue is a letter from the IRS contesting their legitimate tax return, saying one has already been processed under that name. It can take months – and mounds of paperwork – to unravel the mess. This scam has proliferated in recent years thanks to a confluence of events: • There's a thriving black market in personal information stolen from healthcare facilities, nursing homes, schools, insurance companies and other institutions that require an SSN as identification. • The IRS is pressured to begin issuing refunds shortly after taxpayers start filing returns in mid-January, even though employers and financial institutions aren't required to submit withholding and income documentation until the end of March. Thus, disparities often aren't caught until months later. • The growing popularity of electronic filing, where hard-copy documentation (like W-2 and 1099 forms) isn't required. • Many people receive refunds via direct deposit and prepaid debit cards. Criminals open and close accounts using bogus addresses long before the theft has been detected. Thanks to severe budget cuts and chronic understaffing – not to mention constantly playing whack-a-mole with thieves who dream up new schemes –

the IRS is hard-pressed to keep up. In one extreme example, the agency issued more than $3.3 million in refunds for 2,137 tax returns filed to a single address. But all is not lost. The IRS has significantly beefed up its fraud-prevention efforts. In 2011, they intercepted nearly 262,000 fraudulent tax returns seeking almost $1.5 billion in refunds related to identity theft. And they now issue special personal identification numbers (PINs) to impacted taxpayers to protect their future tax filings. So what should you do if you've been victimized? Typically, the IRS will send you a notice that: • More than one tax return for you was filed; • You have a balance due, refund offset or have had collection actions taken against you for a year in which you didn't file a return; or • IRS records indicate you received wages from an employer you don't recognize. This could indicate that someone has used your personal information to get a job. If you receive such a notice, don't ignore it. Complete an Identity Theft Affidavit (IRS Form 14039 at and return it with a copy of the notice to the address provided on the notice. If you did not receive a notice but believe you may be at risk, the form contains separate submission instructions. The IRS's Identity Theft Protection website ( includes tons of helpful information, including ways to tell whether your identity may have been stolen, how to report a breach and tips to avoid identity theft. And finally, file your tax return as early as possible to beat potential scammers to the punch. If you owe money, you can always file your return now and mail the payment by the April 15 deadline. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter:


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Pet and Rescue stop me from living life to the fullest. I am well balanced and very secure in every way, extremely sweet, friendly and good with other dogs. I would be a great family dog or as a companion, so wait no further, to adopt me, please call Lynda, 661-821-0518 or the S.T.O.P. line at 661823-4100, menu #2. Sunshine Sweet Sunshine Sunshine showed up on a nice person's door one day. He is very active and loves to play with socks. He has been an indoor/outdoor cat but loves to sleep on the bed at night with his person. He is a real sweetie waiting for his home. Sunshine is neutered and house trained. For more information contact the Tehachapi Humane Society at 661-823-0699 or visit

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Mercedes Friendly Mercedes My name is Mercedes, I’m a two year young, five pound female mini Dachshund mix; and due to injury, abuse, or possibly something else, I am missing one eye, which is no big deal; it does not

Quincy very smart and learn quickly. To adopt cute Quincy, please call Aleshia, 661-750-1409 or the S.T.O.P. line, 661-8234100, menu #2, pronto.

Cherie Cuddly Cherie My name is Cherie, I’m an adorable one year young, five lb. female Poodle/Terrier mix, very loving and friendly – and just sayin, how could you resist my cute fuzzy face? I am a cuddler and enjoy playing with other dogs. Please call Lynda, 661-821-0518 or the S.T.O.P. line at 661-8234100, menu #2, to meet sweet Cherie, your new best friend, how about it? Cute Quincy My name is Quincy, I’m a two year young, nine pound male Jack Russell Terrier mix, am very outgoing, love to be with people and would be great with a family and kids or as your companion. Being a Terrier, I’m

Topper Tiny Topper My name is Topper, I’m a young seven pound purebred male Chihuahua that Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets saved from a high-kill shelter and now all I need is wonderful you to welcome me in to your heart and home. Important info about me: I have good manners, ride well in the car, play well with others, and I am housetrained. To adopt tiny Topper, by all means, call Janis at 661-599-6400 or Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets, 661-8234100, menu #2.

Rescue Group Contacts • Tehachapi Humane Society - 823-0699, 21600 Golden Star, Tehachapi. Visit the THS website at • Have a Heart Humane Society Society- 750-2261, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Tehachapi. See adoptable dogs at • Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP)- 823-4100,, 785 Tucker Road, Tehachapi. Visit the STOP website at • Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue- Call Zach at 972-3852 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 Mission Bank, Mojave Desert Bank, N.A. Merger Completed A merger process that began more than six months ago has now concluded, strengthening two local community banks and providing customers in Bakersfield, the San Joaquin Valley and the outlying communities of Kern County and the High Desert with expanded and more convenient financial services. Bakersfield-based Mission Bancorp (OTCBB:MSBC), the parent holding company for Mission Bank, announced today the completion of the merger with Mojave-based Mojave Desert Bank, N.A. (MOJA:OTC US). Mojave Desert Bank branches in Mojave, Ridgecrest, Lancaster and Helendale will now operate as Mission Bank business banking centers. As of Jan. 25, the merger has resulted in Mission Bank having approximately $400 million in assets, $350 million in total deposits, $183 million in total loans, 85 employees, and a network of seven banking centers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We welcome Mojave Desert Bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s customers, employees and shareholders to Mission Bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial family,â&#x20AC;? said Mission Chief Executive Officer Richard Fanucchi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The combined two banks are uniquely suited to providing the personal attention that customers, particularly small businesses, have come to expect from these two institutions.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The completion of this merger is an exciting milestone. It will provide Mission Bank growth opportunities, while benefiting customers by improving efficiency, increasing the availability of innovative financial products, and expanding the reach of Missionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premium relationship based banking services,â&#x20AC;? said Mission Bank President A.J. Antongiovanni. In conjunction with the merger, George Nagy, former president and chief executive officer of Mojave Desert Bank, N.A., has been appointed corporate

executive vice president at Mission Bank. He has served in various management banking positions in Lancaster for over 25 years, the last seven at Mojave Desert Bank. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our customers will benefit from gaining access to a wide range of products and services, while continuing to receive the same high quality of service they have come to expect,â&#x20AC;? said Nagy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I look forward to working at Mission Bank and the opportunity to grow the customer base of our current business banking centers.â&#x20AC;? Earlier in 2012, the Findley Reports, a highly regarded industry organization that monitors California-based banks, called the merger a win-win for both Mission and Mojave. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This transaction expands Missionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus into the eastern Kern County and High Desert marketplace,â&#x20AC;? Findley noted, adding that Mojave â&#x20AC;&#x153;was in need of raising capital if it was going to remain independent. Therefore, joining forces with Mission becomes a good opportunity for the shareholders, and at the same time, provides additional products and services for the customers of Mojave.â&#x20AC;? Under the terms of the agreement, Mission will pay approximately $7,190,000 for Mojave Desert Bank, N.A. common stock. The consideration is comprised of $3,620,000 in cash, subject to adjustment, and 140,000 shares of Mission Bancorp common stock, which the parties have approximated the per share value at $25.50. Mission Bancorp is the parent holding company of two wholly owned subsidiaries, Mission Bank and Mission Bank 1031 Exchange, LLC, and a 50% owner of Double W, LLC, an entity that owns commercial property including the bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shafter Business Banking Center. Mission Bancorp is headquartered in Bakersfield, California. On Jan. 25, Mission Ban-

corp was trading at $24.75 and Mojave Desert Bank, N.A. at $14.55. Forward Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this release that are not statements of historical fact constitute forward-looking statements for which the companies claim the protection of the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Actâ&#x20AC;?), notwithstanding that such statements are not specifically identified as such. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) projections of revenues, expenses, income or loss, earnings or loss per share, the payment or nonpayment of dividends, capital structure and other financial items; (ii) statements of our plans, objectives and expectations or those of our management or Boards of Directors, including those relating to products or services; (iii) statements of future economic performance; and (iv) statements of assumptions underlying such statements. Words such as "believes," "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "targeted," "continue," "remain," "will," "should," "may" and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's knowledge and belief as of today and include information concerning the possible or assumed future financial condition, results of operations, business and earnings outlook. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of factors, some of which are beyond our ability to control or predict, could cause future results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements.





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Friday, February 8, 2013 — The Weekender

Tickets on sale for first Kern County Nut Festival Tickets are now on sale for the first annual, Kern County Nut Festival, scheduled June 15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kern County Museum. The event will be a culinary celebration featuring Kern’s top nuts; almonds, pistachios and walnuts. Food booths with delicious dishes made from nuts will be on hand, as will fun and nutty events for kids and adults. There will also be agricultural exhibitions, health/nutrition


information, entertainment, contests and just plain nutty fun. Pre-sale tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, children under the age of four are free. Tickets are available now at the Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave. or at all Vallitix locations. Visit for online tickets through Vallitix. To charge by phone call toll free 1-888-825-5484, or

D I R E C T O RY Sunday Schedule

Wednesday Schedule

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

First Baptist Church

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

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

Pastor Erwin Joham

1049 South Curry Street 822-3138

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.

visit any Vallitix locations: The Emporium Western Store, Russo's Bookstore at the Marketplace and The Bakersfield Fox Theater. Tickets sold at the gate on June 15 will be $12 for adults, $7 for children, with children under the age of four are still free. For more information about the Kern County Nut Festival visit or call 661-868-8400.

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


Church Phone: 822-6817

11 AM Sabbath School 9:30 AM

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 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. 20413 Brian Way • (661) 805-8020 Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m. Thursday Fellowship Group: 6:30 p.m.

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

Mill & West E. St. | 822-3060 | Office: 407 West E St. |


A Progressive Christian Church 10:30am Worship & Sunday School

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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

Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors - Pastor David Ofahengaue

Traditional Worship 9:30 Contemporary Worship 11:00 661-822-1440 • 20400 Backes Ln. - Corner of Schout & Backes

Worship at the church of your choice Please call 822-6828 to be included in this directory.


The Weekender — Friday, February 8, 2013

This Valentine’s Day, don’t get carried away Tie your metallic balloons down This Valentine’s Day, think of your loved ones with chocolates, flowers and maybe some jewelry. And if your gift of choice is a Mylar, or metallic balloon, make sure to tie it down. That’s because helium-filled metallic balloons, often given as gifts during this special day, can float into power lines and cause outages that could last from a few minutes to

hours at a time. Southern California Edison (SCE) asks that customers keep the balloons inside or keep them tightly secured to a weight heavy enough to prevent them from drifting away. “Southern California Edison wants customers to enjoy their Valentine’s Day, but would like them to keep in mind that metallic balloons can easily float away into power lines causing short-circuits and outages,” said Bill Messner, SCE’s manager, Corporate Health and Safety. “We don’t want avoidable outages to ruin this special day.”

In the last several years, SCE has experienced close to 2,000 power outages caused by balloons. In 2012, there were 583 balloon-related outages, with a 110 percent increase in outages in February compared to January. The number of outages in 2012 was the highest since 2007. SCE recommends some simple safety tips for handling metallic balloons: • Keep metallic balloons indoors, and never release them outside. • Helium-filled metallic balloons can drift and come in contact with high-voltage lines and cause power

outages, so be sure to attach a weight heavy enough to prevent them from floating away. • Never attach streamers to any balloon — latex or metallic. • If you buy and fill your own balloons with helium, be sure to tie them securely to a weight heavy enough to prevent them from drifting away. • Do not attempt to retrieve a balloon or any foreign object tangled in power lines. Instead, call SCE at 800611-1911 and report the problem. More information on metallic balloon safety can be found at

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Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District Career Opportunities To apply online please visit our website at Resumes should be emailed to



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

Effective Date: January 30, 2013


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Help Wanted Mechanic Wanted, 5-years or more experience, must have a rollaway tool box with Air tools, 4-day work week. Wages are Hourly plus bonuses, depending on: ASE Certifications; Smog, Bake and Lamp Licenses. Please contact Don at (661)300-1060 RECREATION SUPERVISOR Tehachapi Parks & Rec The Tehachapi Parks & Rec Recreation Supervisor plans, organizes, and directs a comprehensive array of events, programs, and athletic activities to meet the needs of the diverse population within the District. Sets standards for the execution of all activities; ensures staff and volunteers are representing expectations and image of TVRPD by providing training and resources. Manages and is responsible for budgetary issues and planning related to the department. Strategizes new programming and effectively monitors success of endeavors. Prospective employees must submit a TVRPD application along with cover letter and résumé. First review of applications: 2/25/13. Application form and complete job description are available online at For more information call the park office (661-822-3228) or email The Classified Marketplace. Your Advertising Source. 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

Real Estate Rentals


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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

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 Placing an ad is easy. Call 822-6828. Room for Rent $337.50/mo + $25 mo. util. Dep 1 mo rent. Resp working adult. Bkgd check. 661-771-9342

Houses Quality homes for rent. View listings @ Call Kathy Carey @ 661-331-1514. Serving Tehachapi for 25 years!

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

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Commercial Rentals Office Space located in the Mission Center Old Town. 500 sq. ft. Call 822-6706

220 E. J St $999 Rent $999 Deposit 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath W/D Hookups, Large Lot, Section 8 Ok (661)863-0000 House for Rent in Golden Hills 3 bdrm 2 bath, $1,250 month, contact Josh 661-822-3500

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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.


House for Rent on 114 acres in Cameron Canyon, 2 bdrm 2 bath, horses allowed $1,500/mo. contact Josh 661-822-3500 GH 2+1 Newer, W/D hookups, fenced yard, laminate $1,350+$1,350 Sec., Bear and tile flooring, small pet Valley Springs, 3 bdrms, 2 ok. $675/mo. 821-0518. baths, completely redone, everything new, 2 car gar, 2 + 1 washer/dry hookups , fenced backyard 21060 fenced yd, 661-821-3938 Santa Barbara Dr. 823-9725 or 345-1853

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Your own Ponderosa...Property consists of 4 parcels; 1 parcel has a 3 Bdrm 2 Bath manufactured home, the other 3 parcels await your imagination to take over. $125,000


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HART FLAT, 2+2, unique rock home, tile, Must See, 1250 sqft......$1250 BV, 3+2, fp, dbl garage, 2 sheds, 2000 sqft.............................................$1275 COUNTRY, 2+1, enclosed sunroom, 2.61 acres, newer paint.................$950 TOWN, 3+2, fireplace, wet bar, den, landscaped, 1300 sqft...............$950 SS, 2+2 condo, on golf course, 1100sqft..................................................$775 GH, 3+2, fireplace, large fenced yard, Pets OK, 1250 sqft.....................$995


Homes for Sale Real Estate Auction Nominal Opening Bids Start at: $1,000 -------------------------------21719 Highline Road, Tehachapi 3BR 2BA 2,028sf+/mobile/mnftd home. Sells: 5:30PM Mon., Feb. 18 on site -------------------------------7014 Lorene Ave, Inyokern 1,636sf+/524 E Church Ave, Ridgecrest 800.801.8003 4BR 1.5BA 2,028sf+/Sells: 8:00AM Tue., Feb. 19 at 524 E Church Ave, Ridgecrest -------------------------------Open to the Public 800-801-8003 Many properties now available for online bidding! A Buyer’s Premium may apply. Williams & Williams KEN SWITZER, Broker. Lic.# 261559 Williams & Williams Auc Lic Auc Bond No. 6830812



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

Cutest, updated home in Tehachapi! New floors all through the house, with new Pergo floors downstairs. New kitchen with granite countertops, custom upgrades throughout. Large bedrooms, landscaping front and back --GREAT location. Beautiful 3BD, 2 Bath home in town! Priced at $182,000.



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20300 #D Valley Blvd. House for Rent, 3+2, very (Corner of Santa Lucia) Proclean & updated, $1,250 fessional building-office rent + sec 661-549-6261 space approx 1000 sq ft. $800 mo. 4 Seasons Realty SS 3+2 1/2, 2300 SF, 2 1/2 822-RENT. EOH car gar, pets ok, sec dep & 1st mo rent 661-203-3228 Office Space 248 sq. ft., Downtown 3+2 In Town, first and last 822-6470 $1300/mo. Pet ok. Call 661-221-0302 Commercial Building for Lease. 3000 sf on TehRemodeled 3+2, 810 achapi Blvd for lease with Kelton St. $1,175+$1,200 gated parking. Available on Sec, cr chk. 661-917-1064 4/1/13. 3 Story House, 3 bath, 2 fo, leave message at car gar, GHE, $1000/mo (661)331-0597 Avail March 1, 661-388-9604 • 2 Bed, 2 Bath • Attached Garage • 1,602 sqft

• RV Parking $149,500 • 2 Houses for the Price of 1 • 2 Bdrms + 3 Baths & 1 Bdrm + 1 Bath • 2-Car Garage

• Hugh Decks • Vies & Wildlife • 9.26 acres $299,999 • 2 Bedrooms • Fireplace • 1.5 Bathrooms $149,900 • 1 Oversized Car Garage • 3 Bedrooms • 2.75 Bathrooms • 2,928 Sq. Ft.

• Well Maintained Must See • Great Views • Lush Landscaping $369,900


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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

“He always answered my calls; was very positive; was patient when I was looking for a house. He always told me what was coming next. Frank was always a sturdy, strong influence and made me feel safe.” ~Ms. B. (First-time Homebuyer)

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



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. This is a must see home, fully landscaped with white picket fence in the City! $135,900 #9965880

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


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) with 2 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms above 2,222 sq ft detached RV barn or six car garage The main residence is hidden by a pine forest affording the utmost in privacy with convenient access to Bear Valley’s amenities. $795,000 #9964544

WONDERFUL 2BR/1.75BA +Den/ Office, apprx. 1,306 sq.ft. home located near the golf course, country club, year round outdoor swimming pool and lighted tennis courts. On sewer & natural gas. $134,000 #9965065

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


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





WONDERFUL! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,232 COUNTRY OAKS LOCATION! on 2.81 acres with beautiful oak trees. 3BR/3BA, apprx. 2,623 sq.ft remodeled home, LG country kitchen, custom built-in cabinetry & granite countertops. Horses okay! $489,900 #9965328 STOP BY OUR OFFICE FOR A MAP OR CALL US FOR MORE DETAILS! 10AM-3PM

AWESOME 3BR/2.5 BA, apprx. 2,152 sq.ft. home with an abundance of features !! Huge family rm wired for surround sound, LG storage area w/separate hide-away for a Murphy Bed. Newer Laminate flrg in kitchen & dining areas. Beautifully centered brick fireplace in newly painted LR. RV parking with electrical hook-ups. $192,000 #9965897 STOP BY OUR OFFICE FOR A MAP OR CALL US FOR MORE DETAILS! 1PM-4PM


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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

20817 CREST DR. NE W

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






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


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



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

ROOM TO MOVE! Great valley floor location, 4BR/2BA, apprx 1,810 sq.ft. home on 1.46 acres all usable and partially fenced. Generous living areas + Office with exterior concrete patios, RV parking , shed, and dog run. Come take a look! $172,900 #9965888






MAKE IT YOURS! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,568 sq.ft., tile roof, tile floors & newer kitchen cabinets. Upstairs loft is finished without a closet and is rough plumbed for a bath. Needs some TLC. Lot next door also available! Call for details. Now: $165,000 #9965377 STOP BY OUR OFFICE FOR A MAP OR CALL US FOR MORE DETAILS! 10AM-1PM

WONDERFULLY ROOMY 2004 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,456 sq.ft., LG living room, kitchen with island & large pantry includes refrigerator. Laundry room with washer & dryer. Master bath has garden tub & separate shower, lots of room. Tuff Shed in the carport area. Gated, senior park. Now: $49,900 #9965620 STOP BY OUR OFFICE FOR A MAP OR CALL US FOR MORE DETAILS! 10AM-1PM


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


Naylan Bender 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


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


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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

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U CED RE D 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: $169,900 #9965669




Bear Valley

Home 4BR/3BA

3,000 sq ft, horse property

$2,500 + $2,500 sec.

Golden Hills


Large unit, garage

$700 + $700 sec.


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

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

MUST SEE! Great location in West GH, Stickbuilt, 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


Awesome views 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, 2story wood deck, formal dining, game/ activity room, & RV parking w/full hookups & fully fenced yard. $329,000 #9964724

U CED RE D 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

RUSTIC TRI-LEVEL RETREAT! Unique & private 4BR/2.5BA, apprx. 2,403 sq.ft. floorplan freshly painted and ready to move into! Featuring 1 BR downstairs with full bathroom,1 BR upstairs and 2 Br on the main level. Call about the special financing! $169,900 #9965021

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