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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 Saturday. • 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. Dog House Saloon • Tehachapi Live bands every other Saturday night until Spring 2013, 777 West Tehachapi Blvd., 822-4200. • Shotgun Granny, Saturday Feb. 23 Band/Modern & Country Music, 9 p.m.–1 a.m. 58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi 480 Steuber Rd., 822-9992. • Ladies Night Manic, Mondays 80s Music 5 to 8 p.m. • Spanish Music, Saturdays. Sagebrush Cafe • Lancaster Live music first Friday of each month. 42104 50th St. West, Reverend Horton Heat • Bakersfield March 9, 7

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Concerts Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra • Tehachapi to perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road. Free. Call 821-7511 or visit online at Fiddlers Crossing • Tehachapi 206 E. “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 East “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapia Blvd; or call • James Hurley Acoustic blues, jazz, pop, rock, folk Feb. 23, 7 p.m. • Kray Van Kirk Singersongwriter, March 8, 7 p.m. • Dave Stamey Cowboy entertainer, two shows, March 24, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. • Claude Bourbon Medieval & Spanish blues, finger-picking guitar & song, March 29, 7 p.m. Crystal Palace • Bakersfield 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets: • Reckless Kelly Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. • Casey James March 14, 7 p.m. Rabobank Theatre • Bakersfield 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or, 8527300, (Unless otherwise noted) • Karl Orff: Carmina Burana March 9, 8 p.m. • New Directions Veterans Choir March 10, 3 p.m., Tickets: • Juanes May 17, 8 p.m. • Jeff Dunham / Disorderly Conduct March 23, 5 p.m.

Maturango Museum • Ridgecrest 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900, • Ridgecrest Brass Ensemble, Chamber Concert, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. • We Friends, Chamber Concert, March 22 - 23, 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre • Bakersfield 2001 H. St. Tickets: • The Original Coasters, The Original Drifters and the Platters Mar. 17, 3 p.m. • Merle Haggard April 13, 8 p.m.

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Above, last year’s “Chilly Dip.” This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 9. At right, Stallion Springs Community Services District Manager Mary Beth Garrison shows some brave spirit as she prepares for this wintertime splash.

Are you ready for a ‘chilly’ dip? BY MARY BETH GARRISON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The 3rd Annual Stallion Springs “Chilly” Dip is planned for Saturday, March 9, at the Stallion Springs Community Services District outdoor swimming pool. Come rain, sunshine or snow, residents and visitors bravely face the elements to raise funds for Stallion Springs park and recreation facility improvements. Last year, 52 brave souls replicated the famous “Midwest Polar Plunge.” Although the Polar Plunge takes place on Jan. 1, the Stallion Springs’ version is permanently set for the second Saturday in March at 11:30 a.m. The only requirement is that jumpers be clothed and able to swim. No skinny dipping allowed. Residents can get creative with the clothing requirement and come dressed in costumes, uniforms, wet suits, tee shirts, shorts, pajamas or swimming suits. New this year — a costume contest to reward the most creative costumes in the bunch! A pre-registration fee of ten dollars ($10) earns the right to jump,

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a tee shirt and a chili boat to celebrate the feat. Jumpers pay $15 when they sign up the day of the event. In 2012, dozens more came to watch and support the cause with the purchase of a tee shirt and chili boat for $15 (nonjumper’s price). Stallion Springs’ Chilly Dip jumper Tom Lange called the experience “exhilarating!” Chris Burris chimed in saying that the water was freeeeee-zing. “When I went under, I thought, what am I doing? But I’m all in for Stallion and if that means jumping in the pool in March, I’m there,’ he said. Chris was in good company. The event brought in nearly $1,700 from on-site participation and business sponsorships. The Annual Stallion Springs’ Chilly Dip is fast becoming a community tradition. Event coordinators are hoping to increase the participation and money raised this year. “Last year, the number of kids taking the plunge increased greatly,” said Stallion Springs Recreation Director Vanessa Stevens. “We had a hard time getting them

out of the pool. This year, we’re adding more prizes and surprises to the event including Stallion’s very own dance team performing a tribute to the Chilly Dip. Everyone, throughout the Greater Tehachapi area, is invited to take the plunge.” Chilly Dip event sponsorship forms and participation forms are available at the Stallion Springs CSD administrative office, 27800 Stallion Springs Drive. Participants can register in advance or beginning at 10:45 a.m. the morning of the event. For more information contact the Stallion Springs CSD at 8223268.

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With a hint of spring, March brings forth a new season and Downtown Tehachapi’s First Friday Art Walk, March 1, will feature new artists, Irish inspired entertainment, Women’s History Month and more. Participating galleries and shops will be open from 5 to8 p.m., unless otherwise stated. Beginning your stroll at Tehachapi Community Church, 100 E. “E� St. “Celebrating the Green,� with an Irish theme, there will be an art activity with a shamrock-theme craft which explores positive and negative space in art. There will be Irish inspired musical surprises for entertainment. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the church's Friendship Hall for this special evening. Continue on to Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F� St., and see featured local artist Kathleen Wolf. The subjects of Wolf’s whimsical paintings range from dancers and musicians, to butterflies, chickens, Einstein, and even a Volkswagen on the beach. Wolf plays the violin with (Tehachapi POPS Orchestra) and teaches beginning fiddle at Mountain Music. Her last exhibit at Fiddlers Crossing included paintings of hummingbirds, butterflies and ballet dancers on parts of broken fiddles, and she has given a broken

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Arts classes Treasure Trove • Tehachapi 116 East Tehachapi Blvd., call 822-6794 for information and class prices, achapiTreasureTrove • Open Studio-Watercolor every Monday, 5-8 p.m. • Open Studio-All Media every Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Clay Play Polymer clay and/or other crafts every Fri., 2-5 p.m. • Clay Play (earth clay) with Gloria Moore, Sundays through Mar. 17, 14 p.m. • Introduction to Calligraphy with Trish Phillips-Guterez, Feb 23, 1-4 p.m. • Drawing snd Composition with Ralph Maxwell, Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m. • Intermediate acrylic painting with Susan

Cunningham, Sundays March 3- Apr. 7, 2-4 p.m. • Create (earth clay) and Glaze with Juanita Neimeyer, Fridays March 8, 15 and April 12, 1-4 p.m. • Beading Basics with Dawn Callahan, March 9, 1-4 p.m. Books & Crannies • Tehachapi 1121 W. Valley Blvd., will offer a beginning knitting class on Saturday, March 9, from 1-3 p.m. Attendees will lean the very basics of knitting, including learning to cast on, knit and purl and be offered 25 percent off all yarn and notions for that day. The fee is $10 and class is limited to six people. Advanced registration is required. Call Gina at Books and Crannies, 822-8440, for more information, or stop by during business hours. Bakersfield Art Association • Bakersfield 1817 Eye St.,, 869-2320 (unless otherSee MORE • Page 6


able. Gallery ‘n’ Gifts, 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd., features local artist, Chris Paschke. She enjoys mixed media on paper, panel wood, canvas and encaustic As always, Gallery ‘n’ Gifts will have delicious fare to share. Tehachapi Treasure Trove, 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd. is hosting a First Friday Fun Fest, in addition to food and wine. The evening will feature Christi Friesen and Susanna Monette. Friesen will be discussing and signing her new book on polymer clay entitled “Flourish.� She is the author of several internationally known books on working with polymer clay; she travels the world teaching classes and resides in Tehachapi. In honor of women’s History Month, Susanna Monette will be discussing the ancient goddess cultures and the Devine Feminine today. Next door, at Picture Perfect & Stamps of Approval, 112 E. Tehachapi Blvd., the event for the evening is called “Fiber Fun.� Everyone is welcome to come in and work on their project in the company of other fiber artists. Other shops and restaurants may be open late, also. A good time to enjoy friends, family and start the weekend with a relaxed evening in downtown Tehachapi.



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Tom Misuraca returns to the Beekay You might remember him as an audience favorite for three of his award winning 10 minute plays. Now Tehachapi Community Theatre (TCT) will be performing his 4th World Premiere full length comedy, "Tenants.” We welcome Tom Misuraca's return to Tehachapi's BeeKay Theatre March 15 to 31. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Tom attended Emerson College and graduated with a degree in writing, publishing and literature. Tom has wanted to be a writer for as long as he can recall. He started out in Prose. Over 80 of his short stories have been published in literary magazines all over the world. He co-wrote the script for the movie, "Happy Holidays" which was produced in 2008. In 2012, floodgates opened for Tom. He wrote the musical, "Geeks!" which was produced in March at the Write Act Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. It

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There’s a reason salt is notoriously bad for you DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you please provide the pros and cons of using salt in the diet? Why is water retention considered so bad? I am an 81-year-old man with stents in five heart arteries and one in the left carotid artery. My blood pressure is controlled with one medicine. -E.W. ANSWER: What makes salt (sodium, sodium chloride) a danger to health is its tendency to raise blood pressure. We need only 500 mg of salt a day, yet we take in more than five times that amount. Salt's contribution to the elevation of blood pressure is something that people can alter without resorting to medicines. Salt does contribute to fluid retention. That extra fluid finds its way into the circulation, and

blood pressure rises. That's the condensed version of the salt story. High blood pressure promotes heart attacks and strokes. The booklet on high blood pressure explains why it is so important to lower elevated pressure and how to go about doing that. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 104W, 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: Dairy products are a

problem for me. For breakfast, one percent milk is fine and yogurt isn't troublesome. Other dairy foods bother me. I am 61 and more intolerant of dairy foods now than when I was younger. Why? -- Anon. ANSWER: Lactase is an enzyme found in the small intestine. It digests lactose, milk sugar. Infants of all animal species are born with a good supply of the lactase enzyme. They lose their supply of lactase at the time they are weaned from their mother's milk. Most humans hold onto an adequate supply of lactase into adult life. Some, however, have so little that they find dairy products impossible to digest. Dairy products bloat these people, give them stomach cramps and can bring on

diarrhea. That's lactase deficiency or lactose intolerance. Both terms denote the same problem. The lactase deficiency is an ethnic trait. Blacks, Asian-Americans and Native Americans have less lactase in adulthood than do whites. Age causes the lactase supply to dwindle. That's the reason you have more trouble at age 61 than you did years ago. Cheeses and yogurt are exceptions to the rule. Many lactase-deficient people tolerate them well. You can overcome the lactase deficiency problem by avoiding dairy products, by taking the lactase enzyme in pill form before eating dairy products or by using dairy products that have been pretreated with the enzyme.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My son is trying to lose weight. He takes acai berry tablets. Are they harmful? So many diet pills are no good. -- V.C. ANSWER: The acai (ah-SAH-ee) berry, the latest nutritional rage, comes from Brazil. As far as I know, it causes no harm. Claims made for it seem somewhat excessive -- weight loss, wrinkle remover and cleanser

of body "toxins." I have to wonder when so many wonderful things happen from taking one product. Let me know if your son loses weight. 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. © 2013 North America Synd., Inc. All rights reserved

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The Weekender — Friday, February 22, 2013

Sports & Recreation Saturday, March 23 Sponsored by Tehachapi Recreation & Parks

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

Tai Chi • California City Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:45 a.m. 10350 Heather Ave. 760-373-3530

Cycling Events

Silver & Strong • Tehachapi exercise class specific to needs of seniors, ongoing beginning March 6 on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at 490 W. “D” St. 822-3228,

Amgen Tour of California • Palmdale May 12,

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 300-1517 or see website,

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, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 10350 Heather Ave. 760-3733530

Pilates • Tehachapi will be held ongoing on Thursdays, beginning March 14 at 5 p.m. A free try-it workshop will be on Thursday, March 7 at 5 p.m. Classes are $40 a month or $7 per class. Classes are held and sign ups available at 490 W. “D” St. 822-3228,

Runs & Walks Yokuts Park Fun Runs • Bakersfield Free. One, two, three or five mile runs starting at 7 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Yokuts Park. Info: Thin Mint 5k/ Shortbread Shuffle • Bakersfield at The Marketplace Shopping Center, 9000 Ming Ave., Saturday, March 2. 5k time is 9 a.m. Shortbread Shuffle 1 mile run (not timed) at 8:30 a.m. For more information visit http://www.thinmint5k. com/ Walk, Run, and Ride for Brain Injury• Bakersfield race starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9. Registration is at 9 a.m. The race starts at Pioneer Village at 3801 Chester Ave. To register or for more information visit or call 661-599-6291. Highland High Kilt Classic 5k • Bakersfield at 8 a.m. on March 9. Benefits go towards the Highland High School Track and Field team, and yes wearing a Kilt is encouraged. Highland High School is located at 2900 Royal Scots Way in Bakersfield. 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5k • Bakersfield on Saturday, March 16. Pre-

registration is $22 and race day registration is $25. Race proceeds to benefit the School of Social Sciences and Education community outreach projects improving quality of life. There will also be a one mile fun run/walk. For more information visit Run Like the Wind •Tehachapi on Saturday, March 23, TVPRD will be hosting this popular one mile, 5k, and 10k race events. Proceeds go toward Jacobsen Middle School’s track team. Pre-registration is $25 prior to March 7 with a tshirt. Registration is $30 the day of the event. Races will start at Monroe High School, 126 Snyder St. And Registration will be at 9 a.m. with races beginning at 10 a.m. CASA Rio Bravo 10 miler, 5k and 2k • Bakersfield on Saturday, April 13 at 7 a.m. at Rio Bravo Ranch, 15701 Hwy. 178. This 4th annual run/walk promotes awareness of child abuse in Kern County and to spark increased community advocacy for abused and neglected children. For more information visit 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. 7236077, Youth self-defense • Lancaster Course held Fridays from Jan. 25 March 29. New students ages, 4 -7, 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.; new students ages 8 - 18, 5:15 - 5:55 p.m. Yellow belt ages 4 - 18, 6

One mile, 5k, and 10k race events. Proceeds go toward Jacobsen Middle School’s track team. Pre-registration is $25 prior to March 7 with a t-shirt. Registration is $30 the day of the event. Races will start at Monroe High School, 126 Snyder St. Race day registration will be at 9 a.m. with races beginning at 10 a.m. To register:, click on Events to navigate to downloadable form or call Parks and Rec office 661-822-3228.

- 6:40 p.m.; Orange belt, ages 6 - 18, 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 44933 Fern Ave. 723-6077,

Martial Arts PAL Judo • Stallion Springs, all Tehachapi residents age 7 and older, Monday and Wendsdays at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stallion Spring Recreation Center, 27850 Stallion Springs Dr. For more information call 821-1989. 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 17, 5 p.m to 6 p.m. Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, 20418 Brian Way. 823-0621, Combat Hapkido Semina • Tehachapi May 18, 9a.m. to 3 p.m. Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, 20418 Brian Way. 823-0621,

Motorsports March Meet - Quarter Mile Drag Racing • Famoso March 7 - 10. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-2210, National Street Rod Association • Bakers-

field 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, 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,

$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 Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 3992210, 2013 Rosamond Youth Baseball Clinic and Alumni Game • Rosamond Saturday, Feb. 23 at Rosamond High School. The clinic will teach important baseball fundamentals from high school and college players and coaches. The clinic begins at 10 a.m., and registration is at 9:30 a.m. The Alumni game is at 1 p.m. Sign up/register at by Feb. 22. The Tehachapi Little League Car Wash fundraiser • Tehachapi at Sail Thru Car Wash on Sunday, Feb. 24 and Monday, Feb. 25. Sail Thru Car Wash will donate $5 for every “Works” car wash purchased from Tehachapi Little League. Please let the attendant know that you are there to support the Tehachapi Little League Fundraiser. Sail Thru Car Wash is located at 532 Tucker Rd.

Spectator Events Hiking and Bike Condors vs. Ontario Paths Reign • Bakersfield on Feb. 23 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

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.


Friday, February 22, 2013 — The Weekender


Red Rock Canyon State Park : A geological spectacle Rising from the wilderness floor like the strange landscape of some far away planet, Red Rock Canyon State Park is nine square miles of badlands that straddles both sides of California Highway 14 in the midst of the expansive Mojave Desert. With its stunning desert cliffs, soaring buttes and reddish-orange rocky outcrops, the area was once a used as a Native American trade route, and served as a camp in the 1800s for eager old gold and silver miners that once peppered the region in search of the mother lode. Today, the area attracts hordes of outdoor adventurers with its scores of hiking and off-highway vehicle trails that zigzag their way through the park, inviting visitors to discover ancient remains, including a myriad of petroglyphs in many of the surrounding caves and cavernous fissures. The natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon has also attract-


Red Rock Canyon State Park with its stunning desert cliffs was once a used as a Native American trade route, and served as a camp in the 1800s for gold and silver miners. ed some of Hollywood’s most prominent directors and has been the site of many movies, including the Planet of the Apes, due to its multi-colored rock formations, abundant Joshua trees, several species of flowering cacti and variety of wildlife including the California Desert Tortoise. Among the area’s best places to hike are in the park’s

two preserves — Red Rock Canyon Park Nature Trail, and the Hagen Canyon Natural Preserve Loop. The nature trail can found at the south end of the main park and is an easy three-quarter mile hike that tells the geologic beginnings of the area and points out typical desert flora. It’s keyed to an interpretive pamphlet available at the trail-

head. The second trail is Hagen Canyon. This one-mile looping trail is the perfect place to take in the surrounding cliffs with their range of different layers in shades of red, white and grey, topped with bands of black lava. While Red Rock Canyon State Park is easily explored in one day, some visitors may

find that a single day is just not enough. So, Ricardo Campground provides campers with 50 primitive sites tucked up against the base of spectacular sandstone cliffs, all with fire rings, potable water, pit toilets, and picnic tables. Camping is $25 per night and is first-come, first served. Day-use parking is $6 per vehicle per day. Red Rock Canyon State Park just a short 50-mile drive from Tehachapi and is open 365 days a year. However, the best time to visit the park is in the spring and fall as summer temperatures can soar well into the 100s. Situated in the southernmost foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the entrance to the park is via Abbott Road just west off Highway 14. Follow the road a short mile to Ricardo Ranger Station, which has a small visitor center with nature exhibits.

Fish & Wildlife

Can venison be shipped to troops overseas? BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: We are interested in shipping sealed venison packages to the troops overseas. Are there any California laws that prohibit this? The sealed venison will consist of packages of 50 to 100 pounds. If you could please advise us of any regulations or guidelines related to the shipping of sealed game to troops overseas, it would be greatly appreciated. (Anonymous) Answer: There are no laws that prohibit the shipping of venison from California as long as the animals were lawfully taken in accordance with California Fish and Game laws, including seasons, limits, and gender restrictions. In addition, any package being shipped by common carrier must bear the name and address of the shipper and/or the consignee, and an accurate description of the numbers and kinds of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles or amphibians contained

in the package clearly and conspicuously marked on the outside (Fish and Game Code, section 2348.) Federal laws have similar marking requirements. For details, go to However, whether or not the military will accept sealed venison from a private citizen is another issue. Contact them directly for details.

Feeding park squirrels Question: I have been warned three times this year by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy that the next time I am caught feeding squirrels at the local park, I will get a ticket. The deputy stated they enforce state regulations. However, I fed them foods that are safe; food from pet stores such as pigeon feed and raw unshelled peanuts. There are no signs posted in the park

where I visit but I was told it’s still a violation. There are really no food sources for these animals at the park and I don’t want to see malnourished animals. Please let me know the specific law covering this subject since I have not been able to find it online. I will abide by whatever the law says. This may seem to be an unimportant matter, but to me as a senior, it becomes a quality of life issue. Thank you. (Tamara M.) Answer: The deputy is correct. By feeding wildlife, you are likely disrupting the animals’ normal behavior patterns in violation of California code and some local ordinances. It’s important not to feed wildlife because feeding brings animals into close proximity with each other, which puts them at greater risk of exposure to diseases and the droppings of the other animals, especially from large populations of birds in a relatively

What’s legal as live bait?

There are no laws against shipping packaged venison to tropps overseas, but whether the military will accept the meat is another question.

small area. If the animals expect the food, they will stay in the area and may create a public health and water quality issue. Also, even the healthiest pet food and seeds they get from people could never duplicate the diet they would get eating the food found in their natural environment. If the natural food supply in an area decreases, that is a signal to the animals to move to a different area.

Question: I fish the ocean waters off Mendocino and Humboldt counties from a sport boat and target lingcod and other groundfish. My question is can I use live sanddabs and small black and blue rockfish to catch lingcod? (Jason S.) Answer: Yes, you can catch these species to then use for bait in ocean waters as long as they are all taken and possessed legally. All seasons, bag and size limits apply, even if rendered to be bait to use for lingcod and other large fish species. They also must be counted toward your bag limit.

Why the new sturgeon regulations? Question: What’s so special about sturgeon that the new regulations and measures are required? (Jeff D., Modesto) Answer: Green sturgeon is a threatened

species and white sturgeon has long been a substantial management concern. To protect sturgeon populations and the vibrant white sturgeon fishery, the Department and Commission have emphasized sturgeon enforcement, research, fishing regulations, passage improvements (e.g. at bypass weirs on the Sacramento River) and outreach. The State legislature is also aware of the sturgeon issue, and in 2007 implemented a law (AB 1187; DeSaulnier). This law made it easier for CDFW wildlife officers to charge poachers with illegal commercialization of sturgeon and the law drastically increased the fines for illegal commercialization of sturgeon. 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


The Weekender — Friday, February 22, 2013

Home & Garden (Family Features) To help families transform ordinary meals into fresher versions that the whole family will feel good about eating, Ziploc Brand has partnered with bestselling author and TV personality Rachael Ray to bring healthier food choices to tables with the Great American FreshOver Project, a fresh food makeover made easy. Rachael is an expert at creating quick meals. She aims to motivate families to swap their traditional recipes for versions that contain healthier ingredients and taste just as good. “According to a Ziploc Fresh Eating Survey, 72 percent of Americans feel like a good parent when their family eats fresh food, but only 47 percent eat fresh foods on a daily basis. To make eating fresh easier, Ziploc and I are sharing recipes and tips on how to incorporate fresh ingredients into favorites like pizza and mac ‘n cheese,” said Ray. “Anyone can get started on their FreshOver Projects in their own kitchen.” For more recipes from the Ziploc Brand and Rachael Ray, visit the Ziploc Brand Facebook Page at

In a small covered saucepan, bring 2 inches water to a boil. Separate broccoli tops into florets, discarding lower stalks or reserving for soup. Salt water and add broccoli florets. Cook, covered, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain broccoli and set on cutting board. Chop broccoli florets into small pieces. Heat a small nonstick pan over medium high to high heat. Add oil, cracked garlic and chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Brown chicken until lightly golden all over, 3 to 5 minutes. Chop sautéed chicken and garlic on a cutting board into small pieces. To assemble pizza, dot crust with broccoli and chicken. Dot crust with spoonfuls of ricotta, spreading gently with the back of spoon. Add sliced sundried tomatoes, scattering around pizza to edges. Complete assembly with a thin layer of shredded mozzarella. Place pizza in oven on middle rack and lower heat to 450F. Bake 12 minutes, until cheese is deep golden in color and crust is brown and crisp at the edges. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Top with lots of torn or shredded basil. Cut pizza into 8 slices using pizza wheel and serve.

• 1 lime, zested and juiced • 1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped • 1/2 cup sour cream • 4 red leaf lettuce leaves • 1 ripe tomato, sliced • 4 crusty rolls, split Combine rice, meat and beans with spices and grill seasoning. Form 4 big patties, then heat 1 tablespoon oil (a turn of the pan) in a large skillet over mediumhigh heat. Cook patties 7 to 8 minutes on each side. While burgers cook, combine avocado with garlic, lime zest and juice, jalapeÒo and red onion. Mash to roughly combine, then stir in the sour cream. Place burgers on buns with lettuce and tomato, and top with sour cream guacamole. Tip: To keep leftovers fresh, store in reusable dishes like Ziploc Twist n' Loc Containers.

Tip: Put an individual serving size of chicken in Ziploc Brand Perfect Portions Bags right after purchasing and freeze in a Ziploc Brand Freezer Bag. That way you don't have to defrost more chicken than you need for a meal.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin Mac 'n Cheese

The Only Pizza You'll Ever Want Again Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes

Crust • One 16-ounce package pizza dough, brought to room temperature • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil • 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Toppings • 1/3 pound broccoli from trimmed broccoli bin in produce section, 1/3 head • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan • 3 cloves cracked garlic • 1/2 pound chicken breast cut for stir fry, or chicken tenders • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese • 10 sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, available on dairy aisle • 12 to 15 leaves fresh basil, torn or stacked and thinly sliced Preheat oven to 500F. On 12-inch nonstick pizza pan, stretch out dough and form pizza crust. Drizzle olive oil on crust and spread it with a pastry brush over the dough to the edges. Sprinkle crust with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Stretch a Buck Turkey and Bean Burrito Burgers Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 16 minutes • 1 cup cold leftover white or brown rice • 1 pound ground turkey • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained • Palmful chili powder • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin, half a palmful • 1-1/2 teaspoons coriander, half a palmful • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning, (recommended: Montreal Seasoning by McCormick) • 1 tablespoon canola oil • 1 ripe avocado • 1 clove garlic, grated or finely chopped

Yield: 6 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour • 1 small head or bundle broccoli, trimmed into florets • 1 small head cauliflower or half a large head, trimmed and cut into florets • 1 pound whole-wheat macaroni or penne or other short cut pasta • 2 cups sour cream or reduced-fat sour cream • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard • 1/3 cup finely chopped chives • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated or crushed into paste • A few drops hot sauce • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 2-1/2 cups grated extra-sharp cheddar Bring large pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Salt water and add broccoli and cauliflower florets. Boil vegetables for 5 minutes, then remove with a spider or a strainer and drain. Add pasta to water and undercook by about 2 minutes, drain. Meanwhile, combine sour cream in large bowl along with mustard, chives, garlic, hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste. Add pasta and cauliflower and 2/3 of the cheese. Stir to combine, then transfer to a casserole dish or Ziploc VersaGlass container and cover with remaining cheese. Cool and chill for a make-ahead meal. To heat and eat, put casserole on baking sheet and bake in the middle of a preheated 375°F oven until deeply golden and bubbly, about 40 to 45 minutes. Tip: Make a double batch and freeze for a later date.

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Friday, February 22, 2013 — The Weekender

Practical Money Matters

When retiring together doesn't make sense BY JASON ALDERMAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Back when people from my parents' generation were first planning their lives together, most married couples looked forward to working hard for a few decades, buying a house, raising a family and then retiring together while they still had enough money and energy to travel and pursue favorite hobbies. Some couples do manage to pull this off and thrive; but for many others, any of a host of obstacles can block their ability to retire at the same time. For example: Thanks to periods of unemployment, home-value decline or 401(k) account loss suffered during the Great Recession, many couples simply don't have enough money to retire together comfortably.

If there's a significant age difference, one spouse may not have accumulated enough Social Security credits to qualify for a benefit by the time the other is ready to retire. Women often worry that the couple hasn't saved enough since they're statistically likely to survive their spouses – often for a decade or more. One spouse must continue working to supply employer-provided medical coverage until both reach Medicare eligibility age (65 in most cases). One spouse is just hitting his or her stride, career-wise, and isn't ready to slow down. Among couples who have managed to save enough to retire together, when it comes time to pull the trigger many real-

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ize they haven't fully agreed on where or how to retire; or they discover that their wishes have diverged over the years. This can put tremendous strain on a marriage if you're not willing to compromise and talk things through. Long before you actually retire, ask yourselves: • Should we downsize to a smaller dwelling or even move to a retirement community? • Sell the house, buy a trailer and live like nomads for a few years? • Move to a warmer climate or to be nearer our grandchildren? • Move to a state with lower taxes or cost of living? • Start a small side business to keep money rolling in? • Are we finished supporting our children financially? Even before asking those tough questions, you already should have begun estimating your retirement income needs. Social Security has a helpful online Retirement Estimator that can help ( After you've explored various retirement scenarios, consider hiring a financial planner to help

work out an investment and savings game plan, or to at least review the one you've devised. Along with the financial impact retirement will have on your marriage, keep in mind that this may be the first time that you've been together, day in and day out. Many people are so consumed by their jobs that they haven't taken time to develop outside interests and hobbies. Well before retirement, you and your spouse should start exploring activities and networks of friends you can enjoy, both together and independently. Consider things like volunteer work, hobbies, athletic activities or even part-time employment if you miss the workplace interaction and need the money. And finally, if your plan is to have one spouse continue working for a while, try living on only that one salary for a few months before retiring as an experiment. This will give you an inkling of how well you'll do financially and whether you might both need to keep working to amass more savings. JASON ALDERMAN directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter:


The Weekender — Friday, February 22, 2013

Pet and Rescue as your pet friend I do out of love. I am a dog you can watch movies with or play fetch with my superball of energy. I am good with kids and other dogs. I just need you. For more information contact the Tehachapi Humane Society at 661823-0699 or visit Cherie

Super Cuddly Cherie


My name is Cherie, I’m an adorable one year young, super-tiny five lb. female Poodle/Terrier mix, very loving and friendly, and just sayin’, how could you resist my cute fuzzy face? I am a super cuddle-bug, I enjoy playing with other dogs, I am housetrained and microchipped. Please call Lynda, 661-821-0518 or Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP) at 661-823-4100, menu #2, pronto to adopt Cherie.

puppy dog eyes that are too adorable for you to say no to me. Kisses are my specialty. Jumping in your lap is my type of greeting. Everything I do

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.

Rescue Group Contacts • Tehachapi Humane Society - 823-0699, 21600 Golden Star, Tehachapi. Visit the THS website at: • Have a Heart Humane Society Society750-2261, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Tehachapi. See adoptable dogs at: • Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP)- 823-4100,, 785 Tucker Road, Tehachapi. Visit the STOP website at: • Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue- Call Zach at 972-3852 or visit


Friendly Bootsie Bootsie is a large friendly loveable cat that is black with four white paws. He gets along well with other cats. He has one eye that is damaged and he probably can't see out of it. The vet does not feel there is any need to do anything about it at this time except occasionally put some ointment in it and keep it clean. Bootsie is an indoor-only cat and cannot go outside unless in a cattery or contained area. If you have any questions please email

Energetic Max Hey everyone my name is Max. I am 6 years old, about 20 pounds, a rescue dog with a lot to offer. I have

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Friday, February 22, 2013 — The Weekender


Important winter care tips for equines, part I BY FIONA NELSON-HAHN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

It seemed that winter took its time about arriving, but suddenly we were slammed with long spells of cold, made acute by icy winds to give us an impressive wind chill factor resulting in bone-chillingly bitter weather. These conditions are particularly difficult for our equine friends to cope with. Here are some top tips (all backed by solid scientific research!) on how to help your equine friends through these difficult inclement weather periods. If someone tells you that domestic horses can cope with cold, harsh conditions easily because wild horses do, you can point out to them that wild horses may have only a one in ten chance of living to be over 10 years old! So it would seem that being born free takes a heavy toll. Who wants life to be that tough for their own beloved equine? I don’t and I’m sure you don’t either! Fortunately for our horses, research has shown some simple strategies to make life healthier for them in

winter conditions, and can provide advice on how to avoid colic. Government guidelines emphasize that livestock (which includes equines) must have adequate forage, water and shelter to enable them to endure cold weather. Simply put, the best strategies to help your horses through winter are one, to provide plenty of hay (forage) so that they can keep warm, two; to increase water consumption to avoid impaction colic and three, to provide adequate shelter to protect them from the most severe weather. We are going to look at these three categories and some options available to the owner to help their horses the best they can. We are all aware that in cold weather — especially when accompanied by damp conditions and/or a wind chill factor — equines use more energy to stay warm. Voluntary forage intake increases with decreasing temperatures, so a horse needs more hay in cold weather. But how much more? On average a horse requires at least between 1.5 percent

and 2 percent of its body weight in food each day in order to sustain its weight. In cold weather an animal will increase its metabolism to stay warm and may use 15 to 20 percent more calories to do. So their forage requirement may increase up to 3 percent of their body weight. That is a 1,000 pound horse, that would normally consume around 20 pounds of hay per day, may need up to 25 or even 30 pounds of hay per day to stay warm in winter weather. We all know that equines have a unique digestive system, but did you know that this system can provide them with extra heat? The cecum of the hindgut digests tough, fibrous feeds, such as hay, by bacterial fermentation, a process that generates a lot of warmth. So this acts as a kind of internal ‘central heating’ system for your horse. How can we use this to help our horses stay warm in winter? Providing access to forage 24/7 is an excellent way to keep your horse warm, as the ‘central heating’ system will be on and running. In addition,

government guidelines advise that a late feed can help keep animals warm during the night, which is when temperatures are often at their most severe. Fat reserves act as physical insulation for horses, much as blubber does for whales, and can also act as emergency energy stores. It is easier for a horse in good condition to maintain its core body temperature in cold weather, but harder for a thin horse to do so. So it is important to increase a horse’s hay ration sufficiently to prevent weight loss during cold weather. Keeping weight on some horses, for example older horses and hard keepers, can be a challenge, so you might want to consider increasing the caloric intake by introducing high-quality, pelleted feed, beet pulp or fat supplements into the daily ration. Equines are individuals, however, and if a horse already has a thick layer of ‘blubber’ on its body, and may be at risk of founder, increasing the amount of feed it receives may not be necessary or wise. It is

well worth considering offering horses their forage ration in small mesh hay nets – regardless of how much body fat the horse has. There are a plethora of benefits to using this kind of hay net, but an added benefit in winter time is that using a small mesh hay net means it will take the horse longer to eat its forage ration which keeps that ‘central heating’ system switched on longer. Simply put, if your horse is eating around the clock, it is staying warm around the clock! A thick, long winter coat provides part of a horse’s insulation. It is extremely important to remember, however, if a horse’s coat becomes wet it loses its insulating properties and the impact of the wind chill factor is drastically increased. “As little as 0.1 inch of rain can immediately impact cold stress severity reducing the coat’s insulating abilities.” NEXT WEEK: Protecting your horse in the winter, part 2

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Noteworthy Educator teams fly on NASA's SOFIA airborne observatory PALMDALE — The first four Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA) educators returned safely to Earth at Palmdale, Calif., early in the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 13, after completing their initial flight on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA. That flight launched the AAA program’s first full year of operations, during which 26 educators from classrooms and science centers across the United States will fly on the SOFIA as

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SOFA seeks educators for 2014 flights Continued from Page15

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Commercial Rentals Office Space avail., prime downtown location 150 sq ft. reasonable rate. 661-619-4594 Warehouse w/Office Bath and Roll Up Door Great Location. 917-1064 Best price in town! 1550 SF Industrial space W/Office, restroom, heating & insulated, 12x12 roll up door. Tehachapi Airport Industrial Park $800 mo. 822-7625

SS 3+2 1/2, 2300 SF, 2 1/2 car gar, pets ok, sec dep & 20300 #D Valley Blvd. (Corner of Santa Lucia) Pro1st mo rent 661-203-3228 fessional building-office GH 3+2+ bonus rm, 1700 sq space approx 1000 sq ft. $800 mo. 4 Seasons Realty ft, on 1 acre horse prop. 822-RENT. EOH Cent heat & air. Super clean, new flooring & paint. Office Space $1125 + dep. 661-724-1186 248 sq. ft., Downtown or 661-202-0898 822-6470 BVS, 3+2+2 Car Garage, on Commercial Building for Valley Floor Acre Lease. 3000 sf on TehWith Fence $1,200mo achapi Blvd for lease with Call 661-304-8888 gated parking. Available on KB Home for lease 3 bdrm+ 4/1/13. ofc, 3 bath, 2 car gar, walking dist. to High school. fo, leave message at (661)331-0597 For more info Call Michael 949-683-6337 FREE RENTAL LIST available. 4 Seasons Realty. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT EHO 4 Seasons Realty www.4seasons



1+1, Garage,. $495mo + Dep., Section 8 ok call 661-332-1328.

2+1 Apartment, small patio, near GH school, launLarge fenced lot, large dry room on premises, new kitchen, 2 bdrm 1 bath, paint & carpet. $600/mo. $800+Dep., 661-599-0633 Call 822-7758

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

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DELUXE OFFICE SUITE, 900 SF, carpeted, blinds, A/C, restroom, across from City Hall, $900/mo 661-822-7625.

Wonderful family home in a great area of east Golden Hills. Spanish flavor – with stucco and arches. Spacious rooms and a pleasant floor plan. Call Terri for a showing today! (661) 303-6868. Terri Juergens DRE #00841071

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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. 23130 Marci Court, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath furnished home. Fireplace hard wood floors, laundry room, NO INSIDE PETS . $1,000/mo + security deposit. 28561 Deer Trail, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath fully furnished home, all appliances included, 2 car garage, secluded location . $1,100/ mo + security deposit. APARTMENTS LISTINGS 21251 Golden Hills Blvd. #D, 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, W/D hook-ups, attached garage & A/C. $865.00/mo+ security deposit. 22025 Golden Star #D 2 bedroom, 1 bath Apartment. Attached one car garage, fenced back yard, fireplace, washer and dryer hook ups. NO PETS. $750.00 per month + security deposit. 21282 McIntosh #2, 2 bedroom 1 bathroom, nicely landscaped. close to town, washer and dryer hook ups. $800.00 per month + 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

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 & so much more! $325,000 #9963872

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U CED RE D VERY NICE GH WEST LOCATION! Stickbuilt, 3BR/2BA home in the gated community of Golden Highlands. LG split-wing living area, fireplace, large kitchen, 2 car garage and great backyard patio. Hurry! Now: $121,900

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



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

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

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

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




ACROSS FROM GOLF COURSE! Tee-UP for this one! Custom 3BR/2.5BA home, apprx. 2,052 sq.ft. on north side of town. Spacious open LR with tile floors, open kitchen with granite countertops and lots of cabinet space. Huge Master BR. Only $127,000! #9965912



U CED RE D HOME+ORCHARD! On 3.13 acres! Main house is 3BR/1.76BA, apprx. 1,596 sq.ft.+sep. Apt. Apprx. 240 fruit (mostly apple) trees, walk-in cooler, approx. 30,000+ sq ft of garden/growing area + Hwy sales stand! $284,500 #9965203

OLD TOWN ROAD Distinguished Hacienda-

style 3BR/2.75BA, apprx 2,249 sq.ft. home offering mature landscaping 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



BEAUTIFUL ROSAMOND HOME with 4 bedrooms +bonus rm. Updated Gourmet Kitchen and master bath. Laminate flooring and neutral paint. Lots of Improvements and upgrades. Lovely landscaping with trees and folaige. Covered patio for those hot summer nights. $150,000 #9965879


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

sq.ft., tile roof, tile floors & newer kitchen cabinets. Upstairs loft is finished without a closet and is rough plumbed for a bath. Needs some TLC. Lot next door also available! Call for details. $155,000 #9965377

YOU’LL LOVE THIS! 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



ADORABLE 2BR/1.75BA, apprx. 1,471 sq.ft. home, meticulously clean! LG living room with fireplace, indoor laundry rm, additional sun-room leading to beautifully landscaped back yard. Private room off garage perfect for storage or game/ entertainment rm. RV parking, too! $120,000 #9966007 COME SEE! 10AM-1PM

COUNTRY OAKS LOCATION! on 2.81 acres with beautiful oak trees. 3BR/3BA, apprx. 2,623 sq.ft wonderfully remodeled home, LG country kitchen, custom built-in cabinetry & granite countertops. Enjoy the cherries, nectarines, pears and peaches from the mature fruit trees. Horses okay! $489,900 #9965328 COME SEE! 10AM-3PM

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SWEET DEAL! This 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,568 home has many upgrades including plantation shutters, plush carpeting, tile floors in kitchen and baths, fireplace, vinyl fencing, extra large deck. Storage shed is included. See it today! $64,900 #9965979


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

MAKE IT YOURS! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,568




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“She gets things done! She goes out of her way to get it done. If it weren’t for Mrs. Snider, I would have taken my house of the market.” ~Mr. C. “Very prompt actions, attention to detail, great availability.... She is GREAT!” ~Mr. & Mrs. A.

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 COME SEE! 10AM-1PM

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 COME SEE! 10AM-1PM



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







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


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


GORGEOUS HOME on Stallion Spring’s golf course. 4BR/3BA apprx. 3,009 sq. ft. on .51 acres. Sep. living rm & family rm. Formal dining rm & Lg. kitchen. Golf course views from the balcony off the master BR & two covered patios. $315,000 #9965995

U CED RE D LOVELY 5BR/2BA home. New roof, flooring, countertops, fixtures, cabinets, etc. Great granite kitchen and baths + lovely inground POOL! Near Horsethief Golf Course! Great views & super large front yard! $224,900 #9965329


EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY 19,800 sf. Butler Bldg. (90’x220’, 14’ eaves, 10’3 to 12’6 clear interior height; 400 amp 3 phase power; 4 roll up doors (10’w x 8’h; two 10’w x 10’h, 12’w x 10’h); fire sprinkler system, refrigerated air-conditioning, space and radiant heating & evaporative cooling. 31 parking spaces. 200’x 286’ lot. Back part of lot is partially fenced. Started as a precision machine shop. Recently a motorcycle shop, towing company, and RV dealership. Zoned Light Industrial Scenic Corridor (M-1 SC). Office, retail commercial and light industrial uses allowed. Property is located approxima tely half way between Bakersfield and Lancaster in close proximity to the wind farms in eastern Kern County. Easy access to Highway 58. $699,000 #9965044 BERNIE CONNOLLY (661) 822-5553 X258 CA DRE Broker #00752653

MUST SEE! 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 & slate patio! $379,900 #9965122


vaulted ceiling, & open floor plan. Guest quarters includes one large room w/bath and partial kitchen. Sold as is. Needs some TLC and your personal touch. $198,900 #9965510

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