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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. 823-8333.

Reverend Horton Heat • Bakersfield March 9, 7 p.m. B Ryders Sports Bar, 7401 White Ln. 3977304, On The Rocks Bar & Grill • Bakersfield 1517 18th St. 327-7685. • Mento Buru-Cesareo Garasa Other, March 17, 8 p.m. • Acronycal Rock March 23, 9:30 p.m.

Concerts Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra • Tehachapi to perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road. Admission is free. Call 821-7511 or visit online at for information. Fiddlers Crossing • Tehachapi 206 East “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 East “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapia Blvd; or call 823-9994. (Unless otherwise noted) For more information: • Kray Van Kirk Singersongwriter, Mar. 8, 7 p.m. • Dave Stamey Cowboy

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Let the Scottish games begin The 18th annual Kern County Scottish Society's Games/Gathering (who doesn't love athletic men and women in kilts!) and Ceilidh (pronounced "kaylay" which is a Scottish dance with music) is coming soon and promises to be bigger and better than ever. This fun-filled day will be held on March 23 in Bakersfield at the Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S. "P" St. The event is presented by Kern County Scottish Society and Newcastle Brown Ale. There will be plenty of activities for every member of your family to enjoy, whether they are interested in the Clans (more than 50 clans will be there!), music, dancing, British cars, pipe bands, food (yes, there will be haggis and bangers), the great Tea Room (a Scottish Bistro), Kirkin' of the Tartan, March of the Clans, scotch tasting, re-enactors, prize drawings and shopping. There will also be story telling, a petting zoo and the Children's Glen (brought to you by The Society for Disabled Children with plenty of fun including a rock climbing wall, bounce houses, and carnival games). Bands expected include Banshee in the Kitchen, Whiskey Galore, Stand Easy, Brilliant Gypsies, Kris Colt & the Black Rose Band, Pipe on the Hob and Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles. Bagpipers including Tehachapi Mountain Pipes and Drum! And, of course, the highlight of the day will be the Highland Games hosted by Scottish Heavy Athletics. The gates open at 9 a.m for the games and gathering. The Ceilidh opens at 6 p.m. Tickets prices are as follows: Games and Gathering only, adult general admission, $16; senior citizens (60 and over), students and military with ID, $13; Ceilidh only, all tickets are $16; A combination ticket for the entire event is $26. Children 10 and under are free. There is also a $3 parking charge at the Kern County Fairgrounds. The Kern County Scottish Society was established


Members of the Stag and Thistle Pipes and Drums from Fresno, Gold Coast Pipe Band from Ventura County, and the Tehachapi Pipes and Drums play music during opening exercises, Saturday, at the Kern County Museum. This was part of the 17th annual Kern County Scottish Society's Scottish Games and Gathering. in 1971. The society was formed to promote Scottish heritage and cultural traditions in Kern County. The KCSS is also a member of the Arts Council of Kern, the Downtown Business Association, the Tehachapi Arts Coalition and serves as a advisors for the Scot-

tish Club at CSUB. In 1998 the KCSS became a nonprofit educational corporation donating back to our community. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit the website

Mark your calendar for Spring Art Show in Bear Valley Springs The Bear Valley Springs Cultural Art Association’s Spring Art Show will be held on Saturday, March 23, through Sunday, March 31, at the Oak Tree Country Club, 29541 Rolling Oak Dr. in Bear Valley Springs. A reception for the artists will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on the opening day, March 23, providing an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists and enjoy refreshments. Attendees will also be able to purchase raffle tickets with work contributed by participating artists as prizes. The raffle will take place in Bear Valley Springs during the opening night’s reception on March 23. All exhibited works will remain on view through March 31. Presented annually, the exhibit features artists and their works in the mediums of painting, photography, sculpture and pottery. Featured contributing artists this year include Sonja Bronson, Debi Hartman, known as Sparks, Mary Anne Moore and Kathleen Levenson. Work of the late Arnold Given, sculptor-

carver, also will be featured. Non-residents of Bear Valley Springs may call 821-1262 for a gate pass before 11 a.m. on March 23. Featured Artist:

Mary Anne Moore Moore uses pencils but does not consider herself to be a sketch artist. Equestrian subjects are among her favorites. “I use pencils as my medium which allows me to feature the muscle ad skeletal structure of my favorite subject, the horse,” she said. Self-taught from childhood, she works from photos that she or others have taken, as opposed to sitting in front of her subjects. She is currently broadening her artistic education by taking workshops from two Bear Valley Springs art instructors, Dorine Lunceford and Cindy Clark. Both artists are known for watercolor work but also have a background in pencil art and its many techniques. Bronson, an outdoor photographer, says she enjoys "capturing the moment" as


Bear Valley Springs Artist Mary Ann Moore as she works on one of her equine inspired Graphite Pencil art pieces. opposed to the slower, more methodical process of the Ansel Adams style of landscape photography that called for hours of patience and forti-

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Balladeer Kray Van Kirk at Fiddlers Crossing


Pictured above rehearsing a scene from “Tenants,” which begins its run on March 15 at the Beekay Theatre, in downtown Tehachapi, are Heather Ringle and Michael Gruett.


Before Tehachapi Community Theatre opens their Spring performance of, "Tenants", an originial production written by Tom Misuraca. Having been fortunate enough to attend some of the rehearsals, I can see the transformation as the cast captures their characters. The costumes, the timing, as they put it all together will, once again, will surprise and entertain

our Tehachapi Community. Don't forget, Tom Misuraca, the director, Shanan Harrell along with the entire cast will be available after the opening night performance on March 15 to share their backstage secrets, and talk about whatever audience members may wonder about. "Tenants" will be at the Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St, Tehachapi March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 7:30 p.m. and March 24 and 31 at

2 p.m. Tickets are available at Johnny's Take n' Bake, Tehachapi Furniture, Picture Perfect & Stamp. Tickets may also be purchased online at For more information contact the TCT message line at 822-4037. Please remember that you can always check to see if tickets are available at the door, even if the outlets & online are sold out. This play is rated PG13.

Alaskan singer-songwriter Kray Van Kirk will share his musical view from the Far North at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. "F" St., Tehachapi. Van Kirk sings in the straightahead folk ballad tradition of such north-of-the-border legends as Stan Rogers, Ian Tyson and Gordon Lightfoot. He accompanies himself on 12- and 6-string RainSong graphite guitars. It might seem odd, and hard, to be a touring musician while living in Alaska as a single parent, in a town with no road access — the only way in or out for him is by air or water. But Van Kirk draws his inspiration from this life. “A friend of mine once said I do everything the hard way,” he said, “and he might be right. But all this last winter, I listened to a number of interviews with musicians, actors, comedians and such, and the one thing that came through was that many, if not most, of them were successful because they were able to take what was generally viewed as a weakness or obstacle and make it their strength. I’m not quite sure how that might apply in my situation, but it’s encouraging and I’m sure not going to stop!” His lifestyle in Alaska has also given him a different perspective on

Kray Van Kirk the “marketing” of his music-making. He calls his approach to writing and performing “Music without borders or cost.” He no longer records or sells CDs, because he says, “we’ve got enough things headed for the landfills, and more than enough ‘stuff.'” He freely gives his songs away over his website as “a deliberate movement away from the bottom line that seems to govern so much of our daily lives.” Tickets may be purchased next door at Mountain Music, at The Apple Shed, or with a credit card by calling 823-9994. Tickets to the concert are $15, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


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• 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. For schedule and tickets go to: Maturango Museum • Ridgecrest 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900, • We Friends, Chamber Concert, March 22 - 23, 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre • Bakersfield 2001 H. St. Tickets: • The Original Coasters, The Original Drifters and the Platters Mar. 17, 3 p.m. • Merle Haggard April 13, 8 p.m. • Brian Regan April 14, 7 p.m. • Darius Rucker April 26, 8 p.m.

Karaoke & D.J. Domingo’s Mexican & Seafood Restuarant • Tehachapi 7-11 p.m., every Wednesday, 20416 Highway 202, 822-7611. Tehachapi Mountain Pub & Brewery • Tehachapi Ladies Night & DJ, 7-10 p.m., every Wednesday, 20717 South Street. 822-0788. Dog House Saloon • Tehachapi DJ Diablo, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 p.m. close. 777 West Tehachapi Blvd. 8224200. 58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi 480 Steuber Rd., 822-9992. • Line Dancing Thursdays • Karaoke with KJ Hannah Fridays, 7 p.m. to Closing.

Performances The Good, The Bad and The Funny • Bakersfield Now through - Mar. 16, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tick-

ets: 587-3377 or FLICS • Bakersfield: All shows 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: • 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 Shrek: The Musical • Bakersfield Mar. 11, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Tenants • Tehachapi March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30. 7:30 p.m. Matinees: March 24, 31, 2 p.m. Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St. Tickets: Sinbad • Bakersfield Mar. 16, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre, 2001 H. St. Tickets: The Imaginators • Bakersfield Mar. 16, noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Mar. 17, noon and 2 p.m. Dore Arena Theatre, Cal State Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy. 654-3093, Hooray for Hollywood • Bakersfield Mar. 22 May 4, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m., Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or West Side Story • Bakersfield April 4, 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Spoken Word Performance • Lancaster April 18, 12 p.m. Lancaster Museum of Art and History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6250,

Visual Arts Treasure Trove • Tehachapi 116 East Tehachapi Blvd., call 822-6794 for information and class prices, achapiTreasureTrove Open Studios: • Watercolor every Monday, 5-8 p.m. • All Media every Thu. & Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Clay Play Polymer

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Jim Walsh seen during a watercolor painting demonstration at the Tehachapi Treasure Trove. • Create a Goddess from earth based clay with Susanna Monette. Wednesday, March 20, 1 to 4 p.m. • Trash to TreasuresPaper Mache with Michelle Taylor. Saturday, March 23, 1 to 4 p.m. • Faux Metal Mixed Media Pendant with Cathy Clark. Sunday, March 24, 1 to 4 p.m. • Polymer Clay with Christi Friesen. Wednesday, March 27, 1 to 4 p.m. • Create a Dream Catcher with Susanna. Saturday, March 30, 1 to 4 p.m. Bakersfield Art Association • Bakersfield 1817

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Other Activities Beale Memorial Library • Bakersfield 701 Truxtun Ave., 868-0770 • Math Clinic: Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. Learn math or get assistance with your math homework. Open to learners of all ages. Sign up at the Reference Desk, held in the Geology, Mining, and Petroleum Room. • Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays, 11 am. Familyfriendly stories suitable for children ages 3-5. • Personal Computer Coach: Wednesdays, 11 am – 1 pm. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call to reserve 30-minute oneon-one computer learning sessions. • Toddler Time! Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Parents are invited to accompany their 18-month-old through 2-year-old children for music, nursery rhymes, stories and play – Arkelian Children’s Room. Learn basic Japanese • Lancaster Advanced: Wednesdays, March 6 through April 10. Lancaster City Park Game Room, 43063 10th Street West. 723-6077. creation. Winter Children’s Theatre Workshop • Bakersfield Now through Mar. 19, Mon.-Thurs. 4 6 p.m. Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or Buena Vista Museum of Natural History (BVMNH) • Bakersfield Events are held at BVMNH, 2018 Chester Ave, unless otherwise indicated. For information call 661-324-6350 or visit BVMNH is open Thursday–Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. Museum admission: Child $4, Adult $7, Seniors and Students of 18 and older $5, group tours available with reservations. • BVMNH FREE DAY! Free Admission from 12 noon-4 pm on the third Thursday of each month. • Paleo Digs Mar. 15, 16,

17. Join the museum field guides on this adventure to the quarries near Sharktooth hill to find shark teeth and other marine mammal fossils. No experience necessary. Member rates: $85 per day, per person. (Must be BVMNH member to attend. Call BVMNH for membership information.) • Spring Camp March 25-28, grades 1st - 6th: Astronomy–The Moon the Stars and more...

Exhibitions Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) • Lancaster 665 West Lancaster Blvd. 7236250, • Gary Lang - Spring Exhibition March 14, 6 p.m. • Rewritten by Machines on New Technology by Megan Geckler Young Artist Workshop series are free and walk-in friendly; Through Mar. 10. Bakersfield Museum of Art • Bakersfield 1930 "R" St.,, 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.o rg. • Linda Fillhart March 15, 16, 17, 7:30 p.m.

Events Bear Valley Springs Annual Art Show • Tehachapi March 23-31 held at Oak Tree Country Club. Sponsored by BVS Cultural Arts Association. 821-1505 for info. Antelope Valley Home Show • Lancaster Mar. 22 - 24. Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H. Boat, RV & Outdoor Liv-

ing Show • Bakersfield April 5 -7. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 1-800-725-0793, Desert Wildflower Festival • Ridgecrest April 12, 13 and 14. A multivenue event with the Annual Wildflower Exhibit at Maturango Museum, programs at the Historic USO Building, a Saturday evening wine-and-food tasting at Desert Empire Fairgrounds, opportunities to visit the U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and Technology on the China Lake base, a geocaching challenge with sign-ups at the Historic USO Building, self-guided wildflower treks, and a designated vendor area of nonprofits, painters, photographers, potters, planters, artists, craftspeople and others at Kerr McGee. or 760-3758202 for information. Kern River Whitewater Festival • Kernville April 20- 21, begins at 10 a.m. Riverside Park, Kern River Council, 818-3403083, Twilight Tours - Feline Conservation Center • Rosamond April 27, June 22, Sept. 21, 5 p.m. Tickets and information:, 2563793. Memorial Day Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival • Kernville May 25, 26 and 27, all day. Information: 760-379-2844, Kern County Nut Festival • Bakersfield June 15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave. Kern County Nut Festival will be a culinary celebration featuring Kern’s top nuts; almonds, pistachios and walnuts. Food booths, agricultural exhibitions, health/nutrition information, entertainment and contests. Tickets available at the Kern County Museum and all Vallitix locations, or online at: rtist.aspx?contentID=17902. or call 661-868-8400.


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Health & Fitness Ask the Doctor

Life is still good without an appendix BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. CONTRIBUTING WRITER

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 13-year-old son went to camp for five days. On day three, he had terrific stomach pain and started to vomit. The instructors were alarmed and took him to the local hospital, where doctors diagnosed appendicitis. We had to give phone permission for him to have an operation. Everything went fine, and he recovered quickly. My wife and I have a few questions. Could he have eaten something that caused appendicitis? What does not having an appendix do to people? No one in my wife's or my family has had such an operation. We're ignorant about all this. -- G.G. ANSWER: The appendix dangles from the

first part of the colon in the lower-right side of the abdomen. It looks like a slender worm, and has an average length of 3 inches (8 cm). The function of the appendix isn't clearly defined, but it might have a role in body immunity. Life without an appendix goes on as normally as life with one. The appendix has a hollow core, which is lined with lymphoid tissue, the same kind of tissue found in lymph nodes. Bacteria from the colon can invade the hollow core and cause the lymph tissue to swell. Swelling cuts off blood supply, and the appendix begins to dis-

integrate -- appendicitis. Undigested food or hard fecal material also can block the appendix's core and lead to the same situation. Nothing your son ate is likely the cause. All the other campers ate the same food, but he was the only one to develop this problem. The pain of appendicitis most often starts in the area of the navel (bellybutton) and works its way toward the lower-right corner of the abdomen. Temperature rises. Vomiting is common, and sometimes diarrhea is part of the picture. A doctor, by what he or she hears from the patient, along with the examination of the abdomen, usually can make the diagnosis. In confusing circumstances, an ultrasound is most helpful.

Millions of people worldwide live without an appendix. They do quite well. So will your son. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Can hand sanitizer kill all harmful bacteria? -- D.D. ANSWER: By "hand sanitizer," do you mean waterless hand cleaners? Most of them incorporate ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol. They kill many bacteria, but not all harmful ones. Nothing short of sterilization does that. Frequent hand-washing with soap and water for 20 seconds is an effective way of eliminating many germs, including cold and flu viruses. You don't have to use soap that has antibacterial agents in it. The water doesn't have to be hot; cool water is fine. Dry your hands with a paper, dis-

posable towel, and turn off the faucets in a public restroom with a paper towel. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: When is the better time to take medicines: a.m. or p.m.? Is it better to take them with water or juice? I have been told conflicting answers. --S.R. ANSWER: If the prescribing doctor or the pharmacist hasn't specified a particular time, you can take medicine when it's most convenient for you. You'll never go wrong taking medicine with water. 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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Sports & Recreation Upcoming 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 Classes will be ongoing beginning March 6 on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Classes are $40 a month or $7 per class. Classes are held and sign ups available at the Tehachapi Parks and Rec office, 490 W. “D” St. or call 822-3228.

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. Classes are $40 a month or $7 per class. Classes are held and sign ups available at the Tehachapi Parks and Rec office, 490 W. “D” St. Call 822-3228.

Runs & Walks Yokuts Park Fun Runs • Bakersfield Sponsored by the Bakersfield Track Club in cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks & Recreation Dept., free. One, two, three or five mile runs starting at 7 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Yokuts Park, off Empire Drive, north of the Truxtun Avenue extension. Info: 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. Preregistration 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. 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, 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: www.bakersfield-

the Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets online at

Spectator Events Activities Bakersfield Condors vs. Ontario Reign Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets online at Bakersfield Condors vs. Ontario Reign Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets online at Bakersfield Condors vs. Utah Grizzlies Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club held spring season sign ups March 5 and 7 and will have them again March 12 and 14 at 6 p.m. in the Tehachapi High School gym entry. This program is for boys and girls age 5 and up. Cost is $65 plus USA wrestling card. For more information email mntwrestling or call Curtis Nelson at 661557-1366.

March Meet

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

Martial Arts PAL Judo • Stallion Springs, all Tehachapi residents age 7 and older, Monday and Wednesdays 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 March 5 26. All class times are 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., 44933 Fern Ave. 723-6077, Sword Fighting for Kids • Lancaster Beginners: March 6 -27. Intermediate: March 6 -27. 44933 Fern Ave., 723-6077,

Motorsports March Meet - Quarter Mile Drag Racing • Famoso March 7 - 10. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-2210,


October 2012 Dragfest Nostalgia Sling Shot III winner Mike Brock from Tehachapi in his '37 Fiat Topolino, which hw will run in the Nostalgic Eliminator III class at next week’s March Meet at Famosa Raceway in McFarland. BY MATTHEW MARTZ TEHACHAPI NEWS

Engines will roar as nitro burning funny cars and dragsters descend on the small north Kern County town of McFarland this week for the 2013 edition of the March Meet. This year’s event will mark 55 years of some of the greatest quarter-mile drag racing in the world that is held annually at the Auto Club Famosa Raceway, which also features a hot rod car show, swap meet and vendors' midway from March 7 through 10. Over 500 race entries are expected for the four-day festival of speed, including Tehachapi resident Mike Brock. Brock, who drives a '37 Fiat Topolino, will run in the Nostalgic Eliminator III class and will be looking for a win in his first time back since finishing second at the 2009 March Meet. But it’s not just the idea of winning that lures Brock back to the track. “It’s just a great time meeting people from all over the world,” he said. “These are pioneers of the sport that

have been doing this for more than 40 years. It’s kind of like meeting your favorite celebrity or band backstage.” While Brock gets ready to buckle up, fellow nostalgia class racers — the father-and-son duo of Gil and James Valencia from Bear Valley — will not be racing at this year’s event. “It’s just gotten so expensive and we have other things going on financially this year,” said the elder Valencia who hung up his helmet three seasons ago after running in the March Meet repeatedly since 1996. James meanwhile, competed last season, running his ‘32 Bantam in the Nostalgia Eliminator I, a 7.60-second index with a wide variety of cars trying to run through a quarter-mile as close to 7.60 seconds as possible. This year the pair will attend the event as spectators, rooting on Brock, but said they are planning to be back in the thick of the competition next season. For tickets to this year’s event visit the Auto Club Famoso Raceway website at


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Pay veterans respect at Bakersfield National Cemetery BY LINDA LOVENDAHL CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Pay veterans respect at Bakersfield National Cemetery Set in a beautiful, natural landscape, Bakersfield National Cemetery in the White Wolf area of the Tehachapi Mountains is nestled amidst wide-open stretches, mountain vistas and rolling grazing land where both cattle and camels once roamed. Visitors can pay respect to those who have served in the armed forces from sunrise to sunset. There is a memorial wall recognizing the five individual services — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard — marble monuments and headstones, columbarium niches, an ossuary, a gravesite locator and a picturesque overlook of the 500-acre area. The cemetery is located approximately 20 miles south of Tehachapi heading west on CA-58. Turn left onto CA-223/East

Bear Mountain Blvd. Bakersfield National Cemetery is one half mile on the right. It is located at 30338 East Bear Mountain Boulevard, Arvin, CA 93203. Phone: (661) 8672250. The cemetery land was originally part of a Mexican grant that dates to Nov. 24, 1843, when Mexican Governor Manuel Micheltorena gave the land to the original owners, Jose Antonio Aguirre and Ignacio del Valle. They called the property Rancho el Tejon. In the 1850s and 1860s, General Edward Fitzgerald Beale, hero of the Battle of San Pasqual and former superintendent of Indian affairs and surveyor-general of California, purchased Rancho el ; and three other land grants and assembled them into what he called the Ranchos el Tejon, now known simply as Tejon Ranch. Rancho el Tejon was the largest of the four land grants. The White Wolf

able is eligible to be buried here, including their spouse and family, at no charge.

Nethercutt Museum tour requires reservations


The five service seals are located at the assembly area. Branches of service consist of: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. area, where the cemetery is located, was historically used for grazing and that practice continues today. It was so named because of the packs of white wolves that roamed the area. The vaqueros reported seeing them as late as 1875. Through the National Cemetery Expansion Act of 2003, Congress author-

ized the addition of six new national cemeteries, including one in the Bakersfield area. The Tejon Ranch Company, which owns the largest contiguous tract of private property in California— between Los Angeles and Bakersfield—quickly offered to donate land for use as a cemetery. It offered a choice of several

locations in the White Wolf area and the National Cemetery Administration chose the 500-acre site located just south of Highway 58 and west of Highway 223. The cemetery is surrounded by the 422-square-mile Tejon Ranch. Any veteran who was discharged under conditions other than dishonor-

Editor’s Note: An article about the Nethercutt Museum that appeared in the Journey column in the Weekender of Feb. 15 did not mention that the second building requires advance reservations for the 90-minute tour and is only open Tuesday through Saturday. We apologize for this omission. While we strive to provide complete information in Journey articles, we do encourage readers to confirm before traveling and will ensure that we provide contact information in the future.

Fish and Wildlife

Changes coming for lobster fisherman? Q&As from the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: Why do lobster report cards run calendar year (Jan. to Dec) instead of from the beginning of the season to the end (Oct. to March)? It seems it would be less laborintensive and more accurate to receive landing data once a year rather than twice a year, and you wouldn’t be charging fishermen double to be able to fish the full season. (Jack) Answer: Lobster report cards run calendar year because they have been linked to fishing licenses, which have always run calendar year. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife

(CDFW) is not “charging double” because a report card purchased in early January can be used for the last 2-1/2 months of one lobster season, and the first three months of the next lobster season. However, your question is timely. The Fish and Game Commission is considering changing lobster report cards to run through the season beginning in October with the 2013-2014 lobster season. This is possible with the recent implementation of the Automated License Data System (ALDS). Under the proposal, the new deadline for the return of seasonal lobster report cards would be April 30. Anyone who fails to return or is late returning their report card by the deadline will be charged a $20 non-return fee when purchasing a lobster report card for the following season. Details and full language of the regulation change proposal are posted at:


CDFG Marine Bilogist Travis Buck holds a California spiny lobster caught in a traditional hoop net. If you’d like to provide comments to the Fish and Game Commission, the deadline is March 5 and you can do so by e-mail at One of the main reasons for the institution of a report card was to determine the number of sport fishermen who target lobster and the number of lobsters that are being taken. Nearly

30,000 lobster report cards were sold each year from 2008-2011, and more than 37,000 cards were sold in 2012. By contrast, there are about 150 active commercial lobster fishermen. CDFW is mandated by state law to manage the lobster resource, which includes both the commercial and recreational lobster fisheries. The CDFW is currently developing a Lobster Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Details at obsterfmp/. For lobster report card data summaries, visit obsterfmp/lit.asp.

Alabama rig revisited Question: I work for a Southern California county lake and saw a new rig that is being sold in stores known as the “Alabama Rig.” It consists of a set-up where you can clip 3-5 lures onto a swivel-type

attachment to make it appear like a school of bait fish. I try to stay current with the state freshwater regulations so I can keep fishermen informed as well. I remember seeing in the current state freshwater regulations that there is a maximum two hook set-up per line. Are these “rigs” legal to use? I would greatly appreciate your answer. (Matt T.) Answer: Yes, an Alabama rig may be used, but only when modified to use no more than three hooks. When the Alabama rig is configured to comply with California law, many call it a California Rig. See a previous entry on Alabama rigs from this column at 11/12/page/2/.

Selling antique deer heads and a deer antler chandelier? Question: I’m an antique dealer in Riverside County and have an old deer head and a deer antler chandelier. Is it

permissible to sell these items in my shop? (Sharon C.) Answer: Yes and no. If those birds or mammals are found in the wild in California, the sale or purchase of those animals, and/or their parts, is prohibited (Fish and Game Code, section 3039). If the items you have are made from species of deer NOT found in California (e.g. white-tailed deer, caribou, reindeer, etc.), then you may sell them. Only black-tail and mule deer occur naturally in California. However, shed antlers or antlers taken from domesticallyreared animals that have been manufactured into products or handcraft items, or that have been cut into blocks or units which are to be handcrafted, may be purchased or sold. 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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Home & Garden

(Family Features) Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want to make breakfast more special, gather friends and family around the table to make some new memories together. These recipes are full of flavor and, best of all, easy to make, so you have more time to spend enjoying a delicious meal with the people you love. OlÈ Tortilla Cups - Zesty bites made with Johnsonville Hot & Spicy Breakfast Sausage Links can be prepped ahead of time and baked when you're ready. Cornbread with Spicy Sausage and Red Peppers - A colorful side that pairs great with a tasty skillet dish. Breakfast Sausage Skillet with SautÈed Tomatoes and Basil - Have all the ingredients prepped and ready to go to make cooking this restaurantstyle breakfast skillet really easy. Crustless Mini Quiches - Make these bite-sized beauties ahead of time and serve at room temperature.

Cornbread with Spicy Sausage and Red Peppers Servings: 8 Prep Time: 25 minutes Bake Time: 20 minutes • 1 12-ounce package Johnsonville Hot & Spicy or Original Recipe 0Breakfast Sausage • 1 cup yellow cornmeal • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour • 2 tablespoons sugar • 1 tablespoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 2 eggs • 1 cup milk • 1/4 cup butter, melted • 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 425 F. Remove sausage links from casings. (Slice casing with knife and peel to remove.) In skillet, cook and crumble sausage until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine eggs, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in sausage, red bell pepper and cheese. Pour into a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Crustless Mini Quiches Yield: 7 servings (3 quiches each) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes • Nonstick oven spray • 1 sleeve whole wheat crackers, crushed • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese • 1 package Johnsonville Original Recipe Breakfast Sausage • 1 package frozen broccoli florets, thawed, drained • 1 cup frozen corn • 8 ounces reduced fat cheddar cheese • 32 ounces liquid egg whites • Kosher salt and fresh pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350 F. Generously spray 21 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. Set aside. In small bowl, mix crushed crackers and Parmesan. Distribute evenly between muffin cups. Cook sausage according to package instructions. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Evenly distribute sausage into muffin cups. Chop broccoli into small pieces. Microwave for 1 minute on high; drain well. Spoon broccoli evenly into muffin cups. Top evenly with corn and cheddar cheese. Pour egg whites over each of the muffin cups. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until mini quiches are set. Let rest for 2 minutes prior to unmolding.

OlÈ Tortilla Cups Servings: 12 Prep Time: 30 minutes Bake Time: 18 minutes • One 12-ounce package Johnsonville Hot & Spicy or Original Recipe Break fast Sausage • 9 flour tortillas (6 inches), at room temperature (thicker, home-style tortillas work best) • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican blend cheese • 6 eggs • 1/2 cup milk • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro • 1/8 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon pepper • Salsa Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook sausage according to package directions; cut into small pieces and set aside. Coat muffin pan and both sides of tortillas with cooking spray. Cut tortillas into quarters. Arrange three tortilla pieces in each muffin cup, overlapping to fit. Press tortillas gently and firmly into muffin pan. (Tortillas should stick up higher than muffin cup sides.) Arrange half of the cheese in tortilla-lined muffin cups. Top with sausage and the remaining cheese. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, bell pepper, cilantro, salt and pepper. Carefully pour into cups. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until eggs are set. Serve with salsa if desired.

Breakfast Sausage Skillet with Sautèed Tomatoes and Basil Servings: 3 to 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes • 2 medium red skinned potatoes, (about 3/4 pound) cut into thin wedges • 1 small onion, sliced • 1 teaspoon rosemary, dried or fresh • 2 tablespoons olive oil • One 12-ounce package Johnsonville Original Recipe Breakfast Sausage, divided • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, (about 1 cup) • 1/3 cup shredded Gouda cheese • 2 to 4 large eggs, poached, fried or scrambled • 1/4 cup slivered fresh basil leaves • Salt and pepper to taste In bowl, combine potato wedges, onion slices, rosemary and olive oil. Toss together. In large skillet over medium heat, add potato mixture and cook for 5 minutes. Add half the sausages to pan and continue cooking another 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally to evenly brown ingredients. Add tomatoes, stir to combine and heat through allowing the tomatoes to brown slightly and burst, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with shredded Gouda cheese, and top with eggs and a sprinkling of fresh basil. Source: Johnsonville


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Practical Money Matters

Prepare now for natural disasters


Natural disasters are inevitable, unpreventable and often come without warning. No part of the world seems to be spared, whether it's a hurricane, earthquake, tornado, drought or flood. Even though such catastrophes can't always be predicted, their likely aftermaths often can, including property loss, power or water service disruption, scarcity of food and supplies or overtaxed relief organizations. Superstorm Sandy was a powerful reminder of why it's vital to develop a family disaster plan. By planning ahead and knowing what you might need under dire circumstances, you can save yourselves a lot of time, money and grief. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers great suggestions for developing a family emergency plan, building an emergency supply kit, and learning what to do before, during and after emergencies – even a plan for family pets ( Once your physical safety has been assured, you'll inevitably need to access important financial and legal records, whether to file insurance claims, apply for loans or simply withdraw cash. Taking these few steps now will make accessing such information much easier when the time comes: Create a log of all account numbers, toll-free emergency numbers, contact information and passwords for your bank and credit card accounts, loans, insurance policies, utilities and other important accounts. Update it regularly and save copies in secure, offsite locations such as a safety deposit box or with a trusted friend living in another area. You can also email the list to yourself in an encrypted, passwordprotected file, save it on a CD or USB drive, or use a cloud-based storage service like Dropbox that will let you access it from any Internet connection. Make PDF copies of tax returns, insurance policies and legal documents and save offsite in the same manner as above, in case your files or computer are destroyed by fire or

flood. Also make digital copies of invaluable family photos, documents and memorabilia that money can't replace. Document your possessions. If you should ever need to file an insurance claim or claim a tax deduction for lost, stolen or damaged property, it'll be much easier if you have an inventory of everything you own – photos or videotape are even better. A few available tools: • The IRS' Casualty, Theft and Loss Workbook (IRS Publication 584) includes a worksheet for cataloging and estimating the value of your possessions. • The Insurance Information Institute maintains a free, secure online home inventory software application that lets you access your home inventory, anywhere, anytime ( • Your insurance company's website likely contains a downloadable inventory form. Make sure you fully understand what is and isn't covered by your insurance policies for natural disasters. You may need additional coverage for damage associated with hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes and other weather conditions. Also: • Document any damage with photos or video before you start cleanup or repairs. • Keep track of expenses you incur to prevent further damage, for temporary housing or to move your possessions for safekeeping, as they may be reimbursable under your insurance claim. • Don't delay submitting your claim, since insurers often settle claims in the order filed. FEMA provides information on how you might be able to get government assistance before, during and after a disaster at Bottom line: Develop a family emergency plan now and make sure everyone knows what to do when disaster strikes. JASON ALDERMAN directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter:


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Shadow is a dream cat. He is so neat and clean you won't even know he's been in his cat box. He never has accidents. Shadow is an elder gentleman, approximately 12 to 13 years old. We have had him vet checked and he passed with flying colors. He's neutered and declawed, front paws, so he can never go outside. He is a cat who craves affection and attention and will do just about anything to get you to love him. He likes kids and adults, but he won't tolerate other cats. He is patient with dogs but thinks they are a nusiance. While I'd love to keep this old boy, keeping means I can't put other cats in his area. If you don't have any other indoor cats, please think about giving this black beauty a home for his remaining years. Cats can live to be 20 years old or more, so Shadow

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Marvelous Milo My name is Milo, I’m a 10 year young male Poodle who was saved by a Good Samaritan just in time - I was in bad shape as my previous "owner" had total disregard for my upkeep, let alone providing me with the care a family pet completely deserves. Now it is Milo's time to shine; please call his wonderful foster "mom" Carol, 661750-9850 (cell) or 661821-1771 for further details and to adopt marvelous Milo (you can also call STOP at 661-823-4100, menu #2) How about it?

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Super Foxie Foxie is a 6 1/2 pound Terrier Mix, spayed with all of her shots and micro-chipped. Foxie is house trained, crate trained, walks on a leash, and is good in the car. She gets along with her foster sisters and brothers, we don't know about cats. Foxie is 11 months old, very much a puppy, and a very special little girl. When she was found she had been attacked by something and had several puncture wounds. While treating those she came down with Parvo. Tehachapi Humane Society members stepped up and donated to help with her medical bills. After all of this she loves everyone she meets. She is now very healthy and happy and waiting for that special loving home. For more information on

• Tehachapi Humane Society - 823-0699, 21600 Golden Star, Tehachapi. Visit the THS website at • Have a Heart Humane Society Society750-2261, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Tehachapi. See adoptable dogs at • Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP)823-4100, contact@thestoppers.or g, 785 Tucker Road, Tehachapi. Visit the STOP website at • Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue- Call Zach at 9723852 or visit • Doberman Pinscher SOS-886-1721. Visit the Dobie SOS website at PET & RESCUE NEWS runs regularly in the Tehachapi News Weekender. The deadline for submissions is at noon each Wednesday for the following week’s paper. Send submissions For more information call Antony Earley, 823-6370.


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Dental health matters for pets, too • Veterinarians recommend once-a-day brushing for optimum health. If you’re time-strapped or your dog is resistant, remember, the more often you brush, the better. • Starting early is always best, as puppies can get used to brushing more easily. But even old dogs can learn new dental tricks. Start by letting your pooch taste pet toothpaste from your finger on several occasions. Then put some on their pet toothbrush to get them used to the texture. A paste with a food flavor should make the process easier. For example, SENTRY Petrodex Veterinary Strength Poultry Fresh Mint Twin Power Toothpaste has enough poultry flavor to encourage dogs to lick it up and a mint scent to freshen breath. When your pet is ready, (some dogs take days, others take weeks) gently rub your fingers on their gums and lips to get them used to the sensation. • When you’re finally

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Noteworthy ‘Hope Through Mentoring’ conference planned at CSUB The Kern County Methamphetamine Reduction Task Force is partnering with Kern County Mental Health and California State University, Bakersfield to

sponsor a conference on adult-to-youth mentoring on Saturday, April 6, on the campus of CSUB from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m “Hope Through Men-

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unable to find a local organization to connect them to mentoring opportunities. Local mentoring agencies will present awards to three people who have proven to be exceptional mentors. Continuing education credit is available for social workers, mental health providers, nurses and others. The cost of the conference is $20, and includes a continental breakfast and

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Cerro Coso launches online career search tool Cerro Coso Community College is pleased to announce that it has launched Career Coach, a free online tool that allows students and community members to explore potential careers. Career Coach can be accessed by visiting Cerro Coso’s website at and clicking on the scrolling banner ad or via the Career Center page. Through a simple keyword search students, and any visitor to the College’s website, can learn about the employment prospects of careers they want to research. The real-time information is customized to the College’s geographic region and includes detailed wage estimates and up-to-date job postings associated with any career. Users are directed to the College’s programs when searching for specific jobs. If a career doesn’t look like the right fit, individuals can search for similar jobs and see the largest skill gaps to fill to move to that career. They can also search for careers based on the college’s top training programs — or the program or major they are interested in. Career Coach includes a built-in

resume builder to help students and jobseekers quickly and efficiently put together an updated resume with key skills and job experience highlighted. “I’m very excited about this new resource that our college is providing to our students and the community, free of charge. This tool is designed to help jobseekers find good employment opportunities in the communities we serve,” stated Valerie Karnes, Dean of Career Technical Education at Cerro Coso. “The best part about Career Coach is that we worked closely with Economic Modeling Specialists Int. (EMSI) to connect all the job opportunities to our college’s training programs. So, after a jobseeker identifies a promising job opportunity, they’ll know how Cerro Coso can help them achieve their career goals,” said Karnes. Career Coach was designed to be a self-guided resource for jobseekers that requires zero staff assistance to navigate. Cerro Coso Community College and Career Coach – connecting students and jobseekers to careers.

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Large fenced lot, large Bear Valley on golf course, kitchen, 2 bdrm 1 bath, 3 bedroom, $1200/mo + $800+Dep., 661-599-0633 security, Call Rubien 822-4433 or 747-3036 Town , Condo, 2 + 1, attched gar, trash/water paid $750 Town , CozyHome, 3 + 2 1016 sf.,fireplace, fruit trees $895 English Heritage Real Estate Call Richard Jeffs 661-823-1088 Lic. 01300353 Accepting Applications for 21201 Santa Barbara Dr. 3+2, corner lot, fenced bkyrd, $1200/mo 972-6580

House for Rent, 3+2, very clean & updated, $1,150 rent + sec 661-549-6261 Need to sell unwanted items? Classified Marketplace works. Call 822-6828 to advertise. In Town 3+2 $1000+$1200 Dep Avail. 3/1 call 661-972-2198 Remodeled 3+2, $1,175+$1,200 Security credit check. 661-917-1064

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

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

SS golf course view hm 3+2 1/2, 2300 SF, 2 1/2 car gar, pets ok, $1400/mo + sec 661-203-3228 GH 3+2+ bonus rm, 1700 sq ft, on 1 acre horse prop. Cent heat & air. Super clean, new flooring & paint. $1125 + dep. 661-724-1186 or 661-202-0898 BVS, 3+2+2 Car Garage, on Valley Floor Acre With Fence $1,200mo Call 661-304-8888

Houses From $895 2, 3 & 4 bdrm throughout the Tehachapi area. Some brand new never lived in Call Pam 661-972-3061 LRS Realty & Mgmt Inc From $895 2, 3 & 4 bdrm throughout the Tehachapi area. Some brand new never lived in Call Pam 661-972-3061 LRS Realty & Mgmt Inc

Apartments Models Open Daily All new Beautifully decorated. 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm, with Washer / dryer hook ups with private yards. from just $550. 661-822-9822 Models Open Daily All new Beautifully decorated. 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm, with Washer / dryer hook ups with private yards. from just $550. 661-822-9822

3+2 , 581 Las Colinas, fenced backyard, $1025/mo 1+1, Garage,. $495mo + Dep., PART-TIME & FULL- + $1025 dep, Call 822-0565 Section 8 ok TIME OPENING POLICE call 661-706-8853 DISPATCHER $16.32 - KB Home for lease 3 bdrm+ $19.84 hourly plus excellent GH Apartment 20241 Park ofc, 3 bath, 2 car gar, benefit package for full- walking dist. to High school. Rd. 2+1, 1 car garage, $650, time employees The Bear Call 750-3160 For more info Valley Community Services Call Michael 949-683-6337 We are ready to assist you in District is accepting appliplacing your ad. Call 822-6828 cations for part-time and FREE RENTAL LIST fulltime police dispatchers available. 4 Seasons Realty. GH 2+1 fenced yard, forced for the Bear Valley Police 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT heating and A/C, newer Department. Dispatchers EHO 4 Seasons Realty unit, cul-de-sac, small pet operate two-way radios ok, $675/mo. 821-0518. patching police and district units to calls. The Bear Apartment, small Valley Police Dispatch is a Gr8 intwn. 3+2 1/2 w/fp, 2+1 Public Safety Answering fam rm, bonus rm, fncd yd, patio, near GH school, launPoint (PSAP) for 911 calls. lg shed, very neat, $1,250+ dry room on premises, new As the only PSAP in the Sec. Dep., avail 4/1/13, paint & carpet. $600/mo. Call 822-7758 Tehachapi area, Dispatch 661-821-0775 receives and determines how each call for emergency assistance is to be handled. As a part of a community policing pro20401 Brian Way, One bedroom, gram, dispatchers call elderly and sick residents to One bath $450.00 per month. check on their welfare daily. Ask for Dave 823-1529 Dispatchers also handle counter traffic at the Police department, issue vehicle stickers and provide fingerprinting for citizens. DisHOME LISTINGS patchers operate a computer tied into federal and 17250 Carlisle, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath & Office, Horse Property, state law enforcement sysSpanish Style, 2 car garage, W/D hook-ups, laundry rm, new tems, as well as operating carpet, all appliances included. $1,300/mo + security deposit. an in-house computer. Dispatchers work various shifts 23130 Marci Court, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath furnished home. including day, swing, graveFireplace hard wood floors, laundry room, NO INSIDE PETS . yard, holidays and week$1,000/mo + security deposit. ends. Shifts consist of three twelve hour shifts followed 28561 Deer Trail, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath fully furnished home, all by three twelve and one appliances included, 2 car garage, secluded location . $1,100/ eight hour shift for a two mo + security deposit. week period. Must have a valid California Driver APARTMENTS LISTINGS License; High School edu21541 Golden Hills Blvd. #A, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartment. cation; 40 wpm typing cerAttached one car garage, fenced backyard, fireplace, washer tificate; and must possess and dryer hookups. NO PETS $750.00/mo+ security deposit. or obtain within one year of Available after March 1st. employment a public safety dispatcher certificate issued 21055 Santa Barbara Dr., 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Newly by the California State renovated, well landscaped common area. Washer and Dryer Department of Justice. hookups. $625.00 per month + security deposit. Applications and a detailed job description can be 21350 Golden Hills Blvd. #D,HALF OFF FIRST MONTH RENT, picked up at the Bear Valley 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, W/D hook-ups, fenced back yard. $625/ CSD located at 28999 South mo + security deposit. Lower Valley Road, Tehachapi CA - also available at under the information tab. Contact Sandy Janzen (821-4428) for answers to any questions. EOE 20041 Valley Blvd., Ste. 1 | 661.822.5251

Mission Villa Apartments

Commercial Rentals

Apartments 2+1 GH, end unit, W/D hookup, A/C, backyard, avail. now, $675/mo, no pets, no smoke 822-3540. 2 bdrm 1 1/2 bath, garage & yard, small pet ok, $825, newer building, updated, call 661-821-0518

Warehouse w/Office Bath and Roll Up Door Great Location. 917-1064

Commercial Rentals Office Space avail., prime downtown location 150 sq ft. reasonable rate. 661-619-4594

Acreage Lots Houses For Sale and more...

1120 SF Office Space for rent on South St., restroom, $750, Call 661-822-5985

Best price in town! 1550 2 + 1 GH, Upstairs, $500 SF Industrial space dep $590/mo. Ready 3/15 W/Office, restroom, heatCoin op laun. 661-345-0307 ing & insulated, 12x12 roll up door. Tehachapi Airport 21629 Golden Star Blvd. Industrial Park $800 mo. 2+1, garage, 2 yrs old. $695 822-7625 + $695 sec. 661-549-1919 20300 #D Valley Blvd. Sell it fast in the (Corner of Santa Lucia) ProClassified Marketplace fessional building-office space approx 1000 sq ft. Golden Hills, 2 bedroom $800 mo. 4 Seasons Realty $620 + deposit. 822-RENT. EOH 626-961-4912 FREE RENTAL LIST available. 4 Seasons Realty. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT EHO 4 Seasons Realty

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280SF Office unit for rent on South St., $185, Call 661-822-5985. New homes are found every week in the classifieds... check them out DELUXE OFFICE SUITE, 900 SF, carpeted, blinds, A/C, restroom, across from City Hall, $900/mo 661-822-7625.

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

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“In a safe area where quality counts” The Orchard From $695.00 • 1-2-3-BR - Single Story • Clean, Quiet & Safe • Furn & Unfurn • Short Stay OK • Park Like Setting • Pool-Gazebo-BBQ • Friendly Staff • 6x10 Storage Available • Prompt Maintenance Phone for appointment 661-822-0858 The Meadows From $825.00 • Large 2 BR Single Story • Washer & Dryer H/ups • Gated Community • Fenced Backyard • Clean, Quiet & Safe • Friendly Staff • Beautiful Grounds • Prompt Maintenance Phone for appointment 661-825-8900 Sierra Vista From $700.00 • 2 & 3 BR Furn & Unfurn • Clean, Quiet & Safe • Short Term OK • Friendly Staff • Gated Community • Prompt Maintenance • Gazebo - BBQ • 6x10 Storage Available Phone for appointment 661-822-6266

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GH, 2+1, open and spacious, w/d hookups, garage......................$675 GH, 1+1, fireplace, fridge, stove, large walk-in closet.....................$475 TOWN, 2+1, duplex, fenced yard, garage...............................$635 TOWN, 2+1, New paint & carpet, tile, garage........................$595 TIRED OF DEALING WITH YOUR RENTAL? 4 SEASONS REALTY, A PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., IS IN NEED OF MORE HOUSES TO RENT. WE DO ALL THE WORK WHILE YOU RELAX. CALL 822-3968.




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765 Tucker Road

27750 Stallion Springs Dr.

Dusty Bowler


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

A MUST SEE! Beautiful 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

$175,000 #9964370

U CED RE D FANTASTIC LOCATION! Beautifully renovated 3BR/2.5BA home on the 6th Fairway of Oak Tree Golf Course across from 4-Island Lake. Awesome views and gorgeous setting LR w/ fireplace, Formal DR. on natural gas & sewer. Now: $295,000 #9965552






TOO LATE… Distinguished Hacienda-style 3BR/2.75BA, apprx 2,249 sq.ft. home offering mature landscaping for privacy, upgraded & lovingly maintained over the years. Fenced w/ metal security gate. Lg red barn & shed. $345,000 #9965819 CALL US TO SEE OTHER WONDERFUL ‘COUNTY’ PROPERTIES!



1,639 sq.ft. in the Lancaster Estate Mobile Home Park. Community Pool , Fitness room, Clubhouse and Tennis Courts. Vaulted Ceilings, Stone Fireplace in Living Room. Dining Room with Oak Built in hutch & Large kitchen with island. Wow! $28,000 #9965500

two lots for approx 4.95 acres, this 3BR/2BA Manufactured home offers apprx. 1,560 sq.ft . Recently updated w/ dual pane windows & fresh paint inside & out. Solar panels, storage shed, 2 private wells + storage tank & great views! $170,000 #9965998

20817 CREST DR.


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

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 COME SEE! 10AM-1PM




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

LOVELY 3BR/1BA home with nearly 1,300

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

SWEET DEAL! 2BR/1BA home, apprx 1,116 sq.ft on a corner lot in Tehachapi City. Recently remodeled with newer sinks, faucets, wall heater, flooring, water heater, range. Bonus room could be used as a family room or bedroom since it has a closet. Very clean. Come see! $97,000 #9965702

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




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1,344 sq.ft., doublewide manufactured home on 2.5 extremely useable acres. Extremely clean, large open rooms, lushly landscaped creating very private outdoor patio & beautiful views and plenty of space for horses, gardening, & /or play. $94,500 #9964990



GREAT LOCATION! Affordable horse property located close to town & lots of room to roam! Needs TLC. 3BR/1.75BA home, approx 1,559 sq.ft and sits proudly on 1.6 flat usable acres. Doublesided fireplace from dining room to the LG living room. Lots of inside storage. Also on Natural Gas! $170,000 #9966046 COME SEE! 10AM-1PM

U CED RE D COUNTRY RETREAT Nestled in the hills on


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



20721 WHITE ST.

TOO LATE! Great 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,966


BEAUTIFUL, UPGRADED HOME in West Golden Hills, on over an acre with awesome views & on natural gas! 3BR/ 2BA,apprx 1,844 sq.ft, beautiful mahogany interior doors throughout, F/P in GT RM & newer HVAC. $225,000 #9965701 CALL US TO




WONDERFUL! You’ll love this home on a large, all level lot, apprx. 1,743 sq.ft, many upgrades, and a bonus room! 3 bedroom 2 bath, newer carpet, flooring, paint, kitchen, and RV Parking. Lovely trees, too! $144,500 #9965611


sq.ft. in move in condition & features a large detached approx. 2000 SQ.FT garage / workshop.Fairly level horse property. This is a must see. $300,000

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

U CED RE D 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: $187,000 #9965299

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

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!

NE W U CED RE D 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! $162,900 #9965888 GOLDEN HILLS

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825 Aspen: Convenient city location 3BR/2BA, recently remodeled, updated home. Don’t miss this one! $850 per month + $850 sec. deposit 1016 Canyon Drive West: Newer home located in Orchard Glen. Nice spacious floor plan with good sized kitchen and rooms. The back yard has a large patio great for entertaining. Enjoy the great amenities living close to town. Call to schedule an appointment to preview. $1,350 per month + $1,350 sec. deposit


1.75BA in apprx. 2,080 sq.ft. Upgraded electrical, plumbing, pantry added, upgraded kitchen, counters.. Still some finishing is needed, but SO much potential! Hurry! Owner May Carry. $149,500 #9965032


WELCOME HOME! 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

21276 White Pine #77: Gated community golden hills 3 bedroom, 2 bath mfg home, large kitchen, large living room and fireplace $850 per month + $1,275 sec. deposit


VERY CHARMING … 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,496

office, apprx. 2,640 square foot home sitting atop the hill with incredible views, tons of elbow room, island kitchen & high ceilings throughout. On private water company, NO HOA, bring the horses and enjoy the quiet! $95,000 #9965665

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

21140 Golden Hills Blvd.: Nice two bedroom…….and two bath apartment in Golden Hills. Close to schools, shopping and freeway. Third room can be used as a third bedroom. $750 per month + $750 sec deposit 21600 Loop St.: Convenience! 3BR/2BA apartment in Golden Hills. Apprx. 933 sq.ft. Located in a newer building. Close to town and freeway. $725 per month + $725 sec deposit

SO NICE! Here’s a great 3BR/2.5BA, apprx 1,904 sq.ft. home on a large corner lot. Quality upgrades throughout. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet and cable. Spacious interior includes a large open kitchen w/ granite counters, LG dining area, living room, fully fenced rear yard and large covered patio. $219,900 #9966014


5BR/2BA home ...New roof, flooring, countertops, fixtures, cabinets, etc. Great granite kitchen and baths, lovely inground POOL all near the Stallion Springs Horsethief Golf Course! Great views, super lg front yard and even a separate garage for your golf cart! A must see! $224,900 #9965329

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