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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.

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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

Sagebrush Cafe • Lancaster Live music first Friday of each month. 42104 50th St. West, KC Steakhouse • Bakersfield 2525 “F” St. 322-9910, • Jimmy Gaines, pianist: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. • Jimmy Gaines, pianist; Mike Hall, guitarist; Bobby O, drummer; Glenda Robles, vocalist. Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. 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 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: • St. Paddy’s Day Celebration, Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m. • Dave Stamey Cowboy entertainer, two shows, Mar. 24, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. • Claude Bourbon Medieval & Spanish blues, finger-picking guitar & song, Mar. 29, 7 p.m. • Dana Hubbard Blues, Folk, Americana, April 6, 7 p.m. • Bruce Molsky April 19, 7 p.m., Old

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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. See MORE • Page 6

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Artists who have donated work to be given away during the opening reception for the Bear Valley Springs Cultural Art Association’s Spring Art Show include, above, Sonja Bronson, and, at right, Maryann Moore. ON THE COVER: Artist Kathleen Levenson, whose work will be featured in the upcoming Spring Art Show of the Bear Valley Cultural Art Association.

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Mark your calendars for March 23-31. The Spring Art Show of the Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association is a do-not-miss occasion. The opening reception is Saturday, March 23 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Oak Tree Country Club in Bear Valley Springs. The reception is free for members. A $10 donation is required for non-mem-


Work of the late Arnold Given will be featured in the Spring Art Show.

bers, and $5 for children under 12. This is a great occasion to view the art and visit the artists. The show continues to run throughout the week with docents on location all week to help if you wish to purchase art or if you have any questions. It’s wonderful to view the art at a leisurely pace. Tickets are on sale now and will be available through the end of March for the door prizes includ-


Painter Debi Hartman, known as Sparks, is among artists whose work will be given as prizes in the art show raffle.

ing five pieces of art donated by various artists. Be there for the raffle drawing at 5:45 p.m. on March 23. Also, a $50 discount will be awarded for any artwork for sale in the art show. You must be present to win that particular prize. The drawing will be at 5 p.m. on March 23. For the drawing, choices of prizes will be made in order of the names drawn. If you cannot be available for the drawing, make sure to note your choice on your ticket stub your choice of prize in order by number. Drawing prizes are as follows: #1 is a photograph by Sonja Bronson. #2 is a wood carving by Arnold Given. #3 is a watercolor by Kathleen Levenson. #4 is a pencil drawing by Maryann Moore #5 is an oil by Sparks. If you do not live in Bear Valley and wish to attend, call Tina Dille at 821-1262 before 11 a.m. on March 23 for a gate pass. Featured artist of the week This week’s featured artist, pictured here (on page 5) and on the cover, is local artist Kathleen LevSee BVS • Page 5


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Tehachapi celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day at the library Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with incredible live music at the Tehachapi branch of the Kern County Library on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. There is no charge for the event.

We’ll All Be Irish at Fiddlers Crossing What would St. Patrick’s Day be without Irish music? On Sunday, March 17, at 3:00 p.m., Fiddlers Crossing will party like it’s A.D. 386 – well, actually, maybe some centuries later than the year of St. Paddy’s birth. There will be no snakes. Instead, there will be plenty of Irish tunes and songs played on fiddle, cello,

harp, guitar and other instruments by local musicians. Some of the members of Paint a Rose and Will James, two popular bands that used to play Celtic music locally, will join together in what they are calling for this occasion, “Wilted Rose,” to play tunes and songs from the gig books of both bands. The players will include Jim O’Davis, “Wee Davy” O’Gamble, Gobnit Ni Flaithimhin (aka Debby Hand), Dave O’Brown and Rick O’Morgan. They will be joined on some tunes by fiddler Arnon O’Hurwitz. Russell and Lindsay O’Carlson will also be on hand for some Irish harp tunes, and Susie O’Hastings will open the program with Irish tunes on her hammered dulcimer. Wear your green, bring your voices and come join the party! Tickets are $10, available at Mountain Music, next to the venue, and at the Apple Shed. Fiddlers Crossing is at 206 East F Street, in Downtown Tehachapi at Robinson Street. As always, coffee and goodies are included in the ticket price. A $1 fee is

added to each ticket paid by credit card, which can be used at Mountain Music or over the phone by calling 661-822-1753.

Community Congregational Church The Tehachapi Community Congregational Church will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17, at noon, immediately following worship service that begins at 10:30 a.m. The community is invited to join this event, which will be held in the Friendship Hall and consists of entertainment with bagpipes, Irish songs and stories, and a lunch of corned beef with all the trimmings, all for a small donation. The Tehachapi Community Congregational Church is located at the corner of Green and “E” Streets. All are welcome to attend and volunteers for entertainment are accpeted. Please call Jim or Linda at 821-0493 or the church office at 8224443 to make reservations for the meal or for more information.

Dr. Terry Warsaw is a Doctor who still practices the

Old Fashioned Way HE spends time with patients in a non-rushed manner HE usually sees patients promptly when they need to be seen and usually stays after hours when necessary. HE (the Physician) sees you for your medical needs, rather than a Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.

HE is concerned and gets to know his patients.

HE has shown commitment to the community by being here for 29 years.

HE practices with a genuinely caring staff who believe in service. HE practices alongside Registered Nurses rather than alongside lesser qualified assistants.

❦ Born and raised in L.A. basin ❦ Governor’s Scholar (top 1% of high school class)

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Artist Kathleen Levonson at work in her studio. See more artist profiles in next week’s edition.

HE practices in pleasant surroundings. HE is highly principled and highly qualified.

Terry J. Warsaw, M.D.

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and acrylics come to life in a vivid display of color and animation. Her love of art began when she was in kindergarten. She graduated from Antelope Valley College, majoring in art.  Levenson works mainly in acrylics and watercolors and has taken lessons from a couple of the local artists, but mostly works on her own and has developed her own unique style of painting. She has been active in art community in the Tehachapi area for many years and has been managing  the Bear Valley Springs Cultureal Arts Association annual art show. Her work has been on display at various establishments throughout the Tehachapi area.

HE respects patients’ attitudes and philosophies regarding their care. HE prefers to please you, the patient.

❦ Regent’s Scholar – most prestigious University of ❦ scholarship California

Capturing images of local flavor and everyday scenes in the Tehachapi mountains and valleys, Levenson’s watercolors

HE freely refers to highly qualified specialists (the same ones the doctor would want to see if he were ill).

HE explains things in clear, understandable English.

BVS art show starts March 23 enson. Levenson enjoys painting scenes of her immediate surroundings.

HE is genuinely concerned about your costs in heath care and has your interests in mind.

❦ Medical School – University of California at Davis

❦ 1st Residency – 4 years at U.S.C. – L.A. County General Hospital (Clinical and Anatomical Pathology) Board Certified ❦ 2nd Residency – 3 years at U.S.C. – Affiliated Huntington Hospital, Pasadena (Internal Medicine) ❦ Practice in Tehachapi, 1983 to present ❦ Married with 3 children

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• 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, 5 to 8 p.m. • Karaoke with KJ Hannah Fridays, 7 p.m. to Closing.

Performances The Good, The Bad and The Funny • Bakersfield Now through - Mar.

16, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or Beekay Theatre • Tehachapi 110 S. Green St. Ticket and info: • Tenants, March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30; 7:30 p.m. Matinees: March 24, 31; 2 p.m. • Princess and The Pea, April 19, 20, 26, 27, May 3, 4; 7 p.m. Matinees: April 21, 28, May 5; 2 p.m. • Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd, June 14, 15, 21, 28, 29; 7:30 p.m. Matinees June 23, 30; 2 p.m.

• Marley: April 19 • Polisse: April 5 • The Skin I Live In: May 3 • Nobody Else but You: May 10 • Primus 3D: May 29 8 p.m. 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

• 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. Art Classes: • Pottery Painting 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.

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,


Gloria Moore and her students hold up thier finished clay pots

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

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


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,

The Fox Theater • Bakersfield: 2001 H. St. Tickets: Shows 7:30 p.m, unless noted otherwise. • Aftershock Mar. 22

Hands-on 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.

Yvonne Hark of the Mud Hut. Saturday, March 16, 1 to 4 p.m. • Create a Hollow Fine Silver Focal Bead with Leila Kleiman. Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m. to 1 pm. • Create a Goddess from earth based clay with Susanna Monette. Wednesday, March 20, 1 to 4 p.m. • Trash to TreasuresPaper Mache with

Bakersfield Art Association • Bakersfield 1817 Eye St.,, 869-2320 (unless otherwise noted) • Very beginning acrylic painting; Saturdays, 1 - 4 p.m., 2053488, • Beginning drawing and watercolor for highschool students and adults; First and Third Mondays, 6 - 8 p.m., 330-2676 • Beginning oil painting Fridays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., 399-3707 • Composition Mondays, 2 - 5 pm., must call first: 333-4488 • Pencil lovers group See MORE • Page 7


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Second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 9 a.m. - noon., 760-376-6604, • Fun with watercolorpen & ink Every Wednesday 9:30a.m. 12:30 p.m. 872-2332 • Framing clinic Every Wednesday, 1 - 4 p.m., 205-3488 • Color Without Your Palette! for All Mediums- with Phyllis Oliver, beginning and intermediate levels. • Figure Drawing Group with Charlotte White, meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, from 6-8 pm. Pre-register 330-2676 (evenings only) or Charlotte_l_white@yaho • Experimental Watercolor Studio with Phyllis Oliver, meets on 3rd Monday of the month, 9 a.m.-noon. Pre-register 661-348-4717 or Museum of Art & History • Lancaster 665 W. Lancaster Blvd., www.cityoflancasterca.o rg/recreation., 723-6077 (unless otherwise noted) • Open studio Explore new mediums. Saturdays, March 2- 23, 1 - 5 p.m. • Potter’s wheel Saturdays, March 2 - 23, 3 4:30 p.m. D’s Ceramics, at Lancaster Market Place, 2330 Mall Loop Dr., Lancaster. • Fundamentals of acrylic painting Sundays, Mar. 3 - April 7, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Family photography Tuesdays, March 12 April 2, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

friendly stories suitable for children ages 3-5. • Personal Computer Coach: Wednesdays, 11 am – 1 pm. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call to reserve 30-minute 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. 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...

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Events Antelope Valley Home Show • Lancaster Mar. 22 - 24. Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H. Boat, RV & Outdoor Living Show • Bakersfield April 5 -7. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 1-800-725-0793,

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.

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 760-375-8202 for information.

Maturango Museum • Ridgecrest 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information: 760-375-6900 Email: matmus6@maturnago.o rg. • Linda Fillhart March

Kern River Whitewater Festival • Kernville April 20- 21, begins at 10 a.m. Riverside Park, Kern River Council, 818-3403083,

Exhibitions 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. Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) • Lancaster 665 West Lancaster Blvd. 7236250, (Call for current schedule.)


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Dave Stamey to perform at Fiddlers Crossing


Cowboy entertainer Dave Stamey will perform two concerts, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., on March 24, at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 East “F” St. Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called Dave Stamey “the Charley Russell of Western Music.” Western Horseman Magazine has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time. In 2010 True West Magazine named him Best Living Western Solo Musician. Cowboy entertainer Dave Stamey has made several trips to

Tehachapi. He played to a sold-out crowd in Fiddler's Crossing last year, and with ticket sales again brisk this year, he will play two concerts on Sunday, March 24. A matinee will begin and 3 p.m., and an evening show at 7:30 p.m. Doors open one-half hour before each show. Stamey is one of the most popular singersongwriters on the cowboy circuit today. Before

becoming a full-time musician, he has been a cowboy, a mule packer, and a dude wrangler. As a singer, he has been voted three times the Entertainer of the Year and Male Performer of the Year by the Western Music Association received the Will Roger Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He has delighted audiences in 20 states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. Tickets $20 and are available at Mountain Music, next to the venue, and at the Apple Shed. A $1 fee is added to each ticket paid by credit card, which can be used at Mountain Music or over the phone by calling 661-822-1753. Fiddler's Crossing is at 206 E. “F” St., in Downtown Tehachapi at Robinson St. As always, coffee and goodies are included in the ticket price.

’Tenants’ opens March 15 Tom Misuraca's "Tenants" opens Friday night at the Beekay Theatre with performances every weekend through March 31. According to Ruthanne Jennings of the Tehachapi Community Theatre, the show is ready to go with a set that has a welcoming, warm feel to it, as that of a home. Van Roberts once again has given the Tehachapi Community Theatre another great set for the actors to blend their characters on with ease, she said. Director Tom Misuraca and 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. Michael Gruett plays Arlo Cuthbirt, the apartment manager, and Monica Nadon plays Desdemona Christmas, a long lost soap opera star who chronically confuses her past character with the reality of today. The cast also includes Ashley Rasmussen, Garret Lawrence, Heather Ringle, Rick Gould and Spencer James. "Tenants" will be at the Beekay Theatre, 110 South Green St. on 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 and Picture Perfect & Stamp. Tickets may also be purchased online at tcton- 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 and online are sold out. This play is rated PG-13.


Pictured here are Michael Gruett and Monica Nadon rehearsing at the BeeKay theatre their performance in "Tenants" opening March 15.


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Health & Fitness Ask the Doctor

Men can also get urinary tract infections BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. CONTRIBUTING WRITER

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Everything I read about urinary tract infections deals with women, including what you write. I am a 35-year-old man, and I just had a week of antibiotics for a urinary tract infection. Why is there this bias in dealing with female urinary infections over male infections? -- J.F. ANSWER: The urinary tract infection we're talking about is bladder infection, cystitis (sisTIE-tiss). Both men and women come down with bladder infections, but the number of women who develop such an infection is far, far larger than is the number of

men -- 30 times the number of men. The main reason for this is an anatomical one. The female urethra, the tube that empties the bladder, is much shorter than the male urethra. That allows bacteria to make their way into the female bladder with relative ease. Furthermore, sexual relations force bacteria into the female urethra, something that doesn't happen in men. People describe cystitis as a burning pain when passing urine. The infection makes a person

want to empty the bladder frequently, and it's a task that has to be taken care of quickly. At older ages, men develop almost as many bladder infections as do women. That's because of prostate enlargement. An enlarged prostate gland makes complete emptying of the bladder impossible. Urine stagnates there and sets up an environment that favors bacterial growth. Don't feel left out because you have had only one bladder infection. Recurrent bladder infections are truly unusual for men. If a man were to develop one bladder infection after another, then his doctor would have to look for

conditions that lead to repeated infections. Diabetes is one. So is Crohn's disease, an inflammation of the digestive tract. The inflammation fosters the development of a tunnel between the bladder and the inflamed area of the tract. Bacteria have free access to the bladder. These are only two examples of why cystitis recurs in few men. The booklet on urinary tract infections explains this common malady in detail and its treatment. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 1204W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6

Let’s Talk Mental Health

Juvenile injustice: a societal crisis BY OSCAR WRIGHT, PH.D. CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The crisis is devastating and undeniable: An invisible population of youth lingering between the juvenile justice and mental health systems with unprecedented unmet needs. Current studies increasingly validate the fact that 65 percent to 70 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system meet criteria for a diagnosable mental health disorder. According to recent studies, the majority of these youth have multiple diagnoses. Many families and children who seek our help and guidance embrace the principles of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice: • Community-based and culturally-sensitive mental health services should be accessible to all youth and families in need. • Young offenders with mental health problems should receive appropriate and adequate services in the juvenile court system. • Families should never have to surrender innocent children to the juvenile court system just to get mental health treatment. As the mental health crisis escalates in communities across California, fundamental questions are being asked such as: • How many mentally ill children are in the juvenile justice system? • How many entered that system because they could not get

help earlier? • What kind of mental health care do they get once in the system? • How many of them would have ended up in juvenile justice despite receiving adequate attention from other agencies? As the answers to these questions begin to trickle in, we are informed by recent studies made available through the Coalition that: • 36 percent of respondents to a national survey said their children were in the juvenile court system because mental health services outside of the system were unavailable to them. • 23 percent of respondents to a national survey were told that they would have to relinquish custody of their children to get needed mental health services. • 20 percent of respondents to a national survey said that they relinquished custody of their children to get needed mental health services. • Among youth that receive structured, meaningful, and sensitive mental health treatment, recidivism rates are 25 percent lower than those among untreated control groups. • The most successful mental health programs—those that treat

young offenders in their families and communities—reduce recidivism up to 80 percent. • Roughly two-thirds of all dollars spent on the juvenile court system go to housing delinquent and mentally ill youth in costly lockups that provide little more than warehousing. While at different times, a single agency may have primary responsibility, these youths are the community’s responsibility and all responses developed for them should be collaborative in nature, reflecting the input and involvement of the mental health, juvenile justice and other systems. United Advocates for Children and Families was awarded funds by the Zellerbach Family Foundation to develop a training course specifically for families and youth to provide information allowing them to navigate the two systems. Best practices and greater collaboration between the two systems and the community-at-large must be established with a sense of urgency. To do anything less would be ‘juvenile injustice’ at its worse. I'd like to hear from readers. Send your comments to OSCAR WRIGHT, PH.D, is the CEO of United Advocates for Children and Families (UACF), a statewide nonprofit that provides support to parent, families, children and youth experiencing mental illness.

Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I take Coumadin because of atrial fibrillation. I've taken it for 13 years. Never in all those years has anyone, doctor or nurse, told me not to eat lettuce or other salad greens. My cousin just did. She wasn't sure why, but she said those foods mess up Coumadin. I have regular blood tests. None has shown that my Coumadin level needs adjusting. What is this green vegetable taboo? -- M.O. ANSWER: Coumadin thins blood (prevents clots from forming) by decreasing the production of vitamin K. Green,

leafy vegetables -spinach, lettuce, Brussels sprouts -- are a rich source of vitamin K. If a person on Coumadin splurges on these vegetables, he or she could block the action of Coumadin. You have gone 13 years taking it. Your blood tests have shown that your diet is not affecting Coumadin's action. You can eat whatever you wish. 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

Diabetes and Eyes: Your vision is talking to you Diabetes is a serious disease that can affect many aspects of the body -- the heart and kidneys, blood circulation and even the eyes. In fact, diabetic eye disease increased in prevalence by 89 percent between 2000 and 2010 and is a leading cause of blindness among American adults. Despite this, vision care is often overlooked by people with diabetes as they work to manage the many other health problems the disease can cause. According to a survey by the American Optometric Association, 55 percent of people are unaware that diabetic eye disease often has no visual signs or symptoms. Additionally, 44 percent of Americans don't know that a person with diabetes should have a comprehensive eye exam once a year, including a retina (dilated) eye exam. Yet, these exams are the only way to diagnose serious eye diseases associated with diabetes at its early stage. Regular retina eye exams are critical for early detection and treatment of these progressive eye diseases that often begin without warning. The longer a person has diabetes, the higher their

risk for eye disease. Over time, diabetes may cause damage to the blood vessels in the back of the eye, known as diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to diabetic macular edema (DME). DME occurs when the damaged blood vessels leak fluid and cause swelling. Although symptoms are not always present, this swelling can cause blurred vision, double vision and patches in vision, which may appear as small black dots or lines "floating" across the front of the eye. Approximately 26 million Americans have diabetes and may be at risk for DME. More than 560,000 Americans have DME. Yet, approximately 55 percent are unaware that they have the disease. African Americans and Hispanics over the age of 40 are also at a higher risk for DME. Prevent Vision Loss • Getting an annual retina eye exam is the best way to help detect changes in vision • Don't wait -- make an appointment with a retina specialist today • For more information about DME and tips for healthy vision, visit Source: NEWSUSA


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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.

Cycling Events 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-

373-3530 Tai Chi • California City Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:45 a.m. 10350 Heather Ave. 760-3733530 Silver & Strong • Tehachapi Classes will be ongoing on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Classes are $40 a month or $7 per class. Classes are held and sign ups available at the Tehachapi Parks and Rec office, 490 W. “D” St. or call 822-3228. Pilates • Tehachapi will be held ongoing on Thursdays, beginning March 14 at 5 p.m. 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: 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


The Bakersfield Condors take on the Utah Grizzlies today at the Robobank Arena. Pictured are the Condors in action, crashing the net against the Stockton Thunder. 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

Self Defense Women’s Self-Defense exercise class • Lancaster Saturdays, Jan. 5 - March 23, 9 - 10 a.m. The Academy of Style, 661 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6077, Youth self-defense • Lancaster Course held Fridays from Jan. 25 March 29. New students ages, 4 -7, 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.; new students ages 8 - 18, 5:15 - 5:55 p.m. Yellow belt ages 4 - 18, 6 - 6:40 p.m.; Orange belt, ages 6 - 18, 6:45 - 7:25 p.m. 44933 Fern Ave. 723-6077, cityoflancast-

Springs Dr.


For more information call 821-1989.

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: 8081.html#schedule Super Chevy Show • Famoso May 31 - June 2. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-2210,

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

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, creation. 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,

Activities The 11th Annual Golf Classic• Bakersfield at Bakersfield Country Club on Friday, March 15. The Vernon Valenzuela “Commit to Life” golf tournament • Rio Bravo Country Club o April 15. Proceeds go to Kern

County high school seniors to buy caps, gowns, class rings, and yearbooks, who could otherwise not afford them. For player information and registration forms visit or call 661368-5756.

Spectator Events Condors vs. Utah Grizzlies on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m., at the Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets online at Condors vs. Las Vegas Wranglers on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m., at the Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets online at Condors vs. San Francisco Bulls on Sunday March 24 at 5 p.m., at the Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets online at Condors vs. San Francisco Bulls on Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m., at the Robobank Arena, 1001 Truxton Ave. Tickets online at TO SUBMIT LISTINGS send by email to: or call 823-6360.


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Lang’s Whim Wham exhibit continues through May 5 BY LINDA LOVENDAHL CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery (now known as Lancaster Museum of Art and History or MOAH) is a great destination and what better time to visit than during a show of the work of internationally celebrated minimalist artist Gary Lang. Born in Los Angeles, Lang earned his MFA from Yale University in 1974 and has enjoyed a vibrant career with exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, United Nations Plaza in New York along with numerous gallery shows in Los Angeles, New York, Japan, Austria, France, The Netherlands and Spain, to name a few. His formal vocabulary of minimalist geometries, surface tension, color saturation, energetic rhythm, and the basic element of the line is strikingly sensuous while calmly meditative. The exhibition openthis week with a public reception on Saturday, March 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and continues through May 5. MOAH was officially dedicated on January 18, 1986, at the Sierra Highway location. The museum's metamorphosis continued as construction began on the new building with a historic groundbreaking on Feb. 23, 2010. Located on the corner of Lancaster BLVD and Ehrlich Avenue, the new Lan-

Minimalist Gary Lang’s artwork will be on display at the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery (MOAH) now through May 5. This exhibition opens with with a public reception on Saturday, March 16, from 4 pm - 6 pm. caster Museum of Art and History provides additional space for expanded programs and exhibitions, updated architecture, and a central location on The BLVD. It officially opened on May 5, 2012. MOAH houses a collection of postwar period and contemporary art in the areas of painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, photography, film, installations and new media. The museum also houses a collection of art pertaining to the Antelope Valley region. This art was created by artists that lived in, worked in or were inspired to create by the region. Rotating art exhibitions focus on contemporary artists, as well as the art

housed within the current collection. In addition, the museum has a vast collection of Native American, historic artifacts and geologic specimens pertaining primarily to the Antelope Valley and its surrounding areas. Many of these items will be on permanent display within the museum, while others make up some of the history themed rotating exhibits showcased throughout the year. For more information go to MOAH is located at 665 West Lancaster Blvd. Phone (661) 723-6250. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed Mondays and holidays, July 1 July 19 and September 27 - 29 (Streets of Lancaster) Free Admission. Suggested donation only.

Conveniently located in the Antelope Valley, MOAH is at 665 West Lancaster Blvd.

Fish and Wildlife

Can you clarify when fishing boat limits apply? Q&As from the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: I heard this question asked on the radio last season while fishing for salmon in Monterey. The answers from mostly experienced and knowledgeable anglers were mixed. No one seemed to be certain. So here's the situation: Two anglers, both legally licensed, one rod trolling per angler, barbless hooks, one lure per line. The anglers take turns hooking up and fighting the fish. Soon they have three legal salmon on the boat. One angler has a limit, and the other angler needs one more and wants to catch his own. The question: Can the two anglers continue trolling with the two rods out? My reading of the

ocean regs is yes, they can, because there is nothing in the regs saying the angler with a limit must stop fishing while the boat/ anglers are not over limit. If the next one to hook a fish was to fill the boat limit, then the angler with the limit would not be able to even touch the rod. However, since catch and release fishing is not prohibited, both can continue to fish until the last fish is netted. Do you agree? (Dave R.) Answer: Yes, boat limits apply. Boat limit: When two or more persons that are licensed or otherwise authorized to sport fish in ocean waters off California or in the San Francisco Bay District … are angling for finfish aboard a vessel in these waters, fishing by

all authorized persons aboard may continue until boat limits of finfish are taken and possessed aboard the vessel (California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 14, section 27.60 (c )). How to become a Hunter Ed Instructor (HEI)? Question: If I am fishing with both flat and rigid types of hoop nets in one set, do I need to fill out two lines on my lobster report card (e.g. one line with a gear code for flat and one line for the non folding type?) (Dixon C.) Answer: Yes. According to California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Environmental Scientist Travis Buck, instruction 2 on the lobster report card says "make a separate entry for each location fished and each type of gear used." You'll see under gear codes that flat hoop nets are gear #1 and

rigid hoop nets are gear #2. So create separate lines for each type of net, and record the corresponding number of lobsters retained for each type of net. Thank you for paying attention to this detail! Also, hunters and anglers are now being offered the ability to report harvest data online at: This means you will be able to enter your 2012 lobster report card data online beginning Jan. 1, 2013. Remember that report card information is due by Jan. 31. Thanks and good luck lobster fishing. Importing USDA processed black bear meat? Question:How can I sign up to become a Hunter Education Instructor? Answer: Applicants must meet the following

requirements: • Be at least 18 years of age • Successfully complete the hunter education course prior to submitting an application • No felony convictions • Completed a course of study prior to taking a supervised examination covering the basic topics of hunter education The testing process to become a certified instructor takes about two hours and applicants must score a minimum of 80 percent. After passing the exam, the volunteer will take an oath and work with an experienced instructor before leading their own class. To retain current HEI certification, an instructor must teach one class per year and attend one conference. More information on the requirements can be found at d, or speak with one of our wildlife officers at

the upcoming Fred Hall Shows in either Long Beach or Del Mar. Lobster report card for two different types of traps Question: Can I bring USDA processed black bear meat into California from Colorado and Nevada from USDA plants to sell here locally? (Anshu P.) Answer: No, California Fish and Game law prohibits the sale of the pieces or parts of any bear in California, and it makes no difference if the item was a bear that was killed in California or in another state and imported into the state. (See Fish and Game Code, section 4758.) 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


(Family Features) It takes a lot of energy to keep up with today's busy lifestyle. Between juggling work, family, friends and activities, people are often looking for something to help them keep going. Many are turning to nutritious, plant-based sources of protein, such as peanuts, to help provide long-lasting energy throughout the day. "By adding peanuts it is easy to make a proteinboosting smoothie, energy-rich waffles, better-foryou burgers, and crunchy kale chips without a lot of salt," says Jennifer Iserloh, chef and certified health coach. "This Peanut Teriyaki Turkey Burger has more ingredients than you would normally expect when building your burger, but the payoff is huge. This meal is a source of vitamins E and A, folate and plenty of heart-healthy compounds that you get from superfoods like peanuts." For more nutrition information and delicious ways to stay energized, visit With 7 grams per serving, peanuts have more energy-boosting protein than any nut. This, along with their more than 30 essential vitamins and nutrients, makes peanuts a superfood.

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• 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce • Cooking spray • 4 large romaine lettuce leaves or 1 cup packed baby spinach leaves • 1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced • 4 5-inch whole wheat pitas Place spinach and garlic in a food processor. Process until spinach is finely chopped. Add mayonnaise, lemon zest and lemon juice; blend again to smooth. Transfer to container and clean food processor bowl. Preheat oven to 400F. Place peanuts in food processor and pulse until they are finely chopped. Add mushrooms and pulse again 10 to 15 times until finely chopped. Add turkey meat and teriyaki sauce, and pulse until just combined; mixture should be sticky and moist. Form into four equal patties, and place on plate or waxed paper. Heat large skillet over medium high heat. Pull skillet off heat and coat with cooking spray. Add burgers and place back on heat. Cook without moving for 4 minutes until a golden crust forms. Spray tops of burgers with a thin layer of cooking spray and flip. Cook four minutes more then slide skillet with burgers into oven. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until burgers are cooked through and no longer moist in the center. Set aside. Layer one romaine lettuce leaf or 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves into each pita along with a few slices of avocado. Spoon in two tablespoons mayonnaise mixture. Slide burger in and serve immediately. Use toothpick to hold pita together, if needed.

Peanut and Cherry "Sundae" Smoothie Serves 2 • 1 cup frozen cherries • 1 cup reduced-fat, plain Greek yogurt • 1 cup fresh, prewashed baby spinach leaves, packed • 1 cup skim milk • 1/4 cup unsalted, dry roasted peanuts • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract • 4 ice cubes Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Peanut Berry Waffles

Peanut Teriyaki Turkey Burgers Serves 4 • 2 cups baby spinach • 1 clove garlic, quartered • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise • Zest of 1 lemon • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • 1/2 cup unsalted, dry roasted peanuts • 1 8-ounce container mushrooms, such as button and cremini • 1/2 pound ground turkey breast meat

Serves 4, makes 8 waffles • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour • 1 cup peanut flour • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar • 1 tablespoon baking powder • 4 egg whites • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 2 cups skim milk • 1/2 cup unsalted, dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped • Cooking spray • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Place flours in large bowl along with sugar and baking powder. Mix well and set aside. Place egg whites in large bowl along with salt. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites on high about 1 minute until fluffy and cling to bowl. Add milk and peanuts to bowl with flour mixture. Using wire whisk, whisk flour mixture into milk until just combined; there will be small lumps. Fold in 1/2 cup egg whites, using rubber spatula, until well combined. Gently fold in remaining egg whites until just combined; batter should be light and fluffy.

Coat inside of waffle iron with cooking spray. Place a heaping 1/2 cup mixture onto waffle iron, spreading it out slightly with rubber spatula. Top with 2 tablespoons blueberries and close the lid. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until waffle is cooked through but still soft to the touch. Transfer to plate. Repeat with remaining batter. Cool waffles completely before storing in an airtight container on the countertop for 3 days. To freeze, transfer cool waffles to large zipper lock bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

Crispy Peanut Kale Chips Serves 4 • one 10-ounce bunch curly kale, stems trimmed • Cooking spray • 1/2 cup unsalted, dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped • 1/4 cup ground flax seed, golden or brown • 1/2 teaspoon low sodium jalapeÒo or chipotle seasoning or 1/4 teaspoon salt • 2 egg whites Preheat oven to 400F. Rinse kale under cold water. Dry well with paper towels or dry dish towel. Coat two baking sheets with cooking spray.Place peanuts, ground flax and seasoning or salt on sheet of wax paper. Mix with your fingertips.Place egg whites in large bowl and whisk until foamy with a wire whisk, about 10 seconds. Dip edges of kale leaves into egg then press into peanut mixture. Transfer kale leaves to baking sheets; spread out so leaves aren't touching. Coat tops of leaves with a layer of cooking spray. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until leaves crisp and peanuts are golden. Cool 1 minute before serving. Source: National Peanut Board


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Practical Money Matters


Congress could well debate the debt ceiling, tax reform and other important economic issues until the cows come home, but one thing's for sure: If you don't pay your income taxes – or at least file for an extension – by April 15, you could be in for a world of financial hurt. That's because the IRS probably won't give you a break on the penalties it levies on unpaid taxes unless you were the victim of a natural disaster, suffered death or serious illness in your immediate family, or experienced another catastrophic event. You must file your 2012 federal tax return (or request an extension) by midnight on April 15, 2013, otherwise the penalty on any taxes you owe will increase dramatically. You'll be charged an additional 5 percent of taxes owed for each full or partial month you're late, plus interest, up to a maximum penalty of 25 percent of the amount owed. (The interest rate currently charged is 3.22 percent.) If you file your return or extension request on time, however, the penalty drops tenfold to only 0.5 percent per month, plus interest. Here's how it adds up: Say you owe $2,500 in federal income tax. If you

haven't requested an extension, you would be charged an additional $125 (5 percent), plus interest, for each month you're late in paying off your bill. Had you filed for an extension, the penalty would drop to only $12.50 per month (0.5 percent). Be sure to contact the IRS early if you won't be able to pay on time so you keep as many payment options open as possible – either call 800-829-1040 or visit your local IRS office. Also check out the IRS' "Filing Late and/or Paying Late" webpage for helpful information ( One way to avoid this penalty is to

pay by credit or debit card before the filing deadline. You'll pay a convenience fee, which is tax-deductible if you itemize. Fees vary depending on which payment processor you choose. (See "Pay Your Taxes by Debit or Credit Card" at for details.) If you use a credit card, make sure you can pay off the balance within a few months; otherwise the accrued interest might exceed the penalty. Other payment options include: If you can pay the full amount within 120 days, you may qualify for a ShortTerm Extension. If granted, you'll still owe interest on your debt, but will

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Healthier dishes for your table (Family Features) Bringing healthier foods to the table can be easier - and more delicious - than you might think. When you add high-quality proteins such as soyfoods to the menu, you open up the door to a wide variety of tasty and nutritious meals. They: • Have essential amino acids needed for growth. • May help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol and increasing the flexibility of blood vessels. • Are equivalent to animal sources of protein but have no cholesterol and little saturated fat. Meat and poultry lovers can enjoy soy, too, by incorporating soy crumbles and other soy products into their favorite dishes. This recipe for a Veggie Taco Salad makes a satisfying, nutritious entrÈe for the whole family. You can find more delicious recipes and information about soybeans and their journey from the farm to your plate at

Veggie Taco Salad Makes 4 servings • 2 cups soy crumbles (you can find these in your grocer's freezer section or refrigerated meat section) • 3/4 cup salsa • 5 cups shredded lettuce • 1 cup corn kernels • 1 cup black beans

Topping Options: • 1/4 cup sliced green onions • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives • 2 tablespoons fat free sour cream In large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook crumbles and salsa over medium heat about 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. In large bowl toss together lettuce, corn and black beans. Arrange on 4 serving plates. Top with crumbles mixture. Sprinkle with toppings.

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Tips to start composting for your garden (StatePoint) It doesn’t matter if you’re a gardening novice trying to supplement your dinner table with some home-grown veggies or an entrepreneur that earns a living off the land, composting is a simple way to go green and help save the environment. You don’t have to be an environmentalist to compost, either. Compost, which is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled and used for fertilizing soil, is great for your garden and will help reduce landfill waste. In addition, composting in your home garden will help you save money. “Using compost means your garden will be more cost-effective because you will have to spend less on fertilizers, insecticides, and fungicides for a given harvest of any crop,” says Brett L. Markham, author of “The Mini Farming Guide to Composting,” the latest in his Mini Farming book series. Across the country people are embracing the concept of self-sufficiency and preparedness, “mini farming” anywhere, from rooftop urban gardens to suburban backyards to larger land plots. Growing food is easier than ever and composting is a huge part of this movement. Markham, who also has written the bestselling “Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre” as well as mini

Composting can help improve the quality of your garden. farming guides to fermenting and vegetable gardening, offers these gardening tips to get started on composting: • Composting is a natural form of recycling, so use food waste, grass clippings, coffee grounds and even paper as compost. Just be sure to shred the paper first to speed up the process. • Start your compost pile in a convenient spot, and make sure it is semi-shaded and well-drained. • Add bulking agents such as wood chips to accelerate the breakdown of

organic materials, allowing the finished material to fully stabilize and mature through a curing process. Add leaves, straw, or hay along with grass clippings or green manures for plenty of bulk. Each layer should be no more than two inches so that the grass clippings or leaves don’t get matted down to form a layer impermeable to air. • Keep the compost moist. Either water it yourself or let rain take care of it. The compost should be moist, but not soaked. • Cover the compost pile to help retain moisture and heat. This will also help prevent the compost from being over-watered by the rain. • Turn the compost pile with a shovel or a fork to aerate the pile. It is important to water the pile as you turn it as well. Turning the pile adds oxygen to the compost which is necessary to get the most out of your pile. • Once you add the compost to your garden, you’ll be ready to start planting in two to five weeks! You can learn more about composting, mini farming, and self-sufficiency at Composting is the first easy step to helping the environment while growing your own food. So make the most out of your garden, and start digging!

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Skippy Super Skippy My name is Skippy, I’m a two year young, 11 pound Border Terrier mix male, STOP rescued from a gruesome high-kill shelter. I’m a kind, gentle old soul, very loving, playful, not a barker, love car rides, does just fine with dogs and cats, and is housetrained. If you’re the special one to welcome super Skippy in to your heart and home, please call Marsha at 661-823-7868. Adopt this mellow fellow, your new best friend, who will never disappoint you, ever.

Tinsel Beautiful Tinsel Tinsel is a beautiful long haired white deaf kitty. She prefers to be mostly indoors, and would love someone to love her an be patient with her while she adjusts. She would do best in a multiple cat household. Tinsel's adotion fee will be waived to the right home. If you think you can give tinsel the love and grooming that she needs, please call Gina her foster mommy at 661-8228440. Lovely Jasper Jasper is a purebred four year old Pomeranian. He has been

Jasper neutered, and is current on all of his shots. He gets along with other dogs and cats. He is good on a leash and in the car, and is house trained. He was an owner surrender, with his little friend Joel, because the owner was unable to care for them. Joel has found a home, now it is Jasper's turn. For more information contact the Tehachapi Humane Society at 661823-0699 or visit PET & RESCUE NEWS runs regularly in the Tehachapi News Weekender. The deadline for submis-

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


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Stop feline urinary tract problems with a clean litter box (NewsUSA) - Urinary tract problems are a common affliction among cats. Regular litter box cleaning is an important step in keeping this painful condition in check. "Cleanliness is one key to avoiding cat urinary tract problems," says veterinarian Melissa Brookshire. "Urinary tract obstructions, evidenced by straining without producing any urine, are emergency situations that require immediate veterinary

attention. Once diagnosed and treated, steps for prevention should become routine. Having a fresh, clean litter box can go a long way in preventing this affliction." Check out the following advice for hasslefree cat care and litter box help: 1. Keep the Box Clean. A big part of keeping the litter box clean is scooping clumps and solids frequently. This keeps the box fresh and increases the likelihood your cat will use it.

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Noteworthy ‘Insights’ lecture series begins in Bear Valley Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts will present a series of four lectures entitled” Insights.” These presentations are designed to provide unique perspectives on topics both familiar and new. Most of the presen-

tations will be held in private homes, and all are scheduled for Sunday afternoons. The first of the series will take place on April 14, at 4 p.m. at 28741 Ridgeview Court, Bear Valley Springs. Local resi-

dents Dan Bronson will present “Hollywood Through the Looking Glass: My Adventures in Wonderland.” Bronson’s love of film inspired him to leave his position as a university professor to embark on a Hollywood

career that included story analyst, story editor, writer and producer. He will share observations about his change in perspective from naive professor, who believed that film was art, to his discovery that, as one of


his Hollywood mentors put it, “Movies is money.” Light refreshments will be served. Gate passes are available by calling Nancy at 821-3534. “Insights” are presented free of charge. Donations are gladly accepted.

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Tehachapi Police Department reviewed by Grand Jury The Kern County Grand Jury recently released a report of the review of its Law and Justice Committee. The committee visited the Tehachapi Police Department on Dec. 4, 2012, meeting with the Chief of Police. The committee toured the facility. The Tehachapi Police Department is located at 129 E. “F” St. The department services eight square miles and a population of approximately 8,000. The department has 14 sworn officers and four reserver officers. In addition, the department employs an administrative assistant,

a records clerk and a half-time code enforcement officer. The Grand Jury committee found that the police department facility is approximately 4,400 square feet, with bids for a new 10,000 square foot facility will go out in January. The facility will be ready for occupancy by the fall of 2013. The department also currently has 12 civilian volunteer staff. The department uses the Bear Valley Springs Police dispatch service at a cost of $320,000 per year. During 2011, 15,375 service calls were received resulting in

5,849 dispatched incidents. The Tehachapi Police Department works closesly with the Stallion Springs Police, Bear Val-

On the vast grounds of the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, near the Mojave Desert town of Ridgecrest, lies the largest known concentration of Native American rock art — petroglyphs — in the western hemisphere. Up in Little Petroglyph Canyon (also known as Renegade Canyon), in the Coso Mountains, are thousands of fascinating images carved into basalt, ranging from Paleo-Indian (from as early as the end of the last Ice Age) times to the late 19th century. The location of Little Petroglyph Canyon on a Navy base both presents challenges to access, and protection from vandals or looters. Access is currently limited to U.S. citizens, escorted on tours with Navyapproved guides. Tours are only allowed on a limited number of weekends in the spring and fall months and fill up quickly. The Sun Runner Magazine, a regional desert publication from Joshua Tree, is hosting its third tour to Little Petroglyph Canyon this spring, on Saturday and Sunday,

April 6 and 7. The Sun Runner's tour itinerary includes a Saturday afternoon in the northern Mojave Desert, an overnight stay in Ridgecrest, and the Little Petroglyph Canyon tour on Sunday. Tour attendees on the self-driving tour (tour attendees come from across southern California), will meet in Randsburg, just off of Highway 395. Randsburg is a historic mining town, a living ghost town in the heart of The Rand mining district. Lunch will be available at the historic Randsburg General Store. Rates for double occupancy/couples have remained the same since the last trip – $199 per person, and single occupancy rates at $249. Rates include the Little Petroglyph Tour, hotel accommodations for Saturday night, breakfast Sunday morning, Sunday boxed lunch, our Saturday itinerary, luggage storage while in the canyon, paperwork processing, and more. To book space on the tour, please visit

The 15 Explorers participate in competitions throughout the state and in Washington D.C. The Tehachapi Police also have a K9 unit.

The Grand Jury committee recomended that the Tehachapi Police Department to assume dispatch services as soon as fiscally possible.

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Help Wanted PART-TIME & FULLTIME OPENING POLICE DISPATCHER $16.32 $19.84 hourly plus excellent benefit package for fulltime employees The Bear Valley Community Services District is accepting applications for part-time and fulltime police dispatchers for the Bear Valley Police Department. Dispatchers operate two-way radios dispatching police and district units to calls. The Bear Valley Police Dispatch is a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for 911 calls. As the only PSAP in the Tehachapi area, Dispatch receives and determines how each call for emergency assistance is to be handled. As a part of a community policing program, dispatchers call elderly and sick residents to check on their welfare daily. Dispatchers also handle counter traffic at the Police department, issue vehicle stickers and provide fingerprinting for citizens. Dispatchers operate a computer tied into federal and state law enforcement systems, as well as operating an in-house computer. Dispatchers work various shifts including day, swing, graveyard, holidays and weekends. Shifts consist of three twelve hour shifts followed by three twelve and one eight hour shift for a two week period. Must have a valid California Driver License; High School education; 40 wpm typing certificate; and must possess or obtain within one year of employment a public safety dispatcher certificate issued by the California State Department of Justice. Applications and a detailed job description can be picked up at the Bear Valley CSD located at 28999 South Lower Valley Road, Tehachapi CA - also available at under the information tab. Contact Sandy Janzen (821-4428) for answers to any questions. EOE


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Help Wanted Project Administrative Assistant Blattner Energy, Inc. is looking to hire a temporary Project Administrative Assistant for our construction project in Mojave, CA. Duties include providing administrative, clerical, and general support to field personnel and acting as liaison between corporate office and jobsite. High School Diploma or GED and one-year experience in administration, or equivalent combination of training and/or experience required. If interested in this position please send a resume to Meggan Cihlar, Human Resources, 392 County Road 50, Avon, MN 56310, complete an application on-line at: or call 1-888-356-2307 to request an application. Woman and minorities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer

Houses In Town 2+1, stove, refrig., dishwasher, central heat & air, jaccuzzi tub, W/D hookups, garage +1 parking, small yard, pd water & trash, $800/mo + dep. 661-752-5720 Accepting Applications for 21201 Santa Barbara Dr. 3+2, corner lot, fenced bkyrd, $1200/mo 972-6580

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Wanted to Rent Beautiful Cedar Home, 21900 Mountain Drive, Golden Hills West, 1900 sq. ft., custom interior, $1,500 month, call Jim 661-972-2667 Employed 23 year old male looking to rent a room with bathroom, laundry & kitchen access. Preferably a guest house. I can also split the rent of a small house. Female dog needs a fenced yard. Please call 661-428-1383

Tehachapi Rentals BVS Room for Rent furnished bedroom with private bath. Kitchen/Laundry access, wireless, View of Cub Lake, Non/smker, must love pets. $450/mo. + $500 sec. Available April 1st, 661- 331-6637 Room for Rent In Town Unf., no smoking, cable, w/d access $325 mo. 487-9054 Room For Rent Female only, F&L $440 Call 661-750-9546

Houses Quality homes for rent. View listings @ Call Kathy Carey @ 661-331-1514. Serving Tehachapi for 25 years! $1,350+$1,350 Sec., Bear Valley Springs, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, completely redone, everything new, 2 car gar, fenced yd, 661-821-3938

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

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

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GH. 1+1 W/FP & lrg. closet; coin op lndry. $550 sec, $550mo. water/trash pd. Ref. req. 823-9938 GH Apartment 20241 Park Rd. 2+1, 1 car garage, $650, Call 750-3160

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 Tehachapi Automotive is Deposit 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath now accepting applications W/D Hookups, Large Lot, for Smog Licensed Techni- Section 8 Ok (661)863-0000 cian/Mechanic. Call Ray Bear Valley on golf course, 661-330-4565 3 bedroom, $1200/mo + security, Call Rubien 822-4433 or 747-3036

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House for Rent, 3+2, very clean & updated, $1,150 rent + sec 661-549-6261 In Town 3+2 $1000+$1200 Dep Avail. Call 661-972-2198

GH 2+1 fenced yard, forced heating and A/C, newer unit, cul-de-sac, small pet ok, $675/mo. 821-0518. GH 2+1, utility room w/ W/D hookups, A/C, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, garage +1 parking space, pd water & trash, $650/mo + dep. 661-752-5720


2 + 1 GH, Upstairs, $500 dep $590/mo. Ready 3/15 Coin op laun. 661-345-0307

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Acreage Lots 21629 Golden Star Blvd. 2+1, garage, 2 yrs old. $695 Houses For Sale Charming, 3+2 1800+ sq. + $695 sec. 661-549-1919 and more... ft., Spacious bedrooms, awesome custom kitchen. FREE RENTAL LIST Open floor plan w/dining available. 4 Seasons Realty. Acreage area, fireplace, central A/C. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT and Lots Lg 2-car garage, lg front EHO 4 Seasons Realty porch. Full indoor laundry. LARAMIE RIVER RANCH Discount rent $1250/mo, Limited Parcels Left! 35 acre $1,500 sec. dep. Available ranches from $695 per acre. Commercial now. 661-822-9969 Magnificent water and Rentals mountain views. Low down 3+2 , 581 Las Colinas, - Guaranteed financing. Call fenced backyard, $1025/mo Warehouse w/Office today! 1-888-411-7050 + $1025 dep, Call 822-0565 Bath and Roll Up Door www.RanchLandWyoming.c Great Location. 917-1064 om (Cal-SCAN) FREE RENTAL LIST Placing an ad is easy. available. 4 Seasons Realty. America’s Best Buy! 20 Call 822-6828. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT Acres-Only $99/mo! $0 EHO 4 Seasons Realty Down, No Credit Checks, Office Space avail., MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. prime downtown location Owner Financing. West Gr8 intwn. 3+2 1/2 w/fp, 150 sq ft. reasonable rate. Texas Beautiful Mountain 661-619-4594 fam rm, bonus rm, fncd yd, Views! Free Color Brochure. lg shed, very neat, $1,250+ 1-800-755-8953 Sec. Dep., avail 4/1/13, 1120 SF Office Space for rent on South St., restroom, 661-821-0775 (Cal-SCAN) $750, Call 661-822-5985 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

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

280SF Office unit for rent on 2+1 GH, end unit, W/D South St., $185, Call hookup, A/C, backyard, 661-822-5985. avail. now, $675/mo, no We are here to help you. pets, no smoke 822-3540. Call 822-6828 Town 2+1 Fridge, Laundry facilities, W/T paid. Newly DELUXE OFFICE SUITE, 900 SF, carpeted, blinds, refurbished. 472-9394 A/C, restroom, across from Hall, $900/mo 2 bdrm 1 1/2 bath, garage & City yard, small pet ok, $825, 661-822-7625. newer building, call 661-821-0518

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Ask about our Move-in Incentives HART FLAT, 2+2, unique rock home, tile, Must See, 1250 sqft......$1250 BV, 3+2, fp, dbl garage, 2 sheds, 2000 sqft.............................................$1300 COUNTRY, 2+1, enclosed sunroom, 2.61 acres, newer paint.................$950 TOWN, 3+1 3/4, double garage, large backyard, fenced.....................$895 GH, 3+2, fenced yard, large kitchen, 1400 sqft....................................$1000 GH, 5+2 1/2, RV parking, full basketball court, pets O.K., 2400 sqft...$1500 *WE HAVE COMMERCIAL OFFICES AVAILABLE


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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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. 106 Brentwood, 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath home. All kitchen appliances included, W/D hook ups. 1 car detached garage, fenced yard. $1,100/mo + security deposit. APARTMENTS LISTINGS 21230 Madre St. #A & B, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. New paint, carpets and window coverings. Fenced back yard, carport. $575.00/mo+ security deposit 28881 Shanon Court, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Condo. All appliances included, even stackable W/D, fireplace and great views. $625.00 per month + security deposit.

20041 Valley Blvd., Ste. 1 | 661.822.5251





One of the most unique and majestic lots in Bear Valley with pines, rock formations, breathtaking views –yet close to the front gate! Custom 3BD/1.75Bath in the main home and a roomy separate guest home with a spacious bedroom and bath, great room and kitchenette. The large windows take in the views. Large wrap around deck lets you experience the beauty of the outdoors. Wood siding and remodeled kitchen – amazing home. Call Terri for a showing today!

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2BA, apprx 1,366 sq.ft. home overlooking the Bear Valley Springs golf course. Open living area with fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Spacious bedrooms. On natural gas and sewer. Come see! $159,500 #9966024




765 Tucker Road

27750 Stallion Springs Dr.

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

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“Melinda was (is) amazing. She was always there for us; late at night, weekends, holidays - it never mattered. Melinda was very patient with us as well. We are very grateful.” ~Mr. C. “Professional. Honest. Hardworking. Keep up the good work! ~Mr. T. GOLDEN HILLS

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

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



3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,625 sq.ft. home in the gated community of Golden Highlands. LG splitwing living area, fireplace, large kitchen, 2 car garage and great backyard patio. Great area location. Hurry! Now only: $121,900 #9965955


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



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


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



YOU’LL LOVE THIS 2BR/1.75BA +Den/Office home located near the golf course, country club, year round outdoor swimming pool & lighted tennis courts. This home was approved and built as a 3BR home, and could be changed back to a 3BR by modifying the closet space between the Master BR & Den. $134,000 #9965065 CALL US TO SEE OTHER WONDERFUL BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS PROPERTIES!


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. Double-sided fireplace from dining room to the LG living room. Lots of inside storage. Also on Natural Gas! $170,000 #9966046

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


enjoy this wonderful 3BR/1.75BA, apprx 1,700 sq.ft. home. Two-story view home framed by a white picket fence with trellis and surrounded by 5 acres of oaks at the end of a cul-de-sac in picturesque Hart Flat. $212,000 #9966034

RANCH HACIENDA-STYLE Split wing floor plan, 3BR/2BA home on 2.57 acres in great country setting in beautiful Oak Knolls area. Home is framed by large pines and cypress trees. Vaulted ceiling in living room and formal entry, beautiful rock fireplace with hearth. Property is fenced. $228,000 #9965733 CALL US TO SEE OTHER WONDERFUL ‘COUNTY’ ROPERTIES!



U CED RE D WONDERFULLY ROOMY 2004 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,456 sq.ft. home, LG living room, kitchen with island & large pantry includes refrigerator. Laundry room with washer & dryer. Master bath has garden tub & separate shower. Tuff Shed in the carport area. Gated, Senior Park. Now: $47,500 #9965620

CUTENESS IN THE CITY! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,440 sq.ft home on 1.82 acres! Lots of generous land for toys and parking in rear part of yard. Pleasant country views and conveniently close to restaurants and shopping but with the “far away” feel. Bring your horses, too! $132,500 #9966004


SOLD QUICKLY! 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. Fruit trees, shade trees & roses. R.V. parking available w/electric hook ups.




NICELY MAINTAINED and move-in ready!



3BR.2BA, apprx. 1,552 sq.ft. home with featuring granite counters in kitchen, open living area with brick fireplace & vaulted ceilings. Tile flooring, jet tub, double sink in bathroom. All this is situated on a 1.17 acre lot with majestic Oak trees and beautiful views. $225,000 #9966059

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! $224,900 #9965329 CALL US TO SEE

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

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BEST RENTALS 765 Las Colinas: PERFECT LOCATION! This home is move-in ready. Conveniently close to shopping and restaurants, this 3 Bedroom 2 bath home offers wood flooring and tile throughout. This home has been recently repainted and has many updated features. No Pets. $1100 a month + $1100 Sec. deposit 29841 Pinedale: GREAT BEAR VALLEY LOCATION! This 3BR/2BA was recently upgraded with new paint and carpet. The owner will have the exterior painted and new roof in spring. Large open family room and generously-sized kitchen make this a must see home. $1200 a month + $1200 Sec. deposit

U CED RE D LIVE IT UP! Large 4BR/3.5BA home on 2.43 acres. Apprx. 3,648 sq.ft., generous sized kitchen with granite counters. Living room & den have a full size bar with a dance floor. The views are of the entire valley all on paved road. So Nice! Now: $159,900 #9965669




U CED RE D ABSOLUTELY CHARMING 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,344 sq.ft., doublewide manufactured home on 2.5 extremely useable acres. Extremely clean, very well maintained, large’’ open rooms, lushly landscaped creating very private outdoor patio & beautiful views and plenty of space for horses, gardening, &/or play. $94,500 #9964990

$95,000 #9965665

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



COUNTRY LIVING! Beautiful 4BR/2BA + 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!

HURRY... to this unique home, apprx. 2,186


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CUTE HOME ON CUL-DE-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


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



GREAT LOCATION! Affordable horse property


U CED RE D 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! $139,900


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


825 Aspen: CONVENIENT TEHACHAPI CITY LOCATION 3BR/2BA, recently remodeled, updated home. Near Valley Blvd, stores and downtown district. Don’t miss this one! Reduced: $800 a month + $800 sec. deposit 1016 Canyon Drive West: NEWER HOME located in Orchard Glen near the High School. 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! $1,350 a month + $1,350 sec. deposit 21276 White Pine #77: GATED COMMUNITY GOLDEN HILLS 3 bedroom, 2 bath mfg home, large kitchen, large living room and fireplace $850 a month + $1,275 sec. deposit

EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY 19,800 sf. Butler Bldg. (90’x220’, 14’ eaves, 10’3 to 12’6 clear

interior height; 400 amp 3 phase power and 4 roll up doors. Fire sprinkler system , refrigerated air-conditioning. 31 parking spaces. 200’x 286’ lot. Zoned Light Industrial Scenic Corrido r (M-1 SC). Office, retail commercial and light industrial uses allowed. Easy access to Highway 58. View video and more at or on on the Coldwell Banker Best Realty channel. $699,000 #9965044 BERNIE CONNOLLY (661) 822-5553 X258

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