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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your practical side dominant this week, it's a good time to reassess your finances to see what expenses you can cut. Aspects also favor mending fraying relationships.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An opportunity you'd been hoping for finally opens up. But read the fine print before you make a commitment, especially where a time factor might be involved.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your Bovine-inspired determination to follow matters through from beginning to end pays off in a big way. Enjoy a well-earned weekend of fun with a special someone.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your need to know what's going on behind the scenes leads you to make some bold moves. Be prepared with a full explanation of your actions if necessary.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Aspects favor re-establishing business relationships you might have neglected. A family member's request needs to be given more thought before you make a decision.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A lot of details need tending to during the early part of the week. The pressure eases by the 20th, allowing you to get back to your major undertaking.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) While you might appreciate the avalanche of advice coming from others, keep in mind that the intuitive Moon Child is best served by listening to her or his own inner voice.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A friend asks you to act on his or her behalf in a dispute. Be careful. You might not have all the facts you need in order to make a fair assessment of the situation.

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Live music Open Mic & Acoustic Jam • Tehachapi Every Wednesday night, music and poetry, at 7 p.m. at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 East “F” St., 823-9994. Sign up to perform at the door. La Bella Amore Italian Bistro • Tehachapi 209 S. Green St., 822-7419 • Grim Bernhoft, first Friday • Guy and Debbie Martin, first Saturday • Alicia Hansen, second Friday • Geezers on the Loose, second Saturday • Craig Shaw, third Friday • Grim Bernhoft, third Saturday • Pat Strong Trio, fourth Friday • Jug Band, fourth Saturday Apple Shed • Tehachapi Music provided during dinner hours, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. Call 823-8333 for their current schedule of musicians. • Debbie & Guy Martin, on Thursdays • Debbie & Guy Martin, Friday March 22 • Pat Strong Trio + 1, Saturday March 23 • Craig Shaw, March 24 • Art Larsen, March 29 • Craig Shaw, March 30 58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi Live entertainment, various schedules, 480 Steuber Rd. Call 822-9992 for latest information. • Mudfish, March 23, 8 p.m. to closing. • Sangria Latina, March 30, 8 p.m. to closing. 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.

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: • Dave Stamey Cowboy entertainer, two shows, March 24, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. • Claude Bourbon Medieval & Spanish blues, finger-picking guitar & song, March 29, 7 p.m. • Dana Hubbard Blues, Folk, Americana, April 6, 7 p.m. • Bruce Molsky April 19, 7 p.m., Old time fiddler and multi-instrumentalist, at St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 1200 S. Curry St. Crystal Palace • Bakersfield 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets: (Call (661) 328-7560 or visit ml for upcoming shows.) Pacino’s Spaghetti Factory • Tehachapi Beatles Tribute Band, 7 p.m., Tehachapi Blvd., 661822-9400. $39.95 Rabobank Theatre • Bakersfield 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets:

Rabobank Arena box office or, 8527300, (Unless otherwise noted) • Jeff Dunham-Disorderly Conduct March 23, 5 p.m. • Harmonia Alert! April 13, 8 p.m. • Jim Willer in “Feelin’ Groovy” April 14, 3 p.m.

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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: • Merle Haggard April 13, 8 p.m. • Brian Regan April 14, 7 p.m. • Darius Rucker April 26, 8 p.m.

Karaoke, D.J. and Line Dancing 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. See ARTS • Page 5

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March will be going out like a lion on the 29th at Fiddlers Crossing with finger style blues guitarist Claude Bourbon on the stage. To be more specific, Bourbon plays Medieval and Spanish blues, and delivers songs in a perfect gravelly blues voice. He was a favorite performer on the former Mama Hillybeans stage, and this is his second visit to Tehachapi. Bourbon was born in France and grew up in Switzerland playing classical guitar. He has since performed and studied all over the world. He now makes his home in the UK. Although his music is rooted in blues, it is infused with classical and jazz influences, Eastern ethereal music, Spanish and Latin elements, and even Western folk songs. While

most fingerpicking guitar players use only the thumb and two or maybe three fingers, Bourbon’s unique style uses all five digits, “each dancing independently on the strings, sometimes moving at breakneck speed�, as a review on his website put it. The sound is pure “Claude Bourbon.� The concert will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, 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. 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.


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Treat yourself to the ‘clean comedy’ show Tehachapi residents are in for a rare treat. Tehachapi's own Lainee J will be introducing (and outrageously encouraging) Jason Love to be as funny as he can possibly be to raise funds for Marley's Mutts on Sunday, April 7, 7 p.m. at the Beekay Theatre. Their show is entitled, Clean Comedy Night. Jason Love has done standup at venues the world over, including the Improv, Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, and Disney Cruise Line. Jason has performed for Google, Coca-Cola, True Religion, Farmers Insurance, Pandora, MTV, General Motors, L.A. Dodgers, Relay for Life, Boys and Girls, Rotary, Kiwanis and Alcoholics Anonymous. His media credits include Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, The Bob and Tom Show, HBO’s “Luck” starring Dustin Hoffman, lead male in “Love Aplenty,” Santa Barbara Film Festival and hundreds of TV news and radio programs. Jason's one-liners appear in numerous book collections and are published regularly by "Reader's Digest." Jason syndicates his daily cartoon "Snapshots" to millions of readers in print, Internet, and mobile media. Credits include "The Denver Post," "St. Petersburg Times", "Arizona Republic," and dozens of books. Jason's humor column, "So It Goes", has run in over 50 publications, including "The Ventura

County Star", "Frontier Airlines' inflight", "Toastmaster International", and "Funny Times." The column won Best in Humor from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Elaine Ogden, "Lainee J", is a comedienne who grew up in Thousand Oaks, Calif. You may have seen her in the Ventura Comedy Festival competing for "Ventura's Funniest Person" and in "The Next Comic Standing". She has performed at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, the Hollywood Improv, the World Famous Comedy Store, Flapper's Comedy Club, the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Theresa's ministry in Delhi, India and various other venues.  She enjoys doing charity events and has an upcoming event "Cookies For Kid's Cancer."   If 10 years as a missionary overseas didn't prepare her for stand up, nothing will.  Elaine specializes in clean comedy and does not do "black" jokes or "weenie" jokes.  She does love black weenies, however, her dachshunds "Rocco" and "Sadie."   Clean Comedy Night is to benefit Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue, a nonprofit 501©(3) charitable corporation. It was founded to help find permanent homes for stray, abandoned, or otherwise homeless dogs. Donation $12.

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Spoken Word Performance • Lancaster April 18, 12 p.m. Lancaster Museum of Art and History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6250,

P-Dubs Grille & Bar • Stallion Springs 27725 Stallion Springs Dr., 822-7777 • Line dancing every Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m.


City Slickers• Tehachapi 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-4939 • Line dancing every Wednesday and Sunday night, 7 to 9 p.m.

Performances Beekay Theatre • Tehachapi 110 S. Green St. Ticket and info: • Tenants, March 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. Hooray for Hollywood • Bakersfield March 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

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

Hands-on Arts Treasure Trove • Tehachapi 116 East Tehachapi Blvd., call 822-6794 for information and class prices, Open Studios: • Watercolor every Monday, 5-8 p.m. • All Media every Thu. & Fri., 10 a.m.1 p.m. • Clay Play Polymer clay and/or other crafts every Fri., 2-5 p.m. Art Classes: • Trash to Treasures-Paper Mache with Michelle Taylor. Saturday, March 23, 1 to 4 p.m. See MORE • Page 6


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Idol show auditions at Pacino’s April 13 and 20 BY LINDA LOVENDAHL CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The 5th Tehachapi Idol show auditions will be held at Pacino's Saturday, April 13 and 20 at 12 noon. This is Pacino's version of the ever popular TV show. "This year we are gearing up for what we believe to be the best show ever. So many talented artists waiting to get their chance at stardom. What's  up for grabs is $4000 and a weekend pass for two to Disneyland plus the coveted title," said Frank Spaccarelli, owner. "So if you think you have what it

takes to be the next Tehachapi Idol. Come on down and audition. The only requirement is that you be at least 15 years of age." Call Pacino's today to reserve your spot at stardom, 822-9400. The actual show starts on Friday April 26, 8:30 p.m. and will continue for nine weeks. Pacino’s is a casual little bit of Hollywood with a whole lot of "da Bronx" atmosphere designed to provide fun and entertainment for parties, informal get togethers and evenings out with the "familigia" and friends.

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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 • 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). Beale Memorial Library • Bakersfield 701 Truxtun Ave., 868-0770 (Call for schedule.) Experience Art • Bakersfield Summer childrens program. Classes begin June 11 through Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday. Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R St., Call 3237219, or for more information.

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. 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. • Spring Camp March 25-28, grades 1st - 6th: Astronomy–The Moon the Stars and more... VFW Post #5948, 221 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-7500 • Pool Tournaments- 8 ball on Tuesday nights and 9- ball on Thursday nights. Vets and friends of Vets welcome, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Exhibitions Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) • Lancaster 665 West Lancaster Blvd. 723-6250, See MORE • Page 7


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Art show in BVS opens Saturday Tehachapi Dermatology 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 Artists This week's featured artists are the late Arnold A. Given and Debi Hartman, also known as Sparks. Sparks Sparks is an art lover turned artist, influenced by the many talented artist friends she surrounds herself with in Tehachapi. She paints from the images she creates in her mind or from dreams in which images come to her. These visions can be purely abstract or have shape and often come to life in human form. They are rarely detailed or precise and often filled with intense emotion. Some of her favorite paintings are created


Work of the artist kown as Sparks will be part of the Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association’s show opening Saturday.


Work of the late Arnold Given will be featured in the show, as well.

using techniques that cede some of the control to the medium — using alcohol, canned air, or simply tilting the canvas and and letting the paint go where it will. Sometimes she uses very deliberate techniques that create interesting textures with fingers, palette knife or body parts and sand from her backyard, as examples. "From the first moment I brushed paint to canvas in 2009, I was captivated by both the process and the results of converting my feelings into something tangible and visually compelling," she said. Sparks has embarked on an intense and prolific period of selfeducation and experimentation, producing more than 500 canvases in both oil and acrylic. Arnold Given Master sculptor Given donated his work to the show prior to his death on Jan. 19. Given honed his artistic ability for well over 30 years and began by developing his artistic skills with small wooden sculptures. They are known as “Santies” and of his own design with a unique and fanciful quality. Many of his clients are adamant that they have a signed and dated “Santie” each year. Given’s creations included detailed carvings of waterfowl involving proficient feathering detail. According to his wife, Shirley, Given found carving to be a means of not only expressing himself artistically and importing his spirit to future generations, but also an avenue to grant a legacy to his grandchildren. To paraphrase a Native American Legend, she said, “A creation by one's own hand takes with it an element of the creator's spirit.” With his sculpture, Given accepted the legend with certitude.

More Arts & Entertainment Continued from Page 6 (Call for current schedule.) 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. 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.

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, 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


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Sciatica often goes away on its own BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. CONTRIBUTING WRITER

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have had sciatica for two and a half months.

Even though I am better than at I was first, I am taking forever to fully recover. I have had chiropractic treatments and physio-


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It's going on three months for me. I also had vasculitis (HenochSchonlein purpura). I haven't experienced any symptoms for a couple of years. I have been feeling nauseated and have had loose BMs and the odd stomachache. A red spot appeared on my leg a few days ago. Do you think the vasculitis is playing a role in my delay in recovery? -- J.B. ANSWER: I'll describe the typical pain of sciatica, and you see if the description fits your pain. The sciatic nerve is the body's largest and longest nerve. It travels from the lower back, down the leg to the ankle or foot. Pressure on the nerve from a protruding back disk, a bone spur or anything that compresses the nerve brings on sharp or burning pain

running down the side and back of the leg to the foot. Pulling the knees to the chest and holding that position for 20 seconds produces sciatica pain. The pain of sciatica often lessens and disappears in one or two months. The X-ray report you included doesn't rule in or rule out sciatica. If the pain persists, an MRI or CT scan provides additional information. You are improving, so I think eventually you should be pain-free. Vasculitis is an inflammation of blood vessels, and Henoch-Schonlein (HE-knock SURN-line) purpura is one kind of vasculitis. Children get this illness more than adults do. Red blotches that turn into bruises (purpura) pop up on the buttocks and legs. Joint pain, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea (or constipation) also arise. In the first year after recovery, relapses are

common. If your current stomach troubles worsen or you see more red blotches, get back to the doctor who took care of you before. I don't believe that HS, if it is returning, is interfering with your recovery from sciatica. The booklet on back problems describes their common causes and their treatment. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 303W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. 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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Weight loss tips for real life (Family Features) Chances are you've been down the weight loss road before. And chances are just as good that you've gained it all back. But don't despair; there are ways to avoid the dreaded yo-yo. Harley Pasternak, bestselling author and the go-to trainer for A-list stars, answers some common questions about how to lose weight and the tools needed to keep it off. What's the biggest mistake people make when it comes to weight loss? Too many people set unrealistic expectations from the start. Extreme diets don't work. You can't sustain that kind of deprivation over the long haul, and you're setting yourself up for failure. For sustained weight loss, you need a diet and exercise plan that you can maintain. It starts with setting realistic goals. Check with your doctor first, but for most people, losing one to two pounds a week makes sense. How should I get started and pick the right plan? Instead of starving yourself or risking injury by over-exercising, focus on being active throughout the day. Park your car farther away from your destination, take the stairs, make social plans walking distance from home or work; every step adds up. When deciding on a diet plan, do your research. I believe in Shaklee 180 because it is consistent with what I've been teaching my clients for years and is incredibly convenient for those of us with busy lifestyles.

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Friday, March 22, 2013 — The Weekender

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, 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 Thursdays 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: 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 t-

shirt. Registration is $30 the day of the event. Races will start at Monroe High School, 126 Snyder St. And Registration will be at 9 a.m. with races beginning at 10 a.m. CASA Rio Bravo 10 miler, 5k and 2k • Bakersfield on Saturday, April 13 at 7 a.m. at Rio Bravo Ranch, 15701 Hwy. 178. This 4th annual run/walk promotes awareness of child abuse in Kern County and to spark increased community advocacy for abused and neglected children. For more information visit Run with the Law • Lancaster July 6, 7 a.m. 3rd annual Child Cancer Research 5K/10K, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H. Information and sign-up: m or

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

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. 760373-3530 californiacity-

Saturday, March 23 Sponsored by Tehachapi Recreation & Parks

AMGEN: Palmdale to Santa Clarita • May 12 The City of Palmdale will host the Stage 3 start of the eight-day Amgen Tour of California on May The Palmdale to Santa Clarita race will offer a challenging course for the racers, and spectacular viewing for cycling enthusiasts. Changing direction for the first time in its eight-year history from south to north, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling stage race, the 2013 tour will bring riders and spectators first-time destinations, unprecedented climbs and demanding sprints on the approximately 750-mile course. The Stage 3 map, from Palmdale to Santa Clarita, is shown here.

Martial Arts PAL Judo • Stallion Springs, all Tehachapi residents age 7 and older, Monday and Wendsdays at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stallion Spring Recreation Center, 27850 Stallion Springs Dr. For more information call 821-1989. Northern Shaolin KungFu • Lancaster 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,

Motorsports 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, Saturday Night Nitro • Famoso June 16, July 14, Sept. 7. Features nitro funny cars, dragsters, altered and exhibition cars. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 3992210, Mega Mopar Action • Famoso Oct. 5 -6. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-2210,

Activities 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. 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.


The Weekender — Friday, March 22, 2013

The great egg hunt is Saturday, March 30 Join Tehachapi Valley Parks & Recreation for a day of family fun Kids 12 and under are invited to find 2,000 plastic eggs filled with candy hidden around West Park Field. Prize baskets will be given to each child who finds golden coins. Children can visit with the Easter Bunny and have their photo taken for $5. The egg hunt is free.

Egg Hunt Times Children must bring their own basket to gather eggs. Hunts will begin on time. Make sure to arrive early. Adults will not be allowed on the fields except for during the infant to 5 year-old age group. Start times, age, location of hunt: • Up to 2 years, 9:30 a.m., Honey pre-school area • 2 years, 9:50 a.m., Reed Field • 3 years, 10:10 a.m., Honey pre-school area • 4 & 5 years, 10:30 a.m., Mata Field • 6 & 7 years, 10:50 a.m., Reed field • 8 & 9 years, 11:10 a.m., Mata Field • 10 to 12 years , 11:30 a.m., Uli Field

Chick Race Championships Don’t forget to participate in the Chick Race! This unique event is great for the whole family. Chicks race side-by-side down an 8-foot track for the bragging rights of the fastest chick in Tehachapi and the winners’ purse. And don’t worry, plenty of rules are in place to protect our short legged friends from harm. Chick entry tickets ($20) will be sold at the event. Where: West Park, 490 W. “D” St. (directions) More information: contact the Tehachapi Valley Parks & Recreation office 822-3228.


Youngsters hunt for eggs at Tehachapi’s West Park last year. This year’s egg hunt will be Saturday, March 30.


The Weekender — Friday, March 22, 2013


Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society celebrating 20th anniversary at ‘Railfest 2013’ BY LINDA LOVENDAHL CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society (SCRVRHS), will celebrate its 20th anniversary with “Railfest 2013” on March 23 and 24 in Fillmore’s Central Park, about a two-hour drive from Tehachapi. This event has become one of the regions’ largest annual railroad related events. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission and parking are free. Railfest 2013 will feature Fillmore & Western Railways’ fully operating and restored Baldwin 1913 “Consolidation” type steam locomotive #14. This locomotive, a 2-8-0, will be powering the “Railfest Special Event” train including a caboose with three train departures each day of the event. A daytime diesel train will be pulling a Scenic Excursion train to Santa Paula. Saturday evening a diesel powered Family Murder Mystery Dinner train

will travel west from Fillmore and back, departing at 6:30 p.m. Another dinner train on Saturday night will be pulled by the Baldwin steam engine and features a boxed BBQ dinner provided by SCRVRHS. It will depart Fillmore at 5:30 p.m. and head east to Piru before returning to Fillmore at 8:30 p.m. These vintage trains will consist mostly of traditional pre1940 heavyweight and also streamliner passenger and dining cars. Advance tickets for all trains are available at or by calling 805-524-2546. In addition to train rides, Railfest 2013 offers many railroadrelated venues such as ‘Speeder’ rides and informational displays from various railroadrelated organizations. There will be Arts and Crafts booths, Model RR Trains in various scales and unique food vendors as well as other entertainment. Docents will demonstrate the

Society’s vintage 1906 RR Turntable throughout the event and provide information and details about the equipment. The turntable, used to turn around locomotives and railcars, is one of the first to be installed in California in over 50 years. Also, the SCRVRHS Railroad Visitor Center, located across from Fillmore’s Central Park at 455 Main Street, will be open. It contains many historical railroad artifacts, a Lionel “0” gauge model-train layout, a gift shop, and a 20-seat digital theater with surround sound. Railfest 2013 will be held in Fillmore’s Central Park, corner of Central Ave. and Main St., 45 miles northwest of Los Angeles in Ventura County via CA SR126, nineteen miles west of I-5 and twenty one miles east of US-101 in Ventura County. For more information visit email:, or (805) 524-2546.


The renovated 1913 Baldwin Steam Locomotive #14 is just one of the pieces of railroad history you can see during “Railfest 2013.”

Fish & Wildlife

Feeding wildlife may actually hurt them Q&As from the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: I have a question about feeding raccoons. My goodintentioned neighbor puts large pans of dog food out every night for the raccoons. We live in a very close community and the raccoons keep me awake at night with sounds of their fighting over food. They also venture onto my patio to cause more commotion and damage. I've tried everything to discourage their visits - ammoniasoaked rags, cayenne pepper, lights, etc. Nothing works. I've tried to talk to my neighbor, telling her it's not good for wildlife to be fed by an unnatural food source, but she turns a deaf ear. Are there laws against feeding wildlife? Is there any other advice you can

give me? (Anonymous) Answer: While feeding wildlife makes those people doing so feel good, in the long run it is often to the detriment of the animal recipients. Although many animals will eat offered food, temporarily satisfying their hunger, in reality, many human foods lack the protein and nutritional components animals need for good health. So, although your neighbor may be wellintentioned, she’s actually hurting the wildlife and her neighbors by encouraging wild animals to get too comfortable around humans. When animals concentrate around food, they are more likely to spread diseases to each other and to domestic pets. When wild animals lose their natural fear of humans, they can become very aggressive. Coyotes, in particular, are wellknown for eating small

pets because they do not differentiate between the food you leave for them and other prey items, like dogs and cats. People often think they are just feeding cute, furry critters. But if they were to put a surveillance camera out, they would likely be surprised to find out what’s actually eating the food at night. They would probably be appalled to discover animals fighting over the food, and that they’re actually keeping the neighborhood rats fat and happy. By feeding wildlife, your neighbor may be disrupting the animals’ normal behavior patterns in violation of California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 14, section 251.1. There may also be a local ordinance that bans feeding of some wild animals. Los Angeles County, for example, has an ordinance that prohibits feeding of “non-domesticated mammalian predators, including but not limited to, coyotes, raccoons,

foxes and opossums.” Feeding raccoons also presents a real human health risk. Raccoons are frequent carriers of a potentially fatal human pathogen, raccoon roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis. This roundworm is transmitted through contact with the feces of raccoons and has caused fatalities in humans, including toddlers who will put raccoon feces in their mouths. For more information, please go to: hinfo/discond/Documents/RaccoonRoundworms.pdf.

How often to check hoop nets? Question: When fishing my hoop nets in the river or ocean, how often do I need to check them? Answer: Hoop nets

are required to be checked at intervals not to exceed two hours (CCR Title 14, section 29.80). The owner of the hoop net or the person who placed the hoop net into the water must raise the hoop net to the surface and inspect the contents of the hoop net at intervals not to exceed two hours (CCR Title14, section 29.80(b)). Any hoop net abandoned or left unchecked for more than two hours may be considered abandoned and may be seized by any person authorized to enforce these regulations.

Using trout for bait? Question: Can you please clarify whether trout can be used in California waters as bait? (Andrew G.) Answer: Trout may not be used for bait. Statewide bait-fish regulations for all inland fishing districts begin with, "Except as provided below, live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait . . ." (CCR Title 14, sec-

tions 4.00-4.30.) Therefore, if the species is not specifically authorized in that section, it may not be used for bait. Even though trout are not specifically prohibited from being use as bait in the law, neither are they specifically authorized, and are therefore included in the general prohibition against using (any) live or dead finfish. In addition, there are only two districts (Valley and South Central) where any species of finfish that is lawfully taken may be used for bait. However, trout and salmon are specifically excluded (CCR Title 14, section 4.20(d)). This is the provision that authorizes the use of bluegill for taking striped bass in the Delta. 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


Friday,March 22, 2013 — The Weekender

Home & Garden (Family Features) The ingredients for an easy weekend breakfast or a special Easter brunch may be in your pantry right now. Holidays are the perfect time to sprinkle additional creativity or fresh new thinking into meals for family and friends and - by using staples like pancake mix, syrup and instant mashed potatoes in unexpected ways - you can craft new and delicious dishes sure to make everyone smile. Try these recipes from Hungry Jack® using simple pantry staples, and turn them into what will become new brunch favorites: • Put a unique spin on brunch food with a savory Ham, Egg and Cheese Pizza. • Pancake Breakfast Sandwiches: You can assemble them for your guests, or get everyone involved by letting them build their own and add some custom touches like eggs, cheese or bacon. • Combine sweet, spicy and smoky flavors for Spicy Candied Bacon, a definite crowd pleaser. • Set out some flavored or Greek yogurt and a bowl of Good Morning Granola so guests can create their own breakfast parfaits. • For more creative recipes and ideas, visit

Spicy Candied Bacon Yield: 6 slices Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes • 1/2 pound extra-thick cut bacon, about 6 slices • 1/4 cup Hungry Jack Original Syrup • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1. HEAT oven to 375F. Line 15 x 10-inch baking pan with foil. Lay bacon slices on foil. 2. BAKE 18 to 20 minutes or until bacon edges begin to curl. Remove from oven. Tilt pan to drain. Pat bacon with paper towel. Combine syrup, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and pepper in small bowl. Drizzle evenly over bacon slices. 3. BAKE 5 minutes or until evenly browned. Remove to wire rack. Cool 5 minutes. Serving suggestion: Candied Bacon Breakfast Sandwich: Layer fried egg on English muffin. Top with shredded cheese, Spicy Candied Bacon and a dash of hot sauce or ketchup. Top with other half of English muffin.

2. WHISK pancake mix, water and syrup in medium bowl. Stir in cheese, potatoes and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook sausage patties as directed on package. 3. POUR 2 tablespoons batter on griddle, spreading batter to make a 3-inch circle or by using 3-inch pancake molds, coated with no-stick cooking spray. Repeat to make 7 more pancakes. Cook 2 minutes or until golden brown. Turn. Cook second side 2 minutes. For eggs: 1. MELT butter in large skillet. Add red pepper. Cook and stir about 1 minute. Whisk eggs and salt in small bowl. Pour into skillet with peppers. Cook slightly, then shape into four 3-inch circles about the same size as the pancakes and sausage. 2. PLACE one pancake on plate. Top with cooked sausage patty, egg and another pancake to make breakfast sandwich. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 3 more sandwiches. *TIP: If using pre-made sausage patties, flatten slightly into 3-inch rounds, if necessary.

Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes


Eggs: • 1 tablespoon butter • 1/3 cup diced red pepper • 4 large eggs • 1/8 teaspoon salt For pancakes: 1. COAT griddle or skillet with no-stick cooking spray. Heat griddle or skillet on medium heat (350F).

• 3 large eggs • 1 cup sour cream • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard •1 1/2 teaspoons fresh dill weed or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1 cup shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onion • 4 ounces thinly sliced deli-styled baked ham, coarsely chopped fresh dill sprig (optional) For crust: 1. HEAT oven to 425F. Coat 12-inch pizza pan with no-stick cooking spray. Combine pancake mix, Parmesan cheese, dry mustard and onion powder in medium bowl, stirring until blended. Stir in water and olive oil until dough forms. 2. PRESS dough onto bottom of prepared pan to form a crust, building up outside edge to form a rim. Bake 7 minutes. For filling: 1. WHISK eggs, sour cream, Dijon mustard, dill and salt in medium bowl. Stir in cheese and green onions. Pour over hot crust, spreading evenly. Toss ham to separate pieces. Sprinkle evenly over egg mixture. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until egg mixture is set in center. Cool 5 minutes before cutting. Garnish with fresh dill, if desired.

Good Morning Granola

Pancake Breakfast Sandwich

• Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray • 3/4 cup Hungry Jack Complete Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix • 1/3 cup water • 1/4 cup Hungry Jack Original Syrup • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese • 1 cup frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed, chopped into bite-sized pieces • 1/4 teaspoon salt • Four 3-inch round sausage patties*


Ham, Egg and Cheese Pizza Yield: 8 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes

Crust: • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray • One 3/4 cups Hungry Jack Complete Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder • 1/3 cup water • 2 tablespoons Crisco Pure Olive Oil

Yield: 5 cups Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats • 1 cup sliced almonds • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut (optional) • 2 tablespoons wheat germ • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 2 tablespoons Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil • 1/2 cup Hungry Jack Sugar Free Breakfast Syrup • 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar • 1 cup dried fruit, such as raisins, golden raisins, cherries or cranberries 1. HEAT oven to 350F. 2. COMBINE oats, almonds, coconut, wheat germ, salt and cinnamon in large bowl. Combine oil, syrup and brown sugar in another bowl. Pour over oat mixture. Toss until well coated. Spread evenly in 13 x 9inch pan. 3. BAKE 30 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Cool completely. Stir in dried fruit. Store in airtight container at room temperature. Source: Hungry Jack


Friday,March 22, 2013 — The Weekender

Savor a satisfying fresh fruit salad (Family Features) Delicious taste, beautiful colors, packed with healthy nutrients - what's not to love about fresh fruit? And with fresh fruits available all year long, you can enjoy them in mouthwatering, healthy meals any time you want. These satisfying fresh fruit salads showcase the flavors and healthy benefits of Chilean fresh fruit. Here are some of the reasons eating fresh fruit is so good for you: • Adding the bright colors of fresh fruit to your plate can help lower your risk of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's. That's because the rich colors found in brightly colored fruits and vegetables indicate the presence of powerful natural protectors called phytonutrients and antioxidants.

• Scientific evidence has shown that eating whole fruit is best for optimal nutrition benefits rather than taking supplements to provide each nutrient separately. • Fresh fruits can satisfy a sweet tooth without adding unhealthy fat or excessive calories to your diet. That's because fruits contain naturally occurring sugars suspended in a natural healthy matrix of calorie-free plant fibers and water. They help you fill up without filling out. Since it's summer in Chile when it's winter here, fresh fruits such as grapes, blueberries, peaches, plums and kiwi can be added to recipes like these all year. For more recipes, visit

Spinach Salad with fresh Grapes, Plums, Peaches and Kiwis Serves 6 • 4 cups washed baby spinach • 1/2 cup red grapes

• 1/2 cup green grapes • 2 plums sliced • 1 peach sliced • 2 kiwis sliced for garnish • 1/2 cup toasted almonds Place spinach and sliced fruit in a salad bowl and toss with kiwi vinaigrette. Garnish with additional fruit pieces and top with toasted almonds.

Kiwi Vinaigrette • 3 kiwis peeled and chopped • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar • 3 tablespoons orange juice • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil • 1 tablespoon agave or honey • salt and black pepper to taste Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.

Salmon, Fresh Chilean Blueberries and Lemon Salad with Chive Vinaigrette Serves 4 • 8 cups salad greens, in small pieces • 1 pound salmon fillet, poached • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries • Lemon zest to garnish Vinaigrette: • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice • 1/2 cup olive oil • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar • Salt and pepper to taste • 1 tablespoon fresh chives Divide salad greens on four salad plates. Tear salmon into medium pieces and arrange on greens.Sprinkle on blueberries. Top with lemon zest. In a jar with a lid, add all vinaigrette ingredients. Shake well. Serve salads chilled with the dressing alongside. Source: Chilean Fresh Fruit Association


The Weekender — Friday,March 22, 2013

Grilling Tips from the National Pork Board • Grill over indirect heat. This allows the ham to heat evenly, without burning. • Score the ham. Scoring (diagonal cuts about 1 inch apart on the surface of the ham) not only looks more appealing, but it allows both the natural juices and the glaze to penetrate and flavor the meat. • Use an instant-read thermometer. Heat pre-cooked (or cured) ham until the internal temperature reaches 140F. Cook fresh uncooked ham until the internal temperature reaches 145F, followed by a 3-minute rest. When inserted into the thickest part of the meat (without touching any bone), the temperature should register within a few seconds.

(Family Features) Looking to put a delicious twist on your Easter meal? Try cooking ham on the grill. It's easy to fire up your feast with this Spiced Grilled Ham with Citrus Glaze recipe. A flavor powerhouse, ham can be prepared in multiple ways, complementing a variety of dishes and flavors that fit into any Easter celebration and beyond. Surround it with savory sides like Roasted Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese or Ham and Peas with Mint and Tarragon for a truly mouthwatering meal. And, don't turn that grill off just yet, because no fired-up Easter feast would be complete without a sweet and smoky dessert that's also fresh off the grill Caramel Frozen Yogurt Pie with Grilled Peaches. You can find more Easter recipes, helpful tips and nutrition information at

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them to survey the damage and see whether they have approved contractors. Never hire a laborer or contractor on the spot. Get at least three estimates based on the same specifications and materials. Check their references, licensing and registration information with the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (; also read reviews posted by the Better Business Bureau. Require written contracts that specify work to be done, materials to be used, start and end dates, responsibility for hauling away debris, and costs broken down by labor and materials. Verify that the contractor's name, address, phone number and license number are included, as well as any verbal promises and warranties. Read the fine print. Some shady contracts include clauses allowing substantial cancellation fees if you choose not to use the contractor after your insurance company has approved the claim. Others require you to pay the full price if you cancel after the cancellation period has expired. Ask your contractor to provide proof of current

insurance that covers workers compensation benefits, property damage and personal liability. You'll probably be asked to pay an upfront deposit to cover initial materials – one-quarter to one-third is reasonable upon delivery of materials to your home and once work begins. Never pay in full in advance, and don't pay cash. Have the contract specify a schedule for releasing payments, and before making the final payment, ask the contractor to provide proof that all subcontractors have been paid – if not, you could be liable for their fees. And finally, remember the adage, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." If someone uses high-pressure sales tactics, requires full payment upfront, asks you to get necessary permits or offers to shave costs by using leftover materials from another job – run. They're potentially disastrous to your bottom line – and you've been through one disaster already. JASON ALDERMAN directs Visa's financial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 17, 2013, go to mmit2013.


The Weekender — Friday,March 22, 2013

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Spiced Grilled Ham with Citrus Glaze Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 1/2 to 2 hours Yield: 12 to 14 (4-ounce) servings 6 to 7-pound fully-cooked bone-in ham, trimmed 1tablespoon ground coriander 1 tablespoon ground paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 cup lemon marmalade (or other citrus marmalade) 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar Preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium-hot (375F to 425F). Prepare grill for indirect cooking: For gas grill, turn off center burner; for charcoal grill, bank coals on either side; place a drip pan under grate between heat sources. Score a diamond pattern into ham, about 1/8 inch deep into any fat. In small bowl, combine coriander, paprika, cumin, cinnamon and cloves. Rub spice mixture over all sides of ham. Place ham, flat side down, in center of grill over drip pan. Cover and cook, adding briquettes as necessary to maintain heat, until internal temperature of ham reaches 140∞F, 1 1/2 to 2 hours or 15 to 18 minutes per pound. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine marmalade, orange juice and sugar. Brush marmalade mixture over ham. Cover and grill 5 minutes, until glaze is lightly caramelized. Remove ham from grill, transfer to cutting board, and let rest 15 to 30 minutes. (Oven-roasting instructions can be found at

Caramel Frozen Yogurt Pie with Grilled Peaches Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Yield: 8 to 10 servings 2 pints premium vanilla frozen yogurt 1 9-inch prepared graham cracker pie crust, or 8 individual graham cracker pie crusts 1 1/4 cups caramel sauce, storebought

2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 6 ripe medium sized peaches, halved and pitted Transfer 1 pint of frozen yogurt from freezer to refrigerator to soften for 30 to 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 375F. Bake pie crust until lightly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool. To assemble pie, spread softened yogurt evenly over pie crust. Place in freezer and chill about 1 hour. When firm, spread about 3/4 cup caramel evenly over frozen yogurt. Return pie to the freezer, and transfer second pint of frozen yogurt to refrigerator. Allow pint to soften for 30 to 40 minutes. Spread second pint of yogurt evenly over caramel, making decorative swirls, if possible. Freeze until firm. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving. To grill peaches, prepare medium fire in a charcoal grill or preheat gas grill on medium. Melt butter and stir in brown sugar until dissolved. Toss peaches with butter mixture until well coated. Grill peaches directly over medium fire, cut-side up, until grill marks are visible, about 5 minutes. Turn peaches over and grill until grill marks show and peaches are tender, about 4 minutes longer. Set aside to cool. When cool, cut peaches into thick wedges. When ready to serve, cut pie into wedges and serve with peaches on the side. Drizzle a little of remaining caramel sauce over top.

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Yield: 6 servings 1/2 pound bacon, sliced 12 small red potatoes, halved Olive oil 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup goat cheese, plain 4 tablespoons green onions, sliced 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 3 tablespoons dill, snipped, plus dill for garnish 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper Heat oven to 450F. In large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, turning to brown evenly, until crisp. Blot bacon on paper towels, mince and set aside. Brush cut surfaces of potatoes lightly with olive oil. Place potato halves cut side up on a shallow rimmed baking pan; bake until potatoes are tender and faces of potatoes are lightly browned, about 20 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in small bowl mash together sour cream and goat cheese, stir in minced bacon, onion, Parmesan, dill, salt and pepper. Top each potato with a spoonful, about 2 teaspoons, of sour cream mixture. Serve warm. Make-Ahead Tip: Roast potatoes before guests arrive; keep warm in the oven. Top with cheese mixture before serving.

Ham and Peas with Mint and Tarragon Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 to 6 servings 4 ounces cooked ham, cut into 1/4-inch dice 3 cups peas, fresh or frozen 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick) cut into 4 to 6 pieces 1/4 cup fresh mint, coarsely chopped, plus sprigs for garnish 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, coarsely chopped, plus sprigs for garnish Salt and pepper to taste Bring medium saucepan of wellsalted water to a boil over high heat. Add peas and cook until tender, 3 to 8 minutes depending on size of peas. Drain peas, reserving 2 tablespoons cooking water. Return peas and cooking water to saucepan. Add ham, butter, mint, and tarragon, stirring until butter melts. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl, garnish with mint and tarragon sprigs, and serve. Source: National Pork Board

Pet owners beware: Pests are poised for attack (NewsUSA) - Pets, like humans, have been anxiously waiting for warm weather to play outdoors and enjoy nature. However, pet owners should prepare for a pest battle unlike in previous years as hungry ticks, fleas and mosquitoes await their prey -- of the two- or fourlegged kind. "Pet owners should take special care to protect their pets from ticks, fleas and mosquitoes this season," says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). "Always inspect animals' coats thoroughly after they spend time outdoors." Due to several factors, such as the low acorn crop in 2011, the biting trio are out in full force this year, and they may bring their not-so friendly diseases with them. Cats and dogs are susceptible to heartworm transmitted by mosquitoes, which can lead to lung and heart disease. Most pet owners know ticks are carriers of Lyme disease, but pet owners must also familiarize themselves with Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tick paralysis. The latter usually occurs when a tick See PROTECT • Page 18


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Sister Bertrille Sister Bertrille Meet Sister Bertrille aka the Flying Nun. She was in the shelter for two weeks after being found astray wandering the streets. She is just over 5 lbs and quite thin as her legs are very long with a sleek body. Some have said a "deer type body, some have said foal,” either way, she is sleek and graceful. She has an enormous underbite with giant ears, thus being call Sister Bertrille from the Flying Nun. She adapted pretty quickly to her new environment and was

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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 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.


The Weekender — Friday, March 22, 2013

Noteworthy Grand Jury has no recomendations for Rosamond Community Services District The Kern County Grand Jury recently released a report of its Law and Justice Committee. The committe visited the Rosamond Community Services District on Oct. 9, 2012, meeting with the district’s general manager. The committee reviewed agendas and minutes for April, June, July, and August of 2012, an independent auditor’s report for 2011 and 2012, California From 700 documents and information from the online website. The last report on the Rosamond

Community Services District was completed in 2002-2003. The mission of the RCSD is to provide safe drinking water that meets or exceeds all of the state and federal government standards; maintain a sewage treatment facility that disposes of waste in an effective and efficient manner and provide sufficient street lighting to the community. In 1966 the citizens of Rosamond voted to create the Rosamond Community Services District (RCSD) for the purpose of providing

water for domestic, irrigation and fire flow use, collection and treatment of waste and storm waters and for the maintenance of street lights. In 1998 the voters added two additional powers, graffiti abatement and parks and recreation to those originally approved in 1966. At the time the original district was approved a bond issue was authorized by the voters. A portion of the funds from the bond issue were used to build a waste collection and treatment system and two evaporation ponds.

Additional monies from the bond were used to purchase a local private water company and to make needed improvements to the water system. Repayment of the bonds was completed in 2003. Prior to 1982 the District had approximately 600 accounts and activities were handled by four full-time and one part-time employee. Today the district employs 17 full time employees and two parttime employees and manages over 5,000 accounts. The budget


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Variety of commercial projects may be nearing construction What ever happened to projects that were approved by the City of Tehachapi but have disappeared from the radar? City Community Development Director

David James provided updates on the following projects: O'Reilly Auto Parts Was approved by the Planning Commission on June 13 of last year to be

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appeal and approved Walmart. On June 17, 2011, Tehachapi First, an organization that grew out of opposition to the proposed Walmart store, filed a lawsuit challenging the approval of the approval At a hearing held on April 27, 2012 in Kern County Superior Court,Judge Kenneth Twisselman found the EIR to be deficient on two of 24 issues and that one of the findings concerning cumulative traffic impacts was also deficient. The court issued a judgement and Writ of Mandate, which instructed the city to step back and set aside its approval of the Walmart EIR and the related findings as well as the site plan review. At its regular meeting on Aug. 20, 2012, the Tehachapi City Council adopted a resolution setting aside the certification of the Walmart Environmental Impact Report and related actions taken on May 19, 2011. Since then the city has been working on amending the EIR.

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The RCSD currently maintains nine wells, a tertiary waste water treatment facility, two parks, graffiti removal, 16 evaporation ponds, water banking and over 550 street lights. The district also handles Parks and Recreation and receives a small amount of funding (through the tax base) to maintain the pool at Williford Park. The district had been working in deficit when the GM was hired 18 months ago. The RCSD is an Enterprise District and does not have a general fund to pay debts. Instead, expenditures that exceed monies on hand are taken from reserves to pay. The Rosamond Community Services District is looking at solar power for the wastewater treatment plant and hopes to gain a $7 million savings to the district over a 25 year period. The graffiti removal is provided at no cost to the customer. The district has a public works truck equipped with a high pressure compressed air system able to remove the graffiti without damage to property. RCSD had not performed an inventory count on capital assets since 2007. In the June 2012 fiscal audit a formal procedure of inventory count was lacking. The district, however established a formal schedule for a year-end inventory count and has acquired software to implement the inventory counts. The June 2012 fiscal audit shows the district is managed responsibly and is not in deficit. The Grand Jury committee at this time had no recomendations for the Rosamond Community Services District.


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APARTMENTS LISTINGS 21541 Golden Hills Blvd #A,, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartment. Attached one car garage, fenced back yard, fireplace, W/D hook ups. NO PETS $750.00/mo+ security deposit 28881 Shannon Court, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Condo. All appliances included, even stackable W/D, fireplace and great views. $625.00 per month + security deposit.

STUNNING NEW LISTING! This beautifully upgraded home is a combination of elegant and family friendly. As soon as you enter this home the flooring, large floorboards, crown molding wow you; then you are amazed by the beauty of the kitchen –from counter, cabinets to appliances -- opening into the great room. The floor plan is spacious and the master bedroom suite is a dream come true! A FABULOUS new listing and a mustsee showing! Priced at $337,000.

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BEAUTIFUL LOCATION Very nice 3BR/ 2BA, apprx 1,366 sq.ft. home overlooking the Bear Valley Springs golf course. Open living area with fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Generously sized bedrooms. On natural gas and sewer. Come see! $159,500 #9966024

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GOLFER’S DREAM! Beautiful 3BR/2BA,

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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

HURRY... to this unique home, apprx. 2,186 sq.ft, several large decks, park-like setting & BEAUTIFUL views! Wood walls & ceilings; granite counters on bar, kitchen & baths; 2 Skylights, large master with office/sitting area & separate shower/tub; each room has its own thermostat. $271,000 #9965594

2BR/1BA, apprx. 1,040 sq.ft., Creatively remodeled with new laminate flooring throughout; new drywall, fresh paint, new granite counters in kitchen & bathroom; new cabinets, dishwasher & stove in kitchen., sep. laundry rm w/large storage, & newer roof. Wow! What a gem! $125,000 #9966117

PERFECT SETTING! 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

sq.ft., lovely brick fireplace in Living Room. Tile baths & kitchen. Garage includes epoxy floor and upgraded built in storage cabinets. Fully landscaped and includes apple, peach and plum trees. $129,000 #9966020 CALL FOR OTHER






HOME+APT +ORCHARD! On 3.13 acres! Main

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

house is 3BR/1.76BA, apprx. 1,596 sq.ft.+ separate Gues. Apt! Apprx. 240 fruit (mostly apple) trees, walk-in cooler, approx. 30,000+ sq ft of garden/growing area + Hwy sales stand! $284,500 #9965203 COME SEE! 10AM-5PM

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 COME SEE! 10AM-1PM


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




from this Custom 3BR/3.5BA, apprx. 3,156 sq.ft. home with every luxury afforded to you! 2 master suites on main level, formal dining, awesome kitchen w/copper hood, granite counters, kitchen island, & 2 energy efficient fireplaces. Three separate driveway entrances for total access. 12+ acres touching riding trails!. $399,000 #9966039

GREAT GH LOCATION! 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 #9965611





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

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

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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

$175,000 #9964370



PARK-LIKE SETTING! Custom two-story home, 3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 2,510 sq.ft. in West Golden Hills. Many windows to enjoy the gorgeous views. Vaulted wood ceilings, tile floors & Central Vac. Gourmet, open kitchen w/island & loads of cupboards. Wood burning stove in family rm. Award-winning landscaping with orchard, small vineyard & wandering paths. #9966105 $329,000 COME SEE! 10AM-1PM

OUTSTANDING! Fabulous 3BR/3.5, apprx 2,789 sq.ft. home on 5.6 Acres!, conveniently close to freeway access in Hart Creek Estates. Beautiful living room with stone fireplace, generous, open Country Kitchen, serving bar & pantry. Generous room sizes and wait until you see the Master BR! Gorgeous! $439,750 #9965836 COME SEE! 12PM-3PM


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




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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GREAT LOCATION! Affordable horse property

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

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



BEST RENTALS 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 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


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


2,135 sq.ft., built in 2006 sits on 1.94 acres with spacious great room w/ vaulted ceilings, skylights, surround sound & fireplace. Kitchen opens to great room and has granite counters, center island, skylight and pantry. Exterior composite deck, RV parking & circle driveway. $419,000 #9966111

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 ABSOLUTELY CHARMING 3BR/2BA, apprx

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

WAITING FOR YOU! Here’s a large

home, never has been occupied, on 5.5 very usable acres in beautiful Sand Canyon. 3BR/2BA, apprx 2,112 sq.ft., wonderful flowing floor plan featuring high ceiling. Must see! Owner may carry. Call for details! $214,000 #9965195

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 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

MUST SEE! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,953 sq.ft.

home, very well-maintained w/ lots of amenities incl. granite counters in kitch. & bath., built-in stainless steel kitchen appl., pantry, stacked stone fireplace, custom cabinetry & slate patio! $379,900 #9965122

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

The Weekender 03-22  

Your Lifestyle & Entertainment Guide

The Weekender 03-22  

Your Lifestyle & Entertainment Guide