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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. • Art Larsen, March 29 • Craig Shaw, March 30 58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi 480 Steuber Rd., 822-9992 • Sangria Latina, March 30; 8 p.m. to closing. • Ladies Night Manic Mondays, 80's music 5 to 8pm • Spanish Music, Saturdays Pacino’s Spaghetti Factory • Tehachapi 1100 West Tehachapi Blvd., 822-9400. • Tehachapi Idol show auditions April 13 and 20, at noon. Dog House Saloon • Tehachapi 777 West Tehachapi Blvd., 822-4200. • Mudfish Saturday, March 30; 9 p.m. 1 a.m. • Controlled Chaos Saturday, April 13; 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. 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: • 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.

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Pacino’s Spaghetti Factory • Tehachapi 1100 West Tehachapi Blvd., 822-9400. • British Mania Beatles Tribute Band April 6; 7 p.m. $39.95 Crystal Palace • Bakersfield 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets: (Call (661) 328-7560 or visit for upcoming shows.) Rabobank Theatre • Bakersfield 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or, 852-7300, (Unless otherwise noted) • Harmonia Alert! April 13, 8 p.m. • Jim Willer in “Feelin’ Groovy” April 14, 3 p.m. Lancaster Performing Arts • Lancaster 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. For schedule and tickets go to: See Upcoming • Page 6

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The Great Egg Hunt and Championship Chick Race on Saturday, March 30 Get ready for family fun in the park. Tehachapi Valley Recreation Parks District is hosting The Great Egg Hunt and Chick Race Championship on Saturday, March 30, starting at 9 a.m. at West Park in downtown Tehachapi. “The Easter egg hunt has become more and more popular over the years,” said Sandy Chavez, Tehachapi Parks & Rec recreation coordinator. “We hide more than 2,000 eggs all over West Park and it’s organized chaos when we begin each hunt.” Several hundred children participated in last year’s event, said Chavez. “It’s a blast to see kids scurrying in every direction all over the lawns at West Park. It’s one of my favorite TVRPD events.” Chavez notes that children need to bring their own basket to gather eggs. Shasta Villalvazo’s son Ezekiel was two years old last year when he participated in the event for the first time. “He’s already excited to do it again this year,” says Villalvazo. Ezekiel found a golden ticket in one of his eggs that he was able to redeem for a gift basket. “It’s definitely a great family event,” said

Villalvazo. “Everyone is very nice and it’s a positive atmosphere. It represents Tehachapi well.” Mary Moreno, a teacher with Farmworker’s Institute of Education and Leadership Development (F.I.E.L.D.), a charter program for 18 to 25 years olds to get their high school diploma, is bringing several F.I.E.L.D. students to assist at the event. Bryce Leishman will serve as the event MC and Brianne Hafer will help little ones collect their eggs. Moreno herself has been collecting donations for the event. Farmer John Eggs in Bakersfield has donated 50 chicks for the Chick Race Championships, which opens at 9 a.m.; the race starts at 10 a.m. Chicks can be purchased onsite for $20 to race side-by-side down an eight-foot track for the bragging rights of “The Fastest Chick in Tehachapi” and the winner’s purse. Lots of other activities are being offered: Children will be able decorate a picture frame with Kathy Hinkle from Picture Perfect. Albertson’s has donated two basketball hoops that lucky winners from a hoops contest will take home


Tehachapi Valley Recreation Parks District is hosts “The Great Egg Hunt and Chick Race Championship” each year. This year’s event will be on March 30, at West Park in downtown Tehachapi, at various field locations depending on age group (see below). with them. Home Depot donated flowers that Tehachapi Rose Society member Pam Pousson will help participants plant into pots as a souvenir, and the Tehachapi Mountain Vineyard Youth Group hosts a craft area where kids of all ages can exercise their imaginations for a small fee. For more information or to help with the event, call the parks office: 661822-3228. West Park Field - Up to 2 years at 9:30

a.m. at the TVRPD office lawn. - 2 years at 9:50 a.m. at Reed Field. - 3 years at 10:10 a.m. at TVRPD office lawn. - 4 and 5 years at 10:30 a.m. at Mata Field. - 6 and 7 years at 10:50 a.m. at Reed Field. - 8 and 9 years at 11:10 a.m. at Mata Field. - 10 to 12 years at 11:30 a.m. at Uli Field. • Adults will only be allowed on the field during the infant to 5-yearold age groups.

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Downtown Tehachapi will celebrate the arrival of spring on Friday, April 5, with the monthly First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Participants will include Gallery ‘n’ Gifts, Tehachapi Treasure Trove, the Tehachapi Museum and the Tehachapi Community Church — other shops and venues may also be open. The Tehachapi Treasure Trove, 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd., presents another First Friday Fun Fest. There will be fun, food, beverage, along with demonstra-

tions by artists Eugen Kunstmann and Chelsea Schmidt. Kunstmann is a blacksmith who specializes in recreating found objects. He is known for making coat hooks and other objects from railroad spikes. He will be at the Treasure Trove with his portable forge and will do a live presentation of the process he uses for his creations. Schmidt is a remarkable artist who specializes in painting flowers and rocks but also does a number of other fun southwest and animal images. A developmen-

tally delayed individual, Chelsea has found her vocation with her painting. Her work is fun and whimsical. Chelsea grows in skill and diversity with each new project. The Tehachapi Museum has three special displays ready for First Friday. One showcase features part of the collection of Dr. Terry Brady’s wooden boxes created by artists in his native Australia, from New Zealand and many from the US and Canada. Some are carved, others machined and turned. A new display in the family case will focus on

the Beauford family, one of Tehachapi’s early families. Harry Beauford was a barber as early as 1909, a member of the orchestra and a Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge in 1916. His son Harry, Jr. was a pilot and the projectionist at the Beekay Theatre. Harry, Jr. is featured in a mural at the Hitching Post Theater that shows him preparing for takeoff for the first Air Mail sent from Tehachapi in 1938. In the Community Case will be a display of toys from days gone by. See FIRST FRIDAY • Page 5


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an Earth Day theme. Activities for all ages are planned, even a handson creative project for younger children. Older children and adults may choose to create a large Earth Day poster. The overall poster is predrawn and divided into sections. Volunteers select a section to decorate using provided art materials. Another project to choose is a flower seed greeting card with leaf shapes cut from seeded paper. Envelopes are pro-

A chemistry set, a microscope, board games, teddy bears and toy tea sets are shown along with Tinker Toys and other cherished and well-used toys. As always on First Friday, the museum will be serving champagne, wine and appetizers. The Tehachapi Museum is a short walk down Green Street from Tehachapi Blvd. at 310 S. Green St. April's First Friday event at Tehachapi Community Church features

vided and cards may be mailed to friends and relatives. The recipient of the card may plant the paper leaf water it, and watch flowers grow. Hours of attendance are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5. Refreshments will be served. The church, located at the corner of Green and E Streets, is affiliated with United Church of Christ. Worship is held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.


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Performances Beekay Theatre • Tehachapi 110 S. Green St. Ticket and info: • Tenants, March 29 and 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. 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,

Film/Screenings The Fox Theater • Bakersfield: 2001 H. St. Tickets: Shows 7:30 p.m, unless noted otherwise.

• Marley: April 19 • Polisse: April 5 • The Skin I Live In: May 3 • Nobody Else but You: May 10

Hands-on Arts Treasure Trove • Tehachapi 116 East Tehachapi Blvd., call 8226794 for information and class prices, asureTrove 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: • Create a Dream Catcher with Susanna. Saturday, March 30; 1 to 4 p.m. • Rock Painting with David Hasse. The class will create cave type paintings or petroglyphs on the canvases and leave with a finished painting. Saturday, March 30; 1 to 4 p.m. Bakersfield Art Association • Bakersfield 1817 Eye St., www.bakersfieldartassociation.or g., 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 Second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 9 a.m. - noon., 760-3766604, • Fun with watercolor-pen & 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 • Experimental Watercolor Studio with Phyllis Oliver, meets on 3rd Monday of the month, 9 a.m.noon. Pre-register 661-348-4717 or Beale Memorial Library • Bakersfield 701 Truxtun Ave., 8680770 (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 Muse-

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Other Activities 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. 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 Bear Valley Springs Annual Art Show • Tehachapi Now though March 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. 723-6250, (Call for current schedule.) Bakersfield Museum of Art • Bakersfield 1930 "R" St.,, 323-7219. Every third Friday of the month, all admission is free; every second Sunday of the month, seniors (65 and older) are free.

Events 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 multi-venue 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. m or 760-375-8202 for information.


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Dana Hubbard brings another shade of blues to Fiddlers Crossing BY DEBORAH HAND CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Blues comes in numerous shades, and Fiddlers Crossing is presenting many of them this year. Dana Hubbard occupies one shade all by himself. He will be in concert at Fiddlers Crossing April 6, at 7 p.m. This will be his first appearance in Tehachapi. Hubbard is a master of the blues guitar. Using a slide on his little finger, he gets more sounds out of one guitar and two hands than seems humanly possible. Hubbard has won award after award in the blues genre. He has performed with or opened with some of the greats of blues, jazz and folk, including, Sam Bush, David Wilcox, Greg Allman, Etta James, David Lindley and Little Feat. Hubbard is a native Californian, born and raised on the Central Coast. He attended UC Santa Cruz only long enough to finish an elective course on country blues. Then, he hit the road and never looked back. He started the way many acoustic musicians start, by busking on the streets, in his case Berkeley and San Francisco. Eventually, he put togeth-

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Dana Hubbard er his own band, The Delta Twisters, playing blues clubs for more than a decade. He moved on to an electric guitar for a while, playing bigger venues and theaters. He returned to the acoustic guitar with his second album and is a virtual one-man band on the instrument. Hubbard’s guitar playing has been called “amazing to watch and a joy to listen to.” You hear the bass and the back beat rhythm along with the melody and chords, and look around in vain for his backup guitar player. He does all this while singing his own

songs, often addressing social or environmental issues with a twinkle in his eye and a blues man’s grin. Fiddlers Crossing is at 206 East F Street at Robinson Street, in Downtown Tehachapi. Tickets may be purchased next door at Mountain Music, at The Apple Shed, or with a credit card by calling 661-823-9994. Tickets to the concert are $15, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30p.m. LOCATIONS

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This is the final weekend to catch Tehachapi Community Theatre’s performance of Tom Misuraca’s “Tenants.” Shows are March 29, 30 at 7:30 p.m., and March 31 at 2 p.m. The Beekay is located at 110 S. Green St.Tickets are available at Johnny's Take n' Bake,

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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have had heartburn for many years. I take Prilosec for it, and it works fine for me. My doctor scheduled me for a gastroscope exam. I haven't had one for quite a while. The doctor who did the scope called me and my family doctor to say that I had changes seen in the biopsy he took. He says I have Barrett's esophagus, which can turn into cancer. Naturally, this has me worried. Will you elaborate on Barrett's esophagus and what I have to look forward to? Neither of my doctors has suggested a change in medicines. Do you? -- T.M. ANSWER: Barrett's esophagus is a change in the kind of cells that line the lowermost part of

the esophagus, the part that attaches to the stomach. That change brings with it a chance of further, cancer changes. The risk is quite small, about 0.5 percent per year. Barrett's esophagus happens to people who have GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, more popularly called heartburn. You take a medicine, Prilosec, that suppresses the production of stomach acid. Medicines that act similarly sometimes can retard the progression of these cell changes into cancer cells. They most definitely control heartburn. Barrett's also can happen to

people who do not have GERD. The chance of cancer developing depends on a number of criteria. One is the kind of cells that have evolved. If they show low-grade changes, the likelihood of cancer is not as great as it would be if they show high-grade changes. The length of the area involved with these changes is another factor in determining the cancer risk. You must not have had signs that raise the risk for cancer, or the doctor would have recommended immediate treatment. About the only thing you need to do is comply with the suggested follow-up scope exams so the doctor can see if any procedures are needed to eradicate these new cells. You don't have to sit around and worry.

You have not received a death sentence. The booklet on GERD (heartburn) explains this common disorder and its treatments. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 501W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada. with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: At a recent cocktail party, a nurse admonished me for chewing ice. She said that it indicates an iron deficiency. I get blood work done every six months. My doctor has never said anything about an iron deficiency or any other issue. I am 65 and in good health. -- C.H. ANSWER: The nurse

was talking about pica. It's a craving for materials not considered foods, like ice, clay, starch and dirt, to mention a few. Sometimes it is an indication of iron deficiency, but far from always. In someone like you, who has lab tests done twice a year, you're not anemic and don't have pica. You do, however, have a habit that will ruin your teeth if you don't stop. Chewing on ice can cause microscopic fractures in tooth enamel, which can become larger fractures. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: As someone preparing for a liver biopsy, please discuss the procedure, recovery and possible side effects. -- R.J. ANSWER: Doctors perform a liver biopsy with a needle attached to a suction device that

can capture a thin piece of the organ for microscopic examination. The needle is inserted through the skin over the liver. First the doctor cleans the skin with an antiseptic and often numbs it. The procedure takes less than a minute. You return home shortly thereafter. Side effects are rare. Bleeding is possible. So is infection. Neither happens frequently. You don't have to prepare yourself in any special way. 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. Š 2013 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved


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

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, 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: 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 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,

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.

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, 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: 38081.html#schedule Fun Ford Weekend • Famoso May 4 - 5. 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 661-368-5756.

Spectator Events 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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"This Bugseum is one building that you literally 'Can't Miss!' It is bright yellow and green and covered in giant painted bugs," stated one comment on the Insect Lore Bugseum website. The pleased visitor continued, "The Bugseum was massively fun for the children that I was with. They got to experience nature up-closeand-personal, seeing many bugs that they had never seen before. It turns out that the museum is only part of the experience, the place is actually a butterfly farm, and they built this museum only recently. This is well worth the detour off Hwy 99." Insect Lore Bugseum is located at 132 S. Beech Ave. Shafter, Calif. From Hwy 99 or I-5, take Lerdo Highway to Shafter. Turn South on Beech Avenue and look for the gigantic insects. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Insect Lore's Bugseum offers educational bug fun for the whole family and is the perfect destination for out-of-town field trips. There are incredible live insect displays. The museum's mission is to nurture, house and exhibit live butterflies, ladybugs, ants and other interesting and exotic insects. The Bugseum is a one-of-a-kind biological museum and the home of The Original Live Butterfly Garden. See how they grow and ship our but-

terflies, ladybugs and other insects. Visitors can participate in educational activities at various stations throughout the Bugseum and see amazing collections of butterflies and insects from around the world. Take a tour with our Insect Lore staff and observe first-hand how creatures transform through the miracle of metamorphosis. The learning doesn’t have to end when you head for home. Visit our gift shop and browse our nature and science-themed products. Insect Lore is the top provider of high quality live caterpillars, butterfly kits, live insects, insect habitats, toys and gifts for kids. You can raise your very own butterflies with the Live Butterfly Garden, watch Ants dig real sand tunnels in the Live Ant Hill, choose from our many bug viewers and catchers, and much more. For more information, or phone (800) 548-3284 ext. 202

Experience nature up-close and in person at the Bugseum, located at 132 S. Beech Ave. in Shafter, CA. Learn about crawling, flying, and wiggly insects from all over the world. While you are there visit The Original Butterfly Garden. Admission is free.

Fish & Wildlife

Can firearms be used to land halibut? Q&As from the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: I have a question about safely bringing large halibut onboard. Because the Pacific halibut caught in Alaska are often over 100 pounds, deckhands use pistols or small shotguns to kill the fish before bringing them on board. This is to prevent the fish from causing damage or hurting anyone once on the deck. Would this method be legal to use in California ocean waters with large fish? Of course, the fish would already be "landed" by first being gaffed. Is it even legal to carry a pistol while fishing on a private boat near shore? (Timothy B., Morro Bay) Answer: Sport fisher-

men may take halibut by hand, hook and line, spear fishing, spear, harpoon or bow and arrow (California Code of Regulations Title 14, sections 28.65, 28.90 and 28.95.) Firearms are not a legal method of take for halibut, so a gun may not be used to assist in taking or landing the fish. In some areas it may be legal to carry a pistol on a private boat but there are closures that prohibit the possession of any firearm on a boat along portions of


Francisco J. Rivera set a new state and world record for California halibut on July 1, 2011 with this 67 lb 5 oz. fish.

the Monterey and San Luis Obispo county coastlines within the California Sea Otter Game Refuge. If considering carrying a pistol on your boat, you need to research local laws and ordinances within the jurisdictions you will be transiting on your fishing trip.

Distance from hoop nets allowed? Question: How far can a fisherman be from his nets once the traps are in the water? 100 yards? 500 yards? (Dixon C.) Answer: There is no legal limit to the distance you can travel from hoop nets you have set in a recreational pursuit of lobster or crab. However, they must be checked - lifted to the surface - at least every two hours.

Transporting a whitetailed doe deer mount into California Question: I am looking to add a mounted whitetail doe head to the family cabin but want to be sure

before buying it. It was legally taken and mounted in another state. From what I hear, its really old. I dont believe they are native to California but I want to be sure its legal to do before purchasing and transporting it here. (Kristi D.) Answer: Yes, it is legal in California for you to purchase the taxidermied head of either sex of a white tail deer. California Fish and Game law (Fish and Game Code, section 3039) only prohibits buying or selling any species of bird or mammal that occurs in the wild in California. We have only mule deer and black tail deer here. One thing you must do before importing it into California is to complete and submit the Declaration for Entry form available online at ement/entrydeclaration.aspx. In addition, when shipping wildlife into Califor-

nia, there are certain requirements regarding how to properly mark containers containing wildlife. Any package in which birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibians, or parts thereof, are offered for transportation to, or are transported or received for transportation by, a common carrier or his or her agent shall bear the name and address of the shipper and of the consignee and an accurate description of the numbers and kinds of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibians contained therein clearly and conspicuously marked on the outside thereof. (FGC, section 2348)

Whats required to catch and breed tarantulas? Question: I'm interested in catching some local tarantulas to try breeding them. I cant find anything obviously referring to either tarantulas or prohibitions on such things. Are there any licenses

required? Are there any definite prohibitions against it or any issues pertaining to the different public lands (e.g. city, county, state, federal)? (S. Godfrey) Answer: The Fish and Game Code and its implementing regulations currently do not prohibit the take of spiders, but federal laws may apply to the take or breeding of tarantulas. You may want to consult the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding federal prohibitions, and be aware that some public lands (e.g. state and national parks, scientific reserves, etc.) have laws that prohibit the taking of any live animals. You need to check with the jurisdiction of the land on which you want to hunt tarantulas. CARRIE WILSON is a marine environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. While she cannot personally answer everyones questions, she will select a few to answer each week in this column. Please contact her at


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Home & Garden

(Family Features) One of the best ways to get kids to eat healthier food is to let them make it themselves. And these snack recipes using Florida blueberries and strawberries are so good - and so easy - you may have a hard time getting the kids out of the kitchen.

"You can get really creative with strawberries and blueberries," said Justin Timineri, executive chef and culinary ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. "They can be tossed into salads or yogurt, marinated in teriyaki sauce and served with grilled meats, or turned into delicious snacks like these." Not only do they taste good, they're good for you. Blueberries are good for your eyes and memory, and they have antioxidants, which may prevent some types of cancer. Strawberries have vitamin C and fiber, which is good for your digestive system and helps you feel full. To get more berry-licious recipes like these, visit

Strawberry-Yogurt Freezer Pops Yield: 10 servings • 1 pound Florida strawberries, hulled and chopped • 1/4 cup sugar • 1 lemon, juiced • 2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt • 10 freezer pop molds and sticks In blender or food processor add half of the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice. Puree ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Pour mixture into a small pitcher or container and add the rest of the chopped strawberries. Fill each freezer pop mold by alternating layers of strawberry mixture and yogurt. Insert handle or stick into each freezer pop and freeze at least 5 hours. To serve, run warm water over outside of molds until pops come out easily. If you don't have freezer pop molds, use small paper cups. Cover tops of cups with plastic wrap and poke the sticks through the plastic to keep them standing upright while in the freezer.

Yield: 20 bars Grown-Up Alert: Supervise younger children when chopping nuts and using the oven.

Strawberry Mascarpone Panini


Yield: 4 servings Grown-Up Alert: Supervise younger children when using the panini maker or griddle. • 8 slices fresh bread (1/2 inch thick) • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese • 1/2 pound Florida strawberries, hulled and sliced thin • Confectioners' sugar for dusting • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

• 1 cup pecans, chopped, divided • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces • 1 large egg • 2 tablespoons canola oil • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract • Pan release cooking spray

Fruit Filling:

Blueberry Biscuit Cookies Yield: 14 servings Grown-Up Alert: Supervise younger children when using the oven. • 2 cups biscuit mix • 1 cup Florida blueberries • 1 cup pecans, chopped • 2 tablespoons low-fat milk • 1/2 cup honey, divided • Preheat oven to 350°F. In large mixing bowl, combine biscuit mix, blueberries, pecans and milk. Mix well and add enough honey to make mixture stiff like cookie dough. Place dough by tablespoonful onto a greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle remaining honey on each cookie. Bake an additional 5 minutes and serve immediately.

Berry Snack Bars

Heat a panini press or griddle over medium heat. Spread a thin layer of mascarpone on top of each bread slice. Add an even layer of strawberries to 4 bread slices. Use the other 4 slices of bread to top the sandwiches. Brush sandwiches with butter and grill or press until golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer panini to cutting board and dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm.

• 3 cups Florida strawberries, hulled and diced; divided • 2 1/2 cups Florida blueberries, divided • 1/4 cup orange juice • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/4 cup cornstarch • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For crust: Combine 3/4 cup chopped pecans, both flours, sugar and salt in food processor. Pulse together until nuts are finely ground. Add cold butter to mixture and pulse until well incorporated. In small mixing bowl, whisk egg, oil, vanilla and almond extracts together. With motor running on food processor, add egg mixture to pecan mixture. Continue to pulse until it begins to clump, 30 to 45 seconds. Measure out 1/2 cup of mixture and combine in bowl with remaining 1/4 cup chopped pecans; set aside for topping. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 9by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine 2 cups strawberries, 2 cups blueberries, orange juice, sugar and cornstarch in large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture has thickened (about 4 to 5 minutes). Stir in remaining fresh fruit and add vanilla. Transfer crust mixture to sprayed baking dish. Spread evenly and press firmly into bottom to form crust. Evenly spread fruit filling over crust. Sprinkle top of fruit filling with reserved topping mixture. Bake bars for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and bake until crust and topping are lightly brown, 25 to 30 minutes more. Let bars cool completely before cutting. Serve with fresh fruit.

Kids in the Kitchen AgeAppropriate Cooking Tasks Chefs ages 4 to 5 • Squeezing lemons and limes • Washing produce • Stirring and whisking • Pouring ingredients

Chefs ages 6 to 7 • Grating, peeling and zesting • Greasing pans • Scooping batter • Mashing and kneading

Chefs ages 8 to 9 • Slicing and chopping, with supervision • Peeling fruits and vegetables • Measuring ingredients • Breaking eggs

Chefs ages 10+ • Slicing, chopping and dicing • Baking • Boiling • Sauteing Chef Justin Timineri Source: Fresh From Florida


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Five easy steps to a low maintenance eco-friendly landscape Gardening expert Melinda Myers provides a plan to transform your landscape It’s possible to create a beautiful landscape and be kind to the environment even with a busy schedule and while staying within budget. “All it takes is a bit of planning and a few low maintenance strategies,” says gardening expert and author Melinda Myers. Myers recommends

these five strategies to create a low maintenance eco-friendly landscape this season:

• Be Waterwise Save money on the water bill, time spent watering and this precious resource, water. Start by growing drought tolerant plants suited to your growing environment. Once established they will only need watering during extended dry spells. Mulch with shredded leaves, evergreen needles, woodchips, or other organic matter to conserve mois-




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ture, reduce weeds, and improve the soil as they decompose. Fertilize with a low nitrogen fertilizer, like Milorganite, that promotes slow steady growth instead of excessive greenery that requires more water.  Plus, it won’t burn even during drought. 

• Put rainwater to work all season long by using rain barrels to capture rainwater off your roof or directly from the sky. •Recycle Yard Waste in the Landscape Minimize the amount of yard waste produced, reuse what can be in other areas of the landscape and recycle the rest as compost. These are just a few strategies that will save time bagging, haul-

Leaf mulch is a vital ingredient for a transformed garden. ing, and disposing of yard debris. And better yet, implementing this strategy will save money and time spent buying and transporting soil amendments, since it will be created right in the backyard. Start by leaving grass clippings on the lawn.  The short clippings break down quickly, adding organic matter, nutrients and moisture to the soil. Grow trees suited to the growing conditions and

available space. That means less pruning and fewer trimmings that will need to be managed.

•Make Compost at Home Recycle yard waste into compost. Put plant waste into a heap and let it rot. Yes, it really is that simple.  The more effort put into the process, the quicker the results.  Do not add insectinfested or diseased plant material or perennial

weeds like quack grass, annual weeds gone to seed, or invasive plants. Most compost piles are not hot enough to kill these pests.  And do not add meat, dairy, or bones that can attract rodents.

•Manage Pests in Harmony with Nature A healthy plant is the best defense against insects and disease. Select the most pestSee BEING KIND • Page 13

Practical Money Matters

Maximize your disabled child’s government aid BY JASON ALDERMAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Parents of special needs children have enough on their plates just tending to the health, educational and emotional needs of their kids – not to mention often having to cope with drastically lowered income because of reduced work hours or having to pay someone else for childcare. So it's not surprising that many of these parents haven't had time to hatch a long-term financial plan in case their kids need care after they're not around. Fortunately, many government programs and community resources are available to help relieve the financial burden of parenting special needs children. But eligibility criteria are complicated and the application process time-consuming. Plus, if you're not careful, you or well-meaning relatives could inadvertently disqualify your kids for future benefits by not structuring their inheritances correctly. Here's a brief overview of key government assistance programs: The Social Security

Administration provides two types of disability coverage: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). Rules and eligibility requirements differ between the two programs – and benefits differ for children and adults. In a nutshell, SSI is a needs-based, cash-assistance program for disabled people of any age in lowincome families with limited resources. Children qualify for SSI benefits if they meet certain strict criteria outlined in SSA Publication 05-11000 ( .html). SSDI is a separate program funded by payroll deductions (part of FICA). Although children sometimes receive SSDI payments if their parents are disabled, their eligibility is based on their parents' disability status, not on their own. However, after turning 22, already disabled children may qualify for SSDI on their own if at least one parent qualifies for Social Security benefits. Eligibility rules and definitions for SSI and SSDI are

complex. To see if your child qualifies, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213, or search the Disability and SSI tabs at One particularly helpful resource is "Benefits for Children with Disabilities," SSA Publication No. 0510026. Many families inadvertently jeopardize their disabled child's eligibility for government-provided benefits by opening accounts in the child's name or designating them as beneficiaries. Unfortunately, federal law dictates that recipients of SSI, Medicaid and many state assistance programs will be disqualified if they have resources worth over $2,000. So, if Uncle Jerry leaves your daughter $10,000 in his will, she could lose her benefits. One good alternative is to create a special needs trust, whose assets can be used by its trustee to manage the finances and personal effects of a disabled person. Trusts are governed by state laws and should only be drafted by an attorney familiar with this area of law.

Some parents name the trust as beneficiary of life insurance policies to ensure a source of funding if they die before their child. (Stay current on your premiums.) Other possible funding sources include cash, stocks and other investments, retirement plan death benefits, home sale proceeds and inheritances from other relatives and friends. Just make sure that the trust –not the child – is named beneficiary. Preparing a special needs trust can be expensive – possibly several thousand dollars, depending on your situation. But weigh that against the prospect of your child losing out on a lifetime of government-provided benefits because of an accidental inheritance – speaking of which, be sure to let any well-meaning relatives or friends know about the trust. 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.


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Being kind to the environment Continued from Page 12

resistant plants suited to the growing conditions and provide proper care. Check plants regularly throughout the growing season. It is easier to control a few insects than the hundreds that can develop in a week or two. And when problems arise, look for the most eco-friendly control. Start by removing small infestations by hand. Consider traps, barriers, and natural products if further control is needed.  And as always be sure to read and follow label directions carefully.

•Energy Wise Landscape Design Use landscape plantings to keep homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Homes will have a more comfortable temperature throughout the seasons and energy costs will be reduced. Plant trees on the east and west side of a house to shade windows in the summer and let the sun shine in and warm it up through the south-facing windows in winter.  Shade air conditioners, so they run more efficiently and be sure to collect and use any water they produce

for container gardens. Incorporate these changes into gardening routines and habits over time. Soon these and many more strategies that help save time and money while being kind to the environment will seem to occur automatically. Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening. Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist and was a horticulture instructor with tenure.  Her web site is

Easter Yummies! Pacino’s presents our Easter All-You-CanEat-and-Drink Champagne Brunch

11 am to 2:30 pm

Sunday, March 31


We’ll Have An Easter Egg Hunt Too! Come celebrate this special day with family and friends

1100 W. Tehachapi Blvd. • 822-9400 •

Pet & Rescue prefers to be indoors only. We don’t know if she is good with children or dogs, but seems mellow enough to adapt to most households. Ariel is about 4-5 years young and has a $40 adoption fee. She is spayed, litter box trained and vaccinated.

Rescue Group Contacts


Friendly Mercedes My name is Mercedes, I’m a two year young, five pound female mini Dachshund mix; and due to injury, abuse, or possibly something else, I’m missing one eye; which does not stop me from living life to the fullest. I’m well balanced, secure in every way, extremely sweet, friendly, and good with other dogs. I want to be that great loyal companion in your life, so please wait no further Call Lynda, 821-0518 or Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP) at 823-4100, menu #2, to adopt marvelous Mercedes.

Little Scout Scout is a three year old 7 1/2 pound black and white mix (maybe Pappilon.) He is neutered, current on his shots, and microchipped. Scout is house trained,crate trained, good on a leash and in the car. He gets along well with his foster brother and sisters, we don't know about cats. He is a

Scout little lap dog just waiting for a loving home. For more information on Scout and others, contact the Tehachapi Humane Society at 661823-0699 or visit


Affectionate Ariel Ariel is a Calico Turkish Van. Her tail is completely calico but she only has a little color on her forehead. She is very loving and affectionate with her people but does not care to be around other cats. She would love a quiet lap to sit on and be pet and loved. She

• Tehachapi Humane Society - 823-0699, 21600 Golden Star, Tehachapi. Visit the THS website at • Have a Heart Humane Society Society750-2261, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Tehachapi. See adoptable dogs at • Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP)823-4100,, 785 Tucker Road, Tehachapi. Visit the STOP website at • Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue- Call Zach at 972-3852 or visit • Doberman Pinscher SOS-886-1721. Visit the Dobie SOS website at PET & RESCUE NEWS runs regularly in the Tehachapi News Weekender. The deadline for submissions is at noon each Wednesday for the following week’s paper. Send submissions For more information call Antony Earley, 823-6370.

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Noteworthy Experience Kern County’s interactive science fair for all ages Enjoy a day filled with Kern County’s Winning Science Fair projects, CSUB’s Chemical Circus, and Weird Science. Explore the world of science with live demonstrations, experiments, and interactive hands-on activities for all ages, promoting science, engineering and technology.

April 6, Spectacular World of Science at the Bakersfield Vista Museum of Natural Hisotry, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. is sponsored by Chevron, Don and Diane Lake, AERA Energy, Peggy Darling and Dave Hanley. This year’s guest speaker is sure to draw a crowd: Dr. Sumida, paleontologist, distin-

guished professor, and the world's leading consultant on animal and human structure to the animation and digital effects industries. Dr. Sumida has worked on over 50 feature length films, including "Beauty and the Beast,” "The Lion King,” "Lilo & Stitch,” "Bolt,” "Shrek,”"How to Train Your


Dragon," “the Harry Potter movies,” "The Chronicles of Narnia,""Wrath of the Titans," and "Brave," and "Life of Pi.” Dr. Sumida will present approximately 90 minutes of "From Bones and Stones to Balloons and Toons, the Adventurous Path from the Science of Fossils to Anima-

tion and Digital Effects. For more information on Dr Sumida check out This Event is to be held at the Elks Club 1616 30th street. For tickets or more information call BVMNH 661-324-6350 Advance tickets $7 Child, $10 Adults, or at the door $9 child, $12 adult.

D I R E C T O RY Sunday Schedule

Wednesday Schedule

Adult & Youth Bible Study Bible Study for all ages - 9:30 AM Worship - 10:45 AM 6:00PM Pastor’s Bible Study - 6:00 PM Team Kid - 6:00 PM

First Baptist Church

1049 South Curry Street 822-3138

Ca lvary Chapel Tehachapi Calvary Chapel Tehachapi Senior Pastor Michael Clark Thursday Service: 7:00 PM Sunday Service 9:00 AM & 10:45 AM Sunday School and Nursery

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

15719 Highline Road Tehachapi Phone (661) 823-9814

Child care is only available for 10:45 Sunday service & Thursday at 7:00 p.m.


Church Phone: 822-6817

School Phone: 823-7740

Senior Pastor: Rev. Daniel T. Alsop, Sunday Worship at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Preschool Director: Ulla Bennett, Six Weeks Through Age 5, 6AM to 6PM

St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church Father Michael Cox

Masses: Saturday ........................5:30 p.m. Sunday...........................8:00 & 10 a.m. Confessions Saturday ......4:00-5:00 p.m. Spanish Mass 12:00 Noon

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An associate fellowship of the Desert Vineyard, Lancaster, CA

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Pet vaccination and microchip clinic April 6 BY CHELLEY KITZMILLER CONTRIBUTING WRITER

On Saturday, April 6, Have A Heart Humane Society and Kern County Animal Control are hosting a pet vaccination and microchip clinic at West Park Activity Center, 410 W. “D” St. The event hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment is needed. Dog DHPP and Cat FVRCP vaccinations are free. Microchipping for cats and dogs are also free, rabies vaccinations are $5, and dog licensing is $15 for altered dogs, more for unaltered dogs. The event is being funded by dona-

tions made to Have A Heart Humane Society, whose goal it is to make Tehachapi a pet-friendly and pet-safe town. Kern County Animal Control is providing additional funding and support. If your dog is current on its rabies vaccination and you wish to license it, you must bring proof of the rabies vaccination, which should be on file with your vet. Simply ask your vet to provide you with a rabies certification. All dogs coming to this event should be securely leashed and not led by children. All cats should be in carriers or containers of some kind.

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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. Reduced to: $1,295 a month + $1,295 sec. deposit A PA R T M E N T S 21410 Golden Hills Blvd. Nice size apartment on Golden Hills Blvd. 2+1 with indoor laundry. Open & bright kitchen. Nice size back yard. $600 a month + $600 Sec. deposit. 21600 Loop St. Very nice, newer 3BR/2BA, second story apartment in Golden Hills. Large open kitchen, washer/dryer hook-ups inside unit. $725 a month + $725 sec. deposit


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


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None other like it in Bear Valley Springs! A truly custom Craftsman home. Character, style and charm engulf this beautiful home. Features of this home are grand, and many. Solid wood doors, wood flooring, tile and granite. The open kitchen has an abundance of cabinets, a Viking stove, and counters galore -- Split wing floor plan is large and accommodating. This home is an entertainer’s dream and a family’s delight! -- Priced at $289,000.

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Help Wanted COMMUNITY REPORTER: The Tehachapi News seeks a Community Reporter to assist us in providing coverage in the newspaper for events and activities sponsored by local clubs, organizations, churches and schools. Proficiency with computer, typing, good spelling and ability to work independently required. Experience with Photoshop or pagination program desirable. Part-time, 24 hours per week. One year of reporting or writing, required; volunteer experience doing publicity or post-secondary education in journalism may be substituted for experience. Apply in person at 411 N. Mill St., Tehachapi. All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug screen and background investigation. Must have California Driver’s License with acceptable DMV record, independent transportation and insurance. Equal Opportunity Employer. Driver - Qualify for any portion of $.03/mile quarterly bonus: $.01 Safety, $.01 Production, $.01 MPG. Two raises in first year. 3 months recent experience. 800-414-9569 (Cal-SCAN) DRIVERS: APPLY NOW. 13 Drivers Needed, Top 5% Pay & Benefits. Class A CDL Required. Call 877-258-8782 (CalSCAN) Drivers: Inexperienced? Get on the Road to a Successful Career with CDL Training. Regional Training Locations. Train and WORK for Central Refrigerated (877) 369-7091 (Cal-SCAN)

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Good Shepherd Preschool Hiring prt. time Inf./Tod. Crts. a must 661-823-7740 Home improvement help is available in our Business & Services Directory

Style Country Salon next to New Restaurant/Shopping Center & Motels. Stations with individual retail cabinets. Recently refurbished. Need both Stylists and Manicurists. 822-5743, 823-7227, 747-1292 Karen

Handyman Needed in SS to do lawn care, home repairs. Must be sober, reliable, & honest. Flex hrs. $10/hr. 823-7907

Tehachapi Automotive is now accepting applications for Smog Licensed Technician/Mechanic. Call Ray 661-330-4565

Keyboardist B3 Piano for Paid Live Concert, Backups a plus. Call 839-6370

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Tele-Marketing and Sales positions Do you enjoy talking with people? Do you have your own dependable transportation? Can follow directions? If you answered yes and want to work a minimum of 28 hours a week in a fun environment, please plan to attend. We pay an hourly wage, plus commissions and bonuses! REFRESHMENTS SERVED ALL DAY!

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Needed Very busy real estate office is looking for a Part-Time Receptionist, Two weekends a month. Must be dependable, organized, good people skills, Excellent telephone demeanor and can multi-task. Drop Resumes off at 765 Tucker Rd, Tehachapi, Ca

Tehachapi Parks & Rec Day Camp Counselors $8.00-$10.00/hour Responsible for executing daily day camp activities. Knowledge of recreational games, crafts and activities. Must be at least 16 years old, mature, responsible. For more details and to apply, see or call 661-822-3228

Real Estate Rentals Wanted To Rent Hotels / Motels and more...

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

Tehachapi Rentals Furn Rooms for Rent in town, all util incl. great area $415..... 823-7223

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2 Bdrm 1 1/2 bath, Town- 20300 #D Valley Blvd. home, single car garage, (Corner of Santa Lucia) Prowasher/dryer hkups $850+ fessional building-office $850 Dep. 661-972-0696 space approx 1000 sq ft. $800 mo. 4 Seasons Realty 822-RENT. EOH 2 + 1 GH, Upstairs, $500 dep $575/mo. Ready 3/15 $$$$$$$ Coin op laun. 661-345-0307 are hiding in your $1,350+$1,350 Sec., Bear attic, closet or garage. Valley Springs, 3 bdrms, 2 GH. 1+1 W/FP & lrg. closet; 21629 Golden Star Blvd. Sell those items fast 2+1, garage, 2 yrs old. $695 coin op lndry. $550 sec, in the baths, completely redone, + $695 sec. 661-549-1919 $550mo. water/trash pd. Classified Marketplace. everything new, 2 car gar, Ref. req. 823-9938 Call 822-6828. fenced yd, 661-821-3938 2+1, G.H., w/d hkups, fplc., GH Apartment 20241 Park fenced yard, $700/mo+$700 DELUXE OFFICE SUITE, In Town 2+1, stove, refrig., dishwasher, central heat & Rd. 2+1, 1 car garage, $650, security dep., 21401 Golden 900 SF, carpeted, blinds, Call 750-3160 Hills Blvd, 661-822-3983 A/C, restroom, across from air, jaccuzzi tub, W/D hookCity Hall, $900/mo ups, garage +1 parking, GH 2 + 1 fnced yard, forced 661-822-7625. FREE RENTAL LIST small yard, pd water & heating & A/C, newer unit, available. 4 Seasons Realty. trash, $800/mo + dep. cul-de-sac, small pet ok. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT 661-752-5720 $650/mo. 821-0518 EHO 4 Seasons Realty Real Estate Cute 2+1 Fridge, Laundry Sales facilities, W/T paid. Newly Commercial refurbished. 472-9394 Acreage Lots Houses For Sale Rentals and more... 216 W. Valley Blvd. $999 GH 2+1, utility room w/ Rent $999 Deposit 3 Bed- W/D hookups, A/C, stove, Office Space avail., refrigerator, dishwasher, rooms 1 Bath W/D Hookprime downtown location ups, Large Lot & Garage garage +1 parking space, pd 150 sq ft. reasonable rate. Homes water & trash, $650/mo + Call 661-863-0000 661-619-4594 dep. 661-752-5720 for Sale Quality homes for rent. View listings @ Call Kathy Carey @ 661-331-1514. Serving Tehachapi for 25 years!

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

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GH 3+2+ bonus rm, 1700 sq ft, on 1 acre horse prop. Cent heat & air. Super clean, new flooring & paint. $1125 + dep. 661-724-1186 or 661-202-0898 BVS, 3+2+2 Car Garage, on Valley Floor Acre with Fence & Horse fac. $1,250mo. Call 304-8888 3+2, nat gas, 21609 Loop St. in Golden Hills. $975. Avail soon, 661-822-8340 BVS, 3+3 w/huge shop. Great location, views, oaks. 2 car garage, fenced yard. $1,750 long term lease. Owner 310-903-3663 FREE RENTAL LIST available. 4 Seasons Realty. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT EHO 4 Seasons Realty In town, 4+2, near school, no pets, $1100/mo $1100 sec. 823-0223 or 301-6347 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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