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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 1st Friday • Guy and Debbie Martin, 1st Saturday • Alicia Hansen 2nd Friday • Geezers on the Loose 2nd Saturday • Craig Shaw 3rd Friday • Grim Bernhoft 3rd Saturday • Pat Strong Trio 4th Friday • Jug Band 4th Saturday Apple Shed • Tehachapi Music provided during dinner hours, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. 823-8333 • Debbie and Guy Martin Thursday, 2nd Saturday, 3rd and 4th Friday. • The Mountain Boys 1st Friday • Jo Stone 1st Saturday • Moving On 1st and 3rd Sunday • The Geezers 2nd Friday • Craig Shaw 2nd and 4th Sunday • Mountain Pass 3rd Saturday 58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi 480 Steuber Rd., 822-9992 • Ladies Night Manic

Mondays, 80's music 5 to 8pm • Key Largo Band Saturday, 8 p.m. to close. • Yana Reznik, April 30, Russian pianist. $30 general/$20 student.

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• Full Moon Drumming CIrcle Saturday, May 25; 6 to 8 p.m. Bring drums, rattles, singing bowls and/or your best voice along with a potluck dish to share. Tehachapi Treasure Trove, 116 East Tehachap Blvd. 8226794 Sagebrush Cafe • Lancaster Live music first Friday of each month. 42104 50th St. West,

Concerts Summit Singers • Tehachapi May 4, Spring Concert, at First Baptist Church, 1049 South Curry St., 7 p.m. Tickets: $10/person, $25/family 822-3836. 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/tickets: • Brian Finnegan and William Coulter, Irish Flute & Guitar duo, Friday, May 3; 7p.m. • Juni Fisher, Cowgirl balladeer, May 10; 7 p.m. Antelope Valley Community Concert Season • Lancaster 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., 661-9452633 www.avcommuni-

Rabobank Theatre • Bakersfield 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or, 8527300, (Unless otherwise noted) • Great Start-Great Finish! May 11, 8 p.m. • Juanes May 17, 8 p.m. The Fox Theatre • Bakersfield 2001 H. St. Tickets: • Darius Rucker April 26, 8 p.m. • An Evening with Steve Miller Band May 19; 7:30 p.m. • Primus 3D: May 29; 8 p.m.

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Do you have your tickets? The Summit Singers are ready to present their Spring concert on Saturday, May 4, at First Baptist Church, 1049 South Curry St., at 7 p.m. They’re shown practicing their program at a recent rehearsal. Also pictured is “4 Goodness Sake,” a local women’s barbershop quartet, which has been “adopted” to sing at almost all of the Summit Singers concerts. Tickets may be purchased from a chorus member, or from the Apple Shed, Books and Crannies, Mountain Music, or Tehachapi Furniture. The Summit Singers were “born” in Tehachapi fourteen years ago, and continue to be Tehachapi’s own home-grown community chorus. Many of the singers have been with the group since its inception, but have been joined over the years by many newcomers. Together they have developed a unique and professional sound, which continues to entertain local audiences year after year. Under the direction of local choral director, Chick Gamble, for over ten years, the Summit Singers became the “go to” group to musically kick off the Christmas season every year, as well as to entertain audiences at one or


Members of the Summit Singers practice in preparation for their last show of the season, on May 4th, at First Baptist Church, 1049 South Curry St., at 7 p.m. two Spring concerts. With the illness of their beloved director, the last two seasons have seen the group working with new leadership. Fortunately, that new leadership came with expertise and dedication from within the Summit Singers group itself. Last year saw Ken Williams, a former bass with the group, directing the Summit Singers and doing a marvelous job. And this year Lon Salzman, formerly a tenor with the group, directs the singers with his own brand of expertise. Accompanying the Summit Singers on the piano is former alto, Julie Searfoss, who stepped up when circumstances required former accompanist Nancy Grecian to take a hiatus from the piano.

The Summit Singers have developed warm ties within their ranks, and they are hoping to add to their close-knit “family” next season. Practice for next season will begin in September. With the help of a grant awarded by the Arts Council of Kern, they will be able to make membership more affordable next year, and hope to attract many more singers from the community. They have discussed ideas to bring younger singers into the group, and may even be able to offer a scholarship in the near future. The Summit Singers believe that music offers a way to share the joy of life, and to communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds. Will you join in that joy? Call 822-3836 with any questions you may have.

‘The Princess and the Pea’ continues until May 5 at the Beekay Theatre BY MONICA NADON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” continues its performances onstage at the historic Beekay Theatre. Andersen’s fairy tales are among the most frequently translated works in all literary history. Playwright Michele L. Vacca adapts the story to tell the fable of a prince in search of a real princess to make his bride. In his journey to find a true princess, the prince comes across numerous princesses. From a bookish princess to a “valley girl” princess, even a princess from another galaxy.

TCT Jr. is a branch of the Tehachapi Community Theatre that gives young children an opportunity to learn performance skills. The young actors not only have fun performing on the stage, they even get involved in helping to paint the set and make props for the show. Come enjoy a performance of “The Princess and the Pea” and decide which princess is your favorite! Remaining performance dates are Fridays and Saturdays, April 26, 27, May 3, 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees April 28 and May 5 at 2 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 online at www.tcton-


Prince Valiant, Sean Lamonte, encounters Princess Zebrina, Mia Bonham, in his travels to find a real princess. or at the ticket outlets: Tehachapi Furniture, Johnny’s Take n’ Bake or Picture Perfect and Stamps of Approval. Tickets will also be sold at the theatre box office 30 minutes prior to show time.

Performances are held at the BeeKay Theatre, 110 S. Green St. For more information please call the TCT message line at 822-4037 or visit the TCT web-site at


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Brian Finnegan and William Coulter at Fiddlers Crossing BY DEBORAH HAND CONTRIBUTING WRITER

First Friday is usually an Open House night at Fiddlers Crossing. But Friday, May 3, the venue will be presenting a concert by two of the finest virtuosos in Irish music today, Brian Finnegan and William Coulter. The two will also give workshops at 10 a.m. the next morning. Finnegan, from Armagh, Northern Ireland, is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting flute and tin whistle players. He has toured the world as the creative and driving force for the Anglo-Irish band, Flook

for over 13 years, and is considered a “maverick” for his innovative approach to the Irish flute and whistle. Finnegan said that his music is forged from both his native tradition and from his love of a wider musical tapestry. His traveling and touring in India and Eastern Europe, he said, had a particularly deep and profound effect on his music. Coulter, from Santa Cruz, is a Grammy winning guitarist who has been performing and recording Irish traditional music for the past 20 years. He is no stranger to Tehachapi andwill also be returning to Camp

Kiya (in Mountain Park) for the third time this summer, July 21-25, teaching both classical and traditional guitar playing. Coulter received his BA in music from UC Santa Cruz and Master’s Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory. Along with his studies in classical guitar, he was always drawn to traditional Irish and American folk music. This interest led to his second Master’s degree from UCSC in 1994 in ethnomusicology, with an emphasis on traditional Irish music, language and song. Fiddlers Crossing is at 206 E. “F” St. at Robin-

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On behalf of Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, Phyllis Belcher receives Certificate of Recognition from Mayor Philip Smith

Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra has received a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Tehachapi in commemoration of its 15th season of presenting free concerts for the community. The orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Newby, provides an opportunity for local musicians to be part of a high quality orchestra to maintain and improve their skill. The orchestra also sponsors a youth orchestra, Tehachapi Strings, which offers a learning opportunity for future musicians. The Symphony Orches-

tra offers five free concerts each season. The next concert will be presented Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. at Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road. It features the winner of the Young Artist Competition. This competition is held each year and a $500 scholarship is awarded to the winner in addition to the opportunity to perform as a soloist. The orchestra will also play Brahms' Symphony No. 2 as well as perform a piece accompanied by the Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus.

son 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 $20, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For a preview of the concert, listen to these tunes on youtube, as well as go to


On May 3 Fiddlers Crossing will be presenting a concert by two of the finest virtuosos in Irish music today, Brian Finnegan and William Coulter. The two will also give music workshops at 10 a.m. the next morning.

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Performances Beekay Theatre • Tehachapi 110 S. Green

St. Ticket and info: • Princess and The Pea, April 26, 27, May 3, 4; 7 p.m. Matinees: April 28, May 5; 2 p.m. • North Woods Nonsense May 16, 17, 18; 6 p.m., and May 19; 2 p.m., performed by students of Heritage Oak School. $10 admission. For information call 823-0885 • 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 Now through - May 4, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m., Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr.

Tickets: 587-3377 or The Birds • Bakersfield April 26, 27, and 28, 5 p.m. on the lawn area between Memorial Stadium and the Bakersfield College Gymnasium, 1801 Panama Drive, Bakersfield. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Presented by Bakersfield College’s Department of Performing Arts,, 661395-4326.

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niques for watercolor painting. $180 ($30/session) or pay in advance $150, plus materials. Interested students may attend any class to get a feel for the program. • Basic Drawing with Carole Joyce, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 24; $30/class, for adults and young folk. • Loom Beading with Susanna Monette, May 6, $15 plus materials. • Tie Dye Flag T-Shirt with Susanna Monette, May 11, 1 to 3 p.m; $30 Materials Included.  Create a red, white and blue flag design t-shirt in earth tones. (Please state t-shirt size when enrolling for the class.) • Beading Basics with Dawn Callahan, May 11, 1 to 4 p.m; $25 plus materials. Create your own earrings and necklace. • Fancy Doodle Watercolor Butterfly with Nancy Waldron, Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m; $35 plus materials. Students will create a butterfly in Fancy Doodle design in watercolors. Please bring a sack lunch. See MORE • Page 7


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• Polymer Clay Feather Cane with Cathy Clark, May 19, 1 to 4 p.m; $35 • Hollow Earth Clay Sculpture with Susanna Monette May 23, 10 a.m. -1 p.m; $35 materials Included. Learn to create hollow sculptures from earth based clay. Pieces created will be dried and fired. • Watercolor Seminar " Pelicans" by Misty Mountain Painters, taught by Nancy Waldron, Saturday, May 25; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m..   Please contact Teri Gracey

• Color Without Your Palette! for All Mediums- with Phyllis Oliver, beginning and intermediate levels. • Figure Drawing Group with Charlotte White, meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, from 6-8 pm. Pre-register 330-2676 (evenings only) or Charlotte_l_white@yah • Experimental Watercolor Studio with Phyllis Oliver, meets on 3rd Monday of the month, 9 a.m.-noon. Pre-register 661-348-4717 or pego-


Carole Joyce teaching a drawing class for adults and young folk, at Tehachapi Treasure Trove. (661) 822-4153 or for information and reservations. Bakersfield Art Association • Bakersfield 1817 Eye St.,, 869-2320 (unless otherwise noted) • Very beginning acrylic painting; Saturdays, 1 - 4 p.m., 2053488, • Beginning drawing and watercolor for highschool students and adults; First and Third Mondays, 6 - 8 p.m., 330-2676 • Beginning oil painting Fridays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., 399-3707 • Composition Mondays, 2 - 5 pm., must call first: 333-4488 • Pencil lovers group Second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 9 a.m. - noon.,760-376-6604, • Fun with watercolorpen & ink Every Wednesday 9:30a.m. 12:30 p.m. 872-2332 • Framing clinic Every Wednesday, 1 - 4 p.m., 205-3488 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.

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Exhibitions 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.

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Age no barrier to heart valve repair BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. CONTRIBUTING WRITER

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I had an echocardiogram. The findings are consistent with "moderate to severe aortic stenosis with trace mitral and tricuspid regurgitation and mild pulmonic insufficiency, with left atrial enlargement and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. The ejection fraction is greater than 65 percent." My doctor referred me to a cardiologist, who told me I need surgery. I am 86 years old and do not feel it would be safe. Will you explain in plain English what I have, and if surgery would lengthen my life span? -- M.I. ANSWER: Forget about the mitral, tricuspid and pulmonic heart valves. These three valves have an insignificant leak. Your aortic valve, however, is your main problem. The aortic valve closes after the heart pumps blood out to the rest of the body. Your valve is so narrow (stenosis) that it creates an obstacle to emptying

the heart of blood. That has given rise to "diastolic dysfunction." Your heart can't fill with blood normally, as it should between heartbeats (diastole). It is less stretchable. The aortic valve trouble has caused it to thicken. Early on in aortic stenosis, all goes well. When the valve narrows to a critical size, about 1 square centimeter, symptoms arise, and heart damage progresses more rapidly. The three most important symptoms and signs of aortic stenosis are shortness of breath when up and about, chest pain with activity and fainting spells. Once these symptoms appear, a downhill course in heart health is to be expected. Even though you're 86, age is not a contraindication to surgery. If your health is otherwise good, you could be a candidate

for it. Discuss with the doctor the surgery he has in mind. Ask if you might be able to receive a new valve inserted into the heart through a surface blood vessel by way of a catheter. No extensive incisions are made. It's a less-traumatic procedure. Replacement of your heart valve will increase your life span and will do away with the severe symptoms that come from a narrowed aortic valve. The booklet on heartvalve disorders describes the more common causes of heartvalve problems and how they are treated. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -No. 105W, 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: What elevates a person's white blood cell count? What can a person do about it? Mine has been

high for a while. -- B.L. ANSWER: White blood cells are the body's warriors. They fight germs and perform other tasks to protect the body from infection. The normal white blood cell count is 5,000 to 10,000. Infections, inflammation, trauma, some noninfectious illnesses, leukemia and stress (including emotional stress) raise the count. So do dehydration and cortisone medicines. If no illnesses are found, it's not unusual to ignore the higher-thannormal count. If suspicions of hidden illness are high, then further testing has to be done -like a bone marrow test. A person can do nothing on his own to lower the count. 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.

Pediatric Cancer landscape calls for global outreach (NewsUSA) Around the world, pediatric cancer survival rates are failing to keep pace with real-life treatment and diagnostic opportunities. Five-year survival rates for children with cancer went from 30 percent in the 1960s to 80 percent in the 2000s, but since then improvements have been sparse. Developing countries, those too often faced with few resources and treatment options, suffer the most. In Africa, an estimated four-fifths of childhood cancer patients do not survive. But the strict regulatory nature of pediatric drugs, including some-

what outmoded research methods, is just as problematic in Europe and the U.S. An associate director at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Hematology and Oncology Products calls for global cooperation, insisting on the acknowledgement "that childhood cancer is a growing problem" that needs more international collaboration in clinical research. Collaboration like The National Children's Cancer Society Global Outreach Program, which helps facilitate donations of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to

countries in need. Since 1993, NCCS has distributed more than $292 million in medical help across 41 countries. That's more than 108,000 children who have been treated or helped by the joint efforts of NCCS and their pharmaceutical partners. With collaborative efforts such as this, pediatric cancer patients from impoverished regions have better access to effective treatment, much-needed pharmaceuticals and methods for early detection. But there's still a long way to go. Oncologists say inter-

national progress depends on increasing the quality and quantity of drug research, with an emphasis on modernizing regulations and cooperative outreach. Making headway in research, combined with a higher volume of global aid programs from resources like NCCS, means more information and treatment options will be available to lowincome countries. To learn more about the state of pediatric cancer or the need for international aid and global outreach, visit


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Three misunderstood elements of sleep for children and teens BY NATALIE WILLES CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Here are three misunderstood elements of sleep for infants and children age 5-18: 1. Brain development - A study released recently by Dr. Gravin, M.D. and Dr. Brown, Ph.D. , demonstrated that proper sleep cycles are necessary for the development of neurosensory and motor systems in fetus, newborns, children and teenagers. This means that repeated cycling through all the stages of sleep is essential for the body's nervous system to develop properly. Furthermore, since babies develop so many motor skills throughout the first year of their life, sleep is essential in order to allow the body to reach it's optimum potential in terms of rolling, sitting, crawling and walking. Infant sleep cycles need to be longer than 45 minutes in order for a full, restorative cycle to be

completed. If one has a poor napper, that is all the more reason to address night sleep as soon as possible so that the infant or child is at least getting some chance to develop their nervous system and motor skills properly. 2. Muscle Development - Muscle development happens almost exclusively during sleep! And this doesn't just matter if you're trying to bulk up - children spend a lot of their time growing and lengthening, turning baby fat into muscles. If infants and children are not sleeping properly, their muscles are not developing properly! 3. Lack of Sleep Contributes to Hyperactivity and Problematic Behavioral Issues - The New England Center for Pediatric Psychology has coined the term Faux ADHD to describe children who have been diagnosed with ADHD, but whose behaviors are in fact directly linked to

two detrimental sleep behaviors: First children who did not sleep in their own bed display ADHD-like behaviors seven times more often than children who sleep on their own, and second, children who did not have a consistent bedtime were eight times more likely to display ADHD-like behaviors than children who have a consistent nightly bedtime. If one is struggling with a child who displays ADHD-like behaviors, make sure sleep is ruled out as an issue first, especially if the child is not responding well to medications.


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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.

St., 661-972-8936 or 300-1517 or see website,

Cycling Events

Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District • Tehachapi 490 West “D” St. 822-3228, • Jazzercise Monday through Friday, weekly. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • Tai Chi Mondays 6:30 7:30 p.m. • Yoga Class Weekly on Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. • Zumba Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m., at 126 S. Snyder Ave. • Silver & Strong Wednesdays at 11 a.m. $40/month or $7 per class. • Pilates Thursdays at 5 p.m. $40/ month or $7 per class.

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:

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"


Kardio Kickboxing • Tehachapi Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Tehachapi Martial Arts, 20418 Brian Way, Suite 6, 823-0621.


The Bakersfield Blaze take on the Visalia Rawhide on April 26, 27 and April 28 at Sam Lynn Ballpark, 4009 Chester Ave. California City Parks and Rec • California CIty 10350 Heather Ave. 760-373-3530, • Adult Exercise Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • Tai Chi Wednesdays

and Fridays, 9:45 a.m.

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. Kick Start• Tehachapi on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. for children 3 to 6 years at Tehachapi Martial Arts, 20418 Brian Way, Suite 6, 823-0621. Hapkido• Tehachapi Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. at Tehachapi Martial Arts, 20418 Brian Way, Suite 6, 823-0621. Bully Class • Tehachapi May 17, 5 p.m to 6 p.m. Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, 20418 Brian Way. 823-0621, Combat Hapkido Seminar • Tehachapi May 18, 9a.m. to 3 p.m. Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, 20418 Brian Way. 823-0621,

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: Valley Achievement Center 8th Annual 5k/10k • Bakersfield Valley Achievement Center is hosting its 8th Annual 5k/10k benefiting individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities on April 27, at 6 a.m. (late registration) 7 a.m. (to run) at Riverwalk Park. To register early, please click the link below: event_detail.cfm?event _id=2087869 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

Motorsports Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd., 3392210• Fomoso Fun Ford Weekend • May 4 - 5. Super Chevy Show • Famoso May 31 - June 2. Saturday Night Nitro • Famoso June 16, July 14,

Sept. 7. Features nitro funny cars, dragsters, altered and exhibition cars. Mega Mopar Action • Famoso Oct. 5 -6. 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,

Activities TMSAR 5th Annual Clay Shoot • Bakersfield fundraiser clay shoot at the Kern County Gun Club, 12450 Shotgun Rd., on April 27, call 822-7778 or visit

Spectator Events Clear Channel Stadium • Lancaster 45116 Valley Central Way. •Lancaster Jethawks vs. Inland Empire 66ers on April 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and April 18 at 2 p.m. Sam Lynn Ballpark • Bakersfield 4009 Chester Ave. • Bakersfield Blaze vs. Visalia Rawhide on April 26 and 27 at 7:15 p.m. and April 28 at 11:30 a.m. TO SUBMIT LISTINGS send by email to: or call 823-6360.


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Daytrippin’ in Antelope Valley; Lions, tigers, poppies and planes BY MATTHEW MARTZ TEHACHAPI NEWS

Situated at the most western tip of the Mojave Desert between the Tehachapi and the San Gabriel Mountain ranges, and aptly named after the pronghorn antelopes that once wandered its desert floor, Antelope Valley is a rare mix of isolated desert landscapes and space age technology. Known as the “aerospace capital of the world,” the cities in the area are Palmdale and Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County, and Rosamond in the southeastern portion of Kern County. The entire valley is all within an hour or less drive from Tehachapi, making it a fantastic way to spend a day exploring the regions unique attractions. And no trip to the Antelope Valley would be complete without first visiting the musical road in Lancaster. Initially constructed for a Honda car commercial, this “noteworthy” stretch of highway was removed after neighbors complained about the noise. But thanks to the City of Lancaster, once again music lovers can enjoy "The William Tell Overture" as they drive down a scenic, less-populated stretch of Avenue G between 30th and 40th Streets West. Continuing west on Avenue G approximately 12 miles, travelers will find themselves at the foot of the lazy, rolling foothills of the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, where beginning in March through May, are highlighted with the vibrant orange of California’s native flower. The reserve, located at 15101 Lancaster Road, is a great place to take a break with the entire family, stopping for an afternoon picnic before hiking one of

the eight miles of dirt trails that that all connect in a loop around the reserve. Entrance to the reserve is free, but there is an $10 parking fee. If looking for more bite to your journey, then a visit to the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound in nearby Rosamond is in order. Affectionately known as the “Cat House,” this conservation center located at 3718 60th Street West, offers feline fanatics a close personal experience of the world’s coolest endangered species of big cats. Admission is just $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids 312. Parking is free. The compound is located off Rosamond Boulevard and is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Wednesdays. Finally, for aviation addicts and military enthusiasts, the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum at Edwards Air Force base provides an exciting opportunity to see nearly 40 historic aircraft as well as other various artifacts including, aircraft propulsion systems, missiles, technical drawings, personal memorabilia and rare photographs. The museum is located at 405 S. Rosamond Blvd., and is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for individuals with official business on base. For those that don’t have base access, there is a general public tour offered twice a month. The tours are free, but reservations are required. For more information visit, or call any of 2773517. Because of its desert climate, the best time to visit the Antelope Valley is in the fall or early spring, as summer temperatures can soar well into triple digits.


Above: A family of cheetahs relax together at the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound in Rosamond. Left: Initially constructed for a Honda car commercial, motorists traveling on this “noteworthy” stretch of highway in Lancaster create a musical tune as they drive. PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.VIRTUALTOURIST.COM

Fish & Wildlife

Would hatching and raising wild turkeys run afoul of the law? Q&As from the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: If I want to raise a couple of turkeys from eggs that I believe came from partly or mostly wild stock, would I run afoul of California law? They would not be used for any business purposes and would remain on my property. I would prefer to let them roam around my place, which is quite large and full of native habitat, as opposed to keeping them penned up. There are currently no wild turkeys in my


Wild spring turkeys

area. (Tucker) Answer: You cannot take eggs from the wild to raise. Nesting birds are given protection from “harassment” while sitting on and incubating their eggs. In addition, wild turkeys cannot be domestically reared and released for propagation or hunting purposes. Only wild trapped turkeys trapped from the wild by the Department may be released into the wild (California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 671.6(b)).

Fishing for different species with separate rods? Question: I have a question about fishing for salmon and groundfish off the coast of San Francisco. I understand that only one rod can be used to fish each type. My question is over whether it’s ok to fish for both types of fish at the same time? By this I mean one rod

set up for salmon using the "mooching" style of fishing at around 10 feet of water with frozen bait. The other rod would be set up for groundfish using shrimp flies at the bottom of the ocean floor around 85 ft. Your help is much appreciated. (Jason) Answer: Nice try! But no, you may use only one rod when targeting salmon or groundfish. You may not use one rod for salmon and one rod for groundfish at the same time. You are also restricted to using only barbless hooks if you have a salmon on your boat, even if you are targeting rockfish at the time (see CCR Title 14, section 27.80.)

Where can bluegill be used for bait? Question: Many times I have seen people on the docks in the Delta catching bluegill for striper bait. Is this permitted for black bass bait in Lake Don Pedro if the bluegill are caught there and not transported from another place? (John and Diane H.) Answer: Bluegill may not

be used as bait at Lake Don Pedro. California sportfishing regulations for freshwater generally prohibit using live or dead finfish for bait. Although certain species of finfish may be used in the waters where taken, bluegill may only be used in the Colorado River District (see CCR, Title 14, section 4.15(a)) and portions of the Valley and South Central Districts (see CCR, Title 14, section 4.20(d)). While Lake Don Pedro is inside the Valley District (see CCR, Title 14, section 6.36), it is not included as a location where bluegill may be used as bait.

Orange hunter vests Question: I recently completed my hunter safety education course, got my license and went hunting with a small group on private land. None of us wore hunter safety orange vests as we were all together at all times and in each other’s line of sights. I see hunting shows where they sometimes don't wear the orange hunter vests either. When do you wear the vests? Is it accept-

able to not wear them while on private land when you’re with a small group and know where everyone is? Or, do you have to wear orange all the time while hunting? (Joseph L., OIF Vet) Answer: Though some states require hunters (especially when hunting upland game) to wear blaze orange all the time while in the field for safety reasons, in California we do not require it. It is a good idea to wear this distinctive color whenever possible for your safety as it does help you to stand out, but there is no law requiring it. You’ll find that orange is being incorporated more and more into hunting camouflage patterns to provide greater safety. One thing to note for deer hunting, deer cannot detect the color orange. To deer, orange looks gray. CARRIE WILSON is a marine environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. While she cannot personally answer everyone’s questions, she will select a few to answer each week in this column. Please contact her at


(Family Features) Starting the day right with a good breakfast helps set the tone for your day. In fact, studies show that kids who eat breakfast have better scores on math, reading and standardized tests; are better able to pay attention; and have fewer absences and incidences of tardiness, compared to breakfast skippers. But is your breakfast the best it can be? Experts recommend 20 to 30 grams of protein at each meal, and while breakfast is typically lower in protein than other meals, it's a particularly important time to include protein in your diet - to help you get the right start to your day. In fact, when you have your protein can be just as important as how much you have, and research suggests that spreading protein intake throughout the day - rather than just at lunch or dinner - can optimize how your body uses it, and that means making sure you include enough protein at breakfast. A protein-packed breakfast can also help you feel "healthy full" so you stave off mid-morning cravings and can stick to healthier eating throughout the day. Help your whole family start the day right and include protein in your nutritious breakfast. Try these tips to maximize protein in the morning: • Make your morning oatmeal with milk instead of water. Top with almonds for extra protein, too. • Include a glass of milk with your morning meal. An 8-ounce glass of milk has 8 grams of quality protein. • Make your own smoothie and choose your favorite frozen fruit. • Grab a latte, instead of black coffee, and pair it with peanut butter toast and some fruit for a balanced meal. • Whip up a bowl of cottage cheese topped with fruit and honey. • Create a breakfast BLT with a whole grain muffin, lean turkey bacon and lettuce and tomato. Find more ways to give your morning a boost with recipes at

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Hearty Oatmeal with Strawberries, Dried Cherries and Almonds Servings: 2 • 1 3/4 cups low fat or fat free milk • 1 cup old-fashioned or quick cooking oats (not instant) • 1 teaspoon brown sugar • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries • 1/4 cup dried cherries • 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds Combine milk, oatmeal, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often to prevent boiling over. Cook until thickened; divide between two serving bowls and top with strawberries, cherries, and almonds. Serve immediately. Nutrition: 360 calories; 6 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 15 g protein; 61 g carbohydrates; 6 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 300 mg calcium (30% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.

Apple-Raisin Breakfast Quinoa Servings: 5 • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed according to package directions • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 2 cups low fat or fat free milk • 1/2 cup water • 3 tablespoons brown sugar • 1 tart-sweet apple (such as Braeburn), chopped • 1/2 cup raisins • 1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts Toast quinoa and cinnamon in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Cook until quinoa is golden and cinnamon is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add milk, water, and brown sugar; bring to a simmer, and cover. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until liquid is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Fold in chopped apple, raisins, and walnuts and let stand a

few minutes, covered, to heat through. Serve with additional milk. Nutrition: 300 calories; 7 g fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g protein; 53 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 5 mg sodium; 163 mg calcium (16% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.

Go Green Smoothie Servings: 2 • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, lightly packed • 1 cup low fat or fat free milk • 1/2 cup green grapes • 1/2 cup honeydew melon, chopped • 1/2 cup ice cubes • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped • 2 tablespoons honey • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter • 1 tablespoon lime juice In a blender, combine all ingredients. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Nutrition: 240 calories; 5 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g protein; 45 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 90 mg sodium; 212 mg calcium (20% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.

Peaches & Cream Smoothie Servings: 2 • 1 cup low fat or fat free milk • 1 cup frozen peach slices • 1/2 cup fresh mango • 2 tablespoons honey In a blender, combine all ingredients. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Nutrition: 162 calories; 0 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 5 g protein; 38 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 53 mg sodium; 163 mg calcium (16% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk. Source: MilkPEP


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Refreshing communities through outdoor gardens

Critter Corner

(NewsUSA) - Whether you live in an urban or rural area, enjoying the outdoors is something many Americans have in common, and we experience it in different ways - both big and small -from growing herbs on the back porch to perusing the community farmer's market in town. But why not take it a step further and take action to make your community a little greener? Creating an outdoor oasis helps preserve green space, beautifies neighborhoods, and can also bring together the community through a shared cause. One way to do this is through The Pepsi Refresh Project, which through the input of people across the country, awards grants to projects, for both individuals and organizations, that do good for the community. This month Pepsi is challenging America, asking "How can you upgrade your hometown with a new community garden?" Go to www.refresheverything.c

Pet owners beware: Pests are poised for attack

The Pepsi Refresh Project enables communities to create gardens and other initiatives om and give Pepsi your best answer, or click through the hundreds of other entries to vote on your favorite ideas to help ensure worthy organizations receive the funding they deserve. Since last year, Americans have chosen to award more than 20 million dollars to community-supportive ideas that receive the greatest number of votes through this landmark fundraising effort. Take Central Elementary Gardens for exam-

ple, started by teacher Christy Cuthbert, who used the $25,000 Pepsi Refresh Project grant to create an outdoor learning center and garden for

her school. Students not only get their hands dirty in the garden, but also learn skills to promote and manage a communiSee PEPSI • Page 14

(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 four-legged 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 See PREVENTING • Page 14


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Practical Money Matters

Before you rent, do your homework BY JASON ALDERMAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Maybe you're a college student looking to rent your first apartment; or a downsizing homeowner reentering the rental market for the first time in decades. Whatever your situation, there are many precautions you should take before renting any property. The last thing you want is to be saddled with a 12-month lease you can't afford or to be stuck in a neighborhood you've come to detest. As one who's been there, let me share a few tips for renting a home: Before you even start looking, know how much you can afford to spend. Housing is the biggest monthly expense for most people so if you miscalculate what rent is affordable, your budget will suffer from the get-go. Besides rent, don't forget such additional expenses as a security deposit, utilities, cable/satellite, Internet access, renters insurance, parking and laundry facilities and one-time movein expenses like window treatments, appliances or rugs. Scope out the neighborhood. Determine how safe you feel walking around, especially if you'll be parking on the street. Come back to see if the neighborhood's character changes at night or on the weekend. Also note the proximity to parks, schools, grocery stores, public transportation and busy commuter routes. Thoroughly inspect each potential rental: • Consider total useable space – sometimes a smaller unit with a welldesigned floor plan is more desirable than a larger space with a poor layout. • Use a tape measure to measure each room to determine whether your furniture will fit. Ensure there's sufficient closet, cupboard and storage space. • Look for safety features like deadbolts and peepholes on exterior doors, well-lit corridors, stairwells and parking structures, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and bars or other security features on first-floor windows. • In multi-unit buildings, note the condition of common areas – that's a clue how attentive the owner/manag-

er is regarding upkeep. • Note the condition of appliances, plumbing fixtures, floors/carpeting, electrical outlets and switches, light fixtures, walls and windows. If you spot damaged or worn items, ask whether they'll be replaced. If not, make sure they're noted in the rental agreement. • Check the water pressure and hot water quality. • Check seals around doors, windows and vents; if leaky, they can boost utility bills. • Look for evidence of previous water leaks and mold. • Check for soundproofing, especially if there are adjoining apartments. Once you find a suitable place, read the rental agreement carefully. Don't hesitate to ask a lawyer or more experienced friend to review it. If not spelled out in the lease you may want to ask the landlord: • How much is the security deposit and what are the requirements for getting a full refund? • How are rent increases determined? • What happens after the lease term ends? Often, it'll convert to a month-to-month rental agreement where you can leave anytime with proper notice (usually 30 days). • How many tenants are allowed? • What are building policies for things like houseguests, noise curfews, maintenance and repairs, pest control, smoking, lost keys and pets? • Can you sublet the unit before your lease expires? And finally, be aware that many landlords check credit reports of potential tenants. Before you start looking, check your own credit report so there are no surprises. You can order one free report per year from each of the three major credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. (Order through; otherwise you'll pay a small fee.)

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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 attaches too closely to a dog's spine, causing respiratory problems and, in severe cases, death. Fleas aren't any safer as their saliva can transfer anemia, dermatitis and tapeworms. "Fleas are known for their quick breeding capabilities, and a handful on your pet can quickly turn into hundreds in your home if left unchecked," explains Henriksen. "Their small size and mobility make it impossible to detect them on surfaces such as carpets and linens." Protect the health of your beloved pets and your family by trusting some key pest prevention tips from the NPMA: • Avoid walking through tall grass or

Pet & Rescue

Topper Tiny Topper My name is Topper, I'm a one year young, seven pound pure-bred tan male Chihuahua. I ride well in the car, I am housetrained, and play well with others. To adopt tiny Topper, by all means, call Janis at 661599-6400 or Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets, 661-823-4100, menu #2.

ty farmers market. There's also the Brigit's Bounty started by a Colorado resident, Brandi-Lynn Greig. She used her $25,000 grant to provide fencing, seeds, trees, and educational programming for a community garden, which provides fresh vegetables to over 200 families in need each month. Other ways to get involved are to join an already established community garden or farm in your area. From planting to managing sales, there are

Romeo, the next he’s like your brother! He is a delightful cat who quietly roams the house and never has an accident. He is extraordinairly clean and very low maintenance. He doesn’t romp and play but he does like to sit with his person, so he would be a wonderful pet for an older owner. Unfortunately, he wants to be the only cat. Shadow was declawed on his front paws before he came to us so he can never go outside. We know there has to be someone out there for this sweet boy.

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thick, low-growing vegetation with your pets. • Bathe pets regularly to detect pests and get rid of them. If you have a longhaired animal, brush their fur to keep track of any pest activity. • Vacuum and wash pet bedding and toys often, especially if you notice or suspect fleas. • Pay attention to excessive scratching, licking or nibbling behavior in your pets. • Talk to your veterinarian about options to protect your animals, like heartworm or anti-flea and -tick medicines. • If you discover a pest problem, contact a local pest professional immediately to determine if the pest problem has occurred as a result of an infestation in and around your home. If you're unsure of where to find a credible, licensed pest control expert, use the locator tool at

several ways you can contribute. Every action helps to create major impact on communities, whether you choose to vote for your favorite idea or put your own idea into action. Even as the summer days start to shorten and we head back to school, Pepsi will continue to challenge Americans with the next question, asking, "How would you make learning fun?" No matter the season, ideas can always inspire change in communities and the Pepsi Refresh Project encourages just that.

Shadow Sweet Shadow Shadow is an older gentleman of approximately 12 years. He’s solid black, medium length hair. He has a fickle nautre, one night he is

Mr. Kitty Mr. Kitty My name is Mr. Kitty and I am a neutered male, three year old, Maine Coon Russian blue mix. My owner has emotional problems and can no longer care for me. I have been an indoor/outdoor cat but I have beautiful long gray hair so will need brushing if I go outside. I was an only pet so I don't know if I would get along with other animals. I just lived with one

man. I am very affectionate and love to be petted. There are lots of other really neat adult cats here so if I am not for you, please check them out at or call 661823-0699.

Rescue Group Contacts • Tehachapi Humane Society - 823-0699, 21600 Golden Star, Tehachapi. Visit the THS website at • Have a Heart Humane Society Society750-2261, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Tehachapi. See adoptable dogs at • Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP)823-4100,, 785 Tucker Road, Tehachapi. Visit the STOP website at • Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue- Call Zach at 972-3852 or visit • 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, April 26, 2013

Noteworthy Grand Jury’s Administration and Audit Committee meets with Kern County Roads Department The Kern County Grand Jury recently released a report of its Administration and Audit Committee. The committee visited the Kern County Roads Department on Dec. 6, 2012, which offices are located at 2700 M St., Suite 400 in Bakersfield. The committee has investigated and reported on various departments throughout Kern

County. The committe reviewed past records and determined that the Kern County Roads Department had not been visited by the Grand Jury in over four years. The committee researched via internet prior to visiting with the Kern County Roads Department. The committee met with the director and staff and was provided with a

presentation followed by a tour of the facilities. The stated mission of the Kern County Roads Department is to “Plan, design, construct and maintain the safest, most cost-effective public roadways for the movement of people and goods.” The Road Fund was established April 2, 1866. The Collier-Burns Act, adopted by the state leg-

islature on Jan. 1, 1948, provides for the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges based on the areas of greatest need within the Commissioner by the Board of Supervisors (Board.) On March 26,1979, the board directed the merger of the Road Fund with the Public Works Department. On July 1, 1992, upon board order, the Public Works Department was reorganized. The staff and responsibilities for Roads and Transit were placed under direction of the Resource Management Agency. The current director was appointed Road Commissioner oby the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 11, 1994. Following the reorganization in July 2011, the


tax, a $10 million increase for work and development is expected. The Kern County Roads Department is subdivided into six departments • Administrative/ Special projects • Design • Maintenance • Construction • Office Engineering • Development Review The Kern County Roads Department continues to maintain a high level of efficiency despite buget cutbacks. As funding becomes available pending projects should continue to get the proper funding to completion. The Administration and Audit Committee commended the department and had no recommendations at that time.



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Pastor Erwin Joham


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11 AM Sabbath School 9:30 AM

Where Love and Joy Abound Worship Service Time: Sun. 10:00 a.m.

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

agency was dissolved and the Roads Department and the Transit Division began reporting directly to the Board of Supervisors. The Grand Jury committee found that Kern County is the the third largest county in the state and has the second largest road system with Fresno County being the largest. Staffing levels are at the base level of 71 personnel with additional personnel added in the summer months for the upkeep of the 3,300 roads in the county. The Kern County Roads Department is a stand alone Road Fund with $1.5 billion in investments in the road system. This funding comes out of the general fund. This year due to an increase from the gas

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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

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Tehachapi Mountain Vineyard Sunday Worship 9am & 11am New Location At: Full Children’s Ministry at both services 502 East Pinon • 822-9313 MS & HS Youth Group at 11am An associate fellowship of the Desert Vineyard, Lancaster, CA

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Friday, April 26, 2013 — The Weekender

Caltrans installing new signs statewide to remind motorists to ‘Move Over’ Caltrans workers and the California Highway Patrol will be out in force today on highways throughout the state, installing “Move Over” signs intended to help save lives and increase safety for motorists, highway workers, CHP officers, and other law enforcement. “Every day, highway workers put their lives in danger just by going to work,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm

Dougherty. “We’re asking motorists to slow down, watch out for highway workers and CHP, and safely move over a lane when they see flashing amber lights on Caltrans or other emergency vehicles.” The new signs will display the messages, “Move Over or Slow for Stopped Emergency and Maintenance Vehicles” and “Move Over or Slow When Amber Lights Flashing.” In addition, more than 700

existing electronic highway message signs statewide will display, “Move Over or Slow for Workers, It’s the Law.” “Every year, a growing number of law enforcement, emergency personnel, and highway workers are killed or injured along California’s roadways,” said California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow. “One way to help minimize the risk for these workers is for the motor-

ing public to do their part by paying attention and exercising caution on the road. If you see emergency lights on the shoulder ahead, the law requires you to move over or slow down.” The Move Over law, which took effect in 2007, was amended in 2009 to add Caltrans vehicles displaying flashing amber warning lights to the list of vehicles for which motorists must move over if safe to do

so, or slow down. Highway construction and maintenance work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Since the 1920s, 178 Caltrans

employees have died while on the job. For more information about Move Over, please visit moveover/.

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Effective Date: April 23, 2013


Friday, April 26, 2013, Weekender


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Bear Valley on golf course, 3 bedroom, newly remodeled. $1150/mo + security, Call agent Rubien 822-4433 or 747-3036

3+2, 2 car gar, GH culdsac, fncd, deck, $950 1st + dep Avail May 1st 805-985-4005

GH, 3+2, near grd. sch., a/c 4 yrs. new, granite, laudry House for Rent in Golden rm. $1100 + sec. 663-9490 Hills 3 bdrm 2 bath, $1,250 month, contact Josh Town , 3BR + 2.5 BA, FP, Storage Shed, Fenced Yard, 661-822-3500 $1,100/mo + dep. 972-2043 Golden Hills East Inyokern/Ridgecrest area Casa Grande 3 cuartos 3 4 CASAS en Venta $105,000 banos. Camina a Golden por todas. Mas de $2,000 Hills Elementary. Yarda, mensual en rentas. cuarto de lavanderia y (661) 388-9604 bastante storage. Cooler y Garage $1,200 mensual $1,000 Deposito. FREE RENTAL LIST (661) 388-9604 available. 4 Seasons Realty. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT Placing an ad is easy. EHO 4 Seasons Realty Call 822-6828.

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GH-3 bdrm 2 bath home on 1+ acre, on cul-de-sac, horse property, RV parking, Tehachapi Automotive is lots of storage, new applcs now accepting applications & paint in/out, flooring, for Smog Licensed Technisome with W/D hkups $1450 month 661-972-5733 405 Pauley St. $900 Rent cian/Mechanic. Call Ray with private yards and 661-330-4565 $900 Deposit 3 Bedrooms 1 more. from just $895. In town, 3 bedroom, Bath W/D Hookups, Garage, 661-822-9822 2 bath, fenced yard, Section 8 ok 661-863-0000 $1,100 + deposit. Real Estate Call Karen @ 632-6574 Very clean 4+2.5+3, quiet Rentals neighborhood, range, GH 21201 Santa Barbara, 3 bedroom 2 bath, 1200 sq. refrig., d/w, w/d, pellet 3+2, FP, lg bk yrd, storage ft. East Golden Hills, Wanted To Rent stove, central h/a, new carshed, 2 car gar, corner lot, $1000/mo + $1000/dep. Hotels / Motels pet, septic system, propane. $1165 + $1500 dep. Susan 661-400-9705 Trash incl. Pets neg. Low and more... 661-972-6580 water landscape being 3 Bedroom 2 Bath in installed in frt yd. $950 mo. Golden Hills, $1200/month + $950/dep. Avail. now. 699-7479 21740 Everett Dr. Calif. City Call Peggy @ Coldwell 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath, BVS, 20401 Brian Way, One bedroom, Banker 760-373-8636 $1,275 + $1,800 dep. 2000+ sq. ft. 1 story 3 acres. One bath $450.00 per month. Cummings Valley view. Ask for Dave 823-1529 Near front gate. Lots of Apartments storage. Walk-in master closet. Extra deep 2 car WGH Studio apt. furn. pvt garage. Includes BVS amenities. Owner/broker Lic patio. Util, cbl internet incl. # 00874147 818-917-1949 $575 + sec. 822-5080

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BACK ON THE MARKET! One of the most unique and majestic lots in Bear Valley with pines, rock formations, breathtaking views – yet close to the front gate! Custom 3BD/1.75Bath in the main home and a roomy separate guest home with a spacious bedroom and bath, great room and kitchenette. The large windows take in the views. Large wrap around deck lets you experience the beauty of the outdoors. Wood siding and remodeled kitchen – amazing home. Priced at $247,500. Call Terri for a showing today!

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21311 Golden Hills Blvd. Sat., April 27 11am - 3pm GH. 1+1 W/FP & lrg. closet; coin op lndry. $475 sec, $475mo. water/trash pd. Ref. req. 823-9938 1+1, Garage $495mo + Deposit Section 8 ok call 661-706-8853

2 & 3 Bdrms Through-out Tehachapi some with W/D hkups with private yards and more. from just $595.


1 bedroom in the city. $500 + $500 deposit 972-2876 or 302-3557

2 + 1 GH, Upstairs, $500 dep $575/mo. Ready now. 2+1 Apartment, small Coin op laun. 661-345-0307 patio, near GH school, laun2+1 GH, central air, W/D dry rm on premises & hookup, $650 per month. wash/dryer hkups, new Call 805-405-6010 paint & carpet. $575-$750 per mo., 661-822-7758 Sprung a leak? See the Cute 2+1 Laundry faciliBusiness Newly ties, W/T paid. & refurbished. 661-472-9394 Services Directory GH 2 + 1 fnced yard, forced for professional help. heating & A/C, newer unit, 2 bedroom in the city. $550 cul-de-sac, small pet ok. + $550 deposit. $650/mo. 821-0518 972-2876 or 302-3557

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Professional Office with reception area, Old Towne $250/month 821-0518 Looking for health news? We have it every week in the Tehachapi News & Tehachapi News Weekender. 20300 #D Valley Blvd. (Corner of Santa Lucia) Professional building-office space approx 1000 sq ft. $800 mo. 4 Seasons Realty 822-RENT. EOH Retail space. 640 sq. ft. @ Old Town Pizza Plaza, $450/mo. Call Cliff 661-333-5224

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Acreage and Lots Nice lot near gate, power close by, beautiful view, Reindeer lot 65. $49,000 obo 310-770-6192

FREE RENTAL LIST available. 4 Seasons Realty. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT EHO 4 Seasons Realty

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GH Apartment for lease or rent. 4 plex, newly rehabbed 3 + 2 on quiet cul de sac. Enclosed patio. Must see to appreciate. $825/mo 661-733-2278

5 + 3, 3 acres in Tehachapi, view, off grid solar, horses ok, Mtn. Meadows, $165,000, owner financing 818-679-4642

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Incredible views from this unique home on over 2 acres of Oak tree dotted land. Main home is 3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 1,792 sq.ft. + Guest cottage with approx. 994 SQ.FT with full kitchen, bath and bath. Horse friendly ,usable land, excellent location close to the gate. $235,900 #9966315 HOME + GUEST COTTAGE




765 Tucker Road

27750 Stallion Springs Dr.

“We were happy with her (previous experience) and asked her to help us sell our home. Christy was always on top of everything with information or anything we needed. She is friendly and knowledgeable. We just really like her.”

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$179,900 #9966129



PERFECT SETTING! Beautifully renovated 3BR/2.5BA home on the 6th Fairway of Oak Tree Golf Course and across from 4-Island Lake. Living Room with fireplace, Formal Dining Room. natural gas & sewer. Awesome views from this gorgeous valley floor setting. Reduced to: $285,000 #9965552


ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Million Dollar Views from this Custom 3BR/3.5BA, apprx. 3,156 sq.ft. home w/every luxury afforded to you! 2 master suites on main level, formal dining, awesome kitchen w/ copper hood, granite counters & kitchen island. $399,000 #29150


MOUNTAIN CHARM! 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. What a gem! $125,000 #9966117



3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,938sq. ft. custom home on golf course at the 5th fairway near green, with mountain views. Lots of natural light through generous windows! Also on sewer and natural gas! $259,900 #9964993









3BR/2.5BA plus office plus loft! Apprx. 2,492 sq.ft. home with many upgrades included! Formal living/dining & family rm, spacious kitchen, & informal dining area. Great backyard w/deck w/ covered patio! $279,900 #9966137 CALL US TO SEE OTHER WONDERFUL TEHACHAPI CITY PROPERTIES!



WONDERFUL VIEW HOME! Here’s a special 5BR/2.5BA home, apprx. 2,314 sq.ft, on 1 Acre, offering 2 fireplaces, a spa/gazebo, fruit trees & gorgeous views overlooking Cub Lake. Property also has a Sunroom w/indoor sauna, tankless water heater, laundry rm/office, 2-car garage (1/2 bath). $345,000 COME SEE! 10-1



HORSE PROPERTY Amazing Renovation of this Beautiful 3BR/1.75BA, apprx 1,602 sq.ft., home! Nice, bright kitchen, Corian counters, new built-in wood burning fireplace &great master suite. 1 acre horse property w/corral, near trails. Inviting front porch with scenic views & privacy. Walking distance to golf, pool, tennis and country club. On natural gas & CSD sewer!! $269,900 #9966277 COME SEE! 10-1


MAGNIFICENT TUSCAN STYLE HOME on 1.76 acres with beautiful views of the hills and the San Joaquin Valley3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 3,046 sq.ft, boasting quality amenities, upgrades and design details throughout. Amazingly beautiful granite countertops & top-grade stainless steel appliances. This property has a horse corral & barn adjacent to miles of equestrian trails. $675,000





lot .68 of an acre. 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,916 sq.ft. Open floor plan with generous-sized rooms. Granite counters in kitchen and bath, all landscaped front and back, nice designed fencing & RV Parking. Move in ready. $310,000 #9966330

HOME SWEET HOME! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,568 sq.ft., tile roof, tile floors & newer kitchen cabinets. Upstairs loft is finished without a closet and is rough plumbed for a bath. Needs some TLC. Lot next door also available! Call for details. $155,000


29150 ANGUS CT

AMAZING 3BR/2BA + Office, apprx. 1,975

sq.ft. home in Orchard Glen KB tract. Granite kitchen with cherry cabinets and black appliances including double oven & refrigerator. New carpet in hall and two bedrooms, crown molding in master with newly remodeled master bath. Landscaped back yard with stamped colored concrete patio. Wow! $250,000 #9966198 COME SEE! 10-1

MOVE-IN READY! and move-in ready!

3BR.2BA, apprx. 1,552 sq.ft. home with featuring granite counters in kitchen, open living area with brick fireplace & vaulted ceilings. Tile flooring, jet tub, double sink in bathroom. All this is situated on a 1.17 acre lot with majestic Oak trees and beautiful views. $225,000 #9966059 COME SEE! 10-1




GET IT WHILE YOU CAN! 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 3BR/2BA home with a great floor

plan, apprx ,1299 sq.ft., vaulted ceilings in the living area, Tiled countertops and Large yard that slopes downward but is quite usable space. This is a ‘Short Sale’ property, so please call our office for more details and for showings. Only:

$119,000 #9966211




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ADORABLE HOME 3BR/1.75BA, with a

new roof, new interior paint, new flooring, and many other repairs performed. Purchase this property for as little as 3% down! Call for details on special financing. Hurry. $155,500 #9966314


VERY NICE 2BR/1BA home, apprx 1,116 sq.ft on a corner lot in Tehachapi City. Recently remodeled with newer sinks, faucets, wall heater, flooring, water heater, range. Bonus room could be used as a family room or bedroom since it has a closet. Very clean. Come see! $87,000 #9965702

$124,000 #9965582


HORSE PROPERTY Amazing Renovation of this 3BR/1.75BA beautiful home! Apprx 1,602 sq.ft., Nice, bright kitchen w/Thomasville cabinets, pantry, Corian counters, peninsula/breakfast bar, new built-in wood burning fireplace, master suite with two rooms and a re-designed master bath. 1 acre horse property w/corral, close to riding trails. On natural gas & CSD sewer!! $269,900 #9966277


1.75BA, apprx 1,800 sq.ft Gambrel style home! Indoor laundry, Wood burning stove, sunroom with view windows. Would be a fabulous weekend getaway or full time home!


WOW ! BEAUTIFUL! 4BR/2BA, apprx 1,702 sq.ft,new carpet, new interior paint, new appliances & new wooden privacy fencing. Don’t wait. Call Sue Chandler to hear more details and about the special financing incentives, too. $199,900 #9966316







MOVE-IN READY! and move-in ready! 3BR.2BA, apprx. 1,552 sq.ft. home with featuring granite counters in kitchen, open living area with brick fireplace & vaulted ceilings. Tile flooring, jet tub, double sink in bathroom. All this is situated on a 1.17 acre lot with majestic Oak trees and beautiful views. $225,000 #9966059 CALL US TO SEE OTHER WONDERFUL BVS PROPERTIES!

~Mr. & Mrs. J.


AMAZING HOME! Updated inside and out! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,518 sq.ft. home. Corian counters in the kitchen, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, maple self closing cabinets & tile floors. Great room with wood burning stove, plantation shutters throughout and doors leading to a covered patio. RV hookups and storage unit!

OWNER MAY CARRY on this gorgeous 3BR/2BA Log cabin home located on 1.72 acres. Featuring a stone stack fireplace in the LR, jetted tub in master BR & wonderful loft. Relax and enjoy the beautiful pines and scenery from the deck! $219,900 #9965217



REALTOR DRE #01547541

BEST RENTALS HOMES 21276 White Pine #45: GOLDEN HILLS GATED COMMUNITY Really Nice 2BR/2BA home in Golden Hills West with a relaxing covered patio. Don’t miss this one! $900 a month + $900 sec. deposit 21811 Stone PL, GOLDEN HILLS: THIS 3BR/2BA HOME IS A MUST SEE. Lg open floor plan & ready for a fast move in. Great cul-de-sac location. Spotless with many upgrades throughout. Small pet ok with additional deposit. $1250 a month + $1250 Sec. deposit 765 Las Colinas: PERFECT LOCATION! This home is move-in ready. Conveniently close to shopping & restaurants, this 3 Bedroom 2 bath home offers wood flooring and tile throughout. Recently repainted and has many updated features. No Pets. $1100 a month + $1100 Sec. deposit

LOVELY KB HOME in Autumn Hills on a

corner lot. 3BR/2BA, appr. 1,837 sq.ft., desirable split wing floor plan, very spacious living room, kitchen & family room w/fireplace. Separate tub and shower in Master bath & walk in closet in the Master BR. Fenced back yard & tile roof. $204,500 #9966189

COUNTRY OAKS LOCATION! on 2.81 acres with beautiful oak trees. 3BR/3BA, apprx. 2,623 sq.ft wonderfully remodeled home, LG country kitchen, custom cabinetry & granite countertops. Enjoy the cherries, nectarines, pears & peaches from the fruit trees. Horses okay! $488,400 #9965328




20533 La Barranca: SO NICE! Great location. Large two large bedroom home on two level acres in the Country Oaks area. Great location for horses. Fenced yard with one car detached garage. $950 a month + $950 sec. deposit A PA R T M E N T S 1431 Cimarron: LOCATED IN TEHACHAPI CITY. This town home style apartment is located in a nice area of Tehachapi. This 2+1.5 has newer carpet and paint. This unit offers washer and dryer hook ups. Small fenced rear yard. This is a must see! $750 a month + $750 sec. deposit 21410 Golden Hills Blvd. NICE SIZE APARTMENT, 2BR/1BA with indoor laundry. Open and bright kitchen. Generous back yard. $600 a month + $600 Sec. deposit.

PARADISE! Beautiful 3BR/2BA home on approx 20 acres of flat usable land with 8-stall barn, hay barn, hot walker, round pen, two arenas, 10x20 shed with power, extra garage, 5 pastures and wash rack! Far too many details to mention here. Truly a must see! $575,000 #9966331

HOME+APT +ORCHARD! On 3.13 acres! Main house is 3BR/1.76BA, apprx. 1,596 sq.ft.+ separate Gues. Apartment! Apprx. 240 fruit (mostly apple) trees, walk-in cooler, approx. 30,000+ sq ft of garden/ growing area with its own Hwy sales stand along Valley/ Highway 202! $279,500 #9965203


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