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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 • 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., 8224200. • Controlled Chaos Saturday, April 13; 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. • No Strings Attached Saturday, April 27; 9 p.m. - 1 a.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: • Bruce Molsky April 19; 7 p.m., Old time fiddler and multi-instrumentalist, at St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 1200 S. Curry St. • Brian Finnegan and

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Fishing Derby at Brite Lake April 20 BY LINDA LOVENDAHL

required to have a California License. For more information, contact the park office at 661822-3228 or visit their Web site: Entry fee into Brite Lake: $5/vehicle Brite Lake camping sites available on a first-come, first-served basis. Group camping reservations available by calling the office: 661-822-3228.


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It's fishing derby season! Tehachapi Parks and Rec’s annual Brite Lake Fishing Derby on April 20 promises to be as energetic as ever. The lake has been stocked with 1,300 pounds of Alpers trout, the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District is adding water to the lake, and campsites are being reserved. “People come as early as Monday” for the Saturday event, reports Ron Middleton, who, with his wife Carol, has been the host at Brite Lake for the last two years. “Last year, 789 people attended on the day of event and another 385 people camped,” Middleton said. Middleton says he and Carol set their alarm for 4:30 a.m. on event day and people are already lined up at the gate by the time they stumble out of their motorhome at 5 o’clock. “People come from all over—as far as Los Angeles,” Middleton says. “It’s a happy crowd.” Dusty Hostetler, a semi-professional fisherman, will be participating in his seventh derby this year. He lends his experience to people of all fishing levels, showing some beginners how to fish while offering more experienced casters advice on new techniques. “Fishing a reservoir [like Brite Lake] is different from fishing a lake,” Hostetler explains. “The water level fluctuates and puts different pressure on fishing and the water temperature goes up and down.” Hostetler points out that the Fishing Derby, sponsored by Albertson’s and The Loop newspaper, is a great opportunity to catch

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Children 3–15 years: Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and largest fish Adults 16+: Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

JP Kurczeski proudly displays his catch.

2013 Rules

• All participates over the age of 16 fish because it’s the only time dur- must have a valid California Sports Fishing License in their possession ing the year that Tehachapi Parks (children under 16 do not need a and Rec stocks the lake above the license). Fish and Game • Each particiDepartment pant must be annual allotment officially regisand with coveted tered. Alpers trout to boot. • You must pick Alpers trout up your official April 20, 2013 are raised by Tim registration and 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Alpers on the wrist band prior upper Owens to fishing and Entry fee: $5 kids River; they are have it in your $7 adults notorious for possession to being large and claim your prize. putting up a good • Fishing lines can only be in the fight for fishermen. Tehachapi water from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Parks and Rec orders them once a • The tagged fish must be fresh year, specifically for the Derby. caught and brought to the RegisPrizes up to $300 are awarded tration and Weigh Station by 2:15 for the biggest fish in adult and p.m.; do not remove tag from fish children’s categories. All participrior to verification. pants 16 of age or older must have • All fish must be caught under the a valid California Sport Fishing guidelines of the current California License in their possession. ChilSport Fishing Regulations. dren under the age of 16 are not

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58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi 480 Steuber Rd., 822-9992. • Line Dancing Thursdays, beginners 6 to 7 p.m., regulars 7 to 9 p.m. • Karaoke Fridays, 8 p.m. to Closing. P-Dubs Grille & Bar • Stallion Springs 27725 Stallion Springs Dr., 8227777 • Line dancing every Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. City Slickers • Tehachapi 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 8224939 • Line dancing lessons every Wednesday and Sunday night, 7 to 9 p.m. VFW Post #5948 • Tehachapi 221 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-

7500 • Karaoke with Erik 1st and 3rd Fridays, 7-11 p.m. Vets and guests of vets welcome.

Performances Beekay Theatre • Tehachapi 110 S. Green St. Ticket and info: • Princess and The Pea, April 19, 20, 26, 27, May 3, 4; 7 p.m. Matinees: April 21, 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. Bakersfield Community Theatre • Bakersfield 2400 South Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA. (661) 831-8114, •BCT 26th Annual One Act Festival Playwrights Project deadline for submissions April 13th, 2013 •Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Directed by Pat Kerley, 7 p.m. on June 7-9, 14, 15, 21- 23 Spoken Word Performance • Lancaster April 18, 12 p.m. Lancaster Museum of Art and History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6250, lancast- The Birds • Bakersfield April 19, 20, 21, 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,, 661-395-4326.

Film/Screenings The Fox Theater • Bakersfield: 2001 H. St. Tickets: Shows 7:30 p.m, unless noted otherwise. • Marley: April 19 See MORE • Page 6


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‘The Princess and the Pea’ opens April 19 at the Beekay BY MONICA NADON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” will be brought to life onstage at the beautiful Beekay Theatre. Written by Michele L. Vaca and directed by Monica Nadon, this performance brings together a talented group of young actors to portray the fable of a princess who must prove her worth by sleeping on a tall stack of mattresses. At the ripe old age of 19½, Prince Valiant must go in search of a true princess to become his wife. In his travels he meets a variety of interesting and even extraordinary princesses, but alas, none seem to be “the one.” Not until returning to the castle does he come across a princess who just might be the bride he has been looking for. But first, she must pass the test! The talented cast features Sean LaMonte, Ricky Peregrina, Kasey Brockelsby, Lucy Asatryan, Lanie Ringle,

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Taylor Welch, Madisyn Davenport, Anika Valentino, and Emily Marin. Rounding out the ensemble are Jared Anderson, Kaitlyn Barcelona, Annica Bennette, Fallon Bock, Lily Bonham, Sophia Bonham, Mia Bonham, Ava Daniels, Megan Fisher, Annette Hertz, Diana Partridge, Kristen Roghair and Chase Welch. Come enjoy a performance of “The Princess and the Pea” to find out which princess passes the ultimate test. Who will have the honor of marrying the handsome Prince Valiant? Performance dates are

Fridays and Saturdays, April 19, 20, 26, 27, May 3, 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees April 21, 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 or at the ticket outlets: Picture Perfect and Stamps of Approval, Johnny’s Take n’ Bake or Tehachapi Furniture. Performances are held at the BeeKay Theatre, 110 S. Green St. For more information please call the TCT message line at 822-4037.

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Prince Valiant and his loyal squire Donald meet up with Princess Beaulah on his travels to find a suitable bride. L-R: Taylor Welch, Sean LaMonte and Ricky Peregrina.

Treasure Trove • Tehachapi 116 East Tehachapi Blvd., call 822-6794 for information and class prices, achapiTreasureTrove Open studios and gatherings: • Watercolor every Monday, 5-8 p.m; $5. • All Media every Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m; $5. • Rainbow potluck (LGBTQ) Saturday, April 20, 6 to 8 p.m. Open to the LGBTQ Community and friends. Come and help us celebrate our place in this earth. Please bring a dish to share. • Full Moon Drumming Circle and Potluck Thursday, April 25, 5 to 8 p.m. Bring drums, rat-

tles, singing bowls and/or your best voice along with a dish to share. Help us raise the cone of energy during the full moon. Art Classes: call 8226794 for classes information • Tie Dye Earth Day TShirt with Susanna Monette, April 13, 1 to 3 p.m; $30 Materials Included.  Create a spiral design t-shirt in earth tones. (Please state tshirt size when enrolling for the class.) • Fused Glass Bowl with Leila Kleiman, April 13, 11 am. to 2 p.m;  $40. Students will create a fused glass bowl using a round piece of clear class along with glass bits and pieces. • Beginning Polymer Clay with Cathy Clark, April 14, 1 to 4  p.m; $25 Plus Materials.  This informative class will cover the types of clay, basic tools, introduction to the pasta machine, conditioning, baking,

storage etc. Students will make a basic focal bead and learn sanding & polishing techniques. • Introduction to Earth Clay with Gloria Moore, April 14, 21, 28, 2-4 p.m; $30 per class plus clay. Explore methods of working with earth based clay. Learn about mining and processing local clay. • Basic Drawing with Carole Joyce April 17, 24, 3:30-5 p.m; $30 per class. Learn basic drawing skills. • Beading Basics with Dawn Callahan April 20, 1 to 4  p.m; $25 Plus Materials.  Learn beading basics: Create your own necklace and earrings. • Beginning Oil Painting with Michelle Miller, April 20 to May 25, six Saturday afternoon sessions, 1 to 3 p.m; $180 Plus Materials   ($30 per session). If paid in advance $150.00 ($25 per session).   See MORE • Page 7


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My Military Experience A Personal Journey’ writing workshop series for veterans Kern County Library is presenting "My Military Experience: A Personal Journey" writing workshop series for Kern County's military veterans. Four programs will be included in this workshop series which include; "A Brief Autobiography," "The Backdrop of History," "The People I Most Remember," and "What I Gained From the Experience." The series begins Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Beale Memorial Library. The first segment is "A Brief Autobiography." In

this memoir workshop, veterans will introduce themselves, share their personal and family stories; and may write privately or anonymously. The second segment of the workshop, "The Backdrop of History," is Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. This workshop will explore veterans' personal narrative for joining the military. They will discuss and write about the political times during which they entered the military. The third segment of the workshop, "The People I Most Remember," is Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m. Memories often contain unexpressed tributes to how others, military or

civilians, have touched their lives. In this workshop, veterans will write a letter to their most memorable person. The final segment of the workshop, "What I Gained From the Experience," will be Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. In this final workshop, they will pull together the thoughts and lessons that they have learned from this writing series. Veterans may choose to contribute copies of these memoirs to a library archive dedicated to military veterans of Kern County. All workshops will be at the Beale Memorial Library in the Tejon Room, second floor, 701 Truxtun Ave., in Bakersfield.

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• Acrylic Painting with Susan Cunningham, April 21 to May 26, six Sunday afternoon sessions, 2 to 4 p.m; $240 Plus Materials ($40 per session). If paid in advance $210.00 ($35 per session). Students will learn how to paint flowers and still life.

Bakersfield Art Association • Bakersfield 1817 Eye St.,, 869-2320 (unless otherwise noted) • 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 • Color Without Your Palette! for All Mediums- with Phyllis Oliver, See MORE • Page 8


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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.

Events Red & White Wine & Food Festival • Bakersfield Presented by The Bakersfield College Foundation Friday, April 12, 2013. For more information or to become involved with the event, contact Hannah Egland at 395-4800 or email California City Dog Dayz, 3rd Annual • California City at the Dog Park, April 13, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Central Park next to

Little League Fields. For information contact Parks and Recreation 760-373-3530, Rainbow Rescue ( 76 0-373-2907. Desert Wildflower Festival • Ridgecrest April 12, 13 and 14. A multi-venue event with the Annual Wildflower Exhibit at Maturango Museum. or 760-3758202 for information. California Poppy Festival • Lancaster at City Park, located just off the 14 freeway at Avenue L. April 20-21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. Music, art, food and fun celebrating the state flower of California and the appearance of poppies in the Antelope Valley. For information phone 661-723-6000 or Kern River Whitewater Festival • Kernville April 20- 21, begins at 10 a.m. Riverside Park, Kern River Council, 818-3403083,


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Fiddlers Crossing brings back old-time fiddler Bruce Molsky for a concert and workshop BY DEBORAH HAND CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Bruce Molsky is considered by many to be the premier old-time fiddler in the world. He played to a sold-out audience in Fiddlers Crossing in 2010, so this return engagement will be in a larger venue, St. Jude’s in the Mountains Anglican Church. Everyone who enjoys or performs in “Fiddling Down the Tracks,” Tehachapi’s annual fiddle contest, will want to attend this concert on April 19 as rom a Virginia tune from a Mississippi tune by the phrasing, ornamentation and rhythmic ‘gait,’ just as you could tell where people were from by the way they spoke.” This music evolved into Texas contest style (listen to Benny Thomason, Major Franklin and Dick Barrett), Nashville ‘studio’ music (Mark O’Connor, Tommy Jackson), and other modern fiddle styles. Some of the tunes use different tunings on the instruments. Molsky plays in 15 on the fiddle, alone. After his Virginia experience, Molsky moved back to New York and became a mechanical engineer, playing music in his spare time. Encouraged by his wife, Audrey, he took a year off when he was 40 to just play music, and he never went back. In addition to a prolific solo career, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller. To Molsky, the appeal of traditional music is that it is “real people’s music. It’s the honest expression of life as we all live it. You don’t master that by imitating others, nor by trying to live in other people’s worlds. You master it by being yourself.” In his concerts, Molsky is very much himself. “The biggest lesson from


Multi-instrumentalist Bruce Molsky will return to Tehachapi on April 19 and 20 for a concert and workshop celebrating the roots of Old-time fiddling. The concert will be held at St. Jude’s Church, 2000 South Curry St., and the music workshop is planned to take place at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 East “F” St. changing careers at midlife is that you discover the strength is not in what you do; it’s in who you are,” he says. “I’m still a social musician, in the sense that I talk to an audience the way I talk to people in my house; and I play for them just like we’re all in the living room together. I want to present myself as who I am; and this music as what it is.” In his 20 year career performing solo or with some of the world’s greatest traditional musicians, Molsky has performed in Lincoln Center, in Ireland’s National Concert Hall, England’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, and other prestigious venues. He has been a guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, and a teacher at numerous fiddle camps, including those run by Alasdair Fraser, Jay Ungar and Mark O’Connor. O’Connor says Molsky has “a mystical awareness of how to bring out the new in something that is old.” Rob Simonds, execu-

tive director of the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, says the key to Molsky’s enormous appeal as a live performer is “that unique blend of virtuoso and humble, nice guy that is irresistible to audiences.” Tickets are $20 for the concert, $25 for the workshop, or $40 for both, and are available at Mountain Music, 206 E F Street, and The Apple Shed. “Auditors” who just want to watch and listen to the workshop are welcome for a $15 fee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the concert, which starts at 7 p.m. Doors open for the 10 a.m. to noon workshop

at 9:30 a.m. As always, coffee, tea and goodies are included in the price of the tickets. St. Jude’s is at 1200 S. Curry St. The workshop is scheduled for Fiddlers Crossing, but may be held in St. Jude’s, as well, if more seating is needed. For more information, call 823-9994, or visit, or the Fiddlers Crossing facebook page. As part of a two-day event celebrating the roots of Old-Time Fiddling, Bruce Molsky will give a workshop on Saturday, April 20, from 10 p.m. to noon. The program is not limited to fiddle players and musicians, but, says Molsky, “is open to anyone who would like to have a window on these beautiful old styles that inform so much of our music today.” Molsky’s fiddling is built on the old-time regional mountain styles that were everywhere in rural America before World War II. “In those days,” says Molsky, “you could tell a Texas tune from a Virginia tune from a Mississippi tune by the phrasing, ornamentation and rhythmic ‘gait,’ just as you could tell where people were from by the way they spoke.” This music evolved into Texas contest style (listen to Benny Thomason, Major Franklin and Dick Barrett), Nashville ‘studio’ music (Mark O’Connor, Tommy Jackson), and other modern fiddle styles. Some of the tunes used different tunings on the instruments. Molsky plays in 15 on the fiddle, alone. Molsky’s workshops are hands-on lessons for string players (fiddle, viola and cello.)


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Health & Fitness Ask the Doctor

The debate over circumcision continues BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. CONTRIBUTING WRITER

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I recently got into a discussion about circumcision with my granddaughter, who recently gave birth to our great-granddaughter. She mentioned that if her next child were a boy, she would choose not to have him circumcised. She claims her husband made a study of the procedure and says it is mutilation, the same as is practiced on women in some countries. She states it is a religious ritual only. Is circumcision of males considered the same as mutilation of females? -- P.H. ANSWER: The debate

on male circumcision is one that generates heat on both sides. It is not the same as female circumcision. That is truly a mutilating procedure. Male circumcision for cultural and religious purposes is one thing, and I'm not talking about the procedure in those circumstances. The benefits of male circumcision include a reduction in urinary-tract infection in infancy. It is said to reduce the transmission and acquisition of

sexually transmitted diseases. It has been shown convincingly to decrease the transmission of the HIV virus, the virus that causes AIDS; the male acquisition of herpes virus; and the transmission of human papillomavirus, the cause of genital warts in men and women and cervical cancer in women. If readers want a reference for these claims, they can find it in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Oct. 5, 2011, page 1,479. The arguments against male circumcision are that it is unnecessary, doesn't markedly affect the health of men or women in developed

countries and can lead to serious complications, rare but possible. The actual complication rate is 0.2 percent to 0.6 percent, and most of the complications are minor. Furthermore, some feel strongly that it is a mutilating procedure. It is not on a par with female circumcision. I believe the parents of infant boys are the ones to make the decision. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What does the gallbladder do? I'm going to have mine out. How does losing it affect life? -- J.M. ANSWER: The gallbladder is 3 to 4 inches long and holds about an ounce of bile. Bile is a product of

Ways to lower your blood pressure BY DR. JEFFREY SCHALL, D.C. CONTRIBUTING WRITER

There are several types of high blood pressure. In some cases, the top number is too high, but the bottom number is normal. In others, the top number may be acceptable but the bottom number is too high. In many people, both the top and bottom numbers are too high. What do these numbers mean? What can we do to help reduce our blood pressure? What the numbers mean: The top number in a blood pressure reading is called the systolic blood pressure. It represents the pressure generated by your heart as it pushes the blood through the blood vessels. Most of the resistance to blood flow (75 percent) comes from an intermediate blood vessel called an arteriole. Arterioles are very sensitive to adrenaline. Stress produces adrenaline and stress alone is a common cause of high blood pressure where only the top number is too high. The bottom number in a blood pressure reading is called the diastolic blood pressure. It represents the pressure exerted upon the heart when it is at rest, drawing in blood to pump out to the rest of the body. Toxins in the bloodstream such as fat, sugar, salt, alcohol and nicotine may cause high diastolic blood pressure. The kidneys and lungs are organs that excrete toxins from your body. High levels of toxins elevate diastolic blood pressure and place stress on these delicate organs. This may cause them to fail. Inflammation in the bloodstream

is a common cause of high blood pressure where both numbers are too high. Often, a toxin such as homocysteine injures the blood vessel walls. Homocysteine is a protein that looks very much like a sliver of broken glass. As it slices through your delicate arteries, they release markers of distress such as C-Reactive protein. Bad cholesterol (LDL) that becomes too sticky may start a “grease fire” in the lining of the arteries. White blood cells may use a sort of foam to try to put the fire out and calcium may turn the blood vessels into bone! Hardening of the arteries is a common reason why both systolic and diastolic numbers are too high. What to do First, you should know that high blood pressure is a medical emergency. Get medical help immediately. Once your type of high blood pressure has been diagnosed, there are several things you may do to help bring it under control. For systolic (top number) hypertension, stress management is important. Practice deep breathing for 10 minutes, three times daily and for 20 minutes at bedtime. Take long walks and talk with a woman (blood pressures goes down when men talk with women or when women talk with women; it remains the same when a woman talks with a man). Consider adding Omega-3 to your supplement program and

look for ways to lower your Cortisol– especially if you are gaining weight around the middle. For diastolic (bottom number) hypertension a comprehensive detoxification program is needed. Practice deep breathing (75 percent of all body waste is excreted through the lungs) and increase your water consumption unless you have been limited by your doctor. Eliminate all obvious toxins (see above) and start hunting for more subtle poisons, such as chemicals stored in your home. Use Vitamin C to encourage your body to eliminate more toxins. With essential hypertension, where both the systolic and diastolic numbers are too high, you may need to change everything in your lifestyle: reduce stress, lose weight, control LDL cholesterol, homocysteine CRP and inflammation, eliminate toxins, etc. Remember, this is a medical emergency and you must do whatever it takes to lower your blood pressure before you suffer organ failure, heart attack, stroke and death. Conclusion High blood pressure of any kind is a message of distress sent to you by your body. The more you are able to listen to this message and take appropriate actions, the happier your body will be. Learn to listen to the subtle – and not so subtle – messages from your body and respond appropriately. DR. JEFFREY SCHALL, practices chiropractic at Advanced Health & Wellness, located at 20241 Valley Blvd., Tehachapi. He can be reached by phone at 822-0811.

the liver. The gallbladder lies beneath and closely adherent to the liver on the right side of the abdomen. When people eat a fatty meal, the gallbladder contracts to shoot a stream of bile into the small intestine to aid in the digestion of fat. Without a gallbladder, bile drips into the small intestine directly from the liver. Fat digestion goes on almost as it did with a gallbladder. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: After 18 holes of golf, the tendons on the back of my heels hurt. What should I do? -- C.K. ANSWER: The likely cause is inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the

tendon of the calf muscle. It attaches to the heel. Don't play golf for two weeks. Take Aleve if there's no reason for you not to use it. Put warm compresses on it for 15 minutes three times a day. Try heel inserts, obtainable in every drugstore. When you start playing again, ice the tendon for 10 to 15 minutes after you're through playing. 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.

Finding pain relief in unexpected places (NewsUSA) - Sometimes, the most effective products are made for horses. Wait, what? Well, it's true. Developers and users of horse care products -- from grooming supplies to balms and ointments -- have been so thrilled with the results on horses that they wasted no time trying them on people. Fast-forward 40 years, and celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Kim Kardashian use horse shampoo regularly to nourish their expensive locks. It's not just hair products either. According to some experts in the pet care industry, borrowing products meant for animals is a fast-growing trend. Recently, the storeowner of Sandhills Feed Supply in Southern Pines, N.C., Janet Fowler, has noticed an equine pain reliever that helps with human aches. "Many customers walk in and ask for Absorbine Veterinary Gel -- and we know most of them use it on themselves as well as their animals!" says Fowler, "We use it ourselves and tell our customers we couldn't get along without it. And it's from a company that is over 120 years old so you can depend on them. Once a customer tries it, they usually come back and get another for a relative or friend -- it's a good

product with a good reputation." Absorbine Gel is a spearmint-scented gel with a trio of botanical extracts: calendula, echinacea and wormwood. The natural agents, combined with menthol to loosen stiff joints and reduce swelling, offer fast relief from joint pain, muscle aches and strains. "For me, nothing compares to Absorbine Gel for pain relief," says Tom Bruno of New Canaan, Conn. "Old football injuries have left me with shoulder and lower back pain. I rub it on, and I experience hours of relief; I can go skiing, lift weights and work out. I like that it's made for horses. If it works on them, it sure can work for me." Bruno isn't the only athlete to use Absorbine Gel to help maintain an active lifestyle. "I started using Absorbine Gel seven or eight years ago to allow me to continue my active lifestyle -- I play hockey, run and work out regularly," says Eric Pomeroy of West Springfield, Mass. "I use it not only for pain, but to help loosen up before exercising and for post-workout relief. I would compare it to applying heat and ice in one shot. It's a great product." If you're still curious, learn more about Absorbine on Facebook or at


The Weekender — Friday, April 12, 2013

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

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

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:

Motorsports National Street Rod Association • Bakersfield April 26, 8:30 a.m. 8 p.m.; April 27, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; April 28, 8:30 a.m. 2 p.m. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 1-547-875-4032, Fun Ford Weekend • Famoso May 4 - 5. Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd. 399-2210, Nascar • Bakersfield Nascar Pro Late Models 100, Limited Late Models 50, Mini Dwarfs at Kern County Raceway Park, located off I-5 and Enos Lane on April 20. Info: 8081.html#schedule


Indian Hills Crossfit • Tehachapi 207 E. "H" St., 661-972-8936 or 300-1517 or see website,

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

The Vernon Valenzuela “Commit to Life” golf tournament • Rio Bravo Country Club o April 15. Proceeds go to Kern County high school seniors to buy caps, gowns, class rings, and yearbooks, who could otherwise not afford them. For player information and registration forms visit or call 661368-5756.


Martial Arts

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.

Spectator Events

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.

Clear Channel Stadium • Lancaster 45116 Valley Central Way. • Lancaster Jethawks vs. Bakersfield Blaze April 18,19, and 20 at 7 p.m., and April 21 at 2 p.m.

Crossfit Crossfit Tehachapi • Bear Valley Springs Gate pass required. For information call Melissa, 858-248-5598 or visit website,

Kardio Kickboxing • Tehachapi Mondays,

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.

Sam Lynn Ballpark • Bakersfield 4009 Chester Ave. • Bakersfield Blaze vs. Stockton Ports April 12, 13 at 7:15 p.m., and April 14 at 11:30 a.m. • Bakersfield Blaze vs. Inland Empire 66ers April 16 and 17 at 7:15 p.m. TO SUBMIT LISTINGS send by email to: or call 823-6360.


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Fort Tejon offers living history and civil war re-enactments Take a step back in time and see California as it was in 1856 just a bit over an hour’s drive from Tehachapi. At Fort Tejon State Historical Park visitors can witness life at this U.S. Army post of the far west. Fort Tejon was a crossroads for many converging and competing cultures of the 1850s. Visitors are invited to view the living history demonstrations of everyday life of the common soldier and civilian men, women and children at this mountain outpost. Visitors can also view civil war re-enactments. The Fort Tejon State Historic Park grounds are open from sunrise to sunset every day. The buildings are open from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Fort Tejon is on Interstate 5, near the town of Lebec, about 36 miles south of Bakersfield and 77 miles north of Los Angeles. Current information may be

obtained by calling Fort Tejon State Historic Park at (661) 248-6692 or visiting Some of the living history demonstrations depicted at the western outpost of the U.S. Army in 1856 are: 1850s army barracks, adobe brickmaking, laundry military drill, artillery drill, openhearth cooking, carpentry shop, blacksmithing, needle craft, officer's quarters. The Dragoons at Fort Tejon patrolled a wide area and had many responsibilities. They settled disputes involving Indians in the Tule and Kern River districts. They toured the Owens Valley, the San Gabriel Valley, and Mojave River country to "overawe" the Indians of those regions and to protect the miners and prospectors. In 1858 a small subpost was established at San Bernardino, and in 1860, Camp Cady (down-

stream from present day Daggett on the Mojave River) was manned for a time by Dragoons from Fort Tejon. The Dragoons were even sent to Los Angeles on occasion to maintain order there. In June 1861, despite protests from local ranchers, the Dragoons were transferred away from Fort Tejon, and with their departure the civilian population melted away overnight. According to the history written by George Stammerjohan, in 1852, President Millard Fillmore appointed Edward F. Beal to the position of superintendent of Indian Affairs for California and Nevada, and sent him to California to head off further confrontation between the Indians and the many gold seekers and other settlers who were the pouring into California. After studying the situation, Beale decided that the best

The interior of the quartermaster building showing materials used during Dragoon and Civil War reenactments staged at Fort Tejon. PHOTOS COURTESY OF YELLOWUTE AT THE WIKIPEDIA PROJECT

The 19th century restored barracks building, located at Fort Tejon State Park, is open to visitors. approach was to set up a large Indian reservation at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley and to invite displaced Indian groups to settle there. In order to implement his plan, Beale requested a federal appropriation of $500,000 and military support for the 75,000 acre reservation he had selected at the foot of Tejon Pass. Colonel Ethan Allen

Hitchcock, commander of the Pacific Division of the U.S. Army, supported Beale's plan and agreed to set up a military post on or near the Indian reservation. The army was eager, in any case, to abandon Fort Miller (near Fresno) in favor of a more strategically advantageous site in the southern San Joaquin Valley. In August 1854, Major J.L. Donaldson, a quarter-

master officer, chose the present site in Canada de las Uvas. Reach Fort Tejon by heading west on Highway 58 from Tehachapi; turn left on Bear Mountain Blvd. (Highway 223), and continue south until it reaches Highway 99, then head south. At this time of the year you are likely to be treated to a wildflower show, as well.

Fish and Wildlife

Make sure you don’t go turkey hunting with extra ammo Q&As from the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: I wonder if you can settle a bet for me and my friends. They told me when hunting for turkeys, it is illegal to also carry shotgun slug ammunition. I disagree because what if someone wants to carry slugs in case they get the chance that a pig might run by. Please set us straight. (Rob, Paso Robles). Answer: Sorry, your friends are correct! Only shotgun shells with loose #2 size shot or smaller may be in your possession while hunting for turkeys (California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 311(b)). So, if you are hunting turkeys, you cannot

carry a slug because it’s not shot loose in the shell. If you are hunting wild pigs with a shotgun using slugs in the California condor range, the slugs must not contain more than 1 percent lead by weight.

Carp by spear gun? Question: When I was a kid, we used to hunt carp with a spear gun. We’d jump into the creek and get carp up to 21 pounds. It was a lot of fun for a bunch of skinny kids with the fish pulling us all over the pool! Can you please clarify the regulations and let me know if, where, when or even if it is still doable? (Damian L., Modesto) Answer: It is only legal to spearfish carp in the Colorado River District, parts of the Valley District, parts of the Kern River and in those areas listed in CCR Title 14, section 2.30. It is only legal to spearfish carp in the areas listed in this section.


When hunting spring turkeys, hunters may carry only shotgun shells with loose #2 size shot or smaller

Carrying a sidearm Question: I am new to hunting and have a question. I understand that in order to hunt with a handgun, the barrel length needs to be four inches or longer. However, I have a Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan 454 Casull 2.5 inch barrel. I do not plan to hunt with it, of course, but would like to know if I can carry it as a back up. I do not

want to purchase another gun if I already have one. Please help me with my question. (Daniel K., Los Banos) Answer: Regulations do not restrict you from carrying a sidearm while hunting except when hunting during an "Archery Only Season" for that species or while hunting under the authority of an "Archery Only Tag" during the "General Season" for that species. And, the four inch barrel length for handguns only applies when hunting for elk and bighorn sheep. Pistols and revolvers with any barrel length using centerfire cartridges with softnose or expanding projectiles may be used to take deer, bear and wild pigs. In the California Condor Zone, all ammunition in your possession must be certified non-lead. See sections 311, 353, 354, 465, & 475 in the 2012-2013 Mammal Hunting Regulations for

specific methods authorized for taking birds and mammals. These regulations are available online at

Transporting bait fishes Question: I have a question regarding transporting finfish. Is it legal to catch anchovies and shiners by throw net and then transport them to the fishing location? I would like to do this in San Francisco Bay but would not take Bay fish to other waters (or take ocean bait fish into Bay waters.) If it's all within the Bay, does that still indicate "transporting?” If so, is there a distance limit? For example, can I net bait fish near a marina with parked boats and take them 50 to 100 yards to a legal fishing site? California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) regs refer only to restrictions on freshwater species but do not

refer to saltwater and San Francisco Bay fish. We all just want to play by the rules, so can someone please clarify for us? Thank you. (Gino P., Cotati) Answer: It is legal to use a Hawaiian-type throw net in the ocean north of Pt. Conception (including San Francisco Bay) to take some species, including anchovies and shiner surfperch. For a complete list of species that may be taken with this gear, please see section 28.80 in the Ocean Sport Fishing regulations. There is no minimum distance provided in the regulations, and bait fish taken inside San Francisco Bay may be used inside the Bay. CARRIE WILSON is a marine environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. While she cannot personally answer everyone’s questions, she will select a few to answer each week in this column. Please contact her at


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Home & Garden



(Family Features) It's time to break out of your ordinary lunch routine and make boring turkey sandwiches a thing of the past. With a few innovative tricks, you can turn any regular sandwich into a delicious and satisfying meal. Versatile and delicious, a sandwich is perfect for any occasion, whether you're sitting down with the family or packing for a lunch on the go. And you don't have to be a professional chef to take a classic sandwich and turn it into a tasty meal. Try these simple tips and recipes to help boost your creativity in the kitchen: •There are things better than sliced bread: Give your sandwich a makeover by piling your favorite fixings on a better bread option, such as focaccia or

whole wheat pita. The sky's the limit try waffles for a sweet and savory treat. •Embrace open-face: Load the toppings on each slice of bread, then pop the two sides into the toaster oven to toast the bread and melt the cheese. •Smart substitutions: Lose the calories, but keep the taste of your favorite BLT by using new Hidden Valley Bacon Ranch sandwich spread instead of mayo - you'll get all the same flavor with a third of the calories. •Repurpose your leftovers: Make extra meat and vegetables for dinner, and use them for tomorrow's lunch by placing leftovers between two pieces of your favorite bread. •Turkey sandwiches don't have to be boring: Add walnuts, avocado or apple slices to jazz up a childhood favorite. •Go veggie: For the perfect Meatless Monday, try a sandwich on whole wheat bread with slices of avocado and tomato, topped with your favorite cheese - an instant vegetarian masterpiece. For more ways to turn a sandwich into something unexpectedly craveable, visit.

Italian Wraps Makes: 1 serving Prep time: 15 minutes • 1/2 cup shredded rotisserie chicken • 1/2 cup finely sliced spinach leaves • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

• 1 tablespoon finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh basil • 2 tablespoons Hidden Valley Oven Roasted Garlic

Parmesan Sandwich Spread & Dip, or more to taste • One 10-inch sun-dried tomato basil wrap • Stir together chicken, spinach, cheese, tomatoes, basil and sandwich spread. Spoon onto wrap and spread to edges; roll up. For entertaining, slice into 1-inch pinwheels.

Turkey Panini Makes: 1 sandwich Prep time: 10 minutes • Olive oil • 2 slices sourdough sandwich bread • 1 tablespoon Hidden Valley Country Herb Ranch

Sandwich Spread & Dip • 2 slices (2 ounces) oven-roasted turkey breast • 1 slice (1 ounce) cheddar cheese (Havarti cheese as alternative) • 2 tablespoons (about 1/4 pepper) roasted red bell pepper, cut into strips • Arugula or lettuce leaves, optional For best performance in panini maker, brush outside of each slice of bread with olive oil. Spread other side of bread with sandwich spread. Top with turkey, cheese and pepper strips. Close sandwich and cook for 4 to 5 minutes in panini maker or on griddle, until cheese is melted. If desired, pull open and add lettuce before serving.

Spicy Pork Sandwiches Makes: 4 servings Prep time: 30 minutes • Vegetable oil • 1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow onion • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper • 1 pound lean pork strips, thinly sliced

• 1/4 cup Hidden Valley Spicy Chipotle Pepper

Sandwich Spread & Dip • 4 sandwich buns • In large nonstick skillet, stir-fry onion and pepper in oil for •’5 minutes. Add pork and cook for 5 more minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from heat and stir in sandwich spread. Serve spicy pork mixture on buns.

Salmon Pita Makes: 2 servings Prep time: 15 minutes • 6 ounces fresh salmon fillet, cooked and chilled (about 1 cup flaked) or 1 pouch (5 ounces) ready-to-eat premium wild caught pink salmon, skinless and boneless • 2 tablespoons minced shallot or red onion • 2 tablespoons minced celery • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice • 1/4 cup Hidden Valley Oven-Roasted Garlic Parmesan

Sandwich Spread & Dip • 2 pita pockets • 1 slice iceberg lettuce, optional • Flake salmon; stir in shallots, celery and lemon juice. Add sandwich spread and gently stir to combine. Fill pockets with salmon mixture and lettuce slice. Source: Hidden Valley


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Practical Money Matters

Love is in the air –every day! (Family Features) Chocolates? Roses? Been there, done that. Everyone wants to make sure the special someone in their lives knows how much they care. Here are some easy and fun ways to prove that he or she is number one in your book.

Make a Playlist of "Your Songs" Whether it was playing when you first met or is the soundtrack to your favorite movie, every couple has songs that mean something special to them. In the car, leave a CD or MP3 player stocked with your most memorable tunes as a special surprise and a suddenly-better commute.

Do the house chores. Seriously. Fix that item you've been saying you would fix forever. Empty the dishwasher and clean the bathroom. When they get home, have all the chores done, that way the only thing left to do is enjoy each other's company.

Put Pen to Paper Hide little notes with heartfelt sentiments on the refrigerator, on the nightstand, taped to the computer screen - any place they might stumble upon it throughout a typical day. Your note might be found after a long meeting or lastminute deadline, providing a moment of reprieve and happiness during a hectic day.

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For the brownies: • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped • 2 eggs, at room temperature • 3/4 cup white sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

For the glaze: • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Preheat the oven to 350F. In small pot over low heat, melt 1/2 cup of butter and 4 ounces of dark chocolate together until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, and whisk to combine after each addition. Add sugar and vanilla and stir to combine. Add flour, cocoa powder and salt and stir until smooth. Transfer batter into a 9 x 9 aluminum foil lined baking pan and place it into the oven for 25 minutes and bake until done. While brownies are baking, melt together semisweet chocolate and 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter for the glaze. Once melted, set aside. When brownies are done, let them cool. Once cooled, drizzle glaze over brownies, and spread it on top using an offset spatula.

Barefoot Bubbly Ruby Red Bliss Makes: 2 servings • 3 ounces cranberry juice • 1/2 ounce lime juice • 6 ounces Barefoot Red Moscato Champagne • 2 skewer cranberries for garnish Place chilled juices in flutes. Top with Barefoot Bubbly Red Moscato. Garnish with cranberries. Cheers! Source: Barefoot Wines


Most people who grew up during the Great Depression and World War II learned to scrimp and save as a matter of necessity. Many also gained financial security during subsequent decades when pension plans were more common, homeownership became the norm and government programs like Social Security and Medicare expanded. For a time, it seemed their Baby Boomer children stood to inherit amounts unheard of for previous generations. However, many economic factors have taken their toll on seniors' nest eggs in recent years. Thus, if you were counting on a sizeable inheritance to help finance your own retirement, you may want to rethink that strategy. Here are several reasons why many seniors are revising their estate distribution plans: Most people who invested heavily in the stock market during the Great Recession watched helplessly as their accounts lost significant value. Although the market has mostly recovered, many people – especially those in or approaching retirement – stashed their remaining balances in safer investments earning very low interest, worried the market might plunge further. Many likely will have to draw on their account principal to make ends meet, thereby depleting their savings (and estates) much more rapidly than planned. Many seniors expected their home's equity would help fund retirement. But after the housing market crashed, they instead found its value drastically reduced. Fortunately, the housing market has begun to recover. But many tapped-out seniors have turned to reverse mortgages and home equity loans to draw on their home's equity to cover living expenses, thereby lessening their estate's future value. As average life spans increase, so does the period we'll need to survive on our retirement savings. A 65-yearold man today will live until 83 on average; for women it jumps to 85. Many people never imagined their savings would have to last that long

and didn't plan accordingly. Even if they buy Medicare prescription drug and Medigap coverage, seniors, like everyone else, spend an ever-increasing percentage of their income on medical care. Such costs usually far outpace benefit cost-ofliving increases and interest earned on investments. Baby Boomers have begun tapping Social Security and Medicare benefits; and far fewer younger workers now fund those programs, so it's possible that benefits will decrease, premiums will rise or taxes will increase – or a combination of all three; all options would strain fixed incomes. When the market was booming, many people retired early, assuming they could afford to bridge the gap before receiving Social Security and Medicare. But plummeting home equity and reduced 401(k) balances have forced many retirees to aggressively withdraw from savings, trim expenses or even return to work. Many seniors help their children and grandchildren pay for high-ticket expenses like home down payments and college. Although such gifts reduce the eventual value of their estate, there are certain tax advantages (lower estate taxes, state tax deductions for 529 Plan contributions, etc.). If you're the recipient, don't take such assistance as license to take on additional debt. Unless they've purchased comprehensive long-term care insurance, your parents will likely burn through most of their savings should they ever require assisted living. And keep in mind that Medicaid will only pay for a nursing home once they've exhausted most of their assets. Bottom line: With seniors facing increasing financial challenges, don't depend on an inheritance to provide your financial security. This article is intended to provide general information and should not be considered legal, tax or financial advice. It's always a good idea to consult a tax or financial advisor for specific information on how certain laws apply to your situation and about your individual financial situation. 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


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How to keep your land pest-free (StatePoint) Spending time outdoors can recharge the soul and bring the family together. In your own backyard you can find beauty, enjoyment and a place to connect with nature -so long as you make sure to maintain all those beautiful trees and plants. Whether you have a garden, woodlands or natural landscaping on your property, you’ll want to keep your land healthy and free of unwanted pests. And experts say that woodlands need special attention.


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“Although trees look strong, woodland ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to natural and man-made dangers that can gradually reduce the health and beauty of your woods,” says Mike Burns, forester and program resource manager with the American Forest Foundation. A U.S. Forest Service assessment released last December predicts that as many as 34 million acres of forestland could be lost in the United States during the next 50 years, and that all regions in the United States will experience increased stress from natural disasters and pest infestations. Luckily, there are steps landowners can take to help keep trees and woodlands safe from pests: • Keep an eye out for changes. On trees, spots of yellow or brown or some thinning needles might be the effects of natural shading on lower limbs -- or it might be a disease or insect that’s about to spread to other trees. • Stay informed about threats in your area. Contact your state forestry agency or state department of natural resources to find out what’s bugging your area. • Monitor for pests and signs of disease every month or two. Check trees on the trunk, limbs, twigs, under peeling bark and leaves -- the most likely places to find injuries. Keep your eye open for things that look out of the ordinary. • Online resources can help you become a better steward of your land. If



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What you need to know to make the right food choices for your pets (Family Features) Pet owners want the very best for their animals, but it can be hard to choose the right food. With hundreds of pet food products available, how do you decide what's best for your pet? It's smart to start with the label - but labels can be confusing if you don't know what to look for. Here's what you need to know.

Pet Food Names So what's in a product name? More than you might think. According to the manual produced by The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), if a pet food name says: •Chicken, beef, seafood, lamb - it must contain 95 percent of that ingredient. •A combination of ingredients (Chicken and Liver) - the two named ingredients together must make up 95 percent of the total weight. The first ingredient should be the predominant one. This only applies to animal-based ingredients. •Dinner, entree, platter, formula, etc. (Beef Dinner; Seafood Platter) - it must contain 25 percent of the listed ingredient. If more than one ingredient is included in the name, the combination of ingredients must total 25 percent of the product. •With (Lamb with Rice) - it must contain 3 percent of the primary ingredient. •Flavor (Chicken Flavored) - no minimum requirements, but the pet should be able to detect the taste.

Ingredient List The primary goal of pet food is to deliver key nutrients to your pet. The higher the ingredient quality is, the

easier it is for your pet to absorb and use the nutrients they contain. Here's a closer look at pet food ingredients, the primary nutrients they deliver and the health benefits they offer to pets. •Fresh meat, chicken, poultry byproduct meal, meat by-products, soybean meal and egg - High quality protein for muscle tone and development and healthy skin. •Animal fat, fish oil and vegetable oil - Fats and essential fatty acids for energy, improved taste and healthy skin and coat. •Corn, rice, barley, sorghum - Carbohydrates for energy and other nutrients for healthy skin and coat. •Cellulose, soybean mill run and beet pulp - Fiber sources that promote intestinal tract health; some are helpful in weight control. Chemical names in the ingredient list are most often vitamins or minerals added for complete nutrition. What about by-products? A by-product is a secondary food item that is made from a primary ingredient production stream. A by-product like "chicken by-product meal" can contain organ meat that has a high nutritional value. In fact, it's a more concentrated protein source than raw chicken alone and contains high quality, highly digestible protein. Not all by-products are created equal. For example, a highquality pet food often recommended by veterinarians, such as Hill's (makers of Science Diet and Prescription Diet), only accept high quality by-product ingredients. However, bargain brands may use inferior ingredients that

include feathers or other lower-nutritional parts of the animal.

Guaranteed Analyses By law, pet food packaging must show the minimum percentages of crude protein and fat, as well as the maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture in the product. This is not an indication of the actual nutrient content or a guarantee of nutritional quality. •The minimum amount guarantee shows the lowest amount of nutrient in the food. For example, a product may have a minimum fat guarantee of 8 percent, but actually contain 15 percent of fat. •The maximum amount guarantee may be 5 percent fiber, but the product may only have 1 percent fiber. Remember, if the actual nutritional content is not clear on the packaging, you can always contact the manufacturer directly via their product information toll-free number on the package.

What Does "Natural" Mean? AAFCO has developed some guidelines for natural claims for pet foods. •In general, the term "Natural" is applied to products that are free of artificial flavors, artificial colors and artificial preservatives. •While preservatives are needed to prevent food from going rancid, natural products use natural source preservatives instead of artificial ones. •"Holistic" has no legal definition and can be used however the manufacturer chooses. •The word "Organic" refers to how the source plants were grown or animals were raised. Currently, USDA and state regulators allow the usage of "organic" on pet food labels if human guidelines are met.

Nutritional Adequacy Statement The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) sets the nutritional guidelines for pet foods sold in the United States. The nutritional adequacy is determined by one of two methods - formulation and feeding trials. •Feeding trial method - This requires the manufacturer to utilize an AAFCOprotocol feeding trial using the food as the sole source of nutrition. The pets' performance is documented when fed

the food. A sample label statement might read, "Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures indicate this food provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs." •Formulation method - This requires the manufacturer to formulate the food to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for dogs and cats. Because it is a calculation of nutrient levels, and AAFCO feeding trials with pets are not required, this is a faster, less-expensive method. A statement on a product using this method might read, "Formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Cat Food Profiles for maintenance of adult cats."

Ages and Stages The AAFCO guidelines only govern food for three pet life stages: growth and reproduction, maintenance, and all life stages. Foods formulated for all life stages must meet the most nutritionally demanding life stage - growth and reproduction. So while getting an all life stages food to feed several pets of different ages might sound good, in reality, this food is designed for pets under a year old, or for nursing animals - and may not be a good choice for the nutritional needs of pets in other life stages. More information about pet food labels can be found online at under "Resources for You," and you can learn more about pet nutrition and choosing the perfect food for your pet at

Organic terminology includes the following: •100 percent organic. Everything in the bag or can is organic. •Organic - at least 95 percent of the content is organic. •Made with organic - at least 70 percent is organic (however, the USDA "Organic Seal" may not be used on the label). •Any product with less than 70 percent organic ingredients cannot be called organic, but may list organic ingredients in the product's ingredient list as organic (e.g. organic chicken). Source: Hill's


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Rescue Group Contacts

Pet & Rescue


Tremendous Tippy My name is Tippy and I was born in mid Nov. 2012. I came out of the Mt. Vernon shelter in Bakersfield when I was just two days old. My momma is a wire coat terrier and it looks like I am going to have fur just like her. I am a playful puppy who gets along great with all my canine companions. I have ears like the Flying Nun and lots of personality. I am spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed, crate-trained and am working on housetraining. My adoption fee is $150. Email for an application.


Marvelous Milo My name is Milo. I’m a ten year young small male Poodle, saved by a Good Samaritan/STOP. I was in bad shape before I was rescued, my previous "owner" did not provide the necessary care a family pet completely deserves. Please call Carol, 661-750-9850 (cell), 821-1771, for further details/to adopt marvelous Milo (you can also call STOP, 661-8234100, menu #2).

• 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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Shop Local Sh Sh al to Get More re for or Your Money 9 Great Reasons to Buy Local 1. Money Spent Here Stays Here If residents of the Greater Tehachapi Area would transition just 10% of their out-of-area retail spending to in-Tehachapi spending, Tehachapi businesses would gain an estimated $7.62 million in sales.

2. Local Character & Prosperity In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an advantage in offering quality of life and unique experiences.

3. Keep Tax Revenues Local A 10% increase in local spending will generate more than $34,000 annual increase in local tax revenues. (That is, $34.1 million in retail sales; 10% of that is $3.4 million; Local government (i.e. City and County) get a total of 1% of sales tax, or $34,000).

4. Local Business Owners Invest in our Community Local businesses are owned or managed by people who live and work in our community, raising their families and investing in our community’s futures. They support our churches, our schools, our organizations, our quality of life.

5. Better Variety Local businesses provide a wide variety of products and services, right here in our community. Many of these are "one-of-a-kind" businesses that provide our community with its own distinct character. The more people shop here, the more products and services will be available.

6. Convenience Equals Savings Shopping locally saves you time and money. A shopping trip outside of the area costs you for every mile you drive, each way, and valuable time away from your home. Pocket the savings and treat your family to a night on the town!

7. Friends & Neighbors Local businesses are staffed by local residents, your friends and neighbors. You get better service from people you know and who know you. And, you can catch up on "what's new" with other customers as you shop.

8. Non-profits Receive Greater Support Tehachapi non-profits receive much of their revenue from contributions and gifts. Your support of local businesses helps to ensure that they are able to continue their corporate giving to our local non-profits.

9. Community Well-Being Vote with your pocketbook! Tehachapi matters to you, so let our businesses know that you want them to stay in our community.


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Noteworthy Woodcutting opens for 2013 season With a permit in hand people can begin gathering wood as of April 1, 2013. Woodcutting permits for the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument are available at Forest Service offices in Dunlap, Porterville, Springville, Lake Isabella, and Kernville. Wood permits are valid from April 1 until November 30. Woodcutting activities throughout the Forest are based on current road, weather, and fire

danger conditions— please check with your local Forest Service office for updates on conditions before cutting firewood. Wood permits cost $10 per cord with a minimum purchase of two cords per person ($20). There is a maximum purchase of ten cords per household. The cost of the permits is nonrefundable. Customers will be provided with a woodcutting area map and instructions regarding

policies when purchasing wood permits. It is the wood cutters responsibility to know and follow all regulations listed on their wood permit. The Forest does not allow vehicles to travel off designated roads for woodcutting, and citations will be issued for violations. Visit main/sequoia/mapspubs for more information regarding roads and trails. Currently, only dead trees that have fall-

en to the ground may be collected. Standing dead trees (snags) may be cut down and harvested with a woodcutting permit, between June 1 and Oct. 15, within designated areas of the Kern River and Western Divide Ranger Districts. Snags cannot be cut down and collected within the Hume Lake Ranger District nor within any giant sequoia groves. Live trees may not be cut. There are active timber sales in the Brecken-


United Church of Christ

A Progressive Christian Church 10:30am Worship & Sunday School

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

Sunday Schedule

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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

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Seventh-day Adventist Church SATURDAY Worship 20335 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd., Tehachapi 93561 Between (Schout and Highline) • (661) 822-1174

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Senior Pastor Michael Clark Thursday Service: 7:00 PM Sunday Service 9:00 AM & 10:45 AM Sunday School and Nursery

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 7953272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).

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Church Phone: 822-6817

School Phone: 823-7740

11 AM Sabbath School 9:30 AM

Where Love and Joy Abound Worship Service Time: Sun. 10:00 a.m. Child care available Cummings Valley Elementary School 24220 Bear Valley Road 661-821-2170 Knowing the Shepherd and making Him known

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.

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

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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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The Power of the Purse fundraiser April 19 The Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault will present their signature fundraising event, “Power of the Purse” on Friday, April 19. The first of its kind for the Alliance, this inaugural occasion is featured as a “girls’ night out,” offering attendees the opportunity to purchase fabulous, designer purses like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, and Brighton products. In addition, the night will offer

jewelry, travel packages, and gifts. “Power of the Purse” will be complete with signature cocktails, unique hors d’oeuvres, and a night of “bubbles, baubles, and bags”. Presented by Chevron, and hosted at the home of Richard and Teddi Fanucchi, 100 percent of the proceeds will assist the Alliance’s extensive list of community services that have operated at the non-profit since 1979.

The “Power of the Purse” celebrates the power that dedicated people can bring toward changing the lives of those that don’t have the power or means to do it on their own. Whether it is women helping women and children or men helping to protect women and children – we all have the power to ensure that all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault have a safe place to go in order to gain back power over their lives.

Power of the Purse Friday, April 19 6:30 p.m. – 9:30p.m. 5605 Ruby Lane Bakersfield, CA 93308 Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased by calling 661-378-5646.

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GH Friday & Saturday 4/11 & 12. 7:30am to 1:30pm 22812 Monroe Lane

Yard Sales 1314 Goodrick Dr. Sat. 4/13 8am Rain or shine. Huge multifamily yard sale, Vintage estate sale items. Something for everyone.

23781 Lakeview, Bear Valley Springs Call 821-1679 for gate pass

1 week – min. 3 lines ......... $13.51 $3.56 each add’l line 2 weeks – min. 3 lines ....... $20.89 $5.52 each add’l line 3 weeks – min. 3 lines ....... $26.36 $6.96 each add’l line 4 weeks – min. 3 lines ....... $30.36 $8.00 each add’l line


1 week – min. 3 lines ......... $10.37 $2.76 each add’l line 2 weeks – min. 3 lines ....... $17.52 $4.68 each add’l line 3 weeks – min. 3 lines ....... $23.41 $6.24 each add’l line 4 weeks – min. 3 lines ....... $26.52 $7.08 each add’l line

Youth Parking Lot Sale & Car Wash. Sat., April 20 7am-1:30pm. Good Shepherd Lutheran 329 S. Mill

Plus tax.

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Subaru, Forester, 2005, LLB model, fully loaded, moon roof, AWD, great car, great condition. $7500 872-9335

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

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1023 Clearview, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths + Office, Custom home. 2 car garage, W/D hook ups, large fenced backyard with patio, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher. $1,150.00 per month + security deposit. 106 Brentwood, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath home. All kitchen appliances included, W/D hook ups, 1 car detached garage, fenced yard. $1,100.00 per month + security deposit.

GREAT starter home in town. Totally updated -flooring, painting already done inside and out, including kitchen updates! 3 bedrooms/1.75 baths in the heart of town, and a great value! New Pella dual-paned windows and central heating and air installed. Charm and comfort await you here. Priced at $134,000. Call Terri for a showing today!

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1329 Alder, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath home. Fireplace, 2 car garage, fenced backyard, W/D hook ups. $850.00 per month + security deposit. Available after April 1, 2013

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1340 South Green Street, Large 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths + Den + Playroom, 2 car garage, fireplace, open floor plan. $1,400.00 per month + security deposit.


21350 Golden Hills Blvd. APT. D, HALF OFF 1ST MONTH RENT, 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath, W/D hook ups, fenced backyard. $625.00 per month + security deposit. 21055 Santa Barbara Dr. APT B, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Newly renovated, well landscaped common area. W/D hook ups. $625.00 per month + security deposit.

Michael Boutte

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Horse lovers dream: Well Loved Meticulously clean 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 2 car attached + 2 car detached garage, 2 covered patios, tile floors, fp, frml dining, breakfast/dining rm, fantastic views. $310,000


20041 Valley Blvd., Ste. 1 | 661.822.5251

RE/MAX Tehachapi, Inc. 798 Tucker Rd. # 1 Tehachapi, CA 93561 Office: 661-822-8888

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Weekender, Friday, April 12, 2013

Help Wanted Part-Time Receptionist

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

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Tehachapi Rentals Furnished Room, cable, internet, fridge, mic in room $165/week 352-216-2452 SAND CANYON RANCH 100+ acres, real quiet, private. Storage building, + garage, 60 x 60 ft horse corral. Want desirable easy going tenants. $300, with RV $500 incl. H20,. Elect avail. Dep. 805-455-8181 3 bdrm 1 bath with stove & refrigerator, Beech Street, $900 per month, call 661-805-4208

Houses Quality homes for rent. View listings @ Call Kathy Carey @ 661-331-1514. Serving Tehachapi for 25 years!

$2,000+Dep. 4 bdrm 2.5 bath, Executive home on 2.5 acres, no smoking, no pets, 661-747-6899

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

220 E. J St $999 Rent $999 Deposit 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath W/D Hookups, Large Lot, Section 8 Ok (661)863-0000 Bear Valley on golf course, 3 bedroom, newly remodeled. $1150/mo + security, Call agent Rubien 822-4433 or 747-3036 For Sale By Owner 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath in Bear Valley Springs, extra large patios, front & back, beautiful view, RV parking, dog run, amazing great room with wood stove. $260,000 661-821-4518 GH, 3+2, fenced, sprinklers, c/air, courtyard, $1200 + security. 663-9490 In town, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fenced yard, $1,100 + deposit. Call Karen @ 632-6574 In Town 3+2 $1000+$1200 Dep Available now. 972-2198



3 bedroom 2 bath, 1200 sq. ft. East Golden Hills, $1000/mo + $1000/dep. Susan 661-400-9705

2+1 GH, W/D hookup, A/C, backyard, well maintained. avail. now. $695/mo. No pets, no smoke. 822-3540

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

Cute 2+1 Laundry facilities, W/T paid. Newly refurbished. 661-472-9394

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 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, $1000/mo $1000 sec. 823-0223 or 301-6347 Very clean 4+2.5+3, quiet neighborhood, range, refrig., d/w, w/d, pellet stove, central h/a, new carpet, septic system, propane. Trash incl. Pets neg. Low water landscape being installed in frt yd. $950 mo. + $950/dep. Avail. now. 21740 Everett Dr. Calif. City Call Peggy @ Coldwell Banker 760-373-8636

Apartments WGH Studio apt. furn. pvt patio. Util, cbl internet incl. $575 + sec. 822-5080 GH. 1+1 W/FP & lrg. closet; coin op lndry. $475 sec, $475mo. water/trash pd. Ref. req. 823-9938 1 bedroom in the city. $500 + $500 deposit 972-2876 or 302-3557 2+1 Apartment, small patio, near GH school, laundry rm on premises & wash/dryer hkups, new paint & carpet. $575-$750 per mo., 661-822-7758

2 Bdrm 1 1/2 bath, Townhome, single car garage, w/d hkups $795+ $795 Dep. w/lease. 661-972-0696 Golden Hills 2 bdrm, 1 bath, NO GARAGE $575/month For more information call 626-961-4912. 2 + 1 GH, Upstairs, $500 dep $575/mo. Ready now. Coin op laun. 661-345-0307 2 bedroom in the city. $550 + $550 deposit. 972-2876 or 302-3557

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Commercial Rentals Best price in town! 1550 SF Industrial space W/Office, restroom, heating & insulated, 12x12 roll up door. Tehachapi Airport Industrial Park $800 mo. 822-7625 20300 #D Valley Blvd. (Corner of Santa Lucia) Professional building-office space approx 1000 sq ft. $800 mo. 4 Seasons Realty 822-RENT. EOH DELUXE OFFICE SUITE, 900 SF, carpeted, blinds, A/C, restroom, across from City Hall, $900/mo 661-822-7625.

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765 Tucker Road

27750 Stallion Springs Dr.

Barbara Shaw


MAKE IT YOURS! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,568 sq.ft., tile roof, tile floors & newer kitchen cabinets. Upstairs loft is finished without a closet and is rough plumbed for a bath. Needs some TLC. Lot next door also available! Call for details. $155,000 #9965377

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


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

“She found out what we were looking for and helped us find our home. Barbara always had a great attitude and was willing to do whatever it took to make us happy. We will recommend her to our friends.” ~Mr. V.

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SO NICE! 4BR/3BA View Home on 3 combined lots, apprx. 3,172 sq.ft., surrounded by oak trees, Skylights, & unique Craftsmanship at every angle. 2 fireplaces, 2 LG living areas on main & lower levels. $325,000 #9964730







MAKE IT SPARKLE! Nice corner home built by McGarrah with 3BR/1.75BA, apprx 1,552 sq.ft. including a Great room with fireplace and Formal living room, tiled counter tops in kitchen and bathrooms, plus tiled bath and shower; Nice large lot; Needs some TLC! This property is a ‘Short Sale’. Call for details and showings. $145,000 #9966210






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

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

GREAT GH LOCATION! You’ll love this home on a large, all level lot, apprx. 1,743 sq.ft, many upgrades, and a bonus room! 3 bedroom 2 bath, newer carpet, flooring, paint, kitchen, and RV Parking. Lovely trees, too! $139,900



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

SWEET 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



PURE SERENITY! Relax and thoroughly

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

acres! Imagine–No electric bill, no water bill! This home is spacious and open, 3BR/ 2BA, split-wing w/huge country kitchen, sunny dining area, FP in living rm. $139,900 #9965253

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 COME SEE! 10-3

HOME+APT +ORCHARD! On 3.13 acres! Main




4BR/2BA, apprx. 1,975 sq.ft. home with charming front yard landscaping, large open white kitchen, two separate living spaces, tub and shower in master bath. Backyard is an open palette waiting for your inspiration! $230,000 #9966146 COME SEE! 10-1


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 COME SEE! 10-3


plus office plus loft! Apprx. 2,492 sq.ft. home with many upgrades included! Formal living/dining & family rm, spacious kitchen, & informal dining area. Upgraded kitchen w/granite counters, island counter, double ovens, pantry & tile floor. Great backyard w/deck w/ covered patio! $279,900 #9966137 COME SEE! 10-1

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, 2story wood deck, formal dining, game/ activity room, & RV parking w/full hookups & fully fenced yard. $319,000 #9965809


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

SWEET AS CAN BE Don’t miss this wonderful 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,438 sq.ft home with stunning mountain views, open tiled country kitchen with loads of cabinets and a breakfast bar. Cozy fireplace in living room. RV access and huge backyard. Conveniently located to recreation and restaurants. $159,900 #9966098

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS & OAKS! 3BR/2BA, apprx 2,135 sq.ft., built in 2006 sits on 1.94 acres with spacious great room w/ vaulted ceilings, skylights, surround sound & fireplace. Kitchen opens to great room and has granite counters, center island, skylight and pantry. Exterior composite deck, RV parking & circle driveway. $419,000 #9966111









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

LIVE IT UP! Large 4BR/3.5BA home on 2.43 acres. Apprx. 3,648 sq.ft., generous sized kitchen with granite counters. Living room & den have a full size bar with a dance floor. The views are of the entire valley all on paved road. So Nice! Now: $144,900




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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 29841 Pinedale: GREAT BEAR VALLEY LOCATION! This 3BR/2BA was recently upgraded with new paint and carpet. Large open family room and generously-sized kitchen make this a must see home. Move-in Special: $900 for first 6 months + $1075 Sec. deposit. $1075 a month thereafter.

GO RETRO! Here’s a super cute vintage home conveniently located downtown on a cul-desac! 3BR/1.75BA, apprx. 1,193 sq.ft., wood cabinets in the sweet kitchen, living room w/ fireplace, central heat, covered front porch, spacious backyard with covered back patio and so much more. Hurry! $115,000 #9966259




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




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

ABSOLUTELY CHARMING 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,344 sq.ft., double-wide manufactured home on 2.5 extremely useable acres, in Sand Canyon. Extremely clean, very well maintained, large’’ open rooms, lushly landscaped creating very private outdoor patio & beautiful views and plenty of space for horses, Gardening, relaxation and play! $94,500 #9964990

ON 20 ACRES! Don’t miss this extremely charming, Open split-wing floor plan home with 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,496 sq.ft. boasting ohso-many upgrades - Oak cabinets, high ceilings, living room with fireplace and doors that open to a deck with breathtaking country views! $275,000 #9965746

1264 Alder Ave. SWEET TRADITIONAL one-story home, 4BR/2BA, apprx. 1,155 sq.ft spacious floor plan and nicely landscaped back yard. No pets. Great Tehachapi City location near schools and restaurants. $1,075 a month + $1,075 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

RIGHT IN TOWN! Established neighborhood, 3BR/1.75BA, apprx 1,260 sq.ft, new interior paint, new carpet, large eat-in kitchen, good amount of storage space, brick fireplace, new roof, large fenced backyard with in ground pool. Pool needs work and is not in working order. Call about potential special financing! $159,900 #9966209

MAKE THE MOVE! Wonderful 3BR/2BA,

apprx. 1,540 sq.ft., Generously-sized bedrooms, granite counters in the kitchen, lots of cabinets & pantry. Cozy fireplace in the living room, great 3 car garage, landscaped front and back. Wow! Come take a look! $205,000 #9966222

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