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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 Pacino’s Spaghetti Factory • Tehachapi 1100 W. Tehachapi Blvd. 8229400. • Tehachapi Idol: Round One continues Sunday, May 5 at 7 p.m. Cover charge is $8 and includes beverage. 58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi 480 Steuber Rd., 822-9992 • Manic Mondays, Ladies Night, 80's music 5 to 8pm • Key Largo Band Satur-

day, 8 p.m. to close. Dog House Saloon • Tehachapi 777 West Tehachapi Blvd., 8224200. • 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, KC Steakhouse • Bakersfield 2525 “F” St. 322-9910, • Jimmy Gaines, pianist: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. • Jimmy Gaines, pianist; Mike Hall, guitarist; Bobby O, drummer; Glenda Robles, vocalist. Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Concerts 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. • Laurence Juber guitarist extraordinaire, June 9; 3 p.m. Antelope Valley Community Concert Season • Lancaster 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., 661-9452633: Call for show schedule.

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Karaoke & D.J. and Line Dancing Domingo’s Mexican & Seafood Restuarant • Tehachapi 7-11 p.m., every Wednesday, 20416 Highway 202; 822-7611. Tehachapi Mountain Pub & Brewery • Tehachapi 7-11 p.m., 20717 South Street. 8220788. • Karaoke Tuesday • DJ for ladies night, Wednesday • Country Music DJ Thursday • Open DJ Friday and Saturday Dog House Saloon • Tehachapi DJ Diablo, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday (unless noted in Live Entertainment above) 9 p.m. close. 777 West Tehachapi Blvd. 8224200. 58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi 480 Steuber

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Flower Garden quilt is prize in spring fundraiser BY CHELLEY KITZMILLER CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Throughout the centuries quilts have provided people with warmth and comfort. There are dozens of patterns, some simple, some complicated. The Flower Garden pattern can be traced to eighteenth century England but was called a Mosaic or a Honeycomb pattern. It was first advertised in the 1835 issue of Godey’s Lady’s Book and called ingenious. This vintage (1930-1940) Flower Garden quilt is the spring fundraiser for Have A Heart Humane Society. The unknown quilter used mostly flour sack material and lovingly hand-pieced and stitched every inch. She even finished off the jagged-edged border, which is rare and prevents many of these quilts from ever being used. The quilt has an appraised value of between $600 and $800. “Have A Heart Humane Society is a little like this quilt,” says HHHS founder/president Chelley Kitzmiller, who bought the quilt in the 1980’s from Becky Garrett, a talented Tehachapi designer. “More than thirty volunteers, all doing different jobs, provide warmth and comfort in one form or another to the pets we rescue. Some pets are simple, some complicated. Each pet is lovingly treated as a family member, not kenneled or warehoused. Some come to us absolutely

perfect. Others need medical care or professional training to make them adoptable. And some never leave us because of medical or behavioral issues.” Have A Heart Humane Society concentrates most of its efforts and resources on lost and abandoned Tehachapi pets and low income Tehachapi pet owners who can’t afford to have their pets altered without financial aid. Gina Christopher, VP and Cat Coordinator says, “We feel it’s not enough to foster and adopt out animals; we want to end Tehachapi’s pet over-population problem and help create a community that’s pet-friendly and pet-safe.” To that end, the organization applies for grants, puts on fundraisers and accepts donations to provide spay and neuter services, free vaccinations, cat litter and pet food giveaways, etc. Pets have been transported to low cost spay/neuter vets and clinics as far as Fresno to the north and Burbank to the south. “We hope to raise $2000 from quilt ticket sales,” says Kitzmiller. “The quilt is a one-of-a-kind beauty and will make its new owner proud.” HHHS is an active and progressive non-profit pet rescue whose leaders are prominent small business owners, pet owners and animal activists. The group partners weekly with The

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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., 8227500 • 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, May 3 and 4; 7 p.m. Mati-

nee: 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, •Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Directed by Pat Kerley, 7 p.m. on June 7-9, 14, 15, 21- 23 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 ELVIS LIVES! • Bakersfield May 1; 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001

Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Side Street Stutters • Bakersfield May 5; 3 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: The Cherry Orchard • Bakersfield May 23-25; 8 p.m; May 30-June 1 8 p.m; June 2, 2 p.m. Dore Arena Theatre, Cal State Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy. 654-3093, Chester • Bakersfield May 10- June 29, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m.Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or


This vintage (1930-1940) Flower Garden quilt will be offered as the spring fundraiser for Have A Heart Humane Society. The quilt has an appraised value of between $600 and $800. Tehachapi Humane Society for Saturday adoption days at Radio Shack and Books & Crannies. The two groups also combined volunteers for the highly successful April 6 Spay/Neuter Clinic. HHHS has a monthly e-newsletter with 1300 subscribers which recaps the month’s activities and issues. Volunteers are always needed to fundraise, write grants and foster. “Tehachapi is growing,” says Kitzmiller, “and as it grows, so does our need for more veterinarians, a low cost Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing • Bakersfield June 4; 7 p.m. and June 5; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Rabobank Theatre, 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rosedale • Bakersfield June 26 - Sept. 14, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 5873377 or It All Happened at The Kern County Fair • Bakersfield Sept. 27 - Nov. 16, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m., Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or

spay/neuter facility and a no-kill animal shelter. We urge pet lovers to email us with your opinions on what is needed for Tehachapi’s pets.” Email: To subscribe to the newsletter visit: Quilt tickets are available at Books & Crannies, 1121 W. Valley Blvd. $1 each or six tickets for $5. The drawing will be held May 11 and the winner does not need to be present.

Gaslight Holiday Extravaganza • Bakersfield Nov. 29 through Dec. 23, 2013, Friday & Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Gaslight Melodrama, 12748 Jomani Dr. Tickets: 587-3377 or

Film/Screenings The Fox Theater • Bakersfield: 2001 H. St. Tickets: Shows 7:30 p.m, unless noted otherwise. • The Skin I Live In: May 3 • Nobody Else but You: May 10 • Girls Day Out to celebrate Mother's Day featuring a Block Party 10 a.m., fashion show at noon, and "The Princess Bride!" at 12:20 p.m.,

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Hands-on Arts Treasure Trove • Tehachapi 116 East Tehachapi Blvd., call 822-6794 for information and class prices, achapiTreasureTrove Open studios: • Watercolor every Monday, 5-8 p.m; $5. • All Media every Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m; $5. • Intro to Earth Clay with Gloria Moore, every Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Art Classes: call 8226794 for classes information • Beginning Oil PaintSee MORE • Page 5

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ing with Michelle Miller, six Saturdays, now through May 25, 1 to 3 p.m; $180 ($30/session), or pay in advance: $150, plus materials. • Acrylic Painting with Susan Cunningham, six Sundays, now through May 26; 2 to 4 p.m; $240 ($40/session) or pay in advance: $210, plus materials. Students will learn how to paint flowers and still life. • Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor with Jim Walsh, May 6, 14, 20, 27 and June 3; 5 to 7:30 p.m. for 6 wks. This class will cover various techniques 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 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. • 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 (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., 760-3766604, bradSee MORE • Page 6


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and 4th Monday of the month, from 6-8 pm. Pre-register 330-2676 (evenings only) or m • Experimental Watercolor Studio with Phyllis Oliver, meets on 3rd Monday of the month, 9 a.m.-noon. Pre-register 661-348-4717 or Experience Art • Bakersfield Summer childrens program. Classes begin June 11 through

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Other Activities Beale Memorial Library • Bakersfield 701 Truxtun Ave., 868-0770 • Math Clinic: Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. Learn math or get assistance with your math homework. Open to learners of See MORE • Page 7 PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBORAH HAND

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Brian Finnegan and William Coulter will perform at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 East “F” St., on Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased next door at Mountain Music, at The Apple Shed, or with a credit card by calling 661-823-9994.

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. Finnegan, from Armagh, Northern Ireland, is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting flute and tin whistle players. Coulter, from Santa Cruz, CA, is a Grammy winning guitarist who has been performing and recording Irish traditional music for the past 20 years. The two will also give workshops at 10 am the next morning. Coulter is also no stranger to Tehachapi. He will be returning to our own Camp Kiya for the third time this summer, July 21-25, teaching both classical and traditional guitar playing. Coulter and Finnegan met at a flute music camp, and enjoyed playing music together so much that they now tour as a regular duo, playing festivals, house concerts and other venues, such as Fiddlers Crossing. Finnegan 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. Flook was named the BBC Band Of The Year in 2006, and collected awards and fans wherever they played. Finnegan has also toured and recorded with artists such as Cara Dillon and Kate Rusby, and with the Russian band, Aquarium. With his own big band, The Singing Tree, he has performed at the Celtic Connections Festi-

val in Scotland. Finnegan has also received prestigious commissions as a composer. He 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. William 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. Since then, he has collaborated with numerous Celtic musicians, including Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton during the last two summers. He teaches at UC Santa Cruz, as well as many summer music camps. Coulter has also won a Grammy for his work on a CD, The Pink Panther, featuring solo guitar arrangements of the music of movie composer Henry Mancini. His book of transcriptions, Celtic Crossing, is published by Mel Bay, and he has recorded for Windham Hill Records and Gourd Music, among others. Fiddlers Crossing is at 206 East F Street at Robinson Street, in Downtown Tehachapi. Tickets may be purchased next door at Mountain Music, at The Apple Shed, or with a credit card by calling 661-823-9994. Tickets to the concert are $20, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30p.m.

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a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. Museum admission: Child $4, Adult $7, Seniors and Students of 18 and older $5, group tours available with reservations. • BVMNH FREE DAY! Free Admission from 12 noon-4 pm on the third Thursday of each month. VFW Post #5948 • Tehachapi 221 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 8227500 • Pool Tournaments 8 ball on Tuesday nights and 9- ball on Thursday nights. Vets and friends of Vets welcome, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.


ing sessions. • Toddler Time! Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Parents are invited to accompany their 18-month-old through 2-year-old children for music, nursery rhymes, stories and play – Arkelian Children’s Room. Buena Vista Museum of Natural History (BVMNH) • Bakersfield Events are held at BVMNH, 2018 Chester Ave, unless otherwise indicated. For information call 661-324-6350 or visit BVMNH is open Thursday–Saturday 10

Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) • Lancaster 665 West Lancaster Blvd. 7236250, (Call for current schedule.) Bakersfield Museum of Art • Bakersfield 1930 "R" St.,, 3237219. Every third Friday of the month, all admission is free; every second Sunday of the month, seniors (65 and older) are free.

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The cast of “The Princess and the Pea” invite you to their final weekend of performances at the Beekay Theatre, 110 South Green St., on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinee, May 5 at 2 p.m.

Final weekend performance of ‘The Princess and the Pea’ BY MONICA NADON CONTRIBUTING WRITER


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The final three performances of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea”, will take place this weekend. Remaining performance dates are Friday and Saturday, May 3, 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinee, May 5

at 2 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. TCT Jr. brings to life playwright Michele L. Vacca’s adaptation of a prince in search of a true princess to make his bride. But why must she sleep on a pile of mattresses to prove herself worthy of marrying the prince? Come enjoy a

performance of “The Princess and the Pea” to discover which princess the prince will choose as his bride. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 online at or at the ticket outlets: Tehachapi Furniture, Johnny’s Take n’ Bake or Picture Perfect and

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Summit Singers present their spring concert on May 4 BY CORRINE STONE CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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 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.

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Members of the Summit Singers practicing for their spring season concert series finale, on May 4th, to be held at First Baptist Church, 1049 South Curry St., at 7 p.m.

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Health & Fitness Ask the Doctor

Spinal Stenosis often cause of back pain BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. CONTRIBUTING WRITER

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: You have no idea how painful spinal stenosis is. Only oxycodone works. My doctor is afraid that I will become addicted. I am 75. I would rather die an addict than a person in constant pain. A surgeon told me it was too dangerous to operate unless I am in constant pain. Can you help? -B.A. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I read your article on spinal stenosis. I am 82, in good health, but plagued with back pain. My daughter, a nurse at a university hospital, had me see a neurosurgeon there. He suggested a microsurgical procedure

that took about three hours. I was discharged with a small bandage. I am now more than two months post-op, and my back feels better than it has in years. People with spinal stenosis should consider this operation. - M.R. ANSWER: Spinal stenosis is one of the most frequent causes of back pain. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain. It runs from the neck to the lower back. It's only as thick as your little finger. An eraser dropped from 12 inch-

es onto it would smash it beyond repair. It, therefore, needs protection. Nature has encased it in the back bones (vertebrae) through a tunnel that runs the length of the spinal column. Narrowing of the tunnel is called spinal stenosis. The narrowed part compresses the spinal cord and is quite painful. The narrowing comes from bone spurs, arthritis changes or thickening of back ligaments. Physical therapy, through strengthening back muscles and stretching thickened back ligaments, often lessens pain. Pain medicines can be used liberally. Injection of cortisone into the spinal canal (epidurals)

is another way to ease pain and compression. M.R.'s suggestion of surgery bears consideration, especially his comments on microsurgery, where a half-inch incision allows the surgeon to spread back muscles and other tissues so the surgeon can home in on the area of involved stenosis. A hollow cylinder is inserted through the spread back tissues, and special instruments allow visualization of the area with the ability to remove the compression. It's something that B.A. ought to consider with the constant pain she endures. The booklet on back problems deals with some of the more-com-

What exactly is professional counseling? AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION

“I don’t need to see a counselor. I’m not crazy.” Even if those exact words aren’t used, it’s what most people seem to think. That’s unfortunate, because it shows a lack of understanding of what professional counseling really is, or how important counseling can be in helping someone function better in daily activities and relationships and to live a happier life. “One of the misconceptions that many people have about professional counselors,” noted Dr. David Kaplan, Chief Professional Officer for the American Counseling Association, “is that someone must have a mental illness of some sort in order to need the help of a counselor.” “This simply isn’t true, and it vastly underestimates the role that counselors play in this country,” continued Dr. Kaplan. He said that a much better understanding of counseling can start with the definition of counseling that was recently agreed upon by a conference representing 31 counseling organizations: “Professional counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families,

and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.” “There are several key elements in that statement,” Dr. Kaplan noted, pointing out that the focus isn’t on “mental illness” but rather on accomplishing “mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.” This simply means that the professional counselor is working together with clients to help them recognize personal goals and assist them in identifying the means to reach those goals. “It’s important to note,” continued Dr. Kaplan, “that the definition calls for a ‘professional relationship’ rather than on a counselor performing some action or plan to make things better.” Changes come from the counselor and client together identifying problem areas such as low self-esteem, emotional turmoil, improving communication and coping skills or similar issues, and finding the means to overcome those problems and move on to a more fully functioning and happier life. Today there are more than 53,000 professional counselors who are mem-

bers of the American Counseling Association and who provide services to individuals, families, couples and groups. Professional counselors specialize in a variety of areas, including marriage counseling, working with military personnel and their families, child and adolescent counseling, gerontological counseling, dealing with substance abuse issues, career and employment counseling and more. Individuals, couples or families having problems in such areas are not people who are “crazy,” but simply people who realize that the assistance of a trained professional can help them better realize their potential and have happier and more fulfilling lives. Deciding to see a professional counselor does not have to be difficult but it does require taking that first step, which usually just means a phone call to a licensed professional counselor in your area. Use that phone call to interview the counselor, to describe what problems you may be facing, and to find out if that counselor feels like the right one for you. There’s never a charge or obligation for such

a call and it’s an important way to make sure that you are finding a counselor who can help you. There are a variety of ways to locate a counselor. Your local yellow pages or an online search for counselors in your area is one starting point. If you have a local mental health center, they can offer recommendations. You can also locate a counselor near you by visiting the American Counseling Association website at Click on the “Learn More About Counseling” link and it will take you to the page with a “Find A Counselor” link. Mental happiness is something we all should be able to enjoy and it’s a direct product of good mental health. Work troubles, relationship issues, depression, extreme stress, and the many other issues we face in today’s world don’t simply go away by themselves. But with the assistance of a professional counselor, most people can find themselves leading fuller, more satisfying lives. The American Counseling Association is the nation's largest organization of counseling professionals with more than 53,000 members in all 50 states and 80 other countries.

mon back conditions and their treatment. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -No. 303W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My wife has taken blood pressure medicine for many years. She's now 66. Her doctor put her on a new medicine that has her pressure at 125/65. It's never been that low before. Is that too low for someone her age? -- L.W. ANSWER: Does your wife complain of dizziness, especially upon

standing up? If she doesn't, then her pressure isn't too low. Ideal blood pressure is lower than 120/80. It's true older people don't always tolerate a sudden drop in their pressure, even though the pressure might be in the normal range. I don't consider your wife to be "older." You'd better not either. 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. (c) 2013 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

How to help seniors age independently (NewsUSA) - Ask most seniors if they want to age independently in their own homes, and they likely will say yes. Surveys show 95 percent of people over the age of 75 desire to age in place, and about a quarter of seniors live alone. These numbers are just the beginning. Baby Boomers are now turning 65 at a rate of about 8,000 a day, according to AARP. But what if you're the adult child of one of those independent-minded seniors? What if, like Alison Jacobson, whose blog has a loyal following, you find yourself frequently worrying about your parents' well-being? Here are some tips for dealing with the situation: • Preventing falls. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death for seniors. One simple first step is to remove all scatter rugs and make sure electric cords don't extend into high-traffic areas. • Upgrading lights. While seniors sometimes may be reluctant to admit it, vision diminishes with age. So, brighten lights in kitchen work areas to reduce the risk of burns and cuts. • Tech fix. The latest technology is the answer to substantial research highlighting the importance of staying connected for both seniors and caregivers. Enter the new CareLine home safety telephone system from VTech ( The product includes three individual pieces designed for optimal usability, even for those with vision, hearing and dexterity issues. The pieces are the corded base phone with photo displays for frequent contacts, a cordless handset and a very handy pendant that can also be snapped onto a belt and easily kept with the user. The pendant can make and receive calls, access voicemail, and receive automatic reminders about medications and appointments.



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Local sewing shops promote quilting art BY EMILY BRUNETT TEHACHAPI NEWS

Among the many quaint treasures in Tehachapi, quilting has gained traction with some artistic members of the community. “People come in who are doing all sorts of [sewing projects],” Debbie Szydlowski said inside her shop, Debbie’s Fabrics. Located at 112 E. Tehachapi Blvd., Szydlowski opened her sewing niche store 12 years ago. Since then, Szydlowski said she has noticed a slow down. “Through the years it’s gotten quieter,” she said, referencing the dragging economy. Just down the street inside 5 Hearts Quilts and Fabrics, 104 W. Tehachapi Blvd., Claudia Blodgett said she predicts quilting will remain a popular hobby in the Tehachapi area for years to come. “There are a lot of quilters in this area,” she said. “Quilting is alive and well. The bug bites deep but isn’t fatal… It’s a healthy compulsion. It gives quilters a way to release the creativity they have inside.” Szydlowski agreed. “It’s an art that’s here to stay,” she said. “People are creative in all sorts of ways, whether they are repurposing fabric or making something new.” Szydlowski said quilting can be a way to preserve memories and quilts can often become family heirlooms. With a


A 40 year quilting veteran, owner of 5 Hearts Quilts and Fabrics, 104 W. Tehachapi Blvd., Claudia Blodgett describes the machine quilting of "Puppy Dog Crazy," a log cabin design. distant smile, Szydlowski described the quilt her great-grandmother hand stitched for her high school graduation. “My mother would send her scraps of cloth,” she said. “I’ve always been able to look at it and see the wild pieces of fabric from the 60s that were my clothing.” Szydlowski now sends quilts to her children, who keep the quilts in

their respective families. “It’s like a hug from grandma,” she said of the quilts. Blodgett said while machine quilting is functional and can produce beautiful results, handquilted pieces hold much more value. In the 40 years she has quilted, only in the last seven has she used a machine. She said she still prefers See QUILTING/Page 3

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Quilting is a ‘touchy’ art

TRAVEL The National Quilt Museum is a non-profit institution established to educate, promote and honor today's quiltmaker. The National Quilt Museum is open to the public year-round: See website or call for hours and admission prices.

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“Air Show,” by Jonathon Shannon, Phoenix, Ariz. Machine pieced, hand appliqued, couched cording and hand quilted.

Sew exquisite: National Quilt Museum reshapes artistic notions

This quilt for a customer of Debbie Szydlowski, owner of Debbie's Fabrics at 112 E. Tehachapi Blvd., was already pieced by the customer but Szydlowski is charged with quilting an ornate design into the fabric.

‘Hand quilting is calming, centering and soothing,’ said Claudia Blodgett Continued from Page 2

sewing by hand to using a long arm quilting machine. “Machine quilting is work,” she said with a chuckle. “Hand quilting is calming, centering and

soothing....It’s been my [art] medium for the last 40 years.” Both women teach classes and work diligently to help fellow sewers and quilters find what they need to com-

plete their projects. Blodgett emphasized the “touchy” nature of the quilting art. “Fabric is a very tactile thing,” she said. “And it’s not like tomatoes; it doesn’t spoil.”

On the cover top left: Debbie Szydlowski, owner of Debbie's Fabrics at 112 E. Tehachapi Blvd., uses her long arm quilting machine to decorate a quilt for a customer inside her shop. Top right: Claudia Blodgett, owner of 5 Hearts Quilts and Fabrics, 104 W. Tehachapi Blvd. Blodgett began the pictured project, "Cats in the Lights," in February. Bottom left: The hands of Claudia Blodgett as she stitches her "Cats in the Lights" quilt inside her shop. Bottom Right: Portion of “Forest Walk,” by Pat Durbin, Eureka, Calif. Machine pieced, raw edge appliqued, machine quilted. Photo courtesy of National Quilt Museum

If you want to give your family an “Oh, wow!” experience, make The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky., your travel destination. Museum Chief Executive Officer Frank Bennett said those unfamiliar with quilt art who walk through the museum doors for the first time, often exclaim, as he did, “Wow!” “They have never seen anything like it and can’t believe what they’re seeing,” he said. “Actually, we have a policy that if you are not blown away by what you see we will give you your admission back. We have never had someone ask for a refund and I doubt we ever will.” Jamie Kalvestran, of, described her reaction after walking through the museum’s doors as, “Oh, My!” Then, she wrote, she heard the woman entering behind her say, “Wow!” Kalvestran told her readers, “There are no words to explain the level of beauty, creativity and quality workmanship seen here.” NQM is well known among the nation’s 21 million quilters who regard it as the world’s “mecca” of quilting. And it has been described by Forbes as “a massive tourist attraction,” because it draws 40,000 visitors a year from all 50 states and 40 countries, earning Paducah the sobriquet, “Quilt City, USA.” But millions of people who may have heard of The Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Chicago Art Institute have never heard of NQM - and so are in for an eye-opening surprise. “Today’s top quilt artists are creators on a par with world-class Ameri-

can artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Andrew Wyeth,” Bennett said. “Everyone should experience this art form. It’s like nothing else....The work quilters do in every way is as much art as sculpture is art, or painting is art.” Bennett aims to transform the way the general public thinks about fabric art. He sees his mission as changing the notion that the best quilt art isn’t at the caliber of the world’s great paintings. Or that quilts were just something grandmother sewed to keep the family warm with maybe a simple pattern design on them for ornament. Right now, the quilting community and business is growing. Many newcomer men are becoming quilters, as well. One of them, Richard Larson, of Plano, Texas, who quilts professionally for a living, has won more than 300 quilting show awards. Last year, he exhibited in the NQM show a work titled, “Quilting Reinvented: Longarm Quilters of the 21st Century.” “Still, we have men who visit our museum with their wives but sit in the lobby, saying, “This is not art, this is women’s stuff.’” Bennett said. “When I tell them that I am the CEO and walk them into a gallery, you can see their perceptions change.” Opened in 1991, NQM offers the public 27,000 square feet of the finest quilt and fiber art. Exhibits are changed approximately 10 times a year. American quilt-making has expanded in recent years to involve 21 million quilters who have tripled the value of the U.S. quilting market from just over $1 billion in 1997 to $3.6 billion today.


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Insights into Hollywood: ‘you’re only as good as your last picture’ BY NICK SMIRNOFF CONTRIBUTING WRITER

“Fear is the fuel that runs Hollywood,” stated guest speaker Dan Bronson, first speaker in the "Insights" lecture series hosted by the Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association. Speaking on April 14 before an audience of about 50, the former studio executive said decisions in the motion picture industry are based on monetary return. "The idea that this is art is superseded by the question 'Will this film make money?'" Bronson said. "If you, as a studio executive, approved the film and it’s a commercial failure, then so is your job at that studio. Thus “fear is the fuel that runs Hollywood." Bronson was so intrigued by the artistic elements and manner of visual story telling in Stanly Kubrick’s film “Planet Of The Apes” that he gave up his university teaching position and moved to Hollywood to write and create artistic driven motion pictures. Securing a Story Analyst job with Paramount Studios, Bronson learned very quickly from his mentors that “It’s called Show Business, not Show Art," he said. “It’s all about the money and the deal," he noted. "If the film was a financial success then you may be asked to make another film for the studio." An old Hollywood axiom is “you are only as good as your last picture," Bronson added.


Bear Valley Springs resident Dan Bronson in his study.

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Dan Bronson speaks to audience during the Insights Lecture Series

Dan Bronson's lecture on April 14 was part of a series of lectures called "Insights" sponsored by Bear Valley Cultural Arts. These presentations are designed to provide unique perspectives on topics both familiar and new. Most of the presentations will be held in private homes and all are scheduled for Sunday afternoons. Remaining lectures in the series are as follows: May 19, at 4 p.m. — Make Me Care: Using Stories to Influence and Persuade June 30, at 4 p.m. — Van Gogh's Prolific Decade July 14, at 4 p.m. — Contemporary Taiko: New Works Light refreshments will be served. Gate passes are available by calling Nancy at 821-3534. "Insights" are presented free of charge.


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The last, best thing about reverse mortgage BY TAMMY ENGEL CONTRIBUTING WRITER

“Begin with the end in mind.” It’s really applicable to reverse mortgage, and to selecting the plan that makes the best use of a senior homeowner’s equity. With the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, the federally insured version of reverse, you get the choice of two basic plans — fixed rate or adjustable rate. Too many people jump to the assumption that the fixed rate plan is better. They lived through the interest rate fluctuations of the 1980s and saw what happened then. With the fixed-rate HECM, you are assured an interest rate throughout the life of your loan, but you are required to take all of the reverse mortgage proceeds at the close of escrow. Think about it: You are paying the full interest rate on the full balance from “go.” It makes your loan balance grow the fastest, and the bank loves you for taking this option. They’re making piles of money off you. And it’s up to you to wisely manage whatever money you get, because there won’t be any more proceeds from the loan. Consider the adjustable-rate alternative: You get to choose to take cash now, to take a monthly income stream forever, or to leave some proceeds as a line of credit to be used later. Your start rate is lower than the fixed rate, and since you are not taking all the proceeds now, your balance grows more slowly. Yes, your rate will increase over time, but you also get more available credit over time. That last piece is tough to wrap our minds around, so call me if you want those details.

Here are two recent incidents that convince me more than ever that choosing the adjustable rate plan can be so much smarter. Both these clients took their reverse mortgages with me in 2006. Mrs. M’s daughter called to tell me her 93-year-old mother had taken ill and is in the hospital in Bakersfield. She had initially signed up for the monthly draw on her loan, and had some line of credit left. With a phone call, we were able to stop the draw, convert those funds to the line of credit, and max that out to her checking account. As a result, the family now has sufficient means that mom can come home with fulltime care and spend the rest of her life amongst her friends and her familiar surroundings. Mr. R phoned me with the news that he has been sent home and “there is nothing they can do.” He, too, has the adjustable reverse with a monthly draw and some left on his credit line. We made the same phone call as above, and now he can afford to have hospice care at home. Had they taken the fixed-rate option, there might not have been any money left over for when it matters most. If you’re considering reverse mortgage, let’s have a detailed consultation about how either program might help you have your best, last days. TAMMY ENGEL is a Tehachapi-based mortgage advisor, and can be reached at 822-REAL with your questions about purchase, refinance, and reverse mortgage. Referrals available on request.

How to control online spending Buying online is a convenient way to make any number of purchases. Nowadays, shoppers can purchase everything from books to boats online, making it easier than ever before for consumers to connect with their favorite retailers. But the convenience of online shopping also makes it easy to overspend. When shopping online, consider the following tips that should help curtail spending. • Understand online marketing. Perhaps it's so easy to shop online because it's so easy for marketers to target customers via the Internet. Before "liking" anything on social media sites like Facebook, recognize that doing so is inviting marketers to inundate you with advertisements. • Beware of "limited time only" deals. Online retailers attempt to entice men and women to buy products by offering "limited time only" deals through their websites. While they might offer good

deals, consumers who aren't looking to buy a vacation package or a new wardrobe should ignore these offers no matter how enticing they might be. • Include online spending when establishing a monthly budget. Online spending is often so convenient that many people fail to account for it when establishing their monthly budgets. Come the end of the month, if you have considerably less money than your budget suggests you should, peruse bank statements to see just how much of that money went toward online spending. It might be a lot or might be a little, but take it into consideration when laying out next month's budget. • Recognize it's real money being spent. Buying online requires real money. Instead of swiping a card at the store, you simply click the mouse a couple of times and you've made a purchase. This disconnect facilitates overspending.

Make estate planning easier; don’t let your photo I.D. expire BY MATTHEW MARTZ TEHACHAPI NEWS

While having a driver's license or state-issued I.D. card is common for most Americans, more than 21 million people in the U.S. lack proper photo identification. According to a 2006 study by New York University's Brennan Center for Justice, about 11 percent of adult citizens do not possess a current government-issued photo ID, including nearly 8 million — or one in five — citizens 65 or older. As people age, they often give up their license and don't replace it with a state-issued ID that some states offer non-driving residents. Additionally, seniors over 65 are also are more likely to not have birth certificates because they were born before recording births was a standard procedure. Increasingly, this trend often times makes estate planning for seniors a lot more diffuclt, as docu-

ments that require notarization need current photo identification. The governing body that regulates California notary publics is the Secretary of State, who determines what forms of photo identification are allowed. According to the Secretary of State’s Notary Public Handbook 2010, one way a notary is required to certify the identity of the signer is with paper identification documents, which are current or have been issued within five years. Those documents include an identification card or driver’s license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, a United States passport, a U.S. Immigration stamped passport issued by a foreign government, a driver’s license or identification card issued by another state, a Canadian or Mexican driver’s license, a United States military identifica-

tion card, a California Department of Corrections inmate identification card, or an employee identification card issued by an agency or office of the State of California, or an agency or office of a city or county in California. All I.D. cards must contain a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person and an identifying number. If photo identification cannot be provided, a notary must identify the signer by the oath of a single credible witness whom the notary and signer personally knows, or by two credible witnesses whom the notary does not personally know. However, the notary first must establish the identities of the credible witnesses by the presentation of paper identification documents as listed above. So, to keep estate planning simple and easy, seniors are encouraged to keep their photo I.D. current.


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Understanding your risk for sleep apnea Sleep apnea is a debilitating and life-shortening ailment that affects millions of people across the globe, many of whom do not know they have this potentially dangerous condition. Understanding sleep apnea and its symptoms and risk factors is imperative for men and women who feel they have or may someday have sleep apnea.

What is sleep apnea? The word “apnea” is Greek and means “without breath.” Sleep apnea occurs involuntarily and unexpectedly while a person is asleep. It causes a person to stop breathing repeatedly while sleeping — sometimes hundreds of times a night — estimates the American Sleep Apnea Association. These moments of breathlessness can last a minute or longer and may not trigger a full awakening in a person. There are different types of sleep apnea. The main types are obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Obstructive apnea is more common and occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax during sleep and inhibit air flow. With central sleep apnea, a person's brain doesn't send proper

signals to the muscles that control breathing. Mixed sleep apnea is a combination of both obstructive and central sleep apnea. During an episode of sleep apnea, the body may rouse itself partially to resume breathing but not enough to fully awaken the person. As a result, sleep may be very fragmented and sufferers could feel extremely tired during the day and not understand why.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea Individuals who may be experiencing sleep apnea may have the following symptoms, according to The Mayo Clinic: excessive daytime sleepiness; loud snoring; awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat; headaches in the morning; problems paying attention; difficulty staying asleep. Others may notice a spouse or family member has sleep apnea by recognizing abrupt awakenings from shortness of breath or intermittent pauses in his or her breathing during sleep. Also, it is important to note that snoring may not be a sign of sleep apnea, but very often loud snoring punctuated by periods of silence is a pretty good indicator of apnea.

Treatments After being tested for sleep apnea, which usually involves some sort of sleep test, whether at home or a nocturnal polysonmography that measures heart, lung and brain activity is conducted at a sleep center, a doctor may refer patients to an ear, nose and throat doctor if there is a physical obstruction causing the apnea. Recommendations may include losing weight, quitting smoking and other lifestyle changes if these are thought to be the primary causes behind the apnea. Therapies for obstructive sleep apnea can include continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, which uses a machine to deliver continuous air pressure into the nose and mouth to keep air passages open. There are other air pressure devices as well. Surgery, including implants or creating a new air passageway via a tracheostomy, may be necessary in severe cases that don't respond to other treatments. Sleep apnea is not a condition to take lightly. It affects millions of people and requires action to prevent other maladies resulting from lack of oxygen to the body.

How Medicare is improving coordination of your care BY DAVID SAYEN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

If two mechanics are working on your car, but they’re not talking to one another, the results may not be so good. Likewise, if a baseball coach doesn’t communicate well with his players, he’s not likely to win as many games as he could. Good coordination can improve outcomes in all sorts of human activities. Health care is no exception. That’s why Medicare places so much emphasis on getting doctors and other health care providers to work together more closely and to share information on their patients. For one thing, Medicare is encouraging the formation of accountable care organizations, or ACOs. An ACO is a group of doctors and other health care providers who agree to work together and with Medicare to give you the best possible care by making sure they have the most up‑to‑date information about you. ACOs are designed to help your providers work together more closely to give you a more coordinated and patient-centered experience. If you have Original Medicare and your doctor has decided to participate in an ACO, you’ll be notified of that, either in person or by letter, and the ACO may request your personal health information to better coordinate your care. You’ll have the option of declining to have your Medicare claims information shared with the ACO. Your Medicare benefits, services, and protections won’t change. And you still have the right to use any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare at any time, just as you do now. For more information, visit or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1‑877‑486‑2048. Medicare also gives financial incentives to doctors and other providers who adopt health information technology. Health IT can help manage your health information, improve how you communicate with your health care providers, and improve the quali-

ty and coordination of your care. These tools also reduce paperwork, medical errors, and health care costs. One example is electronic health records, or EHRs. These are records that your doctor, other health care provider, medical office staff, or a hospital keeps on a computer about your medical care or treatments. EHRs can help lower the chances of medical errors, eliminate duplicate tests, and may improve your overall quality of care. Your doctor’s EHR may be able to link to a hospital, lab, pharmacy, or other doctors, so the people who care for you can have a more complete picture of your health. You have the right to get a copy of your health information for your own personal use and to make sure the information is complete and accurate. Electronic prescribing is another way to coordinate and improve care delivery. It allows your doctor (or other health care provider who is legally allowed to write prescriptions) to send your prescriptions directly to your pharmacy. Electronic prescribing can save you money, time, and help keep you safe. You don’t have to drop off and wait for your prescription. And your prescription may be ready when you arrive. Prescribers can check which drugs your insurance covers and may be able to prescribe a drug that costs you less. Electronic prescriptions are easier for the pharmacist to read than handwritten prescriptions. This means there’s less chance that you’ll get the wrong drug or dose. And prescribers can be alerted to potential drug interactions, allergies, and other warnings. DAVID SAYEN is Medicare’s regional administrator for Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific Territories. You can always get answers to your Medicare questions by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

Did You Know?

Fidgeting burns calories LOCATIONS


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There are a host of ways fitnessminded folks can burn a few extra calories, even if they don't know they're doing it. For instance, those who can't sit still and tend to have a nervous personality may burn more calories than a person who is calm. That's because fidgeting can burn up to 350 calories a day. Laughing more can also burn extra calories. Scien-

tists estimate that laughing 100 times is equivalent to a 10-minute workout on a rowing machine. Remember to get some shut-eye as well. Research has found that dieters who get adequate sleep can more easily shed weight. For those who are feeling amorous, engaging in intimate behavior can burn up to 360 calories an hour.


SENIOR SCENE — May-June, 2013

DISCOUNTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE — PLEASE CONFIRM BEFORE ORDERING IF YOUR BUSINESS offers a senior discount and you would like to be included in the next Senior Scene discount guide, call 822-6828. The following Tehachapi businesses offer senior discounts, as follows:

KELLY’S CAFÉ, (60yrs. +) 10% daily, 20424 Brian Way, 822-1608.

QUIZNO’S, (62 yrs. +) 10% daily, 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 823-9886.

58 RESTAURANT, (55 yrs. +) 15% daily, 480 E. Steuber Rd., 822-9992.

KING OF SIAM, (55 yrs. +) 15% daily, 760 Tucker Rd., 823-9977.

RAVEN’S NEST RESTAURANT, (62 yrs. +) 10% daily, 16332 Harris Rd., 822-5267.

ALL AMERICAN TIRE, (62yrs.+) 10% daily, 787 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-4950.

LAS PALMAS, (55 yrs. +) Sr. menu, 108 S. Green St., 822-5506.

RED CARPET GROOMING, (60 yrs. +) 5% daily, 20608 South St. #C, 823-1119.

APPLE SHED, (65 yrs. +) free non-alcoholic beverage w/ purchase of food, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd., 823-3333.

LINDA’S CAKES N’ THINGS (55 yrs. +) 10% on cakes and goodies (not including wedding cakes), 822-1122.

RED HOUSE BBQ, (60 yrs. +) 10% daily, 426 E. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-0772.

BASKIN ROBBINS, (65 yrs. +) 10% daily, 785 Tucker Rd., 822-3496.

M&M FISH AND CHIPS, (60 yrs. +) 10% on Tues., 640 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-3411.

BURGER SPOT, (60 yrs. +) 10%, 208 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-3145.

McDONALD’S, (55 yrs. +) 75 cent beverages, 2000 E. Tehachapi Blvd., 823-8300.

CANINE CREEK, (55 yrs. +) 50% off just bathing on Wed. only, 538 E. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-0307.

OLD TOWNE PIZZA, (55 yrs. +) 10% daily, 20430 Brian Way, 822-3558.

CITY SLICKERS, (62 yrs. +) 10% daily, 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-4939. DENNY’S, (55 yrs. +) 20% daily, $1 coffee with AARP card, senior. menu, 9000 Magellan Dr., 823-7380. DOMINGO’S, (55 yrs. +) senior menu daily, 20416 W. Valley Blvd., 822-7611. THE DRESSING ROOM, (62 yrs. +) 10% Wed., 20406 Brian Way Ste 3C, 822-4924.

P-DUBS GRILLE & BAR, (55 yrs. +) 10% on Wed., 27725 Stallion Springs Dr., 823-7777. PACINO’S SPAGHETTI FACTORY, (62 yrs. +) 10% daily, 1100 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 8229400.

SAVE MART (55 yrs. +) 5% Wed. only, 841 Tucker Rd., 822-6849. STUDIO J ask for LINDA, (55 yrs. +) $5 off cut/style, 114 East F St., 822-3669 ext. 227. THAI PALMS RESTAURANT (60 yrs. +) 10% daily, 20909 South St. #3, 822-8121. TEHACHAPI COLLISION CENTER, 10%, 2601 Santa Lucia, 822-5997. TEHACHAPI FITNESS CENTER, 20936 Sage Lane, 823.8205. VILLAGE GRILL, (55 yrs. +) 10% daily, 410 E. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-1128.

PETRA MEDITERRANEAN DELI, (65 yrs. +) 10% daily, 200 S. Green St., 822-1900. PRIMO BURGER, (55 yrs. +) 10% daily, 118 East F St., 823-7202.

TO BE INCLUDED on this list in the next edition of Senior Scene call 822-6828.

EXPRESSIONS, (65 yrs. +) $5 off any service any day, 20608 South St. Ste. D, 8237007. GOLDEN HILLS SALON, (60 yrs. +) 10% daily, 20021 W. Valley Blvd., 823-0880. JAVA LOOP, (55 yrs. +) 10% daily, 20001 W. Valley Blvd., 822-9987. KELCY’S CAFÉ, (60 yrs. +) 10% daily, 110 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-4207.


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May-June, 2013 — SENIOR SCENE

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.


The Weekender — Friday, May 3, 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:

Crossfit Crossfit Tehachapi • Bear Valley Springs Gate pass required. For information call Melissa, 858-248-5598 or visit website, Indian Hills Crossfit • Tehachapi 207 E. "H" St., 661-972-8936 or 300-1517 or see website,

Exercise 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. Kardio Kickboxing • Tehachapi Mondays, 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: Carter’s Walk for cured 5k/10k and 1 mile walk• Bakersfield May 18 at Yokuts Park at 7:30 a.m. Carter was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis, a rare white blood cell disorder, in Jan. 2011. The race benefits the CURED Foundation where 100 percent of funds raised will go directly to medical research. To register visit www.carterswalk4cured .com 2nd Annual Kern County Sheriff’s Benefit Association Honor Run

• Bakersfield on Saturday, May 25 at Hart Park, 7000 Alfred Harrel Highway, at 8 a.m. Pre-registration closes on Friday, May 10. Pre-registration is $25. Visit the facebook page 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

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 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, TMAC@TehachapiMar-


The Bakersfield Blaze take on the San Jose Giants at Sam Lynn Ballpark.

Spectator Events Clear Channel Stadium • Lancaster 45116 Valley Central Way. •Lancaster Jethawks vs. Lake Elsinore Storm on May 7 at 7 p.m., May 8 at 5 p.m. and make up game tbd, and May 9 at 7 p.m. • Lancaster Jethawks vs. Stockton Ports on May 10 and 11 at 7 p.m.,May 12 at 2 p.m., and May 13 at 11 a.m. • Lancaster Jethawks vs. Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on May 19 at 2 p.m., May 20 at 7 p.m. and May 21 at 11 a.m.

• Lancaster Jethawks vs. Inland Empire 66ers on May 23-25 at 7 p.m. and May 26 at 2 p.m. Sam Lynn Ballpark • Bakersfield 4009 Chester Ave. • Bakersfield Blaze vs. San Jose Giants May 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 p.m. • Bakersfield Blaze vs. Modesto Nuts on May 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and May 12 at 11:30 a.m. and May 13 at 7:30 p.m. • Bakersfield Blaze vs. HIgh Desert Mavericks on May 19 at 1:30 p.m., May 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. • Bakersfield Blaze vs. Stockton Ports on May

23-25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 26 at 11:30 a.m.

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. TO SUBMIT LISTINGS send by email to: or call 823-6360.

TVRPD Upper Division T-Ball remaining schedule T-Ball Upper Division remaining schedule. All games played at Meadowbrook Park Date Field Game Time May 7 on Field 1, Team 4 vs. Team 7 at 5 p.m. May 7 on Field 2, Team 1 vs. Team 3 at 5 p.m. May 7 on Field 3, Team

2 vs. Team 6 at 5 p.m. May 7 on Field 4, Team 8 vs. Team 5 at 5 p.m. May 9 on Field 1, Team 5 vs. Team 3 at 5 p.m. May 9 on Field 2, Team 1 vs. Team 7 at 5 p.m. May 9 on Field 3, Team 2 vs. Team 8 at 5 p.m. May 9 on Field 4,

Team 6 vs. Team 4 at 5 p.m. May 14 on Field 1, Team 3 vs. Team 8 at 5 p.m. May 14 on Field 2, Team 4 vs. Team 2 at 5 p.m. May 14 on Field 3, Team 1 vs. Team 6 at 5 p.m.

May 14 on Field 4, Team 5 vs. Team 7 at 5 p.m. May 16 on Field 1, Team 1 vs. Team 8 at 5 p.m. May 16 on Field 2, Team 7 vs. Team 6 at 5 p.m. May 16 on Field 3, Team 4 vs. Team 5 at 5 p.m.

May 16 on Field 4, Team 3 vs. Team 2 at 5 p.m. For more information call the team coaches. Team 1 coach, Jen Michael at 661-8997303, Team 2 coach Luis Manzo, 661-972-1307, Team 4 coach Dean

Miller, 822-0588, Team 5 coach Jessica Denny, 626-512-2891, Team 6 coach Rocky Schiefelbein, 822-7121, or Team 8 coach Jennie Young, 661333-7367.


Friday, May 3, 2013 — The Weekender


Beverly Hills; a sophisticated way to spend a day BY MATTHEW MARTZ TEHACHAPI NEWS

While the majority of southern Californians cannot afford the items that shimmer from storefront displays along the Spanish-style cobblestone streets of Rodeo Drive, a trip to Beverly Hills will give travelers a chance to experience how the other half lives. With its stylish, gourmet bistros, cradled by upscale boutiques and haute couture fashion stores that are neatly condensed in a two-block area lined with sun-dappled palm trees, Rodeo Drive is the perfect playground for hardcore shoppers. Perusing some of the world’s most coveted brands from Hermes, Versace, Fendi, Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton, buyers will erupt with envy and delight as the

stroll the “Walk of Style.” With bags in hand and credit cards maxed, a perfect day of shopping would not be complete without a happy ending, and a visit to one of Beverly Hills’ many luxurious spas to relax the mind and body is the ideal end, as guests leave feeling like a movie star. For those more interested in seeing movie stars than being treated like one, a 40-minute open-air Beverly Hills trolley ride that takes riders inside some of the area’s most expensive neighborhoods is one of the best ways to get a glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Not star struck, but want to learn more about the history television and motion pictures? A visit to the Paley Center for Media, 465 North Beverly Drive, provides media

buff with a unique experience where guests can search and watch television shows dating back to the early days of live broadcasting. And while Hollywood runs its veins, Beverly Hills offers plenty of things for the non-star gazer to do, and is home to three historic landmarks. The first is Robinson Gardens, a magnificent six-acre estate previously owned and occupied by Virginia Robinson of the Robinson-May department store family. Known as, the "First Lady of Beverly Hills," Robinson was famous for her lavish parties, which were frequented by Fred Astaire and Maurice Chevalier among others. The estate is listed on the National List of Historic Places, and is open to the public daily.

Photo courtesy of Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive - USA - California Travel and Tourism Commission The second is Greystone Mansion, a gift from oil tycoon Edward Doheny to his son Edward and his family. The 46,000 squarefeet Tudor-style mansion is open to the daily with free parking and offers sweeping panoramic views of nearby downtown Los Angeles. Next is the spooky

Spadena House. Initially built in 1921 as a back lot set at a Culver City production company, the “Witches House,” as it is also known, was used in several silent films before eventually being moved to 516 N. Walden Street in 1926. And although the famous landmark is not open to the public except for spe-

cial events, it’s still a cool spot to take a picture or two. Beverly Hills is located in the heart of Los Angeles, approximately 115 miles from Tehachapi. The trip is easily made in a day. The weather is usually sunny year-round, so anytime is a good time to visit.

Fish & Wildlife

Is bow hunting for turkeys from the roadside legal? Q&As from the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: While bow hunting for turkeys last week, I saw a flock of hens and jakes on the side of a highway and I got to wondering if it’s legal to hunt off the side of a highway. I know we can’t shoot across a highway, but exactly how many yards or feet away does a bow hunter have to be? (Rafael O.) Answer: It is unlawful to discharge a firearm or release an arrow or crossbow bolt over or across any public road or other established way open to the public in an unsafe and reckless manner (Fish and Game Code, section 3004(b)). Definitions for road and roadway can be found in the California Vehicle Code, sections 527 and 530. In addition, most counties have ordinances setting the distance from a public roadway that one must be to lawfully discharge a

firearm. Many counties require 150 feet, but this distance varies and you will have to check with the appropriate county’s sheriff’s department to determine the legal distance. It is always unlawful to negligently discharge a firearm, and the discharge of a firearm from or upon a public road or highway is prohibited (California Penal Code, section 374c).

Hand reels Question: I recently acquired a hand reel (Cuban yoyo.) Are there any restrictions on using one? What part of the Fish and Game Code applies to their usage? (Will E.) Answer: Yes, these basic hand-held reels are legal to use. Just add some line, tie on your hook, add bait, drop in your line and you’re fishing. It doesn’t get much easier or less expensive than this method. Stan-

ocean waters as well. In other words, when there is an ocean closure (zero limit), there would be a corresponding zero limit in freshwater as well.

Glasses when abalone diving


Spring turkeys dard methods apply, so if you are fishing in inland waters (three hooks with bait or three lures with three hooks each) or fishing in the ocean for rockfish (two hooks), you need to follow the hook restrictions as if you had a rod attached. If you do happen to hook a big fish, just be sure you’ll be able to land it!

Starry Flounder east of the Carquinez Bridge Question: Can you please clarify the starry flounder regulations in saltwater vs. freshwater? I know that flounder are included in the rock-

fish-cabezon-greenling regulations in saltwater, with limits and a definite season. However, when they move upstream (east) of the Carquinez Bridge into inland waters, do the same regulations still apply? Or, may they be taken yearround with no limit as they are not mentioned in the freshwater regulations? (Barbara U.) Answer: According to California Department of Fish and Wildlife Capt. Bob Puccinelli, because the fresh water limits for starry flounder are the same as the ocean limits, the limits would adhere to any closures in

Question: I wear reading glasses. I don’t like to take my glasses on the beach or in the water with me because I don’t want them to get scratched. However, without my glasses, I cannot clearly read the new abalone cards. Last season I accidentally used the wrong tag (one that was not in sequential order) because I could not read the numbers. What can I do to make this easier? (Zoe D., Trinidad) Answer: I can empathize with your frustrations. You may want to consider including non-prescription reading glasses and/or a small magnifying glass in your dive bag. Either can be purchased at many convenience stores for under $15. At least with these you would not have to risk

losing or breaking your prescription glasses and you will be able to comply with the regulations.

Non-lead pellets for squirrels in condor country? Question: I hunt ground squirrels with pellet guns as I understand they don’t fall into the category of firearms. My question is, do I have to use non-lead pellets? (James T.) Answer: While not specifically prohibited for pellet guns, the intent of the non-lead ammunition requirement laws is to prevent lead from being introduced into animals that California condors may eat. Ground squirrels could fall into this category but the law does not expressly prohibit lead pellets. Non-lead pellets are available. 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


The Weekender — Friday, May 3, 2013

Home & Garden (Family Features) The best meals offer loads of fresh flavor and are best served with a side of originality. Let your pantry serve as your starting point for creating memorable meals the family will love.

Proper Pantry Practices Before letting those creative culinary juices flow, take inventory of your pantry. If you find items that are too old, that have never been touched or that you hardly ever use - get rid of them. Look closely at the ingredient list to decide which items to keep. Get rid of items filled with corn syrup and artificial sweeteners and colors. Foods with fewer ingredients and pronounceable words tend to be more natural or "whole." Made from four ingredients, Kikkoman's Soy Sauce is brewed naturally, using a traditional process that goes back hundreds of years. Other "keepers" include honey, canned beans, whole grain pastas or rice, raw nuts and olive oil. Once your pantry is in order, you can incorporate these healthy staples into meals using the freshest vegetables, poultry, fish and beef. By keeping your pantry stocked with the most wholesome ingredients, you can be sure you are giving the very best to your family. For additional recipes and information, visit

Remove giblets from chicken cavity, rinse chicken inside and out. In large stock pot or container, mix water, sage, celery seed, thyme, salt, sugar and soy sauce to create brine. Stir well until sugar and salt are dissolved. Place chicken in brine, cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove chicken from brine and rinse well inside and out. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of seasoned salt. Bake chicken at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.

Greek Pasta Salad Servings: 6

Sun-Dried Tomato Salad Dressing: • 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained or rehydrate if dry • 2/3 cup olive oil • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped • 2 tablespoons capers • 3 cloves garlic • 3 tablespoons Kikkoman Rice Vinegar


Spaghetti and Meatballs

Savory Chicken Brine Servings: 6 • 1 chicken (5 to 6 pounds) • 1 gallon cold water • 1 tablespoon dried sage • 1 tablespoon dried celery seed • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme • 3/4 cup kosher salt • 3/4 cup sugar • 3/4 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce • 2 tablespoons of seasoned salt

Servings: 8 • 1 pound spaghetti • 1-1/4 pounds ground beef • 2 eggs, beaten • 1 cup Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs • 1 tablespoon Kikkoman Soy Sauce • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated and divided • 4 cloves garlic, minced and divided • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 1 small onion, finely diced • 2-28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes • 1 tablespoon dried oregano Cook spaghetti according to package directions, rinse and drain. Combine ground beef, eggs, panko, soy sauce, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and 2 cloves of garlic in large bowl; shape into 1 1/2-inch sized meatballs. Bake meatballs at 350 degrees on ungreased cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes. Meanwhile, heat deep skillet, add oil, 1 clove garlic and onions and sautÈ for about 5 minutes until onions are soft. Add tomatoes and remaining garlic, cheese and oregano; simmer for at least 20 minutes.

• 1/4 cup Kikkoman Thai Style Chili Sauce • 4 cups rotini pasta, cooked • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and seeded • 1 cup cherry tomatoes • 1 cup green bell pepper strips • 1 4-ounce package feta cheese, crumbled • 1 3.8-ounce can black olives, sliced and drained • 3/4 cup chopped green onions • 1/2 tablespoon chopped dill weed For dressing, whisk together sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, basil, capers, garlic and rice vinegar. Set aside. For salad, whisk together 1 cup salad dressing and chili sauce, set aside. In large bowl, combine pasta and remaining ingredients, tossing to combine. Serve with salad dressing.

Classic Fried Rice Servings: 6 • 6 strips bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces • 1 egg, beaten • 8 green onions and tops, sliced • 4 cups cold, cooked rice • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced • 3 tablespoons Kikkoman Soy Sauce Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Move bacon to side of pan; add egg and scramble. Move egg over and add green onions to the skillet; sautÈ for a minute. Stir in rice, add garlic and soy sauce. Toss until mixture is well blended and heated through. Source: Kikkoman


Friday, May 3, 2013 — The Weekender

Practical Money Matters

Should you ‘freeze’ your credit reports? BY JASON ALDERMAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Although the odds of having your identity stolen remain quite low, anyone who’s ever been had their bank or credit card account compromised knows what a pain it can be to unravel the mess. Sometimes enterprising hackers just need your Social Security number, address and date of birth to start opening new accounts in your name. Many victims don’t realize anything’s wrong until they apply for a new account and find their credit has been trashed; or, they start getting calls from collection agencies regarding unfamiliar accounts. More and more people have begun blocking access to information in their credit reports, even if there hasn’t yet been any fraudulent activity, by instituting a “security freeze.” A credit security freeze is where you instruct the three major credit bureaus to disallow new creditors from viewing your credit report and score. Because most businesses won’t lend without first checking your report, a freeze can deter identity thieves.


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Before going to the trouble and expense of doing a credit freeze, however, learn how the process works and be aware of several possible inconveniences: First, determine if you really need a credit freeze. If your credit or debit card is lost or stolen, you won’t necessarily be a victim of identity theft, which usually requires additional personal information. Similarly, fraudulent billing charges don’t necessarily indicate identity theft. Verify by reviewing your credit reports. You can order one free report annually from the three major bureaus through the; otherwise you'll pay a small fee. To freeze your credit reports, you must individually contact each credit bureaus: Equifax (, Experian ( and TransUnion ( You’ll need to supply your name, address, birth date, Social Security number and other personal information. Filing requirements and fees vary based on your state of residence (commonly $5 to $10). People over age 65 sometimes receive a discount and if you are an identity theft victim, credit freezes are free –

although you’ll need to provide supporting paperwork. Once implemented, you’ll receive a unique personal identification number from each credit bureau. Store these PINs securely because you’ll need them to temporarily lift a credit freeze and then reinstate it – usually for a fee. All these fees can really add up, so if you’re planning any action that requires a credit check, you may want to hold off implementing a freeze. It can take up to five business days to process a request for a security freeze or temporarily lift, so plan major purchases or other credit actions carefully. A few additional facts about credit freezes: • Although freezes can help block the creation of new credit accounts, they can’t prevent an identity thief from making charges to existing accounts. • Your current creditors can still access your credit reports, as can collection agencies acting on their behalf. • Government agencies have access for collecting child support payments or taxes, to investigate Medicaid fraud, or in response to court or administrative orders, subpoenas or search warrants. • You can temporarily lift a credit freeze either for a specific period of time, or for a specific party – say, a potential landlord or employer. • If you lose your PIN, you may request a new one, although there may be a fee. Bottom line: Always monitor your credit reports to spot errors or fraudulent activity. To take security a step further, consider placing a credit freeze on your reports. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter:

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My name is Scout, I’m a two month male Aussie/Heeler mix puppy, current on my shots/micro-chipped. Please call Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP) at 661-8234100, menu #2, to meet/adopt sweet Scout in to your heart and home. How about it?

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The Weekender — Friday, May 3, 2013

Noteworthy Postal workers will collect food for the needy Public asked to leave non-perishable food by mailbox On the second Saturday in May for the past 20 years, United States Postal Service carriers have done a lot more than collect and deliver mail. They have picked up non-perishable food donations left at mailboxes as they visit every home in the nation. Dubbed “Stamp Out Hunger,” the food drive

is the largest one-day collection effort in the country. It is officially sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association. At the Tehachapi Post Office, participation in the program is expected to span the entire office — more than 45 workers, according to supervisor of customer service Marcy Velador.

“We know we are helping people in need… food banks and whoever needs assistance out there,” Velador said. The sponsors, as well as the local post office, ask community members to leave non-perishable food in a sturdy bag by their mailbox on Saturday, May 11. That food will be collected by letter carriers and distributed to local charities that provide it

to people who need it. Hunger and undernutrition in America are much more serious problems than most people realize. With current economic conditions and high food prices, more families than ever struggle to keep food on the table. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual study measuring food security in the United States, the number of Ameri-


70 million pounds collected. The total donations received since the drive began in 1993 now stand at nearly 1.2 billion pounds of food. The Tehachapi letter carriers are counting on the public’s generosity once again to help feed the hungry this year. For more information, visit



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Mojave made member of Union Pacific’s Train Town USA Registry BY BILL DEAVER CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Mojave has been awarded membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of Union Pacific's ongoing efforts to highlight cities with a historical connection to the railroad. The city received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young in a special

presentation to the Mojave Chamber of Commerce board today. Union Pacific launched its Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's 150th anniversary celebration in 2012. "We are proud to recognize Mojave as we celebrate our growing up together," said Liisa Stark, Union Pacific director – public affairs. "Union Pacific was founded

to help connect the nation from east to west. Our shared heritage with Mojave is a source of pride as we remember our past while delivering the goods American businesses and families use every day." Mojave was founded in 1876 when Southern Pacific Railroad developed plans for a station on the rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco. In 1996, Union Pacif-

ic Railroad merged with Southern Pacific. Today, Mojave continues to be an important railroad junction through which Union Pacific serves customers from a variety of industries including mining, the military, construction and more. Union Pacific serves nearly 7,300 communities in 23 states west of Illinois, covering 32,000 miles.


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Pets & Livestock ACA Registered baby Yorkie’s, born 3/14, shots & papers w/puppies, 2 males, $1,500 ea, 1 female $2,000 Taking deposits. Call Cherie at 348-5066 for more info. Shih Tzu puppies, female, 12 wks, brown & white, vet checked, shots $350, 661-822-4901

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4 Wheel Drive 2001 150 Ford Super Crew 4X4 pick up, 116K mi, good cond, new tires, new tires & rims, $10,000 obo 822-4251

Help Wanted Driver - One Cent Raise after 6 and 12 months. $0.03 Enhanced Quarterly Bonus. Daily or Weekly Pay, Hometime Options. CDL-A, 3 months OTR exp. 800-414-9569 (Cal-SCAN) DRIVERS: Freight Up = More $. Plus Benefits, New Equip & 401K. Class A CDL Required. Call 877-258-8782 (CalSCAN) Drivers: Inexperienced? Get on the Road to a Successful Career with CDL Training. Regional Training Locations. Train and WORK for Central Refrigerated (877) 369-7091 (Cal-SCAN) EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT The Bear Valley Community Services District is now accepting applications for the position of full-time Executive Assistant with Bear Valley Community Services District. Salary is $3,454-$4,198 per month, DOQ. Bear Valley CSD offers an excellent benefits package that includes participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Position requires a Bachelors degree from four-year college/university or four (4) years or increasingly responsible clerical and secretarial experience. Must posses the ability to perform independently, take care of administrative detail and maintain a cooperative relationship with those contacted in the course of work. Must be proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint and be able to learn the District's payroll software. Please send your resume and application to Bear Valley CSD, 28999 S. Lower Valley Road, Attn: Sandy Janzen. NO phone calls please. Applications are available on line at opportunities and will be accepted through the close of business on 31 May 2013. EOE


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Good Shepherd Preschool SS For Lease 1740sf 3 +2 Hiring prt. time Inf./Tod. laundry rm, lrg gar. lrg Crts. a must 661-823-7740 fenced yd, RV parking. Entertainers patio with bbq island. Spa, 661-750-9203 The Classified Marketplace. Your Advertising Source. GH 21201 Santa Barbara, Half off first 6 mo rent at 3+2, FP, lg bk yrd, storage Style Country Salon next shed, 2 car gar, corner lot, to New Restaurant/Shop$1165 + $1500 dep. ping Center & Motels. 661-972-6580 Stations with individual retail cabinets. Recently refurbished. Need both Stylists and Manicurists. Reg. $80 for $40/wk 822-57 43,823-7227, 747-1292 Karen 21421 Brook Dr. $900 Rent $900 Deposit 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath W/D Hookups, 2 Car INDIAN CREEK VILLAS Gar, Large Lot, Section 8 ok CUSTODIAN 661-863-0000 To clean all areas of the apartment exterior, office, etc. $8.00/hr.+ benefits. In Tehachapi, CA Call Beth(661) 822-1533

Looking For Mechanic call 661-472-0632 or Fax 661-215-6033 Member Service Representative Tehachapi (Temporary, Part-time) You must be able to handle cash accurately, learn and explain our financial products and services to members and potential members. Prior experience in banking, retail, sales and service is preferred. AltaOne offers a competitive compensation package including 401k. You will also have the opportunity to learn and grow as we strive to meet members’ needs. For consideration, complete an application and submit resume online at An Equal Opportunity Employer. Motel Managers mature couple, small motels to rent & clean rooms, minor maintenance, ground keeping, honesty & cleanliness a must. Good home, utilities, plus comm. Independent Contractor. Personal income of any nature a plus. Olancha Call ASAP Turner 661-822-3604 Tehachapi Automotive is now accepting applications for Smog Licensed Technician/Mechanic. Call Ray 661-330-4565

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Tehachapi Rentals 2+1 Cute remodeled detached condo, sm private bkyd, $750/mo 858-3359 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!


Very nice 3+2, in town, 2 + 1 GH, Upstairs, $500 Cherry Ln. Est., 2/gar, ctrl dep $575/mo. Ready now. heat & A/C, fplc, 1440 sq.ft Coin op laun. 661-345-0307 house, close to shopping, lndscd yd w/gdnr. back fncd 2+1 GH, central air, W/D $1,250+Sec., 661-816-6149 hookup, $650 per month. Call 805-405-6010 3+2, nat gas, 21609 Loop St. 2 bedroom in the city. $550 in Golden Hills. $950. + $550 deposit. 661-822-8340 972-2876 or 302-3557 3+2, 2 car gar, GH culdsac, FREE RENTAL LIST fncd, deck, $950 1st + dep Avail May 1st 805-985-4005 available. 4 Seasons Realty. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT EHO 4 Seasons Realty GH, 3+2, near grd. sch., a/c 4 yrs. new, granite, laudry rm. $1100 + sec. 663-9490 Town , 3BR + 2.5 BA, FP, Storage Shed, Fenced Yard, $1,100/mo + dep. 972-2043 Rent/buy option. 3 bedroom, 3 baths, views. GH. 661-822-1228

220 E. J St $900 Rent $900 Deposit 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath W/D Hookups, Large Lot, Section 8 Ok (661)863-0000

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

In town, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, double garage, new paint, carpet, $1075 + deposit. 661-972-9654 Need to sell unwanted items? Classified Marketplace works. Call 822-6828 to advertise. In town, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fenced yard, $1,100 + deposit. Call Karen @ 632-6574 GH-3 bdrm 2 bath home on 1+ acre, on cul-de-sac, horse property, RV parking, lots of storage, new applcs & paint in/out, flooring, $1450 month 661-972-5733 3 bedroom 2 bath, 1200 sq. ft. East Golden Hills, $1000/mo + $1000/dep. Susan 661-400-9705 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath, BVS, $1,275 + $1,800 dep. 2000+ sq. ft. 1 story 3 acres. Cummings Valley view. Near front gate. Lots of storage. Walk-in master closet. Extra deep 2 car garage. Includes BVS amenities. Owner/broker Lic # 00874147 818-917-1949

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Commercial Rentals Professional Office with reception area, Old Towne $250/month 821-0518

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20300 #D Valley Blvd. (Corner of Santa Lucia) Professional building-office space approx 1000 sq ft. $800 mo. 4 Seasons Realty 822-RENT. EOH Retail space. 640 sq. ft. @ Old Town Pizza Plaza, $450/mo. Call Cliff 661-333-5224

405 Pauley St. $850 Rent $850 Deposit 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath W/D Hookups, Garage, Section 8 ok 661-863-0000

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Discounted Rent in exchange for weekend caretaker for attractive apartment complex. Couple preferred. Fax personal information to 661-822-3817

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+1, Garage $495mo + Deposit Section 8 ok call 661-706-8853

Golden Hills. Beautiful 2 Bd apts with washer/dryer hook-ups. Some garages. Grass not gravel, Flowers not weeds, owner maintained not property mgrs. Good neighbors. Water and trash paid. call Laura 661-822-8856 GH 2 + 1 fnced yard, forced heating & A/C, newer unit, cul-de-sac, small pet ok. $650/mo. 821-0518 GH 2+1, utility room w/ W/D hookups, A/C, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, garage +1 parking space, pd water & trash, $650/mo + dep. 661-752-5720 Placing an ad is easy. Call 822-6828. 2 Bdrm 1 1/2 bath, Townhome, single car garage, w/d hkups $795+ $795 Dep. w/lease. 661-972-0696

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

Homes for Sale 2-5BD Homes PreForeclosures starting @ $1000/mo! Stop Renting and OWN! Bad Credit OK! Income verification only! Just take over payments! Call 1-866-949-7345 (Cal-SCAN) 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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