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JULY 4 • All-American Hot Dog Festival, sponsored by City of Tehachapi Events begin at 7 a.m. with a Bun Run 5K and end with a fireworks show after dark. For a full schedule, visit • 40th anniversary celebration for Tehachapi Museum Cake at 1 p.m., ice cream social with BaskinRobbins ice cream for sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

JULY 5 • First Friday 5 until 8 p.m. locations in Downtown Tehachapi, free. Participants include Tehachapi Treasure Trove, Gallery ‘n’ Gifts and Tehachapi Community Church.

JULY 6 • Free concert by singer/guitarist/pastor Richard Yates in Centennial Plaza, 6 until 8 p.m. Concert is sponsored by Tehachapi Christian Store. • Perfect Strangers modern classic rock at Dog House Saloon (evening).


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• Fiddlers Crossing presents Patrick Landeza, Hawaiian Slack Key guitarist and singer, with Bill Griffin, Mandolele at 7 p.m. Tickets, $20, at Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St., and Apple Shed. • “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody” at the Fox Theater, Bakersfield. Show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $44. Learn more at or • The Role I Was(n’t) Born to Play at The Empty Space, Bakersfield. July 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. Genderbending Broadway revue, directed by Kristina Saldana. $20, includes drinks, dessert bar, and more. • Fiddlers Crossing presents Patrick Landeza, Hawaiian Slack Key guitarist and singer, with Bill

Griffin, Mandolele at 7 p.m. Tickets, $20, at Mountain Music, 206 E. “F” St., and Apple Shed.

JULY 13 • Relay for Life Tehachapi. Opening ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m., the mini-concert starts at 5 p.m. and the memorable Luminaria Ceremony starts at 8:30 p.m. Closing ceremonies are on Sunday, July 14, at 8:30 a.m. Open to all, 24 hours of fundraising for cancer research and fun for all. Coy Burnett Stadium. • Maturango Museum offers free admission. On display is a photography exhibit by Cheryl McDonald as well as the museum’s resident exhibits, including natural history, paleontology and geology. Visit for detailed information about exhibits or to learn about membership.

JULY 14 • Music in the Park featuring Fiddlin’ Pete Watercott and Neil Gelvin at 2 p.m. in Philip Marx Central Park. Free; bring chairs and blankets. • Tehachapi Idol Finals Pacino’s. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and concert begins at 4 p.m. Tickets, $20 each, reservations recommended.

JULY 15 • The Showdown Rodeo Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Lancaster. For tickets and schedule, visit


Tehachapi Night Life Apple Shed Restaurant Music provided during dinner hours, as follows: • Bear Mountain Boys, 1st Friday • The Geezers, 2nd Friday • Jo Stone, 1st Saturday • Mountain Pass, 3rd Saturday • Fiddlers, 4th Saturday • Moving On, 3rd Sunday • Craig Shaw, Sundays

City Slickers • Line dancing lessons, Wednesday and Sunday, 7 until 9 p.m.

• Karaoke, Thursday, 7 p.m. until close. • DJ, Friday, Saturday, 9 p.m. until close.

Dog House Saloon • DJ Diablo, every Thursday 8 p.m. until close; Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. until close.

Fiddlers Crossing • Open Mic and Acoustic Jam every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Sign up at the door to perform music or read poetry.

La Bella Amore Italian Bistro Dinner music begins at 6 p.m., schedule as follows: • Gary and Kat, 1st Saturday • Guy and Debbie Martin, 1st Friday, 3rd Saturday • Alicia Hansen, 2nd Friday • The Geezers, 2nd Saturday • Craig Shaw, 3rd Friday • Pat Strong Trio, 4th Friday • Jug Band, 4th Saturday

Moessner Farms • Live entertainment Saturdays from 6 to 8 p.m..

Tehachapi Christian Store • Free concert on Saturday nights, 6 until 8 p.m. Refreshments served at intermission.

Tehachapi Senior Center • Line Dancing, Monday 1 until 3 p.m.

The 58 Restaurant & Bar • Karaoke Fridays, 8 p.m. until closing.

Domingo’s Mexican and Seafood Restuarant • Karaoke 7:30 until 11 p.m., every Wednesday.

Tehachapi Mountain Pub and Brewery • Karaoke, Tuesday evenings • DJs, Wednesday, 7 until close; Friday and Saturday 9 until close.

VFW Post #5948 Open to veterans, current service members and guests of vets, schedule as follows: • Karaoke with Erik, 1st and 3rd Fridays, 7 until 11 p.m.

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More Arts & Entertainment VFW Post #5948 — cont’d • Pool Tournaments: 8-ball on Tuesday nights and 9ball on Thursday nights, 7:30 until 10:30 p.m.

Exhibits and Museums Maturango Museum Free admission for members; $5 for non-members. • Cheryl McDonald. Photography exhibit on display through Aug. 20.

Buena Vista Museum of Natural History • Free Admission from noon until 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Information at

Bakersfield Museum of Art • Free admission every third Friday of the month, all admission is free; every second Sunday of the month, seniors (65 and older) are free. Info at

Lancaster Museum of Art and History • New exhibitions opening Aug. 3. Info at

Art Classes • Treasure Trove 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd.; 822-6794; reasureTrove • Bakersfield Art Association 1817 Eye St., Bakersfield;, 661-869-2320.


Tehachapi Beekay Theatre • The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf, TCT Too! July 19, 20, 26 7 p.m.; July 21, 27, 28, 2

Venue Legend: TEHACHAPI Apple Shed Restaurant 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd., 823-8333 Beekay Theatre 110 S. Green St., 822-4037 Centennial Plaza Downtown on Green Street between “E” and Tehachapi Blvd. City Slickers 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-4939 College Community Services 113 E. “F” St., 822-8223 Coy Burnett Stadium Tehachapi Boulevard east of Snyder Avenue. Dog House Saloon 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-4200 Domingo’s Mexican and Seafood Restuarant 20416 W. Valley Blvd., 822-7611 Errea House 311 S. Green St., 8228152 Fiddlers Crossing 206 E. “F” St., 823-9994 Gallery ‘n’ Gifts 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-6062 La Bella Amore Italian Bistro 209 S. Green St., 822-7419 Moessner Farms 25000 Bear Valley Rd., 821-6272

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Fiddlers Crossing Tickets at Mountain Music or The Apple Shed; info at • Shelby, Tieg & Tara Folkpop vocal trio, July 30; 7 p.m.; $15. • Ranchers For Peace Americana Folk Duo, Aug. 9; 7 p.m.

Mojave Desert Mojave Air & Space Port • Plane Crazy, third Saturday of each month, aircraft display and more, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free admission.

San Joaquin Valley Bakersfield Community Theatre • 86th season opens in August. For information visit

Crystal Palace • Monty Byrom, The Buckaroos. July 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Rabobank Theatre Tickets: Rabobank Arena Pacino’s 1100 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-9400 Philip Marx Central Park East “E” and Mojave Streets, just east of Downtown Tehachapi Christian Store 108 E. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-0626 Tehachapi Community Church 100 E. “E” St., 822-4443 Tehachapi Event Center & Rodeo Grounds 601 S. Dennison Rd. Tehachapi Mountain Pub & Brewery 20717 South St. # B, 822-0788 Tehachapi Museum 310 S. Green St., 822-8152 Tehachapi Senior Center 500 E. “F” St., 822-6255 Tehachapi Treasure Trove 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-6794 The 58 Restaurant and Bar 20717 South St., 822-0788 The Art Studio 20436 Brian Way, Unit G, 822-4420 VFW Post #5948 221 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-7500 MOJAVE DESERT Antelope Valley Fairgrounds 2551 W. Avenue H, Lancaster, 661-2060427 Lancaster Museum of Art 665 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, 661723-6250

box office or, 8527300 (Unless otherwise noted), • Jerry Seinfeld, July 26; 7 p.m.; Tickets, $47-$77.

The Empty Space • Charm. Directed by Kevin Lohmann and Miguel Torres. A magical, surreal and transcendentally goofy story about free spirit Margaret Fuller who knocks Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau off their pedestals. July 19, 20, 26 & 27 and Aug. 2 & 3 at 8 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Fox Theatre • Billy Currington, July 31; 7:30 p.m. Tickets and information:

Gaslight Melodrama • Rosedale (like “Dallas” but funnier) July 26 through Sept. 14, Friday and Saturday performances 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Info at Lancaster Performing Arts Center 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, 661-723-5950 Maturango Museum, 100 E. Las Flores Ave., Ridgecrest, 760-3750479 Mojave Air & Space Port 1434 Flight Line, Mojave, 661-824-2433 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY Bakersfield Community Theatre 2400 S. Chester Ave., Bakersfield, 661- 831-8114 Bakersfield Museum of Art 1930 "R" St., Bakersfield, 661-323-7219 Buena Vista Museum of Natural History 2018 Chester Ave., Bakersfield, 661-324-6350 CALM (California Living Museum) 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, 661-872-2256 Crystal Palace 2620 Buck Owens Blvd., Bakersfield, 661-328-7560 Fox Theater 2001 “H” St., Bakersfield, 661-324-1369 Gaslight Melodrama 12748 Jomani Dr., Bakersfield, 661-587-3377 Kern County Fairgrounds 1142 S. "P" St., Bakersfield, 661-833-4900 Rabobank Arena 1001 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, 852-7300 The Empty Space 706 Oak St., Bakersfield, 661-703-8666

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Parks & Rec offers new opportunities for local kids BY EMILY BRUNETT TEHACHAPI NEWS

Summer in Tehachapi will never be the same thanks to the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District. Injected with new energy from fresh faces, TVRPD — casually referred to as “Parks & Rec” — has launched new programs and events in an effort to reshape what it means to be “leisurely” in Tehachapi. For the first time, Parks and Rec is offering an educationally-centered children’s camp, which also “happen” to include Legos. Two camps will span July 15 through 19, with a younger age group in the morning and an older group in the afternoon. LeAnn Williams, TVRPD recreation supervisor, brought Los Angelesbased Play-Well TEKnologies on board to run the camp. Like its name implies, Play-Well is anything but a “sit-and-listen” type of organization. The company’s website states, “We believe that one of the best ways to learn is through play. When kids are at play, they are actually exploring the world. When kids are creating, they are expressing themselves. And when kids are building, they are solving problems.” Although Play-Well


Legos offer creative fun — and they are used by the company Play-Well TEKnologies to teach engineering and architectural principles. Tehachapi Parks & Rec is sponsoring two camps this summer that will kids learn and play at the same time.

offers a wide range of camps, most of them center around engineering and architectual principles learned while building with Legos. In Tehachapi, Williams chose two of the more basic camps: PreEngineering with Lego for ages 5 through 7 and Engineering FUNdamentals

with Lego for ages 8 through 12. “With this camp, the kids will be engaged and challenged and have fun,” she said. “The cirriculum is developed by engineers. What they learn can be translated into the real world. It develops the engineering side of their brain.”

Michael Luong is PlayWell’s Los Angeles-area manager. He said the camps are popular with both kids and parents. “It’s popular with parents because it’s very much a classroom setting,” Luong said. “We’re not babysitting with Legos. See LEARNING/Page 12

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those important personal plans you've made. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) It's a good time to let those favorable comments about your business dealings be known to those in a position to be helpful. Don't hide your light; let it shine. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Avoid added pressure to finish a project on deadline by steering clear of distractions. To put it somewhat poetically: Time for fun — when your tasks are done. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might be uneasy about an offer from a longtime colleague. But before you reject it, study it. You might be surprised at what it actually contains. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Deal firmly with a difficult family matter. It's your strength they need

right now. You can show your emotions when the situation begins to ease up. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A recent dispute with some co-workers might not have been completely resolved. But other colleagues will be only too happy to offer support of your actions. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Let go of that Piscean pride long enough to allow someone to help you with a surprising development. That could make it easier for you to adjust to the change. BORN THIS WEEK: Your willingness to open up to possibilities is why people like you are often among our most popular political leaders. © 2013 King Features Syndicate, provided as entertainment.

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Summer concerts in Central Park every Sunday beginning July 13 Five concerts featuring local and touring musicians will be held on consecutive Sundays from July 13 through Aug. 11 in Philip Marx Central Park near Downtown Tehachapi, starting at 2 p.m. as Tehachapi’s Concerts in the Park continue. Bring your lawn chairs and picnics and enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the park with friends and neighbors, listening to this eclectic blend of music. The Central Park concert schedule is as follows: July 13 — Fiddlin' Pete Watercott and Neil Gelvin. Bishop's famous fiddler and his guitar-playing saddle pal will celebrate the Wild West with songs and fiddle tunes. July 21 — Blue Mustard, Tehachapi's popular blues band features guitarists Jerry Mulkins and Steve Hall, lead vocalist and harmonica player Roy Hernandez, bassist Gordon Hilton, and drummer Bruce Millburn. July 28 — A double bill of Geezers on the Loose and the Pat Strong Trio Plus 1. Both are local groups that play acoustic music. The Geezers are all fun and folk. Pat Strong crosses genres to include folk, oldies, more recent pop, and just about anything that can

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accommodate their lush harmonies and instrumentation. Aug. 4 — Celtic trio Golden Bough returns to Tehachapi. With fiddle, harp, guitar, whistle, bodhra'n and accordion, this popular touring group has enchanted audiences in past performances here on several occasions, from Concerts in the Park to the Windfairs. Aug. 11 — Tehachapi Pops Orchestra (TPOPS). This crowd-pleasing ensemble of around 50 musicians performs a mix of rock, jazz, show tunes, folk songs and patriotic pieces. The concerts are free to the public. To help fund them, the traditional "raffle" will be revived, with the help of members of TPOPS, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Grab your chairs, blankets, friends and family for a night under the stars. Tehachapi Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Golden Hills Community Services District and local businesses to bring three movies on a 26 foot inflatable jumbo movie screen to Meadowbrook Park in July and August. Movies are free and begin at dusk. The schedule is as follows:

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Celebration continues after holiday With the Fourth of July falling on Thursday this year, many workers will have to drudge back for one more work day before the weekend.

But thanks to First Friday, Tehachapi workers can look forward to yet another community celebration. Downtown Tehachapi will host

First Friday on July 5 from 5 until 8 p.m. Several downtown businesses and organizations will hold special programs.

Patriotism and bugs at Treasure Trove BY SUSANNA MONETTE CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Bryan Easter Band will perform in Centennial Plaza on Friday, July 5.

Free concert at Centennial Plaza Christian Rock artist Bryan Easter is on a Love Water Tour, raising money to drill water wells in Africa. He will perform in a free outdoor concert in Centennial Plaza on Friday, July 5, from 7:30 until 9 p.m. The only fundraising will be the sale of his

CDs and T-shirts. The event is sponsored by the Tehachapi Christian Store, 108 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Centennial Plaza is located in Downtown Tehachapi, just south of the Beekay Theatre on Green Street.


Tehachapi Community Church will open Friendship Hall for First Friday on July 5 from 5 until 8 p.m. The theme for the evening will be "Soar into Summer" and focuses on aviation. Reagan Woolf, an aircraft performance engineer, will discuss the aerodynamics of paper airplanes. Visitors will be invited to fold and decorate paper airplanes. Every half hour, contests will be held to see which one will fly the farthest. At 7 p.m. there will be a Lego robotic

demonstration by Reagan and Saida Woolf. Reagan has been a Lego robotics coach for the past five years and will explain the program. Scaled Composites test pilot Mike Alsbury will give a brief talk at 6 p.m. about Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo first rocket-powered flight that took place April 30. Members of the church enjoy participating in First Friday events. Everyone is invited to come by the church, located at the corner of Green and “E” Street in Downtown Tehachapi, to enjoy the activities and the refreshments.

Friday, July 5, 5 until 8 p.m. is First Friday Fun Fest at the Tehachapi Treasure Trove. Come see what's happening at the Trove! Of course there will be the usual champagne, wine and food. There will also be a demonstration by Janet Meabon, one of our store's owner/artists, who creates realistic and whimsical bugs out of polymer clay. In addition, Darrell Williams will discuss the methodology for creating his unique and beautiful metal art creations. And, Rescue Summer in Tehachapi will continue with an essay contest and events to benefit local animal rescue organizations. Janet Meabon has been making unique bugs and animals out of polymer clay for seven years; she's taken classes with local teachers Christi Friesen, Cathy Clark and Teresa Winchester and has evolved into an awardwinning polymer clay artist in her own right. Her work has appeared and been featured in several national and international magazines. She enjoys making her bugs and animals as close to realistic as possible but recently has become interested in steam punk as well. Her unique creations are on sale at the Treasure Trove. Darrell Williams started as a welder early in his career and has dabbled for years in various art venues. He began to do metal art about five years ago, learning the basic techniques from Don Burrous in Oatman, Ariz. He cuts the various metal pieces with a plasma cutter,


Steampunk bugs - polymer clay creations by Janet Meabon.

Darrell Williams’ latest metal wall hanging is in two pieces, a wolf howling at the moon. His work is admired for its shimmering colors and iridescent finishes. then grinds the surfaces to create simmering effects; torches and metallic paints provide the finishing touches. His finished pieces which come in all sizes and price ranges - glow with moving iridescence. Check out his work at the Treasure Trove where you will find

pieces from butterflies to spaceships. Rescue Summer continues with an essay contest for kids aged 12 and younger. All area youth are invited to participate with a story or essay of their experiences with a rescue animal and/or pet, or with a photograph, drawing or painting. Some of the entries may be on display for First Friday in July. You can get an entry form at the store but don't wait too long as the deadline is July 20. More entries will be on display in August, and a book will be assembled of the best ones to be sold as a fundraiser for Windswept Ranch and Have a Heart Humane Society. Tehachapi Treasure Trove is located at 116 E Tehachapi Boulevard, right across the street from the water tower in Railroad Park. Regular hours are: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. For additional information call 822-6794 or easureTrove.

Gallery ‘n’ Gifts features stained glass artist BY SHIRLEY GIVEN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Have you ever felt truly inspired, upon meeting someone for the first time? That feeling of awe upon learning about the chal-

lenges that person faced at the onset of adulthood? On July 5, the opportunity to do so is coming to Gallery ‘n’ Gifts. Stained glass artist Coral Degagne will be featured at the First

Friday reception, 5 until 8 p.m., and she is a remarkable woman. Degagne was born and raised in California and moved to Tehachapi in See CORAL/Page 10


The Weekender — Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Public welcome at Relay for Life on July 13-14 Tehachapi will celebrate 10 years of Relay for Life on July 13-14 with more than 700 participants on 65 teams and 200 survivors taking to the field at Coy Burnett Stadium to walk for 24 hours in the fight against cancer. Relay offers even more — 24 hours of great entertainment, according to Chairman Duane Pera. "The general public is invited to come join in the festivities and support our teams," he said. "The teams each decorate their booths in themes and most will be selling wonderful items to help fund-raise for cancer research." Opening ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m., the mini-concert starts at 5 p.m. and the memorable Luminaria Ceremony starts at 8:30 p.m. Closing ceremonies are on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

Tehachapi’s Relay for Life not only raises funds for cancer research but provides 24 hours of non-stop entertainment.


Depending on the type of music, “harp” can have two entirely different meanings. One kind of harp is the ancient instrument with many strings played in Biblical days and popular in Celtic music. The other is a “harmonica,” known as “harp” in the blues and rock world, as well as the folk music of Bob Dylan and others. Both kinds of “harp” will be taught this summer at Camp Kiya, the traditional music camp held in Tehachapi Mountain Park from July 21-25. Los Angeles harpist Aedan MacDonnell will bring extra Celtic harps to camp for use in her classes. She will teach harp “from scratch” to those who have never played one before, as well as more advanced harpists. MacDonnell taught herself to play piano and read music at the age of seven. She went on to study classical piano for the next ten years, along with tap and ballet. In her early 20s, she fell in love with Celtic music, and studied Celtic harp with Deborah Friou, and in Ireland with Máire Ní Chathasaigh. Over the past 20 years, she has opened for Scotland’s Battlefield Band, and has played on radio shows, public television, and festivals. She will also teach Cape Breton step-dancing at Camp Kiya. The “mouth harp” instruction will be given by Ken Leiboff, who regularly plays with Planet, the back-up band for local singer-songwriter


Ken Leiboff will offer instruction on the “mouth harp” or harmonica during Camp Kiya.

Aedan MacDonnell, a harpist from Los Angeles, will bring extra Celtic harps to Camp Kiya at Tehachapi Mountain Park for use in classes this year.

Gary Mazzola. Leiboff is a multiinstrumentalist who has been playing with Tehachapi musicians for years. He is fluent in both chromatic and diatonic (blues) harmonica. For 15 years, as Campfire Ken, he entertained children in the Yosemite and San Francisco Bay areas. Now a resident of Newbury Park in Ventura County, Ken plays and records with various singersongwriters in Southern California. Whether harmonica, banjo, guitar, or ukulele, Ken plays for fun, and takes his fun seriously. Local blues “harp” player Roy Hernandez, of Blue Mustard fame, will also be on hand this summer as his work schedule allows. Registration is still open for the camp, for both the full session, individual workshops, and the morning “Acorn” program for children age 4 to 11. Along with Celtic harp and

harmonica, beginning to advanced instruction will be offered in fiddle, cello, mandolin, guitar, ukulele, mountain dulcimer, banjo, dancing and much more. A special basic music theory class has also been added this year, along with classes in improvisation and “jamming”. Tickets are also available to the community for evening activities, which will include a mini-concert on Sunday night and a contra dance on Monday. More Information can be found at, or from Mountain Music, 823-9994. Registration forms are available from the website or at Mountain Music, and should be turned in by July 10. Some scholarship funds are still available to help with the fees. The camp is sponsored by Fiddlers Crossing, Mountain Music, and the Tehachapi Pops Orchestra (T-POPS).

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Celebrate the Fourth of July in Tehachapi Americans look forward to celebrating the Fourth of July every year. Tehachapi residents are no different. Here’s a glance at what’s happening around town on Independence Day. 7 a.m., register for 5K Bun Run; cost is $30. Meet at the Monroe High School on Snyder and East “F” Streets.

8 a.m. 5K Bun Run begins! 8 until 10 a.m., Warriors “Dog Chow” Pancake Breakfast at Central Park; fundraiser; tickets cost $5.

8 until 10 a.m. “Old Time Fiddlers Association” performs at Central Park. 10 a.m., register for Children’s Parade, free, parents welcome to participate with small children. Meet at Monroe High School on Snyder and East “F” Street.

11 until 11:30 a.m. Children’s Parade FILE PHOTOS BY NICK SMIRNOFF

An aerial fireworks show provided by the City of Tehachapi is visible from all over town, but if you want to enjoy it along with patriotic music you’ll want to head over to Coy Burnett Stadium on Tehachapi Boulevard east of Snyder Avenue. Music by the Tine Machine begins at 5 p.m. followed by the community sing-along at 6:20 and the Tehachapi Symphony from 7 to 9 p.m. at which time the fireworks spectacular will brighten the sky.

begins; “F” Street and S. Mojave Street will be closed for the duration of the parade.

11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., “Out of the Blue” performs bluegrass and Americana music at Central Park. 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., food booths, “Wall of Valor,” petting zoo, crafts and children’s games open at Central Park.

12 p.m., Mayor’s welcome and flag raising at Central Park by the Civil Air Patrol. 12:05 p.m., dedication of new Veteran’s Memorial monument plaque. 12:15 p.m., children’s Parade award presentations at Central Park.

2 until 4 p.m., “Tehachapi Pops Orchestra” performs at Central Park. Conductor Daniel Musquez will lead the orchestra in a combination of patriotic marches, folk songs, show tunes, jazz and rock selections. 5 until 9 p.m., “Benz Bad Bulls” at the Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds. 5 until 6:20 p.m. “Time Machine” performs at Coy Burnett Stadium. 6:20 until 7 p.m. “Community SingAlong” at Coy Burnett Stadium. Lead by Deborah Hand and accompanied by “Time Machine.”

7 until 9 p.m., “Tehachapi Community Orchestra” performs popular tunes at Coy Burnett Stadium.

9 p.m.. Fireworks Spectacular, with patriotic music, can be heard and viewed from Coy Burnett Football Stadium, Rodeo Grounds and other locations in town.

Runners in last year’s Bun Run are pictured above. Sponsored by Tehachapi Parks and Rec, the run is open to all ages and will begin at 8 a.m. at Monroe High School on Snyder Street and end at Central Park (see new route map). Registration costs $30. Runners, joggers, walkers, movers and shakers can sign up at 7 a.m. on race day or at the Parks and Rec office, 490 W. “D” St. More information is online at or call the district office at 822-3228.

New Bun Run map

“Benz Bad Bulls” returns to the Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds on July 4 at 6 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. Discount tickets can be purchased at Albertson’s City Clickers and the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce for $13 for adults and $10 for seniors 60 and older, active military personnel with military ID and children ages 5-12. Children under the age of 5 are free with a paid adult admission. Parking will be $5 and is a fundraiser for the Tehachapi Police Explorers Post. Ticket prices at the gate are $15 for adults and $12 for active military, seniors and children ages 5-12.


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Hawaiian slack key guitar and ‘mandolele’ are perfect companions for summer concert BY DEBORAH HAND-CUTLER CONTRIBUTING WRITER

What more could you want in a midsummer concert in Tehachapi? Slack key guitarist Patrick Landeza has teamed up with mandolinist Bill Griffin to bring a musical taste of the Islands to Fiddlers Crossing on Friday, July 12. Griffin will be playing his own invention, the nylon-stringed “mandolele.” Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza is considered to be one of the leading performers of ki ho’alu, or Hawaiian slack key guitar. Although he grew up in Berkeley, where his parents moved from the islands in 1950, Patrick is of Hawaiian, Filipino, Chinese and Irish ancestry, so it was fitting that he was drawn to a musical genre from a similarly rich combination of heritages. This style of playing in open tunings, or “slacking the strings,” dates back to the 19th century, when Mexican and Spanish cowboys were brought in to teach ranching techniques. They brought guitars with them, taught the Hawaiian cowboys to play, and then left. The style evolved into a unique method of playing Hawaiian music. Landeza was introduced to slack key playing when he was 15, and in 1992, at the age of 19 was opening for such artists as “Bruddah Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole and other great Hawaiian musicians. He also spent time in Hawaii, learning from some of the great masters of the tradition. Now,

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he balances his regular job as a school teacher with giving workshops, touring and composing. His charm, knowledge and enthusiasm for his instrument has made him a popular guest lecturer on slack key and Asian Pacific American issues at Stanford University, as well as several branches of the University of California. Bill Griffin is the mandolin player for the Cache Valley Drifters, a popular bluegrass band based in Santa Barbara. An expert luthier, or instrument maker, Griffin will be playing his own invention, the “mandolele,” a cross between a mandolin and a ukulele. Born in Glendale, Griffin's first exposure to music came through his father, a pianist in a Dixieland jazz band. Griffin began playing ukulele at age five, guitar soon thereafter, and mandolin at age nineteen. Griffin moved to Hawaii in 2006 and soon became a noted figure in the Hawaiian music scene. He moved back to California in 2012, but continues to play and record with Hawaii-based artists. Fiddlers Crossing is at 206 E. "F" St. 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 823-9994. Tickets to the concert are $20, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concerts do sell out, so buying or reserving tickets ahead is advised.







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Wally Parks’ NHRA Museum, a journey through drag racing history BY MATTHEW MARTZ TEHACHAPI NEWS For those feeling the need for speed, a trip to the Wally Parks' NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona is a perfect way for car enthusiasts to enjoy an alcohol burning automobile adventure. From 6,000 horsepower top fuel dragsters to shortwheel based funny cars to 200 mile per hour pro stocks, the 28,500-squarefoot museum situated the edge of the historic Los Angeles County Fairplex is truly the king of drag racing history. Created by Founder, President, and the Chairman of the Board of the National Hot Rod Association, Wally Parks, the wellcurated museum offers visitors an incredible opportunity to view a collection of over 50 vintage cars, including nostalgic drag racers, street rods, classic gassers, funny cars and even a dozen or so motorcycles. There are also many photographs, trophies, helmets, driving uniforms,


The inside of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, which houses over 50 vintage cars, including nostalgic drag racers, street rods, classic gassers, funny cars and even a dozen or so motorcycles, as well as other memorabilia. artifacts, paintings and other memorabilia chronicling more than 50 years of American motorsports. The entire museum is packed to capacity with innovative machines from the pioneer era of drag racing and offers unique views into the lives and machines of legendary auto racing trailblazers like Mickey Thompson, a genius in design and in engineering in the late 50s and early

60s, and Don Garlit, who built the first drag car to ever sport a wing. Also on display are Fred Larson's famous Pierson Bros. Coupe, one of A.J. Foyt's Coyote Indy Cars, Kenny Bernstein's first dragster to reach speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour and one of Tom McEwen's restored Mongoose funny cars. Temporary exhibits are also brought in from time

to time and have included the NuFormz Racing Charger as well as ZZ Top’s, the Eliminator, and the world famous Cadzzilla, a heavily reworked 1948 Cadillac touted as the world's ultimate custom car. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and cost just $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 60 and older, $6 for juniors 6 through 15, and free for children under the age of five. AAA discount available and current NHRA members are admitted free. Parking is free. The museum is about 140 miles southeast of downtown Tehachapi. From Interstate 10, exit Fairplex Drive and go north to McKinley Avenue. Turn right on McKinley to the museum, which is about a half-mile north of the interstate. The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is located at Gate 1, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. For more information call 909-622-2133 or visit

Coral Degagne: an artist with many talents

Tehachapi News office will be closed Thursday, July 4th On this proud anniversary of the nation’s birth, Americans will celebrate as John Adams once predicted: “with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other”.

Continued from page 6 1976 while in the sixth grade. She then graduated from Tehachapi High School in 1983 with plans to attend a cosmetology school in Vancouver, B.C. A couple of months after graduation Degagne did what a lot of kids her age do, when fun and good times are to be had. She called in sick. She had an opportunity to go ATV riding in the Mojave Desert. It proved to be a life-changing experience. She broke her back during a ride and spent 3 months in a medical facility learning to live independently as a paraplegic. Not one to wallow in self-pity, she moved on with her life and today is a vibrant and positive woman who makes one smile, just being around her. She tried various types of employment from computer accounting to dress-making and found them all boring. She married in 1987 but soon thereafter was divorced and gave birth to a baby boy. As he learned to crawl and get about on his own, she found baby overalls with suspenders the best way to pick him up safely and quickly. She became involved in tandem skydiving in 1992 and became bored with it by 2010. As you have probably noted by now, there is a boredom pattern. She had yet to find her niche. She loved the arts and her crayons as a child. She tried different painting techniques, including pastels and

watercolors. Yes, once again, boredom reigned. About 15 years ago, she went to the Getty Museum for the “Windows of Light” exhibit. “It was incredible and caught my attention immediately,” she said. “There were simple (knowing now, not so simple) stained glass pieces with ‘stick people’ drawings fused into the glass, to more elaborate and beautiful windows. At the time I did not even consider I would pursue this media, I just enjoyed the exhibit.” “While working a crossword puzzle in The Bakersfield Californian in 2004, I saw an ad for beginning stained glass classes and considered checking it out, but didn’t,” Degagne said, continuing. “Shortly thereafter I visited Old Town San Diego and the Catholic Church gift shop. While looking at a crucifix pendant I felt warmth on my neck and back. Behind me was a huge stained glass window and it was breathtaking with the sun shining through it. Some colors danced while others were soft and warm. I knew then I was going to go home and sign up for the stained glass class.” She has since crossed over to fusing and torch work and intricate detail in her stained glass pieces. The process seems to be working for her, boredom is no longer an issue and the creative juices flow. She says she thinks the reason she does not get

bored is there are so many tools to work with (she likes tools). She finds it a challenge to have someone bring her a piece that is broken and dirty and return it restored, which always brings a smile to the owner’s face. Degagne said, “My favorite part of building a window is during the wax-


Stained glass artist Coral Degagne works on a lamp. ing process when it starts getting shiny and smooth and when held up to the light, the colors start to dance.” Come and enjoy an evening with Degagne and partake in scrumptious refreshments. Gallery ‘n’ Gifts is located at 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd. For further information call 822-6062.


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Learning through play at local camp Continued from page 4 We do have learning goals and educational achievements.” In the more basic camps like those coming to Tehachapi, Luong said the focus is on learning how simple engineering systems work, like gears, belts and pulleys. Williams said the response to the program thus far has been positive and sign-ups are going

well. If this continues, she said, then she hopes to expand the program next year and include camps for teenagers. At a cost of $140 per student, the camp is not cheap, she acknowledged. “We realize that $140 is not a drop in the bucket,” she said. “But it’s an investment in your kids. Whenever you spend money on your kids its an investment. But with Parks

and Rec, you will always get what you pay for.” To register for the class, call TVRPD at 822-3228 or visit their office at 490 W. “D” St. More information is also on the district’s website home page, Class sizes are limited to 24 students. Tehachapi youngsters will have a chance to learn basic engineering concepts in special camps featuring Lego-play this summer.


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Health & Fitness Ask the Doctor

What could be cause of dull chest pain at night? BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. CONTRIBUTING WRITER

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I'm in my 60s and never had a major illness. I take no medicines. During the past three months, I have been wakened from sleep with a dull pain in the center of my chest. My husband told me to take Mylanta. I did, and got instant relief. What do you think of this pain? — V.P. ANSWER: Pain that wakens a person from sleep must be taken seriously and ought to be reported to the family doctor. However, the response you got from taking Mylanta (an antacid) makes me think of GERD — gastroesophageal reflux disease, more commonly known as heartburn. Stomach acid and digestive juices spurt into the esophagus, a structure not equipped to deal with them like the stomach can. If this nighttime pain of yours keeps coming back, put 6-inch blocks under the bedposts at the head of your bed to keep stomach juices in the stomach when you lie down. My first statement about nighttime pain has to be observed. You need to see the family doctor to be certain this is heartburn and not one of the many other serious possibilities. The booklet on coronary artery disease,

another cause of chest pain, details its signs and symptoms. To obtain a copy, write: Dr. Donohue - No. 101, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S. with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I had two cousins, sisters who died of pancreatic cancer less than a year apart. One was two years older than the other. They grew up and lived in the same Midwestern town. I am concerned about their other sister. Could the disease run in the family? Their mother died of cancer at the age of 40, but we don't know what type of cancer. — Anon. ANSWER: Two sisters dying of pancreatic cancer makes you sit up and take notice. If a brother, sister or parent had pancreatic cancer, the risk of another family member coming down with it increases by 18 times the risk for a person without such a family history. Pancreatic cancer most often appears between the ages of 65 and 84. Aging, smoking and chronic inflammation of the gland are other factors

involved in its genesis. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a very active 45-yearold female dance teacher with a surprising white blood count of 2,500. My weight and diet are excellent. I stay away from sugar. I do not feel sick. What can I take to raise my white blood count? — S. ANSWER: You're the second person in the past three weeks who is concerned about a low white blood count. The normal count is 4,500 to 10,000. The chief role of white blood cells is to battle attacking viruses and bacteria. You have no symptoms from your lower-thannormal count. Your body defenses are in fine shape. Your count might be normal for you. It bears watching. Nothing you take can raise the count. In your case, it doesn't need to be raised. DR. DONOHUE regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 2013 North America Synd., Inc., all rights reserved.

What you need to know about dietary supplements CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL Like many Americans, you may take dietary supplements in an effort to stay healthy. With so many dietary supplements available and so many claims made about their health benefits, how can you decide whether a supplement is safe or useful? Here is a general overview of dietary supplements, safety considerations and suggests sources for additional information. • Dietary supplements contain a variety of ingredients, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs or other botanicals. Research has confirmed health benefits of some dietary supplements but not others. • To use dietary supplements safely, read and follow the label instructions, and recognize that “natural” does not always mean “safe.” Be aware that an herbal supplement may contain dozens of compounds and that all of its ingredients may not be known. • Some dietary supplements may interact with medications or pose risks if you have medical problems or are going to have surgery. Most dietary supplements have not been tested in pregnant women, nursing mothers, or children. • The U.S. Food and Drug

Administration (FDA) regulates dietary supplements, but the regulations for dietary supplements are different and less strict than those for prescription or over-the-counter drugs. • Tell all your health care providers about any complementary health approaches you use. Give them a full picture of what

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Dietary supplements are used by many Continued from page 13 Act (DSHEA). According to DSHEA, a dietary supplement is a product that: • Is intended to supplement the diet. • Contains one or more dietary ingredients (including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and certain other substances) or their constituents. • Is intended to be taken by mouth, in forms such as tablet, capsule, powder, softgel, gelcap, or liquid. • Is labeled as being a dietary supplement. Herbal supplements are one type of dietary supplement. An herb is a plant or plant part (such as leaves, flowers, or seeds) that is used for its flavor, scent, and/or potential healthrelated properties. “Botanical” is often used as a synonym for “herb.” An herbal supplement may contain a single herb or mixtures of herbs. The law requires that all of the herbs be listed on the product label.

Supplement Use in the U.S. According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, which included questions on Americans’ use of natural products (not

including vitamins and minerals), 17.7 percent of American adults had used these types of products in the past 12 months. The most popular of these products used by adults in the past 30 days were fish oil/omega 3/DHA (37.4 percent), glucosamine (19.9 percent), echinacea (19.8 percent), flaxseed oil or pills (15.9 percent), and ginseng (14.1 percent). National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data collected from 2003 to 2006 that covered all types of dietary supplements indicate that 53 percent of American adults took at least one dietary supplement.

Federal Regulation The Federal Government regulates dietary supplements through the FDA. The regulations for dietary supplements are not the same as those for prescription or over-thecounter drugs. • Manufacturers of dietary supplements are responsible for ensuring that their products are safe and that the label information is truthful and not misleading. However, a manufacturer of a dietary supplement does not have to pro-

vide the FDA with data that demonstrate the safety of the product before it is marketed.1 In contrast, manufacturers of drugs have to provide the FDA with evidence that their products are both safe and effective before the drugs can be sold. • Manufacturers may make three types of claims for their dietary supplements: health claims, structure/function claims, and nutrient content claims. Some of these claims describe the link between a food substance and a disease or health-related condition; the intended benefits of using the product; or the amount of a nutrient or dietary substance in a product. Different requirements apply to each type of claim. If a dietary supplement manufacturer makes a claim about a product’s effects, the manufacturer must have data to support the claim. Claims about how a supplement affects the structure or function of the body must be followed by the words “This statement has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”


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Home & Garden

(Family Features) The best parties bring together great food, great ingredients, and great people. To make your party stand out, take advantage of resources you already have to create an inviting and warm atmosphere for party guests. Everyone knows the key elements to a fantastic backyard barbeque are great company, exciting conversation, and delicious recipes - so be sure to pull together the perfect grilling menu that will keep your guests' smiles as warm as the summer sun. Get creative when planning your summer party. Kids also will love to get involved and add their own personal touches to the big event. Simple items, such as blankets, oversized pillows, Mason jars and mismatched dinnerware will create the feeling of home and comfort to all. These simple additions, along with essential recipe ingredients like Hellmann's Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil, will make for an amazing summer menu and party for your friends and family. Here are a few tips to make your outdoor party simple and smooth:

Fire up the Grill In addition to appealing appetizers, be sure your guests have tons of options when it comes to the main party entrÈe. Easy dishes, like Grilled Asparagus with Citrus Gremolata made with Hellmann's Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil, can quickly be made on the grill for a delicious and easy treat that is sure to please party goers.

Self-Serve Drink Stations Allow guests to refill their drinks themselves by placing drinks on a small end table or cart. Cover it with a brightly colored tablecloth and stacked glasses. Don't forget your ice bucket and tongs for mixed cocktails. If you are serving beer or wine, ice them down in galvanized bins placed next to the drink station. Be sure to position the station away from the food to keep lines from forming. Did you know that Hellmann's is celebrating its 100th birthday? For more great recipes and to learn more about the centennial celebration or download a coupon, visit

Grilled Skirt Steak with Citrus

Opt for Appetizers

A Chef Tim Love recipe

Many party guests will want to nosh and mingle throughout the evening, so make sure you have plenty of appetizers, dips and chips on hand while you fire up the grill for the main course.

• 1 cup Hellmann's or Best Foods Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil • 4 (8-ounce) outside skirt steaks • 1/2 cup peanut oil • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper (to taste) • 2 tablespoons • Chef Tim Love Steak Rub or any good chili powder based rub • 2 limes, cut in half • 2 lemons, cut in half • 1 tangerine, cut in half Heat grill on high with lid closed for 30 minutes or light charcoal and let burn to white coals. Rub the steak with oil and season with salt and pepper, then the rub. Place the steak on the hot grill for 3 minutes on each side. Squeeze a lime half on each steak. Remove and rest for at least 3 minutes. Squeeze all citrus into a mixing bowl. Whip the dressing into citrus mixture and place in a squirt bottle. Cut steak against the grain and drizzle the citrus mayonnaise mixture over top. Serve immediately.

Grilled Asparagus with Citrus Gremolata A Chef Tim Love recipe

Stick with Simple Don't spend all of your resources on fancy snacks and sweets that require countless hours of preparation. Choose simple crowd favorites, such as the Texas Potato Salad made with just a few delicious ingredients including Hellmann's Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil, which combines the creamy, rich Hellmann's taste you love with olive oil. This crunchy, fresh salad doubles as the perfect appetizer when served with tortilla or pita chips. Just create, plate and cover with plastic wrap and you have dishes ready to kick off a fabulous party.

• 1/2 cup Hellmann's or Best Foods Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic • 2 tablespoons minced shallot • Grated peel of 1 lemon • 1/4 cup white wine • 1/4 cup lemon juice • 1 cup bread crumbs • 12 medium asparagus spears, trimmed • 2 tablespoons peanut oil • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste Preheat grill to 450F. Heat olive oil in a small sautÈ pan on the grill. Just before the oil smokes add garlic, shallot, and lemon peel. Saute slightly. Add white wine and lemon juice and simmer for 1 minute. Add bread crumbs and dressing and sautÈ until golden brown. Mix asparagus, peanut oil, salt and pepper. Grill for 3 minutes, turning fairly frequently. Place asparagus on a serving platter. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over the grilled asparagus and serve.

Texas Potato Salad A Chef Tim Love recipe

• 1/2 cup Hellmann's or Best Foods Mayonnaise • Dressing with Olive Oil • 1/2 cup pickled jalapenos, diced • 1/2 cup sweet pickles, diced • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard • 1/2 cup fresh chives • 4 warm baked potatoes • Salt and pepper (to taste) • 1/4 cup toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) Mix dressing, jalapenos, sweet pickles, mustard, and chives in large bowl. Burst the potatoes and crumble apart. Add them to the mayonnaise mixture. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Top with the toasted pepitas and serve. Source: Hellmann's


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Most people have heard about the decline in honey bees during the last several years. Are there things home gardeners can do to help? Better Nutrition: The actual cause of the decline is still uncertain. What is known is a number of factors are probably involved. Honey bees are their most robust and able to best contend with stresses when well fed. In addition to water, honey bees require nectar sources for carbohydrates and a varied mix of pollens to provide proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals, sterols, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Drought, flooding, and conversion of former foraging grounds into large urban areas including housing developments, cities, highways, airports, agricultural monocultures and so forth have led to honey bee malnutrition in many locations. In the last 20 years beekeepers have been encountering a series of previously exotic pests that invade the hive and kill bees, such as the varroa mite, new honeybee diseases, including the fungus Nosema ceranae, and many viruses. Attractive Plants: There are several ways gardeners can help protect bees. Choose plants that honey bees prefer and try to keep a variety of plants blooming throughout the year. Bees need floral resources (pollen and nectar) all year long. Adult bees feed on sugary nectar for energy. The pollen they collect is a protein and vitamin rich source which they will feed to their young. Nectar and

pollen are combined to form a “bee loaf” that females provide for their larvae to feed on. Plants in the Aster (Composite) family provide both pollen and nectar and there are numerous native and non-native flowers to choose from. Imagine a sunflower (Helianthus annuus), this is a typical Aster flower that is made up of both disk flowers (the tiny flowers in the center) as well as ray flowers (the larger petals on the edge of the flower). The center of the flower is where the bee gets nectar and pollen. If you see a bee inserting its’ proboscis (tongue) into the disc flowers, it is most likely collecting nectar. If the bee isn’t taking a drink, it may be “dancing” around on the flower collecting pollen, which it will pack onto its’ hairy legs or abdomen. Flowers in the Aster family are good for bees because they don’t have to work too hard to get what they want. The flower presents its resources on a pedestal and even gives the bee a nice landing area. For more information and pictures about bee biology and lists of plants that bees like to visit, see the following two fantastic websites about bees. One is from UC Davis and the other is from the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab Fewer Pesticides: Pesticides can also be involved in bee decline, especially when applied to plants when they are in bloom and bees are foraging. Thankfully most home gardeners are not making

sweeping sprays of insecticides in their back yards anymore. Many insecticides are highly toxic to bees including organophosphates, carbamates, and pyrethroids. The most common organophosphates Diazinon and Dursban (chlorpyrifos) are no longer available to home gardeners, but malathion is. Sevin (carbaryl) is a common carbamate, but the majority of insecticides that homeowners use for ants, cockroaches, beetles and bugs are pyrethroids. A newer class of insecticides, the neonicotinoids, which include imidacloprid, clothianidin, and dinotefuran, also pose hazards for honey bees. These products are systemic materials that move through the plant and are included in the nectar and pollen of flowers when they bloom. Although the neonicotinoid residues may not kill bees immediately, they may have sublethal effects, such as suppressing immune and detoxification systems, causing bees to be more sensitive to other stresses. If not killed directly by a spray in the field, foraging bees can collect residuecontaminated pollens and bring them back to the hive for immediate consumption or long term storage. Even when plants aren’t in bloom, use nonchemical management methods or pesticides with little or low toxicity to bees such as soaps, oils, or Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) whenever possible. ERIC MUSSEN is a bee specialist at the University of California, Davis.


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A Great Day in the Garden

Summer is here — the hollyhocks are blooming BY LUCIA SANDY COLUMNIST

One of my favorite summer flowers is the Hollyhock — Alcea (al-KEE-uh) rosea or Alcea ficifolia. This old fashioned tall garden flower that waves in the summer breeze with their many flowers on each long stalk belongs to the Malvaceae (mal-VAY-seeee) family and is a relative of the hibiscus. They bloom from spring to early fall. The single and double petal flowers come in colors of pink, red, dark maroon, yellow, or white. Bees, hummingbirds and butterflies are lured to the 3 to 4-inch flowers that exude ample pollen and nectar. I’ve seen large black bees riding the waving plants as they busily gather pollen. At the end of the day I’ll find the bees sleeping inside the flowers for the night. The Hollyhock stalks stand tall to about 6 to 11feet. You’ll find them growing just about anywhere and in any type of soil from mildly acidic — 6.1 to 6.5 to mildly alkaline — 7.6 to

7.8 which makes Tehachapi an ideal environment for them. Some require an average amount of water and like to be watered regularly, but not overwatered. Some varieties are drought tolerant. Hollyhocks are considered a biennial — meaning they bloom in their second year and then the plant dies. However, they unfailingly reseed themselves, making them seem more like a perennial. The numerous flowers on each stalk will produce many seeds and can become a nuisance. If the seed pods are left on the plant to dry, the seeds will effortlessly fall to the ground and the plant will readily self seed. Minimize the reseeding process by pinching off some of the green seed pods before they dry out, but be careful not to damage the stalk. If you weaken the stalk, the plant may fall over. Hollyhocks can be trans-


Cheerful hollyhocks in a variety of colors brighten a corner of the Errea House Garden in Downtown Tehachapi. The summer flower grows well in Tehachapi. planted when young in their first year of growth. Once established in the second year they prefer to bloom where they are. If you want to grow them

elsewhere in the garden, collect the seeds and sow them 10 to 15 inches apart in the fall and cover with a thin layer of soil. You’ll have to wait for the second

years growth to bloom, but it will be well worth the wait. Have a great day in the garden!

LUCIA SANDY is a member of the Tehachapi Rose & Garden Society. Watch for her column "A Great Day in the Garden" in upcoming editions of The Weekender.


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Practical Money Matters

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Have you ever ordered something online that was delivered damaged — or never arrived at all? Or been double-billed by a merchant? Or spotted a charge on your credit card statement you didn't make? Most of us have. Fortunately, the 1975 Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) protects your rights during such credit card billing disputes. It also outlines the process for contesting charges made to your account. Here's how it works: First, FCBA protection applies only to "open-end" credit account transactions ' those involving credit cards or revolving charges (e.g., department store accounts). It doesn't cover installment contracts you repay on a fixed schedule, such as car loans. Billing errors that are covered by the FCBA include: • Fraudulent or unauthorized use of your credit card, whether it was stolen or merchants charged unapproved items to your account. • Charges that list the wrong date or amount. • Charges for goods or services you either did not accept or that weren't delivered as agreed. • Math errors, such as being charged twice for a transaction. • Failure to post payments or other credits. (Note: Report suspected fraud immediately. By law, you're only liable for the first $50 in unauthorized charges; however, most card issuers waive that lia-


It’s important to check credit card statements promptly — if you dispute errors quickly, you may avoid charges. bility if you report the charges quickly.) Review all billing statements carefully upon receipt because in order to be covered under FCBA rules, most disputed transactions must be reported within 60 days of the statement date on which the error appeared. First, contact the merchant and try to resolve the dispute directly with them. If this good-faith resolution attempt doesn't work, you can escalate the process by filing a written report with your credit card issuer within the 60-day window. The card issuer is then obligated to investigate the dispute on your behalf. They must acknowledge your complaint, in writing, within 30 days of receipt and resolve the dispute with the merchant within two billing cycles ' but not more than 90 days. Send your letter via certified mail to the card issuer's billing inquiry address, not the payment address. Include your name, address, account number and a description of the billing error. Include copies of sales slips or other docu-

ments that support your position. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), you may withhold payment of the disputed amount and related charges during the investigation. In fact, many card issuers may voluntarily remove the charge until the matter is resolved since they are representing you, their client, in the dispute. If it turns out your bill contains a mistake, the creditor must explain, in writing, the corrections that will be made. In addition to crediting your account, they must remove all finance charges, late fees, or other charges related to the error. However, if the card issuer's investigation determines that you owe part ' or all ' of the disputed amount, they must promptly provide you with a written explanation. If you disagree with the investigation's results, you may further dispute your claim with the creditor, as outlined by the FTC at (That site also contains a sample dispute letter and other helpful FCBA information.) If you believe a creditor has violated the FCBA, you may file a complaint with the FTC or sue them in court. Hopefully, you'll never have a billing dispute that goes to these extremes. But it's good to know how consumer laws protect you, just in case. JASON ALDERMAN directs Visa's financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman on Twitter:

Save money to reduce stress METRO Financial concerns, including not having enough money to pay bills or worrying that money will run out, are a leading cause of stress. Finding new ways to save money can help reduce these feelings of stress and improve quality of life. An American Psychological Association poll indicates 80 percent of Americans state the economy is a significant cause of stress, while 83 percent of women and 78 percent of men are stressed about money. Stress can contribute to a variety of health ail-

ments, including anxiety, depression and cardiovascular problems. Stress can also worsen preexisting conditions. One way to reduce stress is to take control of your finances so that money issues do not compound stress. Here are some ways to save: • Examine the contents of your storage unit. Spending $100 or more per month to store seldom used items can quickly add up to a large amount of money. • Stop wasting food. The National Resources Defense Council says the

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It’s dangerous to leave your pet in a parked car BY KIM SALERNO CONTRIBUTING WRITER

With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at it's height and it's time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car. Whether you're parking in the shade, just running into the store, or leaving the windows cracked, it is still not ok to leave your pet in a parked car. The temperature inside a car can skyrocket after just a few minutes. Parking in the shade or leaving the windows cracked does very little to alleviate this pressure cooker. On a warm, sunny day try turning your

car off, cracking your windows and sitting there. It will only be a few short minutes before it becomes unbearable. Imagine how your helpless pet will feel. On an 85degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows cracked can reach 102 degrees within only ten minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. At 110 degrees, pets are in danger of heatstroke. On hot and humid days, the temperature in a car parked in direct sunlight can rise more than 30 degrees per minute, and quickly become lethal. Stanford University School of Medicine conducted a study to measure the temper-

ature rise inside a parked car on sunny days with highs ranging from 72 to 96 degrees F. Their results showed that a car's interior can heat up by an average of 40 degrees F within an hour, regardless of ambient temperature. Ambient temperature doesn't matter — it's whether it's sunny out. Eighty percent of the temperature rise occurred within the first halfhour. Even on a relatively cool day, the temperature inside a parked car can quickly spike to life-threatening levels if the sun is out. Further, the researchers noted that much like the sun warms a greenhouse in winter; it also warms a parked car on cool

days. In both cases, the sun heats up a mass of air trapped under glass. Precautions such as cracking a window or running the air conditioner prior to parking the car were found to be inadequate. Dogs are designed to conserve heat. Their sweat glands, which exist on their nose and the pads of their feet, are inadequate for cooling during hot days. Panting and drinking water helps cool them, but if they only have hot air to breathe, dogs can suffer brain and organ damage after just 15 minutes. KIM SALERNO is the president and founder of

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My name is Princess and I’m a 10 month young female Terrier/Spaniel mix with beautiful golden eyes. I also get along with dogs and cats, love to play, and am house-trained (via the dog door). To adopt pretty Princess, pronto, call Janis, 661-599-6400, or Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP) at 661-823-4100, menu #2 ~ How about it?

Cars DONATE YOUR CAR – Fast Free Towing 24 hr. Response - Tax Deduction. UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. Providing Free Mammograms & Breast Cancer Info 888-792-1675 (Cal-SCAN) Need to sell unwanted items? Classified Marketplace works. Call 822-6828 to advertise. DONATE YOUR CAR, truck or boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN)

DRIVERS: A few pro drivers needed! Top Pay & 401K. Recent CDL grads wanted. Call 877-258-8782 (CalSCAN) INDIAN CREEK VILLAS

Vehicles Trucks And Vans Autos and more...

Sport Utility Vehicles 16 ft Hobie Cat Catamaran, 1977, comes with trailer. Replaced trampoline, cables, lines , ropes & clips. DMV licenced thru 2014. $600 obo 661-972-1150

Cars 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Low miles, V8, Clean $35,000 Call Maureen 661-823-9881

Employment Help Wanted Jobs Wanted


The hard part has already been done. Permits, grading, retaining walls, perimeter foundation, garage slab, water, electric, tel, Septic System (in progress). Plenty of opportunity to modify details to suit you. Almost 3000sf under roof; Plans feature 4bdrm/4 bath, media room or your own wine cellar with walk out basement. Incredible Valley Views on big 1.7acre lot, Right on Stallion Springs horse trail system, flat with plenty room for horses.

$$$$$$$ are hiding in your attic, closet or garage. Sell those items fast in the Classified Marketplace. Call 822-6828. Certified Medical Assistant Immediate opening for full time Certified Medical Assistant. Please fax resume and certificate Attn: Carissa 661-822-6953.

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Help Wanted

• 1-2-3-BR - Single Story • Furn & Unfurn • Short Stay OK • Pool-Gazebo-BBQ • 6x10 Storage Available • Clean, Quiet & Safe • Park Like Setting • Friendly Staff • Prompt Maintenance • Free Cable TV - 72 Channels

Phone for appointment 661-822-0858


To clean all areas of the apartment exterior, office, etc. $8.00/hr.+ benefits. In Tehachapi, CA Call Beth(661) 822-1533

LVN Immediate opening for LVN full/part time in busy family practice. Please fax resume Attn: Carissa


RESIDENTIAL COORDINATOR (Live-In) Coord overall activities: sanitation, safety, security, health & social programs. BS, major studies in rehab-curative care, 1-yr training nursg medic, geriatric, surgical patients, computer literate. Night Shift Mulberry Place, Tehachapi, CA E-mail resume to: The Classified Marketplace. Your Advertising Source.

Substitute Teachers Needed for Abernathy Collegiate Charter School. Applicants must possess the following: · BA or BS degree · Pass CBEST test · 30 day sub permit issued by CTC or Long Term Sub credential Contact Teresa at

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

Real Estate Rentals



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Everything MUST Rent!

2+1+LAUND. New paint, clean, cute, pvt., NoSmoke / Pets. Cat OK, $597 822-9692

Tehachapi Rentals

2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Houses Available Now Through-out Tehachapi

GH 2 + 1 1 car gar. W/D Hookups $650 + $650 sec. 20241 Park Dr. 750-3160

Room for Rent In Town Unf., no smoking, cable, w/d access $435 mo. 487-9054


Houses Quality homes for rent. View listings @ Call Kathy Carey @ 661-331-1514. Serving Tehachapi for 25 years! $1,000+ Dep., 3 bdrm 2 bath, fplc, garage, fenced yard, 661-557-8301 In Town, $1250+$1500dep. 3bd+2ba, 2 car gar., new carper & paint, gardner incl., no pets or smoking . 804 S. Mill (661)496-3651 HOME FOR LEASE In GH 1440 Sq.ft., 3+2, Gas, FP, 2 Car Gar., Cer Tile Kitchen, Fenced, Central Heat & Air, Low Maintenance Yard. $1200, $35 Credit Check. 821-0502 For Appointment. Additional Attached Single Car Garage For $100 month. BVS, 2B 1Ba, garage, W/D/R/S amenities paid, $925 plus deposit. Rent or Lease 428-8644 or 821-7520

Classified Marketplace Shop with us Advertise with us! Call 822-6828 BVS 2+1+Loft: W/D, Frdge,Micro/Stove/D/wsher 2 Sheds No Gar. 2 + acres $975/mo + dep. 300-1644 Placing an ad is easy. Call 822-6828. 2+1 Downtown, $775 Garage. No Pets. 972-6984


Asking $169k or best offer

CITY OF TEHACHAPI 222 West D Street, 2 Bedroom 1 Bath home. Older Charm, Hardwood Floors, Laundry Room, Owner pays Water and Trash. $650.00 per month + Sec. Deposit. NO PETS

Owner can finance or carry second

(661) 822-1228 •

Call LRS Realty & Management for Details

For Rent or Sale, 2.8 ac, horse prop, 2 bedroom + 1.5 bath, w/ loft, in Sand Canyon. Call 661-750-9070 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, enclosed yard, close to town & schools, pets ok, $1050 + $1500 dep. Add’l for pets. 818-434-6832 3+2, GH, attached garage, a/c, nat. gas, trash p/u & yd. wk. incl. No smoking. Avail. July 1st. $975/mo. + dep. 661-822-5490 GH 3+2 + 2 car attached gar, new paint, carpet, tile, lg yard, nat gas, cent. heat/AC, fireplace, RV parking, lots storage, $1350 month 661-972-5733

A Cedar-sided Cabin in BVS with views that go on forever… Wood flooring, high ceilings and large rooms make this 4 BR/2 Bath, 2256 SqFt mountain home on 1.76 acres a unique and beautiful home. A must-see-to-appreciate home – lovely interior. Call Terri for a showing today -- Priced at $179,000.

• 1,000 - 11, 000 Sq. Ft. Spaces Available • Negotiable Prices • Great Customer Access & Parking

BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS 28561 Deer Trail, 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Fully Furnished home. All appliances included, 2 car garage, secluded location. $1,100.00 per month + Sec. Deposit. RENTAL LISTINGS - APARTMENTS GOLDEN HILLS 21055 Santa Barbara Dr, #A, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. ONE MONTH FREE. Newly renovated. Well landscaped common area. Washer and dryer hook ups, $625.00 per month + security deposit. CITY OF TEHACHAPI 606 Linden Court, 1 Bedroom 1 Bath. New Paint, new carpet, Tile Flooring, Stove/oven and a detached garage. All Utilities included. $620.00 per month + Sec. Deposit.

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661-303-6868 |

“Text Dream to 43766 for more listings”

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20041 Valley Blvd., Ste. 1 | 661.822.5251

2 BDRM 1 BATH in the City, $600+$600 Dep. 661-972-2876 or 823-0237

Everything MUST Rent! 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Through-out Tehachapi some with W/D hook ups and some with garages Starting at $595. Call LRS Realty & Management for Details


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

Commercial Rentals WGH 3+2, Home with view, 2 car gar, RV pad, avail. 6/1, $1,400/mo., contact Susan 661-400-9705 WGH, 3+2, fireplace, quiet cul-de-sac, 2 car garage, new carpet & paint. $1050. Avail. 7/1 805-729-1765 BVS, 3+3 + huge shop. New carpet, paint, great location, views, oaks, fenced yard. $1,675 long term lease. Owner 310-903-3663 FREE RENTAL LIST available. 4 Seasons Realty. 117 S. Mill St. 822-RENT EHO 4 Seasons Realty

Apartments GH. 1+1 W/FP & lrg. closet; coin op lndry. $475 sec, $475mo. water/trash pd. Ref. req. 823-9938

Old Town area with Valley Blvd exposure. 3520 square for retail sales or office space, ample parking, restrooms. Grss lease from 62 cents per square foot. All or part available. Contact CRS Realty at 661-822-6844 or Tom at Tehachapi Tax Service 661-822-7536 Office Space avail., prime downtown location 200 sq. ft. reasonable rate. 661-619-4594 Professional Office with reception area, Old Towne $250/month 821-0518 Warehouse w/Office, bath & roll up door. Great Location. $795 805-844-6167 20300 #D Valley Blvd. (Corner of Santa Lucia) Professional building-office space approx 1000 sq ft. $800 mo. 4 Seasons Realty 822-RENT. EOH 2 prime office spaces for rent. Hwy. 202 frontage. 1230 sq. ft. & 1670 sq. ft. One ready to move in. Call 661-333-1597

224 West D Street, 2 Bedroom 1 Bath home. Older Charm, Hardwood Floors, W/D hook ups. $675.00 per month + Sec. Deposit. NO PETS 315 Pauley Street, 2 Bedroom 1 Bath home. Hardwood Floors, Detached garage, W/D hook ups. $750.00 per month + Sec. Deposit

2 + 1 GH, Upstairs, $500 dep $575/mo. Ready now. Coin op laun. 661-345-0307

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, A/C, stove, refrig., dishwasher, utility room w/ W/D hookups, balcony, garage +1 parking space, pd water & trash, $650/mo + dep. 661-752-5720 2+1 GH, W/D hookup, A/C, backyard, well maintained. avail. now. $650/mo. No pets, no smoke. 822-3540

600 sq. ft. office or retail Downtown 661-822-6470

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Mobiles for Sale Portable Wood Cabin, bedroom, bath, kitchen, 12x24, 3 yrs. old, $9,800 Tehachapi 818-679-4642


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“She responded to our questions & emails quickly & answered our questions to our satisfaction. She was also helpful coordinating contact with the Escrow company. She was available when needed & always polite and helpful. “ ~Ms. F. ~Mr. & Mrs. L. STALLION SPRINGS


WOW! Beautiful “Entertainer’s Dream Home” featuring 6 bedroom 3 bath home in the pines with commanding views of Bear Valley Springs. Apprx. 3,648 sq.ft. with Living and family rooms each with their own fireplace. Enjoy the solitude, clean air, and boulder outcroppings from either of the two huge decks. $495,000 #9966836

MUST SEE! 3BR/2BA , apprx. 1,953 sq.ft. home, very well-maintained with loads of amenities including granite counters in kitch. & bath., built-in stainless steel kitchen appl., pantry, stacked stone fireplace, custom cabinetry & slate patio. Circular driveway, storage shed, RV access and an oversized garage! $379,900 #9965122

MAKE IT YOURS! Gorgeous 3BR/2BA Log Cabin home located on 1.72 acres. Featuring a stone stack fireplace in the LR, jetted tub in master BR & wonderful loft. Relax viewing the beautiful pines from the deck! Owner May Finance. Call for details… $219,900 #9965217

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


BEAUTIFUL LOCATION Very nice 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,366 sq.ft. home overlooking the Bear Valley Springs golf course. Convenient location on the valley floor near all BVS amenities. This home offers an open living area with fireplace and vaulted ceilings. All bedrooms are spacious. On natural gas and sewer, too! Call us today to see! $168,500 #9966024

AMAZING 4BR/3.5BA, apprx. 4,677 sq.ft. home (!) situated on 6 acres of pines with remodeled kitchen, updated cabinetry. Extended trex decking, movie theatre with heating & cooling system, blu-ray with surround sound & recliner seating. Spacious master suite with Huge walk in closet with built-ins, three stoves, RV parking & SO much more! $519,000 #9966362

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS & OAKS! 3BR/2BA, apprx 2,135 sq.ft., built in 2006 sits on 1.94 acres with spacious great room w/ vaulted ceilings, skylights, surround sound & fireplace. Kitchen opens to great room and has granite counters, center island, skylight and pantry. Exterior composite deck, RV parking & circle driveway. Now: $399,000 #9966111


MOUNTAIN TOP JEWEL! This 3BR/ 1.75BA, apprx. 1,998 sq.ft.home is a Dream! Meticulously maintained, with Great Rm, living, dining and kitchen with a separate formal dining area. Built-in window seats, buffet & hall cabinets. Small vineyard, rock formations, park like grounds and awesome views! $285,000 #9966381

WONDERFUL VIEW HOME! 5 BR/2.5BA in apprx.2,314 SF on 1.02 acres of horse property. 2 Fireplaces, 2 living areas, office w/lots of built-in cabinets. Sunroom w/ sauna, 2 beautiful decorator ceiling fans, lots of windows for light & fabulous views of Cub Lake Great valley floor location with views, & privacy! Now: $329,900 #9966386

MAKE IT SHINE! Gorgeous views are provided from this oak tree filled, approx. 20.31 acre parcel in Caliente, Twin Oaks area. This home was originally designed to serve as a barn, however, with some TLC and creativity this could be a great weekend get-away.The 1152 SQ.FT property is on a shared well and includes 1 BD/0.75 BA, a kitchen and Living Room area. $85,500 #9966511


PURE SERENITY! Relax and thoroughly enjoy this wonderful 3BR/1.75BA, apprx 1,700 sq.ft. home. Two-story view home framed by a white picket fence with trellis and surrounded by 5 acres of oaks at the end of a cul-de-sac in picturesque Hart Flat. Now: $202,500 #9966034


MAGNIFICENT TUSCAN STYLE HOME on 1.76 acres with beautiful views of the hills and the San Joaquin Valley. 3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 3,046 sq.ft, boasting quality amenities, upgrades and design details throughout. Amazingly beautiful granite countertops & top-grade stainless steel appliances. This property has a horse corral & barnadjacent to miles of equestrian trails. Gorgeous! Call us and make appt. to see! $629,900 #9966325

OPEN HOME – SATURDAY JULY 6th 11am-2pm 18260 Hambletonian Drive


NEW CONSTRUCTION! AMA Homes has constructed many beautiful homes in Stallion Springs. This new home features 3BR/ 2BA,splitwing floor plan in apprx. 1,728 sq.ft. granite countertops in kitchen & baths, tile flooring, 2 Fireplaces; one in LR, one in master BR +central heat & AC, & So much more! Backs to Golf Course! $199,900 #9966788

COME SEE! Great split-wing 3BR/2BA home featuring granite counter tops and black appliances. Archways greet you in the entry along with tiled-glass insets. Fully finished garage with sep. laundry room. Large storage shed, fruit trees, & BBQ/Patio area. Property is totally fenced with RV entrance. Nearby Park has swings and picnic tables. $162,998 #9966749



LOCATION, LOCATION! Great home, 4BR/ 2BA, apprx. 1,936 sq.ft., near the golf course! Super large family rm and master with wonderful master bath. Fireplace in LR, wood floors throughout & circular drive. No garage but PLENTY of room in back for one. On Sewer System & Natural Gas! $198,500 #9966419

SECLUSION & VIEWS! on 7 acres (much of it usable) 2BR, +bonus rm, 2BA, apprx. 1,990 sq.ft., featuring many updates including Trex decking in front and lower rear exterior, laminated flooring in open living area, contemporary bathroom lighting & fixtures. On natural gas. A Must See property! $259,500 #9966554


HOME+APT +ORCHARD! On 3.13 acres! Main house is very nice and comfortable with 3BR/1.76BA, apprx. 1,596 sq.ft.+ separate Guest. Apartment! Apprx.240 fruit (mostly apple) trees, walk-in cooler, approx. 30,000+ sq ft of garden/growing area with its own Hwy sales stand along Valley/Highway 202! Great opportunity for the right investor! See it today. Now: $250,000 #9965203

OUTRAGEOULSY NICE! Beautiful ranch property secluded with oaks, 3BR/3BA apprx 3,546 sq.ft., two Living Areas, two fire places; one wood the other a sealed gas unit, granite counters in the kitchen beautiful views from the kitchen window of Cummings Valley. Has a large metal work shop with roll up doors, all on 20 acres! $650,000 #9966721


CLASSIC! Here is a Darling 3BR/1BA home in Tehachapi City. Beautiful original hardwood floors, new exterior paint and trim, newer windows, newly updated kitchen with laundry area. Fireplace in living room & separate dining rm. Detached garage has workshop area in rear, fenced yards with room for a garden. $119,500 #9966619






HERE IT IS! Large single-story 4BR/3BA, apprx 2,677 sq.ft on private cul-de-sac. Walking distance to High School. Upgraded kitchen with built-in Kitchen-Aid stainless steel appliances. Upgraded guest BR with private bath, would make an ideal mother-in law quarters. Custom built-in entertainment center next to fireplace & 3 Car garage. $309,500 #9966770




RENTAL SERVICES BEAUTIFUL CORNER HOME large lot, .68 of an acre, 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,916 sq.ft, Amazing Open floor plan with large rooms, Granite counters in kitchen and bath, all landscaped front and back, nicely-designed fencing & Rv Parking. Move in ready. Make appt. to see today. So nice. $310,000 9966330

ENJOY! 3BR/1.75BA, apprx. 1,605 sq.ft. Melton home with family room addition featuring greenhouse window & skylights. Two Patios. Vaulted ceilings & fireplace with gas starter in living room; bay window in dining room; attic and ceiling fans. Located close to Golden Hills Elementary school. $192,500 #9966445

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We are running out of rentals and are actively looking for additional properties to meet the high demand for rentals. Call us if you need property management services.

You’ll Be Glad You Did!

HERITAGE OAKS WEST Prime location, 4BR/2.5BA, apprx 1,788 sq.ft. with Master BR on main level w/double sinks, separate jetted tub & shower, and a walk in closet. Vaulted ceiling in LR w/brick fireplace & wired for surround sound. Open kitchen w/ lots of oak cabinets & tile counters. Must see! $229,900 #9966771



21001 Country Club: GREAT GOLDEN HILLS WEST LOCATION 3BR/2BA, apprx. 2100 sqft. This home offers a large open kitchen with formal living and dining room. Large family room for gatherings. Gardening included. $1100 a month. Sec. deposit $1100




1400 Cimarron Ct.: NICE HOME CLOSE TO TOWN. This is like a town home with living area down stairs and two bedrooms upstairs with bath. Nice one car garage and small back yard. Small pet welcomed with additional deposit. $750 a month. Sec. deposit $750

GREAT LOCATION! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,214 sq.ft. home with fabulous views & privacy. 1 bedroom upstairs, 2 down. Large bathroom downstairs w/double sinks, separate shower & tub. All rooms are very spacious. Lots of storage. All bedrooms have doors leading to balcony & views. Wood-burning fireplace in living room. Come See! $199,900 #9966559

COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS BEST! 3BR/ 1.75BA, apprx. 1,827 sq.ft. home, excellent location in Golden Hills West on a .50 oakstudded acre parcel. 2 fireplaces, a formal LR, great room, breakfast rm, laundry rm, storage shed & enclosed patio. Paved RV driveway access to back yard. Freshly painted & brand new roof! $229,000 #9966570


21632 Golden Hills Blvd. Tehachapi CA 93561: Great Golden Hills location. 2+1 with many upgrades throughout. This unit has been completely redone with tile and granite throughout. Great two tone paint with beautiful crown molding. This is a higher end apartment that is a must see. $750 a month and $750 sec. deposit 21410 Golden Hills Blvd: NICE SIZE APARTMENT, 2BR/1BA with indoor laundry. Open and bright kitchen. Generous back yard. $600 a month + $600 Sec. deposit.

METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED! 3BR/ 1.75BA home,apprx.1,761 sq.ft. on .38 of an acre, close to all schools, with newly remodeled kitchen & bathrooms. recessed lighting in kitchen, living room and dining room, and an impressive landscaped backyard. $249,900 #9966823

DARLING HOME in Tehachapi City. 3BR/ 1.75BA, apprx 1,200 sq.ft. with new composition roof, new flooring ,new 2-Tone interior paint, new exterior trim paint, new dishwasher, new stove and many other upgrades. Also, a lovely fenced backyard. Come see! $139,900 #9966796



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