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Events may be subject to cancellation and/or early ticket purchase or reservation. See Venue Legend for location and contact information, unless otherwise noted. See “Ongoing” for events with multiple dates that are continuing.

AUG. 23 • Homesick Elephant, Indie Folk duo, at Fiddlers Crossing, 7 p.m.

AUG. 24

Featuring: Michelle Fulton – 2013 Tehachapi Idol Winner with husband Chris Fulton aka “ Casper and Lily Holloway” ALSO Come visit the 3 little pigs

• Coffee with the Artist at Gallery ‘n’ Gifts, 10 a.m. until noon. • Roller Derby to benefit the Ronald McDonald House at the Rabobank Arena at 5 p.m. • Courtney Love, Fox Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets, $36-56. • Jewelry making with Dawn Callahan at Treasure Trove, 1 until 4 p.m. Cost is $25 plus materials.

AUG. 25 • James Lee Stanley at the Beekay Theatre, 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets, $20.

AUG. 30 • Labor Day Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival in Circle Park on Kern River Drive in Kernville begins and runs through Sept. 2. Information: 760-378-4109,

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., 8224939 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., 822-8152 Fiddlers Crossing 206 E. “F” St., 823-9994 Gallery ‘n’ Gifts 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 8226062 Jennifer’s Terrace 413 S. Curry St., 822-5808 Moessner Farms 25000 Bear Valley Rd., 8216272 Pacino’s 1100 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-9400 Philip Marx Central Park East “E” and Mojave Streets, just east of Downtown


Tanya, a female Amur leopard, practices her own form of recycling as she shreds a copy of the Yellow Pages. The cats at Exotic Feline Breeding Compound's Feline Conservation Center are often given items such as old phone books, melons or other materials to play with as toys. The Cat House is holding Twilight Tours through Sept. 21.

Apple Shed Restaurant

• Jo Stone, 1st Saturday • Colten and Justin, 2nd Saturday • Mountain Pass, 3rd Saturday • Pat Strong Trio Plus 2, 4th Saturday • Craig Shaw, 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday

Music provided during dinner hours, as follows: • Bear Mountain Boys, 1st Friday • The Geezers, 2nd Friday

• Line dancing lessons, Wednesday and Sunday, 7 until 9 p.m. See MORE/Page 3

AUG. 31 • “Go Native” Days at Centennial Plaza, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.


Tehachapi Night Life

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., 8228152 Tehachapi Senior Center 500 E. “F” St., 8226255 Tehachapi Treasure Trove 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-6794 The 58 Restaurant and Bar 480 E. Steuber Road, 822-9992 The Art Studio 20436 Brian Way, Unit G, 8224420 VFW Post #5948 221 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 8227500 MOJAVE DESERT Antelope Valley Fairgrounds 2551 W. Avenue H, Lancaster, 661-206-0427 Feline Conservation Center 3718 60th St. W., Rosamond, 661-256-3793 Lancaster Museum of Art 665 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, 661-723-6250 Lancaster Performing Arts Center 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, 661-723-5950

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Maturango Museum 100 E. Las Flores Ave., Ridgecrest, 760-375-0479 Mojave Air & Space Port 1434 Flight Line, Mojave, 661-824-2433 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY Bakersfield Art Association 1817 Eye St., Bakersfield, 661-869-2320 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, 661-8722256 Crystal Palace 2620 Buck Owens Blvd., Bakersfield, 661-328-7560 Fox Theater 2001 “H” St., Bakersfield, 661324-1369 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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The Weekender — Wednesday, August 21, 2013

More Arts & Entertainment Continued from page 2

Dr. Terry Warsaw is a Doctor who still practices the

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

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

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HE is genuinely concerned about your costs in heath care and has your interests in mind.

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HE usually sees patients promptly when they need to be seen and usually stays after hours when necessary.

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

HE (the Physician) sees you for your medical needs, rather than a Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.

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HE explains things in clear, understandable English.

HE prefers to please you, the patient.

HE is concerned and gets to know his patients.

HE has shown commitment to the community by being here for 29 years.

• Karaoke 7:30 until 11 p.m., Wednesdays.

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

Tehachapi Mountain Pub & Brewery • House DJ Fridays, 9 p.m. until close. • Pool tournament, Mondays, 5 p.m.

The 58 Restaurant & Bar • Karaoke, Fridays 8 p.m. 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. • Pool Tournaments: 8-ball on Tuesday nights and 9ball on Thursday nights, 7:30 until 10:30 p.m.


The Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association is sponsoring a concert by folk singer, guitarist and composer James Lee Stanley. The performance will be at the Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St., on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 4 until 6 p.m. 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

Exhibits and Museums

• 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 • Fall 2013 exhibitions opening Sept. 19 include select works from BMOA’s education programs. All exhibits on display through Jan. 6.

Maturango Museum


Free admission for members; $5 for non-members. • “Art in Touch” traveling exhibition of tactile and interactive art opens Aug. 24 and runs through Oct. 1. • Free day, Sept. 14.

• Twilight, nighttime hours at the zoo, 5 until 8 p.m., Saturdays in July and August. Picnics encouraged. Admission is $1 off.

Feline Conservation Center • Twilight Tours through

Sept. 21, 5 p.m.

Shows Gaslight Melodrama • “Rosedale” (like “Dallas” but funnier) runs through Sept. 14 Friday and Saturday performances at 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Info at

Special Events Antelope Valley Fairgrounds • 75th Annual Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds begins; runs through Aug. 25. Information: 661-948-6060.

Jennifer’s Terrace • The Market Place, Thursdays, 5 until 8 p.m., through Sept. 19.

Railroad Park • Farmers Market, sponsored by Main Street Tehachapi, 4 to 7 p.m. See MORE/Page 5

HE practices with a genuinely caring staff who believe in service. HE practices alongside Registered Nurses rather than alongside lesser qualified assistants.

HE freely refers to highly qualified specialists (the same ones the doctor would want to see if he were ill). HE respects patients’ attitudes and philosophies regarding their care.

HE practices in pleasant surroundings. HE is highly principled and highly qualified.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 — The Weekender

Homesick Elephant bringing charm to Fiddlers Crossing BY EMILY BRUNETT TEHACHAPI NEWS

With a touch of enchantment, Homesick Elephant mesmerizes their audiences with a dose of intelligent lyrics combined with crisp, quirky harmonies. Described by reviewers as an Indie duo with “devastatingly charming harmonies,” Homesick Elephant members Kevin and Sara Kelly will bring their original folksy compositions to Tehachapi listeners on Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. inside Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. “F” St. Fiddlers owners Peter Cutler and Deborah Hand-Cutler first met the Kellys last year at a folk music conference in Irvine, Peter said. “We met Deborah and Peter...and immediately bonded while singing Simon and Garfunkel songs together late one night after all of the showcases were over,” Sara said. “They are amazing people and we're really looking forward to seeing them again.” “When they told us about Fiddler's Crossing, it seemed like a great opportunity,” Kevin said. Peter said he and Deborah wanted to invite the duo to their venue “because they’re unusual and unique,” he said, speaking of their music. Peter added that although he is enthralled by their music as a whole, he thinks Homesick Elephant’s lyrics are what will most impress Tehachapi crowds. “It’s brilliant composition,” Peter said. “Their music is very off-kilter and sophisticated. I’m using Debby’s words here, but they’re like a cross between the Beatles, Frank Zappa and an Irish vaudeville.” Although the couple is of Irish descent, according to Peter, their tunes are nothing like the stereotypical Irish drinking songs. Evident in their songs is the closeness between Sara and Kevin as they sing in perfect

The Tehachapi News office will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, in recognition of Labor Day. We will have early deadlines for the editions of Tuesday, September 3rd and Wednesday, September 4th. All news releases, calendar submissions, thank you notes and letters to the editor are due by Tuesday, Aug. 27th, at 12:00pm. Display ad deadline for these issues will be advanced 24 hours to Tuesday, August 27th at 12:00pm. Classified and legal ad deadlines for these issues will be on Thursday, August 29th, at 11:00am.

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Homesick Elephant members Kevin and Sara Kelly will bring their "devastatingly charming harmonies" to Fiddlers Crossing on Friday, Aug. 23. The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. step so that a listener has a hard time distinguishing the melody from the harmony. “I think the tightness mostly comes from spending so much time together,” Sara said. “It’s kind of like when you spend so much time together with someone that you start completing each other’s sentences.” Kevin said making the harmonies work takes some effort. “Now that we've been singing for 10 years though, it's like our brains are totally in sync,” he said. “We even

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make the same mistakes at the same moment.” The Kellys live in the Los Angeles area but travel to perform in their “favorite spots,” Sara said, about every year. Some of these spots are along the East Coast, where the couple used to reside. When they decided to pack up their home in Philadelphia for Kevin to pursue a music teaching job at Los Angeles City College, an actual elephant named Ruby, who was See ELEPHANT/Page 5

could be a good way to do it. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Disruptive family disputes need to be settled so that everyone can move on. Avoid assuming this burden alone, though. Ask for — no, demand — help with this problem. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Patience is called for as you await word on an important workplace situation. A personal circumstance, however, could benefit by your taking immediate action. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Don't lose confidence in yourself. Those doubters are likely to back off if you demand they show solid proof why they think your ideas won't work. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A temporary setback might cause the usually surefooted Goat some unsettling

moments. But keep going. The path ahead gets easier as you move forward. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) There's welcome news from the workplace. There also could be good news involving a relationship that has long held a special meaning for you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might still need to cut some lingering ties to a situation that no longer has the appeal it once held. In the meantime, you can start to explore other opportunities. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of what's right can inspire others if you remember not to push too hard to make your case. Moderation works best for you. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc., provided as entertainment.


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Elephant: Enchanting and eclectic

More Arts & Entertainment Continued from page 3

every Thursday through Aug. 22.

Tehachapi Senior Center • Line Dancing, Mondays 1 until 3 p.m. • Wood carving, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. until noon

Moon, a musical evening with Gary Mazzola and friends. Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15.

from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Fiddlers Crossing

• Plane Crazy, third Saturday of each month, aircraft display and more, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free admission.

• Angelo M., acoustic blues singer/songwriter, Friday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15.

Art Classes

First Baptist Church

Treasure Trove

• Tehachapi Christian Arts Fellowhip, a new organization, will hold its first meeting Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. The church is at 1049 S. Curry St.

• Introduction to earth clay with Gloria Moore. Tuesdays, 3 until 5 p.m. • Acrylic painting class with Susan Cunningham, 2 until 4 p.m. through Sept. 8. Walk-ins accepted.

College Community Services, Family Learning Center • Art class with tools, paints, canvass and other materials provided. Thursdays in August, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Bakersfield Art Association • Drawing Animals, Continued, intermediate art class with Carol Bradshaw. Meets various dates throughout August; call for more info.


Tehachapi Beekay Theatre • Night of the Crescent

Gallery ‘n’ Gifts • Fall Harvest Fair, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sept. 22, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Railroad Park. Sponsored by Tehachapi Valley Arts Association.

St. Jude Anglican Church • Craft Boutique, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the church, 1200 S. Curry St.

Treasure Trove • Beginning and intermediate watercolor class with Jim Walsh, Sept. 9 through Oct. 14, Mondays, 5 until 7:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. • Plein Air Oil Painting with Valerie Provines, Sept. 10 through Oct. 15, Tuesdays

Mojave Desert Mojave Air & Space Port

Lancaster Performing Arts Center • 2013/2014 season opens Sept. 6 with MC Hammer at 8 p.m.

San Joaquin Valley Crystal Palace • Phil Vassar, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.

Rabobank Arena Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or, 8527300 (Unless otherwise noted), • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze! Show is Sept. 5 8; tickets cost $20-$75. • Gary Allan with Sheryl Crow, 7 p.m. on Sept. 15.

Fox Theater • Anjelah Johnson, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $36. • Dru Hill, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $41-$91. • Kenny Loggins, Sept. 21, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $65-$105.

Continued from page 4 described by Google headlines as “homesick,� was also readying for a move to L.A. “‘Homesick Elephant’ was a song lyric that we Googled as a potential band name,� Sara said. “The surprising coincidence came when all of the Google headlines stated, ‘Homesick elephant packs her trunk to move to Los Angeles.’ How did they know?!� The name stuck and so did the story. The duo dedicated their first album to the inspirational elephant: “The EP for Ruby.� Just like music brought the Kellys together with the Cutlers, so it did for Kevin and Sara. “We met at a bluegrass show in Philadelphia and a group of us went back to my house to play music together afterwards,� Sara said. “So, in a sense, we were musical collaborators since the day we met....Kevin had been writing his own songs all along, but he couldn’t hide them from me anymore after we moved in together. Often, he would be playing his songs on the first floor of our apartment and I would be secretly singing harmonies on the second floor. Homesick Elephant made its debut at an open mic night at the Fire, a music venue a block from our former apartment in Philadelphia.� Inspiration for the couple’s music


stems from an assortment of genres. “We both have pretty eclectic musical pedigrees,� Kevin said. “We both grew up singing the Beatles with our families, but later influences range from old time music to Indie rock to avantgarde classical to jazz.� “Kevin's the songwriter,� Sara said. “I suppose I play the muse occasionally but I think he also gets a lot of inspiration from reading pretty much all the time. We have a ton of books and I think he's read them all about three times.� Admission to the show costs $15 and includes refreshments. Call 823-9994 to order tickets over the phone or stop by Mountain Music, which is next to Fiddlers Crossing at 206 E. “F� St.


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The Weekender — Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August’s ‘Coffee with the Artist’ features Monica Lindsey who has commissioned her work. Most of her work is whimsical and is intended to bring a happy feeling to one’s landscape. “My mother always felt I got my creative talents from my grandfather,” Lindsey said. “He was an artistic jeweler in Prague.” Set aside the morning of


Coffee with the Artist, at Gallery ‘n’ Gifts, 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd., will once again be a morning to remember. Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. until noon, Tehachapi has the opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of Monica Lindsey, Metal Artist. As a child, Lindsey experienced a life many of us cannot imagine. We often think fleeing a communist regime is something of the 1940s and WWII, when in fact as recent as the late 1960s, this continued to be a spirit-stifling way of life for many Europeans. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Monika Fiserova and her family fled the country in 1968. From there they lived in a refugee camp, in Italy, awaiting their immigration papers so they could legally enter the United States of America. Lindsey says her first memory of America was seeing the Statue of Liberty, from the airplane, as the clouds broke, a sight many immigrants have been excited and happy to see. She lived in Chicago,

Aug. 24 and come to Gallery ‘n’ Gifts to meet Monica Lindsey and enjoy coffee and pastries from Kohnen’s Bakery. Guests will have the opportunity to speak with the artist and learn more about her work at the close of the program. For further information call 822-6062.

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chanted with just watching him work and picked up the welder, a piece of steel and that was the beginning of my love affair with metalwork.” She is often commissioned to do metal replicas of pets. From a picture of a pet, she somehow manages to capture the animals’ spirit in her work. If you should find that hard to believe, just ask anyone

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‘Night of the Crescent Moon’ at the Beekay Tehachapi music scene, and now I’ve put together a super-group of some of the best musicians in Tehachapi for an evening of extraordinary entertainment. Joining me onstage will be his usual band mates Ken Leiboff on harmonica, Jerry Mulkins on lead guitar, and Johnny Kamplain on bass, with special friends Greg Hahn on drums, Doug Jockinsen on keyboards and Gloria Yeager and (co-writer) Joy See GARY/Page 16


Mark your calendars, Tehachapeeps! Friday, Sept. 6 signals a cosmic event here in T-town when we experience a double crescent moon. One will be hanging in the night sky and one will be beaming from the stage of the Beekay Theatre with Night of the Crescent Moon, an evening of original music with Gary Mazzola (myself) and Friends. I’ve long been part of the

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Gary Mazzola and Friends will perform at the Beekay Theater on Friday, Sept 6, at 7 p.m., doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Pictured above from left are friends Johnny Kamplain, Jerry Mulkins, Ken Leiboff, Gregory Hahn and Doug Jockinsen.

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For a $3 donation, visitors to the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum can ride on a train pulled by one of the museum's several scale locomotives. BY GREGORY D. COOK TEHACHAPI NEWS

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Travel Town the railroad petting zoo of Griffith Park Continued from page 9 of the museum's 38 historic steam and electric locomotives, motorcoaches and freight and passenger cars. Guests can also ride a scale railroad around the perimeter of the museum. Travel Town does not charge admission, but donations are always welcome, and the museum is open until 5 p.m. most weekends. Just down the road from Travel Town, guests can also visit the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum. Open from 11 a.m. To 3 p.m. Sundays, the LALS is dedicated to preserving the history of railroading through the use of fully-functioning scale steam trains, which can carry visitors along 1.5 miles of landscaped track. Although technically a free attraction, a donation of $3 is suggested to ride. As a special treat, the third Sunday of each month, visitors are welcome to visit Walt Disney's barn. Disney, a serious railroad enthusiast in his own right, used the barn as a workSee A VISIT/Page 16, and photo on Page 11

Above: Travel Town Museum is home to 16 historic locomotives, including this Stockton Terminal & Eastern 4-4-0 that was built in 1864, and operated until 1953. At right: In addition to scale model trains, the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum also has working displays of other steam-powered conveyances such as this tractor.




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Where Love and Joy Abound Worship Service Time: Sun. 10:00 a.m. Child care available Cummings Valley Elementary School 24220 Bear Valley Road 661-822-1400 Knowing the Shepherd and making Him known

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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Since January, when I made a New Year's resolution to be more active, I have been walking daily, seven days a week. In the past month, I have pushed to walk farther and faster. I began to have pain in my right calf, so I had to slow it down again. Does this sound like arthritis to you? It runs in my family. — B.R. ANSWER: It sounds more like peripheral artery disease, PAD, a condition that 5 percent of adults over 40 and 20 percent of those over 70 have. Peripheral artery disease is the same process that occurs in heart arteries, an obstruction to blood flow due to the buildup of cholesterol and fat on the artery wall. In the heart, it causes the chest pain of angina when a person engages in physical activity. In the legs, it causes pain in the buttocks, thighs, calves or feet when a person walks farther than usual or faster than usual. The leg muscles are not getting the amount of blood they need to support such exertion. An easy test, done in the doctor's office, provides solid evidence for the diagnosis of PAD. That test entails taking blood pres-

sure in the arm and comparing it with blood pressure in the leg. The name of the test is the AnkleBrachial Index, dividing the ankle pressure by the arm pressure. A number less than 0.9 denotes peripheral artery disease. Taking the ankle blood pressure requires a special instrument, one that's not available to the general public. Most doctors have it. PAD is treated much like plugged heart arteries are treated. Keep up your walking program, and do try to increase the length and pace of your walk. Stop to rest if pain occurs, then resume walking when it leaves. Your doctor will decide if you need a medicine like Pletal (cilostazol). For large obstructions, procedures similar to ones used to open heart arteries (balloon dilation, grafts, stents) are used for PAD. Also important is an examination of your heart's circulation. People with PAD often also have coronary artery disease (CAD), plugged heart arteries. The booklet on peripheral artery disease provides the details of this common condition. To order a copy,

write to: Dr. Donohue, No. 109W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My heart's desire is to have long hair. I would like it to grow to my waist or lower. I have seen pictures of singers and movie stars with such hair, but my hair doesn't grow longer than my shoulders. Is there a vitamin or medicine that promotes hair growth? — V.T. ANSWER: Hair growth is something that is programmed in every individual. The majority of people have a two-year hairgrowth cycle. Such a cycle permits hair to grow to shoulder length. A few people have a six-year cycle. These are the people whose hair grows to the waist and even farther. I wish I had better news for you. I don't. 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.

One in five deaths caused by smoking NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH Quitting smoking can improve your heart health even if you gain a little weight, a new study suggests. The findings underscore the importance of putting a stop to smoking. Cigarette smoking causes about one in five deaths nationwide each year. Smoking can harm nearly every organ in your body, including the heart, lungs, eyes and digestive organs. Cardiovascular and other health risks drop dramatically when smokers quit. But quitting can also lead to weight gain, and obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke and heart failure. So health professionals wondered whether the weight gain might counteract the health benefits of quitting. To learn more, NIH scientists and their colleagues analyzed data from more than 3,000 adults. People without diabetes who quit smoking had about half the risk of

cardiovascular problems as those who smoked. A similar benefit was seen among people with diabetes. But the study didn’t have enough participants with diabetes to determine if this finding was due to chance. Recent quitters gained about six pounds over a four-year period. A smaller weight gain, about two pounds, was seen in smokers, nonsmokers and smokers who’d quit more than four years before. The researchers found that, despite gaining weight, participants who stopped smoking maintained their lower risk of cardiovascular disease. “Our findings suggest that a modest weight gain, around five to ten pounds, has a negligible effect on the net benefit of quitting smoking,” says study co-author Dr. Caroline S. Fox of NIH. The researchers plan to conduct follow-up studies to determine whether this finding holds among people with diabetes.


The Weekender — Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Home & Garden

Sweet Celebrations

Freedom Banana Split •Ice Cream • Fat free whipped topping, optional • Chocolate sprinkles, optional • 4 maraschino cherries, optional In medium skillet over medium-low heat, cook pineapple and brown sugar just until pineapple is softened, 5 minutes. Add strawberries, kiwi and cumin; cook several minutes until fruit is heated through. Arrange 2 banana halves in each of 4 dessert bowls; top each with 2 scoops ice cream. Spoon glazed fruits equally over ice cream. Garnish with whipped topping, chocolate sprinkles and a maraschino cherry, if desired. Serve immediately.

When is ice cream more than ice cream? When it helps make wishes come true. Wells Enterprises, Inc., maker of Blue Bunny ice cream, is helping Make-A-Wish grant 100 wishes to 100 kids with life-threatening medical conditions in honor of the company's 100th birthday. Wish granting events are taking place across the country throughout 2013, each celebrated and captured on While there, join the celebration and lend support to the 100 wish kids by signing the Wish Card. The collection of signatures and messages will be delivered to all 100 wish kids in October 2013 in celebration of Wells' 100th birthday on October 24. Source: Blue Bunny

(Family Features) Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or an everyday moment, ice cream treats are always welcome on the menu. These sweet recipes are sure to make any occasion a little more fun. Fried Ice Cream Sticks: Developed by innovative baking master and Blue Bunny ice cream flavor creator Chef Duff Goldman, this recipe really takes the cake. These bitesized desserts are frozen and fried ice cream deliciousness on a stick. Fruit Salsa Sundaes: Warm glazed fruit with a subtle hint of cumin give ice cream banana splits a new flair. Cool Party Cubes: Kids of all ages will love this fun way to eat birthday cake - any day of the year. Find more sweet ways to celebrate everyday moments or special occasions at

Fried Ice Cream Sticks Prep Time: 10 minutes, at least 3 hours freeze time Cook Time: 30 seconds to 1 minute each Makes: 8 servings

• 8 1/2-cup scoops Blue Bunny Premium Caramel Fudge Brownie Sundae Ice Cream • 2 large eggs • 2 tablespoons sugar • 1 cup panko bread crumbs • Vegetable oil, for frying • 8 lollipop sticks • Butterscotch, chocolate or caramel sauce, optional Whipped cream, optional Place ice cream scoops on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and freeze for at least 2 hours. In soup bowl or other medium-sized bowl, beat eggs and sugar with a fork until well blended. Place panko crumbs in another soup bowl or medium-sized bowl. Dip the ice cream scoops into egg mixture, then roll in the panko bread crumbs, coating completely. Freeze 1 hour. Heat oil in a deep-fat fryer to 375∞F. Fry ice cream scoops, one at a time, until golden brown; 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from oil and insert a lollipop stick. Top with a drizzle of butterscotch, chocolate or caramel sauce and a dollop of whipped cream, if desired. Serve immediately.

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• 4 Blue Bunny Premium Birthday Party Ice Cream Sandwiches • 2 medium firm kiwi, peeled • 1 3/4 cups halved small strawberries (or large strawberries cut into chunks) • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries • 3 tablespoons peach pre serves (pineapple, mango or apricot could be substituted) Grate or shred white chocolate with box grater onto large plate. Thinly spread frosting on one side of one ice cream sandwich, keeping remaining sandwiches in freezer. Press frosting side into white chocolate, spread frosting on unfrosted side; turn and press into white chocolate. Return to freezer; repeat with remaining ice cream sandwiches. Freeze at least 1 hour, until solid. (May be kept covered in freezer overnight.) Thirty minutes before serving, cut kiwi into thick slices, cutting slices into quarters. Place in medium bowl along with other fruit. Heat preserves in microwave-safe bowl, just until melted (20 seconds in a 1250 watt microwave), breaking up large pieces of fruit. Pour over fruit and toss to coat; chill 15 to 20 minutes. Remove prepared ice cream sandwiches from freezer, cut each into bite-size squares; arrange with glazed fruit in 4 dessert bowls or plates.

Fruit Salsa Sundaes Prep Time: 10 minutes • Makes: 4 servings

• 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar • 6 medium fresh strawberries, diced • 1 large kiwi, peeled and diced • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin • 4 small firm bananas, cut in half lengthwise • 8 1/3 cups Blue Bunny Sweet


Wednesday, August 21, 2013 — The Weekender

Practical Money Matters

Gardening Time

Should you become executor Vocabulary 101 for gardeners of someone’s estate? BY THEA FISKIN



One of the most important decisions you'll make when writing your will is determining who should be named executor of your estate. Even if you're just leaving behind household goods and a small savings account, someone — whether appointed by you or the state court — must settle your affairs. Some people consider it an honor — or duty — to take responsibility for ensuring that their loved one's final wishes are carried out. But serving as an executor can be onerous and time-consuming, even for those with a strong financial or legal background. In a worst-case scenario, executors who act imprudently or in violation of their duties can be sued by beneficiaries and creditors. Plus, you'll likely have to deal with the dreaded probate, a court-supervised process of locating and determining the value of the deceased's assets, paying final bills and taxes, and distributing what's left to the heirs. Before you agree to serve as an estate's executor, make sure you understand what will be required of you. Major responsibilities often include: • Manage paperwork on behalf of the estate, including the will, trusts, insurance policies, bank, investment and retirement account statements, birth and death certificates, marriage, prenuptial agreement or divorce papers, military service records, real estate deeds, tax records, etc. • If the estate is complicated or likely to be contentious, you may want to hire a lawyer and/or accountant to help navigate the maze of paperwork. • File a certified copy of the will with the local probate court, which will determine if probate is necessary. • If the probate court confirms you as executor, you'll be issued a document called "letters testamentary," which gives you legal authority to act on the estate's behalf, including opening a bank account in the name of the estate to pay outstanding debts (loans, utilities, medical bills,

credit card balances, etc.) • Notify all interested parties of the death. These might include: government agencies (Social Security, Veterans Administration, Medicare, U.S. Post Office, DMV); financial institutions; creditors; current and former employers; retirement plan administrators; investment firms; insurance companies; doctors and other professionals; landlord or tenants; utilities, etc. • You'll often need to send a copy of the death certificate to close out accounts, claim insurance benefits, change ownership of assets or accounts to the estate or a beneficiary, so order ample copies through the funeral home or county health department. • Locate assets, including personal property, bank accounts and safe deposit box contents, and ensure that they are protected until sold or distributed to inheritors. This may involve updating home and car insurance, changing locks, overseeing appraisals of property that must be sold, etc. • Collect money owed to the estate, such as outstanding wages, insurance benefits, retirement plan benefits and rents. • Notify heirs about their bequest. • File the deceased's final federal, state and local tax returns, as well as federal and state estate tax returns, if applicable. • Once probate has closed, you will distribute the remaining assets to named beneficiaries. • Because acting as an executor can be very time-consuming (often taking months or years), you are allowed to charge the estate a fee for your time – usually a percentage of the estate's value, as dictated by state law. In short, both parties should thoroughly understand what's required of an estate's executor to make sure it's a good fit. There's no shame in saying no if it's beyond your abilities, and plenty of professional help is available — and advisable — if you do need assistance. JASON ALDERMAN directs Visa's financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman on Twitter:

The horticulture lingo that rolls off tongues of experienced gardeners may be intimidating or confusing. Since it is back to school for the kids, now is a good time to review some gardening vocabulary. These definitions will solve some misconceptions, but they'll also impress your friends at bridge or the weekend barbecue, when you use them in complete and logical sentences! Accent plant – Plant used in a bed or border to emphasize contrasts of height, color, and/or texture. Annuals - Plants that live only one growing season. They germinate from seed, grow foliage, flower, set seed, and die within one year. Winter annuals such as pansies and snapdragons grow in cooler weather, while summer annuals such as marigolds and zinnias prefer the heat. Biennials - Plants that normally require two growing seasons to complete their lifecycle. Vegetative growth occurs the first year; flowering and fruiting (seeding) occur in the second season. Foxgloves are biennials. Blue – Yes, everyone knows the color blue except maybe horticulturists. You see there are very few "true" blue flowers in nature. Some varieties like ageratums and petunias are labeled blue (due to wishful thinking by breeders), when really they are purple. Bolt - Herbs or vegetables that flower prematurely. A stress such as sudden hot weather usually triggers this growth rush. Cilantro, lettuce, and spinach commonly bolt. Bt or Bacillus thuringiensis – Powdered bacteria that controls caterpillars. Bt is mixed with water and sprayed on leaves. Caterpillars nibble the leaves, get sick, and die. Chlorosis - Leaves that yellow because they lose chlorophyll from low light levels, disease, or mineral deficiency. Iron induced chlorosis (yellow leaves with green veins) is very common. Deadhead – No, I'm not talking about the band groupies. This term means cutting wilted or dead flowers from the plant to encourage new bloom. Dormancy – Period or inactivity or physiological rest, especially in bulbs, buds, seeds, and spores.

Herbaceous plants – Non-woody plants that die back (lose top-growth and become dormant) at the end of the growing season (usually autumn), overwinter by means of underground rootstocks, and resume growth in spring. N-P-K - The numbers on fertilizer always in the same element order. N is for nitrogen, which gives dark green color to plants and stimulates foliage growth. P is for phosphorus, which stimulates the formation and growth of roots, flowers, and seeds. K is for potassium, which is used throughout the plant and is important for vigor and resistance to disease. Perennials - These are plants that live for more than two years. Usually refers to herbaceous plants and not woody trees or shrubs. Phloem - Vascular tissue that transports synthesized carbohydrates from leaf veins to the rest of the plant. Pinch back - This is one time that pinching isn't impolite. Using thumb and forefinger to nip off tips of branches to force growth of side shoots for a bushier plant. Prostrate or procumbens – Describes a plant with spreading or trailing stems lying flat on the ground. It's a clue that the plant is a groundcover or would work in a hanging basket. Rosette – A dense whorl of leaves arising from a plant's central point usually at or near ground level. Suckers – I could have fun here. Shoots that arise below soil level usually from the roots or shoots that arise from the rootstock of a grafted plant. Specimen plant - Ornamental tree or shrub grown in a prominent position in the landscape, where it can be viewed from many angles. Variegated or variegata - Leaves that are edged or striped with another color, often green with white. Venation – Vein patterns in leaves, such as parallel or netted venation. Xylem – Vascular tissue that transports water and mineral nutrients from roots to shoots; the primary component of wood in trees. THEA FISKIN is with the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program in Tulare-Kings County.

Take time to tackle home maintenance (Family Features) Keeping a healthy home for your family means more than daily chores and the occasional deep cleaning. It's important to add routine inspections of often overlooked areas and regular maintenance to your list of tasks. "Every home can have unhealthy, harmful, or even hazardous areas," said Mike Holmes, renowned contractor on HGTV and healthy home expert. "It's important to check them out, especially during regular maintenance. Addressing these 'hidden hazards' helps create a healthy home and keeps your family safe." Holmes recommends following his "SAFETY" checklist to ensure your home is safer and healthier for your family. S – Seek out lead in the home. If your home was built before 1978, it could contain lead. Your family could be exposed to it through the air, drinking water, contaminated soil, deteriorating paint and dust in and around the house. If

you disturb any material that contains lead, tiny lead particles could become airborne at home. Talk to a professional to test the entire house, and take the necessary steps to ensure your family's safety. A – Address indoor air quality and change your air filter. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollution levels can be 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels - sometimes even 100 times higher. Your lungs shouldn't be cleaning the air inside your home. Use an electrostatically charged Filtrete Brand air filter to help capture odors and airborne particles, such as mold spores, dust mite debris, bacteria and viruses. Plus, changing your filter at the start of every season helps protect and maintain your system. F– Fix leaks to prevent mold and mildew. Mold spores need moisture to grow and thrive in warm, humid conditions. When mold is disturbed, its spores can get into

the air you breathe. Inspect your home for excess water and moisture build-up from leaky roofs, faucets, basement drains, dishwashers and washing machines, and fix them immediately. Also, reduce your indoor humidity to 30 to 60 percent, and use vents and exhaust fans whenever possible. E – Exercise caution around appliances. Before using appliances such as space heaters and toaster ovens, make sure they are working properly. Never drape an electrical cord over a sink, as electricity should never come into contact with water or any other liquids. Also avoid overloading wiring or plugging too many appliances into a single wall socket because it can cause electrical sparks, leading to an electrical fire. Be sure to unplug appliances when they're not being used, and cover sockets with outlet protectors. T – Test for dangerous gases. One out of every 15 homes in the U.S.

has dangerous levels of radon, according to the EPA. You can purchase a short-term home radon test for less than $20. Test the lowest lived-in level of your home, and if you have elevated levels of radon, call a qualified contractor immediately. Make sure they have plenty of experience dealing with radon. Also, test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every month by pushing the test button on the unit. Remember to change the batteries every season, and replace the entire unit every 7 to 10 years. Y – Yield healthier results with regular upkeep. Keep up with regular home maintenance to help keep your home healthy and your family safe. Fix small problems now to avoid big repairs later. Remember, big repairs come with big price tags and can lead to unhealthy and unsafe living conditions. For more tips on creating a healthier home, visit


The Weekender — Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Preventing pests in every season (Family Features) Seasons come and go, but pests are active and potentially pose damage to health and property all year long. Protecting your family and home isn't a seasonal chore, but with the right proactive approach it doesn't have to be a daunting one either. Many make it too easy for pests to become unwanted roommates or neighbors. When making your seasonal housekeeping list, add pest prevention to changing your smoke detector batteries, rotating ceiling fan blades and deep cleaning. Whether you have mice looking for a cozy place to settle for the winter, or mosquitoes scouting out standing water in the summer, use the following approaches to prevent pests from intruding on your family and home each season of the year.

Fall Fall is the time to inspect your property and protect it from pests looking for a winter home. Take an integrated approach to identifying, monitoring and preventing potential problems. The following tips will help with cooler weather preparation: • Rake fallen leaves and clean out gutters as pests can congregate in fallen foliage. As an added benefit, this may help improve your home's curb appeal. Numerous studies link landscaping and well-maintained lawns to property value increases of 11 to 15 percent.

• Don't transport firewood more than 10 miles away from your home. Invasive insects, such as the emerald ash borer, can hitch a ride and begin new infestations within their surroundings. • Enjoy picnics or tailgating events, but keep all open food in sealed containers to prevent attracting ants, mice and other insects and rodents.

Winter Just like us, pests are looking for a warm home and good food as they hunker down for the winter months. Perform the following preventive activities around your home to keep your family safe and sound all winter long: • Use caulk or concrete to repair all cracks, crevices and leaks no matter how small. Mice can fit through cracks as thin as a pencil. • Check for bed bugs who may be hitchhiking in your suitcase while traveling for the holidays. Bites can be painful, irritating and may cause allergic reactions. • Cover mattresses and pillows with dust-proof, zippered covers tested and rated for dust mites. Sheets and bugs can trigger asthma, cause dermatitis and transmit disease.

Spring Warmer weather awakens weeds, insects and other pests, so incorporate pest prevention measures as a part of your spring cleaning. The fol-

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lowing are easy ways to protect your home as temperatures begin to rise: • Trim trees and brush, creating enough room to comfortably walk between your house and your shrubs. Branches can create a bridge into your home for pests and wildlife. • Clean up yard debris that may have accumulated throughout the winter months, such as dead plants, weeds and fallen branches, as it can provide a place for pests to reside. • Take a proactive approach to protecting your yard from pests through the strategic use of approved and registered products. Consider a perimeter yard spray as the temperatures warm up to prevent unwanted pests, such as ticks, from creeping in to your family's play areas. Always read and follow label instructions before using products or hire a licensed lawn and landscape professional.

Summer Poison ivy and pests, such as ticks and mosquitoes, are especially prevalent during the summer months and can cause Lyme disease, West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis and severe skin irritation. Follow these tips to keep your family and pets safe during the active months of summer: • Reduce your contact with mosquitoes that spread West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis by covering up with long sleeves and pants, especially during dawn and

dusk hours when mosquitoes are most active. • Apply a repellent to your skin and clothing before you go on any outdoor adventure to deter ticks that can carry Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Inspect and properly remove ticks in hard to see areas that are attractive to them, such as inside the belly button, under arms, around ears, in hair and on the back of knees. • Remember "leaves of three, let it be" to help identify poison oak, which can cause severe skin irritation and allergic reaction. If you find these weeds in your yard, do not use a mower or weed cutter for removal, which will cause it to spread. Instead, carefully treat the weeds yourself or contact a lawn care professional.

S = Study

Inspect & Protect

Maintaining a tidy home and lawn is essential for discouraging pests from calling your home theirs.

The best approach to pest management is an integrated strategy that balances prevention, sanitation, maintenance and treatment. The following are six easy steps from the Debug the Myths INSPECT acronym to identify and protect your home, lawn and, while you're at it, your family and pets, too.

IN = Investigate Investigate your home and yard for clues that pests may be present. You never know where they may be lurking, so keep your eyes open.

Don't trust your instincts. Study up on the common pests in your area. Learn more about the pests causing problems and the damage they can cause.

P = Prepare Plan how to most effectively solve your pest problems. Proper planning includes understanding the safe and correct way to execute any pest control approach.

E = Eliminate Now it's time to put your plan in place. Start by eliminating pests' access points into your home and eliminating habits that may be attracting these uninvited guests.

C = Clean

T = Treat Proactive and preventative treatment is key to keeping pests under control. Properly treating for problems proactively or at the first sign of infestation will keep your home pest-free. To learn more about preventing pest problems in your home, visit or follow the conversation on debugthemyths and Twitter @DebugtheMyths.

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Among the many things to see in Griffith Park, is Walt Disney's workshop. Formerly a barn at his home, the structure now houses exhibits from the entertainment mogul's model railroading hobby.

A visit to Griffith Park’s Southern Railroad Continued from page 10 shop at his home, and after his death, the structure was preserved and relocated to the museum, where it now serves as an exhibit of Disney's involvement with scale railroading. There is no charge to visit the barn, and often, current and former Disney employees are on hand to guide guests through the exhibit. And to round out a full day of train-related activity, visitors can also visit the Griffith Park & Southern Railroad. Located along the park's eastern edge, near the zoo, the GP&S has been taking guests around its milelong, one-third scale railroad since the late 1940s. Visitors can ride through tunnels, over trestles and through a western town on a variety of trains, pulled by reproductions of both steam and diesel locomotives, commemorating 20th-century railroading. Train fare runs $2.75 per rider, and the attraction is open until 5 p.m. every day except Christmas Day.

Getting to Griffith Park: Traffic may lengthen your journey, but generally it’s about an hour and 45 minutes to drive from Tehachapi to Griffith Park. Head east on Highway 58 to Highway 14, then south to catch I-5 south to the Los Feliz Boulevard exit. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for Los Feliz Boulevard West, then watch for Crystal Springs Boulevard and take a sharp right there then continue to the park located at 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles.


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LISTINGS NEEDED - call Terri today! Joey, 2 year young, 10 pound Cairn Terrier mix; playful sweet “old soul” (& housetrained). Adopt jazzy Joey by calling Marsha, Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets, 661-823-7868. 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.

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Freddie is neutered, micro-chipped, had all shots, 1-2 yrs, cream & red brown, crate trained, walks on a leash & is good in the car. For more info contact the Tehachapi Humane Society at 661-823-0699 or visit

2 Booths & manicure station for rent at Style Country Salon next to New Restaurant/Shopping Center & Motels. Stations with individual retail cabinets. Recently refurbished. Need both Stylists and Manicurists. 747-1292 Karen 822-5743,823-7227 Looking for work? You can find a job in the


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1974 Larson Valero 187, 351 Ford V8, excellent condition, less that 400 hours total on boat & engine, $5000 obo, call 332-7950

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Stallion Springs Community Services District The Stallion Springs CSD is accepting applications for a Wastewater/Water Operator. Successful applicant must have a minimum of a Grade I Wastewater Treatment Operator License issued by the California SWRCB. Must also have, or obtain within two testing cycles, a Grade I Water Distribution and a Grade I Water Treatment license. Job includes on-call, weekend and holiday hours. Pay Range: $20.40 - $31.40 per hour; plus retirement and benefits package. Applications (available on line: or at the District Office) due by 9/13/2013 at 4:15 PM. For information: Tyler Napier at 661-822-3268 or tnapier@stallionspringscsd. com.

Tranquil, Xtra storage, BVS, 3 bdrm 2 bath, $1,300/mo. 1 year lease, no smoking, gar, fplc., clean, call 310-291-2528

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

Thousands of people read the classified’s every week, the perfect place to buy or sell your items. $1,000+ Dep., 3 bdrm 2 bath, fplc, garage, fenced yard. 661-557-8301 1510 sq. ft., near HS, 3+2, granite, fenced, Gardner. $1300 + sec. 1 yr. lease. 663-9490 or 321-6990

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3 + 1 + Lg dbl Gar., Fenced yrds, in Town, Quiet Neighborhood. Delightful, Light, Airy, $875 (323) 664-5900 In town, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, block wall fence, quiet neighborhood. $1,050/mo 661-750-1068 or 750-1069 Neat 3+2, covered patio, F/P, new flooring, fenced, Gardner. $1175 + sec. 1 yr. lease. 663-9490 or 321-6990 BVS, 3+2, 1700 sf, cul-desac, on valley floor, A/C, nat. gas, new flooring. $1200/mo 661-972-4482 SS, 3bd+2ba House, 2 Car Garage, New Carpet, Paint, Appliances, 19041 Longhorn Ln. $975mo $1,000dep, Info call Patty 661-203-9389 FREE LOST & FOUND ADS. CALL 822-6828

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BVS on golf course, 2 bedrooms + a loft over living room that could be used as a bedroom, 1 bath. Fireplace, large deck, vaulted ceilings, big windows that face golf course. Washer & dryer included. Available Sept. 1st! $875 + Deposit. 818-590-3395

Furnished Room, cable, internet, fridge, mic in room $165/week 352-216-2452

BVS 2+1+Loft: W/D, Frdge,Micro/Stove/D/wsher 2 Sheds No Gar. 2 + acres $975/mo + dep. 300-1644

Rooms for Rent w/ bath & view, all amm, WGH, or lic nurse will take senior, meals & care incl. 823-4646


Town 3 + 2, A/C, new crpt & paint, $950/ $1,200 sec. dep. 823-7936 In Town 3 + 3, Spacious Nice Neighborhood, Fnced Yard, Newly redone $1,200/mo. plus $1,500 dep. 823-7936 BVS, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2200 square feet $1,100.00/month. Spacious, privacy, oaks, views, basement. Valley floor location. 661-303-9270

WILLOW TREES APARTMENT 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.

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

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661-822-8601 or 823-4429 20401 Brian Way, One bedroom, One bath $450.00 per month. Ask for Dave 823-1529



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SS, 2+2, condo on golf course, included w/d, 1100 sqft........................$825 SS, 3+2 beautiful tri-level home, amazing view, MUST SEE.............$1275 GH, 3+2 1/2, skylights, family rm, beautiful deck, AC 1700 sqft......$1075 TOWN, 2+1, plus den/3rd bdrm, completely redone home, beautiful...... $1025

BV, 4+2 3/4, beautiful executive home surrounded by 5 acres, MUST SEE, 3000 sqft................................................................................$1600


Unique Custom Home set in the pines, oaks and wildlife of Bear Valley Springs with spectacular views of the valley. Plenty of room to roam inside and out, this grand home has 4BR/3BA, approx. 4,777SF, with 2,977SF of living area and is set on 2 plus acres. Features include living & family rooms, spiral stairs, double garage plus carport, storage space, solar system, tankless water heater, plus walkin-tub. Located in gated community with amenities. $299,900 Virtual tour available at

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GH, 1+1, fireplace, fridge, stove, large walk-in closet.....................$495 GH, 2+1, open & spacious, w/d hook-ups, GARAGE, 900 sqft $640 TOWN, 2+1, large closets, lots of cabinet space, GARAGE..$550 TOWN, 3+1,byCityPark,W/Dhook-ups,newappliances&carpet....$750 TIRED OF DEALING WITH YOUR RENTAL? 4 SEASONS REALTY, A PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., IS IN NEED OF MORE HOUSES TO RENT. WE DO ALL THE WORK WHILE YOU RELAX. CALL 822-3968.




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Commercial Rentals

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

2+1 GH, W/D hookup, A/C, backyard, well maintained. avail. now. $675/mo. No pets, no smoke. 822-3540

Commercial spaces Warehouse w/Office, bath available, close to down- & roll up door. Great Locatown, move in special, tion. 805-844-6167 661-822-7625

Town, 411 Ash, 3+1, new wood floors, fplc. garage, fenced yd, $950, 822-3958

2 + 1 GH, small yard, $500 dep $590/mo. Coin op laundry. 661-345-0307 Golden Hills large 2+2, w/d hkups. No credit check w/ good job $685/mo + $550 dep. Call 331-2347

704 Anita St. 3 bdrm, 2 bath Lg. fenced back yd. Avail. now. Remodeled. $1,050 + dep. Karen @ 661-632-6574 or Donna @ 310-722-0622

Apartments Golden Hills

Beautiful & Well Maintained, 2 bdrm Apts with washer/dryer hookups. Some with garages. All have small back yards. Water & Trash Paid By Owner. Rental Reduction for Ext. Leases Past 12 mo. Contact Laura 661-822-8856 Good Credit Required or Co-signer. 1 bedroom, 1 bath in the city. $500 + $500 dep. Call 661-972-2876 or 661-823-0237 GH 2+1 fenced yard, forced heating and A/C, newer unit, cul-de-sac, small pet ok, $650/mo. 821-0518.

Everything MUST Rent! 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Through-out Tehachapi

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

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Office Space Downtown 248 sq. ft. Please call 822-6475

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$1,800 SF, Great Location in Downtown Tehachapi, 119 East F. Street (old Teh. flower shop bldg) Call (661) 917-2760

20300 #D Valley Blvd. (Corner of Santa Lucia) Professional building-office space approx 1000 sq ft. $800 mo. 4 Seasons Realty 822-RENT. EOH


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apprx. 2,826 sq.ft. , on a cul-de-sac. Wonderful views from every window! Atrium entry and decorators touch throughout. LG kitchen, sunken living room, master suite on lower level with decking. 2 green houses, fenced garden, fruit trees & work shop off garage. $289,000 #9967118

YOU’LL JUST LOVE THIS! 3BR/1.75BA, apprx. 1,998 sq.ft.dream home! 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


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STUNNING CUSTOM HOME in a wonderful location and a beautiful setting offering 3BR/ 2.5BA, apprx. 2,350 sq.ft. with open split wing floor plan, vaulted ceilings, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and fireplace. Two person jetted tub in master bath, oversized shower, custom tile flooring, skylights & so much more! $389,900 #9966436



Coldwell Office Office Office Office Office Office Office Office Office Banker #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 Best Realty Note: The numbers in this graph represent the sum of the listing sides and the selling sides of closed home and townhome sales within the geographic boundaries of the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for the top ten offices. This information is deemed reliable, but has not been verified and is not guaranteed. Not included are 102 sides sold in the local area by over 25 other offices or the 80 sides sold outside the geographic boundaries of the Tehachapi MLS Service Area by MLS member offices.

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

AMAZING! 3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 2,231 sq.ft. home, private, secluded horse property with new paint, carpet and appliances. Open floorplan with lots of windows, Great Rm with fireplace, kitchen with granite tile, two pantries, indoor laundry with sink, formal dining room, private covered patio with ceiling fan. Awesome rock formations and stunning oaks. $365,000 #9966620


LD SO BEAUTIFUL HOME 4BR/2.75BA, apprx. 2,450 sq.ft. Upgraded from the flooring to the kitchens and baths, bonus room in the back, comes with a metal covered patio with a fabric cover that it removable in the winter. This is a one of a kind home very tastefully done. SOLD FOR: $259,000 #9966546 CALL US TO SEE OTHER AMAZING CITY PROPERTIES!

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


$109,500 #9966427

U CED RE D AN AMAZING HOME! 5BR/3BA, apprx 3,479 sq.ft with travertine tile, granite, formal dining, indoor laundry, stainless appliances, terraced yard, patio, fire pit area, RV parking and room for a front gazebo/patio + sep. oversized detached garage with workshop. $350,000 #9966618 COME SEE! 10AM-1PM

GREAT LOCATION! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 2,024 sq.ft. home with fabulous views & privacy. 1 BR upstairs, 2 down. Large BA downstairs w/double sinks, separate shower & tub. All rooms are very spacious. Lots of storage. All BRs have doors leading to balcony & views. Wood-burning fireplace in LR. Come See! $199,900 #9966559a OPEN HOME • SATURDAY, AUG 24 • 10AM–1PM 21541 WESTWOOD BLVD

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

PURE CHARM! Beautifully maintained! 3BR/

4BA areas, apprx. 2,450 sq.ft.. Large living room, a lovely, updated kitchen with granite tile counters, + game room downstairs. Recently painted, new carpet, and lots of windows for natural light. Fruit trees, a great garden area & wonderful deckin to enjoy all the scenic views! $290,000 #9966727

WELCOME HOME! Three bedroom 2 bath

home, apprx. 1,638 sq.ft. on .75 of an acre, laminate floor through most of the house, Pella doors and windows, large kitchen lots of cabinets 2 car garage, fenced rear yard and Rv Parking! $169,900 #9967038 COME SEE! 10AM-1PM



U CED RE D WOW! Beautiful “Entertainer’s Dream

on a cul-de-sac. Home nestles upon slight sloped upper elevation. Spacious with nice cabinets, breakfast bar, and covered back patio. Under process for a short sale.




HURRY! 3BR/2BA in East Golden Hills

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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: $299,500 #9966386

HANDYMAN’S DREAM! Remodeling started, but not completed. Nice 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,283 home on a 15,781 sq. ft. cul-desac lot with room for an RV. Fruit trees, garden area and dog kennels in spacious back yard. Oversized 700 sq. ft. garage. Get creative and turn this home into a gem! $126,000 #9967065

PRIVATE PARADISE! 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,668

sq.ft. home on gorgeous oak studded lot offering a Bright and cheery kitchen, wood laminate and tile throughout, Open and inviting floorplan with a private deck out back. Plenty of room for horses! $255,000



WELCOME HOME! Large single-story 4BR/ 3BA, apprx 2,677 sq.ft on private cul-desac. 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

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

U CED RE D 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: $394,500 #9966111

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 & barn adjacent to miles of equestrian trails. Gorgeous! Call us and make appt. to see! $629,900 #9966325

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT U CED RE D COUNTRY LIVING! 3BR/1.75BA, apprx. 1,437 sq.ft., clear Mountain living, yet close to town. This home shows pride of ownership. Cooks kitchen with extra cabinets, granite counter top, beautiful fireplace with pellet stove insert, ceiling fans, water filtering system & RV parking! Come See! $172,000 #9967021


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 getaway.The 1152 SQ.FT property is on a shared well and includes 1 BD/0.75 BA, a kitchen and Living Room area. Now $63,900 #9966511


EXQUISITE! Beautiful ranch property

secluded with oaks, 3BR/3BA apprx. 3,546 sq.ft., two Living Areas, two fire places, granite counters in the kitchen Beautiful views of Cummings Valley. LG metal work shop with roll up doors, all on 20 acres! $650,000 #9966721

SOLD IN 1 DAY! Custom home w/more than 3,000 sqft on 2.51 acres in the Old Town! 3 beds, 2 baths, Family Rm, Living Room, huge bedrooms. SOLD FOR: $327,500 #9966880 CALL TO SEE OTHER WONDERFUL TEHACHAPI PROPERTIES


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HOMES 17400 Fabius Ct. COMFY: 1 + 1 guest house with open floor plan, pantry, washer/dryer hookups. Refrigerator included. Main house also for rent separately. $500.00 a month + $500.00 security deposit 17400-1/2 Fabius Ct: GUEST HOUSE WITH VIEWS 1 + 1 guest house with open floor plan, pantry, washer/dryer hookups. Refrigerator included. Main house also for rent separately. $500.00 a month + $500.00 security deposit 227 E. I. Street: DOWNTOWN DELIGHT! 3BR/1BA, inside laundry, repainted interior, workshop, RV access with hookups. Lot is 3 City lots with alley access. $795a month + $795 Sec. deposit. APARTMENTS 1431 Cimarron Ct: TEHACHAPI CITY LIMITS. Town Home-style apartment in a nice area. 2+1.5 has newer carpet and paint. Has washer & dryer hook-ups. Small fenced rear yard. $750.00 a month + $750.00 security deposit. 21600 Loop St.: GREAT OPEN FLOOR PLAN 3 bdrm 2 bath apt. Nice, newer & clean, great open floor plan with laundry hookups. $750 a month + $750.00 security deposit 21028 Santa Barbara: GOLDEN HILLS! NICE 2+1 APARTMENT with nice open kitchen with washer dryer hook ups. Decent size bedrooms. Small fenced back yard. Pay the security deposit in 2 installments. $575.00 a month and $575.00 security deposit 309 S. Robinson St.: MOVE ON IN! 2 + 1 apartment in downtown location. Large bedrooms with bright, open floor plan. Sunken living room and fresh paint. A must see! $775.00 a month + $775.00 security deposit


this beautifully upgraded, 3BR/3.5BA Grand Home & guest house with fabulous panoramic views of the San Joaquin Valley. 9.86 acres plus .30 additional acres of an adjacent parcel. Horses okay! Apprx. 3,273 square foot main home + 845 sq.ft. guest house. Entertainer’s delight! $589,500 #9966544



BRAND-NEW on serene cul-de-sac in Stallion

Springs overlooking Horsethief Golf Course. 3BR/2BA, + Office, apprx. 1,763 sq.ft. split-wing design with open LR, fireplace, energy efficient kitchen with tile flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, pantry & beautiful warm cabinets. $225,000 #9966769 CALLUSTOSEE


U CED RE D WAITING FOR YOU! Enjoy this beautiful 3BR/1.75BA well maintained split-wing home offering tile counters in kitchen and bathrooms. Home sits on a 0.28 acre fully fenced lot with great views of the mountains and valley. Relax and enjoy the beauty of Stallion Springs! Also Hooked to Stallion Springs sewer. $158,900 #9966747


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