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  • Wednesday, Nov 19 2014 09:17 AM

    Former Naval officer says book was 'a labor of love'

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    Fifteen years ago, former Navy officer Dave Schwind unknowingly set out on a quest which he's says has been an emotional journey. It began in 1999 while sitting sitting on his ship, he saw an eBay auction for a peculiar Order of Glory medal, still in its red issue box.

  • Wednesday, Nov 19 2014 08:32 AM

    Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club honors Phyllis Belcher

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    Chris Rush, president of Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club (TMDC), has honored one of its charter members with the 2014 John Clausen Memorial Award.

  • Wednesday, Nov 19 2014 07:45 AM

    Bumblebees: gentle giants of the bee world

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    In nature, you can't judge a creature's disposition or the threat it might pose based on its size alone -- take bumblebees, for example. Despite the fact that they are much bigger than honeybees and most wasps, bumblebees actually tend to be gentler and seldom sting humans, preferring to simply ignore people and go about their bumblebee business.

  • Wednesday, Nov 19 2014 07:38 AM

    TechWire: Windows errors: BSOD

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    While Macintosh computers are famously popular among many savvy users, most still love and appreciate the simplicity and compatibility of Windows. As with any type of computer, Windows is quite famous for having some very specific errors that can happen, usually not as a result of your own actions. In a several part series, I'm going to cover some of the most popular errors, what they mean and how you may be able to potentially solve them.

  • Monday, Nov 17 2014 11:38 AM

    Train show evokes history, nostalgia

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    Sounds of model trains filled West Park's recreation facility on Saturday, Nov. 15, and Sunday, Nov 16, as railroad fans attended the Autumn Model Train Show held by Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club.

  • Monday, Nov 17 2014 10:40 AM

    As some doors close, others open

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    Halloween was a sad day for more than 80 local families as the Tehachapi H.E.A.R.T.S. Connection closed its doors due to extreme budget cuts by the State. The main office of the non-profit organization will continue operating in Bakersfield, however the seven outlying branches within Kern County, including Tehachapi, have all shut down, leaving hundreds of families of children with special needs feeling isolated and remote.

  • Wednesday, Nov 12 2014 04:05 PM

    Brite Lake welcomes new camp hosts


    The future is looking bright at Brite Lake Aquatic Recreation Area with the arrival of new camp hosts Larry and Donna Noire.

  • Wednesday, Nov 12 2014 03:54 PM

    Thank a Veteran: Art Card Project at your local Kern County library

    In honor of Veteran's Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11, the Kern County Library invites community members and families to stop by any Kern County Library branch during regular operating hours between through Saturday, Nov. 15, to create a thank-you card for a local veteran. Table space and supplies will be provided for families and anyone interested in expressing appreciation for veterans through a homemade thank-you card. At the end of the project, the Kern County Library will deliver all of the homemade thank-you cards to the Kern County Veterans Services Department for distribution to local Kern County veterans.

    The Art Card Project is a part of a larger Cal Humanities grant funded state-wide community reading and discussion initiative, in which the Kern County Library is the coordinating agency for Kern County: Our Veterans, Our Communities. The Art Card Project hopes to increase public understanding and empathy for those who have served.

  • Wednesday, Nov 12 2014 03:51 PM

    Idea for a play? Pitch it to TCT this weekend

    The Tehachapi Community Theatre is taking proposals for plays to be produced in the 2015-16 season. The public is invited to come and give TCT their input.

    This will be a fun and exciting event to be held over the weekend of Nov. 14 and 15. On Nov. 14., doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and pitches will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and end about 9:00 p.m. On Nov. 15., the pitches will begin promptly at 10 a.m. with the doors opening at 9:30 a.m. and continuing until about 2 p.m. Pitches will be held at the Second Space, located at 431 W. "J" St., at the end of the cul-du-sac.

  • Wednesday, Nov 12 2014 03:51 PM

    TCT donates tickets to 'Curious Savage'

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    Tehachapi Community Theatre recently donated tickets to its upcoming production of "The Curious Savage" to the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District. A total of seven tickets were presented which will enable five residents of the Mobility Unit and two caregivers to attend and enjoy the local twist to the classic play.

  • Wednesday, Nov 12 2014 03:50 PM

    Summit Singers to present Christmas program

    The weather is cooler, the stores are filled with holiday items, and families are beginning to make plans for Thanksgiving, followed closely by Christmas. The Summit Singers are working hard to help make those Christmas plans a thing of joy for Tehachapi families.

    Following the tradition of several years, your local choral group once again will present a happy and uplifting Christmas program on the first Saturday of December. As always, the Dec. 6 program will begin at 7:30 p.m., giving people time to watch the downtown Christmas parade before enjoying the concert. Complimentary desserts and coffee will follow the program.

  • Wednesday, Nov 12 2014 03:48 PM

    Gryphon's Soccer Club begins again

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    The Tehachapi Gryphon's Soccer Club participated in the Fall Festival for AST (arts, science, and technology) on Oct. 23 at Monroe High School. Local soccer enthusiasts were given the opportunity to test their skills against current and former club soccer players.

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