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GBU Mountain News

December 30, 2013 XL

independent - unbiased – professional
December 30, 2013 XL

Have A Wonderful New Year 2014
The Christmas Spirit lives on in Frazier Park

On Christmas Eve (Dec 24) a group of volunteers as well as the staff of two Frazier Park businesses, Sweet Galley and Sky
Motors, served more than 100 meals to those in need. The team that prepared the food, baked the cupcakes, and handed out
the food containers included Antoinette (Tony) Baktiar with Sweet Galley, Kayvon Baktiar with Sky Motors, Tiffanie
Kelley and her daughter Jaqueline, Jamie Bauer and her daughter Hanna, as well as Dennis Bond and his wife Fereshteh
who came all the way from Germany to visit. Each to-go carton contained chicken, ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, a
delicious cupcake, and a healthy fruit juice. Everybody was welcome, no application, paperwork, or proof of income was
The story of this private initiative in Frazier Park, and there are many more taking place every day anywhere in the world,
reminds of the legend of St. Martin of Tours who lived in the 4th century. As a young Roman soldier Martin was on
horseback on a very cold winter day. He and his troops came upon a beggar outside the City of Amiens. The man's only
clothes were nothing but rags and he was shaking with cold. While most soldiers passed by the poor soul -as many people
still do today- Martin drew his sword and cut his long cloak in half, and gave one half to the beggar. While some laughed at
his funny appearance, others felt ashamed of their own selfishness. After leaving the army he became a monk and later the
Bishop of Tours, France. Following his death in 397 he was canonized, a process in which the Catholic Church declares a
deceased person to be a recognized saint.


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"Shop with a Cop"

On Saturday (Dec 14) Frazier Park Sergeant Mark Brown
and his wife Jennifer met with 12 year old Stephen
Siewert from Lebec and his mother Dawn. They went to
a Bakersfield area Walmart, shopped for about an hour
and finally purchased some Christmas presents, including
basketball shoes, a remote controlled race car, and toys
for Stephen’s dog. Afterwards the entire group of about
50 kids from all over Kern County and their sponsors
from the Kern County Sheriff's Office, along with
parents, went to the Kern Law Enforcement Association
meeting hall for a pancake breakfast. Sergeant Brown
stated about the event: "I landed such a beautiful person
with honesty, integrity, faithfulness. Shopping with
Stephen made my Christmas much merrier this year. He's
a great kid, and it was a joy spending time with him. I
will use my very rewarding experience this year to
encourage others to participate in future years. "





The Christmas Spirit lives on in Frazier Park
“Shop with a Cop”
News from the El Tejon Unified School District
Frazier Mountain High School
o Law Enforcement Response & Arrests
o Sports
o Girl's Soccer Take 2nd Place in the Garces
Holiday Tournament by Sharon Lemburg
El Tejon School
Frazier Park School
All Things Local



Supervisor Couch & Fire Chief Marshal visit the
Construction Site for the New Fire Station 58 in
Pine Mountain Club
o News from the Ridge Route Communities
Museum & Historical Society (RRCMHS) by
Bonnie Kane, Museum Historian
o Alzheimer’s & Dementia Educational Seminar!
o Laundromat reduced Operating Hours
o People
Law Enforcement Corner
o Kern County Sheriff’s Office
o Incidents Dec 16 - 21
o Safe Holiday Shopping by Ray Pruitt, KCSO
o Nine Ways to Protect Your Home from
Christmas Burglars by Sergeant Mark Brown
o Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department
o California Highway Patrol
o ‘Tis the Season for Traffic Safety - The
California Highway Patrol prepares for its
annual holiday enforcement effort by
Aadrian Garcia
o Former Substitute Teacher arrested and
charged with DUI
Animals Matter
Our Library
o Calendar
Incidents & Accidents in our Region
o Main Water Line Break
o Medical Aid with Medevac Helicopter
Arts – Music – Theatre
o Winter Solstice Concert at the Work of HeArt
Business Affairs
o Changes to California Law will affect Employers
and Employees in 2014
o Free Games at Computers & Games
Kern County
o Board of Supervisors Meetings
Frazier Park Weather Forecast
Upcoming Events
Safety & Disaster Preparedness
o Flu Vaccines Still Available by Kim Rodriguez,
PIO, Kern County Public Health
o Earthquake Preparedness
o Why Drop, Cover, and Hold On?
Business Directory


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Topics in the upcoming Issues:

Gorman School All-American Christmas
Barking Dogs - A True Nuisance?
Saving Lives - Does Anybody Care?
False Advertisement – What can you do?


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News from our El
Tejon Unified School
The August 22, 2013 School Board meeting can be viewed at
The September 12, 2013 School Board meeting can be viewed at
The September 26, 2013 School Board meeting can be viewed at
The October 9, 2013 School Board meeting can be viewed at
The October 23, 2013 School Board meeting can be viewed at
The December 12, 2013 School Board meeting can be viewed at
Photos from thev 2013 FMHS Homecoming can be seen on Facebook at

Frazier Mountain High
School (FMHS)
Law Enforcement Response & Arrests
Sergeant Mark Brown reports that on Tuesday,
December 17, 2013, at about 7:50 AM, a deputy was
dispatched to Frazier Mountain High School in Lebec to
investigate a drug possession. A School Official had
notified the Kern County Sheriff’s Office about the
narcotic possession. A 16 year old student was found to
be in possession of 14 Percocet pills, cut in half. He was
arrested for possession of narcotics, and suspicion of
being under the influence of a narcotic. During the
investigation, and in the presence of school staff, the
deputy discovered that a 17 year old student was
intoxicated on alcohol. He was arrested for suspicion of
being publicly intoxicated. Both were booked into
Juvenile Hall in Bakersfield.

Girl's Soccer Take 2nd Place in the Garces
Holiday Tournament
By Sharon Lemburg, Coach
The girl's soccer team worked hard before enjoying the
Christmas Holidays, in order to take home a huge trophy
for the "Gold B"bracket of the Garces Holiday
Tournament. In their first game, the girls played Morro


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Bay, which has always been a tough game, however, this
time the girls won 1-0. This was a very competitive game
and the girls worked hard to hang onto the win. In the
first half of the game the Falcons took nine shots on goal
but it wasn't until the middle of the first half that the
Falcons were able to find the back of the net. The goal
started with the backfield when Jillian Carlson sent a
nice pass to the mid-field finding McKay Leos open,
McKay then sent a pass to Genesis Arteaga on the
outside wing, who was able to cross the ball into the
middle of the field, right in front of the goal to find Sarah
Ryan for the first and only goal of the game. The second
half, the defense and midfield had to step up their game
in order to hold Morro Bay off. Morro Bay was not able
to penetrate the Falcon defense with a pass, but they were
consistent about sending shots at the goal. Savannah
Hawes was able to stop 11 shots on goal for the Falcon
win. Great defense came from Lea Graham, Lily
Hallmark, Laura Jennings and Jillian Carlson. The
midfield was terrific with McKay Leos, Monick Powers,
Genesis Arteaga, and Saryn Neely marking, defending,
and controlling the game. It was a great team effort.
The second game was against Mammoth, and the Falcons
were able to easily win 4-0, scoring one goal in the first
half and three goals in the second half. Genesis Arteaga
was taken down in the box for a penalty kick in the first
half. McKay Leos took the shot, scoring the first goal.
The second goal came from a nice cross by Genesis to
Rachel Rivette. The third goal came from a cross by
Carissa Rivette to her sister, Rachel Rivette. And the
fourth goal came from a pass from Saryn Neely to
Rachel. Definitely a lot of team work going on in this
game. Everyone saw some action and the new freshmen
were able to show their stuff. Defense again was tight
and were able to keep Mammoth out of range for a goal.
Defenders were Lea Graham, Jillian Carlson, Alexa
Fausto, and Sarah Ryan.
The third game was against East Bakersfield High. We
saw East twice last year and were never successful at
defeating them, however, the girls played hard. East
scored three goals in the first half and with a few
changes, the Falcons were able to hold them to only one
goal in the second half for a 0-4 defeat. The Falcons were
able to learn a lot from East, as they are a much bigger
school and have great ball control. This defeat however,
gave the Falcons the second place trophy to bring home.
It was an exciting weekend for the girls and we were able
to learn a lot.
Thank you to all the parents that helped with the driving
and cheered us on. Our next home game is on January 14

and 17 against Kern Valley and Desert. Game time is
3:00 for the girls and the boys play at 5:00. Come on out
and support your Falcons, bring your blankets and enjoy
the free admission to all games.

Falcons take 2nd place in Garces Holiday Soccer Classic:
Back row: Coach Lemburg, Genesis Arteaga, Grace
Gilani, Brianna Edwards,. Alexa Fausto, Savannah Hawes,
Haylee Shanklin, Monick Powers, Laura Jennings, Jillian
Carlson, Coach Karson, Coach Graham
Front row: Carissa Rivette, Celine Skibicki, McKay Leos,
Rachel Rivette, Sarah Ryan, Lea Graham, Saryn Neely

El Tejon Middle School

Frazier Park School


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Sweet Galley
3604 Arroyo Trail in Frazier Park
(across from the Gas Station)
Open Mo-Sa 11am - 5:30pm
150 different candies & chocolates
in all shapes and colors

All Things Local
Supervisor Couch & Fire Chief Marshal
visit the Construction Site for the New
Fire Station 58 in Pine Mountain Club

The two-door bay and the new fire station under construction. The old,
currently used fire station 58 is seen on the left in the back.

On Monday (Dec 23) Kern County Supervisor David
Couch & Fire Chief Brian Marshal visited the
construction site of the new Fire Station 58 in Pine

Mountain Club (PMC). Construction started in early
August of 2013. S.C. Anderson, a Bakersfield based
firm, was selected after it provided a bid for about $5
The project started with some extensive earth moving,
including excavating, grading, and the creation of
sufficient water drainages. The building is currently in
rough framed condition. The nearly 8,500 sq ft facility
will contain sleeping and social quarters for the fire
crews; office, storage, and equipment maintenance space,
as well as a large two door bay. The bays can
accommodate up to four fire engines. A crew of about
twenty is employed to work steadily at the site.
The 0.71 acre land for the station, located at Symonds
Drive and Askin Drive, was donated by the Pine
Mountain Club Property Owner Association (PMCPOA).
At this point in time the new Fire Station 58 will be
staffed with a crew of three, including one Captain and
one Firefighter/Paramedic. In addition to the two vehicles
currently parked in the old Fire Station (a Patrol and an
Engine) the new Fire Station may house a reserve engine
as well.


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The crew of three currently stays in a rented house across
the street from the Fire Station.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Educational
Announcement by the Mountain Communities Family Resource Center

From left to right: Fire Chief Brian Marshall; Ryan Shultz,
Alan Christensen, David Brust; 4th District Supervisor
David Couch; Project Manager Rod Brown

News from the Ridge Route Communities
Museum & Historical Society (RRCMHS)
By Bonnie Kane, Museum Historian
The Ridge Route Communities Museum & Historical
Society (RRCMHS) will
begin the New Year with
some major challenges to its
board of directors, as two key
people have made the
decision to step back from
their duties. Susan Amon is
retiring from her position as the president of the board,
events coordinator and overseeing the docent program.
Daisy Cuddy is leaving the museum with openings for a
treasurer as well as newsletter, membership and events
work. Both these ladies have greatly helped the museum
become the success it is today – especially Mrs. Cuddy
who has been with the board since it was founded in
While these retirements represent a loss of two of
RRCMHS’s most capable and dedicated members, the
Board wishes to reach out to the community and enlist
new membership willing to engage in the challenge of
promoting the Museum’s programs and activities. Please
make known your interest in joining us, either by
telephone at (661) 245-7747, by mail to P.O. Box 684,
Frazier Park, California 93225, or by e-mail to

The Mountain Communities Family Resource Center
(MCFRC) will be hosting Julie Womack from the
Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County, Inc. on
January 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the
Frazier Park Library Community Room. Ms. Womack,
along with two of her colleagues will discuss the
• Behaviors
• Stages
• Common Challenges
• Communication & More!
Whether you are an elderly individual, family member,
or a caregiver you will want to know this valuable
information for taking care of our beloved family or
community members. This program is sponsored in part
our local Southwest Health Care District.
All interested individuals please RSVP by Friday,
January 10, 2014 at 661-245-4303. For reservations and
questions you can contact Miki Knutson, Adult Advocate
at MCFRC, located at 3015 Mount Pinos Way, Suite 201,
Monday through Wednesday 8:30am – 3:15pm.

Laundromat reduced Operating Hours
The Laundromat in Frazier Park has changed its opening
times. Instead of being open 24 hours the store is now
opened from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. It may very
well be that this reduction of hours is related to a most
recent burglary attempt vandalism at the Laundromat.
Crime can affect the entire community. You see
something suspicious, call the Sheriff’s department, you
hear something, inform the local Sheriff. Don’t protect
the people that hurt all of us!

Southern California Utilities Call for
Energy Conservation as Winter Cold Puts
Heavy Load on Natural Gas Supply
by Southern California Edison (SCE), and Southern
California Gas Co. (SoCalGas)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2013 – Continuing record cold
weather across the United States is placing a heavy strain
on short-term natural gas supplies and California utility
companies — Los Angeles Department of Water and
Power (LADWP), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E),
Southern California Edison (SCE), and Southern
California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) — are asking customers
to conserve energy, particularly natural gas.


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While there currently is not an imminent threat of
disruption of natural gas service to residential and small
commercial customers, the utilities are urging all
customers to take precautionary conservation measures
throughout this week. Conserving electricity is also urged
because many local power plants are fueled by natural
gas and less electricity used lessens demand on the gas
In addition to a statewide message, the utilities may be
issuing targeted customer notifications to address
localized impact to their respective customers. The
following steps can help ensure natural gas supplies are
sufficient to meet demand created by the severe winter.
o Lower your thermostat by three to five degrees
(health permitting).
o Limit use of non-essential electric and gas
appliances, fireplaces and spas.
o Reduce your water heating usage: use less hot water,
turn down the water heater thermostat or insulate
your water heater.
o Use LED holiday lights, which last longer and use
about 70% less energy than incandescent light strings
both indoors and outside. Install a timer and set your
holiday lights to automatically turn on and off at
specific times.
Customers are reminded to follow these important safety
tips when heating their homes to reduce the risk of
carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Symptoms of CO
poisoning can include unexplained nausea, headaches,
drowsiness, mental confusion and flu-like symptoms.
o Never use your oven, range or outdoor grill to heat
your home because these appliances are not designed
for this purpose and can emit dangerous carbon
o Install a CO detector or change the batteries in your
CO detectors. Symptoms of CO poisoning can
include unexplained nausea, headaches, drowsiness,
mental confusion and flu-like symptoms If you
suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from CO
poisoning, call 911 immediately.
For additional conservation tips and information,
customers are encouraged to visit the web sites of their
respective utility service provider:;; or
About Southern California Gas Co: Southern California
Gas Co. has been delivering clean, safe and reliable
natural gas to its customers for more than 140 years. It is
the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility,
providing service to 20.9 million consumers connected
through nearly 5.8 million meters in more than 500

communities. The company’s service territory
encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles
throughout central and Southern California, from Visalia
to the Mexican border. Southern California Gas Co. is a
regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).


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