An Invitation for Thursday dinner with food for thought…

We hope you can join us for a unique dinner on Thursday.
We thought the mountain might enjoy a little flavorful fun mixed with its challenging subjects, such as the short Tejon Mountain Village public comment period.

So this is an invitation to you to please join us on Thursday, June 18 (yes, this week) at Cuddy Hall. Your favorite restaurants have stepped forward to offer free samples of their menu specialties. The doors will open promptly at 6:30 p.m. for sampling, and a brisk program with the talented Lorelei Oviatt will begin at 7 p.m.

Oviatt is Division Chief at the Kern County Planning Department. She promises she can show us all a way to use the recent draft Environmental Impact Report for Tejon Mountain Village to quickly and efficiently make comments on your special concerns, whether that is air, water, education, aesthetics, traffic, fire safety, endangered species such as the California condor, school district boundaries, economic considerations… or more.

Here’s a list of the restaurants that have stepped up so far:
La Sierra Mexican Restaurant with taquitos;
Los Pinos Mexican Restaurant with quesadillas;
Cavey’s Pizza with their most popular pizzas;
Mike’s Pizza with pizza and hot wings;
High Mountain Market, with middle eastern delicacies;
Coffee Cantina with coffee and treats;
La Leña Mexican Restaurant with shrimp samplers and albondigas soup;
Big John’swith a Big John-sized salad;
Dream Castle with a delicious surprise.
Frazier Park Market and Ace Hardware are also participating.

The Taste of the Mountain party idea came together as we were going to press last week, so we published news of the event in this week’s newspaper, but time is of the essence. So please help. Please send this email invitation to your network of friends, neighbors and colleagues right now.

We look forward to seeing you Thursday.

P.S. The county planning department has generously provided two copies of the complete printed DEIR for the Mountain Communities. One is at the public library (available during their open hours). The other is at The Mountain Enterprise office, available seven days a week during day and evening hours (call 245-3794 to say when you’d like to come).

Patric Hedlund
Managing Editor
The Mountain Enterprise
The Mountain Pioneer

This is part of the June 12, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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