Following seven months of campaigning, a four-candidate Primary and a series of town hall forums, the top two contenders for the office of Fourth District Inyo County Supervisor are entering the home stretch of the 2012 election cycle.
Regardless of how residents feel about the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâ€™s activities in the Owens Valley, preparations are being made to celebrate the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct nearly 100 years ago.
Over the course of its century-long history, the 419-mile aqueduct has been contested as an environmental detriment, illegally diverted and even blown up, but itâ€™s also been heralded as one of the greatest engineering feats of its time.
Residents countywide are encouraged to get a jumpstart on fall clean-up projects this weekend, with a particular focus on making their properties less susceptible to the threat of fire.
Local fire-safe councils and fire departments are urging residents to take advantage of a special fee waiver at Inyo County landfills Saturday as they create â€śdefensible spaceâ€ť around their homes and other buildings to help reduce potential fire hazards by trimming trees, shrubs and brush.