It is a clear blue-sky afternoon on Thursday, April 12 at the Lone Pine Film History Museum. Surrounded by vintage local-film posters and movie memorabilia, Inyo Film Commissioner Chris Langley settles into the comfortable, well-worn lobby couch to discuss his eclectic career in and passion for film, history, education, writing movie-musings and the Museum.
After the fishing opener winds down this weekend, the Bishop Paiute Tribe will be celebrating a different kind of piscatorial to-do: the completion of its native fish habitat project.
Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Bishop Native Fish Refuge Project has been constructed within the Tribeâ€™s 25-acre conservation area on the Bishop Reservation.
New leadership is coming to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâ€™s Owens Valley operations.
Current Manager of Aqueduct Systems Gene Coufal plans to retire in July and the LADWP announced this week that Jim Yannotta will take up Coufalâ€™s post beginning July 1.
Coufal and Yannotta are currently working together to familiarize the future manager with the aqueduct system, which runs from Lee Vining to the San Fernando Valley.
Yannotta said he is spending three or four work days in the Owens Valley while also handling his duties in Los Angeles.