Archive - 2013
Deanna Johnson, 70, died Oct. 10, 2013, after a long a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born and raised in Arcadia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dean Iles Bowler and Joan Becker Bowler; and her brother, Jimmy.
She is survived by her children, Chris Johnson and Paige Johnson-OâDonnell; her grandchildren, Mary and Grace Johnson and Riley and Gregory OâDonnell; her loving husband, Richard LeGassick; and many LeGassick stepchildren and grandchildren.
Sixteen days and more than $24 billion in lost revenue and wages later, the U.S. government shutdown has ended with approval of a national spending plan that will be in place from now through Jan. 15.
Federal officials have also agreed to raise the nationâs debt limit through Feb. 7 to avoid defaulting on debt.
The end of the shutdown means workers deemed ânon-essentialâ who were furloughed Oct. 1 have been allowed to return to work and the ânon-essentialâ federal services that were shut down will resume.
Locally, the national parks are once again open to residents and travelers.
Longtime Bishop resident Kathryn Henderson passed away last week just after her 80th birthday, leaving behind the lifetime legacies of a loving family and a strong commitment to community and public service.
Henderson died on Oct. 13, 2013 at Renown Medical Center in Reno surrounded by family, according to daughter-in-law Cindy Henderson. In her obituary, son Don Henderson wrote, âShe was a born-again Christian who loved her family and savior, Jesus Christ.â
Local law enforcement has opened an investigation into the theft of medical records from Northern Inyo Hospital in a case that has shaken community members and NIH itself.
This past summer, hospital officials noticed that an employee in the records department had illegally obtained and was in possession of a patientâs medical file. Hospital Administrator John Halfen said Thursday that the employee, Cherie LaBraque, was fired within hours of the discovery, but the ramifications of the theft are far-reaching.
Although the Bishop Lady Broncos and Kern Valley Lady Broncs are equal in name, the Broncosâ volleyball squad proved to be the superior team as they scored a sweeping victory on home court Thursday afternoon.
The weather was perfect, Tungsten City Hills were impressive and the Bishop Broncos Cross Country teams couldnât have hoped for a better outcome as they held their first High Desert League home meet Wednesday afternoon. Both the boys and girls teams scored perfect 15s.
The Boron Bobcats headed to Lone Pine Thursday afternoon and left with their collective tails tucked between their legs. The Lady Golden Eagles volleyball team beat the Bobcats 3-1.
âWe used a balanced attacking game and scrappy defense to keep the upper hand,â said coach Mel Joseph. âWe played with determination in games one and two.â Lone Pine won the first two sets, 25-18 and 25-21.
The Eagles fell back on their heels in game three, losing to the Bobcats 19-25.
One hundred sure-footed, long-eared equines are hitched up and lined up along Aberdeen Station Road â across the highway from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Aqueduct Intake â in anticipation of a 240-mile journey to Southern California.
LADWP and City of L.A. officials were on hand for a plaque ceremony that memorializes the opening of the Intake and the L.A. Aqueduct in February, 1913.
âWe believe the freedom and exhilaration of outdoor challenges changes lives. No one should be left behind simply because of a disability.â Â
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The American Legion will be banding together with Carlâs Jr. to raise funds in support of Wounded Warrior Project athletes who will be attending the upcoming Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra winter event.
One hundred mules will step out in formation on Friday, Oct. 18 to start a 240-mile journey alongside the Los Angeles Aqueduct that will take them from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles in about 27 days to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the completion of the Aqueduct.