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January 24th, 2012

Budget cuts may cut DV students off from school

January 24, 2012

The latest idea to trim the budget presented by the state’s elected leaders is to cut transportation funding to schools. The cuts amount to half the transportation budget for all California schools.
According to opponents of the move, the transportation cuts not only make it tough for students to get an education, but to learn social skills and that connection to the outside world that school provides but which cannot be taught via a computer.

Rehab project fueled by volunteer spirit

January 24, 2012

Rehabilitation at Buckley Ponds east of Bishop is nearing completion thanks to the work put in by dozens of volunteers.
Organizers Dick Noles and Dale Comontofski said the goal of the Buckley Ponds project is to eliminate years’ worth of tule growth to provide a healthier fish and water fowl habitat.
Buckley Ponds is a group of bodies of water, and the volunteers are tackling one at a time.
Work on the restoration project began with Pond No. 3 back in December when the Los Angeles of Water and Power diverted water from the ponds, allowing crews to burn the existing tule growth.

January 19th

Samuel Wayne Vega, Sr.

January 19, 2012

Samuel Wayne Vega, Sr.
1955-2012

Wayne was born in Porterville on Feb. 17, 1955 and he passed away Jan. 15, 2012 at his home.

Rex Frank Reid

January 19, 2012

Rex Frank Reid
1923-2012

Rex was born Aug. 7, 1923 in Mammoth, Utah to Thomas and June Reid. He passed away Jan. 13, 2012 in Bishop. He was 88.

George Erbeck

January 19, 2012

George Erbeck
1926-2012

George Erbeck passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 in Bishop. He was born Feb. 14, 1926 in New Jersey.

Hoofing it for Hospice

January 19, 2012

A British man, out for a stroll, stopped in Inyo County this week to spread his message about the benefits of Hospice.
Colin Skinner of Deal, England has been traversing the United States and stopping at Hospices along the way, collecting donations for the organizations and leaving in his wake smiles and good cheer.
This is Skinner’s second trek across America for Hospice; his first took place in 1988-89. Skinner has also walked across Britain twice, clocking in more than 12,000 miles of walking for the cause.

Upcoming book giveaway will encourage literacy

January 19, 2012

It may sound too good to be true, but residents are being offered the chance to give away free books. The idea, according to organizers, is to offer books to people who might not read often.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, known as UNESCO, is sponsoring World Book Day and World Book Night on April 23.
The deadline to register to give away free books is Feb. 1.
UNESCO has a list of 30 books to choose from. To register, go to the World Book Night website, www.us.worldbooknight.org/, and indicate first, second and third choice titles from the list.

Parents put on alert after Sunday incident

January 19, 2012

Local law enforcement officials are on the look-out for a suspicious individual that was reportedly taking photographs of young children playing at Owens Valley School Sunday, Jan. 15.
According to Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Carma Roper, the department received a report Tuesday of an adult male in a white pick-up truck taking photos of the children.
Roper said the report came from a parent of one of the children and deputies do not currently have a description of the man, or license plate number for the vehicle.

January 17th

Holly Crystal Holland

January 17, 2012

Holly Crystal Holland
1938-2012

Holly Crystal Moldenhauer was born and raised in North Hollywood. She attended Lutheran Sunday School and confirmation classes and was a proud member of Camp Fire Girls and Jobs Daughters. While learning tap and ballet, Holly also performed as a movie industry extra.

Elisa Kay Hernandez

January 17, 2012

Elisa Kay Hernandez
1962-2012

Private funeral services for 30-year Yucaipa resident Elisa Kay Hernandez will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at Woodman Cemetery in Big Pine.
Born March 19, 1962 in Lancaster, Elisa passed away Jan. 4, 2012. She was 49.
Elisa was preceded in death by her father, Manuel Hernandez; grandmother, Anona Harvier; and brother, William Oscar Warlie.

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