â¢ 44 BC â Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.
â¢ 1493 â Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
â¢ 1820 â Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
â¢ 1916 â President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
â¢ 1945 â World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
When traveling through the Death Valley area consider visiting China Ranch, near Tecopa California. China Ranch is a family owned and operated small farm, a lush piece of greenery amidst the forbidding Mojave Desert near Southern Death Valley. Imagine towering cottonwoods and willows by a wandering stream, date palms and abundant wildlife, all hidden away in some of the most spectacular scenery the desert has to offer.
Blake Whiteside of Bishop accompanied his mother, Laura, to last weekend's Community Sale in support of the Round Fire Victims. Though too young to make any purchases himself, Blake was very interested in the sale, picking out some young boys clothes, and trying to pick out a new lunch box.
The Big Pine Warriors baseball and softball teams, fresh off their warm-up with Lone Pine on Monday, will be seeing double the action tomorrow.
The Mammoth Huskies come to town for a double-header Friday. Both teams are scheduled to play at 1 p.m. and then again at 3.
Tuesday, March 10
The City of Bishop will be hosting a mandatory adult softball managers meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 301 W. Line St. Teams are asked to send one representative only. For more information, call the Community Services Department at (760) 873-5863.
Wednesday, March 11
Free Chili Supper
Grace Lutheran Church, 711 N. Fowler, will be serving chili and other food every Wednesday at 6 p.m. An optional worship service will follow at 7. All are welcome. For more information, call Pat at the church office at (760) 872-9791.
The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department quelled a small brush fire that broke out west of town at about 3 p.m. Monday.
As of 3:45 p.m., crews remained on the scene to ensure that the blaze did not re-ignite, but it appears the fire is out at less than one acre.
(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50
Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.
(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59