January 19th, 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 Skinnerâs 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.
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.
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 Sheriffâs 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.
Holly Crystal Holland
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
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.
De La Riva
Robert R. De La Riva, of Pahrump, Nev., passed away Jan. 8, 2012. He was 77.
Itâs time to get in touch with the vertical world this spring while reading the latest Community Reads project for Inyo County, âBetween a Rock and a Hard Place,â by Aron Ralston.
The book chronicles Ralstonâs unintended five-day stay in a canyon in Utah after slipping and getting his arm wedged beneath a giant boulder in 2003. Ralston, knowing he would die if he did not escape his rocky captor, made the eventual decision to amputate his arm with a Leathermanâs utility tool and walk back to civilization.
For an unknown reason, Southern California Edison is delaying the connection of multiple solar projects to the stateâs grid, including those at Death Valley and Mono Lake.
Multiple solar projects have been installed at dozens of state parks and recreation areas as part of federal mandates to be more energy-efficient. And although most have been approved and accepted with other utilities, SCE has more than two dozen systems waiting to go on the grid â some for as long as three years.
County leaders will be getting off to an early start this morning for this weekâs meeting of the Inyo County Board of Supervisors.
The board will convene at 8 a.m. for public comment before adjourning to closed session to discuss the appointment of a new Public Works Director and enter into wage and benefits negotiations with the candidate.
The board will reconvene in open session at approximately 10 a.m. to take up the regular agenda.
Polly Hankins, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Bishop Care Center. Polly was born in Los Angeles in 1919, the daughter of the late Frederick and Mabel Springer. They moved to the Owens Valley