Fire officials continue to interview witnesses and investigate the origin and path of the Center Fire in Big Pine, hoping to release a final report on their findings in the near future.
According to Lead CalFire Investigator Bart Chambers, â€śeverything plays into our investigation, we have to get statements from witnesses, from the first responders on scene, look at the burn indicatorsâ€ť and compile all that information into one coherent report.
The Bishop City Council was busy at its regular meeting on Monday with awards, presentations and department head reports.
The cityâ€™s elected leaders started the meeting off with a presentation of its Quarterly Council Citizen Award to Leland Campbell, affectionately known the â€śSierra Street Waver.â€ť Campbell can be seen most days sitting on a scooter at the corner of Sierra and Main streets with his dog, â€śKing,â€ť waving and smiling at every passing motorist.
From its humble and passionate beginnings in 1969, the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage has become more than just a way to honor those who were interned at the camp. It has also become a way to honor those who continue to fight for reparations and civil rights, and those who are committed to preserving the memory of the World War II Japanese internment camps that serve as an example of how fragile civil rights in America are.