Community members, students and school administrators gathered at Big Pine School last week to celebrate the completion of a long-awaited solar project that will cut utility costs at the school and allow the district to protect a part of Big Pine‚Äôs history.
To preserve ‚Äúthe heart‚ÄĚ of its community, Big Pine Unified School District will create a fund to maintain the district‚Äôs nearly 100-year-old Big Pine High School building with savings from SolarCity‚Äôs installation of more than 800 solar panels on the district‚Äôs new parking lot shade structures.
The hub of the wheel that is city hall will soon be replaced when the current city clerk retires at the end of the month.
Executive Secretary/Assistant City Clerk Denise Gillespie‚Äôs official title gives some indication of the extensiveness her duties. She has executed them so deftly for the last 15 years that Public Works Director David Grah said, ‚ÄúShe‚Äôs been the heart of the city.‚ÄĚ