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LADWP chief resigns

January 10, 2014

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Chief Ron Nichols submitted his resignation to the L.A. Board of Water and Power Commissioners and City Council Thursday morning, citing “personal reasons.”
General manager of LADWP since January 2011, Nichols has been embroiled in controversy in recent months as the department made a move towards electronic billing – a system that has proven problematic from the get-go, with incorrect utility bills being sent out to thousands of ratepayers and an auto-payment function that took money directly from customer’s bank accounts.

Water table dropping fast in West Bishop

January 10, 2014

When Phil Anaya addressed the Inyo County Water Commission on Jan. 6 about the restoration of water levels in South Lake and Lake Sabrina through this summer, he had no idea the next speaker would add substance to his initiative.

Warm temps and endless attractions await in Death Valley

January 10, 2014

In honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 20, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to its parks and encouraging the public to take advantage of the recreational opportunities available.
The staff at Death Valley National Park welcomes visitors to partake of warm temperatures and sunny skies while they explore popular attractions such as the Badlands and Artist’s Drive.
The latter is famous for its multi-colored claystones from ancient ashfalls, which creates a tapestry of browns, grays and brilliant turquoise woven into the desert landscape.

Community Reads 2014 highlights local ranching legacy

January 10, 2014

Residents and visitors are invited to help launch the sixth annual Community Reads event with a ranch-style chili-cook-off kick-off party this Tuesday in Bishop.
This year, the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Office and Inyo Council for the Arts are promoting “Eventide” by Kent Haruf for Community Reads, which encourages everyone in the community to read the same book and engage in a dialogue about it.
And there will be plenty of opportunity for comments and discussions about “Eventide” at each of the 14 free Community Reads events to be held from Jan. 14 through March 8.

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