Archive - Jan 10, 2014 - News Article
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 âpersonal reasons.â
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 â 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 customerâs bank accounts.
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.
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 Artistâs 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.
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 âEventideâ 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 âEventideâ at each of the 14 free Community Reads events to be held from Jan. 14 through March 8.