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February 27th, 2012
A telephone scam preying on residentsâ fears, sympathies and familial instincts has reared its head once again in the Owens Valley.
Commonly known as the âGrandparents Scam,â the scheme appears to be recirculating through the Bishop area, where at least one resident was cheated out of an undisclosed, but substantial amount of money.
According to the Bishop Police Department, the victim had wired the money to an address in Mexico City, where she thought the funds would be used to bail her family member out of jail.
Inyo County took another step this week towards separating its senior programs from Mono Countyâs.
Inyo County Health and Human Services, earlier this week, submitted a letter to the California Department of Aging expressing interest in becoming the designated Area Agency on Aging for Inyo County.
Last year, Inyo County sent a request to Mono County, asking them to pitch more money into the joint program to help cover administrative costs (which Inyo County has traditionally funded).
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is saying it has fulfilled its legal obligation to mitigate impacts of dust blowing off Owens Lake.
In a presentation to Great Basin last week, the LADWP said that it is not solely responsible for dust blowing off the lake and that dust was an issue in the Owens Valley long before the Southern California utility began exporting water from the area.
In short, the LADWP said it believes it has done all it is required to on the lake.
Great Basin Air Pollution Control District Director Ted Schade said the LADWPâs position is ânonsense.â
Owensville RC Club members and their scaled-down dirt-track race cars have a new, permanent home.
The club had been set up temporarily in an area of the Tri-County Fairgrounds designated for 4-H animals while the members worked on approval from the City of Bishop for a spot at the park. After objections were filed by residents near the park, the club withdrew its application and Jim Tatum, CEO of the Tri-County Fairgrounds stepped up with a solution: just under an acre of land on the north end of the fairgrounds, facing North Sierra Highway near the Bishop Veterinary Hospital.
For its first official, full-length theater production, the Writers Actors Guild will be staging an adaptation of one of the most popular and widely praised memoirs of the modern era.
In doing so, WAG hopes “Tuesdays with Morrie” will provide the fledgling collective with both the support and foundation needed to stage future, original productions penned by its members.
Inyo Countyâs Health and Human Services and Probation departments have joined forces to come up with the funds to continue a program that was abandoned by the state three years ago.
Health and Human Services Director Jean Turner said that despite the discontinuation of the state-funded Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention program, the county was able to continue the project through 2012 via a cooperative effort by HHS and Probation.
County leaders have scheduled a short meeting today to discuss personnel matters in the Health and Human Services Department and talk about an upcoming Inyo County-Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Standing Committee gathering.
Todayâs Board of Supervisors meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the County Administrative Center in Independence.
The board will also discuss the countyâs stance on Governor Jerry Brownâs âSchools and Local Public Safety Protection Act.â
Friends, family members and myriad admirers of Jill Kinmont Boothe are offering their final farewells this weekend to the woman whose actions, words and example inspired countless around the globe.
Born Feb. 16, 1936 to Bill Kinmont and June Haines Kinmont, Boothe passed away Feb. 9 at the age of 75 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City, Nev.
City leaders this week backed a plan to help maintain public services while alleviating some of the workload on an understaffed Police Department â all at an expected cost savings to Bishop taxpayers.
Chief Chris Carter earned approval Monday from the City Council to create a new Police Service Technician position out of an existing dispatcher vacancy.
There is only a short time left to experience the extremely popular exhibit of photogravures of Native Americans by Edward S. Curtis at the Eastern California Museum. The last day the exhibit will be shown in its present form will be Wednesday, Feb. 29.
The museum is open all three days of the Presidentâs Day Weekend, which offers locals and visitors a good opportunity to view the Curtis exhibit.