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April 9th, 2012
Inyo County is facing a lawsuit associated with allegations that District Attorney Art Maillet wrongfully terminated his assistant without providing the proper employee reviews or explanations.
Attorney Will Richmond was hired as a temporary Assistant District Attorney on Oct. 5, 2010 before being brought on full-time as the Assistant D.A. on Jan. 1, 2011.
A mandatory commercial recycling law, seeking to reduce Californiaâs solid waste by 75 percent through source reduction, recycling and composting, will change the way businesses and residents take out their trash.
In order to help business- and multifamily dwelling-owners comply with the new law, Sierra Conservation Project is offering a free start-up recycling program. Inyo County Integrated Waste Management is offering education, outreach and information as part of mandates of Assembly Bill 341, which spawned the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law.
In what has been described as an experience rarer than walking on the moon, residents reported witnessing an earthquake-related âtsunamiâ at the isolated Devils Hole area of Death Valley National Park.
According to the National Park Service, on March 20, Devils Hole was jolted by the shockwaves from a large-scale earthquake that took place in Oaxaca, Mexico. Devils Hole is located in the Amargosa Valley in Nevada.
Mule Days event organizers announced Tuesday that concert headliner Terri Clark has cancelled her May 24 appearance at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.
âItâs our understanding Ms. Clark cancelled four West Coast appearances in May, including ours, due to scheduling conflicts,â Barbara Laughon, Bishop Mule Days spokesman, said. âWhile naturally this is a disappointment, we are in talks with another nationally-recognized vocalist who is willing to step in at this late date.â
Phase one of the Warren Street Improvements project â conceived to functionally and aesthetically rejuvenate and expand Bishopâs commercial district â is under way and City of Bishop Public Works Department is actively soliciting public input.
Two separate fires in Big Pine Saturday destroyed two separate homes, one on Hill Street and a second at the end of West Street in an area known as Indian Camp.
According to Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Marzano, Big Pine firefighters were just mopping up after the home fire on Hill Street when the call came in at about 4:30 p.m. for a second structure fire on West Street.
Officials with CalFire are looking into the cause of the structure fire at Indian Camp although no foul play is suspected, according to the chief.
A Big Pine resident is being hailed as a hero after noticing smoke coming from a neighborâs house and breaking down the door to wake the sleeping occupants.
According to the Inyo County Sheriffâs Department, Galen and Veronica Moore, of 994 Bowers St. in Big Pine, saw black smoke rising from their neighborâs home at 994 Hill St. Saturday morning.
âAs Galen ran up to the residence he could see flames on the east side of the residence,â the press release states. âGalen attempted to open the front door but the door handle was too hot.â
City leaders are teaming up with the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action to apply for state funds to tear down and rebuild a senior living facility that has been in operation since the 1940s.
Last week, the Bishop City Council approved IMACAâs request that the city apply for $1.1 million of state Community Development Block Grant to reconstruct the Valley Apartments on Clarke Street.
In the month of April, the 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness campaign goes local, national and web-wide, moving beyond awareness to place an emphasis on promoting prevention through healthy sexuality.
Sexual abuse is a systemic social issue that has costs in the millions of lives and billions of dollars.
Getting a driverâs license may be longed-for rite of passage for many teenagers, but for 16-year-old Wesley Blum, it is ânot a priority.â
Blum has set his sights high, planning to earn his international pilotâs license by passing the Federal Aviation Administrationâs written, practical and oral tests in 2013.
Blum has come a long way since his first flight with family friend George Batchelder four years ago. While the young man isnât exactly sure when he caught the flying bug, Blum recalled that he âwatched (the movie) âTop Gunâ every single day as a kid.â