Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcettiâ€™s office announced Friday that the City of Los Angeles and Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District have reached an agreement regarding dust mitigation work on Owens Lake.
Currently, the LADWP uses about 25 billion gallons of water annually and has spent $1.3 billion since 2000 to control dust at Owens Lake. That is the equivalent of nearly two months out of every Los Angeles ratepayerâ€™s annual water bill is spent on Owens Lake dust mitigation, including the cost of replacing the water used there.
Despite protests from audience members and the threat of a lawsuit, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors gave its stamp of approval to an environmental analysis and General Plan amendment that pave the way for a solar project in Southern Inyo.
After lengthy discussion, the board certified a Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for the Munro Valley Solar Project as presented by the Planning Commission, which essentially greenlights the project pending results of an archeological review.
The Bishop City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the Bishop Tourism Improvement District, which will levy a 2 percent tax on local hotels and motels to help attract more tourists to the area.
The City of Bishop will collect the tax and hand the revenue, an estimated $296,000 each year, over to the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. The Chamber board will decide how to spend the money, but the majority must be spent on sales and marketing.
Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak explains why the 11th ranked Bruins deserve more consideration from the College Football Playoff Committee.
Inyo County and ICARE of the Eastern Sierra are inviting the community to head to Big Pine Friday morning to help celebrate the completion of a multi-year campaign to build a new animal shelter.
The county and ICARE will host a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new shelter, located on County Road in Big Pine.
The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and refreshments will be served.
There is a new public venue in Bishop that offers writing, arts and crafts and other classes Ââ€“ no experience required â€“ as well as space for events.
Last month, veteran writer/actor/educator Eva Poole-Gilson opened the doors of The Imagination Lab, a space for classes, workshops, parties, performances, meetings and events. It also houses a speech therapy and a tutoring business. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Cleveland (6-3) 24 @
Cincinnati (5-3-1) 3
The Battle of Ohio had some playoff implications for the first time in
years. Cleveland took sole possession of first place in the AFC North after a dominating victory over Cincinnati. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton had the worst performance of his career as he went 10-33 for 86 yards and 3 interceptions. This resulted in a quarterback rating of 2. As for Cleveland, this marks the latest in the season they have been in first place since 1994.
Arizona (8-1) 31 vs
St. Louis (3-6) 14
It was 10 years ago today that the community unveiled a long-planned memorial to one of the nationâ€™s bravest soldiers: Kern W. Hudson Dunagan, a Bishop graduate whose heroism in the Vietnam War earned him the Medal of Honor.
The Inyo County Planning Commission has reviewed the Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Adventure Trails pilot project and forwarded the document on to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors for a final decision next month.
The Planning Commission made no formal recommendation to the board, but did accept comments from dozens of residents and visitors who either attended last weekâ€™s Planning Commission meeting, or submitted comment letters to be entered into the record.