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December 4th

Leasing begins at Cottonwood Plaza

December 4, 2013

As construction crews continue renovating Cottonwood Plaza, property managers are getting a jump on advertising for potential tenants.
A sign was recently posted at Cottonwood, located at the intersection of Main and Yaney streets, stating that the shopping center should be open by spring 2014.
The advertisement directs potential lessees to the website www.cottonwoodplaza.com, where interested parties will find lease applications, a site study and market study.

No. 1 tip for deterring criminals? Lock your doors

December 4, 2013

A few days before the Thanksgiving holiday, Sheriff Bill Lutze gave grateful residents and business owners the gift of renewed peace of mind when it comes to protecting their property from theft.
At a meeting of the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 25, Lutze summarized the types of theft cases being seen in Southern Inyo and offered advice on how to avoid falling victim to thieves.

December 2nd

PD to stop dispatching for Symons Ambulance?

December 2, 2013

Local leaders are scheduled to meet next week to discuss the future of ambulance services in Bishop following a reported breakdown in negotiations between the Bishop Police Department and Symons Emergency Specialties.
Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter announced Friday that he will be asking the Bishop City Council at its Monday, Dec. 9 meeting to consider discontinuing providing dispatch service to Symons, effective Jan. 1.

Explore the colors of galaxies

December 2, 2013

Residents and visitors are invited to attend the final broadcast in the Owens Valley Radio Observatory and Cerro Coso Community College’s popular “Explore Your Universe” fall lecture series.
The series, featuring talks by prominent astronomers sharing their research and discoveries, concludes at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 5, when Dr. Maureen Teyssier presents “The Many Colors of Galaxies.”

Christmas coming to Bishop

December 2, 2013

This Christmas season, the community of Bishop will be celebrating “Miracles on Main Street” and honoring young cancer survivor Gia Joy Gehringer, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer almost exactly one year ago.
Gehringer will serve as grand marshal of this year’s Bishop Christmas Parade and the Salvation Army has planned a candle-light vigil in honor of her and all children suffering from major illnesses at the Bishop Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony this Friday.

November 27th

LADWP working to fix billing issues

November 27, 2013

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power recently replaced its 39-year old Customer Information System on Sept. 2 and is currently working to iron out some of the bugs in the new system.
As tech crews work to solve problems with the system, the LADWP is asking its customers to be patient.

Annual Audubon event features dinner, bird talk

November 27, 2013

Eastern Sierra Audubon Society is presenting the opportunity next week to enjoy an intimate candlelight dinner with 30 or so fellow residents while hearing one of the foremost local birding authorities discuss the Owens Lake.
Anyone with an interest in birds and birding is invited to the group’s annual potluck candlelight dinner and program, set to begin at 6 p.m. at the White Mountain Research Station, 3000 E. Line St., Bishop.

CalFire inmate crews: Inyo’s behind-the-scenes helpers

November 27, 2013

At Owens Valley’s Conservation Camp, more than 100 non-violent state inmates live and train as firefighters each year. But what many don’t know, is how those inmates help enhance local communities while they’re here.
In addition to fighting wildfires across the state, the five crews from the Owens Valley Conservation Camp handle vegetation management work, general clean-up, construction projects and repairs at a number of locations throughout the county, including at local schools, the Tri-County Fairgrounds and county-operated campgrounds and parks.

Council hears 2nd annual State of the City reports

November 27, 2013

In the City of Bishop’s second annual State of the City address before City Council on Nov. 12, city staff gave extensive, overall optimistic reports of the city’s accomplishments over the last year.
City Administrator Keith Caldwell expressed gratitude for the opportunity to present the achievements of Bishop’s “outstanding” 38-employee staff and the “wonderful things” they do on a daily basis.

Pursuing new horizons

November 27, 2013

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra’s Summer Cycling Group started the summer of 2013 with the “Six Million Dollar Man”-esque goals of making themselves “better, stronger, faster.” By the end of the season’s last ride on Oct. 30, the cyclists who make up the group had achieved these goals and more.

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