January 15th, 2013
Sterling ‘Steve’ H. McCaughan
Betty Jane Smythe
With the 100-year anniversary of the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct looming, a filmmaker is asking for help in her effort to tell an untold portion of the Owens Valley water wars.
Jenna Cavelle has been working on her documentary, âPAYA: The Untold Story of the L.A.-Owens Valley Water Warâ for the past year-and-a-half, and recently launched a Kick Starter page to help raise the funds needed to complete the project by its proposed release date this summer. âPayaâ is the Paiute word for âwater.â
A local family is feeling the power of prayer, as well as that of financial support, during a harrowing chapter in their young daughterâs life.
Heather and Mike Gehringerâs 16-month-old daughter, Gianna Joy was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness in December. In the weeks that followed, as young Gia began expensive medical treatments, the community â locally and globally â has rallied behind the couple and their daughter.
Itâs been a little more than a month since the probability was discussed of an early and bad flu season. Well, it is now happening.
Across the country, influenza activity continues its sharp rise, with reports of influenza-like-illness nearing what have been peak levels during moderately severe seasons. So far, there is no peak in sight, and this is predicted to be the worst flu season in decades.
Velma Joyce Kelso
Robert J. (Jim) Heavener
Frederick Clifton Patterson
Sally Mae Crawford
Marvin David Tetrick