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August 16th, 2012

A first in city’s 109-year history

August 16, 2012

City leaders witnessed history Monday evening when Hindu Statesman Rajan Zed delivered the first Hindu invocation in the city’s 109-year history.
Just one month after the council approved a resolution updating city guidelines for invocations to ensure that it can continue the long-held tradition without endorsing any one religion, Zed delivered a Hindu invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures at the start of the City Council meeting. As he read the Sanskrit invocation, Zed paused occasionally to translate the prayer.

August 14th

Forest Service asks: ‘How are we doing?’

August 14, 2012

As crews from the Inyo National Forest implement the controversial Travel Management Decision, they are asking residents to check and double-check their work.
As part of the Travel Management ruling, Forest Service personnel have been at work this summer closing routes that were not included in the Inyo National Forests’s system of roads, and rehabilitating the roads that were.

Mono fire at 13,500 acres

August 14, 2012

More than 500 firefighters were battling a wildfire yesterday that had scorched 13,500 acres near Mono Lake.
As of Monday morning, those firefighters looked to be gaining a cautious upper hand on the Indian Fire, which was reported to be 70 percent contained.
According to the U.S. Forest Service, the fire broke out southeast of Mono Lake, north of State Route 120 around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. The fire was started by a lightning strike during summer thunderstorms in the area.

Indy’s Pines Cafe as tourist attraction?

August 14, 2012

Independence resident Jack Pound proposed a plan for the old Pines Cafe to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday in hopes of ensuring the building is not demolished. His goal is to prevent yet another vacant lot on Edwards Street (U.S. 395) in the county seat.
Pound said he would like to see the county team up with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which owns the building and property, to transform the long-closed, boarded-up restaurant into a new visitor center and museum.

August 13th

Eva Bell

August 13, 2012

 

Eva Bell

1917-2012

 

Linda Ann Fields

August 13, 2012

 

Linda Ann Fields

1952-2012

 

Dorothy Louise Buff

August 13, 2012

 

Dorothy Louise Buff

1942-2012

 

Jim Brock

August 13, 2012

 

Jim Brock

1924-2012

 

Prescription drug addiction at epidemic proportions

August 13, 2012

 

 

Over the course of two days, residents and local healthcare providers got a dose of reality about the prescription narcotic drug addiction epidemic facing the nation – and that – includes Eastern Sierra communities. 

State attempting double taxation?

August 13, 2012

Local leaders are protesting what they are calling double taxation of citizens as state legislators implement an annual fee on homeowners to help pay for fire prevention efforts on state-managed lands.
Last week, Governor Jerry Brown approved a controversial bill that will allow Calfire to collect a $150 fee from homeowners in state fire responsibility areas.
Bishop Fire Chief Ray Seguine said most of Inyo and Mono counties are considered State Responsibility Areas, and will be subject to the tax. The only areas that are not SRAs are incorporated cities and towns.

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