January 15th, 2013
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is getting a technological upgrade that aims to reduce wait times for riders and improve efficiency for drivers and dispatchers.
ESTA recently purchased computerized scheduling and dispatch software, called RouteMatch, for its Bishop Dial-a-Ride buses.
The $50,000 RouteMatch system, funded completely through state and federal transit grants, will provide an electronic tablet for each driver. Software on the portable computers will give ESTA dispatchers the real-time GPS locations of individual drivers each time a customer calls requesting a pick-up.
In a classic incident of the ripple effect on the pond of human life, a local man decided to turn his grief into gain for local library, giving it a facelift one book and one shelf at a time.
During a challenging time in his life, Richard Kizer turned to helping others and the Bishop branch of the Inyo County Free Library became the beneficiary of that philanthropic diversion, resulting in what library staff call a dramatically improved, reorganized, refurbished facility.
Marvin David Tetrick
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