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Olancha-area man hits cyberspace to oppose Caltrans

An Olancha area property owner has taken cyberspace action to oppose Caltrans’ plans to build a bypass around that area.  Scott Palamar objected strongly to the Caltrans plan to blend two alternatives with no public discussion.  Now, he has created a website for the purpose of fighting the Highway 395 bypass. Palamar has said that […]

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Caltrans director answers to Olancha 4 lane beefs

In response to public criticism of his choice for four-lanes in the Olancha area and his refusal to hold an immediate public workshop, Caltrans Director Tom Hallenbeck points to environmental law and to what he sees as a realistic assessment of costs. Business owners and citizens in Olancha have publicly attacked Hallenbeck for his choice […]

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Citizens upset over Olancha bypass plan

In response to Caltrans’ plans for four lanes through Olancha, the Inyo Supervisors favored widening Highway 395 through the towns, a number of residents did too.  However, Caltrans officials picked a bypass around the small community.  Disgruntled citizens showed up during public comment at the Inyo Supervisors meeting this week. Olancha residents told the Board […]

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Letter to the Editor: Parking police

Summer is here and a lot of us travel north to cooler climes from the Indian Wells Valley.  If you travel through Bishop be forewarned: “there’s a new sheriff in town”.  Akin to the age-old unethical use of speed traps, Bishop has found a way to pad their coffers with at least one version of […]

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