Tag Archives | Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action


Help NIH, IMACA help those in need

Press release Northern Inyo Hospital (NIH) and Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA) have teamed up to help Owens Valley families in need. From Nov. 2-23, the hospital will be holding its annual Holiday Food Drive for the benefit of IMACA. NIH employees and patients, as well as the public, are invited to drop […]

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At a special meeting, the IMACA Board voted to "make a change", according to the Board President.

IMACA Board votes to severe ties with executive director

After some weeks of controversy and board meetings, the executive director of Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action, Lynn Bethel, is gone. Asked if Ms. Bethel were fired, IMACA Board President Bill West said, “The Board decided to make a change. Lynn Bethel is no longer an IMACA employee.” West said the board, almost unanimously voted […]

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IMACA Executive Director Lynn Bethel

IMACA drops one garden project, “repairs” relations

Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action works to get food to those who need it, manages low-income housing, the Headstart Pre-school and other programs.  But, it was the expanding garden project that has made news.  IMACA’s Community Services Director, Jane McDonald, spearheaded “Planting for Hope” which bloomed into more than a dozen community gardens and produce […]

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IMACA officials fail to respond to concerned citizens

Jane McDonald, the former Community Services Director of Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action, won the admiration and respect of many local citizens through her work to make sure people here have enough to eat.  She spearheaded the “Planting for Hope” program that taught hundreds of low income families how to grow their own food. She […]

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Woodstove, fireplace replacement program

Earlier this year, the Air Pollution Control District successfully negotiated with the Department of Water and Power to secure $5.6 million from Los Angeles to pay for clean air projects to offset some of the serious dust pollution from the Owens Dry Lake.  APCD also continues with dry lake clean-up enforcement against DWP, and one […]

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