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TreePeople founder and president, Andy Lipkis

TreePeople President to speak on less water use in LA

Since 1973, a Los Angeles organization called TreePeople has focused on growing trees in southern California. People in the Owens Valley have pointed out that Owens Valley water grows trees in LA while trees here have withered and died from water diversions and groundwater pumping. Now, the founder of TreePeople wants to address Owens Valley […]

 
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Bureaucrat Beat: OV water for swimming pools, Tux and the guys, and come on, Mr. Mayor

From city halls to county courthouses, from the State house to the White House – bureaucrats control our lives.  Public servants who often try to become our masters.  People whose salaries we pay, but what goods and services do we get?  On Sierra Wave’s Bureaucrat Beat, we’ll report what they’re up to.”  That’s the Bureaucrat […]

 
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Letter to the editor: “Love ’em and leave ’em”

Love ’em and Leave ’em by Daniel Pritchett, Bishop Los Angeles’ conquest of Owens Valley was famously compared to rape by Morrow Mayo in 1932. In 2006, LA Water and Power Commissioner Mary Nichols compared the Owens Valley-LA relationship to a troubled marriage. I suggest “seduction” is the best way to understand Owens Lake Master […]

 
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LA looks at tax hikes, what about Mammoth?

LA looks at tax hikes, what about Mammoth?

While the Town of Mammoth Lakes struggles over a kind of surgical reduction of its government structure, the city of most of Mammoth’s customers – Los Angeles – prepares four possible tax hike measures for the March ballot. After Town of Mammoth officials called for severe cuts in the police department and other employee and […]

 
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Bureaucrat Beat: Tree killers, 47%, and Grateful Dead

“From city halls to county courthouses, from the State house to the White House – bureaucrats control our lives.  Public servants who often try to become our masters.  People whose salaries we pay, but what goods and services do we get?  On Sierra Wave’s Bureaucrat Beat, we’ll report what they’re up to.”  That’s the Bureaucrat […]

 
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Perennial water issue drags on

Public interest has waned hugely, and the Inyo Supervisors still scold those people who do criticize the water issue that drags on with the key question still unresolved – when and how do officials turn off Los Angles pumps to protect the environment.  This issue was slated to come up again at an Inyo-LA Standing […]

 
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