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Owens Lake Helicopter

LADWP collects data with pilot study

– Press release from LADWP LADWP UTILIZING NONINVASIVE STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY TO MAP UNDERGROUND TOPOGRAPHY, PROTECT HABITAT Bishop, CA – Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) hydrologists are utilizing Airborne Electromagnetic Surveying in a pilot study Saturday, July 25, Sunday, July 26 and Monday, July 27 at Owens Lake near Highway 395 to better […]

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Letter: Owens Valley not ‘pristine’

– Letter submitted by Daniel Pritchett “Out, damned spot. Out, I say!” Lady Macbeth’s repeated attempts to wash imaginary blood-stains from her hands and assuage her guilty conscience always come to mind when I see another of DWP’s efforts to sanitize its history. The most recent example was a full-page ad in the June 27 […]

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LADWP proposes 5-year water and power rate ‘action’

– LADWP press release LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has proposed a 5-year water and power rate action that provides funding to accelerate the replacement of aging infrastructure, better protect against drought conditions, and meet water and power supply mandates while improving customer service. The proposed rates are […]

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Lundy  Canyon Trail.  Photo by Alicia Vennos

Fall Color Report

From: John Poimiroo <editor@californiafallcolor.com> Date: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 2:31 PM Subject: California Fall Color Report – 10/2/14 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE General Summary Bishop Creek Canyon in the Eastern Sierra is the place to be in California this week, as the aspen and willows are putting on a spectacular show of red, orange, yellow, […]

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Inyo-Mono water conservation rules

The severe drought in California prompted the State to set down water conservation rules and to require county and city jurisdictions to adopt their own plans. Mammoth Community Water District continues to ask customers to conform to Revised Level 1 Water Restrictions. These rules say even numbered addresses should irrigate on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. […]

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Inyo Supervisors: revised solar development plan

At 1:30pm Tuesday, Inyo Planning officials expected to show the Board of Supervisors and the public a revised Draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment that would be the basis of an EIR. This document is the result of heavily attended public hearings and strong statements from up to 100 people. The general sentiment was too […]

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Prestigious award for Manzanar Garden

  – Press release The Society for History in the Federal Government has presented the 2014 John Wesley Powell Prize for Outstanding Historic Preservation to Manzanar National Historic Site for the restoration of the mess hall garden in Block 12. The award stated that the Manzanar restoration project, which entailed uncovering and restoring the Japanese […]

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Manzanar Pilgrimage photo 2012

45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage this weekend

– Press release Manzanar National Historic Site invites the public to participate in a weekend of special activities surrounding the Manzanar Committee’s 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. Visitors are invited to experience art, music, dance, talks, and more. All events are free. On Friday, April 25, the Friends of Eastern California Museum will host a public […]

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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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Mono Lake protected by State in drought times

As the Owens Valley scrambles for some kind of protection in the apparent drought, Mono Lake protectors have some good news – definite terms in a State Water License for the Department of Water and Power. Geoff McQuilkin, Executive Director of the Mono Lake Committee, said the license spells out that both sides can read […]

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The Red Mountain Fruit Ranch, near Tinemah Creek, circa 1920. Photo courtesy the Eastern California Museum.

The way we were

Local Historians Offer Tour of Valley’s Ranching/Farming History A group of local historians will lead a tour of the Owens Valley’s agricultural landscape on Saturday, Nov. 9, which will inform participants about the history and current status of farming and ranching as it relates to the valley’s economy and cultural heritage. The public is invited […]

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