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Free computer and internet training for seniors

Press release If you are uncomfortable using computers and technology, Desert Mountain RC&DC will resume its successful free basic training on Windows 10 PCs and Apple iPads at the Bishop Senior Citizen Center, located at 506 Park Street (Back of Bishop City Park) on Mondays and Wednesdays. The free 5-weeks of training are made possible […]

 
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Free computer classes returning to Bishop Senior Center

Press release The popular, free computer classes for seniors are returning to the Bishop Senior Center on Wednesdays, beginning February 21 for 5-weeks from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The five-week sessions are funded by the Margaret Pillsbury Foundation through a generous grant awarded to the Desert Mountain Research, Conservation and Development Corporation. Future classes […]

 
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Let’s beware of ‘porch pirates’

By Charles James It should come as no surprise to anyone that the frenzied buying that takes place during the Christmas season is also accompanied by an increase in theft. And with the booming online gift ordering business, many packaged gifts that are delivered right to the front doors of customers’ homes are now prime […]

 
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Buying a laptop for under $500

By Charles James Christmas is the big season for giving and receiving consumer electronics as gifts. Laptop computers are especially popular. They don’t have to be expensive, especially laptops with the world’s most popular operating system, Microsoft Windows. It is estimated that 90-plus percent of the world’s computers run on some version of Windows. There are […]

 
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Manzanar Pilgrimage theme: ‘Never Again, to Anyone, Anywhere’

By Charles James There was a record-breaking attendance at this year’s 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. Over 2,000 visitors attended the Pilgrimage held on the weekend of April 29 and 30. With this year being the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Roosevelt which resulted in the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans and […]

 
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Be smart with your smartphone costs

By Charles James A smartphone may not be the best choice for many consumers based on need and affordability, but the fact is, smartphones are the most popular type of cell phone sold today. Smartphone sales overtook feature phone (aka, “dumbphone”) sales back in 2013 and are now 80% of the market share…and rising. It’s […]

 
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Free senior computer classes begin next week

Press release FREE BISHOP SENIOR’S COMPUTER HELP Free weekly Computer and Internet Safety help for seniors is being offered on Mondays and Wednesdays for 5-weeks beginning February 6 through March 13 at the Bishop Senior Center located at 506 Park Avenue. Beginner-level classes are from 3-4:30 p.m. and Advanced Beginner-level from 5-6:30 p.m. Help for […]

 
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Prudence Carr gets individual attention from computer class instructor Charles James

Free computer and internet classes begin again today

Press release Free weekly computer and Internet classes are being offered at the Bishop Senior Center at 506 Park Street in Bishop on Mondays for iPads/Android tablets and on Wednesdays for Windows laptops. Classes begin today, October 17, 2016, and will continue for 5 weeks. Basic Beginner-level class is from 3-4:30 p.m. and Advanced Beginner/Intermediate-level […]

 
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Free computer and internet classes for seniors return

Press release They’re back! The popular, free weekly computer and Internet classes are returning to the Bishop Senior Center on Mondays and at the Bishop Public Library on Wednesdays. Dozens of local seniors and residents over the past year-and-a-half have joined in the five-week sessions funded by the Margaret Pillsbury Foundation through a generous grant […]

 
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Prudence Carr gets individual attention from computer class instructor Charles James

Class for internet basics available

By Deb Murphy The population of any community can be divided into three groups: those who can’t imagine life without their devices; those who put up with electronics for business reasons and those who look on electronics with a mixture of fear and loathing. If you fit in the latter group, it might be time […]

 
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An appreciation: Rod Taylor

By Charles James The Australian film and television actor Rod Taylor passed away on January 8, three days shy of his 85th birthday. He is best remembered by many of us (of a certain age) from his movies, The Time Machine and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, among others. Taylor’s last film, in 2009, was Inglorious […]

 
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