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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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Fruitcake Fever alive and well in Independence

By Charles James If you “love the night life”… and you “gotta’ boogie on the disco ‘round”, oh yeah,” well then you would have really loved the Independence Civic Club’s 10th Annual Fruitcake Festival held last weekend at the American Legion Hall. Despite the craziness, no arrests were reported. This year’s theme, “Saturday Night Fruitcake […]

 
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Bishop City Council candidates’ views

Bishop City Council Candidates’ Forum 2014 – Sierra Wave By Charles James With the election tomorrow, following are excerpts from the Bishop City Council Candidate Forum held on October 9 at the Bishop Senior Center. Approximately 60 prospective voters listened to the five candidates vying for two seats open on the Council. The Forum was […]

 
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Barbecue restaurant review

New Copper Top BBQ Open in Big Pine Restaurant review by Charles James Spare rib anyone? – Adam in the Garden of Eden Delicious barbecue has likely been around ever since humankind discovered fire, but it was the guy or gal that came up with the barbeque sauce that should most likely be credited with […]

 
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Kids Club needs help

This letter from Charles James of Health Communities Southern Inyo points to a meeting Tuesday at 6:30pm at the Independence Kids Club: At Healthy Communities’ board meeting yesterday we discussed funding issues for the Kids Club in Independence. There was concern over the expenses which have been over and above the funding provided by the […]

 
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