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Metabolic Studio to host 100 conversations about water

February 8, 2013


The Metabolic Studio IOU Garden will host “100 Conversations About Water” as a commemorative action during the centenary of the L.A. Aqueduct. Nov. 5 marks one hundred years since the opening of the L.A. Aqueduct.

Conversation Number One:  What Do Seeds have in Common with Water? 

Discuss issues around GMO Seeds, the Commons, and How we can Protect our Food Sources, Saturday, Feb.16 at 10 a.m., Metabolic Studio IOU Garden, Main St. at Willow in Lone Pine.

Wilbrecht out as Town Manager

February 8, 2013


Cites health issues; Marysheva-Martinez new boss

The axe fell on Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht Wednesday evening in circumstances cloaked in mystery.

Following a closed Town Council meeting that followed its regularly scheduled Feb. 6 meeting, the town announced that Wilbrecht resigned his position, but offered no explanation as to the reasons why the former Mono County Administrative Officer and Mammoth Parks director quit.

Mammoth, LADWP may be near settlement over water rights issue

February 8, 2013


Agreement could end litigation threat

After months of wrangling, a solution to the recent water war between Mammoth’s municipal water district and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power may be at hand—and perhaps as soon as Feb. 14.

Police to expand ‘reserve’ program

February 8, 2013


Two officers are ready immediately

In the wake of budget cuts that left the Mammoth Lakes Police Department shorthanded, MLPD Dan Watson said he is moving ahead on establishing a reserve program.

Two top reserves are ready to go, he said at the Town Council meeting Wednesday, Feb. 6. One of them, retired Sergeant Karen Smart, is familiar to longtime Mammoth residents and visitors.

Court denies LADWP’s request to dismiss Owens Dry Lake lawsuit

February 8, 2013


In another blow to the City of Los Angeles’ attempt to cut costs and avoid more dust mitigation on the Owens Dry Lake, on Feb.5, the Kern County Superior Court denied the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s request to dismiss the lawsuit.

It was filed for repeated violations of orders issued by both the court and the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District.

Verizon’s request for broadband service extension denied

February 8, 2013


The state Public Utilities Commission denied Verizon’s recent request for a three-month extension in providing high-speed broadband capacity to Swall Meadows and Crowley Lake.

The communications company was under an order to provide service to the small, hard-to-serve communities, after it violated a Scenic Highway regulation requiring a waiver if cables were not buried along the highway.

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