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June 1, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke, Los Angeles Times
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Saturday morning 27 miles from Lone Pine, Calif., in Inyo County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:06 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of one-tenth of a mile. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 42 miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., 62 miles from Porterville, Calif., 65 miles from Lindsay, Calif., and 226 miles from Carson City, Nev. In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
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March 12, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck Inyo County on Wednesday evening. The quake was recorded at 7:11 p.m. and was centered about 39 miles north of Ridgecrest.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, people reported feeling the temblor over a wide area including Mojave, Lompoc, Ridgecrest, Mammoth Lakes and Porterville. There were no immediate reports of damage. ALSO: High lead levels have Eastside family living in fear Navy ship nearly crosses paths with migrating gray whales Manson family killer Davis gets parole grant, but is not free yet
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April 9, 2013 | By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times
BrightSource Energy has suspended its application to build a $2.7-billion solar power plant at Hidden Hills, saying it needed to redesign the Inyo County project and the delay would lead to financial uncertainty. With the project nearing final stages of approval from the California Energy Commission, BrightSource considered adding power storage to the 500-megawatt facility. But doing so would trigger another round of time-consuming and costly engineering and environmental analyses.
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December 25, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
MANZANAR, Calif. - Over the objections of critics, Los Angeles is moving ahead with plans to build a $680-million 200-megawatt solar energy plant within view of this desolate Eastern Sierra site that was a Japanese American internment camp during World War II. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's Southern Owens Valley Solar Project would erect 1 million photovoltaic panels on 1,200 acres it owns roughly 6 miles south of Independence and...
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March 7, 2009 | Louis Sahagun
The Inyo County Planning Commission is expected to vote Wednesday on whether to recommend approval of a permit that would allow a geothermal plant to pump water from an aquifer that is the lifeblood of a 50-year-old hunting club, Little Lake Ranch, and its wetlands along U.S. 395. Coso Operating Co.
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February 29, 2000
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck Monday in the Coso range in Inyo County east of U.S. 395, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The shallow 3:08 p.m. temblor was centered 31 miles north of Ridgecrest and 27 miles east of Olancha. It caused neither damage nor injuries.
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August 27, 1998
Two small earthquakes rattled portions of California on Wednesday: a magnitude 4.1 tremor in a remote desert section of Inyo County 40 miles northeast of Lone Pine and a 3.3 aftershock of the 194 Northridge quake centered a mile northeast of San Fernando. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the Inyo County quake occurred at 8:50 a.m., while the San Fernando Valley aftershock took place at 1:46 p.m. Neither caused any reported damage or injuries.
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November 29, 1996
Caltech seismologists reported 45 earthquakes greater than magnitude 2.0 on Thursday as vigorous seismic activity continued in the Inyo County desert north of Ridgecrest. The strongest quake was magnitude 3.8. Two others were magnitude 3.6. Scientists have warned that there will probably be a large number of aftershocks in coming weeks from Wednesday's moderately strong 5.0 temblor in the Coso Volcanic Range, 30 miles north of Ridgecrest.
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June 1, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke, Los Angeles Times
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Saturday morning 27 miles from Lone Pine, Calif., in Inyo County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:06 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of one-tenth of a mile. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 42 miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., 62 miles from Porterville, Calif., 65 miles from Lindsay, Calif., and 226 miles from Carson City, Nev. In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
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April 9, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
California courts, reeling from years of state budget cuts, are delaying hearings and trials, allowing records to sit unprocessed for months and slashing services at public windows, a judge's committee has reported. The report by the Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee was based on a survey of all presiding judges and prepared for the Judicial Council, the policy-making body for the courts. All but 10 of the state's counties responded to the survey. California's courts have lost about 65% of their general fund support from the state during the last five years, and Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget fails to restore any of the lost revenue.
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April 9, 2013 | By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times
BrightSource Energy has suspended its application to build a $2.7-billion solar power plant at Hidden Hills, saying it needed to redesign the Inyo County project and the delay would lead to financial uncertainty. With the project nearing final stages of approval from the California Energy Commission, BrightSource considered adding power storage to the 500-megawatt facility. But doing so would trigger another round of time-consuming and costly engineering and environmental analyses.
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April 9, 2013 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
California courts, reeling from years of state budget cuts, are delaying hearings and trials, allowing records to sit unprocessed for months and slashing services at public windows, a judge's committee has reported. The report by the Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee was based on a survey of all presiding judges and prepared for the Judicial Council, the policy-making body for the courts. All but 10 of the state's counties responded to the survey. The survey represented the most in-depth look yet of how California courts are faring with less money and suggested that the effect of the cuts is growing.
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November 25, 2012 | By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times
When it comes to attracting business to California's eastern deserts, Inyo County is none too choosy. Since the 19th century the sparsely populated county has worked to attract industries shunned by others, including gold, tungsten and salt mining. The message: Your business may be messy, but if you plan to hire our residents, the welcome mat is out. So the county grew giddy last year as it began to consider hosting a huge, clean industry. BrightSource Energy, developer of the proposed $2.7-billion Hidden Hills solar power plant 230 miles northeast of Los Angeles, promised a bounty of jobs and a windfall in tax receipts.
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June 7, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun
Inyo County has lost a six-year legal battle for control of “Last Chance Road,” an alleged public highway that starts in a desert wash and peters out at several spots halfway up a small hill on Death Valley National Park's northern edge. The county had sought to open the road for public use, but environmentalists had fought to keep it closed. “This is a great ruling for Death Valley National Park and the wildlife that calls it home,” said Ted Zukoski, an attorney with Earthjustice.
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September 21, 2010 | Louis Sahagun
On a cool, crisp morning, Scott Kemp's battered white pickup truck was the only vehicle in sight along a long, narrow lane lined with desert daisies and curious cows on the eastern flanks of jagged, gray Mt. Whitney. The road streaked across the historic Lubken Ranch, a spread that Kemp and his three sisters inherited from their father, Sandy Kemp, after he died in 2004. Against a backdrop of rippling meadows and sagebrush rising up to the Sierra Nevada, the tall, lean cowboy shook his head and said, "It won't be easy leaving this ranch.
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