SCE Solar energy Class
Southern California Edison (SCE) will host a free class for residential customers considering purchasing a solar electric generating system for their homes. The class will be Monday, May 16, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Lee Vining Community Center, 296 Mattly Ave.
The California Solar Initiative (CSI) offers rebates to customers of the state’s major investor-owned utilities — SCE, Pacific Gas and Electric and San Diego Gas & Electric — who install solar equipment at their homes or businesses.
Customers will learn solar energy basics, the benefits of installing a solar energy system, financial incentives available through the CSI program, and tax credits and financial models that can help reduce costs.
The 90-minute, nontechnical and easy-to-understand class is free, but require registration because space is limited. To register or get more information, visit www.sce.com/solartraining or call 866.970.9221.
You can help out “Team Leslie”
On Feb. 23, Mammoth resident Leslie Jackson, 26, suffered a stroke in her apartment. She was airlifted to Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev., after being alone for 30 hours. She is an employee of Hyde Lounge Mammoth, Unbound Terrain Park, and most recently The Yodler. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2007 and was just accepted to start Dental Hygiene School this upcoming fall in her hometown of Fresno.
Described as extremely smart, kind, and energetic, she’s been active in water polo, snowboarding, roller derby, and song and dance. The stroke reportedly came as a surprise, given that all her arterial ultrasounds, cardio tests, and toxicology reports came back clean. The first several days after her stroke, she could only speak about 3 words. The entire right side of her body was paralyzed and she could not swallow. Leslie has since progressed enough that she’s now in her hometown of Fresno at a Stroke Rehab Center, a division of CRMC, but needs help covering medical bills totaling $153,000. Leslie was not insured at the time of her stroke.
A fundraiser is planned at Hyde Lounge in the Village on Saturday, May 14. Check her donation website out – it has her whole story. http://lesliejacksonfund.tumblr.com.
Crowley Lake chipper day
The Long Valley Fire Dept and County Service Area 1 (CSA 1) are sponsoring a Chipper Day, which is scheduled to be held in the Crowley Lake Community Center parking lot on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Mammoth Lakes Fire Department will be assisting with the chipper. Any down limbs up to 12 inches in diameter will be accepted. All debris must be clean and free of dirt and rocks to be accepted for the chipper, all loads will be inspected.
This service is provided free of charge to help the community clean up trees, limbs, and vegetation that has been damaged due to the heavy storms and snowfall from this past winter.
Donations of cookies and cool drinks for the volunteers gratefully accepted.
PH395 kids workshop
Playhouse 395 is now taking applications for its Summer Children’s Theatre Workshop. The series will have two sessions: June 20-July 1 and July 11-22. Both sessions meet at the Bishop High School Auditorium. Kids ages 7 to 13 learn about set design, costumes, make up, publicity, and acting. At the end of each session, they will be onstage performing “Willy Wonka Kids.” Registration: $260/child on or before Friday, May 13 (each additional child is $230). After May 13, it’s $285. Download an application at www.playhouse395.com or call 760.920.9100.