Christmas Concert at First United Methodist Church

25th annual Christmas Concert at the Bishop United Methodist Church, 205 North Fowler Street, Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.Chancel Choir and Hosanna Handbells will perform.  Concert is free. Donations are appreciated.  More information is available at the church office, 760-872-7701, or on the church's website:

ESPC: December Meeting

Photographers share their current works, share the latest in photo techniques, talk about new and exciting areas to photograph, plan outings and are there to help newer photographers expand their knowledge of using their photographic equipment and creative abilities.

The topic will be Getting Started With Photoshop CC. A demonstration of before and after images will be presented. Bring your own photos to share as well.

The public is always welcome to attend the meetings.

When: Thursday, Dec. 7 (7 pm)
Where: Astorga's Mexican Restaurant
Questions: Lynn 937-7736

City of Bishop: Spruce, Hanby, Yaney Sidewalks Open House

Public Works News Release
Spruce, Hanby, Yaney Sidewalks Open House 

The City of Bishop will hold an open house on 15 December 2016 to discuss a new city project. The project is known as the Spruce, Hanby, Yaney Sidewalks project and is proposed to construct sidewalks and bike lanes on streets in and near the back of the Bishop City Park. The meeting is intended to provide project information and to gather public input.

The $1.2 million project would construct sidewalks and bike lanes on Spruce Street, Hanby Avenue, and East Yaney Street in and adjacent to the City Park. In addition to sidewalks and bike lanes, the project would extend the existing paved path near the community garden (the Pine to Park Path) to the new sidewalk proposed for Hanby Avenue. The project is funded through the state with gas tax funds. A map of the initial project details is available on the city web page

The open house will be from 4 pm to 6 pm in the conference room in City Hall, 377 West Line Street in Bishop. City and consultant staff involved in the project will be available during the open house to provide information about the project and to receive public input. Members of the public are encouraged to drop by anytime between 4 pm and 6 pm Thursday, 15 December.

Initial work is just starting on the project and it is much easier now to influence what will be included in the project and what will not. For instance, once construction of the project begins, anticipated for 2018, it is too late to make meaningful changes. The city invites any and all feedback now when there is the best chance to impact the final project.

For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at or 760-873-8458.

Caltrans to Drivers: Preparation is Key for Winter Driving Conditions

Caltrans to Drivers: Preparation is Key for Winter Driving Conditions


MARYSVILLE –While the snowcapped mountains of California can be beautiful, winter driving on roads and highways can be frustrating, tiring and sometimes even hazardous. Caltrans is encouraging motorists traveling to or through the mountains this winter to be prepared for winter driving conditions. In this News Flash, Caltrans offers tips to help drivers keep safe.

Snow storms on the passes can frequently result in chain controls. Caltrans trains and permits chain installers to offer their services in the Caltrans-designated chain installation/removal areas. This video will show how to identify these permitted chain installers by the three digit number on their bibs and on large reflective signs near their location.

The video can be viewed at the following link: 

Further winter driving tips can be found at Motorists can also check roadway conditions, including whether chain controls are in force, by using Caltrans' “QuickMap” at

This News Flash is the 106th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans’ activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California’s economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or go to .

Laws Museum: 2nd Annual Railroad Express

The second annual “Railroad Express” at Laws Museum on Saturday, December 10th will feature train rides, live entertainment, kid’s crafts and activities, refreshments, plus visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. It’s going to be a magical time for children and families so don’t miss it! 

Get tickets at the Bishop Chamber by December 1st for $1 dollar discount on each ticket.

Railroad Express at the Laws Museum
Where: Sat., Dec. 10 (10:30am)
$15 for adults and $7 for kids 12 & under.
Questions: 760-873-8405