Dr. Andrew Bourne, 46, the former chief of staff at Mammoth Hospital and implicated as a possible suspect in an ongoing child sex investigationin Santa Barbara, died Tuesday, authorities said.
A man who is walking across the country to raise awareness for the need for hospice facilities met his match in snow-bound Yosemite National Park and had to be rescued by Mono County Search and Rescue team members.
CORRECTION: In the Jan. 13 issue of the Mammoth Times, the last day for potential candidates to file candidacy papers for the June election was stated as March 16. That is incorrect. The deadline is March 9 for all candidates, unless an incumbent has not filed by March 9. In that case, the deadline for potential candidates to file is extended to March 16.
The four-day storm this past week doubled the winter’s total snowpack depth, increasing it from about 55 inches to just over 106 inches and helping to clear the winter of 2011-2012 of the dubious moniker, “the driest winter on record.”
It made it by just a few inches. The snow came down heavy enough to coat Mammoth Mountain with a fine, sturdy base, and it gave thirsty plants and grasses a much-needed boost for the upcoming spring growing season.
When a reverse 911 call alerting some Mammoth residents about power outages went out in the middle of the storms earlier this week, cell phone-only users were by and large left out. The reverse 911 system is dependent upon the fact that landline users are already in a database as customers of their landline company. The same is not true for cell phone users.
The attorney representing Dr. Andrew Bourne said Thursday that emails police say implicate his client in a child sex scandal “seem to be innocuous.”
Ron Bamieh, the attorney, also said he had “concerns about the police investigation.”