120 years ago
A slight shock from an earthquake visited Susanville about 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. It shook the tinware in Alexander’s store and shook the nerves of many residents.
And, the Susan River overflowed its banks down at the bridge just below Hall and Snyder’s mill. The backwater cut a channel around the old blacksmith’s shop across to the other arm of the river.
70 years ago
About 250 women attended the opening meeting of the California Federation of Women’s Club, 110 of whom were accredited delegates. County and club presidents reported from Lassen, Shasta, Plumas, Siskiyou, Amador and Tehama counties. After the meeting there was an auto trip to historic points in Lassen County.
45 years ago
Voters in elementary school districts, including the Lassen Union High School, voted more than two to one against the unification of all schools within the district. For the nine voting precincts, including four of the six in the Susanville Elementary District, the vote was 590 against and 243 for.
25 years ago
Following months of study and revision, the Susanville City Council, on recommendations of the city staff and the city Planning Commission, adopted the Susanville Vicinity Area Plan. The plan affected those lands which were unincorporated but which could be annexed into the city in the future.
20 years ago
Lassen County Sheriff Ron Jarrell got the go – ahead from the Lassen County Board of Supervisors to apply for a grant to form a Narcotics Task Force. The task force would be formed under the direction of District Attorney Bill Scott and would include members of the Sheriff’s Department, Susanville Police Department and the county Probation Department.
Jarrell told the supervisors California’s Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement would be involved with the task force because as a state agency the BNE can cross jurisdictional boundaries.
10 years ago
State water scientist Glen Pearson showed the Herlong Utility Cooperative Board scientific evidence that water levels in Herlong are on the decline.
He could not explain the reason for the decline, however.
Five years ago
A news reporter shared an experience with Susanville’s law enforcement with the public. The following is an entry from that reporter.
Each week as I scan through the media log at the Susanville Police Department, I get an idea what our city’s finest do every day they patrol the streets.
On Thursday, April 1, I learned a little more about a patrol officer’s day. It can be monotonous and officers must really enjoy driving practically in circles.
I also learned our men and women in blue are not treated with respect.
A year ago
Susanville police officers are concerned with the new policy approved by the Susanville City Council at its April 1 meeting.
City Administrator Rob Hill introduced what he referred to as an Employee Tiered Compensation System, which he explained as a way for the city to start netting some savings during the recession.
“The current economic backslide that the entire country is experiencing has not eluded Susanville,” Hill said in his initial report. “City revenues are coming up short of previous levels and the future is even more uncertain. Due to this, the city has been forced to begin scaling back total compensation for future employees.”
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