May 24, 2010 — “We do so much to honor our veterans who served during the Korean conflict, “and it is time we honor those who stayed and helped the soldiers, like my wife.”
Vern Hart, husband of Winnie, one of the original Rosie the Riveters, reminding everyone that Saturday, May 29, is Rosie the Riveter Day. Winnie will soon turn 84 and lives in Eagle Lake, Calif.
“We do have a park dedication fund. The fund is restricted and set aside to do these very things. If we sat around waiting for that fund to build up so we could build a pool, our grandchildren would be dead, because it would take that long. It doesn’t grow that fast. As of (May 19), there was $183,000. I will try to get every dime I can committed to this project, but if you want to get it done now, that fund is something we could consider.”
Rob Hill, city of Susanville Administrator, talking about a new walk path near Richmond Road and Riverside Drive.
“You guys rail against the tax and spenders but give me my share. You guys crack me up ... Now, my question is, would this type of project have the support of Congressman McClintock? Given what I listened to here the other day, he’d probably say not only, ‘No, but hell no,’ and if that’s the case, why are we even trying to climb up that rope? I’d use different colorful language, but the media’s here, and I don’t want to offend the ladies.”
Jim Chapman, District 3 Supervisor reacting to suggestions from fellow supervisors about the possibilities of receiving federal stimulus money from grants to fund a housing project in Herlong.
“I am shocked with our district facing financial crisis and deficit spending … layoffs in teaching and classified staff, program improvement and an election year with four board seats up for election, you the board are considering actions that could jeopardize leadership in our district office.”
Shirley Littlefield, Diamond View School’s librarian, told the Susanville School District before it decided to offer Superintendent Gary McIntire a one-year contract rather than the standard three-year contract.
“I don’t want to have to sue the county, but the day I get cited is the day I’ll go to court, and by God, it’s on … I’m practicing civil disobedience. I’m violating an unconstitutional law or ordinance.”
Tim Ziegler, the operator of Californians for Safe Access cooperative in Susanville, in an interview with the paper after the Lassen County Board of Supervisors enacted moratoria banning the planting of medical marijuana in Lassen County.
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