The entire business portion of the town of Johnsville in Plumas County went up in flames. Thirteen buildings were burned with the loss estimated at $35,000 due to the fact they were only partly insured.
65 years ago
As a protective measure against the theft of tires, a high-valued item due to war rationing, it was recommended that numbers be branded on tires in order to trace them if such a theft occurred.
Deal and Davie Service announced it had the tools needed to do the branding at its establishment on Main Street in Susanville.
40 years ago
The translator on Dyer Mountain began transmitting Channel 9 program on UHF Channel 80. The final hookups and signal checks were made on Susan Peak to begin televising programs to Susanville and the Honey Lake Valley over UHF channel 78.
20 years ago
One of the most successful seasons in the history of Lassen College sports came to a fruitful and exciting conclusion March 7, in Oakland, when Gary Kloppenburg’s Lady Cougars captured the California State Community College women’s basketball championship.
Lassen showed extreme hustle and sharp defense in defeating College of the Sequoias from Visalia 76-71 in the championship game. Key free throws down the stretch also helped the Cougars with their title victory.
Lassen ended its season with an outstanding record of 35 wins and just one loss.
15 years ago
Last week the City Council voiced support for a skate park.
Parks and Recreation Director Rob Hill reported more than 40 local skate park supporters turned out to sign up for a group formed to plan and develop such a park.
They requested a roller hockey rink, half pipes, ramps and a speed track, among other features.
10 years ago
The Lassen Municipal Utility District canceled the Feb. 8 organizational meeting of its newly formed Citizens Advisory Committee because holding the meeting would have violated California’s Open Meeting Law, commonly known as the Brown Act.
LMUD sent a memo to committee members advising them of the meeting, but the publicly-owned utility did not post an agenda for the meeting as required by law.
Five years ago
Despite a dusting of snow, every third-grader in Lassen County had an opportunity Friday, March 10, to tour Historic Uptown Susanville and learn about the history of Lassen County.
Every year on Isaac Roop’s birthday, or as close as possible since it falls on March 11, third-graders celebrate Lassen County History Day by touring Uptown and witnessing living history presentations.
Nationwide, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. California is not immune to this disturbing trend; in 2008 more than 24,000 drivers between 15 to 19 years of age were involved in fatal and injury collisions in this state.
Striving to keep teens safe on the road, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) continues to educate young drivers throughout the state with the federal grant-funded “Start Smart” program.
“New drivers lack the experience that is needed on the road,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Through interactive education programs like ‘Start Smart,’ law enforcement is working to influence California’s teen drivers so they will make good choices behind the wheel.”
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