Sept. 21, 2010 — Is it politics because Lassen County has no state senator because of the death of Dave Cox this summer, and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation decided after Tehama and Modoc counties said they didn’t want convicted killer Loren Herzog paroled in their counties, we got the lucky draw with no notice?
Is it ignorance of who, what and where we are located that led to this decision. One state official actually laughed at one of the reporter’s when he was told that we have a city. Another newspaper report referred to Lassen County as a remote northeastern county isolated from the rest of the state. We suppose that may be accurate in the sense a mountain range separates us from Sacramento and we are not part of the urban sprawl, but people do live here. We also are home to three prisons.
Sept. 14, 2010 — Last week’s Lassen Education Symposium at Lassen High School was a highlight of positive, progressive thinking that showed our community that our educational and business leaders are ready to come together to address an issue that is affecting all of California.
It showed that through intelligent, focused discussions, the people who make decisions, guide and influence the students in our community are so fed up with the state’s educational system they realize its time to start working together locally to ensure the future of our students.
Sept. 7, 2010 — Nine years ago this coming Saturday, Sept. 11 many of us walked around in a daze that fateful Tuesday morning. Just like people who said they remember where they were when they heard the news that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, people will remember where they were when they first realized America was under attack.
Sept. 11 is now known as Patriot Day and will be added to the history books along side Veterans Day (Armistice Day), the attack on Pearl Harbor and D-Day.
Aug. 31, 2010 — I am not sure how many readers know that in some newspaper markets new reporters start out in the sports statistics department or writing obituaries. Neither are glamorous Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporting assignments, but they are two of the mostly widely read sections of any newspaper.
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