Sept. 24, 2013 — Lassen County residents and those living in Northeastern California undoubtedly will remember the moderate 5.7 magnitude earthquake that shook our region last May. That event should be a wake-up call that we truly do live in earthquake country.
While geologists cannot accurately predict when or where an earthquake will strike, a temblor could occur at any time in any part of the Golden State.
We encourage all our readers to be prepared for an earthquake. Information on the seven steps to earthquake safety is available at earthquakecountry.org, the website of the Earthquake Country Alliance.
Sept. 24, 2013 — Herlong businessman Tom Hammond, 58, takes the oath of office today as the new Lassen County District 5 Supervisor. Hammond defeated veteran supervisor Jack Hanson in the Sept. 10 recall election.
According to Hammond’s statement of qualifications filed with his nomination papers, he is a businessman and entrepreneur who owns and operates “one of the most visible and successful businesses in the fifth district, The Mark.”
Hammond wrote he has lived in Lassen County since 1984, and his 39 years in the grocery business give him “a unique insight to the best interests of the local community.”