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Remember When for June 17, 2014

115 years ago

Susanville women were advised to pay their own carfare when others would pay theirs under similar circumstances. Women should always pay their own way when visiting. When meeting friends or business associates, they should not offer to pay her fare or allow her to pay yours. And don’t argue about it! A businesswoman never lets a businessman pay for her fare.

The social man or woman has met by chance and must be dealt with tactfully. A woman should offer to pay her own way boldly and briskly, but if the man argues the question, as a matter of self-preservation, by all means, let him squander the nickel!

65 years ago

The Susanville Lion’s Club and the Chamber of Commerce planned a huge celebration to dedicate the new Susanville Memorial Park.

A public dance, a parade, the dedication ceremony and two semi-pro baseball games highlighted the event.

40 years ago

A Lassen County pot farmer went free when the California Third District Court of Appeals suppressed the marijuana and other evidence against him seized in a raid by the Lassen County Sheriff’s Department.

The appeals court suppressed the evidence because there was a lack of probable cause for the search warrant that relied on information provided by an unreliable informant. The sheriff’s department seized a large quantity of processed marijuana, paraphernalia and a large marijuana garden.

20 years ago

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors considered establishing a new committee to appoint a new district attorney. The position was held by Susanville attorney Ridgely Lazard, who was appointed by District Attorney Robert Elbert, who resigned following his election earlier that month. One supervisor was especially outspoken in expressing his disappointment.

“The politics and games being played in that position are causing a lot of consternation in the community,” he said.

15 years ago

An ongoing Times investigation of Lassen County court records and internal crime and arrest reports from local law enforcement agencies revealed a pattern of curious police procedures by Lassen County Narcotics Task Force agents since 1995.

The allegations of inappropriate sexual activity, drug usage and entrapment which hound Cherokee Miranda — the task force’s most recent sworn contract informant whose uncorroborated testimony led to 30 arrests in a drug sting in Susanville that fall — also hound other informants used by the task force throughout the past four years.

Last year

A woman sustained several injuries to the face and head after an unknown intruder struck her in her home.

The subject was possibly rummaging through the woman’s belongings, and the Susanville Police Department was notified of a potential burglary in progress. 


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