70 years ago
Along with urging more aid for Britain in her war against oppression and aggression, the Susanville Monticola Club, at its first meeting of the new year in the rooms of the Story Club, took action in the matter of removing the highway hazard between Susanville and Doyle, wherein there is no white safety line.
45 years ago
Working drawings for Diamond View Intermediate School received final ratification by the Susanville School District Board of Trustees. The board also approved a resolution to annex the Diamond View School property to the city of Susanville.
It was thought the annexation proposal would benefit the Susanville School District and the Church of Latter-day Saints by providing fire protection to the area.
30 years ago
Residents of Wendel petitioned the Lassen County Board of Supervisors to close the open range in a five-mile radius of town. The petitioners said roaming cattle were damaging property and posed a hazard to traffic and school children boarding buses.
A spokesman for the group said many Wendel residents are senior citizens on fixed incomes who aren’t able to afford or aren’t physically able to erect fencing around their property.
25 years ago
The owners of the old Westwood hospital applied to Lassen County for a use permit to turn the building into a board and care facility for up to 40 elderly residents. The county’s planning department said there were some areas of concern before a permit could be issued which included parking for the facility and the department of public works reviewed the project and would require a grading and drainage plan.
20 years ago
The long-running Edward F. Murin case finally came to an end last week at least as far as the Lassen Union High School District is concerned.
With almost no discussion, the trustees voted to approve a conciliation agreement with the state department of education concerning Murin, an elementary school teacher who allegedly discriminated against student-athletes while coaching at the high school.
The district agreed not to hire Murin for five years and to ask for state approval to hire him in the subsequent five years.
15 years ago
The KCMT radio tower in Keddie Ridge (just outside Westwood near Dyer Mountain) buckled in a storm last week. Heavy winds, in excess of 100 miles per hour, and ice bent the tower in half and knocked the station off the air for a short time. The station managers said a new tower would be built in the spring.
10 years ago
The JC Penney store in Susanville will close its doors, “on or before April 21,” according to the company.
Spokesman Tim Lyons last week said the closure was “a matter of their performances not being up to expectation.”
Five years ago
More than 52 inches of snow and frigid temperatures hamper city of Susanville snow removal efforts and cause citizens to complain.
According to Public Works Director Craig Platt, snow removal crews could not clear the roads completely and safely because of the number of cars and trailers left on the streets.
As of Tuesday, Dec. 23, there have been a reported 21 cases of vandalism to vehicles around Susanville during the course of one night.
According to Police Chief Jeff Atkinson, the incident hasn’t been isolated to just one region or section of town, as incidents have been reported all over town.
On Jan. 25, SPD officers arrested three teenagers, including two 16-year-olds from Susanville and one 17-year-old from the Litchfield area, all on suspicion of being involved in a string of vandalisms from mid-to- late December of last year.
The spree, which lasted from about Dec. 19 to Dec. 28, involved 26 separate incidents of vehicle vandalism, from smashed windows to slashed tires.
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