70 years ago
From the Advocate: After numerous complaints about the smell of outdoor toilets and cesspools and reports of people dumping bath water, Donald P. Cady, attorney for the Susanville Sanitary District, issued a statement urging residents to conform to the district’s ordinance pertaining to plumbing and sewage connections.
The ordinance requires every home and business within the sewer district to have a complete plumbing system and hookup to sewers.
45 years ago
From the Advocate: The tall, white painted tree trunk that served as a flagpole in front of the Elks Lodge was removed from its triangle by the Susanville Street Department.
The director of Public Works stated a portion of the land was purchased from Mrs. Price to provide a second westbound lane of State Route 36. The road project was already under construction when the flagpole was removed. State aid provided by a new gas tax provided two-thirds of the money for the project.
20 years ago
Despite clearly posted warning signs on the Richmond Road bridge, scores of people continue to jump off the 30-to 40-foot high cliffs into the Susan River. Occasionally one is injured, such as the 13-year-old boy who required rescue by the Susanville Fire Department.
He was taken to Lassen Community Hospital for multiple scrapes and lacerations suffered after he fell from the top of the rocks on June 9. The area continues to be a popular swimming spot as well as the site of numerous accidents.
15 years ago
As unlikely as it seems, Caltrans has some extra money that could be used for a stoplight in Susanville. The City Council is in favor of putting that light at Main and Alexander streets.
“We’re going to need a light to even get out of there,” Council member Shirley Johnson-Wright said last week, “if you want to turn left.”
10 years ago
The Antelope Fire threatened one structure between Highway 139 and Willow Creek after it broke out at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, June 9 on Rice Canyon Road east of the highway.
Originally reported as a six-acre fire in sage and juniper, it quickly grew to 100 acres, according to Dan Meritt, a fire information officer at the Susanville Interagency Fire Center.
Five years ago
Although run and maintained by the United States Army, the depot in Herlong has jumped deeper into the world of free enterprise and marketplace competition.
Sierra Army Depot was granted ISO certification on May 25.
ISO stands for the International Organization for Standardization, established in 1947.
It has been in the works for several months, and today, Tuesday, June 15, the Susanville Symphony Society Board of Directors announces it plans to open a music academy to supplement music in the schools.
"We hope that the formation of the Susanville Symphony's Academy of Music can show the rest of the country what a small community can do to fill the void of music in our schools and encourage other communities to do the same,” said Ray White, board president. “A great spirit and pride resides in the people of Susanville and we must not let the gift of music and the arts disappear from our children's lives forever."
When Susanville Symphony Society incorporated as a 501 (C) 3 its mission, objective and purpose continues to be the same seven years later. The society wants to provide an outstanding community symphony, a medium of expression for talented musicians, and a cultural and educational music resource to the community, and to contribute to the cultural and educational vitality of Northeastern California. The Susanville Symphony Society is formed under the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law.
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