Full-page ads for the new coming city of Northern California, Amedee, located in the heart of the Honey Lake Valley, boasted a fine hotel with 60 rooms and plans for a bath house utilizing the famous boiling springs, making Amedee the “Health Resort of the West.”
70 years ago
Sheriff Olin S. Johnson, civilian defense coordinator for Lassen County, said the area would be ready for a blackout in case of a bombing raid by enemy aircraft coming into the area targeting the Shasta Dam or the Hawthorne Naval Station.
45 years ago
The Susanville City Council approved a grant for approximately 40 acres of city-owned property adjacent to a 120-acre plot owned by Lassen Junior College to use as the site of the new college.
30 years ago
Lassen County Supervisor Paul Drake tossed his hat into the ring for the seat on the First Assembly District, held by Republican Stan Statham. Drake, a Democrat, said that Northern California should no longer act like a “colony” of Southern California.
25 years ago
The California Public Utilities Commission has approved a rate increase for CP National, the local Susanville utility supplier.
The new rates for the utility customers went into effect last Thursday, with the average residential customer with space heating and water heating that uses 1,000 kwh per month in the winters to see an average increase in their monthly bill of $15.48.
10 years ago
The Lassen Municipal Utility District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a 41 percent rate hike for residential customers and a slightly larger increase for everyone else.
LMUD’s residential rate increased by 3.5 cents per kilowatt-hour, raising the residential rate from 8.5 cents to 12 cents per kwh.
The proposal increased all of LMUD’s other rates by 4 cents per kwh.
Five years ago
A U.S. Army platoon with soldiers from the area stationed in Iraq will receive a care package from members of two clubs at Westwood High School. They are the S Club, a service organization sponsored by Soroptimist International of Susanville, and Friday Nite Live, a club that promotes drug-and alcohol-free activities sponsored by the Westwood Family Resource Center.
The California Fairs Alliance warned the Brown Administration’s plan to eliminate annual funding for California’s statewide network of fairs is expected to put 29 of them at risk of closure and could end up costing the General Fund $57.4 million in lost annual income.
“The fair network generates more than $126 million in direct tax income for the state every year,” said Stephen Chambers of the California Fairs Alliance (CFA). “That represents nearly a four-to-one return on the state’s overall $32 million investment. In this light, the budget plan actually dries up an income stream that flows to the state from California fairs.”
Along with a potential net income loss, the proposal could drive 29 fairs — including dozens of primarily rural fairs — completely out of business. This would result in a major economic ripple effect by killing jobs and related economic activities, according to CFA, which today also released the list of the 29 at-risk fairs and the formula for determining their status.
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