Brass bands from throughout Northern California convened to play a concert at a grassy area in Susanville. Nearly 100 people showed up for the festival, which lasted well into the night.
The newspaper commented it was a delightful way to end the summer, which had been marked by sweltering temperatures and crime from gold seekers.
65 years ago
County Rationing Administrator Langdon W. Owen warned businesses that some consumer services were subject to price ceilings. Some of the services included dry cleaning, shoe repair, radio repair, auto repair, commission sales and trash removal.
40 years ago
Following two days of hearings during which 26 witnesses testified, the Lassen County Grand Jury charged Redding residents William Tidwell, Jr., 21 and his brother, Robert, 18, with the murders of the DeForests and Keith Utterbach, of Hoopa. The bodies of the DeForests were found in their ranch home outside of Susanville, and Utterbach was discovered slain 30 miles from the scene in a stolen car.
30 years ago
The Western Wood Products Association released unemployment figures for the Western lumber industry. The survey showed 19 percent of 96,000 sawmill employees were unemployed. Twenty-two percent worked curtailed shifts, and of the 728 sawmills, 153 were closed and 167 were opening at restricted levels.
25 years ago
Mayor Dave Foster proclaimed Sept. 26 as Ruth Stout Day for her extensive work with young people. She has been involved in youth organizations such as the Bethel Council, Camp Fire Girls and the Jobs Daughters State Organization.
20 years ago
Passage of the state budget, according to the County Administrative Officer Bill Bixby, means Lassen County will have to make an additional $450,000 to $550,000 in cuts if it hopes to have a balanced budget this year.
According to Bixby, cuts made at the state level, along with a loss of potential revenues at the local level, account for additional cuts required in the county budget.
11 years ago
In an effort to stop the perceived rising tide of vandalism, gang activity and violence at Memorial Park, the Susanville City Council discussed the possibility of closing the popular North Street park at 9 p.m. year-round.
After hearing from Susanville Parks and Recreation Director Rob Hill, Lassen College Baseball Couch Glen Yonan and concerned members of the public, the council directed City Attorney Kathleen Lazard to review the issue and draft a city ordinance for possible approval by the council.
Susanville Police Chief Jim Wages told the Times his department has stepped up patrols at the park, which currently closes at 11 p.m.
Six years ago
Residents of the Almanor Basin will have a chance to comment on the Dyer Mountain Four Season Resort at a meeting next week in Chester.
Lassen County Planning Staff contacted Plumas County Supervisor Bill Dennison,“who is enthusiastic about such an opportunity and who arranged for a meeting at the Memorial Hall in Chester,” according to Community Development Director Bob Sorvaag’s staff report to the Lassen County Board of Supervisors.
“A lot of impacts are going to happen to these folks, ”Supervisor Jim Chapman said, adding that Lassen Supervisors Chairman Bob Pyle served on the Almanor Regional Transportation Committee. “I really think the people of Chester itself and probably Lake Almanor in general, have as much interest in the decision-making discussion we’re having here.
One year ago
One of Lassen Community College’s most celebrated and beloved faculty members now has his name on the side of a building.
Emeritus faculty member Dave Foster received a great honor at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, when the Math and Science Building was officially renamed the David W. Foster Center for Math and Science. Former students, trustees, community members, friends and family braved the 100-degree heat to honor a man who claimed at multiple times in his career that he had “never had a bad day teaching.”
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