90 years ago
According to the local newspaper, the county could expect a rash of settlers to flock to Northern California. An article stated more people were looking to escape from the nation’s big cities on the East Coast and along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
A group of Susanville businessmen paid for an advertisement to run in several metropolitan papers, encouraging people to discover both the beauty and the friendly people of Honey Lake Valley.
35 years ago
Kevin Tomlin, a restaurant cook in Doyle, found $1,500 in cash lying under a bush while he was walking home after work. He turned the money into the sheriff’s department in hopes of owning it in a year if no one claims the money.
30 years ago
The city council accepted resignations from Stephen Bradbury, Al Robbins, Cecil Webb and Charlie Richardson of the Susanville Municipal Energy Corporation. The resigning members said they wanted to see the energy corporation headed by new representatives from the general public to replace the positions occupied by local businessmen such as themselves.
25 years ago
A major timber salvage operation, directed by the U.S. Forest Service, got underway near Milford to sell the timber burned in the 1987 Clark fire.
10 years ago
A missing Michigan teenager was reunited with her mother Tuesday, March 25 and flew home to Jones, Mich.
“It’s like you gave me my baby back. It’s like I have given birth again,” said a grinning Carol Ryan to Susanville’s California Highway Patrol officers on Tuesday morning.
Ryan flew from Jones to Susanville to be reunited with her daughter, Lindsey Ryan, who was found by the CHP after a tip that she and her alleged abductor, Terry Drake, 56, of Middlebury, were at the Wayside Inn in Standish.
Five years ago
The Susanville Police Department has no leads to explain the sudden rash of car break-ins that occurred the previous week.
Four cars were broken into between 10:13 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 24. All the incidents occurred in the same general area of northwestern Susanville.
One year ago
The second campaign to recall Lassen County District 5 Supervisor Jack Hanson is now collecting signatures from registered voters.
Lassen County Clerk Julie Bustamante said the group completed its paperwork March 9 and their petitions must be returned by Tuesday, May 8.
The campaign must submit 596 valid signatures from district 5 voters in order to qualify the recall election. Bustamante said given the small number of signatures, the county clerk’s office would verify every one.
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