90 years ago
A mini-blaze ignited after a Fourth of July celebration went awry just outside of the city limits of Susanville.
Three acres of brush caught fire after two men tried to light a firework near their homes. With the help of neighbors, the men extinguished the flames after approximately 30 minutes.
65 years ago
Chester Dickenson, an airport operator at the Susanville Airport, entered a plea of not guilty in a Sacramento federal court to charges of fraudulently collecting money in connection with a pilot-training program he organized at the airport.
40 years ago
A public hearing is scheduled to discuss a Lassen County budget of $41 million.
The budget represents more than a $10,000 increase from last year’s budget.
30 years ago
A hungry burglar broke into the Senior Nutrition Center at 65 N. Weatherlow St. The intruder made off with cooking supplies totaling $70, but did not leave until after stopping to cook a snack for himself, police said.
Center manager Jessie Werner discovered the burglary when she arrived for work the next morning and smelled the aroma of fried eggs permeating the building.
25 years ago
Westwood Community Services District Manager Chuck Anders announced the district would be cracking down on water users this season.
As drought continues to worsen in Northern California, Anders said it was important for everyone to use water resources responsibly.
Residents who water their lawns all day, or who have water trickling down their street for no reason and who engage in other wasteful water practices were said to be targets of the conservation program.
15 years ago
Retired Lassen Community College Dean of Business Services, Joe Bissel, acted as the budget consultant and presented a $14.6 budget proposal to the institution.
“It looks likes an excellent budget year for community colleges,” he said.
Bissel also stated the college would receive up to half a million dollars beyond the $14.7 million in revenues identified by the budget.
Bissel cautioned, however, that declining enrollment could cost the college more than $90,000.
After a long struggle, the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6356 in Herlong accepted $8,362.77 from Lassen County to cover an assessment survey and utility bills from 1998 to 2012.
The Herlong Veterans of Foreign Wars raised this issue due to the county paying utility bills for businesses under the jurisdiction of the LRA, but not their building.
Although they were hoping for more money, the post accepted the funds and opted to not comment on the matter.
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