July 6, 2010 — Did you know last Thursday, July 1 marked the two-year anniversary of California’s hand-free law, and according to the California Highway Patrol statistics far too many motorists “are still not dialed-in to the rules and are either being cited for it or becoming a grim statistic.”
CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said in a recent press release he thinks that many motorists may have been used to driving and using a cell phone at the same time before the July 2008 law went into effect. We would like to say that may be a factor, but since 2008 more drivers who think they depend on cell phones are also on the roads. Cell phones are not just for making call anymore but for text messaging, looking at social networking sites and surfing the Internet. Cell phones are part of many peoples moment-to-moment existence and consume so much attention that cell phones usage is becoming an addicting habit.
June 29, 2010 — In today’s paper, the reader will find a full report of activities and projects of the Lassen County Juvenile Justice Commission over the course of the last six years.
The editorial staff of the paper is pleased that the commission, which has been diligently doing its job over the years has decided to print its findings for the public to see in black and white what we have been hearing — juvenile delinquency filings for the past 10 years “reflect an unmistakable downward trend."