Aug. 27, 2013 — During the August meteor showers my husband, Terry, and I drove to the Swain Mountain Snowmobile Park and set up comfortable camp chairs so we could lean back and view the night sky. The show was better than fireworks. We could not suppress our excitement each time we caught the brilliant streak of a “shooting star.”
The middle of the forest is perhaps the best place to view a meteor shower, but driving up the mountain late in the evening was a choice. There is that tendency not to make the effort because the next day you will be short of sleep, or it is too cold, or the night sky might disappoint, etc.
Aug. 20, 2013 — Schools all across Lassen County are back in session or will be in the next few days, and that means drivers should take extra caution when driving near schools.
Tom Downing, Susanville’s chief of police, reminds drivers to slow down in school zones and minimize distractions such as eating or texting. He also reminded pedestrians to obey all traffic laws. He said police officers will be out enforcing traffic laws in school zones.
Here are some tips for drivers to remember when driving in school zones.