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Nutcracker ballet returns to Susanville

Miah Duerksen, left, Autry Satica, Natalie Nakanishi and Megan Griffith dance during the candy cane hoops. Photo by Ruth Ellis

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 — A nutcracker doll, a princes, sugarplums and fairies will dance their way back into Susanville as the Nutcracker ballet will be returning for a second year.

Presented by the Reno Dance Company, the Nutcracker matinee show is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 and that evening at 7 p.m.

A third and final show, a matinee, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. All shows are held at the Veterans Memorial Hall.

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Marijuana regulations discussion, Nov. 19

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 — The introduction and first reading of a proposed ordinance for the regulation of medical marijuana cultivation will be on the Susanville City Council agenda during the public open-session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19.

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Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 — Just after everyone’s attention focused on an earthquake swarm in Northwestern Nevada, a new earthquake swarm hit closer to home just beyond the boundary of Lassen National Park.

According to a Wednesday, Nov. 12 email from Dr. Margaret T. Mangan, the scientist in charge of the California Volcano Observatory, the agency is “tracking an earthquake swarm located at the Tehama County-Plumas County border within Lassen National Forest. The swarm is about 24 kilometers WNW of the town of Chester and about one mile south of the Lassen Volcanic National Park boundary near the Twin Meadows Trail at Patricia Lake.”

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Policy changed to allow sniffer dog

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 — As a way to slow down drugs coming onto campus and to encourage good decision making, a policy was changed to allow contraband detection dogs at Lassen High School.

“There is a drug situation that is going on here, that’s getting to a level of concern and we need to be proactive. Marijuana is coming onto campus far too often … it’s not appropriate in our learning environment,” said superintendent Bill McCabe. “Some kids will do it just to show ‘hey, I can get this,’ and frankly if they knew the consequences, they won’t bring it in our environment and that’s the choice we want them to make …”

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Supes hire chief probation officer

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 — Already familiar with the job, the newly hired chief probation officer is ready to continue moving the department in the direction it should be going.

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved hiring Jennnifer Branning during a special Wednesday, Nov. 12 meeting.

She has been serving as acting chief probation officer for 18 months and was reappointed to the position before a committee conducted interviews Oct. 31.

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