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Susanville man arrested for assault, criminal threats

March 19, 2014 — A Susanville man is in custody on charges of assault with a firearm and criminal threats.

According to a press release from the Susanville Police Department, officers arrested William Trujillo, 33, about 5 p.m. Saturday, March 15 after a “high risk traffic stop” on the 600 block of Shawn Way. Trujillo was taken into custody without incident and booked into Lassen County Jail on charges of assault with a firearm and criminal threats. His bail was set at $35,000.

Wosick addresses residency

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — During a recent meeting, one county supervisor took the opportunity to address his commitment to the community and his temporary resident status.

For the benefit of his constituents and the numerous community members he represents on various committees, Larry Wosick, who represents district 3, said he wanted to address “something that was unfortunately made big news” in a recent edition of the newspaper, regarding his eligibility.

“For some reason this becomes a point of contention and some people just can’t get over the fact that we have more than one residence. We do have two homes and one is outside of the district. That is not a secret, it was mentioned in my campaign, especially after I won my seat.”

Plumber ruptures natural gas line

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — Last week explosions and fires following an apparent natural gas leak leveled a pair of apartment buildings in New York City’s East Harlem, killing and injuring many of residents.

Officials from the city of Susanville and the Susanville Sanitary District report ruptures of natural gas pipelines in the city of Susanville are a rarity, but a plumber clearing a sewer line at a Third Street residence Feb. 25 severed a natural gas line and caused a natural gas leak. The homeowners were evacuated, the natural gas leak was stopped and there were no injuries, explosions or fires.

Could a natural gas line rupture pose a safety risk to the people of Susanville? The answer depends upon whom you ask.

No new boardroom in near future

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — Relocating the supervisors’ chambers has been tabled for now and the priority has moved to developing a capital improvement plan to prioritize the needs and budgeting.

The matter was decided after discussion during a Tuesday, March 11 meeting of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors where Jeff Morrish, of NST Engineering, also presented plans for three proposed boardroom locations.

The supervisors dedicated a portion of its agenda to discuss a capital improvement plan for the second Tuesday of the month.

Council abolishes city treasurer position

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — The city of Susanville no longer has a treasurer. The city council passed an ordinance eliminating the position by a 3-2 vote at its Wednesday, March 5 meeting.

Mayor Rod De Boer and councilmembers Cheryl McDonald and Lino Callegari vote to approve the ordinance after waiving its second reading, while councilmembers Brian Wilson and Nicholas McBride voted no.

City Treasurer Richard Stovall, whose position, according to the ordinance, will be abolished June 30, 2014 or at the end of the current term, whichever is sooner, said should the council approve the ordinance, he would present the matter to the grand jury for an investigation. He added the city had already missed the deadline to have the position appear on the June Primary Election ballot.

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