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Supervisors approve Burns counsel contract

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 — A contract agreement has been approved for Bob Burns who has been hired as Lassen County’s new counsel.

Burns, who is currently serving as the district attorney, will begin his new duties effective May 16. He will be filling the position being vacated by Rhetta Vander Ploeg.

The supervisors approved the contract during a Tuesday, April 22 meeting in Bieber.

Burns told the supervisors he appreciated the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process and it has been a privilege to serve as the district attorney, but change is good.

Sheriff hosts open house

April 28, 2014 — Interested community members will have the opportunity to learn more about the operations of the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office during an open house scheduled from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 at 1415 Sheriff Cady Lane.

Staff will be available to provide tours of the sheriff’s office and county jail and the public will be able to learn about patrol and jail operations, 911 dispatch, civil investigations, sex offender registrants, boat patrol, concealed weapons permits and coroner operations.

Tours begin at 4:30 p.m. and will end at 6:30.

Sheriff hosting prescription drug drop-off

Friday, April 26 — Do you have unused or expired medication in your cabinets and want to safely dispose of them?

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a collection day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 in the lobby of the office at 1415 Sheriff Cady Lane.

 


 

Lassen County, Stone settle suit

Thursday, April 24, 2014 —Lassen County and its former County Administrative Officer Tom Stone have finally settled their differences.

Without admitting liability, the county agreed to a $350,000 settlement to be paid within 15 days. In exchange, Stone will dismiss with prejudice his wrongful termination/slander lawsuit against Lassen County, et al, and forever release all claims arising out of his employment with the county. Each side will bear its own attorney’s costs and expenses.

Inaugural ‘Walk-A-Mile’ event garners support

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Community members raise awareness at the inaugural Walk A Mile In Their Shoes event Saturday, April 12, organized by Lassen Family Services. Photo by Makenzie Davis

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 — Large numbers of Lassen County residents came to show their support for the inaugural Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.

More than 300 community members laced up their shoes and rounded Riverside Park from the Lassen Family Services office on Riverside Drive in support of the event.


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