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Food drive held to help prevent hunger

June 9, 2014 — When school ends so does school breakfast and lunch programs. To help ensure Lassen County children have access to food during the summer months, a food drive is being held through June 14.

Collection boxes will be placed at every grocery store, Axia Home Loans on Riverside Drive and The Mark in Herlong.

According to Monique Schofield, chair of the Lassen County Food Council, approximately 47 percent of local students qualify for free or reduced school meals, which she said is a high number of children.

Attempted homicide of High Desert State Prison inmate under investigation

Friday, June 6 — The Investigative Services Unit at High Desert State Prison is investigating an attempted homicide of an inmate just before 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5.

The incident started when two inmates attacked a third with an inmate-manufactured weapon. They stabbed him, and he fell to the ground unable to defend himself, according to a press release.

The two inmates were ordered to stop the attack. When they did not stop, custody staff members quickly intervened. One round from the Mini 14 rifle was discharged and an inmate was injured in the abdomen. The two injured inmates were flown to an outside hospital. 

Start the summer out right with fresh fruit and veggies

Friday, June 6 — Start the summer out right with fresh local foods and get out on our trails. Lassen Land and Trails Trust’s Farmers’ Market opens for the season Saturday, June 7. It’s also National Trails Day, so jump on your bike and enjoy the Bizz Johnson Trail, or come and visit at the Lassen Creek Conservation Area for the dedication of the new trail system and interpretive kiosk (from 9 to 9:45 a.m.) followed by a brief hike on the new trails.

Susanville Farmers’ Market

Support local agriculture by buying your food directly from the producer at the only Certified Lassen County Farmers’ Market, every Saturday from June through Oct. 4.

The Lassen County Farmers’ Market offers the best and most nutritious fresh and local produce, eggs, meats, cottage-produced goods and crafts from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday mornings.

Lassen Land and Trails Trust's Lassen County Farmers’ Market is held at the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot, 601 Richmond Road. There’s always something for everyone at the Lassen County Farmers Market, and, as always, it is E.B.T. and W.I.C. friendly.

Police join search for missing boy

Thursday, June 5, 2014 — Update: According to Jeremy Calgaro, father of McKenzie Calgaro, he was found yesterday! 

Nine-year-old McKenzie Calgaro is missing this afternoon, Wednesday, June 4.

According to his father, Jeremy Calgaro, he was dropped off by the bus at Meadow View School but never made it home.

The Susanville Police Department is helping in the search.

Burns resigns as district attorney

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 — Lassen County District Attorney Robert Burns, who recently accepted a position as Lassen County Counsel, announced today he is resigning as district attorney effective Monday, June 9.

In a letter addressed to Larry Wosick, chairman of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors, Burns wrote, “Now that the voters have spoken, and consistent with my previously announced intentions, I hereby tender my resignation as Lassen County District Attorney/Public Administrator effective at 5 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014. I am hopeful that you will consider appointing the victor from the June 3, 2014 Primary Election, Ms. Stacey Montgomery, as Lassen County’s next district attorney/public administrator to fill the remainder of my elected term.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the citizens of Lassen County for the opportunity to have served in this very important position. It has been the honor of my professional career.”

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