120 years ago
Brass bands from throughout Northern California convened to play a concert at a grassy area in Susanville. Nearly 100 people showed up for the festival, which lasted well into the night.
The newspaper commented it was a delightful way to end the summer, which had been marked by sweltering temperatures and crime from gold seekers.
70 years ago
County Rationing Administrator Langdon W. Owen warned businesses that some consumer services were subject to price ceilings. Some of the services included dry cleaning, shoe repair, radio repair, auto repair, commission sales and trash removal.
45 years ago
Following two days of hearings during which 26 witnesses testified, the Lassen County Grand Jury charged Redding residents William Tidwell, Jr., 21 and his brother, Robert, 18, with the murders of the DeForests and Keith Utterbach, of Hoopa. The bodies of the DeForests were found in their ranch home outside of Susanville and Utterbach was discovered slain 30 miles from the scene in a stolen car.
35 years ago
The Western Wood Products Association released unemployment figures for the Western lumber industry. The survey showed 19 percent of 96,000 sawmill employees were unemployed. Twenty-two percent worked curtailed shifts, and of the 728 sawmills, 153 were closed and 167 were opening at restricted levels.
30 years ago
Mayor Dave Foster proclaimed Sept. 26 as Ruth Stout Day for her extensive work with young people. She has been involved in youth organizations such as the Bethel Council, Camp Fire Girls and the Job’s Daughters State Organization.
16 years ago
In an effort to stop the perceived rising tide of vandalism, gang activity and violence at Memorial Park, the Susanville City Council discussed the possibility of closing the popular North Street park at 9 p.m. year-round.
After hearing from Susanville Parks and Recreation Director Rob Hill, Lassen College Baseball Couch Glen Yonan and concerned members of the public, the council directed City Attorney Kathleen Lazard to review the issue and draft a city ordinance for possible approval by the council.
Susanville Police Chief Jim Wages told the Times his department has stepped up patrols at the park, which currently closes at 11 p.m.
10 years ago
Residents of the Almanor Basin will have a chance to comment on the Dyer Mountain Four Season Resort at a meeting next week in Chester.
Jim Uptegrove, interim police chief for the city of Susanville, wanted to form a Crime Stoppers program in Susanville and Lassen County.
Uptegrove shared his vision during an organizational meeting held at the Susanville Police Department. A number of law enforcement officers, including Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon, attended the meeting with several community members, and decided to call the group Lassen Crime Stoppers.
A board of directors was being formed, and the group planned to apply for nonprofit status.