Remember When for the week of 7/10/18

95 years ago
A mini-blaze ignited after a Fourth of July celebration went awry just outside of the city limits of Susanville.
Three acres of brush caught fire after two men tried to light a firework near their homes. With the help of neighbors, the men extinguished the flames after approximately 30 minutes.

70 years ago
Chester Dickenson, an airport operator at the Susanville Airport, entered a plea of not guilty in a Sacramento federal court to charges of fraudulently collecting money in connection with a pilot-training program he organized at the airport.

45 years ago
A public hearing is scheduled to discuss a Lassen County budget of
$41 million. The budget represents more than a $10,000 increase from last year’s budget.

35 years ago
A hungry burglar broke into the Senior Nutrition Center at 65 N. Weatherlow St. The intruder made off with cooking supplies totaling $70, but did not leave until after stopping to cook a snack for himself, police said.

Center manager Jessie Werner discovered the burglary when she arrived for work the next morning and smelled the aroma of fried eggs permeating the building.

30 years ago
Westwood Community Services District Manager Chuck Anders announced the district would be cracking down on water users this season.

As drought continues to worsen in Northern California, Anders said it was important for everyone to use water resources responsibly.

Residents who water their lawns all day, or who have water trickling down their street for no reason and who engage in other wasteful water practices were said to be targets of the conservation program.

20 years ago
Retired Lassen Community College Dean of Business Services, Joe Bissel, acted as the budget consultant and presented a $14.6 budget proposal to the institution.

“It looks likes an excellent budget year for community colleges,” he said.

Bissel also stated the college would receive up to half a million dollars beyond the $14.7 million in revenues identified by the budget.

Bissel cautioned, however, that declining enrollment could cost the college more than $90,000.

Last year
A commercial complex on Riverside Drive suffered major damaged due to a July 2 arson fire that gutted a restaurant and spread through the attic of the building.

According to a statement from the Susanville Police Department, about 3 a.m. July 2, officers and firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire on Riverside Drive. The fire consumed four suites that housed the Courthouse Café, two attorneys’ offices and the Sierra Central Credit Union. The fire department was able to extinguish the blaze, but there was major fire damage to the entire complex.