Business Scene for the week of 10/8/19


Advertisers in the Plumas County Visitors Guide have alerted us, Feather Publishing Co., that there is a fraudulent phone scam underway targeting those advertisers in the magazine. The Lassen County Times and Feather Publishing Co., also publishes Discover Lassen County, so we wanted to let you know what the caller(s) are doing and saying.

These bogus calls are being made from area codes in Washington and Oregon. The caller, “Matt,” identifies himself as being an employee of ours and is authorized to make a special one-time offer to renew their ad in next year’s magazine for a flat $10. Here’s the catch: It has to be paid in advance using a credit card because, of course, they want your information to run up more charges on your card. “Matt” is very pushy, but in a friendly manner, and if he is asked why their sales rep from the paper isn’t handling this he is quick to say they no longer work here.

Publisher Mike Taborski apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and asks that if anyone here in Lassen County gets one of these calls to please let us know immediately so we can contact the authorities and our advertisers. You can call the paper office at 257-5321 or your sales rep Laura, Teresa or Theresa. The Plumas County Sheriff’s office is investigating.



Lassen Rural Bus is providing a special bus route for the Bizz Johnson Marathon event and Rails to Trails festival. The temporary route will run between Hobo Camp and the Railroad Depot from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.12 and from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct.13. See the ad in this week’s paper for more details.



The Monticola Club is looking for craft vendors for the upcoming Christmas Boutique and Country Store. The craft fair is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. There will be booths for unique and handmade gifts and food items. Vendor applications are available by private messaging Monticola Club on Facebook.



Now you can shop for anything in Susanville Supermarket right on your phone, tablet or computer and then just drive up and pick it up outside. Everything in the store is available, including fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and baked goods. Everything is handpicked and bagged for you. Plus, you can take advantage of all the sale prices. Pickup is available from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Visit for details.



Professional photographer Doug Hall, owner of D&L Studios, has recently opened a studio in Janesville. He specializes in family, children and high school senior portraits, sporting and special events, too. If you want to capture your child’s first birthday cake smashing session, he can do that, too. There are no travel charges for remote locations and his on-site studio is equipped with a generator, so power outages are no problem. If you’re planning on getting married, then you’ll definitely want to check out his specialty packages that includes a high-quality handmade album from Italy. For large events, they will use two photographers to capture your special moments. To find out more about his affordable photo packages, contact him at, or call 253-3398.



Exciting news for the community surrounding Westwood, they once again have a full service grocery store. Gurmeet Singh and his family have purchased the long shuttered building and adjacent motel on Highway 36 in Westwood and have reopened Super Y Market and are currently remodeling the motel, which will open at a later date. The store carries groceries, produce, meats, deli items and assorted beverages including beer and wine.