70 years ago
The Army selected Lassen College as one of 10 institutions to instruct an experimental pilot training program. The pilots were trained in the classroom before getting permission to fly.
40 years ago
Lassen College and Sierra College played a doubleheader in Rocklin that featured 14 home runs.
Meanwhile, people were lining the halls of Lassen College to donate blood during a special blood drive to aid student John Dawson. His gun jammed while target shooting and then later went off in his car, striking him in the leg and a friend in the ankle.
35 year ago
A raging inferno gutted Christie Furniture and Murray Insurance on Main Street. One firefighter was hospitalized and nine others were treated for smoke inhalation.
30 years ago
California State Lottery funds destined for individual school districts throughout the state’s 58 counties will amount to $117.4 million, according to State Controller Gray Davis.
For Lassen County schools, the recently released amount accounts for more than $8,000 increase over the last lottery return.
25 years ago
A local woman was hospitalized after being severely beaten by her 12-year-old daughter.
Another child, 13, already has racked a criminal record that would be astonishing to an adult.
The files on these cases are just some of the incidents on increasing youth violence that Deputy Probation Officer Ralph Friend had sitting on his desk last week.
20 years ago
New portable classrooms went in at Lassen High School last week with help from the Bragg Crane Company of Reno. The high school district hopes to have the new classrooms ready for the students by the time they return from spring break.
15 years ago
The Fair Political Practices Commission cannot confirm receipt of a 1989 letter from veteran Lassen County Supervisor Jim Chapman regarding clarification of potential conflicts of interest.
Chapman told the Times in a recent interview he contacted the FPPC in 1989 when he returned to politics. However, John Symgowick at the FFPC offices in Sacramento said the commission had no letter when contacted by the Times this week.
10 years ago
A surprise was in store for Mary Levada during the annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Saturday, March 18.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church hosted the dinner and Levada has volunteered her time to the event for 55 years.
Lino Callegari asked Levada, who was working in the kitchen and the serving line, to join him on stage at Monsignor Moran Hall.
Callegari gave Levada a floral arrangement with a small plaque attached to it.
Good news for correctional officers at Susanville’s two state prisons and across the state of California — they may finally have a contract for the first time since 2006. The tentative agreement is supposed to save the state money as well.
Chuck Alexander, executive vice president of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association announced a tentative contract agreement had been reached between the union and state of California negotiators Tuesday, March 15. The new contract must be ratified by the union and the state legislature before it takes effect.
According to a press release from Alexander, “The majority of the rights and protections that existed in our old MOU have been carried forward into this new MOU.”
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Parks, and amateur radio is celebrating this event with National Parks on The Air. The celebration began in Susanville on The National Historic Trails, TR14, Noble Emigrant Trail at Roop’s Fort. Janet Corey was instrumental in allowing operation from the Roop’s Fort area where 15 fellow amateur radio operators were contacted, from Washington to Southern California.