120 years ago
Since the Audubon Society and public sentiment have decreed that stuffed birds were not appropriate ornaments for civilized women, Washington girls of the smart set had taken to live birds.
Live birds were far more interesting; they said the plumage of some birds too large to go on hats were far more brilliant than those of smaller birds.
90 years ago
A protest was made to the Lassen County Grand Jury against the existence of a Chinese lottery and other undesirable institutions in the vicinity of Richmond Road between the city limits and Roosevelt School.
The grand jury recommended the sheriff and district attorney take the necessary steps immediately to close all unlawful establishments that existed in the vicinity of Richmond Road and Roosevelt School.
70 years ago
Sponsored by the local veterans of foreign wars, the Clifford Shows would be in Susanville with a carnival.
45 years ago
High winds, rain and snow hit Northern California in a sustained storm.
In Susanville, precipitation of 1.69 inches was recorded with heavy snow falling later in the week.
30 years ago
Planners of the October Bizz Johnson Rails to Trails Festival were facing a huge cleanup task in the wake of a fire that burned the old Susanville Railroad Depot.
Susanville Fire Chief John Malmquist said the fire was definitely “human caused.”
20 years ago
Westwood resident Wayne Edward Brooks stood silent and still in a blue, double-breasted blazer and showed no emotion as a Lassen County Jury of seven men and five women found him guilty of six felony child molestation charges.
The jury also found Brooks, 47, guilty of three misdemeanor charges of battery (unwanted, non-sexual touching) and two felony special allegations.
With the verdict, Brookes had a chance to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
15 years ago
It was not yet winter, but the flu hit parts of Lassen County hard. Lassen High School sent 140 students home one day, and by the end of the day, 380 students were not in school. The total was more than 30 percent of the school’s population.
Principal Carol Glenzer said she also had a few teachers absent.
The people of Susanville have a justly deserved reputation for stepping up to lend a helping hand to those in need in the midst of a crisis or a disaster — last week offering donations to help the victims of the Camp Fire that burst into flames Thursday, Nov. 8 near Paradise, California, quickly burning most of the town to the ground.
Local radio station owner Rod Chambers recognized it was time for action, and he quickly organized the Camp Fire Rally held at Susanville Supermarket.
Donations raised in Lassen County for Camp Fire victims so far amount to about $60,000, more than half of Rotary’s goal, Chambers said. Susanville Rotary Club members donated $1,842 during their Wednesday luncheon, JDX donated $1,000 and employees at the California Correctional Center donated $2,800 to the relief effort.
Believe it or not, a man from Paradise staying in a local motel donated $100.