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Tyler Johnson, an eighth grader at Westwood High School, stands beside the science project “Food Coloring Mind Games?” which won first place at the Lassen County Science Fair.

Johnson brought his project to the meeting of the board of trustees for the Westwood Unified School District to ask for financial support to present his project at the California State Science Fair in Los Angeles on May 18 and 19.

Audience members advised him to approach local organizations for financial support as well. He needs finances to cover travel and lodging expenses.

Johnson said his project revealed how the brain influences taste.

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Seniors to register at LCC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — Some seniors taking the plunge from high school to higher education will have the opportunity to snag classes early and plan the upcoming semesters at Lassen Community College.

From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, the college will hold its annual Reg-To-Go event where high school seniors and their guardians can meet with financial aid and counselors to plan their time at Lassen College.

Potential students who took the assessment test can attend orientation and receive personalized packets detailing the classes they should take, if they already suggested a potential major.

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High school rescinds layoffs

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — Five layoff notices will be rescinded at Lassen High School so far.

Reinstated services are foreign languages, reading intervention and art/ceramics all by .17 full-time equivalents, or one class period. Additionally, a business teaching position is restored by four classes or .67 full-time equivalent, as well as a one full-time equivalent science teacher.

The rescissions were approved during a Tuesday, April 14 meeting of the Lassen Union High School District Board of Trustees.

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City offers low-flow showerheads

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Yvonne Estrada, an administrative assistant with the city of Susanville’s public works department, shows off the free low-flow showerheads the city offers to its water users. Interested customers can stop by the office at 720 South St. to obtain a free, low-flow showerhead. The showerheads also will be available to residents at the Spring Home and Garden Show, held Saturday, April 25 at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. For more information, call 257-1041.

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City residents must conserve water

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — Mandatory water conservation measures have arrived for residents in the city of Susanville.

Dan Newton, the city’s public works director, presented an update to the city council at its Wednesday, April 15 meeting in light of Governor Gerry Brown’s April 1 executive order and an extension of regulations by the State Water Resources Control Board for municipal water suppliers such as the city of Susanville.

Last year the city of Susanville adopted a State II Water Alert in response to the state’s actions, but Newton said the city did not actively enforce the restrictions since they came so late in the season, but he said the restrictions make sense now given the continuing drought and the upcoming summer watering season. He expects the water board to release new regulations Friday, April 17, after the newspaper’s deadline.

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