110 years ago
Since the Audubon Society and public sentiment have decreed that stuffed birds are not appropriate ornaments for civilized women, Washington girls of the smart set have taken to live birds.
Live birds are far more interesting, they say that the plumage of some birds that were too large to go on hats is far more brilliant than that of the small ones.80 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 residences situated on 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 now existing in the vicinity of Richmond Road and the Roosevelt School.
60 years ago
Sponsored by the local veterans of foreign wars, the Clifford Shows will be in Susanville with the carnival Tuesday, June 7 through Sunday, June 12, 1949.
35 years ago
High winds, rain and snow hit Northern California in a sustained storm which started on Friday.
In Susanville precipitation of 1.69 inches was recorded with heavy snow falling Monday through Tuesday. There was still about 10 inches on the ground this morning.
20 years ago
Planners of the October Bizz Johnson Rails to Trails Festival are facing a huge cleanup task in the wake of a fire that burned the old Susanville railroad depot Aug. 30.
Susanville Fire Chief John Malmquist said the fire was definitely “human caused.”
10 years ago
Westwood’s 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, Brooks has a chance to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Five years ago
It’s not yet winter but the flu has hit parts of Lassen County hard. Lassen High School sent 140 students home Thursday, Nov. 6 and by the end of the day 380 students were not in school. That is more than 30 percent of the school’s population.
Principal Carol Glenzer said she also had a few teachers gone.
A year ago
Good news for Susanville bowlers — the local alley may be open soon.
Larry and Lise Wosick, owners of Honey Lake Motocross Park in Milford, hope to complete an extensive remodel of the 12,500 square foot building by the first of the year and operate the bowling alley, bar, pizza restaurant and arcade.
“Lise and I love community projects,” Wosick said. “We just recently finished our hurdles with the track, and we saw the bowling alley was closed and decided to pursue it. When we looked into it, we found there were some people who wanted to buy the property and flatten the place. We thought, ‘What a pity.’ Our motivation was to try and make a deal and keep the bowling alley here.”
Wosick said he hopes to be open by the end of December.