Billy Jennison, the nightwatchman, had an adventurous Thursday night with a mysterious woman who was perambulating the streets in the dead hours of the night, closely wrapped in a shawl. Jennison followed her for some time and finally accosted her, but could get no clues as to who she was or what she meant by her strange behavior. He said she visited Chinatown and the graveyard in her rambles.
70 years ago
With a roster of 28 duly commissioned officers and 112 privates, the Lassen Union High School unit of California High School Cadets was assured state military recognition and was designated as Company E., the first separate battalion of cadets along with cadets from Chico, Oroville and Martinez.
45 years ago
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution of intention to terminate the lease of the Department of the Army on a 4.2-mile Herlong access road effective as of Dec. 1 on the condition that subsequently the road must be resurfaced.
It was reported the Department of Army wanted cancellation of the lease because of private development along the road.
25 years ago
Board of Supervisors moved another step closer to completing the Pittville Area Plan following a public hearing involving three areas of concern by property owners in the area. One of the areas involved a two-acre farm parcel and one of 30 acres. The landowners had requested their property be zoned commercial, although the county had designated about two acres of the property as commercial in the original planning.
20 years ago
The dwindling number of physicians in private family practice nationwide has become an acute ailment in Lassen County due in large part to recruiting problems created by the uncertain future of Lassen Community Hospital. Plans were being considered to designate the county, including Susanville, as “medically under served” and as a “health manpower shortage area.”
15 years ago
High winds played havoc with electrical lines, knocking out power to thousands of Lassen County residents. Debris or tree limbs interfered with the Caribou line at nine separate locations. More than 1.5 million customers north of Bakersfield lost power when wind damaged 32 500,000 volt transmission towers in the Deer Creek Area. Power in the county was restored early, thanks to a feed from the Honey Lake Power Plant in Wendel. It was the first time the local power plant and the Lassen Municipal Utility District worked together to restore power after an outrage.
10 years ago
With the electrical industry gone haywire, Susanville area consumers may soon see their electric bills double and for some, almost triple.
Five years ago
An apparent domestic dispute escalated into a hostage situation and then turned deadly in a home near Marr Road, about 10 miles east of Ravendale on the Madeline Plains, when a man identified as 49-year-old Harold Teeters, formerly of Susanville, was shot.
“It’s an officer-involved shooting,” said Steve Warren, sheriff-designate for the Lassen County Sheriff’s Department, at the scene as a SWAT team withdrew from the isolated compound and deputies secured the area at about 9 a.m., Friday morning.
Long Valley Charter School eighth-grader Kevin Basurto has written, illustrated and published a children’s book called “Dinosaurs.”
Basurto, 14, said he had to research the content for his 27-page book, which tells information about the different types of dinosaurs, how they lived and died.
In his book, Basurto says dinosaurs became extinct when an asteroid hit the earth 65 million years ago.
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