Oct. 29, 2013 — Throughout my life, my family and I have always relied on one place to find gifts for special occasions: Leslie’s Jewelry.
It has never disappointed, so it was sad hearing owners Curt and Dana Hirsche are closing the doors and retiring at the end of the year. Of course, I certainly don’t blame them after putting in years of hard work in providing customer service and keeping the business running, but it will be an adjustment knowing the store is not going to be here anymore.
Leslie’s Jewelry has just always been there and I think it can even be considered an icon in the community as it was established 83 years ago. That is a lot of customers served.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 — A photo posted on the Internet last week showed a jumble of grocery carts, heaped with product abandoned in the checkout lines of a Walmart in northern Louisiana. The people who filled the carts with groceries had walked out of the store when management announced the electronic benefit cards (EBT) shoppers were using now registered appropriate spending limits.
A run on the grocery section of two Walmart stores was prompted when food stamp recipients learned their EBT cards had no credit limits due to a computer glitch. According to police who responded to a call made by Walmart managers, some shoppers had eight to 10 carts full of groceries.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 — Staff from Lassen County’s Department of Planning and Building Services will hold a pair of informational meetings next week in Herlong and Doyle to present information to South County residents regarding grant opportunities for community and economic development. A total of about $1.6 million in grant funding from the state of California has been allocated for the area and about $1.4 million remains available.
Newly elected District 5 Supervisor Tom Hammond, who represents the South County area, arranged the meetings to give his constituents a chance to learn about the programs first hand from the county staff that will administer them.
South County residents have complained their needs have been ignored, and the county’s failure to properly administer grant funding in the area became one of the issues in the recent recall campaign that put Hammond in office.
Oct. 15, 2013 — Susanville City Councilmember Lino Callegari recently changed his mind about supporting a plan for the city to contribute up to $200,000 a year, an amount to be matched by the Lassen County Board of Supervisors, to fund a joint powers agreement to form a commission to manage the construction of a pool in Susanville.
According to Callegari, the old Roosevelt Pool and the building that houses it could be refurbished and put back into service. Callegari said he’s uncomfortable committing future city councilmembers to funding a project they did not approve, and should some unforeseen development derail the process, his constituents and taxpayers from the city of Susanville would have to pick up the tab. He suggested the voters should be the ones to make the decision about how to proceed with the pool project.
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