65 years ago
Housing for 20 veterans with families who will attend Lassen Junior College this fall will be ready for them within two months. One of the units, accommodating eight families, will be near Roop’s Fort on city land. The other two, for 12 families, will be near the school. The houses are surplus war units and are being shipped from Vancouver, Wash.
40 years ago
The Democrats’ tax reform program has passed the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, on a strict partyline vote, but the $2 billion a year plan faces stiff opposition from house Republicans and the governor.
In its amended form, the program would eliminate all property taxes on homes worth $16,000 or less, double state income taxes during the next two years and leave nobody earning more than $30,000 exempt from taxes. It would also raise sales tax by 1 percent to pay for $1.27 billion in property tax relief, a further $800 million in renter income tax credits and increased state support for welfare and local school programs.
20 years ago
Lassen County Sheriff’s deputies last week escorted Michael Edwards and Damian Stevenson to Superior Court, where an 11-woman, one-man jury found both defendants guilty of all charges stemming from the Oct. 3, 1990, robbery and assault at the Jackpot Mini-mart in Susanville.
15 years ago
Former Lassen County Planning Commissioner Robert O. Elliot is seeking to sell his real estate business to pay back a loan from the county and bolster his hog operation.
Elliot’s lawyer said in a statement filed in federal bankruptcy court that he wants permission to sell his business for $400,000 to help pay off the $295,000 loan given to him while he was a member of the planning board in 1993.
10 years ago
The Arizona Pipeline Company broke ground last week on Susanville’s natural gas distribution system.
Five years ago
Sierra Army Depot will not close and its mission is likely to expand.
Lassen County residents received the official news report at 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 13.
Releasing the Base Realignment and Closure Commission decision three days and four hours earlier than the Department of Defense originally planned, the news was that the huge depot will continue its multi-faceted missions.
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved two emergency ordinances at a special evening meeting held at Jensen Hall in Susanville on Tuesday, May 11 that impose a 45-day moratoria on the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries and/or cultivation of medical marijuana in the unincorporated areas of the county.
The board also directed staff to review potential regulatory procedures and policies regarding the appropriate zoning of marijuana dispensaries and gardens. The board must hold a public hearing to extend the moratoria beyond 45 days for a period of 10 months. The board also could approve a second 10-month extension.
In order to enact the emergency ordinances, the board determined there is “a current and immediate threat to public health, safety and welfare” from several new medical marijuana dispensaries or gardens in the county. According to county staff, “medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation are not defined in Lassen County Code Title 18 (Ordinance 467) and are therefore not allowed by right or by use permit in Lassen County.”
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