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Snowboarder takes fifth in nationals

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 — The results are in. Adam Laboda, a 7-year-old Chester Elementary first-grader and avid snowboarder, did his hometown proud when competing in the USA Snowboard Association National Championships at Copper Mountain, Colorado.
    “Adam did really great in slope style although he did not get in top 10 due to his pretty bad fall in the first run,” father Filip Laboda said. “He did, however, place fifth in the giant slalom and fifth in slalom.”
    For the 2014-2015 season Adam trained on the Woodward Tahoe freestyle snowboard team, and competed in the USASA North Tahoe Series races.

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Sheriff’s office offers jail tours

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 — Do you want to learn more about our local sheriff’s office and tour its operations facilities?
    The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office hosts its fourth annual Open House from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 at its office at 1415 Sheriff Cady Lane, Susanville. Sheriff’s staff will be available to provide tours of the Sheriff’s Office and county jail.
    The schedule starts at 4:30 p.m. with a department and jail tour. The sheriff’s presentation and Q&A session will begin at 6 p.m., and from 6:30 to 7 p.m. there will be a demonstration with K9 officer Brinks and his handler Deputy Brandon Vinson.

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Hammond admits conflict of interest in vote to sell Herlong property

Monday, May 11, 2015 — Lassen County District 5 Supervisor Tom Hammond admitted his Oct. 8, 2013 vote to sell the county’s Local Reuse Authority property in the Herlong town center to Pezzullo and Smith, LLC violated the law. Hammond also agreed to pay a $2,500 fine.

Hammond admitted the violation according to a stipulation between the supervisor and the California Fair Political Practices Commission announced today when the commission posted the agenda for its May 21 meeting.

According to the FPPC documents, “Hammond violated the Political Reform Act by making a governmental decision in which he had a material financial interest, in violation of Government Code Section 87100 … ” when he voted to approve the sale as part of the consent agenda at the Lassen County Board of Supervisors Oct. 8, 2013 meeting.

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Museum hosts open house

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 — The Lassen Historical Museum is starting its season with an open house and season kickoff.
    From 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, interested participants and Lassen Historical Society members can celebrate the summer kickoff at the Lassen Historical Museum at 115 N. Weatherlow St.
    The kickoff will be held in conjunction with the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce.
    According to Tony Jonas, president of the historical society, the event is an opportunity to garner more Lassen Historical society members and to show off the museum.

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City may ban medical marijuana cultivation

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 — In a surprise move, the Susanville City Council directed city staff to create an ordinance that would ban the cultivation of medical marijuana with the city limits.
    According to its agenda, the council was to approve the second reading of an ordinance that would have allowed medical marijuana cultivation with a number of restrictions in response to complaints from residents and public safety concerns from law enforcement.
    Two provisions of that proposed ordinance came under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California — the ordinance’s registration and inspection requirements.

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