120 years ago
Frank Splan was tried for petty larceny before Justice Blake and sentenced to pay a $30 fine or spend 30 days in jail.
The evidence shown Splan borrowed a mule from Jim Elledge to ride to town. When he got to town he forgot to whom the mule belonged and sold it to Hi Saskin.
When the latter found out the mule did not belong to Splan, he had him arrested with the above result.70 years ago
Heavy equipment for an extensive mining operation on the McDow property on Diamond Mountain, six miles south of Susanville, arrived on the scene late in the week.
It was to be a deep-mining quartz project and the ore had been assayed high in gold and silver.
45 years ago
The Board of Trustees of the Susanville School District called for bids for the construction of an additional classroom at McKinley School. The classroom was to be used for special classes and added to an original wing of the school. The cost of the classroom was estimated at $25,000.
30 years ago
Residents of a Susanville mobile home park complained to the county supervisors of stinking, malodorous well water contaminated by diesel oil. Apparently the water had become contaminated by fuel that overflowed from storage drums and leached into the wells.
20 years ago
Fears of an early forest fire season eased somewhat last week when an end-of-May storm brought rain and snow to Lassen County. Residents in Westwood, Eagle Lake and Spaudling saw about two inches of the white stuff, while Susanville recorded nearly two inches of rain.
A spokesman for the Lassen National Forest said the added moisture from the storm “gives us about two or three weeks of breathing room.”
10 years ago
Lassen County Superior Court Judge Stephen Bradbury wants to make sure the court makes the right decision in a case he believes ventures into uncharted legal territory and will almost certainly eventually be decided by California’s appellate court.
Susanville resident Antonio Cabreras Landeros, 27, faces up to 56 years in state prison on five felony charges of molestation. This victim is a 14-year-old Susanville girl.
Five years ago
The Lassen Municipal Utility District Board of Trustees unanimously voted not to pursue future participation under Boise Board of Control’s Memorandum of Understanding, commonly known as the Arrowrock Project.
The unanimous vote came with a great deal of discussion among the board members who discussed openly their respective concerns over the proposed project.
More than 300 correctional officers and support staff at Susanville’s two state prisons may eventually lose their jobs.
Seth Unger, press secretary for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said the department sent out 3,665 layoff notices to correctional officers and other prison workers across the state on Friday, May 15.
At the California Correctional Center, 82 employees received layoff notices — 50 of those went to correctional officers.
At High Desert State Prison, 223 employees received layoff notices — 185 of those went to correctional officers.
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