135 years ago
There was quite an earthquake last Thursday at 11:35 p.m. The shock was heavy, and it lasted more than 20 seconds. The vibrations were from southwest to northeast.
70 years ago
From Westwood High School last year to a prominent place in the 1940 Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade, Miss Marba Spencer, a 1939 graduate of the school, was scheduled to lead the Long Beach State Marching Band.
45 years ago
The State Allocation Board approved a total of $20 million in applications for state school building aid for school construction projects in 32 districts and counties. Among the applications approved was the Lassen Union High School District for $1,271,410 for a $2,317,410 addition to Lassen High School. Construction was to include 14 classrooms and several vocational facilities.
30 years ago
A public hearing concerning the proposed Eagle Lake Estates project resulted in the Lassen County Planning Commission denying a tentative parcel map. The proposed project was described as a 35-lot subdivision with plots of 20 acres each located at the north end of Eagle Lake, 300 feet west of an adjacent to Heart Failure Grade.
25 years ago
The Lassen County Health Planning Council recommended the Board of Supervisors take action to help cancer reported under the auspices of the county Health and Human Services Department.
The program director of the department said the move at the county level was in answer to three specific areas related to cancer reporting which included the designation of cancer as a reportable disease, the collection system to determine the incidence of cancer in California and the designation of either regional or county departments as cancer reporting agencies by the Department of Health Services.
20 years ago
Nearly five years after Lassen College declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy as a result of its failed cogeneration plant, the college’s governing board became the first party to approve the proposed settlement. The plant’s bond holders were to get $3,386,000 — about 50 cents on the dollar.
10 years ago
Lassen County Superior Court Judge Ridgely Lazard ruled his extended gag order would remain in force and said Sacramento attorney Victor Haltom had not petitioned the court to lift the order as required by law.
The judge also criticized Lassen County Times’ coverage of the trial. Although the judge said he hadn’t read any of the newspaper stories, he said he’d received complaints that “a child is being revictimized by the Lassen County Times” coverage of the case.
Five years ago
Ambulances from REMSA will continue to provide service in Susanville while South Lassen EMT covers Janesville and Westwood.
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Dec. 21 directed county staff to finalize a provider agreement with the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority from Reno.
In an 86-page opinion, the California Supreme Court unanimously affirmed, in a 7-0 vote, the death penalty for Dennis Newton Ervine who was found guilty of the first-degree murder of Lassen County Sheriff Deputy Larry Griffith during an incident in the Ravendale area in March 1995.
Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns said he expects Ervine to engage in further appeals including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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