90 years ago
The local newspaper urged county residents to help clean the streets and storefronts of Susanville.
The announcement said citizens should prepare the town for a large influx of settlers expected to arrive after the city’s most prominent businessmen placed advertisements in East Coast newspapers in order to lure people to northeastern California.
65 years ago
Walter Ennis, of Susanville, was named a member of the National Cattlemen’s Association in Washington, D.C.
The organization focuses its activities on lobbying politicians to express the concerns of the nation’s cattle ranchers.
40 years ago
Herlong residents were rudely welcomed with the arrival of more than 200 gulls and other seafaring birds.
The flock spent nearly two days perched in neighbors’ backyards and in the middle of the streets.
Aviarist experts who were contacted said they believed the birds became disoriented and took a wrong turn during a recent coastal storm.
10 years ago
It’s official! Lassen High School has been named a California Distinguished High School by the state’s school recognition program.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell made the announcement on Wednesday, April 16.
LHS now ranks as one of the best high schools in the state, receiving honor along with 132 other schools — about 50 of which are high schools.
Five years ago
The first hurdles have been jumped and with the Lassen County Board of Supervisors’ approval of a Mitigated Negative Declaration for Susanville Ranch Park Trails, hikers and other park users will have 13.5 miles of new trails.
One year ago
The Susanville Police Department has been monitoring the progress of the Kony 2012 movement. Kony 2012 supporters are planning events nationwide to draw attention to their cause. A group of Susanville teens and others reportedly are planning a “Blanket the Night” campaign scheduled for the evening of April 20. The Susanville Police Department wishes to make sure potential participants are aware of the consequences of committing crimes in our community during this event.
According to Wikipedia, the Kony 2012 campaign began with a short film created by Invisible Children, Inc., and released on YouTube March 5, 2012 to draw awareness to Ugandan war criminal and International Criminal Court fugitive Joseph Kony.
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