30 years ago
Susanville resumed negotiations with CP National to purchase the city water system. Voters approved buying the system in October 1979, thus approving a $1.7 million bond for the transaction.
Water rates were expected to be sufficient to allow for necessary improvements and expansion of the system.
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.