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Governor appoints Foulk as warden at HDSP

May 27, 2014 — California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced Frederic Foulk, 51, of Susanville, has been appointed warden at High Desert State Prison, where he has served as acting warden since 2013. Foulk has served in multiple positions at HDSP since 2006, including chief deputy administrator, correctional administrator and facility captain.

Supes recognize Vander Ploeg’s service

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 — Former county counsel Rhetta Vander Ploeg served her last day on May 16, but before her departure, the board of supervisors took the opportunity to recognize her years of service with the county.

On behalf of the supervisors, board chairman Larry Wosick presented Vander Ploeg with a proclamation during a Tuesday, May 13 meeting. She is now working for attorney Jim Curtis in Sierra County.

Newly hired county counsel and current district attorney Bob Burns hired Vander Ploeg in 2008 as a deputy district attorney where she served until 2012 when she assumed the job as county counsel.

Burns said Vander Ploeg was his single best hiring decision and described her as having a great personality and someone who came to be a friend.

County receives good audit

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 — Lassen County received a good audit report for the 2012-2013 fiscal year and, according to the outside auditor, it is among the smaller counties that are doing better than others across the state.

Fausto Hinojosa, of Price Page and Company, out of Clovis, presented the audit report at a Tuesday, May 20 meeting of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors.

According to Hinojosa, the county received a clean opinion, which finds the financial statements are presented in accordance with the accounting rules set by the governmental accounting board.

City pays off golf course debt

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 — The city of Susanville will use one-time revenues it will receive this year to pay off some outstanding debts — including money borrowed for the city owned Diamond Mountain Golf Course, payment on the PERS Side Fund Debt Service and a partial funding of the General Fund Reserves.

Mayor Rod DeBoer and councilmembers Brian Wilson, Cheryl McDonald and Nicholas McBride voted to approve the ordinance. Councilmember Lino Callegari voted no.

Susanville man charged with attempted murder

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 — A Susanville man was charged with attempted murder after Susanville Police Department officers responded to an alleged altercation with a firearm at about 12:15 p.m. Friday, May 23 in the area of the 1600 block of Fifth Street.

According to a press release from the police department, two people in the Susanville Grocery Outlet parking lot stopped officers en route to the scene and claimed Jerome Thomas, 21, allegedly fired several shots with a rifle toward their vehicle.


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