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Medical marijuana ordinance moves forward

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — After a public hearing and nearly 90 minutes of discussion by councilmembers, the chief of police, city staff and local growers, the Susanville City Council narrowly approved waived the first reading and introduced Ordinance 15-0997, a zoning measure that regulates the cultivation of medical marijuana within the city limits.

“The ordinance before you is well refined through several public meetings,” said Tom Downing, chief of police.

He said the Susanville Planning Commission reviewed the ordinance and made suggestions and revisions, and the revised ordinance was again discussed by the planning commission and then approved.

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Commission approves acquisition of One-Stop property

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — The Lassen County Planning Commission unanimously approved the consideration of the acquisition and disposal of two properties.

At the Wednesday, April 1 commission meeting, the board members approved the disposal of property in Westwood, and the acquisition of property in Herlong by the county. The matter will now come before the Lassen County Board of Supervisors for approval.

“There wasn’t anything inconsistent in the general plan with transferring the properties,” said associate planner Matt May, on the approval.

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Police department conducts pedestrian safety event


A plain clothes police officer walks through the crosswalk during a pedestrian safety operation held Monday, April 6. Photo submitted 


Monday, April 6 — As a way to raise awareness, officers from the Susanville Police Department conducted a pedestrian safety operation Monday, April 6.

According to a press release from the police department, a plain clothes officer crossed Main Street as a pedestrian and drivers who did not yield were stopped by a uniformed officer.

Drivers were either given a verbal warning or were issued a citation for a vehicle code violation

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IGA customers donate $1,000 to pool


Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — The Pennies for the Pool drive got a big boost last week thanks to a $1,000 donation collected from customers at Susanville Supermarket IGA. Todd Eid, left, and Susanville Supermarket owner Rick Stewart, right, present a $1,000 check to Lassen County Treasurer/Tax Collector Nancy Cardenas for Pennies for the Pool.

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Redding man arrested after high-speed chase

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — A Redding man is in custody in the Lassen County Jail after leading officers of the California Highway Patrol and the Lassen County Sheriff’s Department on a high-speed chase on Highway 44, A-21 and Highway 36 late Monday, March 30.

Timothy Clifford Pudwill, 57, is charged with suspicion of driving under the influence, reckless evasion, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license, according to a press release from the California Highway Patrol.

About 10:10 p.m. March 30, a motorist reported a vehicle on Highway 44 driving at erratic speeds, refusing to let others pass and brake checking.

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