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Society presents ‘Curse of the Ninth Symphony’

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 — Oh, my. Halloween is still months and seasons away and no one within eyeshot is really reading Edgar Allen Poe, but those two realities won’t stop the Susanville Symphony Society from presenting the “Curse of the Ninth Symphony” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at the Assembly of God Church on Richmond Road.

"This is one of the most challenging concerts the Susanville Symphony Society has performed to date,” said Ben Wade, the symphony’s artistic director and conductor. “Both the musicians and audience will be well spent and tired by the end of this one.

Supes to negotiate counsel contract

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 — Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns will be assuming a new role as county counsel.

After the Lassen County Board of Supervisors interviewed two candidates in closed session on Tuesday, April 1, county executive officer Richard Egan reported the board unanimously directed him to negotiate an employment contract with Burns and bring it back as soon as possible.

City’s public works director resigns

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 — Responding to an inquiry from the newspaper, Susanville City Administrator Jared Hancock acknowledged the city’s veteran public works director has resigned.

“Craig Platt resigned his post yesterday (Wednesday, April 2),” Hancock said. “That’s all I can say.”

Fire crews respond to early morning fire

Tuesday, April 8 — Firefighters responded to a garage fire on Forest Drive in Lake Forest early this morning, Tuesday, April 8.

According to Eric Ewing, chief of office of emergency services, the fire burned the outside wall and extended into the attic of the detached building.

Some damage was sustained to the structure and roof and there was minimal property damage to the items inside the garage, according to Ewing.
There was also good clearance around the building and no other structures were threatened.

Three engines from Lake Forest, CalFire and Susan River Fire Protection District responded to the incident at approximately 6:45 a.m.

The cause is under investigation.

Restoring history

Monday, April 7, 2014 — Immediately prior to Christmas 2013, the Big Valley Historical Museum and Library Complex in Bieber suffered a major mechanical failure of the furnace system. While no fire damage occurred to the facility, oily black soot poured into the building through the heating ducts, coating the building’s interior and contents.

Upon discovery, personnel from Lassen County Department of Public Works and the big Valley Historical Association immediately surveyed the site and determined repair to the heating system as well as cleaning the interior of the structure and its contents would be extensive and require the services of a professional restoration service.


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