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Lassen County Chamber announces annual award winners

Friday, March 27, 2015 — Lassen Ale Works owners Margaret Liddiard, left, Julie Howard and Erik Jefferts receive an award honoring them as Chamber Business of the Year during a mixer on Thursday, March 19. For more photos, see the Tuesday, March 24, 2015 edition of the Lassen County Times.
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Charter school still in question

Friday, March 27, 2015 —Whether the Lassen Union High School District will offer a charter school is still in question, but if it does, it will not be for students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

Rather, it will only serve those in high school.

The decision is based on comments heard during a public hearing on March 10 , according to superintendent Bill McCabe.

Initially, the plan was to offer a sixth-through 12th grade charter, according to McCabe.

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The Lassen County Commission approves audits

Thursday, March 26, 2015 — Transportation Commission approved the audits for the 2013/2014 fiscal year.

The Lassen County Transportation Commission received an unmodified audit and the Lassen Transit Service Agency received an unqualified audit on its financial statements.

An unmodified and unqualified audit means the financial statements provide a fair view into the organization.

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Youth Orchestra celebrates ‘A Symphony for All Ages’

Youth Orchestra members posed for this official portrait after their March 17 performance.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 — Nearly 40 musicians of all ages and their musical mentors performed “A Symphony for All Ages,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 at the Susanville Assembly of God Church.

Conductor Carol Fontana offered her special thanks “to our youth orchestra members who are such a big part of our program, and to the parents, families and friends of these musicians. Your support of the Academy of Music and the Youth Orchestra makes all this possible.”

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Local’s documentary screens at Sierra Theatre

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — With the aid of a camera lens, filmmaker Molly Barber exposed the plight of young girls and women exploited sexually in Managua, Nicaragua and efforts to rescue them. Her work is documented in a film titled, “The Witness” and will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Sierra Theatre on Main Street in Susanville.

The documentary tracks her experience during a three-month period working with Breaking Chains, a nonprofit organization based in Latin America that has a mission “to fight for the freedom of women and innocent children who have been caught in the chains of prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual abuse.”

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