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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Supervisors pass medical marijuana ordinance
  • Junior Fishing Derby results
  • High school play celebrates the Bard
  • Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District responds to state
  • College baseball team wins final home game

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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LLTT acquires Bizz extension property

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The newly acquired 7.1-acre parcel of land by the historic Susanville railroad depot will help connect the Bizz Johnson Trail to the Susan River Greenway.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — The newly acquired property between the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot and Alexander Avenue is pushing forward the extension of the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail.

The Bizz extension property will help extended the Bizz Johnson Trail to the planned Skyline Bike Trail.

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Roop’s Fort roof project moves forward

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This plaque, erected by the Susanville Parlor No. 243 of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, recognizes Roop’s Fort, built in 1854.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — All it took to get the Roop’s Fort roofing project back on track was finding an engineer to sign off on the plans.

The impasse between Jared Hancock, city administrator, and the Lassen County Historical Society finally broke when Tony Jonas, the society’s president, told the Susanville City Council NST Engineering would be willing to sign the plans for a ramada-style roof at the oldest and perhaps most historic building in Lassen County.

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College hosts Disabilities Awareness Month events

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — Motivational speaker Tony Williams, a Chicago, Illinois classmate of Lassen Community College President Marlon Hall who was shot in the back by a gang sniper at age 15, will address students and the community as part of Disabilities Awareness Month.

According to a press release from the college, Williams will speak on topics “to keep youth out of harm’s way and in school” at 1 and 3 p.m. at Middleton Hall on the LCC campus.

Williams wrote an autobiography titled “Peace in My Dreams,” in which he recounts the March 27, 1973 incident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. The book describes his recovery process and explains what it’s like to suffer a spinal cord injury and then live with its aftermath.

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Voters to ultimately decide on state of Jefferson

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 —Whether Lassen County will secede from California and become part of the proposed 51st state is a decision that will ultimately be left for local residents to decide.

In a 3-to-2 vote, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors adopted a declaration and petition under the condition it’s approved by the voters during the June 2016 primary.

The decision was made during a Tuesday, March 17 meeting.

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