Volume XVI Issue 107 | Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

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Adopt A Pet from the Lassen

County Animal Shelter – Dasko

Again this week the Lassen County Animal Shelter is reaching out to GSD lovers. This boy is another handsome one with a great temperament.

Sweet Dasko is in search of his new, loving forever home for the New Year. He’s big, adoring, and ready to leave the shelter life behind for an upgrade into a warm and caring family home.

Dasko is 6 years old and well trained. He’ll sit when asked and walks well on a lead. He’s dog social, however staff feels he would do best paired with a female in a potential new home rather than another male.

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Testing and evaluations have yet to be done to see how he gets along with smaller dogs/cats, but his previous owner did state that he was cat friendly.

Prior to coming to the shelter Dasko was not exposed to children, though during his stay he’s met with small children and did very well.

Dasko is neutered, UTD on his vaccinations, heartworm tested negative, and microchipped. If interested in learning morning about Dakso, call the Lassen County Animal Shelter at 1.530.257.9200.

Additional: If there are dogs already in the home, it is suggested that potential adopters bring them to the shelter to do a meet and greet with the new dog.

Featured animals at the Lassen County Animal Shelter are available for adoption on a first-come-first-serve basis. According to California law, all adoptable dogs and cats must be spayed and neutered before leaving our facility. If interested in adopting an animal, please contact the shelter directly.

Current shelter hours during the COVID-19 pandemic are Monday through Friday, 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. You can contact the shelter at 257-9200.

California Highway Patrol Highlights New Traffic Laws for 2024

As we head into the new year, the California Highway Patrol is educating the public on traffic safety laws that were passed during this year’s legislative session and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. The laws referenced below took effect on January 1st, unless otherwise noted.

Vehicles: Registration – AB 256 (Dixon)

Existing law requires current month and year tabs to be displayed on the registered vehicle’s rear license plate. Beginning July 1st, 2024, and until January 1st, 2030, a violation of vehicle registration shall not be the sole basis for any enforcement action before the second month after the month of expiration of a vehicle’s registration.

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However, if a vehicle is stopped for any other Vehicle Code violation, enforcement action for a violation of vehicle registration may be taken before the second month following the month of expiration. Late registration fees from the Department of Motor Vehicles will still apply.

Vehicle Removal: Expired Registration (AB 925, Ta)

Requires a peace officer or traffic enforcement official to verify the lack of current vehicle registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles before towing a vehicle for expired registration longer than six months and prohibits the vehicle from being towed if the officer or traffic enforcement official does not have immediate access to those records.

Vehicles: Speed Safety System Pilot Program – AB 645 (Friedman)

The cities of Los Angeles, Oakland, San Jose, Glendale, Long Beach, and the City and County of San Francisco may install a limited number of cameras to enforce speed limits for a five-year pilot period in school zones and designated “safety corridors” – locations that have a high occurrence of fatal and injury crashes – and areas known for illegal street racing. Recorded violations will be subject to a civil penalty.

Vehicles: Stopping, Standing, and Parking – AB 413 (Lee)

Designed to increase visibility at crosswalks, this law prohibits parking or stopping a vehicle along a curb at least 20 feet from a marked crosswalk or 15 feet of a crosswalk where a curb extension is present. The regulation only applies to the side of the road of the vehicle’s approach to the crosswalk. Local jurisdictions may establish different distances through local ordinances by marking areas with signs or paint.

Cruising – AB 436 (Alvarez)

The law removes city and county authority to regulate cruising via local ordinances. Additionally, the law legalizes “lowrider” vehicles to cruise California’s streets, by removing the height restriction on lowered vehicles.

Automobile Dismantlers: Catalytic Converters – AB 641 (Fong)

This law redefined an automobile dismantler to include individuals in possession of nine or more catalytic converters. Additionally, the law creates penalties for individuals illegally acting as an automobile dismantler. Individuals and businesses who have a legitimate purpose for having catalytic convertors, such as repair shops, will be excluded from penalty.

Vehicles: Catalytic Converters – AB 1519 (Bains)

This law makes it illegal to remove a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) marking from a catalytic converter. It also makes it illegal to possess three or more catalytic converters that have had their VIN markings removed.

Vehicles: Catalytic Converters – SB 55 (Umberg)

This law requires a motor vehicle dealer or retailer to have the catalytic converter engraved or etched with the VIN before a new or used truck or car is sold. The law does allow for the purchaser to decline having the VIN etched or engraved on the catalytic converter.

Emergency Notification: Ebony Alert: Missing Black Young – SB 673 (Bradford)

This legislation establishes the “Ebony Alert,” which allows law enforcement agencies to request the CHP to activate an alert for Black youth, including young women and girls between 12 to 25 years of age, who are reported missing under unexplained or suspicious circumstances, at risk, developmentally disabled, cognitively impaired, or who have been abducted.

Emergency Services: Endangered Missing Advisory – AB 946 (Nguyen)

This new law will aid in the recovery of missing persons who do not meet the age restrictions associated with the AMBER and Silver Alerts. The new law authorizes law enforcement agencies to request the CHP activate the “Endangered Missing Advisory” for public distribution of missing person information within appropriate geographical areas when specific criteria is met.

Vehicle Safety Regulations – SB 68 (McGuire)

This law authorizes the CHP to establish rules and regulations allowing commercial vehicles capable of carrying more than 500 gallons of fuel to exceed the standard

10 hours-of-service limit during Governor-declared State of Emergencies. The exception only applies for the purpose of vehicles transporting fuel for refueling aircraft used in emergency-related activities, including fire suppression.

Pupil Transportation: Driver Qualifications – SB 88 (Skinner)

This law will require drivers and their vehicles which are used by a local educational agency to provide pupil transportation for compensation, to meet certain safety requirements.

Vehicles: Zero-Emission School Buses: Signage – SB 775 (Padilla)

This law authorizes a school district, county office of education, or charter school using a zero-emission school bus to transport pupils at or below the 12th-grade level to place signage on the rear of the zero-emission school bus that identifies the school bus as a clean air zero-emission bus. It also authorizes the CHP to issue guidelines governing the size and placement of that signage.

Agenda: January 3rd, 2024

Susanville City Council Meeting

The Susanville City Council will hold a regular meeting, January 3rd, in City Council Chambers at 66 North Lassen Street.

The meeting will begin at 4:30p.m. Click here to download a printable agenda.

Reports and documents relating to each agenda item are on file in the Office of the City Clerk and are available for public inspection during normal business hours and at the meeting.

These reports and documents are also available at the City’s website.

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Looking to Make a Difference?

Be a Lassen Family Services Board Member

If you are looking for a way to make a difference in our community or know someone who would make a great fit to inspire and lead an agency striving to end abuse, Lassen Family Services is looking for dedicated new members for their Board of Directors.

LFS is a domestic violence and sexual assault crisis agency committed to ending abuse in our community through Prevention, Healing, Advocacy, Safety, Education, compassionate intervention, and effective partnerships with local community and social service agencies that will support and empower the participant’s journey to success.

For more information, contact lfsadmin@lassenfamilyservices.org or call 530-257-5459.

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The Arnold Mill at ‘the rocks’ on the Susan River with the

Susanville Grammar School on the hill in the background

Fire at the Schoolhouse

January 2, 1902

What might have been a disastrous fire occurred at the Susanville Public School building last Monday morning, and had it not been for the prompt and heroic efforts of our citizens that handsome structure would now be a smoldering ruin.

The fire caught from the furnace. The heat in the air-chamber was so intense that the woodwork was ignited or at least this sems to be the pet theory of those who assisted in the work of extinguishing the flames.

But, of course, a careful examination may throw a new light on the problem.

The morning was an exceptionally cold one, and the janitor had put on a little more than the usual heat. The rooms filled with smoke, and the teachers dismissed school. None of the pupils suspected that the building was on fire, and all went out quietly, expecting to be recalled in a short time.

An investigation followed, with the result that the fire was located immediately above the furnace.

Lively work followed and the building was saved, after a loss of from $800 to $1,000 had resulted.

We are unable to state at this time just when the schools will reopen; it will be just as soon as possible, however, and due notice will be given.

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If you are a fan of our daily history stories you should join the Lassen Historical Society! It's a fun way to be a part of our county's rich history. When you sign up you'll receive regular Historical Society newsletters with interesting stories and information. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in area history.

Through your membership you help preserve local history. You can download a membership application by clicking here.

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Congratulations to Jenny Robinson, the

winner of this week's Pizza Factory giveaway!

You too could win a large one-topping pizza from the Susanville or Janesville Pizza Factory locations just by entering our weekly giveaway!

Just click here and follow the link to our handy entry form. You can enter once per day from each email address. We'll announce our weekly winner right here next Monday morning.

The prize is good for take-out or dine-in orders only, sorry no delivery.

Good luck and enjoy that yummy Pizza Factory Pizza!

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