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.; 6 Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007 Lassen County Times, Westwood PinePress ~m dinq and six miles north otShingletown ""-' "*+'"+*" '" + '+ probably occurred along the Bear Creek fault. One of the few northeasbsouthwest . =--- ---: 2: ~,~ Previous week '= After seven consecutive weeks and 27 trending faults in Northeastern Califor- of the last 28 weeks at double-digit fig- nia. Later tn the week. a M 1,6 temblor ures, it finally appears as though the re- was detected about ten miles southwest qion has turned a corner and produced of Shlngletown in the Battle Creek drain- its third straight week below the 10 aoe, It likely occurred along the Battle quake-per-week mark. The last time ac- Creek fault zone. another northeash tivitv was this'low for this long was in southwest trending fault zone, Together. February of this year. these faults uplift the ground in the vi- m The largest earthquake measured M ctniiy of Cottonwood andcreate the goose- 2.0 and occurred at 11:09 p.m. Thursday, neck bends in the Sacramento River. October Yl, about 24 miles east of Red- m A M 1.6 t~iqgered north of Susanville, with grant money offered by the School Breakfast Program, which provides money to schools for stu- dents' breakfast. For the application process, all of the appliances needed to upgrade the kitchens had to be identified including ovens, microwaves, sinks and refrigerators. Mitchell said the kitchen at CHS was operating out of two bathrooms carelessly con- verted into kitchen space. The kitchen did not have hot water, if it was needed, it IAt~bhnOl~lAl~'~ ~ +II~,:~ t'~ time for a large earthquake, but there Regional S 3 0 I 8 are definitely times that are really, really Previous week 5 1 O. I 6 bad, and this week was one of them. For- tunately, it did not happen and emergen- It .vas another relative quiet seismic cy efforts could be concentrated more week in Northeastern California. po~ttng effectively. We all should consider our its fourth consecutive week of s~gle- safety options and remember that large digit activity. Remarkable is that it comes earthquakes will happen, that tectonic after more than a half a year of nearly forces are still going on, and that it is only consecutive double-dicjit activity. Coinci- a matter of time before our region gets dently, earthquake activity has been re- rocked again. True mega-disasters are laxed storewide as well. With wildfires rare, but it only takes one to wreck your raging elsewhere in the state, the last life. Maybe now is a good time to check thing California needed was a major on that preparedness kit or think of an earthguake. There is probably no good emerqency plan for home or at work. The kitchen at Spring Ridge Community Day School was recently remodeled and now features cupboards and stainless steel appliances including a oven, microwave and refrigerator. Photo by Ruth Ellis ances and hot water. Meals are not prepared at CHS. Food is delivered from Lassen High School's cafete- ria and is served in food warmers, so the only cooking appliance needed at CHS was kitchen now has a cook top stove, cupboards and a dish- washer. The new appliances are useful because part of the community day school cur- riculum teaches students had to be retrieved from the a conventional oven, Mitchell cooking and other life skills, teacher's lounge down the said, Mitchell said. hall, Mitchell said. Two The Lassen County Health The kitchen is not just used refrigerators were located in Department performed an to serve lunch but students different places, and the inspection on the new use it to prepare meals. kitchen did not have a sink. kitchet~ and were pleased . Students have the opportu- During the remodeling with the changes, he said. nity to write recipes and as process, the t, wo bathrooms According to Mitchell, they cook. They also incorpo- were constructed into one big Spring Ridge Community rate math skills while work- kitchen area and the facility Day School had a very limited ing with measurements. now features non-porous kitchen with 0nty a small Recently, students made walls, stainless steel appli- sink and refrigerator. The pork tenderloin, salsa, Em rg n,t urn ban l J No th e e %, ' r ern As of Thursday, Nov. 1, the Southern California. CAL FIRE provided some tips emergency ban on burning in Another reason was for people who plan on burn- Lassen County has been lift- because of an expected ed. "Foen" wind blowing through The Lassen/Modoc Unit of Lassen County. A Foen wind the California Department of is a north-to-south wind event Forestry and Fire Protection that brings high-velocity lifted the ban they instituted on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in all areas within Lassen, Modoc and Plumas counties. CAL FIRE stated in an Oct. 23 press release one of the main reasons it instituted the ban in Northern California was because of a statewide draw of resources from the fires in winds and heat to Northern California, similar to the Santa Ana winds that caused problems for firefighters in Southern California. CAL FIRE officials predicted the wind to hit between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30, the same length as the emergency ban. In an Oct. 30 press release, ing in residential areas dur- ing the remainder of the burn season: Residents may be held civilly and criminally liable for any fires that escape their control. Burning can only be done on permitted burn days. To find out if it is a permitted burn day, contact your local Air Pollution Control District. The Lassen County branch can be contacted at (530) 251-8110. mashed potatoes, fried green beans and a banana split cake and Mitchell said the presen- tation was unbelievable. Lassen Union High School District maintenance crews did most of the construction work and contractors per- formed some of the electrical and plumbing jobs. As part of the condition of the grant, CHS and the com- munity day school staff have to promote eating a healthy breakfast and healthy ~ating patterns. ornia Only natural vegetative materials such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings may be burned. ,Do not burn household garbage. Do not burn on windy days. You cannot burn in a bar- rel unless you have received authorization or a permit from the local APCD. You do not need a burn permit until May 1, 2008. For more information, visit CAL FIRE's Lassen/Modoc Unit Web page at cdflmu.o~'g. ThankyOUt h+eSe sponSOrS' ' : for making our 5th Annual Toy Run such a success! Wild Hare Sign Co. Beatty Construction Janice's Peanut Farm Quincy Drug Quincy Pizza Factory Sav-Mor Foods The Giving Tree Carolyn's Wild Flowers Amy @ Body & Soul+ Nancy @ Shear Pleasure Mi Casita Krissy.'s Sandwich Shop Dunn's Native Touch Moon's Champions Pizza Curves Car6 Le Coq Express Coffee Shop Plumas Co. Glass Corey's Auto Repair DeMartile Papa's Donuts American Valley Hardware Plumas Massage Therapy Pangaea's Caf6 & Pub Stoney's La Sierra Lanes Foley's Valero's Plumas Caf+ Sweet Lorraines Sugar Pine Aviation Gold Pan Motel Quincy TOW The Glassworks Quincy Chiropractic & Sports Care Poh's Welding Mt. Tomba Feather Publishing CO. Starbucks (Chalet View Lodge) C.].'s Auto Repair Briar Patch Graeagle Mill Works Grizzly Grill Nail Boutique The Spa The Happy Hunting Ground Classic Image Gold Country The Woolroom The Barber Shop Debbie Dogs DeAnn Potter (Hair It Is) Mill Creek Fish 'N' Chips All The Best Quincy Natural Foods Martha Flynn's Ches & Sam Pence American Valley Animal Hospital Lassen Pest Control Fabrication Masonry Greenhorn Guest Ranch Gene Bailey Mike Gamberg Quincy Elks Two Much Fun Club Rosie Anderson Donna & Charlie Read Mike Tweedle Inge Stone DP Electrical Red House Art The Garden Shop Vintage Gardens Valu-Wise Variety Tangles Blue Petunia Gifts Plumas Expeditions La Casa Bella My Sisters Closet Body & Soul Dupont Lee Schwab The Hot Spot Monolith Plumas Sights & Sounds Plumas Motors Ayoobs Stone Leaf Forest Stationers Mountain Building Madden Plumbing Great Northern Hair Co. The Bike Shop Main St. Appliance Napa Quincy Appliance Carey's Candy Co. Bradley & Lawrence Eagles Nest Charlotte's Beauty Shop Changes Honey Lake gets digital TV upgrade Honey Lake Community Television Corp. has begun upgrading equipment in order to receive the higher quality television signals now being broadcast by large net- work TV stations in order to comply with the ne~v Federal Communications Commissions television broadcasting requirement for 2009. Beginning in 2009, televi- sion stations will no longer be able to broadcast their televi- sion signals in the older ana- log format and will only be able to' broadcast television signals in the newer higher quality digital format. In order to address this issue, HLTV has begun our conver- sion so we will be able to pro- vide viewers with better qual- ity signals as we become able to receive them from our translators located on Shatter Mountain. With these changes, the viewer will expe- rience a higher quality televi- sion picture, which will still be transmitted in the current analog signal with out having to purchase additional digital equipment. No date has been set from the FCC that will require television translators to transmit their television signals in the digital format, although it is expected that will occur in the near future. The first network signal that was affected by this upgrade Plumas Bank occurred in public television station KNPB channel 5 earnings decline" which is broadcast from Reno, Nev. The digital signal broadcast from KNPB is now delivered to Honey Lake Television customers in high- er quality on the same televi- sion sets our customers have been using all along. This is because Honey Lake Community Television's mountaintop translators, with the newly available equipment upgrade, are now capable of receiving the high- er quality digital signals and converting them back to ana- log signals for its customers to enjoy. Honey Lake Television Corp. will contin- ue to upgrade each of the translators to broadcast these higher quality signals as equipment is received and installed. Honey Lake Community Television Corp. is proud to announce this latest upgrade Excavator w/thumb, Backhoes, Grade Tractor, Rollers, Cat D-4, Bobcat, Demo Equip Water & Dump Trucks Commercial & Residential, Lic. A, C-8 #748526 Chester, Lake Almanor 258-1917 Chieo 891-194.7 to its service while continu- ing to provide the best televi- sion viewing value for its cus- tomers. Watc'h for your name :Congratulations! . Robert Donnell of Susanville You have won 2 FREE passes to Sierra Theatre or Uptown Cinema Youhave 7 days from this publica- tion ~o stop by the Lassen County Times al 100 Grand Avenue and pick them up. Winners are picked at random from the Times mailing List. Plumas Bancorp, a bank holding company and the par- ent company of Plumas Bank, released its earnings for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. Earnings totaled $1.3 million, a decline of $118,000 or 8.5 percent, from the same period in 2006. Nine-month net income was $3.4 million, a decline of $521,000, 13.4 percent, from the $3.9 million earned dur- ing the same period in the prior year. According to bank officials, the decline in earnings dur- ing the third quarter of 2007 as compared to the third quarter of 2006 is primarily related to an increase in interest expense of $261,000 and an increase in non-inter- est expense of $181,000. Douglas N. Biddle, presi- dent and chief executive offi- cer, said, "During the second quarter we opened our Redding branch in a tempo- rary location, with a perma- nent location expected to open during the first haft of 2008 We have also added an experienced government guaranteed lender in Auburn and we were recently award- ed admission to the Preferred Lender Program by the Small Business Administration."