Menu Please: Fire and Pizza at Cinders


In his 1983 book "Third Helpings," journalist Calvin Trillin investigated the infamous Fried Chicken Wars of Crawford County, Kansas. It seems that Chicken Annie had made a name for herself in the 1930s until 1943, when Chicken Mary opened up her fried chicken palace at the corner where customers turned off the main road to [...] Read More

Free Therapy # 57: Chasing Happy(1)

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult — once w...

Erin Francoeur, New Libraries Director: ‘We’re not just checking out books’(2)

By Laura Christman
The new director of Shasta Public Libraries believes libraries are welcoming places where people of all ages learn and grow. “No matter who you are, there is something the library can do for you,”...


Clean-Up of Transient Camps on Hemsted Drive River Front(4)

One of the areas along the Sacramento River shoreline most affected by transient camps has been on the river front property below Hemsted Drive, north of the Cypress Street Bridge. The property is own...

Community Events

A Carnival with a Concert Comes to Redding(0)

March Fourth Marching Band brings a 17 member, big-band experience to the Cascade Theatre this Sunday. Imagine Duke Ellington meets Sgt. Pepper. Redding is the final show of this year’s birthday tou...

State of Jefferson – A Modest Proposal – Part 3: Behold, The Autonomous Region of Jefferson(12)

By Steven Towers
So, State of Jefferson fans, here’s my plan. I’m not claiming that it’s fleshed out entirely, and I’m not guaranteeing that it would work, but it’s a start. First, Jefferson proponents wo...


Just Sayin’: Hindsight Subject (Does It) Matter?(2)

So, I whined to Doni the other day, "What happens if I run out of stuff about which to write?" She answered something to the effect of, “If you’re still alive, you’re making new material!” Oh!...

Community Events

North State Live Music and Open Mics: March 4 – 10(5)

Wednesday, March 4 The California Honeydrops perform at the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant at 8 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449. Adrian Taylor performs at the California Brewing Company in Pa...

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Shasta Early Literacy Partnership Presents Take 10 & Do It Again(0)

Shasta Early Literacy Partnership (SELP) will present Take 10 & Do It Again taking place at multiple locations on Friday, March 20, 2015. SELP is proud to bring the Take 10 event to Shasta County ...

Community Events

To Nicaragua With Love: Silent Auction March 7 at The Atrium(1)

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Metaphorical Bullets Fly Over the Record Range-Mary Lake Conflict(7)

Collectively, Redding, its police department and one of its more popular neighborhoods have a high-powered headache on its hands, and it stems from the indisputable fact that shooting ranges and subdi...

Community Announcements

Exchange Club to honor Peace Officers of the Year(0)

  The Exchange Club of Redding will host its 42nd annual Peace Officer of the Year awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Win-River Resort & Casino. Congressman Doug LaMalf...


“One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” Coming to Shasta College Theatre(0)

The Shasta College Spring play will be the award winning “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” based on the iconic novel by Ken Kesey and written by Dale Wasserman. Veteran director Ken Hill returns...

Arts and Entertainment

Downton Abbey Finale: A Touching Proposal, Lovers’ Reunion, Sadly, 2016 Before Next Episode(2)

By Chad Grayson
This is a recap. There are major spoilers here.  It is a few weeks after Rose's wedding, and the family is getting ready to join the Sinderbys at Brancaster Castle, which they have rented for a shoot...

State of Jefferson – A Modest Proposal – Part 2: The Show-Stopper(20)

By Steven Towers
Here is the 800-pound gorilla in the room that State of Jefferson proponents seem loath to address: We need permission to secede from California. Any proposal that doesn’t tackle that issue head-on ...

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