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For Anderson Woman, Guillain-Barre’ Awareness Month Never Ends

My life changed on Dec. 5, 2011. It was leading up to Christmas, my favorite time of the year. The house was decorated and the presents were wrapped. At KIXE, where I worked as the special events/volunteer coordinator, I managed more than 1,000 volunteers a year,  arranged for celebrities to make guest appearances and created [...]

O Artist: Susan Greaves – ‘Art … a Tribute to the Joys of Life’

This Louisana-bred, West-coast-trained, and Redding-nurtured artist used her university degree in applied art as a basis for subsequent study with outstanding master artists. She was a scholarship student of the acclaimed Sergei Bongart, of Los Angeles. Greaves’ widely collected oil paintings have been shown in galleries and competitions nationwide. Professional recognition includes invitational membership in [...]

When Bigger Becomes Smaller!

The Affordable Care Act (ACA-aka Obamacare) is a far reaching piece of legislation that has affected both the health care delivery system and the health care financing system. These are two very distinct partitions in what we call “health care” in this country. In terms of health care financing, insurance reforms are some of the [...]

Mistress of the Mix: The Scoop on the 2015-16 Cascade Theatre Performance Series

A few days ago, a thick manila envelope landed on my desk, filled with top secret stuff. It’s one of the wonderful privileges of being on the inside track at the Cascade Theatre, getting the scoop on the upcoming season before its released to the public. And one of the wonderful privileges of reading the [...]

Lassen National Park – 100 Years of Changing Landscape

The Cascade Mountains stretch from southern British Columbia, Canada, all the way into northern California. Part of the famed Ring of Fire – a string of volcanoes and mountains running throughout the Pacific Ocean – the southern Cascades contain hundreds of small- to medium-sized volcanoes. This includes more than 30 volcanoes that make up California’s [...]

Redding Council Moves to Bolster Police Records Management, Renew a Hotel ‘Bed’ Tax and Promote Bike & Pedestrian Paths

In a relatively quick and drama-free meeting, the Redding City Council took action Tuesday to streamline police record keeping, reiterate its support of a 2 percent “bed” tax to fund tourism marketing and establish a bicycle and pedestrian corridor between the Sacramento River Trail and downtown. Redding police records The council voted 5-0 to give [...]

Cancer Survivor Nikki Kallio Needs Your Help to Volunteer with Other Survivors in Africa

Life, as we know, sometimes throws us a curve. Former Redding resident Nikki Kallio experienced that in 2012 when she learned – four days before Christmas –  that she had early stage breast cancer. Add to it the equally unexpected news that she carried the BRCA-2 gene mutation, putting her at risk for recurrences and other [...]

The Blue Dot Report’s Dave Schlom: Lassen Celebrates 100-year Anniversary of its Great Eruption, and We’re Invited

Q: Welcome, Dave Schlom. Today, in your capacity as a Lassen National Park volunteer you’re talking with us about the upcoming anniversary of Lassen Peak’s eruption. Even so, many readers may know your name from the The Blue Dot Report on KCHO/KFPR, and may remember your weekly sign-off sentence, which never ceases to make me [...]

Disability: What’s the risk? What do I have?

Last week I introduced the concept of Disability Insurance and provided a primer on what to look for in basic coverage. The following graphic from the Council of Disabilty Awareness is rather telling about the risk of Disability. Most folks assume it will “happen to someone else”. Most large employers (over 100 employees) provide some [...]


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