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Matt’s Chats with Shelley Ridgley: The Low Down from the Woman Down Under

Meet my friend Shelley Ridgley, tucked away Down Under in Australia.  I like to think of her as my Friend From the Future because she’s in a time zone 18 hours ahead of me, which means just as I’m starting my Monday morning, she’s already moved on to Tuesday. It’s probably as close to time travel as I’m [...]

North State Live Music and Open Mics: January 27 – February 1

Tuesday, January 27 Jimmy Limo performs at the Mount Shasta Resort in Mount Shasta at 5:30 p.m. (800) 958-3363. In Chico, Shenanigan’s has an open mic beginning at 7 pm. Hosted by Brad Peterson. (530) 809-1088. In Chico, Madison Bear Garden’s open jam begins at 9 pm. (530) 891-1639. —– Wednesday, January 28 Willie Watson (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show) at the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) [...]

Writers Forum February 14 Meeting: Marketing and the Modern Author

On Saturday, February 14, Writers Forum presents a comprehensive six-hour seminar for published and pre-published authors. The event is designed to help writers focus on their potential readers and engage with them by establishing a platform. Award-winning thriller writer Simon Wood will demonstrate social networking techniques to build a solid platform that will attract and keep a [...]

Free Therapy # 54: Free to Be Who We Are

Okay so here’s the deal. I figured out a long time ago what I was here for and it has made my life a little easier to know that secret. I am here to serve. My life is all about service and surrender. Knowing that has helped me a lot. It does not mean I [...]

Fresh Faces, Strong Performances Add a Hop to Riverfront’s ‘Harvey’

Elwood P. Dowd doesn’t sweat the small stuff. In fact, for a guy who is fast friends with a 6-foot-tall rabbit that nobody else can see, he is pretty darn chill. And therein lies the charm of “Harvey,” which opened a five-weekend run last Saturday at Riverfront Playhouse. Brian Storm, who is making his Riverfront [...]

Pot and Public Safety Top Topics of Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

The thorny issue of public safety, or the growing lack thereof, surfaced repeatedly at Tuesday’s meeting of the Redding City Council. It first popped up in the form of a proposal by Councilman Gary Cadd to prohibit the outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana within city limits, much as last November’s passage of Measure A banned [...]

The Empty Lands

Have you ever heard of the Highland Clearances? I hadn’t, until I moved here. A terrible time in Scottish history, Highlanders in the 1800s were thought to be less than their ‘betters’ in England, even considered sub-human – and then those supposed ‘betters’ decided to rid themselves of those who stood in the way of [...]

Mistress of the Mix: Oh, The (Cards Against) Humanity!

Every month, I get together with a group of girlfriends for ‘Bunco’ night. We’ve been doing it for several years, to the point where we have finally had to start admitting to our husbands that we don’t even play Bunco. When I finally made the confession, he said, “So now we can just start calling [...]

North State Live Music and Open Mics: January 19 – 25

Monday, January 19 The open mike and jam at Simon LeGree’s Roadhouse in Hawkins Bar (about 75 miles west of Redding on Highway 299) starts at 8 pm, hosted by Jimi Jeff. (530) 629-3899. In Chico, The Maltese has an open mic beginning at 9 pm. (530) 343-4915. —– Tuesday, January 20 Jimmy Limo performs at the Mount Shasta Resort in Mount Shasta at 5:30 p.m. (800) 958-3363. In [...]

Just Sayin’: You’ve Got a Peeve, I’ve Got a Peeve. All God’s Chillun Got Peeves

You think you don’t have any peeves? Oh, come on now. Sure you do. We all have peeves. You know, it’s that little something that consistently annoys us, but not enough to do something about. Or else it’s the something over which we have no control,  but annoys us anyway. It may be something never [...]

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