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You’re Never Too Old to Live Your Dream!

Life can get in the way of achieving our dreams. After a certain point, or age, many of us figure it’s too late to grasp that brass ring. But after speaking to a few octogenarian pilots at a FAA Safety Team (FAAST) training seminar I attended this past weekend, I’d say age doesn’t have to [...]

Matt’s Chats with Christine Cantera

Over the years I’ve built a number of friendships entirely on the Internet.  Either by luck or coincidence, I’ve stumbled across some fascinating, funny, talented, amazing people and while the relationships are virtual, the friendships aren’t.  It’s really cool to get to know someone on the other side of the world without ever so much as [...]

Free Therapy # 47: See What is Real

“I know love is all I need. That’s all I know.” Randy Crowell I’ve had a few experiences in my life that I would describe as “spiritual.” That word – spiritual – is special to me. When I connect with it, not just “think” about it; I experience it. I am it and it is [...]

2 Transient Encampment Parcels Down – Many More to Go

At 31, Nick Bundy of Redding has already demonstrated that he’s not afraid of tackling formidable challenges. As an 18-year-old he was a motocross racer who was badly injured in a crash on country star Loretta Lynn’s ranch. As a young man, he ran heavy equipment for his father’s logging business, and to this day [...]

Downtown Redding Art Gallery Sets Grand Opening Festivities for Friday

A dream 10 years in the making becomes a reality on Friday with the grand opening of O Street Gallery in downtown Redding. Located upstairs from the Oregon Street Antique Mall at 1261 Oregon St., the spacious gallery will be home to rotating exhibits by a dozen or more north state artists. Redding artist and [...]

Judicial System Shouldn’t Treat Addicts, Mentally ill, as Criminals

My family’s struggles turned into our darkest hour. After my son Thom was arrested on March 20, 2013 and again on April 11 of 2013, my husband and I took our son’s keys and disabled his vehicle so he wouldn’t kill anyone, including himself, driving high. It had become grievously clear that, while well-intended, Shasta [...]

Just Sayin’: Run Out of Gas

I have always had a great deal of respect for those in our midst who make a long-standing commitment and follow through week in and week out, whether anyone is looking or not. No, I’m not talking about marriage here, although that fits the description. No, I’m thinking more of those who, with no time [...]

Reflections in a Mirror (While Shaving): Part 36

•Am I the only person in the world who can’t take a selfie? Distorted nose and one buggy eye, no subject matter…I look like a very ugly fish in every one. •I think I’ve figured out I can’t get help with a selfie. •Tried a new turbo self hair cutter…have this sorta rocky raccoon thing [...]

Fix for Redding’s Woes: Brent Weaver

The late Judge Richard Eaton once resided in the home I purchased and in which I have lived in for the past 35 years. My home is the second oldest house in Redding’s oldest subdivision, Wildwood Park. This downtown neighborhood is modest but comfortable and is located conveniently close to the Cascade Theatre, Safeway, South [...]

Redding Veteran’s Formal Appeal Disappears: ‘Process is a moving target’

The paperwork required for a military veteran to file a claim is so complicated that Shasta County created a Veterans Service Office. The office is run by Bob Dunlap. Dunlap, a vet, says “we provide assistance and direction.” He supervises a team of six full-time staffers who fill out paperwork, file claims and appeals … [...]

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