Tag Archive for ‘California North State’

Schreder, Weaver Join Majority in Moving Public Comments to End of Council Meetings

Redding’s newest City Council members stuck to their guns Tuesday and joined the majority in voting to shift the time allotted for public comments to the end of council meetings. The 4-1 vote was identical to the Dec. 2 meeting when the new council first addressed the issue, and again the council was subjected to [...]

I’m Dreaming of a … House Guest with Manners

An invitation to stay with someone is a great honor. Your host wants you to be happy, to be comfortable and to feel welcome. If you’ll be a house-guest during the holidays here are eight easy tips to ensure you’re host will be dreaming you’ll be back again next year! 1. Arrive with a gift. [...]

North State Open Mics: December 15 – December 21

If you strum a guitar and sing at home, and find that the dogs don’t howl and the family doesn’t drive away on some imaginary errand, it might be time to try an open mike/mic. Learn two or three songs, head out to one of our North State venues, introduce yourself to the host, and [...]

Free Therapy # 51: The Deep Meaning of Christmas (According to me, Jim and Jesus) And you?

I must have been about ten when I thought my mother was dead. I had no evidence. None. There was no reason for the fear. It was just a thought that popped into my brain. I was home alone on a school day, pretending to be sick. My brother and sister were at school and [...]

Turtle Bay Collecting Donations for People of Progress

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is accepting donations throughout the holiday season and, in return, offering $2 off admission to guests. In the spirit of the season of giving, Turtle Bay is collecting new or unexpired canned or dry foods, toys, warm gloves (not knitted), socks, sleeping bags, and blankets to be donated to local non-profit [...]

North State Live Music: December 17 – December 21

Wednesday, December 17 Mike Dillon at Northern Delights in Hayfork. All ages. (530) 628-5246. The Christmas Jug Band at the Palms Playhouse in Winters at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530)795-1825. —– Thursday, December 18 Dave Westfall at the Grape Escape in Redding at 7:00 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 244-8463. —– Friday, December 19 Sara Hoxie at the California Brewing Company in Palo Cedro at 6:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 222-2739. Jimmy Limo at Cooper’s Bar [...]

Hogmanay and First Footing

I’m writing to you from a cozy room decorated with streamers, snowflakes and ornaments. We are coming into the festive season and winter is nipping at the windows and doors with icy teeth – another gale! Christmas is a big deal for children but traditionally it wasn’t the biggest celebration here in the Highlands. It’s [...]

Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler

Every year millions of people will undertake a pilgrimage of one kind or another. They journey for different purposes, some seeking physical healing, others clarity, and still others a way to come closer to their conception of a higher power. The new series, Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler, follows groups of Americans as each undertakes [...]

Public Invited to Participate in Mineral Christmas Bird Count on December 17

The public is welcome to come and participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count in the Mineral area.  For well over 100 years people of all ages interested in birds have taken to the field during the holiday season to count birds in and around their communities as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count.  [...]

Design Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

I went to a local department store to buy my great nephew a birthday gift. I passed the “pink toy” aisle when I heard a little girl’s voice say, “Get over here, Dad!” She reminded me of bratty Violet in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory (the old one, with Gene Wilder). There’s Dad, rushing over, taking [...]

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