Tag Archive for ‘California North State’

North State Live Music and Open Mics: April 1 – April 7

Wednesday, April 1 Chico Breaks the Record! at the Tackle Box in Chico will be happening around the clock. It’s an effort to break the current Guinness World Record for “Longest Multi-Artist Concert” of 15 days, 12 hours, and is the brainchild of Julian Ruck. 21 and over after 9 p.m. (530) 345-7499. If you’re interested in helping to set a new record by [...]

KIXE Series Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Cancer has always been with us. Our first written records of cases date from ancient Egypt, and physicians in each era have struggled to understand and treat the disease. The new documentary series, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, traces this history, telling the stories of men and women who have fought the disease, and [...]

Asphalt Cowboys Assist in Granting of a Western Wish

Western Wishes will be at the home of Hannah Hewitt on April 3, 2015, to complete a wish of a deck addition to her home. This will be the culmination of the hard work and perseverance of many volunteers to make this wish happen. Donations of lumber were made by Sierra Pacific Industries. Fundraising for [...]

Return of the Black Rebels Motorcycle Club – Biker Sees Red Over Proposed Park Fee Hike

“What are you rebelling against, Johnny?” “Whaddaya got?” –The Wild One, 1953 Doug LaMalfa and I are Facebook friends, but I take it with a grain of salt.  It’s not like we know each other, unless he remembers the time I called him up back in 2009 to ask about the $25,000 in state taxpayer [...]

Torpedoes of Death Masquerade as Innocent Grass to Torture Dogs

I see foxtails. Everywhere. Hordeum murinum or “Hare Barley,” a non-native invader from Spain, grows in healthy, thick patches along the trails and in open spaces where people walk their dogs. What appears to be innocent, lush grass in early spring quickly develops into pesky, sometimes-lethal spiny seed-heads; little torpedoes ready to burrow into anything [...]

Old Windows: Clearly, Many Uses

Bone yard:  Slang. an area where old or discarded ships, planes, etc., are collected prior to being broken-up for scrap, or otherwise disposed. Years ago, while on a job for a client at a window and glass shop, I noticed old windows piled in a heap, in the “bone yard” outside. Many of the windows [...]

North State Live Music and Open Mics: March 25 – 31

Wednesday, March 25 Bernie Baker and Al Mires at Market Street Steakhouse in Redding at 6 p.m. All ages. (530) 241-1777. TBA at the Post Office Saloon in Redding at 6:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 246-2190. Maxwell’s Eatery in Redding has an open mic starting at 7 p.m. Hosted by Mark McAbee. All ages. (530) 247-7200. In Paradise, the “Open Mikefull” group hosts an open mic at the Paradise [...]

A Village Enigma

My Highland village is full of ‘incomers’ like me. I have found that some of them reinvent their past to create a history more interesting than the truth, and didn’t I miss my chance at that?! It never even occurred to me to embellish my past. I could truthfully say, for example, that I’ve sung [...]

The Road Hat

My brother is mildly famous around these parts for spotting stuff by the side of the road; dead animals mostly, rattlesnakes, deer, wild pigs, bear, but also tools, rope, money and once even a humongous rhino horn dildo. Occasionally he brings this stuff home. About three months ago he walked in the door and tossed [...]

Free Therapy # 58: To Make You Feel My Love

I had no right to take my mother for granted but I did it anyway. I knew she would die one day but I refused to think about it and even worse, I carefully concealed the fact of my avoidance from myself. That way I did not struggle. No conflict.

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