Tag Archive for ‘California North State’

Shasta College Offering Class on Growing California Native Plants

This fall Shasta College will be offering a class on growing and landscaping California Native Plants. This is the prefect class for folks who want to replace and/or add to their landscape using more drought tolerant plants that will look good all year long.  The class is called “Introduction to Native Plants”,  AGEH 130.   The [...]

Quebecois Fiddler at the Loft

Just confirmed, a rare opportunity to hear one of Quebec’s premier fiddlers stopping by the Loft on a west coast tour.  Fiddler Pascal Gemme will be joined by Oregon pianist Josie Mendelsohn.  Imagine Irish/old time/French/Cajun/jazzy foot-stompin’ fusion, and you will have some idea of the Quebecois treat in store for you at this show! Where: [...]

Magician with Historic Honor Is Returning to the Cascade Theatre

This summer’s July 4th weekend, northern California resident Alex Ramon received a historic award, recognizing his achievements as an outstanding “illusionist.” While others were watching fireworks in celebration of the 4th, over 1500 magicians met in St. Louis, Missouri and made their own fireworks in a special ceremony. It was the largest American convention of its [...]

The Roosevelts: an Intimate History

After Teddy Roosevelt’s wife and mother died on the same day, he ran west to escape his overwhelming grief, losing himself in hunting, ranching, and other pursuits. In a letter to his sister, Bammy, he wrote, “Black care rarely rides behind a rider whose pace is fast enough.” This becomes the theme of Ken Burns’ [...]


Recently, while staying at an Air B&B house in Carpinteria, I was having dinner on the patio with the hostess who so graciously (& deliciously!) prepared it. We were sitting, chatting over lemon chicken and fresh garden vegetables, and her friend, Phillip of Grover Beach, started talking about “floating.” I immediately remembered reading an article [...]

Letter to Editor/Community: Negative Stigma on Foster Parents Doesn’t Help

Dear Community, You seem to have a pretty dismal impression of foster families. This month, I discovered just what it meant to be a foster family. For two blissful weeks, we were under the impression our chances of adopting our foster child of almost one year were becoming possible. At the permanent plan hearing, I [...]

2014 Gatekeepers’ Shining Affair Art, Beer and Wine Tasting on the Diestelhorst Bridge

A celebration and fundraiser for ShiningCare’s Gatekeeper Program will be held Saturday, Sept 13th from 5:30PM – 10:00PM. Guests will stroll across the Diestlehorst Bridge at twilight while listening to live music, tasting fine wines and craft beers, viewing art and meeting local artists. Guests may continue the night with dinner, dancing, raffles and a [...]

Free Therapy # 44: Awakening to Our True Nature

Some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes I have made. Ask me whether what I have done is my life. Others have come in their slow way into my thought, and some have tried to help or to hurt: ask me what difference their strongest love or hate has made. I will [...]

AARP Tax-Aide Seeks Volunteers for 2015

This year, AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance preparation service is seeking volunteers for tax assistance/preparation and Client Facilitator positions. The season runs February 1 through April 15 but there are comprehensive training classes in January in cooperation with the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board. Free tax assistance is provided for [...]

1st Annual Redding Out of the Darkness Community Walk!

Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention this Fall as they host their 1st annual Community Walk for suicide prevention! The annual Redding Out of the Darkness Community Walk will take place on 9/13/14 at the Sundial Bridge. Visit the AFSP web site to register to be a part of this event and help spread the word. [...]

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