Tag Archive for ‘California Northstate’

Film Review: ‘The Skeleton Twins’

A friend recently shared with me, intended as a gentle admonishment, I’m sure, the following bit of wisdom: “You only make a mistake once.  After that, the same mistake becomes a choice.” Such is the nature of the dilemma Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and her twin brother Milo (Bill Hader) face in Craig Johnson’s fine new [...]

Matt’s Chats with Deb Segelitz

Over the years I’ve built a number of friendships entirely on the internet.  Either by chance or coincidence, I’ve stumbled across some fascinating, funny, talented, amazing people and while the relationships are virtual, the friendships aren’t.  Every day I am amazed at how cool it is to get to know someone on the other side of [...]

Richard III; Differently Enabled

Some five centuries before Canadian shrink Robert Hare devised his famous psychometric assay of psychopathy, William Shakespeare had already delineated the syndrome with clinical precision in his portrayal of Richard III (1452-1485), England’s last Plantagenet king. “Glib charm, grandiosity, shameless lying and scheming, utter callousness, a short fuse and even shorter attention span, irresponsibility, promiscuity” [...]

Just Sayin’: How to Clean House

I realize that this blog is more or less a continuation of the previous blog about garages and the contents thereof. I made a statement that I believe the only way to really clean house is to move. I also further opined that I’ve been in this house for 31 years. Begs the question as to what [...]

‘The Other Place’ – Must-See Live Theatre Sept. 26, 27 & 28 at Old City Hall

A sense of disorientation unites audience and protagonist in ”The Other Place” a drama by Sharr White that opened off Broadway in January 2010, about a forceful business woman confronting the onset of an illness whose nature keeps eluding her grasp. The award winning play will be presented to raise awareness and as a fundraiser to benefit [...]

Finding Your Roots

When presented with her “Book of Life,” which follows the story of her family tree all the way back to when her 4th great-grandfather came to the U.S. from Scotland, tennis superstar Billie Jean King declares “Now I know why I am the way that I am.” It’s a question shared by all the guests [...]

Donations Accepted for Boles Fire Victims at Second Baptist Church in Redding

The Second Baptist Church is partnering with The American Legion Widows Henry Tucker 565 District 2 to gather donations for the victims of the Boles Fire in Weed. The Second Baptist Church will be receiving donations on Sat. Sept. 20 from 9 .m. until 3 p.m. at 2560 Bunker St. in Redding. The Second Baptist [...]

United Methodist Women’s Thrift Shop

Held monthly, first Friday and Saturday, September through June. When: October 3rd & October 4th Friday, 9 am – 4 pm Saturday, 9 am – 11 am Where: First United Methodist Church Corner of East and South Streets, Redding -from press release

Redding City Council Candidates Spar, Swap Views at Latest Forum

The Redding City Council candidates’ campaign race is so hot, heavy and jam-packed with public forums that it feels as if the election is two-and-a-half weeks away, rather than its actual two-and-a-half months. As grueling as it must be for the candidates to participate in so many forums, voters are the winners. We’re provided with myriad [...]

Nash Ranch Mud Mash on September 27 to Benefit Library

The second Nash Ranch Mud Mash will be held September 27 and will benefit the Shasta Library Foundation, with proceeds helping improve the Shasta Public Libraries in Redding, Anderson, and Burney. The 5K Mud Run will be held in the fields at the historic Nash Ranch. Race times start at 10:00 am for the first [...]

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