Tag Archive for ‘Northern California’

Mistress of the Mix: Kick Him to the Curb

kick him to the curb. Definition:
1. To quit seeing him, especially if it’s a relationship or commitment involved.
2. To waive/fire him, especially in business matters.
Ex: If you catch a man cheating on you, kick him to the curb right then.

Solar-powered Canals – Are They the Future in California?

Governor Brown’s recently announced plan to have California derive 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 has opened the door for bold ideas to help achieve this. Carl Weidert, a retired, self-employed biologist who lives in Shingletown, has spent years garnering interest in his idea of utilizing California’s canals as solar arrays [...]

North State Live Music and Open Mics: February 25 – March 3

Wednesday, February 25 Black Vinyl 45 at Shameless O’Leary’s Irish Pub, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over after 9 p.m. (530) 246-4765. Hal Johnson 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. Bernie Baker appears at Market Street Steakhouse in Redding at 6 p.m. All ages. (530) 241-1777. In Paradise, [...]

Tea Party Tent Show – Notes on the State of Jefferson

I’m a sucker for lost causes and the State of Jefferson is more lost than most. The quixotic notion that a half-million citizens in northern California and southern Oregon’s rural counties, frustrated with lack of representation at the state level, should band together, break away and form their own 51st state is not without merit. [...]

Downton Abbey Episode 8: Poor Anna! Congratulations to Mrs. Patmore, Rose and Atticus

This is a recap. There are major spoilers here.  Everyone is getting ready to go to London for Rose’s wedding. Carson and Hughes discuss the fact that they’re down a footman, and decide to hire one just for the time they’re in London. At a dress shop, Rose shows off her wedding outfit to Mary, [...]

The Kindness of Highlanders

Two traits I’ve noticed about Highlanders are that they look out for each other, and they know everything about each other. The first is a consequence of remoteness – so far away from “civilization,” people have drawn together and helped each other out for generations. The second thing can go either way – there are [...]

Free Therapy # 56: The Meaning of My Pain

I am in pain.  I am not the only one. I feel like a self-absorbed baby even writing about it.  It is not “manly” to admit I hurt.  I know better of course.  I am well-acquainted with the heavy burden men carry in our culture to be tough.  Or at least to appear tough and [...]

Nínive Calegari To Speak At Shasta College

The Community Speaker Series, a joint effort by The Shasta College Foundation & The McConnell Foundation, will host Nínive Calegari, co-founder of 826 National, as their first in a series of guest speakers, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. At noon on March 4th Ms. Calegari will guide a workshop on the Student Center Stage and then at 7:00 PM [...]

Climate Change: A Blessing in Disguise?

The other day I had a thought. It goes like this: Saving the earth could give the youth a purpose for living. “One cannot live on bread alone.” Or “Shop ‘til you drop.” We live in a consumer society that has provided us with a shallow purpose and short-lived enjoyment. But, it wasn’t always like [...]

23rd Annual STARSHIP Variety Hour – Feb 26-28, 2015

Enterprise High School’s 23rd Annual Starship Variety Hour will be held Thursday through Saturday, February 26-28, 2015, at 7 p.m., with a matinee Saturday, February 28 at 1 p.m., at the David Marr Theatre, 2200 Eureka Way, Redding, CA. Tickets are $8. The Variety Hour showcases Enterprise Starship’s award-winning show choir and band, and the EHS percussion ensemble, presenting high energy [...]

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