Tag Archive for ‘Northern California’

Call the Midwife Season 4 Episode 5: Sometimes Even the Doctor Needs Help

It is summer in Poplar and everyone is trying to stay cool. Sister Julienne delivers a boy to the Prendergast family while the father prays in the other room. At Dr. Turner’s office, the doctor is getting overwhelmed. There are several other doctors who are out sick or on vacation, and he’s had to take [...]

Menu Please: View 202 – All That Glitters is not Gold

Not everyone loved the old Hatch Cover Restaurant, but it held a warm place in Femme de Joie’s heart from many get-togethers with family and friends over the years. She loved the retro-70s vibe with the piped-in Pablo Cruise-y music, the cozy sofa nook in the lounge, that weird painting of the man in black [...]

Shallow Water Lifeguard Classes at the Y

Prepare yourself to help others and gain skills to work in a rewarding job.  Learn the duties and responsibilities of lifeguarding, including surveillance, the use of rescue equipment, and how to care for someone who has sustained an injury. The Y offers two learning formats: Blended learning  includes online study plus onsite skill practice and testing. Our [...]

Proposal to Designate Whiskeytown National Recreation Area a Smoke Free Park – Public Scoping Meeting

In 2010, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area adopted a smoke free policy for its four designated swimming beaches. This was met with high public approval and has been successfully implemented. On April 28, 2015, the National Park Service is hosting a Public Scoping Meeting at Redding City Hall (777 Cypress Avenue, Redding CA.) at 6 p.m. to explore the [...]

Mistress of the Mix: Kool Cars

For the last couple of weeks, this car has been haunting me. It’s a pink and black 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner (I know, because I looked it up), with the most amazing paint job I’ve ever seen. And this thing, it seems, has been following me around town. Maybe you’ve noticed it. I mean, maybe it’s [...]

Call the Midwife Season 4 Episode 4: Somebody Has a Drinking Problem; Sometimes A Girl is Just Right

At the clinic, the nuns and nurses are getting ready for the day, but nobody knows where Trixie is. Nurse Crane proclaims about the need to move the mothers along faster than they usually do, and Shelagh complains about this to Doc Turner. As they open the clinic, Trixie has still not arrived. Outside, Trixie [...]

Elton John Tribute May 7th at the Cascade Theatre

The Riverfront Playhouse’s Capital Campaign will present a special one-night performance “Remember When Rock Was Young – The Elton John Tribute” starring Craig A. Meyer, at the Cascade Theatre on Thursday, May 7th at 7:30pm to benefit the Playhouse’s campaign to build a new theater on the corner of Pine and Placer Streets in Downtown [...]

Just Sayin’: Children! What Good Are They, Anyway?

As I watch the news and just live life day to day, I notice that regardless of the country, ethnicity, social strata or economic development, children are pretty much welcomed into this world with unmitigated joy. Then life happens. What is it about the giving of life to another soul that elicits warmth and joy [...]

Redding Council Gets First Look at Proposed 1,000-foot Slip ‘N Slide Project; Votes to Alter City’s Pot Garden Ordinance; Tips Cap to Bob Blankenship

A 1,000-foot-long slip-and-slide requiring 15,000 gallons of water. On Placer Street between Orange and Chestnut streets. In the middle of July. In the middle of a withering drought. Piece of cake, according to the two young Redding men who pitched the idea to the Redding City Council on Tuesday. Sure, it will raise some eyebrows, [...]

Rolling Hills Casino Closes Kitchen for Renovations

The busiest kitchen in Tehama County is about to undergo a complete renovation at Rolling Hills Casino from April 27 to May 14. During the renovations, the Casino plans to serve meals chuck-wagon style in their gigantic event tent. “It’s been almost 13 years since we served our first meals in the Rolling Hills Buffet [...]

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