Tag Archive for ‘Northern California’

Gardening Tips for Redding Heat

Tomato and sweet pepper pollen does not work when the highs are above 95F.  Fruit already set will continue to grow.  A mistake I have made in the past is to increase watering and fertilize.  Instead, be patient.  The pollen will start working again, and you will fill your freezer by November. The places with [...]

Chiffon Revisited

A few years ago, I wrote an article about hemming chiffon. To date, that article has had thousands of readers so I know people are still trying to learn how to hem chiffon. That article was mostly about marking the hem and I provided one method of actual hemming. Because there are always different ways [...]

Free Therapy # 43: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

All that we are is the result of what we have thought; It is founded on our thoughts, It is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, Happiness follows him, Like a shadow that never leaves him. Buddha When I first got into the counseling profession in [...]

Just Sayin’: What Do I Leave the Kids?

I’m sure everyone who has ever lived in a home with a garage has faced this dilemma at one time or another. I know there are those of you whose garage always looks your living room, or at least your study. Neat, orderly, put away, arranged just so . . . and even room left [...]

Flanagan Trail to Chamise Peak – 700 ft. Climb to Unbelievable Vistas

If you want a grand view of the amazing, vast beauty of Shasta County and beyond, then grab the family, your camera, your dog and hike to the top of Chamise Peak! It will not disappoint! Located north of Redding and east of Keswick Reservoir, this moderate-sometimes-steep hike is only 2.4 miles to the top. [...]

Council OKs Body Cameras for Redding Police, Lowers Fines for Water Conservation Violations

In a meeting primarily devoted to the Redding Police Department, the City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to equip officers with body cameras and lauded the police chief for his energetic response to citizens’ concerns about the city’s growing crime rate. Chief Robert Paoletti was given permission to spend $250,000 on the cameras and data [...]

Characters of the Community: Bea Currie

With a name fit for a princess and a childhood spent on a winery surrounded by a loving community, Bea Currie might as well have stepped out of a Californian fairy tale. Her father, John Laco, was one of ten surviving children of a French-Basque miller. John left Bustince, France like his brothers to avoid [...]

Mistress of the Mix: Water We Gonna Do?

I played by the rules, and now my tomatoes are dead. Yes, I was one of those people who took the city of Redding’s new water restrictions to heart, and I’m kind of sorry I did. Northern Californians have actually been doing a bang up job conserving water since the Governor declared a drought back [...]

Parkview Neighborhood Homeowners: ‘We Feel Betrayed’

Adopted in 2001, The Parkview Plan was abandoned in 2014 — well before the struggling neighborhood regained its balance. Fourteen years ago, as part of a Redevelopment effort, City staff, along with some very smart, well-paid urban planners, put together a comprehensive revitalization plan for Parkview. They used data, surveys, interviews and brainstormed ideas with [...]

Turtle Bay Welcomes Seven-Week-Old Beaver

Today Turtle Bay received a seven-week-old male beaver from the Minnesota Zoo located in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Three kits were born and each of them needed a new home. The male selected for Turtle Bay was chosen because of his calm demeanor. He is currently the size of a football, plus a tail, and will [...]

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