Tag Archive for ‘Northern California’

Mistress of the Mix: Mozart vs. McCartney

I was on stage the other night doing my thang before Rain (which is more of a Beatles full immersion experience than a tribute band). I made a joke about how I was pretty familiar with music from the 50′s and 60′s…..the 1750′s and 60′s, that is. I mentioned that it was Mozart’s birthday and [...]

Company’s Coming: Airbnb

Sharing is usually a good thing, and Airbnb is no exception. Airbnb was launched just four years ago, based upon the idea of earning extra income by having guests pay to stay in a private citizen’s home. I’d only just heard of Airbnb this past year, and am intrigued by the premise of opening one’s [...]

Downton Abbey Episode 4: Rejection, Dining Drama and the Promise, Loss of Love

This is a recap. There are major spoilers here. It’s been a few days, and Thomas is returning from his mystery trip. He arrives at luncheon and tells Carson that his father has turned a corner and is doing much better. Carson does not question the story, just says he’s glad to hear it. At [...]

Matt’s Chats with Shelley Ridgley: The Low Down from the Woman Down Under

Meet my friend Shelley Ridgley, tucked away Down Under in Australia.  I like to think of her as my Friend From the Future because she’s in a time zone 18 hours ahead of me, which means just as I’m starting my Monday morning, she’s already moved on to Tuesday. It’s probably as close to time travel as I’m [...]

North State Live Music and Open Mics: January 27 – February 1

Tuesday, January 27 Jimmy Limo performs at the Mount Shasta Resort in Mount Shasta at 5:30 p.m. (800) 958-3363. In Chico, Shenanigan’s has an open mic beginning at 7 pm. Hosted by Brad Peterson. (530) 809-1088. In Chico, Madison Bear Garden’s open jam begins at 9 pm. (530) 891-1639. —– Wednesday, January 28 Willie Watson (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show) at the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) [...]

Writers Forum February 14 Meeting: Marketing and the Modern Author

On Saturday, February 14, Writers Forum presents a comprehensive six-hour seminar for published and pre-published authors. The event is designed to help writers focus on their potential readers and engage with them by establishing a platform. Award-winning thriller writer Simon Wood will demonstrate social networking techniques to build a solid platform that will attract and keep a [...]

Trinity Co, Safe Joins Big Lawsuit Against Ca Dept. Of Food and Agriculture

Eleven groups and the city of Berkeley sued the California Department of Food and Agriculture today over the agency’s approval of a statewide “pest management” plan that allows pesticide spraying on schools, organic farms and residential yards, including aerial spraying over homes in rural areas. California approved the program despite tens of thousands of public [...]

North State Schools and Dignity Health Hospitals take the Great Kindness Challenge

Mercy Medical Center Redding, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta encourage schools and community members to come together and participate in The Great Kindness Challenge, January 26-30. Dignity Health is partnering with Kids for Peace to sponsor this year’s Great Kindness Challenge, a global program that aims to [...]

Shasta Genealogical Society Presents “Who Do You Think You Are?” Jan. 31

Shasta Genealogical Society is proud and excited to offer this new event, “Who Do You Think You Are?” to our community. Our members have knowledge and enthusiasm for researching family history that we are eager to share. “Who Do You Think You Are?” takes place Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Redding Library from noon to [...]

Free Therapy # 54: Free to Be Who We Are

Okay so here’s the deal. I figured out a long time ago what I was here for and it has made my life a little easier to know that secret. I am here to serve. My life is all about service and surrender. Knowing that has helped me a lot. It does not mean I [...]

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