Tag Archive for ‘Northern California’

Menu Please: Visions of Sugar-free Sugarplums

Practice a little moderation now and then to increase the pleasure of the blow-outs. - advice given to writer Adair Lara by her father Since August: It took 45 minutes for Olive Garden to sell out of their promotional $100 for 49 days of The Never Ending Pasta Bowl. The lucky winners paid a hundred bucks [...]

Andrea Charroin’s Morning Glories

Of course ANC can have the recipe!  I actually preferred the Morning Glory to the Marathon Bar, a lot of our customers did.  Like the MB you can really toss in anything you like to make it ‘YOURS’  I often make them with orange zest and pecans or with any fresh fruit.  Morning Glories are [...]

Story Update: Shasta County CEO Says County is ‘looking into’ Veteran’s Complaint about Local Veterans Services Office

Editor’s note: We have an update to reporter Bill Siemer’s Oct. 13 story about Ralph C. Davie, a Redding Vietnam veteran who has filed a complaint against the Shasta County Veterans Services Office.  Yesterday, Siemer spoke with Larry Lees, Shasta County CEO, about the Davie case. Siemer said that Lees confirmed that the county is “looking [...]

Shasta High School Annual Madrigal Dinner

Be transported into Renaissance times through the seasonal magic of the 35th annual Shasta High School Madrigal Dinner, held on Wednesday-Saturday evenings, December 3-6 and 10-13th at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Pilgrim Congregational Church. Experience the ethereal sounds of this holiday tradition that combines enchanting melodies with a marvelous authentic feast. The program includes vocal, [...]

Airbnb Allows Redding Couple to Welcome Worldwide Travelers into Their Home

Redding has nearly 100 Airbnb rentals, and today we talk with one Redding owner. Before we go too far down the road with this conversation,  here’s a short description of Airbnb, by Airbnb:  Airbnb is an online community marketplace that connects people looking to rent their homes with people who are looking for accommodations. Airbnb [...]

Letter to the Editor: Proposition 47 Adds to Crime Problems

Proposition 47 attempts to deceive voters.  The proponents of Proposition 47 conjured up the name “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act” for a collection of bad ideas that will produce the opposite of what that title portends. Proposition 47 will release up to 10,000 felons from prison and decrease penalties and sentences for crimes like gun [...]

Love By Blog: The Back-Story

Thank you all for such a warm welcome to aNewscafe.com! Some of you asked how I came to be in a small, remote fishing village in the Highlands of Scotland, so I’ll tell you! I promise that after this I’ll go back to stories about life in this wee village. Really, it’s one of those [...]

Keeping the Skies Safer for Everyone

The topic was how to stay safe, a serious subject when you’re talking about flying. Those gathered had plenty of experience – some well over 50 years – and amidst the comraderie and fun, everyone gave their full attention. A group of 75 to 80 pilots participated at the FAA Safety Team (FAAST) safety training [...]

Death Comes to Pemberly

It is 1802, six years since the events of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy are married and happily ensconced at Pemberly, Darcy’s ancestral home, where they have a son, young Fitzwilliam. The entire manor is preparing for the annual ball when on a dark, stormy night, Lizzy’s sister [...]

Sheriffs of California Oppose Prop 47

To All Californians: With the General Election less than two weeks away we, the undersigned, urge you to vote NO on Proposition 47. As sheriffs, we can tell you that this measure threatens the safety of our communities and puts our families at risk. Despite being referred to as the “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act,” [...]

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