Tag Archive for ‘Redding CA’

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,” [...]

Mercy Hospice Offers Help for Coping with the Holidays

Mercy Medical Center Redding’s Hospice Program will host its annual “Coping with the Holidays” grief workshop from 6.30 to 8:30 p.m. October 28, 2014 at the Mercy Oaks Campus. The public is invited to attend this free event. Mercy Hospice Chaplains, Ray Hemenway and Ryan Hofacre, will facilitate the workshop. Participants will receive resources and information. Date: October 28, 2014. [...]

Exhibit of Renowned artist Thaddeus Welch at Shasta State Historic Park Courthouse Museum

Renowned artist Thaddeus Welch (1844-1919) was considered one of California’s foremost landscape painters. Come view five of his paintings and learn about his life on November 9th, 2014. Former Turtle Bay History Player Tom Wolph, dressed in period costume, will perform as the artist and make this interesting historical character come alive. Did you know? [...]

You’re Never Too Old to Live Your Dream!

Life can get in the way of achieving our dreams. After a certain point, or age, many of us figure it’s too late to grasp that brass ring. But after speaking to a few octogenarian pilots at a FAA Safety Team (FAAST) training seminar I attended this past weekend, I’d say age doesn’t have to [...]

Al Simmons to Perform in Redding on November 5

Al Simmons, a “tour-de-force of ingenious, charming silliness” (Globe and Mail), will bring his highly inventive and wacky one-man show at the Cascade Theatre on Wednesday, November 5,  2014 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets for this event are $40 (adults) and $20 (students), available through the Cascade Theatre box office or online at www.cascadetheatre.org. Season tickets for the Shasta Live! four-concert [...]

Get Spooky and Celebrate Halloween with Turtle Bay!

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is hosting a brand new event this October: Spooktoberfest! On Friday, October 24 from 6-10 p.m., Turtle Bay’s Paul Bunyan Forest Camp will transform for a Halloween-themed night of family fun. Kids of all ages will enjoy ghoulishly fun activities, a special Creatures of the Night animal show, featuring some of your favorite animals [...]

Judicial System Shouldn’t Treat Addicts, Mentally ill, as Criminals

My family’s struggles turned into our darkest hour. After my son Thom was arrested on March 20, 2013 and again on April 11 of 2013, my husband and I took our son’s keys and disabled his vehicle so he wouldn’t kill anyone, including himself, driving high. It had become grievously clear that, while well-intended, Shasta [...]

Just Sayin’: Run Out of Gas

I have always had a great deal of respect for those in our midst who make a long-standing commitment and follow through week in and week out, whether anyone is looking or not. No, I’m not talking about marriage here, although that fits the description. No, I’m thinking more of those who, with no time [...]

Fix for Redding’s Woes: Brent Weaver

The late Judge Richard Eaton once resided in the home I purchased and in which I have lived in for the past 35 years. My home is the second oldest house in Redding’s oldest subdivision, Wildwood Park. This downtown neighborhood is modest but comfortable and is located conveniently close to the Cascade Theatre, Safeway, South [...]

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