Tag Archive for ‘Redding CA’

Argument Leads to Multiple Assaults in South Redding

On Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at approximately 12:49 A.M., Redding Police Officers received a call for service regarding two people who had possibly been struck by a vehicle. All Redding Police Department resources were committed to a critical incident investigation (see press release 14-51631), which resulted in officers from the California Highway Patrol initially responding [...]

Hill Country Health and Wellness Center in Round Mountain Designated a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home

Hill Country Health and Wellness Center has been nationally recognized by NCQA (the National Committee for Quality Assurance) as a “Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home”. Level 3 is the highest level attainable for a medical practice. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, [...]

Need a Laugh? Dive Into ‘The Dixie Swim Club’

It’s hot. There’s too much smoke in the air. You, or someone you know, just got ripped off last week. Your kid needs braces. The list goes on, but the overriding thing is: you need to laugh. Fortunately, Riverfront Playhouse has come to the rescue with “The Dixie Swim Club” and the pool is definitely [...]

Artist’s Drawing Workshops with Artist-in-Residence James Kuiper

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is pleased to announce a series of drawing workshops for people of all ages and abilities led by Artist-in-Residence James Kuiper.  Join Mr. Kuiper at various park locations, and learn to see Whiskeytown in new ways through art.  Art supplies will be provided for the first 8 participants.  If you have [...]

Mistress of the Mix: The Smile Experiment

I’m conducting a scientific experiment. It’s really not that scientific. I’m not clad in a white smock, there’s no laboratory filled with bubbling beakers, and there’s no control group. But I’ve got a hypothesis, and I’m testing it out. And I think you should join me. There’s been so much talk in these parts lately [...]

Or So it Seems … Jobs from Hell

Now you know you’re underpaid but the boss says you ain’t He speeds up the work ’til you’re ’bout to faint You may be down and out, but you ain’t beaten You can pass out a leaflet and call a meetin’ Talk it over, speak your mind Decide to do somethin’ about it Pete Seeger, [...]

A Modest Proposal

This is a letter I sent a few days ago to a member of the Board of Supervisors of Shasta County. Disclaimer:  I do not grow marijuana or use marijuana, nor do I represent anyone who is in or seeks to be in the marijuana growing business.  I just think that the county is passing [...]

Perseid Meteor Shower Party at Brandy Creek Beach

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, in partnership with the Shasta Astronomy Club, will be holding a special star party to view the Perseid Meteor Shower on Sunday, August 10th, 2014. These very knowledgeable and passionate amateur astronomers will be displaying meteorites and providing powerful telescopes to view what is often considered the most brilliant meteor shower [...]

Redding’s Increase in Crime, Transients, Street People, the Homeless; Something’s Got to Give

My personal wake-up call that Redding was potentially unsafe happened two-and-a-half years ago when someone hurled a cinder block through the window of my locked Prius to steal my purse. When I wrote about it, the story had 50 comments from many of you expressing your frustration, or sharing similar stories. (You can read it here.) I [...]

Or So it Seems … That’s Gross, Gilbertson

This column is dedicated to my brother-in-law, Keith, who passed on this week. He was, without a doubt, one of the brightest, funniest, and most creative men I’ve ever met. Even though he’s gone, the stories of his exploits will long survive him. One of my favorite memories was his idea for a TV show [...]

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