Tag Archive for ‘Shasta County CA’

Or So it Seems … Thank You For Being My Friend

“A friend is a gift you give yourself” Robert Louis Stevenson Mom used to say that, if you want to know who you’re friends are, get into trouble and see who sticks. When I was in grade school, I found this to be so true. Most of my buddies, a small group of miscreants, all [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

UPDATE: Gas Leak Repaired; Roads Open, Evacuations Lifted

UPDATE:  According to KRCR, road closures were lifted this a.m. after PG&E repaired the broken gas line at about 7 a,m. ### Thursday p.m.: The first call about the gas leak near Shasta Regional Medical Center Thursday night came from an ambulance crew, shortly after 9 p.m. “They heard hissing and smelled gas,” said Steve [...]

Or So it Seems … Let Freedom Ring

…When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing [...]

Or So it Seems … The Kindness of Strangers

When I was a kid, mother warned me about strangers. “It’s OK to talk to them so long as I’m around,” she’d say. “But keep your eyes open.” She wasn’t unfriendly, just wary. She erred on the side of caution, and I’ll bet you’ve heard the same advice too. But for the past month, I’ve [...]

Shasta County’s Most Wanted

The following is a list of Shasta County’s Most Wanted for the week of June 22nd, 2014. Each of the listed subjects has been convicted in court and has failed to appear at sentencing. Any person appearing on this list is urged to turn themselves in to local law enforcement or the Shasta County Jail. [...]

Or So it Seems … The Play’s the Thing

  “I’ll have grounds More relative than this—the play’s the thing Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.” Hamlet Saturday I sat outdoors in the dark with hundreds of strangers and watched a 12-year-old boy get his fondest wish. And then I saw him live to regret it. More than 6,000 of us gathered [...]

Or So it Seems … The Two Faces of Texas

The first Texan I ever met was my mother. Mom grew up in Corpus Christi, married young and then fled the state. In the next 20 years, she and my Dad—a Californian—returned three times to visit her parents. Two of those visits I’m old enough to remember. Both required us to drive from Bakersfield to [...]

Or So it Seems … Going South

To head forward, sometimes you’ve got to go back. On the road at last. Destination Charleston, South Carolina by way of Houston, New Orleans and Tallahassee. Motoring towards the land of Dixie. I expect to travel 3,200 miles to get there. During the first legs—Redding to Bakersfield, and then on to Arizona and Texas—I am [...]

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