Tag Archive for ‘Shasta County CA’

Or So it Seems … National Fruitcake Month – A Mayan Warning

Every December, my wife and I clash on the most serious question of our time. Is fruitcake food or something far more sinister? My wife belongs to a not-so-secret society that LIKES fruitcake. I find this troubling. To me, the stone-like substance masquerading as dessert is an evil recipe-gone-wrong. How is it possible to take [...]

Water? Only for Potatoes, Monsieur

There’s a sign hanging from one of the beams in the bistro Melac here in Paris that reads: l’eau est ici reserve pour faire cuire les pommes de terre! Roughly translated it means “Here, water is reserved for cooking potatoes.” Indeed, the first time I sat down to a country meal at Melac, I ordered [...]

Shasta County’s Most Wanted for the Week of August 24, 2014

The following is a list of Shasta County’s Most Wanted for the week of August 24th, 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 … 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. [...]

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