Tag Archive for ‘Upstate California’

Snowshoeing at Manzanita Lake

A rare window of opportunity presented itself on Saturday, 12/13/14 as a clear day followed a heavy snowfall. My wife Bernadette and I headed to our favorite snowshoe venue, Manzanita Lake. And there we encountered a winter wonderland. Enjoy! Andy Ooley is a local musician and Redding native. When not building ultrasonic medical equipment for [...]

Once Upon A Brew Pub – Krogh’s Restaurant and Brew Pub

Ever since I was young I have always enjoyed rustic lakeside restaurants. My family and I used to travel to Minnesota for summer vacation, and ever since, these older places have had a special appeal to me. Krogh’s was built in the late 1930s on the shores of Lake Mohawk in New Jersey. The dark [...]

Phil’s Funny: Happy Thanksspending

Community Advocate Known for High-End Custom Guitars

Jason Schroeder unlocks the door of his south Redding guitar workshop and steps into the unassuming, sunlit space. He’s just come from a meeting with businessmen Ed Rullman and Mike Dahl – wearing his “community advocacy hat” – but switches easily to the labor that pays the bills, gives him schedule flexibility, and, most notably, [...]

Up on The Rooftop, Black Bear Paws

Some years back, I was driving through Igo late one night. I slammed on my brakes as I rounded a corner. There, in the middle of the road, staring at me through the windshield, was a huge mountain lion. It turned its head, and continued walking across the road. I later learned that cat had [...]

Matt’s Chats with Colin Wright; Redding is Among World Traveler’s Upcoming Stops

Meet Colin Wright, a renaissance man of the digital age.  His internet footprint is a wonder to behold but I think his travel habits are truly mind blowing.  Every four months he moves to a new country he’s never lived in before, as chosen by his readers. This means I can sit on my couch [...]

Take a Hike on the Historical Crystal Creek Water Ditch

The Crystal Creek Water Ditch- particularly the Whiskeytown area - is a great trail for history buffs. To get there, take Highway 299 west to the Whiskeytown Visitor Center. First, stop at the visitor center and enjoy the view, snap some pictures of the beautiful lake and browse the center for a few minutes. Continue west [...]

Andrea Charroin’s Simple Potato Soup

I don’t know about you but I am in serious comfort food mode. Last week I made 2 different soups, a pot roast, a beautiful roasted chicken and mashed potatoes for my family. In addition to all the comfort foods I mentioned I do believe I set a record for grilled cheese sandwiches eaten in a week.

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 [...]

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