Tag Archive for ‘Upstate California’

Once Upon A Brew Pub – North Coast Brewing Co.

I have always found the rugged beauty of the northern California coast both peaceful and awe-inspiring. Once a year I have a job in Manchester, just south of Fort Bragg, CA. Fort Bragg is home to North Coast Brewing Company, which has some absolutely wonderful brews. So of course it is imperative that I stop [...]

Wrinkly in Ashland; Intergalactic Grandparenting

It all came on so suddenly. Sofia lost all her baby incisors at about the same time she graduated to reading chapter books. She traded in her hot pink organdy tutu for a wardrobe of pima jerseys in brooding purples. Her social insouciance gave way to a new anxiety about 3rd grade classroom cliques. Toads [...]

Flanagan Trail to Chamise Peak – 700 ft. Climb to Unbelievable Vistas

If you want a grand view of the amazing, vast beauty of Shasta County and beyond, then grab the family, your camera, your dog and hike to the top of Chamise Peak! It will not disappoint! Located north of Redding and east of Keswick Reservoir, this moderate-sometimes-steep hike is only 2.4 miles to the top. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Attempted Robbery in Burney

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, at approximately 04:51 P.M., an employee of the Burney Rite Aid called 911 to report an attempted robbery. Deputies from the Burney Station responded, and arrived moments after the initial call. The employee reported the suspect gave an employee at the pharmacy a demand note. The suspect left after a [...]

In Search of a Figary – The Damn Water Issue

A number of people have suggested increasing the height of Shasta Dam by about 20 feet as a partial solution for water problems within the State of California. In my view, such an action would be absolutely stupid. At present, Shasta Lake has the ability to store 4,552,000 acre-feet of water. Most years the accumulation [...]

Revenge? Redemption? Ashland’s Got an App for That.

Director Tony Taccone. magus of the Berkeley Rep, doing a guest turn this year at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), launches his new production of “The Tempest” not quite in a teapot but at least in a washtub. In the opening scene, he has his protagonist, the exiled duke Prospero (Denis Arndt) plunge up to [...]

Sevillano Links Offers Golfers a Taste of the Auld Country

There’s a little bit of Scotland tucked away in Tehama County. It’s not what you’d expect to see while rolling down I-5, but right next to Rolling Hills Casino in Corning is Sevillano Links, an 18-hole golf course that brings to mind the layout and terrain of the game’s very first courses. Like its name [...]

Local Wound Care Center Joins Healogics, Inc. to Raise Awareness of Chronic Wounds

The Mercy Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the first Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week from June 2 to June 6. One of nearly 600 Healogics managed centers; The Mercy Wound Center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program directors across the [...]

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