Tag Archive for ‘Upstate California’

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 [...]

Matt’s Chats with Christine Cantera

Over the years I’ve built a number of friendships entirely on the Internet.  Either by luck or coincidence, I’ve stumbled across some fascinating, funny, talented, amazing people and while the relationships are virtual, the friendships aren’t.  It’s really cool to get to know someone on the other side of the world without ever so much as [...]

Reflections in a Mirror (While Shaving): Part 36

•Am I the only person in the world who can’t take a selfie? Distorted nose and one buggy eye, no subject matter…I look like a very ugly fish in every one. •I think I’ve figured out I can’t get help with a selfie. •Tried a new turbo self hair cutter…have this sorta rocky raccoon thing [...]

Hey, Hey, LBJ — How Many Kids Know Your Name Today?

Before it heads off to Broadway — and, likely, to another round of prestigious plaudits and prizes — we in NorCal still have a few more weeks to head up to Ashland for the world premiere of “The Great Society,” the latter half of playwright Robert Shenkkan’s powerful diptych on the truncated presidency of Lyndon [...]

Lassen Park Via Motorcycle With a Helmet Video Camera: ‘Feel the Wind in Your Hair’

Having been born and raised in Redding, I, like so many others of like heritage, have traveled through the Lassen Park area dozens of times. It’s something I never get tired of, or take for granted. Recently, I took a motorcycle ride through Lassen with some friends. Since this was my first time through the [...]

The Livin’ is Easy Both Inside and Out

The livin’ is easy in this custom-built, rustic mountain style home nestled among the manzanita and native oak on a hillside west of Redding. A secluded driveway conveys the visitor to two welcoming olive trees from the William Randolph Hearst Olive Ranch in Happy Valley. Rod and Sandy Dole’s home is the realization of their [...]

Letter to the Editor: ‘What happened to Redding?’

One Saturday last month my wife and I took my 2-year-old son down to the Grasshoppers baseball, a toddler baseball program that runs for a month.  It was located down by the city hall and library.  It was a beautiful day outside, a little hot, but still a nice Redding day. But the one thing [...]

Writers Forum October 11 Meeting: Planning Ahead for Conference Success

At the Saturday, October 11 meeting of Writers Forum, board members Laura Hernandez and Sharon Owen pool the knowledge they’ve gained from attending a variety of writing conferences. They will offer advice on where to find the best conference fit for a writer’s needs and how to prepare in advance for the most successful outcome. Laura Hernandez, [...]

Film Review: ‘The Skeleton Twins’

A friend recently shared with me, intended as a gentle admonishment, I’m sure, the following bit of wisdom: “You only make a mistake once.  After that, the same mistake becomes a choice.” Such is the nature of the dilemma Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and her twin brother Milo (Bill Hader) face in Craig Johnson’s fine new [...]

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