Fog? What Up?

What happened to our promised sunny weekend? Redding was blanketed in fog nearly all day Saturday, and it was still with us Sunday morning. The fog was expected to burn away later in the day, just in time for a storm system to arrive Sunday afternoon.

The storm trough will deliver heavy rain on Monday before pushing out of Northern California on Tuesday. We’ll finally get a few days of sunshine Wednesday through Friday. Unless the Fog Beast arises again.

  • NFL: The New Orleans Saints’ undefeated run ended Saturday when they fell 24-17 to the Dallas Cowgirls. Drew Brees coughed up the ball a couple of times, and Tony Romo finally woke up and threw consistently good passes. Details here. UPDATE: Because of the big snowstorm on the East Coast, the NFL has delayed the start of today’s 49ers-Eagles game from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. PST.
  • I don’t know if anyone’s ever done a best french fries contest in Redding, but Leatherby’s downtown has got to be a contender. Yum.
  • DVD I Watched on the Dreadmill: “Touchez Pas au Grisbi (or ‘Don’t Touch the Loot’),” a 1954 gangster film that’s as good as they come. Jean Gabin is an elegant, aging mobster who’s hit a big score and plans to retire, but a younger crimelord (Lino Ventura) hears about the hidden loot. He kidnaps Gabin’s partner, and demands the loot as ransom. Lots of pin-striped tough guys and doe-eyed ingenues. Directed by Jacques Becker.

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Steve Brewer

is the author of CUTTHROAT and 17 other books. Read more of his columns at, or follow him on Facebook.