Sunny for Santa

Santa Claus might reach Northern California and decide to stay.

Should be beautiful weather here through Christmas Day, but it’s a bad travel time for anyone in the Midwest. A huge snowstorm is blanketing the middle of the country, closing highways and delaying flights.

Here in Redding, sunny skies and high temperatures in the 60s should make it pleasant for last-minute shopping and outdoor activities. A weak storm system is to move into the area during the weekend, bringing clouds and a chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday.

For more local weather info, click here.

  • Operation Blue Santa did its annual good deed on Wednesday, as local law enforcement officers and their Santa in blue delivered gifts and good cheer to hospitals and needy families. Way to go!
  • Need to keep those kids busy during winter break? KIXE-TV is sponsoring a Clifford the Big Red Dog poster contest for children in kindergarten through third grade. Deadline is Jan. 19. For details, click here.
  • Hate to get you stirred up during the holidays, but did you see the New York Times article about big banks that made fortunes betting against the very securities they were recommending to their clients? Such outrageous behavior. As one expert says in the article: “When you buy protection against an event that you have a hand in causing, you are buying fire insurance on someone else’s house and then committing arson.”
  • What I’m Reading: “Ravens” by George Dawes Green, a thriller about a family that wins a $318 million lottery, and two crooks who try to rake off half the winnings. Intriguing.

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