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Old Forecaster: Midweek Redding Area Weather Update, Aug. 4-13, 2011

This outlook is issued every Wednesday to update the Sunday weekly forecast and provide a weather outlook for the next 10 days. Persistence is really becoming the best weather forecast, since the large scale weather pattern hasn’t changed much in… Continue Reading

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Decoy Operation Catches 3 Chico Businesses Selling Alcohol to Minor

On 07/25/2011, members of the Chico Police Department’s TARGET team conducted a Minor Decoy operation at 11 off-sale alcohol licensees in the Chico area. The Minor Decoy Operation involves minors who work under the direct supervision of officers. On 7/25/2011… Continue Reading

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Renowned PBS Artist Teaches in Redding

I wish someone had saved the first self-portrait I crayoned in Miss Wright’s kindergarten class at Pine Street School. I’d drawn a circle that contained eyes and a mouth. No nose. Two stick arms protruded from where ears might be, and a two stick legs dangled from where one’s chin might be. Miss Wright tried to help me, but I felt hopeless. Continue Reading

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Redding’s Talent Unmasked

Well, I could just say “Redding’s got talent” and there you have it, end of story. And not all of it comes by way of a tour bus. Like the amazing k. d. lang. Transcendent talent. I hope you were one of the fortunate 1,000 who saw her Friday night at the Cascade. Just incredible, yes? But I want to write about the talent that lives right here in River City and a showcase of that talent presented by Westside Performing Arts at the McLaughlin Auditorium on Saturday. Continue Reading

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Disney Artist & Weaverville ‘Mayor’ Share Brother-Sister Art Show

California Artists John N. Stewart and Jane M. Belden are having a 10-year art show reunion at The Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California for the month of August, with an opening Saturday.

Jane and John have been creating art for a combined total of 100 years or more. John is a former Disney artist and worked for 25 years for various film studios painting sets, portraits, murals and production illustration … Continue Reading