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Labor Day Tales: Blood, Guts, Gift Wrap and Daycare

(Editor’s note: This is an encore column that was originally published in 2013.) When asked to name some of my most challenging jobs, I tend to recall employment of my youth, before I turned 30. I’ll leapfrog over my earliest… Continue Reading

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Council Adopts Airbnb Ordinance; Holds Off on a Touchy HOPE Van Policy; Limits Butane Sales; and Grants Hefty Raises to Electric Workers

The Redding City Council moved Tuesday to acknowledge—and legalize—a fast-growing component of the new sharing economy by voting for an ordinance regulating the Web-based, short-term rentals of homes through businesses like Airbnb. With a 5-0 vote, the council adopted an… Continue Reading