Sand Bags Available

    The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and  Shasta County Department of Public Works, with the cooperation of CALFIRE, has several locations of sand and sandbags throughout the county. The Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage citizens to use these… Continue Reading


Geff & Melinda: Perfect Love; Imperfect Bodies

Like many couples, Geff Curtis and Melinda Kaiser-Curtis like weekends best. They sleep in. They eat when and what they want. They play with their three dogs. Later, they could take a ride and go shopping. They might fold laundry as they watch a DVD. Or,… Continue Reading


Michele’s Dream for Youth 2nd Annual Anderson Teen Center Fundraiser

The Anderson Teen Center provides a second home to many youth in our community, offering leadership, recreation, artistic, and educational programs and activities. The Anderson Teen Center Advisory Board works in partnership with Teen Center staff and the Anderson Partnership… Continue Reading


Land Use For Taxes: Churn Creek Bottom Shopping Center Benefits are Short-lived, Short-Sighted

Unfortunately, it appears that at least some people involved in local government do not understand what a bad idea it is to allow short term fiscal gains to dictate long term land use policy. What that does is to create… Continue Reading


Menuplease: A Little Slice of Paradise at El Paraiso

Generally Femme de Joie doesn’t linger long in Anderson. It’s a place she passes through on her way to someplace else. But recently she was bopping around the environs looking at thrift stores and second-hand junque places (junque being high-class… Continue Reading


Fish Steal the Show Saturday at Koi Club’s 2011 Pond Tour

“The Whale,” a 13-year-old yellow Ogon carp, lives peacefully in an aquatic sanctuary in Renee and Gary Ottsman’s Redding backyard. He’s the oldest of 15 fish that share the landscaped, precision-filtered pond that Renee and Gary excavated two years ago,… Continue Reading


Peddling News, Not Pedaling News

After a couple weeks on the bicycle beat, I’m giving the two-wheelers a rest (well, mostly) for today. I’ll be writing about upcoming bicycle races and events, including the return of a popular mountain bike racing series in coming weeks,… Continue Reading