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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

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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

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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

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Local-Focused Show Lures ‘Harlots’ to Shasta Fairgrounds

In 2009, when Monica Templeton closed “Monica’s Vintage Inspired,” her Athens Avenue shabby-chic emporium, a whole cadre of artists, jewelry designers and furniture up-cyclers lost a home. And Redding lost a place to discover one-of-a-kind, artful gifts and décor, in a place that felt like home.

It was only a matter of time before Templeton …
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Surviving This Arctic Blast, and the Next One

It’s cold. Way too cold for this thin-blooded California boy. I throw on a sweatshirt when the temperature drops below 70. Below freezing? Just get me to the tropics, will ya? But we’ll get through this cold snap and the… Continue Reading

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As the Salmon Return, So Do the Festivals

This Saturday marks the 20th annual Return of the Salmon Festival at Coleman National Fish Hatchery, outside of Anderson. New this year is a street fair in downtown Anderson that will run in conjunction with the festival and serve as… Continue Reading