The Weight is Over – Week 57: No more pasta? Oh, rats!

I write this column against the advice of my handyman, who spoke his words of wisdom from beneath my kitchen sink. “I know you like to write about everything,” he said as he hammered pieces of wood into place. “But… Continue Reading


Up on The Rooftop, Black Bear Paws

Some years back, I was driving through Igo late one night. I slammed on my brakes as I rounded a corner. There, in the middle of the road, staring at me through the windshield, was a huge mountain lion. It… Continue Reading


Redding’s Garden Tract Neighborhood Celebrates National Night Out

What: National Night Out When: Tuesday, August 2, at 7 p.m. Where: The front yard at 620 Lincoln Street, Redding, CA 96001 National Night Out is Tuesday, August 2nd, and for residents of Redding’s Garden Tract neighborhood, that means a… Continue Reading


Sunday Funny: Why They Call It the ‘Garden’ Tract

If this cartoon doesn’t smell funny to you, maybe you missed Jim Dyar’s report on the trouble with marijuana gardens in Redding. Check it out here. Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far reaches of… Continue Reading


Sunday Funny: America’s Most Wanted Extreme Makeover

Neighborhood kids, don’t let this happen to you! Read all about the misadventures of a real-life Redding man trying to improve his home in Doni Greenberg’s recent story, “Will Garden Tract Home Owner Throw in the Trowel?” Phil Fountain is a cartoonist,… Continue Reading