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Whiskeytown Falls – No Longer Whiskeytown’s Best Kept Secret

Editor’s note: Renae Tolbert was a frequent contributor of writing and photography to aNewsCafe.com. She died on March 26 following complications from cancer. ANC will publish some of her work in the coming months in memory and honor of Renae.… Continue Reading

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Speaking of Dogs: Entertainment for the Stay-at-Home Dog

Dogs are social, curious animals that do not handle boredom and isolation well. When left to their own devices, unemployed, under-exercised dogs will find something to do. Guaranteed.  Sadly, a dog’s interpretations of fabulous options for entertainment are usually annoying… Continue Reading

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Torpedoes of Death Masquerade as Innocent Grass to Torture Dogs

I see foxtails. Everywhere. Hordeum murinum or “Hare Barley,” a non-native invader from Spain, grows in healthy, thick patches along the trails and in open spaces where people walk their dogs. What appears to be innocent, lush grass in early… Continue Reading

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Downtown Non-profit Increases Services for Redding’s Needy

This month saw an increase in food and services available to Redding’s needy from the People of Progress, one long-time Redding non-profit organization. From her tiny office on downtown Center Street, Melinda Brown, the executive director of People of Progress,… Continue Reading

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The Weight is Over – Diane B. Hill: ‘Never Give Up!’

Diane, thank you so much for talking with us today about your health and fitness journey. YOU are the person who inspired me to join Align and work with Matthew R. Lister. I saw one of your Facebook posts in… Continue Reading

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Hollyn Chase’s Audio Book Insights: From Historical Fiction and Suspense, to Feel-Good Novels

After reading a variety of reviews listing the best books of 2015, I found two novels that made almost everyone’s list. However, these are so popular I suspect many of you may have already read or listened to them. Still,… Continue Reading