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Redding’s Firechief has a blog and is active on social media

You can catch up with the Firechief of Redding at his blog: From the Firehouse. Be sure to read his review of 2015 at the Redding Fire Department and the record 12,856 calls for service. Chief Gerry Gray is also … Continue reading

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Build It in Redding

Spring 2016 classes have been posted for this wonderful Redding after school program, Build It. Classes include: Lego Robotics Scratch Computer Programming Arduino and Electronics Javascript and HTML Stop-Motion Animation As a child, I would have absolutely eaten this stuff … Continue reading

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Check your solar availability in Redding

Google has a cool feature that uses their mapping knowledge to guestimate your home’s suitability for generating solar power. They call it Project Sunroof. It doesn’t work everywhere, but for the addresses in Redding I tried it worked fine. Check … Continue reading

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Reflecting on life around Shasta long ago

Curating this intriguing video here. I often wonder what it was really like in the Northstate, say 600 years ago. We know very little for certain. But from bits and pieces of history I’ve learned, a kind of mental picture … Continue reading

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TEDx Redding

Here’s a banner image created to spread the word about Redding’s TEDx events. “Redding’s best days lie ahead,” I think that’s true. I love the energy the organizers of this event find in our community. TEDxRedding is Really Redding.

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20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

Curating this here, because it’s good to remind oneself of these mind tricks that derail clear thinking. From The Big Picture blog and via Bruce Ross. Thanks, Bruce. Click to enlarge.

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Shasta County mental health resources

Mental health issues affect everyone. Listen to the stories of these local brave faces and their journeys. If you, or anyone you know can use help, there are resources at Shasta County: To access mental health services 24 hours a … Continue reading

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Sign the petition to bring a UC to Redding

I remember this well. About 15 years ago the cities of Merced and Redding were in a battle for the next University of California. Even though Merced was located less than 30 miles to CS Stanislaus, a decision was made … Continue reading

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A Martian marathon

Recently, the Martian robot rover Curiosity completed a journey of more than 26 miles on Mars. Over 11 years. You can watch a time lapse of the journey in this video. It seems to me that years from now, when … Continue reading

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Visit the Courthouse Museum in Old Shasta

Before Redding existed, Shasta was the queen city of Northern California. Shasta’s mostly fireproof main street now lies in ruin. But you can catch a glimpse life in the Gold Rush era and more at the Courthouse Museum. The ruins … Continue reading

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