Monthly Archives: August 2010

Johnnys Cathouse

My buddies and I went to Johnny’s after a weekend of waterskiing at Lake Shasta. We went a little bit apprehensive given all the terrible reviews of the place (our favorite review: “Johnny’s White Supremacist Bar”), but when we did … Continue reading

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Photographing the Perseid Meteor Shower

Notice the title says “photographing,” and not “photographs of” the annual Perseid Meteor shower. Well, I may have gotten one shot of a small one. No matter. It was a beautiful night for stargazing. I only went into my back … Continue reading

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When the going gets hot, the hot go to the coast

Sometimes it can get just a bit too warm, too many days in a row, over the course of summer in Redding, and that’s when it’s time to consider heading for the coast. Only 150 scenic miles away, the Northcoast … Continue reading

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Capones and the death of mixology

BUSINESS PLAN: 1. Buy a dive bar for the price of the liquor license and for the location (directly across the street from Redding’s finest music and arts venue, the illustrious Cascade Theater). 2. Gut the space and spend some … Continue reading

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First Baptist Church of Redding

Built in 1952. The First Baptist Church of Redding had already worshiped in couple of other big church buildings prior to building this one over their 120 year history in Redding. Here’s how it looked in the 50’s, an image … Continue reading

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Shasta Dam 1942

This is one the very earliest color photographs of the dam, a technological feat for the time. The level of detail in the film seems much finer than typical contemporary digital images. The photography was taken in 1942 while Shasta … Continue reading

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The Squire Room

Warning to all married dudes about the Squire Room! If you use your plastic, your credit card statement will read “Thunderbird Lounge.” There is no Thunderbird Lounge in Redding, but there is a Thunderbird Lodge right next to the Squire … Continue reading

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Save Kilarc

The RS ran this article about yesterday’s rally to save Kilarc. Below is a re-run of our thoughts on the Kilarc facility. We stopped in over at Kilarc Reservoir in eastern Shasta County for a look and took a few … Continue reading

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