Monthly Archives: November 2011

Discount marijuana sales all over town?

One imagines the scene. Dark clouds hang over the landlords of the many local marijuana collectives as the City of Redding charges Code Enforcement to shutter their tenant’s doors. Now Redding spends money it doesn’t have, defending enforcement of laws … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Tagged | Leave a comment

We send our Curiosity to Mars

Our Mars mission that took off yesterday is nothing if not ambitious. If you haven’t seen it, check out this inspiring HD video from JPL that describes how Curiosity will land. It will be amazing if it goes as hoped. … Continue reading

Posted in Video | Tagged | Leave a comment

Lily the dog, and a Mountain Bike -short video

This video made my day. I know we have many mountain bike trail enthusiasts here in the Northstate, and terrific trails. But few humans are as electrified about a single track workout as this little dog Lily. This may not … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Cooking class with Cal DeMercurio -a few photos

Chef Cal DeMercurio of The Old School Restaurant on Pine Street is a local celebrity. On Saturday, he held a cooking class at his restaurant in Redding in preparation for Thanksgiving cooks looking to add a few recipes and skills. … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Restaurants, Schools | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Short video condenses 50 miles of the John Muir Trail

This lovely short video reminds me of my backpacker days. And will probably do the same for you if you’ve ever chugged up into the high granite country yourself. It also reminds me how much work it is to do … Continue reading

Posted in Video | Leave a comment

Redding area schools get locavore, fresh, healthy food

This excellent recent article in the Record Searchlight reviews the successful efforts of area schools to incorporate locally grown, fresh foods into the school menu. With so many local kids getting a significant portion of their diet from school, I … Continue reading

Posted in Schools | Tagged | Leave a comment

Inevitable Fall foliage photos

I think I shoot these same trees every year. No matter. They are as stunning as ever. Full transition. Liquidamber above, and Maple below. Leaf and sky in morning light. Photos by Skip 11-15-11

Posted in Photography | Tagged | Leave a comment

We ride Segways on Redding’s River Trail -short video

Strapped my video camera to a Segway and rolled down the River Trail to the Sundial Bridge, and around Turtle Bay Museum. It was my first time on a Segway. They are as fun as they look, and remarkably easy … Continue reading

Posted in Trails, Video | Leave a comment

Severe weather predicted for Redding today ~ 72 and breezy

I saw this on the Weather Channel website: Meanwhile we are still getting fresh strawberries here in November. I hope all you east coast folks digging out from under that early snowfall today, with no electricity, can relate to the … Continue reading

Posted in Funny signs | Tagged | Leave a comment