With an unforgettable night, Sharks defenseman makes his case to stay in lineup

Nicolas Meloche was already looking forward to seeing his mother, Natalie, in south Florida this week, helping her celebrate her birthday before the Sharks play the Panthers in Sunrise on Saturday night. Now Meloche will be able to bring his mom a special gift – the puck from his first NHL goal. Meloche scored his first career goal in 21 NHL games on his mom’s birthday Wednesday, a second-period snipe that proved to be the game-winner in the Sharks’ 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals. “For sure calling her after I’m done here,” Meloche said. “Just special that it’s on her birthday. We talked earlier. She’s in Florida right now. It’s fun. I’ll be able to give her the puck (Thursday or Friday), so it’s great timing.” Meloche has patiently waited for opportunities to play with the Sharks since he was acquired by the team from the Colorado Avalanche prior to the start of the 2019-2020 season. Meloche, 24, played seven NHL games last season, and six more from Oct. 30 to Nov. 11 this season when four Sharks defensemen, including Erik Karlsson, were out…

Everyday Cheapskate: Clutter’s last stand

What would we do if we actually had to use everything we own, including all that stuff in the drawers, cupboards, closets, shelves and boxes in our kitchen, bedrooms, living room, basement, attic, garage, rafters, driveway, patio, side yard and cars? Could we do it? It’s not likely. Instead, we pack it, stack it and pile it away — we even pay rent to store it — and keep accumulating even more. More stuff dilutes the quality of our lives. Every possession carries two price tags: the original purchase price and the continuing toll. That second amount is paid in upkeep, time, maintenance and storage. It can charge its toll in anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, financial distress and even impaired function. I’ve done it. Perhaps you have, too. I’ve packed it all up and paid someone to move it to a new place. “I’ll sort it there,” I told myself. Years later, I’m still hounded by unpacked boxes that I’ve moved from one house to another, from one floor to the basement, from one room to another or just one side of the closet to…

Death notices: Jan. 27, 2022

Carnegie: Brent LaVaul Carnegie, 58, of Durham died Sunday, Jan. 23. Arrangements are under the direction of Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers. Published Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 in the Daily News, Red Bluff, California. Hall: Debra Kay Hall, 68, of Red Bluff died Saturday, Jan. 22 at Enloe Medical Center in Chico. Arrangements are under the direction of Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers. Published Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 in the Daily News, Red Bluff, California.   Johnston: Patricia Gail Johnston, 66, of Corning died Saturday, Jan. 22 at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers. Published Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 in the Daily News, Red Bluff, California. Death notices must be provided by mortuaries to the news department, are published at no charge, and feature only specific basic information about the deceased. Paid obituaries are placed through the Classified advertising department. Paid obituaries may be placed by mortuaries or by families of the deceased and include online publication linked to the newspaper’s website. Paid obituaries may be of any length, may run multiple days and offer wide…

100 years ago: Enjoyable dance held by Sciots in Orpheum Casino

A more enjoyable dance has not been given in this vicinity for forty years than that held by the Red Bluff Sciots and their Masonic friends at the Orpheum Casino last night. There was a large attendance, including a big delegation from Los Molinos. Old fashioned dances — waltzes, quadrilles, Virginia reels, Paul Joneses and the like — prevailed, Wahl’s orchestra furnishing the best music heard in a dance hall in this city for several years. A dainty lunch, with punch, was served during the entire evening, and in all respects the dance showed splendid management. Ted Fitzgerald, an artist — an impresario, in fact — introduced several specialties into the night’s pleasure, one a Dutch dance faultlessly displayed by Frances Hayes and Barbara Clendenning, two little misses from Los Molinos, and a Spanish dance with castanets given by Virginia Hayes and Elisabeth Tunison, also from our sister town. The dances were as well executed as though given by professionals, not a step in either of the dances failing with the music. The young ladies were trained by Mrs. R. M. Salter, and the accompaniment…

Police logs: Jan. 27, 2022

The following information is compiled from Red Bluff Police Department, Red Bluff Fire, Tehama County Sheriff’s Department, Corning Police Department, Corning Fire, Cal Fire and California Highway Patrol logs.  Animals Vine Road: Four cows were walking along the road with a calf around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Arrests Cory Michael Dunbar: 38, of Cottonwood was arrested Tuesday and charged with cruelty to an elder or dependent adult with great bodily injury or death likely and carrying a billy or leaded cane. Bail was $15,000. James Raymond Hanes: 56, of Redding was arrested Tuesday and charged with being a fugitive from justice. No bail was set. Joshua Billy Holden: 27, of Corning was arrested Tuesday and charged with grand theft of personal property. No bail was set. Cody Lee Kilburger: 27, of Red Bluff was arrested Tuesday and charged with burglary. No bail was set. Mark Anthony Marroquin: 31, of Red Bluff was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted carjacking. Bail was $100,000. Michael Ray Mullins: 39, of Paynes Creek was arrested Tuesday and charged with burglary and parole violation. Bail was $30,000. Micah Timothy Sims, 39,…

Remains of ancestors massacred in NorCal are returned to Wiyot Tribe

The most vulnerable members of the Wiyot Tribe were asleep the morning of Feb. 26, 1860, when a band of white men slipped into their Northern California villages under darkness and slaughtered them. Many of the children, women and elderly slain in what became known as the Indian Island Massacre had their eternal rest disturbed when their graves were later dug up and their skeletons and the artifacts buried with them were placed in a museum. After nearly 70 years of separation from their tribe, the remains of at least 20 of those believed to have been killed have been returned home. “They’re going to be at peace and at rest with our other ancestors,” Ted Hernandez, the Wiyot Tribe’s historic preservation officer, said Tuesday after the repatriation was announced. “They’ll be able to reunite with their families.” The return is part of an effort by some institutions to do a better job complying with federal law that requires giving tribes back items looted from sacred burial sites. Grave robbing was yet another indignity suffered by Native Americans and their descendants long after they were…

Fake vaccine cards used at Bills playoff game land felony charges for NY couple

A West Seneca couple that allegedly used fake vaccine cards to attend the Bills-Patriots playoff game at Highmark Stadium earlier is month is now facing felony charges for their actions. Michael and Amber Naab, 34 and 37, were arraigned Tuesday night in Orchard Park Town Court and charged with one count each of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, a Class D felony. The charges carry a maximum of seven years in prison if convicted, but Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said in a press conference Wednesday that he would not send the couple to prison. “I would readily admit, this is not the Kennedy assassination,” Flynn said. “I readily admit this is not the crime of the century.” He added: “At the end of the day, I’m not going to jam them up. But I can’t just let them go.” The Naabs gained entrance to the Jan. 15 game with their fake cards. But they were already on the Bills’ radar due to their social media activity, Flynn said, and an anonymous tip led to an investigation during the…

CSU indicates it will scrap SAT, ACT admission requirement

California State University trustees strongly indicated Wednesday they will permanently scrap SAT and ACT testing requirements for admission — a move that would align the nation’s largest four-year higher education system with the University of California, which dumped the standardized exams it criticized as biased and of little value. At a board meeting Wednesday, not one trustee on the 12-member educational policy committee voiced opposition to a recent recommendation by a systemwide admission advisory council to drop the tests. The council of students, faculty and administrators found the assessments less effective than high school grades in predicting college success, while producing disparate results for underserved students and creating undue stress. The full Board of Trustees will vote on the proposal in March and, if approved, the council will craft a new admissions formula and suggest when to begin using it, with Chancellor Joseph I. Castro making the final decision. “The issue of SAT and ACT testing has overwhelmed students and families for a long time,” said Trustee Diego Arambula, a longtime public school and nonprofit educator. “To see that a GPA alone actually has better predictive power…

Bud Light spent nearly 10 years on a zero-carb beer: Here’s how it tastes

Trying to be a bit healthier as part of your New Years’ resolution, but having a hard time giving up your beer? A new drink from Bud Light may be your solution. Bud Light NEXT, the brand’s first-ever zero-carb beer, is hitting the market after spending nearly 10 years in the making. The company describes it as a beer “offers the sensibility and stats of a seltzer.” Most beers are made by fermenting grains like barley or wheat, which contain carbohydrates, aka carbs. A 12-ounce serving of Bud Light, for example, contains about 6.6 grams of carbs. How does Bud Light NEXT have no carbs? Bud Light head of innovation Paul Scholz says that is still a secret. Scholz describes the beer as being crisp and light. NFL broadcaster, Hall of Famer Troy Aikman announces new beer brand If you aren’t a big fan of the taste of beer, you may actually like the 80-calorie, 4% ABV Bud Light NEXT. It lacks the characteristically strong beer flavor, which is usually sweet and malty, in the opinion of this avid beer drinker from Wisconsin. Bud Light…

Water Main Break Floods Cahuenga Blvd. In Hollywood Hills

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A large water main break flooded the streets and garages of a neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills in the early morning hours Thursday. Jan. 27, 2022. (OnSceneTV) The break to an old 12-inch cast iron pipe that was installed back in the 1930s occurred at around 1:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Cahuenga Boulevard, near Odin Street, just off the 101 Freeway. A powerful river of water gushed down Cahuenga, flooding low-lying garages in the process. An Uber driver and his three passengers got stuck in the water and had to climb out of the stalled car and wade their way out. “The car just stalled out, the water was about to the top of the hood, but it wasn’t coming over the hood,” the driver told CBSLA. “The guy who ordered the ride, I think he felt kind of bad, because he kept telling me, ‘go, go, go.’ I didn’t really want to go through the water, but he was like, ‘just go.’ So I tried, but it didn’t work.” A tow truck arrived and carted his car to…

Man Shot In Face While Driving On 5 Freeway In Sylmar; Gunman At Large

SYLMAR (CBSLA) — A man was shot in the face while driving on the 5 Freeway in Sylmar Wednesday night. Jan. 26, 2022. (CBSLA) The shooting occurred at 9:38 p.m. on the northbound 5 Freeway, north of the Roxford Street exit, according to California Highway Patrol. The victim was behind the wheel of a Honda Civic when someone in a black sedan opened fire on him, CHP said. He was struck in the jaw. The shooting caused him to slam into a sedan, but he still managed to pull over onto the shoulder of the freeway. He was rushed to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills with major injuries to his face and jaw, but is expected to survive, CHP said. A motive for the shooting remains unclear. There was no word on what may have lead up to it. The shooter and the suspect vehicle, believed to be a black sedan with tinted widows, has not been identified. It’s unclear if investigators have obtained any security video or cell phone video of the shooting. The northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were…

Man Killed, Second Wounded In San Gabriel Shooting

SAN GABRIEL (CBSLA) — One man was killed and a second wounded in a shooting in San Gabriel Wednesday night. Jan. 26, 2022. (CBSLA) The shooting occurred at 8:10 p.m. in the 1400 block of Prospect Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. San Gabriel police responded to a report of shots fired to find a 40-year-old man dead at the scene. His name was not immediately released. While investigating, officers learned that a second man with a gunshot wound had been taken to a hospital. He is believed to have sustained the wound in the same incident, the sheriff’s department said. The circumstances which lead up to the shooting were unclear. No arrests have been made. The sheriff’s department is assisting San Gabriel police in the case.