100 years ago: Mosquitoes ordered out of city of Redding

A session of the members of the Redding Mosquito Abatement district was held at the city hall Tuesday evening. Considerable discussion was had relative to the best means of ridding the district of the pest. It was realized by those in attendance that the present influx of mosquitoes was the worst in years and heroic measures must be taken if the health of the community is to be preserved. While no definite plans were entered into for their extermination further than oiling their breeding places and draining water filled holes, the same as in former years, new ways of getting at the mosquitoes are in contemplation. It was apparent that cooperation must be had if the campaign is to be successful and that everyone must do his part. One of the ideas brought forth was that the schools, both high and grammar, should be brought into action and that much good in the way of educating the public to locate breeding places. Perhaps some way of giving prizes to those who worked most industriously might be given and a good healthy competition be aroused. —…

Everyday Cheapskate: Good manners, good sense and wedding gifts

You know it’s wedding season when the invitations pile up in your mailbox faster than you can return the RSVPs. Who doesn’t love a wedding? OK, I see those hands, but you are clearly in the minority. The challenge is buying gifts for your betrothed friends and relatives — or their kids — that they’ll appreciate but that won’t run up your credit cards or make you look like a total tightwad. Before we get to the gifts, let’s review the etiquette. The Emily Post Institute advises that if you are invited to a bridal shower and cannot attend, only your regrets to the hostess are required. Etiquette does not require you to send a gift. And if you are invited to more than one shower for the same bride, you should not feel obligated to attend more than one shower, even if you are in the wedding party. Not so for an invitation to the wedding. Even if you are unable to attend, good manners dictate sending a gift to the home of the bride several weeks before the big day. So, how can…

Police logs: Feb. 25, 2021

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 Main Street: Three large dogs were loose at River Park around 9:20 a.m. Tuesday and attacking people. Central Avenue: Three horses were loose around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Arrests Samantha Michelle Fisher: 32, of Red Bluff was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and failure to appear. No bail was set. Dustin Matthew Stoner: 33, of Chico was arrested Tuesday and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle. No bail was set. Lloyd Adam Wilson: 38, of Red Bluff was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of obscene material of minors engaged in sexual acts. No bail was set. Disturbances View Drive: A woman was threatened by her adult stepson around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Oren Avenue near Hoag Road: Two men were fighting around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. White Road: People were shooting in an unsafe manner around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday at Homewood Mobile Home Park. Third Avenue, Orland: A person threatened to…

Local calendar: Feb. 25, 2021

Due to the statewide stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, most local events and meetings have been cancelled. Following is a listing of public meetings, many of which are held via teleconference. Check with each agency for information about submitting public comment. If your group or agency is commencing meetings as shutdown orders are lifted, write to editor@redbluffdailynews.com or leave a message at 737-5042. Thursday Corning Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m., 820 Marin St. Friday Red Bluff Celebrate Recovery: 7 p.m., High Point Assembly of God, 625 Luther Road, 567-8190 Corning Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m., 820 Marin St. Saturday Red Bluff Farmers market: 9 a.m. to noon, River Park, EBT, debit and credit cards accepted Sunday No events scheduled Monday Corning Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m., 820 Marin St. Tuesday Red Bluff City Council: 6 p.m., via teleconference, live audio at https://redbluffca.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx. Public comments may be submitted to citymeetings@cityofredbluff.org before or during the meeting or call 527-2605 x 3071. Tehama County Board of Supervisors: 10 a.m., board chamber, 727 Oak St., for audio and real-time commenting via phone, call 212-8376, conference code 933876, press 5*…

Forward Movement

A recipe for health I have spent every spring since seventh grade involved in track and field, well over 50 years — a life of studying forward movement through running, teaching, clinics, clinician and graduate study — a lifetime study of coaching. We are all aware of the benefits of forward movement including heart strength, muscle strength, chronic disease control, and blood pressure and weight control. Some people with disabilities cannot walk but movement of any sort is beneficial. For most people, walking can be accomplished safely during a pandemic. It can be done almost anywhere. You can listen to music, you can walk safely with friends or it can be a great way to mediate quietly. It isn’t running. One foot is always touching the ground and almost everyone at almost any fitness level can benefit from starting a walking regimen. Most of us already walk quite a few steps daily, so here are some things to consider to make the most of them. Walking with improper technique radically reduces the effectiveness of your time and can cause other problems. Good walking includes staying…

Ruthless and Rootless

I Care a Lot and Nomadland I CARE A LOT. There has been a movement afoot, particularly in the last 20 years or so, among creators and critics in advocacy of the unlikable protagonist. And it makes sense: From a storytelling standpoint, exploring the vague borders of personality in order to subvert the dominant hero/villain paradigm can be a deeply satisfying thought exercise. In terms of modern/feminist/progressive criticism, flouting the convention of pleasantness as a measure of worth serves as part of the greater work of widening the lens of acceptability and validity through which we view art, whether it be “serious” or “popular” (although part of the same work lies in removing that distinction). Philosophically, I’m all for it. I tend toward the dark places anyway and I admire the challenge of creating a compellingly nasty character/narrative. But there’s the rub. The work has to be compelling, the character (or characters) realized enough that we care about them, or at least want to see what they get up to in spite of our aversion. It is a delicate balance worth striving for and, ostensibly,…

Now or Never for Coastal Steelhead Season

Rivers conditions are trending toward perfection this week and it’s pretty much now or never for the 2021 winter steelhead season. In what has been called one of the toughest seasons anyone can remember, if the next week or so doesn’t produce some quality fishing, it’s likely the season will go down as a bust. There are plenty of theories about why the steelhead haven’t returned in big numbers but nobody knows for sure. With a little more than a month left in the season, there is time for a resurgence. And if there was ever a time, it would be this week. Conditions on just about every coastal river are — or soon will be — pristine. We’ve had a few “Miracle Marches” in the past and it’s looking like we’re going to need another. Weather ahead “We’ll have a few opportunities for light rain in the next few days,” said Kathleen Zontos of Eureka’s National Weather Service Office. “The six-day rainfall total, which goes through Monday, is showing less than a tenth of an inch of rain. There is a chance for some…

In Praise of Bennett

Editor: The movie review by John J. Bennett about the Hoover/FBI assassination of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton I found to be exceptionally well written (“Tragedy of the Inside Man,” Feb. 18). He gives us a little look into what our very recent COVID life weirdness has been as far as being unable to enjoy gatherings for music or movies. And it resonates with Black Lives Matter and reminds me of the late 1960s and the Bay Area student strikes and anti-war movement and the Panthers in Oakland and the Brown Berets. Nostalgia for a time filled with some horrible things, yet still a time with hope for sanity and a brighter future that would never have included a creature like our recent failed “leader.” I look forward to being able to see the movie (in a theater?), and thank you for writing it. Robert Fornes, McKinleyville…

Saving the Discovery Museum

Wednesday afternoon was their scheduled weekly supervised visit with their mom; every week they’d come into the same room with the same books and toys, while I sat on an office chair at the door jotting down notes. Before I became a staff writer at the Journal, I worked with Humboldt County youth at an afterschool program, a summer camp and at the foster care agency. Some of my job included monitoring supervised visits like these. “Mom played with daughter. Mom engaged in a conversation with her son and asked him about school. Mom brought snacks. Mom read a book to them.” But today the little girl was tired of being enclosed in the same room. She let out a massive sigh and asked her mom if they could go next door to the Redwood Discovery Museum. Her mom looked at me since I was supervising and, of course, I said yes. I was just as tired of sitting in the same spot. The girl jumped up and rushed toward the door, hopping and asking her mom if they could play in the interactive science…

‘Once-In-A-Lifetime Sighting:’ Incredibly Rare Half-Male, Half-Female Cardinal Spotted In Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (KDKA-TV) — A longtime birdwatcher in Pennsylvania says he had a “once-in-a-lifetime” bird sighting – a cardinal that is half-male and half-female. “I had a once-in-a-lifetime, one in a million bird encounter!” James hill posted on Facebook.  Hill described the bird, which is known as a bilateral gynandromorph northern cardinal, as a bird divided right down the middle, half male and half female. Typically, male cardinals have bright red plumage. Females, on the other hand, are “buffy brownish,” Hill said in his Facebook post. Hill says he spotted the cardinal Saturday. Interestingly enough, another half-male, half -emale cardinal was spotted outside of Erie just two years ago. That bird was featured in National Geographic magazine. WATCH PITTSBURGH’S BALD EAGLES LIVE ON CAMERA HERE! “Could this bird be the same individual as the Erie, PA, bird? Possibly — their bird was female on the left and male on the right, too,” Hill said. Hill says he’s been birding for 48 years, and heard about the bird from a friend of the homeowner where it was spotted. He got permission from the homeowner to take a few…

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