Red Bluff Cannabis Advisory Committee receives scant public input

RED BLUFF — The Cannabis Advisory Committee held a Zoom meeting Thursday to receive feedback from the community on allowing cannabis dispensaries to operate. The committee specifically wanted to know the public’s thoughts about where these businesses would be located and any safety concerns that may need attention. Each person at the meeting had a 3-minute speaking limit. Cannabis lobbyist Max Del Real was the first to speak. Del Real said he thought Red Bluff was doing a great thing embracing the new and legitimate industry of cannabis. Red Bluff resident Cody Strock asked for everyone who spoke during the meeting to disclose who they were representing. Del Real said he was attending the meeting in part for a client who was interested in bringing cannabis retail to the area. Tehama County resident Liz Merry was very much in favor of any commercial cannabis activity. Merry said she would like to see outgrows allowed, be in it in a greenhouse or other some other way that mitigates odor, with disputes being resolved between neighbors. “I think this is a fantastic thing,” Merry said. Mayor Kris…

Prices edge up at Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale despite pandemic

RED BLUFF — The Red Bluff Sale and Gelding Sale concluded with the sale of bulls Saturday, and it’s time to look at how this year’s sale compared to the sale last year. There were varied changes throughout the sale. Some stock sold higher than the previous year while the number of animals sold decreased or remained the same in of the few selling categories. The top-selling dog, Kansas, went for $17,000 and was consigned by Tim Woods, of Cottonwood. The 2020 top-selling stock dog, Mr. Billy, sold for $16,000. Initially, the 2020 sale included 20 dogs, but 17 made it to the ring to be sold for a $104,500 total. There were 17 dogs sold at the 2021 sale for a $148,500 total, an increase of around $44,000. The sale this year had fewer geldings sold but saw their average price go up. In 2020, 56 geldings sold for an average of $13,296.43. Forty-two geldings were sold in 2021 for an average price of $18,113.10, an increase of about $5,000, LG Cookin With, consigned by Eric Freitas, was purchased by Kenneth Owens of Red…

Put Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame now

For the first time since 1960, no new player will be added to Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame. Based on the voting, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, players associated with performance enhancing drugs, are stuck in place, and have diminishing chances of ever gaining admission. But the Baseball Writers Association of America should reconsider another notorious player: Pete Rose. The debate about whether Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame has been going on since Major League Baseball banned him from the game for life in 1989. Two years later, the Hall of Fame passed a new rule that no player on the MLB lifetime ineligible list could appear on a ballot. The rule was specifically written to punish Rose. The problem that many fans have is the sanctimony with which the two organizations treat Rose, yet willfully dismiss much more egregious cheating charges against PED cheats and an entire MLB team – the 2017 World Series champion Houston Astros. Rose admitted that he wagered on baseball, including the team that he managed, the Cincinnati Reds. When the ban was handed down, Rose accepted his…

Sledding, snowmen, snowballs needed on Capitol grounds

Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat and D.C.’s delegate in the U.S. House, is on to something big. A longtime champion of, and leader on, civil rights and free speech issues, she has a clear mastery of common sense. You see, the west side of the U.S. Capitol grounds has long been the place for sledding when the occasional snowstorm hits Washington – one of D.C.’s few hills steep enough to give riders a thrill. Is there a better sight reflecting our great country’s freedom than children and others flocking to Congress’ backyard to ride sleds, build snowmen and throw snowballs? Well, the Capitol Police said “bah humbug” to all that in 2001. Worried about sledding accidents – and surely worried about lawsuits in the world’s most litigious city – they banned west-side sledding 20 years ago. The ban was still in effect in early March 2015, but kids got away with defying it one snowy day back then, according to The Hill, which noted that Norton thanked Capitol Police for not enforcing their no-fun rule. Later in 2015, Norton successfully added language into a federal…

Shasta Livestock Auction, Branding Iron restaurant to close

COTTONWOOD — After almost 60 years of service, the well-known Shasta Livestock Auction Yard is closing its gates. The business has spent more than a half century conducting weekly livestock auctions starting in Anderson and eventually ending up on Main Street in Cottonwood. The Shasta Livestock Auction house in Cottonwood on Tuesday where weekly sales have occurred since 1966. (Jake Hutchison — Daily News) The bull horns behind the counter of the Branding Iron Cafe, a longtime restaurant at the Shasta Livestock Auction Yard. (Jake Hutchison — Daily News) Wooden plaques line the walls of the Shasta Livestock Auction house, each featuring brands used by ranchers who have bought and sold at the business. (Jake Hutchison — Daily News) A sign towers over the Shasta Livestock Auction Yard property near the business’s entrance. (Jake Hutchison — Daily News) Show Caption of Expand Walking into the hallway of the main building on the property, the walls are lined with photographs of ranchers from throughout the decades. The building itself feels like a time capsule, or, as General Manager Brad Peek would say, “a museum.” Peek has…

Amber Alert Mistakenly Sent Out For ‘Chucky’ Doll Of ‘Child’s Play’ Horror Films

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSFW.COM) – The Texas Department of Public Safety sent out a mistaken Amber Alert like no other on Friday, Jan. 29. The message published from the Texas Alerts system with an Amber Alert for “Chucky” the doll and his child, “Glen.” The alert listed Chucky from “Child’s Play” horror movies as a suspect. He was described as a 28-year-old with red, auburn hair, blue eyes, stands at 3’1″, and weighs 16 pounds. He was described as wearing blue denim overalls with a multi-colored striped long sleeve shirt and wielding a kitchen knife prior to his disappearance. (credit: Texas DPS) The alert also listed Glen as an abducted child who is 5 years old, weighs 6 pounds, stands at 2’3″, and also has red, auburn hair and blue eyes. Glen was described as wearing a blue shirt and black collar prior to his “disappearance.” The alert was emailed out three separate times to subscribers of the Texas Alerts System Friday. Multiple media outlets contacted DPS for comment and received this response: “This alert is a result of a test malfunction. We apologize for the confusion this may…

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