New gas station could be coming to Proberta area

RED BLUFF — The Proberta Post Office might get a new neighbor as the Tehama County Planning Commission is expected to vote on allowing a new fuel station to set up shop. A public hearing will be held during Thursday’s meeting in regards to issuing a permit for a fuel station at Harvey’s Market as well as a storage area. Harvey’s shares a building with the post office at 99W and Flores Avenue. There are no other gas stations in the immediate vicinity of Proberta. Tehama County Planning Director Kristen Maze said she and her department would be recommending to the commission that the permit be issued. “The proposed project is located in a rural agricultural community adjacent to a small residential neighborhood,” the related agenda item said. “This community is considered a Rural Service Center that could benefit from convenience services such as gas stations, as discussed in the General Plan.” Over the course of the project, a septic system will be moved, and a shed and gravel loading are will be taken out. Planning Commission meetings are held at 9 a.m. on the…

Bob Boughner discusses Erik Karlsson’s ice time, what’s next for Radim Simek

Defenseman Radim Simek will not dress for either of San Jose’s next two games but could be available midway though next week when the Sharks play the St. Louis Blues for a second time. Simek, who has been experiencing discomfort in his right knee, skated at Gila River Arena on Friday afternoon as the Sharks went through an optional practice. Coach Bob Boughner said the Sharks want to allow Simek to continue therapy and give him some more practice time before they dress him for a game. The Sharks play the Arizona Coyotes again on Saturday afternoon and will hold another practice in Glendale, Ariz. on Sunday before they depart for St. Louis. The Sharks play the Blues on Monday and Wednesday. “So that’s the goal,” Boughner said, “that he would be ready for after Monday.” In the meantime, Boughner is likely going to rely on the players on his top two defense pairs — particularly Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson and Marc-Edouard Vlasic — to continue to chew up big minutes. In Thursday’s game, a 4-3 Sharks shootout win, Karlsson was on the ice for…

Letter: Taxpayers, not the government, fund TRAX

Editor: It is true that the Federal Transit Administration funds 80% of the cost to buy public transit buses, with funds paid by taxpayers who seldom or never use public transit. Our last subsidized transit use was in 1955 before I bought a car, and when my wife was in college or in 1958 as I needed the car for work and my wife walked, or took the bus as a full time mom and I was an escapee from poverty through education, full-time employee. In the US, transit buses are primarily a welfare program, funded 85% by state, city, and federal taxpayers and 15% from the fare box. It would be fair for TRAX and all transit users to fund half of the costs to buy, maintain, house, operate, and administer the bus line, and taxpayers to fund the other half. It is wrong to pay a premium price to buy a trolley bus for a welfare service. As taxpayers we buy the lowest cost transportation vehicle available, for us a Toyota Prius and a Honda Civic. It would be of interest to learn…

Letter: Presidential election is much like a horse race

Editor: As I consider the events of the last few weeks and back to November, I was struck by how the Presidential election is comparable to thoroughbred horse racing. My husband is a lifelong fan of said racing, so the situations and terms have rubbed off on me. The “horse race” of the election had many entrants, but narrowed down to two, Trump and Biden. The “pre-race hoopla” had their fans speaking their mind. The race was run Nov. 3 and Biden was the winner per the Electoral College and popular vote. In any horse race, the jockey can lodge an objection because of alleged foul play, and the stewards review the videos of the race, like the Trump challenges in various courts in five swing states, plus the Supreme Court, concerning voter fraud and illegal procedures. The stewards’ decision can be appealed, but that has next to no chance of succeeding because the stewards have jurisdiction over track matters. This is again comparable to the election where the states have jurisdiction over their own election procedures. Where horse racing differs is if you lose, you…

WATCH: Retired CBS13 Anchor, Local TV Legend Stan Atkinson Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — He dodged a bullet in Cambodia, so a little vaccine shot couldn’t scare local TV legend Stan Atkinson. The former CBS13 anchor got the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday. At 88-years-old with underlying health conditions like heart and breathing issues, Atkinson is among the group of people getting vaccination priority right now. Stan Atkinson getting the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday. (Credit: UC Davis Health) Atkinson said family is why he thinks it’s important for people his age to be vaccinated, noting that he has 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. “I want to stick around as long as I can for them,” Atkinson said after getting vaccinated. UC Davis Health, where Atkinson was vaccinated on Friday, has already started notifying their patients about when they can start getting the shot. Healthcare workers and people 75 years and older with chronic health conditions were the first group to receive vaccine priority. This week, Gov. Gavin Newsom also announced that all Californians 65 and older can start getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Still, despite the push to vaccinate more people, some California counties have already started reporting…

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