Choosing to Bloom | God Talk

In Genesis 1, God spoke the world into existence. In verses 11-12, God created the grass, the flowers, and the trees. Once these came into being, He never had to create them again. Instead, He gave everything He created the command to multiply and be fruitful. If the conditions they need are met, they will grow. Trees will produce fruit, flowers will bloom. They have no free will. Unlike nature, we have a free will. We have a choice of whether or not we bloom. I want to challenge you: choose to bloom. The University of Vermont published a study citing why plants sometimes fail to bloom. The very first reason plants fail to bloom is the young age of the plant, which is simply immaturity. During this period, the plant may produce leaves but it will not produce any flowers. It will not bloom due to a chemical imbalance in the plant that only is resolved by growth and maturity. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 3:1-3, “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in

Police Log: March 9

Thursday, March 9 Red Bluff 9:27 a.m. Vandalism at Mt Lassen on Cecelia Ct. The back window of the home was broken to enter an unoccupied residence. The heater was broken and the shower was used. 1:04 p.m. Theft at Walmart Supercenter on Luther Rd. The unknown subject has been using her debit card. 5:31 p.m. Theft at Ross Dress For Less on S Main St. Reports theft of phone this afternoon 10:43 p.m.  Vandalism on Madison St. 911 reported it appears someone broke the window to her back sliding glass door. Corning 7:07 a.m. Vandalism at Corning Police Department on Third St. Employee states there is possibly some vandalism to the locomotive and states there is Styrofoam with a swastika drawn on it. Will be leaving the Styrofoam next to vehicles near the tracks. 5:57 p.m. Suspicious Circumstances at Mane Focus Beauty Salon on Solano St. States his daughter contacted her father who states there was a gray truck parked behind her with two males inside just sitting, asking for a welfare check. She is in a white CRV in the alleyway. Negative any

Richfield SERRF | Snapshot

Richfield SERRF says thank you to CalFire for helping with our Fire Science lessons. SERRF students across the county are participating in a series of lessons about the fire triangle, fire behavior and wildfire’s impact on the environment. Students will take a field trip to Bille Park in Paradise to see the burn scar and learn about the importance of defensible space. Students will also design and participate in a community service project that aims to resolve an issue affecting their community as a result of wildfire. (Contributed)

Local Calendar

If your group or agency has made changes to or canceled an event, write to or leave a message at 737-5042. Saturday Red Bluff Farmers market: 9 a.m. to noon, River Park, EBT, debit and credit cards accepted Corning Spanish-speaking AA meeting: 7 p.m., 820 Marin St. Corning Cottonwood Airplane display: 8 a.m. to noon, Lake California Airpark. Entrance for the public is available with a valid ID, 347-6712. Sunday Cottonwood Airplane Display: 8:00 a.m. to noon, Lake California Airpark. Entrance for the public is available with a valid ID, 347-6712. Monday Senior Aerobics: 8 a.m., Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. Corning AA Corning Open Meeting: 5 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 820 Marin St., 588-937-7599 Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m., 820 Marin St. Tuesday Red Bluff Planning Commission: 5:15 p.m., 555 Washington St., 527-2200 Red Bluff Rotary: noon, Elks Lodge 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* to raise your hand to comment. Tehama County Patriots: 6 p.m., Westside Grange, 20794 Walnut

Two Injured in Downtown Assault

MODESTO – Police closed off a section of Tenth Street early Saturday Morning after a report of a stabbing that sent two victims to hospitals. The incident occurred shortly after midnight at a nightclub near Tenth and J Streets. People leaving the area on foot who wished to remain unidentified said they were inside of the Rancho Fresco Cantina when they noticed what appeared to be a fight break out. Two ambulances were called to the scene to treat the victims and take them to hospitals for care. At time of publication there was no word on either victim’s condition. Bloody clothing was left in a planter on Tenth Street and in the alleyway behind the businesses. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

Officer Involved Shooting Investigated in Tracy

TRACY – One person who was said to be armed with a knife was rushed to a hospital Friday afternoon after being shot by a police officer. Shortly before 2:00pm officers were called to the area of Mosswood Court for a report of a person with a knife chasing another. During the encounter an arriving officer fired his gun at the person said to be armed with a knife. Officials at the scene said the person shot was rushed to a hospital in unknown condition. They had identified that person but were holding that information for a proper time. The neighborhood was closed off while investigators responded to determine what took place. No other injuries were reported.

Aircraft Emergency Investigation Closes Mitchell Bridge

MODESTO – An investigation into an aircraft emergency closed the northbound lanes of the Mitchell Road Bridge Wednesday afternoon. At about 1:00pm emergency crews were dispatched to the fields east of the Mitchell Road Bridge north of the Tuolumne River for a report of a plane crash. Arriving rescuers found a plane crashed face down into the ground near a group of trees. One person was deceased in the aircraft according to an official at the scene. One witness at the scene said he was driving down Hatch Road when he noticed the plane at an awkward angle, but thought nothing of it at first. No cause of the crash or estimated time of opening for Mitchell Road was available at time of publication.

Double Homicide Investigated in Merced County, Warrant Issued For Suspect

HILMAR – Authorities with the Merced County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a 40 year old man in connection to a double homicide that happened Tuesday night. Authorities responded to the 19000 block of American Avenue regarding a possible homicide Tuesday night. Arriving deputies located two adult victims deceased. Wednesday authorities identified 40 year old Victor Bazan as a suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest. Officials believe he is related to one of the victims, and he is known to be transient to the Modesto, Ceres and Turlock areas. Relatives of one of the victims reaching out said a white stolen vehicle Bazan may have been traveling in was found abandoned in Bakersfield. Anyone with information regarding Bazan’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact law enforcement immediately. He should not be approached. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact (209) 651-2852 where callers can remain anonymous.