Georgia special grand jury recommended charges against Lindsey Graham in Trump election case

A judge on Friday made public a report, for months shrouded in secrecy, on alleged efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results. Among other things, it shows jurors overwhelmingly voted to recommend the indictment of Trump. The grand jury also indicated it believed charges should have been filed against South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, and former Georgia U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. CBS News legal analyst Jessica Levinson has more on the report.

Cannifest this Weekend at Halvorsen Park

Cannifest, the Cannabis Festival and Trade Gathering, is back on Humboldt’s famous and fertile soil this weekend, with loads of farmers, makers, vendors and cannabis enthusiasts hashing it out on Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10 at Halvorsen Park ($55-$182.42). There’s lots to see and do, so plan your strain accordingly. Meet local farmers and makers, compete in the Humboldt Grow Games, eat local food and learn from the speakers and practitioners. Musical heavy hitters include Dead Prez, Kabaka Pyramid, Don Carlos, Balkan Bump, Think X: A Tribute to Pink Floyd and a smattering of local bands and DJs keeping the vibe mellow. Ages 21 and up. Get tickets at…

Music Tonight: Friday, Sept. 8

Arcata has two groovy shows tonight at 9 p.m. for you to choose from, a choice that might prove difficult, as both look quite promising. Over at Humbrews, Fernstock 2023 alumni Caribbean Jazz Odyssey is set to share the stage with Samba Floresta, which guarantees a night of movement on the dancefloor ($10). Meanwhile at the Miniplex, there’s a hip hop mini-fest of sorts, where under the title Live Wires, lots of talent will be on deck to perform, including Fresh Micks, 4drian, Emani, Rowdy, local heroes Reeph and S0ul, and, hailing from Redding, Davey Legend. Only $5 for this full crew…

California nearing decriminalization of mushrooms, other natural psychedelics

California is one step closer to decriminalizing the possession and use of psychedelic mushrooms, mescaline and dimethyltryptamine, commonly known as DMT or ayahuasca. On Thursday, Senate Bill 58 author Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced on X, formerly Twitter, that the bill has cleared both houses of the Legislature. Gov. Gavin Newsom has until Oct. 14 to sign or veto it, according to the Los Angeles Times. The decriminalization proposal was approved by lawmakers in part because it’s limited to three plant-based psychedelics, the Times reported. Earlier iterations of the bill also included MDMA, which is also known as molly or ecstasy; ibogaine, a psychedelic that comes from the iboga plant of central Africa; and lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly called LSD or acid. The removal of those substances “eased some concerns among lawmakers, including a handful of Republicans who voted for the proposal,” the Times reported. If Newsom signs the bill into law, people 21 and older would not be arrested for possessing mushrooms or derivative products, DMT or mescaline, similar to measures already in place in Santa Cruz and Oakland. Proponents argue that these

Lee dips to Category 4, remains ‘powerful’ hurricane

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (WFLA) — Hurricane Lee’s strength dipped slightly on Friday, but it remained a powerful storm after becoming the first Category 5 storm of the Atlantic season. Lee was not expected to make landfall, although forecasters said tropical storm conditions are possible on some islands. Meteorologists said it was too early to provide details on potential rainfall and wind gusts. These are the strongest hurricane winds ever recorded in the Atlantic basin The now Category 4 hurricane was located about 565 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. It had winds of up to 155 mph and was moving west-northwest at 13 mph. The storm will see some fluctuations in intensity over the next few days, but is expected to remain a powerful major hurricane into next week, according to the National Hurricane Center. (WFLA) “Hurricane Lee continues to strengthen and may reach 180 mph max winds as it travels to the north of the Leeward Islands,” said WFLA meteorologist Leigh Spann. “While the long-range forecast brings the system back to Category 4 status, it’ll still be a powerful storm. Next week, we

Serial Long Beach arsonist remains at large after suspect released

Long Beach residents are continuing to live in fear after a man suspected of being a serial arsonist was released without being charged on Thursday. Police arrested the suspect on Wednesday, but L.A. County investigators now say they do not believe that man is the person behind the destructive fires. The series of vehicle fires began on Aug. 20 and occurred in an area between the Long Beach Convention Center and Camden Harbor View Apartments along Cedar Walk.  Three of the five blazes took place in the apartment complex’s parking garage, causing extensive damage. Long Beach fire officials had previously described the arrested man as a person of interest and noted that he matched the description of a man seen in photos and videos near the fires. After that man was taken into custody, arson investigators released him, saying he was not the culprit behind the fires. The aftermath of a truck fire inside a Long Beach apartment complex parking structure is seen on Sept. 5, 2023. (KTLA) The aftermath of a truck fire inside a Long Beach apartment complex parking structure is seen on

Woman stabbed at L.A. Red Lobster

LOS ANGELES – Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed at a Red Lobster restaurant in West Hills on Thursday night. Officers responded to reports of a stabbing on the 22800 block of Vanowen Street shortly before 7 p.m. Arriving officers found a woman in her 60s with stab wounds at the restaurant, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The woman appeared to be conscious and was transported to a local hospital for treatment in an unknown condition. Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed as a Red Lobster in West Hills on Sept. 7, 2023. (TNLA)Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed as a Red Lobster in West Hills on Sept. 7, 2023. (KTLA)Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed as a Red Lobster in West Hills on Sept. 7, 2023. (KTLA)Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed as a Red Lobster in West Hills on Sept. 7, 2023. (KTLA)Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed as a Red Lobster in West Hills on Sept. 7, 2023. (KTLA)Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed as a

49ers’ Colton McKivitz has a Bosa-like challenge in Steelers’ Watt

SANTA CLARA — With time at a bare minimum going into the opener, Colton McKivitz will have to settle for getting in some work against Maxx Crosby as opposed to Nick Bosa. McKivitz steps in as the starting right tackle Sunday against the host Pittsburgh Steelers, and while he’ll have some help in terms of additional blockers, it will be his responsibility to put his body between edge rusher T.J. Watt and 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy. Having grown up in Jacobsburg, Ohio, about 90 minutes from Pittsburgh, McKivitz will have friends and family present. “It’s a great way to start. Having joint practices with the Raiders and seeing Maxx was really helpful,” McKivitz said. “I’ve had this one circled. It’s going to be a homecoming for me and I’m excited to go against the best they have to offer.” Watt is the most formidable Steelers defender as an edge rusher in a 3-4 defense. He comes almost exclusively from the left side at 6-foot-4, 252 pounds and was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2021 with 20 1/2 sacks — two more than

Local Calendar

If your group or agency has changed or canceled an event, write to or leave a message at 737-5042. Events September 9 Biodiversity Day StoryWalk at William B. Ide Adobe SHP 10 a.m. – 1 p.m, William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park 21659 Adobe Road Red Bluff, CA 96080   Thursday Red Bluff American Legion and VFW dinner: 5-6:30 p.m., Veterans Hall, Oak Street, open to the public California Heat Chorus – Sweet Adelines: 6:30 p.m., Grace Community Fellowship, 598 Roundup Ave., 480-773-8741. All women who sing are welcome. Community Action Agency: 3 p.m. Board of Supervisors chambers, 527-6159 Red Bluff Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees: 5 p.m., 1525 Douglas St., 529-8700 Reeds Creek School District Board of Trustees: 4:40 p.m., 527-6006 Tehama County Health Planning Council, noon: Elks Lodge, 355 Gilmore Road Tehama County Planning Commission: 9 a.m., board chambers, 745 Oak St., 527-2200 Widowed person dinner: 5 p.m., call (530) 366-1773 for the location Corning AA Corning Open Meeting: 7 p.m., Northside Park, 1414 Colusa St., bring folding chairs, 588-937-7599 Corning High School Board: 7 p.m., 643 Blackburn

Spartans beat Corning, Foothill in tennis

The Red Bluff girls varsity tennis team recently recorded wins against Corning and Foothill. Starting Friday, the Spartans will take part in the Foothill tennis tournament. The tournament concludes on Saturday. Next week, Red Bluff takes on Pleasant Valley in Eastern Athletic League action. The match begins at 3:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley High School. Red Bluff 6 Foothill 3 On Tuesday, the Spartans defeated the Cougars in the Eastern Athletic League opener. Red Bluff was able to win five of the six singles matches and one of the doubles matches. No. 2 seed Abigail Bentley (7-5, 6-4), No. 3 seed Keira Klein (8-6, 6-0), and No. 4 Ketrina Easted each one in straight sets. Lilie Rainwater and Maria Laporta each won their matches and the number five and six seed slots. In doubles action, Bentley and Easted won their match 8-2. The Spartans’ top-seeded player, Mackenzie Harris, lost in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3.  Harris and Klein lost their doubles match 8-5, while Rainwater and Laporta were defeated 8-6. Red Bluff 7, Corning 2 On August 31, the Spartans defeated Corning 7-2. Once again, the

Jimmy Buffett was a super spreader of happiness | Purcell

There’s a reason the name “Jimmy Buffett” elicits immediate joy in the hearts of millions: happiness contagion. A study conducted by Harvard University and the University of California followed 5,000 people for 20 years to determine if happiness was contagious. The study’s finding: it most certainly is. If you smile at a stranger as you hold a door open for him, you transfer a positive, happy energy that he can’t help but enjoy. Better yet, according to Psychology Today, the study finds that the happiness you just infused in a stranger is shared by him to approximately three others, who in turn share it with others and so on. Jimmy Buffet, who died Sept. 1 at age 76, was a master of happiness contagion — filling me with joy since I first heard of him at a “Buffet Party” in a Penn State dorm room back in the 1980s. Buffet said that his audience worked hard all week long and it was his job to give fans two full hours of joy and have fun doing it. He knew exactly what he was doing as