Collins: The Supreme Court Takes Us Back … Way Back

Everybody’s been talking about the comments Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made during his portion of the Dobbs decision. You know, where he basically said birth control and gay marriage are up next. What’s your take? A. Very, very worried he’s right. B. Comforted by the fact that the other justices in the majority didn’t seem to agree. C. This whole thing is … aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh. OK, stop banging your head against the wall. Nothing is going to be made better by putting welts on your forehead. And because I can see how crazy this is making you, I will refrain from mentioning that Donald Trump quickly dispatched a fundraising email taking credit for the Roe decision, which began, “You’re welcome.” Not to be outdone, Mike Pence’s folks sent out a video highlighting his longtime effort to defund Planned Parenthood. In one small way this is sort of a relief. Really, we’ve had to be grateful to Pence for his role in officially recognizing the results of the presidential election for ages now. Time to get back to remembering him as Mr. Abstinence Only. The other

ASK IRA: Will Heat’s patience provide a potent payoff?

Q: OK, I get trying to secure the “whale,” but while you wait, players that could help the team (and make up for losing P.J. Tucker, our glue-guy) get signed elsewhere. I hope we aren’t left without a power forward that can help replace what we lost in P.J. I was hoping for Otto Porter or Jae Crowder, if available. Teams have taken a step forward (Celtics, Bucks, 76ers) and left us behind. And I know Jimmy Butler can’t be happy about losing P.J. – Cheryl, Fort Lauderdale. A: And you know what else . . . we’re two days into free agency. (I was considering ending that previous sentence with an exclamation point, but didn’t want to come off as rude.) While the pickings might be thin on the free-agency list, there is a whole other world out there on the trade market, a market that does not have the same timing elements as free agency. For that matter, a trade might not come until Dec. 15, when players who signed as free agents can be traded, or until the February NBA trading deadline.

Police logs: July 2, 2022

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.  Arrests Billie Laree Bush: 32, was arrested Thursday and charged with violating parole. Joseph Aaron Szczygiel: 28, was arrested Thursday and charged with vehicle theft. Chelsea Michelle Goodwin: 30, was arrested Thursday on a felony warrant. Disturbances Main Street: A man with a cane and tattoos all over was threatening people and waving the cane at them around 8:15 a.m. Thursday at Villa Columba. Washington Street near Pine Street: A man, 5′ 9″, in khaki shorts and no shirt was making statements about hitting women around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Johnson Street: A woman reported hearing two shots coming from the direction of Douglass Street around 1:10 p.m. Thursday. Walnut Street: A boy with blond hair and wearing a red shirt with black sleeve and black shorts was shooting toward windows with a BB gun around 2:20 p.m. Thursday at Bayless Garden Apartments. Jefferson Street: A man reported his girlfriend’s father punched him in the mouth around

In the military: July 2, 2022

AIR FORCE A1C David Alcorn A1C Desiree Alexander Master Sgt. Ryan Allen Master Sgt. Shawn Allen Tech Sgt. Douglas Anthony Aliano Staff Sgt. Matthew D. Atkins 2d Lt. Justin Barrett Senior Airman Alexandra M. Bates SMSGT Robert Baver Staff Sgt. Andrew R. Bellon Tech Sgt. Rodger C. Boles Staff Sgt. Anthony James Borrelli Chad Brady Jen Brady Staff Sgt. Timothy Byrd Master Sgt. Douglas Nelson Buck Airman Danuel Bullington Staff Sgt. Garrett Bullington Tech Sgt. William Cain Staff Sgt. Dustin Carr Senior Airman Alex M. Carreon Staff Sgt. Juan L. Carreon A1C Jacobe Conrad Captain Adam Crooker Senior Airman Timothy J. Diggs Scotty Duncan Airman Colton Ellis Airman Christopher Erickson Anthony Flores A1C Paul Flores Catherine M. Franklin, A1C SSgt. Brian Daniel Franchini Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Galbert Tech. Sgt. Donatta Gallegos Tech. Sgt. Joe Gallegos Airman David R. Gates, Jr. Staff Sgt. Blayne J. Gipson Master Sgt. Lenard Gleesing Joshua L. Gray Senior Airman Mikal C. Hanson Airman Christopher W. Harris E-4 Rodney Wayne Hartman Staff Sgt. Dustin T. Haub Staff Sgt. Avalee Hawkins Tech Sgt. Marshall Hess Kyle Hoefling A1C Cole A. Holland

Healthy Connections to go lunch menu for the week ahead

Tehama County Healthy Connections, formerly the Senior Nutrition Program, provides lunches for seniors. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, lunches will be packed to go for seniors to pick up at the Red Bluff Community and Senior Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. and the Corning Senior Center, 1014 4th Ave. Those desiring a meal to go must call the program at 527-2414 a day ahead to reserve a lunch. A minimum suggested donation of $5 for those 60 and older is requested. There is a charge of $10 for guests younger than 60. Lunch menus for the week ahead: July 4-8, 2022 Monday Closed – Happy Independence Day Tuesday Macaroni and cheese, peas, mandarins and whole wheat dinner roll Wednesday Chinese chicken salad, mandarins, green beans, wheat dinner roll Thursday Pork stir fry, brown rice, mixed vegetables, vegetarian egg roll, pineapple Friday Baked Cajun fish, brown rice pilaf, zucchini squash, strawberries, whole wheat dinner roll

Local calendar: July 2, 2022

If your group or agency has made changes to or cancelled an event, write to or leave a message at 737-5042. Saturday Red Bluff Bird Walk: 8 a.m., Sacramento River Discovery Center, 1000 Sale Lane, free Farmers market: 8 a.m. to noon, River Park, EBT, debit and credit cards accepted Sunday No events scheduled Monday Red Bluff 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 American Legion Mt. Lassen Post 167: 10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Hall, 735 Oak St. Card games: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. City Council: 6 p.m., via teleconference, live audio at Public comments may be submitted to before the meeting or call 527-2605 x 3071. Community Center Book Club: 10 a.m., Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. Drop in ping pong: 6 p.m., Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. Red Bluff Rotary: noon, Elks Lodge Tehama County Board of Supervisors: 10 a.m.

Horoscopes July 2, 2022: Margot Robbie, think about making changes

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Abraham Attah, 21; Margot Robbie, 32; Alex Morgan, 33; Larry David, 75. Larry David (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Happy Birthday: Take a deep breath and tackle this year from a different perspective. Slow down, pace yourself and settle into a minimalist mindset that will counter any temptation to be unrestrained. Think about making changes that ease stress and bring you peace of mind. Make learning and pursuing a healthy, active lifestyle your priorities, and you’ll feel better about yourself and your future. Your numbers are 6, 11, 25, 27, 33, 39, 46. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Seize the moment, size up your situation, devise a sound plan and pursue changes that will make you happy and content with your life. Personal gain, physical improvement and romance are favored. A positive change will lift your spirits. 5 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may desire change, but don’t do anything you’ll regret. Pay attention to detail and iron out any issue you think might be a problem, then proceed with good intentions. Keep your emotions and ego out of your decision-making

Saturday’s Show Info. (7/2/2022)

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience Instagram & Facebook @vangogh.experience Ruby’s Bakery 11 South Church Street Lodi, CA 9 am – 2 pm Instagram @bringingithome_ AAAHOF Poetry Night Poetry Night In The 209 Presented By African American Athletes Hall of Fame Sat, July 2, 2022 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM Huddle Cowork 110 North San Joaquin Street

Californians To Vote On 7 Ballot Measures This November

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will weigh in on seven ballot measures this fall, the fewest to appear on a statewide general election ballot since 2014. Thursday was the deadline to qualify measures for the November ballot. Secretary of State Shirley Weber confirmed that seven questions will appear in November. Six are ballot initiatives that supporters gathered enough signatures to place before voters and one was placed on the ballot by the state Legislature. Two other initiatives that had qualified were withdrawn after state lawmakers worked out a compromise and passed legislation before the deadline. Lawmakers also rejected a possible question about whether to remove involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime from the state constitution. This year’s ballot measures ask voters to weigh in on a variety of issues, including abortion, sports betting and school funding. ABORTION This question placed on the ballot by the state Legislature asks voters to amend the state constitution to guarantee a right to an abortion and contraceptives. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, letting states decide whether to allow abortions. California is run by

California Adds Laws Targeting Ghost Guns, Sales To Minors

SACRAMENTO (AP) – California, which already has some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, has added new restrictions on untraceable “ghost guns” and on marketing firearms to minors, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. “As the Supreme Court rolls back important gun safety protections and states across the country treat gun violence as inevitable, California is doubling down on commonsense gun safety measures that save lives,” Newsom said in a statement announcing that he had signed the two bills a day earlier. Ghost guns, the privately made weapons without serial numbers, are increasingly being tied to violent crimes. Their proliferation has prompted President Joe Biden’s administration to come up with new regulations to crack down on them. Under the new law, California now requires parts used to build firearms to have serial numbers, and gives Californians who have weapons without serial numbers until January 1, 2024, to register them and add the numbers. Starting in January 2023, anyone convicted of manufacturing a firearm without a serial number, or aiding the manufacture of a firearm by a prohibited person, will be barred from possessing a firearm for

Rochelle Wu Of Woodland, 16, Qualifies For US Girls’ Junior Chess Championship

WOODLAND (CBS13) — Woodland resident Rochelle Wu qualified to compete in the prestigious U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship for a chance at $20,6000 in prize money. Rochelle Wu, 16 (credit: St. Louis Chess Club) The U.S. Girls’ Junior Chess Championship will determine the best female chess player under the age of 20. According to the St. Louis Chess Club, Wu is one of 10 female chess players to qualify. Wu’s qualification follows a gold medal in the 2016 World Cadet Chess Championship U10 and first place in the 2017 National Girls Tournament of Champions. She also broke the record for the youngest player ever to represent the US Olympiad or World Team, where she celebrated her 13th birthday at the World Team Championship in Kazakhstan. Wu has been playing since the age of six and participates in the Young Stars program under coach Garry Kasparov. The event will take place in St. Louis from July 6 to July 16 of this year. More photos of Wu below. 48285273006_1d094962b2_c48285272741_03e0e74aca_cRochelle WU