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As the public’s understanding of the damaging health effects of secondhand smoke has grown, so too has concern grown regarding unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit housings. While many Californians have made the decision to not allow smoking in their homes, many living in apar…

Senate Bill 10 (Hertzberg), a bill to eliminate the current money bail system, passed both houses of the Legislature on Tuesday and is on its way to the governor’s desk for his consideration. Having served as Chair of the Board of Prison, I believes this is a stay-of-out jail card.

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Our Lady’s Guide of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church would like to thank the many Corning merchants and friends who contributed to our annual Spaghetti Dinner on March 11. The event was a big success, due to the generosity of all those who donated gift certificates, cash, gift baske…

In the last edition of my column, I referred a lot to the phrase “never a dull moment.” The year 2017 certainly provided plenty of excitement for me in my role as Tehama County supervisor and as the 2017 chairman of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). 

Under intense political pressure at the same time bone-dry Santa Ana and Sundowner winds propelled unchecked wildfires across Southern California in early December, the California Public Utilities Commission handed down perhaps its most consumer-friendly decision in several decades.

– Richfield Feed and Supply, 5605 Highway 99W in Corning, along with Picture Day Photography invite all pet owners to come get Pet Pictures with Santa Claus from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Dec. 16. Cost is $10 per photo, with all proceeds being donated to the Second Chance Pet Rescue. A Chris…

I am speaking as a Christian and I am concerned for the welfare of the citizens of Corning because of those who want to allow a recreational marijuana dispensary. 

– The Corning Chamber of Commerce would like to invite everyone to attend Corning in the Evening at 5:30 p.m. today at Rabobank, 950 Highway 99W in Corning. This will also be this year’s Annual Christmas Mixer. Food, drink, and opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the event’s drawing. …

– Alford “Don” Knight, age 83, died peacefully surrounded by family on Nov. 21. Graveside services were at Sunset Hills Cemetery Wednesday.

Based on my reading of local government newsletters, I am convinced that a local law permitting marijuana dispensaries will not reduce or eliminate the underground market that is already in place. The underground market is what we like to call a “microbusiness” with small entrepreneurial ind…

Veterans Day was observed on Nov. 11, honoring military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, as Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service. 

The Red Bluff Garden Club “elves” are gearing up for their annual Scholarship Christmas Boutique & Green Sale which this year will be Dec. 7, 8 and 9. All proceeds from this sale are designated to fund up to three $1,500 scholarships the club gives to Tehama County seniors entering colle…

– The Tehama County Elder Service Coordinating Council will be hosting a Senior Health and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. in Red Bluff. Multiple vendors, speakers, and door prizes will be on hand, along with free notary services …

Reports rise almost weekly about missed construction deadlines and other time problems for California’s embattled bullet train project, which hopes to see passengers move between Los Angeles and San Francisco in well under three hours sometime around 2030.

– The Maywood Women’s Club, 902 Marin St., will be holding a Veterans Day Yard and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Items for sale include housewares, fabric and sewing notions, Christmas decorations, clothes, and numerous baked goods. Sale item and monetary donatio…

– The Corning Christian Assistance, 710 Fourth St., is currently accepting donations to help feed families in need during Thanksgiving. For a simple $20 contribution, you can help to feed a family of four or more. Donations can be mailed into P.O. Box 872, Corning, CA 96021, or given at the …

As disastrous and deadly wildfires raged through once-lovely residential areas in the Wine Country and other Northern California points this fall, there were signs that the aftermath could play out similarly to a scene that began almost exactly 10 years earlier in Southern California.

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President Donald Trump might want to play ostrich about climate change and place his head in the sand near his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida whenever the subject comes up, much the same pose he adopted toward white supremacists after their notorious rally in Charlottesville, Va.

In an isolated corner of our ranch we have a prickly pear cactus growing. No one knows how it got there. It took up residence years ago and is now quite settled in. It seems to have an attitude of “I’m here to stay.” After all, its species has been around for thousands of years with a histor…

–  The Corning Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for the 2017 Corning Olive Festival and Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Corning Community Park. Events are already underway, with the inclusion of the Corning Olive Festival Mixer at 5 p.m. tonight. The Corning Olive Festival Car Cruis…

– The Corning American Legion Post 45 is getting ready for their third annual Olive Festival Dinner and Dance at the Corning Veterans Memorial Hall, 1620 Solano St., from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. The menu includes a stuffed pork loin and sides catered by Ranchers Meats and Deli.…

My Michigan sister called, and asked, “What’s still blooming in your garden?” Actually, a lot. As I looked around there are jasmine, hibiscus, salvia, geraniums, Mexican morning glories, and Lori’s Plant (Liriope) continuing to bloom.

I’ve grown Begonias for years; my favorites are the “angel-wing” begonias. They come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. They are beautiful, easy to propagate and grow – water when the soil is dry in the top inch and fertilize occasionally. They just take some pinching, light pruning, to keep…

– The Corning Senior Center, 1015 Fourth Ave., will be holding a Paint n’ Nibble at 

– Corning in the Evening for the month of September is scheduled for 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Mama Roselli, LLC, 24420 Citrus Road in Corning, on Friday. This event will be an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social and Biscotti Buffet and serve as a Grand Re-Opening of Mama Roselli’s. All are welcome and en…

– The Rolling Hills Casino, 2655 Everett Freeman Way, will be hosting their Rock A Rita event from 6 until 10 p.m. on Saturday. Ticket cost is $20 per person in advance, and $25 at the door. Ticket price includes $5 free slot play, food and margarita tastings and can be purchased online on T…

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– The Corning EAA Chapter 1148 and Young Eagles would like to invite everyone to attend their Pancake Breakfast and Learn to Fly Day from 7 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Corning Airport. Kids ages 8 to 17 must bring a parent or guardian at 7 a.m. and can sign up to go for a ride with a local pil…