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Northern California Living

September 2009



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22 | NEW PERSPECTIVE Air Shasta Will Change the Way You View the North State



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35 | MAKING THE GRADE Redding, California’s Simpson University

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INSPIRATION 47 | COURSE CORRECTION Eric Marshall’s Road To Recovery

INTEREST 27 | DrIVEN to PERFECTION Darryl Kuni and Jesse Denton - Two Generations of Car Building

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69 | Calendar of Events What’s Happening in the North State

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You’re up before dawn and go to bed only after everyone’s needs are taken care of — including your health. no compromIse. You’re a boss, an employee, a confidant. But this…this you do for yourself. no compromIse. everyone depends and relies on you. Staying healthy and strong isn’t a choice, it’s a requirement. no compromIse. You don’t have time to waste with fad workouts. You sweat because you’re driven to excel. So are we.


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Nature’s thermostat is starting to provide some relief in the North State, and youngsters’ minds and pencils are sharpened for another year of education and exploration. What better time to gather with friends and neighbors – or perhaps to introduce yourself to someone new? Meet community organizer Eddie McAllister, hailed as a genuine community activist with an “unwavering focus on youth.” We’ll also share a closer look at the life of Marvin Allen, who decided he was destined to be a musician after hearing a Led Zeppelin guitar riff when he was a fourth grader. He’s been a fixture in the North State’s music scene for decades, as a teacher, a band member and co-founder of the Shasta Blues Society. “To have everyone get together and share the joy of music - that’s what it’s all about,” he says.

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It’s been more than a year since Eric Marshall’s Cessna 180 smashed into a hill along a busy west Redding street. His numerous injuries included a broken neck; the story drew national attention, however, because his dog Stanley escaped unscathed. “I’ve gotten a lot of mileage from pointing out that we cashed in all of our good karma, and his was way better than mine,” Marshall says. Then learn more about KIXE Channel 9, which has delivered wholesome, educational programming for all ages to North State viewers for 45 years. In its early days, it transmitted daytime instructional programs from Sacramento’s public television station. Supported by faithful volunteers and generous donors, the station remains a trusted friend to its audiences – more than 210,000 people in a 130-mile radius. Another North State hallmark is the Shasta Community Concert Association’s celebrated concert series. It opens its 72nd season this month and remains true to its mission – to bring diverse musical performances to our area. With temperatures tapering off, many folks feel that you won’t find a more beautiful time of year to get outside. Looking for a new way to check out the scenery? Consider getting a bird’s eye view with a helicopter tour. Air Shasta has been giving folks a unique perspective on their familiar surroundings for more than 20 years. Prefer staying on terra firma? We’ve outlined a weekend bicycle ride that will take you through some of Siskiyou County’s most lovely terrain, and put you right at the doorstep of delightful bed and breakfasts by nightfall.

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“Last Year over 350,000 people died from the same cause…” Dear Friend It’s hard to believe, I know, but it’ true. Last year, more Americans were killed by prescription drugs than by guns, AIDS, suicides and terrorists combined… But we will get to that in a minute. Ten years ago something happened to me that changed my life forever. A long time family friend called and told me she had terrible pain shooting down her leg, not to mention headaches so bad she had to take eight Advil a day just to make it through work and she was beginning to have digestive trouble (probably due to all the Advil). After I did an examination and took some films, I adjusted her spine and put her on a corrective care plan. Immediately things began to happen. The pain in her leg was gone and within a few weeks she wasn’t having the headaches. And since Advil was a thing of the past, Mexican food was back. But even more amazing was her cat allergies that had bothered her since childhood seemed to vanish and she hadn’t used an inhaler for symptoms of asthma in years! She could now live her life without the limits of pain and sickness. I say this experienced changed my life because this wonderful friend became my wife and mother of my children. Seeing the difference those simple, specific adjustments made in her life has made me confident and passionate in my profession which is chiropractic. Now as for my children, Kennedy, Madison, and Patrick, they were adjusted within the first hour of birth. They obviously didn’t complain about neck pain or back pain, I adjusted them to keep them healthy…as with all the hundreds of children I care for in my office. You see, it’s not normal for kids to get ear infections, asthma, allergies or a number of other illnesses we see clear up in my office everyday. When the nervous system is working correctly, your internal resistance and healing powers are enhanced. A healthy family does not rely on medication to make them well. My family does not take medication to seek health and we don’t have a “medicine chest” in our home. Due to years of advertising saturation from the pharmaceutical companies, most Americans seek health from outside-in and most families have a “medicine chest” filled with an average of 16 different medications. In an average year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports over 2.2 million US hospital patients experienced adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to prescribed medications. Approximately 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed annually in the US, while approximately 8.9 million Americans are hospitalized unnecessarily. Last year, the WHO reported 783,936 deaths due to medications people took… and 160,000 were when the drugs were prescribed correctly. More people died last year from medication than at Pearl Harbor and Vietnam. Amazing, huh? If drugs make people well, then those who take the most should be the healthiest, but this simply isn’t the case.

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Many people are beginning to understand that health comes from within. This is why chiropractic helps so many people. You see, GOD created a body that can heal itself. Your body doesn’t need any help: it just can’t have any interference. With Chiropractic, we don’t add anything to the body, or take anything from it. We find interference in the nervous system and remove it, thus enhancing the healing capabilities of the body. We get tremendous

results…it really is as simple as that. Here’s what some of our patients have to say: “I originally came in because of back problems. I told Dr. Kremer of my seizures-grandmal and petitemal. I have had seizures for over 40 years. I had seen many physicians and neurologists with no results in 40 years. The medications only covered symptoms and made things unpredictable. In seeing Dr. Kremer, I have had only 3 seizures, very, very mild ones, in 3 years and have found I have a normal life, to be able to do ordinary things without fear. I can ride a horse again and take long walks.” (S. Cook) “I had back and neck pains. In the early 1990’s it was caused by hard work and old age. It was severe enough I couldn’t sleep at times. My results with Dr. Kremer have been great! Dr. Kremer’s treatments have kept me from having back surgery. It’s great not to have so much pain.” (K. Bennett) “I had back and hip problems for about four to five years after I slipped on some cooking grease and have had problems with my back going out disabling

me from walking or even moving at all at times. I also had allergies and asthma that was making me prone to ear infections and severe colds. I had never been treated by another physician or chiropractor. My mother-in-law referred me to Dr. Kremer. Over time, I have had an increase in mobility, my ear infections have stopped, and less intense allergies.” (D. Retzalf) Being a chiropractor can be tough because there’s a host of so called experts out there. They tell people a lot of things that are just plain ridiculous about our profession…usually it’s “My neighbor’s sister’s friend said…” Let me ask you, do you make your health care decisions based on honest facts or biased opinions? Interesting question, isn’t it? NOW… Find out for yourself and benefit from our AMAZING OFFER. Look, it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg to correct your health. You are going to write a check to someone for your health care expenses, you might as well write one for a lesser amount for chiropractic. When you mention this article within 2 weeks of receiving this offer, you’ll receive our entire new patient exam for $17. That’s our full exam, with x-rays… the whole ball of wax. This exam would cost you $239 any other time. Further care is very affordable and you’ll be happy to know, that I have affordable family plans. You see I’m not trying to seduce you to come and see me with the low startup fees, only to make it up with high fees after that. Further care is very important to consider when making your choice of doctors. Hight costs can add up very quickly. By federal law, this offer excludes Medicare and Medi-cal beneficiaries. Great care at a great fee. Please, I hope there is no misunderstanding about the quality of care just because I am offering a lower exam fee. I utilize several different adjusting techniques in my office to better serve you. If you prefer manual techniques or Activator, it makes no difference to me. I’m here to serve you and to make a difference in your life. I’ve been entrusted to take care of tiny babies to 98 year olds for over 10 years now. I’m just offering this low fee to help more people. Our assistants are great and absolutely full of love. Our offices are both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. We have a wonderful service offered at an exceptional fee with three different locations to serve you. We are open six days each week. Call today for an appointment! We can help you.

We Listen, We Care, We Get Results. Thank You. Dr. Scott Kremer Chiropractor for Children and Adults P.S. When accompanied by the first, I am offering the second family member this same examination for only $10.

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Kerri Regan: Kerri grew up in the North State and earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Francisco State University. A freelance writer and editor, Kerri enjoys exploring the North State with her husband and three young children.

Gary VanDeWalker: Gary grew up in Mt. Shasta, 12 years ago returning from the San Diego area with his wife Monica. Together they raise their three boys and manage the Narnia Study Center. A Ph.D. in philosophy, Gary is also an adjunct professor for Simpson University.

Sandie Tillery: A country girl recently transplanted into city life, Sandie Tillery writes about the North State from 35 years of personal experience exploring it from corner to corner with husband John, their three grown children and four grandsons. She loves interviewing the amazing people who live here and telling their stories.

Michael O’Brien: A 15-year resident of Shasta County, Michael is a Humboldt State University graduate and sales and marketing professional. Frequent travel has allowed him to realize there is no place like the North State, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, and the great people of our beautiful area.

Melissa Gulden: Melissa earned her B.A. in journalism and M.A. in English from CSU, Chico. She spent time in Las Vegas, working as a college English instructor and magazine editor. She is also a certified MAC makeup artist and worked in the fashion industry. Melissa now teaches at University Preparatory School in Redding.

Lana Granfors: Lana enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking and spending time with her friends and family– especially her granddaughter, Jillian. Currently working part time at the City of Redding’s Visitor Bureau, she enjoys promoting attractions, points of interest and cultural aspects of our community.

Beth K. Maxey: A grateful recipient of second chances and new beginnings, Beth appreciates working under kitty supervision from her Red Bluff home office. She’s worked in marketing and communications for non-profit, public sector, and corporate entities. A native Midwesterner, she and husband Tony enjoy exploring the North State.

Jon Lewis: Jon spent 23 years in journalism and worked at newspapers in Woodland, Davis, Vacaville and Redding. He now works in marketing and development for public television station KIXE and continues to write on a freelance basis.

Kim Shaw: Kimberly has lived in Redding for 35 years. She’s married to an amazing man and owns two playful dogs; Oreo and Brownie. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

Todd McBain: Todd is a freelance writer and a Redding native. He currently works in recreation, but in his previous life he was the sports editor for the Red Bluff Daily News and a sports reporter/photographer for KRCR News Channel 7. He attended Chico State, where he majored in journalism and minored in sociology.

Joshua Corbelli: With a B.A. in English Literature from UC Santa Barbara, Josh returned to Redding to pursue his true passion, writing. He’s studied abroad, served as a firefighter, retail manager, pizza guy, ticket-office assistant, caterer and too much more to name. He likes to learn, but don’t tell anybody.

Kallie Markle: A native and mostly lifelong Redding resident, Kallie earned B.A.s in Literature and Theology from Point Loma Nazarene University, which led to a marketing career with a splash of freelance writing for effect. She and Mr. Perfect bought the strangest house they could find in Redding and enjoy life alongside their diabolical cat and unassuming dog.

Jim Dyar: Jim is a contributing writer for Food For Thought: A News Cafe ( and a former arts and entertainment editor at the Record Searchlight. He’s also a musician and a fan of vehicles with two wheels.

Chris Flentye: Chris Flentye is a graphic designer and photographer who has made Redding his home for the past 20 years. Chris enjoys working for his many clients that include Mt. Shasta Ski Park, and WaterWorks Park. He also does photography of weddings and portraits. See more of Chris’ work at September 2009 Enjoy 16

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A WEEKEND RIDE IN SISKIYOU COUNTY The dream for a cyclist is uncluttered roads, a beautiful day and epic scenery. The paths of Siskiyou County offer such a presentation through a weekend ride in three valleys, bringing the traveler to the beauty of Northern California and some of its finest bed and breakfasts. Beginning Day One at the Mount Shasta Ranch Bed and Breakfast, the cyclist can watch the 14,000-foot-tall snow-capped peak turn pink in an alpine glow, as the Strawberry Valley settles in for the night. Built by “Curly” Brown in 1923, the two-story ranch house and accompanying Carriage House provide the place to prepare for a weekend of mountain cycling, with a large country breakfast served in the morning to prepare for the coming day. As the sun rises over the mountains, the first day’s journey begins with a trip north, the road directly in front of the Ranch House bringing the cyclist to Old Stage Road and most of the day’s journey. The trip north covers the path of the stagecoach system, moving through a forest of pines to the backcountry of the Shasta Valley. The trees give way to cattle ranches and the steady incline to the flat valley floor. The valley is crisscrossed with the remains of lava rock walls, some more than a century old. To the west, a trench in the hillside follows parallel to old Highway 99, marking a failed attempt to divert water through the valley in the early days of ranching. The trip is level and easy through the Shasta Valley, marking a 41-mile trip to the county seat of Yreka. Close to historic Miner Street, the 3rd Street Inn is a Victorian home built in 1897. The quiet street makes for a quiet evening in a town once bustling with ranchers and gold miners. The four guest rooms each provide a comfortable bed, beautiful furnishings and a restful night for tired bodies. In the morning, a healthy breakfast is served in the elegance of a period dining room. 17 Enjoy September 2009

The second day of cycling is more arduous, though shorter, taking in 30 miles. Riding back through Yreka, the tour to the Scott Valley requires a climb over the Scott Mountains. Highway 3 rises 3,443 feet above Yreka before plunging to the floor of the next valley. The farms here are lush, green and often the gathering place of herds of deer. Passing through the town of Fort Jones, the cyclist continues on a level trip to Etna, another historic mining town and the home of the Alderbrook Manor. The park style grounds with a moving stream are a perfect ending for the day. Breakfast is served both inside and outside, the Victorian home returning the cyclist to a day when horses brought people through the valley. Those were simple days. However, a trip between the valleys on a bike reminds one of words spoken by a man who could appreciate the need for solitude and leisurely day: “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” - John F. Kennedy •

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M A R V I N A L L E N ’ S PA S S I O N F O R M U S I C Marvin Allen remembers the exact moment he heard the sound that set his life’s course in motion. It was Jimmy Page’s guitar solo on Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” Allen, a fourth grader at the time, was riding in a car with his father on North Street in Anderson in front of Duffy’s Liquor Store. “It rocked my world so hard I knew I was going to die if I didn’t learn how to do that,” Allen says. He learned the Zeppelin solo and so many more. Allen, now 46, went on to pursue guitar as a living and has been pouring his love of music on the North State for more than 25 years as a performer, teacher and songwriter. As a 19-year-old in the early 1980s, he was the red-hot, rippin’ guitarist playing six nights a week at Doc’s in Redding and the Top Flight in Chico. His band at the time, Inside Straight, toured throughout the Pacific Northwest and Allen sealed his reputation as a scorching sixstring sensation. But it was also before age 20 that he started sharing his knowledge on the instrument as an instructor. Many hundreds of students have taken lessons from Allen over the past two and a half decades. Many have gone on to become well-known performers themselves, including Jeremy Edwardson of the Myriad and Abbey DeWald of The Ditty Bops. He also co-founded the Shasta Blues Society in 1990, an organization that has hosted weekly performances and annual music festivals for nearly two decades. Three years ago, he organized a group of young guitarists called the Shasta Blues Kids and presented them as the opening act at the society’s Blues by the River

Festival. He’ll do it again at this year’s 18th annual festival, which takes place Sept. 19 at Lake Redding Park. “I’m really proud of it and happy to have been able to add something culturally to the area,” Allen says of the society. “To have everyone get together and share the joy of music - that’s what it’s all about.” As a performer, Allen has entertained audiences in groups like True Blues, Earthbound, the Marvin Allen Band, Broadband, Wild Hair and the Rattlers. He’s collaborated on projects with a variety of songwriters, including Trisha Harris and Chase Gilwreath, and over the past 12 months has performed on the Cascade Theatre stage with three different acts: Wesley Jenson and the Wildcats, Kristene Mueller (opening for the Myriad) and the Jim Dyar Band (opening for Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women). He’s also performed on a variety of album projects over the years. “You want to spend your life in a meaningful way doing something good for the right reasons,” he says. “I have no aspirations of being a star. I just want to be a good songwriter, teacher and to perform with all my heart. That’s my life path. I pretty much have been doing music all day every day for as long as I can remember.” Despite his impressive guitar chops, Allen says less is often more when it comes to making good music. “When you’re playing in a group, No. 1 it’s about the song,” Allen says. “Then after that, it’s how you create space for the other musicians and how you fill the space they create for

you. More often than not, it’s about showing restraint. Magic happens when you tune into that.” Though he’s performed hundreds of shows over the years, one memory that stands out is the 10-minute standing ovation he and the cast of “Tommy” received after the final performance of the rock opera at the Shasta College Theatre in 1991. Allen, the show’s music director, finished the production with a scorching solo, then lit his guitar on fire and smashed it to pieces a la Jimi Hendrix. Not typically a fan of smashing guitars, Allen allowed himself to obliterate the instrument for the sake of theater. “It was pretty primal,” he says. “It was quite a moment that a lot of people won’t ever forget.” Despite being so well-known on guitar, Allen’s first instrument was piano, which he still plays. His grandmother Maxine Self, herself a piano teacher, taught him at age 8. As a fourth grader, he picked up the guitar and started playing with his childhood friend, the late Darren Farris. “I would walk five miles to Darren’s house with my guitar in my hand,” Allen says, his eyes misty thinking about the memory. “In sixth grade I was as serious about music as I am now.” He spent two decades of his teaching career at Herreid Music, taught for three years at Bernie’s Guitar, and since 2008 has been teaching at Music Max in Palo Cedro. Music Max hosts monthly workshops and performances, in which Allen often plays a key role. “My philosophy about teaching is that I have the greatest job in the world,” Marvin says. “I’m honored to share my love of music.” • September 2009 Enjoy 20

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You’ve driven, pedaled and hiked all over and you think you’ve seen just about every North State sight there is. And then you take to the air, courtesy of Air Shasta, and suddenly it’s time to think again. Consider the Sundial Bridge, that ubiquitous icon. You can walk around, over and under it and gain a decent appreciation of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s design. But take a bird’s-eye view of it from 1,000 feet in the air and suddenly a magical new structure appears. The 202-foot-tall pylon is startling white and even more graceful, delicately perched on an intricate design of plants and paths. From above, it looks more like a heavenly—albeit abstract—harp with its suspension cables reaching out across the sparkling waters of the Sacramento River. That kind of revelation is old hat to Dave Everson, the owner and head pilot of Air Shasta, who’s been giving helicopter tours to wide-eyed passengers for more than 20 years. He’s seen it all before, but he knows there’s always more to see. “Redding is in the center of it all,” he says with a sense of enthusiasm that appears to be boundless. Everson can jump in his helicopter, get it airborne with the flick of a lever, point it in any direction and give his passengers views of the North State previously the domain of eagles. Head west and within 20 minutes you’re in the thick of the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area, looking down on peaks and lakes normally reached after arduous day-long hikes; motor northward and you’re circling around the back side of Castle Crags or hovering cheek-to-jowl with the mighty Mt. Shasta; go east and you could be looking at Lassen Peak in a whole new light. There’s also plenty to see and experience right here in river city, including flights along the Sacramento River. Sometimes, Everson says, people want to see what their home looks like from the sky. Whatever they want to see, Everson’s happy to provide the vantage point. An hour-long helicopter tour, long enough to fly over the Trinity Alps and back to Redding Municipal Airport, costs $510, which amounts to $170 apiece if shared among three passengers. Shorter tours are available.


And how do people feel after a flight? Everson says the typical reaction is “they never realized how neat flying a helicopter is. They anticipate it being fun, but usually it’s more fun than they expected.” Even the occasional white-knuckle flier tends to relax once the helicopter is airborne. “It’s almost instant, once they take off and see the earth drop away at a slower pace than in an airplane,” Everson says. His theory is most people are used to the high speeds airplanes require for takeoff. “It’s that speed, so low to ground, that gives people anxiety.” Everson says tours account for about a third of his business, with the remainder divided between charter flights and flight instruction. Everson’s two- and four-seat helicopters work well for charter flights since they can reach remote areas nowhere near an airport. A parking lot, beach, meadow, lake or even a houseboat can be all Everson needs to land. His customers routinely enlist his help for everything from backcountry aerial photography and herding cattle to dropping skydivers and towing banners. Air Shasta Rotor & Wing also services and sells all models of Robinson helicopters. Flying has been a part of Everson’s life since he was a teenager. He started taking flight lessons at 16 and fell in love with hang gliding at age 18, an aerial hobby he stayed with until he was 30. He earned his pilot’s license at age 29 and bought a vintage Cessna 120 tail-dragger. In 1984, he sold the whitewater rafting business he’d operated for years, and “with $40,000 burning a hole in my pocket,” he bought a two-seat helicopter. “I just fell in love with it,” he says. Good thing, too, since that helicopter, a Volkswagen van and a parking spot at the Chico airport were pretty much all he had. Undeterred, he started Chico Helicopter Service in 1984 and signed on for a three-year stint as the “Newscopter 24” pilot for the fledgling KNVN-TV station. Everson began offering helicopter tours in 1985 and renamed his business North Valley Helicopters in 1987. In 2001, he relocated to the Redding Municipal Airport and settled on Air Shasta Rotor & Wing. •

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When you’re raising kids, trying to keep your job, paying bills and coping with the stress of politics, the economy and plain old daily life, relationships sometimes take a back seat. Maybe it’s time for you and your significant other to get reacquainted to remember what brought you together in the first place. So how do you find fun things to do together? Take a look around your community. Check out the calendar of events at the back of this magazine. Local parks and recreation departments offer community education classes. Read all those posters in store windows or on bulletin boards. No matter where you live in the North State, there are opportunities to play and learn together that go beyond a dinner-and-a-movie date. Here are a few ideas: • Try the Tehama District Fair in Red Bluff, starting Thursday, Sept. 24, and continuing through Sunday, Sept. 27. Tip: Thursday is free admission for everyone; Friday is Senior Citizens and Special People’s Day until 5 pm; Sunday is free for children 12 and under until 5 pm. The theme is “Be a Kid Again,” so take a romantic ride at sunset on the carnival’s giant Ferris wheel or try your hand at pitching coins to win a prize – just like you did when you were teenagers. And not everything costs money. Browse through the fine art displays of paintings, photography, scrapbooking and woodworking. Or go through the home arts exhibits and giggle at the unique cake entries, check out the finelystitched quilts and garments or colorful jams and jellies. Pick up free giveaways at the commercial and community booths. Watch young 23 Enjoy September 2009

4-H and FFA members show the animals they’ve raised and are selling at auction. Tickets are required for Thursday’s Professional Bull Riders event and Friday’s James Otto concert, but Saturday’s Christian music concert and Sunday’s destruction derby are free with fair admission. More info: • Shake your booty and meet new friends with square dancing lessons at the Red Bluff Community Center. If you’ve never tried it, you might be surprised at the workout you get. Not only do you have to pay attention to the calls – the instructions given to the group by a caller – you also don’t stop moving. “It’s exercise for the mind and the body,” says Dick Richards, who schedules ongoing beginner classes on Thursday nights from 7 to 9 pm “We encourage people to come out and try it.” The first three classes are free, says Richards. After that, weekly classes are $2.50 per person. More info: (530) 529-1615. • If you love snuggling up on your Harley for a long ride, don’t miss the third annual “Great Ride” fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 19. Sponsored by the Blue Knights CA XVI Chapter and the Gold Exchange, the event begins with a show and shine at 8 am in front of Red Bluff ’s historic State Theatre, 333 Oak St. First riders head out at 9:30 am for a leisurely journey through the countryside; then everyone returns to the theatre for lunch and a movie, “Little Fauss and Big Halsy.” The movie – also open to the public – starts at 12:30 pm and is a 1970 comedy-drama about two motorcycle riders, starring Robert Redford as a womanizing rogue. The event’s proceeds benefit children’s programming at the State, says Venita Philbrick, board president. More info: statetheatre2797@att. net or • Kids aren’t the only ones who can go back to school – take a class together to learn a new skill. For instance: Learn about all the buttons and settings on your digital single lens reflex camera or how to edit and improve all those digital photos. How about tae kwon do – or a senior fitness workout? Or maybe conversational Spanish? Sponsored by Red Bluff Parks and Recreation Department, these classes and more begin in September at the Red Bluff Community Center. More info: (530) 527-8177 or stop by the Center at 1500 S. Jackson. • Nurture your inner artists without worrying about coloring inside the lines. Connect with other artists, many beginners themselves, through the Red Bluff Art Association, at 10 am every Thursday morning at Snug Harbor Club House, 600 Rio Vista, Red Bluff. More info: (530) 5291603 (Kathy Brehm, president). Get your hands dirty with pottery classes at The Muddy Hands starting Sept. 1. Master Potter Randy Holbrook teaches monthly beginning and advanced levels; all materials are included. More info: Join north state photographers to talk about techniques, tips and equipment on Sept. 8 from 6-8 pm at Red Bluff Family Resource Center, 220 Sycamore St. #101. More info: tehamacountyphotoclub@ • And to tickle your palates, learn a little about wine during the Sept. 25 Friday Flight Night at the California Kitchen Company, 645 Main St. in downtown Red Bluff from 6 to 7:30 pm Tastings are from a different winery every month, paired with food prepared in a cooking demonstration. More info: (530)529-2482. •




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The Shasta Community Concert Association has, for the better part of a century, stayed true to its mission of bringing a variety of diverse musical performances to Redding. From a cappella to instrumental ensembles to black-light dance theatre, this season is sure to please. The association’s 72nd season kicks off September 18 and runs until April 28, 2010. Each year, the association’s president and some board members head to Nashville, Ky., to check out the Live on Stage convention – a three-week-long selection conference. Last year, only 40 of the more than 700 musicians and bands that applied to the conference were put on the roster. Members seek riveting, energetic performances seldom seen in Redding. Each show in the series typically draws crowds of about 600 to 700 audience members. Also, taking community youth into consideration, the Fine Arts Enrichment program allows performers to offer free, 45-minute programs for local students. The student programs are held at 10:30 am the morning of the concerts at the Redding Convention Center and feature performances along with a chance for students to ask questions and to get autographs. More than 1,000 students and teachers attended last year, says SCCA president Janet Applegarth-Yarbrough. A grant is available to bus students to the show. “It is awesome to watch the students respond. No matter what the venue, be it classical, blues, jazz, pop, etc., the kids are mesmerized. It is an amazing thing to see,” ApplegarthYarbrough says. • Concerts begin at 7:30 pm and will all take place at the Redding Convention Center. For season tickets ($75 for adults, $40 for students and $175 for families) call (530) 247-7355 or go to For tickets to individual shows ($35 for adults and $15 for students) call (530) 225-4130. 25 Enjoy September 2009

• Chapter 6, September 18 Chapter 6 has received numerous awards for their technique and unique performances. The six-person a cappella group, which made its professional debut in 2001, is lauded for its innovating blend of comedy with varying genres (from pop to jazz to gospel) and high-energy, kinetic performances. Chapter 6 captures audiences of all ages and musical tastes with a wide variety of pop and rock covers, brilliant parodies and signature pieces like “Ode to Krispy Kreme,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “The Wizard of Oz.” • Project, October 6 Classical ensembles. Hip-hop. While few musicians wouldn’t consider weaving the two distinctly separate styles, Project takes its own route – to critical acclaim. The unique and, what many consider hypnotic, sound can be best described as jazz and world music fusion dotted with hiphop and pop music while maintaining a fierce dedication to the group’s classical roots. Project is composed of flutist Greg Pattillo; cellist Eric Stephenson and double bassist Peter Seymour – both former members of the Cleveland Orchestra. • Nearly Neil and the Solitary Band, January 20 For 15 years, Bobby Bruce has made a name for himself performing in front of countless fans throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia with a dead-on Neil Diamond tribute. A Canadian native and operatically trained vocalist, Bruce brings – complete with Neil hair and sequined shirt – uncanny Diamond-esque vocal style, a mesmerizing voice and commanding stage presence to his performances. • Daniel Rodruguez, February 18 Daniel “The Singing Policeman” Rodriguez is most easily recognized as the tenor who lifted the spirits of America in the wake of the September 11 tragedies. An NYPDdesignated National Anthem singer, Rodriguez’s a cappella works, including “God Bless America” and the National Anthem, have been performed in packed stadiums and on popular TV shows. His concert repertoire ranges from patriotic music and Broadway tunes to love songs and opera. • Arche Dream for Humankind, April 28 Arche Dream for Humankind is a multi-disciplinary black light dance theatre. The group boasts original flair with hand-painted masks and costumes, puppetry, contemporary dance and pantomime. “Deep Blue” is Arche Dream for Humankind’s journey through the four elements: earth, air, water and fire. Audiences enjoy remarkably agile performers with captivating tales. The Philadelphia-based nonprofit group is dedicated to inspiring and empowering through innovative performances and workshops using dance, music, multimedia and visual arts. Funds raised go to AIDS research, world hunger and other humanitarian missions. •

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It’s more than a hobby. It’s really a subculture with a language all its own. They call themselves “car guys.” Darryl Kuni got excited as a young man about street rods at the 1962 Oakland Roadster Show. He dreamed of one day building a car that would qualify for entry. In January, 47 years later, he not only entered but took first place at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona with his “radical built” ’37 Chevy Coup street rod dubbed “The Kunster.” Jesse Denton, two generations removed from Kuni, grew up admiring classic cars with his father Steve on their annual trips to Reno’s Hot August Nights. This year, Denton finished building a ’69 Camaro muscle car in honor of his dad who passed away in January 2008. It was a labor of love and a passion inherited from both of his parents whom he says were “into anything fast.” It’s a journey both men say has only just begun. As all “car guys” (and gals) know, “one thing leads to another.” Both men often find themselves working with other “car guys,” sharing skills and expertise, advising and receiving advice, and telling car tales. It’s comical how the two who have only recently met, but whose paths have often crossed by way of mutual friends, get ramped up as they educate me about the whole community of car enthusiasts and the building process. “Once you get into a car,” Kuni begins”it always becomes way more than you expected,” finishes Denton. Both men are working on their next project. Each has a different dream. Denton lives next door to me in a quiet neighborhood where older homes with beautiful canopies of mature landscaping meander uphill to share the lane with sun-drenched newer homes. He grew up down the street, where his mother still lives. A bit of a rebel, he works on his ’56 Bel Air hot rod in his driveway where we often hear him power-sanding the body held up by a hand-built automotive rotisserie. “When you get down to the bare metal you start getting emotional about it,” says Denton. We may be among the few neighbors who celebrate his latest modifications. Performance or drivability? That is the challenge for those in love with muscle cars. Denton has set his goal to create a street car that exceeds 1000 horse power and still be “streetable.” He spends a lot of time researching on the Internet, goes to swap meets and speed shops, pores over magazines and talks with fabricators. He says he struggles to keep the car workable in every way but faces four 27 Enjoy September 2009

obstacles: compromise, time, money and stylizing. He custom built his Camaro’s pump gas, AFR headed, dart 565 ci, supercharged big block, estimated to be between 1000 and 1300 horse power. He is not particularly interested in entering his cars in any shows, but loves the awe when his subtle outward modifications mask the “sleeper” under the hood. It’s when he fires it up and the procharger screams that heads really turn. “It’s fun to watch peoples’ jaws hit the dirt,” says Denton. Kuni, a semi-retired contractor, works on his cars in a rented shop, his second home where wife Joan knows his head is most likely under the hood of either his ’42 or ‘56 Ford pickup. It is there that he made all the finishing touches on his first show car which I have come to learn must be admired, but not touched. Over the years, he had to decide whether to “just keep it a dream or do it!” He did it over a seven-year period, making 126 body modifications. Truly a “show” car, the odometer registers eight-tenths of a mile. It is essentially a piece of art. Kuni’s “Kunster” was included in the top 250 cars from the last 50 years honored at Blackie Gejeian’s 50th annual Fresno Autorama in March, a tribute beyond Kuni’s wildest dreams. “It was the journey more than the end result,” says Kuni, who concedes he may not do it again. But, the gleam in his eye still reveals a simmering passion. They may represent different generations and pursue their dreams with different goals in mind, but Kuni and Denton share a passion that only other “car” guys (and gals) can appreciate. Both claim they forget about time, about food, about other priorities when working on their cars. Neither belongs to a club, but both have developed networks with a whole community of amateur and professional car builders and customizers. Kuni meets regularly on Thursdays from 11 am to 1 pm at Pop’s Drive-In on Highway 273 to exchange information with other car builders. Denton occasionally stops by and chats with other car buffs at Gene’s Drive-In, just a mile or so north of Pop’s. Many of us who were teens during the 1950s and 60s remember when kids hung out at the drive-in restaurants, admiring each other’s souped-up, revved-up cars while only dreaming about the future. These kids are all grown up and now are finding time to revisit the past, borrow from it and create new machines—for both of these “car guys,” it’s a dream come true. •

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There are some things in life that you can always count on. When you turn on the faucet, water comes out. When you flick the light switch, the room illuminates. And when you turn on Channel 9, family-friendly programs appear on your television. While satellite and cable companies pour hundreds of channels into their lineups and run multimillion-dollar media campaigns to woo new customers, KIXE Channel 9 has stuck with a recipe that works – wholesome, educational programming for all ages – and remains a trusted friend to its loyal viewers. People consider KIXE as theirs. It’s not a network – each public television station is unique in its own way,” says Myron Tisdel, KIXE’s president and general manager for 15 years. “KIXE works very hard at maintaining that.” When KIXE went on the air on Oct. 4, 1964, it only transmitted daytime instructional programs from Sacramento ’s public TV station, using a donated 20-year-old transmitter atop Shasta Bally and broadcasting from the Chico State University campus. It moved into a 3,000-square-foot former meat locker on Industrial Street in Redding, and in the late 1980s, it took over its current 11,000-square-foot North Market Street studio. KIXE now broadcasts to more than 210,000 people in a 130-mile radius. ▶ 29 Enjoy September 2009

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“It’s changed and it hasn’t changed,” Tisdel says. “We still broadcast a service to the community. Our mission and direction is still the same.” Milestones in KIXE’s history include the move to color in 1971 and the switch to satellite distribution in 1979. But the recent federally imposed switch to digital transmission likely had the most impact on the station and its viewers. “From 1964 to 2008, we started with one machine and we built onto it and grew. To completely replace it in a short period of time while continuing programming was traumatic,” Tisdel says. The $3.7 million price tag was also brutal for a station with a $1.6 million annual budget. It was also confusing for some viewers, particularly the 18 percent of North State viewers who aren’t on cable or satellite. If they had an older television, they needed a converter box to continue receiving television. KIXE now broadcasts two channels – the one that viewers are accustomed to seeing on Channel 9 (now called 9-1 and in high definition), and the two-year-old “CREATE” on Channel 9-2 – a 24-hour, seven-day-per-week channel that broadcasts cooking, travel, crafting and various other how-to shows. Slightly fewer than half of KIXE’s budget is federal dollars given to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. That group gives it to individual stations “to provide universal television to residents of the United States,” Tisdel says. Public TV is funded at a few cents per person – a pittance compared with countries like Canada, where it’s $15 or more per person. Funding also comes from underwriters – the businesses named at the end of programs as proud supporters of KIXE. But most of the budget comes from people who believe in public television. “The bulk of our money is from individuals who give from $25 to $2,000 or $3,000 every year. We raise over $1 million from the community we serve” in 10 counties, says KIXE Community Affairs Coordinator Jon Lewis. Three membership drives and four auctions per year generate the station’s lifeblood. 31 Enjoy September 2009

And don’t think that KIXE staff doesn’t recognize the value of that. “Times are tough for everybody at home, and there’s not a lot of money to support nonprofit organizations,” Lewis says. “We’re able to stay on a fairly even keel because we have such a strong foundation of trust. They know KIXE from when they were young, and they let their kids watch with complete confidence that they’re getting safe, educational programming.” In fact, KIXE’s license is held not by an organization or a corporation, but by the community itself. Its board of directors includes people from Shasta, Butte, Tehama and Glenn counties. People’s lives are so entwined with the station that many don’t just throw away the donation solicitations that they receive in the mail – they feel obligated to write a letter back, saying they’re sorry that they can’t donate like they have in the past. Another valued gift from viewers? Time. Hundreds of volunteers do the jobs that the station’s 18 staff members would never have the time to do. Volunteers contribute nearly 10,000 hours per year, Tisdel says. One volunteer has been with KIXE since 1968. Also, “a cadre of women come in like clockwork and do our newsletter folding and envelope stuffing,” Lewis says. The self-described “KIXE Chicks” include Hester Vanderpool of Shasta Lake City, who began volunteering for KIXE 10 years ago and is the station’s reigning Volunteer of the Year. “The people are wonderful,” says Vanderpool, a North State resident since 1962. “They do a real good service. They’re pretty exceptional.” And just like the KIXE crew counts on them, the community continues to count on KIXE. It’s a responsibility that station employees and board members take seriously. “We’re solvent and fiscally conservative,” Tisdel says. “There are no six-figure salaries at KIXE, let me tell you. This is for love of an occupation.” •

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Sandy Tincher recaptures on canvas her favorite images of breathtaking natural beauty. “I love the outdoors,” she says about her hiking and canoeing adventures. When she returns home, she immediately sets to work on a painting, often with the cat and dog keeping her company. “I feel at peace, whole as a person,” she explains about recreating the setting that so recently inspired her and about the creative process in general. Although Tincher studied art in college, she pursued a “practical” course of study and became an elementary school teacher. During her teaching career, Tincher integrated art into much of the curriculum. Now, 10 years retired, she recalls the journey of her busy work and family life and the thread of artistic pursuit woven into the background of her story. She started with watercolors, appreciating instruction from Burt Oldham at Shasta College. She also dabbled in oils, but eventually found her creative expression best suited to pastels while taking lessons from Bev Dearman, another local pastel artist. She continues to attend local workshops. “There’s always something you want to improve,“ she explains. Pastels and the paper on which she paints allow for vivid, deep colors. She often starts with a watercolor foundation, adding layer upon layer of pastel chroma as she shapes the detail. She has painted flowers and her dog and her cat, but stores a vast body of work majoring on landscapes. “In my art, I find a greater appreciation of nature. When I’m in the outdoors, there is so much beauty that surrounds me. It can be something as simple as a blade

of grass. I want to convey that beauty and love of what I do to the viewer to let them also feel that moment when you are one with nature.” She paints almost every day while at home, usually finishing four pieces a month. She says, “So much of life is fleeting, but if I can capture some of it in my art, we can hold on to it a little longer.” Together with Walt Cole, the love of her life for 20 years, she has traveled the world. Her goal is to take one “nice” trip each year. Ports of call have included New Zealand, Tahiti, Cook Islands, Portugal, Spain and Croatia. Still, her favorite subjects to paint are American landscapes. Tincher is modest about her work. However, this year she won an Award of Merit amidst work from around the country at a national juried show hosted by North Valley Art League. She belongs to Salon, Shasta County Arts Council, the American Association of University Women’s artists’ group and North Valley Art League, enjoying the collaboration and encouragement she receives. Her work is on display at a variety of local North State businesses and at North Valley Art League Carter House Gallery in Redding and Heartfelt Design Gallery in Red Bluff. She does her own framing and matting. Tincher expressed a common sentiment among local artists in appreciating the new opportunity and venues provided by the 2nd Saturday Art Hop. This month, her work will be exhibited during Art Hop at Tapas Downtown, 1257 Oregon Street in Redding. An online gallery of Tincher’s work can be viewed at •

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making thegrade

COMMUNITY | story: Kerri Regan

photo courtesy of Michael Burke

R E D D I N G , C A L I F O R N I A ’ S S I M P S O N university Twenty years ago, Simpson College pulled up stakes in a crowded San Francisco neighborhood and headed north to what it hoped would be the promised land – a spacious swath of land in east Redding, with plenty of room to grow. In the ensuing two decades, the liberal arts and ministry school has grown from 200 students to more than 1,000 students. It became Simpson University several years ago and boasts 23 bachelor’s degrees in its daytime student program. Additional offerings are a theological seminary, a teacher credentialing program and a degree-completion program that allows people to finish their bachelor’s degrees with night and weekend classes. An anniversary celebration is slated for October 17, in conjunction with Simpson’s annual homecoming celebration. One of three official colleges of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, the school was founded in 1921 in Seattle as Simpson Bible Institute. It moved to San Francisco in the 1950s and became Simpson Bible College (it dropped the word “Bible” in 1971 to reflect its more diverse offerings). In 1989, college leaders chose Redding over Livermore and Chico for its new location. The university seeks to develop “students in mind, faith, and character to influence the world through leadership, scholarship and service,” according to its mission statement. Small class sizes allow for close interaction with faculty, and students have opportunities for internships and undergraduate research projects. Students are active each year in the Redding community, participating in the annual citywide Day of Service and working with churches and other nonprofits. The university was recognized for its partnership with Redding police to tutor low-income students in the Parkview neighborhood in the mid-90s. In 2005, Simpson University was one of two area nonprofits named Outstanding Nonprofit of the Year by the Association of Nonprofit Professionals. The university continues to grow to meet community needs. More than 2,500 adults have earned their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in the School of Continuing Studies (ASPIRE) – a concentrated, accelerated program of evening or weekend classes that allows students to finish their bachelor’s degree (and teaching credential, if desired). Programs include Business and Human Resources Management, Christian Ministry Leadership, Healthcare Management, Liberal Studies, Nursing, Leadership (also offered in photo courtesy of Josh Markle

Weed) and Psychology. “As the economy in our region remains unstable and unpredictable, we are seeing more adults go back to school to prepare themselves for the career transitions they face. There has never been a better time to reach out to adults in transition,” says Patty Taylor, Dean of the ASPIRE program. Simpson launched its new Bachelor of Science in nursing program in January 2007, which is a “step-up program” for students with a license in registered nursing. So far, 46 students have completed the program. And the recently redesigned A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary offers a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, as well as four certificate programs. A sign reading “Gateway to World Service” spans the entrance to Simpson University, and many students supplement their extensive North State community service with worldwide mission trips. Over the summer, Simpson students served summer missions in Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, China, Thailand and the Philippines. Another team went to the Rainbow Gathering, and another put on leadership development conferences for church youth groups between Michigan and Georgia. In Jamaica, the team spent time in schools and orphanages. The Kenya team served with Empowering Lives International at a children’s home and participated in agricultural development and other ministries. In the Philippines, students did ministry in the “squatter villages” (the area’s slums) and did some construction work, serving as “God’s hands and feet,” according to the mission team’s blog ( “Jamaica just opened up so many possibilities and growing experiences. I never would have learned sign language if it wasn’t for experiencing the deaf school there. It opened up my eyes to the possibilities of being a teacher for children with special needs,” says Alycia Gallegos, a senior majoring in liberal studies. The experience was a metaphor for her entire Simpson experience, she says. “It is a school where if you have goals, you can reach them with a strong support network backing you up,” she says. •

photo courtesy of Simpson University

Family Fun Day at Simpson University Saturday, Oct. 17 • 10 am to 3 pm Simpson University, main lawn Featuring family-friendly activities and “The ONE Fun Run/Walk” 35 Enjoy September 2009

Family fun activities including:

• YMCA the ONE Fun Run & Walk

• Children’s carnival games

• Animal show

• Jump house

• Live music

• Collegiate sporting events

• Rock wall climbing

• Delicious BBQ lunch*


lunch and refreshments will be available to purchase at the event.

Saturday, October 17, 2009 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 2211 College View Drive Redding, CA 96003 530.226.4750

INTEREST | story: Gary VanDeWalker | photo:

rise above the W eed bakery

Sourdough bread has a pungent, tangy taste unique to the age, humidity and elevation of the starter dough. A small portion of the starter is set aside, and if fed flour and water daily, it will last for years. The bread became the main food item of the California Gold Rush, as “sourdough” became a nickname for miners. Today, the bread is a mainstay of the Weed Bakery and the starter of a dream for Mike Michelon and his wife, Margie. The small-town bakery is an original Weed business, founded in 1906 by the Alfier brothers. Many of the original bakers were Italians, first passing through Ellis Island before spending their early mornings producing the sweet and sour breads of the bakery. Since 2007, the Michelons, along with their daughter and son-in-law, Marlena and Kevin Shaffer, can be found as early as 2 am mixing and rolling dough as the aroma of fresh-baked bread makes the early morning passerby wants to grab for the knife and butter. The heart of the business is the brick kiln oven. Produced by the famous J.P. Glaser Company in San Francisco, it was built prior to 1917 and is one of only three Glaser ovens left in operation. Originally heated by wood, a diesel warmer heats the brick oven for two hours a day, leaving the brick at a constant 400-degree cooking temperature, 24 hours a day. In 1917, a fire destroyed the bakery and home above, but left the oven unscathed, allowing the present structure to be rebuilt around its heart. “The bakery is a working museum,” says manager Teresa Ecklund. “The baking implements are antiques, giving an old-time feel to each day’s creations.” The meat slicer is 86 years old, run by ball-bearings. Large 15-foot wooden paddles hang overhead to assist passing the baked goods in and out of the 15x10-foot oven. The original weighted scale is used daily, not replaced by its digital cousin. Overhead, the baker’s quarters await restoration, below is a basement which once led to a maze of tunnels beneath the city. The side street of Inez is named after the niece of Paul Brunello, owner and baker in 1930. Flavorful loaves of sweet French, sun-dried tomato and basil, jalapeno cheese and cinnamon breads lay in silent regiments on the shelves. Trays of baked goods twist their way to local restaurants and stores that distribute the creations to homes throughout the area. In the business front, espressos, Italian sodas, and sandwiches layered between fresh made Panini are served until 2 pm. Michelon, the superintendent of four area elementary schools, has long ties to Weed, his Italian grandfather arriving in 1925. This relative was the starter. Just as generations of sourdough loaves come from a common batch, the Michelons have joined the generations of bakers who have made the Weed Bakery rise above the rest. • 211 Main Street, Weed • (530) 938-4549 37 Enjoy September 2009

Welcome Back to School…

We are proud to be your neighborhood pharmacy. Our community may be small in size, but we are big on old-fashioned service. For us, old-fashioned service requires certain methods, specific principles, and good communication in dealing with your health. Customers deserve the best we have to offer. Palo Cedro Pharmacy was the first (and only) pharmacists’ owned & operated pharmacy since 1975. Since no one plans for an emergency, remember that we our located next to Palo Cedro Medical Clinic. P C Pharmacy and P C Medical can turn an inconvenient situation (even urgent) and make it a manageable task. We’re located 1 block SOUTH when you exit Hwy 44 to Deschutes Road. From Redding turn right on Deschutes for fast, friendly & reliable service. Dean Wofford, MS, Pharm.D & staff

PALO C EDRO 9180 Deschutes Road, South of 44, Palo Cedro



TAKING CARE OF FAMILIES for over 30 years. Open Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-12pm

Meet the Doctors behind the healing! When it comes to helping people who are dealing with chronic or hard to heal wounds, these physicians have healing on their minds. From left to right: Douglas Hatter, M.D., Vascular Surgeon Rob Hamilton, M.D., Emergency Medicine Julie Hamilton, M.D., Emergency Medicine Neil Louwrens, M.D., Hospitalist Mitch Hawley, DPM, Podiatrist Not pictured: Maja Sandberg, M.D., Surgeon Ron Speigle, M.D., Surgeon

Composed as a multidisciplinary panel of experts, these physicians focus on bringing relief and healing to people who have wounds that may have resulted from illness or injury. Every physician at The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center brings to their patients the specialized training in the latest therapeutic methods in wound management they received at the National Healing Institute at The Ohio State University. During the course the physicians fulfilled all requirements in “Principles of Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine,” which is accredited for physicians and nurses and approved by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society and the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology. During Mercy Wound Center’s first year of operation, these doctors cared for more than 300 patients and offered more than 720 hyperbaric oxygen treatments, which uses 100 percent oxygen to help wounds heal. The Wound Center’s overall global healing rate is 80% with 93% of those wounds healed within 16 weeks. What’s more-Mercy’s Wound Center is the only wound center in the far north state with a team of registered nurses who are specially trained in the care of wounds supporting these physicians and their patients every step of the way. If you or someone you know is living with a lingering wound that has not responded to other forms of care, check out the Mercy Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center. Our advanced treatments can help wounds heal and help you or those you love get back to the active life you’ve been missing.

Where Healing is Our Specialty!

Call 530.245.4801 Covered by most insurance plans

Mercy Medical Center Redding is a member of CHW North State with Mercy Mt. Shasta and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff.

COMMUNITY | story and photo: Jon Lewis

harmoniousherd M AC D O E L’ S P R AT H E R R A N C H

A National Public Radio reporter was touring Prather Ranch recently and took his recorder into a pasture to capture the sound of cattle mooing. There was only one problem: contented, healthy, relaxed, well-fed cows don’t have anything to moo about. The failure to provide the requisite sound effects may be the only drawback to life on this idyllic ranch in Butte Valley near the Siskiyou County town of Macdoel. However, that lack of bellowing is music to the ears of ranch managers Jim and Mary Rickert, who place a high value on harmony. The Rickerts not only want their cows living in harmony, they want ranch employees and the land itself working in harmony. They’re firm believers in the humane treatment of livestock and responsible land stewardship, and the ranch’s livelihood depends on it. For much of its past, Prather Ranch was a conventional hay and cattle operation, and it remained one when it was purchased in 1964 by Walter Ralphs, the former president of the Ralphs supermarket chain. The Rickerts began their association with Ralphs in 1979 and the three began collaborating on a shared dream to transform the ranch into a model of sustainability, conservation, productivity and environmental sensitivity. That vision has become a reality. Prather Ranch has long been known for its certified organic dry-aged beef that’s available locally at Kent’s Meats & Groceries in Redding and the Mt. Shasta Supermarket, as well as highend outlets like the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco. It’s also served at finer restaurants, including the popular Moonstone Bistro in Redding and the Woodside Grill at the new Gaia Hotel in Anderson. And that organic label is not slapped on willy-nilly. The ranch is home to about 3,800 head of cattle that are raised on approximately 40,000 acres of pasture in parts of five counties, including the headquarters in Butte Valley. It has been a closed herd for almost 20 years, with the only outside influences arriving in the form of frozen sperm to ensure genetic diversity. The cattle spend their summers in the Macdoel and Fall River Valley areas and their winters on the warmer valley floor at wide-open pastures near Bella Vista, Anderson, Williams and Paskenta. The cattle are always isolated from non-Prather herds and graze on grass free of any pesticides or herbicides. To further

reduce the risk of contamination, their spring-fed water sources are tested on a regular basis and they are never transported by commercial cattle haulers. Vaccinations, when required, are administered with disposable needles. Cattle graze on grass and are fed organic hay, oats and barley grown on their 4,000-acre hay farm. They spend their final few months in a spacious feedlot where they’re fed a forage-based blend of chopped hay and barley-protein pellets. When cattle reach about 1,200 pounds, they are selected for slaughter at the on-site, state-of-the-art facility designed in accordance with the philosophies espoused by Temple Grandin, a Colorado State University professor considered a national authority on humane animal handling. From a calf ’s first day to the time the packaged beef heads to the market, meticulous records are kept on every cow, charting their lineage, medical history, feeding patterns and more. “It’s an expensive way to raise cattle,” admits Mary Rickert, but the records are vital to ensuring the ranch is producing the safest, healthiest beef possible. “We know where our cows are on a Saturday night.” This paid off in a surprising fashion in 1990 when Terry Knapp, a plastic surgeon who used to practice in Redding, approached the Rickerts about providing hides that could be used as the source of pharmaceutical-grade collagen. Specifically, Knapp was looking for hides from an isolated and carefully controlled environment. That inquiry started the sale of bovine raw materials to pharmaceutical and biomedical device companies that use hides, bones and glands to produce everything from collagen and surgical screws to artificial skin and slings used in hernia repairs. “There’s nothing like it in the rest of the world,” says Mary Rickert of the ranch’s stature in the emerging pharmaceutical and biomedical research world. Sales add to the ranch’s sustainability, and the practice gives the Rickerts the sense that each of their cows has a higher purpose and even more reason to be treated with respect. And there’s nothing quite like Prather Ranch beef in the kitchen, says acclaimed chef Che Stedman, who opened his Moonstone Bistro in Redding two years ago. Stedman visited Prather Ranch recently to prepare a gourmet meal for a party of six. (The dinner was one of the top silent-auction prizes up for bid at the annual Shasta Women’s Refuge Crab Feed. Stedman volunteered his services and the ranch donated the beef.) A gold medal-winning graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Stedman says Prather Ranch beef goes hand-in-hand with his emphasis on regional cuisine prepared with ingredients that are as fresh and local as possible. Stedman proved to be an able ambassador for Prather Ranch, featuring its products in four of the five courses he prepared. • On the web: • (530) 398-4182

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It’s been a beautiful summer! From farm to table, celebrate at Moonstone Bistro! We use cage free, sustainably harvested, local, & organic ingredients. pasta & bread made fresh daily. Our food is made from scratch, never unwrapped! The best part? Entrée prices range from $10.95 to $32.

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PROFILE | story: Todd McBain | photo: Nikole Kirby

F O R M E R 4 9 E R J E F F S TO V E R Jeff Stover missed out on the Olympics, but he made it to the Super Bowl, twice. He never won a gold medal, but he won two gold NFL champions’ rings. The Corning native didn’t play a down of football at the University of Oregon, but he played eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Stover’s road to the NFL is an eccentric one. At Corning High School he played football, but excelled at track and field. In 1976, his senior year, he was ranked in the top three in the nation in the shot put. The one problem: he was number two in the Northern Section. Back then, the section only sent one representative in each event to the state championships. He missed qualifying by one-quarter inch to Lassen’s Steve Montgomery. Both received scholarships to Pac 10 universities Stover at Oregon and Montgomery at USC. In 1980, Stover finished his collegiate career as the Pac-10 conference champion in the shot put. That season, he posted the fourth-best shot put mark in the world – yet his dream of competing in the Olympics never came true. On March 21, 1980, President Jimmy Carter announced the United States would boycott that summer’s Olympics, held in Moscow. “It was hard,” says Stover, sitting at his desk at Chico Sports Club. “For an athlete, you train for four years, you set goals for yourself, you think you are all ready for it… it’s a goal, a dream you’ve been trying to live. It was like a rug was pulled from underneath you. “But I’m a huge believer in life - that everything happens for a reason. There’s a purpose for all of us.” Stover returned to Chico and worked for his father in construction for two years. “I kind of got to a point where I was looking back on life saying, ‘I wish I would have tried out for football.’ So I figured, ‘What do I got to lose?’” He made a call to Leon Donahue, then the head coach for the Shasta College football team. Donahue played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s. Stover shared his story with the coach. Donahue began making calls to teams. The first team called was the Seattle Seahawks, but Stover says with a laugh, “They said, ‘We don’t want anything to do with a guy who hasn’t played in six years.’” Next, Donahue called an old teammate, Billy Wilson, a scout for the 49ers at the time. Learning from the reaction the Seahawks had, Donahue “built my story up a lot” the second

Jeff Stover Celebrity Golf Tournament September 28 Sevillano Links in Corning For more information about sponsorships or to play in the tournament, call Jane Ziad of the Girls Scouts at (530) 343-1904 x108

time around, Stover says. It paid off. Stover showed up to tryouts at 6 feet, 5 inches, 295 pounds, and he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds - exactly what Donahue had promised. Stover was green, but his raw talent was enough for the defending Super Bowl champions to give him an opportunity. “I got the right people to look at me… and (then-Head Coach) Bill Walsh had a system that could take free agents, or people that haven’t played football, and see their talent,” Stover says. “That was probably one of Bill Walsh’s biggest gifts - is he could actually see the future ability in people. And, then, (have those people) be able to believe in it themselves and (he would) bring it out in them. He was just an incredible coach.” Stover played eight seasons on the defensive line for the 49ers. He was a member of the teams that won Super Bowls XIX and XXIII. Amongst other memorabilia, a replica Vince Lombardi Trophy (which goes to the winner of the Super Bowl) sits in a display case at Chico Sports Club, reading: “Jeff Stover, two-time Super Bowl champion.” He is one of only seven 49ers to record 10 or more sacks in a season twice. Today, Stover owns Chico Sports Club, an immaculate 70,000-square-foot fitness and rehabilitation center he has owned since 1991. The club is his “baby.” He also spends time on the golf course, and on September 28, he will host the Jeff Stover Celebrity Golf Tournament at Sevillano Links in Corning. This will be the 11th year the charity tournament will help raise money to benefit the Girl Scouts of Northern California. Last year’s tournament raised nearly $39,000. “It costs money to support troops, the trainings, volunteers, helping girls get started,” says Jane Ziad, director of Girl Scouts of Northern California - North-Central region. “Another aspect is reaching out to girls who wouldn’t ordinarily have a chance to be a part of Girl Scouts by offering financial assistance. It’s highly important for us to reach out to the community.” This year’s tournament will have over 30 former professional athletes, featuring Vida Blue (Major League Baseball), Harold Pressley (NBA), Chuck Muncie (NFL), Tony “The Tiger” Lopez (boxing), and Peter McCaffrey, a former U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fighter pilot, to name a few. • September 2009 Enjoy 44

NORTH STATE SKATE SERIES September 12, Redding September 26, Red Bluff October 10, Anderson Start time 1:00pm




Safety gear required. Cost, $15 per site or $30 for series.

530.378.6656 | Presented by: Redding, Red Bluff and Anderson Parks & Recreation

WIN YOUR NEXT PARTY! Leadership Redding Class of 2009 would like to congratulate Redding Police Officer Jeff Schmidt and welcome his new canine, Yari, to our community. The 2009 class earned the funds to purchase Yari as part of their class project. Yari, who comes to Redding from Germany, has been trained using German commands, and will eventually be cross-trained to sniff drugs. “Police Dogs are a great asset to our community,” said Leadership Redding class of 2009 alumni, Kellie Jokela. “They are very loyal, incredibly smart, and are able to handle some situations quicker than an officer, with less risk to human lives.” A new nonprofit, Communities for Police Canines, has been established to help support Police canines by raising funds for training, food and to purchase more dogs in the future. For more information about Communities for Police Canines, contact Kellie Jokela (530) 356-2835 To learn more about Leadership Redding, visit their website at


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It was a memorable crash for many reasons.

For one thing, Eric Marshall’s busted-up Cessna 180 was completely visible from Buenaventura Boulevard, a busy driving route in west Redding. The plane smashed into a hill just above Starlight Boulevard, well short of the runway at Benton Airpark. But people also recall the crash because it involved Stanley the dog, an adorable Dachshund-poodle cross. The press coverage that followed the March 30, 2008 incident described how Stanley survived the wreck unscathed. A photo of a firefighter holding the pooch made national news. Marshall, the plane’s pilot, didn’t fare quite as well. He broke his neck, damaged his spine, broke both heels and cracked 10 ribs. A year and half later and Stanley remains fine. He’s quick to roll over and receive a belly rub. Marshall is doing better as well. He’s walking now, though it’s a slow and deliberate process following five foot surgeries and the severe atrophy of his calf muscles. He’s continuing to regain his balance and coordination. The incident mirrored the relationship between dog and owner, explains Marshall. When the two are out together, Stanley gets all the attention, especially from members of the opposite sex. Marshall becomes virtually invisible. So it wasn’t surprising that in online forums following the crash, Marshall learned that people were far more concerned about the well being of Stanley, and less so about the pilot. “I’ve gotten a lot of mileage from pointing out that we cashed in all of our good karma, and his was way better than mine,” Marshall said. ▶

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We are pleased to announce the newest member of our professional team. Dr. Nicora: I recently relocated to this area from Norfolk, Virginia, where I finished Residency training in Family Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. I am originally from Uruguay where I became a physician and practiced medicine for six years before moving to the United States. As a Family Physician, I care for patients of all ages. My focus in medicine is on disease treatment as well as disease prevention and patient wellness. I am trained to manage a broad spectrum of medical conditions, applying evidence-based medicine, using medical technology, as well as applying body, mind, and social model of medicine. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, painting, photography and crafts. I look forward to serving the community’s health care needs. I invite you to call our Cottonwood office and schedule an appointment.

Maria Nicora, M.D.

Dr. Nicora is now accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment please call 530-347-3418 Lassen Medical Group-Cottonwood, 22833 Long Branch Drive, Cottonwood

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Marshall eventually returned to work as a construction observer for PACE Civil, Inc. in Redding. He’s even flown a couple times since the crash and plans to continue his passion for flight. Primarily, he’s glad to be alive, and – as he’s done many times in his life – he’s searching for meaning from the incident. “You won’t meet a more grateful individual,” says Marshall, 57. “I’ve seen plenty of examples of how much worse it could be.” The type of neck fracture Marshall endured, a C2 “denes” fracture, kills or paralyzes 95 percent of the people who incur it. Had the bones shifted a millimeter or two more, Marshall probably wouldn’t have walked again, or worse. He’s deeply appreciative to the crew from Redding Fire Station No. 3 who carefully removed him from the cabin of the plane. He credits orthopedic surgeon John Lange, himself a pilot, and neurosurgeon Gabriela Morris for their decisions and care in his initial recovery. His daughter Katie Torres and son Andy Marshall both traveled from out of state to assist their father. Irene Marshall, his former wife, consistently came day after day to bathe him. His sister, Lisa Kelley, assisted in the confusing quagmire of medical insurance and treatment schedules. “It is my belief that we start out our lives with a script, an outline of emotional lessons that our spirit needs to experience,” Marshall wrote in a piece about the crash and its aftermath. “Our family, especially our children, friends and timely strangers are our teachers. Isn’t it amazing that whatever personal growth challenge you might need, your family members will provide on a daily basis?” Over a recent breakfast at the Benton Airpark Cafe, Marshall talked plainly about what went wrong. He inadvertently turned the plane’s fuel selector valve to the “off ” position, when he thought he was turning it to the “both tanks” position. Because the aircraft was gliding and propeller “windmilling,” he never connected what had gone wrong. He figured it out while riding in the ambulance that transported him to nearby Mercy Medical Center. 49 Enjoy September 2009

“Because I knew what caused the accident, I didn’t come away with a mistrust of the machinery,” said Marshall, who had his first solo flight at age 16 and earned his private pilot license by 17. “All I had to do was get my own confidence back (to fly again).” The walls of the airpark café reflect Marshall’s love of flying in a very visual way. His beautiful wide-spectrum photographs – many of them aerial shots – are displayed everywhere. A pilot from Siskiyou County tells Marshall how much he loves his horizontal shot of snow-covered Castle Crags and Mt. Shasta. Marshall’s work has been featured in Enjoy magazine and been featured in the 2007 Redding Printing calendar. His “Christmas Candy Shasta” photo was Best of Show at the North Valley Art League’s 2006 photography competition, and he recently won an award of merit at the Sundial Film and Photography Festival. To view more examples, visit or Graphic Emporium. He supplements his income by selling prints of his work. To create his images, Marshall takes a series of shots and digitally merges them together using Photoshop. He enjoys this process because it engages so many of his passions in one – flying, photography and the creative and technical skill of fusing the images together on the computer. “It’s been an endless cycle of trying to find out how to make myself feel good from within,” Marshall explains. “Photography’s a big part of that. It’s something I do for myself. I’m documenting what Mother Nature is doing, I think it’s a gift to experience it there with a camera and hopefully share it with others.” When Marshall tells Stanley to jump into an airplane, his fourlegged still obliges, albeit a bit reluctantly. Stanley will probably never be as excited about taking to the air as his master. “Flying is such a marvelous experience, such a joyous experience,” Marshall says. “I do it for the beauty, and that doesn’t go away. On a gorgeous, clear day, I want to see the world from the air.” •

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Apply a brow powder after pencil, which blends the two and creates a soft finish (Clinique Brow Shaper). Pat a colorless wax or gel on the thickest part of your brows to keep the hairs in place (MAC Brow Set). Tweeze brows right after you shower, when your skin is soft and the hairs pull out more easily. Gently pull the skin taut before tweezing, which reduces pain. Because gray hairs are thick and coarse, tweezing them can leave a gap in your brows. Instead, use a temporary hair color designed to mask gray roots. • 5 Brow Mistakes • • • • •

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Eddie McAllister apologizes for running a little late. He just returned from driving an ailing friend to a medical appointment in Round Mountain. “I’m not a doctor – I can’t heal her – but if she calls me for a ride, the least I can do is get her there – no problem,” he explains. He ducks behind the counter at his son’s business, Leatherby’s Family Creamery, to restock some paper supplies, and then offers a hearty greeting to a table of teenagers - he knows their names, and many of their parents. They’re among the legions of young people who have been lifted up by McAllister’s energy. His job description and heart inscription both read, “community organizer.” “Eddie is truly a community activist in the most positive sense, with an unwavering focus on youth,” says Charlie Menoher, director of the Youth Violence Prevention Council. Just like the man who now calls the White House home, McAllister couldn’t be more proud of the position he holds at Shasta County Public Health. ▶


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“It’s really cool. People look at my nametag and say, ‘What do you do?’ I say, ‘I’m a community organizer like Obama,’” says McAllister, who grew up in the president’s former home state of Illinois. “His accomplishments have opened the door for underrepresented kids to say, ‘Yes we can.’” Edward McAllister Jr. was born in Waukegan, Ill., in 1946 (“the home of Jack Benny,” he says), the fourth of nine children. His father was a minister and a sign painter – one of the few African Americans who owned a business in North Chicago. McAllister’s mother earned a pharmacy degree from Northwestern University, but never used it, choosing to rear her children full-time. After high school graduation, he spent three years in the Army, and moved west shortly thereafter with his brother, who had established an art studio that came alive as a nightclub on weekends in the Crenshaw Strip, a famous part of the African American community. McAllister earned a living by taking Polaroids for people at the noted Total Experience nightclub. By day, he took television production classes at California State University, Los Angeles. He met his wife Celeste there, and they married in her grandparents’ church in 1973. Early in his career, he worked at L.A. County juvenile hall and the California Youth Authority. “It opened my eyes,” McAllister said. “These young kids were lost. They were in gangs. They did not have a positive outlook of their future.” In 1990, he took what was supposed to be a six-month leave of absence to come to Redding. It ended up being a permanent move. He worked a lifetime’s worth of assorted jobs for his first few years here – at his cousin’s group homes, KVIP radio, juvenile hall, a ranch in Whiskeytown and more. He found his niche as a noon duty supervisor at Cypress School; after school, he worked at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. (He also worked overnights at Channel 7.) Many students went from Cypress to the MLK Center after school, so McAllister was able to build meaningful bonds with them. “It developed my thirst to do more community work,” he says. In 2000, he got that opportunity. He was hired as a community health advocate for Shasta County Public Health. “We were the glue between the community and its resources,” he says. After a year, he was promoted to become Public Health’s first community organizer. This job – which McAllister still holds – challenges him to “pull together groups with the same needs and concerns,” he explains. In the Martin Luther King neighborhood over this summer, McAllister teamed up with Denise Ohm, the director of food services at Enterprise School District, and Monique Taylor of Francis Court to help provide lunches for a daily average of 55 kids for two weeks. “Community organizers’ philosophy is work, but not alone. And don’t do for others what they can do for themselves,” McAllister says. 55 Enjoy September 2009

His down-to-earth, what-you-see-is-what-you-get personality helps him get things done, says Sylvia Yzaguirre, a Public Health colleague. “Eddie knows how to make people feel comfortable. He is who he is, and that is all - that is why I believe the youth and everyone else love him. Eddie smiles all the time and takes the time to talk to you.” McAllister’s community ties run deep. He is president of Chapter 357 Vietnam Veterans. He serves on the board of the Chemical People and Shasta College’s Extended Opportunities, Programs and Services (EOPS), and he helped develop the Shasta Coalition of African/Black Americans for Community Health, Education and Empowerment (SCOACHE) in 2002. He served on the Youth Violence Prevention Council, PlusONE Mentors, the Tobacco Education Coalition and numerous other groups. McAllister also got quite an education while working for Shasta College Student Services as a community liaison from 2004 to 2007. “I was surprised at the number of homeless students,” McAllister says. “They lived in their cars, waiting for their grants to come through.” He helped link them with medical services, food and other essential services in the meantime. McAllister also fostered positive youth-to-youth relationships by bringing elementary, and junior high students to the college to meet the players and play touch football or basketball. The college players would sign autographs, and younger players began to feel comfortable with the college atmosphere - the goal was to promote future enrollment, McAllister says. “I treat people, especially kids, with respect,” McAllister says. Few do that better than McAllister, Menoher asserts. “Eddie gets involved in kids’ lives and works tirelessly to give them opportunities for participation and involvement,” Menoher says. Fellow Public Health community organizer Manuel Meza agrees. “Eddie is a people’s person who enjoys working with youth,” Meza says. Adds Yzaguirre: “He is the one thinking outside the box, and he makes sure he voices the community’s concern.” Naturally, his proudest moments involve his family - his wife Celeste’s successful teaching career, 29-yearold son Alan’s ambition as co-owner of Leatherby’s Family Creamery, and 28-year-old son Adam’s drive as a photojournalist for KRCR-TV. His credits include a story for the “Missing in America” project. He is also proud of the achievements of his many goddaughters, he says. When he goes to bed at night, he says, “I hope that I’ve helped somebody, along the way and my life would not be lived in vain. I don’t represent the community, I’m a part of the community,” he says. “Embracing and celebrating diversity is something we all need to do.” •

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redding – a great place to call home I grew up in the nether land that is neither fully Redding nor fully Palo Cedro, and was cultured enough (i.e. “watched enough TV”) to quell any delusions that this was a significant urban scene. I longed for an address with a higher status in the geopolitical pecking order, ignoring everything I’d been taught about the reality of status. While I was in college in San Diego, I couldn’t be bothered to miss Redding: I was enjoying beachfront property and enormous malls, sneaking better seats at Chargers games and using an airport that flew grown-up sized jets to cities listed on 100 percent of maps. It wasn’t a total fantasyland, though; the natives swore it had seasons, but I didn’t count different schedules of marine layer as “seasons.” I had to drive out of town to see mountains and the only river always smelled like ocean, and not in the good way. I moved to Rome (naturally), where my flip-flops, blond hair and inability to speak any Italian beyond, “the one with the tomatoes,” indicated I was not a local. Hearing I was from California, people would inquire about “Baywatch” and I’d die a little inside. Amazing as Rome was, it was too much a ghost of an empire wrapped in the trimmings of a modern culture center— past and present eternally see-sawing on every street. I missed living somewhere that was wholly itself, for better or worse. Back I flew to the west, where I didn’t eat pasta for a year. After marrying, I settled in a suburb outside Sacramento. This was a town whose parents had never told it “no” and to whom “growth cap” was a dirty term. I’d leave for a weekend and return to find strip malls where there had been fields, and whole housing developments appeared overnight. The town only developed for development’s sake, so last week’s new shopping center could be half empty and they’d still break ground on this week’s new shopping center. I never had to search for the bathroom at dinner parties because the layout of each house was identical, and since

every neighborhood was named “Sienna Village” or “Tuscan Estates,” the décor of every house was identical, too. It was a hall of mirrors instead of a town. My boasting about Redding was met by polite condescension; Redding, it seemed to my acquaintances, was where your car broke down en route to Oregon, and nothing more. When I announced I’d be moving back here, everyone asked why. I had a list prepared: Because that river Sacramentans preen over comes through Redding, from Mt. Shasta, not a magical fountain at the Capitol building. Because of not one, but two lakes. Because I’d never worry about walking into my neighbor’s house by accident. Because it was possible to buy local. Because there were stores and restaurants that came in shapes besides ‘big’ and ‘box.’ Because earned is sweeter than given. They rolled their eyes; I moved anyway. Now I have to endorse Redding when visiting my in-laws in Lodi. At Christmas, they inquire wide-eyed about how much snow we’re getting and if the journey was treacherous. They believe Redding is an eccentric outcropping in the wilds of far Northern California. I tell them it never really snows in Redding and the “journey” is three freeway hours, not sled dogs and parkas. After years of defending where I’ve come from, where I’m going, and where I am, I’m being asked to give account for why I’m staying. My tribe, it seems, is migrating north to Portland. It’s the place to be if you’re a young intellectual, or so I’m told. “The culture!” they cry. “The natural beauty! The mild summers and absence of sales tax!” If Portland is so rich in quasi-artistic 20-somethings, a handful more would just be drops in a bucket. Redding, on the other hand, is on the cusp of a renaissance, and I want to be here when it happens. I want to be one of those people pushing the future up to the top of the hill, so that when it crosses the crest and picks up speed, I can watch everything transform in its wake. • September 2009 Enjoy 58

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Sometimes it’s refreshing to hop in your car or on your motorcycle and drive, just to drive. Lucky for those of us who get to live in beautiful Northern California, forests, lakes, rivers and mountains are just a stone’s throw away. Traffic is rarely a problem, and there is so much to see!

1. Mt. Lassen: Try the 35-mile drive through the main park around sunset, when it’s less crowded - the silence is divine.

Billy: I’ll go just about anywhere. Shingletown, Mt. Shasta, or the Veteran’s Cemetery to visit my mom & dad. Sometimes, just a back road drive to Anderson to enjoy the scenery.

2. Whiskeytown Lake is beautiful any time of year: If you live near Redding and don’t have a lot of time, this is a nice, short drive, especially if you have small children who constantly ask, “Are we there yet?” Highway 299 West will get you there. Visit Brandy Creek or Oak Bottom if you enjoy relaxing on the beach, or get out and take a little hike to the recently discovered Whiskeytown Falls. You won’t be disappointed!

Patrick : We like to drive around and look at homes for sale in different neighborhoods. There are so many great neighborhoods in Redding!

3. From Palo Cedro, take Highway 44 toward Shingletown to Viola, then keep going to Highway 89. Stop in Hat Creek, stretch your legs and have a picnic lunch or dinner. Get on Highway 299 West to Burney, and make the loop back to Palo Cedro.

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4. Heading East from Redding, take Highway 299 E toward Burney/ Alturas. Stop half way in Fall River Mills to check out some of the sights and then head on to Cedarville, which is just a few miles from the Nevada and Oregon borders. 5. From Redding, head west on Highway 299 to Highway 3, and explore Trinity Center. Then get back on Highway 3 and visit Callahan, Fort Jones and Yreka before hopping on I-5 to head back down to Redding. Approximately 5 hours of driving. 6. From Red Bluff, get on Highway 36 toward Paynes Creek and check out Mineral and Mill Creek. Find your way to Highway 32/Deer Creek Highway and head to Forest Ranch and on to Chico. From there, get on Highway 99 north toward Los Molinos and cruise back to Red Bluff.

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7. From Interstate 5 south, take the CA162 exit toward Willows/Oroville. Get on Country Road 306 and head to Stonyford, which borders the Mendocino National Forest and some beautiful country. 8. A drive to the coast is always fun - get on Highway 299 West until you hit Highway 101, and head to Crescent City. Cooler weather and beautiful views! 9. From Interstate 5 north, take the US-97/Central Weed/Klamath Falls exit. Stay on Highway 97 for about 50 miles, then turn right on CA-161/ State Line Road for another 20 miles. Make a slight right on CA-139 to Tulelake. Stay on 139 and head to Lookout and on to Highway 299 to McArthur Road/CR-A19 to CA-89 to Dunsmuir. 10. Take I-5 south to Jellys Ferry Road. Follow Jellys Ferry over the Sacramento River and check out Jellys Ferry River Access Area. Continue on Jellys Ferry through the farmlands until it turns into Gover Road. Pass by Coleman Fish Hatchery. Gover ends at Ash Creek Road. Turn right onto Ash Creek Road and check out the massive rock walls and huge skies. Ash Creek ends at Dersch Road. Take a left onto Dersch to Millville Plains Road. Take a right onto Millville Plains Road until you reach Highway 44, and take a left to get back to town. Awesome!

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Ride a horse: Do you own a horse or know someone who has one? The North State offers incredible horseback riding trails, including those on Whiskeytown National Recreation Area’s Shasta Trinity Trail, Jellys Ferry Recreational Area, Anderson River Park and Lake Oroville. The cost to ride these trails depends on the area, but all are well under $25 per person.


Enjoy a Movie in the Park: Get out of the house, sit under the stars and enjoy food, kids and entertainment at Movies in the Park! Each Friday night in September, on the lawn at Simpson University in Redding, family-style movies are projected onto a huge, inflatable 30-by-17-foot screen. Admission is free. Guests are encouraged to make a donation to a local charitable organization. Concessions are available. Festivities start at 8:30 pm. Remember your blanket and chairs. Come join your community, support a cause and take in a movie. Go to for the September movie schedule.


Go for a paddle: Join the Penguin Paddlers for an evening social paddle on Keswick Lake. The Penguin Paddlers are a passionate group of kayakers who love to have fun on the water! Every Thursday evening in September from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the Paddlers hold their Keswick Evening Paddle. The event is free with no membership required, and is for all skill

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Shoot a bow & arrow: Nothing brings out family unity more than walking into the woods and… shooting an arrow from a bow! Reusable ammunition creates the economy in this activity. Our area features a community passionate about this sport. Straight Arrow Bowhunters club in Redding offers a 28-target shooting range that is available on non-tournament days for $5 per person. Visit a local sporting goods store or a locally run archery business (like Shasta Valley Archery in Anderson) to get equipped. Then put in an arrow, pull back the string and let go. Check. Enjoy! Shasta Valley Archery, (530) 3659315.

Go on a nature quest: Self-guided, educational scavenger hunts are a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors. Known as quests, such hunts are gaining popularity as families can answer questions, decipher clues and explore nature up close and personal. Create a hands-on experience with lakes, mountains, trees, caves, streams, forests, plants and animals. Plan night activities like storytelling and stargazing. Start by choosing a trail to hike, then consult a field guide to local wildlife, such as A Field Guide to California and Pacific Northwest Forests (Peterson Field Guide Series) or Northern California Nature Guide by Erin McCloskey to pick out ahead of time the trees, birds, bugs and fish you want to “collect” along the way.

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From farm to table, Moonstone Bistro uses cage free, sustainably harvested, local & organic ingredients! Our pasta and bread is made from scratch daily. We use biodegradable to go products. Enjoy boutique beer & wines from around the world. The best part? Entrée prices range from $10.95 to $32. Reservations anytime. 3425 Placer Street #110 (530) 241-3663

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A great local downtown spot for over 11 years, Carnegie’s serves up savory sandwiches, soups, salads and more. Located across from the post office on the corner of Oregon and Yuba Street in Downtown Redding. Carnegie’s offers micro brews and a full lunch menu. Now serving lunch on Saturdays. Come by and enjoy the company! 1600 Oregon Street, Redding; (530) 246-2926

Started in Dunsmuir in the 1970’s, Country Kitchen shortly relocated to Redding. Lin and Charlie Moss bought the restaurant in 1993 and proudly continue the tradition of serving homemade breads, cinnamon rolls, biscuits & gravy like Grandma made and gourmet soups in a friendly family atmosphere. Nominated best breakfast by Record Searchlight readers. 1099 Hilltop Drive, Redding; (530) 223-5438

Since 1976, the Post Office Saloon & Grill has been downtown Redding’s friendliest destination for good times, great food a full selection of beer, wine and cocktails. Famous for the P.O. Burger and lively Bloody Mary’s, the Post Office also features nightly specials and live music on weekends. 1636 Market St., Redding; (530) 246-2190

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We personally invite you to Taste, See and Experience Rivers Restaurant while enjoying the view high above the beautiful Sacramento River from Redding’s only shaded and mist cooled patio. Experience our delicious selections of pristine seafood, tender beef, unique and flavorful Pasta dishes, all artistically presented in a beautiful and relaxing setting. 202 Hemsted Drive, Redding; (530) 223-4456

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Tucked away from the hustle of the gaming floor, the Timbers is the perfect place for a special dinner. The natural décor of maple wood and stone creates an intimate, cozy ambiance where you can enjoy an outstanding meal prepared to perfection just for you. Rolling Hills Casino 2655 Barham Avenue Corning (530) 528-3500



saN fraNCisCo Deli

A Redding favorite since 1977, San Francisco Deli serves up the best sandwiches around. You’ll love our fresh-baked sourdough bread and our homemade salads prepared fresh daily. Try our BBQ Tri-Tip every Wednesday and Friday. We offer full service catering, delivery and you can order online at 2395 Athens Ave, Redding; (530) 244-1449

To learn more about the new Enjoy Dining Guide, contact Britanie Stratton at (530) 246-4687, x108. September 2009 Enjoy 64

WHAT’S COOKIN’ | by Lana Granfors

campingconfection B reakfast for the hungry camper

Raspberry French Toast Strata Ingredients: ½ tsp. butter, plus additional for serving 6 cups 1-inch cubes day-old country-style white bread with crusts (about ¾ loaf) 1 pint of raspberries (can substitute blueberries or a mixture of both) 6 large eggs 4 cups whole milk ½ cup pure maple syrup, plus additional for serving ½ tsp. cinnamon, plus additional for topping Zest of one whole lemon ¼ tsp. salt Arrange rack in center of your RV’s oven and preheat to 350. (If baking on a campfire, plan to arrange a rack over the fire and place covered roasting pan indirectly over the coals, rotating the pan during baking time.) Lightly butter a 9x13-inch aluminum roasting pan. Scatter bread cubes and raspberries in the pan. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, lemon zest and salt. Once combined, pour over bread crumbs and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake strata until puffed and golden brown, about 45 minutes or until the egg mixture is a baked custard consistency. Transfer to rack to cool 5 minutes, then serve with butter and additional maple syrup.

With Labor Day weekend being the last big camping opportunity of the summer, most campgrounds will be chock-full of families getting in one final cookout in the beautiful outdoors. Why not celebrate in style with something other than a breakfast of wet scrambled eggs and burnt bacon? Serve up this strata and you’ll be the envy of your camp neighbors. I first tried this several years ago, forgetting about it until a coworker shared it with me recently. It is a real crowd pleaser. Quick and easy to prepare, it has relatively little cleanup. Just pre-cube the bread and zest the lemon at home, pack up all the other ingredients along with an aluminum roasting pan and assemble at camp. Rise and shine, fellow campers: breakfast is served!

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COOL MOUNTAIN NIGHTS (Mt. Shasta) September 5-6

Celebrate the end of summer on Labor Day Weekend; on Saturday enjoy the Classic Car Show ‘n Shine and a downtown street fair. Sunday is the Tinman Triathlon at Lake Siskiyou in the morning, the annual Blackberry Music Festival in the afternoon at City Park. For additional information call (800) 926-4865.


September 12, 10 am – 3 pm Redding Convention Center parking lot This expo is to inform parents and families of what is available for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This free event will have many vendor booths and great support information. Call (530) 347-6645 for more information.




September 12-13, 8:30 am – 5: 30 pm Saturday, 8:30 am – 4 pm Sunday Former Bishop Quinn High School Campus The event features a pancake breakfast both mornings, arts and crafts booths, local entertainment, outdoor fun for children, food vendors and the popular live bee beard demonstration both days. 69 Enjoy September 2009


HOT RODS & HOGS SHOW ‘N SHINE (Cottonwood) September 12, 9 am – 3 pm

Brought to you by the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, this is an event you won’t want to miss. The fun includes a pancake breakfast, tri-tip barbeque, a walking poker run, vendor booths, live music by “Sound Addiction” and more! For more information, call (530) 347-7468 or (530) 347-9178

ANNUAL BLUES BY THE RIVER (Redding) September 19, 11 am – 8 pm


This is a family event and will have bands throughout the day. One of which is made up of young musicians of the Shasta Blues Society. Food and beverages are available at the event. Tickets available at Bernie’s Guitar, Herreid Music, Music Max, Lulu’s and Meteor Music. For further information call (530) 275-1620.


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Haggard has made a lasting mark, not just on country music, but on American music as a whole. With more than 65 albums, seven of them gold, Haggard has been nominated 42 times for Country Music Awards. Forty of his singles have held the number-one position on music lists, including “Okie From Muskogee” and “Workin’ Man Blues.”

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• Hot Air Balloon Fest. September 19 • The Wings of the Warners Migratory Bird Festival Anderson September 6 • Frontier Senior Center Breakfast 7-11 am 2081 Frontier Trail (530) 365-3254 September 12 • Anderson Street Fair - East Center St. 11 am - 9 pm Jump house, arts, crafts, wine tasting (530) 365-8095 • Chester September 4-6 • The Last Frontier Fair. Crafts, exhibits, booths, agriculture, music (530) 623-2369 September 11, 12 • Street Rod Extravaganza. Chester Park (530) 258-2426 Chico September 3, 10, 17, 24 • Thursday Night Market 6-9 pm. On Broadway from 2nd to 5th Street. September 4, 11, 18, 25 • Friday Night Concerts - City Plaza 7-8:30 pm. September 5 • Art 1st Saturday 4-8 pm Downtown and throughout Chico. September 13 • 24th Annual Taste of Chico. September 26 • Chico Palio - modeled after Italy’s Siena Palio horse race. Kick off for Artoberfest. Cottonwood September 4, 11, 18, 25 • Cottonwood Creek Watershed Certified Farmers Market & Artisan Fair (weather permitting) 3-7 pm - Etc Parking Lot - 3308 Main St. (530) 347-6637 Dunsmuir September 19 • Railroad Display Room adjacent to Amtrak Depot open 10 am - 2 pm. Historic locomotive photographs and memorabilia displayed. (530) 235-0929 September 26, 27 • Dunsmuir Art Walk and Arts Festival. 11 am - 6 pm Historic Sacramento Ave. Forest Ranch September 12 • Fund-raiser BBQ for Forest Ranch Volunteer Fire Company 24. 11 am - 3 pm 15526 Nople Ave. Door prizes, auction, raffle, entertainment (530) 570-5272 Gridley September 12 • The Moose Riders of the Gridley Moose Lodge 2nd annual Barbecue and Poker Run for Autism. All proceeds benefit local Autism Society. (530) 846-4610 McArthur September 3-7 • Inter-Mountain Fair. (530) 336-5695 Montague September 25-27 • Montague Rotary Balloon Faire. (530) 459-5404 Red Bluff September 4 • Guided Bird Walk - Sacramento River Discovery Center 8-10 am (530) 527-1196 September 4, 5 • Fall Sidewalk Sale - Downtown Red Bluff (530) 527-6220 September 19 • Red Bluff Shopwalk 10 am - 6 pm Downtown Red Bluff (530) 527-6220 September 26 • NSSS - Skateboard Competition - Red Bluff Skate Park (530) 378-6656

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• Mt. Shasta Orphan Classics Group - Back to Yesteryear Event. September 4, 11, 18, 25 • Enjoy Movies in the Park - Simpson University. For movie listings, visit September 10 • American Cancer Society Discovery Shop - “Feather Your Nest” Everything you need to make your house a home. (530) 244-3032 September 12 • Art by Armando Charity art exhibition benefitting WestSide Performing Arts Company. Iron the 26th Element. • 2nd Saturday Art Hop - maps at • NSSS Skateboard Competition - Redding Skate Park (530) 378-6656 September 18 • Healthy Aging Summit 2009 - Shasta Senior Nutrition

• Sound of Music Sing-A-Long. Come dressed as your favorite character. David Marr Auditorium at the Shasta Learning Center. (530) 229-3661 September 19 • Beer and Wine Festival September 24 • Fall Art Reception at Redding City Hall. 5 - 7 pm September 26, 27 • 45th Annual Turtle Bay Art & Craft Fair - Caldwell Park Shasta Lake September 11 • Memorial Observance Ceremony at the Shasta Lake Fire District. (530) 226-2995 Shingletown September 19 • Quilt Show - Wildlife in the Pines. 10 am - 4 pm. Black Butte Elementary School (530) 474-4105

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• College of the Siskiyous Performing Arts Series - Glenn Miller Orchestra (530) 938-5373 Yreka September 12 • Siskiyou Century Bike Ride, sponsored by Yreka Rotary 37 mile, 64 mile or 100 mile ride. • CASA - 4th annual Gala Night Out at the Minor St. Inn Convention Center. (530) 841-0844

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September 11, 12, 18, 19 • Redding City Musical Theatre Company presents Footloose, The Musical September 16 • Los Lonely Boys - Concert September 26 • North State Symphony presents - Icons Laxson Auditorium


September 3 • Alice in Wonderland, Jr.: Blue Room Young Company September 11 • Chicago Blues Reunion with Charlie Musselwhite September 12 • An Evening with Deepak Chopra: Mind, Body & Spirit September 18 • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Chico World Music Festival Riverfront Playhouse September 19 - October 17 • You Can’t Take It With You. Rolling Hills Casino

September 4 • Johnny Steele & Richard Stockton Comedy Show. Shasta County Fairgrounds

September 3, 10, 17, 24 • Farmers Market September 11, 12, 13 • Redding Rancheria Stillwater Pow-Wow.


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September 11 • Friday Nite “B & W” Flix Twelve Angry Men September 19 • 3rd Annual “Great Motorcycle Ride” Fund-raiser. Little Fauss & Big Halsy September 26 • The Rocky Horror Picture Show Tehama District Fairgrounds September 11, 12, 13 • Northern California Miniature Donkey Show September 24 - 27 • 89th Tehama District Fair Turtle Bay Exploration Park September 6, 13, 20, 27 • Turtle Bay Farmers Market 8:30 am - 12 pm Through September 7 • A T. Rex Named Sue Through January 3 • Art of the Brick Win River Casino September 11 • Julianne Hough “Forever Country “ a Summer Concert Series Event times and dates are subject to change without notice. Please check event phone number or website to verify dates and times. Enjoy Magazine is not responsible for any inconveniences due to event changes. We do our best to include all submissions, but do not guarantee your event will be included on the calendar. Please e-mail your upcoming events to

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GIVING BACK | story: Kimberly Shaw

I nternational teen


Rev. Jack Lauritzen of Redding appeared in court 113 times in 2008. Not in defense of himself, although he’s the first to admit he’s had trouble with the law in his “former life,” but as a representative of Teen Challenge International. The program offers an alternative to jail for individuals truly wanting to change their lives or for anyone struggling with life-controlling problems such as drugs, alcohol or physical abuse. Teen Challenge ministries began in 1958 in New York City by the Rev. David Wilkerson. The goal was to help teen gang members. Today, the faith-based organization mostly meets the needs of adults, and has expanded to more 200 residential centers across the United States and is growing worldwide. Six years ago, Lauritzen started the Teen Challenge International Redding ministry as an extension of the Sacramento Valley Teen Challenge. It is a contact center where candidates from the area are interviewed for possible placement. Men are placed into the New Life Training Center in Sacramento, while women and their children are placed in the Alpha Henson Women Center in Lincoln. Students stay for 15 to 18 months, including four to six weeks in a crisis transition center. Lauritzen helps assess and place individuals, but also provides counseling and prayer and spends time speaking in prisons, jails and churches. Future expansion includes a live-in facility for women and their children. Teen Challenge is not a drug or alcohol program, but a discipleship program, says Lauritzen. “Many people are in survivor mode. We are preparing people for life.” This is achieved by teaching participants how to cope with spiritual, emotional, physical, social and educational challenges. Students adopt a strict schedule that includes Bible devotions, discipleship training, work projects, meal time preparation and clean up, chapel services, Bible reading, recreational activities and secondary educational classes for adolescents. A recent graduate of the New Life Center in Sacramento, Damen Runnels of Redding, has a long history of drug addiction, crime

and violence but says his life changed because of Teen Challenge. “I was blown away by the way people acted toward me,” says Runnels, 33. “People were usually happy to see me before because I had dope or money. But these people were for real (happy); they weren’t trying to get me for something.” Today, Runnels is free from drugs. He has paid his dues for past crimes and has attempted to reconcile with those he hurt along the way. Now married, he has reconnected with his two children. He works four jobs, attends church and reads the Bible daily. “The change is so dramatic,” Runnels says. “Who I was, I’m not anymore.” Runnels is one of thousands who have changed their lives. In 1999, Northwestern University studied the effectiveness of the program nationally and found 86 percent of those who completed the program remained drug free; 90 percent remained employed. Even local officials have taken notice. U.S. Representative Wally Herger, Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa and former Shasta County Undersheriff Larry Schaller have written endorsement letters. LaMalfa wrote, “The national and faith-based program has helped many people to restore lost dignity, and selfrespect, while regaining independence from drugs and alcohol, homelessness, and chronic unemployment; and without government funds.” The program is funded entirely through individuals, churches, corporations, foundations and Teen Challenge enterprises. Sacramento Valley Teen Challenge programs are free, yet it costs approximately $1,000 a month to support each student. Donations of money and cars are needed, and volunteers are sought to help with jail assessments office work, fundraising and outreach. Donated household items and clothes also help people in the program. Any donations made to the Redding center stay in this area, says Lauritzen. To contact the center call (530) 357-2772 or email • Sacramento Valley Teen Challenge 35th Anniversary Banquet Guest Speaker Nicky Cruz Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 pm For more information, call 1 (800) 437-1919 September 2009 Enjoy 74

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