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Northern California Living

February 2012


Enjoy the magazine It’s on the house


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Beauty 72 | The Shape of things Great Ways to Dress for your Shape


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42 | Get Acquainted


21 | A Flowering Business

27 | The Heat is on

Sixty-Five Years with Mallery’s Florist and Gift Shop

The North State’s Redding Heat

55 | In your court

64 | press dough

“Dub” Sanders Creates Blacktop Classic

Jeff Eckelbarger Makes Magic with Cookies and Yogurt


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Savory Spoon Serves up Health and Community

Healthy Eating on the Go

78 | enjoyables


What Do You Like Most About the Super Bowl?

History lesson 18 | All about sims

Look for this logo on stories which will be featured on the Enjoy Exceptional Living Radio Program, Saturdays at 8 am on KLXR 1230 AM Radio

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By Adam Attoun radio program

24 | history in the making

Fifteen Minutes with Media Personalities Carl and Linda Bott

74 | Sunset on the sacramento River Exceptional Living


Sheila Heuer and Cowboy the Magic Horse

61 | The Cowboy way

On the cover

Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins Coming to the Cascade

Shasta County’s Historic Sims Sites

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

84 | WHAT’S IN STORE University Preparatory School Students

86 | Giving Back Fun Raising: Shasta Land Trust Kickoff

INterest 37 | dairylicious Cottonwood Dairy Farmer Marc Duivenvoorden February 2012 Enjoy 9


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Life is busy and finding time for each other is difficult at best. The pressure of work commitments WELL PLAYED bear down on the calendar and absorb any possibility of a romantic getaway—or do they? The levity of our love story can be found just ACADEMY SPONSOR down the street. The recipe for our reconnection? A little planning, a lot of anticipation and a sense of adventure. There is nothing like a well-played love story, especially when the love jackpot is found in our own backyard, right here at home. (Well, almost.) The mere thought of taking frivolous time just for us makes me giddy. From the moment we hit the casino floor, we feel energized, excited—light and in love, just like our first date all over again. The delight of our bond takes hold, especially as Andy enjoys making fun of my need to use my fingers and toes to count to 21. Relaxing and forgetting our hectic world can work up an appetite, and a craving for one of my favorite wines served with a juicy steak is satisfied at Timbers, our favorite steakhouse. Maybe tonight we’ll kick up our heels on the dance floor, or simply sink into a tub full of bubbles—whatever our decision, neither will disappoint. This is our well-played love story. 2. 14. 12


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“Love is all you need.” – Paul McCartney We celebrate the things we love all year round – that’s the essence of Enjoy! But love is always in the air in February, and we’re delighted to give you a peek at some unique stories from the heart in this issue. You’ll be riveted by the love story of Sheila Heuer and her horse, Cowboy, who she believes saved her life by alerting her to a dangerous illness lurking in her body. She later penned a children’s book, immortalizing Cowboy as the protagonist.

Yvonne Mazzotta publisher Michelle Adams publisher Ronda Ball managing editor Amy Holtzen graphic designer Matt Christensen graphic designer Cierra Goldstein intern Kerri Regan copy editor James Mazzotta advertising sales representative/ photography/new business developer Michael O’Brien advertising sales representative Suzanne Birch advertising sales representative CJ Lamkin advertising sales representative

From left to right: Yvonne Mazzotta, James Mazzotta, Ronda Ball, Kathi Rodriguez, Cierra Goldstein, Suzanne Birch, Amy Holtzen, Michael O’Brien, Michelle Adams, Matt Christensen.

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Marc Duivenvoorden fell in love with dairy farming when he was a preschooler, and the Cottonwood native has made it his life’s passion to follow in his parents’ footsteps. His family provides raw, unpasteurized milk to folks who buy cow shares in his dairy. “I get to have a relationship with families and they’re all important to me,” he says. And down in Red Bluff, the love between John and Babs Robinson is so grand that it spills over into the home of their stately Victorian home, infusing each crevice with personality and charm. We’ll share their heartwarming story.

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Planning a Valentine’s Day date? We’ll give you some tips for accentuating the positive and creating your best self. And if you’d like to wow the one you love with flowers, perhaps a trip to Mallery’s Nursery and Florist is in order – we’ll give you a closer look at the shop that has been helping North State patrons celebrate special occasions since 1946.

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Consider whisking your loved one away to visit a unique, hidden treasure. At Mooney Farms near the Chico Municipal Airport, revel in old Tuscan culinary and architectural delights as you stroll along a path lined with 200-year-old olive trees, lavender and rosemary. Or capture your favorite sports fan’s heart with tickets to see the Redding Heat, a minor-league football team that kicks off its second season soon. And since nothing says “love” like a home-cooked meal, do your pre-gaming at The Savory Spoon, where they’ll fill your bellies with tasty, healthy food that will remind you of Mom’s cooking. To love!

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The Malotky family, circa 1992: Ann and Richard with their daughter Kim (a future dentist) and son Max (a future doctor).

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History Lesson

Story: Dottie Smith

Photos: Taryn Burkleo

ut o b a l l a


shasta county ’ s historic sims sites

Deep in the Sacramento River Canyon alongside the river in the Sims Flat Campground sits one of Shasta County’s important historic sites in a beautiful setting. This site actually includes four sites that made history over a period of time. The area in the vicinity of Sims Flat Campground is named for pioneer Simeon Southern, who walked to the area in 1859 with his bride on the back of a mule. He built her a log cabin on a plateau overlooking Hazel Creek beside what is now the frontage road on the west side of Interstate 5, west of the campground. Over the years, Simeon (known as Sim) enlarged his cabin into a trading post and later into Southern’s Hotel and Stage Station, a popular, widely known trading post, stopping place and hotel. The hotel is long gone and the land on which it stood is privately owned, but a marker affixed to a large rock in the front yard proclaims it as a California Historical Landmark. Sim was a well-liked and influential man whose name lives on throughout the area that was once his home: The Sims Flat Campground, Sims Road, Sims Fire Lookout Station, Sims Schoolhouse, Sims Bridge and Sims Flat. Other historic places either in or just outside the campground were the site of the Red Cross Sawmill No. 3, the Sims Schoolhouse, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) footbridge across the Sacramento River, and the remains of the CCC camp and administrative buildings. The sawmill site was once located at the very south end of the campground. All that’s visible today are mounds of dirt, ditches, chunks of cement and pieces of iron scattered about. A 2½-mile railroad was built from this mill to the nearby Southern Pacific line. When the company closed this mill, they left behind a train engine. It remained there for years and could still be there, covered with 18 Enjoy February 2012

blackberries and hidden from sight. The Sims Schoolhouse – which opened in 1888 and closed in 1891 – still stands cute as a button, surrounded by forest trees. Don’t plan to knock on their door to ask questions; it is privately owned and the owners have posted “no trespassing” signs around the house In 1934, Company 978 of the Civilian Conservation Camp arrived and immediately began building and setting up a camp big enough to accommodate many young men enrollees over the years. Barracks, mess halls, a majestic-looking administrative building (the stone steps leading up to it are still there) and many outbuildings were constructed. Camp Sims was considered an appealing and welcoming camp situated in the forest beside the Sacramento River. CCC enrollees didn’t come to the camps for a vacation. They came to work and learn a trade. Their accomplishments were many, with one so special it has become a landmark for locals and tourists alike: The steel footbridge across the Sacramento River. They also built roads, fire trails, the Everett Memorial Highway on Mt. Shasta and three fire lookouts – Bradley, Sugar Loaf and Sims. Getting to Sims is easy. From Redding, take Interstate 5 north to the Sims Road exit. Turn right and follow the road down the hill, across the Sacramento River to the campground. The campground is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and closes in the winter. However, you can still drive through the campground to find the historic places (there are descriptive signs), meander across the footbridge and eat your lunch beside the river on a picnic table. • Dottie Smith caught her history writing bug as soon as she moved here in the mid-’70s. She attended Shasta College where she studied journalism and archaeology. She later became the curator at the Shasta College Museum, taught history at Shasta College and worked on many archaeology jobs as a field assistant throughout northern California.

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A Flowering Business sixty- fi v e years with M allery ’ s florist and gift shop

Sixty-five years ago, 19-year-old Reva and her parents visited a new business in town, Mallery’s Nursery and Florist (then located on the corner of Pine and Placer streets in Redding) to order flowers for Reva’s upcoming wedding to Cledert (Dick) Richard. Theirs was the first wedding arranged by Mildred and Richard Mallery. In October 2011, one of Mildred and Richard’s grandsons delivered an anniversary arrangement ordered by the Richards’ daughter Susie, an annual tradition. The Richards remain faithful patrons to a business that has helped them celebrate births, birthdays, anniversaries and other momentous events since that first one in 1945. Since 1946, Mallery’s Florist and Gift Shop has been at the crossroads of South Market Street before it meanders down the hill into a fork that leads east on Cypress Street or south on Highway 273. The wrap-around windows once greeted two-way traffic along the old Highway 99/Interstate 5 corridor. Floral displays festooned the sunny corner for all to see while the rest of the building served as a plant nursery and workshop. Now, with I-5 bypassing them on the other side of the Sacramento River and three lanes of one-way traffic pointing away from those sunny windows, Mallery’s has joined the 21st century, doing business not from walk-in traffic so much as over the phone and on the internet. In their case, the old real estate mantra “location, location, location”

simply means that they occupy a spot in Redding’s history—a landmark notable for three generations of one family growing up, working hard and carving out their place in this community. Rick remembers being one of the nine Mallery kids walking up and down Market Street plunking nickels into parking meters. They placed a card on each windshield that read, “Passed your meter and saw your time was up. Put in a nickel to save you a buck. Mallery’s Florist.” Today, some call that creative marketing. Then, it was a neighborly gesture that paid dividends. continued on page 22

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Claudia Luther, Carrie Brown, Joan Mallery, Rick Mallery, Ricky Mallery

Richard and Mildred also liked to acknowledge births at the local hospitals, sending a small live plant with a note to each new parent with a personal saying, “Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs._______, on the birth of your child. We have nine children of our own and know what a blessed event this is for you.” The notes were handwritten and signed by the Mallerys. Today, with privacy issues and a burgeoning population in Redding, Mallery’s Florist now relies on 66 years of goodwill, friendly service and 21stcentury advertising practices. Mallery’s continues to offer a full menu of floral arrangements and displays for every occasion. Rick Mallery came home from Chico State College, where he had been studying electrical engineering, to take over the business in 1970 when his father was ready to retire. Just over 17 years ago, Joan answered an ad for part-time work, and over time, a budding romance grew into a lifelong partnership for Rick and Joan Mallery. They continue to run the business with several employees, including Richard and Mildred’s grandson, Richard III. Rick’s mother Mildred worked in the shop until shortly before her death in September 2006. Rick’s engineering training and Joan’s background in floral design have been challenged with commissions to create some massive installations for business events, such as the opening celebration for Shasta Regional Medical Center’s laser center. Joan says they are no longer surprised by unusual requests. They have created floral replicas of salmon, deer, horse heads, eagles, boxing gloves and fishing creels. From the beautiful to the bizarre, the celebration of new babies to the memorializing of the deceased, Mallery’s has stepped up to the challenge, while also creating traditional Valentine’s Day arrangements, prom corsages and all the other fragrant and colorful floral orders that come their way. • 2172 Market St, Redding Toll Free: 800-291-7673 Local: 530-243-0434

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As Mark Oliver walks through the green steel archway into the small town of Weed, he enters a portal into layers of time and history. The community’s streets and buildings are placeholders of a rich and a unique past, which are seen in many layers, especially through the generations of African Americans whose lives are foundational in the city’s heritage. Oliver, an artist and award-winning documentary filmmaker, is drawn to the mountain town. His mother grew up in Weed, part of its equally deep Italian foundation. “I knew the stories of my own family and my own experiences visiting there,” Oliver says. “I discovered another piece of the picture as I began to understand the ethnic diversity and contributions which made this place.” Weed began as a company town, centered around the logging operation of Abner Weed. In the 1920s, Longbell Lumber purchased the business. Following the practice of other Northern California logging towns, such as McCloud, Quincy and Sloat, African 24 Enjoy February July 20102012

Americans were hired from the South to be part of a dependable team of workers needed to make the mill successful. When the California Council for the Humanities offered a grant for films to be made of little-known histories of California communities, Oliver applied, knowing Weed’s story was important to tell. With the help of James Langford, Weed’s first black schoolteacher, Oliver won a grant and set out with Langford to document this tapestry of experiences, through more than 60 interviews. Oliver is an artist drawn to the lives of others. One of his career ventures was to live with the Amish and camp alongside his horsedrawn buggy. His Mount Shasta studio is the eclectic mix of his creative mind, from the roll-top desk, handmade masks, shelves of paints and books, and the electric drill waiting for direction in the center of his work table. Toying with video in the 1980s, Oliver began to realize the career potential of documentaries.

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“You can write stories. But the story of the African Americans who settled in Weed needed to be told on film,” Oliver says. “These are people who for decades did some of the hardest work in town. They are proud, full of self-respect. You could interview them and turn it all into a book. But when words are spoken with their expressions caught, it’s like a caring paintbrush capturing the SM moment.” Summers brought baseball. The Weed Sons represented the town Nameplayed for the Major Title Leagues andPhone Number in an age whenFAwhites the blacks ©2009 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. Member SIPC. All rights reserved. 0409-4013 [74346-v1] for the Negro Leagues. In Weed, everyone played for the Sons. “The Sons often played Title against the barnstorming Negro League FA Name Phone Number Teams, ” Oliver says. “Many of the African-American players from ©2009 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. Member SIPC. All rights reserved. 0409-4013 [74346-v1] Weed would have been in the majors today. One player, Ray Brown, batted over .400 his whole time with the Sons. He would have been the first Jackie Robinson if he had been born at a later time.” It was common for 2,000 people to watch the Sons play as some of the best teams in country came to challenge the integrated team. Oliver’s film is entitled, “From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights.”

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“I wanted to give these people a voice. There are untold stories of the role minorities have played in creating our local culture,” he says. “In this little corner of California is a part of history people don’t know.” The documentary is available on Oliver’s website: Personal narratives and photos create a story which has won awards at film festivals from North Carolina to Berlin. •


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There are two assumptions one should avoid when considering the Redding Heat: 1) it is not a bunch of over-amped knuckleheads trying to relive their high school glory days, and 2) the level of play is not equivalent to a glorified game of touch football in the park. One safe assumption: playing minor league football for the Redding Heat is a celebration of camaraderie, team spirit, community pride—and hitting people. “I just love the game. There’s just nothing like being out there with all the guys,” says Alex Cortez, a 31-year-old Redding bartender who played at Shasta College and Humboldt State University. Cortez, an outside linebacker, says some of his former Shasta Knights teammates talked him into joining the Heat during its inaugural 2011 season and he’s looking forward to this year’s campaign, which kicks off March 17 when the Redding Heat hosts the Capital City Fury at Shasta College’s Memorial Stadium. “This is something we love to do, and we still have the ability to play at a pretty high level,” says Jayson Burris, the Heat’s co-owner and inside linebacker. At 42, Burris is one of the older players on the Heat but says he has no plans to hang up his cleats anytime soon. Burris played on the team in 2010 during its first year in the 12-team Pacific Coast Football League, when it was known as the Shasta Longhorns. When the Longhorns disbanded at the season’s end, Burris stepped in and assumed ownership.  continued on page 28

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Not only does the team provide an opportunity to continue playing football after college, but Burris says he saw an opportunity to salvage a sports team he believes the entire community can rally around. Redding City Councilwoman Missy McArthur shares Burris’ vision and accepted an invitation to become a co-owner of the team. “Jayson approached me about becoming a co-owner and I thought, ‘Wow, that sounds exciting.’ Making sure Redding has a semipro team—that would be cool,” McArthur says. “It sounded like something the community would support.” To help garner that support, Burris has emphasized professionalism, stability and accountability. Players are prohibited from trash talking during games and Burris says if players find themselves on the front page of the newspaper (for any type of transgression), they’ll find themselves off the team. “Reputation is No. 1 with the Heat,” says Burris, who owns a tile and masonry business and is the co-owner of both Capone’s and

Shameless O’Leery’s Irish Pub. To polish up the team’s image, Burris spent close to $14,000 on uniforms and another $12,000 on helmets. “We wear the same helmet that Aaron Rodgers does,” Burris says, referring to the former Butte College and Cal player who now stars as the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. Burris and McArthur hope the Heat can build on the momentum from last year, when the team went 9-1 in its regular season and captured the conference title. Switching venues from University Preparatory School to Shasta College, where the team will be able to offer more concessions and a beer garden, also should boost attendance, Burris says. Heading into the league’s championship game last year, Burris says the Redding Heat was ranked 16th out of 315 minor league teams in the country, thanks largely to a punishing defense and a balanced offense. Unfortunately, the Heat was unable to overcome some  continued on page 30

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sitting up for a month. “This is not your basic recreational league— you can get your head knocked clean off,” Burris says. Weaver, 33, says the bumps and bruises are worth it. “On Sunday mornings after a football game, I can barely get out of bed. My daughter and girlfriend are waiting on me to go to church and all I want to do is lay there. But for doing something you love, if the price to pay is being sore, I’ll take it.” •

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john and babs robinson share their house of lo v e The stately Victorian home of Babs and John Robinson has been a crowd favorite when offered up for viewing during Red Bluff home tours. It’s a proud two-story that fits in well in the cluster of Victorians for which Red Bluff is known. Rather simple in terms of outward architectural detail, it stands out not for anything ornate on the outside, but the absolute outpouring of love that has been devoted to the interior. It’s a home that absorbs the passions and interests of the grand love between John and Babs. It’s as if what they have for each other is so large, so profuse that it spills over into the home, infusing each last corner and crevice with personality and charm. It’s a love that came later for both and has been brewing for 35 years. It’s a story that will get John teary-eyed in the telling, and bring a look of contentment to Babs’ face. Like the love stories of the quirkiest movies, this one started with a mishap. Matchmaking mutual friends had organized a big Mexican

dinner for Babs and another gentleman. It was the summer of 1976, well before Mexican food had become de rigueur in Tehama County circles, and before margaritas had become a common cocktail. The other gentleman’s car broke down, leaving him stranded and only three of four seats taken at the dinner table. John was called in as a pinch-hitter date for Babs. Both agreed to margaritas, even though neither knew what they were drinking. Five months later, they were married. Although the process seems whirlwind, John admits that he didn’t immediately take to Babs’ unique way of inhabiting the world. He thought it might be fake. When he realized she was the real deal – a complete individual – he wasted no time offering her a ring. Both had already had 20-year marriages and a sense of what they didn’t want. Recognizing the gift of love offered with the Mexican food, they wanted an official acknowledgment through marriage. John had land in Cottonwood on which he yearned to design continued on page 34 February 2012 Enjoy 33

and build a solar home. Babs had the Victorian in downtown Red Bluff that she dreamt of fixing up. Between the two, six teenagers needed a home and shuffling to and from Red Bluff High School. In one of his most compelling and endearing moves, John offered to sell his Cottonwood land and pour the money into the Victorian. “We set out to work to make this a livable, comfortable home,” he says. “We put ourselves in here. We put a lot of our dreams into this house.” A solar water heater was installed and a loft bedroom added that looks down into the kitchen. “I can watch the bacon fry,” he says with a grin. When faux painting was all the rage, the two signed up for a class together and created a brick look for their front room. John learned the art of stained glass and started creating one-of-a-kind windows for the home. Babs got caught up in the resurgence of quilting that happened in 1976, the bicentennial year that had many reflecting on the customs and pastimes of early U.S. history. She quickly found a group of friends who shared her passion, and started inviting them over for sewing circles. They were dubbed the Monday Nighters and went on to found Red Bluff ’s Sun Country Quilt Guild. Today, quilts can be found in every room, on the walls or as tablecloths or at the ready for snuggling. Early in their marriage, a knock came at the door that set the couple out on a grand, nine-month adventure. Boy Scouts had come calling, hoping to sell light bulbs. Babs looked beyond them to the curb and informed them she didn’t need light bulbs but would like to buy their van. A few hours later, their dad came back to sell the vehicle he’d been wanting to get rid of. John modified it, adding a sink and other amenities, and they were soon off to his dream destination of Montana. “We got to Montana and there was nothing there but sky, so we headed east and ended up in East Port, Maine,” he laughs. Along the way, they took in baseball games. “We tried to go to every national ballgame we could,” says Babs. “I don't know why – we weren’t big baseball fans. But it was a challenge. And it was good to see the stadiums.” Unfortunately, not every knock is as auspicious as the day the Boy Scouts showed up. Seven years ago Babs, now 72, received a diagnosis of early onset, slow-decline Alzheimer’s. Although only her medical chart indicates the illness, John, 83, refers to it as a diagnosis of “we.” They talk in terms of “learning to speak Alzheimer’s.” Choosing to be open and upfront in their struggles, Babs was a featured speaker at an Alzheimer’s fundraiser in Chico in 2007. She related to the group, “Learning from the past, we look for a positive solution that applies when the next situation arises. John is my rock, my friend, my go-to guy. I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know the one who holds me.” The two continue to hold each other in a house filled with art and memories that takes the breath away from visitors, but even more so the two who loved it into existence. •

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C ottonwood dairy farmer M A rc D ui v en v oorden As a small child, Marc Duivenvoorden followed his father around and learned all the aspects of life on a dairy farm. He knew it was a path he wanted to follow and even documented his ambitions in a kindergarten journal. “I always knew what I was going to do with my life,” Duivenvoorden says. “I loved it as a 4-year-old and the feeling just got stronger as I went along.” The Cottonwood native has maintained that trajectory for most of his years. Recently, however, a new and deeply satisfying chapter has unveiled itself.

Duivenvoorden is providing raw, unpasteurized milk directly to families who buy cow shares in his dairy. He’s transitioned from selling milk exclusively to a creamery, to a brave new world of working with individual customers. The move to independence took place in October and has saved his business, Duivenvoorden says. “I get to have a relationship with families and they’re all important to me,” he says. “The way the business has evolved has given new purpose to what we’re doing here and resurrected that relationship between a farmer and the consumer.” continued on page 38

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The transition has included a shift from not seeing anyone but cows, to the consistent crackling of car tires moving up his gravel driveway. Customers seem to enjoy the outing to the farm, and they respond with enthusiasm about the healthy product they’re consuming. “It’s pretty critical for our health,” says Carol Albrecht, who leads the Chico chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation, which advocates natural and organic foods grown locally. “It makes a tremendous difference in the health of children. We have to make sure people have access to raw milk.” Advocates say that raw natural milk retains essential proteins, fatty acids, vitamins and enzymes that are lost through the pasteurizing process at a creamery. Raw milk and raw dairy products have been a part of healthy societies for centuries, and have even been considered sacred foods in many cultures, Albrecht adds. The Chico chapter of Weston A. Price is one of the largest in the country, with more than 400 members. Albrecht estimates that the group gets about 200 gallons a week from Duivenvoorden. “Dr. Price studied various cultures for 10 years and every healthy culture had some kind of raw animal protein that they consumed,” Albrecht says. “It’s not a hard sell, because it tastes so good and it’s really nurturing for people.” Some 250 families are currently on Duivenvoorden’s cow-share program. He worked with the state dairy inspector to make the transition and his milk is routinely tested for quality and safety. “We’re trying to stay as close to nature as possible,” he says. “We have to get back to what God provided us. This is going back toward the old-fashioned way, but with modern equipment and standards.” Duivenvoorden’s parents, Jerry and Rita Duivenvoorden, emigrated from Holland in the 1950s and the family has been on the 38 Enjoy February 2012

Cottonwood farm since 1963. Marc and his wife Lori have raised three children – Luke, Seth and Shelby – on the farm, and all three (in their early 20s) have an interest in seeing the dairy continue in the family, Duivenvoorden says. The Duivenvoordens had originally researched the idea of selling cow shares to individual customers in 2005, but the move seemed a bit radical at the time. They revisited the idea following the 2008 financial crisis, when milk prices on the commodities market in Chicago sank to a level that was forcing the Duivenvoordens to operate at a loss. They currently milk between 30 and 35 cows on a herd that stays on pasture most of the year. “To stay in business we had to think outside of the box,” Duivenvoorden says. “A lot of this has been a real education on the idea that you can actually run a business directly with customers instead of having a middle man.” “Our customers are so supportive,” adds Lori Duivenvoorden. “That’s important because it does take a little more effort to drive to Cottonwood to pick up milk.” It’s worth it on so many levels, says Albrecht. “It’s a really huge thing,” she says. “Marc’s an independent farmer and there are very few independent dairymen left. Buying directly is just the most awesome thing someone can do for a farmer. The dollars stay in the community and go around the community. It’s a big deal that we support local food.” • (530) 227-5565

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S av ory spo 0 n ser v es up health and community If Ann Webber had a nickel for every time someone said, “You ought to open a restaurant,” she’d have enough money to put a healthy meal into the belly of every hungry person in town. Actually, that’s precisely what she is hoping to do. On Veterans’ Day (11/11/11), Ann and her daughters, Jeanette Ernst and Julianna Webber, realized a lifelong dream when they served their first meal at The Savory Spoon inside the Hartnell Castle. All veterans ate for free that day – a testament to the giving spirit at the core of their philosophy. And, as anyone who knows Ann would expect, the restaurant’s dishes are just like Mom would make – comfort food with a natural twist, including meatloaf, soups, corned beef hash and chicken and dumplings. Everything is made from scratch. Organic, local ingredients take center stage, and Prather Ranch, local wineries, Churn Creek Meadows and Bonnie’s Jams are among their local suppliers. Providing plenty of meatless options was a must, and they had to be “vegetarian food, not just food with the

meat removed,” Ann says. Stuffed acorn squash and veggie burgers from scratch (affectionately called “Monte Meat” in honor of Ann’s partner) are among the many offerings. Monday is “Community Day,” when everyone eats for whatever price they can pay. Though the menu is slightly more limited, Community Day meals are just as healthy, delicious and carefully prepared as any other meal that comes out of the kitchen. Many customers who participate in Community Day find it to be a rare treat. “Some kids have never had the experience of eating in a restaurant,” Ann says. “To be able to come in with their family, where there are cloth napkins, and to be waited on – it’s a first step for them, and they don’t have to worry if they can afford it.” The women were inspired by a restaurateur on the East Coast who took all the prices off his menu after the economy took a dive. Julianna admits that she had her doubts. “I was skeptical – I thought that people wouldn’t pay,” she says. But the restaurant has been covering its expenses. Some people put in $2; others put in more. continued on page 48

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“People really pay what they can,” Julianna says. Recently, a couple came in and chose to share one hamburger on Community Day. Jeanette got tears in her eyes when she discovered that they had been celebrating their anniversary. “They weren’t taking advantage – they split one meal,” Ann says. Everyone should “use your passion to give back,” Julianna says. For these self-described “foodcentric” folks, that translates to feeding people. “When I was in Camp Fire Girls, my name was ‘Little Woman to Be a Cook.’ I loved watching Julia Child with my mom,” Ann says. It’s a lifestyle that she has passed along. “When my kids were in school, one of my fondest memories was of taking chicken and vegetables to the kindergarten class to teach them how to cut and chop and make soup,” Ann says. She also used to make mass quantities of tamales for her daughters’ classes for Cinco de Mayo. If there was an occasion to celebrate, she helped the youngsters celebrate with food. “All my friends remember you for that,” Julianna tells her mother. Two things have always been absent from Ann’s kitchen – recipes and cookbooks. “We’ve never cooked with a recipe in our lives,” Jeanette says. The team is also helping people appreciate nutrition. “You can have good food full of healthy things,” Jeanette says. “We serve salad with beets, and I had one customer say, ‘I have to tell you, I didn’t know beets were good.’ She’s going to serve them at home now.” Ann’s meatloaf recipe calls for shredded zucchini and carrots. “There are lots of ways to sneak good food into people,” she says with a smile. One of their favorite compliments is hearing that the place reminds them of home. Collages of menus that Ann’s mother collected add to the warm atmosphere, and crayons on the table encourage guests of all ages to doodle, play tic-tac-toe or sketch

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masterpieces while they wait for their meal. Those who want to peek into the kitchen are welcome to check it out, the chef says. After retiring from an 18-year career at the U.S. Post Office, opening a restaurant in shaky economic times may be a risk, but that’s perfectly OK with Ann. “Risk taking is good for the soul,” Ann says. “It feels like a daily performance – you have to get everything ready, and then you go out in front of people and hope that they like all the food, and you.” Ann gazes at her daughters, then pauses for a moment as she scans the room, where satisfied patrons savor each bite of dishes that have brought her joy and comfort for decades. Quietly, she says, “It’s a miracle.”• The Savory Spoon Wednesday through Saturday: 11 am to 8 pm Sunday: Brunch, 10 am to 2 pm Monday, Community Day: noon to 6 pm 1647 Hartnell Ave., #1 (in the Hartnell Castle) (530) 222-7200

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on a stained glass curved room divider at the McConnell Foundation, “It is the mark of a mature artist to be able to choose simplicity over complexity when that is what is called for in a space. Ms. Devereaux has done that, and the effect is unifying for the whole environment.” Devereaux’s circuitous journey to Chico began with encouragement in the arts from her parents. Her father was a businessman and a salesman and her mother was an artist. “My mother did windows at department stores and now I do windows in churches and hospitals,” she says. She earned her bachelor’s degree in art at the Dominican College of San Rafael and attended the University of Vienna in Austria, the Art Academy of Munich in Germany and studied industrial design at California State University, Long Beach. After continued on page 52 February 2012 Enjoy 51

finishing school, she was mentored for one year by Jos Maes, at his Belgium art glass studio in Laguna Beach. Devereaux says, “My husband Nick Malone lured me to Chico in 1989 and I’ve been working here ever since.” Reflecting on the early years as a struggling artist, her animated enthusiasm for the arts takes on a quieter, more serious tone. “In the early years, I had a hard time making a living,” she says. One of her siblings told her after she’d been at it for 15 years that it was time to get a job. Devereaux knew she was at a crossroads. She knew this was what she loved and said, “I’m on a path. I’m not there, but I will be.” What she discovered was that the challenge of growing the business was as much a part of the business as the art. She went from working alone to having employees and is now back to working alone. “Though I’ve treasured working with enormously talented people over the years, it’s prevented me from having the time to do my own work, so I’ve divested myself of employees and use subcontractors when necessary.” Devereaux’s 3,800-square-foot studio is awash in natural light and has numerous rollup doors and large work tables. Her office has a small library of books about art and design and the walls are decorated with poster-sized photos of church windows she has made. Some of the windows are 30 to 40 feet tall and cover the entire wall of a church. “I’ve always liked architecture and my work is sensitive to the architectural setting,” she says. Raised as a Catholic, Devereaux says, “I love these church communities that I work with. The windows in churches create memories and hospital chapels are a healing environment.” Devereaux sits on the advisory committee for The Interfaith Forum on Religion, 52 Enjoy February 2012

“It is the mark of a mature artist to be able to choose simplicity over complexity...” Art and Architecture (IFRAA), an affiliate of the American Institute of Architects. Being philosophical about her career, Devereaux says, “I decided I’d go for it; if I didn’t make it, at least I tried.” • Elizabeth Devereaux – Architectural Glass (530) 342-2074 2468 Ivy St. Chico, CA 95928

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“ D ub ” sanders creates blacktop classic Sitting at home watching television all day can quickly become a recipe for unhappiness and unhealthiness. That’s exactly what Wendell “Dub” Sanders wanted to counter when he formed his Dub’s Blacktop Classic seven years ago. The annual men’s basketball tournament takes place each Sunday over a seven-week period in July and August at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Redding. The tournament has evolved into a feel-good gathering, where spectators gather to enjoy barbecue dinners while rooting for their friends and family members on the court. Because of his work in forming the tournament, Sanders was named a 2011 Action Hero by Healthy Shasta, a multi-agency partnership that aims to promote

healthy, active living in Shasta County. “He just wanted more physical activity in an area that needed a good family atmosphere type of event,” says Eddie McAllister, a community organizer for Shasta County Public Health, who helped Sanders coordinate with the Martin Luther King Jr. Center and other agencies to make the tournament a reality. “A lot of people show up. There are kids all over the place, music and food. A lot of people come down and say, ‘I had no idea this was going on (in Redding).’” Sanders has played basketball since he was a kid and coached youth teams in the area for nearly a decade. In addition to helping coordinate the double-elimination tournament, he also referees for it. The Blacktop Classic is comprised of six teams, each with between continued on page 56 February 2012 Enjoy 55

seven and 10 members. Teams from as far away as Burney, Yreka and Oroville have traveled to Redding each Sunday to compete. “I just thought it would be a great thing to do out there,” Sanders says. “A lot of guys play local basketball, so we’re just trying to bring everybody together to show that every race can get along. They’re playing basketball and everybody’s mingling without a problem. The kids end up playing together and the parents and grandparents come out. It’s just good for everybody.” According to Healthy Shasta’s website, Sanders was honored because his tournament “has provided adult men a great opportunity to get active and have fun. The series provides a healthy and positive atmosphere in a neighborhood park while encouraging people to get out and play.” The tournament is tobacco-, alcohol- and drug-free. In 2008, when insurance rates became too costly for the tournament, Community Services Director Kim Neimer and the City of Redding stepped in to lend a hand. Now the tournament is run under the city’s recreation program. “We’re so grateful to the City of Redding and the MLK Center for everything they provide,” says McAllister.

Another supporter is Redding City Councilmember Patrick Jones. Each year, Jones buys all the meat and cooks a tri-tip and chicken barbecue dinner during one of the Sundays of the tournament. The Blacktop Classic is also dependent on volunteers like Redding’s Layla Mackay, who helps with the tournament’s logistics. “It’s a lot of work, but in the end it pays off because it’s a lot of fun,” Mackay says. “The volunteers come back every year because they love it.” The tournament is competitive, says Sanders, who notes that former high school and college players are scattered throughout many of the teams. Tempers sometimes flare during the hot Redding evenings, but most of the participants understand they have to keep their emotions in check. “It’s a serious thing and people want to win that trophy,” Sanders says. “You want that competitiveness.” • For more information on the tournament, call the city of Redding at (530) 225-4095 or visit

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singer - songwriter judy collins coming to the cascade Judy Collins has delighted audiences worldwide with her timeless folksongs and inspiring performances over a career that spans more than 50 years and 40 albums. She grew up in a musical family in Denver, originally training as a classical pianist. By age 10, she was studying with mentor Antonia Brico, the famed orchestral conductor who was the subject of her 1974 Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary, “Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman.” At 13, Collins made her performance debut, performing Mozart’s “Concerto for Two Pianos.” Soon after that, however, she discovered traditional folk music, including the work of Pete Seeger and Woody 58 Enjoy February 2012

Guthrie, and fell in love with traditional and contemporary topical music. By 16, she picked up the guitar and was singing at folk clubs around the country. “I found folk music during a time in my life when I was very impressionable,” she says. “I was enchanted with those kinds of songs. They were different than anything that I had ever known.” She began her career singing traditional songs and contemporary folk tunes by songwriters like Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs. She also brought great attention to songs by artists like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. In 1961, at age 22, she released her first album, “A Maid of Constant

Sorrow,” which began a 35-year association with Elektra records. Her 1966 release “Both Sides Now,” from her acclaimed album “Wildflowers,” earned her the first of many Grammy nominations and is now enshrined in the Grammy's Hall of Fame. “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” came the following year, featuring guitar work by Stephen Stills, with whom she was romantically involved. She was the inspiration for his Crosby, Stills and Nash classic “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” Collins was one of the premier American folk singers, becoming active in the forefront of the Civil Rights movement and the struggle for peace during the Vietnam War. “Taking stands against injustice gave us a lot of personal satisfaction in the ‘60s,” she says, ”just like what’s happening in our society today. The Occupy Wall Street movement is an indication that people are fed up and want to try and change things. We’re not perfect in our efforts, but at least the impulse to create a better world is there.” Collins later accepted an appointment with the United Nations as a UNICEF Representative for the Arts, campaigning against the use of land mines and the many children who are killed or injured by these weapons. “We were taught in my family that we should be active and involved with things, to be a part of the communal energy of working for good around us and to be a part of the movement for social justice, equality and good government,” she says. “My dad encouraged me to do what would make me happy in life, whatever that was. He didn’t regard you as a girl or boy, black or white, it didn’t make any difference to him. He reminded you that he was blind and saw no differences in others anyway, and that everyone should have their human rights.” Now at 72 years old, she is still actively writing and touring, bringing her relentlessly creative spirit to audiences worldwide. Her new biography is called Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music and she published the children's book When You Wish Upon a Star, a companion to last year's Over the Rainbow. And then there’s the new CD, “Bohemian.” “When I sold my books to Random House, they said, ‘We’d really like to have an album to come out at the same time,’” Collins says. “So, I said to myself, let’s see if I can put something together that would talk about past, present and future, so ‘Bohemian’ has a number of songs that talk about that time period.” She also included some original songs, such as “In the Twilight” about her mother. “She died last year and you know, people my age are going through this issue of parents leaving us. As adults, we are becoming sort of like orphans, and it’s not an easy situation to go through. I wrote what I thought was a wonderful portrait of my mother, who died at 94. So, it’s really an album concerned with issues of life, which I’ve always talked about with my music. Songs of protest, of love, anger, pleasure, of romance. I wanted to get that feeling of the ‘60s and I wanted people to think of their future and where we are all going.” • Judy Collins 7:30 pm Saturday, February 4 Phil Reser has written stories on major American rock and music acts for newspapers, magazines and radio stations since receiving his journalism degree from San Francisco State University. His media contributions include the New York Times, San Francisco Examiner, Chico Enterprise-Record, KCHO & KFPR Public Radio, Blues Revue, and Rolling Stone magazines.

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If she hadn’t taken a friend’s dare, Sheila Heuer probably wouldn’t be alive today. She certainly wouldn’t have met a magical horse named Cowboy, an intuitive friend who helped save her life. Heuer had been injured in an equestrian accident and ended a 30-year hiatus from riding when she accepted her friend’s challenge to get back on a horse. Her fortuitous meeting with Cowboy at the Cottonwood Creek Equestrian Center came after the first horse she’d been riding was diagnosed with cancer and retired. She rode Cowboy for about four months before noticing a change in his behavior. “He would wrap his head around me or nudge me,” she says. “I thought I was cinching him wrong.” This went on for several weeks, until one day Heuer felt a pop in her back as she and Cowboy came to a quick stop. “He ignored the personal space,” she says,”and he put his head


on my back. I’d never had a horse that was so cuddly. I sensed something was wrong.” Eight weeks, four doctors and multiple tests later, Heuer was diagnosed with kidney cancer. “When someone looks at you and tells you that you have cancer, everything stops,” she says. “You just can’t believe it’s happening.” She admits one of her first questions was whether she’d be able to ride again. To her relief, the surgeon told her she would never take away something that would keep Heuer alive. After recovering from surgery, she recalls, “I went straight from the hospital to see Cowboy. I had all these bandages and he stood real close to me and put his head on my chest.” She says it took another two months before he broke into a gallop with her astride. “He decided by how I smelled what he wanted to do that day,” she adds. Through an unexpected encounter, she discovered Cowboy’s potential to touch other lives. While waiting in an oncology center for a post-surgical scan, she met a fellow patient, a 3-year-old girl, who inspired her to immortalize Cowboy in print. In Heuer’s imagination, her horse healer was transformed into the protagonist of a children’s book. “I wrote ‘COWBOY the magic horse,’” she says, “and then I wrote 11 more in a 12-part series that follows Cowboy on his adventures through trail rides, camping and his birthday.” Like the young patient who inspired her, Heuer says, “I wanted a young child to be able to look at the book and know the story without having to read the words.” Although she searched for an illustrator as far away as the East Coast, she found her ideal partner closer to home, the continued on page 62 February 2012 Enjoy 61

result of an introduction through a mutual friend. “When I talked to Jacki, she understood exactly what I wanted to do,” says Heuer. Jacki Goedert, who illustrated the first book and is currently preparing sample illustrations for the next four books in the series, says all of her renderings are done in full watercolor. “Cowboy’s markings are distinctive,” says Goedert. “It was so much fun to paint him. It took about three months to do the 22 paintings for the first book.” Although Heuer self-published the first book and printed it through Red Tail Publishing in Anderson, she plans to submit it and the next several in the series to a New York publisher early this year. “People have written to us from all over the U.S.,” she says. “It’s been very healing.” A copy of the book even made it to the White House.

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Recently, the Western Miracles Foundation, an organization dedicated to granting wishes to terminally ill children interested in the western way of life, agreed to donate one book to the Shriners Hospital for Children for every book purchased through its Diamond W Western Wear affiliate in Chico. Heuer is attempting to get the book into hospitals nationally. “Cancer stopped me in my tracks for awhile, but I feel like I’ve been given a second chance,” she says. “I need to make a difference with that second chance.” • Exceptional Living

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with many being incorporated into the menu to fit customers’ needs. “Our customers say, ‘We like this kind of cookie, or my grandma used to make that kind of cookie.’” With their suggestions in mind, Eckelbarger gets busy tracking down recipes. After some tasting and tweaking, a new cookie is born. Eckelbarger consistently turns out cookies that bring smiles to his customers’ faces. He acknowledges that he couldn’t make the magic happen without the help of his “cookie crew.” The entire team is involved in the cookie making process; from start to finish, “it takes about three days before we actually get the cookie in the oven,” he says. And with a production rate of 60 to 70 dozen cookies per day, everyone’s hands get gooey. “Everyone scoops, so basically we all work on the cookies at some point.” Why so many cookies? Variety. “We don’t want you to have to come in on Tuesday to get a peanut butter cookie and we don’t want you to have to come in on Wednesday to get a chocolate chip,” says Eckelbarger. From Coconut Crispy to oatmeal raisin, all cookies are served daily. Cookies are available as singles or by the dozen. “For Valentine’s Day, we do red heart-shaped, sugar frosted cookies,” says Eckelbarger. They’ll also create one big cookie with a special message written on it. Simple or snazzy serving platters are available, and the cookie crew uses a creative touch to make each gift the sweetest it can be. • 92 Hartnell Avenue, next to Raley’s (530) 222-2025

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The original facility didn’t have room for a forklift to turn around. Today, Mooney Farms boasts a 100,000-square-foot facility with a modern kitchen dedicated to taping cooking demonstrations, as well as rooms that showcase local art and food products of the region. While the family is now the largest supplier of sun-dried tomatoes in the United States, with expansion efforts heading globally, it all started with the simple kiwi fruit. Making a move from the Sonoma valley to Gridley, the family planted an orchard of kiwi and then went to work making jam. “I didn’t make what I wanted; I made what people told me they wanted,” notes co-owner Mary Mooney, indicating her fierce entrepreneurial spirit. Customers in the Napa Valley wanted wine blends for their jam, so a popular Chardonnay kiwi preserve was developed, along with other flavors. continued on page 68

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The kiwi farm has since been replaced with high-density olive trees, and the family focuses on Mediterranean foods. Five members of the Mooney clan operate the business, each taking on a role suitable to their interests and skills. “They’re all very, very different people,” says matriarch Gretchen Mooney. “It’s a partnership, it’s not a corporation,” adds Mary. “We like to keep it family. One pot of money for the betterment of the Mooneys.” She laughs as she adds, “I sat with a banker once and he said, ‘You people are kind of edgy.’” With a hint of pride in her voice, Gretchen notes that her family business is successful in part because “one person doesn't have to have all the ideas. Five people have to have the ideas.” While five dedicated people can develop brilliant new ideas, perhaps the best ideas the Mooneys have had is to stick with a family recipe for sun-dried tomatoes that has been handed down for generations. They use pure olive oil, going through 6,000 gallons a week imported from Portugal. “One thing people probably don't know is that if they eat a sun dried tomato, we probably made it,” says Mary. Price Club was the first major outlet to pick up their product, followed soon by Costco. The Mooneys spent hours sampling sun-dried tomatoes on cream cheese and crackers to develop a customer base. Their first pallet of product sold out in four hours. Mary credits genetics for her entrepreneurial flair, tempered by a marketing degree from Chico State University. Family members have endeavored a canvas company, doughnut shop and home building, 68 Enjoy February 2012

as well as the kiwi business and now Bella Sun Luci. “To be an entrepreneur, you have to be somewhat of an edgy, risky person,” she says with confidence. “Just when you think you’re entrenched in the U.S. market,” she adds, “you say, ‘Wait a minute. There’s the whole world!’” The Mooneys have done trade shows in Paris and their products sell well at Costco in New Zealand. They are exploring markets in Iceland and Dubai while coming out with a new line of rice products. “We’re always setting new goals,” says Mary. While growing their own business, the Mooneys are conscientious about mentoring small businesses and promoting other regional products. They are members of the Sierra Oro Farm trail and showcase the products of many producers and artists in their showroom. While their own success is an indication that they would be great mentors, perhaps the best advice would be to adopt the spirit of the Mooneys. “If you have free advice, we’ll listen,” says Gretchen. “But we don’t want to follow anyone’s rules,” adds Mary on cue. • Mooney Farms 1220 Fortress St., Chico Phone: (530) 899-2661 Melissa Mendonca is passionate about adding stamps to her passport and just as enthusiastic about her hometown of Red Bluff. A graduate of San Francisco State and Tulane universities, she believes in mentoring and service to create communities everyone can enjoy. Her favorite words are rebar, wanderlust and change.


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Gatekeeper is a new program designed to locate elders whose safety and well-being are at risk. Shasta County has many older adults who reside in their own homes or apartments, but their ability to maintain wellness and independence becomes compromised as they experience physical and mental health challenges. These elders live in our community with little or no support systems, such as family or friends to act on their behalf as they begin to experience difficulties. It has been proven these individuals typically do not self refer or seek help from traditional eldercare providers. If they do receive help, it is because someone they know and trust intervenes on their behalf. No-cost training prepares local Shasta County businesses that have older adult consumers to recognize the warning signs and refer them to needed help. Any community member who provides a service and is trusted by an older adult can be a Gatekeeper, acting as a vital link to needed help. If you are a trusted neighbor or have older adult consumers, you can make a difference by becoming a Gatekeeper. This new program is provided by Compass ShiningCare, a local non-profit agency dedicated to serving our community with caring support and professional services since 1996. Gatekeeper is funded by Shasta County Mental Health Services Act.

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The Brave Faces Portrait Gallery

From the grip of pain and sorrow, they all found their brave faces. Discover Shasta County’s Brave Faces, and their true stories of healing and recovery. What: The Brave Faces Portrait Gallery Reception (exhibit runs through February) When: Second Saturday Art Night, 6 - 9 p.m. February 11 Where: ShiningCare Grace Place Tea House 1448 Pine St., Downtown Redding

Photos by Brad Garrison and Kara Stewart

Sponsored by Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency in conjunction with the Community Education Committee and Suicide Prevention Work Group. Funding is provided by the Mental Health Services Act.

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What is ReFirme™? The Complete Anti-Aging Solution! ReFirme™ is a FDA cleared non-invasive Skin Treatment procedure* featuring the revolutionary elōs™ technology that enables you to comfortably achieve a more youthful, toned and lifted appearance without enduring downtime. ReFirme™ targets those telltale signs of aging, including, jowl and neck, sagginess under the eyes, saggy brow lines, and nasolabial folds. Unlike conventional laser skin treatments that are time and treatment intensive, and often too painful for many patients, ReFirme offers virtually painless and fast treatment for sagging and wrinkled skin. How it works ReFirme™ features the revolutionary elōs™ combination of Bi-Polar Radio Frequency and Light energies to precisely heat the dermal tissue within the targeted treatment area. Fine wrinkles are reduced, noticeable lifting can be observed on sagging skin and the texture of your skin becomes smoother, more luminous and toned. Unlike conventional lasers and IPL’s, ReFirme™ uses significantly less optical energy, ensuring enhanced safety and a virtually painless procedure.

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the Shape of Things great ways to dress for your shape Love is in the air…or is that the smell of high expectations and anxiety? Never fear! It’s natural to compare ourselves to others, but remember, he chose you to be his valentine. Want longer legs, a slimmer silhouette? Just fake it. Here are some tips and tricks to create your most flattering self ever. Accentuate the positive, whether the focus is on your sculpted arms, killer legs or sexy curves. 1. Give ‘em the bold shoulder. A dress that puts the focus squarely up top is an appealingly easy way to show a little skin. It’s comfortable, sexy and highlights an area most women have no problem with. 2. Try leggings. That’s right. Don’t be afraid of them; simply choose leggings that are high-waisted and have built-in stomach control (Lissé, $58). Wear with a tummy-concealing tunic— they hit below the hip and cover up not only your stomach, but also your behind! 3. Lengthen legs with a skin-colored shoe. You know those great pictures of celebrities, where their legs go on for days? Chances are, they are wearing a strapless nude heel. Nothing elongates legs like high-heeled footwear (sorry, flats!). The effect is even more pronounced if you select a pair that matches your skin tone. 4. Avoid wearing anything shiny, heavily textured or super bright on areas of your body that you wish appeared smaller; it will have the opposite effect. So go ahead and wear those sequins, but wear them on the part of your body you want to highlight. 5. Try a print. Instead of another black sheath dress, embrace a print. It creates an optical illusion, obscuring unwanted lumps and keeping the eye moving. 6. Check the rearview mirror! Thin or unlined pants may reveal more than you’d like, including cellulite. Do the sit test as well. Can you sit comfortably without the clothing riding up and revealing a tad more than is appropriate? If the answer is yes, then go for it.

Body specifics: Waist. Love your waist? Show off a defined midsection with color contrasts, waistline details, fabrics that glide over your frame or a great belt. Thin and thick belts both work to define your shape when cinched at your midriff over jackets, dresses or blouses. Chest. No matter your size, scene-stealing details and necklines flatter your bust without revealing too much. Love your chest? Collarbones are as sexy as décolletage. Compliment both in V-necks and unbuttoned collared shirts which create the illusion of a leaner torso. (Avoid high-neckline tops, such as turtlenecks. They cloak your bustline and give the appearance of shapeless bulk.) rear view. If you’re lucky enough to be bootylicious, bump it up back there with flirty ruching or clever pocket designs. Flap pockets, however, increase volume without defining your shape. Right to bare arms. You worked hard to tone your arms, so highlight those sleek biceps by framing them with cuts that contour and complement them. Wear light colors on top and dark below to draw attention upward. Just be sure to keep arms moisturized for a uniform appearance, and don’t forget those elbows! Legs for days. Put the spotlight on your gorgeous gams. Keep arms covered so they won’t compete for attention down below. Play up your legs by wearing sheer, opaque or textured tights under slightly longer skirts, like a slimming pencil cut that hits above the knee. Going bare? Apply a light layer of self-tanner to even out skin tone. So get out there and enjoy your evening! Feel sexy. Confident. And above all, feel like you at your best. •

Melissa Gulden returned to Redding five years ago, just in time for Enjoy! She has a master’s degree in English and a bachelors degree in journalism. She is a teacher at University Preparatory School and a member of The Dance Project, as well as a certified MAC makeup artist. 72 Enjoy February 2012

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Photo: Adam Attoun

Sunset on the Sacramento River, Redding, CA Dr. Adam Attoun is a radiologist at MD Imaging and has lived in Redding for almost seven years. Photography is a serious hobby of his which he also considers an artistic release from the medical field. He specializes in portraiture but developed an additional interest in landscape photography upon moving to Redding. View some of his work at:

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What’s Cookin’

Photo: Kara Stewart

Story: Lana Granfors

Healthy Eating On The Go


I like the idea of protein bars because they are easy to eat on the run and they make a healthy snack before or after exercise. What I don’t like is how most of them taste, some of the ingredients used, and usually, their prices. Many energy bars are made with low-quality ingredients and can often contain trans-fats. Homemade protein bars or granola bars, on the other hand, can be packed with nutritional ingredients, are easy to make and cost less than the ones in stores. They don’t include preservatives and are lower in sugar, high in fiber and lower in fat. These healthy bar recipes are so simple to add to or change–just use your imagination to create your favorite, customized, truly healthy protein bars. Break out the backpacks and load them up with water, juices, fresh fruit and some of these great bars! BACKPACK PROTEIN BARS 1 cup soy protein powder ½ cup whole-wheat flour ¼ cup toasted wheat germ ½ tsp. kosher salt ½ cup raisins ½ cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped ½ cup unfiltered apple juice ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed 2 large whole eggs, beaten ²⁄³ cup natural peanut butter Canola oil, for baking dish

HIT THE TRAIL BARS 2 cup quick rolled oats ²⁄³ cup shredded coconut ½ cup chopped peanuts ¹⁄³ cup melted butter 2 T honey ½ cup raisins ¹⁄³ cup brown sugar ¼ cup flour 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla Canola oil, for baking dish

PREPARATION Lightly coat the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish with canola oil. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. ▶ In a large mixing bowl, combine the protein powder, wheat flour, wheat germ and salt. Set aside. ▶ In a third mixing bowl, add the apple juice then the brown sugar, eggs, one a time, and peanut butter. Whisk to combine after each addition. Add this to the protein powder mixture. Stir well to combine. Fold in the fruit. Spread evenly in the prepared baking dish and bake in the oven for 30 - 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting into squares. Cut into 8-10 bars and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

PREPARATION Lightly coat the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish with canola oil. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. ▶ Mix all ingredients together lightly and press firmly into the dish and bake for 25 minutes. Cool. Cut into 8 bars.

Prep time: 25 minutes Baking time: 30-35 minutes HIT THE TRAIL BARS Prep time: 25 minutes Baking time: 30-35 minutes Servings: 8-10

Lana Granfors enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking and spending time with her friends and family– especially her grandchildren, Jillian and Garet. Currently she works at Enjoy the Store where she delights in helping people find that perfect gift.

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BILLY: The whole day is fun! The hours of pregame coverage, the hype, the commercials, the food, the halftime show...and, oh yeah... the game! It should be a national holiday with the following Monday off for everyone. It’s uniquely American! Happy Super Bowl! PATRICK: The great thing about the Super bowl is that even if it’s not an epic game with your favorite team, you always have the extras...the food & drink, your friends and family to hang out with, and of course, the commercials. Bring on the nachos!



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Here's what a handful of our readers had to say:

The parties. ~ Jake Showing the grandchildren the fun of your team playing in the Big Game; commercials; and coming together with friends & family (even those cheering for the “other” team). ~ Mimi The Commercials. ~ Katie The excitement the week before Super Bowl is almost as fun as the actual game. I love watching the teams show up at the field, the interviews with the players and the footage from previous Super Bowls. ~ Walter I always look forward to the halftime show. ~ Hannah What I like most is when the Oakland Raiders are playing in it. ~ Tori Definitely the appetizers. ~ Lana



DIsney’s Cinderella Presented by Redding school of the arts


(Redding) February 3, 4 DAVID MARR THEATER

This timeless fairy tale meets the magic of Disney in this adaptation of the treasured animated film. With a beautiful score including “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” and the classic “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” Disney’s Cinderella will charm its way into your heart, and remind you that dreams really can come true. Tickets available at or by calling 530-243-8877.



February 18 | 6:30 PM Dunsmuir Community Resource Center

An evening of dinner and dancing. Dinner includes gumbo, jambalaya, rice and beans. Dessert auction, surprise gift bag raffle, and $25 prize for best male and female costume. The funds raised from the event sponsor Castle Rock School events and provides scholarships each year to former alum and Castella residents graduating from high school and moving on to a university, college or trade/vocational school. (530) 235-4034.

Los Lonely BOys (Chico)


February 22 | 7:30 PM Laxson Auditorium

(Weaverville) February 4 | 11 am Joss House state historic park

Weaverville recalls its Chinese heritage with a Lion Dance performed by local youths on the grounds of Joss House to celebrate the Chinese New Year, accompanied by drums and firecrackers. For more information, (530) 623-5284 or (530) 225-2065


Since rocketing to fame in 2003, Los Lonely Boys has sold millions of albums, won a Grammy, racked up reams of critical acclaim, opened for The Rolling Stones, and played and recorded with such legends as Willie Nelson and Carlos Santana. This Texican rock ‘n’ roll trio of brothers newest release, Rockpango, features smooth harmonies, blues, rap, and rock ‘n’ roll. For more information, visit www.


SCOTT JOSS and the SIdemen

HOuse of floyd - A tribute to Pink Floyd


(Red Bluff)


For the past three decades, Joss’ primary job has consisted of performing and recording with Merle Haggard and Dwight Yoakam. It has placed him on stages around the world, on national television shows and alongside some of the most well-known recording artist, such as Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. Born in Long Beach and raised in Redding, Joss is a three-time California state men’s fiddle champion. Tickets available at Bernie’s Guitar, 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding or call (530) 223-2040.


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February 25 | 7:30 PM State theatre


In the Pink Floyd tradition, a House of Floyd concert incorporates sound effects, moving lights, lasers and video projection - including many of the original, legendary backing films used by Pink Floyd. The set lists on any given night might be from an actual Pink Floyd concert, or a custom House of Floyd mix, but always includes rarely-heard live arrangements used by Pink Floyd in concert – as well as the occasional obscure pieces that never made it to vinyl and were unknown to all but the serious collectors. For more information, visit or call (530) 529-2787.

Shasta College presents the Comic Opera by Johann Strauss, Jr.

“Die Fledermaus” (“The Bat’s Revenge”)

Shasta College Theatre Feb. 2, 3, and 4 at 7 pm Matinee Feb. 5 at 3 pm Adm. $12 general / $8 seniors / $5 students

Medical Practice Mysteries Solved??? Medical Group Management Association’s 5th ANNUAL Vendor Faire Promote your business to the Healthcare Community by registering your company for this growing event. Friday, March 16, 2012 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Redding Convention Center For more information or to reserve a vendor booth today email:

Romantic Valentine’s Dinner at Maritime

1600 California Street, Downtown Redding 530.229.0700 | Mon. – Sat., 5pm-9pm

Upscale Spice Lounge Every Friday, Saturday 9:00pm - 2:00 am

Upcoming February Events


February 11 • Sweetheart PowWow, Desert Rose Casino, 901 County Rd. 56, 12 pm, (530) 233-2226 Anderson February 3 • Give Kids a Smile, 2801 Silver Street, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, (530) 246-5980 February 5 • Frontier Senior Breakfast, 7 am.


February 4 • Elks Annual Surf & Turf Dinner, Elk’s Lodge, 6 pm, (530) 258-3987 February 23 • Words & Music, The Coffee Station, 192 Main Street, 7 pm, (530) 283-3402 Chico February 1 • School of the Arts Chico State presents Rent Party, 7:30 pm, (530) 898-5152 • Queensryche’s Geoff Tate Unplugged, El Rey Theatre, contact Stephanie@ for times February 2 - 5 • My Fair Lady, 166-F Eaton Rd., 7:30 pm, (530) 894-3282 February 3 • 15th Annual Valley Contractors Exchange Crab Feed, 1110 W. East Avenue, 6 - 11 pm, (530) 343-1981 February 3 • Melvin Seals and JGB, El Rey Theatre, contact for times February 10 • School of the Arts Chico State presents Let’s Get It On, Chico State Campus, 7:30 pm, (530) 898-5152 February 11 • 13th Annual Boys & Girls Club Valentine’s Gala Fundraiser, 1705 Manzanita Ave, 5 pm, (530) 899-0335 February 17 • Zappa Plays Zappa : Accept No Substitutions, El Rey Theatre, 8 pm, February 23, 24, • Honoring Alfred E. Loeffler New Music Symposium — Student Composers, Chico State, 7:30 pm, (530) 898-5152 February 25 • Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, 166-F Eaton Rd, 7:30 pm, (530) 894-3282 February 29 • Theatre Vatzlav, Chico State Campus, 7:30 pm, (530) 898-6161 Dunsmuir February 18, 19 • Castella Community Annual Mardi Gras, Dunsmuir Hotel, 6:30 pm – 12:00 am, (530) 235-4034 Fall River Mills/McArthur February 11 • Fall River High Boosters Crab Feed, Ingram Hall, 6 – 8 pm, (530) 949-9605 Graeagle February 11 • Annual Crack Crab Dinner & Auction, Greenville Town Hall, 5:00 pm, (530) 284-6633 82 Enjoy February 2012

February 14 • Firemen’s Ball Dinner/Dance, Greenville Town Hall, call for times, (530) 284-7714 February 18 • Mardi Gras Parade, Genesee Store, 4:30 pm, (530) 284-6351 Manton February 4, 5 • Indian Peak Vineyard, featuring Howard Lucas with his watercolor paintings, 11 am – 5 pm, (530) 474-5506 Mt. Shasta February 5 • First Sunday Breakfast, Mt. Shasta Community Center, 629 Alder St., 7 am, Palo Cedro February 4 • Dyvonne Washington of “Flowers for You” Presents her 2nd Annual Art Boutique, Good Times Pizza, 22049 Old 44 Drive, 11:00 am – 3:30 pm,


February 2 – 5, 9 – 12 • Theater on the Ridge presents The Ladies Man, 3735 Neal Road, 7:30 pm, call for times, (530) 877-5760 February 4 • Mardi Gras Party Night, Paradise Ridge Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, 7 – 11:30 pm, (530) 877-1856 February 10 • Wine Tasting Fund Raiser, Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunnely Road, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, February 12 • Miss Heartshine, Paradise Ridge Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, 10:00 am - 4:00pm, (530) 876-8710 February 17 • Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers, Paradise Ridge Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, 7:30 pm, (530) 877-1856


February 4 • 2nd Annual Ice Fishing Tournament, J & J’s Grizzly Store, 7 am, (530) 832-9659 February 18, 19 • Eastern Plumas Winter SnowFest, Grizzly Creek Ranch Campus, 5900 Grizzly Road, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, (530) 836-6811 Quincy February 9 • Words and Music, Morning Thunder Café, 7 pm, (530) 283-3526

Red Bluff

February 2, 9, 16, 23 • Thursday Night Dinner & Dance Veterans Memorial Hall (530) 727-8744 February 3 • 2012 Prune Day, 9th Annual, Elks Lodge, 355 Gilmore Rd., call for times (530) 727-8744 February 3 • First Friday Art Night, Downtown Red Bluff, 5 – 8 pm


February 2 - 4 • Shasta College Opera Workshop presents “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat’s Revenge), Shasta College Theatre, call for times, (530) 242-7730

February 2 • Mixpo, Holiday Inn 1900 Hilltop Drive, 5 – 7 pm, (530) 225-4433 x102 • Music by Mumblefinger, Woodside Grill, 4125 Riverside Place, 5:30 pm, (530) 365-7077 February 3, 10, 17, 24 • Vintner’s Cellar Live Music, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, (530) 222-WINE February 3, 4 • Cinderella, David Marr Theatre, 2200 Eureka Way, call for times, (530) 243-8877 February 3 • Give Kids A Smile, 1400 Market Street, Room 8103, 9 am – 4 pm, (530) 246-5980 • Music by Holly Day, Woodside Grill, 4125 Riverside Place, 7 - 9 pm, (530) 365-7077 February 4 • TEDxRedding, Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, 2 pm, • Music by Tom Smith, Woodside Grill, 4125 Riverside Place, 6 - 9 pm, (530) 365-7077 February 5 • Fiddle Jams, St. James Lutheran Church, 2500 Shasta View Drive, 1 pm, (530) 917-9856 February 9 • Music by Chris Lauer, Woodside Grill, 4125 Riverside Place, 5:30 pm, (530) 365-7077 February 10 • “Sweetheart Sale”, Discovery Shop, 10 am – 5 pm • Scott Joss and the Sidemen, Bernie’s Guitar, 3068 Bechelli Lane, 8 pm, (530) 223-2040 February 10, 11 • Jimmy Bryant, Woodside Grill, 4125 Riverside Place, 7 - 9 pm, (530) 365-7077 February 12 • “Argemtine Tango lesson and dance, Old City Hall, 7:15 pm February 16 • Music by Mark McAbee, Woodside Grill, 4125 Riverside Place, 5:30 pm, (530) 365-7077 February 17 • Music by Carry Robinson, Woodside Grill, 4125 Riverside Place, 5:30 pm, (530) 365-7077 February 18 • Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet, Pilgrim Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd, 8 pm, (530)-241-7320 • Music by David Harden, Woodside Grill, 4125 Riverside Place, 7 - 9 pm, (530) 365-7077 February 19 • Salsa lesson and dance, Old City Hall, 7 pm, February 22 – 25 • Enterprise Starship 20th Annual Variety Hour Show, David Marr Auditorium, 2200 Eureka Way, call for times, (530) 222-6601 February 23 • Music by Stephanie Foos and Bernie Baker, Woodside Grill, 4125 Riverside Place, 5:30 pm, (530) 365-7077 February 25 • Shasta Land Trust Wildways Kickoff Party, Redding Senior Citizens’ Hall, 2290 Benton Dr., 6 – 9 pm,  

February 25 • Heritage Faire, 3410 Churn Creek Road, 8 am – 3 pm, (530) 222-4949 • Music by Mumblefinger, Woodside Grill, 4125 Riverside Place, 7 - 9 pm, (530) 365-7077 February 26 • Swing dance lesson and dance, Old City Hall, 7 pm,

Shasta Lake

February 3 • Give Kids A Smile, 4215 Front Street, 9 am – 4 pm, (530) 246-5980 Weaverville February 5 • Weaverville Downtown Art Cruise, 5 – 8 pm, (530) 623-6101 February 12 • Classic Film Series, Trinity Theater, call for times, (530) 623-6004 Weed February 2, 9, 16, 23 • BrewGrass Night, Mt. Shasta Brewing Co, 360 College Ave. 7 - 10 pm (800) WEEDALE February 11, 12 • Siskiyou Sled Dog Races, Deer Mountain Chuck Best Memorial Snowmobile park off Hwy. 97, Yreka/Montague February 3 • 17th Annual Hearts of the Miners Dinner Dance, Yreka Community Center, 6 pm, (530) 436-2266 February 11 • Romantic Evening of Arabian Enchantment, St. Mark’s Preservation Square, 304 Lane Street, 6 pm, (530) 842-0812 February 19 • Jeri Sager/Red Scarf, Yreka Community Theater, call for times, (530) 841-2355 Laxson Auditorium

February 1 • Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, 7:30 pm, (530) 898-6333 February 9 • Tao: The Way of the Drum, 7:30 pm, (530) 898-6333 February 11 • Hugh Masekela, 11:30 pm, (530) 898-6333 February 14 • Martha Graham Dance Company, 7:30 pm, (530) 898-6333 February 18 • North State Symphony Treasures Beloved & Unknown, 7:30 pm, (530) 898-5984 February 22 • Los Lonely Boys, 7:30 pm, (530) 898-6333 February 29 • Red Star Red Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble, 7:30 pm, (530) 898-6333

Cascade Theatre

February 2 • Blues Harmonica Blowout, 7:30 pm February 4 • Judy Collins, 7:30 pm February 5 • San Francisco Opera Il Trittico, 2 pm

February 19 • North State Symphony Treasures Beloved & Unknown, 7:30 pm, (530) 243-8877 February 20 • Augustana Symphonic Band Pacific Coast Tour, 7 pm February 21 • The Fray, 7:30 pm February 22 • Sean Jones, 7:30 pm February 25 • Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, 7:30 pm Riverfront Playhouse January 21 – February 18 • Come Back, Little Sheba

Rolling Hills Casino/Sevillano Links www. February 24 • Rotary 6th Annual Wine Food and Art Festival, 4 – 10 pm February 25 • Rotary 6th Annual Wine Food and Art Festival, 12 – 8 pm Shasta District Fairgrounds

February 4 • Shasta Women’s Refuge 25th annual Crab Feed, 6 – 10 pm February 25 • All About Women, 10 am – 4 pm Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

Redding's radio home of the San Francisco 49ers!

February 17 - 19 • Butte County Sheriff’s Posse Antique Show, (530) 893-8714 February 18, 19 • Gun Show, (530) 893-8655 State Theatre

February 25 • “House of Floyd” a Tribute to Pink Floyd, 7:30 pm, (530) 727-8744

Tehama District Fairgrounds

February 17, 18 & 19 • California High School Rodeo Association Rodeo

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

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WHAT’S IN STORE university preparatory School students Lura Wilhelm is University Preparatory School’s new art teacher, and she believes that art helps students innovatively explore artistic perception and creative expression. It also helps students understand other subject areas and to grow as lifelong learners, she says. Wilhelm began her career in education as a traveling art teacher, and taught at a San Jose high school before moving to the North State. Some of the collaborative art pieces created by many of her students are on display at Enjoy the Store. Tell us about the products that the University Preparatory School students have in Enjoy the Store. UPrep is displaying collaborative art pieces in the store. Mr. Fitzgerald, our former art teacher, created these works with UPrep students over the last few years. I intend to carry on this project, as it teaches students how to work together and to work with color mixing and matching as it is done in oil pastel. How do you teach students to create collaborative art? Each work is created by breaking up an image into several squares. Each student is given a 1x1” square of a photograph and then given the task to draw the image only seen in the square. They must match the color and value seen in each square. Each student creates his or her reproduction on a 4x4” white piece of drawing paper. When all squares are completed, they are processed through a scanner, digitalized in a grid and printed out on poster form.

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on the store front Coming next month in the “What’s in Store” section, Richard Lucas, Author

Which students produced this art? Junior high and high school students from UPrep have created this artwork. Even though their ages and abilities differ, each student works through the challenge to create their best representation of the square they selected. This allows each square to differ in style, but when it is placed as a whole, it develops into a single piece. Why is it important to you to have art in the schools? Art is extremely important for students to creatively explore and problem solve. I believe with art education, students will be able to use the creative tools learned in the exploration of arts to develop better understanding and knowledge in other curriculum. Art is creation, innovation and knowledge, which allow an individual to explore the world. I believe with problem-solving skills learned in art, students are able to develop their own path in life and explore the different possibilities life has to offer. How did you become an art teacher? For the love of art and the love of education, I have become an art teacher. I think that art is extremely important for everyone to know and explore, and I love facilitating this journey.

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Where else is your students’ artwork shown publicly? Currently, we are not displaying anywhere else. In school, we will have a show on Feb. 7 to celebrate the arts we provide at UPrep. Visual and performing arts will be displaying talents throughout the show. I would highly encourage anyone interested in art to attend. •

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Story: Kerri Regan

Shasta Land Trust Wildways Kickoff February 25, 6 pm • Senior Citizens Hall, Redding $25 in advance and $30 at the door (available Feb. 6) • (530) 241-7886 86 Enjoy February 2012

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Ever gone on a subterranean scavenger hunt at Samwell Cave? Had a dinner party in a geodesic dome home? Celebrated a Polynesian luau in the woods? You can enjoy these adventures and more while helping to conserve North State open space. The Shasta Land Trust plans to host 22 unique and imaginative fundraisers in 2012, all of which provide access to some of the North State’s most breathtaking locales. Tickets for these events go on sale at the Wildways Kickoff Party, slated for Feb. 25. “We host events throughout the year, from hikes and mountain bike rides to wine tastings and dinner parties,” says Ben Miles, executive director of the Shasta Land Trust. “This is the first opportunity for people to buy tickets for all these events. Lots of them sell out, so people want to get first shot.” The kickoff party – Shasta Land Trust’s largest event – includes a silent auction, donated artwork, gift baskets, raffles and more. Tickets for the kickoff go on sale Feb. 6, and those who buy their tickets first also have first crack at tickets for the organization’s 22 events. After the kickoff party, any unsold tickets for Wildways events will be available at the Shasta Land Trust office. Shasta Land Trust was founded by Kathleen Gilman in 1998 to permanently conserve open space, wildlife habitat and agricultural land. It offers flexible, creative options to willing property owners and ranchers to support the rural way of life. This is often done through “conservation easements,” which are agreements between landowners and Shasta Land Trust that permanently restrict development, says Miles, who was hired as executive director in 2008, shortly after Gilman’s retirement. These easements ensure that the land remains intact and open, providing valuable habitat and agricultural land for future generations. “For example, on a 4,000-acre ranch, a conservation easement would allow for a handful of houses, but never a subdivision. There are tax benefits and other benefits for the landowner,” he says. Over the past 10 years, Shasta Land Trust has used an array of strategies to accomplish its mission. In 2002, it bought a conservation easement to protect the 2,242-acre Fenwood Ranch in southern Shasta County. Four years later, it received its first donated conservation easement in Eastern County. It bought two Tehama County parcels to donate to the U.S. Forest Service, which it will incorporate into the Ishi Wilderness Area. Today, the organization is focusing on two main areas: the Cow Creek and Bear Creek watersheds east of Redding, and the Fall River Valley. In the watersheds, it has conserved thousands of acres that include rivers, streams and expansive oak woodlands. In the Fall River Valley, more than 1,000 acres has been conserved in an area that is vital to the North State's water quality, ranching economy and wildlife. The Cottonwood Creek and Battle Creek watersheds, both near Anderson, are additional focus areas. All told, the land trust has conserved more than 20,000 acres with seven conservation easements. Shasta Land Trust also runs an environmental education program, which allows youth to engage in the local natural environment through hands-on exploration. The organization is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors: Gregg Werner (Chair), Muffy Berryhill, David Klasson, Francis Duchi, David Bunte, Nancy Ruffner, David Bush, John Stokes and Don Koch. “We’re helping to protect what many of us love about Shasta County,” Miles says. • Kerri Regan 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 children.

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