The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company building; and the history of the telephone in Redding

Guest Writer Spotlight: Jeremy M. Tuggle The building at 1629 Market Street in Redding was once the official headquarters of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. According to Redding Electric Utility the building, which is located in between Yuba and Placer Streets on the east side of Market Street, is still in use to this day. This building often attracts […]

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Carr Fire: One year anniversary – Revisiting the devastated areas & Keswick’s history

Guest Writer’s Spotlight: Jeremy M. Tuggle The historic and deadly Carr Fire erupted into flames around 1:30 p.m., on July 23, 2018 at the intersection of Highway 299 West and Carr Powerhouse Road, due to vehicle malfunction failure. It ravaged everything in its course of destruction in Shasta County as it entered nearby populated places traveling into Shasta. Spot fires […]

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Guest Writer Spotlight: Fake news can’t fool new algorithm

From Holly Ober, University California Riverside/UCRToday RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — A University of California, Riverside, computer scientist has received reinforcements in his battle against fake news. Snap Research, the research division of Snap, Inc., has made a $7,000 donation for Evangelos Papalexakis, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering in the Bourns College of Engineering, to continue improving an algorithm […]

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Guest Writer Spotlight: Iqbal Pittalwala: In Search of Dark Matter

By Iqbal Pittalwala RIVERSIDE, Calif. — An international team of scientists that includes University of California, Riverside, physicist Hai-Bo Yu has imposed conditions on how dark matter may interact with ordinary matter — constraints that can help identify the elusive dark matter particle and detect it on Earth. Dark matter — nonluminous material in space — is understood to constitute […]

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Guest Writer Spotlight: Has social media become a catalyst for the spread of racism?

By Melissa Cartew   A few years back, no one would have imagined how social media would evolve to be what it is today – a powerful tool of interaction. People relied on one–on–one encounters or by calling via phones. Today, most communications are done online through emails and chats on social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, Telegram, […]

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Guest Writer Spotlight: Never put a feral hamster in a Yeti cup and try wearing a floor mat as a tube top.

Adapted from Facebook, with permission. People often say I lead the most colorful and interesting life, but I really just don’t see it. Usually. So, the other day I had just picked my dog Molly up from the vet and we were heading home as the sun was setting when I happened to stop at a red light. Stuck in […]

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OP/ED: A response to Hillary Clinton’s misogyny claims explaining her losing presidential bid

Guest Writer’s Spotlight: Maureen Noble In a recent MSN news article, “Hillary Clinton explains why she really lost to Trump“, Clinton cited a number of reasons explaining her loss to Donald Trump for the U.S. Presidency; largely citing these four factors for her defeat: – Russia. “A foreign power meddled with our election,” she said, labeling it “an act of aggression.” She […]

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Guest Writer Spotlight: Racism and “Color” as seen through the eyes of a child

Adapted with permission, from a Facebook post by Rita Slayton.   Indulge an old lady for a minute. I was a little girl in the 60’s. When I was in kindergarten we were learning about different colors. Red, blue, green, white, orange, black, yellow. One Saturday I was going to the rock quarry with my father when he stopped for […]

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Now seeking submissions for new Guest Writer Spotlight section

Have you ever thought about writing? Are you already an author who would like some more exposure? Do you have a subject you are passionate about? Do you like to write short stories, positive and uplifting accounts of random acts of kindness, poems, cooking articles, arts and crafts, or historical / current events? Do you have an issue that is […]

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