Category: Shasta County

Fishing Fun In and Around Lake Almanor

By Bob Kopernik, Lucky Grady Fishing Guide Service If you are new to this area and are interested in drowning a few worms or crickets in hopes of having Fish Tacos for dinner, do yourself a favor and purchase a detailed geographical map of the area. I like the Northern California DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Map book because it shows most all of the lakes, streams, campgrounds and the roads to get you there.  Another good resource is the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website, to see where and when they last planted fish into the place that you are thinking about fishing.  You...

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Visit A Day Spa

By Christy Milan Step into the past of Hollywood glamour with the Glamorous Day Spa located in Anderson.  When you arrive at the spa, you feel immersed in luxury and elegance. The décor possesses an upscale Hollywood feel giving you the ambience of stardom. An Audrey Hepburn image greets you with a quote written underneath “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” Beauty may fade, however Glamorous Day Spa offers several treatments that will make your beauty shine. Services include massage, lashes, nails, skin care, Vichy Rain Bar, waxing, tanning, body treatments, and bridal packages....

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Businesses Welcomed in the Small Town of Westwood

Westwood’s business community is well supported by the townspeople. The welcoming streets are named alphabetically by the names of trees. Streets are lined with old wooden homes, reminiscent of its early lumber days’ history. Retail businesses include three convenience stores, two with fuels, Lassen True Value hardware store, Now and Then thrift shop and Old Town Mercantile, an artists’ collective/Shabby Chic home furnishings & decor store which has been moving and expanding for its new early April Grand Re-opening. The town recently lost its grocery store, due to retirement, as was the...

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The Tail-Gate A Carhop History

By Christy Milan Situated off of I-5 in Anderson is a small burger stand with a history of serving great burgers, fries and shakes while making wonderful memories. Originally, the little burger place located at 2940 West Center St. was called Jake’s Jolly Cone and was built in 1953. Many Jake’s Jolly Cone’s were also opened in Shasta Lake City, Cottonwood and Red Bluff. In 1975 the name was changed to TJ’s when the new owners took over and began a successful business. Years passed and the community along with visitors enjoyed the car-hop burger stand. Then in 1984, new owners, Sandy and...

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Writing for Chicken Soup is Good for the Soul

By Teresa Ambord Writing business articles is my bread and butter. But writing about my family, my friends and my pets… that’s my joy. So the first time Chicken Soup for the Soul wanted to publish one of my stories I was beyond excited. I’d been published before, in books and magazines and online, but to me, Chicken Soup was the Holy Grail. That first story was called “How I Got My Brother Mitch.” I wrote it in response to a call for submissions, for an upcoming title, Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul. It told the story of how when I was a teenager, my parents opened our home to a teenage...

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Exploring Ice Caves In Lassen County

Photos and Article by Mara Dobyns “Life is an adventure. It’s not about the destination we reach that’s most rewarding, it’s the journey along the way. So write it down! & treasure the memory forever…” – Barlena Morina While exploring in Lassen National Forest, take highway 36 to Wilson Lake Road 29 & 63, then make a right onto the 29 N 19 road. Next, find the E. Spur Road off of 29 N 19, and if you’re lucky, you’ll stumble upon a tree marked “Ice” in blue paint. From there just ahead you will find an opening with a couch carved out of a tree, a trailhead, and a mailbox...

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A Journey To Lakehead

  Perched on 20 luscious acres, amid a forest of towering oak trees on the banks of Shasta Lake, sits an awesome little hideaway known as Tsasdi Resort. I recently had the pleasure of of an overnight visit with friends. We arrived on a sunny afternoon in the Fall to find owner Scott Schipper busily preparing for a weekend wedding party on the beautiful new deck. The leaves on the oaks were just beginning to change lending a serene sense of calm to the stunning scenery. We wandered the grounds for awhile with Scott taking in the wonderful improvements he and his business partner and life...

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Wildlife Watching at Baum Lake

Photos & Article by Jan Ramelli Baum Lake is located in a quaint little community named Cassel, CA. It may be accessed either from Highway 89 or Highway 299 via Baum Lake Road, approximately 9 miles north east of Burney.  The moment you arrive you feel a sense of peace and tranquility. [media-credit id=13510 align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit] On Hat Creek, adjacent to Crystal Lake Hatchery, it is a mostly shallow lake with slow moving water which makes it perfect for kayaking, bird watching, and fishing. I have observed and photographed Bald...

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Nor Cal Face Behind Red Polka Dot Bandana on We Can Do It poster, Rosie the Riveter

Meet the Nor Cal Face Behind The Red Polka Dot Bandana By Melissa Wynn Redding CA                                                                                                                        When the  men of America were called to duty for World War II the women were called to fill the gaping hole left in our homeland workforce. Production of ammunition, weapons, military vehicles and airplanes shifted into high gear and women flooded into the factories to work, all at a time when few women had held a drivers license and very few worked outside the home. It was during these trying...

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Pro Golfer Visits Westwood

Pro Golfer Visits Westwood by E. Majors In the area with his dad, Pro Golfer Phil Mickelson visited Westwood recently. Phil Michelson, Sr. attended school in Westwood and graduated in Chester. When their family arrived at the museum, Sheri Binswanger immediately called Terry Ferguson, a fellow board member for the Westwood Museum. He went to school with Mickelson, Sr. and the two had fun sharing old times. The Mickelson family also visited Buffalo Chips Pizza, where he may have gone unnoticed. The staff that was on duty enjoyed his visit and his compliments so much, they made a point to...

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Sharing The Experience: Junior Duck Hunt

Sharing The Experience: Junior Duck Hunt By Molly Barber Photos By Jeff Barber & Ronnie Theobald I come from a family of people who truly love the outdoors. Hunting and fishing were multigenerational activities along with most other outdoor recreation. Hunting isn’t something I got into but growing up with a grandfather, father, uncle, and brother who loved it, I participated in my own way. I remember riding on quads or in trucks looking for deer, walking countless miles with them while they chucker hunted, and camping with them before opening days. I loved using and calibrating...

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