World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

ying-yang-crop.jpgOpen invitation to all. Come to Bidwell’s 1-mile area. Gathering to send positive waves of energy around the world time zone by time zone. Tai Chi & Qigong demonstrations. 10 am Saturday, April 26. No admission–no sponsor—free. Call (530) 342-8425 for info.



Dam-Bridge Ride Fundraiser

When: May 3rd, 2014 • 8am-noon    Where: south end of the Sundial Bridge in Redding.

Get on your bikes and join the Dam-Bridge Ride!

dambridgeweb-logo.jpgWhat is the Dam-Bridge Ride? It’s a fundraising event for the Redding East Rotary Scholarship Fund to help northstate high school students overcome the high cost of college. There are two ways to support this cause with two bike courses to fit all skill levels; a 10-mile ride ($40 entry for a family of four), and a 32-mile sponsored course that runs from the Sundial Bridge to Shasta Dam and back. 32-mile course riders must obtain at least $150 in pledges to participate.

Both courses begin and end at the Sundial Bridge. You can find course maps, ride details and register online at the website: Get the T-shirt and enjoy a great lunch at the finish.

The event runs Saturday morning, May 3rd starting at 8:00. So tune up the bikes and bring the whole family out for a great bike ride for a great cause!

MIAP Memorial Service - March 29

miap.jpgOn March 29, 2014 in cooperation with VVA 357, the Missing in America Veterans Recovery Program will conduct a funeral escort from the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Yuba Street to the Northern California Veterans Cemetery for 6 unclaimed veterans that we have verified and recovered. Escort stages at 9:00 am.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME to join in both our escort and for the service at 1030 hours at the Chapel in IGO. We hope all veterans groups and patriots will ride with us to honor these veterans. By car or bike.

MIAP is the legal next of kin for those veterans that we recover and wishes for everyone to pay their Honor and Respect for their service to our great country as their extended family.

Honored will be the 46 veterans from Shasta county that gave their all in Vietnam and the 6 veterans from MIAP. Lunch will follow ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Hall. Organized by VVA 357.



3rd Annual Celebration of North State Wines

wine.jpgThe Palo Cedro Community Park would like to invite you to their annual fundraiser, The Celebration of North State Wines. The event will be held at the Shasta Senior Nutrition Center, 100 Mercy Oaks Dr. in Redding from 5:00 to 10:00 pm on March 8.

The evening will consist of dinner, wine tasting, food & wine pairings, live music, raffles, and silent & live auctions.

Individual ickets are $50, sponsor tables for eight, $500, available at North Valley Bank - Palo Cedro, Tri-Counties Bank - Palo Cedro, and at the office of, 833 Mistletoe Lane, suite A1, Redding. Or purchase online at Call Judy at (530) 549-3340 for information.

What Does “Organic” Really Mean?

I was standing next to a woman in the supermarket aisle as she was reading the label of a cereal box. She looked up and asked out loud:

“I wonder if buying organic is really worth the price?”

We have all heard that we should read the labels of the groceries we buy, but it can be confusing. What’s the difference between100% organic or just organic?

Did you know that the word “organic” has 4 different meanings depending on the label?

To the woman’s surprise, (she who didn’t know I specialize in helping people with food allergies and digestion), I gave her a quick rundown.

  • 100% organic products contain ONLY certified organic ingredients.
  • “Organic” products must contain at least 95% organic ingredients.
  • “Made with organic products”: At least 70% of ingredients must be organic.
  • Products with less than 70% organic ingredients can list specific organic ingredients on the packaging.

So next time you ponder a label, hopefully that helps clarify what organic really means.

Thanks for reading! If this was helpful, feel free to pass it on.

Dr. Patrick

Patrick Giammarise, DC, is a doctor of chiropractic and a certified internal health specialist in practice since 2000. Dr. Patrick’s Chico office can be reached at (530) 899-8741. Visit his website for more information:

Haven Humane’s Pet of the Week

Taylor (131476) is a brindle and white female Pit Bull Terrier mix. She sits and downs on command, and is easy to receive the collar. She is rated for an athletic family with children 8 years and older. A proper introduction with ataylor-131476.JPGny other dogs in the household is required. Taylor is available for adoption at Haven Humane Society. All feline and canine adoptions at the shelter include spaying or neutering, vaccinations and a microchip. To see Taylor or any of our other companion animals available for adoption at the shelter, please visit us at 7449 Eastside Road, Redding, or call 241-1653. You can also check out our website at us

About Redding

Redding California is nestled at the end of the Sacramento Valley. This hidden California jewel offers immense recreation, living and business opportunities. Located within the city limits is the famous Sundial Bridge , Turtle Bay Museum and the newly renovated Cascade Theatre. Redding is bisected by the world class fly fishing Sacramento River and is close to hiking, camping and boating at Lassen National Park, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and the renowned Shasta Lake Redding is the regional center of Northern California for health and legal services, retail shopping and employment. Located at I-5 and highways 299 and 44, Redding is the hub for all of Shasta County and the gateway to the Trinity Alps and Cascade Recreation areas. Nearby Shasta Lake provides fishing, boating, camping and houseboat rental opportunities.

There are two major hospitals in Redding, Mercy Medical Center and Shasta Regional Medical Center. There are also 15 convalescent hospitals, 32 assisted living facilities and a veteran's outpatient clinic. Redding is also home to a large medical community of Physicians, Dentists and walk-in clinics.

Redding has great schools. There are three major high schools, six middle schools, 46 elementary schools, 4 charter schools, and 30 private schools in Redding. Redding also has five colleges and universities: National University, a four year, private university, Shasta College, a public community college, CSU Chico at Shasta College University Center, Simpson University, a four-year Christian college, Shasta Bible College and Graduate School, a four-year Christian college.

There are many great community events held in Redding each year, Kool April Nites, The Redding Rodeo and famous Asphalt Cowboy's Pancake Breakfast, The Rodeo Parade, The Trade Club's Lighted Christmas Parade and summer favorite Marketfest. The Exchange Club's Air Show is held bi-annually.

Plan your trip to the Redding area in advance with the help of our Redding Area Accommodations Directory. This comprehensive directory includes links and listings to local Bed and Breakfast Inns, motels and hotels. Looking for a great restaurant while you are in Redding? Visit our complete list of restaurants.

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