Mouse Tales from a Country Gal

Silver, our thousand dollar cat, (its a long story involving new kitten, attack by wild animal, and BIG vet bills) has a king’s view of hunting–it isn’t really to feed his royal belly.  It is to amuse him.  Like Caesar, he brings the poor shivering beasties in through our open bathroom window and, in the enclosed mini Colosseum, he subjects

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Redwood Academy Out of Ukiah Named one of America's Best High Schools

  Newsweek and the Daily Beast just compiled a list of the nation’s top 1000 High Schools.  Ukiah’s Redwood Academy made the list.  The list is based on graduation rate, College matriculation rate, AP/IB/AICE tests per student, Average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/IB/AICE, and AP courses offered per student. The Redwood Academy is a charter school that was established in 2000

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Tons of Sea "Weed" Found Floating off California Surprise Authorities

  Apparently someone bringing marijuana to California (isn’t that an equivalent maxim to bringing coals to Newcastle?) dumped four tons into the ocean near Orange County. The 160 bales were found floating yesterday near Dana Point. There were approximately 7263 pounds according to Time magazine’s news feed which values the sea “weed” at around $3.6 million. Oddly enough, there is

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Missing Person in Trinity County

UPDATE: 11:08 a.m.: Channel 3 News is reporting that Jelinek was found and is being flown to the command post. ### [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Jim+Jam+Ridge,+Trinity,+California&aq=0&oq=jim+jam,+trinity+county,+california&sll=40.525283,-123.191071&sspn=1.246368,2.783661&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Jim+Jam+Ridge&ll=40.952222,-123.2975&spn=1.238401,2.783661&t=m&z=10&output=embed&w=425&h=350]   On May 20, 2012 at 6:00 am Christopher Jelinek left his residence on the coast to go for a run in Trinity County at the Jim Jam Trail near Denny/New River and was supposed to return

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Dragon Uneclipsed

Dragonfly warms his wings by our little backyard pond as the sun rises this morning.  Later, where will he be during the solar eclipse? Where will you be?  I’ll be watching with my community at our school. Remember to have some method of safely viewing the event. I’ve ordered some special glasses to view the sun but there homemade options,

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