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Child care chaos talking toll on working moms

Child care chaos talking toll on working moms

It’s being called the “she-session,” the “mom penalty” and the “mom-demic.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of women in the workplace has dropped by 1.8 million since the start of the pandemic, with the number of women working hitting its...

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Renewed appreciation for road bike riding

Renewed appreciation for road bike riding

The road seemed to go forever with a headwind that made it feel like I was sitting still instead of pedaling forward. I was afraid it would never end. Amazing what a difference a 90-degree turn can make. Suddenly I was moving. A smile crept across my face. It also...

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Caldor Fire’s scar a reminder of nature’s fragility

Caldor Fire’s scar a reminder of nature’s fragility

Tell me granite can’t burn and I’ll show you the remnants of the Caldor Fire. So many people, people much more knowledgeable about fire than me, had said the granite in the Sierra Nevada mountains would act as a natural fire break. They were wrong. So, very wrong. It...

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Chico store hosting book signings by Tahoe outdoor author

Chico store hosting book signings by Tahoe outdoor author

Chico Sports LTD will be hosting outdoor book author Kathryn Reed on Nov. 27, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18. She will be there starting at 10am this Saturday, and at 11am on the two Saturdays in December. Come out and say hello, then grab a copy of The Dirt Around Lake Tahoe:...

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Jack London park awash in hiking trails

Jack London park awash in hiking trails

We had a vague idea of where we were going, then let intuition and strangers help guide us. This was fortuitous because two women asked us if we were headed to the old redwood. We wondered, “What old redwood?” And off we went at their urging. “After logging the...

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Time to rethink the celebration of Thanksgiving

Time to rethink the celebration of Thanksgiving

How much of what I learned in school was the truth? It seems like every year there is another startling lie that comes to light. While disclosure of the truth is a good thing, I wonder how much more I have to unlearn or learn for the first time. It’s not news that...

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