Sunday, August 14, 2016

Guardian Angels Descend on Redding with Sean Rodgers
Photo by Joe McGarity
The Fantom Penguin spoke with Sean Rodgers, the Regional Director of the Alliance of the Guardian Angels about the formation of their new Redding Chapter.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Geoengineering Lawsuits on the Horizon with Bill Blackwell

Photo by Joe McGarity

The Fantom Penguin has learned that state and federal governments face lawsuits over the use of aerosol-spraying aircraft without the proper permits and that these lawsuits will be filed within the next sixty days. There's even a chance these cases will be filed locally, in the Redding area.

The Fantom Penguin spoke with attorney Bill Blackwell:

Thursday, July 28, 2016

EPA Vague about How Much Public Interest Constitutes “Enough”

The Fantom Penguin has obtained a copy of a letter sent to EPA Region 9 by Citizens for Clean Air:

75 Hawthorne Street, 12th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105

Re:  DEADLINE for requests: July 31, 2016

Dear Presiding Administrative Officer Jesse Lueders,

After contacting the Record Searchlight, the Chico Enterprise Record and the Plumas County News, it became clear that no one has heard of the PSD permit modification your agency is proposing.
  • Has EPA Region 9 contacted local stakeholders via mail? How many have been contacted?
  • Has EPA Region 9 placed notices in any local newspapers detailing the permit modification?
  • What threshold do citizens have to meet in order to trigger a public hearing? 
  • Will we receive the threshold requirements prior to the end of the July 31, deadline?
.Please grant everyone a public hearing regarding the Collins Pine Company PSD permit modification to install and operate a dry electrostatic precipitator (ESP) to replace the facility’s current wet ESP.

Citizens For Clean Air formally requests both a public hearing and an EXTENSION of the July 31, 2016 deadline.  Local residents deserve a fair process, one that allows for the difficult nature of networking in rural area.

Thank you,

Celeste Draisner
Media Affairs Specialist
Citizens For Clean Air

Friday, June 24, 2016

Who is John Brentley Casiday?
Photo by Joe McGarity

Brentley Casiday and his brother-in-law Sean Merritt sat down with the Fantom Penguin for a frank discussion about Brent's life, military service and the affects of PTSD.  June 27 is National PTSD awareness day.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

What Really Happened at the Movies
Photo by Joe McGarity

The family of the man who was arrested at Movies 14 in Redding speaks out about the incident.  They are asking the public to support their brother in court:

Monday, June 20, 2016
1:30 pm

Shasta County Courthouse
1500 Court Street
Redding, CA


Friday, June 17, 2016

How to Make a Living as an Actor with Chris Kriesa
Photo by Joe McGarity

Chris Kriesa spoke to the Fantom Penguin about his career as a professional actor and acting workshop to be held in Redding, on June 18, 2016.

Acting for Camera with Chris Kriesa

Thursday, February 25, 2016

On Patrol with Earl Allen Boek
Photo by Joe McGarity
The Fantom Penguin rode along with Earl Allen Boek and discussed the role of neighborhood watch and of citizens in protecting their own neighborhoods.

Boek also discussed an incident where he deployed his pepper spray.  He has been charged with assault and faces three years if convicted.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Saving Schreder Planetarium

Photo by Joe McGarity

The Shasta County Board of Education met on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in the Shasta County Office of Education building on Magnolia Street in Redding. Although it was not on the meeting agenda, several citizens attended the meeting to express their desire to see Schreder Planetarium remain open after a Facebook page titled Save Redding's Planetarium indicated thousands of people were potentially “interested” in attending the school board meeting.  Although only about a half a dozen spoke at the meeting, all expressed the opinion that a way should be found to prevent the facility from closing. The Fantom Penguin had the opportunity to speak to Nathan Fairchild, Manager of Schreder Planetarium.