Tehama County


Just days after regulators launched an investigation into PG&E’s recent precautionary blackouts, the company released photos showing dozens of places where a major fire could have ignited last month.


Pacific Gas and Electric found more than 100 places across 16 counties where high winds caused major damage. 


Dean Strelau / Flickr Creative Commons

A Tehama County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a reportedly enraged man at the Jelly’s Ferry Bridge early yesterday (Monday). The man, identified as 45 year old Carl Thayer of Red Bluff, was struck three times and died at the scene. The incident occurred around 5:30 a.m. According to the sheriff’s office, Thayer and his 40-year-old ex-wife got into a verbal dispute while driving toward the Jelly’s Ferry Bridge, which is closed to traffic due to structural weaknesses.

Bus riders in Tehama County have something to look forward to. Authorities announced Wednesday that they’ll commence Saturday service on three routes beginning with the new year.

The service will link Red Bluff, Gerber, Tehama, Los Molinos and Corning. Buses will run between 8 a.m. and 3:45 pm on lines 1 and 2 and a special, Saturday only route 6. The Saturday bus service is being subsidized by a one-year grant from funds raised through the state’s cap and trade program.

  A Red Bluff city councilman arrested over a month ago in Florida is being returned to Tehama County.

Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen said the US Marshal’s Service is transporting Councilman Suren Patel, but gave no estimated arrival date.

Patel faces a series of felony charges, mainly related to a business he operated, an America’s Best Value Inn.

Joe Parks / Flickr, Creative Commons

In honor of the 100th birthday of our National Parks system, this week we head up the road to the alpine wilderness of Lassen Volcanic National Park—an international wonder, right here, that too few of us enjoy. Name any other national park where you can usually just show up in summer and grab a campsite.

Last year, 30,151 meals were served through the Tehama County Community Action Agency Senior Nutrition Program.

But getting that many meals on the plates of Tehama County seniors can be challenging, especially with little monetary backing. Juanita Rajanen, the program’s nutrition coordinator, says the program has seen years of funding cuts.

Up The Road: Wild Horse Sanctuary

Apr 13, 2016
Katey Barrett / Photo courtesy of the Wild Horse Sanctuary

Horses originated here in North America. Prehistoric ancestors of today’s equines migrated to Europe, Asia, and Africa but were frozen out here by the last ice age. Then horses came back: The thundering herds of old Westerns first escaped from Spanish explorers and soldiers.

An overhead view of Corning High School in Tehama County.

A report of armed men approaching Corning Union High School Monday morning was proved a hoax, but not before drawing a heavy police response and causing a two-hour lockdown.

Students and teachers were ordered to shelter in place after police received a report of two men, armed with shotguns or rifles, approaching the school. The report was received at 8:50 a.m.

Authorities from multiple agencies surrounded the building and began a thorough search. No armed men were located.

Corning High School Locked Down This Morning

Mar 21, 2016
An overhead view of Corning High School in Tehama County.

Update 11:50 a.m.

The Redding Record-Searchlight is reporting that a the lockdown was prompted by a report of two people armed with long guns near Corning High School.

The lockdown is now lifted. No was has been hurt. 


Cultivating Place: Organic Seed Alliance

Mar 17, 2016
Redwood Seeds

“Seed draws you in,” says Micaela Colley. “They capture your imagination,” Kalan Redwood adds.

Seeds are the alpha and the omega, the beginning and end of most plant life. This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by Micaela Colley, Executive Director of the Organic Seed Alliance based in Port Townsend, WA and Kalan Redwood of Redwood Seeds in eastern Tehama County. Redwood Seeds is a member of the Organic Seed Alliance's national network of organic seed growers. They provide us with environmental health, food, utility and incredible biodversity supporting all manner of life – join us to hear more about maintaining their integrity, diversity and supply.