I was fortunate enough to speak with legend Merle Haggard for this week's print edition of the Observer. Aside from being in awe each time he mentioned Willie Nelson, Lake Shasta (his home for many years, which he refers to in multiple songs) or Johnny Cash, I was particularly struck by our quick di ... More >>
Will the Rangers strike out against Jennie Bueno?
A lawsuit stemming from this ugly incident in Oakland in 2004 is so nasty it makes this photo of the brawl look almost quaint. This almost unbelievable item comes to Unfair Park courtesy our sister paper in Oakland, the East Bay Express, which today breaks the news that a lawsuit involving Your Tex ... More >>
Two hours north of Sacramento, California, is a town called Redding, which bills itself as "California's Natural Getaway." Among its points of interest are the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, the Lake Shasta Caverns, Lassen Volcanic National Park and other man-made attractions. Chief among the latter i ... More >>