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Moon Lim Lee's Legacy

In 1985, Carole Lee remembers getting a call from then-President Ronald Reagan giving his condolences on the death of her father, Moon Lim Lee. Reagan referred to Lee as “a good man and a great friend.” Duane Heryford, who worked for Lee from 1953-1963, called him “a quiet, mild-mannered man who got the job done and loved people.”

Jonny Be Good

Electric blues rocker Jonny Lang is now a born-again Christian. About a decade ago, he faced a crossroads in his music career and personal life.

The Wright Sound

photos: Brent Van Auken rent Van Auken PILGRIM CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH WELCOMES A NEW MUSIC SERIES Designed by the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the late 1950s, the building is home of the United Church of Christ and has long been the venue for Shasta High School’s extravagant Madrigal Dinner.

The Beat Goes On

photos: Brent Van Auken Brent Van Auken WALES-BORN DRUMMER STEVE JOSEPH TEACHES WITH PASSION His students rarely know what to expect when they sit down for a lesson, but one thing they quickly learn—with Steve Joseph, they’re dealing with a drummer’s drummer.

Casting Call

The Shasta Mayflies were founded 10 years ago by former fishing guide Rachael Andras in response to her encounters with women who needed help with all things fly fishing. Begun with only a dozen members, the club now numbers almost 100 fly fishers—novice to expert—from throughout Northern California and Southern Oregon.

What A Journey

Photos: Tommy Corey & courtesy of Joe Corey tesy of Joe Corey THRU-HIKING THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL WITH REDDING'S JOE COREY Zigzagging through deserts, forests and alpine country, the Pacific Crest Trail is an American jewel. Legions of people come from around the world to explore swatches of the picturesque trail, by horse or on foot.

Well Preserved

Photos: Bret Christensen Bret Christensen GRIDLEY MUSEUM'S VOLUNTEER IS A NATIVE DAUGHTER RuthAnn King spends her days tending to the treasures inside the quaint Gridley Museum, which celebrates the cultural heritage of Gridley and Butte County.

Warp Speed

Story: Jon Lewis BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS SPEED WEEK It’s little more than desolation to some, yet to others it’s a land of enchantment and unlimited possibilities. It’s little more than desolation to some, yet to others it’s a land of enchantment and unlimited possibilities.

Pick Up Styx

Styx Bass Player Ricky Phillips Photos: Jason Powell and Jesse Zimmerman Rulli Zimmerman Rulli All of which makes the bassist for the band Styx a little nervous about the Sept. 11 gig at the downtown theater. “I’m hoping we don’t blow the roof off the place,” he says, laughing. “Putting an arena rock band in that little place? I’ve got two words: ear plugs.”

Model Behavior

Shasta Scale Modelers Replicate the Sundial Bridge Photos: Bret Christensen s: Bret Christensen What do you get when you fill a workspace with plastic, wood, metal, fishing line and the creative mind of Stan Freeman? A scale model of the Sundial Bridge. In collaboration with Mike Lindsey, founding member of Shasta Scale Modelers, Freeman skillfully turned out the replica in about 1,500 hours.
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