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It was a great weekend at Pleasant Valley High School at Relay for Life for 2015. Even though the weather was being a bit temperamental  at times lots of folks came out and help fight against cancer. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Mix booth and signed up for the concert tickets. We'll announce the winners soon. You'll find more pictures from this years event on the photo page here on KMXI.COM and on our Facebook page.  Finally don't forget, next weekend Paradise holds their Relay For Life get together. Just keep listening for the details.  And a big thanks for everyone who came out and helped continue the fight against cancer!  Well done people!

 

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It's turning out to be another fantastic weekend in Northern California!  The sunrise this morning was spectacular as it came up over the foothills to our east!  Below is just a small example from the area just above Butte Creek Canyon.

 

 

photo credit: Mark Chase/KMXI.COM

 

 You can see more shots from the canyon this morning on our Facebook page.  Click the link and enjoy.  In the comments section, share your best shot from one of YOUR weekend adventures and you could be a winner! We'll pick one comment/photo at random to win a "Mix Summer Swag Bag" with lots of cool stuff including tickets to your CHOICE of EITHER Six Flags Discovery Kingdom OR Raging Waters in Sacramento!

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You might have heard Manley in the Morning talking about this earlier this morning on the show and here's the video to go along with his story. The harassment of women on the streets of Peru is a pretty serious issue. But this is what happens when a couple of mothers go "undercover" to catch their sons in the act? Let's just say, I wouldn't want to take part of the conversation around their dinner table that night.

 

 

 

 

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It's Veteran's Day 2014. If you are a veteran or are currently service, first off.... Thank You! Thank you for your service and sacrifice.  We appreciate your honor, loyalty, and dedication  to the nation and your fellow Americans.  Many businesses out there, both local and national appreciate your service too. On this day many of them step up and  offers free meals and products, while others offer a wide variety of discounts on goods and services to veterans, active duty, and their spouses.

 

 

Locally Cal Java on the Skyway and Lovely Layers Cakery on Park Ave has some Veteran's Day Specials for you. If you're a vet and you plan on taking your spouse out to dinner tonight, there are also a rather large number of free meals being offered from local franchise operators of regional and national chains. You can find that list here. There are also numerous other businesses offering miltary and veterans discounts this Veteran's Day. You can find those here.  Not all of these businesses have locations in the North Valley, but a great number of them do. However, there may be a few restrictions and other rules governing the giveaways so be sure to check ahead to ensure the offers are available.  And again veterans.......Thank You for your service and your sacrifice. Enjoy your day. Veteran's Day 2014!

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It's been a while since we have heard any new music from John Ondrasik and Five For Fighting. John has been keeping busy though, scoring music for movies like The Blind Side and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. He's a big hockey fan too, blogging for the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and even performing at a couple of games. 

 

Last night, he showed up in primetime on CBS with a new original song helping to celebrate the 100th episode of the hit crime drama Hawaii 5-0. The song is called "All For One." It's new music from an old MIX friend so give it a listen and enjoy!

 

 

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We've heard stories out of Hollywood and from the music industry about the pressures that many female performers have faced when it comes to looking thinner, younger, and sexier.  In recent years those stories have become more frequent as we learn these pressures aren't  just limited to high profile actresses and singers. It  might very well be happening to you or someone you know. Mix Superstar Colbie Caillat is one performer that has been subjected to these pressures first hand and takes on the topic on her new album "Gypsy Heart" and with the new single "Try." The song and video are generating a lot of conversation on the topic. You may have heard the song and it's powerful message on the air over the weekend and now we have the video for you. The song lyrics and accompanying video send a powerful message to women everywhere. Young or old, famous or not .....be yourself and don't give in to the pressure. Let your true beauty shine through.  Give the song a listen, watch the video.....then let us know what you think about the video/topic or if you feel comfortable doing it, share a personal story or experience.  Thanks for watching and being a part of the Mix Online Family!

 

 

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Halloween is generally a time of fun and games for humans both young and old. However for your pets, it can be a time of stress and fear. The ASPCA has put together a Top Ten list of safety reminders that can keep the stress and fear at a minimum for your pets and the Halloween holiday more fun for you.

 

 

Most of these items are just common sense, however a little reminder once in a while isn't necessarily a bad thing.  Check out the list for yourself here and make the night safe, stress free, and enjoyable for all.

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Looking to Help Fire Victims In Weed? Here's How.

 

 

We gathered some info from the Enterprise Record about places where you can make donations to help victims of the Boles Fire in Weed...
In Chico, the store Anika Burke, 211 Main. St., is taking personal items such as toiletries, socks, snacks, diapers, baby shampoo. Owner Anika Kronmiller is a Weed resident for part of the year. She's also looking for zipping plastic food bags of all sizes to repackage goods, as requested by relief organizations in her town.

Cleanrite-Buildrite, 1200 W. East Ave., is also collecting personal items, adult and children's clothing, toys, household items.

Alternative Energy Systems is another drop-off point for donations and will be accepting items from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Friday at 13620 Highway 99, in north Chico.

In Paradise, a newly formed group called Passionate about Paradise is collecting goods at 6400 Skyway, across from H and R Block, from 5-7 p.m today, and noon to dark until a box trailer is filled.

A Boles Fire-specific fund has been set up for contributions. Information is available by calling 244-1219. And donations can be made on the website, www.shastarcf.org

Financial donations can also be made through the Red Cross of Northeastern California. Checks made out to the American Red Cross, with a Boles Fire memo note, can be mailed to 2125 E. Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA, 95991. Contributions can be made online at www.redcross.org/nec. A phone number for the Yuba City office is 673-1460, according to the website.

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Richard Kiel, an actor and author with local ties, passed away Wednesday in Fresno at the age of 74. While the name might not be immediately recognizable to many today,  his on screen presence was unmistakeable and made him a perfect fit to play  "Jaws"  in two James Bond flicks "The Spy Who Loved Me" and  "Moonraker."  His 54 year career earned him credits dating back to 1960 including appearances on  TV shows like "The Rifleman, The Twilight Zone, Lassie, and many other TV shows and  movies through the years including the yet to be released romantic comedy titled "The Engagement Ring." 

 

While Kiel may be best known for his role as the ultimate steel toothed Bond villain, you might be surprised to learn that he spent  time early in his career here in Chico. In 1963 Kiel worked at KHSL TV  as writer, producer, and star of a Saturday morning children's program called "The Paul Bunyan Show."  During the course of the Paul Bunyan Show, kids from across the North Valley got to enter the fantasy world of Paul Bunyan  and listen to enthralling stories from a man who was as tall as the trees he chopped down.

 

                                                           Photo Credit: Dino Corbin/KHSL TV

 

Since  "The Paul Bunyan Show" was a live production at the KHSL studios,  no known video exists of the broadcasts and only a few photos are known to still be in existence.  In this rare photo from the set of the show,  you can tell these  children are in awe of the  gentle giant with a toothy grin that would go on to become one of the, if not the, most iconic Hollywood villains. 

 

Kiel had been reportedly hospitalized in Fresno earlier this week after suffering a broken leg, but officials at St Agnes Hospital refused to give a cause of death or release any other details surrounding his passing. Richard Kiel was 74 when he passed away . A page has been set up at Legacy.com for fans who would like to send their condolences. To do so, just click here.

 

Official Richard Kiel Fan Club

 

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Coming up this weekend, it's the return of a Chico tradition....A Taste of Chico!   Sunday, between noon and four, we'll be  celebrating the sights, sounds, AND tastes of  Downtown Chico. You can find us on 4th Street right across from the open air art gallery and the Snapshots Photo Booth. Be sure to stop by our booth wearing your MIX shirt and we'll have something cool for you just for "Showing Off Your Mix!"  Plus, you'll have a chance to sign up to win luxury box seats for the Elton John show coming up at Sleeptrain Arena courtesy of Penney and Associates!  Tickets for A Taste of Chico are available now at Tri Counties Bank, Diamond W Western Wear, Made In Chico, Formal Education, and online at DowntownChico.Net .  We also have chances for you to win inside the VIP Club at KMXI.COM.  It's going to be  a  great weekend to get out there and enjoy yourself. Be sure to make A Taste of Chico a part of your weekend plan! 

 

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