Mistress of the Mix: Thankful


I feel sorry for Thanksgiving. It's a great holiday. So unique, so North American, so full of mashed potatoes and gravy. It's such a warm and fuzzy holiday that bridges the gap between the Christian idea of giving a shout out to God for putting food on our plates and the Pagan practice of recognizing the [...] Read More


DUI/Driver License Checkpoint(0)

The Redding Police Department will conduct a DUI and driver license checkpoint within the city limits of Redding on Tuesday, November 25th. The Redding Police Department does not announce the time or ...

Community Announcements

Performers Wanted at Winter Rink Downtown(4)

The City of Redding is looking for musical talent to come and perform at the Winter Rink Downtown. There will be a stage set up and we are looking for a variety of groups to come and perform on the ev...


Writings of a Wanderer: Whirlwind Trip to Italy Begins in Naples(0)

In October, my husband Richard and I celebrated our marriage with a honeymoon in Italy. It was our first trip to Europe. It was the adventure of a lifetime. We created our own itinerary, which include...

Great Outdoors

The Bear Facts: A Conversation with Pete Figura – Bears are Common Redding Visitors(7)

You may recall that Sunday, a black bear romped through my Garden Tract neighborhood in Redding. He made a stop on my roof and exited through my back yard before touring other parts of downtown. Event...

Community Announcements

Change in NVCSS Board Leadership(1)

On November 10th, after nearly 27 years of volunteer service to Northern Valley Catholic Social Service (NVCSS) Board of Directors, Dr. Dave Gasman has stepped down from the role of Board President. D...


City Council Votes Benefit Both Veterans and Domestic Violence Victims(1)

Veterans and victims of domestic violence both received help from the Redding City Council this week. In the first case, former state Sen. Maurice Johannessen’s dream of an independent living comple...


Best Part of Thanksgiving: Creamy Pumpkin Pie(0)

Editor's note: this is a best-of A News Cafe column originally published on November 22, 2008. Thanksgiving is full of family traditions, food memories, and of course hours of fantastic kitchen fun fo...


Lastest City Council Spat Centers Over Turtle Bay Land Sale(2)

The Redding City Council found time for one last squabble before new members are seated next month, and on Tuesday the subject again was the sale of 14 acres of land to the McConnell Foundation to all...


Cranberries: Thanksgiving’s Crowning Glory(3)

  Face it. Turkey's a wonderfully versatile bird. But turkey aside, I must say that I'm partial to this Spiced Orange Cranberry Relish recipe. I make it every year. I love its color, so deep an...

Up on The Rooftop, Black Bear Paws(12)

Some years back, I was driving through Igo late one night. I slammed on my brakes as I rounded a corner. There, in the middle of the road, staring at me through the windshield, was a huge mountain lio...

Community Events

Winter Rink Downtown Coming to Redding(1)

The City of Redding Recreation Division and Viva Downtown Redding are pleased to announce “Winter Rink Downtown” presented by Shasta Regional Medical Center. “Winter Rink Downtown” is a unique...


A Writing Lineage Shines Through in the Work of Singer-Songwriter Curtis McMurtry, who Performs Tuesday in Redding(3)

Although many of his characters are tormented, disillusioned, sad, despondent and often full of recrimination, singer-songwriter Curtis McMurtry himself is a rather chipper person. On his Facebook pag...

Matt’s Chats with Colin Wright; Redding is Among World Traveler’s Upcoming Stops(12)

Meet Colin Wright, a renaissance man of the digital age.  His internet footprint is a wonder to behold but I think his travel habits are truly mind blowing.  Every four months he moves to a new coun...


UPDATE : Attempted Homicide on Churn Creek Road(0)

On November 15th, 2014, at around 11:25 p.m., Redding Police officers responded to the 3600 block of Churn Creek Road regarding a possible gunshot victim. Upon arrival in the area, officers located Mi...

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