Tag Archive for ‘Redding CA’

Thanksgiving Calls for Favorite Recipes

Editor’s note: this is a best-of A News Cafe column that originally ran on November 23, 2010. My pink house isn’t finished enough yet for me to host a meal, so it’s the sisters’ Thanksgiving event at twin Shelly’s house. Sister Bethany will bring an organic turkey from St. Helena, as well as items for the olive platter, [...]

Turtle Bay Welcomes New Pond Turtles

Turtle Bay Exploration Park recently welcomed four baby Western Pond Turtles. Turtle Bay is part of a Conservation Program with Sonoma State, San Francisco Zoo, and Oakland Zoo to help native pond turtles. “We wanted to be part of making a direct impact on animals beyond education and thought what better animal to help than [...]

Community Advocate Known for High-End Custom Guitars

Jason Schroeder unlocks the door of his south Redding guitar workshop and steps into the unassuming, sunlit space. He’s just come from a meeting with businessmen Ed Rulliman and Mike Dahl – wearing his “community advocacy hat” – but switches easily to the labor that pays the bills, gives him schedule flexibility, and, most notably, [...]

Shasta Historical Society Receives Governor’s Historic Preservation Award

The Shasta Historical Society received the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award from Governor Brown for the documentary, The Wright Time: A History of the Pilgrim Congregational Church. This award is the only official preservation award presented by the State of California to worthy recipients in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of historic preservation. The Shasta Historical [...]

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Shasta State Historic Park Partner for the Annual “Old Time Holiday” Celebration

The National Park Service and California State Parks are gearing up for their annual “Old Time Holiday” celebration on Saturday, December 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Follow in the footsteps of miners who in 1849, after preparing a holiday meal in Shasta, traveled to Whiskeytown to share their food and cheer!  The events will [...]

Just Sayin’: Of Death and Taxes

Well, there you have two subjects that I bet just made you just want to pop open this blog and get right to it! These are two subjects with which each and every one of us has to deal in some form or another. Who was it, Mark Twain, Ben Franklin, Will Rogers? Someone very [...]

Nature: My Life as a Turkey

All of us have, at one time or another, wondered what it would be like to live another life: to survive Hell Week with the Navy SEALS, to become a famous pop star, to disappear into a foreign country and learn to pass as a native. Naturalist Joe Hutto took the chance to do exactly [...]

Performers Wanted at Winter Rink Downtown

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 evenings of December 20 through January 5 (excluding December 25). There will be thirty minute [...]

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 [...]

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

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 included seeing four cities in 10 days: Naples, Rome, Florence and Venice. Richard and I learned the basics of the [...]

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