Redding Cabbie Stabbed by 2 Attackers

On August 2, 2011 at 1:17 a.m., Mario Rodriguez, 59, of Redding, called 911 and reported he was in the parking lot of Mercy Medical Center. Rodriguez said he was bleeding and needed help. Officers arrived and Rodriguez had already… Continue Reading


No Looking Away; ‘Ghost Light’ Grips

What makes this world-premiere production so gripping is the same kind of prurient interest that might make us, in spite of ourselves, pick up a Murdoch tabloid: it “hacks” its way into an “inside” view of a “true” story, an under-the-skin peek at the turmoil of very well-known people in the throes of very public – and lurid – trauma.
In “Ghost Light,” the celebrity in question is noted theater guru Jonathan Moscone, artistic helmsman of the California Shakespeare Festival. And the lurid trauma is the 1978 murder of his father, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone. But what elevates this major new play, ethically and aesthetically, above the level of Fox News sleaze is that here the hacking is introspective, delving beyond sensational superficialities to tap the deepest spiritual wellsprings of its characters. Continue Reading


Video Explains Caltrans’ I-5 High Tension Cable Barrier Project

The California Department of Transportation in District 2 has made available a video explaining the benefits of cable median barrier on its webpage at The video (see below for a shorter version) explains how the cable median barrier works,… Continue Reading

College of Siskiyous Fall Semester to Begin Aug. 15

WEED – College of the Siskiyous (COS) provides transfer classes to four-year colleges, associate degrees, vocational certificate programs, job skills classes, and courses for personal enrichment and recreation. The College offers many services to students, including advising and counseling, two… Continue Reading


Shasta County Moms, Supporters Celebrate Breastfeeding Week

What: World Breastfeeding Week Celebration When: Thursday (Aug. 4), at 11 a.m. Where: Lake Redding Park Pavilion, 56 Quartz Hill Rd Shasta County moms, babies and breastfeeding supporters join with thousands across the state to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, a… Continue Reading

Mt Shasta Holds Art on the Block, Musicians’ Swap Meet, Jam

What: Art on the Block When: Saturday (Aug. 6), from 12-6 p.m. Where: 400 Block of North Mt. Shasta Blvd, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 Art on the Block is scheduled for Saturday, August 6, 2011 from noon to 6 p.m.,… Continue Reading