Redding Pastor Experiences Egyptian Revolution Firsthand

From her bed on the 11th floor of an apartment building in Cairo, Egypt, not far from Tahrir Square, Redding’s Ann Muir listened to the sounds of gunfire and explosions below. It was a late January evening in this city… Continue Reading


Lean Fire Department Leaves Thin Margin for Error

In the firefighting profession, time is everything.

The loss of a minute on a call could mean the difference between a home being damaged or completely destroyed. Time can translate to a person being rescued or mortally trapped.

So when Redding Fire Chief Kevin Kreitman points to a map … Continue Reading


Redding Man Hopes Kenyan Water Project Will Replicate

We often hear stories about hunger and health problems occurring in Africa. Not often enough do we read about what’s being done to improve the situation. If conditions are going to improve on the continent, they’ll likely start to happen… Continue Reading


Jim’s Picks: New Shasta College Play and Original Senn Jazz

The five actors in the cast of Shasta College’s new spring play “Circle Mirror Transformation” could each probably teach acting at the Redding junior college. That might be part of the point.

Shasta theater instructor Robert Soffian occasionally gathers a skilled community cast and directs a dynamic … Continue Reading


Update: Suspect, Officers Named in Shooting

The man fatally shot during a traffic stop Monday in south Redding was identified this afternoon as 54-year-old Jose Venavides of Redding, who has “an extensive criminal history,” Shasta County Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Foster said. UPDATE, March 10: Today, the… Continue Reading


Rancheria Awards $10,000 to Veterans Walk of Honor

The Anderson Veterans Walk of Honor was the recipient of a special $10,000 grant award from the Redding Rancheria Community Fund tonight during its “A Year to Remember” dinner at the Win-River Casino Event Center. The Walk of Honor was… Continue Reading


Anderson Leaves Quite a Legacy With Community Foundation

Giving. It’s a concept that often seems so foreign amid a culture focused (obsessed?) on gaining and protecting wealth.

Kathy Ann Anderson has witnessed a different view in far Northern California, however. As CEO of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation since it began in 1999, Anderson has seen the beauty and positive results that have grown out of individuals, groups and organizations giving back to their communities … Continue Reading


Jim’s Picks: Yogi Says Fight Through the Cold

The wicked head cold is sliding into its third week. The nice thing is I’ve got company in the misery. Many I’ve been around and spoken to (humm?) have suffered the same affliction. Everyone says the same thing. Runny nose… Continue Reading