Debate on Free Speech at the Library Continues

A debate over free speech as it relates to distributing information in front of the Redding Library will begin a new chapter on March 2, when the Shasta Public Library Advisory Committee meets to discuss its proposed regulations. At issue… Continue Reading


2 Young Talents to Shine in Symphony’s ‘Beauty Rising’

It’s an achievement to play a challenging piece of music accurately while maintaining good tone. Anthoni Polcari accomplishes both of those tasks, yet takes his artistry a step further. “There’s something intangible about his caliber of talent,” says North State… Continue Reading


Jim’s Picks: Park Marina Below Cypress, Dry Branch & 127 Hours

I’m pleased the Cypress Avenue Bridge has been widened and reopened with safe, separated pedestrian and bicycle lanes. But I’m even more thrilled that Park Marina Drive below the Cypress Bridge has finally reopened. Losing that route for years was… Continue Reading


Redding Mayor Joins In Movement To Save Redevelopment

Redding Mayor Missy McArthur joined a group of some 100 city leaders and industry lobbyists who traveled to Sacramento on Thursday to oppose California Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to discontinue redevelopment agencies statewide. McArthur attended a hearing of the state… Continue Reading


Jacob Berlinghoff Pleads Not Guilty To Abuse Charges

The father of a 15-year-old girl who was missing for a month with her uncle pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that he fondled her in 2008. Jacob Berlinghoff, 33, entered the plea during an arraignment hearing before Shasta… Continue Reading


Vodka Swan Song: Slam Buckra Dies at 53

The north state has lost one of its most compelling artists. Musician and artist Slam Buckra died Friday at age 53. He had base of tongue cancer and had been sick for well over a year. Slam came to Shasta… Continue Reading


County’s 1st Female Undersheriff to Face Plenty of Tests

This month, Sheila Ashmun broke new terrain by becoming Shasta County’s first female undersheriff. Ashmun is No. 2 in command, the highest rank a female officer has held with the department. A veteran of 20 years in Shasta County law enforcement… Continue Reading


Group Aims to Alleviate Homeless ‘Hide-and-Seek’ Issue

With a Wednesday deadline looming for homeless people to vacate a camping spot where they’ve been living near Clear Creek Bridge, the newly formed Redding Safe Camp Homeless Alliance met this morning to discuss options for finding safe land for… Continue Reading