For some Shasta County residents, the “county fair” is not the Shasta District Fair that occurs in Anderson every June. No, it’s the very folksy, agriculture-intensive Intermountain Fair in McArthur every Labor Day weekend. The Intermountain Fair begins its five-day… Continue Reading
The best downtowns are 16/6 districts — they are lively places at least 16 hours a day, 6 days a week. The worst downtowns are those that stand largely abandoned, but nearly as depressing are those that operate almost exclusively from 8 to 5 on weekdays.
Redding has an 8-to-5 downtown for the most part. Sure, there are signs of life at other times, especially just south of the mall. In general, though, the sidewalks are largely deserted by 6 o’clock. In fact, the sidewalks are pretty empty most of the time … Continue Reading
It’s been many years (I won’t reveal exactly how many) since I had to worry about finding my classroom and meeting new teachers on the first day of school. Yet, that first-day-of-school apprehension returns to me every year about this… Continue Reading
If you drove through the Interstate 5-Highway 89 interchange last week, you might have noticed traffic counters across the roadways and freeway ramps, and even some Caltrans personnel alongside the road, watching how traffic flows. Caltrans intends to use the… Continue Reading
If there’s one thing everyone in Siskiyou County can agree on, it’s that the Department of Fish and Game is convening a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, to talk about increasing water for coho salmon in the… Continue Reading
We serious journalists would never write a story simply as an excuse to run a photograph. Except that’s what I’m doing right now, and here’s why. Just about anyone who has ever scaled Kanaka Peak on the seat of a… Continue Reading