Redding’s Flimsy Code Enforcement Leaves Citizens to Fend for Themselves

Editor’s note: Shelly Shively wrote this piece to present during the Redding City Council meeting’s public comment period Tuesday evening.  I’m an Airbnb host who lives in one of Redding’s oldest, most quaint neighborhoods. I pay 12 percent of my… Continue Reading


From Prague to Pizza, David to the Duomo: Art Journal Chronicles European Vacation

A News Cafe.com’s Doni Chamberlain has written about  the recent European adventure that she and I took during Thanksgiving. This is my second trip with Doni to the Czech Republic, where Doni’s son and daughter-in-law live in Ostrava. This was… Continue Reading


By Design: Cull the Christmas Past to Make Room for Christmas Future

Here we are. Another January. Another new year. While packing away all the Christmas decorations, and hauling the tree to the curb, I noticed the neighborhood trash bins stuffed beyond overflowing with crushed boxes and colorful – mostly red and… Continue Reading


Acclaimed Artist’s Work Spans from Argentina to America: ‘Art Saved My Life’

As the curator of  O Street Gallery, I have the pleasure of finding  artistic treasure to exhibit. Sometimes, the treasure finds me. Meet Rosa Fabrello Moore, one of O Street Gallery’s artists featured in the September 21 – January 9 exhibit.… Continue Reading


Anatomy of a Room Makeover: ‘Oops’ Paint, Then Start With Art

Three hours of painting, $7.50 in supplies, and two hours of rearranging furniture, accessories and art equals happy twins. I’ve been involved as a designer in my twin Doni’s house since the day she bought it in 2010. What a blast… Continue Reading


John Harper, Shasta College Art Teacher: O’ St. Gallery Will Feature Students’ Work

As curator of  O’ Street Gallery, I am pleased to speak with John Harper. He’s largely responsible for initiating the Shasta College Art Department Student Exhibit at O’ Street Gallery. The student exhibit runs from Jan. 18 to March 18. … Continue Reading