Why It’s Best To Call Journalists Back

All I really wanted to know when I called the Good News Rescue Mission’s office a week-and-a-half ago was one simple thing: What, pray tell, is the Mission’s capacity? That number was important to the story I was working on,… Continue Reading


Doni’s 2019 Redding Wish List

Welcome to 2019. If you’ve read this far, it means that you and I survived 2018; no small feat for many here in the north state considering the death and destruction wreaked by the Carr and Camp fires. Many ANC… Continue Reading


Shasta Dam Raise Blues

Until recently, the floodgates appeared wide-open on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s effort to raise the height of Shasta Dam by 18 ½ feet. Since Congress allocated $20 million in pre-construction funding for the project last spring, planning efforts have… Continue Reading


Holiday Gift Project for Kids No. 4: It’s Strictly for the Birds

Christmas may be over, but most kids are still out of school and need something to do other than watch TV. Today’s activity will make kids – and birds – happy. In the last few weeks I’ve shared some holiday… Continue Reading


Holiday Gift Projects for Kids: Bouquet Garni, Perfect for the Cooks in the Kids’ Lives

In terms of ease, making bouquet garni bags filled with dried herbs and seasonings is right up there with the simplicity of forcing bulbs for gifts, which we featured last week. Classic bouquet garni  are little bundles of dried herbs… Continue Reading