Labor Day Tales: Blood, Guts, Gift Wrap and Daycare

(Editor’s note: This is an encore column that was originally published in 2013.) When asked to name some of my most challenging jobs, I tend to recall employment of my youth, before I turned 30. I’ll leapfrog over my earliest… Continue Reading


Council Adopts Airbnb Ordinance; Holds Off on a Touchy HOPE Van Policy; Limits Butane Sales; and Grants Hefty Raises to Electric Workers

The Redding City Council moved Tuesday to acknowledge—and legalize—a fast-growing component of the new sharing economy by voting for an ordinance regulating the Web-based, short-term rentals of homes through businesses like Airbnb. With a 5-0 vote, the council adopted an… Continue Reading


Free Therapy #78: How We Heal Our Relationships Part 3

“Anger makes you smaller while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.” Cherie Carter-Scott In previous columns in this series, I have attempted to lay out the bread crumbs necessary for us to find our way back to… Continue Reading


Council Gives Dignity Health’s Wellness Center a Boost; Hikes Electric Rates; OKs Johannessen’s Veterans Clinic; and Approves Oregon Gulch Open Space Project

Dignity Health’s plans for a $50 million wellness center on riverfront property behind the former Raley’s supermarket on Hartnell Avenue picked up steam Tuesday with a unanimous Redding City Council vote to OK a non-binding letter of intent for the… Continue Reading


Public High-Speed Internet in Downtown and Solar Power Highlight Adam McElvain’s Council Campaign

A municipal Internet service, a beefed-up police force and an emphasis on solar energy will be the focus of Adam McElvain’s campaign for the Redding City Council, he said Tuesday at a rally in downtown Redding. McElvain, 36, envisions an… Continue Reading