Oregon Shakespeare Festival Kicks Off 82nd Season

ASHLAND, Ore.—The North State’s renowned theatrical neighbor to the north shows no signs of slowing down as it enters its 82nd season, delivering innovative Shakespeare, thought-provoking and relevant modern and historical plays, as well as delightful classical fare. The Oregon… Continue Reading


Annual Beef ‘N’ Brew Offers Winning Combination for Ranchers, Businesses

Not every good idea gains traction, but the concept cattlewoman Cathy Tobin brought to the city’s Downtown Business Association seven years ago turned out to be one people would sink their teeth into. Literally. The annual Beef ‘n’ Brew, scheduled… Continue Reading


OSF’s ‘Fingersmith’ An Inspiring Overseas Collaboration

Another season of innovative storytelling is underway on three stages to the north, heralding the eighth decade of theatrical excellence at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). Shakespeare fans will enjoy excellent productions of the comedic “Much Ado About Nothing” (read… Continue Reading


Community Advocate Known for High-End Custom Guitars

Jason Schroeder unlocks the door of his south Redding guitar workshop and steps into the unassuming, sunlit space. He’s just come from a meeting with businessmen Ed Rullman and Mike Dahl – wearing his “community advocacy hat” – but switches… Continue Reading

Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s New Building Quite a Production

ASHLAND, Ore.—‘Tis the season once again at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, our first-class theatrical neighbor some 140 miles north of Redding. As always, a mix of freshly interpreted classics by the Bard, original scripts and other dramas and comedies are… Continue Reading


Redding Teacher Prepares for Third Trip to Uganda

Regular readers of A News Café will recognize Alicia McCauley from her warm, funny blog, Pedals & Pencils, in which she shares both light and deeply poignant stories from her life journey. Alicia teaches first-grade at Boulder Creek School and… Continue Reading


Redding Woman Needs Kidney, Seeks to Educate Others

Jody Cushman is battling tough odds. You’d never know it talking to her—she’s positive, matter-of-fact, warm and friendly. She makes the best of a limited lifestyle, devoting her time to family and friends. For instance, she’s almost done with a… Continue Reading