Clover Fire Survivors Share Stories of Escape

IGO, Calif.—As residents left homeless by the Clover Fire sift through rubble, tales of narrow escapes and altruistic neighbors continue to emerge from a community rallying to absorb and rebuild.  The 8,073-acre blaze, which scorched about 11 square miles of woodland… Continue Reading


Events Mark 50th Anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

REDDING, Calif. – Starting this weekend, a potpourri of events will take place in Shasta County to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most famous speeches of all times: Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” address before… Continue Reading


Local Author Introduces Book on the Sacramento River

A stunning new book written by Anderson resident Bob Madgic gives historical, poetic, narrative, and photographic homage to that stirring flow of water that defines our region in so many ways: the Sacramento River. Bob is sharing about his book… Continue Reading

Looking for Summer Fun? Head to Ashland for An Outdoor Play

ASHLAND, Ore.—Summertime means outdoor theater in this cozy hamlet some 140 miles north of Redding. Many north state residents join visitors throughout the West Coast at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) for stellar performances on the repertory company’s full-scale Elizabethan… Continue Reading


Task Force Invites Community to Help Students Reach Higher

Shasta County education officials kicked off a countywide initiative Monday aimed at improving students’ chances of educational and economic success after high school. During a Women’s Fund lunchtime forum in the Redding Library’s community room, the audience of nearly 130… Continue Reading


Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s New Season is Director’s Last

ASHLAND, Ore. – It’s a bittersweet season for those behind the scenes at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. After 33 seasons as executive director, Paul Nicholson will be retiring when curtains close this fall. A replacement search is underway, with the… Continue Reading


Red Rabbit Leaps into Conversations about New Sac Airport Terminal

Meet the red rabbit. This 56-foot-long aluminum sculpture by Denver artist Lawrence Argent is a centerpiece of the Sacramento airport’s new $1 billion terminal, which opened Oct. 6. According to the Associated Press, its looming presence has already inspired the… Continue Reading


Slideshow: A Hike in Lassen Park

This is a beautiful time of year to explore our spectacular neighbor to the east, Lassen Volcanic National Park. Saturday (Sept. 24) is a fee free day at national parks — a good time to pack a picnic, camera and… Continue Reading

Day 3 of ‘Taken By Two Wheels’: Building the Trails, Bringing the Family

A small but visionary few have shaped — and continue shaping — the network of North State biking trails we know today. Here’s how it all started, how one Redding family celebrates their cycling time together, and how our community’s… Continue Reading


Day 2 of ‘Taken By Two Wheels’: Trailblazers of the North

Long before mountain biking became an Olympic sport, a small group of North State trailblazers experimented with what a bicycle could do on rough trails and old mining roads. In Day 2 of A News Cafe’s cycling series, “Taken By… Continue Reading