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


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