A Young American Cowboy’s Ride of Passage – Part I: From Boy to Man

The year is 1958. I am 12, going on 13.

Bang! Awakened by the sound of a slamming screen door, my eyes open to see a thousand stars through limbs of a giant pine tree.

Where am I? Oh, yeah, Carl’s ranch. Dad drove us out here last night and we slept in the back of the pickup under the pines. It smells good. We’ve been coming here three years, since we moved to our new ranch on Mojo Lane in Redding’s Churn Creek Bottom. Continue Reading


Riverland’s Project Hope: Under the Radar, But Not for Long

Along I-5, south of Knighton Road, there is an 80-acre piece of Redding in the County. This parcel of Churn Creek Bottom land also has Sacramento River frontage containing a remaining piece of the original forested river margin. Riverland Open… Continue Reading


A News Cafe Citizen Report: Notes From a Churn Creek Bottom Debate in Cottonwood

Note from Doni ~A News Cafe’s own Canda Williams, sales  and marketing representative, as well as a Lake California resident, attended last week’s debate about the proposed Churn Creek Bottom development, ‘Churn Creek Commons’, in Cottonwood.  Below is her citizen… Continue Reading


Churn Creek Bottom Residents Deliver Petitions Protesting Shopping Mall

Opponents of a shopping mall planned for the Churn Creek Bottom area south of Redding delivered petitions bearing 11,329 signatures — far more than the 6,500 needed — to the Shasta County Elections Department today (Aug. 30). Below, read what… Continue Reading


Churn Creek Bottom Homeowners and Friends Gather Signatures

Churn Creek Bottom Homeowners and Friends are currently making a last ditch stand to stop the massive shopping mall planned for I-5 at Knighton Road in south Redding. Organizer Becky Anderson said the group hopes to get the matter to… Continue Reading