Agriculture Secretary Urges Green Builders to Use Wood

The findings of a new U.S. Forest Service study indicate that wood should factor as a primary building material in green building, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. The authors of Science Supporting the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Using… Continue Reading


Shasta View-Old Alturas Intersection to Close for Roundabout Construction

Motorists are reminded that the intersection of Shasta View Drive and Old Alturas Road will be closed to all traffic from 7 p.m. Friday (August 19) to 6 a.m. Monday, August 29, while crews work to construct a roundabout. Motorists… Continue Reading


Video Explains Caltrans’ I-5 High Tension Cable Barrier Project

The California Department of Transportation in District 2 has made available a video explaining the benefits of cable median barrier on its webpage at The video (see below for a shorter version) explains how the cable median barrier works,… Continue Reading

Southbound I-5 Offramp at Riverside to Close Sunday

The southbound off-ramp to Riverside Drive will be closed on Sunday, July 24, 2011 between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. to install stop signs and striping on the overcrossing. An all-way stop will be installed at the southbound ramp and on the overcrossing, facilitating left turn movements from the southbound ramp to Riverside Drive. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers during installation and changeable message signs (CMS) will placed in both directions on Riverside Drive for the first week, alerting motorists to the new stop signs. Continue Reading


Redding School of Arts: So Green It’s Platinum – Part 1

Construction on the new Redding School of the Arts campus is underway. During a media event held this morning at the McConnell Foundation, Foundation president and CEO Lee Salter and principal architect at Trilogy Architecture James Theimer gave a presentation… Continue Reading