Letter to the Editor re Ruben James Porras: A Victim Speaks Out

Note: The Redding business person who wrote this letter asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation that could lead to the further loss of income and/or employment and damage to the person’s reputation. While anewscafe.com is not disclosing the letter-writer’s name, we… Continue Reading


Doni Interviews East Coast Social Media Expert: Fight Cyberbullies with Offensive & Defensive Strategies

Ira S. Wolfe, founder and chief social media strategist for Social Media Architects of Delmarva, was kind enough to answer some questions related to the Ruben Porras story. In this interview, Wolfe offers some insights about how businesses can use… Continue Reading


The Two Faces of the Redding, California Facebook Page

Major update 9/23/11, 10 a.m.: As of this morning, administration of the Redding, California Facebook page has been returned to Shawn Thompson, the original creator of the page. In an ironic twist of events, Ruben James Porras lost his admin rights… Continue Reading


Redding Woman Tackles Cyber Giant

Update: I’m removing names of businesses that were in the testimonials for Ruben because one of the businesses said they never wrote that testimonial – that Ruben created it. My apology for the error, and for any confusion. Note: This… Continue Reading


PHC, The Garden: Ask ‘Why’ and Watch Inspiration Bloom

“Why” is a word that begs an explanation. Like a seven-year-old.

* Why do you work all the time? Because …
* Why is it so hot? Because …
* Why are you building this garden?

Sometimes we explain things with stories. Think how … Continue Reading


Pink House Chronicles, The Garden: ‘How’ Your Garden Grows

Read Part 5 of “Pink House Chronicles – The Garden” here. Ah, the “H” question. In garden design, this is about all those practical considerations for bringing the ideas into physical reality. How will the new garden be built? By… Continue Reading


Pink House Chronicles, The Garden: Don’t Get Burned – Ask ‘When’

This is an interesting question to ask while working through your landscape planning. It has to do with the time you will use your outdoor spaces.

First there are the DAILY whens, each with different attributes: cool mornings, hot afternoons. Design your space for … Continue Reading


Pink House Chronicles – The Garden: Asking ‘Where’ Covers Lots of Ground

Read Part 3 of “Pink House Chronicles – The Garden” here. In the interrogative outline we’ve been exploring in our series, the “Where” part is about assessing your site and its immediate surroundings. This is almost as important as the… Continue Reading