Musician Rich Driver Headlines ArtHop After-Party

Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant, aNewsCafe.com and HawkMan Studios invite you to the ArtHop After-Party featuring live music by Rich Driver Singer-songwriter Rich Driver takes the music he loves, alt-country, pop, and rock, and blends them into style he likes… Continue Reading

Get Outta Town: Mother Nature’s Fireworks Light Up Lava Beds

A few days before all the patriotic pyrotechnic madness that is the 4th of July in Redding, Anderson and elsewhere, get outta town to see Mother Nature’s fireworks – the night sky above Lava Beds National Monument. Learn why Lava… Continue Reading


Fish Steal the Show Saturday at Koi Club’s 2011 Pond Tour

“The Whale,” a 13-year-old yellow Ogon carp, lives peacefully in an aquatic sanctuary in Renee and Gary Ottsman’s Redding backyard. He’s the oldest of 15 fish that share the landscaped, precision-filtered pond that Renee and Gary excavated two years ago,… Continue Reading


Take Dad ‘Outta Town’ for Music, Merriment and Mud Bugs

The tiny river town of Isleton was home to the state’s largest crawdad festival until last year, when it outgrew its original riverfront home and migrated to the North State. Now, North State residents can feast on crawdads, crayfish, mud… Continue Reading

‘Get Outta Town’ to Ride the Rails

Rewind to Dunsmuir in the early 1920s. Population: 3,100. Over 1,000 were employed by the railroad. Dunsmuir dates its railroad history even further, to the late 1880s, when the Central Pacific Railroad (later, Union Pacific) built a roundhouse, turntable, depot,… Continue Reading