15-year-old Redding Movie Reviewer Wins Worldwide Contest

Q: Hey, Robert, I know you’re a busy guy, what with producing your movie reviews that appear here on aNewsCafe.com, going to school and doing homework, your “Oliver!” play practice … and, did I forget anything else? A:  I also play… Continue Reading


Teenage Movie Reviewer: ‘I knew what I was meant to do’

Q: Hi, Robert. I’m excited to announce that you’ll be one of A News Cafe.com’s newest contributors. You will have a regular movie review column, complete with your videos, based upon your existing reviews. But before we begin your column, I… Continue Reading


Happy Holidays to All of You – From All of Us

Start with the fact that this is a crazy-busy time of year. Compound that with the realization that most of the folks affiliated with  anewscafe.com are among the most active and involved people I know. So what was I thinking when I tried to organize… Continue Reading


You’re Invited: Family Justice Center Opens Today

The warmest, most cheerful space in the new Shasta Family Justice Center in downtown Redding is the Stagecoach Room at the east end of the main hall. So-called because Wells Fargo Bank sponsored it, the room is designed to be a safe and welcoming place for children caught in a family violence crisis. A window in one wall looks into a small adjacent room where parents can meet with a facilitator and still keep an eye on their children. Continue Reading

Shasta County: Happy Employees Make Happy Nominations

Photos by Mike Burke Press release by Anna Bengtsson. At a breakfast awards ceremony April 21 at the Win-River Casino Event Center, the Smart Business Resource Center presented awards to 2010’s Best Companies to Work for in Shasta County. The winners are:… Continue Reading