Dig This: Why Are We Sooooo Dumb?

I recently attended the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, Colorado. The four-day affair was exhilarating and valuable in many ways.  The single most remarkable thing about the conference was the intelligence, generosity and passion of the presenters and participants.  We… Continue Reading


Celebration of Life Set for Former Redding Man Kip Cherrison

Cristian Randall Cherrison attended Liberty Christian High School and Simpson College in Redding. Kip worked as a mentor and counselor for high-risk youth and excelled in the field of sales. He moved to Seattle, Washington, in 2001, where he owned his own ecological exterior home care business. He met his wife, Laura Rose Peterson i Continue Reading

Redding Cabbie Stabbed by 2 Attackers

On August 2, 2011 at 1:17 a.m., Mario Rodriguez, 59, of Redding, called 911 and reported he was in the parking lot of Mercy Medical Center. Rodriguez said he was bleeding and needed help. Officers arrived and Rodriguez had already… Continue Reading

Starview’s Alleged Serial Tire Slasher Turns Himself In

A 21-year-old Redding man wanted on suspicion of 60 counts of vandalism, including about 18 alleged tire-slashing victims in the Starview Estates area, turned himself in today, Redding Police Sgt. Mike Wood said. On June 1, Redding Police Officers responded… Continue Reading

Joe Wyse Named Next Head of Shasta College

The Board of Trustees of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District, by unanimous vote, named Joe E. Wyse as its next Superintendent/President. Mr. Wyse follows current Shasta College Superintendent/President Gary A. Lewis, who announced his retirement late last year. Currently… Continue Reading

Crazy With Running, Walking and Riding Events

Loyal readers of A News Café know that May is mental health month. For me and many of the people I know, nothing works better for maintaining mental health than daily exercise. And, as I always say, signing your name… Continue Reading


The Old Forecaster’s Weather Outlook: April 25 – May 1, 2011

The week will start off wet as a storm system moves through Northern California. This storm will be east of our area by Monday afternoon and skies will be clearing.

Tuesday will be sunny and warmer with temperatures in the upper 60s or lower 70s. Wednesday and Thursday, a cold low-pressure area (storm) will move into … Continue Reading

The Old Forecaster’s Weather Outlook: April 18-24, 2011

We will have weak storm systems move across Northern California about every 3 days. The first of these systems will bring rain to the area Monday (April 18th). Tuesday and most of Wednesday will be sunny, with daytime temperatures Tuesday reaching the upper 60s and lower 70s. The next weak storm will move into the area late Wednesday afternoon and … Continue Reading


Redding Dedicates Cypress Avenue Bridge

Public officials, engineers, contractors and even a few disinterested citizens celebrated the completion of the Cypress Avenue bridge in Redding on Thursday afternoon. Although the bridge opened to automobile, bicycle and pedestrian traffic about two months ago, Redding delayed the… Continue Reading


Lean Fire Department Leaves Thin Margin for Error

In the firefighting profession, time is everything.

The loss of a minute on a call could mean the difference between a home being damaged or completely destroyed. Time can translate to a person being rescued or mortally trapped.

So when Redding Fire Chief Kevin Kreitman points to a map … Continue Reading