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


UPDATE: Man Killed, Officer Hurt in Traffic Stop Shooting

One man is dead and a Redding police officer is shot after a S. Market Street traffic stop led to a physical struggle and shooting late this morning, Shasta County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Kent said today.

The man was in a teal Pontiac Grand Am pulled over at S. Market Street and Elmwood Street, near the Good News Rescue … Continue Reading


Anderson Leaves Quite a Legacy With Community Foundation

Giving. It’s a concept that often seems so foreign amid a culture focused (obsessed?) on gaining and protecting wealth.

Kathy Ann Anderson has witnessed a different view in far Northern California, however. As CEO of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation since it began in 1999, Anderson has seen the beauty and positive results that have grown out of individuals, groups and organizations giving back to their communities … Continue Reading