Half a Million for Redding Garden of Lights Project: Wasteful or Worth it?

Editor’s note: this opinion piece was originally published in the Redding Record Searchlight. Here’s something to remember the next time you read about the parolee arrested on Redding streets for the 30th time. Or when you see the plywood bandage… Continue Reading


Why It’s Best To Call Journalists Back

All I really wanted to know when I called the Good News Rescue Mission’s office a week-and-a-half ago was one simple thing: What, pray tell, is the Mission’s capacity? That number was important to the story I was working on,… Continue Reading


Stock Car Racing – Really, You’ll Like It

It’s become evident to me that A News Café’s loyal audience enjoys reading about the finer things in life: Fancy restaurants, classically trained musicians, modern art, carbon fiber bicycles, European vacations. And sex. Clearly, you like reading about sex. My… Continue Reading