Letter to the Editor re Ruben James Porras: A Victim Speaks Out

Note: The Redding business person who wrote this letter asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation that could lead to the further loss of income and/or employment and damage to the person’s reputation. While anewscafe.com is not disclosing the letter-writer’s name, we… Continue Reading


Doni Interviews East Coast Social Media Expert: Fight Cyberbullies with Offensive & Defensive Strategies

Ira S. Wolfe, founder and chief social media strategist for Social Media Architects of Delmarva, was kind enough to answer some questions related to the Ruben Porras story. In this interview, Wolfe offers some insights about how businesses can use… Continue Reading


The Two Faces of the Redding, California Facebook Page

Major update 9/23/11, 10 a.m.: As of this morning, administration of the Redding, California Facebook page has been returned to Shawn Thompson, the original creator of the page. In an ironic twist of events, Ruben James Porras lost his admin rights… Continue Reading


Redding Woman Tackles Cyber Giant

Update: I’m removing names of businesses that were in the testimonials for Ruben because one of the businesses said they never wrote that testimonial – that Ruben created it. My apology for the error, and for any confusion. Note: This… Continue Reading


April Brings Fast Cars, Slow Food And More

The wildflowers are blooming, the songbirds are singing and nesting, the snow-covered peaks are glistening in the sun, you can hardly steer a garden cart around the jammed nursery, the cold wind is blowing, and the allergy medicine display at the… Continue Reading

Workshop: Social Media … for Small Business?

What: SBDC offers workshop: Social Media … for Small Business? When: April 7, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Center for Economic and Workforce Development, 2990 Innsbruck Dr., Redding. The Shasta College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers a new… Continue Reading


Social Networking 101: Getting Facebook

Facebook?  Facebook!  Facebook …  I’m a Baby Boomer reviewing this astounding social media networking site boasting 400 million members and growing daily. Do you realize the membership of Facebook exceeds the current population of the U.S. by over 30 percent? … Continue Reading