A Mall-Free Market Street Reopens for Cars, Bikes and Pedestrians

Some 49 years ago, Linda Krueger Krtek was the last to take a ride on Market Street through downtown Redding. On Wednesday, she was the first. During the half-century between those trips, three blocks of Market Street were closed to… Continue Reading


Downtown Redding Streets Reopen After Nearly 50 Years in Virtual Ceremony

On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021, Downtown Redding streets that have been closed to driving traffic for nearly 50 years will reopen as the Downtown Streets Circulation Project draws to a close. In an exciting coincidence, the February 24th reopening date… Continue Reading


State of Downtown Redding Next Week: Survey asks, ‘What do YOU want in YOUR downtown?’

It’s time for the annual State of Downtown event hosted by Viva Downtown. This year’s event is May 9 at the Cascade Theatre, and admission is free. The evening begins with a mixer that lasts from 5-6 p.m. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. and ends at… Continue Reading


U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe to Parade Redding Promenade

Join Viva Downtown in “Megan’s Promenade Parade,” honoring local soccer star and U.S. women’s soccer team player Megan Rapinoe this Saturday at 11 a.m. as she rides from Grilla Bites to Placer Street in Redding. Bring your kids, family, and… Continue Reading

Free Help With Taxes, and Another Full Calendar

Free assistance with filing income tax returns is available for low-income individuals and families, disabled people and senior citizens, thanks to AARP and Legal Services of Northern California. These tax experts know the tricks of the tax trade, such as… Continue Reading


Commission Hears Downtown’s Cry, ‘Save Our Signs!’

For those who missed last month’s Redding Planning Commission meeting, we asked Douglas DeMallie, a Redding senior planner, to explain a recent city staff proposal regarding existing downtown Redding “character” signs, a recommendation approved by the Planning Commission. Doug, thank you for taking a… Continue Reading