Monthly Archives: July 2015

Thirsty birds find water in Redding

Given the drought, it has seemed like a decadent pleasure to run our fountain. Especially so during these last several hottest days of Summer. But the local birds surely enjoy it. Local wildlife must be impacted by drought too. This … Continue reading

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Welcome to Redding. We have water.

Sometimes the war drums of the drought campaign ring hollow in River City. I am 100% for saving water (see how I ripped out my back lawn and replaced it with decomposed granite). But Redding is not in the desert. We have … Continue reading

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Sign the petition to bring a UC to Redding

I remember this well. About 15 years ago the cities of Merced and Redding were in a battle for the next University of California. Even though Merced was located less than 30 miles to CS Stanislaus, a decision was made … Continue reading

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Redding Aquatic Center

We enjoy a world class pool and aquatic facility located in Caldwell Park near the Sacramento River in Redding. Northstate kids really need to know how to swim, and can get lessons here. There’s also a bunch of activities and … Continue reading

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Crime in Redding makes the headlines today

Crime is down again. Worth sharing. Too often it seems only negative stories about Redding go viral. Lower crime rates. It’s ReallyRedding.

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Shasta Outdoors Recreation

Here’s a website devoted to all things outdoors here in the Redding and Shasta region. They have some things to do, some images and some videos of events and features. Well worth a look. Click on the image to go … Continue reading

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Old Thyme Bed and Breakfast of Redding

Here is one of our well loved B&Bs, Old Thyme of Redding. They posted a video to offer guests some idea of what delights they may expect.

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Northstate photographer David Gendron

David Gendron lives and shoots in our far Northern California region. His images often range from surreal to abstract and beyond. Provocative, and evocative. Visions well worth our view. Click on any of the thumbnails here to go to his … Continue reading

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A Martian marathon

Recently, the Martian robot rover Curiosity completed a journey of more than 26 miles on Mars. Over 11 years. You can watch a time lapse of the journey in this video. It seems to me that years from now, when … Continue reading

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Visit the Courthouse Museum in Old Shasta

Before Redding existed, Shasta was the queen city of Northern California. Shasta’s mostly fireproof main street now lies in ruin. But you can catch a glimpse life in the Gold Rush era and more at the Courthouse Museum. The ruins … Continue reading

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