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The Carnegie Public Library in Redding

Click to enlarge. Alas, it is no more. From Wikipedia: “A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. A total of 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built between 1883 and 1929, including … Continue reading

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Pope Francis pays a visit to the U.S.

I’m happy that the Pope is visiting the U.S. today. I admire him. I was raised a Catholic, although I have not considered myself to be such since a young man. This Pope seems much different than most during my … Continue reading

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New building to replace the Greyhound Station in Redding

Here’s a glimpse of the planned building now under construction at the site of the iconic-but-now-razed Greyhound Station that occupied the corner of Pine and Butte in Redding. Click to slightly expand. We have a long history of tearing down … Continue reading

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Sundial bridge time to be correct today for the 10th time

Re-post from 2009 in view of today’s 10th anniversary celebrations of our famous bridge. Images below from when it was right for the 5th time. This year, the celebration is much bigger. Yesterday a group of folks gathered at the … Continue reading

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Historical walk at Diestlehorst Bridge reveals our connection to the past

Connections. That’s what looking at history provides. Connections to the past. We attended the Shasta Historical Society’s walking tour of Diestelhorst Bridge yesterday. Below, historian Mike Grifantini offers stories that help connect us all to the Diestelhorst Bridge. The story … Continue reading

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Barcelona comfort food Shasta County style?

Cannabis Gelato. Remember, you saw it here first, Redding. Erin said this idea might take off in the U.S. like Starbucks. Maybe so. I’d rather see this comfort food, below. Paella and Sangria enjoyed at a sidewalk cafe. More like … Continue reading

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A European city with a Redding flavor

This part of Valencia Spain is called the City of Arts and Sciences. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava. Visiting felt immediately familiar to this Reddingite. Here are a few images I captured a couple weeks ago. Click on any to … Continue reading

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Arches across the Sacramento

Just a lovely detail of two bridges about a hundred years apart. It’s Really Redding.

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An architect’s view of the Redding School of the Arts

Last week at the Shasta Association of Realtors, we had a talk by James Theimer of Trilogy Architecture about the design that went into the recently completed new campus of the Redding School of the Arts. I only had a … Continue reading

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Visionary Shasta County real estate developer Frank Nichols

I shared a beer with with longtime local real estate developer Frank Nichols yesterday evening. Frank was instrumental in creating two extraordinary local developments, Shasta Forest Village, and the active adult community, The Vineyard in Redding. With Shasta Forest Village … Continue reading

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