Arts + Entertainment, Community

In Retrospect

The Artistic Legacy of Tom O’Hara… Although he died two years ago, Tom O’Hara still has a strong presence in Siskiyou County. His eye- catching murals adorn the walls ofRead More
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Community, Education, Recreation + Outdoors

Oh Honey

Honeybee Discovery Center in Orland… Such is the concern for the honeybee that a mythology has developed around a quote often attributed to renowned physicist Albert Einstein. “If the beeRead More
Title Image with a Girl in Orange Shirt Playing a Piano
Arts + Entertainment

A New Melody

Piano Angels Hit the Right Note… Pianos are filled with hammers, strings and pedals, of course, but they’re also composed of music, emotions and memories. Which is why when theyRead More
Title Image with Ray McDonald playing Guitar with his Band Behind Him
Arts + Entertainment

Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star

Ray McDonald: Merle Haggard was a Friend of Mine… Ray McDonald Loved his job. He spun records for Bakersfield radio station KBBY in the wee hours in 1968. Since landingRead More
Arts + Entertainment


Mt. Shasta Shorts with Filmmaker Autie Carlisle… When it comes to “unfinished” art, many people are prone to dismiss it as work that is simply unfinished. But over the lastRead More
Community, Education

The League

LWV, Redding Area: An Integral Part of Women’s History Month… As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we are grateful for progress made over the last century. And one of theRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Education

Game Changer

Project Spark Studio Gets Animated… It may be based in little Cottonwood Creek Charter School but Project Spark Studio has a big – makethat global – reach. Thanks to theRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community, Life + Leisure

Telling Her Story

Kimberly Boney’s Handmade Jewelry… Vintage. Modern. Glam. Natural. Old and new, simultaneously. Each piece of handmade, vintage, upcycled and repurposed jewelry created for HerStory Vintage is just as unique, joyfulRead More

Once & Done

The importance of a living trust. Planning ahead, in the form of a revocable or living trust, brings peace of mind today and makes life easier later for your lovedRead More
Arts + Entertainment

In The Can

Spraintings By Daniel V. Lindberg… When Redding artist Daniel V. Lindberg first saw someone painting with spray cans, he thought it was the coolest thing. That was a live demonstrationRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community

The Show Will Go On

Dunsmuir’s Historic California Theatre… In the days before streaming movies and the internet, going to the movies on a Saturday afternoon was a big deal, especially in a small townRead More

A Party 100 Years in the Making

Simpson University Celebrates Its Centennial Norman Hall had an inkling when he was named president of Simpson University in the summer of 2018, but after the Carr Fire tore throughRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Recreation + Outdoors

Enjoy The View

Pastels – Trinidad Pier… Marnie Patchett is a fine art photographer specializing in long exposure, black-and-white and light painting photography. Whether capturing a moment in time or a period ofRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community

Who… New

Shane Drake, Donny Osmond, a Song and a Parking Garage… While one’s mind might jump to Mt. Shasta or the Sundial Bridge when considering the local amenities most likely toRead More
Arts + Entertainment

Rhythm of Life

North State Artist Michael Perkin… For a painter who focuses on the natural world, the North State is filled with inspiration. “I like landscape painting and there’s a lot ofRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community


Naturegraph’s Barbara Brown… When I met Barbara Brown some 20 years ago, she was a spry 70-year-old, running her backcountry book publishing business as a one-woman operation. She ran theRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community, Life + Leisure

Modern Education

Shasta College’s Joe Wyse Leads The Way… Shasta College is an expansive place with a sprawling mission. It began just over 70 years ago on a small Eureka Way campusRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community, Life + Leisure, Recreation + Outdoors

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Redding Tour: Live Stream Event… The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival and Shasta Living Streets are excited to be bringing the 2021 Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Redding TourRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community

All This Time

The Art Of Community With Red Bluff Vesper Lodge… From the front, the building at 822 Main St. in Red Bluff isn’t particularly spectacular, especially for a town known forRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community

On Display

Shasta State Historic Park’s Art Collection… Annie Clark is always up for a staring contest. Schoolchildren visiting Shasta State Historic Park’s art gallery like to lock eyes with the littleRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community

Arch Support

Wanted: Dashes Of Downtown Color… So much is happening in downtown Redding. Government, private and non-profit funds and efforts have poured in to raise a new skyline. We have newRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community

The Beat Goes On

How Local Music Stores Are Navigating Through The Pandemic… There are many benefits to learning how to play an instrument: It helps increase your motor skills, boosts your memory andRead More
Arts + Entertainment

Into The Woods

Sam Smith’s Wood Fellows… To wood carvers, there’s treasure to be found in old logging areas of the North State. In places that weren’t cleaned and burned as they areRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community

All The World’s A Stage

Behind The Curtain With Pamela Carney And Kathryn Kirk… Community Theater in the North State is among the myriad casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic, and like everything else the coronavirusRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community

My Town: Agata Maruszewski

AGATA MARUSZEWSKI, Interim Director: Shasta County Arts Council… “Spontaneous” – that’s the word I’d use to describe my decision to move to Northern California. “Foolhardy” might perhaps be a betterRead More
Arts + Entertainment

Mode of Expression

Finding Creativity in Everyday Life… Art isn’t reserved just for rectangular canvases, fancy matting and decadent frames. It stretches far beyond parallel lines, paint and brush strokes. Art has alwaysRead More
Arts + Entertainment

Crafted With Purpose

Custom Woodcrafter Reclaims Native Tradition… The artist designs a space where people feel connected and heard. Woodworker Stephan Cheney selects his material with purpose, engraves it with symbols representing allRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Food + Dining, Life + Leisure, Recreation + Outdoors

Keep Moving Forward

Staying Active During COVID-19… It doesn’t take an infectious disease expert to determine that life during a pandemic is pretty darn challenging. But even while protecting your health and thatRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community

Jingle Bell Rock

Gaumer’s Jewelry, Museum and Lapidary in Red Bluff… In all the Gaumer family stories of rock collecting, nothing beats the original, the one that set a path to rock houndingRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Community

Deck The Halls

Shasta College’s Poinsettia Project… Not many plants look jolly in winter. The poinsettia is an exception. It dazzles in December, making it a holiday season favorite. “A lot of peopleRead More