It was 1997 when I packed up and left Portland, Ore., to move to Shasta County. I was a new mom, concerned about raising my child in a big city full of crime and bad influences, so Redding seemed tremendously appealing.
MANZANITA IS a plucky plant, happy to grow where soils are meager and summers miserable. The North State is thick with it. The ubiquitous woody evergreen takes varied forms: sprawling, brushy or treelike with dramatic branching and smooth — sometimes curled — mahogany-colored bark.
HIGH IN THE EASTERN mountains of far Northern California, a hidden treasure awaits present-day explorers who want to relax and rediscover a simpler way of life for a short while.
IT WAS A DIY Christmas gift to remember. And one to build a business on. Susan Lindauer of Portland, Ore., has enjoyed creating unique gifts for friends and family using the bounty from her Tehama County family’s orchards.
THE GUY who sells fishing rods in Dunsmuir used to sell stocks and bonds in San Francisco. Down the street, the guy who’s selling nuts and bolts and kitchenware in the hardware store is a former Crocker Bank executive.
JUST 10 MINUTES inland from the Point Arena Lighthouse, an area of Northern California coast known for its rolling fog and scenic cliffs, exists a little slice of Africa.
WHEN THE NATIONAL ANTHEM opens the Redding Rodeo on May 16, the committee that organizes each event will be staring down 70 years of rodeo tradition in the Redding community.