Lynn Jungwirth was inspired by the challenges her community faced. It was 1993, and in the rural town of Hayfork, the lumber mill had closed and the economy closed with it, leaving 40 percent of the town unemployed and without any prospects. Hayfork had been a logging town for decades, and legislation to protect the spotted owl brought logging to a halt.
Los Angeles may have Griffith Park and San Francisco Alcatraz, but Carli and David Ray believe Redding, with its natural and historic wonders, is the place to be.
Writers Forum and Enjoy Magazine announce a Call for Submissions for students in grades k-12. The theme is “Summer Memories.”
The folks who save lives in Mercy Medical Center Redding’s emergency department every day knew their overcrowded workspace desperately needed an overhaul.
Jason Eatmon recently earned distinction as one of Shasta County’s most watchable movers and shakers: He won a 2011 “20 Under 40” award sponsored by the Redding Record Searchlight to honor young business professionals who are making a difference. He and his partner, Dan Lockwood (who won the same award in 2012), founded Development Group, Inc., in 2009, and it’s not hard to see why it’s successful even though it was started in the middle of a historic recession. The company specializes in Cisco systems and designs and implements networking systems for businesses as well as educational and governmental entities, and Eatmon has passion not only for his company, but also for being innovative in a highly competitive industry.
I smoothed out my dress—the only dress I owned—sat on my sweaty hands and waited for my name to be called. The category was Third Grade Poetry, Fourteen Lines and Over. My poem, “The Earth,” was 11 pairs of rhyming lines.
Turning 40 a few months ago didn’t phase me…at first. Friends and family said, “40’s just a number - it’s how you feel inside that counts.” I also heard, “40 isn’t old if you’re a tree” and was urged not to worry because, after all, “40 is the new 30” (even I’d used that one... yikes!). As a guy, I hadn’t really examined 40 very closely. Actually, not at all.
David Gentry believes art can heal society. In his mind, the embrace of creative expression can provide the cure to most of the world’s ailments, including class tension, racism, poverty, war, tyrannical rule, and failing economical and environmental systems.
Jeremy Johnson’s story is very simple. “I was a punk and the gym saved me from breaking into your house and going to jail.”
Coffee Bar in downtown Redding has a remarkable sense of self. The roasters know where every bean comes from. The décor is streamlined and features a single theme, rather than a rotating buffet of different mediums and styles.