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.
After Faye Hall and her family relocated to Redding from Santa Cruz, they took a leap of faith that their Build It technology-themed classes and workshops would inspire kids to come and discover their own tech-related field of dreams. And come they have, in droves.
The Old Fashioned, Manhattan and Sazerac have more in common than being popular Prohibition-era cocktails that are making a comeback with the emerging craft-cocktail movement. They all include bitters as a small but significant component of their ingredients.
2014 promises to be an exciting year in the North State, with some of the area's most ambitious minds preparing to unveil show-stopping projects in the months to come. Their hard work and big dreams are designed to pay off in a richer community for all of us. Here's a look at just a few of the projects on the horizon.
“Choose well,” calls a student from across the grocery store aisle. “Oh, yeah!” resounds the reply of Mister Brown, who recognizes the youngster from one of many schools he visits in the North State. More than a motivational speaker, Mister Brown (Mister is his legal first name) has developed a style of interacting with young people from kindergarten through college that encourages them to consider how their choices will affect their future. “Making life better through the power of choices” is his motto and the heart of every message.
It’s been a half-century since former Redding Mayor Robert Anderson watched President John Fitzgerald Kennedy address 10,000 people at Whiskeytown Lake, but he distinctly recalls the overwhelming feeling that he experienced that day.
Congratulations to David Smith, a 6th grader at Durham Intermediate School who was the winner of our student writing contest for December. Check out the great story he wrote based on the required theme, "The Gift."
If high standards, witty creativity and locally made are values of your holiday shopping, consider a walk through the doors of the Chico Women’s Club December 15-16 for Chikoko’s eighth annual Bizarre Bazaar.
Seventy-year-old Mount Shastan Bob Kemp, no relation to the NFL quarterback and then U.S. senator, he quickly points out, believes “there is no such thing as unemployment.”