A few years ago, I was reading a transcription of the diary of Royal Tyler Sprague (an Old Shasta pioneer and Freemason), and I thought his entries on Christmas 1850 in Shasta were worth noting: Dec 24, 1850: “This evening nearly every citizen of our little town seems determined on a general blow out, more […]
I just posted a blog entry about the Parkview Avenue rightsizing project in Redding, California on the Shasta Living Streets website. Rightsizing is an increasing popular practice of reconfiguring streets with excess capacity to better serve their community. Some rightsized roadways have experienced a 29 percent reduction in all roadway crashes.
This brief interview appeared in the Synthesis in February of 1998 under a different title. This was one of my first interviews, as you might guess by some of the questions. I was/am a huge Whiskeytown fan and on top of being terribly nervous, I had a horrible head cold at the time. Ryan was […]
The City of Redding Planning Commission has approved a proposal to build another mixed-use building in downtown Redding. The old Greyhound bus station at the intersection of Pine and Butte streets in downtown Redding has sat empty since Greyhound relocated to the new transit facility adjacent to the railroad tracks in 2010. Parts of the […]
This brief article/interview appeared in the August 16, 2007 Chico News & Review. Old School Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor takes on modern times It’s been quite a journey for the members of Old Crow Medicine Show. The band coalesced in 1998 during a legendary trek across Canada, where the members busked and barnstormed […]
The Essential George Jones George Jones Legacy / Sony There’s no better way to drown your sorrows than with country music on jukebox, and when a discerning fella needs to drink a gal off his mind, he naturally reaches for George Jones. With songs like “She Thinks I Still Care,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” […]
Review from the Vault is a new category revisiting past reviews published elsewhere that seem to have disappeared from Google. The Search Son Volt Transmit Sound/Legacy The Search, the latest release from roots rockers Son Volt, opens with a minor key mantra with the sole lyrics of “Feels like riding in a slow hearse.” Fair […]