It is obvious that our community is continuing the tradition of surviving economical hard times and is still maintaining its ability to revitalize itself. Nowhere is it more apparent that our very own downtown. There is a growing list of new businesses along with new construction as well as street improvements and crosswalks. 

This is something that is fun to discuss with your friends and colleagues especially when you get to share something new you just learned about in regards to our historical downtown. Social media is the best way to keep informed.

With that said….I am excited to be invited to share my experiences and information I may happen to learn about or uncover or just care to brag about on It has always been an interest of mine to discover something old or new about our downtown. is the perfect platform for sharing and hearing everyone’s opinion. i will do my best to create the discussion and collectively we can spread the word while we share our opinions and ideas. 

So what is the newest thing you have heard about downtown Redding? 

How about the new plans to demolish the old bus station and replace it with desirable new retail space? 

And have you checked out the new Market Street crosswalks and the redesign of the Market St and Eureka Way intersection complete with new east bound signage and pavement?

Those are just a few of the newest visible and talked about topics. I would also like to ask…what eateries have you tried lately downtown and what is your favorite place for an adult beverage? The list goes on but you get the idea. These are some of the topics I will be covering but I am not stopping there. Lots of activities take place every day downtown and some are planned and some are not. If you hear of something you think would be of interest and worth sharing…please do! I look forward to helping generate interest while giving acknowledgement where due.  Thanks for making it possible to report on the exciting happenings of our downtown community and the surrounding neighboring communities.


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Deeta Pasero, director of Modern Gypsy Professional Bellydance here in Redding present 2010 Bellydance Extravaganza at the Shasta College theater April 17th.

This semi annual event is shaping up to be one of the best shows ever with a super line up of performers schedule for the two hour event.

Featuring performances by:
Unmata of Sacramento
Aiwa She Raqa of Medford
Summer Sahar of San Francisco
Namira of Tahoe
Circus Tribal of Ashland
Mychelle Crown of Sacramento
Origin of Chico
and Redding’s own Modern Gypsy!

$15 advance–$20 door
Show 7:00pm–doors 6:30pm

For tickets you can purchase them online at
or call 530-941-5901 to order by phone.

If you were one of the lucky ones to have caught the prelude performance at Lu Lu’s earlier this month, you already know this is to be super show. Now add in the 7 other guest dance troupes and you can bet this is to be an entertaining show you won’t want to miss. I personally will be there for sure as my significant will be performing with the Redding troupe.

Come see the show and you will never think of bellydance the same way again. It’s not what most often think it is….this is a class act show!

Meanwhile…be sure to checkout the great article about the show in AfterFive.


This afternoon a house fire broke out in River Heights subdivision off Hilltop Drive.

The San Mateo International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE)

When: Opens Thursday, Jan. 14 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010

Where: San Mateo County Fairgrounds, San Mateo, CA

Thursday, Jan. 14 & Friday, Jan. 15
11am until 7pm
Saturday, Jan. 16
10am until 7pm
Sunday, Jan. 17
10am until 5pm

MORE INFO: For tickets, directions and more info visit

Be sure to catch The Fish Sniffer newspaper/magazine staff at the show.

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An unidentified woman took a tumble off the top of the cliff downtown Redding while watching construction taking place near her backyard at the Cibula’s apartments on North Market Street at noon today. Soon after, first responders repelled down to her rescue and hoisted her up through the fence on North Market Street.

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Be sure to check out their pomegranate desert ice wine! Yummy goodness!

A lot of us are not able to afford to go shopping this year and those of us who are have to be creative and very frugal. Sure there are a few of you out there who are still doing well for yourself regardless of the economy but hey…if you are looking for a simple gift solution and can afford 20 to 30 bucks and the person you are shopping for likes wines…you are in luck!

My good friends downtown at Vintner’s Cellar has the perfect gift solution with no fuss yet it can be customized to your liking. A bottle of wine with a custom label looks really cool and don’t forget…Vintner’s Cellar wines are handcrafted and very delicious! You can order while you wait the wine of your choice. You can even go online and design your own label at or in person. Make if fun and memorable…the bottle most likely will be saved long after it is empty.

For those in a hurry…they have gift baskets already made up and ready for pickup starting at 75 bucks. Owners Alan and Jana along with their friendly staff are great at helping you decide and they offer free samples on most all of their wines. I am still here sampling…so pardon me but I just thought it would be fun to share this gift giving idea. Please send mine to…ha ha

Directions to Vintner’s Cellar as well as their phone number can be found on their website

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Was getting to be slim pickens by afternoon on the big ones since the lines were long and hungry for big haul of fresh Dungeness Crabs at Buz’s Seafood earlier in the day. Still plenty left…$3.95 per pound.

ABOVE: KRCR TV 7 cameraman far left corner with reporter Orville Thomas(center) gathers the rest of the story from Buz (on right) for the evening news.

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