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Open Access to Community Data

Open Access to Community Data

Under a California Supreme Court ruling today, public agencies must provide open access to community public data in the same format that it is used by government agencies. The Supreme Court ruled on July 11, 2013  that under the California Public Records Act, Orange County must give The Sierra Club access to its…

Interactive Redding Twitter Maps

Interactive Redding Twitter Maps

Mapping our connections… Check out this interactive Bing map of Twitters by location in the last 14 days:…

Realigning Human Organization

What are the new, emerging models of human organization for the 21st Century? There are already new apps built around activating, deactivating, reconfiguring, coordinating and realigning human organization and resources. There will be more in the future. Here are some examples from the short video: Gigwalk: Hire Your Smart Army Taskrabbit: Task and Errand Service […]

Redding Community Choir

The Redding Community Choir will sing for the 50th Anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I have a Dream” Speech Celebration on Saturday, August 24, 2013, being held at 3:30 PM at First United Methodist Church, corner of South and East Street, Redding, CA. Dinner will follow at…

TEDx Redding 2013

The TEDxRedding team from Catalyst Redding Young Professionals has confirmed the timing for TEDxRedding 2013 for Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 2-5 PM, with a reception to follow. The theme this year will be Mapping Connections. For the second year, TEDxRedding will bring together practical visionaries from the Redding area and beyond to share “ideas worth spreading.”  TED was originally…

Code For America Promotes More Open, Participatory Government

Wouldn’t it be benefical if governments were more open and transparent – with greater citizen participation, using web technology? Well, that is happening now through a group called Code for America. Code for America, a San Francisco nonprofit,  is enlisting high tech professionals to work with local governments to create tools…

First 5 Shasta Seeks Commission Members

First 5 Shasta (Shasta Children and Families Commission) was formed in 1999 following the statewide passage of the California Children and Families Act (Proposition 10). Proposition 10 placed a fifty-cent tax on tobacco products and revenues support early childhood development and school readiness for young children ages 0-to-5. The Shasta Children…

Transitions Redding

Transition US is “a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States. [They] are working in close partnership with the Transition Network, a UK based organization that supports the international Transition Movement as a whole. “The Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots…

Vaisakhi Festival

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 4, 2013 for the Vaisakhi Festival and Day for Non-Violence to be held at the Sikh Centre at 5400 Sikh Centre Drive, Anderson, CA 96007. The event is promoted to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood among the wider community, irrespective of caste, creed, color,…

Civic Innovation

Interested in a discussion about civic innovation? In civic apps for government as permissionless, open, generative collective action? Then you are invited to attend TEDx Salon at Redding Library 2:30-4 PM, this Sunday, February 24, 2013. The event is free and open to the public. Find out more at their Facebook…

Redding Soup Being Served Again March 8, 2013

Do you have a great idea that would benefit the Redding, CA community? Well, Redding Soup will be served again on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 6-8 PM on the Student Center Stage in the Shasta College Cafeteria. This will be the third Redding Soup gathering. The idea, if you…

Turtle Bay Auction 2013

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is having their Island Sytle (jeans, jewels & Jazz) Auction on March 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM at the REDDING CONVENTION CENTER. Mark your calendar for a fantastically fun evening at Redding’s premier auction, “Jeans, Jewels & Jazz: Island Style”. There will be fabulous items in both…

Shasta Land Trust

Shasta Land Trust is having their biggest fundraiser of the year, Wildways on Saturday, February, 23, 2013 from 6:00 to 10:00pm at the Senior Citizen’s Hall, Redding, CA. See their Facebook Page for a map and more information. Enjoy dinner featuring Prather Ranch sliders, a no-host bar with local wine and beer…

Connected Citizens Reprograming Government Services

Today we get to reprogram government services. Are you ready to bring your best ideas? Starting January 22, 2013 at noon PST and continuing through January 23, the game will be OPEN and LIVE for you to start playing. Be sure to create your player identity (if you haven’t yet) and log-in to the game site. Need a […]

What is the Future of the Community Hospital?

Did you know that one third of all USA hospital emergency rooms have shut down since 1990, while ER visits have increased by 35% during the same period? The future of the community hospitals is uncertain. The world is changing faster than our health care system can keep up. Consolidations…

Shasta Regional Community Foundation

Created by and for the people of Shasta and Siskiyou counties, Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization working to enhance the quality of life for all people in the North State region. Founded in 1999, the roots of the Community Foundation can be found in the passions…

Merry Christmas!

Locational Augmented Reality Gaming

Locational Augmented Reality Gaming

SimCity game designer Will Wright at the  O’Reily 2012 Where Conference (The Art & Business of Location) described an important shift in game design: “gaming has primarily up to this point been about simulating parts of reality, now I think it’s moving toward the idea that maybe we can start…

Season of Anticipation

This is the forth Sunday of Advent for Christians eagerly awaiting our renewal through the Prince of Peace.…

The School of Life Sunday Sermons

This secular Sunday Sermon video took place on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Conway Hall, London. “The School of Life offers good ideas for everyday living. They address such questions as why work is often unfulfilling, why relationships can be so challenging, why it’s ever harder to stay calm and what one could do to […]

Redding Interfaith Vigil December 17

Shasta County Interfaith Forum is holding an Interfaith Prayer Vigil tonight, Monday, December 17, 2012 in remembrance of those who lost their lives in Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The candlelight vigil begins at 7 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome.

POP Open House

POP Open House

People of Progress is celebrating their 40th Anniversary with an Open House on on Saturday, December 15, 2012 between 11:00 and 2:00. They will be serving “Human Beans Soup”, Hot Cider, Cookies and there will be special sales & door prizes at POP’s Super-Sized Thrift Store. Starting as a community farm in…

Redding Community Choir

Redding Community Choir

The Redding Community Choir invites the public to their annual Winter Concert on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3 PM at First Christian Church, 3590 Placer Street (at the northeast corner of Buenaventura Blvd.) The event is FREE to the public and light refreshments will be served immediately following.…

R evolution – from Introspection to Outrospection?

Empathy and Compassion are learned traits. Let’s start R evolution.

Community Holiday Gift Faire

Community Holiday Gift Faire

The annual Community Holiday Gift Faire will be held Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 1 to 4:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church Social Hall, 1825 East St. (corner of South and East St.) Redding, CA. This Faire is being dubbed, Gifts for Good. This year’s event features a wider variety of booths…

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

Just say NO to shopping on Thanksgiving Day. We are so much more than just a manipulated consumer society. Spend time giving thanks.

Blue vs. Red = Urban vs. Rural?

The 2012 U. S. presidential was all about the electoral college, but the voting patterns within states is more not even and there seems to be a split between urban and coastal vs. rural as the map above from PoliticalMaps.org shows. The northwestern part of California is actually more politically…

Make A Difference Day

Make A Difference Day was founded by USA WEEKEND Magazine in partnership with HandsOn Network. Make A Difference Day is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Millions of Americans unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others. That one day often becomes a regular habit of service for participants when they see […]

ReddingWiki

Fast Company’s co.EXIST recently reported about crowdsourced hyperlocal guides and traces the evolution of LocalWiki from an experimental DavisWiki to LocalWiki 2.0 software. They describe a LocalWiki as a “blog  written by an entire community. It’s a virtual bulletin board that’s more comprehensive than Craigslist and Patch and Yelp combined. It’s simultaneously a history repository and […]

Shasta Transition

Do you long for a more fulfilling and inspiring local way of life that can withstand the shocks of rapidly shifting global systems? Do you wonder how our community can best respond to the challenges and opportunities of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis? Then you might be interested in participating…

Redding Soup To Be Served 10/26/12

Do you have a great idea that would benefit the Redding, CA community? Well, Redding Soup will be served again on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 5-8 PM on the Student Center Stage in the Shasta College Cafeteria. This will be the second Redding Soup gathering; the first one was May…

Designing Healthy Communities

Designing Healthy Communities

KIXE will be re-broadcasting Dr. Dick Jackson’s Designing Healthy Communities – a 4-part series on Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012 from 8-9 pm. In this series Dr. Richard Jackson, MD, MPH (former California Health Officer, currently at UCLA) explains the link between our health and the way our communities…

Harvest Fest: Bids, Bites & Brews

French Country Market at Pilgrim Church in Redding, CA is from 10 AM to 3 PM this Saturday, October 6, 2012 and if you want to continue the fun, plan to attend Shasta College’s Harvest Fest starting at 5 PM that same day. The College’s Agriculture, Natural Resources and Equipment Operations programs…

Building Better Worlds

Since watching a video presentation by Bob Johansen on forecasting, where he emphasized “digital natives” immersion in gaming, I have begun to explore a whole new genre. I am fascinated by Kickstarter’s funding of Obsidian Entertainment’s, Project Eternity roleplaying game. As of this post, over 50,000 subscribers have pledged over $2.2 million in only 14 days. Talk about engagement and interactive […]

Global Dinner Party

Would you like to be part of a global dinner party – a synchronized brainstorming session with food, drinks and friends? Join hundreds of others in hosting a dinner for 6+ people as part of a worldwide dinner party for good at 7pm local time on October 5, 2012, the…

Good Ideas For Cities

Do you have a good idea for cities? How about building a food truck movement; designing guerrilla bike signage; transforming urban trails; encouraging small businesses; promoting fresh food access; increasing parental involvement; developing support for local public schools; encouraging energy-saving retrofits; uniting cultural institutions; enticing tourists into city centers; promoting…

Toward the Other – The Work of the People

Toward the Other – The Work of the People

I can’t help thinking of our nation’s two political parties when I watch this video! And it’s not about politics. I’m registered as an Independent voter. According to PPIC, some 21% of us in California designate no party affiliation when we registered, but you would not know it by media…

Real Time Wildfire Mapping

The smoke cleared today in the Redding area until late this afternoon when dense haze coming in from the southwest turned the setting sun orange. The map link shows the real time fire incidents from Redding-based Vestra and esri.

More Than A Story of Stuff

First, we need a Big Idea of how things could be better—a morally compelling, ecologically sustainable and socially just idea that will not just make things a little better for a few, but a lot better for everyone. Millions around the world already have that idea: an economy based on the needs of needs of […]

Overturn Citizens United Ruling

Check the Power of Big Money in Campaigns As we observe Independence Day, we are reminded of the importance of the democratic process and the power of each person’s vote in shaping our common life. Yet over the past several years, we have seen the democratic process undermined by laws…

Downtown Redding MarketFest

Downtown Redding MarketFest

The 17th annual Downtown Redding MarketFest is scheduled for Thursday Evenings 5 to 8:30 PM from June 7 to August 9, 2012 in Library Park, next to the historic Lorenz Hotel (between Yuba and Placer Streets), in downtown Redding, CA. Here’s the line-up: June 7 – Alcyon Massive June 14 – The Northstar Session June 21…

Nor Cal Beat

Nor Cal Beat

On May 11th I met Rob McDonald at Redding Soup. He has put together a progressive, aggregated, regional news source known as NorCalBeat.com. Check it out. You will find feeds from The Nation magazine; First Read on msnbc; California Legislative Analysis; Redding City Council; Occupy Redding; news reports from various…

2012 Relay For Life of Redding CA

2012 Relay For Life of Redding CA is scheduled for June 9, 2012 at Shasta College track. The Opening Ceremony will be held at 9 AM with the Survivor Lap at 9:30 AM. The Luminaria Ceremony will be at 10 PM that evening, with competitions throughout the night for those…

Redding League of Women Voters Forums

Redding League of Women Voters Forums

The public and League members are invited to four upcoming Voter Forums: Monday, May 7, 2012 – State Senate and State Assembly Forum The League of Women Voters – Redding Area will conduct a candidate forum for those running in the June 5 primary election for the State Senate 1st…

Butterfly Exhibition at Turtle Bay

Wings of Summer, Butterflies! will be fluttering again this summer May 1st to July 31, 2012 at Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Visitors observe hundreds of butterflies in a tranquil, enclosed garden at Butterflies!  The butterfly house consists of up to 32 species of butterflies found throughout the United States.  The…

Redding Soup is on the Table May 11, 2012

Catalyst, a dynamic group of younger adults in the Redding, CA area, recently brought us, among other things, TEDxRedding. One of those “ideas worth sharing” is now materializing as Redding Soup. The idea of Redding soup is to raise money for worthwhile Redding projects by having dinners where people pitch community ideas…

Viva Downtown Redding Celebrates

Viva Downtown Redding, Downtown Redding Business Association, sponsor organizations and civic leaders (including City Council member Missy McArthur and City Manager Kurt Starman), honored several people and groups for their contribution to the positive state of downtown Redding, CA last evening at the Cascade Theatre: Catalyst – young professionals group who sponsored TEDxRedding…

Shasta Living Streets 4/28/12

Shasta Living Streets is a local program that promotes active living while also fostering more community interaction. It seeks to build on our popular local attractions and the desire of our community for safe and inviting outdoor spaces like the Sundial Bridge and the new Dana to Downtown connection. Shasta Living Streets adds…

KKRN Needs Your Support

KKRN 88.5 FM is not even a year old yet, but it has matured and now provides the Redding area (I5 and Highway 299 corridors) the voices we need in a democracy.  A lot hard work helped make KKRN possible.  KKRN is a community radio station, completely independent, owned and…

Buy Local – Vote No on Measure A

Buy Local – Vote No on Measure A

On June 5, 2012 Shasta County’s 94,000 registered voters will be able to express their opinion on a referendum to overturn approval of a shopping center planned for Churn Creek Bottom at the northeast intersection of I5 and Knighton Road and an initiative to temper development there. Voting No on Measure…

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