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Elephant In the Room

Elephant In the Room

Homelessness and mental illness in Redding CA is an “elephant in the room.” Political “actions” by the City and Shasta County seem to “just kick the can down the road.” Public opinions continue to be polarized, with many having views villainizing/criminalizing such people living in our town as primarily a…

Lloyd Pendleton on Housing First

Lloyd Pendleton on Housing First

The Women’s Fund Forum presents Lloyd S. Pendleton speaking on How Utah Implemented Housing First and Reduced Homelessness on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from noon – 1:30 p.m. at Sequoia Middle School’s McLaughlin Auditorium. The public is invited to this FREE educational program sponsored by The Women’s Fund, along with the Record Searchlight and the Shasta…

No Temporary Use Permit Requirement Urged for Hope Van

No Temporary Use Permit Requirement Urged for Hope Van

The operations of Shasta Community Health Center’s Hope Van, which provides free medical services to homeless and other people in need in Redding CA, will be unnecessarily restricted if proposed ordinance No. 2541 is approved by Redding City Council on February 2, 2016. Redding Voice recommends disapproval of the proposed Temporary Use…

Homelessness: A Plan of Action

Homelessness:  A Plan of Action

On Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Redding City Council candidate Kristen Schreder is hosting a community discussion Homelessness: A Plan of Action  at the Community Room at the Redding Library.  This will be a community discussion focusing on the important issue of homelessness in Redding, bringing together key community organizations…

Safe and Smart Priorities

Marc Beauchamp suggests in his July 12, 2014 Record Searchlight Editorial, that we need to “make crime the No. 1 issue in the November election,” after quoting excerpts from several vitriolic emails he has received. Homeless persons, transients, drug users, alcoholics, scrawny punks, mentally ill persons and outright criminals are all lumped indiscriminately together as if homelessness […]

Global Homeless Day

May 5, 2014 is being recognized as Global Homeless Day in Redding, CA with a Can Jam Food Drive at Caldwell Park at 3 pm. Please bring donations of canned food and other useful supplies such as tents, sleeping bags, socks, etc. for the survival of homeless people and their pets.…