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Encyclopedia > Redding, California
City of Redding, California
The Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay
Nickname: Heart of California's Golden Circle, Jewel of Northern California
Location of Redding in Shasta County, California
Location of Redding in Shasta County, California
Coordinates: 40°34′36″N 122°22′13″W / 40.57667, -122.37028
Country United States
State California
County Shasta
Settled 1873
Incorporated October 4, 1887
Founder Pierson B. Reading
Government
 - Mayor Dick Dickerson
 - City Council Rick Bosetti

Ken Murray
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Patrick H. Jones
 - City Manager Kurt Startman
Area
 - City 59.6 sq mi (154.4 km²)
 - Land 58.4 sq mi (151.4 km²)
 - Water 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km²)
Elevation 495 ft (151 m)
Population (2007 City estimate/2005 ZCTA)
 - City 104,295
 - Density 1,363.8/sq mi (534.3/km²)
 - Urban 119,302
 - Metro 515,000 (Redding/Chico)
 - Demonym Reddingite
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 96001, 96002, 96003, 96049, 96099
Area code(s) 530
FIPS code 06-59920
GNIS feature ID 0277582
Website: http://ci.redding.ca.us
Redding from space, April 1994
Redding from space, April 1994

Redding (pop. 104,295) is the county seat of Shasta County, California, USA, located on the Sacramento River and on Interstate 5 south of Shasta Lake. It is the largest city north of Sacramento, as well as the northernmost designated metropolitan area and city with over 100,000 people in California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 80,865. As of the most recent annexations, the population is approximately 104,295. The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Download high resolution version (634x639, 348 KB)Redding, California - April 1994 image description here File links The following pages link to this file: Redding, California Categories: NASA images ... Download high resolution version (634x639, 348 KB)Redding, California - April 1994 image description here File links The following pages link to this file: Redding, California Categories: NASA images ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Shasta County is a county located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of California, in the Cascade Mountains. ... The Sacramento River is the longest river in the U.S. state of California. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Shasta Lake Shasta Lake is a reservoir created by the building of Shasta Dam in California, USA. Shasta Lake is the largest lake in California with a capacity of 4,552,000 acre-feet (5. ...


Redding is also a major city in the Redding-Chico Metropolitan Area. The overall population in the Redding-Chico Area is 515,000. The population density is low based on the agriculture commerce in this area. Redding-Chico is the northern most metropolitan area in the state of California. The area is known as the "Northstate". Redding-Chico Combined Metropolitan Statistical Area (pop. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

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Geography and geology

Redding is located at 40°34′36″N, 122°22′13″W (40.576606, -122.370325)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 154.4 km² (59.6 mi²). 151.4 km² (58.4 mi²) of it is land and 3.1 km² (1.2 mi²) of it (2.01%) is beneath water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The Shasta Dam on the Sacramento River provides a considerable level of flood protection for Redding. The dam is capable of controlling flows up to 79,000 cubic feet (7,300 cubic meter) per second. However, flows larger than 79,000 cubic feet (7,300 cubic meter) per second occurred in both 1970 and 1974, exceeding the capacity of Shasta Dam.[1] Shasta dam with Shasta Lake behind it and Mt. ... The Sacramento River is the longest river in the U.S. state of California. ...


Soils in and around Redding are mostly of loam or gravelly loam texture, well drained, with red or brown mineral horizons. They are slightly or moderately acidic in their natural state.[2]


Climate

Winters in Redding tend to be fairly wet. Summers in Redding are extremely hot, and dry almost every year (but heavy rain and floods can occur in any month). The average daily maximum temperature in July stays near 100 degrees Fahrenheit. While the official high temperature in July is listed at 118 degrees, it is not uncommon for it to reach 120 degrees in some areas of Redding.

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 77 83 88 95 104 111 118 115 116 105 88 78
Norm High °F 55.4 60.1 63.9 70.6 80.7 90.7 98.5 96.9 90.2 78.4 62.4 55.6
Norm Low °F 35.5 38.1 41.1 44.9 51.6 59.6 64.1 60.8 56.5 48 39.8 35
Rec Low °F 19 21 28 28 34 42 53 51 40 33 23 17
Precip (in) 6.5 5.49 5.15 2.4 1.66 0.69 0.05 0.22 0.48 2.18 4.03 4.67
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Redding holds the record for the warmest average daily temperatures North of 40oN latitude anywhere in the world. Death Valley, California holds the record for the warmest average daily temperatures North of 35oN latitude anywhere in the world. Abadan, Iran holds the record for the warmest average daily temperatures North of 30oN latitude anywhere in the world.


Ecology

There are several rare and endangered species in Redding and its immediate vicinity. The Redding Redevelopment Plan EIR notes the California State listed endangered species, slender Orcutt grass (Orcuttia tenuis), occurs in eastern Redding near the municipal airport, where vernal pools are known to exist. This endemic grass is a Federal Candidate for listing and is endangered throughout its range, confined to several populations, and seriously threatened by agriculture, overgrazing, and residential development. Vernal pools provide the preferred habitat for this plant, which the California Native Plant Society considers as a rare and endangered species. An ecology park at Turtle Bay in Redding has been created to allow study of native flora and fauna of the local area.[3] Rare species is an organism which is very uncommon or scarce. ... The Siberian Tiger is a subspecies of tiger that are critically endangered. ... Vernal pools occur in North, Central and Southern California, with the largest found in San Diego. ... Endemic, in a broad sense, can mean belonging or native to, characteristic of, or prevalent in a particular geography, race, field, area, or environment; Native to an area or scope. ... // In the dictionary and agriculture, overgrazing is when plants are exposed to grazing for too long, or without sufficient recovery periods. ... The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a California not-for-profit orgaiization that seeks to increase understanding of Californias native flora and to preserve that flora. ... Simplified schematic of an islands flora - all its plant species, highlighted in boxes. ... Fauna is a collective term for animal life of any particular region or time. ...


Demographics

As of the most recent annexations, the city has a total population of 104,295 (according to city estimates). Redding is the 21st largest Metropolitan Statistical area in California and the 237th largest in the United States with a metro population of 181,401.


Special Population Note: Although the Census Bureau states the 2000 population as 80,865, a large portion of the Redding urban area is unincorporated territory. Additionally, the local growth rate in Redding (and the surrounding area) in recent years has been close to 2.5%, increasing the population steadily. As of January 2007, the city government estimates the population of the city to be 104,295 and the population of the urban area (including adjacent unincorporated areas) to be 119,302. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 80,865 people, 32,103 households, and 20,995 families residing in the city. The population density was 534.3/km² (1,383.8/mi²). There were 33,802 housing units at an average density of 223.3/km² (578.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.70% White, 89.05% African American, 2.23% Native American, 2.95% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 1.64% from other races, and 3.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.43% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 32,103 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was above age 64. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $34,194, and the median income for a family was $41,164. Males had a median income of $35,985 versus $24,652 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,207. 15.6% of the population and 11.3% of families were below the poverty line. 21.2% of those under the age of 18, and 7.5% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


According to the 2000 census, there were 114,424 people in both the city and unincorporated areas of Redding's 3 ZIP codes. There were 31,585 people in 96001, 4,254 live west of the city limits or in nearby Keswick. In 96002, there were 30,333 people, 2,361 of which lived in Churn Creek Bottom. In 96003, there were 41,463 people, 10,543 of which lived in either unincorporated areas of Redding or Shasta Lake City, northern and western portions of Bella Vista, including all of Jones Valley. and don't have a P.O. box. Of the entire population, 86,223 lived in the city or urban areas and 17,145 lived in the country.


The California Department of Finance lists the 2007 population at 90,045 within the current 2000 census boudaries, while the US census lists the 2006 population at 90,033 not including recent annexations. The City of Redding lists somewhere over 100,000 because of recent annexations. Some areas of north and west Redding have recently been annexed.


City government

  • Mayor Dick Dickerson
  • Vice Mayor Mary Stegall
  • Rick Bosetti
  • Ken Murray (realtor and radio host)
  • Patrick H. Jones

Richard Dick Dickerson is a native of Colorado who, following his discharge from the United States Army, settled in Southern California to begin a thirty-year career in law enforcement. ...

History

Situated along the Siskiyou Trail, an ancient trade and travel route connecting California's Central Valley and the Pacific Northwest, the site of Redding was occupied by Native Americans of the Wintu tribe from about the year 1000. During the early 1800s, Hudson's Bay Company trappers and members of the United States Exploring Expedition passed through the site of Redding, while traveling along the Siskiyou Trail. The Siskiyou Trail stretched from Californias Central Valley to Oregons Willamette Valley; modern-day Interstate 5 follows this pioneer path. ... This article is about Californias Central Valley. ... The Pacific Northwest from space The Pacific Northwest, abbreviated PNW, or PacNW is a region in the northwest of North America. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... The Wintu (also Northern Wintun) are Native Americans who lived in what is now Northern California. ... Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ... The United States Exploring Expedition was an exploring and surveying expedition of the Pacific Ocean (the Southern Seas) conducted by the United States Navy from 1838–1842. ... The Siskiyou Trail stretched from Californias Central Valley to Oregons Willamette Valley; modern-day Interstate 5 follows this pioneer path. ...


The first non-native settler in the area was Pierson B. Reading, an early California pioneer. Reading was an admirer of John Sutter, and in 1844, Reading received a Mexican land grant for the area occupied by today's Redding and Cottonwood, California, along the Sacramento River. At the time it was (by over 100 miles) the northernmost non-native settlement in California. A family of Russian settlers in the Caucasus region, ca. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Jan. ... Cottonwood (pop. ... The Sacramento River is the longest river in the U.S. state of California. ...


Later, when the Southern Pacific Railroad built its rail line through the Sacramento Valley, it decided that the cost of making a small westerly detour to reach the pre-existing mining town of Shasta was not in its interest. Instead the railroad routed the tracks through an area with the inauspicious name of Poverty Flats and what was to become the town of Redding was born. Named by the Southern Pacific for railroad man Benjamin B. Redding, the town was rechristened "Reading" in 1874, to honor local pioneer Pierson B. Reading. However, the railroad would not recognize the change, and the original name, Redding, was restored in 1880. Benjamin Barnard Redding (January 17, 1824 – August 21, 1882) was a Canadian-born state official of California, politician and land agent with the Central Pacific Railroad. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Redding incorporated in 1887 with 600 people. By 1910, Redding had a population of 3,572 supported by a significant mineral extraction industry, principally copper and iron. However, with the decline of these industries, which also produced significant amounts of pollution damaging to local agriculture, the population dropped to 2,962 in 1920. By 1930 the population had recovered to 4,188 and then boomed during the 1930's with the construction of nearby Shasta Dam. The building of the dam, which was completed in 1945, caused the population to nearly double to 8,109 by 1940 and spurred the development of the bedroom towns of Central Valley (now Shasta Lake City) and Project City - together named after the Central Valley Project.


In the 1950s the city continued to grow with the expansion of the lumber industry, the building of Whiskeytown and Keswick Dams, and the completion of Interstate 5 in the late 1960s. By 1970, Redding had grown to 16,659 people. In the 1970s, the area of Enterprise on the eastern bank of the Sacramento River was annexed into Redding immediately increasing the city to around 35,000, and bringing the total population to 41,995 by the time of the 1980 census. A major reason the residents of Enterprise supported this annexation was the cheaper power provided by the city's municipal utility which receives power from the dam. However, the 1970's also saw difficult times for the lumber industry as housing construction plummeted during the 1973-75 recession. Unemployment in Shasta County during that time peaked at over 20%. With the increase in environmental regulations the logging industry never fully recovered and the city had to shift economic gears once again.


The city grew to 66,462 in 1990, 80,865 in 2000, 89,641 in 2005, and reached 100,000 in 2007. By 2010, it will reach 108,000, and it will be a city of over a half million by 2050.


In recent decades an influx of retirees from the San Francisco Bay area and Los Angeles seeking lower cost housing and a slower pace of life has caused a shift in the city's economic base towards the service sectors of medical, legal, retail and tourism. However, the unemployment rate is still consistently above the state average, and with few industrial jobs, wages tend to be low.

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Culture

One high point is 'Kool April Nites', April 18-22, an event that draws hot rod fans from all over the west coast showcasing classic hot rods and roadsters.


Another cultural event in Redding is the annual Redding Rodeo, in May. During the week of the rodeo on Friday morning at 6:00 AM a large pancake breakfast is hosted by men wearing comedic oversized styrofoam cowboy hats. This attraction brings in tens of thousands of patrons.


Places of interest

In 2004, the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay was completed. The dramatic pedestrian span was designed by noted Spanish architect-engineer-artist Santiago Calatrava and links the north and south campuses of the 300 acre (809,000 m²) Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The Sundial Bridge is a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge that spans the Sacramento River in Redding, California. ... Santiago Calatrava Valls (born July 28, 1951) is an internationally recognized and award-winning Spanish architect and structural engineer whose principal office is in Zurich, Switzerland. ... The Turtle Bay Exploration Park, also known as the Redding Arboretum or McConnell Arboretum & Gardens, 300 acres (120 hectares), including 200 acres (80 hectares) of undeveloped arboretum and 20 acres (8 hectares) of botanical garden) spans the Sacramento River in Redding, California, USA. The Park began in the mid 1980s...


Turtle Bay Exploration Park, located along the banks of the Sacramento River, contains a museum and 20-acre gardens. The campus features permanent and changing exhibitions that relate to art, history, horticulture, forestry and natural science.


The historic Cascade Theatre [2] which opened in 1935 has been restored and now operates as a multi use performance Arts center. The theatre is a shining example of Art Deco architecture of the period. It was listed on the California Register of Historic Resources on November 5, 1999 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 17, 2002. The Cascade Theatre was also the recipient of Art Deco Society of California Preservation Award on March 18, 2000. is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Redding is the largest city in the northern Sacramento Valley as well as the largest city proper on the 470-mile (756 km) stretch of Interstate 5 between Sacramento, California and Eugene, Oregon. Both Redding and its neighbor to the south, Red Bluff, are popular with tourists who use the cities as bases to explore Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lake Shasta, and other natural attractions. Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: The Worlds Greatest City of the Arts & Outdoors Coordinates: , Country State County Lane Founded 1846 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Kitty Piercy Area  - City 40. ... Red Bluff (pop. ... Map of Lassen area showing hydrothermal features (red dots) and volcanic feature or remnant (yellow cones). ... Shasta Lake or Lake Shasta is a large man-made reservoir created by the Shasta Dam in California, USA. Ten miles north of Redding, it is a popular area for boating, water-skiing and camping. ...


Redding is served by the Redding Municipal Airport and has two major hospitals. Redding Municipal Airport (IATA: RDD, ICAO: KRDD, FAA LID: RDD) is a public airport located six miles (10 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Redding, a city in Shasta County, California, USA. The airport covers 1,750 acres and has two runways and one helipad. ...


Library Park, in downtown Redding is the spot where the old Carnegie library once stood. Built in 1903, it was torn down in 1962 to make room for a park that is now used for 'MarketFest'. A Carnegie library, opened in 1913 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, designed in Spanish Colonial style Carnegie libraries for both public use and academic institutions were built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie, earning him the nickname, the Patron Saint of Libraries. ...


Future growth

The city of Redding is slowly revitalizing the Downtown, Parkview, and Garden tract districts. Because the city's population density is low, more high-density apartments and townhouses will spring up in the downtown area. When all the roads are fixed, the city would be capable of holding 223,000 residents. In fact, the population of just over 104,000 are just permanent residents. The city has a summer population of about 170,000 and a much lower winter population. The population figure of 104,295 is a spring estimate. By 2030, Redding will have a permanent population of 220,000.


Education

There are 6 middle schools, 46 elementary schools, and 30 private schools in Redding. Redding has three major high schools including:

Other high schools in this area are including: Enterprise High School may refer to: Enterprise High School, Enterprise, Alabama Enterprise High School, Redding, California Enterprise High School, Enterprise, Mississippi Categories: | ... Image:Fhs areil. ... Shasta High School is an American public high school located in Redding, California. ...

  • Pioneer High School
  • Freedom High School
  • North State Independence School
  • Redding Christian High School
  • Liberty Christian High School

Redding also has five colleges and universities:

  • Shasta College, a public community college
  • CSU Chico at Shasta College University Center, a subsidiary of Chico State serving the Redding area
  • Simpson University, a four-year Christian college,
  • Shasta Bible College and Graduate School, a four-year Christian college,
  • National University, a graduate and undergraduate university.

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Media

Newspapers

The Redding Record Searchlight, is the main newspaper circulated daily throughout Shasta County. The Redding Record Searchlight is an award-winning daily newspaper serving Redding, California. ...


Television

Radio

Listings of radio stations in California: // KABC - 790 - ABC Radio, Los Angeles, talk KALI - 900 - West Covina KAVL - 610 - FOXSports Radio - Lancaster KAZN - 1300- Los Angeles, broadcasts in Mandarin Chinese KBLA - 1580 - Santa Monica-Los Angeles KBRT - 740 - Los Angeles, Christian KCBL - 1340 - FOXSports Radio - Fresno, sports KCBS - 740 - CBS...

Transportation

  • Interstate 5 runs through the east central portion of town.
  • Highway 299 runs through the western, central, and northeastern parts of the city.
  • Highway 44 runs through the middle and eastern part of town. It is on surface streets for much of its route through Redding
  • Highway 273, formerly U.S. Route 99, runs directly through town.

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Rail transportation

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Redding, operating its Coast Starlight daily in both directions between Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Coast Starlight at San Luis Obispo, California. ... Seattle redirects here. ... A view of Union Station familiar to many of downtown Los Angeles visitors. ...


Redding provides a city bus transportation system called RABA (Redding Area Bus Authority). RABA provides routes throughout the city of Redding and also provides transportation throughout Redding's suburbs.


Air Transportation

Air Transportation for all of Shasta County is provided by the Redding Municipal Airport. Shasta County is the only major county in the central valley without an international airport nearby. But there has been rumors of an international airport either run by the city of Redding at the existing facility, or building a new airport run by the county. Redding is also the worst city in the central valley for air transportation. Redding Municipal Airport (IATA: RDD, ICAO: KRDD, FAA LID: RDD) is a public airport located six miles (10 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Redding, a city in Shasta County, California, USA. The airport covers 1,750 acres and has two runways and one helipad. ...


Trivia

The town of Redding is featured in the RPG Fallout 2. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Fallout 2 is a critically-acclaimed computer role-playing game published by Interplay in 1998. ...


The city is mentioned as being the site of a large earthquake in the 2004 television miniseries 10.5. 10. ...


The city and surrounding towns and geography are the setting for Lethal, a romantic novel by Eimear Dillon (writing stage)


MythBusters chose The Redding Drag Strip as their test site in episode 87 "Myth Evolution", where they made several attempts to beat a speed camera. MythBusters is an American popular science television program on the Discovery Channel starring special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who use basic elements of the scientific method to test the validity of various rumors and urban legends in popular culture. ...


City Districts/Neighborhoods

  • Buckeye Terrace
  • Redwood Estates
  • Downtown
  • Girvan
  • Westwood Manor
  • Buckeye
  • Shasta View Gardens
  • Bonnyview
  • Enterprise
  • Churn Creek Bottom (unincorporated, pop. 2,361)
  • Oasis
  • Mt. Shasta Mall (Dana Dr/Hilltop)
  • West Ridge
  • Mary Lake
  • Western Ranches (a.k.a Greenbelt)
  • Bluffs
  • Stanford Hills
  • Gold Hills
  • Miracle Mile
  • MLK
  • Parkview
  • Park Marina
  • Garden Tract
  • College Heights
  • Hacienda Heights
  • Quartz Hill
  • Boulder Creek
  • Spring Hill
  • Tierra Oaks (Redding/Shasta Lake City)

Notable Reddingites

Notable people who were born in or lived in Redding, include:

  • Professional baseball player Chris Woodward used to live in Redding.
  • Theater composer and actor David de Berry came from Redding.
  • Movie producer Kathleen Kennedy was raised in Redding.
  • Former NFL defensive star Jason Sehorn attended Shasta College in Redding before going on to play at USC.
  • Country star Merle Haggard currently lives in the Redding area
  • Former professional baseball player and current manager for the United States in the first ever World Baseball Classic scheduled for Spring 2006, Buck Martinez.
  • Ashley Parker Angel, Former member of the now defunct O-town, is from here.
  • John Gibson, Fox News commentator went to Sequoia Middle School and Shasta High School
  • Karan English, former Arizona Congresswoman went to Enterprise High School
  • Rick Bosetti, former professional baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics. Elected to the Redding City Council in 2006. Currently the Men's Baseball Coach for Simpson University.
  • Ryan O'Callaghan, starting right tackle for the New England Patriots, is from Redding.
  • Rich Eisen lived and worked in Redding immediately before going to work for ESPN and is currently working for the NFL network as a broadcaster.
  • Jenna Jameson, American porn actress used to live in Redding.
  • Ken Shamrock, a fighter from the UFC and other mma organizations used to live in Redding.
  • Rico Rodriguez, a trainer from the UFC and other MMA organizations used to live in Redding.
  • Evie Smith, a writer graduated from Enterprise High School in 1999

Christopher Michael Woody Woodward (born June 27, 1976 in Covina, California) is a Major League Baseball infielder with the Atlanta Braves. ... David de Berry (1952-1995) was a U.S. composer of theater music as well as an actor and music director. ... Producer Kathleen Kennedy Kathleen Kennedy (b. ... Jason Heath Sehorn (born April 15, 1971 in Sacramento, California) is a former professional football player in the National Football League. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... John Albert Buck Martinez (born November 7, 1948 in Redding, California) is a former catcher, manager and is currently a play-by-play commentator in Major League Baseball. ... Ashley Parker Angel (born Ashley Ward Parker on August 1, 1981 in Redding, California, USA) is a musician and aspiring actor, best known as a member of the now-defunct boy band O-Town. ... O-Town O-Town is a boy band formed from the first series of the MTV-produced reality television series Making The Band, in 2000. ... John Gibson is a common name, shared by: John Gibson (sculptor) (1790-1866) - British sculptor John Gibson (Indiana) - Territorial Secretary of Indiana Territory Sir John Morison Gibson - Attorney-General of Ontario (1899-1904), appointed Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in 1908. ... Shasta High School is an American public high school located in Redding, California. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Richard Alan Bosetti (born August 5, 1953 in Redding, California) was a Major League Baseball player from 1976 to 1982 for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Simpson University is a private, liberal arts college located on a 92-acre (37-hectare) campus in Redding, California. ... Image:Eisen1. ... Jenna Jameson (born Jenna Marie Massoli on April 9, 1974)[4] is an American pornographic actress and entrepreneur who has been called the worlds most famous porn star[5][2][6] and The Queen of Porn.[7] She started acting in erotic films in 1993 after having worked as... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ...

Fictional Redding Characters

  • Charlotte Hunter, narrative and female lead of Lethal
  • Julian Sharpe, 115 year old vampire, also of Lethal

Surrounding towns

  • Anderson (12 mi South, 15 min drive) (pop. 11,000)
  • Shasta Lake (8 mi North, 14 min drive) (pop. 10,300)
  • Palo Cedro (9 mi East, 19 minute drive) (pop. 4,000)
  • Shingletown (29 mi East, 52 min drive) (pop. 2,222)
  • Round Mountain (31 mi Northeast, 45 min drive) (pop. 350)
  • Bella Vista (10 mi Northeast, 16 min drive) (pop. 1,218)
  • Oak Run (23 mi Northeast, 56 min) (pop. 820)
  • Olinda-Happy Valley (11 mi Southwest, 28 min drive) (pop. 1,200)
  • Millville (13 mi East, 24 min drive) (pop. 810)
  • Shasta (6 mi West, 9 min drive) (pop. 750)
  • French Gulch (18 mi West, 31 min drive) (pop. 100)
  • Whitmore (32 mi East, 1 hr 20 min drive) (pop. 593)
  • Lakehead (26 mi North, 30 min drive) (pop. 1,228)
  • Cottonwood (17 mi South, 22 min drive) (pop. 3,000)
  • Igo (11 mi West, 23 min drive)
  • Platina (39 mi Southwest, 1 hr 23 min drive)
  • Burney (53 miles Northeast, 1 hr 19 min drive)
  • Red Bluff (31 mi South, 34 min drive)

Anderson (pop. ... Shasta Lake (or Shasta Lake City) is a city in Shasta County, California, United States. ... Palo Cedro (pop. ... Shingletown (pop. ... Round Mountain (pop. ... Bella Vista is a small, rural unincorporated town about 9 miles north-east of Redding, California, and about 5 miles north of Palo Cedro, California. ... Oak Run is a small unincorporated community 23 miles east of Redding in Shasta County, California. ... Millville (pop. ... A bustling town of the 1850s through the 1880s, Shasta was for its time, the largest settlement in Shasta County and the surrounding area. ... French Gulch (pop. ... Whitmore is an unincorporated town of 166 people in the U.S. state of California. ... Lakehead (pop. ... Cottonwood (pop. ... Igo is a town with 900 residents 8 miles west of Redding, CA. Its ZIP Code is 96047. ... Platina is a small unincorporated community of 200 people in Shasta County, California, approximately 40 miles west of Redding and Red Bluff. ... Burney is an unincorporated town and census-designated place (CDP) in Shasta County, California, United States. ... Red Bluff (pop. ...

References

  1. ^ Environmental Impact Report for the Redding Redevelopment Plan, Earth Metrics, City of Redding and California State Clearinghouse Report (1990)
  2. ^ http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/WebSoilSurvey.aspx Web Soil Survey -- select Shasta County, California
  3. ^ Kim A. O'Connell, Ecology Park at Turtle Bay, Architecture Week, September, 2002

External links


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Redding, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (852 words)
Redding is the county seat of Shasta County, California, USA, located on the Sacramento River and on Interstate 5 south of Shasta Lake.
Redding also has four small colleges: Shasta College, a public two-year college, Simpson University, a four-year Christian college, Shasta Bible College and Graduate School, a private four-year Christian college and graduate school, and National University.
Redding is also important as the largest city in the northern Sacramento Valley and the largest city on the 470-mile stretch of Interstate 5 between Sacramento, California and Eugene, Oregon.
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