Want a new lawn sign for calm neighborhood streets?

We’re making new lawn signs.  Our signs will be designed and printed locally.  This is one simple way to help support our community in this extraordinary time.

Designs underway.  We will have a few for you to choose from. With colorful, friendly graphics.  Not too big, so they withstand the wind.  Messages like these:

Please Drive Slowly, Children at Play
Please Drive Slowly, Children – Adults – Grandparents at Play!
20 is Plenty

Walking, biking, and rolling – for everyone now, getting out in our neighborhoods is more important than ever.  People need to get out daily, ride and take walks solo and with  their families.  Kids at home need to get outside.  You may have noticed more people walking, biking, skating, rolling.

We are all distracted and it’s good to remember to take care when driving through neighborhoods.  These signs will give a reminder to everyone to check your driving speed around homes and yards.

Are you interested in a lawn sign for your yard?
Please let us know your preference

530.355.2230
Or contact Anne at athomas@shastalivingstreets.org

We’ve made a number of signs over the years . . . maybe you remember a few of these

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Come See Us on Fridays!

Please Note:  We encourage you to ride solo and with your family as much as possible in April and May.

Our staff is working remotely from home – if there is anyway we can offer route coaching or ideas for bike rides, please do contact us at 530.355.2230.

We look forward to being able to offer in-person services again soon.

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We hear from lots of people who want to try biking downtown for work or play, but don’t know where to safely park their bike, or are uneasy about what is the safest route.

#TBIF  Services include:

  • Park your bike safely here  Secure bike parking.  7:30AM – 10:00PM
  • ebike charging station
  • Freedom From Training Wheels  Family play dates/learn to ride.  We have bikes for the littlest riders to learn.  Or bring your own.
  • Route coaching, riding partners  Thinking about riding downtown for work or play?  Uneasy about what route to take and just how to do it?  Let us help with your first commutes downtown.
  • Information about transit options  Including the Dash (new downtown shuttle), RABA Downtown Express

Over the next year we will be prototyping services, activities and networking events to assist people with their biking and walking commutes and develop our trail tourism services.
We look forward to your ideas and input!

LOCATION
Shasta Bike Depot
1313 California Street, Downtown Redding

MORE INFORMATION
Call 530.355.2230

 

MarchFourth! Friday Sept 20th

You are invited to join us
for this Fall Festival as the evening cools and the stars come out

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20th

MarchFourth! It’s a musical
extravaganza and dance party!

Join us for this big band experience in
Downtown Redding

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DELICIOUS FOOD – FURNARI SAUSAGE
Bring your appetite! Delicious Furnari Sausage sandwiches
and garden pasta available for purchase.

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GET TICKETS
Purchase Online:  Eventbrite MARCHFOURTH
Buy Direct From us:   530.355.2230

MarchFourth is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires the audience in an atmosphere of celebration and joy. This show is a big band experience not to be missed!

“Part New Orleans brass ensemble, part groove-heavy rock group, and part vaudevillian circus, this group unleashes a technicolor experience. – 5280 Magazine

MarchFourth is a 5-piece percussion corps and 6-part brass section plus funky electric bass will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers.

What began as a Fat Tuesday party in Portland, OR on March 4th 2003 appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes, and has become one of the nation’s best live touring acts.

March Fourth!
&
California Street Labs After Sunset
a new way to get together with friends
and have a great time on a Friday night

GET TICKETS TODAY!
Purchase Online:  Eventbrite MARCHFOURTH CA STREET LABS
Buy Direct From us:   530.355.2230 (No fees to you/Same for us)

Proceeds help to bring better bikeways,
walkable cities and vibrant public places.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH
DOORS 7:00 SHOW 8:15

$25 Advance / $30 Day of Show
Share the Fun!  Group tickets: Buy 10 tickets, get one free. Contact us.  530.355.2230
ALL AGES SHOW
YOUTH $10 10-19 years / At our office, or day of show at the door
KIDS FREE under ten years

LOCATION
California Street Labs
1313 California Street, Downtown Redding

PRESENTED BY
Shasta Living Streets
better bikeways, trails, walkable cities and vibrant public places
Providing amenities • Creating community • Empowering people 

SPONSORS
Merchants Bank of Commerce
Jefferson Public Radio
KIXE-TV
Miracle Mile Records

Redding Roots Revival Festival
KKRN 88.5

MARCHFOURTH
marchfourthband.com/
facebook.com/MarchFourthMarchingBand
twitter.com/M4MB
instagram.com/m4mb/

HOW TO GET THERE
BIKE.  Bike to the show, park your bike at the Bike Depot on site,  and receive a coupon for a free snack item.
DRIVE.  There is ample free parking in Downtown Redding.  Large parking lots directly adjacent: to the north, west, and south.

PLEASE NOTE:  No Smoking/No Vape, Please No Dogs
We are a no smoking & no vape venue.
For this show – please no dogs.  We normally welcome our canine friends, but best not to have them at this festival.

THREE FESTIVALS!
– SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS, Friday, Aug 9th
– MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND!  Friday, September 20th
– REDDING ROOTS REVIVAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, October 18, 19

CALIFORNIA STREET LABS
California Street Labs is a place for community members to come together to test ideas and actions that build a vibrant downtown and a great city. Activities and prototypes as well as shows and entertainment are designed to help people connect, contribute, address challenges and have fun together.   Open to the public twice per week.

MORE INFORMATION
530.355.2230
athomas@shastalivingstreets.org

What’s Happening? at California Street Labs

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We invite you to come visit
Bring friends and family and enjoy art installations, games and activities, visit the Bike Depot.  Hang-out, have a drink with friends, and enjoy the space.

EVENTS

California Street Labs events have been cancelled for April & May.  

June 13th
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Join the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival, Shasta Living Streets, Miracle Mile Records, the Redding Parks and Trails Foundation, and KIXE when they host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour at the California Street Labs (1313 California Street) from 7:30 PM – 10 PM. Snacks and cold drinks are available for purchase, but admission is FREE so don’t miss this exciting evening of music and films!

 

ABOUT CALIFORNIA STREET LABS

California Street Labs is a project of Shasta Living Streets.  This project supports our community by making the restored downtown warehouse available to community groups as a place for people to come together to test ideas and actions that build a vibrant downtown and a great city, as our community addresses questions of the 21st century.  The activities and prototypes, shows and entertainment are designed by individuals and groups throughout our region to help people connect, contribute, address challenges and have fun together.

The project began as a one-year pop-up on October 6, 2018.  Nearly 100 artists and groups participated throughout the first year to help restore the space and create popular experiences and activities.   In 2020 the project will continue, with the restored warehouse opened as a public venue once a week, primarily on Saturdays, with one large event per month.  Hours vary.

What we Hope to Achieve at California Street Labs
– Increase activities in downtown
– Create experiences for people to enjoy
– Help connect the many people working to improve our city
– Provide a space to prototype ideas for downtown
– Build resources while major projects are underway

LOCATION
California Street Labs
1313 California Street, Downtown Redding

FREE ADMISSION
FAMILY FRIENDLY

DRINKS AVAILABLE, OUTSIDE FOOD WELCOME
Soda, Kombucha, Beer & Wine available for purchase. Feel free to bring-in dinner from one of our downtown restaurants to enjoy during the event.

VOLUNTEERS MAKE EVERYTHING HAPPEN
Yes – you can help! Please join us as a volunteer or event host to help make each event a truly great experience for everyone.  It’s fun! Join the many artists, entrepreneurs, business and organizational partners working to refresh and uplift our city.

Contact athomas@shastalivingstreets.org or text/call 530.355.2230.

CONTACT
Contact Anne with questions or to discuss your ideas for events or activities you would like to offer to the community.  We look forward to hearing from you!
athomas@shastalivingstreets.org
530.355.2230.

Sister Sparrow! Downtown Festival at Sunset Aug 9

You are invited to join us
for this Summer Festival as the evening cools and the stars come out

FRIDAY AUGUST 9th

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
in Redding for the first time
for a Downtown Festival at Sunset!

Join us for this big band experience in
Downtown Redding

GET TICKETS
Purchase Online:  Eventbrite SISTER SPARROW
Buy Direct From us:   530.355.2230

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A big American band with an explosive brand of modern soul, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds bring humor and joy and invite people to get wild.  Singer Arleigh Kincheloe has one of the biggest voices in the business.  Prepare to be blown away!

Known far and wide as the impossibly big voiced leader of acclaimed soul collective Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Kincheloe has made an astonishing leap forward with her new album, GOLD.

For nearly a decade, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds have been equally celebrated for their studio albums and electrifying live performances.  Sister Sparrow is excited to play in Downtown Redding for the first time, eager to introduce fans old and new to her expanded musical vision.
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Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
&
California Street Labs After Sunset
a new way to get together with friends
and have a great time on a Friday night

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GET TICKETS TODAY!
Purchase Online:  Eventbrite SISTER SPARROW
Buy Direct From us:   530.355.2230, 1313 California Street

FRIDAY AUGUST 9TH
DOORS 7:00 SHOW 8:15

$25 Advance / $30 Day of Show
Share the Fun!  Group tickets: Buy 10 tickets, get one free. Contact us.  530.355.2230
ALL AGES SHOW
YOUTH $10 10-19 years / At our office or at the door day of show
KIDS FREE under ten years

LOCATION
California Street Labs
1313 California Street, Downtown Redding

DELICIOUS FOOD – FUNARI SAUSAGE
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FESTIVAL FUN
Balloon Hats.  Blacklight room.  Facepainting.  Seeds of Regrowth Art from the Ashes.  Art & Murals.  Local vendors.  And more!
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PRESENTED BY
Shasta Living Streets
better bikeways, trails, walkable cities and vibrant public places
Providing amenities • Creating community • Empowering people

SPONSORS
Merchants Bank of Commerce
Jefferson Public Radio
KIXE-TV
Miracle Mile Records

Redding Roots Revival Festival
L
agunitas Brewing Company
KKRN 88.5

SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS
sistersparrow.com
instagram.com/sister_sparrow/
facebook.com/SisterSparrow/

HOW TO GET THERE
BIKE.  Bike to the show, park your bike at the Bike Depot on site,  and receive a coupon for a free snack item.
DRIVE.  There is ample free parking in Downtown Redding.  Large parking lots directly adjacent: to the north, west, and south.

PLEASE NOTE:  No Smoking/No Vape, Please No Dogs
We are a no smoking & no vape venue.
For this show – please no dogs.  We normally welcome our canine friends, but best not to have them at this festival.

THREE FESTIVALS!
– SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS, Friday, Aug 9th
– MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND!  Friday, September 20th
– REDDING ROOTS REVIVAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, October 18, 19

California Street Labs

California Street Labs is a place for community members to come together to test ideas and actions that build a vibrant downtown and a great city. Activities and prototypes as well as shows and entertainment are designed to help people connect, contribute, address challenges and have fun together.   Open to the public twice per week.

CONTACT
530.355.2230
athomas@shastalivingstreets.org

 

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Photo of Arleigh Kincheloe byShervin Lainez
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Join Us & Participate at the California Street Labs

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!

Join us in this new venture where community members and groups come together to test ideas and actions that build a vibrant downtown and a great city.

Like the idea – but not sure how you want to participate? 
Come visit, tour the space, and talk with us to learn about the many ways you can contribute.  Or contact us to discuss opportunities at info@shastalivingstreets.org / 530.355.2230.

THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS
SUMMER HOURS:  7:00 – 10:00 PM

 

What we Hope to Achieve at California Street Labs
Increase activities in downtown
Create experiences for people to enjoy
Help connect the many people working to improve our city
Provide a space to prototype ideas for downtown
Build resources while major projects are underway

THEMES

Guiding Themes for Activities and Prototypes
Activities and prototypes as well as shows and entertainment are designed to help people connect, contribute, address challenges and have fun together.  These guiding themes are open to interpretation and broad enough to leave room for a wide range of topics, activities and speakers.

CONTACT

Contact us with questions or to discuss your ideas.  We look forward to hearing from you!
info@shastalivingstreets.org
530.355.2230

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CALIFORNIA STREET LABS

More information in this overview document, with participation and pop-up vendor information.
Download CALIFORNIA STREET LABS OVERVIEW & FORMS

 

 

MarchFourth! at the Downtown Fall Festival

MarchFourth returns to Redding for a Downtown Fall Festival!

Friday October 26th
at the California Street Labs Courtyard

MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN!  This is a big-band show not to be missed.  Join us!

“From the first note to the last, the sound was pumping and the fun never stopped… It’s worth noting that there are serious musicians behind all the fun. It’s obvious these guys (and gals) have had lots of training and formal practice. Talented band geeks turned rebels.”   ~ USAToday

www.marchfourthband.com

Special Guest: Major 7th
Major 7th was formed three years ago by members of the Shasta High School Jazz Band. This summer they have been featured in a number of local festivals. Members of Major 7th are big fans of MarchFourth. They also have a female sax player in Emily Stolz. Members are: Jacob Akana, Emily Stolz, Rob Trent, Daniel Lindberg.

A DOWNTOWN FALL FESTIVAL AND MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA

We invite you to dress-up in your carnival, halloween, fall-festival finest!  It’s October, it’s beautiful in Downtown Redding, and this is a new way to get together with friends and family and have a great time.

TICKETS

Adults $25 Advance.  $30 day of show.
Students 5-18 yrs, and w student ID $10
Under 5 yrs free

SCHEDULE

Doors open at 5:00.  Enjoy music by Major 7th & festival activities.  MarchFourth show starts at 6:30.

VIDEO

The promo for MarchFourth’s latest full-length album, Magic Number was created in Shasta County by Jefferson Thomas Creative. Watch here:  https://vimeo.com/257017991

LOCATION

The Fall Festival and music extravaganza will be in the fenced courtyard at the exciting new downtown venue, the California Street Labs. This is the first big outdoor show in this venue. California Street Labs

PRESENTED BY

This show presented by Shasta Living StreetsJefferson Public RadioMiracle Mile Records, and Redding Roots Revival Music Festival.

Proceeds support Shasta Living Streets programs to build prosperous communities by creating better bikeways and trails, walkable cities and vibrant public places – where active living excellence brings a strong and secure economy and enables all people to lead healthy and joyful lives.

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We are excited to announce that we have received a grant from TheMcConnell Foundation to serve as Activation Lead for Downtown Warehouse Activation!  This is located in the the renovated warehouse at the site of the former police station in downtown Redding.

Demolition is nearing completion, and the effort to salvage a portion of bricks has been successful.  The project was originally dubbed The Green Door Project for the distinctive green doors that have also been salvaged.  Now, as warehouse renovation nears completion to launch as early as September, the project has taken on its official name:  California Street Labs.

The McConnell Foundation has made a ten year commitment to downtown revitalization.  We begin with California Street Labs, a project that is temporary by design.  Leveraging the tools of tactical urbanism, this project is intended to invite the public to experience a sampling of what is possible in a vibrant downtown.  – Rachel Hatch, Program Officer for Community Vitality with The McConnell Foundation.

The Foundation is working with community groups to activate the warehouse.  To activate means to program the space with people and objects to enliven it.  Today, the Foundation announces a grant to Shasta Living Streets, who will serve as the Activation Lead on the effort.   This builds on Shasta Living Streets’ successful 2015 pop-up venue, Market Hall at 1729 California Street (described in Enjoy Magazine, August 2015 here http://bit.ly/2AXf9g4).

It is more important than ever to give our community a place to participate and connect. We see this as a bright spot in our city as downtown development projects and community revitalization are underway.  – Anne Thomas, Executive Director of Shasta Living Streets.

Examples of activities that will happen in the space include: art installations, pop-up retail, music performances, film screenings, bike-related activities, meet-up groups, and more.  Community participation will revolve around 7 key themes:  Civic Life, DIY (Do It Yourself), Future City, Real Play, Science & the Natural World in the City, Culture, Arts & Entertainment, and New Economy.

For more information:
California Street Labs Invitation

You are invited to participate, share your interest with us:
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REGISTER RETAIL

Community members who are interested in learning how to participate in the California Street Labs should attend the

SNEAK PEEK EVENT
Wednesday, September 5th from 4-7 PM 
Drop by 1313 California Street, meet the team from Shasta Living Streets, tour the space, and learn how to take part in this exciting endeavor.

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About Shasta Living Streets: Shasta Living Streets is a local organization that since 2010 has been dedicated to building better bikeways and trails, walkable cities and vibrant public places in Shasta County.

About The McConnell Foundation: This year marks 30 years of giving for the foundation located in Redding with a mission of “helping build better communities through philanthropy.”  For updates on downtown projects, see: https://www.mcconnellfoundation.org/community-vitality/the-latest/

With your support a major trail project moves forward along the river

Two years ago we spearheaded a collaborative project & raised funds.  There is happy news to report – Remember when we said this?

Imagine: Improvements that enhance boating access and extend the River Trail behind the Posse Grounds along the river

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It’s happening!  City of Redding recently received a $560,000 grant.  This will begin the first of three phases :

  1.  Extending the riparian and park area along the river
  2.  Making improvements to river access and the boat ramp area
  3.  Adding trail improvements and amenities

We call this the Redding Riffle project because of the very important fish habitat in the river adjacent to this area.

Improvements starting now in Phase I include:

  • Increasing the riparian and park area
  • Installing permeable-pavement parking further from the river
  • Increasing native plant cover and removing invasive species
  • Alignment will be created for the trail 
  • (Boat ramp improvements and trail amenities to be added later) 

Thank you to our members and supporters and to the collaborative organizations.

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Gary Larson receives our first Active Living Innovator Award

The Active Living Innovator Award recognizes excellence in active living, bringing people wellness, prosperity, and joy.

We are so pleased to recognize Gary Larson for his achievements over many decades as owner of Chain Gang bike shop in Redding.   He long-ago put Shasta County on the map as a world leader in cycling.

Gary led the first organized mountain bike race in the world, the Whiskeytown Downhill.  The first ever – right here in Shasta County, starting in 1981 it grew to a race of 500 riders.  Then in 1985, his shop led the Vulcan Tour, a local stage race held in Redding that attracted the worlds top racers in road riding.  Gary devoted his business and his time and attention to support many cycling efforts in our community.  We all benefit now as we build on his accomplishments.  Thank you to Gary and his family, and the many people who have worked in his shop and partnered with him on projects.

 
IMG_1077What is that golden trophy?   It’s a Skyway TUFF Wheel!  The first-of-it’s-kind wheel was developed by Chuck Raudman and manufactured by Skyway in Redding starting in 1976.

As a major cycling innovation, a Skyway TUFF Wheel hangs in the Smithsonian Institute.

We figured it’s a great physical representation of active living excellence in Shasta County!  Thank you to OnCourse signs and engraving for turning it into a trophy.

 

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