Kimberly Shaw

Kimberly Shaw

Kimberly Shaw is a local Northern California author.

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    From Trash to Treasure

    Monette Pierce of Anderson recently moved her business, Beauty for Ashes, a massage and doula service, to downtown Redding. The new location’s open space is void of partitions or privacy walls, causing Pierce to spread the word that she is in need of doors. Doors?  This may sound like a strange request, but the young entrepreneur has a plan. She … [Read more...]

    Be the Change – Steve Main, Anderson

    After teaching for 38 years, Steve Main doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon. He’s having too much fun, he says. For the past eight years, Main has taught at Anderson New Technology High School. Like many teachers, he knows he’s a role-model. While readily admitting to his imperfections, he embraces the position of mentor. “I believe kids … [Read more...]

    Be the Change – Eileen Reese, Shasta & Tehama Counties

    As a young child, a painting of a red barn, a white horse and a mysterious figure mesmerized Eileen Reese. She would place herself inside the scene, imagining the horse was her own. As a teenager, Reese found solace sitting in a field with a herd of horses after her friends had moved away due to military base closings in Sacramento. “The horses … [Read more...]

    Be The Change – Joan Schreiner, Chico

    When Joan Schreiner, of Chico, registered for college, her goal was to become a pediatric nurse. The many hours of babysitting experience she'd incurred at a young age helped her realize that working with children had to be part of her future. One summer, in-between semesters, Schreiner found a job working at a preschool. “It was so much fun,” … [Read more...]

    Camp Okizu: More Than Just Fun And Games

    Camp Okizu expands across 500 acres at Berry Creek, 70 miles north of Sacramento, and embraces thousands of children and families every year. Four lakes, sleeping cabins and shower facilities dot the landscape to meet the basic needs of its visitors. Opportunities to fish, swim and hike provide hours of fun and adventure for young and old. Upon … [Read more...]

    Parent Teacher Groups – Working Together To Make a Difference in the Lives of Children

    This year, veteran teacher Denise Perkins of Redding is responsible for 21 first graders. The vast diversity of learners became evident in the first week of school. Some students need extra attention with academics while others struggle with learning difficulties. The enormity of the task before Perkins threatens to overwhelm her ability and desire … [Read more...]

    BMX Racing – Playing In The Dirt Has Never Been Such Fun!

    What do a 3-year-old boy named Diesel and a 31-year-old woman named Erin have in common? They both spend a couple of evenings a week “playing in the dirt” at the Nor Cal Boomtown BMX track in Shasta Lake City. And they’re not alone. Boys and girls of all ages are spinning their wheels at BMX (Bicycle Motocross) tracks across the nation. The … [Read more...]