Skye Kinkade

Skye Kinkade

Skye Kinkade is a fourth generation Siskiyou County resident and mother of four lively children. She enjoys being part of a close-knit community that is so generous and kind in difficult times.

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    Plates for People – and the Planet

    Mount Shasta's Cheryl Boerger is saving the planet, one plate at a time. As a community service, she provides reusable plates, cutlery and glasses for various events, fundraisers and meetings in California and Oregon - and she does it all free of charge. Since founding Plates for People and the Planet nearly seven years ago, Cheryl estimates she … [Read more...]

    Be the Change: Igniting the Learning Process

    Much like football coaches, Natalie Lalaguna and Jessica Ditzler work to inspire, direct, educate, lead and organize - not on the field, but in the classroom. Both are instructional coaches at Turtle Bay School in Redding. Natalie is a lifelong Northern California resident who has been teaching for 15 years, and Jessica is an 11-year teaching … [Read more...]

    Be the Change – Bikes & Bright Futures: Ted Blankenheim

    President John F. Kennedy once said, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” Redding’s Ted Blankenheim agrees. A retired paramedic, registered nurse and firefighter, Ted believes that bikes give children freedom -- especially foster children. Thirteen years ago, he founded Bikes for Kids, which last December provided more … [Read more...]

    Be the Change: Center for Healthy Communities Fosters Love – Benefits of Fresh, Healthful Foods

    Chico residents Cindy Wolff and Sheila McQuaid work together to bring fresh, locally grown produce to the North State through their work at the Center for Healthy Communities (CHC). Inspired by the words of Nelson Mandela, who said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” the two women are working to … [Read more...]

    Monkeying Around – Dads, Get Active With Your Little Monkeys…

    Prince Charles once said, “I learned the way a monkey learns - by watching its parents.” If this is true, dads, what are your children learning from you? Are you the monkey who’s busy watching football or answering email on your smartphone? Or are you the dad who’s in the pool with your young monkey, teaching him the art of underwater … [Read more...]

    Be the Change: Joy Murphy – Bringing “Joy” To The Community

    The children who live at Rancho De Soto Apartments in Orland eagerly look forward to Thursday art classes with “Grandma Joy,” better known to the community as Joy Murphy. In addition to teaching the class – which always includes a touch of math and science for good measure – Joy is a board member for the Community Housing Improvement Program … [Read more...]

    Park and School: LAVA, A Partnership For Learning

    Less than an hour away from Red Bluff, Lassen Volcanic National Park is a 166-square-mile open-air classroom just waiting to be explored. A new charter school, Lassen-Antelope Volcanic Academy, or LAVA, takes advantage of having such a treasure right in its backyard, says the program's executive director, John Sheffield. Featuring flexible … [Read more...]

    Be the Change: Pam Thomason

    After returning to college in 1999, Redding’s Pam Thomason landed a career she loves at the Disability Action Center (DAC). Born legally blind herself, Pam helps senior citizens who are losing their vision remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. Pam provides adaptive aids, resources, counseling and advice to seniors who … [Read more...]

    Be the Change: Victoria Stewart – Saving Animals Without A Voice

    From as early as she can remember, Victoria Stewart has fostered a deep love for animals. Today, she rescues German shepherds and huskies who might otherwise be euthanized and houses them at Goliath Mountain Rescue, a non-profit organization she founded in Siskiyou County. “I am a small rescue, so I have a limited impact, but I’ve saved hundreds … [Read more...]

    Be the Change: Regina Weston – A Busy Mom Helping Her Community

    Regina Weston often jokes that like Michael Keaton’s character in the movie “Multiplicity,” she needs a clone. The program director of the Family & Community Resource Center of Weed (FCRCW), Regina is also a member of the Siskiyou County Local Child Care Planning Council. She’s a certified American Red Cross CPR and First Aid instructor. She’s … [Read more...]