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December 4th, 2009

I love this David Horsey cartoon, but it's just not fitting....
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A former Tehama County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced today to more than three years in prison for relentlessly stalking and physically assaulting a Redding woman.
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A 28-year-old Douglas City man suffered a knife slash on his neck early Thursday morning at a Weaverville bar when a dispute over drugs turned violent, Trinity County sheriff’s deputies said today.
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Former Shasta County Supervisor Trish Clarke filled in for KQMS morning host Ray Roberts most of this week, and yesterday morning she was talking local politics. Without naming names, she mentioned the various county races in play -- including her...
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Well maybe they didn’t go that far but c’mon, lets call a spade a spade, this is more like the pot calling the kettle black, its not like we are calling Barry Sotoro AKA Barack Obama,or his ignorant wife a Buffie, a Brownie, a Bounty Bar a Crow, Darkie, Eight ball, Gable, Jigaboo, Jungle Bunny, [...]
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Sorry to say I must cancel today's contest because I have the swine flu. To be really honest, I was still sound asleep at 9:00. The contest will return next Friday, better than ever....
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Odd quote today from the spokesman for the Fair Political Practices Commission: "This definitely is an unusual approach to fundraising," said commission spokesman Roman Porter. "Unfortunately, court decisions don't allow the FPPC to regulate the content of solicitations, only require...
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The unusual house/car attachment at the corner of Pine and South Streets in Redding has been getting a whole lot of attention since the accident happened on November 21st. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the house will be fixable...
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Here are a revealing few sentences in today's story about the ROP fooferaw: ROP superintendent Charlie Hoffman said Thursday the superintendents of the other five districts participating in the program have told him they don't want a change of administration....
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A Covelo man was arrested on suspicion of felony drug possession after Tehama County Sheriff’s deputies say they found him with more than two pounds of marijuana stuffed into a dog food bag
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Photographer Richard Avedon, I learned during a recent visit to SF, took thousands of mug shots during a stint in the military, an exercise that inspired his unadorned but revealing "Portraits of Power" series. Speaking of mug shots, these are...
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So I wonder if it is the Pharmacy's Fault?  Should they really keep that much valuable product on the premises?  Also, I wonder if they really had that many people in that community with perscritions that even warrented them having that much product on hand? I have noticed that one of the current favo
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Alas, it's the official Chinese news agency, Xinhua, reports Secrecy News. China Has Jobs for Foreign Reporters December 4th, 2009 by Steven Aftergood At a time when U.S. news organizations are shedding jobs at an alarming rate, the People's Republic...
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A 17-year-old Happy Camp boy is being held today at the Siskiyou County Juvenile Hall after his arrest on suspicion of breaking into the Clinic Pharmacy in Happy Camp late last month and stealing medications.
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Our state senator seems to be getting grief from the northern end of his district. From his monthly newsletter: Klamath River Dams - Setting the Record Straight I have become aware that many people in Siskiyou County are getting incomplete...
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From the WSJ's report on House debate on the estate tax extension: Republicans say the bill doesn't go far enough to spare family businesses. "Far too many families have faced the grim prospect of having to sell the family farm...
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The Chico paper reports: SAN FRANCISCO -- Environmental groups filed a legal challenge to water rights of some of Northern California's oldest agricultural water users, stating that contracts for the next 40 years violate the Endangered Species Act. The suit...
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Singer-songwriter Rita Hosking is originally from Eastern Shasta County. Her voice and her honest songwriting have won her high praise from critics and fans throughout the country. Rita won the prestigious Dave Carter Memorial S
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The scattered remnants of home interrupted are here strewn about the front yard of today’s FDotD. According to records, this 1979 3/2 is 1125 sq ft located on an acre south of town. It’s described as a fixer, which seems somehow inevitable. It looks nice in photos from 2002, w
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Sunny, 60-degree days today and Saturday should give way to wintry weather Sunday, forecasters say.
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I remember the day, it was summer.I was 12 and since it was summer, I'd slept in until 10:30 a.m.My brother was up. He was (and still is) six years older than I. And he'd been to the record store.The album was white, with this crazy artwork of lions and swans in bursts of colors. He put it on the turntable
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Something to help guide you: Be careful when making sandwiches with your first cousin.
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Kelly: Pardon me while I froth at the mouth. My health insurance company tells me the cost of my premiums will increase by 50 percent next month.  No reason.  Just because.  Family of four, healthy, with high-deductible policy…  we will soon…
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Troy Hawkins shared his recipe for fruitcake in his Question of the Day section. He says this is a good recipe. “I love to serve a slice with a brandy butter (the kind used for plum pudding), spooned over
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Redding’s Shasta High School Madrigal Dinner, Dinner 2009.
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San Diego singer-songwriter Jakob Martin stopped into the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant (1790 Market St.) a night early and said he’d rather kill a day in Redding than Sacramento. At 8 p.m. tonight (Dec. 4), Martin plays for the…
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What is your favorite holiday movie? (Click here to answer.)
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Many non-Catholics have been trained from childhood to believe that one of the clear proofs of the falsity of Catholicism is to be found in the honor that is paid to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Catholic
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People should disregard an e-mail urging them to register personal information on an H1N1 flu vaccine registry with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health officials warned Wednesday.
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If Randy Oller has his way, the Shasta Union High School District won't be running the Shasta-Trinity ROP program.
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A home in downtown Redding has an unusual, unintentional lawn ornament that city officials would like to see removed soon - a Buick.
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A Shasta County assessor-recorder candidate is splitting proceeds from a gingerbread house competition with a children's charity and his campaign, a tactic his competitor says is misleading families by using their holiday goodwill to inadvertently bolster his political war chest.
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Good news for the north state's many upcoming annual charity crab feeds. "Prices are down, and the grade is just outstanding," George Santilena, the owner of Buz's Crab Stand on East Street in Redding, said Thursday of the fresh Dungeness crab that went on sale this week.
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OBAMA'S FANTASY: After watching President Obama's war speech, it became obvious that he is the opposite of former President Clinton! While Clinton waffled in the middle ground and pleased pretty much everyone, Obama waffles in fantasyland and pleases no one. He would be funny if he were not so dangerous.
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Today is Friday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2009. There are 27 days left in the year.
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This business of werewolves won't go away.
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Our association wishes to respond to the Nov. 20 article about a dog that was euthanized at the Haven Humane shelter due to heartworm disease. Ray John, Haven's CEO, was quoted as saying that treatment would have been painful for the animal.
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The McCormick-Saeltzer Co. once stretched all the way from Yuba to Placer streets on the west side of Market Street.
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For a few minutes on Tuesday night, it was difficult to tell whether Redding's council members were trying to lead a city of nearly 100,000 people or auditioning for judgeships on "American Idol."
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If you ever wondered why God invented the delete button, let me pass along the e-mail that arrived on the wings of various listservs directed at the Mainstream Media.
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Local Dutch Bros. Coffee stands will donate proceeds from every beverage sold next Friday to the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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Hawaiian slack key guitar legend Patrick Landeza and Friends will perform tonight at 8 at Bernie's Guitar. Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza is considered to be a leading performer of Hawaiian slack key guitar, or ki ho'alu, an acoustic guitar tradition.
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Sunday is jazz great Dave Brubeck's 89th birthday and he's celebrating in a style befiting his legendary status with a White House reception and a gala program at the Kennedy Center's Opera House.
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The construction of a state-owned and -operated veterans home in Redding may have cleared its last financial barrier with the successful sale of about $90 million in bonds, a spokeswoman with the state Department of General Services said Thursday.
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RED BLUFF - District Attorney Gregg Cohen's request for a court-ordered shutdown of the only medical marijuana collective in Tehama County's jurisdiction may be dropped, but Red Bluff Patient Collective - at least for the moment - remains closed.
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Man sent to prison for child molestation A former Redding man was sentenced Thursday to 32 years in prison after a Shasta County jury convicted him in September of 14 counts of child molestation after a six-day trial.
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Jeremy Aicher and Cheryl Brumley didn't know each other until a bank ATM malfunction left both without the cash assistance they needed to pay their rents and buy Christmas presents for their children.
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It took only an hour to adopt out all 29 exotic birds at Haven Humane Society on Thursday."It was a zoo in here, I'm telling you," said Virginia Reeter, the shelter's development director.
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When Yaz came to live here, he was about 10-12 weeks old, a glossy black kitten, long-legged, long-bodied, long-tailed, and poorly socialized. He was fearful of everything. When all the other cats got on my bed at night to cuddle up and get petted, he sat on the floor, looking up. Gradually he crept up onto the foot of the
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OK I am sure by now everyone has heard and seen the Michelle Obama photo that was merged with an ape.  (See the article HERE) Nothing new here, Bush was merged, and there is a site that merges many famous people, even America hating people like Michelle Obama. Guess what?  Blacks are ranting and raving [...]
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A former Redding man was sentenced this afternoon to 32 years in prison after a Shasta County jury convicted him in September of 14 counts of child molestation following a six-day trial.
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It took only an hour to adopt out all 29 exotic birds at Haven Humane Society today.
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High pressure continues to block storms from entering California. The next 3 days will have mostly sunny skies with light winds and daytime temperatures in the lower 60s. However, a major change is on the way. When you look at…
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In 1875, the Boggs and Moore real estate development company owned by partners John Boggs and Austin Moore, purchased 12,400 acres of swampland on the north side of the Fall River Valley for $2600. In 1879, they employed a large...
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County’s request for a temporary restraining order against the only medical marijuana dispensary under its jurisdiction has been “shelved,” the attorney for its owners said today.
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1. Winterfest 2009 7 p.m. Friday tree lighting in the Market Street Promenade (formerly the downtown mall). Entertainment starts at 5 p.m.
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J. Norman Stewart’s mother was his only piano teacher. At age 7, he learned to read music and performed some classical pieces. She also taught him to play by ear, and that became his musical mode of choice.
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The best hot pastrami sandwich in town? It would be hard to beat the one I had recently at the San Francisco Deli, the family-owned place on Athens Avenue that’s been serving up locally famous sandwiches since 1977.
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Who says it's just a kid thing? Miniature golf is an activity that's often imagined as an event for young children with their parents or a group of high schoolers looking to fill the void of a Saturday night. But the reality is that activities like miniature golfing provide an often-neglected outlet for adults to experience
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Polish off what’s left of your Thanksgiving feast, because it’s officially the Christmas season in the north state – and downtown is ready to deck its halls.
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Today’s FDotD looks very nice for the money. It’s listed as a 1812 sq ft 3/3 on 5.5 acres west of Anderson. It has a pool and also a 1/1 guest house. It seems to have a nice view of the western mountains. Looks like a really nice location. We recall
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Rain is expected to start dropping on the north state Sunday as a storm system brings a wintry cool down.
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This is one of the earliest flash fiction pieces I penned during a rebirth into the medium. It needed to be dug out, dusted off, for you fine folks.Icicle viewsIcicles hang like glass from frozen gutters.Snow blankets things like the mower, the good summer Adirondacks. Frozen in time. A time ago.
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Take a drive this weekend and take in some of these North State events: Redding Fri., Dec. 4. Historic Christmas Tree Lighting. Entertainment from 5 to 7 p.m. Tree Lighting 7 p.m. Sponsored by Viva Downtown Redding and
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In November, I accepted a songwriting challenge over at the Songwriting Scene blog. I had been wanting to write a new Christmas song, and figured if I committed to it in a public forum, I'd have to actually deliver.And Lo! - a Christmas miracle has indeed taken plac
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Redding has extended its ban on new medical marijuana collectives to June and voted a final time to impose tight restrictions on cannabis co-ops.
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Although plain and petite, Whispering Oaks is a sanctuary for its residents. Its quiet, unassuming atmosphere provides a tranquil, safe haven for the people who live there.
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Usually home to animals that bark and meow, Haven Humane Society in Redding has its hands full this week with a glut of two-legged pets that can whistle, talk and make washing machine noises.
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The boys Harlan Carter Invitational Basketball Tournament turns 40 this year. It's anything but over the hill.This year's edition of the annual eight-team bracket features a lot of the same teams and will provide Redding-area fans plenty of chances to see the early performances of Shasta Union High School District teams beg
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Josiah Duncan scored 12 points as the Liberty Christian High School boys basketball team beat Williams 71-26 in its season opener on Wedensday.
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Redding will have to find room in its eviscerated general fund for $1 million more in higher pension costs through 2012.
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RED BLUFF - The ruling off the field stands as well: Enterprise High School is the 2009 Northern Section Division I football champions.
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Until a team gets that initial first win, there's an air of uncertainty that pervades throughout a team.As the losses begin the mount, that dreaded feeling becomes heavier and more cumbersome. The play of the team starts to become strained as if a dark cloud hangs over them.
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FORT BRAGG - Just yards from the murky waters of Noyo Harbor, the boats sit tilted sideways on scraggly grass, their hulls rusted, their white paint peeling.
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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. expects average gas bills to be about 4 percent higher this month than a year ago, the utility announced Wednesday.
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A divided Redding City Council voted late Tuesday to push ahead with plans to retrofit a shampoo plant on the far north side of town into a police station even if the city doesn't have enough money to complete the job any time soon.
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I've fallen for the last scammer It finally happened. I've become jaded.
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Levi Holden, a fifth-grader at Turtle Bay Elementary in Redding, is one of 100 children who took part recently in the Anthem Blue Cross Live Like a Champion Tour sponsored by the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
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President Barack Obama convenes a summit today to hear from a variety of interested parties how he can goose the American economy to create more jobs. Yet, for weeks, virtually every White House employee with the power of speech has made clear that the president doesn't intend to increase the deficit, and that the idea of a
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Redding's 'Angel Tree' offers chance to give Redding City Hall's annual Christmas tree display this year features gift wishes on the tree.
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There's no better time for the city of Redding to build a new police station.
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The three most important elements in training for a marathon are deciding to train, beginning to train and remaining focused on your goal of being ready on race day.
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A Redding man was hit by a car Wednesday morning in downtown Redding after police say he ran from them when they arrived to serve a search warrant.
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2009. There are 28 days left in the year.
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What is your favorite holiday party beverage? If you make it yourself, give us the re
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Finally, Sankyu!  It's taken my over three years of training...and I wasn't sure I could make it honestly, but I did :.) and it feels so good!  I am so very grateful for my teachers Hiroko, and Brad, especially this last year which has been a tough one for me as I lost my Dad in September and had to miss several months
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Phil Keester might have just the deal for you. For as little as $200 a month you can use the Redding Business Connection, a "co-working space" he opened recently on Mistletoe Lane. Nice-looking digs. The walls are decorated with work...
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GovTrack sends notice my way of an eminently sensible piece of legislation drafted by our own Rep. Wally Herger. H. R. 4164 To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to provide for a phased-in increase of chargeable premium...
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As I said, Gary got back this morning at 4:30 AM after driving straight through from Utah.One reason he didn't get out of there before 2 PM was that the company was waiting to unload some enormous crates of puzzles from China.Kinda funny, considering the box says "PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA."
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I think it's been a year or two now that the Redding City Council has has online video archives of its meetings -- an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to go back and see just what happened at a...
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Accordion to the legend, "Screech Mutilated Metal Music" got its start in Berlin. Lemmy heard an old acetate... the rest, as they say, is pure speculation.
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SHASTA LAKE — This city has a new mayor.
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"I Love a line I read in a book once. It went something like this: "If it isn't life threatening, if the house is not ablaze, if it is not an emergency, or if the child you are yelling to...
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This is awesome in so many ways, and also wrong in just as many.
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The ruling off the field stands as well: Enterprise High School is the 2009 Northern Section Division I football champions. Section commissioner Liz Kyle on Wednesday denied an appeal from Paradise High School concerning the Hornets’ 26-23 win over the Bobcats last Wednesday.
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Highway 44 at Deschutes Road is open again after the Shasta CountySheriff's Office bomb squad discovered what looked like a blasting cap on the freeway shoulder was a harmless electronic device.
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Last night, American industrialist and health care pioneer Henry J. Kaiser was inducted into The California Hall of Fame. Among the many accolades mentioned at his induction ceremony, was this: "Kaiser was an entrepreneur who quite literally arrived in California...
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This Friday, four new shows open at the Red Bluff Art Gallery: Patti Stout’s “PAWS & Friends,” Stephen Bennett’s “United Nations Stamps,” and Phil Dynan’s 
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The Holidays on Hilltop festivities feature a chance to win an 8-foot-tall Christmas stocking filled with toys. The drawing for the stocking, which is sponsored by and on display at Minuteman Press, will be held Dec. 19 and is being done…
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Well we have this cat you see. His name in Bongo. He was a sweet tiny rescue kitty that we adopted when he was 3 months old. He is now a year and a half. He is probably the worlds laziest cat, but he does eat all the bugs who enter into our home so [...]
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We had such a nice time away with our family in the Bay Area. We came back Friday and have just been swamped with family portraits all weekend. From a 3 hour session with a family of 20 to half hour sessions with babies to a family who had as many dogs as people!  It’s [...]
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Fire crews canceled their response to a fire in a bathroom at Cypress School in Redding after the school's maintenance staff extinguished it.
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A big rig on its side temporarily blocked the eastbound lane of Highway 299 this morning near Oregon Mountain close to Weaverville.
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I don't believe there were any expectations Tuesday night that Redding City Council members were going to ratify Shasta Builders' Exchange CEO Kent Dagg's 10 proposals to jump-start the area's economy. Still, c
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Police are still searching this morning for a Redding man suspected of bursting into another man’s south Redding apartment Monday night and shooting him twice in the head.
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Dear Lynne: What can I make this weekend, freeze, reheat and bring for our potluck polenta party? The annual polenta celebration is always at my mom’s because she makes the best polenta in the family (it began when my grandmother always made polenta for the hunters on Thanksgiving weekend). I am looking for a meat stew
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A Redding man was hit by a car this morning in downtown Redding after police say he ran from them when they arrived to serve a search warrant.
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If you can’t get into the Christmas spirit this weekend in Redding, then you’re not trying, friend. Holiday activities are bustling at several venues on Saturday, with the topper being the annual Christmas parade downtown at 6 p.m. (To see parade…
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The ACLU gets a lot of flak from the right, and it is very much in favor of gay rights, but it's still siding with the proponents of Proposition 8 in a court battle over disclosure of campaign documents. The...
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State budget cuts are forcing the California State University system to pare enrollment dramatically -- 40,000 students statewide -- but apparently applicants didn't get the message. From AP: California State University has received a record number of undergraduate applications for...
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Bruce Bartlett is an economist, pundit and former Reagan Treasury official, but he hasn't got much use for the current Republican Party -- especially its rhetoric when it comes to the budget. He elaborates why in a brutal recent column:...
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This morning I get to take a quick trip to the Big City. Going to pick up my beautiful daughter! Joy!
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...that Redding's economy outperformed the state's as a whole in the third quarter? From today's paper: Redding officials won't know until later this month - when third-quarter sales tax receipts actually come out - whether the city's retailers fared better...
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Sun is expected to continue to shine on the north state through Friday.
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Here’s a handsome and good sized bank-owned home in South Redding. Back in 2006, this sold for $353K, and had previously been a licensed assisted living care home. It’s available for around $90 per sq ft now, a new comp sure to displease the neighbors in this pleasant and esta
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The City of Redding is seeking proposals. 178 acres. Got livestock? Deadline's Dec. 11. Click here for details. (Hat tip 'anotherjeff.")...
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Over the past weeks of being able to provide the public with various traffic safety related information, I have received emails from folks requesting specific information that may be useful or informative to others. The following are two specific inquires and…
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are fondle, kick and sumptuous.BreastsI wake from a strange and unsettling dream to discover I have breasts.Sumptuous, womanly breasts. It’s my pale skin alright, but rising from my narrow chest are two pe
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It’s bad out there and we all know it. And right now, many students are faced with the fear of incurring thousands of dollars for years-long education, and how they are going to pay off the loans. If one doesn’t…
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I haven't been to a Redding City Council meeting in years, but I decided to reverse that trend on Tuesday night. It seemed like there were plenty of interesting and important items on the agenda. I was right!
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There are some really great artistic performances in Redding this season. Last month Rhonda (Nelson, Mike’s wife) was watching one of the many
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Redding Shotokan had Fall Kyu Test on Nov. 14th. We are happy to announce that all members demonstrated great progress.Peter G. -- Rokkyu (6th kyu)Heather K. -- Gokyu (5th kyu)Nikki K. -- Gokyu (5th kyu) Abbie R. -- Gokyu (5th kyu) Wil
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"Eating breakfast for dinner used to be more popular," Diane Hegnes, owner of Country Kitchen Restaurant and Bakery said. "But breakfast can be seen as comforting, and comfort things are coming back."
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The Record Searchlight is hosting its annual cooking contest in search of the best holiday cookies. Participants are asked to bake one dozen cookies and bring them to the Record Searchlight at 1101 Twin View Blvd. in Redding between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday.
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2009. There are 29 days left in the year.
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Declining sales tax revenues continue to whittle north state budgets as the state Board of Equalization (BOE) passes its losses on to local governments.
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When it comes to strength, flexibility and stamina, Shasta County students are ahead of their peers statewide, according to physical fitness test scores released Tuesday.
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A north state holiday tradition is back. KLXR-AM 1230 in Redding will start broadcasting Christmas music at midnight Saturday.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama's Tuesday speech outlining his plans to send 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan and to begin withdrawing American forces in July 2011 was met with a mixed reaction from Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico.
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The Anderson High School girls basketball team opened the season with a 63-39 blowout win on the road over Orland on Tuesday. The Cubs were aided by 9-for-20 shooting on 3-pointers.
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Wasn't that an exciting section championship game between Enterprise and Paradise? We're not talking football. We're talking about last year's Division III girls' basketball championship where the Paradise Bobcats defeated the Hornets for the crown.
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Add another honor to the Jaklyn Wheeler collection, the biggest one yet.Wheeler recently has been selected as an honorable mention on the 2009-2010 Under Armour Girls High School All-American volleyball team as selected by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
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With deficits that run into the tens of billions, the state of California plainly has a spending problem.
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I was present in Paradise last Wednesday for the CIF Northern Section Division 1 football title game between Enterprise and Paradise.
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Random thoughts on the passing scene: Sometimes we seem like people on a pleasure boat drifting down the Niagara River, unaware that there are waterfalls up ahead.
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LAKEHEAD - It may take 10 years to whack their way through 4,500 acres of brush-choked woodlands that surround Lakehead, but firefighters say it's worth the effort.
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Redding police traveled to Trinity County early Tuesday in search of a Redding man suspected of barging into another man's south Redding apartment and shooting him twice in the head.
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Get ready for your close-up of Patriot and Liberty. A new webcam will start broadcasting images - a picture that is closer and clearer than the past nesting season's camera - from the famous Turtle Bay bald eagles' nest starting today, said Sharon Dale, animal programs manager at Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
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The 68th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, which plunged the U.S. into war with Japan, will be observed Monday outside the Shasta County Courthouse in Redding.
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Do you celebrate a winter holiday other than Christmas?  What is your tradition? (
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Redding has extended its ban on new medical marijuana collectives to June.
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A divided Redding City Council voted this evening to push ahead with plans to retrofit a shampoo plant on the far north side of town into a police station even if the city doesn't have enough money to complete the job any time soon.
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An overflow crowd of south Redding residents packed City Council chambers this evening demanding officials fix the Olney Creek dike.
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Gary called me from Carlin, Nevada, about an hour ago, where he was refueling the truck. He was the last guy out of there in Utah, where he went through training and loading the truck - there were guys from even further away than him, and he was last to have his truck filled with jigsaw puzzles. I had never heard of Carlin
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In a bit of political theater unthinkable before this year, one of Redding's most powerful business leaders this evening championed a sales tax hike and chided the City Council's more liberal wing for failing to enthusiastically embrace that and nine other ideas for jump starting the local economy.
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Can you explain this?.(Explanation from the San Francisco Chronicle, Day in Pictures: "While many folks in Sydney haven't been able to find jobs, Luke Taylor (left), Paul O'Keeffe and Jeremy Davies can thank their stars that there still is a demand in Australia for men who impersonate kangaroos
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California Highway Patrol officers and an ambulance are on their way to a wreck that has blocked southbound Interstate 5 traffic near the Fourth Street Gas Point Road exit in Cottonwood.
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This recent item about Brent Weaver on Building-Products.com is apt to (again) tick off "Tam" Beeman of Thatcher Lumber Co. on Eureka Way, who claims he's got the oldest family lumberyard in town. Redding Yards Renamed: Weaver Lumber is the...
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Old Oregon Trail near Highway 299 was blocked this evening following a two-car wreck, but no one was injured.
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Motorists on southbound Interstate 5 in the Anderson area were facing delays this evening as they approached North Street because of two separate wrecks.
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Fancy interpretive signs were recently installed amongst the brick ruins in Shasta, capping a more than million-dollar project to stabilize the Gold Rush-era buildings and install a handicap-accessible boardwalk. Here's a snap of one of the informative placards....
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Judging begins next week for the annual Realtor sponsored Christmas Light contest. Homeowners that have decked out their yards for the holidays can enter to win cash prizes.  Call the Shasta Association of Realtors for details and entry form. The first round of judging will take place Monday December 7th. Severa
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What: Christmas Holiday Spectacular Gingerbread House Competition at the Shasta District Fairgrounds When: Dec. 4 through Dec. 20 Where: Shasta District Fairgrounds More info: Call 243-7240
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What: Kick off December’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop with a Hawaiian Holiday Celebration performance by Paradise Gardens Hui ‘Ohana, directed by Dan & Jan Baza When: Sat., Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m. Where: The Atrium, 1690 Market Street (Next to Leatherby’s), Market Street Promenade, Redding C
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What: HawkMan Studios Art Attack featuring artist Celeste White When: Sat., Dec. 12, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Boardmart, 1261 Market Street, Redding Cost: Free From altered-art.net: “Altered art” is the transformation or ‘alteration̵
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It was a well-known roadhouse/stopping place known as the Flintlock Inn established in the late 1880s beside what is now Highway 299 just west of Ingot. John Diddy purchased the property and the business in 1901 and moved there with...
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Fire crews are responding this morning to the report of a fire in an air conditioning unit at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
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Firefighters were being sent this morning to Monte Vista School on Adams Lane in Redding after receiving reports of a possible electrical fire.
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Property values in California have long been subject to booms and busts, but since Prop. 13 passed in 1978, the damping effect on property assessments when prices are rising -- increases are capped at 2 percent a year -- has...
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That's what conservative activist Jon Fleischman argues, writing this morning that the ailing city of San Diego should go to the BK Court and ask a judge to void or restructure contracts with public employee unions that the city can't...
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Last night, after everyone else in the house fell asleep, I wanted to kill about 45 minutes before bed. The TV in the living room is on the blink (OK, it's gone to the great CRT clearing at the end of the path). I'm not sure I need to replace it. I simply dragged a chair in front of the entertainment cen
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November’s dry weather has continued into December.
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The silent killers. Responsible for more vomiting than Captain Morgan on the Tea Cup ride. Their victims are littered across the country like little brown stains on the bathroom floor. How? How can they be
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Or deliver this kind of mileage. Cormac McCarthy is auctioning his reliable Olivetti portable, above, for charity. But he found another one. (He could've asked me, the proud owner of two). Excerpt from the New York Times: Cormac McCarthy...
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Postal Service is expanding its Holiday Celebrations Series with a new stamp highlighting the Muslim holiday of Eid. Please DON’T  BUY  these….. USPS New  Stamp!!!   Celebrates  Muslim holiday. If  there is only ONE thing you forward  today…. let it be this! REMEMBER t
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OneWord is a prompt that asks, "what can you do with one word - and 60 seconds?"Good question. The word? "Fold."If this was poker, he would have folded long ago. But as it was, she'd called his bluff. It was either go big, or go home. So he went all-in."I love you too," he said.It pleased her t
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Dairrien Call is a Redding teenager facing serious surgery in a few weeks, and friends have organized a fundraiser for the family to help defray some of the travel and family expenses.A Spaghetti Dinner - suggested donation of $4 each.Church of the Redeemer844 Butte StreetDecember 4th From 5pm-
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Fruitcake: Yes or No? If yes, do you have a favorite recipe?
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Jerry Brown was in the conference room of a large law firm talking to about 30 of the well-heeled supporters who have provided him enough money to drive off all early competition on the Democratic side of the 2010 run for governor - even before he officially becomes a candidate.
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T.J. Maxx at Hilltop Drive and East Palisades Avenue in Redding has gotten a makeover.
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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2009. There are 30 days left in the year.
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Admitting you have a problem is the first step toward fixing it - except for the city of Redding and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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Tonight the Redding City Council will entertain an agenda item selecting the property at 4712 Mountain Lakes Boulevard as the preferred alternative for the relocation of the Redding Police Department.
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Suspect sought after shooting in Redding Redding police were looking for a shooting suspect Monday night after an unidentified man was shot in the head at a Redding apartment.
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A woman and her three children are homeless after a propane gas explosion and fire ripped through their single-wide mobile home Monday morning.
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Within days of being born, babies cry in a way that reflects the language spoken by their parents.
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Lake Redding, the oldest public golf course in Redding, has closed. Rich Rosenthal, the proprietor of Lake Redding Golf Shop, confirmed Monday that the neighborhood nine-hole course near Benton Drive and Quartz Hill Road closed after play Sunday.
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The north state is slouching toward its fourth straight subpar water year after a chalk-dry November.
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The pot of money Redding taps to pay its police, firefighters, planners and clerks continued falling short of budget expectations in October, according to a status report issued to the City Council each month.
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A 55-year-old Tehama County jail inmate is still being treated at a Red Bluff hospital four days after he was assaulted by another inmate and found lying on the floor of his cell suffering from a head injury.
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A Union Pacific Railroad worker was seriously injured in a rock slide near Dunsmuir.The conductor of a train spotted the man's arm sticking out of a rock pile Wednesday afternoon near the tracks, Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Susan Gravenkamp said Monday.
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Seven north state runners and one out-of-area teammate qualified over the weekend for the National Junior Olympics.Competing for the Pacific United team at the regional Junior Olympics in Reno, Jenna Storms and Megan Jones each qualified individually for nationals, also at Reno on Dec. 12.
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Northern Section Commissioner Liz Kyle confirmed Monday that she made a trip to Paradise High School to meet with the school administration regarding the controversial outcome of Wednesday's Northern Section Division I football championship game. Other than that, she had little to say about a possible appeal.
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The Redding City Council consent calendar for December 1st includes approval to move forward with phase 1 of the infrastructure needed for the Oasis Towne Center at Interstate 5 and
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Redding police this morning are still searching for a shooting suspect after a man was shot in the head Monday night at a south city apartment
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First, a quick few words on The Dance Project’s “A Cascade Christmas.” What a stunning array of costumes, backdrops and lighting designs. But as always, it’s the performance of the dancers and singers that really makes the show. This talented…
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In lost construction jobs (30 percent in the past year). Don't make us replace idled diesel equipment, contractors plead. From PRNewswire: ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Every one of California's 28 largest metropolitan areas saw a decrease in construction...
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That's the gist of an ad I heard today on KQMS cut by the Five Counties Central Labor Council, apparently on behalf of Redding police, firefighters and electrical workers. If you, Mr. Mayor, want to rein in retirement benefits, convince...
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Every Christmas I get a permit and drive up into the mountains to cut a Christmas tree, and today was the day. I would have liked Gary to go with me - we often find downed trees we can cut up and bring back for firewood - but he is somewhere between here and Utah, so that wasn't possible.Pictures from the day f
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A Union Pacific railroad worker was seriously injured Wednesday in a rock slide near Dunsmuir.
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The Igo Christmas Parade celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and the Shasta County community is selling commemorative T-shirts and the like at Saturday’s parade. Igo’s parade is at 1 p.m., so you could attend it and still be back in Redding…
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A 55-year-old Tehama County jail inmate is still being treated at a Red Bluff hospital four days after he was assaulted by another inmate and found lying on the floor of his cell suffering from a head injury.
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Five years ago it wasn't the economy. It was geese and their droppings. Poodle's bark a hole-in-one for business - Resident geese leave course for greener fairways Redding Record Searchlight - Tuesday, August 10, 2004 Author: Marc Beauchamp Golfers love...
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This from the City Council's packet of materials for tomorrow night's meeting. (Image from PsychologyToday.com)...
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The Redding City Council will begin its regular meetings at 6 p.m. starting Tuesday.
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Rich Rosenthal, the proprietor of the Lake Redding Golf Shop, confirmed today that the par 29, nine-hole course near Benton Drive and Quartz Hill Road had its last day of play on Sunday.
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One of the nicest holidays at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center was Thanksgiving. Besides being a Zen practice place, Green Gulch was also a working organic farm, so giving
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A woman and her three children are homeless after a propane gas explosion and fire that ripped through their single-wide mobile home this morning.
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We hope you had a great Thanksgiving Holiday. We did, urp. Nothing but leftovers here today, and that metaphor extends to today’s REO selection. Juarez is over by Simpson University, walking distance, easily. Pretty much in your back yard. We believe it’s also in the desirable
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Toxicology tests will be needed to find out why a Shasta County jail inmate died earlier this month.
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A man died Sunday morning after the SUV he was driving rolled off a rural Tehama County road and into a pond.
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According to the 8th Report of the State Mineralogist printed in 1948, Sands Flat was located six miles northeast of Redding. Today's location is the northeast section of the Interstate 5 and Oasis Road intersection, north of the Gold Hills...
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We’re nowhere near boom-time numbers, but real estate investors are responding to rock-bottom prices and plunging into their local markets at more than double the rate they did barely seven months ago. That’s the finding of a new study based on…
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Possibly in search of a new scent, a burglar reportedly stole eight bottles of cologne over the weekend from a burned out Red Bluff Mobile home.
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Facebook is a wondrous tool... and so am I.
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During the night whenever I woke up I'd give Arlo another dropperful of water. It must have worked because by morning he was perched on my hip as usual, and patted my face indicating he wanted breakfast, I just now got up and fed him and he ate heartily.
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The last day of November should be a warm one.
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Time for a Fiction in 58, an exercise in brevity.Growing OldHe feels it in every creaky joint, the pains that radiate up his spine – the sins of his past. He limps into the bath, urinates while reaching for a bottle of pills. Both are a response to growing old. He doesn’t turn on the light. He’s fear
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Cascade Christmas by The Dance Project Opening night of Christmas at the Cascade by the Dance Project, directed by James Santos. Downtown Cottonwood began celebrating Christmas Saturday. Christmas In Cottonw
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What is your favorite Christmas song? Who sings your favorite version?
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OBAMA MUST MEND FENCES: Many are berating President Obama for "globe trotting."
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Today's protesters demanding less government intrusiveness, whether wittingly or unwittingly, are really advancing the interests of rapacious corporations that wish to operate with little or no restraint.
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In 1965 I was a student at Chico State. I ran the Young Democrats Club and we all laughed at Pat Brown's GOP rival, some clown from Hollywood.
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University of California students took the streets in the run-up to Thanksgiving to protest the regents' decision - driven by state budget cuts - to raise fees by nearly a third for the coming school year.
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Today is Monday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2009. There are 31 days left in the year.
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According to Jennifer Snider, a school readiness coordinator with First 5 Shasta, a child is born with billions of brain cells.
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The Shasta-Trinity and Mendocino national forests are auctioning off 130 items as the U.S. Forest Service begins selling surplus vehicles and equipment in an online auction today.
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Don't let Christmastime warmth cloud your good sense. Scammers and thieves aren't beneath preying on you while you're busy spreading cheer and good will - in fact, they're more likely to hit over the next month, knowing that you're desperate for the perfect gift, that your car is loaded with expensive electronics or that yo
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Lyle Van Norman's south Redding home has always been considered safe from a 100-year flood.But that protection is about to vanish.
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The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is pro rodeo's version of the Super Bowl - except the event runs 10 consecutive days. Rodeo's big in the north state, but not many area cowboys make it to Las Vegas in December for the NFR as contestants.
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Handel's Messiah -- still relevant 250 years after the composer's death. A nice treat in this month's Smithsonian - an article on Handel and his beloved composition.The Messiah was written for Easter, but it's b
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Gary called a little while ago from his cousin's home in Nevada. He got there about 4 PM (it's now 9 PM) and they lauded him like the prodigal son, taking him for scenic rides and feeding him a specially-prepared meal. He was about to hit the hay but he remembered to call me first, which is good because I was getting worrie
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California Highway Patrol officers report that a single-vehicle wreck in Tehama County killed at least one person late this afternoon.
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The prompt over at Sunday Scribblings is “game.”The GameCounting to 5,000 is a little excessive, he thinks.He’s blindfolded with one of her bras, a black number that makes her breasts rise and shine. He also has one hand tied behind his back
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Just had to get this one off my chest... I may do it up nice and try to sell it to Funny Times (How about it, PP?) Then again... maybe Hitler's Titties is where it belongs.
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Considering it's nearly December, it's a surprisingly warm afternoon. Looking out the French doors downhill toward the pond below my field, golden mulberry leaves slowly drift to the ground, occasionally fluttering down in a shower when a breeze catches them. The sun is shimmering on the pond; Canadian geese are floating ab
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...Oasis, Dire Straits, The Jam and The Clash.... Reuters reports: LONDON (Reuters) - The British public would like to see Swedish band ABBA reform more than any other act, according to a survey. PRS for Music, the organization that collects...
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Opening the front door in the morning presents me with a sight so seductive i just have to venture out with the camera. The first thing I see is the beautiful yellow-green of the leaves. Such a large tree and so many leaves. They change and fade and they fall. I slept in this morning and then found [...]
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None. Just a coincidence that their last names were spelled the same. However, Judge Eaton's mother, Edna Behrens Eaton, worked for a time as a clerk in the store. The first drugstore was established in 1881 by James Eaton and...
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A small but historic room on North Vermont, near Hollywood Blvd. I filed a story about the Firesign Theatre from there... you could still smell Waits' vomit... he must've been drinking cheap port... I think the towels we
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He was so happy to see them!
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What a great night last night! Turtle Bay had a “Winter Wonderland” event, and brought some animal friends out to play: Cricket the Barn Owl, Nikita the Skreech Owl, and Spike the Porcupine!
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The wind will be blowing this morning with gust of up to 55 miles per hour possible in the mountain foothills, the National Weather Service said in a Hazardous Weather Outlook today.
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Redding, CA 62°F Current: Sunny Wind: N at 11 mph Humidity: 26% Sun 68°, 39°Mon 66°, 38°Tue 68°, 40°Wed 63°, 37°
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Great deals on Christmas trees in Anderson:On North St, between Highway 5 and Stingy Ln. Located next to North Street Espresso at 2780 North St, Anderson.Nice folks and the trees are lovely and very reasonably priced.
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Marci Grissom and Daniel Spafford, both of Redding, were wed at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Mercy Oaks in Redding.
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A Feb. 6 wedding at Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in Sacramento is planned by Emily Pry of Shasta Lake and Dino Zanini of Goose Creek, S.C.
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George and Margarethe Loughridge of Redding celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 4 and 5 at the Red Lobster and Peter Chu's Skyroom restaurants in Redding.
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Charley and Jean Flaxbeard of Redding celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19.
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Fritz and Joyce Hobart of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21 with a feast at Redding Christian Fellowship prepared by Deborah and Larry Bettes.
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Q: I was just watching a commercial about a guy who invented a fish bait launcher that launches your fishing line, tackle and bait out 200-plus yards past the surf.
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Wood pellet mills are rare in California.
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Months after losing his downtown Anderson jazz club and coffee shop to foreclosure, Raymond Randle plans to reopen the bar and coffee house - across the street from its original location.
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Large or small, every dog deserves a great doggie bed, says TV personality and interior designer Kari Whitman, who founded Greener Pup, LLC, in Southern California.
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Upping the ante, Google released Latitude awhile back (www.google.com/latitude) that integrates with Google Talk so you can see a map of a host of individuals within your Google Talk network.
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1909: The Stadium and Dreamland theaters have merged. The Stadium house in the Lorenz building was closed by owners Messrs. Miller and Clark because the venture was not entirely successful. Hereafter, they will confine their attention to the Dreamland Theater on Butte Street, which was remodeled and decorated, and the seati
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Q: I have a subject that I think would be appropriate for you to cover as the darker mornings and evenings approach and the weather turns bad: Vehicle lighting. Some of the violations I see repeatedly are: Driving without lights while wipers are in continuous use and/or visibility is poor. Driving with parking lights on, us
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Tehama blaze destroys eight mobile homes A wind-whipped fire that started in an unoccupied mobile home spread to seven other mobile homes Saturday at the Friendly Acres Mobile Home Park in the Red Bluff area.
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There's a new way to plan bus trips to a neighboring county or plot a route to a local grocery store. Now your computer is the key.
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A 28-year-old Redding man was arrested Friday night after he allegedly pulled a knife on Walmart employees who tried to stop him after he tried walking out of the store pushing a shopping cart loaded with merchandise he didn't pay for.
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KIDNAPPING/RAPE/ASSAULT: A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a 48-year-old man wanted in connection with a kidnapping, rape and assault that occurred Halloween morning in Redding.
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Whether the recession is officially over, the economy is far from recovered.
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Eight-year-old Danny Hempling of Cottonwood is wise beyond his years. You see, he recently learned a thing or two about Santa Claus, and he wasn't afraid to let anyone who would listen in on his bit of insider knowledge Saturday at Old Fashion Day in downtown Cottonwood right before Old St. Nick himself was to ride into tow
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A plea for help from a frightened 12-year-old girl early Saturday led police to a Redding home where six adults were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and other charges.
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People were lined up this morning to get into Big!Lots in Redding on Saturday, a day after Black Friday sales. Anybody know why? I’m trying to guess, but coming up blank on that idea.
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Back in the distant past my karate sensei, Jim Dunlop, warned his students about "plateaus" in our training and development. These are the times when you just can't seem to make any progress; much of the time you feel like you're devolving, not evolving. Jim's advice was to just keep practicing, keep pressing. The
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Mooing man arrested in Bella Vista A 45-year-old man was arrested on outstanding warrants Thanksgiving night after a woman called 911 to report her neighbor was standing outside her Bella Vista home mooing like a cow.Sheriff's deputies responded to a home on Kings Way after the woman called sa
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A fire that started in an unoccupied mobile home spread to seven other mobile homes today at the Friendly Acres Mobile Home Park in the Red Bluff area.
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From the Pocono Record, serving NE Pennsylvania: EAST STROUDSBURG -- A key figure in Pocono Medical Center's highly touted Heart and Vascular Institute is leaving the hospital after less than a year on the job. Dr. Anne Cahill, a cardiovascular...
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We’re dismantling the house my parents built in 1962.We’re plucking it of stuff.We’re stripping memories.For me, it’s small stuff. Mom’s electric typewriter, her rocking chair. Bakeware, her recipe box. Old pictures of my dad, books he and I shared, a wallet caddy, a medallion. Two pieces of thei
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This is the tollkeeper's house at the start of Camden's Toll Road just outside of Shasta. Because I'm space limited on my newspaper stories, I can't always say everything I want to. A few things I didn't include in yesterday's...
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Marilynn Jennings is a woman on a journey - a journey with a mission to bring a public labyrinth to the North State. The
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It is the house next to what were the administration buildings at Pit One Powerhouse. "Dantwm" guessed correctly at 4:26 and wins the bragging rights for this week mystery photo. Next week, however, we will have a prize once again....
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Here is a great book for any man who is truly trying to live as a "Catholic Man." In the past forty y
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A 28-year-old Redding man was arrested Friday night after he allegedly pulled on a knife on Walmart employees who tried to stop him after he tried walking out of the store pushing a shopping cart loaded with merchandise he didn't pay for.
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Advent (ad-venio in Latin or "to come to")Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent is the season leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our heart
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Here’s an interesting 2007 built 2 story home in Jones Valley We recall it listed just about a year ago for $237K, which seemed plausible perhaps, but which apparently drew no buyers. It’s bank owned now, and listed as a 1344 sq ft 3/2. It’s notably in a water district,
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The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Redding area today, warning residents to expect breezy conditions.
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Need an injection of Christmas spirit? Nothing works better than holiday music, and you can get a big dose for FREE on Tuesday when an octet called Wednesday Nights @ Our House sings carols at the Redding Library. The a capella…
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The Chico paper profiles a small company that turns waxed cardboard boxes into firelogs, sold at grocery stories in some 40 states. Excerpt: The business is Wax-Box Fire Log Corp., which manufactures a product called CleanFlame Firelogs out of recycled...
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Head to The Downtown Eatery this Wednesday, December 2nd, for their monthly Singer Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic. Music gets underway a
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If you have to be away from home for Christmas, which city would you choose? (Click
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It's still hard to tell if Enterprise won Wednesday's Northern Section Division I football title game or if Paradise lost it. We all could spin circles for days on that debate.
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Pacific Medical Prosthetics and Orthotics has opened in Redding at 1760 Gold St., Suite 400.
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Thank you for the articles on Shasta County's high rate of hysterectomies and spinal surgeries. These articles are a reminder of the importance of being an informed consumer when considering what form of treatment works best for you.
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The United States has the best health care in the world - but because of its inefficiencies, also the most expensive.
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Cottonwood Community Library's 10th annual Christmas Home Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12.
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Q: How does a buyer find out during the purchasing process if a neighboring property owner has plans to radically alter the neighborhood through a zone change or a major development?
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Blackberry plants can be invasive, indestructible and thorny. The berries are tedious to harvest, expensive to purchase, stain and spoil quickly. But blackberries taste so sweet that they're worth some trouble.
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Andrew Oser, a life coach and Buddhist, will lead a workshop at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church, 1852 Buenaventura Blvd. in Redding.
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The Shasta Sunset Dinner Train out of McCloud has been a beloved north state attraction since the mid-1990s, and its planned year-end closure, announced last week, is a real blow.
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In the Redding area, summer nights stay warm and winter evenings are often waterlogged. Not exactly ideal conditions for an outdoor fire. But that hasn't stopped people in the north state from warming up to outside flames.
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Whether the flames dance within a fireplace, pit, me-tal basket or clay chiminea, it's important to keep safety in mind with outdoor fires. How and where you burn depends on how or if you are regulated.
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Q. Do children have jobs in your faith tradition's religious rituals? (Example acolyte, mentorship, etc.) What kinds of jobs to they do?
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Cottonwood to hold Old Fashion Day today Front Street in Cottonwood will transform today into a Western-themed street fair.
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At Green Apple Books in San Francisco, co-owner Pete Mulvihill shared his expectations for the holiday shopping season. "The joke among booksellers is that 'flat' is the new 'up,'" said Mulvihill, who expects to avoid a repeat of last year, when holiday sales uncharacteristically dipped.
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WASHINGTON - Despite a new law that bans six chemicals from children's products and lowers the amount of lead allowed, a public interest group has found a number of toys at major retailers that contain the illegal elements.
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Four Etna teenagers were cited for trashing a Fort Jones home while the owners were away the past two weeks.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will refile tax information to clear an IRS lien for nearly $80,000 after a celebrity Web site posted an IRS document showing Schwarzenegger owed the money, his spokesman said Friday.
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A 45-year-old man was arrested on outstanding warrants Thanksgiving night after a woman called 911 to report her neighbor was standing outside her Bella Vista home mooing like a cow.
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The Redding City Council on Tuesday will consider imposing permit fees for medical marijuana collectives and extending a ban on new dispensaries through March.
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Under sporadic showers, shoppers in Shasta County were out in force early Friday to take advantage of one-day deals as the 2009 holiday shopping season officially began.
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It is the house next to what were the administration buildings at Pit One Powerhouse. "Dantwm" guessed correctly at 4:26 and wins the bragging rights for this week mystery photo. Next week, however, we will have a prize once again....
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A 45-year-old man was arrested on outstanding warrants Thanksgiving night after a woman called 911 to report he was standing outside her Bella Vista home mooing like a cow.
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Under sporadic showers, shoppers in Shasta County were out in force early today to take advantage of one-day deals as the 2009 holiday shopping season officially kicked off.
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Turkey is in the oven roasting away. Should be done within 20-30 minutes. Dressing is ready to bake when the turkey comes out, along with the fragrant-rice filled pumpkin. Starting to cook potatoes to mash. It's all looking good.I told people to come around 1:30 to 2 PM, which with my family might mean anywhere
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George Will explains: Another huge, value-destroying hurricane is about to slam America, destroying billions of dollars of value. Another Katrina? No, another Christmas. This voluntary December calamity is explained in a darkly amusing little book that is about the size...
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Police say a Wal-Mart store in Southern California closed its doors for several hours before dawn after some Black Friday shoppers began fighting over bargain merchandise today.
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Four Etna teenagers were cited for trashing a Fort Jones home while the owners were away the past two weeks.
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Frank and I had fun yesterday. The Thanksgiving meal was smooth and very low key. We ate our meal while watching Peggy Sue Got Married. We clicked it in from our Netflix instant watch list. Grandma buddied up to the Andy Griffith Show. Her very best and most comforting alternate reality. I finished and mailed off a  [...]
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A 55-year-old Tehama County jail inmate was transported Thursday afternoon to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff after suffering a head injury.
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Possibly "infectious," too. On tap for Tuesday's city council meeting. Radical dude, that Dagg....
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California Highway Patrol officers and medical crews were dispatched this morning to a report of a single-car rollover wreck near the Shasta Outlets in Anderson.
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Do you know what and where this building is located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! A prize will again be offered beginning next Friday, but not today. Meaning you'll have to play one more time for the...
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The headlights shine weakly on the stucco bungalo as you pull up to survey the next REO on your list. This one looks abandoned. They aren’t always, and you have to be careful when you first arrive. Careful about squatters. Abandoned animals. Toxic garbage. Just careful.
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It’s Black Friday, and the National Retail Federation estimates that up to 134 million Americans will go bargain-hunting during the traditional kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. Economic experts are watching closely this year to see whether consumers are feeling confident…
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RED BLUFF -- A 20-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of taking her one-year-old child from a custodial relative, police say.
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Hard to believe that Rocket J. 'Rocky' Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose are 50 this year.Originally from Frostbite Falls, Minn., the boys went on to have a pretty decent career in Hollywood.Created by Jay Ward and Alex Anderson, Rocky and Friends ran on ABC from 1959 to 1961. In prime time, and changed the way p
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Rain chances in the far northern Sacramento Valley stand at 70 percent today, mainly before 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Valley temperatures should reach the lower 60s this afternoon.
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Troy - Black Friday already? I don’t think there is much good about this day. I’m a local shopper, so the mall, WalMart and other behemoths are not on my holiday shopping radar. This year I am b
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Father Subler in AfghanistanHere is Father Subler, a Captain in the United States Army. He is stationed in Afghanistan, where he is definitely NOT just hanging back and watching the show. He travels by all sorts of military vehicles around most of that desolate country serving as Chaplain for our soldiers who ar
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Three children see an Apparition of Jesus and the news soon spreads throughout town. People react to it differently - some negatively. The children's parents are subjected to malicious gossip and vicious attacks. Their Par
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Christmas Tree: Artificial? From a lot? Cut it yourself? (Click here to answer.)
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Ask Anthony Williams to take off his Enterprise No. 7 jersey, slip off his shoulder pads and strip off the Under Armour and you just might find an “S” on his chest. After all he’s done this football season – not to mention his antics last year on the grid iron, the hardwood and track – it’s not a stretch to say
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Like so many who ended up making music for a living, David Pomeranz did not have to think hard when asked what sparked his interest in the business: girls.
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If you want to talk about being thankful, talk to me. I'm thankful at this exact time every year - the day after Thanksgiving. When it comes to leftovers, please don't leave me out. I'm just another nut on our hungry family tree.
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The Camden Toll Road began a very short distance west of Rock Creek Road just outside of Shasta and ended at the Tower House beside Clear Creek.
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Is there such a thing as communications malpractice? If so, we might consider the case of Women v. the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
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In the Associated Press news article on Tuesday "Debt turns shoppers into Scrooges," I believe the author takes issue with the wrong target - Scrooge. The article should have been titled "Debt returns shoppers to sanity."
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Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving and the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping rush - has all but become a national holiday. And why not?
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Christopher Lamm of Security 1 Lending will host a reverse mortgage workshop at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Redding Library.
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Black Friday - the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States- began a day early at a handful of retail outlets in Redding.
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A Redding man was fortunate to be alive Thursday evening after falling more than 60 feet off a cliff overlooking the Sacramento River at the end of Continental Street shortly after 4:30 p.m.
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Today is Friday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2009. There are 34 days left in the year.
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A 48-year-old Shasta County woman was taken by helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Redding on Thursday afternoon after she was bucked off her horse during a ride on a ridge behind Grant Elementary School.
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More than a half-dozen groups will sponsor World AIDS Day events in Redding on Tuesday. The observance starts at 4 p.m. with an HIV/AIDS awareness march from the Planned Parenthood Shasta-Diablo health center on Bechelli Lane to the Cypress Avenue/Hilltop Drive intersection and back.
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A 13-year-old Redding boy who faces serious spinal surgery next month is getting a little boost from a homeschool community and a spaghetti feed.
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A record number of people - almost 3,000 of them - turned out Thursday morning to run, jog or walk at the start of the Thanksgiving holiday at Shasta Regional Medical Center's Turkey Trot.
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A sheriff's captain, a police chief, a California Highway Patrol assistant chief and an investigator with the Siskiyou County District Attorney's Office are vying to replace Siskiyou County Sheriff Rick Riggins.
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Free H1N1 flu vaccine clinics are planned Dec. 5 in the cafeterias at Enterprise, Central Valley and Anderson high schools, the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency has announced.
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LAKEHEAD - For Bill and Janet Harsh, Thanksgiving is more than just a holiday. It's an opportunity to give thanks to the truckers who provide their livelihood.
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Thanksgiving Turkey Trot: Thursday, November 26
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Doug Craig usually blogs about global warming. But this blog'll warm your heart. Thanks, Doug. Happy Thanksgiving!...
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A Redding man was fortunate to be alive this evening after falling more than 60 feet off a cliff overlooking the Sacramento River at the end of Continental Street shortly after 4:30 p.m. Eli Ban-Norman complained to paramedics of neck pain and other aches as they loaded the 24-year-old into an ambulance after a nearly one-h
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Did I mention my fender-bender yesterday? I left work at noon and went to Trader Joe's to get a turkey & a few other things. Driving down the busiest street in town - rather, inching down the busiest street - I was in the right-hand lane when the kid behind me decided to merge into the left-hand lane, only he hit me ins
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Frequent commenter and keen bond market observer John Harris e-mails this Bloomberg article with this comment: "Not sure I believe this, but if true, only 500 local governments (out of 89,000) were suckered into the derivatives game. Of course, Redding...
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A 48-year-old Shasta County woman was taken by helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Redding this afternoon after she was bucked off her horse during a ride on a ridge behind Grant Elementary School.
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A record number of people — almost 3,000 of them — turned out this morning to run, jog or walk in the start of the Thanksgiving holiday at Shasta Regional Medical Center’s Turkey Trot.
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HAYFORK – Put down the chainsaws and fetch the arc welder, Timberjacks. It’s time to hang another section championship banner over the scoreboard at Ernie Glass Field. “Gonna need another bracket out there,” one fan said to the another, spying the scoreboard after the host Hayfork High School football team hosed We
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Just a little Thanksgiving Day Humor to share with you today. We’re in The Bay Area enjoying our family for The Thanksgiving Holiday. We hope you have a wonderful time with your families today as well. We’ll be back tomorrow (Friday) from 1-5, come on in for our awesome Black Friday Sale! CLICK HERE for [...]
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What are you doing here? Go spend time with family and friends. It's that kinda day.But here's a Thanksgiving prayer from Johnny Cash:
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Took some night shots of the palm trees on Hilltop with their new lights: I was partly inspired to try this by the beautiful night photos of Las Vegas seen HERE.
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From the Eureka paper: As gold soars to an incredible $1,180 an ounce, the Gold Rush country of Trinity County has become increasingly attractive to speculators. This week, Texas oil company American Energy Production, Inc. announced it was buying another...
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Today we pause to give thanks to all the people we have met via FDotD. That’s you! We also give thanks that we don’t own this big house. Oh wait. As taxpayers, we all own a part of this big house. It’s a Freddie
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From the Sierra Sun: Bert and Anne Owens hosted a barbeque on their cattle ranch in celebration of a legal victory in which their attorney Ellyn Levinson successfully defeated Tehama County in a Williamson Act case. At the barbeque picnic...
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Stop by and see Cindy Norris of the Airpark Cafe and have her cook up breakfast or lunch for you. I like the veggie scramble for $6.50--served with hash browns and toast....
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Stop by and see Cindy Norris of the Airpark Cafe and have her cook up breakfast or lunch for you. I like the veggie scramble for $6.50--served with hash browns and toast....
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Thank you, Jim Zauher. Good times are surely coming now. From the Bee: Officials of California's Business, Transportation and Housing Agency said Wednesday that the new Site Certification Program allows local governments statewide to register commercial or industrial sites that...
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Lauren Brooks - "When I was a kid, my family used to spend Thanksgiving at my aunt and uncle's house in Chico. About a dozen relatives would be there, but my aunt always made enough food for a small army. She believed in the "more is better" philosophy.
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Music: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons- Autumn
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What is your worst Thanksgiving cooking disaster?
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You had to be there and see it to truly believe it. And even if you were there, it’s still difficult to fathom Enterprise’s 26-23 win over Paradise in the Northern Section Division I title game.
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PARADISE — Section titles last forever. So might the controversy regarding the final minute of Wednesday’s Northern Section Division I title game between Enterprise and Paradise. What’s certain is that the Hornets are the section champions after a 26-23 victory at Om Wraith Field. Nobody can take that away from them.
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Father - Bless ye.All- Bless ye.Father- The eyes of all hope in Thee, O Lord.All- And Thou gives them their food in due season. Thou openest Thy
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Sophomore running back Luke Curran ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns and the Wolves held off Colusa 16-13 at home Wednesday to claim its first section football title since 1999.
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Looking to jump-start your holiday spirit? Look no further than the Cascade Theater, where “A Cascade Christmas” begins it sixth annual run on Friday.
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Watching people play baseball or softball is usually not the first thought that springs to mind for how to spend one's Friday night. But for those of us who are past our high school prime and want to play for the camaraderie, the Stadium Club at Big League Dreams offers a little bit of something for everybody.
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Redding-raised Cindy Starkey always dreamed of opening a restaurant that would offer the kind of coffee, food, fun and fellowship that she and her friends enjoyed around her kitchen table. With the help of her husband, Dennis, she apparently has – the nearly four-year-old Westside Java & Caffe in downtown Redding.
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Artist Guy Haley used to paint mostly in acrylics, but has a new passion for painting digitally with a pen tablet and computer software. Photography and photo manipulations are mediums he now uses daily.
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1. "A Cascade Christmas" presented by The Dance Project 3 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 8 p.m. Dec. 4, and 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St. in Redding. The annual holiday dance spectacular featuring elaborate costumes and precision choreography will transport audiences to a
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2009. There are 35 days left in the year.
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Suspect is arrested in child molestation A 55-year-old Redding man was in custody Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of sexually molesting a child, police said.
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Eight-year-old Hope sits on her dad's lap, twirling the string on his hoodie and smiling sweetly as she describes her art project in social studies.
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RED BLUFF - Tehama County's only medical marijuana dispensary shut down Wednesday after District Attorney Gregg Cohen requested a temporary injunction in Tehama County Superior Court.
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A Redding man pleaded no contest Wednesday to trying to kill another man last year when a long-standing feud between them erupted into gunfire.
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Two Shasta County men accused of murder and related criminal charges are expected to begin standing trial next week in the 2008 beating death of a 35-year-old Redding man.
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Walking through the perfume aisle at the department store, are you one of those people who can get so disoriented by the chemical cloud that you can't remember where you parked your car? You're not alone.
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Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles leading up to the Jan. 17 Redding Marathon.What is course certification? To best understand the term "certified," it is essential to understand who provides marathon course certification. USA Track and Field (USATF) is the national governing body of track and fie
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We can learn from Pilgrims As the Pilgrims of 1620 did many years ago, do many today try to rely on the providence of God?
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As one who has often been called a turkey during my journalism career, I feel that I am best placed to say something about Thanksgiving from the turkey's point of view.
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This year in the north state, many of us need to dig a little deeper to find our gratitude.
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Redding Extreme Basketball will hold its Extreme Camp Friday and Saturday at the Bella Vista School gym.The camp is open to boys and girls in third- through eighth-grades and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
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Trans World Entertainment Corp. will close its f.y.e. music and video store in the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding after the holiday shopping season, one of 125 f.y.e. stores nationwide going out of business.
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Teddy Bear Festival: Presented by The Mercy Guild Sunday, November 22, 2009 at the Redding Holiday Inn
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In a thrilling finish, the Enterprise Hornets won 26-23 in the final seconds of tonight's playoff game against the Paradise Bobcats.
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Transforming a shampoo plant into a badly needed modern police station is less costly than building a new headquarters from scratch on land next to City Hall, according to a long-awaited architectural analysis.
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From Obama Who? ‘I will stand with the (Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.’ Quote by Obama: From Audacity of Hope.  p 261 From Dreams of My Father: ‘I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so [...]
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One westbound lane of Cypress Avenue near Pine Street in Redding will be closed until about 6 p.m. tonight while fire crews clean up a fuel spill.
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Happy Thanksgiving.
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That's 20 percentage points below the average. From the Western Farm Press: CVP begins 2010 at 39 percent. The total reservoir storage is the combined amount of water remaining at the end of the 2009 water year in Shasta, Trinity,...
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A 55-year-old Redding man was arrested by Redding police Tuesday night on suspicion of sexually molesting a child, police announced today.
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A 15-year-old girl who fell down a 20-foot cliff in Lakehead early this afternoon was rescued by firefighters and a California Highway Patrol helicopter.
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A Redding man pleaded no contest today to trying to kill another man last year when a long-standing feud between them erupted into gunfire.
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The Detroit Lions 80,000-seat former stadium, the Pontiac Silverdome, has sold for what a nice but not overly extravagant new home would have set you back in Redding just a few years back. From the Detroit News: Nearly 35 years...
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I just couldn't resist writing a blog today about Balls Ferry since it made the headline story in the local section of today's paper. Besides Balls Ferry, there are other places in our area that makes one wonder how in...
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Mercy Guild Presents the Teddy Bear Festival at the Holiday Inn, Nov. 22, 2009.
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A former clerk with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office pleaded not guilty this afternoon during her arraignment on charges that she embezzled about $15,363 in concealed weapons permit and other fees.
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Reading things like this, it's really hard to understand how Moody's and S&P retain the credibility to drive investment decisions and why more people are not in prison. The level of trust, or gullibility, in the new global world of...
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Ruben Navarette Jr. thinks UC students orchestrating sit-ins over fee increases needed to put on their big-kid pants and grow up. These kids obviously can't take a punch. How are they supposed to compete one day - not just in...
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Kaiser, see earlier blog, met his match with the Kutrases, as did Lee Salter and Mike Warren. From an excellent article about the Park Marina property the family owns, written in 2000 by the Record Searchlight's Maline Hazle and Scott...
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For some time I have been pondering the source of this crisis in the Catholic Church. What crisis do I speak of: The situation where so many catholics seem to have different understandings of what the Cath
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The Los Angeles City Council has voted to allow dispensaries to continue selling medical marijuana, but the council is still considering a cap on the number of dispensaries allowed within the city limits. LA County District Attorney Steve Cooley, who has declared…
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Tuesday evening after spotting him riding a reportedly stolen motorcycle and chasing him 15 miles with help from a California Highway Patrol helicopter.
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The far northern Sacramento Valley will soak up more unseasonable late November warmth today before cooler air filters in Thursday ahead of a weak front.
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Here's his YouTube video, about five minutes....
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Shasta County anti-gang investigators arrested an El Salvador man in Redding on Tuesday evening in connection with a Marin County burglary.
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The attorney involved is the same fellow who battled Nestle in McCloud. Have to wonder if some folks there are having second thoughts about that with the Shasta Sunset Dinner Train shutting down. From the Sacramento Press: Save Our Water...
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Henry Kaiser, who made a fortune off Shasta Dam, is profiled in Investors Business Daily. From the lede. The rest is here Industrialist Henry Kaiser saw opportunities in setbacks. When he lost a big government contract to build the Shasta...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are give, obvious and thanks.ThanksI go down to dinner, expecting to suffer through another meal where my parents mine me for information about my day while they ignore one another.Instead, I hear laughter a
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Do you have a special platter, bowl or other tableware that you use only on Thanksgiving?
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Dear Lynne: What’s the deal with melting chocolate and adding liquid to it? One time all’s OK; the next time the chocolate clumps, won’t melt and I end up with it in the garbage. Should I change chocolate? — Jess in Medford Dear Jess: Don’t change chocolate. Instead, learn the tricks for handling this t
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If you've shopped for groceries at a large supermarket, you've undoubtedly noticed the long "string" of coupons that print out at the register along with your store receipt.
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Shasta Estates, a retirement community at Buenaventura Avenue and Eureka Way in Redding, will host Holiday Decoration Days for grandparents and children.
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It was with sadness I read in the Record Searchlight and saw the picture of the Christmas tree lights in Thursday's paper. Couldn't it have waited until the day after Thanksgiving?
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No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems - of which getting elected and re-elected are No. 1 and No. 2. Whatever is No. 3 is far behind.
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On Hilltop Drive, the merchants have good reason to celebrate this year. After years of sometimes heated debate and 18 months of work, the beautification of Redding's hotel row is an eye-catching example of what can-do people with a vision can accomplish.
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Dorothy Becket of Happy Valley spends hours preparing Thanksgiving dinner for her family. "Then dinner is eaten in about 10 minutes," Becket said.
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2009. There are 36 days left in the year.
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Holiday lights sparkle on Hilltop Drive palms Holiday lights on palm trees were turned on Tuesday night to brighten a renovated Hilltop Drive in Redding.
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RED BLUFF - A 37-year-old Red Bluff man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire in July gave up his legal right Tuesday to have a preliminary hearing.
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Shasta County Public Health will hold four seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccination clinics next month. The clinics will not offer the H1N1 flu vaccine.
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Boy Scout Nate Rollins of Troop 359 recruited friends and family Tuesday to build a walking trail through Meadow Creek Park in south Redding.
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Sheila Kuehl, a former legislator from Santa Monica (if I'm not mistaken) was a very liberal member of the state Legislature back in the day. Now termed out, she ... blogs. What else? Whether or not you share her politics,...
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It’s the sixth year of “A Cascade Christmas,” the dance and singing extravaganza that’s become holiday tradition in the north state. The show opens at 3 and 7 p.m. Friday at the Cascade Theatre in Redding. It continues at 3…
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Some headlines just write themselves, you know? Helicopter helps police catch naked man on Balls Ferry RoadWith the help of a helicopter, Anderson police detained a "large, naked, hairy man" who fled from them this afternoon after he ran across Interstate 5 near the Balls Ferry Road off
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Q: What’s the main problem with Barack Obama jokes? A: His followers don’t think they’re funny and everyone else doesn’t think they’re jokes. Q: What’s the difference between a zoo and the White House? A: A zoo has an African lion and the White House has a lyin’ African. Q: If Pelos
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from press releases   Redding’s newest holiday tradition began Tuesday (Nov. 24, 2009) with the festive lighting of nearly four dozen palm trees along th
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  I am so selfish that I bought extra jars of this item from the Redding Grocery Outlet Bargain Market for my latest GO picks - before I started writing this post.   Gertie’s Finest Artichok
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RED BLUFF — A 37-year-old Red Bluff man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire last summer gave up his legal right today to have a preliminary hearing.
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From Fitch, even as the rating agency downgrades the Modesto Irrigation District, one of the city's partners in a power-generation deal. From BusinessWire: The 'A' ratings on M-S-R reflects the underlying credit quality of M-S-R's three members: The Modesto Irrigation...
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With the help of a helicopter, Anderson police detained a "large, naked, hairy man" who fled from them this afternoon after he ran across Interstate 5 near the Balls Ferry Road off ramp.
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Firth's Dry Goods was on the bottom floor of this building still located at the southwest corner of Market and Butte Streets in downtown Redding. Today the same building is the location of Shasta College's Community Education offices. Firth's operated...
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Some folks are kicking around the idea of a large cold storage facility to help farmers produce more fresh food for the local market. The Chico paper reports....
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A few commenters on today's story about upcoming celebrations on Hilltop Drive take issue, once again, with the palm trees. One says the remind him of being deployed in the Pacific back in his military days. But what grows in...
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From a Financial Chronicle piece on federal regulators wrestling with a surge in small ATVs, some driven by children. For parents wanting to provide their children some good, clean off-roading fun, the Fushin, a smaller-than-normal all-terrain vehicle, seemed just the...
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Last year about 1/3 of all homes sold fell in the distress sale category. This year that number has increased to 44%-no big surprise. Next year expect half of all sales to be distressed sales-either bank foreclosures (REO’s) or short sales. So far, 1792 homes have closed escrow on the Shasta MLS for 2009 of which 6
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Junk science exposed among climate-change believers It was announced Thursday afternoon that computer hackers had obtained 160 megabytes of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in England. Those e-mails involved communication among many scientific researchers and policy advocat
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Good question. Let us count the reasons why...Huffington Post was taken.Titties are nice, Hitler was bad... the dichotomy of life. You can't have good without evil and there would be no titties without Hitler. Such are the Laws of the Universe.When
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Here is a good one from U.S. News & World Report. For the record, north state shoppers have started lining up already for day-after-Thanksgiving sales. A tent was pitched in front of Best Buy on Hillt
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We’ve been inside this one, back before it was an REO. Records say it’s 1288 sq ft, but it’s listed as 1502 sq ft, so maybe an addition? It definitely seemed bigger than 1288 sq ft inside. It sits on a ridge above the city, but is not on the view side. The homes a
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In honor of her new best-seller, “Going Rogue,” those wags over at Slate.com are having a “Write Like Sarah Palin” contest. To enter, write a single sentence that matches what Slate calls “the high Palin style.” They helpfully offer a couple of…
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The far northern Sacramento Valley is in for a couple more sunny, mild days before the next shot of lowland rain and high country snow arrives late Thursday.
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The prompt word over at OneWord is "spotlight."He felt like he was under a spotlight, the brightness making pinpoints of his irises, raising beads of sweat across his forehead, down the middle of his his back. The questioners were back there, watching, waiting for the tiniest sl
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A word about service dogs: you probably don’t have one. Want to drive me crazy?  Just ask, “Where can I get one of those vests so I can take my dog everywhere?”  This question is almost alw
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In this edition of Home Zone, designer Sally Marbry answers a question from our readers. Dear Sally, All of the walls in my house are white and I want to liven them with some color - multiple colors. What should I do…
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Redding Rancheria Tribal Council Chair Jack Potter Jr. at First Nations Conference First, Jack Potter Jr., congratulations on your recent election as
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A rustic log cabin is tucked in a meadow, surrounded by majestic oaks and towering pines, secluded by bordering National Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management wilderness. The view from the porch is of  the wooded hills
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After your Thanksgiving feast, take a drive and enjoy some of these North State holiday events: Cottonwood Old Fashioned Days. Nov 28. Front St. in Cottonwood. Participants are invited to dr
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PALO CEDRO - No matter how Foothill High School volleyball coach shuffled his lineup Monday, it came up aces. In spades.
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Enterprise High School golfer Rockelle Sande has earned the Women's NCGA award for most improved junior girl golfer of 2009.
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With a gift of $500,000 from Hatchet Ridge Wind LLC, the Burney Regional Community Fund has been established by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation.
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Plenty of thought goes into how long to cook the Thanksgiving turkey, whether the dinner table has enough place settings, and how many people want apple pie instead of pumpkin pie.
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Cooks all over America on Thanksgiving day will put a turkey in the oven and hope for the best. For those who are looking for some advice on how to cook the traditional bird, Sara Crandell Hoxie's students at Chrysalis Charter School in Palo Cedro offered these tips.
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1909: Arthur Welden, foreman of the Lyonsville Mill in Tehama County, and mill engineer Mert Kaunass took a weird and somewhat perilous trip with the corpse of F.A. Taylor, who had died at the mill. The men, riding crude rafts, shot down a 35-mile lumber flume from the hill to Red Bluff. Their spectacular trip was made in f
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This was going to be about Thanksgiving, the joys of overeating, the tradition of counting our blessings and the importance of giving thanks for the gift of family and friends.
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The family of a 9-year-old Red Bluff boy killed this summer in a rock slide at Lassen Volcanic National Park has asked park officials to consider renaming the trail where he died in honor of the boy.
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The politics of Shasta Union High School District's bid to take over administration of the well-regarded Shasta-Trinity Regional Occupational Program are messy.
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A 14-year-old boy remains in a coma more than two months after he was struck by a car near a popular Redding park. "I don't know how to candy coat any of this or what could be done to present it in a gentler way," Frank Vidal said Monday of his son. "It is just where he is at right now."
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Nothing says love more than a squeezable teddy bear.Cypress Elementary School students, teachers and parents recently sent plenty of them - not to mention a few volleyballs and soccer balls - to children in Iraq.
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This is in response to Hank Mostovoy's letter (Sunday). Yes, the forests do belong to everyone; that's our point. There is an ingrained attitude in Forest Service management that wishes the public was completely banned from "their" forest. I have experienced this personally.
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The University of California now says it will ask state legislators for $913 million more next year than it received in this year's budget. The California State University system will ask for an increase of $884 billion.
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Former clerk pleads not guilty in robbery A former clerk at a Redding gas station convenience store pleaded not guilty in Superior Court on Monday to conspiracy, burglary, embezzlement and grand theft charges in connection with a July 4 heist.
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BROWNSVILLE - Little-known Honcut Creek is the one place where imperiled California salmon might be able to make a comeback.
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In 2008, 17 hate crimes were reported by north state law enforcement officials, according to data released Monday by the FBI.
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Hilltop Drive merchants are feeling extra jolly this holiday season.Buoyed by a multimillion-dollar beautification project, the aging Redding corridor has received a major face-lift - complete with decorative medians, street lamps, lighted crosswalks and palm trees - and businesses are ready to celebrate the new look.
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Cascade Christmas, produced by the Dance Project under the direction of James Santos, has become a part of the holiday tradition for many North State families. Filmmaker Tom Ramont gives us a 5-part series of short films, an inside look at…
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What is your secret for moist turkey? (Click here to answer.)
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Saturday we drove to Ikea in Sacramento, about 150 miles south. We called our friends Dirk & Robin, who live nearby, and told them to meet us for breakfast. Ever had the coffee at Ikea? That stuff will certainly open your eyes. Good breakfast - we splurged and got a biscuit and gravy on top of the regular $1.99 deal. Th
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• One million page views on A News Cafe for November? I just found one million reasons to smile. It’s great to write for a site that I’m also addicted to reading. Congratulations to everyone who writes here, comments here and…
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YREKA — Four Yreka residents in an overloaded boat had to swim about 40 yards in bone-chilling waters to safety on Sunday after their boat capsized and sunk during a duck hunting outing at Iron Gate Reservoir near Hornbrook, a spokeswoman with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said today.
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A former clerk at a Redding gas station-convenience store pleaded not guilty in Superior Court today to conspiracy, burglary, embezzlement and grand theft charges in connection with a July 4 heist there.
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Two Humboldt County men accused of robbing a Palo Cedro bank in February have pleaded no contest to robbery and other related charges with one of them being sentenced to more than 12 years in prison, electronic Superior Court records show.
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An occasional letter writer includes this after-thought on a note: "Sorry this letter is far from letter perfect, but years ago I spent three days making a perfect letter, which you rejected, so I figured you like imperfections."...
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Richard Bohm of A Weldmaster in Redding has completed his outstanding fabrication work on the Lady of Justice. Both her hands have been remade, the gaping hole in her back has been repaired, and she has a new fabricated sword...
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One side effect of the housing meltdown is plenty of out of work contractors willing to work for less just to pay the bills. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal estimates “remodeling prices are down 5% to 10% across the U.S. from their peak”. I would venture to say that number is even hig
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The conversation about comments on Redding.com continues over in the comments section (where else) following my Sunday column. There are some thoughtful responses, including a few with specific suggestions to imp
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Today’s FDotD is one of two Freddie Mac owned 4 plexes in the East Oak subdivision. These were among the most upscale 4 plexes in our area. In fact, there are two others listed for sale by the private seller for $699K. Pretty tough for ordinary folks to compete with taxpayer owned
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Here are some good corporate citizens: The employees of Pre-Employ.com are partnering with Toys From the Heart and Anderson-Cottonwood Christian Assistance to do a toy-and-food drive for the holidays. Pre-Employ.com employees will ask for donations outside the Wal-Mart Superstore in Anderson next Saturday…
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The north state will stay mild and dry through mid-week before the next opportunity for valley rain and mountain snow arrives Thursday.
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After noting that Newport Beach's retired police chief pulls down an annual pension of nearly $222,000, this Orange County Register blog tacks on this helpful litany of "disclaimers": • We know that the number of public retirees in the $100,000-plus...
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Redding firefighters are crediting sprinklers for holding a two-alarm blaze at Country Bowl on Bechelli Lane to a storage room.
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Here's a favorite recipe I made for my mentors at a gratitude dinner I held a few years ago. They loved it so much they wanted the recipe. It's perfect for Thanksgiving.
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Dave Short chats with Zach Brown of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet (BIJQ), comprised of the five Brubeck Institute Fellows at University of the Pacific in Stockton. The Brubeck Fellowship Program is a one or two-year full-scholarship program in jazz…
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Bruce Mirken is the communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project, the largest cannabis policy reform organization in the United States. Q: When the Justice Department told federal prosecutors not to prosecute medical marijuana distributors as long as they followed state law, you called it "the most significant
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Dedication of the black granite monument honoring Korean veterans. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo, CA.
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After discussing motorcycles splitting traffic, several readers expressed a concern regarding loud exhaust systems.  As with most equipment violations, exhaust systems have specific limitations and requirements. People hold different opinions about how loud is too loud, but the following is what…
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Fiction in 58 is something I came up with to test ways to write tight, but write smart. With description. Sometimes, it works. Sometimes it fails. Still, it's a good exercise.Fearless “There’s a certain risk, I think, to live fearlessly,” she saysMosquitoes awaken from the cooling grass, buzz o
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What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? (Click here to give us your best reci
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Last week a charming furniture consignment store opened up in the space recently vacated by Rustic Charms.FINDERS KEEPERS, at 2235 Hilltop Drive, is operated by Amanda Sinyard, who is loving h
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Gubernatorial commissions labored mightily for two years. The Legislature also has labored mightily and this month passed legislation to address California's many water problems. They did not solve these problems; they only addressed them. How far this legislation will go toward solving problems is yet to be seen.
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I don't know how you're feeling about our national and state governments these days, but my personal connection to those political powers is greatly waning. That critical and crucial connection to our democracy enables you and me to be heard and to participate in the process of effecting beneficial changes for America's peo
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"God bless America," goes the patriotic song's finale, "my home sweet home." And for the lyricist - Irving Berlin, an immigrant from Russia - the words were no doubt sincerely from the heart.
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Among adults in the United States, cigarette smoking has decreased from about 42 percent of the population in 1965 to about 21 percent in 2006, the latest year for which numbers are available. It is estimated that more than 43 million adults currently smoke cigarettes.
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Today is Monday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2009. There are 38 days left in the year.
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The Redding Christian Fellowship chapel looked and felt more like a warehouse Sunday as volunteers loaded colorful shoeboxes into cardboard containers and hefted them into a cavernous truck trailer parked out back.
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As any marriage counselor will attest, money problems can strain even good relationships. Ask Jim Cloney, superintendent of the Shasta Union High School District, and Charlie Hoffman, superintendent of the Shasta-Trinity Regional Occupational Program.
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I was caught between the moon and the door way Reason and realism pulled me to peaces like dogs lunar time presses the child out of me Indego abyss looms over head, The moon reins large, Tinny pinpricks on an indigo back drop Nothing foreign but rustling pine needles The colors in the air tonight, […]
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Thanks to everyone for their thoughtful and positive responses to my last post. Every Thanksgiving I watch "Hannah and Her Sisters," my very favorite movie. This is the last five minutes. If you've never seen it - this clip starts with Woody Allen (Mickey) in a movie theater watching the Marx Brothers movie "Duc
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"The government is on teaser rates. We're taking out a huge mortgage right now, but we won't feel the pain until later." So Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, tells The New York Times. And what will the...
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Does this sound familiar? Lurking around the corner, literally unnoticed by the average American worried about keeping his home, is a similar crisis in commercial real estate. For over a year commercial property values have been plummeting and have not...
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Rep. Barney Frank said Monday that he is pushing a proposal to use some of the interest the government collects from the financial industry bailout to give loans to unemployed homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages. The lack of aid to…
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April: Well, the cranberries were easy. I just had to open the can. Eugene: [needing support from his wife] Evette? April Burns: [sensing Eugene's outrage] What? Oh, come on. Everyone likes it from the can. Eugene: No one likes it from the can. - Katie Holmes and Isiah Whitlock Jr, "Pieces of Apr
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I've been inundating the poor Firesign The
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For many years I have felt that the music at Mass has lost something. It isn't that the musicians are not talented - they are. It isn't that they don't rehearse - they do. And they are good and devout people, so that isn'
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Last week was busy in and around the DarcyArts shack. We wrapped up red tape matters, ran errands, Frank went to all his classes and I volunteered at the Shasta Arts Council Holiday Sale. Old City Hall was looking good. Lots of colorful creations. It was pretty slow as far as customers the day I minded the [...]
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The prompt over at Sunday Scribblings is “beauty.”Skin DeepThe package comes to the house via a guy in a brown shirt and short brown pants, driving a big brick of a truck the color of dog shit.Mother jumps from her knitting when the man in dung
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When Mark arrived in Shasta County in 1885 he worked as a carpenter at the Old Diggins Mine near Buckeye. Around 1890 he changed his profession and became the proprieter of a grocery store in downtown Redding with his brother...
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So what happened to the kitchen? Was it taken out while this was owned by the prior resident, or did it vanish somewhere in the foreclosure process? Perhaps it never had a kitchen, although that hardly sounds ‘First Cabin’ to us. This 1995 home is on record as a 1503 sq ft 3/2
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The far northern Sacramento Valley will dry out after mid-morning but should stay cloudy and cool through the day. National Weather Service forecasters predict a high today of 55 degrees in Redding.
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Kennedy banned from Communion over abortion stanceA Roman Catholic bishop in the US has banned Patrick Kennedy from receiving Communion, the central sacrament of the Church, because of
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I guess that's the message of this story in today's paper. Excerpt: "Low food stamp participation means less for all Californians - less nutrition assistance for eligible households, less economic activity, and less sales tax revenue for the state and...
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Satirical video on the benefits of prohibition and protectionism from the "American Marijuana Growers Association."...
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This former SEC attorney thinks so....
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Redding officials are nearly the first in a state full of fiscally strapped cities to consider enlisting voters in their struggle to balance costly employee pensions and retiree health care against shrinking revenues for essential services.
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RED BLUFF - The Fall River High School volleyball team earned the first part of the school's double-title quest Saturday morning, upsetting second-seeded Westwood 25-17, 25-12, 25-19.
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It would be easy to blow off Thanksgiving completely. It would be dishonest to say I don't have anything to be thankful for, but after the year I've had, I find myself struggling to find even pewter linings in wave after wave of dark clouds.
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Darren Lee scored two touchdowns and had an interception return set up a third as top-seeded Lassen beat Anderson 42-0 in a Northern Section Division II prep playoff game in Susanville on Saturday.
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In what has become the norm, Yankees players were donning shirts and hats celebrating their World Series win moments after the final out was recorded. Minutes later, those items and others celebrating the New York's win over the Phillies were being offered over the air waves.
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RED BLUFF - Sutter's reign of terror on the Northern Section Division IV volleyball field is over and West Valley is the sole reason.
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RED BLUFF - When Ravien Lawson's kill smacked Foothill's Jenna Coats square in the face, the kill shot pulled the Enterprise High School volleyball team to 22-21 in Saturday's pivotal third game of the Northern Section Division III volleyball semifinal.
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Avery Potter and Ryan Lytle, both of Vancouver, Wash., were wed at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Lockerly Arboretum in Milledgeville, Ga.
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Amy Franklin and Dan Huber, both of Santa Clara, were wed at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Huber residence in Redding.
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Amanda Kruger West and Randy Murray, Jr., both of Redding, were wed at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at IOOF Hall in Palo Cedro.
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Alexis Skipitis and Nathan Pepple, both of Redding, were wed at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Redding.
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Tina Tijerina and Benito Magallon, both of Anderson, were wed at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Shasta County Courthouse in Redding.
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Dub and Pat Nethery of Redding celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 18 with a dinner at the home of daughter, Kim Nethery-Young of Redding.
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Don and Cathy Levie of Redding celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 7 with a family dinner at Bridge Bay Resort in Redding.
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Q: While returning to Redding from the Bay Area, one of my headlights burned out on a fairly dark night while passing through Williams. It was around 10 p.m., and no stores were open for me to get another light. Should I drive to Redding with only one headlight or use my high beams to have both sides on? Or a combination of
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TUESDAY Red Bluff Planning Commission: 5:15 p.m., City Council chambers, 555 Washington St., 527-2605.
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1909: Five couples were forced to marry when the Siskiyou County grand jury took a decided stand for public morality. The five couples living in and near Yreka were forced to take out marriage licenses and seek the services of a minister. On the day after the submission of the jury's report, the county clerk issued five mar
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The California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) say Shasta County is missing out on more than $15 million in food stamp benefits due to underutilization of the federal program.
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An insurance company has threatened to sue Redding over the troubled Rancho Road sewer line expected to serve Stillwater Business Park, officials said.
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Rain is in the forecast today for the Redding area, but mostly sunny skies are predicted leading up to Thanksgiving Day. However, it's too soon to tell with certainty what kind of weather will greet Redding residents - and the runners and walkers in the annual Turkey Trot - on Thursday.
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Family Photos 1 Year Old Growing Baby Photographer in Redding. Here is one of our growing babies for his 1 year pictures and some family photos with their dog. This is another family that we did at their home, they were unsure if their dog would do well outside of his enviornement so we came [...]
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When we call ourselves “Creative Portraits Photography”, we mean it. Here is a recent senior portrait session that we did. He was huge into anime and dungeons and dragons, so we actually turned one of his photos into an anime character! Plus some other cool photoshop effects to go with his Dungeons and [...]
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Holiday Family Portraits Outdoors – Redding Photography. This family had us take their fall photos at their property. They had so many great spots to photograph and they commented that having a portrait taken at their home really added a special touch to the picture. We travel all over Shasta and Tehema County for por
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Outdoor Family Portraits – Mother & Daughter – Photographer in Redding. Not all families that we photograph are big. This mother and daughter wanted some nice photos for themselves and family. We had a lot of fun getting some nice timeless images as well as some goofy ones that we all had a good laugh [...]
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Shasta High Senior Portrait – Photographer in Redding. Since I have been posting so many families the last few days, I have to sneak in a few of our seniors as well . Here’s a 2010 senior from Shasta high. She had such a great smile and was great to photograph. [...]
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Maternity Portraits – Photographer in Redding California. Here is one of our recent mommies to be ,well new mommy now, she just had her baby . She is 36 Weeks in these photos. Do you know anyone expecting or are you expecting yourself? Let us capture this special time in your life, one that [...]
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Anderson High School alumna Jamie Horner-Jarman took third place today in a U.S. military talent competition similar to “American Idol.”
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That's the brutal assessment of Margot Grissom, when I asked the McCloud Chamber of Commerce volunteer today about the impact of losing the Shasta Sunset Dinner Train will have on the former logging community. I called the chamber Thursday for a reaction while working on the initial
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A driver crashed into a home at South and Pine streets in downtown Redding this afternoon, but the man was not seriously injured.
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RED BLUFF – The Fall River High School volleyball team earned the first part of the school’s double-title quest Saturday morning, upsetting second-seeded Westwood 25-17, 25-12, 25-19. The Bulldogs stayed around at Red Bluff High School long enough to take grab their section title patches and mug for pictures before hopp
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...through his weekly column on the Shasta Builders' Exchange web site. Topic: those anonymous comments on redding.com. Herewith: Over the weekend, the Record Searchlight online conducted a survey regarding one of my pet peeves: Commentators don't have to use their...
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This one has a converted garage, pretty obviously. It’s in a great neighborhood, very close to the park and trail and Turtle Bay School and Museum. Tree lined streets with older homes offer a bit of summer coolness. It’s now an unwanted asset of US Bank. Representing the bank&
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The Huffington Post thinks organic farmers are heroes and rock stars. The article reads "Nothing is sexier than someone who likes to get dirty AND supports the good food revolution. We thought we'd celebrate some of the cuties who are...
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Only Nancy the Indian woman knew. She lived near Castella. She also had a cabin somewhere on the old Whalen Station Road supposedly about one-half mile west of Highway 99. As the story goes, Nancy would suddenly disappear and then...
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Pope Benedict XVI has declared a “Year for Priests” beginning with the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 19, 2009. The year will conclude in Rome with an international gathering of priests with the
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A 45-year-old Healdsburg man was killed today in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 36 west of Trinity Pines Road in southwest Trinity County, the California Highway Patrol dispatch reports.
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Sunny skies today will give way to storm clouds as rain is likely to move into the area later this afternoon.
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As the holiday shopping season arrives, the Redding Police Department reminds folks to be extra careful to avoid being victims of theft. The most important prevention tool is to stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. It’s easy…
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The word over at OneWord is "overflowing."The sink was overflowing, a cascade of water across the lip of the counter and onto the floor. She stood there, apron getting drenched, with her hands clenched into fists, which she pressed to her chest. Tears cascaded down her face as w
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Excerpt from John Corry's commentary in the North Bay Business Journal: The rest here. Here's how ('community benefits agreements') work. Government agencies or commercial developers are asked by unions to enter into what is more commonly known as a Project...
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I not sure what the neighbors might of been thinking, but it was a perfect day to practise motorcycle wheelies!
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Based on the novel Faith Like Potatoes, this inspiring film tells the story of Angus Buchan, a South African farmer who suffers a series of seemingly insurmountable losses, but throu
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What a big controversy currently associated with the Catholic Church this weekend.This weekend in most churches through our the nation there will a second monetary collection for the CCHD. Yet so many have come out with reports that this organization uses Catholic money to support anti-catholic causes such
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Each year as we come to the end of our Liturgical Year, the Church invites us to celebrate this great feast of Christ the King at the end of our yearly cycle of feasts and festivals that have celebrated
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After two straight months of declining unemployment, the jobless rate went up in October.
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This NYT story about the evolution of television sure puts the recent troubles of the news media in perspective. In the 1952-53 television season, more than 30 percent of American households that owned televisions tuned in to NBC during prime...
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YMCA to host 25th celebration The Shasta Family YMCA on North Court Street in Redding will celebrate its 25th anniversary from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2.
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The McConnell Foundation supports communities, education, the arts and the environment. It also practices persimmon philanthropy.
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A cinnamon-log arrangement is festive and fragrant. It looks like a cute little stack of logs adorned in pretty greenery. But the real beauty of the design is that it's a cinch to make.
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For late-19th-century anarchists, terrorism was the "propaganda of the deed." And the most successful propaganda-by-deed in history was 9/11 - not just the most destructive, but the most spectacular and telegenic.
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Why is salmon season open? Am I completely out of line? The 2009 salmon season began Monday and runs through Dec. 31. You have got to be kidding.
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A cultural earthquake doesn't rumble like the Big One, but it's easy to recognize the aftershocks.What are the signs?
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Church member receives award Bob Moore, a member of First Christian Church of Redding, recently received the Silver Hammer Award for his outstanding volunteer work as project director for "Miracle Day."
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Q: Why do some cars display a temporary registration sticker in their back windows, some for as long as two years?
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Q: What advice would you give to people who think there is little or nothing for which to be thankful this Thanksgiving?
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Pilot killed in crash outside Susanville SUSANVILLE - A pilot was killed Friday afternoon when his small plane crashed near the Nevada border, The Associated Press reported.
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Teachers and students came to school Friday dressed in colonial and American Indian costumes to celebrate Millville Elementary School's annual Living History Day.
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The 2.1 million-acre Shasta-Trinity National Forest has gained 336 acres.Acquisitions of the acreage in Trinity County near Hyampom and Forest Glen came from a land swap and a cash purchase, forest spokesman Ray Mooney said Friday.
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A 43-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in prison for leaving his 15-month-old son alone in a pickup on a 92-degree day while he gambled inside the air-conditioned Win-River Casino in Redding.
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Today is Saturday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2009. There are 40 days left in the year.
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BERKELEY (AP) - Dozens of demonstrators who barricaded themselves inside a campus building at the University of California at Berkeley in a protest over fee increases and budget cuts were removed late Friday, bringing the daylong occupation to an end, university officials said.
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Q: What are sellers allowed to take with them after selling their home? Can they take trees, shrubs and other plants from the yard?
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A wet and windy Pacific storm blew into the north state Friday, dropping mostly light to moderate rain in the valley, but dumping snow in the mountain areas, and possibly contributing to a fatal plane crash near Susanville.
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The drinking binge that claimed the life of 17-year-old Shelby Lyn Allen of Redding in December lasted only about an hour, a court document shows.
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What is your favorite sound? Why? (Click here to answer.)
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National Guardsman Benjamin Winchester of Redding recently returned from his second tour in Afghanistan. KGO TV interviewed him at the 235th Engineering Company's headquarters in Petaluma. From KGO's report: Benjamin Winchester of Redding says he would hate to see more...
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Maestro Dan Neece -- the man who makes the Enterprise High School bands sound so darned transcendently good -- wrote a long letter defending the honor of the local school music programs in response to post-Veterans Parade criticism (in the...
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O.k. ladies, the ballots are in, and here are your choices for Large Marge's Top Ten Tasty Men List: 1.
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Paradise beat Foothill 31-0 in tonight's playoff football game.
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The Enterprise Hornets won their playoff game tonight, beating Pleasant Valley 28-7.
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It is the Masonic Lodge at Shasta. "RogerP7308" is the winner and for his prize has won a weeks' worth of bragging rights! Congratulations Roger. Hopefully, I will have rounded up a prize for next week's winner. Thanks everyone for...
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For women who've had it or their loved ones, obviously breast cancer is a huge deal. But I'm just wondering: Why did the recent shift in advice on screening recommendations garner so much attention, while a very similar report in...
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Lately I have been feeling anxious, unsettled, fretful, worried for no apparent reason about imagined bad things that could happen. As Anne Lamott puts it, I have Radio K-FKD playing in my head. I couldn't put my finger on why. I have everything - a healthy & happy relationship, a nice home in a beautiful and safe area,
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Redding police are searching for a man who attacked a 52-year-old woman and demanded money from her while she was downtown late this morning.
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Jackson shares sad, haunting stories as she musters a collection of compelling poetry.
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During the tumultuous year of 2008, James McCommons rode America's trains, talking to the people who ride and work the rails throughout much of the Amtrak system.
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Fall Family Photos – Photographer in Redding. Here’s another one of our great fall families and their doggie. Remember our holiday special ends December 10th so call to book before all the times are gone! 223-5456 family photographer redding, redding photographer, family photography in redding outdoors, reddi
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Wedding Photographer in Northern California. Besides being behind in posting seniors, we are also WAY behind in posting our weddings from this year. We have about 12 weddings to put online and after our holiday rush we will slowly be putting the images on here. You can view our slideshow on our main website (http://www.bril
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This gorgeous little girl has soooo much hair. At 5 months old she was very curious about everything we were doing and just had the cutest little face. Abosulte doll . Here are a few fun photos from her session. HAve you booked your Christmas Photos yet? Call us today to book! Our new [...]
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The wet, wintry weather blowing into Northern California today forced the Northern Section to postpone three football games slated for mountain venues. The games affected are Anderson at Lassen in Susanville, Maxwell at Fall River in McArthur and Hamilton at Modoc in Alturas. All games have been rescheduled for Saturday.
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The Northern Section CIF announced Friday that three playoff football games have been canceled due to inclement weather. All have been moved to Saturday.
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A 43-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in prison for leaving his 15-month-old son alone in a pickup during a 92-degree day while he gambled inside the air-conditioned Win-River Casino in Redding, it was announced today by the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.
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As the leaves fall and winter settles in for its annual tenure - frosty and spare, the structure of the garden becomes more apparent than ever. Herbaceous perennials, shrubs and trees disrobe themselves of the bio-mass of foliage they have…
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That's the takeaway from a California Association of Mortgage Brokers (CAMB) advisory that went out today. Short sales have become easier to pull off, but the industry group wants to remind homeowners that there are potentially legal and tax ramifications that go along with this last-ditch effort to avoid foreclo
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Well, the weather has just been amazing this past week and we have had a blast photographing so many outdoor families. Here is a great family with all the beautiful fall colors. Of course today the rain in crazy, but that’s okay since all our sessions are inside today . Call for your family [...]
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Here’s another one of our great families from last weekend with their doggie. Family photos are buzzing right now, don’t wait too close to Christmas, book your appointment today!! outdoor family portraits, family photos fall, photographer in redding, redding photography
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Fall is in full swing and so are our family photos. Outdoor portraits in Redding are so gorgeous this time of year. There are so many awesome locations full of fall color. Here is one of our families from last weekend, 3 generations. When we do family photos, we also do smaller groups, individuals, etc. [...]
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One skeptical member --- glad there's at least one -- thinks the state agency is veering in that direction, and doesn't like it, reports Paul Shigley of the California Planning and Development Report: "I'm afraid that we're getting way off,"...
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Here we said a few days ago that we don’t see many bank-owned condos in Redding, when up pops anther one. This one is three levels and has a nice view. It’s a big one at 2400 sq ft, especially for a 2/2
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...Paul Allen, the 56-year-old multi-billionaire cofounder of Microsoft, has begun treatments for lymphoma. Allen's money paid for construction of a large array of radio telescopes at Hat Creek, part of the SETI Institute's quest to find signs of other intelligent...
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Our Life as a Movie .... Could you really stand to watch such a movie?What is your testimony?Why I am so proud to be a Catholic..... come Join the Family. Our diocese has almost 1 million Catholics, but only 136,000 attend week
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Entertaining political scuffle involving our congressman makes The New York Times. Apparently Rep. Wally Herger thinks it makes sense to vote, one year at a time, not to cut doctors' payments under Medicare as a 1990s law would require. But...
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That's the message I took away after meeting earlier this week with Jim Cloney, superintendent of the Shasta Union High School District. He's trying to figure out how to close a projected $3.7 million gap in his next budget (estimated...
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I went to Redding new Brewstore across the street from the library, and bought supplies to make an India Pale Ale. The good folks at A News Cafe have agreed to run my beermaking story on their lovely website HERE. You can follow along in weekly posts as I attempt to make Igo Pale Ale. Making your [...]
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Do you know what and where this building is located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! There is still no prize for this contest. Prizes will again be offered in the future, but not today. Meaning you'll just...
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I don't know about you, but I love seeing clergy (priests) wearing their collars. I didn't realize that in some other cultures, many priests often don't wear their roman collars "all the time." A few ye
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Interesting footnote to the census data on childhood poverty that Marc links to. Trinity County is the state's poorest, with Del Norte very close behind. Both are in the 4th Senate District -- that is Sam Aanestad's, at least for...
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Better bundle up today. A powerful cold front moving in from the Pacific will bring high winds, rain in the valley and snow in the mountains. Weather-watchers say this could be the first big storm of the winter here in Northern California. Wind…
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A wet and windy Pacific storm is expected to plow through the north state today and tonight, bringing rain and strong wind gusts to Redding and moderate to heavy snow to the mountains.
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It apparently leads all other counties in its percentage of children in poverty (31.6), according to newly released Census data, as reported by the Central Valley Business Times. Excerpt: The highest percentage in the state is in tiny Trinity County...
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57 and counting. Click here. A shameless plug for one of fellow blogger Dottie Smith's online ventures, this one in collaboration with Marilyn Rountree....
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More and more courts are allowing the unmasking of the identity of online writers and commenters in various kinds of legal cases, including defamation.  Free speech violation, or holding people accountable? I can think of no reason why people should be…
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Doni: So, you know how we’ve kvetched from time to time about customer service - what we would decree if we were queens of the retail and service world? Kelly: Yes. Tell me, what’s new in the world
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I'm not sure I can name another artist who was as influential across so many music genres than Johnny Cash. Through his music, his sound, his lyrics (and that of June Carter Cash), he sparked people in country, rock and punk.And with his "American Recordings" done before his death, continues to inspire.Johnny Ca
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The death of Shelby Allen in December 2008 was truly a tragedy.  Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misinformation about what happened that night and questions about the appropriateness of filing charges against Shelby’s friend Kayli.  Now that the…
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During the hustle and bustle of our week with school, meetings, doctor appointments, jiu-jitsu classes, music practice and just normal daily running around, dinner can be an afterthought. Time to dust off the slow cooker. What can be more comforting…
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Head to Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant early for a table on Saturday.  Local favorite Aaron Bowen will perform his unique blend of acoustic, folk and ragtime with a twist of jazz. Thanks for playing again in Redding.  How did you…
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If you could choose only one of the following attributes, which would you choose:
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Seeing is remembering and I'm enjoying lots of recollections as I thumb through the pages of "Shasta County Memories."
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Begin at the intersection of Swasey Drive and Red Bluff Road in Shasta and drive toward Shasta on Red Bluff Road.
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Willy McCarty sits on a park bench gazing over the Sacramento River, pondering what it is that drives his passion for fitness.
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As sure as shoppers find their way into stores and tinsel finds its way onto Christmas trees, "The Nutcracker" finds its way onto the cultural calendar during the holiday season.
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The latest expert advice about mammograms is medically confusing for women, but it's politically clarifying for all of us, coming amid the crescendo of the debate about federal health care reform.
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You have to hand it to Sarah Palin. I don't mean you have to hand her the 2012 nomination. Nor do you have to hand her the $24.64 I overpaid for "Going Rogue."
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THE WRONG INSPECTOR: Redding cowboy cops overseeing medical pot stores. It gives a whole new twist to the "Fox watching the henhouse."
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The question recently asked of students at Shasta College: "What do you think of a teacher's ballot measure that would require public schools to offer Christmas music during the holidays?" was either inaccurately or incompletely worded, or else the students who answered did not fully understand the question.
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Mark Contreras, senior vice president/newspapers for The E. W. Scripps Co., has been presented with a Lifetime Service Award by the American Press Institute (API).
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Subway restaurants in the Redding and Chico area are inviting elementary schools to participate in "The Great Chico-Redding Fitness Challenge."
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New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday show an increase in diabetes and obesity rates across the nation - and counties in the north state are no exception.
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Shasta Sunset Dinner Train, the rolling restaurant experience that drew widespread visitors and put Siskiyou County on the tourism map, is ending its run in January after more than 13 years.
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge Thursday dismissed a highly charged case against a 17-year-old Redding girl who was accused of felony involuntary manslaughter in the alcohol-poisoning death of teenager Shelby Lyn Allen.
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Lions Club collects $13,519 for flag fund A drive-through Veterans Day fundraiser to keep the giant American flag flying in Redding generated $13,519, the Enterprise Lions Club has announced.
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The Internal Revenue Service has a message for 41 Shasta County residents: There's a tax refund with your name on it.The IRS is looking for taxpayers who are due to receive a combined $123.5 million in the form of nearly 108,000 unclaimed refund checks, including nearly $16.7 million in California belonging to 15,374 reside
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Clutching a rolled-up American flag in one hand, Mahmoud Saad couldn't stop grinning Thursday as he sat beside 15 other immigrants in a jury box inside a Redding courtroom.
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With the tally of H1N1 vaccine doses in Shasta County reaching 22,000, public health officials are extending eligibility to a slightly larger group.
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A Redding woman says she's heartbroken after a dog she'd hoped to adopt from Haven Humane Society was killed because it had heartworm.
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Faced with high health insurance costs, a North Carolina brokerage passed the buck on to its employees, a Texas public relations firm switched from group insurance to stipends, and a Missouri travel agency let its workers walk away instead paying…
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At least, that's how it feels. I am dull. I come home from work, feed the cats, put dirty dishes in a sink full of hot soapy water. Build a fire in the wood stove. Wash the dishes. Make a pot of green tea. Have dinner. If the Netflix movie arrived, I watch it. Pet cats. Go to bed.Next night: repeat.N
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The black-band memorial for Red Bluff officer Dave Mobilio, who was ambushed more or less at random and killed seven years ago today, has me thinking about that case and the crazed young idiot who senselessly killed Mobilio. Other recent...
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For reasons mainly political, I think, the news about changed mammogram recommendations has drawn most of the attention, with natural spin being that "the government" -- for whom none of the people making the recommendation work, by the way --...
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Clutching a rolled-up American flag in one hand, Mahmoud Saad couldn’t stop grinning today as he sat beside 15 other immigrants in a jury box inside a Redding courtroom.
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Senate Health Care Bill Void of Pro-Life Protections by Kim Trobee, editor Pro-life groups call Majority Leader Harry Reid’s proposal ‘totally unacceptable.’ As recently as Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised there would be no abortion coverage in his health care bill. Now that the bill has
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A judge this afternoon dismissed the case against a 17-year-old Redding girl who had been accused of felony involuntary manslaughter in the Dec. 20 alcohol-poisoning death of Shelby Lyn Allen.
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We're often asked this question by friends, family and clients and while it's important to clarify that not all homes hit bottom at the same time, if we look purely at local MLS numbers and current market activity, we can safely say that Redding's Real Estate market in general has seen the bottom. The decline of home val
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Picked up a copy of Timothy Egan's new book "The Big Burn" -- about the great 1910 fire in Montana and how it helped shape the early Forest Service. Loved this quote from Teddy Roosevelt, describing the New York Assembly:...
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The University of California Board of Regents approved a plan on Thursday to raise undergraduate fees — the equivalent of tuition — 32 percent by next fall, to help make up for steep cuts in state funding. Click here f
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From a Chico E-R a story about the local school district's financial crunch: Initial projections said the district would in August 2010 reach the point where there was not enough money in its accounts to cover payroll. State law prohibits...
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Rep. Tom McClintock is smart enough to know this isn't true. I guess he just doesn't care one way or another. Here's a statement, made on the House floor, his office sent out this morning: M. Speaker: The unfolding scandal...
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From the award-winning audio drama team that brought you Radio Theatre’s Amazing Grace and The Chronicles of Narnia. In his enduringly popular masterpiece The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis re-imagi
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What: Training Teaches Adults How to Facilitate Cutting-Edge Support Groups for Girls When: Dec. 3 and 4, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where: Red Bluff High School, Media Room, 1260 Union Street, Red Bluff, CA Girls Circle Association, the leading U.S. developer of gender-responsive, research-based su
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So many people have such a dislike of themselves. They compare themselves to others and feel inferior.The problem with comparing, is that one usually finds themselves comparing themselves against the
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Snippets of news cautiously point to positive economic signs indicating the bottom of the real estate market is here. However, an article in Smart Money takes these generalizations a bit further suggesting there are six signs a home you are considering buying is about to rise in value. Here they are:
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Whatever you think of the suction-dredge moratorium, people ought to follow the law. And the environmental group Klamath Riverkeeper is watching out for those who don't, and keeping track via Google Earth. There's a lot of open country in far...
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Soon after President Roosevelt took office in 1933, he began creating programs designed to put people back to work. Unemployment was 25% at the time. He wasn't interested in the dole (welfare). Because he wanted people to be able to...
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I read the sad news today. Oh boy, that'll be a blow to McCloud's tourism-based economy. Don't miss the last run. A write up and some pictures from earlier this year....
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1. Christmas for the Troops Dinner 5 p.m. Saturday at Veteran's Memorial Hall, 1605 Yuba St. in Redding. Event features a pasta dinner, Christmas music by Linda Bott and the Lou White Band, and raffle. Participants are invited to write cards and help package items to be given to deployed troops from Butte County
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Because the city of Santa Rosa closed it and built wooden ramps to show the way, the Press Democrat reports. It's downright sweet, the solicitude for a rare amphibian. You've got to wonder, though, about whether the cost and trouble...
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The Shasta Sunset Dinner Train will stop service on Jan. 1 after more than 13 years, owner Jeff Forbis announced this week.
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Scientists say one of Jupiter’s moons has enough warmish water and oxygen to support life, and not just microbes and stuff. Fish, or some alien equivalent, could thrive on the ocean moon of Europa. Researchers tell National Geographic that new estimates of…
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Local musician Weety was once in the Midwest band “Ambush,” opening for Tracy Byrd. After learning that the bus life wasn’t his style, he began entertaining audiences with a solo acoustic act.
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UPDATE: A little while ago, reporter Amanda Winters told me there is fresh county-level data from 2007 here. Looks like Tehama's figure's were worse, while Shasta's were about the same and Siskiyou's were improved. Don't know what their methodolog
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The "Botox tax" -- a proposed 5 percent federal levy on cosmetic surgery procedures -- has surfaced in the Senate version of the health insurance reform bill. Here's what Redding dermatologist Kraffert thinks of it: "This is unworkable. Between HIPAA...
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The frustrations grip and pitch like a vise. The pressure builds and there’s a…void. It’s odd, this space. There’s force, you feel it, but it’s like you’re doomed to not care.And you muddle through. Screw a smile on your face and play nice with others.Still, pressure flairs ignite every so often, and
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"Banjo Fred' Starner has died at 72. From the LA Times obit: Hobos are not bums, he was often quick to point out, but "people who rode the rails for a year or two to get their act together then...
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With today’s forecast calling for sunny skies and a high temperature near 61 in Redding, a potent winter-like storm is expected to sweep through Northern California on Friday.
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Journalism students from Shasta College (there still are some?) recently attended a confab at San Jose State that featured workshops with upbeat titles like the one above. (Skyline Community College) journalism student Danielle Caldwell had this to say about said...
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Here’s one we remember as a Short Sale at $188K, then dropped to $145K, and hung around for 8 months or so. Just shows how difficult it is to get a Short Sale done. Although the bank/seller would have netted quite bit more than the current list price, not counting their sizab
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More than 360 people voted in a recent online poll prompted by Kent Dagg's vow to not talk to the Record Searchlight until it bans anonymous comments on stories at redding.com. Here's a link to the poll results -- a...
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Because people are more than just the bodies they haul to work, we sometimes ask well-known folks nosy, personal questions that have nothing to do with their jobs, just for fun. Call us crazy. Today's interview is with City Manager Kurt Starman.
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  If you wanted to look sexy, how would you dress? (Click here to answer.)
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Leave it to Bill and Lisa Collins to cook up a musical comedy murder mystery for Christmas. Fortunately, they have the decency to serve some fine wine with “Dead to the Last Drop” or “Cheers to the Holidays.”
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As we adults phase out the pleasures of our adolescence and accept the lifestyles of adults, it's easy to forget that which brought us joy in our youth. Outings with friends usually end up in a bar or at a house, and dates slowly fade into dinner and maybe a movie. But fret not: for many of us, that joy can be found in part
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Betty Moon was thrilled by the arrival of Zippy’s Korean Barbecue, the new eatery at Placer and Pleasant streets in west Redding. She and husband Bill, a former longtime Redding anesthesiologist, are of Korean descent and she often cooks Korean food at home. “I like hers better,” Moon said last week, referring to Zipp
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HERE'S A START: Now that there are organizations springing up to advocate smaller government and lower taxes, maybe a good place to start is to have all their members who receive government checks mail them back.
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President Barack Obama's trip to China has occasioned a spate of articles documenting the increasingly unhappy yet apparently indissoluble marriage between the American and Chinese economies. =
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With hundreds of ordinances for the city of Redding, please tell me how the new medical marijuana ordinance will be enforced. Where will it fall in line with all the other ordinances - at the top, middle or bottom?
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If death is the only guarantee in life, wouldn't you like some choice in where that happens? For those with a terminal illness, options are available.
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Marathoning in America is alive and well. In fact, it is flourishing. There are probably more people running marathons today than at any time in the past, with some races having as many as 30,000 to 40,000 participants.
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Maybe it's the times. Maybe it's the fruit of frustrated ambitions elsewhere in town. Maybe the north side just doesn't need as much help as other parts of town have.
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What had been billed as a grand opening was more of a partial opening Wednesday at the new Walmart Supercenter in Redding.
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Health officials from Shasta County to Washington, D.C., are speaking out against a federal task force recommendation on breast cancer screening released Monday.
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One million Iraqi dinars and pictures on an inmate's cell phone showing piles of cash and marijuana allegedly have linked a Redding woman, her incarcerated boyfriend and at least one prison guard to a contraband smuggling ring at Avenal State Prison.
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Redding police are preparing to enforce regulations designed to yank illicit marijuana dealers from the burgeoning crop of medical cannabis clubs that have sprouted around town over the past eight months.
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The Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday night held its 20th annual Hall of Excellence awards ceremony to recognize outstanding businesses and employees and laud those who exemplify superior customer service.
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Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding is providing two $500 matching awards to girls ages 14 to 17 who volunteer in their communities.
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2009. There are 42 days left in the year.
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IGO - A black granite monument honoring Korean War veterans is being dedicated Saturday at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery.
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The Adopt-A-Family program hopes to help 900 families in Shasta, Tehama, Siskiyou and Butte counties have a happier holiday this year.
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Many needy families are available for adoption in Shasta, Tehama and Siskiyou counties.
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The RSS is entering the Redding Christmas Parade 2009Parade starts at 6 pm Satuday December 5 2009If you would like to join us just let me knowSteve
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Why Morons should not be allowed to vote until they know why they are voting and who they are voting for…..Other than color, and what someone promises to give them for free. Check out how Sarah Palin was and still is, being smeared by the left and the Government owned Media…. They must be really [...]
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Researchers have found evidence of hardening of the arteries in Egyptian mummies. The Wall Street Journal story here....
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Imagine if your spouse or relatives went online and shelled out 35 bucks for this spendy "Shasta Gift Pack #3." Criminy, you'd be a diabetic in no time. 42210 - Shasta Gift Pack #3 - Large Snack Pack QTY: 1...
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A 62-year-old Shasta County jail inmate died today after he was found unresponsive in one of the jail’s day rooms.
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Redding police were called this afternoon to a reported burglary at an Eastside Road storage unit in which items were stolen that were intended to help a program send Christmas packages to U.S. troops.
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The Christmas Tree Fantasy is the Mercy Guild’s largest fundraiser.  This year will mark the event’s 22nd year since its conception by a volunteer.  Jo Dilley began volunteering at MMCR in 1987 and
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Wintry weather has forced the closure of Highway 89 through Lassen Volcanic National Park until late spring.
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The first telephones at Redding were installed in 1879. There were only three - one between James McCormick's store and his house, one between C. C. Bush and Henry Johnson's office and J. N. Chappell's office, and another between J....
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I heard that the Shasta Society of Brewers (Shasta SOB) was holding a get-together and demonstration across the street from the library in Redding recently. I
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While one in four metro areas in the United States might be in an economic recovry mode, Redding _ and all of California, for that matter _ is still stuck in reverse. That's according to the Adversity Index from msnbc.com and Moody
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I just returned from a trip to the local cable office where I left off the beloved Moxie box and a standard digital receiver. No more cable. No more triple digit TV bills per month. We bought a fine little Dell laptop and hooked it up with the big HDTV as a second monitor. We easily [...]
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety revealed its top picks for 2010 today and conspicuously absent from this year's list is Toyota. Under the heading "Missing the mark" the Institute notes "not a single model from the world's biggest automaker by sales is represented among this year's winners." The
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A 36-year-old Redding man has pleaded guilty to multiple burglaries and theft-related crimes in exchange for a 20-year prison sentence, it was announced today by officials with the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.
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Necessity is the mother of invention. Merchants are getting creative this Christmas season judging by this flyer e-mailed by Ed Rullman of CR Gibbs American Grille. Holidays_on_Hilltop_11x17_Poster_lo_res_4_email.pdf From horse-drawn hay rides to hot chocolate, carolers and a bike giveaway.......
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Dear Lynne: My fiancee hates making people uncomfortable, so when she’s a guest she doesn’t say anything about not eating meat.The thing that really upsets her is a whole cooked animal, so Thanksgivings are tough. This is the turnaround Thanksgiving; it’s our first as hosts and cooks, and I want her to be the
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I’m an unabashed fan of Redding guitarist and slide player Eric Day. Whether it’s blues, jazz, rock or country, I always find his playing to be exciting and inventive. Aside from a six-year stint in Nas
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Thursday is the Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society’s annual day of encouraging people to kick the tobacco habit, and the Shasta County Tobacco Education Coalition has suggestions to help. If you’re trying to quit smoking, make a big deal of…
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First, my bias: I thought Ryan Sabalow's package of stories on Sunday was important local journalism. I was proud to see it in our paper. If you haven't read it yet, it's here and
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It’s been a mild Fall, and sometimes the best colors seem to come from a rapid cold snap. Still, these Redding Fall colors look just fine.
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Mary Retterer? Some of you may remember -- she was president of Shasta College briefly earlier this century. Her expensive tenure came before that of the able Gary Lewis. Dr. Mary Retterer, the seventh President of Cerro Coso Community College...
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This morning’s icy temperatures in Redding will be replaced later today by mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 57 degrees, National Weather Service forecasters say.
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OAKLAND, Calif., Nov 17 (Reuters) - California faces a budget gap of nearly $21 billion over its current and next fiscal years, according to the state government's budget watchdog agency, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday. The newspaper said...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are accident. Loyal and obsceneCrashIt was a game she liked to play, all the while they dated. He loathed it, but considered himself a good sport for playing along.She’d name a calamity, a series of jarrin
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At a potluck, I served this salsa as a side dish with some creamy chicken enchiladas. I had a bushel of pomegranates and substituted the sweet/tart kernels instead of the orange fruit -- it was wonderful!
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At a potluck, I served this salsa as a side dish with some creamy chicken enchiladas. I had a bushel of pomegranates and substituted the sweet/tart kernels instead of the orange fruit — it was wonderful! Note: There is a print…
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We are so excited about this year's Christmas Show here in Redding! We bought our tickets and now we can hardly contain ourselves, you'd think we were five years old! Afterall, isn't that what Christmas is all about, being a child again! Christmas is the most magical time of the year, and nothing brings th
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Which `Gilligan’s Island` character are you?  Why? (Click
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For the second time in a month, the Redding City Council on Tuesday narrowly approved sweeping regulations designed to winnow out profit-driven marijuana dealers from legitimate medicinal cannabis collectives.
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The Record Searchlight is hosting its annual cooking contest in search of the best holiday cookies.
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Fabulous sidekicksAt Thanksgiving, figuring the main dish is pretty easy. Most cooks will be serving turkey and/or ham.
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I was saddened to see Shelby Allen's mother and sister holding up their fists on the front of the newspaper just hoping they will put another teen on trial and blame her for Shelby's death.
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In the string of amazing decisions made during the first year of the Obama administration, nothing seems more like sheer insanity than the decision to try foreign terrorists, who have committed acts of war against the United States, in federal court, as if they were American citizens accused of crimes.
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Redding doctors were extremely wary of speaking to a reporter about state data that reveal strikingly high rates of hysterectomies and spinal fusions in Shasta County.
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The Central Valley High School volleyball team won't be making a return trip to the Northern Section Division IV finals.Top-seeded Sutter beat the No. 4 Falcons 25-17, 25-21, 21-25, 25-21 on Tuesday in a rematch of last year's D-IV final, which also went to the Huskies in four games.
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Evan Taylor's spectacular career at Shasta High School came to an end with the 36-26 loss to Pleasant Valley in the first round of the Northern Section Division I playoffs. Here's how Taylor's career numbers stack up.
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Red Bluff will honor slain police officer RED BLUFF - Red Bluff police officers will wear black mourning bands on their badges Thursday to mark the seventh anniversary of the murder of officer David Mobilio.
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A 39-year-old Redding woman with a long history of arrests is back in Shasta County jail after allegedly beating her live-in companion and holding her hostage for a week inside their Olive Avenue apartment.
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The Salvation Army maintained a positive tone at its first bell ringing kickoff luncheon on Tuesday despite the challenges it faces this holiday season.
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Three Shasta County residents, including a husband and wife, have pleaded not guilty to a series of criminal charges in connection with the alleged Oct. 15 beating and sexual assault of man they believed owed them money for drugs.
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2009. There are 43 days left in the year.
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A sprinkle of rain in Redding on Tuesday was just a primer for a wet Friday. Until then, the skies over the north state are expected to be clear and the temperatures cold, said Brooke Bingaman, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - California has unveiled a new consumer report card on five health insurers - and none got the top rating.
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Lassen is the latest California county to be designated a primary natural disaster area by the federal government because of this year's drought.
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Chamber to honor customer service The Hall of Excellence Awards are being held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn on Hilltop Drive in Redding.
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Trinity County leaders are weighing possible restrictions on medical marijuana, including guidelines about gardens near school bus stops and a moratorium on storefront collectives.
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COTTONWOOD - West Valley is back in a Northern Section volleyball final and Gridley came close to one but fell short despite a successful season.
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For the second time in a month, the Redding City Council on Tuesday narrowly approved sweeping regulations designed to winnow out profit-driven marijuana dealers from legitimate medicinal cannabis collectives.
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Red Bluff officials backed down tonight from adopting a law that would have permanently banned medicinal marijuana dispensaries and the cultivation of pot within the city limits.
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Stretches of north state highways in the higher elevations carry chain and snow tires requirements tonight.
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Click here to read what finally happened to the $1 million mitigation fee Lowe’s gave the city of Redding for affordable housing four years ago.  Hint: It’s going for affordable housing — in a bigger way.  Council unanimousl
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Fear of planetary environmental catastrophe has motivated citizens and building professionals alike to take a hard look at anything likely to lower energy costs and preserve natural resources. Green building practices are not only paying off more quickly as costs decline…
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Redding firefighters tonight are at the scene of a fire at 212 Boulder Creek Drive where a mattress was burning.
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This one looks intriguing. A good sized and modern looking home on 5 acres not far from Anderson Ca. Built in 1987, we recall this 2684 sq ft 4/3 was once listed for $524K. That was then. Representing the bank/seller’s interests is Lowell Sisco of Mistletoe Realty. He writes:
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Update: Redding City Council adopts medical marijuana ordinance by a 3-2 vote. 10:12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. Voting in favor of the regulations were Councilors Dick Dickerson, Mary Stegall and Ma
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From the Consider the Source department comes this press release, my favorite so far this week: "Doctors now recommend relaxing for at least one hour each day as a part of a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle." The source is no other independent, disinte
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Our local sailing champ Mike Strahle sends this after a long week of sailing Hey Sailing Fans, We just returned from the Hava Mega Hobie Cat North American Championships with racers attending from as far as the east coast...
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Three Shasta County residents, including a husband and wife, have pleaded not guilty to a series of criminal charges in connection with the alleged Oct. 15 beating and sexual assault of man they believed owed them money for drugs.
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Firesign Theatre: Everything You Know is Wrong from DANGEROUS MINDS on Vimeo.
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KHSL reports: Tickets for the event went on sale Monday and they've been going fast. The Convention Center Box office sold out after just three hours. Redding radio had about 50 tickets left by the end of the day Monday....
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Now you can pitch your video to the Record Searchlight or KRCR. Just don't expect to make a living doing it. Details here. Excerpt: Now, through YouTube Direct, you can submit your video to the news organization of your choice...
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Wine-tasting, murder and merriment are featured in this year’s “Christmas Show” at the Riverfront Playhouse. There is murder afoot at the Davino Brothers’ Vineyard, but the wacky characters don’t let that interfere with wine-tasting, grape-stomping, and celebrating the holidays. The…
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If you joined the circus, which act would you most want to perform? (Click here to an
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This house was built in 1938 at the corner of Placer and Orange for Frank Crowe, Superintendent of Construction at Shasta Dam. Mr. Crowe planned to retire in Shasta County when Shasta Dam was completed and become a cattle rancher....
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Let the American taxpayer and the Chinese government foot most of the bill. This from the Chamber of Commerce e-newsletter, just arrived: Attention Small Businesses: The Shasta County Department of Health and Human Services has received federal stimulus money that...
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At the Shasta District Fairgrounds. Click here....
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RED BLUFF — Red Bluff police officers will be wearing black mourning bands on their badges Thursday to mark the seventh anniversary of the murder of officer David Mobilio.
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Last week, Fannie Mae announced a new program targeting borrowers that can no longer afford their home. In exchange for expediting the foreclosure process the borrower is offered the right to lease back the home for up to a year. This allows the lender to avoid the more costly and time consuming traditional foreclos
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The California Milk Advisory Board issued a press release today denying that it’s planning to shoot its “Happy Cows” commercials in New Zealand. The press release, which you can read here, says only a small portion of the soundstag
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What: Planned Parenthood Monthly Movie Night Playing ‘To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar’ When: Nov. 19, 6 p.m. Where: Planned Parenthood, 2935 Bechelli Lane Concessions will be available and donations are always appreciated. Make sure to bring lots of blankets and p
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A 23-year-old Redding man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of prowling and other crimes after police investigated a reported burglary at a Clear Creek Road recycling business, Redding police said today.
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If you would like a Christmas card from me, please leave me your address, either here (this will be a protected entry for your privacy) or a LJ message. I have addresses from some of you but I know some folks have moved or maybe we're new friends here. Anyway - leave me your address.
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It’s not here yet, but National Weather Service officials in Sacramento say that rain should begin falling in Redding after 10 a.m. today.
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How many times are we going to have to repeat the same study? Sure, the studies are a tiny bit different every time. The basic premise is that women who take fish oils during pregnancy and while nursing have smarter...
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More than 75 women from Shasta and Tehama counties gathered on a recent Friday at the Gaia Hotel in Anderson for the 2nd annual Girls Incorporated of the Northern Sacramento Valley Strong, Smart & Bold breakfast. The mission of Girls Inc.…
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LossesHe hooks his fingers through the hurricane fencing, rests his head against the cold metal. The crush of the crowd keeps him warm, even though it’s cold enough to turn breath to vapor.They’ve come to watch the soldiers march down Main Street, mustered in neat, orderly rows. Each individual boot-step cre
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An art show that began as a degree requirement for arts student Miki’ala Catalfano developed into an annual, monthlong exhibition of 20 artists representing 14 native groups, filling a void of a
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Just as they have in her two previous re-election campaigns, once again this year Republicans and so-called experts list Barbara Boxer as one of the most vulnerable U.S. Senate Democrats running in next year's mid-term election.
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After last year's disastrous Sacramento River salmon returns, fisheries scientists studied the reasons and came out with a report this spring, "What caused the Sacramento River Chinook stock to collapse?"
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When my husband asked me what I wanted to do over the weekend, I thought fast. (Here's a tip: If somebody asks you what you want to do, you'd best think of something or you can end up watching 12 hours of football on TV.)
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Walk into Britt Taxara's nail salon in Redding and you will find posters of vampires and other creatures of the "undead."
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2009. There are 44 days left in the year.
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HORNBROOK - The body of a Hornbrook teenager has been recovered from the waters of the Iron Gate Reservoir near here. The partially submerged body of Daryl Leroy Dyke Jr., 19, was found Saturday about 100 yards south of Jenny Creek Bridge and about 25 feet offshore, Siskiyou County sheriff's spokeswoman Susan Gravenkamp rep
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Columbia Elementary School District may have found a way to help solve budget woes - a cell tower in the school's backyard.
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Veterans to receive full military honors IGO - The ashes of 15 unclaimed north state veterans will be interred with full military honors at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday.
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SHASTA LAKE - Shasta Lake, which owes its existence to the creation of Shasta Dam, is planning to establish a memorial honoring those workers who built the massive concrete structure.
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Chico-based Community Valley Bancorp, parent company of Butte Community Bank, reported on Monday a loss of $3.6 million, or 55 cents per share, for the third quarter.
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One of the first things Lisa Langston did after buying the Village Grind coffee shop in downtown Redding was take the Yuba Street business back to its roots.
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Shasta College volleyball players Lauren Swetland and Sarah Scott have been selected to the All-Golden Valley Conference team, Knights head coach Kelly Brazil said on Monday.
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In today's fast-paced, multitasking world, it's easy to get hooked on technology that's always online, delivering a steady stream of texts and tweets.
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Two men were arrested Monday night - including one man who police say pretended to be a fugitive - after an hourlong chase that took officers through the streets and backyards of a south Redding neighborhood.
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Redding could improve services and perhaps save money by finding a few more ways to pool talent with other agencies or private firms around Shasta County and the north state, a committee studying privatization options for the city decided Monday.
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Redding officials on Monday approved multimillion-dollar plans that eventually could lead to dramatic change downtown, along Lake Boulevard and around the Oasis/Interstate 5 interchange.
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Lyle Lovett talks songwriting, songwriters and ponies:At: Country Standard Time
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A 19-year-old Redding man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing two 30-packs of beer and attacking a convenience store clerk, Redding police said Monday night.
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Most women should start regular breast cancer screening at age 50, not 40, according to new guidelines released Monday by an influential group that provides guidance to doctors, insurance companies and policy makers. The new recommendations, which do not apply to a…
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Two men were arrested Monday night – including one man who police say pretended to be a fugitive -- after an hourlong chase that took officers through the streets and backyards of a south Redding neighborhood.
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Redding could improve services and perhaps save money by finding a few more ways to pool talent with other agencies or private firms around Shasta County and the north state, a committee studying privatization options for the city decided Monday.
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I had been resisting urges to EAT AS MUCH PIZZA AS I COULD POSSIBLY STUFF DOWN for a few weeks. Tonight I finally gave in to temptation and made pizza from scratch, and it was good.The basic recipe for thin crust pizza can be found here,
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Redding officials on Monday approved multi-million-dollar plans that could eventually lead to dramatic change downtown, along Lake Boulevard and around the Oasis/Interstate 5 interchange.
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I called Yahoo Customer Care, which is a self-canceling phrase. You have to dial one number which tells you to dial another number, which has been disconnected. You re-dial the original number and none of the voice mail options fits what you want, so you improvise by hitting 0 until you get a new menu or an operator.
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Considering the famous man he later became, Shasta County can claim the fact that this was where Henry Kaiser was given his first large public contract. It was with the City of Redding in 1919 to pave Market Street. Later...
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   Harsh winter weather and inevitable spring storms wreak havoc on roofs, a home's first line of defense against Mother Nature. Snow, driving rain, hail and even exposure to direct sunlight are hard on roofs. The National Roofing Contractors' Association (NRCA) recommends that homeowners conduct seasonal roof
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Emergency crews were sent this morning to a reported two-vehicle traffic accident at Churn Creek Road and Dana Drive in Redding.
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Storytellers are set to delight children of all ages on Thursday evening at Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding. P.J. “Pete” Petersen, a local author who’s published 24 books, and John and Leah Harper will recount magical, humorous stories based on…
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HORNBROOK — The body of a Hornbrook teenager was recovered Saturday morning from the waters of the Iron Gate Reservoir near here, officials with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reported late Sunday afternoon.
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After a frosty start this morning, Redding should see sunny skies and a high temperature near 62 degrees today, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say.
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I have said here before that my hometown newspaper is both beloved and infuriating. Lately, the discussion about public figures declining to speak to the paper has focused a ’searchlight’ on the infuriating issue of disparaging anonymous online comments actively encouraged at Redding.com. The online version of o
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We seldom see bank-owned condos around here. They glut the market in other places like Florida and Vegas, but there are typically not a lot of condos in the Redding area. This could be a good choice for a downsizer not wanting to do exterior maintenance, or for a long term investor, cogni
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Should we be concerned by all the shakin' going on? The Chico paper reports: MINERAL -- Since the end of October -- and as recently as Thursday -- a series of 48 micro-earthquakes have been gently rumbling in roughly the...
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Remember when you were 4 or 5 years old and would be standing on the front seat of the family car when all of a sudden your mom would hit the brakes and her right arm would fly out to…
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Amico del Signore bought a jar of Trader Joe’s Sunflower Seed Butter. It’s a delicious alternative to peanut butter on a cracker with a little honey, on a stick of celery, or as a filling in a PB&J for those…
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Life in Real TimeHer Cheshire Cat grin made him weary,wary.In equal proportions.“What?”“Nothing.”She blew on her coffee through that smile, eyebrows raised into twin furry peaks.He cocked his head and sighed.“I’ve got it.”“What?”“The solution to all y
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When voters approved Proposition 215 in 1996, California became one of two states to decriminalize marijuana on a medical basis. (Arizona voters passed the similar Proposition 200 on the same day.) Proponents of medic
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is seeking submissions from California landscape artists who are interested in participating in the Superintendent’s Invitational-Park-Residency. Up to five professional landscape artists will have the opportunity stay in a cabin at Whiskeytown for up to two weeks
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Scenes from the North State Symphony, with special guests Emily and George Hayes on  Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Cascade Theatre. North State Symphony from A News Cafe on Vimeo.
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Earlier this month, I wrote about the Carl Verheyen Band coming to Redding on Tuesday (Nov. 17). The show is still happening, but the venue has changed.
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If you were trapped in a TV show for one month, what show would it be?  Why? (Click here to
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Like a zombie and just as ugly, the idea of tapping the city's sales taxes to build a new interchange at Oasis Road just keeps coming back.
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It's hard to see how the Stupak-Pitts amendment of the House health care bill is such an "assault on women's rights." Abortion remains legal and no one is threatening to change that. This is really about funding.
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WHO'S PAYING? In Thursday's paper, a group of Tehama County Young Marines were shown in a front-page photograph. Please, someone tell me that this youth military program is not funded by our taxes.
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At the Nov. 3 meeting of the Shasta County Board of Supervisors, Shasta-Trinity National Forest Supervisor Sharon Heywood was articulate in her explanation of how wonderful HER forest is, and how hard she is working with the public to provide a good quality, managed recreational program.
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Thanksgiving can be one of the most joyous and fulfilling holidays of the season. But it can also create a great amount of stress and anxiety.
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WEDNESDAY Cottonwood Library Preschool Story time: 11:30 a.m. at the Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. in Cottonwood. "Thanksgiving is For Giving Thanks" and "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie" will be featured. Call 347-4818.
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Police find handgun, pot on Redding man A 28-year-old Redding man on parole remained in custody Sunday in Shasta County jail without bail after he was arrested Saturday for possessing a loaded handgun and other charges after a routine traffic stop on Hartnell Avenue and Churn Creek Road, police said.
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1909: Ono resident Arthur Baker, who was in Redding for a visit, said that he and a licensed surveyor had made a plot of the town of Ono. This was the first plot ever made of the town, which had been in existence for 40 years. Ono at first was called Eagle Creek.
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Officials in three north state cities taking different approaches to medical marijuana will cast decisive votes Tuesday.The Red Bluff City Council is expected to cast a final vote on an ordinance banning medical marijuana collectives and cultivation within the city limits.
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Unlike a Shasta Lake food pantry, the Redding Tea Party will accept food collected by a marijuana collective to help feed the hungry.
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ANDERSON - An injured Anderson man is showing improvement at Mercy Medical Center in Redding after the pickup he was driving went over an embankment on Thursday, but wasn't discovered until the next afternoon.
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Obama making fun of the Holy Bible:  He mentions “Stoning Children as if he disagrees with it, yet he supports infanticide!   You people elected this monster for President….How is that workin out for ya?   I thought I would post two more videos that appear to have Obama praising Satan.  Watch them and j
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Of course his supporters didn’t need him to trick their minds, they were already mindless fools. OK I had to post this one here too:
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I spent a good hour this morning carefully adding all the addresses of my high school classmates to my Yahoo address book and creating an undisclosed-recipients category for them, so that I can send them the link to the photos from the reunion.Yahoo decided this was "suspicious activity" and has temporarily susp
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Wow, we didn’t even notice we had an anniversary on November 5. We’ve been busy publishing FDotD for more than a year. Happy Birthday to us, and a heartfelt thank you! to all our loyal viewers. Even after a year, there seems to be no shortage of REOs coming down
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Freeman Street was named for Thomas A. Freeman who purchased 160 acres from Pierson B. Reading's Mexican Land Grant in 1854 for $1,280 and established the American Ranch, a stage stop, and an overnight stopping place beside the busy wagon...
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As California’s universities cut back slots for incoming freshman, they are still touting one route to a bachelor’s degree that remains wide open: Start off at a community college and then transfer to UC or CSU. But a new analysis shows…
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The prompt at Sunday Scribblings is “oracle.”OracleThere’s a peak out west of town, slightly forested with an odd outcropping of rocks near the top. It’s the highest point in the county.There’s a trail to the top, but it’s mostly overgr
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A 28-year-old Redding man on parole remained in custody today in Shasta County jail without bail after he was arrested Saturday on possessing a loaded handgun and other charges following a routine traffic stop on Hartnell Avenue and Churn Creek Road, police said.
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At least it beats no business. That seems to be the gist of Emily Young's column today. (But where do she and Shasta County's Marta McKenzie think "state" and "federal" monies come from? Out of thin air? Answer: taxpayers everywhere,...
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Sunny skies will prevail over the north state today and Monday, but National Weather Service forecasters in Sacramento say that unsettled and winter-like weather is expected into next weekend.
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So argues Denver Post columnist David Harsanyi. (I know RS editor Silas Lyons is a fan, so maybe he can play counterpoint.) Excerpts from Harsanyi: Twitter's popularity and usefulness are mysteries to me. Pressed by personal, professional, and cultural forces,...
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What do you all think? Click here and then vote, anonymously, in the online poll....
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Jerry Benito, Shasta County’s district attorney since 2003, says he will seek re-election in 2010. Benito has been a prosecutor in Shasta County for nearly 20 years. . In the early ’90s, he successfully prosecuted homicides and other high-profile cases, including: – The…
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On our cross - country pilgrimage this past summer we made sure we ate the specialty food in every state we visited (22 states) and for the first time I realized that Bar-B-Q means something different depending to what state we were in!
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For years I thought I was too busy in December to volunteer as a Salvation Army Bell ringer. Our family runs a mailing and shipping business (Wrap-N-Pack) and December is sheer madness for us. I promised myself I'd volunteer as a bell ringer when Christmastime was less hectic.Then a couple years ago I ran into C
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A Dec. 12 wedding at Riverview Restaurant in Anderson is planned by Kendra Fletcher and Tyson Wilson, both of Burney.
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A March 6 wedding at Mercy Oaks in Redding is planned by Jessica Diamond and Judd Buick, both of Redding.
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Kate Sawyer and Paul Barrett, both of Oakland, were wed at 3 p.m. Aug. 8 at Tiber Canyon Olive Ranch in San Luis Obispo.
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Anne Janc and Jared Stearns, both of Chico, were wed at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at Cory's Country Inn in Chico.
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Jennifer Hedman and Andrew Chase, both of Menlo Park, were wed at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at Ashland Springs Hotel in Ashland, Ore.
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Cloud Computing is becoming more popular as many turn to the Internet for social networking and document sharing.
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I love winners. I love following them. I love covering them. I love the logistic nightmares they present to me.This isn't a "winning is everything" column. Quite the contrary. I love telling stories and sometimes the best stories come from the losing side.
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The season will continue for the Foothill High football team. If the Cougars want to be able to say that again next Saturday, the suffocating defense will have to continue.
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Molly Morton had 16 points and 13 rebounds as the Shasta College women's basketball team blasted Lassen 70-48 at the Sierra Summitt Tournament on Saturday.
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Dear Babe: My Dad received a ball before I was born. It has Babe Ruth's name printed on it. I have compared it with images from the internet of Babe Ruth signatures, it appears to be different. The ball has two color stitching (red and black), but I am afraid it's either bogus or a trace. Can you shed light on this?
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Shasta County patients are nearly twice as likely as other Californians to have two types of surgeries that some experts say are often performed unnecessarily, recently released state data show.
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Q: I went hunting with my brother-in-law recently. He was hunting for bear and I was hunting for mountain quail and gray squirrels.
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BACON SPICE ROASTED PHEASANT
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For many hunters, bringing down wild game is only half of the fun. The other half is eating it. According to Patrick Jones, owner of Jones' Fort gun supply in Redding, game bird is healthy and tasty.
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Uncle Bud had a way of cooking up memories. Living 88 years can do that, especially when someone has the gift of gab and a love for cooking. He was at his finest during holidays when families came together to relive the past, while eating like there was no tomorrow.
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Mercy Medical Center,Redding Births Oct. 1: Scott and Nicole Rose of Redding, a girl.
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In cities and counties throughout California, the game of grab and shove goes like this.
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For some time, I have been struggling with how to write about a major component of Redding's culture: poverty. It is a subject most of us are uncomfortable talking about, but it is very real in Shasta County and getting worse.
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The results are barely in for this month's school board and special district elections, but the political types are already looking ahead to June, when some real barnburners will be on the ballot.
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OK, it's too soon to buy balloons for the demolition party, let alone plan a Saturday shopping expedition to the hypothetical retailers that might sprout in its place, but great things happen with small steps.
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A crash on Interstate 5 between Williams and Arbuckle killed a Redding man Friday morning and left the car’s two other occupants with minor injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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The Shasta Knights battle the Redwoods Corsairs for a bowl bid on Saturday
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Here's a news flash. Pot might reduce stress. So say Israeli researchers who "conducted a series of experiments in which rats were subjected to stressful experiences, such as receiving electric shocks. The study found that the rats' stress levels could...
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About 50 people took up flags and signs at a busy Redding intersection this afternoon to protest amnesty for illegal aliens.
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Australia's Daily Telegraph profiles "stars with the Midas touch," including part-time north state resident Clint Eastwood: THIS legendary Oscar-winner studied business at Los Angeles College before dropping out to pursue acting, but never lost the desire to run his own...
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From a story about a woman who won $2.4 million because she didn't make it into the ranks of Fresno's fire department: Getting into the Fresno Fire Department has been a tough road for any woman. In California, Fresno is...
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The fun begins at 5 p.m. at the David Marr Auditorium on Eureka Way with previews of UPrep’s “The Boyfriend” and the Dance Project’s “Cascade Christmas” - complete with a popcorn bar loaded with treats.  
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If you never saw "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," this won't make any sense to you. I thought it was funny.
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Redding firefighters went to 3720 Churn Creek Road this afternoon after getting a report that an electric dishwasher was filling an apartment with smoke.
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It’s just a “Boss” thing…
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It's where the first store was erected and where the first bill of goods was sold in the brand new town of Redding. The date was July 22, 1872. The owner was Chauncey C. Bush and his general merchandise store...
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We received a package in the mail today. We opened the package and what did we find, a handmade beautiful Crucifix with a note.The note was from Perry Gee.He stated that
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Anybody who’s ever had - or been - a kid can probably remember those mix-and-match picture books with pages split three ways: a set of miscellaneous heads, assorted midriffs and a selection of feet or tails. The joy of it…
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If she thought about it, closing her eyes, but not squeezing so as to muss up her makeup, it was acting. There was a director, sound guy and a script. Granted, it was two pages scribbled on yellow legal pad, but still. They called, saying they were ready for her. The heat was up, so that was good. She opened her eyes, walke
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I like stars. They look so good from so far away. They may be, at our sighting, light that has just now passed through our universe. The source may have transformed into some other type of energy. One day last summer I was thunderstruck  by a desire to  have some color on my upper arm. I [...]
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Slideshow from the recent High School All Around Rodeo competition...
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Look up the word “succulent” in the dictionary and as an adjective you will find something like: juicy, thick and fleshy; from the Latin succus, meaning “juice.” The designation “succulent” desc
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The sun should continue to shine on the north state through Tuesday.
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“We’d slave for him, we’d save for him, we’d even misbehave for him; that certain thing called the boyfriend,” sings a chorus of U-Prep girls on a typical weekday afternoon. They are practicing for an exciting new musical, “The Boyfriend,”…
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Apparently the city wants to spend almost six million bucks to beautiful Lake Boulevard to, in the words of planners, 'transform the ... district into a part of town known throughout the region for being "trendy and upbeat."' Admirable goal....
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What: The Shasta Service Guild’s "Old Fashioned Barn Dance" When: Saturday, November 21 Where: Old School House, Old Shasta, West HIghway 299 Admi
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Today’s FDotD is located in prestigious sounding Blackhawk Estates. In truth, it is a nice neighborhood, although not quite as upscale as the name suggests. It’s a small offshoot of Edgewood, just southwest of 200 acre
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That the Church may be a faithful steward of the gift of grace entrusted to her, in order to gather all people into the kingdom of God, We pray to the Lord... That the Spiritual Leaders of the Church may reflect the
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It was a beautiful day outside so I thought I would take the opportunity to enjoy God's creation. I borrowed my Son's motorcycle and decided to head up the mountain toward Mount Lassen. I grabbed the ca
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Central Valley and Anderson each ran off road upsets in the first round of the Northern Section Division II football playoffs on Friday. No. 6 CV went to third-seeded Wheatland and came home with a 17-9 win over the Pirates. Anderson, the fifth seed, journeyed down to No. 4 Winters and came back with a 36-9 triumph over the
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CHICO — Spotting a team 17 points in the first quarter? That's falling into a deep hole. Spotting a good team 17 points in the opening period of a playoff game? That's usually season-ending. The Shasta High School football team found that out in its Northern Section Division I quarterfinal game against Pleasant Valley. Tw
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CORNING — The Foothill High offense did what it needed to do early in Friday's Northern Section Division I quarterfinal game at Cardinal Stadium. The defense did whatever it wanted. Fifth-seeded Foothill advanced to the semifinals and gets a date with No. 1 Paradise after a registering a sound 23-6 victory over No. 4 Corn
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It's November, there isn't much rainfall, but in Corning on Friday there was a whole bunch of thunder — Red Thunder, to be precise. Of course, you don't need to consult your farmer's almanac to know that the middle of the 11th month is typically when the Red Thunder starts rolling out of Palo Cedro and into the towns and
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It's winner-take-all at 5 p.m. today in Eureka.The Shasta College football team takes on College of the Redwoods with first place in the Bay Valley Conference and a bowl berth in the balance.
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Q: What do the words "inner peace" mean to you? How is it achieved?
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Today is Saturday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2009. There are 47 days left in the year.
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Methodist church holds bazaar today First United Methodist Church's annual holiday bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church, 1825 East St. in Redding. The event features a baked goods sale, a cake walk, antiques and collectibles, plants and handmade items. Call 243-2403 for more information.
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When I was a child, Grandma Sue took me to the Camino Real Park in Ventura County to see monarch butterflies. Thousands of butterflies overwinter in this small park on a good year.
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Q: What are the benefits and drawbacks of purchasing a condominium? What should buyers look for when they wish to purchase one?
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Q: When driving west on Cypress and coming to the corner of Churn Creek, I notice many drivers pull into the right-hand bike lane and then turn right. Others stay in the right driving lane and turn from there (across the bike lane). Is it legal to turn right from the bike lane?
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More than six years after the city's Planning Commission first approved plans for its expansion, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will celebrate the grand opening of its Redding Supercenter on Wednesday, the Bentonville, Ark., retailer said Friday.
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Don't rake leaves into street gutter Keep your leaves out of the gutter. Redding Solid Waste Utility is asking city residents to put fallen tree leaves in green waste containers so they can be turned into compost.
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A Los Molinos woman pleaded no contest this week to a felony charge accusing her of sparking a 1,200-acre wildfire that threatened Lewiston this summer.
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Changes to national American Indian policies by President Barack Obama could soon benefit north state tribes, their leaders say.
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Restrictions imposed on visitors to Mercy People wanting to visit patients at Mercy Medical Center in Redding are being asked to stay home if they are not feeling well, a hospital spokesman said Friday.
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What a surprise - that someone who shouts "Allahu Akbar" (the "God is great" jihadist battle cry) as he is shooting up a room of American soldiers might have Islamist motives.
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Let's form our own plan Employers should not be responsible for the high cost of insurance.
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If Sarah Palin were back on the campaign trail and giving a speech, she'd surely call it a prime example of the toughness and resilience of "real America."
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Redding planners have targeted the Lake Boulevard area as the next part of town to get a multimillion-dollar face-lift. The Redevelopment Agency board on Monday will consider a plan to invest roughly $5.8 million in the Lake Boulevard/Buckeye area, which stretches from North Market Street to Quartz Hill and Oasis roads on t
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Free talk to back Great Smoke-Out INSPIRE Hypnosis will offer a free talk from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in support of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout.
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The following Sunday at Mass Father Ignatius was determined to make a stand. He approached the lectern confidently and said:“As many of you know by now we had an incident here at last Sunday’s Mass
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Obama agrees to play Santa Claus at a local area Washington D.C.  shopping mall.……….  Wait a minute….. That’s not right.   Apparently this is a mistake, as this picture of  B. Hussein Obama,  AKA Barry Sotoro,  AKA  The Devil,  only looks like an anorexic  Santa Claus , all decked out
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The Pleasant Valley Vikings beat the Shasta Wolves 36-26 tonight in their playoff game.
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Sometimes we need to hunt for best finds at the Redding Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. For me, that’s part of the fun. Take, for example, the su
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The Foothill Cougars won their playoff game tonight against the Corning Cardinals 23-6.
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Redding firefighters responding to a report of a structure fire in north Redding instead found a burn barrel this evening.
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The driver of a pickup who apparently left work on Thursday for lunch and didn't return was found injured down a ravine about 26 hours after a wreck.
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What: United Methodist Women’s Annual Holiday Bazaar When: Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: First United Methodist Church, 1825 East St., corner of South Street, Redding Off-street parking from the church’s South Street parking lot entra
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Today’s FDotD home just hit the MLS. We love this neighborhood. Not far to highly regarded North Cow Creek school, or highly regarded North Cow Creek, for that matter. An area of mostly nice rural homes, and nice neighbors. Horses are part of the fabric of the communit
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A realistic look into one woman's delightful dance in the garden we call life.
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A 19-year-old McCloud man was identified today as the badly-burned victim of a Sunday night wreck.
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An enrolled agent from Southern California once again spoke with local Realtors about the extension and expansion of the federal tax credit for homebuyers. Earl M. Salter, said this tax free credit not only applies to first-time buyers but homeowners who have owned and lived in their personal residence for 5 consecutive
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A Los Molinos woman pleaded no contest this week to a felony charge accusing her of sparking a 1,200-acre wildfire that threatened Lewiston this summer.
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And he's a smart business man....
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MarilynR guessed it correctly as the Engles Inn Hotel at Castella. Congratulations Marilyn! You have won the bragging rights to proclaim yourself the winner of the History Mystery Photo Contest for this week. Thank you everyone else for playing. See...
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Business Week lists several viable ways to reduce healthcare costs. This one seemed obvious. Stop Infections In Hospitals Far too often, the biggest danger to patients is not their disease but the hospitals that treat them. Every year 1.7 million...
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By and large our state Legislators believe that if folks would just understand how hard they are working and how good they are they would get a lot more sympathy from citizens of the state for the challenges they face....
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Conservative activist Jon Fleischman of Flash Report tweeted yesterday about reports of Sarah Palin's upcoming speech that he'd "believe it when it happens." What? Redding's not good enough? Take that, snobs....
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The crew have their way with Chris Matthews, Matt Lauer, Evan Thomas, Katie Couric, and Howard Fineman. more about “Eyeblast.tv“, posted with vodpod  
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It's the middle of the day on Friday and I am at home, not because I am having fun, but because at 4:58 AM I got this email from Jamie, my cousin/renter next door: ...and I'll get right to the point: I'm getting bubbles in the toilet again when draining the bathtub. I know last time it was major, but I think
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I typically can tell -- we have our methods -- when there's an orchestrated national e-campaign to send letters to the editor about a particular subject. It was obvious starting Saturday, after the House vote on health care reform, that...
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Sarah Palin will be a keynote speaker at the Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference in Redding on Feb. 8.
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There is water on the Moon, scientists declared on Friday, and considerable amounts of it. Click here for more of this story.
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The latest round of "Happy Cows" ads are being shot in ... New Zealand, reports the L.A. Times....
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Do you know what and where this building is located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! There is still no prize for this contest. Prizes will again be offered in the future, but not today. Meaning you'll just...
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Mark your calendars for next weekend, Nov. 20-22, when Shasta College hosts a couple of musical events at the college theatre — and the price is right! Tickets are only $3 at two Shasta College Community Band performances, and the Shasta Youth Symphony’s…
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Well, Pfizer is leaving New London, Conn. A cautionary tale for Redding? From the New York Times: Scott G. Bullock, senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, a libertarian group in Arlington, Va., said that 43 states had moved to...
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News Channel 10 interviews her: Colleen's decent into a seven year nightmare started in May of 1977. Stan was hitchhiking along I-5 near Redding and accepted a ride from a young couple traveling with a 7 month old baby. "The...
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It will be another day of sun mixed in with clouds. The National Weather Service forecasts partly cloudy skies today in Redding with a high temperature of 56 degrees. More clouds will move in overnight as the mercury will dip to 40 degrees.
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Doni: … I love that sound. Music to my ears. Kelly: What sound? Are you finally getting songs to play in your head? Doni: No, nothing like that. It’s the dishwasher. Shhh. Hear it? That’
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Keeping with traditional holiday foods is important in creating family memories, good or bad. When I was a kid my grandmother’s contribution to the holiday meal was a concoction we always refer to as holiday salad. How this dish had the…
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Little do I realize that I am not the youngest person in the room sometimes.At work, we have a bat that people can carry around when their stuck for a lede or just need to clear their head.Handling the Louisville Slugger just feels right.I was hauling it around and got to thinking about the gang in the mov
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    What is the funniest bumper sticker you have read?
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COTTONWOOD - Zach Kaylor is the 2009 Northern Section boys' cross country champion. Enterprise High teammate Domenic D'Acquisto was relegated to being a role player in the team effort.
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SHASTA LAKE - Game 4 of the Central Valley-Willows Northern Section Division IV quarterfinal match was as thrilling as it was crucial.
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Michael Phelps, Tim Lincecum and Andre Agassi.Those three names are a who's who of world-class male athletes who have achieved stardom, fame and all that other good stuff. They're the types of guys prep athletes should look up to in terms of athletic performance and hard work.
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COTTONWOOD - Once the Eagles got going, they took off in a hurry.The second-seeded West Valley High School volleyball team took care of business Thursday, rolling past No. 7 Yreka in three games 25-13, 25-10, 25-13, at home in a Northern Section Division IV quarterfinal match.
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The No. 8 Mercy High volleyball team shocked the top-seeded Chester Volcanoes on Thursday night in Chester, taking the Division VI match 14-25, 25-16, 26-24, 25-23 and setting up a semifinal matchup with Fall River.
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To Simpson University officials, plans for a baseball field remain very much on track.The school announced Thursday that it was recently awarded a $100,000 challenge grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) to help assist in the cost of the site work, grading, tree removal and preparation for an on-campus baseball field.
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The Cardiovascular Center and Dr. Mohamed Khan are hosting the second annual A Day of Giving - a food, clothing and blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21.
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historical places in the north state.The locationTake South Market Street to Breslauer Lane in south Redding. Turn on Breslauer and drive to the end of the street. It was located where the Shasta County Department of Social Services offices are today.
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"The Sons of the Pioneers meets Monty Python." That's how lead singer-guitarist "Ranger Doug" Green describes Riders in the Sky, the three-decade-old comedy cowboy quartet returning to the Cascade Theatre on Saturday night.
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It was one of those small shocks that come unexpectedly in the wake of a death. Just days after the country had buried Ted Kennedy, Cardinal Sean O'Malley took to his blog to defend himself from critics attacking him for presiding over the funeral of a pro-choice senator.
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After delivering a sobering lecture about Shasta County's finances Tuesday morning, County Administrator Larry Lees said he had a strategy to bridge a $7 million budget chasm. What is it? Well, it's no secret that the county is seeking union givebacks, but the specifics he'd share with the Board of Supervisors later - in cl
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I have not met Chris Solberg, but I commend him on his stance against the "medical marijuana" (now there is an oxymoron) groups.
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Denise Fairhurst, the 57-year-old Redding woman charged with filing $2.2 million in false Medi-Cal claims, has reached a tentative deal with the state.
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English poet and playwright William Shakespeare provided the inspiration Thursday for a group of Redding students.
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YREKA - A mistrial was declared Thursday in the murder and kidnapping trial of Gregory Lynn Nelson, who was charged in the 1976 death of William "Willie" Cook, a 6-year-old Happy Camp boy.
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MINERAL - Removing Dream Lake dam, which shores up a picturesque 2-acre pond near the Drakesbad Guest Ranch, is part of a conservation plan under consideration by Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Franchisee Chris Resner will open his first Dutch Bros. coffee kiosk outside Redding next month.
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Today is Friday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2009. There are 48 days left in the year.
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The roof is off Redding's old Market Street downtown core. Now city officials are starting to plan what may come next for the neighboring California Street garage.
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Just in case you were not aware, I wanted to let you know that the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit has been extended. The great news is that now there is a TAX CREDIT UP TO $6,500 FOR REPEAT BUYERS!!
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A dead bear that was in the fast lane of southbound Interstate 5 just north of O'Brien Flats tonight has since been dragged into the center divider.
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In an emotionally tense, packed courtroom late this afternoon Shasta County made its case against a 17-year-old Redding girl charged with felony involuntary manslaughter as a result of the alcohol-poisoning death of Shelby Lyn Allen.
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Nearly all market indicators point to positive signs that housing conditions are beginning to moderate from the free falling days of the past few years, and even foreclosure statistics now support that notion. The pace of foreclosures slowed again in October for the third month in a row, RealtyTrac reported Thursday.
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On Monday the Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration may approve an EPA finding that classifies greenhouse gases as detrimental to human health.This would give regulators more leverage over greenhouse gas emitters - like people who breathe out I suppose. Athletes, who often breathe harder tha
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A mistrial was declared today in the murder and kidnapping trial of Gregory Lynn Nelson, who was charged in the 1976 death of 6-year-old Happy Camp boy William “Willie” Cook.
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Mr. Benito deserves recognition and gratitude for the outstanding job done serving as Shasta County’s District Attorney. The public may not be aware of the continuous public safety issues addressed each day by Mr.
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I was lucky enough to be invited to the premiere, early this year, of the documentary "Rwanda: Hope Rises" -- a heavy but ultimately inspirational picture that was made in part by Jesse Rosten of Redding's Westside Creative and his...
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Denise Fairhurst, the 57-year-old Redding woman charged with filing $2.2 million in false Medi-Cal claims, has reached a tentative deal with the state.
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Our younger families really enjoy more trendy, urban portraits. This family wanted their photos to show their style. We had a blast with them and love creating something special for each of our clients. Have you booked your holiday portrait session yet??? 223-5456 – We have incredible deals through December 10th!!
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Not every portrait needs to be traditional. Here at Creative Portraits, we like to have fun with our sessions and really show the families personality. Here are 2 shots from a recent outdoor family session showing off their goofball boys and also the families’ love of Enterprise Football. (GO HORNETS!) family portr
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We are booking a lot of indoor family sessions as the weather is beginning to change. In studio is a convenient way for those who just want something quick and simple. Now don’t get me wrong, we still have a lot of fun options in the studio including our Christmas set, but sometimes simple is [...]
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It is time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and what you are going to prepare and eat for this wonderful holiday. Some things you should do to start thinking about having a healthy holiday are: Start making a game plan for
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Here’s another one of our recent outdoor family portrait sessions here in Redding. Toddlers can always be a challenge at sessions, but you just gotta roll with the flow and get them while you can, usually it’s playing with something or running CReative Portraits is an outdoor family photographer in Redding,
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We’re taking a break from posting seniors today to get some of our recent families in. Here is a session that was done at a Retirement Home on Hartnell. They all got together for the mother’s 90th Birthday and wanted some family portraits done. The holidays are a perfect time to get family photos, we [...]
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I wrote a little about it in my Travelin' in Time story last Friday. It was given that appropriate name because it was built on an island right in the middle of the Fall River in downtown Fall City (now...
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1. Second Saturday ArtHop 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Kickoff at 5 p.m. at David Marr Auditorium, Shasta Learning Center, 2200 Eureka Way in Redding, featuring The Dance Project’s preview of A Cascade Christmas and University Preparatory School’s preview of the musical “The Boy Friend.” Free. ArtHop continues f
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Christy Dell, artist, community volunteer and mother of three high-volume boys, collaborated with artist and illustrator Brianna Scott on the new children’s book, “The Pirate Brothers and the Hidden Treasure.” Pirate Brothers tells the story of three mischievous adventurers on a search for treasure that can only be fo
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Robert Nelsen of Redding knows Asian food. For years he captained cargo ships sailing around the Far East. His Chinese cook was considered the best in the fleet. He and wife Aly recently checked out Janya’s Thai Cuisine on North Market Street, formerly home to Caruso’s and La Gondola.
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It’s been a little more than a month since your bar-cruising correspondent has walked through the doors of Uncorked Wine Bar, but the visit earlier this week was a pleasant surprise – one that served as an invitation to return, and more regularly so.
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• Catch the Release • Go Local at Rivers • When in Chico • A Bit Beyond
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During the upcoming holiday season, consider taking a journey. A musical journey, that is.
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Enrolled Agent, Earl M. Salter, addressed members of the Shasta Association of Realtors regarding what sellers of over-encumbered homes should expect  from the IRS. Homeowners in this predicament should consult with an accountant or enrolled agent prior to pursuing a short sale. It is a viable option for those that to
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A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings should cost a little less this year because prices for turkey and cranberries are down. That’s the word from Purdue University, which tracks commodity prices and calculates the annual cost of holiday meals. Agriculture economist…
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So reports the Chico News & Review, after a sensational cover story recently entitled "Sex, drugs and guns."...
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A 25-year-old Anderson man was arrested late Wednesday night after police chased him down in the Red Bud Lane neighborhood of Anderson.
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After a day of dreary, drizzle, the skies above Redding will clear today and make way for sunshine
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Rare 5 bedroom home looks decent enough for the money. This one was listed in 2006 for $295K, ultimately selling for $255K. It had been previously listed this year as a Short Sale for $179K, but obviously that didn’t work out. It’s in a nice area of newer homes south of the Hi
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After holding the top spot at the Shasta County Arts Council for 11 years, Gini Holmes has let go of her director’s position. Board president Kathy Weaver said the SCAC will begin its search soon for a new director, someone who’ll operate the arts organization located inside the 102-yea
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She asks if it’s complacency that keeps you grounded in this place.More like fiscal conservation, you say.“Bullshit. Are you afraid of change?”Not afraid.Life-altering events need time for reflection.Sure looks like complacency, or the surface.The ability to shake things up vs. the
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Palo Cedro resident Merle Haggard will play a Jan. 4 concert at the Cascade Theatre in Redding to benefit the Northern California Veterans Home. Haggard, a Country Music and Grammy Hall of Fame Member, is waving his fee and don
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A TRUE HONOR: I ran across this quote from Will Rogers on Veterans Day: "If they really want to honor the soldiers, they should let them sit in the stands and let the people march by." Very appropriate.
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I am sick and tired of the waste of my tax dollars by the state Department of Transportation.
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If you entered Interstate 5 at South Bonnyview Road and turned off at the Highway 36 exit in Red Bluff, you would have driven a marathon distance.
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2009. There are 49 days left in the year.
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It's been a long, hard day at the office, and you need a good workout to blow off all that stress.
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What do you call a tax increase that's not a tax increase? In the case of California's accelerated income-tax withholding, which began with this month's paychecks, you might call it an interest-free loan.
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Gas prices in Redding dipped 2 cents since last month, AAA Northern California reported this week.
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Country music legend and Palo Cedro resident Merle Haggard is singing the financial blues.Haggard and his wife, Theresa, are suing their former business manager, claiming CPB Business Management Inc. underestimated the couple's taxes, which resulted in nearly $640,000 in penalties and fees.
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The Record Searchlight has learned that preparations are under way to bring Sarah Palin to the Redding Convention Center for a motivational speech.
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Ex-deputy DA to seek Shasta County DA post Former Shasta County Deputy District Attorney Earl "Josh" Lowery has announced that he will seek the Shasta County district attorney's post in the June election.
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Theo, the Keeshond mix puppy last seen Halloween morning at PetSmart in Redding, has been found.
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A popular Shasta Lake veterinarian diagnosed with leukemia is recovering from a bone marrow transplant in a Seattle hospital.
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Shasta College likely will eliminate 280 course sections and an unknown number of courses over the coming year as the school absorbs a projected $1.2 million budget deficit.
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A pair of Northern Section prep sports standouts inked Letters of Intent Wednesday, the first day for signings in many sports.
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The most talked-about ankle in the Northern Section cross country realm should be just fine today at the NSCIF Cross Country Championships.
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Hang on, Knights football fans.Shasta College still has a shot at a bowl bid.The Knights football team had a bye this past weekend, but still had fortune turn its way when College of the Redwoods beat Yuba 21-18.
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One month after foreclosure activity in Shasta County reached a new high, the number of filings dipped in October, a national database reported today.
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IGO - With tears welling in her eyes, Pennie Lamphere of Anderson knelt Wednesday at the grave of her 71-year-old father, Paul Torve Waldon, who died in November 2007 and was buried at Northern California Veterans Cemetery.
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Natural gas supplied by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to Redding-area customers has an overly strong odor at the present time, a utility spokesman said Wednesday night.
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Veteran’s Day at the Northern California Veteran’s Cemetary from A News Cafe on Vimeo.
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This sounds fun: DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING ONE DAY EVENT....... JOIN US THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, FOR A LIVE BRICK BUILDING CONTEST! Bring in your own LEGO® bricks and take a shot at being a master LEGO builder and collect...
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Winter-driving conditions arrived in far Northern California tonight.
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Caden (middle in first pic) is very proud… …daddy’s pretty proud, too!
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Seen above is my dad on October 18 1950 with the motor pool of his company, the 14th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squad. They are in Japan prior to deploying to Korea for bomb disposal duty as part of the US Army support for the Marines. My dad is fourth from the left in the top [...]
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Instead of exchanging Christmas presents this year, we are "adopting a family" and buying food & gifts for them. My SIL left it to me to choose an appropriate family. There is a website from a local social service organization that lists families to choose from.I picked a small family of a mother, her infant
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The Record Searchlight has learned that preparations are under way to bring Sarah Palin to the Redding Convention Center for a motivational speech.
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Please join us today and take a moment to thank a Veteran for all the freedoms we enjoy. We are reminded today to always strive to be worthy of the price they paid, and that our warriors today continue to pay. Our gratitude cannot be measured. We recall this home when it was first
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A white sports car that apparently rolled into the center divider and ended up facing the wrong way on northbound Interstate 5 brought traffic to a dead halt south of the Cypress Avenue exit this morning.
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The GMAC brand is no more as Brookfield, the parent company of GMAC Real Estate, re-branded the entire franchise to Real Living. Real Living, according to a corporate profile summary, “emerged in 2002 as the largest, independently- owned company in the Midwest and the seventh largest real estate brokerage”. T
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Glass artist Jan Scanlin talks about her rise and fall in the wholesale business, her most challenging project, and collaboration with local wood and metal artist Dan Ferrarese. There was a tim
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I remember the day I heard the Redding Drive-In was going to close. I could hardly believe it. To me, a drive-in was so all-American it would never go away. But go away, it did. The Redding Drive-In was located...
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...you should be thankful indeed, especially in this economy. Rivers Restaurant's offering a prix-fixe six-course meal (a tribute to the late winemaker Robert Mondavi) for 85 bucks a head (not including tax or tip). Here's a link to the menu....
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In Flanders FieldsIn Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunse
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Today, Veterans Day, we salute all the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed forces. We invite you to share your stories, memories and salutes to those veterans who have made a difference in your life
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U-Prep students produced this entry for the Super Bowl Doritos commercial contest using U-Prep students themselves and their own field. That’s 12,000 chips on the field for the “fractal chip.”
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It's the anonymous comments, stupid! From Dagg's latest Executive View: So, since I know you're reading this, the reason I don't talk to the press anymore is because I don't what to put my family, friends and employer through the...
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This inexperienced Marxist Con Man tells more lies using confusion and support of idiots.  He should be a snake oil salesman in Europe, not the President of the United States: The president made statements that appear to land on both sides of the issue. President Obama said in an interview with ABC News on Monday [...]
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Country music legend and Palo Cedro resident Merle Haggard is singing the financial blues. Haggard and his wife, Theresa Haggard, are suing their former business manager, claiming CPB Business Management underestimated the couple’s taxes which resulted in nearly $640,000 in penalties and fees.
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This is just a note to thank all our Veterans for everything they do and have done to protect our country. Veteran’s Day Tribute When America had an urgent need, These brave ones raised a hand; No hesitation held them back; They were proud to take a stand. They left their friends and family; They gave up normal life; To
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The American Medical Association has come out in favor of more research into medical uses of marijuana, and has urged the federal government to reconsider its classification of pot as a dangerous drug. At a meeting in Houston, the AMA’s delegates voted in…
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We're in dire straits. Buried at the bottom of this report on the latest Rasmussen presidential tracking poll... Sixty-six percent (66%) of Americans oppose a law that would effectively ban the sale of big-screen televisions to save energy. Seventeen percent...
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From the San Bernardino Press-Enterprise: The Riverside-San Bernardino area is the most dangerous place for pedestrians in California regions with more than 1 million residents, a national study released today found. The report, "Dangerous By Design," was written by Transportation...
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Keep that umbrella close at hand today. The National Weather Service calls for a 40 percent chance of showers in Redding with a high temperature of 57.
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In honor of Veterans Day we recognize and thank veterans for their service and sacrifice. Below you’ll find information about some area Veterans Day events, and plenty of room to salute and remember your special veterans in the comments section. In the meantime, some of us at anewsafe.com submi
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A couple of weekends back hiked Cinder Cone in Lassen Park (see below). Halfway up the trail thought I was having arrhythmia. But the view from the top (6,907 feet) was worth it all....
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Today we honor, remember, and respect the brave men and women who served. They gave us freedom, liberty, and protection. At this moment, pilots, solders, sailors, and even people at a desk, protect us day and night. My life, your life, your…
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if you want to enjoy their natural beef offerings. I had breakfast there recently and loved it. Here are the pictures....
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are errant, hanker and murky. Something in the way of social commentary.GluttonI am the shadow that crosses your mirror when you start to look away; I am the smoke, the errant vapor, which disappears when you turn your head slightly on murky street corners.I am
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A friend talked me into trying tapioca for the first time at Thai Bistro some years back. Until then, I’d turned up my nose at tapioca. I couldn’t shake the image of that little red box of Kraft Quick Co
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Which of the four elements are you - earth, air, fire or water? What traits make you that element?
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 Thank you, veterans, for your service. Happy Veterans Day.
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Dear Lynne: It’s my first meatless dinner party, but first, I have got to tell you how I found out how vegetables rock! In May I made a bet with myself that I couldn’t pull back to eating meat only a couple of times a week instead of a couple of times a day. Ribs and burgers stuck around, yet by July I had this revel
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Labor disputes, feuds with insurance companies and bankruptcy-court revelations have put Shasta Regional Medical Center in an unwelcome spotlight since its takeover last fall by Southern California-based Prime Healthcare.
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Random thoughts on the passing scene:If politicians stopped meddling with things they don't understand, there would be a more drastic reduction in the size of government than anyone in either party advocates.
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Why do people always make things difficult? Give every town one medical marijuana dispensary per a certain amount of people. No home growing. Everyone has to buy from the dispensary. The towns will build them and the state will also supply the product.
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DON'T SUCK US DRY: Will the new water package work? Temporarily, maybe, costing further environmental destruction and billions of bucks.
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Seven businesses in Redding will be accepting canned goods to benefit the Good News Rescue Mission, Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs and Salvation Army.
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Do you have a great Thanksgiving side dish that your friends and family love? Here's your chance to share your favorite family recipe.
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Q: I've been reading your columns with great interest. Prices seem so high right now in the grocery store. If I just buy the store brand of products, won't I save more money than using coupons on the big brands?
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2009. There are 50 days left in the year.
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In another sign of the tough economic times, there was still plenty of booth space available at Tuesday's Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce Business to Business Expo.
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Shasta County is looking at a potential $7.5 million budget shortfall over the next 18 months, administrators warned at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting.
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Siskiyou County has agreed to repay the federal government about $725,000 spent on criminal cases between 2005 and 2007, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento announced Tuesday.
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Redding planning commissioners Tuesday endorsed limiting outdoor and indoor medical marijuana cultivation despite some sharp disagreements about how severe the restrictions should be.
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County today rejected a set of new-construction fees meant to reduce the effects of air pollution.
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Our youngest, Micaela, joined gymnastics this year at Galaxy Gymnastics here in Redding. She has just soared and loves every moment of it. We had some fun with her in the studio capturing some of her flexibility. These are some of my personal favorite shots.
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Shasta County is looking at a potential $7.5 million budget shortfall over the next 18 months, administrators warned at today's Board of Supervisors meeting.
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A man shot himself in the head late Sunday before his pickup crashed and burst into flames off of Highway 89 near McCloud.
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SHASTA LAKE - The final votes have been counted and two incumbents on the Shasta Lake City Council have lost their seats.
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Former Shasta County deputy district attorney Earl “Josh” Lowery announced today that he will seek the Shasta County District Attorney’s post in the June election.
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Rejecting an outright ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas, Shasta County supervisors today agreed that additional rules and guidelines are needed to regulate the operations.
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I wanted to applaud, as many did, not understanding it was out of protocol to do so!  Here-Here! To Jess B for asking the Council point blank if any one of them had ever bothered to read the Ca Compassionate Use Act Prop 215!  I would point out that this law passed in 1996, 13 years ago, and this council is
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So suggest the environmental studies related to the Knighton & Churn Creek Commons. An "urban decay" analysis says that, on its own, the project wouldn't do much harm to existing retail centers. Add it with other development in the works,...
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Well, would you look at that....Guinness, Lamb stew, soda bread.......I thought that guy was supposed to be sick?!OK, well, the truth is that I really only could get down a few bites of the stew, and mostly th
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Contra my esteemed colleague Marc's conspiracy-mongering, the city planners recommend limiting outdoor growing not, I'd hazard, to goose Redding Electric's revenues but because the single most common complaint about pot these days is from neighbors who can't stand the harvest-season...
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...after all, alleged fraudster Jim Koenig could've been a Chamber member....but Chamber prez Frank Strazzarino says it "looks like" his membership now includes three medical marijuana collectives -- Safe Arbor, Redding Wellness Collective and Family Tree Health Center....
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A 50-year-old Mount Shasta man was arrested on suspicion of giving drugs to two teenage girls while in a pickup on U.S. Forest Service land.
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I finally managed to do two things, make it out and about without having a massive Herky-Jerky and being able to talk to my computer again!  >WooHoo, I win!  Okay, so I still had the Herky-Jerky, but it was at the end and I was already outside by the time it came full on and I still can't download
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I have been trying to pull out some stuff and dust em off to get myself warmed up and ceative.  I know my friends have heard this story, it was even handed out as a "Christmas Story", I used to write a new story every year and give it my friends with some little trinket in leu of a "real" gift!  HAHAHA!  My S
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So I have not posted in awhile.  I am afriad that it has been hard for me to feel creative with so much strife in my life!  I am just hanging by a knot in my floss!  But... I was inspired today by what I first read as a story in a favorite local yokal rags called The Hot Air Quarterly!  Just when
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Now let me tell you, this is really cool!  A little morbid, but still cool... My VBF JM has a son that plays with molten metals.  This is what happens to an ANT Mound when molten metal is poured down the hole! Wow, who kne
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I know I was shocked just as much as anyone when Michael Jackson died. It’s that cliche situation where you knew exactly where you were and what you where doing when you heard the news about his passing. It’s an indent in history when your whole world stops for just a moment and you are [...]
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A Redding Life: My Rose
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Cerebral Cortex! What? Yeah you know what you were thinking....So my ongoing love afair with this new book I am reading has inspired me to keep plugging away at my dream of launching myself into Vlogging with a meaning at my new website coming soon...www.icedview.com.. I am pushing myself out with my camcorder to give
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