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January 1st, 2010

Whenever I think of New Year's I remember that I will have to write the new year instead of last year. I like to fool myself and believe that if I write it successfully the first time, the rest of the year will follow.Last night Gary and I had
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About 20 brave souls started off the new decade plunging into the frigid waters of the Redding Aquatic Center today.
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"rthx" is the winner and guessed it correctly at 10:51 as the Yeager house on East Street. It's also the house the Buick ran into a while back and stayed there for almost two weeks. This house has also been...
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Happy New Year from FDotD. Now go move your money.
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Hear there may be an effort afoot to bring this fellow to Redding this year. From YouTube:...
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Should depressed teenagers be "recommended" marijuana for treatment? Or is the pot worsening that depression? A psychiatrist writes in the Chronicle that one patient's "medicine" -- offered up after a 20-minute interview -- is undermining years of work. Thought-provoking stuff....
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What is January without resolutions? Getting to the far side of the holidays in and out of the garden often leaves me feeling overwhelmed, overdone and over the top. Perhaps this is why so many of my resolutions are variations…
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  The holidays may be behind us but the parties continue, whether for New Year’s Day or football or whatever. (Isn’t Stuper Bowl coming up?) I was pretty tickled to find these party-
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Last year was, uh, interesting. Time for a new one. Today we wish you a Happy New Year. Today we are re-launching our main real estate website, RedHotHomes.com It was sort-of cutting edge back in the day (like last year), but was starting to look a bit stale. Some of it needs more work, but what [...]
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Can you guess what and where this photo is? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! Happy New Year everyone! If you are the first person to correctly guess what and where the mystery photo is located, you'll win...
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The Red Bluff Police Department is looking for a man they are calling a person of interest in the stabbing of two men last night.
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I can't for the life of me believe I've never featured this band on a Friday.Sine they are on my Top 5 All-Time, Kick-Ass Bands to Ever Play list.Pixies (note, no 'The') formed in 1986 in Boston. The band includes Black Francis (when recording solo it's Frank Black), Kim Deal on base (solo work includes Amp and
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The first day of the new decade will be a rainy one.
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Best wishes for 2010 from the Corner Booth. Hope you all managed to stay safe and dry last night, and that your hangovers magically disappear like the bubbles in champagne. We’ll start the new year with more of the rain and…
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Every hour of every day, hundreds of people need essential human services - they are looking for training, employment, food pantries, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention programs for their teenage children, affordable housing options, support groups and ways…
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The Washington Post's In and Out list claims that "designer axes" are in for 2010. Surely this is a fashion bandwagon the north state can happily ride....
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The Timberjacks were game enough. They just weren't deep enough.The Hamilton High School girls basketball were and that helped the Braves to a 47-40 victory over Hayfork in the girls final of the 25th annual Liberty Christian Classic Invitational on Thursday.
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New Year's Day lasts only for a little while. It won't give us enough time to get used to writing 2010 on our checks or letters to distant friends. From this day forward, the phrase "Happy New Year" will be seriously put to the test.
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Given the choice, Brian Regan would rather be known as funny than clean. Alas, he doesn't get to choose. He's laugh-out-loud funny and he can make it through an entire show without swearing.
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1909: Alfalfa Products Co. officials said an alfalfa feed mill would be rebuilt three miles north of Tehama and it would be double the capacity of the one that burned last summer.
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historic places in the north state.
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Chico bank reports stock conversion In an effort to improve its capital position, Community Valley Bancorp, parent company of Butte Community Bank, has converted $3.3 million in outstanding debt into shareholder equity.
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No. 1 - Enterprise beat Paradise for football titleThe Hornets' first Northern Section Division I football title on Nov. 25 will likely go down as one of the strangest games ever played in the north state.
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Looks like they're talking (item below is from the council's Tuesday agenda). The Rancheria owns the property just to the north. The city would presumably use the proceeds to repay REU, which underwrote the property's purchase (according to one theory...
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2009 was abnormally warm and dry overall in the Redding area, even if the year brought all-time record cold and bouts of torrential rain.
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2009 was abnormally warm and dry overall in the Redding area, even if the year brought all-time record cold and bouts of torrential rain.
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A small north state conservation group returned late last year to finish a decade-long project that had been shut down for almost 10 months by the state's budget crisis.
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Despite the recession, a state agency that provides services to the developmentally disabled set a fundraising record this year, even as other agencies like the Salvation Army report bleak numbers.
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What's a new year need? Something to look forward to. Jan. 1 without optimism is like Dec. 31 without noisemakers. You know who's really optimistic? The Simpson University sports boosters who chose the bottom of the Great Recession to launch a fundraising campaign to start building their new baseball stadium. And the best p
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As frustration mounts over the recent passage of health care reform bills, so does the realization that something needs to be done.
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There is something fitting about writing my last column on the first day of a new year. January, after all, is named for the Roman god of beginnings and endings. He looked backward and forward at the same time. So, this morning, do I.
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There are a host of new traffic-related laws that take effect today. Here are some of the new laws, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Police use stun gun on teen after pursuitRedding police subdued a 17-year-old boy with a stun gun after he ran away from officers after a traffic stop about 3 a.m. Thursday near Pine Street and Eureka Way, police said.
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A 13-year-old Redding boy with birth defects affecting his spine and internal organs will breathe easier after more than 10 hours of surgery this week.
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An Anderson woman who devoted 25 years to teaching and speaking about fire in the north state retired this week. Mickie Jakez's last day with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection was Wednesday, said Chief Gary Durden of Cal Fire's Tehama-Glenn Unit.
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Douglas Gartner counts himself among those surprised that it's possible to buy $14,000 worth of electronics by knowingly drafting checks on an overdrawn bank account.
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It’s New Year’s Eve. I love the passing of the old into the new. I love it even more when it has nothing to do with how drunk one gets, or how expectant of a rotten hangover one expects to be. People! Feel your life. Dig down deep and charge your own engine. Enthusiasm is your [...]
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It could be as much as $430,000. City staff says Cushman and Wakefield likely would still need to be paid its 6 percent broker commission even if the first parcel of Stillwater Business Park were given away. Cost to the...
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The Redding City Council will hold a workshop on the "Radical 10 in '10" next Thursday, and the staff report that the council said it would need to assess the pros and cons is up on the city's Web site....
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Considering there was a failed terrorist attack on a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day, the fact that I made all my connections on flights from Oakland to Grand Junction, Colo., the day after Christmas seems like a miracle. ... Picture me in the Salt Lake City airport on the way out -- I'm running on a moving pathway wit
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I don't know what kind of juice Sierra Pacific Industries might have with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Probably none. But it can't hurt the friends of Kilarc Reservoir to have the company's support for a proposal to keep the...
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The national ACLU’s Drug Law Reform Project has sent a certified letter to the city of Redding saying portions of its proposed ordinance regarding medical-marijua
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Tim Pappas, mentioned in passing in today's editorial, e-mails wondering just what the "of all people" meant. Just to be clear, as I wrote a few weeks I was struck by the fact that the conservative tea-party had recruited a...
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Interesting variations on a theme with these cartoons: If the bill's so left-wing, why are the left-wingers so upset?...
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If so, that person is desperately needed to help locate a historic train engine that's buried in the sands of the Sacramento River near the Deschutes River bridge in Anderson (that's it in the photo). Did I mention that our...
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Great news! We received the go-ahead from the Shasta County Crime Victims Assistance Center to bring his cards, letters, and gifts to their office. We've also received his Christmas list and Becca and I are going Christmas shopping for him...
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The city privatization committee was a bust, but down in San Francisco, the head of the Parks and Recreation Department thinks getting the private sector involved is the future. From the Chron: San Francisco may rely more on corporate and...
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Mary is the holy ground where God is present, she is not consumed by the fire of the divine that has come to dwell within her. The white roses of the bush represent Mary’s purity and perpetual virgin
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Today’s FDotD is on 27 acres in French Gulch. Built in 2002, it’s approximately 1696 sq ft. A prior listing from 2005 is the source of the $490K asking price, and it was listed several times unsuccessfully since then. Prior listings describe a 1/1 r
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The world can always use more laughs, and we’ve been missing a few in Northern California since comedians/political satirists Liz Merry and Aaron Standish took a “burnout” break a couple of years ago. We got a missive from the Merry Standish duo the…
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I often think about what true friendship really is.We will meet many different people in our lives, and our and their lives will take many different twists and turns. Som
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According to the ol' dashboard, this is my 1,269th post on Surface Tension.A space that began as a result to deal with feelings and emotions after my mother passed that has morphed into a place where I scribble short fiction and try to find a voice. It's been an interesting transformation.I buried my father this
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Happy New Year!! What is your New Year’s Resolution?
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Brewing your own beer is more complicated than it looks. But lots of help is out there...
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Tex Ash is a bass player with the California Old Time Fiddlers. A tireless volunteer and
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I probably won't talk to you tomorrow. Gary and I are having a small pizza party with supermatt41 and his partner Chris and
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Don Bauder writes from San Diego County: 'If I am guilty of anything, it's of being a good lawyer and advocating for the rights of the disabled," proclaims Lynn Hubbard III of Chico, who has filed, by his own reckoning,...
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The successful Redding architect regularly takes a beating in the comments section on redding.com but now the Shasta County sheriffs deputies are after him. A "don't cut our pay" radio ad I caught today excoriated the Board of Supervisors for...
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From the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Famous Dave's of America Inc. has sold franchise rights for markets in Northern California and the Reno, Nev., region, a move that could expand the restaurant chain into those areas for the first time....
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Simpson University's campaign to build a new baseball stadium on its campus has a pitch posted on Gamechangers, a site that promotes sports-related community-development projects. It describes the need for a new field thusly: Sadly, the county's only full-size baseball...
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The California Highway Patrol is conducting a sobriety checkpoint this evening on Highway 273 just south of Happy Valley.
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A Shasta County jury is being asked to decide who — or what— killed 35-year-old Travis Lee Smith of Redding.
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2010. New year and all that. What are you looking forward to?...
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A new anthology called “Voices of Bipolar Disorder: The Healing Companion,” features Cottonwood writer Jamie Weil and her daughter, Amanda, who share their story of discoveri
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Celebrate the New Year at one of these North State New Year's Eve events.
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Arianna Huffington offers a very convenient way to protest bank bailouts: moving money to community banks. JP Morgan/Chase, Citi, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America may be "too big to fail" -- but they are not too big to feel...
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In 1880, President Rutherford Hayes and his entourage, including General William T. Sherman, came to Redding. A grand reception was given to them at the Conroy Hotel complete with the musical renditions of the Redding Cornet Band. Hayes and Sherman...
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Forget deer, pet eagles look seriously dangerous....
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Paul Shigley of the California Planning and Development Report doesn't have any cash staked in the game, of course, but his prediction for the state's building industry in 2010 is a bit sunnier than Kent Dagg's. • Housing production will...
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On simple First Amendment grounds, I'd have to applaud Tim Pappas' ruling that Bobby Martin's tasteless Grinch prank is not cause for a lawsuit. But when he says it's not "outrageous," well, what would be? Or is "outrageous" a legal...
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from press releases From Redding Police Chief Pete Hansen on Wednesday: In an effort to provide more efficient and quality service to our residents, the Redding Police Department is requesting assistance from the community. In light of the current economic situation which has…
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Emergency crews are responding this morning to a reported traffic accident on Highway 299 at Trinity Mountain Road near Whiskeytown Lake.
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Here’s an interesting one! Located very much in the path of progress. On record as a 1953 3/2 home of 1684 sq ft with hardwood floors, it seems to have last sold in 2005 for $250K and was once listed for $399K. Yoiks.
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The San Bernardino Sun this morning reports that, in the Inland Empire, the current recession has wiped out seven years of job growth. The number of people employed in San Bernardino County this September was the lowest since September 2002....
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Eye-opening piece of excellent journalism from Bloomberg on the economics and safety issues of regional airlines, which account for half of passenger flights in the country but get relatively scant oversight by the FAA. One excerpt: Regional airlines pay pilots...
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Three members of the San Francisco 49ers and two Oakland Raiders have been selected as starters for the Pro Bowl. Standout linebacker Patrick Willis, tight end Vernon Davis and punter Andy Lee will represent the Niners in the Jan. 31 Pro Bowl.…
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Scattered showers are in Redding’s weather forecast for today with rain expected Thursday night and Friday, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento are predicting.
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Some of us worry, and naturally so, about retirement. The questions can be many, and overwhelming. Am I going to be eligible? How much will I be able to receive on Social Security benefits? What are the differences between SSI and SSD? Can I only qualify for SSI if I am injured? Do I have to wait until I am ready to retire
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are ambush, hideous and meddle.ThingJanice Parker has meddled in my affairs for the very last time.Eighth grade isn’t the happiest of times to begin with, but to have a bully who is a girl? My reputation s
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Chocolate and peanut butter makes a good cookie. But what happens when you add MORE chocolate? I have to say this is a little bit of cookie perfection. When Westley took his first bite he said, “Oh, honey, we should…
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What was your 2009 New Year’s Resolution? How long did it last?
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Dear Lynne: An overhaul is desperately needed for my annual “duty” dinner party for the bosses in our lives. Our business cultures tend to be formal; social gatherings are as spontaneous as military drills. Any ideas you could share for loosening the group up would be welcome. — Bored to Tears in Portsmouth
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2009. There is one day left in the year.
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If you've been following my column, you know that stockpiling groceries is an extremely effective way to beat the pricing game and stock up when items are inexpensive.
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Olives have been grown in the north state for more than 100 years, and that tradition has extended into an expanding olive oil industry.
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Woman sent to prison for sex with teen boy RED BLUFF - A 40-year-old Tehama County woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for having sex with an underage boy, the Tehama County District Attorney's Office announced Monday.
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Redding police Monday night arrested a man on suspicion of stealing more than $14,000 in merchandise from Best Buy by writing checks on a bank account containing less than $1.
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Next week will be the time to toss the Christmas tree in Redding. From Jan. 4 to Jan. 8, city residents who put their trees on their curbs will have them whisked away in a post-holiday gift brought to them by a yard debris truck.
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A Redding interior designer who sued a well-known contractor for showing up at a business meeting dressed in a Grinch costume with a giant imitation penis attached has lost in court.
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A 7-year-old Cottonwood boy who nearly died from injuries allegedly suffered in a beating by his father's girlfriend, has been released from UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and placed into foster care, a Shasta County Sheriff's Office sergeant said Tuesday.
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MURRAY WRITES A SHOCKER: Oh my God! I agree with Ken Murray (column, Sunday). Next up: Beware of flying pigs!Natalie Larson, Cottonwood
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District can't replace ROP I am very disappointed with the Shasta Union High School District's plan to pull out of the Shasta-Trinity Regional Occupational Program in favor of offering an unspecified vocational program exclusively to students on their own campuses.
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The only thing healthy about Congress' health insurance legislation is the healthy skepticism about it by most of the public, as revealed by polls. What is most unhealthy about this legislation is the raw arrogance in the way it was conceived and passed.
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Case Shiller is a widely respected index of home prices nationwide, something like a stock market index. They take 20 city's home price trends and plot it together. Of course, Redding CA is not one of the 20 trend setting cities, and as readers here know, all real estate is local, so read with caution. Still, the trend i
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Spacious custom home, over 2600 sq. feet. Entertainer’s kitchen,granite & tile, island with sink, walk-in pantry. Split floor plan-4 bedroom 3 bath w/sep in-law. Fireplace, covered patio, large yard & view of mountains
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If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me. It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your LJ and be surprised (o
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Bruce got a kick out of timber industry vet Mike Albrecht's take on optimism in the face of our Great Recession. His post brought to mind Kurt Starman's recurrent optimism (misplaced) about our fair city's finances. This is from a...
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Nice setting in the trees on over 25 acres! Newer 1800 sq ft home – cathedral ceilings, crown molding & open kitchen with island. Separate den/dining plus large family rm with wood stove. Master suite includes Roman tub,
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Custom Log Home built on 4.86 acres.
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Let me just say 'Amen' to Rod Dreher....
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Snow is making travel dangerous on Interstate 5 north of Redding this evening.
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Back in February, we editorialized about the mood at the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference, and singled out a quote from Mike Albrecht of Sierra Forest Resource Management, originally mentioned in this story by David Benda. "I've always been an optimist,...
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A few places to spot Jeff Crank’s large-scale, colorful and exciting murals are Gene’s Drive-In, Lighthouse Fish-n-Chips and all three of Redding’s Burrito Banditos. Jeff participated in ARTsMART 2009 in the Mt. Shasta Mall, the first time to show his…
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ANDERSON — A captain with the Anderson Fire Protection District was arrested today on suspicion of embezzling $350 from the volunteer firefighter association’s fund-raising account, police announced this afternoon.
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Author Nina Plank teaches us a way to prioritize organic food--however this nearly duplicate information lifted is from Dr. Mercola's site. Most fruits and vegetables contain unacceptable and unsafe levels of pesticides, so it's a wise choice to buy organic...
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Redding police today arrested a man wanted for stealing a large bottle of hard liquor and an energy drink in November from the Safeway supermarket on East Cypress Avenue, according to a press statement.
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The state auditor's office is assembling the independent citizens commission that, after next year's census, will draw new district boundaries for the Assembly and Senate. The detailed statistics about applicants show that, so far, 16 people -- 15 of them...
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A 7-year-old Cottonwood boy whose plight brought tears to the eyes of countless north state residents has been released from UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and placed into foster care, a sergeant with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said today.
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The greatest gift one can receive in this life is the gift of a Family!
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With only five days remaining on a law enforcement campaign to crack down on drunken drivers, four more drivers were arrested on suspicion of DUI Monday in Shasta County.
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That will be, give or take a few babies, the population of the United States as of Jan. 1, estimates the Census Bureau....
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Redding police Monday evening arrested a man on suspicion of stealing more than $14,000 in merchandise from Best Buy by writing checks on a bank account with less than $1 in it, according to a press statement.
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I wondered reading the paper this morning, What's the harm in keeping a pet deer? Well, a Sacramento-area woman found out in October, CBS 13 reported. A great-grandmother nearly died when she was gored by a pet deer that was...
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Supposedly it was named for H. O. Akerstrom who emigrated from Sweden and settled near the mouth of the creek in 1854. Many years later in 1894, rancher Alfred Estep built Swede Creek Road, in memory of Mr. Akerstrom, for...
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Avatar was really beautiful and a bit too simple at the same time. It pits a corporate-run, militaristic society gone mad with greed against the righteous, spiritually attuned, nature-loving natives. The visuals are so imaginatively rendered, so amazing and demanding that, after three hours, they wear on the eye. Imaginatio
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When I walked into Capone's on Monday to interview co-owners Kenny Breedlove and Jayson Burris about their new downtown lounge, the first question I asked was what's going to happen to the old Clover Club sign that still sits atop the building. Short answer: They don't know yet. "I'm going to talk to the
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RED BLUFF — Three men were booked into Tehama County jail in lieu of $70,000 bail today after they allegedly broke into a Richfield market and stole three 40-ounce bottles of beer and then tried to break into a Corning business, sheriff’s deputies reported this morning.
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From Kent Dagg's last "Executive View" for calendar 2009: As I look ahead at 2010, I want to be optimistic, but it's difficult given "the signs". Thus was the reason for Redding's Radical 10 in '10. Just to bring you...
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Thought of this Yiddish proverb after I came across this 2004 essay by former city manager Mike Warren on the city's web site. Some excerpts: Much of the success the City has enjoyed over the last seven or eight years...
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RED BLUFF - One of two men suspected of attacking a gas station minimart clerk and robbing the store early Sunday morning has surrendered to police.
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Still catching your breath after the rush of Christmas and houseguests and way too much food? Too bad for you because New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. Suck it up and get ready to party. Restaurants and bars all…
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Here, you look upon a wealth building cornucopia. Sure, it doesn’t look like much in this particular photo, but this 4-plex is a time-honored investment ladder, going up. You can bu
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RED BLUFF — A 40-year-old Tehama County woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for having sex with an underage boy, officials with the Tehama County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday.
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Showers from a storm system moving into Northern California should begin falling in Redding after 10 a.m. today, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento are predicting.
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The prompt at OneWord is “clasp.” What can you say in 60 seconds?(And yes, I did some editing when the 60 was up.)He feared many things. Crowds, enclosed spaces, spiders, all manners of human contact. He chose to live alone, as sterile as possible, making his way out o
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Q: Michelle Hamm, tell us about your business - or, actually, since you have more than one - your businesses. What are they, where are they, and what services do they provide? Our main business is IPS Servic
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TODAY River City Duplicate Bridge Club: meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and noon on Fridays at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2225 Bechelli Lane in Redding. Call 241-1259.
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At the end of a year, before launching into the next, I like to look back at where I've been. There was a time when I could do that from memory. I don't recall when that time was. It helps to keep a calendar, or in my case, a list of columns.
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1909: Anderson finally took the lead as a shipping station in Northern California north of Chico. Anderson did more business than either Red Bluff or Chico. Redding's August station showed receipts of $47,000 while Anderson's were $56,000.
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Free coffee for designated drivers Dutch Bros. Coffee will celebrate the New Year by offering free drinks to designated drivers from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday.
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Feasting in Thora Adcock's Los Molinos garden during the day and staying in her house each night over the past year and a half, Rodney the blacktailed buck was more than a pet.
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The metal detectors at the Shasta County Superior Court are acutely sensitive, but they've got nothing on the egos of the lawyers who've been grousing about sometimes having to remove their shoes to pass through security.
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Right shoes fix problemI am a Shasta County senior deputy public defender and I go through the weapons screening on a daily basis. My shoes never set off the metal detector. I make sure to buy security-friendly shoes just to avoid having to take them off when entering the courthouse.
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When it comes to describing the true source of California's current troubles, one of the late, great cartoonist Walt Kelly's swamp-dwelling characters may have said it best: "We have met the enemy and he is us," declared Pogo in 1971.
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Registration is open for the 2010 season of Little League baseballWest Redding Little League sign-ups are online at www.wrll.net.
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The Hornets were buzzing to get back out onto the court after a disappointing tournament.The Warriors of Del Norte High School were the unfortunate team that had to line up against them.
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Digging out of a hole is tough. Digging out of a hole against a quick, physical team is next to impossible.Not giving up when you're getting waxed can shed light on a team's character.
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A Redding church and adjacent home suffered major damage Monday night in a fire that the owner suspects was started by transients.
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The north state will wring out the old year as it rings in the new.At least two of the storms stacked up over the Gulf of Alaska will slog ashore in the next few days, near-term forecasts suggest.
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Triggered by a federal tax credit many feared was about to expire, record-low mortgage rates and declining values, home sales in Shasta County enjoyed their best November in three years.
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A 44-year-old Redding chiropractor accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Monday during his arraignment in Shasta County Superior Court.
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In the aftermath of former manager Denise Fairhust's guilty plea to filing $2.2 million in false Medi-Cal claims, Alpine Health Clinic in Mount Shasta will close next month after 26 years.
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Superintendent plans to run for office againShasta County Superintendent of Schools Tom Armelino announced Monday that he will seek re-election to the four-year post.
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It took a little more than a month to transform a historic working-class bar into downtown Redding's newest upscale lounge.Business partners Kenny Breedlove and Jayson Burris opened Capone's on Market Street - inside the former Clover Club - on Dec. 17.
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Curious because as of right now we have no plans and I want to know what others are doing:1. What are your doing New Year's Eve? 2. What are you doing New Year's Day?(Cue Rufus Wainwright.)
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I think this photo is cute! Bosco, the darker one in back, is Mister Moose’ dad.
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Anybody who’s accumulated a significant amount of real estate, stocks or other assets over the years could be affected by a stalemate playing out on Capitol Hill. The House of Representatives left town and won’t be back until mid January.…
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David Kerr drops by this blog and leaves a witty comment now and then. We've never met, but he seems like a nice fellow. So it pains me to see him knock our news coverage as "slanted" in a post...
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A Redding church and adjacent home suffered major damage Monday night in a fire that the owner suspects was started by transients.
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To hear some tell it, we've taken so many steps toward socialism in America that the Soviets, despite all appearances, are the ones who actually won the Cold War. For instance, here's Nolan Frizzelle, president of the conservative California Republican...
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Don't look now, but "barker" and "HelpShasta_dot_com" are engaged in a great debate about the merits of development along Interstate 5 in Churn Creek Bottom on Sunday's editorial. Who says anonymous comments are all bad?...
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Great, great news! Our Christmas Boy has been released from the hospital and he is in a safe and secure location, according to District Attorney Jerry Benito. He also said he continues to improve each day. Oh, what great news...
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actually has some amazing ideas and recipes. Here's her fast and easy curry sauce. 1 large onion 1 large apple 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 1-2 cups chicken broth ginger curry powder sour cream Grate the onion and peeled...
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A 44-year-old Redding chiropractor accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl pleaded not guilty today during his arraignment in Shasta County Superior Court.
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...here's a new question for the LSAT: If your dress shoes set off the metal detector at the courthouse: (a) complain to the local newspaper (b) cancel important meetings in the courthouse to avoid removing shoes (c) wear different shoes...
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Shasta County Superintendent of Schools Tom Armelino announced today that he will seek re-election to the four-year post.
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ANDERSON — Emergency personnel, including an ambulance, were sent this morning to a reported traffic accident in which a vehicle apparently went down an embankment off Interstate 5.
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We are off this morning to go and see another of this years potential Award Season nominees. This is it, baby. Films galore. Almost like going to Disneyland. I still need to do that for Frank. Drag him through the place where I grew up. Walt Disney’s wonderpark still enchants. But today we mine cinematic wonders. Avat
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It was called the Fourteen Mile House, so named because it was 14 miles from the next stopping place. It's located just east of Cow Creek on the north side of Old Hwy. 44 at 7692 Old. Hwy. 44. The...
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Two more drivers were arrested Sunday night on suspicion of drunken driving in Shasta County as part of an effort to crack down DUI drivers during the holiday season.
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RED BLUFF — Five people, including a Red Bluff man and his two young sons, ages 9 and 6, found themselves stranded late Saturday afternoon after the man’s 21-foot custom boat hit a rock beneath the water’s surface on the Upper Sacramento River and began to sink, officials with the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office repo
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Excerpts from a year-end political review in the Chron: "Voters are angry; I think they're beyond anger," says Democratic strategist Darry Sragow. "They're desperately unhappy and desperately pessimistic, and they have given up hope. This is beyond malaise." ...Angry rallies...
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Monday. Time for a Fiction in 58.Pixie StixHe’s found them in an old fashioned candy store and buys as many as a dollar affords. He tucks them into his back pocket and runs to the woods.He stops at a bend in the brook and sprinkles Pixie Stix dust into clear water. Sparks erupt across his gaze, as
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I don’t know… nobody I know knows. You might know, but you ain’t talkin. Here’s what  I really want to know… are we calling it: 1. “Twenty-Ten”? 2. “Two-thousand ten”? Or should we go with, “Two Oh One Oh” so that eventually we can say, “Nine-Oh-Two-On
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Today’s FDotD home was Short Sale in 2008, but apparently that didn’t work out. Here it is now, bank owned and ready to sell. According to records, it is about 1312 sq ft, and last sold in 2005 for $240K, or about $182 per sq ft. Ow. It must have been that old white pic
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A series of weak storm systems are taking aim at the West Coast with the first expected to move through Northern California this afternoon and tonight, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say.
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Opponents of the proposed retail development at the Knighton Road exit off Interstate 5 are hosting a letter-writing campaign TODAY in Redding. The so-called Hawkins Project, which ultimately could include 92 acres of shopping, dining, entertainment and travel facilities, is being fiercely…
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Still have leftover turkey? Here's an unusual way to use it. It's so good, your guests might never leave.
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I don't know about you, but I get into a real cleaning mode during January. Something about the new year, a fresh start, etc. Or maybe it starts with putting away all the Christmas decorations, cleaning up after company leaves, and putting away all the pots and pans and serving dishes that we only use [...]
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When you travel to other countries, you find that foods that seem completely bizarre to you are just ordinary, everyday dishes to the people of that culture. In Malaysia, for example, curried hard-boiled eggs are a very common Muslim street…
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What are you most looking forward to in 2010? (Click here to answer.)
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Good teams abound in the 14th annual Jamie Angley Hornet Classic prep boys basketball tournament which starts today.There are improved local teams such as Foothill, Shasta and West Valley. There are strong out-of-area teams such as Yuba City and El Cerrito.
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A major revenue source for Redding police, fire protection, planning, engineering and other services did not fare quite as poorly this spring as earlier reported.
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WASHINGTON - No president gets a fresh start after just one year on the job. But given the size of the problems President Barack Obama inherited and the battles he voluntarily chose to take on during his first year, 2010 could provide an opportunity for something close to hitting the reset button - if the president and his
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1909: Rancher John Diestelhorst built himself a roomy boat and said he would leave for Colusa by the river route Tuesday morning. On the way he planned to shoot ducks with boating companions Vincent Dobrosky and Roy Logan. Mr. Diestelhorst made a yearly trip after the feathered game and usually got all that came within reac
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TODAY Winter Adventures: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today through Thursday at Caldwell Recreation Center, 1250 Parkview Ave. in Redding. The day camp for kids features crafts, games, movies and more. For ages 6 to 11 years. Children must bring a snack and lunch each day. Cost $30 per day. Call 225-4095.
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Man escapes police after chase Redding police have named the man who they chased foot through an Enterprise neighborhood Sunday morning after pulling him over.
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HAPPY VALLEY - A woman who discovered a man attempting to dismantle the hinges to the gate at the end of her driveway on Sunday morning held him at gunpoint until Shasta County sheriff's deputies arrived.
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There's a Catch-22 in laws that protect rare plants and animals. Most land - and thus most habitat - is privately owned, but if a private landowner were to do anything so idealistic as to plant, say, elderberry shrubs to make a home for endangered valley longhorn elderberry beetles, it could spring a trap. If the legally pr
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In June, California voters will see a ballot measure for the "top-two open primary." It says that for Congress and state offices, all voters would see the same primary ballot, and all candidates would appear on the ballot. Then, in November, only the candidates who had placed first and second would be on the ballo
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It's a beggar's paradise There's nothing wrong to help a friend or neighbor or someone you know who is in need. But to help someone who makes a business out of begging is when you draw the line.
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With sensitivity dialed up on the courthouse metal detector, Shasta County's attorneys - prosecutors in particular - are complaining that they now have to take off their shoes more often when they enter the courthouse.
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LOL. Scott Tandy, Butte County's new interim chief administrative officer, gets 20 grand a month plus a monthly travel and housing allowance of 4 grand. Nice work if you can get it. So why's Tandy the fifth CAO or interim...
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Is anyone else getting spam comments in Japanese? I got three today.
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Authorities Saturday evening arrested six more motorists in Shasta County on suspicion of drunken driving as part of a DUI crackdown, a spokesman with the Shasta County Avoid the Six said Sunday.
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A ferry was built by the Fender brothers in approximately 1900 across the Pit River near Potem Creek. In 1914, the ferry was replaced with a bridge. Fender's Ferry Road now retains the name. I'm not sure of its length,...
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RED BLUFF -- Police are looking for two men suspected of attacking a gas station minimart clerk and robbing the store early this morning, according to a press statement.
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Today’s FDotD home is small, but features an inground pool. We recall it when it was listed for $149K back in ‘07 and we were given a lovely dessert at an open house. And the front window wasn’t made of plywood back then. Well, it’s, uh, small. And near the
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Redding police have named the man who fled from them on foot this morning after being pulled over during a traffic stop.
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Haven't heard anything new about his condition. I expect to tomorrow though because everyone will be back at work. I'm keeping my fingers crossed there will be really exciting good news... I have a new tally on the cards and...
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The prompt over at Sunday Scribblings is “delicious.”Her CookiesThe object of my considerable consternation has decided to follow me home from school.This is what I get for being nice.If she was a flavor of ice cream, it would be vanilla,
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HAPPY VALLEY -- A woman discovered a man attempting to dismantle the hinges to the gate at the end of her driveway this morning and held him at gun point until Shasta County Sheriff's deputies arrived.
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That’s what I’m going to do. Float into the sweet spot, drift into place like a soft snowflake. Happenstance has my back. I’ve already started falling. Frank received a wonderful gift this season. He was able to connect with old high school friends through the Columbia High School Facebook page. I got this
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A bad electrical connection sparked flames that caused an estimated $7,500 damage to a southeast Redding home this morning, according to a fire inspector.
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The hotel chain is requiring expensive upgrades to standardize its rooms. Some properties are checking out. From the LA Times: The improvements...(are) part of a chainwide renovation effort by franchise operator InterContinental Hotels Group to give guests in each hotel...
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Light rain or drizzle is likely in the far northern Sacramento Valley through about mid-morning, according to the National Weather Service.
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Cash-strapped Richmond isn't. Other cities are suing. From the Contra Costa Times: California will collect redevelopment money from local governments by May, but not from Richmond. The city has no money to spare, officials say, and cannot hand over the...
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The Chron visits the (Paul) Allen Telescope Array at the Hat Creek radio observatory. Excerpts: Hat Creek, -- Shasta County - The wide dishes, 20 feet across and raised high on their pedestals, creaked and groaned as the winds from...
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Here is one of the newest members of the Catholic Church and Our ParishI had the honor of baptizing two infants today. As we were beginning the sacramental celebration we were reminded that today was the
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Do you post items for sale on Craigslist? Most everyone does or knows someone who has.  Well there are a lot of scammers trolling Craigslist looking to steal your merchandise…….. Please take note that craigslist posts big warning boxes on their site advising you do deal locally, etc, yada yada yada……
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The (blessed) rains (and snows) have come again to the North State and my garden rain gauge has measured 4.2 inches of rain this month. My rain barrels are full to overflowing, and this harvest gives me a small butR
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A March 27 at Gaia Hotel in Anderson is planned by Rachell James and Zalynn Baker, both of Anderson.
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June Szody and Robert Bales, both of Redding, were wed at 4 p.m. June 27 at the home of the groom's son and daughter-in-law in Fairfield.
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Dana Szalanski and Brian Slocum, both of Pleasant Hill, were wed July 11 at Round Hill Country Club in Alamo. Travis Marsh officiated.
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Mareshia Donald and Joseph Sosnoff, both of Arlington, Mass. were wed at 4:13 p.m. Oct. 24 at West Lawn Whittemore-Robbins House in Arlington.
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Larry and Terri Fredrickson of Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 12.
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After the presents, with Christmas dinner done and lamented, why not consider things you can do as a family to be more green?
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Q: If I hunt deer with a 30-30 cal., can I carry a .22 pistol at the same time (not to shoot deer)? And if I wound a deer with the .30-30 cal., can I finish off the wounded deer with the .22 cal.? Thanks. (John D., Ramona)
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The snow is here! With the mountains covered and the ski parks open, it's time for north state residents to update their snowboarding equipment. The Record Searchlight asked local experts how to select from the latest must-have boards for every level of expertise.
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Greetings from the International Academy in Ollantaytambo, Peru. I flew into Peru expecting a Latin American country like Mexico, I was immediately proven wrong.
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1909: Stringer and Ralston, owners of the Coram telephone exchange, received a dozen phones from San Francisco for local use. Before the new shipment, the local Coram telephone exchange had about 30 phones.
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For all the planning that cities and counties do - general plans, specific plans, regional transportation plans - rarely does a developer plan to fail.
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Former state Sen. Maurice Johannessen called last week to talk about my recent column and the lost art of compromise and deal-making in Sacramento.
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Many say that a just society provides a safety net for the most vulnerable. One of the outcomes of the Great Depression was the creation of the safety net called Social Security. Social Security made the federal government the provider of last resort, replacing what had been the traditional role of family and church. Once t
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Richard Malotky's suggestion to teach the girls the facts (column, Dec. 13) seems to be one-sided. For the roughly 40 million abortions performed, there was and has been a male involved in the process. Whether the male was involved in the decision-making does not preclude them from responsibility for the unwanted pregnancy.
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What will it take for city to act? As residents who live with Victor Avenue practically in our backyard, we take exception to the speed study conducted at Galaxy Way and Victor in June 2006 and the assessment of the speed levels on Victor.
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On Dec. 7, an armed bank robber held up Plumas Bank in Redding. Seven Redding police officers did not hesitate to respond. According to media reports, the bank robber was located near the bank and was still armed with a handgun. He fled from the police and would not surrender. When he raised the handgun at police officers,
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The pen may be mightier than the sword, but to collectors, items signed with auto pens aren't that great at all.The passing of Jack Kemp put the spotlight on auto pens.
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The fact that a Redding attorney will earn $4.2 million over two years to manage the representation of indigent defendants, when Shasta County just created an office for that purpose, may seem counterintuitive.
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Shasta County's old way of representing those too poor to hire a private attorney was studied and harshly criticized by a now-disbanded state commission that was charged with examining the state's criminal justice system and the funding of defense services.
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At 27, Gabor Szabo killed a man and appeared likely to spend much of his adult life in prison.
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Many happy returns - and lots of post-Christmas bargains - were the order of the day Saturday at the Mt. Shasta Mall and other retail businesses in Redding.
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A 17-year-old Redding boy apparently didn't get the bicycle he wanted for Christmas.But he did get one early Saturday morning.
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The Olney Creek dike was never constructed as envisioned.But the earthen berm apparently was built according to plans developed 30 years ago, city documents show.
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List of arrests grows for suspicion of DUI Five more motorists were arrested in Shasta County on suspicion of drunken driving as part of a crackdown on DUI drivers, a spokesman with the Shasta County Avoid the Six said Saturday.
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The recent tragic drowning of a pair of brothers at Big Lake near Burney is eerily similar to the 1989 drowning of a pair of Shasta County brothers at a Modoc County reservoir.
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Q: Are speed-checked-by-radar signs required in rural areas of Shasta County surface roads in order to be ticketed by the California Highway Patrol for speeding?
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You know how it works: Post a photo from each month to sum up the year. January:No, not a photo per se. But still.February:When Violet came to live here.March:Mt. Shasta. I had forgotten we went to Oregon when
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This from Mercola.com "Almost half of all hand cleansers sold in the United States contain antibacterial compounds. These antibacterial compounds are not only a contributing factor to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but triclosan, the active ingredient in most antibacterial...
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Firefighters were dispatched to a reported vegetation fire this afternoon after a plume of black smoke could be seen coming from a gully near Lake Boulevard and North Market Street in Redding.
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We've had a blizzard in the Midwest, one that locked people in their homes. I have been no exception. You'd think that it would be a good time to write, but the lack of stimulation, I fear, does the opposite.But write on, I must.Winds of ChangeWind rattled the glass in the windows; he rattles a scoop
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It is the oldest Masonic Lodge in California. It became the oldest in 1851 when the Grand Lodge of California, Free and Accepted Masons of Benton City, the original oldest lodge, consented to move their meeting location from Benton City...
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Here is a breif description of the great place I live in and the great office I work for! From the owner himself, Steve Craft Owner Coldwell Banker C&C Properties. Welcome to Redding, California! Redding has long been recognized as a genuine treasure of the North State and today that reputation
We decided after two weeks of daily obligations with the church, family, friends, and work, we needed some relaxation. So we woke up at the crack of dawn and head up the mountain.
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Hope you had a great Christmas holiday! We did. Santa Claus brought all us taxpayers a HUD home at good price for somebody. Located on the corner of Cypress and Bunker, with Cypress being perhaps the most commercially valuable street in R
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Christmas was very mellow. Small family gathering, the organic style. Just being in the same house is good. It wasn’t about “stuff.” Our world is filled with stuff. It’s out there everywhere. You don’t even need to go looking for it. It finds you. Follows you home like a stray dog. Love and aff
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A 17-year-old Redding boy apparently didn’t get the bicycle he wanted for Christmas.
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A weak storm system is to move over Northern California tonight with a 60 percent chance of rain falling in Redding late tonight and early Sunday morning, National Weather Service forecasters in Sacramento say.
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This somewhat gross story from the Olympian makes me wonder, again, why Shasta County Health doesn't do more to publicize the results of its inspections of local restaurants (why not quarterly or year-end summaries?). Wouldn't it help keep restaurant operators...
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Remember that McConnell-backed "economic development" scheme? Scott Mobley's excellent investigative reporting put paid to it. We dodged a bullet. It could've been our version of Bengals stadium (read this NYT story on how similarly promoted sports stadiums have become economic...
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Writers and aspiring writers (and readers!) will be interested in a couple of events coming up in the next few weeks. My pal Simon Wood, a terrific suspense writer and regular contributor to Writers’ Digest magazine, will be the speaker on…
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Emergency crews are still hustling giant fans and bulky dehumidifiers into homes waterlogged by burst pipes two weeks after a record freeze frosted far Northern California.
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Q: Christmas encourages people to practice peace on earth and good will to all. What do you think is the major stumbling block to peace?
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Q: My brother-in-law claims the California DMV code says it's legal to pull RV trailers with a class C license with no additional requirements required.
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1909: Mrs. Hayter homesteaded a piece of land next to Northern California Power Co. property at Inskip. She planned to apply for a license to operate a saloon there. Her intent was to reap a harvest from the army of men who would be working there next year for the power company. Power company officials said they intended to
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The director of an agency that coordinates services among the dozens of homeless services groups in Shasta County is retiring.
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Last month, 16 immigrants were sworn in as U.S. citizens in Redding for the first time in recent history and new efforts by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are in place to make it happen again.
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People who have never put on a snowshoe have a chance to try out the increasingly popular winter sport at Lassen Volcanic National Park for the next four months.
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Bill would refund fees for dredge permits State Sen. Sam Aanestad has proposed financial relief for suction-dredge miners who have been banned from using the state's rivers.
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Q: What lower-cost improvements ($500 to $5,000) will help raise the value of a home?
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It's easy to fall for the descriptions in seed catalogs. They promise a cucumber that will produce more than any other cucumber, is resistant to all forms of disease and will grow in any situation.
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Bobba Lou's closes doors Bobba Lou's Sandwich Shop of Redding closed its doors today after almost three years.
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There was no shortage of Christmas spirit Friday at St. Joseph School in Redding and the Frontier Senior Center in Anderson.
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Accepted items: • Glass bottles and jars • Aluminum and metal cans (soda, soup, tuna, pet food) • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs • Paper egg cartons • Food boxes and shoe boxes • Flattened cardboard • Office paper, computer paper, manila folders • Paper tubes from toilet pape
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Many of the trappings of Christmas become the trash of post-Christmas. Wrapping paper, ribbons, batteries, boxes, plastic-foam packaging, paper plates, champagne bottles, food containers and old electronics that have been replaced by cool, new stuff.
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It wasn't a Christmas card that Debra Pauley got in the mail last week. It was a registered letter from Solano State Prison in Vacaville telling her that the man who murdered her mother in 1985 will soon be up for parole again.
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From the LA Times: Other examples included an Orange County nurse who continued to renew his license for years even after he was imprisoned for attempted murder and a Redding nurse who racked up 14 convictions over a decade before...
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Congratulations Baseball, you're the winner! It is the Masonic Lodge building in Shasta. You win a $25 gift certificate from River City Java. Thank you River City Java for your generous prize (and Christmas present). See you all back here...
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There was no shortage of Christmas spirit today at St. Joseph School in Redding and the Frontier Senior Center in Anderson.
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This appeared in [anewscafe.com] on December 17. It's really delicious.I used pork ribs with brisket attached because they were MUCH cheaper than baby back ribs. I don't think Pappy's Seasoning is absolutely vital; you could use any commercial seasoning you like (Such as Tony
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Hope everyone is having a good day regardless of whatever else is going on in your life. It's a pleasant sunny day here at the far north end of the Sacramento Vallet with tmperatures above normal but not what you'd call balmy - well, it's December; it COULD be raining or snowing, so we'll take it.We didn't do mu
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I wish we would have been able to at least tell our Christmas Boy "Merry Christmas", or better yet, let him have the hundreds of cards and letters he has received, and, give him his Christmas presents. But the time...
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A holiday campaign to crack down on suspected drunken drivers has been a busy one.
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Can you guess what and where this photo is? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! Merry Christmas everyone! Keeping in the Christmas spirit, River City Java has a nicer prize for today's winner - a $25.00 gift certificate!...
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A 45-year-old Round Mountain man was killed early this morning when he was walking alongside Interstate 5 in Redding and stumbled into the path of a pickup, a spokeswoman with the California Highway Patrol said.
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We celebrated the Vigil Mass at 5pm which is traditionally "The Children's Mass." Deacon Everett, Fathe
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Sheryl Crow covers The Pretenders' "2000 Miles" at NYC's Rockefeller Center:...
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Sunny skies over Redding today should give way this evening to increasing clouds and a 20 percent chance of rain after 10 a.m. on Saturday, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say.
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From KCRA.com: TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. -- Less than a day before Christmas, a Los Molinos woman is mourning the loss of a deer that she kept as a pet. Eighteen months ago, Thora Adcock nursed a 7-week-old fawn back to...
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I usually try and keep The Tension somewhat secular, but in the spirit of the season, here's a video clip taken from "A Charlie Brown Christmas." It first aired on CBS in 1965. It won both an Emmy and a Peabody award.The show, which is as fresh today as it was 44 years ago, is themed by the over-commercialization and
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The wonders of the Internet bring you this collection of Christmas trees from around the world. Enjoy, and merry Christmas to you and yours.
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Shasta College linebacker Zach Gibbins and College of the Siskiyous running back Patrick Lunney have been named to the All-California Region I team by the California Community College Football Coaches Association.
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Merry Christmas to all and may everyone have a wonderful holidays.This the season to be jolly after all as well as for giving. My gift to my sports colleagues is that they are on vacation on this day while I'll be holding down the fort. I took my vacation last week.
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Around our house, Christmas is a big deal. After all, we only do it once a year.
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Two school buses from Meadow Lane School traveled to three senior homes (Regency Place, Oak River Rehab, and Seasons at Las Robles), so students and their parents could sing Christmas carols to the residents and staff.
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After weeks of making no sew blankets, students at Anderson New Technology High School presented 82 blankets to Youth and Family Programs.
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It is one of those moments when I feel like a time traveler.I look out the airplane window and watch a young woman on the tarmac directing our jet to its gate. As she waves the signals, I fall into a silent, familiar reverie: "I remember when."
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The following editorial, among the most famous ever written, appeared in The New York Sun in 1897 and remains appropriate for this holiday season 112 years later.
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Today is Friday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2009. There are six days left in the year.
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Shasta CountyClerk's Office Redding
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Here's a list of what's open and closed in observance of Christmas:
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Major Pierson B. Reading's house that once stood at the end of Adobe Lane in Cottonwood.
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From Doni and Kelly - To readers (40,000 households and businesses, and growing) - we thank you for visiting anewscafe.com so frequently, for making yourselves at home here and demonstrating that it
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The Wall Street Journal reports: It was a peaceful song that became a wartime classic. Its unorthodox, melancholy melody--and mere 54 words, expressing the simple yearning for a return to happier times--sounded instantly familiar when sung by America's favorite crooner....
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Unless they can find a way to make it last, the mentor-mentee relationship between Gail Stream and Rose Matthews will probably come to an end next month.
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A 44-year-old Redding businessman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of molesting a 10-year-old girl, police said.
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An otherwise unremarkable gift exchange party on Tuesday turned into an extraordinary surprise for the four children of a Cottonwood family.
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Tethered to a tree close to the Shingletown home abandoned by her former owner last month, Frosty the sled dog almost succumbed to the elements as the snow began to fall.
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Christmas morning in the Stinebaugh home is sure to be noisy. Surrounding the brightly lit tree is Santa's bounty - a bunch of presents - much to the delight of Hope, 9, and her brothers, Myles, 7, and Marc, 6.
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Eight north state schools made it onto this year's U.S. News & World Report's list of "America's Best High Schools."
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The Shasta Region, Porsche Club of America elected a new slate of officers for 2010.After six years as president, Bob Dunlap of Cottonwood hands over the controls to Chico's Ralph Dacy. Dunlap will take over the position of secretary.
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In California, it seems, even Santa has to jump through a bureaucratic hoop or two. Officials at the California Department of Food and Agriculture on Thursday sent out a lighthearted news release stating they had given Santa the green light to enter the state with his reindeer.
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These past few weeks, every time Kimberly Angel's cell phone rings, her heart misses a beat or two.That's because her 15-year-old son, Blake McCabe, is waiting for a heart transplant, and when the 33-year-old former Redding woman's phone rings, she thinks it's the call from doctors that they've been hoping for.
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This season is a high point of Christianity - peace to the world. We can come a little closer, I believe, if all our nations were to unite.
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The Small Business Development Center at Shasta College will offer a workshop, "QuickBooks Year-End Procedures," from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 7 at the SBDC training facility, 1420 Butte St. in Redding.
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Almost 10,000 customers are without power this evening in parts of Siskiyou County, a Pacific Power spokesman said.
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Sure you can lose weight, get in shape, launch a business or find a new job. But haven't you also procrastinated long enough about buying a home? How long has it been since you upgraded your home with a new roof, spiffed up landscaping or pulled some other home improvement? And that post-World War II
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What a special and holy night this is tonight.But to understand just how special this night really is, we should back up to a night that was not quite so holy.It was a sad
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Here is a great article from our Record Searchlight Newspaper here in Redding which gave everyone something to giggle about!  Finally, some good news!!!   In California, it seems, even Santa has to jump through a bureaucratic hoop or two. Officials at the California Department of Food and A
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Redding police are seeking help from the public to identify a man who is suspected of using stolen credit cards on Dec. 10 at an Anderson mini-mart
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In California, it seems, even Santa has to jump through a bureaucratic hoop or two
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RED BLUFF — A Red Bluff man has been sentenced to six years in prison in connection with two robberies in which he allegedly held a knife to the throats of two people, Tehama County prosecutors said.
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A 44-year-old Redding businessman was arrested today on suspicion of molesting a 10-year-old girl, police said.
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The Reading Adobe long after the Reading's had moved back East. This photo was taken when it was being rented and as it was falling into disrepair. The Shasta College Museum building is a replica of this adobe. Tomorrow's newspaper...
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RED BLUFF — A 59-year-old Red Bluff man has been sentenced to 64 years in prison for molesting two children, officials with the Tehama County District Attorney’s Office said this week.
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I may not be around much today and tomorrow. I'm headed to Gary's shortly to do some cooking for Christmas Eve. If I don't talk to you, have a Merry Little Christmas. The lyrics for "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" are kind of melancholy as they are popularly known; when originally written they were down
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A California Highway Patrol officer shot at a man who raised a gun after officers approached him in his pickup on the side of Interstate 5 early this morning.
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A Cottonwood man is missing his remote control airplane and a cordless drill as the Tehama County Sheriff's Office investigates a burglary he reported Tuesday.
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We still don't have a new update on his condition meaning he is still in intensive care and still heavily medicated. District Attorney Jerry Benito told me he would let me know when he is moved out of intensive care....
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A friend from back East e-mails this "best places" link and asks: "Redding has a crime index measure of 3,350 (see the smallest-metro-areaslink). Lots of big cities, including New York, have a lower indexmeasure. If the methodology (based on the...
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“So why did you put that old car and barn in your blog header? It doesn’t look Really Redding,” asks Karry. Not Really Redding, but I did spot this car sitting in a field adjacent to a home I was showing in Cottonwood. It brought back a gush of memory. I bought an Alfa Romeo like [...]
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Santa Claus might reach Northern California and decide to stay. Should be beautiful weather here through Christmas Day, but it’s a bad travel time for anyone in the Midwest. A huge snowstorm is blanketing the middle of the country, closing highways and delaying…
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Merry Christmas to all our kind readers! Today’s FDotD is an interesting suburban house in that the site is like a little island. There are no adjacent neighbors on three sides of the home, so the outside yards have an interesting open feel. The home is relatively nondescript
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The holiday weekend could bring rain to the north state, but until then enjoy the sunshine.
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Troy: Merry Christmas Eve. It’s here and will be gone in the blink of an eye. Presents torn open, food scarfed down and what remains are memories. These memories are what make the holidays special. Gr
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Is it me, or are these words getting harder? OneWord, a writer's prompt that counts on brevity. Today's word? Tray.In Good TasteShe’d brought the morsels out on her grand-mama’s oblong silver tray, a bright heavy thing that threatened to engulf the tiny savory snacks a
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My brother Terry is an avid bike rider and some might wonder about all those long hours on the bike, but watch this video, it might just shed a little insight into why they do what they do.Terry - you are amazing (100 mile bike rides, triathlons, multiple "Escape from Alcatraz" swims, etc.)
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This was a video that was sent to me to watch.It is pretty cool...check it out!Stella's Day from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.
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It’s the time of year when many of us wonder how we can give of ourselves to the less fortunate. There’s always plenty of opportunities at Redding’s Good News Rescue Mission . The mission is currently packed with some 160 men, women…
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êê Hi Doni, Just my annual I’m-too-cheap-to-pay-for-an-international-stamp Holiday Card, but the sentiment is heartfelt. I’m still thrilled and in awe at how quickly and how great your new
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In business, one person’s challenge is another’s opportunity. When Cottonwood’s landmark Oldtown Eatery abruptly closed last spring after 14 years, chef Nanette Berning-Pate and her husband, Jim Pate, decided to take the plunge.
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There's a niche market in town that's got some room to capitalize. “Going out” in Redding doesn't mean quite the same thing as it does some other places. Few places in town have a dress code, and that's fine for some. But others sometimes enjoy a bit of an elevated evening. Pio Loco has listened to the requests, and has
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Who needs Times Square? The Big Apple’s got nothing on the north state when it comes to ringing in the New Year. Revelers can pick from skiing, ice skating, blues bands, cabaret entertainers, prime rib dinners and more to celebrate the arrival of 2010.
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Nikolas Allen: musician turned advertising art director turned video producer turned artist and designer, transplanted to the north state from Minneapolis via San Francisco in 2008. This Mount Shasta artist explores the shadow side of human nature with his neon eye candy pop art.
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1. Christmas Holiday Spectacular 5 to 10 p.m. weekdays, and 5 to 10 p.m. vendors and light show on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 27 at Shasta District Fair grounds, 1890 Briggs St. in Anderson. Features an ice skating rink, photos with Santa, indoor vendors, light show and live entertainment. Admission $5, f
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2009. There are seven days left in the year.
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Tipsy drivers can receive a free tow to their homes Twin View Towing in Redding will offer free towing services to drivers who have had too much to drink this holiday season.
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The federal agency that enforces sexual harassment laws has sued the bankrupt operator of 70 Jack in the Box franchises, including those in Redding, alleging the company did nothing to stop a Paradise restaurant manager from sexually harassing his employees.
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More arrests were made this week as the Avoid the Six campaign continues to catch drunken drivers, and an arrest warrant generated by the campaign led to even bigger things.
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Your cell phone rings. It's an old friend - but you can barely hear them. What do you do? Probably push your phone closer to your ear. After an hourlong conversation, do you think about cell phone radiation?
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With school out for holiday break, some teens may be tempted to turn to parties and alcohol for entertainment. As the demands and distractions of the holiday season approach, it is important for parents to be aware of the dangers of underage drinking.
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Editor's note: This is one in a series of columns in preparation to the Redding Marathon on Jan. 17.
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The economy didn't weigh into Jarrod and Bernadette Peterson's decision to drive for hours to visit relatives for Christmas.
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Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens has received a $2,500 gift from the Union Pacific Foundation.
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IT'S JUST TEMPORARY: I read Sunday's editorial. Jeff Cole was to take the manager's job temporarily until a permanent manager is picked. The board rewrote the job description for a new manager. Why were the doors locked? Why don't those who are concerned about Cole's doings talk to him?
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"The Nutcracker," the caroling and the Christmas cookies are all nice touches, but for true seasonal inspiration it's hard to beat watching how north state residents - a generous bunch any time - go all out during the season of giving.
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The Net roots are up in arms about the Senate's version of health care reform, with many rooters demanding it be voted down. The liberal establishmentarians lament the compromises they were compelled to accept but support the bill's passage. In between the two, indignant and stuck, is organized labor.
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Though a problem-prone Bechelli Lane nightclub has been closed for months after a parking lot brawl and oily wresting matches caught the attention of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the agency officially suspended the club's license Wednesday.
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The saga of Tiger Woods is a sad story of a man who has reached the height of his career.
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Redding police conducted a DUI checkpoint Wednesday night and no one was arrested for driving under the influence.
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Traffic slowed on Interstate 5 for three separate wrecks starting about 5:40 p.m. tonight between Redding and Anderson.
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RED BLUFF -- Police are looking for a man in his 50s who robbed the Payless Shoesource store on South Main Street just before 5:30 p.m. today.
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The federal agency that enforces sexual harassment laws has sued the bankrupt operator of 70 Jack in the Box franchises, including those in Redding, alleging the company did nothing to stop a Paradise restaurant manager from sexually harassing his employees.
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North state law enforcement officers were told to be on the lookout today for a murder suspect accused of shooting his wife and 13-week-old daughter in their Seattle home.
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Redding Police Department releases Burney bank robbery details. Click here for press release
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A two-year-old boy was found 3 1/2 miles from his family’s vacation home in southern Trinity County this afternoon, close to two hours after he was reported missing.
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Though a problem-prone Bechelli Lane nightclub has been closed for months after a parking lot brawl and some oily wresting matches caught the attention of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the agency today officially suspended the club’s license.
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The two Shasta County Sheriff’s SWAT team members who shot and killed a bank robbery suspect last week in Burney were identified today as Deputy Jason Gassaway and Detective Troy Clegg.
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Everything is just about the same as it was yesterday. Our Christmas Boy is still in intensive care and still heavily medicated. However, he is improving, slowly, but surely. Don't have any idea when he will be moved into a...
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More than 650 seniors and disabled individuals are slated to receive a gift in Golden Umbrella’s Adopt-A-Senior Project.
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In a story about the fuss over a ban on stars and angels on Christmas trees (a baffling distinction, but never mind that) in Sonoma County offices, reporter Derek Moore relays cranky readers' sentiment with more than the usual art:...
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Another clear sunny day is expected today, though the temperature will be a bit warmer than yesterday.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are hinder, journey and rigid.JourneyMy father sits at the kitchenette, drinking strong black tea in a chipped China cup.Next to the door is a steamer trunk, ancient and slightly moldy smelling; it’s massi
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Note: Today we talk with Marta McKenzie and Pat Carlson, friends who’ve made literally thousands of chocolate truffles each year.  Such an endeavour begs so many questions. Q: Can you describe y
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The national ACLU’s Drug Law Reform Project has sent a certified letter to the city of Redding saying portions of its proposed ordinance regarding medical-marijua
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From the LA Times: The latest data show small-business bankruptcies up 81% in the state for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, compared with the previous year. Filings nationwide were up 44%, according to the credit analysis firm Equifax Inc....
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Sunday, 5 a.m., I’m awake and communing with my Christmas angel. I like to believe in her. She’s pretty, thin, tan and blonde. But she’s fallen down on the job this year.  I’ve decorated, baked and sprinted through the mall…
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What is your best childhood Christmas memory? (Click here to answer.)
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In the Gospel today there appears to be a message worthy of our reflection.This reflection begins with The Father of John the Baptist, Zechariah. As we recall, the Angel of the Lord had appeared to Zechariah and informed him that his prayers had been heard.The Angel stated that Elizabeth, his wife, w
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Dear Lynne: The cornbread genes skipped me even though I was born in Georgia. Truth is, I didn’t get the cooking genes at all, which is why I am hoping you have a cornbread recipe I can’t ruin (mine constantly over-bakes and tastes tough). Could it have some unusual flavorings, too? — A Georgia Peach in New York Ci
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 23, the 357th day of 2009. There are eight days left in the year.
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ABC will suspend Club H20's license The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) today officially will suspend the license of a troubled Bechelli Lane nightclub, though the business has been closed for months.
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Mel Phelps knows this year's Knights of Columbus Christmas Day dinner is going to be different. The number of people served each year at the Christmas dinner at St. Joseph School in Redding has held steady at about 400 people.
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The keeping of traditions is one way to create memories that can last a lifetime. Oftentimes, holiday traditions revolve around food, providing something tangible to experience when reliving past moments and places in time.
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Last week, we discussed how to handle confused cashiers who may try to incorrectly limit our coupon usage in one way or another.
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I was elated to read about a mountain lion being spotted twice in Shasta Lake last week. How wonderful that we still have these big cats and have not killed them off as other countries have.
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All year round, nearly 100 volunteer tutors at the Shasta Public Libraries give something worth far more than any gift-wrapped gewgaw you might find under the tree this Christmas - the ability to read fluently.
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President Barack Obama's first Christmas in the Oval Office has produced a lot of goodies and some sizable lumps of coal for Americans, many without jobs. By far, the largest package under every taxpayer's tree is the massive debt, a present that nobody wants and is only going to get larger as health care reform comes on li
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The Anderson Rotary Club will host its 40th annual crab feed at 6 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Shasta District Fair grounds.
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About 50 people met at the Good News Rescue Mission in Redding on Tuesday to say goodbye to eight homeless people who died in 2009.
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Two brothers who drowned in a tragic attempt to rescue a dog from an icy lake Saturday night - and a third who tried to save them - were more than siblings. They were best friends, family members said Tuesday.
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Here is a transcript of the 911 call made by Andrew Smith of the Oroville area to the California Highway Patrol, reporting his brothers had fallen through the ice at Big Lake near McArthur at 5:18 p.m. Saturday.
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...two nights before Christmas......And almost all through the house......not a creature was stirring......
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The Mountain Gate Community Services District Board is at a standstill after longtime board member Roger Nelson unexpectedly resigned tonight.
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A Feb. 9 trial has been set for a trio of Shasta County residents, including a husband and wife, who face criminal charges stemming from an alleged beating and sexual assault of a man they believed owed them $300 for drugs.
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So reads this Trinity Journal article on maintaining the aging facility. Excerpts: (Sheriff Lorrac) Craig said that when something breaks, replacement parts almost always have to be specially manufactured to fit, resulting in faucets that cost $1,200 and a new...
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Mary Machado of Shasta Voices has been second to nobody in loudly protesting the city's expensive development fees, both for ordinary homes and for large commercial projects like those planned (and planned, and planned) at Oasis Road. One large chunk...
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein's proposed Mojave Trails National Monument -- is it a sign of Californians' utter inability to match our energy goals to reality? Or is it just the senator's attempt to ensure that a deal is a deal? Before...
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A Cottonwood woman accused of brutally abusing her boyfriend’s 7-year-old son pleaded not guilty today to charges of torture and attempted murder.
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I am going to re-establish my workout routine, make some lifestyle changes,and see just how much bulk I can put on.So here is a time-projected computerized image of my goal for your preview!
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Police are looking for a Redding woman last seen on Dec. 13 at her Enterprise Area home.
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I usually don't pay much attention to non-local press releases, but this one caught my eye by mentioning one of my favorite songs in the headline: "George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" to be featured in Library of Congress historical archives." Ge
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Songwriter Steve Seskin (I Think About You, Don't Laugh at Me and many others) is most generous with his insight and experience. A wonderful storyteller, he shares the nuts and bolts of good songwriting with humor and honesty. He, Don Henry and Craig Carothers are presenting a songwriting workshop at the Freight an
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Former state Sen. Maurice Johannessen called this morning to talk about my Sunday column and the lost art of compromise and deal-making in Sacramento. Johannessen is one of those people old-fashioned enough to think
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It's happened once or twice, but it's exceedingly rare for a reader to request a reprint of an old item that's run on the Opinion page (and never, sniff, anything by your humble hack). However, someone sent Silas a note...
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I heard for years from friends and family what a great time could be had boarding the Shasta Sunset Dinner Trainfor an evening excursion. Fine food and drink, dancing in a specially outfitted boxcar or taking in the scenery while standing on an uncovered flat car as the train made its way from McCloud to Mt. Shasta
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A British priest has an interesting twist on the Eighth (depending who's counting) Commandment. WORSHIPPERS at one York church got a shock when their parish priest used the last Sunday before Christmas to advocate shoplifting. Father Tim Jones, parish priest...
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The picnic table is covered in frost. Keith Richards is in repose with the Christmas chilis and I need to rest my hands. Yesterday was a very busy day. So many little chores, scrubbing showers and bathtubs, a bit of shopping and the normal hours of stitching. It all had my carpal tunnel in a hissy fit [...]
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Over 400 cards and letters, one soft and fuzzy animal blanket, and two soft and cuddly stuffed doggies will be heading down Interstate 5 this morning to our Christmas Boy. Don't know what his condition is, but we're hoping his...
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Today’s 1971 FDotD appears to have been the subject of an Extreme Home Makeover. We found a prior probate sale from 2006, and it looks very much like a 1971 house. Now, however, it looks much more like the cookie cutter stucco rancher we so often find sprawling acr
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A 21-year-old Cottonwood man was arrested late last night by Redding Police on suspicion of drunken driving after the man's car was found resting on its roof on Old Alturas Road.
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The National Weather Service expects skies to clear up today and remain clear through the end of the week.
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The “munchies” so familiar to marijuana users may occur, in part, because chemicals in pot stimulate tongue receptors to taste sweetness, according to a new study. Researchers in Japan found that endocannabinoids (substances similar to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana) also…
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  I recently pointed my car south on Interstate 5 on my way to visit friends. As I always do when traveling that direction, I stopped at Granzella’s Deli in Williams for a bat
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  I recently pointed my car south on Interstate 5 on my way to visit friends. As I always do when traveling that direction, I stopped at Granzella’s Deli in Williams for a bat
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OneWord is an experiment in short, short fiction. Nanofiction. The site gives yo ua word, and you've 60 seconds to write. Tough word this click. It's wallpaper.Since her fathered traveled (and her mother had passed), they’d for months been setting up parties at her house. She
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OneWord is an experiment in short, short fiction. Nanofiction. The site gives yo ua word, and you've 60 seconds to write. Tough word this click. It's wallpaper.Since her fathered traveled (and her mother had passed), they’d for months been setting up parties at her house. She
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Christmas morning at my house traditionally starts with one ooooey gooey treat: Cinnamon Rolls. So why am I writing about croissants today? Well, it appears that there is a bit of a mutiny happening under our roof. Dad is on Team…
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Christmas morning at my house traditionally starts with one ooooey gooey treat: Cinnamon Rolls. So why am I writing about croissants today? Well, it appears that there is a bit of a mutiny happening under our roof. Dad is on Team…
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Recently retired from teaching at-risk youth in Redding, poet Larry Greco Harris was looking for a new adventure. “I wanted to step outside of the usual, do something that would make my brain grow new brain c
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A video to the song while you were sleeping by Casting crowns. We need to think about all that we have missed when we were sleeping and in the future if we will still be sleeping."While You Were Sleeping"Oh little town of BethlehemLooks like another silent nightAbove
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What are your tips and tricks for making the holidays less stressful? (Click here
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Is 2010 the year to buy a house? It certainly looks that way: After a steep run-up in prices during the first half of the decade, home values have plummeted back to 2003 levels. Fixed mortgage rates are sitting near…
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This will be a different kind of Christmas for me and mine, and for a lot us, really, maybe even for you and yours. Each year I tell my children not to overspend on gifts.
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Farmers Insurance appoints a new VP Farmers Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Jim Westerman to senior vice president of field operations for the Pacific zone.
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Local law enforcement DUI patrols made at least 12 arrests Sunday in DUI checkpoints and roving patrols in Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama counties, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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In the Dec. 13 Outdoors secion a Terry C. asked Carrie Wilson a question about hunting during the deer rut.
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On a normal Monday morning, nobody but the customers would much notice a bank's opening for business, let alone mark the occasion with prayers, tears and hugs.
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California will soon be hearing a new cry of alarm from its movie tough-guy governor, whose upcoming state of the state speech will be unable to gloss over the reality that this year's budget shortfall is even worse than last year's.
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I would like to respond to a couple of recent articles.
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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2009. There are nine days left in the year.
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Volunteers for the Salvation Army's holiday red kettle drive have claimed some new territory this year.
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Redding police arrested three adults early Monday in connection with a car burglary in the 1200 block of California Street.
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The dust hasn't yet settled from last week's Mountain Gate Community Services District board meeting and already another board member is turning in his resignation.
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A one-time second-grade teacher who in 2004 was sentenced to 10 years in prison for second-degree burglary and other charges may not have learned her lesson, police allege.
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Danny Piggee heard stories about the land of opportunity in the far reaches of Northern California, where the timber was abundant and companies paid you better wages than you could make in Oklahoma.
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MCARTHUR - Two duck hunters who drowned after falling through the ice Saturday evening at a Big Lake boat ramp were identified Monday as brothers.
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Winter arrived at 9:47 a.m. Monday in classic far northern Sacramento Valley form.A fine, chilly rain fell from low-hanging skies the color of tin before giving way to sun bursts later in the day.
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The Trinity High boys basketball team opened the Fort Bragg tournament Monday with a solid 67-37 victory over St. Bernard's of Eureka.
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BURNEY - Six days earlier, Timothy Kersten had walked away bleeding after surviving not just one, but two, trigger pulls from a 9 mm pistol held at point-blank range to the back of his head.
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...we get to hear about Grandma's unfortunate encounter with a reindeer -- over and over and over again. Songwriter Randy Brooks shares the back story on the novelty song he penned 30 years ago. Inspiration, he says, came from a Haggard song. Read the story on the Great American Country
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From Zazzle.com. Oh, I forgot - we don't have newspaper boys any more (I was one for the RS for six years way back when). They call them newspaper carriers now and they drive cars and trucks....
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This year we decided to do something a little different for our holiday gifts. It’s a time of the year that for us has traditionally been about renewal of the spirit. So, we thought it was entirely appropriate in 2009…
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No surprise he's against it. Here's his explanation of why: "Poll after poll continues to show that Americans don't want the Democrats' government takeover of health care. But Senate Democrats chose to ignore the will of the people and use...
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This is heartbreakingly beautiful.
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It's become a much-repeated cliche of folks who think that we've got a few too many of the world's tired and hungry on our shores that back in our [parents'/grandparents/great-grandparents'/etc.] day, immigrants came to this country and learned English and...
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Spotted on an SUV on Churn Creek Road near Highway 299: "Jesus died for our sins" and "Skydiving: The ultimate high"...
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Takes about an hour to make this Italian holiday cake Ingredients 2/3 cup flour, all-purpose 1 cup almonds, whole or slivered, toasted 1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted 1/3 cup prunes, pitted, dried, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup figs, dried, coarsely chopped 1/3...
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Patrick Jones likes the Civic Plaza building across from City Hall - for RPD, not REU. He reckons the city could buy the building, bring it up to emergency code and do a plain vanilla built-out for around $5 million...
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The dust hasn’t yet settled from last week’s Mountain Gate Community Services District meeting and already another board member is turning in his resignation.
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Last I read a news story about personal locator beacons, it was an AP item about rescue personnel's gripe that hikers wandered into territory they had no business being in, comfortable with the fact that help was just the press...
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Shasta County has thus far absorbed the onslaught of bank foreclosed homes until just recently. I’ve tracked the number of REO’s (real estate owned), as they are called in real estate jargon, for the past year and the number of these avaiable homes has been relatively stable until Halloween. November marked
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Lots of good things will be happening today just for our Christmas Boy. A new trust account will be opened at North Valley Bank in the name of "The Christmas Boy Trust". Please mail or take your donations to any...
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An issue in the city council debate on regs but how much of a red herring? That thought crossed my mind last week when I accompanied a friend on an outing to a local medical marijuana collective. While chatting with...
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BURNEY — Six days earlier, Timothy Kersten had walked away bleeding after surviving not just one, but two, trigger pulls from a 9 mm pistol held at point blank range to the back of his head.
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Answers.com informs me that the winter solstice was five minutes ago. Weather guru Scott Mobley informs me that this day is not, in fact, any shorter than yesterday, and tomorrow won't be any longer. But we're at least on the...
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Tax records say this 1979 2/2.5 home is 2359sq ft. A prior sale listed it as 2700 sq ft, along with a “dream 34 X 40 sh
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Red Bluff police are on the lookout for a man they say tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl at an apartment complex last night.
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The Los Angeles Times has a vivid story about a Taliban attack on a convoy of California Army National Guard troops in Afghanistan, and a soldier from Corning is singled out for her heroism. Spc. Kathy Tanson, 20, raked an enemy…
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Redding police arrested three adults last night in connection with a car burglary on the 1200 block of California Street.
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The Redding area will see another full day of rain before the clouds give way to sunshine tomorrow morning.
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Hello Everyone, I haven’t written for two weeks because I was gone for a week of vacation to the Land of Aaahhhs: Tsitsikamma National Park, right on the Indian Ocean at the south coast of Africa. 
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Fifty-eight words, that is. A Fiction in 58.BisqueHe thought about calling over the waiter, since there was something definitely swimming in his lobster bisque. He spooned off the succulent meat to a small plate, went fishing into the saffron-colored soup. With a squeak, he’d pinned the offender to the b
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While I bake throughout the year, winter is when I really kick into high gear. Partially because if you got to have heaters on why not have an oven filled with baked goods heating the room? My philosophy in baking is…
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The past few months have been a wild ride for public health and the medical community as we’ve responded to the Pandemic H1N1 flu outbreak. As if the threat of a flu pandemic wasn’t enough, vaccine shortages caused even more…
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"The Visitation"December 21, 2009 (Luke 1:39-45)The purpose of Christianity, the meaning of life, the goal of the spiritual life, and the answer to all our questions is love.Jesus sa
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I was at mass a few days ago and after mass my wife and I were visiting with the parishioners. A young man in his mid 20's joined the conversation. He mentioned that he had just returned to the church. He stated t
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Simpson College's women's basketball team gutted out a 70-69 home victory Sunday in overtime against visiting Linfield College.
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Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a high rate of school-aged children living in poverty in Shasta County and school officials aren't surprised.
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With gold prices hovering around record levels at $1,100 an ounce, the bankrupt French Gulch Mine remains stagnant as its parent company awaits court approval to reorganize.
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Two men, possibly brothers, have died after falling through the ice Saturday evening trying to rescue a dog at the Big Lake boat launch in McArthur.
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Two brothers have been identified today as the men who died after falling through the ice Saturday evening trying to rescue a dog at the Big Lake boat launch in McArthur.
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Last week I attended two of my grandchildren's school performances. The presentation was nicely done as they sang and played Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman and various other secular songs.
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I'm 16 and my boyfriend is 17. We've been going out for nine months. His family has invited me to spend the week after Christmas at their cabin.
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Today is Monday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2009. There are 10 days left in the year.
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It's the holiday season and we're feeling merry. We will optimistically predict that California will not default on its bonds in the coming year.
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In November 2008, pollsters found that 79 percent of voters wanted fundamental changes in our health care system.
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LIFE HAS A FOOTPRINT: Move into a small flat. Sell your cars and ride bicycles. Do everything you possibly can to reduce your carbon footprint. But, just bring one more child into this world and all of your efforts count for nothing.
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Redding police blocked off Placer Street at Olive Avenue on Sunday afternoon in Redding as fire crews mopped up a kitchen fire inside a house.
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Record Searchlight and Redding.com readers know former California Highway Patrol officer Monty Hight as a local police answer man who fields reader questions about traffic laws and the like.
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1. What are you having, if anything, for Christmas morning breakfast?2. What are you having for Christmas dinner?
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The prompt over at Sunday Scribblings is “dare.”DareWhatever you may have seen on television or in the movies, stab wounds bleed profusely.Yet a single stab wound won’t kill a guy in all of eight seconds. Miss any important arteries and you
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A familiar looking woman and a couple of kids from her school were seen ringing the bell for the Salvation Army this weekend in front of Raleys Supermarket. It was mighty cold outside, and we need to give a shout-out to the manager of Lake Blvd Raleys for sending out some hot chocolate without even [...]
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Redding police blocked off Placer Street at Olive Avenue this afternoon in Redding as fire crews mopped up a kitchen fire inside a house.
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California Habanero Blends is a newly discovered favorite cooking aid! Online at: CaliforniaBlends.com
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Record Searchlight and Redding.com readers know former California Highway Patrol officer Monty Hight as a local police answer man, who fields reader questions about traffic laws and the like.
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Now, far be it from me to open a new front in the War on Christmas, but I'd just like to say that it's far merrier, when someone says, "Merry Christmas," simply to reply, "Merry Christmas" -- instead of "Merry...
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This best of today’s crop of foreclosure homes looks like a decent deal on the surface. Built in 2006, and sold then for what now seems a head-shaking price, it can be had for a fraction of that original cost. According to records, it’s a 3/2 of about 1587 sq ft,
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Mabel was really a traveler's stop beside the California-Oregon Road in the Sacramento River Canyon. It was located in Section 12, T34N, R5W, eight miles south of Smithson (Smithson was located on a portion of today's Lakehead), and 22½ miles...
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Oh, what a great day yesterday was for our Christmas Boy! When the mailman arrived at Becca's Café with a boxful of cards and letters for Junior, Becca was so overwhelmed she stood there and cried. I wasn't there to...
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Deprived Privatization Not As Private As It Seems
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Roughly 1,200 holiday meals - ham, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, green beans, rolls and dessert -- were served up Saturday at the Good News Rescue Mission to folks down on their luck (see snap below). Others got turkeys and bags...
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A Wall Street Journal piece headlined "Green acres is the place to be" argues that "the recession is inspiring more young families and singles to head out of the city and back to the country...Their goal: Flee the rat race...
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Sent from my friend Carla, a calendar that needs no explainin' HootersCalendar2010.pdf...
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Expect another day of fog and rain today in Redding.
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FOGby: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits on your clean sheets drying on the rack in frontOf the fireon silent haunches and then moves on.
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From www.overheardinnewyork.com:Protester outside UN: Down with the British!British coworker: What's with this shit?American coworker: Apparently Britain is controlling the American government!British coworker: Why the fuck haven't I been told?
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What happened to our promised sunny weekend? Redding was blanketed in fog nearly all day Saturday, and it was still with us Sunday morning. The fog was expected to burn away later in the day, just in time for a storm…
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Why is it that a month doesn't goes by that I am not hearing about another person that I know having a broken marriage and Divorce is planned?I do not doubt that the two loved each other prior to and
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OK - Liz and I both agree "Pansit" is probably the best food ever made!Doesn't Liz look like she should be on a commercial promoting Th
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In this world that wrongly attributes some much of who we are by what we have, what we possess, what we can do, where we live, and popularity..... I often think people need to be reminded that they are unique, that t
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Thanks Vic
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Our new Christmas song - Christmas Carol Wishes, tied for second place in the Renee Ashley Baker original Christmas song contest.From her website: "reminds me of the great duets by June and Johnny and by Dolly and Kenny."That makes me merry.
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Each Year our Parish holds an even called "Christmas Around The World."It is a time where a variety of Cultures share their food, their dance, their song,and their traditions with each other.
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A June 16 wedding at First Church of the Nazarene in Redding is planned by Kari Burrell and Aaron Beadner, both of Redding.
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A Feb. 27 wedding at Monte Verde Park in Lakewood is planned by Kristin Dodds of Santa Ana and Jason Parks of Downey.
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An April 10 at Mercy Oaks in Redding is planned by Stacie Weber and Yao Saelee, both of Anderson.
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An April 24 wedding at a family home in Cottonwood is planned by Annie Phibbs and Sean Humble, both of Cottonwood.
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A March 27 wedding at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sacramento is planned by Crystal Vargas and Zachary Richardson, both of Sacramento.
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A June 19 wedding at All Saints Episcopal Church in Redding is planned by Kristin Nystrom and William McElvain, both of Redding.
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Natalie King of Huntington Beach and Robbie Middleton of Murrieta were wed at 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at Saint Anne's Catholic Church in Seal Beach.
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Donna Pimentel and Dwayne, both of Redding, were wed at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Palo Cedro Community Church.
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If you're completing your Christmas shopping this week, it's not too late to find some great bargains. Here are a few last-minute deals worth considering.
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Q: What type of watch list procedures might an investor establish to ensure the investment program meets expectations?
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I've sometimes been a last-minute Christmas Eve shopper. For you postponers out there, here are some gift suggestions from verified, reputable nonprofits whose online "gifts" give back to others.
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Weekends aren't really that long, so when I get away from Redding I like to make every minute count.
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Q: I have a question about hunting big game around watering holes or guzzlers in northeastern California. I see tree stands and even camps around many of them, but some of my friends say these are illegal. Are there any restrictions as to how close you can be? - Ken
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Randy Reed, teacher of earth sciences at Shasta College, is full of restless energy and bursting with enthusiasm for his subject. He frequently hauls his students out of the classroom for close encounters with the geographical and living features of the region: the mountain ranges and volcanos, tidal waves and tide pools.
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New details about the infamous Ruggles Brothers stagecoach heist and lynching, the history behind the development - or lack thereof - on Redding's Park Marina riverfront, and a man's 25-year search for a World War II bomber that crashed in northern Shasta County are some of the highlights of the latest "Covered Wagon,&
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After decades of political reform, California has one of the country's most dysfunctional and counterproductive state governments.
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Today is the fourth Sunday in the season called Advent in the Christian year.
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If there were 8 million stories in the original "Naked City," little Weaverville has only about 4,000. Call it the Naked Mountain Village.
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For all that cynics complain about self-serving politicians only looking to line their own pockets, it's rarely true - at least in any direct way.
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As a former teacher and school board member of both the Shasta Union High School District and the Shasta-Trinity Regional Occupational Program, I would like to add my opinion to the discussion of the district's withdrawal from the ROP.
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Some oldie but moldy ‘toons courtesy of The Flying Penguin… I was so much older then… … but, I’m younger than that now… Posted in Thoughts & Musings
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Shasta College has dropped its funding for Shasta County's adult literacy program. President Gary Lewis said Friday that the $6,000 cut was part of the latest round of budget cuts required by the state.
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Don't let Indikah Broom's pink jacket fool you, her favorite colors are blue and purple. That's why the 11-year-old of Lakehead picked a metallic, aqua blue Quest BMX bike with a grape purple seat as her new wheels Saturday at the Redding Rodeo Association's fourth annual Bike Giveaway.
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A state power official is set to talk Tuesday about possible clean energy opportunities for Tehama County. Panama Bartholomy, adviser to the California Energy Commission's chair, will speak at a special session of the Tehama County Board of Supervisors. The session will be at 1:30 p.m. in the board's chambers at 727 Oak St.
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Ten arrests made at checkpoints, patrols Ten arrests were made Friday night as more than 1,000 motorists passed through DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols in Shasta County.
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Mark Loring has hung up his hammer and grabbed an apron and soup ladle.The 45-year-old former contractor purchased Shamrock Cafe & Creamery (formerly Shamrock Cereal Cafe & Creamery) last month in Cypress Square in Redding.
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The roof leaks in places. The front facade is water-damaged and falling apart, tile by tile. The heating and air conditioning systems are nearing the end of their useful life.
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A trio of north state bank robberies in eight days - two of them ending with the suspects shot and killed by officers - has bank employees and law enforcement officials on high alert and wondering whether the heists share some connection or might spark copycats.
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Three Redding residents were arrested Saturday on suspicion of drug-related offenses following a probation check.
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Three men who fell through the ice at Big Lake near McArthur this evening have been taken to Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
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Ten arrests were made Friday night as more than 1,000 motorists passed through DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols in Shasta County.
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I've been terribly busy. And this has been rumbling away in the cortex of my brain pan.Love ChildUncle Tupelo was playing on the car stereo when she broke down, spilled the news in a choke of snot and tears.The baby wasn’t mine.Sudden heat flushes my cheeks and the sudden impulse is to swing
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Demographically speaking, that is. From a Chronicle story on the state's latest population stats: Ten counties experienced natural decrease (more deaths than births) - Amador, Calaveras, Lake, Mariposa, Nevada, Plumas, Sierra, Siskiyou, Trinity and Tuolumne....
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An inmate who escaped from the High Rock Conservation Camp in Humboldt County was captured today.
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in the last couple years. A "Happy Hour" sign hanging outside toney Maritime Seafood & Grill on California Street. Around the corner, where George Petersen Insurance used to be, a marijuana collective. Up Placer Street, in the former longtime home...
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I finally, finally got both internet and telephone working again Wednesday. Being without a phone is the worse of the two because I sit around and think of how I would handle this disaster or that mishap without a phone. Wednesday night I spent downloading and burning some CDs for the person whose name I
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Camellias - also known as the Queen of Winter Flowers because almost all varieties of the genus bloom from late fall through late spring - are for many gardeners synonymous with history, beauty and refinement. These flowering ever
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Yesterday's mystery photo was one of the stlll-standing cement piers of the long-gone Free Bridge that once stood just south of the Cypress Street Bridge. Here's a little history of the two bridges that once stood there: The first...
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We would like to thank everyone who has come forward to help in the best interest of Junior. As far as we know, our Christmas Boy's condition is the same. As of yesterday, he was slowly improving, in serious condition,...
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Our neighbors know how to throw a fun party. It's the Annual Ugly Sweater Party, and it gets uglier every year.Last year we thought we had a good chance of winning the Ugliest Couple Contest.C'mon -- wouldn't you agree?But NO-O-O-O. A burly man in a wom
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The Bee's editorial board thinks our current medical-marijuana laws leave far too much gray area. From today's paper: The current confusing state of our marijuana laws stymies law enforcement, corrupts the medical profession and confounds elected officials. Are pot dispensaries...
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Today’s FDotD country home is near McGhee’s Corner. It seems like it will qualify for a USDA loan of 100% LTV. We’ve done a few of those lately, and while you will have to have some money to cover some closing costs, for all intents and purposes, you can ge
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OK, my wife and kids HATED the Christmas card I did. I sent it out to some folks via e-mail without consulting The Familia, and they were horrified by my lack of taste and dearth of Christmas Spiritedness. I thought it spoke from the heart and was wildly amusing. Here is is… See? It has pathos, [...]
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Forecast to burn off this afternoon, fog has instead stayed around Redding today.
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Like Anderson's Dana Shigley, Redding's Kurt Starman and Steve Strong are hoping for a good Christmas, retail-wise. David Benda's story today contained this harbinger: Shasta County had seasonal gains in retail with 100 more jobs. Education and health services also...
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Things have been grooving along here at the DarcyArts arts shack. I’ve been busy every day putting together chimps or squiddies. It hasn’t been crazy but rather a pleasantly steady flow. Visits from the kids will make this season even more warm and interesting. Jessica was here last week.  Here she is on the up
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Reason's Jesse Walker offers "five reasons for optimism," including what's happened to our media. An excerpt: 2. The media revolution. In 1969, American TV was centralized in three television networks and a rudimentary public broadcasting system. In most other western...
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Shasta College Foundation Director Scott Thompson writes this month: “We received word from the Shasta Regional Community Foundation that we were awarded a grant in the amount of $5,900 from The McConnell Fund, for our Community Teaching Garden!  … [Recently]…
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Have you ever heard your own voice after being recorded? Doesn't really sound like you thought you sounded.Have you seen pictures taken of you that really don't look like you
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Las Posadas (Spanish for "the inns") is a nine-day celebration with origins in Spain beginning December 16 and ending December 24th.
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The unemployment rate in Shasta County in November went up for the second straight month, spurred by seasonal losses in farming and the federal government.
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“How’s my halo looking?” asks Gina Sharrett, right, as she makes an adjustment Friday while waiting for visitors with friends Ashley Allison, left, and Emily Vergers during the annual Live Drive Through Nativity at Little Country Church in Redding.
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How many books does a gardener need? Not that many, actually. If you own the Sunset Western Garden Book you're probably good to go.
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Adventist choir to perform today A Season of Praise Christmas concert will be presented at 5 p.m. today at the Anderson Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2769 Balls Ferry Road, in Anderson.
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Two men arrested in change-machine theft ANDERSON - Two men were arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of burglary after they were allegedly caught inside a North Way Street laundromat trying to take out its security camera.
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The return to a familiar angle for the Turtle Bay eagle cam will allow online viewers to see Redding's famous pair of bald eagles as they perch nearby in preparation for nesting season.
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Q: What kinds of home repairs require a contractor? What kinds of repairs can I do myself?
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An Indiana appeals court this week upheld the conviction of a Muncie, Ind., man who hired a Whitmore hitman to kill his estranged wife.
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When did it become necessary to drive faster to get where we are going? When did we stop just leaving a little earlier so we could drive the speed limit?
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1909: Poundmaster George Cochran issued a newspaper notice informing all dog owners within the city of Redding that he had the dog license tags for 1910 and that they were ready to be issued. Dogs that were not wearing a license on and after Jan. 1, 1910, would be taken in. The poundmaster would keep every impounded dog for
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Q. Do you believe in angels? What/who do you think they are?
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A Shasta County jury has finally been selected in the trial of two men accused of murder and related charges in the 2008 beating death of a Redding man.
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Buying tips • Buy less.
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After a family wedding in September, Jenny Abbe Moyer of Redding and her sister Jessica Abbe, who lives in Berkeley, hatched a plan for a different Christmas this year - one with less work, expense and waste, but more meaning.
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Tux shop opens a second store Mejia's Tux & Tailor Shop has opened a second location.
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Twenty-five years ago this week, I wrote my first column. I'm not much given to self-reflection - why do you think I quit psychiatry? - but I figure once every quarter-century is not excessive.
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Don't fault the officers I know and respect David Sperber (letters, Sunday) as a very intelligent and thoughtful man. I would like to offer my own different perspective on the police shooting near City Hall on Dec. 8.
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Christmas cheer doesn't carry a price tag, which is a good thing for many north state families. It'll be all they can afford this year.
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One of a gunman's two victims in a violent bank robbery in Burney on Tuesday was out of the hospital Friday and the other was in improving health.
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In preparation for Christmas, many of the parish are meeting each evening for Mass.This 9 day novena is a long standing tradition from the Filipino community.
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Never met the man in person, but he's one of the more prolific commenters on Redding.com and, I discovered quite by accident tonight, he's an avid reviewer of everything from pizza parlors to liquor stores to architectural marvels on Yelp.com....
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A California black bear was struck by two vehicles this evening on southbound Interstate 5 near the Bridge Bay Resort, the California Highway Patrol is reporting.
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FALL RIVER MILLS — A rollover traffic accident was being reported tonight in Fall River Mills.
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A hearing earlier this week on the state of California's debt load should have gotten more attention than it did. Bloomberg had a reporter there, who reported this remarkable fact: [State Treasurer Bill Lockyer] said the state also pays higher...
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Probably the biggest blunder the Democrats made when introducing the legislation currently called Health Care Reform, was in labeling it “Health Care Reform.” Once single payer proposals (which would have had a broad and beneficial impact on health care) were abandoned at the start of the process, this packag
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Hi, as you may have noticed I have been on another hiatus for a few months while I adjusted myself to a few realities which I will discuss in a new introduction or a later post (boy reality is an ugly son of a bitch). However, while the site has been static, I noticed an odd trend. A post that I wrote more than a
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A friend suggested I Netflix "Idiocracy." Mike Judge's comedy has a funny/sad premise, summed up well by the opening narration, below. Good for about 30 minutes, predictable thereafter. Narrator: As the 21st century began, human evolution was at a turning...
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DUNSMUIR — A Santa Claus imposter is being very naughty here.
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Curious to see for myself the site of yesterday's crash on Victor Avenue, where residents complain the street is unsafe because of chronic speeding, I took spin past on my way to work this morning, a little after 9. I...
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That's Mark Franco speaking at the recent "Organic Capital" event in Sacramento. From IndyBay: The keynote speaker, Mark Franco, headman of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, spoke movingly about the battle to stop the raising of Shasta Dam, the peripheral canal,...
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"1942" is our winner! Congratulations!!! "1942" answered it correctly at 11:04 a.m. It is the one of the stone piers/supports for the old Cypress Street bridge. The piers are located just south of the present Cypress Street Bridge. Thank you...
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Those Weaverville merchants and the racy little calendar they created to raise money and market their Main Street shopping district piqued the interest of Redding.com readers.
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Great news! Another trust fund is being established as I write for 7-year-old Christmas Boy Junior. Attorney Sandra Johnson just called with the news. Thank you Sandra!!! Sandra said that a trust for his benefit can be properly created that...
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The news isn't awful for the California unemployment rate: It dipped a bit last month, though number of actual jobs didn't increase, according to state figures out today. But in the north state? Best to avert your eyes. The unemployment...
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The lopsided results of our entirely unscientific online poll about the Redding city Council -- 88 percent do not approve, as of this writing -- are pretty stark, but I wonder if they mean much. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's approval ratings...
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Today’s northwest Redding FDotD looks worthy of your attention. Built in 1987 and overlooking a greenbelt from a cul de sac, it’s on a good sized third-acre parcel, which is a bit of a slope. It seems to have once been listed for $233K in 2007. You can get it for les
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I just received the following update from District Attorney Jerry Benito on Junior. There is good news and there is bad news. This is what he said: "His condition is about the same, meaning that he remains in serious condition...
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An Indiana appeals court this week upheld the conviction of a Muncie, Ind. man who hired a Whitmore hitman to kill his estranged wife.
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Do you know what and where this is located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess what and where the mystery photo is located, you'll win as your prize any...
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I’ve never tried snowshoes, though there was that hilarious incident where I tied tennis rackets to my feet and walked around on the lawn and fell down and hurt my spleen. But let’s not dwell on last weekend. Let’s look to the…
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The median price of a home in California is up from a year ago, sales are rising, and foreclosure resales are declining — all signs that the housing market may be undergoing a sustained recovery, a tracking firm said this…
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OK, so I'm thinking of dumping Video Friday for Flash Friday and doing some creative writing. We'll see.But here's a slip of fiction:Invite“You’re not the man I though you were,” she cried through an expensive silk hanky.“Excuse me?”“That’s it, I just can’t take it anymore
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There is a certain amount of irony in attending the San Francisco Green Festival. First, I drive a little over three hours to get there. Second, I coll
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In these hectic and financially uncertain times, we often make cutbacks or concessions on things that we no longer deem “necessary.”  Things such as facials, waxing, or massages are often put on the back burner and as a result, what…
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ANDERSON -- Two men were arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of burglary after they were allegedly caught inside a Northway Street laundromat trying to take out its security camera.
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The line for H1N1 inoculations stretched from Penneys to the center court yesterday. The line seemed long, but moved quickly. The Shasta County Health staff was friendly and efficient. If you missed this event, you can get yours on the 29th in Shasta Lake City. The media blew up the story of H1N1. I blogged about my [...]
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Overcast skies, calm breezes and a slight chance of rain are in store for the Redding area this weekend.
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Phil: Judging from the metronome-like consistency of the refrigerator door opening and closing, the overall dank “locker room aroma” and my inability to access any one of the three
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In Frank H. Parrish Sr.'s letter (Dec. 10) about the "political correctness" of Christmas, several inaccuracies and misrepresentations should be addressed, but I'll stick to two: 1) "The melodies bring a warmth of joy and peace and hope," and 2) that "America needs to stand up, stop this so-called 'political correctness' an
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The off-roaders picketing the Shasta-Trinity National Forest headquarters last Friday complain that its "travel management plan" is nothing more than a bureaucratic exercise designed to close off public lands - no matter the opinion of the public.
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Things being what they are, I'm delighted when any newspaper is hiring. And when someone lands a job in journalism, I'm ready to pop the cork. But I find it hard to swallow champagne when the New York Post signs on Ashley Dupre.
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Our cats have been restless lately. We think they're feeling the good vibrations that go with this festive season.
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As one of its last seasonal performances, DreamWeaver Dance Theatre presents the Christmas classic "Messiah" at 7 p.m. today at the Cascade Theatre.
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RED BLUFF - A judge has approved an agreement that keeps the only medical marijuana dispensary in Tehama County's jurisdiction shuttered, District Attorney Gregg Cohen said Thursday.
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A Fall River Mills man who had his sights set on running for the state Senate has changed his mind and now wants a shot at the congressional seat held by Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico.
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historical places in the north state.
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Wee ones with time on their hands over school vacation can keep learning and be entertained, too. That's the idea behind the poster contest featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog, who also is at the center of a celebration in January focusing on reading and values. The giant canine, who first appeared in Norman Bridwell's book
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Roger Adrian, Weaverville: I was recently hospitalized, for the second time in two months, on the third floor of Shasta Regional Medical Center.
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A Redding Area Bus Authority bus collided with two cars Thursday morning in a wreck that slowed traffic on Victor Avenue and caused neighbors to question whether more safety measures are needed on the road.
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The Redding Rancheria Community Fund has granted $86,800 to seven local organizations that offer help to homeless people in Shasta and Trinity counties.
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1909: Railroad surveyors arrived in Redding with their equipment, six assistants and two carloads of horses. They were prepared to work on the Southern Pacific railroad east and west of Redding. The first line of work probably would be confined to the immediate vicinity of the Redding territory and west to Trinity.
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Attempted sex assault is reported at college Redding police were looking for a man who tried to sexually assault a female student on the Shasta College campus Thursday evening.
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RED BLUFF - The Red Bluff High boys basketball team shot red-hot in Thursday's Red Bluff Holiday Classic opener against Thurgood Marshall High of San Francisco.
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Just 10 months after being seated on the Mountain Gate Community Services District board, Jeff Cole finalized his resignation and applied to be interim district manager at a special meeting on Thursday.
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A Chico man armed with a pair of handguns stayed in a Redding hotel before taking a public transit bus on Tuesday to Burney, where he walked into the U.S. Bank on Main Street and opened fire.
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A storm earlier this week dumped 2 feet at the base and 33 to 36 inches at the top of the mountain.
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http://mag.chromiumswitch.org/CSMagazine-01.pdf CLICK HERE!!! Posted in Thoughts & Musings
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Redding police tonight are looking for a man who tried to sexually assault a woman on the Shasta College campus.
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Remember Norm Ryan, the disgraced former CEO of Haven Humane Society? A jury convicted him of embezzling from the organization while leading it, and he was sentenced in September, but back out in October and ordered into a "home mo
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A 36-year-old Redding man was sentenced today to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty last month to multiple burglaries and theft-related crimes in exchange for the sentence.
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Not entirely surprising, but Sam Aanestad's office sends out an e-mail boasting that Capitol Weekly has named him the state Senate's "top conservative." (Actually, though, he tied with George Runner.) I'm proud of the acknowledgements that I've stood up and...
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It's not the Democrats, and it's not the Republicans. It's the tea party, says a new poll. From the L.A. Times: But one of the most startling findings is that the tea party activists -- those angry opponents of healthcare...
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If you're like me, you were shocked by the news that Burney dentist, Tim Kersten, was shot during the Burney bank robbery. I'm a huge fan of Tim Kersten and have sent him many patients over the years. I rely...
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Try this for your holiday dinner. Cube butternut squash, carrots, rutabaga and red onions....
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You might or might not know, that I usually spend a great deal of time preparing for and writing my homilies. Probably to make up for my lack of ability, but none the less, I have created a habit of beginning ear
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Some places have been around forever, so long that you don’t even notice them any more. They’re just part of the landscape of daily life, like the stop sign, the broken sidewalk, your Uncle Fred. That’s probably why it took…
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One of the unexamined premises of the city of Redding's averted purchase of the building across the street from City Hall was that, over time, the city's population will grow and the city as an organization will need to grow...
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A Chico man armed with a pair of handguns stayed in an east Redding motel before taking a RABA bus to Burney Tuesday where he walked into the U.S. Bank on Main Street and opened fire.
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Sweetbriar is an absolutely beautiful quiet little forest community located deep in the heart of the Sacramento River Canyon where year-round and summer cottages line both sides of the Sacramento River. The first mention of Sweetbriar occurred in the late...
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Last week I was teaching a nursing class to a group of students in a secular setting. After class I had a brief conversation with one of the students and I was caught off guard and by surprise by her c
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A RABA bus hit two cars this morning in a wreck that slowed traffic on a main road through Redding's Enterprise area.
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Lassen Canyon Nursery is a big employer. From EurekAlert: PITTSBURGH--Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) have developed a plant-sorting machine that uses computer vision and machine learning to inspect and grade harvested strawberry plants and then...
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We are still looking into creating a trust fund for our Christmas Boy Junior. Attorney Sandra Johnson is working with us pro bono (free) to help establish a trust. Bless you and thank you Sandra! Meanwhile, please mail cards and...
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Caught Shasta Builders' Exchange CEO Kent Dagg and Pat Keener, economic development liaison for Redding, on KRCR Channel 7 last night. At one point during the report, Dagg and Keener were talking about server farms (a collection of computer servers with few employees) and the potential ripple effect they could ha
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1. Christmas Holiday Spectacular 5 to 10 p.m. weekdays, and 5 to 10 p.m. vendors and light show on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 27 at Shasta District Fair grounds, 1890 Briggs St. in Anderson. Features an ice skating rink, photos with Santa, indoor vendors, light show and live entertainment. Admission $5, f
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Didn't see a picture from the calendar on David Benda's story on redding.com. So here's a teeny weeny snap from TrinityCounty.com:...
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On Friday, north state music-lovers will be treated to Café, a two-member ensemble from the band “Wooden Nickel.” Charlie Smith of Sacramento and Rob Morgan of Redding will entertain with holiday fun inspired by Neil Young and the Avett Brothers.
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A Red Bluff boy suffered minor injuries Wednesday evening after falling from a second story window.
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Charmaine Yu always liked to bake cakes, cookies and other sweets. Once, in college, she tried 20 recipes in one day to find one that worked to her taste. She’s brought that same focus and passion to the Sweetspot, which she opened almost two years ago in the Hilltop Landing Shopping Center.
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Judging by the candy cane street lights, Christmas music chumming through the walkways and various other holiday-themed regalia, the Christmas Holiday Spectacular at the Shasta County Fair grounds in Anderson seems to owe its name no explanation.
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But the Jefferson Agrarian is puzzled by the lack of info on TB's web site. An excerpt: Oddly, the Jeff found out more about Turtle Bay from the BCJ website than we did at Turtle Bay's own site. It's a...
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In France, of course. Matt Welch, editor of Reason magazine, writes a very interesting column about how reality just doesn't jibe with his political ideology. For a dozen years now I've led a dual life, spending more than 90 percent...
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Here's an obscure story with huge implications. Capitol Weekly reports that the city of San Diego is exploring whether it can simply cut -- either through union negotiations or through by imposing it as a "last, best and final offer"...
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To save money and increase compliance with state water-quality regulations. From PublicCEO.com: On Dec. 1, the Red Bluff City Council voted to hire a private company to manage operation of its wastewater treatment plant to increase compliance with water quality...
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Red Bluff Fire Department officials are looking this morning for anyone with information about the cause of an early morning fire that damaged a home on the 1000 block of Franklin Street.
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“Green Acres is the place to be. Farm living is the life for me. Land, spreading out so far and wide. Keep Manhattan, just give me the countryside.” 8122 Green Acres Lane reminds us of TV shows from the past. Shows that live on and on, unl
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Patchy, dense fog this morning is expected to give way to a warm day in Redding.
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This time of year, it’s easy to drink too much at holiday parties. Health officials remind party hosts that they’re responsible for helping their guests avoid driving-while-intoxicated. Offer non-alcoholic beverages, stop serving alcohol at least 90 minutes before the end of the…
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A tough one over at OneWord. It's mailbox. Sixty seconds and go:Biggs was setting up for the next wave of controlled riots. Central was ready to release the month's food ration chits, and they were going to be reduced by 33 percent. People were going to take to the streets.
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Jessica and Gary Ostrander’s performance as Living Statues was an audience favorite at ARTsMART 2009. They entertain and amaze by “coming alive.” The couple trained in Southern California,
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What: “The Express Experience” presented by Big League Dreams and Enjoy Magazine When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 4 to 9 p.m.  DEC. 19. Where: Big League Dreams Pavilion, 20155 Vik
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What is your favorite holiday cookie? Share your recipe.
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Heritage Plaza Apartments in Redding, a union project sponsored by the Five Counties Central Labor Council, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
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This is the latest in a series of guest columns leading to the Redding Marathon on Jan. 17.
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After reading several letters about being scammed by people on the street and it being the time of year it is, I would like to share something I learned long ago from a sermon I heard at my grandparents' church about giving. It was about this time of year as well.
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Redding City Manager Kurt Starman and the city councilors who were open to the idea of buying the vacant shell of the "Civic Plaza" building across Cypress Avenue from City Hall deserve a little credit. They were able to look past the 2009 recession's daily dose of bad news and take the long view of the opportunities that h
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This decade began and ended in dread. It began with Wall Street - the World Trade Center - targeted for mass murder. It ends with Main Street fearful and reeling from economic reverses that Wall Street helped create.
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2009. There are 14 days left in the year.
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This week's storm - though hardly memorable - brought the far northern Sacramento Valley a badly needed soaking and just enough snow to launch the winter season at Mt. Shasta Ski Park today.
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The leadership of New Directions to Hope are keeping mum after the decade-old nonprofit organization was shut down by the Internal Revenue Service on Dec. 4.
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors has increased budget appropriations and decreased assistance payments in the General Assistance Program in an effort to keep the Social Services Department from running out of money.
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Redding Recreation is launching a "Wellness Challenge" for the new year that will encourage healthy eating and at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
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The worst economy in more than a half-century has prompted Win-River Casino in Redding to put its expansion on hold.General Manager Gary Hayward said the credit market has soured since Win-River unveiled its plans in spring 2007.
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Weaverville merchants have all but bared all in a naked attempt to market Main Street and help the community.Proceeds from sales of their slightly racy calendar will benefit the Lowden Park pool project and Trinity River Lumber Co. workers, displaced by a fire that destroyed the Weaverville mill in September.
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BURNEY - Police are calling a 47-year-old Burney man's shooting spree from inside a bank an orchestrated attack that left them no choice but to fire back.
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Law enforcement agencies are planning two sobriety checkpoints on Friday.
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RED BLUFF - Beware, EAL. Four days after a gutty, message win over Pleasant Valley, the Hornets showed their depth.The Enterprise High School girls basketball team got substantial productive minutes from its deep bench and watched a junior have a breakout night in a 72-50 win Wednesday over Etna in the opening round of the
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The Central Valley High School girls basketball team outscored Red Bluff 24-14 in the fourth quarter and came back to beat the Red Bluff Holiday Classic hosts 55-48 in Wednesday's opening-round play.
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Internet working. Phone working - partly. I can call out but the only person who can call me is Jamie next door.TDS has not heard the last of me.
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SYNOPSIS: On 12/16/2009 at 1200 hrs, the deceased suspect involved in the bank robbery at US Bank was positively identified by his California Drivers License and fingerprint comparison conducted by the Department of Justice. The release of the decedents name is…
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BY: Lt. Lillibridge, Chief Deputy Coroner 12/16/2009. 1300 hrs. CRIME/INCIDENT: Bank Robbery / Officer Involved Shooting LOCATION: US Bank - 37131 Main St., Burney, CA VICTIM(S):
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An unidentified pedestrian was injured late this afternoon after reportedly being hit by a vehicle in front of the Good News Rescue Mission on South Market Street in Redding.
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On the latest story out of Burney: mickidee23#342087 writes: Cops = 2 Bank Robbers = 0 Note to perspective (sic) bank robbers... don't mess with Shasta County!...
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Lake Tahoe is one of our favorite places for a leisurely weekend get-away! For our wedding anniversary we decided to enjoy winter days in Lake Tahoe! Chris and Maria Jeantet __________The Finest in Residential Real Estate________ Multi-Million Dollar Producers|Top Producer Awa
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Highway 299 has been reopened to traffic following Tuesday's attempted bank robbery in Burney.
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Hello everyone, We are rethinking our decision to stop accepting money. We closed the account because we were told by an attorney that any money leftover would go to whoever was responsible for him (welfare, caregiver, etc.). I will return...
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Yep, it's that time of year, when we get an earful from talking-heads like Bill O'Reilly, who remind us of the annual threat. Here's a piece from Time's Amy Sullivan about a new battle being waged. An excerpt: A moveme
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"Colonel Pete" Stiglich recently announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Congress, challenging incumbent Rep. Wally Herger. Turns out he's not alone in seeking the seat. Jim Reed, two-time candidate for Shasta County judge and recently declared candidate for...
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The Mt. Shasta Ski Park will open its 2009-10 season Thursday.
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I received this email and photo from Russ Azevedo, and with his permission, I'm posting it here for everyone to enjoy. Thanks Russ! Dottie, Something you can find on the northbound shoulder of Boulder Dr. 0.27 miles north of Hwy...
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A portion of Foothill Boulevard near Hillcrest Avenue in Redding is being closed this afternoon as city public works officials investigate a possible spill or overflow there.
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Heard on KCNR this morning that Kent Dagg was supposed to meet today with Shasta Union High School District Superintendent Jim Cloney to make his case for the Shasta-Trinity ROP (Dagg's an alumnus). Given Dagg's misguided "no comment" policy with...
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One of our favorite activities around Christmas is to load up the kids after a nice warm meal and admire all the beautiful lights around town. I'm also online checking out different videos throughout the country, isn't the internet amazing! Here's one that captured my attention. Enjoy!
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So now that Sterling Savings Bank has played its hand in a big way with the Civic Plaza building, willing to unload the foreclosed shell for $2.6 million cash to the city of Redding, what is the takeway for the next potential buyer who comes sniffing along? Local real estate experts agree that the three-story, 40
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Becca and I are asking for your help again. We are starting a letter writing and Christmas card campaign for Junior the Christmas Boy. Please, no money, just a card or letter. We believe when Junior sees all the cards...
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BURNEY -- Police are calling a 47-year-old Burney man’s shooting spree from inside a bank an orchestrated attack that left them no choice but to fire back.
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News here of a western Virginia holiday hay-ride accident harkens back to my interview with Redding businessman Ed Rullman, whose Hilltop merchants are hosting their first Holidays on Hilltop celebration this
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Message to Copenhagen: Our Constitution Begins, ‘We the People…’ by  Newt Gingrich 12/16/2009 Tomorrow morning, the delegates at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen will awaken to a very simple but powerful message: “In America, We Have a Constitution. It Begins:  We the People…” These a
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Video footage from inside the crime scene tape of yesterday's hostage standoff in Burney.
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Economists from California Lutheran University call it more likely than not, reports Dan Walters at the Bee. And the economy for the year? Ugh. "We expect California's economy to continue to contract, slowly, through the first three quarters of 2010,"...
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The Medford paper reports that some 3,000 people in southern Oregon have joined a Facebook page pleading for Trader Joe's to open a store in their area. They now have to trek to the closest stores -- in Eugene and...
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Law enforcement agencies are planning two sobriety checkpoints Friday.
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You’ve probably heard by now that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has added a matinee performance to her sellout February appearance in Redding, but we’ve got an update. If you look at the Redding Convention Center’s web
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Got a leaf blower? Perhaps under all those leaves you’ll find that lost equity. Or perhaps blowing them all away will only serve as a metaphor of the vanished money that HUD will never see again. And by HUD, we mean you and me. HUD ‘r us.
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Caltrans morning chain report.
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The rain falling this morning in Redding should die off by the end of the day, according to the National Weather Service.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are bleak, hiccup and queer.Time MachineI return from the university to find my parents have converted my room into a massive time machine.Orange power cords run everywhere, to every wall socket and snake do
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I first met saxophonist Eric Arellano when he came to Redding with beatbox vocalist Butterscotch, who performed at Old City Hall. Since then I have heard considerably more about the progress of his outstanding musical career. Last year I attended…
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I really enjoy getting emails from everyone with various questions and or concerns.  The following I received recently and did not think too much about my answer, believing that pretty much everyone was aware of what the law was regarding…
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Generation X and YAre they the Lost Generation?Check out the video to See!
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Homily - 3rd Sunday of AdventRejoice in the Lord Always! Today is the 3rd Sunday in Advent, traditionally known as Gaudete Sunday, Gaudete is Latin for Rejoice.Ther
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New undercover footage from an Appleton, WI Planned Parenthood abortion clinic shows clinic staff, including the abortion doctor, lying to two young women about fetal development and encouraging the one who is pregnant to obtain an abortion because “women die having babies.”
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In our culture, the observance of Christmas begins in mid-October or even earlier, as stores put out their holiday displays.But the calendar Catholics live and celebrate by is different from the
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What is a food that you eat only around the holidays?
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A father and two brothers were taken into custody Tuesday following a shoplifting incident that escalated into a police scuffle outside the Redding Walmart.
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Dear Lynne: You’ve said on radio there’s a way of cooking dried beans where they always taste good. I cannot remember if you said how to do it. Could you give me a recipe? — Cheapo Cook Dear Cheapo Cook: Cheap is right. A dollar and a half can buy you a pound of dried organic beans, which when cooked right
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Has this ever happened to you?
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While you can bet turkey stars at most Thanksgiving feasts, anything goes at Christmas.
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One way to reduce the wear and tear of Christmas shopping at the mall is to give books as presents. Books can be bought on the Internet, and they can be matched to the person who receives them without having to know that person's measurements.
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Building activity in Shasta Lake was up slightly in November. The city reported that 39 permits were issued for buildings worth $276,110, up from 34 permits for buildings worth $131,250 in October.
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Remember June, when Shasta County budget cuts forced the sheriff to lay off nearly 20 employees, turn prisoners out of one floor of the jail and lock up the Burney substation? Those were the good old days.
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As a Shasta High School and ROP graduate, I would like to express my concern and disappointment regarding the recent decision by Shasta Union High School District to eliminate its participation with Shasta-Trinity Regional Occupational Program. I believe the intent of this decision was heavily focused on financial savings a
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2009. There are 15 days left in the year.
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Mt. Shasta Ski Park officials want to open the park's 2009-2010 season on Thursday. Snow was falling Tuesday and there was about 2 feet at the top and 16 inches at the park's base.
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Police probe shooting; victim goes to hospital RED BLUFF - Officers were investigating a possible attempted murder in the 400 block of Madison Street, police said Tuesday.
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When Tammi Lidie's friend Linda Runyon was killed while crossing Court Street in Redding last year, it was Shelby Lyn Allen who helped Lidie work through her grief.
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It's about this time each year, halfway through Shipping Hell Week (it's actually a Hell-Fortnight), that we prescribe a little R & R for ourselves. It involves champagne and movie-watching. The movie is always the Frank Capra classic It's a Wonderful Life.It's sappy-but-sweet and we've watched coun
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Apparently the repair folks showed up today - they left a note on my renter's door that said "the problem has been traced to some problem in the wiring in your house and this is going to cost you more than you ever thought possible." However, since they left the note on their house, I wonder if they actually tried
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On a less busy day, it might even make news that the Shasta County supervisors voted (agenda here) to cut payments under its general-assistance program -- the very barest bones welfare payments made under a county program -- from $297...
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A question for a banker or real estate agent who might be reading: It was repeatedly mentioned at this afternoon's Redding City Council meeting that Sterling Savings Bank, which recently foreclosed on that Cypress Avenue building, was a highly motivated...
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RED BLUFF — Although details are sketchy, police are investigating a possible attempted murder in the 400 block of Madison Street, police said tonight.
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Did the Internet commentariat stop the city's rush to buy the long vacant "Civic Plaza" building across Cypress Avenue from City Hall? Marc says as much, and maybe it's so, but I'd add that I got an e-mail alert just...
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As you are aware, Becca Howsmon and I are planning to use the $1,439.08 donated to the Christmas Boy account on Christmas presents for Junior. I just finished talking to District Attorney Jerry Benito and he tells me that Junior...
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Meet the new political force in town -- the commenteratti. The outrage and anger that exploded yesterday on redding.com when news broke that REU was planning to buy that vacant building across Cypress from City Hall enflamed the community, was...
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RED BLUFF — A 40-year-old Tehama County man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison after he tried to steal a spool of TV cable by stuffing it down his pants, prosecutors said today.
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A Cottonwood woman accused of nearly beating to death her boyfriend’s 7-year-old son told Shasta County sheriff’s detectives that she was seeking revenge against the child’s biological mother.
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After adjusting for this difference in days we find little month-over-month change in the statistics, with the exception of Notices of Trustee Sale which declined 13.4 percent, Cancellations which rose 40.0 percent and Sales to 3rd Parties which rose 8.0 percent on a daily average basis.
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Redding will not buy the Civic Plaza center across Cypress Avenue for its electric utility.
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Getting outside has lost much of its appeal in the midst of these rainy, cold conditions. So we turn to indoor pursuits. It prompts the question: What films do you feel compelled to watch again and again? Maybe you think they’re brilliantly…
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Emergency personnel are being dispatched this afternoon to a third rollover accident.
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One lane of northbound Interstate 5 has reopened at the scene of a rollover accident at the Pit River Bridge north of Redding.
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Emergency crews were responding this afternoon to a reported rollover traffic accident on Churn Creek Road near Clover Road in the Churn Creek Bottom area of Redding.
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Today's scheduled arraignment of a Cottonwood woman charged in the brutal beating of a 7-year-old boy was postponed for a week in Shasta County Superior Court.
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I just returned from North Valley Bank and we have a grand total of $1,439.08 in the Christmas Boy account! Wow, Shasta Countians, you are just plain awesome! You were right there to help this poor unfortunate child at the...
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A suspect involved in an armed robbery at the U.S. Bank in Burney has been arrested and transported to a hospital where he is in serious condition.
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Shasta County has a new veterans service officer.
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The most obvious reaction to news that the city's misnamed "privatization committee" disbanded itself is to say, "well, that was a big waste of time." After all, the committee established a pattern of picking up
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California Highway Patrol officers, ambulances and rescue crews responded this morning to a report of a vehicle that careened several hundred feet off an embankment on Highway 299.
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Sometime in November 3 years ago, I ascended the stairs to the Yoga room for my first karate practice in well over 20 years.  Oh, how those stairs seemed endless.  The weight of fear and nervousness pulled against my every step.   » read the entire
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In times of loss, we lean on stories to recall the departed and heal our broken hearts.
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California Highway Patrol officers and medical crews were sent to Interstate 5 north of Lakehead this morning for a report of a pickup truck on its roof.
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The word prompt over at OneWord is “pine.”What can you say in 60 seconds?The smell of fresh pine did nothing for her.The metal blade of the shovel kept scratching at the frozen soil and every time she hit a rock, it made a screech that made her grind her teeth.
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An administrative law judge has ordered the city of Redding to disclose a sealed internal report to city workers that contains information about the operations of Redding Electric Utility. The case stems from an
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A bomb scare at Walmart in Redding proved to be unfounded Monday night.
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Yana is back; her family just moved back to Redding. It's great to have her strong spirit in class! Welcome back! » read the entire item »
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California Highway Patrol officers and medical crews were dispatched this morning to a report of a car into a power pole on Deschutes Road at Maynard Road in the Palo Cedro area.
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Rescue crews were dispatched today around 7:45 a.m. to a two-car wreck at Buenaventura Boulevard and Canyon Creek Road in Redding.
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The Redding Police Department has invited owners and operators of medical marijuana dispensaries to an informational meeting on Wednesday to discuss new regulations approved by the City Council. The new rules require medical marijuana collectives/cooperatives to register with the police department,…
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Red Bluff’s fire chief is asking for help in finding out the cause of a “suspicious” fire that torched part of an unoccupied Madison Street home Monday afternoon.
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Snow chains or snow tires were required on all vehicles on Highway 44 this morning from Viola to eight miles west of Old Station to Eskimo Hill, according to the California Department of Transportation.
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Winter, it seems, has started a week early, forcing drivers to chain up across mountain passes and leaving a soggy mess in the lower elevations.
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Today’s FDotD is an intriguing new REO. It’s a good sized home on about a third-acre lot, and it has a big gunite pool. All for just over $180K, so what’s the catch? We’ll guess it needs a few repairs for that asking price, which is about $77 per sq ft. Stil
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Seth Godin publishes an always interesting blog. He’s just published a book of thoughts about What Matters Now. Each page is about 200 words consisting of a contribution by many other interesting authors. It’s available here. Just click on the image. Read a few, and it leads to a few more. It seems the format i
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The English have traditionally taken a lot of grief about their cooking. Too bland, soft, mooshy, overcooked and pretty much just meat and potatoes are the usual criticisms. I mean really, with dishes named bangers and mash, bubble and squeak,…
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There’s a special breed of people who spend their lives waiting each year for two anticipated sounds: the sound of the first leaf to fall, trumpeting the beginning of the fall season, and the soon-to-follow first snowflake hitting ground. The…
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If you were Santa Claus, who would be on your naughty and nice lists?
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In a time of economic recession and high unemployment, donors who once gave generously may find themselves feeling more like tight-fisted Scrooges.
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SRMC's Chest Pain Center recognized Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding has received its Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
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Regarding Shasta Union High School District's decision to run its own ROP program: When the College-Aged Special Education program was taken from Shasta County Office of Education, parents and students were told the program would retain its high quality. It did not.
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A SIMPLE REQUEST: All I want is a job, any job, for my son. He is just about out of unemployment. He will be homeless, as his brother and many other people are.
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Redding police are seeking a driver who drove his pickup through two parks early Monday, digging deep tire-track ruts in the grass.
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A Cottonwood sister and brother arrested Friday in connection with the brutal beating of a 7-year-old boy are expected to be arraigned this afternoon in Shasta County Superior Court, District Attorney Jerry Benito said Monday.
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Redding Electric Utility may buy the recently built, vacant Civic Plaza office building across Cypress Avenue from City Hall.
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North state residents will get another shot at seeing Sarah Palin.The former Alaska governor, 2008 vice presidential nominee and presumptive Republican Party frontrunner for the 2012 presidential nomination has agreed to a second Redding Convention Center speech.
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Authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the case of the former Anderson Fire Protection District chief who resigned earlier this year amid an investigation into possible misconduct.
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Shortly before they pass a resolution this morning in honor of Bill of Rights Day, the Shasta County supervisors will open their meeting with an invocation from Stephen Campbell, lead pastor of Redding First Church of the Nazarene.
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Memo to California voters: If you're tired of dysfunctional government where ideology trumps good public policy, vote yes on the "Elections: Open Primary" proposition this June.
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Officials are warning Shasta Lake residents to be on the lookout for mountain lions after two sightings were reported Sunday and Monday.
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Two Shasta County women who started a Christmas donation account at North Valley Bank for a 7-year-old Cottonwood boy, who suffered life-threatening injuries after being beaten, closed the account Monday after raising little more than $1,000 during its first day.
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Construction activity in Redding in November plummeted to a new yearly low for the third straight month as the city continued to spiral toward its worst year for building in 27 years.
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Redding's privatization committee has decided Monday night to dissolve itself without making any recommendations to the City Council.
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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2009. There are 16 days left in the year.
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YREKA - Criminal charges have been dropped against a Humboldt County couple in connection with the 1976 kidnapping and death of a 6-year-old Happy Camp boy, Siskiyou County District Attorney Kirk Andrus said Monday.
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Vanessa Clayborne and her family are happy to be reunited. Along with her husband, Tyrae, and their three children, Vanessa feels they are a whole family again. This past year has been difficult for them and they finally feel they have a grasp on their lives.
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National championship games are nothing new to Cody Cavender.The University of Sioux Falls senior cornerback will play in his third straight NAIA title game for the Cougars, who have been to four straight title games. Sioux Falls plays Lindenwood University (St. Charles, Mo.) at 9 a.m. Saturday in Rome, Ga.
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The next group ride of the RSS will be Sunday, January 17th 2010Meet in the Kmart parking lot (2685 Hilltop Dr)Meet at 1:30 pm. Ride leaves at 2:00 pm.All scooters welcomeRain cancels
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Cerebral Alchemist, on Sunday's story about the medical-marijuana debate in Tehama County, leaves a comment linking to this wild Boston Globe story, about a British government adviser's attempt to bring objective measurements to the drug debate. It didn't end well...
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It is, as noted by a commenter on Scott's story about the apparently eminent purchase of the vacant office building, surpassing strange that the city of Redding should cancel the regularly scheduled council meeting for tomorrow night -- for lack...
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Redding’s privatization committee has decided to dissolve itself without making any recommendations to City Council.
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Back from very fast trip to San Francisco. Internet is intermittent and telephone not working at all. Phone guy supposed to show up tomorrow to fix it. Photos later.
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Here's one that never made it to A News Cafe... apparently the editors over there have scruples. Well, la dee whoopin' da...Remember, you can click on it and it blows up. Well, no explosions ar
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North state residents will get another shot at seeing Sarah Palin.
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Seems REU wants to buy some distressed real estate across from city hall -- 40,000 square feet for 90 employees. Leaving Kurt Starman and his successor more room to grow their bureaucracy. But shouldn't we be shrinking the footprint of...
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Redding Electric Utility may buy the recently-built, vacant Civic Plaza office building across Cypress Avenue from City Hall.
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Human remains found last year in a remote forest area south of here have been identified through DNA tests as a Weaverville man who has been missing since 2002, officials with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office announced today.
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We have met our money goal! Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts! We had set a goal of $1,000.00 but before we were able to close the account when we reached that amount, almost $1,500.00 had...
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Traffic was being diverted this around a vehicle fire on Highway 273 at Branstetter Lane.
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It may be this: While double-digit revenue declines may taper off next year, our local economy's apt to bounce along the bottom for a long time and it may be many years before the city's treasury is anywhere near as...
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The Shasta Association of Realtors sponsor several events this month focused on giving back to the community. Two weeks ago dozens of phone cards were given to local US Army representatives to send to troops in Afghanistan so they can call home for the holidays. Realtors and affiliate members including lenders, title c
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The Mt. Shasta Ski Park plans to open its season on Thursday (Dec. 17) as some two feet of snow are expected to fall on the slopes over
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Becca Howsmon and I are making a big change in our money-collecting plans for Junior the Christmas Boy. We've been told that any money left over after we purchase his Christmas presents, i.e., for instance if $3,000 was in his...
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Authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the case of the former Anderson Fire Protection District chief who resigned earlier this year amid an investigation into possible misconduct.
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YREKA — Criminal charges have been dropped against a Humboldt County pair in connection with the 1976 kidnapping and death of a 6-year-old Happy Camp boy, Siskiyou County District Attorney Kirk Andrus announced today.
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Rep. Chris SmithWatch and listen to the video.... doesn't the Truth just have a certain ring to it.What type of politician will you vote for?What type of Politi
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This morning Carl and Linda Bott kicked off their two-hour Free Fire Radio show on KCNR, their new radio station, and, despite some technical glitches, listeners heard from not one, not two, not three but four local politicians -- Rep....
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Here is the post from my brother Kevin's Blog: "Kevin Beats Cancer"
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A mountain lion was spotted early today across the street from Central Valley High School in Shasta Lake.
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Becca Howsmon and I want everyone to know how grateful we are for everyone who has already come forward to help this poor unfortunate child. This innocent boy has already touched the lives of many. Remember, together we can all...
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Crews are responded this morning to a broken gas line on Shady Lane in Anderson.
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We recall this diminutive 1924 built 747 sq ft 1/1 Redding home listed in 2006 for about $200K. Interesting to consider. Anyway you can get it for less now, shall we say. It’s very central location, back behind Hokemas off Bechelli. A very urban locale, but the street is kind
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We recall this diminutive 1924 built 747 sq ft 1/1 Redding home listed in 2006 for about $200K. Interesting to consider. Anyway you can get it for less now, shall we say. It’s very central location, back behind Hokemas off Bechelli. A very urban locale, but the street is kind of qui
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It’s Monday, I’m off work and need to run errands. Time for a Fiction in 58.ArgumentHe thinks in stereo. That’s what he says.It stops her cold, he’d bet on that.He’s badly outmatched.“Wait, what?”“Twenty four tracks, all going at the same time.”“That still
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It’s Monday, I’m off work and need to run errands. Time for a Fiction in 58.ArgumentHe thinks in stereo. That’s what he says.It stops her cold, he’d bet on that.He’s badly outmatched.“Wait, what?” “Twenty four tracks, all going at the same time.”“That still
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It’s not officially winter for another week, but the usual winter weather pattern has settled over Northern California, bringing cold, damp conditions to Redding. Shasta County health officials remind residents to protect their families and check on their neighbors during cold weather. Hypothermia…
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Erin and I worked on this month’s publication of the The Voter, which is the online newsletter for the Redding League of Women Voters. Stop by and take a look HERE. Also, Erin invites you to join their group over at Facebook HERE. Be an informed voter, participate in the process.
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Another potent, wet storm will begin hitting the north state tonight.
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Redding police are seeking a driver who drove his pickup through two parks early this morning, digging deep tire-track ruts in the grass.
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"In 1926, with the world still licking its wounds from a devastating war, a young man stands at the gates of San Quentin, hesitant at the thought of employment in this grim setting. But he walks through the gates into the bowels of the prison, where he remains for the next thirty-five years. He soon realizes that insanity r
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New undercover footage from an Appleton, WI Planned Parenthood abortion clinic shows clinic staff, including the abortion doctor, lying to two young women about fetal development and encouraging the one who is pregnant to obtain an abortion because “women die having babies.”
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Homily - 3rd Sunday of AdventRejoice in the Lord Always! Today is the 3rd Sunday in Advent, traditionally known as Gaudete Sunday, Gaudete is Latin for Rejoice.Ther
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Are you one of those cynics who say no tax or fee, once imposed, ever goes away?We're prepared to bet $6.30 that you're wrong.
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Several months ago, there was a column in the Record Searchlight about entrepreneurs starting new businesses during the Depression that are still in business today. I think it was written to encourage people who have lost their jobs to start new businesses.
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This letter is in protest to the Shasta Union High School District decision to eliminate the Regional Occupational Program. As citizens, taxpayers and parents, we realize the value the existing ROP program brings to our community in regard to a skilled, marketable work force that is vital to the economic development of our
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Today is Monday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2009. There are 17 days left in the year.
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No Bulldog reached double figures in a loss in the championship game.
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RED BLUFF - Expecting yet another overflow crowd, the City Council on Tuesday will meet at the community center on Jackson Street as it considers extending a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.
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Man arrested after trying to flee A 33-year-old Redding man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale and resisting arrest after police were called to investigate a domestic dispute at an East Cypress Avenue motel, police said.
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When Betsy Bivin dialed 911 on Oct. 24 to report her Millville home was ablaze, she expected to be quickly swarmed with fire engines.
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SHASTA LAKE - A temporary moratorium prohibiting the establishment of any new medical marijuana dispensaries here may be extended Tuesday by the City Council for a year.
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Justin Davis placed in three rounds and in the average in the team roping competition at the Wranglers National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) in Las Vegas.
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I'm baking mountains of goodies this month - shortbread, toffee, biscotti.... But I think these White Chocolate Brownies may be the best thing to come out of my kitchen.My friend Bob -- loves these. The recipe came about when I had a shortage of eggs and had to tinker with t
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My fingers are nicked and stabbed. My forearms achy from pulling stitches tight but I’ll sleep well tonight. I’m finishing off my two latest chimps. These are slightly smaller versions. but they require all the handmade detail that make these chimps what they are. I have to attach their legs and arms, sew hats a
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People’s increasing willingness to abandon their own piece of America illustrates a paradoxical change wrought by the housing bust: Even as it tarnishes the near-sacred image of home ownership, it might be clearing the way for an economic recovery. Thanks to…
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While moving a sofa-bed a week ago, I hurt my bad back a little, and I’ve tweaked it a couple of times since, most recently on Sunday as we put up the Christmas tree. Nothing serious, but a good reminder of Murphy’s Law of Back…
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The father of a 7-year-old Cottonwood boy who was severely beaten has been arrested by Shasta County sheriff’s officials, relatives said today.
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A 33-year-old Redding man was arrested today on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale and resisting arrest after police were called to investigate a domestic dispute at an East Cypress Avenue motel, police said.
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"Simbang Gabi" a Filipino Christmas tradition, it is is a series of nine (9) dawn masses, the mass starts as early as 4:00 a.m. It begins on December 16 and
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Here’s a few photos I took of my friends and family at the company Christmas party in Redding. It seems like we don’t get too many opportunities to dress up in Redding, so this is always fun. It was like Prom night for some folks. I enjoyed hearing singer Summer Schappell’s take on a few Christmas [...]
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This one is from the archives, but fits the Sunday Scribbling prompt of "Brave."Maternal Warrior My mother stands at the sink peeling potatoes, her navy pantsuit protected by an apron that has happy yellow gingham ruffles sewn on, when I burst through
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Not everyone likes the idea of cloud seeding to combat drought. This from the ReporterNews: It's a concern for some residents of a rural Northern California county where PG&E plans to install seven, 20-foot-tall generators for cloud seeding. "We trust...
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This bank owned property just came up for sale. Located in the Shasta Forest Village part of Shingletown, where the streets have very evocative names like Tinkerbell, Bambi, and, of course, Thumper. This one is especially thought provoking. Just look at that grand staircase. And yo
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Becca Howsmon and I want everyone to know how grateful we are for everyone who has already come forward to help this poor unfortunate child. This innocent boy has already touched the lives of many. Remember, together we can all...
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We had a gathering at our house this afternoon for a rosary and a meal.Everyone brought something to eat, potluck style, but Liz made a Ham.I don't know about you, but I just love the
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New and local is the theme of Carl and Linda Bott's new talk radio station located in downtown Redding. The lights go on tomorrow with Carl and Linda's morning show airing live from 7 to 9....
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Good luck, Carl and Linda Bott! Here's a link to their web site and schedule. Took note of this comment on David Benda's story: Patrecia_Barrett writes: I'm certainly not an adherent of Rush Limbaugh and his ilk, but I think...
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It’s shaping up to be a wet week.
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The pink tree.
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Jay Webster of Redding’s Homebrew Shop teaches Beer Brewing 101 in the store. A free class. The attenti
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Megan McCue’s final two of her team-high 16 points grabbed the lead back for the Enterprise High School girls basketball team with 6.9 seconds left in Saturday’s Harlan Carter Invitational finals against Pleasant Valley. They also provided the final margin of victory in the Hornets’ 57-55 win after Carly Summerville
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The cast (minus Victoria Graham) of "Dead to the Last Drop." It’s an odd feeling to be watching a play one minute, then, suddenly, be on stage yourself tryin
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What a difference a day makes. The Foothill High School girls basketball team bounced back from an atrocious shooting night in a semifinal loss to Pleasant Valley to edge Shasta in Saturday’s third-place game at the Harlan Carter Invitational at Shasta’s home gym. The Cougars, who made a single first-half field goal in
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A Feb. 20 wedding at Ferndale Community Church in Ferndale is planned by Megan McCulloch of Ferndale, and Jon Busher of Arcata.
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A spring 2010 wedding is planned by Alicia Eliante of Cottonwood and Christopher Logan of Red Bluff.
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A March 27 wedding at Wine & Roses in Lodi is planned by Carolyn Filomeo and Wes Lucey, both of Sacramento.
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An Oct. 10 wedding is planned by Yvonne Mendoza and Ronald Valles, both of Redding.
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Allyson Fowler and Derek Smith were wed at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at The Red Lion Hotel in Redding.
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Lisa Knerr of Anderson and Robert Mann of Palo Cedro were wed at 5:30 p.m. May 30 at the home of the groom's grandmother in Palo Cedro.
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Christmas is just a few weeks away, and those who are shopping for an outdoor sports enthusiast have a myriad of items to choose from.
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Q: I have a question about the number of shells a hunter may possess while waterfowl hunting.
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Q: What kind of advice and/or holiday gifts are available for parents who want to introduce their children to the world of investing and money management?
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We're in the thick of the official shopping season now.
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Consumers have become familiar with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But there's another shopping day that will soon rank right up with them - Free Shipping Day.
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With Christmas less than two weeks away, many people are putting up their Christmas lights around town.
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Do we know all the facts? As a prosecutor, I've prosecuted for murder. As a defense attorney in private practice, I've defended for murder.
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The idea of "economic gardening" has been fashionable for some time, particularly in communities that haven't had much luck attracting major employers.
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And now for that first unalienable right - the right to life.
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Shasta Union High School District Superintendent Jim Cloney's proposal to shake up the management at the Shasta-Trinity Regional Occupational Program (ROP) was the kind of idea our schools - our government in general - needs to see more often: cutting administrative overhead to save money for the main job. In this case, tha
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<B>Dear Babe:</B> I have an official cardboard lineup card used by the Baltimore Orioles during Cal Ripken's streak. It was filled out and hung in the Orioles dugout for a game against Oakland in 1993. It's from one of the few games in which Ripken was actually replaced (his name has a line through it, with the
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Shasta College's Dustin Reid and J.T. Minto now have state junior college wrestling titles.As for their teammate Tim Navarrete and Foothill High School product Mike Vassar, now at Sierra College, they fell a few aching points short.
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I was taken to task Saturday in the comments of my story on the Anderson High School girls basketball team's 57-37 loss to Placer at the Harlan Carter Invitational.
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A day after letting a seven-point fourth-quarter lead slip away and turn into a six-point loss, West Valley found a way to erase a 18-point deficit.
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I think one of the best, and easiest, dinners I've ever made. People seemed to like it.Making latkes... shoulda made twice as many...Table set with gelt scattered around, the sorta-menorah in the center..
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Tre Smith scored 18 points to lead the Shasta High School boys basketball team Saturday and led it to a 71-60 win over Amador in the championship game of the Lehigh Classic at Central Valley
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Saturday's storm was certainly a soaker - though not for the north state.A cyclone swirling off the Redwood Coast scooped up moisture and sluiced it into Central California, where some spots in Monterey County sopped up more than 4 inches of rain.
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What we know as of 12-12-09 at 9:53 pm. 1. His condition is still not known. 2. We opened the account at North Valley Bank because we feel it is the best way to collect money and keep everyone honest....
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Three months after losing their weekday talk show on KQMS 1400, the husband-and-wife team of Carl and Linda Bott are primed to give Redding's iconic AM radio station a ratings run.
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Ronell Battinelli is comforted by her husband, Jerry, on Saturday after seeing her father’s headstone for the first time at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo.
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RED BLUFF - Approval of a site for Tehama County's new courthouse is expected by spring, a state courts spokeswoman said.Still on the list - which was recently shortened to two options after an advisory group toured 12 potential locations in late September - is county-owned property on Hook Road, according to the state Admi
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LAKEHEAD - The U.S. Forest Service treated more than two dozen disadvantaged youngsters to a holiday celebration in the woods Saturday.
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This spring, the Obama administration announced that it would not pursue federal drug charges in cases where state medical-marijuana laws applied. Thirteen years after Californians passed Proposition 215, legalizing the medical use of the drug, the reduced threat of prosecution has suddenly brought cannabis out into the ope
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Surrounded by mountains, lakes and national forests, it seems only natural that Anderson High School would have a hiking club.
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Tickets on sale for refuge's crab feed Tickets are on sale for the 23rd annual Shasta Women's Refuge Crab Feed.
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1909: A fire had been started in the furnace of the electric-process iron smelter at Heroult. The flames were supposed to dry out the furnace in preparation for starting up the smelter to its full capacity in about a week. The daily production of 16 to 20 tons of pig iron was the next goal.
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COTTONWOOD Friday Receipts: 2,211; Dec. 4: 3,300.Compared with previous sale: Slaughter cows and bulls steady. Cattle under 650 pounds $3-$4 lower except 500- 650-pound steers steady. Yearlings $2-$4 lower on poor fat market. Off lots and singles $7-$20 below top offerings.
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MONDAY Privatization Evaluation Committee: 6:30 p.m., Community Room, Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave., 225-4061.
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We have all watched that chase scene on television where the bad guy's vehicle is chased by several law enforcement vehicles.
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Nearly a month after it was sold at a public foreclosure auction, the new owner of that high-profile building across from Redding City Hall has been officially identified.
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The medical marijuana collective next door to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office is, for now, closed - pushed to stop dispensing after a relentless campaign by Sheriff Clay Parker.
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Attempted murder was added Saturday to the charges against 27-year-old caregiver Rachel Ann Limon in the brutal beating of a 7-year-old Cottonwood boy.
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Here we are, immersed in Der Hollydaze and happy as pimentos in a spittoon.Which reminds me of a recent event. I went to Olive Garden the other night and accidentally kicked over one of the brass pimento
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click image for full-sized poster What: The Shasta College Community Chorale When: Dec 13, 3:15 p.m. Where: Shasta College Theatre Cost: $10 general admi
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If so, as this Wall Street Journal piece speculates based on a hit restaurant in LA, that could be good news for the owners of Redding's Tapas Downtown. Excerpt: THE FUTURE? Small-plates restaurants have been growing throughout the decade, but...
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For a long time now I have wanted to do a Hanukkah dinner, and this year it all fell into place, last night being the first night of Hanukkah. Of course I don't keep a Kosher kitchen - after all, I eat bacon, shrimp, and cheeseburgers - but still, it should be fun and interesting.I asked my friend Shelley to tel
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Are the last vestiges of discrimination silenced before they are seen?Are more lives lost when they are lives of color? Ask where are most abortion clinics located?Ask what percentages o
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Vertical gardening is any gardening that goes up and makes use of vertical space rather than using just the flat surface of the landscape. Vines growing up a nearby tree or ferns growing out of a rocky embankment are n
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I was left in tears after reading the horrific story of what has happened to the defenseless 7-year-old Cottonwood boy at the hands of his caregiver. I contacted Becca, of Becca's Café at 2083 Balls Ferry Road. She is a...
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Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe."Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who am your Mother? Are you not under my protecti
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A fire burned a home in the 1400 block of Hemlock Avenue in Anderson this morning.
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If you can, whip your own cream. But whatever you do, think before you buy this concoction of mysterious chemicals faking as food....
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a friend forwards this e-mail: If you had a hard copy subscription you would have been graced with a full-color pullout Tsunami Survival Guide. Is there something I need to know? Where exactly IS the ocean? If we do get...
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Buried at the bottom of this AP story about the Senate vote on a $1.1 trillion spending bill: Federal workers would receive pay increases averaging 2 percent, with people in areas with higher living costs receiving slightly higher increases. Once...
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And it came out all tender and sweet. Huh.InstrumentHer wish was that their daughter be introduced to music. She’d told him her hope, her desire, clutching his hands tight as the cancer coursed through her body.Their daughter had reached an age that seemed appropriate. He readied her for the music
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This one just came up for sale. It’s a really nice neighborhood near Simpson University and Lema Ranch. Nearby to terrific schools.
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The far northern Sacramento Valley can expect widespread rain today, while snow -- heavy at times -- will fall in the surrounding mountains above 4,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service.
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Redding's Win-River Casino saw a big drop starting in 2008, reports KHSL. According to Win-River's General Manager Gary Hayward, there have been fewer people in the casino and they've been spending less money. "Avid players became average players." ...Hayward says...
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Early this morning while most of you were sleeping,Sean, My brother Dan, and I hopped in the truck and head up the mountain.
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Enterprise High School Music Department Presents: A Victorian Christmas Celebration 2009  ”Who Killed The Kilt?”
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It was the kind of elation usually reserved for a game-winning shot. But when Kamie Langford's buzzer-beating 3-pointer found nothing but net to close the first half Friday, the Foothill High School girls basketball team had reason to celebrate.
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YAKS Koffee Shop , which has expanded to four locations in Redding, will soon downsize to three stor
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What is on your Christmas wish list? (Click here to answer.)
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Q: What should a buyer look for when shopping for a lot on which to build a house?
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Eaten out of hand, preserved, baked or juiced, the apple is one of the most versatile foods you can grow. Before sugar was ubiquitous, the apple could satisfy the sweet tooth. I really enjoy it when my two sons pick an apple for a healthy snack.
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In a hectic holiday season, a good place to chill can be in an unheated building surrounded by friends and garden clippings.
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Avoiding the well-publicized histrionics of other unions, Shasta County's probation officers this week quietly made a major concession that will save the county money and ease the pressure for layoffs in the face of falling tax revenues that continue to make even the most pessimistic forecasts look rosy.
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Is 'begging' now a job? Personal responsibility sounds great, but it seems to be a rare commodity these days, as Mark McCandlish implied in his Dec. 3 letter regarding the scammers that abound in the Redding area.
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In the 1970s and early '80s, having seized control of the U.N. apparatus (by power of numbers), Third World countries decided to cash in.
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Q: Do you support laws that forbid prayer in public schools?
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Adventists present Christmas pageant A Christmas pageant titled "God's Perfect Gift" will be presented at 5 p.m. today at Anderson Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2769 Balls Ferry Road.
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Today is Saturday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2009. There are 19 days left in the year.
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Tonya Davis sits at the big dining room table in the sunny kitchen of her home, nursing her 3-month-old daughter, Esperanza, and looking back at a year of blessing and hardship.
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A group of Anderson High School wrestlers was injured Friday morning when a school van they were riding in was hit by a car sliding through snow in Fall River Mills, officials said Friday.
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Got your H1N1 flu shot yet? Now's the time. The vaccine will be available to all Shasta County residents older than 6 months starting Thursday.
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RB police search for bank robbery suspect Red Bluff police are looking for a woman who robbed Umpqua Bank on Main Street on Thursday afternoon.
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Back when I was assigned to the East L.A. area, gangsters would pull up next to rival gang members at a stoplight and brandish a small pistol. The other driver, believing he was going to be shot at, would in many cases accelerate out into the intersection against the red light and more times than not, a collision would resu
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Rotarians to hold bicycle giveaway Redding Sunrise Rotary, the Roberts Foundation and Redding Rotary have joined to purchase 216 bicycles and helmets that will be given away from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 19.
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The greater Redding economy dove deeper into the dumps this summer, recent sales tax revenue projections for local government suggest.
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Two of Shasta County's elected leaders are calling for the federal government to listen to the public when it comes to road management and access.
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Jobless Californians are facing eviction and homelessness because the Employment Development Department (EDD) has been unable to deliver an estimated 119,000 checks for extended unemployment insurance benefits after the federal government approved extra money last month.
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All seven of the Shasta College entrants to the California Community College State Wrestling Championships advanced out of the first day of competition at Chabot College in Hayward.
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A 7-year-old boy, brutally assaulted between seven and 10 days earlier, was taken today from a Cottonwood home and later flown to U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
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It's obviously appalling and tragic that Julia Esther Rocafort lost her life while minding her own business in a car traveling down Oasis Road. But it was no less appalling and tragic when Linda Runyon was killed while just crossing...
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Ok, I know you can guess a couple of these. Here they are: Aspire, Esteem, Conquest, Legend, Encore, Accalim To see the rest...
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What: Writers Forum Read-around and Potluck When: Dec 12, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: In the Community Room at the New Redding Library, to the left, just inside the front door. The library is located near Redding City Hall and South City Park at…
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Gas Point Road is closed at Anthony Street in the Cottonwood area this evening because a crash has knocked down high-voltage power lines.
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A 41-year-old Shasta Lake man was sentenced today to 17 years in prison after being convicted in October of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence in connection with a fatal wreck in February.
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That would be Patterson Creek Co. of Fort Jones. Excerpt: ...Wreaths Unlimited, from Patterson Creek Co. near Mt. Shasta, sells lots of gorgeous wreaths made from fresh-cut evergreen and dried floral ingredients. But I especially adore this green snowflake, lower...
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Paula wins! Congratulations Paula on your correct guess. It is the brickwork on the building that is now Shasta High (formerly Shasta College building). Paula's prize is any milkshake on the menu at Leatherby's Family Creamery located at 1670 Market...
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Despite steady rain, more that 100 off-highway vehicle enthusiasts rallied outside Shasta Trinity National Forest offices near Airport Road today in protest of forest officials' decisions to close a number of logging and other roads to the public.
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E-mail received from Ed Rullman of the Best Western Hilltop Inn/C.R. Gibbs: Good Morning... It is finally here! The "Ribbon Cutting" for Redding's Hospitality Blvd on Hilltop Drive at 4:30 (today) in the lobby of The Best Western Hilltop Inn....
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A group of Anderson High School wrestlers were injured this morning when a high school van they were riding in got in a traffic collision in Fall River Mills, a school official said today.
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Southbound Interstate 5 in Siskiyou County closed for a short time this morning because of an accident but reopened around 10:30 a.m. about 3 miles south of Edgewood.
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The management staff at Crestwood Wellness and Recovery CenterI feel very blessed to have the opportunity to earn a living, a good living, while serving o
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Red Bluff police are seeking a woman who robbed a bank Thursday afternoon.
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Do you know what and where this is located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess what and where the mystery photo is located, you'll win as your prize a...
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What a great day to turn 16. My Son Sean awakened today to a sister who who planned and plotted an early morning scavenger hunt for her brother. She strategically placed notes around the house that eventually lead to a decorated truck in the spirit of a celebration and with gifts hidden inside.Then Liz and the kids took off
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From USA Today: The number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal salary data. Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of...
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Snow in the foothills and mountains surrounding Redding this morning has prompted the California Department of Transportation to post chain restrictions on some roads.
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Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that fully consumed a pickup this morning in the Marie Callenders parking lot on Hilltop Drive in Redding.
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Or 'NorCal's Pot Paradise,' as they dubbed it. "Fair and balanced" or not, this little item garnered more than 400 comments....
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Today we feature a good sized Redding Ranch Style, down by the river. Listed as a a 1961 3/2 of about 2040 sq ft, it seems to have been remodeled a bit. It’s on a large 80 X 150 lot too, which is plenty big for most folks. At just $90 per sq ft asking price, we felt it was wo
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Caught a very interesting talk last night: Timothy Pappas, Shasta County's assistant public defender and the former DA up in Siskiyou County, lecturing on the Constitution to some 30 members of the Redding Tea Party. I was curious to hear...
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Another reason our electric rates are rising so fast. From EarthTimes: PORTLAND, Ore. - (Business Wire) Iberdrola Renewables has executed another long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with M-S-R Public Power Agency for the entire output from its 50-megawatt Big Horn...
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Shasta County health officials say enough swine flu vaccine has arrived in the county that it can now be offered to all residents. Up to now, vaccines against the H1N1 virus have been limited to populations most at risk. Swine flu usually isn’t…
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It will be a day of sporadic showers in the Redding area before a better chance for rain moves in Saturday.
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There's not much of a story here. Jim Gaffigan is funny. I see he's doing commercials for eBay.He's my Facebook friend.And I need a laugh.Comedian Jim Gaffigan, your Video Friday.Waffle HouseBolognaHoliday TraditionsCakeHot
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Photographs rekindle memories. With one of my photo albums, I can transport myself back to a cool November hiking trip around Lake Oroville. Richard and I got up early on a
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Disclaimer: I do not necessarily support all of the content of this video. I am sharing this because I found it to be thought provoking and worthy of reflection.Also, for the politically sensitive, this is NOT a Pro-Republican video. No where in the content does it promote support of the Republican party, r
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click image for full-sized poster. What: “It’s A Wonderful Life… A Live Radio Play” When: Friday and Saturday Dec.
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Get outta town to a neighboring North State county this weekend and experience some of these weekend events: Del Norte Crescent City - Dec. 13, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Homes for the Holidays. Habitat fo
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The original downtown location of Bella Vista was not where it is today. It was a little over a mile away near the end of Meyer Road. Today's downtown location is at Highway 299 and Deschutes Road.
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Since childhood, I've maintained a strong belief that our pets are merely people wrapped in furry skin. During my toddler years as an only child in our McArthur household, I put a lot of love and trust in the dogs that shared our home.
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LONDON - Yes, there is something more foreign than being offered kippered herring for your breakfast. It's being offered PopOffsets for your conscience.
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All Saints' Episcopal Church Thrift Shop has donated $2,000 to Power to Seniors.
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It's hard not to feel gloom, even a bit of despair, over the abrupt collapse of New Directions to Hope.
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Merry Hyatt's campaign to require Christmas carols in public schools is not an unsympathetic cause at first glance. Further reading of the article, however, shows that her motives are gravely misguided.
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The Cottonwood Community Library will hold its 10th annual Christmas Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Five homes will be showcased.
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Redding resident Margery Ada McAleer will sign her first book "Doing Time in Q" at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Community Room at the Redding Library.
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When club membership increased from eight to 25 members just since October, the Anderson River Park Flyers decided to refurbish a landing strip near Dodson Lane. Members plan to show off the park and their skills at an event tentatively planned for April.
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A new, wider and more stable trail up Lassen Peak could include a temporary toilet, testing the possibility of a high-country potty.
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SACRAMENTO - A Red Bluff-based California Highway Patrol officer received the governor's Medal of Valor on Thursday for saving the life of a fellow CHP officer while under gunfire last December.
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In 2002, a whopping record run of more than 450,000 chinook swamped Battle Creek. The recent low numbers reflect an ongoing crash of the Sacramento's salmon returns.
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A few dozen hard-core bicycle commuters fanned out over Redding early last year, armed with a checklist and a critical eye.These two-wheeled volunteers evaluated street shoulder width, estimated traffic volumes and noted whether light signals acknowledged them at intersections.
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Clay Walker to play at 2010 Shasta fair Country music artist Clay Walker will be the entertainment headliner at next summer's Shasta District Fair in Anderson, fair officials announced Thursday.
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WASHINGTON - If any further evidence were needed of the distance between running for president and being president, it came Thursday in Oslo as President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.
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A Redding woman was left stunned and confused when someone purporting to be from the American Red Cross called her in the early morning to tell her that her younger brother had been killed fighting in Iraq.
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Today is Friday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2009. There are 20 days left in the year.
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The Shasta County Peace Officers Association made wage concessions Thursday, though they weren't even in negotiations.
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Donovan Hillan might transfer to another school district next year.
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Beginning Jan. 1, north state anglers no longer will have to spend $6.30 to fish legally in the Sacramento River below Keswick Dam.
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When you travel to other countries, you find that foods that seem completely bizarre to you are just ordinary, everyday dishes to the people of that culture. In Malaysia, for example, curried hard-boiled eggs are a very common Muslim street food. Whenever I saw people selling them, I would make a face, until finally the
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Artist, furniture maker and chef, Dan Ferrarese will treat 2nd Saturday ArtHop guests to Croqembouche, a special event or festive cake made with Bavarian cream, ganache, puff pastries and spun sugar, often used at weddings and holidays. Dan’s version will…
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The Shasta County Professional Peace Officers Association made concessions today, though they weren’t even in negotiations.
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Our friend Kyle, of Rather-Be-Shopping.com website (coupons galore and frugal living information), sends this uplifting local story our way… It seems all I ever hear is how bad customer service is this time of year. Crowded stores and overworked emplo
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Country music artist Clay Walker will be the entertainment headliner at next summer’s Shasta District Fair in Anderson, fair officials announced today.
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Why is Los Lobos one of the coolest bands on the planet? Go buy a ticket to their show at the Cascade Theatre tonight and find out. There are still some great seats available to see the three-time Grammy winners.
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My current utility bill comes with a "friendly reminder" that REU rates will rise 7.84 percent in January. Page 156 of the city's current biennial budget says REU's planning on a 9.10 percent "rate adjustment" in fiscal 2011, a 9.10...
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...A very unique book, both in content and layout.
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Avoid polycarbonate plastic in food containers. Check the bottom/underside of the product. If you see "PC" (usually in or near the recycling triangle) signifying polycarbonate plastic, do not purchase it. Often a number "7" on the bottom in the recycling...
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A notice, in holiday-themed red ink, that just came with my municipal utility bill: "Scavenging From Recycling Carts - Once your recycling cart has been placed at the curb for collection, the contents become property of the City of Redding....
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You won't hear about it from the protestant churches.You wont hear about it in the secular and anti-catholic media.You wont hear about it from Muslims...... from Buddhists..... from ????? But hundreds, and thousands are leaving other faiths (or no Faith at all) and joining the
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A 66-year-old Trinity Center man died today after he lost control of his truck on Highway 3 and it crashed into a tree, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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The cover of the Dec. 14 New Yorker, below, mocking our commander in chief's much-remarked-upon propensity to genuflect before foreign royalty, should be of as much concern to Messers. Gibbs, Axelrod and Obama as a 47 percent Gallup approval rating....
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The largest Catholic Evangelization Program in my lifetime is about to begin. Thousands of television commercials will be showed during prime-time inviting separated brothers and sisters back to the church.This same campaign was conduct last year in another state and almost 100,000 catholcs returned
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Well, not really. Here's an obscure provision in the city municipal code that Scott Mobley brought to light some time back: 13.12.060 Spinning tops on sidewalks. No person shall spin any top having a metal peg upon any stone or...
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Identical twins Maybell and Isabell were born in 1904 to John and Fredericka Diestelhorst in Redding and lived in the house shown in the photo. Maybell and her sister lived their entire lives on the family ranch established by their...
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1. Christmas Holiday Spectacular 5 to 10 p.m. weekdays, and 5 to 10 p.m. vendors and light show on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 27 at Shasta District Fair grounds, 1890 Briggs St. in Anderson. Features an ice skating rink, photos with Santa, indoor vendors, light show and live entertainment. Admission $5, f
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Penelope Joy’s “re-creations” are meant to be used strictly for visual enjoyment.
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It’s an unlikely culinary landmark, this round cedar building on Park Marina near the riverfront in Redding. But Homecraft Breads has called it home for nearly 15 years and Redding-born chef Matthew Kelsay hopes to make it famous with his “twisted” sandwiches and imaginative soups and salads.
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Pizza. Beer. Sometimes simple is all we need. While take-and-bakes or discount-priced pies bring some sense of fulfillment to the pizza-craving population, it's hard to beat a night out with some friends, sharing conversation over a homemade pie, washing the hot, cheesy mess down with a frosty cold one. Of course, throw in
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• Calling All Golfers • Visit Vineyard in Vina • Open House Special • Taste at “Last Drop”
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From Reuters: As more children grow up playing video games, educators are partnering with game developers and scientists to create new interactive experiences for the classroom. ..."As long as games are designed to be engaging, exciting and competitive I think...
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Join the artists of the Mountain Arts Cooperative Gallery as they celebrate thier first holiday season. What: Mountain Arts Cooperative Gallery Small Works Show When: Thr
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A 71-year-old Sacramento man, who wasn't wearing his seat belt, suffered major injuries this morning when his pickup drifted into a guard rail on Interstate 5.
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Today’s FDotD looks like a good example of a cozy home on a suburban Redding street in Summer. Of course, today it’s actually a vacant REO on a cold December morning, but hey, it’s just a photograph, right? We feel certain it could resemble that photo again next Summer.
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Unlike the past, the future held choices. Bright opportunities. He could choose which path to take, it would be his decision to move forward, not simply to leap from another sinking ship.Yet there was a comfort in his situation, a dullness that had weight. He could choose to wrap up with it, deal with the things he di
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So I got up this morning and — like a lot of you – took my first cup of coffee over to ANewsCafe to see what was new. In the lead was Doug Mudford’s latest ”Reflections In a Mirror (While Shaving),” one…
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A National Weather Service automated temperature sensor at Redding Municipal Airport recorded a low temperature of 19 degrees early this morning. That reading sets a new record low for the date for Redding.
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This month’s tasting was graciously hosted by Bruce and Doni. Our regular group of tasters was joined by several guest tasters, including Marni and John Rapf, owners of Buttercreek Ranch Vineyards in Hyampom who shared their succulent Trinity Noir -…
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What would you think if someone told you about a sophisticated system contained within a relatively small space with trillions of its residents taking on roles of engaged managers, creative agents, adept healers or ruthless killers? This isn’t a video…
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When I was younger, my cars tended to be sleek and fast. As I have “matured,” they are boxier and slower. We have become our cars. In a belated effort to again be sleek and fast, I bought a lit
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The Redding Improv Players embark on a new adventure with their first non-improvisational production, “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll,” written by Eric Bogosian. Improv Player, Russell Piette talks about the cast, the show and the spirit of Christmas.
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The purpose of Christianity, the meaning of life, the goal of the spiritual life, and the answer to all our questions is love. Jesus says over and over again that he wants us to love one another, to love our neighbors as ourselves, to love God with all our hearts and souls and mind and strength, to love as he loves us
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I am 55, with three standalone marathons and 13 marathons included as the last leg of Ironman competitions, and more than 40 at half that distance.
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Aunt Sheli's Deli in downtown Redding has opened for business.
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With a sweeping bow to reality, President Barack Obama unveiled his second economic stimulus program Tuesday.
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A lot of factors are weighing down the Shasta County budget - shrinking retail sales, falling property values, the loss of help from an insolvent state.
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OK, so out of 10 radical, ridiculous and redundant ideas one seems to have some early consensus - free lot in Stillwater Business Park.
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2009. There are 21 days left in the year.
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Family was riding ATV when boy was injured A 5-year-old boy who suffered major injuries in an all-terrain vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon near Big Bend was riding with three other family members on the ATV, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.
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Snow trips, wine tasting and golf are just some of the offerings in a holiday drawing to benefit Redding's People of Progress.
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Rescue personnel tend to the driver of a Mini Cooper that crashed head-on into a cement truck on Deschutes Road in the Bella Vista area Wednesday morning.
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SHASTA LAKE - With a lean operating budget, Shasta Lake has long relied on state and federal grants to help fund a variety of projects - from street improvements to water line replacements.
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Thanksgiving may be over, but that isn't stopping a group of Shasta Lake School students from showing community leaders they appreciate them.
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A Redding man whose Buick became wedged under a downtown Redding home in late November rear-ended a pickup a day earlier and was cited for not having insurance.
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Two retired police officers who now testify as expert witnesses in officer-involved shooting cases say it appears Redding police were justified when they fired more than 30 rounds at a bank robbery suspect Monday.
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The Redding Municipal Airport hit 16 degrees Wednesday morning, setting an all-time low and wreaking a little havoc on local plumbing.
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The suspect gunned down by police Monday after apparently robbing a Redding bank went from being an honor student at one of Northern California's wealthiest high schools to spending his nights in a downtown motel plotting robbery heists.
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Foreclosure activity in Shasta County in November dipped to its lowest point in a year.Shasta County had 276 filings last month, a 33 percent decline from the 413 recorded in October, and the fewest since 188 in November 2008, online database RealtyTrac reported today.
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The American Christian Academy boys basketball team moved its record to 3-2 with a road victory Wednesday against Redding Adventist, 43-40.
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SHASTA LAKE - As new tournament hosts, the Falcons did more stealing than giving.The Central Valley High School girls basketball team opened action in its own Lehigh tournament with a 63-39 victory over Trinity on Wednesday.
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There are times when you have to admit that you were wrong.For me, I remember looking in on the Shasta College women's basketball team during a practice last month and frequently wincing at the amount of turnovers being made.
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How old were you when you asked “Is Santa real?”
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Self-described schizophrenic, Kathleen Evans exercises both sides of her brain with an acuity for building airplanes and painting watercolors.  I got a glimpse into the life of the artist with a multi-tasking cerebrum when I visited her Igo studio.
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ANDERSON — Southbound traffic on Interstate 5 was estimated to be backed up for two miles following a two-vehicle traffic accident this evening near Deschutes Road.
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Two Shasta Lake men pleaded guilty this week for their roles in what was described as a large West Coast methamphetamine ring, officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento said today.
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The Shasta County Sheriff’s office this afternoon released the names of the seven Redding Police officers involved with the Monday pursuit or shooting of a bank robbery suspect Brandon Reuter.
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RED BLUFF — A 44-year-old Tehama County man has been sentenced to more than 32 years in prison in connection with a 2008 home invasion and robbery, prosecutors with the Tehama County District Attorney’s Office announced today.
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Fire crews from Mountain Gate and Shasta Lake have joined California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection crews to extinguish a fire at the Fawndale Lodge and RV Resort.
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Lots of people still remember when Penney's was located in downtown Redding when downtown was a busy, lively, and thriving place. The first Redding Penney's store opened in 1926 at 1449 Market Street when there were just over 500 stores...
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Dear Lynne: How odd that we call an apple an apple, a squash a squash, but we say an “ear” of corn meaning a cob of corn. Where does the expression “ear of corn” come from? — George, Who May Have Too Much Time on His Hands Dear George: Too much time on your hands? No. It’s an intriguing question, but
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I do hope Don Bird doesn't go too far with taking the law into his own hands. Letter: Citizen will try to arrest politician Chico Enterprise-Record Posted: 12/09/2009 12:32:43 AM PST I will be attempting a "citizens arrest" for Assemblyman...
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A Mini Cooper reportedly collided with a cement truck headed to a job site in Burney this morning on Deschutes Road, about a half-mile south of Highway 299 in Bella Vista.
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The 5-year-old boy who suffered major injuries in an ATV crash Tuesday was riding with three other family members on the same quad-runner, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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Here’s another bank-owned home in Meadow Oaks. The last one that came up here a few days ago went pending in 5 days on the market. A lot of these homes originally sold for more than they are now worth so there are probably some more underwater neighbors around. That’s rough on
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The Redding Municipal Airport hit 16 degrees this morning, setting a new all-time low.
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Nearly six years later the city's trying to sell the 82-acre Stratte property, bought for $1.5 million borrowed from REU to "maintain...the quality of life the residents have come to enjoy and expect in our area.'' Alas no takers yet...
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Herger on the federal agency's greenhouse gas emissions ruling. The rest of his statement here....
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The prompt words over at Three Word Wednesday are grave, lithe and offend.Meat LockerSmoke hangs over her head, gray storm clouds building each time she exhales a lungful of air.Despite the baggy clothing, she’s lithe, slick, boyish. She hides
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  Author Emily Martens, a 2006 graduate of Trinity High School and the Shasta College Connection Program, recently released her debut novel, “The Shards of Morning.̶
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What: Poetry Open Mic at Sue’s Java Cafe When: Dec. 9, 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Sue’s Java Cafe, 1712 Churn Creek Road We welcome presenters of original poetry, poetry with music/dance, favorite poems/poets, storytellers, songwriters, and all those who like to listen. Presented b
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Where is your favorite North State spot for sledding? (Click here to answer.)
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The Cottonwood Community Library is hosting the 2009 Christmas Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
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President Barack Obama keeps talking about the jobs his administration is "creating," but there are more people unemployed now than before he took office. How can there be more unemployment after so many jobs have been "created"?
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Monday afternoon's fatal shooting of a bank-robbery suspect by Redding police officers is a waste of a young man's life. It's all the more senseless given the revelation that the suspect, identified as a 20-year-old from Los Gatos, was armed with nothing more dangerous than a BB gun.
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Well it looks like the city of Redding has decided to purchase the building off Caterpillar Road, on the outskirts of town.
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Forget sugar plums and candy canes, the holiday season is all about cookies.
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2009. There are 22 days left in the year.
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Three years ago at Christmastime, Gail Santiago and her family were down on their luck.Santiago was an unemployed, single mom, receiving shut-off notices for utilities and struggling to pay rent. To have any holiday festivity at that time would have been a miracle.
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A trio of rare Pacific fishers will be released today onto timberland in the far northern Sierra - the first of 40 to be set free on Sierra Pacific Industries property over the next three years.
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Emergency medical personnel were sent to aid a 5-year-old boy who suffered major injuries Tuesday in an apparent quad-runner rollover on private property in the Round Mountain area of eastern Shasta County.
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Despite a tough economy that has seen many rein in their charitable giving, the Shasta Regional Community Foundation in Redding saw its assets grow 7.6 percent from 2007 to 2008.
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Redding Municipal Airport reported 17 degrees some time between midnight and 2 a.m. today, matching the all-time low set on Jan. 20, 1937.
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The Shasta Union High School District board voted unanimously Tuesday night to stop participating in the Shasta-Trinity ROP program.
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Five Redding police officers shot about 30 times at a 20-year-old robbery suspect who was holding a BB pistol, killing him after he took $3,000 at gunpoint from a bank teller Monday afternoon, officials announced Tuesday at a news conference.
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Some recent fatal officer-involved shootings in the north state.
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Emotions ran high Tuesday as union representatives voiced their displeasure with measures being considered by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors to close a $7.5 million budget gap caused by continually declining tax revenue.
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Redding inched closer Tuesday to enacting comprehensive regulations on medical marijuana cultivation and cannabis club locations when the Planning Commission voted to endorse new zoning.
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SHASTA LAKE - The Central Valley High School boys basketball team never trailed through 32 minutes of play in Tuesday's Lehigh Tournament opener on the Falcons' home floor.
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The 2009-10 season could be an outstanding season for the Northern Section, not only on the state level, but nationally as well.
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The U-Prep girls basketball team got 24 points from Kimmy Micheletti in a 47-37 home win over Champion Christian on Tuesday.
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Redding inched closer Tuesday to enacting comprehensive regulations on medical marijuana cultivation and cannabis club locations when the Planning Commission voted to endorse new zoning.
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It was 19/-7 this morning. I know that is just laughably warm by the standards of someone in, say, Barrow, Alaska, or Minnesota or Wisconsin or Switzerland, but for us here in Northern California, it's really frickin' cold. Our houses were not built with that kind of cold in mind. Last night I put a lamp - a regular table l
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A problem that forced the temporary closure of Redding.com comments has been resolved and story comments are available again.
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Emergency personnel were sent this afternoon to reports that a 5-year-old boy was hurt in a quad runner accident on private property in the Round Mountain area of eastern Shasta County.
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Long-time readers of the Redding.com blogs will remember sportswriter John Ryan, who sensibly moved on to further his education down at Sacramento State University. Well, did you notice Sunday's engagement announcement?...
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Authorities responded this afternoon to a man who fell off an embankment on North Market Street after reportedly relieving himself.
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Who goes shopping for a white dress on Black Friday? For all her life and half of mine, I've imagined watching my daughter try on a wedding gown. Never once did I picture it taking place in a gridlocked mall on the worst possible shopping day of the year.
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The Shasta-Trinity ROP board of trustees took no action today on Shasta Union High School District proposal to take over administration of the ROP.
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A crew of Redding firefighters was called to fire department headquarters to clear smoke from an office, according to scanner reports.
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RED BLUFF — Two Tehama County jail inmates have been charged with attempted murder in connection with a Nov. 26 assault of another inmate, officials with the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office announced today.
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Five Redding police officers shot around 30 times at a 20-year-old robbery suspect who was holding a BB pistol, killing him after he took $3,000 at gunpoint from a bank teller Monday afternoon, officials announced today at a press conference.
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Yes. The use of chain gangs was initiated by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors in 1863. The practice continued at least through 1878. All county jail prisoners incarcerated for over 30 days were forced to participate. Balls and chains...
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Record Searchlight Reporter Dylan Darling is live blogging from today's 11 a.m. press conference at the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
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Tom Waits, that is (b. Dec. 7, 1949, in Pomona) Nice YouTube video that uses some bits from the movie "Smoke." object width="425" height="344">...
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So happy to come home to a flow of orders over at DarcyArts! Squiddies are going off to new homes this crisp winter. Catnip squids and adorable squids for people are charming the peeps. I sold my first curly star and I’ve got them waiting to be sewn in pink and purple, too. I made a couple of [...]
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From the Chico paper: VINA --The Abbey of New Clairvaux has been awarded a $20,000 grant toward reconstruction of the vaulted ceiling of the medieval chapter house on the monastery grounds in Vina. The grant by the McConnell Fund of...
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A new website has launched in Redding, aimed at disseminating information about medical marijuana collectives and creating a sort of MySpace for local users. The site, created by local webmaster Baran Galocy, is just getting started, but there is some info…
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A fire in an outbuilding this morning on Ashwood Lane near Hawthorne Avenue was quickly extinguished by the homeowner, according to dispatch reports.
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One thing you can say about Montana residents: They are not fair-weather Sarah Palin fans. Former Record Searchlight reporter Rob Rogers writes about Palin's visit to the Borders book store in Billings. The 5 a.m. update: "As temperatures dipped to 6 below this morning, more than 150 people had staked out
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Victor Ireland reportedly started Gaijinworks here in 2006. He's now reportedly about to do some work with Sunsoft, a legendary Japanese outfit. Interesting the companies that fly below the radar in the north state. My hunch is Ireland wasn't recruited...
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We speculated at length on the purpose of the evident hogwire covering the front porch, and finally decided it was to protect occupants from thrown beer bottles. You may need that protection and more at the end of the road in Doyle California, a mere 150 miles away from Redding. We’re not sure
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Redding Municipal Airport recorded a low of 18 degrees some time between 6 and 7 a.m. today, according to preliminary National Weather Service figures. That reading breaks the record low for the date of 20 degrees, set near downtown in 1972.
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The prompt word at OneWord was “enhance.” Creative writing in 60 seconds.She was bandaged head-to-toe in gauzy white, the recent recipient of a comprehensive makeover. This wasn’t some check-under-the-hood, kick the tires kind of enhancement. This was the real-deal.S
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Judge Eaton’s Wedding Garden Do You Remember Judge Eaton’s Garden? I’d like to know if you do. And here’s why . . .  A lot of us in Shasta County know someone who was
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North State musician, Garrett Viggers will appear tonight at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA. He is currently on a nearly two-month tour with Jim Brickman’s “Beautiful World” Christmas Tour. Garrett plays the hammered and lap dulcimer alongside electric violinist…
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With the holiday rush and busy work schedules, we all could use a couple of tips and laughs to help us accomplish our tasks at this time of year. All of a sudden you find yourself climbing a ladder with…
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What: Winterfest 2009 followed by ArtHop When: Sat., Dec. 12 12 - 5 p.m. Participating businesses will offer specials. Come meet your neighbors! 5 - 9 p.m. 2nd Saturday ArtHop Where: The Atrium at the Placer Street entrance to Market Street Promenade For a map of participatingR
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What is your funniest holiday shopping story? (Click here to answer.)
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We were near this Happy Valley home today, and took some photos. As we recalled it, it was said to have views, although no examples were provided. Indeed it does. It’s a lovely 2002 home on the view side of Amber Ridge at the very end of the cul de sac. It’s a large lot. It’s
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The Enterprise Hornets and Paradise Bobcats dominated the All Eastern Athletic League football selections, placing 16 players on the squad.
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Redding-area residents woke up Monday to a thin, crusty layer of white on car hoods and rooftops.
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A suspect in a bank robbery was shot and killed in a flurry of gunfire Monday afternoon as he allegedly tried to flee from Redding police.
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SHASTA LAKE - On the same day a partner in North Star Craft Brewery announced by e-mail the business had closed, ownership of the building that housed the brewery apparently went back to the bank.
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The north state’s lone ski area continues to receive decent marks for environmental friendliness, but it could do more to be green, say the groups who did the grading.
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You know, maybe this idea is not "radical" enough, but common sense dictates ...
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It's the holiday season, so optimism is in the air, not least among California Republicans. As they head into next year's election, they sound like they have before one major election after another since 1992. Trouble is, little of that earlier happy talk ever materialized.
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What's the point in designing a freeway project that there's no money to build? It's simple. By the time the economy revives and the cash to build starts flowing, it will be too late to start planning.
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A Women's Fund community forum today will focus on job options for low-income women.
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Merry Hyatt has found allies in her quest to put an initiative on the ballot next year requiring public schools to play Christmas carols.
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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2009. There are 23 days left in the year.
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Mercy Medical Center in Redding has a new CEO.Mark Korth, 41, will take over the hospital's top position on Dec. 31, Mercy officials announced Monday morning.
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Pearl Harbor survivors Monday marked the 68th anniversary of the Japanese attack that brought the United States into World War II.
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Lowe's Heroes, a companywide volunteer initiative, recently partnered with Canyonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Redding.
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Holding your grown son hostage may seem extreme, but getting the annual family Christmas card written is just that important, former Shasta resident Brian Swagerty says.
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Oh, the games you could win with the players named to the All Eastern Athletic League volleyball team.With a collection of hitters that includes Red Bluff's Jaklyn Wheeler, Enterprise's Ravien Lawson, Foothill's Nicole Juliana and Pleasant Valley's Kiley Mansfield, the All EAL team is as good as it gets.
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Hey, mom and dad, can your kid sink free throws?If so, then get them to the Redding Elks' Hoop Shoot on Saturday for the free competition at Alta Mesa Elementary School.
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What: Terra Madre Day at Llano Seco Rancho Chico, Ca. When: Dec 10 Free ranch tours scheduled at 1 and 4 p.m. Appetizers - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Dessert - 6:30 to 9 p.m. Where: Llano Seco Rancho Chico, Ca. Cost: Meal Tickets are $22 Slow Food International has&
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From aspartame to splenda to the naturally sweet herb, stevia....
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A bank robbery suspect was shot and killed in a flurry of gunfire this afternoon as he allegedly tried to flee from Redding police.
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As expected, the number of homes sold in November declined after two months of sales increases as first-time buyers bought before knowing the federal tax credit would be extended. 163 homes sold in November, up slightly from 152 during the same period of 2008.  84% of these homes sold were priced below $300,000.
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Sometimes a guy’s got "No Particular Place to Go" on the Internet and just finds himself YouTubing Chuck Berry videos for a few hours. Why Chuck? Well, in addition to people
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The Shasta-Trinity National Forest started a prescribed burn today near Jones Valley that will continue over the next two to three days.
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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 my be useful or informative to others. The following are their specific inquires and…
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Pearl Harbor survivors, as well as their many admirers, marked today the 68th anniversary of the Japanese attack that forever changed the world.
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CalTax highlights a nasty Catch-22 that snagged a disabled Siskiyou County woman: Taxpayer Can't Get a Refund of Tax Not Owed. Victoria Soufflet, a severely disabled taxpayer from Siskiyou County, overpaid her 2001 income tax by $622, but can't get...
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Two quick round trips to San Francisco in the last five days have cured me of my “oh, it’s such a long trip” fear. Google Maps gave me a really straightforward way to get directly to my daughter’s door in the southern (I think) Mission (near McLaren Park). San Francisco’s diagonal set up, or at
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I made a big mistake in the story I wrote that was published in Friday's paper on "The Big Store". In the story I mentioned only one house remained of the three founders of the Big Store. That was...
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From ScienceDaily: Major Impacts of Climate Change Expected on Mental Health ScienceDaily (Dec. 7, 2009) -- Leading mental health researchers are warning that some of the most important health consequences of climate change will be on mental health, yet this...
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Mark Korth takes over the hospital’s top position on Dec. 31, Mercy officials announced this morning.
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Everywhere you turn there are sexual images taunting men. Here is an average, ever so common ad on Facebook and many other advertising venues.Men are aroused by their sense of sight. When a man sees a picture like this, he
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A traffic stop in Rancho Tehama lead to the arrest of a 24-year-old man on suspicion of vehicle theft, the Tehama County Sheriff's Office reported today.
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This contemporary vision of habitat is in one of the nicer semi-rural neighborhoods northeast of Redding. It’s not far at all from exclusive Tierra Oaks Golf Course, and less-exclusive-but-still-very-nice
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A 23-year-old Redding man who allegedly stabbed a woman at the Circle K market on Westside Road was arrested Sunday with a hate crime enhancement, police reported.
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A 19-year-old man who reported being robbed at a Chevron gasoline station in east Redding was later arrested for illegally selling the pain medication Oxycontin, police reported today.
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Big event of the week in Redding art circles is the reception for our own Troy Hawkins on Tuesday evening at Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant. Troy, co-founder of ArtHop and an accomplished artist, teacher and jewelry-maker, will show “Journal Entries,”…
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Redding residents hoping to wake up this morning to snow on the ground were disappointed.
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RetailShe works retail, which isn’t so bad, she thinks. The staccato hours cut into time with friends and the manager’s a real jerk, but there’s a paycheck every two weeks and a decent discount on clothing. Folding overpriced T-shirts wasn’t as lofty as her childhood goals, princess or ballerina, but it beat t
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Phil: Well, Steve, it’s been a month or so since Halloween, that means we’re about seven months into “The Holidays,” as we so joyfully refer to them. Do you have your Christmas
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Chris Fiscus is my new daughter-in-law’s father, a good man, a gifted writer of father-of-the-bride toasts and a heck of a good cook. He prepared these ribs for a family engagement dinner that honored Josh and Kat at the Fiscus home. I was blown…
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The first ARTsMART “Artist of the Month” isn’t one, but two.  Together, they create a unique art concept: Artist Fusion. Aaron Sangenitto from Tattooz Ink and Mike Morgan ow
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The average interest rate for a 30-year mortgage dropped to a record low of 4.71 percent this week, pushed down by an aggressive government campaign to reduce borrowing costs. The rate is the lowest since the mortgage finance company began tracking…
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What: Reception for “Journal Entries” - A new series of abstract expressionistic paintings by Troy Hawkins When: Dec. 8, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant Troy Hawkins: “Based on more than two years of journaling about specific memories
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What: Women’s Fund Community Forum on Barriers to Employment for Low-Income Women When: Dec. 8, 12 to 1:15 p.m. Cost: Free. But RSVP to 244-1219 or info@sha
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Shasta County's only microbrewery has closed.Robert Kehoe, co-owner of North Star Craft Brewery, sent out an e-mail Friday night that said poor sales and the economy have forced the business to shut down.
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Here are the winners from Saturday's 2009 Redding Lighted Christmas Parade
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Mel Fisher of Jones Valley still vividly remembers that bright and sunny morning at Pearl Harbor on this day 68 years ago when flames and smoke began to blot out the sky.
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A weather system packed with cold air from Canada will bring a chance for snow in Redding this morning, the National Weather Service forecast.
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Transportation planners are pushing ahead with efforts to widen Interstate 5 through Redding despite long odds bulldozers will move any dirt before 2025.
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This holiday season, it may be tempting to take a "holiday" from a healthy lifestyle.
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Back in 1960, California adopted the Master Plan for Higher Education. It was a three-tiered system. At the top was the research and Ph.D.-granting University of California. Next was what is now renamed the California State University. Finally, there were the two-year community colleges.
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Politicians have wrapped themselves in the flag for years. Do they have to wrap themselves in Christmas tinsel too?
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While Diane E. Hawthorne (letter, last Monday) sees the need for President Obama to "mend fences" by going around the world on his Rev. Wright lite tour - i.e., blame America first - I don't.
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Today is Monday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2009. There are 24 days left in the year.
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Shasta College's Tim Navarrete and Dustin Reid won their weight classes at the North Regional wrestling tournament at Sacramento City College on Saturday.
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A few weeks ago, the Knights were stumbling to a 1-3 start.Now the Shasta College women's basketball team has done something its predecessors haven't done since 2000: win its own tournament.
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What is your Christmas Eve tradition? (Click here to answer.)
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Maybe one of the most tormenting of all holiday songs...
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Thanks to a_kosmos for my lovely snowflake cookie!
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There you stood on the edge of your feather,Expecting to fly.While I laughed, I wondered whetherI could wave goodbye,Knowin' that you'd gone.By the summer it was healing,We had said goodbye.All the years we'd spent with feelingEnded with a cry,Babe,
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Excerpt from the New York Post remembrance and, below, a YouTube clip from the "Gimme Shelter" documentary that leads up to Meredith Hunter's stabbing death. Forty years ago today at a California racetrack, Mick Jagger stood on the edge of...
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Just a few shots......
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Click here for the amazing videoThe Year of the Priest...... Check it out!
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Funny but serious comment on a Sacramento Bee story on our weather outlook: Ok, here's the scoops for those of you not used to driving in snow from one who lived in snow states for 50 years: 1. SLOW DOWN....
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October 13th 1917, Fatima, Portugal. FACT: Over 70,000 witnesses watched the sun spinning in the sky before plummeting towards the earth, in an extraordinary prophesised event, which became known as ‘The Mirac
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