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January 12th, 2010

I don't think our assemblyman will be voting for Tom Ammiano's bill to legalize marijuana. He sends a statement on the bill, which narrowly passed the Public Safety Committee today: SACRAMENTO - AB 390, a bill that would allow for...
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ForeclosureRadar a website that tracks California foreclosures, issued its monthly California Foreclosure Report for December 2009. Foreclosure activity dropped dramatically in December, especially when looked at on a daily average basis. For example while Notices of Default
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Shasta County Sheriff's deputies have rescued a person who was stuck in a creek off Deschutes Road in Bella Vista.
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From the Valley-Post: Following several postponements to give city planners another chance to chat with store owners and managers at the Shasta Outlets shopping center, the City of Anderson finally held a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed $10 million...
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A Redding couple told police they armed themselves with a handgun prior to confronting the man they claimed was threatening their family members before striking out Friday night for a drive-by slaying, court documents reveal.
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Convenient location close to Hilltop shopping and walking trails. Spacious floor plan with large covered patio and paved RV parking.
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I did some 2nd Saturday ArtHopping last weekend and a few key thoughts occurred to me. • At first it seemed like the numbers of people participating might be down, but several venues reported having excellent nights. • When I see people…
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A Shasta County jury began deliberations late this afternoon in the death penalty phase of a 28-year-old Redding man who was convicted in October of brutally murdering a 35-year-old Redding woman and then dumping her body near Whiskeytown Cemetery in 2005.
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Highway 44 motorists in single-axle towing trailers must chain up over Eskimo Hill eight miles west of Old Station to Old Station.
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 Just a recap here, because I have "Issues", I do use the motorized carts when I go shopping, although, I now live in fear that I will end up Here!  I was recently privileged to find myself in, yet again, another long line at the local, famously overcrowde
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Phil Baker, Caltrans' project manager for the Highway 44 reconstruction, gave a nice presentation about the bridge project and its status to my neighborhood association's meeting last night, which include one tidbit I'd not heard before. Baker stressed that a...
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Shasta County has reached a tentative agreement with the Deputy Sheriff's Association, Correctional Officers and District Attorney Investigators bargaining units.
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OK, both at my house in the Garden Tract and downtown this morning, I caught a faint but distinct whiff of raw sewage. These areas are upstream of yesterday's spill, but is it possible rerouting of lines is causing backups?...
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One of the most telling details in the Fed's agreement with North Valley Bancorp is that it singles out concentrations of commercial real estate as a particular problem needing management. Over at the California Planning and Development Report's blog, Morris...
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The wine mavens’ mission is to find good wine at cheap bargain prices. With our limit of $6.99, this is not always easy. The good news is, there is a lot available. We are floating on a sea of wine. Just…
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Cal REDD, the new statewide Multiple Listing Service (MLS), will begin the task of transitioning these areas away from their current MLS software provider to the new statewide MLS system. The acronym stands for California Real Estate Dynamic Data. This software was developed by a private firm at the direction of the Cal
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Personally, I don't see why it makes a huge difference if the Shasta County sheriff's deputies take a lump through a negotiated agreement or take a lump through a unilaterally imposed offer from the Board of Supervisors. But the deputies...
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While researching the El Dorado Mine at Whiskeytown for a story, I found something I didn't expect. Judge Eaton's mother Edna Behrens Eaton was the owner of not one, but two gold mines near Shasta! One was the Elizabeth and...
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The controversial "Radical 10 in '10" idea of the city of Redding getting into the medical marijuana business. On KCNR 1460 this morning Dagg attributed the idea to an unnamed "city employee."...
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Courthouse News, an online news wire for legal types, belatedly reports on James Koenig's alleged swindle: (CN) - Investors in Northern California say a scam artist with a prison record swindled them of more than $15 million in a Ponzi...
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From David Benda's story on the imminent closing of Bedrooms Direct downtown: "There is really not a whole lot of people who can afford a $4,000 bed right now," Smith said Monday. "You are aware, as am I, of the...
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The swine flu epidemic hasn’t ended, and Shasta County Public Health officials still urge residents to get vaccinated. “The virus is still circulating,” said Dr. Andrew Deckert, “and we have enough vaccine for everyone who wants it. Very young children, older…
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In the darkness, the only shadows cast by flickering street lights, the mind works overtime.There's no sleep, there hasn't been long stretches of slumber for days, and the coolness off the windows brings with it a melancholy.Searching.For boldness, a bold move that makes a difference. Makes sense of the ch
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The Redding area is in for a soggy day today. The National Weather Service puts rain chances at 100 percent through the rest of today and tonight, and 80 percent on Wednesday.
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Not much intriguing in today’s crop of new REOs for sale, so we surfed around looking for something of interest. This one’s cheap. There’s always something to be said for cheap. But that’s about all you can say. Cheap. This one seems to be in the reluctant h
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How do we keep balance in our lives? There are so many forces (some evil and some within ourselves) that are constantly working against us. There is great efforts directed at us in an attempt to bring chaos into our
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No matter what we have on our daily schedules (working, parenting, school, moving, traveling), we don’t have time to get sick!  I got an email recently about an onion, and it got me wondering… Onions have a variety of medicinal effects.…
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  Redding historical photos of the Diestelhorst Auto Camp and cabins, built in the early 1920s by the Diestelhorst family, near Diestelhorst Bridge over the Sacramento River.  A great flood in February 1940 wiped out the camp and cabins, and they…
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One of Redding's oldest mattress stores is closing, blaming the area's double-digit unemployment rate for the crash in sales.
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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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Whether they're working full time or retired, traveling about or spending time at home, grandparents all have one thing in common: they love their grandchildren. And most want the time spent with their grandkids to be special, so they are usually looking for a variety of activities to enjoy doing with them.
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New child care in Cottonwood Aunt Barbara's Child Care has opened on Majestic Oak Circle in Cottonwood.
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There are times in the lives of those we love when we must respect their right to privacy and accept the fact that we may, on occasion, be left in the dark.
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Not so long ago, a headline about a prominent local bank facing shaky circumstances might have set off a citywide panic as depositors rushed to withdraw their money while they still could.
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It's always music to the ears of Californians when their governors gripe about the obvious inequity between what citizens of this state pay to the federal government and what they get back.
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Don't we elect lobbyists? How times have changed! Back in the 1960s and '70s, I served in Washington as administrative assistant to Redding's representative in Congress, Harold T. "Bizz" Johnson. I don't recall Redding, Roseville or any other city in the 2nd Congressional District employing lobbyists. The congressman consid
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A construction crane collapse that closed the Cypress Avenue Bridge, ruptured a sewer line and snarled traffic east and west of the span on Monday won't keep crews from finishing their work by the end of this year, a Redding official said.
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Redding police firing at a BB gun-wielding bank robber near Cypress Avenue last month hit him at least 14 times - with 11 of those shots hitting him from behind.
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The man who was shot and killed Friday in the West Street area of Redding was identified Monday by the Shasta County Coroner's Office as Daniel Ravnesh Khelawan, 28, of Sacramento.
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2010: Every indication was that Bella Vista Oil Co. was on oil ground. A drill was down 750 feet, having passed through several stratas showing good indications. The equipment was, however, too light to sink farther. Company officials decided to re-equip with heavier machinery and then continue on to greater depths.
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Scientists studying red foxes in the Sacramento Valley are asking for the public's help in finding the elusive animal in the north state.
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Gary Lyon spent an hour describing the Shasta-Trinity ROP firefighting training program Monday night, but when the parents at the open house started firing off questions, they had little to do with his presentation.
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Bicyclist who died on Placer Street is ID'dA 52-year-old Redding man who rode his bicycle into a bush Saturday and died was identified Monday by the Shasta County Coroner's Office as Tom Allen Shuttleworth.
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The Dunsmuir City Council's remaining three members have some decisions to make.In November, councilman James Phelps resigned from the board, saying he felt he could serve the community better as a citizen, and last week Kathay Edmondson, formerly the mayor, followed suit without giving a reason for her departure.
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The former health and safety director of the Shasta Area American Red Cross accused of embezzlement rejected an offer Monday that called for her to serve 90 days in jail and to pay full restitution.
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Well, it was all a lie. It was smoke and mirrors. It was all artificial.But you already knew that. You were wise enough to know the Great Home Run Race of 1998 - the one that saved baseball after greed killed the 1994 World Series - was a farce.
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PALO CEDRO - It's just like you draw it up in the driveway: Down one, 5.7 seconds left, no timeouts and the length of the floor to go.
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What do you miss most about being a child? (Click here to answer.)
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My thoughts for this evening:  "Grateful" I am grateful.  Grateful, for those who push me to be my best, challenge me to be my strongest.  Grateful, for those who expose my weaknesses and test my strengths.  Thank you for a great practice! » read&nbs
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Wearing a patriotic ball cap, Realtor Ron Largent, candidate for county assessor-recorder, greeted many of the 300-plus attendees at tonight's Redding Tea Party Patriots meeting as they filed into the Holiday Inn. City Council candidate Gary Cadd was there, too....
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RED BLUFF — A second Red Bluff man has been arrested in connection with a New Year’s Eve fight that left two men hospitalized with stab wounds, Red Bluff police said today.
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I'm all for sound city planning, but doesn't that mean plans should bear some resemblance to reality? That is, to a bizarre extent, not the case with the city of Redding's update to its General Plan's Housing Element, which the...
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To be honest, I'm a little surprised that an Assembly member needs to introduce a bill making it a legal requirement to report a rape or a murder. It's not already required? Well, no it isn't, but Assemblyman Pedro Nava...
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A 52-year-old Redding man who rode his bike into a bush Saturday night and died has been identified today by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office as Tom Allen Shuttleworth.
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The Cypress Avenue Bridge is in the news today for the crane accident. Here's a link to a live web cam and a cool time-lapse video of the work, from Dec. 07 to Aug. 09....
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Traffic across the Cypress Avenue Bridge was closed in both directions Monday afternoon after a 100-foot tall crane collapsed onto the newly constructed north span about 1:45 p.m. No one was injured in the incident and
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Still thrilled to be assembling materials to make rag dolls. I am fickle but I think this one is going to stick. My chocolate girl is dressed in a swinging fuzzy pink skirt and a polka dot shirt. I think I’ll make her pink Mary Janes. I’m working on a body for a blonde vanilla girl that [...]
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The former health and safety director of the Shasta Area American Red Cross accused of embezzlement rejected today an offer that called for her to serve 90 days in jail and to pay full restitution.
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The man who was shot and killed Friday in the West Street area of Redding was identified today by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office as Daniel Ravnesh Khelawan, 28, of Sacramento.
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A construction crane that collapsed across Redding's Cypress Avenue Bridge early this afternoon ruptured a 16-inch sewer line and blocked traffic.
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Redding police firing at a BB gun-wielding bank robber near Cypress Avenue last month hit him at least 14 times — including nine times in the back and two in the rear of his right shoulder.
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A recent article in the LA TIMES reports tens of thousands of homeowners in Southern California are being required to purchase expensive flood insurance because FEMA has updated maps placing their homes in high-risk flood zones. Apparently, more than 150 cities and unincorporated areas in LA, Orange, Riverside,
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So former Assemblyman and would-be state Sen. Rick Keene told Republican voters at a stop in Crescent City, according to the Triplicate. Funny, Keene seems like a pretty nice guy to me....
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The french doors open to flood illumination on the now empty brick hearth, creating an emblematic scene. The central figure’s notable emptiness triggers unheard echoes of the foreclosed. “You can take my home, but you aren’t taking my woodstov
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Adzuki beans are known to help heal the body, provide unbelievable energy and they've been part of a regular diet of many cultures. Here's a soup I made today Put in a pot: 1 cup organic adzuki beans 6 cups...
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COTTONWOOD -- A man who called Tehama County sheriff's deputies Friday afternoon to report people attempting to break into his home from the attic was himself arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and being under the influence of that drug, according to a press statement.
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RED BLUFF -- Police are looking for two men suspected of beating and robbing another man in a field just south of the Super 8 Motel early Saturday morning.
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Expect a wet week in Northern California as a storm front pushes through the area, bringing blustery, rainy weather to the valley and snow to the mountains. Tuesday looks like the stormiest day, with the front pushing out of the area…
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The north state is in for a much-needed round of soaking valley rain and thick mountain snow.
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As we begin 2010, real estate professionals and home buyers have something to look forward to and more importantly, take advantage of-the extended and expanded home buyer tax credit. Originally created in 2008, the home-buyer tax credit has evolved from a…
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What has happened to Haven Humane Society? For over a decade, I had the opportunity to be a part of the organization when it was dedicated to animal welfare combined with sound, succe$$ful business practices.  It is odd that things…
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With the great deals on pumpkin and other post-holiday ingredients right now, it’s a great time to share one of my favorite breads.  Pumpkin cornmeal is a nice change from traditional rolls or even traditional cornbread.  Make just a batch…
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Commentary Is this the year “twenty-ten” or “two-thousand-ten”? Is the emergency number “nine-eleven” or “nine-one-one?” If you are dealing with a kid, it
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It’s Monday, time for a Fiction in 58.PunchlineHe awakes in a fog, head splitting, mouth dry. He’s naked. With him in bed are a hooker, goat, two midgets dressed as clowns, a robotic dog and a large, empty bottle of canola oil.A wave of nausea washes over him as his memory remains out of reach.
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What would you do to change your appearance if age, job, spouse, and cost were not iss
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HOME SECURITY: Announcing his retirement, Sen. Chris Dodd said that he wouldn't use the lame excuse that he wanted to spend more time with his family. He may be remembered as the Democrat who failed to connect the Dodds.
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The news from Afghanistan, now dubbed President Obama's war, is uniformly bad, even as thousands more American soldiers prepare to deploy there.
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Low water at Whiskeytown Lake has increased the difficulty for boaters setting sail from new docks at Brandy Creek Marina.
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ANDERSON - It was a mixed bag for two Foothill wrestlers - and a good team showing for the Cougars - over the weekend at the 2010 NorCal Wrestling Championships. The Cougars' Chase Boontjer, a junior, came up with a finals upset win - a 10-7 decision - over top seeded Steven Elicegui of Wooster at 140 pounds.
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1910: The Harrison Gulch stage had a narrow escape from destruction as it was on its way to Redding. While going down a steep grade, the king bolt parted, allowing the front of the stage to separate from the body of the wagon. But owing to the alertness of the driver, the horses were kept under control and, after necessary
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared last week that "the worst is over for California's economy" and predicted happy days ahead, saying, "Our economy is well-positioned to take advantage of the future."
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It'd be nice to know just who was the extraordinarily generous donor who stepped in and saved PlusOne Mentors. The program, run through the Shasta Family YMCA, pairs young people with good adult role models. It's hard to imagine a better example for a youth than this anonymous benefactor.
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Police say a 52-year-old Redding man died after crashing his bicycle Saturday, but it doesn't appear as if the man died from the wreck itself.
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Note from Doni: Friend Sunnie Noellert replied to my email that checked how she, her husband James Theimer and their golden retriever Murdoch were after Saturday’s earthquake that
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Tim Cavanaugh writes: What do people in the world's tenth largest economy do in a severe recession? They stop taking the bus, fill up their tanks, and start driving. It's happening all over California. The San Jose Mercury News has...
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Reporter Scott Mobley's fine "analysis" today of how Kent Dagg can throw his weight around City Hall contained the names of three people I'll bet will be on the city council ballot this fall -- Mary Stegall, Jim Koenigsaeker and...
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So I’ve been hearing a lot of things about how the world is going to end in epic proportions in 2012, and what I really want to know is, do we really have reliable information? The theory is almost solely based on the ancient Mayans prophecies in which they believe the world will end December [...]
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My first of my emergent rag dolls has been clothed. She’s looking sorta sweet-punky and a bit French. That old-style sailor aesthetic. I am loving this new thing most especially because I can use the abundance of materials I have collected over the last year as I was finding my way through the crafty/etsy maze. I am [
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This particular smelter was not like the other five Shasta County smelters. It was built as an experimental smelter in 1907 to electrically reduce iron ore. It was called the Heroult Electrolytic Smelter and was designed by Dr. Paul Heroult,...
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The prompt over at Sunday Scribblings is “extreme.”ExtremePaulie bought the beer and everyone else brought something to snack on.We’d convened on the fifth floor of a derelict factory on the outskirts of town. You know the kind, black sooty,
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The real estate bust prompted Del Webb/Pulte Homes to pull the plug on the sprawling "active adult" community. Now it apparently faces new obstacles, in court. The Red Bluff paper reports: An appellate court ruling may require a major housing...
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Better bring your umbrella before heading out this week.
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Tune in 8 a.m. Monday to hear anewscafe.com’s own Doni Greenberg chat with Carl and Linda Bott on KCNR 1460 - “Local talk radio, for the people, by the people”. Click here for more information about Free Fire Radio.
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A March 27 at Belleza Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. is planned by Rachell James and Zalynn Baker, both of Anderson.
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An Aug. 7 wedding at a private residence in Lakehead is planned by Chastity Harris and Troy White, both of Redding.
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Kellie Fisher and Mitch Gorelick, both of West Sacramento, were wed at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 3 at Mulvaney's courtyard in Sacramento.
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Q: Can you clarify the regulation on hunting coyote with a light? I interpret it to be that it's OK to hunt at night with a light except during a designated deer season, and that it must be a hand-held light. Can you use a scope-mounted light? Thanks. (Tom B.)
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Anglers must purchase a 2010 sport fishing license before casting a line this year. Licenses are required of anyone age 16 or older when taking any fish, shellfish, reptile or amphibian in California, according to a California Department of Fish and Game news release.
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Winter rains won't dampen the spirits of north state runners. The 2010 Frosty Fun Runs have begun.The annual series of seven Saturday morning fun runs will lead up to the NorCal John Frank Memorial 10-, 3- and 1-mile runs this year on March 6.
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As a former member of four America's Cup sailing teams, Phil Keester is a competitor who loves a challenge.
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Mercy Medical CenterRedding Dec. 1: Rolando Cadungon and Phillis Wharton of Anderson, a girl. Dec. 1: Delwyn and Lorelie Sitanggang of Redding, a boy.
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MONDAYAnderson Planning Commission: 7 p.m., Anderson City Hall, council chambers (third floor), 1887 Howard St., 378-6636.
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In this economy, everyone's belt-tightening. Education has been squeezed to a choking point, with teachers getting creative to find resources for students.
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1910: Furnaces at the Coram smelter plant had to close down for repairs. The 24-hour shutdown was needed so mufflers could be installed on each furnace. The mufflers were designed to silence a loud hissing sound as air passed from the large blast pipe into the interior of the furnace. The reverberatory furnace also needed r
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Q: What is the one single financial resolution people should have this year?
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COTTONWOOD Friday Receipts: 4,459; Dec. 30: 948.Compared with previous sale: Siskiyou County cattlemen participated in the special sale. Slaughter cows and bulls mostly steady. Feeder cows $2 higher. Super market for all classes of stockers and feeders - anywhere from $3-$5 higher. Off lots and singles $7-$12 below top offe
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A seldom used set of tools built in to modern operating systems is the accessibility tools designed for making the computer easier to use.
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How bad off is the state of California? Somewhere on the scale between General Motors and AIG.
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On Wednesday, the Anderson Fire Protection District is expected to release the investigation of former Chief Joe Piccinini that led to his resignation.
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It's another new year, and once again I've decided to break tradition and do a little thinking.
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Will Herger ban his own waste? Yesterday, I received an extremely well-done one-page mailing from our own Wally Herger.
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Thank you for mentioning the Redding Tea Party in your Dec. 31 editorial.
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As a community, Shasta County ended 2009 in a spotlight illuminating the tragic issue of child abuse.
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The Redding City Council recently considered the "Radical 10 in '10" initiative to stimulate the local economy. The council discussed seven of the 10 ideas that involved public funds or affected city policy and voted to further explore six. Here are the proposed ideas:
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A magnitude-6.5 earthquake that hit off the coast of Eureka on Saturday afternoon caused minor property damage and knocked out power in several North Coast communities.
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Two suspects were arrested Saturday in connection with Friday night's downtown Redding shooting that left one man dead.
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Rotary Club of Anderson President Mike Lynch, left, talks with club member Dennis Patterson on Saturday as they set up for the Anderson Rotary's 40th Annual Crab Feed at the Shasta District Fair grounds.
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The Shasta County Planning Commission will consider an ordinance for medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation on Thursday.
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Those trying to enter Benton Airpark in Redding on its east side will now need a password to pass through a new electronic security gate.
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The Anderson Fire Protection District board of directors meets Tuesday, a day before a court-mandated deadline for board members to make public an investigative report on their former chief.
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Pipe bomb removed with help from robot Red Bluff police used a robot early Saturday to remove a suspected pipe bomb from the westbound lane of Willow Street just east of Main Street.
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Police tonight are investigating a traffic wreck in downtown Redding where a dead body was found near a bicycle.
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Q: Every time I'm out driving in darkness or rainy weather, I meet vehicles not using headlights as the law requires. There are so many, in fact, that I get the feeling they're part of a "nobody can tell me what to do" protest. I always do the courtesy "flash" and it is incredible to me how few drivers respond to this (unl
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That’s it! Go ahead and bury us. Call the Chinese and tell them we are walking away from our loans. They can have whatever they want and give what’s left of the country back to the Indians (Native Americans). With massive unrest over health care reform, fear of renewed terrorist attacks, extreme cold g
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The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 6.5 offshore earthquake 27 miles southwest of Eureka. The quake happened at 4:27 p.m. Saturday at a depth of 10.2 miles, according to prelim
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Far Northern California experienced an estimated magnitude 6.5 earthquake about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, centered about 25 miles off the coast near Eureka.  Click here to see more, plus charts.
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The United States Geological Survey says the 6.5 earthquake that hit off the coast of Eureka this afternoon was felt from Roseburg, Ore., to the Bay Area.
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Hey, that was a pretty serious tremor felt here in Redding on Saturday afternoon. An earthquake of a magnitude 6.5 hit under the Pacific just off the Northern California coast near Eureka. Lots of minor damage in Eureka and other towns near the coast. Full…
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Indulge me for a few minutes while I reach back into the ancient past, forty-odd years ago and before the mists of time for some of you. My mother always said anything that happened before you were born didn't really happen, so you'll just have to trust me on all this.Back in the 1960s there was a magazi
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Pardon the lateness in this post. I had a late night with friends, then ended up singing karaoke at this dive bar downtown. It's been a slow, relaxing day with limited movement.OneWord is a writer's prompt that asks people to see what they can do with one word - and 60 seconds.
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E-mail received Friday from the California State Parks Foundation: Earlier today, the Governor released his proposed FY 2010-11 State Budget. For state parks, he has included a proposal that attempts to pit popular environmental causes against each other. The budget...
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Red Bluff police used a robot today to remove a suspected pipe bomb from the westbound lane of Willow Street just east of Main Street.
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Better than new, with must see mountain views from the covered deck, living room, master bedroom, kitchen and dining area. Spacious floor plan includes large family room, dining area attached to kitchen, formal dining, indoor laundry a
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I asked North Valley CEO Michael Cushman that on Friday while interviewing him about the Fed's enforcement action against the Redding bank. "What it means for management and the board is that there is a written
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Here is my Homily from this weekend"The Feast Of The Baptism Of The Lord."Baptism and GraceIs 42:1-4, 6-7 Ti 2:11-14, 3:4-7 Lk 3:15-16, 21-22Did anyone he
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Popular Meridian Pointe subdivision. The kitchen is the hub of an open floor plan; cathedral ceilings & crown molding complete the modern look. Enjoy views from the kitchen, dining room and redwood deck. Greenbelt offers privacy for
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The mystery photo is the Pioneer Baby's grave located in the Jewish Cemetery at Shasta. The "Pioneer Baby" was Charles Brownstein of Red Bluff, born 4-16-1864, died 12-14-1864. He was brought to the Jewish Cemetery in Shasta for burial because...
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Redding will see a few drizzles today along with areas of dense fog before 10 a.m.
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The last few years of today’s FDotD home embodies a common story line we see often repeated. Seller perhaps thought they were sitting on a gold mine, shortly after the real estate bubble peaked. Several unsuccessful attempts to sell later, and after chasing the market down in
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Variegation is an interesting thing in a plant. And gardeners’ responses to variegation are almost as interesting. Some people love it. Some people hate it. My Aunt Bettina once said to me, “Enjoying variegation comes with age.” And she may have been right, for while I am still not a total fan of all variegation, some
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Probably news to the RABA folks. From Craigslist: I have locomotive ha ndles, locks, trolley fare boxes... that I'm selling. Also a half dozen locomotive headlight bulbs. I'm starting a museum and have a real passenger monorail (Pic below) that...
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from press releases On Friday night at 9:21, Redding Police Department officers responded to the intersection of West and Gold Streets after a citizen complaint of indiscriminate shooting.   While checking the area, another call was received about a traffic accident…
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I Just had 2 Jehovah's Witness' come to the door. 2 very nice older ladies who shared scriptures for a few minutes. They know that we are Catholics and I am a "Minister" (Deacon), but they stil
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Steve Gillette wrote "Darcy Farrow" and hundreds of other great songs -- his works have been recorded by Garth Brooks, John Denver, Nanci Griffith, Waylon Jennings, Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers and other A-list singers.Gillette and his wife, singer songwriter Cindy Mangsen were at Bernie's last year and Cr
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What is the most enjoyable thing about your everyday life? (Click here to answer.
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Q: What should sellers do to prepare their home for an open house?
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The day you pick a flawless sweet bell pepper from your garden in Redding, you become a garden guru. It is no minor accomplishment to grow a ripe bell pepper. Many of us have soil that is too acidic to stave off blossom-end rot. And the sun is so fiery hot that a lot of bell peppers cook on the vine, turning mushy.
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Sticks with attached roots. Bare-root is about as basic as plants come.While they don't look real lively, dormant plants with their roots exposed have a lot going for them. They're affordable, simple to handle and adapt more quickly than plants bought in pots.
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Q: What New Year's resolution would you recommend to your faith community this year?
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Christian authors will offer signing Local Christian authors Jim Wilson of Pray Northstate, Darlene Keppler, J.L. Cash, Gary Chiles, Ruby James and Janny McLaughlin will be featured at a book signing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2010. There are 356 days left in the year.
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Two Redding men, one with a "530" tattoo on his neck, were arrested Friday in connection with Thursday's robbery at WinCo Foods in Redding.
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Times are tough, money is tight and the registration on your vehicle expired last month. What to do?
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MISSING THE POINT: Monday I read yet another negative response to Ken Murray's great article. My only observation here is that it's no wonder this country is in such a mess when there are so many people in it that haven't a clue what Murray is trying to tell them.
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License the panhandlers The letter from Robert Morrison (Dec. 28) made me want to write and say - right on!
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It leaves Redding police Chief Peter Hansen scratching his head.
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The Shasta County supervisors might think their agendas are long enough without micromanaging a water and fire district - especially one where they have only the most tenuous jurisdiction.
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A 41-year-old Redding man arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old Redding woman saw his bail raised Friday to $1 million as he was arraigned in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A new statewide plan unveiled by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger earlier this week in his State of the State address carries a simple message - welcome home, veterans.
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A woman tumbled 80 feet down a steep, clifflike embankment after falling from a retaining wall Friday afternoon near the Sacramento River in Redding.
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An environmental group is threatening to sue a pair of federal agencies, claiming they haven't protected northern spotted owls in the north state over the past 15 years.
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Siskiyou man accused of threatening driver A Siskiyou County man who allegedly threatened to kill a man who was giving him a ride was taken into custody by deputies early Thursday in the Scott Bar area.
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The U.S. Federal Reserve announced on Friday enforcement actions on Redding-based North Valley Bancorp, a move bank officials said they had been expecting for months.
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A 78-year-old Millville woman was killed Friday afternoon and two others were injured in a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 44 between Stillwater Road and Silver Bridge Road in Palo Cedro.
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After months at a standstill with public safety bargaining units, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors will consider implementing cuts to three units Tuesday without an agreement.
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It was déjà vu for U-Prep and a bit of relief for Hayfork. One night after watching Foothill reel them in, the Panthers girls basketball team saw the Timberjacks turn a seven-point halftime deficit into a 31-26 win. One night after a fourth-quarter collapse against Las Plumas, a raplidly depleting Hayfork team held U-Prep
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ANDERSON - Hometown boy Marcus Zachary wanted to put on a good show Friday and not let down the Anderson High fans attending the first day of the 2010 Nor-Cal Championships.
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COTTONWOOD - There's poor shooting nights.There's downright bad ones.Then, there's the dry spell the West Valley High School girls basketball team went through on Friday.
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It took the full-strength Enterprise High School girls basketball team three quarters to fire on all cylinders Friday.But when the Hornets did, it was impressive.
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COTTONWOOD - News flash to the rest of the Eastern Athletic League: the Red Bluff Spartans aren't looking like automatic victories on the schedule anymore.
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The Foothill High School boys basketball team got a 13-point win Friday over West Valley at the Dennis Burnum Classic in Oroville.
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The more that the Las Plumas High girls basketball team slowed down, the more Foothill's deficit on the scoreboard sped up.A day after fumbling 14 first-half turnovers and needing a fourth-quarter comeback to beat Hayfork, Las Plumas let off the accelerator a bit Friday and was able to cruise to a 51-34 victory over the Cou
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Redding police tonight are investigating a crash in which a vehicle hit a tree.
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I am all but certain that commenter "Whitmore" is correct in noting on this story about a fatal wreck on Highway 44 that the driver was Bob Williams, who's written a column for the R-S for a number of years....
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A Siskiyou County man who allegedly threatened to kill a driver who was giving him a ride was taken into custody by deputies early Thursday in the Scott Bar area.
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Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, and other commentators on the left have had a screaming good time pointing to errors Republican politicians have made in criticizing President Obama’s response to the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on Northwest flight 253 into Detroit. True, Senator Jim Demint
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Press release just received (good news for Craig Kraffert, downtown): InHouse Marketing, home of Enjoy Magazine, is pleased to announce that it will be moving to the heart of Redding in early February. The new offices will be at 1475...
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Two Redding men, one with a “530” tattoo on his neck, were arrested today in connection with Thursday’s robbery at WinCo Foods in Redding.
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... you'll love the step the governor proposes. From the LA Times: California drivers could get stuck with speeding tickets even with nary a cop in sight under a proposal tucked deep in the budget Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled...
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I was at Cash and Carry today for the first time. I was shocked by two things, first, the amount of bulk foods--normal looking huge bags of beans, rice, split-peas, onions, lettuce, etc.-- that you can buy there. Cool. Second,...
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Alex Breitler, a former R-S reporter now toiling for the Stockton Record, offers a tale from the trenches. Just why do we -- the public -- employ public information officers? Some do a crack job of helping people find their...
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Paula, the very first contestant, has won the contest! Congratulations Paula! It is the iron fence around the Pioneer Baby's grave located just west of Shasta alongside Hwy. 299. And here I thought I was going to be able...
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I’m so glad I didn’t miss the Andrew Heringer Band on Thursday night. I was staying home watching the college football championship game (Alabama beat Texas in a good one) when some friends called and said get on down to…
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A 78-year-old Millville woman was killed this afternoon and two others were injured in a two-vehicle traffic wreck on Highway 44 between Stillwater Road and Silver Bridge Road in Palo Cedro.
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A woman tumbled 80 feet down a steep, cliff-like embankment after falling from a retaining wall this afternoon near the Sacramento River.
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A correspondent who knocks me for soft-headed thinking in yesterday's editorial adds one more reason not to tax medical marijuana: Legally speaking, it's severely ill patients who are using the stuff. Why tax them more heavily? Really, this cuts to...
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Two men were arrested Thursday after Siskiyou County Sheriff's officials found more than 100 pounds of processed marijuana and a lab used to manufacture hashish in a residence they were staying in, a Siskiyou County sheriff's official said today.
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Since we are about a week into the new year, it may be safe to look back on the prior month. Always bearing in mind that this data is entered by agents and brokers, so is only mostly accurate. This chart represents greater Redding only, roughly the area from Shingletown to Whiskeytown, and Lakehead to Lake California. Lo
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A hiker that had been lost on Mt. Shasta since Thursday, has been found.
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He says that's why he won't talk to the Record Searchlight. But apparently anonymous radio comments are just fine. He'll be on Carl and Linda Bott's talk show on Tuesday morning (KCNR 1460). Perhaps a member of the Shasta Builders'...
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This is from organicfacts.net. I've taken interesting excerpts to make it a little shorter. "Health benefits of dates are uncountable, as this fruit is affluent in natural fiber. These natural products also contain oil, calcium, sulphur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese,...
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A News Cafe ran the 3rd and final installment of my Homebrew series of articles. In case you missed it over there, you can link to it at the image below. And no, it has not been tested yet. We have a few more weeks in bottle before sampling. Darn it.
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in the parking lot. A little double-talk to get your weekend started....
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The U.S. Federal Reserve announced enforcement actions today against Redding-based North Valley Bancorp.
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Experts have been trying to peg the number of foreclosed homes banks are sitting on while  pondering when to list them for sale.  Core Logic, a subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company, estimated that number at 1.7 million as of September 2009, according to an article cited in a news release by the Califor
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The November election for Redding City Council is a long ways away, but candidates are already mustering. Talked to a chap last night who sat through the entire workshop on the "Radical 10" but was not one of the usual...
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Discover the Making of America and experience a learning opportunity your family will never forget. WHEN:  Saturday, January 30, 2010 WHERE:  Shasta College (Downtown) Community Room, 2nd Floor ADDRESS:  1400 Market Street, Redding CA 96001 COST:  $15 per i
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Yeah, the former vice presidential candidate's gotten most of the hype related to the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference, but she's not the only celebrity in attendance. The breakfast speaker, I was reminded this morning, is Mike Pihl -- celebrity logger...
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Can you guess what and where this photo is? 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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Today’s FDotD is two homes on one acre in Redding. This is an interesting neighborhood. Along the river, the homes are often upscale and large, but just across the street they can be older and funky. This one is in the ‘older and funky’ category. The soil i
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Big League Dreams, which employs the services of our former city councilman, is poised to open a $28 million stadium complex in Las Vegas and, according to this story, a BLD executive sees still more room to grow in northern...
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The clouds that have persisted through the week will continue to hang around through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
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ArtHop is TONIGHT, and great visual and performing arts will be hopping at locations all around the town. At one venue, we’ll celebrate the art of the written word. Writers Forum takes over Ethan Allen Home Interiors from 6 to 9 p.m., and seve
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In keeping with the purpose of these articles, the following is a request from a reader: Any chance of doing one on modifying imports with fuel rails, nitrous, turbo chargers, etc.  I get a lot of questions at the drag strip…
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Pumpkins aren't just for fall, you know. Sure, we associate them mostly with the autumn harvest, but this truly durable gourdlike squash can bring color, warmth and tasty goodness to your table long into winter.
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Happy birthday, King. Sorry about all the pills and dying on the crapper. I liked you when you were young, hip Elvis, not bloated, white bodysuit Elvis.I liked how they always let you sing your lines in your movies.Mostly, though, I like how you mixed rockabilly, country and rock 'n' roll into something new and
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It's always nice to have a 16-2 run in your back pocket.It's especially nice when it comes in the fourth quarter.And it's even better to see it come after heading out of the locker room tied at 21 only to see your opponent put on a 9-2 run of their own.
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Somewhere in the "Sports Writing for Dummies" book, there is a section that dictates how sports writers must use Top 5 or 10 lists at least once every two years. I'm deathly afraid of the possible consequences of not falling in line.
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One week into this new year and we're still uncertain what to call it.
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historic places in the north state.
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Tickets on sale for state of city Tickets are available for the 23rd annual State of the City Luncheon on Feb. 1 at the Redding Convention Center.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2010. There are 357 days left in the year.
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The north state is preparing for the annual local fundraising crab feeds. Several philanthropic organizations in the area are scheduling events for January and February. With the crab season off to a great start, event organizers are expecting great turnouts this year.
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Upcoming charity crab feeds
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Criminal proceedings have been temporarily suspended against a 45-year-old Shasta County man accused of relentlessly harassing and stalking his neighbors.
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Salmon will again be heading out on the highway this spring to travel from a north state hatchery to San Pablo Bay. Federal scientists will load more than 1 million young fall-run chinook salmon into tanker trucks and drive them 200 miles to the bay this May, Scott Hamelberg, manager of Coleman National Fish Hatchery near A
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A Shasta County jury soon may decide whether to recommend that a 28-year-old Redding man should die for the 2005 murder of a 35-year-old Redding woman.
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Redding man accused in sexual assault A Redding man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman.
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RED BLUFF - The former office manager of a Red Bluff logging company is suspected of embezzling $2 million from her employer over a period of five years.
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OPEN THE DOORS: Redding's haphazard growth and fiscal deficit is partly due to a shocking lack of good governance, due diligence and transparency by our elected officials. This is hardly the time to debate or discuss matters of interest to the public behind closed doors.
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Redding needs RV dump station The city of Redding is constantly trying bring in more tourists and is missing one thing for RVers - a dump station.
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On Wednesday, Nigerian would-be bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was indicted by a Michigan grand jury for attempted murder and sundry other criminal charges. The previous day, the State Department announced that his visa had been revoked. The system worked.
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Ann Meyer has recovered from the allergic reaction to a bee sting. And it turns out the financial prognosis is fine, too.
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The Redding Rancheria paid $4 million for the Lowry Ranch property near its Win-River Casino, but has no immediate plans to develop the 64-acre parcel, CEO Tracy Edwards said.
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Cartoon taken from A Catholic View Blog
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Should the Federal Reserve continue to support the housing market through its mortgage-purchase program beyond March 2010? That question stirred some contention at the most recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, ac
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Nick Gillespie thinks so. I'm undecided. But I'm sure glad it's over....
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Rachel Maddow whose show airs Monday through Friday on MSNBC is without a doubt one of the sharpest liberal/progressive commentators on the scene today, a fearless interviewer and a better reporter than Keith Olbermann. She also might as well be working for the Republican Party.
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If you think 2009 sucked politically, imagine starting 2011 without a Democratic Party majority in the house or a minimum filibuster breaking 60 Democratic Senators. Worse, imagine the house and senate seasoned with newly elected teabag patri-nuts. If you enjoyed watching regular Republicans blocking and delaying
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Redding police are looking for three men who allegedly tried to shoplift numerous items today from Winco Foods on Old Alturas Road with one of them later threatening employees with a knife.
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The new Redding bar Capone’s has been in business about three weeks and co-owner Jayson Burris says the speakeasy-style lounge has exceeded the business plan so far. Located across from the Cascade Th
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A majority of Redding City Council members support investigating the idea of giving away the first lot at Stillwater Business Park.
A strong majority of Redding City Council members supports investigating the idea of giving away the first lot at Stillwater Business Park.
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The ladies of Redding made ambulance pillows, handkerchiefs, hospital shirts and head bandages for the Red Cross. 301, or approximately 8% of the citizens of Redding, joined the military. Citizens subscribed $125,000 for the Third Liberty Loan Bonds. The German...
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Emergency Crews are responding to a reported collision involving three to four vehicles near Enterprise High School in Redding.
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A Red Bluff woman has been arrested in connection with embezzling some $2 million from a local logging company.
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RED BLUFF — A judge Wednesday upheld a sentence of $920 in fines and court fees for each of two women who briefly ran the Blue Toad medical marijuana collective, Police Chief Paul Nanfito said.
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That's a fair assessment of the Willows Unified School District's actions in this case: WILLOWS -- Attorneys representing a Willows teenager have appealed his expulsion from Willows High School after he had unloaded shotguns in his pickup parked just off...
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Our own Rep. Wally Herger is among the members of Congress wading into a legal brouhaha over same-sex weddings in the nation's capital. From The Washington Post: Thirty-nine congressional Republicans, including House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) and Minority Whip...
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It wasn't that long ago that banning plastic bags at major retailers was the kind of wacky idea you'd get from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Now Wal-Mart's giving it a try at three NorCal stores, the Bee reports....
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1. Comedian Brian Regan, “The Epitome of Hyperbole” 7:30 p.m. today, Cascade Theater in Redding. Regan is one of the premier comedians in the country. Tickets $39.75; available at the Cascade Theater; call 243-8877 or visit www.cascadetheatre.org.
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A Redding man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a Redding woman.
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Palo Cedro native and Shasta College student William Grzebyk sees himself as a lifelong artist, and admits that "if the challenge of creating for a living arose, it would definitely be an opportunity I couldn't pass up."
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A lot of restaurant owners are singing the blues these days. Not Armando Rincon, co-owner (with brother Carlos) of the colorful and popular Guadalajara Mexican restaurant on East Cypress Avenue in Redding.
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Now that the sun's setting quite a bit earlier, for many the work day feels as though it will never end. Luckily, residents of Palo Cedro have an after-work haven, a go-to place to relax after a long day with some friends.
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Fog in the valley around Redding and Red Bluff has dropped in the past hour to about a quarter mile, according to the National Weather Service.
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Patchy morning fog in areas from Redding to Red Bluff should give way to mostly cloudy skies in this afternoon. Highs should be in the mid-40s to mid-50s. Low tonight around 44, the National Weather Service reports.
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If you want more evidence that America is going to hell in a shopping cart, read Lisa de Moraes’ TV Column in the Washington Post here. In her first item, she reports that fans of “Lost” are up in
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According to records, this one sold for $615K in 2005. And then it was listed just a few months later for $699K. Amazing to think that rate of return was even plausible back then, but such was life in the great bubble. Anyway, it didn’t happen. It’s not in Redding, but
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According to records, this one sold for $615K in 2005. And then it was listed just a few months later for $699K. Amazing to think that rate of return was even plausible back then, but such was life in the great bubble. Anyway, it didn’t happen. It’s not in Redding, but
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Sixty seconds and a cloud of dust. That’s OneWord, a writer’s prompt for those who want a challenge. See the word and write. The word? Figure.She spent the time in it, but often, even she marveled at her figure.The curves were all in place, sumptuous, each angle crisp,
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Sixty seconds and a cloud of dust. That’s OneWord, a writer’s prompt for those who want a challenge. See the word and write. The word? Figure.She spent the time in it, but often, even she marveled at her figure.The curves were all in place, sumptuous, each angle crisp,
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How do you envision your future? (Click here to answer.)
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The officers who fired nearly 50 shots in a busy Redding neighborhood, killing a bank robbery suspect wielding a BB pistol, were lauded for their bravery Wednesday as Shasta County's district attorney officially cleared them of any wrongdoing.
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The Red Hawks suddenly have a little momentum heading into their conference schedule.Justin Sparks scored 30 points and hauled in 10 rebounds as the Simpson University men's basketball team rolled to an 84-66 victory over Southwestern College at the Heritage Student Life Center on Wednesday.
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Editor's note: This is the latest in a series of guest columns leading up to the Redding Marathon on Jan. 17. This column is provided by two writers: Bob Gelfi and Toni Miller.
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I have been consistently running for nearly 30 years, and people always ask me how I have been able to keep this up.
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Of all the ideas pitched by Kent Dagg's "Radical 10 in '10" committee, the oddest - especially coming from a business-minded group - is the suggestion that the city of Redding refill its empty treasury by setting up its own medical marijuana dispensary as the sole local supplier. Can you say "socialized medicine"?
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John Birch Society returns In your Dec. 31 editorial, you write, "The tea partiers' views are not all [your] cup of tea."
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Much of the criticism of the Obama administration's decision to bring criminal charges against the failed Christmas Day bomber is ill-informed, ill-intentioned or both.
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RED BLUFF - Six years after the original project application, city officials continue to tackle obstacles to the construction of a Walmart Supercenter on Luther Road.
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RED BLUFF - Construction on the first phase of the $230 million Fish Passage Improvement Project at the Red Bluff Diversion Dam should begin "shortly," a U.S Bureau of Reclamation official said Wednesday.
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YMCA gets grant from J.C. Penney The JCPenney Afterschool Fund has awarded $5,000 to Shasta Family YMCA in Redding.
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The former Shasta County man accused of killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in June died Wednesday in a North Carolina hospital, a spokesman with the federal Bureau of Prisons said.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2010. There are 358 days left in the year.
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Sunflower seeds spit haphazardly by a burglary suspect in a Cottonwood home may be the evidence that sends him to prison for the rest of his life.
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Weed High grad gets presidential honor Weed High School graduate Wendy (Lemos) Shelden was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from President Barack Obama.
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A mere piker among California cities, Redding apparently boasts a major-league appetite for influencing state legislators.
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The mother of a 20-year-old bank robbery suspect shot by officers in Redding had called police a month earlier in Los Gatos asking them to take her son into custody because he had talked about killing himself.
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The PlusOne Mentors program, facing what looked like certain death come March, has been saved.Shasta Family YMCA of Redding, which runs the program, received a $100,000 anonymous donation Tuesday afternoon, YMCA CEO Al Boren said Wednesday.
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Council candidate Gary Cadd spoke at Tuesday's meeting. He e-mailed me a summary of what he said: (1) At issue was the repayment of a loan from REU to the City of Redding, for the purchase of the Stratte property,...
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Redding police are going to a residence in the 800 block of Springer Drive where an armed robbery was reported about 9:50 p.m. tonight.
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Tired of reading yet another complaint about the cost of pensions from "right-wingers" like Marc Beauchamp, Mary Machado, Steve Greenhut and Marcia Fritz? Me too. But it's nice to read one from the liberal Matthew Yglesias....
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Habits form so quickly. For the last few weeks I have been sleeping in. I’m not getting on the fake bike until 8 a.m. No more 6 a.m. fake rides in the dark. The holidays brought a sense of calm and guilt free lazing but I must get in gear for new year. I love the way [...]
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I did this quick take on Andre Dawson in honor of his election to Baseball’s Hall of Fame today. The pose is from an old baseball card. I was testing some new tablet settings and these kind of sketches help me get the “feel” back. Posted in Thoughts & Musings Tagged: Andre Dawson, baseball, Cartoon, [.
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America has gone from the land of personal responsibility to the land of pathetic excuse-making, from top down, bottom up; and worse, to accepting of excuses – and the entire thing should be a cause for visceral disgust. The ‘culture of excuse acceptability’ has led us to this point, and if we don’t reverse it, it w
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The network news media cheered when Obama called for restrictions on CEO pay or bonuses that, according to reporters, exemplify the Wall Street “greed” that toppled the American economy. But when $42 million in cash compensation packages were announced on Christmas Eve for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives, th
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A 43-year-old Eureka man was sentenced today to three years, eight months in prison for his role in the February robbery of a Palo Cedro bank, his defense attorney said.
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Thankfully, 2009 is in the history books! It was a trying year for many in the housing industry. Real estate offices closed, escrow companies pared their staffs to the bones, lenders struggled with ever-tightening underwriting rules and appraisers are valuing properties conservatively after being blamed for overvaluing
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Law officers were justified when they shot and killed a Los Gatos man after he tried to rob a Redding bank last month, law-enforcement officials said Wednesday. At a morning news conference at the Redding Police Department, Police Chief Peter Hansen…
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The former Shasta County man accused of killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in June died today in a North Carolina hospital, a spokesman with the federal Bureau of Prisons said.
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RED BLUFF — Criminal charges have been filed against a Tehama County pair accused of abusing a 2-year-old girl, prosecutors announced this week.
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This is a sermon given for the Feast of the Holy Family. It was not written, nor given by me, although my wife swore that it was mine, great minds must think alike, but I felt that it so much speaks a prophetic truth,
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Drawn by Marc's bait, I browsed a bit through California Pension Reform's 100K Club list and saw that former Redding School District Superintendent Mike McLaughlin -- he of the McLaughlin Auditorium -- is a member, which isn't really a surprise....
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Do you really have to ask? It's terrible, of course. But Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's remarks this morning are pretty interesting, especially what he had to say about prisons and education. The priorities have become out of whack over the years....
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The land Redding Rancheria recently purchased is right across Clear Creek from the Win-River Casino. I've always thought the gambling Gods must have had some kind of influence in that area over the years. Because years ago during the Gold...
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The officers who fired nearly 50 shots in a busy Redding neighborhood killing a bank robbery suspect wielding a BB pistol were lauded for their bravery today as Shasta County’s district attorney officially cleared them of any wrongdoing.
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LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST TRUDI PRATT: HOW TO REDUCE CELL PHONE DANGERS Published Thursday, December 24, 2009 Your cell phone rings. It's an old friend - but you can barely hear them. What do you do? Probably push your phone closer...
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The PlusOne Mentors program, facing what looked like certain death by March, has been saved, an official said this morning.
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We’re having a cold day here in Redding too. The high is only supposed to get to be around 58f. Brr. That seems about average here in January. Of course, 58f might seem absolutely tropical if you live elsewhere. In my prior life as a corporate manager at Bell & Howell, and then Kodak, I had employees [...]
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What: “Simon Wood on Writing Short Stories, Creating Suspense, and More” An award-winning mystery writer shares the secrets of his writing success in a how-to program sure to help writers improve their craft. When: Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: In the Community Room̷
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It's about as easy as a cake gets to prepare, and it's delicious.
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....this database will only give them more ammunition. It says one James Enochs, formerly with the Modesto City Elementary school district, retired on a state pension of $285,000 a year, and eight colleagues get annual payments of between $104,000 and...
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Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain is the weather story today and through the rest of the week in the Redding and Red Bluff areas, the National Weather Service says.
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Here’s a unique home in a very private setting. A 4/3 built in 1985, it’s listed as 2677 sq ft. The home is an unusual modern and dramatic northwest style cedar home with floor to ceiling windows and big family room. The master bedroom is separate from the gues
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are drain, epic and nibble.DrainFrantic pounding is coming from the kitchen.Against my better judgment, I shut off the TV and investigate.Dad’s trying to wrestle a piece of sheet metal over the kitch
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One of Anderson’s biggest events of the year occurs this Saturday night: The 40th annual Crab Feed by the Anderson Rotary Club. The all-you-can-eat crab dinner starts at 7 p.m. at the Shasta District Fairgrounds (doors open at 6). Along with crab, homemade chowder,…
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The atmosphere in Las Vegas creates a feeling that anything can happen, whether you’re ready or not. Despite my initial reservations about going to Vegas on a holiday weekend, I still had the time of
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What: Genocide No More - Save Darfur sponsors “Mary Poppins” Singalong When: Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m. Where: First United Methodist Church, corner of South and East streets, downtown Redding Cost: Minimum donation of $5 or $10 per family requested. Free popcorn and refreshments.
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  Hurry-hurry-Hercules, the deadlines are arriving zippy-quick for digital film and photography entries into the secon
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There was something so stripped down, honest and emotionally connective about Haggard's set. The sold-out show was a benefit for the Northern California Veterans Home and it generated about $15,000 for the cause. It was also Merle's first concert in his hometown since recovering from his recent bout with lung cancer.
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If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? (Click here to answer.)
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St. Gabriel, the wings denote his spiritual nature, the hair ribbons indicate that he always hears the word of God, and the monogram of Christ in his halo points to the Lord.
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Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito said Tuesday that his office is investigating the Mountain Gate Community Services District, whose board is hobbled by a spate of resignations.
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Dear Lynne: I want to do Swedish meatballs for a crowd (40 to 60 people). Are there any secrets to making large batches of meatballs so I don’t have to brown every single one in a pan? — Becki in Minneapolis Dear Becki: You can save mess and time by browning and cooking them in the oven. You’ll want a large
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Knowing the best ways to use coupons and match them to low-priced sales gives shoppers a huge advantage compared to paying full price at the grocery store. Stocking up when items are at very low prices is, of course, another factor in saving big on the items we buy often. So what's the third component to Super-Couponing suc
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This is the time of year when plump oranges, tasty limes and zesty lemons line produce shelves. Here are some of our readers' favorite ways to incorporate citrus fruits into a variety of dishes from dinners to desserts.
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The Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act opens with a stirring recognition by the Legislature of the difficult job firefighters do and the stresses they face in the field. It then notes, "Firefighters who trust their instincts in these volatile emergency situations are deserving of due process rights and protecti
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WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT: I hear every day from people that the government needs to do more and more. But who is the government? All the legislative bikkles that occur daily accomplish nothing. I thought we were the government. We need to do more as individuals. Am I confused in thinking this way?
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Grinch stunt is just dumb I would like to comment on the Grinch lawsuit article. What was Bobby Martin thinking when he stepped out of that limo? When a limo pulls up, it usually catches the eye of everyone around.
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There has probably never been an era in history when intellectuals have played a larger role in society.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2010. There are 359 days left in the year.
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Shasta County authorities today will announce results of their investigation into last month's fatal officer-involved shooting of a bank robbery suspect in downtown Redding.
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A 58-year-old Redding man had to be removed from a Shasta County courtroom Tuesday afternoon when he began spewing obscenities at his trial judge and the jury that had just convicted him of exposing himself to a 3-year-old girl and trying to abduct her last summer.
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Friends since third grade, Luke Allyn Gilbert and Dave Zauher grew to share a passion for ATVs.The mountains around Redding stood as a challenge, beckoning the two men on the verge of their 30s to see if they could scale them on their all-terrain vehicles, Zauher said.
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Stopping at the gas station near work for my midafternoon potato chips, I couldn't help but notice a change behind the counter: The rack of "adult" magazines next to the cigarettes was empty. Another print business fallen victim to the...
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The Redding City Council took no reportable action in closed session this evening on negotiations to sell 82-acre Stratte property off Interstate 5 in the Churn Creek Bottom to the Redding Rancheria.
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The Sandra James Music Foundation announces the 3rd Annual Songwriting Contest. The contest runs until March 31st.What are they looking for? Sandra James was a singer-songwriter who was passionate about the environment and making the world a better place and she believed in the inspirational power of music. The
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So although I'm still on the younger side of 40, I confess I'm already an old fuddy-duddy when it comes to tattoos and piercings. Kids these days! Especially with the giant-gauge earrings! Get off my lawn! And at tonight's Redding...
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Funny thing about the "Race to the Top" bills -- a package of school reforms that the Legislature passed today, pretty much at the last possible minute in the face of opposition from teachers unions: The most controversial part is...
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From the Anderson Valley Post: (Anderson City Manager Dana) Shigley's best prediction is that the City of Anderson will see a 5 percent to 10 percent reduction in its share of state sales tax due to increased competition when the...
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Kurt Starman, Redding city manager, will put off a pair of 3.5 percent pay raises due him under his contract until 2011 to help keep spending in check during the worst recession in generations.
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Redding will allow indoor and outdoor medical marijuana cultivation, but within strict boundaries.
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A 29-year-old man wanted for assault with a deadly weapon was arrested this afternoon after he was found hiding in the rafters of a Cottonwood barn, officials with the Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force (SINTF) said today.
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An 11-year-old Redding girl suffered minor injuries this afternoon when she was struck by a car while she was riding her bicycle near the intersection of Edgewater Drive and Nighthawk Lane, police said.
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A 58-year-old Redding man had to be removed from a Shasta County courtroom this afternoon when he began spewing obscenities at his trial judge and at the jury that had just convicted him of exposing himself to a 3-year-old girl and trying to abduct her last summer.
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A Red Bluff man was arrested Monday in connection with a New Year’s Eve fight that left two men hospitalized with stab wounds, Red Bluff police said.
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I just received the following email from District Attorney Jerry Benito. It says it all and it makes everything we did for Junior the Christmas Boy worthwhile. Life is good. Thank you everyone for your kindness, money, prayers, and gifts....
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Shasta County authorities will announce at a 10:30 a.m. news conference on Wednesday results of their investigation into last month’s fatal officer-involved shooting of a bank robbery suspect in downtown Redding.
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted today not to enact the 5 percent pay cut they passed for themselves last month and instead passed a resolution that will result in greater savings to the county.
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That's what Glenn Beck asks of the "birther" crowd. There' s a bit of sense for you....
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Joel Stratte-McClure copied me on an e-mail he sent to Councilwoman Missy McArthur: Dear Missy, I'm interested in repurchasing the "Stratte property" that I understand you're negotiating to sell to the Rancheria in closed session tonight. As you know, my...
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A friend told me he'd heard you could safely ignore those expensive red-light-camera tickets (he was trying to decide what to do about his second ticket) because they come from a company out of state. Bad idea, I thought. Here's...
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A Mount Shasta resident reported to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office that his house was ransacked while he was away over the New Year's weekend.
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Cinemark will give Movies 10 in Redding a major makeover, a project that will add four screens to the theater complex on Old Alturas Road.
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Traces of the old trail still exist here and there; one such place is especially visible beside Clear Creek about eight miles north of French Gulch where the Mountain House stopping place was once located. The trail to Yreka started...
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Here's an event worth marking your calendar for: The Shasta-Cascade Farm and Food Coalition and Ingredients for Change, along with their many local partners and sponsors, announce the community screening of the 2009 critically acclaimed documentary, Food Inc. followed by...
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So says this odd item from the California Beaches Blog, which says the Redding landmark crab shack -- which of course is a few hours from any beach -- is "worth the flight." If your New Year's resolution is to...
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Our million square feet of empty space has got nothing on Silicon Valley. This from Bloomberg: More than 43 million square feet (4 million square meters) -- the equivalent of 15 Empire State Buildings -- stood vacant at the end...
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A Red Bluff man reported to Tehama County sheriff's deputies that one of his relatives stole a small safe from him, officials said today in a news release.
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The weather today from Redding to Red Bluff will be mostly cloudy, with a high this afternoon about 57 degrees and light winds, according to the National Weather Service.
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Spotted in downtown SF on Sunday afternoon. Of course its ultimate value (on eBay or wherever) is tied to the fortunes of our 44th president....
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Kids of all ages love to build stuff, and Turtle Bay Exploration Park wants enthusiasts to spend Saturday playing their way to better spatial and visualization skills. This month’s Family Second Saturday at Turtle Bay will feature hands-on activities that teach lessons…
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We saw prices overshoot going up. Home prices from around 2005 look insane in retrospect. Will we see the same momentum going the opposite direction? The chart below illustrates the home prices over the decade for a home in Shasta Lake City. Back in 200 it sold for $100K. At the peak of the market, it sold for $236K! Now
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Today’s FDotD bank owned home has had an interesting journey. At it’s peak, it sold for $236K. In the photo, it’s the one on the right. Built in 1997, it appears to be a 3/2 of approximately 1148 sq ft. According to records, it has become an unwanted asset of
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Make sure to view part 2 - as these videos go together - the total length was longer than 10 minutes
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The first few days of 2010 have so far bumbled on, so much like 2009 ended. A low-energy, gear-grinding set of circumstances. Lurching forward enough to move, but without much gusto.The agent of change resides in the heart, in the mind. Ruled by the gut. Played out by rising above fear and doubt and stepping forward i
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I assumed that because I live on 20 acres in the country and my twin lives within Redding city limits, I’d be the one with chickens (and goats and cows and other farm critters) and my sister would have
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Merle Haggard at the Cascade Theatre Jan. 4, 2010 Music: “Momma Tried” by Merle Haggard  
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Tapas Downtown and HawkMan Studios invite you to the ArtHop After-pARTy   Great music by jazz musician Mickey Jones  
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Susan Greaves’ work is described as “a fine example of strong, painterly style”. Her paintings are noted for their light and color. She uses classical methods of careful observation and dire
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  What was the most adventurous thing you have ever done? (Click here to a
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Once only a drive-by for the Andrew Heringer Band, Redding is now a stop on an 11-date tour of the Pacific Northwest. I spoke to Andrew about the tour, recording and Thursday’s show at Vintage Wine B
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We couldn’t bring you ArtHop without the local, independent businesses that host North State artists. Each month, beginning in Fe
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Old-time fiddling is not just for old-timers. Some of the hottest young fiddlers come from the North State, where the thriving music community nurtures the talent of tomorrow and produces champion after champion.  Three of those rising stars perform locally…
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A proposal to bootstrap the Redding economy this year with a series of home construction subsidies, land giveaways and targeted tax increases is headed for City Council review on Thursday.
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The Shasta College women's basketball team lost its final nonconference game of the season, falling 61-53 to Chabot College in Hayward.
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The Eastern Athletic League's race for the girls basketball title is a toss-up, sort of like the beginning tip-off in a game. Except in this case, there's four participants all jumping for that same tip.
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The 2010 Eastern Athletic League basketball schedule begins today and it's definitely not a league where the expected leader will run away with the title. That should hardly be surprising to anyone who saw last year's scramble for the EAL title, one in which six out of eight teams finished with .500 or better winning percen
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Latest Sports Schedule.
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Growing up, I could never understand why my mother went to bed before midnight on New Year's Eve. In my opinion, grown-ups were supposed to get all done up and go out dancing at fancy parties and drink fizzy water from tall skinny glasses and kiss each other on the lips at midnight to usher in the New Year. At least, that's
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TODAY Shasta Stitchers Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America events: Stitch-in from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Crafters Mall Sewing Room, 2665 Park Marina Drive, Redding. Club meetings are 6:30 p.m. Jan.13 at 301 Hartnell Ave., Redding; and 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at Cornerstone Community Church, 2615 Victor Ave., Redding. Guests
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Shoppers need manners I am an unabashed bargain hunter and the only one among my female friends who greeted the process of maturing with glee. The senior discounts had a lot to do with that.
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is again ratcheting up its screening measures after a Detroit-bound Nigerian came alarmingly close to blowing up himself on board an airliner.
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Look at the leading candidates now running for high office in California and you'll see more hopefuls than ever who took little or no interest in public affairs before they began wanting public offices for themselves.
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Gas bills will be lower in January Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers can expect average natural gas bills to be about 9 percent lower this month than in January 2009, the utility announced Monday.
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With its $75 million expansion of Win-River Casino on hold, the Redding Rancheria is buying real estate. The tribe last week purchased 64 acres of interstate highway frontage property from the McConnell Foundation.
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Victim is identified in fatal ATV wreck A 28-year-old Redding man who died Sunday afternoon after he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle near French Gulch was identified Monday as Luke Gilbert.
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The former chief of the Anderson Fire Protection District is under investigation for allegedly forging a certificate that bumped his annual pay by $1,919, as well as the possibility that he gave himself a 5 percent raise to which he wasn't entitled.
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Redding is making room in the county landfill by keeping old mattresses and box springs out. Since Nov. 18, when the city started recycling the key pieces of old beds rather than hauling them to the West Central Landfill near Igo, more than 440 mattresses and box springs have been recycled, said Christina Piles, Redding's p
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Drunken driving arrests over the holidays jumped 82 percent over last year, officials said Monday.Ninety-one people were arrested in Shasta County from Dec. 24 through Sunday, said Monty Hight, spokesman for the Avoid the Six campaign in Shasta County.
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When it was finished 70 years ago this month, it changed the face of Redding, altered the course of transportation on the West Coast and cleared the way for a public works project that helped make California an agricultural powerhouse.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2010. There are 360 days left in the year.
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Gary sent me this. I had never seen this video before and it's very moving.
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RED BLUFF — A 27-year-old Tehama County man has been sentenced to six years in prison for furnishing marijuana to a 9-year-old boy, prosecutors said today.
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Win free tickets to movies and special events! Here's how: Select the event or movie passes that you would like to win, click on the "enter to win here" and fill out the entry form. One entry per event per week, please. Must be 18 to win. Multiple entries will not improve your chances of winning.
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Coming in at 10,000-plus views, more than twice Senor Calatrava's $21 mil. masterpiece, is, I'll let the poster describe it: OIL WRESTLING AT CLUB H20 IN REDDING,CA FEATURING ME SHEREENA WRESTLING IN OIL AND MY FRIEND COULDNT FIGURE OUT MY...
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I’m busily sewing, cutting, sketching, choosing colors for the projects I have lined up for this year. I’m out of the planning stage and well into the activation part of the process. Now is the time to hit the bumps in the road so by next season I’ll have all the kinks worked out. I created a [...]
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According to a recently updated Sacramento Bee database, Redding spent $454,000 in the first nine months of 2009 on lobbying state government, placing it 13th on a list of 436 California entities. Here's the link. LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES GOVERNMENT...
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Two ATVs stolen in Red Bluff met their untimely demise when one was hit by a train and the other was found underwater in a nearby creek over the weekend.
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The Siskiyou Ice Rink at Shastice Park in Mount Shasta, Calif. The rink is 85 feet wide and 185 feet long - the same size as National Hockey League rinks. Rental skates are available in all sizes. A snack bar sells hot…
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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Tickets - $20 Proceeds benefit the Riverfront Playhouse. Ticket request form:  [www.redding.com] Riverfront Playhouse proudly announces an opportunity t
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Redding police are looking for multiple suspects after a Redding man reported three men tried to steal his bicycle.
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RED BLUFF — Two Red Bluff teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of grand theft and conspiracy for allegedly stealing $450 worth of copper wire from a PG&E storage yard, police said today.
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Holiday now has organic sandwiches and to-go salads. See the pictures alt="Holiday 003.JPG" src="http://blogs.redding.com/redding/tpratt/assets_c/2010/01/Holiday 003-thumb-550x412-12819.jpg" width="550" height="412" class="mt-image-center" style="text-align: center; display: block; margin: 0 auto 20px;" />...
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Adult obesity rates increased in 23 states and did not decrease in a single state in the past year, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009, a report released by the Trust...
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Becca Howsmon, 34, owner of Becca's Cafe in Anderson, center, along with her husband Marvin, drop off Christmas gifts and cards for Juan Lopez Monday to Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito and Sheriff Tom Bosenko.
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Officials in Clark County, Wash., say a man wanted in a shooting near Vancouver, Wash., may have fled to Redding.
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The National Law Journal profiles the SF law office that took on Nestle on behalf of opponents of the proposed water-bottling plant in the former mill town. Here's the link....
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We love the odd ones here. This Santa is on Oasis Road. It’s Really Redding.
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I wondered that yesterday afternoon halfway through "Wicked" at SF's Orpheum Theater. Very clever story, great costumes, some funny lines...but the music? It seemed almost incidental to the show. Why does everything sound like Celine Dion or a Disney cartoon...
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"Santa" has finally received Junior the Christmas Boy's cards, letters, and presents. They were delivered this morning to the Victims Assistance Unit at the Shasta County District Attorney's office by Becca and I. Sheriff Bosenko said they will be delivered...
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The ultra-liberal Brown is sounding like a fiscally conservative Chamber guy. From his column in yesterday's Chron: If we as a state want to make a New Year's resolution, I suggest taking a good look at the California we have...
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Am I the only one that notices rude behavior involving cell phones at public functions ? You know, phones ringing when someone is speaking at a podium, madly texting while others are eating or talking loudly on the phone while others are trying to listen to a presentation. Are matters so urgent they can’t wait a f
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Two teenagers -- including a 13-year-old accused of driving from Susanville to Red Bluff -- were arrested Sunday on suspicion of stealing a pickup, Red Bluff police said today.
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Three Tehama County residents have been arrested in connection with a taqueria burglary.
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...from the Desert Sun in southern California: Facing a multimillion-dollar deficit and threatened of staff cuts, Indio city employees since January 2008 have charged more than $805,000 for pricey meals, travel that took staff members across the country, professional sporting...
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The Obama administration has announced new air travel restrictions that will require a full pat-down for anyone traveling from one of 14 countries associated with terrorism. Any citizen of those nations flying to the United States will get the same treatment,…
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Cloudy days are here again.
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It’s Monday, time for a Fiction in 58.BazaarHer face is a plastic mask, devoid of emotion, color. She’s chosen to hide what’s inside. It isn’t fear. Something so much more sinister.She manages a smile. They smile back. She dreams of pipe bombs, scorched flesh, pain.The women circle.
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On a Wednesday afternoon, Barbara Wellock, a Redding resident, was carpooling home with a friend after volunteering at a local elementary school, when in a flash her eyesight drastically changed. Suddenly, t
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Three and a half years have passed since Brent Weaver put in motion plans to bring a little creativity to a downtown development venture, and hopefully spark some much needed economic energy in the downtown area. The multi-use Gateway building…
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It’s good to see that tonight’s Merle Haggard concert at the Cascade Theatre in Redding is sold out. Haggard is waiving his fee to make the show a benefit for the Northern California Veterans Hom
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For some reason, the media have decided that each decade must have a name, one that typifies the times. The decade just ended has received no such name.
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Murray spreads myths It is interesting how myths have such a hold on Americans. Ken Murray's recent opinion piece contains many myths. I will list but a few:
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SKIN DEEP: Alleviate the frustration at airports. With improved technology, surveillance cameras everywhere could do full-body scans. Why look for red flags when we can see Maggie's drawers?
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A police department obviously knows about the crimes that victims and witness report, and officers on patrol can't help but gain a sense of where the trouble is on their beats.
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1910: Frozen pipes temporarily closed down the Midas Mine in Harrison Gulch. All the water pipes were frozen and operations were being delayed until the cold snap passed.
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Anderson-based Big Foot Recycling Center is among three firms suing California in an effort to keep their businesses going and revive the state's recycling program, which they claim is on life-support.
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A holiday crackdown on drunken drivers in Shasta County yielded almost twice as many arrests this year than last. Started on Dec. 18, the Avoid the Six campaign in Shasta County had produced 88 arrests of people suspected of drunken driving as it went into its last day on Sunday, said Monty Hight, spokesman for the campaign
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Man dies in French Gulch ATV wreck Emergency crews responded to the report of an ATV wreck near French Gulch in which a Redding man later died from his injuries Sunday, police said.
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2010 is Year of the Tiger! This year is "special" for us Shotokan karateka. Yesterday (January 2) we had the very first practice for the new year. We just did katas. Many katas. I tried to see and feel imaginary opponents. We did the same kata again and again until we felt really good. It was fun! T
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Even though I have had Holiday's with more money, I have had some with less.  I don't think it mattered one bit to the world around me, nothing collapsed and nobody perished from disappointment!I am left with the great feeling of starting a fresh new year and enjoying what I have! I am ready with great new
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At the risk of offending some folks out there, I'll just say it anyway because that's the kind of girl I am: I do not like formal family portraits. You know - the ones done in photo studios where everyone wears matching outfits and has their hair done and arranges themselves in some geometrical format - those. I know it's v
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A 28-year-old Redding man who died Sunday afternoon from injuries suffered in an ATV wreck near French Gulch was identified today as Luke Gilbert.
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<B>Dear Babe:</B> I have a question about the 1981 Fleer baseball wax wrappers. I seem to recall reading in a 1981 SCD that the images on the back of the wrappers indicated whether the cards inside were first run "error" cards, or second run corrected cards. Can you verify this and does it make any di
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The prompt over at Sunday Scrbblings wasn’t very fun. It wasn’t doing anything for me.Hence, another OneWord.And that word is “ship.”Sixty seconds and go…He let his hands skim the hardened graphite pieces, impossibly white still, despite the time. It
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Sunday Green Protein Smoothies. They always make me think of my daughter Jess. She loves them.  I can now get granny to drink a large smoothie full of fruit and sea protein. I think it’s making her strong like Popeye. Is Radio Lab on vacation or was it just bumped last weekend? A cooking show has taken it’s [..
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The Carmelite Monks are men who are consecrated to God through the Vows of Obedience, Chastity, and Poverty. They live a life of prayer, solitude, penance, and strict separation from the world. Their lives
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It's located on the west side of Interstate 5 in the Sacramento River Canyon. Most people passing by on the interstate think its named for a wooden flume dating back to the lumbering days in the canyon. It's not. It's...
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Not all that much of interest in today’s new REO crop, but this one caught our eye. The house is a 1984 3/2 of about 1500 sq ft. It’s a well located neighborhood on a loop of a street with not all that much traffic. According to records, it sold for $320K bac
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It was 10 am and Sean just returned from Mass (I went last night). I asked Sean what he was going to do today, he replied "I don't know."Then Sean asked me what I was going to do today, I replied "I don't
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The first full week of the new year should be a sunny one.
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from Essential Three oil company in southern Oregon. E-3 ESSENTIAL OIL EASY, FUN APPLICATIONS! Home: Clean Green! Naturally Clean by Jeffrey Hollender and Geoff Davis Mold and mildew can be eradicated with a simple solution of two tablespoons of tea...
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Or someone like Frates (perhaps a sharp-eyed retired rate analyst with the PUC). Our rubber-stamp-inclined city council seems out of its depth. But like the pensions at city hall, years of nearly double-digit rate increases will only further burden what's...
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Unfortunately, few were listening in the fall of 2005 when the Redding Chamber and other local business groups raised the issue of pension costs at city hall. Below is Scott Mobley's 9/28/05 story (Compare it to his story in today's...
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Ahhh, the crisp, refreshing waters of a near-freezing morning on the first day of the new year and new decade. A few hardy souls always manage to venture into the chilly ritual with a splash of optimism and courage while…
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U.S. Representative Parker Griffith switched parties on Tuesday and became a Republican, a move that underscored challenges his former Democratic colleagues face in next year's election. "I can no
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A Feb. 20 wedding at Nazarene Church in Red Bluff is planned by Bianca Pasquini and Jason Williams, both of Red Bluff.
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Kathy Van Buskirk and Jeff Powell, both of Redding, were wed at 4 p.m. Nov. 23 in Secret Beach, Maui.
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Alvie and Aileen Slape of Shasta Lake celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner Dec. 13 at Cattlemen's Restaurant in Redding.
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Q: We often take three-day fishing trips on a private boat and always get the multiday fishing trip permits to cover us.
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My husband, Loren, and I returned recently from a three-week vacation in Thailand.
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For the true outdoorsman, camping season doesn't end with the first snowfall. Many north state campers enjoy the added peace and picturesque beauty that a snow-covered landscape provides.
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Mired in a steep recession is a stark reminder about how an economy really works - or doesn't work. When things are good, we take for granted where the revenue comes from that fuels our economy and also ultimately provides the revenue for government services.
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Of all the words wasted on rehashing what we already know about the past year and decade (many of those words published on these very same pages, and on my watch, I realize), the best and most timely insight I've encountered came from the uppity nerds at Wired magazine.
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Your Tuesday article "DFG wardens kill deer kept as pet" failed to address the gravity of the situation faced by Department of Fish and Game wardens when they were called to Thora Adcock's property in Los Molinos on Dec. 21.
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Shooting is not in deer's interest "DFG wardens kill deer kept as pet" (Tuesday) quotes Fish and Game Capt. Sherry Howell as saying that people keeping wild animals as pets "is not in the best interest of the animal even though they think it is."
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If righteous outrage could refill Shasta County's depleted treasury, the sheriff's deputies wouldn't need to take a pay cut.
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While the health care fiasco, underwear bomber and antics of Tiger Woods distracted Americans, a piece of controversial legislation was introduced to the House of Representatives. Like most of the Democrats' legislation, it requires scrutiny as it ignores the will of the majority of Americans.
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TUESDAY Anderson City Council: 7 p.m., Anderson City Hall, 1887 Howard St., 378-6646. Redding City Council: 6 p.m., agenda includes zoning restrictions on medical marijuana collectives and cultivation, and landscape water conservation ordinance, City Hall, council chambers, 777 Cypress Ave., 225-4447.
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COTTONWOOD Wednesday Receipts: 948; Dec. 25: No sale. Compared with previous sale: Slaughter cows and bulls steady. No big groups in any category, except for 450- to 500-pound heifers and 700-pound steers. Yearlings $1-$2 higher. Off lots and singles $7-$15 lower than top offerings.
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Oct. 24: Brittany Starr of Shasta Lake, a girl.Oct. 24: Miguel Dominguez and Obdulia Cuahutenango of Anderson, a boy.
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1909: James Krall froze to death on the road to Manton while in a drunken stupor on New Year's night. Krall and a companion named Home started out for Manton through the snow while both were under the influence of liquor. When Krall gave out completely and lay down, Home went on to get help. A search party found Krall where
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The Simpson University basketball teams split their home doubleheader with Corban College Saturday. The Red Hawk men triumphed 77-59 but the women fell 88-59.
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Redding's pension rates will climb rather steeply over the next few years as the city copes with a curtailed budget. The higher rates reflect California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) efforts to meet pension obligations after suffering unprecedented market losses in the financial meltdown of late 2008 and ear
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Redding's pension rates may be the highest on record for the city by mid-decade, if current projections prove true. But just 10 years ago, the city's pension rates were zero - an all-time low - as the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) saw record investment returns.
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Ronald Allen got out of prison in July after serving 18 months for auto theft and possessing a loaded firearm.By September, he was back in jail after being arrested on suspicion of petty theft and violating terms of his parole.
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8 more drivers arrested on suspicion of DUI Eight more arrests were made on suspicion of DUI during the New Year's weekend in the north state Avoid the Six campaign, authorities reported Saturday.
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Redding City Manager Kurt Starman will put off scheduled pay raises for another year to set an example as administrators gird to ask employees for more concessions as the local economy continues contracting.
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Q: I enjoyed your article about toy and real guns. I wanted to ask whether you might be able do one about knives. I have seen a lot of cool knives online and in stores, but I don't know what is OK to have and under what conditions.
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An uncertain economy isn't stopping Cottonwood couple Sean Humble and Annie "Bree" Phibbs from making one of the biggest commitments of their young lives.
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Shasta County residents will have to fork over an extra buck this year if they need official proof that they've tied the knot.
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Mega-home builder D.R. Horton hasn't left Redding. There was some buzz that after River Crest off Bechelli Lane - where houses ultimately had to be significantly discounted - D.R. Horton wouldn't be back any time soon.
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See Sunday's "Buzz on the Street" for more.
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The word du jour at OneWord is “shift.”She stared into the mirror hard, daring it to be wrong. When had she gone so old? When did the crow’s feet show up? The lines around her once-full, pouty lips? When did her raven hair become flecked with gray?She bore twin holes
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ANDERSON — Burglars broke into the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at the Shasta Outlets in Anderson overnight and took an undisclosed amount of money, police said today.
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Eight more arrests were made on suspicion of DUI this New Year’s weekend in the north state Avoid the Six campaign, authorities reported today.
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I am often asked "what is a good Catholic Gift for a toddler / preschool child?"Here are some great Cd's that teach through the use of stories and music.Click here to listen to the music
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This appeared, in somewhat lengthier form, in Garrison Keillor's column The Old Scout. It brought tears to my eyes... Maybe to you too.My own Christmas vision appeared three days before Christmas, in a deli on 10th Avenue in New York, where a rather elegant young woman was managing a herd of eight teen
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Our kids are growing so fast, one already out of the house, the other only a couple years away and he will be going off to college, and then, not too many more years and our youn
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Happy Valley was first known as Oak Highlands and also as Oak for guess what - the many oak trees in the area. The post office names have changed many times over the years. The first post office was named...
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In advance of Thursday's public workshop on Shasta Builders' Exchange Kent Dagg's "Radical 10 in 2010" proposals, Redding City Manager Kurt Starman analyzes seven of the ideas that would directly involve City Hall. One initiative, money to stimulate new home construction, will need a local bank or investor to par
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After a wet introduction to the new year, Redding should stay dry today.
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A small group of hardy souls, including the founders of Art Hop and my former colleague and local musician Jim Dyar, took a free New Years Day plunge into Whiskeytown Lake. The city event was too rich for their tastes...
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Scientists have discovered a hole in the moon, one so large it might one day be used to shelter a lunar colony. The size of a city block and nearly 300 feet deep, the hole is believed to be a collapsed lava…
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  Eskimo Hill Lassen Park Music from Dvorák’s New World Symphony Dec. 26, 2009
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Q: What are some things people can do to landscaping to improve their home's value?
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Grant given to Dunsmuir gardens Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens recently was awarded a $9,975 grant from Shasta Regional Community Foundation's McConnell Fund.
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Talk to some of the lawyers hoping to see challenger Josh Lowery unseat District Attorney Jerry Benito in June's election, and one of the raps on the district attorney is that his office pushes too many marginal cases, leading to more trials and more acquittals.
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Patrick Jones, Redding's new mayor, is prepared for a "long, tough year" - continued declines in tax revenue, bruising negotiations with labor bosses who feel some city workers should be exempt from the recession, and a re-election campaign in the fall in which he'll likely be the target of "aggressive attack ads."
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Janet Napolitano - former Arizona governor, now overmatched secretary of homeland security - will forever be remembered for having said of the attempt to bring down an airliner over Detroit: "The system worked."
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Catholics invited to series at St. Joseph "Catholics Returning Home," a six-week series, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday.
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Q: What are pilgrimages? Do the members of your faith tradition go on them? Are certain pilgrimages popular in your faith tradition?
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2010. There are 363 days left in the year.
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More DUI arrests were made New Year's Eve in the north state Avoid the Six campaign. In Shasta County, Redding police arrested Ruben Valdivia Luevano, 29, of Anderson, who was involved in a traffic collision, and Victoria Rose Kenyon, 25, of Redding on suspicion of driving under the influence, public information officer Mon
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A year after voters approved selling bonds to pay for school upgrades, plans are taking shape for new construction projects in the Gateway Unified School District.
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One of Redding's newest residents slept through the spotlight Friday, unaware at 9 hours old that he had a special story surrounding his birth.
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Klamath, Tahoe and Plumas national forests are offering paying summer jobs to teens this summer. This is the first year the Student Conservation Association has offered paying jobs to youths ages 16 to 18, said Jay Watson, the western regional director of the association.
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Many north state residents turn to cozy fires in wood stoves and fireplaces to beat back winter's chill. The fact is evidenced by smoky spires rising up around Shasta and Tehama counties on clear, cold winter days.
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About 20 brave souls started off the new decade plunging into the frigid waters of the Redding Aquatic Center pool on Friday.
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One of the many vehicle code violations a person is most likely to receive a citation for - and not having anything to do with how fast they are going, not stopping for a stop sign or not signaling that lane change - is expired registration.
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RB police seek man in stabbing on Thursday The Red Bluff Police Department is looking for a person of interest in the stabbing of two men Thursday night.
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The north state’s two largest electricity providers are raising their rates. Redding Electric Utility bills mailed out this month will reflect a 7.84 percent increase that went into effect in December. The average REU residential customer using 884 kilowatt-hours a month will see their charges go from $103 to $109.
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Here is a comparison between Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and Redding Electric Utility rates at certain monthly kilowatt-per-hour consumption thresholds.
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We recall this as a failed Short Sale last year. Back then the kitchen looked a bit nicer. There’s a 24 x 33 shop too. It backs up to Placer, which is a relatively busy street around here, but that seems reflected in the price. Listed as a 1688 sq ft 3/2 in West
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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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A more wholesomely named blog resides HERE
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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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