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January 26th, 2010

David Brooks' pop sociology isn't always my thing, but he's got a great line in today's column: Ever since I started covering politics, the Democratic ruling class has been driven by one fantasy: that voters will get so furious at...
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[I started this post to respond to a wretched article in the Washington Post, but I got carried away. I will follow this with my response to that article.] As though everyone has joined the tea-party and drank tea mixed with some very odd herbs, it has become popular to characterize Obama’s first year as a f
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RED BLUFF — A 36-year-old Tehama County man was sentenced today to more than 20 years in prison after he was involved in a 2007 traffic accident while under the influence of marijuana and alcohol.
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MOUNT SHASTA — A Mount Shasta man who died Friday of carbon monoxide poisoning was identified today as 83-year-old Patrick Murdoch, a spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said.
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North Woods Discovery School was locked down this afternoon after gun shots were reported in the area.
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I'm not sure I'm prepared to be annexed into Oregon, but this is an interesting map of what states might look like if they were divied up to have roughly equal populations....
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What: Soroptimist International of Redding Mardi Gras Fundraiser When: Jan. 30, 7 p.m. to midnight Where: Redding Convention Center Our 2010 Mardi Gras marks the clubs 38th year in holding this fundraiser in our community. All funds from this event go toward local community projects…
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Daffodil Days fundraiser gives back to the community.
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National Public Radio affiliate KFPR, 88.9 FM, off the air since late last week, could be broadcasting again by Wednesday night, station GM Brian Terhorst said today.
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Mt. Calvary Lutheran School is offering one week of free preschool!
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Low interest rates enjoyed in 2009 by home buyers and homeowners refinancing may be history come March. The Federal Reserve propped up the ailing housing market by quietly buying up mortgage-backed securities and lowering key interest rates which influence costs for consumer borrowing. Lenders loaned money only becau
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Sitting near the Sundial, reading Oscar Wilde on my Kindle… I can’t think of a better way to spend the afternoon!
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Les Melburg said his Stillwater Business Park prospect (and potential client, we now know)was a company from back East. Said company, he told the city council, was looking to expand in Redding. Both true statements, as far as they went....
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Redding Police are still looking for information that might lead to the arrest of a man who robbed Shopko’s pharmacy on Jan. 18.
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Mayor Patrick Jones, still working on Monday's "State of the City" address, tells me it won't be a "positive, upbeat speech...we have a tough year ahead." Next month, he said, the council will have to make "deep, serious" cuts to...
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The local branch of the California Republican Assembly, which describes itself as the "Republican wing of the Republican Party," has endorsed Pete Stiglich over Wally Herger, the candidate says. From my in-box: The Committee to Elect Colonel Pete Stiglich is...
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Joan Anderson to the Mountain Gate Community Services District board.
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I'm doing more research, but right now it looks as though it just might be the oldest. John Leschinsky arrived in Shasta County perhaps as early as 1849 with his brothers Augustus and Jacob. John and Jacob homesteaded land along...
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The sun is out and what a joy! It’s been days and days of wet gray weather. My eyes are grooving on it for details, too. For my Joey Ramone doll there is only a head, so far, but each stitch of embroidery and each lock of hair was done with so much love. Great big lovely [...]
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Note from Doni: Below is a recent conversation between myself and Dr. Kathleen McGuire, Artistic Director & Conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, about the group’s upcomi
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Plans are being made by Shasta County officials to move the Lady of Justice temporarily into the Jury Assembly Room inside the Shasta County Courthouse in mid-March. This is great news because she will be in a very safe place....
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A husband and wife were arrested in the Jack-In-The-Box parking lot on Cypress Avenue in Redding after making several purchases on a stolen credit card, police said.
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What: Dawson & Marie Perform at Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant When: Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant Click here for music samples.
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A 62-year-old Canadian resident was stabbed Monday night in the Walmart parking lot on South Main Street.
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Mt. Shasta Ski Park lost power again Monday evening.
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The Tehama County Sheriff's Office is looking for somebody who swiped an unknown amount of aluminum cans from Corning Disposal.
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The California Department of Transportation still has chain restrictions in effect today on some mountain roads.
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Redding firefighters converged on the Interwest Insurance Services office on Hemsted Drive this morning after reports of a strong electrical smell inside the building.
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Dennis Mihalka wrote earlier this month in response to an editorial about the tea-party movement, and took exception to one passing comment: However, the editorial's cheap shot requires attention. It said: "The tea partiers' views are not all our cup...
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Last year when the kerfuffle broke out over Redding Electric and the city's red-tagging of homes without power, REU was often compared unfavorably to PG&E. The hometown power company was quick to cut off customers who were behind on their...
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No sooner do I post a column headlined “Buckets of Rain” than the sun emerged here in Redding for the first time in days, just to prove me wrong. You’re welcome. More clouds and showers will move through the area this afternoon/evening,…
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Kids at U-Prep in Redding made a funny Doritos chip commercial as part of a national contest. View it here. As described on the Blownapart Studios web site, the spot: "...is a commercial we made for the Doritos Crash...
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The last remnants of a week's worth of wet weather will fall on the north state today before the area gets a break over the next couple of days.
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Sunday, I ran several photos I took of last Saturday’s benefit fashion show titled “The Collage.” I got some OK shots. But ultimately the most beautiful photo I saw was this, captured by my evening companion, the lovely Karry, using a Nikon S570. This is Kim, of Kimberly Nicole Boutique. The full size shot
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Today’s FDotD was built in those halcyon real estate days of 2005. We can’t tell if this is the front of the house or the back, or both, and what about that swimming pool decor? Maybe it’s just the angle, but it looks like Fred Flintstone would be ri
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Tomorrow's scheduled preliminary hearing for a 44-year-old Redding chiropractor accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl was confirmed today in Shasta County Superior Court, a district attorney's office spokeswoman said.
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The New Testament contains five different metaphors for the foundation of the Church (Matt. 16:18, 1 Cor. 3:11, Eph. 2:20, 1 Pet. 2:5–6, Rev. 21:14). One metaphor that has been disputed is Jesus
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Q: Happy 6th birthday to the Dance Project, James Santos! As the director of The Dance Project, can you still remember what the dance company was like when it was just a baby?
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It’s early, but the headache is a low, dull throb.Just the body crying out for what it has been denied – caffeine, sugar, alcohol and whatever chemicals are in every foodstuff that’s processed.Embarking on a 21-day, the early days are the worst.Oh, there is food to be consumed. Fruits, vegetables, w
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Although bare root tree season started in early January, local nurseries are still getting some varieties in. Wyntour Gardens has, by far, the largest selection, Gold Leaf Nursery has just about any fruit tree you ca
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Viva Downtown Redding would like to offer free tickets to News Cafe readers for its benefit performance of “Murder Me, Murder Me Not” at the Riverfront Playhouse. Enjoy a complimentary evening of food, wine
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After my last posting, describing the Protestant faiths as the cause of much of the confusion regarding the interpretation of theology and in effect morality, as I expected, I have received numerous comments and e-mails from unhappy and offended protestants.As I mentioned previously, my intent was not to o
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North State Songwriters will perform original music as part of the 2010 city-wide Cultural Cruise. We'll be in the lobby of Redding City Hall, starting at 5 PM. View artwork from several local artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments.On the bill for the North State Songwriters:5:00 Still Married
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Smiling faces always seem familiar somehow. But these were familiar for a reason.Between the mountains where I was born, and the desert I now call home, I spent most of my life in Pacific Grove, a small town on the coast of California. My three children walked to school, to the beach, to the ballpark and the library. At nig
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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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CalPERS shift hurts economy In regard to your Sunday editorial, "County does more than talk about pensions," the facts were not presented accurately.
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For Redding residents wary of the idea of giving away a piece of Stillwater Business Park, it cannot help soothe the nerves that the first live prospect isn't a new company at all, but one that already operates in Redding and has long had a mind to expand locally.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2010. There are 339 days left in the year.
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Murder suspects confirmed for trial A March 9 trial date was confirmed Monday in Shasta County Superior Court for three Redding teens accused of beating a homeless man to death in April.
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Redding has ordered the owner of a Lake Boulevard apartment complex to restore power and other utilities to the building by Feb. 25 or face a $270 fine.
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A private developer's plans to build a multistory, mixed-use building on a downtown Redding parking lot moved ahead Monday with the City Council's approval to sell the land.
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Redding parks and recreation planners are looking beyond the worst recession in generations toward a day when the city may be able to own and operate a pair of gymnasiums.
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Seven months after registered nurses at the Redding hospital did the same thing, technical employees at Shasta Regional Medical Center have voted out the United Public Employees of California as their union.
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Lawyer offers free bankruptcy service Redding attorney Catherine King is offering free Chapter 7 bankruptcies to the first 10 people who qualify.
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Megan Carter and Michelle Correia recently spent their lunch period at Foothill High School walking around campus with a bucket, asking other students for spare change.
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I read with probably more interest than most Scott Mobley's article concerning the land "giveaway" at Stillwater.
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An ugly win is a little like sausage.As long as it tastes good, you're not really interested in what went into it.U-Prep's 48-36 non-league win Monday over Maxwell - in the battle of the Panthers - turned out to be a tasty bratwurst.
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The Anderson Fire Protection District will have to pay at least $16,623 to reimburse the Record Searchlight for attorney's fees after the paper won a court fight for copies of an investigative report detailing misconduct allegations surrounding a former fire chief.
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A director for the proposed VA home project in Redding could be named within a matter of weeks, the second-in-command of the California Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday.
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Power problems continue to bedevil Mt. Shasta Ski Park, which opened Monday morning only to lose power again that night. An update to the ski park's Web site about 9:45 p.m. said it was unclear when the power would be back on and the park open again.
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Power problems continue to bedevil Mt. Shasta Ski Park, which opened Monday morning only to lose power again that night. An update to the ski park's Web site at 6:25 a.m. today said it was unclear when the power would be back on and the park open again.
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MILLVILLE - Hours of talk Monday night failed to resolve a divide between the Millville Fire Protection District board and the district's chief.
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Power was restored Monday afternoon for McCloud residents, a day shy of a week without electricity. "We were the first ones to lose power," Gail Fritz, 63, said Monday by phone from McCloud. "We're the last ones to get it back."
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A private developer's plans to build a multi-story, mixed-use building on a downtown Redding parking lot moved ahead today with the City Council's approval to sell the land.
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...Actor Pernell Roberts is dead of cancer at 81. The last surviving member of the original cast of the TV western "Bonanza," Roberts played the eldest Cartwright brother, Adam. He left the show after several seasons and then returned to...
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The Obama administration was embarrassed by a series of revelations about its most radical actions, assumptions, and associations in 2009. While Fox News and the conservatives on talk radio and the Internet broke and developed these stories, Americans following only the "mainstream" media would never have heard these report
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Scanning the comments submitted to a Time.com article on the Massachusetts special election I came across the following, which I think speaks to some of the difficulties President Obama and the Democratic Party are fa
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On November 1, 2009, 30 students from University Preparatory School, in conjunction with Blownapart studios, a small group of filmmakers based in Redding, shot an entry for a Doritos Super Bowl Contest. It was filmed entirely on the school campus and used students as actors.
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Northbound travelers should expect delays on Interstate 5 this afternoon.
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This just in … On Nov. 1, 2009, 30 students from University Preparatory School in Redding, Calif., in conjunction with Blownapart Studios, a small group of filmmakers based in Redding, shot a video entry for a Doritos Super Bowl Contest. It…
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The lake, I should say. All this rainy gray weather can be depressing but it means much-needed water in Lake Shasta, now a skosh over half full. A view from the Centimudi boat ramp near the dam on Sunday afternoon...
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In offering thoughts about the "transit crisis" in urban California, where they have far more elaborate public transporation system, Paul Shigley nails the problem with Redding's ailing bus system, which a marketing campaign has failed to lift: I'm here to...
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Redding has ordered the owner of a Lake Boulevard apartment complex to restore power and other utilities to the building by Feb. 25 or face a $270 fine.
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What: Slow Food Shasta Cascade Second Annual National Seed Swap Day When: Jan. 31, 1:30 p.m. Where: Discover Earth 641 Main Street, Red Bluff 529-3856 We’ll have some good guest speakers and good coffee. Bring seeds, questions, advice, or just show up and see what we’
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A woman who was found dead last week in a Redding apartment damaged by a fire was identified today as 56-year-old Catheryn Marie Norgard.
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Redding parks and recreation planners are looking beyond the worst recession in generations toward a day when the city may be able to own and operate a pair of gymnasiums.
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Paul has completed making the hand-made scales for our Lady of Justice. The scales are now waiting to be attached to our Lady of Justice once she is finished. Paul volunteered his time and expertise to create these scales. To...
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While it seems like the worse has passed, several companies (according to this Forbes.com article) plan on closing several of their stores this year.  This of course affects our business directly; No jobs equa
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A 46-year-old Reno, Nev. man was in fair condition this evening after crashing his big rig on Highway 299 east of Redding near the Snoopy Rock in Ingot.
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The Anderson Fire Protection District will have to pay at least $16,623 to reimburse the Record Searchlight for attorney’s fees after the paper won a court fight to get copies of an investigative report detailing misconduct allegations surrounding a former fire chief.
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In 1909 a fearless air navigator circled Redding but didn't land. In 1918 three military Air Service Jenny's landed in a large wheat field west of Cottonwood because of engine problems on one of the planes. The next day they...
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Jim McClatchey, an owner of Southern Aluminum Finishing, replies to Saturday's story and, especially, the harsh comments on it. I'll be publishing this in the paper, but it adds a lot of germane material to the discussion. To the editor...
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Power was restored this afternoon for McCloud residents, a day shy of a week without electricity.
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The blog Stop Wintu Fraud offers a different perspective on the recent purchase of land along Clear Creek by the Redding Rancheria....
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Technical employees at Shasta Regional Medical Center have voted out the United Public Employees of California as their union, the Redding hospital announced.
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Power has been restored after several days.
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After being closed since a massive winter storm knocked out power last week, the Mt. Shasta Ski Park is reopening this morning at 10 a.m.
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Emergency workers are responding to a single-vehicle accident with minor injuries this morning on Highway 299 at Hillcrest Drive east of Montgomery Creek.
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When I first saw this video, I thought to myself, I can't share this with anyone, it will offend my good protestant friends. ( I have many friends and even extended family that are Protestants)However
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A March 9 trial date was confirmed this afternoon in Shasta County Superior Court for three Redding teens accused of beating a homeless man to death in April.
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Nothing they love down in Texas more than a good book-banning, but the state Board of Education got carried away. In their haste to eliminate all pinko/commie/leftist leanings from the state’s social studies curriculum, board members banned the children’s classic “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,…
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OneWord is a writing prompt that deals in brevity. One word, 60 seconds. Don't think, just write. The word? Yoga.She did everything for her husband, the faithful wife.It wasn’t enough. As her responsibilities grew, she let her appearance go. A few extra pounds here and t
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We real estate agents are independent contractors. That means we often work many hours for free, hoping to meet somebody buying or selling a house. This very rainy weekend I held a house open both days on Foothill Blvd, and it was looong time between few lookers. I believe this was also the weekend for [...]
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Redding's Administrative Hearings Board meets this afternoon to consider a substandard housing dispute between a tenant and a landlord regarding a Lake Boulevard apartment occupied without power after the municipal utility disconnected service for nonpayment.
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Redding City Council members will meet this afternoon as both the council and Redevelopment Agency board members to consider a proposal to turn a downtown parking lot into a multi-story, mixed-use building
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Located at the appropriately ironic “end of goldrush,” today’s Old Shasta FDotD has become economic aromatherapy. According to records it last sold in 2006 for $350K. It’s listed as a 3/2 of 1120 sq ft built in 1988. Also according to records, it seems to ha
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Chain restrictions remain in effect this morning on some mountain roads in the north state.
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Emergency workers are responding to a two-vehicle accident this morning at Main Street and Long Branch Road with possible injuries.
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The north state can expect a wet start to the work week.
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The dead of winter is a great time to organize one's notes and photographs, and rummage through memories of last year's adventures. This is the tale of a solo trip to a seldom-visited string of lakes in the Trinity Alps of Northern California.
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The Simpson Universitymen's basketball team earned its first league win with a 64-63 victory at Bethany late Saturday.Jason Stubbs had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Simpson (1-4 California Pacific Conference, 6-14). Justin Sparks and Andrew Schritter added 15 points apiece. Schritter was 4-for-7 from 3-point range.
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California's budget crisis has impacted every level of government: state, county and city. Painful cuts have been and will continue to be made in all areas. Inevitably up and down the state, counties and local governments are looking at another year of budget cuts.
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GET TO KNOW HIM: In regards to "Where is God?" ("50-Word Dash," Friday): The more people get to know the almighty God, the less they will question his ways.
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American voter is striking back Way back in October of last year you published a piece I wrote about what the Democratic party would be in for come the next election - like voter rebellion.
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The good news for the Shasta College men's basketball team is that the Knights got a win Saturday with head coach Kele Fitzhugh still recovering from surgery earlier in the week.
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Soon to be snaking his way up Redding is former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler.The 15-year NFL veteran, who led the Raiders to the Super Bowl XI title in 1977, is the celebrity guest for the 17th annual Shasta College Celebrity Dinner/Auction on March 26 at Win-River Casino.
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2010: Fifteen-cent copper prices meant millions to the Shasta County copper mines. It also meant every smelter in Shasta County would be running at full capacity. The production would result in an increased copper output and payrolls of $250,000 to $350,000 to the employees.
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The Redding Area Bus Authority is not getting the hoped-for ridership boost out of a $250,000 marketing campaign launched last February and set to expire this June.
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Shasta County residents and businesses filed for bankruptcy at a brisk pace in 2009. Mirroring a nationwide trend, bankruptcy filings in Shasta County last year jumped 31 percent to 1,111 petitions.
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Shasta County supervisors Tuesday may prop up the Mountain Gate Community Services District with a new member and could approve new contracts with two bargaining units.
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The worst part about the chasm opening in the Millville Fire Protection District is that everyone involved is dedicated to working for the safety of the rural community, but a small difference over how to best do that job threatens to leave residents far worse off in an emergency.
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At what age did you realize you were no longer a kid?
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"I was not a member of the Redding City Council that decided to make Stillwater Business Park a reality, but I have supported the concept." Ken Murray, RS 1/24/10 For the record, Murray was on the council (mayor, in fact)...
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In this day and age of auto tune and laptop loops rarely is pure raw energy captured in an untempered manner, and its not every day you come upon a soul who has both ferocity interwoven with a child like honesty. Destroy Nate Allen is a folk /punk  sing along duet from Portland Oregon, consisting […]
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New snowfall today has knocked out power to much of McCloud again, a utility spokesman said.
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I was waiting for someone else to start this conversation, but it sure has been mighty quiet around these parts concerning Medical Marijuana since the Ca. Supreme Court ruling that said cities and counties could not restrict the amount of medicine available to Medical Marijuana patients!  Hello.... What's
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Motorists must chain up on Highway 299 from 19 miles west of Redding over Buckhorn Summit to 2.2 miles west of the Shasta/Trinity County line. Cars and trucks with four-wheel drive and snow tires on all four wheels can go without chains.
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Redding acupuncturist Michel Czehatowski sends this: In Praise of Avocados Sunday, 24 January 2010 The Hass avocado (Persea americana Mill.) is a great American success story. A California mailman named Rudolph Hass discovered this cultivar, which turns purplish-black upon ripening,...
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Dan Martin of Lazy 69 Ranch sends this e-mail this morning. My grandpa's role model was and is Jack LaLane. In the late 40s he met Jack on the beach at Avalon harbor, Catalina Island. Gramps was a gymnast and...
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Maybell was the granddaughter of a pioneer family and lived her entire life beside the Sacramento River near the Diestelhorst Bridge (named for her family) in Redding on the old family farm. She was born in 1904 and died in...
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The far northern Sacramento Valley is in for a couple more soggy days after a week of nearly unbroken and badly-needed rainfall.
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Thought I’d share my jar of possum bones with you this rainy Saturday. Birds and other creatures had the possum carcase down to almost nothing when we found it near the river. A very large bird ambled reluctantly away from the scene when we arrived. It stared at us from it’s remove for quite a long [...]
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Redding police arrested two men in a Ford Explorer late Saturday night after saying their SUV ran a red light on Churn Creek Road and officers discovered 3.5 grams of methamphetamine on the driver, according to a press statement.
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Took a few quick photos at the Fashion Show held yesterday at the Old City Hall to benefit the Shasta County Arts Council, and support our local clothing and jewelery designers. It was a terrific show and a lot of fun. We have some really talented local people. Here’s some quick photos: Erin with Kimberly, of [
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Not much in today’s crop of unwanted bank-owned homes to feature, but this one is described as a cute little charmer near WalMart. Little, it is, as a 792 sqft 2/1. It was most recently a failed Short Sale at $65K, where it was described as a “1/2 Plex,” so maybe
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Wow, what a shootout between the Saints and the Vikings! Saints win in overtime, 31-28, and they’ll meet the Colts in the Super Bowl. Should be a good matchup. I went 1-1 on today’s predictions, but enjoyed the games. Someone scrape…
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I often wonder what one could accomplish if only he didn't limit himself. I know that for some, it is good to know what their limitations are and to work within those limitations. But how does one actually know h
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Yesterday was the "Walk For Life - West Coast." I wasn't able to make it this year due to a parish commitment, but sure missed connecting with all the people who are fighting for the lives of innocent
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Singer songwriter Dan Sheridan of Aspen, Colorado, got himself fired for singing about what "Big Money" has done to his town.Read the story - complete with a Capra-esque ending -- here:Folk Song St
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What: Auditions for Shasta Symphony Orchestra When: Jan. 26, 9 p.m. Where: Shasta College, room 633 The Shasta Symphony Orchestra will have its registration and first rehearsal of the Spring Semester on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, in room 633. New players of all string instruments are…
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A June 10 wedding at Benvenuto in Boynton Beach, Fla., is planned by Kristen DellaPace of Thousand Oaks and Nicholas Cumming of Calabasas.
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New rules aimed at better protecting consumers and dictating how credit card companies treat customers take effect next month.
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Q: How do margin calls work? What triggers them and why do they happen?
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One of the most profound uses of the ubiquity of communication made available via cell phones is the ability to use this tool for networking worldwide support.
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Consumer use of reusable shopping bags is a steadily growing trend. Whether canvas, jute, cotton or glitz, there's a panorama of choices.
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THURSDAY Lassen Park area full moon Nordic ski and snowshoe hike: 5 to 8 p.m. Meet at Reed's Market in Shingletown. Snowshoe or ski less than 5 miles depending on weather. Ages 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent. Cost is free. Call 474-4300.
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The Northern California Council Federation of Fly Fishers will induct Mike Michalak into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame on March 20 in Napa.
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Mt. Shasta Ski Park will host a Slopestyle competition on Saturday in Revolution Terrain Park. Off jumps, rails skiers and snowboarders will compete "to land the biggest and wildest jumps they can," according to the ski park's marketing manager Jim Mullins. "Visually, this is an awe-inspiring event showcasing the skill, co
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For the construction industry in Redding, 2009 was pretty much the worst year on record. New development ground nearly to a standstill, foreclosures skyrocketed, and major buildings stood empty. Industry observers don't expect 2010 to be much better.
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From Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on down, California public officials facing painful budget squeezes are grumbling about the rising cost of public employees' pensions. But most have done very little to actually tame them.
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A friend last week was bemoaning the lessons our kids' generation will learn from the present bad economy.
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MONDAY Community Services Advisory Commission: 4 p.m., Redding Convention Center, Room 125, 700 Auditorium Drive, Redding, 225-4512.
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COTTONWOOD Friday Receipts: 1,514; Jan. 15: 2,925.Compared with previous sale: Slaughter cows $1 higher. Another strong market Friday with good demand, especially on lighter cattle. Off lots and singles $7-$12 below top offerings.
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I saw the future Tuesday. She was wearing a green and gold jersey with the No. 22 on it.Ladies and gentlemen, meet Lily Brose. She isn't a household name, yet, but she will be.
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<B>Dear Babe:</B> I have an uncut sheet 1996 Mickey Mantle reprints from Topps. <B>David Merrill, Hudson, N.H.</B>
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A fast start and a steady defensive effort proved to be enough for the Knights to grab sole possession of first place in the Golden Valley Conference.
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In the effort to show that the Northern Section football field is worthy of statewide attention, the section's Small School Divisions teams were the ones that made the biggest statement.
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Matt Nichols went from West Valley High School to Eastern Washington University and then to Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.
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Though complete results weren't available as of press time, some Northern Section wrestlers fared well at the Tim Brown Memorial tournament in Sacramento.
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The Shasta College men’s basketball team nearly blew a 20-point second-half lead before Jacob Gray sank two free throws with 4.4 seconds left to seal a 68-64 victory over rival Siskiyous at home on Saturday.
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Stillwater Business Park exists. The complainers need to back off - it's a done deal - and spend their energy becoming part of the solution. We need jobs, and complaining about yesterday's decisions won't create one single paycheck. You can directly be a part of a communitywide effort to create employment opportunities loca
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The board of directors of the Anderson Fire Protection District has been verbally attacked now for several months by a so-called "citizens' group" and in the blogs and over and over again in the press.
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I commend the board of directors of the Millville Fire Protection District for representing the citizen taxpayers of their district. The board is legally responsible to set policy directing the district's operation to provide the best service the taxpayers are willing to fund. The board voted to upgrade the existing mutual
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A costly vote to strip rights Tuesday at the City Council meeting, our elected officials chose to limit the power of you the people to elect the city clerk and instead take power for themselves. This all in the name of expediency and that a few other cities may have done the same thing. As if this makes it right.
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2010: Inactivity at the Afterthought Copper Co.'s holdings at Ingot may be temporary. There's every indication that come springtime, the property would be vigorously exploited and operated once again. Among all the copper producers in Shasta County, the Afterthought had experienced difficulties due to geographical condition
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8-foot boulders cause Hwy. 36 lane closure One-way traffic controls were needed Saturday after a 100-yard rock slide covered one lane of Highway 36 near Forest Glen in Trinity County, California Highway Patrol officials reported.
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Rancho Road residents will have to wait at least another month for a break from construction noise. And motorists along that south Redding street probably won't feel smooth pavement again before March, city officials say.
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More than 800 California school districts have applied for funding through President Barack Obama's Race to the Top educational reform initiative.
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A 29-year-old Redding man was arrested Friday night after police say he got into an argument in the parking lot at a convenience store and then crashed his car into a nearby tree and house before running away.
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RED BLUFF - With a new manager in the saddle, the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale launches its 69th annual five-day event Tuesday.
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Q: Monty, I took a course from you and enjoyed the material you offered and the course itself. However, that's not why I'm writing to you. I need to find out the regulations with regards to how much "stuff" can hang out the back of a pickup. In particular, I have a 15-foot canoe. My pickup bed is 6.5 feet and with
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Joseph "Cowboy" Keirsey got ambushed last week.
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At least 11 people have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning in the Mount Shasta area caused by the improper use of generators.
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Cyclists who are looking for a more adventurous ride may want to look into cyclocross racing. "It's basically a steeplechase with bikes," said Garth Schmeck, owner of Penguin Paddlers and ESP Outdoor on Railroad Avenue. Schmeck hosts a weekly cyclocross night ride on Wednesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m., meeting at ESP Outdoor
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MOUNT SHASTA - Snow-covered tree limbs make for a serene scene around Siskiyou County, but during last week's string of wintry storms, they wrought havoc.
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After 140 mostly negative comments on the possible Stillwater Business Park giveaway, Chamber President Frank Strazzarino spoke up: frank#207005 writes: Well, I don't think everyone in town agrees, even though the vast majority of commenters do not approve of Stillwater...
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Now at HomeCraft Breads you can get bread baked with one of my favorite oils--olive oil. They bake this organic whole wheat bread just one day per week. Call and have them put aside a loaf for you today....
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Maybe it's on this notorious list from TripAdvisor. Back in the day, I stayed at nameless hellholes in Istanbul, Mashhad (eastern Iran), Bangkok and Hong Kong (someplace in the rabbit warren and fire-trap known as Chungking Mansions on the Kowloon...
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They've got just four games left To catch the knights: Jan. 23 Saturday College of the Siskiyous Redding 7:30 Feb. 3 Wednesday College of the Redwoods Redding 7:30 Feb. 13 Saturday Feather River Redding 7:30 Feb. 17 Wednesday Butte Redding...
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Emergency crews, as well as an ambulance, were dispatched this afternoon to a reported traffic accident on Interstate 5 near Shasta Caverns, a spokeswoman with the California Highway Patrol said.
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There’s some truth is the statement that the future is just tomorrow’s past.That still doesn’t excuse my thirst to find the “next big thing.”So with that, it’s time to consult the Tarot for the first time in 2010. A self reading with my Aleister Crowley Tarot cards.
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Do you know what those terms are? They are all descriptions of a popular early placer gold mining method used by many of the goldminers in the early days of the 1849 Gold Rush. It received that name because the...
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This epic wet weather in the North State over the past few weeks has me holed up and dreaming about my spring planting of seeds. I am working on expanding my raised beds for vegetables from the existing two to…
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One-way traffic controls were put into place this morning after a 100-yard rock slide covered one lane of Highway 36 near Forest Glen in Trinity County, California Highway Patrol officials reported.
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Northbound vehicles were being screened this morning at the Fawndale Road exit on Interstate 5 to ensure they were carrying chains as a storm was dropping snow in the higher elevations of Shasta County, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.
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When I worked there, the RS called to verify letter-writers. From Cleveland.com: Ellie Light sure gets around. In recent weeks, Light has published virtually identical "Letters to the Editor" in support of President Barack Obama in more than a dozen...
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The "Get thee to a nunnery" scene from Olivier's Oscar-winning "Hamlet" (starting at about 1:30):...
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You can see 38 local models show off work from 11 regional designers, a team of stylists, and 70 pieces of wearable art. The event at the Old City Hall Gallery begins at 8:30, but the doors open at 6:15, and there is an after party until 11 pm. More about this fun event at [...]
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Sonata is the bank-owned development off Shasta View; da Capo is the Italian term used in sheet music to indicate ’start again from the beginning.’ And in fact we have seen these before, both as new homes that mostly failed t
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Commentary by Sheriff Tom Bosenko California’s budget crisis has impacted every level of government: state, county and city. Painful cuts have been and will continue to be made in all areas.
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Devin Crisosto had 17 points as the Foothill High School boys basketball team beat Red Bluff 69-52 on the road on Friday. Mark Rothwell added 13 points and three blocks as the Cougars improved to 5-0 in Eastern Athletic League play (13-4 overall.
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The Falcons like to press opposing teams. The Cubs aren't are a strong ballhandling and passing team and were without their starting point guard on Friday to boot. Bad combination for Anderson, great one for the Central Valley High School boys basketball team. The Falcons jumped out to an early lead with points off turnover
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Every few years, it seems the eyeballs of area football fans get trained on the NFL Draft because a local boy is going through the whole scouting process. From Ricky Ray to Mark Wilson to Ryan O'Callaghan to Zach Catanese, some got drafted, some didn't. Some played (and are still playing) in the NFL, others went another rou
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It shouldn't matter what color you bleed, you simply must appreciate how special Anthony and James Williams are. If you bleed Foothill Red, you stand up and tip your cap. If you bleed Anderson Blue, you thank the Almighty you don't have to see the twins twice in league. If you bleed West Valley crimson, you can marvel at th
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The first-quarter foul trouble for the Shasta High boys basketball team looked ominous Friday at Harlan Carter Gymnasium. The trio of 3-pointers that Enterprise High's James Williams buried in the second quarter made things look much worse. By the time Anthony Williams exploded for 16 points in the third quarter, it was a r
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Class to focus on human mythology "The Power of Myth," an eight-week class on the writings of Joseph Campbell, will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1905 Hartnell Ave. in Redding.
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Q: Does your faith tradition practice a form of ecumenism/interfaith cooperation? If so, did it always practice it?
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2010. There are 342 days left in the year.
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Q: I was wondering how aircraft patrols work in conjunction with ground officers. Do drivers have to worry about them only on clear days? What kinds of areas are patrolled by aircraft? How does the pilot determine someone's speed?
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A three-year cleanup and restoration project at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park bird sanctuary came to a close last month, and organizers are optimistic about the results.
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For years, Shingletown's volunteer firefighters have had to travel to Fall River Mills, Burney or Redding to wash the fireproof yellow jackets, pants and gloves they wear to car accidents, medical calls and house fires.
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It wasn't what I'd been led to expect, given all the sensational cable TV video and hysterical blogging about some of last summer's Tea Party events around the country.
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WHO'S REALLY IN CHARGE: The Republican side of our Supreme Court overturns the ban on direct corporate spending on elections. Well now, this kicks you and me (those with beating hearts) clean out of the game, doesn't it? If there was any question about what runs our country, this answers it. Corporations.
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It's time to dip into REU reserves. Marc Beauchamp's column "Who speaks for REU ratepayers" (last Saturday) was a well-written piece about his neighbor and schoolteacher friend.
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Redding police continue to search for a man who tried to kidnap two 13-year-old girls on separate occasions in the past three months.
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The walls of Jay Underwood's office are lined with books and textbooks about the Bible. There is even a large Bible on his desk.
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A woman was found dead Friday afternoon in a Redding apartment damaged by a fire that officials think may have started Thursday night.
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Thanks to a November revision, the unemployment rate in Shasta County in December didn't go up, the state reported Friday.Shasta County's jobless rate in December was 15.9 percent, unchanged after officials nudged November's rate up three-tenths of a point.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) - The storms that pummeled California with downpours and mudslides this week also buried the Sierra in heavy snow, which is needed to replenish the state's water supply.
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Warming stations, hot showers and overnight shelters were offered to Siskiyou County residents Friday as thousands remained in the cold and dark after a harsh winter storm knocked out power to several communities.
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Redding may give away land for jobs at Stillwater Business Park to an aluminum products firm already operating in town with well-known plans to expand on city-owned property near the Clear Creek sewer plant.
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Round table to talk about job creation USDA Rural Development will partner with the Economic Development Corp. of Shasta County and the city of Anderson to host a countywide round table on job creation and economic growth.
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A Marin County judge has blocked an insurance company from continuing to pay for the criminal defense of Gary Armitage and James Koenig, who have been accused of masterminding a massive Ponzi scam.
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Redding police are investigating a Thursday night robbery they say is a possible hate crime.A white 18-year-old Redding man was hit in the face and robbed by three black men Thursday night, Cpl. Bill Schueller said.
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Three are injured in three-vehicle crash. Three people were injured Friday night in a three-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Canby Road and Browning Street in Redding.
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Which is the comic actor? And which is the Democratic candidate for Congress? Answer here....
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Police caught the driver who ran away after he crashed into a house on Bond Street tonight in Redding.
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Three people were injured tonight in a three-vehicle wreck at Canby Road and Browning Street in Redding.
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www.BlowOutCongress.com
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Jerry Benito's been getting all manner of grief lately, but as Ken Murray pointed out a few months back, the grant he helped win to establish a Family Justice Center (which is on the supervisors' agenda Tuesday) is a great...
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For whatever endorsements are worth, Doug LaMalfa has wrapped up those of nearly all local officials in Shasta County (the Republicans anyway, and that's most of them) in his race for the GOP nomination for state Senate. Through his time...
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Redding may give away land for jobs at Stillwater Business Park to an aluminum products firm already operating in town with well-known plans to expand on city-owned property near the Clear Creek sewer plant.
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U.S. building permits unexpectedly jumped last month, signaling gains in housing will be sustained into 2010 after winter weather depressed construction at the end of last year. Applications rose 11 percent to a 653,000 annual rate in December, the most since…
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A few days ago I promised that my next day’s post would be “Magical Thinking About Barack the Magic _________________ (Fill in the blank as you see fit.)” I had planned for this to discuss unrealistic voter expectations. Since then, my attention has been drawn to what seemed to me more urgent iss
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Shawn guessed it right when he said it is the old Clover Club sign in Redding. That neon sign is still hanging in front of the business even though it has recently changed ownership and is now called Capone's. Congratulations...
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Some of my comments about the Supreme Court’s ruling on Citizens
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A woman was discovered dead this afternoon in a fire that officials believe may have started Thursday night at the Park West Apartments on Dana Drive in Redding, Redding Fire Department spokesman Jeff Granberry said.
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From the mailbox… We are a group of teens ranging from fifteen to seventeen who feel for the horrific tragedy that has struck Haitian people and have started a Haiti Relief Fund because of this. We would like to provide a…
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Contracts have been signed to pave the way for the construction of a state-owned and -operated veterans home in Redding, state officials announced Thursday.
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Red Bluff police arrested two people Thursday afternoon on suspicion of possessing obscene material and drugs after drug task force agents stopped a car in Red Bluff and became suspicious of the occupants.
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The National Public Radio affiliate KFPR, 88.9 FM, went off the air at 7:30 this morning due to a power failure on Shasta Bally Mountain.
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One of my favorite ways to serve fish to my family is in curry, a great dish that is fairly inexpensive to prepare. Use seasonal veggies — they are always the cheapest. Carefully select the fish, and you should have…
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Christian Youth Theater, Redding Preview performance of “Charlotte’s Web”
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A Marin County judge has blocked an insurance company from continuing to pay for the criminal defense of Gary Armitage and James Koenig, who have been accused of masterminding a massive Ponzi scam.
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Old friends Barbara Enochian and Usana Weaver have been an intrinsic part of the North State arts scene as founders and members of arts organizations, leaders in civic art programs and educators for nearly two decades.  This year, they celebrate…
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Off to Special Training!
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Mt. Shasta Ski Park is closed until further notice...
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So how's that work? Let's say you are over 62 and have bad credit and no income. But you do have about half what you need to buy decent house with cash. You don't want to lose that cash, or find yourself on the street for the rest of your life. You can buy a house with a reverse mortgage making no payments, and never los
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Can you guess 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 a $10 gift certificate...
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If you know and love Robyn Hitchcock then you are familiar with the name The Soft Boys. I will call my rag dolls The Soft Girls. I am rolling out one or two of my OOAK Art rag dolls today! That is January 22, 2010♥ See them at DarcyArts. I’ve taken to categorizing them with food names by color [...]
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Warming shelters and hot showers are being offered to Siskiyou County residents today as thousands remain in the cold and dark after a harsh winter storm knocked out power to several communities.
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A Redding pair who claimed they shot a Sacramento man in self-defense earlier this month pleaded not guilty to murder and other related charges this afternoon in Shasta County Superior Court.
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We attended the League of Women Voters Soup Supper at Lema Ranch. I sat for soup with Redding Mayor, Patrick Jones. He’s a very dedicated public servant, and I came away impressed. Above, LWV member Erin Murphy and Redding Mayor Patrick Jones. Along with great homeade food in a matchless setting, we listened to a pre
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Users of medical marijuana in California scored a double victory this week in the state Supreme Court, which upheld a law that protects users from arrest if they show an official identification card and overturned limits on how much pot patients can…
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Yet another winter storm should bring heavy snow at times today to the north state’s mountains as it pushes the snow level down to 2,500 feet.
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It's got its roots in British rock.Guitar, bass, drums. Tight arraignment, great lyrics and melodies.That's American power pop.It's waxed and wained over the years, but I bet if you're of a certain age, your music collection is full of power pop bands.I was listening to musical kindred spirit
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Ever wonder how, and where, federal funds are divvied up? Or just how those House of Representatives seats are assigned or state congressional district boundaries are drawn? Or maybe you want a temporary job to help pay for those holiday…
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One part genuine, unadulterated, teenage enthusiasm; one part drive and passion; one part over-the-top, Starbucks-fueled, completely refreshing creative spirit: the recipe for The Collage, the arts-meets-fashion brainchi
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Following Thursday (Jan 21, 2010) Supreme Court ruling in Citizens v. F
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This 1939 3/1 is about 1100 sq ft, and has a garage/shop. We recall it from late 2006, when it sold for $180K. Now you can get it for about half that. There are no interior shots provided, but the prior listing shows a typical bungalo that most agents would gleefully
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Describe your ideal birthday party. (Click here to answer.)
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A series of snow storms pounded Mount Shasta this week and left thousands without power. It continues to be a very hazardous situation. One of the biggest problems has been the weight of the snow, which has snap
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For an enriching cultural encounter, set your course for this year's annual Cultural Cruise, an assortment of art exhibits displayed by various nonprofit organizations throughout the Redding area. The event is free, open to the public and is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29.
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"Earthquake" has become a household word lately. Of course the 40 seconds we felt here in Redding during our little "shaker" of Jan. 10 was nothing compared to the wild ride folks endured in Ferndale. The 6.5 recorded there on the Richter scale was tumultuous.
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The location Copper City was on the north side of the Pit River at the mouth of Squaw Creek. It no longer exists. Whatever remained at Copper City now lies beneath the waters of Shasta Lake.
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Engineer group sets resume classes The "Redding Society of Women Engineers" will sponsor a two-part resume workshop for engineering, science and technology professionals.
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TODAY Old Friends - New Art by Usana Weaver and Barbara Enochian: Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. today at Fator's Custom Framing, 2600 Bechelli Lane in Redding. Works by D'Ann Bourne also featured in the design room. Call 223-6663.
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An outbreak of equine flu in the Cottonwood and Red Bluff areas has sickened 70 horses and killed three, veterinarians said.
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Traffic stop leads to 40 pounds of heroin RED BLUFF - Two Washington residents were arrested Thursday by the California Highway Patrol south of Corning after 40 pounds of heroin were found by a drug-sniffing dog, a CHP spokesman said.
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Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man suspected of two kidnap attempts in Redding. "This is scary to us," Sgt. Bruce Bonner of the Redding Police Department said Thursday. Police called a news conference to release a composite drawing of the suspect.
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An entertainment lighting company that relocated to Redding 12 years ago to escape the high cost of doing business in Silicon Valley is consolidating its operation at its Las Vegas headquarters.
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2010: A movement was brewing among businessmen and backers of the Redding Fire Department to support city trustees in the purchase of better apparatus for the Fire Department. The movement was to have the support of everyone who appreciated the magnificent work done in the past by the local fire laddies.
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Former Shasta County District Attorney Stephen Carlton wants his old job back.Carlton, 67, announced at a news conference Thursday at the Holiday Inn in Redding that he will try to oust District Attorney Jerry Benito from his $148,512-a-year job in the June election.
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In all too many local elections, candidates willing to stand up and challenge incumbents are disappointingly scarce. But there's no shortage of lawyers willing to take on embattled Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito this year. Their only problem is sorting who's endorsing whom.
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NOW WHO'S DAMAGED? I remember when Bush was considered "damaged goods" and kept off the McCain campaign. After the Tea Party II results in Massachusetts, Obama must be considered "radioactive."
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On Jan. 14, five days before the Massachusetts special election, President Obama was in full bring-it-on mode as he rallied House Democrats behind his health care reform.
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Your recent editorial concerning the state budget crisis told only a part of the reason why we're in this mess.
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Driving from Red Bluff to Anderson normally takes Aimee Sisco a half-hour at the most. Not Thursday.
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BURNEY - Janelle Howes tempered her jubilation at the prospect of finally bringing home two Haitian orphans to raise with her husband, Ken.
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Two Shasta County men were convicted Thursday of second- degree murder in the 2008 beating death of a Redding man.
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A state of emergency was declared in Siskiyou and four other California counties Thursday after they were slammed by winter storms.
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The Harlem Globetrotters are returning to Redding for an April appearance on their 2010 "Magical Memories" world tour.The Globetrotters will take the court at 7 p.m. April 24 at Shasta College.
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The Foothill High School girls basketball team's 47-40 win over red Bluff on Thursday was academic. Not because the Cougars held a better record than the Spartans. No, it was academic because a seven-point loss by Red Bluff could have been erased by some of the 18 missed free throws.
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An 18-year-old Redding man was hit in the face and robbed by three men tonight in what police are calling a possible hate crime.
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Teams often don't lose when they shoot better than 63 percent in a half.The Red Hawks found that out Thursday as the Cal State Maritime Keelhaulers did just that.
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Enterprise High's girls basketball team posted a victory on the board by dominating the post and the boards Thursday while hosting Shasta High in a crosstown rivalry.
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There are a lot of people who attend prep basketball games that need to get over themselves.I always thought that an athletic contest was about the teams on the floor, the players who make up those teams and the coaches who lead them. In the past week and a half, I've seen enough to conclude that a basketball game is now ju
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Jamie Curry scored 24 points as the Hayfork High School girls basketball team beat Redding Adventist 69-23 on Thursday.Curry also had nine rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Timberjacks (2-0 North Valley League, 9-7).
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California's salmon runs remained dismal this year. But up in Oregon? A rebound from a string of bad years, reports the Wall St. Journal: And ODFW forecasters expect more than half a million spring Chinook salmon to start swimming upstream...
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Safety of Beef Processing Method Is Questioned By MICHAEL MOSS/ Newyorktimes.com Published: December 30, 2009 Eight years ago, federal officials were struggling to remove potentially deadly E. coli from hamburgers when an entrepreneurial company from South Dakota came up with...
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This was the image last week from my office:This was the scene Tuesday afternoon in the field next to my property:I am VERY grateful that tree fell the wa
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RED BLUFF — Two people were arrested by the California Highway Patrol south of Corning today after 40 pounds of heroin valued at $1.8 million was found by a drug-sniffing dog in a hidden compartment in the dashboard of their vehicle, a CHP spokesman said.
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Tonight's talk at Turtle Bay Exploration Park by a Mt. Shasta adventurer has been canceled due to the bad weather.
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California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr., acting as governor, declared a state of emergency in Siskiyou County today.
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The Redding Police Department is investigating two separate incidents involving a male suspect who contacted two 13-year-old girls as they were walking to their school bus stops in the morning hours. The cases are similar and the police are requesting assistance from the public in identifying and locating this dangerous per
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The Harlem Globetrotters are returning to Redding for an April appearance on their 2010 “Magical Memories” world tour. The Globetrotters will take the court at 7 p.m. April 24 at Shasta College.
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Got a few things kicking around in the mailbox that sound interesting. You can’t, after all, stay trapped inside forever because of the rain. • Tapas Downtown is celebrating its one-year anniversary from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight at the restaurant/bar…
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Police are asking the public for help in finding a man suspected of a kidnap attempt in Redding.
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Convicted killer Scott Paul Varner may learn on March 25 whether he will be sentenced to death for the murder of a Redding woman in 2005.
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Now is not the time to waste our assets. There's money to be made in the audio visual world of TV and internet, and community access television may be the portal through which we have access. Check it out today and see how it can enrich your life!
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Two Shasta County men were convicted today of second-degree murder in the 2008 beating death of a Redding man.
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According to Megan McArdle, economics editor for The Atlantic says, it is morally wrong to walk away, because your mortgage represented "a promise to pay." She goes on to say "if everyone entered into a mortgage with a secret plan to walk away if the house value falls, Congress would write new laws allowing mortgage-lend
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Because Coakley failed to pick up the ship, highly aroused, angry voters vote for higher health insurance costs and continued abuse by health insurance companies and elect candidate from the party that created conditions about which they are angry in hopes of creating change? Hit me again momma! I like it!
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The activist conservative majority on the Supreme Court overturned two precedents and, clinging to the intent of our founding fathers who loved corporations, affirmed that corporations have the same rights to freedom of speech as individuals. Can corporate marches on Washington demand corporate voting rights be far behind?
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In an interview published by Reuters today, President Obama admits that he underestimated how intractable the problems in the Middle East are and has not made the progress towards peace that he wanted. Now if he would make the same admission about his goa
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Proposition 8 requires county assessors review property values used to calculate property tax bills when the current value drops below the base year valuation. Some California assessors have waited for property owners to request a new appraisal while others, including our elected assessor Leslie Morgan,  have taken
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It was built in 1850 during the Gold Rush by John Howell near the mouth of Boulder Creek. Eventually, the surrounding area took on its name, as it still is today. The original building burned soon after it was built,...
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See the tiny 22,000-mile problem (in the second paragraph): WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wind energy could generate 20 percent of the electricity needed by households and businesses in the eastern half of the United States by 2024, but it would require...
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Shasta County has nothing resembling the North Coast's Headwaters Fund, a $20 million kitty dedicated to supplying seed money for economic development in that region. (The North Coast Journal reports this week on its latest round of grants.) Now, there's...
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Bad weather has forced officials at Turtle Bay Exploration Park to cancel tonight’s lecture on climbing Mt. Shasta. The speaker, a veteran climbing guide, can’t get to Redding because of all the snow to the north. As I reported the other…
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1. Avalanches, Wolverines, and Lemurians, a climbing Mt. Shasta primer 7 p.m. today, Turtle Bay Visitor Center. Presented by Chris Carr, owner and operator of Shasta Mountain Guides. For the last 16 years Chris Carr has climbed, guided and photographed on northern California’s most iconic peak, Mt. Shasta. In c
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Jewelry artist Ursula Guderian had a dream six years ago that she made this beautiful lariat. The next day, she purchased the materials to bring this dream piece to life. Her art form is 180 degrees from what she does professionally. It has become her passion, her piece of mind and her creative outlet.
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One of the best introductions to Japanese food is the bento, a traditional meal of rice, fish or meat and pickled or fresh vegetables served in a lacquer-ware box. In Japan, bentos are served in restaurants or picked up by diners on the go at convenience stores, train stations and airports.
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Traditionally, Redding's ethnic food selection consisted of Mexican, Chinese and a few Thai restaurants. A bit more than a year ago, however, Tapas Downtown introduced the local population to the Spanish cuisine en vogue. Along with it, though, was introduced a certain ambiance and a bar service eccentric enough that it sta
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Murder, presumably most foul, is everywhere in Riverfront Playhouse’s latest production but there’s just one problem: there’s no body.
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Sen. Sam Aanestad has new twin grandkids, the Bee reports. Aanestad, who did not yet know the girls' names this morning, said they weighed 5 pounds 12 ounces and 5 pounds 3 ounces, respectively. The twins were born one minute...
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I was looking forward to the talk tonight at Turtle Bay about Mt. Shasta -- "Avalanches, Wolverines and Lemurians" -- but the mess up on the mountain has apparently forced it to be cancelled. Hopefully we can get a rain...
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A warming center in Mount Shasta and overnight shelters in Mount Shasta and McCloud have been established for those who have lost electricity and other services due to the recent snow storms.
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Lovely day. We must be in between rain storms. Only a few light spots of drizzle this morning in Redding. After delivering Frank to school I stopped by Target to check out stacks of cubby hole boxes and drawers. I need to store my rag doll bits in plain sight so I can  more easily compose [...]
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Ex-Shasta County District Attorney Stephen Carlton wants his old job back.
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...and its executives got it this wrong for this long, restive shareholders would be demanding a new team. From Scott Mobley's story this morning: The city had continued forecasting modest revenue growth as the recession deepened in 2008 before turning...
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Friend and COS instructor Jim Gilmore e-mails this a.m.: Two days no power, no phone, everyone except downtown. School closed two straight days. Thank dog for woodstove! Sent from my iPhone...
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Mt. Shasta Ski Park closed today.
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After a morning of delays and a monster traffic jam, northbound Interstate 5 was opened this afternoon to all traffic.
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None have fallen so far as the giant McMansion testaments of the gilded age of debt, now tarnished and vacant. Photographed wet with tears, this gray castle looks out over a river of metaphor. We imagine a shadowy figure in outline at the window, gazing on a ba
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Interstate 5 traffic is flowing free again in south Redding.
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Cutting even half a teaspoon of salt from your daily diet could extend your life, according to a new study. Researchers examined the effects of salt on the American diet and found that it was responsible for much of the high…
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Police this morning are trying to track down a big rig that hit a car, knocking it into the back of another truck's trailer and then drove off.
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I had arrived at my destination in ConCon, Chile! Taking in my view overlooking the Pacific Ocean upon arrival, I thought “jaw dropping” would be an apt way of putting it! Hippocampus Vina del Mar would be my home base. Having…
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A continued dumping of heavy snow has caused persistent power problems at Mt. Shasta Ski Park, shutting down the ski area for the second day in a row.
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Ran across this bit of poignant humanity on Craigslist. Would you be willing to sell Rick his guitar back? Sometimes a guitar is just a guitar…
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The fifth in a string of six windy, wet winter storms should hit the north state today, bringing the possibility of high winds, heavy rain and snow and localized flooding.
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What: 6-Week Organic Gardening Classes When: Jan. 24 to Feb. 28, 2010 Where: Chico Grange Cost: $60 pre-registration, $15 at the door Join David Grau and Chico area Farmers and Gardeners for this exciting six-week series starting Sunday. For more information contact: Davi
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I have a small scar over my left eye. I’m thinking of having it removed. The kind doctor looked at my mature body, jowls, receding hairline, saggy eyelids and said, “Why?” My problem is my do
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Quick and dirty nanofiction, based on OneWord. That word is "options."(Spoiler alert: A story I wrote won honorable mention in a contest run by novelist Jason Evans. There were 237 entries. Go check it out.)Options
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The Shasta County District Attorney race experienced a sudden switcheroo today as early opposition candidate Josh Lowery changed his mind about running. Legal heavyweight and former DA Steve Carlton stepped into t
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What kind of rivalries do you and your siblings have?
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2010. There are 344 days left in the year.
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Editor's note: This is the last in a series of guest columns about the Redding Marathon.So you did it. You ran a marathon! Now what?
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There are "players" and there are "team players." Players participate to show off, and team players love the game and understand the concept of team.
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Police dog sniffs out parolee under a tarp A police dog helped track down a wanted parolee who tried to hide under a backyard tarp Tuesday afternoon after police say he was spotted at a Redding convenience store.
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RED BLUFF - The city has solved the problem of finding and keeping a qualified wastewater treatment operator while saving a few dollars in the process.
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A rush of rain since Sunday has boosted Lake Shasta, pushing the lake's level up 10 feet so far."This is the type of rainfall we need to fill the lake," said Larry Ball, an operations chief for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
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Echoing what is happening across the country, the number of passengers flying in and out of Redding Municipal Airport in 2009 fell 13.6 percent to the lowest level since 2003.
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Redding likely will lop millions more from the pool of money that pays for public safety, planning, engineering, parks maintenance, accounting and other government services.
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Wednesday brought a fourth straight day of wintry wind, white and wet to the north state.
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Redding Municipal Airport is getting an explosive detection system to screen baggage.
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Since the start of his presidency, I've been wrestling with three questions about Barack Obama: Did he take on too much? Is he too hands-off in his dealings with Congress? And the biggest, which puzzled me throughout the campaign as well - where is he, exactly, on the political spectrum?
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More than a dozen people took a stand Tuesday night for democracy and against the Redding City Council's proposal to put a measure on the June ballot asking voters whether to convert the city clerk - an elective office for more than a century - into a job that would be appointed by the council or city manager.
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If Bethel Church were gone, Redding would experience a great loss financially and otherwise.
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RED BLUFF - So close, yet so far.That's the feeling the Spartans have about their league season right now.The Red Bluff High School boys basketball team had a chance for a win, but turned the ball over with two seconds left in a 53-52 loss to Pleasant Valley at home on Wednesday.
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Shasta County's dental community is teaming up to help kids smile.
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PALO CEDRO - There are too many different options when it comes to deciphering which element of Wednesday's 35-32 Foothill High victory over Chico High on senior night was the most inspiring.
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There are times when the Enterprise High School boys basketball team looks like a video game - call it Preps Live for the XBox360 or PlayStation3.
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The Foothill High School boys basketball team cruised past Oroville 62-14 on Wednesday.Daniel Putnam scored 14 points to lead Foothill (4-0 Eastern Athletic League, 12-4).
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Circle Feb. 5 on your calendar because that's the next time we'll be treated to a Trinity-Fall River boys' basketball contest.
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City of Redding crews are en route to Irwin Way tonight where a tree has fallen across the road.
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Í don't really know much about what David Stockman -- a top Reagan budget official -- has been doing lately, but he sure sounds in this NYT Op-Ed like he's ready to take to the barricades. A taste: The economy...
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So there's a press conference tomorrow morning related to the race for district attorney. Word is a new candidate might be announcing, but lawyers are darned good at keeping secrets. Who in Shasta County would do a good job as...
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Look at the wind - gusts up to 60 mph on Wednesday, and 2 to 3 inches of rain.  Just another winter day in Redding. The weather priests say Thursday is a softer day.
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This sounds cool: The Behrens-Eaton museum players will present their first theatrical performance Saturday, February 13, at 2:30 in the Redding Library Community Room. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased by calling 241-3454 or 243-4455. The "Ladies of the...
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Let’s make a trade…affordability for some TLC! Quiet Westwood neighborhood, fireplace, attached garage and a large backyard with greenbelt for privacy.
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I hadn't thought that Redding was the most obvious market for a show by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, which is on tour and doing a gig at the Cascade Theatre next week. But apparently the road show has...
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The head of the Shasta Builders' Exchange complains in his column this week, which is making the rounds, that there were a number of nasty, inappropriate personal attacks on Scott Mobley's recent story about Mr. Dagg. We at the paper...
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As of 7:30 p.m. today, Pacific Gas and Electric had restored power to all but 18 of its Shasta County customers, a PG&E spokesman said.
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Described as distinctive, powerful, deeply introspective and alluring in media from Acoustic Guitar Magazine to the Modesto Bee, 25-year-old Megan Slankard has independently sold over 22,000 CDs while performing in hundreds of cities across the United States and Europe. She…
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Drury Harrill once lived at the lower end of Shasta on the old Westcott & Bartlett Soda Factory property. Here he cultivated fruit, flowers, and a nursery on six acres beside the factory whose gardens became a gathering place for...
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Heavy snow has knocked out power at Mt. Shasta Ski Park today, closing the ski area north of Redding.
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Rain is falling from the sky and soaking into the ground in many parts of California. People attending the Golden Globes actually got wet and that was Los Angeles. I am sort of digging the relative quiet and gray of this day. The wind is howling. Frank has begun his  Spring semester and I will have hours to [...]
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Best as I can tell, Rick Keene and Doug LaMalfa -- the two candidates facing off for the 4th District Senate nomination on the Republican side -- agree about just about all the issues. Makes debates tough, but they tried...
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Shasta County, along with the cities of Redding, Anderson and Shasta Lake have landed a grant of $1 million to assist home buyers wishing to purchase a foreclosed home in designated neighborhoods. Most of Shasta Lake is eligible for the program as well as Anderson Heights and Ravenwood subdivisions in Anderson. The prog
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Dear Lynne: Every Christmas our family celebrates with the English classic — roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding. But my mom (who’s in her 80s) has lost her touch with the pudding. She used to make the fluffiest you’ve ever tasted, but the past couple of years it’s like lead. We’ve tried different recipes and diff
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State highway officials have reopened Highway 299 this morning at Buckhorn Summit west of Redding.
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Passenger cars and pickups carrying chains are being allowed to travel north on Interstate 5 tonight, while big rigs are being turned around at Mountain Gate.
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Boy, today would be a bad day to rely on public transportation. Howling wind, driving rain, and you’re standing at a bus stop? Brrr. Even worse if you had to walk. Those are the only options for lots of poor and…
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A police dog helped track down a wanted parolee who tried to hide under a backyard tarp Tuesday afternoon after police say he was spotted at a Redding convenience store.
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When I was a kid growing up in Tehama County in the 1950s, we ate a lot of beans. My mother was a child of the Depression, and she was fond of pointing out: “We only had meat a couple…
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North state residents should brace for high winds today warns the National Weather Service.
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“76 in a 65, I got him.”  As I approached the vehicle on the passenger side and leaned in to speak with the driver, I started with my standard, “Good afternoon, I stopped you for exceeding the posted speed limit. …
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are ideal, measure and teeter.ChanglingI teeter on the verge of epileptic anger, shaking uncontrollably with rage.Three measures of the solution dissolved into a Diet Mountain Dew, my preferred beverage of c
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Two expressions that racing sled dogs must learn from their musher: “Gee,” translation: “Turn right.” “Haw,” translation: “Turn left.” One canine expression that musher
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In praise of "strategic defaults," which apparently doubled from 2007 to 2008. "...in a recent white paper, Alex Edmans, an assistant professor of finance The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, argues that many homeowners are ignoring these consequences...
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ANDERSON - Each team blew a sizable lead in Tuesday's Northern Athletic League boys basketball rivalry battle between West Valley and Anderson. Each team found success going to its strength and each team competed furiously for an important NAL win.
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In my Super-Couponing classes, I'm often asked whether it's easier just to shop at a supercenter, large grocery-discount store combinations that offer "every-day low prices," or shop at a traditional, "more expensive" supermarket using coupons to achieve greater savings.
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After a string of holiday feasts and gifts of treats that accompany it, New Years Day may bring a resolution to lose a few pounds.
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History is replete with dumb moves, but in recent times few are more so than plans by the nation's top banking officials to hand out almost $146 billion in increased pay and bonuses. What in the world are they thinking? To paraphrase a distinguished lawyer's famous rejoinder to the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy, "Have the
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GOVERNMENT REGULATION: In 1989, a magnitude-7.0 earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay area, killing 63. In 2010, a magnitude-7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, killing at least 50,000. The difference? Government regulation in the U.S. mandates earthquake-safe construction. Want government out of your life? Think it through.
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If you're going to go around handing out "F" grades, shouldn't you have done your own homework first? Not to niggle over petty details, but last week the American Lung Association reported that Shasta County and all three of its cities each deserved an "F" for their lax rules about smoking in public plac
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Twin Bridges Antique Productions' regional show is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday at the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding.
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Police look for man in pharmacy robbery Police are searching for a man who reportedly robbed a north Redding pharmacy Monday night.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2010. There are 345 days left in the year.
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An early morning, two-alarm fire caused $500,000 worth of damage as it burned through Juniper School's kitchen on Tuesday.
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The criminal case against a Cottonwood woman accused of severely beating her boyfriend's son was suspended Tuesday so a Redding psychologist can determine whether she's mentally competent to stand trial.
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Two brothers and a friend who took off Monday afternoon on a dirt bike trip were rescued Tuesday morning after spending a cold, wet night above Shasta Dam west of Redding.
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Army life is no gameI am the mother of four boys and happened to be shopping at the Mt. Shasta mall last week. I have always been very involved in the lives of my boys, both in school and sports. At the end of this letter, there will be a lot of people who recognize my name - although for the past several months I have bee
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Using a law intended to protect firefighters' due process rights in administrative proceedings as a way to stymie the release of a report into the alleged misdeeds of the former Anderson fire chief wasn't exactly what the law's original proponents had in mind.
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SAN FRANCISCO - For an unprecedented third straight year, a majority of Californians are worse off financially than they were the previous year, according to a Field Poll released Tuesday.
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A wet, windy winter storm stopped interstate traffic, brought down trees and knocked out power Tuesday as it battered the north state.
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The Shasta High School girls basketball team played even with Chico for 27 minutes on Tuesday. Unfortunately for the Wolves, the game is 32 minutes long.
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The Enterprise High girls basketball team obliterated a first-place tie atop the Eastern Athletic League standings by besting the also-undefeated Paradise Bobcats 65-59 Tuesday in Paradise.
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As I let on the other day, I can't get particularly excited one way or another about whether the city of Redding fills its clerk's position by election or appointment. In practice, whenever there's a vacancy, the council appoints someone,...
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Redding will ask voters June 8 to decide whether the city clerk should remain an elected official or become an appointee.
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Redding City Council members assured a standing room-only crowd this evening that officials will fix the Olney Creek dike so it meets current standards.
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Even at the risk of an epidemic of SAD. From the Bee: "It's a very good chunk, but it's not a whole water year," said Maury Roos, a hydrologist at the California Department of Water Resources. "But we may well...
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Nice size home on a large lot, plenty of upgrades including solid surface counters and newer A/C unit. Quite setting with elbow room plus room for your R/Vs, boats or…
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Very clean Country Heights home with a spacious floor plan that includes a large kitchen with lots of cabinetry, breakfast nook, formal dining, spacious living room and indoor laundry. Large back yard with covered patio.
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Police are searching tonight for a man who reportedly robbed a north Redding pharmacy Monday night.
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A Shasta County jury will resume deliberations Thursday in the murder trial of two Shasta County men accused of beating a Redding man to death in 2008.
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A 55-year-old Redding man pleaded guilty today to molesting a four-year-old girl in exchange for a 15-year-to-life prison sentence.
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As I write this, voters in a Massachusetts special election
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I'm highly recommending a Redding event early enough that you can make a plan to attend and get a reservation before it fills up. It's a free community forum held during lunchtime that will focus on inspiring and motivating girls in our area. Parents, teachers, counselors, clergy and community leaders are especially encour
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Two Redding men and a Modesto man were arrested Monday night after police said they found them with a stolen taxi at a downtown Redding motel.
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The criminal case against a 27-year-old Cottonwood woman accused of severely beating her boyfriend’s son was suspended today so a Redding psychologist can determine whether she’s mentally competent to stand trial.
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A windy storm rolling over the north state today has caused several power outages.
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Local band makes some magical music on their new CD release.
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ANNUAL ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE & APPRAISERS’ PANEL Thursday, Friday and Saturday, JANUARY 21, 22, 23 from 10am - 9pm & Sunday, JANUARY 24 from 11am - 6pm MT. SHASTA MALL, REDDING (indoors, throughout the Mall) Featuring Antique Appraiser’s Panel Sat. 1/23 from 12 noon to 5pm – $5 per item FREE ADMISSION AN
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The motorcycle riders who were lost overnight at the OHV area near Shasta Dam were found this morning.
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SHASTA LAKE — The Shasta Lake City Council may award a contract tonight to the Economic Development Corporation of Shasta County to study the feasibility of establishing a green technology business park here.
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This method of transportation operated until 1858 from the Empire Hotel at French Gulch. George Greathouse owned the train of saddle mules that operated on a daily basis between French Gulch and Yreka via the Trinity and Scott Mountains. Passengers...
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I will list the rag dolls very soon at over at DarcyArts . We have a storm blowing wet and fierce.The sheets of water on the patio are visible in this picture of my latest, kohl eyed, rag doll head. she’s a little Egyptian/Cleopatra/LizTaylor girl. I love her hair. I made a little head rack with chop [...]
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Pete Stiglich, who's challenging the 2nd District's longtime incumbent congressman, Wally Herger, in the Republican primary, explains the core of his candidacy. Here, I think, is the nut: His repeated selection by Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill since...
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Snowfall caused state highway officials to close Interstate 5's northbound lanes late this afternoon 10 miles north of Redding.
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What: Roe v. Wade Anniversary - WHS Open House When: Jan. 22, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Where: Women’s Health Specialists, 1901 Victor Ave., Redding Join us at our Open Houses and mark the historic 1973 Supreme Court ruling that gave women the legal right to choose…
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When will our recession end? Two, three years hence? Longer? Right now, in the midst of what seems like an interminable winter storm, recovery is as hard to imagine as a bright spring day. Hard to imagine what'll revive our...
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Wind gusts at Redding Municipal Airport hit 61 mph at 8:19 a.m., according to preliminary National Weather Service data.
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The Mystery Writers of America today announced the nominees for the 2010 Edgar Awards, honoring the best in mystery books, films and TV shows. I’ve got a lot of reading to do. I’ve read only one of the five nominees for…
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Two brothers and a friend who took off Monday afternoon on a dirt bike trip were rescued this morning after spending a cold and wet night above Shasta Dam west of Redding
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The Redding area will get plenty of rain and wind today as another system in a weeklong series of storms hammers the region.
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A cable line sagged across Interstate 5 just north of Twin View Boulevard this morning, causing detours for both directions of freeway traffic, but all lanes of traffic were reopened at 10:15 a.m.
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We like 4 plex properties for investor/buyers. You can buy them using the same ridiculously low interest rates and generous locan terms offered to regular home buyers. Live in one and rehabilitate/upgrade the others. Raise rents, and voila, you are climbing a time proven wealth
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Fire officials late this morning upped the damage estimate for an early morning, two-alarm kitchen fire at Juniper School to $500,000.
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Looking to exhibit your work? The Gallery offers you several ways to exhibit. But they all require that you use the Gallery website. Please check this page to see the opportunities available. So, if you are an artist who wants to have̷
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California voters authorized the creation of the Citizens Redistricting Commission in the November 2008 General Election. Now YOU can apply to serve on an independent commission that will draw compact, nonpartisan district boundaries for the state Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization.
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Images online, in print and on television of pain, suffering – chaos.That’s what a 7.0 earthquake does to the most impoverished nation in the Western Hemisphere.Haitians suffering, while in America, we sit and watch – and text donations to the Red Cross by sending ‘Haiti’ to 90999.Yes, it’s imp
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What would you do if you knew you could not be injured?
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This is an unbelievable statement from your Messiah B. Hussein Obama AKA Mao, Marx and Dickhead #1………  “My Friends, we live in the greatest Nation in the history of the world.  I hope you’ll join with me as we try to change it.”-Barack Hussein Obama. Wake up from your hypnotic trance an
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In a rush to do a long list of errands, I tried to plan my stops in an orderly fashion to make the most of mileage and time.
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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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The Shasta Historical Society turned 80 on Monday, but judging by all it did in 2009, the group's showing no signs of slowing down.
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1910: Two Catholic priests and a carpenter from Red Bluff were in Cottonwood to make preparations for the construction of a Catholic Church. Work would begin on the building immediately. It would be built on a lot just north of Mrs. Behrle's residence on Main Street.
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Prominent friends of Bethel as listed at www.ibethel.org.
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In the scheme of a life, 24 hours isn't much time.But when it comes to understanding dense city documents, one short day can make an enormous difference in the ability to read, ask questions, find alternate opinions, and rally support or opposition. And that holds for citizens and City Council members alike.
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Infrastructure has become a magic word for government as politicians try to lower unemployment with a new wave of public projects.
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Pat Robertson recently commented that Haiti "swore a pact to the devil" since which "they have been cursed by one thing after the other," apparently referring to the 1791 Satanic dedication of the country by slaves planning revolt against their French masters whose corrupted Christianity allowed their suffering. Historic po
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Bethel Church has seen extensive growth over the past decade as the focus of the church has shifted to training people in prophesy, healing and other "supernatural gifts of God" taught under the leadership of Pastor Bill Johnson.
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The familiar face of head coach Kele Fitzhugh likely won't be on the sidelines Saturday when the Knights men's basketball team hosts College of the Siskiyous.
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Driver severely injured in snowplow collision A 34-year-old Oroville man suffered major injuries Monday afternoon when his compact car collided with a snowplow on Highway 89 at Snowman's Summit near McCloud.
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To Willie Lawson, the soggy march through downtown Redding in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. meant more than a mile. As a young man, he said he was part of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March in Alabama in 1965 - one of the many signature events in King's momentous life. The slain civil rights leader who dared to h
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SHASTA LAKE - With a luncheon spread to rival an international market and entertainment with origins in near and distant places, an annual diversity fair promises to draw a crowd.
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RED BLUFF - The city is counting on the imagination of its residents to help snag $10 million in state grant funds for major expansions of its softball park and swimming pool facilities.
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A change to how the Millville Fire Protection District responds to house fires has apparently caused a rift between its chief and the board of directors.
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A big blowup between NBC and Conan O’Brien has sent ratings for “The Tonight Show” soaring. But it appears the boost will be too little too late for Conan to save his position with the illustrious program.
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They can look real cool but they're expensive to maintain. And in a bad economy......
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WORLD Putin Says Chlorine in Chickens Unsafe BY DAN FLYNN | JAN 16, 2010 Getting another American chicken into Russia just got harder. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin weighed into the Russian ban on U.S. chicken imports. "We haven't seen any...
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WORLD Putin Says Chlorine in Chickens Unsafe BY DAN FLYNN | JAN 16, 2010 Getting another American chicken into Russia just got harder. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin weighed into the Russian ban on U.S. chicken imports. "We haven't seen any...
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Note: I think this is true.Four-year-old blond girl: Can we get whipped cream?Dad: No, we don't need whipped cream.Four-year-old blond girl: All you need is whipped cream!Dad: No, honey, All You Need Is Love.Four-year-old blond girl: No! All you need is whipped cream! An
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A 34-year-old Oroville man suffered major injuries this afternoon when his compact car collided with a snowplow on Highway 89 at Snowman's Summit near McCloud.
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To Willie Lawson, the soggy march through downtown Redding in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. meant more than a mile.
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Finished the update Victor Bockris bio of Keith Richards last night. It was very good! There was a tantalizing tidbit about how Keith hosted Johnny Depp in the early “oos to teach him Gram Parsons chord progressions for a film he was supposedly to film. What happened to that project? Anybody out there know? Was it [..
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For just $35.00, you can place an online order and garner these delightful morsels for your Shasta County inmate of choice. Between the rancid fat and the death-dose of sugar you can nearly guarantee a lively distraction from the humdrum...
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For just $35.00, you can place an online order and garner these delightful morsels for your Shasta County inmate of choice. Between the rancid fat and the death-dose of sugar you can nearly guarantee a lively distraction from the humdrum...
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Are You Down With The Law? Here are a few new laws you may want to know about: LEAD FREE FAUCETS- as of today, it is illegal to sell faucets, as well as faucet parts which contain more than 0.25% lead (the legal limit up to now was 8%).  This may
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A man suffered minor injuries this afternoon after his car slammed into a tree along Balls Ferry Road near Davey Way.
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Avenue Q Monday, February 22, 2010 at 7:30pm Tickets on Sale Now! Avenue Q is Broadway's 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. A hilarious show full of heart and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is about surviving in NYC ith big dreams and a tiny bank account. Called "one
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GENEVA (Reuters) - The H1N1 flu pandemic appears to be easing, but a third wave of infections could yet strike, the World Health Organization said Monday. “Pandemic infections are occurring in many countries but overall the pattern is d
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Last July this email popped up in Femme de Joie's mailbox:Hi! As a well known and followed blogger, your opinion is clearly valued by many. We would like to send you some of our product, to do with as you please. Write about it, don’t write about it. Share it with friends or horde it for your
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When I woke to fog, I questioned whether I would see Chile the next morning as scheduled. This trip started with my commuter flight in Redding, which was to get me to L.A. in time to catch a noon flight to Santiago. Fog isn't a huge issue in Redding - after all, we're not coastal - so why now? Arriving at the airport, we sa
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The rag doll has a mossy green skin, blue button eyes, blue hair and a little pale pink button nose. Frank said she looked Celtic and should be a water spirit. She was  given a sheer wrap blouse with swirls to represent water. Her skirt is also made of sheer material and has flowing polka dot drops. Her [...]
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The year was 1895 and the location was the Cottonwood community 4th of July picnic. A member of the Thatcher family brought the astounding contraption, and for the price of a nickel, a person could hear the 'purtiest music' just...
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A Red Bluff man is being held today at the Tehama County Jail after police say he grabbed a woman's purse Friday from her shopping cart and ran home with it.
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Maybe bailouts do have a silver lining! The Federal Reserve announced last week it made a record $46.1 billion as a result of gains on securities it purchased to shore up the financial system. The Fed is not in the business of making money but this was a side effect of bailouts to aid the banking industry. The profits
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Despite the rain today, a mile-long march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. is still planned.
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The city of Red Bluff is going after $10 million in state park grants to improve a pair of city parks.
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Steady rain is expected to fall throughout Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Redding.
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Hope you didn’t have outdoor plans for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Another storm is blowing through Redding today, making it a good day to stay indoors and read anewscafe.com. Today’s bluster is the latest in a series of storms riding the jet…
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I don’t get it — why is there not more open criticism of big drug companies as part of the health care debate? They’ve offered up to $150 billion in lower drug costs and to give Medicare a “discount” but…
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We’re working today, but please join us and pause for a few moments to reflect on the life of Martin Luther King. “I have a dream that one day this nation will r
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Pears are plentiful and gorgeous this time of year, so pick up a few extra and make a delightfully simple dessert. Le Poirat, or simply Pear Tart, is a traditional French dessert that is certain to warm your soul. Enjoy! Note:…
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Note from Doni: This message comes from Tim Bambino of Redding. He’s an organizer of the Save the Old St. Joseph Cemetery project. (He’s also a former Shasta High School buddy.) The Old St. Joseph Cemetery is off Walden Street in Redding, and it…
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What: Spudfest II - Annual potato feed to help defray cost of the “Save the Old St. Joseph Cemetery” project. When: Sunday, Jan. 31. Where: St. Joseph School, Gold Street, in Redding.
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Fiction in 58 is a meme I created a few years back to try and write tight, but with more focus. It’s 58 words, no more, no less. This is non-fiction.StruggleShe wears the weariness like a heavy cloak, the weight on her frail shoulders serves to compact her already petite form.Already a mother at 17
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National Association of Realtors economist Lawrence Yun expects the $8,000 first-time homebuyer credit extension to continue to stimulate the lower end of the market, influencing the entire housing ladder. As more first-timers move in, others move up. About 47 percent of…
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area presents an exhibition of photographs of native birds by photographer Jim Duckworth . Duckworth, a Shasta County resident, is an active retiree who enjoys the outdo
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Saint Lawrence (By Deacon Lawrence) Saint Lawrence is the patron saint deacons. He is depicted here wearing a dalmatic, the vestment of the deacon. In h
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The Sacred Heart of Jesus burns with a love so great that he endures His suffering and death for our sake. The thorns, the cross, the piercing and the drops of blood are symbols of his Passion. The letters
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Fallen (By Deacon Lawrence Klimecki) Hell is the eternal loneliness of being separated from God. Here a fallen angel, his wing
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Due to technical difficulties, the Record Searchlight may be delivered late this morning.
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What would you do if you knew you would never get caught? (click here to answer.)
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I must say that I have never really realized the significance of this man or this day entirely. Yes I have studied the history and have heard of the injustice, but I was raised in a family and small community with Blacks
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The practice last Sat was interesting. I had all six students (most of them were white belts) create their own kata. I told them to use the floor plan for Taikyoku Shodan, and to make it simple and » read the entire item »
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2010: A new bridge over the Cottonwood slough was now finished and open for travel. Contractor Bernard did a good job and everyone could be assured of a safe crossing.
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Troops' families still need support In 2003 when my son left for Iraq, the country was in a real different place emotionally. Families of the deployed troops weren't the only ones talking about the war in Iraq. Everyone was. It was all over the news and on the television 24/7, and much of the country was behind the troops.
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One of the most promising long-term reforms of California's plainly broken state government came in 2008, when the voters approved Proposition 11. That initiative stripped the politicians in the state Legislature of the power to draw the districts in which they stand for election, handing the authority to an independent, no
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Let's imagine, for a moment, that the major candidates for governor were asked a single question: How would you deal with California's budget problems?
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It's tax season, and that means IRS-related phishing scams are ramping up.One such fake e-mail last week asked "U.S.-based employers" to complete an "updated" version of the government's W-2 form because of "important changes" within the forms. The updated form is conveniently attached to the e-mail.
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Bethel terms and phrases Come on Jesus: A phrase generally used when testimony of a miraculous event is shared or when someone is believed to be healed.
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Jonathan Lair stood in the middle of Bethel Church's Healing Room on Dec. 5 and joyfully got straight to the point: "I'm going to get new feet today."
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Despite the wet and cold conditions, record numbers still came out for the 2010 Redding Marathon.Even with the rain and wind gusting, Chico's David Mosier found the 26.2-mile course from Shasta Dam to the Sundial Bridge to his liking.
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The Simpson University women's basketball fell at Holy Names 63-59 late Saturday.A late 8-0 run brought the Red Hawks (2-1 California Pacific Conference, 3-18) to within 60-59 with 23 seconds left, but two straight turnovers doomed them.
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Apparently, there will be no Sunday Scribblings prompt. So let’s wander over to OneWord.The word? Sink.Never mind the depth, she said.They’d been drinking old fashions at a dive near the canal, a place where they still sold smokes in machines where you pulled a k
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What is a Real Catholic Family you might ask? It is a family that has a Father as the spiritual leader.It is a family that has a mother who fills the h
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This is a state owned property, and bids are being taken until the 28th. It was once listed at $449K in 2006, and most recently was a failed Short Sale at $259K. When it listed in the MLS, we thought the photos were insufficient, so we went out and took a few. It turns out to be
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It was built in 1853 on the west side of Main Street in French Gulch about a block south of today's French Gulch Hotel (it stood across the road from where St. Rose Catholic Church once stood in French Gulch)....
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The string of wet weather expected to inundate the north state this week has arrived. The National Weather Service forecasts rain with light winds today and a high of 48 degrees in Redding.
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Reporter Amanda Winters in today's paper made the point that whether its brand of evangelism turns you on or turns you off Bethel Church is an economic driver for the area. These people, at last week's "healing" conference, had to...
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How many of us are guilty of seeing things the way we wish they were rather than the way they are? I am guilty of this.Is it actually possible to see things as they
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A May 29 wedding at Holiday Inn in Redding is planned by Ariel Eminger and Nicholas Lyons, both of Redding.
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An Aug. 6 wedding at Sheraton Hotel's Bayside Chapel in Kailua Kona, Hawaii is planned by Mallory Zeis and Jacob Johnson, both of Redding.
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Katie Hawley of Millville and Christopher Adams of Redding were wed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Redding.
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Amy Rincon of Chico and Jonathan McKinney of Redding were wed at 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Lakeside Pavilion in Chico.
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Bob and Pearl Wentz of Murrieta celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 10. The couple wed Jan. 10, 1945 in Long Beach.
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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Redding Flotilla 39 will offer a a one-day course on boating safety from 7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Veterans Memorial Hall, Redding.
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It's a dark, frigid winter night in south Redding, and geocacher Chris Cable is inching his way up a tree that stretches over the Sacramento River.
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Q: If I am in need of food for myself and family, is it a crime to catch fish for subsistence from the ocean without a license?
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Just days after the city of Anderson issued a conditional occupancy permit for two homes in The Vineyards, prospective buyers, such as Frankie Crouse of Redding, had a chance for a walk-through with Realtor Debbie Morgan of C&C Properties.
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It took a Christmas Day meltdown for Liz Masloff to discover the barbecue her family bought nearly two years ago was defective.
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MONDAY Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District Board of Directors: 10 a.m., special meeting, fourth annual facilitated board workshop includes district tour, CH2M Hill office, 2500 Airpark Drive, Redding, 365-7329.
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2010: The Loomis and Thatcher mills were the only two mills that processed a considerable amount of lumber in the Shingletown area. The mills' owners planned to make a big cut in the coming season and the output of both mills would be hauled into Redding by teams.
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COTTONWOOD Friday Receipts: 2,925; Jan. 8: 4,459.Compared with previous sale: Slaughter cows and bulls $1-$2 higher. Hot market for all classes due to falling corn market and green grass. All classes $1-$5 higher. Off lots and singles $7-$10 below top offerings.
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Q: What is a stop-loss order and how can it help an investor?
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The crayons we grew up with have been around since 1903, when Crayola sold a box of eight colors for just a nickel.
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Police officers deserve honor Your Tuesday article "Autopsy: 14 bullets hit bank robber" had big bold headlines on the first page and graphic anatomical drawings on page A5 showing every wound the bank robber suffered.
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Recent letter writers have pointed the spotlight at apparent fraudulence on the part of panhandlers in the Redding area. To me, the issue is important. It is good advice to be prudent and discerning with one's generosity. Don't be naive in your giving.
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I read the opinion piece by Dennis Mihalka (a Redding Tea Party member) with interest and dismay. I do believe that "when citizens stand up in protest," that is a sign of democracy in action. However, when people disrupt town hall meetings and don't let the opposing side voice their opinions, as tea partiers did this summer
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At a Thursday afternoon news conference with municipal officials from around Shasta County, Shasta Lake Mayor Greg Watkins brandished his 10 Commandments necktie and said it held a message for the Legislature and governor down in Sacramento: "Thou shalt not steal."
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The "Radical 10 in '10" has been in the news a lot lately. These are proposals to jump-start the local economy by getting more people working. The ideas were developed by a 10-member group that the Shasta Builders' Exchange CEO put together to represent certain segments of our local economy. The emphasis is on creating cons
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You hear it around NFL Draft time - the ubiquitous and dreaded phrase that so-and-so "has tremendous upside."This job has me neck deep in prep sports, watching the cream of the north state crop in everything from football to basketball, from volleyball to softball and baseball, and from wrestling to soccer.
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Rain or shine, winners of the 2010 Redding Marathon will begin pulling up to the Sundial Bridge's finish line about 10:30 a.m. today.
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The Shasta College men's basketball team edged College of the Redwoods 56-54 at Eureka on Saturday.The victory was a huge one for the Knights as the Corsairs were considered among the league favorites.
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<B>Dear Babe:</B> I have a baseball signed by Willie McCovey and Jim Ray Hart. They were patients in a hospital where my wife attended to them. The problem is the baseball is not clean and signatures do not stand out. McCovey's signature is on one side of the ball. It's clearly visible - "To Kirk, Best Luck
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The Great Recession already has torpedoed two high-profile projects that many said would set the tone for future development in Redding.
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Growing up the son of a fourth-generation pastor, Bill Johnson never imagined he'd someday be the driving force behind a north state megachurch and economic powerhouse.
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Occuptation: Senior pastor of Bethel Church.
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Simpson University, a Christian institution celebrating its 20th year in Redding, overbuilt its residence halls and made a deal with the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry to the benefit of both schools.
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Although cake will be served in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Monday will be more than a day of celebration. That's how the revered civil rights leader would want people to spend the holiday, said Eddie McAllister, one of the organizers of local events put on by the Shasta County Multicultural Advisory Board a
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Redding will likely ask the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to hold off on declaring a flood zone in a south side neighborhood.
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The Dunsmuir City Council has appointed a new member. Cherie DuPertuis was appointed to one of two vacant seats on the council Friday night, Councilwoman Helen Cartwright said Saturday.
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Little escaped 6-year-old Alex Hansen's curiosity as he hiked down the Brandy Creek trail near Whiskeytown Lake.There was much to see: a pile of poop, a green banana slug, an orange mushroom, moss-covered rocks, animal tracks - all backed by the sound of a rushing stream.
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Tip leads to arrest of wanted sex offender A 52-year-old man wanted by Redding police for failing to register as a sex offender was arrested Friday in Humboldt County based on a citizen's tip.
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Q: Observation: On Friday afternoon, vehicles stopped in the left-turn lane going east on Cypress Avenue and turning onto Hilltop Drive. There were four or five cars in the left designated turn lane. All vehicles proceeded smoothly through the intersection, bumper to bumper. The light turned yellow just before the last car
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Redding Mountain Biking, Inc. may be just the group you're looking for. They have outings for beginners to extreme mountain biking. Meet in the Sunset Marketplace parking lot at 8:45 on Saturday mornings. Visit their Web site...
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A 52-year-old man wanted by Redding police for failing to register as a sex offender was arrested Friday in Humboldt County based on a citizen’s tip.
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An 18-year-old Redding woman was hospitalized after a four-car traffic collision on Highway 273 at Breslauer Way, Redding police said.
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Thos post is a bit self-serving.For a time now, I’ve been creating on Twitter #vss.Or, very short stories.Twitter allows someone 140 characters. Take away the hashtag, that’s five (with a space).So the trick is to tell a story in 135 characters.There’s a lot of really good writers who hav
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Mistletoe School in Redding has been named one of "California's 2010 Schools to Watch."
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The Dunsmuir City Council has appointed a new member.
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  The Root Theatre Company, an alliance of artists from northern California, presents two exciting, contemporary plays: “Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur’an” and
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City of Redding officials are looking to get a federal agency to delay declaring an area in south Redding a floodplain.
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Today’s FDotD selection was built in 1987, and is listed as a 3/2 of 1506 sqft. It seems to have last sold in 2003 for $206K, but if records are correct, it has now fallen into the unwilling hands of
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Marc notes that the City Council will be deciding Tuesday whether to put on the ballot a measure to eliminate the city clerk and city treasurer as elective positions, which the usual suspects see as a some kind of devious...
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It won't be long before Judge Eaton's house looks like a house again. According to Scott Carter and Jerry Coughlin, governor's of the Behren-Eaton House Museum, things are starting to finally move along. The City of Redding has approved the...
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In the course of this story, I will first seemingly dissuade you from seeing “The Art of Mt. Shasta,” opening today at Turtle Bay, and then wholeheartedly persuade you to see it, even if I have
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Expect the weather today to remain mostly cloudy in the valley from Redding to Red Bluff, with a high of 48 to 54, according to the National Weather Service. There's a 40 percent chance of rain this afternoon and tonight.
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How’s the pruning going for you? I’ve just finished pruning my ‘Pink Lady’ apple and ‘Santa Rosa’ plum trees. I am still working on the roses and grapes, but the fruit trees are done. It went pretty well
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The Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding is a unique and significant building. It was designed in 1958 by world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. ” If it is true that architecture reflects the people that produce it, their life, faith, hopes and fears, the following comments will be helpful for the architect&#
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Northern California's Lassen Volcanic National Park is offering free ranger-led snowshoe walks through April 4. The walks will be held every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The 1½- to two-hour excursions are open to those age 8 and older...
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The snow and rainstorms moving in on Sunday sound like real toad-stranglers.  Get daily updates (and more) from our expert weather blogger here or
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2010. There are 349 days left in the year.
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Q: How should one go about selecting a contractor?
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Last month saw the lowest temperature ever recorded in Redding: 16 degrees.
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Accounting firms complete merger Helderman & Co. CPA has merged with Hathaway and Ksenzulak LLP CPA in Redding.
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Pruning fruit trees is a little dicey. Cut too much, and the tree suffers. Cut too little, and harvests can suffer down the road. But remove just enough, and you'll get a healthier tree and better fruit.
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The Anderson High boys basketball team had a chance to tie its Northern Athletic League opener in the final 12 seconds of overtime Friday at home, but couldn't come up with a 3-pointer and dropped a 51-48 loss to Corning.
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PALO CEDRO - In a game of momentum swings, the Wolves' timed the final shift correctly.The Shasta High School girls basketball team beat Foothill 54-51 on Friday in the opener of a homecoming doubleheader with the boys.
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Tree forms Open center. Instead of a single leading branch, multiple branches create a vase shape.
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Sports Editor Aaron Williams can be reached at 225-8229 or awilliams@redding.com.
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I have a neighbor, a veteran of World War II, who, like many seniors in Redding, lives on a fixed income. He recently told me he sets his thermostat at 58 to keep his monthly electric bill from eating into his budget for food, gas and other essentials.
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COTTONWOOD - This time, the Eagles appeared to be ready for the rival Falcons.At least until Ashley Sanchez took over.
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Skip Dagg's fee scheme On Jan. 7, Kent Dagg pitched seven of his committee's 10 radical ideas to save us all from ruin to the Redding City Council. The council seemed very receptive to most of his ideas.
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COTTONWOOD - In its league opener, the Central Valley High School boys basketball team showed how dangerous it can be to opponents.
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Police are looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a 13-year-old girl Friday morning in south Redding.
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I cannot tell you the number of times I have been asked the same question: How many drinks can I have and still be able to legally drive?
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Q: Does your faith tradition suggest the age of the Earth, or of human inhabitance on it?
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Stan Twitchell's Red Bluff High School boys basketball team is definitely not the first team to be buried by an Enterprise High School flurry of steals and points.
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Book of Matthew is subject of study A precept-upon-precept Bible study of the book of Matthew will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays through March 10 at Valley Christian Fellowship, 3180 Rancho Road in Redding.
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Redding ready to help in case of downpours With at least a week of wet and windy weather forecast to begin Sunday, city of Redding officials say crews are ready to provide sandbags, clear storm drains and repair power lines.
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A Southern California American Indian tribe lobbying for more slot machines gave Sen. Sam Aanestad a ticket to see country music star George Strait, but the Grass Valley Republican didn't report the $56.25 gift.
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Work on improvements to Lassen Volcanic National Park's signature trail should start with the spring thaw.
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What do you consider your bravest act? (Click here to answer.)
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Police are looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a 13-year-old girl this morning in south Redding.
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On the short list of incredible songwriters I absolutely must see in my lifetime is John Prine. It appears I’ll get a chance right here in Redding on April 12 at the Cascade Theatre. Though not yet listed on the Ca
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A Shasta County jury will resume deliberations Tuesday in the murder trial of two men accused of beating a Redding man to death in 2008.
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With at least a week of wet and windy weather forecast to begin Sunday, city of Redding officials say crews are ready to provide sand bags, clear storm drains and repair power lines.
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  First reader to correctly name the location wins … bragging rights.
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A Southern California Indian tribe lobbying for more slot machines gave Sen. Sam Aanestad a ticket to see country music star George Strait, but the Grass Valley Republican didn’t report the $56.25 gift.
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"toe2toe" correctly guessed it as the German Cemetery on Bateman Road in Whitmore. The official name of the cemetery is the Whitmore Evangelical Cemetery aka the German Cemetery. toe2toe wins a $10 gift certificate at River City Java in Redding...
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2010 Census We posted some information a few weeks ago about the upcoming Census and if you're like most of us, we're pretty cautions about who and how much information you give out. Especially, given the technological age we live in, anybody can sound legitimate but they may not be.  We felt it 
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This view greeted drivers on north Lake Blvd today. I’m guessing what must have happened was that the tongue came off the ball. Then the rig flipped, but was held on the tow vehicle by the safety chain, and drug to the side. I’m sure that was an “Oh sh**!” moment. It’s Really Redding.
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The Wall Street Journal carries an interesting Op-Ed by a psychiatrist and professor in New Jersey, which just took a step toward legalizing the medicinal use of marijuana. He thinks the state's not going nearly far enough: So why do...
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Our city attorney and city manager are urging the city council next week to approve a June 8 ballot measure asking Redding voters to consider changing the offices of city clerk and treasurer to appointed positions (the two jobs are...
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Song: “whiskey before breakfast” by deejoke
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Here she is. My first rainbow rag doll. Her eyes are abalone shell buttons with pink stars beneath. She has keekass, curly rainbow hair and a Hello Kitty shirt. I love her. I will only have enough material to make two rainbow girls with rainbow Hello Kitty shirts. I hope to have the rag dolls in my Etsy [...]
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Charles Crumpley, editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal, writes that the departure of Northrop Grumman's headquarters from L.A. doesn't mean much in its own right, but is a powerful symbol of the decline of employment in Los Angeles --...
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Frank and I were driving the other day. Out of the gray days came a beautiful rainbow. It had been awhile since I’d seen one. It felt magical. It reminded me of the way I feel about Frank. He’s the light that colors my world. Today I work on my Rainbow headed rag doll, stuff the body [...]
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Can you guess what cemetery this grave is in and where it is located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess the name of the cemetery this grave is...
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I was with a group of catholic men the other day. We were discussing our role in evangelization. Some of the group stated that by living a holy and devout life, they were evangelizing the world. Others st
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Well, no. But the "aesthetic elements" soon to take shape on the new Cypress Bridge will more than rival Hilltop's palms in cost (see rendering below). Back in February 2007, before the economy collapsed, the city council approved eight glowing...
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Here’s a foreclosed home in desirable Quail Ridge. This one on a cul de sac was built in 1991, and is listed as a good sized 1639 sq ft. As you can see, the kitchen is a nice design for the era. We like the neighborhood very much. It’s very convenient to
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Today may be the last completely dry day in the Redding area for a week or more.
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For the first time in my life, I've seen a mountain lion in the wild. OK, "in the wild" is stretching it a little. The big cat was in somebody's pasture, perhaps 100 feet from the road, and we humans were safely within the confines of my Ford Lemonstar minivan. But still, it gave me goosebumps.
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A Redding pair who claimed they killed a Sacramento man in self-defense last week appeared this afternoon in Superior Court today, but failed to enter pleas.
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So I caught the premiere of Archer on FX.It's a 60s throwback cartoon, from the guys who created Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo. It uses clip art animation, which is retro-cool. I think.The Washington Post's Hank Stuever has a pretty good review of the show
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Anderson Rotary Club's 40th Annual Crab Feed attracted about a thousand guests. Proceeds from the popular event benefit student scholarships and other community projects.
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We live in a world that has become for many so very superficial. It has become more about the external than the internal. People care about their appearance and the appearanc
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Who doesn't enjoy a little mud now and then!
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Do you have a favorite (current or past) pet? Chic Miller, don’t answer.
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When the former chief of the Anderson Fire Protection District wasn't outright denying allegations that he'd gotten embarrassingly drunk in uniform, berated or sexually harassed his subordinates, or used district property for personal use - including viewing raunchy pornographic Web sites on his work computers - he repeated
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Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning in dry humor.
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historical places in the north state.
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Banjo player and balladeer John McCutcheon will play Wednesday night at Bernie's Guitar.
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Mount Shasta resident Bill Miesse has scoured the country looking for paintings of Mt. Shasta. He's found them in the basement of a Pasadena art gallery, in the best galleries in New York, throughout the Southwest and Texas.
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Candle, gift store will reopen today Candle & Gift Connection has moved from Hilltop Drive to the Shasta Center on Churn Creek Road.
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SHOCKED AND DISGUSTED: I am shocked and disgusted with your blatant drawings of male nudity in Tuesday's edition of the Record Searchlight - absolutely unnecessary. How juvenile of you.
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Anderson High's girls soccer team had 13 players on the field before action could start Thursday at Redding Soccer Park. The Cubs pared it down to 11 before the opening whistle, but to Central Valley's squad, it likely seemed like Anderson still had those two extra players out there.
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What went wrong? A year ago, he was king of the world. Now President Barack Obama's approval rating, according to CBS, has dropped to 46 percent - and his disapproval rating is the highest ever recorded by Gallup at the beginning of an (elected) president's second year.
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The Enterprise High School girls basketball team won a foul-plagued contest 66-55 over Red Buff on Thursday.Nicole Frisbie led Enterprise (3-0 Eastern Athletic League, 13-2) with 19 points and Courtney Emerson added 17 to keep the Hornets unbeaten in EAL play.
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How do they tally inflation? This past year, the Social Security Administration advised us seniors there would be no cost-of-living increase for 2010 because there is no inflation. This past year, my supplemental insurance bill went from $56 a month to $134.
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LAKE SHASTA - A 7 pound, 3 ounce spotted bass helped Cottonwood pro Bryan McDermott vault to the second-day lead Thursday at the FLW Series National Guard Western Division tournament.
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Reading the report on the shenanigans of departed Anderson Fire Protection District Fire Chief Joe Piccinini, it's hard not to echo the investigator's conclusion that Piccinini's nearly two years at the top of the district were marked by "unacceptable behavior" and "dishonest leadership." The district bo
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Forget polar bears. We need to save team wrestling. Yes, I know those cute, fuzzy creatures who occasionally appear in Coca-Cola commercials are losing habitat and are in danger of extinction. But I'm sending those savage beasts down a notch on the importance list in favor of what I think is one of prep sports' most excitin
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Finding new crops to compete in the global economy is one of the issues that will be covered at the Winter Ag Meeting from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Inter-Mountain Fair grounds in McArthur.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2010. There are 350 days left in the year.
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A former clerk with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office accused of embezzling about $15,363 in concealed weapons permit and other fees pleaded no contest Thursday morning in Superior Court.
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The former health and safety director of the Shasta Area American Red Cross accused of embezzlement has 4 1/2 months to weigh a plea deal she initially rejected earlier this week.
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Driver recovering from Deschutes Road crash ANDERSON - An Anderson man was in serious condition Thursday from moderate injuries he suffered late Wednesday in an SUV rollover on Deschutes Road near Balls Ferry Road.
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An ambulance went to eastbound Highway 44 at Victor Avenue tonight where a motorcycle rider reportedly suffered minor to moderate injuries in a wreck.
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RED BLUFF — After a 10-year-old Red Bluff boy died from the same disease last week, a second case of meningococcal infection has been confirmed in Tehama County, public health officials announced today.
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The Shasta County Planning Commission unanimously approved a medical marijuana ordinance today to recommend to the board of supervisors in coming weeks.
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The former health and safety director of the Shasta Area American Red Cross accused of embezzlement gave up her legal right this afternoon to have a preliminary hearing.
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The 27-year-old Cottonwood woman accused of severely beating her boyfriend’s 7-year-old son saw her preliminary hearing postponed today until next week.
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As Christians we can often feel overwhelmed by the task that we have at had. We live in a world that for the most part is Anti-Christian. Our government supports the killing of children, it tells us that it is often
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies who pursued a man who was reportedly shooting at his neighbor in an ongoing dispute determined that the man had been lawfully hunting.
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A former clerk with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office accused of embezzling about $15,363 in concealed weapons permit and other fees pleaded no contest this morning in Superior Court.
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Things are changing out in the Pacific which, if it comes to fruition, could dramatically change the dry weather pattern the Redding area has seen thus far this winter. According to weather forecasters at Cal Fire, the high-latitude block that has kept storms away has collapsed. Also, a powerful branch of the jet stream
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Jefferson Public Radio brought West Coast Live to Redding in November 2009 for a show that was taped for later broadcast, which will be this weekend. Guests include: Tony D’Souza, author of “Konkans” and “Whiteman,” who sought solace in Redding and…
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Two of California's largest newspapers look at the same study of college enrollment of minorities, and come up with these headlines: From the L.A. Times: UC Berkeley ranks high in survey on enrollment of the poor and minorities. From the...
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Messelbeck Dam is located in western Igo and holds back the waters of Rainbow Lake. The dam is built across the North Fork of Cottonwood Creek and is made with sand, clay and gravel. It is 1,110 ft. long, 96...
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After-school students in Shasta County are making a difference in their community with service projects. These projects have ranged from letters to the troops to a cross-county clothing drive conducted over 2 1/2 months. The students are forming connections with their community and gaining awareness of the needs present in
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ANDERSON --An Anderson man suffered moderate injuries late Wednesday afternoon in an SUV roll-over on Deschutes Road near Balls Ferry Road southeast of town.
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1. “I’m Still Standing” comedy tour 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Cascade Theater in Redding. Featuring Gary Gulman, Iliza Shlesinger and Rich Vos, all former contestants on NBC's Last Comic Standing. Tickets $29-39; available at the Cascade Theater; call 243-8877 or visit www.cascadetheatre.org.
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Elevating arranged music to an art form, local DJ r.j. has played at Turtle Bay’s Culture Shock, 2nd Saturday ArtHop, North Star Brewery and Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant. He recently started playing reggae with live bands each month at Downtown Eatery.
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Redding’s Cheesecakes Unlimited is closing in on the Big Two-O and in some respects is unrecognizable from the shoestring operation that opened on Market Street in downtown Redding in 1991, the brainchild of partners Nick Parker and Cory Gabrielson. The restaurant expanded to fancier and more expansive digs on Churn Creek
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The building at 1600 California St. has in the past housed numerous businesses, but it seems that its current tenant has figured out what it takes to make it in downtown Redding. Maritime Seafood and Grill offers a bit of an upscale edge to the traditional drinking and dining experience.
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• Birthday Bash • Manton Lunch Special • Barrel Tasting near Sacramento • Bring on the Zin
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Rich Vos was feeling a little cranky. First there was a marathon session at the dentist’s office, then the news that he was earning a half-percent interest on a savings account, and finally the conversation turned to the state of comedy.
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The Best of Mt Shasta Conference 2010 to showcase the spiritual community of Mt Shasta to the world. These are very challenging times. Come to Mount Shasta to see your life in a new way, to know more of who you are, for rejuvenation, for healing... See TheBestofMtShasta.com for more information.
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A random act of kindness goes a long way in today's world. You CAN make a difference. The possibilities are endless.
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Musing with a friend over our apparent epidemic of embezzlement, got me to thinking of Cheesecakes Unlimited and prompted a search of the Record Searchlight archives. In July 2006 Randy Barr turned himself in to the Shasta County Jail in...
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There have been Tom Hanks sightings in Red Bluff the past couple of weeks, and the town is abuzz over whether the famous actor might show up at a Friday benefit screening of his classic film “Big.” Hanks, whose ailing mother…
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The Redding area will dry out today and Friday after this week's badly-needed soaking. But more rain's on the way, according to the National Weather Service.
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The Shasta County Planning Commission will consider an ordinance for medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation today.
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City and county officials will hold a press conference today (Thursday) to show support for a statewide ballot measure that would prevent California from taking local government revenue to balance its budget.
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It could be a busy day today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Went to writer’s group recently. Got into a discussion about prompts. One person said, “Prompts are for people just getting started, who don’t know what they’re doing.”I disagree.Prompts help keep your mind fresh, helps find the details in your writing.So, in that vein, here’s a
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In 1943 Roberta Louise Collier was born in Tucson to parents who liked to travel. She was a classic beauty with dark hair, a twinkle in her eyes and a wide, nearly ever-present smile.
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I am a pretty much and absolutist when it comes to freedom of speech. Since libel and slander can be addressed in the courts, except for the oft cited “Yelling fire in a crowded theater” example, I think people should have the right to say whatever they feel like. Therefore, I am compelled defend the right of
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Services for Charlene Dale Williams of Millville, Calif., are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Boulevard in Redding. A reception and fellowship
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This FDotD just came up. The only supplied photo looks a bit tiny. Click on it to expand somewhat pixelated. Sorry, no photo of the interior or pool. This 3/1 is listed as 1226 sqft. It had recently been listed as a
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I was lucky enough to have grown up with Leslie Rinchen Wongmo --we went all through grammar and high school together, back when she was Leslie Freilich and
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On a Sunday afternoon about 13 years ago, I decided to try to run around the block.
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Dentists agree: The time to start brushing your child's teeth is when you spot that first pearly white.
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Rivers to end lunch service after Friday Rivers restaurant on Hemsted Drive in Redding will stop serving lunch after Friday, the business announced this week.
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Redding Planning Commissioner Bert Meyer is a detail man.
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Henry Petrino thinks Happy Valley and Cottonwood union elementary school districts need each other.
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With countless thousands feared dead in Tuesday's devastating magnituide-7.0 earthquake in Haiti, it's only natural for people to want to help.
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PALO CEDRO - The Foothill High School wrestling team had the state's top-ranked 160-pound wrestler sitting on the bench and the Northern Section's No. 2 140-pound competitor rooting his teammates on while standing with crutches.
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Ken Wick of Star, Idaho, landed five bass weighing 12 pounds, 6 ounces Wednesday to lead the first day of the FLW Series National Guard Western Division tournament on Lake Shasta. He holds a narrow two-ounce lead in a tournament featuring 140 pros and 140 co-anglers from 13 states and Japan.
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The tea party stands for liberty Jack Pelletier (letter, Jan. 7) is dead wrong about the tea parties being racist.
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Woman held in beating due for hearing today A 27-year-old Cottonwood woman accused of nearly beating to death her boyfriend's 7-year-old son learned Wednesday that she will have her preliminary hearing this morning in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2010. There are 351 days left in the year.
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For the second year in a row, Shasta County received a failing grade in tobacco control from the American Lung Association.
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Randal Faulkner, a certified public accountant from Palo Cedro, announced his candidacy for Shasta County auditor-controller and will run against incumbent Connie Regnell.
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ANDERSON - Joe Piccinini created a hostile work environment at the Anderson Fire Protection District by misusing district property and funds, driving his pickup after drinking and harassing female workers in his 20 months as chief, a district report released Wednesday claims.
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So the tables-turned, she-cheated-on-him political sex scandal we've all been waiting for has finally arrived, albeit across the pond.
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RealtyTrac reported today that foreclosure activity in Shasta County in 2009 reached its highest level in the five years the online database has been tracking the area.
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Believe it or not, we're less than two weeks away from the start of another college baseball season.While Shasta College baseball and softball and Simpson University softball doesn't officially begin their season until the first week of February, the Red Hawks baseball program goes on a Southern California road trip in late
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The Knights were already in a small hole before the opening tip.Didn't matter.Not when most of the Shasta College men's basketball team spent the next 40 minutes burning down the nets.
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For all of the accomplishments and accolades Matt Nichols received at Eastern Washington, the knock pro scouts would hold against him is that he didn't play college football at the highest level.
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Home builder Jeb Allen has gotten the jump on a new citywide landscape program that could cut water usage in Redding up to 30 percent.
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After only about four hours of deliberations, a Shasta County jury unanimously agreed Wednesday to recommend the death penalty for Scott Paul Varner, convicted of murdering a Redding woman in 2005.
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This is a story that teaches us that we are often capable of much more than we think!Dreams can only happen when we believe that they can.God's grace is everywhere, are we grabbing it?.
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What is your phobia? How does it affect you? (Click here to answer.)
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Some of these hardcore folks can be found at our own Cross Fit Redding health club. I love this stuff. Click here...
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I have it on good authority that this weekend's edition of West Coast Live will be the episode that Jefferson Public Radio recently hosted in the Cascade Theatre in Redding! Please pass it on to those you think might...
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Pro Bryan McDermott of Cottonwood, Calif., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 8 ounces Thursday to soar in to first place at the FLW Series National Guard Western Division tournament on Lake Shasta with a two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 23-5.
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Steve Greenhut's cover story from the February Reason magazine is a very good read if you need to get your blood pressure up. Just saying....
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Finally! The small stack of ancient computer parts have left the garage! The trip to the City of Redding ewaste station was postponed again and again since wat before the holidays. Today Frank and I loaded up the cast off computer towers and huge old monitors thereby lightening our load considerably. The next big chore will
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Man, I did not know that Google's elves had shot a street view of Mule Town Road. Amazing, but it's still more fun on a bike. View Larger Map...
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Man, I did not know that Google's elves had shot a street view of Mule Town Road. Amazing, but it's still more fun on a bike. View Larger Map...
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Allegations against former Anderson Fire Protection District Chief Joe Piccinini included sexual harassment, misusing district property and funds and driving his pickup while drinking alcohol or being drunk, a report released today revealed.
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Allegations against former Anderson Fire Protection District Chief Joe Piccinini included sexual harassment, misusing district property and funds and driving his pickup while drinking alcohol or being drunk, a report released today revealed.
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More than once I've made a pissed-off entry to rant about something, like the previous entry. It reminds me of an old Peanuts comic strip where Snoopy recieves a rejection letter for an story he submitted to a magazine, and as he runs around throwing his arms up and tossing his dog dish and upsetting Woodstock the bird, he
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A Shasta County jury has decided that Scott Paul Varner should be put to death for the 2005 murder of a Redding woman.
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What: 6th Annual Cultural and Heritage Tourism Symposium When: Jan. 27-29 Where: Chico, CA Cost: $119, register here. The California Cultural and Heritage Tourism Corp
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In taking a look at the marijuana-legalization bill, Joel Fox points to what many think is a paradox: The Drug Abuse Prevention Supplemental Funding Account would be established to receive the funds and they could only be "expended exclusively for...
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What: San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus at Cascade Theatre When: Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. where: Cascade Theatre Tickets: Starting at $15 - Seniors, SCAC members, students, available a
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"Red, juicy hot fire and iron..." so says juror Nickki Lee Hill of the new art show, RED, at Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery & Cultural Center, in Mt. Shasta.
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RED BLUFF — The former officer manager of a Red Bluff logging company who’s accused of embezzling more than $2 million from the business failed Tuesday to enter a plea in Tehama County Superior Court, a spokeswoman with the District Attorney’s Office said today.
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RED BLUFF — A 20-year-old Red Bluff man has been sentenced to a year in Tehama County jail for a drunken driving crash that seriously injured a 71-year-old Cottonwood man.
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Skip if you don't want to read some ranting.I grumbled and bitched so much last year about the photography part of the Sundial Film Festival that you'd think I would have learned my lesson by now, but no. I've just spent the better part of three hours tr
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They can be seen along Ash Creek and Wildcat Roads in Anderson. Holiday Ranch owner Rich Morgan has found a really good use for them - he uses them to build rock fences. The photos show the before and after...
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Despite news that prices have bottomed elsewhere in California, Redding home values dived nearly $4 in the average cost per square foot in the last quarter of 2009 from $133.35/foot to $129.7/foot. The average cost per square foot year-to-year dropped from $148.16/square foot in the final quarter of 2008  representing
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Anyone who's driven from the Bay Area to Redding recently has probably noticed the solar arrays at the Genentech offices at the interchange of I-80 and the 505. It's the new, new thing in parking lot design -- building overhead...
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I'm inclined to think nuclear power's our future -- even in California, if the Legislature would ever budge -- but the start-up costs are astonishing. Here's a little item about a proposed 3,000-megawatt plant in Green River, Utah (a beautiful...
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The Anderson Fire Protection District board faces a court-mandated deadline today to make public an investigative report on former chief Joe Piccinini.
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To focus on its dinner and Happy Hour. Here's the news from Chef Cal. In this economy, brown bagging it for lunch has become the rule for many. This Friday's your last chance to lunch at Rivers. Another restaurant owner...
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Fatboy’s Rotisserie in Redding is on Twin View Blvd. They have a great selection of barbeque and more, and 12 beers on tap. The food is tasty and served in very generous portions. The pulled pork is my favorite. You can add all kinds of condiments to suit your taste. They have a meeting room area too, [...]
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The boards for five south Shasta County school districts plan to meet at noon today to discuss sharing "educational services" and consider a report on sharing bus services.
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A 27-year-old Cottonwood woman accused of nearly beating to death her boyfriend’s 7-year-old son learned today that she will have her preliminary hearing on Thursday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Today’s FDotD caught our eye when they dropped the price $8000 after being listed only 8 days. Losing a thousand dollars a day seems steep, even by foreclosureland standards. In any event, this
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More showers are possible today after a series of brief but intense downpours swept through the Redding area Monday evening and early this morning.
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Spending hours idly watching TV or staring at a computer screen can shorten your life. A new study has found that people who spend a lot of time watching TV are at much greater risk for death from cardiovascular disease. You…
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All three of my adult kids are excellent cooks. It makes sense because from the time they were babies they hung out in kitchen, either with me or their dad, who’s also a good cook. First they sat in infant seats on the kitchen counter. Later they grew into…
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are jolt, ribbon and zeal.SpaceThe space smells of crayons that have been left in the sun too long.A third-floor walkup, it’s utilitarian in composition. One great room. A small kitchen is pushed to one si
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Today Senator John McCain joined the Republican chorus, led by Republican Nationa
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In 1976, children received 10 vaccines before attending school. Today they will receive over 36 injections. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control assured parent
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Two of Redding’s top restaurants have taken turns serving good news and bad. The bad news last year was when Maritime quit serving lunch. The good news was Maritime made some drastic menu changes, including the addition of what I think might be Redding’s best…
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I think this is one of the best explainations I have heard on this issue.
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Dear Lynne: Weird though it may seem, our family really likes turnips, at least we like them creamed, the way my mother made them. Here is the challenge, her cream sauce was so heavy, you couldn’t digest it. Do you know how we can lighten up the creamed ’nips? Thank you for any help. The Turnip Lovers.
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Q: I have to disagree with you about holding onto coupons until stores put the item on a good sale. Great idea, but as you might have noticed, coupons today have a very short life span.
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Nestled in the town of Cottonwood is a small farm producing award-winning chevre. Chevre is the French word for goat and is used to identify goat cheese - soft, fresh goat cheese.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2010. There are 352 days left in the year.
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Money talks at City Hall I read the Sunday article "How Kent Dagg wins Redding Council Attention" with utter amazement.
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C-SPAN is nothing if not diligent in its pursuit of openness in government business, and it has done so without a hint of political or ideological partisanship.
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How many times do we have to say yes for Congress to accept the answer?
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Fugitive arrested at Redding residence A 36-year-old Shasta County man wanted for allegedly violating parole was arrested Tuesday at an East Street residence after officers surrounded it and ordered him to surrender, said spokesmen with the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force.
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A Bella Vista man is suing the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection alleging state firefighters in 2008 set an unnecessary backfire on his property that did $73,924 worth of damage.
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The father of a murder suspect in a fatal Friday night shooting has his own share of legal difficulties.
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The Enterprise High School boys basketball team lost on the road to Chico 62-59 on Tuesday.Alex Henderson had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Hornets (1-1 Eastern Athletic League, 9-5).
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A Shasta County jury began deliberations late Tuesday afternoon in the death penalty phase of Scott Paul Varner's murder trial.
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Lake Shasta is the first venue for the FLW 2010 National Guard Western Division bass fishing tournament as more than 300 bass anglers from 13 states and Japan will compete today through Saturday.
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You must enter a witness protection program, but can choose your identity.
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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