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March 4th, 2010

Firefighters extinguished two piles of “illegal materials” tonight off Rock Creek Road just past Benson Drive in the Keswick area.
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Redding should merge its tourism-promoting Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) with the nonprofit Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association in hopes of cutting public subsidies to the organization, a commission determined this evening.
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If you've never seen "West Side Story" you might not get this...
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Shasta College officials have issued a campus crime alert in response to a Tuesday night incident in which an unidentified man tried to get into a female student’s vehicle.
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No Kidding! Wednesday March 3, 2010 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) laid out a major condition for Democratic success in the mid-term elections. The Democrats must pass the current health care reform legislation. That, of course, is not what McConnell said.
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Doesn't appeal to me but --. The Wall Street Journal reports on the fascinating logistics behind the world's largest cruise ship. An excerpt: The Oasis of the Seas...almost five times as large as the Titanic, it has a population during...
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One Ben Nematzadeh. A trade mag reports: $39 Million for 66 Jack in the Boxes [2010-03-04] The results of the sale for the 66 California Jack in the Box franchises are in, with the final price coming in at just...
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A Shasta County man accused of harassing and stalking his neighbors was found today to be mentally competent to stand trial.
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I know nothing about this beyond what the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports, but it's an interesting development. SACRAMENTO - Riverside County district attorney investigators showed up last week at the Northern California offices of a prominent Republican consulting firm and a...
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RED BLUFF — Three Tehama County residents were arrested today after a search warrant was served at a Los Molinos home, officials with the Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement (TIDE) announced.
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Local "celebrities" drove race cars in a heated competition to raise money for local reading programs.
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Redding may adopt a policy that encourages healthier eating and eliminates the sale of super-sized hot dogs, burgers and soft drinks at city-sponsored events.
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I know the fallacy, philandering and flagrant corruption in our Family Court is unsightly and hard to look at: like a dead dog on the road. If it's not our dog we just want to get by it and go on with our lives because it is inconsequential to us. But we must look! Because it is of consequence to children, they are paying t
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No, really. Timothy Egan reports on an unvarnished bright spot in the Golden State: falling crime. And the trend continues: murder in L.A. is now down 50 percent from the relatively placid levels of two years ago. At this rate,...
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It was located on the west side of the present Shasta Courthouse Museum (in the empty lot) at Shasta. The first hotel was destroyed by fire in 1853. It was rebuilt in 1857 of brick as a means of fireproofing;...
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Environmentalists have filed lawsuits in 2008 and against last year seeking federal and state protection for the pika -- aka, the "boulder bunny. But just because an activist -- or even a few field surveys -- might say a critter...
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Let's hope so. Lest its popularity spawns a boom in retrospectives on this most-ballyhooed, indulged and self-absorbed generation. Brokaw's special two-hour documentary first airs tonight. Puh-leeze! Even growing up, surrounded by them on every side, I found stories about the...
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1. 25th anniversary Weaverville Rotary Chinese New Year 6 p.m. no-host cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner Saturday at Weaverville Veteran's Memorial Hall. Celebration of "The Year of the Tiger" features a dinner banquet and tribute to the late James T. Auguston. Ticket price includes an authentic Chinese dinner, hors d'oeu
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The Washington Post reports that some its sources, having discovered the joy of unfiltered and anonymous online responses to stories, are clamming up. Sutherland said such comments were "why I was so hesitant in doing an interview" in the first...
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He’s the man who made the mold into which hordes of young rockers have poured themselves. For decades young men have come along to take up the flag the human riff created. He’s passionate, deeply loyal and proud to be what he is. If you were to start now and take a long stroll through the Rolling Stones [...]
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Montague-based band Kanybl Kaow was born in April 2004 when sisters Snow, Silvermoon, Rain and Whitefeather came home, freshly picked on by a boy at school, borrowed their dad’s band equipment and wrote the song “Darkside” about the experience. The first performance of “Darkside” in their garage drew a fairly larg
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For five years, Alfredo Jimenez has managed Redding’s popular 200-seat Casa Ramos Mexican Restaurant on Hilltop Drive and its staff of nearly 30.
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Not so long ago, the city of Anderson might have had a bit of an inferiority complex. What a difference a decade can make. The retail mega-complex comprising Wal-Mart, the outlet stores and Prime 11 Cinemas rivals Hilltop/Dana Drive in Redding. Anderson boasts perhaps the coolest hotel in the area — the award-winning eco-
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As Wednesday's editorial mentioned in passing, not everyone agrees about how best to manage the Bend -- a proposed recreation area north of Red Bluff. The Daily News reports on some of the local ranchers' worries. Worth a read....
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With its feet firmly on the ground after last year’s inaugural success, the Redding Rotary Club’s Sundial Film Festival is ready to open its arms and spread the cinematic word even further.
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It's too bad these students were more interested in making demands than making an appointment. So said David Reade, Assemblyman Jim Nielsen's chief of staff. He does have a way with words. What was he talking about? Read for yourself....
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Well we have several phtoography shoots this weekend in Los Angeles so we’ll be closed for a few days. It’s so fun to go photograph in unique places. We’ll post some images when we get back. Have a great weekend everyone!
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Tips for Passing Home Inspection   If you are thinking about selling your home, you may want to start thinking about home inspections.   As most inspections thoroughly check the home's infrastructure, foundation and roof, most of us real estate agents recommend that you look for probl
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According to records, today’s FDotD last sold in 2006 for $231K. You can get it for less now. Like, oh say, $92,100 less. Now that’s a discount. Try getting a deal like that on Toyota. “Mr Dealer, in view of the acceleration problems I’ve heard abou
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City Manager Kurt Starman's question at yesterday's talk by "Plunder" author Steve Greenhut: Starman: Your book was well written, cogent and informative, so I want to compliment you on the book. My purpose is...wearing my manager hat, one of the...
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Father Ignatius was certainly the product of his up-bringing.Raised in a poor family who had known real hardship; yet at the same time a family held together, despite all the turmoil that life threw at
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Craig Padilla and his music was featured recently at the Sonic Immersion webzine from the Netherlands authored by our friend Bert Strolenberg. Whenever I read interviews with musicians, I am reminded of the old saying “talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” For musicians, music is the form of
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Jonathan Bell of US Lending recently gave REALTORS a presentation about Energy Efficiency Home Loans (EEM). These loans allow a homebuyer to add funds on their home mortgage specifically to upgrade the home's thermal efficiency and energy usage. Jonathan has worked hard to become a local expert on the subject, and
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We live in this world, that we are all too often, told that we are to be perfect. Maybe not always directly, but if you are realistic, look at the influences that surround each one of us. The
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Patchy fog hanging around Redding should burn off today by 10 a.m.
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What: A Pink Floyd live concert and light show, featuring House of Floyd When: 7:30 p.m. March 6 Where: State Theatre 333 Oak St. Red Bluff Cost: $22 in advance, $25 at box office All open seating and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the Red Bluff concert can be…
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Mary Stegall, Redding City Councilwoman who’s served for nearly a decade, recently announced her plans to not seek re-election when her term ends this year. Stegall took time to answer a few questions just for anewscafe.com. Q: First, can you tell…
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OneWord isa writer's prompt I like to visit at least once a week, if just to nudge my creativity a bit. The prompt gives a word, and 60 seconds to write something.That word is "letters."The letters began to arrive three days past his funeral.Hand-written on thick, cr
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Anderson High School teacher Jeff Carr boiled it down to a simple resonating sentiment: “The cuts must stop!” Carr described the fiscal storm brewing in Sacramento that threatens to further damage public education across the state and certainly impact the landscape…
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A year ago, the Hornets weren't ready to claim a section title.The Enterprise High School girls basketball team served notice that won't be the case this year after beating Foothill 74-33 at home on Wednesday.
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Q: I have worked a physically demanding job all my life. I retired a few months ago and feel that my body is getting soft. I don't like it one bit. Do you have any suggestions on how I regain my strength? I think I would feel out of place at a gym with all those young, hard bodies working out. J.T. Anderson
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Today is Thursday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2010. There are 302 days left in the year.
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Prebid meeting is set for bridge work The California Department of Transportation will hold a mandatory prebid meeting for prime contractors interested in bidding on the Spanish Creek Bridge replacement project on Highway 70 in Plumas County.
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Sometimes I think I've gotten too cynical after so many years in Washington. Then I remember the House ethics committee.
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I write this after reading Marc Beauchamp's opinion bit in Saturday's paper labeled: "To sue or not to sue." As a pilot of 42 years, aviation attorney of 30 years, and past owner of several Cessna aircraft, naturally the story of Eric Marshall's crash caught my eye.
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Bless the teachers, hundreds of them, who turned out for the rally to oppose education budget cuts Wednesday afternoon in front of Redding City Hall.
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Kidnap attempt was case of mistaken ID ANDERSON - Police have ended an investigation into the possible attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old boy Monday.
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A Southern California assemblyman is trying to block the use of lead pellets by hunters going after upland game birds. Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara, is proposing a ban on lead shot in state wildlife areas. The ban would outlaw the use of lead pellets for people hunting pheasant, grouse and other birds.
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March is National Nutrition Month - and Shasta County Public Health in collaboration with Healthy Shasta and the Coalition for Activity and Nutrition want to put Shasta County residents in a healthy frame of mind.
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About 300 people gathered near the Redding Civic Center on Wednesday to rally against the proposed $5.9 million budget cuts to Shasta County schools.
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Some Enterprise Elementary School District teachers may not be coming back to work next school year. Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution that authorizes Superintendent Brian Winstead to send notices to some teachers informing them that they might be laid off, effective June 30.
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WASHINGTON - These days, it's cheaper to go to prison than to college.Your price for a year in the slammer? Free. California foots the bill, shelling out $49,000 a year per prisoner, close to $11 billion a year for all prisoners, said California State University Chancellor Charles Reed at a news conference here on Wednesday
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RED BLUFF - The city is expanding its efforts to soften the financial blow inflicted by the loss of Lake Red Bluff. The City Council this week unanimously backed the creation of an advisory group to explore potential projects focusing on green energy and river recreation. Comprising the panel will be one member each from ei
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Jackknifed trucks blocked four north state highways Wednesday morning as drivers struggled through a commute-clogging snowstorm.
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Redding's drastically shrinking revenue streams may force action sooner than later on the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Convention Center itself.
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Nearly all medical cannabis clubs operating in Redding comply with the city's new regulations, according to officials.Police Chief Peter Hansen has inspected all but one of the city's 20 clubs. The inspections are the first step in a permitting process intended to weed out profit-driven marijuana dealers from legitimate non
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Enterprise coach Mike Haworth was nervous before Wednesday's Northern Section Division III playoff game against Paradise.Anthony Williams and the rest of the Hornets quickly assuaged those fears.
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A rock slide described by the state Department of Transportation as "staggering" has closed Highway 96 in both directions near the Humboldt-Siskiyou county line.
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For the angler in your life, "An Entirely Synthetic Fish" sounds like a wonderful read. A review explores the difficulty of preserving "pure" species in an emphatically mixed-up world. He points to the dilemma posed by rainbow trout's ability to...
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The Enterprise boys and girls basketball team swept a playoff doubleheader Wednesday to advance to Friday's Northern Section Division III finals at Chico State.
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What: California Women Lead 9th Brown Bag Lunch When: March 5, 12 p.m. Where: Redding Library Community Room “B” California Women Lead’s guest for its 9th Brown Bag Lunch will be Connie Regnell. Connie is the Shasta County Auditor-Controller. She was elected in 2006 andR
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Ed White and Larry Fuqua met in summer 2008 while Ed was moving his company, EveryDay Fitness, to the Market Street Promenade. In December Larry, a member at Total Fitness, lamented that his gym was closing its doors. Ed and…
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Carnegies and HawkMan Studios invite you to the ArtHop After-pARTy Saturday, March 13 - 6 to 9 PM FEATURING Live Music by Allison & Victor     Alli
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Featured ArtHop artist and Shasta High School student Tracy Manuel talks about her work, her plans for the future and what it’s like to have an artist like my friend, Torri Pratt, as a teacher. Tracy
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What: Red Bluff Art Gallery First Friday Artists’ Reception - New Exhibits When: March 5, 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Red Bluff Art Gallery 601 Walnut, Red Bluff This Friday, March 5th, from 5-8 pm, there will be an Artists’ Reception and Exhibit Opening for four talented…
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Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of dining with supermatt41 and his partner Chris knows already what I mean, but Chris is a fabulous cook. Friday night Gary and I were invited over, along with our gre
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The drowned truck has been freed from the creek tonight by Lassen Canyon’s tractor crew.  With a grinding tug through gravel and spinning tractor wheels, the vehicle was pulled up on the bank this evening. It is obvious that this was not a stolen rig. Nothing had been stripped, nice wheels, tires, three-wheeler and a
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The Senate’s grand and noble tradition of suppressing all commercial, social, and cultural progress through the use of the filibuster is about to be ripped to shreds by savage democrats slashing the senate’s grand bod
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About 300 people gathered near the Redding Civic Center today to rally against a proposed $5.9 million budget cut to Shasta County schools.
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For the month of March, your local H&R Block offices in Anderson, Burney, Red Bluff and Redding will be offering North State residents the opportunity to have their current year return as well as prior year returns for 2008, 2007 and 2006 reviewed for free by a certified tax professional.
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Two Redding men and two Redding woman were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of maintaining a home where illicit drugs were sold.
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This morning I received a call from a neighbor that a truck had been swept away in our rain-swollen creek. We have been trying to prevent trespassing and keep dirtbikers off our properties and road, so I’ve been elected to be the neighborhood photographer and make a record of everyone caught trespassing, for the law […]
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Two men — one from Southern California and the other from Oregon — were arrested on drug and weapons charges Tuesday night following a traffic stop on Twin View Boulevard in Redding, officials with the California Highway Patrol said today.
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In a very crowded room full of mostly business, government and Tea Party types seeing the talk by conservative pundit Steve Greenhut this morning, local union leaders Steve Allen and Chris Darker sat quietly in the back -- too quietly...
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A starting job as a Redding police officer could be worth more than $100,000 a year. How so? Read on. As public agencies continue to wrestle with declining budgets, the scrutiny of their employees' pension programs rises. Which begs the question -- what are those retirements actually worth? What would somebody in
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This is just between us. I’ve got the password to write a Redding Grocery Outlet (GO) Picks, and I’m going in. When Doni writes GO Picks, they’re always so smart, so practical. I’m thinking it needs some testosterone – you know, a junk-food, bad-diet, I-can’t-believe
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When pioneer Simeon Southern added a 2-story addition to his log cabin/trading post/stage station near Hazel Creek in the Sacramento River Canyon and made it into a hotel in 1882, it began attracting the attention of the rich and famous...
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RED BLUFF — A 22-year-old Red Bluff man who is suspected of trying to rob last month a 39-year-old woman outside a Bank of America was arrested Tuesday by police, it was announced today.
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As I walk through the streets of downtown, I find myself enveloped in the sweet scent of early spring. This is a special time of year. It’s that time when the gray clouds of winter give way to blue skies,…
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According to a recent AP article, the City of Orange in Southern California is pursuing legal action against a city resident for replacing his lawn with drought-tolerant plants. City code requires 40% of the yard be covered with live plants. Quan Ha replaced his grass with wood chips in 2008. He and his wife conte
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Redding’s drastically shrinking revenue streams may force action sooner than later on the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Convention Center itself.
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This a striking image, but the message seems to me to be 180 degrees off. Yeah, we can't stop earthquakes, and the big ones will be deadly. But Chile is a prosperous nation with, I've read, tough building standards much...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Maybe this is just a coincidence. Maybe Ron Seeling retired (he's been in the job since 1994, according to his online bio), or got a more lucrative offer in the private sector. Still, last summer Seeling, then CalPERS' chief actuary,...
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Steve Greenhut, author of a book that harshly criticizes the pay and benefit packages given to public employees in California, this morning told a morning gathering at the Shasta Builders Exchange that as a government worker, "if you just stay on the job through the rest of your career, you'll have a millionaire's pensio
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The driver of a Dodge truck suffered minor injuries this morning when his truck went off Interstate 5 in Anderson, down an embankment and into a tree.
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Or say they do, as the OC Register notes in an editorial about Jerry Brown's official announcement that he's running for governor. Jerry Brown's experience as mayor of Oakland - a position in which people can see readily whether potholes...
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Somebody's always working a scam. The latest? "Renting" out vacant homes ("Ignore that For Sale sign!) to unwitting marks, then vanishing with the deposit. Read the warning -- and the advice if you spot one in progress....
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Methinks the city manager has grown impatient with the pace of committee work. From the staff report for tomorrow's special meeting of the Community Services Advisory Committee: The City Council also asked the Commission to submit its findings and recommendations...
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At first glance, Starbucks' decision to close its Discovery Village location is a head-scratcher. By all accounts, the store was doing a healthy business in one of the most popular shopping centers in Redding. Starbucks is arguably Discovery Village's headlining act. It has been there since early 2000 and is one
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After checking to see if anyone was inside this morning, rescue divers decided to leave a submerged vehicle in Stillwater Creek east of Redding.
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Highway 89 has been reopened after a jack-knifed big rig earlier blocked southbound traffic six miles north of Lake Britton. The highway was cleared around 11:30 a.m.
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This is a small book, a quick read, that truly has inspired words within it. It has given me a greater understanding of What the Eucharist is, it is much more than I ever realized. It will chan
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The review of a psychologist's report to determine whether a Shasta County man accused of harassing and stalking his neighbors is mentally competent to stand trial was continued today until Thursday.
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Don’t tap on your screen, that’s the whole photo. Here’s a home on a big lot very near Redding. It’s also very near the railroad tracks, but if you can get past that, it has much to offer for the price. We recall it as a Short Sale recently, but that must n
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A Redding pair who claimed they shot and killed a Sacramento man in self-defense in January were back in Shasta County Superior Court this morning, but their preliminary hearing that was scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed.
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One viral video leads to another, apparently. In case you haven’t seen it. I’m old enough to remember cartoons by Rube Goldberg. He drew illustrations of kinetic stuff like this, except you the reader had to use your imagination as to how it would all actually play out. This commercial video makes no reference
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This House Rental scam has been happening for more than a year, but has really become problematic recently. Some scammer a**hole finds a vacant house for sale, and then advertises it on Craigslist as "For Rent" with some verbage telling the renter to ignore the "For Sale" signs out front. They explain they are trying to
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... wait till a chastened CalPERS lowers its sights on the investment returns it think it can realistically expect. The Bee reports on the discussion. Currently, CalPERS projects a 7.75 percent annual return on its massive portfolio. But in...
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Rain is expected to douse Redding this morning as a winter storm rolls over.
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I've heard union officials and rank and file public safety employees say that during online and in-person discussions of public pension costs. In fact, I remember one firefighter declaring that his colleagues tended to die five years after retirement. Not...
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Up way too early to day. I’ll be dragging later and I have tons of errands to attend but I need my quiet time. You’d think getting up at 5:30 a.m. would do the trick but not so that last two mornings. There were responsibilities to attend to the minute I opened my eyes. This morning 4:15 [...]
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I was invited to break bread Tuesday evening with four honchos from the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce and the conversation turned inevitably to the local economy. The consensus around the table, alas, was that we'll probably have to wait...
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.How many of you have really sat down and thought about what your goals are in life?If you don't have a specific goal, how do you know what direction you are going?Are you progressing toward your goals, or ar
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You think nothing lasts anymore? If you’re talking about electric appliances, I agree. But some things seem to keep ticking. For example, the NorCal John Frank Memorial footrace celebrates its 40th anniversary on Saturday, March 6, at Lake Redding Park. All…
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are amaze, frail and sacred. Somewhere, there's a better story in this than what came out.Street ProphetFor all his craziness, he didn’t direct his gestured outbursts at those who passed on the street, but into
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REDDING - Enough is enough. So says the Shasta County Education Coalition, a grassroots collection of educators, administrators and elected officials fighting to stop state budget cuts to education here. Shasta County schools have seen $36.5 million in funding cuts since 2008…
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What would be the first line of your autobiography?
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Dear Lynne: Is there a shortcut to chicken soup, good chicken soup? Do you ever use canned chicken broth? If so, which brand you like? Is this sacrilege? — Eli in Denver Dear Eli: Answer to your first question is yes. And that ties into your second, the answer being, in a pinch. As to brands, two years ago I ta
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This week, I'll answer two e-mails from readers with stockpiling issues.
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Whether it's a planned dinner gathering circled prominently on your wall calendar or a last-minute phone call from a spouse announcing, "Company's coming for dinner," everyone needs that one dish they can count on - something that's sure to be edible and delicious.
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Today is Wednesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2010. There are 303 days left in the year.
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Fair aims to help small businesses The Small Business Development Center at Shasta College and College of the Siskiyou; will host the The Small Business Fair - Workshop & Resource Expo on Tuesday.
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Most discussions of health care are like something out of Alice in Wonderland.
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For half a decade, conservative Rep. Wally Herger and liberal Sen. Barbara Boxer have been haggling - along with Shasta and Tehama counties, tourism promoters, property developers, environmentalists and neighboring landowners - over just how to manage the Sacramento River Bend, an 18,000-acre patch of public land north of R
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Can I get a list of Tea Party cuts? To all the Tea Partiers out there,All I ever hear from you are complaints about the direction this country is going. You complain about this and you complain about that - especially about losing your freedoms and paying too much in taxes.
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ANDERSON - A 10-year-old boy told Anderson police on Monday that a driver with two Pomeranian-type dogs on his lap tried to get him into his car while he was walking home from school.
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Deputy county counsel is tapped for top postShasta County supervisors Tuesday said they will appoint Rubin Cruse Jr. as the county's top lawyer.
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Shasta County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday morning to spend $458,000 in Homeland Security grants on two drills, two robots and other equipment for county agencies.
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RED BLUFF - Eight felony counts of money laundering were added Tuesday in the case against Red Bluff entrepreneur Joseph Froome, delaying his preliminary hearing on marijuana charges, Tehama County Deputy District Attorney Matt Rogers said.
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For close to a year, since the Redding City Council first discussed changing the way city clerk's are chosen, Gary Cadd -- once and future City Council candidate himself -- has been agitating against changing the status quo. Tonight's vote...
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I do not buy Charles Bowden's apocalyptic attitude in this High Country News article, though of course I might feel differently if I still lived closer to Mexico. That said, he has a heck of a way with words. A...
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Redding voters will go on electing their city clerk, much as they have for more than a century.
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Castle Rock Elementary School celebrates "Read Across America Day" in style. Visits from local authors, books swap, face painting, and even green eggs and ham highlight today's events. It is also the starting point for one local author with a heart for education. She is traveling from coast to coast to connect America and e
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This weekend I got the chance to watch Battleground. A nominee for best picture, among other awards, in 1950, Battleground lacks the blood, guts and explosions of modern war films, but it is big on heart. It is one of those war films that ce
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Shasta County education and teachers union officials plan a “Fight for Education” rally Wednesday near the Redding Civic Center.
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Curious what they might have to say about the fuss raised over potential monuments, I rang up the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center in Ashland, who are the primary folks promoting the idea of a Siskiyou Crest National Monument. The campaign manager,...
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Police are searching today for two suspects accused of assaulting a 27-year-old Redding woman.
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So says Joe Matthews about the two Republican candidates for governor, who are both spending millions trying to persuade the voters of their conservative bona-fides. Right now, Meg Whitman is spending millions to convince Republican primary voters that she's the...
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RED BLUFF — Eight felony counts of money laundering were added today in the case against Red Bluff entrepreneur Joseph Froome, delaying his preliminary hearing on marijuana charges, Tehama County Deputy District Attorney Matt Rogers said.
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A Tehama County woman suspected of embezzling about $7,000 to $10,000 from her employer has been sentenced to more than one year in prison, prosecutors with the Tehama County District Attorney’s Office announced today.
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The Sara Evans concert scheduled for Wednesday night at the Redding Convention center has been canceled.
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ANDERSON — A 10-year-old boy told Anderson police on Monday that a driver with two Pomeranian-type dogs on his lap tried to get him into his car while he was walking home from school.
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A journalistic colleague e-mails: Went to Jack's with friends on Saturday night to celebrate my husband's birthday, and we were delighted to hear that there was a 1.5-hour wait... the past few times we've visited, we've been seated before we...
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Ronald Reagan "signed" the diploma I got from the University of California in December 1974. A few months later Jerry Brown began his eight-year turn as California's chief executive. How long ago was that? Let's see...gasoline averaged 44 cents a...
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Emergency crews were responding this afternoon to a reported traffic accident on Market Street near Eureka Way.
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Say this for Jerry Brown. He's been through a brutal cash crunch in Sacramento. Here's a link to then Gov. Brown's speech following passage of the tectonic shift known as Proposition 13, more than 30 years ago now....
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Who knew? Shasta County's own Mauro Oliveira was outside the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting the other week down in San Diego, ScienceNow reports. Why? SAN DIEGO--I wasn't the only one underwhelmed by the...
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Both Taylor and Keswick were major smelter communities at the same time for the Iron Mountain Mine. Taylor was located on the south side of Keswick. Taylor began to grow in 1895 shortly after the ground was broken for the...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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I was told once that the purpose of art is to remind us that we are human. (I know too many who have forgotten that fact.) Art comes in many forms: writing, music, dance, painting, fashi
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A Redding man said he was thankful for "airbags and seat belts" this morning, saying they allowed him to walk away from a freeway wreck.
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Do we forget that we are to be stewards of our own bodies as well. God gave us this body to be an instrument, an instrument used for His greater glory. If we trash our bodies, what is that saying about our respect for God's gift.If we neglect our bodies, what is that saying about our thoughts
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I was a college student in the desert city of Albuquerque, N.M., when I first read a news article about a homeowner who'd yanked out the lawn to save water (did I mention this was the desert?) and, for her...
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The Shasta County supervisors voted this morning to spend $458,000 in Homeland Security grants on drills and equipment for county agencies.
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I just wanted to post a photo of the plaque I received for Special Recognition by the Shasta Association of REALTORS for "outstanding performance, participation, and professional support," in 2009. I was presented the award at a banquet I unfortunately couldn't attend(!) but the plaque is very nice. Last year I was Commu
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Last weekend was 1/2 price entry for Redding residents. I took a few shots of the Arboretum. There were a lot of folks out enjoying the sunny day. Still early Spring, so not much in bloom there. Coming soon though, so don’t miss it. It’s Really Redding.
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Not that Shasta College's former prez needs the work. From the City Times: San Jose City College hired former Ohlone College president Doug Treadway as the interim president Feb. 16. He will fill in, while the school seeks replacement for...
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Today’s FDotD seemed farther out of town when it listed and sold in 2001 for $127K. The town grew larger over the decade, but the price of this home, not so much. Was it a lost decade, or is this simply the buy of a decade? You decide. According to records this home was b
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A series of winter storms should roll over the north state this week, with the first hitting today.
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It’s Tuesday, time for a NaiSaiKu Challenge. It’s poetry, wit ha fun twist.horizon glows orange,another sunrise beckons us,fresh ideas, new thoughts bustle,IT’S DAWN ON A NEW DAYfresh ideas, new thoughts bustle,another sunrise beckon
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Igo Store owner Tom Schlenker has been at the center of the Igo community for many years. His one-stop shop IS the middle of town, and he personally is right there for every fundraiser and good cause. N
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As many of you already know, I often speak of us Christians needing to take the harder road, picking up our crosses, and enduring trial after trial until we receive our heavenly reward..This is true
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Last fall, “Backstage Pass” with behind-the-scenes video by Tom Ramont gave readers an inside look at The Dance Project’s “Cascade Christmas,” from auditions to performance. &
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What is your favorite band? Favorite song by that band?
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To be honest, as I like to be whenever I can, I've never cared much about my birthday. Growing up, birthdays were the days other kids had parties and got presents. I felt lucky to get a cake from my mother (chocolate with custard filling), $5 from my daddy and a lick in the face from my dog.
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SWITCH SHOWS SENSE: Hats off to Redding City Councilman Rick Bosetti. If you only have money to get your kid breakfast, you don't buy an ice cream cone. A $25,000 special election is not needed as much as a police officer or firefighter.
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Here's the deal with freight trains: Even a slow-moving one will really ruin your Friday night if you're stuck in its path. And jumping in front of one to save someone else is putting your own skin at serious risk. When a driver stuck on the tracks needs to be not just invited or coaxed but physically pulled from her vehicl
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Every poll shows there are few things California's burgeoning Latino community wants more from government this year than immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for persons now in this country illegally, also known as amnesty.
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Leave us some dirt Bill Carlson's letter to the editor Thursday hit several nails on the head. We could walk on city streets if we wished to walk on pavement.
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Vehicle strikes and kills mountain lion FALL RIVER MILLS - A mountain lion was killed by a car Monday night on Glenburn Road north of Highway 299, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.
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Showcase a home to benefit refuge HomeHop - formerly the Cottage Tour - is looking for homes that sport that do-it-yourself flair.
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A state grant-giving agency aimed at improving the environment and economics of the Sierra Nevada is set to hold a board meeting this week in Anderson.
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1910: A young man hired a rig from a local liveryman to go for a drive. Later, the horse came running back into town, but the driver was missing. The driver later appeared in a demented condition. It could not be ascertained whether the man had met with an accident or had suddenly become insane while on the road.
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Lillian Hendrix, a member of one of the north state's pioneer families, ended life where she began - in Oak Run. But during her 96 years, she lived in Alaska, decorated a cake for a president and raised race horses.
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Carli Lewis chose the right day to visit the Shasta County Department of Social Services. The 25-year-old unemployed Redding resident was turning in some paperwork with her 1-year-old son on Monday when she was told about a possible job opportunity through the county's Family Assistance through Contracted Employment Service
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It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. The Boondocker Ball - a 1940s-style USO dinner and dance to raise funds for a proposed Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center - will have plenty of that doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah.
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After months of repeated repairs, the Rancho Road sewer line is functional and tied to the city system, according to Redding officials.
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SACRAMENTO - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger threatened last week to veto a bill that would reduce a corporate tax break, calling it a tax increase. He says requiring Amazon.com to collect tax dollars already owed is a new tax burden.
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Wes Matthews and Andy Freeman fondly recall leaving campus to grab a lunchtime burrito at Senor Rosas. So when the Shasta High School graduates learned the longtime Mexican eatery near the Wolves' campus had closed, they felt compelled to buy the business and revive it.
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Enterprise's Brian Tofflemire and Shasta's Samantha Schmidbauer head into next week's California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation as top seeds in the boys and girls skiing slalom and GS disciplines.
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The Foothill High School baseball team opened up with a 10-2 win Monday over Foothill.The Cougars' Andrew Millner, Brandon Erickson and Eric Vidal combined for a no-hit, 15 strikeout performance. Erickson gave up two unearned runs in the fifth.
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Walk into a certain downtown Redding warehouse on a Wednesday evening and you'll see a 30-by-40-foot layout - a model city with four to six trains running throughout it - and six or eight sets of legs sticking out from underneath.
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Jim Parks, the former Shasta College men's basketball coach who led the Knights to the 1981-1982 Division II state title, is slated to be inducted into the California Community College Basketball Coaches' Association Hall of Fame.
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Xylitol: A sugar that’s good for your teeth! No, that title’s not a typo. Researchers have found a sweetener (Xylitol) that is actually good for your teeth. This is by far the best news to come out of the profession of…
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"Hot Air Quarterly," that is. March seems late for the winter issue to be coming out, but the Exalted Ink Monkeys run on their own schedule....
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A couple of people asked about the homemade mayonnaise I make. Here is the recipe, slightly tweaked from an old Sunset Magazine cookbook. You can adjust the flavorings to taste (I usually add some Tabasco and freshly ground pepper). For some reason the food processor is much less reliable than the blender in mak
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Say this for Michael Savage - unlike Rush or Hannity you never know what you're going to get when you dial in (3 p.m. weekdays on KCNR1460). Today, for instance, out of the blue, he played this wonderful clip...
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Violet Klaseen - mother, wife, grandmother, friend, teacher, Francophile, traveler and community activist - died suddenly Thursday morning., Feb. 25. She was 88. Violet Grace Hardies was born Sept. 12, 1921,
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The enthusiasm that kindergartners and first-graders have for a Dr. Seuss reading could, if bottled and sold in your local pharmacy, treat much of what ails America. And the enthusiasm of Juniper's Vanita Ulch, who looks as good in a...
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These shots were taken recently of participants in the California-Nevada Interscholastic Ski & Snowboard Federation at the Mt. Shasta Board and Ski Park Feb 8, 2010 Song: Inquiring Minds by
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The bill I flagged the other day, which would bar new national monuments in California ( a detail that had eluded me) without Congress' consent, is in fact part of a string of measures being introduced by Republican members of...
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I keep hearing that California's employers are hie-ing out for friendlier desert climes. One forecaster sees a different picture. From the Bee: The recession in hard-hit California isn't over yet, but 2010 labor market projections released last week forecast modest...
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Loans from city-owned utilities to the general fund are quite the topic of discussion lately. The controversy doesn't seem to bother anyone in the city of Shasta Lake, though. Here's a tidbit from the city's mid-year budget review. Staff recommends...
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It was the fourth powerhouse built by Northern California Power Company. Over 2000 men were employed on its construction which began in 1910; it was completed in 1911. It was built of native stone and was 116 ft. 6 inches...
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The environmental reviews for Salt Creek Heights -- a subdivision that would occupy the westernmost vacant land on Highway 299 before hitting the Redding city limits -- seem to be taking so long, the real estate market might well recover...
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I marvel at the many hometowns Jim Nielsen is reported to have. From the Monterey Herald: -- Felony burglary is currently defined as entering a building or vehicle with intent to resist, delay, or obstruct police, allowing fleeing criminals to...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Shasta County's assistant district attorney, Bob Maloney, has decided the DA's office is a mess. He's heard from enough fed-up local law-enforcement officials. He's decided it's time for a change and he's the man to bring it. The trick? He's...
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In case you haven’t see this viral video. It made my morning. Not ReallyRedding, although it would be fun.
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Loved A Single Man. Tom Ford’s film made me feel like I had eaten an exotic psychedelic mushroom. Wonderful, beautifully bittersweet. I left the theater feeling deeply moved and psychically altered. Tom Ford gave me a truly cinematic experience. Colin Firth was dreamy. The best films, are like dreaming while awake. So
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A woman was taken to the hospital with neck pain following a three-vehicle wreck this morning in downtown Redding.
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The popular q97 radio hosts took over the Cascade Saturday night for a 90-minute variety show to celebrate the milestone. The proceeds went to Make-A-Wish and the Cascade Theatre Fund. Good guys....
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Today’s FDotD is directly adjacent to the upscale Placer Pines subdivision. We are told it was nicely remodeled, including granite slab counters, hardwood, and tile flooring, but that the appliances didn’t make it intact through he foreclosure process. We still w
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A series of three storms is set to hit the north state this week, starting late tonight.
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Wine tasting is not a spectator sport - a full participation of all team members is essential for success and fun. This column is in honor of the recent Winter Games in Vancouver, which seemed good timing to toast this…
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Photo from BestChoiceHome.net As home remodeling specialists, we receive many phone calls from people who are in need of a kitchen remodel, but are on a limited budget.  A comm
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Redding Police Officer Kip Kinneavy’s partner, Vermut, was one of the first members of the police department to enter the U.S. Bank in Burney during the Dec. 15 three-hour robbery standoff. Vermut, a police canine, was lifted i
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Although still in his 20s, trumpeter Paul Senn has already made his mark in the jazz world, both with his horn and as a vocalist. He was raised in Redding and left for college in the Sacramento area. While attending American…
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What is your favorite candy bar? (Click here to answer.)
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Writers from The Washington Post to Fox News describe a declining respect for governmental institutions. Much of this can be explained by the economic stresses many people face today.
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After a rough start on the road, the Knights looked right at home playing on their own field.The Shasta College softball team finally got its offense going, sweeping Santa Rosa 8-0 and 4-1 in Sunday's doubleheader.
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The Shasta College men's basketball team lost 75-60 to No. 1 Ohlone on Saturday.The 16th-seeded Knights played the Renegades tough in the first half, but couldn't keep pace with the top-seeded team in a junior college Northern California playoff game.
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THE CROSBY SHOW: Sidney Crosby's overtime goal gave Canada the gold medal in hockey, beating the United States 3-2 - its second men's championship in the last three Olympics. The U.S. had tied it when Zach Parise scored with 24.4 seconds left in regulation.
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Simpson offering classes for seniors Simpson University is launching a new series of courses aimed at north state seniors.
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Improvements to the trail up Lassen Peak will start this spring, and are expected to take five summers to complete. "The time frame to work up there is just so limited," said Darlene Koontz, superintendent at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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The Redding City Council on Tuesday will likely reverse a decision to ask voters in June whether the city clerk should be appointed.
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If Fiona Garcia had been caught playing outside in Friday's rain, she probably would have been in trouble.What a difference a couple of days make.
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1910: A splendid program was presented by schoolchildren from Coram on Saturday night. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the efforts of the performers. The idea of the entertainment and its successful completion were due to the painstaking attention of Mrs. Bertie Thatcher, the principal, who figured it would be a neat way to
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Always report suspected abuse The Cottonwood Christmas boy was destined to die but for the anonymous concerned citizen and the sheriff's deputy who did his job in exemplary fashion.
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Critics say that the California Legislature has far more pressing business than such frivolities as "Cuss Free Week," which begins today. Nonsense.
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MONEY TALKS: His staff wrote the letters requesting stimulus money for Shasta Crystals in Anderson. His hands are clean. Herger can still claim that he was against the stimulus plan before he was against it.
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Young authors and illustrators are encouraged to take pen in hand and let their imaginations soar by taking part in the PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest. Formerly known as the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, the fun-filled competition is…
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What's your favorite sandwich? Do you make it yourself or go somewhere special to buy it? What's in it?! View 1592 Answers Although a sandwich someone else makes for you always taste
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Newlyweds Esther Crance and Art Messina. It must have been a divinely inspired connection because Riverside’s Esther Crance only posted her profile information fo
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On the story today about Sheriff Bosenko wanting to use Homeland Security grant $$$ to buy two tiny remote-controlled robots: 420PoolGuy writes: I keep coming back because this cracks me up. Tommy Gun Bosenko want 2, yes 2 robots to...
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Ask Janis Logan, co-owner of the Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant across from the Cascade Theatre. Her Tuesday evening business is down "70 percent" since the hit TV talent show returned to the air. "I didn't believe it at first....
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If you can't make it to the Redding Chamber's coffee klatch with "Plunder!" author Steven Greenhut Wednesday morning at the Builders' Exchange, you can watch him on C-Span here or hear him at 8 a.m. Monday on KCNR1460 (Carl and...
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I was at Trader Joe's this afternoon and ran into DF, who was my supervisor years ago when I worked at The Building From Hell. "How is it where you are?" she asked. I gave my standard answer: "They could give me a $10-an-hour raise and I wouldn't go back to Cascade [the old workplace]. The worst day at my job is still fifty
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Here are charts comparing sales activity among the top local brokerages for 2009. Coldwell Banker C&C Properties is far and away the most active and successful brokerage in the area. Please remember this important fact when trying to make a choice about which REALTOR to utilize. We are successful for good reason.
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People who root on acts of terrorism and call for violent uprising against their own democratically elected government -- as a commenter does right here on Redding.com this morning -- have forfeited any right to be treated politely, but I'm...
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I feel so very blessed that I have a life where I get to see and be around my kids everyday. Some of that is due to our decision to Homeschool, but mostly because we want to be a constant influence i
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Listed as a 6 bedroom 3 bath home, we wandered around, and lost count. This is the big house you’ve seen just west of the pyramid shaped First Presbytarian church at the top of the hill going west on Placer Street. It
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They sure did! The following items are from the Shasta Courier newspaper in 1862: March 15, 1862: The steamboat Rainbow is making two trips a week above Red Bluff to Readings Ranch, a distance of 50 miles. This has been...
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I'm told another pedestrian was hit recently in the same Court Street crosswalk that claimed the life of a county employee last year. In the latest case, the woman was hit by a driver apparently distracted by waving to a...
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According to the SacBee a good number of state workers are ignoring the rules and turning unused vacation into handsome career-ending paychecks. Excerpt: Beyond the state employees who have exceeded their allowed limits, the state has seen hundreds of state...
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I have finally finished my Joey doll. The first Soft Boy. Thanks, Robyn Hitchcock and dear Moises. I will have a hard time parting with him. He is so sweet and cute and cuddly and he has great hair. I left off Joey’s glasses because  after his trip to heaven he’s all brand new and can see [...]
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The prompt over at Sunday Scribblings is ‘big dreams.”Unscripted“Quiet on set, we’re live in five, four, three, two, one…”The sensors? No I don’t feel ‘em. They’re wrapped in a little foam stickie and that stickie attaches to the
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Editor's note: Today, the Record Searchlight introduces a new column by Shingletown resident Nathan Zeliff, an authorized instructor for concealed weapon permit courses in Shasta County. His column on gun safety and issues will run every other week in the Outdoors section.
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A number of new state fishing regulations take effect on Monday that includes a year-round closure of sturgeon fishing on the Sacramento River from the Keswick Dam to the Highway 162 bridge near Butte City.
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Q: I would like to keep a longtime neighborhood friend out of trouble.
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President Barack Obama wants to end the "don't ask, don't tell" policy within the armed forces. What would replace it? Do ask, do tell? When I was in the military, I don't remember having a conversation about the sex lives of my fellow servicemen. I didn't care about their bedroom behavior and they apparently didn't care ab
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Richard and Janet Gilmore of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 20 at their daughter's home.
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An April 25 wedding at the Family Celebration Center in Redding is planned by Starla Collette and Rodger Crowell, both of Redding.
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June 26 wedding is planned by Rachel Hays and Devin LaHorgue, both of Redding.
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On Nov. 21, Kim Randel of Sykesville, Md., and Roger Garrett of Redding were married in a beach ceremony in Boca Raton, Fla.
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All across this huge country, millions of Canadians are hoping their Olympic team has saved the best for last. Canada's men's hockey team can avenge an earlier loss to the United States and win the gold medal today.
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GOLDEN CANADA: With victories by its men's curling team, its men's pursuit speedskating team and slalom snowboarder Jasey-Jay Anderson, Canada assured itself of winning the most gold medals at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and set a record for most golds by the host of a Winter Games. With 13 gold medals, Canada has tied the
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The Shasta College men's basketball team lost 75-60 to No.1 Ohlone on Saturday
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Marcus Zachary and Travis Gallegos share the title of 2010 Northern Section wrestling champions. Their final matches to secure section crowns Saturday at the Redding Convention Center couldn't have been more different.
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Sometimes lost among the slew of playoff basketball games at this time of the year is the Northern Section Masters wrestling tournament.
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You never get a second chance to make a first impression.It's as old as the hills - and true.But you always have a chance to make a lasting impression.
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The Redding Tigers beat the Weaverville Lumberjacks 10-5 at the 2010 Haiti Earthquake Victims baseball tournament at Big League Dreams.
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Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) has sued Upper Deck (UD) for trademark infringement and for $2.4 million it supposedly owes MLBP. Upper Deck has responded. According to a Michael O'Keefe article posted on www.NewYorKDailyNews.com, UD claimed that using game-action photos is "fair use," claiming those shots
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Information technology continues to provide layers of connectivity that are strengthened and widened not by day but increasingly by the minute.
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SunRidge Farms sells natural snacks Santa Cruz is known for its beaches, amusement park and the University of California at Santa Cruz. And it's adjacent to Watsonville, one of the produce capitals of the world.
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The chair of the Shasta County Supervisors each year appoints other supervisors to sit on a number of boards.
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On a soggy February morning when Shasta County offices were closed in observance of Lincoln's Birthday, two men came to work anyway to perform a job they say is never done.
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Q: What can investors do to be more socially responsible? Mutual funds options Have you heard about socially responsible mutual funds? These funds typically screen out industries involved with products or services that may be controversial.
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Five years ago, it was a stop on the Redding Showcase of Homes - a parade of luxury in the gated Stanford Hills subdivision.
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Shasta High team wins Science Bowl Team One from Shasta High School came out on top at Saturday's Redding Regional Science Bowl.
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Walmart suits have high prices As we have all read in the papers, three Red Bluff area residents - Wilkie Talbert, Clarice Meyer, Mary Anker and their "association" - have sued the city for a third time to stop, or at least delay, construction of the Walmart Supercenter. As reported, these "residents," one of whom does not
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I read with interest Sunday's articles about fundraising and the tenor of the upcoming race between myself and Doug LaMalfa for your Senate seat.
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Google, the Internet search giant, wants to roll out an experimental fiber-optic network that would give the community where it's built faster Internet service than most users can imagine - 1 gigabit per second, about a thousand times faster than standard home DSL service in Redding.
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Just who do those people at Gallup think they are, anyway?According to the famous polling company, Shasta County is a terrible place to live and people aren't happy here.
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The Shasta and Enterprise high school music departments are coming together this year to raise money to benefit their programs.
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Shasta County supervisors will vote Tuesday on how to spend $458,982 in federal grant money to improve struggling general fund departments.
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Problems, problems, problems.They were everywhere Saturday at Mountain View Middle School in Redding.But so were about 300 bright, energetic, creative and determined problem solvers.
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TUESDAY Anderson City Council: 7 p.m., Anderson City Hall, 1887 Howard St., 378-6646. Red Bluff City Council: 7 p.m., City Hall, 555 Washington St., 527-2605.
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COTTONWOOD Friday Receipts: 703; Feb. 19: 1,274.Compared with previous sale: Slaughter cows and bulls steady to $1 lower. Market mostly steady and good. Very few yearlings. Off lots and singles $7-$10 lower than top offerings.
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1910: Horticultural Commissioner G.A. Lamiman was in town inspecting fruit trees. He said more than 4,000 fruit trees, mostly peach and apple, and more than 200 ornamental trees had been shipped into Shasta County since the first of January.
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The Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, culminate this weekend, but those games held just as much excitement as Saturday's gathering of Special Olympians at Shasta High School in Redding.
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Mercy Medical Center, Redding Births Jan. 1: Todd and Christine Coy of Cottonwood, a girl. Jan. 1: Donald and Laura Lauf of Redding, a boy.
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Q: Thank you for bringing light to the ever-increasing costs of living and doing business in this state. Your next topic should be highlighting some of the ways that the state could reduce their costs, i.e. Caltrans. And what about the California Highway Patrol and its personal air force? How can you or anyone in the state
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State transportation crews are at a mudslide on Highway 299 in Trinity County, but drivers are able to get around the hazard, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher said tonight.
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Team One from Shasta High School came out on top at today's Redding Regional Science Bowl.
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The Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C., culminate this weekend, but those games held just as much excitement as today’s gathering of Special Olympians at Shasta High School in Redding.
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Some 300 students put their brains to work today at the 11th annual Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament in Redding.
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I’m so tired of hearing: ”Muslims caused 911 and barack is one of them blah blah blah” I’m not being political here, nor am I defending Obama in any political sense, I am however against narrow mindedness whom ever the target may be. Islam did not attack us, a fanatical sect of deranged indiv
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Jesus is all Truth, therefore anything that proceeds from his mouth must be held as complete, lacking nothing. Therefore any gaps in understanding that may seem as contradictions we must except as lack of understanding on our part. Not Gods. So both are true. There is the reality of a very real hell looming over [...]
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Go down to the seashore to have a look. Terrifying footage from Hilo on the Big Island from 50 years ago....
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iPhone pics… This weekend I’m speaking 4 times at Pocono Community Church in Pocono, Pennsylvania.  The weekend started out this morning with a Porn and Pancakes event, but before hand I looked out from my hotel room to the following scene: The next three services are tomorrow morning, so with most of today rem
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You periodically hear about how far advanced some European countries -- Germany and Denmark, in particular -- are in the field of renewable power, compared with the United States. Wind and solar, in particular, are far more common there than...
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Example after example can be found nationwide of discounted prices for high-end real estate. Nicholas Cage recently reduced the asking price for his 11,817 square foot English Tudor in ritzy Bel Air from $35 million to $17.5 million. A 21,897 square foot mansion in Greenwich, Conn. with 14 bedrooms, 13.5 bathrooms on 40
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Commenter "McGoran" bravely enters the fray on today's story about the furlough lawsuit and sticks up for the much-maligned state worker. Along the way, he makes one very good point: Yes government is bloated & redundant. That is the nature...
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Clergy giving testimonials on how the Apostolate for Family Consecration has touched their lives at a Catholic Familyland Event.I was shocked to see that they included a clip of me in this video..... They (The Apostolate) truly brings out the best in all of us.For more i
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Maria Louise Madeline Coin was the feisty wife of Douglas Cone and lived on the long-established Cone Ranch in Red Bluff. It was said she rode around the ranch on her donkey. She married Douglas in 1889, and when he...
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The Center for Biological Diversity, an exceptionally litigious environmental group based (if I'm not mistaken) in Arizona, is one of the more prominent private players pushing for stricter enforcement of the Endangered Species Act. Of particular note to north state...
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A Fiction in 58TrickShe appeases his senses with elaborate makeup and revealing clothing. She never says much during these sessions, maybe some slight cooing or a breathless “how’s that” when she sees his mind begin to wander.It’s a hard life on the streets, but she considers the alternatives
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It's never easy to tell a client that their home just doesn't seem appealing or that it's too clutter, busy and distracting. I have great dvd videos that I leave behind when doing listing presentations to give to my clients and occassionally send them links like the video below so they get the idea. For those of you cont
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The Wildflower Wand and the February Fake-Out: My gardening friend John Whittlesey, of Canyon Creek Nursery outside of Oroville, is working on a landscape design job in the Stonyford area. He wrote to me in mid-February desc
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I am so very, very stoked! Prime 11 has come through again this year to allow me to see the film I have most been looking forward to this Academy Award season — A Single Man. I delighted in the Fresh Air interviews with first, director, Tom Ford and then lead actor, Colin Firth. Both so [...]
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Today’s FDotD is not far east of Redding, in a nice location on a good sized chunk of land, in what might better be described as Bella Vista, despite the Redding zip code. According to records it last sold in 1999 for just under $200K, so has appreciated over the decade.
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EWA BEACH, Hawaii (AP) -- A tsunami threatened nations around the Pacific Rim today, with an 8.8-magnitude earthquake off Chile sending potentially deadly waves across the ocean as fast as a jetliner.
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Mostly cloudy skies are forecast for Redding today with Sunday shaping up to be a sunny day with a high temperature near 68 degrees, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento are saying.
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If you're the delightful actor/director/diarist Richard E. ("Withnail & I") Grant, it's porridge. Every morning. Even though you "detest" it. Prepared by your wife of 23 years. A wonderful clip from some BBC program....
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Can tell my former "Buzz on the Street" partner enjoyed himself writing about the prospect of the "Coyote Ugly"-style dancers returning to the California Street bar: ...Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control gave bar dancers the boot at Johnny's Cathouse ...Shasta...
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This soup is a staple at our house in the winter. I made it the other day with Funari's Italian Sausage and was VERY impressed by how lean and meaty this sausage is. And flavorful -- and LOCAL.Find these spicy treats at the Holiday Market or at Leatherby's in downtown Redding or online at their web site:
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Maybe the Knights were a little too fired up before their playoff game. Because the Shasta College women's basketball team never could find its offensive rhythm in a 45-40 home loss to Chabot on Friday. The Knights, seeded seventh, seemed ready to go at the start of the junior college Northern California playoff game. But o
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WEAVERVILLE — Kenny Swain failed in his first chance to be the hero of Weaverville. When he got a second opportunity, Swain threw the Wolf Den into a state of jubilation.
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SHASTA LAKE — Moving on, that's the name of the playoff game. The third-seeded Central Valley High School boys basketball team played the game well enough Friday to beat No. 6 Mount Shasta 49-41 in the second round of the Northern Section Division IV playoffs. "I told the guys, in the playoffs, it doesn't matter if you wi
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Despite what happened Friday, when the Knights faithful look back on the 2009-2010 basketball season it should be with fond memories. After all, it isn't often that both the school's men and women win basketball league titles in the same season. Riding back from Weed after the regular-season finale against College of the Si
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office Friday appealed a judge's order to end a controversial furlough program and award back pay to tens of thousands of state workers, including many in the Redding area.
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Republican politicians, including the north state's Rep. Wally Herger, have staked immense political energy on attacking last year's federal stimulus program, one of President Barack Obama's signature early initiatives. When they turn around and help constituents bring home a share of it, the hypocrisy is too palpable to ig
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Redding plans tree giveaway Redding plans to give away more than 700 tree and shrub seedlings next month to celebrate Arbor Day.
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Enough already. California's oaks have suffered from drought, wildfire, chain saws, parking lots and pathogens. Now there's another peril: gold- spotted oak borer.
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Q: Beyond the restrictions on nonprofit organizations, do you believe that religious groups should influence politics? What should/shouldn't they do?
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When Ed Ochoa moved from the Bay Area to Redding several years ago, he noticed a more trusting attitude in the north state. "It was a completely different thing. Everybody locked everything up there," he said.
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Canadian fans will pack the stands to cheer for gold in a favorite sport today. No, not hockey - curling, when Canada's men face Norway in the final. Those crazy pants worn by the Norwegians have made them popular at the Olympics, but not against the home team.
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Q: How does a Federal Housing Administration loan affect a sale? What does an FHA loan mean for a buyer? For a seller?
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What would the Northern Section Division V playoffs be without a Redding Christian-Liberty Christian matchup? The third-seeded Patriots handled No. 7 Tulelake 49-40 on Friday and the No. 10 Lions went to Weed and rolled the No. 2 Cougars 67-62 to force a semifinal match Wednesday at Liberty for a berth in the D-V finals on
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Mixer Girls opens at former Cruz The drive-through coffee business at Market and Trinity streets in downtown Redding is no longer called Coffee Cruz.
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They're skills that go beyond the boundaries of the business world: creativity and compromise.Those are the talents 17-year-old Crystal Stanfill says she's honing as she and her teammates prepare for the upcoming competition put on by the Young Entrepreneur Program. YEP, hosted by the Small Business Development Center at S
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It's cold and raining, and you just need to pull into the local 7-Eleven to buy milk. Your 2-year-old is sound asleep in a car seat, safely in the back seat.
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2010. There are 307 days left in the year.
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Friday's storm did not quite live up to its hype - at least not for those on the valley floor.
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More than a year after the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control gave bar dancers the boot at Johnny's Cathouse, the downtown Redding nightspot is working to bring back the high-stepping entertainment.
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Woman hospitalized after rollover on I-5 ANDERSON — A 37-year-old Redding woman was in critical condition Friday night from injuries she suffered in a rollover crash on northbound Interstate 5.
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Violet Grace Klaseen, a longtime schoolteacher and community volunteer who rarely missed a City Council meeting and was an instrumental force in the Shasta Women's Refuge, died Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. She was 88.
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OCTO-OHNO: Apolo Anton Ohno anchored the United States to a bronze-medal finish in the 5,000-meter short-track speedskating relay, earning his eighth career Olympic medal. Earlier in the evening, he was disqualified in the 500 final, apparently for causing a crash in the final turn. It was Ohno’s third medal of the Vancou
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Thinking she’d be only going out to dinner, and perhaps catching movie, Erin Sullivan didn’t grab her jacket late Thursday afternoon as she hopped into Jason Carpenter’s four-wheel drive Ford Bronco.
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At least, he doesn't want the Obama administration to follow Bill Clinton's lead and designate national monuments without Congress' say-so. He's introduce a bill that would bar the practice. No text yet, but the title says it all: Title: To...
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A Redding man pulled a woman out of her car that was stuck on the railroad tracks Friday night just before a slow-moving freight train plowed into the vehicle.
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President Obama’s exchange with Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) on catastrophic coverage and health savings accounts was one of the highlights of the Bipartisan Health Care Reform summit and shows the kind of worker-centered communication that Democrats need to adopt. It is their natural vernacular. Senator Bar
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Remember that famous national debt clock in New York City? Here's a long-ago photo. This web site takes it to another level. Scary....
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Here's another fun maternity session from this past week. It's so nice to be able to photograph this time of life for new parents to be. Congrats guys! Can't wait to meet t
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Tehama County Arts Council invites local residents to apply for a one-time grant not exceeding the sum of $500 to promote and enrich art in our community.
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"1225" is our winner who correctly guessed the mystery photo as the Diestelhorst Auto Camp located near the Diestelhorst Bridge and the Sacramento River. Congratulations "1225"! i5trucker almost had it, but not completely. Sorry i5trucker :-( "1225" wins a...
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The local Shasta Association of REALTORS recently hosted a talk by Shasta County Assessor Recorder Leslie Morgan and a few of her staff. They include David Baker, Bruce Copeland, Wayne Stephens, and Cathy Scott. They fielded questions regar
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I have a certain indescribable aesthetic when it comes to jewelry. I don’t generally like gold, though if I came upon some ancient Celtic jewelry I’d wear gold. Both pairs of earrings purchased this year  have lost their mates. I decided to just by fat beads to slip onto silver hoops I have. I’ve  alread
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State Attorney General Jerry Brown is warning California homeowners in mortgage distress about a new scam designed to skirt recently implemented loan modification regulations. If you haven’t heard, it is now illegal for real estate agents, attorneys or anyone else  to charge upfront fees for loan modification s
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WEAVERVILLE — A former administrative coordinator of the Trinity County Probation Department has been sentenced to one year in jail for embezzling about $13,000, officials with the Trinity County District Attorney’s Office announced today.
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Shasta Dam's actually in good shape this year, and we've got some nice rain. That should make farmers relatively happy when they hear the Bureau of Reclamations' water allocation, which the Fresno Bee reports is expected today. For San Joaquin...
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The federal index that cast the national spotlight on Redding seven years ago released its fourth-quarter 2009 survey this week. Home values in the Redding area, which includes Anderson and Shasta Lake, fell 7.3 percent over the final three months of 2009 compared with the same quarter in 2008, according to the F
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A 37-year-old Redding woman suffered major injuries today when her car rolled over on northbound Interstate 5 south of of Riverside Avenue, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.
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I don't think I'll have room for this, but my friendly neighborhood IRS public affairs rep sends a long a heartfelt Op-Ed inspired by the nut who crashed his plane into the IRS building in Austin, Texas, last week. The...
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies this morning rescued a Redding man and woman who became stuck in a foot of snow Thursday evening on a rugged road west of town.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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"Cuss Free Week?" What the -- ? From the Merc: SACRAMENTO -- Feeling a little salty, Californians? Better get it out of your system while you can. Amid the ongoing -- and occasionally tense -- debate over how to clean...
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Watched New Englanders digging out of record snow again on TV. Since much of national news is East Coast based, it seems to be big news everywhere you look. And in fact it looks rough out there. Are you growing tired of dirty snow? Consider Redding. It’s raining today, but that’s just lovely. Fills up [...]
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Two brothers, who had been drinking, were reported fighting at their trailer about 4:15 a.m. Friday in the 3500 block of Timber lane in Anderson.
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Can you guess what and where this place is located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest everyone! If you are the first person to correctly guess what and where this mysterious place is located, you'll win a $10...
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A small herd of horses that had been running loose in the area of Rhonda Road and Lynn Hart Drive in Cottonwood have been rounded up and returned to their pasture, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Here’s another luxury home, post foreclosure. We can’t help featuring these, although we know you love the sub $150K category best. We predicted that we’d see more high-end homes as the Option ARM and “pick a payment” loans reset on
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More rain in the forecast for today, with thunderstorms also possible after 4 p.m, according to the National Weather Service.
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Father Ignatius was at the supermarket pushing his trolley slowly from one aisle to the next and reading his shopping list as he went along. He rarely visited the confectionery counters but this time he made a special detour to buy a box of chocolates for Mrs Davenport, his housekeeper, whose birthday was the following day
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While I've not met him in person, blogger and confessed music snob Scott Hudson and I share an affinity for The Replacements. He blogs, he's on Twitter and he also does a nifty little music podcast called "The Ledge" (a nod to one of the most well-crafted songs by The Mats lead singer, Paul Westerberg).Scott's b
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Thanks to tallblue for the lovely colorful bunch of balloons!
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Here is his document:PASCENDI DOMINICI GREGIS ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XON THE DOCTRINESOF THE MODERNISTS
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BURNEY - Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito declared Thursday that sheriff's deputies were justified in the fatal shooting of a Chico man who shot two bank customers and held tellers hostage for three hours in a Main Street bank late last year.
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Last Friday, the Starship Enterprise landed with pomp and circumstance in the heart of my old alma mater.
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historical places in the north state.
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Two local rising music virtuosos will perform this weekend with the Shasta Symphony.
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SACRAMENTO - A former Shasta and Tehama County man who was a fugitive for nearly two years was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty last year to growing more than 100 marijuana plants.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2010. There are 308 days left in the year.
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Redding is back in the Bigs, completely.
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Employees in Shasta County's largest bargaining unit have offered to pay their own retirement contributions in exchange for a promise that their contracts won't be otherwise changed and will be extended by two years.
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COTTONWOOD - A Cottonwood home was laid bare this week by burglars who stripped the residence of everything from its refrigerator and dishwasher to flooring and ceiling fans.
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Writing contest seeks entries Young authors and illustrators are encouraged to take pen in hand and let their imaginations soar by taking part in the PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest.
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Chemical mix causes pharmacy evacuation A cloud of gas produced by a chemical reaction caused an evacuation of Owens Pharmacy in downtown Redding on Thursday evening.
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Spotted owl all over again It seems we haven't learned from our mistakes.
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Amazingly, the congressional hearings on Toyota were relatively civilized.
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From its debut in 2007 to its final report this week, Shasta Forward has labored under a cloud.
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Stimulus money is helping a high-tech company in Anderson grow.
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The time has come for Lindsey and Apolo to make their exits.
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QUEEN REIGNS: Fast, precise and graceful, Kim Yu-na is in a class of her own. She took figure skating to a new level in the free skate, shattering her own world record and winning the gold medal by a wide margin. It's the first Winter Olympics gold for South Korea in a sport other than speedskating. She's already her countr
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Thanks for stepping up to the Take-Out Window, where I’ll be dishing out big portions of local news, community event previews and useful information, spiced with the occasional thought-provoking comment.
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There is nothing simple about speech, and there is nothing simple about speech delay - starting with the challenge of diagnosing it. Every pediatrician knows the frustration of trying to quantify the speech and language skills of a screaming toddler. How…
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Police are searching for a man who attempted to grab cash out of a woman’s hand tonight at the Bank of America’s ATM machine here on Main Street.
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A cloud of gas produced by a chemical reaction caused an evacuation of Owens Pharmacy in Redding this evening.
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I was struck by this anecdote, told at today's bipartisan health care "summit," reported by the Wall Street Journal: Sen. Kent Conrad (D., N.D.) told of how he discovered his father-in-law was taking 16 medications. When he went down the...
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I asked the other day why the heck Redding wasn't at least vying for a spot on Google's list of potential sites for its high-speed broadband pilot project. Turns out Scott Putnam, hard-charging owner of Apex Technology Management in Redding,...
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The word prompt over at OneWord is "drops."Simply ran out of time for an ending, but this could be played with, I think.She is an approaching cold front; he feels her heft and the pressure drops around him, enough to plug his ears painfully.He grips his nose and blow
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Redding history, postage stamps from around the world, and free giveaways for the children: The Redding Stamp Club celebrates a "Tribute to our Postmasters" at the 28th annual North Valley Philatelic Exhibition. Free admission!
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Today’s Health Care Reform Bipartisan Summit began, following the President’s opening remarks, with Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, saying that Obama's plan is too similar to the Senate plan. His
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Redding is back in the Bigs, completely. Redding Radio announced Thursday that it will air Oakland A’s baseball games on FoxSports Radio 1670 AM this summer, and will bring back the Sacramento Kings to north state airwaves beginning March 16 with a game against the Lakers.
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SACRAMENTO — A former Shasta and Tehama County man who was a fugitive for nearly two years was sentenced today to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty last year to growing more than 100 marijuana plants.
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Trinity County has been wrestling with medical-marijuana ordinances for longer than most other local jurisdictions -- and been wrestling with illegal growing for far longer. So it's interesting the take that the supervisors over the divide are taking with their...
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YREKA — A defense motion to move to another county the pending Siskiyou County attempted murder trial of a Hornbrook man who’s accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 3-year-old Yreka girl was continued today to June 17.
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Americans Desperately Need a New Contract With America!
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About that banner head in Monday's paper. The RS ran a clarification yesterday, noting that the family sold the land in '04 to the city and it (the family) isn't the object of a possible criminal investigation by the DA...
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BURNEY -- Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito called a press conference here this morning to declare that sheriff’s deputies were justified in the fatal shooting of a Chico man who shot two bank customers and held tellers hostage for three hours in a Main Street Bank late last year.
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 "Just be prepared to survive on your own for three days." So says Siskiyou County's deputy director of the Office of Emergency Services. The recent snowstorms are certainly a reminder that the Boy Scout creed is one worth keeping in...
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Four Siskiyou County residents pulled over in a pickup Wednesday during an early morning traffic stop near Weed were arrested on a variety of charges, a spokeswoman with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said today.
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I recall from school days that physical-education classes sometimes involved classroom teaching -- both the health and sex-ed parts and occasional sit-down lessons on the fundamentals of particular sports. Still, the focus was always on actually getting some exercise. Has...
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David Jensen, president of Redding Distributing Co., has a history of cashing in on economic development flops. Jensen is one of five partners who make up Redding Civic Plaza Group LLC, the consortium that scooped up the vacant, bank-owned Civic Plaza building across from City Hall for a bargain-basement price of
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The following description of the new Chinese "Hong Kong" village at Shasta is from the Shasta Courier newspaper of December 3, 1853: "HONG KONG. Many of our readers, and even a good portion of our townsmen, are unaware of the...
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1. Museum Adventure Night, Volcanoes 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Learn about volcanoes with hands-on activities presented by Lassen Volcanic National Park Ranger Steve Zachary. Film “In the Light of Reverence” will be featured at 6 p.m. Free for members; for non-members, tickets are $6 fo
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The city by the bay likes to style itself at the political vanguard, but on issue, Mayor Gavin Newsom is more than a year behind Kurt Starman. From the Chron: It's not a cure-all for San Francisco's sputtering economy, but...
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Holly Day has been a musician since she was a toddler, and she recently released a new CD.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Joe Martinez wasn’t afraid to mess with success, even in a rough economy.
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Where else but in the saloon at the French Gulch Hotel can you order a drink at a bar that was reputedly built in England a century and a half ago, shipped around the Horn to San Francisco and then hauled by horse and wagon into the heart of Shasta County’s Gold Rush? At the 16-foot-long, 11-foot-high mirrored bar, you
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Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito will announce a decision at 10:30 a.m. today into the Dec. 15 shooting of a bank robber in Burney by sheriff’s deputies.
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Participate in the recent renaissance of the Parkview neighborhood by taking ownership of this stylish bungalo. It’s easy walking distance to the Certified Organic Farmers market and our excellent library. The Parkview area elementary school,
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REU would take a dim view of Colin Beavan and Michelle Conlin, stars of the documentary "No Impact Man." The NYC couple (he an author, she a BusinessWeek staffer) turned off the electricity to their Fifth Avenue co-op for six...
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The Tehama County Sheriff is looking for suspects in a case of kitchen appliance burglary at a Cottonwood home earlier this month.
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October 24, 2009 the ACLU of Northern California's new Executive Director (Abdi Soltani) visited the Shasta County Library to give a presentation.A local woman that has had her civil rights trampled by the family court system here in Redding, attended the event. This woman sat next to a man that noticed her demeanor w
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Weather in Redding today is expected to be wet after 4 p.m.
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What: Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant Presents Shasta Blues Revue When: Feb 27 at 8 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant 1790 Market St, Redding Click here for music samples
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Back when I slugged away in the Record Searchlight newsroom, the argument surfaced again and again between my neighboring colleagues Rob Rogers and Dave Benda. They’d battle the case of who’s better: Jay Farrar or Jeff Tweedy.
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Are you what you wanted to be when you grew up?
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It’s been a while since we chatted. Get yourself a beverage, pull up a chair and put your feet up while we catch up. At the start of the new year I told about some upcoming changes on anewscafe.com
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2010. There are 309 days left in the year.
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Foundation assets increase in 2009 The Shasta Regional Community Foundation finished calendar 2009 with $10.4 million in assets, nearly $2 million more than the close of the 2008 fiscal year (June 30) and a $500,000 jump since July 2009.
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With spring just around the corner, consider an equipment checkup before you start walking or bicycling in earnest. Do your shoes fit right? Has your bicycle been fitted to you?
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Q: I have a friend who I believe has some form of Alzheimer's. She gets paranoid that her neighbors are doing something illegal. She takes her dog everywhere she goes as she is convinced that someone is breaking into her home and kicking the dog. She lives alone so I have spoken to her son about her behavior. He lives out o
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Redding Recreation, Shasta High School and Shasta College have teamed up to bring a world-class softball clinic to Redding. On Saturday and Sunday, Barbara Jordan and Cheri Kempf will be in Redding holding three clinics.
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Rail trail's users oppose paving When federal stimulus dollars are used for stupid projects in faraway places, you simply shake your head in wonder. But when they are used locally, in a way that locals actually oppose, then it becomes a matter that requires a response.
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Barbara Jordan, one of the leaders of this weekend's clinics, has an impressive athletic history: eight Olympic gold medals, head coach at Cal State Northridge for 10 years, and an assistant coach for the USA National Women's Softball team for the past five years.
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The White House description of President Barack Obama's health care proposal as his "opening bid" raises the question: With whom is he bidding?
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The good news: Shasta County officials have grumbled for more than a year about Shasta-Trinity National Forest's plans to drastically restrict the use of off-highway vehicles on backcountry roads as part of its "Travel Management Plan" but they've finally found a plan that provides what they think is reasonable access for q
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CANADA, U.S. ADVANCE: The United States men's hockey team got by Switzerland 2-0 and moves to the semifinals Friday against Finland, which beat the Czech Republic by the same score. Canada had an easier time with Russia, routing the world champions 7-3. Canada plays the winner of Sweden-Slovakia.
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It's the moment so many wait for at every Winter Olympics: the free skate in women's figure skating. South Korean Kim Yu-na will go for the gold against Japan's Mao Asada. NBC will carry the final skate in prime time. Today's other highlight is the women's hockey gold medal game between the United States and Canada on MSNBC
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Get ready to add yet another chapter in the rivalry between Trinity High and Fall River High's boys' basketball teams.Both squads won their first-round Northern Section Division V contests Wednesday and the teams will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in Weaverville for the fourth time this year. No. 4 Trinity waxed No. 13 University P
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The Knights made sure their final home game of the season would end in a victory.Kevin Loustale had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Shasta College men's basketball team beat visiting West Valley 64-50 Wednesday in a junior college Northern California playoff game.
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One sports axiom is that it's hard to beat a team three times in the same year.The No. 3 Liberty Christian High School boys basketball team one-upped that old sports maxim, downing 14th-seeded Los Molinos 78-43 on Tuesday in the opening round of the Northern Section Division V playoffs.
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The storm that slogged through the north state Tuesday dumped even more soaking valley rain and smothering mountain snow than expected, bringing precipitation totals near normal for the first time this winter.
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PALO CEDRO - The Eagles had trouble getting off the ground, and the Lions feasted on rebounds until their half of the scoreboard was plenty full.
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The question of who bought the empty Civic Plaza building across from Redding City Hall has been answered.Redding Civic Plaza Group LLC - an alliance of local businessmen - purchased the 40,500-square-foot, bank-owned building for $2.6 million, according to Shasta County property records.
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Benito to announce decision in shooting Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito will announce a decision at 10:30 a.m. today in the Dec. 15 shooting of a bank robber in Burney by sheriff's deputies.
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ANDERSON - Matt Winn will likely continue to commute more than an hour to and from work until summer while the fire-ravaged lumber mill in Weaverville is being rebuilt.
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The California Highway Patrol helicopter spotted two mountain lions late Wednesday night in a dense, wooded area near Kenyon Drive in south Redding.
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A woman suffered minor injuries tonight when her vehicle ran into a utility pole at Lake California Drive and Bowman Road near Interstate 5 south of Cottonwood.
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A residence that caught fire tonight in rural Tehama County was a total loss, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported.
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It's tax season, when a lot of small-business owners, in particular, look at the 15.3 percent self-employment tax they pay on the first nickel they net --- assuming they netted anything in '09 -- not to mention the marginal income-tax...
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A two-vehicle traffic collision occurred tonight in the eastbound lanes of the Cypress Avenue Bridge in Redding.
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Amazing Mtn views from giant picture windows. This Happy Valley home has an open floor plan w/ formal dining, indoor laundry w/ folding area, large family room, oversized hallway w/built in shelving, as well as cu
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The Redding Police Department today recognized 30 current and retired employees along with a group of RPD spouses for outstanding performance in 2009.
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The question of who bought the empty Civic Plaza building across from Redding City Hall has been answered. Shasta County property records show that Redding Civic Plaza Group LLC -- an alliance of local businessmen -- purchased the 40,500-square-foot, bank-owned building for $2.6 million.
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This awesome mom came in yesterday at 36 weeks pregnant. She was a little nervous when we first met not knowing how I was going to react to her tattoos, but I explained to
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Below you will find the text of a letter supporting Health Care Reform that I sent today to my Democratic Senators (Boxer and Feinstein). I encourage my readers to use this link (Senate Addresses) to find the e-mail address for their
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     Chris and Maria Jeantet __________The Finest in Residential Real Estate________ Multi-Million Dollar Producers|Top Producer Award Recipients
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Gino DiCaro of the California Manufacturers and Technology Association takes a baseball bat to the California Air Resources Board's proposed "cool cars" rules, including a wrinkle I'd not heard before. He elaboates in an earlier dispatch: Meanwhile, industry testing has...
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A three-car wreck has been reported on Airport Road near Duryee Lane, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Record Searchlight Editorial Page Editor Bruce Ross raises chickens. For a long time I thought that living in a city and raising chickens had nothing to do with being a good analyst of community issues. Then I read this article...
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The Federal Reserve propped up the housing industry last year by buying up $1.25 trillion in mortgage backed securities but has told banks that will end this spring.  Investors typically buy these securities but stopped after the housing bubble burst. The Fed’s actions averted certain disaster by keeping money i
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It’s fairly unconventional for a cast of actors to reunite for a play they performed three years earlier. As Redding’s Elizabeth Johnson puts it: “Usually when an actor is done
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The seemingly endless discussions about medical-marijuana ordinances filled the room yesterday at the Shasta County Board of Supervisors, but there was a noteworthy tidbit at the beginning of the meeting. Over at UPEC's Web site, union leader Chris Darker posts...
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Mary Ann Brown was the widow of abolitionist John Brown. We all learned about John Brown in our history class in elementary school for the part he took in the raid at Harper's Ferry in 1859 and his hanging later...
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Mary Ann Brown was the widow of abolitionist John Brown. We all learned about John Brown in our history class in elementary school for the part he took in the raid at Harper's Ferry in 1859 and his hanging later...
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Making dolls in a simple Americana, rag doll form is very satisfying. I love to see the amazing art dolls that creative makers pull out of themselves but the uber realistic things kind of freak me out. I want to keep it simple, simple, simple. I  am still very excited by how well the dolls are  [...]
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Local tackle shop provides special pricing at local boat, sport and RV show March 5, 6 and 7 at the Shasta District Fair grounds.
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Last week interviewed Joe Martinez, owner of Vittles Family Restaurant in Anderson (write-up will be in Thursday's D.A.T.E), and father of Adam Martinez, the young man who died after that unprosecuted punch last year at the former Club Ice nightclub...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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What: Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant Presents Kyle Williams When: Feb 26, 8 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant 1790 Market St, Redding Click here for music samples
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What: Fifth Annual Corning Rotary Wine, Food, Art Festival and Chowder Cookoff When: Feb. 26 and 27 Where: Rolling Hills Casino Cost: $15 admission includes wine and chowder tasting and commemorative glass. Tickets available at Premier West and Butte Community Bank. Visit
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Marcia Fritz of the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility might want to pick a fight with the state's public-sector labor unions, but she's had a hard time finding deep-pocketed Republican pols who want to help qualify the group's ballot measure...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are generate, meager and tease.Strange ContextHe gazes at his curved reflection on the spoon, studying his face in the convex bulge and idly thinking of the “Where’s Waldo” character, the funny watch cap, th
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Expect scattered showers this morning, breaking to mostly cloudy this afternoon, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent, according to the National Weather Service.
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Today’s FDotD in Shasta Lake City may well qualify for the Housing Assistance forgivable loan program we wrote about. It’s basically a “silent second” that can be completely forgiven after
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I hate to rub it in, but last month my twin and I watched an encore presentation of The Metropolitan Opera’s “Carmen”. Oh my gosh. The music was spectacular. The costumes were terrific. The acting w
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On Saturday, the Shasta Land Trust kicks off its “Wildways” fundraiser, a series of special events throughout the year, from guided nature hikes, to winery tours, to “waffles and wildflowers,” b
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The Enterprise High boys' basketball team might want to thank Foothill's team for its help in earning the Hornets the outright Eastern Athletic League title. Foothill beat Chico Tuesday on the road 62-55 to knock the Panthers out of the title chase.
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The girl who gave the opposition the ball back in a tie game near the end of regulation ended up scoring perhaps the biggest bucket in overtime. And the girl who has earned a reputation for being her team's go-to offensive option throughout the season couldn't come through to win
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When John Miller was named head coach of the Red Bluff High School football team, he joined what has become a long line of coaches produced by the Corning High School class of 1984.
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"No one remembers who wins the tournaments, but they do remember who won league."Enterprise coach Mike Haworth's words resonated loudly Tuesday from Manatowa Gymnasium all the way to Chico High as the Hornets won a fierce 76-65 triple-overtime battle over Pleasant Valley at the same time Foothill was handling Chic
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COTTONWOOD - The Eagles proved to be too tough and physical early on against the Bears.That was enough for the West Valley High School girls basketball team to advance with a 55-36 victory over Mount Shasta in a Northern Section Division IV playoff game on Tuesday.
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Dear Lynne: Friday is our order-in-pizza night .... until lately. This so-called “authentic” pizza supper hits like $30 for the two of us. The kicker is, the pizzas are small and aren’t piled up with stuff. We like them that way, but when you say, “less is more,” where we live less is more money. So how hard is
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Last week, I introduced you to the concept of multistacking, a term I use to refer to any deal at the grocery store that involves applying multiple discounts to the purchase of the same items.
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Chefs from four local restaurants will compete for the title of "Redding's Best Chili Cook" at the Shasta Estates retirement community on Thursday in a fundraiser to benefit two local organizations.
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SRMC certified for diabetes care Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding has the first inpatient diabetes program in California to earn a Certificate for Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care from The Joint Commission hospital officials announced this week.
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Almost everybody, especially in dry years, complains about Southern California stealing northern water. The Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority is actually doing something about it.
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During bad times, the blame game is the biggest game in Washington. Wall Street "greed" or "predatory" lenders seem to be favorite targets to blame for our current economic woes.
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I will choose to be happy On Friday, we were proclaimed the most unhappy people in the state. Saturday, we were the most unhealthy.
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Trucks going north on Interstate 5 tonight are being screened 10 miles north of Redding to make sure the drivers have chains in their possession for travel in the snow.
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Shasta County residents want to see development over the next 40 years that preserves the identities of their cities and towns.
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Debra Moore, a campaign aide for Senate hopeful Rick Keene (and former R-S colleague), was one of the witnesses at the table during the recent discussion between Tea Party doyenne Erin Ryan and Redding City Councilwoman Missy McArthur. She posted...
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The southbound slow lane of Interstate 5 has reopened 10 miles south of Lakehead following a big rig that jack-knifed.
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A RABA bus and a car collided on Tehama Street west of California Street in downtown Redding shortly after 12 p.m.
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RED BLUFF — A 45-year-old man has been sentenced to 180 days in jail after Tehama County sheriff’s deputies said they found methamphetamine concealed in his boxer shorts following a traffic stop, prosecutors announced today.
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What is your favorite performance in a film, this decade?
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OMG, how times have changed! The City of Redding officially adopted the following Ordinance on October 20, 1887: "It shall be unlawful and is hereby declared to be a nuisance for any female to enter any saloon or public place...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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James Hansen is a scientist who is regarded as the world's authority on global warming and climate change. He is also a grandfather who sees a train coming down the tracks, and his grandkids are on that train. There's a bridge out up ahead. Nobody seems to see it - what do you do?,
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With absolutely no fan fare and little presence on the internets LA Ink unrolled season 5. Did Aubrey get fired? Hell, yeah. Is Cory still Kat’s rock? Yes, indeed. The producers or who ever is in charge of shows like this really milked the psycho drama. So many of the little nasties in the storyline  had to [...]
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The banner headline in yesterday's paper -- "Stratte investigation moves forward: District attorney forwards complaint to Shasta County grand jury, FBI" -- has angered members of the Stratte family, I hear. Understandable, since the family hasn't owned that infamous land...
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted to impose a 45-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries this morning after continuing the public hearing on a two proposed medical marijuana ordinances.
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Criminal proceedings were reinstated this afternoon against a Cottonwood woman accused of attempted murder and other crimes in connection with the alleged beating of her boyfriend’s 7-year-old son last year.
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When I was growing up, "INSTANT" FOOD was all the rage: Instant mashed potatoes, Tang Instant Breakfast Drink.....It was the era of Space Food Sticks, for crying out loud. I don't know why everyone was in such a hurry - it's not like we had to micro-manage our Internet lives back then. For some reason, saving time was cruci
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All real estate is local. We hear lots of trend info from around the nation in the media. But if you have a house to sell here, or want to buy one around here, only local trends matter. Above we see 24 months of sales data for the greater Redding area, an area roughly from Shingletown to Whiskeytown, and La
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There's a chance of rain this morning that will increase by afternoon in the valley, according to the National Weather Service. Expect a high today of 45 to 51 degrees.
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Events, products and speakers of interest to women will be featured this Saturday at the Shasta County Fairgrounds in Anderson. “All About Women” focuses on women’s health, homes and hobbies. Displays will feature massage, exercise, diet, financial planning, gardening, home decorating…
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Off Stage is a chance to meet the cast and crew of The Dance Project without the costumes, choreography or stage make-up. Each profile offers a peek inside their lives, a glimpse of what inspires them to perform and an appreciation for making a living in the arts in the North State.
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Over the road noise, on top of the wind slashing over parts of the car that jutted from it’s otherwise smooth shell, came the pops. Angry klaxons sent as a warning. Pop. Pop. Pop.He regretted now giving her the gum. He was ambivalent on the line that drove her to fill the rubberized chunk of gum paste and flavoring
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The whole 2005 “Street of Dreams” promotion echoes with bitter irony today. The Street of Dreams was a group of 4 luxury homes in Redding that were decorated and toured for charity. But really mostly to showcase builders, vendors, and decor. And a chan
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Can city afford to be picky? I attended the City Council meeting on Feb. 16 and listened as Kurt Starman proposed additional budget cuts to the city. After his list of proposed cuts, he announced that the city was still going to need an additional $2.3 million from the city's employee unions in order to fill the budget gap
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A north state water irrigation canal operator is suing the federal government, saying it's violating the law by sending water south without first fully supplying agriculture here.
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Redding man arrested after drugs, teen found COTTONWOOD - A 60-year-old Redding man found with a 16-year-old girl in his car Sunday night on a remote road here was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs, Tehama County Sheriff's Office officials said Monday.
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A group trying to save Kilarc Reservoir by forming a small power company wants federal energy regulators to give its idea a chance.
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One was supposed to be a star this year. The other's time had supposedly passed. Sven Kramer and Bode Miller both will go for their second gold medals of the Vancouver Games today. NBC will air Kramer's 10,000-meter speedskating race and Miller's giant slalom.
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One year after the economy prompted Sierra Pacific Industries to shut down its small-log sawmill in Quincy, the timber giant will reopen a portion of the operation.
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ANDERSON - The Anderson Planning Commission on Monday approved an ordinance with numerous strict restrictions on the cultivation of medical marijuana in the city.
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The Shasta Union High School District board of trustees is holding a special meeting tonight to consider a draft resolution to send layoff notices to teachers in the district.
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The typical post-holiday blues hit the Redding housing market in January. After a December that capped a second-half surge of home sales in 2009, activity slowed in January.
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RED BLUFF - Sun City goes back before the Tehama County Board of Supervisors today for reconsideration in response to a recent court order.
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Housing affordability in the greater Redding metropolitan area peaked in the final three months of 2009. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index showed that 69 percent of all new and existing homes sold in Redding - which includes Shasta Lake and Anderson - in the fourth quarter of 20
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CANADA CONCEDES: Canada is giving up its brash goal of winning the most medals. The U.S., which has a chance to get the most hardware at a Winter Games for the first time in almost 80 years, led the overall medal count with 24 - three more than Germany. The U.S. and Germany were tied for the most golds, seven each. Canada h
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Critics of Proposition 14, the "open primary" measure on the June ballot, argue - seemingly with a straight face - that it would erode voters' choices, by limiting general elections to the top two primary candidates, regardless of party. Have they watched the elections today?
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Goodwill plans come before city Plans for Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley Northern Nevada to open a retail store inside the former Circuit City building on Dana Drive will go before the Redding Board of Administrative Review on Wednesday.
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1910: Building materials were arriving for the new Pitt Station. The building would be at the junction of the Southern Pacific and Sacramento Valley & Easter tracks. The two-story station would be 112 feet long exclusive of the 26-foot platform. The station would be surrounded by tracks as the house track would be separ
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The closer it gets, the worse California's pending sale of state buildings looks, at least for the long-term interests of taxpayers.
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What have you read lately that helped you in some way or just put you in a good place? That's the question I posed recently. I listed a few books I'd been reading and asked you to tell me about yours.
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Zach Kaylor and Anthony Williams put a new spin on an old Enterprise saying. Both Kaylor and Williams said Monday "It's good to remain a Hornet" after signing National Letters of Intent to run track and field and cross country at Sacramento State on scholarship. The pair sat in from of family, coaches, friends, gi
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Winners were crowned Sunday in the annual Coca-Cola 2-ball competition at Sequoia Middle School.More than 200 kids ages 8 to 14 competed in the annual event that pairs kids to sink as many baskets in an allotted time.
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Knights basketball standouts Matt Fogarty and Molly Morton have league MVP honors to add to their playoff appearances.Fogarty was named as Golden Valley Conference men's basketball Most Valuable Player, while Morton earned the GVC women's MVP accolade.
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Manufactured home in Cottonwood with permanent foundation on just over 10 acres. Property has a seasonal creek running through it and a few small outbuildings.  Plenty of room for your toys. Lots of priv
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RED BLUFF — Sun City goes back before the Tehama County Board of Supervisors today for reconsideration in response to a recent court order.
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A serious question: If this year's elections were held under the "open primary" rules of Proposition 14, it is an even bet that Doug LaMalfa and Rick Keene would still end up going head-to-head. Only they'd be doing it in...
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liberation from the self,” (Albert Einstein). “The true value of a politician can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from his party,” (Giles A. de Mello). Today we may have seen the true face of bipartisanship in the US Senate.
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The Shasta College women's basketball parlayed a 21-6 record and an outright Golden Valley Conference championship into the No. 7 seed in the Northern California playoffs. The Shasta College men's basketball team drew the No. 16 seed after sharing the GVC title with Feather River and College of the Redwoods.
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Knights basketball standouts Matt Fogarty and Molly Morton have league MVP honors to add to their playoff appearances. Fogarty was named as Golden Valley Conference men's basketball Most Valuable Player, while Morton earned the GVC women's MVP accolade Sunday.
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She’s done. My Frida Kahlo doll is complete. I’ve have been working on her slowly. Thinking about every detail. I pretty happy with her. All the dolls are simple, moon-faced things by design. I don’t want to try to make them just like real people. Photography lessons are in my future. The new light I boug
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Last month, Republican congressional candidate Pete Stiglich had touted his grassroots support from the Shasta chapter of the California Republican Assembly, which voted to back him over Rep. Wally Herger, as a January editorial noted. Alas, the CRA's district endorsement...
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A deputy's traffic stop over the weekend in Happy Camp escalated into a fight and the suspect threatening to drown himself.
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My childhood hometown -- a small, geographically isolated, resource-dependent town in many ways a lot like Redding -- is applying to be one of the test sites for Google's high-speed broadband project, the Farmington Daily Times reports. Google plans to...
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ANDERSON — Planning commissioners tonight will consider tough new restrictions on growing medical marijuana within the city limits, including a ban on any outdoor gardens or grows within a residence.
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A Gerber man was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of having drugs after Tehama County sheriff’s deputies found he was carrying methamphetamine.
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A 60-year-old Redding man, found alone with a 16-year-old girl in his vehicle Sunday night on a remote road in Cottonwood, was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs, according to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office.
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On January 16, 1920, Prohibition Amendment XVIII, or the more popularly known "Little Volstead Act" went into effect outlawing the sale of alcoholic beverages. Cottonwoodites obviously did not abide by the law because the town was possessed of "bootleggers everywhere"...
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Turtle Bay’s famous bald eagle pair now has three eggs in the nest.
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I asked that question via e-mail over a year ago and here's the answer I got: I was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, but my parents moved to Irving, Texas - a suburb of Dallas - when I was three....
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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RealtyTrac reported its January numbers for foreclosure properties which include notices of default, auctions and bank repossessions. There was a 10% decrease from the previous month however the 315,716 foreclosure filings for U.S.  properties was 15% higher than one year earlier. Nevada has the honor of the high
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The cold weather is back for a few days and so I’ve made a quick carbo breakfast to counteract the chill. One big brown egg and two french toast waffles. Keeks A$$. French toast waffles from the frozen breakfast aisle of Walmart are very popular around here. My granny just loves them with a little butter. Getting [...
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A quick snapshot of the standing-room-only memorial service for Redding area volunteer extraordinaire Alton "Hutch" Hutchinson, Saturday afternoon at the First United Methodist Church. (I found a seat in the choir loft behind the altar.) Masons, Rotarians, Elks, Redding...
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A Los Molinos man was arrested Sunday on a parole violation after Tehama County sheriff’s deputies found him at his house bleeding from two head wounds.
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You can listen to ambient and space music free at the Earth Mantra website. Here’s a link to the latest collaborative release of a few friends of ours, and longtime fellow travellers, Jim Combs, Jez Creek, and Kevin Haller. It’s interesting and evocative music. Good for late evening reading and such, where the m
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Are you tired of everyone harping about cleaning up your space at this time of year? Well, applaud yourself for last year’s organization and begin again with a smile on your face. I am not asking you to bring in…
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The Shasta Union High District board of trustees is holding a special meeting Tuesday night to consider a draft resolution to send layoff notices to teachers in the district.
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Now that our DA has handed over John Harris' detailed complaint about the Stratte property deal to the Grand Jury and the FBI? Since it's a possible criminal investigation, the council should, at a minimum, publicly order that all records...
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It’s “Lose the Chew” week, and the Shasta County Tobacco Education Coalition offers ”Quit Kits” for those who are trying to kick the habit. Tobacco chewers might believe that it’s safer than smoking, but chewing tobacco has been linked to oral cancer,…
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Seldom do foreclosure listing agents more accurately describe their subjects. And we like the name Centrum Lane, like the vitamins. Will living under a pyramid structure, and skinny dipping daily in Cedar Creek help you live forever? Buyer to verify. In a
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Expect sunny skies this afternoon, with a high around 64 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
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I swore I would never use or buy silicone bakeware. Now I just swear at silicone bakeware. Am I alone? I gave in to those flexible silicone pans because of the promise of muffins and madelines and cak
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What: Oil painting class by Jim Hastings When: March 1 through May 20, Thurdays 9 a.m. to noon Where: Old City Hall 1313 Market St Redding, Ca Whether you think you can’
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Stud“Save the date,” she says, folding twice the business card he’s given her.He caps the pen, positions it into his shirt pocket and fumbles for what to say. She smiles, demure, and puts a warm hand on his elbow to propel him along.He liked it when the sperm donations were more clinical, less like s
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What is your favorite thing about your mom? (Click here to answer.)
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With a break in the men's hockey tournament and no sign of Lindsey Vonn or Apolo Anton Ohno, the ice dancers will have center stage largely to themselves today. NBC plans to air their free skate in prime time.
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By late Saturday evening, both Shasta College basketball programs had league titles to their credit.However, while the Knights women were enjoying an undisputed Golden Valley Conference championship, the Shasta men's team found itself in a three-way tie for the league win after another road loss.
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REDEEMED: Bode Miller won the first gold medal of his Olympics career, taking the super-combined with plenty of flair - roaring back from seventh after the downhill with a blazing slalom run. Miller now has a medal of each color after three races in Vancouver.
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Both Simpson University basketball teams stunned Menlo with big second-half comeback victories at the Heritage Student Life Center on Saturday.
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Saturday evening's deluge will leave a mark in the north state's weather annals, unlike so many recent downpours. That's because the storm nailed the Redding Municipal Airport. Other highly localized cloudbursts over the past few years have systemically missed that notoriously dry spot and dumped their loads on the northern
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Saturday evening's deluge will leave a mark in the north state's weather annals, unlike so many recent downpours.That's because the storm nailed the Redding Municipal Airport. Other highly localized cloudbursts over the past few years have systemically missed that notoriously dry spot and dumped their loads on the northern
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Bob Barker would be proud of the weekend spaying and neutering efforts veterinarians are volunteering in Redding. One Sunday a month, Haven Humane Society is running a nearly daylong clinic to spay and neuter feral cats trapped by people around Redding, said Cyanna Brauning, chief medical officer at Haven.
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1910: More than 66 couples attended the fifth annual ball of the Foresters Lodge in Fall River Mills. Everyone agreed that the event was a success. A new feature was a free cloakroom, where overcoats and hats were kept for the happy patrons.
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Bob Barker would be proud of the weekend spaying and neutering efforts veterinarians are volunteering in Redding.One Sunday a month, Haven Humane Society is running a nearly daylong clinic to spay and neuter feral cats trapped by people around Redding, said Cyanna Brauning, chief medical officer at Haven.
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LEAVE TRAIL ALONE: Pave the Rail Trail? What a great way to ruin an otherwise delightful experience. Better add speed bumps now that you'll be attracting road racers. Ironic: Careless spending as a solution for previous careless spending.
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Why penalize struggling shop? I am a the owner of Toucan Tans, a business on Hilltop Drive. I've recently been cited by the city of Redding for having a portable sign in front of my building.
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Recent articles and editorials in the Record Searchlight haven't shed much light on the roots of the problem or the view of medical marijuana patients in the current rush to get ordinances passed. I will try to do that here.
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Great rivalries capture our imagination - cats and dogs, Sharks and Jets, Enterprise and Shasta, glorious Northern California and those water-stealing bums who reside on the far side of the Tehachapis.
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I guess I'm going to live. After a couple of shots of cough syrup I slept almost all night. I woke up once coughing and realized Arlo had his furry butt in my face, which could have been a major contributing factor. I moved him - not easy, he didn't want to go - and went back to sleep. I had to sleep propped up and when I w
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Super clean home with a pool in a great neighborhood. Wraparound deck and views of snow capped mountains. Master suite has attached bath and private deck. Large Family Rm. has wood flooring, fireplace with French doors opening to th
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I spent Friday finishing off my two new plush squid. My son, Brian, mentioned that he thought my black and pink squid looked like a ninja. Here are a couple of pink squid, one with a half mask and one with a full hood. Both have rhinestone eye sparkles. They look a little devious, very stealthy and [...]
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Centrally located Redding home with many upgrades including laminate flooring, dual pane windows, new fixtures and ceiling fans. Large back yard with gated RV or boat parking on the side.
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Rural setting with no utilities. Hillside lot with trees close to the town of Big Bend in Shasta County.
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Horse Trail Riders and Hunters Delight Hunters – Deer Zone X3A, 114 Acres of recreational property surrounded by BLM lands. Easy access. Located near the community of Little Valley. Ride Forever and explore the many treasures
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Shasta County’s top prosecutor has sent a complaint about a city of Redding land purchase to other authorities for further investigation.
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Opportunity is waiting for the discerning Buyer. Vacant Redding Lot with a fantastic view of the Lassen Range. Close to Shasta & Simpson colleges, Redding shopping centers and easy freeway access.
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I don't know about you, but one of my biggest problems in life has been Gluttony. I just read the other day that 2/3 of all Americans are either over-weight or obese. And that for the first time, there is increasing stat
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It was first named Shingle Camp for the many shingle-making camps in the area. In 1854 the first Shingletown Store was built. Shingletown was stragetically located at the junction of three popular roads from east to west; the primary road...
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Newer Cottonwood four-plex, each unit is 1,100 sq ft with three bedrooms, two and a half baths, single car garages and washer & dryer hookups. Kitchens are equipped with dishwasher, refrigerator & gas r
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Actually 7 new windows, courtesy of STS-130, the 130th Shuttle mission ending (hopefully) today. If you’ve been keeping track over the last 13 days, you know our brave astronauts have finished installing an observation module on the International Space Station with 7 new windows, called the Cuppola. The view should be
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The prompt over at Sunday Scribbings is "When Pigs Fly."Meh.ListlessThe roof had very little pitch to it and a recent coating of tar gave it a quality of being open to nothingness, especially tonight, where clouds obscured the moon.They’d been drinking cheap beer kept cool in a cheap Styrofoa
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The far northern Sacramento Valley may see more showers today, though probably not a repeat of the thunderstorms that pounded east Redding, Anderson and the Cottonwood area Saturday evening.
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    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far reaches of Northern Californey.
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It was such a beautiful day, we (My brother Kevin, my son Sean, and I) thought we would visit the walking archery range.
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Suzanne Vega - The Close Up Tour Feb. 19, 2010, at The Cascade Theatre. Here’s a link to Suzanne Vega’s songs. Photographer Paul Heath was born in West Lafayette, Ind., and moved to Redding in 1988. He likes photography,
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My friend Chris and I decided to tour New Orleans for two days and then take a cruise to Cosumel. In January, we flew to New Orleans and stayed in the French Quarter, not knowing that a big celebration was headed our way for a Saints football game in the Dome. They won the game and the celebration began.
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Shasta Roots and Shoots Volunteer Opportunities: Wildlife surveys. Cleanups.
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The Shasta Mayflies and Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers will sponsor four children to attend fly-fishing camp this summer. Scholarships cover the full $750 cost of one of the five-day camps held in June and July.
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HOLT-SAULSBURY A May 8 wedding at the House On The River in Lakehead is planned by Mandy Holt of Vacaville and Paul Saulsbury of Redding.
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To satisfy consumer demand, manufacturers have created small, travel-size versions of our favorite products. At the same time, Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles per hour!
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Q: How effective can a financial adviser be if the client doesn't have a financial plan?
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COTTONWOOD Friday Receipts: 1,274; Feb. 12: 1,381.Compared with previous sale: Slaughter cows $2-$3 higher. Stockers and feeders $1-$4 higher once again last week as fat market went to the low 90s. Off lots and singles $7-$12 lower than top offerings.
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This past Tuesday night was a tough evening for Redding's City Council. It faced a significant adjustment to Redding's general fund, the city's operating budget. Actual tax collections are substantially less than the city's budget anticipated. It was a sober reminder that our local economy is weak - weaker than city officia
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A 2007 UCLA survey showed that 26.4 percent of Shasta County residents - 45,000 people - had no private or public health insurance coverage. This would largely explain why, as health reform efforts have stalled, several polls show a majority of Americans still want Congress to continue to work on reform but are conflicted b
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For the last five years, the students at Rother Elementary and several other schools around the country recycled plastic bags though a program offered by Walmart. Schoolchildren were encouraged to be part of recycling and earn money for their schools at the same time. This program was so successful that my students last yea
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Last week in this space, I questioned Sarah Palin's willingness to face up to the media, calling her paranoid for holding two talks at which no cameras or recording devices were allowed.
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A spokesman for Gallup, in explaining the uses of its Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, suggested that it was a planning tool: Local leaders could track trends and "figure out what do they need to do to improve lives."
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MONDAY Redding Area Bus Authority: 5:15 p.m., Greyhound relocation to the Redding Intermodal Passenger Transfer Center, City Council chambers, 777 Cypress Ave., Redding, 225-4055.
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1910: A large crowd attended the dedication of Cottonwood's new Catholic Church while a choir from Sacred Heart Church in Red Bluff performed. The church was free of debt because the land was donated by Mrs. Foster and the building was put up by a subscription fund.
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Nielsen thinks he's above law In response to Jim Nielsen's recent letter to the editor claiming that the "Case is closed: I live in Gerber":
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The Shasta College women's basketball team didn't want to share this year's Golden Valley Conference title with anybody.After Saturday's 80-72 victory over College of the Siskiyous in Weed, the Knights won't have to.
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Paradise is lost. The townspeople are at the mercy of a few bad apples who are consistently making the tree look poisoned after several ugly incidents following Wednesday's boys basketball game between Enterprise and Paradise on The Ridge.
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The Northern Section Division III boys' basketball bracket made things interesting.As expected Saturday, the seeding committee made the Enterprise Hornets (19-6) the D-III top seed, and the Foothill Cougars (16-9) the No. 2 seed. Both Eastern Athletic League squads have first-round byes and won't play until the second round
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Enterprise, Central Valley and Hayfork all grabbed top seeds in the Northern Section girls' basketball playoffs after the seeding committee released the brackets Saturday.
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It certainly wasn't a surprising Saturday at the Northern Section Division I Wrestling Championships at Foothill High's Cougars' Palace.
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WINNER VONN BRONZE: Andrea Fischbacher of Austria won the Olympic super-G after Lindsey Vonn let up at the end of the race. Vonn, who settled for bronze, won in the downhill to open her Olympics and then wiped out in the slalom leg of the super-combined. She now has three days off to rest her bruised shin before Wednesday's
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Call it Hockey Day in Canada. Today features rematches of the last three men's gold-medal games when Russia plays the Czech Republic, the United States faces Canada and Sweden takes on Finland. Those are the final games of the preliminary round.
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Firefighting agencies are looking at the investigation into the 2008 death of a young firefighter in the north state woods in an effort to make their work safer.
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors will resume a public hearing on a proposed medical marijuana ordinance Tuesday after failing to make a decision two weeks ago.
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Remember when you were just about to get your driver's license and you had your permit, you were very quick to volunteer to take the car and pick up some milk for your mom? When you had to take your bicycle you couldn't be found, but now with the possibility of driving a car, things changed.
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It will be OK to carry concealed weapons in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Lassen Volcanic National Park starting Monday when a new federal law goes into effect.
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PALO CEDRO - More than 40 north state girls learned Saturday that science can be fun and they could be engineers someday. "The hope is by doing actual, hands-on activities it will make it less of a foreign idea," said Lori McNeill, a leader of the Society of Women Engineers group in Redding.
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2 motorcycle riders injured in collision Two motorcycle riders were flown to the hospital early Saturday afternoon after they collided head-on at the off-highway vehicle park at Shasta Dam.
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Can you teach a rocket scientist new tricks?
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An off-duty police lieutenant said he pulled a gun on five youths and ordered them to the ground last month because he feared for his safety and thought one of them had weapons of his own.
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Not a single radio ad has aired and the usual rash of campaign signs has yet to appear on north state lawns for the candidates running for the District 4 state Senate Republican primary this June.
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While most campaign donors give money to support the candidate they want to actually win a race, others try to spread their cash around to both challengers.
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The race for the Republican nomination for 4th District Senate seat is shaping up to be brutal.
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Okay, so 3 years ago I broke my neck while fixing my daughters Bronco, which I had no business up to my neck on in the first place! Long story here!  So, a few lingering nerve issues later, well, more exactly, a bizzare one in 300,000 condition called Arachnoiditis w/ M
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Reports the San Jose Mercury News: A number of prominent Republicans have publicly switched their support from Poizner to Whitman in recent days, including former Assembly Republican Leader Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, Rep. John Campbell, Sen. John Benoit, R-Riverside...
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From Scott Mobley's story on Thursday: Former Redding resident John Harris, a founder and chief executive of a financial software company focused on electronic bond trading, has gone a step further, calling the Stratte purchase and REU loan illegal. He...
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Two motorcycle riders were taken to the hospital by helicopter early this afternoon after they collided head-on at the off-highway vehicle park at Shasta Dam.
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The Enterprise boys and girls basketball teams each grabbed No. 1 playoff seeds, as did the Central Valley girls, as the Northern Section is releasing the brackets today. The Hornets boys are the top seed and Foothill is the second seed. Each teams have first-round byes. Enterprise faces either No. 4 Paradise or No 5 Corn
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The opening line came to me in the shower. It grew from there.Moments In GraceThere was never enough time anymore.He tries to pinpoint the exact instant in his memory when their paths diverged into separate directions, yet still managed to sweep forward, but he couldn’t select it out of the hubris.
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“I like to think they are shy,” David Walther, co-owner with his wife Cathy, of Spring Fever Nursery in Yankee Hill tells me, speaking of his beloved hellebores. “Many varieties of hellebores have flowers that fac
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Jerry is the last person to do restoration work on the Lady of Justice. He has completed making all of the finishing touches, including painting her the very same color she was way back in 1889 when she stood atop...
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Springlike weather should continue today and into next week in the north state.
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Today’s FDotD looks like it was a swingin’ pad back in the day, despite the inevitable REO green pool. It’s listed as a 4/2 of 2572 sq ft, but tax records say it’s a 672 sq ft 2/1 built in 2003, and now owned by
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From a fascinatingWSJ interview with Temple Grandin, the 'most famous autistic woman in the world': She's worried about the "handicapped mentality" that she thinks is increasing. "When I see these kids with 150 IQ and their parents want to put...
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Boy am I having a variety of computer problems. If it's not one thing... So I'm sending this fragile device off to Apple for about a 3 week stay. In the meantime, instead of trying to borrow computers to blog--I'm...
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I had the good fortune to spend a sunny day at Yosemite National Park on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. The first slide show is of vistas of Yosemite Valley. The second is of the Ahwanee Hotel in Yosemite Valley. Photos by…
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If you are a regular follower of our blog you will notice it has been a while since we last posted. As you can see we have been very busy reconfiguring everything online. When we first bought the studio 4 years ago we had to integrate our old business into the new studio business. We [...]
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Q: What three features are most buyers looking for in homes these days? What can sellers do to better target those preferences?
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Some people ask: "Have you finished your taxes?" I ask: "Are you ready for spring?" When spring is close, I'm wound up. If there are too many rainy days in a row, I start to panic because I fear I will not get to all the work I need to do. Rain is good, I realize. But it would be nice to have it spaced with dry days so we c
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The land stretches out in abundance: acres of clover and grains, woodlands and a small vineyard. A herd of cattle lazes next to a barn. Across the way two additional barns house sheep and pigs in the middle of their birthing seasons. Four greenhouses are nearby.
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Mercy Medical gets stroke care award Mercy Medical Center in Redding has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award.
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Q: Do you support stem cell research? Why or why not?
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Volunteers are the glue that holds communities together. It's hard to imagine anyone "stickier" than "Hutch" Hutchinson. Mason, Elk, Rotarian, founding member of the Redding Trade Club - "He was everywhere and into everything, even if it pissed off Phyliss (his wife of 53 years)," recalled Chris Wordlow of Shasta.
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Does this sound like Obama?Many my professor, in a European history class, described the Hitler phenomenon as "a nation that chose to go mad."
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The Redding City Council agreed Tuesday evening to delay a proposed ballot measure on city workers' pensions and instead try to negotiate concessions with city unions over the next few months.
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Local blues musician Terry Pelayo believes there are others of his ilk who crave a great performance, and he's acting on his vision to expand the scope of R&B-style music locally by bringing big-name musicians to Redding.
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2010. There are 314 days left in the year.
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The other day, a friend of mine, Joe, called and said, "I have to ask you something. I was driving north on North Market and had turned left (east) onto Lake Boulevard and was going to turn right onto Hilltop when I observed the light was red, but there was a green arrow for the Hilltop turn. I didn't know exactly what I wa
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Redding police arrest 3 burglary suspects Redding police arrested two men and a juvenile Friday after the trio drove away from a home that they allegedly burglarized.
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A captain with the Anderson Fire Protection District who was arrested in December on suspicion of embezzling $350 from the volunteer firefighter association's fundraising account pleaded not guilty Friday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A 43-year-old Redding man has been charged with grand theft, financial elder abuse and other crimes after he persuaded people to trade him items for $7 million worth of property he didn't own, police said Friday.
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A 28-year-old Redding man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he assaulted a Red Bluff man Saturday morning outside a fast-food restaurant on Pine Street in Redding.
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Gun shop manager Patrick Jones says he wants to sell as many firearms as he can.
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Shasta County was the 19th most unhealthy county in California, while neighboring Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties were even less healthy, according to a new report that compares overall health of the nation's counties.
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The San Francisco Giants are returning to the radio dial in Redding.
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A retired Shasta County Superior Court judge Friday granted a temporary restraining order against a Redding police lieutenant who is being accused by the family of a Redding teenager of hitting, kicking and threatening to kill him and his four friends last month.
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What: Rivercity Jazz Society Presents “Night Hawks” When: Feb 21, 1 to 5 p.m. Where: Elks Lodge 250 Elk Drive, Redding Cost: General Admission $15 Members Admission $10 Student Admission $2 Children up to age 12 free “Night HawksR
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What: 4th Annual FurBall, a fundraiser for homeless animals presented by Another Chance Animal Wellfare League When: Feb. 20 Yappy Hour at 5:30 p.m.: Preview auction items, visits friends and enjoy live music and beverages. Dinner at 7 p.m.: No-host bar and live and silent…
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Redding police arrested two men and a juvenile today after the trio drove away from a home that they allegedly burglarized.
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What: Oaksong Music Society presents Jim Hurst When: Feb. 20, 8 p.m. doors open at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 Available from Bernie’s Guitar 223-2040 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year 2001 & 2002. N
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A 43-year-old Redding man has been charged with grand theft, financial elder abuse and other crimes after he convinced people to trade him items for $7 million worth of property he didn’t own, police said today.
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The San Francisco Giants are returning to the radio dial in Redding.
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deuce560 guessed it correctly as being located "...across Clear Creek just downstream of the old mill site off of Trinity Mountain Rd. about a half mile north of Hwy 299." Everyone who has ever driven to French Gulch has passed...
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Conservative crime-fighting SoCal Sen. George Runner has a new bill: @ SEX OFFENDERS: RUNNER LEGISLATION WILL REMOVE YOU FROM SOCIAL WEBSITES SACRAMENTO - Sen. George Runner (R-Antelope Valley) today introduced legislation that will stop convicted sexual predators on parole from...
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That's roughly $17 for an orchestra seat. Such a deal. Show's at 7:30 tonight at the Cascade. Here's the e-mail from JPR: At this point we have quite a few tickets remaining ... and so, in an attempt to allow...
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Here's word of an interesting discussion that could have a major impact on Northern California: Two senior House Republicans are accusing the Interior Department of "working in secret" on a plan to "lock up vast expanses of land in Western...
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Miller-McCune Editor John Mecklin writes that journalists should never, ever write about redistricting, which he describes as "a news soporific of amazing potency," but then ignores his own advice and takes the plunge anyway. So what could make me take...
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The OC Register's Brian Joseph has a rich story about how lawmakers leverage their allowance for expenses while in Sacramento doing the people's business. Read the whole thing, but here's the bit that piqued my interest. The Register says its...
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The number of mortgages with permanently lowered monthly payments under the Obama administration’s foreclosure prevention program increased dramatically in January. In all, the number went up to 116,297, with an additional 76,482 modifications approved and awaiting acceptance by the borrower, the…
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Recreation Calendar: Feb. 19, 2010
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Have you ever broken off a relationship with a friend because it was unhealthy for your self-esteem? Were you proud of your decision or did you regret it? View 1489 Answers Not that
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Erin worked hard on getting out the February issue of The Voter, the newsletter of the League of Women Voters. Events around Women’s History Month are coming up so there is lots associated with that celebration. Be sure and join their LWV group on Facebook, and help us grow the number of local people who [...]
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The sunny warm weather will leave us today. The clouds are gathering. The happy pinwheel I bought yesterday will get soaked by rain. These four large birds were hanging out in a tree not far from our yard. We are two doors from the river so I guess the turkey buzzards were taking a break from their [...]
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Well, here's an interesting development. Invoking the specter of a century-old Los Angeles water grab, Northern California farmers have filed a lawsuit that may escalate the state's ongoing water crisis. The farmers say the San Joaquin Valley communities hardest hit...
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Can you guess where this mysterious thing/place is located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess where this mysterious place is located, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from...
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February is Black History Month, and a big event to mark the month is planned for this week at Shasta College. The 6 p.m. Wednesday event will include a film, poetry readings, media presentations, music and speeches by students and community leaders.…
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This was an easy choice.Bittersweet, really.The Knack, arguably the best power-pop band ever, lost its lead singer,Doug Fieger, to cancer on Feb. 14.If you're of a certain age, you've probably a copy of "Get The Knack" from 1979. I had it
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Today’s FDotD is a 2001 built 3/2 of 1504 sq ft, according to the listing. It’s in a great neighborhood called St Thomas off Hilltop Drive.  It’s very near to shopping of all sorts, and a short walk indeed to the River Trail and the Sundial Bridge at the base of the bluffs. It looks like
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A captain with the Anderson Fire Protection District who was arrested in December on suspicion of embezzling $350 from the volunteer firefighter association’s fundraising account pleaded not guilty during his arraignment today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Winter’s not over.
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Recently I’ve read in three places that California is still suffering from drought. The Los Angeles Times, the U.S. Drought Monitor and the Western Regional Climate Center in Reno all gave their assur
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It's a quarter to three... there's no one in the place but you and me... so set 'em up, Joe, I've got a little story -Oops. Wrong song. This isn't Frank Sinatra time; I feel more like Tom Waits right now. Tom Waits with a head cold.The sinus and coughing thing has gained strength and variety, with sn
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When you crave Chinese food, what do you order? Where do you order from?
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historical places in the north state.
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We had a taste of nightlife in Chico recently. It rattled some old memories of my college years down there. Day or night, you can't help but notice that Chico is fueled by younger folks.
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Chasing one's dreams in the Big Apple can be a rough-and-tumble proposition, and it's no different when the dreamer in question is a life-sized puppet named Princeton who gets help from characters like the Bad Idea Bear.
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For a well-established folk singer with 30 years of experience as a writer and performer, Suzanne Vega is no stranger to innovation.
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Though the weather this week wasn't typical of February in Redding, the North State Symphony draws on the influences of composers from some notably chilly regions for the forthcoming performance "Hot Passions from Cold Climates" with a guest appearance by renowned pianist Natalya Shkoda.
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Jim Hurst, International Bluegrass Music Association's Guitar Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Bernie's Guitar.
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In the latter days of the Carter presidency, it became fashionable to say that the office had become unmanageable and was simply too big for one man.
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Summit would end deniability Ruth Marcus (column, Feb. 11) asks, What would a summit accomplish?
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What will last longer? The open space or the controversy?
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The sixth-seeded Anderson High School girls soccer team fell 2-1 in overtime to No. 3 Las Plumas in the Division I soccer playoffs Thursday in Oroville.
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The Eastern Athletic League's girls basketball title will have a higher latitude for the first time.Enterprise put the finishing touches on the school's first EAL title Thursday by suffocating Foothill at Manatowa Gymnasium, and the 47-29 victory officially sends the title to a city not named Chico. The Hornets (12-1 EAL, 2
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Today is Friday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2010. There are 315 days left in the year.
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The paint that was shot all over it came off the Shasta Union High School District bus that took the Enterprise High School basketball team to and from Paradise High on Wednesday.
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Children of the first responders to the Cantara Loop spill of 1991 received a pleasant surprise in the mail this week.
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The investigation into the mysterious Saturday shooting of a Weed man in the parking lot at a fast-food restaurant in Redding has resulted in the arrest of four men, Redding police investigators said Thursday.
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Country music star Sara Evans will help raise cash and food donations for Redding's homeless shelter next month.
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Federal trail builders are set to pave a former railroad grade between Keswick and Shasta dams.
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Turtle Bay eagles have second egg Liberty laid another egg on Thursday.
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Counting homeless people is rarely an exact science, especially in the snowy eastern reaches of Shasta County in the dead of winter.
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As those behind an agreement to remove dams along the Klamath River celebrated a ceremonial signing Thursday in Oregon's Capitol, Siskiyou County's elected leaders continue to oppose tearing out the dams.
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A passenger who jumped out of a car tonight on Oasis Road may have broken his leg, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
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Portland Business Journal has a feel-good item: Bob Moore turned 81 on Monday. To celebrate, he gave his company to his employees. I think creating an employee stock-ownership program is a little subtler than just handing over the deed, but...
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Enjoy a fabulous salad bar luncheon, floral design demonstrations, silent auction and raffle after picking up a variety of plants at the Redding Wonderland Spring Frolic Luncheon on Saturday, March 27. All proceeds will provide scholarships for students in the Shasta College Horticulture program.
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I went to see one of my favorite artists, James McMurtry, perform at the Palms Playhouse in Winters this week. More on that excellent show in a minute. First, I want to highlight what looks like a stellar weekend of performances…
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Liberty has laid another egg. Nest watchers report that the female half Redding's famous bald eagle pair laid an egg at 4:32 p.m. today and Denise Yergenson, spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation in Redding, confirmed it at 5:30 p.m. Liberty also laid an egg Monday afternoon.
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Rep. Tom McClintock minces no words in his take on the Klamath Basin agreement: At a time when Californians are paying the highest electricity prices in the Continental United States and when officials can't guarantee enough electricity to keep the...
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Counting the homeless is rarely an exact science, especially in the snowy eastern reaches of Shasta County in the dead of winter.
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With guitarist Frank DiSalvo this weekend. Click here for a listing of other upcoming live performances. Cool how many local restaurants and watering holes are offering live music these days....
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The investigation into the mysterious Saturday shooting of a Weed man in the parking lot at a fast-food restaurant in Redding has resulted in the arrest of four men, Redding police announced today.
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Lower home prices combined with low interest rates bumped up the First-Time Buyer Housing Affordability Index (FTB-HAI) for California to 64%. During the bubble, this index bottomed out just over 20%.  This number reflects the number of households that can afford an entry-level home assuming a 10% down payment and
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City Attorney.....................................................$240.00 City Clerk..........................................................$220.00 Night Watchman...............................................$1105.00 Marshall.......................................................... $1102.57 Fee to Marshall for killing 9
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After deleting countless comments calling for mob justice and prison rape, we've decided to stop allowing comments on Redding.com stories that deal with child molestation. It's unusual for us to remove comments from a whole category of stories, but in this case it's a relatively easy decision. Despite whatever mino
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Country music star Sara Evans will help raise cash and food donations for Redding’s homeless shelter next month.
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The Daniel Rodriguez concert at the Redding Convention Center has been canceled.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Robert Ingram of the Fort Crook Historical Society sent me the following request. If you haven't seen the Round Barn at the Fort Crook Museum, this would be a great time to see it. It's very easy to find....
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1. Enterprise Starship Variety Hour 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday, and 1 p.m. Saturday at David Marr Auditorium, 2200 Eureka Way in Redding. Enterprise High students will sing and dance to a variety of pop, rock, soul and swing songs from artists including Pink Floyd, Beach Boys, Michael Jackson and more. In
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Andrew Heller is a classically trained pop tenor (and a scientific engineer) who resides part-time in Zenia in Trinity County. He has been nominated Entertainer of the Year by the Inspirational Country Music Association.
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Don Hirbe left his mark on Redding. In 1962, he brought the pastrami sandwich to town when he opened Don’s Sandwich Shop on Bechelli Lane. Redding was “a very small town (pop. 13,000) with a couple of burger places. There were no delis here then,” Hirbe recalled. “They didn’t even know what a pastrami sandwich was
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Since the revival of the Cascade Theatre some years back, and even before, the 1700 block of Market Street has long been desired as a prime location to set up shop. Over the years, numerous businesses have opened their doors with the intention of becoming a downtown destination. Previous occupants have included Chocolate de
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I dunno. Are measures like the VoteSafe initiative, which the Grass Valley Union reports Sen. Sam Aanestad is helping promote, an honest response to a genuine problem? Or are they just a Republican attempt to make voting a little more...
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With her focus on ordinary people and real-world subjects, acoustic singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega heads to the north state this week for a performance at Redding ’s historic Cascade Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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E-mail from Ed Rullman: Hi Marc... Too bad about the film festival in Mt Shasta...Remember that the 2nd Annual "Sundial Film Festival" in Redding is alive and well! Sponsored by local businesses thru the Rotary Club of Redding, the dates...
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Apparently, the squirrels that keep the comment engine running for this this blog are feeling as sick as I am this week, because Ed Marek reports he could not make a response to my post about nuclear power and TANC. Ed's p
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From the SacBee: (Ray) Kerridge's resignation comes amid three years of declining city budgets, as well as infighting among City Council members and recent allegations of impropriety and poor management in some city departments. ...The Utilities Department is also under...
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Movie-going in Redding is getting more interesting. Two programs — one at the Redding Library and one at Shasta College – bring foreign and independent films to the area. And both are FREE. An international film class at Shasta College, taught by Leo Fong, is open…
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The Shasta Society of Brewers had a social gathering to hoist a few pints at the Ale House in Redding last night. Despite the photo, the place was pretty packed. So was Bleachers next door, and Bert and Ernie’s, down a half block. The parking lots were full. Redding has developed quite a bar scene [...]
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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 did not enter her plea today in Tehama County Superior Court.
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We’ve been out to today’s FDotD. It’s back off the road down a lengthy driveway, and sort of perched on 1.8 acres of a northeastern facing hillside, so it seems quite private. Records say it was built in 1958, and is a 4/2 of 2231 sq ft. The prior $399K listing from 2004 fairly gushed the
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A 55-year-old Redding man was sentenced this morning in Shasta County Superior Court to 15 years to life in prison after he pleaded no contest last month to molesting a four-year-old girl.
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A 24-year-old Redding man was taken into custody early this morning after he fought with police officers following another fight in which he reportedly punched a woman in the face, kicked her while she was on the ground and brandished a knife.
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Better enjoy the sun today.
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Power Source Top 20 recording artist Andrew Heller will appear in concert March 20, 2010, at The Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center in Weaverville, CA. His program will be “Mostly Broadway,” featuring a repertoire of (mostly) romantic show tunes, many of…
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OneWord is a great little prompt. Sixty seconds to write something with a word that's provided.That word is "spoon."There’s warmth here, even under a thin blanket. What began as twisted flesh in sweaty passion has morphed into this place – dark, quiet. She breathes lig
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  “Eat right, exercise, get plenty of sleep, take time out of each day and spend a moment with the one you love”.  This isn’t new information, but finding a balance in yo
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The Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery & Cultural Center celebrated the opening of its latest art exhibit, “RED,” on Friday, Jan. 29, in Mt. Shasta. In the past, it has been up to the jury to bestow B
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  What: Cypress School Penny Drive to Benefit Haiti Relief Fund Where: Cypress Elementary School When: The month of February Details: The school invites everyone to co
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Who is your favorite President? Why? (Click here to answer.)
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STARS (AND STRIPES) COME OUT: Lindsey Vonn, Shani Davis and Shaun White capped a spectacular day for the United States at the Vancouver Olympics, each winning gold medals and fulfilling the high expectations they carried north of the border.
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Delayed a bit by the weather and nearly derailed by a shin injury, the Lindsey Vonn show is now under way. So far, it’s been worth the wait. Vonn won the women’s downhill Wednesday, and NBC will show her next event, the super-combined, in prime time today. The men’s figure skating free skate and women’s halfpipe als
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Whistle-blower to talk in Chico The College of Business at Chico State University will host a lecture by notorious whistle-blower Mark Whitacre at 5 p.m. March 1.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2010. There are 316 days left in the year.
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The Hornets got a scare on The Ridge.The Enterprise High boys' basketball team shook off a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Paradise High Bobcats 57-54 Wednesday and keep pace in the race for the Eastern Athletic League title.
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The Redding City Council on Tuesday approved selling the 82-acre Stratte property off Interstate 5 south of town to the Redding Rancheria for $1.575 million.
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John Miller has seen Red Bluff High School athletics through the eyes of an assistant coach, parent and teacher. Now his view will be from one of the premiere positions - varsity football coach.
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For Kenneth McMillian and the Chico Panthers, Wednesday's 71-57 win over Shasta at Harlan Carter Gymnasium was a statement.Not to the Wolves, necessarily. But perhaps to themselves, Pleasant Valley and whoever the Panthers draw in the upcoming Division II playoffs.
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Wednesday night was my first taste of junior college athletics. And I don't mean first taste as a reporter - I mean it was literally the first time I had ever been to any JC sporting event.
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All season long, the Knights women's basketball team kept saying it was gunning for another league title.Not many gave the Knights a chance for that.
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Water levels at Lake Shasta continue to climb, granting fishermen access to long-dry boat ramps and giving marina owners some hope that crowds will return this summer after two long, dry seasons.
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Mayers Memorial Hospital District in Fall River Mills was fined $50,000 after hospital staff members' "inadequate care" led to the death of a patient, state health officials announced Wednesday.
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There are many situations in life where one's family must make a decision. If handled well, these decisions can bring the family closer together. Handled poorly, these same decisions can drive a wedge between family members and, at worst, lead to a family divorce.
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All three of our children became athletes before they started school and among them, played eight different sports. The hours I've spent watching my kids play sports and my husband coach over the past 27 years add up to nine straight months of watching competitions - 24/7.
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Shasta County residents are among the unhappiest and unhealthiest in the United States, according to a Gallup poll conducted last year.
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Suspicious device wasn't a pipe bomb Ellis Street in Redding was shut down for a short time Wednesday afternoon while the Shasta County Bomb Squad investigated a suspicious device.
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Blake McCabe has his new heart.The 15-year-old former Redding resident, who had waited months for a transplant, was given new life on Jan. 25 during a 12-hour operation at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto.
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Maybe booze is not recession proof. In an effort to infuse life into its Martini Bar, where the hours had been cut to two days a week before it closed Jan. 1, Win-River Casino is remodeling the space into a poker room.
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A dangerous stretch of road will get a long-planned straightening starting next month thanks to $6.4 million in federal stimulus funds.
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Progress at Buckeye School of the Arts in Redding means a new multipurpose room, parking lot and landscaping, but it also means the preschool on campus will be kicked out of its current building by the end of the school year.
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I've had a powerful dry cough for several days and I woke up with sinuses letting me know they aren't happy. Went to work, cleared everything off my desk that had to be handled, came back home, and that is how I was present to see this. I'm putting this here for my own recollections so feel free to skip.Short h
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Ellis Street in Redding was shut down for a short time this afternoon while the Shasta County Bomb Squad investigated a suspicious device.
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Firefighters went to a residential structure fire tonight about three miles east of Manton in Tehama County.
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Firefighters extinguished a fire tonight in a water-heater space at the Caravan Mobile Home Park off Highway 273.
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MERCY WINGS NETWORK TO MOBILIZE FOR HAITI Mercy Wings Network, a nonprofit organization recently formed in Redding, hopes to mobilize on its first mission to Haiti within the coming weeks. The team will be using a de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter from Mile-Hi Skydiving in Longmont, CO, a cargo aircraft capable of operating out
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Mayers Memorial Hospital District in Fall River Mills was fined $50,000 after hospital staff members’ “inadequate care” led to the death of a patient, state health officials announced today.
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Done in by the economy, writes founder and director Jeffrey Winters. Here's the obit....
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ANDERSON — Emergency personnel were being sent this afternoon to a reported traffic accident involving a big rig on southbound Interstate 5 north of Deschutes Road.
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Back to work on my Frida doll.   I made purple and tomato red flowers for the top of her braid wrap and these are a pair of earrings I will give her once I’ve sewn her head to her body. The purple does not show up well in this photo. Maybe I’ll replace them with pale [...]
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Press release from Chico State University: 'The Informant' Whistle-blower Mark Whitacre to Address White-collar Crimes The College of Business at California State University, Chico, will host a lecture by notorious whistle-blower Mark Whitacre at 5 p.m. on March 1, in...
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Picture, if you will, Opening Night 2009 of “The Vagina Monologues” at Red Bluff’s State Theater: Advance sales of 75 tickets suddenly swelled to a crowd of 400 and delayed the curtain-raising as theater staff scra
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The TSA's new directive to randomly swab passengers' hands for explosive residue...what with all our gun owners and indigenous and visiting hunters....
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I received an email letting me know the historic Kingsbury ranchhouse at Igo was being demolished today for safety reasons. It suffered more storm damages recently and it was just a matter of time before it fell to the ground...
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On Scott Mobley's story on the sale of the controversial city-owned Stratte property to the Redding Rancheria: Serge_A_Storms writes: Amazing, the only property in California to not lose value. Actually, Mike Warren convinced the city council to overpay in '04...
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Hitman brings campaign message to Lafayette -- Republican gubernatorial candidate and former eBay chief Meg Whitman, flanked by two large flat-screen monitors that echoed her numbered talking points, pounded out her stump speech before a sold-out gathering of the Commonwealth...
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Those dreaded red-light cameras at Redding intersections appear to be working. Redding Police Chief Peter Hansen says in his annual report that the automated cameras are responsible, at least in part, for a 5.49 percent decrease in traffic collisions throughout the city. More…
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She plays the Cascade Theatre Friday night. Here's a link to a recent New Yorker profile. An interesting excerpt: Vega explained that a couple of years ago, after she was dropped by her record label, "I noticed that a lot...
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Shasta County’s courts, which were closed on Friday and Monday for the Lincoln and Presidents’ Day holidays, are again closed today.
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Why do they taunt me?
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Today’s FDotD has Churn Creek in the backyard. It creates a pleasant atmosphere. It’s a 1981 built 3/2 of 1196 sq ft that has been remodeled. We don’t think these were originally stucco, so that’s a plus. From what we can tell, this one can qualify for the C
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Another sunny day with a high temperature of 73 degrees is on tap today for the Redding area, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say.
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The Chico Creek Nature Center is more than a gateway to Bidwell Park. It’s a place where wild animals and their strange yet familiar homes can be experienced. It’s a place where children and their
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are occur, ragged and tidy.The Recently DepartedThere’s a fly in the cramped waiting area, incessantly buzzing and flitting to and fro.It turns his stomach just a little.“Filthy little bastard,”
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It’s mid-February, and even in the colder sections of the North State the time is now for planning and even planting your spring and summer vegetable seeds and starts – inside and out. On Feb. 15, I hosted a special…
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If you could live in any home on a television series, what would it be?
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Dear Lynne: My boyfriend and I love the Vietnamese soup, pho. We’d appreciate knowing how to make it at home. Can you help us? — Keri in Seattle Dear Keri: I, too, am a pho fan, especially right now with snow on the ground, although I’ve slurped down my share through the summer, too. For those who haven’t
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The Redding City Council on Tuesday evening approved a plan to plug a looming multimillion dollar hole in its general fund — the pool of money that pays for public safety, planning and parks.
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The prospect of getting a construction job today in Shasta County is bleak.
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The rivalry between the Enterprise High and Paradise High girls basketball teams is a nitpicker's delight. Every free throw, every loose ball and each quick shuffle of the feet are pieces of the puzzle that come together to decide which team is the best in the Northern Section's Division III grouping. On Tuesday at Manatow
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Whiskeytown officials are considering snuffing out smoking at swimming beaches around the popular lake west of Redding.
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Rescue personnel tend to Andrew Scott Brown, 19, of Redding after he rolled his SUV on Interstate 5 on Tuesday.
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Rescue personnel tend to Andrew Scott Brown, 19, of Red Bluff after he rolled his SUV on Interstate 5 on Tuesday.
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For the second straight game, the West Valley High boys' basketball team went berserk from beyond the 3-point arc Tuesday and registered a Northern Athletic League victory, 82-52 over the Yreka Miners. West Valley was successful on 12 of its 3-point attempts.
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Marcus Zachary heads into the Division II tournament on Saturday with a spotless 36-0 record and there's a good chance that streak will stretch into the 40s by the time the Northern Section Masters Tournament is finished next weekend. If Zachary can reach 45 wins, he would join some impressive company among the all-time gre
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Mary Stegall announced Tuesday she will not seek re-election to the Redding City Council this fall.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2010. There are 317 days left in the year.
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HASTA LAKE — When Tom Campbell rolled out of bed Monday, his calendar had two days on it — Tuesday and Friday. Well, Tom, as Lynyrd Skynyrd put it, Tuesday's gone and it came and went with the Central Valley High School girls basketball team beat Corning 45-35. "One down, one to go," Campbell said. Now, the Falcons can
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Redding School District trustees voted Tuesday to issue layoff notices to 25 full-time teachers in the district for 2010-2011.
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Redding will ban smoking at City Hall.
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The Redding City Council this evening approved selling the 82-acre Stratte property off Interstate 5 south of town to the Redding Rancheria for $1.575 million.
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It must be Dr. Ron Reece, who dutifully -- and passionately -- takes to the podium at Redding City Council meetings to stick up for the idea of preserving the Stratte Property as open space, the vision of creating a...
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The Redding City Council this evening approved a plan to plug a looming multi-million dollar hole in its general fund budget, the pool of money that pays for public safety, planning and parks.
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One problem with being a one-man-band here at the Café de Mello is that if my rather surly and temperamental muse goes on strike, or I am abducted by aliens, or I go on a bender, or life intrudes—as it did last week (I will explain shortly)—everything comes to a halt. I am, therefore, looking for one o
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Hear Redding's self-styled "sonic iconoclast, aural provocateur" is ailing. Get better soon, Slam. Wanna see you playing at Vintage in 2010. A link to his MySpace page. I like "Life of a Millionaire" and "Martini Bruises." The usual Tipper Gore...
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A July 7 trial date was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a 41-year-old Redding man accused of raping an 18-year-old mentally disabled woman.
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Andrew Scott Brown, 19, of Redding received serious injuries in a rollover accident on Interstate 5 this afternoon.
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Three men accused of orchestrating a $200 million real estate and investment Ponzi scheme have a new judge and a new preliminary hearing date.
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It was striking moment during last night's "tea party" talk with City Councilors Rick Bosetti and Pat Jones: Bosetti mentioned, in passing, the names of Mary Stegall and Missy McArthur, which caused the room to erupt in boos. Was it...
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Tehama County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a vandal who spilled 500 gallons of diesel fuel at a ranch near Vina.
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As a veteran of processing over 100 short sales in Redding and Shasta County I can tell you; sometimes things just don’t add up.  Many times I’ve seen banks turn down offers and later sell the property after foreclosure for less than our original offer.  How can this be?  It just doesn’t make sense, or does it?
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Redding police are continuing to piece together today the circumstances of a Saturday night shooting that hospitalized the adult son of a Shasta County jail inmate accused of attempted murder, sodomy and other crimes.
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The Foothill High School’s Key Club donated 2,200 pairs of jeans to go to homeless people in Haiti after they hosted a Teens for Jeans drive last week.
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The Obama administration now says it will back low-interest loans to help build two nuclear power reactors in Georgia. What does this have to do with TANC, the effort to erect giant power lines across the north state? At t
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By the standards of California, Redding City Councilwoman Mary Stegall is pretty middle-of-the-road. But in Redding, she's found herself a perpetually besieged liberal standard-bearer --- a prime target of conservatives who tried to unseat her in 2004 and '06, and...
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The Chinese who lived here during the Gold Rush years were very generous during Christmas and other holidays and often gave gifts to the whites which included silk handkerchiefs, embroidered scarves, candies, firecrackers, and a bowl containing a Sacred Lily...
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Newsweek has a great piece on the profits and potential losses of hiring a business executive to run our political institutions. The lead: To hear Jon Corzine tell it, Meg Whitman is either deceiving us or deceiving herself. Like Whitman,...
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Mary Stegall announced today she will not seek re-election to the Redding City Council this fall.
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Car wrecks, rapes and reports of domestic violence were down, but aggravated assaults, robberies and burglaries spiked in Redding in 2009.
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Tomorrow will be the beginning of Lent for the Catholic Church and for Catholics around the world. It is a beautiful 40 day preparation period of self-reflection, prayer, penance, and alms-giving.
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Finished my order for a passle of big DarcyArts catnip squddies. We are getting back into the regular pattern of our week after the long Presidents Day/Valentine’s Day weekend. It was so pleasant to spend time with Brian and Emily. I feel very good about them as a pair. Good energy, mellow, smart. I should have captur
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A 72-year-old Jones Valley man suffered a sudden heart attack only seconds before his pickup went into an embankment Thursday morning at Dry Creek Road near West Elk Trail in Jones Valley, his widow said today.
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Any member of the artistic community of Redding and Shasta County should read this.....
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Gorgeous views of Lassen and Redding city lights from existing building site. New well & septic system installed. Well produces approximately 20 gpm of good water according to seller. Private setting nestled in the trees yet clo
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A new poll has found that people in the Western United States tend to be happier and healthier than those in other regions. The annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, based on interviews with more than 350,000 people nationwide, found that Western states typically…
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I was heartbroken when my flash unit failed a few weeks ago. Especially because the repair center wanted nearly as much money to fix it as it originally cost. Repair or replace? It’s a tough call. I spent 10 years or so of my career as an electronics tech, so I decided to try to fix [...]
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Here’s a Freddie Mac asset out in Cottonwood out off Bowman Road. According to records, it’s on 1.23 acre. The last record of sale we could find was 2000,
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It’s Tuesday, time for the NaiSaiKu Challenge. What’s that? It’s my occasional stab at poetry, administered by Andy Sewina. It’s kind of like haiku, but not.embers pop, warming fire,flicker flames paint shadow
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The March 9 trial of three teenagers accused of beating a homeless man to death in April was postponed today in Shasta County Superior Court until May 5.
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Mostly sunny skies with spring-like temperatures are in Redding’s weather forecast for the next few days.
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I don’t remember how many years it’s been since I first tucked a resin black Santa figurine in my kids’ Christmas stockings. I bought them at Morrison’s Discount Wareho
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Warning: If you are of delicate sensibility and abhor reading novels with violence, profanity, sex or just an overall vulgar attitude, you probably should stop reading now. No doubt your overall mental
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You may be following the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, which began over the weekend. As I write this, the U.S. Men’s Hockey Team just finished its opening round game against Switzerland. Ray Tufts, an Anderson High and Shasta College graduate, is…
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As we begin to enter the Lenten Season (Tomorrow) it is a great time to slow down, quiet down, and reflect on who we are and who Jesus Christ is to us. This is a great picture to gaze at, with its multidimens
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When copper replaced gold as the top mineral produced in Shasta County in 1897, it brought with it great prosperity for the mine operators and the many local businesses related to the industry. But the smelters these mines used caused significant environmental damage in the region.
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THE GOP STRATEGY: The Senate Republicans are on a sure course to gaining seats in 2010. By simply keeping the Democrats from accomplishing anything, which they have been very successful at, they now accurately accuse the Democrats of failing to accomplish anything and thus not deserving to be re-elected.
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At long last, there are signs Californians might become a little inventive in the face of financial crisis.
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For good or ill, one of the most dramatic changes in California's cities in the past year is the spread of storefront dispensaries selling medical marijuana, a trend that's made parts of conservative Redding feel like Amsterdam.
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City taking step in right direction Thursday, two academic researchers from the Center for Regional Change at UC Davis released a new report on the two initiatives around employee retirement compensation that Redding's City Council has been considering placing on the June ballot.
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1910: Plans were being made to build a fireproof hospital in Redding. Dr. Stabel and other prominent citizens probably would let a contract in a few days for a substantial structure to be built, costing about $20,000. The building would occupy the site of the former St. Caroline Hospital, which was razed to the ground by a
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The Falcons are starting to soar at the right time. Heading into the final week of the regular season and with the basketball playoff seeding set for Saturday, the Central Valley High School girls basketball team jumped to No. 1 in the Northern Section Division IV playoff points standings released Monday by the section offi
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Old dynamite found in a tackle box in garage SHASTA LAKE — A stick of dynamite estimated to be at least 20 years old was blown up Monday by members of the Shasta County Sheriff's Office bomb squad after it was found in the garage of a home near Central Valley High School.
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Liberty laid her first egg on Presidents Day.
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Popular at such tourist haunts as Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, the bicycle rickshaw has arrived at the Sundial Bridge in Redding.
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A Redding police dog helped find a man suspected of attempting to rob an east Redding convenience store.
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The way Yreka High School cross country and track and field coach Pam Borg sees it coaching is all about paying it forward. She learned a love of running as a young girl and was mentored by her coach Augie Argabright. "Augie inspired me to want to coach," Borg said Monday. Borg, who has been coaching for 20 years, was name
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Different week, same story. Nothing changed in the Northern Section Division III boys basketball standings, as Enterprise remains entrenched in the No. 1 seed with 4 playoff points, while Foothill has a stranglehold on the second seed with 7 points. The Hornets and Cougars play each other Friday at the Cougars' Palace. But
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West Valley grabbed a pair of Division I No. 2 seeds as the Northern Section office released the seeds for the boys and girls soccer playoffs. Both the boys and girls teams have byes on Thursday, the opening day of playoffs.
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SHASTA LAKE — Developing regulations governing the cultivation of medical marijuana within the city, including possibly requiring a permit, is the focus of a Thursday Shasta Lake Planning Commission meeting.
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Long Beach State golfer Austin Love shot a 1-over 72 Monday at the Battle at the Beach at the Pelican Hill Golf Course. The former Foothill High school golfer rebounded from an opening-day 76. Love hit all 14 fairways and hit 13 of 18 greens in regulation. He could have gone lower, but had 32 putts.
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What's more important in Canada, a preliminary-round hockey game against Norway or a chance for a gold medal in snowboarding? We'll find out today, when the Canadian men play their first hockey game of the Vancouver Olympics. Canada's Maelle Ricker is also expected to contend in women's snowboardcross, which NBC will air in
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MEDAL FOR MILLER: Bode Miller broke his personal streak of major championship failures by taking the bronze in the downhill. The American had won two silvers at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games and a full load of world championship medals before he went bust in Turin four years ago.
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Anthem aka Blue Cross aka Wellpoint (really, maybe the mergers are part of the problem) has single-handedly given proponents of health-insurance reform new hope, with reports of rate increases as high as the 30 percent range on individual policies. A...
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A man was stabbed in downtown Redding on Monday night, according to police reports.
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Redding may not ask voters in June whether the City Clerk should be appointed or elected after all.
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Caught Rick Bosetti and Pat Jones speaking to the Redding Tea Party this evening, mostly about the question of whether there will be a ballot measure to change the city clerk's office from elected to appointed. (Ten bucks says the...
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We left early yesterday morning and drove to San Francisco. There was a bit of fog - okay, quite a bit of fog - when we got there, but it's San Francisco, what do you expect? But it wasn't windy or rainy and we had our jackets, so we were OK.We walked a lot, partly due to liking to walk and partly
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SHASTA LAKE — A stick of dynamite estimated to be at least 20 years old was blown up today by members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad after it was found earlier in the garage of a Shasta Lake home near Central Valley High School.
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Liberty laid her first egg on President's Day.
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Most definitely not. The customary copy of "An Inconvenient Truth" was conveniently missing from Palin's room at the eco-friendly Gaia Shasta Hotel & Spa, where she and her daughter freshened up before Palin's sold-out appearances at the recent Sierra Cascade...
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Here's an interesting bit of speculation about the future of the Internet. If you leave a response on a Huffington Post story, for instance, it can, via Facebook Connect, automatically be shared with your friends on Facebook; subsequent responses by...
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Regina Genter returns to work at Shasta.com to help with Website Marketing, Online Advertising and Website Development.
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It's on the city council's closed session agenda again tomorrow night. My hunch is the Rancheria will probably bail out the city, paying more or less what Mike Warren paid near the peak of the real estate bubble. Meantime, here's...
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Local children win awards from DAR.
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Local children win awards from DAR.
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That’s right! An experimental program has been launched to entice homeowners not to walk away from their mortgages that are underwater by offering a cash reward if they keep their payments current. According to a Wall Street Journal blog, Loan Value Group LLC is launching a pilot program to determ
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Redding police caught a suspect who ran from them through several backyards this morning in Redding's Buckeye neighborhood.
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Homily (6th Sunday Ordinary Time - Year C) Today's Gospel speaks of the Beatitudes, the Blessings. We have all heard these passages before, some of us 100's of times, but have we ever really underst
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Keswick began as a copper mining town. It was named by Mountain Copper Company for its president Lord William Keswick of London in 1896. Mountain Copper Company was the owner of the now probably world famous Iron Mountain Mine. The...
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Jim Reed, a Democratic challenger running against longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. Wally Herger, has sent out 2,500 mailers that when opened, play audio recordings of Herger lauding a man who called himself “proud right-wing terrorist.”
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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A tussle outside a Red Bluff bar early Sunday morning led police to gun and drug arrests.
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Nothing much jumped out at us from today’s crop of foreclosures, so out of curiosity we looked for the oldest REO listing in the MLS. You may have seen this home driving on Bechelli Lane. It’s right across from Riverview Golf Club, so could well be described as a countr
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A message to former Vice President Dick Cheney: Would you please, please shut up now? Cheney is on the offensive (in both senses of the word) again, slamming the Obama administration for not doing enough to protect the nation from terrorism.…
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A Redding police dog helped find a man suspected of attempting Sunday afternoon to rob an east Redding convenience store.
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Traffic was temporarily reduced to one-lane on Victor Avenue at Vega Street this morning after a car slammed into a light pole.
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A sunny Presidents Day is on tap for Redding today, with clear skies and a high near 68 degrees expected.
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Late one night recently I found myself missing home and perusing articles on a newscafe.com.  I don’t know why, but I ended up reading articles I had written almost a year ago about my eating disorder and feeling like someone…
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Monday. Time for a Fiction in 58.DroneLife strips him down to nothingness, just a number on a paper in a file lost in a drawer.Repetition defines him. Rise, shower, eat, work, home, eat, sleep.His world is colorless, until he meets her selling fruit on the corner. She wears a flower in her ches
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What: “Avalanches, Wolverines, and Lemurians: A Climbing Mt. Shasta Primer” at Turtle Bay When: Feb. 24, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Turtle Bay Visitor Center Theater Cost: Members $3, n
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The Gateway Science Museum is opening to the public on Saturday, Feb. 27 – with a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. and grand opening celebration activities for adults and children alike throughout the day - throughout the whole museum. Photo: The Gateway Science…
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A February Walk at the Lema Ranch Trail Feb. 5, 2010 Song: JS BACH Bourré by GUITARREANDO Photographer Paul Heath was born in West Lafayette, Ind., and moved to Reddi
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What: “Self Promotion Made Easy - Basic Skills” sponsored by North Valley Art League When: Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor Julia Munger Seelos (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS) Learn how to c
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It’s raining. It’s been raining, it seems, forever. And, it’s days like these that set a retired guy to thinking. And, if you’re a liberal, living in Shasta county, that can’t be good. I’ve been thinking about billionaires. Thinking about the…
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Spring is around the corner! To help you get ready, on Monday, Feb. 15, from 8 - 9 p.m., I will host a special edition of Northstate Public Radio’s I-5 LIVE! specifically to discuss and answer questions about your spring vegetable/edible…
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If you could have the answer to one of life’s unanswered questions, what
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Redding Florist and Candy Bouquet floral designer Deborah Smith puts together arrangements on Sunday during the store’s Valentine’s Day rush. The store had filled almost 200 orders by midday.
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OH-FOR-CANADA IS OVER: Alexandre Bilodeau won the gold medal in men's moguls, the first time a Canadian has won an Olympic event on home soil. Canadians failed to win a single gold at the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal and the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary.
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Saturday's victories kept alive hopes of a Knights sweep of the league basketball titles this season.Matt Fogarty scored 27 points as the Shasta College men's basketball team beat Feather River 79-67 at home on Saturday, forging a tie between the two teams atop the Golden Valley Conference.
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The Shasta College softball team split two games on Saturday, falling to Sierra 2-0 and beating Merced 9-1.In the first game against the Wolverines, the Knights allowed two runs in the first inning for the only scores of the game.
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Redding is near an agreement to sell the Stratte property in Churn Creek Bottom to the Redding Rancheria, City Manager Kurt Starman confirmed Friday.
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Alpine skiing, take two. After races over the weekend were postponed because of the weather, NBC will try to include the men's downhill in its prime time coverage today. That's assuming it's actually run that day. NBC also will air the pairs figure skating final, along with speedskating and snowboardcross.
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ANDERSON - The revival of an air park for remote-control planes at Anderson River Park has neighbors worried about what's in the sky.
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From 1890 through 1896, every major wheat-producing state, with the exception of California, elected a Populist governor opposed to the railroad monopolies, which charged farmers exorbitant shipping rates for grain.
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1910: Farmers were scheduled to meet in Anderson to hear plans by Mammoth Copper Co. officials who propose to end for all time the smelter smoke controversy. Balaklala Co. officials, meanwhile, asked for a week to consider the Kennett smelter decision.
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Accounting gimmicks that paper over chronic overspending have been the standard practice in Sacramento for a decade or more - a practice that has left the state treasury utterly drained and scarcely able to cope with the Great Recession.
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Nominee is bad for Constitution The President's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) choice, law professor Chai Feldblum, displays prototypical postmodernism with her false dichotomy of "identity liberty" versus "belief liberty" by which she declares that society should "not tolerate" any "private beliefs," even r
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THURSDAY Anderson Library Story time: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the library, 3200 W Center St. in Anderson. Winter Olympics celebration featuring the West Valley High School Ski and Snowboard Club. Students will show their snowboards and clothing and present a snow-making project. Featured story is "The Jacket I Wear in the Sn
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A car ran into a power pole Sunday afternoon on Airport Road near Meadow View Drive in Redding, giving the mother and son aboard minor injuries.
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Our CD Beyond the Portal was nominated for Best Ambient Album of 2009 by ZoneMusicReporter.com, a music industry website. It would be nice to win, but it’s very gratifying just to be nominated. And I’m a big fan of Deborah Martin and Erik Wollo’s wonderful work, Between Worlds, as profiled at this blog e
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This afternoon was perfect for a nap. But naptime should never, ever interfere with lunchtime. When a certain hungry belly told a certain English Mastiff it was time to eat, a certain warm tongue introduced itself to my face. This is what I saw when I opened my eyes…
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February is considered the month of the heart. All of us need to be aware that: Your heart is your pump. Your heart beats approximately 100,000 beats in a day - more than 2.5 billion beats in a lifetime. Your heart will pump…
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Sorry, Sunday Scribblings, just wasn't feeling the prompt.So I went over to OneWord instead. What can you do with a word - delicate - in 60 seconds?His features were delicate, like his mother’s, and left him open to all manner of bullying.He wore his raven hair sho
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    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far reaches of Northern Californey.
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Police are searching east Redding for a man who reportedly walked into a convenience store on Hartnell Avenue and demanded money.
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Off to the movies today to see Crazy Heart. Can’t wait to sink into Prime 11’s comfortable seats and enjoy the work of Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It will be interesting to see Colin Farrell, now that he’s grown up, and to experience the writing of Scott Cooper. I have high hopes. This will be a [.
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From Shasta Voices' Feb. newsletter: There is no legitimate reason that the formerly "secret" but now publicly announced suggestion for closing the 40 year old Convention Center was not brought to the CSAC Commissioners to be included in their vetting...
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Now that’s a lovely marketing photo. Before you click off, you should know this has a 3 car garage, and is a modern 1508 sq ft home on a greenbelt. Meridian Pointe is a nice enclave of similar homes, tucked in behind an older neighborhood in the Enterprise area. We found a pr
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Shasta Women’s Refuge 23rd annual Crab Feed - Feb. 6, 2010 Shasta District Fairgrounds Song: Three Minutes to Escape by The Wavers Photographer Paul Heath was born
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Clouds are expected to hang over Redding until Wednesday, but that won't stop the temperature from rising.
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I'm sure this happens to Bruce Ross all the time.... From the Stockton Record's Mike Klocke: ...guess what? The e-mail address the DNC has for The Record is mine. So in a 48-hour period last weekend, I received 123 letters...
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Thirty-three years ago, on Valentine's Day, Craig gave me a little promise ring and asked me to be his girlfriend. We were teenagers and madly in love. So far, it seems to have worked out pretty well.We're spending Valentine's Day doing what we love to do: Hanging out at home, playing music, cooking, sipping a l
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Jerry and Annetta Anderson of Shasta Lake celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 6 with a dinner at Rivers Restaurant in Redding.
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A May 1 wedding at Vaca Creek Ranch in Palo Cedro is planned by Starlin Braxton and James Moller, both of Woodland.
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A May 22 wedding at St. John's Catholic Church in Omaha, Neb. is planned by Lee Trujillo and Lucas Christianson, both of Omaha.
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A June 21 wedding at V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena is planned by Angela Ratcliffe and Josh MacDougall, both of Redding.
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A July 17 wedding at Capella by The Sea at Azalea Park in Brookings, Ore. is planned by Pamela Barnhart and Steven Irwin, both of Redding.
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Julie Symons and Josh McFall, both of Redding, were wed at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the home of the bride's parents in Redding.
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Recently I became aware of a buzzing sensation about my head and shoulders.
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Editor's note: This is a first-person account from Anderson resident Sylvia Milligan about a recent snowmobile wreck.
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Q: Can someone be cited for the inadvertent stomach contents of their catch?
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There are a staggering number of cell phones in use today. Just about everyone has one.
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Last August, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Seattle to deliver a speech laying out the Obama administration's goals for conserving the national forests.
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You had a great reason. You've been swamped at work. You're worried about your job, your boss, the economy - and you forgot that today's Valentine's Day!
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Q: What kind of personal financial liability does one accept when volunteering to serve as a board member or finance committee member of a nonprofit organization?
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Despite a challenging economy, starting a business can be a prosperous venture for many people. With rising unemployment, many Americans are searching for various avenues to ride out the financial slump.
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Everyone wants to be right. Sometimes achieving the goal is bittersweet. Several months ago when various card manufacturers were securing exclusive deals, Da Babe mentioned collectors might have trouble keeping up with lawsuits that were bound to arise.
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Foothill High's wrestling team placed second Saturday in the Eastern Athletic League Championships at Red Bluff High, behind Chico and before the Spartans.
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Most Grateful Dead fans think the band's only Top 40 hit "Touch of Grey" wasn't a good thing. For them, and I still count myself among their legions even after trading the tie dye of my 20s for button ups in my 30s and into my 40s, it wasn't who the band was.
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The Red Hawks got their victory they were looking for against the nationally ranked Cougars. Shane Battles went 3-for-3 at the plate and Nick Speiss drove in three runs as the Simpson University baseball team beat visiting Azusa Pacific 9-3 in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader at Tiger Field.
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ANDERSON - After almost seven hours of wrestling on three mats, one match ended up deciding the Northern Athletic League championship at the league finals Saturday at Anderson High.
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With Alpine skiing in limbo because of warm weather, other sports will take center stage at the Vancouver games.
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Dear Mr. Bay,I am writing you this letter to ask a question of you a question to which you owe us all an answer. First let me bring you up to speed on why this question has come to my mind. I became close to one party involved in case #149117. During this time I have become familiar with the case by reading all
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Matt Fogarty scored 27 points as the Shasta College men’s basketball team beat Feather River 79-67 at home on Saturday, moving into a first-place tie with the Golden Eagles atop the Golden Valley Conference.
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Trusted Friends, one of the oldest medical marijuana collectives in Redding, was doing brisk business last summer.
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Carla Thompson, Shasta Lake's top planner, recalled that she felt a sense of urgency last summer when interest in opening medical marijuana dispensaries started growing in her city.
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From the Hearth Bakery's location on Caterpillar Road works for baking, says owner Spencer Tang.For retail, the north Redding location - smack in the middle of an industrial area - is less than ideal.
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COTTONWOOD Friday Receipts: 1,381; Feb. 5: 659.Compared with previous sale: Slaughter cows $2 higher. Excellent stocker market for steers 700 pounds or less and heifers below 600 pounds - $1-$4 higher. Yearlings in lighter supply steady to $1 up. Off lots and singles $5-$10 below top offerings.
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The community's desire for "organic," "natural" and locally grown produce, meat and dairy products was never more evident than when a capacity crowd filled the First United Methodist Church on Feb. 6 to view the movie "Food, Inc."
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Palin has class and humor I told everyone who might be interested that I would give them my thoughts about Sarah Palin and her performance Monday night.
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Chemistry is the greatest thing. And I'm not talking about that unseen "thing" between a couple of people. No, I'm talking about that sometimes bane of the high school student, the study of the interactions between atoms and molecules and the electromagnetic force. Nowhere is the dance of molecules more beautiful than in or
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Proposed Redding ballot measures to rein in city workers' benefits wouldn't directly save a penny or change the need for painful contract talks. They would ring the opening bell on a 10-round political slugfest between the City Council and city unions. So what exactly is the point?
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I started writing this column about Sarah Palin, who came to town last week and touched down every bit like the rock star she is.
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1910: Miss Stella Holden, the popular principal at French Gulch School, was the heroine of an exciting runaway. While riding a spirited bronco on the Old Trinity Road, the horse took fright and started on a mad run down the grade, throwing Holden to the ground. A hero with a buggy happened along and conveyed the plucky lady
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TUESDAY 27th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors: 9:30 a.m., Shasta District Fair, Satellite Wagering Facility, 1890 Briggs St., Anderson, 378-6789.
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Cowboys pick theme for Redding Rodeo Beth Thorn's "Cowboy Styles, Cowboy Smiles" is the winning theme for the 2010 Redding Rodeo, the Asphalt Cowboys have announced.
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Redding may ban smoking at its City Hall campus. The City Council on Tuesday will discuss imposing the ban, which would apply to visitors and employees.
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BURNEY - It was the suddenness of it all that was the tough part. One week, Ken and Janelle Howes were worried about the fate of the children they'd been trying to adopt from an orphanage in Haiti.
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With new diesel-emission regulations for trucks looming, the state Air Resources Board booth at Saturday's Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference's exposition had its share of visitors.
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Over the past couple of weeks, I have been approached by several people asking whether I had read the letter to the editor authored by a former state senator and his concern for so many things that he should and shouldn't do.
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LAKE SHASTINA - A young cat owner doesn't think much of the person who shot his pet with an arrow last Sunday. "I think that whoever did it is a jerk," 8-year-old Christopher Rees said Saturday. "Maybe they thought he was a raccoon."
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A Lake Boulevard apartment building will likely see repairs after the first Redding Electric Utility shutoff case to go through the city's softened abatement process.
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Emergency personnel went to a two-vehicle, head-on collision this evening on Highway 299 just east of Swasey Drive.
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The Gosselins. I don't know who they are or why their every move is news."Jersey Shore." I never heard of it until last week when somehow we dialed around and saw something about "Schnookie" or some damn thing. Again, who are these people and why should anyone care?
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Redding police responded this morning to a reported fight in front of Wendy’s on Pine Street, but when officers arrived they only found some glass on the ground and traces of blood.
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Lake Shastina police are looking for the person who shot a cat with an arrow Sunday after the Super Bowl.
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If you think back to how you felt as a child, assuming your parents were kind and had your best interest at heart, can you define what made you feel good about being alive? It may not have been anything more than being happy to find ourselves greeted by sun, back in the world with another [...]
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Back in the 1800s there were no freezers to freeze perishables such as meat. That's why meat store owner Peter Hoff dug the tunnel into the hillside at Shasta - to keep the beef cold (see yesterday's blog). People also...
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A driver left a Redding gas station this afternoon with more than gas in their tank.
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I’ve been helping the local Society of Brewers set up their website. It’s up and running, so set your bookmarks and RSS feeds. No doubt it will gaining momentum quickly. Click on the image to go there, or type http://www.ShastaSOB.org
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Yes, we are still building brand spanking new homes in Redding. I took this shot a few days ago of building at Highland Park. In addition to these Palomar Homes in Highland Park, there are offerings from
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Was that not just fantastic? Aside from the snafu at the end, I mean.But I still think the lighting of the Olympic cauldron at the Barcelona Olypics was the best, ever.
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Beth Thorn's "Cowboy Styles, Cowboy Smiles" is the winning theme for the 2010 Redding Rodeo, the Asphalt Cowboys announced.
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Where exactly is the boundary between Palo Cedro and Anderson? We’re not exactly sure, but this one certainly has more of a Palo Cedro vibe than an Anderson aura. We invite you to consider today’s FDotD as the best of both worlds. Built in 1999, this large 3180
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The clouds this morning are expected to clear today and give way to sunny skies later today.
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What a party Friday at Maritime Seafood and Grill! Our pals James Fossen and Lisa Redden were the guest bartenders, and the place was packed with familiar faces. Our own Jim Dyar (and other musicians, including James) sat in with Michael Powell,…
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TimesThere was much wavering.Teetering between a more simple life of hard work and few creature comforts and that of a fast-paced world of blinking, beeping desires. A foot in the past, a foot in the future.
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From a Feb. 11 press release: "Plunder" Author to Appear in Redding Steven Greenhut, author of Plunder! How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation, will be speaking in Redding at an upcoming breakfast...
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I feel it appropriate to consider those people and places that have had an important place in my heart — folks and towns that have changed me and set into place another piece of the jigsaw puzzle of life.
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What: Writing for the Children’s Market: Picture Books to YA Crossover When: Feb 13, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: Writers Forum has moved to a new location. Meetings are now held in All Saints Episcopal Church memorial hall, 2150 Benton Drive, Redding. The church…
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What: Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza When: Feb. 13-14, noon to 5 p.m. Where: Manton Wineries: Algers, Indian Peak, Ringtail Vineyards and Shasta Daisy. Come spend a romantic Valentine’s weekend in Manton’s Wine Country. Check out vi
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Namely, pick out the records from your collection that you consider to be absolutely essential. So here you go, faithful readers. I’m inflicting the list on you. And I’m going to attempt to write a bit about each album over the next few weeks to explain just what each one means to me. First the list. [...]
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Today’s music is much like the buzzing from a fridge, apparent and on the surface of conciseness, but given time it turns into something you just  learn to tolerate. I think music (art) should be on the forefront of our minds, pricking, and provoking emotions from under the surface, inviting  them out
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we are both trying but hurting each other we are both triggering each other we aren’t saying the right hings or I m not and the misunderstanding words are like atomic bombs I missed my target  and hit your heart which isn’t what i was aiming for just trying to be understood like when i stopped in my tracks beca
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Rick McDonald has moved Lime, his Southern California new media production lab, to Redding because he feels the community is on the verge of a resurgence.
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Church marks Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday will be observed at noon Wednesday in the chapel at First Presbyterian Church, 2315 Placer St. in Redding.
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Q: What prayer traditions/ways of praying are common in your faith?
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Q: How do short sales work and what should buyers entering such a deal consider?
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Wouldn't it be cool if our plants could talk to us?
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Classes offered on nature, landscaping Shasta College is offering three short classes on Northern California wildlife and landscaping this spring.
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Otar Pkhakadze scored 18 points as the Liberty Christian High School boys basketball team pounded Redding Christian 70-38 on Friday.
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Start vegetable seeds inside in winter and you'll get a jump on the summer garden. Plus you'll have more plant options and you'll get sturdy, stout seedlings that can stand up to slugs and bugs when they finally hit the outside dirt.
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Entering season four of the Rick Bosetti era, the Simpson University baseball program has shown progress bit by bit.From a 3-39 record in 2007 to 11-32 in 2008 and 14-32 last year, the Red Hawks have gradually been moving in the right direction.
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SHASTA LAKE - The Division III team in the Northern Athletic League may be out in front, but the rest of the league is battling for something else: positioning in the section D-IV playoffs.
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PALO CEDRO - Foothill High School's boys basketball team played stiff defense Friday to the point where Red Bluff players may have found Cougars players in their clothes after the game.
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The Baha'i community in Shasta County held a devotional on Feb. 7 in Redding in support of seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned in Iran.
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Two men convicted for poaching 4-point buck CARSON CITY, Nev. - An illegal deer hunt in Nevada has proven costly for two California men who were sentenced to jail, fined and ordered to forfeit the equipment used when they killed a four-point buck in 2005.
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"Just like football," the Manatowa Maniacs chanted. And in a way, it sort of is. The Enterprise High School boys basketball team continued its run of dominance over crosstown rival Shasta on Friday, beating the Wolves 63-42.
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Here's a list of what's open and closed Monday.
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SHASTA LAKE - A contract to study the feasibility of establishing a green technology business park here may be awarded Tuesday by the Shasta Lake City Council.
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Here is today's schedule for the 2010 Forest Products & Construction Equipment Exposition at the Redding Convention Center:
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Golden Plate meal slated for March 1 The North State Chapter of the California Restaurant Association will hold its 11th annual Golden Plate Banquet fundraiser at 6 p.m. March 1 at the Holiday Inn in Redding.
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Since finding possible poachers on his family's ranch near Anderson last month, James Rickert has been watchful for unwanted guests.
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GIVE 'EM HELL, SARAH: I'm sure that those who crammed the Redding Convention Center enjoyed Sarah Palin's impersonation of Tina Fey's impersonation of Sarah Palin's impersonation of Harry S. Truman.
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Concerts must have a home Shasta Community Concerts Association, of which I am president, is one of the nonprofits using the auditorium.
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Our Local Youth and Young Adult Groups hosted a "Priests Appreciation Night"in honor our our Priests and in the spirit of the Year of the Priest.
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Redding firefighters went to 1080 Trinity St. tonight to check on a report of a faulty heating unit.
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Nothing jumped out at us from today’s crop of foreclosed homes, so today we’re going to catch up on a few items to keep you informed.
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Here's a story that will surprise some of the folks who packed the screening of "Food Inc." last weekend. In the grocery section of the Raynham supercenter, 45 minutes south of Boston, I had trouble believing I was in a...
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List of support groups in the North State.
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The first person to guess won the contest! Chris Wordlow guessed it as the meat locker in Shasta State Historic Park at 9:05 a.m. It was quite an ordeal to take that picture through the iron gate, but I...
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Bumpersticker on a Toyota, as seen in Redding. Not sure what the original message was here. But even if the original message has faded, it’s still compelling. I believe thinking is indeed patriotic. Thanks for the reminder.
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Shasta County Marshal Office, Marshal Volunteer Program — Volunteer Opportunities: Assist citizens who are utilizing the courthouse. Screen at the entrance of the courthouse. Prepare courtrooms. Check in people calendered for court. Answer phones. Clerical duties. Training Available: In-house training provided, depending
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Fire crews are responding to the report of a dryer fire this afternoon in the Garden Tract.
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What is the most exotic/interesting/unusual place you’ve had sex?
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List of recreational clubs and groups active in the North State.
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Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s Support Group When: 6 to 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month. Where: Golden Umbrella, 200 Mercy Oaks Drive in Redding. Information: Call 226-3042. Bereavement Bereavement Education/Support Group I What: Group is for anyone grieving a death or loss. Pre-registration is required. When: 10 to 11:30
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Fishing Report for North State waters.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Company is coming! I feel so mature, in a good way. I am meeting the girlfriend of my oldest child. I am excited and nervous and so so happy. These two have a lot in common astrologically so I  imagine a blossoming future for them. Their visit, they arrive today, required that I temporarily redo my kitchen work [...]
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It’s Saturday night in Redding and you are sweating bullets: tonight you have a date with the object of your desires. You’ve done the meet-for-coffee and the safe lunch, caught a matinee showing of Pirates of the Caribbean, Part 16: Jack Sparrow Goes to Washington (did you notice how much Johnny Depp
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Can you guess what and where this mysterious thing/place is located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess what and where this mysterious place is located, you'll win a $10...
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An open house of the new Gateway building in downtown Redding is set for today.
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Emergency crews are responding to the report of a wreck this morning at Clear Creek and Cloverdale roads west of Redding.
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It's circulating on Humboldt County's blogs, if not on its cars. Even local Eric Kirk isn't sure if it's a joke or not....
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It's about time I stop being surprised that Jerry Brown doesn't live up to his reputation as an arch-liberal. The latest nail in the coffin of that dead idea is hammered by no less than Steve Forbes. From the Chron:...
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The 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count today is underway.
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Rain showers are likely to fall on Redding today before 4 p.m. during a cloudy day with a high around 55 degrees.
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The number of illegal immigrants in the United States plunged by nearly a million last year, partly because the troubled economy made it harder to find jobs. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says beefed-up enforcement efforts, especially along the Mexican border, also…
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I recently met Alysha Barner at the fabric store where I was intrigued by the mountain of fleece she was buying. When I asked about it Alysha explained she was part of a North State group called Spouses Behind the Badge, and she was stocking up on…
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The Undertones were one of those rare anomalies in music - a group whose sound was ahead of their time.A punk/power-pop outfit that formed in Derry, England in 1975, they found success with four albums before disbanding in 1983. The Undertones' sound melded great guitar hooks with lead singer Feargal Sharkey's waverin
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What: Girls Inc. presents “A League of Their Own” at the State Theatre. Film stars Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna. When: Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Where: State Theatre 333 Oak St. Red Bluff Cost: $6 a person $4 a person for groups/teams of five or more (Price includ
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Foothill High School Performing Arts 16th Annual Big Band Dance “An Evening at Club Cougar” First Presbyterian Church Feb. 11, 2010 Song: Safronia B by Kill
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What: Black History Month Exhibit: Shasta County families When: Feb. 12-26, Tue through Fri 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;  Sat 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Old City Hall 1313 Market St, Redding The
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Some parents of Red Bluff High School athletes have determined that the athletic director and some coaches are not doing their jobs in a way those parents see fit. Another community member has circulated a petition to gain community support for an overhaul of hiring practices within the school's athletic department.
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Shasta High's girls' basketball team wasn't able to overcome its rebounding disadvantage, Enterprise harassed the Wolves into too many turnovers and the Hornets' offense scored from the inside, outside and everywhere in between.
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The Anderson High girls' soccer team shut out Yreka on the road Thursday 6-0 to finish off the regular season.Tiffany Bernal and Yui Gabriele each tallied two goals and two assists, and Katie Marshall and Shelby Roady took care of the other goals for the Cubs (4-6 Northern Athletic League, 5-7).
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Chick Music kicks off Valentine's Day weekend at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with a lineup of female musicians from Siskyou County, along with folk/rock singer/songwriter Tiina Flank from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, at the Stage Door in Mount Shasta.
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historical places in the north state.
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If, as if by magic, all the costs, traveling, booking agents and the rest could be ignored, what would be George Jones' dream gig?
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Leave it to a scholar with a Ph.D. to say something perfectly true - but perfectly irrelevant.
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'We have an agreement until 2012 that Russia will be responsible for this," says Anatoly Perminov, head of the Russian space agency, about ferrying other countries' astronauts into low-Earth orbit. "But after that? Excuse me, but the prices should be absolutely different then!"
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Gerber trailer is no 'domicile' Regarding Jim Nielsen's Sunday letter to the editor - "Case is closed: I live in Gerber"
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Today is Friday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2010. There are 322 days left in the year.
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Entrepreneurs are invited to compete The deadline to register for the second annual Young Entrepreneur Program and a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship is next Friday.
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Four Shasta County schools have been recognized by the California Department of Education for doing a good job teaching low-income students.
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Here's a list of what's open and closed today and Monday in observance of Lincoln's Birthday, a state-ordered furlough day and Presidents Day.
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SACRAMENTO - California's campaign watchdog agency voted Thursday to fine 31 state lawmakers who failed to report gifts they received from lobbyists.
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First lady Michelle Obama launched a national campaign to combat childhood obesity this week, and north state health groups want people to know they're already participating.
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Here is today's schedule for the 2010 Forest Products & Construction Equipment Exposition at the Redding Convention Center:
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Driver may have died before pickup crash Investigators think a 72-year-old Redding man died before his pickup went into an embankment Thursday morning at Dry Creek Road near West Elk Trail in Jones Valley.
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Valentine's Day arrived early for Merl Tucker.On Thursday morning, Tucker received four Valentine's Day cards and had them neatly laid out on a chair in front of him.
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Somewhere near the end of the first half, the Red Hawks' chances of an upset evaporated in a downpour of turnovers and missed shots.
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Donna James says the value of California's Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (CLCA) to her is priceless. "It's been a godsend," the 57-year-old Redding resident said. "I would either have to drive illegal(ly) or park my car" without it.
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I caught a lunchtime talk today by Dr. Mohamad Kahn, the Redding cardiologist, about the various cardiovascular diseases and how to go about preventing them. His general prescription, which I've heard from more than a few doctors, really couldn't be...
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What: “All About Trees!” at Turtle Bay When: Feb 13, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Where: Turtle Bay, Zubie’s Classroom Cost: Free with park admission. Want to know about t
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Certified Colon Therapists Dollie Popoff and Kriss Mann will explain colon therapy, the types of conditions it may help and how to have healthy digestion. Al and Mary Occasion of Churn Creek Meadows Organic Farm will talk about their organic...
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I can't believe that Liz and I began dating 20 years ago and have been married 18 years. Life goes by so fast, yet with each year our love deepens. This video in so many ways represents our married life. Some of our dreams might never come to fruition, but we have each other, our faith, our children, and friends
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This is the first good budget news I've heard from Sacramento in ... years. State Controller John Chiang reported Wednesday that California collected $1.28 billion more in January tax revenues than Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger projected in his current budget plan,...
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HAP stands for Housing Assistance Program. The big news in this era of economic austerity is that this government program has $1.2M to give away locally to homebuyers who qualify to purchase foreclosed homes in certain neighborhoods. Of course there are a few strings attached, and perhaps the biggest one you need to know
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...because they were the first to use electric power in the French Gulch area. In 1894, the entire workings of the mine were lighted by electricity. In addition, electric bells were used in the lower workings. Water was brought from...
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Victims of the alleged Ponzi scheme that prosectors say James Koenig and Gary Armitage orchestrated might find this idea tempting. ... the foursome walked into a Folsom office last March, equipped with badges, handcuffs and bulletproof vests, and began intimidating...
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The empty boots are mute evidence of choices made. These empty boots. This empty house. They laid their boots out in front of the chair, and sat to down to decide which pair they’d be wearing as they walk out the door for the last time. “These boots were made for
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What: ArtHop reading featuring Hot Air Quarterly contributors When: Feb. 13 Reception 6-7 p.m. Readings 7-9 p.m. Where: Old City Hall 1313 Market St, Redding Featuring: Phil Fountain Jim Dowling Peter Wright Sharon Brisolara Larry Greco
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Redding’s burgeoning literary scene gets a double-dose of activity on Saturday. In the morning, Writers Forum hosts a panel on literature for children and young adults. In the evening, our pals from Hot Air Quarterly give readings as part of Ar
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OneWord is a writer's prompt that asks, "What can you do with a word, in 60 seconds?" It's not about keeping it short; it's about focus. the word is blizzard.He skipped on his ass, rag-wrapped feet first, to escape the crack of crumpled concrete that had become his home for the
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It’s Saturday night in Redding and you are sweating bullets: Tonight you have a date with the object of your desires. You’ve done the meet-for-coffee and the safe lunch, caught a matinee showing of Pirates of the Caribbean, Part 16:…
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If you have a good job and good credit, the next few months might be a good time to go house hunting. Fence-sitters take the risk that Congress may let a rich tax credit expire, and that interest rates may…
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There has been some confusion regarding the use of the Latin Mass. However, The old Tridentine rite was never actually abolished, but local bishops had to grant approval for a priest to say the Mass. .Pope Benedict's ru
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February is the time to celebrate love and all its glory. Trees have played a prominent role in mythology when it comes to love, either heartwarming or morbid.
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Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. The San Francisco Art Renaissance of 1860 -1880: Thousands of paintings of Mount Shasta, Yosemite, and Mount Tamalpais as icons of the sublime. Thursday, February 18, 7 p.m. Mount Shasta, 6000 BCE - 2000 AD: Sacred in the…
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Candy, flowers or something else? (Click here to answer.)
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Debra and I decided that as long as we are in London that we should take a trip to Paris for two days. This is where we're going to stay for one night.And OMG THANK YOU THANK YOU to the person who posted this video on YouTube. I have LOVED this song (and the fabu
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HAPPY VALENTINES from Chris & Maria Jeantet Here's a quick guide of special places to consider for your Valentines celebration (notice our suggestions are of local establishments, it feels great to support local business owners, join us!):
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Tao - The Martial Art of Drumming Feb. 4, 2010, Cascade Theatre Music found here. Photographer Paul Heath was born in West Lafayette, Ind., and moved to Redding in 1988. He l
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The photo was just sent to me by my friend Marilyn Rountree. It shows the old Hwy. 99 Salt Creek bridge and the new 1940s railroad trestle. The old bridge becomes high and dry when the water gets low at...
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The Leipzig String Quartet performing at Simpson University Feb. 1, 2010 Stefan Arzberger, violin Tilman Buning, violin Ivo Bauer, violin Matthias Moosdorf, cello Song from Dvorak’s “Cypresses” performed by the Prague String Quartet Photogra
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Mr. Highway Man (aka Doug Pruitt) asked me if I have heard of a place called "Crespos". I haven't. Have any of my blog readers heard of it? Doug tells me the place would have been located along old Hwy....
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Mr. Highway 99 (I called him by the wrong name yesterday - sorry, Doug) has sent me another great photo. It is of the long-gone Salt Creek Lodge, Union 76 station/restaurant/ice cream fountain once located alongside Highway 99 in 1940....
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It’s time to start thinking about what your daughter will wear to the prom, unless you are one of those who likes to wait until the last minute, get something from the clearance rack and try to make it work.
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Tarte Tatin, also known as an upside-down apple tart, is a classic French dessert that is a show-stopper on the table and yet one of the easiest desserts to pull off. It was created by the Tatin sisters in the…
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Two of my favorite things are being translated into creations this week. Frida Kahlo and vinyl. A Frida rag doll and a 12 inch black vinyl record pillow will be finished by Thursday if I stay on it. I still need to add a row of  stitches to her left eyebrow. I added the little mustache hairs following [...]
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Tests on more than 300 samples of canned tuna from the top three brands in the United States revealed that more than half contained mercury levels above what's considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency. Researchers from the University of...
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Now that Sarah Palin has come and gone, and it’s safe to go outdoors again, I find myself strangely drawn to the exposition that sponsored her two speeches in Redding. The annual Forest Products and Construction Equipment Expos
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We like the Crown Estates neighborhood. It sits poised at the confluence of the Sacramento River and Clear Creek. All the homes are of similar style and age, modern looking and well made. It’s a bit out of the way, by Redding standards, and driving into the area you have to g
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are lucid, righteous and salvage.Mind Your EldersThere were moments when she was at her most lucid; details spilled from her painted lips like a powerful, frothy waterfall. She’d sit in a decrepit wingback chair
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I have to admit, I had to agree with part of what Sarah Palin had to say in her speech to the Tea Party Convention. And no, that doesn’t mean I have gone out of my mind (although listening to Palin left me dizzy and disoriented. Her lack of logical consistency was stunning.) However,
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The 19th century mansion that houses The Spa Downtown. Details, including photos and videos, here. Here's Dottie Smith's blog on the place from about a year ago....
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Redding City Manager Kurt Starman has been having conversations about how to cut an additional $5 million from the city’s budget. According to a story in last week’s Record Searchlight, one such discussio
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Redding homes sales were up when compared to last January, however price per square foot and the median home price continue to decline. The Shasta County MLS has 63 homes sold in Redding for January 2010 and 55 for January ’09.  The average sold price per square foot for Jan ’10 was $127 compared to $137 this
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Ah! The new food pyramid--recommends 6 to 11 servings of bread, cereal, rice, oatmeal and pasta per day. First problem? You'll probably be fat. Second problem? You'll probably be diabetic. Who came up with this insane form of nutritional advice?...
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Award-winning professional artist Rodney Thompson’s art meets life.  His rich encaustic works are a reflection of his love of natural environments, Eastern cultures and rituals, and his per
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North Woods Discovery School was the epicenter of the North State arts scene on Friday when the school hosted its third annual Art Night.  Hundreds of students, teachers, siblings and parents stormed the school&
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In the past week both Turtle Bay's CEO and Redding's most famous architect appear to have used the above trick in response to inconvenient questions from the RS. It has the beauty of making them look accessible and superficially responsive...
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A local appraiser points out that homes 5 years of age or newer have the highest average value on a cost per square foot basis. The average price of a newer home is $286,172 or $155.9 per square foot. The average of homes 6 years or older drops precipitously to $116.7/square foot. All homes sold in the area served by the
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The above photo was sent to me by Mr. Highway Man, also known as Doug Pruitt of Cottonwood. He's the one who keeps me honest on historic bridges and roads in Shasta County. A new Interstate 5 bridge is currently...
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From the Associated Press, which also paid for a ticket: REDDING, Calif.--Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called studies supporting global climate change a "bunch of snake oil science" Monday during a rare appearance in California, a state that has been...
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Valentine’s Day is coming up on Sunday, and a new art showing at Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant is perfect for setting a romantic mood. A reception is scheduled for TONIGHT to meet some of the 30 artists in the “Conditions…
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Mt. Shasta Ski Park, Feb. 3, 2010. Song: Obscure Terrain by Revolution Void Photographer Paul Heath was born in West Lafayette, Ind.,and moved to Redding in 1988. He likes p
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Edgewood is a popular subdivision. It’s in a nicely treed bit of woodsy feeling acreage east of Churn Creek, literally minutes from bustling eastside big box stores and more. Built in 1984, it’s a 3/2 of 1289 sq ft. According to records, it belongs now to the DEP
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I promised myself I would not add to the publicity surrounding Sarah Palin. She spoke in Redding yesterday as part of the logging conference and she has brought out her faithful. Doni Greenberg wrote about the speech at ANewsCafe, and the comments following her story are mystifying. Palin supporters use w
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Although we have made great strides in technology, in many ways I wish we were living in a time gone by. There was a wholesomeness that has been lost. Technology isn't always good when it is used to promote temptation, sin, and evil.Have you ever had a "Fried Bologna" Sandwich?
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No one ever says they want to be the homeless guy begging for change and digging through garbage for a half-eaten meal.Nobody gets reincarnated as a servant or cook.There isn’t anyone reinventing themselves as a fry cook or grocery stocker.What dreams get formed in the gray matter are desires of the hear
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I received this message via e-mail from a friend. I attempted to verify its truth via snopes but it was classified as "Undetermined - Research in Progress" and dated January 2009. I did see enough disturbing information on
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Sarah Palin received a rock star’s welcome at the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference where she spoke before the first of two sold-out shows at the Redding Convention Center on Monday afternoon. That’s 4
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To raise emotionally stable and successful children, we have to know a couple of things about how the brain works. Recent research on early childhood development has taught us that humans of any age do best when in environments and relationships where we are important, we are safe and we belong.
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I spent most of today reworking two of my dolls. I removed the star/abalone eyes from my first Rainbow Soft Girl and gave her new gold glitter eyes. This is the new version of my ROY G BIV girl: This is the former Miss Rainbow: The star eyes were just too much. I had envisioned this Soft Girl as [...]
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Austin-based musician Danny Malone, with influences from the Cure to 50 Cent, brings his unique blend of music and dance to Redding. >>Danny, welcome to Redding. Before I ask you anything else, I need you to tell us what it's like to live on a planet of your own making. Does your music (or your dance moves) reflect th
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What: Buy Fresh, Buy Local grower workshop When: Feb. 10, 3 to 6 p.m. Where: Farm Bureau Conference Room 831 5th St. Orland, CA 95963 RSVP or for more information: Noelle Ferdon, BFBL North Valley 530-894-7738 No
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What: Women’s Fund Community Forum: “You Are Who You Think You Are: Raising Girls’ Aspirations and Expectations” When: Feb. 9, 12 to 1:15 p.m. Where: Community Room, Redding Library This is the third in a series of forums sponsored by the Women’s Fund to discuss
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What: Luke Lucas Workshops See his work at mtlassenart.com Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1-3:30 p.m. Painting Snow Workshop - Manzanita Lake - $25 Saturday, Feb.
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Seller will also consider renting home for $1,100 month to month. Biggest floor plan in Shasta Hills, very open with island kitchen, large family room, laundry room, master suite with jetted tub and covered patio.  Enjoy all th
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Here is my beautiful Daughter Mackenzie (middle) with her friends. They all home-school and gather a few days a week at a private teacher's house for English and History. We are so
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What is your favorite romantic song? (Click here to answer.)
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Redding native and former Time magazine foreign correspondent Joel Stratte-McClure is Twittering, at http://twitter.com/joelsm. Believe he's accompanying his wonderful 90-year-old mum to one of Palin's performances today....
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Believe it or not, there actually was a tennis court on Iron Mountain in the late 1890s! However, it's long gone. It was a standard sized tennis court and it was built for approximately $300 on the Iron Mountain Mine...
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When we have sugar cravings it's usually any combination of these five deficiencies. The first is that you may need more protein. Add more grass-fed meat, pastured chicken, pastured eggs, raw cheese, beans, nuts, cottage cheese or fish. After a...
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That's a mini-thread in the comments on today's story on her Redding appearance. Suggestions so far included Maritime, Nello's, the new Brick's Smokehouse, Racha Noodle and McDonald's. I'd probably take her to Jack's Grill....
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It’s a sad thing to note that we need to have a Women’s Refuge in Shasta County. But it’s good to know that since we do need it, our community supports it wholeheartedly. One of their big fundraisers is their Annual Crabfeed, held at the Anderson Fairgrounds. It’s run by volunteers, and among them is
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The Holy Season of Lent; Do we truly understand Fast and Abstinence?It is a traditional doctrine of Christian spirituality that a constituent part of repentance, of turning away from sin and
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Looking for a condo in Shasta Lake City? Well, despite that, we are featuring this one as our FDotD from the recent REO harvest. It’s priced attractively, although we are not provided with an idea about the HOA dues in the listing. A prior listing from just before fore
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What an exciting Super Bowl! The New Orleans Saints finished their stellar season by upsetting the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, in a come-from-behind win. Drew Brees tied the Super Bowl record for completed passes (32), but the biggest play came on defense:…
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The big news in this era of economic austerity is that the government Housing Assistance Program has $1.2 million to give away locally to low income home buyers to purchase foreclosed homes in certain neighborhoods. Of course there are a few…
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Wrapped in the silent dark,layers of gray, slivers of streetlights,the restless dream of greatness.StillnessIn shadows lay desires,mindful of the consequence,change is a difficult beast.Hands hug the torso rough,a squeeze confirms consciousness,a sigh affirms
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Greetings Men: .YOU ARE INVITED!I wanted to shoot a quick note in preparation for the Monday Night Men's group (7pm - 8:30 pm) at OLM so you can begin to ponder and reflect on the even
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The next group ride of the RSS will be Sunday February 21 2010Meet at the Kmart parking lot (2685 Hilltop Dr) at 1:30 pm Ride leaves at 2 pmAll scooters welcomerain cancels
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Hey, it’s Superbowl Sunday. Not much home selling biz going on. So I went to finally see Avatar 3D with my movie-going companion of 34 years, the lovely Karry. Wow. It was all that and more. Don’t miss it. Via iPhone.
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No, he wasn't. However, our John Bidwell was a distant cousin of Chico's John Bidwell. Shasta County's John Horace Bidwell was a goldminer, blacksmith, wagonmaker, and storekeeper. He was also an important early pioneer of Shasta County. Our John Bidwell...
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The prompt over at Sunday Scribblings is "Message."The Message“You’ll be fine.”She’d left the statement on his answering machine, time-stamped at 11:42 p.m.It was an old machine, tape instead of digital and it was serviceable so
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Frank and I had the pleasure of going to Prime 11 Cinema in Anderson yesterday. I love that place, it looks great and has the most comfortable seats. It is always filled with the aroma of popcorn but better yet, and with me it’s hard to be better than popcorn, the vibe of sincere cinema [...]
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The line above is the last sentence of this editorial, headlined "Leave the parking to the locals," in the Daily Breeze, serving coastal Los Angeles. "...If this bill becomes law and cities give in to such pressures as the loss...
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My kids just returned from another "Youth 2000" weekend.They look forward to these weekends hosted by the
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Gayle called me this morning and I asked her what happened.As she always does in the morning, on her way to work Thursday she checked to see how much hay Chico had eaten. She stepped into the little shed where the hay is kept and looked over the wall into the feeding area; he had eaten nothing she had given him
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Today, thanks to Catholic Round-Up, I participated with a panel of people via skype about Pope Benedict’s Messages for World Communications Day, January 24.
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Time, I think, for a Fiction in 58.She dangles her toes into the water, watching the ripples grow larger, like seismic rings of an earthquake. The sun beats down on her shoulders, hot and lovely.She hears the cries of hawks in the thermals; she dreams of flight.He father calls, wonders if she’s tir
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The house was built in either 1854 or 1855 making it one of the very oldest buildings still remaining in Shasta County. It was once owned by Henry Blumb who was the proprietor of the Blumb Bakery up on Main...
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Conservative pols have enthusiastically embraced the tea party movement. The love isn't always mutual. Here's an interesting item from the Inland Empire: A local Tea Party organizer is in the early stages of challenging the high-powered Rep. Jerry Lewis for...
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Watched The Hurt Locker last evening. I loved Jeremy Renner’s performance. Everyone was good. It was intense but worth watching. I thought Anthony Mackie was great and he is my candidate for a convincing Jimi Hendrix in a fresh Hendrix biopic. The last one was a sad affair with horrible casting. Frank and I have seen
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I'm a fan of all 10 Amendments in the Bill of Rights, including the Second. That said, what are the "Open Carry" activists really hoping to accomplish at Starbucks, of all places? From the Contra Costa Times: Starbucks has brushed...
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Here’s a Redding bungalo that had been listed back in ‘07 for $175K. It seems worth your attention at this lower price. Although diminutive at 774 sq ft according to records, it seems to have been kept up well. Interesting to think that nobody would build anythin
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It's a life of outdoor adventure, of slogging up snowy mountain slopes, climbing icy precipices and close encounters with large brown animals.
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The state of California invites couples to have their wedding in a California state park. Venues include:● Sacramento: Sutter's Fort State Historic Park and Governor's Mansion State Historic Park. Call (916) 445-2560.
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Q: I am quite concerned about the health of our deer herds and would like to know how proper management of deer hunting will contribute to long-term protection of the herds. I know many people still believe hunting will decimate the herds, but I’ve been told that regulated hunting could also help control the population. W
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On assignment at Redding City Council 2/2/10 Filed under: Thoughts & Musings
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My guests are Doug Bennett from Shasta-Cascade Food Farm Coalition and Gail Feenstra, PhD, from U.C. Davis. They'll discuss the movie Food, Inc., and present solutions to this overwhelming nutritional and economic challenge. Tune in at 10:00 a.m. at 1460...
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Charlie Schaupp and Don Bird's lonesome crusade against Jim Nielsen isn't the only battle over a politician's domicile. I received an e-mail this morning from one Heidi Fuller about her own fight. The Modesto Bee has the scoop. A Columbia...
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A 45-year-old Redding man was sentenced today to 13 years in prison after being convicted by a jury in November of domestic violence and second-degree robbery, prosecutors announced.
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A Mount Shasta man reportedly driving a stolen minivan was arrested today after police said he tried to run from them following a traffic stop on Clay Street in Redding.
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The thoughts of an independent voter.
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Read about what's good and what's bad in food related issues. Restaurants, events and issues like what is in season, organic, farm direct, meat & seafood stores highlights. All will be reviewed without bias. Food related news about sustainability and engineered foods will be discussed. So let's compare notes and have so
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"sllyon" corrected guessed the mystery house at 9:29 a.m. as being located on Second Street at Shasta. Second Street is the street at the bottom of the hill behind the Courthouse Museum. I'll have the history of this interesting house...
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For nearly half his life, Josiah Gutzman had saved his pennies, nickels and dimes hoping to one day visit Universal Studios theme park in Los Angeles.
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Finally finished and packed off all my orders from the Etsy shop and spent a day creating a Cinnamon Soft Girl. I may be prejudice but I love the redheads and I have so much fun doing these. She has green button eyes and a sideways smile. My very first doll was the prototype Cinnamon Soft [...]
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Some at the Tea Party convention in Nashville are reportedly grumbling that Palin's getting $100K for her speech this weekend (next stop: Redding). From Politico: ...documents obtained by POLITICO reveal the going rate for the former Alaska governor: $100,000 a...
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Last month I read about a show being produced by talk radio host Ronn Owens, KGO AM 810(San Francisco). "The Best Music You've Never Heard" is a once-a-year show and they requested CDs from unsigned Northern California bands. They put all the CDs in a box and pulled out enough to play short clips for an hour and a half. The
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This entire flapadoodle about alledged "secret" meetings to close the Convention Center is nuts. If I have this correct (and the only things I know are those that have been written in the newspaper) four people got together, probably over...
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CHICO — A U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer made a miles-long journey off federal property this week to warn a Chico man not to post advertisements for his business on a Forest Service bulletin board.
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  This is one documentary I have not had a chance to see but definitely looking forward to it. I've ordered the film and for those living in Redding, CA the Shasta-Cascade Farm and Food Coalition is holding an "Expert Panel Discussion" after showing the film. WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2010
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Owner Will Carry. Near Redding yet a world away in the timber. Near the mountain community of Oak Run at 3,200 Ft elevation. Power and phone available. Tall Pine and Fir trees. This would work as primary or second get away residence. J
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George Runner thinks we should mark Ronald Reagan Day, his office announces. On the eve of Ronald Reagan's 99th birthday, California State Senator George Runner (R- Antelope Valley) today introduced legislation that would annually proclaim Feb. 6 as Ronald Reagan...
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Is there one county Board of Supervisors that actually approves of the way the Forest Service has handled its travel management plans? There must be, somewhere in the world, right? Anyway, here's the latest from Lassen County: Citing a number...
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Outdoor recreational clubs listed alphabetically by sport:
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Do you know where this house is located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess the street and town where this house is located, you'll win a $10 gift certificate...
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Goodwill knows its stuff. It's the Wal-Mart of thrift stores. Convenient location, one-stop shopping, well-merchandized inventory, great prices. Of course it's potentially bad news for the Salvation Army and all the mom-and-pop thrift stores hereabouts. The good news: Competition will...
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I was talking to a home health nurse yesterday who cares for our advanced diabetic community. "These cases of diabetes, Trudi, you've seen nothing like it. These are people so addicted to sugar that they'd rather have their leg...
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Today is National Go Red for Women Day, part of a month-long movement to encourage women (and men, too) to embrace heart-healthy lifestyles. Mercy Medical Center in Redding marked the event by inflating a big red dress on top of its…
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The showers that broke out earlier this week are expected to stay through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
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This one seems to have last sold in 2006 for $369K, although we recall it from just a few weeks ago listed as a Short Sale for $225K. Looks like that didn’t work out. You can surely buy it now. We like the Mel Mar neighborhood a lot. They are mostly hal
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The song was written by Sonny Curtis and the Crickets (after Buddy Holly died) and it is one of the most covered songs, all-time."I Fought the Law."Bobby Fuller had a hit with it in 1965, then promptly died a mysterious death. His version is No. 175 on Rolling Stones' "500 Greatest Songs All-Time."The Clas
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Recently I was asked for a radio spot the following question: Given the concern about federal spending in budgets, bailouts and economic stimulus, should we also be concerned that the estimated cost of the Iraq War will end up being…
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Phil: Nothing like immersing oneself in the gaudy, All-American, around-the-clock hoopla that is Super Bowl Week. I mean, I GOTTA see the interview with the guy who wraps Dwight Freeney's ankle. So, bottom line, who you got?
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Traditional cowboy performer Sourdough Slim performs tonight (8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5) at Bernie’s Guitar (3086 Bechelli Lane, 223-2040) in Redding. Sourdough’s
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Mother-and-daughter team Ann Webber and Jeanette Ernst bought a laser to enhance homes that they were building. Once they got it and saw the