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March 24th, 2010

I'm not familiar enough with the Northern California banking market to do more than get myself in trouble speculating, but I see the news today that Bank of Commerce Holdings, parent of Redding Bank of Commerce is issuing 7.2 million...
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Michael J. Murphy at prisonplanet.com has a piece on "stratospheric aerosol geo-engineering (SAG)" that prominently features Shasta County's own Dane Wigington. Excerpt: Due to the severity of this issue and my desire to know the truth, I was led to...
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One driver was arrested tonight on suspicion of driving under the influence at a DUI/driver's license checkpoint in Redding.
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When a correspondent forwarded me the story from North Carolina about hidden surveillance cameras at Forest Service campgrounds, I naturally wondered if we had the same thing in our local stomping grounds. Ray Mooney, spokesman for the Shasta-Trinity, says we...
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A federal jury today convicted Eric Clawson, 28, of San Francisco of a federal hate crime today for his assault of an African-American man in a Chico bar.
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Thanks no doubt to the Democratic Party, my in-box in deluged with letters this morning variously praising and knocking Northern California's members of Congress for their votes on health care reform. Wally Herger and Tom McClintock take the predictable lumps....
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Firefighters are battling this afternoon a structure fire that broke out in a duplex on Cherry Hill Trail in Redding.
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Country home on 7.59 acres with gated entrance in Cottonwood CA. Home has a split floor plan with large kitchen and attached dining area, family room with pellet stove and a large master suite with sitting are
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What: Chamber Music Concert When: March 27 - All Saints Episcopal Church, Redding, 7:30 pm; March 28 - PAC 134, Chico, 2:00 pm Join the principal strings of the North State Symphony and guest pianist Robert Bowman for an intimate chamber music…
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In this ad sponsored by the Republican Governors Association. The context the ad omits is that Brown was governor in the Seventies, when the nation was mired in stagflation and in California voters passed Prop. 13, which rocked the state's...
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A 58-year-old Cottonwood man was hospitalized this afternoon after he suffered major injuries in a motorcycle accident on Placer Road.
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A helicopter has been called to the scene of a motorcycle accident involving moderate to major injuries.
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What: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Where: State Theatre, Red Bluff When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25 Tickets: Box Office Opens at 7 p.m. General Admission $8 Age 7-12 $5 Age 6 & under FREE Details: “Well done! Loved it! Great humor! Moved well!
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An Anderson man was in critical condition this evening at Mercy Medical Center in Redding after an accident on his ATV Tuesday afternoon.
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State education officials have put five Shasta County school districts on a list of districts statewide that may not be able to meet their financial obligations over the next three years.
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The original Shasta County included a major portion of northern California in 1850 and included within its borders all the territory that later became Modoc, Lassen, and Siskiyou counties, as well as parts of present day Plumas and Tehama counties....
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Last year at the end of spring I picked up a couple plants marked cilantro. They were not cilantro which I love but parsley. This season the parsley, along with my catnip (yea!) is back. I do not know what to do with it. I took a quick look at recipes on the net. I got excited [...]
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The father and stepmother of an Anderson private security contractor who was abducted in Iraq, held for ransom and later beheaded hope to put on trial the country’s policy of hiring private military contractors to fight its wars.
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RED BLUFF — A 29-year-old Tehama County woman was treated Tuesday afternoon at a Red Bluff hospital for an accidental gunshot wound to her leg, sheriff’s deputies reported today.
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Zillow is always to be viewed with skepticism. Their data has gotten better recently, but we wonder about their motives and practices. That said, this chart looked like a reasonable representation of what we think has happened. I've posted a link to the original under the graph if you're interested.  Just be proactively
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This video -- showing a race between "Redding High Speed" and "Google Fiber" -- is a hoot....
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What a great welcome home celebration it was. If she was human, she would be very proud. Many people came. She was placed near the front door of the courthouse covered in a black cloth. When she was "unveiled" at...
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The Bee reports: California's Proposition 215, passed by voters in 1996, approved the use of marijuana for a wide range of ailments. But it doesn't require employers to make accommodations or waive any workplace rules for legal cannabis users. And...
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Burglars stole a diamond ring and laptop computer from a Cottonwood home Tuesday and the Tehama County Sheriff's Office is looking for leads.
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For some farmers, depending on the crop they're raising, all the water in the world might not to them any good if the apparently accelerating bee die-off isn't stopped. AP has the scoop. Scientists are concerned because of the vital...
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I shall be proud to use the Yosemite quarter -- the third in a new line of "America the Beautiful" coins comes out in July -- for my afternoon vending-machine fix. This Chronicle story says there will be 56 total...
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Just a few miles from Lake Shasta sits almost two acres with a comfortable country home. Floor plan includes spacious kitchen with breakfast bar and formal dining, indoor laundry room with half bath, as well as s
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It was barely a week ago that the R-S reported on a PG&E proposal to flatten its steeply tiered electric rates. Now, says the Chronicle, it plans to go further. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has proposed a major change...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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RABA is the Redding Area Bus Authority. They are the only local mass transit system in the greater Redding area. They also contract with a bus service to Burney. They operate 6 days a week about 12 hours a day. They have stops about ¼ mile apart on the 14 routes. As of this publication [...]
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A 64-year-old man was arrested Sunday night after making threats when employees at Movies 10 wouldn't let him bring his shopping cart inside.
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Trust is an issue and a subject that can mean a variety of things to different people. Whether we are talking about our children, spouses, co-workers, parents, or even our friends.
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So I think sometimes as I make the rounds of local businesses and restaurants. No matter how bad the economy, excellent customer service can set you apart. Next Wednesday morning the Chamber's sponsoring a customer service "master training" seminar, conducted...
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Mayor warns money also needed to prevent bond downgrades, general fund financial crisis. Business leaders say it's a job killer. Union leaders, environmentalists and Al Gore support the series of big rate increases. Details here. Excerpt: On a 15-0 vote,...
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We thought this one would sell quickly at this price, but it’s still available after 24 days on market. We recall showing it when it was listed in 2006 for $369K. Most recently, it was a failed Short Sale, but you can surely buy it now. It sits at the end of a cul de
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Redding police are seeking three suspects in an assault that occurred last night over a man named Justin.
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LADY JUSTICE HAS INDEED BEEN DEFILED AND VANDALIZED, BUT FROM WITHIN AND LONG BEFORE THE STATUE SUFFERED IT'S FATE. SHASTA COUNTY FAMILY COURT HAS BEEN RAPING LADY JUSTICE WITH IT'S LACK OF INTEGRITY, SPRAYING GRAFFITI ON HER WITH IT'S LACK OF DIGNITY AND SPITTING UPON HER WITH IT'S TOTAL DISREGARD FOR THE LAW. FAMILY COURT
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Shepherd’s Heart Food Bank will be holding a canned food drive at key locations in Cottonwood from March 22nd through April 19th. Shepherd’s Heart, a part of the Cottonwood First Baptist C
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Rain is expected to return to Redding tonight, but in the meantime the National Weather Service predicts another sunny day.
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• I once ran a marathon without training. Hell, I don't know what I was thinking either. When it became obvious I was going to collect yet another trophy for last place, I ducked into the bushes and lit a cigarette. • I write in short choppy sentences because that's the way my mind tosses it out. I've been warned that
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I know, I know, it’s only March. So why should you start thinking about your summer wardrobe? Have you gained or lost weight since last summer? Is your wardrobe too casual or does it contain lots of “work wear”? Or…
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are brazen, hunger and nuzzle.KeepsakeThe box rests on the floor, in the middle of a sunny, white-walled room with distressed wood floors.It’s a plain hat box, wooden with a hinged lid and a brass closure.
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I am back. I have been awake since about 5 AM yesterday London time, which comes to about 26 or 27 hours, something along those lines.I understand that during my absence America finally, finally caught up with the rest of the civilized world, and thank you and bless you Mr. Obama (as one who benefitted once from
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What is your favorite commercial? (Click here to answer.)
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Wednesday was the final day of public commentary for the proposed smoking ban on public beaches at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. On Tuesday, however, Whiskeytown Superintendent Jim Milestone said letters and e-mails sent this week would all be viewed as part…
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Dear Lynne: A former boyfriend did stuffed potatoes to cry for. He did them with red potatoes, an herb cheese and, I think, cabbage, of all things. The breakup did not go well, so my chances of getting the recipe from him are nil. How would you do stuffed potatoes? — Missing the Food, Not the Man in Hoboken Dea
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Q: "Many people do not have the cash flow to stock up the way you do. The economy has really hurt the budget of the average family and they are no longer able to shop the way they used to, such as taking advantage of the sales and buying extra. Do you have any tips for us? I do use coupons but would like to take better adva
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Scratch Red Velvet Cake
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Wiley Saccheri's path to the world of confectionary baked goods was a little unorthodox.
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TO OUR POLITICOS: When you are selected to be a member of Congress, do not forget that it is a period of duty, not privilege. Contrary to the belief of some of your colleagues, Americans are not a bunch of smelly rabble and when we speak, you have a moral duty to listen.
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Finally, change I can believe in The vote on Sunday to pass the health care bill is a victory for all Americans. It will almost immediately eliminate the obnoxious insurance company practice of dropping sick customers and imposing lifetime coverage limits. In three months, those locked out of getting insurance because of he
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Phone line links to free vouchers A new directory and toll-free phone number links Californians to sites where 166,500 free Microsoft Elevate America training vouchers are available.
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Under the headline "Costly Bill Seen as Saving Money," the San Francisco Chronicle last week began a front-page story with these words: "Many people find it hard to understand how the health care legislation heading for a decisive vote Sunday can cost $940 billion and cut the horrendous federal deficit at the same time."
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Politicians typically win applause for the bright ideas they put into motion, but sometimes wise leadership is found in the ability to recognize a bad idea and hit the brakes.
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Redding police say the 10-year-old girl who reported that a man tried to kidnap her Sunday night admitted to making the whole thing up.
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13-year-old boy dies after found in creek A 13-year-old boy died at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills on Tuesday after his younger brother found him floating facedown in a creek near McArthur.
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Great art meets the great outdoors. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is drawing attention to its lake, mountains, plants and wildlife through art.
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Here's an odd story out of the East Coast. US Forest Service admits putting surveillance cameras on public lands Charleston man surprised when he found one while camping with daughter Last month, Herman Jacob took his daughter and her friend...
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One person was injured tonight in a three-vehicle traffic collision in front of Foothill High School in Palo Cedro.
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Need A Mother-In-Law Setup?  Enter Now and Win a Bagohome! This listing appears to have a mother-in-law suite with steps leading to a sun deck and extra storage space.  The refrigerator is dual purpose (manufactured by 4 Seasons, I
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Our congressman, looking a little peaked in this video, says the Republicans have just begun to fight....
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Fire crews extinguished a controlled burn tonight north of Hat Creek that got away from a property owner.
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... but never a blasphemer. Until I read the letters to the editor in today's in-box. The correspondent was responding to this column Sunday, which might be the most benign piece of prose ever to grace an American newspaper....
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Check the rules first. Although the federal government has relaxed regulations that had barred the carrying of concealed weapons in national parks, the law remains complicated, as the Fresno Bee explains. Here's one example of the twists: You will need...
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A 54-year-old Shasta Lake woman was taken to the hospital this afternoon after an hour-long standoff with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office SWAT team.
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There couldn’t be a better time to walk away from your house!  As a refresher, see my blog post from  November 5th 2008 regarding the short sale pr
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One tri-tip sandwich every six seconds for 2 1/2 hours. That’s what organizers of the Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council intend to serve during Thursday’s fundraising barbecue in Redding. During last year’s inaugural barbecue fundraiser, organizers planned to build 1,000 sandwiches. It wasn’t
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...was established in Cottonwood in 1909. Ellis J. Foster established Cottonwood Creamery, manufacturers of "guaranteed fancy creamery" butter, ice cream, and dairy supplies. The creamery was located on the east side of the railroad tracks a short distance south of...
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The FBI is warning north state banks to be on the lookout for a robbery suspect agents have dubbed “The Grandpa Bandit.”
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Since we switched to watching our favorites shows through Hulu and the wonders of HDTV we have a lag time for some shows. We have to wait until Tuesday to catch up with Monday’s fare. It certainly no pain in comparison to the $100 saving on our cable bill. Waiting a day for the new Castle, All [...]
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Ran across this interesting bit of history while researching the Foreclosure Deal of the Day on Iron Mountain road a few days ago. This home is a Fannie Mae f
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Two Happy Camp siblings were arrested early Saturday morning after a brawl at the Frontier Saloon.
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A 13-year-old boy died today at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills after his younger brother found him floating face-down in a creek near McArthur.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Mayor Jones on the radio this morning said he flew to D.C. last week, on the dime of Levenson Development Co., to lobby for money to expand the Oasis Road interchange. Jones met with Senators Feinstein and Boxer and officials...
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors will consider using a $1 million community fund from the Hatchet Ridge Wind Project for two very different projects today.
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Delta Dawn, what’s that flower you have on? Could it be a faded rose from days gone by? And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today To take you to his mansion in the sky? The immortal words of that Classic
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A ceremony to unveil the newly restored Lady of Justice statue was held this afternoon outside the Shasta County Courthouse in Redding.
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Redding will see two more sunny, warm days before the rain returns Wednesday night.
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On Sunday, I learned that if you put a 270-pound man in a white shirt, under blacklight, you get a whole lotta’ glow. I learned this important lesson in phosphorescence the minute I stepped into Redding’s newest entertainment attraction: the…
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It's poetry, but just for fun.droplets, like tears, fall from awnings,spring breezes blow warm,green fights to succeed landscape browns,RENEWALgreen fights to succeed landscape browns,spring breezes blow warm,droplets, like tears, fall from awnings
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A Shasta County sheriff's sergeant will appear on national TV this weekend to discuss his role in taking down an armed bank robber in Burney last year.
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A Shasta County sheriff's sergeant will appear on national TV this weekend to discuss his role in taking down an armed bank robber in Burney last year.
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EUREKA (AP) - Marijuana growing has long been a way of life in Humboldt County, especially in recent years as timber and fishing jobs have disappeared along California's North Coast.
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Redding police interviewed the 10-year-old victim of a reported attempted kidnapping and planned to talk with a possible witness late Monday as they continued to search for a suspect.
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Redding police say the 10-year-old girl who reported a man tried to kidnap her Sunday night has admitted to making the whole thing up.
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When the 2010 Simpson University baseball schedule came out, March 23 stood out as the marquee date.That was when Division II Chico State would come to the north state for a visit to play against the Red Hawks.
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Oroville Gymnastics Tristanne Gallardo, an Enterprise High School freshman, qualified for April's regional championship in Long Beach by finishing 10th with an all around score of 34.775 over the weekend in the Level 8-9-10 state championships in Oroville.
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Redding may ease restrictions on backyard chickens in the denser parts of town.The Planning Commission today will consider a zoning change permitting residents to keep up to six hens on lots under 20,000 square feet - or roughly a half-acre or less. Roosters would not be allowed in any backyard.
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First the Giants, now the Niners.XS Sports 96.1 FM announced Monday that it will carry the San Francisco 49ers radio broadcasts for the next two seasons.
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SAN FRANCISCO - The stakes are high for Californians when it comes to the health care overhaul, mainly because the coverage problems in this vast state are so large.
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Home sales in Shasta County in February barely nudged forward. There were 104 closed escrows last month, up from 103 in January and 99 in February 2009, MDA DataQuick Information Systems reported.
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Team records were smashed and gold medals won as the Redding Aqua Ducks and Sun Oaks Aquatic Racing swim teams competed over the weekend in the U14 Sierra Nevada Junior Olympics at Solano College in Fairfield.
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Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District workers Doug Booker, left, and Mike Hall start installing the ACID diversion dam Monday at Caldwell Park along the Sacramento River in Redding.
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What song would you like played at your funeral?
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Prescribed fire will be set near Lake Shasta LAKE SHASTA - Shasta-Trinity National Forest firefighters will spark a prescribed fire today between the Squaw Creek and Pit River arms of Lake Shasta.
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SACRAMENTO - A Susanville man was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison for producing child pornography of a 6-year-old girl.
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1910: The old Pullman rail car rate of $1.50 for a berth and $6 for a drawing room from Redding to San Francisco would be re-established today. That rate extended as far north as Delta. Some time ago the rate was raised to $2 and $7.50 respectively, but the Redding Chamber of Commerce and the press were entitled to credit f
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There is an unprecedented reality in this year's campaign for governor: One candidate is willing and able to spend virtually unlimited personal money to get the office.
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Is it even worth swatting down the silly idea that the way to revive California's economy is to revive its housing industry?
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Hate in their eyes With my TV on mute, looking into the eyes of Republican leaders, refusing to listen to their words, all I see is an intense hatred for any individual who does not agree with them 100 percent.
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Black light mini golf debuts Sunday Need 2 Speed will showcase its newest feature when it opens its 18-hole Blacklight Miniature Golf Course on Sunday.
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Something about weddings makes those of us who've been married a long time want to offer the newlyweds our advice. It's cheaper than a blender. And they can always re-gift it to somebody else.
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A 47-year-old woman was being taken this evening to Mercy Medical Center in Redding following a traffic accident on Ash Creek Road east of Balls Ferry Road.
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Economist Brad DeLong -- a Democrat but hardly a frothing-at-the-mouth liberal -- points out how the health care bill that Congress finally passed has its roots ... on the right. I like his finale: Over in that alternative branch of...
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The Republican Senate candidate, who once served in the House of Representatives, had a better eye for the financial system than, well, almost anyone else in Congress, if you can believe this piece by Bill Simon (himself a former candidate...
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...to the unveiling of the recently refurbished Lady of Justice tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Shasta County Courthouse. It's free and it's an event every citizen in Shasta County has a right to be very proud of....
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The year was 1848. Soon after he made this discovery in Clear Creek, the word got out, spread like wildfire, and by 1849 the Gold Rush was in full swing in Shasta County. The following is taken from May Southern's...
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This site is designed to allow visitors to a city for the Olympic Games or world cup games find a place to stay. Home owners can rent their properties to visitors and visitors can search available properties.
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Hear what The Rescue Mission is doing for the homeless
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Redding police determined the report of shots fired on Lakeview Drive was unfounded.
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Women Making History was an event held at the Atrium in Downtown Redding on March 21. It was an opportunity to hear speakers and meet representatives from local Women’s and Family Services, like The NorthState Chapter of California Women Lead. Featured speaker Heather Wylie from Shasta College, with LWV member Erin
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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A Klamath River man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder early Saturday morning after stabbing his cousin and falling asleep atop the bloodied knife, Siskiyou County Sheriff's deputies said today.
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America suffered an atrocity of catastrophic proportions last night and it’s not clear if the nation will ever recover.On Sunday a few hours after Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and his voting bloc sold out their co
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Farmer’s hours have been working out well for me. I usually have two or three hours of quite work-think time in the morning before the world is ready to rock my soul. Unfortunately, I am ready to flop by 5 or 6 p.m. Just a little relaxation with a book or Rachel Maddow. Before you know [...]
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The President was right about one thing: The vote on Obamacare last night was a historic one. The Democratic Party has in the course of the nine-month health care debate revealed itself to be an anti-democratic Party and an anti-liberty party. It is a party that has demonstrated its contempt for the Constitutional framework
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Hey look, this big bush comes with a house! This is the only image we are provided of this bank owned home for sale. It’s listed as a 2/2 of 1148 sqft, but that differs slightly from tax records, so that’s worth noting. Prior MLS listings described a lovely backyard, ha
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Two men from Beaverton, Ore., were arrested Saturday by Tehama County sheriff's deputies after attempting to steal money from the cash register and punching a man in the face.
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Road tripping is a blast. Stop when you want, where you want. Pie and coffee in small Midwestern towns where people itch to know your business.Just driving around? Like a vacation?Yes.No interstates, just a few miles spent on four-lane highways. Mostly two-lane blacktop, hills, straightaways.An
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David Benda had an amusing item in Sunday's "Buzz on the Street" column. Seems the organizers of Kool April Nites prudishly turned down Rod Martin's bid for a booth to hawk his herbal alternative to Viagra. Funny, since ads for...
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A 48-year-old Red Bluff woman was arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after police say she held a knife up to another woman's throat.
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The California Highway Patrol says alcohol was a factor in a Sunday morning car wreck on Interstate 5 that put two young men in the hospital.
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Redding police will re-interview the 10-year-old victim of an attempted kidnapping and a possible witness this afternoon as they continue to search for a suspect.
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The weather in Redding today will be sunny and clear with a high near 71 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
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Do you remember when you first realized you were a plant lover? Do you remember when you first became a ‘gardener?’ If you are reading this, chances are you became a lover of plants at some fairly definable point: an…
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The City of Redding will join what is expected to be scores of communities across the country attempting to convince Google to build an ultra high-speed broadband network in its community.
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It feels like it did nothing but rain for my last six days off. The upside of this is that it gave me the time (too wet to work in the garden), to try some dishes that I have always wanted to…
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Click here to read “Our Broken Sky” Part One and Part Two.
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Those of you who are concerned about the quality of health care that would be provided by a government run program should visit the Veterans Administration hospital in Seattle. It would be a real eye-opener. The Seattle VA facility is HUGE. There are…
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Bethany Rasmussen finished first in the women's 5,000-meter race at Saturday's UC Aggie Classic track and field meet.Rasmussen, a freshman from American Christian Academy, won the race in 18 minutes, 55.61 seconds. Teammate Jerri Spence was eighth in 21:07.96.
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Perhaps the Red Hawks were still thinking about Saturday.The problem for the Simpson University softball team was that they had to play a home doubleheader on Sunday.
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House approves health overhaul, sending landmark bill to Obama. Click here for the “New York Times” story
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What is on your bedside table?
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors will consider using a $1 million community fund from the Hatchet Ridge Wind Project for two very different projects on Tuesday.
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Road crews are widening and straightening an accident-prone mountain stretch of Highway 44 between Viola and Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Redding has joined San Francisco and a half-dozen municipal utilities in a lawsuit asking the state to strike a Pacific Gas and Electric Co.-backed initiative from the June ballot.
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A missing Chihuahua was found Sunday and is now back with owner Valerie Sair. Braven, a 1-year-old Chihuahua, was staying with Sair's mother when it escaped Thursday night. Sair was staying at a hotel after a house fire on Monday and had left the dog in her mother's care.
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Mrs. Heinan and Mr. Martinez, my heart goes out to you. Children are not supposed to die before their parents, and when that happens, I cannot imagine anything that would be more painful. I wish I could wave a magic wand that would restore a feeling of well-being for both of you, but unfortunately magic wands only exist in
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California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman was a respected business executive - even something of a techie rock star for her role in building eBay - but it's likely that less than 10 percent of Californians would have even recognized her name this time last year. And she has no political record to speak of.
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1910: James Sallee and other Kennett citizens hoped to raise $6,000 in subscriptions to build the East Side Road. Sallee, the Old Diggings Mine operator, met with distinct success within the first hour of his self-imposed task. Sallee stated that it would take $6,000 to build the road, connecting Kennett with the bustling O
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A recent letter to the editor shot a round across the bow of the tea party. Although I appreciate the pride expressed in our country, the writer is apparently oblivious to the direction our country is going, or he hasn't taken the time or effort to consider the question in depth. A few of many examples are cited herein.
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Today’s FDotD is quite spacious feeling inside, as a 2005 built 4/3 of 2640 sq ft with vaulted ceilings. It isn’t actually in Redding, but instead is in Keswick. It’s a triplewide on some sloping acreage, and it has a large detached garage. It’s located at
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If so, it may not be enough. And experts say it sure won't be enough for your kids. The bad news here, at TheStreet.com....
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Two people claim to have been the first to do it. Pierson B. Reading said he carried trout in buckets from Hat Creek to the lake in 1848. Shavehead, Chief of the Hat Creek Indians, said he was the first...
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Come join anewscafe’s team Friday, April 2 at Riverfront Playhouse
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The woman hired to clean up the mess at the State Fund workers' comp insurance agency - the mess that saw the resignation of Kent Dagg from its board - struck a sweet and lucrative deal with the state. The...
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Chris Richards, 64, of Burney, was identified as the man discovered dead Saturday afternoon in a crashed pickup off Highway 299 one mile east of Ingot.
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After a week of beautiful sunshine it looks like the rain may return today.
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What better way to start my post-henna pack, hair dryer bake, exercycle  day than filling my brain with thoughts of the 70s girl group the Runaways. Does that sentence get a “?” ? Salon has a good review of Floria Sigismondi’s  film The Runaways. Not that I always agree with Stephanie Zacharek. She’
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I'm not one to bring up local dirty laundry just for the sake of it, but bear with me please. A long time Hyampom resident, Gifford George (Nick) Nichols has been charged with two counts of sexual intercourse or sodomy...
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Yesterday at breakfast one of the other guests at the B&B - an Englishwoman - actually said, "blimey." Never ever have I heard that phrase except in British movies - or, more correctly, American-made movies about England.Debra is all better. She just needed to sleep all day, and she is perky again. We have b
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Femme de Joie loves her a good sandwich, the drippier and messier the better. French dip with red onions and pepper Jack cheese, meatball with sauce, gooey chicken salad, Po’ Boy with olive salad, even that 70’s standby of avocado-tomato-sprouts-cheese… bring it on. But it seems to be well-nigh next to impossible t
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Life won't be the same at the Shasta Historical Society after Lola Louthan Schwartz retires. For 20 years or more, she has given faithfully of her time and dedication. She will be missed.
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Carl and Lila Benoit of Redding celebrated their 65th anniversary on Feb. 20 at a surprise family dinner in Cottonwood hosted by their family.
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Buzz and Muriel Eades of Palo Cedro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 28 with a dinner and reception at Redding First Church of the Nazarene hosted by their children.
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A Jan. 14, 2011, wedding on the beach in Hawaii is planned by Andrea Roitman and Brett Hamilton, both of Chico.
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On March 6, Tiffany Mason and Roy Long, both of Redding, married at the Anderson Moose Lodge.
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Janet Pennel of Redding and Dennis Gandolfo of Happy Valley were wed March 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Redding. The ceremony was followed by a barbecue for guests at the couple's home in Happy Valley.
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Lifetime memories? They happen rarely. But for me, two weeks in February qualify for that near-miracle status.
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One way to make a saddle is to use an injection-molded plastic form and have different workers add leather pieces as the form moves down the production line.
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The meadows around Redding are just beginning to come alive with the first blooming wildflowers of spring. It's the perfect time to head out and see them, when it's not too hot or cold.
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The California Department of Fish and Game released the final Environmental Impact Report for the Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project on Tuesday.
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Q: There is an old legend that local American Indians used to grind up the roots of yucca plants and spread them in the water to “stun” fish so they could collect them. Can I use this as a fishing method?
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Q: Should I know how my financial adviser is paid? If so, how can I find out?Paid in several ways
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Where should you go if you are the victim of a crime perpetrated over the Internet?
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In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, art store Aaron Brothers is sponsoring a national kids art contest called "Coloring Earth Green."
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'Eco-Logical' makes environmental senseThere's an abundance of books about environmental issues out there, but wading through them can be difficult. Filled with important facts and conclusions, many are so dry and sometimes incomprehensible you want to nod off to never-never land.
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In today's retail world, a big box discounter will often expand shelf space in an attempt to be a one-stop shop for everything.
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Was that Shasta County's own Mark Franco and Calleen Sisk-Franco on the front page of The New York Times on Sunday? Why, yes it was. SAN FRANCISCO -- On Friday night, more than two dozen Native Americans embarked from here...
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In late May and early June, the graduating classes of 2010 leave high school and embark on new endeavors.Like the 2010 graduates, I too, am moving on. On April 26 I will leave the sports department and become the Record Searchlight's Niche Products Manager, overseeing numerous publications the paper produces including D.A.T
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Prep basketball season isn't over just yet. Fans will get one more chance to see some of the north state's best high school seniors on April 11 in the 15th annual Redding Breakfast Lions' Club All-Star Basketball Game at Shasta College.
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Central Valley High's baseball team earned the tournament championship at the Yreka tournament Saturday, beating Klamath Falls 7-4.
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Our health future holds a long wait Putting aside all the pro and con arguments and rhetoric related to the Democrats' health care reform legislation, if it passes - and I believe it will - the bottom line is that there will be fewer doctors to care for those who already have health insurance, plus the 30 or more millions
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We are more than halfway through the 40 days called Lent in the Christian faith. It is a time of prayer, self-examination, and repentance in preparation for Easter Sunday, when I and other Christians celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection from death and the promise of new life. Lent symbolizes the 40 days in the wilderness t
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Dear Babe: A friend gave me some cards years ago. In looking through them I found a 1987 Topps Mark McGwire card (No. 366). Beth Tappan, Redding
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Grand prize Shasta County's Recipe for a Wonderful PlaceTwo majestic, snow-capped mountains, perfect for skiing, hiking, and sledding
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Construction crews have been toiling through the winter on Hatchet Mountain to prepare the ground for an array of wind turbines that will dominate the skyline of Burney.
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"Look, here is the deal. I'm not a good writer or some professor. I'm just a simple kid." That's how Grant Elementary School's Colton Murrison began his entry in our youth essay contest, which asked students to write what they love about living the north state.
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Marcelous Jordan came to Shasta County about five years ago chasing the money in construction.
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COTTONWOOD Friday Receipts: 590; March 12: 336.Compared with previous sale: Another hot market with no big supply in any weight category. Butcher cows steady to $1 higher. Stockers and feeders $2-$5 higher. Off lots and singles $7-$10 lower than top offerings.
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Births Mercy Medical Center, Redding Feb. 1: Fernando Vargas and Catherine Merino of Burney, a boy. Feb. 1: Forest and Kathryn Radford of Redding, a boy.
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Q: When a California Highway Patrol officer is sitting on the other side of the freeway in the complete dark with no parking lights or anything indicating his presence and uses his radar gun for speed control and nabs you, is that entrapment? And how can it possibly be legal?
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A Redding woman claims that poor road maintenance may have caused a wreck that killed her children's father last year on Bear Mountain Road.
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TUESDAY Redding Planning Commission: 4 p.m., commissioners will consider amending the Redding Municipal Code to allow chickens (hens only) to be raised on small lots in residential districts, City Council chambers, 777 Cypress Ave., 225-4020.
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Alecia Bercsa of the Redding Roller Girls writes on Cori Fulkerson's skates during a memorial service Saturday for Fulkerson, who also was a member of the roller derby team.
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Driver found dead in Hwy. 299 crash A 69-year-old Burney man was discovered dead Saturday afternoon in a crashed pickup off Highway 299 one mile east of Ingot.
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Photos by: Paul Heath Song: Toes by Zach Brown Band Slideshow by: Bruce Greenberg
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Anderson police took a man into custody who was threatening to jump from the North Street bridge this afternoon.
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Oh, this weather! What an incredible stretch of days to get outside. Joined a group for an excellent mountain bike ride (Recliner-Taco Stand) at Whiskeytown today and saw lots of others riding. One large group was
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Michael Lewis is justifiably admired for bringing a story-teller's art to writing about the financial markets. This excerpt from his new book, "The Big Short," about the guys who made out like bandits when the subprime-mortgage markets collapsed, shows why....
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A 69-year-old Burney man was discovered dead this afternoon in a crashed pickup off Highway 299 one mile east of Ingot.
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Say, Redding might cut the growing crowd of suburban chicken fanciers some slack, according to next week's Planning Commission agenda. I am an open and unrepentant scofflaw when it comes to the city's poultry ordinance. Code enforcement will have to...
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Yesterday's mystery photo is the South Cow Creek Powerhouse located in South Cow Creek Valley. It was built in 1906 by Hamdon H. Noble. He was a former San Francisco businessman who founded the Keswick Electric Power Company in 1900...
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At Yuba City sports "hall of fame" fete. From the Appeal-Democrat: Born in Redding, Curl was the first full-blooded Native American to win a PGA Tour event. But before taking up golf at age 19, Curl was also outstanding baseball...
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The first day of spring in Redding will be full of sunny skies.
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Officials with Rocky Point Charter School in Redding say the school may be forced to close as the result of a dispute with the Gateway Unified School District.
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Q: What sort of disclaimers do sellers have to give to buyers?
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Amy Goldman's book,"Melons for the Passionate Grower," is full of glossy pictures and descriptive text about the aromas, flavors and beauty of these garden gems. It gives me the urge to live in a melon patch. If there were melon gnomes, I would be a perfect fit for the job.
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Think fire-safe landscape. Picturing dirt and gravel? That would work, but there are more picturesque options.
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Don't plant shrubs or trees next to the sides of the house, under vents or eaves, or under or next to decks. Remove tree limbs that hang over the roof.
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PremierWest ruled not in compliance PremierWest Bancorp, a financial services holding company based in Medford, Ore., has been told by Nasdaq that it is not in compliance with the $1 minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on its Capital Market index.
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California's lawmakers make up in shameless what they lack in blameless.
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We can't afford Boxer's Bend park When the Shasta County Board of Supervisors is considering whether to endorse Barbara Boxer's plan for the Bend District, I do hope the supervisors will do a lot of research about the funding for the project.
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In this Great Recession the salaries, benefits and pensions of government workers make a tempting target.
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With Shasta County's unemployment rate at a 20-year high, a cadre of summer jobs will be up for grabs Tuesday in Redding.
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Q: What are your views on a national health care system? Should health care (for adults) be available only to those who are willing to work to pay for it?
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Today is Saturday, March 20, the 79th day of 2010. There are 286 days left in the year.
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I had to stop and think, something I am not always known for, before I decided to discuss this next issue.
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Transmitter failure cuts Northstate radioRedding, Dunsmuir, Mount Shasta and Burney listeners heard only static Friday morning when they tuned into Northstate Public Radio.
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The death of a 7-year-old Tehama County boy on Thursday is being felt halfway across the country.
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Shasta County's watchdog - the Shasta County grand jury - needs some new recruits.
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A trio of teens spent much of Friday looking for leaks.
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Two people were injured and three children were taken by ambulance to a Redding hospital Friday morning after a lumber truck smashed into a minivan and a pickup before losing its load and skidding up an embankment at Oasis Road and Old Oregon Trail in north Redding.
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At the start of the day, Knights coach Sonny Stupek was looking for another home sweep.By the end of Friday's doubleheader, Stupek felt fortunate the Shasta College softball team earned a split with Butte.
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A burglary suspect was captured by Redding police tonight in a field behind the Dollar Tree Store on Lake Boulevard.
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Still trying to sort out the truth about the health care bills? FactCheck does a wrap-up on the eve of what's likely to be the deciding vote....
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A 20-year-old Shasta Lake woman was arrested early today after leading deputies on a 20-mile chase that ended with a stolen vehicle crashing and catching fire.
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From the Wall Street Journal: Ken Cage isn't your typical repo man. Rather than snatch cars from an over-extended middle class, he takes back yachts, planes and other toys from the over-leveraged rich. Business is thriving, even as the economy...
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Redding Water Utility employees will team with youth members of the Nor Cal Leos Club on today and Saturday (March 19 and 20) to check for leaks in homeowners’ water systems by examining water meters. Three teams will contact homeowners in a portion of…
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I’ll make this brief. You do want the Health Care Reform Bill (Formally H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010) to pass. Depending on your luck and your health, it may benefit you greatly. If you are not certain of this, see my post below—
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It is the South Cow Creek Powerhouse located in the South Cow Creek Valley. "Holly" guessed it correctly at 11:38 and wins a $10 gift certificate and a frameable award certificate from River City Java of Redding. Congratulations Holly! Thank...
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Today, tomorrow and Sunday should be the final days of the push for health care reform in the US House of Representative, and know it or not you want to support H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010. Unless you are a hard-core conservative (more interested in handing a defeat to President Obama than in saving the liv
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Tehama County changed its inmate-release policies this week after an inmate who was mistakenly released without posting bail bludgeoned his ex-girlfriend, breaking bones and fracturing her skull, sheriff's officials said. The attack took place just days after Humberto Sandoval Moctezuma, 40, had been jailed on suspicion o
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Pat Karch, supervising crafts worker for Shasta County, just sent me this photo of our Lady of Justice. I think she's beautiful. Thank you Shasta County people for donating towards her restoration. We should all be very, very proud. Please...
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I don't think this 2 week old story was reported in the Record Searchlight. Hmm. It was the headline in the Trinity Journal. From the article... "With the November initiative expected to be on the ballot, there could be a...
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OK, you might ask, so what's the news, Ross? No, but seriously, I'm a dope for waiting so long to see the Edward Curtis exhibit at Turtle Bay, which I finally caught last night along with a talk by Kirk...
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A lumber truck smashed into a minivan and a pickup before losing its load and skidding up an embankment at Oasis Road and Old Oregon Trail this morning in north Redding.
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From the Fresno Bee, titled "Report Backs Valley Water Cutbacks"... "Controversial cuts in water for San Joaquin Valley farms appear to be scientifically justified but still need further study, scientists have concluded in a highly anticipated report to be issued...
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That's what the Fresno Bee asks in a story noting that every city in America is keen to team up with the company -- even though Google itself is being a little vague. Amid all the hype -- publicity stunts,...
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Redding, Dunsmuir, Mount Shasta and Burney listeners heard only static this morning when they tuned into Northstate Public Radio.
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An interesting article by Glenn Greenwald on Rahm Emanuel's confidence that progressives would eventually drop their righteous stance with the President. Emanuel's assumption that there was absolutely no reason to accommodate progressive objections to the health care bill because progressives...
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You've heard it's safe enough around here to leave your door unlocked. Well heck, you can even leave it open in some parts of the county. This one's sold though. If this was the home of your dreams, there is probab
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Can you guess what this mystery building is and where it's located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess what this building is and where it's located, you'll win a...
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What does that really mean? A Man of the Cross! Take a minute and think about it.......
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Is this the time to buy a house? Click here. h/t JSM...
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After the space shuttle fleet's retired, to get into orbit we'll need to hitch a ride with the Russians. How times have changed. Some of us can remember the giddy early days of the Space Race, when our future seemed...
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One of the things I love about our church is the stained glass windows. When the church was initially built 25 years ago, it was built without any Stained Glass. I know that there was a transient
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Heard of Yelp, the popular Web site that allows customers to post opinions about restaurants and other businesses? The site has drawn the ire of several small businesses that have sued Yelp, claiming it's strong-arming them. The deal is we will scrub the site of those negative reviews if you buy advertising, acco
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We like Crown Estates. This home is typical and built in 2003. The neighborhood is at the confluence of the Sacramento River and Clear Creek, and is of good uniform quality and well maintained. This home is good sized at 1768 sq ft, and has a nice patio. It&#
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It's my birthday weekend (I'm a spring baby), so I've decided on a whim (since I have two days of unpaid furlough hanging on me) to road trip.That also means updating The Tension might be problematic.Who knows where I'll end up.I'm flipping coins for direction here.So anyway, here's a little tr
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I've scanned a few entries from my flist and it looks like you folks are all over the place, some having fabulous days and others wondering whether they should just jump off the bridge and end it all now. Me, I'm in London, arrived from, Paris last night about 11 PM and trying to figure out where I am. We had plans for toda
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What: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration When: March 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Shasta County Veterans Hall Yuba Street, Redding, CA 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 357 For more information and/or to donate contact: Ed
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The north state will bask under another day of sunny and warm temperatures.
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What: Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s Auction Jeans, Jewels and Jazz When: Saturday March 27, 5:30 p.m. Where: Redding Convention Center Back by popular demand, Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s Auction Jeans, Jewels and Jazz: Swing into Spring returns to the Redding Convention Center o
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We thought you would enjoy this YouTube video (about 6.5 minutes long) from Saturday’s annual Hyampom Pie Auction fundraiser. This is an annual event in Hyampom to raise
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What: BBQ Benefit for Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council When: Thursday, March 25, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: (Behind District Attorney’s office) 1525 Court St. Redding, Ca. Cost: $8. Includes: Sandwich, chips and beverage Contact: Shasta Count
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Citizens of Shasta County: Have you ever gone to Shingletown for a summer picnic, or fishing at one of the many lakes there? Have you ever driven up Hwy 44 through Shingletown on your way to cut a Christmas tree, or to…
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Those of us who live in the Redding and Red Bluff areas have a tendency to take the Sacramento River for granted. We shouldn’t. I’m working on a story for a different publication about the City of Bakersfield’s efforts to get…
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Read Part One of “Our Broken Sky” here. In 1992, the National Academy of Sciences defined geoengineering as “large-scale engineering of our environment in order to combat or counteract the effects
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Lisa Redden remembers her Grandma June singing around the house. "She had a wonderful voice and sang the songs of the 30s and 40s. Many of the songs were show and Broadway songs popular at the time. She was fearless in her singing and I'd sing with her like crazy. It took me many years to muster the courage to sing out loud
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Last night I finished one of the most fun projects I’ve ever done. I made a custom Coraline doll for Renee and daughter, Rosemary in Louisiana. You remember the soft blue hand-dyed cotton yarn hair? It looks great on the head. It is a pleasure to slowly fit it stitch into its place. I loved the colors and soft [...]
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A north state landscaper who has built dozens of golf courses is getting ready to take over Lake Redding - the city's oldest public course.
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Since star basketball players in the Eastern Athletic League seem to make poor decisions and get suspended each year now, it's time for every league to decide how character should factor into all-league selections.
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On a beautiful Thursday where it was all about the Tulelake High baseball team, Liberty Christian's Ryan Dunken at least got to enjoy a moment of stardom.
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PALO CEDRO - Cougars senior Andrew Millner wants to prove that he can hit and play in the field too.Meanwhile, one of his heirs on the mound is coming into his own.
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Elder abuse forum is slated at library A free elder abuse prevention financial forum is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Redding Library.
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historical places in the north state.
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Escape to the days of zany 1920s musical theater with"The Drowsy Chaperone," set to play at the Redding Convention Center on Wednesday.
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James Santos, artistic director of Redding's The Dance Project, wants you to take a walk with him through the history of showbiz.
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Shasta County's partially closed jail has a notorious "revolving door" for small-time offenders who might belong behind bars but whom Sheriff Tom Bosenko just doesn't have the staff to watch.
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Why did President Barack Obama choose to turn a gaffe into a crisis in U.S.-Israeli relations?
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An issue of compassion For too long, I have witnessed people who are unable to afford insurance premiums or who are underinsured and cannot get the health care they or their children need.
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After 90 minutes of testimony, a Cottonwood woman and her brother were ordered Thursday to stand trial in connection with the alleged beating of a 7-year-old boy.
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Raids conducted as the result of three booby-trap attacks on an anti-gang task force in Southern California have a north state connection.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California community college students have missed out on as much as $500 million in unclaimed federal aid, according to a recent report.
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Today is Friday, March 19, the 78th day of 2010. There are 287 days left in the year.
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Woman calls for help after finding dynamiteThe Shasta County Bomb Squad destroyed 14 sticks of old dynamite and five detonation caps Thursday afternoon that a Hat Creek woman found stored in her garage.
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Redding officials will cut the ceremonial ribbon next month at Stillwater Business Park.
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Having survived a brazen dognapping attempt, Dee Dee the cocker spaniel now awaits adoption in a padlocked cage.
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Although they both graduated from elementary school long ago, two Shasta County residents recently received a history lesson from the Enterprise Elementary School District in Redding.
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--- but he plays one in this song. I like telling stories with the songs I write, and in this one, an old man looks back on a long and satisfying life.I think Craig does a great job in his
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A man suffered major injuries tonight when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving rolled over on Wilson Hill Road, about five miles south of Highway 44 near Shingletown.
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A Shasta County man convicted of murdering a Redding woman in 2005 won’t be sentenced until April 13.
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Paul Shigley thinks Californians need a crash course in the effects of Proposition 13 and other initiatives that have skewed how the state spends its money. How can we honestly talk about how to fix a problem if we don't...
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In response to a flood of name suggestions for this year’s Turtle Bay bald eaglets, the California Department of Transportation increased the ballot to 15 finalists.
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The Shasta County Bomb Squad destroyed 14 sticks of old dynamite and five detonation caps this afternoon that a Hat Creek woman found stored in her garage.
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The first mention of Simon in Shasta County was at Fort Reading in 1861 where he worked as a teamster - usually driving ox teams. He had many jobs through the years working as a blacksmith, sawyer, butcher, teamster, farmer,...
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I am about to embark on a weeks-long commission to make lovely puffy pillows that will serve as in-store decoration. I get to make words, numbers, peace signs and hearts, all in colors that I like. What a great job! The pillows will be jazzing up displays of young children’s clothes and that is more good vibe [...]
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Press release here....
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See why here....
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Hey this looks kinda cute for the money. Hardwood flooring, and tile, and all. Built in 1948, it’s about 1180 sqft. It looks like it last sold in 2005 for $202K(!) You could probably buy it now for less every month than you’d pay in rent, and maybe get a big ol’ t
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Meg Whitman was a capable and respected business executive at eBay, but I doubt 5 percent of Californians would have even recognized her name this time last year. And she has no political record to speak of. After a year...
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Yes, she is finally returning home! Mark your calendar for next Tuesday, March 23, at 1:00 p.m. - the Lady of Justice will be officially returned to the courthouse, just like new. You are cordially invited to attend the ceremony...
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[S]ome of the fundamentalists have maneuvered themselves into a position where they have no credibility. That's true for any human endeavor. On the environmental side. On the property rights side. On the religious side. So says Phil Detrich, newly retired...
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According to what I read on Bloomberg’s web site, the Federal Reserve has decided to keep key interest rates near zero for an extended period. The Federal Reserve also confirmed that it will stop buying mortgage backed securities at
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On KRDG AM back in '67. Alex Chilton, the influential singer/guitarist/producer on The Box Tops' "The Letter," is dead at age 59, apparently of heart trouble....
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Redding was apparently named after an otherwise unremarkable railroad employee. I think before that, the area was generally known as poverty flats or skunk hollow. Right now, Google is taking applications to bring ultra high speed internet to some lucky community. We have to nominate ourselves, so by all means DO THAT here:
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1. “Pinocchio – A Play, Original Script” 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and March 25-27 and 2 p.m. March 21 at Shasta College Theater. Tickets $10; $5 for students and seniors.
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Tina Casebeer comes from an arts family. Her mother is a portrait painter, and she was always in a creative setting. After studying art at Oregon State University, a setting she found inspirational for the staff and the bucolic landscape, she exhibited up and down the west coast. Last January, she was the guest artist at Mo
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With spring just around the corner and the weather improving, I can’t think of a more beautiful setting for a meal or a glass of wine than Anselmo Vineyards, off Highway 44 just 13 miles east of Palo Cedro.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Simpson University music department presents the Sinfonia Orchestra Spring Concert to be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 7:30 in the evening, in the McLaughlin Auditorium at Sequoia Middle School. Directed b
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Officers from the Avoid the Six Shasta County arrested 11 people for suspicion of driving under the influence over the past 12 hours.
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From the Contra Costa Times: Paul Hauser, director of the Redding Electric Utility, said that the residents of Redding would be paying $40 million more per year if they were paying the rates charged to PG&E customers. Hauser said a...
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It started early in the decade when Jim and Penny Gironda set about on a venture to bring some Chicago-style eats to town. In 2002, the couple opened Gironda’s Italian restaurant. Having spanned the better part of the decade, the restaurant has been successful, but until recently owners say the bar has been in lack of so
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Joan Scott loves a good drama and she’s frequently been involved with comedies. With “Butterflies Are Free,” she has a play that travels between both worlds.
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Emergency crews who responded to Oak Run Road this morning just north of Old Forty-four Drive for an accident discovered that the vehicle had been there for a while.
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Raids conducted as the result of three booby-trap attacks on an anti-gang task force in Southern California have a north state connection.
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Emergency crews are responding to a two-vehicle rollover accident this morning on Gas Point Road near Francis Street in Cottonwood.
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Multiple agencies will conduct a disaster preparedness exercise today that deals with a bomb blast and hostage taking at Reeds Creek School in Red Bluff.
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A Cottonwood woman and her brother were ordered this afternoon in Shasta County Superior Court to stand trial in connection with the alleged beating of a 7-year-old boy last year.
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Tree blossoms will be tested today as a brisk north wind will whoosh through the north state.
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What: Turtle Bay to host Ken DeCamp’s “Seasons in the Underworld,” a photographic exploration of Whiskeytown’s beautiful flora When: Presentation by DeCamp at 6 p.m. March 25; exhibit runs March 21 through May 16 Where: Turtle Bay Visitor Center Theater Turtle Bay Ex
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Get outta town this weekend and experience some of the events that the North State has to offer. This week’s Get Outta Town highlight is the Spring Wine Festival in Humboldt County. Great local wine, supporti
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I declare winter officially over! OK, OK, that sort of decision is above my pay grade, and I’ve lived around here long enough to know that the cold rain could return at least until the Kool April Nights car show ends. But…
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Alex Chilton, rock guitarist and killer songwriter, died Wednesday in New Orleans of heart failure.He sang with The Box Tops and later with Big Star.A band that has figured largely into my musical, The Replacements, were heavily influenced by Chilton. They even wrote a song about him, which included the lyric, "
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It’s shaping up to be quite a weekend of live music around these parts. Now, I’m not your social planner, but my advice is to get outside during these beautiful days and then experience some performances once the sun begins…
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State of Downtown to be held April 30 The annual State of Downtown celebration will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. April 30 at the Cascade Theatre in Redding.
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Health care is 'pro-life' The ironies associated with the pending changes to health care that Congress is wrestling with are worth considering.
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There are many number of good reasons for House Democrats to vote against health care reform. Abortion isn't one of them.At least, it shouldn't be. There is scant difference between the House bill that anti-abortion advocates deem acceptable and the Senate version they claim would allow federal funds to underwrite abortions
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Cameron Harris got the game-winning hit as the Shasta High School baseball team scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Winters 5-4 on Wednesday.
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Hey, Google! You'd not find a better place than Redding for a test run of your planned high-speed broadband network.Hey, readers! You should join us in telling the company why.
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As long as the Knights pitch and play defense the way they did Wednesday, not much offense will be needed for another big season.
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Today is Thursday, March 18, the 77th day of 2010. There are 288 days left in the year.
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Two of the Northern Section's top track and field teams chose to enter the 2010 season slowly on Wednesday. By the end of it, they hope to be running faster and throwing farther than everyone else.
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A Corning man who deputies say clubbed his former girlfriend nearly to death on Sunday had been arrested days earlier for violating a court order to stay away from her, but he was released within hours.
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For the first time, a troupe of Redding cheerleaders will add a pint-sized performer to its opening act for the Shasta County Special Olympics basketball tournament on Saturday.
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Do you have a nickname? What is it and how did you get it?
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Although Lake Shasta's water level is higher than it has been in three years, north state agricultural water districts may receive only half of their federal water allotments this growing season.
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Fire board to resume disciplinary hearing ANDERSON - Three hours in closed session Wednesday night did not settle a fire board hearing over employee discipline at the Anderson Fire Protection District.
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Several days after a Humboldt County sheriff's deputy nearly died in a crash into the Trinity River, a story is emerging about how a local resident and others came to the man's rescue.
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SHASTA LAKE - Outdoor medical marijuana gardens would not be allowed within city limits under a draft ordinance to be reviewed tonight by the Shasta Lake Planning Commission.
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The Cascade Union Elementary School District in Anderson has hired a new superintendent.Michael Michelon, 53, is superintendent of four school districts in Siskiyou County: Grenada, Dunsmuir, McCloud and Hornbrook.
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Members of the Shasta Cascade Progressive Democrats were outnumbered at their own Redding rally Wednesday by members of the conservative Redding Tea Party Patriots.
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Did you know that the rate of substantiated cases of elder abuse in Shasta County was three times higher than the statewide average in 2007? Shasta County's rate increased 78 percent between 2000 and 2007. Help keep older adults safe and healthy by taking their comments and concerns seriously and encouraging social activiti
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If you have an athlete-child who is in a sport because they love to play the game, compete and win, there's a good chance of that child exhibiting what I call CSS: competitive spirit syndrome.
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Over-medication in the elderly is a real problem. According to Dr. Jerry Gurwitz of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 38 million older Americans suffer drug complications yearly. With five out of six persons 65 and older taking at least one medication and almost half taking three or more, it is not surprising
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Shasta Regional Medical Center has become the first hospital in California to receive a certification for inpatient diabetes care from the Joint Commission, a nonprofit group that accredits and certifies health-care organizations.
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From the AP: State regulators on Wednesday questioned supporters of an initiative that would make it harder for local governments to create public power agencies, as opponents argued the measure would make it too difficult for communities to provide residents...
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Emergency personnel are at the scene of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian at California and Placer streets in Redding.
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ANDERSON-Emergency crews responded this afternoon to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle near South Street and Highway 273.
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From Joel Kotkin, in an article riffing on state Sen. Alan Lowenthal's crusade against free parking: Americans -- suburban or urban -- may resist a return to unbridled and extreme Republicanism, whether on social issues or in economic policy. But...
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I realize I’m not breaking news here, but it’s certainly nice to see Shasta Lake filling up as a result of a fairly robust winter. As of this morning, the lake was 30.5 feet from the top. Yesterday’s depth at the…
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Slide show by Joe Domke Music found here The Fourth Annual Fur Ball at Win-River Casino Event Center, 2010, benefited Another Chance Animal Rescue League. In opening slides: The yappy hour and silent auction, emcee Jennifer Scarborou
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Rep. Wally Herger says the Democrats' health plan "would, for the first time, force taxpayers to subsidize health plans that cover abortion." Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post writes that there is little difference between House and Senate versions and...
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What: The University Preparatory School Drama Department presents “Harvey” When: March 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and March 28 at 2 p.m. Where: Small theatre upstairs in the west wing in the Shasta Learning Center (2200 Eureka Way, Room 210) Cost: $10 (includes desserts and…
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Members of the Shasta Cascade Progressive Democrats were vastly outnumbered at their own Redding rally today by members of the conservative Redding Tea Party Patriots.
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A 3.7-magnitude earthquake shook the Almanor area of Northern California this morning.
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ForeclosureRadar.com just released its February 2010 California Foreclosure Report. Their report is statewide and
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A new Field Poll shows former eBay exec Meg Whitman -- now the overwhelmingly likely Republican candidate for governor in November -- with a narrow lead over the Democrat Jerry Brown, who's making a comeback tour. Looking closer at the...
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A Corning man who deputies say clubbed his girlfriend nearly to death on Sunday had been arrested days earlier for violating a court order to stay away from her, but he was released within hours.
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Courthouse News Service catches up to our Koenig case, allegedly a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme. Excerpts: Eighteen investment LLCs say they were taken for more than $200 million by a recidivist felon who'd already served prison time for a $5...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Nice Redding home in Blossom Park with a heated inground pool and hot tub with waterfall. Home has extensive tile flooring and crown molding with an open floor plan that includes a spacious kitchen with bar
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Work continues to clear debris from a massive rock slide on a north state highway linking Siskiyou County to the North Coast, but officials don't know when the road will reopen, the California Department of Transportation said this week.
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These charts were assembled by the brilliant mind of Zach Meston at Coldwell Banker C&C Properties from the total MLS sales. So it may include Tehama County south of Lake California. This chart show
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I especially loved the first line in the form. “Count all people, including babies…” as though there were some question as to whether babies were people. We got our form yesterday. It’s going right back out. It’s important to count as many folks in our community as actually do live here. We rec
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State Attorney Jerry Brown has announced a court judgment against Pro's Choice Beauty Care, Inc., a New York-based hair-care product distributor, blocking the company from selling "pollution-causing" products.
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Happy St Patricks day to all of our viewers, from Skip and Erin Murphy at FDotD! We’ll be celebrating in our usual low-key tradition, and we hope you make the best of this fine Spring day. Today’s featu
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The high in Redding today could hit the 80-degree mark.
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Femme de Joie loves her a good sandwich, the drippier and messier the better. French dip with red onions and pepper Jack cheese, meatball with sauce, gooey chicken salad, Po’ Boy with olive salad, even that 70s standby of avocado-tomato-sprouts-cheese……
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Driving by the empty “Monica’s Vintage Inspired” storefront on Athens Avenue in Redding made my heart hurt. My friend Monica Templeton is probably at a much lower risk for a hurting heart (of the attack var
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The annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" is coming up April 10Th, This is a great event for the purpose of creating awareness about violence against women, including domestic violence. This event is perplexing though because some of the same people that proclaim their diligence and tenacity in the fight to end violence against
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are pulse, shard and weary.AfterI awake to the sounds of women, wailing.There’s a gauzy sheet pulled over me, soft and ticklish on my cheeks as I rise.The wailing is coming from the hallway. My father stands in front of the closed door, a handkerchief in
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It’s time again for the bad MLS photo of the week.  One of the most important marketing tools you have to sell a home is the photograph(s).  In this case, the photo did its job, it got my attention! First off, let me apologize if you see your home listed here.  If your home is for sale, it might be a good ide
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Michelle Lance, 22, of Redding twirls a sign Tuesday for Platinum Auto Glass while dressed for St. Patrick’s Day.
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What piece of clothing will keep you from being pinched today?
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Dear Lynne: What is the best way to store celery to keep it from wilting? What can you do with it once it wilts? — Jackie from Indiana Dear Jackie: Vegetables wilt and turn nasty when they’re exposed to air and moisture. So don’t wash vegetables before storing them. If the celery’s wet when you get it hom
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DA doesn't deserve putdown Saturday's front-page article with two color pictures starts off in the first paragraph with a putdown of District Attorney Jerry Benito, and the second paragraph says Steve Carlton would possibly reopen the case. Readers should note that Carlton does not promise anything.
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California has officially designated the first full week in March as the "Week of the School Administrator."
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In a swindle that would make Bernie Madoff look like an amateur, Barack Obama has gotten a substantial segment of the population to believe that he can add millions of people to the government-insured rolls without increasing the already record-breaking federal deficit.
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It's a small-town labor dispute turned nasty, but the standoff between the city of Redding and its union electrical workers is also an emblem of how out-of-control medical costs are slowly bankrupting America - employers and workers alike.
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Today is Wednesday, March 17, the 76th day of 2010. There are 289 days left in the year.
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GreenGo's closed; sale sign posted GreenGo's, a healthy fast-food restaurant on Dana Drive, was closed Tuesday and a "For Sale" sign was posted on the front door.
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The Trinity Pines man who was mauled by three dogs at a friend's house had to have his right leg amputated after the attack, Trinity County Sheriff's Detective Jeremy Ammon said Tuesday.
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COTTONWOOD - Barely visible under a blackberry bramble on Bill Rich's 1,200-acre ranch, a massive pile of old tires decayed for two decades before a cleanup two summers ago.
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With books following music and movies into the digital realm, Shasta Public Libraries is going with the data flow. The library system in September purchased its first batch of downloadable digital titles. Today the library offers 900 eBooks, audiobooks, videos and music files. And that number will grow, said Megan Owens, ou
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The number of crimes reported last year in Redding's once-notorious Parkview neighborhood dropped in most categories compared to 2008.
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Finally got my Census form in the mail today. I must say, I've rolled my eyes at the marketing campaign but appreciate the need for doing the job correctly. That said, the bold-face letters warning, "YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY...
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Redding firefighters are en route to a possible electrical fire tonight at 720 Lincoln St.
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Redding could see a veterans museum and heritage center built near the municipal airport – but not directly south of the main terminal entrance.
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You could say we've been blessed by the Carr family. A primer from the Anderson Valley Post....
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What: 2010 Celebration of Women’s History Month “Women Making History” When: March 2, 2 to 4 p.m. Where: The Atrium (south end of the Market Street Promenade, formerly called the Downtown Mall) Details: The event is designed to bring together the various community organizati
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A fire inside a Cottonwood mobile home turned fatal this morning.
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A Macdoel man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of indecent exposure in connection with a series of incidents where a man exposed himself to women in the Mount Shasta area.
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A vehicle rolled over late this afternoon on Highway 299E near Dusty Oaks Trail east of Bella Vista, the California Highway Patrol is reporting.
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Slide show by Joe Domke Red Hawks vs Thunderbirds at Tiger Field Feb. 17, 2010 Song: Prolix by JT Bruce At Tiger Field, the Simpson Red Hawks played the Thunderbird
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RED BLUFF – The Tehama County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of a controversial ordinance that would ban medicinal marijuana gardens within 1,000 feet of schools, school bus stops, churches, parks and child car centers and would limit the number of plants grown based on acreage.
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NPR news had an interesting piece yesterday about rural areas that are being left in the technological dust. Its focus? None other than Trinity County. For most Americans, dial-up is a distant memory. But almost all the kids at Burnt...
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The Cascade Union Elementary School District in Anderson has hired a new superintendent.
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B.O.B. will be present at this year's Kool April Nites car show. But what's a B.O.B.?
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An elderly Italian peasant, Uncle Nino (Pierrino Mascarino) comes to America for the first time to spend some time with his nephew, Robert Micelli (Joan of Arcadia’s Joe Mantegna), and his family. With
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SHINGLETOWN — A 58-year-old Shingletown man was injured this afternoon in a near head-on traffic collision on Highway 44 at its intersection with Wilson Hill Road.
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A 29-year-old Corning woman is recovering today at an area hospital after being badly beaten with a club this weekend by her boyfriend.
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A 25-year-old Redding man arrested Thursday on suspicion of having sex with a minor and providing her marijuana pleaded not guilty to 48 felony counts during his arraignment and bail review hearing in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Ranging from soda brands to past presidents, close to 300 names have been submitted in a contest among school children to name this year’s Turtle Bay eaglets.
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He may be Italian but...a puppeteer? Comment on Scott Mobley's story about the council vote last night: fireflysf#310525 writes: No one SPOKE in FAVOR of the CUTS!!!! That is because the Puppet Masters Dagg and Strazzarino had already pulled the...
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The Wintu have been formally asking and patiently waiting for justice for more than 120 years. We are a patient and stubborn people. This letter was marked as received on May 22, 1890. It was sent via Jeremiah Curtain of the Smithsonian Institute to the BIA and presumably delivered to the then-current United States, Benjami
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A 24-year-old Redding man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after his SUV went off the road and hit an oak tree this morning on Clear Creek Road near Honeybee Road west of Redding, California Highway Patrol spokesman Jason Dotzenrod said.
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Ken Murray wrote a column last fall about the perversity of the plastic-bag lobby using the California Environmental Quality Act to stop cities that are attempting to restrict or simply ban the use of plastic shopping bags. Well, it turns...
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That's what Santa Barbara Independent writer Nick Walsh -- tongue mostly in cheek -- proposes to curb the endless discussions at some local council meetings. My proposal in this case is not to cut the baby in half, but rather...
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I confess, spotting the title in an e-mail got my attention. Fortunately for the museum, the book is work of fiction about the United Nations -- whose headquarters is in the Manhattan neighborhood by the same name....
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Efforts by the Federal Reserve to push mortgage rates to near-record lows have been sucessful but many homeowners can’t refinance their loans. The Wall Street Journal reported that 37% of all borrowers with 30-year fixed rate loans have interest rates of 6% or higher and could benefit by refinancing at cu
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The sun will shine today and bring warmth after lots of cool rainy days. Inside our home it’s almost always sunny. We make the best of what we have, Frank and I. We, united now for seven years, after a hiatus of 23 years, will make it official next month. I can’t really bring myself to speak [...]
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Chico did. Chico has been included in a roundup of the Best Places to Live in America in the Men's Journal. ...The article's authors write, "College and community mesh so neatly in Chico that the would-be Sacramento Valley farm town...
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A preliminary hearing that's scheduled for Thursday in Shasta County Superior Court was confirmed today for 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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Here’s a good sized home on almost an acre. It’s a nice setting, quite private. The house is older but has a nice feel to it. The lot is 137″ X 292′ and the house sits tucked away off the road on a circular drive. The site looks like it was once very cute and gar
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REO listing agents will be partying like traditional conventioneers in a boom economy at the REO Expo,
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See why we live here? Took these shots yesterday at the overlook. The lake is filling nicely, and the snowpack looks awesome. Yay! Somebody tell the tourists.
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The weather continues its springlike run today in the north state.
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What: Shasta College’s 7th Annual Intercultural Night Celebration When: March 25, 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Shasta College Student Center (cafeteria) Cost: $5, Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in room 2308. Details: Enjoy world music, cultural dances, stories and
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Six years ago, when there was a budget for such things and Redding had a new Planning Commissioner, I was sent to a League of California Cities Annual Meeting in Monterey. Besides learning something about provisions of the California Environmental…
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Redding gets scant attention in the world of California public policy development. But that changes, at least momentarily, on Wednesday, when representatives of the Caltrans home office in Sacramento come to Redding for a big transportation planning workshop. The California Interregional…
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The OneWord prompt of the day is “keychain.”He’s a casualty and he knows it.The car rockets down lonely two-lane blacktop, faded yellow center lines blur in the straight-aways, as he puts pressure on the accelerator.The car hums a satisfying tune. Most of the r
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How does a stodgy old utility company like Pacific Gas and Electric Co. inspire both love and loathing in its customers? The answer lies in how its power rates have evolved over the past decade.
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SHASTA LAKE - A long-planned but scaled-down housing subdivision - Heritage Grove - may be moving forward.The Shasta Lake City Council will be asked today to approve two agreements, including the hiring of a land-use planning consultant, to help complete a series of studies and other work associated with the project.
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It's been a remarkable community effort getting Grilla Bites open.Two years after he signed a lease and a year after his original plans to open the health food restaurant in downtown Redding, Brian Garcia hopes to greet his first customer this week - maybe as early as Thursday.
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An investigation into the death of a Red Bluff boy killed last summer when a retaining wall on Lassen Peak collapsed beneath him raises questions about the stability of those walls.
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3 dogs maul man in Trinity County A 53-year-old Trinity Pines man was in fair condition Monday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding after being mauled by three dogs last week.
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Amy Vargas' students said goodbye Monday to about 70 cold-blooded animals they had come to know over the past couple of months.
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The days of browsing in the Apple store at the mall, then dashing home to buy that iTouch online at Amazon.com - just to save the $25 or so in sales tax - could be coming to an end.
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Shasta County school districts have notified 117 teachers that they will be laid off at the end of the school year, a teachers union representative said Monday, the deadline for sending out the pink slips.
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Redding City Council members tonight will consider sending a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urging him not to release 19,000 unsupervised prison inmates.
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A north state lawmaker Monday blasted the state prison system he said he spent years trying to reform. In a scathing interview, Assemblyman Jim Nielsen called the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) one of the most corrupt, self-serving bureaucracies in state government, one that routinely destroy
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Molly Wilson left her mark Molly Wilson was such a wonderful person who represented our community for so many years. She left her thumbprint on veterans' services and the cemetery.
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WHO'S BUYING? Timothy McIndoo (letter, Sunday) complains about congressional votes being bought for "Obama's health care fix." My knowledge is somewhat different: Congressional votes are being bought by health care insurance companies and drug companies to defeat health care reform.
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Once again, the self-destructive cry is heard from some parts of California, just has it is been every 10 years when the Census is about to begin: "Don't count illegal immigrants."
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1910: On the question of the eligibility of women to run for public office, District Attorney Tillotson advised the county clerk that women can be nominated for public office. Tillotson wrote a voluminous, thoroughly lucid opinion in response to an inquiry and forwarded it to the county clerk.
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Hiring fair hosted for insurance jobs The Smart Business Resource Center is hosting a hiring fair for insurance agents at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Redding.
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Life is all about perspective. I almost said that when she called. I'm glad now I didn't. Sometimes one of the hardest things about being a mother isn't knowing what to say; it's knowing when not to say it.
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Before Shasta College existed alongside Old Oregon Trail in Redding, the Smith Ranch occupied the campus site along Stillwater Creek.
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Central Valley's Lala Forrest-Cawker and Jordon Conner snagged All-Northern Athletic League honors to go with the Falcons' Northern Section girls Division IV basketball title.
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In what is likely to be a slew of postseason honors, Enterprise High School seniors James and Anthony Williams highlight the All Eastern Athletic League boys basketball team.
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The Mount Shasta High School baseball team swept a doubleheader Monday from U-Prep, winning 8-4 and 8-2 over the Panthers.Phil Ray took the loss in the opener for U-Prep. He struck out six, walked three and allowed three runs on six hits.
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Hey, if you're going to run a scam, at least run one with good taste. An e-mail from the director of the North State Symphony, Keith Herritt: This afternoon I receievd two phone calls from folks in Chico who each...
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Today is the deadline for school districts to notify teachers if they will be laid off, and 117 teachers in Shasta County have received pink slips, according to a teachers union representative.
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When it comes to Senior living there is no better place than Redding, CA. In Redding you can find absolutely everything you need for your self or your senior loved ones. Besides the fact that most businesses provide different types of senior discounts,
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A 53-year-old Trinity Pines man was in fair condition at Mercy Medical Center in Redding today after being mauled by three dogs last week while visiting a friend.
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Hilltop Estates, a patriotic retirement community, is hosting a Hot-o-Rama Classic Car show and free barbecue honoring our servicemen and women this Saturday, March 20, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
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This sure looks and feels like the real deal -- a Shasta Courier newspaper, from August 1872. In the vault at the Masonic Lodge Western Star No. 2 in Shasta. The Record Searchlight's a direct descendant of the Courier,...
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Let's talk weather first, since that's a common question we get as real estate agents: Climate Winter (October-April) provides the most precipitation of any season in Redding-the weather tends to be either rainy or foggy and snow does occur at times. Summers are hot and dry, but rain is possible, usually a
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Hello Everyone, Here is some great tips regarding your Air Conditioning System provided by "Home Care Tips for a Happy Home- Coldwell Banker"      Some good routine maintenance tips: To ensure efficient operation, check filters every month. Clean or re
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Firefighters responded this afternoon to a car fire at westbound Highway 44 near the convention center after a car erupted in flames on the side of the road.
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Emergency personnel were sent this afternoon to a reported traffic accident in which a pedestrian was struck.
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Case Closed. Kelley case affirms many things for patients' rights, Mr. Benito is dismissing charges against legit patients so maybe it's time for the city of Redding and other town councils to reconsider their unlawful ordinances or be held liable.
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Sixth anniversary celebration at That Kitchen Place on April 1 is an all-day event with food, fun, prizes, and more.
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Viola is located in eastern Shasta County and was named for Viola Loomis, mother of Benjamin Loomis. Benjamin homesteaded land in the area in 1888. When the Viola Post Office was established in 1898, Benjamin's wife Estella Loomis became its...
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I was out of the office last week, but Dave Gilliard e-mailed a note in reply to this blog post. As the PE article states, we were visited by representatives of the Riverside D.A.'s office. We were informed that we...
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Dear reader, As a liberal/progressive, I am deeply disappointed in the Health Care Reform Legislation currently in front of the US House of Representatives—but I still strongly support the bill. As much as I wish the reform legislation had not been watered down in an attempt to garner conservative support, I
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The Moon in Pisces can have two effects on my changeable consciousness. I can fall easily into an artistic project and flow with it, dream up solutions I may not have under some other moon energy or I just want to sleep. Sleep is good because I love to dream and feel there is always some interesting [...]
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A Cottonwood man is in the Tehama County Jail after he allegedly used a baseball bat to smash windows at his ex-wife’s home on Bowman Road.
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The Redding City Council this evening took the extraordinary step of imposing its final contract offer on electric utility workers.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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From the Billings, Montana, Gazette. Guess there's a debate in Billings about whether the place has too many eating establishments. Apparently not compared to Redding: Steve Wahrlich, who manages the Best Western Clock Tower Inn and is president of the...
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Two Redding men were arrested Sunday night after attempting to steal a man's wallet near Shasta High School.
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Police found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia -- all within reach of two young children -- inside a Redding home after responding to a domestic disturbance call this morning.
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Representatives from the Hawkins Companies of Boise Idaho recently gave a presentation to local REALTORS about their plans to develop the northeast co
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What: U-Prep Fundraiser Viva Las Vegas When: Mar 20, 5 p.m. Where: Gaia Hotel Anderson, California Cost: $45 or $450 for an 8-person table Contact: Diane Hurner (530) 242-0424 dianehurner@yahoo.com The University Preparatory
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What: “Tree Art” Reception When: Mar 20, 2 to 5 p.m. Where: BoxCar Gallery 5905 Sacramento Avenue Dunsmuir, CA Dunsmuir, CA-”Tree Art” by Cheryl Petty exhibition will be shown at a reception March 20 from 2-5pm at the BoxCar Gallery 5905 Sacramento Avenue i
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What: Re-think Your Health and Celebrate March as National Nutrition Month! When: Spring Garden Workshop Presented by Wayne Kessler of Shambani Organics March 15, 5:30-7:30 pm Eat Right When Money’s Tight Includes a healthy cooking demonstration March 22, 5:30-7:
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The north state will enjoy springlike weather this week.
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Most of us search for a quick, healthy way to start the day, and one of my favorites is a little gem I call a Morning Glory. What is a Morning Glory? I like to call it a whole-grain scone without…
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In an effort to end the foreclosure crisis, the Obama administration has been trying to keep defaulting owners in their homes. Now it will take a new approach: paying some of them to leave. This late
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I recently took a day trip to San Francisco to satisfy my craving for art, history and culture. My mom, sister and I drove to Golden Gate Park - a place I hadn’t visited since childhood - to see the “Tutankhamun…
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Each week Our Lady of Mercy includes a particular priest for special prayer intentions to celebrate "Year of the Priest" proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI. This week's priest is Father Carl Subler, Military Chaplain currently in Afghanistan. Father Carl's indirect link to OLM is that he was in seminary with Father Avram
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According to family legend, my great-great grandfather George Convy brought a piece of sod from the homeland when he emigrated from Ireland in 1866. Now and again he would take it out and have a good cry.The Irish, who fled their country by the thousands, did not have a word for "emigrate" -- instead, they used
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What was your worst “daylight savings snafu?”
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Some day, the Simpson University men's golf program may approach the level of conference foe Holy Names.But that day is still a ways off for now.
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The Shasta College baseball team beat College of the Redwoods 5-2 in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader in Eureka.The second game was suspended due to darkness with the Knights leading 8-5 in the bottom of the eighth inning. The game will be completed today and then followed by the final contest in a three-game series.
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CHANGING TIMES: I have been hearing about our jobless recovery and I am not surprised. Between productivity gains, which reduces the number of jobs here, it has come to the point where one should no longer be proud of working hard, as this has now become selfish.
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Two separate crashes on Highway 299 on Friday — one of them deadly — occurred on the same right-hand curve just west of Salyer in Trinity County.
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1910: Superintendent Sheridan of the Southern Pacific Co. stated the time had come to rid the railroad of hobos. Hobos were riding the trains in great numbers and continually breaking open boxcars and stealing produce destined for merchants of the various cities. Sheridan devised a plan whereby hobos would be put to work in
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While California leads the nation in after-school programs, a new study shows a quarter of Shasta County's low-income schools are still without programs.
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Circular logic The Boys and Girls Clubs of America is being asked by members of Congress to explain why their nonprofit organization spent $4.3 million on travel, $1.6 million on conferences, conventions and meetings, and $544,000 in lobbying fees in 2008. They say it's important to find out because the organization has bee
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Redding film fest closes with awards The Sundial Film Festival of Redding has handed out cash prizes to filmmakers following its festival last week.
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A new federal regulation intended to limit how long passengers can be kept aboard a delayed airliner is already having an unintended consequence even though it doesn't take effect until April 29.
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We are in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. It has been dubbed the Great Recession. Many hopes have been dashed, many dreams delayed or abandoned.
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Slide show by Joe Domke Shasta Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert at Shasta College Feb 28, 2010 Song: Julians Auftritt by Christoph Pronegg The Shasta S
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Redding, CA - The award winning films and photographs entered in the second annual Sundial Film Festival were announced Saturday night at the Cascade Theatre. Taking the “Best of Fe
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Rates for north state Pacific Gas and Electric customers are set to go down — or up — this summer depending on how much power they use.
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Liz and I decided that this would be a good weekend to make-over our kitchen. We thought we would start with the cabinets. We had no idea what we were doing, so we both grabbed a computer and watched a f
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Naoma Bennett and Virginia Schmidt didn't know Logan Thompson. Neither did Robert and Gloria Lowe.
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The California Highway Patrol received a report of a red Jeep Cherokee driving at speeds up to 100 mph and running vehicles off the road in Anderson, according to radio reports.
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Meet Shasta College field archaeology students (from left to right) Jake Ackerly, Rodney Sanders and Virginia Mike-Mercado. They are hard at work in their "unit" in an attempt to find remains of the historic Smith ranch house that once stood...
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The Sundial Film Festival has handed out cash prizes to filmmakers following its festival last week.
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My second Soft Boy is looking friggin great. I’ve managed to get Keith Richards’ head together this weekend, or rather I’ve united his head and body, at last. I gave him a tiny sharkish tooth earring and embroidered the kohl around his eyes. I gave him a pair of deep dark chocolate colored vintage buttons
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Just FriendsThey’re waiting on dinner and she’s opened a bottle of red she knows he’s quite fond of and sits close to him on the couch.She describes the menu, sitting on her feet and touching him as she talks. She’s excited and between touches, brushes her hair behind her ears and takes soft sips of her
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From David Benda's Buzz on the Street column today: Should SAF be the first firm to land at Stillwater, the clock will start on the guarantee former Redding City Councilman (and Edward Jones stockbroker) Mike Pohlmeyer threw down during the...
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The rest of this weekend is expected to be clear and sunny, with a high near 71, according to the National Weather Service.
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Fusing product info and north state history. On Gary Pepe's Nu Olinda olive oil: Nu Olinda olive oil continues the agricultural tradition begun in the 1880s when Samuel Alexander, a sugar baron from Hawaii, arrived in Shasta County and quickly...
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I tried to explain to the Mastiffs that because of time change, it REALLY IS our normal wake up time. They’re not buying it:
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Nick’s Grill in Bella Vista looks like an ordinary roadside food stop. Directly on Hwy 299E. They have all the regular food one might expect. And great coffee. Really, much better coffee than you might expect. But that’s not why we’re here. Hot pastrami sandwich nirvana. That’s what I’m talk
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We don’t often add an exclamation point on the subject line here at FDotD, but this one rates. Are you kidding us? $68 per sqft for a genuinely amazing home on 8 acres? That would seem to be well below repla
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The Presbyterian church, built in 1881,  was the first church constructed in Redding. It was located on the south-east corner of Butte and Pine streets, but this original building was burned to the ground on September 1
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Having already briefly covered the fundamental rules of firearm safety (safe gun handling) in my Feb. 28 column, this article will provide an overview of some of the rules for using a gun.
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In 1995, my wife and I went to Scotland with Barbie Gard, a former Redding mayor. She had made reservations to see the Military Tattoo, a show of Scotland's fine marching bands.
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Any north state resident who spends time in the outdoors knows the irritation that comes along with the area's pest insects.
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Q: I belong to a popular fishing forum on the Internet, and most of my fellow sport fishermen say that when they bait their crab traps/pots, they can use whatever bait they want.
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Joe and Deane Marsiano celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary March 12 at a dinner with their children.
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A June 12 wedding at San Ramon Golf Club in San Ramon is planned by Rebecca Corson and Joshua Brett-St. John, both of Concord.
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Hardly a day or so goes by when I don't hear from someone that their computer has been overtaken by a program that continually pops up windows prompting them to take action of some sort.
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MJSI Inc. manufactures plumbing products that give consumers an easy, inexpensive way to save water.
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Q: How have the financial and economic events of the past two years affected the way investors manage their investments?
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Well, the intensive care unit nurses have done it again. Rescued another patient from the jaws of death.And I guess the ICU docs had a lot to do with it too, but this column is dedicated to the men and women on the front line, the highly skilled professionals who daily save lots of peoples' bacon and really get little or no
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When telling stories about her life, those who knew former Shasta County Supervisor Molly Wilson spoke of a woman devoted to her family, her friends and her faith.
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Two separate crashes on Highway 299 on Friday — one of them deadly — occurred on the same right-hand curve just west of Salyer in Trinity County.
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Blue Shield of California is exceeding expectations in Redding, making good on a promise to keep growing in Shasta County.The insurer's claims center has nearly 100 more employees than were required in a participation agreement Blue Shield signed with the city in 2002 to build the facility on the river bluff above South Bon
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Leanna Ferrer's stat sheet reads two points for this season.
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Liam Twight is going back to Washington, D.C.The 13-year-old student from Pacheco Elementary School in Anderson on Saturday won the 12th annual Record Searchlight Spelling Bee at Sequoia Middle School in Redding.
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Keswick Lake's boat ramp will close Monday in preparation for work to remove more tainted sediment from the water. Environmental Protection Agency contractors will begin moving heavy equipment into the parking lot at the boat launch. Once in the water, the 100-foot dredge will resume sucking up sediment piles in the lake as
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Redding is gearing up to join the gaggle of cities nationwide hoping to catch a high-tech ogle from Google. The City Council on Tuesday will consider whether Redding should apply to become a test site for an experimental ultra-high-speed fiber optic network Google has proposed to build some time later this year.
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Two people drown in Highway 299 crash A driver and her passenger, both from Chico, died Friday when their car veered off Highway 299 in heavy rain and landed in the Trinity River where they drowned.
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The other day, I stopped in at the Redding area California Highway Patrol office to shoot the bull with the boys and in these sessions, high boots are a necessity. Anyway, the issue of speed traps came up. I am told that on a regular basis, residents call in and complain that when the airplane is working speed enforcement,
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1910: A 15-piece brass band had been organized at the Gladstone Mine, much to the delight of the people of French Gulch and its neighboring districts. The band was composed solely of employees and while a few were raw recruits, the band included some professionals as well. Instruments had been ordered and a competent direct
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MONDAY City of Redding: 5:15 p.m., Redevelopment Agency and Housing Authority issues, City Hall, council chambers, 777 Cypress Ave., 225-4002.
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COTTONWOOD Friday Receipts: 336; March 5: 1,402.Compared with previous sale: Low supply in all categories, with no big pen lots. Strong demand, especially on cattle 725 pounds and lower. Off lots and singles $7-$10 less than top offerings.
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When Leanna Ferrer stepped back on to the Hayfork High School basketball court on Feb. 12, it made me shiver. As a sports journalist - someone there to witness and record the game - I've seen countless basketball games, dozens of football games and hundreds of other various sporting events. I've been excited after some, thr
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The championship game hadn't even started yet and there was already a feeling of spent emotion and drama that pervaded through Big League Dreams' Wrigley Field.
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A 1-1 record makes it look like Central Valley High's softball team had an average day Saturday in the Cubs Classic Small Schools tournament at Big League Dreams. It was actually a very successful one for the Falcons when all the factors are considered.
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Today would normally be the time for the qualifying rounds for Redding's annual pro tennis tournament.Except there won't be a pro tournament at Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness this month.
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Dear Babe: I have three coins one of which is silver. One coin is .999 troy ounces silver. On one side it says "Super Bowl XXX Champions Dallas Cowboys, January 28, 1996; limited edition 1755." The other two coins are brass and are from 1977 - one each for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders. They appear t
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The Shasta College softball team was supposed to get three games Saturday at the Ohlone tournament in Fremont but only got one.
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If you had an opportunity to do something that didn't cost any money, didn't take much time, but could benefit your community for a decade and give you a stronger voice in the way the state and country are run - would you do it?
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Redding police officers closed down the block surrounding their California Street headquarters for less than an hour tonight so a bomb technician could check a suspicious suitcase that had been left in front of the building.
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Today is Daylight-savings time. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour (spring forward). Click here if you’d like to read more about why
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Anderson police are at the scene of a head-on collision this afternoon on Gaines Lane at Balls Ferry Road where a woman has suffered minor injuries, the California Highway Patrol's Web site says.
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Liam Twight, a 13-year-old Pacheco Elementary School seventh-grader, today won the 12th Annual Record Searchlight Spelling Bee at Sequoia Middle School in Redding.
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When telling stories about her life, those who knew former Shasta County supervisor Molly Wilson spoke of a woman devoted to her family, her friends and her faith.
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Homily4th Sunday of Lent (Year C) Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32The Prodigal “Sons” There is a great desire in all of us to find happiness and to feel fulfilled in our lives. For many of us, our daily focu
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Everything I know about the "houses of ill-repute" in yesterday's mystery photo was told to me by Maxine Bidwell Summers who was born, raised, and lived almost her entire life in the Fall River Valley. Maxine, however, doesn't call it...
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Not certain, but we recall this as the home of a newsworthy local heart surgeon who fell under a cloud of suspicion about his practice. We see now it is for sale again, although not listed in the MLS, and with
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Redding firefighters responded this morning to an electrical fire in the attic of a Kerryjen Court four-plex this morning.
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Pretty easy to do the math on this one. Looks like just under $100 per sq ft. It’s listed as a 1971 3/2 on a good sized 85′ X 135′ sized lot in the Enterprise area. It’s been listed for sale by foreclosure listing broker Diane Abair of Bears Den Realty. She
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The OneWord prompt is nuclear.You know, the clock starts and, well…She clutches tufts of chest hair in her delicate hands, but he’s more worried about the frenetic rise and fall of her hips against his. He’s thinking about every else than her wa
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Returning a Redbox freebie DVD at the Raley’s near my home I was treated to the sight of a magnificent double rainbow. I did not have my camera, boo. When we got home I jammed inside the house to get it. The rainbow was visible in the center of a stand of trees at the end [...]
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Let’s face it - I am all about habitat and environmentally friendly and responsible gardening. I am. I love birds, bees, butterflies and the like. But, let’s also face the fact that we live in deer country. And Oh Deer!…
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Featuring not him but Jane Heinan....
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That's Whole Wheat Radio.It's a hardy, flavorful treat after a bland diet of mainstream radio's fluffy Wonder Bread.From the WWR website:"Whole Wheat Radio is a homegrown grassroots online radio station originating from Talkeetna, Alaska.""We feature the music of 2,794 tru
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A late-winter storm Friday bullied the north state with wind-driven bursts of valley rain and mountain snow.
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On a chilly night last week, our heater stopped working. This little incident was the latest in a series of events with a pricey, malfunctioning theme. And it fits right in with my conspiracy theory that our house is out to get us.
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Q: Copper pipes vs. steel pipes - should sellers consider updating plumbing?
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Saturated or scorched. That's weather in the north state.
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Where's Congress going? I am sitting here wondering what country I am now living in.
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Is the state's political gene pool that shallow?
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In accord with the mnemonic "Spring Forward, Fall Back," this Sunday we set our clocks forward one hour.
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Q: To what extent is the concept of sin, karma, etc., significant in controlling modern social behavior?
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Learn how to start your own business The Microenterprise Development Program of Superior California Economic Development is sponsoring a workshop to explore self-employment on March 23.
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Shabbat Cinema: Noon lunch and 1 p.m. film today at Temple Beth Israel, 8529 Placer Road in Redding. Featured film is Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You." Call 243-5726 or go to www.tbiredding.org.
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Today is Saturday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2010. There are 293 days left in the year.
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Ever since I took so much heat from Mr. Johannsen on telling everyone only things you can't lawfully do, I have been working on something that you can legally do - and it doesn't cost you a nickel.
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Q: Chris R. of San Francisco wants to know why the U.S. Census Bureau bothered sending him a letter telling him to expect a census form in the mail in a week or so.
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Deputy marshals had to physically restrain a convicted killer who threatened a judge and cursed a prosecutor during a resentencing hearing Friday morning in Shasta County Superior Court.
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For the second year in a row, Bella Vista Elementary School students have earned awards for being physically active.
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Few people know just how good it feels to come home as well as Logan Thompson.On Thursday, the 8-year-old Anderson boy got to sleep in his own bed for the first time in 141 nights.
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The Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force served three drug-related search warrants this week, resulting in seven arrests and placement of a 3-year-old in the care of Child and Family Services.
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Two reported dead in Hwy. 299 crash SALYER - Search-and-rescue teams and a Trinity County coroner were called to the site of a Friday crash along Highway 299 in which two people were killed.
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Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito's decision not to prosecute the alleged attacker of a man who died last year after a punch on a Redding dance floor is taking a political turn.
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She's got a link to this on her other blog. I read some of it and had tears running down my face from laughing. But then I have an odd sense of humor. Sleep Talkin' Man.
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A man who was standing in the middle of southbound Interstate 5 south of Shasta Dam Boulevard in Shasta Lake was struck by a big rig tonight.
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Yesterday the California Senate voted 21-15 to approve legislation that would relieve the tax liability of California homeowners from who have had forgiven debt from a foreclosure or short sale.  The bill will make changes to the state
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TULELAKE — A 37-year-old Tulelake man wearing a bullet-proof vest was arrested Thursday after he allegedly waved a .45-caliber revolver in the air at the Lava Beds National Monument, it was announced today by U.S. Department of Justice officials.
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Firefighters were being called this afternoon to a reported structure fire on Tremonto Drive near North Street.
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"Tidepool" guessed it correctly as being located on Bridge Street in Fall River Mills. Congratulations Tidepool! Thank you everyone for playing, and thank you River City Java for providing the winner with a $10 gift certificate and a beautiful frameable...
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Highway 299 is open again in both directions west of Redding.
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Three Vina residents were arrested Thursday by Tehama County drug agents after a search warrant that was served at a 7th Street residence that’s within 1,000 feet of an elementary school yielded drugs.
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"CBS radio news this morning ran a clip of one of your recent speeches. In it, you criticize insurance companies because they “ration coverage … according to who can pay and who can’t.”My first thought was “not exactly; coverage is rationed according to who pays and who doesn’t.” Ability to pay isn
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Abraham Lincoln "Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.""Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.""Give me
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There will be a Celebration of Life event for former Shasta County Supervisor Molly Wilson at 10 a.m. Saturday at Redding Christian Fellowship (2157 Victor Ave.). Then, at 2 p.m., an additional service will take place at the Northern California…
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Police Chief Hansen believes it's "likely" and "realistic" that someone in Redding will "fall victim to a serious felonious act perpetrated" by one of the over 19,000 criminals receiving early release from state prison under the September 2009 emergency budget...
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LOS MOLINOS — A 49-year-old Tehama County man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sale and transportation of methamphetamine during a traffic stop here.
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A suspected drug dealer threw brown powder heroin in the faces of Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF) agents on Sunday in an unsuccessful escape.
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Everyone's looking for the easiest, affordable way to go green. Now you can find out about some of the latest eco-friendly products by listening to Eco Trends with Debra Atlas, every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:20 pm on K-Shasta, 104.3FM.
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SALYER — A coroner has been called to the scene of a major injury accident today in which a vehicle reportedly went down a steep embankment off Highway 299 near here and landed in the Trinity River.
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Lenders, loan servicing companies and homeowners have been fighting over how to deal with mortgages that are underwater. According to a recent article in the New York Times “more than 5 million households are behind in their mortgages and risk foreclosure”. The Obama administration has targeted bill
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The Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF) arrested a North Redding man and placed his 3-year-old son in the care of Child and Family Services yesterday after they served a search warrant on his trailer and found a meth lab.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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I’m on the Green Committee with several of my colleagues at the Shasta Association of REALTORS. It’s a big subject! Our committee discussion ranges widely. We are all individuals with a broad spectrum of ideas and opinions about how best to influence homebuilders and homebuyers to be more environmentally conscio
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Featured performances include solos from Simpson student concerto winners and works from Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Mozart and Chaminade.
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Can you guess the street and town where these mystery buildings are located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! Because the business once conducted in these buildings was illegal, I will tell you they were once "houses of...
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An overturned trailer loaded with paper temporarily blocked the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 north of Lakehead this morning, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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City staff wants the council to OK $1,000 for a "buy Redding" campaign. Car dealers and the local chamber will also put up $1,000. Staff says city "would recoup its investment if campaign generates at least $100,000 in additional vehicle...
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Will be presented to the city council Tuesday eve. Highlights: More than 12,800 "incidents" recorded last year (at five intersections). More than half were rejected by the red-light vendor, Redflex Traffic Systems, or by RPD. Some 4,600 citations were issued....
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Greater Redding area home sales prior 24 months Above, we see 24 months of local home sales as a 4 part graph familiar to Redding Homes Blog readers. The bars represent local inventory expressed as Months Available. The teal line is new listings coming on, and the dark blue line is sales. The green line is inven
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A man about to head the wrong way down a one-way downtown street early this morning was arrested on suspicion of carrying methamphetamine after a brief foot chase and an encounter with a police dog, according to a Redding Police Department press statement.
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Deputy marshals had to physically restrain this morning a convicted killer who threatened a judge and cursed a prosecutor during a resentencing hearing in Shasta County Superior Court.
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The northern Sacramento Valley is in for a rainy, windy day, according to the National Weather Service.
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“The reason I think geoengineering should be considered is I don’t think we are going to save the planet with the emissions-reductions approaches that are on the table. No one is taking the magnitude of the technological challenge seriously.” ~…
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It can be smoking hot at the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area beaches during the summertime. But when the next beach season arrives, there may not be any actual smoking. National Park Service officials are considering banning smoking at Whiskeytown’
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So Hollywood is making a biopic of the Runaways, the first all-girl band that really mattered.The Runaways, of course, were Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Cherie Currie, Sandy West and a boatload of bass players that included Mickie Steel,e Peggy Foster, Jackie Fox, Vickie Blue and Laurie McAllister. They came and went like pu
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What is your favorite commercial? (Click here to answer.)
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Hey, check out those “aero” style kitchen cabinets. We’ve heard you can get that style at IKEA. You know what you’re in for here, when the best shot of the house is one obscured by bushes. We haven’t seen it in person but we’ll go out on a
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As I sit here writing this, there is a whirlwind in motion down at our daughter June's house.
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historical places in the north state.
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The Sundial Film Festival will have its Children's Film Festival on Saturday at Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
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Bluegrass stars Bill Evans and Redding native Megan Lynch will bring their unique sound to Redding in a concert tonight at Bernie's Guitar, and will lead a workshop Saturday for north state musicians.
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Flying on badly built wings Mr. Spencer's comments regarding litigation and general aviation ("Endless lawsuits nearly brought down aviation industry," March 7) are simply off the mark.
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ANOTHER BEER SUMMIT: Chief Justice John Roberts called President Obama's remarks at the State of the Union "very troubling." Perhaps the two should have a friendly talk over beers.
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Job training grants made available New state grants totaling $12.7 million will provide training and employment services to help veterans of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as those who served earlier.
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As the Afghanistan War intensifies - Marja, soon Kandahar, and the steady arrival of 30,000 new American troops - it has come to be seen as Obama's war.
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The effects of the recession haven't been altogether malign. The government says U.S. highway deaths last year were the lowest in more than half a century.
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Today is Friday, March 12, the 71st day of 2010. There are 294 days left in the year.
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Redding officials on Monday may resolve a long-festering contract dispute with its electrical employees union by forcing workers to accept concessions on health insurance benefits.
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RED BLUFF - The short history of the city's only medical marijuana collective ended this week with the sentencing of a mother-daughter team that operated Blue Toad Inc.
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Vermut - top dog in the Redding Police Department's K-9 squad - speeds toward the man like a 90-pound bullet.Half a second more, the black barrel-chested German shepherd will leap and lock his teeth onto the man's arm.
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A transient arrested in New Mexico is charged with rape and assault stemming from a 6-year-old Redding case.
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BURNEY - Shasta County sheriff's officials say they have seen a significant drop in the number of residential and commercial burglaries in eastern Shasta County since three men were arrested after a 10-month investigation.
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Mikayla Erickson has "gesundheit" down.She was eliminated from last year's Record Searchlight Spelling Bee when she misspelled it.
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Police accuse man of having sex with minorA 25-year-old Redding man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of having sex with a minor, police said.
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The Enterprise High boys basketball team definitely could have shot better Thursday and Anthony Williams could have stayed out of foul trouble.
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The Enterprise High boys basketball team definitely could have shot better Thursday and Anthony Williams could have stayed out of foul trouble.
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You don't always get the fairy-tale ending. You can't count on always being the last one standing.There can be, after all, only one winner.
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Shame on you, California Interscholastic Federation.You're letting private schools beat the tar out of public schools when it comes to the chase for a CIF state basketball title. It's up to you to put a stop to this.
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Cinderella's coming home from the San Francisco Bay area as Liberty Christian fell 71-29 to St. Joseph of Alameda on Thursday in the second round of the CIF Northern California basketball playoffs.
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Two employees at two Redding stores were cited today on suspicion of selling alcohol to a minor.
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I took a drive through the mountains today, along Highway 44 from my hometown of Redding, California up to the mountain town of Susanville, California. Along the way I stopped to photograph a few things… A road crew was clearing trees to straighten part of the windy mountain road… some of their equipment appeale
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A 25-year-old Redding man was arrested today on suspicion of having sex with a minor, police announced this afternoon.
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A north state highway linking Siskiyou County to the North Coast remains blocked by a mammoth rock slide.
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My lil’ Frida is up over at Etsy. I hate to part with her but she need to be seen. I am going to make a few Fridas all different and unique. She’s endlessly fascinating to me. Button eyes look good on her. I’m growing and ever lengthening list of future doll subjects: For the Soft Boys: Joey Ramone, [...]
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RED BLUFF — Emergency personnel were being sent this afternoon to a reported traffic accident on northbound Interstate 5 north of the Red Bluff rest area.
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It seems like it was just yesterday that our kids were toddlers. They grow up so quickly. We Love You!.
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Work is slated to begin Friday on a $1.6 million project to realign a curve on southbound Interstate 5 at the Turntable Bay overcrossing north of Redding, it was announced today.
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They were stolen from their homes, locked in chains and taken across an ocean. And for more than 200 years, their blood and sweat would help to build the richest and most powerful nation the world has ever known. But when slavery ended, their welcome was over. America's wealthy elite had decided it was tim
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Secretary Sebelius: whatever taxes you levy on insurance companies are not “ultimately” paid by those companies. Not one red cent of them. Those taxes are paid by people in four groups: Policyholders who pay for insurance directly or in lieu of wages if provided by employers – via higher premiums and/or re
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ANDERSON —An early morning fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to an Anderson home and its detached garage.
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Friend Marilyn Rountree emailed me this photo. My first reaction to it was how formidable the buildings looked - the iron doors and all the brick. And even though we can't see it, the roof tops were most likely covered...
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1. Sundial Film Festival Today through Saturday at the Cascade Theatre and Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding. Tickets per show are $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Go to www.cascadetheatre.org, e-mail info@sundialfilmfestival.com or call 243-8877.
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Artist Patricia Crow originally hails from Seal Beach. She graduated in the Rose Bowl in the 10th grade, and attended Pasadena City College for music. Her life adventures brought her, her husband and four children to Red Bluff when she was 25. She has lived on a sailboat, brokered yachts and piloted an airplane for mountain
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As principal of Shasta High back in the Sixties he coined the motto "Only the best is worth trying for." He continues to have a positive mental attitude, despite serious health challenges. An inspiring message on the Class of 70...
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Brick’s Smokehouse BBQ & Grill, near the intersection of Placer and Court streets in west Redding, has been open for a little more than three months but it’s already earned regular customers like retirees Dick and Reva Richard.
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Since 2001, Redding residents have been provided blue carts to replace the bins previously used to separate glass, paper and plastic. The “single stream” method allows residents to throw everything in one bin for sorting at the city’s transfer station. However, despite the many years this program has be
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• Ringtail Release Party • Welcome the First • A Wine/Food Event • Taste at Tops Sunset Marketplace • Inaugural Festival
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Tucked away in Happy Valley – in the lush greenery somewhere between Anderson and Igo – lies a local treasure where locals tend to flock to escape the troubles of the day through conversation and a cold beer, in good company.
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Met this pug at a listing appointment yesterday. Sweetest pug you’ll ever meet. She’s Really Redding.
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James Santos and his Dance Project performers have already conquered winter; now they’re working hard to add spring to their growing trophy case.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Today’s FDotD is nestled in the tall pines of the Lake McCumber neighborhood. They get some snow up there, as you can see. But it’s really nice in the Summer months, when it gets really hot in the Valley, and Shingletown beckons with cool breezes in the pines. This one
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The kerfuffle over the "Friends of Ron" list this week brings to mind Morgan's goof last October -- e-mailing a campaign letter on county letterhead. In Morgan's case, she acknowledged telling her secretary to send the letter. Largent seemed to...
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ANDERSON -- Authorities are responding to a pair of wrecks reported this morning on the overpass at north-bound Interstate 5 near the Factory Outlets exit.
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The northern Sacramento Valley will see partly cloudy skies today ahead of a late-winter cold front that will likely bring rain and mountain snow Friday.
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BEYOND THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE HORIZON According to a 2007 CNN Money article, the human resource consulting firm Mercer estimates the typical full-time employed American receives 15 days paid vacation and 10 days of paid holidays. The American Society of…
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OneWord is a great prompt to keep your head in the game.He moves with ease through nighttime alleyways, gliding through a slipstream of silky blackness without labor. He’s an instrument, a straight razor, slicing the gloom, parting it.It gives him no special comfort. He
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Announcing: The winner of the 2010 Redding Rodeo Logo Competition, Michael Karns. Congratulations! What made you enter a contest for the Rodeo logo? Well, I work as the Graphi
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A recent analysis shows public health departments nationwide cut more than $392 million from public health programs in 2008-2009 while federal funding remained stagnant, and Shasta County was no exception.
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Q: I just had a long talk with my Mom and we both feel that it may be time for her to move out of her house and live in a place where she can get more help. What are my options for finding the right place for her? - D.B., Redding
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SHASTA LAKE - Shasta Lake Mayor Greg Watkins Wednesday delivered a history lesson, travelogue and a forecast for this city's future.
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Today is Thursday, March 11, the 70th day of 2010. There are 295 days left in the year.
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The Fabulous Fabric Shop in the Shasta Center on Churn Creek Road in Redding will host a grand opening this weekend
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Ron Largent's campaign for Shasta County assessor-recorder took an interesting turn Wednesday when some community members discovered their names listed as "Friends of Ron."
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The governors and chief education officials of 48 states have agreed on uniform national standards for the teaching of math and English. The federal government is about to spend $350 million to develop uniform national tests to measure how well those standards are being met.
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Another Tehama County child has gotten sick from meningitis, the third case in as many months.
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A mother's letter to her son To our dearest Adam Martinez:Today is March 11. You would have been 32 years old. Your life was cut short by a fatal punch on the dance floor of the former Club Ice, but you will always be in your family's and friends' hearts.
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Man breaks pelvis in crash with chip truck A 21-year-old passenger suffered a broken pelvis and other injuries Wednesday morning in a crash between a car and a chip truck on an icy stretch of McArthur Road three miles east of Highway 89.
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WASTEFUL MAILING: Today I received my letter that my census will be arriving soon. More government waste of money? You decide.
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This time, I dispensed with the wheatgrass.Two years ago, I wrote about my daughter's bat mitzvah, the ceremony marking a Jewish child's transition to adulthood. The theme of that column was about the ridiculous lengths to which parents go to celebrate their children.
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Wednesday was a long time coming for many of the Knights softball players.The Shasta College softball team swept Siskiyous 13-1 and 5-3 in a junior college doubleheader at home, ending the Eagles' recent dominance of the rivalry between the two programs.
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Three north state riders on the State of Jefferson Mountain Bike Team placed in the top 10 over the weekend in the Sophomore Boys' Division II class at the former Fort Ord Army Base in Monterey.
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There's a reason most Foothill High School athletic events go off without a hitch. His name is Troy Wellington, the school's athletic director, and he was recently named the 2009-2010 Northern Section Athletic Director of the Year by the California State Athletic Directors Association.
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SACRAMENTO - A Sacramento jury found an Oregon company liable for $24.3 million in damages after an employee accidentally ran over his daughter with his big rig in Mount Shasta.
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After two straight months of upticks in foreclosure activity, the number of new filings in Shasta County dropped in February.
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It takes imagination, skill and hard work. And that's just fine for students competing again this year in a countywide writing contest.
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More losses in construction helped push Shasta County's unemployment rate in January to 17.6 percent - a 20-year high, the state reported Wednesday.
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The Canon G11 is a compact pocket camera. Set it on a tripod, opened the shutter for 15 seconds, and shot this pic of the Kutras Tract Aggregate Plant, which was used to move gravel on a conveyor belt more than 9 miles to the site of Shasta Dam in Northern California. Shasta Dam, by [...]
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Slide show by Joe Domke Shasta Dam Feb 9, 2010 Song: Laguna Verde by David Ospina Photographer Paul Heath was born in West Lafayette, Ind., and moved to
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A large rock slide continues to block Highway 96 in Humboldt County, but state transportation officials hope to begin moving the pile of rocks and dirt later this week.
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Taken with a Canon G11 – no flash – hand held.
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Taken with a Canon G11 at night with no flash – hand held.
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My little town (pop. 625 in 2000) raised $3735 for Tom at the store so he can go visit his daughter before she passes.
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Local real estate web sites and blogs are getting creative in order to break through in this market. Hence this new feature. Look forward to seeing the other photos....
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Email donig.anewscafe@gmail.com NOW and you could win a ticket to attend tonight’s Sundial Film Festival Gala. (Ticket value: $50.) The fun starts at 6:30 at the Cascade Theatre and includes w
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The following reports recently were taken by the Anderson and Redding police departments.
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16 year old singer/songwriter photography in Los Angeles. Well we're back from Los Angeles and what a cool trip we had. Here is just one photo from the slew of jobs we did while we were down there this past weekend. I will post some slideshows and more photos over this week.
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The city's long-running contract impasse with REU linemen may be aired at a special public hearing on Monday evening. Could be interesting. There have been rumors that the linemen could strike if they don't get a deal they like. Shades...
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SHASTA LAKE - Shasta Lake Mayor Greg Watkins delivered today a history lesson, travelogue and a forecast for this city’s future.
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One of the most important marketing tools you have to sell a home are the photographs.  Sometimes we “share” funny photos we find in the Shasta County MLS and have decided to add the “Bad MLS Photo” series to our Blog.  We’ve saved several photos over the years and figured it’s time to start sha
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That's what Shasta Union High School District's chief budget officer, Art Schmitt, told the district's board last night. In an e-mail to me he said: From what I have been hearing and reading, the economic recovery in California is projected...
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A 21-year-old passenger suffered a broken pelvis and other injuries this morning in crash between a Cadillac and a chip truck on an icy stretch of McArthur Road three miles east of Highway 89.
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- testing an email to flickr to twitter thing -,  taken with my iPhone inside Starbucks earlier today.  Didn’t work out like I thought it would, ’cause Twitter was never updated.  Boo.
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Redding home sales were relatively flat when compared to February last year.   February 2010 had 56 home sales reported in the Shasta County MLS compared to 2009’s 57 homes. The median sales price for Redding homes was $243,246, just slightly higher than last year’s price of $241,054. Price per square
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Another Tehama County child has gotten sick from meningitis.
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Siskiyou County Sheriff's deputies arrested a McCloud man Tuesday on suspicion of sex crimes involving a minor.
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We, the Free Citizens of the United States, do hereby resolve that the currently elected government of the United States, comprised at this time of both the Executive Branch (Obama Administration) and the Legislative Branch (111th U.S. Congress), have knowingly and willfully violated their sworn oath,“…to pr
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A multi-vehicle wreck at Interstate 5 and North Dunsmuir Avenue has prompted authorities to hold southbound traffic at Mott Road, according to California Department of Transportation spokesman Michael Mayor.
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This photo was taken when Millville's Main Street was still a dirt road in the 1880s. That was when Millville was the 3rd most populated Shasta County town and when its citizens attempted to establish Millville as the county seat...
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Distress sales continue to represent a significant number of homes selling in today’s market. The second week of March was marked with 465 homes pending. Of these, 133 are bank-owned homes and 157 are short sales or 41% of all homes under contract. These same two segments of the market only account for 31% of the
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It's amazing that wildlife biologists are tracking a wolverine near Lake Tahoe, nearly a century after the last one in California was thought to have been killed. But there's a downside to being so rare, the Chron reports: [Sierra Pacific...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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McARTHUR -- The California Highway Patrol has shut down McArthur Road just east of County Road A-19 to clear a wreck, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Mentioned Nick Webb, CEO of the Lassen Scientific management consulting firm, in my column Saturday, pitching the second edition of his book on our health care mess. Turns out he's hard at work on a new book - "The Innovation...
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I am working. Even though I am my own boss I stay focused. In fact I probably need to chill just a little bit in the pilgrimish work ethic department. I never let myself sit around and watch a film or read a book when I am committed to a project. I should be creating. There [...]
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A captain with the Anderson Fire Protection District who is accused of forgery and embezzlement was back in Shasta County Superior Court this morning, but his preliminary hearing was postponed until April 8.
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The northern Sacramento Valley will get a strong dose of early spring sunshine today after an icy and, in some places, foggy morning.
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Here’s a rare modern 4 bedroom 2 bath home in a terrific price range for first time homebuyers. It seems likely you can buy this home for about the same as you would pay in rent. Listed as 1663 sq ft on a 79 X 120 lot, it’s a good sized home on a good sized lot. A
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Friend Patte kindly shared some olive oil and balsamic vinegar samples from Lucero California Olive Oil, headquartered in Corning. The olive oil wa
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Photos courtesy of the Redding Rancheria There were no losers at Win River on Saturday. There were, however, several ghosts, goblins and even a chainsaw-toting Santa Claus. It wasn’t Halloween or Christmas, but it was the annual themed banquet honoring a handful of…
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What: The Dance Project’s “Steppin’ Out” When: 7 p.m. March 19; 3 and 7 p.m. March 20; 7 p.m. March 26; 3 and 7 p.m. March 27 Where: Cascade Theatre Cost: $10-$25 Tickets available here or at the Cascade The
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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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The words over at Three Word Wednesday at modify, obedient and veil. There are no bad dogs or bad children, just bad owners – and parents.Behavior ModificationI’m a horrible child, if you want to know the whole truth of it.My parents had no c
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The Anderson Fire Protection District may lose an $85,000 deposit for a new water tender because the equipment company it paid has filed for bankruptcy, Fire Chief Andy Nichols said at a district board meeting Tuesday.
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Dear Lynne: I have a pan question for you. You constantly call for a 12-inch, straight-sided sauté pan in your recipes. I am finally ready to invest money in a pan I will use all the time. This one sounds like a good place to begin. What brand is your sauté pan? Is it easy to find? — Jane from Summit, N.J. De
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I'm often asked how many coupons we can use on a single item. To answer this, you need to note the difference between manufacturer coupons and store coupons.
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Throughout this month, Healthy Shasta and other local organizations are hosting a variety of events promoting good health.
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Today is Wednesday, March 10, the 69th day of 2010. There are 296 days left in the year.
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SRMC honored for stroke care Shasta Regional Medical Center has received the 2009 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.
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Iraq's terrorists had vowed to derail their nation's U.S.-backed parliamentary elections, and shortly after dawn it looked like they might succeed. In Baghdad, there were as many as 100 explosions - mortars, rockets, bombs - but, urged on by loudspeakers from the mosques, Iraqis flocked to the polling places; at least 38 of
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Abraham Lincoln once asked an audience how many legs a dog has, if you called the tail a leg? When the audience said "five"; Lincoln corrected them, saying that the answer was four.
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Regarding Rocky Venti's letter of March 7: "Let's let the whole truth be known." I believe Rocky Venti is entitled to his opinion about DA Benito, even though I disagree. But after speaking to Stephen Carlton today about gun rights and why he is running for Shasta County District Attorney, now Mr. Venti has lost all credibi
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Redding woman ID'd as fatal crash victimThe pedestrian who was hit and killed while crossing a downtown Redding street Monday evening has been identified as Kelly Jean McCoy, the Shasta County Coroner's Office said Tuesday.
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A former clerk with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office who admitted to embezzling about $16,000 from the department was ordered Tuesday to serve 207 days in jail and pay nearly $80,000 in restitution.
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At a time when every penny counts, entrepreneur John Kerr came to the Small Business Fair in Redding on Tuesday determined to find out how to do more with less.
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Y'all hear about the national record set at the NorCal on Saturday morning? Redding - The 40th NorCal John Frank Memorial Run held on Saturday at Lake Redding Park was the backdrop for a record performance. Linda Somers-Smith, one of...
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Snow tonight is bringing chain restrictions on some Northern California highways.
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A home burned tonight in the Starlight Pines area in eastern Shasta County.
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Thought I whilst donating blood yesterday afternoon. Our blood bank looks even fancier than a New York bank or a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, complete with lots of glass enclosed offices and conference rooms, expensive ergonomic furniture, and...
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A 44-year-old Anderson man pleaded not guilty today in Shasta County Superior Court to 10 felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child and is due to have his preliminary hearing on March 23.
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Twenty years ago after tripping from one side of the San Juan Mountains (Durango) to the other (Telluride), I found myself watching an outdoor movie about a downtrodden family in Romania. Later in the day, I saw Oliver Stone hanging…
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The second time was a charm for a Redding man accused of stalking and harassing his neighbors.
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So says "guest writer" Virginia Reeter in the Anderson Valley Post: Excerpt: Well, according to Shasta County Public Health's handout Paws for Tips, dogs that live with smokers have a 60 percent greater chance of developing cancer. In this same...
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Redding police are still looking for a man suspected of forcing an 18-year-old woman into a car at the Darkside Tattoo parking lot on Monday and driving off with her after an argument.
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A former clerk with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office who admitted to embezzling about $16,000 from the department was ordered today to serve 207 days in jail and pay nearly $80,000 in restitution.
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The story of a once-in-a-lifetime elk hunt.
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Received the following request from "Mr. Round Barn man" Robert Ingram for the following: "There will be a Round Barn Workday this Friday, March 12th, beginning at 9:00 AM. If all goes well, we should be very close to finishing...
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A Redding gas station was closed this afternoon after a gas pump was reportedly struck by a vehicle there.
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The original 12-room Shingletown Hotel is on the right. It was built in 1854 and destroyed by fire in 1905 and quickly rebuilt. It was located about 1,660 ft. west of the present Shingletown Store. In 1923, Benjamin Loomis purchased...
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Citing budget concerns, the Shasta Union High School District board of trustees is slated to vote tonight on whether to send out layoff notices to about 20 employees.
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The City of Redding/Shasta County Homeless Continuum of Care Council is holding a public hearing at 10 a.m. Thursday at Redding City Hall to discuss needs of the homeless in Shasta County.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Jonathon Bell, mortgage banker with US Lending in Redding, briefed Realtors on a loan program that allows home buyers to secure a loan to buy and upgrade a home simultaneously using an Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM). The investor for the loan allows the borrower to add funds into the loan to complete energy efficient re
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Such beautiful skies yesterday. I found myself just looking up. Looking up you notice birds. Along about 5 pm, groups of birds flying in from the east gathered into a swirling circle. A tornado of birds. Round and round they flew, making a cloud of their own, somewhere over the North Market Street Bridge. And then indi
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One Realtor's perspective, from his blog: My out-of-town client closed escrow yesterday on their Redding home. He sounded celebratory when I called to deliver the news that we were on record. "You going out to dinner tonight, Skip?" he asked....
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OneWord is an interesting prompt. Here’s a word, here’s 60 seconds to write. Bing, times up. Edit and post.“I was lost, but now I am found.”It was a sermon he used quite often – the go-to lecture when she questioned life. And she was convinced God was intentionally ignoring her.“God helps
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ANDERSON -- A train blocking North Street is tying up traffic in that area this morning, according to scanner reports.
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Gilbert Moore, the Searchlight's managing editor in the late Sixties and my first boss, e-mailed his homage to this terrific actor: To see a total craftsman at work, revisit these old Jeff Bridges films By Gilbert Moore I pay little...
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The Mountain Gate Community Services District board of directors will meet tonight to discuss the potential hiring of a manager or interim manager.
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My out of town client closed escrow yesterday on their Redding home. He sounded celebratory when I called to deliver the news that we were on record. "You going out to dinner tonight, Skip?" he asked. Um, no. Maybe pay some bills. In more prosperous times, real estate agents spent money as quickly as they m
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Clouds will multiply and thicken over the northern Sacramento Valley and surrounding mountains today, leading to a chance of showers by late afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office has identified the pedestrian fatally struck Monday evening by an SUV while crossing a downtown Redding street as Kelly Jean McCoy.
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In May of last year, Cori Fulkerson called on the balance and agility of her childhood, stepped into a pair of roller skates, laced them up for the first time in years and set about the rink, marking her initiation into the world of roller derby. Despite an injury in September, the ride has so far been good for Fulkerson.
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Last Sunday’s sunny weather reminded me that, back in the good ol’ days, Shasta Speedway began its season on the first full weekend in March with an open competition stock car race. The feat
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Sean ( My Son) and I are planning our 200 mile Kayak Adventure for this early Summer.
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With the arrival of 2010, my book project scooted from being an event I referred to as occurring ‘next year’ to one happening THIS YEAR!  I’m only 3 months out. Yikes. I’ve been reading,
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This bank owned home has been for sale for almost a year, under 4 different agents, starting at $529K. We have some folks interested in properties with similar features so we went out for a look. On the surface it has a lot going for it: a big modern home, elegant country style, 2.4 acres not far ou
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Recently I received an e-mail from a little girl who said, “I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Jefferson State. Mama says, ‘If you see it in A News Café, it’s so.’  Please tell me…
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Lee Brushett's 77-year-old fingers fly on his mandolin as he winks at his grandson, Bryon Brushett, 10, who is ready to take the lead on his fiddle. The duo, who both live in Shasta, are playing "Whiskey Before Breakfast," the classic string band tune nearly every picker has in his or her repertoire.
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Fundraiser helps children's program The "Shasta Women's Refuge" program, "Children Too!," will hold a fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday "Chevy's" restaurant on Hilltop Drive in Redding.
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Something remarkable is happening in California politics, but the leaders of the two major parties don't seem to get it.Voters are deserting the state's Republican Party in droves, but most are not going to the Democrats. Instead, they are declaring their independence and becoming an entirely unpredictable force capable of
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Woman reports being abducted by boyfriendPolice searched Monday for a 23-year-old Redding man who police said is a suspect in an alleged kidnapping.
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Knighton wrong for new mall We live in Churn Creek Bottom and now Hawkins of Idaho wants to build big box stores at the corner of Knighton Road and Churn Creek Road.
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Names for this year's Turtle Bay bald eaglets will be hatched in classrooms.The California Department of Transportation is holding a naming contest for the yet-to-hatch eaglets, and schoolchildren from the north state and beyond are invited to send in their suggestions, said Denise Yergenson, Caltans spokeswoman.
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Primed to capitalize on attractions like the Sundial Bridge and Turtle Bay Exploration Park, city officials established rules to spur tourist-driven development on North Market Street.
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Federal funds may soon be distributed to help Siskiyou County residents whose property was damaged in a massive January storm that knocked down trees and power lines and blanketed some areas in up to 4 feet of heavy snow.
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Educational DVDs aimed at teaching language to very young children cannot replace human interaction - the most effective way that babies learn, according to a study by the University of California at Riverside.
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A Redding woman who was a crime victim in a deadly 2003 shooting is now a crime suspect.Rochelle Marie Coccellato, who was hit in the face in the shooting that left her 17-year-old boyfriend dead, pleaded not guilty Monday in Shasta County Superior Court to five felony counts of second- degree commercial burglary.
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Siskiyou County law enforcement officials from at least four different jurisdictions are on the lookout for a serial flasher who exposed himself to women several times last week.
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Having just retired from teaching and coaching, one of my hobbies is to go to basketball games. I comment frequently on Redding.com about the games under the name Saluki.
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Enterprise High School skiier Brain Tofflemire took second Monday in the giant slalom at California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation championships at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park.
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It turned out to be a record-breaking NorCal John Frank race after all on Saturday.While Sergio Reyes was grabbing his second straight John Frank win - albeit two minutes slower than his course-record time last year - Linda Somers-Smith cracked the American record books
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While the Cougars are happy to have a home game today as the Northern California playoffs being, the visitors figure to be a tough challenge.
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The teenage factory worker who huddled beneath the stairs of her family's home in England as the air raid sirens announced the arrival of Hitler's bombers could never have imagined the way her life would go.
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1910: In investigating municipal drinking fountains, the State Board of Health had found that people lay aside class and color prejudice and throw caution to the wind when it comes to drinking water out of cups chained to the drinking fountain in public places. Photographs taken by a state inspector showed well-groomed men,
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One night, when she was not quite 2, my daughter launched herself over the side of her crib, padded out to her brother's room, climbed into the spare bunk and fell asleep like a "big girl" in a "big girl" bed.
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What is your favorite joke? Don’t forget the punch line.
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A Red Bluff man was arrested Monday on suspicion of having illegal drugs, Red Bluff Police Department officials said.
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Home prices are falling, rents are tumbling, and apartment vacancies are rising. So why are thousands of small investors becoming landlords? Because real-estate prices have fallen much faster than rents,
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Police are searching for a 23-year-old Redding man who police said is a suspect in a reported kidnapping.
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A pedestrian was killed tonight after being hit by a vehicle in downtown Redding.
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Pio Loco first opened in 1986 in a former pizzeria on Lake Boulevard as a non-traditional Mexican restaurant; when the old gymnasium at the Pine Street School became available in the mid-1990’s, Chef Jeff Cerasaro upped sticks and moved to the considerably more roomy downtown location. Within the past few months Pio Loco
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A 23-year-old Weed wildland firefighter who was crushed accidentally by a water truck last fall was honored today by the California lawmakers as the north state’s 2nd Assembly district woman of the year.
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A former Anderson woman rejected this afternoon a plea bargain that called for her to serve a 15-year-to-life prison sentence in connection with the death of her 6-week-old baby.
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H&R Block to offer a free review of your current year taxes, as well as 2008, 2007 & 2006. Make sure you did get the "maximum refund."
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Spring, golf, and a great cause -- what more do you need to drive up to mountain town of Mount Shasta and enjoy a perfect golf day? Companionship, lots of prizes, lunch and bragging rights guaranteed for one full year!
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Snow this afternoon is eastern Shasta County's mountains is causing chain restrictions for highway traffic.
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This is what would go well with the aforementioned curry chicken. I didn't make it because we had some broccoli that needed to be cooked, and it was fine, but this would really stand up to the curry.4 strips thick-cut bacon, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 (16-ounc
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OK, I know what you're thinking: THAT is just too weird. But it's fantastic. We saw this demonstrated on the Food Network's "Cooking for Real." I made it last night and it's great.I did make a few adjustments, which are noted in brackets.... especially cutting the three cups of heavy cream... THAT is just
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Siskiyou County law enforcement officials from at least four different jurisdictions are on the lookout for a serial flasher who exposed himself to women several times last week.
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Emergency personnel were being sent this afternoon to reports of an overturned pickup on Highway 44 east of Shasta Forest Drive near Shingletown.
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Federal funds may soon be distributed to help Siskiyou County residents whose property was damaged in a massive January storm that knocked down trees and power lines and blanketed some areas in up to four feet of heavy snow.
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10th Annual 2010 March Madness 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Saturday, March 20, 2010
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Recently a great friend of mine took a family vacation to Hawaii.  There was surfing, snorkeling, and general beach frolicking in paradise, plus plenty of relaxing in the sunshine. But the best part of this family trip was that my dear…
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“Year Of The Tiger” Celebration Joss House State Park, Weaverville Feb 27, 2010 The “Year Of The Tiger” celebration is a traditional Chinese Lion Dance at the Joss House State Park. Dance performed by the White Tiger Kenpo studio of Weaverville. Phot
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What: 2nd Annual Sundial Film Festival When: March 10 to March 13 Where: Cascade Theatre Cost: $6 a show ($8 at door) plus special events tickets Tickets and schedule information available here. Contact:
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UPDATE 2:42 p.m.: The storms have weakened as they move into the Sierra Nevada foothills of eastern Tehama and Butte counties. A narrow line of thunderstorms has formed along Interstate 5 between Red Bluff and the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge north of Maxwell.
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So Realtor Brad Garbutt reports on his blog: I walked into the office this morning to a note from our receptionist from a woman who wanted more information about the home for rent in Stanford Hills. The woman was told...
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It no longer exists but this hospital was once located near Little Backbone Creek near Kennett in approximately 1905. Dr. Chester Teass was the company physician for the Mammoth Mine and also the industrial surgeon for the Bully Hill Mine....
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I walked into the office this morning to a note from our receptionist from a woman who wanted more information about the home for rent in Stanford Hills. The woman was told the owner had to leave in a hurry for South Africa and wanted to rent the luxury home at a bargain rate. The woman was instructed to wire funds and u
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Shasta County lost a premier public servant and a beloved friend to many with the death of former county supervisor Molly Wilson of Redding.
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CORNING -- A Red Bluff man reported a windmill stolen from a vacant lot on Mt. Yolla Bolly Avenue, according to a Tehama County Sheriff's Department press statement.
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A recent survey of California home sellers found that the biggest reason cited for putting their home up for sale was difficulty meeting the monthly mortgage obligations.  Two thirds of sellers surveyed sold their home due to financial challenges caused by job loss or increases in their mortgage payment. Complica
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Search and rescue volunteers who mounted a search Sunday evening for an overdue motorcyclist at the Chappie-Shasta OHV Park near Shasta Dam were quickly called off when family and friends found the man.
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Today’s FDotD is a 1995 3/2.5, of about 1214 sqft. From records, it seems to have last sold in 1999 for $81K. Which means that despite it’s current very low price, this home has appreciated in value at a rate of better than 5% per year. You could do worse on an investme
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Redding Wastewater Utility crews this afternoon plan to use red and green dye to monitor sewage treatment plant discharges into the Sacramento River.
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On the SE corner of Yuba and California Streets? It burned in 1962. A neighbor has this classic sink rescued from the Golden Eagle's barber shop in his basement bathroom. Beautiful. The hotel, a three-story affair pictured golden eagle...
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Papers are getting smaller, as you've probably noticed. Better for the environment and their bottom lines. How much smaller? See for yourself. A May 26, 1937, copy of the Call Bulletin of San Francisco, commemorating the just-completed Golden Gate...
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This whole cinematic, pre-Oscar film viewing year had been great. I got to see more movies than ever before thanks to Anderson Prime 11 and the swiftness with which movies are moving to DVD. There were great performances to experience. Monique kicked ass. Meryl was wildly amazing and amusing in both her films. Everything ab
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An unidentified Burney man has told Shasta County Sheriff's detectives he was robbed at knife point and beaten unconscious in his home early Sunday.
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Can they go lower? Maybe so. It seems like about the only other thing you could do to get people to start buying again is to pay them to buy houses. Oh wait, we do pay people to buy homes, and we also offer them
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Today could be wet at times -- with thunderstorms not out of the question, according to the National Weather Service.
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What:John Craigie performs during 2nd Saturday ArtHop at Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant When: March 13, 8 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant For the past four years, John Craigie has taken his unique musical style across the western United States. He stays true to…
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Pio Loco first opened in 1986 in a former pizzeria on Lake Boulevard as a non-traditional Mexican restaurant; when the old gymnasium at the Pine Street School became available in the mid-1990’s, Chef Jeff Cerasaro upped sticks and moved to…
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She's Late“Life is what you make of it,” she says, blowing steam from a Styrofoam cup filled with herbal tea.“Then I’ve made a mess,” he says, sending a dented can skittering down the sidewalk with a kick.They walk in silence until she reaches for his hand.“I think we’ve created somethi
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PRESS RELEASE - Monday Dye Test Will Color Sacramento River The blue waters of the Sacramento River will briefly take on added hues of green and red on Monday March 8 as City of Redding Wastewater Utility crews us
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......Drosselmeyer, the plastic owl.During December, our owl perches at the top of our Christmas tree:The rest of the year he bides his time in the front hall. But last week he was conscripted to duty just outside the front door. His mission: Keep those blasted, messy chick
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The Enterprise High School boys basketball team earned the No. 3 seed in Division boys when the CIF released the 2010 state prep basketball brackets Sunday afternoon.
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The Simpson University baseball team had to settle for a split against Bethany on Sunday. The Red Hawks won the first game of a doubleheader 10-2 behind the pitching of Shane Hillier.
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There was plenty of glitz on display Sunday as north state movie buffs came to downtown Redding's historic Cascade Theatre to celebrate the Academy Awards.
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1910: Driving a tunnel 1,500 feet from the original strike in the famous Yellow Jacket Mine, "Long Tunnel Johnson," a practical miner well-known in this county, had struck the same kind of rich ore carrying free gold and also a silvanite of surpassing richness.
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With an eye on the future and a desire to operate more efficiently in a tough economy, Shasta Lake Resorts is working with the U.S. Forest Service to consolidate its services and facilities to Jones Valley Marina on Lake Shasta.
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Trolls are spoiling newspaper's site Are the Redding.com commenters really this stupid? I have accessed Redding.com at least once a day for the past several years. I've always found the articles informative and I appreciate the breaking weather and traffic updates. One thing I used to look forward to were the comments at th
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There's never a bad time to help the needy, especially children, but in 2010 - when many families are stretched to their limits and beyond - assistance in crisis is more welcome than ever.
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There was often a soft-spoken woman at the Redding Planning Commission meetings during the very early 1970s who gently but persistently encouraged the commission and planning staff to include walking and bike trails within proposed developments. Vi Klaseen was never discouraged or upset that it took her many years before sh
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Click here to see the Academy Awards Oscar Winners.
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Commenter "Reddinglife" points to what he (or she) thinks is motivating our editorial opinions: They say anything Kurt Starman asks them to say. I was hoping to keep that quiet, but I guess the secret is out. In all seriousness,...
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The Enterprise High School boys basketball team earned the No. 3 seed in Division boys when the CIF released the 2010 state prep basketball brackets Sunday afternoon.
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An outpouring of volunteers planted trees Saturday to bring burned hillsides back to life near Shasta Dam.
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Today’s luxury FDOtD was filled with fine furnishings when last we saw it on the Association of University Women’
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The Keith doll now has an outfit. I labored over a ruffled  silk shirt Friday and Saturday only to abandon it as a bad investment of time. Nothing makes me feel all thumbs like trying to do fine detail sewing by hand. I do enjoy it but my hands felt like those of a clumsy giant. I [...]
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What: Jakob Martin Performs at Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant When: March 12, 8 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant Jakob, 26, is a nationally acclaimed touring acoustic artist who has performed over 500 concerts across the United States. He is commonly compared with…
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What: Getting Started in Your Organic Food Garden When: Mar 7, 1 to 4 p.m. Where: Shasta College Main Campus 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding Room 821 (Weather permitting, the workshop will move outdoors) Cost: $10 This Shasta College Community Teaching Garden workshop
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What: Cascade Theatre Academy Awards Party When: Mar 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Cascade Theatre 1733 Market St Redding, CA 96001 Cost: $12, tickets available here.
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CHICO - Accepting the Northern Section Division IV runners-up plaque last year ended up being the supreme motivation that led to the Falcons hoisting the champions plaque this year.
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The generating plant was constructed in 1890 to supply power to the nearby grist mill, sash and door factory, and to the town. It was also located very close to the place where Lockhart's Ferry had once operated - at...
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CHICO - Missing all 14 of your first-quarter field goal attempts against the top seed makes winning a Northern Section Division V basketball title a much tougher task.
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The Northern Section got its first state champion since 1997 and six NSCIF wrestlers earned medals for top-eight finishes at the CIF State Wrestling Championships, which concluded Saturday at Bakersfield's Rabobank Arena.
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Sergio Reyes didn't match his course record from a year ago, but he remains the 10-mile champion of the John Frank Memorial Run for another year.
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The Simpson University softball continues to roll, sweeping Bethany at home Saturday.The Red Hawks won the first game 2-0 behind the pitching of Krystal Shaw.
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While the basketball season isn't quite over, I find myself looking ahead - to next season. As good as this year has been, next year could be better with all the talent returning to the north state basketball court.
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Major League Baseball Properties has settled its lawsuit with Upper Deck over the company's issuing unlicensed 2010 baseball cards. The announcement came Wednesday.
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Well cared for Redding home with great views of wooded greenbelt from deck. Nice interior with lots of upgrades tile floors, crown molding, interior doors, HVAC system, kitchen appliances, and windows. Great cur
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The prompt over at Sunday Scribblings is “fluent.”“What are you fluent in? What interests you? Can you be fluent in anything other than a language? What is your take on fluency?”TouchedShe’s speaking in tongues, a mish-mash of gi
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A Southern California man was arrested today on suspicion of theft and burglary after police answered a call for a suspicious vehicle in an east Redding neighborhood.
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North state residents will enjoy a day of sunny, spring weather before a chance of rain moves in tonight.
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From the Shasta Historical Society's Betty McKean and Jay Thompson I learn that Shasta High grad Terry Riley, who became a renowned minimalist composer, influenced Pete Townshend on "Baba O'Riley" (see video), named to honor Riley, now in his...
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Shasta County lost a premier public servant and a beloved friend to many on Saturday with the death of former county supervisor Molly Wilson of Redding.
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MONDAY Centerville Community Services District Personnel Committee: Noon, district office, 8930 Placer Road, Redding, 246-0680.
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Eight days ago, Fran and I were standing at one of our living room windows watching the level of our rain gauge creep upward like the color in a thermometer. The sky was falling and we were feeling blessed with the welcome abundance of precious water.
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Q: Is it possible (and legal) to purchase live wild turkeys to turn loose on my property to see how they do?
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There's a new book that tells of one family's hunting experiences in the shadow of the Eddy mountains in Siskiyou County.
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Manjula Hawthorne and Brian Morris wed on Jan. 9, 2010, in a ceremony at the Senior Citizens Hall in Redding.
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A May 8 wedding is planned at the Oasis Community Full Gospel Church in Redding by Evangeline Hinze and Clayton Willburn, both of Round Mountain.
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A July 31 wedding in Anderson is planned by Leah Marie Gitter and Howard C. Selig Jr., both of Anderson.
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About seven years ago, a group of Redding School District music students performed at the bank in Redding where Sue Eigenman worked.
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The executive director of a nonprofit school lunch box program wants to open a community kitchen and food co-op that showcases local products in downtown Redding.
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Due to the low cost, convenience and prevalence of portable USB drives (pen, jump, thumb, Western digital passports, etc.) they're everywhere. Many use them to transfer files in some form or fashion. The problem with portability is that they are easy to lose or have stolen.
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Q: What changes have been made to Roth IRAs for 2010? How can investors take advantage of these changes?
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There's a small but growing trend within the perfume industry to make quality perfumes with natural ingredients. Auric Blends, a Sonoma County company, has created four handcrafted natural fragrances.
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Scott Putnam and Jason Eatmon made a compelling argument last week about computing bandwith being the "infrastructure of today's business environment." Putnam and Eatmon are both local technology company owners respected for their opinions. Their presentation to the Shasta Technology Association depicted a clear dilemma abo
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In a July 2005 Record Searchlight story headlined "Equity euphoria - Homeowner caution urged before cashing in windfall," Redding accountant Bruce Hirst warned people that treating gains in property values as added wealth can be dangerous.
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Molly Wilson, a former Shasta County supervisor, died this afternoon.
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Could it possibly be that a common-sense solution to California's burgeoning pension problem is simply illegal?
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What can we give Google? A nameSunday's editorial suggested that the city of Redding should compete for an ultra-fast broadband partnership with Google even though it was a long shot, at best. I just heard about an interesting proposal made by the mayor of Topeka, Kan., which gave me an idea to help Redding's chances in th
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The recent health care summit-palooza was historical only in its impotence. It was supposed to be a momentous meeting of the minds and votes from both sides of the aisle. It was an opportunity to agree to disagree on some points, and to move forward reforms that both sides recognize as doable. Instead, we the people got a s
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Even someone like me can admit that some information should be kept secret by the government. The identities of undercover investigators, for example, or the personal medical history of average government employees.
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Community concerns regarding secondhand smoke are growing. In addition to receiving letters of support from community members and local organizations, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area partnered with the Shasta County Tobacco Education Coalition to conduct a survey of visitors to its beaches last summer. More than three-
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The Thursday article by Charles Finkel, "Frivolous? No, lawsuits make flying safer," is a broad-brush justification for the actions of trial lawyers who specialize in aircraft tort litigation.
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COTTONWOOD Friday Receipts: 1,402; Feb. 26: 703.Compared with previous sale: Slaughter cows steady; feeder cows $5-$7 higher. Market $2-$10 higher overall. Off lots and singles $7-$12 lower than top offerings.
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1910: Local Buick representative H.O. Cummins received another shipment of Buick automobiles from San Francisco, among which was a large red touring car for Dr. Stabel. Redding was surely becoming a Buick town and the reputation that the cars already had established proved that the judgment of the local motorists was Class
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While preparing to remove a thick tangle of brush to improve the view of the Sacramento River from Redding's popular downtown trail, Randy "Creeky" Smith found a surprising look into the city's past.
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Sheriff's deputies are driving to a remote spot near Shasta Dam tonight to bring several stranded people to safety.
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Wally Herger's pretty ticked about the Interior Department even thinking about new national monuments, to judge by a piece in the Colusa Sun-Herald. (Colusa Count includes some of the land where and Interior Department suggested a new national monument might...
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Bob Williams, who writes a column but also runs some cattle, e-mails that the steer/truck index is even worse than that PERC article said. Says Williams: The figure for 1970 is exactly right. At the present 44 steers will buy...
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A fire burned a travel-trailer in the 21100 block of Big Oak Lane this evening in the Lakehead area.
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Martin O'Malley, a longtime writer for Canada's Globe and Mail recalls the joys of baseball's spring training in Floridahere. It includes this graph on our own Rick Bosetti: Rick Bosetti was a peppy young outfielder who toiled for the Jays...
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Customers at the Redding Costco were evacuated this afternoon as a precaution after a small amount of refrigerant leaked in the Dana Drive store.
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At one of my own children's birthday parties a young guest surreptitiously gave me the high sign. He had an ominous tone in his voice as I bent over to hear the whispered confidence. Through his lisps, I gathered that an imposter has wormed his way into the happy group."Mr. Linkletter. You know that clown who
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Sometimes I write a snippet for the local paper about Real Estate. They ask a question and several local agents answer. Usually the question is boring beyond belief that anyone would actually read the answers, but today's question caught my eye. They can edit as they see fit, obviously, and sometimes it helps, and someti
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Redding firefighters extinguished a fire in a travel-trailer early this afternoon on Jane St.
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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is holding its 12th annual Cultural Awareness Festival until 6:30 p.m. today at the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding.
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This afternoon's sunny weather is expected to give way to mostly cloudy skies by tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
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By 1 p.m. today, the Guns, Antiques & Collectibles show in Redding had 2,000 people go through the door, organizers said.
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Did you have to read William Butler Yeats when you were in school? I can’t recall too many things I had to read in school and can still remember, but this poem continues to be one of my favorites: Photo:…
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Haven’t done a Fiction in 58 in a few days…SundayThey wrestled over coffee, a tease of words, gestures.He said man’s greatest achievement was the ability to make fire.She laughed and said it was our ability to love, unconditional.They played like that for hours, until he took her ha
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This house has a very unusual history to tell. It's located in downtown French Gulch on Main Street within the French Gulch Historic District. It is separated from E. Franck & Co. Saloon (that great little historic saloon that has...
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Don’t get freaked out about a weird name. Hang with us here for a moment. We’ll get to what Pecha Kucha means in just a moment. One reason it sounds interesting to me is it’s being hosted by
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Regular FDotD viewers will recall this one from Jan 1. Back then, it was priced at $158K, and sold right away. We got a few calls on it (call back please!). Not sure what happened to that escrow, but here i
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CHICO - The Enterprise High School boys basketball team got the inch it needed and took it a mile.In a nip-and-tuck game through three-and-a-half quarters, Foothill matched the Hornets seemingly point for point until a five-point swing made the game personal and gave Enterprise the separation it needed to come away with a 7
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CHICO - Just like last year, the Enterprise High and Paradise High girls basketball teams did battle at Chico State's Acker Gym for the Northern Section Division III title. Just like in the last two times they've done battle, the Hornets and Bobcats went blow for blow in a heavyweight battle that wasn't decided until very l
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Trinity High School's Kevin Maelfeyt remains in the running for a possible prep wrestling title.The Wolves senior went 4-0 with three pins and a technical fall in the 140-pound bracket on the first day of the CIF state wrestling championships in Bakersfield on Friday.
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Video clips of your Tupperware drawer, camping gear, computer printer and stereo system may not offer much drama (don't expect a call from Sundance Film Festival), but they do make good sense.
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Many plants fall into the Solanaceae family. It includes peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, husk tomatoes, tomatillos and potatoes. Look at the leaves of all these and you will see similarities. Most require heat and a long growing season to produce.
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Q: House stuck in the disco era? What can a seller do to bring a house up-to-date? Well usually the disco era means shag carpet, avocado or harvest gold appliances and out- dated fixtures in the kitchens and bathrooms. Make them all Dumpster residents. Also, the wood paneling must go.
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Retailer opens in former Mervyn's Closeout Club, a temporary discount retail store that will operate over the next four weekends in Redding, has opened inside the former Mervyn's building on Hilltop Drive.
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You can lead a child to water, but he'll probably still want the chocolate milk or root beer.
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WHO'S IN CHARGE? With city employees losing their jobs, police and fire departments trimming their staff, the closing of the Convention Center now looms, so money can be funneled to Turtle Bay. Three names appear once again: Warren, Salter and Gaines. Who is running this city?
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Last Saturday's editorial criticized me for offering "simplistic, knee-jerk opposition to all things stimulus - a position that shifts depending on who's in the White House."
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Last week's health care summit was heavy on political theater and anecdotes.
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A 49-year-old Redding man is becoming an old hand in winning medical marijuana cases.
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The search for an effective weapon against armies of destructive bark beetles chewing through forests across the West has taken an unusual turn through rock music and into, of all places, the voice box of conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh.
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A weak dollar, a better-than-expected national employment report - even a military coup in Niger mistaken by traders for turmoil in oil-rich Nigeria.
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WASHINGTON - At last, the unemployment crisis seems to be easing. That's the good news.
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Traffic across downtown Redding was blocked for nearly two hours Friday afternoon after a southbound freight train hit and killed a 57-year-old pedestrian near Yuba Street.
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Q: How is your faith organization keeping up with technology and the Information Age?
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Q: Hi Monty, I enjoy your columns every week. I have a simple question, then I'd like to run a problem by you that I have with California Highway Patrol officers.
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Today is Saturday, March 6, the 65th day of 2010. There are 300 days left in the year.
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Dyes will monitor sewage discharges Redding Wastewater Utility crews on Monday afternoon plan to use red and green dye to monitor sewage treatment plant discharges into the Sacramento River.
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge refused Friday to accept a plea bargain from a Redding man accused of stalking and harassing his neighbors.
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Thinking a 5-year-old boy was missing in the snow Friday morning at Eskimo Hill, emergency crews immediately geared up for a search and rescue.
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Available on Netflix or YouTube. The Clash, Coldplay, The Ramones and Jimi Hendrix will never sound the same....
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CHICO – The Butte Valley High School girls basketball team wasn’t perfect Wednesday, but the Bulldogs just ended their season that way. Butte Valley (24-0) erased an eight-point halftime lead and used a 16-3 run over the final six minutes of the fourth quarter to avenge last season’s section final loss to Hayfork, bea
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A woman suffered minor injuries in a rollover wreck this evening at East Cypress Avenue and Larkspur Lane in Redding.
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ANDERSON — A 43-year-old Anderson man was arrested Wednesday during a parole compliance check at a Lloyd Lane residence, Redding police announced today.
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A 49-year-old Redding man is becoming an old hand in winning medical marijuana cases.
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Redding Wastewater Utility crews on Monday afternoon will use red and green dye to monitor sewage treatment plant discharges into the Sacramento River, according to a press statement.
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The first person to guess is the lucky winner! "Shiloh" won it by guessing it as being located on Main Street in French Gulch. Shiloh also wins two great prizes this week. One is a $10 Gift certificate and the...
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This event is designed to bring together the various community organizations focused on the needs of woman and families.
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IGO Elementary Boys win East/West League Tournament!
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Igo Elementary Girls and Boys East/West League Tournament Champions!
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Traffic across downtown Redding was blocked for nearly two hours this afternoon after a southbound freight train hit and killed a 57-year-old pedestrian near Yuba Street.
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For details on the aftermentioned episode, please see supermatt41's entry about the dinner party. Chris might remember it differently.
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Dear reader, Whether you are anti-abortion or pro-choice, if your Representative is a Democrat, I urge you to write them and demand that they commit to voting for the current health care reform legislation. In my proposed letter, below, I will explain why concern over the language used to prohibit federal funding
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... we could see some change. Congress' approval ratings are typically abysmal, but how does that translate into real politics. Pew asked an important question in a poll released last month: Three in 10 voters, the Pew report says, don't...
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It's fun to read rabidly partisan Web sites like the left-wing Calitics or the right-wing FlashReport. You gain a whole new perspective on the world. For instance, did you know that in California, "30 years of right-wing policy .. has...
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge refused today to accept a proposed plea bargain from a Redding man accused of stalking and harassing his neighbors.
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In 1970, a pound of beef cost nearly five adjusted dollars. Now it costs two. In 1970, a rancher could buy a new pickup (the standard western asset index) with 15 steers. Now it takes 44. So writes rancher Paul...
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I'm not sure what happened yesterday, but these two letters arrived in our in-box almost back to back. From Matthew Hill of Redding: Editor: I have accessed Redding.com at least once a day for the past several years. I've always...
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A 24-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested Thursday night after a traffic stop yielded about 4.8 ounces of marijuana.
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The California Association of Realtors announced a new HUD website where consumers can turn in loan modification scam artists. Numerous scams have become prevalent as more and more Americans find themselves facing foreclosure. Laws have been enacted making the collection of advance fees for promised loan modification ser
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Detailed government rules about the precise level of saturated fat and sodium in snacks, the maximum allowable drink size, and the like just make me bristle. (And many commenters on today's story agree.) But let's be perfectly clear about what...
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Junk-n-Treasures donates bedding to help Good News Rescue Mission.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Can you guess the street and town where this very historic building 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 mysterious historic building...
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The California Association of Realtors tracks median home prices statewide. Here's their latest chart showing the prices over the last decade: A lost decade, for the most part. Notice anything striking about January 2010? The chart header points out that prices are up 15% year over year, which is obviously true. B
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Remember the advice the Dustin Hoffman character got in "The Graduate" back in the Sixties? "Plastics." Here's an update. From USA Today: Federal employees earn higher average salaries than private-sector workers in more than eight out of 10 occupations,...
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A woman who called 911 this morning to say her 5-year-old son was missing on Eskimo Hill is now telling police that he is in school today in Redding.
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A Red Bluff man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of shoplifting after police say he ran past a squad car on patrol with two store workers chasing him.
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Here’s a HUD home for sale. These have different rules about purchase. This one can only be bought by an owner occupant up until March 7, after which bidding from investors can be considered. This one looks intriguing for the price. Another different aspect t
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Two Shasta County men convicted in January of second-degree murder in the 2008 beating death of a Redding man are due to be sentenced to prison on April 9.
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Clouds should hang over the north state today, keeping the high to about 54 degrees.
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What: Grief Workshops Presented by Mercy Hospice When: Mar 9 and 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Mercy Oaks Senior Dining Room, 100 Mercy Oaks Details: Mercy Hospice has been serving the communities within Shasta County for 30 years. It has a long-established reputation for compassionate…
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Over the top. That’s the only way to describe the Academy Awards party scheduled this Sunday, March 7, at Redding’s Cascade Theatre. We’re talking limousines and red carpet, outlandish outfits, flowing champagne, a big-screen simulcast and awards for just about anything.…
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Maybe it's just me, but I don't see the harm in a couple of kids - a twin brother and sister - direct a couple of planes on the ground at JFK Airport in New York.I mean, it's not like they took dad's whole shift or anything. He told them what to say - right down to the correct language - and let them go.Ahhh, ye
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Word On Fire Catholic Minstries is currently working on The Catholicism Project and is in the final stages of being completed. It is a groundbreaking documentary series presenting the true story of Christianity and the Catholic faith, which comes in an especially timely moment in human history.The following is a shor
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What belonging have you owned the longest? Why is it important to you?
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Today’s FDotD is intriguing. The lot is almost a half acre, which is good sized for Shasta Lake City. The house is diminutive (read: cute) as an 830 sq ft 2/1, but looks like it could be cute(r) with some work. Looks like a buy and hold investment to us. Maybe a starter home
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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 city commission determined Thursday night.
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historical places in the north state.
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HERE'S YOUR WASTE: Response to Ken DeCamp (letter, Wednesday): I'm not a tea partier, Ken, but how about the $100,000 stimulus grant to study gay bars in Argentina?
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Don't blame the GOP I would like Bob Williams (column, Monday) to explain to me the statement, "The minority blockage of health care reform."
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So the yearlong production, set to close after Massachusetts' devastatingly negative Jan. 19 review, saw the curtain raised one last time. Obamacare lives.
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What are a declaration and a set of principles worth? On their own, less than the pixels on the computer screen you read them on.
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A celebration of film and photography has arrived with the second annual Sundial Film Festival. The event festivities will be from March 10 to 13 at the Cascade Theatre.
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TV network playing at Redding airport The Airport Television Network is now broadcasting at Redding Municipal Airport.
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1910: Pupils in the East Side third, fourth and fifth grades at the "brick" schoolhouse held Flag Day exercises in honor of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The fourth-grade room was beautifully decorated with flags and bunting furnished by the children. The program consisted of 26 numbers and the
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RED BLUFF - Monica Souza went from months in a jail cell to a hospital bed, where she gave birth to a daughter. Because she was homeless, child welfare workers appeared at the foot of her bed almost immediately.
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Shasta College issues campus crime alert 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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The Enterprise High baseball team earned its first win of the young season with a 10-5 road triumph over Anderson on Thursday, and Kaleb Hogue was the biggest reason why.
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In Rick Bosetti's eyes, there's starting to be light at the end of the tunnel in regards to fundraising for Simpson University's soon-to-be baseball field.
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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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Finally getting your first win of the season. Really nice.Imploding in the ninth inning. Always very bad.The Shasta College baseball team earned its first victory of 2010 as Chris Prokupek threw seven shutout innings in a 6-0 victory over College of the Siskiyous at home Thursday.
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To say that medals are all the same is like saying that units of money are all the same. A gold dollar coin is a coin just like a nickel but the two have much different worth. You can have eight nickels but it doesn't come close to equaling a dollar coin.
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Hoop dreams will be answered over the next two days at Chico State as the Northern Section finals play out today and Saturday. At stake is a section-title banner, as well as a berth in the Northern California state playoffs.
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A Shasta County man accused of harassing and stalking his neighbors and mooing like a cow outside their house was found to be mentally competent Thursday to stand trial.
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Work to clear a massive rock slide that has cut off traffic in both directions on Highway 96 between Yreka and the North Coast won't begin until at least next week.
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Three years ago, Shasta College drama students performed "The Weir" - Conor McPherson's award-winning drama - for a couple of weeks.
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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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