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April 4th, 2010

Snowy weather brought Easter Sunday traffic to a standstill in the north state.
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The wife and son of a murdered Round Mountain man, whose killer has never been found, are being sought in connection with a hatchet attack Saturday night in Montgomery Creek.
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Stopping Smoking Adds Years to Your Life. So, What Happens When You Quit Smoking? Information about health benefits of quitting from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: --Within 20 minutes after you smoke that last cigarette, your body begins...
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The holy night began in darkness, as if we were in Christ's tomb. A Bonfire is lit, blessed....
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What: Oaksong Music Society presents Joy Kills Sorrow When: Apr 9, 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m., door opens at 7:30 - Tickets $18 each Call Bernie’s Guitar 223-2040 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA This young band has a new CD out with Signature Records entitled “Darkness Sure Be
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Especially when he brings me an Easter Basket full of Beer....  He must be of Irish heritage, because it was full of Guinness.  But the 4 Coronas threw
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On April 4th, 1967, Martin Luther King gave his "Beyond Vietnam" speech /blockquote> As I have walked among the desperate, rejected, and angry young men, I have told them that Molotov cocktails and rifles would not solve their problems. I...
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At least one person was injured in a car wreck in Anderson late this morning.
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No iPdad, but could be YourPad™. This one looks rough. That said, the worst neighborhood in Redding beats the best neighborhoods in some Valley towns, or Border towns, we have had the misfortune to find ourselves. This home will be what you make of it. It’s listed as a
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Snowy weather was causing traffic problems in the Mount Shasta area.
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The Redding area is in for another windy, gloomy day, while those living in the higher elevations should expect to see some snow fall.
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Looks like Stillwater Business Park salesman John Troughton of Cushman & Wakefield will get another 12-month contract. At least that's the recommendation of city staff and a "review" committee. Council agenda item here. Wonder if he'll get his 6 percent...
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I’ve heard recently that people who read blogs tend to stay longer if one’s background is light. Here are the reasons I prefer a dark background: I love the way images seem much more intense on a black background. Oranges and pinks look smashing. Back in the olden days when I first started writing on computers t
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AnimalsIt’s a sultry night and sleep will not come.I slip out of bed and out the back door to see if a tromp through the pasture will cool my heels. Despite the hanging humidity, the grass is cool, dewy.I reach the rise of the hill to peek at the waning moon and come to an abrupt stop. There in the pastu
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Mayor Patrick Jones goes to D.C. to lobby for Oasis Road's big box store developer... For background on this cartoon, read the City Council meeting's agenda item on the mayor's "potential violation of Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) regulations relative to no gifts."
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It wasn't written as an Easter song - but it surely fits in with the message of resurrection:You tube link: HERE
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Reading to children gives them the opportunity to explore exciting new worlds and learn about people and places.
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Norm and Char Fifer celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 23 at a party hosted by their daughters at their home.
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A May 28, 2011, wedding is planned by Robbin Ortez and Jorge Arredondo, both of Redding.
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A May 29, 2010, wedding at Shore Acres Botanical Garden in Charleston, Ore., is planned by Sarah Swanson and Jeremy Suhrstedt, both of Central Point, Ore.
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On a recent weekend, one of our neighbors up the street took his radio-controlled helicopter out for a test run.
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Jerry and Muriel Owens celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. The couple have lived in Redding for 30 years.
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On Feb. 24, Angelica Carmeno and Robert Bente, both of Redding, were wed at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
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It is an image familiar to most Americans. A picture is supposedly worth a thousand words, but one cannot fully appreciate Mount Rushmore without standing before it.
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Nick Clifford was 17 years old in 1938 when he landed a job working on the Mount Rushmore project.
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Duane Spencer bought his first Porsche in 1958 - a 356 coupe that he drove more than 100,000 miles over the next four years.
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Americans toss out billions of disposable pens a year. PaperMate has come up with a solution with green products to reduce the amount of pen waste hitting landfills.
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'God's Brain' book signing set Michael McGuire, co-author of "God's Brain" and a Cottonwood resident, will sign copies of the book at Barnes & Noble Booksellers from 3 to 5 p.m. April 16.
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Q: What issues should investors consider when opening a bank account in another country?
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We've all seen the in-car dash-mounted video systems that have been in use for years now in patrol cars for police jurisdictions nationwide.
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Injinji Footwear has taken toesocks - those novelty products of the 1970s - to a new level.
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It’s Just This Little Chromium Switch Here Tom Gedwillo and I have made available the second issue of “Chromium Switch,” a webzine dedicated to the legendary comedy troupe, The Firesign Theatre. This issue includes tour news, updates on The 4 or 5 Crazee Guyz, a full-length e-interview with David Ossman an
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While Proposition 39 lowered the percentage of votes needed for bond approval, it also required strict new rules meant to hold school districts accountable for their spending.
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Once again, the Gateway Unified School District is examining whether it is "appropriate" to use school bond money to pay off a previous bond rather than spend on new school improvements.
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Several schools in Shasta County will be busy when school lets out for the summer.That's when districts will be upgrading classrooms, cafeterias, libraries, computer labs and parking lots. Three school districts have plans for new gyms and multipurpose rooms.
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By the time he's done, Zach Kaylor should own a strong list of prep distance running accomplishments himself.The Enterprise High School senior added one more notable accomplishment by breaking a meet record held by current world-class runner at the Hornet Invitational track and field on Saturday.
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The Simpson University baseball team bounced back by winning three games on Saturday.The Red Hawks beat visiting Bethany 11-9, 1-0 and 8-3 at Tiger Field, sweeping the three-game series.
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<B>Dear Babe:</B> I have team baseballs signed by the 1962 Milwaukee Braves and San Francisco Giants. They include clear signatures of Hall of Famers from the Braves - Henry Aaron, Warren Spahn and Eddie Mathews and from the Giants - Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda and Juan Marichal. My husband's gra
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They're out hiking every Thursday except Thanksgiving, 51 weeks a year, rain, shine or snow. They snowshoe up to Castle Lake and cross country ski on the slopes of Mt. Shasta. This time of year they're on the hunt for wildflowers in the Shasta Valley and the hills around the Scott Valley.
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Gov. Ted Strickland of Ohio is proud of his state's business accomplishments, even in the midst of the recession. Ohio has been named by Site Selection Magazine as the 2009 Governor's Cup Award winner. The annual award is given to the state that succeeds with the highest number of new or expanded private sector job-creating
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Boy, did you miss the point in your editorial of March 27, "Herger a liberal? Only in the GOP primary season." Nowhere have I ever said Herger is a liberal. In fact, far from it. What I've said is that he has clearly strayed away from his conservative values a time or two and hasn't provided the strong conservative leadersh
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Paying property taxes can be painful in the best of times. But when the similar house down the block just sold for tens of thousands of dollars less than your assessment - sticking you with a tax bill far higher than your home's market value would normally dictate - ordinary grumbling can rise into the roar of revolt.
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Economists are great and all, but sometimes the best indicator of how things are going comes simply from living life and paying attention.
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Across the nation parents cringed at the recent news that a 15-year-old girl had an abortion, facilitated by her high school, without her parent's knowledge. Especially outraged were those who value the family and the concept that parents, not public institutions, should be the primary source of guidance for their children.
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Critics don't know Roberts When Ray Roberts used an unfortunate phrase the other day on his radio show, Patricia Sansom and Fran Brady went into attack mode. They heard Roberts utter about five words, then they jumped on their soapbox and started yelling racism, overreacting to the max. It almost makes them appear racist.
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Three finalists were picked from 49 applications for the Mountain Gate Community Services District manager position and Jeff Cole wasn't one of them, according to a person on the committee charged with selecting the finalists.
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Mercy Medical Center March Births March 1: Griffith and Nurina Tonkin of Redding, a girl. March 1: Kyle Silva and Krystal Sisk of Anderson, a girl.
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Q: Monty, were you aware that the Department of Motor Vehicles will not release current vehicle registration/tags (all fees paid) when auto manufacturers have issued a recall notice regarding that vehicle? Could you also explain why and when the DMV became the enforcement arm of the auto manufactures?
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1910: The Kennett Band was engaged to furnish music for the two days of the Anderson Annual May Festival. Preparations for the parade were in progress. The question of special trains for the two days were to be taken up in due time.
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Session scheduled on pests, fire, more A free workshop on making homes safer from wildfire, more inviting to beneficial wildlife and less of a target for pests is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Junior Art Building at the Tehama District Fair grounds in Red Bluff.
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More help is on the way for displaced workers in Shasta County.
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Shasta County supervisors will consider extending a 45-day moratorium on medical marijuana collectives for another 10 1/2 months on Tuesday.
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In a bid to bolster a battered budget, Redding will consider closing its Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and tapping the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association to promote tourism in the city.
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Alright! we are seeing some census participation! I hope you all are promoting the "Take Ten" challenge, take 10 minutes to fill out your 2010 Census form and mail it back TODAY. If 100% of households mailed back their forms, taxpayers would save $1.5 BILLION dollars. Let's all do our part and mail back our forms!
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That would be controversial West Linn Mayor Patti Galle. The Oregonian reports here. Looks like a degree mill to me. A bachelors degree for $395? A Ph.D for $475? From the web site it's hard to tell who's behind it...
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I posted this already to whatwasthatsong and so far nothing. So I will ask you.Keep in mind this happened in the early 1960s. I know a lot of you don't date back that far.
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Bumper sticker spotted for sale at the flee market, at booth selling, ahem, glassware and other Humboldt County-themed paraphernalia: "I love my country, but I fear my government" I reckon it was printed by and for lefties during the Bush...
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Donut!!! Yummy. I spent the morning putting this big fat bad donut together and I loved every minute. I looks just as good as I hoped it would. You could take a bite . . . in your dreams. See how the big donut dwarfs my tools in this picture? I think this is hilarious and it makes me want [...]
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At a diabetes forum today I snapped pictures of the buffet table. I just couldn't help but take pictures of foods that trash your blood sugar and create diabetes being fed to diabetics. What would I have fed them? Chicken...
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I was sitting at the barber’s waiting my turn, listening to the tale of the guy sitting in the chair.He’s 54 and on the same day he got his first retirement check, his doctor told him he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer.That was six months ago.He’s going through chemo, but knows it’s a done deal. So h
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I’m a guy with a camera. I take some lucky shots once in a while. I’ve improved my craft. But I’m no photographer. Nina Berman is a photographer. I was introduced to her work at this Huff Post article called Marine Wedding brings the war home. Nina Berman’s website has her gallery mentioned in the a
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THE DR. PHIL SHOW WILL AIR ON THE 14TH OF APRIL, PART TWO OF THE SERIES WILL BE TAPED BY THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY.ALSO THE CALIFORNIA STATE AUDITOR HAS THREATENED TO SOUBPOENA MARIN SUPERIOR COURT RECORDS!!!YOU'RE NEXT SHASTA COUNTY!!JUST A REMINDER FOR ALL YOU SKEPTICAL OF MY MOTIVATION "I HAVE NO CASE IN FA
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Work is progressing on Judge Eaton's house. This photo was taken on 4-1-2010 in the dining room area of Judge Eaton's house. The man in the photo is Frank Cain who has been hired as a part-time all-around handyman by...
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Consider this a preview of sorts. You may submit an offer, but right now there are folks still living in this home, and you may not contact or disturb them. Look, their Christmas lights are still up. We are informed the eviction process is under way. Been there, done that. Typicall
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This article in Business Week details the findings of the Consumer Product Safety Commission reaches that conclusion about Chinese drywall products. "“All of the problem drywall
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We have 20 Catechumens and Candidates coming into full communion with the Church tonight at the Easter Vigil. It will truly be a celebration of Life... With such Joy that one can't help but dance with elation.
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April is a busy, busy month in the garden. For most parts of the North State the alternating cool and warm, windy and still, damp and dry will keep us guessing. While there are really no hard and fast rules…
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Private setting in Cottonwood’s White Oak Ranches with over 3 & one half acres. Area of newer upscale custom homes supports your investment and lifestyle. Underground utilities including water with paved roads and d
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An eye-opening medical anecdote from doctor and influential medical writer Atul Guwande in The New Yorker: Recently, clinicians at Children's Hospital Boston adopted a more systematic approach for managing inner-city children who suffer severe asthma attacks, by introducing a bundle...
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Beautiful Gold Hills neighborhood – Stamped concrete walkway leads to over 2300 sq. ft of living space. There are 2 fireplaces, a formal living rm & family rm with cathedral ceilings. Large kitchen with
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I'm sure WellPoint -- aka Anthem Blue Cross -- doesn't have a PR shop full of marketing types sitting around trying to think up ways to turn the company into the poster company for everything that's wrong with America's insurance...
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....don't be surprised they'll use it to embarrass you politically. Anyone who follows the city council or watches the body language on the dais knows that there's no love lost between councilors Jones and Dickerson, and the latter knows parliamentary...
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Rain is expected to drizzle onto the north state throughout the weekend.
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Parents of school-homed children say they relish the extra time they are able to spend away from their kids. As many of you know, we home-school our children for t
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So I am about to write about something that has been on the back burner of my conscience for a while now, and Ive waited until now to share my madness here. Ive been puzzled lately about our culture, and with all the changes I find it tough to keep up with all of it […]
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Which end of the chocolate rabbit do you bite first?
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As wind and snow pounded the summit of Mt. Shasta on Sunday, Mark Thomas tried to keep his climbing partner alive.
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Husk tomatoes (also known as ground cherries, golden berries and cape gooseberries) are small and round, grow like weeds and are closely related to the tomatillo.
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Event showcases native plants The Shasta chapter of the California Native Plant Society's Native Plant Gardens & Landscape Garden Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 15.
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Over the past year, two separate committees have trudged through eye-glazing series of meetings to study the potential for privatizing various jobs now done by the city of Redding - and emerged with little to show for the effort.
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The newspaper can make you a better gardener. Milk jugs, paper cups, straw,
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Dagg, Melburg care for community In response to Marc Beauchamp's Feb. 14 column:I submit to you that the reason that Kent Dagg and Les Melburg "become the story" is because he has made them such.
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Why is the newspaper so relentlessly negative? Don't you guys see how destructive that is, especially during this Great Recession?
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Q: Can certain types of lighting improve the chances of a house selling?
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Q: What is your local faith organization doing to serve the poor or the homeless in your town?
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Today is Saturday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2010. There are 272 days left in the year.
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Do you ever wonder how someone goes the wrong way on a freeway?
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July trial date set for pair in beating case A July 27 trial date was set Friday in Shasta County Superior Court for a Cottonwood woman and her brother in connection with the alleged beating of a 7-year-old boy in December.
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Mountain Gate Community Services District directors plan a closed-door session Monday to discuss - and possibly take action on - hiring a district manager.
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For the first time in years, Shasta County is looking for proposals from groups interested in tapping a $54,000 fine fund from the state Department of Fish and Game.
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COTTONWOOD - On two feet or in the saddle, everyone is welcome at the annual Spring Playday to benefit the steeds at Safe Haven Horse Rescue.
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MOUNT SHASTA - A "sea of vehicles askew over the entire roadway" was how California Highway Patrol officials described Friday's 20-vehicle pileup during a heavy snowstorm on Interstate 5 between Mount Shasta and Weed.
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Senior resource firm now open Senior Care Case Management is a new agency in Shasta County that will help individuals and families with future care needs.
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Redding Mayor Patrick Jones believes he's rubbed out the stain of a developer-funded trip to Washington, D.C., to lobby for an interchange.
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Normally, I don't debate national items on the college landscape these days.But Thursday came the news that the NCAA men's basketball tournament field could possibly be expanded from 65 teams to 96 as early as next year.
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The Hornet Invitational is usually the time when the prep track and field season kicks into another gear.That will again be the case when Enterprise High Schools hosts its annual meet today that brings together many of the finest athletes around.
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Time will tell if the highlight of the Cottonwood Eagles U19 AAU basketball team's trip to compete in Orlando, Fla., was the games or meeting Shaquille O'Neal, who was also at the tournament.
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The service began in humility. Prayer
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Here's an unusually candid announcement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that, based on accumulated scientific data, the delta smelt warrants uplisting from "threatened" to "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act...
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Lifehack.org often has some great ideas. Here are 42 I found interesting. Consider one or two. 42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself Are you someone who likes to grow? Do you constantly seek to improve yourself and become better? If...
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This is a slight change from the Historical Society Cookbook recipe. 1 small onion-chopped 1 red pepper chopped 3 Tablespoons olive oil 1 pound grass-fed ground beef 1 cup catsup sweetened with Sucanat 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon...
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A Shasta County jury has convicted a 64-year-old Mendocino County man of child molestation, prosecutors announced today.
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I had a great idea for big funny plush pillows the other night. I made a sketch of a donut with pink icing and sprinkles. Here is the flat non stuffed, non sewn beginning of a 24″ donut pillow. I had the perfect beads to use as sprinkles, too. Delicious. It will look great when it is blown up [...]
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"Cal" guessed the mystery photo correctly at 11:30 a.m. as the old beer bar once located in Jones Valley. It was once located just south of the present market at the intersection. Congratulations Cal! You have won a $10 gift...
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Bit early for a sign like this, given that the election isn't until November. On South Street near the ACID canal. Wonder who's behind it....
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Bureaucracies temporarily reverse the Second Law of Thermodynamics. In a bureaucracy, it's easier to make a process more complex than to make it simpler, and easier to create a new burden than kill an old one. So writes Clay Shirky,...
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A July 27 trial date was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a Cottonwood woman and her brother in connection with the alleged beating of a 7-year-old boy last year.
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Highway officials put up chain restrictions for roadways around the north state's mountains this afternoon as a storm dropped heavy snow.
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A large group of Parishioners, young and old, met at City hall this morning to set off on a multiple mile walk carrying a large wooded cross. Today is Good Friday, and the group that included (Father Jonathan Mo
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Snow slowed traffic on Highway 299 this afternoon near Weaverville.
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MOUNT SHASTA — A “sea of vehicles askew over the entire roadway” was how California Highway Patrol officials described today's 20-care pileup during a heavy snowstorm on Interstate 5 between Mount Shasta and Weed.
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A Honda coupe with two upset ladies pulled up alongside my wife and I as we began a walk around Mary Lake yesterday afternoon. They had just jotted down the license number of a suspected turtle hunter’s Jeep and informed us two guys were trapping turtles for resale on EBay. We love the turtles.  We shared the
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The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office is warning boaters and other river users that a wooden footbridge over the Klamath River near Hornbrook has collapsed into the river.
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The main telephone line at Shasta Regional Medical Center, 244-5400, is not working, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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You'll see what I mean. LOL....
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5 years ago Tommy and I went on a trip to Israel. It was so incredbile, being able to put the stories that we knew from the Bible into real life places. Some of my favorite photos are from the Garden Tomb and since it is Easter weekend I though it was a great time
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Can you guess what this mystery building was and where it was once located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! This building no longer exists. If you are the first person to correctly guess what this building was...
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Here's an interesting concept from Madera County's newest high school, via the Bee: And almost every student has a laminated profile posted in the school hallways. It features their name, age, interests - and GPA. The posting of grades -...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Popular outdoor writer and author Tom Stienstra has been arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.
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With heavy metal looks, The Sweet came onto the music scene in the late 60s.They morphed into one of the great glam-rock bands of the 70s.The cool thing about them - the original members included Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott and Mick Tucker - is that they actually wrote some kick-ass songs. A little
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(Reuters) - New York state's Governor on Thursday asked public sector unions to forego pay raises to help the state close a $9 billion budget deficit but the unions rejected the request. The scheduled 4 percent pay rise was set...
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$8,000 from the feds, plus $10,000 from the state for buying a house? Timing would be tricky, but from this article in SF Gate, getting both the federal and state homebuyers tax breaks would appear to at least be possible.
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Today’s FDotD is on a nice street in a very pleasant east Redding neighborhood not far from Clover Creek preserve walking trails. Newer and larger homes are not far, making this a likely better than average investment candidate. The interior appears to have been painted in th
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My dream is to someday have a real recording studio - carefully constructed, acoustically balanced and decorated for warmth and inspiration. Until then, we've made-do with a large open music room -- a room wi
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Wet and breezy is the forecast for today, according to the National Weather Service. The chance of rain is 90 percent and the high will be around 52, with winds from the south up to 24 mph. Chance of rain diminishes to 50 percent tonight, with a low around 33 and winds at about 10 mph Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a
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It is Easter vacation time, P.C. name "Spring Break." do you know that these times are feared and loathed by some parents, imagine that your ex-spouse had beaten and raped you, or abused you in any other way for 15 or 20 years. You finally overcome your fear of retribution and leave; the court gives your child to the abuser
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The 2010 season at Shasta Raceway Park, located on the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson, officially commences on Saturday, April 3, with a program featuring five divisions of racecars, including open wheel midgets and late model stock cars. The grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The seaso
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At J & G Farms, we know that in order to get the best tasting, fragrant and nutrient-rich food to you, it all starts with the health of the soil as well as quality of the seed. Adding soil organic matter…
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How many parishioners in your parish go to confession each week? or even each month? Not very many! Yet - how many go to holy communion each week? Almost all of them. Are you meaning to say that no o
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On All Saints' Day, I attended Mass at a local Catholic high school. The celebrant, the pastor of a nearby parish, started the Mass by saying to the student body o
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In preparation for the most sacred and holy event of the year (Easter) numerous kids volunteered to clean the church from top to bottom.
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Huh, I wonder who Doug LaMalfa's talking about in his new TV ad....
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historical places in the north state.
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Every couple of years, Elizabeth Waterbury likes to shake things up a little in the choral department at Shasta College, and this year she is inviting renowned gospel artist Diane Clayton-White to perform with the Shasta College Concert Choir.
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Pianist Ned Kirk, a native of Redding, will perform pieces by Beethoven, Debussy and others in a free concert on April 9 at Old City Hall.
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What is it like to be a foreign ally of Barack Obama's America?
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Comment exposes racism When he was asked by a friend what time it was, Yogi Berra famously answered, "Do you mean now?"
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Meg Whitman is no panderer.
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Today is Friday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2010. There are 273 days left in the year.
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Shasta High School baseball player Cody Loe remained in intensive care at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, but his mother said late Thursday that her son showed signs of stabilizing.
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Paradise senior guard Caressa Williams is the Northern Section girls basketball Most Valuable Player this season. Enterprise forward Ravien Lawson and University Prep forward Kim Micheletti joined Williams as first-team all-section selections as voted by journalists regularly covering the section. Rounding on the first tea
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For the second year in a row, Enterprise's Anthony Williams is the Northern Section boys basketball MVP.Williams, a 6-foot-1 senior forward, earned the honor on a team selected by area media outlets. He is joined on the first team by his twin brother James, a 6-1 senior guard, and Foothill guard Devin Crisosto.
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman made a north state beer and ice cream run Thursday.
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A black metal avalanche probe stuck in the icy snow 100 yards from Mt. Shasta's summit Thursday morning pointed searchers to a snow cave holding a climber stranded there since Saturday.
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When it comes to spelling, Pacheco Elementary School in Redding d-o-m-i-n-a-t-e-s.
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CORNING - Three sticks of dynamite with attached blasting caps were found at a Corning man's house as the Tehama County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation into a recent rash of burglaries and thefts, deputies said Thursday.
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Last weekend was brutal, but the Knights came up with the perfect tonic Thursday.Chris Prokupek bottled up visiting College of the Siskiyous again and the Shasta College baseball team got the bats going in a 14-2 victory.
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Brandon Erickson tossed a five-inning no-hitter against Enterprise on Thursday as the Cougars blanked the Hornets 11-0.The Cougars' pitchers allowed one hit all week in wins over Shasta and Enterprise.
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Trial date may be set in alleged beating A trial date may be set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a Cottonwood woman and her brother in connection with the alleged beating of a 7-year-old boy last year.
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After two days in the hospital recovering from a rattlesnake bite, a fifth-grade student at Mistletoe Elementary School was sent home Thursday.
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A letter-writer, responding to a recent item about Social Security, writes the following: The best examples of people opting out of Social Security are government workers and members of Congress. As a result of rich tax-payer supported programs, many of...
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Watch it here....
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OK, dear readers, it's a late night at the office, and I need some new streaming music. Any recommendations? Me, I'm keen these days on David Byrne's hand-selected radio feed, the indie sampler at BetterPropaganda.com, and fine selections from JPR's...
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Debra really wanted to go to the British Museum, and I heartily concurred: they have so much stuff that there has to be something for everyone. And it's free. Here are just a very few of the sights:..A clo
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North Valley Bank of course would never name a name, but it's likely one that locals would recognize. A snippet from the bank's press release about its year-end results for 2009: During the fourth quarter of 2009, the Company identified...
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman made a north state beer and ice cream run Thursday.
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Jumbo loans, as we call them in real estate jargon, are showing a steady uptick in the number of delinquencies for the 33rd consecutive month according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. Depending on what part of California you reside, jumbo loans could be loan amounts exceeding $417,000 or $729,7
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We began the evening with a quick planning session (Deacon Ray, Father Jonathan, Deacon Pat)
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Junk-n-Treasures thrift store in Anderson continues to help Good News Rescue Mission.
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I believe His words were "The best pot ever made!" Since I have made Mucho Menudo, this is really saying something!
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Stuck in the slow lane on the Information Superhighway. Will a new plan from the feds help? Laura Sydell of NPR's "All Things Considered" reports here, transcription is courtesy of WBUR....
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So IBEW rep Ray Thomas is quoted in today's Wall Street Journal story about cities' struggles with cutting employee costs -- e.g., union benefits. The tough times are everywhere, as the story reports. It also includes these striking figure: The...
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A local Republican e-mails a warning to those headed to her campaign stop: Just wanted to let you all know that tomorrow's event with Meg Whitman is in Frozen Gourmet's very nice warehouse - but it IS a warehouse, cement...
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Wells Fargo was established in 1852 and set up their first Shasta County office on Main Street at Shasta. They bought, sold and transported gold, functioned as a bank, and forwarded packages, parcels and freight. Eventually they had offices in...
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Yesterday I blogged about Democrat landmarks and businesses that included the word Democrat and said I would report on the Republicans today. I have searched long and hard, and sadly, have to report there are no "Republican" landmarks in Shasta...
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After a great deal of prayer and discernemnt, I have come to the conclusion that what Martin Luther said made a great deal of sense.
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In the vein of hearing from the colleagues who know him best (such as Steve Gibson), I was curious what Ken Murray -- a longtime co-host of Ray Roberts on KQMS over the years -- thought of the kerfuffle. His...
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Three sticks of dynamite with attached blasting caps were found Tuesday morning at a Corning man's house as the Tehama County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation into a recent rash of burglaries and thefts.
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1. Shasta County Farm Bureau Spring Social 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Shasta District Fair grounds, Anderson. Derby attire encouraged. Event includes scholarships and awards ceremony, live music by "Pranqster" and a steak dinner. Tickets available at Hawes Ranch and Farm Supply, the Shasta District Fair grounds, Sha
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Viki Twyman, co-creator of Lorie Lynn Jewelry, donates 10 percent of sales to breast cancer programs to honor her friend, Lorie Lynette York, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006. Lorie loved jewelry, so Viki asked Lorie's family if they would be OK with the name Lorie Lynn Jewelry. They were honored.
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Otto von Bismarck supposedly remarked: “Laws are like sausages; it is better not to see them being made.”
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The charming, know-everybody-by-name Cottonwood is slowly changing. New houses are going up and the town seems a little more, well, full. But one thing has remained the same: for a guaranteed good night out with some friends, head down to Cottonwood’s watering hole, Cody’s OK Corral.
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Here is the work that lies before me today. I will stitch together a large peace sign and a couple of pink hearts. This custom order will be used in a kids clothing display in a nice upscale shop. Dude (read, amazement). If I have time I will also stuff my rainbow curly star. It’s in this [...]
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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I attended a funeral for a Vietnam Veteran today who also happened to be the spouse of a friend and co-worker of mine.
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The fires from the disastrous summer of 2008 have long since burned out, but the "scar" endures -- not just in the woods, but in the wine. The Wall Street Journal heads to the Anderson Valley and finds the prize...
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Rescue crews this morning found a climber dead in a snow cave near Mt. Shasta's summit.
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My parents tell me the newly expanded China Mart in Redding on Dana Drive dwarfs their huge Anderson store. I haven’t been in it. But I was looking for a new camera recently. I shopped online, did my research and found one I liked. I wandered into Costco and saw a big stack of the [...]
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Pacheco Elementary School in Redding is sending three students to the state spelling bee.
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While Wednesday's snow chain control map was dotted with chain control advisories from Wildwood to Old Station, the map is clear of chain control advisories today, according to the California Department of Transportation's Web site.
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Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 58, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. There is an 80 percent chance of rain Friday, with a high near 52. Friday will be breezy, with wind out of the south at 18 to 21 mph, decreasing to between 9 and 12 mph, wit
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No April Fools joke here. Just an opportunity for a custom home at a quarter million dollars less than the last time it sold. It’s a 1995 3/3 of 3040 sqft. It has a very large free form Guiton pool. It also has a very large 849 sq ft detached garage/shop, and it all sits on s
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Cooking is a lot like songwriting - Start with a few ingredients, a little inspirationand attempt to put them together in a way that's unique and satisfying.
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Ooofha. Hairdo. And 60 seconds to writer about it. It's a OneWord challenge. And this pops out:CutTired of my station in life, I skipped my barber’s chair and went into a fancy salon and asked for a new hairdo.The lady studied me intently as I sank into her chair.
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Shepherd’s Heart Food Bank has been a mostly word-of-mouth provider of staples to needy families in the Cottonwood area for two years. Thanks to a new alliance with the nonprofit Cottonwood Creek Watershed Group, the food bank is raising its…
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Meeting with Michael Hibbard - the Harley-Davidson riding culinary master who’s Win-River Casino’s first certified executive chef - was a bit like watching a magic act.
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PALO CEDRO - Perhaps the Cougars can be a factor in the Eastern Athletic League race after all.Freshman Linsey Davis threw a four-hit shutout as the Foothill High School softball team beat visiting Shasta 5-0 on Wednesday.
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The West Valley High School track and field team swept through a pair of dual meets with Central Valley and Lassen at Central Valley High School on Wednesday.
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Shasta Regional Medical Center specializes in senior care and focuses on services supporting seniors.
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If an adult gives alcohol to a minor who is injured or dies because of the drinking, it's a crime that can land the adult in jail for up to six months.
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It's about more than ice cream I was hopeful the article about the sound truck ordinance revision by Scott Mobley would leave your readers with a balanced and accurate take-away message, but boy was I wrong.
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Best employers to be celebrated The annual Best Company to Work For in Shasta County awards breakfast is scheduled for 8 to 10 a.m. April 21 at Win-River Casino Event Center.
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Officer struggles with motorist at traffic stop A Redding police officer struggled briefly Wednesday with a 31-year-old motorist after a routine traffic stop at a fast-food restaurant on Railroad Avenue, police said.
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Today is Thursday, April 1, the 91st day of 2010. There are 274 days left in the year.
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RED BLUFF - Some might call it overdue.For the first time in 18 years, patrons of the Tehama County Library will have to fish a few more nickels from their pockets to pay fines.
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Step into Peggy Colwell's classroom at Foothill High School just about any day of the week and a classroom full of teenagers will be knitting.
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Redding Airports Manager Rod Dinger is one of four finalists for a job running the international airport in Great Falls, Mont. - a facility that generated nearly three times more passengers than Redding Municipal in 2009.
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North Valley Bancorp, which signed an agreement in January with the U.S. Federal Reserve to reinforce its balance sheet, reported on Wednesday a net loss of $25.85 million - or $3.45 a share - in 2009.
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Gay and lesbian couples who share a home may identify one another as "husband or wife" on their 2010 census forms if that's how they view their relationship - even if they have not legally married in any of the states where it is allowed.
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Showers and thunderstorms predicted to close out the month failed to form as forecast Wednesday, leaving March rainfall totals well below average in many northern Sacramento Valley spots.
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A fire severely damaged a Shasta Lake house Wednesday afternoon, leaving a single mother and five of her children without a home.
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Perhaps it's the newspaper's fault for printing only a bare-bones summary of the Planning Commission's action on the new chicken ordinance, but word on the street is that Bert Meyer -- the lone dissenter from the new rules at last...
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Yesterday the State Franchise Tax Board announced a tax credit for new home purchases and first time buyers.  The new credit will start May 1, 2010. Here is some general information. Tax credits are available for taxpayers
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Well designed Redding home in a upscale area of Churn Creek Bottom. Split floor plan with large open kitchen & dining area, huge master suite with walk in closet, and a separate theatre room. Home has concrete
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Close-in retreat on 2+ acres with privacy & wrap-around deck. Property is located in North Redding close to Lake Shasta. Great room with fireplace & views opens to covered patio with more views. Bonus and
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Interesting to start hearing it from Republicans these days. The Raw Story has a great exchange among Reps. Dana Rohrbacher and Tom McClintock....
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Spiritual experiences do not happen so frequently at Club Med for normal people who travel well; but there is no one fitting that description around here. Sam and I went with our best friends to Club Med a couple of months ago, and I got another little brown-bag victory: I broke through Butt-Mind; or at any rate, have only
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Shasta County 4-H: Favorite Foods Day
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Did you know that one of the most laissez-faire, pro-business states also has some of the most restrictive rules on borrowing against home equity? I didn't, but this fascinating Slate article say so -- and argues that's a big reason...
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SHASTA LAKE - A fire severely damaged this afternoon a Shasta Lake house, leaving a single mom and five of her children without a home.
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A Redding police officer struggled briefly today with a 31-year-old motorist following a routine traffic stop at a fast-food restaurant on Railroad Avenue, police said.
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Easter TriduumEaster Triduum, Holy Triduum, or Paschal Triduum is the period of three days from Holy Thursday (seen
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From Newsweek online: Perhaps the biggest failure of the five-day delivery plan is that it ignores 80 percent of the Postal Service's costs: labor. Postmaster Potter has made headway in reducing work hours and the costs of benefits and pensions,...
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My hope is that some right-leaning independents will read this and begin to question their beliefs and political leaning. I know that none of this matters to hard core conservatives, who are perfectly content to believe that
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Did you know we have a mountain in Shasta County named Democrat Mountain? It was supposedly named by a group of staunch early goldmining Democrats during the Gold Rush who were mining on the mountain. It is located northwest of...
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They slugged through thalassic, made it through catachresis and triptych. But it was beleaguer and effervescent that brought Aaron Fisher and Melanie Prieto victory Tuesday in the Shasta County Spelling Bee.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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That union address was that sucker l-o-n-g. If I were to dissect every bit of deceptive rhetoric in it, this column would be even longer. That’s not going to happen. But there was one section that I found particularly outrageous. Before I get to it, however, I want to mention the folks who were sitting behind our Dis
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Barack Hussein Obama won the highest honor that the elitists of the international left can bestow on one of their own. His very own Nobel Peace Prize. Imagine that! And what has our president done to deserve this lofty honor? Why, in the words of an infamous “Saturday Night Live” sketch, nothing, absolutely nothing. I
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This Anderson home would make a great starter house or just right for an investor. Floor plan feels spacious with large family room and kitchen. Inside laundry, attached garage plus a large backyard too. Search
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A California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection helicopter has returned to the Weed Airport after poor visibility made it impossible to reach the top of Mt. Shasta to search for a missing climber.
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Some local officials in California are pushing back against their GOP representatives in Congress for their anti-earmark pledge. From the Bee: When Elk Grove Mayor Sophia Scherman got wind of the vote by the GOP caucus, she canceled the city's...
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I have a profile on Facebook. There are lovely people with whom I interact. Today, I used the friends search to look up old, old acquaintances, names from 30 years ago, childhood friends. Something in me wants to see the shining lights they’ve all become. Something in me would love to know they all had wonderful [...]
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Local officials will discuss Shasta County crime tonight in a community forum live on public access television.
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Two buildings in Tehama County were broken into Monday and Tuesday and $1,800 worth of items were stolen, according to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office.
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Liturgical Dance
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The government is supposed to start handing out money for people to sell their underwater homes for less than they owe the original lender. This should make Short Sales easier, or at least that's the intent. This from CNN Money: "Short sales are the hottest thing going in the distressed-property market
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From the Tribune, in Great Falls, Montana: The Great Falls Airport Authority has released a slate of four finalists for airport director who each will be brought in for an interview April 15-17. The list does not include incumbent director...
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- in the mountains.
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More showers are likely again today, with possible thunderstorms in store for today, according to the National Weather Service.
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James Rickert of Bella Vista, who helps run the well-known Prather Ranch in Siskiyou County, recently picked up a statewide innovation award for practicing agricultural techniques that are hundreds of years old. The big innovation: Growing plants and livestock on the same patch of soil. ...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are caustic, hunch and sacrifice.LettersThe love letters began in the fall of 1975, when they both were 14 and thought they knew everything there was to know about young love.He’d write her pages of materi
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What: Shasta Land Trust Wildways events presents:
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There are hundreds of online social networking sites, so where in the world do you start? It was by pure accident that I got onto the granddaddy of them all, LinkedIn, in September/October of 2007. A friend said, “Hey, there’s this…
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It Seems as if Working-Out in the Back Yard has Taken on a New Meaning. This MLS photo speaks for itself.  However, a note about the mechanical exercise apparatus in the foreground: The seller apparently read th
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What extravagance would you buy for your house if money was no object?
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There are 3 Redding area homes for sale in an upcoming auction of foreclosed homes. All 3 were previously listed in the MLS, and appear to be Freddie Mac assets that have not successfully sold through the broker channel, and are now going to auction.
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Storm clouds kept rescue crews away from the upper reaches of Mt. Shasta on Tuesday, while one climber stuck on the mountain over the weekend made his way home and the other was left alone in a snow cave near the summit.
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Dear Lynne: Our tradition for Lent is Friday-night fish fries. I am looking for a great potato salad or coleslaw to bring on Friday night. Can you help? — Amy in Grand Rapids Dear Amy: Absolutely, I can help, and let’s elect coleslaw as your solution. The spice and citrus make this particular slaw a good foil
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Q: "I've been Super-Couponing for about four months now, and I am amazed at how many things I'm getting for free. I don't think we will ever have to buy another tube of toothpaste or bottle of shampoo again! I have a question on meats specifically. How can I save more on these, too?"
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"Pass the salt" is a phrase taking on new meaning inside kitchens and around dinner tables nationwide.
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CalPERS to host retirement fair The California Public Employees' Retirement System is hosting a retirement planning fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 8 at the Red Lion Hotel on Hilltop Drive in Redding.
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The tinny tingle of an ice cream truck making the neighborhood rounds is the theme song of American childhood.
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Regarding your Saturday editorial "Herger a liberal?": Considering your editorial from March 21, 2009, about Herger's votes on TARP and the 90 percent CEO tax, this commentary is interesting.
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SALT LAKE CITY - While David Strayer measured how using a cell phone degrades people's ability to drive safely, the University of Utah cognitive scientist occasionally tested a research subject who defied expectations.
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Ron Johnson hears the lecture at least twice a month from his boss: Be careful crossing Court Street in downtown Redding.Johnson, who works at the Shasta County Opportunity Center, also gets told to look both ways and make eye contact with drivers before venturing into traffic.
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RED BLUFF - The Tehama County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday set budget-cutting goals that include nearly $1 million in employee salary and benefit concessions over two years.
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When ancient fossils of creatures that live on the ocean floor have been found in rock formations at the summit of Mt. Everest, that ought to give us a clue that big changes in the earth are nothing new, and that huge changes have been going on long before human beings appeared on the scene.
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Tehama County man sentenced to prison RED BLUFF - A 35-year-old Tehama County man has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison in connection with the 2008 shooting of a Corning man, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
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Who knew President Obama would be saying that? WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural...
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The Asset in Action Partnership of Shasta County is pleased to announce the fourth annual Celebration of Assets will be held on Friday, May 7, 2010 at Win-River Event Center in Redding. Doors open at 7:15 am and
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We've been running a lot more polls with stories on Redding.com lately. And, depending on the subject, they can get a substantial number of votes. But does that mean they reflect the community? I wish it were so, but I...
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In response to Saturday's editorial, a letter writer reminds us of a piece we published this time last year about Herger's support for the "confiscatory" tax on "bailout bonuses." Here are the first two paragraphs: It's not oversimplifying much to...
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Here's a classy comment, apparently from the owners of Jiffy's Ice Cream: Greetings to all supporters. My family and I would like to thank the community for it's overwhelming support of one of the last true remaining American traditions. Although...
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The end of six-day-a-week mail delivery presents a short-term challenge to one of my favorite companies, Netflix (and the Post Office's biggest customer). Details here. More and more, however, I'm watching documentaries and movies that Netflix streams on my computer....
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Ex-film artist to have showing at 5 Windows Gallery in Weaverville for the month of April.
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Fifteen-year old Siskiyou County pianist makes the final round at the Earl R. & Marilyn Ann Kruschke prize in piano performance, Csu Chico April 3
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ANDERSON - Firefighters battled this afternoon a suspected electrical fire that destroyed an approximately 1,000-square-foot home on Shady Lane near Ross Road.
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We received this message today: Front of home to be auctioned on Girvan "The Live Auction for this home and a few others here in Shasta County and one in Trinity County will be at 7:30 pm, Wednesday Apri
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This downtown Redding banner across windswept Pine Street proclaims it thus: April is Fair Housing Month. So ends 11 months of presumably grueling unfairness. Until May. Actually, Fair Housing isn’t just a month, its the law. But we need a month to celebrate the law, I suppose. It’s ReallyRedding.
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This weekend's blog post and today's editorial about public vs. private employment have, of course, a yawning gap. They cover the figures for Shasta County but not other regions for context. Well, heck, I'm a humble daily scribe -- not...
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The government "safety net" for many senior citizens is neither safe nor a net. As a matter of fact, the current "net" requires you seriously injure yourself before receiving needed services.
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CLEVELAND (AP) - Police say a motorist fleeing officers in Cleveland abandoned his car and jumped a fence - landing in what turned out to be a prison yard.
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I don't, but I'm sure there are some still among us who do. The Diamond Bar Saloon was without a doubt legendary in its time. Today, it sits quietly in the deepest part of Shasta Lake. The saloon was established...
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A 35-year-old Tehama County man has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison in connection with the 2008 shooting of a Corning man, Tehama County prosecutors announced today.
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An ambulance has been called to a traffic collision on Interstate 5 near the Main Street off ramp in Cottonwood, according to the California Highway Patrol Web site.
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Half off the 2006 price. We love this neighborhood. Developed with very large lots full of trees, and ambling ranch style homes, it was quite upscale when new. It still maintains a placid suburban/rural atmosphere that many people tired of living elbow to elbow will find attractive. This home
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San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says there are 441,541 parking spaces in the city, which sounds like a lot, but none of them will ever be anywhere near the restaurant you're trying to visit or the deYoung Museum. But the...
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This sounds like an interesting discussion on Redding Community Access tomorrow night. Topic: Crime in Our Streets Panelists: Peter Hansen, Redding Chief of Police; Jeff Gorder, Shasta County Public Defender; Jerry Benito, Shasta County District Attorney; David Nichols, CDCR Parole...
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The California Department of Transportation has issued snow chain requirements for several areas on Highway 44 and Highway 89, including stretches of the highway near Shingletown and Old Station.
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The Redding Police Department is kicking off a crosswalk campaign of "education and enforcement."
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Weather continues to keep crews from attempting to climb Mt. Shasta to locate an Oakland man that officials said may have died while trying to hike down the mountain, a Siskiyou County Sheriff's official said this morning.
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I don't think the U.S. treasury secretary should be in the business of flipping stocks, but if he does, at least he should make money doing it. And the taxpayers seem to have done well with their stake in Citibank....
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Peaceful setting on a knoll with views. Ranch style home on 5 acres with detached guesthouse. 3 car attached garage, water district plus well for irrigation.  Close to Lake Shasta’s Jones Valley Resort.
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"Unfortunately, I made a mistake," Jones said this morning on KCNR1460. "I wanted the public to know that I corrected that mistake," reimbursing developer Don Levenson $2,805. "It didn't cost taxpayers any money - just one taxpayer, me." The recent...
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Students from all over Shasta County will be grappling with consonants and vowels as they struggle to put them in the correct order today at Millville Elementary School for the annual Shasta County Spelling Bee.
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THESE ARE INDEED EXCITING TIMES, FIRST THE PRESENTATION IS ON ITS WAY TO SHASTA COUNTY MAY 22 TEN A.M. REDING LIBRARY IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.THEN THE DR. PHIL SHOW AIRING APRIL 14TH. NOW WE MAY GET AN INTERVIEW WITH LOCAL NEWS. I GUARANTEE YOU THEY ARE FEELING THE PRESSURE, ROOM 319 HAS BECOME ACCOMIDATING LATELY, AS THEY S
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A big rig went out of control in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Red Bluff this morning at about 5:20, jackknifing and ending up on top of the concrete center divider, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Unsettled weather is expected to continue today, as showers and possible thunderstorm are predicted today, according to the National Weather Service.
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While there is no regular “In a North State Garden” radio program this weekend, this week’s feature essay is the follow-up to the special one-hour Call-In Edition of “In a North State Garden” that was aired on Thursday March 25th. The…
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The NaiSaiKu Challenge isn't a challenge at all. It's a poetry prompt that's fun.warm breezes paint bare skin lustrous,sunshine forces eyes to droop,daydreams move like butterfly wings,PLAYING HOOKIEdaydreams move like butterfly wings,suns
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Kyle began his official relationship with music by learning to play drums for his church. Because of this foundation, there is a strong theme of soul and rhythm in everything Kyle does. From his birth, Kyle w
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In the beginning — way back before downtown Redding was cloistered in concrete, before Pine Street School became an office complex, I used a rotary dial phone. To this day I still say I dial a ph
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A fire late Monday at the Aramark Uniform Service building at Butte and Sequoia streets could have been much worse, a Redding fire inspector said early Tuesday morning. It also could have been knocked down with little incident, Redding Fire Department Inspector Dean Herzberg said, had the building’s exterior sprinkler sys
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Weather permitting, Shasta Raceway Park kicks off its 2010 racing schedule on Saturday with a full slate of racing planned at the Anderson track at the Shasta District Fair grounds.
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Red Bluff High School golfer Daniel Frantz was the individual medalist Monday, firing a 1-over par 73 at the Wolfpack Invitational at Gold Hills Golf Course.
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If the UCLA and USC professors whose studies early this year concluded that allowing illegal immigrants to stay in America would provide a huge boost to the economy thought their findings might end one of this country's longest-running policy and moral debates, they were sadly mistaken.
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Trucks haul tasty memories I am a child of the Depression. One of the few happy moments I recall from that time was the ice cream truck's joyful song coming through our neighborhood. It was such a treat when we could afford to buy a popsicle. Hearing those notes today brings back fond memories. Hopefully that tradition will
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Bank of Commerce closes stock deal Bank of Commerce Holdings of Redding has closed its public offering of 7,200,000 shares of its common stock.
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1910: Eight more Buick buzz wagons were on their way to Shasta County, said Harle O. Cummins, the Buick sales representative. Nearly 40 automobiles were being driven in and around Redding, where six months ago there were only 18.
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Shasta County's unemployment rate in February hit 17.7 percent, easily the highest joblessness in 20 years, but there's one bright spot in the local economy, one sector that has enjoyed modest but real job growth amid this severe recession.
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The Redding Police Department will not move its headquarters to a shampoo plant on the far north side of town any time soon, if ever.
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One of two climbers stranded by high winds on Mt. Shasta over the weekend climbed down to safety Monday afternoon, but a worsening snowstorm forced rescuers to postpone their search for a second climber who reportedly may have died 14,000 feet up the mountain.
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Several business and community leaders were honored at the Anderson Chamber of Commerce 33rd Annual Awards Dinner at the Win-River Casino Event Center.
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Redding man arrested in connection with fire A Redding man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of arson in connection to an Anderson house fire.
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Criminal charges won't be filed against an off- duty Redding police lieutenant in connection with a January confrontation he had with five teenagers outside a home he's building in Redding.
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The third Turtle Bay bald eaglet cracked out of its shell Monday morning, making for a full nest in Redding.
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Monday huffed, puffed and spat. But the widely advertised - and still needed - soaking rain never fell. As of Monday afternoon, National Weather Service forecasters expected rainfall to ramp up overnight or early this morning and continue off and on through tonight into Wednesday.
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Officials with the financially beleaguered Mayers Memorial Hospital District in Fall River Mills will meet Thursday with representatives from a Reno-based health care group interested in a possible partnership.
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A Redding Animal Regulation roundup Monday targeted peahens and peacocks that have long been regarded the unofficial mascots of Manzanita Lane in central Redding.
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A man's camouflage clothing and beard apparently contributed to his shooting death in a weekend hunting accident, Tehama County Sheriff Clay Parker said Monday.
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Redding real estate agent Ron Largent is an energetic marketer who's run a tireless campaign, starting in the middle of last year, to become Shasta County's assessor. He's been a Redding planning commissioner, he's been on the board of several...
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Ready to go – 4 Bdrm home (or 3 bdrm with office) close to Simpson College. Covered patio with fenced yard, RV or boat parking in the side yard & RV waste dump. Large family rm opens to dining rm & kitc
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What: Quit Smoking for Good (Smoking Cessation) Class When: Starts Tuesday, April 6, 2010; Runs 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for eight-sessions Cost: Free Location: Mercy Medical Center Redding&
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I did get the cell phone working. Not here at my house, but it does work in civilized areas. After talking to my SIL and my cousin, they advised me cell phone coverage here is extremely spotty at best. Fine.I'm thinking of painting the cell phone hot pink and sticking beads on it.So did I ment
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The “BISON X” takes on Mt. Shasta Ski Park.
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What: A Patsy Cline Tribute featuring Joni Morris and The After Midnight Bank, the 11th Annual “In the Spotlight” - with ”Sweet Dreams … Still”
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Photo Gallery
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What: “The Cowboys” - a John Wayne classic Hosted by: Shasta College Humanities Through Film “Magic of Movie
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Both lanes of Highway 395 are closed this afternoon due to a big rig overturned and blocking both lanes of the highway 1 mile south of Doyle, according to the California Department of Transportation.
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After nearly 40 years, searchers may have found the remains of missing Vietnam War photographer Sean Flynn (son of Errol Flynn). A video tribute: Colleague Tim Page's search here:...
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That's the sentiment in some quarters. I know there's an ordinance about businesses putting sandwich board signs on sidewalks (they're supposedly a tripping hazard and a "blight" issue). Enforcement's always been a bit of a cat-and-mouse game, I gather....
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REDDING - It’s official. Liberty and Patriot, Redding’s famous bald eagle pair, are parents to three eaglets with the third hatching this morning, March 29, at 8:55 a.m. All three babies appear to be doing wel
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The third eaglet has hatched
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   A new Redding Redevelopment Agency loan program has just been made available to help you improve your home's energy efficiency. (Translation: Lower your utility bills!) Eligible homeowners must have an annual household income between 81% and 120% of the current area median. (See chart below)
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A Redding man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection to a house fire in Anderson on Saturday.
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I'd heard through the grapevine that Debbie Allen, mother of the Foothill High School student who died of alcohol poisoning in December of 2008, had testified last week in the Capitol in Sacramento in favor of a bill that would...
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MUSIC - ART - POETRY When: Friday, April 2, 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut St., 530-529-1332 What: Red Bluff’s First Frid
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Hear the Chamber of Commerce is going to sponsor a visit by the woman behind the 3/50 Project: Saving the Brick and Mortars Our Nation is Built On. Says Chamber Prez Frank Strazzarino: "Just another, albeit creative, twist on Shop...
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Rescuers this afternoon located one of two climbers stuck on Mt. Shasta over the weekend by strong winds and storm clouds while the other remained above 14,000 feet.
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Grand Opening and Special Blessing of the Anderson Patient Services Center When: Monday, March 29, 2009 Time: 5:30 p.m. Cost: Free Location: 2889 Ventura St., Anderson CA, 96007; (530) 225-1040 Please join Mercy Medical Center Redding (MMCR) as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new Pati
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I posted an article over at A News Cafe about local free legal services available to low income individuals and families. It’s pretty comprehensive, so I won’t repeat it all here. Here’s a link to the article about the free legal services in the Redding area. If you don’t need these services right no
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Johan Frederick (known as Fred) Knoch was the pioneer of the Shasta County Knoch family. In 1868 he married Helena Murcken. In the early 1870s, he and business partner Diederick Murcken purchased land at Carbon at the confluence of Hat...
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The IRS warns homeowners underwater to study the law regarding debt forgiveness before deciding which course of action to take to get out from underneath an over-encumbered property. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 details who will be exempt from paying income taxes on debts forgiven by lenders. Some pr
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A man’s camouflage clothing and beard apparently led to his shooting death in a weekend hunting accident, an official said Monday.
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A Red Bluff woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and child endangerment over the weekend, according to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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An Orland man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of illegally possessing a firearm at Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, according to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office.
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The third Turtle Bay bald eaglet cracked out of its shell this morning, making for a full nest in downtown Redding.
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A car was broken into Sunday afternoon on Sunset Hills Road north of Red Bluff, according to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office.
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There sits a deep blanket of clouds above this morning. The wind is blowing and rumour has it rain is in our immediate future. I will be getting to work today on my giant peace symbol pattern and cutting material though right now I am severely tempted to go check out the sweet clean dumpster where [...]
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There is a report out that one of the nation's largest homebuilders, KB Homes, is thinking of building 800 sq ft 2/2 homes to compete with the existing inventory of homes for sale. This from Business Week, " "In
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Firefighters were called out to Mountain View Middle School in Redding after a fire alarm went off, and found that a motor in a heater and air conditioning unit had gone out in the school's office building.
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The eastbound lane of Highway 299 in western Trinity County is closed this morning due to rocks in the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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It’s tough economy. Who can be blamed for asking themselves if this or that house has as much space as I really need, not just what I want? Back in the day, Reddingites didn’t need gigantic homes to survive and thrive. Back in ‘44 when this home was built, a 648 sq ft 1/1 with a one car ga
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Expect rain today and wind gusts as high as 33 mph today.
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The Make-A-Wish fundraiser at the Mt. Shasta Mall, March 25-26, raised over $103,000 — about enough for 20 wishes. Song: “When You Wish Upon a Star” Sung by: Linda Ronstadt, used by permission.
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Michael Mojarro and Jordan Storment say they have a new approach to addressing the growing number of homeless, hungry and unemployed in Shasta County. The pair — with the help of many volunteers — serve about 2,200 free meals a month from a cramped and aging kitchen at Living Hope Compassion Ministries on State Street n
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Photo courtesy of Shasta Historical Society I am not embarassed to say it. I have lived in Redding for almost all of my life. That would be 53 out of my 54 years. OK, so technically I am not a
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Femme de Joie and Amico del Signore have been enthusiastic fans of KPIG radio for several years after reading about it from a column by Jim Dyar in The Newspaper Of Which We Dare Not Speak Its Name. It was through the PIG that we first got wind of a BBQ joint in San Francisco called Memphis Minnie's Barbecue Joint and Smoke
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PhasesShe tried to change, but the resolutions all came and went in fits and starts, and nothing really stuck.Self-help books collect dust on flat surfaces, their pages still bookstore fresh.Journals get started with great confessions and professions of faith, only to be abandoned after maybe a scribbled p
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I’ve praised James Santos and the Dance Project many times before. But after watching the full production of the company’s most recent show, "Steppin’ Out," on Saturday at the Cascade Theatre, I have to say it again — what an…
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If you could change one thing about your spouse or partner, what would it be?
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The 33rd annual Lions All-Star football game is on the move again.The July 31 contest pitting top prep senior football players from Yuba City to the Oregon border is now at Enterprise Community Stadium at Enterprise High School.
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The Shasta College baseball team suffered two more losses to Feather River on Saturday. The Knights dropped the first game of the doubleheader 11-3 with Chris Prokupek taking the loss.
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Almost daily, we read about out-of-state companies that will not expand in California. Even I have been known to pass along the criticism.
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Redding Mountain Biking club members spent part of Sunday afternoon repairing deeply-rutted sections of a popular trail in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
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A Redding man's complaints about ice cream trucks in his neighborhood have prompted the city to review antiquated portions of its Public Peace, Morals and Welfare ordinance.
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Social Security is no 'entitlement' Now you've gone and got me mad. I keep writing you about this financial disaster and you haven't given me much space but Marc Beauchamp (column, March 20) gets a half a page to spout the same tea party drivel?
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1910: Coram soon would be the second city in Shasta County if the will of the most progressive citizens of this community was any criterion. Those who favored the incorporation have slated the following men to be the first trustees of the smelter town: A. Fogarty, George O'Grady, C.D. Morton, W.E. DeWitt and W.A. Maguire.
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The secretary of state's office says California voters will have their say on a marijuana-legalization initiative in November - which itself is no surprise. Activists have been at work qualifying the measure for much of the past year.
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I took 404 photos on my trip. It took a while to sort through those, clean them up, download them to Photobucket and then label them.No, I won't make you sit through all of them. Anyway: we drove to San Francisco and I parked the pickup in the long term parking lot, which was after I made my u
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Okay. I spent an hour of my life I'll never get back trying to open the battery cover on the cell phone. After two broken fingernails, I succeeded. The instructions that come with the phone suck heavily. Spent another ten minutes trying to insert the SIM card. It was only after consulting an online forum, where a user prov
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Our DA's quoted in an AP story about pot trafficking cases being dismissed because of uncertainty over the maximum amount of medical marijuana a patient can possess. Benito, the AP writes from SF, says he "dismissed a case earlier this...
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I have gone to the Dark Side.I now own a cell phone.However, I can't get the friggin' battery cover off the back to insert whatever the hell it is I'm supposed to insert.Perhaps it's a sign from on high.EDIT: The instructions provided by some dumbfuck committee at Nokia
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From the current Atlantic Monthly--thought it was interesting. The Great Grocery Smackdown Will Walmart, not Whole Foods, save the small farm and make America healthy? By Corby Kummer BUY MY FOOD at Walmart? No thanks. Until recently, I had been...
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Firefighters rushed at an east Redding apartment complex after reports of a stove fire that might have traveled into the building's attic.
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I woke up this morning, completed the morning stretch, drank some coffee, and quickly got ready for Mass.
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If you've never owned a business, you may not know this. From the Wall Street Journal: State unemployment insurance taxes are paid throughout the year, as owners pay their other payroll taxes. States typically have a base unemployment tax, which...
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A Run/Walk for the critters and a Baby Shower for wildlife babies of all shapes and sizes! Come join Shasta Wildlife Rescue on April 3, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. for a Run or Walk in Anderson River Park. Bring the kids for a 1/4 mile run at 10 a.m. Then take a short walk to the Wildlife Center to see what we're all about and see
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Where do extreme sports, live music and a sunny day meet? At the Mt. Shasta Ski Park Pond Skim 2010!
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Meet the Diestelhorst twins, Maybell Isabell and Isabell Maybell. Don't know who is who, but I do know they loved to fish and knew how to catch them. They lived in the Diestelhorst house that was once located close to...
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Local couple recently created a cake sculpture of baseball's famous Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals (and 3-time league MVP). The Winbeckler's will appear on TLC's Ultimate Cake Off Monday, April 5th at 9 pm--theme Roller Derby Cakes.
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Here’s a 1700 sq ft 3/2 from 1985 built on 40 acres for an eye catching price. So what’s the catch? You tell us. It’s out in the hinterlands, to be sure, but that’s n
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The north state's spell of sunny spring weather is just about over.
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Or so it looks today. At the state level, our income tax doesn't conform to the federal rules that forgive the "phantom income" of having your house sell for less than what's owed on the mortgage. If this applies to you, perhaps you will want to urge your representative to act. For more details, the story is
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Finished the first segment of my pillow project and am taking a break this weekend though I may not remember how to be still. Two really fun custom projects in a row kept the show on the road. These big fat pillows are about 22 inches tall, 16 inches wide and  five inches thick. They are super [...]
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  Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far reaches of Northern Californey.
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In 2003, my husband and I began sponsoring a boy through Save the Children; Mario was 7 years old and lived in Mozambique, Africa.
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We got out of bed last Sunday and everything seemed normal until I tried to wash my face. There was no hot water. That's not a good thing on Sunday morning, when church beckons and time is running out.
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A growing number of families are taking in older parents. Members of this group, deemed the sandwich generation, are caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children, often in their own homes.
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Don Ostendorf, a marriage and family therapist in Redding, says he is all for families taking care of each other, but there are some things they need to think about first.
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On Feb. 10, Sierra LaFevers and Josh Davis were married at Lulu's Restaurant in Redding. Both the bride and groom are from Anderson. The bride is the daughter of Cathy LaFevers of Anderson and Ron LaFevers of Chico. The groom is the son of James Davis of Galveston, Texas, and Cheryl Davis of Lodi.
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On Jan. 2, Lori Bredemeyer and John Ryan, both of Sacramento, were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anderson.
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Amanda Muse and Joshua Gomez, both of La Mesa, plan a July 10, 2010, wedding in Mount Shasta at the bride's parents' home.
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Thomas and Beverly Flynn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 6 on a cruise.
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In prior articles we covered the three fundamental rules of firearm safety: Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction, always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot, and always keep the firearm unloaded until ready to use.
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On April 17, the Banff Film Festival World Tour comes to Redding's Cascade Theatre, just in time to kick off the area's most active time of the year.
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Today is Sunday, March 28, the 87th day of 2010. There are 278 days left in the year.
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The arguments over last year's federal stimulus bill will probably last as long as the bond payments on the debt, but we'll say this: If we must spend our children's money, overhauling the Red Bluff Diversion Dam is not a bad way to do it.
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Q: Is it legal for a dog to grab a wounded duck on the way to the blind before shooting time?
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Here at the Record Searchlight, we're not rebuilding the house, but we are replacing the furniture, the carpet, the appliances and probably a couple of lamps.
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Q: What's the difference between a registered representative or broker and an investment adviser? In what cases should investors use either or the other or both?
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Medicare is costly but helps seniors How many tea party members enjoy Social Security, Medicare or unemployment benefits - all "socialist" programs?
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Rental property scams are making the rounds in Shasta County, prompting a chorus of "buyer beware" from north state law enforcement.
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Whether it's a discount for a product on Twitter or an event announcement on Facebook, social media sites are playing a pivotal role in helping small businesses weather out this tough economy. Local companies are using Twitter, Facebook and to some extent Myspace, YouTube and Flickr as low-cost options to communicate with c
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It is our backyard, but it does not belong to us.At the end of the day, that's the hard lesson that north state residents have learned all over again about the national forests that surround us.
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Braden Schoelen didn't feel good when he woke up early on Jan. 8.
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Depending on where you live, you might get a little information or a lot about how your neighbors are getting sick or dying during a communicable disease outbreak.
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Are you upside down on your mortgage?
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There's untapped volleyball talent walking the halls of a pair of Redding-area high schools. With the work of a handful of coaches at Foothill and Shasta, that talent is getting a chance to play a game it otherwise wouldn't be exposed to.
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Confession is good for the soul, so it's probably time for the Da Babe to come clean. But first a little background.Readers have sent in untold questions where an odd mix of signatures or a no-name player or two has been added to a ball signed by a mega star such as Babe Ruth.
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Police watch drivers on Placer commute Traffic violators are contributing to a hazardous morning commute on eastbound Placer Street, the Redding Police Department says.
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No one wants to call it Radio Wars, but the volleys lobbed back and forth - in a friendly way - between Redding Radio and Results Radio are all right by me.
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The Simpson University softball team beat host Holy Names 3-1 and 2-0 on Saturday to improve to 8-0 in the California Pacific Conference.
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A long run through the bracket of the 8th annual Cubs Varsity Classic may be what the Cougars need.That means more experience for the young pitchers of Foothill High School's softball team.
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Vietnam veterans were welcomed home Saturday in downtown Redding - more than a generation after the war ended.
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A series of early-spring storms will bring winterlike weather to the north state this week.The far northern Sacramento Valley could soak up a couple inches of rain and the mountains could get another foot or two of snow over the next few days, said Angus Barkhuff, a National Weather Service forecaster in Sacramento.
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Highway 299 was shut down for about 5 1/2 hours Saturday west of Weaverville after a pipe bomb was discovered on the side of the road.
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Q: Last spring, while on an extended stay in South Carolina, I read an article in the newspaper about officials and residents in a Georgia town who grew so tired of speeders and the wrecks they caused that they passed a law increasing speeding fines to $1,500 for the first infraction, $2,500 for the second and, with the thi
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Posted by some techies in Seattle. Redding gets kind of an honorable mention in the "worst" department. Click here to see....
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Posted by some techies in Seattle. Redding gets kind of an honorable mention in the "worst" department. Click here to see....
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I know, my chances of being executed are rather remote---but if I had to choose my execution meal it would include the following items. I'd definitely choose food from my childhood like a chocolate malt--the kind from Candlestick Park and...
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There is nothing like a nice wine to end a perfect day. I do not claim to know much about wine, bu
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Here’s a little Fiction in 58:SoulIf he tries really hard, he can almost feel the hole in his soul.Always at the cusp of sleep, when he’s relaxed and motionless. He lets limbs grow heavy, empties his head of thought. Eyes shut, he breathes deep and determined.When it’s there, just within
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Redding – Caltrans announced that approximately 3:00 P.M today State Route 299 reopened.   Officials detonated possible explosive devices discovered approximately 16 miles west of Weaverville, between Helena and Junction City,  in Trinity County. Traffic is returning to normal
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A correspondent up in Fall River Mills asks a pointed question in response to today's story on the latest unemployment figures: Hey Bruce, why doesn't the R-S report what the unemployment would be NOT using the public sector as an...
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Chris, who owns the large piece of property (100 acres +) next to me, came by a few minutes ago. He and another guy, Ron, were just now walking in a more remote part of the property (well, it's ALL remote, but never mind) and spotted what appeared to be a campsite with a roll of black plastic, and one guy whom they did not
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Highway 299 was shut down for about 5½ hours west of Weaverville today after a pipe bomb was discovered on the side of the road.
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The mystery photo was the Foster Hotel once located at the southeast corner of Front and Main Streets in downtown Cottonwood. It was first known as Forster's Hotel, named for German Jacob Forster whose last name was later "Americanized" by...
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A black SUV drove off the road for unknown reasons this morning while exiting southbound Interstate 5 at North Market Street in Redding.
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The Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an interesting sounding customer service class from 7:30 to 9:30 Wednesday morning at the Redding Convention Center. Here's a little something by Aretha Franklin to set the right tone:...
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I did a little dumpster diving early Friday morning. Not really diving but peeking into large containers that might harbor some nice cardboard.  I found a really nice, humongous container that I’ll certainly revisit. Most things were wet from Thursday rain and hail. I found some old rusty snow chains that I just had
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Redding will bask under sunny skies for one more day before a wet weather pattern moves into the area.
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The Hike to Whiskeytown Falls, taking a quick breather along the trail. We woke up this morning and thought "What a great day for a Hike." So I met my brother, Dan, and his daughter Kaylynn and we hiked th
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This past week was the LA Religious Education Congress and although 1000's of people attend, there is grave concern by many of the faithful regarding what actually takes place there.
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Lord - I pray, I beg of you, to forgive me for my trespasses, help me to grow in holiness, help me to fully understand, and to be a good and faithful servant....
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When I initially saw this title I Thought "Oh No, Not a desire to go back to Pre-Vatican II," but that is not the case at all. It really is about restoring the church from all the misconceptions, and revigorating the church by teaching the laity the faith and allowing them to embrace the treasure that has been given
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Shasta County's unemployment rate crept up in February to a 20-year high of 17.7 percent, the state reported Friday.
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My daughter Tracy first tried dyeing Easter eggs at day care at age 2.
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Sessions set on veggies, watering Turtle Bay Exploration Park's gardening workshops in April are planned.
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Q: What three steps should buyers take before shopping for a mortgage?
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50-WORD DOSE: When it comes to our new health care bill, some contributors seem sugar-unbalanced. Rush them to Emergency. We'll pay for it.
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Rod Rodriguez doesn't talk to the press.
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Health plan is racketeering Forcing Americans to purchase protection for their health is government-sanctioned racketeering.
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Memo to Rep. Wally Herger's political opponents: If you think you've caught him casting a liberal vote, it's probably a mistake.
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Shasta High School's baseball team posted an 8-0 victory over the Chico High squad Friday in a home Eastern Athletic League contest, and it was the Dallas Chadwick show.
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Lynmarie Hunt and Peggy Parker have covered a lot of territory - and things - with mosaics in the past 10 years.
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Bank of Commerce prices stock offer Bank of Commerce Holdings, parent company of Redding Bank of Commerce, has announced it will offer 7.2 million shares of its common stock to the public for $4.25 a share.
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Today is Saturday, March 27, the 86th day of 2010. There are 279 days left in the year.
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Q: I love your column. I always learn something despite being a licensed driver for 35 years. My question has to do with stripes painted on roads.
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If it seems like it's been awhile since Domenic D'Acquisto has run in a track meet that mattered, that's because it has.After missing his sophomore season due to a punctured kidney, D'Acquisto was back in action along with a host of other prep athletes at the 2010 Eagle Classic Relays on Friday at West Valley High School.
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Only time will tell how important Simpson's baseball split with Chico State will be in the maturation of the Red Hawks program.
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RED BLUFF - Many have been in awe of the dominant start to the season posted by the Pleasant Valley High baseball team. Don't dare put Red Bluff High's team in that group.
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ANDERSON - Amelia Delatorre Ward and Gerri Martinez-Coenen couldn't help but feel a little bit wistful Friday.
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Redding firefighters are en route to the 4000 block of Baywood Drive for a report of a kitchen fire.
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In its own unearthly way, that is. Taken this week near the top of Iron Mountain, west of Redding....
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The second Turtle Bay eaglet is out of its shell in the downtown Redding bald eagle nest.
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It's the long-gone Foster Hotel once located at the corner of Front and Main Streets in downtown Cottonwood. "Rath1610" guessed it correctly at 3:58 p.m. Congratulations to our winner and a big thank you to everyone who played and also...
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Defense attorneys for a Redding pair accused of killing a 28-year-old Sacramento man in January sought today in Shasta County Superior Court to portray their young clients as frightened victims and not cold-blooded killers.
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The $70,000 to $100,000 meandering bench at the south end of the former downtown mall, rechristened Market Street Promenade, is taking shape (see pics below) and, I'm told, will be finished within a fortnight, weather permitting. Details here....
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Reading about Bank of America's new $3 billion plan to help some 45,000 troubled borrowers reduce their mortgage principal made me think of Happy Valley resident Lisa McConnell, who's been battling the mega-bank for months trying to modify her home loan. The Associated Press reported that BofA will help homeowner
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Following a two-months-long internal investigation led by fire board member Don Matheson, Fire Captain Jason Bellinger, 36, tendered his resignation effective at 4:50 p.m. today from the Anderson Fire Protection District.
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$2,805.00 to be exact. That's what his three-day Oasis Road lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., last week cost. To save taxpayers money, Jones figured he'd travel on the dime of Levenson Development Co. Upon returning to Redding, however, he learned...
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"Col. Pete" Stiglich, the Republican who's running a longshot primary campaign against Rep. Wally Herger, is gamely trying to run to the right of the congressman. That's what every candidate does in Republican primaries these days, but it's kind of...
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Three teenage boys were transported to Mercy Medical Center after an accident on northbound Interstate 5 near Lake Boulevard this afternoon.
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A car wreck on Interstate 5 between Cypress Avenue and the Hilltop Drive exit caused minor injuries this afternoon.
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Last night I was doing some quick research for our website and I came across a great photo of the Shasta Dam that I thought you all would enjoy.  This was taken in 1942 while they were building the dam.
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Just tagging on to my fellow blogger Marc Beauchamp, who posted this morning about how the Record Searchlight will be produced in the future. Some extra details: As our employees have known for quite a while now, much of the wo
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How do you spell PLLLLLLT! (?) or even do it without spitting on your screen?  Well, anyway, that goes out to the Realtor that responded to an inquiry with the statement that we couldn't find anything "livable" in our price range... So, here I sit, in my new house!  Woo-Hoo!  I'm clear sailing, off int
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If you were sad to see Greengo's and Avocodo's close--you've got another chance to support a place to get fresh and healthy food. Grilla Bites opened in downtown last week at 1427 Market Street on the Market Street Promenade. I...
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More evidence of just how tough it is in the newspaper business these days. From Steve Greenberg's media blog last month: The E.W. Scripps Company, publisher of my former employer, the Ventura County Star, has decided to "consolidate" the desk...
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So says reader 3Gs in a comment on today's story, referring to my "limp-wristed" post yesterday about Ray Roberts' "fried chicken" remark. 3Gs is welcome to his opinion of Roberts, of course, but I fail to understand the rush to...
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Here's their web site....
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At least, there would be if there were enough documentary evidence to fill it out, but the story of Phoebe Coburn, which Dottie Smith recounts in today's "Travelin' in Time," is an amazing one....
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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State Attorney General Jerry Brown has published the names of individuals and companies that have been sued by the AG for alledgedly running loan modification scams. Some of these companies have pocketed as much as $3,500 per victim promising loan modification services, but done nothing. Those duped in the schemes can ap
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Can you guess what this mystery building was and where it was once located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! For the first time, I'm using a building that no longer exists, however, it was well-known and a...
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Red light camera tickets are too expensive in California do help offset the state's overspending.
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The first eaglet to crack out of its shell in the Turtle Bay bald eagle nest in downtown Redding has a name.
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This is my 300th ReallyRedding blogpost! Whew. That’s quite a milestone. Thanks to all my viewers! Here we see an image my brother Ron sent me of the bald eagle in Redding that’s from the Eagle Cam that’s positioned over near Turtle Bay. As you can see there are eggs involved. Today I heard we had a [...]
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Today another in our series of overlooked FDotD homes. This one has an incredible shop, and PebbleTec pool, but for whatever reason, that key information doesn’t seem prominent in the marketing. It had been listed before, but we’re told the asset manager at Fannie Mae
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Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday.   He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each da
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I think there are probably many different ways to restore a vibrant community of Faithful, but what are those ways? I don't know much about Opus Dei, but I plan too, at least for my friends in the laity.
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Have you ever wondered what kind of meal Christ shared with his Apostles at the Last Supper? Although many, especially Jewish people, state that Christ and the Apostles didn't exa
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Apologies for the wretched goof in my write-up, in yesterday's D.A.T.E., of the wonderful monthly "all you can stand community breakfast" at the Masonic Lodge Western Star #2 in Shasta. Due to an inexplicable editing or production error, the address...
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The view from this blufftop parcel is truly mesmerizing. You can gaze out west over the lovely Sacramento River where it bends through Redding, and on for miles to the city and snowcapped mountains beyond. What wou
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Weather in Redding today is expected to be mostly sunny and mild, according to the National Weather Service.
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If you find yourself sitting around with nothing to do this weekend except watching basketball on TV, well … dang, there’s no reason for it. It’s springtime and there’s stuff going on around here. I’ll highlight of few of the activities…
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While many pet owners now seek dog-friendly methods to teach basic obedience skills, some of us are still mired in the Dark Ages when it comes to housetraining. During a recent presentation about dog care
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On a recent trip to Sayulita, Mexico, I found a few food treasures that I need to share. I experienced classic street food, home cooking, a perfect French bistro dinner, and some of the most delectable pastries, all in a…
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My mother tried to teach her clan that if you couldn’t say something nice about someone, it was best not to say a word.She tried to live the life (the lie), but even she has little patience for those who tested hers.Goaded once at dinner by a passing acquaintance (who had one too many highballs circulating in
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SHASTA LAKE - Insurance isn't just for a British-speaking gecko. Marist Catholic finished its southern Spring Break sojourn to the north state with a 6-5 win over the Central Valley High School baseball team on a night more suited for the grid iron than they diamond.
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There's not much panic and controversy around the prep sports world lately. You'd think we would all be just fine with that.
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The Shasta High boys tennis team continued its dominant start to the Eastern Athletic League season with a 7-2 victory Thursday at Chico. The Wolves are now 5-0 in EAL competition.
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Mercy Medical Center in Mount Shasta will close its skilled nursing facility, a move that will displace 32 patients.
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historical places in the north state.
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Free tax prep offered Tuesday Legal Services of Northern California in Redding will host a free tax preparation service from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday for people with annual incomes of $49,000 or less.
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As the night follows the day, the VAT cometh.
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The North State Symphony will perform works of Schubert and Rossini at its chamber music concert on Saturday.
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Twice a month singers and musicians get together for Fiddle Jams at Leatherby’s Family Creamery, 1670 Market St. in Redding.
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What will be the next 'right'? Mary Lou Schmidt (letter, last Friday) feels that health care is a "right."
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What a difference a superintendent makes.
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Tri-tip sandwiches were flying off the grill Thursday at a fundraiser for the Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council.
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Today is Friday, March 26, the 85th day of 2010. There are 280 days left in the year.
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Thick brush lining the 2 1/2 miles of Trinity Mountain Road between Highway 299 and the small community of French Gulch creates an expressway for wildfire, as residents learned in 2004.
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Redding Police Chief Peter Hansen is getting some backup with a community survey to focus his department's crime-fighting efforts.
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Eight north state law enforcement officers were honored at the 37th annual Exchange Club Peace Officer of the Year awards luncheon Thursday.
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Hearing scheduled for Redding pair A preliminary hearing is scheduled this morning in Shasta County Superior Court for a Redding pair who claimed they shot and killed a Sacramento man in self-defense in January.
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The president of the Shasta County-Redding branch of the NAACP was outraged Thursday by comments made on air by a KQMS radio talk show personality, saying his statements were "in-your-face racist."
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A broken water main on Lake Boulevard flooded at least one Magnums Way triplex on Thursday morning.
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What is the best story about or memory of your kid(s)?
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Four store employees were cited Thursday on suspicion of selling alcohol to a minor.
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My instinct is to shrug off the perennial doom-saying of groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center. Not that they -- like all advocacy groups -- don't have a point now and then, but it's just too good for the...
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The first Turtle Bay eaglet of 2010 hatched tonight in its Redding nest.
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The Obama administration will announce on Friday a broad new initiative to help troubled homeowners, potentially refinancing several million of them into fresh government-backed mortgages with lower payments. The escalation in aid comes as the administration is under rising pressure from…
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How to appeal your property taxes in 4 easy steps! It’s that time of year again to pay your property taxes; providing your taxes are not impounded in your mortgage payment.  Is there a way to pay less property tax?  The answer
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Lush 20 acres with gorgeous views and spring that flows through your front yard. Private retreat with a newer home and several outbuildings including a greenhouse, detached garage w/ workbench, and a bunkhou
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This morning I was awakened by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US Department of Energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the National W
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A guy who grows medical marijuana in a Redding warehouse doesn't want the stuff legalized, according to this SacBee blog....
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Come enjoy an evening of aromatic coffee coupled with the smooth sounds of Simpson University's Jazz/Wind Ensemble and Handbell choir.
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This priceless photo was taken at the Lady of Justice fundraiser on May 13, 2009 on the steps of the now-closed Shasta County Jail. L-R is Sheriff Tom "Book-um" Bosenko, Dottie Smith as the Lady of Justice, Acting Judge Kent...
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Here's an interesting proposition. Somebody obviously had plans for this 3 acre parcel. Plans that have been put aside. In better times, this split would have been a sure bet as a moneymaker. Maybe still, for the right buyer who has the right time horizon and resources. Is that you?
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Political races are heating up across our country and citizens are finding a renewed interest in their elected officials. To give the public an opportunity to meet and evaluate our candidates, the Bostonian Tea Party will host a series of debates during the months of April and May featuring conservative candidates in local
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I’m hearing from more and more people that last night was a truly great night for conservatives in Utah as Bob Bennett’s supporters were largely denied delegate spots to the State Convention. Across Utah, in most major areas, Bob Bennett’s supporters were shut out. In Provo, Bennett was able to come in first, but bare
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Thousands of people traveled on it to get to Shasta County beginning in 1852 and into the 1860s. It was considered a very good trail because it was abundantly supplied with grass (to feed the animals), water, and wood. It...
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"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force.Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
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The United States Mission to the United Nations is being accused of pressuring pro-life countries to sign onto a document on maternal mortality that stresses abortion and birth control. Peter Smith with the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children and Jeanne Head of the National Right to Life Committee say the U.S. del
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A recent report from my trade group, the California Association of Realtors (CAR), states 47% of homes sold last year were snapped up by first-time buyers. CAR lead economist Leslie Appleton-Young predicts a dip in this number for 2010 due to the expiration of the federal tax credit. The federal tax credit, in conjuncti
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Tax increases are likely to top $500 billion over 10 years. The enactment of health care reform marked the beginning of one of the biggest tax hikes in American history. And families will pay the price. president Barack Obama signed the reform into law Tuesday and ushered in a massive tax increase for the American people. D
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Roy Beck was criminally assaulted Sunday, March 21, on Washington's National Mall by opponents of free speech coordinated by the Service Employees International Union. Roy was there to cover the pro-amnesty march. S.E.I.U. is the pro-illegal immigration union connected in media accounts with political intimidation and assau
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What: 2010 Boondocker Ball, a 1940s USO-style dinner and dancing fundraiser for the future home of the Northern California Veterans Museum When: Saturday, March 27; 5:30 meet-and-greet precedes dinner Where: Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Yuba St., Redding Tickets: $35, $55 or table of eight&#
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I have no reason whatsoever to think that Ray Roberts has a a racist bone in his body. But catching his show this morning, a listener could have gotten a different impression. Fast-forward to minute 19 of today's show. Having...
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I have no reason whatsoever to think that Ray Roberts has a racist bone in his body. But catching his show this morning, a listener could have gotten a different impression. Fast-forward to minute 19 of today's show. Having to...
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I’m busy! Taxes are going to be very different this year than last. I’ve received and lived on the meager amount of retirement bucks squirreled away while employed. I created a very small business and have to do the math on that enterprise. I’m trying Turbotax. So far it’s easy. I like the little tot
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There seems to be a great deal of interest in producing electricity from water without building dams. Sounds good to me. PG&E has hopes of capturing wave power off the Humboldt coast. This is from Eureka's Times-Standard... PG&E expects to...
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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 7:30 p.m. today, State Theater in Red Bluff. Dramatized by Sign Stage on Tour. Tickets $8; children age 7-12, $5; children 6 and under, free.
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Artist Reeba Barrows is a painter and sculptor and has been showing successfully at the Red Bluff gallery for three years. The unusual title of her exhibition is derived from both the editorial direction of her current work and the paintings she is showing. “Dead Crow” is used in a figurative, as well as literal way, to
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I've described my feelings about the avoidable death of firefighter Andrew Palmer in an earlier post. Here's a report put out by Andrew's older brother Robert, who has been involved with fighting fires for 10 years. I started reading it...
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A fun meal out with family or friends doesn’t always mean venturing to a restaurant. Read D.A.T.E. magazine for community breakfasts, crab feeds or spaghetti dinners. My favorite is the “all you can stand” community breakfast at the Masonic Lodge Western Star # 2 in Shasta, held the second Saturday of the month.
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Time flies, doesn’t it? It’s been about 15 years since local restaurateur Joe Wong brought Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill to town. It’s survived the test of time, to be sure. Often regarded as the type of place the whole family can go for a night out, it would be unwise to ignore the adult-as-a-teenager feel of the p
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CITY OF REDDING PRESS RELEASE: Drivers Should Be Cautious Near Water Main Break ……………………………………………………….. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area of Lake Boulevard and Mag
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Forget about the image you have in your head of Pinocchio, that little wooden puppet that turns into an adorable real little boy.
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The Exchange Club of Redding is hosting its 37th annual Peace Officer of the Year awards today at Win-River.
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Motorists are urged to use caution near Lake Boulevard and Magnums Way this morning while Redding Water Utility crews repair ruptured a water main.    
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Today’s FDotD is another one that we think may be overlooked, like yesterday’s subject. This one’s in Happy Valley; actually up on the ridge looking northwest. It has terrific views out the back, a huge patio, and a big circular driveway with garage bays
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park
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Apparently it's official. Californians will have a chance in November to vote on whether to outright legalize marijuana. Everywhere marijuana initiatives are put to a vote, they seem to pass -- up to the point of simply legalizing the drug...
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A broken water main on Lake Boulevard that flooded at least one tri-plex on Magnums Way has been repaired.
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Ken DeCamp is a local photographer who takes terrific shots of the natural beauty found in the forests around us. You can view his work this evening at Turtle Bay from 6-8 pm. You can also see examples of his work at his website http://www.kendecampphotography.com/ Well worth your time! Ken is an excellent photographer, an
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It's tough out there. This web site, Half Off Redding, supposedly offers deals on gift certificates from Redding-area businesses....
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An open house is being held at 5:30 p.m. today at Turtle Bay Museum in Redding for those interested in possibly serving on the 2010-2011 Shasta County grand jury.
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The Chico News & Review has a profile, here, of local attorney Lynn Hubbard III, king of the drive-by Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit....
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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 today for a proceeding that reaffirmed their Friday preliminary hearing.
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The spring showers forecasted for the Redding area today have developed into something more substantial.
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I’m not naming names, but some Redding residents may have violated city codes when they raised backyard chickens in modest suburban lots less than 20,000 square feet — spaces far
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There is no better motivation to exercise than signing your name to a race or organized event entry form. Whether you’re registering for a 5K fun run, a group backpacking trip or a century bike ride, you’ll want to be…
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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 Paula Poundstone at CSU Chico’s Laxson Auditorium.
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On February 17 the general membership meeting of the Shasta Association of Realtors featured guest speaker attorney Darryll Alvey. Darryll is a longtime Realtor, since 1975. He became a Broker in our area, and served for a time as President of…
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OneWord is one of those prompts I find keeps the mind - and fingers - nimble. Click a button, get a word (runaway) and 60 seconds to write. And here's what comes out:Runaway sobs build in his chest, wailing, snot-filled howls that reach a crescendo with a hiccup. Deep breath. Vi
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And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth,  To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name
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Talking about why I like this album is a little like trying to expound on why Oreo cookies and cold milk are so perfect together.  Of course it’s good; you know they’re meant to be together.  Whether you’re a fan of classic seventies material strangely familiar of a short pudgy guy with spectacle g
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If you drive through Happy Valley, you can't help but see the rows of mature olive trees along Palm Avenue.
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Q: I didn't think it would matter that my husband was 11 years older than I was when we got married.
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I'LL VOTE FOR ACTION: An achievement that has been a dream for 95 years but, finally, put into law: health care reform.
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One of the hardest and most important jobs in Shasta County pays all of a $15 per diem on meeting days - oh, plus mileage. This in exchange for 10 to 20 hours a week for a solid year.
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The conventions of political pontification do not allow for admissions of uncertainty or ambivalence. Thus, Sunday night's House debate on health care featured bombastic declarations from both sides about the impending disaster (Republicans) or nirvana (Democrats) being ushered in.
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"If you want to appear 5 to 10 pounds thinner, stand up straight" said Marie Rotondo, a certified personal trainer and massage therapist who sees clients at Goa Wellness.
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The bats awoke as the Shasta College softball team blasted seven home runs in an 8-5, 6-1 doubleheader sweep of College of the Redwoods on Wednesday on the coast.
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Government built the canals In response to Jim Cooksley's article of Monday, a quick comment: In excoriating the government in general for cutting off irrigation to the San Joaquin Valley and calling for private enterprise to do things less expensively, Cooksley conveniently ignores the not insubstantial part the government
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PALO CEDRO - Last season, Foothill High School hosted a marquee football matchup against Novato on the first Saturday of the season.
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Today is Thursday, March 25, the 84th day of 2010. There are 281 days left in the year.
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RED BLUFF - A storm burst onto the scene Wednesday on the Red Bluff High baseball field, pelting the Marist Catholic High baseball team with curves, change-ups and well placed fastballs. In the calm afterward, all the talk was about Storm Lewis.
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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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Five Shasta County school districts have reported to state officials that they may not be able to meet their financial obligations over the next three years.
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ANDERSON - The life and times of the late labor and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez will be honored here Friday with a symbolic march and a celebratory dinner.
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Two candidates for Shasta County offices missed the latest deadline for campaign finance filings.Ron Largent, candidate for Shasta County assessor-recorder, and Russell Hunt, candidate for Shasta County clerk, both failed to file campaign finance disclosures by the 5 p.m. Monday deadline. Both are candidates in the upcoming
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Redding police are seeking three suspects in an assault that occurred Tuesday night over a man named Justin.About 7:30 p.m., police responded to the 2400 block of Waverly Avenue where it was reported a man was being threatened with a handgun, Redding police Cpl. Bart Langley said.
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Shasta College student a suspect in drug sales A member of Shasta College's student senate is facing charges of dealing prescription drugs illegally on campus.
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RED BLUFF - Critically ill or injured north state children will benefit from an extra measure of safety, thanks to a donation from an air ambulance company.
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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 &amp; 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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