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April 12th, 2010

Shutterbugs, ready, set, snap! Artists of all ages are invited to submit their best shot for this remarkable local photography competition and exhibition. Find Your Walden in Redding is the companion
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Are you interested in home-schooling but don't know how, or where, to start? Come to Shasta Secondary Home School on May 5 from 5-6:30 pm to find out homeschooling can happen for your family.
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Shasta Gold Diggers, girl's 12 and under softball, take second place in Vacaville Tournament.
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State Sen. Sam Aanestad introduced a bil this year, SB 1262, that would create a "high-deductible health plan" alternative for state employees -- specifically, that's a health savings account. The bill died in committee today, the victim of what Aanestad...
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Chuck "I'd Rather Be in Redding" McCabe will be playing at the Post Office Saloon downtown Thursday around 7 p.m., I hear. Here's the YouTube video of his song, featuring some local landmarks (viewed nearly 26,000 times). Hat tip: Erin...
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Like everyone in the Redding area, I keep an eye on Lake Shasta's water level this time of year and root for every extra foot. This spring, I've marveled at how Shasta is almost full to the brim -- 18...
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Emergency crews responded this afternoon a jaor-injury wreck on Highway 299 west of Redding that temporarily stopped westbound traffic.
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When I lived in Tokyo back in the Eighties I used to rendezvous with friends at a statue of a Akita dog in front of busy Shibuya Station. The story of Hachiko will melt anyone's heart. Click here....
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I'm all in favor of the Denhams being able to expand their North Market Street car dealership, something the city Planning Commission will likely sign off on tomorrow -- despite the fact that the expansion flies in the face of...
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Two Shasta County men convicted of mercilessly beating a Redding man to death were sentenced today to lengthy prison sentences.
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A Redding man suffered major injuries in a traffic collision after he pulled over on Highway 299 to help a man holding a sign asking for food.
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It was named for long, lean and lanky Jack (whose last name is unknown), the hired hand of J. M. Simmons. Mr. Simmons was watching Jack wash his clothes in a stream while stooped over and remarked that his backbone...
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My first reaction to the Stanford pension study was skepticism, and that's my second reaction too. But a Washington Post editorial points to another academic study on the question, which makes the arguments about risks and returns in an illuminating...
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Simpson University’s Social Action Committee launched its 2nd Annual 25:40 Project Thursday to raise donations for Living Hope Compassion Ministries in Redding. A group of around 50 Simpson students are sleeping outside on campus through Sunday night to raise 150 donated sleeping bags, blankets, and backpacks from communi
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I'd tried to get in touch with Steve Gaines while I was noodling about over this weekend editorial, but didn't manage to connect until this morning. Obviously Gaines supports some kind of joint marketing with Turtle Bay -- he was...
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Jerry Benito's poor decision to re-enact the assault that led to the death of a local man.
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HAPPY CAMP -- A 13-year-old girl was treated for alcohol poisoning after consuming whiskey from a half-gallon bottle purchased for another teenage girl by a 51-year-old man, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.
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See and experience history firsthand at the 6th annual Civil War Days in Red Bluff, California. Witness the clash of the Union and Confederate armies, recreated with actual reproduction muskets and cannons!
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It's time to bring this idea to life and to build a better artist community, increase tourism in Redding and give something back to our community. SRG Studio
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In a comment on a story from last week about property-tax bills, reader "SecondClass" rapped last year's state tax increases (and the R-S, for supporting the initiative that would have extended them a year or two): A year ago, CA...
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It is difficult to squish squash into a neat-and-tidy grouping. There are lots of squashes and they do not look alike or play by the same rules. A squash can be green, yellow, tan, orange or bluish black. It might be smooth, warty or grooved. Some are oblong; others spherical, acorn-shaped or blobbish. There are squashes th
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Regular commenter "srexley" peers into a long and predictably heated thread on this weekend's story about the tea parties --- and opts not to join the fray. I like his advice to those who do: Try not to get in...
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CalTax's weekly newsletter is always chock-full of news items guaranteed to get your blood pressure up. From the latest edition: The State Board of Education recently made history by taking over two school districts for academic and leadership failures. The...
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RED BLUFF -- A green Yamaha Grizzly quad runner was reported stolen Sunday from a barn on McCoy Road.
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Possible thunderstorms today forced the Palo Cedro Chamber of Commerce to postpone its Kool April Nites Show 'n Shine to Tuesday afternoon, when forecasters call for calmer weather.
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The very best things about the partnership between Frank Miller and I is the degree of intimacy that exists between us. Together our most tender thoughts and feelings grow freely, each completely confident that they will be nurtured and cherished. In a world that is often filled with shallow, cynical and phony exchanges we
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The California Department of Transportation has lifted chain requirements on Interstate 5 this morning. But chains are still required for cars and trucks towing trailers over Highway 44 between Viola and the Bogard Ranger Station in Lassen County.
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Readers at Bruce Ross’ blog recently caught wind of the looming financial crisis facing California Pension funds. Last week in Sacramento, we walked by the CalPERS building and it made quite an impression. It’s a lovely building. Still, the central glass tower seems to serve no function other than providing full
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Today’s FDotD home looks very attractive. Good curb appeal, if only it had a curb. Your housing dollar goes farther in Shasta Lake City, and this is a good example. Good schools nearby as well. This one seems to have
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The northern Sacramento Valley will stay wet today while the mountains are in for more snow, according to the National Weather Service. Showers are likely in the greater Redding area, with isolated thunderstorms possible after 11 a.m., forecasters say. The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Stor
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This is something I noticed a while ago, and commented on before. Homebuilder demand projections are based on pure population demographics, but real demand is a function of real economics. No jobs = no demand, as households combine under one roof. Looks like I'm not the only one to notice the effect.
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About a month ago, I started to notice them on the street. Muscle cars, Model Ts, a ’55 Chevy, a ’65 Mustang (it couldn’t have been a ’64, could it?), some sort of custom hotrod, even a Hudson. Yep, I…
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Nick “Whispers” Boosalas sighed with relief as a friend peeled the ruby slippers from his feet. Both giggled at the sight of the gaudy, sparkling high heels. Boosalas was one of about 150 m
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This article was originally published in March of 2009, and with spring and summer workshops as well as an upcoming open house at the Chico State Herbarium on May 14th, it seemed like a good time to run this again.…
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Yeah, yeah, I know. Two days go by and no updates?First real warm weekend in the SoDak, with many interesting things happening. I just didn't spend much time inside.Time for a Fiction in 58.AversionsDespite an aversion to everything, he’s convinced her to leave the lights on during lovemaking
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After last month’s dismal showing, the Mavens advisory board decided to raise our price limit a bit. No disrespect to Two-Buck Chuck, but if it’s the best of our picks, we are doing something wrong. It is to Gen X…
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In a real estate boom, buyers will clamor for almost any house that hits the market. This is great while it lasts, but unfortunately when the party’s over, some homebuyers will be left holding property that depreciates at a much…
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Here are two of our Kids (Sean and Mackenzie) with their friends just hanging out and being kids. This is what life is all about. Having friends, enjoying each other, h
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Whiskeytown Lake's popular swim beaches are among the finer places to take the family to cool off during the scorching Redding summers. They have fresh air, clear water, big mountain views and nearby hiking trails.
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A patchwork of bike lanes growing up around Redding over the past decade has allowed motorists and two-wheelers to develop at least a nodding acquaintance.
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The California Highway Patrol identified on Sunday a 30-year-old woman and 6-year-old boy who were injured in the wreck of an all-terrain vehicle Saturday afternoon.
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Watching televised memorials for firefighters killed in the terror attacks of 2001 more than eight years ago, a pair of north state firefighters were inspired by the melancholy sound of bagpipes.
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Shasta County supervisors could follow Tehama County's lead Tuesday and end the county's contract with Nor-Cal EMS.
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It was all about the south in Sunday’s Lions All-Star Basketball games, played at Shasta College.
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Me: (watching DVD) Would you let me get up?Yaz:(on my stomach) (reaches forward and pats my face)Me: Or would you go get me a grilled cheese sandwich?Yaz: (Pretends he didn't hear me)Me: Make that grilled cheese with a slice of tomato.Yaz: (Ignores me)Me: You like grilled cheese with toma
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Apparently so. And Craig Kraffert may be getting a new tenant for over 8,000 square feet of his Cascade Square development at the corner of California and Placer. Here's a press release received today: Slow Food Shasta Cascade Announces North...
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Mary Ocasion of Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm in Redding says squash is very versatile. It can be eaten raw, barbecued and used in casseroles, breads and pastas. She said winter squash like butternut makes great baby food. Freeze the cooked squash in ice cube trays. "You'll have a supply for a long time. You don't have to
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John Prine These types of pronouncements can border on the ridiculous, but for the sake of having a writing device, we’ll just make it anyway — John P
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Q. What are retreats? Does your faith tradition practice them?
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As kids outgrow clothes and need more, parents often seek a solution that won't bust the family budget. ThredUp, a new online company, may provide an answer when it launches a swap service for kids' clothes.
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Remember back in the days of the drive-in movies and for the price of one or two admissions you would end up with five or six getting into the movies via the trunk?
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Today, we cover the additional gun safety rule: use only the correct ammunition for the gun.
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The certified multisport helmet has long been a Holy Grail in the outdoors world. KONG, an Italian company, comes close to making the perfect multi-use hard hat with its Scarab Helmet, a lid certified by various agencies as safe for mountaineering, cycling, water sports and equestrian activities.
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Net neutrality, simply stated, is a principle that proposes that Internet use shouldn't be restricted by content or usage. Generally speaking, there is a neutrality of network provision by Internet providers in the United States. Most of us with broadband access can install a webcam accessible by others. We can play bandwid
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Martina McConnon was looking for toys that were creative and that could be recycled. She found them in her native Germany and, in 2008, she founded Creative Toy Shop and began selling them in the U.S. The toys are cardboard building kits from which children can build anything from a dinosaur to a spaceship. Creative Toy Sh
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Target has something new at the front of each store: a recycling station. The nationwide retailer introduced the centers on Tuesday at all its 1,740 stores as part of Target’s celebration of Earth Month in April.
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A May 22 beach wedding in Mendocino is planned by Shiloh Williams and Nate Lawler, both of Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Fred and Jennifer Williams of Redding. Her fiance is the son of Bernie and Phyllis Lawler of Redding.
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With it getting harder to get loans from banks, what other sources of revenue are available to those seeking to launch a business? What issues should borrowers be aware of concerning these other sources?
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On Feb. 22, 2010, Crystal Geron and Zack Carter of Portland, Ore., were married in an outdoor wedding at the Jackson County Courthouse in Medford, Ore
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As frugal road trip travelers Lee and I set off on our Grand Canyon adventure. Leaving Jones Valley (east of Redding) we drove our trusty truck, with camper shell, to Walker Lake near Hawthorne, Nev. Camping on Sportsman Beach was free and at water's edge. Pizza heated on the Coleman stove and salad was dinner
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My brother is 25. He's always been moody and used to have a bad temper. Now he's sometimes manic, sometimes drowsy. He started smoking pot at 12. Later came Oxycotin, Xanax, Vicodin, Methadone, anything pharmaceutical to get high. As far as I know he doesn't do drugs anymore (save his prescriptions), but he's still whacked-
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Rick Cox, who's been fishing the Upper Sacramento River for 30 years, remembers what it was like in the good old days when there was a real Opening Day, before you could fish that part of the river year-round starting in 2004. The excitement, the sense of anticipation, would build as you got closer to that last Saturday in
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Not only is the very generous federal tax credit ending shortly, Mortgage interest rates are climbing, and promise to get higher.
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It’s Sunday. The weather will bring gray clouds and probably rain but I have bright sun in my heart. Three more days and my partner, Frank and I permanently seal our bond.♥ We met in San Francisco in 1978. Those were intense days. We were young and wild. He, a bit more than me. We had big crazy [...]
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Over at SOMA-FM, they are doing live online Space Music to the live audio feed from Redding’s (okay, the entire U.S’s) Shuttle mission currently spinning overhead. Thought provoking music. It’s a very unique idea. Maybe not something you’d listen to every day, but very nice on this rainy day, for s
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I drove east on Whitmore Road yesterday to attend the Oak Run Historical Society's 2nd birthday party and celebrate with them. While driving along Whitmore Road I was amazed at how beautiful and colorful everything is. There's color upon color...
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Here is my son Sean and I presiding at the Divine Mercy celebration at 3 pm today.
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Today’s FDotD home was brand new when Mitch Mandina’s red ‘55 first rolled off the Chevy dealer’s lot. Like this car, today’s home could be made better than new by a creative new owner. Just a reminder that this is Kool April Nights week, but you really don’
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Most people want to believe they were named for the more colorful versions that their names imply. Truth is, most are very respectable, while a few are sort of questionable. Hooker Creek was named for early settler J. M. Hooker...
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Remember? It was 40 years ago this week. Have a listen to this famous audio from Apollo 13 as it headed to the Moon. The most "successful failure" in NASA's history. Think I'll add the Ron Howard movie to my...
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The timber baron's given a replica Wells Fargo stagecoach to the Shasta Historical Society. The coach, now stored in a barn at Marie Carr-Fitzgerald's ranch in the Cottonwood area, needs some restoration work, says Society staffer Jay Thompson, before it's...
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Chuck McCabe's clever song "I'd Rather be in Redding" has played on KPIG, circulated through email boxes and entertained locals. Chuck will be in town this week, performing at The Post Office in the Downtown Mall this Thursday evening, starting at around 7 ish.Here's a YOUTUBE video of "I'd Rather be in Redding"
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The California Highway Patrol identified a 30-year-old woman and 6-year-old boy who were injured in an all-terrain vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon.
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Weather in Redding today is expected to be windy and wet. Rain is expected throughout the day and into tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service. A high near 53 degrees is predicted with a low tonight around 42 degrees.
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You don’t need tea leaves to decipher this cartoon. Just check out A News Cafe’s story, Debate Between D.A. Candidates Benito and Carlton: No Contest?
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Divine Mercy Homily (Second Sunday of Easter) Acts 5:12-16Rev 1:9-13, 17-19Jn 20:19-31 Today is The Feast of Divine Mercy, or better know as Divine Mercy Sund
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Shasta County finally has an objective tool to assist in regional planning -- ShastaForward. Encouraged by nationally known regional planning experts, in October 2007, ShastaForward invited you and me -- the average person -- by phone, e-mail, direct mail, newspaper and the Internet to share our community values and priorit
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A 30-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy were flown by air ambulance to a Redding hospital after a wreck Saturday afternoon at the Chappie-Shasta Off-Highway Vehicle Area near Shasta Dam.
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Simpson University opened its public push for a new baseball stadium with a fundraising dinner at Big League Dreams’ pavilion Saturday evening.
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Rick Cox, who’s been fishing the Upper Sacramento River for 30 years, remembers what it was like in the good old days when there was a real Opening Day, before you could fish that part of the river year-round starting in 2004. The excitement, the sense of anticipation, would build as you got closer to that last Satur
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Dave Winklepleck had a difficult time picking a pair of ladies’ shoes to wear for the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in Redding.
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Members of Redding's Bostonian Tea Party and the Redding Tea Party Patriots aren't shy about sharing their opinions.
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Erin Ryan, the unofficial leader of the Redding Tea Party Patriots, laughs when she recounts asking her group, which can number more than 300 on a Monday night, how many were running for office.
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The worst construction downturn on record has left the Redding Planning Commission little to consider beyond medical marijuana cultivation and proper placement of backyard chicken coops.
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The superintendent of a charter school that has two sites in Shasta County has been charged with conflict of interest and perjury.
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Dear Babe: Recently I saw the feud and settlement between MLB and Upper Deck. I was wondering if buying 2010 UD Series 1 packs would be a good investment. Since Topps has the official MLB contract for 2010, will UD survive this blow to the chest?
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The 15th annual Redding Lions All-Star Basketball Games, hosted by the Redding Breakfast Lions, are today at Shasta College. The girls play at 4 p.m., the boys game tips off at 6 p.m.
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Good teams play well. Really good teams have the ability to break out and seize a chance to wring it for all it’s worth.
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There were copious reasons why the Knights’ 8-7 victory Saturday over the Butte College baseball team was huge. As it turned out, the Shasta College squad couldn’t take the momentum from that first-game triumph and use it in the second contest.
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A 30-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy were flown by air ambulance to a Redding hospital after a wreck this afternoon at the Chappie-Shasta Off-Highway Vehicle Area near Shasta Dam.
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We took the Eurostar Train to Paris. It goes under the English Channel and gets you there in 2 hours 15 minutes. Pretty darn efficient. You don't really notice you're in the chunnel because just going through England you go through a myriad of tunnels; one more doesn't really grab your attention. Suddenly we popped up and I
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A Cottonwood man was arrested Friday on suspicion of trying to contact a minor to have sex after investigators said he set up a meeting with a fictitious young female on MySpace.
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First of all let me say "thank you" to all who showed and supported this cause, The cause it self is just and good. I showed up about 8:40 am and immediately saw Maggie John "Executive Director for The Shasta Women's Refuge", she was standing amongst several people having coffee. I approached and said "good morning"
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It's long gone, but when it existed, it was the core of the Dog Town settlement. It was built in 1856 and was a large two-story wooden combination hotel and store located at the junction of Dog Creek and the...
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Images of homes for sale represent material fact. Lately, we've seen some imaginatively manipulated images of local homes listed for sale. Since these marketing images are meant to represent a true and accurate picture of the subject, when do such photo manipulations cross the line?
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This one is making the rounds, but in case you haven’t yet seen it. It is interesting and thought provoking. Watch the explosive growth of WalMart over the years since inception. I can’t embed the video here, but you can witness the spectacle at the link below. Well worth viewing: http://projects.flowingdata.co
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A warm, mostly cloudy day today should give way to a rainy Sunday. Today's high should reach 61 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Along with the warmth, it should be windy with gusts expected to hit 22 mph. Tonight brings a 20 percent of showers and a low around 42 degrees, according to the Weather Servi
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Today’s FDotD is not listed in the MLS as bank owned, so may not be on your radar if you are just checking for REOs. It is a Wells Fargo asset however, so we’ll call it a foreclosure for all important intent. We went over and took a look at it, and can tell you it needs
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My brother Dan and I set out this morning to hike the Boulder Creek trail to the Falls. It is a 5 1/2 mile hike with an elevation gain of 1000 feet. Check out our adventure...
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To go with Scott Mobley's delightful Kool April Nites curtain-raiser in today's paper. From a profile in mid 2006: Finally, a piece of trivia about Gene's neon sign . It cost Nash's dad $20,000 back in the 50s, a princely...
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The last two paragraph's of Scott Mobley's story this morning on the official opening of the much-delayed business park: The park's estimated $62 million price tag is much higher than the oft-reported $13.45 million for the first phase construction contract...
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When Josh Riley finally got up, the Simpson University baseball team could finally enjoy a 6-5 victory in eight innings over visiting Patten College on Friday at Tiger Field
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At 6:30 p.m. today, the local public will get a more in-depth look at Simpson University's fundraising efforts to build a baseball field
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The big hit of the day belonged to Cole, whose three-run bomb in the top of the fifth gave the Wolves a 4-3 advantage and erased a terrible start to the game at Big League Dreams' Fenway Park.
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Cierra Rovera is now the home run queen for Shasta College. And her Knights teammates are in the thick of a three-way tie atop the Golden Valley Conference standings after a split Friday in Weed against College of the Siskiyous.
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A 45-year-old Redding man who pleaded no contest last month to stalking his neighbors was sentenced Friday to a year in jail and placed on formal probation for seven years.
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If the Kool April Nites car show rumbling into Redding next week has a sentimental home base, it would be Gene’s Drive-in.
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Mercy Medical Center and Solace Cancer Care are forming a partnership to provide chemotherapy to patients in the north state.
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The Downtown Eatery in the Sherven Square in downtown Redding has closed.
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A sports car and a carpet cleaning van collided late Friday night in downtown Redding, closing South Street from west of California Street to the Union Pacific railroad tracks.
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What are the pitfalls of putting a price that's too high on your house?
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Are we collectively nuts? An estimated 1 million square feet of vacant commercial real estate, and the Redding City Council's No. 1 priority is doing whatever it takes to build another sprawling shopping complex on Oasis Road?
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California's governing class can do the right thing. It just has to wait until the absolutely last possible moment to make up its mind about it.
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Newspapers have a natural love for the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment, which protects freedom of the press. Even before the drafters of the Bill of Rights mentioned that key American principle, though, first in the First came the prohibition on establishing a religion. If that means anything, it means that t
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An unidentified motorcyclist was thrown over an embankment near Victor and Hartnell avenues tonight.
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Author John Perlin's series of pieces on, well, "The Story of Wood and Civilization," is off to an amazing start. Where would we be without trees? On a planet more like the 800-degree hell that is Venus. Go read it,...
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Free Spring Concert at Simpson University featuring Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore (K. 330).
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Firefighters are at the scene of a garage fire on Webster Street near Leona Avenue in Shasta Lake.
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Now, state Sen. Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach -- warrior against the scourge of "free parking" -- wants to track the mileage on your car, with the idea of taxing driving by the mile. Or at least, he's drafted a...
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RogerP7308 correctly guessed at 9:06 a.m. as the Old Shasta General Hospital Cemetery, but also known as Potter's Field. It is located off Eastside Road and Breslauer Lane near where Shasta General Hospital was located. Congratulations Roger! Roger wins...
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A proposed California law banning cell phone use by bicyclists would be overreach, Redding attorney and bicyclist Todd Slaughter writes on InjuryBoard.com. Excerpt: Now, perhaps things are different in Palo Alto than where I live in Redding, but I have...
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I don't know what this means, but it's ... curious. One item on a busy meeting agenda for Redding's Community Services Advisory Commission is a recommendation that the commission advise -- it is just advisory -- to the City Council...
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...you'd think there'd be a few hundred bucks for someone to update the park's rather rudimentary web site. Parts of it (click here) look as though they haven't been touched since the summer of 2008. Also, isn't it common web...
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"There are firefighters. And then, there are Smokejumpers." Thus begins Fox News' Claudia Cowan's blog with pretty hair-raising embedded video. "With only about 400 nationwide, Smokejumpers are an elite group of pros who parachute into forest fires to surround and...
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A 14-year-old Redding boy who was found unconscious Wednesday morning lying beside the road near the intersection of West and Eugenia streets is continuing to improve at a Redding hospital, a police sergeant said today.
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At least one person was arrested today after he ran away from police through a school after jumping out of a reported stolen car, police said.
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Twin View Boulevard underneath the Interstate 5 overpass is closed this afternoon following a solo pickup crash.
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Wilderness Outreach is a Roman Catholic Lay Apostolate. The mission of Wilderness Outreach is to Challenge priests, seminarians and laymen to embrace and develop their God given masculine spirituali
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A young Redding pair accused of killing a 28-year-old Sacramento man in January were ordered today to stand trial for murder.
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What: ‘Taste of Dunsmuir’ Progressive Dinner April 12, 2010 When: Apr 12 Where: Dunsmuir, CA Cost: $65 The trend-setting Taste of Dunsmuir progressive dinner is scheduled for April 12, 2010, featuring a sampling of the best of Sengthong’s Blue Sky Room, Cornerstone Bakery
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The Downtown Eatery in the Sherven Square in downtown Redding has closed.
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Are you an aspiring photographer looking to hone your skills? Two upcoming workshops with photographer Kevin Lahey provide you with a wonderful opportunity to learn from a pro. Outdoor Portraiture Workshop Saturday, April 10, 3 - 5 p.m. Turn your everyday shot into…
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I'm delighted that SB 401 passed, but here's a serious question: How is changing the tax laws for 2009, more than three months into 2010, not an "ex post facto law," which is explicitly prohibited in the Constitution?...
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A 45-year-old Redding man who pleaded no contest last month to stalking his neighbors was sentenced today to one year in jail and placed on formal probation for seven years.
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Thursday State lawmakers passed SB 401 which will exempt borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure or short sales in 2009 from paying state taxes. State officials say as much as 100,000 people statewide will be spared fr
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Last chance to check out your original mountain of fun in 2010!
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Family Gathering on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 5- 7 pm at Kid's Kingdom in Enterprise Park. Chris Young, candidate for District 5 Supervisor, will be on hand to meet people from the neighborhood and discuss his positions.
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An aluminum boat floating down the Sacramento River in Red Bluff Thursday afternoon smashed into a log, causing it to flip over and toss the four people aboard into the chilly water.
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To his fans, who are legion, John Prine's songs are exquisite little gifts that are unwrapped, held close to the heart and cherished. For the past 40 years, they have arrived as picture-perfect, three-minute portraits of people as they really are: in love, out of love, young, old, happy, sad, perplexed, positive -- and pos
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Acoustic band Joy Kills Sorrow will perform tonight at Bernie's Guitar, the latest in the Oak Song Society's season.
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Can you guess the name of this hallowed ground and where it's located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess the name (there are two but only one needs to...
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At the brand-spanking-new (and tenantless) Stillwater Business Park off Airport Road. Quite the 10-year odyssey. Wonder if Stillwater's original pitchman, former city councilor-turned-Big League Dreams promoter Pat Kight, will be in attendance?...
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Nuclear doctrine consists of thinking the unthinkable.
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Willie Mays? That's the argument of this new biography. The Giants were my "home team" growing up so I tend to agree. Always thought Mays would've been the all-time homerun king if he hadn't played in that dreadful wind tunnel...
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Googled "Shasta County" and this is what came up this a.m.: Smoking snuffed out at public beaches Record-Searchlight - Dylan Darling - ‎7 hours ago‎ Concern from the Shasta County Public Health Department and the Shasta County Tobacco Education Coalition...
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This chart purports to show 120 years of inflation adjusted home pricing. Looks plausible enough, although we can't vouch for the data. We can surely say we've lived through one of the largest boom/bust bubbles in recorded history. But will ho
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Good for the Legislature for passing SB 401, the "tax conformity" bill whose most important provision is that it stops considering as "income" the debt that a bank writes off in a home foreclosure. I've talked to people who've lost...
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We recall when this neighborhood was being built towards the end of the big housing bubble in 2006. Back then, there was still a lot of new housing being built, and this one sold for around $260K. Now there are fewer new homes being built, but you can find new ones in Anderson unde
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Old building on East Street near Buzz’s stinky crab. Some think it’s beautiful, others, just drab. Many tread these thresholds, worn like tattered lace. Rude address update in a compelling space. Green’s a fitting color for a door, so is white. A wisp of green grass in the morning light. Kernels of roman
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Two Shasta County men convicted in January of second-degree murder in the 2008 beating death of a Redding man saw their scheduled sentencing today postponed until Monday.
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It might be a wet and windy weekend.
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Kind of a heady title: "The Band That Brought Rock Out Of Its Doldrums."But that's what happens when your debut album, "Is This It" is heaped with critical acclaim and NME names it the best album of the decade.And that's what The Strokes have been dealing with since the garage-band revivalists got together in 19
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In between the late winter rains and the early summer heat, Table Mountain is the perfect place to visit. This flat volcanic land blanketed in whimsical wildflowers lies just north of Oroville in Butte County. This local gem bursts with color…
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My mouth is watering as I type these lines: The Shasta Growers Association Saturday Farmers’ Market opens for the season this Saturday, April 10, next to Redding City Hall on Cypress Avenue. I’m an unabashed fan of farmers’ markets, and I…
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An aptitude test in junior high school suggested that Vivan Nestel should follow a career path to professional artist. Art, however, wasn’t what her parents had in mind, so they guided young Vivian into more practica
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There are many things in life that require our discernment. Often what is presented or even spoken on the surface appears attractive, feels good, and is enticing, but there is evil underneath. Th
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The calendar says it's 2010. What that means for the Central Valley High baseball team is that wins aren't going to be as easy to come by as they were in last year's historic season in Shasta Lake.
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Finding success with a young and undermanned team is no easy feat.
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There I was Thursday morning, thinking about the topic for this week's column, and it was easily apparent to me I was going to slam the fact prep baseball games are played at Redding's Big League Dreams complex.
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The Foothill High baseball team discovered what it's like to play at one of the state's highest levels, dropping a 10-0 contest to Amador Valley on Thursday at a tournament in San Luis Obispo.
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The Foothill High softball team split its first two games of the Stampede tournament Thursday in Livermore, falling to the hosts 9-6 in eight innings and beating Castro Valley 5-2.
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What: KIXE’s Art & Wine Auction preview/reception When: Saturday, April 10, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: KIXE Studio, 603 N. Market St. A reception to meet participating artists and preview works that will be up for bid during the annual KIXE Invitational Art and Wine Auction…
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What: The Bike Commute Challenge – a friendly competition to see who can get more people biking to work May 14-21. Why: It’s easy, fun and free, so give it a try! Commuters can win prizes. One employer will receive a free bicycle…
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Whiskeytown was one of Shasta County's original 1849 gold mining settlements, although that was not its first name. It was first known as Whiskey Creek Diggings, later as Whisky Creek, Franklin, Franklin City, and finally Whiskeytown.
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Don’t smoke ’em if you got them at public beaches around Whiskeytown Lake. Starting May 1 smoking is banned at Brandy Creek, Oak Bottom and East beaches, as well as Whiskey Creek Group Picnic Area at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area west of Redding.
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A federal grand jury in Sacramento has indicted a former Redding postal worker for allegedly stealing prescription medications from mail parcels, prosecutors announced Thursday.
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Drunk man #1: Oh my god, Lily Tomlin, man?Drunk man #2: Yeah?Drunk man #1: Yeah, really! Nine to Five? Awesome.Drunk man #2: I didn't know.Drunk man #1: Yeah, dude! She was in Blue Hawaii with Elvis.Drunk man #2: I had no idea.Drunk man #1: I wish I met her, man. She died right after she
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A federal grand juryhas indicted a former Redding postal worker for allegedly stealing presciption medications from mail parcels, prosecutors announced today.
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PRESS RELEASE - A top official from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will address attendees at the ribbon-cutting of Redding’s Stillwater Business
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PRESS RELEASE A top official from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will address attendees at the ribbon-cut
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The AP reports: Shelbyville - An insulation manufacturer plans to lay off up to 100 workers for at least six months from a central Indiana factory. Officials of Knauf Insulation said in a state filing that the company expects to...
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From Damon Arthur's Page One story today. Tom Glunt of Burney: "I think it's pretty important for people to fill one out and represent their part of the state and county," Glunt said. "We need to be counted to get...
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A vehicle reportedly went off the road near Shasta College, according to dispatch reports.
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Today’s FDotD is inexpensive. And look at that marketing photo dated from the future! Just in case you were wondering what this home will look like in a few months, on the Fourth of July. That could be your whi
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Dr. Craig Kraffert, with some justification, tells the City Council that he sees parking meters as "uninviting." Donald Shoup would point out that there's something worse than parking meters -- and that's no parking spaces at all, because people are...
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It was purely by accident that I found out. I was browsing through my photographs and came across the attached photo with the following description: "Baseball game - located at the end of West Street". Then I noticed writing on...
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1. History of Gospel Music concert 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Shasta College Theater. Shasta College Concert Choir and gospel artist Diane Clayton-White will perform, with Cleveland Boney on piano, Dan Kinkel on drums and Bruce Calin on bass. Tickets are $10, or $7 for students/seniors; available in advance at the C
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Kent Dagg, in looking back on the long-ago origin of Stillwater Business Park, includes some wise words from a former Redding city councilor: The Mayor at that time, Bob Anderson, reluctantly agreed but wisely warned Pat with these now famous...
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Dropped the car off this morning to be repaired then walked through the Garden District. The South Street Canal, northside. The early start gave me great light for photos. Everything looked so beautiful and bright in the morning sun. Ducks were digging there morning water cruise. I was happy to walk up through the area to t
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New Yorker Francesco Sideli moved to Northern California three years ago to be a part of Bethel Church. Sideli graduated from the Pratt Institute with a degree in communication design, with an emphasis in reportage – a method of visual journalism and drawing current events. He was a part of the Society of Illustrator
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Redding Realtor Skip Murphy blogs about a recent visit to Sac and how the place seems so much more prosperous than Redding, which he attributes to "stimulus" money and government spending. This was the kicker (emphasis in the original): As...
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“It’s homey, family, good service…it’s like coming to Grandma’s kitchen.” That’s Sandy Kelsay of Redding summing up why she likes Rita’s Kitchen, the 9-year-old hole-in-the-wall breakfast and lunch place on Hartnell Avenue just east of “Four Corners.”
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It’s at about a quarter to nine and a dozen giddy bar goers sip their drinks and converse playfully. In between and while pouring drinks, the bartender straps on a headset synced with the DJ and starts singing “She’s California” by Gary Allan. Another 20 minutes go by and the crowd doubles in size. And so begins
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Tim Haley, who had a letter published in Monday's paper knocking Wally Herger for being unresponsive about a question, follows up with an apology this morning: I just wrote and sent an apology to my Congressman, Wally Herger. I need...
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• Ride to Local Wineries • Kool event at Anselmo Vineyards • What a Deal • Cinco De Wino in Manton
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You wouldn’t want to breeze through the current exhibit at the Shasta College Art Gallery. You’d miss so much if you did.
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A 14-year-old Redding boy has been removed from the critical list at Mercy Medical Center after he was found unconscious Wednesday morning lying beside the road near the intersection of West and Eugenia streets, a Redding police sergeant said this afternoon.
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I don't know whether Parkview's Bill Ulch is a curmudgeon or not. (POP's Melinda Brown doesn't think so.) My few contacts with him have been professional in nature. For example, this quote from a November 2005 story about the city's...
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Erin Murphy and Jim Gillespie at a training session in Sacramento. Jim is the head of Coldwell Banker, overseeing an empire of around 100,000 real
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We spent a few days in Sacramento. Not by choice, but on matters pertaining to real estate training. The visit to the city was enlightening. The same traffic, the same lack of parking, the hustle. Although housing was a large part of Sacramento industry, the downturn hasn’t impacted them as much as it has [...]
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Bastiani Arms on Larkspur Lane has a radio ad -- just heard it on KCNR -- with the rousing tag line: "Join the Revolution!" A 2/25 posting on Yelp.com: Bastiani Arms...opening soon! Owner, John Bastiani eats, sleeps and breathes guns....
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Santa Rosa paper reports on testimony Wednesday in the case of Redding's James Koenig et al: Santa Rosa resident Marjorie Bailey, 94, testified that she lost her entire $330,000 investment despite Armitage's assurances that it was perfectly safe because it...
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From the Sacramento Business Journal: "Now that the nature of AB 32 policies and the related costs are becoming clear, we are more concerned than ever," said Tammy Boone, an NFIB member and owner of Compliance Associates in Redding. "AB...
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Sunny skies and a high temperature near 66 degrees are in store for Redding today, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say.
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I don’t really have much use for poetry I like the way words look on my computer screen I like to arrange the letters in patterns I like to think that somehow    their Randomness gives them meaning But that cavalier attitude flies in the face of the measured discipline that poets claim makes Their Words [...]
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Driven by desire and the spirit of a fallen sister, Redding’s Angry Beavers roller derby team rolled into the rink at Big League Dreams last month to
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OneWord is a writer’s prompt built on brevity. One word – fragment – and 60 seconds to come up with something.The scar is five inches from his heart, just above his left nipple. It’s jagged, white. The fragment, however, is offset from the old wound, buried under undamag
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An employee at a Redding gas station who was taking out the trash was stabbed in her arm Wednesday afternoon by a man who then ran away.
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Q: I am concerned that my 79-year-old mother-in-law is still driving. There are dents on her car, she's knocked over her mailbox and no one in my family wants to ride with her behind the wheel. We have tried to approach her with the idea of giving up her driver's license but she will have no part of it. My wife and I are co
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Did you know that a little advance planning can make the difference between tragedy and survival? Planning for an emergency can keep you and your family healthy and safe in a natural disaster, terrorist event or infectious disease outbreak
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Asphalt Cowboys kick off ticket sales for the Redding Rodeo on Wednesday by riding around town and shooting off guns.
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The article on ice cream and sound trucks misrepresented the situation. Now the Record Searchlight's person-on-the-street interview in Sunday's paper further miscued the public. Bill Ulch responded to the first article, which portrayed him essentially as a curmudgeon who wanted to outlaw ice cream trucks, with a letter to t
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My heart aches for the parents of Phoebe Prince, the 15-year-old Massachusetts high school student who committed suicide in January after being relentlessly bullied at school and online.
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Regarding that third little hatchling in our eagles;snest: He's a struggler to be sure; a fighter worthy of a fighting name. To me, he will always be Bob.
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Business briefs from the north state.
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There';s a delicate dance between a politician using his prominent name to promote a cause, and using the cause to promote himself. The steps are even trickier in high heels.
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No meters for new spaces on Sacramento
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Probation officials want man in prison
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North state briefs for April 8, 2010
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A former Anderson Fire Protection District captain Wednesday pleaded no contest to misdemeanor forgery and was ordered to perform 30 days of community service.
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Wolves take two games with little difficulty
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Shasta takes 2-game series by mercy rule against Lassen
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The Foothill High baseball team got off to a stellar start in its San Luis Obispo baseball tournament Wednesday, riding to a 7-0 shutout of Huntington Beach behind Brandon Erickson.
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Newly reorganized and emerging from bankruptcy, a historic gold mine near French Gulch is once again hiring miners.
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The U.S. Census Bureau is not sending census forms to people who have their mail delivered to post office boxes.
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On this lovely spring day, with temperatures getting close to the 70s, I am working happily and making progress on my latest custom order. I received an email with corporate papers to do this particular job. I must sign a non-disclosure form. I think that means I can’t brag about this job for this big corporation [...
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Kathryn McCallum passed her four-way test with flying colors – and earned $500 in the process. Ms. McCallum, a freshman at University Preparatory School, earned first place in the Rotary Club of Redding's Four-Way Speech Contest.
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The new California State Flower & Garden Show will take place this coming weekend: April 8 - 11, 2010 at Cal Expo in Sacramento. On Saturday April 10th at 3:00 pm, as one of the featured speakers for Pacific Horticulture, I will be…
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Preliminary autopsy results for Thomas Bennett Jr., 26, of Oakland, indicate the climber died of cerebral edema, or brain swelling caused by high altitude sickness, on Mt. Shasta late last month, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office announced this afternoon.
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All but one of the candidates running for Shasta County office attended a debate sponsored by the Shasta Association of Realtors. The only candidate not in attendance was Russell Hunt.  Sheriff Tom Bosenko attended and addressed the group briefly, in light of running unopposed in the upcoming June election.
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I've been slow to write about the candidate forum held Monday at the Redding Tea Party with district attorney candidates Jerry Benito and Steve Carlton -- too many duties calling, unfortunately. But I'll let another observer, a candidate for a...
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In this coming Saturday's column, Marc Beauchamp initially suggested city billboards including the phone number 1-800-REDDING. Not a bad concept. Unfortunately, the number is already spoken for. Dial it, and you get a brief message referring you to yet another...
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Firefighters contained this afternoon a reported mobile home fire in Cassel in eastern Shasta County.
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Five family-friendly, reasonably priced concerts are scheduled beginning Oct 13. The prices for the entire season are $70 for adults, $35 for students and $170 for families. New members who join by April 28 will be able to attend the final 2009-2010 concert, ArcheDream for HUMANKIND's "Deep Blue", for free.
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See the winners of Rail Jam 2010.
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The Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers have announced the establishment of a $5,000-(5-year) Fisheries scholarship at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California.
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Last Saturday Night at Shasta Raceway Park the weather was held back and the BCRA Midgets invaded the Anderson 3/8th's mile oval to start the 2010 racing season. Also competing were the Sonic Late Models, Les Schwab Bombers, I-5 Tire Factory Hornets, and Legends cars.
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Huge sale to benefit the animals
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A quick trip to Rome to explore history and beauty in its finest form.
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Castella sits in the shadow of Castle Crags Castella was first called Castle Rock. In the mid 1880s, its name was changed by resident William Mullen who formed the name from the word castle. Castella is located six miles north...
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I’m working on a series of prints documenting the work of Leonard Cohen. If you’d like to order a nice 9×12, signed and numbered print, let me know. Filed under: Thoughts & Musings Tagged: Leonard Cohen, Leonard Cohen prints, Phil Fountain, Philbert, prints, Suzanne
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Browsing through our archives seeking an entirely unrelated bit of information, I found a story this morning from 1991 about the new regional forester coming to speak at the Shasta-Cascade Logging Conference and the new direction he saw the Forest...
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There's a simmering complaint among some folks in Redding that the city takes too much money from Redding Electric Utility to subsidize its general fund, which essentially amounts to a tax on ratepayers to fund basic city services. But it's...
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Why don't we have lava flows like the massive upwelling that created the Columbia Plateau anymore? Just one of the 100 or so lava flows would have blanketed much of Washington State in 10,000 cubic kilometers of lava -- 10,000...
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Newly appointed Coadjutor Archbishop Jose H. Gomez reads a statement at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. As many of you have witnessed over the past decade, the continued watering down of the faith and a presentation that
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Turns out not everyone was watching the HCR debate on C-Span. From McClatchy: Questions reflecting confusion have flooded insurance companies, doctors' offices, human resources departments and business groups. "They're saying, 'Where do we get the free Obama care, and how...
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Forward to friends or relatives. From a press release this morning: Apr 07, 2010 (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) -- Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating),...
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Craig Kraffert, owner of Cascade Square at Placer and California, said no one at city hall informed or consulted with him. He e-mails a message he sent to the mayor, city council and city officials: April 6, 2010 RE: Opposition...
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An ex-captain with the Anderson Fire Protection District pleaded no contest today to misdemeanor forgery and was ordered by a Shasta County Superior Court judge to perform 30 days of community service.
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Officials with the Shasta County probation department want a 45-year-old Redding man who pleaded no contest last month to stalking his neighbors sent to prison.
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It’s going to be a sunny — and warm — day today in Redding, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say.
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A celebration is about to roll out that honors young children and all those who make a difference in the lives of young children. The California Cascade Association for the Education of Young Children (CCAEYC) and First 5 Shasta proudly celebrate…
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are deviate, identify and saturate.SpringThere’s a soft mewing coming from somewhere beyond the hydrangeas along the back fence; it’s a noise I cannot identify.I deviate from my chores and split the tangle of
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If you’re like most gardeners, you’re just itching to stick a trowel in the soil these days. When you do so, the folks who run local food banks would like you to consider sowing a few extra seeds or planting…
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Hospital bill shocking We all know the cost of living keeps going up. What else is new? I really had an eye-opener recently, and I am sure I’m not alone. I was sent for a local hospital for an in-and-out procedure, no more than four hours; surgery at 9 a.m., released to go home at 10:20 a.m. I requested a copy of my bill,
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Dear Lynne: When I look at what I pay for a little container of smoked salmon mousse, that sort of creamy mixture you spread on bread, I think maybe it’s cheaper to do myself. Do you have any information? Enough for 10 people is needed. Many thanks. — Bud in Portland, Ore. Dear Bud: Ten dollars should buy you
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Redding barbecue club shares its recipes.
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It’s true that when we buy on a price-based basis versus a needs-based basis, the items that are on the best sales at the store deplete quickly. So what’s a shopper to do? This reader is on the right track by getting a rain check.
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Tehama County supervisors Tuesday voted 4-1 to adopt a long-debated ordinance that regulates cultivation of medicinal marijuana in the county’s unincorporated areas.
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People who want a wild burro or horse of their own, like Breeveld, will have the chance to adopt one Saturday at the Redding Rodeo Grounds. The Bureau of Land Management will adopt out 10 burros and 40 wild horses that the agency rounded up from Northern California earlier this year, said BLM spokesman Jeff Fontana.
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Shasta County Board of Supervisors is expected to extend the medical marijuana moratorium today. Now they're concerned that a initiative to legalize all pot in California would render moot anything they enact.
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Redding Mayor Patrick Jones on Tuesday afternoon got state Fair Political Practices Commission clearance to vote on an interchange project for which he had lobbied on a developer’s dime, but promptly reimbursed the sum.
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The debate over the proposed Sun City Tehama development was rekindled Tuesday as county supervisors grappled with satisfying a court order requiring them to revisit one aspect of the project.
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Three men accused of running an elaborate real estate and investment Ponzi scheme that bilked more than 2,000 investors out of an estimated $200 million rejected plea bargains offered by the state attorney general’s office Tuesday.
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Shasta County has the second-highest percentage of households returning census forms in California.
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Shasta County plans to take the U.S. Forest Service to court over controversial changes to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest’s road system.
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Today in History for April 7, 2010.
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In discussing the proposal -- which the City Council OK'd in concept -- to shut down the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau and outsource its tourism marketing to the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association, local hotelier Steve Gaines said that his...
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There was some speculation on Scott Mobley's story the other day that Redding City Manager Kurt Starman and/or City Attorney Rick Duvernay knew in advance that Levenson Development was paying for Mayor Patrick Jones' trip to Washington, but didn't say...
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The expansion of the Oasis Road/Interstate 5 interchange would set the table for a large commercial retail development on land on the east side of I-5. Among the primary arguments for developing the Oasis area into a retail sector is that it's the last open freeway stretch in the city. Proponents believe it would secure a
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Now entering its ninth year, the Shasta Lake Bass Easter Baseball Classic unveils a new 32-team format in 2010. The tournament, hosted by Central Valley High School, is again at Big League Dreams with all 32 teams getting five games in over a three-day period, starting today and running through Friday.
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Redding Mayor Patrick Jones this afternoon got state Fair Political Practices Commission clearance to vote on an interchange project for which he had lobbied on a developer's dime, but promptly reimbursed the sum.
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At one point it looks like he's going to scratch his head in bewilderment.
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That's the takeaway from a new Stanford University study that's gaining headlines around the state and already being repeated in lawmakers' press releases. You can read it for the short "policy brief" version for yourself here. But the methodology is...
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After playing as a Cougar and a Knight, Matt Fogarty is now going to be a Battlin’ Bear.
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COTTONWOOD -- Shasta County Sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers have detained three people after one of them reportedly fired a gun during an argument with a neighbor over dogs running loose.
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A 34-year-old Redding woman has been arrested in connection with a February home invasion robbery and police are still seeking two men who they believe participated in it.
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As far as I know, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Steve Poizner has not made it up to Redding to campaign yet, but he'll be here next week. REDDING TOWN HALL MEETING WITH STEVE POIZNER Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 11:00 a.m. Moss...
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At the end of last year I realized that being over-weight was in many ways a selfish act. By allowing myself to be tempted with excessive eating and without much effort to resist,
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An autopsy failed today to determine the cause of death of a climber whose body was recovered last week from Mt. Shasta, a spokeswoman with the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office said.
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Redding police arrested a man at South City Park this afternoon following a stabbing incident.
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Yessiree. Hooverville was actually a tent camp settlement that existed on the outskirts of Whiskeytown during The Depression. Residents were made up of families who migrated into the area to mine for gold. The men set up small mining operations...
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Virtuoso musicianship in the form of the five-piece ensemble Joy Kills Sorrow visits the north state for an 8 p.m. Friday concert at Bernie’s Guitar (3086 Bechelli Lane) in Redding. The concert is hosted by the Oaksong Music Society, which…
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Shasta County has the second-highest percentage of households returning census forms in California.
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An electrical fire this morning burned through the attic of a home west of Redding in the Centerville area.
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The Chron reports the mixed statistics from the north state's rainy season: Shasta Reservoir, the biggest in the state, is at 85 percent of capacity, mostly due to heavy precipitation in the northern mountains. However, Oroville Reservoir on the Feather...
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RED BLUFF — An electrical fire caused an estimated $160,000 in damage Monday night to a Cody Drive home southwest of Red Bluff, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said this morning.
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The L.A. Times reads its history books and comes back with a bit of political trivia I did not know: "Except for a one-term governor at the end of the Depression, every Democrat to serve the state as governor has...
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...in filling out Census forms. So says the Chronicle: The U.S. Census has a cool new online tool showing how well census tracts are doing when it comes to returning census forms.... The national average so far is 60 percent,...
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From the Santa Rosa paper: A marathon court hearing begins Tuesday in Redding to determine whether three Northern California men should stand trial on charges of orchestrating one of the largest Ponzi schemes in state history. Prosecutors expect to call...
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Firefighters were sent this morning to a reported residential structure fire on Deschutes Road near Boyle Road.
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Three men accused of running an elaborate real estate and investment Ponzi scheme that allegedly bilked more than 2,000 investors out of an estimated $200 million rejected today plea bargains offered by the state attorney general’s office.
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It’s going to feel a little more like spring these next two days, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say.
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If you want to use Television references Mr. Benito, then I have one for you. You know that commercial where all the construction workers are running family court using the cell phones with an instant connect feature on cell phones? That would be the reference I consider most relevant. Because in that commercial they use
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It's poetry, with a twist. It's the NaiSaiKu Challenge.rain, like tears, drifts upon windows,droplets expand streetlight gloom,cool glass tempers a furrowed brow,ANOTHER INSOMNIAC NIGHTcool glass tempers a furrowed brow,droplets expand str
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In retrospect, this seems predictable. Extreme Makeover recipients tap into their new equity, and then lose the home. Perhaps Extreme Downsizing will be a spin-off hit. The show is endemic to our materialistic times. A new house won't change your life. Or it might, but not in a way you expect. Perhaps we'll all get
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A few years ago, this was listed for $259K with a Guiton pool. Built in 1987, this 1238 sq ft 3/2 has an interesting kitchen decor choice of white cabinetry and wood panels. Dune is a short walk to Alta Mesa School, or to Clover Creek walking trails. It’s a very
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What: Kool April Nights Downtown Park N Shine When: Apr 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Market Street Promenade, downtown Redding Kool April Nights is returning to Redding April 15th and will be kick
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It was a Monday night, but Bonnyview Baptist Church pews were filled with believers who leaned more political than theological. Hundreds of people gathered at the chu
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After an hour and a half behind closed doors with their attorney, Mountain Gate Community Services directors Monday said they had taken no action on hiring a new district manager.
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A Montgomery Creek man who suffered wounds to his head, neck and ear during an alleged attack by a family friend wielding a hatchet, recounted the assault Monday, saying his assailant “snapped like a light switch.” “I never saw him before like that,” said James Jackson, 50. “It was crazy. I’m still in shock.”
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A 34-year-old Vallejo man who was apparently oblivious to two bean-bag shotgun blasts and an electrical shock from a stun gun shock was finally arrested by Redding police officers Sunday night following a physical struggle with them, police reported Monday morning
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All three Republicans now vying to challenge Barbara Boxer this fall call her “vulnerable” — and much worse — at least three or four times daily. So have three major polls, all of which found the three-term Democratic senator running about even with each of her possible opponents.
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If you've seen today's print edition, you've no doubt noticed the paper looks different. Tell us what you think at telltheeditor@redding.com.
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By a sometimes tortuous and winding route, Kevin Whitehead, at 50, has found his niche at the College of the Siskiyous. He has recently launched a newspaper at the school, News and Noise.
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I have been following the story of the recent climbing ordeal on Mt. Shasta with great interest, Like Mark Thomas and Thomas Bennett Jr., I was a mountain climber. I also had a teaching credential with Shasta College for teaching rock climbing, and snow and ice climbing. I also helped organize the mountaineering program for
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Agree with his votes or not, Redding Mayor Patrick Jones is as honest as politicians come. But it turns out a sense of integrity can be so large that it leaves a blind spot. Jones still can’t see why anyone would have a problem with his taking a developer-funded trip to Washington, D.C., to lobby, as mayor, for improveme
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There are moments in life so steeped in prayer that, even if something seems to go wrong, it turns out to be just right. Months ago, when my daughter announced that she and her fiance were planning to get married in March, in an outdoor ceremony overlooking the ocean, I did what mothers do best: I bit my tongue and began to
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Bryan Parks said his small business is about to incur a big cost to ensure that it meets new federal regulations focused on lead-based paint. Owner of Parks Hardwood Floors in Cottonwood, Parks said he’ll need to pay $300 to certify the company and then $225 each for himself and his three employees to go through day-long
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What are you planning for your garden this year?
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Great value on a quiet street. New energy efficient windows, kitchen has tiled countertops & double sink. Large bonus room with wood flooring, upgraded bath rooms, indoor laundry and cozy family room. Large ba
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Cody Loe, the Shasta High School baseball player struck in the head Wednesday by a foul ball, may be released from the hospital today, his father said Monday. Todd Loe said his son’s condition rapidly improved over the weekend.
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It’s a pair of tripleheaders for the Northern Section baseball finals. The section’s executive committee approved recently a baseball advisory committee plan to consolidate the sport’s six divisional championships.
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An assailant hit a grocery clerk on the head and robbed a pack of cigarettes from a Cottonwood store tonight, according to Shasta County dispatch reports.
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A fine team of grays, belonging to O. Westbrook, who has a large excavating contract with Southern Pacific north of the depot, broke away from their driver, Harry McDonald, shortly after the dinner hour, and dragging a scraper to which they were attached, ran over him and tore down California Street and were finally stoppe
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RED BLUFF — Two Tehama County men have been arrested for allegedly using stolen ATM cards, sheriff’s deputies reported Monday.
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VESTRA Resources is accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships in its Math, Science and Technology Scholarship Program.
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Yesterday was Easter, which I guess you knew already. We had an enormous rain/wind/snow/cold front go through. Miserable. Gary & I invited supermatt41 and the Drumrights over for brunch. I made three kinds o
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Bad weather and delayed steel shipments have pushed back the opening of Redding School of the Arts by a year.
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The snowstorm and mass spinout that paralyzed Interstate 5 Friday proved lucky for one downtown Redding business.
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  Don’t drive yourself to ArtHop - Ride the Win-River ArtHop Shuttle! HawkMan Studios and anewscafe.com are excited to announce the newest addition to 2nd Saturday ArtHop: the Win-River ArtHop Shuttl
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RED BLUFF — Two Tehama County men have been arrested for allegedly using stolen ATM cards, sheriff’s deputies reported today.
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Speaking of all the comments on Sunday's editorial, I'm always amazed to see how readers' perspective on what they've just read varies. From OU812: Definition of a FAILURE: One who consistently gets themselves in the newspaper for running a lousy...
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You just never know what will push readers' buttons online. This year we've published editorials about health care, medical marijuana, and any number of controversial issues, but Sunday's piece about the assessor-recorder's race -- not, typically, the highest-profile contest on...
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A Red Bluff man was arrested Saturday after he reportedly climbed over a fence into a gated and locked auto storage yard to apparently try to remove two of his vehicles that had been towed there by law enforcement officials, sheriff’s deputies reported today.
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80 acres in ONO bald hills, off the grid, may be split into two parcels.  Very scenic property with lots of wildlife in the area. Search all available properties in the Igo/Ono area
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The first mention of him in Shasta County was at Major Reading's rancho in 1860 where he conducted a trading business. From there he moved to Portuguese Flat in the upper Sacramento River Canyon and established a general merchandise store,...
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Gathered by Jefferson Agrarian's Jim Gilmore......
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Presidents often throw out the ceremonial first pitch. But this one was different. Remember? It seems like yesterday and a very long time ago....
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MONTGOMERY CREEK — A Montgomery Creek man who suffered wounds to his head, neck and ear when he was attacked Saturday night by a family friend wielding a hatchet recounted the assault today, saying his alleged assailant “snapped like a light switch.”
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A friend got this flyer e-mailed from a SoCal chamber of commerce. If memory serves I got my NRA training at age 10 or 11, as a sixth grader at Manzanita Elementary School. But kids grow up faster these days.......
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What's that? David Mas Masumoto is giving a series of talks and readings at Shasta College? Why yes he is. This one's well worth catching, if you've any interest in food. Masumoto is a dynamite writer, as well as a...
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Here's an interesting breakthrough, reported by Science Daily. A new technique developed by Princeton University engineers for producing electricity-conducting plastics could dramatically lower the cost of manufacturing solar panels. By overcoming technical hurdles to producing plastics that are translucent, malleable...
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End of road beautiful setting with 2003 Manufactured home on permanent foundation. New deck, carpet, appliances, fixtures, etc. Shows like a brand new home. Floorplan is very open with many custom features. Proper
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A reporter for The Wall Street Journal recently outlined the latest mortgage fraud strategies. James Haggerty points out that the rate has declined but hotspots remain. He quotes data published by First American Core Logic, a company which tracks real estate related information. “Liar loans” as they
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That would be Fruit Growers Supply Company, which operated mills in places like Hilt, Westwood, Susanville and Burney to make "shook" for fruit growers like Sunkist, which in those days shipped their product in wooden boxes. Fruit Growers, notes author...
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It's a bit early to rely on the MLS data for March. It takes a while for the complete data to be entered by the brokerages. But there's no question that the full results will show local home sales are up. A lot. And inventory is down.
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A good sized and intriguing West Redding home for $85 per sq ft, at list? That’s what it looks like. We recall this from a couple years ago listed at $329K. It seems now to have fallen into the unwilling hands of the giant
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A 44-year-old Redding chiropractor accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl last year is due to have a settlement conference today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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RED BLUFF — A 22-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of drunken driving after his vehicle was found wedged between a tree and the outer carport wall of an Ash Street apartment building, police said this morning.
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A 34-year-old Vallejo man who was apparently oblivious to two bean-bag shotgun blasts and an electrical shock from a stun gun shock was finally arrested by Redding police officers Sunday night following a physical struggle with them, police reported this morning.
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Scattered showers are expected in the north state today as a cold low pressure system sweeps across the region, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento are reporting.
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What: Shasta Women’s Refuge’s Third Annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” When: April 10, 10 a.m. Where: North end of Market Street Promenade, downtown Redding The int
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Seconds after I sat down at Johnson’s Steakhouse in Weaverville, a relish tray appeared with fresh, crisp carrots and celery, lovely onyx olives and perfectly-flavored, sweet but salty bread and butter green bean
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A Fiction in 58.StepsHe walks a few steps and the waves roll in and erase where he’s been. He can see where he’s come from, but now there’s an unbroken line of surf, traceless.His pace quickens, but the results are the same. The waters swallow his past.He sweeps a toe across the sand, it
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You guys are hip to the Britt Music Festival in Jacksonville (just northwest of Ashland, Ore.), aren’t you? If you’re not, here’s a quick overview: killer outdoor amphitheater just two and a half hours drive north to the historic town of…
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In case you thought of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) in Ashland as just a summer extravaganza, you could be missing out
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What: Shasta High School presents Elton John’s musical “AIDA” - The timeless love story When: April 29, 30 and May 1, and May 6, 7 and 8. All shows start promptly at 7 pm Where: Shasta Learning Center / David Marr Theater, 2200 Eureka Way Cost: Tickets…
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What: History of Gospel Music with Dr. Dee When: April 9, 7:30 p.m. Where: Shasta College Theatre Cost: General admission tickets are $10, and student/senior tickets $7, available at the door and through the Cascade Box Office. The Shasta College Concert Choir will be joined by renowne
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Join HawkMan Studios, anewscafe.com and Maritime Seafood & Grill for THE ARTHOP AFTER-PARTY!! LIVE MUSIC BY THE GARRETT VIGGERS BAND EXTENDED RECEPTION FOR TEH
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1910: The new spur from the Southern Pacific main line to the new building of the Northern California Winery Co. in north Redding was to be commenced the next week. The final measurements for the new spur have been made.
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We can't afford 'reform' The passing of Obamacare was a sad day for America and it shows how fiscally irresponsible and corrupt the Democratic Party has become.
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An editorial last week about Shasta County's growing reliance on government for jobs pointed to some eye-opening numbers. A wider look at California, though, adds some context - and sheds further light on our region's economy.
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Ellie Andrews, 6, left, Brielle Andrews, 4, and Tanner Andrews, 9, dressed in a bear costume made to look like a bunny, all of Chico, get ready Saturday for the 24th Annual Bunny Festival Parade in Lakehead.
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President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, as well as the subsequent reconciliation bill. In signing these, he added the third leg to the structure upholding the social safety net - Social Security, Medicare and, now, near-universal health care. All were Democrat-led initiatives.
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Redding may wring nearly a dozen new parking spaces from a downtown street by painting angled slots on the pavement.The City Council on Tuesday will consider converting parallel parking on the south side of Sacramento Street between California and Pine streets. The conversion would create 11 new parking spaces, according to
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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?