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April 29th, 2010

Shasta County residents are, by and large, a tax-averse group, and we elect representatives to Sacramento and Washington who reflect that. You'd think, that being the case, that we're hideously overtaxed. Naturally everybody's situation varies, but overall, it just ain't...
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An employee at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding suffered a foot injury Thursday when he was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street on his way to work.
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Louis Freedberg writes an interesting review of California's fight against chaos along the Mexican border -- and how it succeeded, sort of, for us, but pushed the problem into our neighboring state to the east. Those controls dramatically reduced border...
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Kids will be singing, dancing, acting and playing music this weekend in three different shows.
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Millville was at one time the second-most populated town in Shasta County after Shasta.
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On the evening of June 14th, Flag Day, as a fundraiser for the Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center. On Tax Day, accoutered like George Washington, Jones used a boat to cross the Sacramento River to get to a...
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They didn’t sing or dance, but the Third District Court of Appeal took center stage today in the David Marr Theater at the Shasta Learning Center in Redding.
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A north state drug enforcement team is being accused of singling out Hispanics and other minorities by pulling them over on Interstate 5 for no reason other than their ethnicity – a claim that could thrust Shasta County into a heated national debate over racial profiling.
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The hotel no longer exists. All that remains to remind us of its existence is Oak Bottom Marina at Whiskeytown Lake. The first hotel was built in 1850 during the wild and woolly days of the beginning of the Gold...
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Just given the state of California's economy and the north state's in particular, I wouldn't be surprised to see Shasta County's population actually shrink over the past year, as job-seekers uproot themselves and their families in search of opportunities. But...
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1. Shasta High School presents Elton John's musical "Aida" 7 p.m. tonight, Saturday, Sunday and May 6-8 at David Marr Auditorium inside Shasta Learning Center, 2200 Eureka Way, Redding. Tickets are $15; available at the Cascade Theatre box office. Call 243-8877. Go to www.cascadetheatre.org. Go to
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Most of Kristin Queen's work reflects a love of fantasy, developed from an adolescence spent drawing Disney characters, animals, butterflies, fairies and mermaids. This is still reflected in her colorful, graphic work. She is an artistic dabbler, often doodling with pencils or pen and ink, a bit of painting with acrylic, so
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“I think this is the best-kept secret in Redding,” said my luncheon companion halfway through a recent meal at The Bistro on the Shasta College campus.
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The idea’s been brewing for years – and now the beer is brewing, too.
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If you’ve ever seen a Shasta High School musical, chances are good that you’ve vowed to never miss one again. This wouldn’t be the year to break that vow.
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What is wrong with this picture? Okay, the light was a little low and I’d turned off the flash so it’s not too clear but I mean something else. Here let me help. Look at the close up of the price sticker. This Canon Powershot A 520 was priced at $2 at one of may favorite [...]
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Yesterday one of the women that I advocate for, received a meager support check,that as usual had moneys illegally duducted from it by her abusive ex-husband. This Lady went down to the Bechelli branch of Premiere West Bank to cash the check where the check is drwn from; she is not able to have an account as a result of her
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As the last of the latest wintry storm moves out of the north state lots of sun and warm weather are expected this weekend. There's a 20 percent chance of showers today in Redding, where the high temperature should hit 61 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The chance of showers lingers to 11 p.m. and the l
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OUR 500th FORECLOSURE POST!  FDotD – Now Too Big To Fail!! We never expected to see this many foreclosures, or reach this dizzying literary milestone. Will we be doing 500 more FDotD posts before it’s over? We hope not, but stay tuned…
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Sayluita, Mexico, in the state of Nayarit, is a little village full of surprises. Nestled along what is now called the Riviera Nayarit, 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, Sayluita has an easy, relaxed attitude that welcomes everyone. While experiencing…
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What: Turtle Bay 2nd Annual Festa Botanica, featuring plants, art, antiques, music and gifts When: Turtle Bay Member Party Presale: Friday, April 30, 2010, 4 - 8 p.m. (Memberships available at the gate). General public
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Making an all-star team is a good accomplishment. Helping that all-star team is fun.
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Anthony Thompson is the high series king at Shasta Lanes. And he has been on a roll lately.
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The most important race from Wednesday’s Northern Athletic League tri-meet wasn't the 100-meter dash, or the 110 high hurdles.
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"The bureaucrats looked scared. It was very satisfying to see." So Kenji Nakao, a 67-year-old Tokyo retiree, told The NY Times after watching a session of the Japanese parliament at which -- imagine this! -- government agencies are forced to...
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Downtown revitalization is no longer the buzzword of bureaucrats and boosters.
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The board of directors of the financially struggling Mayers Memorial Hospital District in Fall River Mills has suspended its search for a new CEO, choosing instead to focus on a partnership with a regional hospital chain.
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Burglars ransacked the Red Bluff Round-Up Museum this week, making off with $4,000 worth of prized items in what might be the latest in a rash of burglaries in and around Red Bluff.
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Three Redding teachers have been named Shasta County teachers of the year.
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Today in History: April 29, 2010
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A dog whose master drowned in the icy waters of Big Lake in December is going to stay with the woman who adopted her after the tragedy.
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North state marketplace: April 29, 2010
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North state in brief: April 29, 2010
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Nearly nine months after fundraising efforts started for Simpson University’s community baseball field, the Redding Planning Commission today will consider a use permit application for the project.
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I had Bridgette Brick-Wells on my radio show last Saturday and, wow, no moss grows under that gal’s feet.
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What to expect from a clinical breast exam.
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The southbound lanes of Interstate 5 south of Dunsmuir have reopened tonight after they were blocked by a crashed big-rig.
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Of course, some would say saving a thought-to-be-extinct species is priceless. Here's an interesting story from High Country News about the re-discovery of the Franciscan manzanita. This bit must be every project manager's nightmare: For decades, the low-growing shrub was...
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A 31-year-old Tehama County man has been sentenced to six years in prison for beating a 2-year-old girl.
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I have been wondering when and who will be the first courageous Bishop to begin the process of cleaning up our church and clarifying with rightful authority
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Bill Miesse, curator of the Art of Mt. Shasta exhibit at Turtle Bay, e-mails to suggest hurrying up to go see it before the exhibit is dismantled and disperses. Back in January you published a great review by Tim Holt...
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Within a decade, Arizona will be as reliably Democratic as California is today. And when that day arrives, we'll be able to trace it all to last Friday's passage of SB 1070. So writes Kos of the liberal website DailyKos....
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What: Duplicate Bridge Lessons at the Redding Library When: May 4, 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Community Room of the Redding Library Feeling like it’s time to shake those cobwebs out of the old noggin? Games like bridge have been shown to improve cognitive function…
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Honest, they do! It was included in a purchase of 451 acres of land purchased for the establishment of Benton Field in 1927. If the city still owns it, could it be the answer to their current financial crisis? When...
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It’s funny how some people are eager to tell everyone they know about their high blood pressure or gout or last week’s asthma attack. The conversation may quickly turn into too much information, but you nod your head and say…
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The beginning of that entertaining broadcast debate last week. Here's the link:...
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Great tools from the state of California Digital Information Department give us a way to estimate the height of Shasta Dam in June.
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Donut pillow number two is up at ye olde DarcyArts etsy shop! I love, love making the donuts. This one is really cuddly and soft and it looks like something good to bite but don’t. Rest your head instead. I am working to find the exact right color combination for the maple bar. I think [...]
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As he tells the Stockton Record: (Redding hotelier) Steve Gaines, president of Redding-based Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association, expects a brisk summer business and travel to the eight Northern California counties. "We are projecting a pronounced upswing in rural tourism," Gaines...
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The only reason ANY thing such as MJ, Alcohol or even Tobacco are a "GATEWAY" is because adults lie to children. They should be given the facts truthfully and taught how to make reasonable decisions based on potential consequences instead of just doing what they are told out of fear! Fear is instilled by the adults in their
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The traffic lights at California Street and Eureka Way were back on this morning after a temporary outage in downtown Redding.
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Join the Shasta SOB (Society of Brewers) on Saturday May 1 for National Big Brew Day. See home brew being made. Across from the Library in Redding. Click to the Shasta Society of Brewers webpage for more. Big brews, it’s Really Redding.
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Rain showers are likely today, with a thunderstorm possibly rolling in after 11 a.m.
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Today’s FDotD looks like a worthy investment. Check out the brand new office building directly adjacent to the left. Easy walking distance to shopping, City Hall, and our gleaming public library. Inexpensive and urban, this one seems well worth a look. Representing the seller
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SHASTA COUNTY!!! We need your support for AB 2475 right now! Assemblyman Jim Beall has introduced AB 2475 that eliminates quasi-judicial immunity for private sector court appointees (minors counsel, custody evaluators, special masters, therapists, etc). If this bill passes, then private sector court appointees will no longe
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The concept of living a life that is guided by strong values, ethics, honesty, and being honorable has long been the formula to a life of what many would consider being of a charac
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I thoroughly enjoy Turtle Bay, the Sundial Bridge and our amazing Sacramento River Trail. But often in the heat of the summer, after a walk from the museum through the arboretum, I feel like I need aloe, a respirator and IV fluids. Now there's a better way to enjoy our community's natural treasures without sun stroke, lack
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Jerry Vallotton is ready for a new addiction. So that means no more doing what has been giving him the ultimate high for 21 seasons.
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The Red Hawks have their conference championship.
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Shasta College's Bethany Rasmussen won the women's 10,000-meter race at the Golden Valley Conference track and field championships at College of the Siskiyous on Tuesday.
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What looked to be a runaway early in the season is now starting to look like a close race.
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Dear Lynne: Our big treat is rack of lamb, and we found a local, organic, grass-fed source. But the rack came with all the ribs attached with their meat and fat, instead of the meat and fat scraped off the ribs, what is called “frenching.” Is frenching merely for aesthetics, or is it necessary to cook the rack correc
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Here are a couple of recipes from “Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresistible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights."
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Redding native Gabriel Constans' latest book, a smoothie recipe compilation titled "Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresistible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights" is a testament to his affinity for smoothie-making.
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I recently printed some coupons for $2.50 off picture hanging hooks. Then, I saw the hooks on clearance for 99 cents. I was so excited to think that I would get the item for free and possibly make money. The checker and the manager weren't going to let me use the coupon, but decided to give me the item for free, with 99 ce
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If you're going to lecture politicians about "pretty basic history," shouldn't you at least get your pretty basic details straight? From The NY Times' lead editorial: Congressional Republicans have concluded that screaming foul about the banking bailout and blocking financial...
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The Red Bluff Round-Up Museum was ransacked with the burglars making off with more than $4,000 worth of prized items from display cabinets.
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It's not like Redding has become a job-hunter's paradise or anything, but on Joel Kotkin's annual ranking of the best cities for job growth, it has climbed just a hair -- from 328 out of 336 cities nationally last year...
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One year after going bankrupt and closing nearly 60 stores across the West, Gottschalk is back.
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Changes made two weeks ago by the Redding Planning Commission to “clean up” a zoning ordinance helped pave the way for Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s proposed hotel.
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RED BLUFF — With barely a whiff in the air of a planned marijuana celebration, Tehama County supervisors Tuesday approved an update of a 40-year-old law originally designed to regulate free outdoor rock festivals.
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Regional planners Tuesday raised questions about whether the north state’s rural lifestyle can mesh with the kinds of changes experts say are necessary to combat global warming.
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RED BLUFF — To satisfy a court ruling, county supervisors Tuesday canceled prior approvals of the proposed Sun City Tehama project and immediately put new ones in place.
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Wildfire protection plans under the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Pilot Project will continue to be updated and monitored despite the collapse of the project’s joint powers agreement.
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An ex-clerk at a Redding gas station-convenience store was sentenced to a 60-day work program and three years of probation Tuesday for her role in staging a July 4 armed robbery at her former workplace.
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It’s been a rough few years for community health clinics, as state budget cuts have sliced grants and reimbursement dollars for poor, uninsured patients.
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North state in brief: April 28, 2010
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North state marketplace: April 28, 2010
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Today in History: April 28, 2010
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A dog whose master drowned in the icy waters of Big Lake in December needs a new home.
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My bad. A write-up I did in DATE last week on Guadalajara's famous Cinco de Mayo music fest apparently didn't translate. Two comments: Carbondated writes: LOL Forgive me but I must ask.What day is Cinco de Mayo this year?Believe it...
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We need your support for AB 2475 right now! Assemblyman Jim Beall has introduced AB 2475 that eliminates quasi-judicial immunity for private sector court appointees (minors counsel, custody evaluators, special masters, therapists, etc). If this bill passes, then private sector court appointees will no longer be protected fr
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An oak tree fell into the Social Science Building at Shasta College on Tuesday. No one was injured when the tree fell into the building at about 3:30 p.m.
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The New York Times, in a piece just now on the debt crisis gripping Greece and Portugal, quotes a European Central Bank vice president, a Mr. Papademos: "The persistence of sizeable fiscal imbalances in Europe and elsewhere may undermine the...
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A blown fuse cut power to 71 Pacific Gas and Electric customers for about an hour this afternoon in Anderson.
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I didn't even know the Redding Planning Commission was meeting this week, but it is -- on Thursday -- and it's taking up a very big project: Simpson University's long-discussed new baseball stadium. The project would be s great for...
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They get in your stuff, tattle every chance they get, pull every mean stunt they can think of, follow you around like a puppy till you scream, infuriate you beyond reasonable means!  Then they have the audacity to make you love them... and now mine has the gall to fall irreparably ill.... Damn her anyway..
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In an Op-Ed defending California's initiative system from detractors (like, um, the R-S) who see it as, lately, just another tool wielded by special interests, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers' Association's Jon Coupal serves up a bit of political trivia that...
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Back Action Flat was the flat area on the top of the steep hill above the settlement of Montgomery Creek. Way back during the days of the teamsters, Herbert Bass owned this property from Montgomery Creek all the way up...
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How's our new CD coming along? We still have several tracks to record and master, but I'm calling this progress. Thank you, Picasa 3.
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Who said meetings were boring? Not for us! Here we (Historic Watchdogs) are on Sunday afternoon during our meeting, eating, laughing, watching, watching, watching for a salmon to swim by (we didn't see one), talking about the historic places we...
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I come from a long, unrelenting line of country folks that all came to this country before the revolution, so there isn’t much ethnicity in my family except a sort of reverse one. I always tell people that I am…
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The newly formed Shasta County chapter of The CPPA will have a booth at "Take Back The Day" This Wednesday at 5:00 pm at the Redding civic Center (City Hall).The response to The CPPA and it's main cause, to stop abusive family court and it's criminally inclined components, has been overwhelming You may have heard The
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Okay, so this green frog and I are not actually formally acquainted. But he or she does live in my yard, on my Rhododendron. Another sign we’re having a good rain year. It’s Really Redding.
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A wind advisory is up for the Redding area today, with gusts expected to hit 40 to 50 mph.
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Today’s FDotD is very nearby to all of central Redding amenities like River Trail to Turtle Bay and Arboretum, Redding Golf Course, Aquatic Center, etc. The nice pool is a bonus at this price. The
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OneWord is a exercise in brevity. Sixty seconds, one word, go. That word is "blocks."If she walks fast enough, she thinks, the past will fade from her view, her memory. So she walks at a New York clip, face shielded with a cheap black umbrella picked up from a hawker outside the
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It’s been called the slow food or whole food or organic food movement. Whatever you call it, it’s continuing to gain momentum across the country and here in the north state as well. The latest and most exciting development is the…
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What: Turtle Bay Exploration Park announces GPS Adventures exhibition opens May 1 When: May 1 through Sep 6 Where: Turtle Bay Exploration Park Cost: FREE with Park admission ($14 for adults & $10 for Seniors and Children) Get lost in the maze and learn how to…
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We had our differences, yes. So many differences. But four years is a long time to stay together, especially in a graceless age of planned obsolescence, where nothing is expected to last for long and relationships die quicker than a potted mum on my back patio.
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As the Great Recession took hold in 2008, per capita personal income in Shasta County barely nudged forward to $34,527.
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The Red Bluff High School boys golf team kept its hold on the top spot in the Eastern Athletic League standings Monday at Palo Cedro Golf Course, rebounding from a slow start on the front nine to post the lowest score on the back nine.
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Home sales in Shasta County surged forward in March as buyers took advantage of tax incentives and falling prices.
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As 10 million of their brethren navigate 200 miles of the Sacramento River to reach the sea, an additional 1.3 million young salmon are growing and waiting for a truck ride south.
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An unemployed Redding nurse is facing drunken-driving charges for at least the sixth time, and the state’s nursing board has again moved to take her license away.
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Bella Vista Water District directors delayed Monday approving a series of residential and agricultural water rate increases after an attorney representing several tax-exempt groups, including the McConnell Foundation and Shasta College, warned that the proposed rate hikes affecting his nonprofit clients were illegal.
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A Redding man accused of kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old mentally disabled woman rejected a plea-bargain offer Monday that would have sent him to prison for 24 years.
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The pitcher with the lightning-fast pitches and 16 strikeouts lost to the pitcher that struck out four with snail-like slow stuff Monday in yet another tight Eastern Athletic League softball matchup.
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An unusual rain pattern may be to blame for high pollen counts making people miserable in the north state.
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In 1910: Sheriff Montgomery, assisted by Tom Kinloch, the Gladstone mine employee, went to Folsom and San Quentin on Thursday night's train, having in charge Ralph Newman and Harry Douglas, who pleaded guilty to robbery and each sentenced to 10 years, one in Folsom and one in San Quentin.
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Why were you given your name? Do you like it? What would you like to change it to?
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A Redding man accused of kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old mentally disabled woman rejected today a plea bargain offer calling for him to serve 24 years in prison.
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Some day, old farts like me will regale the young with stories about how we used to have to carry our data around on "floppy disks," and they'll laugh that the world was ever so primitive. This thought inspired by...
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Bruce Barron culminates his life achievements celebrating his 90th birthday.
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In the state's largest paper. From the editorial page of Sunday's LA Times Ours is an age of magnificent new bridges. In the past decade a new era of artistry and technical mastery has yielded a new generation of brilliant...
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A 30-year-old Millville man was arrested by Redding police this morning after officers found 14 bags of hallucinogenic mushrooms in his vehicle.
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Tina Marlin of Redding pours a mean cup of organic coffee for $1.35. Every Wednesday that same cup is 75 cents. Bring your cup from home and you pay 75 cents any day of the week....
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Parking Lot Sale all this week at the Another Chance Animal Welfare League Thrift Store and Adoption Center, 9384-C Deschutes Road in Palo Cedro.
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What: Southtown Strummers Sing-Along Concert When: May 2, 2 p.m. Where: State Theatre 333 Oak Street Red Bluff Cost: Free The Strummers have been playing together for about 35 years, performing at jazz festivals, private parties and conventions. The foursome have become the best
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What: Live Stand Up Comedy - Aaron & Friends When: May 8, 7:30 p.m. Where: State Theatre 333 Oak Street Red Bluff Cost: Advance $10/Door $12 Tickets available at M & M Ranch House; RB Grocery Outlet Stage Left Entertainment presents “Another Comedian,” f
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A head-on wreck in Anderson this morning closed North Street near Interstate 5 for a half hour.
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What: Images from a Glass Eye International Juried Photography Show, sponsored by the Tehama County Photo Club of Red Bluff, CA. When: Images accepted now through Sunday, May 23, 2010. Exhibit runs Aug. 13 to Sept. 10, 2010, at The Big Picture,…
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These are photos of the business district on Main Street in downtown Millville. The top photo was taken in the 1860s and the bottom photo was taken in the 1880s. The big building on the right in the 1880s photo...
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And some folks complain about the salaries at Redding City Hall....Here's a link to the Chronicle story, which was the banner head in today's print edition. Excerpt: More than 1 in 3 of San Francisco's nearly 27,000 city workers earned...
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One successful Hilltop/Dana businessman contends that the city of Redding's push to develop Oasis Road as a new retail center (and home to Costco) is already having a negative impact on the Hilltop/Dana neighborhood. Think about it, he told me...
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Sniffling, sneezing and struggling through allergy season this year? You may want to lay off alcohol for a while. Studies have found that alcohol can cause or worsen the common symptoms of asthma and hay fever, like sneezing, itching, headaches and…
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Within the Shasta-Trinity National Forest there are two lookout towers eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, and outdoor lovers can behold a whole new view of the world by booking overnight stays in the
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It's spring, and time to do some quality cleaning on your computer. Below are tips for both PCs and Macs.
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Q: How is the inheritance tax law changing in 2011? What can investors do to prepare for it to help their heirs get the most from the estate?
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The Family of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) is a congregation of priests, sisters, and lay apostles, including married deacons. All the members share a common spirituality, mission and vision, as they strive to imitate and live the life of Christ. Each vocation finds its identity as s
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What dad doesn't want his Son to grow up with a strong work ethic, the ability to take on huge tasks and accomplish them, and understand the dignity of w
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Three Burney residents were injured Monday morning when the vehicle they were riding in went off Highway 299 and rolled several times, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Using Twitter and Facebook helps. I'm sure there's a Harvard Business School masters thesis in Crown Camera. How a locally owned camera shop has survived and prospered in downtown Redding for 50-plus years and weathered all the technological change in...
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The waterfall photo you see here was taken from the deck of this home, now for sale at a very attrac
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Readers know I’ve been in the habit of keeping farmer’s hours. I’m up at 5 a.m., sometime earlier but I’ve been trying to stay up a little later as we head toward Sunday nights. It’s all for the love of Breaking Bad. I have to stay awake until 10 p.m. and be somewhat coherent to [...]
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A nifty local company. An excerpt: How a small computer repair company stole market share from Best Buy and embarked on a national expansion. ... For many small companies, the local arrival of a large corporation sounds the proverbial death...
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Today’s FDotD offers much for the money. Situated on an acre not far from the city. In addition to the 2 car garage you can see in the photo, it has a shop you can barely see on the right in gold. It’s listed as a 4/2.5 of 2196 sq ft and built in 1972. At some
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Despite increasing clouds over Redding today, the high should hit 73 degrees.
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I just ordered a new book and can't wait to read it. In Signs of Life: 40 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots, Dr. Scott Hahn guides readers through the Catholic C
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Yeah, I got time for a Fiction in 58.Spare ChangeHe begs for your change, stooped over, hand out. Says “bless you, sir, bless you ma’am,” even when there’s no money exchanged. He dares to look you in the eye. He smiles, nearly toothless. At the end of the night, pockets bulging, he walks to a parke
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What: Slow Food Shasta Cascade Luau at Llano Seco Rancho When: Sunday, May 2 Ranch Tours are FREE 1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Dinner Tickets are $5 (12 & under) - $25 (adults) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where: Llano Seco Rancho 8369 Hugh Baber Lane Chico, Ca. 95926
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There’s no excuse not to work outside with these great warm temperatures. Well, unless my excuse is that I need new clippers, or hand shovels, or some pretty little party lights. The Redding Grocery Outlet Bargain Market on Churn Creek Road…
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That was quite a weekend of motorized activity in Anderson. The Hot-O-Rama (a fun event no matter how you spell it!) ran from Thursday through Saturday at the Shasta District Fairgrounds. About 200 vehicles from Hot-O-Rama and elsewhere participated in…
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I read in the paper yesterday about the FTO gene, nicknamed the “fatso” gene.  (Ha-ha, aren’t those scientists cute and zany? Not. ) One in six adults carry two copies of the gene variant; they weigh on the average seven…
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What: Safe Haven Horse Rescue’s Spring Playday When: May 2, 9 a.m. (sign in 7 a.m.) Where: Bobby Jones Arena, Cottonwood Cost: $35 all day or $5 per event More information
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With Arbor Day close at hand, I would like to share a little history of this holiday we tree-huggers look forward to each year.
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Photos by Mike Burke Press release by Anna Bengtsson. At a breakfast awards ceremony April 21 at the Win-River Casino Event Center, the
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The effort to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in California has evolved from grand statements of global leadership to the nitty-gritty chores of program design, regulation writing, and selection of economic winners and losers.
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In order to improve water quality for Enterprise and Cascade (South Redding)-area residents, Redding Municipal Utilities crews will flush water mains at fire hydrants Tuesday (April 27) through Friday (April 30). The annual springtime flushing helps remove sediment that builds…
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A new disc golf course is growing through the tangles of manzanita in north Redding.
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Shasta County supervisors Tuesday will consider tripling the amount of money their department can spend on some contracts without administrative approval.
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Today in history for April 26, 2010.
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The claim for an outright league title took longer than expected, but Simpson University got the result it was looking for.
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Christa Prior set three Shasta College school records and was named the Bay Valley Conference Female Swimmer of the Year at the BVC Championships this weekend at Solano College in Fairfield.
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In much of the country, for much of the last decade, renting a home has usually been a better financial move than buying one. It’s been true in Southern California, San Francisco, Phoenix, Las Vegas and large parts of Florida,…
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If you'll notice a drop-off in blog production around The Tension, I'm on vacation.I'm currently living in a 900 square foot townhouse is Spanish Harlem, New York.For the next eight days.The first "real" vacation I've had since 2007.You'll excuse me if I wander.I'll be soaking up NYC, looking f
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Police are scouring the area of Placer and Pleasant streets in west Redding this afternoon looking for a man.
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Let us begin the Hike! Although it was an 80 degree day, it was just perfect
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Friday was the annual State of Jefferson conference. This year it was held at the Sisson Museum in Mount Shasta. Had to get up at 5:00 a.m. to arrive on time for that one. But I made it! Great day....
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What: Siskiyou and Weed Arts Councils host SAC/WAC ART ATTACK When: Apr 25, 4 to 9 p.m. Where: Black Butte Saloon 259 Main Street, Weed Siskiyou and Weed Arts Councils will hold the SAC/WAC ART ATTACK Sunday, April 25,
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 This picture is of the two men who brought Voodoo Donuts into the world – Kenneth Pogson and Tres Shannon. I have donuts on the brain today. Maple Bars to be exact. This is a Voodoo Doughnut bacon maple bar. As I’ve said, I’m itching to make a plush version. I bought a maple bar yesterday [...]
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North state residents will enjoy one more day of warm spring weather before a wet weather pattern moves into the region late Monday.
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What’s all the scratchin’ and peckin’ about? For the good dope, check out Doni Greenberg’s latest,
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What: Book release and public reception for “Burning Bears Fall From the Sky” with Author Peter Edridge When: May 1, 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Igo Store 6490 Placer St., Igo The public is invited to meet author Peter Edridge on Saturday, May 1st, 6:00 pm.…
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Will anything wake the city of Redding’s unions up to the reality of today’s economy? Maybe the crashing noise when the city’s finances go over a cliff because of labor stonewalling.
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California’s lawmakers may have a harder time hanging onto their paychecks than the CEOs of government-rescued corporations. Not that that’s all bad.
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Personally, I read the fine print text of the proposed laws first, then the analyst’s opinion and lastly the ballot arguments. I do so because I want to know exactly what the proposed law’s language is prior to reading the half-truths, puffery and outright lies contained in the ballot arguments.
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Clark and Louise Tuthill and Richard and Mary Burns had a grand recent visit to Christmas Island. The island is a geographical giant, the planet’s largest coral atoll — 250 square miles of white sand, iridescent lagoons and coconut palms.
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Fun facts about butterflies.
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Time, date and place for the Wings of Summer exhibit at Turtle Bay.
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On May 1, Turtle Bay will open its Wings of Summer butterfly exhibit that features up to 35 species of butterflies that will flit in a netted enclosure filled with butterfly friendly plants and fruit, said Sharon Dale, curator of animal programs at Turtle Bay. Last year, more than 46,000 people visited the exhibit.
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One of my dreams I've carried for awhile now is road-tripping as a family without DVDs or video games. It all started when my brand new portable DVD player promptly broke five days past its three-month warranty, and there was no way I was going to drop money on a new one. We have family stretched all throughout the Golden S
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Also on May 1, Turtle Bay Exploration Park will open GPS Adventures, a maze exhibition that teaches visitors how to geocache using GPS technology.
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Dear Straight Talk: I would like to go to prom, but I doubt I have the nerve to ask the girl I like, and I doubt she would accept since I've never told her I like her. Is there a way to tell if a girl will say yes? I don't want to feel so rejected that I give up on going altogether. However, if I asked another girl instead,
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"The earthquake did it," I said as we stood looking at the wounded door. It sounded logical to me to blame it on a recent temblor, but I don't think Fran believed it for one second. She's been around me too long to take the bait on that one.
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Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, the authors of"Wherever There's a Fight,: will discuss their book at 3 p.m. May 2 at a meeting of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1815 Sheridan St., Redding.
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Lake Boulevard in Redding is blocked tonight near the Park Villa Mobile Home Park because at least one crash has knocked power lines into the roadway.
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Lake Boulevard in Redding, closed late Saturday night after at least one vehicle crashed and knocked out power lines, was reopened early this morning.
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Q: When sitting at a stop light, not moving, can we legally text or make a quick call which ends before we begin moving?
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Meet three young people who have taken the entrepreneurial leap.
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Growing up as a Navy brat, I moved around — a lot. Every four years, friends were left behind as a new town, new school and, ultimately, new friends waited.
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Dear Babe: I have a couple of cards and wonder if I should keep them or just give them to a nephew. One’s a 1991 Leaf Kurt Stillwell card (No. 26) and the other is a Dwight Gooden Diamond Kings card (26).
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No NFL team called Matt Nichols’ name during the 2010 NFL Draft.
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The Shasta College baseball swept visiting Lassen 12-2 and 11-2 on Saturday, keeping up a late push toward a potential postseason bid.
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Protecting watersheds is not an abstract notion to Carl Weidert.
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Everyone tosses that foam packaging that comes with our favorite electronics, right?
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Synthetic pesticides are designed to eliminate insects, and can wipe out not only the pests but the beneficial bugs as well.
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Spring brings a double-edged sword — winter’s end and flea season.
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Shasta County faces a dilemma — how to encourage substantially less driving in a place designed around the automobile.
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Even though she hadn’t met them before, Lori Rosen was happy to see the three people who showed up at her home Saturday morning.
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The Bella Vista Water District board will consider increasing rates Monday.
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Sixty-nine-year-old Dale Trudeau is like the Cal Ripken Jr. of the Shasta County grand jury.
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Shut up and listen. Knowing when to do both are traits sought in a good Shasta County grand juror.
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Operators of a San Francisco clinic are mum, other than to say they’re considering Redding, but it appears Green Relief Natural Health Clinic is coming to the Mission Square shopping center on Bechelli Lane.
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North state in brief: April 25, 2010
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Shasta County’s 19-member grand jury has long been perceived by critics as a toothless watchdog.
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Today in History: April 25, 2010
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My oldest brother (Kevin) finally found a lady to Marry (Carol). Out of the 6 boys (My Brothers), Kevin was the last to hold out, but he popped the question tonight as a surprise (Not a surprise to Kevin -
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Eastern Washington quarterback Matt Nichols, a 2005 West Valley High School graduate, has been picked up as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after not getting selected in the 2010 NFL Draft.
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The man who dedicated Shasta Dam dedicated it in absentia meaning he didn't attend a ceremony at the dam. Instead, a letter was read from him which formally signalized the completion of the massive dam that spreads nearly three-quarters of...
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Well, my love of creating dolls has led me on a wild ride somehow. I have fallen down the rabbit hole but into something much sweeter than Alice ever did. In my search for contemporary doll makers, an exploration both inspiring and intimidating, I have found a wealth of things that are really just too much and in the v
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Imagine if you will a world without trees. Virtually no trees. What would it look like? Feel like? Vast. Spare. Hot. Cold. Windswept. Desert landscapes, grassland prairies and plains come to my mind. In their own way
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Expect a sunny spring day today, with a high temperature around 77 degrees, the National Weather Service says. The low tonight will be around 46. Sunday will continue to warm up, with a high around 81 and an overnight low about 77.
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Live long enough, styles in clothing and architecture come around again. According to the New York Times, "Brutalism" (our starkly beautiful concrete convention center is an example) is now making something of a comeback. Read about it and see examples...
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For our family, Mother's Day is all about the Cottonwood Rodeo. But there's no reason it can't be all about Rodeo and Scones, too. To be honest, the only thing I've ever purchased at Neiman Marcu
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So many of us attempt to learn about certain issues and documents through the interpretation of others. This is often necessary for complex issues since teachers often have a skill at taking complex issues a
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A fire destroyed an unoccupied mobile home Friday morning at the Amberwood Mobile Home Park on Trefoil Lane. No one was injured.
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So many will try to tell you that your baby really isn't a baby yet, that it is just a blob of something. This is a lie perpetrated by evil. Click
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Never been much into cars — the three automobiles I’ve owned have been unremarkable utilitarian Japanese subcompacts. That puts me in the minority obviously, which is a good thing for Detroit and Redding, our fair city.
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I can remember calling up a friend on more than one occasion and asking him to meet me at some location with his car and a rope or chain. This was legal then and is still lawful today, but not on the freeway. The state vehicle code says, "No person shall operate a vehicle towing another motor vehicle upon a freeway unless
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Q. How does your faith tradition address former members who have left your church, temple, mosque, etc.? How does your faith usually welcome back people who return?
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The Shasta High School baseball team won its fifth straight game, beating crosstown rival Enterprise 8-3 on Friday.
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Not long after Frank Smith pulled up in his ’65 Lincoln Continental rat rod, the owner of the shiny classic car parked next to him fired up his rig and skedaddled.
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It’s not exactly Yasgur’s Farm, but a proposed hemp fest in a hayfield south of town has county officials scurrying to update a Woodstock-era law.
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Employees displaced by such high-profile business closures as Circuit City, Gottschalks and Mervyn’s are getting more help from the state.
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Emmett Koerperich, the current principal of Central Valley High School in Shasta Lake, will take the helm of West Valley High School on July 1.
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SACRAMENTO — Legislation that would make adult “social hosts” civilly liable for furnishing alcohol to minors has been unanimously approved by the state Assembly.
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Today in History: April 24, 2010
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North state marketplace: April 24, 2010
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North state in brief: April 24, 2010
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Five months after closing unexpectedly, Redding’s oldest public golf course again was open for business Friday.
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Back in 2005-2006, the Cubs actually won the Northern Athletic League title and went 19-4. Back then, a couple of standouts on the team were Shane Battles and Cody McCary. Both are still in the area these days, but banging out homers at Shasta College and Simpson University.
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Making the perfect relay throw, taking the extra base when available or turning a timely double play; those were the small things that helped the Red Bluff High School baseball team beat Foothill 4-2 at home Friday in a key Eastern Athletic League game.
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To keep the global economy on track, people in the United States and the rest of the developed world need to work longer before retiring, pay higher taxes and expect less from government. And the cheap imports lining the shelves...
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In a detailed letter to Turtle Bay members, Arch Pugh, the board's vice chairman, explains the some of the ins and outs of the museum's hotel venture. The interesting part to me: It sounds as if the museum is almost...
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Here's an interesting wrinkle in the global-warming wars. Mother Jones reports that News Corp., parent company of Fox News, is going green. In the Fox News universe, the world is definitely not warming. Quite the opposite: Climate change is "bunk,"...
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...over his $177,000 annual City of Redding pension. But the new updated and expanding CalPERS' $100,000 a year pension club shows that our former fire chief and former police chief have quietly moved into his neighborhood. From the California Pension...
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If you're going.
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Plant signs at McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens nursery are a resource for north state gardeners.
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Shasta Rose Society isn't holding its traditional rose tour this year, but the group has new rose-filled event planned.
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HomeHop, gardening classes and more are planned.
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A house can fall out of escrow due to various circumstances.
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Emergency crews are responding to a car wreck involving a school bus off Old Oregon Trail in North Redding.
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For now, the giant blades that will be generating electricity up on Hatchet Ridge are sitting by the railroad tracks down by Gerber. Check out the photo sent in by reader Tom Wess....
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The gloves came off this morning on the radio. From the opening seconds of this 90-minute showdown it was clear these guys don't like each other. Benito tried to paint Carlton as out of touch, late 20th century. Carlton at...
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Huge Wind Mill Blades, a sight to behold!
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That's the question I posed to Frank Strazzarino, Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce president, after getting an e-mail last week from a local print shop. Lacy Lamoire of Computer Typesetting & Graphics wrote it's hypocritical for the chamber to promote shopping local when the business advocacy group goes ou
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Men and women can certainly have different opinions when it comes to raising children. But can fathers actually make their children more prone to accidents and injury?
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My son Sean and I loaded the Vegetable garden with 2 yards of new Manure Mix and prepped them for planting.
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KFPR radio went off the air this morning and isn't expected to come back on until about 3:30 p.m. today. The outage only affects the Redding area, a KCHO official said.
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The OC Register relays word that the $100,000 Club -- a pension-reform group's roster of California's richest public retiress -- has grown by nearly 50 percent from last year. Read 'em and weep....
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What: “Shirley Valentine” Starring Susan Daugherty at Riverfront Playhouse When: Apr 23 and 24 Where: Riverfront Playhouse Cost: $15 festival seating, tickets available at Vinter’s Cellar
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This morning Carl and Linda Bott mediated a debate between incumbent Shasta County District Attorney, Jerry Benito, and challenger for the office Steve carlton.Jerry Benito sounded rehearsed and clean, while Mr. carlton was choppy and not very well spoken. One might surmise that The less rehearsed and smooth a candida
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What: Golden Umbrella’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will Salute Tehama County Volunteers at the 39th Annual Recognition Luncheon When: Apr 23, 11:30 a.m. Where: Red Bluff Elks Lodge 355 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff Golden Umbrella’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (
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My first funeral as the Presider at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery.
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Energy is great stuff, and in Northern California we use a lot of it to get around, power our homes, and produce the goods and services that make up our economy. Many people think of energy efficiency and renewable energy as expensive. In fact, they can save you money. The purpose of this guide is to help you decide what ki
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Much goes on in the garden that the naked eye can miss (click pic for closer view). Tiny bugs blend perfectly with the plant on which they feast. Aphids are the same color green as these tall stalks of parsley. Can you see them? The Ladybug can. The familiar red bug is in the garden [...]
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Sorry everyone, but because I will be away from an internet connection most of the day, I am reluctantly cancelling today's contest. The contest will be back next Friday, April 30th at 9:00 a.m. See you then!...
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For a historian, that is. The Siskiyou County Library in Yreka has a new digital microfilm reader, thanks to a grant from the Shasta Regional Community Foundation and others. Details here. The readers are notoriously clunky, temperamental machines. This brings...
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The Republican candidate for governor isn't hiding behind platitudes. From the L.A. Times: Republican candidate for governor Meg Whitman on Thursday proposed a major restructuring of state worker pensions that she said would dramatically lessen the billions of dollars that...
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Here’s a bank owned home in the popular Ravenwood subdivision of Redding. Probably, the actual house is more level than the photo. Built in 1994, it’s listed as a 3/2 of 1304 sq ft. It would appear to have fallen into the unwilling hands of Aurora Loan Services
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Manzanita is truly ubiquitous around here. The hardy bush thrives in solid clay, hard rock, and parched earth. I’ve sometimes heard harsh language used to describe this tenacious plant, for all sorts of reasons. But then I’ve seen the leaves sparkle in morning frost and dew. And I’ve admired the sculptural
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Enjoy the nice weekend weather. It’s not going to last too long. A winter-like Pacific storm is expected to sweep across Northern California Monday night and Tuesday, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s forecast in Redding calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 77 degrees. S
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COTTONWOOD — A fire destroyed an unoccupied mobile home this morning at the Amberwood Mobile Home Park on Trefoil Lane here.
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Why pay for entertainment when we can attend Redding City Council sessions for free? Drama, enlightenment, humor, sarcasm, open hostility, thinly veiled put-downs, blunders, misunderstandings were all there Tuesday
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What do you get when you take a lame Hanna-Barbera cartoon from the 1960s and bring it forward and make it all smarmy and shit?You get "Space Ghost Coast-to-Coast.Cartoon Network started airing the talk-show format (Space Ghost is the host, Zorak, his praying mantis nemesis is the band director) in 1994.Wh
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On Earth Day, I jumped into my 5,000-pound pickup truck and drove 14 miles into and across town to Shasta College, where I listened to people in a windowless, overly air-conditioned lecture hall talk about sustainability. Irony is alive and well. But…
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One guy I just can’t help but smile when I’m around is Banjo Bill Collins. He’s a talented musician, singer, actor, comedian, composer, director, playwright — OK, he’s an all-around performer. He’s also the master of ceremonies for the Westside Performing…
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I was sent this from a friend on Facebook (Robert Nicodemo) and feel it is worth reflection. (Some minor adjustm
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Second Amendment advocates have held a series of provocative events in the past few months to protest what they see as an erosion of their right to keep and bear arms. And, as if on cue, liberals in the state Assembly are working hard to prove them right.
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Shasta Historical Soceity seeks volunteers to help with office tasks.
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Three Dunsmuir residents have created a new band that plays vintage classics.
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It no longer has a formal address because it has been abandoned and has almost been swallowed up by the surrounding buildings. Its physical location is directly behind the present Shasta County courthouse. Even though it blends in well with the surrounding buildings, it can be easily identified by the bars on the windows.
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In 1910: The new water system for the town of Cottonwood was well under way and was to be completed in short order. The system consisted of an elevated 4,000-gallon tank built on a cement foundation. Besides supplying the residents with pure water, fire hydrants were to be installed for fire protection. In 1960: Redding had
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Sheryl Holleman's middle name was not volleyball. Talking to those whose lives she touched in her many years of volleyball coaching and officiating, one could easily believe otherwise.
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Thursday's Eastern Athletic League soccer battle between Shasta and Enterprise may have been the most lopsided 1-0 soccer game in the history of the league.
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The Central Valley High School baseball team is making sure Tyler Vietti won't be forgotten.
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Maybe it's insanity to some, maybe it's parity to others. What the Eastern Athletic League and Northern Athletic League softball standings are to me is pure excitement.
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In his speech Thursday in New York, President Obama complained that "some on Wall Street forgot that behind every dollar traded or leveraged, there is a family looking to buy a house, pay for an education, open a business or...
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The college kids gathered around Dan Martin’s table to see why he was cracking eggs.
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Redding may lop at least another $2.3 million from its general fund budget in the next few weeks if it cannot reach an agreement with labor groups on significant concessions.
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A Shasta College dean who was the subject of an investigation into alleged misuse of college resources is returning to teaching.
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RED BLUFF — An apparent California Highway Patrol officer wannabe was arrested Wednesday by Tehama County sheriff’s deputies after he pulled into their parking lot with a CHP look-alike patrol car.
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Three months after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, the local Red Cross office is still receiving about $1,000 a week.
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About 100 seniors dressed in their best attire and danced to hits from the past during the Really Senior Prom at the Shasta Senior Nutrition Center in Redding.
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t’s been a while since the Third District Court of Appeal made a road trip to Redding.
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North state in brief: April 23, 2010
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Clyde’s Enterprises open for business Clyde and Sharon Pearce, former owners of Clyde’s Home Entertainment Center, have opened Clyde’s Enterprises at 1250 Hartnell Ave. in Redding. The location was formerly Giles Lock. Clyde’s Enterprises sells classic car parts, cleaning and detailing products and m
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The Simpson University softball team needed an extra-inning knock to get past visiting Patten College 2-1 in the first game Thursday. But after going eight innings, the Red Hawks then busted loose in the second game for eight runs in the first inning on their way to a 14-3 victory in five innings.
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What's biting where in the north state.
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College President Gary Lewis told an Earth Day "sustainability conference" today that when the school's new 7-acre solar array comes on line in May the system will be able to meet 37 to 40 percent of the college's energy needs....
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A man had to call for help this afternoon after a loose bull chased him up a tree in Anderson
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James Theimer, known locally for his environmentally sensitive architecture, in a keynote talk at Shasta College's "Sustainability Conference" Thursday (the 40th anniversary of Earth Day) said those who deny the existence of human-caused global warming and those "sitting on the...
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I've heard a lot of lamenting that Proposition 17, the auto-insurance initiative on the June ballot, is nothing more or less than the product of a deep-pocketed special interest looking for a new angle for its business. Heck, I've even...
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A 39-year-old Redding man is facing 14 years in prison after he was convicted today of molesting a 5-year-old girl, prosecutors with the Shasta County district attorney’s office said.
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Very well kept home with an open floor plan and an entertainer’s backyard. Large inground pool with waterfall and a gazebo that would perfect for an outdoor kitchen or BBQ area. Kitchen has maple cabinets with a brea
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Man, this insurance company just can't catch a break. Maybe it doesn't deserve it. Reuters has a dynamite story: One after another, shortly after a diagnosis of breast cancer, each of the women learned that her health insurance had been...
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Second Amendment advocates have held a series of provocative events in the past few months to protest what they see as an erosion of their right to keep and bear arms. And, as if on cue, liberals in the state Assembly are working hard to prove them right.
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Larry and Tish Harris, co-organizers of Redding’s first Pecha Kucha night, have declared the April 16 event a hit. About 115 people gathered for the party that lets people share whatever they’re passionate about in PowerPoint presentations – with just 20 slides and 20 seconds to narrate
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A 72-year-old Shingletown man was arrested today on suspicion of drunken driving after his sport utility vehicle rolled over on Highway 44 east of South Cow Creek Road in eastern Shasta County, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.
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Isn't it odd that liberal California has long allowed the open carry of an unloaded handgun, while presumably more libertarian and more 2nd Amendment friendly states like Oklahoma and Texas do not? (Gun-rights proponents in both states are trying to...
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Everything you see in the photo is now gone except for Slate Creek, the Sacramento River and the railroad tracks. The historic larger photo was taken on the east side of the Sacramento looking to the west. Slate Creek...
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Because writing's hard and daily scribes are rushed, I sometimes forget important details, and I realized after today's Opinion page was put to bed for the night that today's editorial neglected to mention City Councilman Rick Bosetti's idea for what...
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The Google Fiber hype drew a lot of attention to the benefits of better broadband service for the Redding area. Closer to home, though, Chico State's Center for Economic Development has been doing the less exciting spadework to improve things....
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RED BLUFF — Vandals caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to the Red Bluff High School football field by spray-painting numerous vulgar words and other markings on its artificial turf, police said today.
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1. Hot-Orama Car Show 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Shasta District Fair grounds, 1890 Briggs St., Anderson. Event includes trucks, motorcycles, muscle car building, 4x4 rock crawl, car hop-off/burn-out contest, hot-rods, Kakklefest, a jelly belly race team, and vendor and food booths. Admissi
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Raette Meredith, a Thousand Oaks native, transplanted to Redding eight years ago. She has been a student of art for almost 20 years and has been painting and showing work locally for seven. Her artistic focuses are drawing and painting. She works primarily in acrylics, but enjoys all painting mediums, including watercolo
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Katy Silva, the youthful 84-year-old owner of Tortilla Flats, Redding’s oldest Mexican restaurant, has had quite a career. Before she moved to the north state in the early 1970s to retire – so she thought – she owned a Mexican restaurant, the El Chiquito Inn, in Burbank across from Warner Bros. During its 20-year r
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If you plan to make the rounds on Cinco de Mayo, consider stopping at Guadalajara for some authentic live Mexican music.
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After putting in a mere 27 years as a standup comic, Sinbad has learned that some things remain constant. Particularly when it comes to on-stage material: “Family never changes. Technology does, but the things that make us human never change.”
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RED BLUFF — An apparent California Highway Patrol wannabe officer was arrested Wednesday by Tehama County sheriff’s deputies after they saw him pulling into their parking lot with a CHP-lookalike patrol car.
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A trial date failed to be set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a young Redding pair accused of killing a 28-year-old Sacramento man.
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These items represent a much larger collection of containers that I intend to use again. I could have dumped them in the outgoing recycle bin but I have plans for these things. The idea of Bottle Dolls has been working my last creative nerve for a good year now. I will slather them with papier mache, [...]
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I guess it depends on whether you are buying or selling. Also, whether you believe Zillow. T
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Spring’s back. At least for the next few days. Officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say today’s weather in Redding should be sunny and mild with a high temperature near 73 degrees. It might be a bit breezy, though, with northwest winds between 8 and 17 mph and gusts as high as 21 mph. Friday’s fo
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We regularly get calls for 2 homes on one parcel. So this one should spark some interest. Sunrise is really in the unincorporated area of Shasta County north of Bella Vista, east of Shasta Lake City, but not in Redding. It’s a lovely country lane, in an area o
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OneWord is brevity in action. Click, get the word, write. For 60 seconds.The word? Foam.He creeps me out, but he creeps everyone out.If the coffee wasn’t so good, I’d go somewhere else. But there was something about he ancient roaster in the window that transform
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The storefront at 2610 Bechelli Lane in Redding appears to be another unassuming business in another suburban strip-mall. But never judge a building by its façade. Look more closely and you will peer into exotic e
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Even if you know nothing about baseball, even if you don't like it, watch this. Coolest scoring ever!
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The Exchange Club of Redding will honor 11 firefighters this afternoon at its sixth annual Firefighter of the Year Awards.
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The RXDisposal Kit offers a way to get rid of unwanted medication. Launched late last year, these kits alter the drugs into a water insoluble, bitter tasting, and gritty gel that remains solid so it can safely be disposed of and transported to a landfill.
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Tips on ways to dispose of unwanted medications.
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More Americans are faced with a growing problem: what to do with expired, unused or unwanted medications. The common practice of tossing pills in the trash or flushing them down the toilet has led to an increase in drinking water contaminated by prescription drugs of all kinds, including mood stabilizers, hormones and anti
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Do you ever feel like your grandkids are from another planet? Texting, cell phones, Facebook, YouTube, strange clothes, video games and iPod's are not things you grew up with.
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If you plan to travel abroad this summer, take precautions to protect your health and safety. The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency provides a comprehensive consultation with travel shots for travelers.
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North state marketplace: April 22, 2010
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Dalanne Bartlett won both the 100- and 200-meter girls races as the Hornets beat Red Bluff in a dual meet Wednesday.
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Soon after Wednesday's Northern Athletic League track and field dual meet between Corning and West Valley began, the attention turned to Friday night's West Valley/Chico Invite at Chico State.
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The Shasta High School softball team scored all of its runs in the fourth inning to beat Chico 6-1 on Wednesday.
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I think of LinkedIn as the Mothership when it comes to online networking. LinkedIn (or LI) is the reason I started my own relocation business, Moving Links 4 You, as it put me in touch with millions of people who are potentiallyR
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What: Missoula Children’s Theatre presentation of “The Princess and the Pea” at the State Theatre When: Saturday, April 24, 3 and 7 p.m. Where: State Theatre 333 Oak St., Red Bluff More information here. Tickets
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For 20 years Kirk Portocarrero said salmon season meant busy season.
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North state in brief: April 22, 2010
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When Kristie Reibling gets into Scott Croes’ hands-on science lab at Shasta College, she is supposed to teach science. But Reibling said something else also happens.
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More Americans are faced with a growing problem: what to do with expired, unused or unwanted medications.
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Today in History: April 22, 2010
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Pointing a dish antenna at just the right angle to catch a satellite beam isn’t quite like fishing for a needle in a hay stack.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park likely will form a for-profit company to build and own its proposed hotel, a top officer in the organization said Wednesday.
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Based on the feedback from their own employees, four firms took home top honors Wednesday at the fourth annual Best Companies to Work for in Shasta County.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park likely will form a for-profit company to build and own its proposed hotel, a top officer in the organization said Wednesday.
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Could be, if he continues throwing 97-mph fastballs as he's done playing for the UC Davis baseball team. Read about it here. Excerpt: The ninth inning comes and Aggies switch pitchers and bring in Matthew Lewis (son of Shasta College...
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Wow! In Redding!!! PHIL AUSTIN! PETER BERGMAN! DAVID OSSMAN, PHILIP PROCTOR! The one and only, the LEGENDARY Firesign Theatre! Tickets are only $35 each and seating is general admission… but there are no bad seats at The Cascade, and if you’re within earshot… you’ll laugh… a lot! The guys usual
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I am so late with this.The words over at Three Word Wednesday are ebb, negotiate and random.EulogistShe’s going to be a bitch, he can see that immediately.The realization sinks into his bones, slow and oily. He itches a cloth-covered fore
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That's what Steve Cooley, the district attorney in Los Angeles County, says of the ballot measure coming in November that would legalize marijuana, who says he'll work hard to fight it -- starting with a lengthy argument against its ballot...
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That's what Redding resident Jenny Abbe Moyer said of Mayor Patrick Jones' declaration that he never has and never will set foot on the Sundial Bridge. She spoke at Tuesday night's council meeting (scroll to 1:30) in favor Turtle Bay's...
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Boulder Creek has an amazing opportunity to win a $7,500 grant to purchase new playground equipment for the athletic fields. Raley's is giving out five of these grants to the requests with the most votes. All it takes to make this happen is your daily vote!!!!
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Home School Students Organize art show, sale and auction to benefit rural Afghan children's education. Proceeds from the sale and auction will be used to aid in Greg Mortenson's work to provide basic education for Afghan children as described in his popular book, "Three Cups of Tea."
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Robert Maloney's running for Glenn County DA and is accusing the incumbent of being soft on crime. As evidence: DUI conviction rates. From the Willows paper: Maloney claimed Glenn County's DUI conviction rate was 64 percent and compared that number...
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The Lemm family lived in Bella Vista for years beside Hwy. 299 and Salt Creek. Their house (see photo), a familiar landmark for years, was probably built in the late 1800s. It was destroyed by fire in the early...
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What: Balance Yoga Center Hosts Workshop When: April 24 and 25 Where: Balance Yoga Center 169 Locust St (Cypress Square) Cost: $30-45 Balance Yoga Center in Redding will host a yoga workshop this Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25, for yoga enthusiasts of all levels. The workshop w
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Fraud is rampant according to state and federal taxing authorities triggering a high number of audits of those who filed returns claiming one or more of the various homebuyer tax credits. The Feds have offered a $7,500-$8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers and California has a $10,000 tax credit for new home purchas
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Energy is great stuff, and in North California we use a lot of it, to get around, power our homes, and produce the goods and services that make up our economy. Many people think of energy efficiency and renewable energy as expensive. In fact, they can save you money. The purpose of this guide is to help you decide what ki
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The California Highway Patrol is no longer checking northbound traffic for chains this morning on Interstate 5 just north of Redding.
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A 500-year dry patch would really throw us for a loop, but that's what California experienced during the "Medieval Warm Period," roughly from about 800 to 1300. And the result on the ground? During the Medieval Warm Period extensive fires...
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Last season’s green onions are doing their thing. The blossoms are a lovely shade of pale purple. It looks particularly fetching beside the pale orange petals of the flower-shaped whirlygig. This photograph is from our last sunny day. Rain has fallen in goodly fashion this week. The plants are loving it. My catnip cro
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It’s been kind of a busy morning for traffic accidents on highways 299 and 44.
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We retrieved the latest Median Home Price chart from the California Association of REALTORS. This chart is for home prices statewide up to last February. All real estate is local, so this has no real bearing on the Redding area.
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It’s going to be a unsettled weather day in Redding today, but it should be bright and sunny for the rest of the week and the weekend, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. There’s a 30 percent of showers today in Redding with a high temperature near 56 degrees. But Thursday’s forecast calls
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We confess to running today’s Hayfork “dream home” as our FDotD only because we liked the photo. That, and the idea that this is a 700 sq ft home with 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. We’re further informed that it has a lot of “potential.” Yep.
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Shasta College is marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this Thursday, April 22, with a “Sustainability Conference” that focuses on what we eat, how we live and how we do business. The event’s emphasis, obviously, will be on sustainable…
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When I moved to Redding from Durango, Colo., some two decades ago (gulp), the Lemurian Shasta Classic mountain bike race was one of the events than made me feel a little less homesick. I covered the event for the Searchlight, and back in those early days, a lot of Durango-based pros were still arriving to race the old cour
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I’ve been fascinated by the course for the Lemurian mountain bike race since event organizers moved the event from French Gulch to Whiskeytown in 2005. The 23rd running of the Lemurian is this Saturday, April 24, and my colleague
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I am always happy to report when there is too much to do on a weekend in the North State. Fortunately, you can fit all three of these weekend events into your schedule: Friday: Life Beyond the Wall
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We do not inherit the Church from our parents, we borrow it from our children.... Hear it yourself from a 13 year old, what the youth really want from the church and not what you think they want!  This is Especially Important for Clergy and Youth Ministers who continue to water-down the fa
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Whether the course is eight miles or 26 miles long, the Lemurian Shasta Classic always is a challenging mountain biking trip.
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Jessica Jackson showed up Tuesday at Shasta College expecting to see the Harlem Globetrotters put on a show. Turns out she became part of it.
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Cameron Cole of Shasta has emerged as the new home run leader in the Northern Section this year after an impressive power display during the Wolves' last six outings
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The University Prep girls soccer team beat Red Bluff 2-0 at home on Tuesda
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A 44-year-old Corning woman was killed Tuesday night in a single-vehicle crash in Tehama County, a California Highway Patrol officer reported this morning.
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Dear Lynne: Which wok should I buy? Chinese food is a passion, but cooking it in a frying pan is not working. Choices I found so far are nonstick, enameled cast iron, enameled steel, steel-lined copper (maybe beyond my bank account), stainless steel and electric wok. — Larry from Wilmington, Del. Dear Larry: Wo
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Today in History: April 21, 2010
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Aramark, an industrial laundry plant in Redding, has told city officials it will close its cleaning operation this spring.
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Calling his group an ambitious bunch, Bob Gallegos and two other Redding restaurant owners are wasting little time resurrecting the Market Street space formerly occupied by Downtown Eatery.
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Another pounding rain in the north state Tuesday pushed Lake Shasta to within 10 feet of full.
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A string of events celebrating Earth Day in the north state this week gives people the chance to get dirty, get green and have fun.
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A strong Redding City Council majority on Tuesday expressed continued support for Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s proposal to build a four-story hotel near its museum complex.
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North state in brief: April 21, 2010
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Two Redding women have captured the essence of volunteerism with decades of service at Redding’s two hospitals.
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H.D. “Chris” Christensen of Redding wore a lot of hats during his life.
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A strong Redding City Council majority on Tuesday expressed continued support for Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s proposal to build a four-story hotel near its museum complex.
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This would have been my presentation in the 20×20 Pecha Kucha Redding event April 16th. That’s 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide, each with my brilliant running commentary. I got the bit in late so the organizers didn’t get a chance to see it until the day before the event. Well, they didn’t deserve
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Letters to the Editor: April 21, 2010
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Tehama County is reportedly cool to the idea of hosting a hemp expo. Maybe Dunsmuir, in chronic need of some economic stimulus and arguably a more natural venue, could steal the show. Sounds like it could be a hoot. Greg...
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I am enjoying your columns so much. I must tell you about my experience with Yes detergent.
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On Friday, May 7, starting at 7 p.m., Grant School will host an all-ages, outdoor concert event with The Jim Dyar Band headlining. There will be music, food and drink, and a bit of improv - all in support of keeping our arts programs alive.
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A brief history on our Founding Fathers and Hemp, as well as, where 4/20 came from
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I wrote this song after watching real working cowboys dealing with rodeo stock in the pasture just behind our house. Living in Cottonwood definitely has its inspirational perks.Celebrat
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McCLOUD — Siskiyou County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a possible assault in which a 27-year-old McCloud man says he was attacked early Sunday morning after leaving a bar, a spokeswoman said today.
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Strong letterfrom northeastern California's representatives to the undersecretary of agriculture who oversees the Forest Service about OHV use on Forest Service roads. It's really hard to argue with this bit: While the Region continues to defend this policy by invoking...
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Affordability with potential – Large back yard, fruit trees,a newer roof and fenced. Nice interior plus cul-de-sac location makes for a great starter home or investment property.
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This morning at our weekly staff meeting, we were informed that ERA Select Properties was merging with Coldwell Banker C&C Properties. We don't know much more than that, except that the agents who had worked at ERA were being invited to work at
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Baseball has been a popular sport in Shasta County for many years, as early as the 1870s. Almost every community boasted a team as well as a field of play. This field, complete with white chalk marking the base lines,...
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Our former D.A. may have fumbled at the recent Tea Party debate with our current district attorney, Jerry Benito, leading some to question his energy level and even his interest in the office. Don't know enough to handicap the race...
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He says no, but that was the implication of a question raised at a debate between Keen and Doug LaMalfa, who are both seeking the GOP nomination for state Senate to replace Sam Aanestad. Obviously them's fighting words in a...
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So says Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's adviser David Crane, in memos reported on by the OC Register, following up on the recent Stanford University study on how to tally the real value of the state's pension obligations. CalPERS' response covered a...
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State highway 36 near its junction with highway 89 is closed eastbound at Mineral and westbound at Childs Meadows in Tehama County due to jack-knifed big rig on Morgan Summit, a spokesman for the California Department of Transportation said this morning.
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Bridgette Brick-Wells, driving force behind the North Valley Co-Op and the Healthy Lunch and Lifestyle Project, shows off the space Monday afternoon, on the east side of Dr. Craig Kraffert's Cascade Square building at Placer and California streets in downtown...
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I wrote on this same topic a year ago. This year, we may vote to remove the marijuana prohibition. Probably, you will soon see campaign rhetoric heat up. When you see arguments against removing prohibition, I ask you to consider who will benefit most from leaving the status quo in place. Illegal drug cartels Marijuana dispe
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Residents and staff of the Sierra Oaks Senior Living facility on Collyer Drive in Redding were briefly evacuated this morning due to a fire in its kitchen.
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Today’s FDotD once seemed as valuable as three hundred and twenty five thousand dollar bills. And in 2005, perhaps it was. No longer, evidently. Half a decade ago, now half the price. Easy come, easy go. The Palo Cedro area was hot hot hot at the peak of the market,
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It could be a messy morning commute as heavy rain was falling throughout much of the north state. National Weather Service officials in Sacramento were saying that the rain could be accompanied by thunder after 8 a.m., but winds should remain fairly calm. There’s a slight chance that the expected thunder could continue th
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It’s Tuesday, time for the NaiSaiKu challenge. It’s poetry. This is for my friend, Q.eyes open in focus, she smiles,a squeeze of the hand, reassuring,it’s not so bad, she’s telling you,DEATH IS JUST A NEW BEGINNINGit’s not so bad, she’s telling you,a squeeze of the hand,
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For those who missed last month’s Redding Planning Commission meeting, we asked Douglas DeMallie, a Redding senior planner, to explain a recent city staff proposal regarding existing downtown Redding &
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Northstar Session (L to R): Matthew Szlachetka, Dave Basaraba, Kane McGee You can sit on your duff and listen to Northstar Session’s music on the PBS series, “Roadtrip Nation,” the Dis
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I was taught that once I was ordained, I was making not only a personal commitment, but also a public commitment to the church, and that as of that day, my personal opinion didn't matter and really shouldn't even be heard. It was the opinion of the church that I was to represent a
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Teen jailed, charged with hate crime
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Shasta County's DART team is part of the larger vision of the Shasta Animal Welfare Foundation that Ellison and 22 like-minded animal lovers founded in 2009. Right from the start, the Shasta Animal Welfare Foundation has been dreaming big on behalf of animals. The group conceived of goals as widely varied as a first-class
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Someday, if it's the last thing I do, I'm going to get it through my brother's cannonball skull that there's a three-hour gap between our time zones.
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The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will bring its Championship Rodeo Camp Series to Red Bluff on Saturday.
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The Institute of Technology in Redding is moving forward with plans to open inside a portion of the former Mervyn's building on Hilltop Drive. BrightStar Education Group, parent company of the vocational school, has submitted building plans to the city of Redding to split the 61,000-square-foot building approximately in hal
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Californians apparently weren't feeling the Christmas spirit during Merry Susan Hyatt's five-month carol initiative signature collection effort. The measure failed Friday when the final signature count turned out to be only half a percent of the required 433,971, according to the secretary of state's office. In all, 2,176 s
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One of three men accused of running a real estate and investment Ponzi scheme that allegedly swindled more than 2,000 investors out of an estimated $200 million has reached a plea agreement. Robert Morgester, the deputy state attorney general prosecuting the case, said Monday that the agreement was struck late last week wit
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Suspect arrested in stabbing incident A suspect arrested for allegedly stabbing three people and beating another Saturday night was identified Monday as 28-year-old Bounjan Inthavong. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division arrested Inthavong on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Sgt. John Hub
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You can go see an NBA game, and you'll be treated to jaw-dropping basketball skills and athleticism, although the opportunities for laughter won't be omnipresent. You can also go to a comedy show and get plenty of laughs, but you're not going to see any crossover dribbles or no-look alley-oop dunks. Tonight at Shasta Colleg
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Even as it rides out the worst recession in generations, the Redding Redevelopment Agency is planning to borrow millions of dollars against expected higher property values so it can build the next Browning Street extension or help transform the California Street garage downtown into a mix of office, housing and parking.
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For the past 14 months, Rachael Hoblin and Dagwood have spent a lot of time together. It's been a growing experience for 14-year-old Rachael and Dagwood, an 18-month-old yellow Labrador retriever.
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Even as it rides out the worst recession in generations, the Redding Redevelopment Agency is planning to borrow millions of dollars against expected higher property values so it can build the next Browning Street extension or help transform the California Street garage downtown into a mix of office, housing and parking.
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The recently closed Downtown Eatery in Redding will soon reopen with a nod to the establishment’s past. Tapas Downtown owners Christine Silver
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Shasta County is tied with six other counties in California to get the highest percentage of households returning their census forms.
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Three north state schools have been chosen as California Distinguished Schools, according to the California Department of Education.
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Christine Silver and Brad Tillson, owners of Tapas Downtown, are joining forces with their friend Bob Gallegos, owner of Mill House Deli, to open a new pizza "brewhouse"-style restaurant in the Shervan Square location recently vacated by the Downtown Eatery....
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What is your best find from a yard sale, junk shop or thrift store?
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A Redding woman was arrested this afternoon after falsely reporting a crime, police said.
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Even as it rides out the worst recession in generations, the Redding Redevelopment Agency is planning to borrow millions of dollars against expected higher property values so it can build the next Browning Street extension or help transform the California Street garage downtown into a mix of office, housing and parking.
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Some new research to chew on. Was it those rumor-mongering newspapers?.... MONDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- There's no evidence of cannibalism at the Donner Party campsite, say researchers who analyzed remains from the site at Alder Creek in the...
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Another Chance Animal Welfare League Parking Lot Sale - Help a Homeless Pet!
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Noticing that the north state mountains above Lake Shasta have had an unusually good rain year and that Shasta Dam, after a few drought years, is full almost too the brim, I couldn't help but wonder what this will do...
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Kool April Nights, Home Shows, Rodeos and a warm Spring breeze blows. But who cares, children are still illegally sperated from their parents, and in the custody of abusers.Everytime you see a sign for a fun event like, The "Asphalt Cowboys" and there "Pancake Breakfast", try to remember that abused Mothers are lookin
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I was recently given a Heads-up about a great Novel being released in April on 2010. I just received it in the mail and can't set it down....... Here is a little about the book: Pope John-Paul Pe
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Q. What is your local faith organization doing to bring about world peace? The bumper sticker reads, “Think Globally, Act Locally.” The Buddha might refocus this idea of acting locally to first acting personally, being mindful and nonharming in body, speech and mind. The Buddha says that with our thoughts we create the
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Ladies League determined to play tennis!
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Bring your kids and their dogs for the parade!
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One of three men accused of running a real estate and investment Ponzi scheme that allegedly swindled more than 2,000 investors out of an estimated $200 million has reached a plea agreement.
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Most of you haven’t heard of Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers. You have, however, heard of Thile’s former band, Nickel Creek. It’s the Punch Brothers who are coming to the Cascade Theatre this time around and (this is just my…
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The Mountain House Hotel and Stage Stop was established in approximately 1852 eight miles north of French Gulch beside the mule pack trail (Trinity Trail) to Yreka at the foot of the Trinity and Siskiyou mountains. This was the...
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State health officials are warning consumers not to eat ground beef products being recalled by WinCo Food stores.
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Hey, congratulations to Manzanita, North Cottonwood and Dairyville's Lassen View elementary schools, which have all made the cut as 2010 "California Distinguished Schools." We'll now return to your regularly scheduled grousing about everything that's wrong with the world....
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According to Zillow’s Real Estate Market Reports for February 2010, Redding home values were down 1.0% compared to January 2010 and down 10.7% compared to February 2009. I am not sure how accurate the nu
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RED BLUFF — A Red Bluff man remained today in Tehama County jail after sheriff’s deputies said they found hallucinogenic mushrooms concealed in his sock following a Saturday morning traffic stop.
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And I get to watch the spectacle out the window while I'm working at my computer! I don't have any birdhouses in the front yard, and yet there are three bird nests that I know of - and all of...
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SHASTA LAKE — A search team looking for a dirt bike rider missing since Sunday found the man just after noon today, the command post announced to other searchers.
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The weather was perfect. The cars were fabulous. There is not much to say about Kool April Nights that has not already been said. Just another reason why Redding is the greatest place to live ever. I took a great many shots, and here’s just a few. Kool April Nights 2010. It’s Really Redding.
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Heck that's 13 years after the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012. Anyway, that's the conclusion of this article. I say, no way! We could easily hit peak again by 2024 at the latest.
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Today’s FDotD isn’t a foreclosure at all, but rather an estate sale in trust. Listed at $72 per sq ft, it seems well worth your attention. Located on a quiet, tree lined street in Anderson, this home is on 2 levels. Cinder block construction is not typical here, but is very strong and eff
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The rain’s coming back. There’s a 30 percent of rain after 11 a.m. today, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s high temperature in Redding should be around 68 degrees and winds are expected to between 12 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph.
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It’s time for a Fiction in 58.SpratsThe sharpness of his features were in contrast to her curves; so much so that the differences canceled each other out. At restaurants, he’d order the fish, lightly grilled, and the steamed vegetables. She had entrées full of butter, cream, bacon. After their feasti
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Chef Jeff has stepped up to the plate and made some very positive changes at Pio Loco. Femme de Joie recently visited twice and noticed a huge improvement in the quality of the food. There are a few new items such as a roasted garlic and olive quesadilla and three-layer lemon cake, as well as price cuts on the menu. Chef Je
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What: First Think Pink Meeting of 2010 When: Apr 21, 12 to 1 p.m. Where: Lulu’s Eating Establishment 220 Pine Street, Redding Come join us on Wednesday April 21st from 12pm-1pm at Lulu’s Eating Establishment, 220 Pine Street. RSVP to Erika Wiechman at
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What: Seniors are Invited to Attend the “Really Senior Prom” When: April 21, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs 100 Mercy Oaks Drive, Redding Cost: $5 Shasta High School students, Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs (SSNP), and the AARP are hosting a fun
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Song: Encuentros by DeAmalia Shot at the Redding Rodeo Grounds: The BLM Wild Horse and Burro program. The animals are captured on the border of California and Nevada; they are wild Mustangs
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Greed always trumps gentlemanly agreements to play nice and not take big risks that can destroy the economic future of millions of others
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Once upon a time, we might have asked what they were smoking.
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A suspect arrested for allegedly stabbing three people and beating another on Saturday night was identified today as 28-year-old Bounjan Inthavong.
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In 1910: The hobo camp about a mile south of town was raided by Constable Newt Power and the tramps ordered away. Several other attempts had been made to send the denizens on their way, but it was thought that they would leave this time after the “gentle hint” given by Mr. Power. In 1960: It was announced that b
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In 2007 Leonard Knight bought an old, beat-up 1953 Studebaker that was parked down at the docks in Oakland.
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It's uncertain how long the postseason will last for the San Jose Sharks this year in the National Hockey League. What is certain is that local sports radio station XS Sports 96.1 FM will broadcast each playoff game the rest of the way, provided those games don't interfere with San Francisco Giants baseball broadcasts.
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Nellie Williams didn't walk away from the 89th annual Red Bluff Round-Up Sunday as the barrel racing champion. Being the north state's top finisher at the Tehama District Fairgrounds isn't all that bad of a consolation prize.
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A proposal to loosen restrictions on backyard chickens in the denser parts of Redding will be considered at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
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Three people were stabbed and one beaten at what was supposed to be a Laotian New Year ceremony off Churn Creek Road on Saturday night.
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In 1910: The hobo camp about a mile south of town was raided by Constable Newt Power and the tramps ordered away. Several other attempts had been made to send the denizens on their way, but it was thought that they would leave this time after the “gentle hint” given by Mr. Power. In 1960: It was announced that b
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Where were we? Ah yes. We were drunkenly stumbling up the stairs of the hotel.Fast forward to the next morning. Another beautiful day in Paris. We ascertained that we could leave our bags at the hotel and pick them up that evening before getting back on the Eurostar, which was a huge relief. First order of busin
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What cuts energy costs and carbon dioxide emissions, all the while reducing the reliance on landfills? Why, waste incinerators, of course, which is why Denmark, among other European nations, has embraced them. Even posh suburbs have their own plant, which...
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Good piece in the Bee this morning about the Republican primary for lieutenant governor between the north state's own Sen. Sam Aanestad and Sen. Abel Maldonado. Will the true-blue (or is that true-red?) conservative Aanestad take the prize? Or the...
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Ah, sun! I sing of you. With the light comes motivation and with fresh commitment come ideas. Today I imagined a new series of gnome dolls. What’s new about gnomes, you ask. I hear you but imagine Beat Gnomes. I’m going to create literary gnomes. Gnomes have been on my list and this morning I envisioned [...]
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I wrote a short snippet for the RS in response to their weekly Real Estate question, and caught some flack for saying that you might not need an agent. That definitely isn't the agent party line, but I meant what I wrote. I actually wrote D
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Today’s FDotD is apparently abnormal. Read on… According to records, it’s a 1344 sq ft 3/2 built in 1983. It seems to have last sold in 2004 for $212K, and we recall this
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Harle O. Cummins, Redding's Buick representative, earned himself the nickname of "Car-a-day-Cummins" in 1910 the old-fashioned way - for selling lots of cars. Cummins began selling Buick's in Redding in 1908. By 1910, nearly fifty Buick "white streaks", also known...
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Couldn’t let this one slide. Of all the weekends in Redding to pay attention to the Auto section, Kool April Nights is when the RS allowed this fairly major and seemingly obvious misprint slip. That’s one mighty purty Volvo. I wonder if Porsche is aware that the 2011 Volvo S60 looks so similar to a [...]
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For a new airport job, in Great Falls, Montana. The local paper reports on the public interview of the four candidates. Excerpt: • ROD DINGER, 49, is airports manager for the Redding, Calif., Municipal Airport and the city's general aviation...
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In Scott Mobley's Turtle Bay hotel story today, Bob Warren (Redding's tourism promotion chief and no relation to Mike) said TB's made an "unquantifiable contribution" to the local economy. What? Did he forget that much vaunted and slightly suspect 2008...
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Enjoy today's sunny, warm weather in Redding because it won't stay for long. Today skies will be clear and bright with a high near 80 degrees and a light wind, according to the National Weather Service. Clouds will move in tonight with a low near 49 degrees and a calm southeast wind.
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Here’s my latest cartoon, as seen (much smaller) on A News Cafe Dot Com… and, below my latest masterpiece (I colored inside the lines, didn’t I?) is a snapshot taken by (I think) Larry Harris at Pecha Kucha Night Redding this past Friday wherein I blathered on for 6.67 minutes about the trials and travai
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Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far reaches of Northern Californey. This week, he was inspired to dig out his crayons at the
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It’s that time again. The Redding City Council candidate search is underway. We need a paradigm shift this year.
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When a massive earthquake strikes California, its hospitals must stand — right?
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The Barry Hazle case is national news, and the Record Searchlight outspokenly defends Hazle against the law enforcement and the judge (our local court) for their heavy-handed treatment of the lonely individual.
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After a nearly two-year public lull while Turtle Bay Exploration Park explored whether and how the notion of developing a hotel on city property leased by the museum, the project will be back before the Redding City Council next week — in a dramatically different form.
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For all I know Tom Benfer Sr. (letter, Monday) might be a really nice and law-abiding guy who has never once caused any resource damage during his off-roading adventures. In fact, I’ll bet every single person currently tearing their hair out over Forest Service road closures sticks to the letter of the law when riding
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An Oct. 23 wedding is planned by Samanthia Warren and Travis Pierce at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno, Nev. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Wanda Warren of Redding. Her fiance is the son of Terry and Glenn Miller of Portland, Ore.
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A July 17 wedding is planned by Melissa Barbre and Mike Ritchie at the Anderson River Park in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike Barbre of Bella Vista and Tammy Hicks of Auburn, Wash. Her fiance is the son of Pettina Ritchie of Redding.
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A June 19 wedding alongside the Trinity River in Big Bar is planned by Wendy Reiss of Hayfork and Greg Otto of Shasta Lake. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bud and Carol Mueller of Sandpoint, Idaho. Her fiance is the son of Mel and Shirley Otto of El Mirage, Ariz.
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A May wedding is planned by Gina Bacciarini and Kristopher Hall in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Bacciarini of Redding. Her fiance is the son of Heidi and Mike Hall of Redding.
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My husband and I are not worrisome travelers. While some people might and do fret over flying, or eating strange foods, or sleeping in unfamiliar beds or worry about how to communicate in a strange language, none of that fazes Dave or me. We just decide on a place to visit, find a plane that's flying there, then take our s
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Golden Umbrella offers volunteer opportunities.
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Toni Christie and Nocona Wilson were wed April 1 at Triple Aye NDN in Shasta County. The bride is the daughter of Dee and Kris Best of Central Valley. The groom is the son of Ron and Denise Wilson of Central Valley.
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I love having markers in my life, places I've been and people I were with gave me pause to remember where I've been and where I'm going.
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In past columns I have mentioned that I still have some of my childhood toys and the fact that they are, for the most part, in rather good condition. I also mentioned that I have a remote controlled Humvee that lives in the box it came in from the factory more than 12 years ago.
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Dear Straight Talk: I checked a link where teenagers ask questions to each other. From what I read, I suspect my 15-year-old daughter is performing oral sex on boys. What is the best way to talk to her about this?
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Whether you're a first-time parent or adding to your family, your world transforms forever when you have a new baby and embark on a journey full of new joys and responsibilities.
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If you could change anything about the financial services industry, what would it be?
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Bella Dry Skin Soap helps relieve suffering of eczema. Louise Dutton is the force behind Bella Soap Co. Inc., originally started in 1999.
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Sheriff Tom Bosenko's recent purchase of a new Ford in Corning has some revved up.
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A chase early Saturday sent one woman to the hospital and the driver of a pickup to jail.
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Today in History: April 18, 2010
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Cop Talk: April 18, 2010
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The Red Hawks suffered their first California Pacific Conference loss of the season, but salvaged a split at home.
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All that bouncing and jostling during an eight-second ride on a wild horse can really tear down a body.
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Babe Waxpak: April 18, 2010
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Classic car buffs crowded the Redding Convention Center on Saturday for a day of nostalgia and fun.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park will seek a go-ahead from Redding officials on Tuesday to build a hotel and restaurant on its campus in a different spot than earlier proposed.
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For another 1½ hours after a bank robber in Burney stopped firing his pair of pistols at the officers and deputies who had him surrounded, law enforcement officials waited to end the standoff with a shot of their own.
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Five women reported to work at U.S. Bank’s Burney branch on Dec. 15, 2009. But when heavily armed Gregorio Argueta Estrada walked through the front door just after noon, one of the women, Amy Smith, 37, was at lunch. The other four survived Estrada’s three-hour standoff with sheriff’s deputies and other o
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A timeline of events at U.S. Bank’s Burney branch on Dec. 15, 2009:
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Singers of all ages are being sought to compete in the annual national anthem contest, which is a part of the Anderson Explodes! celebration.
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On Wednesday, seniors of all ages will have a second chance to go to a senior prom.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies have gone to the 7900 block of Churn Creek Road tonight to investigate a report of three people being stabbed.
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California Highway Patrol officers this evening are at the scene of a head-on collision on Highway 299 about two miles west of Bella Vista.
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Friday’s Kool Cruise. Photos by Jon Lewis. There have been years when Mother Nature has frowned on Kool April Nites, one of the West Coast’s largest car shows and certainly one
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So Shasta County Assessor-Recorder Leslie Morgan and her staff will be busy over the next several weeks reevaluating all homes sold going back to January 2001. For the record, the median sales price of a home in Shasta
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I’ve had brushes with capital “J” Journalism, I worked at a newspaper for Christ’s sake. But, I wasn’t a “journalist.” I was never accepted into The Fraternity Of News Professionals. Mainly because I never sat through the requisite hours at some state university listening to old p
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ForeclosureRadar.com just released its March 2010 California Foreclosure Report. Their report is statewide and broken down by county. Here are some of the stats from Shasta County. Notice of Defaults, the start
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ConfinedShe imagined her friends, mostly in the dark time just before dawn. They’d do all sorts of wonderful things, a mix of shopping, tea parties, facials, manicures. Their talk would be pithy, full of verve. Her friends would fawn over her fine bone structure, the thickness of her hair, the strength and durabilit
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Well cared for home on a nicely treed lot. Home has been upgraded throughout within the last five years, upgrades include energy efficient windows, new interior doors & trim, kitchen cabinets & appliances, and
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Bring your 1031 exchange! Fantastic 2008 built office/showroom that is fully leased with long term tenant. Roll up doors, private parking lot, 2 electric meters {2 or 1 business suites}, kitchenette, 2 ada complia
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“Nice home in St. Thomas Subdivision! This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, approx 1767 sqft. with a 2 car garage. Nice kitchen with tile counters, pantry and breakfast bar. Home is Sold AS-IS. Buyer to verify sqftage, lot siz
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Wolfgang Rougle is a young woman with a sharp mind, an engaged spirit, a strong work ethic and a big vision. She is also the owner and market-farmer of 20 acres west of Cottonwood, named
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Unemployment in Shasta County reached its record low in October 2000 at 5 percent. Back then, there were a mere 3,900 residents without jobs with 72,600 residents employed. In contrast, with the jobless rate in Shasta County last month at 17.7 percent - the highest in modern-record keeping, which goes back
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Yesterday's cute little mystery building was actually a bunkhouse for the hired help of the Hunt family who lived next door in a much bigger house. The big house, located at 24004 Main Street (Old Hwy. 44), Millville (it's the...
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An early-morning chase today sent one woman to the hospital and the driver of the pickup to jail.
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Classic car enthusiasts enjoying Kool April Nites festivities will enjoy springlike, sunny weather today.
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Just a few of Friday’s racing images. Come out tonight for MORE! Bob has some seriously fast cars out this year. Amazing machines. The track conditions should be better today than Friday. Records will be broken… Samie Felker hit the wall at speed. Yikes. She’s OK. Her Renault, not so much… F-16
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A history of California secession movements, from the Wall Street Journal: in 1859, California voted in favor of splitting the golden state in two. The San Francisco area was then the fastest-growing place in the world, and the agrarian landowners...
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An update to an earlier blog here....
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Fell to sleep very early last night after a few hours of reading. The quiet was nice. I’m reading Marianne Faithfull’s latest recollections. My daughter adores Marianne and I admire her for having the sense to prefer Keith to Mick deep-heart wise. She is a woman of substance and I love biographies. Amazon got me
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A month or so ago we had a few friends over and Tim noticed that we had a huge, really huge, pile of asphalt in our backyard. He offered to bring his tractor over and help me do something with it.  Well,
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  Click here to listen to their music Here is the link to their site
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It pains me to see local history fall to the wrecking ball or the chainsaw. It may be in my genes.
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Why is government so complicated? Because people are so complicated — especially when the government takes the time to listen to them.
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You are coming back from the coast on Highway 299 and the speed limit for the most part has been 55 mph. Next thing you know, you have caught up to a large motor home towing a boat. This guy is going 50 at the most and has passed several pullouts without giving them a second thought.
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Durfey followed up last week's win at Logandale, Nev., with an 8.0-second run in tie-down roping in the first rodeo performance at Red Bluff.
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For Red Hawks fans, the time may be coming to circle May 20-26 on the sports calendar. That would be when the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national softball championship tournament takes place in Decatur, Ala.
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The Shasta College softball team earned a sweep Friday over rival Butte College with 1-0 and 4-1 victories. Kayla McConnell tossed a three-hit shutout, fanning six. Brooke Downs provided enough offense for the Knights, hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning. In the nightcap, Shasta's Cierra Rovera threw a four-hit shu
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Shasta High School pitcher Colby McNabb couldn't get the win on the hill, so he made sure the Wolves earned a 4-3 victory Friday over Pleasant Valley (6-2 Eastern Athletic League, 19-3) with his bat.
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When I asked Matt Nichols what it was like to go through the process of being vetted for the 2010 NFL Draft, I tossed in the adjective nerve-racking as a possible answer.
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Sometimes Redding resident Don Chapman admits his life is like a Johnny Cash song.
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In a sign that the local economy might be showing a faint pulse, Shasta County’s unemployment rate was unchanged in March from a 20-year high of 17.7 percent in February, the state reported Friday.
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The Tennessee mother who earlier this month shipped her adopted son back to Russia alone grew up in the north state, according to those who knew the family.
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A May 21 groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for a long-awaited veterans home in south Redding.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area are telling people this week to feel free to visit.
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Shasta County sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Gassaway is one of eight “America’s Most Wanted” All-Star finalists, it was announced Friday.
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About 45 people packed the Dunsmuir City Council chambers for a public hearing Thursday night on whether the Siskiyou County town should adopt medical marijuana cultivation regulations.
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One of his co-defendants has reached a plea agreement with state prosecutors. From the Santa Rosa paper: Former Santa Rosa securities broker Jeff Guidi has struck a plea bargain with state prosecutors, who have agreed to drop felony fraud charges...
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The Redding Tea Party Patriots, I couldn't help but notice, added to their causes of limited government and respect for the Constitution at their rally yesterday. The latest and greatest? Stopping illegal immigration. Now, I won't bother arguing that we...
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ne of the most spectacular sights to visit just a short distance north of Roanoke, Va., between I-81 and the Blue Ridge Parkway is called the Natural Bridge.
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There's been a lot of talk the past week about how nearly half of American households owe no income tax. But how did we arrive here? In part because of some of President Bush's very popular tax cuts, explains former...
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Excellent value in Tierra Oaks, one of Redding’s most desirable areas. This executive style home includes 2,550+/- sq ft, on 3 flat, usable acres with in-ground pool, waterfall and gated entry.  Spacious fl
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What’s the best way to select a real estate agent? Why do you need one?
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The big red machine is the monster in my yard. Weighing more than 250 pounds and sporting 8-inch tractor tires, two forward speeds, one reverse speed, and with long tines and belching exhaust, it has all the qualities of a good tiller. The red machine is a 1975 Troy-Bilt Horse model.
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Here are some plants that will bring in bees.
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There are lots of chemicals that gardeners use that are hazardous to both honey bees and native bees.
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A healthy yard has a mix of both plants and bees. It hums with activity.
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Five grown-up teenagers squeezed into a convertible Mustang on Eureka Way this afternoon....
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JL. Haynes correctly guessed the mystery photo at 11:37 p.m. as "Old 44 Millville". It is located on the north side of Old Hwy. 44 close to where the Millville Cafe once stood. Congratulations JL Haynes! You have won a...
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We've taken a listing from a trust for a lovely home in Anderson that was set up for a professional pottery studio. Check out the video tour: Be sure to click the higher res 480p option. Call (530) 244 7603 for more information
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A May 21 ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled for a long-awaited veterans home in south Redding.
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In a sign that the local economy might be showing a faint pulse, Shasta County’s unemployment rate was unchanged in March from a 20-year high of 17.7 percent in February, the state reported today.
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RED BLUFF -- A Red Bluff woman has told police she was sexually assaulted by an 83-year-old man.
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A 56-year-old Shasta County man was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison after pleading no contest last month to identity theft, fraud and other charges, a prosecutor said today.
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Can you guess where this building (street and town) is located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess where (street and town) this building is located, you'll win a $10...
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What: From Twitter To Facebook: Step Up To Social Media When: Saturday, Apr 24, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Shasta College Seating is limited, and preregistration is strongly advised. You may preregister online by clicking
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Perhaps you’ve seen those images that have been tweaked to where the subject looks miniaturized. I messed around with that idea using an photo I took last year at the Kool April Drags, while simulating the reduction in depth of field that you get when photographing miniatures, like model trains. Just a reminder that t
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Today’s FDotD home is a 3/2 on 2+ acres with an inground pool and a 30 x 40 metal shop with rollup doors that would be good for just about anything. Beyond that, we know only that is last sold in 2006 for $420K and back then it was listed in Palo Cedro. As of now, there is on
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In response to the numerous phone calls and emails we receive, we have decided to begin posting the activities of the attorneys involved in family law cases here in Shasta County, where child custody is involved.We will be posting case numbers, attorneys involved, dollar amount spent by client; and at what point that
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Echoing a common Democratic theme, commenter 3Gs argues in response to today's story about the tea-party rally that complaints about taxes are not just overheated but backward. It's ironic that they were whining about taxes... Taxes have gone down over...
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The hour of television that used to be LA Ink once gave me a lot of pleasure. Now watching it is like having dropped into a parallel universe where everybody is losing their shit. Self-absorbed, shallow chicks are allowed to cause completely unnescessary friction among people who once got along swimmingly. Old friends find
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The northern Sacramento Valley can expect mostly sunny, seasonably warm but sometimes breezy weather today through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters have retracted an earlier prediction of shower chances for today. They now expect dry skies with a high temperature this afternoon
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How well do you know this man?
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The distinction between “art” and “craft” is often the subject of debate in creative circles. But, wait. Craft is defined as “an art requiring special skill.” As a verb, craft means “to create with skill and careful attention to detail.”…
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Free. Gratis. No charge. On the house. You’ll hear something along those lines when you roll up to the entrance at Lassen Volcanic National Park anytime from this Saturday, April 17, through Sunday, April 25. It’s National Park Week, and admission…
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Out of the many, many jeweled CD cases now inhabiting a big, green plastic tote in my pantry, a top favorite is something I picked up on a whim in 1995."Saturday Morning: Cartoons Greatest Hits" is a t
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I attended a seminar earlier this week in Sacramento on the topic of anxiety along with an eclectic group of therapists, probably at least 100 of them in all. During the seminar I had t
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Delighted to be featured today on Sharon Goldman's Songwriting Scene Blog. Link is here: Songwriting Scene
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There was something oddly disproportionate about the just-concluded nuclear summit to which President Obama summoned 46 world leaders, the largest such gathering on American soil since 1945.
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The Foothill High School baseball team suffered a 3-1 loss to Pleasant Valley in Chico on Thursday.
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What looked like a probable victory turned into a humbling 2-2 tie Thursday for the U-Prep girls soccer team.
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Two Redding residents were arrested Thursday on suspicion of furnishing alcohol to a minor in a shoulder-tap operation conducted by the Redding Police Department.
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5 years after he died in Iraq, Casey LaWare's parents know he is in a good place
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About 32,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers in Shasta and Tehama counties lost electricity Thursday afternoon because of an equipment failure at a Cottonwood electrical transmission substation, a PG&E spokesman said.
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Commercial salmon fishing is on again off the coast of Northern California, but it will be a limited catch and may not foretell full recreation fishing in the state’s rivers.
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North state growers will likely be getting all their federal water allocations this year after a string of wet storms this spring.
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Redding is losing its personnel director after only seven months.
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Nine young Redding-area entrepreneurs tested their ideas Thursday in the marketplace of public opinion.
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Today in History: April 16, 2010
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Foreclosure activity was back up in Shasta County in March.
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It didn’t take 8-year-old Eathen Watson long to make up his mind about what needed to be done when he found out his neighbors’ house had burned down Tuesday morning.
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Surrounded by a sea of red, white and blue U.S. flags, Jack Williams of Shasta stood out Thursday near the Sundial Bridge in Redding.
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Nine young Redding-area entrepreneurs tested their ideas Thursday in the marketplace of public opinion.
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Surrounded by a sea of red, white and blue U.S. flags, Jack Williams of Shasta stood out Thursday near the Sundial Bridge in Redding.
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The Wolves rolled past Pleasant Valley 8-1 at home on Thursday to improve to 9-0 in Eastern Athletic League play.
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It seems like an unlikely pair: a car and a jet engine. Today and Saturday at the Redding Drag Strip's Kool April Drags, the two will come together and it will leave a lasting impression on those there to see it, according to the track's president.
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From the Wolf Pack to the Hornets' Nest, Shasta High School pitcher Dallas Chadwick signed a national letter of intent Thursday to play baseball on scholarship for Sacramento State.
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Came not from Turtle Bay officials or Trilogy Architects. A May 28, 2005, "Buzz on the Street" item: Imagine a high-end hotel , spa and restaurant on the Sacramento River just steps from the Sundial Bridge. John Koeberer has. The...
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It was a beautiful evening for a protest. Mayor Patrick Henry Jones crossing the Sacramento River, patriots on the bridge, candidate Russell Hunt trolling for votes, etc....
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Redding's mayor, Pat Jones, has nominated Bert Meyer for a new term on the Planning Commission. It's a fine choice, as far as I'm concerned. Meyer's a famously detail-oriented guy -- in a job where the details count -- and...
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Just when Turtle Bay Exploration Park might have thought it could keep out of the news and let things blow over for a bit, out comes a new proposal for a hotel on the property. Check out item 9.1(a) on...
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A letter in reply to one published Monday sends me to the archives to look up the original speech where Ronald Reagan said, "My dream is to see the day when nuclear weapons will be banished from the face of...
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This story will chronicle all the stopping places that once existed alongside Nobles Emigrant Trail from Nobles Pass Route in Lassen Volcanic National Park to its end at Fort Reading beside Cow Creek
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Chronic conditions are on the rise — the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 78 percent of Americans over 55 have at least one chronic disease such as diabetes, asthma and arthritis. To help that population better cope with their conditions, Shasta County Public Health offers programs that teach patients how to con
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Rescue crews are being sent to a wreck on Phillips Road just east of Buzzard Roost Road near Round Mountain.
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(He's scheduled to embark, in Revolutionary War regalia, at 5 p.m. near the Sundial Bridge as part of the Tea Party protest.) I thought it was to recreate the patriotic motif of George Washington crossing the Delaware. Nope. For Jones,...
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Back in December and January, Sierra Pacific Industries lent its support to Whitmore residents' drive to persuade the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to keep Kilarc Reservoir in place. PG&E, its owner, wants to dismantle and abandon the century-old hydroelectric works....
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The Center for Spiritual Living in Redding is hosting performances of "The Dining Room," a play by American playwright A.R. Gurney, this weekend.
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About 32,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Co., customers in Shasta and Tehama counties lost electricity this afternoon due to an equipment failure at a Cottonwood electrical transmission substation, a PGE spokesman said.
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What a beautiful day! I think I’ve been on a love high for the last 24 hours. It was more fun than I imagined to  make those marriage promises to my honey ♥ and place the ring on his finger. He has the most beautiful hands. I carried a picture of them around with me for [...]
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An 1887 advertisement in the local newspaper almost proclaimed "Brown Iron Bitters" as a magical cure-all for just about any kind of ailment. It said: Brown Iron Bitters will cure headache, indigestion, biliousness, dyspepsia, nervous prostration, malaria, chills, tired feeling,...
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Do any of our plans to "reform education" actually work? Steve Chapman -- a one-time supporter of vouchers -- reviews the evidence and comes away humbler....
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John Stossel doesn't like the complexity of the tax code. Neither do I. But am I the only one who reads his column and sees the whining of the overprivileged? For the money I pay my accountant, I could get...
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Oh man, Skip Murphy links to a classic video. Take two minutes and go improve your day -- nay, your week....
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It doesn't really seem like rocket science that one surefire way to lower medical-malpractice costs -- which GOP pols argue is a major part of our sky-high health care costs -- is for if hospitals and health care providers to...
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The local leaders just have a different attitude down in Orange County. Countless cities around California -- Redding included -- have embraced the semi-automated enforcement traffic lights through the dreaded cameras at major intersections. Anaheim? It's putting a ballot measure...
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The AP reported the other day that nearly half of U.S. households will owe no income tax for 2009. Now comes the Census reporting the flip side: In the third quarter of 2008, approximately 45 percent of U.S. residents lived...
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Rep. Wally Herger tars the Democratic majority in the House for neglecting to fix a glitch in Medicare payments that would drastically cut fees to doctors -- and leave many to simply stop taking Medicare payments. Now, first of all,...
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1. Red Bluff Round-Up Through Sunday at various Red Bluff locations. Events include chili cook-off, car show, pony rides, food booths, cowboy poetry reading, Round Up Mixer, parade, pancake breakfast, street dance and the 54th Annual Red Bluff Round-Up rodeo. Call 527-1000 or visit www.redbluffroundup.com.
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Drummer Mark Ziesing joined the Celtic band Morghande in 2006 after meeting Laura Seekatz while working for the Postal Service in Shingletown. Mark, Laura and her daughter Isabel, who had been playing with her mom for many years, were also joined by guitarist Graham Posner. Soon after, bassist J.R. Stoner joined the group a
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Want to get a lot for your dining dollar? An all-you-can-eat buffet-type restaurant is one way. Richard and Jenifer Doyas of Redding have a taste for Lai Lai Chinese Buffet on Churn Creek Road.
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The bar on the corner of Washington and Oak Streets in historic downtown Red Bluff — right across from the courthouse and police station--has had several incarnations in the last 10 years. It looks as though its luck is turning, however, in the new decade. The newly christened Kelly’s Pub is emerging as a place for e
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There are 100 times more abuse cases each year by Public School Employees (Teachers) than by Catholic Priests, yet do you ever hear anything about it?  Any abuse is wrong and should never be rationalized or condoned, but lets be real, this really isn't about "Abuse," it is about
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For 10 years, Riverfront Playhouse has provided Susan Daugherty an opportunity to pursue her passion: acting. Now, before she relocates to Crescent City, she wants to repay the favor.
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The story starts with the unexpected end to a career, during a downturn in the economy. The urbanite couple finds the only property they could afford to move to, in a remote mountainous area of Northern California outside the remnants of a tiny Gold Rush town...
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DAIRYVILLE -- Tehama County Sheriff's deputies searching for allegedly stolen property at a man's home Wednesday found about one pound of marijuana and a quarter ounce of methamphetamine, both packaged for sale, along with two guns, according to a press statement.
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Like 'surf's up', the wave metaphor seems appropriate. This article from today claims that 1 in 138 of all US homes are in some stage of foreclosure. It could be worse. In Nevada, it's 1 in 33. Locally it seems to be continuing as it has been with no signs of slowing down. Good opportunities for buyers, to try and spin t
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Yesterday the Dr. Phil show, featuring Katie Tagle, a young mother who's infant son was killed by the baby's father. Even after Ms. Tagle took proof of death threats against the child, by the father, to family court and asked for a restraining order or at least supervised visitation,both were denied and it cost the child hi
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Its former mayor, businessman/investor Dick Riordan, thinks so. But would even that help? From an LA Times opinion piece: In a conversation with The Times over the weekend, Riordan argued that bankruptcy may be the only way to attack the...
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It’s April 15. A special day, ahem. Nobody wants to pay taxes, but everybody wants more services. Before you go off on *insert enemy name here* you may enjoy this classic video from John Cleese: The enemy list may change, but Monty Python remains. I know when I think about extremists and other irony-challenged indivi
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The northern Sacramento Valley can expect a sunny, warmish day today after a run of cool, sometimes rather wet weather. Temperatures in the Redding area today should peak close to 70 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Winds will blow out of the north to about 7 mph. Overnight temperatures
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Today’s FDotD was built in 2007 according to the listing and is on 9.96 acres near Redding. As a 4/2.5 of 2298 sq ft, it’s good sized, and the kitchen looks very modern and pleasant. At 925 sq ft, the garage alone would make a livable sized home. It’s not v
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Single white male with poor eyesight, sun sensitivity and residual anxiety from sibling brutality in my youth, seeks single white female for companionship and heavy nesting. Any sane, single female would
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A delayed 3WW, on Thursday. I am still missing my groove. And this is a mess.Saint NowhereBehind his back, they called him Saint Nowhere.Built like a turtle, he scuttled through the office, talking to no one. His cubicle was spartan, no posters or plan
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What: Mercy Medical Center Redding’s Spring Remembrance Service When: Saturday April 17, 10 to 11 a.m. Where: Mercy Oaks Campus - Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs 100 Mercy Oaks Drive, Redding The public is invited to a Remembrance Service that will take place at Shasta Senior Nut
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Today in History: April 15, 2010
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A nugget of political wisdom holds that the world is run by those who show up.
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Poke around a longtime Reddingite’s past, and chances are, you’ll uncover a cruiser.
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The woman found dead Tuesday evening in a crawl space below a west Redding apartment building probably was not murdered, police investigators have concluded.
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Close to 100 people bundled up and braved the rain Wednesday to attend a question and answer session with Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner.
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Ronald Martin of Redding doesn’t consider himself a hero.
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A letter from the state Office of the Inspector General on Wednesday scolded the Shasta Senior Nutrition Project for the way it spent American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.
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The smell of a house fire doesn’t wash out easy, says Laurie Miller, whose Redding home burned early Tuesday morning.
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North state in brief: April 15, 2010
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High-powered classic hot rods will rumble around Redding’s hotel row Friday evening with the blessing of police and many east side merchants.
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It has been a nasty, wet week here in the north state and it has bestowed havoc upon prep sports, relegating us in the sports department to lots of desk jockeying. All that time in front of a keyboard has given me the chance to think of ways to make rain a non-factor in sports, and I think I've come up with something genius
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At 89 years and running, the Red Bluff Round-Up continues to be a prime stop location for rodeo competitors across the country.
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The Central Valley High School baseball team stormed out to a huge lead Wednesday in the opening game of the Spanish Springs tournament, then plated two important runs in the bottom of the sixth after Lynbrook High battled back into the game. The Falcons won 10-8 in Reno and will play a pair of games today.
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Narcotics agents on Wednesday uncovered a massive and elaborate underground marijuana cultivation operation in Hayfork.
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Firefighters called to the Redding Convention Center parking lot tonight found four portable restrooms on fire.
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From press release: The Safe Routes to School program is offering $500 to six Shasta County Schools for coordinating Walk to School Day, October 6, 2010. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 23, 2010. To be eligible, schools must…
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A 23-year-old Redding man who sent threatening letters from prison to a Shasta County woman was sentenced today in Superior Court to nine years, eight months in prison, prosecutors said.
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Ronald Martin of Redding doesn’t consider himself a hero. But he would lose that argument.
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Many people find it uncomfortable to talk about the inevitability of failing health or death with their family members. Perhaps you are the daughter or son who feels it may be disrespectful to bring up the topic to Mom and Dad. Or you may be a parent and want to spare your kids from envisioning the time when you will not b
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Redding Municipal Utilities will conduct a pharmaceutical drop-off event at City Hall on April 24 at 10 a.m. as part of the Earth Day activities.
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Did you know that children who are abused have higher rates of obesity, alcoholism, depression, cancer, heart disease and diabetes?
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Kids will grow and take on responsibilities -- driving, doing laundry, making money -- and even when we think we are letting go, the parental urge to fight battles for them is one apron string we just can't seem to cut.
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Local belly dance troupe the Pabdominals dance at Pio Loco's in Redding on April 25th.
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Narcotics agents today uncovered a massive and elaborate underground marijuana cultivation operation in Hayfork.
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The GOP Senate candidate's campaign e-mails: (Redding) - The campaign of Rick Keene for Senate announced today that the Redding chapter of the California Professional Firefighters has endorsed him in his bid for the 4th District Senate seat. "We are...
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Interesting recommendations on Redding's Community Services Advisory Commission agenda about how to improve operations of the Convention Center, as outlined in a report the commission will consider formalizing Wednesday. Regarding the well-publicized financial problems, the report states, in part: C....
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Close to 100 people bundled up and braved the rain Wednesday to attend a question and answer session with Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner.
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From the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area website: Contact: Clinton Kane, (530) 242-3451 Contact: Jeremiah Hockett, (530) 242-3421 As part of the larger National Parks Week celebration, the  4th annual Wate
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Unfortunately, a prior commitment kept me from going to see gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner talk. Apparently Pat Jones was impressed, though. Poizner's campaign e-mails: Steve Poizner for Governor announced today an endorsement from Patrick Jones, Mayor of Redding. The endorsement...
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What: PechaKucha Night, Redding When: Apr 16, 7 p.m. Where: Market Street Promenade Atrium, Redding What is PechaKucha Night? Click here for A News Cafe’s story. See map to the Atrium
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SHINGLETOWN -- Shasta County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 31-year-old man after a four-hour standoff during which he hid from authorities in an attic after a violent argument with his girlfriend.
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The hotel was built in 1884 across the road from the original Cottonwood Railroad Depot at the east end of Front Street. It stood where the current Cottonwood Post Office now stands. It was described as a 40x50 ft. wooden...
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I received an email from the Castor Family who thought it would be nice if I passed it on to see if my readers had ever heard of it. The following are excerpts from his email: "I went to the...
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Down on the farm, nature is still evolving, reports The NY Times in a fascinating dispatch about a new study of genetically modified crops. The benefits are many, but ... well, there's always a but, isn't there? But Dr. [David...
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Still working up a 3WW.But there has been another death in my clan, a favorite aunt, who we honored Tuesday during her funeral.So, a slight slip of nanofiction today:OverheardAll this talk of death has her mildly aroused.She’s sitting at the coffee house, pretending to read a thick fash
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Congressional candidate Pete Stiglich's latest campaign newsletter quotes an R-S story from August and finds fault with the incumbent, Rep. Wally Herger: Asked about Sarah Palin's controversial remarks that Obama's health plan is "evil" and will lead to government "death...
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That's what Reverge (R.C.) Anselmo said on the radio this morning, saying he had an easier time working with the "Russian Mafia" than the planning and permitting officials in Shasta County. It was "more straight-forward" in the East bloc, said...
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PASKENTA – Tehama County Sheriff’s deputies Monday arrested a 28-year-old man for suspected drug possession after chasing him three quarters of a mile through a field and bringing him down with a police dog, according to a press statement.
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For the second week in a row, SRP cheats mother nature and 2009 Champ Guy Young took up where he left off last year winning the Taylor Motors Modified season opener. Bombers, Pro-4 Modifieds, Mini Stocks, Hornets and a demolition derby rounded out the chilly but competitive evening.
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The county grand jury recommends supervisors should get their $77K annual salaries trimmed, saying they're way too rich. The probe, it seems, was prompted by a comparison to Shasta County. From the Times-Standard: The grand jury states it did a...
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Rod Dinger's in Great Falls this week to interview for the top job at the airport there (he's one of four finalists). The Great Falls Tribune reports that the big interview on Saturday will be open to the public. Cool....
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From a newsletter of a colleague By Lani Simpson, DC All Supplements Are Not Created Equal: Weighing in on Pesticides in Fish Oil April 13, 2010 Recently, an article showed up in the news regarding omega-3 fish oil supplements and...
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Kool Banner PicOriginally uploaded by erin_friedman2007Hilltop Drive is Revving up for Friday's Ko
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Today is shaping up as one of those classic "unsettled" spring days around the northern Sacramento Valley. The greater Redding area stands a 50 percent chance of seeing showers or thunderstorms today, especially after 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Afternoon temperatures will continue
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Grilla Bites owner Brian Garcia obtained a lease for his restaurant in March ‘08, negotiated with the city for four months about plans for a patio, filed a permit application that July, and four months later got perm
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My love for coconut oil began when reading about it in Bridget Mars’ book Beauty By Nature.  In that book I learned how coconut oil, also known as coconut butter, is excellent for inflamed and sensitive skin (something I have…
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The gardeners’ delight that is the Shasta College Horticulture Club’s Spring Plant Sale is set for this Thursday through Saturday, April 15 through 17, at the college in Redding. Now in its 39th year, the Spring Plant Sale is well-known for…
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My involvement with the Redding Dragstrip came about because the track president is a neighbor. The Dragstrip is truly a shoestring operation, mostly run on community enthusiasm since the early 1960s. Bob learned I had some web skills and volunteered me. Which is fine, really. Happy to help. The world’s oldest NHRA dr
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We recall today’s FDotD as a failed Short Sale. Newly constructed, it is sited in the lovely and gated Tierra Heights neighborhood, which in our opinion is one of the very nicest developments in the area. Listed as a 2009 5/3 of 3506 sq ft on .5 acre. It was quite beau
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Dear Lynne: I would appreciate a recipe that combines asparagus and pasta. Do you have one I could use as a sort of one-dish dinner? — Diana in Wilmington Dear Diana: From the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, this dish is an unusual treatment of a ragu sauce and of asparagus and pasta. As other veg
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Many supermarkets, especially large chains, run dual sets of sales each week. A typical weeklong cycle may begin on Thursday and run for seven days. Then, when Sunday comes around, a second sales flier hits the newspapers. This supplemental set of sales typically runs for four days, Sunday through Wednesday.
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Anyone who has tried to cut through a tomato using a dull knife knows the frustration of trying to cook without the proper tools. A high quality sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, said Walter Boehringer, owner of Barr Brothers Company, a barbecue tool and accessory supplier in Redding.
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Gateway Unified School District officials were told Tuesday night that it was OK for the district to use school bond money to pay off a previous loan.
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What: State of Downtown Address When: April 30, 5 p.m. Where: Cascade Theatre April 30th, Viva Downtown will be hosting the State of Downtown at the Cascade Theatre. The evening will begin with a social
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Shasta County Superior Court Judge William Gallagher on Monday wished Scott Paul Varner good luck with the rest of his life.
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The Redding Planning Commission approved three permit applications and one rezoning application in what was a well-attended and at times heated meeting Tuesday.
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Dunsmuir’s mayor and a medicinal marijuana collective owner want to plant a marijuana garden smack-dab in the middle of the city’s historical business district.
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LANI KITKOWSKI, WHO IS NOW THE SHASTA COUNTY CHAPTER LEADER FOR THE PROTECTIVE PARENTS ASSOCIATION, FINALLY HAD HER VOICE HEARD PUBLICLY LAST NIGHT.JUST IN CASE YOU HAVE'NT HEARD FAMILY COURT HAS BEEN TAKING CHILDREN AWAY FROM ABUSED WOMEN AND GIVING THEM TO THE ABUSER, LANI IS ONE OF THOSE WOMEN. HER WELL TO DO HUSBAND WAS
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Redding police found a woman's body tonight under an apartment complex off Old Eureka Way.
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The $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time home buyers -- given new life in November -- is due to expire at the end of this month. So will Congress give the government-backed incentive another lifeline? That's not in the cards, according to
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The Redding Rambling A's chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America tour the Record Searchlight plant Tuesday April 13.
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ANDERSON — A man threatening to shoot himself with a shotgun forced this afternoon the evacuation of several apartments in his neighborhood until he peacefully surrendered, police said.
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13th annual Jubilee Camp Out takes place at Liberty Hill Christian Church April 23-25, 2010.
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A neighbor swam through the rushing waters of Churn Creek on this afternoon to rescue a 4-year-old girl who was barely clinging to an overhead branch in the middle of the rain-swollen creek.
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Check out this amazing chart, via the California Manufacturers and Technology Association, about the state of job growth in our state. According to Site Selection magazine, the journal of the economic-development business, California has just shy of 12 percent of...
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Last year was the first year in a decade that we actually took rounds during the execution of a search warrant. We're finding notes. We're getting death threats in ways that we've never got before. We're seeing a resistance now...
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Kathy Walker is a Republican county commissioner for Millard County, Utah, and she's moving to Redding to join her husband, Steve, who works at a cement plant. Politician, activist (food bank, education, jobs for women), businesswoman, former newspaper ad salesperson...
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Lets be clear...who really is under attack.... It is God!
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Interesting. Why can Illinois act to fix its pension problem while California just fiddles? George Will's column points to news out of the Land of Lincoln from late last month. SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Legislature passed a sweeping pension-reform package...
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Here's a few more pictures taken in just about the same area shown in the picture in the previous blog. The metal tower is what everyone today calls the "headtower". The dam was built right beside it on its downstream...
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This is what it looked like before Shasta Dam was built. That's the Sacramento River, not much of a river at the time because it was summertime. The photo was taken on June 13, 1938, just before construction began. The...
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I gave my prototype, redhead doll a tattoo just like mine. She is my self-portrait soft sculture, so what else could I do. I have been gingerly experimenting with my marker pens on this muslin material. Through cautious testing I’ve established which type of pens bleed and which don’t. That means I can go nuts
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All over Redding and the surrounding areas, in every nook and cranny there seems to be a person with a uniform, equipped with a chip that is worn around the shoulder area. Every where one particular woman I know goes, law enforcement and authority of some kind is harrassing her, bullying her, berating her and generall
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Redding police have removed an "acid bomb" found on Alta Mesa Drive this morning and reopened the street to traffic.
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I've been told that the infamous Torry Hansen lived in Hayfork with her family years ago and then moved to Redding. I believe her mother Nancy still lives in Redding. Maybe something for an intrepid reporter?...
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The news of the opening of the North Valley Co-op is just the continuation of a movement that has been slowly gaining stature. Some participants of this movement gather in large numbers at City Hall on a weekly basis. Outside,...
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RED BLUFF -- A Driscoll Strawberry Associates employee reported that someone siphoned gasoline from farm equipment and stole a grinder, a drill, welding rods and welding gas and hoses from an outbuilding, according to a Tehama County Sheriff's Office press statement.
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From one man's reminiscence in the Oroville paper: There were several building plans to pick from, based on size of the town. The smaller towns picked the same basic design as Oroville's. Redding had the smaller size building (on...
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Really, this is beyond satire. State Sen. Alan Lowenthal -- yeah, the parking guy -- has introduced a bill to require all homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors, the AP reports. They are actually already required on all new construction....
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Shasta County Superior Court Judge William Gallagher on Monday wished Scott Paul Varner good luck with the rest of his life. Today, Gallagher sentenced him to death.
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The light rain still falling around the Redding area early this morning should soon clear out, giving way to partial clearing and afternoon temperatures nudging the low 60s, according to the National Weather Service. That's still on the cool side for a time of year when afternoon maxes normally hit 70 degrees.
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This Friday and Saturday, you can watch Kool April cars do much more than slowly drive around in circles in town. Instead witness them blowing the doors off one another at the Redding Dragstrip. Did you know that Redding has the longest continuously operating NHRA dragstrip in the world? Redding has a long history as [...]
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As of today’s MLS listing, this bank owned home looks very much like it did back in 2005, when it last sold for $242K. Here’s how it looked back then: Eerily similar, in fact. Even the same shadowy figure in the foreground. If we
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Here is a great post from my beautiful (Inside and Out) Wife, regarding "Women and Humility"
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Redding’s Stillwater Business Park is officially open and awaiting its first company to roll in and break ground. And, following Friday’s ribbon cutting, the clock is also officially ticking on the park. If months and months roll by and begin to merge…
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Kool April Nites. Once a year, the air in this city is permeated with the smell of exhaust. The sounds of varied engines combine to produce a unique concert, including the purr of the vintage Cadillac and the throaty roar…
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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. Take a look at our Adventure.
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You want to see an amazing chunk of tunes? Check out this list: Spanish Pipedream Souvenirs Angel From Montgomery Hello In There Space Monkey Sam Stone Storm Windows Sins of Memphisto Fish and Whistle Donald and Lydia Ain’t Hurtin’
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I can't wait, Summer is coming soon and you know what that means.... camping, Bon Fires, Kayaking, Swimming, Volleyball, Hiking, etc., etc., etc.......
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A two-alarm early morning fire gutted a home at 2100 Saturn Skyway in southeast Redding, displacing an older couple living there.
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Waiting in an emergency room gives you plenty of time to think, not to mention plenty to think about. When my youngest and his wife agreed to drive 500 miles from California to spend Easter with my husband and me at our home in Las Vegas, we did not plan to make a trip to the ER. But plans, in my experience, often make plan
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The Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce turns 100 this year and it isn’t showing its age, judging by the size of its membership, its energetic president and its political agenda.
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A timeline of the Redding Chamber of Commerce's first 100 years.
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Sen. Sam Aanestad diagnoses the real problem in Sacramento: The problem in our elected assemblies today is not the person of good will, be they conservative, or liberal, Republican or Democrat, who passionately argues for their principles in free and...
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The Tea Party is to fanatic fringe conspiracy theorists as Prop 215 is to stoners. They both hide behind a semblence of credibility. The only difference is that the stoners have a chance of becoming legitimate next election....
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Even though the hiring committee established by the Mountain Gate Community Services District board of directors chose three job finalists, a fourth has been added to the list.
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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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The 35th annual Forest Landowners of California conference will be April 29-30 in Redding at the Holiday Inn on Hilltop Drive.
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Shasta High School's Tyler Casey won three events over the weekend in Morgan Hill as a member of the Redding Aqua Ducks, taking titles in the 100-meter freestyle, the 200 individual medley and the 50 freestyle. Casey's time in the 100 free was 47.83 seconds, and he posted a 22.09 in the 50 free. It took him 2:01.44 to finis
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The terrible taste of defeat from last year's Association Cup final loss made this year's victory taste that much sweeter for the Redding MissFit Renegades U19 girls' club soccer team.
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Boosted by the Movies 10 theater expansion, Redding in March tallied its strongest building numbers to date this year. Last month's dollar valuation of $8.8 million capped a first quarter that saw permit valuation in Redding hit $17.7 million a 62 percent jump from the $10.9 million in 2009 and 27 percent increase from the
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Yet another chilly spring storm brought blustery winds, valley rain and mountain snow to the north state Sunday and Monday. But the soggy weather should end today. And aside from a slender shower chance Wednesday, the rest of the week looks dry and mild, promising Kool April Nites a third straight year without significant
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The Pacific Gas and Electric Co. meter reader is going the way of the filling-station attendant. In Redding, PG&E will convert some 33,000 natural-gas meters and a handful of electric meters to "Smart Meters" during the next two months.
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A cooperative grocery store that sells local products and a community kitchen are coming to downtown Redding. The North Valley Co-op is expected to open in July inside Cascade Square at California and Placer streets.
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A pair of Shasta County men convicted of beating and stomping a Redding man to death were sentenced Monday to lengthy prison sentences. After a long and emotional hearing, Superior Court Judge Stephen Baker sentenced Curtis Wayne Taylor, 32, of Redding, to 42 years and eight months to life in prison for the death of Travis
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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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Why is Forest Service afraid?
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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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