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May 6th, 2010

Jerry Benito's campaign manager writes to ask that I pull a link to an anti-Benito YouTube video, posted Wednesday. She -- surely channeling some lawyer, perhaps even the one she wors for -- argues that it violates the Political Reform...
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Andrew Baxter, a 6-foot-5 senior center for Redding Christian, officially signed with Simpson University to play men’s basketball under his former prep coach on Thursday.
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Redding police made two arrests, one Wednesday and one today, as they continued to investigate an early Monday evening beating of two men in south Redding.
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Call me crazy but I love this alley. I seems like something from the 40s. Something suburban built on a smaller scale, simple, affordable rent. Nice stairs where you can sit and dream. California is looking so good this month. Nature is busting out all over. I found some lovely roses growing near The Attic [...]
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A suspicious package that drew the bomb squad to Grange Street in South Redding turned out to be a weather tracking device and not an explosive.
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What: ACLU Holding ‘Know Your Rights’ Training for LGBTQ Youth When: May 12, 5:30 p.m. Where: Planned Parenthood Offices 2935 Bechelli Lane, Redding Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth - know your rights: You have a right to be yourself. The
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From Press Release: Jones Valley Resort, a member of houseboats.com, announces a vacation giveaway to one needy family. Jones Valley Resort is giving away one 7-night luxury houseboat vacation valued at $16,000 aboard the 65-foot Titan, the largest houseboa
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What: Ira Walker Live at the Red Bluff Art Gallery When: May 7 Where: Red Bluff Art Gallery 601 Walnut Street, Red Bluff Live music by the recent nominee for a Grammy as producer and singer/songwriter, Ira Walker. Check out his unique styl
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Red Bluff Round-Up, pre-rodeo warm-up, April 16, 2010. Photographer Paul Heath was born in West Lafayette, Ind., and moved to Redding in 1988. He likes photography, crowds and going places to meet new people. He is married and has two grown…
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Failure to Protect: The Crisis in America’s Family Courtsby Cara TabachnickThursday, May 6th, 2010 2:00 amhttp://thecrimereport.org/2010/05/06/failure-to-protect-the-crisis-in-america%E2%80%99s-family-courts/When a mother’s bitter custody battle ends with the death of her
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BURNEY — The power is being turned off here Friday night and early Saturday so Pacific Gas and Electricity Co. workers can safely connect a newly rebuilt 60,000-volt power line that serves the area.
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The first Pine Grove was established alongside Nobles Emigrant Trail 2.5 miles west of Shingletown. The first settler was Robert Meyers. Sometime prior to 1855, Meyers and a partner built the Meyers and Donaldson Hotel which became a popular stopping...
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A 30-year-old Orland woman allegedly was drunk when her car spun out of control and crashed last night, killing her mother who was riding as a passenger.
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Lacking, legally, the ability to raise much money to fight Prop. 16, the municipal utilities that are its target had gone to court trying to get it pulled off the ballot, arguing that it was a deceptive measure. No dice,...
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Alas, it's not in the Record Searchlight. It's in the new, spring edition of the Hot Air Quarterly, which features a stunning cover shot by photographer Brian Lanker. There's a reception Saturday, as part of ArtHop. Sounds like a good...
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Chrysalis Charter School in Palo Cedro was placed on lockdown as a precaution this morning as Shasta County sheriff's deputies investigated a report of gun fire nearby.
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The district attorney's campaign touts some new official support: The Committee to Re-elect District Attorney Jerry Benito announces the endorsement of key local law enforcement and public safety officers. The Redding Peace Officers Association (RPOA), the Anderson Peace Officers Association...
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1. Redding Rodeo 2010 Wednesday through May 15 at Redding Rodeo Grounds, 715 Auditorium Drive, Redding. Wednesday's events include 10 a.m. barrel racing, 5 p.m. chili and beans cook-off, 6 p.m. shoot out contest, 8 p.m. street dance. May 13 to 15 - Rodeo begins at 7:15 p.m. Events also include a pancake breakfast
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A man was arrested on suspicion of breaking into a Pacific Gas and Electric facility in Round Mountain Wednesday night to steal copper wires.
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While in Seattle, artist Sam Jackson developed his own style of non-representational painting, mixing geometry, proportions, color psychology and aesthetics. He describes his own painting as "extreme free style – like an interpretive dance" and feels that each painting is a "bookmark" of light and reflection, without form
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Claudia Licata and Alan McAllister, owners of Leatherby's Family Creamery for the past year and a half, like having a business in downtown Redding. "We love it down here – the people, the businesses, the art, music and culture," says Licata, a native of Brooklyn who grew up in the Bay Area. "It's really cool down here."
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From Tom Stienstra's outdoors column in the Chron, a curtain-raiser on camping season. "The crown jewel is Shasta, 97 percent full, 4 feet from cresting, and the sight of it has rejuvenated the entire north state." Amen to that, Tom....
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Don’t call it the bar – it’s “the patio.” Sounds about right. That part of Mary’s Pizza Shack is light and airy with a front porch feel reminiscent of the company’s humble Sonoma County origins 50 years ago.
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"Kerwin said the economy is so weak that family members outside the U.S. have been sending money to relatives here, instead of the other way around." Talk about getting kicked in the shins. We've been hearing a lot of talk...
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With courage, heart and brains, 10 north state girls will join a national touring company to present "The Wizard of Oz" at the Redding Convention Center on Monday.
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We have been continually surprised by the decline in prices in the Palo Cedro area. Not very many years ago, it was among the hottest area for home sales, with country properties fetching well above average home prices throughout the equestrian themed area. Tha
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Redding police arrested two people last night on drug allegations after conducting a traffic stop at the intersection of Waldon Street and California Street.
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Returning from Chico, we came across the grisly aftermath of a horrific highway accident on Highway 99. All that remained was the cleanup crew dealing with the wreckage of a fuel truck. We learned later that a very young woman had attempted to pass some vehicles on this dangerous stretch. The driver of the fuel truck [...]
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Redding's sunny spring skies will stick around another couple days before weekend clouds roll in. Today's high is expected to reach 74 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, with a northern wind gusting up to 20 miles per hour.
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On 6-8-10, expect voting time again! And we want to hear from all Shasta County Primary Election candidates - both opposed and unopposed. Where are our manners? Allow us to extend a proper invitation.
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Photo by Chris Nelson Tonight, I took myself out on a theatre date alone, something I have not done in a very long time, and I’m so glad I di
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The Redding City Council has chosen precisely the right target in aiming to prune the out-of-control expense of city workers’ pensions, whose terms run the gamut from generous to lavish. But the council — or a slim majority comprising Rick Bosetti, Patrick Jones and Missy McArthur — is choosing precisely t
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The Knights are picking a great time to be playing well.
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The past two years have gone by in a hurry in Brooke Downs' eyes.
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For the third straight year, the Central Valley High baseball team has clinched at least a share of the Northern Athletic League pennant.
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After we hit 40, many of us begin to worry about our aging brains. Will we spend our middle years searching for car keys and forgetting names? The new book “The Secret Life
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An 18-year-old Tehama County woman was killed on Highway 99 Wednesday morning when her car ran head-on into a tanker truck filled with 8,300 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel near the Butte-Tehama county lines.
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About 210 California Department of Transportation employees are moving across town to an empty downtown Redding office building that at one time was considered a potential site for a new city police station.
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In a sign of continued instability in the area’s construction sector, building activity in Redding dipped in April — one month after the city reached a year-to-date high for dollar valuation.
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The unmistakable buzz of an airplane motor getting louder by the second could be heard Wednesday moving closer over the rolling, oak-covered ranchland near Whitmore.
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North state in brief: May 6, 2010
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Phyllis Kingsford said she hopes the Anderson man who made her false teeth soon will be cleared of charges of illegal dentistry and allowed to work with dentures again.
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Shasta Union High School District teachers will vote today on whether to accept a proposed contract that includes no raises.
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What: Friends of Whiskeytown Annual Fundraiser “Brandy Creek Beach Luau” When: May 8, 5 p.m. Where: Brandy Creek The Friends of Whiskeytown (FOW) is raising funds at its Brandy Creek Beach Luau annual fundraiser to hire college students to build trails. FOW is a non-profit organiz
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Don’t be scared if you find a downed or dead bat, but please don’t pick it up, north state health and wildlife experts say.
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Gunfire that erupted in a Redding neighborhood early Wednesday does not appear to be related to the beating of an 18-year-old Redding man that occurred earlier this week in a different area of the city, police said.
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North state marketplace: May 6, 2010
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Today in History: May 6, 2010
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Firefighters tonight are at the scene of a house on fire in Old Station.
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OLD STATION - Emergency personnel were responding this evening to a solo traffic accident on Highway 44 in which the driver was reported to be trapped inside the vehicle after it went over an embankment.
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The scene at the jam-packed Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant on Cypress earlier this evening, where a Chico-based "nortena" band was playing at the bar....
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Just when we needed it most, Radio Free Oz comes out of its decades-long hiatus on this new-fangled webernet thingy. Yes, the original Wiz, Peter Bergman, and co-host (and Firesign Theatre cohort), David Ossman are back! If you haven’t heard it, well, go ahead and check it out. Podcasts are free on iTunes as well. [..
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Barring a change of course on some kind of union agreement, which last night's angry council meeting hardly makes more likely, word on the street is cuts in the Redding Police Department will leave the force with the staffing it...
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The unmistakable buzz of an airplane motor getting louder by the second could be heard today moving closer over the rolling, oak-covered ranchland near Whitmore.
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From a round-up of blogs published in the Chico paper: From 'Observation Deck' by Josh Cook: Clearly the big issue in the local state Senate race will be whether or not people like cowboy hats. Long a symbol of folksy...
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From the USA Today web site: Scientists have discovered one of the smallest free-living life forms ever, with a genome that looks like a pamphlet compared to a human's encyclopedia, living in a poison-soaked former mine in northern California. And...
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Seen the new anti-Benito video?...
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What: Mother’s Day Tea at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Center When: May 8, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: 1815 Sheridan St. Cost: $5 donation for adults, lunch and entertainment provided. Sponsored by St. Marks M.B.C. For more information call 530-246-3317 …
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What: Fourth Annual Celebration of Assets When:  Friday, May 7, 7:15 a.m. Where: Win-River Event Center The Asset in Action Partnership of Shasta County is pleased to announce that the fourth annual Celebration of Assets will be held on Friday, May 7, 2010 at…
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No, not unions. Redevelopment agencies. Or so argues state Assemblyman Chris Norby, Joel Fox writes in an article that argues that the state should take a hard look at redevelopment and the tax money they drain from schools and counties....
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Prompted by questions Missy McArthur had asked at a previous council meeting, some figures were presented at last night's meeting about where the city's money is going, specifically when it comes to firefighting. I'm not sure why 1984 was picked...
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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 free Win-River ArtHop Shuttle. Board the ArtHop Shuttle for an evening of receptions for regional artists. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a r
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HawkMan Studios, ANewsCafe.com and Tapas Downtown invite you to the ARTHOP AFTER-PARTY Sat., May 8 - 9:00 p.m. - Tapas Downtown 1257 Oregon Street, Redding   Live Music by the TONY ARMSDEN TRIO
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An 18-year-old Tehama County woman was killed this morning on Highway 99 when her car ran head-on into a tanker truck filled with 8,300 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel near the Butte-Tehama county lines.
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The Red Bluff Police Department arrested five people Tuesday after serving search warrants on three locations as part of an ongoing investigation into several recent Tehama County burglaries.
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Chris Young, one of two candidates running against Les Baugh for county supervisor in the June election, follows up on an earlier interview with some points where he thinks the incumbent's gone astray. They include blocking Trish Clarke -- Baugh's...
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"California's obsession with incarceration -- at $50K a year per adult, $250K per juvenile -- is unsustainable, says criminologist Barry Krisberg" Interesting interview on a very pressing issue. Excerpts from the UC Berkeley web site. Crime is an issue where...
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We've all seen it. It sits on the corner of Placer and Butte in downtown Redding. The Damburger hamburger stand is on the west side and the telephone company building is behind it. And a make-believe owl sits on...
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The Chico State Orion newspaper tries to localize the Iceland volcano story. Excerpt: Though the magnitude is unpredictable, the potential for a Mount Shasta eruption is likely, said Bill Hirt, a geology professor at College of the Siskiyous. "We definitely...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are escape, hum and vibrant.TrajectoryThe kernel for his escape began as she raked her hand across his three-day stubble, fingers shrunken and cold like parchment, in the wake of her struggle to lean her lips near to his ear and whispered, “Let me go.”He ran
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Not that Medicare paid chiropractors very well to start with, but our seniors are under the impression that they have a certain amount of coverage when entering a chiropractic office. Well, they will now have 20-percent less than before. Many...
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A 27-year-old Cottonwood man was arrested early this morning by Tehama County Sheriff's deputies on several drug allegations.
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If city pensions and health care benefits are on the fall ballot the council majority that approved them - Jones, Bosetti, McArthur - could very well lose, as Stegall warned last night. Never underestimate the power of a well-financed campaign...
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Police are investigating a reported shooting on the 1100 block of Olive Avenue in Redding.
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Dear Mommy, Even though I am only 10 going on 11 it has been years since we last spent any time together. I am very confused, Daddy keeps telling me that it's your fault I don't see you. Daddy tells me He never did anything to hurt you,and that you are lieing, but I remember the day he hurt you and I thought that
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Skies will remain clear in the Redding area through Saturday, with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures. Today's high is expected to reach 70 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, with gusty northwest winds as high as 21 miles per hour.
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•I have a friend who retired, likes to watch TV and sing along with the theme songs. Is he a Barcalounge lizard? •Hey!! Where the %$#@& is Cary Grant? •I’m so tir
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Flowers and brunch make for fine Mother’s Day traditions. But maybe you and Mom are in the mood for something a little different. Something that involves getting your hands dirty. How about a workshop that involves preparing soil and planting at…
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In honor of the National Day of Prayer scheduled for May 6th the Christians&nbs
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Dear Lynne: My wife and I never have the same schedule two weeks in a row, and we work different shifts. This makes it hard for us to cook and have good meals most nights of the week. Where can we find recipes that we can cook en masse, freeze and heat up as needed? We want to be able to have good meals at home, as
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The California Parole Board is recommending that a 66-year-old Big Bend man sentenced two years ago to 35 years to life in prison for trying to murder two Shasta County sheriff’s deputies be released because he’s dying of a terminal illness.
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RED BLUFF — It will cost medicinal marijuana growers $40 to register their gardens with the county, after the Tehama County Board of Supervisors approved the fee Tuesday.
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A narrow Redding City Council majority voted Tuesday to cut $2.3 million from the general fund budget and to ask voters to curtail employee retirement benefits in a bid to permanently reduce expenses.
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North state marketplace: May 5, 2010
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It would be easy to look at two errors by the Foothill High baseball team and say that those two miscues were the biggest factors in a 4-0 loss to Pleasant Valley. For Cougars coach Todd Buck, the big zero in the score tells much more.
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Firefighters are at the scene of a fire tonight that's burning an old mill near Balls Ferry Road.
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Firefighters are at the scene of a fire tonight that's burning an old mill at Kimberly Drive and Panorama Point outside Anderson.
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Blake Adkins pitched a complete game and Terin Donnelly went 3-for-3 with two RBI as the West Valley High School baseball team held off Yreka 9-6 at home on Tuesday
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A narrow Redding City Council majority voted Tuesday to cut $2.3 million from the general fund budget and to ask voters to curtail employee retirement benefits in a bid to permanently reduce expenses.
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North state in brief: May 5, 2010
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At a time when the recession has cut large swaths of vacant shop space in strip malls across Redding, the Shasta Center is an encouraging anomaly.
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Today in History: May 5, 2010
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North Valley Bancorp on Tuesday reported a loss of $312,000 — or 4 cents a share — in the first quarter of 2010.
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The Redding City Council voted 3-2 this evening to cut $2.3 million from the general fund budget to bring spending into line with declining revenues.
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The Redding City Council voted 3-2 this evening to place two measures on the November ballot curtailing employee retirement benefits.
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The Redding City Council this evening approved a zoning change that would allow commercial businesses in public places such as schools, hospitals, airports and, somewhat controversially, a possible hotel at Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
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A land trust wants to build an $8 million pedestrian bridge over the San Joaquin River. And, predictably, there are naysayers, as the Fresno Bee reports But at least one conservancy leader questions the project. Madera County Supervisor Frank Bigelow,...
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The Pit has been fishing very well, depending on the location.
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The California Parole Board is recommending that a 66-year-old Big Bend man sentenced two years ago to 35 years to life in prison for trying to murder two Shasta County sheriff’s deputies be released because he’s dying of a terminal illness.
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The death penalty won’t be sought for a young Redding pair accused of killing a 28-year-old Sacramento man, a Shasta County prosecutor said today.
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May be on sale this weekend (Sat. & Sun.) at the (Old) Shasta Art Fair. No medical referral needed. Just five bucks to get in. I'm talking raku pottery, in this case made by enthusiastic students in the Shasta...
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Paul Shigley is spot on about the proposed sale of state office buildings. His conclusion: I understand that the state and many local government agencies are in dire fiscal straits. The situation is much worse than many people know. Now...
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I'm no engineer, but doesn't vegetation tend to hold soil in place instead of letting it erode? The federal government thinks otherwise, and is pressing the state to clear all trees and shrubs off of levees. The state is pushing...
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From the BBC: Just five minutes of exercise in a "green space" such as a park can boost mental health, researchers claim. --- UPDATE --- Ach! The prolific Gary Andresen beat me to it....
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What is your best story about your Mom? (Click here to answer.)
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National Association of Realtors reported today that Pending home sales increased in March for the third straight month. The National Association Of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) is a forward-looking indicator ba
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A 27-year-old Redding man has been sentenced to 60 years to life in prison for molesting two children, Shasta County prosecutors announced today.
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Most are unaware of the capital gains and estate tax tax law changes for 2010. If you stand to inherit real estate from a family member, you may want to do everything possible to keep them alive until 2011! Why? Two changes are in effect for this year only which could have significant tax consequences for those that inh
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First Look program helps owner occupant home buyers get first opportunity over investors to buy Shasta County bank owned (REO) properties. Fannie Mae’s First Look, initially started in late 2009, is designed to provi
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A 39-year-old Tehama County man has pleaded no contest to pimping charges and will serve 11 years in prison for prostituting a 17-year-old girl.
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We really like the neighborhood where today’s FDotD is located. It’s one of the nicer areas of Redding,a nd it’s very easy to get anywhere in town quickly. This home is on a big lot and seems to have come through the foreclosure process relatively unharmed. It has a fe
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The dam and reservoir were built in 1920 and are located above Ono on the North Fork of Cottonwood Creek. They are located on what was the Messelbeck Ranch, hence the name. The reservoir's main purpose was to supply year...
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It’s not quite fire season, but the sound of spotter planes, helicopters and air tankers buzzing the Whitmore area this morning might make it sound like it is.
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Weather in Redding today will be sunny and mostly clear with a high near 76 degrees and slightly gusty winds from the northwest. Wind gusts could reach as high as 23 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
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WHAT EXACTLY IS HAPPENING IN CALIFORNIA FAMILY LAW COURT? Battered mothers and abused children are getting the 1-2 knock-out punch from Family Law Court because they erroneously anticipate a modicum of civility from and in the court. Big, big mistake...and one that batterers, criminally inclined: attorneys, evaluators
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There are decisions to be made.Go bold.Play it safe.Listen to your heart.Listen to your head.“It was just a vacation,” she says, the one who has played it safe for so many years that she’s insulated from what it would really be like to just jump from the curb and land in the puddle. Drenc
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The first heat of the season has quickly moved cooking outdoors. The grill is great for burgers, chicken, fish, even pizza. But dessert? You betcha! Grilled peaches, pears and watermelon are all a different way to enjoy summer’s approaching bounty. One of our favorites…
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The discrimination of Christians continues to become more and more prevalent. Now it appears to be a crime to call a Sin a Sin. This incident happened in the UK, but it is only a matter of
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More than 11 percent of Washingtonians older than 26 reported smoking marijuana in the past year -- the highest percentage of any state in the nation, according to a 2007 survey by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...
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In the race for state Senate, Doug LaMalfa picked up a rare endorsement Monday from U.S. Rep. Wally Herger.
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Plans to open a Goodwill store in the former Circuit City building on Dana Drive in Redding have been dropped.
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Today in History: May 4, 2010
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Iconic Republican strategist Karl Rove is coming to Redding next week to promote his new book and to raise some campaign cash for a local politician.
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It's a crowded but happy nest for the Turtle Bay Bald eagles in downtown Redding.
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For the second time in less than a year, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has suspended the license of Bert & Ernie's in Redding.
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It was a tragic loss that pushed Bonnie Palmer, 60, of Redding, to become a licensed foster parent and eventual foster mom to an estimated 600 children.
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RED BLUFF - Dave Carr went up and down all day long Monday in the final round of the Red Bluff Pro-Am at Wilcox Oaks, and he officially stood alone at the top after another player's putt inexplicably didn't go down.
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Looking for leverage to force permanent budget cuts on unions, the Redding City Council this evening will likely revive the idea of asking voters to curtail employee retirement benefits.
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There wasn't much doubt at all that Anthony Williams was the Northern Section's top basketball player for the 2009-10 season. And now there's no doubt about him being one of California's top players from the Division III level.
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A man was savagely beaten with wooden bats, metal pipes and repeatedly stomped upon early this evening by a group of young adults outside a Creekside Drive home in South Redding, police said.
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Zauher's unctuous and self-congratulatory essay in the paper called out more than a dozen people -- from Pat Kight to Kent Dagg -- and referenced city councils and unnamed staffers in city departments. But unless I missed it, he forgot...
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Our great good friend Doni Greenberg invited Gary and me and supermatt41 & Chris over for a pasta-making night. Doni and her GIANT jar of f
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Cashing in on child-custody fightsLegal watchdog groups say that family courts are ripe for corruption. "The whole system is set up to churn fees," says Kathleen Russell of the Center for Judicial Excellence. In high-conflict custody cases, a family court judge typically assigns "court appointees" to provide cou
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And for a good thing, reports Katy Grimes of CalWatchdog in a complaint about the lack of available information about local ballot measures. What's interesting is that California's county election Web sites vary greatly in the information they make available...
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Redding.com commenter "bestclerk" has repeatedly said on stories related to the proposed Turtle Bay hotel -- including, most recently, Saturday's editorial -- that deed restrictions related to the original federal money that purchased the land are incompatible with further development....
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Redding police arrested four people in a room at the Motel 6 on Bechelli Lane in Redding this afternoon after police found 13.5 grams of methamphetamine and $2,350 cash.
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Today’s FDotD features a photo of nearby 3474 Nathan, but probably 3414 Nathan looks very similar to this. Sort of. Not sure why they used this photo, but we waited a few days to see if they were going to change it.
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Crews at Lassen Volcanic National Park continue to clear the road through the park east of Redding.
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I don't have the database of GOP politics to know just how rare this is, but it's interesting: Chico, CA -- United States Congressman Wally Herger has issued a rare primary endorsement in the local campaign for State Senate, endorsing...
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It was dedicated Saturday on Cloverdale Road where Piety Hill was once located to commemorate the extensive Gold Rush era mining activities in that area. Jo Geissner, a descendant of early Piety Hill resident Rev. William Kidder, and member of...
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by Emily Winslow Set in Cambridge, England, this story unearths the secrets kept by its complex characters – students, detectives, professors, mothers, husbands – leading to explosive consequences. Polly and Liv are two Americans studying at Cambridge. They are survivors of past mistakes and become friends.
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by Helen Simonson A delightfully humorous tale of the risks we take while pursuing happiness in the face of tradition and family obligation. Major Pettigrew and Mrs. Ali are brought together by a shared love of books and the loss of their spouses. As their unlikely friendship blossoms into possibly something mor
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by Holly LeCraw Seven summers ago, Marcella fell in love with Cecil on Cape Cod. Both were married and a secret affair blossomed. When Cecil’s wife is murdered, their romance immediately ended. Cecil died shortly after, a suspect in his wife’s death. Years later, Marcella returns to the Cape and befriends Ce
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by Melanie Benjamin Alice’s life has been a richly woven tapestry – she’s experienced passion, privilege and tragedy. As her 81st birthday draws near, she knows that she will always be known as “Alice,” the precocious girl who fell down the rabbit-hole. A love story and literary mystery blending fact an
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by Richelene Mitchell A gripping portrait of life for one African American woman in the projects of New Briton, Conn., during the early 1970s, this published journal sheds light on issues of race and gender that still echo today. Mitchell describes how her educational aspirations are curtailed by divorce, her wo
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by Victoria Thompson The latest installment in the Gaslight Series draws late Victorian midwife, Sarah Brandt, into the superstitious world of séances. Sarah is invited to a séance by her mother, and a woman is murdered. Another murder, a shady professor and charlatan mediums populate this traditional page-turn
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by Nalo Hopkinson Calamity is the sassy protagonist of this tale. Living on a Caribbean island, she has just buried her father and is estranged from her daughter. The appearance of a mysterious little boy has her voyaging between past and present, legend and reality, and exploring transition and the meaning of f
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by Tracy Chevalier On a windswept, stark coast of England, Mary Anning makes an important discovery – a complete dinosaur skeleton. This novel plunges the reader into the struggles of a gifted girl and her relationship with her mentor. These women fi nd a way to overcome prejudice and barriers.
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Kent Dagg won't speak to the Record Searchlight (those horrid anonymous commenters!) but he's apparently got no problem authoring a piece for the Anderson Valley Post, thereby exposing himself to, I guess, a kinder gentler set of south county commenters....
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Science Daily reports on an Antarctic expedition that collected ice cores drilled more than a mile deep, which is very cool. Maybe it will help the paleoclimatologists explain how this happened: Despite their present-day cold temperatures, the poles were not...
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The rush-hour traffic backup on Garden Street today? It was the Sequoia Middle School marching band touring the neighborhood and displaying its chops. Thus should every workday should begin....
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Don't you hate it (or at least find it fascinating) when old advertising slogans or inane pop tunes from yesteryear percolate up and take over your brain for no apparent reason? This weekend, while doing a mundane cleaning chore,...
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Color is one of the most important elements in any environment I create. Everything is a set to be designed usually with inexpensive or found pieces. Discards and thrift store items are liberally used in the decor. The chair closest to the door, a nice comfy old rocker, was left at the curb by neighbors. The wingback ch
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For the second time in less than a year, the California Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has suspended the license of Bert & Ernie’s in Redding.
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New state estimates on population growth in 2009 and new housing units, from the Chico paper: Among other north valley cities, Corning was up 0.6 percent to 7,409. Red Bluff rose 0.7 percent to 13,825. Redding added 0.7 percent, to...
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Dave Benda caught up with the first-quarter earnings of a number regional banks late last week. One name not on his list? North Valley Bank, which lost a lot of money last year because of loan write-offs and is on...
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Economics has nothing to do with virtue, which can kill an economy. So French economist tells The NY Times, in a story about Greece coming to a reckoning over its debt and overspending....
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Everyday I lament the fact that my posts do not seem to be making the impact they should. And everyday I try to think of a way to make the residence of Redding fully understand the crime that is happening, under our noses in family court!Close your eyes and imagine, you are raising your young child, the joy and love y
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A clear morning in Redding will give way to partly cloudy skies and a chance of rain this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
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About a year and a half ago, a new building went up on Yuba Street next to the beautiful Dobrowski House. The designer had the good taste to mimic the California craftsman style of that lovely old home (now used…
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I returned Friday from a road trip through Arizona and Utah. I decided to check out some of the sights I’ve missed seeing in previous travels and was treated to a visual feast. Here’s a slide show of the Arizona…
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There’s an excellent, triple-digit reason that most organized runs, bike rides, triathlons and other such events in these parts are scheduled for either the spring or fall. Even those of us who revel in the heat aren’t keen on competing…
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What: Shasta Secondary Home School’s Third Annual Art Show, Sale and Auction When: Thursday, May 6, 5 to 7 p.m. Where: SSHS Campus, 1401 Gold St, Redding (corner of Gold and Market streets). Proceeds from the sale and auction will be used to aid the Pennies…
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What: Butterflies and Blossoms Signal Spring at the Red Bluff Art Gallery When: May 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Red Bluff Art Gallery 601 Walnut Street (across from Wells Fargo Bank) “In Pursuit of Blossoms,” a collection of vibrant springtime watercolors by artist Judith Frost,&#
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I have many fears when it comes to my summer project, rational and irrational ... although they lean toward mostly irrational. In fact, when I began planning this trip I made a list, to convince myself first before taking the jouney. I titled that list something very manly, like ...
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Blood Money is a documentary film that exposes the truth behind the Abortion Industry from the Pro Life perspective.This film will examine the history of abortion in America, from the inception of Planned Pa
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CHIP has again expanded our subdivision with another group of lucky hardworking people whose dreams of having their first home has come true. I walk through the new section each day. One of the first homeowners to occupy their homes immediately started staking off property beyond their home with fence posts in order to star
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Had Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Christmas bomber, succeeded in destroying Northwest Flight 253 he would have taken American lives and created a wave of fear across the land. He would not have damaged our nation but would have united it further in countering such attacks. Some members of the Senate do damage our nation in
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In June of 2008, far Northern California was hit by a beautiful, awful summer storm - there was no rain, but incredible flashes of Dry Lightning touched down and ignited hundreds of wild fires. Many burned throughout the long smokey summer. That dismal season left the land scarred and black and gave me the metaphor that ins
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The Shasta College softball team ruined the home team's season Sunday, knocking out Fresno City College on its home field during a Northern California regional upset.
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Today in history for May 3, 2010
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Two tankards of cold water poured over her were enough to persuade Sara Sharp to cry out for forgiveness Sunday.
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RED BLUFF - Rick Dollarhide is putting the Am before Pro in the 19th annual Red Bluff Pro-Am at Wilcox Oaks.
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To make room for old-growth black oaks along Brandy Creek, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area officials plan to thin trees that are crowding out their sunshine.
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If one needs proof that great weather spurs people to get outside and enjoy the Shasta County landscape, they need not look any farther than Sunday's 40th Shasta Wheelmen Jamboree Century ride.
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On Amanda Winters' enlightening story today headlined "Fears over legal high: Herbal blend four times more potent than THC" and its availability at Bawa Amarjit's Less Smoke Shop on Eureka Way: paperboy520 writes: Good thing most kids can't read....
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A vehicle crashed and rolled at about 4:30 p.m. today on Highway 299 near Indian Oaks Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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My two brothers ventured off in the early morning on a 67 mile bike race through the hills and valleys of Redding California.
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In the yard of Fife Metal Fabricating on Eastside Road in south Redding? Something like it was used to clear trees and brush from behind Shasta Dam to make way for Shasta Lake. From an April 2007 piece on...
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North state residents who haven’t turned in a census form, could be getting a visit this weekend from a U.S. Census Bureau enumerator.
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Just like new! Spacious home with 2 lots totaling 2.3 acres. Home was built with 2×6 construction and energy efficiency in mind. Cooks kitchen with granite counters, Alder cabinets, and stainless appliances. Mode
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Yesterday, Saturday, May 1st, was Open House at the historic cute-as-a-button Axner log house in downtown Oak Run. Oscar Axner purchased the property and built the house in the early 1920s. Two of Oscar's daughters, Mrs. Elma Axner Maines...
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Redding artist Colleen Barry is about to start work on another installation of her popular mosiac turtles, this one near the Cafe at Turtle Bay, at the south end of the Sundial Bridge. This snap was taken this weekend...
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Some folks think it's high time for something like this -- a hemp-fueled "west coast woodstock" in the north state. Assuming the powers that be agree, at the end of this month. Read all about it here....
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Look for sunny skies and high temperatures in the low 80s this afternoon. It could be a little breezy, though, with northwest winds 14 to 17 mph and gusts as high as 28 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
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Must work! Must stay with it! Battling through the aches and irritation of carpal tunnel to get the last stitches in my custom project. All must be photoed and in the mail Monday. Deadlines are good but the farther out they are the more time I feel I’ve got to enjoy the sweet pleasures and responsibilities [...]
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Click here for more on gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner’s stance on immigrati
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Don't you just love baseball!
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In Trinity County, we can change the lyrics to “they clear cut paradise to start a marijuana farm.”
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The only flaw in Arizona’s new immigration law is that it was enacted some 460,000 illegal immigrants too late.
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Law-enforcement officers can and should investigate when they have reasonable suspicion of lawbreaking. That’s their job. But if pursuing Mexican drug runners devolves into simply hassling random Hispanics on the highway, it’s a problem.
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If you follow Redding Mayor Patrick Jones’ arguments to their logical conclusion, you come to this: Beauty is a waste of time and money. Only function matters.
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Two state boards and a federal agency have recently passed regulations and policy that cumulatively, in my opinion, could result in the largest timberland conversion in state history. This is a conversion because timber and the value thereof, owned by small private forest landowners, is no longer the highest and best use of
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Dear Readers: We recently did a column on a topic I get a lot of mail about. Two girls were close friends enjoying the usual sleepovers since elementary school, until, at 16, the mother of one girl stopped allowing sleepovers since the other girl was now known to be lesbian. I sided with the mother in saying no to her teen
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On a recent sunny day, I heard the call of the trail, aired up my knobby tires, loaded my sleepy bike and headed for the hills. Call it spring fever if you wish, I couldn't agree more.
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Several weeks ago my daughter Payton had a spirit day at school, Twin Day. She was good to go and all set to buddy up with a girlfriend. Well, the day before the big day she found out her friend was going to"twin" with someone else. There was a miscommunication of some sort.
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Here's how a variety of sunscreens for kids rate.
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Often, sunscreen packaged as kid-friendly is the same as regular sunscreen with some added fragrance, said Redding dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Stratte.
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What's really in sunscreen? Here is a glossary of some of the ingredients.
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The Red Hawks must wait another year for a shot at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Nationals.
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I have a set of Dairy Queen statues. I am a little confused as to why they call them Dairy Queen statues. I have an original advertisement that shows them as Tastee Freez statues. These are the original white statues.
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The Shasta College softball team hung on to beat Fresno City 5-4 in the opening game of a best-of-three Northern California playoff series in Fresno on Saturday.
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The fate of Redding’s effort to get Gottschalk back might have already been sealed.
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It was gratifying to finally attend the Stillwater Business Park ribbon-cutting and see the park officially open for business. I couldn’t help thinking back over the 10-plus years it took for the development to go through the process and appreciate the broad-based support that it took to get the project completed.
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Redding officials are proposing more layoffs, reorganizing departments and leaving jobs unfilled in an effort to cut another $2.3 million from the municipal budget.
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Today in History: May 2, 2010
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Redding unfortunately has not been known for being a bicycle-friendly community, but it looks like things are slowly changing.
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There's a $5,000 payday awaiting the winner of the 19th annual Red Bluff Pro-Am. Whoever it turns out to be, that top golfing pro will have gone through one of the state's notoriously toughest nine-hole chains to earn the check.
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Sitting behind a glass case on the counter of Less Smoke Shop on Eureka Way in Redding is a marijuana alternative that is potent, won’t show up on drug tests and is perfectly legal.
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North state in brief: May 2, 2010
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A group of a dozen homeowners overlooking the Sacramento River has sued state engineers alleging a bridge replacement project on Highway 44 in Redding had unintended consequences downriver.
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After nearly four years of delays, trial started last week for the former Redding restaurant manager who is accused of stealing more than $44,000 from his former employer.
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A meditation on that mythical State of Jefferson, from the Portland Oregonian web site. Nice mix of history and contemporary observation. Excerpt from near the end: Although they come from many different angles, most locals express a sense of tribalism...
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Mackenzie Just finished a weekend of performances in this production. I am so proud of you..... You reall
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The 60th Shasta Damboree on Saturday celebrated this city’s biggest celebrity — Shasta Dam — and those who helped to build it.
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I gather Mayor Patrick Jones got chewed out around City Hall for mentioning, in a conversation with me back in the winter, that the city's budget crunch could lead to consolidation of city departments and the closure of a fire...
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I planned a day to climb a mountain, just me and my thoughts, a day as of old, a climb as a prayerful journey to feel God's presence. Here is "Castle Craggs" near Redding California, and I climbed it this morn
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The following excerpts, written by correspondent "G. H. S.", were published in the Yreka Journal newspaper on August 28, 1872: "...I arrived safely, and am now a citizen of the new town of Redding. It is situated half a mile...
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The "It's Your Business" feature I used to do with former colleague David Benda, like this now 6-year-old profile of R & R Quality Meats: Charlie Lefort has no beef with Costco, WinCo or FoodMaxx. The owner of R&R Quality...
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May is upon us – the crowning of the May is actively happening in my garden. On Egreenway.com out of Red Bluff I ran across this timely quote by 20th century naturalist, writer, and photographer Edw
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An 18-year-old Redding man was arrested early this morning for allegedly shattering the windows and glass doors of a dozen Redding businesses, police said.
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It’s going to be a beautiful day today in the neighborhood. Mostly sunny skies with a high temperature near 80 degrees are forecast today for Redding by National Weather Service officials in Sacramento. North winds should be between 6 and 13 mph. Sunday’s forecast again calls for sunny skies, a high near 84 and a north
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Happy Mayday. Now that the somewhat artificial demand created by the federal tax credit is over, we thought we’d look back at the last 6 months of REO sales in the Shasta MLS. We saw over $63M in home sales from 377 bank owned, and government seized homes since last November.
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The ball bounced away from relief pitcher Zach Manley and skipped along the boards of the backstop. In a way, it was metaphor of how a postseason berth seemed to be slipping away from the Knights.
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The Red Hawks’ first foray in postseason softball began and ended poorly.
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The Shasta College track and field team had a number of individual championships at the Golden Valley Conference track and field championships Friday.
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On Earth Day Redding architect James Theimer had some harsh words for skeptics of human-caused global warming. One harsh word, actually. At a “sustainability conference” at Shasta College he repeatedly said deniers, skeptics and even people “on the fence” about global warming were “stupid.̶
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Could it be that, hidden somewhere deep in the Redding city code, there’s a local tax on tinfoil hats? And to close its budget deficit, City Hall is trying to stoke sales by supplying fodder to the conspiracy-minded?
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The Red Hawks’ first foray in postseason softball began and ended poorly.
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These are wild and crazy days on the diamond, but strangely successful.
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North state in brief: May 1, 2010
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A Trinity County Superior Court judge who, in his courtroom, hugged a defendant and close family friend accused of stabbing her boyfriend has been publicly admonished by the California Commission on Judicial Performance.
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An Anderson man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of installing dentures without the proper credentials.
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Credit cards, casino meals and a faulty memory are at the crux of the latest kerfuffle at the Mountain Gate Community Services District.
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Three north state banks reported first-quarter profits this week.
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North state marketplace: May 1, 2010
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Today in History: May 1, 2010
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The murder trial for three teenagers accused of beating a homeless man to death last year was postponed Friday until Aug. 10.
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The Red Bluff Joint Union High School District soon will be the first school district in California to receive all of its electricity from solar power.
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Redding police officers are in the area of Victor Avenue and Vega Street tonight in a search for one or more people who fled following a traffic stop, Sgt. Koby Heston said.
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Two people, including a 17-year-old Anderson boy, were arrested late Friday night after they were pulled over for a traffic stop and they took off again in the Enterprise area, only to crash into a nearby unoccupied home, police said.
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A 45-year-old motorcycle rider suffered a fractured neck and back Friday afternoon when he crashed on Highway 151, the loop route to Shasta Dam.
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To remain the world's pre-eminent nation, the U.S. is going to have to develop energy sources that are plentiful, clean and don't enrich the worst people on earth. From David Brooks....
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City of Redding issues proclamation designating May as Pennies for Peace Month! "Pennies for Peace" helps girls and women in Afghanistan and Pakistan! 100 pennies pays a teacher's salary for one day! Join the Shasta County Interfaith Forum, Redding Bank of Commerce in making a difference in lives of girls and women in Af
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Redding Bank of Commerce Holdings' reported a $1.3 million profit in the 1st quarter, up 26 percent year-to-year. But the news release went on: The real estate development properties and construction related portfolio is showing some signs of stability but...
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Josef Halda of the Czech Republic builds a rock garden in Dunsmuir to showcase Siskiyou County's alpine plants.f
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Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig offers tips on growing watermelons.
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Experts weigh in on mistakes made during the downturn in real estate.
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Gardening events planned.
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An Anderson man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of installing dentures without the proper credentials.
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Sen. Sam Aanestad's monthly newsletter includes some unhappy words about a failed bill (reported on here by the Chico Enterprise-Record) that would have given businesses with 15 or fewer employees a one-time warning, with a 48-hour grace period to make...
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"deuce560" guessed it correctly at 10:03 a.m. as the Big Bend Hotel located beside the Pit River. He/she wins a $10 gift certificate from River City Java and a nice winner's certificate that's great for framing. Thank you everyone for...
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The murder trial for three teenagers accused of beating a homeless man to death last year was postponed today until Aug. 10.
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My esteemed co-blogger Chloe Winston is upset about the public defender's accusation of racial profiling by drug agents on I-5, calling it "something else with which to divide us." I understand where she's coming from. Catching drug runners is a...
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The annual French Gulch Volunteer Fire Dept. Open House and Yard Sale is sponsored by the fire auxiliary. Proceeds from this event support the firefighters in their efforts to protect and serve the community.
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Don't kill them because you should, love them because you can.
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What: Advance Health Care Directive Class Offered When: May 3, 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Mercy Medical Center Redding - Lower Level Auditorium 2175 Rosaline Ave., Redding Making health care decisions can be a complex process. It is important that families and health care providers are aware
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Most people who have lived in the north state for any stretch of time have heard something about the excellence of the annual Shasta High School spring musical. I once wrote that the school's spring musical is like a 747 jetliner -- it's a massive beautiful thing and it's amazing that it gets off the ground each year. But .
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A U-Haul truck crashed into the Swift Properties building on East Cypress this morning and left the scene in a hurry.
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Tehama County drug agents arrested a Los Molinos man who owns a hydroponics shop in Corning this week on suspicion of marijuana sales, saying a year-long investigation showed he was trafficking marijuana to Kansas.
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One train car somehow popped off the Union Pacific tracks above South Market Street in Redding late this morning
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I'm not sure what the source of this is, but the immigration resolution that the Democrats in the California Assembly passed yesterday includes an interesting data point: WHEREAS, Approximately 77 percent of undocumented immigrants that reside in California live with...
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Great location in Redding’s Ravenwood subdivision at an affordable price. Home has a spacious floor plan with laminate flooring and a wood burning fireplace in the living room. In the backyard there is a covere
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Automobiles can require a great deal of maintenance as they age. The GrandAm, a faithful servant, had made quite a few trips to the repair shop over the last few years. This is actually my son’s car but he graciously allows me to use it. He is going to law school and has access to other [...]
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Need a laugh? have 7 minutes to spare? Check out the "SNL" sketch that Joel Fox links to....
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The Turtle Bay eagle cam was down for at least an hour this morning.
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This popular hotel was located beside a river in Shasta County. What was its name and where was it located? First one to guess it correctly wins a prize. Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are...
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I wondered that after reading community activist Doug Bennett's opinion piece in today's paper. He certainly struck a populist tone, calling for Kurt Starman and the well-paid brass at city hall to take a 20 percent pay cut and to...
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No injuries were reported in a wreck this morning on Interstate 5 in South Redding.
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It's going to be a clear, sunny day in Redding. Today should be 74 degrees with a 10 mph wind from the north or northwest, according to the National Weather Service. The sun should stay through the weekend, pushing the high to 77 Saturday and 84 Sunday, according to the Weather Service. Next week should start sunny as wel
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I know what The "Take Back the Day and Night" event is supposed to be about, but I don't understand why the people putting the event on, run counter to the whole idea. Maggie John, in my opinion does not really care about the women that are being abused, because she does not want to deal with the continued abuse in fam
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Why would newspapers carry on a vendetta on one of the most important institutions that we have today in the United States, namely the Catholic Church?
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Longtime readers will recall this home as one of our more memorable FDotD picks; a bank owned Redding riverview hom
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Dad and Mackenzie 1996 Today at 9:40 am it was the anniversary of my daughter's birth, 14 years ago. 
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Just when you think Chico’s pretty hip musically, they go and dump a big basket of disrespect over an artist like Shelby Lynne last we
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Many people continue to ask me about the weight loss that they have noticed in the members of our family. I am down almost 80 lbs from a few years ago, but most&nbs
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I’m pleased to see growers, retailers and consumers in the Redding area joining the local and slow food movements. I’m no zealot, but I don’t know how anyone can deny that fresh, locally grown food tastes better than processed or…
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For so many people, guilt is something they find themselves dealing with often. Is guilt really a bad thing? It actually is a wonderful sign that your soul is still alive an
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The Red Bluff High School softball team lost its first Eastern Athletic League game of the season, falling 5-2 to Pleasant Valley in Red Bluff on Thursday
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The Spartans weren’t going to ruin the Hornets’ tennis playoff chances.
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Any time you go to an athletic event and have the possibility of pro scouts attending, you know you’re around something special.
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The Shasta High School baseball team knocks off Foothill 2-1 in a major pitching matchup between the Wolves' Dallas Chadwick and the Cougars' Andrew Millner.
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The Shasta College baseball team has staged quite a late-season run to get to this point, winning its past seven games to reach .500 on the season and second place in the Golden Valley Conference.
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Chase will add 90 bank branches in California in 2010 — including a second Redding location in the same building it was ready to open last year before it dropped plans.
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The Third District Court of Appeal took center stage Thursday in the David Marr Theater at the Shasta Learning Center in Redding.
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SHASTA LAKE — This city with a history deeply rooted in the construction of Shasta Dam will celebrate its past Saturday at its 60th Shasta Damboree.
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A pair of north state counties earned dismal grades in the American Lung Association’s 11th annual evaluation of the nation’s air quality.
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Redding planning commissioners Thursday unanimously approved a use permit for a sports complex at Simpson University.
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Today in History: April 30, 2010
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North state marketplace: April 30, 2010
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Tax-exempt groups, including the McConnell Foundation and Shasta College, will pay the same water rates as its other customers, Bella Vista Water District directors agreed Thursday as it approved a series of rate changes.
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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 the heated national debate about racial profiling.
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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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What is the first sentence, of the third paragraph, on page 158 of the book you are rea
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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