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May 15th, 2010

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This story begins with a shared passion. Shared passion and a collegial friendship between a man and woman, conducted from opposite coasts of North America in the 1980s.
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ANDERSON — An Anderson volunteer firefighter was arrested early this morning after he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife and had in his possession a loaded pistol, Anderson police reported this afternoon.
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What's the surprise, you ask? Read and see.EnoughToes dug into the cool, wet sand.She feels the ocean spray on her face, mingled with the slight fragrance of cocoa butter on her body. In the distance, gulls circle a barge, its loud, obnoxious horn intrusive and unrelenting.Her back is to the su
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ForeclosureRadar.com just released its April 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 of th
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We have probably driven by it on Olinda Road, perhaps on the way to the Happy Valley Strawberry Festival, and wondered just what in the world it was. It was the one-time home of William and Ruth Plotts and their...
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Longtime north state arts supporters Peter and Nadia Robbins, also known as the Traveling Bohemians, are celebrating the opening of their new venue — the Bohemian Art Loft — this weekend. The Grand Ope
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WASHINGTON, May 15, 2010 - Montclair Meat Co., Inc., a Montclair, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 53,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service…
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I'm all for thinking the unthinkable, but reading a few details about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to zero out CalWORKS, it's plain that it just isn't going to happen. So The Bee notes that people are rightly wondering what's really...
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Wow, a blog posted on the Record Searchlight, actually tried to disqualify Steve Carlton on the basis of his age and/or how old he looks.This is comical and sureel,  kind of like a Quinton Tarintino movie.
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A fire destroyed a 30-foot motor home Friday night at the Twin View Terrace Mobile Home Park in Redding, firefighters said.
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This one sold in 2006 for $341K, but had been listed for sale as high as $379K. Located on 2+ acres adjacent to BLM land, the prior listings boasted of horse trails to Lake Shasta. As we’ve mentioned before, Beltline Road is named for the conveyor belt that took aggregate fro
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Redding’s first paid fire chief, Lou Poole, sits at the wheel of an automotive fire truck, c. 1911. The Shasta Historical Society library is open to the public and volunteers are available to assist with res
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It’s going to be a warm and sunny weekend in Redding, but rain could fall on Monday. Mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 82 degrees is in today’s weather forecast, while Sunday should see partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 90, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. But the
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A 38-year-old Oak Run man who spent more than a month on the run following a shootout with two Shasta County bounty hunters in January was ordered Friday to stand trial on assault with a firearm and other charges.
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Cottonwood native Justin Davis, Rod Hay and Blake Knowles were among Friday's standouts at the 62nd annual Redding Rodeo.
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The Foothill High School baseball team beat Corning 6-4 on the road to advance in the Northern Section playoffs.
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>I have seen colleague after colleague leave through our office doors for different challenges as of late. These are the same people with whom I've worked well into the night and have shared my highs and lows of the job.
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Dallas Chadwick struck out 15 as the Shasta High School baseball team beat Chico 5-0 in a section Division I playoff game.
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The Enterprise High School boys track and field team captured its fifth straight league title at the Eastern Athletic League championships at Enterprise High on Friday.
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Two Enterprise High School students have received third-place awards in the 2010 National No Boundaries Competition.
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Two Redding city garbage truck drivers unmasked the Lone Stranger and Sidekick on Friday, but people can keep looking today for the loot they stashed away.
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I read your article about speeding and just had one comment.
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In 1910: A train once again blocked the Yuba Street crossing in Redding for 15 minutes shortly after lunch hour, causing much inconvenience to the traffic and pedestrians.
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With Memorial Day nearly here, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday for the long-awaited 150-bed veterans home in south Redding.
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Redding Realtor has his eye on a new piece of property: The Shasta County Assessor-Recorder’s office.
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Randal Faulkner wants to take the position held by his one-time boss, Shasta County Auditor-Controller Connie Regnell.
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In her bid for re-election, Shasta County Clerk Cathy Darling, 41, faces a colorful opponent known for two decades of political antics.
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Telling picture posted on the Steve Carlton for District Attorney Facebook page, snapped at Thursday's memorial for fallen law-enforcement officers in Redding: I have every intention of growing old someday, so I have nothing against old-timers, especially when they've still...
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Redding firefighters are at the scene of a fire in a 30-foot travel trailer at Twin View Terrace Mobile Home Park.
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Every once in a while, while shuffling through the stack of papers around my desk, I come across a vintage political hit piece -- the 2004 mailer from Doug LaMalfa's camp that declared, "Larry Flynt and Barbara McIver -- the...
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Yerba santa is a California native plant that tends to be overlooked, but in spring it has clusters of showy pale purple flowers.
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Real estate experts explain why home inspections are important.
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How do you dress for church? Listen to these wise words from the holy priest!
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This recent headstone in the Redding Cemetery tells quite a story. (hat tip: Mike Grifantini)...
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"djr" correctly guessed the mystery photo at 12:31 pm as the stone building on Olinda Road in Happy Valley. Congratulations djr! Our winner has won a $10 gift certificate compliments of River City Java and also a winner's certificate...
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Home shoppers now expect expect well produced video tours of homes for sale online. If you simply search randomly at YouTube, you will find videos of homes that sold long ago. Very frustrating. This new website at Coldwell Banker makes sure all the videos posted are ACT
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Ambulance crews responded this afternoon to a single-vehicle accident with minor injuries on northbound Interstate 5 between South Bonnyview and Cypress avenues in Redding.
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Affordable cul-de-sac location in east Redding. Home needs a little bit of love but definitely livable. Home has central heat and air, wood stove in family room and a good sized back yard.
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This is a hoot: Despite repeatedly voicing concerns about Arizona's new immigration enforcement law in recent weeks and threatening to challenge it, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he has not yet read the law -- which is only 10...
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Loved this shot of Chita and Erin at the Asphalt Cowboys Pancake Breakfast from a few minutes ago. They hope for 11,000 breakfasts served this year. Wow. Took a bunch of shots, more to follow, no doubt. It’s Really Redding.
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Do you know where this structure is located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess the street and town of where this structure is located, you'll win a $10 gift...
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The Lone Stranger and Sidekick were unmasked today. Matt Clark and Dan Langford, both garbage truck drivers for the city of Redding, correctly guessed Redding City Manager Kurt Starman and Record Searchlight Editor Silas Lyons as the villains who pulled off Tuesday's "bank robbery".
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Think government bailout and bankers and car companies come to mind. But according to this Reuters article, Uncle Sam has been very, very good to the nation's top homebuilders. What's more, top executives a
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Firefighters have responded this morning to Kenyon Drive in southwest Redding to an unoccupied motorhome that is on fire but not threatening structures.
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I wonder what it costs the Hotel Bosenko to house an inmate. The Shasta County sheriff will surely be busting out his calculator this weekend. From The Bee: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will revive a plan to house 15,000 nonviolent felons...
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If Greyhound decamps for RABA's downtown terminal, as is recommended in this report to the RABA board for its May 17 meeting. The Greyhound terminal, I've always thought, had great potential as a restaurant and/or nightclub, or maybe as the...
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It’s so rare to see a bank owned home listing lead with a blue swimming pool photo, we just had to look. Hey, this house looks familiar. Those same two forlorn looking newspapers in the driveway… Oh. This one has been for sale for
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The north state will see seasonably warm afternoons and mild mornings today through the weekend before cooler weather -- and a slight chance of showers -- returns Monday. Afternoon highs around the northern Sacramento Valley today will hit the mid-80s under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Se
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Henry Rollins is coming to SoDak on his Frequent Flyer spoken word tour (ticket information here).While his music career has slowed - he was the lead singer of Black Flag, arguably the world's first hardcore pun
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A bikeway master plan that envisions a grid of bike lanes across much of Redding could be adopted as soon as next month. The proposed “Bikeway Action Plan 2010-2015” calls for nearly doubling the length of bike lanes from the existing…
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It should be polished and sparkling Friday through Sunday at the Shasta District Fair grounds.
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Love rules all. Need proof? Look no further than the fact that Thursday was my last day working at the Record Searchlight.
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The ballots have been tabulated and the 10 finalists for the 2010 Record Searchlight/Exchange Club Scholar Athlete have been selected.
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The numbers coming into Thursday's Northern Athletic League softball finale all pointed to West Valley dominating Anderson. By the end of the contest, the numbers showed that the Cubs gave the Eagles everything they could handle.
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The Shasta High School boys tennis team claimed its first Northern Section team title since 2001 with a 6-0 victory over Pleasant Valley on Thursday.
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Two initiatives on the June 8 ballot are corporate-sponsored and -financed measures where major companies are spending millions of dollars trying to persuade the electorate to write their businesses strategies into state law. Yet there’s a critical difference between the two.
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Jon Manasse, New York-based clarinet virtuoso, will play the Concerto for Clarinet by Lowell Liebermann. This is the California premiere of the concerto, first played in Ohio in 2009. Also on the program are Dvorak's Eighth Symphony and Haydn's Lo Speziale Overture.
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Jeremiah Linnell pumped his fist in victory Thursday morning as he hoisted a whopper bass out of the J.F. Shea gravel pond.
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C.L. Huntington, an aerial photographer, was in Redding. He flew his kite over the city, taking a beautiful view of the “queen city of the north.”
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A 38-year-old Redding man suspected of riding a stolen motorcycle and wanted on numerous felony and misdemeanor warrants eluded police Thursday during a three-hour search.
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... but the Daredevil Sweethearts put on a show that by itself is worth the price of admission to the Redding Rodeo. Just saying....
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I was out in full gallop on Saturday night!  Wow, what a fantastic round I had too!  I only made it to a few spots, but I must say the show topper for me was the great goings on over at
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This morning’s annual outdoor breakfast sponsored by the Asphalt Cowboys is sure to see a big and hungry crowd stepping up to the plates.
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Beverages & more!, which bills itself as the leading alcohol beverage-lifestyle superstore retailer in the western United States, plans to open its first store in Redding.
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It’s been 25 years since the dogwood was named Dunsmuir’s official tree
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Tehama County supervisors can get their first look today at a long-awaited study on development impact fees, setting the stage for a series of workshops and hearings that will last at least through midsummer.
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Five local performance companies will combine forces this weekend in "Bravura," a two-hour production featuring song and dance routines from ballet to hip-hop at the Cascade Theatre.
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Frustrating times for lots of workers buffetted by the winds of creative destruction transforming the economy.. The New York Times finds a 52-year-old former office administrator whose job probably won't be coming back when the economy recovers. Sic semper erat,...
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Well cared for home located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Open floor plan includes spacious kitchen with bar seating, dining area, and great room. Private deck overlooking rear yard and a covered patio in the side yard perf
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ONO - A half-acre grass fire was contained by firefighters around 5:20 p.m. today, a spokesman with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
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Seriously, California's a blue state and all, but someone explain to me how -- when the governor of California is seriously discussing dismantling major health care programs -- the state Legislature is devoting its time to ... wait for it...
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Carly Fiorina, Republican candidate for Senate, is holding a campaign event tomorrow in what far Northern California city? Redding, with its rich base of Republican voters? No. Chico, biggest town in the most populous county north of Sacramento? No. Well,...
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I took this photo this morning. It sure is nice to see his house shaping up again. To see the progression of work on his house, go to www.shastacountyhistory.com and click on "Reconstructing Judge Eaton's house"....
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The search has been called off for a man who was thought to be possibly armed with a handgun in the area of Benton Airpark in west Redding this afternoon.
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What: United States Air Force Band’s Golden West Winds Woodwind Quintet to perform at the Redding Library When: Tuesday (May 18), 6 p.m. Where: Redding Library The Golden West Winds Woodwind Quintet will perform at the Redding Library on Tuesday, May 18th at 6 p.m. Led…
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Mama killdeer decided to lay eggs in the most unusual place. We sat out cones to protect the killdeer bird while she hatches her eggs.
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Clay Parker suggests there won't be enough time to prepare for or officers to police the Woodstock-like event, scheduled for the end of the month. Details here....
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Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner are flinging no end of mud at each other, but at least they're not accusing each other of the vile sin of ... supporting the teaching of evolution in schools. Yet that's exactly what a...
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OK, one follow-up to last night's post about real estate values and Proposition 8 assessment reductions: Obviously the share of parcels reassessed varies from county to county, depending on local market conditions. In some areas, real estate values have held...
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That's what Jon Coupal, voice of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association, calls Meg Whitman, in an introduction to a release about a new ad. Really? All due to respect to Whitman, who seems like a very capable but person, but...
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Lassen Peak erupted the first time in 1914 and continued to erupt frequently until 1921. During that time, it erupted over 300 times completely devastating and altering the surround area. The first recorded eruiption was May 30, 1914. It's last...
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Wondering what Orly Taitz, queen of the birthers and Republican candidate for California secretary of state, has to say for herself? I was able to catch only a few minutes of the show myself, but the Botts had her on...
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1. Redding Rodeo Week 2010 Through Saturday at Redding Rodeo Grounds, 715 Auditorium Drive, Redding. Kiddie Pet Parade, 4 p.m. today, Mt. Shasta Mall, Redding. Pancake breakfast, 6 to 10 a.m. Friday, Market Street between South and Placer streets; tickets $4 at the door. Rodeo parade, 10 a.m. Saturday in do
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Musician John Brandeburg grew up in Sonoma County and began playing guitar right out of high school. John performed with the band “A Euphonious Wail” in the late ‘60s and had the opportunity to share the stage with acts including Iron Butterfly, Steppenwolf and Canned Heat. In 1974, he and Hugh Shacklett formed a duo
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The Mt. Shasta News reports here. Excerpt: "(Vice Mayor) Mario (Rubino) is volatile, he speaks out of context, and he is not a good representative of the people," Mitchell stated. Hmmm. How many Redding city councilmembers over the years were...
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Juli Heleniak had no formal restaurant experience when she bought Carnegie’s six years ago.
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• Hot Redding Event • Visit the Trinity Alps • Go Organic • Sip Wine, Watch a Movie • Wineries Do Lunch
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Got an e-mail from local real estate agent Eric Smith, who attached a link to a recent "60 Minutes" segment on the growing popularity of strategic defaults: homeowners under water on their mortgages walk away despite the fact they can afford their monthly payments. Clearly, the stigma of losing your house to fore
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For Cindy Michaels and Diana Christensen, spring hasn’t felt quite right the last couple of years. That’s because both the Redding City Ballet and The Redding City Musical Theatre Company haven’t staged spring productions.
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This weekend, the Redding City Ballet joins forces with the Redding Musical Theater Company, Foothill High School’s Club Cougar, bellydance troupe Modern Gypsy, Belariz Ballet, Chico’s Full Force Dance, Mt. S
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Couldn’t resist running for the camera. Good morning and it’s going to be warm. All is well in my world. Work, dig life, love. Trees are graceful friends. If I didn’t love Frank or know him, I’d marry a eucalyptus. I’ll miss the sunrise when we move to a later summer schedule but I’ll be
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Officials have reopened both lanes of Interstate 5 at the Corning rest area after glass that spilled from a big rig earlier this morning had backed up traffic.
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They finally release the video. The lighter colored stuff is liquefied natural gas. But hey, who’s on American Idol tonight?
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The opening day of competition for the annual Redding Rodeo will be treated to highs in the low 80s.
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It is amazing that such a blatent infringement of due process and civil rights can go unnoticed by the citizens,and be completely ignored by officials and organizations that are supposed to help. The family court goes merrily about it's way, stripping parents of their right to be with family. The family law attorneys k
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Today’s FDotD seems to have last sold for $365K in 2005, was listed for $470k just 9 months later. That increase in value must have seemed justified. At least to the seller. Well, now you can get it for less, shall we say. As of today, it seems to have fallen into the relucta
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A 28-year-old man told police from a hospital emergency room that he was robbed and beaten with the butt of a handgun while walking in an alley Wednesday night in downtown Redding.
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Here are today's clues to help the Asphalt Cowboys solve Tuesday's "bank robbery" and find the missing loot:
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OneWord is a prompt site I like very much. Sixty seconds to write about one owrd. In this case, it's wealth.If you hard it all, what would you do with it?He rode the bus to a place of business he hated, seething silent as menial tasks were completed for bosses who did
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I once described the Asphalt Cowboys’ annual pancake breakfast to someone from out of the area as “pancakes for 10,000 people in the middle of the street before sunrise.” That poor description earned a quizzical look, and, no, not everyone shows…
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One of my four jobs is at a bar oft populated by university students. I’ve enjoyed many an evening amiably discussing current events, but it is not rare for debate to devolve into emotional ranting. Friday night featured such a…
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The Red Bluff High School softball team edged Pleasant Valley 4-3 for its fifth straight victory on Wednesday.
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Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has — or had, anyway — the right vision of what confirmation hearings for the high court should be. If she lived up to her own standard, she could improve the process enormously — and be confirmed anyway.
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Thanks to a pair of candidates willing to tap Silicon Valley fortunes trying to capture the Republican nomination for governor, Californians are suffering through the most expensive primary campaign in any state’s history.
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Couples need to do much more than financial planning for retirement. They also need to plan how their relationship will play out.
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As the weather gets warmer, it's a great time to go outside and get some exercise. But while some exposure to sunlight is unavoidable, too much can be dangerous. Remember the following tips to stay safe in the sun this season.
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The surprises were minor Wednesday as the Northern Section released baseball brackets for the 2010 playoffs. Unfortunately for teams in the northern part of the section, that meant no No. 1 seeds.
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Northern Section football title games will not be played at a central venue this year, and they will not be moved to the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
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The Wolves are one match away from ending their nine-year section title drought.
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At 62 years of age, the Redding Rodeo keeps getting more and more prosperous.
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The new Community Teaching Garden at Shasta College is rooted in a simple philosophy: Grow wholesome food using strategies that are natural, economical and the least labor intensive.
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Cottonwood residents will gather Wednesday to air their concerns about a proposed 430-home subdivision northeast of town.
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Until Wednesday night, Bonnie Smith didn’t realize there were so many ways for her children to get in trouble on the Internet.
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A machinist and not a cowboy by trade, Scott Davies improvised Wednesday morning when readying for the Quick Draw Competition contest at the Redding Rodeo Grounds.
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The far northern Sacramento Valley picked up population last year despite posting unprecedented foreclosure rates and some of its highest unemployment numbers in two decades.
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Proponents of a veterans museum in Redding asked the Shasta County Board of Education on Wednesday to move Schreder Planetarium to their proposed facility off Airport Road.
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Jim and Beverly Evens of Happy Valley claimed a $2 million California Lottery Scratchers prize Tuesday and attributed their good fortune to a pet Alpine goat, “Bucky,” who led them into rescuing animals.
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Privatization is appropriate for tourism marketing — but not for the Redding Convention Center, the city’s Community Services Advisory Commission recommended Wednesday.
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A spring sojourn to wildlife refuges offers nature lovers an exceptional slice of beauty in Northern California.
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Today in History: May 13, 2010
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Shasta County real estate agent Deb O’Neil will participate in Sunday’s Bay To Breakers in San Francisco to help a friend battle cancer.
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The candidate challenging Leslie Morgan for assessor-recorder followed up to an April editorial and our more recent endorsement of Morgan with an Op-Ed -- which we'll be publishing in the paper soon -- that repeats many of his by now...
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A 2004 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 driven by Steve Ellis was added or updated in the DragTimes.com drag racing database running a 9.730 @ 143.000 MPH.
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Privatization is appropriate for tourism marketing – but not for the Redding Convention Center.
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Read about it here, in the Anderson Valley Post. Even after federal taxes, that'll pay for a lotta feed....
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Have you ever known someone who has helped improve the health of others in Shasta County? Like the football coach who convinced his freshman team to drink water, juice and milk instead of soda? Or the gas station owner who rewards employees $500 cash for not selling tobacco and alcohol to decoys? How about the retired nurse
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A Red Bluff woman could be sent to prison for more than six years for allegedly getting her children out of school by sending phony doctor’s notes.
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Last night and again this afternoon IE and Microsoft sidebar (whatever that is) have quit working for me, repeatedly. I'm using Firefox.Is it something I did?
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Here’s what Rich Moulton had to say about our telecom audit services.  If you would like to see if we can save you money on your phone bill, just give us a call! Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Micros
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Emergency units are responding this afternoon to an accident on Highway 299 East near Oak Run Road that has reportedly sent a vehicle over the edge.
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The Redding Planning Commission follows the recommendations of city planners the majority of the time, Commissioner Randall Smith acknowledged after a four-hour session on Tu
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The lineup at next Monday's Redding Tea Party? Conservative favorite Senate candidate Chuck DeVore, an assemblyman from SoCal, along with the north state's own Jim Nielsen. Would that be the Nielsen who just announced his support for DeVore's rival Carly...
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I don't know when the current roof was put on the French Gulch Hotel, but it has become old and leaky and it needs a new one. Roofs are very expensive, and the owners are asking for your help. To...
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Just last summer in order to get to the water a person would have to drive all the way down this ramp, then onto a dirt road, then park on top of a dirt hill several hundred yards out from … Continue reading →
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Authorities are investigating what was initially reported as a gas leak on Market Street in downtown Redding.
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All of the following is from Shasta County history buff Rod Martin. They are all his words; I didn't change a word. I thought they were interesting enough to share with everyone on my blog. If you know of more...
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Tarmac Road at Holton Way in east Redding is expected to be closed for at least four hours after a big rig hit a power pole this morning.
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Just last summer it would have been quite a hike down steep stairs that you can’t even see right now, as they’re covered by water in this pic, to get to these rental boats. Now there’s just a ramp to … Continue r
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Bridge Bay is usually the place from which we’d launch the boat each day. The houseboat in this photo is currently sitting above where we often parked. Dry land would reach almost, if not all the way, to that Island.
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Taken at dusk from behind Shasta Dam.
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This bird flew over my head with whatever it is that it’s feeding to baby-bird. I quickly turned the camera on and followed it. If I wasn’t so excited about getting the shot while this beautiful bird’s wings were outstretched, …
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Beautiful mountain, no?
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I can’t remember a time I’ve seen the lake this full. It’s amazing and beautiful.
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Heard on the radio on the way to work: Walgreen's is starting to sell home genetic-testing kits, to let anyone take a saliva swab and measure their risks of Alzheimer's, breast cancer and other major diseases with DNA markers....
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I can’t remember a time I’ve seen the lake this full. It’s amazing and beautiful.
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Shortly after sitting down with my calender to make sure I was accurately visualizing the number of days left to produce 25 letter/number pillows I had to rethink. The mail brought a lovely invitation to serve as a juror for Shasta County. Right smack dab in the middle of my pillow making days I will [...]
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That would be Glenn County, where one of our assistant DAs, Robert Maloney, is campaigning for the top job. From the Orland paper: (Incumbent DA Robert ) Holzapfel countered by attacking (challenger Robert) Maloney's record as Shasta County's assistant district...
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Peter Ottesen of the Stockton Record writes about trolling for kokanee salmon in Whiskeytown Lake. The guy's a one-man Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association. Excerpt: The only hassle is the wind, which kicks up daily. By afternoon, the water is covered with...
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Some areas of the north state could hit 80 degrees today as the weather continues its warming trend this week
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Here is a home we toured on yesterday's agent caravan. It's located on a very private ridgetop on the westside. Diggins is off Placer, somewhat before you get to the Veteran's Memorial Bridge. The home has terrif
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Here are today's clues to help the Asphalt Cowboys solve Tuesday's "bank robbery" and find the missing loot:
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are fear, ignore and weightless.ConjoinedBetta traced the distance between raindrops on the cool glass with her index finger, idle and child-like, her view of the world on soft-focus.An echo of her own soft voice mentioned casually from the next room that she th
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Bechelli Lane, unlike her neighboring thoroughfares Hilltop, Dana and Cypress, lacks what some claim is a winning score in the game of suburban progress: chain stores, an air-conditioned mall, big-box retailers and the
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Oh man, this is an odd one. When was the last time you saw such a nice a masonry bed, Fred Flintsone? We especially love the photo of where the water heater USED TO BE. At least there are straps! We run across some unusual homes in our business, and this is ano
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One of the many fashionable notions that have caught on among some of the intelligentsia is that old people have “a duty to die,” rather than become a burden to others.
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Californians can’t even agree on Mom, the flag and apple pie, but we can all march behind the banner of seismic retrofits for unreinforced masonry buildings and vote yes on Proposition 13.
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Dear Lynne: Asparagus always overcooks on me, gets slimy and is really bad. This is not the best technique for getting my “five a day.” How should you cook asparagus? How should I buy it? — Stumped Dear Stumped: You’re in good company — every spring people run into the same quandaries. My preferen
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Here's how to enter the 2010 Last Recipe Standing contest.
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The official rules for entering and voting in the 2010 Last Recipe Standing contest.
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If you have a recipe that makes tasters beg for the recipe, then you could be the winner of the Record Searchlight's Last Recipe Standing contest.
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North state in brief: May 12, 2010
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Redding has hired a Los Gatos firm to help handle labor negotiations.
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The interim district manager for the Mountain Gate Community Services District, who has been at the center of ongoing controversy, also will be the small agency's spokesman.
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A large subdivision proposed for Redding’s fire-prone far west side won Planning Commission endorsement Tuesday.
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After a two-year hiatus caused by wildfire, a three-day summertime music festival is back on in Trinity County.
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First the Eastern Athletic League title, now the Northern Section Division I title.
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While the Northern Section baseball playoff seedings will be determined today in Durham, the softball playoffs will wait until Saturday to put together the postseason brackets.
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Coming out of Anderson High School after a standout prep girls basketball career, Molly Morton didn't get a single women's basketball scholarship offer from a four-year college.
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After Tuesday's Eastern Athletic League tournament, there may be some room for debate about who is Redding's best boys tennis player.
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A large subdivision proposed for Redding’s fire prone far west side won Planning Commission endorsement Tuesday.
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Custom built home on 40+ acres. Mature landscaping with flower garden and panoramic views make this a tranquil setting. Interior is well designed with 18 inch tile flooring, large picture windows, gourmet kitchen wit
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Emergency personnel were being sent this evening to a rollover traffic accident on Highway 44 near Boulder Ridge Road west of Shingletown.
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RED BLUFF - A 60-year-old Tehama County man who was arrested last year after selling drugs to an undercover law enforcement informant has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, prosecutors announced today.
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Officials are attempting to stop water gushing from a manhole cover this afternoon that officials believe might be sending sewage into a nearby creek in Burney.
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Yes, "The Bold and the Beautiful" is the name of a daytime soap opera. And, yes, North State Symphony conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett knew that before he gave the same title to this weekend's season-ending concerts in Redding, Chico and Red Bluff. Sometimes you've got to have fun when you're naming these symphony concerts. Pl
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Foothill High School Senior Band student Gianni Cerbo composed a song that will be performed by the Foothill Symphonic Band at its May 13th Spring Community Concert at the David Marr Auditorium in Redding, at 7 p.m. The name of the composition is “2010 – A Dedication to the Class of 2010 (In Three Movements).”
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FHS Band student Aaron Asmus wins "Maestro" Award
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A former real estate agent accused of felony grand theft and conducting real estate business without a license pleaded not guilty last week during her arraignment in Shasta County Superior Court.
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I was told that a few people walked out during my last homily. I don't know if that was really true or not, or if they left for some unrelated reason. But, what is the real point of a homily? To entertain, or to b
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This is a sort-of new history group, but oh, do they pack a whallop! They organized about two years ago and meet once a month at the Ono Store & Café located at 11851 Platina Road in Ono. Meetings are...
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...was a rich producing gold and silver mine with a 5-stamp mill. It was discovered by Noah S. and J. B. Batcheler in 1866 near the Hubbard Ranch on the South Fork of Clear Creek three miles northwest of Igo....
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Foothill High School Cougar Bands take away gold and silver awards at annual Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim
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What was your most memorable summer vacation?
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Plainly there was some kind of orchestrated group grumble about the redevelopment shift yesterday, as it wasn't just Shasta County's cities complaining, but redevelopment agencies around the state. And a Google news search turns up stories from up and down...
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Mostly because he thinks the former Hewlett-Packard executive can win, it sounds like. From the Republican Senate candidate's campaign: SACRAMENTO, CA - In reflection of the increasing number of Republicans who recognize U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina as the right...
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An office building on Hemsted Drive in Redding is being evacuated this morning after reports of smoke inside the two-story building.
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They did it again. Outnumbered 24 to 2, the notorious Lone Stranger and Sidekick robbed a Hilltop Drive bank today for the 57th consecutive year and rode away with the loot – on the back of two motorcycles.
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Two snaps of our now brim-full lake. The first, taken in late September 2008, the other taken yesterday, with the lake at the tree line. Beautiful sight. Worth a drive to Bridge Bay....
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Assemblyman Chris Norby, who until recently was an Orange County supervisor, if I'm not mistaken, takes the cities grumbling about the state's shift of redevelopment money to task and adds some perspective to the question of redevelopment agencies. Good stuff:...
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The recent Deepwater Horizon/BP oil blowout is big. How big? Here’s a map of the spill, only spread over Shasta County. Paul Rademacher is using GoogleEarth to give us all a better understanding of the size and scope of the problem. Although the news is using phrases like “the size of Delaware,” it can be
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Today will feel more like spring than Monday's blast of winter that blew through some parts of the north state.
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Today’s crop of foreclosures turned up little of interest, so we are instead featuring a big price reduction on a prior FDotD. This isn’t a foreclosure at all, but rather an estate sale in trust. Priced now at $60 per sq ft, it seems priced well beneath bank owned, or government seized homes for sale a
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Crowd ControlIt is that time in the in-between, just after sex and right before they turn to their favorite sleeping positions and fall into blissful rest. She twirls a finger in his chest hair, circling the gray ones, and tosses her leg over his thigh and lets out a contented sigh into the crook of his still sweaty n
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I’m so pleased to see all of the attention that bicycle month and next week’s being bike-to-work week are getting in Shasta County. There are organized rides, races, clinics, tours and more going on most of the month, all with…
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WHAT IS A PASSPORT AND HOW DO I GET ONE? A passport is a document issued by a government which certifies the carrier’s identity and nationality. There are two kinds of passports available for U.S. citizens: a passport book and a passport…
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Dissatisfied with the way Bank of America was servicing about a dozen of its home mortgage loans, Redding Bank of Commerce has sued the megabank for at least $1 million in damages.
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In 1910: One of the heaviest castings turned out by a foundry in Northern California was the pan shipped to the E. J. Dupont powder works at Hercules near San Francisco. Of noteworthy mentioning regarding the shipment was that it was made entirely of iron mined on the Pit River and produced by the electrical process at the
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City officials in Redding, Shasta Lake and Anderson on Monday bemoaned the loss of local redevelopment funds to the state, money they say is desperately needed to pay for a variety of projects and programs.
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The Mountain Gate Community Services District board will consider making its interim manager its official spokesperson at tonight’s regular meeting.
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SHASTA LAKE — Dr. Brian Harvick, who has practiced veterinary medicine in Shasta Lake for nearly 32 years, died May 4 at home after battling leukemia since April 2009.
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The Whiskeytown Off-Road Duathlon is scheduled for Saturday at the Shasta Mine parking lot.
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Karl Rove, the Republican strategist behind George W. Bush’s presidency, wasn’t shy about what brought him to Redding on Monday morning
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A Weed family was rescued Monday after the vehicle they were in got stranded in the snow during a Mother’s Day outing near the Shasta-Siskiyou county line.
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Commercial booths are available for the 2010 Shasta District Fair.
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A subdivision proposed by Sierra Pacific Industries in far west Redding goes up for Planning Commission review today.
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A pugnacious spring storm brought pummeling wind, pelting rain and smothering mountain snow to the north state Monday.
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At Turtle Bay Exploration Park, aquarist Karen Hart (without a mask) cleans the museum’s largest fish aquarium once a week and has been with Turtle Bay for 10 years. Volunteer diver Mark Foster assists her. Song: Magic Circle By
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Remarkable change has come to the hyper-expensive run for the Republican nomination for governor, and it goes beyond mere polls. Suddenly there is no more whining from rivals about Meg Whitman’s money and her willingness to spend it.
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Beware lawyers bearing statistics.
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While trolling the internet I came across a list of 1954 death notices from Fulton County, Indiana, as printed in The News-Sentinal. They range from ordinary to horrific, but what struck me were two things: deaths were not tidied up for public consumption - there was no "after a long illness," as is referred to nowad
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It's rare indeed these days to see calls for open persecution of homosexuals, which I thought Ronald Reagan had helped to put to bed back in 1978, when he campaigned against Proposition 6, a California measure that would have banned...
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Founded in February 2008, the Women's Fund of the Shasta Regional Foundation is part of a global movement dedicated to collective philanthropy, which serves women and their families. The Women's Fund originally began when two local groups met to discuss the possibility of developing an organization for the Redding area.
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When my third child was born, I fell in love at first sight and never once looked back. OK, there was a brief period in his teen years when I almost sent him to live with my mother for a proper education in what she called the "school of hard knocks." But that's another story. This is a story about love, what it does for us
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Please wish the swans of Gaia Shasta Hotel a very happy Mother's Day! She is now a new mother of 5 baby swans!
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Have a relaxing day next to the Sacramento River during the Red Bluff River Park Car show, Sunday, May 16th.
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OK, not a single member of either the state Senate or the Assembly voted against Senate Constitutional Amendment 4, the bill that placed Proposition 13 on the June 8 ballot, according to the Voter's Guide. This is not the Prop....
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A quarterback for the Oregon State University football team was arrested last weekend on suspicion of drunken boating on Lake Shasta.
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The Capstone mattress system can be placed on any hospital bed. Its absorbent, disposable pad is placed on the mattress. The attached plastic waste collection bag is then placed inside the mattress cavity. The patient's waste is collected in the bottom of the plastic bag while the patient lies comfortably dry on top.
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Don't Miss the 62nd Annual Redding Rodeo May 13th, 14th and 15th! One of the top Professional Rodeos in the Nation! Enjoy bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding and more. This is an exciting family event. Kids Night on Thursday! One free kids ticket (12-und
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Our former sheriff prefers him over our current DA. Heard a version of this ad on the radio this morning. From YouTube:...
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When writing this morning's post, I had not realized that retired Shasta County Sheriff Jim Pope had taped an ad alleging repeating the claim about Jerry Benito's conviction rate. I'm really not sure what the truth about the might be...
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First of all, Benito is the one that started shouting his conviction rate from the mountain tops, any mention from Carlton of those rates are merely in rebuttal.Secondly, it is not just one incident that makes Benito look indecisive and wavering on who to, and who not to prosecute.There is of course the Adam Mar
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After being blocked this afternoon due to multiple vehicle spin-outs, officials have re-opened Highway 44 about 2 miles east of the Lassen Volcanic National Park entrance.
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Any parent of a baby knows that giving a bath to a young one is challenging, frustrating and rarely fun. A product called Spa Baby from Canada makes it pleasant a pleasant experience all around. The Spa Baby is a European-style baby bathtub that lets you bathe your baby while he or she is sitting up.
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Great-great-grandfather and great-great-grandson born on the same day, April 19th!
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One would never think that Shingletown is so diverse and offers so much!
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The Shasta Gold Diggers bring home trophy....Again!
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Experience the spring thaw on an exciting Class 3 river and be a good river steward!
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As a Boy ReDmAn was badly burned over 80 percent of his body. He struggled and after many surgeries and a slow recovery, he started to watch his dad play the steel guitar and started to play guitar himself. Ss life went on he turned his life and music over to God. And now the Band “No Descension” lives and plays for Je
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Girls softball travel team undefeated in first tournament of season!
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She died 30 years ago at age 84 but lives on in the memories of virtually everyone who learned to swim in Redding from the mid-Twenties well into the Sixties. "Mrs. Dimmick" (didn't know her first name was Marian until...
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Company offers professional theater training and performance opportunities
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Experience a unique experience with Floating of the Lanterns at dusk May 23 in Redding!
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A Weed family was rescued this morning after their vehicle got stranded in the snow during a Mother’s Day outing near the Shasta-Siskiyou county line.
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A state law in California requires hospitals to maintain certain minimal levels of nurses on duty. Now a study suggests that the requirement may be saving lives. The study, published online last month by the journal Health Services Research, compares the…
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Emergency crews are responding to the report of a three-vehicle wreck on Highway 44 at the Airport Road exit.
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I couldn’t stop myself. I had to make another big donut pillow. Chocolate donut pillow with white icing and red heart candies! ♥ It measures 20 inches across, 5.5 inches high and 64 inches around! I love these truly non fattening sweets. No calories! Here’s a nod to you Bekaboo. I think you got me started [..
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OK, I tried to follow the advice of the Justice Department statistician who warned me not to put much stock in the statistics about conviction rates. I really did. But I just can't resist a spreadsheet. This video accuses Jerry...
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Karl Rove, during a Q&A with local reporters this morning, was asked about a lot of subjects, including what he thinks about the current president. Not a great shock, the Republicans' leading political strategist isn't a fan, but in particular...
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An injury traffic accident was reported at 9:30 a.m. today on westbound Highway 44 at Shasta View Drive between a vehicle and a truck.
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A traffic stop in Tehama County led to the arrest of a Red Bluff man who was booked into jail on suspicion of possessing drugs, carrying a loaded handgun, and burglary.
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From the Bee's AM Alert blog: Rove is also hosting a breakfast fundraiser for a committee supporting Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber. Early risers gained entry to that 8 a.m. Redding event by shelling out between $75 and $3,800....
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Well depending on who you are, I mean it is exciting news if you are a parent ilegally seperated from your child by this corrupt family court. However if you are one of the criminally inclined cogs in the corrupt family court machine, then the news is not so good.Whatever your perspective, Kathleen Russell is coming M
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Excerpts from a Craigslist ad by Oakland-based MediCann, Inc., seeking to staff a Redding office: Seeking Compassionate MDs DOs and PAs (Redding) MDs ... DOs... PAs... Are you enlightened and looking for a change? We are hiring - statewide! About...
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Karl Rove, the Republican strategist behind George W. Bush’s presidency, wasn’t shy about what brought him to Redding this morning.
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Popular Mechanics magazine has released a list of the 18 strangest bridges in the world, which features two Santiago Calatrava creations. Here is the magazine's take
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The last month of the federal tax credit for homebuyers pushed sales over 150 homes in our area. This next month will be revealing. If the effect of the generous tax credit was similar to the automotive "Cash for Clunkers" stimulus program, then we may see a crash in demand as it ends.
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This song reminds me of the anonymous comment writers over at Redding.com. Which thus reveals my personal bias, and my tendency to generalize.
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Saturday, we took a couple out to view today’s FDotD, only to discover the uploaded MLS photos were not actually of this house. We showed our buyers one interesting yellow house online, only to drive them out to this completely different green colored house you see above.
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While researching and getting background for today's story on the summer vacation season, I ventured over to the California Travel & Tourism site. The site features a slide show of popular vacation haunts and destinations in the Golden State. Click on the "Northern California: San Francisco & Beyo
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The 19th perfect game ever in baseball history. It happens about 3:30 in the video. At 5:00 you see him and his grandmother, who raised him after his mother died.For non-US readers: it is the job of a pitcher to prevent the opposing team from hitting the ball as much as possible, but in all the thous
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It will feel more like winter today in Redding.
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It’s the wild west on Facebook, a place where even elected officials use the popular social communication outlet to share ideas, information and even political preferences. Consider this recent Facebook p
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What: Redding 2010 Green Film Series Offers Fourth and Final Film “Journey to Planet Earth: The State of the Planet’s Oceans” When: May 15, 7 p.m. Where: First Christian Church 3590 Placer Street The fourth and final film in Redding’s 2010 Green Film Series is ti
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Letter to the Editor: Dear Redding City Council Members, I am writing to you to voice my concern and disagreement with the proposed changes to the zoning of North Market Street. Zoning was changed for this essential corridor because the City Council recognized…
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What: Bravura - Artistry and Brilliance in the performing arts! When: Friday (May 14) and Saturday (May 15), 7:30 p.m. Matinee performance Saturday (May 15) 2 p.m. Where: Cascade Theatre Bravura
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What: Slow Food Shasta Cascade Announces North Valley Co-op Fundraiser & Kickoff! When: May 15, 6 p.m. Where: North Valley Co-op’s future location, 1701 Placer Street, Redding Cost: $40 All proceeds from this event will benefit the North Valley Co-op.
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Time for a Fiction in 58. That's (hopefully) a story in 58 words.6 TrainThe other riders are uncomfortable, so what. The talking draws stares, but the tears, well that’s another matter. It renders him invisible. He grips the steel, body swaying with the train, and sobs.Better they know his pain, to
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What: “Live healthy. Live secure. Take control of Your Life.” Learn tips to reverse aging. Discover new health modalities. When: May 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Holiday Inn 1900 Hilltop Dr, Redding $10 per distributorship; guests are free. Details: Master Tonic Ch
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I read the article about the shortage of foster parents Tuesday, and as a former foster parent, I have a different idea about why this is happening.
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My first impression of the Klamath Basin occurred during the early 1980s, as I drove east on Highway 161 along the California/Oregon border to begin a seasonal job at the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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What: The Bold and the Beautiful, performed by the North State Symphony When/Where: May 15, 2010 - Laxson Auditorium, Chico, 7:30 pm May 16, 2010 - Cascade Theatre, Redding, 2:00 pm May 16, 2010 - State Theatre, Red Bluff, 7:30 pm More information
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If you want to find the Northern Section's only league to produce players on the 30th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Girls Basketball Teams, look to the small schools.
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ROCKLIN - The gritty and determined Knights stayed that way all the way through their final at-bat of the season.
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Redding Rodeo Week
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Two separate wrecks in Redding and Millville saw one driver injured Sunday.
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FRENCH GULCH - A 74-year-old French Gulch man who suffered major injuries in a head-on collision that blocked both lanes of Highway 299 at Trinity Mountain Road for more than an hour Saturday was listed in fair condition Sunday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
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Lake Shasta is practically full, and evidence suggests the Great Recession is easing. No wonder resort operators and others who make a living off the summer are smiling a lot these days.
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Redding police have arrested six juveniles and an adult after an interrupted burglary and vandalism at Shasta Cascade Forest Industries, located at 2080 Moore Ave. Hours earlier, they took a man into custody on suspicion of robbing the Shell station at 510 E. Cypress Ave, according to a pair of releases.
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A driver was injured this afternoon when his sedan rolled over on Whitmore Road near Brookdale Road in the Millville area.
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Today was not only Mother's Day, but our 18th Wedding Anniversary. So we gathered the family.... put
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The Discovery Shop has themed sales through out the year. They are having their craft sale this weekend. Luckily for my stash of cash I did not see anything I really needed. One of there themes is a pet-related Humane Society day. They have live dogs in need of homes out in the parking lot and [...]
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“I still recall my mother’s first words to me: ‘I haven’t killed anyone in years, but never think that I’ve forgotten how.’” Warren Ellis You should have a soft heart as a mom, but if you have a soft head too, your progeny are doomed. Skip Murphy Not exactly Hallmark card material, but Happy Mo
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You know a politician has been in office too long when they make statements such as the one Mary Stegall made in her claim that the city clerk's position is too technical to leave up to voters to choose. "However,...
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Lunch began with a warm bowl of palest green cream of spring asparagus soup (created from a combination of local asparagus and Berkeley Farms cream), green onions from the garden garnished the top as well as a swirling line of̷
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OneWord is a writers prompt that speaks to brevity. One word - in this case, trial - and 60 seconds. I'm shocked this all poured out in that time.(of course I do a quick edit when time's up.)SerialCourtrooms bored him. The polished wood, the uncomfortable chairs, all
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Mother’s Day is off to a soggy start today. And it doesn’t appear that the weather will clear up until Tuesday, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. A cold system is moving through the region today and will bring with it rain and cooler temperatures, as well as snow showers in the higher elevat
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As Bruce Ross noted, her crack about Redding voters electing "Bozo the Clown" to the city clerk position this year was a gaffe, even for a retiring politician. But Stegall has a history of saying inartful stuff on the record...
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Just heard that the second day of the art fair in Old Shasta has been rained out. Too bad, looked like the crowds had a great time yesterday when the sun was out. Was looking forward to hearing the Jim...
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YOU CAN CONTACT THE BLIND BULLDOG AT blindbulldog@rocketmail.comand the SHASTA COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE "CALIFORNIA PROTECTIVE PARENTS ASSOCIATION" AT cppashastacounty@yahoo.com.THE BLIND BULLDOG BLOG SITE HAS NUMEROUS
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Learn more about the Asphalt Cowboys — gun-totin’, flapjack-flippin’ mascots of Redding Rodeo Week — and Friday’s annual pancake breakfast at the Cowboys&
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Redding police closed down the intersection of Victor and Hartnell avenues early this morning after a gas leak was reported.
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Waving is free. I think about this sometimes when I’m on the road, either on the motorcycle or in the truck. Waving is free, and you usually get something back for your effort.
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For most of us, elections are like the distant clatter and occasional whistle of a train until they come full-bore around the corner.
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Davey and I had a falling out yesterday. We’ve had several as of late.
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Any parent of a baby knows that giving a bath to a young one is challenging, frustrating and rarely fun.
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If I were in elected office, this is something I'd just not want to say: "However, it's very possible in this next election that Bozo the Clown could get elected. ..." Redding City Councilor Mary Stegall (quoted in a story...
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ROCKLIN -- The Knights are alive for a state tournament berth, but face an uphill climb today.
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The top seeds held true to form at the Eastern Athletic League boys tennis tournament Saturday.
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North state in brief: May 9, 2010
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West Valley’s doubles team of Bryan Shafer and Jordan Burk advanced to the finals of the Northern Athletic League boys tennis tournament, but fell to Corning’s top team.
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Mother’s Day has a reason for arriving in early May — that’s when the flowers are in bloom.
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RED BLUFF -- Just six weeks into his new job, Dave Gowan had to expand his wardrobe.
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In the race for California’s 2nd District Assembly seat, a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel is running against an experienced incumbent with a lengthy political career.
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Two former Republican Assemblymen and a Democratic union organizer and lawyer are vying for the north state’s Senate seat.
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It’s been said that mamas may not want their babies to grow up to be cowboys.
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A group of Redding Tea Party Patriots plans to gather signatures for a November ballot measure to make the city clerk a purely elected position.
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RED BLUFF -- A garden space that will yield life skills, education, flowers and food has sprung up behind a chain-link fence at the Juvenile Justice Center.
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I can recall getting not one, but two citations from the California Highway Patrol in 1970, for hitchhiking while trying to get home from Santa Cruz.
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The economy may be taking a toll on businesses, but that hasn’t stopped people from starting new ones.
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The key with any Woods-signed item is whether it is authentic.
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Does a Fortune 500 company have its eye on Stillwater Business Park?
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Shasta County Births: April 2010
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People remember when the Shasta Art Fair and Old-Time Fiddle Jamboree was held at the Shasta State Historic Park. It then spent a number of years at Shasta Elementary School. The nearly four-decade
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I set out on an adventure this morning. It didn't turn out as I had planned.  Disappointment or Blessing?  Watch the video and you tell me.
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Heard about this home-based Redding business on the radio this morning. Check out these upscale chicken coops! Be warned: they could upstage your house.......
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I'm finally getting around to editing some photos of NYC I took with my new Canon G11 camera. Frankly, I took way too many photos with my phone and not with the G11.I didn't want to look like a tourista.Anyway, here's a slight tour of the city, from my perspective:
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When the railroad arrived in 1872 and laid out a new town and named it "Redding" for one of their land agents, the citizens of Shasta County were incensed and thought it should instead have been named "Reading" for Major...
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FRENCH GULCH -- A 74-year-old man suffered major injuries in a head-on collision that blocked both lanes of Highway 299 at Trinity Mountain Road for over an hour this morning.
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California Highway Patrol officers arrested a 37-year-old Happy Valley man Friday evening on suspicion of DUI after he spun his pickup into a guardrail in the Interstate 5 median just north of Cypress Avenue in central Redding.
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The north state is in for some unseasonably cool weather after a couple of warm spring days. Today will bring partly cloudy skies and a slender chance of thunderstorms after 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Afternoon temperatures on the valley floor will peak around 71 degrees, while sou
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Here's a local walking tour to die for. Mike Grifantini, an environmental resources instructor at Shasta College and a local historian, will conduct a free two-hour tour of the Redding Cemetery on Saturday morning (May 8). But the walk won't...
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Rose Leslie with her children, c. 1921. Though Rose worked hard as a paid housekeeper and in keeping up with her own home, she always made sure she spent time with her children taking hikes and swimming in the local…
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Who would’ve thought that Patrick Jones would’ve turned out to be such a lightning rod?
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The Red Bluff High School baseball team beat Shasta 8-6 on Friday.
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I am 100% Catholic - Don't accept an imitation!
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The West Valley High School softball team swept Corning 12-6 and 8-0 to move closer to a Northern Athletic League title on Friday.
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The NCAA is expanding both the NCAA basketball tournament and the college football bowl total slightly. One is a good move, the other not so good.
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North state marketplace: May 8, 2010
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I know my friend Jerry’s pet peeve is when one big rig pulls out to pass another big rig and after what seems like an eternity, the passing big rig finally pulls back into the far right lane.
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The contractor building the new Cypress Avenue Bridge across the Sacramento River is working double and even triple shifts to keep the $73 million job from falling behind schedule.
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Drug agents arrested two Redding men, including one who had been arrested just two days earlier, on suspicion of drug violations this week.
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Starting this week, kids in the Pediatric Unit at Mercy Medical Center in Redding get to enjoy higher quality entertainment.
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RED BLUFF — With a race that pits the sheriff against one of his detectives and features a rematch between the district attorney and a Red Bluff criminal defense attorney, Tehama County voters are witnessing a lively campaign season leading up to the June 8 elections.
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North state in brief: May 8, 2010
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A city of Redding asphalt paving truck was destroyed when it was engulfed in flames Friday morning and firefighters had to scramble to keep leaking oil from spilling into nearby Olney Creek.
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Today in History: May 8, 2010
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Lindsey Babb set out two years ago to prove that she is better than just an uneducated teen mom.
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Wildfire experts will share tips on protecting homes from flames during a community workshop this month at Shasta College. And to make their case, they plan to torch a few things.
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Brooke Downs hit a three-run double and Cierra Rovera belted a three-run homer in a six-run seventh inning as the Shasta College softball team rallied to stun top-seeded Sierra 7-5 in a Northern California regional playoff game on Friday.
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U.S. mortgage rates fell to the lowest level since March as investors stepped up buying the safest types of bonds, including Treasurys and debt tied to home loans. Rates for 30-year fixed loans dropped to 5 percent in the week ended…
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Though many Shasta County residents consider him a hero for his role in stopping a hostage standoff in Burney last year, Shasta County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Gassaway wasn’t picked as the winner in America’s Most Wanted All Star competition.
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A middle-aged gent in shorts, polo shirt and summery straw hat just knocked on the front door and, before handing over a "Re-Elect Leslie Morgan" flyer, identified himself and said he worked in the assessors office. Trust it was his...
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Good location in a Redding’s popular Edgewood subdivision. Open floor plan with separate family room and living rooms, vaulted ceilings, skylights and a open kitchen with bar seating as well as a covered patio
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A Redding woman and three Redding men were arrested today on suspicion of robbing a Redding man last month after luring him into a meeting through a personal ad.
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Our local landmark makes Popular Mechanics magazine's list of the world's "strangest" bridges. Here's the link. Even our anti-Sundial mayor might agree with that. More on Patrick Jones and his aversion to Calatrava's span in my column tomorrow....
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Two of three teenagers suspected of assaulting two Redding men Monday night pleaded not guilty today during their arraignment in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Dear Bill Parsons, You asked me to look into the rumors that people who are under water in their homes can get out of their debts, stop foreclosures, and even cancel their home mortgage by going to court.  Those rumors are all over the Internet and even in seminars right now and all I can tell you to advise the p
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Well, darn, I've been foiled again! "shesfrench" guessed it right away at 9:11 a.m. as the concrete ornaments in front of the historic McCormick house on Oregon Street in Redding. Congratulations "shesfrench"!!! You won a $10 gift certificate from River...
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I dunno.... I think the general public may have conflicted feelings about lawyers. But that's who Steve Carlton has starring in spots endorsing him for DA. Here's Dugan Barr:...
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Garden designer Leslie Irey features California native plants and sustainable principles in her Redding yard, which will be featured on the Shasta chapter of the California Native Plant Society's garden tour.
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Real estate experts talk about the pros and cons of owning a home or renting one.
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Things can get a little hairy in spring for cat owners. Here are tips for dealing with hairballs.
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Britain's confiscatory pre-Thatcher tax rates (remember The Beatles' "Taxman?") forced the Rolling Stones into exile in the early Seventies and they responded with probably their best work, Exile on Main Street. A documentary is coming soon. The trailer:...
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The to-do over crass little YouTube videos and the legalities surrounding them aside, there's an interesting question being batted back and forth between District Attorney Jerry Benito and challenger Steve Calrton and his supporters: namely, whether Benito's conviction rate is...
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I've been wondering about the eerie silence from Sacramento concerning the $20 billion budget deficit. So's Assemblyman Jim Nielsen: Instead of working toward consensus, Assembly Democrats actually seem to be pursuing a road show budget strategy. Rather than outlining responsible...
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A man was found dead in berry bushes along the Sacramento River north of the Highway 44 bridge in downtown Redding this afternoon, apparently after committing suicide.
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I didn’t think so either, but then I saw this one. We were eating lunch somewhere north of Sacramento when this critter floated by. Much too large for an otter, I thought at first I might be seeing a sturgeon, until it grew closer. Well that’s just odd. The locals said there were several around. I [...]
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Looking over April home sales numbers and comparing them to a year ago one thing stands out- pending home sales priced under $200,000 are nearly double the volume as last year. In April 2009, 33 homes priced under $150,000 sold. This year that number was 62. Twenty seven homes priced from $150,000 to $200,000 sold in Ap
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Here's a unique property with an unmatched setting. Located inside the Active Adult 55+ community of the The Vineyard, and perched at the far corner, overlooking the McConnell Foundation's Lema Ranch, this large 4/3 2983 sq ft home is secure and stunning.
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This month of May marks the 38th Anniversay of Exile on Main Street. Man, does that make you feel old. What’s not old is the work itself. It still is such a pleasure. Keith Richards has my heart, pickled as he may now be. I wish he could have shined that light without the dulling [...]
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A City of Redding asphalt paving truck that caught fire on Creekside Street and Island Drive was badly burned this morning.
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The story of a young lady who bravely rises against the outdated customs that has been imposed on all females by the society in those days in India.
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This "object" is located in front of a house. Where is the house located? First person to guess it correctly wins a prize. Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess...
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Drug agents arrested two Redding men, including one who had been arrested just two days earlier, on suspicion of drug violations early Wednesday morning.
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Yesterday a blog was posted, stating that the (RPOA) the (APOA) and (PORAC) had thrown their support behind Jerry Benito. For those of you who don't know, these are unions and organizations, and just because they say they support a candidate, does not mean that all the members, or even a majority of the members of these uni
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The sunny skies enjoyed by Redding residents all week won't be around much longer, the National Weather Service predicts. While today and tomorrow will be warm with plenty of sunshine, clouds are expected to move in tomorrow night and bring with them a chance of rain through Sunday and Monday, according to the weather servi
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This day just seemed right for a little Red Hot Chili Peppers, the California band founded in 1983 by Anthony Kiedis, Flea Balzary, Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons. Slovak dies of a drug overdose, Irons left, was replaced for a brief time by Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro and the band now features Josh Klinghoffer and Chad
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The new exercise course along the lower stretch of Clear Creek must be the most incongruous trail project in Shasta County. But building a par course in the semi-wilderness must not be too bad an idea, because I keep going…
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Congratulations to Amy Andrews, winner of “Best in Show” for the 2010 North Valley Art League Juried Photography Show. The 19th Annual show attracted 237 photographs, from 68 artists living in southern Oregon and northern California. To encourage younger participants, the…
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I have the honor of preaching again this weekend (6th Sunday of Easter) at the Saturday Evening Mass (5pm) and Sunday in Shingletown (12pm).  The theme of the homily, inspired by&nbs
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Pope Benedict XVI is guiding the church back to Traditional roots,  thanks be to God!
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Not so long ago, Redding was probably one of the poorer cities for urban cycling in the nation. A city that so much relishes its connection to the automobile had almost no safe route to travel by bike from
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Siskiyou County sheriff’s officials are investigating whether a popular outdoor writer from Weed was part of a larger drug operation, an official said Thursday.
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Redding police made three arrests, one late Wednesday and two Thursday, as they continued to investigate a Monday night beating of two men in south Redding. Two of the suspects in the assault turned themselves in to police.
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The monument is located in the Bureau of Land Management parking lot on the east side of Cloverdale Road in Igo — formerly Piety Hill — about halfway between Clear Creek and Placer Roads.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News.
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North state in brief: May 7, 2010
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Robert Tyrrel was a forester, fisherman, golfer and grower of great tomatoes. The former Shasta-Trinity National Forest supervisor died Wednesday of respiratory failure at his Redding home. He was 76.
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Cole Phillips certainly has plans for his birdhouse.
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If you can't remember the last time something happened, it was probably a really long time ago.
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For the second time this season, the Foothill High baseball team no-hit the Enterprise Hornets, winning 11-0 Thursday in five innings.
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Bet you weren't thinking you'd be reading about Paradise and Enterprise drama in the early stages of May. Here I am, though, with yet another chapter in a saga that just keeps sliding deeper into bizarro-land.
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SHASTA LAKE — The ball came off Andy Pustejovsky’s bat like a missile and had a clear path into left field.
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Screaming from the pit of Mordor ”Impending Doom” emerges from the shadows with entropic, and chaotic melodies shoving a wall of melodic anarchy down your throat with “Nailed.Dead.Risen” their first offering to the Metal gods. This bad boy kills the elderly right in their tracks with jaw dropping
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A developer has threatened to sue the city of Redding if officials do not commit to reimbursing roughly $1 million for an engineering report on Oasis Road interchange construction.
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A suspicious package that drew the bomb squad to Grange Street in south Redding on Thursday afternoon turned out to be a weather tracking device and not an explosive.
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Though the three contenders who want to represent Shasta County’s District 5 on the Board of Supervisors are trying to capitalize on their differences, they seem to embrace similar goals.
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Getting mom an umbrella for Mother’s Day won’t be a bad idea.
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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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For the milk and cookies! <3
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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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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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North state in brief: 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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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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