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May 23rd, 2010

We grabbed the Kids and Amanda and drove to Chico (1 1/2 Hours away) to attend a "Life Teen Mass." The Mu
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A black bear wandering a Happy Valley neighborhood this afternoon came too close to one woman's home for her comfort.
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Hobo Gulch (or gully) was located a short distance, about one block, north of the present VFW Hall, on the west side of the tracks. It was the stopping over and camping place for the hobo's passing through on the...
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I'm confused about the Tea Party mentality that would deny or ignore the rightful citizenship of babies who were born in the United States of illegal immigrants . The concept of jus solis is derived from natural law and English...
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If you are going to be looking down the barrel of a mediator's recommendation to the court in the near future, this is something you may want to consider. I was under the impression, and actually wrote in a past post that the court is not supposed to take the recommendation of a mediator unless both parties agree. Well tho
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Here's a great site that puts the front page of various newspapers on a worldwide map for your browsing pleasure. If you double click the city of choice on the map it will provide the front page on a seperate...
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The L.A. Times takes a look this morning at GPS -- its history, how its uses have spread from submarine navigation to banking and agriculture, and an $8 billion planned upgrade. Very cool stuff: The new system is designed to...
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Feeling fairly caught up with the letter/number pillows I set yesterday as a donut sewing day.  Friday I split my time between the two projects and cut out the donut shapes and holes. Saturday I found the right icing colors and did the hand stitching which I will finish today. As I mentioned, I’ve got [...]
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A friend e-mailed first thing this morning: "Today my paper arrived with THREE boxes of cereal, Golden Grahams, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Trix Swirls. Needless to say, I ate all three boxes. Delicious. Brought back memories.... Now, for all those...
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The Northern Sacramento Valley will see a warmer day today after a couple of days of unseasonable chill. But cool, wet weather will likely return Tuesday and could last the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service Temperatures across the valley floor will peak around 70 degrees this aft
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Here are a group of kids that any parent would be proud to call their own. By the grace of God, and paren
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Roy March and Elbert Miller stand in the background with pitchforks at the Miller Ranch in Whitmore, c. 1898 as their kinfolk prepare to enjoy a picnic after a hard day’s work. The Shasta Historical Society
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In the running as the priciest underwear on the outdoors market, Ibex Outdoor Clothing touts its Balance Boxer Shorts as a body-mapped “second skin.” They cost $45 and are made of an itch-free wool that in my test did indeed take on characteristics of the epidermis.
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A New York celebrity plastic surgeon and a chemist have developed a drinkable beauty supplement touted to improve skin, hair and nails.
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>Whiskeytown National Recreation Area rangers invite residents to go jump in the lake — and get in a kayak.
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In my last article, I mentioned that the measured success of an angler is to reasonably know where to go and what to do when you get there.
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Q: I was out fishing at Pine Flat Reservoir this past weekend and I came across an angler. He had a handgun on his side. I thought he was a warden, but he was fishing about 20 yards from me. He was dressed in civilian clothes (bluejeans/long sleeve shirt with a fishing vest).
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A bit of mixed news came from the most recent National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.
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Police and sheriff’s departments that don’t have adequate resources to throw at homicide investigations often miss the critical early clues that can crack a case. And as time goes on, cold cases simply grow colder.
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There might well be a sound financial justification for the move, but it’s pure speculation to say so. When asked for details about the bottom-line rationale for the move, the Department of General Services, which handles the state’s real estate deals, couldn’t provide anything more than generalities about
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Patrick Jones, Rick Bosetti and Missy McArthur (a Redding City Council majority) have decided politics are more important than public safety. Any doubt as to their motives were removed when they voted to lay off eight police officers unnecessarily. T
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The political silly season buttoned up for a serious celebration Friday, as a constellation of politicians and hopefuls converged on the groundbreaking for the new veterans home on Knighton Road.
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I would like to clarify Ron Largent’s misrepresentation of the department in “Shasta County’s taxpayers deserve better” which was printed last Sunday.
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Cheryl Yambrach Rose-Hall, a Mount Shasta portrait painter, will sign copies of her new book, "Art through the Eyes of the Soul," from 4 to 7 p.m. June 4 at The Gallery in Mount Shasta, 201 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
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Our visit to Mount Rushmore had been remarkable, but we wanted to continue with our planned road trip.
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Chafing and diaper rash are par for the course with babies. Moms use an assortment of ointments and powders to soothe their babies' skin. Amid products that may contain harmful chemicals and toxic ingredients, there are eco-friendly choices that keep babies dry and comfortable.
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On a day-to-day basis, the evolution of a community takes place slowly. For example, it can take longer than a year to build a single house if you start the clock before the permit is approved. And it took much longer than that to complete the Mt. Shasta Mall. If memory serves me right, it may take up to four years to cons
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Dear Straight Talk: I found your website searching for "teens that don't drink or do drugs." My 17-year-old daughter's friends all drink, smoke and do drugs. She wants no part of this lifestyle but has no other friends. She constantly makes excuses for leaving the party early or fabricates reasons to stay home. I worry tha
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Doris and Cliff Peterson celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 2, 2010, at a picnic dinner at Lake Redding Park preceded by a Pedicab ride on the Sacramento River Trial. They were married May 2, 1945, in Las Vegas. Cliff retired from teaching at Central Valley High School in 1982. Doris is a homemaker. Both Dori
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Brianna Stockdale and Rick Storch were married April 24, 2010, at the Gaia Hotel in Anderson. A reception followed at the hotel. The bride is the daughter of Rhonda Koot of Salinas. She plans to go into business this year as a wedding coordinator. The groom is the son of Ralph Storch and Denise Gilmore, both of Redding.
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It's been my dream for a while to start a garden with the kids. I know nothing about gardening. I've put off starting one for this very reason. I'm not very patient at learning new things. I just want to do it already. So instead of procrastinating more, I decided to just do it and learn as I go.
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Dale and Ruth Burt celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary May 19, 2010, at a party hosted by their family at the Outback Steakhouse. They were married May 19, 1945 in Los Angeles. They have lived in Redding for 25 years. Dale retired from the U.S. Border Patrol as chief of Air Operations. He retired Aug. 22, 1980, fro
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A. Nothing makes a house look and feel "move-in" ready like a fresh coat of paint. So the short answer to this questions is YES. It is a good idea to paint your house before you put it on the market. Especially if it's been over 10 years. * Be aware that very bright or dark colors may turn buyers off.
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The bouncing of balls and squeaking of sneakers echoed around the Redding Convention Center parking lot Saturday as more than 850 players took part in an annual 3-on-3 tournament.
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A ground crew plans to resume its search this morning for a pilot and his single-engine plane that crashed Saturday afternoon near Happy Camp in Siskiyou County.
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For five years, Shirley Greenhalgh bought a newspaper advertisement on her son’s birthday hoping his picture and a message about his death might trigger a tip that would lead investigators to his killer.
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Dear Babe: I have a unique set of 25 miniature stamped brass baseball cards from 1983-1985. They are 2x2 1/2 inches and replica Topps cards. I haven’t seen these advertised or mentioned anywhere on collector websites. They include Pete Rose, Nolan Ryan, Wade Boggs and many other popular players from that era.
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While cities and counties throughout the state deal with a long and deep recession by cutting wages, benefits and employees, Tehama County officials are sticking with a series of pay raises approved in 2007.
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Proposition 16 is the latest skirmish in a long battle between Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and California’s dozens of public power providers, including Redding Electric Utility.
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For the families of murder victims whose killers have never been brought to justice, it’s both a coping mechanism and sad substitute for peace of mind.
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Mercy Medical Center Press Release: REDDING, Calif. -  Mercy Medical Center Redding (MMCR) opened a new Outpatient Chemotherapy Department inside of the Mercy Regional Cancer Center on May 10, 2010. With a view of Mt. Shasta to the North, the new treatment…
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Hayden Pitt struck out 10 as Central Valley beat top-seeded Winters 8-3 to claim the Northern Section Division II crown at Shasta College's baseball field on Saturday.
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The Red Bluff High baseball team fell short in a quest for the school’s first section title since 1999 as Pleasant Valley took full advantage of some uncharacteristic defensive woes by the Spartans, winning Saturday's Division I final 14-2 at Butte College.
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Red Bluff edged Chico 2-1 in eight innings to repeat as the Northern Section Division II softball champions.
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West Valley fell to Sutter 4-2 in the Northern Section Division IV softball title game at home on Saturday.
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The Dunsmuir High School baseball team fell to top-seeded Princeton 7-3 in the Northern Section Division VI baseball championship game at Shasta College on Saturday.
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A ground crew plans to resume its search Sunday morning for a pilot and his single-engine plane that crashed Saturday afternoon near Happy Camp in Siskiyou County.
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 Here is the video tribute I showed in honor of those who serve. We just returned home from our Ministry Appreciation Dinner at the Parish. Over 200 people attended (all of which participate in one ministry or another). What a great night of Food, Entertainment, and Fellowship. I purposley left my c
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Because Frank McArthur was afraid that PG&E would get control of the falls and use them to create hydroelectric power, he donated the falls and the surrounding 160 acres in 1930 to the State of California in the memory of...
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A Shasta County coroner has been called to the scene of a three-vehicle crash on Highway 299 in the Ingot area.
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The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about the whereabouts of a 24-year old Yreka woman whose mother said has been missing for more than a month.
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“We had to use all those words,” Kristen del Real explained to me, “Each one was really important to our mission with this project.” Eat. Learn. Grow.
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Firefighters quickly snuffed a fire this morning at a home in West Redding.
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A Telegraph columnist muses on the fate of the Euro: The euro has many flaws, but its weakest link is Greece, whose fundamental problem is that for years it spent too much, earned too little and plugged the gap by...
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Today’s FDotD is located in the lovely Gold Hills Golf Course neighborhood. That’s not just agent-speak. It really is a great place to live. You get to enjoy all the scenic greenery. mountainscapes, and nice homes, and yet pay no HOA fees. Bonus. With only one way in and out of the
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My post yesterday included a sort of sloppy taking stock of projects under way, approved projects yet to be started and those that still dance in my head. This is my second year doing Etsy full time and as I drift deeper into 2010 I am reminded how fast the months fly off the calendar. [...]
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Scattered showers and thunderstorms should hit the north state today after 11 a.m. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain in Redding today and the high should be 62 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight there should be isolated showers before 11 p.m. Sunday the skies should clear, with the Weather Ser
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It takes a lot for someone who professes that she can't write to send a story my way.But J has a remarkable talent that I think needs to be explored.So in that vein, I made an edit to her latest, and asked if I could post it on The Tension. She agreed.(Now if I could just get her to explore her talents on
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REDDING - Two of California’s traffic safety partners, the California Highway Patrol and Caltrans, are teaming up to drive home an important message to all motorists traveling in the north state this summer.  There are 44 wind turbines that will…
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Here is my son Sean and friends after winning the first game (3 on 3 Basketball Tournament) Great game guys!
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I am seeking re-election as Shasta County Auditor and I sincerely want your vote. As Auditor, I am responsible for ensuring the County's budget of $396 million is spent appropriately and in compliance with the law. I audit financial transactions for more than 100 departmental budget units, 60 dependent districts, 50 indepe
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The Shane Cattanach Memorial Foundation — “ShanesWay” — formed on Dec. 24, 2009, to give young adults with life-threatening illnesses or injuries a “life moment.”
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The Shasta High School boys tennis team went 1-1 at the Northern California tournament on Friday.
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Normally, this would be strictly a college notebook.
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Gusty winds didn’t make things easy for the track and field competitors at Enterprise Community Stadium.
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For the Red Bluff High School softball team and the Central Valley baseball team, today marks a chance to complete a repeat.
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Voices of Faith — May 22, 2010 Q. In its simplest form, animism is the belief that a living creatures, plants and even things have souls. Do you believe animals, plants, etc. have souls? Why?/Why not? Animism may seem to be a charming concept, one which might possibly lead to a respectful relationship with and respectful
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Nothing like a walk in the cemetery to make you feel grateful. Not just for being on the right side of the turf but for being alive at this best of all possible times.
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In theory, a private business ought to able to cut costs, streamline decision-making and run more effectively. In practice, though, some ambitious entrepreneur has to actually want the job. And when it came to the Redding Convention Center, none stepped forward who did.
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A 39-year-old Eureka man was arrested Friday on suspicion of making arrangements for sex with a minor in Redding.
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A groundbreaking heralding the start of construction for an $88 million, 150-bed veterans home was celebrated Friday at the Knighton Road site in South Redding with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger promising that he’ll be back to ensure it’s finished once he leaves office.
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The Green Party and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association don’t agree on much.
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Three Redding residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury on mail fraud, money laundering and other charges, prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
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Since her mother died last year, Julie Saechao has stepped in to take over many of her duties — including fixing meals and making sure her younger brothers and sisters make it to school, do their homework and get to after-school activities.
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A fall-run salmon fishing season returns this year to the Sacramento River for the first time since salmon runs plummeted in 2007.
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Today in History: May 22, 2010
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The first Cops and Rodders car show will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at Caldwell Park in Redding.
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Hello Monty. Your recent article failed to illuminate the Quick Read enticement to read your article shown on the Cover Page of the Record Searchlight.
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After two straight months of stagnant employment, Shasta County’s jobless rate in April decreased more than one point to 16.4 percent, the state reported Friday.
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The groundbreaking ceremony for the veterans care home on Knighton Road in Redding attracted a crowd of more than 500 people, many of them military veterans, on Friday morning. The theme of the day may well have been “finally,” as the…
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As in PG&E's "Smart Meter" at my home (see pic above). No more meter readers. Will they be outsourced to Mumbai? But seriously, looks like a, er, powerful tool, allowing customers to check on their energy use in almost...
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My greatest blessing in life, besides my faith, is my wife. To this day, I have never met anyone
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Interesting detail in that NY Times story about Steve Cooley I mentioned earlier: His office notched more death sentences last year than the state of Texas, and his lunchmates include Pete Wilson, the former governor who signed three strikes into...
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Broom is an invasive plant that is choking out native vegetation along the Sacramento River Trail.
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Saint Bernadette once said "All I fear in life is Bad Catholics."  I wonder what she meant by such strong words. Is it that non-Catholics paid her little to no attention, but bad Catholics,
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Man, plainly Russell Hunt is far smarter a man than I am. When he showed up wearing a clown suit at Tuesday's Redding City Council meeting -- and check out the video, starting at 8:30 -- I just thought, well,...
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After days and days of letter number pillow making I had to take a break to cut some donut pillows. I’m finding people are interested in these cutie pies so I want to get a few more into the Etsy shop. I have multiple ideas for icing and sprinkles floating in my heart and I [...]
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North state real estate experts explain how the escrow process works and why it is important.
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The sustainable approach to gardening is to follow nature, rather than working so hard to control it.
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What many people call Scotch broom is actually Spanish or French broom.
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MarilynR guessed it correctly at 10:58 am as the house located on the southeast corner of Liberty and Yuba Streets in Redding. Congratulations Marilyn! You have won yourself a $10 gift certificate from our friends at River City Java and...
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SACRAMENTO — Three Redding residents have been indicted on mail fraud, money laundering and other charges, officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today.
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A groundbreaking ceremony heralding the start of construction for a $88 million, 150-bed veterans home was celebrated today at the Knighton Road site in South Redding with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger promising that he’ll be back to ensure it’s finished once he leaves office.
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Public pension costs are swallowing local governments and putting expensive new burdens directly on the already deficit-burdened state. An influence-peddling investigation could well end with criminal charges against to CalPERS officials. So what's the Legislature doing? Passing bills to require...
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City Manager Kurt Starman was on the radio for nearly an hour this morning, taking questions from callers and e-mailers. He was asked if it was true that there are 80 folks at City Hall making $100,000 or more annually....
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Area students enjoy educational travel with Redding nonprofit California Kids to Kids.
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From the campaign of Tom Harman, one of the Republican candidates for attorney general, I hear about this interesting NY Times Magazine story, focusing on Harman's rival Steve Cooley's qualms -- as a prosecutor -- with the "three strikes" law....
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Should Redding city officials be shaking the trees for new retailers the way Ventura's are? Taxpayers in Ventura and Simi Valley are sending contingents of city officials Saturday to Las Vegas for the nation's largest retail convention, in what both...
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We celebrated Coldwell Banker C&C Properties 30th anniversary with a party last Wednesday. Here’s a short video of the festivities.
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First person to correctly guess the street and town where this building is located wins the prizes. Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess the street and town where this...
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Below are some of the Record Searchlight's archived stories on the 2005 unsolved murder of Patricia Joseph of Fort Jones.
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"If we have that many sick people here in California then the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta needs to come out and do a cluster study." That was "Christine" from Hayfork on KCNR radio this morning talking about the...
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Below are some of the archived Record Searchlight stories on the 1976 unsolved murder of Willie Cook Jr. of Happy Camp.
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Below is a Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department press release on the 1991 unsolved murder of 77-year-old Maye Elma Mechling, who was found shot dead in her McKinney Creek home.
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Below are the unsolved homicides of the 1987 murders of John Beasley Mabe and Shonna Le Mayes who were found shot, their body's dumped off a rural road near Etna.
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We celebrated Coldwell Banker C&C Properties 30th anniversary with a party last Wednesday. Here’s a short video of the festivities.
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A fall-run salmon fishing season returns this year to the Sacramento River for the first time since salmon runs plummeted in 2007.
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Steubenville San Diego 2010 "The Word Became Flesh" A Catholic Conference for High School YouthSan Diego State UniversityJuly 23-25, 2010
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CPPA will be at the court house for most of the day, on the south lawn. They will have information on The presentation that will take place this Saturday at 10:00am in the Redding Library Community Room. Also information on "Safe At Home," this is a program  formed by the Secratary of State that provides identity
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The National Weather Service is warning of showers, thunderstorms and low, almost winter-like, nighttime temperatures today in Redding.
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I am not a politician. I am a professional Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a BS in Accounting and 30 years experience, including over 6 years auditing and managing audit teams looking for fraud and erroneous payments for the Department of Defense. I've spent most of my life passionately striving to make government m
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Being down with bronchitis all week - the doc said I was thisclose to pneumonia - I relied much on music to fill the hours when I was lucid.Much of that consisted of Ska.Ska started in Jamaica in the 50s and spread to England. It's said to have three distinct periods: The First Wave in Jamaica, the Second Wave c
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After the last week’s hectic Rodeo Week and before next weekend’s Memorial Day activities, this weekend has a certain lull about it. Sure, there’s still stuff to do this weekend, including the “Senior Idol” show at th
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North state marketplace: May 21, 2010
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News.
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Old Station was on the very spot where Rim Rock Ranch Resort is today in downtown Old Station at 13275 State Highway 89.
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In director Jonessa Brittan's third production, "Every Little Crook and Nanny" the play's 10 cast members all have an equal chance to shine.
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A. Meliora Ranch in Happy Valley will host a one-day photography exhibit Saturday called "Flora Fotos," featuring floral photography by Douglas Jernberg.
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Shasta County's first Ride for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society will be Saturday at the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson.
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Two years ago, Amrallina Rowland figured her competitive basketball playing days were over.
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Cassidy Horner took care of the offense. Amy Westaby let her defense do the rest.
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The Fall River High School softball team knocked off top-seeded Hayfork 9-4 in a Northern Section Division VI softball semifinal game on Thursday.
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For the first time under the city’s new medical marijuana ordinance, Redding Police Chief Peter Hansen is recommending the suspension of a cannabis club’s operating permit because he says it’s been a nuisance.
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will attend this morning’s ceremonial groundbreaking for a 150-bed veterans home in south Redding, his office announced late Thursday afternoon.
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The outlook has gone from mostly to partly cloudy for south Redding property owners facing expensive flood insurance mandates.
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After nearly two months, a preliminary hearing is almost over for two men accused of being at the center of a real estate and investment Ponzi scheme that allegedly swindled more than 2,000 investors out of an estimated $200 million.
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Although he owns and routinely stays at a home within easy commuting distance of his Capitol office, Assemblyman Jim Nielsen has accepted at least $55,619 since being elected in 2008 in room and board payments originally intended to support lawmakers whose homes were so far away it would be impractical for them to eat at th
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North state in brief: May 21, 2010
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Trucks carried the last load of fall-run chinook salmon early Thursday from a north state fish hatchery to San Pablo Bay near Vallejo.
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The city of Red Bluff has done an unusual bit of late-season budget pruning to better prepare itself for another lean year.
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Today in History: May 21, 2010
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Deputies are searching for a parolee who allegedly stabbed her neighbor Wednesday inside his Corning mobile home when he didn’t give her cigarettes.
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will attend Friday’s ceremonial groundbreaking for a 150-bed veterans home in south Redding, his office announced late this afternoon.
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Three Redding men were arrested this afternoon after two of them allegedly stole donation jars from two businesses that were intended for veterans’ causes and prostate cancer research.
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From Bloomberg: At 1,071.59 (down nearly 4 percent today), the S&P 500 is 24 percent below its level 10 years ago, just after the peak of the Internet bubble. The index is 17 percent below its level on May 18,...
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That would be Realtor Chris Young, who hopes to oust Supervisor Les Baugh. On the radio this morning, in answer to Carl Bott's questions about how to fix Shasta County's economy, Young repeatedly said we need to attract a four-year...
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Cracking open my mail ballot last night, I realized I know far too little about any of the candidates for statewide office below the governor and lieutenant governor. Attorney general? Insurance Commissioner? Board of Equalization? I confess I'm stumped. Who,...
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This Web site is a pretty ingenious political idea from the House Republicans: YouCut - a first-of-its-kind project - is designed to defeat the permissive culture of runaway spending in Congress. It allows you to vote, both online and on...
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The French Gulch Hotel was clearly in the cards for Michael Smith. During the decision-making process to purchase the historic property, Michael brought his dad along for another opinion. His dad quickly recognized t
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May 16th was cleaning and weeding day at the historic Parkville Cemetery and lots of people showed up to lend a hand. Because of all the recent rain, the grass and weeds were as high as a horses belly....
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May 16th was cleaning and weeding day at the historic Parkville Cemetery and lots of people showed up to lend a hand. Because of all the recent rain, the grass and weeds were as high as a horses belly....
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Q. Does your faith tradition have a story about the end of this “time” on earth? If so, do you think that we are anywhere near it? Orthodox Judaism is rooted in a belief in a last judgment, a bodily resurrection of the dead and a judgment of souls at an end time. Orthodox customs and ritual, such as the prohibition of c
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Q. If you could sum it up in a few sentences, what in your words is the main message of your faith tradition to those in your organization? ....To those outside of it? TBI members worship God in accordance with Reform Jewish tenets, promote Jewish ideals of ethical monotheism, cultivate a love and understanding of Jewish he
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North state marketplace: May 19, 2010
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1. Spring Swing Thing 7 p.m. tonight at David Marr Auditorium, Shasta Learning Center, 2200 Eureka Way, Redding. Features the Shasta High School Jazz Ambassadors with Artistic Director Lou Polcari and vocalist Rebecca Ewert. Go to staffpages.suhsd.net/lpol
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F. Lou Drew’s work has evolved as his life has, from post-college theater, sobriety at age 27, a mid-80s move to the north state with his wife and teenage sons, several bouts with cancer, and finally physical recovery and study of tai-chi.
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Bruce Dean, co-owner of Black Bear Diner, compares success in the restaurant business to the proverbial three-legged stool – "good food, good service, good atmosphere." He also understands the restaurant demographics of Redding and, by extension, a lot of other places. "We're not a rich town. Our customers want value. The
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"The best view in the whole of Shasta County, hands down." That's Brooks Liggatt, the affable bartender at the Pelican's Peak Lounge, topside at the Tail O' The Whale restaurant at Bridge Bay Resort.
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All you need to know about Riverfront Playhouse’s latest endeavor, “Every Little Crook and Nanny,” can be gleaned from director Jonessa Brittan’s curt synopsis.
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The wave of foreclosures in Shasta County has had a stinging side effect-abandoned pools and ponds have become mosquito breeding havens! If you know of a neglected water feature in your neighborhood, the Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District would like to hear from you. Every property owner in Shasta County
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A woman on parole for a previous murder conviction allegedly stabbed her neighbor Wednesday inside his Corning mobile home when he didn't give her cigarettes.
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From the Huffington Post: Superior Court Judge James R. Gray - a conservative judge from conservative Orange County, a former staff judge advocate for the U.S. Navy, and a father of three; a man who does not condone marijuana use,...
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Its rationale: "Keene talks better. LaMalfa listens better. He seems more approachable. You can't go wrong with this choice, but we believe LaMalfa will serve his constituents differently, and better."...
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Even if you don't live near Hatchet Mountain, you might be affected soon by the wind turbines being constructed near Burney. The Chico paper reports: Giant wind turbines will be moving along Northern California roads this summer, and drivers might...
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The IRS has finally set ground rules for those that use a tax deferred 1031 exchange to purchase a vacation rental home that later becomes a primary or second residence. In the past, the IRS would penalize those that did this because it violated the tax deferment rules 1031 exchanges were designed to address. Many Ame
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We looked back to see how bank-owned home sales (REOs) were averaging over the last 6 months in Anderson. We see there were 48 homes sold in that period, and that they averaged about $98 per sq ft. You can argue the whole "per square foot" measurement validity, but there really is no better way to compare unlike properti
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Yesterday’s video reminded me that I did a sort of naturescape video/photo tour of Redding last February, and then never posted it. Take a look. Fairy Rings in our fair city from Skip Murphy on Vimeo. During a break in our Winter weather, I went to a bluff overlooking the Sacramento River to shoot some panoramas of [
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Here’s a newly listed FDotD in Anderson. Ferry Street is in the heart of the town, and is a mix of old and new, and even some offices. Actually, if you’re an investor (and you should be), Brad Garbutt of Real Living has a cute little
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Explore the north state's unsolved murders in an interactive database.
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After a few days of rain, today is likely to be dry. The National Weather Service predicts mostly cloudy skies in the morning becoming mostly sunny this afternoon.
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I wouldn’t say I worship the sport, but I do enjoy attending services from time to time. I do tithe. And I will say this much: Thank God for baseball. It has always transported me to a better place. For that,&
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Everyone is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony for the $88 million veterans care home on Knighton Way in Redding. The event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 21. Planned for the event are a flyover by the California Air National…
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Most politicians like seeing their name in headlines. County auditor-controllers aren’t in that club. When they do their jobs right, the bills are paid on time and the county ledgers add up, and nobody outside county government gives the office a second thought.
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The fun part of having kids who play sports is watching them play and succeed, score a goal, hit a home run, catch a touchdown pass, make a three-point basket. But be forewarned, if your child plays sports for any length of time, injuries will happen. They're an inevitable part of an athlete's life.
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Working caregivers face unique demands of trying to complete their job assignments, provide care for their elderly family member or friend, maintain their own household responsibilities, and try to take care of themselves. Not surprisingly, the study revealed these working caregivers are more likely to seek help in finding
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The Gateway Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a new interdistrict transfer policy Wednesday.
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PremierWest Bank is making a splash in Corning.
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A Redding couple and their teenage daughter are being sued for negligence in connection with the 2008 alcohol-poisoning death of a 17-year-old Foothill High School junior.
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A revised ordinance that’s designed to regulate the cultivation of medical marijuana may not be adopted until after the November vote on a statewide ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in California.
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The last major contract for the Fish Passage Improvement Project at the Red Bluff Diversion Dam has been awarded, a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation official said Wednesday.
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The demand for homeless services was evident Wednesday when more than 250 people showed up long before the 10 a.m. opening of the second Project Homeless Connect.
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Today in History: May 20, 2010
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North state in brief: May 20, 2010
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Jack Thompson is starting a north state tennis youth movement, and he’s got a group of young players who are making big statements at tournaments in larger areas. All summer long, he’ll be offering the chance for more kids to get involved.
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Central Valley High School coach Bob Anderson and Chico’s Chip Carton were named as head coaches Wednesday for the North and South teams in the eighth annual Bob Busch Classic all-star baseball game.
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The Foothill High School softball team has to wait a few more days before the Cougars find out who they will play against for a section title.
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Summer fun at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will be showcased in an exhibit of sketches opening Friday at the visitors center off Highway 299 west of Redding.
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Crews will widen Interstate 5 to six lanes through south and central Redding beginning next summer.
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A 34-year-old Redding woman was arrested Monday night after police allegedly found her toddler wandering around in the street by herself.
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Redding has been referred to as Calabama by some. I can’t help but think this guy — running for Agriculture Commissioner in Alabama — would win just about any position he ran for in the north state. Check him out: Perhaps this…
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Below are the Record Searchlight's archived stories on the 1981 murder of Kenneth J. Clennell, 35, whose body was found stuffed in an Anderson well. Though no arrests have been made in the case, Anderson police consider it closed since the primary suspect died in prison.
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No Way Was This My Wife..... She knows her faith and she knows what is allowed and what isn't.... We only wish others knew as well, or at least would comply once they educate themselves!
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That's the number David Crane, an adviser to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, says the Dow would have needed to reach for CalPERS to keep the promises it made regarding the costs of a 1999 bill to sweeten pensions for state and...
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Here’s a bank owned home for sale in Westwood Manor. This neighborhood is somewhat underrated, in our opinion. You can walk to grocery shopping, and it’s just a short jaunt into downtown Redding. The 60&#
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Below are some of the archived Record Searchlight stories on the unsolved murder of 15-year-old Anderson girl Maria Chavez, whose body was found in 1992 in Platina after a map and her wristwatch were sent to Anderson police.
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One Jack Stone of Gridley writes a letter to the Chico Enterprise Record whose sentiment I entirely share. One can only hope that someday campaign ads, fliers, commercials, etc. will serve as informative and beneficial sources on the candidates running...
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Below is some of the archived Record Searchlight story on the 2010 unsolved killing of 47-year-old William Kendall Genoar, whose body was found in Salyer.
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Ray Hennemann, the Shasta County Democratic activist, realized somewhat past the normal filing deadline that no member of his party had even signed up to run for Assembly in the 2nd District this year, so he's jumped into the race...
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Below are some of the archived Record Searchlight stories on the 1983 unsolved killing of 19-year-old Redding man Frank McAlister.
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We at the R-S have developed a rule: If you call a democratically elected American politician a Nazi, your work's just not worth the ink. And if you randomly name-check the Nazis in discussions of current events, that's close enough....
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The upper photo was taken in approximately 1880. The bottom photo was taken in 2007. Can you see the differences? There is one additional building in the 2007 photo - it's sandwiched in-between the last two buildings on the left...
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Below are some of the archived Record Searchlight stories on the 1994 unsolved killing of Redding couple Marie Mayon and Daniel Sullivan student.
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The Valley Post heads out to a recent candidate' night in Happy Valley, where a number of hopefuls for state and local office were stumping for votes but -- surprise, surprise -- the DA's race generated the most heat. Here's...
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Once you were registered to vote, what was the first Presidential race you voted in?
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I'm not sure I follow Rep. Wally Herger's line of thinking here, as reported by the Valley Post: Declaring himself to be too much of an old-school Republican loyalist, Herger said he is campaigning strictly on his own record and...
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Below are the archived Record Searchlight stories on the 1991 unsolved killings of brothers Jose and Gilbert Garcia on Dersch Road.
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One of the many shallow statements that sound good — if you don’t stop and think about it — is that “at some point, you have made enough money.”
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Below are some of the archived Record Searchlight stories on the 1991 unsolved killing of 53-year-old Larkspur woman Despina Magioudis.
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I am indulging in post-season reflections on LA Ink and the problem of faux drama on reality TV shows. I wonder if the artists at High Voltage have fallen into a pot of bad juju stew despite their intent to ignore the injected storyline bullshit (Aubry, Liz). I believe the low-minded producers who felt that this show nee
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If you have ever been involved in a child custody dispute and had to go to family court, then you are aware of the power weilded by child custody evaluators and mediators.Ultimately the final decision belongs to the court,but the judge almost certainly will adopt the recommendation of the mediator even thoug he or she is no
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"Information technology and manure have a symbiotic relationship," So says a Hewlett-Packard engineer who oversaw a study of how manure-powered computer data centers could have a bright future....
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are dread, grasp and pacify.Objets d'artIt wasn’t Thanksgiving, no far, far from it, but that didn’t stop him from dialing up a Thanksgiving feast from the replicator, including feeding in the recipe for lefse to reflect his Norwegian heritage he’d never quite u
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So you are thinking about buying some real estate to round out your investment portfolio with a tangible asset. Here's a very fast and easy tool for analyzing individual properties for their investment value:
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It's likely that rain will fall in Redding today. The National Weather Service reports a 60 percent chance of rain today, mainly after 11 a.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 63 degrees.
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With local news like this. Redding.com headlines from yesterday afternoon: • Redding man receives 14-year suspended sentence (for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14) • Child molester sentenced to prison • Anderson man accused of rape •...
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You won’t recognize the place after watching this short video. And this was recorded a few days before our Deepwater Chernobyl. We keep trying to help the salmon that swim by our River City. But they have to go and grow up in the ocean. And we wonder why there are fewer every year. It’s all [...]
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The most powerful person in our criminal justice system is the District Attorney. Due to the great power and responsibility entrusted to the District Attorney, it is imperative for the District Attorney to possess integrity and judgment. If the District Attorney does not possess these qualities, serious problems will exist
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What: Whitmore Mountain Fair & Car Show When: Saturday, May 22 Where: Whitmore The Whitmore Mountain Fair is sponsored by the nonprofit Whitmore Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. The event is the largest fundraising event of the year. The fun starts with the parade lineup at 9 a.m., parade&#
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Photo Courtesy of Shasta Historical Society I wonder what Redding’s namesake, Benjamin B. Redding, would say if he were to walk down Market Street in downtown Redding today. It’s a far cry fro
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A big rig went off the road in Shingletown late Tuesday night prompting unfounded concerns that diesel had spilled into a creek.
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Strawberry season is here. And although you can purchase strawberries year around at your local grocery store, the local peak season typically only lasts until July or August said Russ Oliver, produce manager of Raley's on Lake Boulevard.
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Dear Lynne: Our big family loves light desserts, not rich and heavy ones. Do you have anything with strawberries that is not strawberry shortcake and isn’t time-consuming? — Jimmi Dear Jimmi: I am assuming you don’t mean “lite” desserts, as in those made with artificial whips, and fake “low-fat” or
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A dog that harasses cattle or sheep is likely to end up shot. Under the California Food and Agriculture Code, a dog that so much as chases chickens can be killed by any person, with no fear of civil or criminal liability.
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Scott Avery and Trevor Gipson combined on a four-hit shutout and the Red Bluff High School baseball team pounded second-seeded Shasta 11-0 in a Northern Section Division I baseball semifinal game Tuesday.
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The owner of the Caterpillar Road building that the California Department of Transportation occupies in Redding is stunned that the state is leaving for a place in downtown Redding — a move David Sperber learned about after reading it in the newspaper.
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Trinity County’s lone animal control officer says she recommended that a pair of pit bulls be destroyed after they attacked a Trinity Pines man in March, causing him to lose a limb.
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Maureen Teubert stood knee deep in the icy waters of Brandy Creek on Tuesday, ready to guide a group of seventh-graders into the world of science.
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The White House would like us to believe that the four-day visit of Hamid Karzai had resolved some of the obvious differences between Barack Obama and the Afghan president, both in the pursuit of the war and the stabilization of the government. Perhaps that is true to some degree, but the issues are far from being settled.
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The Foothill High School baseball team's season ended the same way it did last year with a loss to top-seeded Pleasant Valley at Ron Doryland Field.
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Top-seeded Red Bluff couldn't be stopped on its home field, knocking off Shasta 5-0 to move into the Northern Section Division II title game.
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The Weed Cougars are the Northern Section champions in boys golf.
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Well, they do if they want to give the invocations at City Council meetings. That was Kurt Starman's final thought after the council narrowly decided to open its invocation roster to religious leaders beyond the police chaplains. But really, should...
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In a strange political kerfuffle, a Washington University physics professor who was on the scientific team advising on how to plug the BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico has been relieved of his duties, as TalkingPointsMemo reports. Why? Distractions...
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I haven't seen the Knauf protester commonly known as Cat Woman for a few years, but even after the catwalk antics that got her on the front page of the Record Searchlight -- and arrested for trespassing -- she used...
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Redding will continue to run its Convention Center, but hike rental rates.
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Coquette brought in this LIVE baby cottontail this afternoon. I took it away from her and set it free.
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Redding will invite a cross-section of religious leaders to give an invocation before City Council meetings.
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A 39-year-old Redding man convicted of four felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 received today a 14-year suspended prison sentence and was placed on probation for 10 years, attorneys said.
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Hear the Economic Development Corporation of Shasta County may be turning to an old hand, Jim "Mr. Stillwater" Zauher, on at least a temporary basis. Zauher was the EDC's longtime head before taking a similar job with the city of...
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A 64-year-old Mendocino County man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison after he was convicted by a jury last month of child molestation.
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A 28-year-old Anderson man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping and raping a woman he had been dating for the past three months.
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Steve Gaines takes to the May Shasta Voices newsletter to explain the ins and outs of a possible deal to shutter the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau and, in part, work with Turtle Bay to do some of the same...
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With the release of the NCAA Softball Regionals, the Camuso family may have to divide its loyalties on Friday. The UCLA Bruins earned the No. 5 seed after finishing second in the Pac-10 with a 40-11 record. Among the standouts on the Bruins roster is redshirt sophomore Sam Camuso, a Foothill High School product.
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With one road playoff victory down, the Cougars have one to go. However, the Foothill High School baseball team has a tough task in facing top-seeded Pleasant Valley in a Northern Section Division I semifinal at 4 p.m. today in Chico.
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What should have been entertaining singles tennis match ended in a twisted ankle.
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A Siskiyou County jury on Monday found a Dunsmuir man guilty of torturing a Weed woman last year for five days.
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Before it became Old Station, it was known as Hat Creek Station. Hat Creek Station operated from 1856 to 1857 as a stopping place for the emigrants traveling on the eastern branch of the California-Oreon Trail and also Nobles Emigrant...
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Can someone explain to me why the dogs that so viciously mauled a man in the Trinity Pines area back in March weren't promptly put down then? I can't really vouch for the legal quality of the analysis on dogbitelaw.com,...
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I have bronchitis. I’ve time for a Fiction in 58, before I pass out again.That water in the bath is warm, and is just deep enough that when he submerges, he can breathe through his nose.Air bubbles escape his ear cavities, ticklish, and the world is mute. He’s aware of the stereo, the street noise, but
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From the San Francisco Chronicle:Apple won't take iPad buyer's cashApple wants your money -- just not the paper kind as one Bay Area woman discovered recently while trying to buy an iPad.Diane Campbell, who is disabled on a fixed income, saved up enough cash for an iPad, accordi
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In a blog post by Doni Greenburg she very graciously provides Jerry Benito's candidate statement. Within that statement Mr. Benito towts his membership in the "Redding Rotary," in case #MCRDCRM-05-0006117 which was an assault by an ex-husband on his ex-wife in public, the defendandt is also a member of Redding Rotary,
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A single-car rollover wreck on Highway 299 blocked westbound traffic this morning.
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I’ve got donuts on my mind but I did not eat any deep fried temptation. No, it was a half a raisin bagel with cream cheese. Okay, I slathered it on in a big piggish smear but it wasn’t a donut. I may have felt safe because I do not eat pasta the way the [...]
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Trinity County sheriff's detectives suspect a transient man was murdered earlier this spring, but so far they've been unable to determine a motive for the slaying, let alone find his killer.
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Expect some gloom over the skies above Redding today, though the chance of showers is slim. The National Weather Service predicts a 20 percent chance of showers before 11 a.m. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 69 degrees.
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This Lake California home is worth a look. Located down by the lake, it also has a nice pool and outdoor kitchen. Lake California is a gated community adjacent to the Sacramento River about mid-point between Redding and Red Bluff.
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I didn’t have to go uphill three miles and through the snow in both directions, but every weekday was “walk to school day” when I was a kid, So I sort of shake my head when I hear about the “training” of…
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What: Bay Area Artist’s ‘Sketchbook Images of Whiskeytown’ on Display When: May 21 to Jul 24 Public Reception: Friday (May 21), 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Visitor Center Contact: Sheila Edridge, Artist-in-Residence Coordinator 530-396-2353
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I am proud to have served as your District Attorney for the past 7 years. With nearly 20 years of current prosecution experience in Shasta County, I am dedicated to ensuring our families are safe and protected. I am tough on crime. My aggressive prosecution of drunk drivers helped us achieve California's second highest DU
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Here is another book by one of my favorite authors.  And guess what?  He is giving it to us for FREE 
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Here you see a real rarity in the United States today,  especially rare in California.  Here is a family that courageously embraces their Catholic Faith and s
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Let us never forget the Sacredness of the Holy Mass Here are a few related quotes from  Vatican  Documents that can help us understand the Mass
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Two determined candidates are vying for a vacant seat on the Dunsmuir City Council in the June 8 election: Leslie Wilde, 43, a former CDF firefighter who runs the local marijuana dispensary; and Ed Steele, 66, a contractor and hot-air balloonist.
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]Generally, when waiting in a checkout line, I want the clerk to be friendly, but professional; engaging, but not overly chatty; and above all, I want the line to keep moving.
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ANDERSON Problems with an aeration system forced one of four trucks hauling young salmon from a north state hatchery to the San Pablo Bay early Monday to turn around.
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Greyhound Lines Inc. will leave its Butte Street station in downtown Redding for the RABA terminal a few blocks away — possibly as soon as June 1.
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SHASTA LAKE — For the second time since the plant opened in 2002, Knauf Insulation will halt production to rebuild the facility’s glass-melting furnace.
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Three dogs that earlier this spring mauled another man so badly his right leg was amputated, allegedly attacked a second man this weekend in Hayfork and put him in the hospital.
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An 87-year-old Red Bluff woman was in fair condition Monday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding after her car was rear-ended Sunday by another car that California Highway Patrol officers said was traveling about 50 mph at the Interstate 5-Diamond Avenue offramp in Red Bluff.
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LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK — Photographs are being sought for Lassen Volcanic National Park’s annual photo contest, which ends Sept. 10.
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The Redding Convention Center on Wednesday will transform into a homeless services center, geared at giving the area’s down-on-their-luck a one-stop place to connect with health care providers, social workers and service organizations.
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Local authorities are warning that swollen streams, normally a trickle in most years, are potential death traps this year because of heavy runoff.
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Philip Smith, who helped produce and transition the popular “Austin City Limits” to high-definition TV, has been named general manager of KIXE, the Redding-based public television station.
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ACKER — Larry Noland Acker, 63, of Redding died Saturday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
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In 1910: Two weddings in two days marked the culmination of two of Cupid’s romances, the Rev. W.P. Rankin of the Redding Methodist church being the officiating minister in each case. Jack Jones of Keswick led to the hymnal altar Miss Maud Irving and the couple drove out to the smelter town after the ceremony. John Ro
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Commercial property owners, Realtors and others are invited to a brownfield workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Yreka Community Center conference room.
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They're back!In town from the Bay Area: Blah Blah Woof Woof. If you like smart, well-crafted songs, you'll show up at the Post Office in Redding's Downtown Mall on Thursday evening (8ish) and enjoy some first-rate songwriting and excellent musicianship from Jay Howlett, Chuck McCabe and Rolfe Wyer.C
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A vehicle reportedly crashed into a power pole at about 10:30 p.m. on Racho Road and Alta Camino Drive, according to dispatch reports.
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Greyhound Lines, Inc. will leave its Butte Street station in downtown Redding for the RABA terminal a few blocks away – possibly as soon as June 1.
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HAYFORK - Emergency personnel are fighting this evening a reported mobile home fire south of here.
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Below are some of the archived Record Searchlight stories on the 1997 unsolved killing of 49-year-old Richard Graham, who was shot near Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
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Below are some of the archived Record Searchlight stories on the 1999 unsolved killing of 48-year-old Big Bend handyman John Patrick Hauser.
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Below are the Record Searchlight's archived stories on the 2003 unsolved murder of an identified body found near Lakehead.
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Below are some of the archived Record Searchlight stories on the 2007 unsolved killing of 47-year-old Round Mountain grocery store owner Jon Ford.
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Below are some of the archived Record Searchlight stories on the 2007 unsolved killing of 45-year-old Bella Vista man Walter Lloyd James.
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Below are some of the archived Record Searchlight stories on the 2007 unsolved killing of 54-year-old Redding nurse Christina Stevens.
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For the second time since the plant opened in 2002, Knauf Insulation will halt production to rebuild the facility’s glass-melting furnace.
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Fintech Precast Inc. — a Redding company that for 10 years manufactured precast walls for commercial, industrial and government buildings at its 27-acre plant on Clear Road — has closed.
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A 19-year-old Hayfork man’s three dogs that earlier this spring mauled another man so badly his right leg was amputated, allegedly attacked a second man this weekend and put him in the hospital.
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An ex-Anderson volunteer firefighter who was arrested Saturday after he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife while in possession of a loaded pistol pleaded not guilty during his arraignment today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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I can't think that just posting a newspaper ad soliciting City Council candidates is the best way to do political recruiting, but that's what the Redding Police Officers Association and the Redding Police Managers Association did over the weekend. Do...
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Riding along behind a large Stotts and Sons truck, the old historic Cottonwood Railroad Depot was moved to its new home on September 6, 1985 about 200 yards west of its original location. History-minded George Dymesich, a Cottonwood rancher and...
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RED BLUFF — Two Red Bluff teenagers were arrested early this morning after police received a report of two men dressed in dark clothing looking into vehicles with flashlights, police said.
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Meet one of the candidates running against Barbara Boxer up close and personal! Find out the real facts about our California Prison system and what it means to you! Join U.S. Senate Candidate Chuck DeVore and State Assembly Candidate Jim Nielson on Monday, May 17th!
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A 87-year-old Red Bluff woman is in fair condition today at Mercy Medical Center in Redding after her car was rear-ended Sunday by another car that California Highway Patrol officers said was traveling about 50 mph at the Interstate 5-Diamond Avenue off-ramp in Red Bluff.
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The Jefferson State High School Mountain Bike team took sixth overall in the Nor Cal High School Mountain Bike league that culminated its season Sunday in Grass Valley. Contributing to the first year team's high finish were Brandon Dillard, fourth overall in JV Boys, Carson Schmeck, fourth overall in Sophomore Boys, and Nic
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The westbound lanes of Highway 299 in western Shasta County reopened at 1:15 p.m. after they were closed late this morning when a big rig overturned spilling its load.
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Time. If I ignore it will it become more fluid, stretchy, forgiving? I am in the thick of the spring explosion of creativity. So appropriate. Ideas, projects, work elements are budding all over my work space. I’m doing the multitasking, big time. Everything is flowing along pretty smoothly (I won’t think about t
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We haven’t featured a HUD home here in a while, and when we looked, there were 12 HUD homes for sale in Shasta and Tehama County. That’s up a bit, but so
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A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by her cousin Sunday evening inside his Red Bluff home when she stopped by his house to drop off a delivery of hygiene supplies.
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Rescue crews responded this morning near Old Station after a big rig overturned.
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A 34-year-old Los Molinos woman was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine during a traffic stop after a deputy allegedly spotted her pulling a bag of drugs from her bra before chucking it out the car window.
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The Redding Convention Center on Wednesday will transform into a homeless services center, geared at giving the area's down-on-their-luck a one-stop place to connect with health care providers, social workers and service organizations.
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Forget about the pleasant spring weather of recent days. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather statement this morning warning of gusty winds, rain and, yes, even snow in the higher elevations. Today in Redding, expect rain, mainly after 11 a.m. with a high near 62 degrees. Winds could gust as high as 33 mp
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As promised, we took a few more shots of the 2010 Asphalt Cowboys pancake breakfast at Roaring Gulch in Redding. The music we used is something of a funny story. I am very sensitive about using another artist’s music on a video without permission, since I’ve had that happen to my music. YouTube has a library [.
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It’s true that just one chef won the first Iron Chef Redding competition Saturday, but I hesitate to put it that way, lest it lead to the unfortunate conclusion that the remaining chefs
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I was recently asked my opinion about "Youth Mass." Many in the church, Clergy and laity have come to the conclusion that to reach the youth spiritually, the Mass must reflect the youth with con
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Redding Rodeo Weekend: scenes from 2010’s pancake breakfast, parade and rodeo nights at the arena. Song: Silk and Lace by Rattlesnake Deer Photographer Paul Heath wa
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Too bad the Redding Rodeo ended Saturday because the California Highway Patrol could’ve used some of those cowboys to round up two stray horses on Highway 299 on Sunday night.
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Living on land 75 feet from her neighbor’s rock-crushing operation near the base of Black Butte in Siskiyou County, Amy Vibrans said she is tired of the noise and dust.
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After watching a fellow Cottonwood resident make it to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas last year, Danny Webb and Nellie Williams would like to make the trip themselves.
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In 1910: The long-wished-for motor service up the canyon to Kennett became a reality.
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“Pick right foot up. Set it down. Pick left foot up. Set it down.”
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CHICAGO - A new analysis of U.S. health data links children’s attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. While the study couldn’t prove that pesticides used in agriculture contribute to childhood learning problems, experts said the…
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If you are lucky enough to come across some fresh cherries, I suggest that you scoop them up quick! I love cherries and try to bake a few treats each season for my guys. Recently my husband brought the family…
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What: Appointments Training Workshop for Women When: Wednesday (May 19), 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Redding Library 1100 Parkview, Community Room B Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, May 18th, at www.cawomenlead.org. California Women Lead
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A fire reported tonight in an electrical outlet inside a residence in the 2400 block of Sacramento Drive has been extinguished.
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Below is the only surviving story from the Record Searchlight's archives on the unsolved murder of Carrie Mae Crowe. The 74-year-old Redding woman was stabbed at least 20 times inside her Oxford Street home.
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Below are some of the archived Record Searchlight stories on the 1983 unsolved killing of 63-year-old Redding real estate agent Helen Faye Generes
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Below are some of the archived Record Searchlight stories on the 1976 unsolved killing of 15-year-old Redding girl Terri Lynn Ray.
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Below are some of the Record Searchlight stories on the 1983 unsolved killing of 8-year-old Shingletown boy Jeremy Morris.
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Below are some of the Record Searchlight stories on the 1986 unsolved killing of 30-year-old Capitola resident Steven Michael Moeller.
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Below are some of the Record Searchlight stories on the 1986 unsolved killing of 30-year-old Shasta Lake man Greg Charles Greenhalgh.
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Below are some of the Record Searchlight stories on the 1984 unsolved killing of 18-year-old Burney student Terry Arndt.
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I just love these signs...... Yes they are funny, but there is great truth to them as well!
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“Pick right foot up. Set it down. Pick left foot up. Set it down.” It’s an internal mantra stroke victims like Bill Sander know all to well as they learn to walk again. A half-mile walk for Sander could easily seem as daunting as circumnavigating the globe.
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I spent the day with my youngest brother today. We hiked for 5 hours, and visited, laughted, and talked about life. Every now and then in life you meet a person who is truly humble and is at their core,
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Don't worry, it isn't. The steam and smoke is a result of a thrust in the power as the train gets ready to start the climb up into the Sacramento River Canyon. There is no date on this photo but...
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Author Daniel Okrent explores an angle of Prohibition that I'd never known about: In 1925, when "The Great Gatsby" was published, the meaning of "drugstores" was as clear as gin: Those were the places you went to get medically prescribed...
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Get as much sunshine as you can today, because you might have a hard time finding blue skies next week. Though today will be partly sunny, with a high near 77, the National Weather Service predicts cloudy skies will appear over Redding on Monday, with a 60 percent chance of showers.
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We drove up to beautiful Mount Shasta. and arrived at Saint Anthony's Parish.
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The world champions stole the show in the final performance of the 62nd annual Redding Rodeo on Saturday. While there was some local Cottonwood flavor here and there at the Redding rodeo grounds, the likes of Luke Branquinho and Taos Muncy were the ones taking home event rodeo title
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Clyde and Fannie Haltom of Redding celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on April 14 with an open house hosted by their family. The couple were married April 14, 1945, in Oakland. Clyde and Fannie have lived in Redding for more than 30 years. He was self-employed and owner of Circle H Sheetmetal Co. until he retired. F
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Ray and Diane Prettyman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 23 with a trip to Niagara Falls. They were married April 23, 1960 in Hayward. They moved to Redding from San Jose in 1971. Before retirement, Ray was with CH2MHill and Diane was with Mercy Medical Center
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Jessica Diamond and Judd Buick, both of Redding, were married March 6, 2010, at Mercy Oaks of Redding. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Barbara Diamond of Redding. The groom is the son of Pam and Terry Miller of Redding and John and Debbie Buick of Palo Cedro. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Shasta High School and a 2
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An Aug. 7 wedding is planned by Lindsay Henrich and Bryce Martin, both of Cottonwood, at the Riverview Country Club. The bride-elect is the daughter of Pedro and Kim Henrich of Redding. She is a registered nurse at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Her fiance is the son of Steve and Martha Martin of Redding. He is a scrub tech at
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Bob and Ann Hammond celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 5 with a dinner at Rivers Restaurant in Redding. They were married on May 5, 1960. They met in high school in Claremont in 1956. They owned Southern Counties Mortgage Co. in Covina, and moved to Redding with their two sons in 1982 and opened Redding Books
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A July 10 wedding is planned by Nicole Richardson and Jacob Nickell, both of Redding, at the Diestelhorst Bridge in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Robert Richardson of Shingletown and Linda Richardson of Redding. She is a 2006 graduate of Shasta High School and is attending Shasta College. She plans to major i
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A June 26 wedding is planned by Lara Johnson and Erik Norman, both of Redding, at the Redding Elk's Lodge. The bride-elect is the daughter of James and Elizabeth Johnson of Redding. She has an associate degree as a veterinary technician from Shasta College. She works at Chipotle Restaurant. Her fiance is the son of Dwayn
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A July 17 wedding is planned by Katie Foster and Branden Pero at Riverview Country Club in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Marla and Scott Foster of Redding. She will be graduating from UC Davis in June with a B.S. in exercise biology. She works at Solano Sports Physical Therapy. Her fiance is the son of Wayn
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A June 5 wedding at Centerville Estate in Chico is planned by Lisa Usrey and Trevor Monroe, both of Chico. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jerry and Carolyn Usrey of Sonora. She is working as a registered nurse at Enloe Hospital in Chico while continuing her studies to get her family nurse practitioner degree. Her fianc
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Paul and Gladys Pratt of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Hawaii on April 11. They were married April 24, 1960 in Modesto. They have lived in Redding for 33 years and have been retired for 17 years. They have two children, Brett Pratt of Modesto and Linda Wilson of Lewiston. They have eight grandchil
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Joseph and Agnes Rossi celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary March 20 in Palo Cedro at a reception hosted by their children. They were married March 20, 1950, in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Rossis moved to Palo Cedro in 1979 from Covina. They retired in 1990.
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As frugal road trip travelers husband Lee, dog Molly and myself set off on yet another adventure. Destination, Mount Rushmore.
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I am chronically busy. Sometimes it's a schedule thing, but really at the core, the problem lies with me. I am constantly working on something, rushing somewhere, desperate to complete a "to do" list. If my hands are empty of a task I feel like I'm wasting time. I can't help myself. We Type A's can be a sorry lot.
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Dear Readers: This is the third column in a series about a topic I get a good deal of polarized mail on — that being the dilemma of whether a gay girl and a straight girl should be allowed sleepovers with each other. I’m glad we took our time exploring this because this issue has never been up for the wides
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When your children are away from home, you need to know they are in a safe, loving, nurturing and stimulating environment. Studies show high-quality child care supports young children's learning and helps them develop socially, emotionally and physically. But how do you know whether your child is receiving the right care?
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A July 3 wedding is planned by Erica Rodriguez of Redding and Shawn Yang of Wuhan, Hubei, China, at Grace Baptist Church in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dr. N. Samuel Rodriguez and Dawn Rodriguez of Redding. She is a graduate of Shasta Bible College with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and maste
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An Aug. 21 wedding is planned at the Riverview Country Club by Barbara Apaodaca of Montgomery Creek and Patrick O'Brien of Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Carol Howell of Bella Vista. She earned her bachelor's degree from Simpson University and is working on her teaching credential and master's degree in educa
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When your children are away from home, you need to know they are in a safe, loving, nurturing and stimulating environment. Studies show high-quality child care supports young children’s learning and helps them develop socially, emotionally and physically. But how do you know whether your child is receiving the right care
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An Anderson volunteer firefighter was arrested early Saturday after he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife and had in his possession a loaded pistol, Anderson police said.
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A group of Redding Tea Party Patriots seeking to ensure that voters choose their city clerk will postpone its petition drive until the November 2011 campaign season.
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Eight big rigs a day will be hauling the massive pieces of the Hatchet Ridge wind project into the north state starting May 24.
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With guns blazing, bands marching and horses prancing, the Redding Rodeo Parade drew thousands of spectators to downtown Saturday during the final day of the 62nd annual Redding Rodeo Week.
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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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May 10, 2010
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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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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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Seen the new anti-Benito video?...
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What: Mother’s Day Tea at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Center When: May 8, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: 1815 Sheridan St. Cost: $5 donation for adults, lunch and entertainment provided. Sponsored by St. Marks M.B.C. For more information call 530-246-3317 …
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What: Fourth Annual Celebration of Assets When:  Friday, May 7, 7:15 a.m. Where: Win-River Event Center The Asset in Action Partnership of Shasta County is pleased to announce that the fourth annual Celebration of Assets will be held on Friday, May 7, 2010 at…
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No, not unions. Redevelopment agencies. Or so argues state Assemblyman Chris Norby, Joel Fox writes in an article that argues that the state should take a hard look at redevelopment and the tax money they drain from schools and counties....
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Prompted by questions Missy McArthur had asked at a previous council meeting, some figures were presented at last night's meeting about where the city's money is going, specifically when it comes to firefighting. I'm not sure why 1984 was picked...
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Don't drive yourself to ArtHop - Ride the Win-River ArtHop Shuttle! HawkMan Studios and anewscafe.com are excited to announce the newest addition to 2nd Saturday ArtHop: the free Win-River ArtHop Shuttle. Board the ArtHop Shuttle for an evening of receptions for regional artists. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a r
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HawkMan Studios, ANewsCafe.com and Tapas Downtown invite you to the ARTHOP AFTER-PARTY Sat., May 8 - 9:00 p.m. - Tapas Downtown 1257 Oregon Street, Redding   Live Music by the TONY ARMSDEN TRIO
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An 18-year-old Tehama County woman was killed this morning on Highway 99 when her car ran head-on into a tanker truck filled with 8,300 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel near the Butte-Tehama county lines.
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The Red Bluff Police Department arrested five people Tuesday after serving search warrants on three locations as part of an ongoing investigation into several recent Tehama County burglaries.
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Chris Young, one of two candidates running against Les Baugh for county supervisor in the June election, follows up on an earlier interview with some points where he thinks the incumbent's gone astray. They include blocking Trish Clarke -- Baugh's...
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"California's obsession with incarceration -- at $50K a year per adult, $250K per juvenile -- is unsustainable, says criminologist Barry Krisberg" Interesting interview on a very pressing issue. Excerpts from the UC Berkeley web site. Crime is an issue where...
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We've all seen it. It sits on the corner of Placer and Butte in downtown Redding. The Damburger hamburger stand is on the west side and the telephone company building is behind it. And a make-believe owl sits on...
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The Chico State Orion newspaper tries to localize the Iceland volcano story. Excerpt: Though the magnitude is unpredictable, the potential for a Mount Shasta eruption is likely, said Bill Hirt, a geology professor at College of the Siskiyous. "We definitely...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are escape, hum and vibrant.TrajectoryThe kernel for his escape began as she raked her hand across his three-day stubble, fingers shrunken and cold like parchment, in the wake of her struggle to lean her lips near to his ear and whispered, “Let me go.”He ran
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Not that Medicare paid chiropractors very well to start with, but our seniors are under the impression that they have a certain amount of coverage when entering a chiropractic office. Well, they will now have 20-percent less than before. Many...
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A 27-year-old Cottonwood man was arrested early this morning by Tehama County Sheriff's deputies on several drug allegations.
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If city pensions and health care benefits are on the fall ballot the council majority that approved them - Jones, Bosetti, McArthur - could very well lose, as Stegall warned last night. Never underestimate the power of a well-financed campaign...
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Police are investigating a reported shooting on the 1100 block of Olive Avenue in Redding.
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Dear Mommy, Even though I am only 10 going on 11 it has been years since we last spent any time together. I am very confused, Daddy keeps telling me that it's your fault I don't see you. Daddy tells me He never did anything to hurt you,and that you are lieing, but I remember the day he hurt you and I thought that
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Skies will remain clear in the Redding area through Saturday, with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures. Today's high is expected to reach 70 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, with gusty northwest winds as high as 21 miles per hour.
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•I have a friend who retired, likes to watch TV and sing along with the theme songs. Is he a Barcalounge lizard? •Hey!! Where the %$#@& is Cary Grant? •I’m so tir
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Flowers and brunch make for fine Mother’s Day traditions. But maybe you and Mom are in the mood for something a little different. Something that involves getting your hands dirty. How about a workshop that involves preparing soil and planting at…
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In honor of the National Day of Prayer scheduled for May 6th the Christians&nbs
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Dear Lynne: My wife and I never have the same schedule two weeks in a row, and we work different shifts. This makes it hard for us to cook and have good meals most nights of the week. Where can we find recipes that we can cook en masse, freeze and heat up as needed? We want to be able to have good meals at home, as
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The California Parole Board is recommending that a 66-year-old Big Bend man sentenced two years ago to 35 years to life in prison for trying to murder two Shasta County sheriff’s deputies be released because he’s dying of a terminal illness.
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RED BLUFF — It will cost medicinal marijuana growers $40 to register their gardens with the county, after the Tehama County Board of Supervisors approved the fee Tuesday.
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A narrow Redding City Council majority voted Tuesday to cut $2.3 million from the general fund budget and to ask voters to curtail employee retirement benefits in a bid to permanently reduce expenses.
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North state marketplace: May 5, 2010
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It would be easy to look at two errors by the Foothill High baseball team and say that those two miscues were the biggest factors in a 4-0 loss to Pleasant Valley. For Cougars coach Todd Buck, the big zero in the score tells much more.
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Firefighters are at the scene of a fire tonight that's burning an old mill near Balls Ferry Road.
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Firefighters are at the scene of a fire tonight that's burning an old mill at Kimberly Drive and Panorama Point outside Anderson.
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Blake Adkins pitched a complete game and Terin Donnelly went 3-for-3 with two RBI as the West Valley High School baseball team held off Yreka 9-6 at home on Tuesday
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A narrow Redding City Council majority voted Tuesday to cut $2.3 million from the general fund budget and to ask voters to curtail employee retirement benefits in a bid to permanently reduce expenses.
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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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