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May 28th, 2010

A Siskiyou County man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 24-year-old Yreka woman who has been missing since mid-April.
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This news will make Ken Murray happy. Legislation that would ban many California stores from giving away single-use plastic bags has taken a step closer to becoming law. AB 1998 was passed by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Friday and...
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A wanted parolee is suspected of leading a Shasta County sheriff's deputy on a chase through the streets of Shasta Lake on Friday afternoon before getting away on foot.
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Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko has asked top Redding officials to consider the idea of forming a metropolitan police department, multiple sources confirm.
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A 1-year-old boy was being taken to a Redding hospital today after a near-drowning in a pond in the Fairhill Drive area of Redding.
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Google Maps informs me that it is a mere 8.7-mile drive from the Shasta County admin building downtown to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest headquarters by the airport, but it might as well be in another country to judge by difficulty...
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Jack Williams built five arbors at his home west of Redding. People find refuge in such plant-covered places because they appeal to a subconscious desire to be connected to nature, he says.
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Casey Schurig's Farm Dreams column offers tips on growing citrus in the Redding area.
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Get help from master gardeners; learn about roses; take a gardening class at Turtle Bay; check out a new University of California blog.
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Real estate experts offer insights on credit scores.
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"rthx" guessed it correctly at 10:13 as "One of the old buildings at the Bully Hill Mine site on the north side of the Pit River arm of Lake Shasta". In actuality, it is the remains of the powerhouse minus...
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge is expected to rule next month whether to order the release a host of documents and records which defense attorneys believe will show that a north state drug enforcement team has targeted Hispanics and other minorities for traffic stops on Interstate 5.
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Mt. Shasta Ski Park recycles aluminum, glass, plastic, cardboard and fry oil waste, and makes enough to donate $2,500 to the Siskiyou Land Trust.
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The festival takes place on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend May 29th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, and so is parking in the area. The festivities start off at 7 a.m with a pancake breakfast hosted by Happy Valley 4-h
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A couple of months ago I contacted Jim Schultz, whom, if I am not mistaken, is responsible for writng about the courts for The record Searchlight. I told Mr. Schultz what was happening in one case, and if you look at the file it is obvious even to a lamen, there is something terribly wrong . Once it was obvious that Mr. Shu
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But apparently Rep. Wally Herger is the chairman of it. He shares a byline with tax fighter Grover Norquist in Investors' Business Daily: As the chairman of the House "Anti-VAT Caucus" and president of a taxpayer group, respectively, we are...
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Emergency personnel are responding this morning to a reported motorcycle accident near Laurie Ann Lane and Iron Mountain Road.
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Do you know what this is?The first person to correctly guess what it is and where it is located wins the prizes. Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess what...
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Meg Whitman really gets around -- and she's getting back around to Redding next week: Gubernatorial Candidate MEG WHITMAN is hosting a RALLY in REDDING Please join her! Thursday, June 3, 2010 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (no charge) Air...
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RED BLUFF — Three Tehama County men were arrested Thursday night after they allegedly attacked and cut with a knife a Red Bluff man in the hallway of a Main Street bar, police announced this morning.
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That's what Anthony Pignataro writes at Cal Watchdog, calculating that Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, who's seeking the Republican nomination for state attorney general, could retire (he's currently 63) with a pension of a littlie north of $275,000...
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Construction is due to begin Tuesday on a $24.7 million project calling for new truck climbing lanes on Interstate 5 at Cottonwood hill in south Shasta County, officials with the California Department of Transportation have announced.
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Those Memorial Day celebrants heading to north state lakes and rivers for the three-day holiday weekend are being urged to be careful around the waters because the spring snow melt has helped to keep streams and rivers cold and running fast.
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‘Hey, who can forget that ’80’s tune, Final Countdown by the band Europe? “We’re leaving together But still it’s farewell And maybe we’ll come back To earth, who can tell? I guess there is n
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So I caught the first look at the CBS sitcom, "Shit My Dad Says" (meh) and got to thinking about finding fame and fortune on the Interwebs. A friend emailed me the link to the sitcom promo, then launched into why she's pissed at Justin, the 29-year-old who lit up Twitter last year by posting funny shit his 74-year-old fathe
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As fog greeted some north state motorists hitting the highway early this morning for the start of the Memorial Day weekend, the National Weather Service says there’s a 30 percent chance of showers in Redding today. But the sun should begin peeking through later today and the day should gradually become more sunny. Today
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The focus of my campaign is threefold: 1. Jobs and economic development 2. Public Safety 3. Private property rights I am a strong advocate of job creation and economic development. A good jobs base creates funds ...
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While putting together this column on Memorial Day services – shortly after writing about last week’s veterans care home groundbreaking both before and
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In an age that prides itself on "candor" about sex, we have seen the emergence of new forms of hypocrisy, as well as new taboos on frank discussion. Liberals sneer at the phrase "the homosexual agenda," as
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Jacob Hymas simply filled out the application for the heck of it.
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Four Red Bluff High School softball players — all underclassmen — are among the honorees on the All-Eastern Athletic League softball team roster that was released Thursday.
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For most of the section qualifiers, the mission is simple: Win to move on to state.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News.
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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina treated an appreciative crowd to an hour of Barbara Boxer bashing during a campaign stop in Redding on Thursday.
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North state in brief: May 28, 2010
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A 5,300-gallon plastic water tank that had been erected at the site of a three-day Memorial Day weekend hemp festival here has been destroyed by someone who drilled about two dozen holes in it, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday.
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Trying to close a $3.7 million budget gap, Siskiyou County’s top administrator has proposed closing the county library and all its branches.
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The north state’s long spell of unseasonably chilly weather will gradually give way to more typical late May warmth during the Memorial Day weekend.
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A three-judge appellate court panel has thrown out the second-degree murder conviction of a Burney woman sentenced in 2004 to 19 years to life in prison for the 1992 murder of her 25-year-old husband.
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A Shasta County jury Thursday convicted the former manager of Cheesecakes Unlimited in Redding of embezzlement and grand theft.
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North state marketplace: May 28, 2010
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Tehama County prosecutors have dropped charges against a Cottonwood pig hunting guide accused of leading a group of men on an illegal nighttime hunt last year that included stabbing cornered wild hogs with knives.
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A Redding mother and son have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged fraudulent investment scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
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What is it about kitty farts that makes them so DEADLY? It's not like they go out for Mexican food or something like that. They just eat kibble and canned Friskies.
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Only in Marin County, I think, could the phrase even make sense. The Chronicle reports on a little paper that could's latest change of ownership: The brash owner of the Point Reyes Light - who put his normally meditative readers...
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Wow, third anti-LaMalfa mailer in a week arrived in Redding mailboxes today. Nothing exceptionally harsh, by political standards, but enough for Willie Preston -- a long-time LaMalfa aide -- to post a little video about Keene's "broken promises" to run...
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Children in Africa and Haiti will directly benefit from the HeArt 4 Nations Global Arts and Food Festival.
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A day of international food and art is set for 11 a.m.8 p.m. Saturday at Library Park in downtown Redding, where the HeArt 4 Nations Global Arts and Food Festival will host a mingling of cultures designed to give Redding area residents and visitors a chance to participate with their families in expressions of creativity fr
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Schedule for the Heart 4 Nations arts festival on Saturday.
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The adobe was at the end of Adobe Lane in Cottonwood on the right side of the road just before you enter Reading Island. The spot where it stood is surrounded by a cyclone fence and has a large picture sign plus a stone historic plaque to mark its location and tell its history.
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I’m pretty sure If I mention pillows one more time someone will slap me. This evening, wet and chilly for the end of May, I must confess that after a full day’s work on projects mentioned far too often I am reading another interesting memoir. I though this one might be a little Oprahish but [...]
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Former Cheesecakes restaurant manager convicted of embezzlement and grand theft.  Click here for Shasta County District Attorney press release
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Two Redding residents were arrested Wednesday after drug agents and Redding police raided a room at a Westside Road motel, officials with the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force said today.
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Tehama County prosecutors have dropped charges against a Cottonwood pig hunting guide accused of leading a group of men on an illegal nighttime hunt last year that included stabbing cornered wild hogs with knives.
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A three-judge appellate court panel has thrown out the second-degree murder conviction of a Burney woman who was sentenced in 2004 to 19 years to life in prison for the 1992 murder of her 25-year-old husband.
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He and his staff will be moving into some new digs soon. The old library on West and Shasta streets has gotten a $5 million makeover designed by Redding's Nichols Melburg & Rossetto architectural firm. Here's what the new...
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SACRAMENTO — A Redding mother and son have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged fraudulent investment scheme, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today.
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The former manager of a Redding restaurant was convicted today of embezzlement and grand theft following a five-week trial.
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Don't look for much, if any, break from political spots after the June primary. The LA Times' Mark Barabak reports that a labor-backed Democratic group is preparing a summer ad blitz to soften up Meg Whitman before Jerry Brown begins...
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The railroad bridge shown in the top of the photo on the left was owned by the McCloud River Railroad and crosses over Lake Britton. The bridge was used for the famous railroad bridge scene in the film Stand By...
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All over the North State, professional pitmasters and weekend grill wizards are firing up their smokeboxes to compete in the region’s biggest barbecue event: the Pros and Joes BBQ Grilldown, an afternoon of music, beer, wi
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1. Nick Ciampi and Still Married 5 p.m. today, Redding City Hall. Part of the opening for the summer art show. Free.
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Malcolm Wilson’s life always returns to art. He maintained an interest in ceramics and drawing throughout a career in brain damage research in London, Boston and the Bay Area. Eventually Malcolm became a neurology resident at the University of California at Davis. His early-morning commutes from the Bay Area to Sacramento
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Redding's most popular Japanese restaurant is owned by an enterprising and hard-working couple from Taiwan, Peter and May Lu, who moved to the United States nearly 20 years ago for the sake of their kids.
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RED BLUFF - A 5,300-gallon plastic water tank that had been erected at the site of a three-day Memorial Day weekend hemp festival here has been destroyed by someone who drilled more than two dozen holes in it, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office reported today.
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Allan Dad, bartender at Nello's Place, the longtime Italian restaurant on Bechelli Lane in east Redding, is unabashedly old school. He's been mixing martinis and Old Fashioneds behind the bar at Nello's for 25 years and learned his craft from founder Nello Miele, whom he affectionately calls "the maestro."
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Sean Jacobs, son of Robert and Jacquelyn Jacobs of Redding, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on May 22, 2010. He was personally congratulated by President Barack Obama upon receiving his diploma and commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Sean graduated from Foothill High S
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On a recent Wednesday morning, a mass of children swarmed through the maze inside Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The new exhibit, "GPS Adventures," is tailor-made to spark the adventurous spirit in young and old alike.
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Interesting read from LA Weekly about the race for lieutenant governor, focusing naturally on hometown candidate Janice Hahn. Then I got to the bit describing the north state's champion: Maldonado now faces conservative antitax GOP firebrand state Sen. Sam Aanestad...
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RED BLUFF — A 23-year-old Red Bluff parolee who was being sought by law enforcement authorities was arrested Tuesday night after he was found to have a dirk or dagger his pants, sheriff’s deputies said today.
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From the St. Helena Star: Look at this 5-pound wild rainbow caught by Stan Press on the Sac at Redding, guided by Kevin Brock. The gill plate and rainbow stripe are gorgeous -- a rose/copper brush stroke that only...
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Here’s a fixer foreclosure. Located in a nice west Redding neighborhood, it boasts a 4 car garage and an inground pool/spa, and is listed as a 4/3 of 2335 sq ft built in 1973. If you’re looking for a fixer, this could be worth your attention. It’s priced below ave
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Another round of late season wintry-like weather is expected to move through the north state today with thunderstorms expected in most portions of interior Northern California, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Some of the storms might also produce small hail, they say. There’s an 80 percent c
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Confirming what I wrote on May 10, our local newspaper ran 2 stories today about Shasta County local home sales moving at an increased pace. I didn't go much into home prices on my post. When you are talking about only 1
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As an informed citizen and voter in Shasta County, it is absolutely in your best interest to learn as much as possible about the candidates who are running for office. After all, you are actually participating in a hiring process when you vote. If you do not happen to reside in district 5, you can still vote with your wal
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What: Dogwood Daze of Dunsmuir When: May 29 Where: Dusmuir The Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce announces a new event for Dunsmuir to be held Memorial Day weekend in conjunction with the Dunsmuir Garden Club’s annual Flower Show and Garden Tour. Dogwood Daze of Dunsmuir will celebrate…
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Get outta town this weekend and experience some of the events that the North State has to offer. This week’s Get Outta Town highlight is the McCloud Mushroom Festival and Wine Faire. Mushroom vend
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What is your favorite BBQ or grill recipe? (Click here to answer.)
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Has Sarah Palin learned anything since she was plucked from obscurity almost two years ago? Not that I can tell.
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Breaking the news to a parent that it is time to move from their home into an assisted living facility is one of the most difficult tasks, according to most of the families we meet.
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It's time to get your 4- and 5-year-olds immunized for school to protect them and the students around them. A requirement for kindergarten entry is to be caught up on all shots (or sign a waiver). Immunization is one of the most important public health interventions, saving millions of lives and preventing hundreds of milli
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Mental illnesses affect almost every family in America, yet stigma continues to be a huge problem. Individuals experiencing mental illness have a double burden: not only must they cope with their mental illness, but they must also contend with negative attitudes and discrimination.
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I recently spoke with Ted Dawson of Shingletown, a Wintu "primitive skills teacher" who made several points I thought I'd pass on. His first observation I found particularly wise was his understanding of the importance of his native people's need to eat the foods of their ancestral diet. Dawson describes health-supportive f
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Realtors hand out 19 scholarships The Shasta Association of Realtors awarded 19 scholarships worth more than $10,000 to north state students this year at an awards banquet Tuesday at Riverview Golf & Country Club in Redding. Scholarships were awarded to children of association members. Winning the Homer Bucky Bucklen Ho
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Here’s a list of what’s open and closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
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Entry forms due at Shasta District Fair Shasta District Fair officials have announced a final entry date of June 9 for entry forms from horticulture and floriculture department exhibitors. The forms are due no later than 6 p.m. on that Wednesday. Also, the final entry date for entry forms for the Shasta County Idol Contest
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The three-day Memorial Day holiday begins Friday with sunny skies expected for most of it and a full Lake Shasta beckoning.
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Lake Shasta’s waters are close to overflowing, with the reservoir 99 percent full for the past week.
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A change in the way some deer tags are issued for the upcoming fall deer season has north state rifle hunters competing with the rest of the state to hunt lands close to home.
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Family Tree Care Center will be the first cannabis club in Redding to face a penalty under the city’s recently adopted medical marijuana regulations.
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Perennial political candidate Russell Hunt has launched a petition drive for a ballot measure to make the Redding City Clerk a purely elected position, resuscitating a fledgling grass-roots campaign.
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COTTONWOOD — A plan to upgrade the town park is just the latest in a string of projects taken on by residents known for getting things done.
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Janice Smith, 57, of Redding, will be craning her neck skyward Monday as four supersonic jet trainers scream over the Northern California Veterans Cemetery during its Memorial Day observance.
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Borrow one or get one for free. Redding Aquatic Center is raising awareness of the importance of life jackets by loaning them out and giving them away.
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... Steve Carlton's campaign for DA has been spending a lot of them trying to sway the voters -- running a long and expensive local television campaign featuring various attorneys, former Sheriff Jim Pope and now, as Marc mentioned...
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Thank you, dear readers, for your prayers and positive energy. I have been released from this call for jury duty. After three consecutive nights of calling in I am free. That means I have uninterrupted time to finish off my latest list of projects. As if my list wasn’t long enough I have been visualizing [...]
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Apparently I'm out of touch. The first I heard of this important story is from a letter to the editor that just showed up: Again our wonderful Record Searchlight has let us down. Why hasn't the Record Searchlight printed the...
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Here he is interviewing some kids from way back in the day. "What's a politician?" he asks one boy, age 5. "Something flat like an alligator."...
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Want to meet one of the Republican candidates who wants to take on Barbara Boxer in the fall? She'll be holding a "town hall" in Redding tomorrow morning -- 11 a.m. at the old 84 Lumber building. Maybe it's simply...
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It is located at the western end of Shingletown Ridge. It can be reached on Wildcat Road off of Ash Creek Road. It's on private property, so don't trespass! The photo shows the south face of Black Butte that I...
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The Shasta Gold Diggers, the U-12 girls team won an NSA tournament in Redding, scoring a one-run win over the North Valley Rapids. The team has qualified to the NSA World Series, being held July 11-16 in Portland, and will be holding a number of fundraising events to reach their goal of raising $8,000 to make the once-in-a-
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The Red Bluff Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra will present a patriotic concert on Saturday morning, May 29 at 11. The concert is being hosted by the Palo Cedro Seventh-day Adventist Church, 22585 Silverlode Lane (off Hghway 44E). The community is invited to attend.
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BloodSource announces 2009-2010 scholarships to area high school students
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Isn't she cute? She is now retired from all the hard work she has done for many long years at the historic Phillips Mill in Oak Run and spends most of her time in this garage specially built for her....
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Redding officials will suspend the Family Tree Care Center cannabis club's permit for a single day in June after determining the business had violated city medical marijuana collective regulations.
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Traffic is being diverted in the Cypress- Parkview avenue area following a rollover accident.
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That's what Jim Nielsen tells the L.A. Times about the Democrats' proposed budget-balancing tax increases: Assembly Budget Committee Vice Chairman Jim Nielsen, a Republican from Gerber, said more taxes got the state "in the mess we're in today," and he...
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So gorgeous. Bring your boats!
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A recent survey conducted by Trulia and RealtTrac found that the negative sentiment towards buying foreclosed properties has decreased compared to one year ago.   With 78 percent of U.S. adults believing there are downsides t
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Kent Dagg dissing our former mayor in his weekly "Executive View" column on the Shasta Builders' Exchange web site: It's hard for me to pass on a meal, and it shows, but at least I'm honest about it. I know...
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We like 4 plexes very much. Unlike larger income properties, you can buy them using the same great rates and loans as you would for a single family residence. Live in one and rent out the others. Fix them up and raise the rents to market level or better. This is a traditional and t
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A cool low pressure system could produce showers and thunderstorms across the north state today and Thursday, officials with the National Weather service say. The thunderstorms may also bring small hail. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain showers today, while today’s high temperature should be near 63 degrees.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are abandon, gradual and precise.AnniversaryThe old wooden bar has been wiped down, leaving a sour-smelling trail of wetness where the bartender sets up shot glasses in front of one guy
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The next four years will be the most critical in our nation's history since its inception. The County Clerk's role is primarily as supervisor of elections, though there are other responsibilities, such as issuing marriage licenses and fictitious business names. The current County Clerk was anointed by her predecessor Ann R
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Have you ever felt that some people are nice and friendly to you in person but relentlessly try to harm you, gossip about you, bend and distort truths, spread lies about you to others, and still can present
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It is a well known and widely accepted fact that secondhand smoke causes negative health effects. The 2006 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Secondhand Smoke, concluded that there is no safe level of exposure to…
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Credit HawkMan Studios’ ArtHop guys, Adam Mankoski and Troy Hawkins, for suggesting fondue for our latest anewscafe.com team gathering, a monthly event we never call a meeting, but a group hug. No photos to docu
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With a lineup featuring a smattering of well-established country stars, new and veteran blues performers, high-end vocal groups, and an iconic rock star, the Cascade Theatre announced its 2010-11 Cascade Theatre/Jefferson Public Radio Performance Series on Tuesday.
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North state marketplace: May 26, 2010
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Shasta County’s longest — and undoubtedly most expensive — preliminary hearing is finally over.
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Redding’s efforts to become a safer city for cycling won Planning Commission endorsement today.
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RED BLUFF - Tehama County officials granted a permit Tuesday for a Memorial Day weekend hemp festival — with 17 conditions attached.
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Today in History: May 26, 2010
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The Tehama County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the last round of pay raises for a half-dozen elected officials.
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An ordinance outlawing water bottling plants and cloud seeding in Mount Shasta will be on the November ballot.
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North State in Brief: May 26, 2010
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A heartbreaking social statistic is that children on welfare have only about half as many words per day directed at them as the children of working-class families — and less than one-third as many words as children whose parents are professionals. This is especially painful in view of the fact that scientists have
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Dear Lynne: What can I use on pasta instead of Parmigiano-Reggiano? Sadly, this cheese cannot fit into my budget anymore. My big problem is, I am a purist. I don't want fake Parmigiano (don't tell me to try domestic and the stuff from Argentina — they're revolting), so where can I go to get a "right" and inexpensive ch
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The Foothill High School softball team braved rainy conditions to knock off Las Plumas 3-1 at home in the Northern Section Division III softball final on Tuesday.
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Regular commenter Serge_A_Storms, plainly a well-informed type and by all appearances an officer in the Redding Police Department, takes us to task for today's editorial. All you can do is focus on the man's earned retirement? Give me a break!...
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Two days in a row -- maybe the Keene campaign's feeling a little nervous. Here's the latest mailer in the state Senate primary: Since it quotes a story that ran in the Record Searchlight and even an editorial I wrote,...
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Where are the maple cream- and lemon cream- filled chocolates?I'm blaming the cats.
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Scholar Robert Hirst of UC Berkeley, quoted in this article as head of a team of researchers preparing Twain's autobiography for publication, spoke a year ago at the Redding Library. "There are so many biographies of Twain, and many of...
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Redding’s efforts to become a city that’s safer for cycling won Planning Commission endorsement today.
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Steve Carlton's latest video -- a sort of fake news interview -- covers his usual points, but check out the dadaist closed captions that YouTube provides. My first thought was that YouTube had outsourced its subtitles to Bangladesh, but the...
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Interesting thoughts from Rose Institute fellow Douglas M. Johnson about the effects of the open-primary initiative, which polls show leading by a wide margin, and its cumulative effect when combined with other recent changes in the rules of the political...
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While the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce did come out against Proposition 16, and earlier endorsed Doug LaMalfa for Senate and -- pre-emptively -- Rick Bosetti and Pat Jones for City Council this fall, the chamber has been conspicuously silent...
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Both southbound lanes on Interstate 5 are blocked at Vollmers north of Lake Shasta, and traffic is being routed through the center divider, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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HAPPY CAMP — The remains of an pilot who crashed his single-engine airplane Saturday in steep and rugged terrain near here were found today, a spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said.
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Shasta County’s longest — and undoubtedly most expensive — preliminary hearing is finally over.
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Philip Smith remembers the day his shift out of commercial television began. He was working for a network affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., and his 6-year-old son inquired, "Dad, how come we never watch the TV station you work at?" Smith, who last week was named new general manager at Redding-based public television station K
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A weekend fire destroyed a mobile home in Seiad Valley in Siskiyou County, a spokeswoman with the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office said today.
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The call to the court last evening let me off the hook until a later time. I’m in limbo now. My group may be needed for a trial next week. I am to call back tonight and see if I show up at a future date or get the free pass. I should have been [...]
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What's the phrase? Where you stand depends on where you sit? The California Chamber of Commerce has from the beginning supported PG&E's Proposition 16, which would impose tough new vote thresholds for creating public power systems. But in Redding, where...
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Redding Police Chief Peter Hansen will step down later this year after leading his department through an unprecedented series of program cuts.
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Interesting story in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat about that city's attempts to push its unions to accept a two-tier pension system -- which gives lower benefits to newly hired employees. With negotiations over the issue having broken down, the...
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What is H.A.F.A.? Understanding the Facts HAFA is the latest government program to help homeowners who are in a financial crisis sell their homes in order to avoid foreclosure. H.A.F.A. stands for Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives; in a nutshell it is the process of a participating lender "pre-approving" th
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For all of his success in sports, Anthony Williams remains competitive. The 6-foot-2 forward led Enterprise High School to a fourth consecutive Northern Section Division III title this season, earning him R-S.V.P honors as the Most Valuable Player on the All-Record Searchlight boys basketball team for a consecutive year.
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Next season's basketball teams have a tough act to follow.The departing senior class garnered nine of the 15 spots on the All-Record Searchlight boys basketball team, including all but one spot on the first team.
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Shasta College sophomore guard Megan Remley signed with William Jessup last week, the third Anderson High School and Knights product to sign with a four-year program from this past season's conference-championship team.
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This guy sounds a little bit like the prototype for "The Accidental Tourist." Since the mid-70s, Minnesota attorney John Rheinberger's visited every country on the globe save three. But, as this story notes he's not the most adventurous guy: He...
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RealtyTrac®, an online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for April 2010, which shows that foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions —
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Yes to all. They've been growing all over Shasta County for centuries. In historic times, they were a sought-after vegetable. The young leaves are edible raw or cooked and were eaten as a salad or cooked as greens. Even the...
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More than a week after absentee ballots went out, Steve Carlton, in his own voice, hits the airwaves with a harsh, bare-knuckle ad attacking incumbent DA Jerry Benito. It goes, in part: "I have been asked to return as Shasta...
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According to Zillow’s Real Estate Market Reports for March 2010, Redding home values were Up 0.23% compared to February 2010 and down 13.97% compared to March 2009. I am not sure how accurate the
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.I am not sure what Judge Baker was thinking when he put Jack Halpin in charge of family court, probably a " who ya know, not what ya know" situation, since Halpin went to Stanford with Sandra Day Oconnor and is well connected.Jack Halpin is Retired, it appears that he is over 80, and he is splashing around in the mos
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SACRAMENTO — Three Redding residents indicted last week by a federal grand jury on mail fraud, money laundering and other charges pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court, a spokeswoman with the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
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Take a look. Bring your boat.
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Monday brought a fresh crop of foreclosures to choose from. This one looks good. We recall it as a failed Short Sale from a few months back. It had a pink Playboy Magazine themed bedroom, which was, uh, unusual. Anyway, were not sure if the bedroom still looks the same after forecl
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Photo by Skip Murphy of home in Old Shasta CA 2010 I keep thinking mortgage rates have to go up, but apparently bad news EVERYWHERE ELSE made mortgages look better all the time to investors. Hence, we have "onc
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A windy, wet storm is hitting Redding this afternoon. The storm brought a wind gust of 53 mph to the Redding Municipal Airport and occassional cloudbursts of heavy rain, said Karl Swanberg, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Sacramento. Winds were expected to die down by 5 p.m., he said. There could be more st
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The NaiSaiKu Challenge is poetry, but just for fun. So many things to think about.in the cool darkness, cautionhovers a moist hand across heartswhile reckless abandon callsDECISIONS, DECISIONS, DECISIONSwhile reckless abandon callsa moist
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My colleague Jim Dyar’s recent piece on “The Church of Baseball” got me thinking about my estrangement from the game. Like Jim, I grew up a baseball fan. My Little League days provide some of my fondest childhood memories. From a y
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An 18-year-old Gerber man was struck and killed by a train as he walked on the tracks in Red Bluff on Monday, according to Red Bluff police.
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With her bones crushed and her skin stripped from her flesh, 17-year-old Tina Denise Stensaa whimpered “help me” to her rescuers before she died.
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On the first day giant loads of wind turbine blades and tower parts began converging on Hatchet Ridge, the inconvenienced drivers seemed outnumbered by the curious.
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The buzz of saws through thick woods in west of Redding won’t be yielding lumber. Rather the 45-acres of knobcone pines will produce electricity.
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One of Redding’s most popular independent coffee shops will soon occupy a high-profile retail space that for 10 years was home to the world’s biggest coffee chain.
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HAPPY CAMP — The search was put on hold Monday for an 84-year-old Oregon pilot who is presumed dead after his single-engine airplane went down Saturday in steep and rugged terrain near here.
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SACRAMENTO — An ex-U.S. Postal Service worker from Redding who was indicted in April by a federal grand jury on 21 criminal counts pleaded guilty Monday to stealing prescription drugs from the mail, a spokeswoman with the U.S. attorney’s office said.
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A 29-year-old Shasta County man was arrested Sunday after sheriff’s deputies discovered a possible methamphetamine lab, officials with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
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A former Christian books and music store building that’s been empty for nearly three years will be transformed into a religious complex.
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Every poll shows California voters believe state government is often paralyzed, frequently controlled by ideologues of left and right, plus special interests that provide much of the cash for ever-more-expensive political campaigns. But that’s just talk. Now the time has come at last for those same voters to show they
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Generous pension formulas mean experienced officers like soon-to-retire Redding Police Chief Peter Hansen are essentially working as volunteers.
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A few commenters on a post from last week brought a new Rick Keene mailer to my attention today, but I didn't see one myself until this evening. Negative? Yep. Is it a "vicious attack campaign," as one said? Well,...
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This quote, from the son of a kidnapped (if not worse) Mexican politician, seems very telling about the state of our neighbor to the south: "We earnestly ask that the authorities stay out of this process in order to help...
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I really feel terrible for the kind, 75-year-old rancher's widow who telephoned this morning to say that she hadn't seen the paper, but her daughter says we published an article advising fishermen how and where to trespass on her property....
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Just a year and a half into his tenure as Redding Police Chief, Peter Hansen has announced he's stepping down. Hansen, who took over for Chief Leonard Moty in November of 2008, will remain on the job until Dec. 3 to help ease the transition to a new chief. He leaves with 27 years of service with Redding Police Department a
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Photo Description and Features cb1364 NORMAL SALE! LOCATION (check), VIEWS (check), PRICE (check) and GREAT
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For my nifty new glittery sunglasses!
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Emergency personnel are responding to a report of a man hit by a train at Aloha Street near Willow Street in Red Bluff. No further information was immediately available
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By coincidence I had a meeting with Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko and Redding Police Chief Peter Hansen this morning, just a few minutes after Hansen officially confirmed that he intends to leave his job at the end of the...
YREKA - A Siskiyou County jail inmate is on life support at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding today after he apparently tried to commit suicide on Sunday afternoon.
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After 27 years with the Redding Police Department and over 30 years in law enforcement, Redding Police Department Chief Peter Hansen has decided to retire. "The proudest moment of my professional career was when I was chosen to lead this organization as Chief of Police. I firmly believe, and have always believed, the most
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Did it make postage stamps? Did it "stamp" grapes for making wine? Uh uh. Stamp mills were used by the early goldminers to crush rock in order to more easily get to the gold. A good producing gold mine could...
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It had been sometime since I had visited the Monastery at Vina, and who do I see working in the vineyards? Brother Raphael. When he caught a glimpse of me, he dropped everything and ran toward me a gave me the bi
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Scheduled for tonight's meeting of the Redding Tea Party Patriots: a biodiesel demo. I wonder if the demonstrators will be the hippies who live in a purple bus whom I've met up in Mount Shasta? Or add some biodiesel propaganda...
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HAPPY CAMP — The search was put on hold today for an 84-year-old Oregon pilot who is presumed dead after his single-engine airplane went down Saturday in steep and rugged terrain near here.
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Many homeowners are not aware of a loophole that allows banks to pursue certain borrowers for any cash loss they suffer as a result of a short sale or foreclosure. The existing law, which was passed in the 1930’s, protects homeowners from deficiency liability if the loan was used to purchase the home. The problem
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Is it $19.1 billion? Or some other number altogether? Cal-Tax (starting on Page 2 of its newsletter) looks under the hood of the state budget and isn't at all sure: [T]he estimate is based on the usual budget math of...
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SACRAMENTO — An ex-U.S. Postal Service worker from Redding who was indicted in April by a federal grand jury on 21 criminal counts pleaded guilty today to stealing prescription drugs from the mail, a spokeswoman with the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
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Below are the archived Record Searchlight stories on the 1986 unsolved murder of 17-year-old Washington girl Tina Stensaa.
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Massive pieces for Hatchet Ridge’s 44 wind turbines started their move along some of the north state’s highways this morning to the project site near Burney.
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City Attorney John Kenny's skeptical take on the proposed Mount Shasta water ordinance says it raises some interesting issues: The ordinance probably could be more properly entitled the "cession ordinance." The drafters intend to establish the City of Mt. Shasta...
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Two Red Bluff men were arrested Sunday after they allegedly robbed two people at knifepoint, police reported today.
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If you listen to Democrats in the Legislature, California's problem is that there's not enough money to cover all the bills but that Republicans just won't agree to tax increases -- not counting last year's. But one way around the...
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How is it that in a representitive republic where the people are supposed to decide who represents them, a Judge can be assigned unilaterally to such an important post as presiding judge over family court.Judge Halpin is retired and virtually immune from being held accountable for his actions, this is the formula for
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In the big build up to half a dozen the latest is a donut with cherry icing and no sprinkles. The color was is pretty and powerful that it deserves to stand by itself. That and the fact that not many bead sprinkles show up well on this intense field. I love this donut. Yes, I [...]
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A World War I veteran whose remains have gone unclaimed since 1928 is finally being laid to rest today in northern Missouri, the executive director of the Redding-based Missing In America Project said today.
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That's the Woodland Daily Democrat, saying Rep. Wally Herger's time has passed: In the 2nd Congressional District, we support Stiglich, 56, a resident of Cottonwood, who is a retired colonel of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1980 to 2006....
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RED BLUFF — A Sacramento man is in Tehama County jail today after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on a Greyhound bus while traveling on Highway 99E between Chico and Red Bluff, sheriff’s officials said today.
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Redding Police Chief Peter Hansen has confirmed news reports he will retire by the end of this year.
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The 48-year-old man killed Saturday in three-vehicle crash on Highway 299 west of Sugar Pine Camp Road was identified today as being Ray Hultman of Burney, a spokeswoman with the Shasta County coroner’s office said.
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A 29-year-old Shasta County man was arrested Sunday after sheriff’s deputies discovered a possible methamphetamine lab, officials with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said today.
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From the Chronicle: Fossils of small mammals excavated around a Shasta County cave tell a remarkable story of animal diversity and its loss when the Earth warmed abruptly after the last major Ice Age ended some 12,700 years ago. The...
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Partly sunny skies and breezy winds are in Redding’s weather forecast today, but showers — or at least the threat of them — should fill the rest of the work week, according to officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. Today’s high temperature should be near 69 degrees, accompanied by 5 to 8 mph win
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Thanks to all who came to The presentation of "Family Court Crisis: Our Children at Risk," We know it took courage to show up there, and we can not blame those who did not, hopefully they will find their comfort zone and be able to join this worthy cause and fight soon, unfortunately and justifyably so, many are afraid
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Just some spontaneous writing, for the prompt site, OneWord.They sat on the roof, an old quilt spread across asphalt shingles, and he had hauled up a backpack filled with a liter of Kool-Aid in a hard plastic bottle and some cheeses and crackers. Despite his care in packing, the
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What: Art in the City - Summer Reception When: May 27, 5 to 7 p.m. Where: City Hall & Redding Library Prepare for an evening that will be a sensory treat - fragrant floral displays, sweet sounds of music and eye-grabbing artwork - during…
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What: California Women Lead Brown Bag Lunch with Kim Niemer When: May 27, 12 to 1 p.m. Where: Redding Library Community Room “A” Guest: Kim Niemer, Director, Redding Community Services Department Learn about our community through networking and meeting women leaders. &#
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My name is Cathy Darling, and currently I am your County Clerk, elected in 2006. I am writing to ask for your support and the gift of your vote on June 8th. I was appointed Shasta County Clerk/Registrar of Voters on September 7, 2004. Before that I served as the Assistant County Clerk/Registrar of Voters in the last fifte
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I’ve been to Europe twice; the first time for an Italian honeymoon, the second time for a 10-year-anniversary that coincided with my son’s wedding to his bride in the Czech Republic. Those trips
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The salmon fishery on the Lower Sac was a recreational fishery, but it wasn’t just about recreation: It was about jobs. And jobs are a deadly serious issue in the north state.
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Lieutenant governor is a political job with little power, but this year’s election for it could throw a powerful spotlight on the priorities of Republican voters.
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A government-backed guaranteed loan program, buoyed by federal stimulus funds, has helped some businesses prosper and grow in Shasta County.
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Searchers found an aircraft engine and personal items Sunday but didn’t find the pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed Saturday near Happy Camp in Siskiyou County.
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While there is only one R.S.V.P, there were plenty of others who stood out with big seasons on the court.
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Local wrestlers Terry Matthews and Hunter Wallace qualified over the weekend to go to the national championships in North Dakota.
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North state in brief: May 24, 2010
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The evidence just keeps piling up, attesting to the fact that Kimmy Micheletti is a great basketball player. Now she’s starting to believe it.
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Mount Shasta officials are considering whether to outlaw water bottling plants in the city and cloud seeding over its watersheds.
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Permit or not, Donna Will said the stage for a Memorial Day weekend marijuana festival will go up today.
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Today in History: May 24, 2010
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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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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News.
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North state in brief: May 7, 2010
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Robert Tyrrel was a forester, fisherman, golfer and grower of great tomatoes. The former Shasta-Trinity National Forest supervisor died Wednesday of respiratory failure at his Redding home. He was 76.
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Cole Phillips certainly has plans for his birdhouse.
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If you can't remember the last time something happened, it was probably a really long time ago.
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For the second time this season, the Foothill High baseball team no-hit the Enterprise Hornets, winning 11-0 Thursday in five innings.
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Bet you weren't thinking you'd be reading about Paradise and Enterprise drama in the early stages of May. Here I am, though, with yet another chapter in a saga that just keeps sliding deeper into bizarro-land.
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SHASTA LAKE — The ball came off Andy Pustejovsky’s bat like a missile and had a clear path into left field.
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Screaming from the pit of Mordor ”Impending Doom” emerges from the shadows with entropic, and chaotic melodies shoving a wall of melodic anarchy down your throat with “Nailed.Dead.Risen” their first offering to the Metal gods. This bad boy kills the elderly right in their tracks with jaw dropping
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A developer has threatened to sue the city of Redding if officials do not commit to reimbursing roughly $1 million for an engineering report on Oasis Road interchange construction.
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A suspicious package that drew the bomb squad to Grange Street in south Redding on Thursday afternoon turned out to be a weather tracking device and not an explosive.
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Though the three contenders who want to represent Shasta County’s District 5 on the Board of Supervisors are trying to capitalize on their differences, they seem to embrace similar goals.
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Getting mom an umbrella for Mother’s Day won’t be a bad idea.
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Jerry Benito's campaign manager writes to ask that I pull a link to an anti-Benito YouTube video, posted Wednesday. She -- surely channeling some lawyer, perhaps even the one she wors for -- argues that it violates the Political Reform...
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For the milk and cookies! <3
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Andrew Baxter, a 6-foot-5 senior center for Redding Christian, officially signed with Simpson University to play men’s basketball under his former prep coach on Thursday.
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Redding police made two arrests, one Wednesday and one today, as they continued to investigate an early Monday evening beating of two men in south Redding.
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Call me crazy but I love this alley. I seems like something from the 40s. Something suburban built on a smaller scale, simple, affordable rent. Nice stairs where you can sit and dream. California is looking so good this month. Nature is busting out all over. I found some lovely roses growing near The Attic [...]
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A suspicious package that drew the bomb squad to Grange Street in South Redding turned out to be a weather tracking device and not an explosive.
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What: ACLU Holding ‘Know Your Rights’ Training for LGBTQ Youth When: May 12, 5:30 p.m. Where: Planned Parenthood Offices 2935 Bechelli Lane, Redding Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth - know your rights: You have a right to be yourself. The
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From Press Release: Jones Valley Resort, a member of houseboats.com, announces a vacation giveaway to one needy family. Jones Valley Resort is giving away one 7-night luxury houseboat vacation valued at $16,000 aboard the 65-foot Titan, the largest houseboa
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What: Ira Walker Live at the Red Bluff Art Gallery When: May 7 Where: Red Bluff Art Gallery 601 Walnut Street, Red Bluff Live music by the recent nominee for a Grammy as producer and singer/songwriter, Ira Walker. Check out his unique styl
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Red Bluff Round-Up, pre-rodeo warm-up, April 16, 2010. Photographer Paul Heath was born in West Lafayette, Ind., and moved to Redding in 1988. He likes photography, crowds and going places to meet new people. He is married and has two grown…
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Failure to Protect: The Crisis in America’s Family Courtsby Cara TabachnickThursday, May 6th, 2010 2:00 amhttp://thecrimereport.org/2010/05/06/failure-to-protect-the-crisis-in-america%E2%80%99s-family-courts/When a mother’s bitter custody battle ends with the death of her
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BURNEY — The power is being turned off here Friday night and early Saturday so Pacific Gas and Electricity Co. workers can safely connect a newly rebuilt 60,000-volt power line that serves the area.
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The first Pine Grove was established alongside Nobles Emigrant Trail 2.5 miles west of Shingletown. The first settler was Robert Meyers. Sometime prior to 1855, Meyers and a partner built the Meyers and Donaldson Hotel which became a popular stopping...
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A 30-year-old Orland woman allegedly was drunk when her car spun out of control and crashed last night, killing her mother who was riding as a passenger.
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Lacking, legally, the ability to raise much money to fight Prop. 16, the municipal utilities that are its target had gone to court trying to get it pulled off the ballot, arguing that it was a deceptive measure. No dice,...
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Alas, it's not in the Record Searchlight. It's in the new, spring edition of the Hot Air Quarterly, which features a stunning cover shot by photographer Brian Lanker. There's a reception Saturday, as part of ArtHop. Sounds like a good...
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Chrysalis Charter School in Palo Cedro was placed on lockdown as a precaution this morning as Shasta County sheriff's deputies investigated a report of gun fire nearby.
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The district attorney's campaign touts some new official support: The Committee to Re-elect District Attorney Jerry Benito announces the endorsement of key local law enforcement and public safety officers. The Redding Peace Officers Association (RPOA), the Anderson Peace Officers Association...
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1. Redding Rodeo 2010 Wednesday through May 15 at Redding Rodeo Grounds, 715 Auditorium Drive, Redding. Wednesday's events include 10 a.m. barrel racing, 5 p.m. chili and beans cook-off, 6 p.m. shoot out contest, 8 p.m. street dance. May 13 to 15 - Rodeo begins at 7:15 p.m. Events also include a pancake breakfast
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A man was arrested on suspicion of breaking into a Pacific Gas and Electric facility in Round Mountain Wednesday night to steal copper wires.
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While in Seattle, artist Sam Jackson developed his own style of non-representational painting, mixing geometry, proportions, color psychology and aesthetics. He describes his own painting as "extreme free style – like an interpretive dance" and feels that each painting is a "bookmark" of light and reflection, without form
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Claudia Licata and Alan McAllister, owners of Leatherby's Family Creamery for the past year and a half, like having a business in downtown Redding. "We love it down here – the people, the businesses, the art, music and culture," says Licata, a native of Brooklyn who grew up in the Bay Area. "It's really cool down here."
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From Tom Stienstra's outdoors column in the Chron, a curtain-raiser on camping season. "The crown jewel is Shasta, 97 percent full, 4 feet from cresting, and the sight of it has rejuvenated the entire north state." Amen to that, Tom....
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Don’t call it the bar – it’s “the patio.” Sounds about right. That part of Mary’s Pizza Shack is light and airy with a front porch feel reminiscent of the company’s humble Sonoma County origins 50 years ago.
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"Kerwin said the economy is so weak that family members outside the U.S. have been sending money to relatives here, instead of the other way around." Talk about getting kicked in the shins. We've been hearing a lot of talk...
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With courage, heart and brains, 10 north state girls will join a national touring company to present "The Wizard of Oz" at the Redding Convention Center on Monday.
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We have been continually surprised by the decline in prices in the Palo Cedro area. Not very many years ago, it was among the hottest area for home sales, with country properties fetching well above average home prices throughout the equestrian themed area. Tha
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Redding police arrested two people last night on drug allegations after conducting a traffic stop at the intersection of Waldon Street and California Street.
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Returning from Chico, we came across the grisly aftermath of a horrific highway accident on Highway 99. All that remained was the cleanup crew dealing with the wreckage of a fuel truck. We learned later that a very young woman had attempted to pass some vehicles on this dangerous stretch. The driver of the fuel truck [...]
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Redding's sunny spring skies will stick around another couple days before weekend clouds roll in. Today's high is expected to reach 74 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, with a northern wind gusting up to 20 miles per hour.
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On 6-8-10, expect voting time again! And we want to hear from all Shasta County Primary Election candidates - both opposed and unopposed. Where are our manners? Allow us to extend a proper invitation.
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Photo by Chris Nelson Tonight, I took myself out on a theatre date alone, something I have not done in a very long time, and I’m so glad I di
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The Redding City Council has chosen precisely the right target in aiming to prune the out-of-control expense of city workers’ pensions, whose terms run the gamut from generous to lavish. But the council — or a slim majority comprising Rick Bosetti, Patrick Jones and Missy McArthur — is choosing precisely t
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The Knights are picking a great time to be playing well.
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The past two years have gone by in a hurry in Brooke Downs' eyes.
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For the third straight year, the Central Valley High baseball team has clinched at least a share of the Northern Athletic League pennant.
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After we hit 40, many of us begin to worry about our aging brains. Will we spend our middle years searching for car keys and forgetting names? The new book “The Secret Life
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An 18-year-old Tehama County woman was killed on Highway 99 Wednesday morning when her car ran head-on into a tanker truck filled with 8,300 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel near the Butte-Tehama county lines.
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About 210 California Department of Transportation employees are moving across town to an empty downtown Redding office building that at one time was considered a potential site for a new city police station.
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In a sign of continued instability in the area’s construction sector, building activity in Redding dipped in April — one month after the city reached a year-to-date high for dollar valuation.
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The unmistakable buzz of an airplane motor getting louder by the second could be heard Wednesday moving closer over the rolling, oak-covered ranchland near Whitmore.
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North state in brief: May 6, 2010
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Phyllis Kingsford said she hopes the Anderson man who made her false teeth soon will be cleared of charges of illegal dentistry and allowed to work with dentures again.
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Shasta Union High School District teachers will vote today on whether to accept a proposed contract that includes no raises.
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What: Friends of Whiskeytown Annual Fundraiser “Brandy Creek Beach Luau” When: May 8, 5 p.m. Where: Brandy Creek The Friends of Whiskeytown (FOW) is raising funds at its Brandy Creek Beach Luau annual fundraiser to hire college students to build trails. FOW is a non-profit organiz
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Don’t be scared if you find a downed or dead bat, but please don’t pick it up, north state health and wildlife experts say.
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Gunfire that erupted in a Redding neighborhood early Wednesday does not appear to be related to the beating of an 18-year-old Redding man that occurred earlier this week in a different area of the city, police said.
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North state marketplace: May 6, 2010
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Today in History: May 6, 2010
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Firefighters tonight are at the scene of a house on fire in Old Station.
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OLD STATION - Emergency personnel were responding this evening to a solo traffic accident on Highway 44 in which the driver was reported to be trapped inside the vehicle after it went over an embankment.
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The scene at the jam-packed Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant on Cypress earlier this evening, where a Chico-based "nortena" band was playing at the bar....
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Just when we needed it most, Radio Free Oz comes out of its decades-long hiatus on this new-fangled webernet thingy. Yes, the original Wiz, Peter Bergman, and co-host (and Firesign Theatre cohort), David Ossman are back! If you haven’t heard it, well, go ahead and check it out. Podcasts are free on iTunes as well. [..
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Barring a change of course on some kind of union agreement, which last night's angry council meeting hardly makes more likely, word on the street is cuts in the Redding Police Department will leave the force with the staffing it...
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The unmistakable buzz of an airplane motor getting louder by the second could be heard today moving closer over the rolling, oak-covered ranchland near Whitmore.
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From a round-up of blogs published in the Chico paper: From 'Observation Deck' by Josh Cook: Clearly the big issue in the local state Senate race will be whether or not people like cowboy hats. Long a symbol of folksy...
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From the USA Today web site: Scientists have discovered one of the smallest free-living life forms ever, with a genome that looks like a pamphlet compared to a human's encyclopedia, living in a poison-soaked former mine in northern California. And...
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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 co