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June 13th, 2010

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This weekend was treacherous on Mt. Shasta as at least seven climbers had to be rescued for injuries.
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Ben and Myrtle Bakken celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary May 8 at the VFW Hall in Anderson with their friends and family. The couple married April 30, 1945 at the Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Ben is a World War II Navy veteran. The couple moved to Redding in 1952. They have three sons, a numbe
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A Weaverville woman was found dead Saturday night after she reportedly stabbed her boyfriend then stabbed herself.
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Has someone you loved and respected ever done something you consider despicable? If so, how did you deal with it? Did you try to forgive them? Did it permanently change your feelings for them?Submitted By jadeh
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This style of home is more common in Southern California. The Mediterranean influenced bungalo style is more often seen in places like Santa Barbara, or Pasadena. It’s not another cookie cutter, and that makes
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Kathy Foss was laid off from her manufacturing job more than a year ago, but the Anderson resident didn’t lose her health insurance, thanks to a federal subsidy that makes her coverage affordable.
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With the city’s offer of free land at Stillwater Business Park still on the table, an aluminum products firm is being wooed by its current landlord.
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During a quick trip to Grocery Outlet this morning I bought something I’d resisted for weeks — the Eggo Star Trek waffles. They are fittingly odd and on this day irresistable. Captain James T. Kirk, I suppose. You can also eat Scotty’s famous line for breakfast.  These were the last of the waffles. Ice
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It is named for Col. James Freanor who was a war correspondent, printer, reporter, editorial writer, road blazer, a Mexican war veteran, and an Indian fighter. He patrolled eastern Shasta County in 1851 and 1852 with Capt. Henry Judah and...
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Costco on Dana Drive in Redding reopened at 1:30 p.m. today after being closed for more than three hours because of a natural gas leak inside the store, a store official said.
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It will be another hot day in Redding today.
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A 30-year-old Tracy man was arrested on suspicion of carrying a handgun and possessing drugs after police stopped his vehicle in downtown Redding on Saturday night.
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A 19-year-old Shasta Lake man admitted to police Saturday night that he committed a robbery last week outside a Redding liquor store over a drug deal gone bad, Redding police officer Chris Hunt said today.
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I love vegetarians. Most of them are delicious. Some people are vegetarians too, and I have quite a few of them in my practice. I would guess that about 90 percent of the vegetarians I know choose that diet just because they like how it makes them feel. They don’t have a “beef” with those of us who eat
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Californians like to live on the edge — in more ways than one.
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With an Anderson police officer accused of raping a woman in his custody, the issue of sexual assault and news coverage has been coming up often in my conversations with readers.
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In 1987 I was contacted by the People-to-People Citizen Ambassador Program and was invited to go on a trip to China.
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Dear Straight Talk: Our new stepfather's father is prejudiced and constantly uses racial slurs to refer to African-Americans, Latinos and Asians. He also loves telling racially offensive jokes that he (alone) finds hysterically funny. Our parents taught my sister and me not to be prejudiced.
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Velicia Diaz and Thomas Garvin, both of San Francisco, were married April 17, 2010, in a ceremony at The Inn at Mazatlan in Mazatlan, Mexico. The bride is the daughter of Carla Clark and Jim Diaz of Redding. The bride graduated from Shasta High School in 2000. She attended San Francisco State University and graduated in 20
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An Oct. 10 wedding at Shasta Baptist Church is planned by Brianna Duncan of Cottonwood and Raymond Ortiz of Santa Clara. The bride-elect is the daughter of Larry and Sandra Duncan of Cottonwood. Her fiance is the son of Dwight and Lily Switzer of Turloc. The bride-elect and her fiance both attended Golden State Bapti
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A July 17 wedding at the Senior Citizens Hall in Redding is planned by Nichaela Bush and Caulen Hensley, both of Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Daniel and Mary Elliott of Bella Vista. Her fiance is the son of Robert and Dixie Hensley of Whitmore. The bride-elect graduated Foothill High School in 2007. She work
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Redding Electric Utility will host its 10th annual Energy Fair at Turtle Bay on June 19, which also happens to be Solar Day.
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June 19 is the second annual celebration of Solar Day, an event that spotlights the alternative form of providing energy. Solar Day activities scheduled for about two dozen U.S. cities seek to educate consumers about renewable energy programs, rebates and incentives that are available at city, state and federal levels.
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Q. What taxes can come into play when it comes to inheritance? Is life insurance ever taxable?
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Revitalizing the look of our home, with as little money possible, is my passion. Look around any one room in your place. What do you see? Is the area what people would call ordinary? Not very creative? Why not start with that one room and do something different, something off-the-wall.
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A wise man once told Travis and I that the best thing we could do for our kids as parents was to have a healthy marriage. We took that advice and have put it to practice as much as possible over our years of parenting.
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Just getting to last weekend's dedication ceremony for the new F.B. Trail that meanders along the eastern shore of Keswick Reservoir reminded me of why I love my mountain bike. It took almost 15 minutes of serious walking and left me breathing hard. I could have biked the same route in a fraction of the time.
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Babywearing -- carrying an infant or toddler in a cloth sling or carrier -- has been practiced by mothers across the globe for centuries. But, until recently, fashion and ergonomics weren't part of this equation. Enter Belle Baby Carriers in Colorado who, since 2007, has been offering moms and dads stylish, comfortable an
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A June 26 wedding at the Riverview Restaurant & Event Center in Anderson is planned by Alyssa Snow and Darren Gurney, both of Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Duane Snow and Kimberly Snow and Tom Osterday of Weaverville. Her fiance is the son of Jim and Michelle Gurney of Redding.
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To make it from egg to fledgling, bluebirds need hardworking parents, plenty of grubs and a safe nest. A bit of human help is good too. Larry Jordan is looking out for nesting bluebirds in the north state. Jordan regularly monitors 29 nesting boxes as Shasta County coordinator for the California Bluebird Recovery Program.
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June seems to be the kickoff for the summer fishing season. This year, however, runoff on some streams like the Upper Sacramento River, McCloud and some creeks is putting a hold on good flows until later this month or even into July. Meanwhile, the Klamath is runninh perfect with stoneflies swarming as I write these lines.
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Q: Who has the right of way on the offramp from I-5 (going south) to Highway 44? Because of the construction going on, and the new center barrier (north I-5 offramp going to 44), cars can't be seen until the last moment, then they must merge into one lane. I realize it's the see and be seen thing, but traffic sometimes get
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North state in brief: June 13, 2010
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Some thought that conditions were windy in the morning, others didn’t. Some thought the greens were slow, others thought they were “perfect.”
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Some 60 people got a chance to experience the wild and scenic beauty of the Trinity River on Saturday courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.
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When Mike Braden was diagnosed in 2001 with a rare form of lymphoma, he figured his time was short.
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The Redding Diamondbacks knocked in a total of 22 runs in a Saturday doubleheader while shutting out the Red Bluff Junior Bulls in U-17 American Legion action at Redding’s Tiger Field.
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Dear Babe: Because of my employment at the John Daly signature golf course in Corning, I have an abundance of his autographed memorabilia. The items include a Sevillano Links baseball hat, Sevillano Links shirt, 8x10 posters announcing his arrival at the golf course, a photo of us and a Sevillano pin flag.
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Salt Creek Heights — one of the largest subdivisions ever proposed in Redding — goes up for City Council review Tuesday.
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Today in History: June 13, 2010
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About 90 members of Redding’s gay community and their supporters marched downtown Saturday to kick off a day of pride and education.
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Redding is poised to take another step toward becoming California’s first general law city to ask voters to curtail retiree health and pension benefits as a way to permanently cut long-term costs.
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A combined law enforcement agency serving Redding, Shasta Lake and unincorporated Shasta County likely would cost far more to implement than it would save, top officials have concluded after a single meeting.
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Adam Young is a one man band who has a knack for making heavily poppy music, drenched with optimistic gobbledygook.  As cliche as it sounds, at first listen I thought this was Postal Service. I had heard a lot about this band and the curiosity was killing me. Listening to this album is kind of
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When Mike Braden was diagnosed in 2001 with a rare form of lymphoma, he figured his time was short.
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Rangers rescue injured Climbers in Blustering winds on Mt. Shasta this AM
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Erin and I were surprised to find ourselves on the cover of our local newspaper, the Record Searchlight for Friday June 11, 2010. Obviously, we were interviewed and photographed, but had no idea we'd be on the front page
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It’s Saturday, or as I call it this time of year, the day before Breaking Bad. Sunday night is the last episode of the third season. I was literally stunned by the ending of last week’s episode. You think Walt and Jesse can’t get in any deeper but they just keep sinking into risk. I am excited [...]
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The year was 1884, and Dock Kennedy was sent off on a 24 ft. long by four ft. wide pine log on a test run to determine if it was feasible to float heavy lumber all the way from the...
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I guess someone at the University of California has read Politics and the English Language. From the Oakland Tribune: Student fees should be called "tuition," a University of California panel is recommending, marking a possible end to a decades-long refusal...
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The National Weather Service has posted a red flag warning for today as hot and windy conditions are expected.
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Just a reminder that it’s Spectator Appreciation Weekend at the Redding Dragstrip, and admission to the eastside is FREE FREE FREE. Come on out for inexpensive thrills! Tough economy got you down? How does FREE sound? I thought so.
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Today’s FDotD is a modern ranch style of 2487 sq ft in the Rolling Hills subdivision. Rolling Hills is Cottonwood’s ‘other’ gated subdivision. We’re not sure where this site lies in relation to the gates, or whether the gates are functioning. The anticipated build-out t
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With this long-lingering and actually humid (muggy even) spring-into-summer transition we are experiencing (and mostly enjoying), the regional hydrangeas are looking their very best. Perfect time to revisit Daran Goodsell’s hydrangea collection in Chico.
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Voices of Faith — June 12, 2010 Q. Would a world community with law and order — similar to the European Union — be acceptable to your faith community?
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Redding City Councilman Rick Bosetti has been pushing for the better part of a year for a ballot measure to trim costly pension and health care benefits for city employees, provoking outrage among union members who are livid that he and some of his fellow councilors would even consider such a breach of custom as to ask t
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Growing up in Redding in the 1950s and ’60s, I didn’t think much about Iron Mountain. It was just a big gash on a hillside west of town, a sometimes useful landmark.
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Q: The crosswalk near the Rescue Mission on South Market can be a bit confusing sometimes. Where do we stop for which crosswalk, when do we go, and what are those “bullet” looking markings? Thanks.
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First, the Rattlers walked.
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Matt Lewis officially is in the Atlanta Braves organizational chain.
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Sometimes things change in a hurry.
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A fire burned about 3 acres of vegetation just south of Mercy Medical Center in Redding on Friday evening.
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A Mountain Gate grandmother who tripped and fell last year, impaling herself on a wrought iron gate, has sued the company that built it and the store that sold it to her.
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North state marketplace: June 12, 2010
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A 47-year-old Red Bluff woman pleaded no contest Friday morning to charges she stole $6,970 from the north state Red Cross organization.
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Helen Presidio thinks her family probably arrived in Shasta County by train because they didn’t have a car when they moved here from Hilt.
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Q: The crosswalk near the Rescue Mission on South Market can be a bit confusing sometimes. Where do we stop for which crosswalk, when do we go, and what are those “bullet” looking markings? Thanks.
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Today in History: June 12, 2010
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A drive-by shooting on Sunday predicated by a violent assault, a gang-related shooting Wednesday of a woman inside her car and a Thursday night beating and robbery in front of convenience store marked a violent week for Redding.
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A member of the Mountain Gate Community Services District board says she’s not satisfied with the explanations of credit card expenses provided by the district’s interim manager.
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It’s still too soon to say Shasta County’s economy has started to climb from its deepest abyss in generations, but preliminary sales tax figures released Friday suggest local retail’s long, painful slide may have ended.
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The Redding Elks Lodge will hold its annual Flag Day ceremony Sunday, while the Enterprise Lions Club will hold a fundraiser on Monday — Flag Day — to try to collect money for its “Take it to the Top” flag campaign.
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North state in brief: June 12, 2010
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A fire burned about 3 acres of vegetation just south of Mercy Medical Center in Redding this evening.
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Third Annual Girls Club: Women’s Golf for a Cause - Spend the day with the girls, learn to golf and inspire girls to become smart, strong and bold at Sevillano Links at Rolling Hills Casino.
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Shasta County Clerk Cathy Darling informs me that, while the vote totals are not final, with provisional and some partially damaged ballots still to be counted and confirmed, the elections office updated its numbers today. The local results are here....
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Because people cared on a beautiful Saturday and Sunday afternoon, my beloved friend Dakota walked down the trail to his trailer and went home to his pasture mates. I can't thank everyone enough, even strangers who saw a need and jumped right in doing whatever was needed. If anything I hope when you read this story and l
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Reading through the revised zoning ordinance that the city of Anderson is considering for the Vineyards property, I'm struck by the fine quality of the design guidelines -- but also this: On page 20 and 21, there are a number...
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A 47-year-old Red Bluff woman pleaded no contest this morning to charges she stole $6,970 from the north state Red Cross organization.
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Shasta County's unions have pretty well all conceded to reality and agreed to have their members pay the employee's share of their CalPERS pensions. So maybe it's a foregone conclusion that the UPEC Professional Unit will do the same Monday....
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Helen Presidio thinks her family probably arrived in Shasta County by train, since her family didn’t have a car when they moved here from Hilt.
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The first person to guess is the winner. "Lai" guessed the years as 1889 when she was placed on the dome, and 1956 when she was taken off the dome by helicopter and placed on the lawn in front of...
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Potatoes do well in lean soils. Growing your own gives you more choices of flavors and colors.
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Be sure your backyard pool is not only a fun place to be, but a safe place too.
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Safety tips about swimming pool drains
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Gardening classes, lavender festival and farmers markets are planned.
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Henry Cisneros pinned the housing crisis on greedy Wall Street firms, not government policies he championed as HUD Secretary during the Clinton Administration. Exotic instruments were created to collateralize mortgages then packaged and sold around the world by profiteers wishing to take advantage of the housing boom. H
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We don’t have too many condos in Redding, and not all that many pop up as bank owned. Here’s a Ridgecrest Condo REO. This one was built in 1988, and is a 2/2 of about 1119 sq ft. We occasionally get calls for these, and it might pencil out for an investor. One reason is the lack of need of exter
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This weekend is Spectator Appreciation Weekend at the Redding Dragstrip. You can get in FREE for the action on both Saturday an Sunday, June 12 & 13, for seating in the Eastside Bleachers. Qualifying starts at 10 am. Pit Pass and Westside Bleachers admission is
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Anyone offhand know why the San Francisco Board of Supervisors can place ballot measures before the voters to change the terms of employee benefits, and their terms are binding, and it's not even particularly controversial in the very liberal and...
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It was a great trade off! I smoked cigarettes for 30+ years! I started suffering from bouts of chronic joint pain and swelling when I was in my mid to late 20's.  The doctors diagnosed me with early onset Arthritis and slapped me with a barrage of meds which included Steroids, Massiv
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Redding police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Dylan Nathaniel Lane, who is wanted for burglary.
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I received an anonymous comment on the blog this week, it said that Judge Jack Halpin, put another child in the custody of an abuser and wrote in the judgement, and I am paraphrasing, that "he (Halpin) has no say so,  it is up to the mediator".Then why is Halpin there, put the black robe on Van Schooten
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Placer Street at Magnolia Avenue in Redding was partially blocked this morning for a three-vehicle wreck.
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Redding police, paramedics and firefighters were called this morning to a single-vehicle, roll-over wreck at Bodenhamer Boulevard and Churn Creek Road.
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Apparently the first turbine is in place on Hatchet Ridge, completed yesterday afternoon. Yeah, the things are big: Any readers in Burney have a pic of the view from town?...
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A little change today. Instead of a mystery photo, it's a history question. The photo is the Lady of Justice who once stood on the top of a dome on the top of the former Shasta County Courthouse. The...
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Warrants have been issued for two Redding men charging them in a drive-by shooting Sunday in Redding's Enterprise area.
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I don’t know for sure. Maybe they were just visiting, keeping in touch. They seemed pretty friendly. They approached one another slowly not moving too fast. Sort of hanging out. They got closer, checking each other out head to head, face to face. Are you familiar? Do I know you? Are you my kind? The bugs [...]
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If past is prologue, "Mr. Stillwater" will be trying to reel in business park tenants at Dunsmuir's Railroad Days festival. From my "Not Business As Usual" column a year ago: You never know where you're going to run into a...
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The National Weather Service has hoisted a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger created by warm, dry northerly winds expected to blast down the Sacramento Valley today and Saturday. Sustained wind speeds could hit 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph in some spots, according to federal forecasters. Winds will pe
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With temperatures expected to hit the 90s this coming weekend, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Bring it on! If you’ve lived in the Redding or Red Bluff areas for any length of time, then you’ve heard the same anecdote…
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Bidwell Mansion, a 26-room Victorian house sporting pink-tinted plaster, nestles in a small park next to Chico State University’s new Gateway Science Museum. The manor-turned-museum built in 1868 s
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It's Friday and that's reason enough to celebrate. I'm giving away two Still Marri
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Three Redding men bought alcohol for underage decoys Thursday night, resulting in the men's arrest on suspicion of furnishing alcohol to a minor.
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A 22-year-old Redding man was hit in the face with a metal pipe and robbed of cash Thursday night in the Lake Liquor parking lot.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Go to www.wonews.com or subscribe at wonsubs.com. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES SACRAMENTO RIVER, Red Bluff — The red hot shad fishing slowed for much of the week with the goofy weather and yo-yoing flows, but turned back on over the weekend. Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide
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Guitar workshop starts Tuesday Local guitar builder Jason Schroeder will demonstrate how to build a custom electric guitar during a six- to eight-week workshop. Cost to attend is $20 per class, and a meal will be provided. Space is limited to 20 people. Classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday starting June 15. F
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In 1910: According to reports of railroad officials, more freight was received at Kennett than any town on the line north of Sacramento to Portland. The enormous quantity of freight received at Kennett was seen as proof of the growth and prosperity of Kennett and the surrounding mineral belt. In 1960: Someone had stolen the
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Police say woman lied about attack A 25-year-old Redding woman could be charged with filing a false police report after allegedly lying to police Tuesday when she reported she had been attacked near Redding’s Sundial Bridge. Stephanie Eastman allegedly told officers that she was parked in her car at about 11:24 p.m. in th
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Redding police have issued a $500,000 arrest warrant charging a 21-year-old Redding man with shooting a woman Wednesday inside an SUV on East Cypress Avenue.
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Redding-area gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders will celebrate Gay Pride Day on Saturday with their straight friends and families.
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Spectator Appreciation Weekend will feature free admission to the eastside bleachers at the Redding Dragstrip on Saturday and Sunday.
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The economy may have affected the depth of the field for the 2010 Redding Pro-Am, but it hasn’t lessened the quality of the pros.
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A second woman has come forward alleging that she was the victim of inappropriate sexual conduct by a 25-year-old Anderson police officer who’s accused of raping a woman outside his patrol car.
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Keeping close watch on the Turtle Bay bald eaglets using the webcam suspended from a branch over the birds’ nest, biologists on contract with the state grab the spotting scope and hit the trail if the young birds go out of view too long.
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Here’s some advice for those attending their first crawdad fest Father’s Day weekend, courtesy of a veteran: Bring a little folding chair, don’t eat beforehand, and don’t be afraid to get up and dance.
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The number of Shasta County homes in foreclosure continued to increase in May, marking the third straight month the number of filings has gone up.
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Tehama County has been hit with a lawsuit challenging an ordinance that regulates cultivation and possession of medical marijuana.
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Redding police tonight are searching for two people who robbed a man outside Lake Liquor at 1345 Lake Boulevard.
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Police made five arrests this afternoon after breaking up a fight that involved up to a dozen people at Freebridge Street and Smile Place in Redding.
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Vintage trains from the Union Pacific Railroad and the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola will roll into the Dunsmuir rail yards as part of its annual Railroad Days celebration today through Sunday.
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Wilhelm Ludwig's base of operations for his toll bridge, stopping place, hotel, saloon, blacksmith shop, and stables were on the north side of Cottonwood Creek at the point where Hooker Creek flowed into Cottonwood Creek on its south side.
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This weekend, The Diamonds will revisit the 1950s and ’60s in a concert to benefit The Secret Witness of Shasta County in two concerts at the Cascade Theatre.
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Californians will be asked to do just that in November, as an initiative has qualified for the ballot that would tack an additional $18 fee onto car registration but in exchange give anyone driving a vehicle with California plates free...
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A Tehama County infant has been hospitalized with pertussis, also known as whooping cough.
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A 25-year-old Redding woman could be charged with filing a false police report after allegedly lying to police Tuesday that she was attacked by Redding’s Sundial Bridge.
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Redding police have issued a $500,000 arrest warrant charging a 21-year-old Redding man with shooting a woman Wednesday inside an SUV on Cypress Avenue.
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Remember the lawsuit against the Shasta Union High School District over its drug-testing policy? A little over year ago, Shasta County Judge Monica Marlow put an injunction on the random testing of kids involved in extracurricular activities such as band...
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A second woman has come forward alleging that she was the victim of inappropriate sexual conduct by a 25-year-old Anderson police officer Bryan Benson, who’s accused of raping a woman outside his patrol car.
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Jim Reed, the Democrat who is running for Congress against Rep. Wally Herger (and whom Shasta County residents might remember from his two recent attempts to run for judge), launched his general-election campaign yesterday with a press conference in downtown...
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If Steve Carlton and his supporters think seven months is a long time to wait for a transition, they might talk to Shasta County Supervisor Glenn Hawes. In 1996, Hawes ran against and beat incumbent Supervisor Francie Sullivan in the...
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It's inspiring to hear Dave Gonzalez's enthusiasm for his new album, "Love On the Dial," with the Stone River Boys. Over the last three decades, the legendary roots/rock guitarist has played thousands of gigs all over the world with his bands -- the Paladins and the Hacienda Brothers. And yet his excitement for music couldn
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We are off to climb the huge mountain tomorrow. 4 of my brothers and our sons will climb half dome early Saturday morning (12 hours of hiking, 17 miles, 5000 foot ascension) while the girls of the clan
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Asks Denver Post columnist David Harsanyi, certainly no Helen fan: True, I find some comfort in knowing that this unprofessional crackpot never will haunt a president, common sense, or the public again. But I wince at the rapidity of her...
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Mt. Shasta's largest annual event will begin in downtown Mt. Shasta on Friday, July 2nd with a variety of live music by accomplished local musicians and bands, vendors and sidewalk sales from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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As you deploy to Afghanistan, we will pray and count the days till you return home safe
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1. Dunsmuir Railroad Days Friday through Sunday at the Dunsmuir Amtrak Train Station, 5750 Sacramento Ave. "Meet the Trains" and live music from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday; food and craft vendors, parade, live music and train exhibits and a Little Mr. and Miss Engineer contest 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; food and craft vendo
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While perusing the Boggs Collection at the Redding Library, historian and genealogist friend Marilyn Rountree found a gem of a Shasta County resource. It is a collection of copied miscellaneous newspaper stories during the years 1882 through 1887. According to...
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After years in the city and a growing frustration with human disconnection from nature, artist Elliott Rogers quit his job of nine years. He got rid of almost all of his possessions, packed his cat in his Jeep and drove until he arrived in Hayfork. After six months in a tent on 100 acres of wilderness renewing his energies,
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If you're heading to or from the coast this summer or exploring the wilds of Trinity County, consider stopping at Mamma Llama's in Weaverville – a great place for a coffee drink, breakfast or a specialty sandwich.
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At the entrance to the town of Fall River Mills, as one drives in from the stunning vistas of Highway 299 East, is a down-home pub with a funky, mellow vibe that makes it worth getting out of the car for awhile and pondering all that is good in the world over a cold pint of Anchor Steam Ale.
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The mirror is one of the cheapest one could find. It came along after it’s previous owner could no longer use it. It’s nice to be able to see a full length view of one’sself sometimes. Maybe not today. Please disregard these dumpy clothes, my work/photog/gardening casual attire, I’m doing a little
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• Wine at the Fair • Taste Wines at Restaurants • Celebrate Lavender and Sip Some Wine • Celebrate Summer
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Members of the Redding funk band Papa Fez are so excited about playing in this year’s MarketFest, they’re practically jumping up and down. Considering all six members are more than 6 feet tall, that’s a lot of jumping.
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Tehama County Interagency Druge Enforcement Task Force agents on Wednesday arrested four in Corning on suspicion of drug possession and sales, according to a press statement.
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Homes along the Sacramento River are the Redding equivalent to beachfront coastal property. That’s why finding bank owned properties along the river is quite rare. This one was once listed in our MLS for $799K just a couple of years ago. We note that the current listin
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“Act as though it were impossible to fail. A positive attitude helps bridge the gap between ability and aspiration.” Shasta Lake School principal Helen Herd quotes Emerson at the Shasta Lake School website. Longtime residents may remember this school as Deer Cr
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We gathered a few of our agents together for this group shot at the Sundial Bridge. I don't know how many, but you can see we are a big bunch. We network to help buyers and sellers connect. There
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The gusty northwest winds whipping the northern Sacramento Valley this morning will likely continue blowing through today and could be even stronger Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Afternoon temperatures today should peak around 77 degrees across the valley floor under partly cloudy skies. Wind
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Long ago, when Femme de Joie was a young and innocent child at Shasta College, an older-but-wiser man said to her, “Man, the burgers at Damburger are just like the burgers they had back in the ’30s. They’re salty and greasy…
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The California Commission on the Status of Women is holding a series of public hearings to provide a forum for Californians to voice their opinions about the real problems faced by women and girls every day. Information obtained from the hearings will assist in the Commission's ongoing work to achieve equal opportunities fo
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Get Outta Town is your guide to weekend events in 11 State of Jefferson counties. Experience some of the events that the North State has to offer. This week’s A News Cafe “Get Outta Town” highlight is Dunsmuir Railroad Days.
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Facebook?  Facebook!  Facebook …  I’m a Baby Boomer reviewing this astounding social media networking site boasting 400 million members and growing daily. Do you realize the membership of Facebook exceeds the current population of the U.S. by over 30 p
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Tehama County Sheriff Clay Parker has a couple of theories on why he lost his post in Tuesday’s election to one of his detectives, Dave Hencratt.
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An Anderson police officer accused of raping a woman he was taking to the Shasta County jail pleaded not guilty Wednesday.
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Today in History: June 10, 2010
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North state in brief: June 10, 2010
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North state marketplace: June 10, 2010
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Boston Red Sox draftee Dallas Chadwick is expected to start for the Redding Colt .45s in today’s 7:30 p.m. game against the Sonoma County Seals at Tiger Field.
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Sometimes, an early setback can be a good thing.
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Win-River Casino switched from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to Redding Electric Utility power Monday, a day before state voters defeated Proposition 16.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s admittedly fluid plans for a hotel on its campus have morphed again.
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Downtown Redding is getting another restaurant.
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Dispatchers announced a “be-on-the-lookout” bulletin Wednesday afternoon for a 20-year-old man named Dylan Lane who police want to question about a shooting Wednesday morning in east Redding.
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Voters in Trinity and Siskiyou counties will have to wait until November before they have a new sheriff.
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Though they sided with his opponent, Steve Carlton said he has nothing against the prosecutors who’ll be his employees in January when he takes over as Shasta County district attorney.
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What: Young Artists Exhibit at Redding Rancheria When: June 15, 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Redding Rancheria Community Room For more information contact
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The Fresno Bee reports that the San Joaquin Valley's Mike Villines, a prominent termed-out assemblyman who was running for insurance commissioner, lost in the Republican primary to someone named Brian FitzGerald, "a little-known state Department of Insurance employee who barely...
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Does anyone recall the last time an incumbent county official lost a re-election bid in June? The term continues through the end of the year, so Jerry Benito will have a full seven months in office if he chooses, to...
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s admittedly fluid plans for a hotel on its campus have morphed again.
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An Anderson police officer accused of raping a woman he was taking to the Shasta County jail pleaded not guilty today.
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Traffic on southbound Interstate 5 six miles south of the Shasta-Tehama county line is returning to normal this afternoon.
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Firefighters are responding to a grass fire on Cloverdale Road in the area of Placer Road this afternoon.
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With gunshots ringing out in east Redding over the past few days is it too late for the city council to ask Kurt Starman to come up with other cuts at city hall that would spare those four police officers...
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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is hiring firefighters and preparing fire engines to meet what it says in an increased risk of fire danger this summer.
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Ran into Hizzoner this morning at KCNR. Thought he was in the studio to respond to Leonard Moty's piece in the paper this morning. Nope, he hadn't seen it. Instead, he was there to promote his Flag Day walk across...
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Dispatchers announced a "be-on-the-lookout" bulletin this afternoon for a 20-year-old man named "Dylan Lane" who police want to question about a shooting this morning in East Redding.
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Not its customers, if you can draw a conclusion from this set of maps. Maybe the company could have found a better use for its $40 million....
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The following information is taken from a report titled "Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission for 1896" published in 1897 by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. It is packed full of amazing information, including this: "...The year...
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Trinity County Marshal Bruce Haney and Trinity County District attorney's investigator Dave Cox will compete in a run-off election in November after nearly tying Tuesday night in the race for Trinity County Sheriff.
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Sen. Sam Aanestad -- who won the northern counties he represents but not much else around the state -- knows how to concede gracefully. From his statement last night: I want to offer my congratulations and support to our Republican...
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A construction site south of Red Bluff was broken into sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, and thousands of dollars of equipment was stolen and damaged between Sunday night and Monday morning, according to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office.
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For the last week or so we have seen a heavy dusting of moths here in our Hidden Hive on Hamilton Street. It seems, and I could be completely wrong, that they hang out in, under or very near the car which we park in the covered side porch adjacent to the house. They are kind [...]
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Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, was leading challenger Col. Pete Stiglich in early returns Tuesday night in the Republican primary for the 2nd District Congressional seat.
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Shasta County Assistant DA Robert Maloney may defeat 19-year incumbent Glenn County DA Robert Holzapfel. From the Orland paper: Early returns indicated District Attorney Robert Holzapfel may be in danger of losing his seat after 19 years in office. Challenger...
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A woman reported to police Tuesday night that a man attacked her in a parking lot near the Sundial Bridge in Redding.
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The National Weather Service is reporting that there is a 20 percent chance of showers today, with a high near 78. South southwest wind 9 to 12 mph increasing to between 17 and 20 mph, the weather service says.
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Highway 299 east of Redding is open again in both directions. A truck hauling a giant windmill blade to the Hatchet Ridge wind electricity generation project partially went off the road, blocking Highway 299 in both directions, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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The first step towards cleaning up the "good ole boys club" type corruption in our local politics is complete, now it's time to focus on that court house.Here we come 1500 Court Street.
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In a contentious Shasta County District Attorney’s race that featured plenty of verbal haymakers thrown by the candidates and their supporters, area voters have spoken for change as Steve Carlton defeated incumbent Jerry Benito. Carlton collected 58.33 percent of the votes…
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Supporters came out Tuesday, Election Night, to support both candidates for Shasta County District Attorney. Those in Steve Carlton’s camp gathered at the Holiday Inn on Hilltop Drive. Jerry Benito̵
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Welcome to the morning after. In the news business, as in the politics business, there is nothing quite as deflating (or deflated, maybe) as the day after an election. The excitement and pressure build for weeks, and election day itself is…
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Jon Lopey, a retired assistant chief with the California Highway Patrol, faces a run-off election beating out three other veteran lawmen Tuesday night for the Siskiyou County sheriff post.
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Random thoughts on the passing scene:
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Dear Lynne: Anchovy potato salad is what we want to try. We love anchovies on and in nearly everything, and potatoes seem like a natural. The challenge is that our favorite potato-salad recipe has Miracle Whip. Need I say more? Can you help? -- Anchovy Addict from Des Moines Dear Addict: Anchovies with Miracle Wh
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I am deeply concerned about the dismantling of the Redding Police Department and the effect it will have on our entire community.
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Patty Jeantet is the go-to-person in her family when it comes to cooking for any family event, be it a wedding or an annual cow branding barbecue. A surplus of vegetables from her garden last year, a vegetarian daughter and a diabetic friend inspired her to create her Garden Fresh Noodle-less Lasagna, which won the Record
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A planned community radio station that's been in the works for more than two years will take a significant step forward when its antenna is installed on Hatchet Mountain in the next month.
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In 1910: H.O. Cummins, Redding's car dealer, planned to hold a three-day auto show where he would exhibit and demonstrate 15 cars of all sizes, colors and prices.
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Red Bluff police arrested a 16-year-old boy Monday on suspicion he raped a 17-year-old girl while the two were sitting in a car Sunday evening on Highway 36 near Monroe Avenue. The alleged victim knew the alleged attacker, according to a Red Bluff Police Department press statement. The boy was booked into Tehama County Ju
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The north state wine country will be showcased once again at the Shasta District Fair in Anderson this year. "A Taste of Northern California Wines" will be presented by the Shasta Cascade Viticulture Association.
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An Anderson police officer is accused of raping a woman he was supposed to be driving to the Shasta County jail after she was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
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The Shasta County Office of Education is closing down preschool and child care services to about 155 low-income children and their families, officials said Tuesday.
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The early returns of mail votes are by no means official, but it's striking to see how well "Col. Pete" Stiglich -- with no money and no organization to speak of -- did against Herger, at least in Shasta County....
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113 of 113 precincts reporting. Registered voters: 95,279; Ballots cast 36,483; Voter turnout 38.28 percent. Results are as follows: Shasta County District Atto
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RED BLUFF – Early voting results showed Tehama County Sheriff Clay Parker and sheriff’s Detective Dave Hencratt in a close race, with Hencratt leading 3,123 to 2,866, or 52 percent to 47 percent, according to the county Elections Department.
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Incumbent Shasta County Assessor Leslie Morgan was maintaining her 50 percent lead over Redding Realtor Ron Largent with 45 of 113 precincts reporting tonight.
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A 48-year-old woman allegedly was high on prescription drugs when she rammed her pickup into another woman's car this afternoon in Anderson.
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Connie Regnell is leading challenger Randal Faulkner with about 57 percent of the vote in the Shasta County auditor/controller race.
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It's not exactly the friendliest invitation to a meeting, but Shasta County is trying one more time, after last week's disaster, to set up a tete-a-tete between the Shasta-Trinity National Forest's Sharon Heywood and the Board of Supervisors. Read all...
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County Clerk Cathy Darling has held a commanding lead over her lone challenger with nearly half the precincts reporting.
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Doug LaMalfa appeared to have a comfortable lead against rival Rick Keene Tuesday night in the race for the Republican nomination for the 4th District state Senate seat.
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Incumbent Jim Nielsen has extended an early lead over Charlie Schaupp this evening in the race to be the Republican candidate for the 2nd state Assembly district.
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Shasta County District Attorney candidate Steve Carlton has kept his lead over incumbent Jerry Benito with nearly half of precincts reporting.
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Enterprise product Matthew Lewis was taken in the 10th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Shasta alums Dallas Chadwick and Aaron Westlake were selected in the 18th and 22nd rounds respectively.
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Trinity County sheriff's deputies have requested a California Highway Patrol helicopter to help them find two men in their 70s who might be lost or injured in the Mad River area.
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Redding police on Tuesday found the car used in a drive-by shooting Sunday, and officers released released surveillance photos of two men accused in the attack.
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Voters in Shasta County's District 5 continue to strongly back incumbent Les Baugh over his two challengers with less than half of precincts reporting.
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Red Bluff police arrested a 16-year-old boy Monday on suspicion he raped a 17-year-old girl while the two were sitting in a car Sunday evening on Highway 36 near Monroe Avenue.
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Instead of transporting the woman who’d been arrested by another o
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This ruling probably comes too late to make a difference on Proposition 15, but Arizona created the very model for one of the ballot measures voters are considering today. Now the Supreme Court says it might well be unconstitutional, The...
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The Shasta Gold Diggers 12U Team is holding a fundraiser at Chevy's on June 17.
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Simpson University announced the launch of its much-anticipated four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program. Offered to traditional undergraduate students, the B.S.N. will begin this fall after it was unanimously approved by the Board of Registered Nurses.
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Long-form journalism exploring the "new regionalism." I learned this from the following e-mail: Hi Marc, This is one of those emails that begins "we went to Shasta High School oh-so-many-years-ago". I was a few years younger, so am not sure...
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Jose Chavez of Redding has earned a place in the history books as the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete from the North State to win a World Championship in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
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Interesting results from the Redding Tea Party's mock primary last night: Governor: Meg Whitman Lt. Gov: Sam Aanestad Secretary of State: Damon Dunn Controller: Tony Strickland Attorney General: John Eastman State Board: Barbara Alby US Senate: Chuck DeVore US Rep:...
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Shasta County Westwood Charter school students took a field trip to News Channel 7.
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Shasta County Westwood Charter School students were given a guided tour of the Anderson Water Pollution Control Plant.
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It just so happened that the Vina Trappist Monastery was right on my way as I was driving to visit my brother Mike today, so I stopped by for a quick visit.
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My Saturday's already booked, alas. This sounds like a great excuse to head up to the mountains: Cakes, Pies and Starry skies Saturday, June 12 7 - 9 p.m., Open house and site tour at Hat Creek Radio Observatory 9...
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A player suggested the game be changed a little, and I thought it sounded like a good idea but wanted your opinion to see what you think. Would you like to see the History Mystery Photo Contest changed a little...
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The new critter is a really cute grasshopper The menagerie is located at 22244 Cassel Road in Cassel in the field at the entrance to the Packway Products business. You won't need to look for all the critters because they...
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A 49-year-old Los Molinos man was arrested on suspicion of possessing and transporting methamphetamine following a weekend traffic stop in Gerber.
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Man, o man, the sweet Red Squids are flying out of the DarcyArts shop over at Etsy! The look of  the Giant Red Catnip Squid has been updated a bit — eyelids – and the squid now comes with a little travel-size back up buddy. I love stuffing these guys with organically grown catnip fresh from the [...]
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An Anderson police officer is accused of raping a woman he was supposed to be driving to the Shasta County jail after she was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
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What was your most memorable meal?
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Today is election day for the 2010 primary, with precincts open throughout the north state for those who haven't already voted by mail.
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From AlterNet: After a successful six-year campaign to prevent Nestle Waters from building a bottling plant in nearby McCloud, the town of Mt. Shasta, a mountain hamlet of fewer than 3000 residents in California's far-northern Siskiyou County, is taking up...
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That's the takeway from the Wall St. Journal's story this morning about the state of the California economy, where the economic recover is lagging the rest of the country's (as if anyone needed a reminder). That said, UCLA economist Jerry...
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Today’s FDotD was last listed for $389K. Built in 1984, this 1860 sq ft contemporary is located off Eureka Way on a street with something of a greenbelt view. It belongs to Freddie Mac now, and representing their interests in this sale is foreclosure listing agent Jackie Angu
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The temperature in Redding today is expected to reach 89 degrees under partly cloudy skies.
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What: Dreamweaver Dance Theatre Presents Fame When: June 12, 2 to 4 p.m. Where: Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St., Redding Cost: All Seats $12, (4 and under free w/ ticket) Tickets available
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What: Our Constitution: A Community Discussion When: June 12, 2 to 4 p.m. Where: Redding Library 1100 Parkview, Redding Cost: Free Presented by Shasta Cascade Progressive Democrats, Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG), Shasta Tehama Trinity ACLU, Humanist Society of Reddin
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Traveling from her home in Grants Pass, Ore., to San Francisco and back, Hwa Mei Keller would continually pass though Redding and notice that something was missing. A teppanyaki table at Kobe Seafood and Steakhouse
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RED BLUFF -- The person killed early this morning in a wrong-way accident on Interstate 5 has been identified as a 72-year-old Clearlake man, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.
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Most Californians, all polls show, want to cut the costs of running America’s largest state prison system, where the care and feeding of an average inmate runs to about $47,000 per year. But those same polls also show most Californians want dangerous criminals kept behind bars at least as long as they remain a publ
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A plane will buzz over Shasta County this month in search of swimming pools that, after foreclosures, have turned into mosquito breeding waters.
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In 1910: Eiler’s Music Company, the largest American piano dealer, had recently opened a store in the Swasey Building on Yuba Street in Redding. High-grade pianos cost $276, $328, $337, and $348.
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A new study suggests that what’s swimming in popular north state fishing holes Ruth Lake and Lake Shasta may have among the highest levels of mercury contamination in the state.
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Mary Belkin, deer team leader for Haven Wild Care, said she responds to 35 to 50 calls a year in Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama counties about deer injured by a fence. Ninety-nine percent of the time the deer is killed or too injured to save, she said.
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The Shasta County Coroner has identified the 28-year-old Reno man who died Saturday morning in a solo wreck on Highway 44 as David Delaney.
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The antiques business, owned and operated by Richard Barker and Dolores Rainey, is in Cypress Square at 2457 Athens Ave.
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Redding police reported no significant progress Monday afternoon in identifying the three men suspected in a drive-by shooting Sunday on the east side of town.
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Despite two straight years of revenue growth, the Redding Soccer Park park off Old Oregon Trail is not meeting expectations.
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The former manager of the Shasta County Farm Bureau pleaded not guilty Monday morning to charges she embezzled $78,000 from the nonprofit agricultural advocacy and assistance group.
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Plans have been submitted for a huge quarry operation north of Redding that would produce more rock than is currently processed by the nearly 30 aggregate plants doing business in Shasta County.
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What: Join HawkMan Studios and Vintage Wine Bar to Celebrate “My First Love” Mixed Media Works by Kathleen Evans When: Tuesday, June 8, 6 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant 1790 Market Street, Redding vintagedowntown.com
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That's what Los Angeles journalist Jill Stewart sees developing after the primaries: California is about to see what happens when a not particularly rock-ribbed conservative Republican meets a not very hardcore liberal Democrat....
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Two homes on one lot. 2 Family set-up or…live in one and rent the other! Both have been renovated and are in good shape. Corner house is a 2/1 @ 1100 sqft with newer laminate flooring, covered front porch and a detached
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Here is a list of summer science camps offered at the Schreder Planetarium. All grade levels listed are for the grades students will be entering in the fall.
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Here are a few tips on how to be a good father from "A Little Birdie Told Me (Words of Wisdom from Mr. Randall's 3rd-grade Class): The Ultimate Guide to Babies and Parenthood"
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The laws that prevent California city governments from raising taxes and fees on a whim — and the advocacy groups like the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association that enforce them — have ensured that residents have relatively tight control over their money and how much of it is shared with the tax collectors. Ul
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I confess I'm surprised by this Survey USA poll showing Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado leading the Republican primary for the seat. Isn't he on the outs with Republicans? I know that earlier this year Sam Aanestad's people thought he had...
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I grow physically nauseated thinking about the debt that the federal government is piling up --- debt that I'll be doing my share to pay off for the rest of my productive life, and which my young daughter will inherit....
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Currently the greatest source of misinformation, the Internet or letters to the editor, is somewhat debatable. Clearly the historic winner of that dubious distinction, the rumor mill, is now in a distant third place. So wrote Trinity Public Utility District...
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Reverge Anselmo and Trish Clark were on KCNR radio this morning to blast the RS for last week's front-page story on the "pledge" Anselmo sought from local candidates before he would endorse them or write them a check. Anselmo ignored...
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According to one Redding appraiser who tracks average home prices, prices are slowly ticking upward. The low point since the bubble burst in 2006  was March with 91 home sales with an average sales price of $203,830 or $121.08 per square foot. May saw 99 home sales averaging $214,352 or $124.6 per square foot. It woul
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LETS BEGIN THE REMOVAL OF " YOU SCRATCH MY BACK AND I'LL SCRATCH YOUR'S" POLITICS BY VOTING STEVE CARLTON IN, AND JERRY BENITO OOOOUUUUUTTT!!!
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The Back to School Project has started its annual "Stuff Our Backpacks with Cash" fundraiser. This project assists local disadvantaged school-age children by purchasing them new clothing, shoes and backpacks for the new school year. The project believes that every child should return to school with confidence and a feelin
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The former manager of the Shasta County Farm Bureau pleaded not guilty this morning to charges she embezzled $78,000 from the non-profit agricultural advocacy and assistance group.
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The Shasta County Coroner has identified the 28-year-old Reno man who died Saturday morning in a solo wreck on Highway 44 as David Delaney.
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In Southern California, the city of Bell is considering dissolving its police department and getting service from the neighboring city of Maywood, KPCC reports. And Maywood has its own problems: Maywood has already downsized its department, which recently lost its...
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We recall today’s FDotD when in 2006 it was Redding’s newest 4-plex, and sold for $800K. At the risk of boring lo
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In an exparte hearing on Friday in a family court case where a woman that had been abused by her estranged husband, before and after seperation, Judge Jack Halpin saw fit to ignore all evidence, once again refused to read the file of the abused woman, and gave full custody of the children to the abuser. law&
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The recent warming trend across the northern Sacramento Valley will continue today, when afternoon highs could peak around 87 degrees in Redding, according to the National Weather Service. Skies today will be partly cloudy at times, but expect abundant sunshine. Winds will blow out of the northwest to 8 mph.
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Back when Wes Matthews was a Shasta High School student, he enjoyed meals at Senor Rosas, a popular Mexican restaurant hangout known for its understated ambiance and tasty, inexpensive food. At the time, Seno
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Injured Women After Reform (iWAR), is a statewide group, led by women lawyers and the injured women they represent.  We are working to raise funds and educate both the public and politicians about the current crises in the state’s workers’…
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You don’t smoke it … you don’t inhale it … there’s no secondhand smoke to offend others; it can’t be as bad as cigarettes, right? Wrong! Smokeless tobacco, also known as chewing tobacco or snus, is every bit as dangerous…
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It doesn’t take many pictures of oil-soaked pelicans in the Gulf of Mexico to break my heart. And there’s a feeling that the worst is yet to come for the birds, marine life and people whose livelihoods depend on a…
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What: Peter Gros and Animals Make Special Appearances at Turtle Bay on June 9 When: Wednesday (June 9), 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Where: Turtle Bay Things are about to get wild at Turtle Bay. Peter Gros, co-host of the original Mutual of Omaha’s Wild…
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The UCLA softball team is in the NCAA final for the first time in five years and the Bruins have Foothill High School graduate Samantha Camuso to thank.
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CHICO — The only thing hotter than the summertime weather here Sunday in the eighth annual Bob Busch Classic all-star baseball game was the bats of the North team.
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CHICO — Paige Finley’s big moment Saturday night didn’t come when she scored the North’s only run in the all-star softball game.
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The water wars of California involve the amount of water available for different uses, quality of the water, and environmental issues such as declining salmon populations. Conflicting claims bedevil each issue.
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For many Shasta County voters, Election Day was nearly a month ago, when they received their ballots in the mail, filled them out between paying the DMV bill and double-checking the bank statement, and promptly fulfilled their civic duty.
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North state in brief: June 7, 2010
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Today in History: June 7, 2010
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Police on Sunday night were searching for three suspects in a drive-by shooting in the Enterprise area.
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Employees in Shasta County’s largest union would begin paying part of their pensions this week if the Board of Supervisors approves a proposed two-year contract Tuesday.
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Orderly shrubs compete for soil and sunlight with an exuberance of vetch, Himalayan blackberries, wild oats and other weeds near the bottom of River Park Drive in northwest Redding.
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Ryan Trask took first place in the 2010 Redding Open held Saturday and Sunday at the Gold Hills Golf Club in Redding.
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Sampling the best of Redding’s restaurants was easy Sunday — 18 of them were in the same place at the fourth annual Taste of Redding event at City Hall.
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Presented with a beautiful day and an adventurous daughter, even though Liz and Sean were out of town with the truck, we found a way the tie a kayak on top of the car and off we went to the Lake.
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I'm told this Record-Searchlight newspaper tube has been standing in front of a home in (Old) Shasta for fifty years. Fitting in a way, since the Searchlight can trace its roots all the way back to the Shasta Courier,...
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Police tonight are searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting in the Enterprise area.
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The leader of one of our local tea party groups features prominently in a San Jose Mercury story headlined "In California, tea party starts looking past elections:" "If the Obama administration and this Congress went away tomorrow, there's still a...
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Today’s FDotD was also for sale last year as a bank owned property starting at $209K, and going on for many months. Indications were that it was going to auction, but apparently it didn’t. Here it is liste
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Country property located close to Anderson River Park. Spacious 4 bedroom 2 bath home sits on 1.25 level acres perfect for your animals.  Home is in good shape and has had a new septic system installed recently.
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Weeds are part (have always been part) of gardening – part of life for that matter. But some weeds are bigger than others – and some are far more pernicious than others. For us in California, and the entire Pacific…
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DREAM RETREAT IN THE WOODS! Immaculate 4bd home with dual master bedrooms and 3 full baths surrounded by your own deep green forest. Property comes complete with a newer tractor shed and several other out
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Just over four acres with mountain views and lots of privacy. Quality built home has 2×6 construction and a open floor plan with spacious kitchen and dining area. Energy efficient with insulation upgrades, duct
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I have finished the custom order I’ve been working on since April, or at least the third part of it.  It’s an ongoing operation. The post office will be an oft visited destination as the letter number pillows are shipped off to Pennsylvania. There may be five or six boxes. Whoo hoo. Look what came [...]
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This barn is old! Don't know for sure when it was built, but it was most likely in the mid- 1800s. It was owned by Dr. James Winsell who settled there in 1852. Dr. Winsell was a dentist, a farmer,...
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A herd of 20 cows is no longer wandering on Millville Plains Road this morning at Bascom Road.
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Calm winds and clear skies should push the high temperature in Redding today to close 85 degrees. Clouds are expected to gather tonight, but the low should only drop to 60 over night, according to the National Weather Service. Sunny days are in the forecast through the week and into next weekend, with high temperatures ed
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In 1919, “Pop” Smith leads the Memorial Day Parade with a local band following behind. The Shasta Historical Society library is open to the public and volunteers are available to assist with research.
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Shasta County Supervisor David Kehoe spent nearly all of his adult life working for the U.S. Forest Service and says he “loved every minute of it.” That makes it all the more striking when, barely holding back tears at a Friday morning meeting of the Board of Supervisors, he described recent Shasta-Trinity Na
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A bitter standoff between the Redding City Council and its unions over pension costs has led to a lot of angry speeches but little progress. In stark contrast, Shasta County has quietly won serious concessions from its largest union.
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Primaries are usually the junior varsity of elections. This year, as we’ve planned our pre-primary coverage, fielded letters to the editor, followed the campaign cash and moderated the comments on Redding.com, it hasn’t felt that way. This primary election might just be more exciting than November.
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Implementing the laudable principles of democracy can be a dirty business.
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Eldon and Bertha Williams celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary May 29, 2010, with a private family gathering at the Hells Canyon Resort in Clarkston, Wash. Their four children hosted the celebration. They were married May 25, 1940, in Mount Shasta. After serving in the Air Force, Eldon worked in sawmills, primarily a
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Al and Kay Golden of Palo Cedro celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on May 29, 2010, in Palo Cedro. They were married May 29, 1948, in Philadelphia, Pa. They lived in Tucson, Ariz., for 40 years and moved to Palo Cedro on June 12, 2009.
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A Sept. 4, 2010, wedding in Palo Cedro is planned for Carrie Callaway and Josh Heitsman, both of Shasta Lake. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rix and Denise Callaway of Redding. She is a 1999 graduate of Shasta High School in Redding and a 2003 graduate of University of California at Davis. She is a criminalist for the
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A July 18, 2010, wedding is planned by Kayci Newcomer and Jeff Deneen, both of San Pedro, at the Huntington Beach Equestrian Center in Huntington Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rob and Carla Newcomer of Shasta Lake. She is a 2002 graduate of Central Valley High School. She graduated from Long Beach State Univer
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An April 9, 2011, wedding is planned by Crystal Marks and Adam Hilton, both of Shasta Lake. The bride-elect is the daughter of Carol Marks of Redding and James Marks of Shasta Lake. She is a communications instructor at Shasta and Butte colleges. She also coaches diving and track and field at Shasta College. She grew up a
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Melody Morton and Michael Somers were married May 22, 2010, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, followed by a reception at Charlie Palmer. The bride is the daughter of Randy Morton of Anderson and Wendy Morton of Redding. She is a graduate of Anderson High School and earned an RN degree from Shasta College. She is an RN a
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Megan Stupek and Adam Curry plan a July 17, 2010, wedding at the Rooke Chapel at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa.Her fiance is the son of Walter and Debbie Curry of Saegertown, Pa. He is a 2003 graduate of Saegertown High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Bucknell University in 2007. He i
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Months before you arrive at your friends' wedding, you've already made the decision of whether you're going to be a good guest. Hopefully, you've filled out the RSVP card telling your hosts how many will be attending and what you would like for dinner. Then you follow through on that promise to show up.
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Dear Straight Talk: My sister's boyfriend comes over almost every afternoon before our mom gets home and smokes cigarettes in our room. I hate the smoke but my sister says it's none of my business and that if I tell, I'll be sorry. She covers the smell up by opening the window, running the fan and spraying air freshener. I
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Q: Are CDs good to have as part of an investment portfolio? Do their interest rates average out to meet inflation or do they tend to lag behind? How should investors shop for CDs?
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Innovative British designer James Burgess came up with a classy solution for a reusable coffee cup. The"I am Not a Paper Cup" is a thermal porcelain cup that looks like a take-out coffee cup. It comes complete with a silicone snap-on lid that helps prevent spills.
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The kids and I were having one of those days not long ago. We were exhausted, hungry and I was trying to do too much. I should know better by now how much to push us, but sometimes I still slip up.
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Our friends from Alaska arrived recently on their annual migration to our neck of the woods. This year's weather was somewhat of a switcheroo, with Anchorage basking in higher temperatures and drier times while Redding registered damp and chilly -- not that we're complaining, with August yet to come.
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Cinda Baxter was the featured speaker on Thursday at the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce event held at the Builders Exchange Training Center. Approximately 60 people attended, many of them business owners to learn more about Baxter's 3/50 program that encourages people to shop at locally owned businesses.
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The Economic Development Corp. of Shasta County is facing a leadership void with the recent departure of Greg O’Sullivan, who served as president of the organization for the past two years. I view this as an opportunity because, more than ever, Shasta County needs strong economic development leadership.
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Simpson University’s long-awaited baseball stadium could open next spring, two years after the original target date.
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The small Trinity County town of Lewiston was packed with people Saturday for the community’s annual Peddlers’ Faire.
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Several dozen mountain bikers, runners and hikers schlepped through soft mud Saturday morning to christen a trail that closes a 38-mile loop around Keswick Reservoir.
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Shasta County Superior Court Judge Stephen H. Baker has been appointed to the Judicial Council of California, the administrative policymaking body of the state’s courts.
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North state in brief: June 6, 2010
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Enterprise High School's Jovon Cunningham leaped 50 feet, 8 inches on his third of six attempts to win the boys triple jump event at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Track and Field Championships at Buchanan High School in Clovis on Saturday.
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The Factor says that to me, every time we don't speak for a time.Maintain Radio Contact.Starting Sunday, I'll be on the road, covering the Tour de Kota bike ride in SoDak. The days will be long and the Interweb connections will be sketchy.So, I will Maintain Radio Contact.Things are liable to be a li
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Hear Kobe, the swanky-looking teppanyaki-style Japanese eatery at Market and Shasta streets, may open on Friday. Wish them well. Sure, the economy's terrible. But on the plus side: People seem to be getting over their aversion to parking and...
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 Although last week was suppose to be my final preparation climb before the big one, (Half Dome - Yosemite June 12th) we didn't make it to the top due to snow, and I was still feeling a littl
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The mystery photo is the Hall of Records building that became known as the Welfare Building in the latter part of its life. It was located just a few feet south of the present Shasta County Courthouse. It's entrance faced...
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A 28-year-old Reno man died Saturday morning when the big rig he was driving crashed on Highway 44 about two miles east of Viola.
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Elizabeth Gilbert’s  description of getting  “there” from Eat, Pray, Love: “So now I have found out. And I don’t want to say that what I experienced that Thursday afternoon in India was indescribable, even though it was. I’ll try to explain anyway. Simply put, I got pulled through the w
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Afternoon temperatures across the northern Sacramento Valley will drift back toward early June norms in the upper-mid 80s this weekend after several days of unseasonably mild and sometimes wet weather, according to federal forecasters. Temperatures in Redding this afternoon will peak just under 80 degrees under p
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We recall today’s FDotD as a Short Sale from a few months ago. Must not have worked out. Now you own it. Well, not directly. The Treasury seized Freddie Mac, and now they own this house, so sort of like the six degrees of separation between you and Kevin
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Shasta High School product Aaron Westlake hit a two-run homer as Vanderbilt edged Illinois State 8-7 in 13 innings in the opening game of an NCAA regional baseball tournament in Louisville on Friday.
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Enterprise High School junior Jovon Cunningham had the top triple jump mark in Friday’s qualifying round of the California Interscholastic Federation Track and Field Championships in Clovis.
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There’s still some rust from many of the Redding Colt .45s players.
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North state marketplace: June 5, 2010
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Today in history: June 5, 2010
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A week ago tonight I had a ride-along with the Redding Police Department, my second in about six months. Definitely worth doing.
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National Trails Day — which is today — isn’t in the league of Christmas or the Fourth of July. Redding-area residents, though, have ample reason to celebrate it this year.
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Q: Monty, my complaint is too-slow drivers! Will you please point out to drivers that, according to the maximum speed limit section of the DMV handbook, the maximum speed limit is 55 mph on two-lane undivided highways. Case in point: Airport Road between Hartnell and Meadowview Drive. Coming from the north, the only sign i
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Redding officials say they plan to recalculate steep permit fees that threaten to derail plans for a community kitchen and cooperative grocery store downtown.
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Bills that would ban lead shot in state wildlife areas and require registration of newly purchased rifles and shotguns passed the state Assembly on Thursday.
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The former manager of the Shasta County Farm Bureau is being accused of embezzling more than $78,000 from the nonprofit.
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North state in brief: June 5, 2010
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What do you get a dad who’s got everything?
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A 21-year-old Redding woman who struck a plea bargain in 2008 to try to escape being tried for a brutal 2005 murder may have to stand trial after all.
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More than the school year ended this week in the Black Butte Union School District in Shingletown.
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All of the sudden there’s so much going on. What happened? Oh, yeah, it’s summer (even if it may not feel like it). Here’s some gettin’ out options for you: • It’s been rai
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... aren't conservatives like the eloquent Katy Grimes taking things a bit far when they complain about the "nanny state" invading the public schools? I mean, perhaps the pending gatorade ban in schools goes a bit far -- but...
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Here's an intriguing use of online mapping software. It's a digital guide to the closest medical-marijuana delivery services near any location in the state. Because -- why wait an extra 10 minutes for your medicine? California Watch offers a teaser...
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As candidates seem to be turning up the pace and the heat in the week leading up to Election Day, I've been wondering to myself, "Aren't most of the votes already cast?" As a matter of fact, they're not. I...
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OK, mountain bikers, the cool wet weather will make this weekend's riding deliciously spring-like -- and thanks to the BLM and assorted Sweco-driving cronies, there's an intriguing new stretch of single-track officially open as of 10 a.m. tomorrow. Behold, the...
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The former manager of the Shasta County Farm Bureau is being accused of embezzling more than $78,000 from the nonprofit organization.
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From the WashingtonPost: European criticism of the World Health Organization's handling of the H1N1 pandemic intensified Friday with the release of two reports that accused the agency of exaggerating the threat posed by the virus and failing to disclose possible...
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The very first person to guess - toe2toe - is the winner! Congratulations toe2toe! It is the old Hall of Records building once located directly south of the courthouse that faced Yuba Street. The photo was taken the first day...
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Closing is the last step of the long process of purchasing a home.
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Here's how to make a simple worm bin.
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Windows and birds aren't very compatible.
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Master gardeners bring worm bins to classrooms to teach children about composting and the importance of taking care of soil.
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Just back from Ed Duggan's standing-room-only memorial service. After being diagnosed with melanoma of the eye three years ago, the long-time Shasta High principal faced his health challenge with determination, bravery and a healthy dose of gallows humor. As one...
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Clearly (see below) someone's making a big bet that we don't have enough public mini storage units in Redding. But where's this expected growth coming from? Is it the foreclosure mess? More divorces or busted families? Pot-growing units? Or is...
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A 13-year-old boy riding his bicycle has reportedly suffered head injuries after colliding with a vehicle at Lawrence Road and Hartnell Avenue in Redding this afternoon.
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Emergency crews are responding to a two-vehicle accident this afternoon north of Redding on northbound Interstate 5 near Gilman Road that has blocked one lane of traffic.
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Earlier this year, Redding Mayor Patrick Jones moved the release of the City Council's meeting agendas from Friday afternoon to Thursday afternoon -- a small but worthy change the gives both the affected public and the councilors themselves more time...
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So says his hometown paper -- and no, that's not the Gerber neighborhood newsletter -- in endorsing the "Gerber Republican" for re-election in the GOP primary....
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Sometimes only chocolate will do. And as long as you’ve committed yourself to chocolate, y
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I have my prejudices, brainwashed as I am by the ever lingering idea of an outsider life, a rock n roll aesthetic. I picked up a copy of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love knowing it was a memoir that involved travel to three places I’d love to experience. Other than that I thought it might [...]
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I recently saw a Re/Max commercial on TV where they make the claim that "Nobody sells more real estate" than they do. Not sure what they use to base that claim. Independent Real Trends Magazine points out that nobody does more transaction sides - by far- than Coldwell Banker. 
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First person to correctly guess what and where this is located wins Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess what and where this is located, you'll win a $10 gift...
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Joel Kotkin writes on working-class hopelessness in the UK and the US: In Britain today white, working-class children now seem to do worse in school than immigrants. A 2003 Home Office study found white men more likely to admit breaking...
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For the second time in eight months and sixth time since January 2009, the coffee kiosk at the corner of Market and Trinity streets in downtown Redding is looking for new ownership. Originally called Coffee Cruz before the most recent owner changed the name to Mixer Girls, the business is closed and the building
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We often see that some of nicest, custom, foreclosed homes are turned over to their new bank-owners relatively intact, with upscale appliances left behind, and mostly clean. Meanwhile the cheap homes get their appliances ripped out and are often turned ove
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It will be another day of wet weather for the north state before a warming trend moves into the area.
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After forcing out, or letting go several dedicated and long term people, because those people saw what is wrong with Maggie John's SWR; the organization now finds it self short of personnell ?Imagine that.
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The southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the O'Brien interchange north of Redding have reopened after a jackknifed big rig had blocked the freeway for more than two hours today.
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The Cure were formed in 1976 by Robert Smith and were a staple of 80s MTV (back when MTV actually played music).When they started, the band was post-punk, New Wave. But they hit their stride in the 80s, playing dark, tormented music that helped usher in gothic rock.Some days
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“Touch,” a piece by Redding conceptual artist Tina Casebeer, was one of 130 chosen to represent emerging and eminent artists with disabilities in the “Revealing Culture” art exhibition at the Smithsonian
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We are in the most competitive era in the history of public education in California, with both an emphasis on higher test scores for our students and alternatives such as charter, cyber, private, and home schools. Our state ranks 47th in the nation in per-student funding while holding our students responsible for ...
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Go to www.wonews.com or subscribe at wonsubs.com. Call 800-290-2929.
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Kicking forward through a horrible economy, revenue numbers were up in 2009 at the Redding Soccer Park. The park made $329,000 last year, a 6.3 percent increase from the $309,450 in 2008. "We made money, so that is always a good thing," General Manager Mark Starr said.
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Shasta Blood Center will host three Save Our Summer blood drives from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19, July 17 and Aug. 14 at the Mt. Shasta Mall, 900 Dana Drive, in Redding.
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In 1910: In view of the number of glandered horses found by veterinary Surgeon Taylor, acting under the authority of County Physician Stable, there was a systematic investigation being made of all barns in the vicinity of Anderson. A government inspector was in town and was pleased with the work accomplished in the eradica
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YREKA -- An autopsy performed on the body of a woman found last week in a remote area of Siskiyou County determined that she died of intracranial hemorrhage as the result of a homicidal assault, a spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County sheriff's office said Thursday.
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The Shasta Women's Refuge seeks crisis line volunteers.
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Expansions by a mini-storage business and health club helped building activity in Redding in May rebound from a dismal April. Last month, the city permitted 120 projects for buildings worth $4.7 million, up from 109 permits worth $2.02 million in April. Building valuation in May also was up from a year earlier, when the cit
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Liam Twight's run has come to end at the 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee. Liam, 13, of Redding, spelled both words right when he hit the stage Thursday. "We studied way harder this year, and if he chooses to compete next year, we will study even harder," said Karen Twight, Liam's mother.
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Boaters and those wading in the Sacramento River are being urged to use caution this week as flows coming out of Shasta Dam are up, the result of water managers trying to make room for warm spring storms expected to hit the north state over the weekend.
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With Election Day nearly here, GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman flew into Redding Thursday for a rally near the Redding Municipal Airport that attracted an enthusiastic -- if somewhat damp -- crowd of about 500 supporters.
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Jane Heinan stood along Court Street in Redding with about 100 family members, friends and supporters Thursday at a rally they said sought justice for her son, Adam Martinez. Martinez died last year after being struck by another man at a local nightclub.
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Federal officials have accepted a city-commissioned study taking hundreds of homes from the Olney Creek flood plain, residents of the affected south Redding neighborhoods learned Thursday.
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A relatively little known federal program that helps counties and states offset the cost of housing illegal immigrant inmates provided $241,590 to three north state jails between 2007 and 2009.
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A former Shasta County supervisor and a major local campaign donor in a long development feud with county officials have been asking candidates to sign a pledge in exchange for their support.
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Foothill High School product Samantha Camuso and the rest of the UCLA Bruins softball team got off to a powerful start at the Women's College World Series.
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Simpson University is getting a heavy dose of new talent for its basketball programs.
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The Williams brothers are among local standout athletes to compete in the CIF track and field state championships in Clovis today and Saturday.
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Is this, reported by NBC Bay Area, possible? Current releases are about 10,000 cubic feet per second, but managers are preparing for releases of up to 30,000 cubic feet per second. Last week and again on Tuesday, the Anderson Cottonwood...
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Ingot is about 12 miles east of Bella Vista, or approximately one mile east of the Diddy Wells Fire Station beside Highway 299. Cow Creek runs through the town mostly alongside Highway 299.
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More than 5,000 people are expected to stroll Deadwood Street in historic Lewiston during Saturday's Peddlers' Faire, a daylong festival featuring music and more than 100 vendors selling handmade crafts, art and food.
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The Peddlers' Faire isn't the only event going on this weekend on the streets of Lewiston. The Moose Lodge will host a car show featuring antique and other cars near the Peddlers' Faire. And three organizations will host a Peddlers' Bazaar and Open Air Flea Market at 35 Schoolhouse Road in old town Lewiston Friday and Satu
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Federal officials have accepted a city-commissioned study taking hundreds of homes from the Olney Creek flood plain, residents of the affected south Redding neighborhoods learned today.
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With Election Day nearly here, GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman flew into Redding today for a rally near the Redding Municipal Airport that attracted an enthusiastic — if somewhat damp — crowd of an estimated 500 supporters.
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I've not done any kind of formal survey -- that's the job of the U.S. Census Bureau -- but my impression over the past decade or so is that Shasta County has become noticeably more ethnically diverse. We're working from...
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YREKA — An autopsy performed on the body of a woman found last week in a remote area of Siskiyou County determined that she died of intracranial hemorrhage as the result of a homicidal assault, a spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
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Emergency crews responded this evening to a two-vehicle and major-injury traffic collision a mile north of Highway 299 on Iron Mountain Road, according to the California Highway Patrol’s website.
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Newer home located on a private cul-de-sac. Home is in great shape with vaulted ceilings, large living room, custom oak cabinets, stucco exterior, a good sized backyard and great curb appeal.
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Before you write -- on your 501(c)3's letterhead and using the organization's name prominently in the text -- a letter to the editor of your local newspaper endorsing any candidate for local office, you really ought to read the IRS...
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by Saidiya Hartman Retracing the route and psyche of the Middle Passage slave route, Hartman retraces the winding his­tory of the African slave trade. She experiences a sense of homecom­ing, but there are few who welcome her as a “lost sister.” She weaves journals and oral histories with her own family hist
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by Amitav Ghosh The Ibis makes its way from India to China, with a host of characters and secrets. Set during the Opium Wars of the 1830s, this rich novel recounts the tale of the Ibis through those who are aboard her, ranging from a fallen raj and a wily overseer to coolies, escapees and convicts. The experience
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by Conrad Allen On this eighth voyage across the Atlantic, the intrepid George Porter Dilman and his wife, Genevieve Masefield, are ac­companied by none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his wife. It soon becomes apparent that a murderer may have snuck on board. Amid an array of colorful char­acters, Sir Ar
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by Tess Uriza Holthe These interconnected stories take the reader along the southern coasts of Italy and France. Each links somehow to the others and all link to the title story – about the accidental death of a disaffect­ed American fleeing the imagined divorce he is convinced that his wife wants. The back st
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by Reif Larsen The representatives of the Smithsonian Institution have no idea that T.S. Spivet, genius cartographer, is a 12-year-old boy when they call to invite him to Washington, D.C., to accept a prestigious award. T. S. hops a train and embarks on a cross country journey where he examines his family history
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Well wedding season has begun! We photographed our first “summer” wedding this past Sunday in Oak Run, right before Enterprise High’s Senior Prom, with our next to follow tomorrow at the Old Firehouse Restaurant in Oldtown Sacramento. With a summer calender packed with weddings, here is one of our engageme
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by Agatha Christie If you aren’t acquainted with the immortal Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, you should be. Join him as he brings his unique style to the murder investiga­tion of a wealthy American aboard a snow stranded train. His fellow passengers are colorful and motive laden. Comes complete with requis
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by Nancy M. Brown In her search for the elusive 10th century Viking woman, Gudrid, Brown takes us deep into the territory of Viking culture. Brown follows the footsteps of literature and in the mate­rial evidence left by the Vikings themselves. Her travels from Rome and Newfoundland paint a vivid picture.
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by Michael O’Brien In 1815, Louisa (Mrs. John Quincy) Adams travels alone from Mos­cow to meet her husband in Paris. O’Brien draws from Adams’ own accounts of the journey and fills in details based on research into contemporary travel. He deftly uses the physical journey as an examination of her life-jour
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If you think this is wet, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. It’s only going to get wetter this weekend.
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Ever wonder what the meaning of Forwards Mill Road in Manton was? If you've ever driven to the end of the road (approximately ten miles), you'll come to the old mill pond on your left and a sign explaining its...
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Our friend Erin Flynn who is a very special and talented singer herself, notified us that her Brother, Brian Flynn, one of my favorite singers was on EWTN Tonight.
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His crack yesterday about George W. Bush ("It's great to have a president who knows what a library is") was both classless and clueless. Now I'm no fan of Dubya, a phony conservative who put the country on the road...
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Are you friends with anyone from high school?
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What's better and more affordable than daycare for your school-age child?
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The full-length story ballet, "The Little Mermaid", along with a jazz, tap and modern dance revue, will be presented by Redding Dance Centre on June 14 and 15, 2010 at the Redding Convention Center.
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Just heard this clever, over-the-top and arguably racist ad on KQMS. Why do I suspect former LaMalfa chief of staff David "Below the Belt" Reade?...
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Emergency personnel were being sent this afternoon to a Boyle Road residence east of Redding after a man reportedly shot himself by accident.
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Ed Rullman of CR Gibbs e-mails that he's been told to prepare tri-tip barbeque dinners for an expected 300 people this afternoon at Whitman's open-to-the-public rally off Airport Road. Given the bait of ever-popular tri-tip, I would've thought half the...
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The Federal Home Buyer Tax Credit has expired, but if you live in California you will be pleased to know about the "2010 New Home/First-Time Buyer tax credit" that
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List of support groups in the North State.
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Boaters and those wading in the Sacramento River are being urged to take caution this week as flows coming out of Shasta Dam are up, the result of water managers try to make room for warm spring storms expected to hit the north state over the weekend.
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Set in rural Northern California and containing some of the most vivid characters and their dilemmas I have ever encountered, Leslie Hale Roberts’ new collection of short stories is at times both an uncomfortable, even painful look at California’s rural underclass, and a work which celebrates the struggles of the margin
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The above photo of a manufactured home in Redding bears no relation to this post. I took this photo a couple months ago. And actually, the house looks much worse now. You can see it for yourself on the north end of
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WASHINGTON — Liam Twight’s run has come to end at the 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee. Liam, 13, of Redding, spelled both words right when he hit the stage Thursday.
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1. Taste of Redding Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Sculpture Park at City Hall in Redding. Sample great food, taste some great wine and beer and enjoy great entertainment. Free general admission. Advance tickets for food: adults $25, child/senior $15. Tickets for food/beer/wine: adults $35. Tickets at the door add $5. Call
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This quote by Marcel Duchamp, featured prominently on the home page of artist Scott Woodard's website, gives viewers an idea of what to expect from his work: "What I expect from any work of art is that it surprises me, that it violates my customary valuations of things, and offers me other, unexpected ones." This weekend, a
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Water from under the drum gates flows down Shasta Dam's 600-foot spillway Wednesday evening....
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"It's a way station," is how Chris Kutras describes Old Millhouse Deli on Highway 299 in west Redding. The longtime Shasta College political science instructor often stops by on Fridays for a chicken sandwich and a bowl of clam chowder before heading to the family ranch above French Gulch. Besides the food, he likes the "fr
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Want to drink in some Gold Rush history? Get thee to the New York Saloon on Weaverville's historic Main Street, a brick building where locals have been wetting their whistles at the long bar since the 1850s.
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Starting with a popular high school music troupe and ending with a rockin' dance band, an eclectic mix of music for all tastes is on the agenda for the 2010 season of the Mosquito Serenade concert series in Anderson River Park.
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Here I am, a blogger, telling I-don’t-know-who about my life. Entrusting you, dear readers, with a glimpse into my home, my psyche, sliming you with my drivel. Really, I am a shy person and it is only the semi-closeted, confessional set up of the blog that allows me to share so freely with so many. If you were [...
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Well, it's always a bit early to look at last month's results when we are only a few days into the following month, but here we go. This looks like the new normal: Somewhere around 159 homes sold last month a
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Downtown Weaverville will get a makeover thanks to federal stimulus money.
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I stumbled upon this unique narrative, and want to share. This blog follows the lives of a homeless young girl Alice, and her father Kev. They are Sims. For those unfamiliar, Sims 3 is a complex and very popular computer simulation game that allows players to build communities of simulated people living simulated lives. Al
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More wet weather is expected to hang around the north state today as a jet stream with warm tropical moisture stretching across much of the Pacific Ocean works its way through the region.
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Tens of thousands of dollars in fees to the City of Redding and city-ordered changes to the Cascade Square building threaten to derail plans for a food co-operative and community kitchen in the heart of downtown. That's what building owner...
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In case you aren’t aware of this, the north state’s own Tristan and Tashina Clarridge are a cutting-edge force in American roots music. The point was seared home at the Memorial Day weekend Strawberry Music Festival at Camp Mather near Yosemite.
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Candidate statement from Tom Bosenko, running unopposed for sheriff Age: 52 Occupation: Sheriff As Sheriff, it has been an honor to serve the people of Shasta County over the past four years. I have 31 years of continuous, active, progressive experience with your Sheriff’s Office. …
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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 A News Cafe “Get Outta Town” highlight is the Lewiston Peddlers’ Faire.
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Mountain bike riders, we have an epic trail riding opportunity before us. The final link in a 38-mile trail loop around Keswick Reservoir is scheduled to open for public use on Saturday, June 5. Dedication of the approximately 10-mile FB Trail…
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From Press Release: Outdoor Adventures for grades K-8th & Teen Backpacking Trips to Lassen Volcanic Park - Ages 14-18 Whiskeytown Environmental School (AKA: W.E.S. or N.E.E.D. Camp, depending on when you, your children or your grandchildren attended) is located at the N.E.E.D.…
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge Wednesday ordered two men to stand trial in connection with what prosecutors say was an elaborate real estate and investment Ponzi scheme that swindled an estimated $200 million from more than 2,000 investors.
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Shasta County Supervisor Glen Hawes said he expects a packed room Friday at a special meeting to discuss the county’s appeal of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest’s new road rules.
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Turtle Bay eagle cam viewers are in for a new view when they visit the popular website, just don’t mind the cobwebs.
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Amy Zhong’s mother didn’t have much when she emigrated from China to the United States.
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Dunsmuir — The planning commission Wednesday night unanimously rejected a proposal by the city’s mayor to build three marijuana greenhouses in the downtown historical district.
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The Redding Certified Farmers’ Market will give customers an opportunity to watch a chef in action this summer during “Chef at the Market.”
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From freshman sensation to medical casualty to all the way back to the Women’s College World Series.
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There will be three sessions of the 2010 Todd Franklin Basketball Camps for boys and girls this summer.
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Business continued its slide at Big League Dreams in Redding in 2009, with the park pulling in less than half of the nearly $3 million it had been expected to generate.
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Another recall in a small north state community services district is a step closer to making it to the ballot.
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Doug LaMalfa’s campaign sent attack ad mailers on the same day he said that he wouldn’t respond in kind to the negative campaigning of his Republican opponent in the race for the District 4 state Senate seat.
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  What: The Garden Tract Neighborhood yard sale When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat. June 7 Where: Garden Tract neighborhood: Butte to Locust streets/Canal to East streets Details: It's the Garden Tract's sixth year to host this one-day neighborhood yard sale that expects many participants. Visitors/shoppers are encourage
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What: Muletown playing at Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant When: Thursday (June 3), 8 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant Muletown is an “unplugged,” contemporary stringband configuration of The Jim Dyar Band style Americana. The core of the band is Morgan Hannaford on Mand
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Dunsmuir’s planning commission Wednesday night unanimously rejected a proposal by the city’s mayor to build three marijuana greenhouses in the downtown historic district.
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Clean mobile on an a permanent foundation.  Large lot with detached 2 car garage.  Interior has 2 good sized bedrooms, a family room and an office/den. Home is in great shape, ready for you to move right in.
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I filled out my absentee ballot today. While it isn't nearly as satisfactory as when I was able to go to the polls and stab that ballot with the punch and yell, "TAKE THAT! AND THAT! YOU LOSE!" it was still a pleasure to vote against the tetes de merde.
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North Valley Rapids 10U Girls Softball Continue to Make Waves With Their Opponents
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Shasta Junior Wolves and Shasta High School Football prepare for football season with training camp.
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The Mt. Shasta Herald reports on the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors' decision, which aims to split the library card. Following a lengthy discussion, the board voted to direct McDermott to budget a half-year of library operating costs for the...
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Mercy Medical Center Redding is not just a hospital. It provides many resources and services to seniors and the community at large.
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Head lice is a common problem, and here's how to control it.
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I've not heard anything about a resolution of the city's standoff with its unions, but Shasta County appears to continue making progress. UPEC announces the results of its membership vote on a new contract offer for the next two years:...
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I started working here in 1982. I have always been very good at what I do and for many years I was totally all about my job. I came in early just so I could make sure there was paper in the printer, get work ready for the start of the day, clean up any messes. I never got paid for that extra time. I was happy to do i
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CORNING - A quad runner accident has sent one person to Enloe Medical Center in Chico with major injuries.
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Femme de Joie and Amico del Signore have been enthusiastic fans of KPIG radio for several years after reading about it from a column by Jim Dyar in The Newspaper Of Which We Dare Not Speak Its Name. It was through the PIG that we first got wind of a BBQ joint in San Francisco called Memphis Minnie’s Barbecue Joint and Smo
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Rescue crews were called today a traffic accident in eastern Shasta County in which a driver was reportedly trapped inside a vehicle after it hit a tree.
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He famously claims to be "one of us." But exactly who does he think we are? Doug LaMalfa's latest radio ad makes me wonder, and chuckle. In an affected Western voice, an announcer who makes a point to drop his...
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Emergency personnel were being sent this afternoon to a reported traffic accident on Highway 299 near the Buckhorn Summit in which a vehicle apparently went over an embankment.
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YREKA — A 62-year-old Colorado man was killed last week following an explosion in a western Siskiyou County gold mine, a spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said today.
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YREKA — A Siskiyou County jail inmate who was found in his cell on May 23 with a knotted sheet around his neck and hanging from a mirror mount on his wall died Tuesday at a Redding hospital, a spokeswoman with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said today.
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Three people were injured this afternoon when a pickup truck smacked into a car that turned in front of it and rolled over atop a van that was traveling the opposite direction on Eureka Way, Redding police said.
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YREKA — A Siskiyou County man arrested last week on suspicion of murdering a 24-year-old Yreka woman pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday in Siskiyou County Superior Court.
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UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh offers some interesting thoughtsabout why Jerry Brown is wrong in joining the 47 other state attorneys general in supporting the plaintiffs in Snyder v. Phelps, the case in which the family of a deceased young...
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I can't say yes or no but I can say that I have seen a tunnel beneath one of the oldest buildings in downtown Redding. To me, it seems very possible considering there was a Chinatown in the downtown Redding...
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I can't say yes or no but I can say that I have seen a tunnel beneath one of the oldest buildings in downtown Redding. To me, it seems very possible considering there was a Chinatown in the downtown Redding...
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The discussion of the Constitution two Saturday's from now at the Redding library is sponsored by what passes for Redding's lefty caucus -- Shasta Cascade Progressive Democrats, Citizens for Responsible Government, the ACLU and the Humanist Society -- by I...
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Seller has reduced the asking price on this 9.75 acre 2547 sq ft home with it's matchless views of Clear Creek and West Redding. Now, at only $107 per sq ft, the home seems priced well beneath what it would cost to build today. That's just $284,900. Check out the video if you haven't already:
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Today’s FDotD is not typical. It would appear the 2/2 home was originally built in 1935, and then had an extreme makeover to stucco modernity. The detached 3 car garage looks like it was plucked out a of a newer subdivision, and placed on this nearly 5 acre rura
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge ordered this morning two men to stand trial in connection with an elaborate real estate and investment Ponzi scheme that allegedly swindled more than 2,000 investors out of an estimated $200 million.
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The sun came out yesterday and I snapped the tiger lilies. They return and look fabulous for a few weeks each spring and I always appreciate them for their rich color. Whabam. They have freckles. I like the bright yellow dandelions, too. I caught a little bug on this one. The gardener hasn’t been in [...]
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Why are we as citizens of one of the most beautiful counties in California, allowing so much non-environmentally friendly campaign advertising?
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Officials are responding this morning to a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 273 and Canyon Road south of Redding.
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Here's a link to the 3/50 Project, a shop local effort, that also encourages people to dine at independent restaurants. The woman behind 3/50, Cinda Baxter, will speak at the Shasta Builders Exchange tomorrow morning. Details here....
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That's how California Watch characterizes the spending for and against Proposition 16. PG&E, naturally, is cast as the big lizard. This puts it all in perspective: Put another way, the opponents' entire budget is only slightly more than what PG&E...
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Anyone who's spent any time in the news business has learned that, come Memorial Day or so, Cal Fire spokesfolks inevitably spin the winter weather as leading to dangerous summer fire conditions. If the rain's been scarce, the drought means...
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As many of you know, tragedy has struck Guatemala once again with rains, mud slides, a sink hole the size of a city block in the middle of the city that has wounded many, killed some, and has affected 1000's. This is the town that we have visited year after year with our children, we have many friends that live
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Just heard on the radio that Whitman's Thursday afternoon rally at Redding Airport will feature free tri-tip dinners prepared by CR Gibbs American Grille. Open to the public, RSVPs required. More details from Redding.com: GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is...
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A strong spring storm is expected to bring the potential for heavy rain to the north state mountains and valley floor through Friday, the National Weather Service reported today in a special statement.
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A 31-year-old Redding man was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence after reports of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident near the intersection of Cedars Road and Branstetter Lane, police said.
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Do you even have those days, or even those weeks when you feel that people and situations are just pounding you down?
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are budge, nimble and theory.Vendibles
It was Ellis who discovered it; and as much as I wanted to punch him in the nuts for keeping it a secret for so long – from me anyway – you had to admit, Ellis was the one gu
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I hope that everyone in at least this part of California can see what a fraud Proposition 16 is. It is not, as PG&E claims, the “Taxpayer’s Right To Vote Act.” It should be called “The Take Away The Rights…
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What: Two Bonsai Workshops in June When: Mini Bonsai Three Berries - Saturday June 5, 2010 Four Seasons of Accents - Saturday June 26, 2010 Where: Window Box Bonsai Accents & Art Gallery 5817 Sacramento Ave, Dunsmuir The Window Box Bonsai Accents & Art Gallery at 58
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Mount Shasta artist Jill Gardner grew up in Southern California surrounded by artists and a love of art. From the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, she earned a bachelor of Fine Arts in 1988 and
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Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant and HawkMan Studios invite you to the ArtHop After-pARTy   Live Music by Jethro Jeremiah Band     Jethro’s writing i
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Dear Lynne: We just moved to this coast and salmon are going nuts here. I've only done salmon steaks, but want to grill a big piece for Memorial Day. What's the deal with cooking a whole fillet? — A Seattle Newby Dear Newby: What a place to be, especially right now with the salmon season revving up. The trickie
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The hurdles facing a marriage of the Redding Police Department and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office — an idea floated for discussion by Sheriff Tom Bosenko — are numerous and obvious, both practical and political.
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Enterprise High School product Matthew Lewis earned second-team All-Big West Conference honors on Tuesday.
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Every Eastern Athletic League coach likely has Thursday circled on their calendar — it’s the day that Anthony and James Williams receive their diploma from Enterprise High School.
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In 1910: George Scott, commonly known as “Scotty,” the fish peddler of Jellys Ferry, met with some misfortune in Redding when he had one of his horses, which was in the second stage of glanders, promptly unhitched and shot, and since then the head horse’s mate has joined his companion. Reports that some R
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WASHINGTON — E-X-C-I-T-E-D. An adjective meaning being emotionally aroused, agitated, according to Webster’s New World College Dictionary.
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The 72-room Fairfield Inn & Suites has opened on Caterpillar Road in Redding.
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An Anderson police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave as Redding police detectives investigate claims he sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman he took to the Shasta County jail following her arrest.
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A 38-year-old man who was working on a farm in Corning was killed Tuesday after he fell into a hay bailer, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office reported.
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Deep snow packed onto the north state's high country is hampering or improving recreation, depending on the mountain.
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That's what the Redding Rancheria is doing to PG&E, signing a contract with the city of Redding to supply power. The tribe is hedging its bets just in case Proposition 16 passes and it suddenly requires a two-thirds vote for...
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Loath to get burned twice, the Redding City Council this evening wavered before awarding a power plant construction contract to a small firm over the protest of its much larger competitor.
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is holding a rally from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Air Shasta hangar at the Redding Municipal Airport, 3770 Flight Ave.
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If you had to choose a theme song for your middle or high school years, what would it be, and why? View 1036 Answers No question.
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Carly Fiorina's campaign sends an e-mail annoucing that her campaign for Senate has won the endorsement of ... Dick Morris. No, really. Wasn't Morris the very emblem of cynical political manipulators back in the '90s? I can see soliciting his...
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I confess I hadn't even realized that the Butte Environmental Council was still pursuing its court battle against the city of Redding's business park, but the city says the 9th Circuit just rejected its appeal of a January 2009 District...
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Paul Shigley looks under the hood as state officials try to figure out how to put SB 375 into effect. What he sees will scare a lot of people: Just about everyone in the room on Tuesday was on board...
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A 56-year-old Redding man who died Sunday in a motorcycle accident near Shingletown has been identified as Gayle Wehunt.
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I don't imagine Redding Mayor Patrick Jones and Oakland City Council President Ignacio de la Fuente have much in common politically, but when it comes to police pensions, they're singing the same song all over the state. Here's de la...
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From the Victorville paper: HESPERIA • Barely two months after former Hesperia mayor Jim Lindley was fired by San Bernardino County, Lindley has accepted the city manager job over a small town in Northern California. Last week the City Council...
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We've really been super impressed with the Coldwell Banker App for the iPhone. We often find ourselves using this information instead of the Shasta MLS FLEX software that is designed for professionals, and for which we pay quite a bit. These smart phone applications are totally FREE! Try one, and we think you'll agree. C
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VINA — A 17-year-old Tehama County girl was killed Sunday after she intentionally stepped into the path of a southbound freight train near Vina, Tehama County Sheriff Clay Parker said today.
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An Anderson police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave as Redding police detectives investigate claims he sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman he was transporting to Shasta County jail following her arrest.
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Whether or not the folks at the Shasta-Trinity National Forest think the forum is appropriate, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors has gone ahead and scheduled a meeting with them anyway. I confess there's something I like about County Counsel...
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A 38-year-old man who was working on a farm in Corning was killed today after he fell into a hay baler, the Tehama County Sheriff's Office reported.
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Courtesy of Mercy Medical Center, Redding
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A Marriott press release: Bethesda, Maryland - Marriott International opened the 72-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Redding, California. Located at 5164 Caterpillar Road, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Redding will operate as a Marriott franchise, managed by...
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A "PR" was set by the SWEAT Running Club who recently awarded $6,150 to 11 local high school seniors. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, SWEAT announced the scholarship recipients last month where they gave the highest total scholarship monies in the history of the running club.
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Today’s FDotD is in the Waverlys. That’s group of similarly named streets located in an interesting pocket between Hwy 273 and the Sacramento River in the south of Redding. Although it’s an older neighborhood, and not exactly upscale, the area is quite pleasa
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Saying that "disrupting a private funeral with vicious personal attacks goes too far," California Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a brief today in a Supreme Court case that will test whether protesters can picket at a funeral.
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Interesting fax on my desk this morning from the Siskiyou County Republican Central Committee, which last week voted -- unanimously -- to oppose PG&E's Proposition 16. Russ Porterfield explains why: I find it unusual that I am actually siding with...
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The Bee reports the oil giant is popular among legislative staffers for handing out tix to ARCO Arena events, from Kings games to Metallica. What makes BP's political operation stand out in Sacramento today is its giveaway of tickets to...
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A columnist in the Heartland is asking Herger and the GOP to stop bellyaching about a glossy Medicare brochure being mailed by the Obama administration to millions of seniors. Opines Jonathan Riskind: Let's flash back to 2004, shortly after the...
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Five more people were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence over the past 24 hours bringing the total for the Memorial Day weekend crackdown to 37, the California Highway Patrol reported today.
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Happily, I was invited to this wedding by Erin’s friend Kimberly, of Kimberly Nicole Boutique. You may recognize the couple. She and Cleveland are also on the cover of the new June issue of Enjoy Magazine. The ceremony and reception was held in the Atrium at the south end of the Promenade, behind Leatherby’s. It
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Initial reports this morning of a vehicle fire on southbound Interstate 5 near Red Bluff were unfounded, according to the California Highway Patrol traffic incident page.
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A poem for the NaiSaiKu Challenge:beached, a sea of rustling grass,sun’s rays warm freckle-kissed skin,young lovers stretch cat-like, lazy,PICNIC RENDEZVOUSyoung lovers stretch cat-like, lazy,sun’s rays warm freckle-kissed skin,beached, a sea of rustling grass
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We will struggle to see the sun this first week of June.
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World Hemp “Extravaganja” in Red Bluff Photographs by Adam Mankoski
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To the Proud Voters of Shasta County, It is my privilege to have the opportunity to represent you as a candidate for Assessor-Recorder in the upcoming election on June 8th. This is an important decision to all of our local citizens that impacts our future and the rights of property owners in Shasta County ...
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Redding’s a small town. Scheduling a meeting among a handful of local officials shouldn’t require shuttle diplomacy.
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To cut costs and balance a three-year budget, the Pacheco Union Elementary school board has passed a new salary schedule for the district’s principals and teachers that will save the district $528,680 over three years.
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Improving English, exploring and experiencing American culture, as well as meeting new people are what the boys in West Valley High School’s foreign-exchange program say motivated them to come to the United States.
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Baseball players and staff from the Redding Colt .45s will hold a meet-and-greet from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill on Hilltop Drive in Redding.
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An influx of lake-goers, including thousands of college students celebrating the unofficial start of summer, kept Shasta County sheriff’s deputies busy during the weekend at Lake Shasta.
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Today in History: June 1, 2010
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Wanda “Kitty” Payne, 81, meticulously trimmed a pot full of flowers as she sat next to her husband’s grave on Memorial Day.
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Anderson Church of Christ delivered buckets filled with promise to seniors in Redding and Shasta Lake last week.
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One can’t blame Joe and Gail Fairfield of Shasta Lake for being proud parents.
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North state in brief: June 1, 2010
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When I met Craig back in 1977, this was the picture hanging in his bedroom.Craig had ordered the print (Gray and Gold - by John Rogers Cox) when he was a teenager - bec
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Yesterday I went to see "Sex and the City 2." I do love me some SATC TV show and the first movie, but Lordy Lordy what an awful, terrible film. Bad writing, even worse characters, situations so improbable it might as well be science fiction. Do not bother paying good money to see this.***************************
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A Redding woman who ran into a power pole this morning was arrested by police on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription medication.
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Emergency crews are responding this afternoon to the report of an all-terrain vehicle wreck at the Chappie-Shasta Off-Highway area near Shasta Dam.
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They came in shorts, T-shirts and sandals. They came in dress whites. They came in denim and heavily decorated leather vests. The high school band came in its black tie best. They came with their children in strollers, and they…
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On the front page of the May 26 Trinity Journal, next to a headline reading "Sheriff: Destroy 3 attack dogs," several photos of concrete being poured at the Trinity River Lumber Co. in Weaverville. The mill, a vital employer, is...
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A 29-year-old man was hospitalized early today after he was stabbed in the chest during an assault at a Redding apartment.
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Having received an order over at DarcyArts for a big red catnip squid, the first since January,  took the opportunity to revamp my red squiddie ever so slightly. I decided to add eyelids in a nice grey fleece. I also am adding the little stripey travel size squid to all big red squid orders. the are [...]
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Downtown Redding was smokin’ Saturday with the aroma of barbecued chicken, ribs, tri tip and even poppers as 31 grillers and smokers competed during the first Pros ‘n’ Joes BBQ Gr
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The Shasta Historical Society wants pix of buildings, roads, parks, residences, local events and people. Originals or copies, says the society's June Stagecoach newsletter. They'll scan photos and return them to you. Call them at 243-3720. "Remember that what happens...
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We woke up this morning and along with a few friends drove to the lake for some family fun!
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An influx of lake-goers, including thousands of college students celebrating the unofficial start of summer, kept Shasta County sheriff's deputies busy this weekend at Lake Shasta.
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So Assemblyman Jim Nielsen tells the LA TImes' George Skelton, showing even Republicans don't support one of the governor's most attention-grabbing budget proposals: For example, Schwarzenegger's most controversial -- and unrealistic -- budget proposal is to eliminate the state's welfare...
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North state police arrested seven more people suspected of driving while intoxicated, three who'd been involved in wrecks, Sunday and early this morning as part of an ongoing Memorial Day weekend crackdown.
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My Granddad - a comedy writer in the Golden Age of Radio - always said: "Know your audience."Richard Horner played to the crowd when he chose Chuck McCabe's song, "I'd Rather be in Redding" for the Redding Senior Idol Contest. He took second place in the contest, on stage at the Cascade Theatre in front of a sel
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Marc asks a pointed question. The answer is yes, it should be considered. Everything should be, these days. And after careful consideration, the answer would no, the library should not be closed. First of all, while Redding and Shasta County...
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Palo Cedro Flags....I am proud to be part of the Palo Cedro Post of the American Legion for their flags on display along Deschutes Road. All credit goes to Bob Wagner and the committee for a great job on this. Very impressive in our rural community. Thanks to all of the volunteers that made this happen, and check it out in
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Clouds are expected to hang over the north state today, although temperatures should still be warm. The high temperature should reach 76 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There's a 20 percent chance of rain showers in Redding after 11 a.m. There's also a 20 percent chance of showers tonight, according to
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We hope you are taking some time today to consider the sacrifices of those who have fought for our nation. In addition to that meditation, we are serving clients today, and can help you if need something. Weekends and holidays are work-days in the real estate profession. We make ou
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On Friday before the "Memorial Day" weekend, I wrote a letter to the editor asking why Jim Schultz would chose to drop the lead I gave him on the corruption in family court. I then duplicated that letter to the editor on this blog with the title "Just in Case the Record Searchlight Does Not publish my Letter to the Editor",
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What: Workshop set for KIXE’s Cyberchase Summer Challenge math contest When: Thursday (June 3), 4 to 6 p.m. Where: Chrysalis Charter School Children and their families are invited to a workshop and family game night from 4 to 6 p.m. June 3 at Chrysalis Charter…
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From Mercy Medical Center Redding Press Release: REDDING, Calif. - Mercy Medical Center Redding (MMCR) has received two grants from the Kids’ Plates program, which is administered by the California Department of Public Health. The intent of the grants is to…
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What: BBQ to defeat breast cancer When: Saturday (June 5) Where: Senior Citizens Hall, Redding The Boobie Goddess Society will host its second annual barbecue, upscale raffle and silent auction on June 5 at the Senior Citizens Hall in Redding to raise funds in support of…
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Veterans Home of California groundbreaking ceremony, May 21, 2010. Read the full story on this event, Huge Crowd Welcomes New Veterans Home, by A News Cafe reporter Paul Shigley. Photographer Paul Heath was b
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We welcomed this beautiful spring by pairing eight wines with Indian food by Joy, famous fig chutney from Don’s yard and an exquisite fresh strawberry shortbread dessert by Doni. We found the strong aromatic Indian spices affected the true taste of…
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It's critical that the Assessor-Recorder's office is managed by someone who is educated, experienced, and committed to ensure professionalism and integrity. I'm your best choice for Shasta County Assessor-Recorder. I'm the only candidate with experience within the office, education specific to the laws which govern the of
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Imagine you and the Lord Jesus are walking by the sea together. For much of the way, the Lord's footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely varying the pace. But your footprints are a disorga
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 …Here in America we have become extremely casual about the way we dress for just about everything. It seems we almost never dress up anymore. This has changed somewhat dramatically in my own lif
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A proposal to close Siskiyou County’s library system altogether to save $712,000 is hardly surprising, in the circumstances, but it’s one the county would come to regret.
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Here's what’s open and closed today in observance of Memorial Day.
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The state commission that represents the interests of women and girls to California’s policymakers will hold a public meeting in Redding next month, the first time it’s held such a forum in a community this size.
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Today in History: May 31, 2010
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For retired Navy Capt. Lester Westling, Memorial Day isn’t about shopping sales or hitting the lake.
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North state in brief: May 31, 2010
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Dallas Chadwick allowed one run over six innings as the Redding Colt .45s beat the Marysville Gold Sox 10-2 for their first win of the season late Saturday.
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A Hollywood movie producer who runs a winery on a cattle ranch east of Redding has put $10,000 toward trying to change Shasta County’s leadership.
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That would be the now obscure "Gold Is Where You Find It," a 1938 Technicolor production starring Olivia de Havilland, the tale of a fight between farmers and rapacious gold mining interests over the use of destructive hydraulic mining technology....
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Mother/daughters team up in honor of afflicted sister to participate in moving 60-mile, 3-day trek in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness and research. Your help is needed in their effort!
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A man riding a motorcycle died this afternoon when he crashed on Rock Creek Road in the Shingletown area.
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The movie was Hell is For Heroes. It was released in 1962 and starred Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker, James Coburn, Don Haggerty and Bob Newhart. Sandra Dee and Ali McGraw were also here, but not in the movie....
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Search crews found a man this afternoon who paddled into the early morning darkness on Lake Shasta and hadn't been seen for almost 12 hours.
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In 1941, when the United States officially entered World War II, the U.S. Army leased the old high school building located at Placer and West Streets for $300 a month to use as one of its nine central administration areas...
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A Memorial Day weekend increase in patrols by law enforcement looking for suspected drunken drivers in the north state resulted in 14 arrests in the first two days.
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Time for a Fiction in 58.FeederBy day, he’s the guy you gaze at in the subway and look through.By night, he hunts.He feeds.The transformation happens by his own free will, he accepts what it is, thinks it’s a gift, but won’t say so out loud.He understands spray patterns. He’
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A beautiful day is in store for the north state today. Sunny skies and slight winds should bring a high temperature of 87 degrees today, with clouds rolling in tonight to drop the high to about 58, according to the National Weather Service. Winds should be from the north between 5 and 8 mph. The clouds are expected to lin
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Over the past few weeks I have had several in-depth conversations about plant names. Specifically, why I chose to include scientific plant names across the front of Jewellgarden’s new note cards and how these names are determin
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Never trust a cartoonist. Read what candidates in the 2010 primary election* have to say for themselves: Click these links for statements from Shasta County District Attorney candidates Steve Carlton and Jerry Benito, and Shasta County Clerk candidates Russell Hunt and Cathy Darling. You'll find those and more statements fr
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When it comes to issues of faith and morals, Catholicism is an All-or-Nothing proposition, because that's what our relationship with God needs to be.  I have meet so many that say I am Pro-Life "But," or I am Catholic "But."  There is no "Buts."  You either are something or you are no
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We are so very fortunate, this Memorial Day weekend, to have problems that can only matter in a nation of great power, privilege and wealth.
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It’s been months. So, why is it that Jeff Cole is still serving as interim district manager and why hasn’t a real manager been hired to handle the Mountain Gate Community Services District budget and the water you drink?
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Over the past few years, reviewing equipment for camping, hiking, biking, and other pursuits, a few products and a few ideas have stood out. These five innovations in gear have literally changed the way I do things outside.
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Joaquin Miller, the flamboyant celebrity Poet of the Sierras, journalist, playwright, goldminer, Pony Express rider, newspaper editor, lawyer and judge was first a farmer's son.
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It is well established that providing children with quality early learning is essential in developing the language, cognitive and social skills they need to succeed in school and in life. This is why early learning teachers play a significant role in nurturing young children's growth and fostering a love of learning
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Fires are a force of nature, and, as such, set their own rules. They travel up mountain slopes about 16 times faster than on flat terrain. Hot air from the fire rises up the slope and dries the fuel ahead, making it burn quicker. So one of the first things a novice firefighter learns is that in mountain terrain, attack fir
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Note to readers: Some of the waters I may write about may run through private property. It is not my intent to encourage trespassing. Where lands are posted, it is recommended that prior permission be obtained by the property owner. Taking action like damaging fences and gates, as well as littering can cancel any future ac
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Peter Gros, co-host of the original Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, along with some of his animal friends will stop by Turtle Bay Exploration Park on June 9 for two appearances from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park's 2010 auction -- the nonprofit's biggest fundraiser -- rebounded from a down 2009.
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Q: What are the rules regarding using 401(K) and other retirement funds for buying a house or paying for education? What are the beenfits and drawbacks of using the funds for those purposes?
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The other day Payton and I had the house to ourselves for a few hours while Travis took the boys out to basketball practice. It always is a treat to have girl time together. Happily, Payton is a big reader just like me. She is content to curl up next to me in bed for hours on end with a good book. We're kindred spirits tha
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Dear Straight Talk: Your columns make me concerned for my son and daughter, ages 9 and 7, respectively. Their father and I divorced over his pornography habit. I hope my son doesn't grow up to objectify girls and that my daughter won't give a guy oral sex just because he takes her to dinner. I'm not an abstinence-only fana
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Every year about this time I get a twitchy feeling. It has to do with the ebb of winter and the flow of spring and those related duties that coincide. Most credible stories indicate that the Dunlaps in my family tree sprouted wheels and rolled west in covered wagons from Ohio in the 1870s. I'm not sure what they did before
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In July 1992 my wife, Cindy, and I traveled to Denmark accompanied by our daughter-in-law, Brenda, and her son, Daryn.
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Q: On a local fishing message board, there has been discussion specifically on the killing and discarding of Sacramento pikeminnow incidentally caught while fishing for steelhead in the American River. One point of view is they are a native fish and part of the ecosystem of the Sacramento River and tributaries, and if you
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The enduring frustration of life in the north state is that we live in an isolated, relatively rural region — often making sacrifices to do so — but still can’t quite escape the side-effects of sharing a state with the megalopolises of Southern California and the San Francisco Bay area.
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In 1910: E. C. Newell and G. King purchased the famous Castle Crags property in the Sacramento Canyon. The property consisted of 2,300 acres of virgin timber, 50 cottages and an assembly hall, and also two residences fully furnished erected a few years prior by the late Col. Fred Crocker and his brother George. In 1960: Dir
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Do you remember Hurricane Katrina? It was a massive natural disaster, and public officials gave orders to confiscate the firearms of law-abiding citizens.
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North state in brief: May 30, 2010
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Q: Hi Monty. I find your column most informative and entertaining. I was surprised when an acquaintance was arrested for DUI as the result of an accident involving an ATV, (specifically a “mule” type vehicle), while on private property. Can this be? If so, are all sections of the CVC applicable even on private land or
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In the immediate aftermath of the Northern Section Track and Field Championships on Friday, many of the standout athletes were milling about the infield at West Valley High School.
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There were several stadium marks set and one meet record at the 2010 Northern Section Track and Field Championships.
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The Redding Colt .45s lost their first two games of the season, falling 9-7 to the Marysville Gold Sox in Marysville on Friday night.
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Dear Babe: My son won a set of Jordan cards through a promotion. If I remember correctly it was from Gatorade. They are a set of 12 large size (3.5x5-inch) cards printed in 1998 by Upper Deck. There is one card for each year from 1985-97. They are gold-colored with his signature in black. We haven’t seen them in Beckett
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Rick Keene and Doug LaMalfa bill themselves as being more fiscally conservative than the other, but there’s very little difference in how they handled taxpayers’ money while in office.
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Redding may soon supply the electricity powering Win-River Casino slots.
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Worries from law enforcement officials and neighbors that a Memorial Day weekend hemp festival in Red Bluff would lead to trouble had so far proven unfounded Saturday.
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Tri Counties Bank of Chico, which has branches in Shasta County, has gotten bigger — the result of the government’s takeover of Granite Community Bank of Granite Bay.
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After months of relatively clean campaigns, the race for Republican nomination for the District 4 state Senate seat took on a decidedly harsher tone last week after a series of attack ad mailers hit north state residents’ mailboxes.
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Worries from law enforcement officials and neighbors that a Memorial Day weekend hemp festival in Red Bluff would lead to trouble had so far proven unfounded today.
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Well it certainly turned out to be magnificent weather for the First Annual 2010 WHEE Hempfest held in Red Bluff this weekend! I understand that this particular event seemed to have caused an uproar by some standards, but then, so do most other events for some reason or another! There
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A friend, the owner of a small business in Redding, recently discovered that a trusted nearly two-year employee had been embezzling money for about a year. When said business owner contacted the Redding Police Department, an investigator said it would...
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I received an email with these two photos from Larry Snell who provided even more information on the McCloud River Bridge. Thanks Larry!! This is part of what he said: "This is actually the bridge used for "Stand By...
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A 49-year-old Shasta Lake man suffered major injuries today when his motorcycle and a pickup collided on southbound Interstate 5 south of Deschutes Road.
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The powerhouse was part of the Bully Hill Mine operation. Bully Hill was one of the major players during the copper mining era in Shasta County. The Bully Hill Copper Mining and Smelting Company was established in 1901. A smelter,...
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I just watched "Marley and Me" with my wife.  I don't know what Hollywood expected to portray in this movie....  But it represented in many ways, aspects of our own life (we could re
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We set out this morning, my son Sean, my brother Dan, and Ito climb Shasta Bally Mountain this morning.
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I like making things, I like to bring things into the world that might add cheer, amusement to someone’s day. I tend to shy away from the logic of business, though it is essential to operations and I am now reliant on these “operations” for my living. I am bedeviled by shipping costs. I have [...]
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At last, pleasant, spring-like weather returns to the north state and just in time for Memorial Day. The National Weather Service predicts that today will be sunny in Redding with a high around 82 degrees. Tonight, the low will drop to around 57.
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Tri Counties Bank of Chico, which has branches in Shasta County, has gotten bigger -- the result of the government’s takeover of Granite Community Bank of Granite Bay.
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(DSnews.com) Mortgage interest rates have fallen to their lowest level of the year. Economists say homebuyers have the financial turm
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Siskiyou County may close its libraries to plug its budget hole. Should Redding consider something similar before we lay off any more police? Has the city council really exhausted the opportunities for cuts elsewhere in city government? The library is...
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From InsuranceNewsNet.com: May 29--SACRAMENTO -- Doug LaMalfa outpaced Rick Keene in fundraising during the latest reporting period, according to the California Secretary of State's website. During the period March 18 through May 22, LaMalfa received contributions totaling $80,905 compared to...
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I, with a little insight from my beautiful wife, decided that Fathers should periodically take their daughters out on  a date to show them and teach them how they should be treated when they become of appropriate
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North state marketplace: May 29, 2010
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Construction is due to begin Tuesday on a $24.7 million project that will build new truck-climbing lanes on Interstate 5 at Cottonwood Hill in south Shasta County.
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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 Shasta County Superior Court judge is expected to rule next month whether to order the release a host of documents and records 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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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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Liam Twight got in one last practice spelling bee Friday.
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Redding will hold its Fourth of July Freedom Festival fireworks display this year without the Shasta College Community Band.
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State water quality officials will meet with the owners of the former Shasta Paper Co. mill property in July to assess cleanup efforts on the polluted site — more than two years after the state warned the owners they were subject to a $3 million fine if they didn’t speed up work.
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North state in brief: May 29, 2010
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Q. Should government organizations — local, state, etc. — conduct invocations and prayer on government property? If so, should steps be taken to invite all faiths to facilitate? With respect to our historical origins and to our pledge of allegiance that says we are ‘one nation under God,’ it is entirely appropriate
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Local political forecast: Expect a long, hot summer and fall. For starters, the Redding police and firefighter groups have begun actively recruiting candidates to oppose City Council members Patrick Jones and Rick Bosetti.
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James Williams wins both the long jump and triple jump, the latter on his last attempt at the Northern Section Track and Field Championships on Friday.
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On what turned out to be a beautiful Friday, Anthony Williams competed in four events in the Northern Section Track and Field Championships and he came away with four picturesque performances.
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Kele Fitzhugh was the perfect choice for guest speaker for the annual Record Searchlight/Exchange Club Scholar-Athlete luncheon.
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About a month ago, as part of my campaign for Shasta County Assessor Recorder, I met for my Editorial Interview with the Record Searchlight paper. As part of my prepared notes for the interview, I made it very clear that we are still in a downturn, and that County offices are going to find that the property tax revenue to t
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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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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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