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June 26th, 2010

A woman was trapped inside a vehicle this evening when it crashed head-on into a tree on Highway 44 at Sites Road, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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Redding firefighters this afternoon have gone to a reported grass fire between Interstate 5 and the rear of the Big Lots store on Hilltop Drive.
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What: Bob Christensen & Friends in Concert When: June 26, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Where: Bohemian Art Loft 3304B Bechelli Lane Cost: $10 Creative, topical local acoustic singer/songwriter, Bob Christensen is joined by family and friends visiting from the out of town for this s
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Nice e-mail, in response to an item from my column in today's paper and two YouTube videos of one of my favorite Kurt Weill tunes: K Archuleta to me 9:44 AM (2 hours ago) Mr. Beauchamp, many thanks for your...
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Our good friends just had their 5th child. Here is Joseph at 1 day old. Living in the culture of life.... This is what so many are missing out of and they wonder why they fe
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The Redding City Musical Theatre Company fundraiser “Broadway on the Green” takes place at 7 p.m. today (Saturday) at the Redding Convention Center Amphitheater. RCMTC director Diana Christensen
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I find it ironic that Fannie Mae, itself completely on the public dole, should adopt a fake moral attitude about people who walk away from bad business deals on their home mortgage. Shouldn't they be encouraging more home ownership? Given Fannie Mae's accelerating huge losses, how can they justify artificially placing bu
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The handsome man in the mystery photo is Frank G. Baum, 1870-1932. Baum Lake at Cassel is named for him. Since most people don't realize the history of this great man, this is my opportunity to share part of it...
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A 57-year-old man suffered deep cuts to his right wrist and ankle this morning when his motorcycle slammed into a guardrail on Interstate 5 north of Redding.
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When I thought about doing it I knew my first reaction would be laughter and I was right. Of course, he’s so easy to cartoonize. His face is easily plunged into caricature. I am very happy with my Mick head. He’s just itching to get his body attached so he can strut like a rooster. I’ll stuff his [...]
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The emails started a month ago: the buds are looking close. Then two weeks ago: some are open up Caribou Road outside of Oroville – but peak bloom is still a ways off. And now – I’ve seen a few…
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Time for a Fiction in 58. That’s 58 words, no more, no less.SpatThe flat is filled with scents: burnt toast, coffee, candles, a faint whiff of her favorite cologne.He approaches the bedroom and detects trails of lotion, musk – sex. His heartbeat rises. His heart sinks.He bursts in; she’s
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Students gather on the wrap around porches of the old Anderson High School, c. 1914-1915, for the opportunity to have their photograph taken. The Shasta Historical Society library is open to the public and volunte
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High temperatures this weekend are expected to hit triple digits. Today should be sunny and hot, with a high near 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday should again be sunny and hot, with a high of 103. Lows both days should be just above 70. Monday should cool down a little, as the Weather Servic
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Built in 1990, this horse country 4/2 is listed as 1915 sq ft. It’s on 2.5 acres, just past the Volunteer Fire Dept, so that’s a bonus. Also of note is it’s location in the highly regarded Cottonwood School District, where
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A Redding man accused of being involved in a pair of gang-related shootings this month told police he accidentally shot one of the victims, but he denies being involved in the other incident, a Redding police investigative report shows.
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Anyone who’s watched Sacramento’s politicians in action these past few years has to conclude that our Legislature’s budgeting system is broken.
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Some of the best things in the Record Searchlight aren’t in the newspaper. I’m talking about the blogs at Redding.com.
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Does your faith have a creation story? What lessons does it entail?
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Back in the late 1970s, when I was assigned to the East Los Angeles area, I worked with a California Highway Patrol legend, Frank “Duke” Pederson.
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Tim Nelson is a runner-up yet again.
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Although extra police patrols focused on halting gang violence ended Wednesday, Redding’s police chief said Friday that he’s still concerned about controlling what could be a growing problem.
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This year seemed like an uneven year for Shasta College athletics. But it terms of players moving on, Knights athletes are moving to four-year programs at a pretty good clip.
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Artist Sally Marbry has a different sort of canvas on which to apply her art.
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Today in History: June 26, 2010
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North state in brief: June 26, 2010
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Market Street Steakhouse has expanded its wine list.
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Milk a goat, make butter, watch wheat become flour, sample cheese or eat a pancake. Today’s Field to Fork event at Red Bluff City Park includes lots of food and a chance to meet the people behind the bounty.
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Surfing the radio channels after work, I'd noticed that Jefferson Public Radio's classical station was off the air in Redding-- which isn't so unusual lately. The reason, though, is amazing. From a JPR e-mail: The ongoing construction of the wind...
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Redding police tonight are investigating a stabbing that took place in the area of Masonic Avenue and Lake Boulevard.
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A Redding man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after police say he stabbed another Redding man in the neck when he learned they both were dating the same woman.
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Without a doubt, the costs of converting to a low-carbon economy are substantial -- for businesses and individual consumers alike. I, for one, think there's pretty good evidence that the long-term costs of doing nothing will be higher still. Nonetheless,...
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Now, most of the noise about the 10 propositions that will grace November's ballot will surely be about the initiative to legalize marijuana, to suspend the "Global Warming Solutions Act," and the giant water bond. However, a pair of related...
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Whether it's better to rent a home or buy one depends on your situation.
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Casey Schurig offers suggestions on garden watering.
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Lynn and Paul Clay turned an ordinary Redding backyard into a peaceful place with garden rooms, walkways, artwork and lots of interesting plants.
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A 20-year-old Shasta Lake man was arrested this morning on suspicion of domestic violence, vandalism and arson after he attacked a woman and tried to burn a house down.
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Our winner is 'Mr. Smarty Pants' who guessed that handsome man correctly at 10:07 a.m. as Frank Baum. Congratulations Mr. Smarty Pants! Frank Baum is the man whom Baum Lake at Cassel is named for. Tune in tomorrow to learn...
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Redding police found an 8-year-old boy after his family reported him missing this afternoon.
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Lack of first-time zeal has made this year’s garden less captivating than last year. even though this is the third season, really, not the second, my enthusiasm kind of paled. It’s also partially due to deciding to plant mostly catnip. I use catnip for my squiddie cat toys. It makes sense to grow that crop. [...
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Coming to the Cascade Saturday night. 35 bucks. Here's a snippet, from YouTube. If you've ever found yourself arriving in a strange country you might be able to relate:...
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My sister Nora recently shared a recipe for Pork Char Sui - brined and barbecued pork tenderloin sandwiches. It was wonderful - but I'm seriously into simplifying my recipes. And I'm currently in love with my crockpot - It cooks while I'm at work! It's like having a a maid without the guilt of that comes with ordering peopl
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The FDotD for today looks familiar. This is a big home on a good sized lot, listed as a 1967 built 4/2 of 2140 sq ft. Deerfield is a centrally located street off Mistletoe on the eastside of Redding.
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That summertime scorching heat Redding's known for is right around the corner, so enjoy today's pleasant temperatures while they last. Today will be sunny, with a high near 92 degrees with breezes up to 13 mph, the National Weather Service reports.
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Formed in 1977, Stiff Little Fingers is an Irish punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland.Jake Burns is the lead singer - they're still touring - and they took their name from a Vibrators song.They put out four albums and broke up. But they re-formed in 1987. Suppose
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In an effort to crack-up laughing our very serious “Ted Baxter type” newscaster, Mark Rogers at KVIP Radio and Television, we had to go to extreme measures. The man was very good at delivery and composure. In the early 60s, Mark…
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Two Redding men were arrested Thursday after they bought alcohol for a minor in a police shoulder-tap operation.
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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 KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen — The river is now perfect — perfect level and perfect color. This the time to make the trip, but it doesn’t last too long. But, remember, it’s not fast fishing. O
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Now this is a good old-fashioned spanking: If you actually read his speech and the accompanying 49-page bill of particulars, however, it would become clear that [Verizon Communications CEO Ivan] Seidenberg is anything but the economic statesman he fancies himself...
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Steve Westlake likes that he gets to help athletes continue playing the sports they love. The fact that he gets outstanding seats to watch those athletes compete makes it that much sweeter.
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North state in brief: June 25, 2010
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It is said that comedy — saying the right thing at the wrong time, or saying the wrong thing at the right time — is dangerous, and Phil Proctor and the other seasoned members of the sociopolitical comedy troupe Firesign Theatre wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Redding firefighters responded Thursday morning to a number of grass fires set in the same area on McConnell Foundation property west of Lema Ranch.
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When Robert Harris died while prospecting for gold in the Klamath River in 1994, Susan Gravenkamp was talking about it the next day.
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It’s long been called “The Forgotten War.”
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North State Marketplace: June 25, 2010
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Today in History: June 25, 2010
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Home sales in Shasta County in May increased for the fourth straight month.
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An uninsured 51-year-old Shasta Lake woman lost everything she owned, including her 8-month-old puppy, early Thursday morning when her mobile home burned to the ground.
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A few hours after a woman came forward alleging she had been raped by an Anderson police officer, investigators approached him at his police department and asked him if he would be willing to be interviewed.
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It was hard for Paula Richardson to contain her enthusiasm at Thursday’s grand opening of the St. Clare Court apartments in Redding.
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A Shasta County Superior Court Judge has shot down defense attorneys’ allegations that local drug agents are racially profiling Hispanic drivers on Interstate 5.
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A good friend who opted not to attend her recent 30th high school reunion was looking over some snaps of the affair on Facebook and exclaimed, in jest: "Who sent their parents to the reunion?" We get older day by...
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Today’s California was first inhabited by many thousands of Native American people. From 1769 to 1821, the Spanish Empire colonized Las Californias. From1821 to 1846, Mexico controlled California, called by then Alta California.
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Here's an eye-opening bit of data from the California Postsecondary Education Commission, which set up a database that allows county-by-county breakdowns of income by education level -- presumably to encourage higher education. Now, it's no surprise that, in general, incomes...
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I don't spend much time worrying about the politics of California's 16th Senate District, in the southern San Joaquin Valley, but GOP acitivist and web impresario Jon Fleischman raises an intriguing issue in the race: What if one candidate's home...
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I didn't know it was possible to work up so many opinions about the state rock. On a post from Tuesday, commenter "save our state rock" comes to the defense of the embattled serpentine, and in the process reminds me...
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Alas, I'll be fixing a problem ceiling on Saturday. If I weren't booked, I'd think hard about making a drive down to Red Bluff for the "Field to Fork" local food fiesta. Whatever you think about the slow-food, locavore ideology...
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Fire crews this afternoon kept a wildfire near Ono to 15 acres.
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Think of marked crosswalks as one option in a progression of design treatments. If one treatment does not adequately accomplish the task, then move on to the next one. Failure of one particular treatment is not a license to give...
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A Redding man accused of being involved in a pair of gang-related shootings earlier this month pleaded not guilty today during his arraignment in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Northbound Interstate 5 was a traffic nightmare this afternoon after two wrecks created miles-long back ups near the Tehama-Shasta county line.
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In the interests of representing the Democratic side in November's 2nd Assembly District election, where no Dem had even bothered to sign up to run in the normal channels, Redding Democratic activist Ray Hennemann got himself certified as a write-in...
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A possible vegetation fire in Lakehead this afternoon turned out to be a backyard burn.
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Hosting Carl and Linda Bott's radio show this morning I played a snippet from the Clash playing "I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)" before segueing into an hour-long interview with Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko and Redding Police...
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A 39-year-old Lassen County man is facing up to 13 years in prison after he was convicted today in Shasta County Superior Court of felony driving under the influence of marijuana and causing great bodily injury in connection with a 2008 traffic accident that seriously injured three Palo Cedro teenagers and also injured a Re
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Aerial photos of the wind farm in the works. Looking like a kid's model, fresh out of the box: And looking like the new ridgeline: I keep looking east and trying to spot the towers from Redding -- where, by...
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I have been thinking about Sarcasm and people who are sarcastic.  I have a difficult time with Sarcasm, often not realizing, at least not initially, that someone is actually being sarcastic. Have
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Everything in this blog came to me from blog reader Larry Snell. Thank you Larry!!! Here are interesting excerpts from his email: There are quite a few stone structures left standing right along Harrison Gulch Road and with the aid...
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1. MarketFest 2010 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 26, Library Park, downtown Redding. Today: Five A.M. Future shows include: Donna Angelle, July 1; Papa Fez, July 8; Kusun Ensemble, July 15; Elliot Randall, July 22; Mumblefinger, July 29; Blues Rollers, Aug. 5; Hard Luck 3, Aug. 12; Karen Lovely, Aug. 19; Los Ping
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Before Whitney Nichole moved away from the North State to attend Yale, you may have seen her in local performances with Kids Unlimited and Enterprise High School’s Victorian Dinner. After graduating from Yale, she watched most of her friends go to law school or medical school and even considered her own stint at studying
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A revisitation of  feeling my progress is molasses slow on my latest three projects. I wish there was three of me to deal tenderly with each. Through the last week of June I’ll make the caterpillar and the hookah for for the ADO Alice in Wonderland Challenge.   Choosing which mushroom to use will be the easiest
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It may not be as famous and photographed as the Sundial Bridge, but it’s an authentic Redding-area roadside attraction with an Internet following – and the restaurant attached to it is home to some mean chicken fried steak, ginormous flapjacks and Mexican breakfast items like spicy chile verde and eggs and huevos ranche
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Sweet jazz music, reasonably priced al fresco cocktails and some of the best views in Redding – what’s not to like? The Café at Turtle Bay, at the south end of the Sundial Bridge, delivers it all.
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Redding firefighters responded this morning to multiple grass fires set in the same area on McConnell Foundation property west of Lema Ranch.
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The Firesign Theatre is traveling light these days—just four guys, four microphones and four scripts. Fortunately for them, it’s easy to pack the 40-plus years of mind-blowing wit and cutting-edge humor that prompted the Library of Congress to call them “the Beatles of comedy.”
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Just a few more Lake Shasta shots to stoke the Summer season. All taken a few days ago.
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Life is unpredictable. The owners of this historic building had finished renovating it into a really nice restaurant, and it was nearly ready to open. But Life had other plans.
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We’ve noticed bank owned properties starting to accumulate in inventory. Right now, there are 210 listed. The number of REOs for sale had been consistently around 150 on hand for most of the first part of this year, but that number has been steadily moving up since the end of
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Friendship means many things to different people, but a common feature of friendship is sharing, especially among young people. They share confidences, clothing, catastrophes … and cigarettes. In fact, the major sources of tobacco for young people are friends or…
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Anyone else notice that Gen. Stanley McChyrstal's been fired before the issue of Rolling Stone with the controversial story has even hit the newsstands? Quite aside from the politics of it all, it's a fascinating read about a fascinating man...
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That's Barry Ritholtz's bottom line. Credit, once given to anyone who could fog a mirror, is now tight. Hence, demand is far below what it was during the past decade. Home prices are still unwinding from artificially high levels, and...
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A Shasta County Superior Court Judge has shot down defense attorneys’ allegations that local drug agents were racially profiling Hispanic drivers on Interstate 5.
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Sixty seconds and one word. That word? BeachEvery couple of steps, she drags her toes across the hard-pack sand, on the outer edge from where the waves could erase everything in one foamy lick. She walks toe-heel, toe-heel, so the tracks look more animal than human. The long pauses from the drag marks adds myste
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An uninsured 51-year-old Shasta Lake woman lost everything she owned, including her 8-month-old puppy, early this morning when her mobile home burned to the ground.
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Temperatures will be in the low 90s today in Redding, but it's going to get a lot hotter this weekend. Today is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 91 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will max out in the mid-90s through Friday.
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Two Redding restaurants have started offering a “farmers’ market menu” based on ingredients they acquire at local farmers’ markets. The commitment by Leatherby’s Family Creamery and Angelo’s Pizza Parlor strike me as an important step forward for Redding’s local food…
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People have been grafting plants for so long there is no adequate evidence of when it all began. A Sumerian text dated around 1800 B.C.E. refers to grapevine shoots that were meant to be planted at Mari (present-day Iraq
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Providing medical relief work in developing countries is like a case of malaria. Once you’ve done it, it sits inside of you, waiting to re-infect.  OK, bad analogy. Helping others is far more rewarding than fevers, ch
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What is your favorite board game? (Click here to answer.)
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The June election results are final, but for one Shasta County race, the politicking is just getting started.
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North State Marketplace: June 24, 2010
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North state in brief: June 24, 2010
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Stephan Surtees’ cancer is back, and the 19-year-old Gerber teen’s family members are planning a series of fundraisers this week to help ease the financial burden of his treatment.
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The fruit trees are skinny and not very tall, but the dreams for them are big.
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In the five months that Mike Mojarro has been executive director of Living Hope Compassion Ministry in Redding, he has worked to change the culture at the Parkview neighborhood nonprofit while expanding its services.
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Today in History: June 24, 2010
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Milk straight from the cow? Isn’t that how milk’s been guzzled for thousands of years by millions of people?
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Tim Nelson is set to compete at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in the men's 5,000 on Friday.
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FORT JONES — A Siskiyou County weekly newspaper founded in 1972 has printed its last edition.
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Michaella Hutchins of Cottonwood used to be intimidated by scientists.
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Destyni Carr spent Wednesday watching her son die.
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The Redding Colt .45s snapped a five-game losing skid with a 7-6 victory over the Nevada Bighorns in Reno on Wednesday.
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Some time back I raved about the various changes that are happening at my office. I had heard that we would lose our flex days off (goodbye every other Monday off) and that we might lose our flex hours. This in addition to a pay cut. As you can imagine morale around the office is lower than a snake's belly.
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So argues Tom Chandler over at Trout Underground. I dislike stocked trout, yet this year, I'm deathly concerned about the lack of them of them in the Upper Sacramento River. His bottom line: If anglers can still catch and keep...
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Dan Walters points to a newly released report, "Vision California," whose themes will be quite familiar to anyone who followed Shasta Forward. It strongly pushes more compact urban growth -- arguing that it will cut greenhouse gases (and old-fashioned air...
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A 39-year-old Redding man convicted of molesting a 5-year-old girl was sentenced today to 14 years in prison.
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And Senior season has begun. Here is an amazing Shasta High Senior Portrait Session with her horse. He was full of energy and wanted to play in the water more than take photos, but he did great and so did our senior :). Here are some favorites from her session. To see more from her session follow our
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The Infamous Stringdusters are one of the hottest bands on the Americana touring circuit and the group will kick off the Oaksong Music Society’s 2010 outdoor c
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The U.S. Census Bureau released data this week showing estimates from 2009 tracking local population trends.
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We've been thinking that the State of California's Homebuyer's Tax Credit would be around for quite some time, but apparently it's going fast. From the article below, "nearly 80% of the credits for first-time home buyers has been applied for, the state Franchise Tax Board has announced." While not as generous as the $800
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"The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds." Dr. Albert Schweitzer, 1952 Nobel Peace Prize. In Allan Luck's book, "The Healing Power of Doing Good," he points...
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Here’s 3 units for a little over forty grand each, at list. Might be a good starting point for an investor. Live in one and rent the other two. Fix them all up to get top rents. Just another rung on the ladder to a lifetime of wealth in real estate. Or something
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I was utterly charmed by the story of the shoestring political victory of Brian FitzGerald, the Republican candidate for state insurance commissioner who, according to early returns, had appeared to narrowly beat the better-funded and better-known Assemblyman Mike Villines. Alas,...
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In 1879, under the direction of C.C. Bush, Redding's founding father, and the Masonic and Oddfellow's lodges, the Redding Cemetery Association was formed. The association purchased 19 acres of the Rancho Buena Ventura land grant for $485.50 to establish an...
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I find it outrageous that a federal agency would treat local elected officials in such a dismissive manner. Not that rare a sentiment among Shasta County officials angry about the Forests Service's handling of the travel-management rule, but it carries...
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A California Highway Patrol helicopter based in Redding hauled two San Fransisco Bay Area climbers off of Mt. Shasta Tuesday night after the pair called authorities to tell them they were stuck on the mountain and unable to get down.
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Monday night my daughter, Jessica, finally got to see Anton Newcombe’s Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Fillmore in SF. This a sacred passage for her, a teen dream come true, the satisfaction of a longing that spread fog-like over years. Brian Jonestown Massacre  came into our lives via the blessed Napster, back in t
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The words over at Three word Wednesday are feign, imply and virtue.ImperfectionsShe walks by like she always does, feigning interest as I cut the grass in a pair of shorts and a grungy pair of high-top sneakers.The sun has baked my skin kinda coppery, much better than the fish-belly-white of the long
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Yesterday invited my 89-year-old neighbor to dinner. He regretfully declined. Turned out he was fasting for a colonoscopy at 8 this morning. Eveything OK? I inquired. Yep. Fit as a fiddle. A colonoscopy just three years ago was negative. No...
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PASADENA (AP) — A man who gave a Nazi salute at a Santa Cruz City Council meeting is having his day in court.
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Please forgive my lack of manners, I have been blathering on about Lani and the problems with family court, yet I did not formally introduce her too you.North state, I present Lani Kitkowski, the chapter leader for "The California Protective Parents Association" here in Shasta County.Lani has experienced the in-
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Break out the vuvuzuelas! ReallyRedding gets a new look! Our old look was starting to appear tattered and worn out. The software was 5 years old; a dogs age in computerland terms. I nearly lost the entire blog back in ’09. It was time. Actually, it was way
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Today is expected to be pleasant in Redding, but expect close to triple digit temperatures over the weekend. The National Weather Service says today should be partly sunny, with a high near 90 degree. Expect calm breezes.
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An Anderson police officer’s arrest on rape charges could lead prosecutors to drop pending charges against suspects he arrested.
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What: Lavender Festival at Tuscan Heights Lavender Gardens When: Jun 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Tuscan Heights Lavender Gardens 12757 Fern Road EAST, Whitmore, CA 96096 (530) 472-3066 www.tuscanheights.net Cost: $2 per person at the gate -
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Monday marked the two-year anniversary of the lightening storms that sparked thousands of fires all over Northern California. Remember all of that? In the Redding area, we choked on smoke as thick as tule fog for the following two months.…
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What: Slow Food Shasta Cascade Second Annual Field to Fork When: Saturday, June 26, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Red Bluff City Park 100 Main St. Cost: Free From the soil to the sun, from the tools to the table. A very “kid (of all ages) friendly,” hands-on event.
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Each day for Wendy Rosser, owner and baker at Rosser’s Bakery, begins with 60 loaves of bread, 90 muffins, 50 scones and 10 rounds of sourdough. But if you think you might be able to snag a few bargain
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The Redding Colt .45s dropped a fifth straight game, falling to the Nevada Bighorns 4-3 in Reno on Tuesday.
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The debate over who was the best male athlete of the year in the Northern Section this past year was a rather short one. Not so for the best female athlete.
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Dear Lynne: What is a flat-iron steak? Ads talk about it being cheaper than rib eye or the loin steaks. But how do I find it, and what is it exactly? -- Ben in Minneapolis Dear Ben: Flat-iron steak's flavor can trump much more expensive steaks'. This comes from the shoulder of the steer (also known as the chuck).
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You can occasionally fight City Hall, but the combined forces of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and the state and federal governments? That’s a far tougher battle.
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Here it was, the crystallizing moment that told us who is who and what is what in the Gulf oil spill disaster and that also signaled that there really is reliable leadership to be found in this country.
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Two weeks after meeting with city officials to discuss high permit fees that she said threatened to derail the project, Bridgette Brick-Wells said Tuesday that her community kitchen and cooperative grocery store in downtown Redding is back on track.
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Two restaurants in Redding are getting some help from local farmers to stock their menus.
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As fire season nears in the north state, the U.S. Forest Service is continuing the suspension of its firefighter helicopter rappeling program.
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It took Jeff Avery four months this year to hire someone to work in sales and marketing in his Redding insurance office.
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In just a few months’ time, a mentally ill woman called north state California Highway Patrol dispatchers several hundred times hoping to ground the CHP helicopter she believed was stalking her.
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A 19-year-old Mexican man drug agents arrested Monday in a raid on an illegal marijuana plantation in the Oak Run area was armed with a 9 mm handgun, Shasta County Sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.
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MOUNT SHASTA — A rescue effort was launched this evening for two San Francisco Bay Area women who are stranded on Mt. Shasta, a spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said.
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A Redding man suspected of being involved in a pair of gang-related shootings in Redding earlier this month turned himself in to authorities today.
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The Sierra Fund's new report on trails and abandoned mines focuses on the Gold Country in the Sierra Nevada proper -- Downieville, Nevada City and Foresthill -- but it's hard not to figure its findings about potential hazards might not...
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State Senate President Darrell Steinberg's concept of decentralizing some state government services by spinning them out to counties makes a lot of sense to me, especially this part: Why go to all this trouble to restructure? Since the passage of...
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The Los Angeles Times dispatches a reporter to Siskiyou County to report on the impending demise of the county's library system. The story makes grim reading -- because of the libraries, but also because of the background. In his three...
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RED BLUFF – A 48-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence following a traffic accident with a train, police said today.
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Patrick Jones rang me to say he's penning an opinion piece for the paper, to counter what he says is misinformation from public employee unions on pension matters. "People need to hear from the mayor," he said. Then, sounding a...
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A garbage truck caught fire this afternoon on Clear Creek Road in Redding.
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We attended the Auction on June 18 at a Palo Cedro home on 1.8 acres. The auction was run by Williams and Williams Auction. It started on time and seemed to run very well. I was asked to take no pictures,
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It's located about four miles west of Platina on Hwy. 36. Today, it's a quiet little town. But that's not the case during the years 1896 to 1906 when it was a bustling gold mining camp with a population that...
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What am I to do with a columnist who keeps breaking my rule about randomly comparing politicians to Nazis? Here's how his latest begins: When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his...
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KPBS reports that the bill to demote serpentine as the California state rock passed the Natural Resources Committee, winning over some originally skeptical lawmakers. I confess I find that this well-footnoted argument from the "Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute"...
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For a few years, fans of the Kilarc Forebay have been trying to convince the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission not to allow Pacific Gas and Electric to remove the power station above Whitmore and the associated fishing hole. No luck....
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Top City of Redding officials want city employees to be on the lookout for signs of gang activity following several recent highly publicized gang incidents in the Redding area. An internal communication memo sent out last week asks city employees to keep their eyes open for gang-related activity since many employees are
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That's apparently the takeaway many sources, including The New York Times, got from a Massachusetts study of the costs and benefits -- for the environment -- of biomass energy. Here's the Times: In Massachusetts, fierce opposition to a handful of...
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Wednesday, June 23 and Saturday, June 26th.Redding singer-songwriter Nick Ciampi will help Redding usher in Summertime with a performance at The Post Office in The Downtown M
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What was this guy thinking? From the Medford paper and the RS: A Washington man attempting to climb Mount Shasta in shorts, a T-shirt and tennis shoes was rescued from the peak Monday afternoon after he slipped on ice and...
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Redding arson investigators were called to two schools this morning to check out two small, extinguished fires that had been set on campus.
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Buried in an e-mail from Bridgette Brick-Wells pitching a story idea on school food (already bad) getting worse with all the budget cuts: "And, btw, it looks like we are moving forward on the co-op.....final meetings with the City this...
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A 19-year-old Mexican man whom drug agents arrested Monday in a raid on an illegal marijuana plantation in the Oak Run area was armed with a 9 mm handgun, Shasta County Sheriff's officials said today.
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It's going to be warm the rest of the week. The National Weather Service says today in Redding it's going to be sunny, with a high near 95 degrees. Lows temperatures tonight should drop to around 64 degrees.
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What: Mountain Art, Antique & Health Faire, hosted by the Shingletown Medical Center When: Saturday (June 26), 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Shingletown Medical Center More information here. Come join us at the Shingletown M
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Enveloping the riparian areas along the many waterways of Shasta County is the sort of lush greenery that makes living in the far north state enviable. But some of that vegetation, like the invasive, creek-choking arundo plant, puts its environment in…
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Every time I turn around someone’s squawkin’ about chickens. Chickens in your backyard and fresh eggs every morning. Sounds like a lifestyle. Before you dive claw first into the endeavor
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State biologists gauging the environmental impact of hatchery-raised trout have approved stocking all 60 of the north state lakes, rivers and creeks they’ve examined.
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Shasta County officials are taking a wary approach to a proposal by Democrats in the state Senate to restructure California government by handing counties more responsibility over administering public services.
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Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito won’t be the only one leaving the prosecutor’s office in January.
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A 34-year-old Shasta Lake man accused of assaulting students and brandishing a knife at an end-of-year school carnival followed all school rules for would-be visitors before being allowed on campus.
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Sarah Scott of Shasta College signed a full scholarship to play volleyball at NCAA Division II program Newberry College in South Carolina.
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It may take weeks or even months before the bodies of a half-brother and sister who drowned Friday afternoon in the South Fork of the Trinity River near Hyampom can be recovered.
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FC California, consisting of girls soccer players from Redding, Palo Cedro and Anderson, won the U15 girls division at the United World Games in Klagenfurt, Austria, on Sunday.
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It's been the better part of a decade since I quit smoking, and I know the taxes on cigarettes had gone up -- but wow, New York is really going over the top: The new law, part of an emergency...
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Younger people may not recognize the name John Hartford but those of us of a certain age well remember him on The Glen Campbell Hour, The Smothers Brothers Show, and of course he was the composer of "Gentle on My Mind."He also did this - uh - song. We were listening to it driving up the freeway the other day and
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Our kids recently found out about and joined "VENTURE CREW." WHAT A COOL GROUP! . Go Sean , Amanda, Claire, Lauren......
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OAK RUN - A marijuana eradication effort is being undertaken today in the Oak Run region by a Shasta County sheriff's marijuana eradication team, an office spokeswoman said.
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RED BLUFF — A 37-year-old Red Bluff man was sentenced today to seven years to life in prison for deliberately setting his ex-girlfriend on fire last year.
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A few days ago, I previewed a bank owned house located on Little Cow Creek in eastern Shasta County. Not far from that property, was this vision in a meadow. Pointed in the right direction, ready to head downstream in a Really Big Flood. Or maybe a rising sea.
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An injured Tacoma, Wash., man was rescued by helicopter from the slopes of Mt. Shasta this afternoon after he reportedly slipped in an ice field and fell an unknown distance down the mountain, a spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office said.
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Happy Summer Solstice to you! We were hoping to see the Sundial Bridge on the one day of the year it has the correct time, but instead we are working today. And so we bring you this FDotD in Quail Ridge. Listed a
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Firefighters are being sent this afternoon to a reported half-acre grass fire near Rainbow Lake Road and Mountainside Drive near Igo. The fire, which was spreading slowly, was reported shortly before 2 p.m.
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A 34-year-old Shasta Lake man accused of assaulting students and brandishing a knife at an end-of-year school carnival followed all school rules for would-be visitors before being allowed on campus.
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Voices of Faith — June 19, 2010 Q. How are leaders selected in your faith tradition? Are any leadership positions open to attendees of your faith organization? All leadership positions are open to those who can demonstrate consistency of belief and behavior with the major tenets of the faith, personal stability and respon
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The Assembly Natural Resources Committee today will hold hearings on a resolution, SCR 75, that calls on the U.S. Forest Service to step up its wildfire-prevention efforts. It's pretty benign stuff, and passed the Senate without a single dissenting vote,...
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The foreclosure crisis may seem big, but here are some small steps you can take to help resolve it. With foreclosures at record highs, nearly everyone lives in a neighborhood where the mortgage crisis has influenced property values. While the U.S. government seeks foreclosure solutions at the federal level, here a
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Bee columnist Dan Walters reported on Sunday: California's fiscal pickle - state and local budgets that are many billions of dollars out of balance - may have just gotten worse by hundreds of billions of dollars. The Governmental Accounting Standards...
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Viva Downtown Redding Presents: 15th Annual Downtown Redding MarketFest MarketFest - a free community concert where you can be with friends - That's the spirit of Redding! June 17 to August 26, 2010FREE LIVE MUSIC CONCERTSThursday Eveni
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Trinity County was named by none other than our very first permanent settler, Major Pierson B. Reading. And like Shasta County, Trinity County was one of California's original 28 counties; Lassen and Tehama were not. Reading mistakenly believed that the...
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Erin Ryan was quoted thusly in an Associated Press story today, date-lined Jackson, MIss. and headlined "Tea partiers wary of regulation, even in BP spill": Erin Ryan, a tea party activist in Redding, Calif., said Barton was correct to use...
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Than (mysteriously departed Turtle Bay CEO) John Peterson's expensive mosaiculture bugs being uprooted from a corner of the city hall campus and replaced by a "you see it, you pick it" community vegetable garden? Scott Mobley does a wonderful job...
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The first day of summer will see sunny skies today in Redding with a high near 92 degrees, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. It also should be a bit breezy with a north, northwest wind between 10 to 17 mph and gusts as high as 24 mph. Tonight’s low will be around 63 degrees with winds dropping
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Berries are starting to arrive so I thought I should share one of my favorite coffee cakes. A true summertime treat! I found this recipe about 15 years ago in Bon Appetit magazine, and have enjoyed it ever since. Sometimes…
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What: Free Breast Cancer Screening for Women 50 years of age and older When: July 29 (Women must pre-register no later than Friday, June 25, 2010) Where: Mercy Regional Cancer Center 2175 Rosaline Ave. Redding Cost: Free for qualifying women Early detection is critical in treatin
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Slow Food Shasta Cascade seeks artists for Red Bluff’s “Field to Fork” event. June 26, 2010 - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - River Park, Red Bluff $25 includes a 10 x 10 space and one ticket to the 8 a.m. Pancake…
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It’s been quite a year for the Shasta County Arts Council (SCAC). Last
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Most of us have always believed that water flows downhill. We were recently corrected by Len Richardson, editor of the California Farmer who said, “Water tends to flow toward wealth.”
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The conventional wisdom holds that print journalism is a dying medium, and that young people, in particular, have neither an affinity for paper nor the attention span to read anything much longer than a Facebook update. The Mills brothers are here to prove the conventional wisdom wrong.
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Redding has replaced the trio of botanical bugs that clustered in a far corner of the Sculpture Park at City Hall with a vegetable garden.
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In a money-saving move, Redding will outsource its tourism marketing bureau to the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association starting July 1.
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A fire that torched a vacant hardware store Friday in Anderson started below the building in a large enclosed concrete drainage ditch, leading investigators to believe it was caused by a person.
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Today in History: June 21, 2010
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The Redding Diamondbacks exploded for 12 hits Sunday to beat the Colusa Channel Cats 10-2 at the Chico Father’s Day Classic.
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The bodies of a brother and a sister who drowned Friday afternoon in the South Fork of the Trinity River near Hyampom haven’t yet been recovered.
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Nice weather and a rocking Friday night concert kept attendance figures high at this year’s Shasta District Fair in Anderson.
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North state in brief: June 21, 2010
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It may take weeks or even months before the bodies of a half-brother and sister who drowned Friday afternoon in the South Fork of the Trinity River near Hyampom can be recovered.
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Nice weather and a rocking Friday night concert kept attendance figures high at this year’s Shasta District Fair in Anderson.
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What: The Firesign Theatre performs at the Cascade Theatre When: June 26, 8 p.m. Where: Cascade Theatre Tickets are $35 each and are available now at the venue and online at firesigntheatre.com. No reserved seating (general admission). “I
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The bodies of a brother and a sister who drowned Friday afternoon in the South Fork of the Trinity River near Hyampom haven’t yet been recovered.
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I had the best Father's Day Today.... It wasn't just because my family took me to the
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A fire that torched a vacant hardware store Friday in Anderson started below the building in a large enclosed concrete drainage ditch, leading investigators to believe it was caused by a person.
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Lassen County was established on April 1, 1864 and named for Peter Lassen who established an emigrant route in the area, and also for Mount Lassen. Mount Lassen was still a mountain then; when it erupted in 1914 and blew...
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This has got to rank as one of the most tone-deaf comments by a local official during the current Great Recession. Kurt Starman's rationale for (unsuccessfully) urging the city council to approve the purchase of the Civic Plaza building across...
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We’ve admired this house and it’s setting overlooking Little Cow Creek ever since it was built in 1987. These images we took yesterday hopefully show just how close it is to the creek, and how that extraordinary setting defines the space. Not really in B
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A 39-year-old paroled sex offender, who's allegedly been on the run since March, was arrested early this morning outside a Redding tattoo parlor.
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It's going to be a great day to enjoy Father's Day or spend some time under blue skies at the Shasta District Fair or the Red Bluff Crawfish Festival. Today in Redding, the National Weather Service predicts sunny skies, with a high near 82 degrees with the occasional calm breezes.
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I profiled Steve Wynn in the late Eighties, when he was building the Mirage in Vegas. He proved the skeptics and naysayers (like me and the magazine I worked for) wrong again and again. The most energetic and multi-taskable man...
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I love sitting beneath the huge Pine tree in the yard in my stripey socks on my stripey blanket. I love feeling the cool early-morning breeze, drinking in the light and the scents of the plants surrounding my spot. It really adds another dimension to breathing in and out, relaxing, pulling in the good, positive charge [...
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Literature and gardening have long gone hand in hand. This weekend, and for the past five years, literature in Siskiyou County gets a helping-hand from the annual Mt. Shasta Garden Tour - organized by Katie Jessup, owner of
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Need more fiber in your cartoon diet? Here’s A News Cafe’s coverage of the latest Redding City Council meeting
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Just a quick shot of some waterfalls by Glacier Point that I shot right after the wedding today. The sun was basically gone, but with our trusty tripod I was still able to capture this beautiful valley. Check out our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/twkerrphotography) f
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Buried deep toward the end of an article about how various states are wrestling with their pension costs, The New York Times reports something interesting: In New Jersey, the administration of Gov. Christopher J. Christie recently imposed pension cuts on...
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All energy is not created equal. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the realm of greenhouse gas emissions.
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It’s not every day that a state commission comes to the north state to hold hearings. Such was the case this past week when the California Commission on the Status of Women was in Redding.
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What does the apparent outbreak of gang violence in Redding have to do with union negotiations in Sacramento? More than you might think.
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Cleaning up Mountain Gate morally and financially and doing what’s best for the community began last year when the district was successful in recalling Lyle Turner, and then later with the dismissal of Ken Mariette as manager.
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Father’s Day at our house is a time for reflection. I like to go back in memory to those days of my youth when Dad and I would get in the pickup and rattle down the back roads. It was a carefree time when dusty roads had more flavor before vehicles were air-conditioned. Nowadays there is humor in looking back and boastin
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The North Valley Rapids (Team Etzler) 16U fast-pitch softball team started their summer season in fine fashion over the first weekend in June by winning four games and tying one in the Grapettes June Classic Tournament.
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When my buddy Steve Jobs took the stage recently and unveiled the new iPhone 4, his live demo crashed in the middle, much to his chagrin. After poking around for a while trying to get a connection again, he gestured offstage to an aide, and asked, “Any ideas?”
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The Water Wand is a compact personal water filter made of high-grade stainless steel.
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Redding takes on a whole new look when the back seat driver is your 4-year-old grandson.
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What is a derivative? What should investors know about them before investing in them? Are they considered part of a well-balanced portfolio?
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Dear Straight Talk: I’m a 16-year-old boy with a 17-year-old sister who is gay. We live with our single-parent mom, who can only afford a two-bedroom apartment, so my sister and I share a room. I really think my mom and sister should share a room since they’re both females, but our mom won’t do it. She figures since
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Summer is here. I remember being at Payton’s end-of-the-school-year party in kindergarten so many years ago and overhearing fellow moms discussing their summer plans.
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Think green. That was one of the overriding messages delivered Saturday during the 10th annual Energy Fair near the Sundial Bridge in Redding.
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LAKE SHASTA — Twenty-year-old Isaac Henke of Redding was one proud fisherman Saturday as he landed three good-sized fish from the waters of Lake Shasta.
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Today in History: June 20, 2010
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If I am pulling into a commercial parking lot driveway, many times a driver in the parking lot pulls in front of me (coming from my right) while I’m coming in.
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YAKS General Manager Kerri Fagan, who survived a bout with jungle fever 10 years ago in Burma during a church mission, is about to embark on another adventure — this one a bit closer to Redding.
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North state in brief: June 20, 2010
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From the summit ridge on Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland’s highest peak, the world dropped away to a blanket of clouds. It was late May, and I’d come from far below, a daylong climb up from near sea level to Hvannadalshnúkur’s 6,922-foot ridge in the sky.
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Dear Babe: I have three Ted Williams autographs circa the late 1940s-early 1950s. Before a game, my mother tore a blank page from her address book and asked for his autograph. All autographs are Ted Williams on three separate pieces of paper. My mother has since passed away, and we found the three autographs in a pile of h
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Drove past the new downtown teppanyaki place about 9:30 last night (that's late for Redding) and it looked to be hopping. Here are some photos Realtor Skip Murphy snapped. I couldn't do any better. I wish them well as well....
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Today's Reno Rodeo Parade featured members of the Redding Junior Rodeo Association Drill Team.
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Redding police were investigating this afternoon a reported stabbing after a man apparently sought treatment for his severe wounds at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding.
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This is yet another name whose origin is unknown. One version claims it is an Arabic name meaning "hot lowlands". Yet another claims it is the Indian name tejamanil meaning "high water". Tehama County was created in 1856 from portions...
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.Violet...Arlo..I lost two of my furbabies in the last two weeks. Violet died early one morning of unknown causes. This morning I finally had to accept reality and take Arlo to the vet to p
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In the last week I’ve returned to practicing yoga. I encountered its beneficial stimulation and powerful help in staying limber years ago in Costa Mesa. My then boyfriend, George R. Cox, an Aquarius with a touch of  Virgo, signed us up for yoga classes led by a guru instructor who taught us in a little store [...]
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I can understand your beef about millions of tax dollars being used to build the Sundial Bridge (and its ongoing $100K-plus annual maintenance costs, borne by the City of Redding) but aren't you at least a bit moved by the...
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Excerpts from a story on the Mormon Times web site headlined "More LDS politicians win primaries, face challengers:" At least four more Mormons have cleared primaries for statewide or U.S. congressional offices while an Idaho congressional candidate leads in polls...
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The final two days of spring should include lots of sun and perhaps a bit of rain, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies, a high temperature near 79 degrees and south winds between 3 and 11 mph. Although there’s a 20 percent chance of showers or thu
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are erase, meadow and trace. Yeah, I'm a little late.BurialHe closes his eyes and listens.The rush of a summer’s breeze blows through field grass, tall and lush and green, and makes a sizzling noise, which is soothing.He’s climbed a hill that overlooks
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Coolest/hottest new restaurant in Redding. We welcome Kobe and wish them great success! The only thing more delicious than these images is actually eating there. It’s Really Redding.
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Here’s a bank owned house for sale that last listed for $359K. A 1990 built 3/2 of 1687 sq ft on a half acre, this one also has a gunite pool. The pictures from the former listing in 2006 look pretty nice, but we are supplied with only the one image you see above for mar
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Market Street looking north from Placer Street with both wagons and cars on the dusty road, c. early 1900s. The Shasta Historical Society library is open to the public and volunteers are available to assist with r
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Every contested election has losers. Sometimes the public learns as much about those candidates after the ballots are counted as during the campaign season.
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If it was celebrated at all, it was a quiet anniversary. Unlike the hoopla that greeted the grand opening of Redding’s 110,000-square-foot City Hall campus 10 years ago.
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I couldn't ask for a more perfect weekend to be doing weddings and this weekend we are doing 2. I am here outside of Yosemite with our apprentice Lorraine shooting a wedding while Tom is in Redding shooting a wedding as well. Since we got here a little early we were able to capture the rehearsal. Here are a few shots for a
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Mr. Hight, I looked at my motorcycle handbook, but I do not see anything about the rider’s age. Is it permissible to have a rider under 16? You state that you may receive the citation, under what circumstance? Thank you.
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Three north state high schools have been named to Newsweek magazine’s list of America’s Best High Schools 2010.
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Today in History: June 19, 2010
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Shasta County’s unemployment rate dropped for a fourth straight month in May, landing at 15.4 percent, according to preliminary figures released Friday.
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Flames gutted a vacant hardware store Friday in Anderson, forcing nearby residents to evacuate as a plume of smoke closed the town’s main drag next to the busy Shasta District Fair.
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A Redding man accused of kidnapping and attempted murder in what police have described as a gang-related shooting pleaded not guilty Friday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A Concord man pleaded not guilty this week to charges that he tried to set a grenade booby trap for his recently separated wife at the couple’s French Gulch vacation home.
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Mt. Shasta’s steep slopes are more treacherous than they typically are this time of year after a longer-than-normal north state winter.
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Today's schedule for the Shasta District Fair in Anderson.
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North state in brief: June 19, 2010
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North State Marketplace: June 19, 2010
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Poverty. Domestic violence. Too much teen pregnancy. Not enough education.
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To sloanpeterson5, who graduated with honors this morning from the San Francisco Art Institute, with a bachelor's degree in fashion design!Of course, I'm a li
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So bad, in fact, that Sen. Gloria Romero wants to strip you of your status as official State Rock and Lithologic Emblem. No, really, they spend time sweating this thing. You know, granted that serpentine dust is carcinogenic, are times...
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Flames gutted a vacant hardware store in Anderson today forcing nearby residents to evacuate as a plume of smoke closed the town’s main drag next to the busy Shasta District Fair.
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Eight students from around the north state have earned a spot on the California National Junior High rodeo team and will compete at a rodeo finals in Gallup, N.M.
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The second person to guess was correct. Mr.Hwy.99 is our winner and guessed the mystery photo correctly as the grave of Major Pierson B. Reading on Adobe Lane. Congratulations Mr. Hwy. 99! You have won yourself a $10 gift certificate...
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Clarkia amoena have been a bright spot of spring.
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Here are the basic steps for making a lavender wand.
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Lavender wands are a fun way to preserve the summer fragrance of freshly cut lavender flowers.
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Check it out! A group of kids from Evergreen School found a skylight to a Martian lava tube. A familiar geological feature to Northern California cavers, here in volcano country. Real science, but then we have high expectations of our kids around here. Click the image for more. Congratulations Evergreen!
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Do you like carnival rides? If so, what is your favorite?
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RED BLUFF — Three Cottonwood men who are prohibited from possessing firearms were arrested Thursday by Tehama County sheriff’s deputies after a search warrant was served at a Rainbow Canyon Drive residence, deputies announced today.
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YREKA — Fourteen Siskiyou County residents were arrested Thursday and two children taken into protective custody following a three-month investigation into illicit drug trafficking in the Yreka and Montague areas, it was announced today.
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Shasta County’s unemployment rate dropped for a fourth straight month in May, landing at 15.4 percent, according to preliminary figures released today.
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On the radio this morning Redding Mayor Patrick Jones embraced the idea of term limits for city council members (two terms and out, "eight years is plenty"), continued to diss the Sundial Bridge ("it was all right," he said of...
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Do you know what this is and where it's located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess what and where it is located, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from...
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I recommend you spend some time here. I admire Dottie’s work very much. She is quite an asset to our community. Check it out.
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The sun is up and the breeze is cool. All is right with the world. I checked my computer last night to find that some wonderful person had purchased two of my Soft Boys, hell, my only two Soft Boys — Keith Richards and Joey Ramone. Here they are backlit and looking dreamy. I love [...]
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A 16-year-old Red Bluff boy was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of robbery after police say he robbed another teen of a cell phone.
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The Shasta County Chapter of The "CPPA" meetings will be held at 2515 Park Marinas Drive, Suite 203, on the first, second and fourth Wednesdays of every month.All are welcome to join, attend and help find  solutions to the problems in family court that are hurting our children.for further details
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Today’s FDotD seems priced to attract quick interest. A 1990 built 4/2 of about 1690 sq ft, with a 3 car garage and a gunite pool. We recall it as a (you guessed it) a failed Short Sale from a few months ago, when it languished on the market for 99 days starting at $22
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Sun should shine most this weekend, with temperatures staying mild for the north state in the last two days of spring. Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 79 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday should live up to its name, with lots of sunshine and a high close to 85. Both days s
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Someone go tell Mary Hart to wake up her husband and tell him to make more television.Yes, the perky TV host's husband in none other than Bert Sugarman, creator and executive producer of The Midnight Special.The Midnight Special ran from 1973 through 1981. It was 90 minutes of goodness that followed Johnny Carso
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Whiskeytown offers a variety of family friendly ranger-guided activities for everyone from Saturday, June 19, through the Labor Day weekend.  These free activities are subject to change as the park introduces new programs this summer.  Visitors must display a valid…
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The fair is my summer solstice, a time of brightness, celebrating outdoors and soaking up some sun. Rather than celebrate the season like many contemporary pagans, with bonfires, music and handfasting, I welcomed the arrival o
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The Fishing Report — June 18, 2010 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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The latest honor may not be as great as getting drafted by a major league team, but Dallas Chadwick will take it nonetheless.
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Emily McEnaney and Haley Harris teamed up to give the Red Bluff High School softball team as good a midfield as any around.
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It's easy to toss darts toward the real-estate agents who are pushing the concept of legislation to restrict banks from selling foreclosed properties too cheaply. You know, the falling prices are a bear, but no property speculator has ever called...
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North state political veteran Francie Sullivan will seek one of the three Redding City Council seats up for grabs in November.
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North state political veteran Francie Sullivan will seek one of the three Redding City Council seats up for grabs in November.
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The proposed boundaries for the State of Jefferson were the rural areas of southern Oregon and the northern mountainous area of California. The original State of Jefferson counties were Curry County in Oregon, and Del Norte, Siskiyou, and Modoc counties in California. Additional counties later added within the secession st
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Redding Police continued Thursday to look for four suspects in three separate gang-related shootings in the city this month.
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Before this week Sheila Rogers’ eagle watching was done on the Internet.
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Shasta County births: May 2010
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North state in brief: June 18, 2010
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A convicted serial killer serving several consecutive life sentences in Oregon says he didn’t murder a woman in Weed in 1986, although Siskiyou County Sheriff’s investigators suspect he may have.
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State officials on Thursday announced a cease-and-desist order against a Redding business that they allege has sold insurance policies and vehicle service contracts without a license.
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North State Marketplace: June 18, 2010
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Today's schedule for the Shasta District Fair in Anderson.
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Today in History: June 18, 2010
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The state just issued a cease-and-desist order against Consumer Direct Warranty Services of Redding. But if you'd done your homework, as a smart consumer, and checked with the Better Business Bureau online you would've learned a lot. Here's the link....
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If, hypothetically speaking, Francie Sullivan were to win a seat on the Redding City Council this November, she'd end up sharing the dais with, among others, Dick Dickerson. Those two have quite a history. Dickerson first ran against Sullivan when...
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Lots of investors have caught the gold bug. The price of gold, in nominal terms, has tripled in the past decade. The price this very day, Reuters gushed, was poised to set an all-time record. Not so fast. Adjusted for...
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Tehama County Sheriff's deputies arrested three Cottonwood men today on suspicion of illegal weapons possession, according to a press statement.
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One of the all-time great bands from one of the all-time great music towns (Austin, Texas) performs at 8 p.m. tonight at the Shasta District Fair in Anderson. The Fabulous Thunderb
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In the latest issue of The Voice, Mary Machado reports that, in the face of continuing massive bank foreclosures, which in turn result in properties sold off at rock-bottom prices that drag down the rest of the market, some local...
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I confess I didn't know that state legislators picked "veterans of the year" from their respective districts, though apparently this is a custom that was launched just a couple of years ago. In any case, Jim Nielsen has picked a...
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Prevent Blindness Northern California, a Redding-based nonprofit, will host a 10-year anniversary this evening.
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I have just recently taken up residence in a small town in Northern California by the name of Anderson!  It seems that I cannot find any blogs about, relating to or originating from Anderson, ca. and am here wit launching The "Anderson Orb" Blogspot!  I wanted to change over and make it "Anderson Life" but so
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State officials issued a cease-and-desist order today against a Redding business that they allege has sold insurance policies and vehicle service contracts without a license.
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Here’s a home not far from Lake Shasta where I took some photos recently. In fact, it’s in Shasta Lake City. If you lived here, you could be up to the lake in scant minutes. This 1992 built home is a
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As in a lot of other places, there are several versions for its name. One version claims it is named for Hudson's Bay trapper Alexander McLeod's favorite horse, "Siskiyou", a bob-tail. McLeod led the first Hudson's Bay brigade into Shasta...
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Here’s a few images of the lake I took the other day. Stunning beauty everywhere. Yeah, that’s why we live here. Not Really Redding, but just up the road a bit.
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The Better Business Bureau is looking into 13 customer complaints about Ashley Furniture HomeStore that it has received since May 24.
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Tehama County Sheriff’s deputies pulled more than 9,500 from an illicit marijuana garden near Paynes Creek.
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To BP, according to Yahoo Finance, it's almost exactly one year's net profits -- which makes the oil spill, as a financial matter, a severe bump but hardly a death blow, at least so far. It's nice to be in...
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Burglars pilfered close to $9,000 worth of property Wednesday afternoon from a Red Bluff woman’s home.
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1. MarketFest 2010 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 26, Library Park, downtown Redding. Today: The House Jacks. Future shows include: Five A.M., June 24; Donna Angelle, July 1; Papa Fez, July 8; Kusun Ensemble, July 15; Elliot Randall, July 22; Mumblefinger, July 29; Blues Rollers, Aug. 5; Hard Luck 3, Aug. 12; Kare
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When 25-year north state resident Kelly Jensen isn't busy with two active boys or running her medical transcription business, she exercises her creativity by photographing weddings, engagements and portraits. The details in her photographs tell much of her subject's story, but Kelly recently entered the blogosphere, journal
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Hungry for a Sunday brunch with a difference? Consider making the drive to the Riverview, on the Sacramento River in Anderson.
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This West Valley Senior brought in her track stuff to show off in her senior portraits. She did a great job. This session was a mini session in and around the studio. Summer appointment times are filling up, make sure you book soon!
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The California Lottery Commission will present Win-River Mini Mart in Redding with a $10,000 check today for selling a $2 million Scratchers ticket to a Happy Valley couple in May.
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Dropped by the bar at Maritime Seafood & Grill on a recent Saturday night – to sample one of Maritime's "gourmet" hamburgers – and got to spend an hour-plus listening to Stephanie Foos, a real local talent, run through jazz standards from "Blue Skies" to "Moon River," accompanied by Bernie (Bernie's Guitars) Baker.
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Live music and dinner under the stars have traditionally drawn legions of fans to the Oaksong Music Society's popular summer outdoor concert season.
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Is it our dysfunctional jail? Cuts to our police force? Those things don't help, of course. But think about it: The gangs are apparently recruiting from young people here. From what I can tell, most of the suspects in recent...
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High temperatures in Redding should stay below 90 degrees during the last days of Spring. Sunny days are predicted through Wednesday, with the highs expected to be in the mid 80s the rest of this week and then pushing to about 88 early next week, according to the National Weather Service. The only clouds in the forecast ar
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If you’ve never ridden in a helicopter or small airplane before, you need to give it a try. It’s nothing like flying in a 737 or even in one of the puddle jumpers that goes in and out of Redding…
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I’ve been meaning to try commuting to my office by bike ever since I opened four years ago.  Bike Commute Week was just the push I needed to stop thinking about it and actually give it a try. Now some history…
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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 the Arcata Bay…
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Former Shasta College players Ben Weaver, K.C. Clapsaddle and Willie Johnson were among nine Shasta Longhorns players chosen for the all-Pacific Coast Football League squad.
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Two teams came in with two different agendas.
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A man linked to a gang-related shooting early Monday in west Redding was arrested Wednesday in Chico.
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A man linked to a gang-related shooting early Monday in west Redding was arrested this afternoon in Chico.
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The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad on Wednesday evening detonated three pipe bombs found tucked into an ammunition can at a home on Balls Ferry Road near Anderson.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park has a formal go-ahead to plan for a hotel.
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Horizon Air will stop flying from Redding to Seattle, a route that hasn’t met the carrier’s expectations since it debuted last summer.
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Today's schedule at the Shasta District Fair in Anderson.
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A Cottonwood woman and her beloved dog nearly drowned Tuesday after they were caught in a strong current and swept about four miles down an ice-cold and swift-moving creek.
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With all of $1,000 left in the budget for the ag-land preservation program this year, the state's distributed tiny checks to 44 different counties, the Bee notes. Shasta County's cut? All of eight bucks. Could be worse: A list posted...
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The story is that some folks would come home and find water all over their deck. They thought neighbor kids were sneaking in and using their pool, so they set up a cam to catch the culprits...
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North State Marketplace: June 17, 2010
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Redding will push ahead with a pair of ballot measures asking voters to curtail retiree benefits.
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North state in brief: June 17, 2010
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Never mind the coy dance. I talked to former Shasta County Supervisor Francie Sullivan again today, and lest there be any doubt, she is definitely running for City Council. I count Rick Bosetti, Patrick Jones, Gary Cadd, Greg Parish and...
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Here's a curiosity that might say a lot about the "nonpartisan" Commission on the Status of Women. According to its Web site, Friday's hearing in Redding -- a welcome event that aims to explore the unique issues facing women in...
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Crown Motors is buying the Nissan and Subaru dealerships in Redding.
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In another blow to the Mayers Memorial Hospital District, the Reno, Nev., health care chain that seemed sure to partner with the Fall River Mills hospital has backed out of the deal.
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Dogs at Animal Shelter Get Play Yard
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Redding has some big bass!!!
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Donation of an 1870 prairie dress and a German winter vest to the Behrens-Eaton House Museum.
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Today in History: June 17, 2010
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A proposal to build a veterans museum at the Redding Municipal Airport won unanimous City Council endorsement early Wednesday morning.
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Crown Motors is buying the Nissan and Subaru dealerships in Redding.
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Someone must be offering that advice to Shasta County residents, to judge from what Forbes' interactive map of county-to-county moves. It appears -- no surprise -- that new Shasta County residents come predominantly from other parts of California. And when...
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Firefighters contained a vegetation fire to two acres after it had threatened buildings this afternoon in Happy Valley.
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Orange County taxable sales dropped 20% in the second quarter of 2009, even though the state increased the sales tax rate 1 percentage point April 1 when the quarter began. So writes Orange County Register blogger Jan Norman. I'm not...
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Voters up and down the state will be voting on pension-related measures in November. In Riverside County, however, they won't be considering a bill to trim benefits, but to preserve them, thanks to a union-backed initiative. The Press-Enterprise reports: The...
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Horizon Air will stop flying from Redding to Seattle, the carrier announced today.
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A few days ago I pointed out that Loan Modification fraud still happens.  So what to do if you need real mortgage help? Here's the resource I set my clients up with for real help. Nonprofit help for homeowners. These folks know all the programs, and if there is so
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The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad has safely detonated three pipe bombs found tucked into an ammunition can at a home on Balls Ferry Road near Anderson.
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In another blow to the Mayers Memorial Hospital District, the Reno, Nev. health care chain that seemed sure to partner with the Fall River Mills hospital has backed out of the deal.
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Something must be done about my obsessive tendencies. I’ve been shrooming it up for days now. It’s a simple design and so many textures and colors can be incorporated. This is the most frilly ruffle I have made for this series of shrooms. This material is stiff and gauzy and somewhat irridescent. I really like [
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The upper left image is a scan of Harry Warmington's diploma from the Kennett Grammar School, compliments of his grandson Lenny and his wife Juliana Warmington. I have never seen a diploma from the Kennett Grammar School, so of...
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Today’s FDotD is in the Waverly neighborhood. That’s an interesting little enclave in southwest Redding. It’s an older area, but there are some nice old homes in the Waverly loop. We gather that this one is located at the edge of the neighborhood, so may be more defined by the surrounding
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From the California Farm Bureau Federation: Calling the request unjustified and even "a bit punitive," farmers and ranchers testified last week against a double-digit rate increase in electricity and natural gas usage for agricultural customers proposed by Pacific Gas and...
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Clear skies and sunny days in the north state are expected to stretch into early next week. Today should be sunny in Redding, with a high temperature near 81, according to the National Weather Service. Lows should be in the mid 50s to lower 60s through Monday. After several windy days, the breeze should calm some, accordi
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What: Solstice at the Sundial When: June 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Sundial Bridge North Landing Join Turtle Bay volunteers for a fun-filled time of getting to know our sun as it reaches its highest point in the sky. Telescopes, garden sundial information and…
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Spring and early summer weather is unpredictable so it’s hard to know what to wear. The mornings can be cool and windy and by afternoon, it may be hot and dry. In Northern California, when we look outside and see…
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Not yet anyway. But the one-time Shasta County supervisor, ousted by Glenn Hawes in 1996, lives in Redding these days and has been spending a lot of time at City Council meetings. This evening during a break in the lobby,...
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Peter Scheer, writing in the Chronicle, offers some interesting history that I had not known about the evolution of public-employee unions. In the 1970s and '80s they backed laws like the Public Records Act and Brown Act to make state...
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What does Scott Mobley know? He predicted that Tuesday night's Redding City Council meeting would run eight hours. In fact, it clocked in at a speedy 7:45. Of course, according to the agenda, the council still had to adjourn to...
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A proposal to build a veterans museum at the Redding Municipal Airport won unanimous City Council endorsement early this morning.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park has a formal go ahead to plan for a hotel.
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Dear Lynne: A hot, hot, hot afternoon during our vacation in Sicily was saved for us by a granita dessert. It was like shaggy ice, but it was lemon and the most cooling thing ever. Do you know granitas? If you do, please explain how we could make them. Lucas and Will in San Jose Dear Lucas and Will: Granitas are
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Being part of a ranching family, working hard and raising her own animals is nothing new to Rilee Arrowsmith of Cottonwood. Rilee, who will be a sophomore at West Valley High School this fall, has been a member of 4-H since she was nine and has also experienced raising hogs for the fair. Last year, she took three pair of
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Jones Valley Resort on Lake Shasta has received the Clean Marinas California Program designation certificate after an inspection and marina evaluation.
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SACRAMENTO-- A Shasta County man who was sentenced two years ago to 35 years to life in prison for trying to murder two sheriff's deputies has died, a spokeswoman with the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Tuesday.
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A few days after Vanderbilt barely missed out on its first-ever College World Series appearance, Aaron Westlake remains somewhat disappointed with a season-ending loss. However, despite getting selected in last week's 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, he is thinking that he may get at least one more chance to help the Com
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While Northern Section sports writers work together to select All-Northern Section football, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball teams, an award for the Northern Section's best athlete has never been given If such an award were given, there is little doubt who would receive the award this year. Enterprise's Antho
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The big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is bad enough in itself. But politics can make anything worse. Let's stop and think. Either government officials know how to stop the oil spill or they don't. If they know how to stop it, then why have they let thousands of barrels of oil per day keep gushing out, for weeks on end? A
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The news about the Redding area's economy has been so bad for so long that it's shifted our perspective. What would have been a setback in 2005 suddenly shines like a bright spot in the local economy.
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Three Redding police officers who would have been laid off at the end of this month have received a six-month reprieve thanks to some senior officers announcing their retirements early and others in the department finding new jobs.
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RED BLUFF -- Tehama County sheriff's Detective Dave Hencratt's election victory over Sheriff Clay Parker remained intact Tuesday after elections officials spent the day counting remaining ballots.
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As a police sergeant in the early 1990s, Peter Hansen saw a surge in gang violence in Redding that peaked with a 1994 retaliation murder on Hilltop Drive. Now as chief of the Redding Police Department, Hansen said there appears to be another spike in gang-related crime in the city.
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Ice cold beer and soft drinks, mustard-covered corn dogs, sticky cotton candy, bone-jarring carnival rides, toe-tapping music, racing pigs, plenty of sun and lots of shade trees should greet those attending the Shasta District Fair, which starts its annual five-day run today.
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Amid a packed Redding City Council meeting where the city staff reiterated its opposition to six luxury outpads proposed on a 440-lot Salt Creek Heights subdivision in west Redding, the counc
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The Salt Creek Heights subdivision -- including 12 controversial "out pad" lots on knolls above the creek on the fire-prone far west side of town -- won Redding City Council approval tonight.
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Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito has stopped sending prosecutors to misdemeanor arraignments, forcing those accused of misdemeanor crimes to wait weeks before they can enter a plea or settle their case. Benito's decision, which came three days after he lost his re-election bid, was roundly blasted by leaders o
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Gary sent me this article. I thought it was pretty funny, and very, very true. Rich people say the darnedest things when you're eavesdropping on them at the Bar Hemingway in the Ritz by Francis Lam The Ritz in Paris is nearly the definition of fancy. A hotel built literally like a pal
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Redding police Tuesday said they were investigating another gang-related crime, at least the fourth in about a week and a half.
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Marc noted the other day that a new magazine is coming to the north state. Unfortunately, it might be some time before it physically arrives. Casey Mills, editor in chief and co-founder of California Northern, informs me that they've sent...
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Betty Atkins from up in Etna sends a letter to the editor: Dear People, To those of you who are fighting Arizonas Immigration Law, I have news for you!! I bet you didn't know that not only does the Federal...
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These recipes showcase the freshness of peas and asparagus.
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Q: "I have used coupons for many years but I notice that most coupons now have two bar codes on them. Why are there two? What are they for?"
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he news about the Redding area's economy has been so bad for so long that it's shifted our perspective. What would have been a setback in 2005 suddenly shines like a bright spot in the local economy.
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Are the motels and hotels in Redding filled to capacity? If not, then why is public land being given to a private enterprise to build a new hotel? It sounds like a follow-the-money old-boys project. If money runs out before the project is finished, who loses? If the hotel can't fill its rooms, who loses?
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A logging truck has reportedly rolled over on Big Bend Road about three miles north of Highway 299 in Shasta County, according to the California Highway Patrol traffic website.
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A logging truck that overturned this afternoon on Big Bend Road caused no injuries.
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Little surprised that anyone actually heard the gang-related gunfire early Monday morning since residents of neighborhoods near Eureka Way and Buenaventura are used to the sound of gunfire throughout the day and into the night, from the law enforcement shooting...
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What: HawkMan Studios Summer Art Camp When: Seven 1-Week Sessions - June 21 to August 6 Where: U-Prep School Art Room In Summer Art Camp, artist Troy Hawkins will keep creative minds active during the long break from school. Each week, students will work on four…
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What: The House Jacks opens MarketFest When: June 17, 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: Library Park The sensational singing group The House Jacks opens MarketFest on Thursday, June 17 in Library Park in Downtown Redding. This free concert is open to the public; 5:15 p.m to…
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Today was just one of those days that called out --- "Kayak down the river!" So, after work, my friend
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The big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is bad enough in itself. But politics can make anything worse. Let's stop and think. Either government officials know how to stop the oil spill or they don't. If they know how to stop it, then why have they let thousands of barrels of oil per day keep gushing out, for weeks on end?
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MANTON — A 65-year-old Tehama County man died Monday after he apparently fell into a canal on his property and drowned, officials with the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office said today.
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SACRAMENTO — A Shasta County man who was sentenced two years ago to 35 years to life in prison for trying to murder two sheriff’s deputies has died, a spokeswoman with the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said today.
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What: “Just Show Up!” A Celebration of Poetry, Song, Remembering and Summer Featuring Coleman Barks and Lisa Starr When: June 21, 7:30 p.m. Where: College of the Siskiyous Ford Theatre, Weed, CA Cost: $15. Tickets available at Nature’s Kitchen in Yreka, Bogbean Books & M
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Three Redding police officers, who would have been laid off at this end of this month, have received a six-month reprieve thanks to some senior officers announcing their retirement early and others in the department finding new jobs.
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In today's (slightly delayed -- sorry) Letters to the Editor, the name of Sandra Speer, author of the first item, might seem familiar. Yes, it's the same Sandra Speer who this spring quit her job as city personnel director after...
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I thought I was breaking a lot of taboos when I tried Next 10's latest version of the budget challenge. Turns out I still had a small deficit in 2014-15. Think you could do it?...
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From: Starman, Kurt [mailto:kstarman@ci.redding.ca.us] Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 9:51 AM To: patrickhenry; Victoria McArthur; dickerson; Mary Stegall; Rick Bosetti Cc: Revheim, Kari; Tippin, Barry; Hansen, Peter Subject: CONFIDENTIAL UPDATE Honorable Mayor and Council Members: We plan to postpone the...
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Come one! Come all! To the county fair at the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson. The first Shasta County Fair was held at Redding in 1887 at Major's Hotel on Market Street and lasted four days. It featured mineral displays,...
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I took this image at the Certified Organic Farmer’s Market last Saturday. Looks like the number of vendors and farmers has seen a certifiably healthy increase. However you can also buy from local farms direct, all week long. This Strawberry Farm is on Hwy 299E, just across from Intermountain Road in Be
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A Redding man was arrested on suspicion of exhibiting a deadly weapon after police say he threatened to stab three people Monday night in South City Park.
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Sun should shine on Redding into early next week. The clear skies and plenty of sunshine should bring high temperatures near 80 degrees and lows in the 50s to lower 60s, according to the National Weather Service. Winds are expected to keep blowing, with the Weather Service calling for gusts over 20 mph through Wednesday n
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The Shasta District Fair begins its annual five-day run on Wednesday, June 16. If you’re planning to attend, and I hope that you are, here’s my most important piece of advice: Buy your tickets in advance. As in right now. If…
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“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” -Albert Einstein It
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My brothers, along with our sons made the spiritual journey up Half Dome in Yosemite National Park on Saturday.
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The contrast in approach is as dramatic as any in a California election since Ronald Reagan ousted Jerry Brown’s father, Pat Brown, in 1966 by advocating a top-down style of government similar to what Meg Whitman implies she might bring.
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U.S. Forest Service firefighters will start a controlled fire today in the Packers Bay area on Lake Shasta to remove overgrown vegetation.
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A stay at a bed-and-breakfast in Maine, two nights of lodging and a family outing to Legoland and the Sea Life Aquarium in Carlsbad, and houseboat vacations will be up for bid June 24-25 during KIXE's annual summer auction.
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In 1910: It was a runaway day for the horses of Redding. Two large grays drawing the Northern California Winery Company's wagon became frightened at the hissing noise made by a water hose at the winery and dashed out the gate, ran down Center Street and then into California Street where they were stopped. Another horse jum
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The Redding City Council is poised to donate 15 acres for a proposed veterans museum. The council this evening will consider executing a nonbinding letter of intent with the nonprofit Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center establishing a framework for negotiating a land lease. The document sets a two-year
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When someone you love is on the mend, recovering from some God-awful ailment, you want him to have the best, the kindest, most compassionate, most professional care possible. Unless you are his nurse. In which case, be honest. You want him to suck it in, quit whining and leave you alone.
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Police are investigating the third gang-related shooting in Redding in a little over a week, this time in West Redding early Monday morning. A pair of well-known rival street gangs, the Nortenos and the Surenos, appear to be recruiting in Redding, police officials said, and that could be cause of the recent violence.
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It's a one-two punch that Siskiyou County's economy -- already struggling with one of the highest unemployment rates in the state -- can't absorb. Coca-Cola North America announced in April it would close its water bottling plant in Mount Shasta this year. The announcement came a month after Mercy Mount Shasta said it was
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About 10 Mt. Shasta climbers suffered minor to major injuries, while seven people had to be rescued from the mountain's treacherous upper slopes, which have been made even more dangerous due to ice peeling off the rocks and cliffs, Siskiyou County sheriff's officials and avalanche experts said Monday.
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Tehama County voters may have a better picture by this afternoon of who won the local sheriff's race. Tehama County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Bev Ross said Monday that there are at least 3,700 ballots yet uncounted.
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Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito isn't yet talking about what he plans to do now that he’s lost his re-election bid to Steve Carlton.
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You can say that Bill Elliott really likes competition and sports. But that would be an understatement. And you could also say that Bill Elliott coaches for himself. But that would be dead wrong. There are a lot of people who don't know the story behind the Foothill High boys basketball coach and assistant coach for cross
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A creative idea to bolster the city's finances as part of Turtle Bay's hotel plan turned out to be a deal-killer from the museum's perspective.
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Somewhere late into his Sunday round, Rod Curl Jr. figured that this wasn’t his weekend. “I’m done,” Curl Jr. said on the 15th tee at Riverview Golf and Country Club. But, he wasn’t done. Instead, Curl Jr. switched putters and promptly produced one of the most impressive final-round performances in the 38-year his
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Two wind turbines are up and twirling on Hatchet Ridge overlooking Burney, but they aren't producing power yet. Construction workers must erect another 44 turbines and string in the wiring before they start providing electricity in October, said Mike Nevenzel, construction manager for at Hatchet Ridge.
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Community Transformation Wellspring Inc. is a nonprofit, tax exempt 501(C)(3) designed to help people use their God-given resources to transform their community and its people into the light and image of Jesus Christ. We have teamed up with three local professionals to host a lunch presentation, inviting you to discover th
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Retired Teachers Assist Current Teachers with Mini-Grants
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Members and Friends of Slow Food Shasta Cascade Official Yearly Meeting POT LUCK Sunday June 20 Come at 4:00ish - We'll eat at 6:00ish Join us for some relaxing fun in the sun in a beautiful oasis. and some...
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U.S. Forest Service firefighters will start a controlled fire Tuesday in the Packers Bay area on Lake Shasta to remove overgrown vegetation.
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Tomorrow, but this one's intentional and hopefully controlled: SHASTA LAKE, Calif. - There will be a prescribed fire in the area of Packers Bay on Shasta Lake, Tuesday, June 15. The Shasta Unit of the National Recreation Area on the...
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Firefighters are rushing to a grass and brush fire that's threatening at least one home.
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I've been making this for myself frequently every summer for a long time but for some reason I never made it for Gary, until Saturday night. It was a hot day and we didn't feel like cooking anything elaborate. He loved it and he loved the cold leftovers the next day.I've seen many variations in cookbooks for thi
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Redding Mayor Patrick Jones this evening will walk across the Sundial Bridge for the first time ever as part of a Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center fundraiser.
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Emergency personnel responded this afternoon to a reported two-vehicle accident involving a motorcyle and pickup on Eureka Way near the Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital in Redding.
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Both are located in the Sacramento River Canyon. The creek flows into the Sacramento River and is named for eccentric Shot Gun Jim (possibly also known as "Brand") who lived beside the creek for many years beginning about 1854 or...
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We’re trying a new feature that sends email of every post. If you’d like to subscribe, there’s a new link at the top. Today’s FDotD is an investor wealth builder. This duplex actually seems to pencil out, and it’s surprisingly nice inside, and the stucco exterior
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The final tally for the Tehama County sheriff race won’t be known until at least Tuesday.
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Nobody knows, of course, but when it does, it'll be a doozy. Last week I e-mailed former Redding Fire Chief Duane Fry, who'd often warned about the fire risk on the far west side of Redding and also served on...
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Burglars stole more than $14,000 worth of tools and survey equipment from a Red Bluff man.
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A former Mount Shasta city councilwoman will have to serve 210 days in the Siskiyou County jail on charges she sold pot to an undercover deputy posing as a high school student.
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I spent the weekend working out a good mushroom design for my Art Dolls Only Alice in Wonderland project of a hooka smoking caterpiller and his toadstool seat. Feeling haunted by a vision of fantasy mushrooms I collected lots of purple and pink materials all kind of fancy and girlie fru fru. I’ve just started, real
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Police this morning are looking for two men suspected in a shooting of a Redding man early Sunday morning after forcing him into their car and holding him at gunpoint. The attack could be the third gang-related shooting in Redding in a little over a week, said Sgt. Bruce Bonner of the Redding Police Department.
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I received a call over the weekend from a bewildered young man who was wondering if he should pay a mortgage modification firm up front to help him out from under a horrid 10% mortgage loan. NO NO NO! I'd never met him before. He stumbled on my website via Google, and found this
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Who do you think is more decisive when it comes to "knowing" which house to buy? What's more important to men/women in buying a home? If you had an extra room in the house, what would you turn it into? Answers to these and many other fun questions on this video.   Chris and Maria Jeantet _________
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"Stay to the right, stay to the right," cautioned a CHP officer on a loudspeaker. I've seen oversized loads before but this was something else. A component for the wind farm taking shape at the top of Hatchet Mountain...
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Saturday, Opening ceremony Relay For Life, Shasta College. Photographer Paul Heath was born in West Lafayette, Ind., and moved to Redding in 1988. He likes photography, crowds and going places to meet new people. He is married and has two grown…
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Thunderstorms could bring rain showers later today to the north state. There's a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms and rain between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. in Redding, according to the National Weather Service. Skies should be partly cloudy, with a high temperature close to 92 degrees. Sun is expected the rest of the week, w
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The following comment was left on the blog this weekend, this is the type of courage we will need to save the children from this CRISIS in family court:I do realize the work in Family Law is difficult and frankly, questionable at times. Your CPPA Shasta sounds like a GREAT and sorely needed community servic
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Dear Mayor Jones, The Redding Planning Commission members seriously overreached their role and also breached the General Plan in approving Sierra Pacific Industries’ massive, 440-home Salt Creek Heights subdivision as currently proposed. Ignoring greenway policies in place since the 1970s was…
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It’s all about water this year at the Shasta Public Libraries’ Summer Reading programs for children, teens and adults. Make a Splash and Make Waves @ Your Library are the themes for children and teens, respectively. Adult Summer Reading returns…
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Taking care of your heart (all aspects of it) and living a heart-healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do for your body.  Regardless of whether you have a family history of heart disease or have…
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A few years after opening his hugely successful destination Skyroom at the Redding Airport, restaurateur Peter Chu announced that his brother Mark would be opening a small casual restaurant in the Pine Street School in downtown Redding. Femme de Joie…
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The Redding Colt .45s swept the Morgan Hill Mudcats 8-4 and 4-3 at Tiger Field on Sunday.
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On a day when not many golfers were able to take advantage of easier pin placements, the Redding Pro-Am wound up with a double dose of history.
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Flags were first mentioned in the Bible, more than 3,000 years ago during the days of King Solomon. The flag is a symbol. It represents people united by a common cause. It is a source of pride, for it encompasses the hopes and ideals of the people it represents. Patriots have always been willing to die for it, and still
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Sacramento’s budget debate can be numbingly abstract. The language is an endless stream of funding formulas and program amendments, the numbers so large as to defy perspective.
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The May 27 letter to the editor by retired policeman Patrick Tennant — primarily aimed at endorsing Jerry Benito, but incidentally concerned with exalting the police and disparaging criminal defense attorneys — is only the most recent of a disturbing number of the genre.
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A record 2,700 support fundraiser for American Cancer Society.
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Today in History: June 14
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North state in brief: June 14, 2010
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Members of the Redding Elks Lodge got a head start on celebrating Flag Day by holding their annual observance Sunday.
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The weekend was treacherous on Mt. Shasta as at least seven climbers had to be rescued for injuries.
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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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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider lowering the amount the county puts into non-union workers’ retirement funds and asking the workers to up their contributions.
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If the City Council should decide to push ahead with ballot measures curbing pension and health benefits, Redding wouldn't be the only city where the voters would be deciding such matters. From the Bakersfield Californian: Bakersfield residents will vote on...
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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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West Nile virus
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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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This photo simply must be shared....
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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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