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July 8th, 2010

Oscar had his feet chopped off by a combine harvester last fall. It made me cry to see how they fixed him, and how Oscar just got up and got on with his life.
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Firefighters are being sent this evening to two reported fires in eastern Shasta County.
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The banking crisis of a year and a half ago has faded from the headlines. The media's moved on -- to the Gulf oil leak, Lindsay Lohan, LeBron James and whatever. Not Don Frank, president of Plum Valley, Inc.,...
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I am throughly confused about where I am supposed to post my finished (sort of) Alice in Wonderland doll/sculpture for the Art Dolls Only team challenge. I thought I had it figured out. I’d post it on my personal blog and then, tomorrow, go visit others ADO members’ blogs. Then at the last minute I [...]
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A woman arrested today after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a vehicle pursuit in Redding is a documented member of the Bulldog gang out of the Fresno area, a CHP spokesman said late this afternoon.
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Gen Y's are also known as "echo-boomers" or "millennials". In addition to the top 17 features listed below by Bea Fields of Souther Pines, NC I thought I add a few notes I found helpful from a recent Webinar I took specifically on this topic:
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Time is flying by this summer of 2010. I am happily working on art projects and experimenting with domestic adornments, recipes retro and classic. Frank and I finished of all available episodes of The Tudors and are impatiently awaiting the release of season 4 on DVD. Season 3 of Breaking Bad is in our Amazon Video on De
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1. Fourth annual Dancing with the Stars, Shasta County Style 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Cascade Theatre, 1731 Market Street, Redding. Stars include Maria Orozco of Redding Rancheria, Dr. Nancy Ekelund of Nancy Ekelund Eyecare, Karen Hoyt of Shasta Regional Medical Center, Orville Thomas of KRCR-TV, Rick Hill of Morga
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Keluche Creek is named for an Indian orphanage established at the rancheria of Indian doctor Keluche once located near the McCloud River and beside the creek now known as Keluche. Keluche Creek flows into Shasta Lake. Charles (Charlie) Kluchi was...
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Keluche Creek is named for an Indian orphanage established at the rancheria of Indian doctor Keluche once located near the McCloud River and beside the creek now known as Keluche. Keluche Creek flows into Shasta Lake. Charles (Charlie) Kluchi was...
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Health issues have kept artist Jeff Vandenburg in seclusion for much of his adult life. In the last 10 years, Vandenburg has focused on both his physical and mental health, developing his artistic abilities and his creative vision. The body of work that he will show for this month's 2nd Saturday ArtHop is a reflection of ar
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"When you free solo, you just don't fall off." So Alex Hannold, the breaker of Yosemite climbing records, tells the Bee. When he puts it that way, it all sounds so simple....
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If you're heading to points north this summer – to beat the Redding heat or take in "Hamlet" in Ashland – consider a stop at the "new" Wayside Grill in Mount Shasta.
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The California Highway Patrol is holding a sobriety checkpoint Saturday at an unspecified location in the unincorporated area of Tehama County.
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Attention drink enthusiasts: There's a new kid on the block in downtown Redding. Kobe Seafood and Steakhouse offers more than just a great selection of Japanese fare.
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Rick Hill is pretty comfortable with a guitar in his hands and he deals with financial markets on a daily basis, but he said the mere idea of ballroom dancing was terrifying.
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This ScienceDaily dispatch describes the coolest technological breakthrough I've seen in a while. Road surfaces can make a big contribution to local air purity. This conclusion can be drawn from the first test results on a road surface of air-purifying...
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We once lived in a 900 sq ft 3/1 for years, so this 1100 sq ft 4/2 sounds livable to us. It seems in the past, people were able to live comfortably in much smaller spaces than we are generally accustomed to today. Why is that? It’s a question worth considering in harsh
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A Vina woman was arrested early today on suspicion of drugs and a weapons charge, according to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office.
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The mayor of Shasta Lake City, Greg Watkins, and Councilwoman Delores Lucero addressed the membership of the Shasta Association of Realtors on June 30 to let us know of their vision for the future o
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The stock of the Skilled Healthcare nursing home chain collapsed after a Humboldt County jury this week hit the company with a huge damage award in a class-action suit, following one of the county's longest civil trials. From the Eureka...
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I received a call from Lynette Gooch of River Cities Paranormal Society, NorCal Chapter. It seems she had run across an entry in another blog post I wrote about a Redding house for sale with some paranormal qualities. I assured her my post was meant to be entirely tongue in cheek, as it happens. But her intentions were c
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Brief YouTube video of "Bob" sailing his Catalina 250 on Whiskeytown Lake July 6th....
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There is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11a.m. today. Even with the possible showers, expect mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 101, according to the National Weather Service. Low tonight around 70, with a chance of showers and partly cloudy skies.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are acrid, bane and tepid. The idea was sound, a bit of noir, but I’m unsure about the outcome. Criticism is most welcome.He’s In SalesHe rolled a dozen Tramadol tablets in his right hand, his one good hand, and figured the drugs couldn’t help, but they certainl
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You’ve seen those inspirational remodeling shows where some visionary guy buys a dump of a house, and by sweat and by golly he transforms the shack into a dream home in about one hour, no
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What: 4th Annual Dancing with the Stars - Shasta County Style When: July 10 Where: Cascade Theatre Cost: $20 (seniors and youth) and $25 (general admission) Shasta Women’s Refuge will hold the 4th Annual Dancing with the Stars - Shasta County Style on Satur…
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Popular technology will now help Americans verify what they eat is safe. The U.S. Government’s Products Recall app for the Android smartphone is now available at the revamped USA.gov website, and the apps f
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The Palo Cedro guitar and music shop Music Max will celebrate its second year anniversary with a “2 Year Music Bash” all day Sunday (July 11) at the Gaia
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Is Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko a mercenary, taking federal cash to pursue marijuana growers while his department’s budget cuts leave more serious crimes unaddressed?
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Rich Trumka — the AFL-CIO president intercepts any attempted honorific with an easy, “Call me Rich” — comes armed with charts. His first one is, literally, in shades of gray. Its message is anything but.
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I think Shasta Lake City Council member Dolores Lucero is incompetent. She is dangerous and damaging to our city. It is time for her to go.
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After 17 years as Shasta College's first and only head of campus security, Rhonda Nehr is retiring.
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In its crusade to purify the water pouring into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a Stockton-based nonprofit sport fishing group is targeting storm water coming from Redding's dump.
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Ten months ago, Lorraine Montana was another local personal trainer, who exercised for personal well-being on the side. But then her husband, Jim, a former amateur bodybuilder, suggested she give figure competition a try. Now, she is looking to become a pro figure competitor.
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The Humboldt Crabs are the standard for summer collegiate baseball when it comes to the West Coast League Tri-State. THe Redding Colt .45s aspire to that kind of success. But for now, winning a series from the Crabs would be enough.
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After his wife was airlifted off Mt. Shasta on Sunday, Mike Ludwig made the solemn trek off the mountain to rejoin her at the hospital in the city below.
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In 1910: Mammoth’s baghouse was working like a charm and the white clouds of sulphurous smoke was no longer coming from the tall smokestacks that have stood like landmarks at the smelter ever since it was built. In addition, smoke was no longer emitted from the large ventilating shafts that topped the baghouse on the
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Happy Valley Union School District has hired a new superintendent.
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A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service representative talked with children about fish at the Redding Library.
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Two men accused of operating what state prosecutors claim was an elaborate real estate and investment Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands of investors out of an estimated $200 million learned Wednesday when they are to stand trial.
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A $3.8 million contract has been awarded to a Redding firm to build a new sheriff's substation and temporary City Council chambers in Shasta Lake.
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Take this quiz on whooping cough to learn more about this contagious disease.
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We previously have written about the processes of mourning, touching on the various stages and how people cope through the serious illness and/or loss of a loved one. We follow that up with looking more closely at the "death of our identity" and the grieving process.
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Did you know that mental health problems affect almost every family in America? We all need to take care of our mental health. Here are some things you can do to help take care of yourself.
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Music Max will offer a free music camp open to all ages from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at its location at 9472 Cedro Lane in Palo Cedro.
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Happy Birthday, Frida. She was strong, smart, beautiful, passionate and a great artist. Her power is obvious. She still touches many lives and hearts. Women still look to her to understand how we might unfurl our flags. Oh, that we could be so bold and sure. Oh, that we could light up Coyoacan with our [...]
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A Redding family has sued the Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District alleging that the district's canal ruptured twice in 2009 flooding their home and property.
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Below is a partial guide that will help you identify the dominant features of your home and connect it with the appropriate sytle. Is your home a traditional one, cape cod, craftman, tutor?Which one's your favorite? What type of home did you grow up in? Art Deco:Known for their flat roofs, m
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Ever wondered why Medal of Honor winners these days never live to shake the hands of worthless schlubs like me and the rest of the international keyboard brigade? Me too. But it's at least possible that might change, The Washington...
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SACRAMENTO -- With California's whooping cough outbreak escalating, 75-year-old Gloria Coleman asked her doctor for the adult booster shot, a new vaccine that public health doctors hope will break the cycle of a sometimes-fatal disease.
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A severe thunderstorm warning was issued late this afternoon by the National Weather Service in Sacramento for southeastern Shasta County and northeastern Tehama County.
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Sparks from an arcing power pole started a small grass fire this afternoon in an area of high fire danger off North Market Street.
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Emergency personnel were being sent this afternoon to a reported traffic accident involving a bicyclist.
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Mike Meno of the Marijuana Policy Project reads this weekend's Wall St. Journal story about how Shasta County is continuing -- using federal money -- its campaign against marijuana growing to mean that the county is only doing it for...
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ANDERSON -- Firefighters are fighting a blaze burning in blackberries and grass in Anderson, the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
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Every time my wife has a cold, I get a little annoyed by having to belly up to the pharmacy counter, show ID, and sign for the high-octane, pseudoephedrine-based medicines. But the restrictions on cold medicine, aimed at restricting the...
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I received a request from a reader asking if I knew where this buffalo ranch was located. I don't. It was supposedly located beside or near old Hwy. 99 somewhere "north" of Redding and a place that also housed mountain...
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Tehama County Sheriff's officials are looking for a man suspected of trying to kidnap a 2-year-old boy during a wedding reception.
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Every time my wife has a cold, I get a little annoyed by having to belly up to the pharmacy counter, show ID, and sign for the high-octane, pseudoephedrine-based medicines. But the restrictions on cold medicine, aimed at restricting the...
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I had not known that the Legislature passed a bill applying Prop. 2's rules for so-called "cage free" egg production to out-of-state producers who sell in California, but the L.A. Times reports that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the bill...
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Happy Valley Union School District has hired a new superintendent.
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Ten percent of Tehama County is estimated to have a script for medical marijuana and Corning's THC collective is thriving, despite police pushback. It even won a medal, in SF, for its product. Excerpt from a blog by a pseudonymous...
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Back in April, the Shasta County Regional Transportation Planning Board heard a presentation from state air-quality officials about SB 375, a law that encourages denser growth as a tool to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The new law has caused a...
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The government now owns nearly half of all foreclosed housing the US. This duplex is a Fannie Mae seized asset. There are not all that many residential incom
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Expect sunny and hot temperatures today, with a high near 99, according to the National Weather Service. Clouds are expected to roll in tonight along with an overnight low of 67, according to the National Weather Service.
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AND EVERY WEDNESAY NIGHT, EXCEPT THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH.WE WILL BE AT 2515 PARK MARINA DRIVE, SUITE 203, 7 OCLOCK.PLEASE COME AND HELP FIGHT THE IN-JUSTICE IN FAMILY COURT.
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I’m working on a 3WW piece, but got bogged down. Figured a good way to open up was with OneWord – 60 second time limit and a single word.ChaosIt wasn’t his theory, but felt like scientists came up with it especially for him. One thing leads to another, and first there’s a wink in a bar and the vibr
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I’m clearing out my inbox while waiting for the next World Cup game to begin. For me, soccer is akin to speed skating, gymnastics and diving. They’re all sports to which I pay very close attention for a short period every four years. But then the World Cup or Olympics e…
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During the preparation phase for the “North State to Haiti” adventure, nurse Libby Hernandez was true to the “what’s-good-for-them,” not “what’s-good-for-you” mindset of relief ai
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Wayne LaFlower loaded up his treasures in a plastic bin, put them on a cart and hauled them down to the Treasure Hunters Roadshow in Redding.
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The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) recently made some changes to the selection process for the State Championship Football Bowl Games, and the Northern Section stands to benefit.
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Anderson High School football will hold its Big Blue Foundation 110% Club Dinner fundraiser Aug. 14
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Dear Lynne: Thai vegetable curry is my goal and I am not getting there. I started with a packaged curry paste -- that was pure hellfire. The Thai cookbook on your site has recipes that look like they'll take days. Right now the local vegetables are great, but it's hot, humid and I need a killer recipe that's not going to
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People who remember the old comic strip “Peanuts” will recall an often repeated situation where Lucy offers to hold a football for Charlie Brown to kick. Then, as Charlie comes running up to kick it, Lucy snatches away the ball and Charlie Brown loses his balance and goes crashing on his backside.
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My family and I have attended the Redding fireworks for almost 20 years. Once again we witnessed a beautiful display of Americana. The fireworks were marvelous, awe-inspiring. They made my heart swell with pride. The only thing that we wished was present during the celebration was the Shasta College Community Band.
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How’s this for bureaucratic runaround?
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The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus, spinning a column out of an interview with the AFL-CIO's Rich Trumka, shows an odd gap in her historical knowledge -- one rare for a normally astute writer. The conversation begins with the ever-growing gap...
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For most teenagers, the weeks-long liberation from school has begun. They now have something many adults can only dream of: time on their hands.
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Greg Parish was so outraged by a recent Redding City Council decision to raise utility rates that he’s taken out papers to run for one of the three seats on the dais up for grabs in November.
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Q: How should I handle a situation like this? My store frequently has sales in which the ad states “4 boxes of crackers for $5 — must buy four to receive $5 total price for all four.” This would be fine, but this store will only accept three like coupons for the crackers in the same transaction! Of course
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North State Marketplace: July 7, 2010
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The owners of a Weaverville lumber mill have sued the local water district alleging that when a fire erupted inside the building last fall, workers tried to put it out, but there wasn’t enough water pressure.
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After closing part of Civic Center Drive for almost three hours Tuesday, a bomb squad determined a suspicious package left in the parking lot of the California Department of Motor Vehicles office in Redding was a box of trash.
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Despite their recent calls for a Shasta Lake City Council member’s ouster, the former mayor says she and her husband are not trying to launch a recall effort to remove Dolores Lucero.
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Some pictures to help keep you cool today! Just before the ski park closed we ran up the mountain with this senior to do some cool collages. He's an awesome snow boarder and also made these ramps so it was very special for him to have photos taken with them. They took Tommy up on a snow mobile and they had a blast! Here's 2
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Having received more than my share of traffic tickets in the past few years and finally learned to mellow out on the road, I've reluctantly come to the conclusion that fines are an effective whack across the nose with a...
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I'm baffled by this Reuters/Ipsos poll about California's global-warming law, AB 32, which an initiative on the November ballot would suspend. Calbuzz quotes a Reuters story: The survey also found a wide disparity between the parties about the state's climate...
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Men at Work (remember them?) are going to have to give up a portion of their royalties for their big Eighties hit "Down Under," a judge agreeing that the flute solo was based on "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum...
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A 63-year-old Redding man was arrested today on suspicion of embezzling more than $7,000 from Shascade Community Services, police announced this afternoon.
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Two LA filmmakers were in town recently investigating an alleged "cover-up" of chem-trails and "geo-engineering" in Shasta County. Here's a link to their YouTube video....
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A bomb squad determined a suspicious package left in the parking lot of the California Department of Motor Vehicles office in Redding was a box of trash.
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The Rapids 10U team had three shutouts during the tournament
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Apparently so according to the California Taxpayers Association(Cal Tax) reporting on recent election victories for bonds, hotel, parcel, sales and utility taxes. 44 of 64 local tax measures passed on the June 8 ballot with three more remaining too close to call. Based on these results, expect more cities up and down th
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The following story was printed in an unknown local newspaper dated Sept. 24, 1885: "The Supervisors of Shasta county have granted to the Redding Boom and Lumber Company permission to clear portions of the Sacramento and Pitt rivers of their...
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This flattering feature in the Press Republican of Plattsburgh, N.Y., doesn't mention heart surgeon Anne Cahill's highly promoted but relatively brief stint at Shasta Regional a couple of years - and a couple of jobs -- back. PLATTSBURGH --...
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A Santa Clara woman died Sunday after a tumbling rock hit her in the torso while she was climbing Mt. Shasta
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Drunken driving was up this weekend over last year, law enforcement officials said today.
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California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection engines are going to a small grass fire on Millville Plains Road at Sprig Way.
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From the WSJ: In a July 3 front-page article about pursuing marijuana growers, the second sentence of the first paragraph was omitted. The paragraph, datelined Igo, Calif., should have read: Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko, his budget under pressure in...
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When Jello calls one must respond. My local grocery store happened to have Jello as a featured sale item. I bought four large packages but only after a visit to my favorite thrift shop to pick up a couple of molds. It’s the kind of thrift shop where jello moulds would almost certainly be in stock.  The [...]
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Get used to these three words: sunny and hot. That's what the weather has been, and that's where they will be again this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
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I got some new ink.It's an old typewriter font called Adler."scribe' is more about who and what I am.
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The most important thing to know about artist Kim Piazza is that she is serious as all-get-out about garbage. Tires, aluminum, pipes, any kind of waste that is a byproduct of the human impact on the planet, can creep its way into he
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For an hour, I’ve been sitting at the window in my daughter’s kitchen watching a monstrous mass of water vapor swallow up Monterey Bay.
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The news is mostly bad when it comes to California schools and the money to run them, and it was no exception last week when the state Department of Education reported that seven of Shasta County’s 25 school districts are facing financial troubles severe enough that they might have trouble paying their bills within
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It’s almost as if the Board of Regents that runs the University of California can’t wait to fire a warning shot across the figurative bow of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the state Legislature and the candidates now running for those positions.
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Letters to the Editor: July 6, 2010
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A physician’s assistant who sued, alleging a Redding surgeon angrily threw a drill at him in surgery, dropped his lawsuit after the doctor countersued, alleging slander.
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Longtime Redding conservative local political activist Gary Cadd announced he’ll make a second bid this fall for one of three open City Council seats.
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A bill that would have banned hunters from using lead shot on state wildlife areas has been killed in committee.
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Former state Sen. Maurice Johannessen of Redding knows all about government regulations and bureaucratic red tape.
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North State in Brief: July 6, 2010
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Other than a couple of post-fireworks fights and an uptick in DUI arrests, state law enforcement agencies reported a tranquil Independence Day weekend.
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Today in History: July 6, 2010
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An $80 million dam removal project that is expected to open up 48 miles of salmon and steelhead habitat on two forks of Battle Creek has gotten underway, officials say.
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Alanna Payne won the June Dad & Me photo contest with a picture of her daughter, Trinity, acting like a little diva.
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Bethel Church’s musical arm is making strong headway in the charts.
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Have you made your appointment yet?? Senior Portrait Sessions for July are close to gone so make sure you check our online booking or call to day to schedule your session with the 50% off deal! 223-5456
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Don't try this -- unless you're really prepared. Summiting the Volcano, Mt. Shasta California from Ryan Commons on Vimeo....
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This web site actually highlights a good-paying private-sector job right here in Redding. Excerpt: Some job seekers may be surprised to learn that some of the best job growth in the US is expected to be in an 'old economy'...
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Firefighters have limited grass fire near Enterprise Park in east Redding to a quarter acre.
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Carnegie’s & HawkMan Studios and anewscafe.com invite you to the ArtHop After-pARTy Live Music by Muletown   Muletown is an “unp
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Firefighters have contained a blaze reported near 2550 Radio Ln. off Breslauer Way in southwest Redding.
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I made this yesterday to go with the BBQ chicken and it turned out really well. I tweaked the recipe (from Epicurious) a little: instead of the bagged slaw mix I chopped 1/2 a head of green cabbage (those bags are expensive and the veggies in them were chopped a few days ago!). I cut the oil called for in half. And I used s
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The following story is from the Red Bluff Tocain(?) newspaper dated Oct. 7, 1882: "Harry DeGas, who came down from Anderson Sunday, gives us the following picture of a fierce tornado which visited that section of Shasta County last week:...
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In David Benda's story this morning, Stillwater Business Park pitchman John Troughton seemingly disses longtime Redding economic development honcho Jim Zauher, characterizing Stillwater's pre-opening promotion as ""a rather cool job of treading water." Then Benda quotes the city of Redding's...
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Q. Do you believe democracy is a blessing? If so what are our moral obligations — if any — to participate? The congregational system, on which the United Church of Christ is based, is a fully democratic system. We lift democracy up as the only truly fair system of governance. The basic concept that the wisdom of rule co
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My most recent evil anti-unimaginative holiday blog post gave rise to a fun discussion about Jello creations this weekend. It took place on Facebook, a new holiday gathering tradition. My sister-in-law (that is the first time I’ve ever been able to use that phrase and it’s kind of a rush♥) responded to my
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DUI arrests in Shasta County this Independence Day holiday weekend have surged ahead of last year's, according to a press statement.
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Police broke up a fight that erupted Sunday evening near the Redding Convention Center just after the Freedom Festival fireworks ended, according to a press statement.
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The northern Sacramento Valley can expect another hot, rather breezy day to wrap up the Independence Day holiday weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Afternoon temperatures should peak around 103 degrees across the valley floor. Steady north winds could blow to 17 mph with gusts to 21 mph, according to foreca
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It was so hot the other day, I saw a dog chasing a cat … and they were both walkin’. Let’s face it, we caught a break in June with fairly mild temperatures. We can’t expect Ju
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Sean Randall works primarily in traditional oils and acrylics, but has tried to develop a particularly non-traditional style to express his love of color and form. He began painting in 2003 with p
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Ahhh, June. The rain is gone, the bugs are buzzing, and there is adequate light to bar-b-que at 9 p.m. (just when it begins to cool off). I don’t know about you, but I started wearing sunscreen in mid May; my skin always needs a little time to adjust to the &#822…
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Three months ago most members of Congress were focused on fixing the economy, getting America back to work. That has changed. The deficit hawks have taken over. For them curbing deficit spending is more important than getting people back to work. This is not a new argument. It was the dominant argument throughout the Gre
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Suppose a family follows the best financial advice and refinances a mortgage to a lower interest rate. If a job loss or business failure forces them into foreclosure, should a little-understood legal technicality leave them owing tens — potentially even hundreds — of thousands of dollars in “deficiency
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The Stillwater Business Park Road Show is coming home.
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Law enforcement agencies targeting Shasta and Tehama county motorists suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs report making fewer arrests so far this Independence Day holiday weekend than during the same period last year.
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The hard-hitting Shasta County Trojans advanced Sunday in the annual Carson City Fourth of July Midnight Madness Baseball Tournament in Nevada.
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Here’s a look at what’s open and closed Monday, July 5, in observance of the Fourth of July.
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Today in History: July 5, 2010
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Redding’s annual Freedom Festival had drawn a couple hundred people to the sun-soaked Convention Center lawn by midafternoon Sunday.
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North state in brief: July 5, 2010
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Redding firefighters extinguished a small spot fire near Orchard Supply Hardware that was reportedly started by fireworks tonight.
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Maybe Ted Arman will have better luck than Yours Truly -- all I've ever gotten back from the White House is a form letter sent no less than six months later. Arman e-mailed me his July 1 epistle: Dear Mr....
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We went up to Mt Shasta again this year for Independence Day. We did the fun walk. The t-shirt color was red this year. We are a sea of red. The weather was excellent, as usual. It’s a serious run for some, and people come from around the country.
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Judging by the applause from the crowd in front of the Stage Door, the most popular entry in the annual Mount Shasta 4th of July parade (just concluded)....
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Iggy Pop impressed me before I ever heard his music. I saw his picture in Creem Magazine and before that in my fave teen music mag, Teenset. It became Aum as the 60s got more and more psychedelic. He looked great and you would have caught a whiff of his wild boy reputation even if Raw Power had never thrumbed your [..
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That Irish lass marzut posed a question I didn't really have a definitive answer for: is there a special national dish for July 4, like there is for Thanksgiving?My best guess was that anything cooked on a bar
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Law enforcement agencies targeting Shasta and Tehama County motorists suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs report making fewer arrests so far this Independence Day holiday weekend than during the same period last year, according to a press statement.
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Ah, delight on a hot Fourth of July to know that I can stay indoors and experience my own alterna-celebration. Why? Because every day  should be a celebration of life. Anyone who really knows me understands my holiday kink. I can’t repeat the greasy, forced, unimaginative, jello-laden holiday tropes of my forebear
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Independence Day will bring seasonably hot temperatures and more gusty north winds to the northern Sacramento Valley, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures this afternoon will hit 100 degrees across the valley floor. Steady north winds will blow up to 16 mph, while gusts may hit 24 mph, according to foreca
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While you are all enjoying your holiday weekend, remember that parents and children out there are kept away from each other for no real reason, by the court, an entity that is supposed to protect and serve us.All some mothers and fathers can do is fantasize what it would be like to play and swim and bbq with their chi
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
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The Klamath Basin is one of America’s treasured landscapes. It is a place of beauty and it offers its abundance to farmers, fisherman, ranchers, Indian tribes, landowners, recreation interests and the public in general. But there is also ample evidence that much of this historical abundance has reached its limit.
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The formal filing period doesn’t even start until July 12, but already a crowded field is warming up for the November race for Redding City Council. The large, diverse slate of candidates — at least 10 candidates, including two incumbents, for three seats — will foster the serious debate that the city n
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The smaller Redding’s bank account gets, the more personal the budget fights.
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A Google search of “Obama” and “narcissist” results in some 1,260,000 links detailing the current hot-button relationship between the two words.
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The Fourth of July is not all about fireworks. The hoopla in the sky is the pretty part, but there is a deeper meaning that is the substance of it all. It simply has to do with being an American and what that really means. The fireworks and our flag plus the patriotism that goes with them are symbols of our nation and the
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Parents always find it a challenge searching various ways to keep their kids active during the long summer break. Here are some local programs that can engage them while school's out.
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Two north state stores offer ways to help consumers be more environmentally friendly while also finding good deals on quality used furniture and other items.
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I've had a good relationship with the 3M real estate department for many years while I was with the Economic Development Corp. of Shasta County and was pleased last year when I was asked to assist them with their new project north of Redding.
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One of the most common and frustrating aspects of owning personal and business computers is the loss of files when things break or viruses destroy them.
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Jessie Lynn Thorpe and Scott Thorpe of Klamath Falls, Ore., were married June 19, 2010, at Creekside Grove in Lewiston. The bride is the daughter of Jesse and Rosemarie Cox of Lewiston. The groom is the son of Darrel and Jean Andersen of St. Helens, Ore.; and Bruce and Shirley Thorpe of Redding.
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An Aug. 28, 2010, wedding is planned for Severena Skreen and Clinton Lingo, both of Seattle, Wash., in Portland, Ore. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jorie and Jeff Skreen of Wilsonville, Ore. She is a 2006 graduate of Wilsonville High School in Wilsonville, Ore., and is attending Seattle Pacific University in Seattle
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Krystal Sanchez and Brian Davis were married June 5, 2010, at the Clear Creek Gorge Overlook in Redding. The Rev. Roger Garrett officiated. The bride is the daughter of the late Myrna Sanchez and the late Lafayette Donahue. The groom is the son of Donald and Lorna Davis of Anderson.
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Q: How do you think the financial services industry will change if Congress demands broker dealers meet the same fiduciary standard required of investment advisers?
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Evie Dye celebrated her 100th birthday at a dinner hosted by her children June 12, 2010, at Cattleman's Steakhouse in Redding. More than 90 family members attended the party. They came from Minnesota, Texas, Idaho, Oregon and Southern California. Nine of her 11 children were able to attend.
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A July 24, 2010, wedding is planned for Abigail Backstrom and Craig Yeager, both of Cottonwood, at Clear Creek Ranch in Happy Camp. The bride-elect is the daughter of Wendy Backstrom of Suisun City; and Tom and Holly Voorhees-Pasquini of Redding. She is a 2007 graduate from California State University, Chico, with a bache
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I am optimistic that by now you have come up with a theme that has changed the entire look of one room in your home. Here's hoping that it was a fun, inexpensive project and that the end result is unique. Strive to be your own person, a leader if you will and find a decorating style that brings happiness to your home!
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Dear Straight Talk: Our stepdad is a very heavy smoker and heavy drinker, and his smoke permeates our small apartment. My sister and I stick to our room with the door closed and window open as much as we can. It helps some, but not that much. His attitude is, "I pay the rent and I'll smoke if I want. Anybody who doesn't li
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An Aug. 7, 2010, wedding is planned by Jenny Lea Carithers and Billy Ray Price, both of Springdale, Ark., at the Garden Room in Fayetteville, Ark. The bride-elect is the daughter of Lindsey Carithers of North Little Rock, Ark.; and Lynn and Dana Weaks of Johnson City, Tenn. She is a 2004 graduate of the Sam M. Walton Colleg
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The Better Business Bureau wants to know whether Ashley Furniture Homestore intends to stay in business after the liquidation sale it’s been holding since late May runs its course.
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Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part Cop Talk series on speed limit laws. The series will be continued over the next two Sundays.
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Dear Babe: We found a Jackie Robinson card in my sister’s belongings after she died. It was in a wallet. It’s in great condition. The photocopy is red, but the card is black and white.
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North State in Brief: July 4, 2010
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A faulty water heater sparked a fire that destroyed a double-wide mobile home and a travel trailer Saturday afternoon just north of Hat Creek on Highway 89, leaving as many as 15 people without a home.
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On Father’s Day my two sons and I went up on Iron Gate Lake perch fishing. We had a great day reeling in fish every two or three minutes. Later, we had the reward of eating these luscious fish.
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Pump it up. Cinch the seat in place. Now, push off into the rapids.
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Forget the Fourth of July, it was time to celebrate Saturday at the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson on the third of July.
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Please people, don’t feed the animals.
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Before venturing into deep woods to battle summer blazes, federal firefighters this season will devise specific plans for rescuing severely injured co-workers.
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Late-inning heroics by the Shasta Lake Bass offense fell short before a stunned and confused crowd at Wynne Price Field during the Shasta Lake Bass Fourth of July Baseball Classic on Saturday.
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The old rail lines linking McCloud and Burney could give way to a 57-mile trail.
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The Redding Diamondbacks fell to the Colusa Cats 17-8 in the championship game of the Ninth Annual Shasta Lake Bass Summer Fourth of July Baseball Classic at Wynne Price Field Saturday night.
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A bear of a young man, Andrew “Andy” Jackson Palmer was set to work a hard three months fighting fires before starting school at Montana State University.
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RED BLUFF — Authorities discovered the body of a man in Reeds Creek this afternoon.
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A 20-year-old Sacramento man was arrested today on suspicion of robbing a woman of her purse inside Winco Foods on Old Alturas Road.
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Added patrols for drunken drivers in Shasta County yielded seven arrests in their first day during the Fourth of July weekend.
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A mobile home fire close to Hat Creek this afternoon threatened to spread to nearby forest and forced the closure of Highway 89 for about an hour and half.
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The following lively announcement was printed in the Shasta Courier newspaper on 5-13-1854 giving everyone plenty of advance notice of the July 4th extravaganza planned at the Tower House Hotel: "...I WOULD ANNOUNCE TO THE PUBLIC that every preparation is...
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“Red dirt and rocks,” is how Raymond Miller describes his 10 acre organic farm out off Bowman Road in Cottonwood. For 28 years, Ray has found the hard row was the right road for him. Chard, onions, turnips, and squash of all sorts are for sale today. “I started out with kiwi, 28 years ago.&
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Fire crews quickly snuffed a small brush fire this morning on Rhonda Road near Lynn Hart Drive.
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The day before the Fourth of July should be sunny with a high near 95 degrees. The holiday itself should be just as sunny and even more hot, with a of 99, according to the National Weather Service. North winds are expected to blow through the weekend at about 17 mph and gusts hitting up to 26 mph. Sun and heat are expecte
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The people who operate Grocery Outlet have really good taste. They get the most wonderful things and the fact that when you see something you like you may not see it again, gives shopping there the thrill of second handing. These beautiful gladioli came in 3 foot stalks, five or six to a bundle. The were [...]
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Looks like a bargain price for this 2006 built 3801 sq ft 4/2.5 Tuscan inspired McMansion, plopped like a stucco cowpie in the middle of 4.7 acres of the most fertile farmland in North America. We recall Holstein Lane when it was Amen Dairy
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"We make California look as if it's run by penurious accountants who sit in rooms trying to put together an honest budget all day." Just when I think our state's problems look unresolvable, I read the news and think, "Hey,...
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A pair of big defensive plays kept the Redding Colt .45s in contention in a long, scoreless shootout.
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Like a good number of people who came of age in the ’60s, I’ve spent much of my life questioning authority. Except in one area — my doctor’s office. Maybe I watched too many episodes of “Ben Casey,” “Dr. Kildare” or “Marcus Welby, M.D.” Doctor knows best and all
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The north state is facing the hardest times it has endured in most residents’ memory. The Shasta County Board of Supervisors has dramatically slashed spending, cutting vital services and its workers’ pay alike. Amid such a genuine financial crisis, is the county really planning to spend $43 million on bike t
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A 37-year-old Shasta County man was sentenced Friday to more than 14 years in prison after earlier pleading guilty to residential burglary and other related charges.
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Even when I was working in a major metropolitan area like Los Angeles or San Francisco, I did not hesitate to issue a citation to anyone who threw a cigarette out a vehicle window. It could have been pouring down rain and concrete for the next five square miles, but the act of doing this was what got me “inflamed.”
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North State Marketplace: July 3, 2010
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DUNSMUIR A group trying to recall the mayor and vice mayor has gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the November ballot.
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Officially, there is a signing period for college recruits.
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The Redding Diamondbacks hit their way into the Shasta Lake Bass Tournament finals with wins over the Westside Braves and Eureka Dukes at Big League Dreams on Friday.
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The South County Sun Devils found out the hard way that their weakness during tournaments is their depth at pitching.
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The iconic Big Wheels restaurant in Shingletown will finally rise from the ashes and could start serving customers by the end of the year.
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The U.S. Forest Service rejected Shasta County’s appeal of its controversial road plan for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, saying the county didn’t raise any new concerns.
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A hotel on Larkspur Lane helped building valuation in June reach its highest monthly total to date this year in Redding.
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A former Redding radio personality and local musician died at a Red Bluff hospital Thursday after being arrested for suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
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About 30 middle school students from China are visiting Redding for the next couple weeks to learn to speak English and learn about American culture.
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DeWayne Little got an e-mail this week letting him know his pay is being cut to $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage.
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But Vanity Fair's gallery of "Architecture's Modern Marvels" -- the most important (whatever that means, to architects) buildings since 1980 -- is pretty stunning. My personal favorite? Preferring the low-key to the monumental, I'm torn between the Church of the...
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This is really hard for me to grasp. Planning Commission meetings are a notorious forum for lengthy citizen griping about everything under the sun related to growth. Don't get me wrong, their reason for being is to hear from the...
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A wanted Redding parolee was arrested today on suspicion of robbing a recycling stand and stealing a car at knife-point earlier in the week.
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I think our assemblyman is a little misleading in harping on higher taxes and spending in this Op-Ed, as the whole point is to still require a two-thirds vote for higher taxes. Still, here's his take on Proposition 25. Free...
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."dr" quessed it correctly as the Bear Mountain Lookout off Bear Mountain Road. Congratulations "dr"! "dr" wins a $10 gift certificate from River City Java and a nice winner's certificate. Thank you River City Java for our nice prize each...
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Think about insurance, maintenance and repairs when calculating the cost of home ownership.
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Classes, plant exchange planned.
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A Forest Service program in Mount Shasta brings native plants back to places that have been scraped, burned or heavily used. The program includes a greenhouse for growing plants and a display garden for showcasing them.
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Alex Borris of Redding grew carrots with tall tops -- almost 7 feet high. What's up with that?
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"Born on the 4th of July"
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The Siskiyou Arts Council offers youths 12 to 25 a chance to view and discuss films in different genres on three nights and in three different locations in July throughout Siskiyou County.
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Interested in buying delicious fresh, local produce? Look no further than your friendly neighborhood farmers' market! Markets offering a variety of produce can be found throughout Shasta County. Many markets also offer honey, nuts, eggs, homemade treats, tamales, and more.   Redding Farmers' Ma
Earlier this week we sent out some mailers with awesome deals for July, did you get yours? Check your mail box or let us know if you didn't so we can extend the deal to you too! Here's what the front looks like!
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What and where is this structure located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess what and where this structure is located, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City...
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This one in River Ridge just came on market. Looks nice. that’s great neighborhood up past Caldwell Park on Quartz Hill Road. Not far to lots of amenities and Lake Redding Golf. From records, it seems to have last sold in 2005 for $354K. Now you may purchase i
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A former Redding radio personality and local musician died at a Red Bluff hospital Thursday after being arrested for suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
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Craig brought his kiddos over for a swim, and I took a few shots. Cute kids. Swimming is integral to life during a Redding summer. Kids need to be waterproof here.
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Attention banks and government: This is Earth calling! The number of bank owned and government seized homes for sale has spiked up steadily since June. After hovering regularly around 150 or so for sale on any given day for most of the first half of the year, check out the stats in the sidebar. 220 bank owned or g
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It's a bit early in July to be looking at June numbers, but we noticed bank owned and government seized homes accumulating quantity, and so we ran the numbers for June today. The chart below shows sales over the last 24 n months  in the greater Redding Metro area, roughly from about Shingletown to Whiskeytown, and Lakeh
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Here's some good press, from the San Diego Union-Tribune's "outdoor report": John Poimiroo wasn't on vacation, but he sent a report from the Shasta Lake area that must be shared. "Redding locals are describing Shasta Lake as more beautiful this...
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Could this be the Year of the Woman in Redding? Come November we could have Sandra Speer, Francie Sullivan and Missy McArthur sitting on the city council dais. With money from the Chamber of Commerce, incumbents Patrick Jones and Rick...
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Redding residents will enjoy another day of mild temperatures for this time of year.
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Photo courtesy of Joel McCladdie Redding resident Luanne Park completed the Western States 100-mile endurance run last weekend, and she intends to do it again in June of 2011. Those of yo
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Mad TV is an American sketch comedy show that debuted on FOX in 1995.The show produced probably my favorite mash-up of a children's classic, turning Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer into "Raging Rudolph," a salute to Good Fellas.YEah, we've looked at Mad TV before. But hey, we're going into a long weekend. Here's
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Below is the eligibility criteria for Fannie Mae Loans (revised just this week). Borrowers who are wondering about whether or not they qualify for a H.A.F.A. Short Sale should read on: A borrower is eligible for HAFA (Home Affordable Forelosure Alternatives) if all the following requirements have been met in the l
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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 UPPER HAT CREEK — The creek is still running high but the water remains clear. The fishing was very good this past week and should be great for the upcoming weekend. Worms and salmon eggs fished al
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Snow conditions on Mt. Shasta have made 2010 especially busy for the search-and-rescue teams, and that’s made it a peak year for complaints that climbers who need expensive help on the slopes — whether they’re clueless, careless or merely accident-prone — should bear the cost instead of the taxpay
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Attorney General Eric Holder’s avoidance of the obvious continues the absurd and embarrassing refusal of the Obama administration to acknowledge who out there is trying to kill Americans and why. In fact, it has banned from its official vocabulary the terms jihadist, Islamist and Islamic terrorism.
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The North Humboldt Knights played their way to a 9-4 victory over the host Shasta Lake Bass at the ninth annual Shasta Lake Bass Fourth of July Summer Classic at Big League Dreams on Thursday.
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Patience was essential as the Redding Diamondbacks topped the Gridley Bulldogs 6-3 in the Shasta Lake Bass tournament at Big League Dreams' Pawtucket Field on Thursday.
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North State in Brief: July 2, 2010
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A former city of Redding human resources director has announced she’s running for one of three open City Council seats.
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One word comes to mind when I hear about sports in Redding: passion.
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A fire burned about 8 acres of grass and brush Thursday afternoon near Oasis Road and Gold Hills Drive in north Redding.
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North state marketplace: July 2, 2010
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A 24-year-old firefighter with ties to French Gulch won a prestigious honor last week for helping save the life of a 16-year-old girl last year.
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A transient was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of arson after a number of Dumpster fires were reported near the area of Churn Creek and Old Alturas roads in Redding.
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Mercy Foundation North has received a $2.7 million boost from the estate of a former Sacramento area real estate broker.
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Today in history: July 2, 2010
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The Big Wheels Restaurant at Shingletown no longer exists. It was located a few miles east of downtown on the north side of the highway at 32776 Highway 44.
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Steve Chapman writes the most persuasive dismantling of Chicago's gun-control laws -- the ones the Supreme Court struck down as violating the Constitution -- that I have read, not least for his cool-headed reliance on facts. After the U.S. Supreme...
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That would be my neighbor, Bob Courtney, former longtime city finance director and city manager, who retired from the latter post in 1987. Last week Courtney, 83, had a "valve job," as his eldest son, Robert, Jr., put it, at...
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The well-endowed foundation takes a lot of grief on these boards but this won't happen here thanks to McConnell. From USA Today: Cities across the USA are dousing the fuse on Fourth of July fireworks displays this year because of...
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The Chico News & Review has an eye-opening story about a well-respected Chico real estate developer who, according to a federal indictment, turned to fraud when the market turned south. The heart of the alleged scheme: According to the charges...
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If ever there was a candidate for Redding’s most walkable neighborhood, Parkview would be it. Walk to Safeway, or walk right past the car dealer to Raleys on the new pedestrian friendly Cypress Street Bridge. Walk over to City Hall and the Farmer’s Market, to the
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Yes, there was according to this Shasta Courier newspaper article of 12-26-1883: "COTTON FROM REDDING. Yesterday the Capital Woolen Mills of this city received from a Chinese rancher at Redding eighteen 500-pound bales of very fine cotton raised near there....
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So argues state Democratic Party Chairman Dan Burton, Greg Lucas reports. Without arguing the merits of legalization, Burton said the ballot measure "will turn out people." The pro-Proposition 19 side seems to have the enthusiasm for change on its side....
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This is very cool. ScienceDaily (June 29, 2010) -- Wind turbines may be one of the best renewable energy solutions, but as turbines get larger they also get noisier, become more of an eyesore, and require increasingly larger expanses of...
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For those of you who haven't been following the ongoing debate about the health-care bill, our very own Rep. Wally Herger has been pursuing an effort to repeal it and replace it with a much more modest Republican bill. This...
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... is playing for the author of this Op-Ed in the Chronicle lamenting how budget cuts are hurting even toddlers. Why? Day care cuts? Restrictions on Healthy Families or Med-Cal that prevent the wee'uns from getting medical attention? Reductions in...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are hassle, inject and wealth. I'm late. I'm in the middle of a huge writing project at work.MetamorphosisI’m looking at the injection point with the assistance of my little sister’s Snow White brush-and-mirror set, the silly pink plastic full of green flecks of g
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The first full moon of summer hung in our night skies last weekend - ripe with the promise of the coming full summer season. After our long, cool and damp spring, the North State is slowly heating up - but again nice and slow - the heat so
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Stiletto World Tour by Tonya Gregg A trio of exciting new art exhibits will open at the Red Bluff Art Gallery on Friday, July 3rd with a Reception for the artists from 5 to 8 p.m. A second Reception, complete with live music, will be held on Saturday, July 3rd, from Noon…
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Dennis Smith’s sculpture “Coming Home.” If you’re traveling through Siskiyou County and have a bit of extra time, I suggest stopping at the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden near Weed.
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It's summer. CAMP time. From the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat: Since state CAMP officers arrived in Mendocino County on Monday, 145,000 pot plants have been seized, said spokeswoman Michelle Gregory. Statewide, 705,000 plants have been eradicated, 500,000 of them in Shasta...
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A former Anderson woman pleaded guilty today to child abuse in connection with the death of her 6-week-old daughter.
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A pickup has been reportedly hit from behind by a big-rig truck on Highway 299 East near Round Mountain, according to the California Highway Patrol traffic website.
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So a former Redding resident continues to insist. But the money was, in fact, repaid. No doubt the political attention to the issue helped. An apathetic public might have let it slide, which might have tempted future city councils to...
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A possible river rescue was launched this afternoon after an overturned kayak was spotted floating down the Sacramento River near Riverside Drive and Corto Street in southern Redding.
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Way back in 1922, a building for undertaking purposes was built at South and Pine Streets in Redding by the Home Undertaking Company. This company sold in 1946 to Amos Melinger who operated the Melinger Mortuary at this same site...
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John Harris 35 Meadowview Road Millington, New Jersey 07946 -----An Open Letter to the Good People of Redding, California----- June 30, 2010 Good people of Redding, I have asked Marc Beauchamp to publish in his blog this open letter to...
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My wonderful benefactor interior designer, Chele McKee, has asked for three “Big” donut pillows to add to her lasted project palate. I am stoked, glad and busy. This “Big” donut order came very close to the custom Mick Jagger for the New Jersey Jordan, my Soft Boys key appreciator. Looks like I̵
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Excerpts from a Wall Street Journal Story: Safeway, a national chain based in Pleasanton, Calif., retained Saint (Consulting) to thwart Wal-Mart Supercenters in more than 30 towns in California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii in recent years, according to a Saint...
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Gee, a 1982 built 3/2.5 home of 1971 sq ft in west Redding for only $119,500? There must be a catch, right? There usually is, yes. We are informed the home was ” completely destroyed” somewhere in the foreclosure process. Prior listings were more cheerful, “Near M
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A mini cooling trend starts today in the north state before triple digits make a return by the end of the weekend.
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30 A few weeks ago my kids wanted something different for a sweet treat. We had visited a favorite bakery while in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood last summer, and they had vivid memories of canolis and zuppa inglese. After a three to one battle of…
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The ranger-guided programs at Whiskeytown National Recreation area are in full swing for the summer, and organizers have added two new programs aimed at the youngest park visitors. New programs this year are “It’s All About Nature” story time for pre-school chi…
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Thirty thousand more school teachers laid off this March in California alone, and the nation turns its back on a generation of young, vulnerable students. In doing so, it turns its back on its own future. Just what are the priorities that rule over this country toda…
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A 30-year-old political novice will be the first Mien-American to run for Redding City Council.
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Dear Lynne: My baby back ribs never taste like the ones in restaurants. They are grilled with lots of coals, and I brush on the barbecue sauce. Then they are as dry as tree bark. Usually my cooking is pretty good. Help? -- A Failed Cook Dear Failed Cook: You are not a failure; it's the trick restaurants and barbe
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Record Searchlight readers share their favorite salad recipes.
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Q: Almost all of my coupons say "Limit one coupon per purchase." I tried to get my store to use one coupon for each item purchased but they insist I can only use one coupon for each shopping trip. How can I convince them otherwise?
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The annual Shasta Lake Bass 4th of July Baseball Classic, featuring U17 American Legion teams, starts out on the artificial turf of Big League Dreams, but ends on the grass and dirt of Wynne Price Field in Shasta Lake City.
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The NorCal Heat and the Shasta Magic are combining forces to run an AAU-sanctioned summer league.
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Chase Boontjer is looking to get some national exposure to add to his polished Northern Section wrestling resume. The Foothill High School senior is lining up a summer schedule to best position him to do that.
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Chico and Enterprise are 1-2 among top athletic programs for the past year.
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Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has decided that the Second Amendment to the Constitution means that individual Americans have a right to bear arms, what can we expect?
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Letters to the Editor, June 30, 2010
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50-Word Dash: June 30, 2010
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It will be interesting to find what, if anything, the Russians learned from what seems to be an elaborate and basically unnecessary attempt to ingratiate a group of spies into American society.
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Redding firefighters quickly extinguished a fire Tuesday afternoon off Paris Avenue near Sequoia Middle School in Redding.
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A couple years ago, Craig and I played an evening parking lot gig in Anderson in July. Because my husband has a bit of a sadistic streak, he brought a thermometer onstage, and at the time we finished our 2-hour set, the temperature was 109 degrees. The restaurant is long gone, (I don't think THAT was our fault), but the me
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It appears that Michael Cogan was admonished by "Safe at Home" last week with a letter expressing their disgust for his continued disregard for the "Safe at Home" program guidelines when serving Ms. kitkowski.The court received a letter as well, because "Teflon Jack Halpin" also ignores the "S
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No matter what happens, I tell myself, "it's going in the blog." Today was one of those days.Now you understand, California and all 58 counties are in a financial crisis, right? You're heard about it. It's been on the news. Big stuff. We Shasta County employees are now getting 3.5% less in our paychecks. Blah bl
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As of 3:30 this afternoon the following folks have taken out papers to run for the three open Redding city council seats: Rick Bosetti Sou Saechao Steve Hobson Francie Sullivan More to come: Patrick Jones, Gary Cadd, Ken Murray (?),...
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Firefighters contained today a half-acre brush fire off Paris Avenue near Sequoia Middle School in Redding, a spokesman for the Redding Fire Department said.
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Four-minute-plus drum solo by Kenji Kato at Old City Hall, via YouTube:...
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Police were searching this afternoon for a man suspected of robbing a recycling stand and then pulling a knife on a man when the suspect crashed his car.
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A Redding man suspected in a beating and drive-by shooting earlier this month turned himself in to the Fortuna Police Department Friday.
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Hey Guys... can you believe it, we are only 5 days away from our Big River Spiritual Adventure.
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I was surfing the web this morning and familiarizing myself with new content on our local Board of Realtors website. I found our "pledge" to be refreshing, timely and appropriate as we get into the spirit of 4th of July. Our pledge... Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely al
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When 'big wheels' were invented in 1875 by Silas Overpack in Michigan, the loggers said the wheel had been re-invented. The wheels were a boon to them because it was a much easier way to haul logs out of the...
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We recall this FDotD home when it was listed for over a million and seemed worth it. Now you can get it for probably less than replacement costs to build. Stanford Hills is one of the most upscale gated communities in Northern California, and the buyer here will have some great n
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Sierra Pacific Industries will retool its sawmill in Sonora with plans to open the revamped plant with 130 employees in May 2011, the Anderson-based company announced today.
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From U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: WASHINTON, D.C. June 28, 2010 - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $6,839,497.50 contract under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 for...
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He’s done. He’s oddly lanky. It’s that freakishly long  torso. I love The Rolling Stone’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus but dread the Stones performance a bit for Brian looking so swollen, dazed and sausage-like but most especially for being exposed to Mick’s weird torso. I’m stilted,
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Media Blackout of Supreme Court “Battle” MRC Analysis: ABC, CBS and NBC Virtually Ignore Kagan Controversies; No Soundbites from Conservative Groups By: Rich Noyes | View PDF Version June 24, 2010 09:46 ET I HAVE TO SAY>>>> If Rosie O’donnell and Lou Costello ever had a kid, this is wh
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A pickup went off the road this morning near Brookdale and Whitmore roads east of Redding.
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For the first time since last week, the mercury may not break the 100-degree mark today in Redding.
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Lani Kitkowski had a court date set for Monday 6/28, on Friday 6/25, at a few minutes before 5:00 Judge Halpin's office called Ms. Kitkowski and told her that Halpin would be on vacation and moved her back 15 days.Ms. kitkowski may lose her place to live, because of this move, and once again placed in harms way by thi
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No back story, just something I was thinking about.FirefliesThe evening is sultry, making most movements painfully slow. Thunderheads gather in the distance, and it’s a sign, a promise to break in the heat, but the rising clouds carry the potential for destruction.Families spill out onto porches in
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I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t completely in love with Italy.  There may not be a single drop of Italian blood in my American mongrel veins, but I’m Italian on the inside.  I can’t help but feel a connection when I hear the langua…
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In a world where most workers are increasingly worried about their jobs, taking lunch has become something of a “lost art.”  The reason I bring up this issue is that when asked, many of my salaried co-workers will tell you that they either eat at their d…
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In 1910: Shasta County voters were registering much earlier than in previous years. The number registered to date were Republicans 1,871, Democrats 1,163, Socialists 177, Prohibitionists 14, Independents 8 and decline to state 241.
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If I had a nickel for every time I did something that I knew for sure I was going to regret, I'd have a whole lot of nickels.
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It was my privilege to testify before the California Commission on the Status of Women when they met in Redding on June 18. The commissioners were gracious in the way they received my testimony and the Record Searchlight gave front page coverage to the hearing, and my role in it. Although I attribute no malice to the report
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The Shasta County grand jury is like a doctor who sees patients only after they've fallen sick. It can prescribe a course of treatment, sure, but all too often a spoonful of preventive medicine would have averted the trouble in the first place.
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For many years, one justification for giving generous pensions and other benefits to public employees was that their pay was below what most of them could get in the private sector. Rich pensions were seen as a recruiting tool, one way to get top people into government and keep them there.
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Advance Power Inc., a store that sells a full line of solar, hydro and wind products, will celebrate its grand opening Thursday in Redding.
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The Shasta College football team draws a tough 2010 schedule that features Northern California powerhouses Butte and Santa Rosa.
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The Redding Colt .45s beat the Southern Oregon RiverDawgs 6-3 in the final game of a three-game series on Sunday to avoid a sweep.
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Forget what the council's asking for (and may or may not get) in Red Bluff. Check out the news out from once-booming Ireland: Politicians here have raised taxes and cut salaries for nurses, professors and other public workers by up...
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So went my brief conversation this evening at the gym with a local federal land-management type, who said that last year, Shasta County set a record for the amount of marijuana pulled up from illegal backcountry gardens, but this year...
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In 1910: Shasta County voters were registering much earlier than in previous years. The number registered to date were Republicans 1,871, Democrats 1,163, Socialists 177, Prohibitionists 14, Independents 8 and decline to state 241.
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ANDERSON — The Anderson Fire Protection District board of directors should have fired former chief Joe Piccinini instead of allowing him to resign last year, the 2009-10 Shasta County grand jury concluded.
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Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court that says Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense won’t have a major impact on Shasta County, experts on both sides of the debate said.
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The Red Bluff City Council will consider tonight closing the city pool, pulling out of the county drug task force, reducing the hours the police department is open to the public and cutting employee wages and benefits.
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A fire damaged an empty house in the 2300 block of North Bonnyview Road in Redding on Monday morning.
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Work began Monday expanding the Shasta Community Health Center in downtown Redding.
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What: “Homeland” When: Jul 2, 6 to 7 p.m. Where: Cascade Theatre Cost: $10, tickets available here. Two concerts will be featured on Friday, July 2: o
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A 63-year-old Roseville woman has sued Mercy Medical Center in Redding alleging that during a hospital stay last year a nurse brutally slammed a suction tube down her throat after telling her she was a "bad little girl" who needed to be punished.
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"Research found that the median borrower who “strategically” defaults doesn’t walk away from the mortgage until the amount owed exceeds the value of the home by 62%." So if you owe the lender $324,000 on your house and it would only sell for about $200,000 today, you might consider walking away from your mortgage.
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The Shasta County animal shelter on Radio Lane in Redding is beyond repair, the 19-member Shasta County grand jury agreed today.
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Police found a man who reportedly drove his car into a house on Country Oaks Drive in Redding this afternoon passed out in a backyard less than a block from the wreck.
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Two people were hospitalized today after a head-on collision on Railroad Avenue in south Redding, police said.
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Say, did you know the Shasta County grand jury's annual report was posted this morning? Now you do. I'd suggest going straight to the offerings of the Local Districts & Agencies Committee, which rehashes some old stories but in sometimes...
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The city of Red Bluff, according to the report on budget cuts prepared for a meeting tomorrow evening, is not messing around when it comes to asking its employees to share the pain. Facing a $1.35 million deficit -- in...
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ANDERSON - The Anderson Fire Protection District board of directors should have fired former chief Joe Piccinini instead of allowing him to resign last year, the 2009-10 Shasta County grand jury concluded today in its annual report.
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Nature Beards... one of the amazing discoveries of our creative little adventure group!
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Holistic services are being offered at THE CENTER of Mind, Body & Spirit in Cottonwood.
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Siskiyou Arts Council and College of the Siskiyous Foundation present a fundraiser auction and art show of Mt. Shasta native Judith Hines Kanis' brilliant art work.
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Paul "Dizzy Hips" Blair plans to break his own world record for the fastest time running 10k while hula hooping this July 4th in Mt. Shasta
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Donate old electronics or buy a new computer or laptop for cheap. No electronics go to a landfill. Help low-income families, donate! JULY 10, 2010 (9:00 -- 2:00) 1768 CHURN CREEK ROAD REDDING, CA
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Pacific Sun Gourmet proudly announces that its extra virgin olive oils were awarded two Gold Medals, two Silver Medals, and one Bronze Medal at the 2010 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition.
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The Sweet Adeline Singers have been working at the Shasta County Fair for many years, caring for lost kids, renting strollers and wheelchairs and managing the lost and found department.
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North Valley Rapids 10U continue with winning season!
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There is a lot of patriotism being shown from students throughout Shasta and Trinity counties. Several students were able to tell veterans why we celebrate the 4th of July. They did this with drawings, stories, and essays and have been honored with cash awards and trips.
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Forbes computes the net present value of an $80,000 a year pension. Excerpt: Investment pros like my friend Barry Glassman say 4% is a reasonable return today. That's a pitiful yield, isn't it? It is sure to disappoint the scores...
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These photos of the growing windmill facility on top of Hatchet Mountain in eastern Shasta County were taken by "...the local guy with the powered parachute" and passed on to me via Jo Giessner and Marilyn Rountree. Fabulous photos for...
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This is the best news I've heard in a long time! Mike Dastrup, owner of the former Big Wheels Restaurant at Shingletown destroyed by fire, has just announced that groundbreaking for a new Big Wheels Restaurant will take place on...
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The fire that killed a 64-year-old Gerber man was determined to be electrical in nature, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported today.
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All backyard burn permits within Shasta and eastern Trinity counties will be suspended midnight Wednesday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection announced today.
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Q. Does your faith have a creation story? What lessons does it entail? The scriptures do indeed tell of the creation of all things. Most people are well aware of the account in Genesis1:1 of how, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Contrary to what many scientists theorize regarding the beginning o
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Skip Murphy writes that you have to squint -- and maybe bust out the 200 mm camera lens -- but the Hatchet Ridge Wind turbines are visible from Redding. And he has photographic evidence to prove it. Maybe I just...
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Spotted this ugly cat rummaging around in my backyard last night, apparently cleaning snails in the pond(?). Have you misplaced your homely kitty who washes snails? You may claim it here. It didn’t respond well to “Here kitty kitty.” It kind of hissed, actually.
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In June of ’44 our brave soldiers waded ashore at Omaha Beach to assault an establishment of evil. Meanwhile, back home in Shasta Lake City, then called Central Valley, this bungalow was under construction. It was
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See the new wind turbines sprouting on the ridge above Burney. Great images from the Really Redding blog....
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While it won't get as hot as Sunday, expect another day of triple digits.
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A fire damaged an empty house in the 2300 block of North Bonnyview Road in Redding this morning.
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The new FB Trail (click here for a map) along the east side of the Sacramento River and Keswick Reservoir is an important addition to the Redding area’s trail system for two reasons: It links two heavily used trails, and it provide
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It’s Friday afternoon and your supervisor calls you in for a “chat.”  You know this is not an informal meeting because all your co-workers have been receiving their performance reviews all week and you knew eventually it would be your turn. Your palms start to sweat and you suddenly feel like y
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The Food and Drug Administration is seriously considering whether to approve the first genetically engineered animal that people would eat - salmon that can grow at twice the normal rate. The developer of the salmon has
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Most smokers are aware of the dangers of tobacco; however, smoking can have much more dire consequences for pregnant women. Smoking can result in negative impacts at every stage, from before pregnancy to after birth. Before pregnancy: Exposure to tobacco smoke growing up can influence fertility later in li
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I recently joined a crowd of other curious citizens who’d donned Caltrans hardhats, yellow reflective vests and safety glasses for a 2-hour, organized tour of the nearly completed Downtown to Dana project. From the proje
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Most readers, on learning that the Legislature is considering a bill to demote the state rock, will probably be surprised to learn that California had such a thing in the first place.
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It generates few headlines, so many taxpayers are unaware that local governments continue to pump millions of dollars of tax increments — property tax revenue usually withheld from schools and other essential services — to fund pet projects that may not be in the public interest. This is all done under the gu
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One thing is for sure. Politics aren’t dull in South Carolina — never have been and probably never will be. Even 160 years ago — 10 years before the Civil War — the state’s volatile overlords were pushing for secession from the union.
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ROUND MOUNTAIN — A 24-year-old Round Mountain man who had been sought by law enforcement officials since early April after he was accused of attacking a family friend with a hatchet was arrested here late Saturday, deputies announced Sunday.
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The Redding Diamondbacks were aggressive offensively, scoring 43 runs in a sweep of two doubleheaders against the Red Bluff Junior Bulls on Saturday and the Susanville Renegades on Sunday. The Redding U-17 American Legion baseball team cruised in the first game, winning 13-5 followed by a lopsided 18-4 victory in the secon
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Personal-best times were recorded by many local swimmers as the annual Redding Trophy Meet came to a close at the Redding Aquatic Center on Sunday afternoon.
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Today in History: June 28, 2010
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It started to feel like summer in Redding over the weekend with long overdue hot temperatures finally reaching into the 100s.
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All three of the Turtle Bay bald eaglets have taken wing, and the live look into their nest is almost over for the season.
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Avoiding some of the most dangerous animals lurking around the north state takes following simple advice, experts say.
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Saturday I was at home, cooking, cleaning, getting ready for the dinner. The phone rang occasionally and I always expected it to be someone saying, "Sorry, I have a touch of scurvy and can't make it."I took a nap in the afternoon and was awakened by the phone. When I answered it - groggy - the voice asked if thi
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Every time LJ puts something new up at the top of the page I think there's something wonky with my computer. Like today. At the top right as I type this there are multicolored M-shaped brush strokes of paint. I guess they're supposed to represent Gay Pride Week, which is great and I support it, but it makes me think this pa
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RS wag Bruce Ross was wondering if you could see the Burney wind turbines from Redding. Yep. These images were taken yesterday, shimmering in the heat. This is from a ridge overlooking Walgreens and Starbucks on Lake Blvd.
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ANDERSON - Emergency personnel are being sent this afternoon to a reported rollover accident on southbound Interstate 5 near Deschutes Road.
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ROUND MOUNTAIN — A 24-year-old Round Mountain man who had been sought by law enforcement officials since early April after he allegedly attacked a family friend with a hatchet was arrested here late Saturday, it was announced today.
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A grass fire this morning was quickly contained to two acres near Beatie and Dersch roads near Anderson.
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Have you noticed it? It runs beside Main Street in front of the houses. And wondered why in the world it was there of all places? Now we have an answer thanks to Robert (Rob) Patterson, French Gulch resident, and...
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What: “North State for Haiti” Medical Relief Mission Fundraiser When: Tuesday (June 29), 6 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant 1790 Market St, Redding Featuring Live Music by Andy Ooley, Silent Art & Grand Prize Auction, Incredible Raffle and Wine Tasting
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In his monthly opinion column, Murray says he visited and played in nine Indian casinos on a recent road trip up and down California. I don't care what Murray does in his private time and with his own money. What...
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Or if you get one (the fine, more than 400 bucks, seems extortionate)...you should read Dan Walters' column in today's paper. Excerpt: A milestone on the legal front occurred in Orange County in May when a three-judge appellate panel, in...
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Our city council's been taking a lot of heat lately -- including from me -- about the budget-related layoffs in the police department. One of our city council members shares a letter received that expresses a different POV. I redacted...
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It’s going to be sunny and hot in Redding today as a high pressure system continues to build over most of Northern California, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today's high temperature should be near 103 degrees, and a north, northwest wind should also be between 6 to 8 mph. Monday’s foreca
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OK, it was 20 years ago Wednesday -- but close enough -- that the northern spotted owl was listed as threatened, a legal earthquake whose effects on rural communities in the Northwest still haven't faded. Jonathan Raban offers thoughts sympathetic...
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AB 939--Opposition Letter to Judiciary CommitteesAB 939 would remove litigants' rights to stipulate to case management or to the assignment of court appointees - creating a dangerous precedent because such appointees lack adequate oversight, a problem that is currently being investigated by the State Audit
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SB 1253--Veto Letter to Governor Arnold SchwarzeneggerSB 1253 is a deeply flawed bill and we are urging everyone to call, write, or fax Governor Schwarzenegger urging him to veto SB 1253! SB 1253 would allow convicted sex offenders who reside in the same household as their victim to potentially continue th
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Over the past week I had the opportunity to travel much of California by automobile, something I haven’t done in years. Much has changed while other things never change.
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Running a red light is the automotive equivalent of playing Russian roulette, and it costs the lives of nearly 800 U.S. motorists — red-light runners and innocent victims alike — each year.
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Here’s a good example of how the news business is changing. By the time we had written an interactive quiz about the Record Searchlight and Redding.com, and set it up at our booth at the Shasta District Fair, one of the questions was already out of date.
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The educators and business leaders who met last week to explore ways to improve career preparation and access to college for the north state’s high school graduates have a tough task ahead of them, but it’s hard to think of a more important one for the future of our economically ailing region and the young pe
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With the recent reports of injuries and air rescues coming from Mt. Shasta in the past few weeks, it can be easy to lose sight of the appeal of climbing the highest volcano in the lower 48 states.
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A commercial fishing group has teamed up with an environmental group to sue the state and Siskiyou County over how groundwater permits are issued around the Scott River.
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The Redding Swim Team played host to 15 other swim clubs as they kicked off the annual two-day Redding Trophy Meet at the city’s aquatic center (RAC) on Saturday.
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Soon it may be easier to ride a bicycle to work, at least that’s the goal of the updated Shasta County Bicycle Transportation Plan (BTP).
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Today in History: June 27, 2010
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Faith Benda had the best seat on the sidewalk Friday.
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I thought before we got into too much fishing stuff I had better add a few things about releasing fish because the “catch and release” doctrine has become more of a requirement than a voluntary gesture.
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Last July, when Greg Martin rolled across the finish line to win the 2009 Singlespeed World Championships bike race in Canmore, Alberta, one thing was missing from the rig he’d pedaled for 24 hours straight.
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Dear Babe: I picked up what looks to be an old cabinet card. Do you have any idea who it shows? I looked at pictures of old Philadelphia A’s uniforms but didn’t see any with a “P” like the one in the photo.
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Q: I often see people on the piers catching stingrays and then cutting off their tails before removing the hook and throwing them back in the water. Is this legal?
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Redding Recreation column: June 27, 2010
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Payton and I have been on a wardrobe odyssey together this past year, or what I like to call an “appropriate clothing” journey. She would be in sweats, and grubby ones at that, every day of her life if she could. Add a baggy T-shirt, and she’s good to go to school, church, the store, wherever. It’s her multipurpose
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Who needs global warming or nuclear bombs? We can go extinct with Cheetos and Big Gulps. We’re definitely at a precipice.
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During past visits we have discussed revamping one room in your home. Not to spend a lot of money, just to change the look. We’ve talked about themes, and with any luck at all you have come up with one. The look I like a lot and that was the easiest to achieve was the fantasy theme.
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At 3 a.m. in the morning, a cat fight resembles a bomb much more than it does an alarm clock. We found this to be true recently when our boys, Tinker and Curly, were caught up in five seconds of combat 10 feet from our pillows.
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About one-third of a pound of chemicals are used to grow the cotton in one T-shirt.
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The other night I was sitting in my office (a dedicated portion of my bedroom for tax purposes) preparing my next column. My second-floor window was open, and for the next several minutes all I could hear in my once earlier, very quiet neighborhood, was a couple of motorcycles racing up and down the street.
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The South County Sun Devils baseball team took a doubleheader Friday from the Westside Braves in Corning.
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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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