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July 18th, 2010

I've been a dull person. I've been tied up with some other projects that take me away from LJ. I try to remember, balance is good. But still, I'm not on here as much as I'd like.It's been very hot here, 107/42, for several days. I know this is no big news to those of you suffering through on the East Coast, and
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A 13-year-old girl drowned Sunday evening in Clear Creek west of Redding after she and two other people were tossed from flimsy blowup rafts they had attempted to ride through a white-water gorge.
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An 11-year-old girl drowned Sunday evening in Clear Creek west of Redding after she and two other people were tossed from flimsy blowup rafts they had attempted to ride through a white-water gorge.
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Rescue personnel used hydraulic-prying equipment Sunday afternoon to free a 22-year-old woman who was injured when her car overturned on Interstate 5 in south Redding.
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Apparently under new EPA rules, biomass plants could be treated the same as green-house-gas-generating coal-fired power plants. This has Oregon's congressional delegation burning mad (the state is counting on turning forest thinnings into power and jobs). This article on the...
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Upon receiving information requested from  court administration, there were major discrepancies found, for instance, Dr. Reid Mckellar's application to be a "Court Connected Child Custody Evaluator," is on the wrong form, not submitted timely and according to the "Court Executive Officer" Melissa Fowler Bradley, never
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My Iggy Pop doll is done. He’s got a dog collar, a bare chest and silver pants. His head is a tad large but it’s because his big eyes need a big head and don’t you feel like Iggy is mostly head? Well, and abs and, well you know. You’ve seen this pose before, haven’t [...]
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Check out this cool time-lapse video from the Intermountain News: Time Lapse Turbine from The Intermountain News on Vimeo....
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Today’s FDotD looks pretty tempting. Selling a house with a sparkling blue pool on a firecracker hot July day is… is… well, it’s easier than selling a home with a pool in the winter. Lately we’ve seen a few of the more clever institutional selle
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A 2-year-old boy was taken by ambulance this morning to a Redding hospital after he was bitten on the shin by a baby rattlesnake in the Olinda area.
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If you only read his blog posts about climate change, you might not divine that Redding psychologist Doug Craig has a hilarious self-deprecating side. At a party last evening he had me (and my table) in stitches as he recounted...
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A 67-year-old Redding man allegedly was drunk when he rolled his pickup Saturday night.
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Today is going to be sunny and hot, with a high near 102 degrees, the National Weather Service predicts. Tonight should again be clear, with a low around 68 and barely noticeable southwest wind from 5 to 9 mph. Monday will be a tad cooler with a high near 101. The rest of the week is slated to be in the upper to mid-90s.
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UCLA professor (and blogger) Mark Kleiman explains why -- for both legal and practical reasons -- an initiative to legalize marijuana in California just won't work. Here's a string of consequences I hadn't thought through. The federal government can ignore...
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There are two. Just like Rock Creek, a researcher had to be careful to not confuse one for the other because both creeks have great historical significance. Salt Creek #1: This creek was originally called Mud Creek. It was named...
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Some long-time Redding residents will. After blazing the talk radio trail in Redding in the Sixties, he achieved fame and notoriety in the Bay Area, especially for a racy show called "California Girls." Here's a write-up on the Bay Area...
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Admit it. You want more on LeBron James, Messiah of the NBA. Don’t miss Jim Dyar’s piece, “LeBron-a-thon w
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Would anyone knock City Hall for being too open with the public when it comes to handling budget cuts? Would anyone complain that the councilors have been too straight and upfront with the people who pay the bills and rely on city services? Strange as it seems, yes.
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In temperatures soaring above the triple-digit mark, in a hard-hat, pants, shirt, bright vest and heavy boots, conditions are miserable as you stumble around the edges of a deep footing for bridge supports. Round rocks shift under loose dirt causing a painfully embarrassing descent. Shade is a dream not 15 feet away. Wit
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Moving away from San Luis Obispo four years ago was like ending a long love affair that didn’t work anymore.
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The Record Searchlight’s call for further scientific study on the safety and efficacy of marijuana (editorial, Tuesday) as a medicine is commendable, but hardly goes far enough. The real challenge is demanding that pundits, politicians, and the media actually pay attention to the research that is presently availabl
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eferring to an earlier visit, we had discussed redoing one room, just to perk it up and do away with that ordinary look. The fantasy theme is the one I chose for my bathroom but I had one heck of a time finding a suitable shower curtain. I was hoping for something with butterflies, fairies or smiley-faced dragons, but ther
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A Sept. 18, 2010, wedding is planned for Leslee Sage and Lincoln Reynolds, both of Shasta Lake, at Riverview Restaurant in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Janice Downing-Bridges of Shasta Lake; and Terry Sage of Redding. Her fiance is the son of Charles Reynolds of Spokane, Wash.; and Georgeanne Burgoyne of
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You can do a lot in a month, and this past May my boyfriend, Alex, and myself pushed it to the limit. We visited seven countries, stayed in 15 different hostels, and traveled by train with a Eurail pass, all in 30 days. If that sounds more like work than a vacation, you are right.
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John "Pat" and Polly Klostermann celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 17, 2010, at a party hosted by their son and daughter-in-law, two granddaughters and close friends. Pat and Polly were married July 17, 1950, in Las Vegas. They lived in Southern California, where they raised their son. After retiring, they mo
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These are the books most checked out in June as reported by the Shasta County Libraries.
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There are many studies linking music and its effects on the brain. Here are some ways music can help a child learn.
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Having a baby means lots of changes.We're not talking about the late-night feedings or the endless diapers. We're talking about that rock music you've always listened to in the car. Admit it's pretty loud. And pretty rockin'. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- except, of course, the new set of little ears now sha
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Maybe bad hips run in our family. Fran had a hip replaced on her left side in November 1995. So when Tinker, our laid-back big cat started limping several days ago, we joked about his hip going out. Now, it seems, the bad joke may have backfired.
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm 16. Does anyone have advice for how to get off caffeine? Every day I need a coffee or energy drink fix, usually more than once. I feel so sluggish without them. It's summer and I'd like to clean up my act. Help!
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Stars Wars and childhood seem to go hand in hand. The movies are timeless. They're epic. And when you're a kid, they're bigger than life.
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A 67-year-old man suffered injuries Saturday evening when his vehicle rolled on its side at Old Alturas Road and Abernathy Lane in Redding.
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Redding Recreation column: July 18, 2010
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The economy may still be in the doldrums, but these are boom times for hikers and cyclists, with a bevy of new trails now available in our region, and more on the drawing boards.
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A big backpack is an option. Many people bet on rack-mounted panniers.
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In writing about salmon’s basic survival last week, I emphasized some of the problems and usual hazards salmon go through getting to the sea and back again, to their spawning or to a hatchery as the case may be. It is an uphill battle in their lives, regardless. The examples I used were somewhat typical of the Klamath Ri
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The first Lisa Hannaway ever heard about a 600-mile-long power line set to pass through Round Mountain — and right over her property — was when the consortium of municipal utilities proposing the project offered to buy her house last March.
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North State in Brief: July 18, 2010
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The Redding Diamondbacks were two outs away from being sent home in the District 2-3 Tournament at Tiger Field on Saturday.
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The Shasta County Trojans beat the Elk Grove Gunners 7-2 in the first round of the Sacramento Tournament on Saturday.
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The 31st National Sports Collectors Convention better known as “The National” will be Aug. 4-8 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The four major card manufacturers will be on hand, offering wrapper redemptions and other programs along with cards for VIP package buyers.
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Shasta County births: May 2010
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I keep losing the wireless connection to my home router (a Linksys) every few days. My Windows laptop won’t connect to it until I unplug it and plug it back in. Then it works for another few days. Then I have to do it again. This is annoying, but I do not lose my settings so it is not terrible. What can I do about it?
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A long-planned help center for domestic violence victims in Shasta County has taken a big step toward becoming reality.
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Redding could join a host of California cities considering a tax on marijuana.
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Redding-area photographers have the chance Saturday to join tens of thousands of others around the globe in a special event.
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Today in History: July 18, 2010
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This is the third part of a three-part series looking at why California has different speed limits for passenger vehicles, big rigs and vehicles towing trailers.
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At one point in high school, Tyler Allen Roads was struggling with his grades, so Larry Snelling, superintendent of the Fall River Joint Unified School District, went to have a chat with the boy he’d known for years.
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Homeowners and landowners who didn’t find out about TANC until nearly fours years after power project planning started were livid when they learned of it.
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Tara Graham was just trying to enjoy a day off.
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Emergency personnel using ropes rescued two people from the Sacramento River in Redding this evening after they apparently fell off their personal watercraft.
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At one point in high school, Tyler Allen Roads was struggling with his grades, so Larry Snelling, superintendent of the Fall River Joint Unified School District, went to have a chat with the boy he’d known for years.
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I sometimes wonder what the Park Marina riverfront might look like today if the powers that be - city hall, the McConnell Foundation and folks like stockbroker Mike Pohlmeyer - had treated the Kutras family with some respect. An article...
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Most men will not gather for a prayer group or have in-depth discussions with other men on spiritual issues, at least not often. I don't mean to say that men are not spiritual, it is just that men's spirituality is
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There are at least four. If you're a historical researcher, four separate creeks with the same name like this can give you a big headache trying to figure which is which. Here's a little history on each: Rock Creek #1:...
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Local residents in need of food assistance can buy fresh organic fruit and vegetables from local farmers using the EBT system at Redding’s Certified Organic Farmer’s Market. This capability allows folks with food assistance money to buy something other than the prepared foods available in retail outlet
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I’m nearly ready to give Iggy a head. The parts are ready to unite. I’ll do a last-minute inspection and then sew them together. Here is how I started: Then I filled in the facial features with embroidered detail. It’s all to balance out those big blue eyes. I may change my mind and make [...]
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The top administrator of the SoCal city of Bell is getting a lot of attention this week after the Los Angeles Times noticed that his salary is nearly $800,000 a year. That probably makes him the highest paid city manager...
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We confess that over 560 blog posts, we have sometimes have picked our FDotD candidate just for the marketing photo. Today, we offer you this artfully angled image. Actually, the home looks quite well appointed and livable in all the subsequent, less artful imagery.
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The last of the triple-digit high temperatures should fade away by Sunday. Today, the National Weather Service predicts a high near 103 in Redding with barely noticeable breezes.
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Two men who allegedly pointed a gun at an occupied car outside a Redding grocery store were arrested Friday evening in what police are calling a gang-related crime.
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A 2-year-old Palo Cedro boy died Friday morning after drowning in a swimming pool, while an 86-year-old man also reportedly drowned later that day in Redding.
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Q. Do you believe the United States was created - in part or whole - to reflect Christian culture and beliefs? Should it be considered a Christian nation today? The United States is not a “Christian nation:” Rather, it was explicitly founded as a secular democracy. Our Constitution contains no mention of “God,” “J
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Even if it wasn't the original motivation, a Red Bluff boy’s death during a family outing to Lassen Peak is a grim reminder of the importance of the work. A reinforced trail up the rocky slope isn’t just a high-dollar indulgence for park tourists, but a critical safety measure that could save lives.
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Twenty years ago, give or take a few weeks, I finally managed to give up cigarettes, a habit I struggled with, on and off, for two decades. It may seem odd, but I count it — quitting — as one of my biggest accomplishments, right up there with climbing Mt. Shasta or surviving a perilous bus trip over the Khybe
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Timely and aggressive hitting allowed the Redding Colt .45s to beat the Southern Oregon Riverdawgs 11-6 at Tiger Field on Friday night.
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After dropping to the loser’s bracket with a 4-2 loss to the South County Sun Devils, the Redding Diamondbacks responded by beating Pit River 9-1 at Tiger Field on Friday.
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Shasta County’s unemployment rate stayed stuck at 15.3 percent last month, unchanged from a revised May rate, according to figures released Friday.
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Anguish and pride mixed together Friday as the body of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tyler Allen Roads of Burney was met by his family, friends and hundreds of people he had never known.
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Dozens of letters from fellow physicians, church members and community leaders — including his ex-wife, Redding Vice Mayor Missy McArthur, and Shasta County District Attorney-elect Steve Carlton — may have helped keep a former Redding doctor and businessman out of prison after he was charged with bilking the federal go
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Fifteen north state schools have made a list of the state’s “low achieving” schools, requiring administrators to notify parents they have the right to transfer to a higher-performing institution.
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My friend and former daily workout partner (Father Avram Brown) returned from Rome where he had been studying for the past 3 years. It was nice to see him again. Our prayers are wi
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Six of seven Siskiyou County communities met the Friday deadline to raise the money needed to keep their branch libraries open, a county official said.
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A Trinity County sheriff’s deputy was taken to a Redding hospital Thursday night after injuring his knee chasing a wanted federal fugitive in Hayfork.
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North State in Brief: July 17, 2010
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Trinity County’s Office of Emergency Services recently was awarded two disaster grants totaling more than $10,500 from a nonprofit charity group to help dogs and cats forced from their homes by forest fires or other disasters.
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Q: Hello, Monty, I am a Proposition 215 medical marijuana patient, and I have a question for you that I think will apply to many people in our area. What is the law about driving with my marijuana? I have heard all different kinds of answers from many people but would like to know the actual law. I drive a Dodge pickup so
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A 271-lot subdivision proposed for west Redding can go forward without a new round of environmental review, a Shasta County Superior Court judge has ruled.
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My column in tomorrow's paper is about quitting smoking, something I managed to do twenty years ago (but who's counting?). Here's an apt YouTube video. Imaginative opening credits from one of my favorite movies. (This one's for you, Bruce.)...
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YREKA — A Dunsmuir man was sentenced today to more than 17 years to life in prison for beating and torturing a Weed woman for five days last year.
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Traffic controls are being implemented near Oasis Road and Gold Hills Drive in north Redding due to a small vegetation fire.
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Emergency personnel have been sent to an Indianwood Drive residence near Eagle Parkway in Redding after receiving reports of a possible drowning there.
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Tips for giving your landscape a nutritional boost.
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Websites for learning about edible landscaping.
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Learn how much to set aside for a down payment.
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Book offers insights on relationship between wildlife and plants.
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A few thoughts about freezers as planters, a bush shaped like an umbrella and volunteers honored for garden work in Dunsmuir.
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Edible landscapes are beautiful and fruitful.
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Red Bluff's annual "One Minute Hug" will be at 12:10 p.m. Monday at the Cone & Kimball clock tower.
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I've felt particularly listless today. E-mailed RS weather guru Scott Mobley to ask if it was my imagination or was it really humid - as well as hot - today? Scott helpfully informed me it's the dew point that's undoing...
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Fire crews kept a vehicle-sparked wildfire to five acres this afternoon at Oregon Mountain Summit along Highway 299 near Weaverville.
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Fifteen north state schools have made a list of the state's "low achieving" schools, requiring school officials to notify parents they have the right to transfer to a higher-performing school.
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The WashPost's Gene Weingarten, trapped in the "new" 24/7 online newsroom, pines eloquently and hilariously for the old. Worth reading the whole thing here. An excerpt: Everything is different today, and it's much more confusing. For one thing, there are...
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The first and only participant was correct in guessing the two mystery people as Levi Tower and his sister Philena. Congratulations deuce560!!!! You have won yourself a $10 gift certificate from River City Java and a winner's certificate. Thank you...
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A Redding Electric Utility “green box” malfunctioned this afternoon in West Redding malfunctioned and sparked a grass fire near hundreds of homes.
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Anguish and a sense of pride mixed together today as the body of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tyler Allen Roads of Burney was met by his family, friends and by those he never met.
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The music departments of Simpson University and Shasta College announced that they will collaborate to form the new Shasta Symphony Orchestra.
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A Trinity County sheriff’s deputy was transported by ambulance to a Redding hospital Thursday evening after injuring his knee chasing after a wanted federal fugitive in Hayfork.
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Article one is about Grasping the Green to realize your Solar and Green Dreams. Easy ways to increase your energy efficiency and save money on your energy bills.
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Paesano Days 2010 is coming again the first weekend in August. Started over 20 years ago by the Sons of Italy Shasta Lodge as a family picnic, Paesano Days has grown throughout the years to one of the premier events in Shasta County still sticking to the theme of a fun-filled family picnic. The bocce courts that are used
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"The poor man's Aspen"? "Priced out of Tahoe? Drive a little, save a lot"? U.S. News declares Redding one of 10 affordable mountain towns for retirement. Hey, getting on a list with Bend and Bozeman can't be all bad....
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A 2-year-old Palo Cedro boy died this morning after drowning in a swimming pool.
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Do you know who these two good-looking people are? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess who they are, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java and...
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I have been watching All My Children, off and on, since it started in 1970. There have been years when I did not tune in and I admit that I have little patience with the whole set up of soap opera. I want people to be happy. I like it when couples stay together. The [...]
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Dozens of letters from fellow physicians, church members, community leaders — including his ex-wife, Redding vice Mayor Missy McArthur, and Shasta County District Attorney-elect Steve Carlton — might have helped keep a former Redding doctor and businessman out of prison after he was charged with bilking the federal gov
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It's denied a permit for "Mystic Garden Party 2010," a six-day affair on an organic farm near Corning, citing everything from the Williamson Act to rattlesnakes and black widow spiders. And what about this "expressive activity?" Read it all here....
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From today's RS business briefs column: Turtle Bay Exploration Park will host "Recession Buster Days at Turtle Bay" from Monday to July 23. Admission to the park will be half price -- $7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors....
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If you haven’t seen this one, you don’t know Jack …Pine. Terrific in-law/guest type setup for someone who needs some space for horses or other critters. Importantly, it’s on Bella Vista water. Located not far out of town, but not in Redding actua
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A pair of pharmacy employees locked themselves in a closet early this morning and hid after a masked man broke into their store and stole some liquor.
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The LA Times reports that the City of Los Angeles has adopted ordinances that can allow for fines of up to $100,000 against the owners of nuisance foreclosure properties. They have also instituted a registry that identifies the bank/owners, making it easier to fine those responsible for blight. Is this a policy that coul
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Today is expected to be another scorcher in Redding. High temperatures should top out at 105 degrees today, according to the National Weather Service. Lows tonight shouldn't reach much cooler than 74. Saturday's forecast shows nearly identical high and low temperatures. But it's expected to cool slightly on Sunday and dr
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•I don’t get it…when I run on the treadmill, I feel like my hair is flying, then I look in the mirror and I’m frigging not moving…I guess the flying hair image should
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Jake Johannsen is one of my favorite comedians. He was born in Iowa and has this quirky delivery. He's one of David Letterman's favorite performers, having been on Letterman more than 35 times.Let's keep this light. Comedy from Jake Johannsen, your Video Friday.
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Did you know that Monday, July 19, is Global Hug Your Kids Day? Yes, it’s true, I couldn’t make up that one. And folks in Red Bluff will mark the event for the third consecutive year with a high noon gathering at Cone & Kimball Plaza, at the corner of Main and Walnut streets in downtown. Organizer
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Red Bluff came away the victor Wednesday in the 9-10 all-star District 1 Little League tournament held at Alta Mesa Field in Redding.
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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 TRINITY RIVER, Junction City — River flows dropped some more, and should be down to an ideal 700 cubic feet per second by the time this issue of WON hits the stands, and salmon fishing was excellen
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A dozen rifle-bearing marijuana growers were hiding out in the canyons just below hillside homes near Platina.
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It’s almost enough to make you want to offer Arnold Schwarzenegger a hug, though most Californians, apparently, would rather give him a kick in his well-toned glutes.
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Here are more capitalists, afraid to invest in Obama's America. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Venture capitalists funneled more money into U.S. startups in the second quarter, indicating continuing confidence that the economy is on the mend. A study scheduled for...
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No, not illegal immigrants. Red-light cameras. I appreciate this act of civil disobedience, reported by the NY Times: A man wearing a monkey mask racked up dozens of tickets, fighting them in court, to protest the system. Vandals at different...
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North State Marketplace: July 16, 2010
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The South County Sun Devils exploded for five runs in the eighth inning to top the Susanville Renegades 7-2 in the first round of the American Legion U-17 District 2-3 championship tournament at Tiger Field on Thursday.
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The Redding Diamondbacks racked up 19 hits in a 14-7 victory over the Pit River Channel Cats at Tiger Field on Thursday.
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Last week, I spotlighted a few north state athletes to watch for in the upcoming school year. When I was going through the lists of all the honored players, I noticed that there were more than I could fit into just one notebook.
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RED BLUFF — A legal issue central to the defense has interrupted a preliminary hearing for two Red Bluff men accused of cultivating marijuana and possessing marijuana for sale.
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After three straight months of rising foreclosures in Shasta County, the number of filings dropped in June.
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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tyler Allen Roads of Burney is coming home today.
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge shot down Thursday a district attorney’s effort that sought to convince her to reconsider a 14-year suspended prison sentence that was granted to a Redding man convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a 10-year-old girl.
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Food donations were down during the Shasta Food Group’s annual Summer Food Drive on Thursday.
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North State in Brief: July 16, 2010
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The northern Sacramento Valley is going to feel like a forge today.
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Today in History: July 16, 2010
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A 70-year-old Redding bicyclist suffered minor injuries today when he collided with a car at Yuba and Oregon streets, police said.
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According to the agenda for Tuesday's city council meeting...to discuss the idea of taxing medical marijuana sales inside the city of Redding and her idea of moving the annual State of the City speech from the beginning of the year...
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Will Republicans take control of Congress in November? They're feeling pretty confident, at least about the House. I would be too if I were them, seeing poll numbers like Field's, released today. A generic, California-wide poll shows Democratic candidates leading...
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In the political marketplace, there’s now a run on Obama shares. The left is disappointed with the president. Independents are abandoning him in droves. And the right is already dancing on his political grave, salivating about November when, his own press secretary admitted Sunday, Democrats might lose the House.
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Well, Pat Jones wanted a more diverse mix of invocations at City Council meetings, and he's getting them. If I'm not mistaken, the first outside religious leader to lead a council invocation -- not counting City Councilwoman Missy McArthur --...
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This report from the Siskiyou Daily News is about the coolest thing I've heard all year: Siskiyou County may have a stake in the future of unmanned space travel after Tuesday's meeting of the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors, where...
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This week's Sacramento River journey begins at the place where the Middle Creek Hotel and ferry once stood and travels north ending where Castle Crags Tavern & Resort once existed just south of the Siskiyou County Line.
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This summer, escape the heat with Summer Reading at the Shasta Public Libraries. Summer Reading is all about water this year, with programs for children, teens and adults. All three programs offer "Read-for-Prizes" with a Book Bingo available for both teens and adults. This is a great opportunity for families to enjoy rea
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A Siskiyou County Sheriff’s dog was shot and killed early Tuesday after escaping from his pen to romp in a neighbor’s yard.
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Jim Reed's campaign fires what appears to be its first shot across Rep. Wally Herger's bow: Jim Reed: Wally Herger Either Misunderstands or is Deliberately Distorting Financial Reform Legislation. Redding, California, July 15, 2010 - Banking bailouts have infuriated Democrats...
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Once upon a time there were quite a few stone powerhouses in Shasta County. PG&E's Battle Creek Hydroelectric System once contained four stone powerhouses, two were in Shasta County - Volta and Coleman. Volta was built in 1900 and was...
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A Jeep Cherokee knocked onto its side has blocked Court Street between Shasta Street and Eureka Way in downtown Redding.
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RED BLUFF – A 60-year-old Tehama County man was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years in prison after fleeing from a sheriff’s deputy following a traffic stop earlier this year, prosecutors announced today.
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Earl Warren, who managed to win both the Republican and Democratic nominations for governor back in the days of cross-filing, would probably take the cake, but opinion polling was in its infancy in those days. But in the annals of...
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I've ridden RABA now and then when I needed to, but like most Redding residents I'm not a bus regular and never will be -- not because of the bus system, which is well run considering its resources, but because...
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Firefighters are battling this afternoon a half-acre brush and timber fire off Hyampom Road near Two Bridges Road in Trinity County.
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On the radio the other day Carl Bott asked her for advice she'd give to any of the council candidates. Have passion for the job, she said. Assemble a strong campaign committee and raise lots of money, she added, saying...
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Marc's follow-up mention of banks' seemingly ever-tighter business credit reminds me of Thomas Sowell's column this week. Reality is surely more complicated than any pundit's take, but what's really more likely here? A Democratic administration -- we've had 'em before,...
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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tyler Allen Roads of Burney will be going home Friday.
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Officials with several food pantries in Shasta County are holding a food drive today as part of Shasta Food Group's Summer Food Drive.
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Here is a little precious girl born at the end of June. We have had a baby boom around the studio, 4 babies in 2 weeks with 1 more on the way! Newborns are my personal favorite subjects to photograph, so perfectly perfect :).
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1. Loverboy 7:30 p.m. today, Win-River Casino, Redding. Tickets $25 (general admission) and $30 (reserved). Loverboy debuted in 1980 with its self-titled album. Go to www.winriver.com
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Regional audiences have two opportunities this month to experience versatile vocalist and guitarist Gordon Rowland. Rowland talks about his favorite venues, musicians and keeping an open mind when listening to live music.
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No kidding. He really did. "He" was Emil Yager and he arrived in Shasta County in the early 1880s and purchased a portion of the John Rupert ranch at Inwood. Yager was a linen miller by trade turned master cigar...
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Owning a restaurant can be fun, gratifying and, if you’re fortunate, even lucrative. It can also be grueling, hard work. Ask Al and Cheryl West, owners of Allyson’s Restaurant in Lakehead, known for its breakfasts, burgers, sandwiches and, especially, pizzas.
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Alan and Jana Leard, the friendly proprietors of Vintner’s Cellar, have expanded the scope of their services to include a little adventure. Once a month, the Leards take patrons on a regional trek to local vineyards.
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As befitting a resort situated in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle, people tend to go missing at Club Dead. Fortunately, they have time to belt out a song or two before they go.
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This legal news from the New York Times yesterday. Here is the gist of the issue as I see it. The idea of PACE is to fund expensive energy upgrades to homes with a long term bond. Let's say you put up an expensive photovolt
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Fortune magazine reports: On Monday Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took up the growing issue of lack of lending to small businesses by banks, and the havoc it's causing in the economy. Lending to small businesses contracted by $40 billion...
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One hears a lot of grumbling about salaries and benefits at the city of Redding, especially with recent years' string of budget cuts, but the L.A. Times reports on a SoCal city where officials are really cashing in: In addition...
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We like odd yard art here. Here’s an example. What better example of americana can you imagine than a decorated rusting American car, neatly displayed with a metal pine tree? As seen on Verda Street in the Garden Tract. It’s Really Redding.
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After the January 12 earthquake struck the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, the population swelled in the sleepy town of Milot, the “North State for Haiti” team’s week-long home base. Victims of the qua
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We like 4 plexes at FDotD. You can buy this modern and very livable investment property using the exceptionally favorable rates and loan programs currently available to home buyers. Live in one unit, while you fix up and rent the others for top dollar. This is
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Without any gigs on our schedule, Craig and I are having fun learning a few cover songs. I love this one - Remember Me - a 70-year-old song written by Scotty Wiseman, a songwriter and singer who also penned "Have I Told You Lately that I Loved You?"He and his wife Lulu Belle (
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No one was injured this morning when a Honda sedan smashed into a fence at Dersch and Millville Plains roads.
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Triple-digit heat is expected to sizzle the north state through Sunday. The high today and Saturday should hit 105 degrees, Friday should be 107 and Sunday should be 101, according to the National Weather Service. Lows each night should be close to 70 degrees. Few clouds and little wind are expected during the sunny stre
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are gentle, praise and vulgar.NinjaI wake to the sound of muffled grunts, heavy breathing.I go to the window and in the muted mustard light of a summer moon, I see a figure dressed in black, expertly swinging a pa
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So it sounds from Ryan Sabalow's story on the Redding woman who's sued her pot doc and medical marijuana clinic for allowing an RS reporter to videotape her during a consultation last fall. HIPPA, of course, is the federal medical...
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A Redding woman has sued a medical marijuana doctor alleging she allowed a Record Searchlight reporter to surreptitiously interview and videotape her during a consultation in which she sought a recommendation for the drug.
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Hoping to clarify the Shasta County Board of Education’s role in interdistrict transfers, the board Wednesday updated its policy on appealing transfers.
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The Taliban are a tough enough enemy without internal feuding among Americans undermining the war effort. Tyler Roads and his comrades who are still in the fight deserve better.
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Sometimes an obscure lobbying fight tells a larger story. This phenomenon is playing out right now on the unlikely issue of infant formula — and the broader, disturbing lesson is how hard it is to take even the most common-sense steps to save taxpayer dollars.
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Zach Durr pitched four solid innings in relief and Drew Lassen homered off the Tiger Field scoreboard as the Redding Colt .45s beat the Bend Elks 6-4 on Wednesday.
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Today in History: July 15, 2010
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Shasta County’s top resource management official wasn’t impressed with a draft federal report calling for the removal of Kilarc Reservoir in eastern Shasta County.
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RED BLUFF — California’s medical marijuana law became a theme Wednesday in a Tehama County courtroom as attorneys representing two Red Bluff men tried to discredit a key prosecution witness.
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North State Marketplace: July 15, 2010
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Faculty at Shasta College went public Wednesday night with their displeasure of the school’s administration.
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North state in brief: July 15, 2010
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Anderson Fire Protection District board members mostly agreed with the Shasta County grand jury’s recommendations about their handling of the former fire chief’s resignation in a letter approved at their meeting Tuesday night.
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With the abundant amount of talent from the North, Darren Trueblood of Enterprise and first-time coach of the Lions North all-star football team was looking forward to a roster filled with athletes who will be competing at the collegiate level.
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The South County Sun Devils U-17 American Legion baseball team was formed this year to give prep players from Anderson and Cottonwood a chance for more playing time over the summer.
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At reason.com, Tim Cavanaugh asks, "How has California's high-speed rail project survived for 14 years without a plan, a budget, or a single accomplishment?" Excerpt: A few years ago, when the rail bonds were being debated, I participated in the...
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The Mount Shasta city council is opposing a proposed ordinance that would ban cloud seeding and water "extraction" within the city limits. Sounds like it'll be an interesting campaign. The Mount Shasta Herald reports here. As Mark Twain famously said,...
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Ups and down. Wins and losses. Setbacks and small victories. They are all a part of life. And nowhere is it more vividly seen than in the life of a young athlete.
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How many times have you just sat down to dinner, watch TV or pick up a good book when the phone rings? You get up to answer the phone (or in the case of a cordless phone, race around the house trying to find it before the ringing stops) just to discover that a telemarketer is on the line? You may react with mild annoyance
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Blood Centers of the Pacific announced this week it is in need of AB+ and O-. BloodSource is in need of O- and A- donors. All blood types are always welcome.
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So it's the weekend and you're lounging on your couch, air conditioning blasting, TV on. You know you should really get off that couch and do some sort of exercise. A check of the weather shows it's 102 outside. What are your options? Well, you can head outside for a walk or bike ride. Or you can do exercises that will ge
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Before heading outside to exercise, walk or do yardwork, learn more about how to spot heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. And if you or someone you know starts to exhibit these symptoms, learn what steps to take.
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DONT FORGET TO JOIN US AT THE "CALIFORNIA PROTECTIVE PARENTS ASSOCIATION" MEETING TONIGHT AT 7:00 2515 PARK MARINA DR. SUITE 203.YOU CAN MEET LANI KITKOWSKI, ALAN PHILLIPS AND OTHER COURAGEOUS PARENTS, FIGHTING FOR ALL OUR RIGHTS AS PARENTS.
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Whatever the Legislature and the governor might decide to do about our perilous state rock, serpentine might as well be the Shasta-Trinity National Forest's pet rock. I knew it was thick in our parts, but I didn't know how thick...
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An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer walking the Sacramento River Trail pulled a gun today on a transient who allegedly threatened him, police said.
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The King of Jordan, that is. In Oroville. Read about it here, in the Chico paper. If royalty were to drop into Redding, where would you recommend they dine?...
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One more look at our 4th of July 2010, with an image I took of Erin at Mt Shasta cavorting with street fairies. Erin processed the image till it looked quite surreal, and posted it in Facebook. But it was real, alright. It just looks so …odd. Just another day in Mt Shasta.
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The real question is: Are you man enough for a spiritual adventure that just might change you life? Along with the “Men of Faith” Catholic Men’s
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Tehama County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Red Bluff man early this morning after he reportedly stabbed another man in the toe.
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RED BLUFF – A 19-year-old Red Bluff man died Tuesday after he apparently drowned while swimming with friends in Antelope Creek at Cone Grove Park in Red Bluff, Tehama County Sheriff’s Office officials announced today.
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All it takes is one agile animal, a couple of power lines and an unfortunate connection.
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...that caused an untold amount of deaths. It was one of the reasons why Fort Reading was abandoned and was the reason why Pinckney was established. The first known catastrophic epidemic occurred among the Indian people in 1832 who contracted...
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An editorial last week noted the difference in treatment between Shasta County's (and, though we didn't mention it, you could say the same about Siskiyou County's) appeals of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest's travel-management plan and The Wilderness Society's appeal of...
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How much longer does the governor have in office? Six months or so? Apparently he won't be missed. From the Field Poll: No matter how you divide California voters, whether by party, ideology, region, gender, age or race/ ethnicity, very...
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Early morning is such a great time for outdoor senior photo sessions in Redding! It's still semi-cool and the light is always so nice. Here's an Anderson High Senior Portrait that did an indoor/outdoor session. Have you booked your portraits yet? You can book online 24 hours a day by
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Seven Enterprise High School students will have their award-winning architectural drawings displayed at the state fair in Cal Expo later this month.
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A venue to vent about the conduct in the comment section on certain articles.
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The Shasta Community Health Center received an unexpected $100,000 windfall last week, the result of a settlement between a Redding hospital and state health care regulators.
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For bang for buck, maybe Redding should retain Peter Ottesen, outdoor columnist for the Stockton Record. He obviously loves the area, he's articulate and persuasive. Here he describes a five-day trek around the north state, using Redding as a jumping-off-point....
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Red Bluff police forcibly removed a man who had been walking Tuesday evening in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 amid moderate to heavy traffic.
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The northern Sacramento Valley will be heating up after an interlude of relatively mild temperatures Tuesday. Today's temps will peak out around 98 degrees across the valley floor under mostly clear skies, according to the National Weather Service. Winds will blow out of the south up to 8 mph. Tem
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Life is good. I am busy working on my Soft Boys (and Girls). I am newly married to my longtime love, Frank Miller ♥. I am in touch with the best and brightest people I have tangled with over the course of my life so far, and by in touch I mean Facebook. My life [...]
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Međugorje or Medjugorje (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈmɛdʑuɡɔːrjɛ]) is a town located in western Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Herzegovina 
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Yeah, I know. There should be a Three Word Wednesday contribution here. I’m working on it. Work projects, long writing pieces for the paper, have to come first.For now, please enjoy this Fiction in 58PestI’m a bug.One of those nearly invisibl
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Consider it Christmas in July. The Shasta Food Group’s 10th annual summer food drive is scheduled for this Thursday, July 15, throughout Shasta County. The Christmas holidays are the biggest season for donations to virtually all charitable organizations, but, as Shasta Food Group’s Deborah Arias noted
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Among the army of volunteers already in the trenches at Hopital Sacre Coeur when the “North State for Haiti” team arrived in Milot, was sixteen-year-old, Bay Area teenager, Rebekah Ryan. Rebekah, who begged her mom to send her alone to Haiti after th…
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Here’s .61 acres of dirt, ready for an ostentatious home in the gated Stanford Hills Community. It’s now owned by the remnant of IndyMac, which was the 4th largest bank failure in US history. Represen
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What in the world happened last week in the sporting world? Well, actually, quite a bit: Major League Baseball was having a dynamic week leading up to the All-Star Game. World Cup soccer was building to its grand finale. The Tour de France was riding into the first mo…
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After four months on the job, Mountain Gate Community Service District interim manager Jeff Cole could serve five more months. The district’s five-member board decided in closed session Tuesday to keep Cole as interim manager until Dec. 14. Gary Gunter, chairman of the board, declined to comment further on the district
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Dear Lynne: Is there something special one can do with new garlic -- the type with the skin that's not papery yet and with the long green stalks? I like the idea of it being around for a short time; you feel like you've got to get to it fast. What can I do to cash in? -- Steven from Lancaster Dear Steven: I am wi
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If you could spend vast amounts of other people’s money just by saying a few magic words, wouldn’t you be tempted to do it? Barack Obama has spent hundreds of billions of dollars of the taxpayers’ money just by using the magic words “stimulus” and “jobs.”
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After a string of mostly fruitless studies over the past year that consumed a lot of time and paper but did little to cut costs, the city of Redding is launching yet another exploration of privatizing city services to squeeze a few precious dollars out of the shrinking budget. Is the city just not learning the lesson?
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Enterprise High School football coach Darren Trueland and Portola's Steve Heskett will meet the media at the annual Lions media luncheon today at the Oxford Suites in Chico.
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The Red Bluff Little League 11-12 year-old All-stars held off West Redding 4-3 to with the District 1 championship game at Volonte Park in Anderson on Tuesday.
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Anderson Fire Protection District board members agreed with the Shasta County Grand Jury's recommendations about their handling of the former fire chief's resignation in a letter approved at their meeting Tuesday evening.
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A pool service employee Tuesday found the body of a 57-year-old Redding woman floating in the swimming pool at her Leonard Drive home off Shasta View Drive.
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Despite a flurry of recent activity, Redding's housing construction industry remains more depressed than it's been in decades, according to at least one observer. Jerry Wagar, Ochoa and Shehan president and past chairman of the Shasta Builders Exchange, said homebuilders locally and across the nation have been reduced to b
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Law enforcement officials from at least two counties served search warrants Tuesday afternoon on Ashley Furniture Homestores in Redding and Chico.
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I write likeChuck PalahniukI Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!I guess it would be nice if I had any idea who he is. Or maybe not.
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The Fabulous Fabric Shop offers monthly classes including "Learning to Sew" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and July 27, and workshops including "Zippers" from 6 to 9:30 p.m. July 28. Costs range from $15 to $45. The shop's Young Designers Sewing Camp for ages 8 to 14 will meet Tuesdays Aug. 3 to 24. Cost is $50 for the fo
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Q: Your column explaining how stores are reimbursed for coupons made me think about whether I should use one store's coupon at a competing store down the street. For example, I received a coupon good for a $5 discount on a $30 grocery purchase at Store A in my area, but I used it at Store B, since they will honor it. But d
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Berries and cherries are popping up in produce departments and roadside stands in the north state. While they make great snacks and desserts by themselves, it's always good to be incorporate these fresh fruits into various summer recipes.
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COTTONWOOD - Firefighters contained this evening an 8 to 10-acre vegetation fire that destroyed two barns, a spokesman with the Cottonwood Fire Protection District said.
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RED BLUFF — Police are investigating the death today of a one-month-old baby.
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Hey, this won't make a noticeable dent in the trillion-dollar deficit, but Rep. Wally Herger alerts the world that his HR 689 has passed both houses of Congress -- and will bring new efficiencies to one small corner of the...
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The former manager of the now-defunct Cheesecakes Unlimited restaurant in downtown Redding was sentenced Tuesday to 120 days in jail and placed on formal probation for three years after being convicted in May of embezzling money from the business.
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MONTGOMERY CREEK - Firefighters contained this evening a vegetation fire near Terry Mill Road that had threatened at least one home.
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Emergency personnel responding this afternoon to a rollover accident on Gas Point Road near Majestic Oak Circle.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger offered his condolences today to the family of Lance Cpl. Tyler Allen Roads of Burney.
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RED BLUFF – A 27-year-old Cottonwood man was arrested early this morning near the Tehama County jail after he fled from a sheriff’s sergeant who tried to pull over his speeding sports car, deputies said.
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The 2nd District's assemblyman, Jim Nielsen, was in Redding last night, speaking to a meeting of the Redding Tea Party. Nominally, he was there to discuss the stalled state budget -- which he did, for a few minutes. Mostly, though,...
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Law enforcement officials from at least two counties served search warrants this afternoon on Ashley Furniture Homestores in Redding and Chico.
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The rock has its fans, the Bee reports -- and they're on Twitter....
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The body of a 57-year-old Redding woman was found floating today in the swimming pool at her Leonard Drive home off Shasta View Drive
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Fire crews were responding to a vegetation fire this morning at the eastbound offramp from Highway 44 to Airport Road.
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The old cannon is now part of the Shasta Courthouse Museum collection at Shasta. This is its story according to historian and Shasta Courthouse Museum benefactress Mae Helene Bacon Boggs: "A ship's cannon - cast iron and muzzle-loading. (16.5 cm...
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Our best advertising is our referals: Here is a review that one of our recent senior moms posted. Thanks so much guys! We really appreciate it! “Dana G. 7/11/2010 stars Sandra G. says: Dana & I were absolutely stunned upon seeing Tom’s work. We had seen several clips but they were no where near the [...]
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So reports the LA Times. Not a big surprise, given the senator's politics, but she adds to the line-up of prominent opponents of Proposition 19. Now, the whole point of the initiative system is to bypass the politicians who are...
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Here is another great Shasta High senior. We did part of her session in Sacramento while we were there this past Saturday and the rest in the studio on Sunday. Senior portrait specials for July are just about gone, only about 4 spots left so call today if you want the awesome deal for July! 223-5456 And as always, you can s
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I’ve been riding the stationary bike and doing yoga in the yard for a few weeks now. I’m very glad to be back to it, glad to be up early and, with our triple digit summer temps, glad to be outside in the cool of the day. I enjoy the wildlife. The blue jays are perky and [...]
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From CourtHouseNews.com: REDDING, Calif. (CN) - A patient claims her doctor allowed a newspaper reporter to surreptitiously videotape her while she discussed with the doctor the medical use of marijuana for chronic pain. The patient claims Dr. Cristal Speller and...
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A ringtail cat died this morning when it wandered into a Pacific Gas & Electric substation in Montgomery Creek, causing an electrical short that sparked a vegetation fire.
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Use an interactive database to see where federal stimulus funds have gone in the north state.
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Today’s FDotD has solar water heating collectors on the garage. In fact, this application of solar energy is one of the most underrated and effective of all the green technologies currently being generally ignored by the media. Perhaps as a result of that ignorance, China has
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Gusty breezes and cooler temperatures should make Redding a more pleasant place today. After high temperatures of more than 100 degrees on Monday, today is expected to top out at just around 92 or 93 degrees in Redding, according to the National Weather Service.
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Time for a OneWord prompt. That's a word, a timer and 60 seconds. The word is "forgoten."Eggs congealing on the good China, coffee cold, breakfast forgotten.A trail of clothing like directional breadcrumbs marks a path from the front door to the bedroom. A second, with less articles, flows from the sunny k
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Gang problems in cities are a lot like nasty, invasive plants. If you allow them to spread and grow roots, they can be extremely hard to remove. In this respect, Redding has a huge advantage. Gangs haven’t been able
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There’s something richly dynamic and impressive about teachers and students collaborating in a showcase of art. This happened repeatedly during Music Max’s two-year anniversary party/concert in Anderson River Park on Sunday. As I mentioned in…
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As Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer last spring signed her state’s landmark bill cracking down on illegal immigration, she listed crime as her biggest reason.
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Are traveling doctors who specialize in the lucrative niche of writing marijuana recommendations — licenses to smoke coveted both by genuinely afflicted patients and casual users who just want to avoid trouble with the police — running afoul of the canons of medical ethics? Maybe, but that’s between the
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Fresh off two close victories over the Humboldt Crabs, the Redding Colt .45s are looking to continue a strong homestand with four more games this week.
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Shasta High School product and Vanderbilt University first baseman Aaron Westlake was named the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) Coca-Cola Player of the Week for July 4-10 on Monday.
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One of the most popular trails in the north state will be getting a new ending as part of a five-year overhaul.
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A wanted parolee allegedly tossed a rock at a tipster’s car, breaking the vehicle’s window as the driver was about to tell deputies about him.
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In 1910: The Trinity County Board of Supervisors purchased the portion of the Lewiston Turnpike in Trinity County for $1,000. That eliminated the toll road immediately east of Weaverville. The only toll road left was the Delta-Trinity Center toll road.
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The Redding Macintosh Users Group offers free beginner and advanced classes weekly at the Frontier Senior Center, Anderson. Call for course times and dates at 241-8227 or 365-6888, or go to www.rmug.org
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Family and friends of Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler Allen Roads spent Monday on what would have been his 21st birthday mourning and recounting memories of his life.
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After outsourcing library services and tourism promotion, Redding will consider privatizing parks maintenance to further stretch public dollars.
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Last week’s lightning likely caused a 175-acre wildfire that burned Monday near Fall River Mills, firefighters said.
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SACRAMENTO — A former Redding mortgage consultant was sentenced Monday to three years in prison after pleading guilty last year to mail fraud.
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A small north state water and fire district’s board is set to go into closed session today to discuss hiring a manager.
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The north state will go without its venerable Arts and Crafts Fair this year.
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Rescue personnel are at a traffic collision at the Interstate 5 offramp at Bonneyview Road, according to the California Highway Patrol's website.
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Wally's getting some far-flung ink for his ambitious proposal to scrap President Obama's health care law. This McClatchy News dispatch was reprinted on the Miami Herald's web site. Excerpt: WASHINGTON - Rep. Wally Herger wants to junk the new federal...
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Directed by Trish Harris-Spinner, the performance includes acting, dancing and singing by over 40 community members and is the culmination of a six-week intensive academy.
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Jan Dinkel, who was dean of nursing at Shasta College for 30 years, will head Simpson University’s new nursing program, beginning July 1.
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Lions Club holds fundraiser to support community projects.
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It is a very common practice for a high school to hold a class reunion, but it is rare if not unheard of for an elementary school to hold a school reunion after 30 to 40 years after former students have graduated.
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Nine members of the local Redding Kart Klub brought home three major trophies, several place wins and a new track record at the Karting Nationals held in Richland, Wash. London Amlin set a new course record in his class. He also took first place in his class. London and fellow teammate Justin Foux, both 14, of Red Bluff als
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Saturday night's fourth annual Dancing with the Stars Shasta County Style was the most lucrative of the shows ever, said Kristi Hanson, fundraising coordinator for the Shasta Women's Refuge, the agency benefiting from the event.
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There were so many things I wanted to teach her. How to breast-feed. How to burp. How to play pat-a-cake. I remember working on her first word, repeating it over and over, the name I wanted her to call out in the night whenever she needed attention: "Daddy." She learned it well, used it to great effect. But for the record,
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Volunteers are needed to serve as advocates for Shasta Women's Refuge after-hours crisis line. Crisis line volunteers provide assistance to callers who need to talk or need shelter in an emergency situation.
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All red-blooded Americans have a soft spot for the farmers and ranchers who raise our food. And Californians have seen so much of our landscape developed over the years to have a strong emotional attachment to open space. Combine the...
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We were in this house when it was listed in 2008 for over $600K. It was really nice. Very bright and open, which was unusual for a ranch style west Redding home. Two big shops and a nicely re-done pool. Great setting. Updated 1976 built 2688 sq ft 3/2.5. We liked
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Family and friends of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler Allen Roads spent today on what would have been his 21st birthday mourning and recounting memories of his life.
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SACRAMENTO - A former Redding mortgage consultant was sentenced today to three years in prison after pleading guilty last year to mail fraud.
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Lightning last week likely caused a 120-acre wildfire that burned today near Fall River Mills.
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The two chairs of Obama's debt commission sounded a downbeat note over the weekend. The WashPost reports. Excerpt: The commission leaders said that, at present, federal revenue is fully consumed by three programs: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. "The rest...
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A Redding street that flooded Sunday due to a broken water main has been repaired, and the water didn't do any damage the road's surface.
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Brad Garbutt links to a Wall St. Journal story about the increasing popularity of the cool website Walkscore.com and how, supposedly, its metric can really give a pop to real estate values. Real-estate prices are reflecting the new interest in...
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So this can't be good news. The federal tax credit for homebuyers ended in April, and then pending home sales dropped off pretty steeply nationwide, according to the
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Slippery clays are delaying The Big One, Science Daily reports. ScienceDaily (July 9, 2010) -- California's San Andreas fault is notorious for repeatedly generating major earthquakes and for being on the brink of producing the next "big one" in a...
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Anderson police responded to the Handi Spot market on Northway Street Sunday night for a report of at least seven people armed with knives about to fight.
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We received the email invitation to Rivers Restaurant for their 4th of July Dinner: “Your 7-Course evening will begin with appetizers, and culminate with dessert and the largest fireworks display in Northern California.” Wow. We’ve been trying to shed a few pounds, but this seems w
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The Chinese were excellent gardeners and planted many large gardens in the Redding and Anderson areas beginning during the Gold Rush years with some of them lasting into the 1920s. Chinese men tended, harvested, and sold the vegetables to meet...
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A 37-year-old Cottonwood man was arrested this weekend for allegedly hitting a man with a crowbar after the suspect had first smashed in his car's window with the makeshift weapon.
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A wanted parolee allegedly tossed a rock at a tipster's car, breaking the vehicle's window as the driver was about to tell deputies about the suspect.
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Tehama County sheriff's deputies were unable to locate a suspected marijuana grower who ran off after they had handcuffed him.
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I’m developing a new, potentially annoying hobby — sorta silent movies. My first adventure in camera filming recorded granny’s cat Sam sniffing Tibetan incense smoke. The camera work was very shoddy. Spaztastic. My second film is a recording of a spot of light bouncing on the wooden panel that covers the 
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From its headwaters in Mount Shasta to a "water intake facility" in Sacramento. Excerpt from an "editorial notebook" in the Bee: Water flowed from the base of the hill at a surprising rate, not the trickle or burble you would...
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Expect triple-digit temperatures for most of this week. The National Weather Service predicts that today will reach as high as 103 degrees. Tuesday will be a bit cooler, topping out at 97 degrees. The rest of the week is expected to be more of a scorcher with temperatures reaching as high as 105 degrees on Friday and 106 o
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While dancing to the oldies in the freezer aisle at Trader Joe’s, looking for an idea for a convenient appetizer, Femme de Joie came across Panang Curry Sticks, picked up a box, and gave ‘em a try.
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I don’t think I will ever forget following the ambulance taking Mom. I felt helpless as I watched the doctor give her stitches above her eye in the hallway because all the rooms were full. Somehow, even
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What: Wynonna Judd at Cascade Theatre When: July 30, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Where: Cascade Theatre 1733 Market St Cost: $65-75 Tickets available here. Five-tim
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Clearly, a fairy godmother has been watching over the “North State for Haiti” team since we left Redding on Tuesday. We survived an outbound flight debacle, an unexpected overnight in Florida and a one-way flight
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One of the most common arguments in favor of legalizing marijuana, as November’s Proposition 19 will ask California’s voters to do, is that the drug is already easily available. Well, the Rand Corp. isn't so sure.
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Henry Thoreau, born nearly two centuries ago on July 12, 1817, was this country’s eloquent proponent of The Simple Life.
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The Little League all-stars are in full swing and the 9-10 year-old District 1 double-elimination tournament is close to crowning a champ.
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The Redding Diamondbacks dropped two games to the Vacaville Rattlers on Sunday, losing 8-5 in the opener and 3-0 in the second game.
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For the second consecutive night, Matt Alton was the hero.
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Today in History: June 12, 2010
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A store security employee was slashed with a box cutter while trying to detain a shoplifter Saturday afternoon, Redding police said.
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Burney residents are in mourning as word spreads of the death of 20-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler Allen Roads of Burney, who was shot and killed Friday in an Afghanistan combat zone.
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A small north state water district is challenging the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in federal court, arguing that the agency isn’t doing the maintenance and providing the water it should.
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Billie Fulgaro has had “nothing but trouble” since she moved to Redding from Oregon a year and a half ago.
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Burney residents are in mourning as word spreads of the death of 20-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler Allen Roads of Burney, who was shot and killed Friday in an Afghanistan combat zone.
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A free concert featuring students and instructors from the Music Max music store in Palo Cedro was held today at Anderson River Park Amphitheater.
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1/2 gallon buttermilk1 cup sugar 1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple in juice (not syrup)1 jar maraschino cherries and juiceIn a large plastic container (a 9 x 13 carrier works well), mix buttermilk, sugar, crushed pineapple and juice. Halve the cherries and add them and juice to the mixture. Mix we
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With summer’s heat upon us, I am once again amazed at the resilience and beauty of succulents in our North State gardens. I was inspired to revisit this piece on Claude Geffray’s Gardens in Chico. Look u
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Seems to me these horses could be rounded-up to be selectively castrated to control the herd instead of transporting them to holding pens where they live out their lives. But maybe I'm missing something? Despite protests, feds to round up...
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Firefighters are at the scene of a small vegetation fire in the Cassel area this afternoon.
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No, not for dinner. Well, perhaps dinner for something. But here we see an overheated squirrel taking advantage of the cool comfort offered by shaded concrete block. All Redding’s critters know that afternoon means siesta time, on a hot July day. Probably both hunters and prey play by the same rules, so it&#
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Redding officials closed down portions of three streets early this afternoon after a broken water main flooded the area.
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My Friend, Father Avram
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Homily – 15th Sunday ordinary Time Year C Deu. 30:10-14, Col 1:15-20, Luke 19:25-37 In the time of Jesus, the rabbis determined that there were 613 separate laws in the five books of Moses, and t
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Here is the group of men who had enough guts to set out on a 150 mile "Men's Spiritual Kayaking Retreat."
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Maria Orozco and Jake Carver won the Dancing with the Stars Shasta County Style competition Saturday night at the Cascade Theatre in Redding.
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Rep. Wally Herger's critics from the right -- the folks who backed Pete Stiglich in this year's primary -- said the congressman had just spent too long in Washington and become part of the system. In brief, he'd changed. No...
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Rep. Wally Herger's critics from the right -- the folks who backed Pete Stiglich in this year's primary -- said the congressman had just spent too long in Washington and become part of the system. No kidding. Check out this...
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Fellow blogger Marc Beauchamp pointed me in the direction of this Shasta Lake trivia. Did you know Shasta Lake was briefly a National Park property? The following excerpted information comes from a story written by Bob Janiskee in the National...
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Expect sunny and hot weather today, with a high near 102. Tonight will be clear with a low around 70. Monday's high is expected to be around 100 and cooling to a low of 70 Monday night.
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Neighborhood kids, don’t let this happen to you! Read all about the misadventures of a real-life Redding man trying to improve his home in Doni Greenberg’s recent story, “Will Garden Tract Home Owner Th
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The latest grand jury report regarding the Shasta County Animal Shelter was certainly an interesting read. It wasn’t because the three pages were completely devoid of any facts that would support the claims made, but rather it appeared to be a sales pitch for Haven Humane’s ultimate takeover of the Shasta Cou
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Injuries are inevitable on the chaotic front line of a wildland fire. That makes rapid treatment and especially evacuation all the more critical in ensuring wounds lead to plaster casts, not funeral caskets.
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As the subject of Monday’s editorial, I thought I would take time to offer a rebuttal to some misinformation and ideas regarding my proposed law regarding deficiency forgiveness on short sales and banks taking TARP money.
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High-handed political tactics have become the norm in Sacramento’s ongoing budget debacle, but even by those dubious standards, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s order to pay most state employees minimum wage until the Legislature passes a budget is a nasty abuse of power.
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Every year when the weather gets warm, a steady stream of rafters, canoeists, kayakers and boaters use the river in droves. Most of them are well prepared with life vests and local knowledge. Most are sober.
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Karina and Luke Pearson of Ono were married May 29, 2010, at the Igo Inn in Igo. The bride is the daughter of Howard and Kathy Gay of Redding. She graduated in May from Chico State with a bachelor of arts degree in social work. The groom is the son of Dan and Roxy Pearson of Ono. He works at Pearson Excavation, his fami
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Marvin and Anne Whiteman of Red Bluff celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary June 25, 2010, at The Lodge in Oroville during a two-day getaway. They were married June 25, 1955, in Mission Hills. They moved from Northridge to Red Bluff in 1994.
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A July 31, 2010, wedding is planned for Allie Shoemaker and Shin Gabriele at Steve and Vicky White's House in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Danielle and William White, Anderson; and Bob Shoemaker of Redding. Her fiance is the son of Peter and Narumi Gabriele. He plans to make a career in the military afte
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An Oct. 10, 2010, wedding is planned by Tracy Grisham and Todd Mattley, both of Sacramento, at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria Ballroom in Sacramento. The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Michele Grisham of Shasta. She is a 1997 graduate of University of the Pacific and has a bachelor's degree in communications and
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Dear Straight Talk: I am stepfather to three teenagers. I have attended several high school commencements and have noticed a pattern of students thanking their moms but never their dads. Many students thank their "family" but I have never once heard a dad singled out, yet many mothers are. Are dads really that absent in ch
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Payton and I suffered an argument yesterday. She had created a very dangerous game for Davey involving jumping over heavy cardboard cylinders that she had found in a trash can and brought home.
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Looking back over the past 10 years with that temperamental housemate, about the best I can say is that it was a lot like a bad marriage and a little like a sweet divorce. So when the big white truck rolled away from our house recently with the crumpled remnants of our aged central heating/air conditioning unit heaped in t
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The ever-rising popularity of television, video games and computers has taken its fair share of blame for the declining health of our children.
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After our last visit we were going to search through old boxes looking for snapshots of you and your childhood pets. If you were fortunate in finding some we discussed having them enlarged into 8 X 10 sizes. Our goal here is to personalize a bare wall in your home with your very own pictures. Not with some unexciting, pric
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Jerry and Lana Cissney of Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 10, 2010, with a dinner and barbecue hosted by their children at their residence. They were married April 10, 1960, in Sacramento. They have lived in Redding for four years. Jerry worked for 19 years for the department of corrections, retiri
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Phil and Diane McDonald celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 5, 2010, at a luncheon hosted by their children at Anselmo Winery in Shingletown. The couple were married June 4, 1960, in Spokane, Wash. The couple have lived in Redding for 45 years. Phil worked as a research forester for the U.S. Forest Service for 3
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Archie and Dawn Leatham celebrated thier 65th wedding anniversary at a family get-together at Buz's Crab on June 17, 2010. The couple were married June 17, 1945, in Redding. They have lived in Redding for 45 years.
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Hugh and Doris Truelock celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 19, 2010, at a celebration hosted by their children and grandchildren at Anderson River Park. The couple were married June 18, 1960, in Half Moon Bay. They have lived in Happy Valley for 33 years. Hugh retired from the city of Redding Water Treatment Pla
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Jennifer Cheri Doss and Harlan Dale Icenhower were married on May 29, 2010, in a garden wedding at their residence on Texas Springs Road. Jennifer is the daughter of Donald E. Doss of Redding and Hazel C. Behrendt of Arizona. She is general sales manager for Ellis Art & Engineering Supplies. Dale is the son of Gloria M
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What: Ninth Annual Mt. Lassen Art Show When: Jul 10 and 11 Where: Mt. Lassen Art Center, 36373 State Hwy 44 You are invited Ninth Annual Mt. Lassen Art Show July 10 and 11, Saturday and Sunday all day. Live music and food. Local artists show and sell fine art. A free publ…
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A suspected shoplifter allegedly used a box cutter to slash an agent who helped wrestle the man to the ground outside ShopKo in Redding on Saturday afternoon.
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Just when I got used to my Motorola Droid, out comes the Droid X.
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The Mt. Shasta Mall is reaping savings from a program it launched nearly two years ago to become more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
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Q: “How does the breaks work on Wall Street that suspend trading at certain times? Should investors be concerned with the recent drop that Congress held hearings on to determine the cause?”
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Wrist problems have become a common complaint these days. Working on computers, while not necessarily causing the problem, definitely increases their likelihood.
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Traffic on Highway 299 was blocked in both directions for about 40 minutes late Saturday afternoon after a car fire started a 2-acre grass fire.
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Allegations of profiteering pot doctors aren’t unique to California.
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Q: Is it legal to use the assistance of a submerged light source in the taking of trout, crappie and maybe even some catfish in California? The lights might include waterproof flashlights or standard 12-volt drop down fishing lights (made by Optronics) and maybe a floating crappie light.
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This year, I took two watches around the world. On international trips from Iceland to Nepal, watches from Suunto and Timex served as ever-ready, wrist-mounted gauges.
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They’re a much smaller range than the Sierras, but the Marble Mountains are a hiker’s dream, a seemingly endless succession of lakes and trails neatly crammed into 400 square miles southwest of Yreka.
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The West Redding Little League 9-10 all-stars advanced in the loser’s bracket of the District 1 Tournament with a lopsided 13-2 victory over Cottonwood on Friday night and defeated Yreka 14-11 on Saturday.
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The Redding Diamondbacks split two games against the U-18 Vacaville Bees, falling 10-5 in the first game and winning 5-0 in the second, on Saturday in Vacaville.
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I have been watching each day the surface of the river going by and observing the little silvery fingerling salmon feeding on the small caddis flies now that the weather has warmed.
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Two teenage runaways were booked into Shasta County juvenile hall Saturday after their campfire caused a small fire at the T.R. Woods Memorial Park in the Sunset Terrace neighborhood.
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In between Jay-Z and Lady Gaga songs on Redding’s hip-hop and pop music station, an advertisement proclaims that for just $149, a new doctor in town will evaluate a patient for medical marijuana.
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McCLOUD -- This town loves a parade.
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This is the second in a three-part series on the different speed limits for different types of vehicle combinations.
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Today in History: July 11, 2010
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Dear Babe: Prior to the 2001 Ryder Cup, Oldsmobile had a promotion giving out a set of limited edition golf balls if you test drove a 2002 Olds. I have a box of a dozen — four sleeves of three balls each. The insignia on the Strata 2 balls are for the Ryder Cup and Oldsmobile. Since there was no Ryder Cup that year and t
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Airing on KQED on Sunday, "Commune" chronicles the Black Bear Ranch commune, founded near Yreka in '68 and still going. Excerpt of a review in the Chronicle: What's most interesting about the film is what it says about human nature...
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Trudi, I just had to show these off. Biggest, best looking broccoli I've ever grown. Closer to the camera are cauliflower and green beans. Beyond lie yellow squash and zucchini. To the right will be bell peppers (when they finally...
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Traffic on Highway 299 was blocked in both directions for about 40 minutes late this afternoon after a car fire started a 2-acre grass fire.
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The James Harman Blues Band performs with special guest Nathan James at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at LuLu’s Eating and Drinking Establishment (2230 Pine St.) in Redding. Harman has performed all across the U.
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Fire crews are fighting a barn fire this afternoon at 44800 Mushroom Lane off Highway 36 near Platina where flames have spread into the grass and brush.
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Shasta-Trinity National Forest fire crews have pounced on a new lightning-sparked blaze north of Platina today and are looking for a second smoke.
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Here is an adorable set of twin boys at 1 month of age. So cute :). One was obviously larger than the other which made it easy to tell who was who! Since our twins are now 12, it's always fun to see these little ones and relive the memories!
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Here’s a somewhat unfinished 2051 sq ft 3/2 on 5.4 acres out east of Bella Vista, with garage space for 5 cars. Since there are few really defined boundaries of the locally named regions in the unincorporated county areas, it’s difficult to say where ‘Bella Vista’ begins and
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A minor earthquake rippled through a remote area some 24 miles southwest of Hayfork this morning.
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Two teenage runaways were booked into Shasta County juvenile hall today after their campfire caused a small fire at the T.R. Woods Memorial Park in the Sunset Terrace neighborhood.
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I don’t intend to get all pointy-headed on you, but if you want to be an educated voter, you might want to study the Public Policy Institute of California’s newly updated “Planning for a Better Future, California 2025” report. The PPIC’s experts address eight prob…
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While doing yoga this morning I decided I’d like to shoot some pix up the giant pine tree ala Georgia O’Keeffe’s the Lawrence Tree. I pulled my blanket over to a spot in the wet grass beneath the tree. I like The Lawrence tree better . It’s branches are spread more voluptuously. Georgia’s view
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It came to me from blog reader Dave Leimer who found it of all places posted online at Scubaboard.com dated August 25, 2008. With his permission, I'm posting it here for everyone to see and enjoy. Thank you Dave! ...I...
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The mystery photo was a 1941 aerial view of Toyon. The following is a description of Toyon taken from the draft 3rd edition of the The Dictionary of Early Shasta County History: Originally known as Seaman's Place. Later known as...
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  WHEN:  Saturday & Sunday, July 10th & 11th   TIME:  1pm-4pm WHERE:   925 Sierra Vista Drive, Redding CA DIRECTIONS: Eureka Way to Sunset Terrace to Red Bud to Sierra Vista Drive INFO:    ASKING PRICE $469,000
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Redding police arrested a man and two women at a north side motel Friday night on suspicion of weapons possession and drug intoxication, according to a press statement.
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The northern Sacramento Valley will see typical July weather this weekend through next week: mild mornings and blazing hot afternoons. Temperatures today will peak around 103 degrees across the valley floor, according to the National Weather Service. Winds will blow out of the south this afternoon up to 9 mph.
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From the Chico paper (RS biz reporter David Benda has been on this story): CHICO -- The Butte County District Attorney's office and Chico Police Department are looking into complaints about Ashley Furniture in Chico. "We're collecting information with Chico...
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A large crowd gathered in the grass to watch the annual July 4th parade in Redding, c. 1916. Notice the people are dressed much fancier than people do today, with the ladies in their hats and dresses and men in their suits
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Q. Is there a difference between a lie that is meant to avoid hurting someone’s feelings — regarding appearance, etc. — and other lies? Do you believe it is ever right to lie? Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines “to lie” as: “1. To utter a falsehood with an intention to deceive, or with an immoral design. 2. To
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Come November, could women make up the majority of the Redding City Council? I’d be tempted to take that bet.
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As a deadly accident on the mountain last weekend showed, well-prepared climbers can do everything right — and still face disaster.
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The Crabs looked as comfortable on the road as they do at home in Friday’s series opener with the Redding Colt .45s.
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Bit by bit, the Redding Colt .45s summer collegiate baseball program is taking hold.
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Mr. Hight, I know that you can be arrested for DUI if your blood alcohol level is over 0.08. Can you still be arrested if it’s less than that? My son’s friend was stopped by Redding police but was given only a ticket and his car parked.
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The Elk Grove Breeze U-12A team clinched a spot in the ASA Western “A” Nationals Sunday by winning the division championship game of Redding Recreation’s second Mercury Madness Tournament at Big League Dreams.
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North State in Brief: July 10, 2010
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Even though the store was still at least a day away from opening, there were already five people at the front door Friday at the newest YAKS Koffee Shop in Redding.
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The state Department of Public Health was warning consumers Friday not to eat certain packaged baby spinach products because they might be contaminated with E. coli.
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North State Marketplace: July 10, 2010
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A man who had taken a Greyhound bus from Oregon was found dead Friday morning when the bus arrived at the Butte Street depot in Redding.
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A longtime locally owned business has been purchased by another longtime locally owned business.
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Two small fires, possibly caused by lightning strikes, were burning in eastern Shasta County on Friday evening.
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Today in history: July 10, 2010
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A 22-year-old Redding man whose home is described by police and prosecutors as a raucous party house was sentenced Thursday to one day in jail and ordered to complete a residential drug and alcohol treatment program for violating felony probation, prosecutors said Friday.
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Despite its popularity as a fishing hole, Kilarc Reservoir will be removed, according to a federal plan to decommission a small hydropower project near Whitmore.
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Lots of color with little effort -- that's the beauty of coleus.
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Newborn babies are so much fun to photograph. This little guy was so amazing and he did such a great job during his session. A few days after his session he went in for heart surgery. Check out our facebook page for his special story and more pictures!:
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Two Redding men were arrested today after being stopped in a car that was reported stolen, police said.
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Chronicle outdoor writer Tom Stienstra's clearly high on Lassen Volcanic National Park. Here's a link to his latest column. Only wish he'd mentioned that Redding, not Red Bluff, was the jumping off point, so out-of-town visitors from the Bay Area...
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The winner is "toe2toe" who guessed it correctly as Toyon on Shasta Dam Blvd. The aerial photo was taken in 1941. Congratulations toe2toe! You have won yourself a $10 gift certificate from River City Java and also a nice winner's...
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Two small fires, possibly caused by lightning strikes, were burning in eastern Shasta County this evening.
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SACRAMENTO – The state Department of Public Health today is warning consumers not to eat certain packaged baby spinach products because they might be contaminated with E. coli.
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A juvenile playing with fireworks was cited this afternoon for starting a less than quarter-acre vegetation fire behind the baseball field at Enterprise High School in Redding, a spokesman for the Redding Fire Department said.
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Everyone is welcome to this exciting evening of Great Inspirational Music. We are BLESSED to bring this Quality of Group/s to the North State
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Another Chance Animal Welfare League Grand Opens their new Adoption Center and Thrift Store this Saturday, July 10 from 1-3pm.
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The Weaverville Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is holding its annual fundraising banquet on July 24 beginning at 5:00 pm in Johnson's Steakhouse at the Trinity Alps Golf Course in Weaverville, CA. All are invited to this night of great fun, great food, raffles, and auctions whose proceeds benefit waterfowl and their habitats.
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San Francisco bus tour benefiting the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program. Come join us August 21. 226-3037 to reserve your spot. Cost: $65 per person.
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The Redding Office of the California Highway Patrol invites individuals 50+ to join the agencies Senior Volunteer Program – SVP. Opportunities include both field and office duties to support the agencies mission of service and safety. A 2- to 3-week academy will be held in August. Interested individuals must register
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RED BLUFF - An 85-year-old Corning driver was killed today when his pickup went off Rancho Tehama Road near Gallatin Road in western Tehama County and slammed into a power pole, a spokesman for the California Highway Patreol said.
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A 22-year-old Redding man whose home is known by police and prosecutors as a raucous party house was sentenced Thursday to one day in jail and ordered to complete a residential drug and alcohol treatment program for violating felony probation, prosecutors announced today.
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Sacramento County sheriff's deputies issued an Amber Alert this morning for a three-year-old girl and her mother kidnapped at gunpoint from their Fair Oaks home.
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The body of a Washington man was discovered this morning when the Greyhound bus on which he was a passenger pulled into the station on Butte Street in Redding.
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Traffic was diverted near Lake Boulevard and Interstate 5 Friday following a traffic accident.
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Location, location, location is taking on a new meaning in the 21st century as home buyers switch from focusing on schools and neighborhoods to proximity to stores and public transportation. Urban planners cite concerns over future oil prices as the main reason for the shift. They say baby boomers with empty nests and th
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Do you know the name of this community and where it is located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess what and where this community is located, you'll win a...
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Even though the store was still at least a day away from opening, there were already five people at the front door this morning at the newest YAKS Koffee Shop in Redding.
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A Redding man was arrested this morning on suspicion of having methamphetamines and a stolen vehicle after he was allegedly seen driving the stolen vehicle, Redding police said.
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Music Max students, faculty and local bands will perform Sunday at Anderson River Park in a day long concert.
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In an effort to promote culture and diversity, a number of Redding live entertainment venues are bringing artists to the city they normally don't. Tonight, Bombay's, which usually features hard rock acts, will host an award-winning contemporary folk-rock quartet making a splash on the independent music scene.
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There's a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11a.m. today, otherwise mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight there's a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Expect partly cloudy skies, with a low around
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We ran a post a few weeks back about the auction of this home in Palo Cedro. Having helped a client do a rather rigorous examination of the hom
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Perhaps today’s new REO listing looks familiar to longtime FDotD readers. That may be because it was our FDotD back in February. Or, perhaps you noticed this
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Cartoon from the July 12 & 19 New Yorker:...
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I took this quick shot yesterday afternoon from Lema Ranch in Redding. This classic supercell looked almost like a mushroom cloud. Mineral is about 70 miles from Redding by car, so you can just imagine the huge size of this structure in the sky. This from
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This Video Friday is dedicated to my buddy Steve, who is learning how to dance for his daughter's wedding.It's nearly the weekend, go dance, because that's your Video Friday:David Bowie, "Let's Dance"Martha & the Vandellas, "Dancing in the Steets"Los Campesinoes, "Yo
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ArtHop is this Saturday, July 10 - 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrate our 2nd Birthday with an evening of art and music of 25 venues!! HawkMan Studios, anewscafe.com and Carnegies invite you to the ArtHop After-Party, a celebration of the arts in the North State! Enjoy live music…
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Worn tennis shoes pound the pavement as I march uphill, a crooked smile on my face as I admire skyscrapers reflecting cotton clouds and dwarfing neighboring trees. Cars zip past buildings labeled Microsof
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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 TRINITY RIVER, Junction City — Trinity River flows will be down to a very fishable, albeit still a bit high, 1,000 cubic feet per second by the time this issue of WON is out. There already are some
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Remember NASA? It once represented to the world the apogee of American scientific and technological achievement.
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The price tag — $80 million — is daunting.
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In a game where no lead was safe, the Redding Colt .45s pulled ahead late as they beat Santa Rosa 8-7 in a non-league game at Tiger field Thursday night.
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Five north state youths did well at the 2010 National Junior High School Finals Rodeo in Gallup, N.M. that ended over the holiday weekend.
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What I have found the past week is that it is somewhat difficult to write a prep notebook when there are no high school sports in session.
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RED BLUFF — The future of the state highway that runs through the heart of this Tehama County city will be discussed at an upcoming workshop.
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Today in history: July 9, 2010
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North State in Brief: July 9, 2010
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North State Marketplace: July 9, 2010
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To no one’s surprise, property tax assessments dropped across Shasta County in 2009 as the north state’s real estate depression dragged through its second year.
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Travelin’ in Time is a weekly look at historic places or people in the north state.
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Thunderstorms rumbled over the north state Thursday and firefighters went to several small fires in eastern Shasta County later in the evening.
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Almost half of the wind turbines on Hatchet Ridge overlooking Burney are up and the first should start producing power early next week.
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Michael Mojarro said he isn’t sure Living Hope Compassion Ministries in Redding will be able to continue offering emergency food bags to families in need.
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Another north state political veteran has joined the crowd of challengers vying for three open Redding City Council seats in November.
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The upcoming trial of a Hornbrook man accused of kidnapping, sexual assault and trying to murder a 3-year-old Yreka girl who reportedly was buried alive will remain in Siskiyou County.
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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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Rover Come Over
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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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