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August 6th, 2010

A fire investigator has been called to the scene of a fire this evening at Bechelli Lane and Redcliff Drive in Redding.
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The No on Proposition 19 campaign was kind enough to send along a packet of information and arguments against the initiative to legalize marijuana. As last Sunday's editorial said, there are good arguments against 19. At the same time, I'm...
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A week-long marijuana eradication effort on public lands has resulted in 76,821 pot plants being destroyed, a Shasta County sheriff’s sergeant said today.
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Shiny eggplants, bumpy cucumbers, beefy tomatoes and plump potatoes are harvested from the large garden below Hank and Liz Slowik's Palo Cedro home. But the most important thing that grows there is a spirit of generosity.
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Looking for a way to reduce the bug population and add interest to your vegetable patch? A small pond is your answer. Attracting dragonflies, damselflies and frogs provides another level of activity in the garden.
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Congratulations to "dr" who guessed it correctly at 3:25 as the Fort Crook monument on McArthur Road. Thank you everyone else for your guesses. It was a fun game. "dr" wins a $10 gift certificate and and also a winner's...
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A fast-moving grass fire that swept the hillside between Buenaventura and Starlight boulevards in west Redding on Thursday tested the nerves of homeowners in the area. Fire crews in trucks were still monitoring the site Friday. The fire, which sent up huge waves of dark smoke, charred the bulk ...
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Public health officials say a Shasta County man may have contracted E. coli from ground beef sold by a company that today launched a national recall on 1 million pounds of ground beef products after seven people were sickened by the bacteria.
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The Republican political types are making a lot of noise about today's national unemployment report -- calling it a failure of Democratic policies. Here's a snippet from a typical e-mail: "As Barbara Boxer touts her so-called 'Recovery Summer,' America has...
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A pickup driven by Susan Baxter of Los Molinos blew a tire this afternoon near the Cottonwood scales in Tehama County, causing the pickup to swerve and collide with a big rig.
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The Shasta County District Attorney’s Office has begun to review a report from sheriff’s investigators who are recommending that child endangerment charges be filed against the father of an 11-year-old Redding girl who drowned July 18 in Clear Creek following a rafting accident.
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Firefighters are still trying to determine what caused a 371-acre blaze this week in Siskiyou County.
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RED BLUFF – The third sighting of a mountain lion within this city’s limits in about a week was reported early this morning to police.
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Kansans For Judicial Accountability: Some men kill their wives, others steal the children
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Family Court Crisis-Abusers Getting Custody..!!: News Media on Janelle Burrill Protest California a Court whore her paydays on blood are near over
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From Skip Murphy's blog: "Price slashed for immediate sale. Fantastic location on busy intersection and across from parking garage. Upscale restaurant with many extras. On site liquor license included. Call for lease details. Seller finance with substantial down."...
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News Media on Janelle Burrill Protest California a Court whore her paydays on blood are near overThis is exactly the behavior and lack of qualifications being exhibited here in Shasta County, by the people working in "Famil
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Longtime north state real estate broker Mark Lascelles has been named president of the Shasta County Economic Development Corp., the group announced today.
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I'm trying to think of who might be interested in the naming rights for Redding civic buildings. Could one of the big paving contractors have an interest in supporting our fair city's celebration of concrete? In any case, even small...
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Darrell & Sandy Chambers and our 1937 Ford Convertible took Best of Show at the Fortuna Redwood Auto Expo. The show was held in beautiful downtown Fortuna, July 23rd thru July 25th. Darrell and I have been attending this show for the last decade and this is the first time a Redding street rod has won this honor in all
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What is this and where is it located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you can name what the monument is commemorating and the road where it's located, you'll win the contest. Don't worry about the two...
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Buy the furniture, fixtures, equipment and ABC license for the much loved Maritime Restaurant and Bar on California Street in Redding. Plus all the generous goodwill that comes with one of the most highly regarded restaurants in Shasta County. This sale includes no real estate. The lease seems a bit steep
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I awoke to a beautiful sunrise. So I thought, Hmmm, Why not get a hike in before the family w
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A Redding Police unit was involved in a wreck Thursday night in the Enterprise area of Redding.
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It may sound like a Boston law firm, but as Bruce helpfully notes it's the slate of city council candidates the Redding police union is apparently endorsing. Smart. Backing a slate could likely save the union a bunch of money...
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A Nevada City man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence this morning after smashing his vehicle head-on into a vehicle driven by a Redding woman just west of Redding.
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The Soft Boys are on parade in the DarcyArts Etsy shop. I psychically flinched prior to now about remaking my sweet, dear to my heart prototypes but, dude, it’s my favorite work after Big Donuts. Maybe it’s a tie. It’s just that the donuts are so soft and look like a delicious forbidden food. I am semi-p
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High temperatures for Redding are expected to drop well below 100 degrees this weekend and early next week. The high Sunday should be 93, Monday 92 and Tuesday 92, according to the National Weather Service. The respite from typical north state scorching summer days will be book ended by hot days. Today should be sunny and
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Jamison "Junior" Brown is a singer/guitar-slinger who makes Austin, Texas his home.He plays a hybrid guit-steel, part electric guitar, part lap steel guitar.Brown has the ability to bridge a lot of musical tastes, from country to rock 'n roll.And that lovely woman
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Recently I found myself whisked away over 3,000 miles from my home in the North State. I landed in unknown territory named Boston, Massachusetts. The skies were a bit overcast with lazy clouds and people busily crossed streets and avoided speeding taxis. The buildings were large and old, colored in brown or red b
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Today’s FDotD is a newer home in an area that will someday be very near a large new grocery store at a a major freeway interchange. It looks reasonably nice inside. It’s a Fannie Mae seized property, so you can purchase this for as little as 3% down using Homepa
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The Redding Peace Officers' Association, via its Facebook feed (man, that is so 2010), announces that it has endorsed candidates for the November election. This will come as a big shock: The incumbents did not win the RPOA's support. The...
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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 — Good tides continued to brings loads of salmon and steelhead into the Klamath River. Much of the salmon fishing was at the mouth with CV-7 spinners and Kastmasters. St
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The Obama administration has begun to stake out its position on extending the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003. Predictably the president is trying to split the difference — sort of.
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The city of Shasta Lake staff, planning commissioners, and the former City Council did indeed work long and hard on the hillside grading ordinance, prior to its approval. I believe public comment was also requested from local developers and builders during that process. So what is the motive of three current council memb
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Last week, a draft memo surfaced from the Homeland Security Department suggesting ways to administratively circumvent existing law to allow several categories of illegal immigrants to avoid deportation and, indeed, for some to be granted permanent residency. Most disturbing was the stated rationale. This was being propos
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Linda and Herb Stewart of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 5, 2010, with a renewal of vows at Corum Ranch, near Lake Shasta, followed by a family reunion. Pastor George Nite, of CrossPointe Community Church, officiated. The couple were married June 3, 1960, at San Gabriel Union Church in San Gabrie
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An Oct. 9, 2010, wedding is planned for Cassandra Cole and Phillip Wacker, both of Ashland, Ore., at the Historic Ashland Springs Hotel in Ashland, Ore. The bride-elect is the daughter of David L. Cole of Chatsworth and the late Darla M. Cole. She is a 2004 graduate of Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth and a 2008 gradu
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North state in brief: Aug. 6, 2010
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RED BLUFF — Three incumbents, a swimming-pool booster and a former city councilman who sued the city are among the candidates for Red Bluff City Council.
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Today in History: Aug. 6, 2010
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Ono is finally a place of its own.
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RED BLUFF — Firefighters have offered up 12 percent of their pay in response to a budget squeeze that has the city facing a $1.4 million deficit.
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A court-appointed receiver has been placed in charge of the distressed Redding Hilltop Center, which is home to Trader Joe’s.
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As expected, the homeless man arrested early this week on suspicion of murdering another homeless man has been released from Shasta County jail because of insufficient evidence.
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Firefighters contained a fast-moving, two-alarm grass and brush fire in west Redding on Thursday evening that had threatened homes, a shopping center, Benton Airpark and the county’s emergency communications dispatch center.
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t’s not just about dispatching anymore.
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Redding School District administrators knew of alleged embezzlement at Sycamore Elementary School last year but did nothing about it, says the president of the district’s teachers union.
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We visited with my sister Nora and her husband JB a couple of weeks ago. They may be the cutest couple ever:Nora's best thing is spoiling her guests, so while the gang was splashing in the pool, we as
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A few days after getting swept by the Folsom Pioneers, the Redding Colt .45s gained some revenge with a 4-2 victory over the same Pioneers on Thursday at the West Coast League Tri-State tournament in Arcata.
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Before we look ahead to football camps that begin on Monday, I’d like to recap my first experience at the North-South 33rd Annual Lions All-Star game that was played at Enterprise on Saturday.
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Superior California Economic Development’s Microenterprise Development Program is sponsoring a workshop to explore self-employment.
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      Redding police guard Buenaventura and Starlight drives as fire crews extinguish flames and some residents evacuate their homes.  
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Wonder if any of the honchos from the McConnell Foundation will be there. After all, Farmers Insurance stock was behind Carl and Leah's largess. "Stretching 15-feet longer than a 747 and 50-feet longer than the largest blimp, the Farmers Airship,...
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BUSINESS PLAN: 1. Buy a dive bar for the price of the liquor license and for the location (directly across the street from Redding’s finest music and arts venue, the illustrious Cascade Theater). 2. Gut the space and spend some cash transforming it into a 1920′s Chicago-style bar with a
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The AP asked Meg Whitman if she'd join Warren Buffet's club of billionaires who'll commit to giving half their money away. Her answer? No. But I have to wonder in all seriousness: Will she still be a billionaire by the...
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  KRCR News reports a fire that resulted in evacuations in the vicinity of Buenaventura and Starlight roads. Click here for more.  
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The 14U Shasta Golddiggers youth girl’s softball ASA team will have tryouts for the 2010 fall season Sunday at Softball Park in Redding.
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The house where John Brown's widow and two daughters lived in the 1860s is at 135 Main St. in Red Bluff. It was built especially for them with money donated by citizens throughout California. It still exists and is now a private residence.
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Firefighters contained a fast-moving, two-alarm grass and brush fire in west Redding this evening that had threatened homes, a shopping center, Benton Airpark and the county’s emergency communications dispatch center.
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RED BLUFF – A second confirmed sighting of a mountain lion within this city’s limits in a week was reported Wednesday night by a Tehama County sheriff’s deputy, police said today.
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With Shasta County health inspector Fern Hastings? From the Portland paper: It's hardly unusual to hear small-business owners gripe about licensing requirements or complain that heavy-handed regulations are driving them into the red. So when Multnomah County shut down an...
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With Shasta County health inspector Fern Hastings? From the Portland paper: It's hardly unusual to hear small-business owners gripe about licensing requirements or complain that heavy-handed regulations are driving them into the red. So when Multnomah County shut down an...
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Redding School District administrators knew of alleged embezzlement at Sycamore Elementary School last year, but did nothing about it, according to the president of the district’s teachers union.
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A 55-year-old Redding man arrested last month after threatening a grocery store employee with an ax pleaded no contest today in Shasta County Superior Court to two criminal counts in connection with the incident.
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Chamber prez Frank Strazzarino told me this afternoon that the chamber will help underwrite a study comparing salaries and benefits paid by the City of Redding with a group of ten "comparable" north state cities, including Chico, Davis and Roseville....
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Interesting project from the Environmental Defense Fund that attempts to map California's emerging "green economy," broken down by county or legislative district. Check out the map here. Shasta County's green economy includes, according to EDF, an odd mix of construction...
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What: The Brittany Reilly Duo at Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant When: Saturday (Aug 7), 8 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant On tour from Asheville, NC: Brittany Reilly was born on May 22nd, 1984 and raised in a small town outside of Cleveland, OH called Bay Village. Her first musi
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What: The Brittany Reilly Duo at Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant When: Saturday (Aug 7), 8 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant On tour from Asheville, NC: Brittany Reilly was born on May 22nd, 1984 and raised in a small town outside of Cleveland, OH called Bay Village. Her first musi
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Can't wait!! I was out this morning and got a glimpse of all the hard work these people are pouring out to bring this event to our local Park here in Anderson, Ca!  WooHoo!  I have only been to the Anderson River park a few times, but I have to say, it is a really NICE park! Wow, they have so much area, nicely mai
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According to this release from Farmers Insurance Group. If you're lucky you might be able to get a ride Aug. 12-14. Wonder if they know what happened to the airship America on July 3, 1909. It was Redding's equivalent of...
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Blood centers need donations.
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What can you do to prevent osteoarthritis? If you already have the condition or are showing early signs of it, here are some steps to take to keep the disease from progressing. Good diet, healthy weight and strengthening exercises can give you an advantage in preventing osteoarthritis.
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Ben Franklin told us that nothing is certain except death and taxes. Most of us spend a lot of time tax planning and trying to keep from death's door. Both are inevitable and very uncomfortable to confront. It is not surprising then, that we do not want to focus energy planning for funerals.
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The California Highway Patrol has identified the motorcyclist who suffered major injuries Wednesday after colliding with a pickup on Highway 299 near Buckhorn Summit.
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Excerpt from Reuters: Main Street may be about to get its own gigantic bailout. Rumors are running wild from Washington to Wall Street that the Obama administration is about to order government-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive...
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So says Assemblyman Jim Nielsen: It's painfully clear that Democrats are not serious about enacting a responsible, no-tax budget. Based on their public statements and their actions in the Conference Committee, the liberal majority has seemingly adopted a strategy of...
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Truth be told, I think Hollywood's FX designers might come up with something a bit more photogenic, but sometimes you've got to settle for real science. From Science Daily: A unique blob-like creature that lived in the ocean approximately 425...
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Forget the gang violence. If you're out on the trails around west Redding, keep an eye open for the mountain lions. Mountain biker Steve Tam e-mails about a surge in sightings: The first sighting was in the Sunset West neighborhood...
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Reid's Ferry went back and forth across the Sacramento where the Diestelhorst Bridge is located today. It was purchased in 1860 by Edward Reid who operated it until 1915 when the bridge was built and put it out of business....
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It's no big deal but methinks fellow blogger Bruce Ross (and Councilwoman Mary Stegall) overestimate the "bounce" an incumbent city councilor could get from delivering the "State of the City" address in September during an election year. After all, who...
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1. MarketFest 2010 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 26, Library Park, downtown Redding. Today: Blues Rollers. Future shows include: Hard Luck 3, Aug. 12; Karen Lovely, Aug. 19; Los Pinguos, Aug. 26. Go to www.vivadowntownredding.org.
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Angela Edmonds started her artistic career in animation and worked as a layout artist for Walt Disney Feature Animation. A love of cutting and showing horses brought Angela and her husband to Red Bluff. They fell in love with the area, purchased 140 acres and built a home for them and their happy horses.
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Angelo’s Pizza Parlor in downtown Redding is a family- and community-friendly restaurant that dates to the mid-Seventies.
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The last time we checked in with our neighborhood grill, Applebee’s had just launched its new late-night happy hour to appeal to the adult, fun-having crowd. So far, the business says, the extended hours have been well received by the masses.
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Why you crying? Saturday night’s live show featuring George Lopez isn’t quite sold out yet.
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From the Chico paper: The president of the liquidation company handling Ashley Furniture says customers who have paid for furniture will be getting it. Delivery dates could be in place by the end of the week. Stephen Forsey, president of...
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It’s been all about work this week as I barely kept up with orders in my Etsy shop. A quick check of  DarcyArts stats on Google Analytics and it was clear what had caused this great influx of buyers. DarcyArts was featured in Paste magazine’s online version! I can’t tell you how proud I am [...]
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Built in 1952. The First Baptist Church of Redding had already worshiped in couple of other big church buildings prior to building this one over their 120 year history in Redding. Here’s how it looked in the 50′s, an image courtesy of the Shasta Historical Soc
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Just a few years ago, this landmark building was listed for $2.2M. Originally built as a church 1950, and then completely renovated as a medical/professional building in 1987, it boasts 5028 sq ft. As something of a cross between Mediterranean and Mission styles, it is a striking and memorable architectura
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Clear skies and sunny days should stretch into the weekend and through the early part of next week in Redding.
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Here is Mount Lassen, Less than an hour drive from Redding, California.  The summit is at an elevation of 10, 500 feet.
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Time for a OneWord story. Sixty seconds, one word. That's cross:His pace is brisk, a New York walk, purposeful in its efficiency. Arms snug at his sides – better to reduce drag, eliminate pedestrian collisions – he looks ahead five feet, scanning the pavement for pitfalls, a
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When it’s hotter than Hades day after day, I find myself needing motivation to leave an air conditioned house and head outside for the daily run or bike ride. I get the necessary motivation in the form of a race entry. Whether I want to go fast, go far or simply not suffer too badly on race day, I use the futu
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When you need to clear a stench, the first thing to do is open a window and let in some air and light.
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My favorite part of the ethics report on Charlie Rangel involves his efforts to “close” a $10 million gift “to create AIG Hall” as part of the Rangel Center at the City College of New York. Yes, that AIG.
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A federal judge overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America.
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RED BLUFF — A spiffy new website that launched this week is the latest tool being used to ratchet up business and tourism.
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A flag making its way across the 48 contiguous United States made a stop in Redding on Wednesday.
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The Redding Swim Team wraps up the summer season with the North Valley Aquatic League Championships beginning Friday at the Redding Aquatic Center.
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In 1910: A petition was being circulated through Fall River asking for a steel bridge across Fall River to take the place of the old wooden structure. The old bridge was patched up to the best of the ability of Roadmaster John Long, but at that, it was a menace to all who crossed on it. Groaning in every timber, its rotten
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Simpson Paper reunion Aug. 28 The Simpson Paper Employee Reunion is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at Anderson River Park. The ninth annual reunion will be held in the park’s horseshoe pavilion and is open to all former hourly and salaried mill employees. Beer, soda and water will be provided. Lunch will be serve
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The original Iron Chef - the Japanese version - was much, much better than the current show, mainly because you got to listen to the translated comments of the tasters, especially the ladies. "Tee hee hee! It's like explosion in my mouth! Tee hee hee!"Well, maybe you had to hear it to think it's funny. It doesn'
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North state in brief: Aug. 5, 2010
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When he heard longtime used car dealership King Richard’s was closing in downtown Redding, Dan Cox at neighboring Auto West Imports was saddened by the news.
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The homeless man arrested Monday on suspicion of murdering another homeless man is expected to be released today from Shasta County jail.
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The homeless man arrested Monday on suspicion of murdering another homeless man has been released from Shasta County jail.
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In Rome the past and the present exist side-by-side, so it isn’t difficult to see why it’s called the Eternal City.  Watching people talking on cell phones while strolling past the ancient Coli
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DUNSMUIR — It’s official: For the first time in months, the City Council is a fivesome.
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RED BLUFF — One day after ending almost 40 years in business, Helser Chevrolet filed for bankruptcy.
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Redding police served a search warrant Wednesday at the home of Rein Stolz, president of the Redding School District board of trustees, and arrested his wife.
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From the Mt. Shasta Herald Dunsmuir, Calif. -- As two Dunsmuir Fire Safe board members shared plans for trail construction at a sparsely-attended town hall meeting last Wednesday, a mapped idea emerged which would extend the Hedge Creek Falls path...
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Should Redding's "State of the City" address be in January or September? Does it matter? Actually, it does, and Scott Mobley's story lays out the stakes. Missy McArthur is wanting to shift it to September, on the argument that mayor...
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Wanell Stolz, the wife of Redding School Board board of trustees president
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Thank you, Judge Vaughn R. Walker, for doing the right thing.
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The Battle of Gettysburg, considered the turning point in the Civil War, is the focus of a special program airing at 8 p.m. tonight (Aug. 5) on north state public television station KIXE.
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Crews have contained a fire reported along Highway 299 at Cassel Road.
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I'm sure we'll hear a great many opinions about the Prop. 8 ruling -- opinions that are as predictable as can be -- but it's nice to be able to read a judge's words for yourself in a convenient format....
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Fannie Mae has created KnowYourOptions.comTM to help h
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A homeless man who died Monday after being stabbed during a dispute with another homeless man was identified today by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office as 43-year-old Clarence Edger Thompson Jr., 43.
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On Facebook a few weeks back I received about four friend requests from a someone who appears to be a singer-songwriter from Oxford, England.
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Firefighters contained this afternoon a 4.2-acre vegetation fire near Millville Plains Road and Bascom Road.
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Redding police served a search warrant today at the home of Rein Stolz, president of the Redding School District board of trustees. Stolz’ wife, Wanell Stolz, 51, who is also an employee of the Redding School District was arrested and booked into Shasta County Jail on suspicion of embezzlement and grand theft.
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August Retired Teachers meeting, menu and program, "Amazing Birds!"
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Authorities have re-opened Highway 299 east of the Buckhorn Summit after clearing a major-injury motorcycle wreck.
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An 18-year-old Redding man was sentenced today to 180 days in jail in connection with the May assault of two men outside what has been described by police as a raucous party house on Creekside Way in south Redding.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge overturned California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America.
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That's what a group of Mendocino County residents says the county should do to fight marijuana growing in the woods. From the Press-Democrat: Fed up with armed marijuana growers taking over public lands, a group of Mendocino County residents on...
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A 30-year-old Hat Creek man was in Shasta County jail this morning following a suspected DUI-related traffic accident Tuesday that injured two young children.
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A handful of environmental groups is asking it to, under the Toxic Substances Control Act, says NewWest.net. "Over the past several decades we've wisely taken steps to get lead out of our gasoline, paint, water pipes and other sources that...
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Tony D'Souza, the prize-winning novelist who did a stint a few years back writing for the Dunsmuir News, was also gathering material for a new novel, titled "The Mule" and about a family that turns to drug running. The Herald...
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This is paraphrasing the conversation I was earjacking while waiting my turn in line at a local warehouse store recently.  I admit the roar in my ears was a little to cause some loss of the exact wordage, but that is the gist of it none the less!! Also why I have no friends... Well, o
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The L.A. Times reports on an astonishing analysis of that city's financial future. The bottom line: Once civilian employees are factored in, nearly a third of the city's general fund could be consumed by retirement costs by 2015, [City Administrative...
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A flag making its way across the 48 contiguous United States made a stop in Redding today. With an escort of some 40 motorcycles, the flag arrived from Chico, escorted by members of the Chico chapter of the Harley Owners Group.
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Photo compliments of Carol Mieske, President of the Tehama County Genealogical & Historical Society John Brown was an abolitionist who tried in vain to end slavery. After an unsuccessful raid of an arsenal rifle factory at Harper's Ferry, VA in...
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Firefighters are being sent this morning to a reported grass fire off southbound Interstate 5 south of Cypress Avenue in Redding.
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It may be a 100-degree summer in most of California, but 5,500-foot historic Drakesbad Guest Ranch in Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the coolest places for a family summer vacation on the west coast.
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Dr. Craig writes a wonderful, funny and touching blog about smoking here. Worth a click, if only to understand the context of the above excerpt....
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RED BLUFF – Three Red Bluff women were arrested Monday night following a fracas at a Belle Mille Road residence, Tehama County sheriff’s deputies reported today.
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New interpretive signs on the trail near the Sundial Bridge, some of which include recorded bird songs. So I was told at my recent high school reunion by Terry Hanson, who spent much of his career at the City of...
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A pickup hauling a trailer with three or four cows in it overturned around 7:30 a.m. today on Highway 44 near Stillwater Creek, emergency dispatchers are reporting.
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From Realtor Largent's blog: ... today I had the opportunity to take a business owner that is considering a move to the North State out to see Stillwater. His observations and comments were most enlightening, and not surprising. First, as...
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Is the 4.43 spike in overall crime significant? Not really, Violent crime, homicide and rape are down 50.00% and 45.16% respectively
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Walking in the local grocery store a few weeks back I showed Frank my new favorite dog toy.  You may not know it but dog toy design can get really interesting. I have been imagining the designers who were responsible for my favorites.  I don’t have a dog but i do have a long beautifully rendered purple [...]
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This is one the very earliest color photographs of the dam, a technological feat for the time. The level of detail in the film seems much finer than typical contemporary digital images. The photography was taken in 1942 while Shasta Dam was sti
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Sunny skies and hot to warm temperatures will be the norm in Redding for the rest of this week and the upcoming weekend, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s high will be near 98 degrees, while Thursday’s high will be around 96. Friday’s high temperature is expected to be near 95 de
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A 42-year-old Redding man was arrested early this morning on suspicion of arson after he reportedly started a fire inside his motel room because he was angry at his neighbors and upset with the condition of the room, police said.
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BLIND BULLDOG BLOG: Is it just coincidence that Therapist split in two is The-rapist ?
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are drink, feeble and predict. This is the 200th 3WW prompt; I checked and my first was Jan. 10, 2008 – the 69th prompt. That’s 131 3WW contributions to date, if you’re counting at home.Night MovesThe house is dar
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A few weeks ago Femme de Joie and Amico del Signore were wandering the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown on an early summer evening. We browsed the identical shops with identical brocade jackets and other gewgaws destined to be garage sale items in a few years, and stepped over the hoses from the nearly-
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Dear Lynne: Fantastic corn is our passion right now. We're feasting with corn on the cob. So how about getting it off the cob? Haven't fooled around with that. -- Farming in Illinois Dear Farming: This is one of those "let me count the ways" situations.
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Call it trickle-up economics.
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My mother, Barbara Ashbaugh, sent me Silas Lyons’ recent column (“Visit leaves an old home behind,” July 18) where you describe a mix of emotions from your recent return to San Luis Obispo. You concluded that Redding is now your home, but during that visit you and your wife “noticed the things we
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Rumors of Congressional Democrats privately expressing disapproval of the Obama administration’s actions and policies have been given more credence by such things as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s public criticism of White House spokesman Robert Gibbs. But when two long-time Democratic pollsters, Patrick Caddel
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The AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour will make a stop in the north state during the next few days.
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In 1910: Orchardists of the Anderson fruit belt were marketing their Bartlett pears. Buyers paid $35 a ton for the green fruit for shipment. This was up from the previous year, when growers received $25 a ton.
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Emergency and medical personnel were sent late Tuesday afternoon to a rollover wreck near Highway 89 and Highway 299 in eastern Shasta County.
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Alumni Football USA is putting on full-contact football games between Shasta County high school rivals on Oct. 23.
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The playing of the annual Lions Game means that the Northern Section is just two short weeks away from beginning practice for the 2010 football season.
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Hundreds attended neighborhood block parties and cookouts around Redding and other Shasta County cities Tuesday evening as the area celebrated National Night Out.
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North Valley Bancorp on Tuesday reported a loss of $572,000 in the second quarter, capping a first half of 2010 that saw the parent company of North Valley Bank lose $844,000.
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Getting swept on the road is never a good way to enter a postseason tournament. Yet, that is the position the Redding Colt .45s find themselves at after dropping three straight games to the Folsom Pioneers this past weekend.
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Redding may hold its annual State of the City address in September next year after all.
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A pair of advisory measures asking voters to curtail retiree benefits for city of Redding employees will stay on the November ballot.
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A Redding attorney representing the wife and son of a murder victim who apparently are being investigated in connection with the 2007 cold case slaying of Round Mountain man says the pair had nothing to do with the crime.
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Redding’s elected leaders are on record opposing Prop. 19, a measure on the November ballot legalizing marijuana.
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I went back to work yesterday. The rib still hurts all the time but the bandage thingie does help a bit. I'm just going to have to wait for the pain to go away. I hope it's soon.My program manager JW, whom I really like and who actually treats staff like humans - makes you feel like she really cares and really l
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A 30-year-old Hat Creek man is facing DUI and child endangerment charges after rolling his vehicle near Highway 89 and Highway 299 in eastern Shasta County Tuesday evening
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I am now set up and writing from out here in Anderson, CA. I no longer live in Redding!  Please visit my studio blog at http://brokeneckstudio.blogspot.com   to see what I have been up to and what is currently going on in my life! I love it here in
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Two attorneys who won in June seats on the Tehama County Superior Court bench won’t have to wait until next year to start their jobs.
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Crime in Redding rose just under 5 percent in the first half of this year compared to the same six-month window in 2009, the Redding Police Department’s mid-year evaluation reported today.
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A federal judge in San Francisco will hand down his decision Wednesday on whether California's same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay men and lesbians.
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Senior Portraits are all about who you are your senior year. This dancer wanted to show off her skills on top of her regular pics so we did some fun stuff down at Old Shasta. How do you want to be remembered?
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I hope the Internet won't short out when I do it, but I'd like to offer some unadulterated praise for the city of Redding. The abuses by municipal employees and, to all appearances, the City Council in the SoCal city...
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SACRAMENTO (AP) — A bill championed by a Redding family whose daughter died in 2008 from alcohol poisoning has passed the state Legislature.
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The Aug. 10 murder trial for three teenagers accused of beating a homeless man to death last year was postponed today until Aug. 24 because one of the defense attorneys had a scheduling conflict.
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Hard to tell from the recent headlines (another car dealer closing, another shopping center headed for foreclosure, year-over-year bankruptcies up) but Shasta County's Economic Stress Index dropped in June, which bucked a nationwide trend. According to the
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It's a dedication party. You are invited to celebrate along with everyone else. Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 21st at 4:00 pm. Dinner will be reservation only and seating is limited. Please call the Fort Crook Museum at 530-336-5110...
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Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies are driving a rural county road near Round Mountain this afternoon, telling residents to evacuate as a wildfire continues to burn.
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ROUND MOUNTAIN - The Buzzard Fire was declared contained this evening after it scorched an estimated 20 acres near Round Mountain and prompted evacuations.
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         Friday, October 1st, 7:00pmSaturday, October 2nd, 5:00pm at the Redding Redding Rodeo Grounds "California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association"   On Sale Friday, July 23rd, 9:00amReminder..The Box Office is
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A model rocket sparked a grass fire today that burned about 4.5 acres of the Clover Creek Preserve off Shasta View Drive and Venus Way, firefighters said.
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Summer is the time of year when you can find a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. Not only do these colorful fruits and vegetables add flavor and taste to your diet, they also provide essential nutrients.
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The aroma of tomato sauce is in the air. The Sons of Italy’s Paesano Days is this Friday through Sunday at Anderson River Park. Festivities include music, dancing, tournaments, and — of course — a selection of popular Italian dishes.
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California Watch makes an intriguing find. Rather than taking a pay cut as intended, hundreds of state managers and other high-level workers brought home more money than usual during some furlough weeks thanks to an obscure federal labor law, a...
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Rep. Wally Herger sent out a campaign mailer constituent newsletter offering updates on what he's been up to in Washington. Typical stuff, mostly, though it does not new GOP initiatives -- stunts, really, but genial ones -- like YouCut. And,...
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Driving north on Airport Road yesterday, after picking up a month's supply of Prather Ranch beef at Kent's Meat, I got to wondering...why no signage on Airport Road directing folks to the brand-new Stillwater Business Park, or announcing that said...
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That's Mike Cushman, CEO of North Valley Bancorp, quoted in the company's latest earnings release, which reported narrowing losses and declining provisions for loan and lease losses. "We are optimistic about the continued improvement in credit quality, albeit slow, given...
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A burglar or burglars broke into a house on Gurnsey Drive in Red Bluff and ransacked the vacant home sometime in the last month.
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We at the R-S get a lot of grief for the tone of our comments, but now and then we also get Pultizer Prize-winning journalists joining the fray to sound off. No, really, check out the second page of the...
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Despite July's paltry totals, building activity in Redding remains ahead of 2009's pace - a catastrophic year as the city suffered its worst 12 months in more than a generation. Through July, dollar valuation is up 2
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This Sunday at 10 a.m., on fellow blogger Doug Craig's new radio show ("Wake Up Call") on KCNR1460 AM. Craig tells me he's having Murray on because he (Murray) used to be a global warming "denier" but now he's come...
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Yesterday I took a day off without my computer. I drove with my ever-faithful dog "Max" from Trinidad up Hwy. 101 along the coast to Oregon to visit my daughter and her husband who recently bought a place south of...
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Ten block parties in celebration of National Night Out are set for Redding and open to the public.
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Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown will spend a lot of time this fall blasting each other for flip-flops, alleged lying and lack of specificity. There will be talk about illegal immigration, how to balance the state budget and what to do about greenhouse gases and climate change.
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After dining on a five-course menu of grief from city unions over two ballot measures that the Redding City Council has agreed to put to the voters in November, is Mayor Patrick Jones suffering heartburn?
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Denise Wells, Whitmore Raley’s angel saved the day I want to thank the lady — or should I say angel — who helped my daughter on Thursday at Raley’s on Hartnell. In a very emotional embarrassing moment, this lady showed us there are still kind caring people here, willing to help others. You need to know how far your
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From Oregonlive.com KLAMATH FALLS -- The Klamath County Museum has acquired three diaries with witness accounts of Modoc Indians being executed at Fort Klamath in 1873 following one of the last battles between tribes and the U.S. Army. The Modoc...
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Fire crews quickly contained a small roadside grass fire sparked by a truck this morning along Highway 299 at Deschutes Road.
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Well in this town, and there are exceptions of course, it is not coincidental, it is ironic. The therapists, at least most of the ones involved with family court here in Shasta County,
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Approaching 600 posts here at FDotD, so it’s hard to know what to say anymore. “Hey, another bank owned house.” Somebody’s broken American Dream up for grabs. A sad milestone of pain. Many banksters did OK in the Great Recession, but some homeowners,
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Triple digit high temperatures should return to Redding today and Wednesday. The National Weather Service is calling for a high of 102 degrees today and 100 Wednesday. After highs of 98 Thursday, 99 Friday and 98 Saturday, the high should hit 100 again on Sunday and Monday. The last 100-degree day in Redding was more than
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I’m just getting caught up after enjoying a few days of relaxation in the spectacular Puget Sound region. Although I love hot weather, I have to admit that the foggy, 55-degree mornings provided a pretty nice change. While I was away, public health officials confirmed that a dead house finch found in Re
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Once in a while, we have a major, widespread scare about a communicable disease. The whooping cough epidemic has risen to a level of concern. The number of whooping cough (pertussis) cases reported so far this year is more than four times the number for the same period last year, and the state is on pace t
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What do you get when you apply makeup and pink hair dye to a muscle-bound Navy veteran? A proud display of community pride and social awareness.
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Maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I have never cared much for baby showers. The last one I can say I truly enjoyed took place more than 30 years ago, and I got all the gifts.
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Mayers Memorial Hospital District in Fall River Mills has a new CEO, and he’s going to be paid slightly more than the previous top manager even after board members spent half a year trying to cut administrative costs.
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In 1910: The Balaklala Copper Co. shut down its only operating furnace to keep faith with the Shasta County Farmers’ Protective Association. The shutdown was only temporary until the Cottrell smoke-consumer was completed in October, when all three furnaces would be blown in.
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The Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce will host a “Conflict Management for Your Workplace” workshop from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 25 at its 747 Auditorium Drive office.
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Two Shasta County residents were arrested Sunday while another man remains at large in connection with an assault and residential robbery, Redding police said Monday.
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RED BLUFF — For the second time in just over a year, this Tehama County community has lost a new vehicle dealership.
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A vocational school’s plans to convert about half of the former Mervyn’s into its main campus helped boost an otherwise dismal July for building in Redding.
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Hundreds of rainbow trout that floated to the surface dead at the Centimudi Boat ramp during the weekend died from “thermal shock” from being transferred from a cold storage tank into a warm lake.
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The Redding City Council today again will consider seeking a major concession on pension benefits from unions.
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What started as an argument over cigarettes or some other property ended with the death of a homeless man in south Redding on Monday.
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Firefighters mop up a fire off Gas Point Road in Cottonwood on Monday. The fire, which was reported just after 3:45 p.m., jumped over Gas Point Road from one ranch to the next as it burned about 10 acres. The blaze, which California Department of Foresty and Fire Protection firefighters fought on the ground with the help o
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SHASTA LAKE — The Shasta Lake City Council may contemplate tonight trying to rescind salary raises granted to at least five city employees.
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Last month was no sweat for the most heat-hardened northern Sacramento Valley residents, who like to boast they barely notice the sun until temperatures hit 110 degrees.
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What: 10th Annual Summer Concert Series at Gray Pine Farm When: Saturday (Aug 7), 5 p.m. Where: Gray Pine Farm is located at 27723 Raspberry Lane, just behind the Oak Run School, in Oak Run. Featuring Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands plus John Reischman and the Jaybirds. Traditional and progr
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I have to tell you, I have a real thing for Mitch, he has always reminded me of what my second son probably would look and be like as an adult!  So I have to admit he is my favorite "Daily Buzz" guy!!  I especially love the way he can be so serious when h
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Two Shasta County residents were arrested Sunday while another man remains at large in connection with an alleged assault and residential robbery, police said today.
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I am stealing the entire entry because it is just sixteen kinds of awesome, video and text both. "A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coer
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This is from Nora Ephron's "Heartburn." If you saw the movie, it's what Meryl Streep throws at Jack Nicholson.This is very, very simple. A food processor is fast to mix the filling but I've also used a wire whisk and it works just fine. 8 servings First you line a 9-inch pie plat
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Just kidding. This is a YouTube video they supposedly produced to say goodbye to Orville Thomas, who's reportedly leaving the station to head to graduate school. Don't quit your day jobs, guys....
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This is from my nephew Joe. 4 cups black beans, rinsed & drained2 tomatoes chopped 2cups corn kernels 2 avocados chopped( I usually do this first, and mix them up with a little lime juice to help keep them from getting brown. Then add them last) Juice and zest from 1-2 limes
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Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, John Reischman and the Jaybirds — either one of these bands would make a fine concert headliner. However, on Saturday (Aug. 7), they’re both performing on the same night, thanks to the Oaksong Music Society. Anyone who’s a f
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This campaign must be a parody. I don't know. What I do know is that Redding's store has a new franchisee....
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Redding police were investigating this evening a fatal stabbing at a homeless camp near Breslauer Way and Veterans Lane.
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ANDERSON - Firefighters are being dispatched this afternoon to a reported vegetation fire off Rhonda Road and Lynn Hart Drive south of here.
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For the second time in a year, Red Bluff is losing a new car dealership. Helser Chevrolet, which was established in 1973, will close at the end of business today.
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The rainbow trout that floated to the surface dead at the Centimudi Boat ramp over the weekend died from "thermal shock" due to being transferred from a cold storage tank into a warm lake.
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Has any enterprise zone ever succeeded in spurring investment to the extent that its beneficiaries agreed it was no longer needed? (The thought is provoked by Brad Frost's recent piece and related worries about the demise of the zones' tax...
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A friend -- a former police officer and lawyer who's spent a lot of time dealing one way or another with the mentally ill -- has seized many opportunities to tout the benefits of "Laura's Law" and question why Shasta...
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COTTONWOOD - Firefighters are being sent this afternoon to a reported vegetation fire near Gas Point and Hunter roads in the West Valley area, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
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Warning to all married dudes about the Squire Room! If you use your plastic, your credit card statement will read “Thunderbird Lounge.” There is no Thunderbird Lounge in Redding, but there is a Thunderbird Lodge right next to the Squire Room, which is exactly the sort of place in downtown Reddin
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The Washington Post recaps the adventures of a family of five who recently returned from seven years at sea. "I went to Wal-Mart the first week we were back, and I had to come home and take a nap," Tom Crafton to
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DON'T FORGET TO JOIN US, AND JOIN THE FIGHT TO ANSWER THE WAR WAGED AGAINST PARENTS IN FAMILY COURT!2515 PARK MARINA DRIVE, SUITE 203 REDDING, CA. AT 7:00 PM.THEY TOLD YOU NOT TO SEEM TOO PROTECTIVE IN COURT, OR DON'T MENTION THE ABUSE. WELL LOOK WHERE THAT GOT YOU, NOW YOU MAY HAVE LOST YOUR CHILDREN, BEE
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Emergency crews are responding this afternoon to a reported vehicle rollover on northbound Interstate 5 south of Cypress Avenue.
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From Skip Murphy's blog: So I had to ask, "What is Cable Wakeboarding?" Well apparently I'm out of touch. This is a fast growing sport all over the world. You take an appropriate body of water, and put two towers...
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Dr. Mantri will ride 525 miles from San Francisco to L.A. for the Arthritis Foundation. He will be joining hundreds of others from across the state who are raising money to help support research to find the cure and prevention of arthritis. Riders will ride during the day and sleep at night in campsites along the Californ
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Feral Farm - Battle of the Band Champions!
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Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets regularly at Redding Christian Fellowship to provide a support for all moms with small children.
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What keeps you fit, firm, flat and fabulous in a fresh and fun way? Zumba--that's what!
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Junction School Alumni Reunion a huge success filled with love!
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New Release: "Wake To Grace" CD - An uplifting escape of inspiration as you feel the love, mercy, and grace of God through powerful story songs and messages, harmony-filled melodies, smooth vocals, backed by masterful piano, guitar, and percussion, with exceptional production. EHM eleventhhourmessengers
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Rollin' Weed.... What? We're talking about all the cars, bikes, and trucks that will be rollin' through Historic Downtown Weed, CA on August 28, 2010. The day starts at 9 a.m. and goes on until 4 p.m.! Live music, cold beer, great food, show & shine awards, eclectic street bazaar, and specials at local shops, and art
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High Country News carries a fascinating look at the way the courts -- and the public -- handles the fallout from arson-sparked wildfires, focusing on the murder conviction of Raymond Lee Oyler, who was found guilty of setting the fire...
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That's according to an assistant U.S. attorney who talked to the Associated Press about the disturbing trend of scammers getting kids' Social Security numbers to open credit accounts. "Authorities say the scheme could pose a new threat to the nation's credit system. Because the numbers exist in a legal gray
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Oakland's liberal approach to marijuana is matched by an equally liberal approach to taxes. And the pot growers are noticing, the Tribune reports: Oakland's four medical marijuana dispensaries do their share, supplying patients with 6,000 pounds of pot worth $28...
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Re-reading the City Council agenda for tomorrow afternoon's meeting, I noticed this unusual item: 9A (ITEM ADDED per Mayor Jones' request on 7/29/10) Discuss possibility of rescinding decision to place two special measures on the November 2, 2010, ballot Whoa!...
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A wreck involving two big rigs on southbound Interstate 5 near Corning this morning caused one of the trucks to catch fire and the California Highway to close the freeway for more than an hour.
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Still want that overdraft protection for ATM and debit transactions? Financial legislation passed by Congress requires consumers to tell their bank if they want the insurance for ATM and debit card transactions made at point of sale. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling notes that most overdrafts
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Heat and sun are set to continue throughout the week in Redding, although the high will stay below 100 degrees. Today should hit 97, with a calm south wind, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday should be 99 and Wednesday 96. Lows during the week should be around 69, with all nights expected to be clear.
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I love the Daily Buzz!  Even though I know it is not local news, I just love their style and delivery!  Beats CNN for entertainment!  Of course your not supposed to be entertained when your watching the news now are you?  Opps, well I guess I am pretty spoiled that way, I am so complacent in my quie
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Another dubious milestone was reached today as 240 bank-owned and government-seized homes (REOs) are now for sale on our MLS. A new high number. As we have mentioned, REO inventory is accumulating again locally. Preliminary local MLS sales numbers for July are down, but it will tak
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A sex offender who was caught shoplifting booze from Raley's in Red Bluff was arrested Friday evening after a brief chase, police announced today.
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Firefighters contained a grass fire to an acre this morning near Clear Creek and Cloverdale roads southwest of Redding.
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The RS ran this article about yesterday’s rally to save Kilarc. Below is a re-run of our thoughts on the Kilarc facility. We stopped in over at Kilarc Reservoir in eastern Shasta County for a look and took a fe
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So I had to ask, "What is Cable Wakeboarding?" Well apparently I'm out of touch. This is a fast growing sport all over the world. You take an appropriate body of water, and put two towers at either end. Then a motorized cable zips the wakeboarder back and forth across the water. Much more efficient than a boat, and proba
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Redding Radio, at 3360 Alta Mesa Drive Redding, CA. Photo by Joe Giambrone Several blocks from my house is a radio station, which I had never thought to enter until I was assigned this story. I don
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What: Paintings Spring to Life in Unique Art Exhibit at Red Bluff Art Gallery When: Friday, Aug 6, 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Red Bluff Art Gallery Former Disney painter and designer Angela Edmonds opens an unusual new exhibition at the Red Bluff Art Gallery on Friday, August 6th. The exhibit, entitl
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Bryan Matthews is 20 years older, a bit grayer, but much wiser than he was when he and his wife opened their first restaurant in downtown Redding, Chocolate de Nannette. In those two decad
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Ask any Californian who has had the harrowing experience of evacuating while flames chew through the landscape toward the family homestead: Those tanker planes dropping red plumes of fire retardant to slow a wildfire’s march are as eagerly awaited as Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve.
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Peter G. Peterson, President Nixon’s secretary of commerce and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of New York, wrote a piece for The Wall Street Journal of July 24. Its title: “Tax Aversion Syndrome and our Deficit Future.” Peterson took aim at dysfunctional attitudes that will affect congress
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In the aftermath of the North’s 26-10 victory over the South in the 33rd annual Lions All-Star game at Enterprise High School, there were many standouts and heroes.
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North state in brief: Aug. 2, 2010
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The chance to eat good food and feel a sense of community brought out about 150 people to Kilarc Reservoir on Sunday in a picnic protest to save a beloved fishing hole.
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A 52-year-old woman suffered major injuries tonight in a crash on Highway 299 in the Lewiston area.
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As crews continued to gain the upper hand on a large fire burning in Lassen County, another wildfire in Siskiyou County grew to more than five times in size Sunday.
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The South dominated the first half but the North regained its composure and got the offense moving to beat the South 26-10 in the 33rd annual Lions All-Star football game at Enterprise High School on Saturday.
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Although sales were slumping and customers were complaining they’d never received furniture they’d purchased, the owners of the Ashley Furniture Homestores in Redding and Chico allegedly continued to live a lavish lifestyle, a confidential informant told investigators.
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Today in History: Aug. 2, 2010
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FOLSOM — The Redding Colt .45s dropped their Sunday game with the Folsom Pioneers, losing 7-6.
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Visitors at the Centimudi Boat Ramp saw hundreds of dead fish along the shoreline and in the water over the weekend at Lake Shasta.
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Visitors at the Centimudi Boat Ramp saw hundreds of dead fish along the shoreline and in the water over the weekend at Lake Shasta.
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Gary has a 1976 Camaro Rally Sport. I guess actually that should be had. A week ago Saturday he took it to a local mechanic to have a few repairs done. The mechanic was busy and this wasn't a life-or-death thing, so Gary told him to keep it as long as he needed to.Friday night after the shop closed up, a
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Today’s FDotD is located in the toney upper hills west of Redding. The neighborhood is filled with large upscale homes on acreage, and kids here all go to the highly regarded Grant School. The
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Emergency crews responded this morning to an accident involving two vehicles in the Jones Valley area.
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There is a report this morning of a bull in the road at Gas Point Road just west of Oak Lane in the Cottonwood area
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A mountain lion reported behind homes and later sighted lying under a bench in Red Bluff City Park near the Sacramento River early this morning was later determined to be in its natural habitat and left alone.
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It will be another day of temperatures in the mid-90s for the northern Sacramento Valley.
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Mark is married to my sister Katie -- he's a fire captain and an amazing chef who's used to whipping up hearty meals for hungry firefighters. We love going down to Mark and Katie's Simi Valley h
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In the aftermath of the North’s 26-10 victory over the South in the 33rd annual Lions All-Star game at Enterprise High School, there were many standouts and heroes.
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For some time now, people have been asking with increasing urgency what would happen to communities if they didn’t have newspapers.
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There are good arguments against Proposition 19, the initiative on the November ballot that would legalize marijuana in California. The arguments presented to the Redding City Council for a proposed resolution opposing the measure, primarily related to how they would affect the city as an employer, are not among them.
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For the past year, Redding’s city councilors have seized every chance they get to discuss pension costs and the need, as they see it, for city employees to pay their share — 7 percent or 9 percent of workers’ wages, a sum the city started paying years back as part of labor negotiations.
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The city of Redding is in a financial crisis. We are not alone; cities and counties throughout California are having the same issues. The city of Vallejo has recently filed bankruptcy. The common thread is the unsustainable salary, pension and health care benefits being paid to the public employee unions.
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When is a million dollars not enough?
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I tended bar to pay my way through college. The job suited me because it didn’t interfere with my class schedule, I had several feet of bar between myself and the patrons and, the harder I worked, the more money I made in tips. The club where I worked was upscale; it had a dress code, a full happy hour appetizer sp
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The North beat the South 26-10 in the 33rd annual Lions All-Star Football game at Enterprise High School on Saturday night.
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So! What’s up with you? Our visit today will be on a number of topics.
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Can you tell me if DMT is safe? Articles I’ve read in Spirituality & Health magazine seem to indicate it is probably OK to use for a mind-expanding, healing experience. But I’m wary. I’ve heard there are different types of DMT and that some are hard to recover from. I took sacred mushrooms in Mexico and it was an
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I’m excited and grateful to have been invited to continue contributing to the Financial Focus section in an expanded capacity.
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Greater Redding is in the top 40 nationwide for foreclosure activity.
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Pete Lambert has been a member of the Redding Rodeo Association for 56 years. He celebrated his 90th birthday with friends and family on July 31 at, where else, the Redding Rodeo grounds.
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More often than not, good things don’t result when you blow your top.
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As kids graduate from sippy cups to regular glasses, parents know there will be plenty of spills and messes. It’s part of kids learning better hand coordination.
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Redding recreation column: Aug. 1, 2010
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I was looking into buying some land in California to use for hunting, but someone told me that even if you owned the land, you would still have to be drawn to hunt it. Were they correct or full of it? In Texas and in most other states, you can hunt on your own land.
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It’s August already. Now is the time to get into the mountain lakes that are plentiful in the north state. It is time to seek out that special place where you can find some nice trout fishing without baking in the hot valley sun.
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Fran called the bug man last week. The ants were on the move, marching one behind the other like soldiers on patrol. Because we never know when to expect them, each foray is like a surprise attack. Please understand that we don’t mean to be unfriendly but sometimes nature is invasive, like meat bees at a picnic or a stra
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The list of what can be recycled keeps growing. Besides paper, glass and plastic water bottles, in many communities it includes batteries, DVDs, mattresses and compostable containers.
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It’s a combination book publicity tour, filmmaking project and coming-of-age adventure for two young guys on bikes. James Kaelan, 26, and Miles Kittredge, 27, are in the middle of a grueling, 1,800-mile journey from Malibu to Seattle.
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Summer activities are a favorite among young children, from playing on swings to swimming in cool water. But spending more time outside near garages, pools, lakes and playground equipment can increase a child’s risk of injury.
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A 53-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure today after people attending a birthday party said he exposed himself in a Red Bluff park.
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Nearly a year ago, in the throes of an economic slump, a young local couple decided against the odds and pursued their dream of opening a business — a creative twist on the traditional baby boutique.
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The war games were on Saturday at Caldwell Park in Redding.
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Dear Babe: What does PSA Authentic mean? I got a 1962 Topps Mantle in a lot that has no grade on it, just says authentic. I’m not sure it is authentic, though. Can I check PSA using the number on the slab? I also saw some cards labeled “Authentic” and “Altered” R.N., Clarkston, Wash.
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Construction crews this week will begin expanding the Oasis Road interchange at Interstate 5 in far north Redding.
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FOLSOM — The Redding Colt .45s dropped both games of a doubleheader Saturday against the Folsom Pioneers, losing 16-14 in the first game and 11-3 in the second.
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Redding will take a dry run Tuesday at whether the city will be a “dry” town should California voters legalize recreational marijuana use.
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More than 81,000 gallons of retardant were dropped on two of the biggest fires in the north state in the past two weeks.
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North state in brief: Aug. 1, 2010
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As a new resident of Redding I wonder about the use of the leading left-turn signals on the traffic lights. Most often, I get to the light (as do several others) just as the left-turn light turns red and we have to wait for the full cycle to make the left turn. Often, the through lane line is too long (or you can’t enter
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Tehama County is searching for its identity.
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It looked like a day-after-Christmas sale Saturday at Kohl’s department store in Redding.
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North Valley Bank will outsource its central data processing services to Southern California, a move that will affect several employees in Redding.
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A 100-acre fire that started today in the Plumas National Forest has closed Highway 70 in both directions.
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A fire that broke out in the Klamath National Forest this afternoon quickly grew to 80 acres by early evening.
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Firefighters contained this afternoon a vegetation fire off Dersch Road near Bear Creek east of Anderson.
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The Famous PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)
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I went back to RIOH yesterday and was given one of those elastic-y things you wrap around your body to compress your chest and presumably limit movement/motion, and it does seem to help, which surprised me.Nobody from my job has called me to see how I am. Well, that's not quite true.
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Father Rainaldi was a Catholic priest who arrived at Shasta in 1855 during the Gold Rush with grandiose plans to build a Catholic basilica that would surpass any other building in the gold country. He visioned the basilica to have...
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It looked like a day-after-Christmas sale this morning at Kohl’s department store in Redding.
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I am busy today making an Orange Curly Star pillow. I love stars. You might recall I got a star tattoo the spring I freed myself from sagging corporate slavery. It is not a curly star because I didn’t trust any local tattooist that much. I’m sure there is some tattoo artist out there capable [...]
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Ahhh, long hot days, coolish nights and the plump, fragrant flesh of tomatoes. August is the iridescent shimmer of sunshine along the edge of the scented foliage of exuberant tomato plants – running wild in the vegetable garden. It is th
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“No, suh. Disa not Anderson.” Hey remember Jar-Jar Binks from the The Phantom Menace? Try saying it like he would. “Me suh thinka Disa one in Happy Valley.” Jar-Jar was
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Excerpt from the Eureka paper: A lack of transportation, poverty, and a harsh winter climate are among the many factors preventing Northern California residents from receiving adequate health care. This is what Scott Shafer, the host of the "California Report"...
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Chuck has a whole lot of devoted fans and friends here in the North State. Here's a chance to help his wife, Cindy.According to Chuck's website:"Both Chuck and his wife Cindy encountered challenging circumstances in the last two years of his life. Contributions toward ex
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The final day of July will see sunny skies and a high temperature near 96 degrees today in Redding, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Meanwhile, the first day of August should be a near repeat of today with Sunday’s high also near 96 degrees. The sunny and hot weather will continue on Monday
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That’s right! Tune in to KCNR 1460 AM each Sunday at 11 a.m. for A News Cafe’s own Publisher and Editor Extraordinaire, Doni Greenberg. C
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Q. What does your faith teach about recruiting members of other faiths to your community? Recruiting members of other beliefs is not an emphasis of the Christian faith. Rather the mission of the body of Christ as spoken by Jesus himself in Matthew 28:19 is, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing th
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Would you like a chance to size up Rep. Wally Herger and his Democratic challenger side by side as the November election approaches? What red-blooded American voter wouldn’t?
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Sheriff John Balma is a local legend, certainly worthy of a book. And, it seems, he’s finally going to get one.
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Today in History: July 31, 2010
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Almost 140 families have applied for a $100 shopping spree for back-to-school clothes next month.
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North State Marketplace: July 31, 2010
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The North-South Lions all-star football game today always has been a sort of crossroads, a merging of two worlds to me.
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The 33rd annual Lions All-Star football game will be played at 7:30 p.m. today at Enterprise High School in Redding. It will showcase the area’s top talent that just graduated from their respective high schools.
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On Fan Appreciation Night, Cory Rademacher earned the top reward: a complete-game victory.
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Richard Morey is angry.
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Shasta County sheriff’s investigators are recommending that child endangerment charges be filed against the father of an 11-year-old Redding girl who drowned July 18 in Clear Creek following a rafting accident.
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Bank of Commerce Holdings was among three north state banks that reported profits this week.
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The Shasta Lake Planning Commission does not want a major overhaul of a city hillside and building ordinance.
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A Redding man was in Shasta County jail Friday after being arrested on suspicion of fraud and identity theft in a case that could involve about 15 victims.
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North state in brief: July 31, 2010
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A 39-year-old Lassen County man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for felony driving under the influence of marijuana and causing great bodily injury in connection with a 2008 traffic crash that seriously injured three Palo Cedro teenagers and a Redding girl.
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I don’t know if you can get an honest answer to my question or not. Why are the California Highway Patrol and local city police departments not enforcing the selling and use of loud exhausts, especially on motorcycles? Bike riders are flaunting their loud exhausts right in front of officers, and they’re being ignored.
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An investigation into one of Shasta County’s most mysterious unsolved murders appears to be taking on new life.
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Redding firefighters went to a fire at Skip's Auto Service at 2527 Geary St. tonight.
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Rescue personnel went to the Sundial Bridge in Redding this evening after getting a report that a man was in distress in the Sacramento River, but nothing was found.
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It's no secret that a bad housing market really wallops the timber industry. Two-by-fours for framing houses are a major driver of the need for lumber. Still, Shasta County's annual ag report for 2009, which is available in a .pdf...
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Asked an acquaintance who took part in this week's open house at Stillwater Business Park to paint me a word picture of what he saw. He helpfully e-mailed: "Roads, a bridge and signs showing the parcels. Not a lot of...
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Firefighters are responding to a three-car wreck reported on eastbound Highway 44 at the Park Marina Drive exit.
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Upside-down tomato plants? What's up with that. Some gardeners say there are pluses to growing plants off the ground and upside down.
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Richard Morey is angry. The 58-year-old Shasta Lake resident said he got a 27-year-old bill in June claiming he owes the Shasta County Department of Social Services $785.
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A 39-year-old Lassen County man was sentenced today to 12 years in prison after he was convicted last month 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 Redding girl.
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An investigation into one of Shasta County’s most mysterious unsolved murders appears to be taking on new life.
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I'm not, generally speaking, a huge fan of Fox News. That said, when a political group wages a campaign declaring a media outlet it doesn't like and whose line it doesn't share to be "not a legitimate news organization," as...
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'olshastaone' was the first to guess and he was correct! It is the foundation of Father Rainaldi's proposed church at the corner of High Street and Red Bluff Road. Congratulations olshastaone! He/she has won a $10 gift certificate from River...
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Real estate experts offer advice on what papers to bring when first meeting with a lender.
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Seeds cause problems for pets and they stick around for months.
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So says Humboldt County Sheriff's detective Troy Garey, retiring at 64 from a 40-year career in law enforcement. The Eureka Times-Standard has the wonderful read about an old-school lawman. A taste: That's not to say Garey treats all criminals with...
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Shasta County sheriff’s investigators are recommending that child endangerment charges be filed against the Shasta Lake father of an 11-year-old Redding girl who drowned July 18 in Clear Creek.
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Yeah, I know: I shouldn't publicize them because that's just giving them more porn to play with themselves by. That's the thing with blogs - you never really know who is reading them. Could be Ted Turner, could be Lassie, could be the ax murderer down the street. However, a new factor came to light:Someone in th
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Not the weightiest issue facing the city, but it looks like our vice mayor will get her wish - to move the annual "State of the City" luncheon from January 2011 (the first month of her term as mayor) to...
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Excerpt of an op-ed at FlashPoint: As (Oakland) mayor, Brown oversaw a bloated Oakland bureaucracy in which more than 1,100 employees, were paid more than $100,000 a year. Even more startling: the number of people on the Oakland payroll earning...
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Three members of the City Council up in Shasta Lake -- that's a majority, for those keeping score at home -- say the city's hillside ordinance is too strict, makes building a home too difficult and needs revisions. As the...
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What is this and where is it located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess what this is and where it's located, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River...
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An enraged 14-year-old group home resident this morning reportedly stabbed an employee in the eye with a sharp stick after getting into an argument with her, according to a Police Department press statement.
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This was once a lovely example of unique country living on 5 acres west of Redding, but now seems to have fallen on hard times. Prior listings fairly gush regarding the features of this intriguing west Redding home, but today we find it in need of some repairs
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A dead house finch found two weeks ago in Redding has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to a Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control press statement.
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Here's a first: Realtor Don. J. Wilkins posts a five-minute video on YouTube and manages to show neither a house nor a parcel of land for sale. Good vibe though....
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From the Ashland paper: A series of snafus around a five-day music, art and New Age festival near Redding, Calif., apparently torpedoed its ticket sales, left vendors unpaid and sent organizer Mystic Garden Party of Ashland scrambling to cover about...
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We have a lot of high school seniors come through that are planning on entering the military. We always like to do something special for them that shows off their passion. Here is a recent senior that we photographed who is planning on entering the army. What are you passionate about?
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Emergency crews are rushing to Churn Creek Road and Victor Avenue, where a white passenger car reportedly flipped several times and landed in a ditch.
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The lightning-sparked McDonald Fire near the Lassen County town of Termo has grown to an estimated 9,000 acres, according to the Susanville Interagency Fire Center.
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(slurring words, shouting erratically…) “Is this a gay bar?!” (Annie, with patience….) “No Kirsten, its just a dive.” We followed the Christmas Star to get here as wise m
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Up at 5:30 a.m. Open up the doors to let the days cool air in. Granny’s cat likes to take a look at the world through the screen door. I’m reading things online when I hear a loud rattling sort of screeching. Too loud to be any kind of bird we’ve seen here. Too insistent. [...]
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Seasonably warm -- but not too warm -- weather will continue in the northern Sacramento Valley into early next week. Redding will see a high temperature today around 96 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. That's a bit below the average high in Redding on this date of 99 degrees. Winds out
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What: The Tony Armsdon Jazz Trio “We 3″ Performing at Turtle Bay Cafe When: Jul 30-31, 7 to 10 p.m. Where: Turtle Bay Cafe The Tony Armsdon Jazz Trio “We 3″ will be performing the Jazz Standards canon for your enjoyment. A News Cafe, founded in Shast
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MXC stands for Most Extreme Elimination Challenge, a spoof that ran on Spike TV from 2003 to 2007.MXC's creators took footage from a Japanese game show, Takashi's Castle, and looped a new, English soundtrack over the action.The show appeals to that lowest common denominator - sexual innuendo, fart jokes and peop
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We’ve got some attaboys to hand out. Attagirls? Maybe I should stick with “good job.” Anyway … Congratulations to Shasta College agriculture instructor Trena Kimier-Richards, who recently received a “Teacher of Excellence” award from the California Agriculture Teachers Association. Kimier-Rich
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Greetings again from Iceland! The project (click here for previous installments of Brian’s Project Iceland photography book endeavor) has reache
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The Fishing Report: July 30, 2010
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While California is facing a multibillion-dollar deficit, and double-digit unemployment, now seems like a great time to invest in the state and get its residents back to work, right? Well, not according to some in Sacramento. There are efforts under way to eliminate key provisions of California’s Enterprise Zone Pr
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WASHINGTON — President Ahmadinejad has a penchant for the somewhat loony, as when last weekend he denounced Paul the Octopus, omniscient predictor of eight consecutive World Cup matches, as a symbol of decadence and purveyor of “Western propaganda and superstition.” But for all his clownishness, Ahmadin
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Redding’s an opinionated town. Someone among its vocal residents must not share the apparently universal respect for Police Chief Peter Hansen.
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With the 33rd annual Lions All-Star Football game only a day away, the north state is being given a slight taste of football season a little bit early and I am thrilled about it.
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Travelin’ in Time is a weekly look at historic places or people in the north state.
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Cottonwood’s Todd Thompson finished second in the Moto X Adaptive Moto event at the 2010 X Games 16 on Thursday in Los Angeles.
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Rank-and-file Redding police Thursday rejected a City Council counteroffer on concessions, all but assuring the department will lose four officers to layoffs at year’s end.
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An Anderson police officer Thursday was ordered to stand trial on charges he allegedly raped a woman he was taking to Shasta County jail after her arrest in late May.
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Sheriff’s investigators have finished questioning witnesses to the July 18 drowning of an 11-year-old Redding girl and may announce today whether they will seek criminal charges against her father.
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North state in brief: July 30, 2010
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North State Marketplace: July 30, 2010
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Kilarc Forebay anglers and others potentially affected by the proposed dismantling of Pacific Gas and Electric’s Kilarc-Cow Creek hydroelectric project will have a second chance to speak their minds to federal regulators.
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Today in History: July 30, 2010
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After public outrage following a Southern California city paying its top three administrators more than $1.6 million a year, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger challenged cities on Thursday to post officials’ salaries on the Web.
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About 100 Tea Party Patriots stand at Dana and Hilltop drives in Redding on Thursday in support of the state of Arizona and its new immigration law. “We have to understand that we need to have our borders protected,” Terry Rapoza said at the demonstration. “The federal government isn’t doing their job. Arizona as a
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Saying federal agencies aren’t doing enough to stop Mexican drug cartels from growing marijuana illegally on public lands, U.S. Rep. Wally Herger has drafted a resolution urging Congress to create a long-term solution to permanently dismantle the traffickers’ operations.
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The East Redding Little League all-stars were honored before the largest crowd of the season as the Redding Colt .45s beat the semipro Redding Tigers 10-6, in the first game of the non-league doubleheader at Tiger Field on Thursday.
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Rank-and-file Redding police Thursday rejected a City Council counteroffer on concessions, all but assuring the department will lose four officers to layoffs at year’s end.
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For those of you who exist only to attempt to post really stupid shit - and I just got some illiterate online vitriol from a new LJ account designed to be offensive, too cowardly to give their name, and who is apparently using the anonymity of the internet to strike out randomly, inbetween masturbatory sessions - I give you
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I took a Darvocet a couple of hours ago since it seems to take awhile to kick in. I am not feeling it yet and you'd think I would, especially on an empty stomach. Years ago I took them - possibly for dental work, I don't remember now - and within 30 minutes I'd be amusing myself by just staring at the wall for hours on end.
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Firefighters are en route tonight to two vegetation fires in Anderson.
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It's a little bit early, but you can get started on your birthday road trippin' tomorrrow...
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A resolution to do just that is on the agenda next week. Read why here....
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Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics had the sense to post the judge's ruling I mentioned earlier. This line -- from a section on indirect effects of fire retardant -- is too much: Plaintiff argues that the use of aerial...
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If I lived in Lewiston, where the photo above was shot last summer during the Coffin Fire, I'd not have been complaining that firefighters were pulling out all the stops to protect my and my neighbors' homes. But an...
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Rank and file Redding police have rejected a City Council counter-offer on concessions, all but assuring the department will lose four officers to layoffs at year’s end.
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A 39-year-old Oak Run man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after he spent more than a month on the run before he was arrested in Texas following a shootout with two Shasta County bounty hunters in January.
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A Nov. 30 trial date was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a Cottonwood woman and her brother in connection with the alleged beating of a 7-year-old boy in December.
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A wreck involving two motorists has blocked westbound Eureka Way at Court Street.
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Marc B. caught Carl and Linda Bott asking -- and Paul Hauser not directly answering -- the question of how much Redding Electric's rates are likely to rise in the coming year. Hauser wouldn't come out answer directly, and in...
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Redding police have identified the man on a bicycle who was hurt Sunday night when he reportedly swerved in front of a car.
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An Anderson police officer was ordered today to stand trial on charges that he allegedly raped a woman he was taking to Shasta County jail following her arrest.
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Wow, we listed this and sold it for $245K back in ’05. That’s a queasy feeling for us. The photos above are the ones we took back then. We see from the
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RED BLUFF - A 46-year-old Red Bluff woman was arrested today on a felony warrant alleging she embezzled about $18,000 from the city while working as a city account technician, the Tehama County District Attorney's Office announced.
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After the wrangling and nonsense yesterday, I did get home with Darvocet. I took one about 9:45 PM. After an hour, nothing. Two hours, nothing. Huh? Maybe I'm immune to them?Gary said he thought it would kick in when I went to bed. He was right. When I lay down, suddenly I had that woozy sensation you get when y
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Following up on my slow-news-day-blogpost-series leader from the other day, “A Picture of a Bug,” today I present a picture of some deer. Well, I like them. It was hot waiting in the sun for them to pose. For some reason, they were camera shy.
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HI AllI’ve just been contacted by a producer at a major media outlet who is looking to do a story on moms who have lost custody to an  abuser who was rich and/
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The river was named for the deep and deadly hidden pits dug along its banks to trap enemies and animals by Achomawi Indian women. Great pains were taken by the women to conceal the pits - the dirt was carried...
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On the radio this morning Redding Electric Utility Director Paul Hauser repeatedly dodged questions from Carl and Linda Bott on how much electric rates will go up in the next year or two. He said he didn't want to put...
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We are living in interesting times. Our consumerist paradigm is slowly shifting. We are doing things differently than we once did. Our expectations of what we should have and what we should want were molded in an earlier world. One that is passing away.  The internet has changed almost everything. Some changes are obvious
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Seems bed bugs have infested New York City and rats have overrun a city park. Reminds me of one of the most played tunes on the juke box at the Spring Lounge in Little Italy in the summer of '78....
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Could be. From the SF Chronicle: "You gotta remember, I'm an old man, and everything's shot to hell," said the so-called world's angriest man as he speaks from his cabin in Manton (Tehama County). How he got there, living an...
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From the LA Times: The scandal over high salaries paid to Bell officials has city leaders throughout the state scrambling to limit the political damage. City halls have seen an uptick in residents calling to find out what their local...
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A lightning-sparked Lassen County wildfire grew to 7,000 acres Wednesday.
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"CPPA" was fortunate to welcome yet another new member at it's meeting last night.In this parent's case we learned that the familiar combination of Richard M. Bay and Reid Mckellar under "Teflon Jack" Halpin were the responsible parties for t
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The northern Sacramento Valley will keep enjoying relatively temperate late July weather at least through Saturday. Afternoon temperatures in Redding today will peak around 96 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The average high temperature in Redding on this date is 99 degrees. The record
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are abuse, cramp and hatred. Something quick and dirty.Luncheonette for the Possessed“There is goodness in you, even though you can’t see it,” she says.
The fork is halfway to his mouth, which is open for
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Approaching age 40 has made me increasingly nostalgic, so it was normal to have a few early-eighties flashbacks when I passed through the golden bears into the California State Fair last weekend in Sacramento. Some of my
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One driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at a DUI checkpoint in Redding on Wednesday evening.
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Police have arrested a Redding man suspected of stabbing another man Tuesday afternoon in a fight over medicinal cannabis growing at an Enterprise home.
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A design glitch has held up completion of long-awaited public art in the Market Street Promenade in downtown Redding.
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Cooler weather this week has helped firefighters make progress on some 194 lightning-sparked fires that have burned 900 acres in far northeastern California.
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Twenty-seven years ago Shingletown was in a panic.
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The Stillwater Business Park Road Show makes its first stop in Redding today.
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The Redding Vipers baseball team won the No Glove, No Love tournament by beating the Reno Muckdogs 9-3 on Saturday in Reno.
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The principal goal of the Westside Performing Arts Co.’s Summer Theater Academy is to get a big group of performers of all ages and ability levels, run them through six weeks of training and rehearsals, and then put on a big show.
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Sometimes when life imitates art, it can hurt. Just ask Wynonna, whose life has often resembled a country-western song. The latest installment: nine days before she’s due to play the Cascade Theatre, she was involved in a head-on car collision and hospitalized.
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The Post Office Saloon & Grill, a downtown Redding landmark since the mid-Seventies, continues to deliver. At lunchtime the place is known for its burgers and salads. Come evening diners are drawn to the nightly specials, notably the $5.25 spaghetti dinner on Wednesdays – “the bargain of the century,” in the words
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Judi Forney’s painting has always had to take a back seat to her business career. The artistic result was that many of her paintings from those years tend to be dark and only shine under a studio light. The paintings reflect more of the drama that tends to occur in our lives in our 20s and 30s and is a visual diary from t
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1. MarketFest 2010 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 26, Library Park, downtown Redding. Today: Mumblefinger. Future shows include: Blues Rollers, Aug. 5; Hard Luck 3, Aug. 12; Karen Lovely, Aug. 19; Los Pinguos, Aug. 26. Go to www.vivadowntownredding.org
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Houses don’t last forever, but they come close enough that when we build them it’s worth taking the long view — especially of their sites. Bad colors can be repainted. Windows and siding are easy enough to replace. A badly carved-up hilltop might never look the same again in our lifetimes.
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The Redding Colt .45s are giving thanks to their fans as they wrap up their last three home games of the summer with a doubleheader against the semipro Redding Tigers at 5 p.m. today and one game against the Humboldt Steelheads on Friday at Tiger Field.
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BURNEY — For a family of four that almost instantly grew to six after the earthquake struck Haiti, life is settling into a rhythm.
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California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters, along with Palo Cedro fire and rescue personnel, work to remove the driver of a pickup that crashed Wednesday afternoon off Deschutes Road north of Anderson. The pickup went off the road in an area north of Dersch Road, near Beatie Road, and flipped, landi
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The field of potential Redding City Council candidates remains as crowded as ever even after one challenger withdrew for lack of funds.
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photo by Bryce GoldsteinThis Bohemian Art Loft will ring with the sounds of original folk rock music this weekend, when
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Firefighters are en route this evening to a vegetation fire at Boyle Road near Maddelein Lane east of Redding.
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Kaf·ka·esque Pronunciation: ˌkäf-kə-ˈesk, ˌkaf-Function: adjective Date: 1946- of, relating to, or suggestive of Franz Kafka or his writings; especially : having a nightmarishly complex, bizarre, or illogical quality - Merriam Webster DictionaryMade calls to RIOH tod
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After nodding my head in agreement with Jon Fleischman's column earlier this week about the massive Humboldt County jury verdict in a civil suit against Skilled Health Care, a nursing home chain, I heard from J.G. Preston, spokesman for the...
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In fairness, the top managers at the city of Redding have taken a hit amid the budget cuts, through pay freezes and furloughs. I've long wondered, though, why for all the talk on the City Council about having employees pick...
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I'm not in a position to form an opinion about whether Don Frank's lawsuit against PremierWest Bank will go anywhere, but this bit of analysis quoted in David Benda's story captures the dilemma that has speared the economy: David Wyss,...
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Frank Strazzarino e-mails the scoop. "Well-known, affable and experienced greater Redding area Chamber Executive Director running for Council. Of course, that would be Debe Hopkins, Anderson Chamber's Executive Director. FS Source: Anderson Valley Post, hard copy edition"...
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The modern Republican argument about taxes seems to boil down to two principles, both misguided: Taxes can be reduced, but they can never be allowed to go up. And whatever level taxes are at, they are too high.
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Theo Albrecht died over the weekend in his home city of Essen, Germany, at the age of 88. Albrecht and his brother pioneered discount supermarkets in Germany and then around the world. The Albrechts bought Trader Joe's in the late...
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... the commenter on the story about Tehama County Sheriff Clay Parker's role as lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to strike down new state regulations on ammunition sales is off base when he calls California's largest city "uneducated":...
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Bruce's blog this morning reminded me of a story I wrote three years ago about Randy Callahan, now deceased, a wonderful local man who snapped some utterly magical photographs of the world exposition on Treasure Island in San Francisco...
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A woman was hospitalized this afternoon after the pickup she was driving flipped, landing upside down in a field off Deschutes Road north of Anderson.
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This morning before 7:00 AM I left a voice mail message with RIOH (who I had to go see when I was injured on the job), requesting (a) a prescription for painkillers (b) the radiologist's official results of my x-ray and (c) an explanation of why the doctor released me to go back to work when I'm clearly in pain.
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There is no question that summer in the North State is here! While we wilt in the heat, we can bask in the glory of our incredible summer growing season. Visit our local farmers markets and you will certainly feel inspired to build your meals to accommodate the local bounty. I love summer for the fresh vegetables
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This actually made me laugh out loud. I can't explain it.
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Greg Parish has withdrawn from the Redding City Council race.
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Authorities have cleared an Interstate 5 wreck that reportedly created a traffic jam stretching from Bowman Road to Anderson late this morning.
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We have been photographing little Colby since he was in his mommy's tummy. Last week he came in for his 2 year old bog boy photos and we made this special birthday card for him. Do you have an active toddler that needs some fun photos? Give us a call at 223-5456!
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Have you booked your senior portrait session yet? School is almost here and we only have a couple of sessions left before it starts so don't wait to book your senior pictures! 223.5456
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On his blog, local Realtor Skip Murphy linked to this Huffington Post article on Las Vegas, chronicling Sin City's real estate implosion and other woes. This graph jumped out: "Saturn," an exotic dancer at Spearmint Rhino, says she and her...
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Preparing Your Home for the Market...Tips on making it more sellable! Before you put your home on the market, take an impartial look at your house, inside and out. You may have only one chance to pique potential buyers' interest when they view your home, so don't let easily correctable flaws stand in the way.
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Two Washington State women suffered major injuries Tuesday afternoon when their car hit an oak tree north of the Sunset Hills exit on Interstate 5.
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The steamer 'Belle' was owned by Major Pierson B. Reading. She transported supplies and passengers up and down the Sacramento River and was one of the steamers in the fleet of the California Steamship Navigation Company owned by Samuel Hensley...
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After Ted Turner. The top five landowners in the USA. Click here....
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Wonderful feature from the Medford paper about a fire lookout that surveys part of the north state. It's a career that might have appealed to Garbo in her later years. Read it here....
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Excerpt from an article about financially strapped Northpoint, Florida, which is considering a BLD park: "Cities that have gone into business with Big League Dreams are generally satisfied that the firm keeps its word -- even in Redding, Calif., where...
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Our memories are inevitably shaped by what we see -- and I'm sure I'm not alone in often thinking of my grandparents living in a black-and-white world. But of course it wasn't, and to prove it, here's a rare series...
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Police have arrested a Redding man suspected of stabbing another man Tuesday afternoon in a fight over medicinal cannabis growing at an Enterprise home.
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It would be a tough sale in Redding, of course, but I'm still surprised that nobody's even discussing the possibility of a tax increase to keep cops on the beat. Maybe a quarter-cent, with a firm sunset in, say, three...
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Don't forget! to attend the Shasta County "California Protective Parents Association" meeting tonight at 7:00 pm.2515 Park Marina Drive, Suite 203.
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Cooler weather helped firefighters make progress Tuesday on some 180-plus lightning-sparked blazes in far northeastern California.
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I had read that, despite the budget stalemate in Sacramento, Republicans and Democrats agreed on a plan to close about half the state budget. Hey, that sounded good to me -- halfway there is at least a start. But this...
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Times are tough in Redding. There have been over 225 bank -owned homes for sale on any day here recently. That number has been trending upwards for months.  But we don't have it nearly as bad as Vegas. The higher you fly, the farther you fal
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Here’s a eastside home tucked away against Churn Creek. It compares favorably with other homes for sale in the area as a ’86 3/2 of about 1135 sq ft. The listing agent has provided us with many
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Injustice and inequality that exists in the criminal courts has been well documented by both sociologists and criminologists. Unequal access to resources (e.g., money, knowledge) has been cited as a contributing factor to this inequality. Less information, however, is known about inequities and injustices that are expe
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Relatively mild weather – for late July – will continue in the northern Sacramento Valley today through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The Redding area will see temperatures peak this afternoon around 94 degrees. The average high in Redding on this date is 99 degrees and the record hi
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Arriving in Venice by train is an amazing experience.  After rolling through many beautiful towns and villages, you suddenly find yourself on a long causeway over the lagoon as you approach the city.  Once you’ve wrestled your 1,000-pound suitcase off the train and tumbled through the doors of the train station,
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate the apparent stabbing death of a 66-year-old Kentucky man whose body was found early Monday slumped over the wheel of his rented station wagon.
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Brian Harper was convicted Tuesday afternoon of murdering a Shasta County woman nearly 22 years after her battered, strangled and nearly nude body was found in Caldwell Park.
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A small company in Anderson that makes wood products for upscale mountain homes is suing its bank after its line of credit wasn’t renewed.
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More than 150 wildfires sparked by lightning this weekend continued burning Tuesday night across far northern and northeastern California as more thunderstorms developed.
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in closed session to sue the Shasta-Trinity National Forest over its controversial roads plan.
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RED BLUFF — Top-level employees including the city manager, police chief and human resources director will start paying their share of retirement contributions, the City Council’s latest step in shrinking a $1.4 million budget deficit.
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The Hornets volleyball camp is for girls in fourth through 12th grade and will be held at Enterprise High School on Aug. 2-5.
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When the North players reported to camp for the 33rd annual Lions All-Star football game on Sunday, some knew this week would be the last time they would strap on pads.
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The 33rd annual Lions All-Star football game is just three days away and the rosters for both teams have undergone some small changes after the two teams opened camp on Sunday.
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Dear Lynne: Is my sister imagining things when she says stainless steel gets rid of the smell of garlic and onions on her hands? She says she rubs her hands on a stainless bowl and the smell is gone. -- Deannie in Lincoln Dear Deannie: Try it yourself. It works. Stainless steel can remove the odors of garlic and
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North State in Brief: July 28, 2010
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Today in History: July 28, 2010
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North State Marketplace: July 28, 2010
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Some months ago I came across this interesting (to me, anyway) blog that is dedicated to fashion and music of the mid-to-late 1960's and very early 1970's, with LOTS of photos. Does it say something about me that I actually remember some of these photos? This blog is a labor of love from the young woman putting it to
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What: Megan Slankard & Jeff Campbell at Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant When: Jul 31, 8 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant Though just 25 years old, Megan Slankard has independently sold over 22,000 CDs while performing in 100s of cities across the United States and Europe. She s
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My rib really freakin' hurts.I may call the doctor tomorrow for the Darvocet after all.
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At least a dozen potential candidates have taken out papers or otherwise said they plan to run for City Council, but of course they're not on the ballot unless they gather signatures, pay their fees, and make it official. Already,...
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A California Highway Patrol helicopter co-pilot made “a flying leap” this afternoon from a landing helicopter to pounce on a suspected car thief.
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A 43-year-old Redding man was stabbed in the abdomen during a scuffle outside his house early tonight.
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Emergency crews are at a major injury traffic collision on Interstate 5 near Snively Road south of Cottonwood. Officials have closed one lane of southbound traffic, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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This bank owned asset is located at 21 First St in Lewiston CA 96052. It’s nearby to famed fishing and the relaxed lifestyle that Trinity County offers. It’s really modern and clean looking, and priced attractively. The listing agent has taken a good number of
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As Shasta County Assessor-Record Leslie Morgan noted in her annual report, presented to the Board of Supervisors this morning, more than 23,000 properties had their tax assessments cut under Proposition 8, because their market value has fallen beneath their Prop....
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Brian Harper has been found guilty of first degree murder in the 1988 cold case slaying of Judith Hasselstrom.
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JOHNSON PARK - Firefighters contained late this afternoon a stubborn 1.5-acre fire that burned brush, grass and timber near here.
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The man killed Sunday morning in a traffic accident on Highway 44 west of Butte Lake Road in Lassen County was identified today as 18-year-old Rodolfo Contreras of Rathdrum, Idaho.
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That's what writer David Ropeik argues Sen. Gloria Romero should really sponsor -- instead of the measure to drop serpentine as the state rock, which he calls emblematic of the way we let fear drive our government. Society does this...
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Thanks for all your good wishes yesterday. My rib still hurts but it is being eclipsed by the pain in my right knee (swollen) and left foot, which are on the increase. I suppose I will survive.
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The Shasta County board of supervisors voted today in closed session to sue the Shasta-Trinity National Forest over its controversial roads plan.
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From parody to diagnosis in 15 years, reports Greg Beato over at reason.com. Excerpt: You may have been too busy monitoring Kim Kardashian's every passing thought-like thing on Twitter to notice, but Digital Detox Week took place in April, and...
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Jim Reed, the Democrat challenging Rep. Wally Herger in the November election, is challenging the congressman to a series of debates: Reed is calling for three debates during Congressional Recess: One on Saturday, August 14th at the Veterans Memorial in...
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A 45-year-old Redding man has been upgraded from critical condition to serious condition at Mercy Medical Center in Redding after police said he was intentionally run down Saturday afternoon by another Redding man following a dispute.
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I wonder how much RoundupReady alfalfa is out there waiting to be planted. Apparently enough to get the attention of 75 members of Congress, including Rep. Wally Herger. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has received a letter signed by 75 Members...
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Police have arrested a man who they feared may have been trying to rob the Pine Street branch of Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Redding.
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The August events calendar that appears in today's print edition of the Record Searchlight is incorrect.
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Gil Moore, who wrote the following tribute to the career of Elvis Presley, was managing editor of the Record Searchlight when I first worked there, in 1969-70. (I owe my journalism career, such as it's been, to him.): In case...
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The "previous chief" became Redding's Chief of Police when he was only 21 years of age! This amazing feat made him the youngest chief in the entire United States. Then he took a leave of absence and joined the U....
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Tehama County Sheriff's deputies early Monday found a 66-year-old man slain and slumped over the wheel of a late-model Dodge station wagon on a rural road.
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That would be Clay Parker. Excerpt from the Corning Observer: (Parker) is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit recently filed in Sacramento by the National Rifle Association/California Rifle and Pistol Association Foundation Legal Action Project challenging state Assembly Bill 962....
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After reconsidering an earlier decision to step down, Redding Police Chief Peter Hansen will keep his post at least one more year..
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Police arrested a Redding woman this morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription drugs after she backed her car into a Shasta County Public Works truck at a traffic light .
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Maybe it's just a perception problem, as Sheriff Tom Bosenko suggested to me last fall. Maybe it's just because it's pot growing and pot seizure season and that's what's mainly in the headlines. But after watching this scary and...
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Over 150 wildfires sparked by lightning this weekend continued burning Monday night across far northern and northeastern California as more thunderstorms developed.
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Hear Meg Whitman will be in Redding Aug. 3 for a fundraiser at a manse in west Redding (I promised not to divulge which one). Gee, I didn't think she needed money.... Arnold, as we know, found the Redding area...
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Northern Sacramento Valley temperatures will feel fairly mild this afternoon compared to what we've seen the past few weeks, according to the National Weather Service. Redding's forecast high today of 95 degrees is cooler than normal for this time of year. The average high on this date in Redding is 99 degrees.
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OneWord is an interesting writers’ prompt. Click the button, get the word, write for 60 seconds. The idea is not to freeze up, just let your mind – and fingers – go.Today’s word is strung.She uses heavy nylon cord, the kind they use with parachutes so you don’t g
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Candidates for the November 2, 2010, Redding City Council and City Clerk elections have at least two more weeks to return final paperwork to secure a spot on the ballot. Forms are due by August 6. However, if any incumbent elects not to run, the filing deadline will be extended by law to August 11 for non-
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“Whoa,” I shouted. “Hey, that was the real thing.” I don’t know who I was talking to. Nobody else was around while I trotted down the Upper Water Ditch Trail, about three m
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Chuck McCabe The north state holds warm thoughts for Bay Area-based songwriter Chuck McCabe, who died of cancer at age 65 last Friday in Santa Clara. McCabe rec
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The Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District is among that rarefied club of water tycoons, but waste is waste. And they’re just not making more water these days, even as our state’s demand seemingly increases without end.
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Few bills before the state Legislature this summer will draw as firm opposition as one called AB 1998, a partial ban on single-use plastic bags in California that would also include a form of a “bag tax.”
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In Shasta County, the recession coupled with the state budget crisis has been nothing short of devastating, and the citizens of Shasta County are bearing the brunt of it.
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To save salmon, stripers must go
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The songwriter who wrote the beloved local tribute “I’d Rather Be in Redding” has died.
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SHASTA LAKE — Three Shasta Lake City Council members say a hillside building and grading ordinance is too restrictive and should be changed to make it easier for developers to build on slopes.
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SHASTA LAKE — A groundbreaking was held Monday to mark the start of construction on a $4.9 million Law Enforcement Center here.
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The Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour is coming to Redding.
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In 1910: A man near Castella reported he had killed 36 rattlesnakes in the past few weeks.
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Supervisors from two north state counties will discuss today whether to join forces to sue the Shasta-Trinity National Forest over a controversial roads plan.
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When they wanted to protest the possible removal of a beloved local fishing hole, the people of Whitmore didn’t head for a picket line — they planned a picnic.
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Three successive rounds of thunderstorms strafed still-parched northeastern California over the weekend, with lightning touching off more than 70 wildfires.
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The Hilltop Drive building that houses a Redding business that has been issued cease-and-desist orders in two states this year is on the market for $1.5 million.
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The New York Times reports a curious trend: As sales drop for many companies across the country, their profits rise. As companies this month report earnings for the second quarter, news of healthy profits has helped the stock market -- the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index is up 7 percent for Jul
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McCLOUD – A logging truck overturned late this afternoon east of here with the driver suffering minor injuries.
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SHASTA LAKE - Shasta County sheriff's deputies are being sent this evening to a Shasta Lake residence where a suicidal suspect is barricaded inside.
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Firefighters have contained at 18 acres a grass fire off Ash Creek Road near Coleman Forebay Road east of Anderson.
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At least three people were hurt this afternoon in major injury traffic accident at Churn Creek and Knighton roads in Redding.
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Firefighters have extinguished a fire reported on a house boat at Bridge Bay Marina on Lake Shasta.
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Went to work as usual. Nothing out of the ordinary. At 9:35 I went into the restroom, slipped on some water on the floor, and came crashing down in a way that I thought would cause everyone in the building to panic, thinking a bus had run into the side of the building, but I guess it only seemed that loud.
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We packed up the truck, grabbed the kids, a few friends, and off we went.
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The songwriter who wrote the beloved local tribute “I’d Rather Be in Redding” has died.
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The old and long gone Sacramento River Road was established in the early 1850s. The trail began at Shasta and traveled northeast to Waugh's Ferry just below the mouth of Rock Creek at the Sacramento River then crossed the river...
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Tantalizing item on the Shasta County Board of Supervisors' closed-session agenda for tomorrow morning: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Government Code section 54956.9, subdivision (c)): Initiation of Litigation: 1 potential case Dollars to doughnuts, the supervisors will be...
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SHASTA LAKE — A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning to mark the start of construction on a $4.9 million Law Enforcement Center here.
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Thunderstorms have erupted again in far northeastern California, where dozens of lightning-sparked wildfires are already burning.
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ANDERSON - A broken and leaking gas main is forcing southbound Highway 273 traffic to be diverted and at least one commercial business has been evacuated.
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As a follow-up on Ryan's excellent article Saturday about vaccine exemptions and the whooping cough outbreak, California Watch writes that the Golden State has some legal quirks that might set us up for epidemics. California is one of 11 states...
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A few weeks back, Marc mentioned the eye-popping $677 million verdict by a Humboldt County jury against Skilled Healthcare, a chain that runs nursing homes in Humboldt and elsewhere. I hadn't give it much thought, but Jon Fleischman has. And...
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So sorry to hear. Here's the YouTube clip of his wonderful song....
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Marc notes Skip Murphy's post marveling at the proliferation of hydroponic stores in Redding. It'd be interesting to see if our own fair city has experienced the same spike in electricity use that North Coast counties already have. From the...
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A man reported $550 worth of car stereo equipment and medication stolen Friday night.
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Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 1st. Gather up your family, your fishing pole, a lawn chair, and all the other important picnic stuff, and head out to beautiful Kilarc Reservoir, the reservoir that supplies water to historic Kilarc...
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A silver sedan has reportedly overturned on eastbound Highway 44 at Victor Avenue in east Redding.
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Assemblages happen in the Hamilton Street studios of DarcyArts. Everywhere you look there is some little creation, something thrown together. John Keats with tiny plastic top hat and bitty cupcakes. Bob Dylan on a magenta road with and old truck, harmonica, star cookie cutter, Brian Jones in pink and glitter, Kombucha Wond
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A man on a bike suffered minor injuries this morning after colliding with a motorist as he was riding in a crosswalk against traffic, according to Redding police.
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Looking for a deal in the Grant School District? Today’s luxury home FDotD once listed for $899K. This Middletown ma
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How do you explain to your wife that, without her knowledge, you've just blown 12 grand of the communal cash on a lemon of an electric "car"? From the tail end of Doug Craig's blog today, entitled "The sap and...
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A motorist Sunday night hit an unidentified man on a bicycle in east Redding when the cyclist swerved into the car’s path, according to a police department press statement.
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Afternoon temperatures will fall back to late July norms in the northern Sacramento Valley after a mini heat wave this past weekend. Redding will top out today at 100 degrees, which is the normal high for the date. The municipal airport so far has recorded 17 triple-digit afternoons this month and 20 since summer
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Got some results for June here. Again, our brokerage is the local sales leader, by far. So what? Well, this is important because most homes are sold through agents. Our brokerage networks in-hous
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It’s Monday, time for a Fiction in 58.ReunionThe note was scribbled on a piece of notebook paper, college rule, the light blue lines just a suggestion for the scrawl. She folded it in halfs, until it was a snug package.She dropped it in her clutch, along with the .38 missing its serial number.
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Attendees of the artist reception for the STORYTELLING show Friday night voted Nikolas Allen’s “Rat Bastard,” pictured above, as the “Best of Show.” Nikolas, a local poet/artist/designer, says, “This piece tells a story of courage. We’ve all been in situations that
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What: ShastaYama 6th Annual Taiko Festival When: Saturday, Jul 31, 6 p.m. Where: Shastice Park, Mount Shasta (Rockfellow & Adams) Tickets: $25 (18 & up), $20 (13-17), $15 (5-12), 4 & under free w/adult ticket Tickets available here
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What: Jethro Jeremiah at Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant When: Friday, Jul 30, 9 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant Jethro Jeremiah is a veteran singer-songwriter who has played music throughout Northern California, including such festivals as Mountain Aire and New Orleans By the Bay
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As noted before in this space, Redding seems to have more Mexican restaurants per square inch than any other town in the Sacramento Valley. If anyone can come up with a reasonable explanation, please speak up. This is not a complaint, you understand, just a query: we love Mexican food and eagerly seek out new, au
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Singer songwriter Chuck McCabe lost a battle with cancer last Friday, and the North State music community lost a dear friend.I met Chuck when he offered a weekend songwriting workshop through the Shasta County Arts Council several years ago. He listened to us -- all rank amateurs - and he shared stories and advice and
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Scott Mobley’s article last Monday about the Redding Area Bus Authority (RABA) board spending more money on a campaign to improve the bus system’s image and to increase ridership was very well-written. I have comments about cheaper ways to improve the bus and to increase ridership.
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Need a reason to pay attention to your elected officials — from the humblest local water board all the way to Washington, D.C. — and then get out and vote?
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Forget the “foreign travelers.” Have we displaced our sense of humor?
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With the economy in the tank, the epitaph for the gas-guzzling RV has been written more than once.
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Three Redding pitchers combined to throw a two-hitter to complete a three-game sweep over the Nevada Bighorns for a 7-2 victory at Tiger Field on Sunday.
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The Shasta County Junior Challenger Tournament concluded Sunday at Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness in Redding.
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Today in History: July 26, 2010
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They aren’t Chip and Dale, but they might be cuter.
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Asks this local blogger. It's a rhetorical question, of course. Excerpt: With a little care, you can grow just about any crop you want in temperate Redding. Outside. Using no electricity. Yet our town boasts enough retail establishments selling hydroponic...
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Two people on a motorcycle were injured this evening in a collision with a pickup at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
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A severe thunderstorm warning was issued by the National Weather Service this afternoon for east central Shasta County and west central Lassen County.
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The Enjoy Magazine folks were obviously less than thrilled at the prospect of having a food co-op go in the same downtown building they're in, as David Benda reports in a hilarious "Buzz" item in today's paper. But was this...
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With a little care, you can grow just about any crop you want in temperate Redding. Outside. Using no electricity. Yet our town boasts enough retail establishments selling hydroponic gardening gear to serve a colony on the moon. You can even see them advertising on billboards in town. Why is that? Of course
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The entire Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District (A.C.I.D.) canal system has quite a history. One portion of it, the arched aqueduct shown in the photo, crosses over South Street in Anderson and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The...
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Firefighters extinguished today an abandoned campfire that burned about a half-acre of land off Wilson Hill Road near Grace Resort Road in the Shingletown area.
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One person was killed this morning and another injured in a traffic accident on Highway 44 west of Butte Lake Road in Lassen County that was described by emergencv personnel at the scene as "horrendous."
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A 45-year-old Redding man is in critical condition today at Mercy Medical Center after police said he was intentionally run down Saturday afternoon by another Redding man following a dispute.
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Redding should see lots of sun today and a high temperature near 105 degrees, officials with the National Weather Service is Sacramento say. Isolated thunderstorms, however, are likely over the mountains of interior Northern California today and the weather service has issued a hazardous weather warning that covers a wide
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Watch your elected Redding City Council in action: Click here for video of the July 20 meeting’s lengthy discussion of
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After reading the front page article in the Record Searchlight on July 17 titled “Naive doctor avoids prison,” I was appalled, shocked and embarrassed.
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Bad ideas can be as contagious as a disease.
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Two people — one local, one on the national stage — provided important observations on the explosive topic of race last week.
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Gene and Karlene Wallace celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 21, 2010, at a dinner hosted by their children at Dry Creek Station Restaurant. The Wallaces have lived in Oak Run for 43 years. Karlene worked for Shasta Transport for 15 years as a secretary. Gene served in the Navy. He worked for PG & E for 18
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Ed and Jingr Lintz celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 17, 2010, at a surprise pot luck hosted by friends and family at the Scouts Hall in Anderson River Park. The couple were married July 16, 1960, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Central Valley. At the time of their wedding, Jingr was a 1959 graduate of C
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Lisa Agesta and Andrew Rudenko of Redding were married June 16, 2010, at the County Clerk's Office in Redding. The bride is the daughter of R. Lynn and Marilyn Hamilton of The Villages, Fla. The groom is the son of John and the late Virginia Rudenko, of Grass Valley.
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Fred and Maxine Adams of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 17, 2010, at a pot luck dinner hosted by their sons and daughters-in law at United Methodist Church in Redding. The couple were married July 16, 1960, in Reno, Nev. They have lived in Redding for 50 years. Fred retired from Coca-Cola as quali
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Katie Payne and Jason Clark were married June 14, 2010, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The bride is the daughter of Shepard and Teresa Greene of Redding and Michael Payne of Indianapolis, Ind. She is a graduate of CSU Chico and works as a special education teacher in Lincoln. The groom is the son of Shelley Clark and Ron Clark
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A July 31, 2010, wedding is planned for Tracee Rice and Casey Kelly, both of Eureka, at the Scotia Inn in Scotia. The bride-elect is the daughter of Corky and Connie Metcalf of Redding and Bruce and Alice Rice of Fresno. She is a 2003 graduate of Central Valley High School. She moved to Eureka in 2005 and works in the off
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A Sept. 18, 2010, wedding is planned for Lindsey Deragisch and Paul Julian, both of Puyallup, Wash., at the TBS Ranch in Palo Cedro. The bride-elect is the daughter of Steve and Gina Deragisch of Anderson. She is a 2004 graduate of West Valley High School in Cottonwood and a 2007 graduate of High Tech Institute of Sacrame
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Dear Straight Talk: My boyfriend got drunk on Fourth of July and, still, I let him drive me home. Nobody could give me a ride and the alternative was calling my parents. They would have come and gotten me, but then they wouldn't have let me see my boyfriend anymore. I know this for a fact, because it happened to my sister.
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I've been learning a lot about love these last few weeks. Jonah loves to cuddle at bedtime. When he was younger and still learning to talk he would call it "puddle." The word has stuck, and he still asks Travis and I to puddle each night.
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In 1996 my wife and I went to New Zealand and Australia courtesy of the People-to-People Citizen Ambassador Program. After debarking from the plane in Auckland, we were accosted by several Maoris who tried to intimidate us by sticking out their tongues and brandishing wooden spears. That didn't work and their leader explai
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Maybe I jigged when I should have jogged. Or I could have wigged when I should have wogged. But there's no use crying over spilled milk. This isn't the first time I've had my toe in a tight spot and it isn't the worst by a long shot. But they both had to do with a camera and the pitfalls that are lurking.
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A Sept. 4, 2010, wedding is planned for Selene Watkins and Tyler Cooper, both of Cottonwood, at Lake California Clubhouse in Cottonwood. The bride-elect is the daughter of Kent Watkins of Redding and Ken and Phyllis Wood of Dunsmuir. She is a 1998 graduate of Foothill High School and attended Yuba College. She works as an
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One thing that I never learned as a kid was the basic rules on how to set a table. I was too busy grass sliding down our canyon on a piece of waxed cardboard or capturing bugs for my turtles to eat. Did you ever do that? Enough of that! Back to business!
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fter reading the recent article by Richard Malotky, “River has rules we must obey,” I decided to focus on the Sacramento River. It is truly the gem of Redding and all of the north state. Boating, fishing and water sports are popular almost the year-round.
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Today in History: July 25, 2010
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Dirt ditches carrying water from the Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District canal to agricultural fields are set to be replaced with more efficient pipes.
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The Exchange Club of Redding is flying high.
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Redding police Saturday morning arrested a man who allegedly threatened to kill a grocery store employee Thursday with an ax.
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Hi, Monty! We really love your column and have learned so much we didn’t know. My concern and question regard the “Lassen Park” offramp that involves I-5 south traffic and 44-E traffic. When driving south on I-5, I wish to take the offramp to get onto 44-E. At the same time, cars coming from 44-E, wishing to get ont
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I have a question about trichinosis in wild game. I understand it’s caused by a nematode-like worm that burrows into its host, and is most commonly associated with pork (although it can be found in any game that eats meat, such as bear). But, how common is it? For pig hunters in California, is it something that we should
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This week Camp X will be busy biking, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, rafting and more, as the Great Outdoors Week returns for its second stint of the summer.
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Dear Babe: I have a number of Baltimore Orioles items from when I lived in Baltimore, raising four children. As you can see from the photos I have four pennants. One is a 1970 World Series pennant with a team photo, while another is from the 1979 Series. I also have two others — one with an Orioles logo and other with th
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Crews widening Highway 44 and its bridge between downtown Redding and Dana Drive are poised to finish the job in late September, some six months ahead of schedule.
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Two boys playing with a lighter are being blamed for starting a 1.5-acre vegetation fire that burned right up to the Shasta Villa Apartments today.
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The tough recession-laden economy just got a bit tougher for one group of Redding businesses that offer luxury services.
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When news broke that a community kitchen and food cooperative had its eye on Cascade Square in downtown Redding, the folks at Enjoy Magazine were not thrilled.
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Firefighters stayed busy this afternoon in the Anderson area.
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I have this small statue in the garden. I have been asked if I am Buddhist. I’m not, although I find myself in alignment with several of the important concepts. Things like impermanence,
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Redding police this morning arrested a man who allegedly threatened to kill a grocery store employee on Thursday with an ax.
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Food stamp recipients have one less hurdle to stay in the program longer.
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This piece was originally published in August of 2009, but beautiful plants are always worth revisiting, especially in high summer. Enjoy. Have you noticed how the concept of beauty evolves as y
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Sorry to say I don't have the history of the quonset hut type maintenance building featured in yesterday's History Mystery Photo Contest. I do, however, have the history of Keswick Dam and powerplant, it's neighbor. The quonset hut is located...
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The phone system at Mercy Medical Center in Redding has been repaired after a couple of days on the fritz.
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A friend on Facebook shared this video today. I've seen this video many times before but as we are in the midst of our senior portrait season I wanted to bring this video in for everyone to see. We purposely ask our girls not do go get completely made over for the senior pictures. This video is a great example of why. We wa
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This blog entry posted by Business Insider makes the case that the country's middle-income earner is endangered. Michael Snyder of the theeconomiccollapseblog.com
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The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Sunday, as high heat and isolated thunderstorms threaten Northern California this weekend. The weather service warns to expect "significant rainfall" with some of the storms. Isolated mountain thunderstorms should continue Sunday and Monday. "Some may contain
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This one caught our eye. We don’t see many contemporary looking homes here in sprawling ranch style Shasta County. And today’s FDotD is not actually in Redding, despite the address. It’s not too far out of town, however, and comes with some room on land to
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I have set myself a daunting foodie goal. I want to learn to make the most delicious flaky pie crust. I have three weeks to achieve perfection! Next month, Frank and I will have the great pleasure of joining in an alterna-family reunion. Amazing souls from our early days in the city will gather. We will travel south
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Grocer A.F. Souza holds a sack of “Shasta’s Best” flour at a Shasta County display exhibit at the California State Fair, c . 1915. The Shasta Historical Society library is open to the public and
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Every once in a while, a judge will overturn a jury’s verdict when the panel makes some kind of legal error. It’s rare indeed, though, for a judge to simply toss back a verdict — like an undersized trout — without even knowing what it is.
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In recent days I’ve talked with two acquaintances — a prominent Redding doctor and the owner of a popular restaurant at the Outlets in Anderson — who both have lost about 30 pounds on diets and are now hyper calorie conscious.
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The Redding Diamondbacks fell to the Colusa Channel Cats 12-4 in a season-ending game at the 2010 American Legion Area 1 Junior Tournament in Arcata on Friday.
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Coming off a cold two-game series against the NorCal Pirates, the Redding Colt .45s matched their season-high run total by beating the Nevada Bighorns 13-2 at Tiger Field on Friday evening.
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We’ll be coming up on 10 years of posting All-Record Searchlight teams for prep athletics in the north state come the 2010-11 athletic season.
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Ken Murray, using a “public safety first” campaign, will seek to regain the Redding City Council seat he narrowly lost two years ago.
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Today in History: July 24, 2010
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North State Marketplace: July 24, 2010
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Monty, all your items are very interesting. What about motorists who cross through business parking lots to avoid red lights? I see this often with cars driving down Shasta to California streets. The signal at this location seems long, so many cars shortcut through CALWORKS’ parking lot to get to California Street to avo
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“What does your faith tradition have to say about divorce?”
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Bethel Church wants to make it official.
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The party is on in Manton.
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North State in Brief: July 24, 2010
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An Anderson dog this week made the pages of a national tabloid.
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The Shasta Lake Fire Protection District has approved a $29-a-year parcel tax that a former board member claims to be illegal.
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With a fivefold increase so far this year in the number of confirmed whooping cough cases in the state and Shasta County, local health officials have been stepping up their efforts to encourage people to get vaccinated.
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Winding my way west, I got to thinking about infrastructure and how California and Uncle Sam are going to pay to maintain and rebuild our indispensable network of interstates and highways and bridges if the economy stagnates and budgets continue...
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As Yours Truly's been predicting for some time, Murray has decided to run for council again, on a "safety first" campaign. Conventional wisdom holds that the bigger the field the more it favors the incumbents. Trouble is, incumbents Patrick Jones...
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A 50-year-old woman was injured tonight when she was hit by a vehicle in the 400 block East Cypress Avenue in Redding.
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Commenter "not_an_expert" -- who sells himself short; he plainly knows more than most about the details of the city budget -- writes in response to yesterday's editorial with a common complaint about the City Council's priorities. The gist: The city...
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It was big news last year when the property assessments came out and reflected the first net drop in taxable property values since WWII. That was both California-wide and in Shasta County, where total taxable property values fell 2.14 percent....
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Redding police have identified the man who threatened to kill a Holiday Quality Foods employee with an ax Thursday afternoon.
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"Baseball" won the contest at 9:07 a.m. when he guessed it correctly as the shop/maintenance building located at Keswick Dam off Keswick Dam Road. Congratulations Baseball! You have won a $10 gift certificate from River City Java plus an award...
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Flowers in the vegetable garden attract pollinators and other beneficial insects.
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Real estate agents discuss closing costs.
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Garden tours and classes planned.
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Pio Loco's "Chef Jeff" Cerasaro is pondering retirement again. Heard some buzz this week that Cerasaro's downtown Redding restaurant was on the market. I left a phone message with Cerasaro this morning but have not heard back. Well, it is true. Ron Largent of Keller Williams Realty in Redding writ
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Rescue crews are being sent this afternoon to a reported rollover accident near China Gulch Drive and Canyon Road.
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Ken Murray will seek to regain the Redding City Council seat he narrowly lost two years ago with a “public safety first” campaign.
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Wow, I am just amazed at how incredible the class of 2011 is. We have had such a blast photographing all of these awesome teens. We're doing about 4 sessions a day right now so bear with us as we try to get everyone online. Here is another Anderson High Outdoor Senior Portrait Session. Most of our outdoor sessions are at 8
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Rescue crews aided this afternoon a 55-year-old San Bruno man who slipped on rocks and fell about 8 feet while hiking at Lake Shasta.
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Emergency personnel have been sent to a reported rollover accident on the Lake Boulevard onramp to southbound Interstate 5.
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List of support groups in the North State.
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Grand Opening of THE CENTER for Mind, Body & Spirit. Offering Holistic services.
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A "veteran" in more ways than one, Pete Lambert was a World War II pilot and has been in the Redding Rodeo Association for more than 50 years!
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I'd like to thank the good people at the Shasta-Trinity National Forest for giving me the chance to gain minor Web fame and even get my name in The Washington Post. Mom would be so proud. At least Al Kamen...
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I must have heard it said a hundred times -- most recently in a comment on Marc's blog -- that the humble Carl and Leah McConnell would have gagged if they'd seen the opulent pleasure palace that is the foundation's...
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REDDING - KIXE’s CYBERCHASE Saturdays continues at Turtle Bay on July 24 and 31. During these Saturdays from 10:30am-3:30pm we will offer face painting, cool games, scavenger hunts and prizes, including a limited number of Cyberchase DVDS! Families are encouraged to play and rate unique math games created b
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And have the results published in the newspaper? In the interest of fairness, if candidate Russell Hunt gets one, shouldn't they all? From a profile this morning on Hunt, headlined: "Russell Hunt: Privatize city services to save funds": Hunt has...
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Here's one more reason to get out and vote. I noted over the weekend that the special election that made a charter city of the now-notorious Southland city of Bell -- the election that would have allowed city councilors to...
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Do you have a “Pink” themed picture you would like published in our new calendar? Upload your pictures to our photo module beginning July 23, 2010 when a link to our Pink Photo Gallery Upload feature will be added. Winning Photographs will be published in this year’s 2011-2012 Cale
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Hey, you can watch Congressman Herger, introducing his resolution calling for a better strategy to fight backwoods marijuana growing, on WallyVision. Interesting that he says federal agencies need to cooperate and coordinate their efforts. Are they not, at this point?...
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What is this building and where is it located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you are the first person to correctly guess what and where this building is located, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from...
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(Photo: Marc Beauchamp) From the Huffington Post: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California finance officials will consider Friday whether to loan as much as $12.5 million to Modoc County as the rural, cash-poor municipality prepares for the possibility of filing for...
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Two Tehama County woman suffered major injuries early this morning when their northbound pickup went off Highway 99E near Vina Road and struck a tree, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.
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This 2340 sq ft home on an acre within easy walking distance to the lovely trails of Lema Ranch is priced at less than $82 per sq ft. That’s just darned inexpensive. Well below replacement costs, were you to try an
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Several local brokerages offer education and training as an incentive to have agents join their firm. What you quickly discover is that the "training" is often all about sales, and little emphasis is placed on the accumula
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Suddenly the Shasta County Court wants to be paid for a Civil Harassament order filed by Lani Kitkowski 3 years ago, against the parents of her ex-husband.At a time when Ms. Kitkowski had some custody of their daughter, the father's parents would use the child to Lure Ms. Kitkowski out so they could serve her with&nbs
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Crank up the air conditioner. Redding is expected to see today a high temperature near 106 degrees, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Meanwhile, Saturday’s high is expected to be near 108 degrees, while Sunday should see a high near 106. The National Weather Service has also issued a fire weat
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With the current economic downturn, many home owners are deciding to stay in their homes and remodel instead of trying to sell to purchase yet a larger home. Whether you’re trying to sell your home or staying put for a while, if you’ve been putting off a remodeling job, this just might be the right t
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Garasamo "Gary" Maccagnone opens his newest short fiction anthology, "My Dog Tim And Other Stories" with the very enjoyable and very real "St. John of the Midfield." It is
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Redding firefighters are fighting a motor home fire in a backyard surrounded by dry brush.
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Firefighters battled early this morning a fire at residence on Amigo Way in Redding where a fifth-wheel recreational vehicle and boat caught on fire in the backyard.
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Mercy Medical Center officials are asking the public to limit non-essential telephone calls to the Redding hospital while it repairs the phone system.
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We eat bushels of fresh veggies this time of year -- love the organic produce at the Farmers Markets and our Cottonwood Holiday Market.This Ranch Dip/Dressing is much better - and more wholesome -- than the bottled versions. We go through a lot of it. The secret is the Cow Camp Garlic Season-All:
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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 — Salmon fishing continued to be excellent, and many anglers, especially those fishing with guides, were catching their limits of dime bright Chinook (2 adults and 1 ja
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Barack Obama’s considerable political capital, earned on Election Day 2008, is spent. Well spent, mind you, on the enactment of a highly ideological agenda of Obamacare, financial reform and a near trillion-dollar stimulus that will significantly transform the country. But spent nonetheless. There’s nothing l
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"Low-performing" schools list is deceptive; campaign signs should follow the law; etc.
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A smart shopper can find bargains almost anywhere, and eating your vegetables should not be a privilege for the well-off.
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With the 33rd Lions All-Star football game just over a week away, the rosters have been finalized and players report to camp on Sunday evening.
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The last two roster spots on the North team for the 33rd Lions All-Star football game have been filled.
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Foothill High’s Chase Boontjer went 3-2 at the 2010 ASICS/Vaughn Junior and Cadet National Championships in Fargo, N.D.
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Talk about a loaded class.
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Pitchers usually rule the All-Record Searchlight prep baseball team.
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We are under attack, tolerance to the evil ones only applies if you agree with their disordered beliefs. We are at war with the culture of death, if we do not fight back, we allow evil to prevail. Are you fighting back?
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North State Marketplace: July 23, 2010
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A Shasta County judge Thursday ordered a jury back into deliberations in the trial of Brian Harper, accused of a 1988 “cold case” murder.
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A Marine with roots in Redding was recently awarded the nation’s third highest combat valor award.
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Today in History: July 23, 2010
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Redding City Council candidate Russell Hunt wants to fire city management and turn many public services over to private contractors.
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After months of complaints from residents that their rural wooded neighborhood near Hayfork is being clear cut into messy marijuana camps, local officials this week conducted a multi-agency sweep geared toward cleaning up the Trinity Pines area.
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North State in Brief: July 23, 2010
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Although Crystal Creek Falls is within a half-mile of a road, Brian Rasmussen didn’t think many people visited possibly the least known of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area’s waterfalls.
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SHASTA LAKE — Weeds — the non-medicinal kind — are sprouting up throughout this city, prompting the Shasta Lake Fire Protection District to issue about 600 nuisance letters to property owners telling them to whack them down.
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With business so dependent on the housing market, it’s been a difficult few years for full-service movers.
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Redding police were unable to find a man who carried an ax through Holiday Quality Foods on Placer Street and attempted to strike a store employee with the tool today.
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John Lee Hooker Jr. is bringing his edgy Detroit blues and his whiskey-on-the-rocks voice to Dunsmuir on Saturday as part of the fifth annual Mossbrae Music Concert. He’s visiting the small town by the river after touring Tunisia, Finland and France earlier this year.
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Battle Rock is in the far northwest corner of Castle Crags State Park. It looks like an upturned thumb and can be seen above Lake Siskiyou and from Interstate 5 just south of Mount Shasta City when traveling south.
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A fire burned through tires and debris at the Iron Mountain Mine federal cleanup site west of Redding this afternoon, but didn’t spread to nearby vegetation.
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The Shasta County Marshal's Office deputies arrested a 23-year-old Redding man facing a six-year prison term for allegedly skipping out on his court appearances.
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After months of complaints from residents that their rural wooded neighborhood near Hayfork is being clear cut into messy marijuana camps, local officials this week conducted a multi-agency sweep geared toward cleaning up the Trinity Pines area.
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We are heading off to the Lake for a few days of camping, swimming, kayaking, fishing, etc..... See you in a few days....
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Emergency crews are responding to the report of a wreck on northbound Interstate 5 near Mount Shasta.
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Redding police were unable to find a man who carried an ax through Holiday Quality Foods on Placer Street and attempted to strike a store employee with the tool today.
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First 5 Shasta has awarded nearly $230,000 to oral health programs for young children in Shasta County.
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A 21-year-old Shingletown man was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of making threatening statements to a family member and sheriff's deputies.
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Here's a frankly stunning move in the pretty little Monterey County city of Pacific Grove, reported by the Monterey Herald: An initiative to limit Pacific Grove's contribution to its employee retirement pensions was enacted into law Wednesday by the City...
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Mayor Patrick Jones told me just now he "wouldn't be surprised" if the McConnell Foundation made an offer to buy the Convention Center and the Rodeo Grounds from the financially strapped city of Redding. "You know something's brewing...they have a...
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1. Kids Unlimited Summer Showcase, Rockin’ the Fundamentals 7 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Redding Convention Center. Tickets $12 and $15. Children 1 and under, free with paid adult. Call 225-4130 or visit www.reddingconventioncenter.com
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I must admit a fondness for change but it often stems from a practical need. In my work spaces I try different things usually to gain more space, have things more readily at hand and, yes, so that things look interesting. I’ve redone the kitchen work space for about the fifth time. This redesign gave me [...]
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Musician Gordy Ohliger, grew up on the family walnut farm bordering the Sacramento River, was deeply influenced by his grandfather who wrote stories, poems and songs and was a “jolly fellow.” This boy from Colusa is the subject of a PBS documentary, “Gordy Ohliger – Banjo-ologist,” an overview of his vision as a p
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There’s always a moment of trepidation when a longtime successful restaurant changes owners. Kampai Sushi, off Lake Boulevard in north Redding, apparently didn’t miss a beat when Yao (aka “Sou”) Liew took over the place last fall from Takaaki (“Randy”) and Tamaki (“Jamie”) Shinose, who opened the place in 19
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Gone are the days of Bubba Thrasher and his Landlocked Tavern. In its stead resides the new 21 Taps. Long live 2704 Hartnell Ave.
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Six weeks ago, these 140 students didn’t know a single note or a single dance step to any of the 28 songs featured in “Back 2 Basics: Rockin’ the Fundamentals.”
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Take Interstate 5 north to the Castle Crags exit at Castella. Turn left at the end of the exit and start driving west. Drive past the entrance to Castle Crags State Park and keep going. Your destination is about eight...
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FRESNO (AP) — A Greyhound bus carrying 47 people and traveling to Sacramento from Los Angeles crashed on a highway in California's Central Valley on Thursday, killing six and injuring many others.
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Homeowners - What Not To Do: Losing your home through foreclosure is a traumatic experience that usually occurs at a time when you already are facing significant financial, and even physical and psychological stress. It is understandable why some homeowners make poor choices when facing f
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Stephen Munson of Munson Realty makes a great point in his article below about "doing nothing or walking away" from your mortgage. Walking away is definitely not the answer, both from an integrity standpoint and a legal one too. For those of us in California, there are some serious implications, here's a l
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Leaving on vacation, either for a weekend or for an extended period of time can be very hectic and it is easy to forget the small, but important things which may make the difference in an average or a terrific getaway. The following checklist is provided to help you remember some of those small, b
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Today’s FDotD is a good sized 4/3 built in 1988 with a 3 car garage and an inground pool on 2 acres of pastoral Palo Cedro. Very near highly regarded Foothill High School, and lovely Cow Creek. Dang. Sounds pretty nice. We bet there’s a lot of people wishing they
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The high temperature in the Redding should hit triple digits daily through Sunday. Today's high should be 102 degrees, Friday's 103, Saturday 104 and Sunday 100, according to the National Weather Service. Monday will bring a drop to highs in the mid 90s that is expected to last throughout next week. Winds are expected to
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Amanda and Sean The young adults and youth of today have a great opportunity to live lives full of joy and happiness. God has bestowed His grace upon them (us as well), grace that will allow
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The weather has finally gotten hot enough for the annual Sunset Through the Trees running series. The collection of eight races in seven weeks kicks off Tuesday, July 27, at Lake Redding Park. The series of 4- to 6-mile races continues every Tuesday evening through September 7. It also includes the Saturd
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Alan and Jana Leard, an effervescent couple with a passion for wine, wine making and wine traditions, relocated from Southern CA with plans to bring the Vintner’s Cellar Custom Winery franchise to the north state.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are bait, jump and victim.SnareI work through the growing dusk to set and bait the traps.A dozen in all, set strategically along traditional migration paths.Simple snares really, nothing that’s going to tr
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Men - Our actions speak much louder than our words......
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If I were President Obama, I’d be seriously rethinking James Clapper’s nomination to be director of national intelligence. At the very least, I’d call him in — along with the umpty-ump other intelligence chieftains — and order up another look at the serious problems with the sprawling intell
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It’s not about respecting the police. It’s not about ideological agendas.
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The Redding Diamondbacks beat Napa 6-1 in the first round of the 2010 American Legion Area Junior District 1 Tournament in Arcata on Wednesday.
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Once again the NorCal Pirates denied the Redding Colt .45s a home victory, beating them 7-4 at Tiger Field on Wednesday.
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A Redding woman says vandals etched a swastika into her car and posted a “for sale” sign in front of her west Redding home in what police are calling a hate crime.
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Talk about making up for missed time.
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Put on notice in May by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to raise more capital, agree to be acquired by another bank, or both, Chico-based Butte Community Bank has “engaged” a Southern California firm to help it recapitalize.
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The 2010 softball season saw a youth movement as many of the area’s top players are still going to be here when 2011 comes around.
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Local officials listened Wednesday evening as Rivercrest subdivision residents aired long-standing concerns about sewage sludge odors and nearby crime.
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State water quality officials are negotiating a settlement with the owner of the former Shasta Paper Co. mill property to ensure the polluted site is cleaned up.
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North State in Brief: July 22, 2010
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RED BLUFF — An effort to get promoters of special events to pay the city for traffic enforcement failed this week, splitting a City Council grappling with a tight budget.
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Tip for the day: When driving on a suspended license with an outstanding bench warrant out for you, it’s probably not a good idea to wave down a police officer to ask for directions.
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North State Marketplace: July 22, 2010
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In a concession to the Great Recession, the Redding City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to skip an annual increase in fees and service charges.
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Today in History: July 22, 2010
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DUNSMUIR — On the surface it may look like no one’s beating down the door to join the City Council.
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Matt Perry (left) and Bill Scholl, both of Redding, install supports for artistic shade panels Wednesday in the Market Street Promenade in downtown Redding. When completed, the colorful panels will be illuminated at night and show infrared images of north state landmarks including Mt. Shasta, Whiskeytown Lake and Lassen Pe
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Our congressman wants an end to these displaced foreign travelers growing marijuana in our national forests. He's even gone so far as to introduce a resolution. H. RES. 1540 Supporting the goal of eradicating illicit marijuana cultivation on Federal lands...
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Here's a strange plot twist in the world of banking -- customers who ruin the bottom line by never running up any finances charges. They've always been around, of course. Now some credit-card banks are cracking down. From The Washington...
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Rivercrest subdivision residents may be excused for offal thoughts about the city of Redding.
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The cast of “Club Dead — The Last Resort.” Bill Collins has been involved in music, theater and film for five decades. Yet nothing has him more excited than the current performance of “Club Dead —
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A 2-year-old Olinda boy who was bitten Sunday by a baby rattlesnake is out of the hospital and continuing to heal from the venomous bite at home.
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As the north state hits triple-digit temperatures, many people turn to pools, rivers and lakes to cool off -- sometimes to deadly results. The north state has seen five deaths involving pools and natural waterways in the past two weeks, a stark reminder that water can be fatal.
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Life vest facts and tips
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How to be safe around pools
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Enterprise Training Center offers CPR classes.
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Tips for staying safe in natural bodies of water
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BloodSource and Shasta Blood Center need A+, O- and AB- blood.
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A positive attitude is highly connected to longevity and improved life satisfaction in survey after survey. It seems that those individuals who have a positive attitude live longer and experience happier lives. But a positive attitude is not just something you have; it is something you have to continually work at as you ge
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Here are swim lessons available in the Redding area.
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Officers using a stun gun arrested a Shingletown man today after neighbors said he fired a rifle multiple times in their residential area.
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A Redding woman says vandals etched a swastika into her car and posted a “for sale” sign in front of her West Redding home in what police are calling a hate crime.
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YREKA – Two Weed men have been arrested on suspicion of gang-raping an intoxicated 18-year-old woman in 2007, a spokesman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said today.
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The North Valley Rapids 16U girls fastpitch softball team went 5-1 to win the West Coast World Series Qualifier in Sacramento, CA over the weekend of July 17-18.
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Even though they mean well, some misguided individuals have illegally dumped their loved ones cremated remains in Panther Meadows and the surrounding area of Mount Shasta, not knowing that when they're discovered, they'll be removed and re-interred at considerable time and expense to the already under-budgeted Forest Servic
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A 20-year-old Redding man accused of being involved in a pair of suspected gang-related shootings last month saw his preliminary hearing postponed this morning in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Commenter P_B attacks us for "another irresponsible editorial" this morning The author made no effort to find out where this technical term originated, or whether it has ever been used in the past. I don't know P_B personally, so maybe...
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On Carl and Linda Bott's radio show just now, Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito said at this point he intends to complete his term, serving out the balance of the year. "Obviously business continues" at the District Attorney's office,...
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Before the dam at Shasta Lake was officially named, it was unofficially called Kennett Dam, McColl Dam and Coram Dam. The Kennett name was for the town of Kennett that today lies about a mile north of the dam in...
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RED BLUFF – Tip for the day. When driving on a suspended license and having an outstanding bench warrant out for you, it’s probably not a good idea to wave down a police officer to ask for directions.
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Reads the headline above this Anderson Valley Post story reprinted on the Corrections.com web site. Excerpt: Hispanic-based gangs, motorcycle gangs and prison gangs have set their sights on Shasta County, multiple sources confirm. "This is an untouched area for gangs,"...
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If Richard Bay is giving you accolades as a great parent, or gushing about how you are bright and articulate; or even admits the child should and wants to be with you. Do not relax, this appears to be a kiss of death for your relationship with your child. It appears some sort of diversion to make Bay appear fair and objecti
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Redding residents will see sunny skies today and a high temperature near 97 degrees, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. But the weather will heat up Thursday through Saturday. Thursday’s high temperature is expected to top out around 103 degrees, while the thermometer should rise by one degree
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The “North State for Haiti” team should have known we were out of our element the minute we turned the corner into the waiting area at Miami International Airport to board our flight to Port-au-Prince. The boar
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The organizer of a music, yoga and agriculture festival digs the event’s new digs in Shasta County near Manton.
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Dear Lynne: Can you refreeze partially defrosted meat? And should I buy meat and chicken that's labeled "previously frozen"? Question one comes from the two steaks I bought, not realizing one was partially frozen. I cooked one and put the partially frozen steak in the freezer. Question two arises because my market has a
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Credit card fraud is a serious problem. But race card fraud is an even bigger problem.
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I have this complicated relationship with C-130s. Yes, I am talking about a military aircraft. Many things have changed in the military since I was a girl, but one thing remains the same: The C-130 is still the military aircraft used by the United States Air Force to transport troops, to deployment and home again.
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Just a typical foreign tourist visiting California, Gauldry Almonte-Hernandez must have spent a day at the San Diego Zoo and taken in the Venice Boardwalk, then driven up foggy, twisty and beautiful Highway 1 to take in the sights of San Francisco. After shopping in Chinatown, dining in North Beach and admiring the stree
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Just thought y'all should know The Washington Post squeezed that into a story. The context: It's not only the number of buildings that suggests the size and cost of this expansion, it's also what is inside: banks of television monitors....
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The NorCal Pirates had 12 hits and took advantage of six errors to seize a 7-1 victory over the Redding Colt .45s at Tiger Field Tuesday evening.
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The 33rd annual Lions All-Star Game is set for July 31 at Enterprise High School and more often than not, the game provides some incredible plays and unforgettable moments.
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Kurt Kitayama of Chico won the Sam Baskins Memorial Junior golf tournament at Gold Hills Golf Club on Tuesday.
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North State Marketplace: July 21, 2010
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North State in Brief: July 21, 2010
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Lily Morales’ mother struggles to talk about her daughter as if she’s really gone.
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California Highway Patrol investigators have asked the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office to file charges against a Redding motorcycle shop owner accusing him of running a chop shop for an outlaw motorcycle gang.
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Today in History: July 20, 2010
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A street minister with a no-frills agenda has entered the increasingly crowded contest for three Redding City Council seats on Nov. 2.
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A Tehama County corrections officer and his girlfriend have been charged with overbilling the county’s welfare system by $11,313 in a rental property scheme.
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Redding will not join a small but growing group of California cities looking to shore up faltering budgets by taxing marijuana.
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It's been hot here, over 100/38 every day for a week and another week just like it ahead of us. How hot is it here? It has to get over 110/42 before they call a severe heat advisory. So at the end of a long hot day - it's after 9 PM and it's 88/31 - I don't want to turn the stove on.I remembered I have some
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A 3-2 Redding City Council majority this evening essentially rejected a concession from the city’s two police unions designed to postpone layoff of four police officers.
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This story on environmentalists' campaign to create a new national conservation area at Snow Mountain, in the Coast Range, shows that the environmentalists pushing the concept really have their work cut out for them: [The California Wilderness Coalition's Ryan] Henson...
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And some people hereabouts thought Mike Warren was overpaid... Welcome to Bell, a tiny, largely Hispanic enclave of Los Angeles, where the city manager pulls down nearly $800,000 a year and members of the part-time city council make $100,000 per...
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                          As the temperature rises, so does the cost of cooling your home, especially if you use an air conditioner. Obviously, the best way to keep your home cool during
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In El Dorado County, rural residents fed up with 20th-century Internet options are taking action, the Bee reports: Now, the Camino Fiber Network Cooperative is trying to bring ultra-high-speed fiber-optic Internet service to the central part of El Dorado County....
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Switching to an organic food lifestyle can be a difficult task. Organic foods tend to cost more, they are often not as accessible, and when placed beside similar products, it is often easier to choose more traditional, recognizable food products. But local farms are making the effort to ease the switch to organic by offerin
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California Highway Patrol investigators have asked the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office to file charges on a Redding motorcycle shop owner accusing him of running a chop shop for an outlaw motorcycle gang.
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CNN reports on the trend here. When I talked with RS Editor Silas Lyons on the radio a while back he said he thought there would be a "technological fix" to the issue that wouldn't require monitoring or self-policing of...
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Fellow blogger Bruce Ross' hilarious post this morning about a Forest Service press release that euphemistically called an illegal alien caught in a pot raid a "displaced foreign traveler" was picked up by the hugely popular and influential Drudge...
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Girls Inc. of Northern Sacramento Valley is looking for program facilitators for the coming school year, and needs applications submitted by July 31. After that, an interview process will begin.  The job is paid,
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Macchia Winery to Appear at Grand Opening of Market Street Wines
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The Weaverville Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is holding its annual fundraising banquet THIS SATURDAY, July 24, beginning at 5:00 pm in Johnson's Steakhouse at the Trinity Alps Golf Course in Weaverville, CA. You're invited to this night of great fun, great food, and raffles and auctions whose proceeds benefit waterfowl and t
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors this morning approved an ordinance requiring public utilities file for a use permit when planning high voltage power lines in the county.
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A Tehama County corrections officer and his girlfriend have been charged with overbilling the county’s welfare system by $11,313 in a rental property scheme.
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I have not had a chance to read The Washington Post's epic package National Security Inc., but I was refered to the map. Zoom in on my own hometown of Redding, and you see that we're far from the center...
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In the Forest Service's news release about the recent string of marijuana busts, I discovered a term of art I'd never encountered before: During the raid, a U.S. Forest Service K-9 team located Gauldry Almonte-Hernandez, a displaced foreign traveler from...
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A 22-year-old Burney woman remains in critical condition this morning after a Sunday car wreck that left her trapped, upside down, inside her mangled sedan on Interstate 5 in south Redding.
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Churntown was one of Shasta County's original 1849 gold mining camps. It was located less than a mile southwest of Summit City beside Churn Creek. The creek was named for the ruts or "churns" formed in its bedrocks that resembled...
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On Solar, but not with solar. It must have been a flurry of economic activity in the mid 60′s, when they started building the Starview Estates neighborhood. All the streets are named with a nod to the Space Age, but the homes they built there are anything but. Economical and
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It’s been a busy month so far in the efforts to eradicate illegal marijuana gardens in the north state's backcountry.
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Shasta Association of Realtors President Joyce Middleton said in today's story on June home sales that a house priced above $300,000 probably needs to be in Cadillac condition if the seller doesn't want it to languish on the market. Or the house needs to be an extraordinary deal. In an e-mail titled "Anot
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That's the headline on this New York Times piece on Maywood, California. Here's an excerpt: "We don't want to be the model for other cities to lay off their employees," said Magdalena Prado, a spokeswoman for the city who works...
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From Shasta Voices' July newsletter. The group clearly has a political agenda but in this instance Mary Machado has explained the City of Redding's employee retirement programs with a maximum of facts and a minimum of 'tude....
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I was looking for some information about the long vanished Golden Eagle Hotel in Redding when I stumbled upon a Business Directory for Redding from 1904 at a Genealogical Site. Looking through the list of the businesses from 106 yea
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I have given thought to controlling my buying habits. I’ve done well in some areas and in others, not so well. I don’t buy many things I don’t really need at the thrift stores anymore. It’s part of my current work to buy really cute things. If they are vintage and I can sell the [...]
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It’s going to be another hot and sunny day today in Redding. Today’s high temperature should be near 102 degrees, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. And it’s not going to get any much cooler throughout the week. Although Wednesday’s high should be near 99 degrees, the high is expected to
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She considered in an affliction.The boys would come to call, and while she loved the attention, she could never just accept their sweaty fumblings on her porch on warm evenings, bugs swarming over the single-bulb light her father insisted stay on when callers were present.Many had tried, but everyone failed. She
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Cottonwood singer-songwriter Diana Wallis and her husband Wally are finalists in the Next Wedding Song Contest. Diana and Wally are terrific writers, engaging performers and good-hearted souls. You can help them out -- together they are The Pine Dogz -- by casting a vote (or two or three) on the contest
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Last week I sat down with Redding Police Chief Peter Hansen to discuss the June flare-up in gang-related crimes. In last Tuesday’s
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Letters: Councilor shouldn't stick up for tax cheat; chasing criminals is a young person's game.
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Racial and religious discrimination in housing has been illegal in California since the early 1960s, when the Rumford Fair Housing Act passed. Subsequent laws banned discrimination in sales, rentals and employment on grounds of gender, national origin, sexual orientation and marital status. But those laws just might not
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For Shasta County officials and local property owners who’d like their voice heard before a utility strings up new high-voltage power lines — sometimes literally through their own backyards — the allure of a local ordinance and permitting process is obvious.
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See who was at what event this past weekend.
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When we were first dating, my husband invited me to a concert. Not just any concert, but one that would change, if not my life, my taste in music and men.
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A feisty 2-year-old Olinda boy who was bitten on the shin by a baby rattlesnake Sunday is expected to make a full recovery and should be released from the hospital soon.
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Tehama County Sheriff Clay Parker has successfully lobbied against having a notorious convicted killer paroled to the north state.
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North State in Brief: July 20, 2010
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North State Marketplace: July 20, 2010
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Home sales in Shasta County in June increased for the fifth straight month.
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About 150 people gathered at Monday to participate in National Hug Your Kids Day in downtown Red Bluff.
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The Market Street Promenade art installation in downtown Redding is nearing completion.
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A Redding chiropractor lost his bid Monday for a Shasta County Superior Court judge to dismiss two felony sex crime counts against him.
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Wooden tokens are being swapped for peaches, strawberries, cucumbers, onions and more at Redding Certified Farmers Market this summer. The new program brings nutritious food to low-income families and boosts the financial health of local farmers.
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An 11-year-old Shasta County girl who drowned Sunday evening in Clear Creek west of Redding was identified Monday by the Shasta County coroner’s office as Lily Morales.
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A feisty 2-year-old Olinda boy who was bitten on the shin by a baby rattlesnake on Sunday is expected to make a full recovery and should soon be released from the hospital.
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An angry reader points to a Denver federal court ruling that invalidated the "Stolen Valor Act" -- on the curious grounds that the First Amendment includes the right to lie. Who knew? But an ACLU lawyer explains the principle at...
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The universe of people who care about this particular issue is probably pretty small -- Ray Hennemann, his friends in the Shasta County Democratic Party and me -- but for the record it turns out Assemblyman Jim Nielsen will run...
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"At this point in time, I care more about gay unemployment than I care about gay marriage." That's Nathan Mintz, the GOP candidate in the 53th Assembly District, in Southern California, an engineer and founder of the South Bay Tea...
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Tehama County Sheriff Clay Parker has successfully lobbied against having a notorious convicted killer from being paroled in the north state.
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What's to become of the (as of July 1st) former Redding Convention and Visitors Bureau? The distinctive mid-Eighties-vintage concrete building with its metal roof is one of my favorite Nichols, Melburg jobs. It manages to reflect both the Monolith...
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The Redding area will be treated to two evenings of vocal music featuring the area's best young musical talent. Two concerts held in early August will showcase students participating in this summer's Shasta Vocal Institute, a project of the Shasta College Division of Arts, Communications & Social Sciences. Solo opera
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Did you know that Le Brun means “the brown one” in French? Today’s FDotD isn’t brown, but it is an inexpensive 2/1 on the east side of Redding. According to records, it was built in 1950 and is 752 sq ft. It is apparently the unwanted asset of
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A Redding chiropractor lost his bid today to have two felony sex crime counts against him dismissed by a Shasta County Superior Court judge.
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RED BLUFF - A pleasure boat struck Sunday a concrete bridge piling on the Sacramento River near the Red Bluff Elk's Lodge, causing an estimated $4,000 in damage to the vessel.
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It was perhaps inevitable. The Wall Street Journal reports on this tectonic shift here. Lots and lots of implications....
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A Tehama County corrections officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after he was charged with welfare fraud.
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I did not know that Bob's Red Mill -- in a literal sense the parent company of Moore's Flour Mill in Redding -- had also started in Redding, back in the 1970s, before moving north to the Portland area. The...
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According to this San Jose Mercury story, eight DAs across the state have gotten the boot by the voters, "a striking change in the political status quo." Here's the paragraph on our own Jerry Benito: Incumbents in several counties also...
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Wow, Salt Creek sure is a popular named creek with even more than I knew of! The only two I have information on are the two listed in my previous blog. To Confused: I have no information on the Oasis...
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Pull up Redding on Google Maps. Then activate "videos" from the pull-down menu. I was thinking - nay, hoping - to find a short promo for our $40-plus million Stillwater Business Park. Nope. Nada. Zip. Instead, there's a promo for...
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Here at ReallyRedding, I sometimes have lovely local images to share, or perhaps some amusing or topical observation. But then today, I find myself posting a picture of a bug I took yesterday. Well, it was a rilly inneresting bug, I tell ya. Days like today, I have some sympathy for the local paid bloggers, lookin
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Is Judge Eaton's old house on West Street haunted? Some folks in Whitmore apparently want to find out. Joyce Morrow, docent of the Behrens-Eaton Museum on Butte Street in west Redding, shared a letter she recently received from the founders...
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RED BLUFF - Police are investigating the Sunday morning shooting death of a 31-year-old Red Bluff man.
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The hot weather will continue throughout the week with today’s high temperature in Redding expected to be near 102 degrees, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Tuesday’s high temperature should be near 101 degrees, while Wednesday’s high will be around 99. The forecast for Thursday calls for
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My bathroom is full of all kinds of skincare products, but when I’m looking for more natural ways to make my face glow, I just open my fridge. Turns out, certain foods can make your complexion clearer, more radiant, and even more resilient to sun damage. Read on for foods that beauty gurus can’t live
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Rich, minty, sagey and earthy pine fragrances waft around you as you walk through Nancy and David Schleiger’s 2 acre plus, close to 26 year old garden. Beneath the sheltering canopies of stately old oaks and black walnuts, native
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State Route 36 spans 249 miles from the redwood trees of Humboldt County to Lassen County’s high desert. The extraordinarily scenic, mostly two-lane highway covers some of the most remote territory in all of California. It also serves figuratively and literally as Main Street in Red Bluff, Chester and Susanvil
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Admantha Lizaire is a pretty typical twenty-something. She enjoys watching music videos and has plans to return to school soon to study cosmetology. But on January 12 at 9:53 p.m., she was descending the stairs from the third floor of her home in Port-au-Prince, when her world changed forever.
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A few years ago, I tried to make beer-can chicken. The recipe called for balancing a whole chicken on a half-empty can of beer, then grilling it over indirect heat. The steam generated from the beer was su
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I called the vet and was told Coquette was a bit woozy but ready to come home. I went back into Redding and retrieved her and left another considerable amount of money.She had a foxtail in her vagina. The vet tech told me they have had LOTS of foxtail cases - last week they had a male cat with a foxtail in his
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A political drumbeat has begun across America. This drumbeat is accompanied by the age-old chant, “Throw the bums out.” To the disappointed and disillusioned this chant has great appeal, as it has always had in difficult times. We are in difficult economic times now. Many cannot judge the different solutions
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It won’t make a noticeable dent in the trillion-dollar federal deficit or improve the mood of off-roaders who feel new policies are shutting them out of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, but a bill sponsored by Rep. Wally Herger that last week landed on President Obama’s desk is a small step forward for eff
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East Redding Little League’s 11-year-old all-stars lost to Central Chico by a score of 11-7 on Saturday at the sectional tournament in Red Bluff.
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Bobby O’Neill struck out seven batters and Josh Corson homered twice as the Redding Colt. 45s completed a three-game sweep over the Southern Oregon Riverdawgs, winning 13-4 at Tiger Field on Sunday.
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A 2-year-old boy was taken Saturday morning to a Redding hospital after he was bitten on the shin by a baby rattlesnake in the Olinda area.
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Today in History: June 19, 2010
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The RABA board today will consider putting more money into a campaign to improve the bus system’s image.
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Normally I'd be in bed by now but as you can see, I am awake and expect to be for several more hours.About 9:10 PM Coquette came in, quite distressed, growling, trying to clean her bottom and really shrieking and screaming. I tried to have a look and of course she threatened to remove my lungs through my nose, s
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NATURAL BORN PEST KILLERS Home Remedies for Pest Control By Eric Vinje, Planet Natural Not everybody likes cucumbers. You may be interested to learn that ants hate cucumbers, especially cucumber peels. You'll especially appreciate that fact if you want...
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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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