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August 13th, 2010

Now here's an interesting wrinkle. A report to the Redding City Council about the medical-marijuana ordinance says the city has 18 permitted and operating. It also was reported today that the city collected $4,860 in sales-tax revenues from its co-ops,...
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On the Redding Peace Officers' Association's always-interesting Facebook page, the union gets the jump on the Chamber of Commerce's plan to conduct a study of pay and benefits at comparable NorCal cities, supplying this chart with the pay for top-step...
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Alyssa Snow and Darren Gurney, both of Anderson, were married June 26, 2010, at the Riverview Restaurant and Event center in Anderson. Don Smith officiated. The bride is the daughter of Kimberly Snow and Tom Osterday of Weaverville and the late Duane Snow. She is a 2006 graduate of Trinity High School in Weaverville and
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Louis and Bobbie Clester celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 17, 2010, at a no-host dinner at Dry Creek Station. The Clesters were married June 17, 1950, in Susanville.
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I've always been fascinated with his "Blizzard" middle name. Was he born during a blizzard? Or? Hopefully I'll find the answer someday. If anyone knows, please share the information. Jeremiah settled on the east side of the McCloud River at...
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Snapped at around 11 a.m. over my house. Here are the details on this huge craft....
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The winner is "sllyon" who guessed the sign correctly as the one on the historic Battle Creek Bridge. Three cheers for our winner!!! Sllyon wins a $10 gift certificate and a winner's certificate from River City Java. Congratulations! Thank you...
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A 15-year-old Shingletown girl who authorities feared might have been abducted was found this afternoon at the Redding Walmart store. And, sheriff’s deputies said, the girl was not kidnapped as originally reported.
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A Redding School District librarian accused of embezzlement and theft from a parent club and school has be
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Frank and I will be leaving this afternoon for Sebastopol. We are going to join up with old friends, some we have not seen for decades. This will be an amazing and a moving experience. It has been dubbed Geezerpalooza. Ready set go. I’ll be back Monday.
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Father J.B. was visiting from Africa -Kenya,  and I sincerely enjoyed our brief visit. Father comes to America each year to relieve a local priest for his vacation and visit w
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A motorist drove into the side of a building in east central Redding early this afternoon.
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A logging truck has reportedly overturned on Highway 89 at Clark Creek Road near Burney Falls northeast of Burney.
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FHA just announced a new loan program for homeowners that owe more than the current market value for their home. In less than a month, the FHA Short Refinance program will enable some borrowers who owe more than the current market value of their home to qualify for a new FHA insued mortgage. Here are some important poi
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It is extremely clear what the duty of the court is when it comes to child custody, it is spelled out in the law, however our court officials have set the system up in such a way as to serve themselves and contrary to code section 3011.
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10U Redding Rebels take home first place trophy!
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Burney Senior Macloud Luntey builds and races a destruction derby car for his senior class project.
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Prepare to be entertained; Andrew Heller is performing at the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center August 21st!
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Buy, sell, and trade musical instruments, equipment, and memorabilia while enjoying the "roulette jam" all day in beautiful downtown Mt. Shasta.
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A new foundation that will continue what Make A Wish has begun.
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And then we are going to eat your babies, rape your dogs and burrow under your house while you sleep! GTFOH! Really?  I could ROFL just thinking about the people hanging from the rafters, laughing hysterically, eyes flicking wildly as they try to serve our breakfast, ring a sale or stamp our
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Six girls from the Redding/Cottonwood area to travel to Germany for the World Showdance Competition, the Olympics of Dance.
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Fire crews are reporting progress on fighting flames at a mobile home in Johnson Park.
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This sad story of the death of Amelia Kuschinsky took place on the ranch of pioneer Augustus Stiller near Ono in 1860.
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Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs seeks meal delivery drivers and a project coordinator.
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Swirls of black and browns slice through blues and reds. Blackened birds fly against a brilliant red and orange background. Such dynamic paintings are among the artwork to be featured in Haven Art Studios' second show, "Tribute to the Oil Spills." It features artwork inspired by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf
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Where is this historic plaque located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you're the first person to guess where this historic plaque is located, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java plus an award...
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Where is this historic plaque located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you're the first person to guess where this historic plaque is located, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java plus an award...
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Today’s FDotD seems to deliver a lot for the money. A 1981 3/2 of about 1768 sq ft with a 2 car garage and a fireplace. We recall it showed up in the MLS just a few days ago as a Short Sale(?). Guess that didn’t work out, shall we say. Looking back to ’07 we see i
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Notice the title says “photographing,” and not “photographs of” the annual Perseid Meteor shower. Well, I may have gotten one shot of a small one. No matter. It was a beautiful night for stargazing. I only went into
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There's a darling new arrival on Hilltop Drive -- Miss Bella's Boutique -- next to Wrap-N-Pack. It's chock full of goodies -- beautifully crafted new items (fairy wings! soft little
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Shaasta County Average home prices - click to enlarge I charted numbers from the local MLS to get the average home price for every home sold in Shasta County in six month intervals since 2000. Yo
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Expect mild mornings and seasonably hot afternoons in the northern Sacramento Valley today through Sunday followed by even warmer temperatures early next week. Temperatures in Redding today should peak around 98 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The average high in Redding on this date is 97 deg
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REDDING - Contemporary Wintu artist Frank LaPena and his works will be featured in an artist’s lecture at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 1) at Shasta College. Born in San Francisco of Asian and Indian parents, LaPena spent his early youth in government-run Indian boarding schools and was later placed
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The song came up on Pandora|One, with such richness of sound."Little Lion Man," by Mumford & Sons.The folk-rock band was formed in London back in 2007 and features Marcus Mumford, "Country" Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane. Each plays a variety of instruments, which greatly enhances their sound.
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Have a nickel to spare for the arts? The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is hoping you might, as the James Irvine Foundation – one of California’s biggest philanthropic organizations – has agreed to match donations to Shasta Regional Community Foundation for the arts, up to $150,000. The Shasta
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The Zeppelin Eureka (photo by Jon Lewis). Redding is not suddenly hosting the World Series or big-time bowl game, but there’s an airship cruising our skies nonetheless. Do
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Many artists dream of being nationally known and collected, but collage artist and painter D’Ann Bourne is on her way to accomplishing that. D’Ann is a member of the Shasta County Arts Council and North Valley Art League in Redding and the Highland Gallery in Weaverville. She is a regular exhibitor at 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 KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen — A lot of salmon and steelhead have been entering the river and fishing has been very good for both species most days. Some Chinook are being caught by the mouth on spi
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A place is made sacred by a widespread belief that it was visited by the miraculous or the transcendent (Lourdes, the Temple Mount), by the presence there once of great nobility and sacrifice (Gettysburg), or by the blood of martyrs and the indescribable suffering of the innocent (Auschwitz).
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Redding’s bitter city politics have come to this: The Redding Area Bus Authority is now a forum for high intrigue.
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Redding police captured a wanted 31-year-old Mountain Gate robbery suspect they say they found hiding in a closet Wednesday inside a Lake Boulevard home.
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North State in Brief: Aug. 13, 2010
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A sedan caught fire early Thursday inside an auto bay behind the former Miller Auto Center on California Street, sending heavy black smoke into the skies over downtown Redding and causing $100,000 damage.
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A Shasta County man was one of two people killed Wednesday in an airplane crash south of Burns, Ore.
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CORNING — Tehama County may be missing the boat by not using Lassen Volcanic National Park and Manton to persuade visitors to stick around awhile and spend some money, a consultant said Thursday.
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With near constant rain and Lake Shasta filling to the brim, it might have been hard last winter and spring for Redding residents to believe that their neighbors to the north and east received very little rainfall.
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Today in History: Aug. 13, 2010
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Several local high school baseball coaches said Thursday they welcome manufacturing changes in aluminum bats to make them safer on the playing field, but they question the timing and cost.
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New foreclosure filings in Shasta County in July were up over June, but down from a year ago, mirroring nationwide numbers released Thursday by RealtyTrac.
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Richard and Denise Morey apparently won’t have to pay off bills dating back 27 years.
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“I wouldn’t go down there, there’s really serious rapids.”
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North State Marketplace: Aug. 13, 2010
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The new high school year gets under way on Monday and football programs have been busy with two-a-day practices the past week.
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Attention home-buyers! If you're currently in escrow on a home...read this quick list and DO NOT do these things before your home loan is funded. You would be surprised how many buyers go in contract on a house that ends up falling through because they went out and made some crazy moves that eventually held t
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I hate to call people liars, so I won't call Ken Murray one. But he was awfully selective in his memory on Carl and Linda Bott's show this morning when a caller asked him about Stillwater Business Park. Here's the...
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Traffic had slowed on northbound Interstate 5 this afternoon just south of the Red Bluff Rest Area due to a two- or three-car pileup.
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Police were responding this afternoon to the report of a man wielding a knife at a South Redding mobile home park.
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On KCNR1460 this morning, once and future city councilor Ken Murray essentially said he had nothing - as in zero, zip, nada - to do with Stillwater Business Park. He's either trying to reinvent or run from his record. At...
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Richard and Denise Morey apparently won’t have to pay off bills dating back 27 years. Richard Morey said he received a letter today from a Shasta County official explaining the couple will not have to repay alleged cash aid overpayments dating back to 1983.
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An Anderson police officer accused of raping a woman he was transporting to Shasta County jail after her arrest may learn next month when he's to stand trial.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) — A state appellate court has denied Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's request to proceed with another round of furloughs.
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Architect, horse owner and breeder Sam Cannell, 73, of Anderson has died in a plane crash near Burns, Ore., Wednesday. Cannell and his friend Frank "Scoop" Vessels, 58, a prominent California race horse breeder, both died as the twin-engine plane they were flying went down around 9 a.m. ...
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That's the congressman's message in a letter to the undersecretary of agriculture who oversees U.S. Forest Service. Read the whole thing, but here's a fair point that's worth repeating: My Northern California constituents have long been told that a recreation-based...
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I spent all day running around Anderson, with pointers from several local fingers along the way!  I found myself ditzing through the Anderson River Park again, mostly because the local park is usually a chance to get a look at the local people and get a feel for the local "personality" as well.  As
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A Shasta County man was one of two people killed Wednesday in an airplane crash south of Burns, Ore.
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A federal judge has ruled that gay marriages in California should remain on hold until at least Aug. 18.
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It was located about four miles up the McCloud River beyond where the Baird U. S. Fish Hatchery was located. It was established in 1872 beside Crooks Creek which was later renamed Green's Creek for the hatchery superintendent Myron Green....
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Redding police say they captured a wanted 31-year-old Mountain Gate robber who had hidden in a closet on Wednesday inside a Lake Boulevard home.
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Crazy days as school gets ready to begin. Here's another great senior from the last few weeks. We shot about 60 senior portrait sessions in July so bear with us as we get everyone online or check out our facebook page to see them sooner ;) Have you booked your senior pi
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1. MarketFest 2010 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 26, Library Park, downtown Redding. Today: Hard Luck 3. Future shows include: Karen Lovely, Aug. 19; Los Pinguos, Aug. 26. Go to www.vivadowntownredding.org
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California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a trucker fight along Interstate 5 this morning that initially was reported as a stabbing resulting from road rage.
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Jen Speigle’s first serious art class was in 1995 at the Academy of Art University. She didn't have a clear conception of what her major would be but decided to study illustration because the curriculum was rigorous and allowed her to explore every medium. Illustration honed Spiegle, a full-time web developer, on her firs
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“You don’t expect this at a gas station.” That’s Spencer Tang, describing his four-month-old From the Hearth Café, located behind the Valero station at Churn Creek and Highway 299. Walk into the café and you’ll find its ambience and food reminiscent of a café you might find in Berkeley.
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It's been all downhill since late 2005 according to this chart and the explanation on Skip Murphy's blog here. Be interesting to see a similar chart of the city of Redding's general fund revenues....
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Some days the local REO (bank and government owned) inventory of homes for sale does not appear to have any deals worthy of the FDotD title. Sorry. Of the 222 REOs we see for sale today, the average asking pr
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When photographer Sean Arbabi arrives in Red Bluff on Friday, he still has work to do before the Images from a Glass Eye International Juried Photography Show opens at 5 p.m. at The Big Picture, 857 Washington St.
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The Chico News & Review's cover story this week is a provocative piece asking whether charter schools in Butte County amount to "the new segregation," providing an avenue for middle-class white families to escape public schools and leaving the poor,...
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• It’s an Anniversary • The More the Merrier • Taste for Less • Celebrate Summer • When in Medford
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Robert Speer in the CN&R: Did you see the story last week in the Sacramento Bee about the Los Angeles city councilman who was arrested because he lived outside his district? Richard Alarcón, a former state senator and assemblyman, faces...
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Redding's reprieve from summer heat should melt away this weekend, with high temperatures returning to triple digits.
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The City of Redding has been handed a solid-bronze mystery - a weathered plaque unearthed miles from the city limits. The bronze plaque was given to Mayor Patrick Jones and the City this w
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TONIGHT IS THE WEEKLY MEETING OF CPPA SHASTA COUNTY 2515 PARK MARINA DRIVE SUITE 203 AT 7:00 PMWE WILL BE HANDING OUT INFORMATION PACKETS AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW AND WHERE TO FILE COMPLAINTS AGAINST MEDIATORS, JUDGES, ATTORNEYS, THERAPISTS ETC.
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I mentioned this graph yesterday. It shows local Real Estate Sales Volume from the Shasta MLS over the last 12 years, divided into 6 month segments. It's the pure dollar amount of local real estate sales from each 6 month period. You can click on the graph to enlarge it, but even reduced, the 2005 bubble peak is readily
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A sedan caught fire early Thursday morning inside an auto bay behind the former Miller Auto Center on California Street, sending heavy black smoke into the skies over downtown Redding and causing $100,000 in damage.
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HawkMan Studios is proud to help introduce the Articipate campaign of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. ARTicipate is a call to action in Shasta and Siskiyou counties to stand for the greater good and vi
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Construction on the new Redding School of the Arts campus is underway. During a media event held this morning at the McConnell Foundation, Foundation president and CEO L
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Redding swimmer Rachel Wasko came in fifth Wednesday in the 200-meter breaststroke in the girls 13-14 age group with a time of 2 minutes, 48.42 seconds at the USA Swimming Western Zones swim meet in San Jose.
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TRINITY PINES — A multiagency task force is continuing to crack down on illegal land use and other environmental and code violation problems in the Trinity Pines area near Hayfork.
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Redding was one of 223 areas in the United States where personal income declined in 2009.
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A Redding pharmacy was robbed Tuesday night, and police say the robber made off with an undisclosed number of OxyContin pills.
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A Redding School District librarian accused of embezzling and stealing from a school and parent club has not been placed on leave, an administration official said Wednesday.
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About two dozen people living in a homeless camp where a man was stabbed to death earlier this month were told Wednesday morning they have a week to pick up their belongings and move along.
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Last Thursday, veterans from every corner of California came to the Capitol in Sacramento to represent the 7 million veterans, dependents and widows, who amount to over 27 percent of California’s adult population and voting base.
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Living under the seemingly all-seeing eye of the Information Age can be chilling.
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America’s war veterans risked their skins at Juno Beach, Khe Sanh and Fallujah. All we have to do to honor them is drive to the Redding Convention Center.
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Elena Kagan, no surprise, did not live up to the Kagan standard of openness in answering questions during her confirmation hearing. Mitch McConnell did not live up to the McConnell standard of deference in voting against her.
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North state in brief: Aug. 12, 2010
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Ten candidates have qualified to run for three Redding City Council seats up for grabs Nov. 2.
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Today in History: Aug. 12, 2010
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North State Marketplace: Aug. 12, 2010
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A Shasta Lake man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two felony child abuse-endangerment charges stemming from the July 18 drowning of his 11-year-old daughter in a rafting accident on Clear Creek.
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Shasta Lake's John Lee Morales, 50, was charged with two counts of felony child endangerment today following the tragic death of his 11-year-old daughter in a rafting accident on July 18. While Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko and District Attorney Jerry Benito held a press conference to announce the charges, Morales plead
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Well, that won't be determined until Monday's meeting of the Redding Area Bus Authority board, but here's what looks like a not-so-subtle political power play. Board Member Dick Dickerson has served as RABA's representative on the Governing Board of the...
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Campylobacteriosis, a diarrheal illness, is caused by consuming raw or undercooked poultry, drinking unpasteurized milk or contaminated water and cross-contamination of food surfaces or cutting boards when preparing food. Even one drop of juice from raw chicken meat can infect a person.
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BloodSource announced this week it is in need of a A- and B- donors as well as all blood types. Shasta Blood Center needs 0-.
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Uwe Zambrano (pronounced Oova) has learned a few things about hip replacement surgery. After all, he has had three. The first, in 1999, was a posterior approach to replace the hip on his left side. Three years later the surgery had to be repeated due to a manufacturer recall.
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Vacations are good for us. They help us recover from stress, both mental and physical. They help us refresh our perspective. They help us reconnect both to ourselves and our loved ones. Whether you are working or retired, vacations are an important aspect of life because they help us stay in touch with what is (or should b
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Firefighters early Wednesday night contained a one-acre grass fire near Paso Robles Avenue and Portrero Drive in east Redding.
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We've pretty closely followed the development of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest's "travel management plan" -- which left a lot of unhappy recreationists and led to a lawsuit by Shasta County. I've not, however, managed to keep track of the Klamath...
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A Redding pharmacy was robbed Tuesday night, the robber making off with an undisclosed number of Oxycontin pills.
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Kent Dagg suggests a very good reason to swing by the Redding Convention Center tomorrow between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (UPDATE: In hindsight, it was not clear earlier that this is for the veterans chapel out in Igo, NOT...
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Some of the commenters on Scott Mobley's story are taking to task Larry Whalen, who complained about his neighbor mowing dried weeds on city property. All questions of permits and politeness aside, if it was indeed a hot, low-humidity afternoon...
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About two dozen people living in a homeless camp where a man was stabbed to death earlier this month were told this morning they have a week to pick up their things and move along.
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It's located far off the beaten path in a very beautiful area of the McCloud River about eight miles above the junction of the McCloud and Pit Rivers. It was established in 1904 as an exclusive private fishing club, which...
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The Record Searchlight is set to cover this afternoon's press conference by the Shasta County District Attorney's Office with live video on Redding.com.
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You might need a loan to try to eat your fruits and vegetables. Here's the article...
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Why and how is it that now my "Machine" can demand my attention?  "Clean" is all the letters next to the blinking light proclaim, but in my mind it might as well be saying, "Get off yo lazy azz and clean up something around here, why you always got to let everything go? You need to be paying more attention
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Cheech & Chong at the Redding Convention Center Sept. 24. Is it just me -- don't these prices seem high, too? $125 to $283? Maybe that's what "displaced foreign travelers" can afford this time of year. Or perhaps it's a...
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A Shasta Lake man pleaded not guilty this afternoon to two felony child abuse charges stemming from the July 18 drowning of his 11-year-old daughter in a rafting accident on Clear Creek.
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Wow, the weather has been so nice this week! With our 14 hour days right now, having nice weather is making these outdoor sessions much nicer! Here is a recent Anderson High Senior portrait session with his football gear. What are your hobbies? Props can show off who you are your senior year so think about how you want to b
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My wonderful Soft Boy benefactor/buyer has come up with another really, really cool request. I am to create a Devo doll dressed in Whip It fashion with goggles and all. I will be on the hunt for materials with which to build the dome. I’ve picked up some semi goggles but will keep my eye [...]
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Local home sale sales have been steady in the roughly 160-170 per month range for several months now. This looks like the new normal. Just like similar posts you've seen here before, this data is just local home sales from an area extending from Whiskeytown to Shingletown, and Lakehead to Lake California. Our loca
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Redding residents can expect sunny skies today with a high temperature near 90 degrees, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. But then it’s going to start to heat up. The forecast for Thursday calls for sunny skies and a high near 96 degrees, while Friday’s high should be near 99. The high for S
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From the Chico paper: LAKEPORT -- A man suspected of operating an unlicensed paving company that may have bilked consumers in Butte County has been transferred by authorities from Oklahoma to face charges in Lake County. Richard John Williams, 65,...
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RED BLUFF – A 21-year-old Red Bluff woman was in St. Elizabeth Community Hospital here this morning after police said she was stabbed in the abdomen during an altercation near the Pink Flamingo Tattoo Parlor.
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Bruce memorializes Patrick Jones' rant about those fancy lanterns (see rendering below) on the new Cypress bridge (estimated cost: now $1.5 million). Blogged about this back in January (no doubt after a chat with Jones). Loved Mary Stegall's comment and...
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We have one last weekend before school starts, and – hooray – the national parks are offering free admission. That’s right, there will be no entrance fee at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area or Lassen Volcanic National Park this Saturday and Sunday, August 14 and 15. Some national parks (Yosemite
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are joke, leverage and remedy.ClippedChrist, it feels like I should wear one of those nametags they give you at some 12 Step meeting, along with the shitty cup of lukewarm coffee in Styrofoam cups and the day-old donuts
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North state photographers and friends will get to see which pictures made the final cut for the 2010 Images from a Glass Eye International Juried Photography Show at the exhibit's opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13. The four top winners will be announced during the free event at The Big Picture, 857 Washington
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It had been a bad summer for Ronny Cammareri Jr. 2010 had started out good: he was living at home rent-free. There was a fine looking chick he’d met at the candy store that was a definite prospect. He was going to classes at Kingsborough when he felt like it or whenever his old man, Ronny Sr., got
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Mexican night doesn’t have to be just tacos and burritos. Spice it up with fajitas, tamale pie — and don’t forget the guacamole.
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Jeffory Shook, who was arrested last week in Siskiyou County after escaping from a prisoner fire crew, is not the kind of model inmate state and local firefighters increasingly have come to rely on while battling the north state’s wildfires.
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A north state drug enforcement team received a $162,000 check Tuesday from the IRS thanks to assets seized during a 2008 undercover investigation of a Red Bluff taco truck methamphetamine ring.
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The Mountain Gate Community Services District Board tightened the district’s credit card policy Tuesday night, adding a spending limit and requiring a detailed report for charges.
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Red Bluff police Tuesday identified the 20-year-old Red Bluff man who was attacked at a park Saturday night and had something carved into his chest.
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Dear Lynne: My girlfriend moved in with me and we're starting to have our friends over to eat. So now we have a bunch of people who don't know each other and things get awkward, as in conversations start and then slow down and then nothing. There are solutions, right? -- In Love in Albany Dear In Love: The perpet
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They’re not even been built yet, but the $1.5 million lanterns are already shining a light on the crowded Redding City Council race.
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Articles covering the deadly gathers and removal of wild horses conducted by the Bureau of Land Management don’t often reach us here in Northern California, so readers may be interested to know that the BLM will begin a five-week helicopter stampede removal of over 2,000 wild horses in the Twin Peaks area approxima
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A graduating senior at Hunter College High School in New York gave a speech that brought a standing ovation from his teachers and got his picture in The New York Times. I hope it doesn’t go to his head, because what he said was so illogical that it was an indictment of the mush that is being taught at even our elit
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The man mowing weeds on city property thought he was creating “defensible space” around his home.
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North State Marketplace: Aug. 11, 2010
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North State in Brief: Aug. 11, 2010
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Today in History: Aug. 11, 2010
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Mark Vargas is buzzing against the trend in Shasta County’s bee business.
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After coming up short the past two seasons, this could be the year the Central Valley Falcons break through for a Northern Section volleyball championship.
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The Shasta County Trojans beat the Martinez Bulldogs 16-3 to win the inaugural 18 & under Viper Wood Bat Tournament in Sacramento on Sunday.
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Fire crews fighting a vegetation fire near South Market and Veda streets tonight closed part of Veda Street.
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Redding police are searching this evening for a robbery suspect who reportedly stole three bottles of OxyContin from the ShopKo pharmacy on Lake Boulevard.
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From the Siskiyou Daily News: Etna, Calif. -- Rambo is alive and well in Etna, as it has been for the past 25 years or so. "It"? This Rambo is not Sylvester Stallone, it's a game that youth play in...
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Marc points me to word that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is proposing to relicense the McCloud-Pit Hydroelectric Project, which includes McCloud Reservoir, Iron Canyon and Pit 6 and 7. The proposed new license will require a number of recreational...
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Joel Kotkin's essay, floating about the Internet this week, is a must-read -- even if much of the argument will be familiar. This graphic, however, is striking: It's been 30 years since the state was really investing in building the...
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This Anderson High Senior brought her horses to her session. We love photographing horses, they make great props :). Here is one of my favorites from her senior portrait session. Have you booked your session yet?
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A north state drug enforcement team received a $162,000 check today from the IRS thanks to assets seized during a 2008 undercover investigation of a Red Bluff taco truck methamphetamine ring.
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Trusted correspondent DK sends along a link to a Wall Street Journal item that includes a database of last year's per-capita income by metropolitan area. (And thanks!) To believe the Commerce Department, per-capita income was down just a hair --...
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The above advertisement was taken from the History & Business Directory of Shasta County, Ca - 1881 when the business had already been around for years. It was first established way back in 1854! As you can see from the...
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A day full of catered food, drinks, raffles and storewide sales to celebrate Oregon Street Antique Mall's 3rd Anniversary in beautiful downtown Redding.
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Live music, food, beverages, art vendors and art activities mean fun for the whole family at Siskiyou Arts Council's second annual Art in the Park, Saturday, August 21, from noon til 5 p.m. at Mt. Shasta's beautiful City Park, 1315 Nixon Road, Mt. Shasta.
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It is time for the citizens of the United States of America to stand united against the problems that are plaguing this great nation. It's time to stop allowing special interests, corporations, and greed govern this country. It is time to take our government out of the hands of those who do not have our best interests at
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RED BLUFF – A 21-year-old Red Bluff woman was arrested Monday night on suspicion of child endangerment after she was found to be intoxicated and had nearly started a fire inside her Walnut Street apartment, police said today.
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With the $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers expired and the $10,000 state credit due to end this weekend, it has left the "market to find its own way during these difficult economic times." That's one takeaway in a recent blog post from Redding real estate agent Brad Garbutt, who breaks down sale
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Frank and I received a beautiful wedding gift, by mail, yesterday. A beautiful Woodstock chime, sent by Frank’s brother, Lee, sister-in-law Mary and their very charming and talented offspring. We hung it on one of the pre-existing ceiling hooks, one in the work space near the HeeHaw ceiling fan (countryish and not
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DNA evidence has linked a 43-year-old Iowa convicted rapist to a 19-year-old murder and rape in Redding, police said today.
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Fifteen public playgrounds across Shasta County have been developed especially for young children under five years old. The playgrounds are funded by First 5 Shastaand feature age-appropriate play equipment and a safe place for youngsters to explore, develop n
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Sometimes it can get just a bit too warm, too many days in a row, over the course of summer in Redding, and that’s when it’s time to consider heading for the coast. Only 150 scenic miles away, the Northcoast pr
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Expect another uncharacteristically cool day for August in Redding. Today, the National Weather Service predicts sunny skies, with a high near 92 degrees. Tonight could drop as low as 63 degrees. Tomorrow will be even cooler with a high of 90 and a low of 65. After that, the weather service predicts a steady climb back t
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Walking in early to the historic, gorgeous Cascade Theater, I was trying to get a sense of what Pat Benatar fans were like. Being an aspiring jazz-fusion bassist in the late 1970s, I never really followed rocker Pat or
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The federal economic-stimulus package, President Barack Obama’s first signature piece of legislation when he took office, was intended as a bridge across the chasm that the American economy was falling into in early 2009. But that bridge made it only halfway. When we get to the end of it, watch out.
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“Robbing Hoods,” one newspaper editor called the state legislators who voted last year to take $1.7 billion from city redevelopment agencies around the state and apply the funds to education.
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RED BLUFF — A group of four men or boys assaulted a man Saturday at a Red Bluff park, knocked him unconscious and carved something into his chest, Red Bluff police said.
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In 1910: A strong seepage of oil was struck on the Taylor Ranch near Bella Vista by the Bella Vista Oil Co. at a depth of 100 feet. So strong was the flow that everything in the vicinity of drilling operations was covered with oil.
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The Redding Rancheria Community Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation is accepting proposals for grants up to $30,000 for nonprofit organizations and public entities in Shasta and Trinity counties in the areas of arts/culture, education, environment, health and social services.
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Lawyers in a whistleblower case involving the Gateway Unified School District alleged criminal perjury and theft of documents Monday.
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A Redding firm plans a 127-lot subdivision on the far north side of town patterned after a sustainable development in Davis where residents harvest fruit from community gardens.
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Sierra Pacific Industries Inc. plans to expand a wood-burning power plant at its lumber mill in Anderson.
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One of the suspects wanted in connection with a Redding convenience store assault and drive-by shooting was named last week as a suspect in a Stanislaus County murder in which investigators said the “suspects attacked the victim like a pack of wolves.”
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A Red Bluff woman was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for embezzling nearly $7,000 from the nonprofit American Red Cross.
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Residents of a homeless encampment in Redding where a fatal stabbing occurred last week will be told in the next few days that they must go.
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Several dozen children learned a new way to get around this summer as part of a partnership between Redding Area Bus Authority and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.
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More than 100 cats and kittens at Haven Humane Society were euthanized over the weekend in an attempt to stop the spread of a highly contagious and often deadly feline viral disease.
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To yummydeb for my cool dune buggy to drive around in !
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Do you have a favorite aesthetic style in terms of home design? If money were no object, how would you change your home? View 775 Answers I would have a cottage on acreage on a lake, a year-round stream, or at the ocean.
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Today’s FDotD was once listed for $439K in ’07. It seems to have last sold for $410K in ’05. Ooo, sorry. But we remember it best for this unusual description taken from the 2003 MLS listing” “Owners speak very little English. If no answer
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Redding firefighters reported extensive damage from a kitchen fire to a home at 2455 Placer St.
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Sisters start out hating to share a room and end up never wanting to say goodbye.
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The fire burning off Big Bend Road north of Highway 299 has been contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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OK, that's not exactly what the city of Redding just sent out in a media release -- a response to the Bell scandal -- but it's pretty close. See for yourself. The reports out of that unfortunate SoCal city seem...
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A group of four men or boys allegedly assaulted a man Saturday at a Red Bluff park, knocked him unconscious and then carved something into his chest.
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A car smashed into a power pole in the Country Heights subdivision in Southwest Redding this morning, knocking out power to 740 Redding Electric Utility customers.
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One of the suspects wanted in connection with a Redding convenience store assault and drive-by shooting was named last week as a suspect in a Stanislaus County murder so brutal that investigators said the "suspects attacked the victim like a pack of wolves."
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Residents of a homeless encampment in Redding where a fatal stabbing occurred last week will be told in the next few days that they must go.
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The textbook Fish and Game advice is that if you run into a mountain lion on a trail, you should stand your ground and not run, but maintain eye contact and make yourself noisy and big (flapping a jacket or...
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Read the results of the investigation, "What's living in your water park," here....
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Emergency crews were sent this afteroon to a reported rollover accident on southbound Interstate 5 near the Bonnyview Road exit.
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Almost 700 Pacific Gas & Electric customers in Cottonwood lost power for an hour this morning.
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Morning Sky for Monday. From the yoga mat on the front lawn. Beautiful sky and cool at 7 a.m. The patterns were fleeting.
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I guess I have to say, I think that the Paesano Days was a roaring success!  From what I saw it was definitely the place to be this last week-end in Anderson!  There was a lot of fun, food and frivolous behavior from everyone!  Some might say it is the Bocce Ball, BUT this is what it is
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If you do and you have information on it or the family who once lived on the property, landscape designer Karen McGrath would love to talk to you. The column, and another just like it, stand on either side of...
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After 3 quarters of relative stability, Redding home prices lost about $8/sq ft in July. Blame an onslaughtof bank-owned properties (REO’s) for the decline. The second quarter of 2010 saw a slight increase to $126.54/sq ft from $125.34 in the first quarter 2010. The last quarter of 2009 pegged the average cost per
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A Red Bluff man holding a loaded shotgun at the entrance to Friendly Acres Mobile Home Park was arrested early this morning by Tehama County sheriff’s deputies.
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Corrupt Fraud Janelle Burrill exposed with Evidence, Apathy, Inaction at DCA, BBS California? by JusticeinCA    July 06, 2010  Sacramento District Attorney Jan ScullyAttorney Genera
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RED BLUFF – A 25-year-old Red Bluff man with an outstanding arrest warrant out of Shasta County for burglary was arrested near here Saturday night following a routine traffic stop, Tehama County sheriff’s deputies said.
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RED BLUFF - A Red Bluff man who was reportedly armed with an ax was arrested early this morning following a brief standoff with police.
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Today’s FDotD should be appealing. It’s a 1993 built 4 bedroom home of about 1676 sq ft, according to the listing. We are told there are some repairs going on, which is unusual. Representing the interests of the bank/seller is foreclosure listing agent Lynda Martz of th
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RED BLUFF – A 24-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly asked a 14-year-old girl to get into his vehicle, police reported this morning.
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Unfortunately it is Monday, the unqualified and possibly criminally intent  staff in "Family Court Services" will go back to the daunting task of wrongfully removing children from loving, capable parents.The Martini sipping, rubbing shoulders an
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Redding residents should get a respite from the hot summer heat this week with high temperatures generally in the mid-90s and high-80s, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. But Sunday’s high temperature should again be near triple digits. Today’s high temperature is expected to be near 92 degre
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What: Join HawkMan Studios and Vintage Wine Bar to Celebrate “All About Color” Mixed Media Works by Gwen Knaebel When: Tuesday (Aug 10), 6 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant 1790 Market Street, Redding vintagedowntown.com
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We’ve reached the second week of August and, more importantly for many people, the final week of summer vacation. Why, might I ask, does school begin in mid-August? Way back when I was in school – before cell phones, personal computers and even student backpacks – the school year started on Thursday
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SEX is my favorite subject. Anything and everything connected to living a sexy life enthralls me. And now, every month in As You Desire, I will have the opportunity to share with you all ways in which we can experience a sexy life. When this idea was presented to me I didn’t hesitate to sa
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Lucky me, neighbors Floyd and Eloise shared some of their peach tree bounty. I made peach vinaigrette (here’s that recipe), and when more peaches arrived, I made a peach cobbler for a gathering at my twin’s house. My Peach Almond Cobbler recipe is a rough adaptation of The Silver Palate Co
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During a snowstorm last winter, my 6-year-old son fell and cut his chin - not outside on the ice, but inside on the tile bathroom floor. My husband walked our son, Charlie, through the knee-high snow to the local emergency room.
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In a medical emergency, minutes literally mean the difference between life and death. And as quickly as ambulance and fire crews rouse to respond to 911 calls, the laws of physics — not to mention busy nights — make some delays inevitable.
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The infamy of a California ruling on same-sex marriage is not that it furthers the possibility of thousands upon thousands of homosexual couples being wedded someday, but that once more a judge is aiming to reshape our society with no justification beyond his own moral druthers.
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Habitat for Humanity Shasta Cascade expanded nearly three years ago to meet the growing demand for affordable housing in the north state.
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A cooling trend is in store for Redding-area residents this week.
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Today in History: Aug. 9, 2010
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The Anderson Aquagators won their fifth consecutive seasonal swimming title and five more meet records fell at the North Valley Aquatics League championships at the Redding Aquatic Center on Sunday.
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North state in brief: Aug. 9, 2010
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Join us August 7 - 10 at Turtle Bay Exploration Park for a special engagement featuring five of Nathan Sawaya’s magical creations, built entirely from toy LEGO bricks. Witness four never before seen LEGO brick sculptures and find the gigantic 4-foot spider suspended s
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Firefighters are working to extinguish a 6- to 10-acre vegetation fire that broke out this evening at Oak Run and Bullskin Ridge roads.
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A cooling trend is in store for Redding-area residents this week.
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Red Bluff police came to the rescue of a woman who was choking today.
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Preparing to write an item on Bodenhamer for an upcoming Saturday column, I e-mailed Gilbert Moore, who served as managing editor under Bodenhamer from 1969 to 1972 (the year Bodenhamer retired after 34 years at the helm of the paper)....
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Stevie Wonder is finished. He has his shades on and he’s looking good. I love this one.
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Dejon Weldon grew up in Northern California, and has always had an affinity for the arts. From creating her own picture books as a preschooler to now entering juried art competitions, she believes art will always be a part of her life.
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Join HawkMan Studios, anewscafe.com and Maritime Seafood & Grill for THE ARTHOP AFTER-PARTY!! LIVE MUSIC BY THE GARRETT VIGGERS BAND EXTENDED RECEPTION FOR JAM
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I had the best day Saturday with the love of my life. We drove to Lassen Park and took a
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Are We Prepared?19th Sunday in Ordinary TimeWis 18:6-9, Heb 11: 1-2, 8-19, Lk 12: 35-40 Today’s Gos
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The following ad was copied from the History & Business Directory of Shasta County, Ca - 1881. The mill was the biggest local supplier of doors, mouldings, sashes, blinds, brackets and rustics to area houses and buildings. Many of the...
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“I think I might like the yellow tuberous ones the best - they are common but so consistent and cheerful,” Sally Greenwood, Head Grower at Chico Propagators tells me as we
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According to the Chico paper: The Shasta County District Attorney's office is taking the lead on it, but because that department is moving locations, some delay is occurring, Ramsey said. (Butte County District Attorney Mike) Ramsey said one of his...
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It is a blessing to love one’s work. This week I’ll be finishing my Stevie Wonder doll, finishing David Bowie and if all goes well, starting Joe Strummer with a mohawk. How could that not be great fun? I am thankful everyday to be working in my home, surrounded by work materials, light, music and [...]
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Ron Largent muses on the state of commercial real estate in Redding here. ...The former Gottschalk center on Hilltop Drive is scheduled for auction on August 20th; the partially filled center on Hilltop that is home to Trader Joe's is...
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That, of course, would be Thom Gabrukiewicz., who's about to do something brave, exciting, scary and inspiring. Read "Why I Just Quit My Day Job" on his blog, Surface Tension, here. Good luck, Thom!...
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Redding firefighters responded to a vegetation fire near Caterpillar and Belt Line roads in north Redding early this morning.
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Korina Jones of Cottonwood and Steve Loncosky of Mission Viejo were married May 29, 2010, at Robert Hall in Paso Robles. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Patty Jones, of Cottonwood. She works as an elementary school teacher. The groom is the son of Dalton and Sharon Loncosky, of Mission Viejo. He is an equine ve
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An Oct. 16, 2010, wedding is planned for Kate Harrington and Shaun Hansen, both of Cottonwood, at the home of Tom and Gayle Harrington in Cottonwood. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tom and Gayle Harrington of Cottonwood. She is a 2001 graduate of West Valley High School and a 2007 graduate of Chico State Univers
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Bob and Grace Maxey of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 6, 2010, at dinner hosted by their children at Cattlemen's in Redding. The couple were married Aug. 6, 1960, in Redding.
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A Sept. 11, 2010, wedding is planned for Stacy Shank and Paul Schwerdt, both of Redding, at the Lazy K Ranch in Whitmore. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dan and Linda Shank of Redding. She is a graduate of Liberty Christian and Simpson University. Her fiance is the son of Ray and Leslie Schwerdt of Redding.
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A Sept. 3, 2010, wedding is planned for Jessica Noble and Patrick Rodarte, both of Penn Valley, in South Lake Tahoe. The bride-elect is the daughter of Scott Noble and Lana Walen of Libby, Mont.; and Jane Noble of Dubuque, Iowa. She graduated from Libby High School in Libby, Mont., in 2004 and is working as a personal ban
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For sure, this is no blarney: Kissing the Blarney Stone is the right thing to do when you're over here on the Emerald Isle.
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If you've been following our visits then you know that we live in the quaint community of Jones Valley — a 20-minute drive east of Redding and a two-mile spin to our fabulous and full Lake Shasta.
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Part of our vacation this summer involved camping in Yosemite. It was beautiful and stunning, and our three children are now of an age to actually hike and enjoy it. It's exciting as they grow to go and do things together as a family.
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm starting middle school this fall and will have to change for gym class in the locker room and even take communal showers. The gym teacher is strict about making everybody shower every day. I'm very shy about my body and know I can't handle this. Nobody ever sees me naked but my sister, my best friend
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There is still that primal joy in running with the pack. But being in the lead is less important now. After 50 years have passed, just being in pack is what matters most of all.
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Screaming amusement parks, mountain getaways or trips to the beach sure can be fun, but they also come with a hefty price tag. Instead, replace the roller coaster with a conveyor belt, and you've got yourself a deal. In other words, pack the family in the car and take a day trip to one of several factories along the West C
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They’re doing something right in Red Bluff.
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It’s been more than one month since the July 1 state budget deadline, and sadly there is no sign of an agreement any time soon.
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That old rascal Ben Franklin cannot be defined.
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It is very difficult to see how Rein Stoltz, president of the Redding School District board, can continue to effectively serve after the arrest of his wife, Wanell, on charges of embezzling from the Sycamore Elementary School parent club.
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I think the strongest relationships have the most angular momentum. When each person shares their angular momentum, magic happens. Lets review some basic physics.
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This week we got the word…three of our major shopping and retail centers are going to be either auctioned off for foreclosure, or are scheduled to be foreclosed on shortly. All three centers have, or had, great tenants…and then the market took the nose-dive. The former Gottschalk center on Hilltop Drive is
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Business Name: “ O.” All Organic Salon & Spa
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Two businesses in the north state embrace innovation and creativity to help get through the economic downtown. One auto repair shop caters to women and has recently launched a new service that picks up customers’ cars and services them. Another partners with area businesses to create baskets of goods and coupons for serv
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Anyone who’s shipped a package knows that Bubble Wrap, which has been around since 1960, is the standard for protecting fragile objects from damage.
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Redding Recreation column: Aug. 8, 2010
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It is a foreign concept to most climbers in America. But in Europe, a mountaineering discipline called via ferrata — Italian for “iron way” — is a popular way to get off the ground.
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Q: Are there any rules on the numbers of fishing rods someone can use for ocean fishing? I had a bad experience recently with an Orange County sheriff’s deputy who saw me on the Newport Beach jetty fishing with several poles. He told me I was allowed only two poles. I told him I’d seen a sign posted at a nearby pier th
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Prompted by criticism from constituents, north state Assemblyman Jim Nielsen wants the California Department of Transportation to justify with hard numbers its planned move to a downtown Redding office building.
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“Capital Strike” is one of the newest concepts being bantered about in the financial media these days, and it provides an interesting glimpse into the continuing lack of private-sector job creation.
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A secure retirement remains one of the top financial goals — along with providing children with a college education and paying off a home mortgage.
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I often wonder whether it really matters if I tie on a plain eagle claw hook to accommodate a worm or nightcrawler, or I tie on a beautiful hand tied fly.
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Want to improve or establish your credit? Try a passbook loan or a CD loan.
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I got an earful from readers when I said in last week’s column that Google’s Chrome was the best browser, so let’s get to the fanboy e-mail and get that over with this week.
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The Lower Sacramento River has a reputation as the fisherman’s playground, the place where there’s lots of action, where you can catch the big fish.
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Paulette Gooch of Fall River Mills will finally be able to bury her brother this week, 66 years after his death.
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Firefighters rescue collapsed worker Redding firefighters rescued an employee of an Anderson asbestos removal company Saturday after the worker suffered heat exhaustion and collapsed on a roof. The unidentified employee of Systems Abatement was part of a work crew that was removing an old roof atop the Members 1st Credit Un
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All year the Sun Oaks Aquatics of Redding (SOAR) swim team has been battling to prove it can compete with the larger swim clubs from the north state.
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Tune in to KCNR 1460 AM at 11 a.m. Sundays for the weekly radio show hosted by A News Cafe Publisher and Editor Doni Greenberg. You can call in
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Today in History: Aug. 8, 2010
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Shasta County births: July 2010
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One mistake cost the Redding Colt .45s the West Coast League Tri-State tournament title as they lost to the rival Humboldt Crabs 1-0 in Arcata on Saturday.
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The Shasta County Trojans won the first two games of the 18 & under Viper Wood Bat Tournament on Saturday in Sacramento, beating the Grants Pass Generals 4-0 in the first game and the San Francisco Junior Giants 12-1 in the second.
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Have you ever been stopped at a traffic signal and had a pickup that looks like it was on steroids or escaped from a monster truck show pull up alongside of you?
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In an athletic stance similar to a football tackler ready to take on a pass rush, Joe Soltis lined up his bocce ball shot Saturday at Anderson River Park during Paesano Days.
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After he lost his job at a Redding lumberyard in the middle of the worst recession since the 1930s, Howard House spent nearly two years looking for work.
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The Anderson Fire Protection District, which apparently lost its $87,500 deposit for a new water tender after the firm it paid filed for bankruptcy, is buying another one from a different company.
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Redding firefighters rescued an employee of an Anderson asbestos removal company today after the worker suffered heat exhaustion and collapsed on a roof.
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The paesano party is on in Anderson.
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I have been a big fan of Raette for a long time!  I met her some time ago in my "Art Life" (as my Hunny calls it...), so, I know I am just a little slanted here.  But I did purchase a copy of a wonderfully published book of her "Fairies At Play" paintings!  This series is some of my favorite works
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If you have ever been involved in a child custody dispute and had to go to family court, then you are aware of the power wielded by child custody evaluators and mediators.Ultimately the final decision belongs to the court,but the judge almost certainly will adopt the recommendation of the mediator even though he or she
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Fort Crook was located in the field beyond the fence. The fort was established in 1857 and included 20 small log buildings used as officer's quarters (one is now on the grounds of the Fort Crook Museum in Fall River...
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The photo is the bridge sign located way up on the top of the bridge - on the Shasta County side. There is another sign just like it on the Tehama County side (Battle Creek is the county dividing line)...
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Two Redding women were taken to Mercy Medical Center this morning with minor injuries after one rear-ended the others minivan with her pickup in North Redding.
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Friday was dedicated to braiding Stevie Wonder’s black fleece hair and dressing the braids with beads of fine 70s colors. It was rather time-consuming work, slow going.  I was on the fifth or sixth braid when I realized I needed to download Stevie’s Music of My Mind and Talking Book. I hadn’t listened
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From the Siskiyou Daily News: Yreka, Calif. -- Dogs have played an important role in human history - acting as hunters, herders, haulers, protectors and companions. A National Geographic program premiering Sunday explores that relationship, and three former or current...
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Summer sunshine should continue in Redding over the weekend and into the work week, although the high temperature will likely stay below triple digits. Today should be sunny and hot, with a high near 97 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday should be sunny again, with a high near 95. After staying in
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Brilliant! That's economic stimulus. From Information Week: Despite President Obama's pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $36 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists...
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Say, that’s a lovely Oleander, don’t you agree? Still, if you were taking a photo of the home instead of the bush, wouldn’t you move the camera just a tiny bit to the right? Just a little? We tease because that’s how we roll here at FDotD, but in fact the li
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There are things you do for love and things you do because an authority figure tells you to do so.And every once and again, you get to do something selfish; a moment that makes all the other moments bearable.On Aug. 6, 2010, I quit my day job.And am moving to New York.The idea is to spend a year writ
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A crowd gathered for a street dance on Market Street between Butte and Yuba Streets, c. 1916. Looks like one little guy’s date stood him up. The Shasta Historical Society library is open to the public and vo
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At 12 years old, Jamie Pincin is making serious waves in the north state swim scene.
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North state in brief: Aug. 7, 2010
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Q. What is earnest money? How is it different from a down payment? Earnest money is known as an initial deposit and its purpose is to illustrate that a buyer is willing to put money at risk should they not perform as agreed in an offer to purchase. The amount is normally somewhere between $1000 and three percent of the purc
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Q. Does your faith tradition include a personification of evil? Who/What is it? This tradition teaches that “all are created in the image and likeness of God.” So this tradition sees evil as the creation of people choosing a limited or hurtful way of expressing in the world. So evil is not a separate entity. Evil is the
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Was Judge Vaughn Walker inventing a right out of thin air, as critics contend? He was not.
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Redding school teacher Rich Schneck, who turned out to be the funny man of Shasta High School’s Class of 1970, momentarily got serious during his shtick as emcee of the 40th reunion at the Elks Club a week ago tonight.
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A whole weekend with anewscafe.com peeps   - First, start your weekend with Doni where she’s the featured
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Valley Meat Company, a Modesto, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately one million pounds of frozen ground beef patties and bulk ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli. Read more.
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Parents will pay less for their kids’ lunches when school starts at North Cow Creek Elementary School later this month.-
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When a cougar started following Dane Yergenson earlier this week while he was on a mountain bike ride with friends in West Redding, he did what he hoped would spook the big cat away.
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SACRAMENTO — It took more than a year to investigate, but the state Fair Political Practices Commission will be asked next week to fine Anderson City Councilman Keith Webster $200 for violating the Political Reform Act.
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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 Friday.
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RED BLUFF — There won’t be any shortage of candidates running in November for the five-person Red Bluff City Council.
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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 on Friday launched a national recall on 1 million pounds of ground beef products after seven people were sickened by the bacteria.
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A Redding police officer sustained minor injuries Thursday night after his squad car was sideswiped by a car driven by a Redding teen in the Enterprise area.
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Today in History: Aug. 7, 2010
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Q: I read one of your postings on the logic and propriety of rolling stop tickets and the key word is “stop.” You also interjected the word “safety,” and this is where traffic enforcement tactics fall apart in their basic mission.
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Ralph Boggs thinks the 6½-mile line of massive wind turbines over Burney looks even worse than he had imagined.
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The Redding Colt .45s kept their title hopes alive by beating the Southern Oregon RiverDawgs 7-5 in the second game of the West Coast League Tri-State tournament in Arcata on Friday.
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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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