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September 15th, 2010

That's what John Reit, candidate for City Council, said of incumbents Rick Bosetti and Patrick Jones -- specifically crediting their tough stand against the public-employee unions who've recruited and are backing a slate of candidates to oust them. True?...
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California Highway Patrol officers this evening arrested a man in connection with the death of a 21-year old Redding woman.
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It was news last week when Redding Electric Utility's managers petitioned to unionize, but they're far from alone in choosing to organize as cities look to payrolls as a way to cut spending. UPEC -- which represents a lot of...
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Thanks to Matt Shuman, president of the Shasta Cascade Rail Preservation Society for providing the answer. This is what he said in an email: "...The Timber Heritage Association (THA) purchased 6 of these from the V7T for their railroad plans...
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A traffic accident on southbound Interstate 5 at eastbound Highway 44 is causing a commuter mess.
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Hey, remember that Earth Wind and Fire song, You’re a Shining Star? You’re a shining star, no matter who you are Shining bright to see what you can truly be You’re a shining star, no matter who you are Shining bright to see what you can truly be
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Wally Herger and Rep. Pete Stark -- and East Bay Democrat -- probably couldn't agree about the time of day, but they are co-sponsoring a bill to crack down on companies that bilk Medicare. From Herger's office: The legislation addresses...
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Is "Real" Christianity more like the mustard seed......
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A jury in El Dorado County recommended the death penalty today for the killer of a California Highway Patrol officer.
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A few years back, George Will wrote a memorable column about the shift in labor unions from overwhelmingly representing private-sector workers to largely coming from the ranks of government. This line stuck with me: When most union members are government...
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Kent Dagg seems a little sensitive about something I wrote last week. Perhaps my tone was unclear. Lots of businesses and nonprofit organizations -- heck, nearly all of them except the foreclosure specialists and bankruptcy lawyers -- have had to...
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Redding police searched - and quickly found - this afternoon a handcuffed 17-year-old boy who apparently got away after shoplifting.
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Carry a pocket watch. Used to be that you could buy a good Pocket Ben for $1.00; that was the case for many years. They cost more now, but serve as well. A watch on your wrist is always in...
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Fire crews quickly put out a wildfire this morning along Interstate 5 north of Redding.
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Have you ever noticed that we all have temptations, struggles, and obstacles that have to do with something pleasurable. For some it might have to do with food
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I've talked about this same place before in a previous blog, but this is newly found information worth repeating. They are talking about what came to be known as Reading's Bar on Clear Creek. This new information came from a...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are demure, offend, volatile.There She Is…Miss Wisconsin 1979 lives in a cramped converted basement apartment that has a ½ in the address, like an afterthought.
A technician in a drug store photo depart
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If you look at the bottom of page 1 and continue on to the top of page 2, you'll see that young 15-year-old Richard B. Eaton (Judge Eaton) was living in the house with three women - his widowed grandmother,...
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An autopsy is set for Thursday for a Round Mountain man who died Tuesday, possibly when a tractor rolled over onto him. Rescuers were unable to revive Stanton Ernest Friberg, 62, who was found next to a tractor on land off Highway 299 East in the Round Mountain, Maureen “Mo” Hern, spokeswoman for the Shasta County Coron
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McClatchy reporter Marek Warszawski, in the Kansas City Star, relives his first hike: It's one of those childhood stories you quickly get sick of hearing. Mostly because my father never got sick of telling it. It didn't matter if I...
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A 46-year-old Cottonwood man returned home Tuesday after a month-long vacation to find $3,550 worth of goods stolen from his home. Burglars stole two rifles, two handguns, including a Colt .357 Magnum CHP Edition Blue Steel, as well as diamond and gold jewelry, and a laptop computer, said Deputy Eric Patterson of the Teha
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We noticed that the kitsch art sign we like at Finish Line Auto Body got a makeover since we first featured this iconic Redding advertising last year. Displaying a new flaming paint job and it’s very own special pedestal parking spot. Nice upgrade.
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Here's a quick look at the distribution of local home sales between regular sales and so called distress sales, Short Sales and REOs (bank and government owned) This data is from the total MLS for the month of August, so there are some outliers in the data. For instance, of the 17 successful Short Sales listed last month
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Today should be sunny with a high near 90 degrees, but clouds will start to gather Thursday. The cloudy skies will bring cooling this weekend and a chance of rain Friday, Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Highs this weekend should be around 77 degrees, with lows in the mid 50s.
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Dear Lynne: My tomatoes are so late, they're not going to ripen on the vine. So how do you ripen green tomatoes? How do you make green-tomato jam? Is there some rule for using green tomatoes instead of ripe ones? -- Lola in Duluth Dear Lola: If red tomatoes didn't exist, green tomatoes would get more respect. Wit
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Seventeenth-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes said that words are wise men’s counters, but they are the money of fools.
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California faces a $19 billion deficit that has left the Legislature in a state of shameful paralysis, and bringing state spending in line with our reduced means is the single largest challenge for California’s next governor. If one of the candidates has a record as a big spender, it’s certainly something vot
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An Auburn, Wash., brother and sister have been sentenced in Tehama County after officers found 40 pounds of heroin stashed in the dash of their sedan early this year.
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A majority of Redding’s planning commissioners Tuesday expressed support for a 130-room hotel at Turtle Bay Exploration Park but voted to send the plans back for more work.
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This year’s Red Cross heroes range from a generous gardener to a courageous canine.
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A Redding man was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years in California state prison after pleading guilty last month to charges of rape and carjacking.
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The new general manager at Redding’s Public Broadcasting Service station said he didn’t come from Texas to flip a switch and retransmit national programming across the north state.
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Today in History: Sept. 15, 2010
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Shasta County supervisors Tuesday approved a $170,000 grant to provide parenting training programs through the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency.
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North State in Brief: Sept. 15, 2010
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The city of Redding has been awarded a $1.2 million grant that will help connect southeast Redding with the Sacramento River Trail, officials said Tuesday.
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The Central Valley volleyball team needed its standout all-section hitter Bre Mackie to take over in order to beat Shasta on Tuesday night.
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The Foothill Cougars have made the most of their non-Northern Section preseason schedule, racking up three straight wins over Dixon, Edison of Stockton and River Valley of Yuba City.
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Jessica Wilcox and Paige Adkins had seven kills apiece as the West Valley High School volleyball team swept Oroville 25-9, 25-9, 25-8 at home on Tuesday.
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The 8th annual USTA Challenger of Redding began with a quiet first day at Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness on Tuesday.
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The days may be getting shorter, but the list of fun things to do in the north state keeps increasing. The action always tends to pick up during the fall (and spring) when the area weather tends to settle into a perfect groove. Last weekend was swamped with activity, such as the new Sundial Music Festival a
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The Anderson City Council backed away from imposing contract terms on the city’s police union Tuesday after hearing impassioned pleas to maintain the status quo for the remainder of the fiscal year.
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Living has crippled me. Whether it’s been circumstances along the path of life, my own mistakes, random misfortune, fear, ignorance, or physical malady, a good many things have gotten in my way of living life, let alone an abundant one.It wasn’t until this week, when I honestly started giving frank, analytic
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Redding firefighters are attempting to extinguish a large bonfire under the Clear Creek Bridge of Highway 273 near Girvan Road.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2010 9AM - 3PM Free Family Event at Turtle Bay ~ Walk This Way! Promoting Healthy Options for Shasta County Families Admission to Turtle Bay is Free Health Screening Activity Zones for all ages Special Entertainment (12:
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Hoy Park is becoming a great venue for live music and community events in Siskiyou County. Set against Mt. Shasta, Lake Shastina offers a golf resort, and beautiful park venue for a festival featuring the Siskiyou Arts Bus, live music, and vendors all day.
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An invitation to experience St. Joseph Preschool Try St. Joseph Preschool and your child will be better prepared for kindergarten and beyond.
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We all went there as kids. Schreder Planetarium and Whiskeytown Environmental School filled our imaginations with dreams of the stars and inspired reverence for the environment around us. These programs are in danger of losing their funding. Let's get the community together and join CH2M HILL and Critigen at the Cascade The
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Erin Fisher Ryan, MD, completes residency at Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon.
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Help clean the Sacramento River Trail - Redding's most cherished recreational asset.
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The Ducky Derby not only helps local youth groups raise funds for drug-free activities, but can help brighten the lives of kids facing challenging circumstances.
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Six sisters gather at Tammy's Nails to get pedicures.
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This has been a day already, starting last night when Sapphire tackled my leg under the sheets and left many puncture wounds. And also we had a little lapse with the kitty housebreaking. And someone said something utterly graceless to me, reminding me of why she is being eased out of my life.And then there was t
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No kidding! There it was, an antique Southern Pacific passenger car sitting on the bed of a long trailer behind a truck on the side of the road near Stillwater Drive. So I turned around, parked on the other side...
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Here’s an unusual REO in Anderson’s Ravenwood neighborhood. Unusual in that you can buy it with a Cal Vet loan even if you are not a veteran. Never heard of that idea, but then we learn something new everyday here at FDotD. This is a compact neighborhood
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OAK RUN, Calif. - Predicted rain won’t wash out the sixth Annual Hawaiian Luau and Concert at Gray Pine Farm on Saturday evening. A massive tent will protect nearly all of Gray Pine Farm’s large grass seating area when two-time Grammy winner Cryil Pahinui takes the stage with the Weldon Kekauoha Trio.
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What: Come meet the authors of the book “Saving Li’l Smokey” When: Sept. 18, 1 to 4 p.m. Where: Turtle Bay Visitor Center Saving Li’l Smokey details the exciting rescue of a tiny orphaned black bear cub. The eight-pound cub was separated from his mother during the hist
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A man was killed Tuesday when a tractor tipped over on him near Highway 299 East in Round Mountain.
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The Shasta County Coroner’s Office today identified the man found dead, floating Monday in the Sacramento River.
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A reader button-holed me this morning at the farmers market on Churn Creek and asked me if I knew where the $$$ would go if the city manages to sell a lot (or lots) at Stillwater Business Park. I e-mailed...
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 I started my Ziggy era Bowie weeks ago.  I had to take a break from the Ziggy to meet requests to create a Devo Doll (the first one is reserved for Jordan but I can make you another), a couple of donuts, a star pillow, an Iggy patch and a couple of replacement red catnip squids. I’ve been [...]
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Alertly reading my comment on Chloe Winston's post of yesterday, reader "Veph," argues here that I'm somehow covering up for the truth for Turtle Bay or ignoring critical facts: Here is a link. See the comment by Bruce Ross, where...
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An Auburn, Wash. brother and sister have been sentenced in Tehama County after officers found 40 pounds of heroin stashed in the dash of their sedan early this year.
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My Thoughts On Skydiving:Better than sex.  Way better.The next guy who entertains the notion of some 'sweet time' with me is likely to hear:"Hmmm... with you?  Well, here's the thing:  You're gonna have to show me that you have an AMAZING package, and that you're BRILLIANT
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A man was hospitalized today after his car was rear-ended and rolled on Interstate 5 in north Redding, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Wear simple clothing. A cotton shirt and a couple pair of bib overalls are about all a man needs, except for going to church. New overalls for trips to town on Saturday night. Faded overalls for work.~Jerry Apps...
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I received this message from a lady I knew many years ago, it read as follows:‎ 50 years ago this morning I was left on the doorstep of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marysville. Father Hynes chose my parents and he made the best possible choice. I was so blessed to have the greatest parents, and in turn the bes
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The Hooker Railroad Depot was built .4 of a mile south of Hooker Creek Road on McCoy Road (just south of the Shasta County line in Tehama County) by Chinese workers in 1872 who were also laying the railroad tracks....
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Just received this email from Palomino Armstrong, Honey Bandit's guardian angel. She has also sent along a link (see below) to a recent story printed in the Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/equine-advocacy-in-national/the-tragic-case-of-honey-bandit-embodies-what-s-wrong-with-blm-wild-horse-roundups Wow - today we got som
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You'd think pouch, today's OneWord prompt, would cause a freeze-up in creative thought. Man, this thing flowed.(Sorry for being so absent on The Tension; the move to NYC has been filled with hiccups.)Here's today's OneWord, based on "pouch:" He was born with a pouch.
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What: Winter Vegetable Gardening - Free Workshop from People of Progress and the Shasta College Teaching Garden When: Sept. 16, 6 to 8 pm Where: First United Methodist Church Social Hall, located at the corner of South and East streets at the rear of the building. We live in a perfect climate
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What: Reception for the Artist, Sean Randall When: Sep 14, 6 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant 1790 Market Street, Redding vintagedowntown.com World Music Arranged by r.j. A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Red
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Amoungst the craze of senior season, we've had some adorable newbies come into the studio. Here is Bay Uzziah, so sweet and perfect. We photographed his brother a few years ago, it's always a pleasure seeing our families come back year after year as their family expands! Congrats guys and welcome baby Uzziah!
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Well we are back in town after an awesome Tahoe Wedding this weekend. I love photographing Tahoe Weddings, it's a nice break from the Redding heat! Here is a fun senior that we took to the Deisel Horse Bridge when it was rainy a few weekends ago. Overcast days are always so nice to photograph in, the light is so even an bea
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A Red Bluff man remains in critical condition after a Sunday morning bicycle crash just west of Redding.
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The sun should keep shinning on Redding today and throughout the work week, although rain clouds are coming. After highs of 90 degrees today and 91 degrees Wednesday and Thursday, Friday's high is expected to drop to 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Along with Friday's cool down there a chance o
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We hit a record breaking 257 bank and government owned homes for sale today. Pending sales are down to half the available inventory. Meanwhile,over at the local newspaper,
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As promised, here is August home sales results for the area from about Lakehead to Lake California, Whiskeytown to Shingletown. The "Greater Redding Metro area, as it were. As we mentioned in the earlier
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According to Marion Mahone, a school of farm-raised, American white sturgeon are living - and producing -every woman's fantasy. The fantasy begins in the waters of southern Idaho's Snake River Aquifer. Here in the Magic Valley, near Twin Falls, pure melted snowpack is filtered to perfection through the porous paths of leas
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It is beyond doubt that Californians need a capable CEO to navigate the state out of the thickets into which we have stumbled, be they the budget wilderness, the unemployment mess or eternal bickering over water supplies.
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Think of Shasta County’s pioneer history, and a few things naturally come to mind: the Gold Rush, of course, but also the railroad-building, the timber camps, the ugly clashes between white settlers and the original Indian inhabitants. Less obvious is the image of rows of students diligently learning their three R&
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The Foothill High School boys soccer team earned its first Eastern Athletic League win by beating U-Prep 4-2 on Monday
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For the first time, the annual pro women's tennis tournament at Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness is being held in the fall.
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More than 70 lots in Deer Creek Manor, a hillside subdivision in Shasta Lake infamously symbolic of the housing boom and bust, are among more than 1,000 parcels in Shasta County in property tax default.
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Learning In Motion Preschool & Enrichment Center has moved to Redding.
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Redding’s Planning Commission today will listen to public comments on Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s plan to build a three-story hotel.
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Shasta County supervisors today are expected to appoint themselves to a commission that was established in 1973, but apparently has never done a bit of business.
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An 18-year-old man wanted in connection with an assault this summer at a Redding convenience store as well as a murder at a gas station in Stanislaus County was arrested Monday after leading police on a foot chase through south Redding.
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Fire crews Tuesday afternoon went to two vehicle wrecks and fires that spread into wildfires.
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An autopsy is planned today on a man whose body was found floating in the Sacramento River Monday morning near Park Marina Drive.
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In 1910: The prune harvest was over. Although the crop was only about a quarter of the previous year's harvest, the price and the sizes were so much better the orchardists made a good profit anyway.
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They plan to party at Millville Elementary School.
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A swimmer in the 28th Annual Whiskeytown Lake Open Water Swim died Sunday after collapsing as he emerged from the water 10 feet from shore near the end of a mile-long race.
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Redding police are investigating late this afternoon a possible stabbing after the apparent victim was dropped off at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding.
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An 18-year-old man wanted in connection with an assault earlier this summer at a Redding convenience store as well as a murder at a gas station in Stanislaus County was arrested this morning after leading police on a foot chase through south Redding.
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A friend told me to get over and get a picture of Judge Eaton's house because big changes were taking place. So of course I made a special trip to see. It is looking GREAT! Like a real house again....
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Fire crews this afternoon are responding to separate reports of vehicles wrecks and fires that spread into wildfires.
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On Sunday's story about the 9/11 memorial ceremonies the previous day, commenter "NuttyProfessor" notes an absence: This is a very meaningful event in Redding, but what is sad is that the Enterprise JROTC who usually acts as honor guard and...
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OK, not to harp on the issue of the Historical Heritage Commission, but here's another oddity. The staff report asserts that "Government Code section 26490 mandates that every county shall have a five-member historical records commission." Now, I'm not lawyer,...
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I thought it already had, but the Wall Street Journal warns a long-feared surge of sales by banks could push home prices down still further. Even though mortgage defaults kept mounting, housing markets began to stabilize early last year as...
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Redding firefighters and police headed to the Sacramento River along Park Marina Drive for a report of a body floating in the water.
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For fear of treading on Dottie Smith's turf, a gentleman from Canada writes to ask whether the now-shuttered Greyhound station on Pine Street in Redding was actually built in the '50s, as the R-S archives show, or in fact even...
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... do they really need to reappoint the "Historical Heritage Commission" at Shasta County? Don't get me wrong, I'm all for celebrating our historical heritage, but this item on tomorrow's Board of Supervisors is a baffler. Apparently the California...
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So concludes this New York Times piece. That could include the right tax policies and allowing more foreign-born entrepreneurs into the country. Excerpt: "...government small-business initiatives are often misguided, according to Josh Lerner, a professor at the Harvard Business School....
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by Joseph Horowitz A fascinating examination of the ways in which early twentieth century European refugees helped to shape the American arts scene. Horowitz examines several artists from a variety of disciplines and shows how they merged their own European understanding of “art” with their ideas of what Amer
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by Claire Harman Harman takes us on a delightful ride through the many “Janes,” both popular and scholarly, that have appeared throughout the years since her death in 1817. An engaging look at the ways that Austen has continuously transcended categories, coupled with an attempt to explain the fascination she
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by Kelli Stanley It is 1940, and when Eddie Takahashi is gunned down during the Chinese New Year celebrations, the local police decide to turn a blind eye. Call-girl-turned private investigator, Miranda Corbie, decides that Eddie deserves better. The mysteries of Eddie’s life weave through the tensions between
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by Jane Némirovsky An intense offering by the author of “Suite Francaise.” A poignant snapshot of a French village, its inhabitants and the complex pull of love and betrayal. The title describes the unquenchable urge to experience all that life has to offer, to cross boundaries, both geographical and moral,
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by Fanny Flagg Peppered with humor, this tale relates how the embarrassing rural past of TV anchor Dena Nor­dstrom ultimately saves her. As she recuperates from a bleeding ulcer, she decides to investigate why her mother abandoned her 15 years earlier. The answers leads to discovery of self, and what home and fa
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Today’s FDotD is a 1988 built 3/2 of about 1457 sq ft. This Redding foreclosure home is priced at the same price it sold fo
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They plan to party at Millville Elementary School.
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A woman needs several good aprons, the kind that come up to the neck and extend below a dress, and have a couple of pockets to carry a few safety pins and a handkerchief. A good apron protects a dress...
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by James Houston Through his grandmother’s sto­ries, and his great-grandmother’s diaries, talk show host Sheridan “Dan” Brody pieces together both his own family history and that of the final days of Hawaii’s last king. A compelling novel that brings to light the final days of King Kalakaua and details
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by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir Thora Gudmundsdottir jumps at the opportunity for a little downtime when her friend invites her to his newly acquired spa property to investigate an alleged ghost. Thora doesn’t believe in ghosts, but soon a corpse washes ashore and the spa owner becomes the prime suspect. As she digs in
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by Thomas Mallon Using the correspondence of authors, states people and historical figures, this volume illuminates the culture and art of the letter. With topics ranging from love and war to impatience and boredom, Mallon deftly distills each correspon­dent’s purpose, and places it in proper context. For all
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by J. Courtney Sullivan Four young ladies who couldn’t be more different are forced roommates at Smith College – and soon form an inseparable bond. An endearing and refreshing look at the complicated landscape facing young women as they navigate who they are, who they want to become and the obstacles that the
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by Misa Ramirez Lola’s seemingly easy first case as a private investigator soon turns complicated, as missing persons turns to murder. To make things worse – or better? – the case forces Lola to contact her long-lost crush who never knew she was alive in high school. This frolic offers plenty of twists, hum
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by John Hart When his twin mysteriously disappears, 13-year-old Johnny begins a relentless search to find her. The town sheriff keeps a close eye on him, but cannot pro­tect him from danger as Johnny digs deeper to the roots of an insidious secret that has preyed upon his small town for almost 100 years. A rich
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In 1872, a group of local Indian people paid a visit to the railroad crew who were laying railroad tracks between Red Bluff and Cottonwood. They came to see for themselves the black men who were part of the labor...
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by Erin Gruwell Teachers trained by Gruwell’s Freedom Writer’s Foundation share stories from the trenches. These stories are triumphant and tragic, illustrating that writing in an atmosphere fostering diversity, tolerance and communication transcends challenges faced by today’s teachers.
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by Jean Kwok Kwok’s realistic tale of 11-year old Kimberly, struggling as a new immigrant from Hong Kong, is riveting. Between her studies as a scholarship student at a presti­gious private school and her long hours at her aunt’s sweatshop, Kimberly navigates adolescence and the complex space between culture
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Rescue crews in Trinity County are helping hiker this morning injured while at a remote Trinity Alps Lake.
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Burglars broke into a Red Bluff church over the weekend, stealing enough guitars to start a band.
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Erin took a few shots of the event on Saturday at the Convention Center. It looks like there were a lot of vendors. Between her shots and the image at the RS, I saw no musicians as subjects, so we’ll assume the food was the center of a
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Warm, sunny days are expected most this week in Redding. Today should be mostly sunny, with a high near 92 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be mostly clear with temperatures dropping to 59. Similar forecasts persist through the work week until Friday, when the high should be 84, according
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Musty air filled my lungs as I walked down a narrow wooden staircase. Dim lighting revealed cobwebs as thick as cotton and discarded scrap metal rusted orange. The guide, a middle-aged woman in a lacy blue dr
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anewscafe.com readers Diane Hepburn, Cynthia Snyder and Dustin Salsi each won a pair of tickets to “Blues by the River” donated by Best Choice Home Improvements. Congrats to the winners, and thank you, Best Choice Home Improvements!
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Sailing Boat is still very popular after 14 years and consistently gets voted Best Chinese Restaurant in those polls certain publications run. The prices are low, servings are generous, the interior is clean and attractive, staff is friendly and service is quick. It’s very popular for banquets, parties, and
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It’s time once again for the Whiskeytown Relays, the 20-mile race in which four-member teams run all the way around Whiskeytown Lake. Sunday, September 19, will mark the 35th running of the Whiskeytown Relays, and race director Tori Parks is expecting about 100 teams to participate. Although the
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Up here in the mountains of Northern California, in Dunsmuir, population 1,800, we have our own social networking site. It’s called a farmer’s market. Instead of pointing and clicking, you browse and talk.
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In a quirk of city planning, you can’t actually walk to the River Trail — at last not directly and safely — from some of the neighborhoods closest to it, on the south side of the Sacramento River. As a walker heads for the white beacon that is the Sundial Bridge from downtown or the Kutras or Garden tra
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ANDERSON — Precipitated by the state’s budget crisis and the nation’s economic downturn, the Anderson City Council will change employment terms for its police union and formalize additional changes for the city’s management-level employees.
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As the north state’s rainy season approaches, bridge builders at the new Antler’s bridge crossing Lake Shasta at Lakehead are battening down their construction site.
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Marco Rincon of Happy Valley knew he couldn’t simply jump up onto a horse, grab a microphone and expect to belt out perfect notes.
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Just received this latest update from Palomino Armstrong, Honey Bandit's guardian angel. Please people, if you can help, please help. Honey Bandit needs our help. Palomino can be reached at 530-474-5197 or at 1palomino@frontiernet.net. Hi, Last night was pretty rough....
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North State in Brief: Sept. 13, 2010
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Today in History: Sept. 13, 2010
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The Foothill High School Football team continues to look sharp against nonsection opponents.
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The next practice probably can’t come soon enough for the Knights.
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The Redding Missfit Bandits continued their unbeaten streak Sunday by defeating the Sunrise Tornadoes of Sacramento 5-0 at the Redding Soccer Park.
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What: Grief: The Journey of Healing When: Sept. 15, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: Mercy Oaks, 2225 College View Drive, Redding, CA Cost: Free and open to the public All of us are touched at some time in life by death. Navigating the course through grief and learning to live again without
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Challenges in life come in a variety of shapes and sizes. We’ve all known them, battled them, been laid flat by them, and triumphed over them. Adversity is the tool that refines and defines our character. It builds for us the perseverance, the tolerance, and empathy to enlarge our tents and continue being a greater vessel
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From an AP story on rallies today on both coasts: ....In Sacramento, thousands of people poured into the former McClellan Air Force Base site; organizers of the "United to the Finish" rally expected between 25,000 and 50,000 people to attend....
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Firefighters threw a rope to a Redding man to help him up a steep slope above the Sacramento River in downtown Redding early this afternoon after a passing boater called 911 to report the man clinging to the cliff.
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Emergency medical crews are responding to the report of a bicycle crash in west Redding this morning.
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Own a comfortable chair. You only need one, and when you find it, keep it. If your spouse tells you it has become shabby and unsightly, resist the temptation to buy a new one. It often takes years to break...
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Those big, huge, black, noisy and smelly monstrous iron horses (the locomotive) began arriving in Shasta County as soon as the tracks were laid on the ground in 1872. The first train arrived in Cottonwood on June 27, 1872. It...
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Most abusers have sociopathic traits in their personality and by abusers I mean people who abuse in ways other than physical but also people who abuse physically.Their is an entire network of "professionals" that are prone to agree with, protect and assist the abusers with their task of punishing their ex-partner.
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Sunny skies over Redding today coupled with calm winds should bring a 93-degree day. Tonight should stay mostly clear, with the temperature dropping to 53 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Expect a similar forecasts to start the work week. Monday should have a high of 91 and low of 54, according to the W
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I had another great request to customize a DarcyArts creation. I love working with all you dreamers out there to create new things. Etsian Bieniestar asked for Kawaii eyes on her Curly Star and Pink Sprinkle Donut. They look great. Thanks, Bieniestar ♥. I will definitely be offering these in my shop for all you  love
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Phil Fountain is a cartoon
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 Homily on Luke 15: 1-10  In this Gospel reading we hear of Jesus dining with the sinners and tax collectors. And the Pharisee’s are scandalized by this, why?
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Firefighters this morning are at a quarter-acre vegetation fire near the east bank of the Sacramento River in Redding.
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We need a Redding city council majority with the experience to manage fiscal challenges, and an understanding of the needs of working families and their role in creating our quality of life. Pensions agreed to, by elected officials of all persuasions in the past, seem generous now, but many came at the expense of cost-of
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As a rule, the north state’s chronic feuds over dams and fish follow a reliable pattern: Power companies and irrigators want to dam and divert water for human use, while anglers and environmentalists want to let rivers take their natural course, as far as possible. The heated dispute among recreation groups over th
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Opponents of marijuana legalization complain that Proposition 19 could endanger workplace safety. Employers, such as Ed Rullman of the Best Western Hilltop Inn in his Aug. 15 Op-Ed, object that Proposition 19 has a clause protecting employees against discrimination for private, adult use of marijuana.
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Terry Jones is not a very intelligent man, and it’s hard to imagine the radical Muslim-hating Florida church leader acts under the guidance of anything more divine than his own ego.
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Before I begin, let me go on record that I am down with the whole idea of reducing reliance on fossil fuels. My motorcycle gets 45 mpg, my wife drives a hybrid, and we have recycled since freshman year in college, before recycling was convenient or easy. Since our nation seems obsessed with spending billions or more on t
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Diablo Valley beat host Shasta College 38-14 at Memorial Stadium on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
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Developer Jim Koenigsaecker calls it Theatre Square light — the urban mix of town houses, offices and shops in downtown Redding that the economic downturn forced his nonprofit to abandon in July 2009.
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Even though the flurry scurry to gather all the school supplies your kids needed to start with is over, there are always a few extras you need to fill in the gaps.
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An average family of five uses between 1,800 to almost 2,400 plastic sandwich bags per year. What’s more, over 20 million sandwich bags from school lunches end up in U.S. landfills.
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DUNSMUIR — Two groups on opposite sides of November’s recall election agree on one thing: Residents deserve to hear where the candidates stand. But the agreement may end there.
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About 100 people turned out Saturday morning at dawn in Redding to watch the Enterprise Lions Club Giant Flag on Bechelli Lane raised and then lowered to half-staff in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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Being crowned American Honey Queen is a pretty sweet gig, pun entirely intended.
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While state funding has declined during the past three years and teaching positions are eliminated across the north state, special education funding hasn’t been cut as deeply.
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Shasta County supervisors will vote Tuesday on whether to add $25,000 of tokens for use by low-income families to buy produce at the Redding Certified Farmers Market.
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Business spotlight: Pamela Jarvis/ Kutting Edge Hair Co.
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Today in History: Sept. 12, 2010
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Q: Howdy. I wonder if you could clear up something for folks who drive these mountain roads. Many times over the years, I’ve pulled out in a legal passing area (broken yellow lines) on a straight stretch to pass a slow-moving vehicle. Halfway through passing the slower driver, another car comes around the corner from the
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A red handle, a small white cross, a blade or two and foldout tools for the job — a Swiss Army Knife is an icon of utility and smart design recognizable the world over. Invented in the 1880s, and today still made exclusively in only two factories in Switzerland, the pocket knives are produced in dozens of varieties at a
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It is hard to realize that regular summer is passing and Indian summer is about upon us — truly my favorite time of the year. Maple and box elder trees are starting to change their colors up here on the Klamath.
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We are still trying to find our school morning rhythm at our house. It seems to be a consistent mix of madness and chaos with some grace and light moments thrown in here and there. Unfortunately, the chaos tends to usually outweigh the grace.
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It's not just that Democracy Now! got dropped from the schedule. This week comes word of several staff layoffs, blamed in part on the station's finances, which must be feeling the pinch in this recession. Developing.... And speaking of DN!...
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At the Redding Tea Party Patriots meeting. Here's an excerpt from an e-mail just received from the group's leader, Erin Ryan: "Monday is the city council debate with all of the candidates at our meeting. It will be a modified...
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Friends and neighbors have. Hear one neighborhood in west Redding (off Placer) had five cars hit in one night this week. It may sound obvious, but the cops'll tell you to be sure to lock your doors and don't leave...
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Grow some horseradish. Back of the chicken house is a good place to plant the roots. The chickens, in their everyday scratching, keep the weeds down but don't seem to bother the horseradish at all. Make horseradish sauce. ~Jerry Apps...
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. I just received the following email from Palomino Armstrong, the guardian angel of Honey Bandit. Please read what she has to say. If you can help, please, please do. Wow, what a day. Went to the vet for my...
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The AP runs a map of the US with each county colored for the stress it suffers. Worth a click to see how we rate. They say that which doesn't kill you makes you stronger, but we have to wonder.
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A possibly mentally ill man in Redding walked onto the diversion dam this morning on the Sacramento River in Caldwell Park and took his pants off.
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Great contest yesterday with lots of answers and lots of participants. Even required a "hint". Can't wait til next Friday.... The three historical features in the photo were the Sacramento Valley & Eastern Railway, the Pacific Highway, and the old...
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A biro. The brainchild of Hungarian journalist-turned-inventor Laszlo Biro. Read about it here. And here....
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About 100 people turned out this morning at dawn in Redding to watch the Enterprise Lions Club Giant Flag on Bechelli Lane raised and then lowered to half staff in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
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Ah, here are the things in my work space that caught my eye this morning in the mild light. I took special pleasure in this red, sparkly star as I rode the exercycle in the adjacent laundry room. I pulled the bike inside this week because it’s mostly been very cool, very early in the morning. Not [...]
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Mike Thiede gets excited about plants. “You will never guess what I just found?” he said in all excitement the last time I met with him - and he did not wait for me to answer or guess, but continued on describing to me
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It's going to be a beautiful late summer today in Redding. The National Weather Service predicts today will be sunny with a high near 90 degrees and calm breezes. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 56. Sunday is expected to be slightly warmer with a high near 92. The temperatures next week shouldn't top out
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This 1.3 acres backs up to a cascade on Churn Creek that sounds really lovely in season. This is one of our favorite Northern California neighborhoods. The home is a long ranch style with RV parking. It would appear to have a converted garage, and then another big gar
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Hear from Dan Martin of Lazy 69 Ranch near Round Mountain that his pastured free-range eggs are fetching $8 a dozen in the Bay Area these days in the wake of the egg scare and recall and people are happy...
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Earlier this summer vandals broke out the windows of the Siskiyou Arts Bus.
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It’s hard to blame REU's managers for exercising the rights state law grants them. Still, it illustrates just how far past the point of reason California’s labor laws for public employees have gone. This is, after all, a union of managers -- an oxymoron to say the least.
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When city hall reporter Scott Mobley called for a reaction to the paper’s database on city of Redding salaries and benefits, Mayor Patrick Jones sounded a bit like Capt. Renault in “Casablanca” — I’m shocked, shocked to find that city employees are paid so much here.
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Mercy Medical Center in Redding has launched an online gift shop for patients and their friends and families.
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A Siskiyou County Superior Court judge heard nearly four hours of arguments Friday about whether she should put a proposed ordinance banning water bottling and cloud seeding in Mount Shasta back on the November ballot.
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A Redding man convicted of murdering a Shasta County woman 22 years ago after he was linked to the crime through DNA evidence arrived for sentencing in Shasta County Superior Court Friday and told the judge he was too heavily drugged to understand what was happening.
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Jennifer Dunaj, 17, gathers plastic flamingos that she and other College Connection students from Shasta College placed in three yards in the Gold Hills neighborhood Thursday night. The prank was part of project where students in the program “flock” houses with the flamingos to raise money for school functions and scho
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A Redding woman who played a key role in the capital murder trial of a man sentenced to death in April for strangling another woman in 2005 has been ordered to stand trial for the same murder.
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Q: Monty, I enjoy your column. Hopefully you will find this question of interest, even though you have touched on it in the past.
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They give thousands of dollars in scholarships to local students. Their benches and shade structures give walkers a respite in Redding’s withering summers. And their donations keep many local nonprofit groups — from food banks to anti-drug programs — afloat.
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Today in History: Sept. 11, 2010
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Managers of the Redding Electric Utility (REU) notified the city this week that they will form a 62-member labor union, the Redding Electric Management Association.
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Clay Cavender accounted for six touchdowns as Shasta blasted Red Bluff 53-13.
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Clay Cavender accounted for six touchdowns as Shasta blasted Red Bluff 53-13.
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“Eleven hats to the ball.”
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Shasta High School volleyball starts 3-0 at PV tournament. Other prep football games covered.
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Today is the start of another junior college football season.
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A second-half West Valley surge was highlighted by an interception for a touchdown by Jesse Robbins with 33 seconds left as the Eagles upset Enterprise 28-21 at the Pasture on Friday.
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Redding police officers are looking for two suspects in connection with an attempted robbery Friday night at the Safeway on East Cypress Avenue.
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That Dodds Painting of Redding did in the past couple weeks on the downtown post office, which was looking badly weathered and showing its age. Love that royal blue trim -- and the eagle on the northeast facade. Clearly a...
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Congratulations go to Mr. Hwy 99 who guessed it correctly as the Sacramento Valley and Eastern Railway (aka SV&E), the Pacific Highway, and the old Pit River Bridge. He guessed it correctly twice, but I'll use his first guess at...
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by Arturo Perez-Reverte Hold on to your goros and settle in for some swashbuckling fun with this rivet­ing tale of 17th century Spain. Retired Captain Alatriste is hired to “take care” of two English travelers, but something about them stays his hand. This act of mercy thrusts him at odds with the In­quisit
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by James Shapiro While not contesting the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays himself, Shapiro examines why brilliant writers and scholars through time have, and still do, contest the validity of Shakespear­ean authorship. Using the controversy itself as a foil to examine issues of scholarship, authorship, inter
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by Bridie Clark Down-and-out-designer-wannabe Lucy Jo Ellis is transformed into the toast of the town in this sassy tale where Pygmalion meets modern Manhattan. As she trans­forms, she, of course is drawn to her tutor, socialite Wyatt Hayes IV. If their verbal sparring doesn’t kill them, they might live happil
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by Carlos Ruiz Zafón Franco’s Barcelona is evoked through dark, winding passages and secretive, col­orful characters in this intricate and tense literary adventure. At the age of 10, Daniel is shown the Cemetery of Forgotten Books by his bookseller father. The book he picks to read “The Shadow of the Wind,
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by Ben Yagoda Deftly using the New Yorker’s archives, donated to the NY Public Library in 1991, Yagoda created a sweeping, incisive history of what is arguably the most infl uential literary magazine in American history. Letters, cartoons, excerpts, editorial suggestions, writ­ers’ complaints about editing,
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by Lea Wait Antiques dealer Maggie Summer visits her friends in their newly purchased 18th century house on the coast of Maine. Soon, the reno­vations are interrupted by ghosts, car accidents and murder. As sleuth Maggie and her friend, Will, unravel the knots, they unearth the buried secrets of both the house
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by Christopher Benfey A charming look at the interwo­ven social fabric and the shared inspiration of post-Civil War American writers.
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by Hester Browne Betsy is the adopted daughter of the owners of one of London’s premiere finishing schools. Having moved to Edinburgh, she is called back to help resuscitate the old school. She replaces pearls and posture with credit card savvy and sushi etiquette, researching her origins and rekindling her cru
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Surprise! No one has correctly guessed the three historic things in the photo. Some have correctly guessed the road and the bridge, but the railroad name is wrong. So it's back to the drawing board everyone. I will post again...
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A Redding man convicted of murdering a Shasta County woman 22 years ago after he was linked to the crime through DNA evidence arrived for sentencing in Shasta County Superior Court Friday and told the judge he he was too heavily drugged to understand what was happening.
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Two cars were involved in a wreck in Lakehead this afternoon and a fight broke out after the crash.
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“Meet the Conditions” By Robert Lee Horttor
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Plants don't always play by the rules. Some are weirdly wonderful.
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Strawberries are a good crop for the Redding area. Here are a few tips for growing backyard strawberries.
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In response to the Bell scandal, the California League of Cities did its own survey of city managers' compensation. The league acknowledges it's not perfect or comprehensive, but it is interesting reading. Check it out. --- UPDATE --- I wouldn't...
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company crews quickly stopped a gas leak in south Redding this afternoon.
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So wrote now-former Trinity County Planning Commissioner Jim Jungwirth in his resignation letter, delivered yesterday. Politics aside, it's quite a statement about the state of Trinity County --- alas, far too long to publish in the paper, but well worth...
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Employees of the Redding Electric Utility (REU) submitted a filing of recognition petition with the city Tuesday to form a 62-member labor union, the Redding Electric Management Association (REMA).
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Homeowners Keep Your Home If your answer to any one of these questions is YES, please continue reading. This new program could very well make the difference for you in keeping your home. The program is called "Keep Your Home" and it will become available to struggling homeowners on Nove
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Name the three historic features in the photo Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! This photo contest might be a challenge. There are three important historic features in the photo. To win this contest, you must find all...
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Today, it's all about the mouse.Mighty Mouse.Your Video Friday:
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A few days ago we featured a listing “as cute as a button.” Here we have a foreclosed home located at Button Place. The place you go when you need to be as cute as can be. And this cutey has some nice a
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Sunny skies with a high temperature near 88 are in Redding’s weather forecast for today, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. The weekend should also be just as nice. Saturday’s forecast calls for a high temperature near 90, while Sunday’s high should be about one degree warmer. Sunny sk
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DarcyArts studio has a new map of the United States. Here, we will keep track of all the places Soft Boys, Big Donuts, Curly Stars and plush critters have gone. There is a map of the world, too. Watched over by my two favorite Brits — Brian Eno and Bryan Ferry. As it should be, doll. [...]
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Go to www.wonews.com or subscribe at wonsubs.com. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES SACRAMENTO RIVER, Red Bluff — Fly fishing for trout was excellent last week from Redding to Red Bluff. Dry fly action was especially good with the drop in flows to 8,500 cubic feet per second and c
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The prospects are dim but the process is right. The Obama administration is to be commended for structuring the latest rounds of Middle East talks correctly. Finally, we’re leaving behind interim agreements, of which the most lamentable were the Oslo accords of 1993.
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Greyhound’s shuttering of its vintage-1953 station on Pine Street in downtown Redding is bittersweet.
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Charges against a Redding man accused of kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old mentally disabled woman in January were dismissed Thursday as part of a plea deal in Shasta County Superior Court.
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RED BLUFF — A fire that caused about $200,000 damage to a Johnson Street home and forced the evacuation of nearby homes Wednesday was caused by a battery charger, Red Bluff fire officials said.
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Darla Lisenbee of Redding is the grand prize winner in the Big Deal Auto Sweepstakes.
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High school football is in full swing as today marks the third week of play. Already, there have been a few surprises with how some of the teams have fared.
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Today in history: Sept. 10, 2010
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Despite testimonials from supportive neighbors, Shasta County Planning Commissioners on Thursday unanimously denied a Palo Cedro couple’s application for a use permit to run a student housing development on their 7.91-acre property.
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West Valley’s schedule isn’t getting easier.
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Chicken tastes like everything. Good thing, since Shasta County’s low-income families are about to get about 21,000 pounds of the birds donated to them.
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A judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against the Gateway Unified School District that claimed district officials retaliated against its former chief business official for blowing the whistle on alleged improprieties by her supervisors.
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A spokesman for a national animal welfare group says he’s appalled at the condition of an emaciated foal a Shingletown woman has been caring for after it was found badly malnourished and beaten up last week while corralled as part of a wild-horse roundup on federal lands near Susanville.
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Despite a 4-6 record, the Shasta College Knights football team last year essentially was one win away from another bowl berth.
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Travelin’ in Time is a weekly look at historic places or people in the north state
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Charles “Charlie” Louis Chipley, an outspoken Shasta Lake City Councilman in the 1990s who helped oversee construction of the city’s senior center and helped spearhead numerous other community projects, has died.
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Kayakers and fly fishermen gathered Thursday in Redding to voice their concerns about possible changes to the water flows on the McCloud River.
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One of the principals of Southwest Paper USA, which is negotiating to buy 134 acres in Stillwater Business Park, has a long family history in paper products manufacturing that dates back to the early 1900s.
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The new Jewish year has begun and we're celebrating the arrival of 5771 with some glorious fall weather here in the North State. Our family will be feasting tonight, when we finally gather all the kiddos together - not an easy feat, between dancing, classes and work.Apples are traditional for Rosh Hashana, so I'
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This month's ArtHop is Saturday, Sept. 11 - 6 to 9 PM. Also join us for the kick-off at Vintage & After-Party at Vintner's Cellar, featuring Clearcut, plus a champagne reception and 8 p.m. lighting ceremony introducing the Market Street Promenade Art Project. Read on for details. The Kick-Off is Back! (Just this Month):
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There was an eerie feel at the Butte Street Greyhound bus station today. Lights were turned off. The iconic blue “Bus” signs hung, serving no purpose. Nary a passenger lingered outside the b
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I have been grieved, saddened, and even embarrassed lately by things I’ve seen and heard from fellow Americans.  For instance, telling Muslims not to build a mosque near Ground Zero. Aligning all of the Muslim faith with terrorism, is like branding all Christians as bad because of an abortion bombin
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The Shasta Builders' Exchange has a fine facility in its Training Center -- a big room that's the site of numerous civic meetings. While dropping in on those, I've noticed that the Training Center had some spare office space to...
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In the Anderson Valley Post and, most recently, here in the Chico alt weekly, Herger's primary opponent is keeping up the "Where's Wally?" drumbeat even though it's too late to help him....
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Clinton unloads on Jerry Brown here. Trouble is, it's 1992. But Whitman's campaign is hoping the "Brown doesn't tell the truth" charge will work in 2010....
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I don't know what the Redding Peace Officers' Association's sources are, but here's a weird item on the union's website: RPOA has learned that as recently as a couple of weeks ago (for the second time) 2 of the current...
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A judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the Gateway Unified School District that claimed district officials retaliated against its former chief business official for blowing the whistle on alleged improprieties by her supervisors.
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Investigators with the Redding Fire Department would like to speak with a witness who was spotted near a suspicious fire on Aug. 22 that burned down an unoccupied home.
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I should be reading through the Gemmill Thin Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement right now. At least some of the reasons why I can’t quite get excited about diving into that should be fairly obvious. The piper will be paid in full tonight, I suppose.Less apparent motives include a m
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A Redding man accused of kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old mentally disabled woman in January saw those serious criminal charges dismissed Thursday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Here's an article by Teresa Boardman, one of my all time favorite fellow real estate bloggers. She echoes a theme I've been been writing about recently. Well worth a read.
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RED BLUFF – A 45-year-old Gerber man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment after intentionally ramming with his vehicle a car driven by a Los Molinos man that included his two infant passengers, Tehama County sheriff’s deputies said today.
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On the drive to deliver Frank to school we saw the most beautiful skies.
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To walk eighty rods on a never before traveled trail is far more difficult than traveling five miles on a well-used road....
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FRENCH GULCH – Firefighters are responding this morning to a vegetation fire near here that may have been sparked by lightning hitting a tree.
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One of Erin’s friends suggested it’d be fun for her to be on the Bachelor TV show. I didn’t know much about the show. She asked me to help make an audition video, and here it is. It was unscripted, and Erin was pretty nervous in front of the camera. That much is clear. Still, she did go on to get furthe
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I knew that the Shasta Guild was developing its historic park out off Middle Creek Road. I did not know that, apparently, it's got an amphitheater that will see its first live show in just a few weeks....
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Here’s a Freddie Mac asset being sold. We recall it as a Short Sale from a few months back Guess that didn’t work out. It seems to have last sold in 2004 for $217K, and is thus
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I received the following heart warming email from Dr. Larry Farrell of Palo Cedro on "HoneyBandit" this morning. It was so touching I contacted Lauri Armstrong (HoneyBandit's guardian angel foster mother) for permission to post it here hoping it will...
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A car smashed into a light pole this morning in Shasta Lake as the driver tried to pull onto southbound Interstate 5 from Shasta Dam Boulevard.
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SHASTA COUNTY - People living with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, lung disease, chronic pain and others are invited to attend a workshop series that will assist them in taking control of their health.  The Healthier Living program is a six-week workshop that helps participa
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What: Whiskeytown Artist-in-Residence Jacqueline Moses When: Sept. 11, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant (Conference Room) 1790 Market St. Cost: Free to the public Whiskeytown National Recreation Area 2010 Artist-in-Residence Jacqueline Moses will present
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What: Two shows this week for Shasta Blues Revue When: Sept. 9, 7 p.m. Where: Lulu’s in Redding Cost: $10 When: Sept. 11, 7 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar It’s going to be a fun week this week for us. We’ll be warming up for Terry Hanck Band on Thursday 9-
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1. John Anderson 7:30 p.m. tonight, Cascade Theatre, Redding. Anderson has won Grammy, American Country Music and Country Music Association awards. Tickets $33-38. Go to the Cascade Theatre box office, call 243-8877 or visit www.cascadetheatre.org.
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Melissa Ulrich spent her first 18 years working on a farm in Missouri. Her family moved to Redding in 2003 when her father retired. This is his hometown and Ulrich’s current base camp before she leaps into her next adventure. A graduate of UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in English, Ulrich spent a year t
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Ask Jeff Garrett why his Jeff’s California Cattle Company restaurant was packed on a recent Friday morning and he’ll tell you it was more than the $3.99 chicken fried steak special.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park will send one exhibit out with much fanfare this weekend, while it gets ready to welcome two more exhibits.
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Emergency personnel are being sent this morning to a reported traffic accident in the Cottonwood area in which a small car is apparently wedged under a big rig and its occupants trapped inside.
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It was reported over the summer that the YMCA was rebranding itself, henceforth to be simply The Y -- which is of course what most people call it anyway. Shasta Family YMCA chief Al Boren explains the change in the...
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We were in Montecito a couple of months ago but never saw this "extreme home" as we roamed the country roads of this beautiful area. Of course, anyone building such stunning structures would probably design it for maximum privacy as it is the case of this house commonly referred to as "The Glass Pavilion", you'll see why
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Senior Portraits are roaring right now, have you booked your session yet? 530.223.5456
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So as you may have noticed we haven't been posting much, just don't have the time right now, but you can always friend us on Facebook by CLICKING HERE to see more updates! Here is an Enterprise High Senior for Class of 2011.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are charm, feast and robust.Charming
He sat, contemplating the feel of it, as it rolled off her tongue and through pouty, collagen-filled lips:Slack-jawed yokel.
The remnants of the Four Seas
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RED BLUFF – A fire that caused about $200,000 in damage Wednesday afternoon to a Johnson Street home and forced the evacuation of nearby homes was caused by a battery charger, according to the Red Bluff Fire Department.
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It should begin to dry up today in Redding following Wednesday’s storm with mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 78 degrees being predicted by meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. Friday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and a high near 85, while the weekend weather should be sunny wi
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The biggest event of the year in Palo Cedro – the Honey Bee Festival – is set for this weekend, September 11 and 12, at Bishop Quinn Catholic Center. Now in its 30th year, the Honey Bee Festival typically draws 5,000 to 7,000 people for two full days of live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, child
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What: Family 2nd Saturday - Meet Nature’s Insect Clean-up Crew! When: Sep 11, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Turtle Bay Exploration Park Beetles are very good cleaners, though not everyone thinks they are beautiful. Join museum docent Rich Hayes f
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In a recent article for anewscafe.com, “Bechelli Goes Bohemian: Redding’s Arty East Side,” I proclaimed Bechelli Lane “Redding’s East Side Arts District.” I will never revoke Bechelli’s
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“Get Outta Town” is your guide to weekend events in 11 State of Jefferson counties. Experience some of the events that the North State has to offer. This week’s A News Cafe “Get Outta Town” highlight is the Bargain Lovers’ Weekend in Ferndale, Humboldt County
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A month after its original planned opening, there are no signs of business at the North Valley Co-op in downtown Redding.
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Faculty at Shasta College requested for a second time Wednesday evening that the Board of Trustees address their dissatisfaction with the school’s administration.
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The West Valley girls tennis team was shut out by Orland 6-0 on Wednesday.
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Sept. 5-11 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Many misconceptions surround the issue of suicide. A better communitywide understanding of this issue can save lives and support those left behind by the suicide of a loved one.
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Have you ever been out somewhere when you hear a favorite song from many years ago? If you are like most people, it can bring you back to the time the song became a special one. You will vividly remember where you were, exactly how you were feeling, the excitement of a first kiss, or the roar of the crowd in reaction to yo
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Redding’s City Council will wait until after the November election before deciding whether to ask for concessions from the city’s top administrators.
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The West Valley volleyball team proved it knows how to close out a match with its four-set home win over Shasta on Wednesday.
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North State Marketplace: Sept. 9, 2010
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Lightning on Wednesday afternoon knocked out power to thousands near Anderson and in Lake California, caused a smaller outage in a north Redding neighborhood and sparked a small fire near Keswick.
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A motorcyclist being chased by police lost control of the bike and hit a minivan at the intersection shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to officer Kevin Kimple.
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A Burney woman who faces retrial in the shooting death of her husband 18 years ago had her bail reduced Wednesday.
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A Contra Costa County man was sentenced Wednesday in Shasta County Superior Court to eight years in prison after he was arrested in June on suspicion of trying to blow up his estranged wife with a hand grenade he had rigged to a door at their French Gulch vacation home.
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North State in Brief: Sept. 9, 2010
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Today in History: Sept. 9, 2010
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The deadline is quickly approaching for families who have past-due energy bills with PG&E. We sent out information a while back and many of you have already benefited from this program. There's still time to apply, APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 21, 2010
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Local real estate agent Erin Murphy made it to the finals for "The Bachelor" on ABC with this cute audition tape, which smartly blended a pitch for her as well as her listing in the Gold Hills subdivision -- and...
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Details are scarce as the city negotiates. Even so, the announcement that Southwest Paper USA, a somewhat mysterious start-up manufacturer of paper products, is considering investing in a major plant at Redding’s Stillwater Business Park is an extraordinary piece of good news.
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Letters to the Editor: Sept. 9, 2010
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Well, I know what question I’d ask President Obama at Friday’s news conference.
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I am not a shopper. I don’t like to shop. For whatever reason, I just never inherited that gene that seems to be somewhat inherent in the female half of our species. And when I say I don’t like to shop, I mean, AT ALL. Not clothes, cars, furniture, food… nothing. Today, resigned by the need of a few h
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Lightning this afternoon knocked out power to part of north Redding.
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Redding’s People of Progress (POP) has won a federal permit for a community radio station at 90.1 FM, its executive director said Wednesday.
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Here’s a good sized FDotD candidate at 1758 sq ft. It’s on a nice cul de sac.We recall
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In closed session Tuesday night the city council discussed the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce's interest in the now vacant Convention and Visitors Bureau, the concrete Nichols Melburg Rossetto-designed building at 777 Auditorium Drive. Here's what Kurt Starman e-mailed chamber...
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A few days ago we completed our toughest "In-Motion" Retreat Yet. We hiked 36 miles in 3 days wearing 40-48 lb backpacks.
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A Contra Costa County man was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to eight years in prison after he was arrested in June on suspicion of trying to blow up his estranged wife with a hand grenade he had rigged to a door at their French Gulch vacation home.
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The Redding Police Department would like to remind residents burglary is often a crime of opportunity and burglars aim for the easiest targets. You can greatly increase your protection against this type of crime by taking the following sensible precautions....
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What: Palo Cedro Honey Bee Festival When: Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Bishop Quinn Catholic Center, 21893 Old 44 Drive, Palo Cedro The Thirtieth Annual Palo Cedro Honey Bee Festival, sponsored by the Palo Cedro Community Park Committee, will be held
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What: Redding Community Choir Registration & First Rehearsal When: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: First Christian Church, 3590 Placer St. Like to sing? The Redding Communtiy Choir begins it’s Fall session September 14th. No audition necessary, just a desire to sing a var
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Hey, now we know. A senior aide for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) was arrested Tuesday for attempting to bring marijuana into the Hart Senate Office Building, according to U.S. Capitol Police reports....
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Contracting out at least some maintenance of city parks seems like a reasonable idea, and the city's Community Services Advisory Commission will take up the issue again at a meeting today, where the commissioners will discuss this report on just...
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Maybe this is just the ebb and flow of the news cycle, but it sure is interesting to see very conservatives sites like FlashReport and CalWatchdog writing about or linking to (as "must reads") the unflattering stories about GOP gubernatorial...
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Briefly chatting with Redding Police Chief last night, I asked how business was. "Busy," he replied. No kidding. No desk jockey, he....
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Start a journal. In it record the weather. Write down the activities of the day, the good and the bad, the joys and disappointments, and your feelings toward it all. As you write, a great load will often lift from...
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For years, borrowers utilizing loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration could apply for a refinance to lower their interest rate without all the headaches of full documentation and fees. Today, homeowners with FHA loans can take advantage of historically low rates with even less hassles.  Here are s
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A man wrecked a motorcycle in North Redding this morning after being chased by police.
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This story came to me years ago - undated and also without the newspaper name. One thing for certain though, it was published sometime after 1934 because it mentions the monument - the monument wasn't built until 1934. It's a...
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That would be Elaine and Lew Whitt (pictured), who ventured off the beaten track. Read about it here in Canada's Globe and Mail....
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SHASTA COUNTY - A one-time utility payment assistance is now available to families behind on their PG&E bill. Income-qualified families at risk for utility shut-off can receive up to $1,500 now through September 21, 2010 thanks to Temporary Energy Assistance for Families (TEAF), sponsored by PG&E and admi
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A 21-year-old Redding woman who was severely injured Tuesday in a single vehicle traffic accident remains this morning in critical condition at Mercy Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said.
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Emergency personnel are being sent this morning to a reported rollover traffic accident on southbound Interstate 5 south of Riverside Avenue.
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The DarcyArts studio was a busy hive as this solo bee finished three dolls over the last two weeks. The Mark Mothersbaugh custom for Jordan3000 was first. Then I received two more Soft Boy orders. Happy, happy. Joy, joy! First a Mick doll: This one with blue eyes. Dashing, pouty, eh? And then an Iggy: Nips and all. Mic
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the week, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s high temperature should be near 74 degrees. Thursday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and a high near 77 degrees, while Friday should be clear and bright with a high temperature near 84. The weekend forecast calls for sunny skies both
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17 New listings today on the Shasta County MLS. Parsons Realty provides the most current MLS listings straight to your email inbox. Click on the link below to see today's new listings.
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What: Bicentennial Latino Independence Day Fiesta at Anderson River Park When: Sep 12, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where: KC Grove in Anderson River Park If ‘World History’ wasn’t your favorite class in High School, then you’re probably unaware that the American Revolution of
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What: California Water 101 When: Sep 8, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: McConnell Foundation headquarters 800 Shasta View Drive What many say is the most important issue in California’s future is the focus of a free workshop, “California Water 101,” offered on Wednesday, Se
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Do you remember your first romantic kiss? I do.  I can still taste it.  I can tell you what I was wearing, what the occasion was, and of course who delivered that kiss to me.  I can remember the details of that moment in time as if they occurred five minutes ago.  Kisses are powerful and create moments to be r
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There is no more vexing public policy subject in California than water. I’ve inched into the subject numerous times over the years for a variety of publications, and I’ve nearly drowned every time. Essentially, California’s human population and the ecosystem need a lot more fresh water than the system is a
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Negotiations continue with a New England-based paper products firm that is interested in buying 134 acres in Stillwater Business Park.
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Dear Lynne: There are 27 basil plants in my yard. Please, can you take me beyond pesto? -- Angel in Indiana Dear Angel: Why does this sound familiar? OK, you know you can freeze basil by just washing a stem, letting it drip dry, stripping off the leaves, packing them in heavy-duty plastic bags and freezing. Break
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When people learn that you are an economist, they often want you to predict which way the economy is going. There seem to be more than the usual number of calls for such predictions lately. But an economist should be more aware than others are of how hazardous such predictions can be.
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Whether you think the Shasta Union High School District’s stymied drug-testing policy is a gross violation of students’ right to privacy or a sensible way to fight youth drug abuse, wouldn’t it be nice if the courts would give the district and the plaintiff students a final answer? If everyone could get
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Four people, including a 17-year-old boy, were arrested by Redding police early Tuesday after they were caught casing cars and homes in the area of Smith River and Yellowstone drives apparently looking to burglarize them, police said.
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The Redding City Council will wait until after the November election before deciding whether to ask for concessions from the city’s top administrators.
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The fourth annual north state Skate Series opens with its first event at the Redding Skateboard Park on Saturday.
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The high school football season is barely two weeks old, but many of the teams that reached last year’s section championship games are off to a rough start.
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Redding's new Social Security Administration building on Park Marina Drive will be the latest in town to use green energy ice machines hooked to its air conditioners to keep cool.
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If you would have asked me this question a week ago,  I would have said no.  Most landlords and property managers do not report your rental history to the credit bureaus unless you do not pay and they have to evict you. Last week I was working with a first time home buyer that had [...]
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Drunken driving arrests are down this year in Shasta and Tehama counties, according to the Avoid the Six Shasta County and Avoid the Five Tehama County Labor Day campaigns.
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge Tuesday postponed a defense request to ban cameras in the wrongful death case of a Redding couple and their teenage daughter who are being sued in connection with the 2008 alcohol-poisoning death of a 17-year-old Foothill High School junior.
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A community rally to kick off Redding’s Relay For Life 2011 will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Downtown Promenade.
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Honey Bandit has about a 50/50 chance of surviving into adulthood. On Tuesday the horse lay prone on a mat at Crossroads Veterinary Clinic in Anderson hooked to an intravenous bag of plasma.
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The Redding Redevelopment Agency took the next step on Tuesday toward the construction of a new downtown Shasta County courthouse.
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Sarah Reynolds of the Kutting Edge Hair Co. in Redding will be giving free haircuts for Locks of Love on Sept. 18.
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A group of Republican lawmakers has been pressing state prison officials to explain how a suspected white supremacist with a history of violent encounters toward police was placed in an inmate work camp and allowed to escape to Siskiyou County.
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The name of a Shasta Lake fiberglass plant is decidedly missing from a list of hot spots monitored by Shasta County air-pollution officials.
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Gunfire nearly struck a Red Bluff man sleeping in a tent this morning, according to the Red Bluff Police Department.
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Save for a random day here and there, the last couple of weeks have felt very much like early fall. When I was driving home late this afternoon, clouds scudded across the sky and the wind came up out of the south - here, a southerly wind usually means rain. The oak leavess are starting to turn from green to brown and drop t
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California is the second-leading producer of rice in the United States. According to the USA Rice Federation, California produces 17.7 percent of U.S. rice, following Arkansas, which grows 46.1 percent.
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September is National Rice Month, a commemoration started 20 years ago by President George H.W. Bush to honor rice farmers in the major rice growing states Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas.
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Long grain rice has a long, slender kernel three to four times longer than its width. Due to its starch composition, cooked grains are more separate, light and fluffy compared to medium or short grain rice.
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Joe Mathews writes that the Whitman campaign's attempt to pin the troubles of the early '80s economy on then-Gov. Jerry Brown has one problem: Bad is it seemed then, now it's worse. The Whitman campaign says that "Brown left California...
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Someone apparently thinks so. They've taken the time and effort to post three of these on YouTube. Clearly we have a drug problem (who doesn't?) but I can show you mug shots at the jail in Old Shasta, from way...
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I was looking forward to tonight's Redding City Council meeting after reading last week's story in which Mayor Patrick Jones called for top officials on the city staff to pick up their share of their CalPERS pension costs. What do...
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SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES DIVISION 744 P Street Sacramento 95814 Deputy Director-Greg Rose 916-657-2614 Assistant Deputy Director-Vacant 916-657-2614 General Information 916-651-8848 FACSIMILE (FAX) NUMBER 916-651-8866
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Since several people put out the OneWord prompt up on the Twitter stream, I’ll go with a Fiction in 58 today. Please enjoy.MetamorphosisThe itch starts just above his right wrist, where blue veins conjoin. He scratches idly, which only intensifies the feeling.He increases the pressure.Until t
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge postponed this morning a defense request to ban cameras in the wrongful death case of a Redding couple and their teenage daughter who are being sued in connection with the 2008 alcohol-poisoning death of 17-year-old Foothill High School junior.
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A 35-year-old Redding man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading no contest to 11 counts of identity theft.
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That's the premise behind this New York Times op-ed piece. Some have described the current housing dilemma as being akin having a tooth pulled slowly. Why not just crash housing it and get it over with? Why not indeed. Harsh medicine. The government is in fact propping up higher housing prices with various incentives. Bu
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We are informed this one is coming soon, but has no price yet. In fact, the locksmith had begun work on it as we left, so no interior shots. It needs cleaning anyway. The kitchen looks typical of the
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For more than five years now, consumers have had the ability to go online and get free value estimates of their home’s worth. However, some consumers and real estate industry professionals have expressed concerns the valuations are inaccurate and misleading. Reasons cited in a recent Sacramento Bee article include
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An unidentified 21-year-old Redding woman was severely injured and was on life support this morning at Mercy Medical Center in Redding after the car in which she was a passenger overturned on Old Oregon Trail at Old Oregon Trial North, California Highway Patrol officers reported.
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Four people, including a 17-year-old boy, were arrested by Redding police early this morning after they were reportedly casing cars and homes in the area of Smith River and Yellowstone drives to possibly burglarize them , police said.
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First and foremost, I must give major props and massive kudos to my Hunny, he, that spent so many hours and slung so much sweat out in the grueling sun to get the roof repaired and squared away on my "Studio" roof!  Please visit my Art blog [brokeneckstudio.blogspot.com]
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The server that hosts anewscafe.com (and many other sites) was down briefly Tuesday morning for reasons beyond our control. @*%&$@! So sorry. We apologize for any inconvenience and frustration. Carry on. Have fun. Go read to your heart’s content.
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I remember the Sears catalog that came each spring and fall, creating never-ending wishes, and eventually ending up in the little house back of the big house....
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Black Bart was an unusual holdup man. He had a grudge against Wells, Fargo & Co. and always robbed their stages. During a robbery, he was always polite, courteous, used good manners, never used foul language, and never shot anyone....
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How much weight would you give her "endorsement" of me if I were running for city council? Ditto letters to the editor from mothers, fathers, siblings or, in the instant case, girl friends of candidates? I guess if you're running...
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New listings to see on the Shasta County MLS. Parsons Realty provides the most current MLS listings straight to your email inbox. Click on the link below to see today's new listings.
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I dreamed of hanging out with Robyn Hitchcock the other night. We were in a very nice space, large rooms and curved areas as opposed to linear flat squares in the architecture. I felt very comfortable with Robyn. We seemed to be very comfortable friends. I was buying a print from him. I asked him [...]
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Mostly sunny skies with a high temperature near 87 degrees are in Redding’s weather forecast today, but there’s a 30 percent chance of showers on Wednesday, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Wednesday’s high should be near 73 degrees. Mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 79
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Who: Redding author Charlie Price What: Book-signing When: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11 Where: Barnes & Noble in Redding Details: Join Redding author Charlie Price in celebrating the publishing of his latest book, The Interrogation of Gabriel James, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 11th
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As a veteran home school mom and a leader in the local home schooling community, I'm often asked "What's the best curriculum for my kids?" My answer? "Seek Joy - everything else will follow."
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This is my final column about The Supremes - my twin’s beloved chickens.  Mary, Flo and Diana are dead. They were ripped to shreds by a pair of small dogs Saturday mornin
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It's natural to think of fancy gadgetry and computer programs when you think of innovation.
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Henry Luce would have been mortified. The founder of Time magazine believed Americans had a responsibility to stand up to the enemies of freedom and democracy. He saw the 20th century as "the first great American century." He would have wanted the United States to lead in the current era as well.
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In a rare show of bipartisanship last month, Congress approved a $600 million border-security bill to help cut off the flow of illegal immigrants.
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I would like to endorse Patrick Jones, Rick Bosetti and Gary Cadd in the upcoming Redding City Council race.
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Redding's Asphalt Cowboys will hold their annual barbecue Sunday at Lake Redding Park.
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What: Series of five workshops to applaude positive portrayals of mental health, promote understanding and help participants be heard. When: First workshop is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 8). An i
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A nonnative dove in a hunter's bag could help keep native north state doves in the bush. While bird hunters in the north state may shoot only 10 native mourning doves a day during dove season, said Patrol Lt. Scott Willems of the California Department of Fish and Game, they're free to kill as many of the possibly invasive
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An area along Boulder Creek north of WaterWorks Park will be the target of a cleanup hosted by Redding-based Shasta Land Trust.
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Shasta College volleyball coach Kelly Brazil has quite a bit of work to do this season. The Knights suffered two more losses at home Monday, falling to 0-4 on the season.
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The Shasta County Veterans Service Office has some good news for thrifty north state veterans. So far, nearly 70 Shasta County businesses have agreed to provide up to 20 percent discounts to veterans who patronize their establishments.
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Dan Lockwood and Jason Eatmon knew there was a market for their services. What the two tech-hounds weren't as certain about were the regulatory rules, payroll issues and tax laws that would affect their bottom line.
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In 1910: Delamar's last hotel was destroyed by fire. The Miners Hotel, Pittsburg Hotel, Fred Brooks' dwelling and half a dozen small edifices were consumed, making the total loss $6,600. The fire originated in the Miners Hotel.
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The annual Labor Day picnic at Anderson River Park took on a decidedly political tone Monday, with a host of local candidates seeking support from the 1,500 to 2,000 union members and their families expected to attend.
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Who was where at weekend events.
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We had a great time.  But now the feet have blisters, extremely tired from a 48 lb pack on my back while traveling 12 miles a day for the last 3 days, but I am sooooo spiritually nourished. 
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A fire in the center divide on Interstate 5 stalled traffic this afternoon near Red Bluff.
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Join HawkMan Studios, anewscafe.com and Vintner’s Cellar for THE ARTHOP AFTER-PARTY!! LIVE MUSIC BY CLEARCUT THE ART OF WINEMAKING, GRAPE STOMPING, HOSTED APPETIZERS, WI
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Growing up in Colorado, Stephen developed an enduring fascination with the incredible scenic beauty and the dramatic skies of the Rocky Mountains. His step mother’s father was a Russian immigrant w
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The Mount Shasta Tinman Triathlon at Lake Siskiyou has a lot going for it -- gorgeous setting, friendly people and excellent course that's short enough to tempt even non-hardcore endurance athletes to give it a try.
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Mount Shasta Tinman Triathlon Lake Siskiyou, CA September 5, 2010 Place, Name, Age, S, City, Time Category ===== ======== ===== =================== ==== = ================== 1. Jack Calhoun 20 M San Francisco CA 01:03:39 SOLO 2. Trev
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This past week has been by far the most challenging in my path to wellness so far. The physical challenges have mounted.A seemingly incurable headache that is at 69 days and counting.Nausea. Vomiting. Dry Heaves.Diarrhea.Hair Loss.Dizziness.Difficulty concentrating.Nightmares.
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Firefighters contained a half-acre blaze caused by an abandoned campfire in a transient camp in south Redding this morning.
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Exchange work with a neighbor, but don't worry about exchanging money. If your neighbor helps you for half a day, expect to help him half a day. It doesn't matter the task. Don't worry if you believe a half day...
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Take the day off like she says. You don't labor on Labor Day. Enjoy yourself and have a great day!...
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Red Bluff police say a drunken driver crashed his pickup truck into a utility pole early Sunday morning, knocking out power to part of the town before running away from the wreck.
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A small vegetation fire in Happy Valley threatened two structures this morning, but the fire was quickly contained.
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An arid summer is a fact of life for North State gardeners. It’s the dry side of our Mediterranean climate. But ever-increasing awareness around the need for water conservation and creative use and re-use of water (as well as
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20 new listings on the Shasta County MLS today. Parsons Realty provides the most current MLS listings straight to your email inbox. Click on the link below to see today's new listings.
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Labor Day is going to be pleasant but gusty. The National Weather Service predicts sunny skies today with a high near 93. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
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Didn’t get a bailout? Sorry.
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Attendees of the artists reception for Siskiyou Arts Council’s TREES show voted Jill Gardner’s mixed media sculpture with silk and sparkle, Transanimation II, pictured above, the “Best of Show” award. Jill says of her work, “I had
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LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK - The first 1.3 miles of the popular Lassen Peak trail opened Friday following a 10-day helicopter operation to haul rocks to the mountainside.
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Two women and four men have filed applications for the Redding School District board position that opened up
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Already-lean north state local government has begun asking public workers to dig into their own pockets to avoid any more layoffs or service cuts.
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Today in History: Sept. 6, 2010
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The Foothill High School football team is taking it to out-of-the-area teams again.
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A fire burned a home Sunday night in the 7000 block of Granada Drive near Woodcrest Drive.
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The Redding Select American Legion team edged the South County U16 Sun Devils 6-5 on Sunday at the Chico Labor Day Tournament.
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Americans are an industrious people. They like to work. And they are unhappy when they can’t — as shown with the unrest over the current 9 percent-plus unemployment, a rate many countries would take in a second.
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Letters to the Editor: Sept. 6, 2010
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The Founders who met in Philadelphia and signed the new federal constitution of the United States in 1787 knew they were engaged in a great experiment.
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A fire burned a home tonight in the 7000 block of Granada Drive near Woodcrest Drive.
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It’s a sad day when we see the foreclosed home of friends on display here as FDotD. Sigh. Well, this cute bungalow was once a much loved project, but is now waiting for new owners to love it again. You, perhaps? We like the curves and angles, and the hardwood floors of
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I moved the table into the shade and it was pretty pleasant by the time we got around to eating...Hydrangeas and amaryllis on a little Ikea table on my front porch..
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A woman who reportedly fell from a raft into the Sacramento River near the Cypress Avenue Bridge has been rescued this afternoon.
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A fire reported in the 4000 block of Shasta Dam Boulevard has been contained.
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Today is the first day of something new. Starting today, I'll begin posting words of country wisdom from years ago that will give us a glimpse of what life was like. I've been collecting words of wisdom and quotes for...
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Would you believe that's Judge Eaton (in his younger years) holding the old iron door open for Mae Helene Bacon Boggs at Shasta? Yes, that's him! He knew Mrs. Boggs well, as did his family. I love telling people about...
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Andrea Charrion and Doni Greenberg will take to the radio airwaves today on KCNR 1460 a.m. from 11 a.m. until noon. Do you have a cooking question for Andrea? Do you miss her Marathon Bars? Lines will be open and live
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I have a new roof, most of my stuff unpacked and will get my table put in tonight!  I want to get some things done before the weather turns bad!  I do not know exactly what I am going to do for my frames yet but I have confidence that I will find a way! :)  I actually went out yesterday and mixed some prep an
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The number of people arrested in Shasta County over the past two weeks on suspicion of drunken driving reached 69 as two more people were arrested Friday and Saturday.
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Expect sunny skies today, with a high near 89, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be clear, with a low around 61. Temperatures should warm slightly for Monday, with a high around 93 and an overnight low of 60. Expect the weather to start cooling by Tuesday as the high temperature reaches only 84 and a
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 A downtown movie theater is closing in one Sacramento Valley town, and a downtown theater in a different town appears on the verge. The State Theater in downtown Woodland will close on Labor Day after 73 years. The even older Colusa Theater
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It’s down to the Iggy on the Soft Boy orders I have been creating over the last two weeks. I had three going simultaneously. Today I give Iggy hair, my favorite thing – big hair. Iggy also gets nipples. They are like little pink flowers. When embroidering the Soft Boy faces an interesting effect comes out [...]
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What: Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm Family Farm Day: Tomatoes & Grapes Tasting, Sales and Farm Tours When: Monday (Sept. 6), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm Take Knighton Road off-ramp, go east, make a left on Mohegan, a right on Osceola. Brunch at the Fa
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Phil Fountain is a cartoonist,
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Charlie Brown is currently on restriction at our house. Perhaps we're the only family in the world who's had to ban this fairly benign and sweet comic figure from their children, but that's where we're at.
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm leaving for college this week and am nervous about finances. I have taken out loans, a grant helps with my dorm and tuition, but there's not enough to cover everything. Through high school I had to pay my own bills, so I don't have savings. I am leaving with $100, a laptop and my bicycle, hoping to
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We might as well have had a baby. After all, we've gained a son without pregnancy or labor pains. Yes, daughter June and beau Ernie have already tied the knot.
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hen our kids were much younger, and we were stationed in Verdun, France, Cindy and I would hire a baby-sitter and go over to Neunkirchen to see our friends, the Kovacics, who were stationed in Germany.
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Here's hoping that all is well with you and yours. During our last visit we had spent two days at El Mirage dry lake beds reconnecting with friend Paula who was attempting to break a speed record in her 1932 Ford roadster. She did just that and we said our goodbyes.
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The Shasta Public Libraries is committed to lifelong learning and life enrichment through skills enhancement. The Shasta Literacy Program is based at the Redding Library, but also functions in both the Anderson and Burney branches. The Literacy program assists area adults with a variety of educational needs. The program
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Here are tips to check for vision problems in your kids.
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At Redding-area eyeglass stores, teenagers looking for trendy eyewear have been trending toward thick, plastic-framed glasses. About half of the teenagers who need some type of corrective lenses opt for contacts, according to an optician at Site for Sore Eyes in Redding. Colored contacts are popular, too, but the trend of
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It's become a parent-child struggle every Saturday morning for generations: "Don't sit so close to the TV" But what if your child needed to sit just a few feet away from the screen in order to see their favorite cartoon characters? For thousands of kids, something as simple as being nearsighted can turn into poor grades o
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A Sept. 12, 2010, wedding is planned by Cheryl Smith and Ugurhan Baydar, both of Redding at the home of the bride's parents. The bride-elect is the daughter of Chuck and Dawn Smith of Redding. She graduated from Shasta High School in 1997. After attending Shasta College, she graduated in 2006 with a degree in science in ho
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The California First-time Buyer Tax Credit has ended, but the New Home Credit still is available.    Earlier this month, the California Franchise Tax Board announced it is no longer accepting applications for the state's First-time Buyer Tax Credit, but it will continue to accept applications for th
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History is full of people and groups who, having achieved great success, didn’t know when to call it good and wound up bringing misery on themselves.
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The prospect of building a Muslim mosque just a few blocks from ground zero is cringe-worthy.
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I would like to take this time to commend the Record Searchlight article with reference to the Heart Center at Shasta Regional Medical Center.
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It’s the start of school again, and time for every adult to take this solemn pledge:
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The guest opinion by Alder Snyden on public safety pay and pensions (“Overtime, Pension Rules Burn the Taxpayers,” Aug. 22) twisted facts to make an otherwise valid argument, namely, public sector pensions can’t be sustained at current levels and must be scaled back.
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The Foothill High School football team beat Edison 34-6 tonight in the second game of the Kia NorCal Classic that was played at Shasta College's Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Deer Valley beat Paradise 20-10.
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Six people have applied to fill the seat on the Redding School District Board of Trustees vacated when a board member resigned after his wife was charged with stealing from the district and a parent club.
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RED BLUFF — Former Tehama County Sheriff Lyle Williams, who served as sheriff from 1954 to 1974, died Friday morning at his Red Bluff home.
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A Redding man puzzled and worried police, firefighters and paramedics Saturday morning after he climbed a tall maple tree in a downtown-area residential neighborhood and would not come down.
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Mercy Medical Center Births: August 2010
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Q: Hi, Monty. I notice some drivers hug the center line on two-lane roads and highways, while others hug the outside edge. And some wander from side to side, usually within their lane, but sometimes not. And some ride down the center of the lane. What can you say about where it’s safest to drive within the lane? Also, on
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Today in History: Sept. 5, 2010
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Q: I know you can’t bait bears but can I use any scents (liquids or sprays)?
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Enterprise High School junior Domenic D’Acquisto smashed his own course record in winning the boys race of the Bill Springhorn Classic at Shasta College on Saturday.
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Local high schools and colleges in the north state rely on a variety of sources for athletic training needs, but they mostly use outside contractors.
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A 1- to 2-acre vegetation fire is burning late this afternoon just outside Hayfork near Highway 3 and Big Creek Road in Trinity County.
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This is the first long weekend we've had in months. Today it's hot but is supposed to cool down noticeably tomorrow and for the foreseeable future after that, maybe even a chance of a little rain midweek, which would be very welcome.Kitten and MomCat are doing fine. The kitten is now named Sapphire and MomCat is
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RED BLUFF – Former Tehama County Sheriff Lyle Williams, who served as sheriff from 1954 to 1974, died Friday morning at his home.
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In closed session on Tuesday evening the Redding City Council will discuss a very preliminary offer by the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce to buy the recently vacated Convention and Visitors Bureau, the NMR-designed concrete building at 777 Auditorium Drive....
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A two-acre grass fire off Gas Point Road near McAuliffe and Foster roads was quickly contained this morning after equipment sparked the blaze, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
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A Redding man puzzled and worried police, firefighters and paramedics this morning after he climbed a tall maple tree in a downtown-area residential neighborhood and would not come down.
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Steve Sellers contacted me via email about Whiskeytown. He has sent me family photos, a great photo of Whiskeytown in the early 1900s, and has given me permission to post portions of his emails and the photos. If you'd like...
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Fannie Mae issued a news release that warns servicing companies that Fannie will be monitoring all delinquent loans to ensure that foreclosures are being processed within a timely manor.  The main purpose of the Fannie Mae announcement was to make the servicing companies aware of Fannie’s intention to get all non-per
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The photo is just a small portion of the historic 1860s Winsell Ditch that supplied the water that moved the waterwheel to operate the Balls Ferry Flour Mill. The ditch took water from Battle Creek near today's Coleman Fish Hatchery...
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Today’s FDotD looked familiar. We showed it a couple of times in 2009. Back then it was listed as 28269 Alpine Way, and thi
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The three-day Labor Day holiday weekend began Friday with seven people being arrested overnight on suspicion of driving under the influence in Shasta and Tehama counties, law enforcement officials reported this morning.
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Susanne Baremore wants to (blank) with (blank) at (blank). Legitimate offers only, please. :-PLast week, just for giggles (cuz my sense of humor is ESSENTIAL to getting through life these days…), I posted this on my Facebook page. The typical sophomoric discussion ensued, which was, in and of itself a
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An unidentified Tehama County student has been diagnosed with whooping cough and students attending Corning High School and Richfield School may have been exposed to the bacterial disease, public health officials have announced.
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OMG! Kat von D said she thinks Jesse James is the “One.”  Yeah, the one that will cheat on you, too. I don’t think Kat really cares. She’s pretty motivated to keep  things temporary. The Huffington Post has big photos of the pair at the opening of  Kat’s Wonderland Gallery. Von D’s n
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14 new listings on the Shasta County MLS today. Parsons Realty provides the most current MLS listings straight to your email inbox. Click on the link below to see today's new listings.
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Sunny skies and a high temperature near 98 degrees are in Redding’s forecast today, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Meanwhile, Sunday’s weather calls for sunny skies and a high near 87 degrees, as well as 10 to 15 mph winds with gusts as high as 20 mph. Labor Day should be sunny with
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If you have a legitimate complaint about Dr. Reid McKellar please send it now, you can go to the website, www.psychboard.ca.gov, in the quickhits category on the left it will say "filing a complaint with the BOP."Click on it and you will be led step by step through the process.From what "Blind Bulldog" and "CPPA
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In Hollywood, sequels often fall flat in comparison to blockbuster originals.
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When it comes to out-of-area competition, the Cougars are masters of the Northern Section.
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Clay Cavender threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as the Wolves pounded host West Valley 33-14 on Friday at The Pasture
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Enterprise took advantage of eight turnovers to shut out Anderson 21-0 at the Hornets Nest on Friday.
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A former volunteer firefighter with the Anderson Fire Protection District pleaded no contest Friday in Shasta County Superior Court to assaulting his ex-wife.
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A Redding man is leaving this weekend for Korea, his second trip there at government expense.
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A bill aimed at quieting motorcycle exhaust awaits Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s signature.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s “Walk on the Wild Side” animal show is carefully plotted, well-rehearsed and precisely timed — with an undercurrent of chaos.
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The two men hoping to earn spots on the Mountain Gate Community Services District Board have a lot in common, starting with their first name.
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Today in History: Sept. 4, 2010
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Before I get started with this next issue, does it sound just a little bit quieter here in Redding? I’m thinking just a few decibels lower thanks to one of my Harley friends trading in his ol’ Harley for a new one with a lawful exhaust system. He no longer needs to ride with ear plugs, and he can even ride in the lead
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SHASTA LAKE — Shasta Lake’s public works inspector has filed a claim against the city, saying Councilwoman Dolores Lucero abused her authority and violated his civil rights by seeking personal information about him for an unauthorized criminal background check.
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A pair of scissors can make all the difference if you’re on parole or probation, stuck in an ankle bracelet and willing to risk the consequences.
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A 24-year-old Red Bluff man was killed in a wreck on I-5 early Friday morning in Tehama County.
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For the second straight year, CrossFIT Redding members will be raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, LIVE- STRONG and the CrossFIT Foundation.
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The Shasta Wolves have a 27-7 lead at halftime in tonight's football game against the West Valley Eagles.
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A June 25, 2011, wedding is planned by Sara Cassidy and Brian Flynn, both of West Sacramento, at the Cassidy family home in Hayfork. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike and Sandra Cassidy of West Sacramento. She is a 1994 graduate of Hayfork High School and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in communication design
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Fences and deer-resistant plants are some of the better strategies for dealing with hungry deer in home landscapes.
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Upcoming events include Native Plant Society's fall sale and Rose Society's October show.
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Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig offers tips on growing cilantro in the north state.
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Here’s a nice looking home in a terrific northwest Redding neighborhood. We took this shot above while driving out to the FDotD on Americana a few days ago. We are provided with a large number of
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A traffic accident that seriously injured a motorcyclist today was apparently caused by drunken driving on the part of another driver, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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"rthx" is our winner! He guessed it correctly at 10:31 as Dr. Winsell's water ditch. Dr. Winsell owned the land where the ditch originated on his property at Battle Creek. The ditch carried the water all the way to the...
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Lassen Volcanic National Park opened the trail up Lassen Peak today to the Grandview area.
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For the 10th time in the last 11 weeks Freddie Mac reported a decline in fixed rate mortgages.  The average interest on a 30 year fixed was 4.32% down from last weeks 4.36%.  Economists credit the week economy and high unemployment rates. As separate report from Bankrate, which is based on data provided by the [...]
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Q. Any nation created for the benefit of a single religion — Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, etc. — potentially creates “second class” citizens who do not follow the state religion. Should that be a basis for opposing the right of those states to exist? Nations are not created to benefit a religion, although s
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A former volunteer firefighter with the Anderson Fire Protection District pleaded no contest today in Shasta County Superior Court to assaulting his ex-wife.
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Wedged snugly in between store fronts at 2915 E. Center St. Anderson. There is a nice little district that looks like it recently underwent some really great refurbishing efforts, Viola', I found it!  Well, to be perfectly honest, I had been there before, I just didn't realize it until I went there again
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The National Association of Realtors reported yesterday that the Pending Home Sales Index showed a 5.2% increase in Pending home sales from last month.  This was an unexpected jump, some analysts were expecting another monthly drop in home sales. Despite the good news, National Association of Realtors chief economist Lawre
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What is the historic name of this 1860s ditch? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you're the first person to guess the historic name of this 1860s water ditch, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River...
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A phony surveyor is calling people in Redding, claiming to work for the city and trying to collect personal information from them.
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Authorities caught a suspected burglar in the act Thursday afternoon and believe the man might be responsible for a string of residential break-ins over the last several weeks.
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Home prices in Redding have finally reached levels where more people can qualify for a loan.  In fact, there are many homes available that can be purchased for less than the cost of building new.  You can verify this by searching “properties for sale in Redding” and all other cities in Shasta County.  I think [...]
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14 new listings on the Shasta County MLS today. Parsons Realty provides the most current MLS listings straight to your email inbox. Click on the link below to see today's new listings.
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Somehow I don't think this is gonna fly with noise-sensitive Parkview resident Bill Ulch. See what you think....
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California Highway Patrol officers and police headed to Lake Boulevard near Oasis Road in north Redding this morning after drivers called 911 to report that there was a man jumping in front of their cars
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A fly fishing workshop near Burney, sponsored by BOW. From the Napa Valley paper: Contrary to traditional belief, the world of the outdoors is not only the domain of men. Activities like fishing, hunting and shooting are gaining more and...
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An old friend drove his mustang down the 5 freeway, from Santa Maria, then a small cowboy, barbecue town, to Orange County. He listened to Devo’s Freedom of Choice all the way. The whole time making the custom Devo “Whip It” era doll I thought of Doug Nunez. He loved that album. I loved it, too. Tell [..
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"You mean the guy that drove truck in Smokey & The Bandit?"No, I mean Jerry Reed Hubbard, country music singer, guitarist and songwriter.We were talking over the campfire, music provided by guitar and mandolin, and the topic got around to influences.And not surprisingly, Jerry Reed's name was thrown ou
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Today is likely to be the last triple-digit day for a while. The National Weather Service predicts that today will be sunny and hot with a high near 101 in Redding. Tonight, temperatures will drop to 66 degrees.
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A vacation, by definition, should be a reprieve from the everyday, a time to refresh, recharge and have an adventure. It can be a time to repair loosened human connections, put the world back into perspective or recover gratitude for the things that make up our routines. August was all of these things. My partner,
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A 24-year-old Red Bluff man was killed in a wreck on Interstate 5 early this morning in Tehama County.
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When President Barack Obama introduced the first budget of his presidency last February, he piously observed: “There are times where you can afford to redecorate your house, and then there are times when you need to focus on rebuilding your foundation.”
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The tea party is quick to say they’re a grassroots movement. Do all grassroot movements have billionaires bankrolling them? I’m referring to the Koch brothers, who are totally pro-business, but also anti-Social Security, government regulation, any government program that helps the elderly or poor, which of course inclu
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Many have charged that President Obama’s decision to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan 10 months from now is hampering our war effort. But now it’s official. In a stunning statement last week, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway admitted that the July 2011 date is “probably giving our enemy sustenance.”
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The Foothill High School girls tennis team slipped past Shasta 5-4 on Thursday.
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Last week I previewed small school prep volleyball from my first look at the teams at the Shasta College small school scrimmage.
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One thing Shasta doesn’t do under coach Aaron Gingery is lose consecutive games to start the season.
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Fire crews quickly extinguished a grass fire in Anderson Thursday morning.
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A 49-year-old Redding man with a history of indecent exposure convictions was arrested Wednesday morning after a neighbor called police saying the man was on his porch, masturbating while nearby children were walking to school.
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Officials still haven’t determined the cause of the Cottonwood fire that destroyed three homes Wednesday, and at least two neighborhood residents have been hospitalized as a result of the blaze.
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A 28-year-old Shasta County man who served a 41-month federal prison sentence for burning a cross on a black family’s lawn in Anderson in 2004 is going back to prison.
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SACRAMENTO — An appellate court on Thursday upheld a ruling by a Shasta County Superior Court judge who issued a preliminary injunction last year against the Shasta Union High School District that ordered it to stop drug testing nonathletes.
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The Redding Ink Tattoo Convention will return Sept. 17-19 at Big League Dreams sports park on Viking Way.
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The U.S. Department of Commerce is extending the disaster declaration for California salmon fishermen because of low numbers of spawning Chinook salmon returns on the Sacramento River.
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Shasta High’s first home football game won’t be at home. And it won’t be homecoming.
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Local gun rights advocates cheered this week as three proposed gun and ammunition laws died in the state Legislature.
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A new neighbor for Trader Joe’s and a bank resurrecting its plans for growth in Redding highlighted building activity in August.
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Today in History: Sept. 3, 2010
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Jeff Hostetter has found a bicycle-sized loophole in Redding’s sound truck law.
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A New England-based “eco-friendly” paper products producer may buy 134 acres at Stillwater Business Park for a manufacturing plant.
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KIXE is celebrating the premiere of “The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That” kids series with a special primetime broadcast at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6. The family-friendly broadcast, which will include some special in-studio guests and other surprises, is intended to introduce the new Dr. Seu
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From a review of a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in the Eugene newspaper. "American Night: The Ballad of Juan José" is by Culture Clash, a performance trio based in Los Angeles....Culture Clash's sharp but good-hearted humor informs the...
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SACRAMENTO — An appellate court upheld today a ruling by a Shasta County Superior Court judge who issued a preliminary injunction last year against the Shasta Union High School District that ordered it to stop drug testing nonathletes.
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An art exhibit opens in Red Bluff; a singer performs in Corning and the Blackberry Music Festival is this weekend in Mount Shasta.
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When the news of the California Gold Rush reached China, the Chinese, like other people from around the world, were attracted to the lure of gold. They came here during the 1850s to find gold, make a quick fortune, and return home to China, or, earn enough money to pay off their debts and support their families who still l
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SACRAMENTO – A federal grand jury indicted today a 58-year-old man for allegedly growing marijuana in the Lassen National Forest in Tehama County.
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A New England-based “eco-friendly” paper products producer may buy 134 acres at Stillwater Business Park for a manufacturing plant.
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That would be frequent redding.com commenter "BuzzFedderjohn" on yelp.com. Guy can be a riot -- everything from how to "meet chicks" at the Redding Dog Park (he wishes) to his no-punches-pulled reviews of local eateries. Check him out here....
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Firefighters quickly put out a small grass fire at Shasta High School this afternoon.
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Firefighters on Wednesday contained a 20-acre grass fire that injured at least three people and burned four mobiles homes near Highway 99 in Corning, the Associated Press reported.
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Many people, even those who are not or do not intend to be vegetarians, are interested in vegetarian cooking as at least part of their diet.
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The U.S. Department of Commerce is extending the disaster declaration for commercial California salmon fishermen due to low numbers of spawning Chinook salmon returns on the Sacramento River.
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Sheriff deputies were searching for a burglary suspect this afternoon in Palo Cedro and apparently found him.
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Fire crews are responding to the report of a grass fire in Anderson.
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As discussed in this recent post I’m into the new season of LA Ink. I was foolishly hoping that the drama between Cory Miller and Kat von D would smooth out but I guess the powers that be thought ” what’s reality TV without a train wreck?” Kat was embarrassed, the help was bummed, Cory was working
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As work progresses on the new Beverages and more (better known as BevMo!) store in Redding, the retailer is locked in a war of words with unions over a move to organize at its Oakland store. According to news reports, BevMo! workers gathered on Aug. 12 at the Oakland store to protest takeaways and announce a move
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1. Inter-Mountain Fair Today through Monday. Inter-Mountain Fair grounds, McArthur. Country star Aaron Tippin headlines with 8 p.m. show Saturday ($25 grandstand; $30 Festival). Friday’s highlights include the Intermountain Bull Bash at 7 p.m.($14) Sunday’s Destruction Derby begins at 7 p.m. ($12 and $11 for under
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Photographer Dennis Halkides, an attorney by day, fits photography in when there is time. He’s been making a lot more time for it the last several years. Halkides entered his first competitions while in college and took first place in both the World Book Encyclopedia and U.S. Camera competitions. Through the ‘90s, Halki
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As I watched the New China Restaurant fill up at lunchtime on a recent Monday, I wondered if I had somehow missed the economic turnaround in Redding. But when I got the check after our leisurely meal, I realized what was going on. My girlfriend and I shared orders of General Tso’s chicken and garlic green beans –
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This bar has a long history and even played a cameo role in a Hollywood western.
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An elegant evening of art, food and wine will help support an animal welfare organization.
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Remember "It's the economy, stupid" -- James Carville's mantra during the 1992 presidential campaign? Patrick Jones and Rick Bosetti are hoping Redding voters will be similarly focused -- on city salaries, pensions and total compensation. My guess: Fears over cuts...
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20 new listings on the Shasta County MLS today. Parsons Realty provides the most current MLS listings straight to your email inbox. Click on the link below to see today's new listings.
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It's not about our community's health. Turns out he's a baseball fan. His team? The Toronto Blue Jays. Here's his recent question to the baseball columnist at the Star and Richard Griffin's response: Q: I like the progress of the...
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It's too early in September to draw any conclusions about the prior month, but we can't help looking. And it looks rough. We'll guesstimate 20 or so fewer home sales this month than last in our immediate area. It's only going to get slower as we head into winter.
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OneWord is a prompt that counts on brevity and quick-thinking. Click, word, write. For 60 seconds.Today's word? Trees.Alder saplings, thick, dark, hot, snap at him like whips from every direction. He’s had to move through the trees, quickly, since hearing the final screa
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A 49-year-old Redding man with a history of sex offense was arrested Wednesday morning after a neighbor called police saying the man was on his front porch, masturbating while nearby children were walking to school.
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From MtShastaNews.com: McCloud, Calif. -- The historic Century House Inn and Museum, formerly the old McCloud Hospital, and 1.8 acres went on the auction block Saturday morning at in a foreclosure sale in McCloud. The starting bid was set at...
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Our 600th post! Actually, this is our 601st post. We had no idea we’d be doing this when we started out almost 2 years ago. Just look at all the foreclosures. Scrolling back through the posts here is like a daily diary of pain and recovery. Surely, history will look back on this REO era and shake it&
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Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and Republican challenger Carly Fiorina engaged in a sharp exchange Wednesday over who is best suited to guide the country out of recession, with the challenger blaming Boxer for policies "that are devastating the state."
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The next couple of days will top out over 100 degrees, but then things will cool down considerably in time for the Labor Day holidays
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(Editor’s note: Pssst! Andrea Charrion and Doni Greenberg will take to the radio airwaves Sunday, Sept. 4, on KCNR 1460 a.m. from 11 a.m. until noon. Do you have a cooking question for Andrea? Do you miss her Marathon Bars? Lines will be open and live, just for you. Hear you then.)
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I plunged under the surface of Paynes Lake in the Russian Wilderness and wondered for a few moments if I could continue swimming in the frigid water. It wasn't that bad, I told myself, and as long as I kept my limbs moving, I could adjust.
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"We've lost our morality. The country is headed in the wrong direction by removing God from everything," said Bob Erdt, a retired Ford engineer from Michigan, explaining his participation. Then, Erdt shifted seamlessly to the fiscal side. "We're spending way too much money that we don't have. Anybody with any common sense o
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Mr. President, you have acknowledged that America's universities and colleges are rated 12th in the world. What you have not said is the remainder of America's educational system K-12 is the worst in the world! Nor have you put your constituents' minds to rest by giving us a hint as to what might fix the problem.
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Law enforcement agencies spend a boatload of money on anti-drunk driving campaigns that appear to be working -- and that's bad news?
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As much as the Iraq war will ever have a formal end it did so this week when President Barack Obama in a rare speech -- only his second from the Oval Office -- pronounced the end of our combat mission in Iraq.
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The Wayne Lowe era has begun at Liberty Christian High School. The third-year Patriots program is on the rise in eight-man football and Lowe inherits a healthy team that returns most of its players to make a serious run at their first playoff appearance.
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The 8-man football scene has grown again, this year adding Elk Creek in the California League-South and Mercy in the California League-North to round out the 14-team division.
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Tradition runs strong at West Valley under volleyball coach Carla Davis. Her players know it and preach it.
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The Redding Select, an 18-and-under American Legion baseball team, swept the Red Bluff Rebels in a doubleheader on Sunday. The Select beat the Rebels 10-5 in the first game and 10-6 in the second.
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Labor Day weekend has countless traditions. For many people, the three-day weekend provides the last camping or backpacking trip of the year. Others schedule their first hunting trip of the season this coming weekend. Some mark the beginning of college football season (although Shasta College fans have to wait u
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What: Painting and Drawing Class Taught by Patricia Kimsey Bollinger, B.F.A When: Thursdays, Sept. 2 through Nov. 25, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Where: Old City Hall Beginner to advanced students welcome. Monthly Class Fee is $100. For more information and to register call 515-0512 or emai
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Two men were booked into Tehama County Jail after allegedly attempting to load 127 pounds of pot into a truck they thought belonged to their supplier but actually belonged to two California Department of Fish and Game wardens.
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Redding City Hall department heads and managers could soon pay a portion of their pensions.
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North State Marketplace: Sept. 2, 2010
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North State in Brief: Sept. 2, 2010
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A fire in downtown Cottonwood destroyed three homes Wednesday and prompted firefighters to call for the evacuation of 200 to 300 people in the small community south of Redding.
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Victims of domestic violence in Shasta County now have one place to find help — be it from police, a chaplain or a counselor.
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Anderson police arrested a man late Wednesday morning after chasing him onto the roof of an Anderson home and then talking him down.
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It’s almost mushroom season again on the Medicine Lake Highlands north of Redding.
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Redding police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with counterfeit checks.
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It seems that every time you turn on the TV or pick up a newspaper, it is more bad news. A double dip recession, the growing deficit, companies going out of business, record high unemployment, climate change, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes dominate the headlines.
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BloodSource announced this week it is in need of O- and A- donors. Shasta Blood Center needs O- blood.
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A 26-year-old Shasta man was arrested today on a charge that he robbed the Shopko pharmacy Aug. 10 and took a number of OxyContin pain pills.
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For the last 30 years our food manufacturers put cheap corn in most of our food. The beef, chicken or pork you ate tonight probably was raised on corn. Why? It makes the animal fat faster. It can reach...
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Redding City Hall department heads and managers could soon pay a portion of their pensions.
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Firefighters quickly put out a vegetation fire this afternoon near North Cottonwood School.
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Firefighters quickly contained a "slow moving" vegetation fire near Whitmore Road and South Cow Creek early this afternoon.
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A fire in downtown Cottonwood this afternoon destroyed two homes and was burning a third as of 3:30 p.m.
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Ray and Frances Lobaugh's 60th anniversary.
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Two men were arrested on suspicion of a home invasion robbery after they allegedly beat up a Red Bluff resident, authorities said.
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The Trinity Repertory Singers provides a great opportunity for people in the community to share and develop their vocal and musical talents. Choirs are also unique environments where people can develop strong relationships through common artistic goals.
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Of all the people who came here to find gold during the Gold Rush, the Chinese were the most disliked, and were consequently treated very poorly. They were even disliked by the Indian people who felt superior to them. When...
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Anderson police arrested a man this morning whom they chased onto the roof of an Anderson home.
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Police this morning were searching for the gun they say a Redding man accidentally shot himself with while he was handling it.
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The Words over at Three Word Wednesday are break, negative and surface. This is a reworking of an old piece of flash that I’ve never been quite happy with in parts, mostly the ending.Moving Day
My agent convinces me that a move to into the city wil
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DAs in Chico and Redding are continuing their work despite store closures. Details here. Excerpt: Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said the investigation into Ashley Furniture is continuing. "The investigation continues between Shasta County and us. We're helping each...
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In Shasta County on Monday. Details here. Excerpt: Rep. Wally Herger participated in a marijuana eradication effort Monday, led by Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko in coordination with state and federal agencies. Herger wanted an up close and personal assessment...
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Mary Lake Subdivision is a popular neighborhood located in West Redding.  The major attraction to this subdivision is the Lake and the many walking and biking trails.  Mary Lake is conveniently located to shopping, schools and the two major hospitals in Redding.   The school district is Manzanita, which in most peoples
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This interesting chart comes from the California Association REALTORS. It breaks down the state housing prices into regions, and measures the change in median price from their lowest recent point, to today.
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16 new listings to see on the Shasta County MLS. Showing properties 1 - 15 of 15. See more Shasta County MLS Hotsheet 9/1/2010. (al
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A Gerber man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs Tuesday night after he tried to speed away from police in Red Bluff and smashed his car into a house.
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According to tax records, today’s FDotD sold for a generous $430K back in 2006. Prior to that it seems to have sold as a new home for $287K in 2004. So: the value of this home nearly doubled in 2 years? Now, the value has descended to less than it cost new 6 y
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Sunshine is set to wipe away any memories of Saturday's 75-degree high and rainfall in the north state.
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On KQMS "The Ray Roberts Show," Ray had Angela Fitzgerald from the DA's office and A Michael Burke who is apparently going to run this "Family Justice Center."Caller "Robert" asked a very interesting question, "why would bringing all these agencies together make them effective, when they are not effective now?"R
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The warmest, most cheerful space in the new Shasta Family Justice Center in downtown Redding is the Stagecoach Room at the east end of the main hall. So-called because Wells Fargo Bank sponsored it, the room is designed to be a safe and welcoming place for children caught in a family violence crisis. A window in one wall lo
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A Redding man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly called in a fake prescription to a Redding pharmacy, police said. Costco employees called Redding police Tuesday after an unknown person called in a prescription for Norco pills, police said in a news release.
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Dear Lynne: The pot we make tomato sauce in is enameled cast iron. Enamel is flaking off the bottom. Can we still use the pot if we scrub it out? -- Lacy and Family Dear Lacy and Family: You don't want enamel flaking into your tomatoes. It's just not healthy. Parting will be sweet sorrow, but the pot's given its
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In 1910: A locomotive ran away at Castella while it was being used to assist in moving a donkey engine at one of the logging camps up in the woods about four miles from Castella. The locomotive continued its mad dash down the track until a hot box stopped it at the depot only a few yards from the end of the line. If it hadn
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With jobless rates as high as they have been in decades, the Good News Rescue Mission in Redding and Men’s Warehouse have partnered to collect suits for homeless men to dress presentably for interviews.
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The Seller is not quiet ready to list this home but it should be coming up on the market very soon. For now, I can tell you this will make a fantastic home for someone who likes the country lifestyle, specifically those looking for lots of room at an affordable price. Features: 5 Bedrooms 3
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Clay Cavender is not just the starting quarterback for the Shasta High School football team, he also is the third Cavender to take snaps for the Wolves. The final Cavender brother leads the unbeaten Wolves
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I have a suggestion for the city of Redding. If all employees — top echelon included — earning $60,000 and over took a 10 percent pay cut then applied this money to the police, fire and other emergency employees’ payroll, “presto!” — a safer city with full emergency services. Now is that
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Most people have no idea what E-6 is. To avid baseball fans, E-6 is the way to record an error by a shortstop on your scorecard. But there is another E-6, in photography. This E-6 is the developer in which color slides are processed.
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For a moment, history seemed to be repeating itself. New coach, new team, yet the Falcons again were staring at a big Cougars comeback.
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Every season, Anderson coach Lance Gosch preaches to his players that hard work will pay off one way or another.
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The Cardinals enter the season as the presumptive favorite for the Northern Athletic League.
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County’s controversial ban on medical marijuana dispensaries will continue another year, after county supervisors on Tuesday voted 4-1 for an extension.
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The Pacheco Union Elementary School District is looking for people who want to serve on the district’s board of trustees.
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When the Enterprise Hornets knocked off the Paradise Bobcats in the Northern Section Division I final last November, they postponed what would have been the 100th victory for Bobcat coach Rick Prinz.
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Drunken driving arrests are down this summer, and the spokesman for two regional DUI campaigns says the reductions are a sign that law enforcement budget cuts — as well as misconduct allegations — are taking their toll on local police forces.
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Most bridge decks slowly spall and pit over the years. The Sundial Bridge deck, being glass, shatters.
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For all of you high school football fans…it all starts this Friday night…Football under the lights…California style. The Game of the Week will be between Shasta Hi and West Valley Hi, and it should be a good one. I have been at practices for both teams, and they are ready. Listen to us on Fox Sports Radio, AM 1670 sta
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A vegetation fire in the area of Balls Ferry and Venzke roads in Cottonwood has been contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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With roosters crowing in the background and her tomato harvest in full swing, Mary Ocasion takes a short break to talk about the Farmers Market in Redding, where she and her husband, Albert, sell their wares every Saturday morning in the City Hall parking lot.
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...a notorious EPA Superfund site with runoff supposedly so acidic that it can eat concrete. I'll bet Bob Warren, the Redding area's tourism czar, wishes these EPA officials would stop pointing this out to the likes of the SF Chronicle...
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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 EAGLE LAKE — Due to cooling weather, trout are already migrating northwards into shallower water in the middle basin. Fish are in transition and scattered from 30 to 3 feet on the west side from Pe
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Someday, when he's old enough to take an interest in anything beyond filling his belly, I'll tell him the story of his birth.
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The Obama administration is considering further easing the restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba, as it should. As a general principle, Americans should be free to travel where and when they want. But as several recent developments have clearly demonstrated, it’s a right that should be exercised with both care and c
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The biggest losers in the state budget deficit battles that have raged for more than three years are only now becoming clear, and they are not necessarily the causes and people who have drawn the biggest headlines.
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Dove season starts on Wednesday, and police are reminding hunters that they can’t shoot in the Redding city limits.
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Drunken driving arrests are down this summer, and the spokesman for two regional DUI campaigns says the reductions are a sign that law enforcement budget cuts — as well as misconduct allegations — are taking their toll on local police forces.
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18 New listings to see on the Shasta County MLS. Showing properties 1 - 16 of 16. See more Shasta County MLS Hotsheet 8/31/2010.
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A fire in the freeway's center divide was reported this morning by commuters on Interstate 5 in Tehama County.
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If you can think for yourself, are passionate about questioning assumptions and open to a bit of subversion read this book! Here is your chance to have your mind opened if you will allow it. Gilbert gives herself to the conundrum of commitment as only a very bright questioner of authority could. She gamely challenges [...]
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The Los Angeles Times reports from Burney: On an April morning 18 years ago, Kristi Lyn Bateson dressed her two small daughters for the hourlong drive to Mount Shasta Mall. Her husband, Charlie, was sleeping after his graveyard shift at...
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A judge in Monterey County is trying to decide if a drunken-driving accident rises to the level of murder. What role will a three-decade-old Redding case play in his decision? From the Monterey Herald: Case law dividing vehicular murder and...
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The onset of cooler weather lately had me thinking about brewing a batch of handcrafted beer. I went by the local beer and winemakers supply store, only to find it closed. But wait, there’s a sign in the window. Hooray! They are re-opening the store on Sept 11 at “11:00 am Sharp.” Across from the Reddi
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Here’s a 2800 sq ft west Redding home with a pool for less than $100 per sq ft. Below replacement costs, probably. This 2 story 4/3 was built in 1968, and sits at the end of the Quartz Court cul-de-sac. The pie shaped lot is quite large in back, and there is a a portable spa under the pa
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SB 1178 extends existing protections for foreclosed or short sale homeowners who refinanced their original purchase loan, but didn't take money out of their home equity. It makes sense. Now the governor needs to sign it into law. Click on the image below to send him a message of support.
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Today there's to be one last pleasant day ahead before the normal temperatures associated with Redding's late summers return on Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicts today will be sunny, with a high near 89. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 65.
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There is no "family justice" in Shasta County, this facade is just another part of the not even clever cover up of their criminal enterprise and business of selling off children.I the "Blind Bulldog" patrolled some of the meanest streets while I was with the "Guardian Angels," at odds with some of the meanest and mos
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The Redding Library offers a variety of computer classes for those interested in improving basic computer skills or in building on those they have. Classes range from the very basic to the “beginning intermediate” level. “Beginning Word” will kick off the classes on September 2nd, with 
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The spot occupied by El Mariachi’s has seen a host of restaurants come and go over the years. If Femme de Joie’s memory serves her, El Mariachi’s was previously owned by the fine folks at La Cabana and has been under the current ownership for about two years. M. de Joie ate there once shortly af
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Those I’ve spoken with who have joined community chorus groups have said they’ve had a blast. You get to sing, learn about music, meet new friends. What’s not to love? On th
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Redding criminal attorney Jeffrey C. Stotter called a news conference Monday at the Redding Police Department so cameras would be rolling when his client got back the 17 pounds of pot police had been holding as evidence for three years.
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Missing the playoffs in 2009 was tough for Greg Grandell to take. The longtime West Valley High School head football coach and his team are intent on returning to the postseason.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is joining others urging Congress to quickly fill vacancies on the federal bench and to authorize additional judgeships for those courts struggling to contend with massive caseloads.
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A fight is brewing in the not-yet-scheduled retrial of a Burney woman who was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced in 2004 to 19 years to life in prison for killing her 25-year-old husband in 1992.
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Playoffs are the annual goal for the Yreka Miners. But Yreka has made the postseason only once in the last six years. Promising players along with seasoned seniors may allow Yreka to return to the playoffs in 2010.
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RED BLUFF The Board of Supervisors is poised to vote today on whether to extend Tehama County’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries for one year.
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An Anderson couple is tired of getting checks in the mail.
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With customers still waiting for back orders while authorities continue to investigate its business practices, Ashley Furniture Homestore in Redding has closed.
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Pegi Cooper, Redding I agree with Mr. White’s suggestion that the military can accomplish any mission, including shutting down the drug cartels if given the resources. He misses the point: There’d be no cartels profiting, no 20,000 Mexican victims annually from gang violence, if American citizens stop using illegal narc
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Mary e. Hoy and Phil Dynan, open two new exhibitions at the Red Bluff Art Gallery on Friday, Sept. 3, from 5-8 p.m. Both exhibits feature bold and colorful paintings intended to evoke viewer enjoyment. The Redding band,
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What: Trout and Parrot, folk/bluegrass/jam band When: Sept. 3, 8 p.m. What: Stephanie Foos, jazz When: Sept 4, 7 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant 1790 Market St.
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A fatigued power transmission line sagged this afternoon, dropping onto a distribution line below and causing a power outage for thousands in Siskiyou County.
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It appears that this lovely home was built in 2008, and then abandoned. It’s a very modern stucco 1681 sq ft 3/2 with granite slab, tile floor kitchen and newly landscaped front and back. Inside laundry, and energy efficient construction. The lot overlooks a greenbelt in a terrif
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A burglar reportedly stole $2,200 worth of hardware Saturday from a home near Vina, according to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office.
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Had the current and past chairs of the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce on the radio this morning and, maybe it was the early hour, but I detected a lack of energy and enthusiasm for the candidates the chamber's endorsed...
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A 48-year-old Cottonwood man apparently died in a pickup wreck Friday, but his body wasn't found until the next day.
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Nationally, it is estimated that there are over 250,000 needy and homeless veterans on the streets on any given night. Within the seven northern counties, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that there are over 1,000 needy or homeless veterans.
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With customers still waiting for back-orders that have been delayed for several months, Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Redding has closed.
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Firefighters responded this morning to reports of a flaming car threatening a Redding daycare center, but the blaze was quickly contained.
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...and let's not forget Motion, Pitt, Delta, Gibson and Conant. Do you know the big difference between the two groups? One group came about as a direct result of the building of the railroad. The other group was 1849 Gold...
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Last weekend, local Butte Community Bank was shuttered by the FDIC, and their accounts turned over to R
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Last week was dedicated to embroidering facial details for the three Soft Boys I’m working up. They are: a Whip It era Devo doll, Mark Mothersbaugh is the model; Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger. Fellow Etsian, myneedlehabit, wrote a while back to let me know that Mick’s eyes are blue, so here he is with blue eyes.
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Following on the heels of an unseasonably cool weekend, there is a chance of showers in today's forecast.The National Weather Service predicts a 20 percent chance of showers today in Redding. Even if it doesn't rain, it will continue to be cool with a high of just 79 degrees.
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What: Welding and Fabrication for the Arts Class at Shasta College When: Saturdays Sept. 25 to Nov. 6, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Where: Shasta College Redding Main Campus, Room 2520 (11555 Old Oregon Trail) Instructor: Elin Klaseen Class fee: $95.00 Materials fee: $40.00
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Five years ago, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. When the ensuing storm surge breached levees, the category-3 tempest became the nation’s costliest natural disaster and one of
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Spent a week within the Russian Wilderness Area, in far Northern California. Six friends, six backpacks, and 12,000 acres to play in. We call ourselves the Beefaloes. Fairly obvious why.We set up base camp at Paynes Lake, which sits in a granite basin at
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  A series of free clinics for people wanting to learn about orienteering and adventure racing is scheduled to begin this Wednesday evening at the Swasey recreation area west of Redding. The Shasta Orientee
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A dictionary definition of a plutocrat would be “a person whose power derives from their wealth.”
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With a rash of OxyContin robberies and at least a threefold increase in the number of pills seized by local drug agents, the head of a north state drug task force is urging people to be wary of illicit use of the powerful prescription painkiller.
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The Northern Athletic League went from six teams to five teams in the recent realignment of section football leagues. Defending league champion Lassen is now in the Eastern Athletic League.
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The Redding Missfit Bandits U16 girls soccer team won its fourth tournament in a row at the Pleasanton Soccer City Warm-Up over the weekend.
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The Central Valley Falcons are making a statement this year — they will play anybody.
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In 1910: G.W. Metcalfe, general manager of the Mammoth Copper Co., had his pocket picked when the circus was in town. His pocket was picked on a crowded local train. He lost about $4 or $5.
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A man wearing a bandanna and carrying a handgun robbed the 99 Cents Plus Grocery store in Corning on Saturday night, authorities said.
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A woman who was traveling with her dog suffered moderate injuries when her SUV ran off the roadway and into a ravine Sunday morning in the Red Bluff area, authorities said.
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Drunken driving arrests in Shasta County continue to be up over last year.
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A 48-year-old Cottonwood man who was going to tend a neighbor’s animals was killed this weekend when the pickup he was driving left the roadway and he was ejected, authorities said Sunday.
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ANDERSON — A mountain lion was spotted near the banks of the Sacramento River in the northern area of Anderson River Park on Sunday afternoon.
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Vacation is supposed to be a time to get away from it all, but dismal economic news followed President Barack Obama to Martha’s Vineyard.
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What song are you currently addicted to? "Our Last Summer" from the Mamma Mia soundtrackWhat's your favourite season? Autumn!What’s the latest movie you watched? Sex and The City IWhat is the one skill you wish you had? Whist
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A mountain lion was spotted near the banks of the Sacramento River in the northern area of Anderson River Park this afternoon, authorities said.
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It feels very much like early fall here. Yesterday we had a lovely rainy front come through. Today is still quite mild and pleasant. It's supposed to warm up this week but not to the intolerable level. I'm starting to see leaves turning here and there. It would be just fine with me to see the last of summer. For non-US resi
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Arguably not, according to the article below, from the Two Small Farms CSA. It begs the question, how reliable is the organic certification process? Note the local nexus, with a north state grower. "Organic" Strawberries from Conventional Stock? by Stephen...
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Just received a photo of the original Halcumb Station once located at the corner of Highway 299 and Fender's Ferry Road from Halcumb family member Patrick Bodin. Patrick follows my stories and blogs and sent this photo for everyone to...
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Drunken driving arrests in Shasta County continue to be up over last year.
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A 48-year-old Cottonwood man who was going to attend to some neighbor’s animals was killed this weekend when the pickup he was driving left the roadway and he was ejected, authorities said.
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For quite some time now my Hunny has been working on making desperate repairs to my shed.  It is theoretically supposed to be my "Art Studio" because neither one of us really want me slinging paint around in the house!  Okay, so I don't really sling it, but I will assure you that my art is ANYTHING but neat
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The Associated Press reports on the fallout from a jury trial in Humboldt County that awarded plaintiffs $677 million. Excerpt: SAN FRANCISCO -- During Cindy Cool's almost daily visits to the nursing home, she would routinely find her Alzheimer's-suffering father...
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As predicted, a rainy front came in this morning. It was blistering hot early this week so this makes up for it a little bit.Kitten and MomCat are fine. At least Kitten is, as she never leaves my side except to sleep on my head. I last saw MomCat yesterday morning at breakfast. She's somewhere in the house.
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September is a transitional sort of month – has a difficult time making up its mind – am I Summer? Am I fall? Am I hot? Or am I cooling? No matter what the weather and the inevitability of the quite beautiful waning light of Se
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Who else would take the time to produce and post a 4-minute-21-second YouTube slide show of their grow? Here's the accompanying description: "slide show of my prop 215 garden, photos were taken 8/26/2010 11:30 AM I grow mostly Sativa crosses...
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With puberty starting earlier and earlier--we have to look at the hormones allowed in conventional food production. When will we have had enough? The current hormones in food are: The US FDA currently allows six different kinds of steroid hormones...
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Last week I did a post on SB 1178 (here in California) and it's now become "official". Elizabeth Weintraub highlights a few of these points as well, exciting
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This very historic Chinese store was once located in the settlement of Roaring River on top of the bluff overlooking Roaring River in the Bald Hills near today's McAulliffe Road. It was a rammed earth structure, NOT an adobe, and...
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That's Sandra Speer opining on Redding Vice Mayor Missy McArthur in a post on the blog on her official campaign web site headlined "City Council Elections, It's All About 'TEAM'" Excerpt: "Missy on the other hand has not been viewed...
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Drunken driving arrests since Aug. 20 are up over last year in Shasta County, while Tehama county numbers are down.
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Four and a half years ago, when Ken Murray was mayor, hotelier Bert Meyer wrote Hizzoner to raise serious and well-researched concerns about the economic viability of Stillwater Business Park. Meyer, you see, had actually read all the Stillwater documents...
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A small motor home fire spread to a nearby pickup truck around 1 a.m. today on Layton Road, according to the Redding Fire Department.
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In a refreshing change of pace, it's raining and cool this morning and there's a 40 percent chance that will continue through the day, according to the National Weather Service. The high today will be about 70 with winds between 8 and 11 mph.
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Today’s FDotD had quite a back yard. When the patio roof was intact, the space must have been like a virtual indoor/outdoor livingroom, complete with kitchen, pool, and fountain. We see some photos from its prior listing as a failed Short Sale, and you get the idea they were shoot
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Chapple pie has returned to the house on Hamilton Street. In this strange summer, so cool, despite a few days of triple digits here and there, it feels like fall today and so right for chapple pie. The apples came from David and Kevin’s Sebastopol Haven. Homegrown and delicious they were peeled, cut and tossed into
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Another sports season is here. College football is still a little ways away, though the shenanigans of the likes of Texas and Brigham Young kept us entertained for much of the summer.
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Lassen’s football team controlled the clock with their power running game to top Shasta 24-3 in Susanville on Friday.
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This time, the rivalry was much closer, but the Bulldogs still found a way to prevail. Tyler Kirk ran for 114 yards on 15 carries and his 30-yard touchdown run with 8:04 left in the game helped seal Fall River High School’s 22-12 victory over host Burney on Friday.
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Q. Other than functions governed by state law such as civil weddings, what functions can a lay person in your faith tradition perform in the absence of an official/ordained leader? What can’t a lay person do? Humanists do not have any “divinely-ordained” leaders as such. So any member who felt qualified would be at li
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In 1910: A burglar was shot and killed after being caught in the act of stealing a Templar sword and gun from the home of two employees of Dr. Reed at the Portuguese Flat Farm in Lamoine. One of the workmen shot Francis Galeny in the arm and abdomen after a standoff.
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Q: On a recent trip we saw signs on two California freeways that said, “Watch for bicycles.” I was under the impression that bicycles were not allowed on California freeways. Has the law been changed?
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A woman thought to be Shasta County’s oldest resident died Aug. 18 in Redding at the age of 107.
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A court will decide whether a landmark city ordinance banning cloud seeding and water bottling in Mount Shasta will be on November’s ballot.
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North state in brief: Aug. 28, 2010
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The Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce Friday night honored the technology and communications industries.
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North State Marketplace: Aug. 28, 2010
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In what appears to be the latest education trend, Grant Elementary School is the latest school in Shasta County to harness the energy of the sun.
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Toys “R” Us is returning to Shasta County.
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Attorneys representing defendants who have accused north state drug agents of racial profiling say the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is paying a consultant $91,104 for analytical research, yet the agency claims to have no records of what is actually being analyzed.
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Letters to the editor: Aug. 28, 2010
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Depending on how the absentee-ballot counting goes, the next U.S. senator from Alaska could well be Joe Miller, an anti-spending conservative backed by the Tea Party Express and $550,000 of its money.
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50-word Dash: Aug. 28, 2010
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We must build a strong economy in Shasta County. We should continue to fight for a four-year public university.
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Do we need Rodney King to deliver the invocation at Redding City Council meetings? We may, depending on the outcome of the November election.
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According to Rolling Stone magazine, it's this one. Good choice, methinks....
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That's what economist and investment bubble expert Robert Shiller is predicting, in the Wall Street Journal. He's also worried about deflation and prospects for a "double-dip" recession. Cheery stuff. ...the co-creator of the Case-Shiller Home Price Index said he is...
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Redding Wonderland Garden Club donates garden bouquets to Meals on Wheels recipients and to those in senior homes.
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I will be joining Aaron Williams of the Record Searchlight (formerly Sports Editor) on Fox Sports Radio in Redding, CA to broadcast the high school “Game of the Week”. It all starts next week, and I will be doing the “color” portion of the broadcast, which is pretty much everything other than the play calling, which
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An Anderson man died Tuesday after wrecking his motorcycle near Clear Creek Road south of Redding.
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Great contest today! Thanks everyone for playing. Our winner is Randy Rickert who guessed it correctly as the remains of the now long-gone Chinese Store that once stood out in the Bald Hills overlooking Roaring River canyon. Congratulations Randy! You...
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A pair of possible illegal aliens suspected of growing marijuana in Tehama County was indicted Thursday in Federal Court in Sacramento.
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Crape myrtle is the summer darling of Redding landscapes. It flowers for weeks during the hottest time of the year. But is it too much of a good thing?
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Floral design classes, a wine cookbook are offered.
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Monthly house payments cover lots of costs.
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A 23-year-old Corning man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of a string of burglaries and car thefts after police say he was spotted stealing a car from a parking lot at a Red Bluff gym.
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Red Bluff police arrested a homeless man today in connection with a nearly four-year-old killing.
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Twenty bags of pot were discovered in a pickup that Tehama County sheriff's deputies pulled over for a traffic stop today.
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A Red Bluff woman reported seeing a mountain lion in Red Bluff near Forward Park.
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Fannie Mae launched a website this month to assist underwater borrowersincluding those in Redding/Shasta County. The site offers advice on steps to take to avoid foreclosure as well as directing borrowers to legitimate companies that provide foreclosure-prevention services.  This is in response to a proliferation of co
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Our clients send in reviews from time to time. Here’s a few recent reviews from some sessions we have done over this past month. Thanks so much guys, we greatly appreciate it! _______________________ Great Experience 8/27/2010 Tammy L. says: My daughter had her “yearbook photo only” done yesterday and she
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No Redding businesses sold alcohol to an underage decoy sent into bars and restaurants to buy alcohol as part of a sting operation Thursday, Redding police said.
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What in the world are these two odd things the remains of? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you're the first person to guess what they were, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java...
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Mark your calendars.   Father Dan Wetzler of the Diocese of Spokane will present a Parish Mission Sunday, August 29, Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August  31.  The Mission will begin each night at 7pm. The theme of this exciting Mission will be Jesu
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50-word dash: Aug. 26, 2010
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Redding police arrested a Douglas City man Thursday on suspicion of attempted carjacking.
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From the Bee: It was a fall from grace for a man who has championed public schools across the state. Scott Plotkin, executive director of the California School Boards Association, announced his retirement Friday amid revelations he had charged thousands...
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That would be "Assembly Bill 909, authored by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would knock that fine ($450 in many cities) down to an estimated $220," the Bee reports here. ...Domenick Nati of Redding was angered by the "astronomical" price...
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The Record Searchlight headline from a couple of days ago has people talking. As a Realtor, people frequently ask me about the market. Actually more often, they want to tell me what they think about the market,
It will be nice, warm summer day today, but then the sun is taking the weekend off as clouds slip in and the chance of rain increases Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The high today should reach about 94, with an overnight low of 61 and increasing clouds.
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This one goes out to the guys. An advice column for men, by a man - a man, astonishing though it may be, who has screwed up a lot of relationships. Good ones gone bad. Bad ones gone worse. A guy who stuck in relationships with big flashing warning lights that made mountains crumble and hope dissipate. I’ve
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It’s become evident to me that A News Café’s loyal audience enjoys reading about the finer things in life: Fancy restaurants, classically trained musicians, modern art, carbon fiber bicycles, European vacati
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Out with the incompetents If the CEO of GM (Government Motors) and the CEO of BP can get fired for not performing, as in "getting the job done," why can't the economic policy makers in the Obama administration be fired? Undoubtedly a double standard. Washington D.C. has been nothing but one giant incinerator of our tax doll
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Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed. Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people. But the people have proved so disappointing. Their recalcitrance has, in only 19 months, turned the predicted 40-year liberal ascendancy (James Carville) into a full retreat. Ah, the people, the littl
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For Shasta, early season competition isn’t something the players will shy away from. This season isn’t any different as the Wovles square off today against Lassen, the reigning Northern Section Division II champion.
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To a lot of people, fall means football. And while I am gridiron fanatic more than most people I know, I do appreciate the other sports as well. Prep girls volleyball is getting under way with the first official match Tuesday, one day after the large school scrimmage at Shasta College.
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A year ago, Jamie Green came into the head coaching role for the Trinity High School football team late in the offseason and didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for the 2009 campaign.
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When it comes to intense inter-mountain rivalries, Fall River and Burney have been going at it for a while now.
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Prep girls tennis Shasta wins opener The Shasta High School girls tennis team opened the 2010 season with a 9-0 victory over rival Enterprise on Thursday. At No. 1 singles, Bria Dorsett of Shasta beat Enterprise’s Jenny Li 7-6, 6-1. Also, Shelby Richmond beat the Hornets’ Naomi Overstreet 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. The
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With almost a third of its residents with no form of health insurance, Shasta County tops the list of all California counties with the highest percentage of uninsured patients, researchers said in a new study released this week.
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Vanita Clark laughs when asked how her husband, Gene, manages his diabetes.
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North State Marketplace: Aug. 27, 2010
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The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors is holding off a decision about a controversial gravel operation on Black Butte until next month.
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North State in Brief: Aug. 27, 2010
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Cases of whooping cough have risen slightly in Shasta County as a statewide epidemic keeps spreading, just as children are heading back to school.
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A prisoner who escaped from a state inmate work camp in Tehama County last spring has been sentenced to seven years in state prison.
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Today in history: Aug. 27, 2010
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Fire investigators have ruled out arson as the cause of the fire that destroyed the Dry Creek Station restaurant in Bella Vista.
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MomCat and Baby having a nice dinner.I think we will watch a movie together to get MomCat used to being in the house without a lot of noise or action.
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The new kitten was not dumped off by itself.MomCat is here too.Details to follow.
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Shhh... be vewy, vewy qwiet.
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Some jerkface threw this kitten out today at my house while I was at work:.We had to have a little bath.....and a fluff-dry.....and a little s
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The staff and volunteers at the Martin Luther King Multicultural Center in Redding have a dream. They want to see people come together and unite to celebrate the famed "I Have a Dream" speech given by King in 1963. They hope to see that dream become a reality this Saturday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Center
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We'll begin where the Tower House once stood, at Highway 299 and the road to French Gulch. Our drive will end at the Plaza in Arcata, the place where the goods from ship cargoes were stacked after being unloaded and eventually reloaded onto the backs of the pack mules, who hauled them to their final destinations in the nor
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Fire crews quickly contained a small wildfire this afternoon at Olinda and Happy Valley roads.
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An arsonist sparked a vegetation fire this afternoon in south Redding.
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California Highway Patrol officers arrested another person in Tehama County connection with the Avoid the Five Tehama County DUI Campaign.
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Fire investigators have ruled out arson as the cause of the fire that destroyed the Dry Creek Station restaurant in Bella Vista.
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This headline Generates the overwhelming thought of "SO WHAT!"Part of the mission statement is as follows:"The Shasta County Family Justice Center will bring effective short and long-term solutions tovictims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and elder abuse. The Center will offeran in
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A prisoner who escaped from a state inmate work camp in Tehama County this spring has received a seven-year prison sentence.
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One is still in pretty good condition while the other is not. The arrastra on the top is in Ingot, the arrastra on the right is in Shasta. Arrastra's were the earliest rock crushing methods used to separate gold...
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Come and share a toast to the new season at Vintner’s Cellar this Thursday evening from 4:30-9:30pm. Our friends Alan and Jana have opened up their friendly winery once again to The Dance Project in hopes of you coming down and meeting our newest cast members and helping to raise a bit of money at th
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Nearly $1,900 in firearms were stolen from a home in Red Bluff on Wednesday.
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Wow, this one is stunning. A classic Sunset Terrace beauty. We know you come here for the goods, so we took some photos of our own of this timeless Redding luxury home, We wondered if it wasn’t the most expensi
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Here's the report in the Los Angeles Times. Hmmm. Let's see...if LA's interpretation of its strict new ordinance withstands an expected legal challenge, Redding (pop. 93,000) would have roughly half as many pot clinics as Los Angeles (pop. 3.8 million)....
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Officers in Shasta County working on a campaign to stop drunken driving arrested one more earlier today.
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Reality TV could be so great. It could be giving us information. It could be teaching us. It could be sharing lives in which the participants are doing good positive, uplifting things. But it’s not. Reality TV, like soap opera, relies on the most simplistic of dramatic motivation and that is the struggle of binary op
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After Wednesday's record-breaking high temperature in Redding, today is expected to be a mere 99, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight's low is expected to be around 63. The descent into lower temperatures continues into Friday with a high near 94 and an overnight low around 58.
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Global Warming Unmasked : The Hidden Agenda Welcome to RealCatholicTV.com's fourth episode of Catholic Investigative Agency, a hard-hitting documentary program which reveals the&nbs
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REDDING, Calif. - The community is invited to the grand opening and fundraiser for the Shasta Family Justice Center (SFJC) on September 1, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1670 Market St. Suite 300 located in the Atrium at the Market Street Promenade in Redding. The SFJC provides Shasta County victims of
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If you aren’t an addict yet, you will be. That’s what one of my Twitter friends, Ron Graham, said when I asked on my Facebook page what people thought about Twitter. And as northstate friend Erin Friedman indic
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The inaugural Sundial Music Festival and Rib Cook-off – which organizers hope will become an annual tradition – is planned for Sept. 11-12 at the Redding Convention Center.
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Connor and Alexis Brown, ages 12 and 11 respectively, apparently know French dip sandwiches, and they give a thumb’s up to Aunt Sheli’s Deli, the nine-month-old breakfast and lunch place on Yuba Street catty-corner from the downtown Redding post office.
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Red Bluff photographer Joel Reinhard has a stubborn streak when it comes to technology. He’s not interested in digital photography or email or cell phones. Perhaps it’s a lack of distraction, then, that has allowed him to focus so intensely on his film photography. His black-and-white images have received local recognit
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1. MarketFest 2010 Season concludes 5 to 9 p.m. today with Los Pinguos, Library Park, downtown Redding. Go to www.vivadowntownredding.org
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Mercy Medical Center will start construction on an $18.5 million emergency department expansion and upgrade in September.
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North State Marketplace: Aug. 26, 2010
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The owner of the Dry Creek Station restaurant said he will rebuild the Bella Vista landmark, which was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday morning.
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Today in History: Aug. 26, 2010
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North State in Brief: Aug. 26, 2010
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The living room of a Red Bluff home was peppered with bullets fired from the street Wednesday morning.
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The Shasta County board of education voted Wednesday to work with Turtle Bay Exploration Park and the SETI Institute in Mountain View to explore building a new science center with a planetarium at Turtle Bay.
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The sixth annual Rolling Hills Casino PBR Bull Bash is returning to Red Bluff.
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University Prep’s move to the Sacramento Valley League may be an uphill one for the Panthers, but it should have little effect on the other six teams in the league.
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County supervisors this week gave their blessing to a roughly $34 million general fund budget for 2010-11, in what their top manager says is a stable, balanced spending plan.
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As a fly fisherman, Mark Rockwell is glad the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower-court ruling about steelhead that he said will preserve federal protections for the fish.
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A thud heard near the Shasta Union High School District office building last fall was the University Prep football program running into a big reality check.
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When I was a kid, I'd look forward to the annual Old Shasta Art Fair so I could have a falafel--a Middle Eastern pita bread sandwich made of chickpeas, cucumber dressing and some tomatoes and sliced cucumbers. How can you...
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Fire crews are responding to a vegetation fire reported at 7:18 p.m. on Big Bend Road near Cove Road.
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Back in the mid-1980s, as a student at UC Berkeley, apparently I was in the middle of a food revolution without really knowing it. I remember when my parents came to town to visit, we'd eat in a restaurant called Chez Panisse on Shattuck Avenue -- kind of a hippie- looking place on the outside with weathered gray wood and
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About half of all Americans over age 60, and nearly all Americans by age 80 will have diverticulosis, according to the American Gastroenterologist Association.
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Shasta Blood Center announced this week it needs 0- donors as well as all blood types.
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Great song for a product launch. It was 15 years ago today (give or take) that Microsoft, with mucho fanfare, launched Windows 95. With all the Apple product launches in the years since it's hard to remember what a...
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Redding police officers arrested a man this afternoon on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a weapon in a threatening manner and resisting arrest.
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Yes, it's hot. In fact, today has been the hottest Aug. 25 on record in Redding.
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Here’s a somewhat contemporary looking home in the very desirable Ranchland Acres neighborhood. We recall it when it last sold in 2005 for $565K, and back then it was quite nice. Looks like it could be very nice again. Representing the bank/seller
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The California Highway Patrol reported a possible fatal traffic accident in Redding this afternoon.
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The Shasta County board of education voted today to work with Turtle Bay Exploration Park and the SETI Institute in Mountain View to explore building a new science center with a planetarium at Turtle Bay.
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Have you ever wondered who is who and what group belongs to what Wintu tribe? The following list will hopefully give you a better understanding. Shasta County Wintu tribal area: Begins on the south side of Mount Shasta to about...
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Police arrested a man Tuesday on suspicion of terrorist threat, obstructing a peace officer and an outstanding arrest warrant, according to the Redding Police Department.
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The Avoid the Six Shasta County DUI Campaign arrested three more individuals Tuesday for drunken driving.
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Red Bluff police arrested a man on suspicion of felony child abuse Tuesday evening.
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Police this morning arrested a man on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property within minutes of the crime being reported, according to the Redding Police Department.
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A shooting was reported this morning on the 1000 block of Jackson Street in Red Bluff, according to the Red Bluff Police Department.
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...you can watch every punch here. Courtesy videographer Robert Exter....
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Rescued from the dustbin of local history by Chamber prez Frank Strazzarino -- a University of California Redding T-shirt from the 1980s. If only.... Think of what it might have done for our economy -- never mind how it...
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Talking to Lani Kitkowski, leader "California Protective Parents Association Shasta County," it came to light that Lizabeth Robison told her(Kitkowski)in the first week of August that she(Robison) could not help her(Kitkowski) anymore because "they had come down heavy handed on her (Robison) and it is your(Kitkowski's) faul
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This mill was built in 1876 on Rock Creek at Shingletown by the Sierra Flume & Lumber Company. The rough-cut lumber from this mill was transported from here on the 42-mile-long Blue Ridge Flume to the end of the flume...
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My thoughts are with the employees of the popular Dry Creek Station steak house in Bella Vista, claimed by fire this morning. Here's a link to a write-up I did for D.A.T.E. a little over a year ago (including some...
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This quote appeared in a lead Record Searchlight local housing article today, as penned by David Benda: One thing is clear: Distressed sales continue to dominate the housing market in Shasta County. It’s estimated
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From USA Today: Budget cuts are forcing police around the country to stop responding to fraud, burglary and theft calls as officers focus limited resources on violent crime. Cutbacks in such places as Oakland, Tulsa and Norton, Mass. have forced...
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From acn.liveauctioneers.com: OAKLAND, Calif. - On Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, all eyes will be on Clars Auction Gallery in San Francisco's East Bay as the company offers one of the rarest and most magnificent granular crystalline gold specimens ever...
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The owner of the Dry Creek Station restaurant said today he will rebuild the Bella Vista landmark.
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I recall reading a few years back the tragic tale of a man found dead among his cabbages from a self-inflicted overdose of pesticides, so passionate was his commitment to defeating the insects in
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A new age dawns at Red Bluff High School.
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The Eastern Athletic League has some new teams and a new divisional format.
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Dear Lynne: During our Italian trip, at one meal, I remember a light red wine, not a rose, served chilled. It was a hit. Is there anything similar here to try? The heat was beyond belief, so we were surprised to be served a red, and to have it chilled. Are wines like this imported? -- Vicki in Colorado Dear Vicki
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More than six months after receiving an anonymous $100,000 donation, the PlusOne Mentors program of the Shasta Family YMCA in Redding is going strong, though its future remains uncertain.
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Shasta County high school students passed the California High School Exit Exam at higher rates last school year than in 2008-09, according to figures released by the state Tuesday.
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Analysts for months have pondered how the housing market would respond once the tax credits for buyers expired.
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Two acting workshops have started this month, both of which are being taught by local actor Stephen Kline, who is straight off his performance as henchman Taboo Tyler II in “Club Dead: The Last Resort.”
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Redding’s fifth annual Community Creek Cleanup will again focus on the Sacramento River and clearing overgrown invasive plants.
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Celeste White is a novelist, artist, blogger and publisher of The Hot Air Quarterly literary magazine.
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DUNSMUIR — Come springtime, a newly imagined city museum may sprout at the Amtrak station on Sacramento Avenue.
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Nigerian scams were the most prevalent type of real estate fraud reported in Shasta County last year, according to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.
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There is so much political spin, and so many numbers games being played, when it comes to medical care, that we have to go back to square one and the simplest common sense, in order to get some rational idea of what government-run medical care means. In particular, we need to examine the claim that the government can ̶
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Letters to the Editor: Aug. 25, 2010
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Congressional Republicans don’t care much for President Obama’s handling of the economy. They’ve made that abundantly clear.
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Firefighters responded to a small grass fire this evening at 1094 Bond Street near Churn Creek Road in Redding.
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California Highway Patrol reported a vehicle collided with the center divide on southbound Interstate 5 just north of Loma Vista Drive at 7:40 p.m. Monday.
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Pistachios, like many other nuts, offer lots of health benefits.
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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 LAKE SHASTA — Trout have been from 40 to 65 feet down and on the move. Limits are possible but take a little longer as you have to find them. Salmon were a little deeper but by the dam. Start off f
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California has designated Chico's Meriam Park project a model sustainable community, which means the city has access to $500,000 for the planned neighborhood. New Urban Builders is developing Meriam Park in southeast Chico. New Urban is the firm that built 33 porch-fronted homes in the Parkview Neighborho
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Beautiful Horses At 45 years old I thought it just might be a good time to learn ho
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Liz and I jumped in a River Jet Boat and flew down the Beautiful Rouge River. I really enjoyed spending time wit
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Law enforcement officers in Shasta and Tehama counties arrested 10 individuals for drunken driving since Monday morning, officials said.
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What: Floral Design for Weddings and Special Occasions When: Sep 1 through 22, 6 to 7 p.m. Where: TBA Materials fee: $60 due to instructor on first day of class Fee: $60 for 4 classes Sign up at Redding Recreation 530-225-4095 1250 Parkview Ave Do you have an i
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As I explore my new home of Bellevue, Washington, I’m reminded of how important California’s agricultural exports are to the rest of the nation. While shopping for fresh fruit at grocery stores, sig
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We mention the village idea since you could buy these 3 bank-owned units PLUS the 3 adjacent bank-owned units, and have a total of 6 rental units for under $200K. It takes a village sometimes. Now you can start your own. They are in two separate listings. Here is a
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List of support groups in the North State.
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With the $8,000 federal tax credit gone, existing homes sales in the United States fell 27 percent in July compared with June, the National Association of Realtors reported this morning. Sales were at their lowest level since NAR started tracking total (homes, condos, townhouses) existing home sales in 1999, and
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A Redding woman and her two children suffered minor injuries this morning after the family’s minivan rolled off Old Oregon Trail in North Redding.
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Knauf Insulation has delayed the restart of its furnace, a move that will affect about 90 employees at the Shasta Lake plant.
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32.7 percent, according to this UCLA study. From the Bee: Merced County has the third-highest percentage of uninsured, behind Madera County with 32 percent and Shasta County with 32.7 percent. In California, 24.3 percent are uninsured. The lowest rates of...
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There are very few photos of the old historic courthouse and this photo is about the best. It was a 2-story log building located on today's High Street overlooking the downtown area (see arrow). It's been gone a long time...
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From the sound of it, there may have been as much heat as light generated at last night's candidates' debate between Patrick Jones and Ken Murray. Jones: You wasted money on Stillwater. Murray: You're wasting money on Oasis Road. Jones:...
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The Redding Kaos Raiders U12 boys soccer team took first place in its age group at the Woodland Sunshine Classic on Sunday.
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Shasta head football coach Aaron Gingery is one of the best at preparing his team going into the season, but has struggled to get the same production out of his players at the end of the season.
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No group is so hated by the many Americans who resent illegal immigration as so-called “anchor babies” born in the United States to illegal immigrant women. They’re not reviled for anything they’ve done, but because of their parents’ actions and the services they might eventually get. And because once they’re bo
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For the past three seasons, Evan Taylor has been the engine that has made the Wolves’ offense go.
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Kent Snider Jr., Redding Much is being said about the appropriateness of building a new mosque in New York. The Muslim cleric heading the mosque, who has been quoted as saying that America is partly at fault for the attacks on 9/11, is on a state-sponsored Middle Eastern tour to talk about religious tolerance in America. Th
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I love toys. I find them in the thrift store. I fight the urge to buy but the really whacky cute ones are irresistable. I do have a built-in semi-bullshit justification. I may someday have grandchildren. That’s what I tell myself my eye pulls me toward piles of brightly colored creatures. “Yes, the grandchildre
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Just three days after the high temperature was 88 – down right chilly for Redding in the summertime – the high today should reach 20 degrees higher.
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Here is Redding’s Pine Street School, not long after it was built many years ago. And here it is now as Coco Loco, a restaurant and nightclub. The rest of the school was converted to offices and one other restaurant as well. The restaurant Pio Loco is in the northwest section of the old school. Thanks
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We encountered this again yesterday. Our client submitted a good offer on a bank-owned property. One of the terms asked for was a 3% BCC credit, which is a request for the seller to cover some of the Buyer Closing Costs. The seller agreed to the credit, but only if the buyer used their preferred lender. It's hard
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“I don’t run a business, I run a ministry.” So says Garth Schmeck, owner of ESP Outdoor in Redding. These days, however, Schmeck is sermonizing from a new book. For years, Schmeck was the area’s preacher of paddling. He founded the Penguin Paddlers club, which grew to 700 members, and his s
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You don’t have to be rich, famous or even an adult to leave a memorable legacy that can change lives. Just ask Stacey Oglesby of Lockwood, Mo., whose 15-year-old daughter, Colbe
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The Redding School District Board of Trustees appointed its newest member Monday night.
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Man shoots self while inspecting pistol A 21-year-old man was shot in the left abdomen Monday afternoon after a pistol he was looking at accidentally went off, authorities said.
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In 1910: All able-bodied men in Lewiston were drafted to fight a forest fire on Bowerman Ridge in the worst fire so far in Trinity County history. The fire had been burning for two to three weeks.
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SPI closes plant in Loyalton Sierra Pacific Industries has shut down its power plant in Loyalton, a move that has cost 15 people their jobs.
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I am still grappling with the day’s events. I anticipate that I will, over time, write several blogs about this day, from various perspectives. No matter the angle from which I choose to view today’s events, I am unable to find a perspective that fully encapsulates the enormity of it all. So, let’s start f
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Redding Mayor Patrick Jones and Ken Murray, twice former mayor and current council challenger, verbally pummeled each other Monday evening in a one-on-one debate designed to sound the way a prize fight looks.
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Shasta College instructor Mike Grifantini told me a wonderful family story today. His grandfather, you see, came to northern California from Italy in search of a better life. Now Grifantini's 25-year-old son, Marco, a 2003 Enterprise High grad, has...
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A fire was reported on the roof of the Alano Club of Redding at 1050 State St. on Monday night.
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The Redding School District board of trustees appointed its newest member Monday night.
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A 47-year old Redding man threatening suicide was taken into custody by police around 6:30 p.m. Monday
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This is the second Oregon official in recent months to get into hot water over a dubious degree from online diploma mill Redding University, actual physical location unknown. Here's a link to the web site of the "school." Its FAQ...
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In a story on August 19, 2010, The Record Searchlight reported, a week after the fact, that the Legal Aid or "Family Law Facilitator" had been closed due to the retirement of the attorney that ran it, "Lizabeth Robison."Today August 23,2010 a CPPA member overheard two attorneys in the courthouse say that Robison had b
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In the drugstore, when I got lost looking for shampoo and ended up on the Back to School aisle, I saw a mother with three young children picking out school supplies.
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Who was where at what weekend events.
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A Redding man was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and burglary after police say they caught him trying to push away a stolen motorcycle.
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Sunday was no laugher for Redding’s Good Humor man.
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Officers said an 18-year-old Anderson man stole a car and again led them on a chase today for the third time in less than a month after he’d twice been released from Shasta County’s jail to stave off overcrowding.
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Fortune magazine spent months talking to former execs, suppliers and others to help explain the chain's wild success. Must-read for all TJ's fans. Excerpt: The rise of Trader Joe's reflects Americans' changing attitudes about food. While Trader Joe's is not...
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Firefighters, California Highway Patrol officers and medics responded to southbound Interstate 5 at downtown Cottonwood this afternoon for a report of an SUV that rolled, injuring those inside.
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After "techies" nursing java hog tables for hours on end. The LA Times reports on the trend here....
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Courtesy Tea Party maven Erin Ryan: "The format is the two of them asking each other the questions. 30 sec for question with 1 min response and 1 min reply from the "asker". 2 ½ min per question and each...
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A 21-year-old man was shot in the left abdomen this afternoon after a pistol he was looking at accidentally went off, authorities said.
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Delamar was a gold, silver, and copper mining town once located beside Squaw Creek. It was named for Captain J. R. DeLaMar who built the nearby smelter for the Bully Hill Mine in 1899. Delamar no longer exists; the shoreline...
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Fire crews quickly squelched five spot fires early this afternoon burning in timberland along Ponderosa Way near Whitmore.
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A fire that burned about a 10-foot section of fence outside a downtown Redding business was quickly put out this morning.
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Crews quickly extinguished a vegetation fire near Kennedy Memorial Drive at Whiskeytown Lake this morning.
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Everybody is whining and complaining about money being wasted, while in our court house and by CPS (now known as "Children and Family Services," how lovely) hundreds of thousands of dollars are being spent on non-issues that are fabricated to arbitrarily take children away from good parents everyday. This is generating a lo
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Knauf Insulation has delayed the restart of its rebuilt furnace, a move that will affect about 90 employees at the Shasta Lake plant, Dave Hawley of Teamsters Local 137 said this morning.
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The boom years for real estate - when it built retirement nest eggs and paid for all sorts of nice stuff - may be over, according to some experts. From the New York Times: Dean Baker, co-director of the Center...
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From the newspaper that famously declared God was dead in 1966. "Experts now believe." That's what it says, by gosh. Click below for the whole article.
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IF SO CONTACT "THE CALIFORNIA PROTECTIVE PARENTS ASSOCIATION" AT cppashastcounty@yahoo.com. A VENUE TO HAVE THESE COMPLAINTS HEARD, IS NOW OPEN TO "CPPA." SO PLEASE ACT QUICKLY.
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This week I’m working on a number of my favorite projects for Etsians. I am finishing off two lovely fat donut pillows, a joy to create each and every time. These donuts go down under for a repeat Australian buyer, custom chocolate icing with sprinkles. Thank you Eymael!  I get to make another Mick Jagger doll. Th
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Today’s FDotD is in a nice neighborhood. The single supplied photo has a thumbprint or something where the garage is, but you get the idea. Built in 1992, this 1536 sq ft 3/2.5 seems to have last sold in 2003 for $259K. And back then it was listed as 1800 sq ft. Interesting.
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Spotted this homemade crossover vehicle at the Farmers Market on Saturday. It seems to have been fashioned from a Ford Festiva. Probably gets great mileage for an SUV. Looks really cool too. Obviously the work of creative mind. Maybe Ford should take a look. The workmanship on this little beauty
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Hot temperatures will be buffeted by gusts of more than 20 miles per hour in the northern Sacramento Valley.
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A 28-year-old Redding man on parole is in jail after police stopped him for speeding and talking on a cell phone.
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The butterflies in your belly … racing heart … sweaty palms … Is that how you feel when flirting or being flirted with?  When you first meet someone or see them across a room … Do you enjoy the batting of the eyelashes and tossing of the hair? How do you feel when you catch someone looking at yo
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(I originally wrote this as a newspaper column in 2005. I’ve edited it a bit. Please enjoy this in the interim, when The Tension will be silent as I vacation in the Russian Wilderness Area this week.)A walk into the woods is a scrub brush for the soul. 

Thoreau knew that, as did Whitman, Muir and certainl
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Anyone who’s ever stood on a busy street corner while a truck accelerated past has surely cursed the day Rudolf Diesel invented his engine.
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President Ronald Reagan was never one to hide his frustrations when it came to working with a Congress controlled by the opposition. He once remarked, “I’ve often wondered how some people in positions of this kind . . . manage without having had any acting experience.”
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Despite the wretched economy, only 60 percent of the people eligible for food stamps in Shasta County actually receive them. Even though the food stamp caseload has increased nearly 50 percent since 2007, thousands who are eligible to receive the aid are not taking advantage of the help, said Linda Barba, a program manager
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When you're a teenager, 6 a.m. is like a foreign country: You've heard about it, but you haven't had the chance to visit. Then, the school year starts. You're issued a passport, and you climb on the bus that drops you off at school by 7:10 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. or, if you're lucky, 9:10 a.m.
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On one hand, the Cougars boast an experienced defense anchored by a strong group of linebackers. On the other hand, the Foothill High School football team is raw but talented on the offensive side.
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Zach Ray knows his last name carries the weight of many expectations.
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Firefighters were called to a reported fire Sunday afternoon in a vacant building on Bechelli Lane north of Hartnell Avenue in Redding.
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Spotted in Farm and Garden, Aug 20. Grey cocktails are often pretty tame. Which conjured this image. Maybe one should try it with a salted rim. Or a touch of Tobasco. We are easily amused here at Really Redding.
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Firefighters were called to a reported fire Sunday afternoon in a vacant building on Bechelli Lane north of Hartnell Avenue in Redding.
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Hey, check out the kitchen on this… wait a minute. Who took the kitchen? Well, as we agents euphemistically like to say, “There’s still time to pick your cabinets.” And toilets too, we note. Here’s another useful agent-speak phrase, “It ha
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As of Sunday morning, drunken driving arrests over the weekend reached nine in Shasta County, law enforcement officials said.
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These are some of the remains still existing at the Bully Hill smelter, located on the banks of the Squaw Creek arm of Shasta Lake. The smelter was built in 1901 and had the capacity to smelt 150 tons of...
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Doni’s identical twin Shelly Shively is this week’s special guest on today’s Sunday Bru
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Officers conducted a DUI checkpoint Saturday night in Redding, checking drivers in 714 vehicles, but arresting none for drunken driving.
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Compared to what is expected later this week, today’s weather will be like a cool coastal vacation. High today is expected to be around 89, lowering to about 62 tonight, with winds gusting to about 20 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
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Everybody is whining and complaining about money being wasted, while in our court house and by CPS (now known as "Children and Family Services," how lovely) hundreds of thousands of dollars are being spent on non-issues that are fabricated to arbitrarily take children away from good parents everyday. This is generating a
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A little nanfiction for you, brought forth by OneWord, a dandy prompt site that gives you a word a day - and 60 seconds to say something.The word today is understood.He felt like, if they’d just read the fucking report he’d prepared - that was right in front of them i
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Taxpayers sent a message to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and members of the Legislature when they defeated five of the six measures on May 19, 2009. They want a stop to overspending and new taxes, and for the elected officials in Sacramento to stand up and have the courage to confront the strong union officials in the publ
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On its face, the city’s general-fund reserve percentage is the sort of issue that might stoke a heated, table-pounding argument at a meeting of a Government Accounting Standards Board subcommittee, but not among the rest of us.
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I dropped in on the Redding School District board meeting Tuesday to see what parents, teachers and the trustees themselves might have to say about the evolving troubles of Rein and Wanell Stoltz, the now-resigned board president and his school-librarian wife who stands accused of embezzlement. But the meeting was more t
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In days long past, the Wintu managed this land with fine precision. We knew that to stay cool in these hot, arid summers required at least part of your home underground. We maintained the skills to organize large-scale group efforts during salmon runs and acorn gathering. We also knew when, where, how much and how often
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Kristin Nystrom and William McElvain, both of Redding, were married June 19, 2010, at All Saints Episcopal Church of Redding. Pastor Dave Hall officiated. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Elly Nystrom of Redding. She is pursuing her teaching credential through Simpson University. The groom is the son of Tom McElva
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Ariel Eminger and Nicholas Lyons of Redding were married May 29, 2010, at the Holiday Inn in Redding. A reception and dinner followed in the Palomino Room at the Holiday Inn. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Jeannie Eminger of Redding. She graduated from Stellar Charter School and the ROP Certified Nursing Assistant
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A Sept. 19, 2010, wedding is planned for Camay Coker and Michael Bryant, both of Cottonwood, at the Riverview Restaurant in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Russell and Danielle Coker of Redding. She is a 2006 graduate of Enterprise High School. She is attending Shasta College to pursue a degree in nursing. Sh
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Sarah Swanson and Jeremy Suhrstedt, both of Central Point, Ore., were married May 29, 2010, at Shore Acres Botanical Garden in Charleston, Ore. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Boathouse Auditorium. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Dora Swanson of Redding. She is a
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Grab a cup on your way in each morning. Pour a cup at about 3 p.m. Or, maybe you want a cup for a late-night pick-me-up. Thank goodness for coffee, because it’s pretty demanding being a teenager these day.
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We're delighted that you've returned for yet another visit. Today let's talk about that old household standby, baking soda.
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You've seen them all around airports -- kids proudly pulling their own rolling carry-ons that come in all kinds of colors and patterns geared to appeal to the younger set.
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The Sacramento River is a cool friend in the summertime. Pristine water flowing from the cold, lower reaches of Lake Shasta offers a welcome coolness along the river trail. Early risers know the benefits of gathering at the trail heads before the midday sun kicks into overdrive
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A new school year has begun and the Shasta Public Libraries has the answer to homework problems.
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A Sept. 4, 2010, wedding is planned for Audrey Jones and Ryuichi Ohyama, both of Redding, at the Golden Umbrella in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Don and Alena Jones. She graduated from Dunsmuir High in 2008. Her fiance is the son of Keijirou Fujiyama and Yumiko Staton. He was born in Kawasaki, Japan. He gr
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Jack Ures celebrated his 80th birthday with his wife, Joan, and children at Lake Tahoe during the week of July 24. His family came from Georgia, Minnesota, Utah, Arizona and California. He has three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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The kids received some cards in the mail containing spending money from a relative yesterday. They are always thrilled to receive a letter, and couldn't believe their good fortune in receiving cash as well.
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Dear Straight Talk: My sister is disabled and uses a wheelchair. She needs help in the bathroom, so I arrange to meet her in the girls' bathroom at school. Obviously, we need to use the disabled stall. When the bathroom is crowded we sometimes have to be assertive about demanding the right to priority for it. We get lots of
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In 1910: River driver Joseph Allen, employed by T.H. Benton’s second log drive from the Big Bend, drowned below the mouth of Hatchet Creek. Allen and others were breaking a jam. As the jam broke, Allen, standing on a log, failed to jump in time and was carried down to the rapids.
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A look at companies embracing new online technology and how they're leveraging that into profits and success.
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It's been a tale of the good and the bad for the newspaper industry during the past decade. "The story of the last decade in print is a story of vanishing revenue but not vanishing readers," said Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center's Project for the Excellence in Journalism.
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Firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire on Hilltop Drive.
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The Simpson University volleyball team fell to Montana Western 25-12, 25-19, 25-20 at the Southern Oregon tournament on Saturday.
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Your pet cat might be the most resilient animal in your home. That is, if your cat is anything like a tortoiseshell cat named Cally.
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Mount Shasta's landmark proposed ordinance banning water bottling plants and cloud seeding over the Siskiyou County city won't make it to the November ballot after all.
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When it's too good to be true, it usually isn't and that appears to the case for a Babe Ruth autographed relic card that has been showing up around the country.
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Any financial plan should address the issues of risk management. The risk of dying too soon can be tempered with adequate life insurance planning. The risk of living too long can be managed with appropriate investment strategies. Liability risk is frequently handled through proper casualty insurance and "umbrella" policie
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The Enterprise Hornets will be getting a taste of out-of-area football competition this season.
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The Enterprise Hornets began the past decade the same way they ended it -- edging Paradise to win the section title. Now comes the hard part of repeating.
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How do you distinguish yourself in the uber-competitive coffee market? If you're Barista's Roasting Co., you Splick-it.
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Two major outdoors-products companies, Kelty and JanSport, are taking a retro tilt with backpacks for 2011. This month, both companies unveiled backpacks for next year's line that look like models as seen on the Appalachian Trail circa 1964.
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Hang gliders and paragliders will join together at Hat Creek Rim for a weekend of “sky sailing” on Labor Day weekend Sept. 4-6.
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Jane Vorpagel burned through her camera's battery taking snapshots of the green and black crystals that mark the heart of Iron Mountain Mine, source of some of the most acidic water in the world. An environmental scientist with the state Department of Fish and Game, Vorpagel was among more than a dozen state and federal w
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The Redding School District Board of Trustees is meeting Monday to consider appointing a new member to the board.
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A primary fiber serving Charter Cable customers was cut in Northern California today, leaving thousands without television, Internet and phone access.
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On a sunny day in August tourists from Japan, Texas and the Bay Area sit along the banks of the McCloud River, just above a series of cascading waterfalls.
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Families looking for quality affordable, natural and organic products have plenty of options these days. But it’s often challenging to find products offered by smaller companies.
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Q: I am currently training my dog to retrieve, which requires exposure to both live and dead birds. Are there any restrictions for using live and/or dead birds for the training? Are there certain types of birds that may be used? Pigeons are usually the bird of choice.
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In a recent office meeting we learned about all the new and exciting plans that are coming about with the new Stillwater Business Park, right here in Redding, CA. Becau
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Cheri Davis of Advanced Massage Solutions offers various massage therapies.
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Tom and Marge Barefoot celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 13, 2010, at a small gathering of friends and family at their home, hosted by their daughter, Marcy Guin, her husband, Steve, as well as their son Tom and wife Joy Barefoot from Omaha, Neb. The Barefoots were married at Christ Episcopal Church in Gary,
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Shasta County sheriff's boating safety deputies were searching the Sacramento River south of the Cypress Avenue Bridge this afternoon for missing people after finding two overturned rafts caught in the span's middle pier.
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State regulators on Friday closed Chico-based Butte Community Bank after efforts to shore up its balance sheet failed.
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I took the Harry Potter Wand Quiz on Facebook this morning after seeing that Frank had done so. It was a well though out quiz with interesting questions and pleasing results. What is Your Harry Potter Wand? — Hazel and Mermaid Hair My Result: Hazel and Mermaid Hair You are very intelligent and wise. You [...]
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The mystery man was Charles H. Behrens. He was the one who purchased the house at 1520 West Street for his family. It was his grandson (Judge Eaton) who made the old family house a local landmark. Charles was elected...
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Law enforcement agencies arrested seven motorists in Shasta County on Friday, the first day of an end-of-summer crackdown on driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to a press statement.
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Redding police and law enforcement authorities in neighboring counties are still looking for a man who reportedly assaulted another man Friday afternoon and stole his truck.
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(Here's the fight poster, courtesy Erin Ryan and Rob Exter) This should be quite a bout, whether it goes 12 rounds or not. Mayor Patrick Jones squares off against challenger and former political mentor Ken Murray during the Redding...
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Before her first visit to the Capitol building in Sacramento recently, I asked my 12-year-old daughter what goes on in that historic and ornate building. Her response, with absolutely no prompting from me (I promise), "Where decisions are made to...
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Berkeley has long had a reputation for civil disobedience in which residents defy or ignore wrong-headed or stupid government laws, regulations or policies. A minor example, spotted on a recent visit: On Shattuck Avenue about six blocks north of University...
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The northern Sacramento Valley can expect relatively mild afternoons today and Sunday before triple-digit heat returns early next week. Temperatures in Redding will peak at 86 degrees this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The average high in Redding on this date is 96 degrees. South w
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We noticed a hummingbird become fascinated by the fountain. It went in for a drink. Once you’re in, it’s hard not to get wet. Bbbbbbbbb. Oh this is nice. Maybe I’ll just lay here a while. Wheee! Ahhh. That’s refreshing. So, wh
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It’s August. It’s hot and dry in interior northern California and in most cases, our gardens are looking a little…worn, a little worse for the wear of our long, hot, dry summers.
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Life can become so busy that we can forget at times just how blessed we are to be loved by our wives.
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Q. Some religions speak positively about inclusivity but still have policies of exclusivity, such as refusing to ordain women or homosexuals. What are the limits of inclusivity in your faith tradition? How does your faith tradition reconcile these issues? Sexuality in Sikhism relates to the marriage of a man and woman and t
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The horrifying story of the death of Randal Leigh Wert, who was stabbed to death Sunday night in a domestic violence incident, while a California Highway Patrol officer waited outside the home for backup, has many criticizing the officer (as yet unnamed publicly) who did not intervene in time.
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Was Sunday’s Record Searchlight editorial a political career-ender for Ken Murray?
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A police officer accused of raping a woman he was taking to jail was fired Friday, said Anderson Police Chief Dale Webb.
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Well here's an announcement that's interesting -- if not surprising: Today the Redding Firefighters' Association proudly announced their support for Francie Sullivan, Sandra Speer & Ken Murray for Redding City Council. They join the Redding Peace Officers' Association and the...
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A red pickup reported carjacked in downtown Redding was recovered Friday in Trinity County, according the Redding Police Department.
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Friday was the first time I got a look at the Shasta College football team version 2010. Knights fans, players and coaches hope that it is closer to version 2008, not 2009.
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A popular trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park will close for 10 days as part of the “Reach the Peak” project, according to a news release from the National Park Service.
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After two months of relative stability, Shasta County's unemployment rate inched up to 15.6 percent in July, the state reported Friday.
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Friday night high school football will fill the radio airwaves for the first time in seven seasons.
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Travel trailers, fishing and fun -- they all go together for the women in the Sisters on the Fly. Started by a pair of true sisters in Montana in 1998, the ladies-only club now has 1,400 members nationwide. Two dozen of them are in Lewiston this weekend to open up their unique signature trailers from the 1950s and 60s to t
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Steve Hobson wants to push Redding City Hall back to the basics of governing.
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In addition to the many e-mails I receive providing me with different topics, I also have access to a very special group of individuals who are members of the Secret Society of Rats.
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During the housing boom, equity-rich homeowners were cashing in, many accenting their backyard with a pool. But as home values have plunged, so has the new pool business.
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Barista's Roasting Co., a family-owned specialty coffee roaster and espresso bar that eventually plans to serve beer and wine, has opened in Redding across from the Mt. Shasta Mall.
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Horses aplenty will be on view Saturday when the Wild Horse Sanctuary opens the gates for its annual celebration.
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What is this event? Well, it is the most enjoyable golf tournament that you have ever seen. Everyone can play and it’s anyone’s game to win. Families and individuals of all ages will be able to participate in this outrageously fun event. Come have fun, eat some good food, play some raffles and maybe even win some fr
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In 1910: Brothers Charles and James Paige, 25-year-residents of Shasta, were to share in a $30 million inheritance divided among 400 others. Each of their share was to be $75,000.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park will close its landmark Lassen Peak Trail and parking area Saturday night through Aug. 31 for multiple helicopter rock-hauls. The work is part of the "Reach the Peak" project, an ambitious, 5-year, $2.4 million effort to restore and rehabilitate the popular trail to the 10,457-foot summit. C
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Perhaps a county declaration of a state of emergency wouldn't have much effect on a neighboring national forest, as the Mendocino County counsel argued. But this sounds like an emergency to me: Another armed grower killed by deputies in county...
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I'm not a regular viewer or listener to "Democracy Now!" -- which KIXE's new manager recently canceled, to its fans' chagrin. Nor do I share the show's political leanings, which are pretty strong and indeed blatant -- sometimes to the...
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Redding police are looking for a red pickup reported carjacked at the Wells Fargo bank branch downtown.
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The ten laws of western water make for sobering reading, especially toward the end. X. The Law of Vanishing Civilizations: The Tenth (or Last) Water Law of the West should be called the Hohokam Law of Water and Gravity. Under...
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Some bugs are pests in the garden, but others help take care of the pests.
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A quilt show, edible plant class and farm day are some upcoming events.
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Basic facts on spider mites
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North state real estate experts offer tips on finding a lender.
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Spider mites are one of summer's most ubiquitous garden pests.
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. The mystery man in the photo is Sheriff Charles Behrens, the grandfather of Judge Richard Behrens Eaton. "toe2toe" is our winner who correctly guessed him at 9:41 a.m. Congratulations toe2toe! Thank you everyone for checking in and playing and...
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An Anderson Police officer accused of raping a woman whom he had in custody was fired today, the city announced this afternoon.
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The Aug. 24 murder trial for three teenagers accused of beating a homeless man to death last year was postponed today until Nov. 16.
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A vehicle fire and a wreck have caused a traffic backup on Interstate 5 in both directions between Redding and Anderson.
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A federal grand jury Thursday indicted an undocumented Mexican man on suspicion of his connection to a Tehama County marijuana grow, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press statement.
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This house has always been a favorite of ours. So much so that we took this photo of it a few years ago just because we liked it. It doesn’t look quite like this anymore. As seen below. Still, a loving owner could restore it to loveliness again. Ev
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After two months of relative stability, Shasta County’s unemployment rate inched up to 15.6 percent in July, the state reported today.
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The appalling lack of urgency in the Legislature to pass a budget --- it's 50 days late now and ain't getting closer quickly -- might start to change now that it actually starts hurting people. The public often doesn't much...
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Who was/is this person? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you're the first person to guess who this person is, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java plus an award certificate. Both prizes are...
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At Cal's Books the other day I bought, for a buck, a May 22, 1968, copy of the Record Searchlight, pictured, presumably saved because it memorialized, on its front page, the famous shoot-out with "Most Wanted" fugitive and hostage...
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List of support groups in the North State.
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Item, headlined 'Cheech Marin Endorses Prop. 19,' from CelebStoner web site: "Vote! Just vote, because if everyone thinks marijuana should be legalized, it'll pass with flying colors," says Top CelebStoner "Cheech" Marin about Prop 19, the measure that would tax...
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Now, whether you have an iPhone, Android, or Blackberry, FDotD senses your platform, and adjusts to make it easily readable on your mobile display. So now, in addition to the option of subscribing and receiving FDotD as e-mail, you can get it on the go, anywhere you have a signal. Want to read about t
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Check out this video of a Human Electric Car that may possibly be produced in Eugene Oregon. Using a plug-in electric propulsion system, one person can drive this car up to 60 mph on flat terrain. With 4 people, it can be powered by humans alone. It’s an intriguing prototype. I like seeing the similar terrai
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The Redding area will experience seasonably warm weather today before a cool system moves in for the weekend.
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The number of farmers markets in the United States has more than doubled during the last 10 years to 6,132, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Not surprisingly, California has more farmers markets (580) than any other state. New York (460), Illinois (286), Michigan (271) and Iowa (229) compl
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Rome is not only the capital of Italy, it’s a world capital and feels like it. Hustle and bustle don’t begin to describe the energy of the city, with beautiful people dashing hither and yon on urgent and mysterious missions. These missions are usually conducted on Vespa scooters that lack a muffler. You ca
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It just seems like a good way to go out of employment with a little 2 Tone Ska.And we're talking The Beat (or, in North America, The English Beat, since Paul Collins had a band in the U.S. called The Beat).The Beat were formed in England in 1978, during a time of great social upheaval. The band's first single wa
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It’s hard to be an Obama sycophant these days. Your hero delivers a Ramadan speech roundly supporting the building of a mosque and Islamic center at ground zero in New York. Your heart swells and you’re moved to declare this President Obama’s finest hour, his act of greatest courage.
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It is against the law — a misdemeanor — to supply beer or booze to underage drinkers. That fact alone ought to dissuade adults from doing it. Never mind the risks to the well-being of naive, often-reckless young drinkers.
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I know what a lot of people are saying, "more football?" What about the other fall sports such as volleyball, swimming and tennis? Well don't worry, updates on those sports will come soon. Since our football previews will begin to run in the next few days, I have taken a look at a few of the teams. And because I mentioned
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The North Valley Rapids, an 18-and-under girls fast-pitch organization, will have sign-ups at the Red Bluff High School softball field Aug. 29.
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Dr. Doug McConnell said he moved to Redding for a change of pace and the challenge of rebuilding a small town hospital's heart program.
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An Iowa company on Wednesday broadened a nationwide recall of its eggs to 380 million after some of its facilities were linked to an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened hundreds of people across the countr
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NEWS ALERT: August 19, 2010 By a 49 to 14 vote, the California State Assembly approved SB 1178 extending anti-deficiency protection for consumers who have refinanced their original mortgage loans and now are facing foreclosure. We've been waiting for a decision on this bill simply b
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The deadline for applications in two recall elections passed on Thursday, finalizing the candidate list for Dunsmuir City Council. Justin Lowenthal filed a candidate application Aug. 6, joining retired Army National Guardsman Arlis O. Steele in Mayor Peter Arth's recall, while grocer Nick Mitchell remains the only candidat
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It didn't take very long for the new general manager at KIXE to start making changes after taking over Redding's Public Broadcasting Service station in July. And at least one of his programing decisions has upset Redding's small, but vocal, progressive community.
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A year ago, Christy Swagerty-Vilas stepped into the Simpson University head volleyball coaching role with little time to bring in recruits.
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Fire crews contained a fire Thursday afternoon after it burned more than two acres of timber adjacent to woods blackened by wildfire last week.
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A former teacher's aide at Shasta High School is accused of having sex multiple times -- including in the stands during this year's state wrestling meet in Bakersfield -- with a 17-year-old Orland student, authorities said.
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A local artist is on a mission to beautify an area along I-5 and raise money for a local charity. For more than a year, Armando Mejorado has been planning and installing sculpted metal "trees" in the backyard of his north Redding home, which also serves as a private art gallery.
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The building for the Cottrell smoke consuming device was nearly complete. It was expected to be ready to go in October.
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The California Department of Transportation is hosting a public workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today to discuss the future of Highway 273.
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Good news and bad news on the harsh reality of America's blue-collar jobs. This is a must read article that was just out today. WHERE THE BLUE-C
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 It's not too late to enjoy "Movies 
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I was doubtful (initially) about Community Pages but I have to admit the more success stories I read the more I realize we're missing out. Way to go Karen, your post motivated me to get going so we've sponsored a community (which is now in pending status) and will be adding on to the list as we continue to close escro
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The California Department of Public Health has provided a list of eggs distributed in the state recalled because they may contain Salmonella, a bacterium that may cause serious health problems.
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The McCloud River rises in the Cascades southeast of Mount Shasta, flows into and out of the McCloud Reservoir, and ends in the Pit River arm of Shasta Lake on the east side of the Pit River Bridge on Interstate 5.
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Shasta Women's Refuge seeks crisis line volunteers.
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By day Stephanie Foos is an assistant in the accounts payable department at Redding's Bethel Church. But at night, at venues such as Rivers and Old City Hall, she sings songs from an era long before she was born, songs like "My Funny Valentine" and "The Shadow of Your Smile" in a sweet, sultry voice
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Tehama County agents arrested 12 men and women and one teenager on Wednesday after a three-month investigation into suspected methamphetamine use and sales at two Cottonwood homes, according to a press statement.
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Today's editorial takes the Redding School Board to task, but commenter Chris_RSC adds a fair shout-out for something the board is doing right: From what I have heard the board is no longer hiding out on East Bonnyview for their...
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Today’s FDotD has been around a while. It wasn’t real interesting at the initial list price of $173K. but now after 155 days on market, it is much more attractively priced. We think this one is well worth your attention now. The neighborhood is relatively close-i
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!!!!!!!NO ONE SHOULD GO HUNGRY BENEFIT CONCERT!!!!!
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Tonja Donoho's brother, SGT Tad A Donoho, Jr., fought for 15 months in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, and now she fights to get the film about his platoon to show in Redding. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, 'Restrepo' is now coming to Redding, Ca. Read about this critically acclaimed doc
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In a column about Humboldt County and the Hoopa Valley Tribe's quest to get the Bureau of Reclamation to deliver on a 50-year-old promise -- contract -- to supply 50,000 acre-feet of Trinity River water, Hank Sims unpacks what's at...
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Former Redding radio personality George Newcom had methamphetamine in his system when he died on July 1 of heart failure, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office reported today.
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Dan Kowall finds it bitterly ironic that homeowners in the subdivision that surrounds River Bend Golf Club are very vocal about keeping the property as a golf course. But not many of those residents are golf club members. "That's kind of a sore spot with me," Kowall said this week. Word is Kowal
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I've always thought this store's name sounded pretty frightful. Sort of like a big, mean bull was waiting for you inside. It was anything but that. This store was the largest wholesale firm in all of northern California beginning in...
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Fire crews contained a fire this afternoon after it burned more than two acres of timber adjacent to woods blackened by wildfire last week.
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1. MarketFest 2010 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 26, Library Park, downtown Redding. Today: Karen Lovely. Season closes with Los Pinguos, Aug. 26. Go to www.vivadowntownredding.org
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As in Wildlife that is!  I was traipsing through the park again, (I know, HUH!!!), looking for a trail to follow and what do you know I found one!  I seen this small sign that said "Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation"!  Kewl!  I knew
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