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September 24th, 2010

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Lindsay Henrich and Bryce Martin, both of Cottonwood, were married Aug. 7, at Riverview Country Club in Redding. Raylyn McBroom officiated.
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Two Del Norte County men will be tried in Shasta County in a fatal hit-and-run case after a judge in Crescent City this week ruled there had been too much publicity for them to receive a fair trial there.
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Emergency personnel are responding this afternoon to a possible hit-and-run on southbound I-5 just south of Oasis Road.
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SACRAMENTO – A 26-year-old Redding man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for trying to entice an underage girl he met over the Internet to have sex with him.
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The first guesser hit the nail on the head - it's the Gloryhole at Whiskeytown Lake! Congratulations to "dr" who wins a $10 gift certificate from River City Java plus an award certificate. Thank you everyone for playing. And especially...
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The dining room on this foreclosed home is done in dungeonesque gray stone and iron, and seemed more than a little gothic to us. Twilight anyone? Actually it works, in an odd way. We suppose it depends on your furniture. Don’t go Sweedish Modern, is all we’re sa
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A friend says her breath was taken away by this video of a gentleman being "assaulted" by security guards last month at the Alaska State Fair. Frankly, I think the fair would have been better off leaving him alone, as...
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Firefighters this afternoon quickly contained a garage fire reported at 12697 Glide Way off Old Oregon Trail just north of Redding
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Attorneys representing the former students and their families who sued the Shasta Union High School District over its drug-testing policies are asking for an appellate court’s ruling in the case to be published officially, a move they say will set precedent for future student challenges.
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SACRAMENTO – A federal grand jury indicted Thursday a 26-year-old man from Mexico with cultivating marijuana within the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, a spokeswoman with the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today.
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The 2nd District's assemblyman's office relays his thoughts -- from a legislative hearing yesterday -- about Proposition 25 and budget reform: "I do not see how Proposition 25 will result in responsible budgets," stated Nielsen. "Lowering the threshold to pass...
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I see that a few new TV ads (watch there here and here) are pressing the union candidates for Redding City Council, but one of them also touts the United Public Employees of California's endorsement of Shasta County Supervisor Les...
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"Public safety first!" A good campaign slogan. Both Ken Murray and Sandra Speer are running on it. Murray has said we need to cut everything before public safety. But where, what and who, specifically? Which departments would Murray and Speer...
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Mary Machado of Shasta Voices writes in the latest newsletter that the committee looking at privatizing park maintenance isn't exactly getting advice from a neutral party. On September 8th at their regular monthly CSAC meeting, "Parks Maintenance" employees conducted a...
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I ask that question of every out-of-town prospect I have shown property to in the past 26 years and the answers have some common denominators. Here are the most common responses: To be closer to family To get away from more eartquake prone areas of California To be closer to recreational a
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A Red Bluff man Thursday intercepted an attempted burglary at his home on the 12800 block of Gardenia Way, said Tehama County Sheriff Clay D. Parker.
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A Red Bluff man was arrested this morning at around 12:35 on suspicion of possessing and transporting methamphetamine, said Tehama County Sheriff Clay D. Parker.
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What is this contraption and where is it located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! All you have to do to win is correctly name what this contraption is and state where it's located. If you're the first...
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Hi ya'll. What a day it turned out to be. As I was afraid of, HoneyBandit was exhausted and pretty much "done-in" from all his antics yesterday. He was pretty much awake and up and down all night, and of...
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I stole some time Wednesday to rearrange the candles in my fireplace. I found a couple of lovely lavender martini glasses at a new thrift/furniture store and a trio of nice beige candles at grocery outlet. The whole new arrangements is on a purple theme — purple candles, purple labels on the funky little soda, kombuc
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"Oral bisphosphonate osteoporosis drugs, which include such Actonel, Boniva, and Fosamax, could be associated with an approximately twofold increased risk of esophageal cancer. A new study showed that long-term users of the drugs had nearly double the risk for...
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XTC was an English New Wave band that formed in 1976. While MTV will put them in its "One-Hit Wonders" shows for the song "Dear God," they were much more than that one very interesting song.The band has a very interesting history
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Have you ever had the experience that life was cruising along pretty well when out of the blue something big hits you and your world is turned upside down? It has happened t
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We humans have to learn to save for a rainy day. Meanwhile, local critters just know what to do. This guy (or gal?) was hard at work yesterday, gathering acorns. Oak acorns have supported life here since prehistory. So good you can smell them. No rest in this g
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Gov Hutchinson came to Redding to speak to the Shasta MLS last Wednesday. Gov is Assistant General Counsel and Staff Vice President of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. He has been with C.A.R. since 1985 and manages C.A.R.'s Membe
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Today should be sunny with a high of 92 degrees. Temperatures tonight will cool down to around 62 degrees. This weekend will bring in more heat, and temperatures are expected to be in the triple-digits by Monday.
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My grandmother was a superb gardener. Her neighbor, Mildred, who knew her well, thought Grandma had some sort of magical powers. But then Mildred got her advice from her cat, so who can know for sure?  One thing is cert
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In Chicago artist Jacqueline Moses' paintings, houses float in the sky, buildings emerge from rocks and assault rifles are rooted in desert dirt. Moses, 70, has a unique way of looking at the world.
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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 COOS RIVER, Coos Bay, Ore. — This is the most productive river for fall Chinooks currently in the southern part of Oregon. Most reports of daily catches range from four to 10 salmon per boat, accor
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WHOSE RATES ARE NEXT? Will home insurance go up if Redding becomes a crime-ridden city because we don't have enough police officers? What if we lose more homes to fire because the firefighters don't have the staff to put it out? Just asking.
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I would like to respond to Pam Hughes' comments on KIXE (letter, Wednesday). Philip Smith is correct; public-supported programs should be nonbiased. Public programming is supported by all taxpayers, conservative and liberal, and should be representing both or neither. Unfortunately, NPR and PBS, both supported by all taxpa
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Here's a crazy thought: If we're going to spend millions -- yes, millions -- of taxpayer dollars and burden private landowners with tough federal rules to protect a rare bug, the precious insect ought to actually be threatened or endangered. Is that so much to ask?
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First, this is so at variance with reality that it's hard to believe even liberals believe it. The largest tea party event yet was the recent Glenn Beck rally on the Mall.
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Foothill and Hayfork continue to rank atop their respective divisions in the latest Northern Section prep football poll.
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The upcoming, hotly contested Redding City Council election has spawned a colorful crop of placards around town -- and provoked some new twists on age-old campaign capers.
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The Corning High girls tennis team knocked off Anderson 6-2 in Northern Athletic League play on Thursday.
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The Tehama County Fair opened Thursday, featuring old-time country entertainment.
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The 2010-2011 Tehama County Community Concert season begins September 28 with our first concert, Anthony Kearns. Mr. Kearns, Ireland’s Finest Tenor, is a master of so many genres it is impossible and unwise to attempt to categorize him. His all-encompassing, dynamic repertoire spans Ireland to Broadway, Viennese romance
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PG&E Retirees have a food drive and in December a toy drive
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Turns out I unfairly dissed the League of Women Voters earlier today. I am reliable informed that the month of October will see a number of sessions on candidates and propositions, starting in earnest on the 3rd. Tentative schedule is...
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On one side is Anderson, a team that grinds it out with a power running game. On the other side is Foothill, who prides itself on stingy defense that dominates the line of scrimmage.
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In a battle of league unbeatens, the Cougars came up on the short end of the stick. The Foothill High School girls tennis team brought a perfect 6-0 Eastern Athletic League record to its home courts for Thursday’s league match.
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University of Nevada athletics has been reeling in some north state diamond talent as of late. West Valley High School’s Molly McWilliams, a first-team all-Northern Section pick this spring, made a verbal commitment to Nevada earlier this week.
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We’re a month into the prep football season and just before teams head into league play, I wanted to give an update of the area teams in each division.
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RED BLUFF -- The former finance director has filed a claim against the city, alleging it violated her privacy rights and inflicted emotional distress when it released her attorney's written response to a notice of termination.
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The economy is on life support. But vendors displaying their wares at Thursday's Business Expo 2010 were upbeat.
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The suspect in a stabbing this week at a Cottonwood home was arrested Thursday morning when he showed up in court for a hearing related to his high-profile child abuse case.
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f you're looking for something to do this weekend, there are plenty of events to choose from.
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When I was 20, I was married and living out on a logging job near Paynes Creek. One day, I had driven the 15 or so miles down a series of logging spurs to the store and post office. As I was loading up groceries into the back of my pick-up, a man came over and offered to help me load. I watched him as we hiked grocery sacks
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To draw visitors to Lassen Volcanic National Park, the park's leadership aims to strengthen ties with the north state towns that ring it.
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PremierWest Bank is launching a guaranteed loan division featuring loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Shasta Public Libraries seeks volunteers to help in various functions.
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Bloody Island was once an island of the Sacramento River a few miles south of Balls Ferry. It was on land that today comprises the Gover Ranch. Even though that area of the ranch is still referred to as Bloody Island, the island no longer exists because the river channel has moved and the island is now connected to the land
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Redding is about to get a spark of culture and excitement set to the passionate tones of The North State Symphony. The symphony is set to open its 2010-2011 season on Saturday, Oct. 2, with a pair of events in downtown Redding.
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Remember the iconic Reagan re-election ad in '84, above, dubbed "It's morning in America?" Well, there they go again. A conservative PAC has updated the Reagan ad to incorporate the Great Recession and the age of Obama. They call...
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Some of Erin’s friends put together a small fashion show at Bangz, the same evening as the Beer and Wine Festival. So we walked over to the venue for a few quick photos and food. Erin got the full mak
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Two teenagers suspected of killing a 21-year-old Riverbank man pleaded not guilty today to murder and attempted carjacking charges, a prosecutor said.
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Fire crews are responding this afternoon to a report of a vegetation fire west of the Clear Creek Bridge on Highway 273 in Redding.
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By a MetNews Staff Writer Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that grants employees of the judicial branch whistleblower protections similar to those enjoyed by other state employees.AB 1749, by Assembly members Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, and Audra Strickland, R-Wes
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Residents of an Anderson neighborhood put out a small vegetation fire near the intersection of Olinda Road and Chestnut Street at around 2:40 p.m., dispatchers said.
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Paul Volcker has said a number of things over the years that seemed like common sense to me. Here, he points out the elephant in the livingroom. Link to Reuters. They privatize the gains, and socialize the risks. Nothing seems to have changed. This quote
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As Treebones notes in a comment here, the Redding Tea Party all but has pushed the League of Women Voters aside as the go-to place for candidate debates and the like. Hey, they have more meetings. But in fact not...
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This guy's so bearish it makes me think the bottom may be near. Excerpt from a long editorial by Mort Zuckerman in US News & World Report: "...in the Great Recession, a lead weight on recovery has been the disappearance...
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Avoid "store-bought bread". There is no power in it. Make bread from flour which is purchased by the fifty-pound sack. The empty sack can be used for making dresses, towels, and sometimes stuffed toys....
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Harry was born in 1879 and died in 1946. He was elected as Redding's Deputy Assessor and Fire Chief in 1906. In 1907 he purchased Peter Glaszer's blacksmith shop on the southwest corner of Market and Placer Streets. In 1912...
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I don't know that Californians were waiting to hear which way the GOP candidate governor was swinging on the propositions before making up their own minds, but it is a telling window into the candidate to see how Meg Whitman...
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You’ve probably seen this home as you cross the river towards the Diestlehorst bridge, looking northwest. It’s perched above Lake Redding Estates, up on the hill, drawing your eye with what looks to be a Craftsman inspired tower. As an unusual contemporary home, it uses col
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1. “Art in the City” Autumn Art Exhibit Reception 5 p.m. tonight, Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave.; includes floral design show and live music by the North State Songwriters. Works are displayed at City Hall and at the Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. Artwork includes works by Patricia Carlson, Dan Cherry, J
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Paul “Palul” Rideout is always creating. It's a way of life. Paul will be 70 in November and claims that clay is his fountain of youth. This month, he celebrates 40 years of creating in clay. He’s been a Redding resident since 1969.
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The suspect in a stabbing this week at an Anderson home was arrested this morning when he showed up in court for a hearing related to his high-profile child abuse case.
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Hearing the enthusiastic owners of Chu’s Too exclaim “Hai!” (Yes!) and “Domo!” (Thank you!), you might think you’d entered a Japanese sushi-ya. Fact is, brothers Lambo and Don Diep now sell more sushi than Chinese food – further evidence of Redding’s growing love affair with sushi.
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Cindy Cashdollar started playing guitar at age 11, but it wasn’t until she was 20 and waitressing at a club that she heard a Dobro guitar and decided on a career change.
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The L.A. Times' George Skelton reports that the effects of the budget crisis are about to get serious: This is how much budget trouble the state of California is in: It's about to run out of toilet paper in its...
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A staple of northern Redding nightlife, The Sports Bar has earned the reputation as one of the city’s more notable sports bar destinations.
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Blockbuster Inc., once the dominant movie rental company in the U.S., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, after reeling from mounting losses, rising debt and competitors that have better catered to Americans' changed media habits.
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A quick update from HoneyBandit's guardian angel Palomino Armstrong: Today was pretty exciting actually. After a sleepless night with HoneyBandit, I was pretty worried about him. He had been extremely restless and wanted to get up and down all night....
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What: Meet the Redding city council candidates When: Sep 26, 2 p.m. Where: Redding Library, Community Room Audience members will be able to ask questions. Sponsored by: Shasta County Citizens for Democracy Call 242-0309 for more information A News Cafe, founded in Shasta C
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Today’s high should be 85 degrees, with sunshine all around. The low tonight will be around 59 degrees, and calm northwest winds are expected to reach 6 mph. Temperatures will continue to increase through the weekend, with triple-digits expected for next week.
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What: Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Dana to Downtown Project When: Sept. 28, 2 p.m. Where: New westbound onramp to State Route 44 at Dana and Hilltop drives The California Department of Transportation and the Shasta County Regional Transportation Planning Agency invite you t
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I'm going to be crazy busy for the next few days so I won't be around. I might get a chance to pop in and see what you're up to, but that's about it. I'll check back in on Sunday.Be excellent to yourselves and each other... and remember:
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SHASTA COUNTY - The Health and Human Services Agency is seeking qualified public or private sector individuals, agencies or businesses interested in providing an Older Adult Gatekeeper (”Gatekeeper”) Program. The purpose of the program is to reduce the negative consequences of isolation, traum
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“Twelfth Night” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). Director Darko Tresnjak, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival neophyte, comes to the festival with a long list o
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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 90th Tehama District Fair.
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In 1910: The Redding members of Company D of the california National Guard were going to go to duty at Atascadero from Oct. 1-15.
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Sycamore Elementary School Principal Lana Rylee’s job evaluation this summer concluded in a downright damning fashion, with Redding School District Superintendent Diane Kempley writing, “I really have to call into question if I have confidence in your ability to be an effective leader.” Which is richly
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The Wal-Mart Moms were pessimistic, bordering on despondent, about the state of the country. Like, well, moms dealing with bickering children, they were exasperated by Washington lawmakers seemingly incapable of learning to get along.
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With the popularity of mixed martial arts growing over the past five years, fight teams and training gyms have been popping up with regularity in cities across the country.
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The U-Prep boys and girls swim team won a four-way meet over Yreka, Anderson and Redding Christian on Wednesday.
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Surveying the national political landscape, The New York Times notices the apparent absence of breakthrough "tea party" candidates in California -- and asks a number of political observers why. Funny, there are a lot of reasons why the movement is...
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park did a cool photo exhibition and contest over the summer -- "Find Your Walden in Redding." Missed it? Or want to show a favorite to your friend? I just realized the pictures are on the museum's...
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RED BLUFF -- The looming exodus of four officers has Red Bluff Police Chief Paul Nanfito scrambling to fill the void. Two of 21 sworn officers will be gone by mid-October, with two more by year's end. One of them cited a 15 percent pay cut in his letter of resignation.
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The Great Recession may be over. But Shasta County's wheezing economy may not show many signs of health before mid-decade, if then, a Center for Economic Development economist said.
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Through the first six games, the Red Bluff boys soccer team had scored only one goal. On Wednesday, the Spartans scored four goals in the first 13 minutes to cruise to a 9-3 home win over Eastern Athletic League foe University Prep.
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Losing volleyball matches isn't a common sight for Shasta College. Yet, it is becoming too common in 2010. The Knights volleyball team were swept at home by two more opponents on Wednesday.
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Redding's pension costs are highest among comparable Northern California cities -- higher even than bankrupt Vallejo, according to a recently released salary survey commissioned by the city's leading business groups.
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Bruce's blog just now reminded me of an election season tradition in Hawaii, where I've lived -- sign-waving supporters who line busy intersections and wave at passing motorists. A YouTube video from a recent campaign....
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Two men accused of masterminding one of the largest real estate Ponzi frauds in state history won't have their day -- or months -- in court until next year.
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A Sacramento law firm with a history of fighting environmental restrictions filed a petition this month to end threatened species status for a beetle found in the north state.
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Tom Hastings has been riding on trains for most of his adult life. The Union Pacific train engineer from Dunsmuir said that in all those years he's been in two wrecks, when his train hit trespassers on the tracks.
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A Redding man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of robbing a Woodland bank.
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... but that certainly wouldn't do for the police union. Instead, the "public safety supports ... " slate is taking a creative approach to crowding out its rivals' advertising. A correspondent -- less amused then I am (UPDATE: and...
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Two men accused of masterminding one of the largest real estate Ponzi frauds in state history won’t be having their day — or months — in court until next year.
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YAKS Koffee on Bechelli Lane will host a day for students on Saturday. Students can bring their school identification or proof of enrollment at an institution of higher education to get a card that will give them 50 percent off all large lattes and mochas for the semester.
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Be it the economy, lack of health insurance or difficulty securing transportation, many senior citizens find it difficult to maintain routine health check-ups. That's why Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs teamed up with the local branch of AARP for the fifth annual Healthy Aging Summit, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at S
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Shasta Blood Center announced this week it needs AB- blood.
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This is National Active Aging week. The International Council of Active Aging began National Active Aging week 10 years ago to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The council exists to embrace, rather than fight the aging process by promoting heath, disease prevention and ways to live life to the fullest.
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A 19-year-old Redding man who police claim is a documented gang member was arrested today after reportedly threatening a rival gang member and his girlfriend outside the Shasta County Probation Office.
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Emergency crews responded this afternoon to the report of a boy stuck on a cliff over the Sacramento River in Redding.
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A Redding man was arrested today on suspicion of robbing a Woodland bank.
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Kent Dagg notices the headline from Shasta Voices' newly released report comparing various NorCal cities' pay and benefits: To me, what jumped off the page was on page five. "Redding is ranked #1 in Cal PERS Retirement Costs AND Redding...
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(Toots is the new cat, the one that arrived here with her kitten.)She is feeling confident enough to play, though she is still afraid that the meals will stop and she'll be hungry again, so she eats EVERYTHING. Poor thing, she's still very skinny, but is slowly putting on weight.Her favorite thing? W
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Traffic is now flowing on Eureka Way after a car broke down around 12:30 p.m. near the corner of Magnolia Street in Redding.
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It was called the Shasta Courier and its first issue was printed in 1852 at Shasta. It was printed only once a week, not every day like we are used to today. It was so popular, people lined up to...
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Here's the link to the study Mary Machado did....
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It is usually dark when I get up. In the cool weather I light candles to brighten the space a little and to remember my connection to the starry dynamo. Yes. I am burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the stilled machinery of  black morning. Thank you for your brilliant, bodhisattva [...]
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Cascade Boulevard is now open after being blocked by a big rig for several hours this morning north of Oasis Road in Redding.
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Was this Redding street named after Joaquin Murietta, the probable inspiration for the legendary Zorro character? And did Murietta really have his head cut off
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Today should be 79 degrees with plenty of sunshine. Calm winds will continue into the night, with a low of 58 degrees. Temperatures tomorrow will heat back up to 87 degrees.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are gait, nudge and ripen.Zooming the Girls
He falls to his knees and in mock torment, beats his fists on the sidewalk, which skews the contents of his backpack painfully to one side.
Two girls on bikes
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What: Art in the City - Autumn Reception and Exhibit When: Thursday (Sept. 23), 5 to 7 p.m. Where: City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave., Redding As summer creeps into fall, our eyes are greeted by a spectacle of hues from nature’s color wheel, our ears are whispered to from breezes long dormant
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What: 18th Annual Pick-Up Lake Litter Day at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area When: Saturday (Sept. 25); register from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Where: Whiskeytown Visitor Center Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, the Friends of Whiskeytown, and Forever Resorts are collaborating with local busin
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Those of us who live in the West, especially the rural West, tend to take public lands for granted. It seems we have easy access to endless tracts of public land for hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, gold panning, rock climbing, mountain biking, birding, four-wheeling or whatever we want to do. Even our big cit
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The butterflies in your belly … racing heart … sweaty palms … I think we agreed after my flirting column that this feeling is really FUN for many of us and dangerous for others. Most of us, as it turns out, really love that feeling; we thrive on that feeling of being alive, vibrant and excited! So what
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What: Art in the City - Autumn Reception and Exhibit When: Sep 23, 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave.
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We don’t doubt the goodwill of the Redding firefighters who Monday offered a package of pay concessions to the City Council with the goal of avoiding the closure of Station 3. Last year, those same firefighters delayed a pay raise and agreed to pay more of their health insurance costs to offset planned cuts and ke
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For more than 200 years, the political left has been coming up with reasons why criminals should not be punished as much, or at all. The latest gambit in Missouri is providing judges with the costs of incarcerating the criminals they sentence.
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The new-look Red Bluff team fell to Foothill in three sets to open Eastern Athletic League play on Tuesday, 25-22, 25-18, 25-13
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Bre Mackie had 16 kills, 10 service aces and three blocks as the Central Valley High School volleyball team swept past visiting University Prep 25-14, 25-16, 25-21 on Tuesday.
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The Shasta High School volleyball team opened Eastern Athletic League action with a sweep of Lassen on the road Tuesday. The Wolves swept the Grizzlies 25-12, 25-12, 25-15.
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When it comes to active win streaks in the Northern Section, the longest 11-man streak stands at just four in a row now that Lassen has lost its first game of the season
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Shasta County is the first in the state to appoint an advocate to ensure that unclaimed veterans’ remains receive honorable burials.
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A new marijuana clinic in Redding is raising questions among local police about whether it’s legal for a physician assistant to evaluate a patient for medical pot use.
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A Redding woman entered a plea in Glenn County Superior on Tuesday of not guilty to 10 felony counts including lewd acts with a minor, intercourse, oral copulation and exhibiting lewd material to a minor.
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Backers of a popular annual culinary benefit that helped needy senior citizens pay their energy bills have made good their promise to revive Celebrity Soup Kitchen, which dropped from the community’s calendar in 2009 after a seven-year run.
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The lawyer for Sycamore Elementary School’s principal said Tuesday that the district superintendent gave his client a bad evaluation for reporting the school’s librarian was possibly stealing from the school and its parent club.
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Alskid Skidmore and his wife, Donna, have lived at their Igo home on Gas Point Road for almost eight years. They’ve been paying the same amount for their home’s fire insurance for almost all that time.
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A majority of the Shasta Lake City Council is still seeking an overhaul to a city hillside and building ordinance.
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Baby~Boomers Welcome to Redding, CA! Redding, CA offers four housing communities for those looking to live in age-restricted communities. Most of these communities are gated and offer similar features and amenities such as a pool, spa, tennis, club house, rv parking and walking trails. Retiring in
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A Cottonwood man charged with child abuse in a highly publicized case is now wanted in connection with the Monday morning stabbing of a Shasta County man.
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The Redding City Council this evening rejected an offer from firefighters to give up raises and make other changes to close a $1.34 million gap in the department budget.
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Coquette and Edith Ann, who insisted on sleeping outside all summer, have now decided that sleeping in the house at night is an all-around better proposition. The night before last I went out and hauled them both in; they both gave me a bit of a scuffle. Last night at bedtime I asked if they wanted to come in and they both
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A 64-year-old Redding man was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to 16 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in August to sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl from 2006 to 2007.
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They are officially reopening the doors to the historic Black Butte Saloon, Saturday, October 2, 2010. This upbeat, spacious saloon has a lot of conversation nooks and a long wooden and granite bar that features a full bar and beers on tap. The bar also has flat screen televisions, pool tables, beer pong, wii, dance floor
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“We are so excited to be able to unite people through the musical art of handbell ringing,” said Nancy Schmitt, Carillons handbell director. “We have amazing talent performing including bell tree soloist Barbara Brocker and professional quartet ensemble, Velocity, who will play on five octaves of bells.”
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A Redding woman entered a plea of not guilty to 10 felony counts including lewd acts with a minor, intercourse, oral copulation and exhibiting lewd material to a minor in Glenn County Superior today.
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Chamber chief Frank Strazzarino referred me to Mary Machado at Shasta Voices. Just as I e-mailed her I noticed this in the Anderson Valley Post: "Anderson contributes an astonishingly high 52.160 percent of each police officer's base salary to California...
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A March 15 trial date was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a 48-year-old Bella Vista man accused of murdering his live-in girlfriend last month during a domestic dispute.
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What: Slow Food Shasta Cascade at this year’s Tehama District Fair — 4 days of tasty food fun, Thursday through Sunday! (Scroll down for separate gatherings in Cottonwood, Redding and Shingletown.) At 6 p.m. Thursday: Gazpacho Demonstration & sampling in the Fairground’s Cafeteria by
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What: Famous Artists Portfolio Program When: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 3 to 5 p.m. Where: Turtle Bay Exploration Park Visitor Center Classroom Cost: FREE Are you a parent, teacher or volunteer who would like to bring Art back into the classroom? We have the resources to support you! Come an
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Liz and Mac took me on an Adventure for my Birthday. We had never seen the Shasta Cav
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Wanted to share this lovely photo from Etsian Bieniestar. My first Kawaii Star and Donut are in this pile of cute! Yippee! ♥ ♥ ♥♥
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I strongly encourage you to take a few minutes to watch this video clip of Lindsay Buziak, an agent who was murdered in Jan. 2008 - shocked everyone because she was the least person in the world you'd ever imagined getting stabbed while showing a high-end property. I'm reBlogging, because it's totally worth get
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A minor-injury crash occurred at around 10:40 a.m. today near the intersection of Market Street and Eureka Way in Redding, dispatchers reported.
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It may be just an illusion, or some matter of perspective, but the carport on this bank owned home looks about tall enough for a bicycle. There is only this one image provided for marketing, so we’ll have to take you out there for a look if you want to verify it in p
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Volta Powerhouse at Manton built in 1901; demolished by PG&E in the 1980s The Battle Creek Hydroelectric System was a massive hydroelectric system established by H. H. Noble in 1900. (Nobles' Castle, the round rock castle-like house that was built...
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This is HoneyBandit and a "friend". The photo was sent to me last night by HoneyBandit's foster mother Palomino Armstrong. There's a great story in today's newspaper by reporter Dylan Darling on the latest HoneyBandit information. Please read it. HoneyBandit...
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Even though Kurt's got the biggest paycheck in the north state, it doesn't look so bad on a per capita basis. Some comparative north state numbers from the Oroville paper: Biggs City Administrator Peter R. Carr -- $84,762, $47.70 per...
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Traffic along East Cypress Avenue was flowing again this morning after a 7:50 a.m. wreck.
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Trina Leigh, 21, remains hospitalized in a coma. Her mother asks for help selling items for the move to San Diego
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Today should be partly sunny with a high of 80 degrees. Some low winds from yesterday will continue to cool down the north state area at speeds of 5 to 8 mph, and will begin to pick up more tonight. The low for tonight should be around 54 degrees.
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Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic in this country and the source of these drugs is often the home medicine cabinet. If you have unneeded or expired medications, now is the time to dispose of them. On Saturday September 25, 2010, the DEA and their partners are operating collection sites across America
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What: Shasta Land Trust to host 2nd annual Great Sierra River Cleanup Event When: Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to noon On the morning of September 25, Shasta Land Trust will be hosting a cleanup event on Boulder Creek in north Redding as part of the statewide Great Sierra River Cleanup. The Great Sierra River C
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Four of us were struggling to keep our footing on the side of a hill covered with tall, dry grass. Dead ahead of us was a thicket of poison oak and 10-foot-tall manzanita. We were marking a potential trail route on Bureau of Land Management territory near Igo, and we had just crossed the remnants of an old road.
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The technical term for this new song is a "Musical Do-Over." Several years ago, I wrote a song called "A Kiss Beneath the Sundial Bridge." I liked the story, loved the inspiration, and felt the
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The CalVet Home Loan office in Redding, which has served Shasta County for 45 years, will close next spring — a move that upsets north state veterans advocates.
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The Redding City Council in closed session tonight will consider concessions from firefighters calculated to close a $1.34 million gap in the department budget.
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The partner of an Anderson police officer who’s been accused of rape won’t be charged in the case.
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Redding School District trustees appointed a new member Monday night to fill the vacancy left by board president Rein Stolz, who resigned last month after his wife was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement.
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Sheriff's deputies are searching for suspects in the Monday morning stabbing of an Anderson man.i
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RED BLUFF — A 26-year-old Red Bluff man who was arrested last year after threatening a Redding man and stealing his car at gunpoint was convicted Monday by a Tehama County jury, prosecutors said.
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A 26-year-old Red Bluff man who was arrested last year after threatening a Redding man and stealing his car at gunpoint was convicted Monday by a Tehama County jury, prosecutors said.
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Just in case anyone needs new evidence that California politicians worry far more about their own survival than that of the people they allegedly serve, check out the contributions for September to the Yes on Proposition 27 campaign.
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The good news: This wretched recession is over. The bad news: Nobody you might know would actually notice it.
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Redding School District trustees appointed a new member Monday night to fill the vacancy left by board president Rein Stolz, who resigned last month after his wife was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement.
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The CalVet Home Loan office in Redding, which has served Shasta County for 45 years, will close next spring — a move that upsets north state veterans advocates.
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The Simpson University men and women’s soccer teams beat Southwestern College on Monday.
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Shasta County’s real estate market continued to stumble in August after the expired tax credits for first-time buyers.
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Apparent federal acceptance of a wild horse sanctuary, on a million private acres in Nevada, is welcome news to the Shingletown woman trying to coax an emaciated foal back to health after he nearly starved to death in a Bureau of Land Management roundup.
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The Wall Street Journal reports: About 40 employees of an Oakland, Calif., marijuana-growing company joined the Teamsters union earlier this month, becoming what are believed to be the first pot growers to unionize in the country. Employees of the grower,...
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The Redding School District Board of Trustees appointed a new member tonight.
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RED BLUFF — A 26-year-old Red Bluff man who was arrested last year after threatening a Redding man and stealing his car at gunpoint was convicted Monday by a Tehama County jury, prosecutors said.
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That's Christopher Hitchens, journalist-author-outspoken atheist, who's fighting an apparently losing battle with cancer. From the AP: "How's your health?" asks Larry Taunton, a friend who heads an Alabama-based group dedicated to defending Christianity. "Well, I'm dying, since you asked, but...
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Stephanie and Savannah Feagin meet Nick and Kevin Jonas
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Wow, what a night. I am writing this from the beautiful barn at ANSELMO VINEYARDS. Yesterday, the showers that had been forecast for Shingletown, actually turned into a real storm. Within minutes, we were flooding. The driveway had at least...
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It's a date to remember, rather than celebrate. But sometimes the best commemoration is a celebration of life.
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Who was at what weekend event.
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After more than 30 years in the medical equipment field, Redding resident Richard S. Lucas decided to follow his family's tradition and get into the business of words.
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In the late summer, when sections of the garden have been harvested, work up the soil and plant oats, wheat or rye. By the time the garden is ready for plowing in late October or early November, the grain crops...
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Manzanita Lake is a natural lake with a raised level caused from two dams built to increase its water storage capacity. Major Pierson B. Reading carried trout in buckets from Hat Creek to the lake in 1848. However, Chief Shavehead...
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Redding firefighters will offer to give up raises and forgo other pay incentives for the next year in a bid to keep all the city’s fire stations open and engine companies staffed.
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A logging truck overturned at around 1:24 p.m. today near the intersection of Oak Run and Phillips roads in Oak Run, and the roadway was cleared at 1:52 p.m.
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The California Budget Project is a liberal-leaning advocacy group, but politics aside it generally does a fine job of clearly breaking down the meaning of complicated state budget issues for the interested reader. Given that record, I was very interested...
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Two Chico men Friday were arrested by deputies from the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office after leading them on a chase from Tehama to Chico.
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I don't think Rick Bosetti's TV spot will help build any new bridges to the city's unions -- but how will it play with the voters?...
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This case is causing some heartburn in journalism circles, for fear that sources will hesitate to forward tips because they don't want to get sued. In 2005, Cynthia Moreno posted a rant about Coalinga on the MySpace.com social-networking site, thinking...
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Here's a telling little window into the state of the border in Arizona. Southeastern Arizona's own tourism promoters say visitors should stay away -- at least from the wilderness areas. Right at the top of the page is this message:...
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Sure, local unemployment is still stubbornly high, home sales are starting to lag again and the timber industry is in a moribund state, but the worst economic crisis si
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Deputies from the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office Sunday arrested two people in possession of 46 pounds of marijuana after stopping them for several traffic violations.
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Great coverage of the Pope's Visit to the UK on "Time For Reflections" Blog.
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Here's a picture, snapped Saturday evening, of the new Shasta-Middle Creek Amphitheater, off Highway 299W just east of Old Shasta. The venue debuts this Saturday when Muletown, the popular "hybrid" string band, takes the stage from 5 to 7:30...
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List of recreational clubs and groups active in the North State.
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I told you all a story last week about a snatched box of fresh catnip squiddies. It went down in Austin, Texas. All is well. Etsian IllustratedInk has made her kitties very happy with the DarcyArts cat toys. Check it out, people. Here’s what IllustratedInk had to say: “The squids arrived today, and my kitties
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Alfonso Flores, 33, was stabbed this morning around 4:20 at a Rhonda Road residence in Anderson, said Deputy John Greene of the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
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Today the Record Searchlight reports that Lizabeth Robison formerly of "Self Help" has joined the law office of Linda Seinturier.The "Court Executive Officer" Melissa Fowler-Bradley reported previously to media that Robison had retired. Robison was known to the frequent patrons of the "self help center"for being very
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We were not wildly surprised to find today another record broken at 263 available bank owned and government seized homes for sale. Still, you do have to wonder how this will all end, and when. This little Placer Street bungalow is ready for a new owner, apparently. It joins another
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Threatening skies overhead were only bluffing at Redding’s 14th annual Beer and Wine Festival held at the Market Street Promenade. Good thing the clouds were in actually, as the temperature was actually just right for the people and food. Here’s a
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ReddingForeclosures.info has become a popular website for searching for local foreclosures, REOs, HUD homes and all the listings in the local MLS. Now it's even easier to use with an iPhone, Blackberry, or Android device. This site continuously evolves in our quest bring your the best local information about
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Today should be sunny with a high of 81 degrees, and winds from the northeast will reach 4 to 7 mph. Some clouds are expected to roll in tonight, with a low of 52 degrees. Tomorrow should be mostly sunny.
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What: Jewelry Camp When: Sat. 9/25 and Sun., 9/26 - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $35 Class Fee, and $160 Supply Fee (Paid to Instructor). Includes all supplies and lunch both days Location: Troy’s Studio In this weekend-long class you will learn about the techniques and tools needed to
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Photo: Old olive trees in a North State home garden. Olives - to see growing, to eat the fruit and to savor the flavorful and aromatic oil -
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What: Public Workshop Scheduled for State Route 273 When: Thursday, Sept. 23,  5:30 to 7 p.m. Where: Redding Library - Community Room 1100 Parkview Avenue, Redding, CA The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with City of Anderson, City of Redding, Shasta
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What: Redding Sunrise Rotary Winemaker’s Dinner When: Saturday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: The McConnell Foundation, 800 Shasta View Drive Cost: $75 per person. For tickets, contact Connie at 941-9278. And a Very Special Thanks to Michael Phillips, owner and winemaker of M
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A jury in Eureka, CA returned a verdict of $677 million against a huge, for profit, skilled nursing company who “takes care” of thousands of people due to the mistreatment of many of them. Spokesmen for big business immediately responded with outrage that this result was outlandish and called for changes in t
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What: A benefit for the Shasta Middle-Creek Park: Concert & Picnic with Muletown When: Saturday, Sept. 25, 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Shasta Middle-Creek Amphitheater, Highway 299-W to Shasta, right on Middle Creek Rd. Cost: $10 per person (includes picnic dinner for first 100 people) Brin
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With a career that has spanned 30-plus years, Wes Forman could retire. In fact, he had. But the 58-year-old still loves his profession, and that devotion has brought him to Redding as Shasta County's new chief probation officer. "I am working completely on passion right now," Forman said during an interview in his Court St
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Photos by Michael Burke A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Redding, CA journalist Doni Greenberg, is the place for people craving local Northern California news, commentary, food, arts and entertainment.
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Redding police were looking Sunday night for a man who allegedly fired at least one shot at another man in the Trinity Street area.
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Fresh, local apples will be hard to find this fall. Apple growers are feeling the crunch of a late-spring freeze that wiped out apples in Montgomery Creek and Round Mountain and left Manton, home of the Manton Apple Festival, with a puny crop.
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Redding’s City Council majority earlier this year voted to put two questions on the local ballot — Measure A and Measure B — to ask voters if the city should work to cut retirement benefits for city workers. There’s little doubt about the need for cost-cutting, but the tactic — bypassing the
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After President Obama took office the Republican Party came to be called “The Party of No.” They have said “no” to whatever the Democrats have suggested. With a congressional election approaching, it makes sense for individual voters to ask themselves not only what the Republicans are against, but
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What: Lassen Volcanic National Park Art and Wine of Lassen Event on Fee Free Day When: Sep 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, Lassen Volcanic National Park Lassen Volcanic National Park announces park concessionaire, California Guest Services, will host Art and Wine
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attling a veteran finals opponent is difficult enough.
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Fresh, local apples will be hard to find this fall. Apple growers are feeling the crunch of a late-spring freeze that wiped out apples in Montgomery Creek and Round Mountain and left Manton, home of the Manton Apple Festival, with a puny crop.
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A 23-year-old Redding man was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after police say he fired a semi-automatic handgun at a man who stopped to clean the bottom of his shoe on his chain-link fence.
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A drizzly Sunday didn’t stop Adam Petersen and his wife from taking a bike ride on the Sacramento River Trail.
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What: Join a Ranger for a Moonlight Hike and Experience Whiskeytown’s Wild Night Life When: Thursday, Sept. 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Whiskeytown Lake Visitors are invited to join a ranger for a hike under the full moon on Thursday, September 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  “Visito
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Redding police are responding this evening to reports of shots being fired in the Trinity Street area.
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Yesterday and today I got phone calls asking for "Mr. Rice."Yesterday I was in the middle of something and was irritated that I was interrupted, so I snapped in an annoyed tone, "There is no Mr. Rice!" and slammed the phone down.Just now I got another call, and this time I used my best sepulchral ton
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A 23-year-old Redding man was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after police say he fired a semi-automatic handgun at a man who stopped to clean the bottom of his shoe on his cyclone fence.
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Emergency personnel are being sent this afternoon to a possible head-on traffic accident on Highway 299 east of the Buckhorn Summit.
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Halloween Donuts part two accomplished this weekend. Here is the Black icing, orange skull bead Halloween Donut. I even managed to catch a black looking black in the photos. I usually have a problem with black and my technical photo knowledge is insufficient to solve that problem. The photo of the skull bead shows what usu
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Marc Beauchamp's correspondent wrote, a propos of he recent PG&E gas-line blowout in San Bruno, that a major line crosses eastern Shasta County. That's according to a California Energy Commission map. Now, I'm no expert, but the National Pipeline Mapping...
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In asking tough questions Tuesday night, Redding’s Planning Commission showed it does its job. The gatekeepers of development shouldn’t casually wave through any project in such a prominent location.
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I still remember the Time Magazine cover from '05 embracing the frenzy of the real estate bubble at its zenith. As a concept, it was over-the-top, just like the bubble frenzy.  Are we over the top again, only in the opposite, pessimistic direction? This WSJ author seems to think we might be. Worth consideration. Click o
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Hi ya'll It's Sunday morning and it poured rain all night. Sounds kind of neat on the tin roof of the carport. Was a pretty long night though. HoneyBandit had a tough time last night. He was so wobbly...
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There is no better way to understand animals than to milk cows twice a day, every day. ~Jerry Apps...
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Was there or was there not a massacre on the island? My opinion: Yes. I knew someone who lived and worked on the island years ago who told me about the mass grave he saw whose skeletons had crushed skulls....
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After an early morning rinsing, more rain is expected today to fall on Redding. Around 3 a.m. about 0.07 of an inch of rain fell at the Redding Municipal Airport, said Angus Barkhoff, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sacramento. At 8:45 a.m. he said rain was already hitting western Shasta County and light
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Yesterday was the Feast of the Filipino Saint San Lorenzo. We began the day with the Holy Mass.
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Welcome to Redding’s New Public Tea-Vee Station – Now to the Right of Your Dial! For more on this cartoon, check out this A News Cafe piece by
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My favorite picture of 2007. Snapped on a residential street in Wailuku....
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I’ve been away from Redding for the past two months. My summer included several weeks hiking in Switzerland. Ever since returning to the United States from that trip, I have had a gnawing feeling that the world is passing us by. Our nation remains stuck in out-of date modes of doing things.
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If you drive to the southeast corner of the Viking Skate Country parking lot and look toward the Highway 44 fence, you will see where a piece of the fence is cut and fastened with three padlocks. Two of the fence poles are set in sleeves embedded in the ground so they can be removed. If you proceed directly from there to
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After years of talking about it, we finally added a dog to our family.
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Jessica Richardson and Phillip Mitchell were married Aug, 28, 2010, at a ceremony at the Tahoe Beach and Ski Resort's private beach in South Lake Tahoe. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Blue Angel Cafe, South Lake Tahoe. Reverend Ron officiated.
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Jerry and Lee Hanlon of Anderson celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 20, 2010 at Yosemite National Park. The Hanlons married in July 20, 1960, at First Baptist Church in Anderson. They first lived in Weaverville. In 1977, they moved to Anderson with their three children. Through the years and before retirement, they
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Alysha Miller and Dr. Bryan Meredith were married July 10, 2010, in an outdoors ceremony in McCloud. Pastor Bryan Blank officiated. The bride is the daughter of Harold and Patti Cunningham of Cottonwood. She works for Michael B. Walsh Insurance & Financial Services in Redding. The groom is the son of Wayne and Suzanne M
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An April 23, 2011, wedding is planned for Andrea Duffy and Casey Burton, both of Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bruce and Kay Westerlund. She is from Oregon and is a 2006 Knappa High School graduate. She is attending Shasta College, pursuing a degree in nursing. She is working at Maxim Physical Therapy. Her
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Looking back at Labor Day weekend, a few thoughts come to mind. First of all, daughter June and I celebrated our birthdays on Labor Day. Never mind that neither of our birthdays falls on that weekend, but from a family point of view, that was the first weekend we could all gather around a birthday cake at the same time and
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The right to intellectual freedom is a basic one, and each year, hundreds of books are banned or challenged in our nation's libraries and schools.
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Mountain bike riding in Jones Valley is a popular pastime just as it is in many other areas of our beautiful Shasta County, and mountain lions are always a consideration of hazard while riding on remote trails.
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Teaching children to read starts long before they learn what the words on the page actually mean. Research shows children's brains develop most during their first five years of life, and language and learning ability gained in the early years are essential building blocks for later success in school. Since young children w
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Cayly Crawford and Shane Bascome, both of Lapoint, Utah, were married Aug. 6, 2010, at the Salt Lake City Temple in Salt Lake City. The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Jan Crawford of Redding. She graduated from Shasta High School and continued her education at Brigham Young University. She graduated in landscape manage
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In 1910: Beef cattle sold the highest prices in 35 years. It was reported that a buyer for Miller & Lux, who recently visited Hat Creek, made an offer of $35 a head for 2-year-old steers.
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Retirement continues to be a distant and perhaps fleeting concept for many people. I must say that I have never seen as many hardship withdrawals from IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s and related accounts as I have seen these past several months.
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We're a throwaway society. The evidence is everywhere -- varying from packaging you can't recycle to computers that are obsolete almost right out of the box.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined discount retailer 99 Cents Only Stores for selling illegal or mislabeled pesticides in three household products
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Dear Straight Talk: Regarding the column about the daughter upset over her father smoking pot, I wish you had taken a stronger stand against pot. My stepfather smokes pot and since it doesn't harmfully affect him, he sees no reason not to allow my 16-year-old stepsister (his daughter), to smoke it
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Hammered by the downturn in home construction, Western sawmills in 2009 weathered their worst year for production in modern industry.
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Dylan Hebert catches air during the Sept. 11 North State Skate Series at the Redding Skateboard Park.
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With the plethora of prime fly fishing locations within an hour’s drive and one of the best locations (the Lower Sacramento River) running right through town, Redding is one of the world’s premier fly fishing destinations. Many prospective fly fishermen, however, seem to be scared off by the perceived cost of t
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One may be the next rising American women's tennis player. The other is a veteran having one of the best pro weeks of her life. Either way, Jamie Hampton of the U.S. and Croatia's Jelena Pandzic are the final two standing in the singles draw of the $25,000 USTA Challenger of Redding.
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Q: That I know of, the sheriff's office has radar in only one of its patrol units. Can an officer write a ticket using the speedometer in his car? If so, what law says he can?
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Q: I bought a former SCUBA kayak and have retrofitted it into a fishing kayak. I transformed the underside into what appears to be the underside of a killer whale (orca) because I figure if I'm going to be spending lots of idle time fishing, I don't want, in any way, to attract the attention of great whites.
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Fall is quickly coming upon us and with it comes the great exciting traditional seasons.
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In this column last month, I covered two major companies, Kelty and JanSport, who will introduce retro-style, external-frame backpacks in 2011.
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The Community Creek Clean-Up Action Group is looking for volunteers for its fifth annual cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 2.
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The sounds of sultry guitar solos and soul-filled vocals drifted along the Sacramento River in Redding on Saturday.
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A Redding School District union official says a school librarian received rehire preferences last spring while allegations she had embezzled money from a parent club and stolen from the school district were being investigated.
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The 2010 NFL PPK competition will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Enterprise Community Park. Boys and girls compete separately in five age divisions: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15. All participants launch one punt, one pass and one kick with scores based on distance and accuracy in feet.
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Today, we cover the additional gun safety rule -- store guns so they are inaccessible to unauthorized persons.
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Visitors may notice a more traditional flavor when the Tehama District Fair opens next week. "We've kind of gone back to our roots this year," fair CEO Mark Eidman said.
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Those going through divorces, child-custody disputes or other family law matters again have a free resource inside Shasta County's courthouse.
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It's been three years since The Shack, the iconic greasy spoon that catered to Redding's blue collar and elite alike, closed its doors.
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Take a stroll into the 19th century at Heritage Days in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 10.
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Payton is a human monkey. She climbs trees, poles, ropes, whatever is vertical, all with great ease. She can't resist a challenge, and she's fearless.
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Variety is the spice of life, and it's also what makes Joshua Tree National Park special.
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Plea from Yreka police after a string of burglaries of local businesses. (I'm sure the Redding police, even though down some officers, would say the same thing.) Excerpt from Siskiyou Daily News: Yreka Police Department Chief Brian Bowles is encouraging...
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A burglar or burglars smashed the windows of RVs parked inside a Park Marina Drive dealership last night or early this morning, stealing the flat screen TVs inside.
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As I was greeting people after Mass tonight a nice Lady walked up to me and stated "I read you blogs."  Immediately I thought, "Oh No, who did I offend now." But she said that she was having
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Two local area students have waited several months to know the outcome of their entries into an Americanism contest. One has won a fantastic trip, another a 3rd place. Do you know them?
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When a farm is sold, for whatever reason, a part of the family is sold as well. Farmers who live and work the land cannot easily sell and move to the city. Too many emotions are involved, and too much...
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Emergency crews are responding to a two-vehicle traffic collision at Airport Road and Flight Avenue in Redding early Saturday afternoon.
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Don't exactly know where this photo was taken, but I do know it was taken in 1919. A small portion of the Sacramento River is visible on the right. This photo was taken before the major reconstruction of I-5 that...
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Redding City Council candidate Francie Sullivan held up a full-page photo of the natural gas inferno during Monday's night's debate. Scary thought. This morning I get this e-mail from an inquisitive and web-savvy friend: "...I took a look at the...
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We've been receiving continuous invitations to The Five Star Default Servicing Industry convention taking place in Dallas today. Default Servicing is the fancy term for working foreclosures. They send glossy brochures and elaborate e-mail inviting us to the party.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Backers of California's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal appeals court to overturn the trial judge who struck down Proposition 8 by arguing late Friday that his consideration of evidence was "egregiously selective and one-sided.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aetna, Inc. has gotten the green light to raise premiums, making it the last of California's four major insurers to be cleared for rate hikes by state regulators
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It's going to feel a lot more like fall than late summer this weekend. Today, the National Weather Service predicts a 30 percent chance of rain in Redding, with a high near 76 degrees. Tonight rain is likely with a 60 percent chance of precipitation and a low around 62. Sunday rain is almost a certainty. The weather servi
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Click here to see their website Catholic Chapter House originated in Ontario, Canada with a reach that expands beyond all borders to meet and inspire Catholic Ch
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No one was injured Friday afternoon when a 28-foot travel-trailer tipped over in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 just south of Shasta Dam Boulevard north of Redding, but the crash slowed traffic for nearly two hours. The California Highway Patrol said the trailer rolled on its side about 3:50 p.m., blocking all three
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A Redding man who police claim is a documented gang member was ordered by a Superior Court judge Friday to stand trial in connection with two alleged gang-related shootings, including one that left a 20-year-old mother of two paralyzed below the waist.
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Replacing the aging and overcrowded Shasta County Courthouse in downtown Redding has been not a sprint, but an ultramarathon. Court, county and city officials, along with private boosters, have worked for years to line up a viable plan and get to the front of the line for state financing. And now’s the final stret
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During my journalism career I’ve been lucky to have worked for two remarkable and strong-willed editors — in the late ’80s for Jim Michaels, the longtime editor of Forbes magazine, and in the late ’60s, as a cub reporter, for Paul Bodenhamer, founding editor of the paper that became the Record Sea
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Q: Greetings, Monty! I greatly enjoy your comments. I find them educational and at times downright funny. So, thanks for your efforts!
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Shasta County’s unemployment rate in August reached a 10-month low at 15 percent, the state reported Friday.
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A Redding woman and her ex-husband, onetime co-owners of a Chinese restaurant, are suing a popular new sushi bar, alleging the owners forced them out of their share of the business after they invested $122,700 to get it open.
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A Redding man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of letting two fugitives, wanted for murder, stay at his south Redding home.
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A Feb. 8 trial date was set Friday in Shasta County Superior Court for a former Anderson police officer who is accused of raping a woman he was taking to jail.
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A Redding man killed Thursday when his Honda collided with a California Department of Transportation plow truck on Highway 299 in Trinity County was identified Friday.
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Today in History: Sept. 18, 2010
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Tattoo artists were busy with customers Friday night at the start of the 2010 Redding Ink Tattoo and Piercing Convention.
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Eighteen years after starting the Lake California Community Church, Pastor Jim Bredow and his wife, Lennie, are headed home to Southern California.
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Parker Jones ran for 157 yards and Johnny Saephan scored three touchdowns as the Falcons rolled past visiting Oroville 36-6 at Ron Hale Memorial Stadium on Friday.
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Top-seeded Jamie Hampton rallied to win the last five games to edge Venezuela's Gabriela Paz in three sets to highlight quarterfinals action at the USTA Challenger of Redding at Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness on Friday.
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It's not every day that you meet the president of the United States of America. For Foothill High School graduate Sam Camuso, that day was on Monday.
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Redemption had to be sweet for Enterprise High quarterback Alex Henderson Friday night.
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In a battle of field position, Foothill was able to capitalize on a second-half turnover to top Lassen 14-7 at Bill Johnson Community Stadium on Friday.
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The West Valley High School girls cross country team edged Chico to take first place at the Las Plumas Invitational in Oroville on Friday.
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Just some random, funny, cool things from this week…Pandora. Love it. My Steve Miller radio channel is coming along nicely.For a few brief moments this week, I felt like I was sixteen again. I was sharing some information with a gentleman in a work setting, and he moved in for a closer look a
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You know it's senior season when the phones are ringing off the hooks and calls of panic fill the other side of the line. Yes yearbook deadlines are looming and yes sessions are disappearing quickly, but remember, we do senior pictures all year round! You can come on in for a yearbook session now and do your full sessions l
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"Wow, today was really something. Headed down to the vet to get HoneyBandit's eye checked. Honey Bandit's version: Today started out pretty normal. I got up, ate some breakfast, and mom & dad loaded me into the trailer. We...
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Firefighters are responding this evening to a reported vegetation fire off Bridge Bay Road.
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His scheduled April visit was canceled at the last minute -- death in the family, I understand -- but farmer-writer David Mas Masumoto will be doing a series of readings and lectures at Shasta College on Oct. 19 and 20...
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Traffic on southbound Interstate 5 is stopped about a half mile north of the Oasis Road exit this afternoon as a travel trailer has tipped over.
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Beets are an easy cool-season crop.
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Wow! All those guesses. And finally someone guessed it correctly. "Olshastaone" is our winner who guessed it correctly at 1:18 p.m. as Lamoine on Hwy. 99. Congratulations Olshastaone! You win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java and...
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Home and garden events include winter-garden class, canning workshops and plant sale.
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Shasta College/University of California Master Gardeners have tips for fall/winter gardens.
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Redding-area gardener Barbara Kapsenberg created a website to share photos of north state gardens and provide information for growing in an area of big climate swings.
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A logging truck collided with a pickup today at 2:27 p.m. on Highway 299 at Round Mountain Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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“We hope everyone will come and discover for themselves why the Historic Downtown Red Bluff ArtWalk has become such a popular event,” said Judi Papendick, who has chaired the event for the TCAC for several years.
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Pope Benedict XVI  This is not the complete Speech (see below for the full context) Your Majesty, Thank you for your gracious invitation to make an o
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Some Chronicle editorial writer deserves a prize for that coinage in today's piece: San Francisco's tax-of-the-month club - better known as its Board of Supervisors - has approved a humane-sounding but flawed idea: a nickel-a-drink fee to pay for alcohol...
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A Redding man killed Thursday when his Honda collided with a plow truck on Highway 299 in Trinity County was identified today.
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A Feb. 8 trial date was set this morning in Shasta County Superior Court for an ex-Anderson police officer who is accused of raping a woman he was taking to jail.
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As I prepare to begin the weekend, I am pondering the importance of rest.  Yes, for those of you who know me, and as confirmed by my family, the concept of rest is a foreign concept to me, f
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A Redding man was arrested Thursday on suspicion letting two fugitives stay at his south Redding home.
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Name the town and the road Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! This photo contest might also be a challenge. To win, you must correctly name the town where these buildings are located and the adjacent road. If...
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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. "...It started out like any other...
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Brrrr, it was COLD!! But this high school senior was a trooper. We took her up to Mt Shasta and did some awesome pics in and out of the water. What vision do you have for your senior portraits? We love creating something new at every session and our clients are always telling us that's one of the things they love about us.
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I took these images at Bridge Bay yesterday. The lake seems really quite full for this time of the season. It looks like you could have really lovely day of boating out there. Sometimes the lake is way down this time of year, making boat launches problematic, and revealing a big bathtub ring effect of
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I think I might get into the old trad spooky swing of the coming holiday season. I love autumn colors and Halloween is the capper of Autumnal harvest festivity. I was moved to do Halloweenie Big Plush Donuts. I love orange so I started there. It’s low-key high contrast and I do like the look.  [...]
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Somewhere in the Midwest, there’s a little blond-haired girl telling her friends about the night her dad took her to the Orpheum Theater in downtown Omaha to see one of his all-time favorite bands, PIXIES.Maybe it’ll be her favorite band, too.Especially how well, how
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We've been discussing Short Sales here. I ran across this relevant blogpost from a few days ago, and wanted to share it. This writer was unsuccessful at buying a Short Sale, and distilled his experience into 5 Key Points. I think his points are mostly accurate, and he does good job of summarizing the challenges. As repor
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We previewed this Land Park foreclosure home September 7, and featured it. We told you we’d let you know what they wanted for it when it was priced, and here it is at $136 per sq ft, setting the bar a bit lower for the neighbors, shall we say. It has become the least expensive of
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Get the galoshes ready - rain is likely on its way to Redding. There's a 50 percent chance of rain Saturday, when the high is expected to be 78 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There's then a 70 percent chance Saturday night and Sunday. Sunday should have a high temperature of 74. Today should be partly
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AOC & Marin CourtCrimes ProtestGreetings!Please join the Center for Judicial Excellence, Justice California and the California Protective Parents Association for a Day of Action as we protest the wholesale destruction of child custody evidence by the CA Administrative Office o
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It seems that you, loyal readers, have shown The Dude your interest. You’ve kindly commented on my introductory column, you’ve shown me love on The Dude’s Face
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A group called "Citizens United for Public Safety" plans a rally at Redding City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 5, (see press release) just prior to that evening's city council meeting. Good timing. The Shasta County Registrar web site says absentee...
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Tuesday in Delaware was a bad day not only for Republicans but for conservatives. Tea partier Christine O’Donnell scored a stunning victory over establishment Republican Mike Castle. Stunning but pyrrhic. The very people who have most alerted the country to the perils of President Obama’s social democratic ag
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Watching California’s demonstrably incompetent Legislature — which as of today has broken the record for the longest-overdue state budget in history — one of the rare glimmers of hope is that voters in 2008 enacted a critical reform that promises to help overhaul the broken system that created this mess
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The railroad tracks were laid roughly through the center of Shasta County, entering at Cottonwood and exiting at Dunsmuir.
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Get pierced, inked, fed and entertained at the fifth annual Redding Ink, Tattoo and Piercing Convention at Big League Dreams. The three-day fest of all things body decoration kicks off at 3 p.m. today. Friday events include a tattoo contest and a bloodborne pathogens class. Registration for the contest starts at 4 p.m., ju
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Although she hasn’t been in this position in more than four years, U.S. tennis player Jamie Hampton is thriving under the challenge of being the top-seed at the USTA Challenger of Redding at Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness.
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Today in History: Sept. 17, 2010
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As the prep volleyball preseason winds down, teams are getting a feel for what they’re bringing to the table this year.
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The West Valley girls tennis team edged Corning’s players 5-4 to tie them for first place in the Northern Athletic League on Thursday.
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Running is becoming a popular trend in the north state.
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After running over three out-of-area teams to start the season, Foothill finally gets its first chance to prove it’s for real as the Cougars host undefeated and reigning Northern Section Division II champion Lassen today.
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Kristi Lyn Lunbery won’t learn until November when she will be retried for the shooting death of her husband 18 years ago.
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Shasta County shoppers stepped out of hibernation this spring, recently-released sales tax figures suggest.
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A slew of outdoor festivals scheduled Saturday across the north state will go on despite a rainy forecast.
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An unidentified Redding man was killed Thursday when his car crashed into a California Department of Transportation plow truck on westbound Highway 299 about three miles west of the Shasta-Trinity county line.
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A hearing this week in federal court that could determine whether drug agents on Interstate 5 near Redding are pulling over suspected drug runners because of their race or ethnicity was put off until later this month.
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A Redding man was killed Thursday when his car crashed into a California Department of Transportation plow truck on westbound Highway 299 about three miles west of the Shasta-Trinity county line.
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A Southern California Democratic lawmaker was indicted Thursday on charges he doesn’t live in his district, reviving north state activists’ claims that Assemblyman Jim Nielsen doesn’t actually live in the Gerber mobile home he claims as his primary residence.
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On Thursday Galen Baker was transformed from a fair-haired, blue-eyed 10-year-old with a light sprinkle of freckles to “Jim Hawkins, man of the sea.”
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A 20-year-old Redding man, arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of a 21-year-old Redding woman, pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter and other felony counts Thursday afternoon in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Penni Tyler was ecstatic, as well as a little hungry, Thursday morning after felony grand theft and stolen property charges were dismissed against her in Shasta County Superior Court.
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An 18-year-old Anderson man accused of leading officers on three wild, high-speed car chases in stolen vehicles this summer was recaptured this week by California Highway Patrol officers.
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RED BLUFF — Residents will gather in River Park on Saturday to honor those healing from drug and alcohol addiction.
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The Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce and Win-River Casino will host the 2010 Big Bike Weekend Business After Hours Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the casino’s event center.
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A Round Mountain man who was killed Tuesday when a tractor apparently rolled or ran over him died from traumatic chest injuries.
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Me: You cats have it pretty good. You just don't have any idea how good you have it.Yaz:
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A Democrat Southern California lawmaker was indicted today on charges he doesn’t live in his district, reviving north state activists’ claims that Assemblyman Jim Nielsen doesn’t actually live in the Gerber mobile home he claims as his primary residence.
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Tom Chandler at Trout Underground attempts to set the facts straight related to the McCloud-Pit relicensing and the intense and bitter controversy surrounding it. Well worth a read....
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While the Chron embraces some of the arguments for pot legalization, it sees too many unintended consequences in a poorly drafted proposition. Read the arguments here....
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I wonder what might happen if Steve Cooley, the district attorney of Los Angeles County, is elected attorney general. From the L.A. Times: A Los Angeles County Grand Jury on Thursday unsealed an eight-count felony indictment against state Sen. Roderick...
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A fire reported today near McArthur Road and Highway 89 in Shasta County turned out to be a false alarm, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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I do not usually get too worked up over a sale but I think I have to say this will be much more of an Event than just a "Sale"!  The ladies at Lulafayes Home Decor are the brains and the legs behind this event, but I think it has ballooned way above even their expectations,  here is a current and growing list of s
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An 18-year-old Anderson man accused of leading officers on three wild high-speed car chases earlier this summer in stolen vehicles was recaptured earlier this week by California Highway Patrol officers.
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Penni Tyler was ecstatic, as well as a little hungry, this morning after felony grand theft and stolen property charges were dismissed against her in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Yesterday my 16 year old son was rushing off to the college for class and less than 100 yards from the house he crashed. Sean is a good motorcycle driver, but life can turn in an instant.
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A man who disappeared after a horseback riding trip in the Big Meadows area of Siskiyou County was found Wednesday in good physical condition after a three-day search.
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Threshing is that time of year when you can check all of the neighbors' cooking. Some are great cooks, and you try to adjust the threshing progress to make sure that you can eat as many meals at their places...
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Did you know that when only the Indian people lived here, there was an Indian foot trail system that ran the length of California - from the top to the bottom and sort of right through the middle? And did...
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1. Straight No Chaser 7:30 p.m. tonight, Cascade Theatre, Redding. This group has reinvented a cappella on the modern popular music landscape. Tickets $32-42. Go to the Cascade Theatre box office, call 243-8877 or visit www.cascadetheatre.org
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If not, here's a fine way to spend a morning. This year's project will again find us removing invasive vegetation along the paved Sacramento River Trail ~ this time on the north side between the Market Street bridge and the...
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Go to www.wonews.com or subscribe at wonsubs.com. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen — Salmon and steelhead are “pouring” into the mouth of the Klamath, and fishing has been pretty good. However, the success rate falls off on weekends due to the heav
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It's official. Interestingly enough, though, as AP reports, most Californians probably haven't had cause to notice that the Legislature is on the verge of breaking its previous record for blown budget deadlines: The impact of the new record delay hasn't...
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Q. Do you believe God can heal people of their illnesses and injuries? If so, why do we have them? We have all witnessed people who have been healed of their maladies, often in unknown and mysterious ways. We believe that God has been at work but also understand the how and wherefore are not usually revealed. Healing is som
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RED BLUFF – A 55-year-old Cloverdale man was arrested early this morning on suspicion of marijuana possession for sale and other charges after he ran away from sheriff’s deputies following a traffic stop near here.
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Morgan Hannaford started with music as most 7-year-old children do, with lessons on the family piano and later saxophone in school band. His father was a rock and roll drummer in the '60s and an artist, so music was always promoted at home. Hannaford became interested in folk music after spending a year in the South Pacific
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Talk about loyal customers. Jim and Dorie Beursken have been regular patrons of Nick’s Bella Vista Grill – usually lunching there “two or three times a week” – for more than 30 years.
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Riding the wave of vampire popularity, and just in time for Halloween, Riverfront Playhouse puts tongue firmly in cheek and presents “Dracula: The Musical?”
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A parked City of Redding truck this morning was struck by a mid-size SUV traveling westbound on Placer Street.
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About 1 p.m. today, State Route 299 reopened to 1-way traffic 3 miles west of the Trinity-Shasta County line, the California Highway Patrol reported. A traffic collision had closed the highway in both directions starting about 8:30 a.m., a CHP spokeswoman said.
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One person was killed Thursday when a car crashed into a California Department of Transportation plow truck on westbound Highway 299 about three miles west of the Shasta-Trinity county line.
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Three juvenile males started a small ground fire in the Kids Kingdom play center of Enterprise Park this morning, and a Redding Police Department officer caught two of them after a foot chase through the park and surrounding area.
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That's Honey Bandit munching on grass and wearing Palomino's leg warmers Things are looking up just a little for our friend Honey Bandit. The following is from his guardian angel and rescuer from sure death Palomino Armstrong: Tuesday: The daylight...
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Fantastic things are in the atmosphere all the time. One just has to tune in to them. I am  finding the Stanislov Grof book, When the Impossible Happens, fascinating. It is like a book full of short stories, recollections of instances of synchronicity, a retelling of the interplay between human consciousness and a living,
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Funny quote from the judge in the Sept. 1 Behrens-Eaton House Museum newsletter. "From a letter the judge wrote to his Aunt Ella-From Europe-1945-concerning his new mustache:'As you have gathered, I do not share what you report as the popular...
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Held on Monday night at the Redding Tea Party Patriots Meeting. All ten candidates. Here's the link....
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The high today should reach 89 degrees with partly sunny skies and northwest wind gusts of four to seven mph. Temperatures should cool down somewhat by tomorrow, with a high of 82 degrees and a 20 percent chance of rain. By Saturday, skies will be mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain and a high of 75 degrees,
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Knowing you come here for the goods, we shot a few images of this home near WhiteHawk for you. We recall it pre-foreclosure, nicely decorated, and listed for well more than a year. Now a Fannie Mae asset, it doesn’t look quite as nice, but it’s still a lovely w
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Redding’s Institute of Technology has moved from Redcliff to Hilltop. It should be good to have the student population near the restaurants and shops in the Hilltop retail corridor. The Institute offers these programs: * Accounting* *
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The RS ran an article today about a 5% reduction in foreclosure filings from July to August in Shasta County. Down from 392, to 374 filings. Considering there are only about 250 bank owned homes for sale on any given day around here, i
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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 5th Annual Weaverville Open, Oldtime Fiddle Contest in Trinity County.
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The Sacramento River bike path and Redding’s bicycle circulation in general will advance, thanks to a $1.2 million state grant. The California Natural Resources Agency announced earlier this week it would award the City of Redding $1.2 million of Proposition 84 money. The grant will fund a variety of im
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What: Mercy Medical Center Redding Presents A Men’s Health Seminar & Screening When: Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: Mercy Medical Center, Lower Level Auditoriums Cost: The Seminar is FREE. The Screening on September 30 is $20. Step into the ring with the right combin
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I fear for the future of KIXE. Until now, it has been the only antidote to the right-wing storm we get from the Glenn Becks and Bill O’Reillys of the world. Now, the new Channel 9 management has cancelled broadcasts of “Democracy Now!” hosted by Amy Goodman. The reasoning of the new general manager a
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It’s true that redwoods planted in Redding shed leaves during the summer months. Even in their native environment, redwoods, like all evergreens, shed older leaves a couple times throughout a growing season. This year, however, I noticed the redwoods planted on Turtle Bay property seemed to be shedding more leaves
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BloodSource announced this week it is in need of O- and A- donors. Shasta Blood Center needs A-, AB+, AB- and B- blood.
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Each year, the state of California seems to come up with a budget with cuts in programs that serve our most vulnerable populations. These populations seem to be at either end of the spectrum, so kids and seniors find that their lifelines are not so secure.
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Children who learn about the risks of alcohol and other drugs from their parents are 50 percent less likely to use.
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No athlete can play competitive sports forever. Not even Brett Favre. At some point, the glory days must end.
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It might seem churlish to find reason for complaint in a new nature trail — especially one that opens a little-used stretch of Sacramento River frontage to public use. Nonetheless, complain we will.
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It is taken as gospel among politicians of both parties that small business is the engine of job creation. “We’re starting with small businesses because that’s where most of the new jobs do,” President Obama said earlier this year. “Small businesses are the job generator of America,” e
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New foreclosure filings in Shasta County in August were down from July and from a year ago, the online database RealtyTrac reported today.
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The West Valley boys and girls swim teams both notched wins over Shasta on Wednesday. The girls recorded five first-place finishes in a 95-76 win and the boys won 103-71.
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One is a rising 20-year-old American and the other may be the latest Russian tennis talent romping her way through the junior ranks.
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A new season has the Enterprise boys soccer team believing in their new attitude.
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MOUNT SHASTA — A north state nonprofit is seeing results from its work to see impoverished African communities get what many take for granted — clean water.
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North State in Brief: Sept. 16, 2010
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Shasta High School’s homecoming game with Eureka on Friday has been moved to Shasta College because work on the high school’s football field isn’t finished.
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Lori Cuellar believes her daughter probably wouldn’t be attending Azusa Pacific University this fall if it weren’t for the Grotefend Scholarship she received last year.
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Felony grand theft and stolen property charges against a former Redding police chaplain may be dropped today.
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Anyone who says homecoming courts are just a popularity contest has probably never been to Shasta High School.
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Today in History: Sept. 16, 2010
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North State Marketplace: Sept. 16, 2010
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I did not know if I would be able to pull it off, but I do think I made a pretty good shot at it!  Of course the first thing that happens to me is the red flashing battery indicator light when I whip out my camera!  **What can I say?** First stop, just off of Caterpillar Rd, up at the top
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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 regiona