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October 6th, 2010

...check out his sit-down with GQ here. Enlightening. Infuriating. In-your-face. I can see why Brown checked into a Zen monastery....
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Local union leader Chris Darker, in a post on UPEC's website, denies repeated allegations about a boycott of businesses that support Mayor Patrick Jones' re-election. This is a Jones thing. It's an election year and Jones has decided that creating...
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This event promises a great time to help a great local cause. A promoter offers some details: CH2M Hill and Critigen, in conjunction with Schreder Planetarium and Whiskeytown Environmental School, are staging the the second Rising Stars Gala on October...
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A 28-year old Shingletown man was arrested today after California Highway Patrol Officers and a Department of Homeland Security agent served a search warrant at his home.
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Do you have a baby, child, teen or young adult in your household? Did you know it is important for them to have an annual visit to the doctor to help prevent disease and decrease the chance for dental caries (cavities)?
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Daylight is getting shorter, football has returned, and so has the signs promoting flu shots all over town.
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Shasta Blood Center announced this week it is in need of AB- blood. BloodSource is in need of O- and A- donors.
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A pilot car is directing one-way traffic just north of Highway 44 and Highway 89 due to an overturned big rig, the California Department of Transportation reported at 3:48 p.m. today.
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An overturned big rig has forced traffic on Highway 89 just north of the Highway 44 junction down to a one-way traffic control.
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Leaking power steering fluid burst into flames after hitting the exhaust manifold of a car parked at a Redding restaurant this afternoon.
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A former volunteer firefighter with the Anderson Fire Protection District was sentenced today to two years, eight months in prison for assaulting his ex-wife.
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Am I the only person to be amused at the irony of a frequent local spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union -- namely, Doug Bennett, who addressed yesterday's rally for public safety -- speaking up for the city's police...
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The L.A. Times's Capitol reporter ends today's dispatch with a memorable zinger: This year, Steinberg and Pérez marched into Schwarzenegger's office June 30 toting a two-page memo outlining the principles uniting them for the budget battle to follow. Among them:...
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The Chico E-R gives Rep. Wally Herger a righteous thumping for declining "to drive across town" to directly address voters, even as it explains the self-evident reason. Why doesn't Herger debate for an hour? Good question, and one his team...
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This building is located at 1459 Market Street and was built in 1901 by the Holt and Gregg Company. The Bank of Shasta County moved into it from its former location on California Street. The bank failed in approximately...
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Hi, Well today started out very very cold. It was in the 30's last night, and so windy it sounded like the carport was coming down on top of us. I love the sound of the rain and the...
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A man was injured this morning when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a small sedan on Shasta View Drive in Redding.
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What: Native Daughters of the Golden West fundraising event for the Northern California Veterans Cemetery Memorial Building When: Saturday (Oct. 9), 12 p.m. Where: Hiawatha Parlor, 2322 California St. (south), Redding. Special Guest Speaker Senator Maurice Johannessen Lunch tickets $10
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While scrolling through Facebook this morning I noticed writer, Brad Whipp’s mention of the death early last year of Lux Interior. What a tragedy. I was struck, lighting-bolt like, with the renewed desire to make a set of Lux Interior and Poison Ivy dolls and damn it I’m determined to do so. The season is so r
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Here are a few images I took of Saint Michaels Catholic Church in Shasta Lake City yesterday. I found some information about this church at this website. Apparently it’s just over 50 years old, built when this area was called Central Valley.
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Kick off your golf shoes in this manufactured home after shooting a relaxing round at prestigious Tierra Oaks Golf Club, right across the road. Park your golf cart in the 3 car garage, and head inside for some post-links lifestyle as you gaze across your 5 acres. This
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An unsettled weather pattern will move into the north state over the next two days. The front will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. It will be partly sunny today with a high near 79 in Redding. The winds will be light and variable. The chance
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What: Palo Cedro Park Fall Festival When: Saturday (Oct. 9), 2 to 6 p.m. Where: Palo Cedro Park; on Cedro Lane, one block east of Deschutes Road Festival Schedule: 2-4 PM: • Andy Main’s giant pumpkin & water balloon slingshot competition • Children’s pu
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Did you know that sexual satisfaction has a stronger link to perceived “relationship quality” for men than it does for women? From The Kinsey Institute: Fact One: Sexual dissatisfaction is associated with increased risk of divorce and relationship dissolution. (
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NO ON VOTING PLEDGES As a Congressional candidate I am often approached by various well-meaning special interest groups who urge me to pledge that if elected I will vote their way. These pledges have become common for legislators in Washington.  It is tempting to sign some of the pledges I do support.  But here i
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Dear Lynne: In a moment of rash misjudgment, I planted pumpkins for my friends' kids, since no one else gardens. If you think zucchini breed like rabbits, you should see my pumpkin patch. I'm up to my knees in pumpkins -- about 20 of them -- and that's after giving most of them away. I've done puree for pies, I've
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Shasta’s offense came alive to pull out a five-set road victory over the Hornets at Manatowa Gym, winning 25-23, 25-15, 21-25, 19-25, 15-9.
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The Shasta College women's soccer team tied Feather River 2-2 on Tuesday.
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Paige Adkins had 11 kills and nine digs as the West Valley High School volleyball team swept Corning 25-20, 25-16, 25-7 at home on Tuesday.
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It's the midpoint of the season in the Northern Section and playoff points are still three weeks away from being released but already it looks like the Division II playoffs are shaping up to be an interesting race.
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Rescue personnel are being sent tonight to a reported traffic accident on Highay 36 near Platina.
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Geert Wilders is almost certainly not the type of politician I'd vote for, were I able to vote in Dutch elections. But I am certainly delighted to live in a country where we do not put politicians on trial for...
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More than 200 Redding police officers, firefighters, utility workers and residents gathered Tuesday at City Hall to support public safety and utility personnel and protest compensation cuts by the City Council.
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Redding firefighters have rejected a counteroffer from the City Council on concessions calculated to close a $1.34 million gap in the department budget.
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More than 200 Redding police officers, firefighters, utility workers and residents gathered Tuesday at City Hall to support public safety and utility personnel and protest compensation cuts by the City Council.
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Redding firefighters have rejected a counteroffer from the City Council on concessions calculated to close a $1.34 million gap in the department budget.
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Maybe because I'm a word guy, I especially like the no-nonsense campaign mailer from Ken Murray that arrived in my mailbox today. No flags, no cowboy hats and hay bales, just a straightforward rundown of why he's running. Not great...
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Redding will launch an online sign-up for city recreation programs and charge users a fee to support the service.
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As an Army Ranger, Rick Ortega regularly jumped out of planes, but now semiretired, the Cottonwood resident is flying a small Cessna 182 after earning his license a little less than a year ago.
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate autumn, the first Harvest Fest isn’t for you.
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T he brother of a man shot in the arm after a dispute with a Centerville man last month over marijuana and money pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court to two felony counts.
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Many have wondered. James Benno, cantankerous head of the local NORML chapter, had a possible answer at tonight's Redding City Council meeting. After berating the councilors for what he sees as overly restrictive rules on growing medical marijuana, Benno said...
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This morning was a fantastic autumn morning after a very cool night. For weeks we'd been saying. "It feels like autumn" - well, this morning it didn't just feel like it, was autumn.My personal little autumn ritual is to make potato soup - the first real cooking after summer, and I made it tonight w
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Monday Sept 20, CNBC televised a town hall meeting during which Velma Hart told President Obama, “I’m exhausted, exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantel of change that I voted for and deeply disappointed with where we are right now. I have been told that I voted for a m
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Redding will launch online sign up for city recreation programs and charge users a fee to support the service.
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If they were just going to assume away the state's budget deficit, couldn't legislative leaders have done it three months ago?
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In 1910: Dunsmuir's new pound near the jail was going to be completed soon. Owners of dogs and other animals were warned that if they let their pets run on the streets without licenses that they would likely find their four-legged friends in the city pound.
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In an election year, this is the time for an "October surprise" -- some sensational, and usually irrelevant, revelation to distract the voters from serious issues. This year, there are October surprises from coast to coast. There are a lot of incumbents who don't want to discuss serious issues -- especially their own track
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Work on finishing the $73 million Cypress Avenue Bridge replacement before the end of year salvaged an otherwise slow September for building in Redding.
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Dan Cusiter (letter, Sunday) talks about Obama's "sudden" embrace of religion. Nothing sudden about it! Remember the Rev. Jeremiah Wright? Remember the campaign trail and the critics exposing for Obama's sawdust camp-meeting rhetoric, more preacher than politician? Both his books describe his essentially barren childhood i
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October brings with it cooler weather, shorter days and fall festivals, including Oktoberfest. The spirit of the Munich festival is re-created in the United States each year with celebrations focused on beer and German foods.
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Note: Having a life intruded into my blogging schedule yesterday, and I failed to get out a Monday post. To make up for that, today I will be posting twice.] While this posting pertains to all Democratic and open-minded independent voters, I would like to dedicate it particularly to Hispanic voters.
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A small brush fire is burning this afternoon alongside Interstate 5 near Gas Point Road in Cottonwood.
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A Williams man was shot in the leg after being abducted at the Chevron station at Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office reported today.
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A friend forwards this e-mail from the Bosetti campaign. Seems Bosetti has joined Mayor Patrick Jones in reacting with (feigned?) shock to the total compensation of city of Redding employees. Haven't these guys been on the council for the past...
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A few weeks back, Marc Beauchamp tweaked Redding Mayor Patrick Jones for his surprise at the true, all-in cost of city payrolls, writing: Jones has been on the council for almost four years. He comes from the private sector. Any...
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Redding firefighters have rejected a counter offer from the City Council on concessions calculated to close a $1.34 million gap in the department budget.
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A woman suffered minor injuries today after she was hit and run over by a vehicle off of Lower Gas Point Road in Cottonwood.
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A fallen oak tree blocked traffic on Highway 299 East this morning just west of Moose Camp Road near Hatchet Mountain for about a half hour.
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Mary Lake in West Redding was pondered as a secret fishing lake for youngsters after the lake and 203 acres surrounding it was purchased by a group of developers around 1980. The developers-Brent Owen, Robert “Buzz” Loring and John Fitzpatrick- offered the 5-acre lake and adjacent land to the city for a park
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The 1901 Bosworth house nestled in amongst the oak trees in Cayton Valley. The following information is taken from an undated newspaper clipping from the Fall River Tidings newspaper as stated by Mrs. Walter Bosworth of Cayton Valley: "...Cayton Valley,...
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The news here is that Starbucks has introduced flavored instant coffee. But point of order, my large cup (venti) of bold, black coffee just got more expensive. Stopping in this morning at t
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Hi ya'll, Today was a day filled with mixed emotions. The day started off well, except for my son's stomach ache. But he stayed home from school to rest up and "feel better". Auntie Jennifer and Auntie Susie stayed...
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Well here we are into October and the yearbook deadlines and coming and going! We are having suck an amazing time with the Class of 2011. So many great kids and fun personalities. How do you want to be remembered your senior year? Give us a call today and book a free consult so we can help customize a session that really is
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We're salty folks apparently. The CaliforniaWatch blog reports: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced $1.9 million in grants for sodium-reduction initiatives, including $363,366 to Los Angeles County and $412,198 to Shasta County. The funding covers...
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The wind will blow today over Redding. The National Weather Service forecasts a high near 78 with east winds between 6 and 9 miles per hour. The winds will turn north later in the day and pick up speed. Winds could gust as high as 25 miles per hour. The overnight low will be 57.
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Authorities are not sure why a Shasta County man text-messaged his brother late Monday night saying that he had been in an all-terrain vehicle wreck in the Round Mountain area and was pinned underneath the vehicle.
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Here’s a cute looking Cape Cod influenced bungalow in the lovely Garden Tract of Redding. Although diminutive as a 954 sq ft 3/1 built in 1939, it does have a detached 2 car garage in back. Mostly, it’s cute, and in a likable neighborhood. Representing the interests of the bank/seller is foreclo
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I was born in a mountainous region of Northern Thailand in 1980. My family, along with many Mien and other mountain ethnic groups, had fought for the U.S. during Vietnam and were forced to leave their previous home of Laos d
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What: 2nd Annual Rising Stars Gala to Benefit Schreder Planetarium and Whiskeytown Environmental School When: Oct 9, 7 p.m. Where: Cascade Theatre Cost: $30 CH2M Hill and Critigen, in conjunction with Schreder Planetarium and Whiskeytown Environmental School, are staging the second Ris
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What: The Millhouse Music Sessions When: October, November and December Live music every Wednesday on the covered patio deck Open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - music starts at 6 p.m. Oct 6 host: Rick Larsen Oct 13 host: Mumblefinger Oct 20 host: Chris Lauer Oct 27 host: Jim D
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What: Cypress School students Celebrate National Walk to School Day When: 8 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6) Where: City Hall Sponsored by Safe Routes to School to promote walking to school and healthy lifestyles — many local schools are celebrating. Cypress School students will be dropped off b
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This month, my friend and Dance Project Artistic Director James Santos will move away from Redding for the second time in his life. He’s taking a position as artistic assistant with the world-renowned entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil. I talked to J
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He's been compared to Jason Mraz and plays gigs all over the West Coast. On Wednesday, singer- songwriter Chris Parreira will bring his considerable talent to The Vintage Wine Bar in downtown Redding.The sho
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Here's a list of contributions to Redding City Council candidates
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An economic recovery that hasn’t lived up to expectations will push home sales in California down in 2010 before they rebound slightly next year, the California Association of Realtors estimated Monday.
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The former manager of the Shasta County Farm Bureau pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling money from the nonprofit agricultural advocacy and assistance group.
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Dogs from across the U.S. and Canada will head to Corning this weekend to test their hunting prowess.
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Unless you were up early, early Monday — just after midnight — you missed the high temperature for the day.
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A former Shasta College student was sentenced to 18 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty that day to kidnapping and sexually fondling a 6-year-old boy at the Redding campus in late 2007.
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A 61-year-old Redding man was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison after he was found guilty this year of one count of possessing child pornography and three counts of receiving pornographic images of children.
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Redding police officers Monday afternoon stopped a Redding man who planned to have officers use lethal force on him.
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Three-figure water bills are appalling some Johnson Park residents, who say they believe they’re being mistreated by Del Oro Water Co.
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The Redding Colt .45s are teaming up with the California Waterfowl Association and the Major League Baseball Alumni Association to raise money for CWA Youth Programs and the Redding Stadium Project on Nov. 5-6.
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Now here’s a case of the right technology showing up at the right time.
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Hope springs eternal in the hearts not just of people, but political parties, and the hope of both California Democrats and Republicans today is that voters in the other party will desert, or at least not vote.
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If you try to tell teenagers that they should eat carrots because they are full of vitamins and good for their eyes, you’re probably not telling them anything they don’t already know. And, in fact
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ROUND MOUNTAIN - Emergency personnel are being sent this evening to a reported all-terrain vehicle accident near Phillips and Johnson Ranch roads.
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A high-stakes Redding City Council election has drawn major money back into the campaign after a contribution drought in 2008.
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Three-figure water bills are appalling some Johnson Park residents, who say they believe they’re being mistreated by Del Oro Water Co.
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The former manager of the Shasta County Farm Bureau pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling money from the nonprofit agricultural advocacy and assistance group.
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Redding police officers this afternoon stopped a Redding man who planned to have officers use lethal force on him.
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A high-stakes Redding City Council election has drawn major money back into the campaign after a contribution drought in 2008.
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A high-stakes Redding City Council election has drawn major money back into the campaign after a contribution drought in 2008.
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The former manager of the Shasta County Farm Bureau pleaded guilty today to embezzling money from the nonprofit agricultural advocacy and assistance group.
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A former Shasta College student was sentenced to 18 years in prison today after pleading guilty this afternoon to kidnapping and sexually fondling a 6-year-old boy at the Redding campus in late 2007.
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Meet my new best friend, Mike. I can't remember his last name, but I've got his number on speed dial. Lately, I spend more time talking to him than I do to myself. Which is to say, Mike and I talk a lot.
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Looking for advice about the ballot measures in next months' elections? Whether you trust the Peace and Freedom Party or the California Chamber of commerce, electioninfo.org has a handy list of which groups offer which suggestions on the initiatives. Interesting...
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Wouldn't you like to know what the governor and legislative leaders have agreed to do with your money? You know, before it's actually approved by the Legislature? So would I. So would Jon Fleischman, who said it first and well....
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A 61-year-old Redding man was sentenced today to five years in federal prison after he was found guilty earlier this year of one count of possessing child pornography and three counts of receiving pornographic images of children.
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Tehama County Sheriff's deputies this morning arrested a man on suspicion of possessing drugs and guns outside Lassen View Elementary School in Los Molinos.
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Sheriff’s deputies in Trinity County are looking for several people who robbed and ransacked a house in Hayfork while tying up the residents and holding them at gunpoint Sunday night.
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An early afternoon wreck on southbound Interstate 5 in Redding trimmed traffic to one lane.
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Humans and mountain lions, that is. They might have to learn to down in Red Bluff. After a series of recent sightings in city parks, the Department of Fish and Game suggests, well, learning to live together. Here's the bottom...
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There once was thousands of acres of swampland located along the northern portion of the Fall River Valley. The first development of the massive swampland was attempted by Boggs and Moore who acquired the property through the Swamp Act. With...
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So, I guess this is just the hazard of being at the mercy of regulations that keep me from providing my own plants?  If I could grow my own little measly few (3-4) plants I would not have to "farm out" my medical recommendation to someone else to grow for me, and now of course they would not just be keeping it!  W
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It was loud. It was dusty. And the air smelled like a traffic jam on the 405. But the nearly sell-out crowd at the Tehama Fair Grounds loved it. We're talking monster trucks. Lots of 10-year-old boys in the...
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Hi ya'll, Today was a pretty quiet day for Honey Bandit. Yesterday and today he seemed a little bit mellow, so we let him rest for most of the day. We did, however, expand his play pen. It is about...
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Not stopping out of the goodness of their corporate hearts, mind you. The halted foreclosures reflects a hasty concern that they may be punished for bending the rules. Here's a good
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A missing hunter who spent the night in the backcountry of the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area was found this morning.
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He’s snazzy! He’s cool and he was created for a very special boy. I made him tan corduroy pants. He does not have a tail. I guess he’s evolved from a real wolf to a man wolf. He has to be able to sit down in a chair. Hipster man wolves dig San Francisco and [...]
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An unsettled weather pattern that will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms has moved into the area. Skies in Redding will be mostly cloudy with a high near 73 today, according to the National Weather Service. The chance of precipitation today is 60 percent. Most of the energy from the system will be
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The campaign for Redding City Council boils down to whether we solve budget problems in a respectful manner or we allow bullies to control our town. I choose civility. I hope you will, too. We must believe that a solution exists that will treat people fairly. City employees are not our enemy. Many of them risk their liv
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Funny what gets awakened when you move to a place where there’s something to see around every corner.I’ve been in New York some 72 hours, and besides stopping at odd moments to profess, “I live in New York,” I’ve found that having my camera handy is a terrific way to document not only the journey I’m
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What: Calling all bag stuffers When: Beginning Friday (Oct. 8), call to schedule time. Where: 1681 Zachi Dr., Redding (Caterpillar Rd, turn Right on George which becomes Mountain Lakes Blvd., right on Zachi Dr.) Contact: Jenis Openshaw - 530-243-1565 -
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I’m up to my eyeballs in news tidbits. So, rather than regale you with fascinating stories of how I spent my weekend, I’ll go right to the stuff of broader interest. • Keep an eye out for a lot more children than usual walking to school this coming Wednesday, October 6, which is officially designate
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Infidelity is a marital deal-breaker for me. In our earliest days together, I shared my thoughts on this subject with my husband. Cheat on me and it’s game over, I said. Do not pass GO, do not col
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Denise Thompson and Steve Criss. An Oct. 26, 2010, wedding is planned for Denise Thompson and Steve Criss, both of Redding, on the beach in Maui, Hawaii.
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Heather Hollister and Christopher Baker. An Oct. 16, 2010, wedding is planned for Heather Hollister of Millville and Christopher Baker of Redding at the Millville Community Baptist Church in Millville.
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Estaline Watkins of Redding celebrated her 104th birthday on Sept. 23, 2010, with a dinner banquet at River Oaks Retirement Community. She made a grand entrance to her party wearing a blue hat, a self-portrait around her neck and pushing her large stuffed giraffes on her walker. She read guests a poem she wrote a
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Shannon Vaughn of Redding and Marzio de Mari Ahrens of Goteborg, Sweden, were married June 26, 2010, at the city of Tacoma Municipal Court in Tacoma, Wash.
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Megan Stupek and Adam Curry, both of Randolph, N.J. were married July 17, 2010, at Rooke Chapel, Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. The ceremony was followed by a reception at The Haven at Center Hill in Danville, Pa.
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Voters throughout the nation are unhappy with their government. Early this month a Gallup Poll found public approval of congressional Republicans and Democrats at 32 percent and 33 percent respectively.
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Turn 18 and legally speaking you’re an adult — ready to cast a vote, open your own bank account, enlist in the Navy.
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The leader of the Shasta Women’s Refuge said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto of a bill that would have added a $10 fee on marriage licenses to aid domestic shelters is worrisome.
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Ed Harrison and Mark “Smitty” Smith were friends and competitors.
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Police are looking for a Redding man they said choked and punched his 22-year-old girlfriend in the head before ramming a police car and fleeing in a vehicle with his two children Saturday night.
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Pumpkin-picking season is here.
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Today in History: Oct. 4, 2010
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Redding police were searching Sunday night for an assailant who hit a 19-year-old man in the head with a two-by-four.
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“Oil Painting has been my passion and great love for most of my life. I am grateful that I am able to pursue my dream. I am endlessly fascinated by color and light and the way the two elements play with each
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Join HawkMan Studios, anewscafe.com and Tapas Downtown for THE ARTHOP AFTER-PARTY!! LIVE MUSIC by Mark McAbee EXTENDED RECEPTION for Artist Dejon Weldon
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Two men were arrested in Trinity County early Saturday after officers stopped them for speeding and found 77 pounds of marijuana and nearly $27,000 in cash in their U-Haul truck.
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Redding police tonight are searching for an assailant who hit a 19-year-old man in the head with a 2-by-4 piece of lumber.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jonathan Sanchez pitched the San Francisco Giants back into the playoffs after a six-year absence, beating the San Diego Padres 3-0 Sunday to wrap up the NL West title.
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A two-vehicle wreck this afternoon at Gas Point and Rancho Estates roads in Cottonwood has blocked the westbound lane.
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What: Artists are Invited to Display Their Artwork at the Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation’s Show, ”Art On The Wild Side” When: Nov. 6, noon to 6 p.m. Where: Win-River Event Center, at the Win-River Casino, Hwy 273, Redding. The event will host the talented artists
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What: A free, women’s self healing mind/body series. When: Every Thursday in October, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Where: Downtown Redding, inside Spa Shoppes, corner of Oregon and Butte Streets. Workshop series led by Cheri Davis, a Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher and Mind/Bo
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What: Free City pill-collection event helps protect waterways When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Oct. 7-9), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: 2255 Abernathy Lane in Redding For the third year in a row, Redding-area residents can dispose of old medications safely and for free during a “No Drugs
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That's the Fall River on the left, the powerhouse in the middle of the two bodies of water, and the Pit River on the right. A bridge still crosses the Pit River (see on the right), but not that one....
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Here’s a recording from 15 years ago. Craig Padilla was asked to make a soundtrack for a video to be aired on Redding’s cable access channel. Local video artist Namaste had edited video footage he had taken of stormclouds m
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Hi ya'll. Well, Honey Bandit had a wonderful day yesterday. He had lots of visitors and got to run and play with Patches. It is really fun to watch them interact together and figure out their "rank". Hopefully Patches will...
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Police are looking for a Redding man they said choked and punched his 22-year-old girlfriend in the head before fleeing in a car with his two children Saturday night.
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The well-attended 'vintage home and garden market' in the barn at the Ponderosa Ridge Ranch on Parkville Road, Anderson. Beautiful day for it. Imaginative, unconventional retailing in a tough market. One of the organizers said some folks had driven up...
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This is the stuff of a really great retro Halloween for all those young at heart and fond of silly, naughty, goofy comedy. I was 13 and they were my heroes Jim Thurman and Gene Moss. I watched Shrimpenstein every day after school.  I loved them both but I was particularly fond of Jim Thurman [...]
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There is a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms today in the northern Sacramento Valley.
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I would like to address this whole “pay and benefits” issue that is being bantered about in the news media and political arena and I am speaking from experience on this. I am a retired Redding police officer having spent 22 years serving the city and its citizens. I also was a board member of the Redding Peac
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There are many ways to execute a convict. Historically they’ve been killed by firing squad, sawed in half while alive — either from the head down or the groin up, strapped to wheels and beaten through the spokes, or left for carrion to munch on. They’ve been crucified, impaled and trampled by Asian elep
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Redding City Councilors Patrick Jones and Rick Bosetti, who are seeking re-election this fall in the face of a full-spectrum political assault from the unions that represent city workers, have not always dealt with the city’s financial bind with all the flexibility and finesse they could have. They’ve probab
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Not all trips are uneventful. After our kids became self-employed, we decide to visit the Greek Isles.
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Every parent has at least thought of doing it.
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Jackie Robertson and I go back a long way. Truth is, when it came to baby sitters, she was my first, and I do believe my only one. A neighbor girl living some seven houses away, she often walked to and fro in front of our house on her way to the school bus stop at the end of our street.
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During the next two visits you will meet a deer that frequents our yard. The deer has made social calls since June of last year, so we named her June.
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We set out for ice cream with the family the other night. The kids had actually eaten their dinners, the night was warm, and we still had a few hours before bedtime. Ice cream sounded perfect.
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Dear Straight Talk: I just read about the boy who died playing the choking game. This really scares me because my sister and some of her friends sometimes do it in our room. I showed her the article and told her she must stop. She just laughed me off saying they always do it with someone else, while this boy was doing it a
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This week’s guest on ‘Doni & Friends’ on KCNR is Debbie Allen, mother of Shelby Allen, who died of alcohol poisoning. Allen speaks at schools to get the word out about warning signs and danger of acute alcohol poisoning. The show is live and we
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I’m a 19-year-old who filed taxes for the first time, and now I owe the IRS over $2,000 in debt. I don’t know why, other than the fact that I reported children that weren’t mine. My aunt told me to report them because I’ve been helping her financially. She is an illegal immigrant and she shouldn’t be in this coun
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The Spa Shoppes
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I got an interesting call from a friend the other day.
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Seven-time world champion monster truck driver Tom Meents and company will face off for one final showdown today at 2 p.m., the final day of the 13th annual West Coast Monster Truck Nationals at the Tehama District Fair grounds in Red Bluff.
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Clearing brush to lower the chance of wildfire doesn’t mean destroying the woods for wildlife.
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Bill Hutt has a daunting task.
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Apples and apple products were on display Saturday at the Manton Apple Festival.
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The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 2 General Election is Oct. 18.
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Today in History: Oct. 3, 2010
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Dear Babe: I have four Boston Red Sox postcards dated 1968 and made by Dexter Press, West Nyack, N.Y. They include Gary Bell, Dick Ellsworth, Mike Andrews and Jerry Adair. They have info on the players on the back along with a signature.
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Here’s a bank owned estate style home in the west hills above Redding. Ranchland Acres is characterized by large and luxurious homes on several acres, each perched on the eastern slope of the coastal range and looking out over the valley to Mt Lassen beyond. In fact this home was
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Dispatchers reported today at around 2:05 p.m. a grass and brush fire near a residence on Cynthia way in Redding.
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Everyone in my house is still laughing about this… So, for whatever reason—meds, stress, pain—last night was not an entirely good night in the sleep realm. I slept some, but not that pure, recuperative kind. I got up this morning to try and start the day, and just couldn’t. Back to bed I went.
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This is a question often asked by clients who move from one county to another and are hoping to avoid property tax from being reassessed. Ordinarily under Proposition 13, the value of a home for property tax purposes is re-assessed to market level whenever a change in ownership takes place. This usually results in
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I have said this before: October in the Northstate garden is a sigh of relief. A deep cleansing breath. Summer’s heat has mostly subsided, fall rains are returning, but the garden is not yet done. Its colors are deepening and
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The photo is the house that once stood just down the pathway past the El Dorado Mine in the Tower House District at Whiskeytown NRA. It's not there anymore, but every year, especially in the spring, flowers from long ago...
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From the LA Times: With the park's limited vegetation, the eight giant mosaic sculptures of creatures are certain to grab attention. Fabricated at a plant in Redding, they were decorated by Robin Indar, a Northern California mosaic artist, and her...
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Today is expected to be sunny with a high around 92 degrees. Some clouds should roll in tonight, bringing a partly sunny day tomorrow with a high of 81 degrees. By Monday, there will be a 20 percent chance of showers and a high of around 75 degrees. Temperatures are expected to remain in the low 80s all throughout next
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This is an image of a Corey Miller owl tattoo is from a tremendously cool blog out of Nottingham, UK, that posts pix of Owl Tattoos!! If you ever considered getting an Owl on your bod this is the place to check out. There is a serious gallery of good photos of tattoo artists, owl by owl, [...]
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That, Shasta County, was a small demonstration of the kind of support and numbers that the "California Protection Parents Association" (CPPA) Shasta County are building. All those people that sat in support of Lani Kitkowski during her hearing, presided over by her biased Judge "Teflon" Jack Halpin, were members of (C
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I often think about our American culture and our view of security and being self-sufficient. I hear over and over that we need to start saving for retirement at a young age and sock away as much as we can because bef
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I’m as digital as the next guy, maybe even more so. For years I’ve downloaded almost all my news from the Internet. E-mail’s how I connect with family, friends and the working world. Rarely do I leave home without my digital camera.
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The headline from Shasta Voices’ recent report comparing Redding workers’ pay and benefits with comparable Northern California cities was that Redding’s pension costs are notably higher than those of its peers. The unanswered question was why, especially since the retirement formulas for police officers
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Christopher Lamm of Security 1 Lending in Redding is offering an online class about the 1 percent down FHA program for first-time homebuyers by the California Housing Finance Agency.
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A Nov. 30 trial date was set Friday in Shasta County Superior Court for a 20-year-old Redding man who claims he accidentally shot a Redding woman in the back while he was a passenger in her sport utility vehicle.
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Q: I have a few questions regarding disabled-person placards. I have really never given this issue much thought, until recently. My husband broke his femur a few months ago and a temporary disabled-person placard was needed, (as well as appreciated), while he healed. The paperwork that DMV gave him with the placard stated,
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Winters bounced back to beat Anderson 17-7 at Bob Reid Stadium on Friday.
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When the Redding Mountain Biking Club started Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day four years ago, it drew a flock of youngsters eager to learn about the sport.
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Today in History: Oct. 2, 2010
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill this week that will create two days a year in which hunters won’t have to buy a hunting license to grab a gun and head out to the field.
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When Mary Garrett was laid to rest in 1903, grieving friends and family encircled her grave on Cemetery Hill in Shasta with a shop’s worth of flowers.
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Teacher Steve Westaby reached back into his repertoire of cultural references to say what a new gym at Happy Valley Elementary School means to him.
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Foster children in California will be able to live with their foster families or other relatives until they turn 21 after Gov. Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 12 Thursday, making the transition into adulthood less trying for the estimated 50 youths who age out of foster care every year in Shasta County.
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Starting in 2012, kindergartners will have to be 5 years old as of Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten, under a law signed this week.
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The Department of Fish and Game can no longer siphon revenues from hunters’ licenses and fees for things other than wildlife conservation or improving hunting opportunities.
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With starting quarterback Kody Corbell out with injury, backup quarterback Johnny Saephan marched the Falcons on a 13-play 98-yard drive late in the fourth quarter to edge Enterprise 27-22 on Friday.
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Redding residents may soon sign up online for city recreational programs — for a fee.
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The West Valley High School football team beats Red Bluff 28-6 on Friday.
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The Shasta College football team must travel to Quincy to take on Feather River at 2 p.m. today.
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Well, yes, but not nearly so many jobs were at stake in last year's ag-water reductions as has been widely reported, according to the very same economists who devised the first estimates. The Contra Costa Times' Mike Taugher reports: A...
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Because I am not much of a Facebook or Twitter type guy (I know relying on e-mail makes me a dinosaur—I might as well be writing letters. Do you remember letters?) so I need help from those of you who are more thoroughly socially networked. I need you to pass the word to your network—and ask them to pass the
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A Nov. 30 trial date was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a 20-year-old Redding man who claims he accidentally shot a Redding woman in the back while he was a passenger in her sport utility vehicle.
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Well that was quick. Less than six months ago, the Shasta County Arts Council hired a new executive director. Now intrepid South County tweeter Erin Friedman points to an announcement that it's hiring again: The Executive Director serves as the...
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Deuce560 guessed it right on the nose at 12:37 p.m. when he/she said it was at the El Dorado Mine at Whiskeytown NRA. To read the history on this house and who last lived there, you'll have to read tomorrow's...
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Here's how to deal with destructive gophers.
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"Gaia's Garden" is a book that encourages a more natural approach to yards.
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Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig talks about the importance of healthy soil.
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Rose hips don't get the attention that roses do, but they are both colorful and useful.
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Courtesy of Mercy Medical Center, Redding Sept. 1: Nicholas and Jessica Walters of Redding, a girl. Sept. 1: Wesley and Amanda Box of Redding, a boy. Sept. 1: Mathew and Nicole Woolery of Shasta Lake, a boy. Sept. 1: Jimmy Nguyen and Haley Fritz of Anderson, a boy. Sept. 1: Joshua Case and Cindy Morrow of Redding, a boy. Se
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What: The “Roses and Rust” Vintage Home & Garden Market When: Saturday (Oct 2), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: The Ponderosa Ridge Ranch Barn, 6147 Parkville Road, Anderson Join us this Weekend - 35 Vendors! Shabby Chic, Barn Chic, French Chic, Home Furnishings, Vintage Clothing, Jew
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Our Lady of Mercy - "Spiritual Hours" Thursdays 6:00 pm- 7:15 pm (Chapel) The "Spiritual Hours" are much more than a holy hour. These unique gatherings were inspired by Blessed Mothe
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Two cars have collided on Bechelli Lane near the Cypress Avenue intersection in central Redding.
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This is a beautiful set of photos....
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Realtor Skip Murphy has some fun with PhotoShop....
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Q. Do you think capital punishment is just? Why?/Why not? If yes, in which instances? As it is applied today as a Muslim I do not see it as just, when you see so many people who DNA has proven their innocence for which they were condemned to be executed. If a person is guilty beyond a shadow of doubt they shouldn’t be let
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Where was this house located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! All you have to do to win is correctly name where this house was once located. If you're the first person to correctly answer, you'll win a...
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Hi all, Today was a big day for Honey Bandit. He and Patches got to play in one of the bigger corrals with more open space. They ran and bucked and pushed each other and nuzzled each other and showed...
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They've been talking about building major solar-power installations in the SoCal desert for a few years now, but the hurdles have been many -- permitting, endangered tortoises, lack of power lines. Maybe it'll still be some time before they're built,...
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Just a little quick humor clip from right after the interview, Jack Vale (AKA The Pooter) is giving Johnny a Pooter for the first time... Tommy is holding the camera :) I can't figure out how to embed it here so yu'll have the click this link... VIDEO HERE
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Something worth putting on your calendar....
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This Harvest Fest will be Saturday at the Shasta College Farm. The Jim Dyar Band's playing. It's a fundraiser for the college's ag department (our local future farmers, etc.). The scoop: Harvest Fest Shasta College Farm Saturday, Oct. 2 1:00...
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In case you weren't aware, the federally seized Fannie Mae organization now
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An early-autumn heat wave that brought near-record temperatures to the north state this week is nearing the end of its run. Redding will see an afternoon high today around 97 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The average high in Redding on this date is 86 degrees. Winds will blow out of
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Finally, a place to buy alcoholic beverages in a big box chain style liquor store. BevMo! now joins the big buffet style restaurant EatMo! and large chain store marijuana collective SmokeMo! in our fair city. Welcome. Mo big box! It’s Really Redding.
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Here’s a house. It seems to have last sold in 1991 for $125K. It’s adjacent to a smaller, light industrial area in south Redding. But it looks nicely treed in the one marketing photo we are supplied. And you’ve seen it. Representing the interests of the bank/selle
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From a Journal blog and interactive map this morning titled "Which cities face biggest housing risk?": Financial advisers warn against spending more than 30% of a household's income on housing costs, as it can crimp other expenditures and savings... ...A...
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First, the Dude's first event at Capone's was pretty Dude-a-riffic. Talked to some really interesting people, answered a few questions and had a few of my own questions answered as well! Working on editing the footage to post a podcast, so bear with me. Also, I received some really good questions last week. I'm noticing mor
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Hell, why not? In a few short hours, I’ll be in the heart of the city.New York.To start a year’s sabbatical living, observing, writing.So, for your Video Friday, here are the songs of New York, or bands who are from New York:SinatraJay-Z, Alicia KeysPalom
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Redding’s problems are far from normalI beg to differ with your Sunday editorial that the salary survey completed by Shasta Voices shows Redding is “average” or “simply normal” as compared to other cities. It never ceases to amaze me as to how you weave your desires as to who is elected to City Council
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The Foothill High School football team continues to lead the 2010 Northern Section media prep football poll heading into its bye week.
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The Fishing Report — Oct. 1, 2010
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From the beginning, the call to arms was highly uncertain. On Dec. 1, 2009, commander in chief Barack Obama orders 30,000 more Americans into battle in Afghanistan. But in the very next sentence, he announces that an American withdrawal will begin after 18 months.
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On the one side, you’ve got a tiny and economically depressed old railroad town struggling to keep the lights on in a county with unemployment north of 15 percent.
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After dropping the first set, the Shasta High School volleyball team came back to beat visiting Chico in four 22-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-20 on Thursday
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Enterprise's Rockelle Sande shot a 38 for top individual honors, but Shasta scored a 258 to take first in the Eastern Athletic League match at Riverview Golf and Country Club on Thursday.
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National Park Service staff took comments from the public Thursday evening on a possible expansion of the Oak Bottom campground at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
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The Redding Christian High School volleyball team improved to 3-0 in the Tri-Cities League with a 25-13, 25-13, 25-22 sweep of host Hayfork on Thursday
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The prep sports season is a little over a month under way with the majority of teams entering league play this past week. That's been enough time to see who is emerging as standout athletes so far in the Northern Section.
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Six Shasta County high school students have been chosen as semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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Brady Dallen didn't know where to turn after he lost his longtime sawmill job in December 2008. A lifer in the mills, Dallen figured he'd retrain for another timber job. But his plans to go through lineman school didn't work out.
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In 1910: The Cottonwood Ladies Aid Society gave a tea at the home of Mrs. A. B. Gilliland afternoon. The meeting was presided over by Mrs. T. R. Laffoon. Musical selections were rendered by Mrs. Gilliland, little Bernice Rose and LaVern Ashbaugh. Dainty refreshments were served by the hostess.
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Central Valley began this year vowing to make the statement that it can compete with anybody.
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Multiple fire crews are responding tonight to a report of a vegetation fire on Cassel Fall River Road near Cassel.
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North state newcomers can be forgiven for wondering about the fuss some make over the region's infamous heat.
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A 19-year-old Redding man and his mother were arrested Thursday at a Creekside Drive home in South Redding that has long been described by police and prosecutors as a wild party house and hub of criminal activity.
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North state newcomers can be forgiven for wondering about the fuss some make over the region's infamous heat.
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National Park Service staff took comments from the public Thursday evening on a possible expansion of the Oak Bottom campground at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
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A Whitmore woman is considering appealing a recent decision by a Shasta County Superior Court judge that her lawsuit against the Sheriff's Office had no merit, her attorney said.
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October is National Adopt-A-Dog Month, and the Another Chance Animal Welfare League is discounting dog adoption fees.
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Haven Humane Society has a number of volunteer opportunities.
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Monster Truck races, Manton Apple Festival and pumpkin patches on tap this weekend.
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In 1850, the first Oak Bottom House was built by John Howell near the mouth of Boulder Creek in the settlement of Fortunate two miles west of Whiskeytown. It was named for the forest of oak trees it was located in. During that time, it was a popular stopping place for the pack trains going to and from Shasta.
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Emergency personnel were sent this evening to a reported all-terrain vehicle rollover on Loftus Road at Fig Tree Lane south of the Redding Municipal Airport.
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Red Bluff police are looking for suspects in connection with 26 separate burglaries, at least 12 of which may have committed by the same person.
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A 19-year-old Redding man and his mother were arrested today at a Creekside Drive home in south Redding that has long been described by police and prosecutors as a wild party house and hub of criminal activity.
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“Throw all the bums out. They are only concerned with protecting their own jobs and their party’s power, not with what’s best for the nation!” is a fair paraphrase of the sentiment many feel about congress as a whole. It embodies a certain amount of truth, and in other years I could well
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Yep, to the tune of billions of dollars over the coming decades, mine owner Ted Arman and his associate argue in this low-production-value YouTube video....
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We're not talking prize-winning tomatoes or giant squash. Here's the web site. Mark your calendars for the last days of October. "This is an 18 yrs of age and older event!!!" Click here if you want to enter the "Nor...
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Emergency personnel are responding this afternoon to West and Placer streets near downtown Redding for a report of an accident involving a woman in a wheelchair and a car.
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The Shasta County Coroner has identified the man who died Wednesday evening while driving a sedan that rolled about 100 feet over an embankment on Highway 299 about a mile east of Buckhorn Summit.
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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 2010 National Yo-Yo Contest in Chico.
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A Shasta Lake woman involved in a head-on wreck Wednesday evening on Airport Road may have been driving under the influence of alcohol.
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This is amazing -- and, yes, the sort of headline copy-editors live to write. Las Vegas hotel guests left with severe burns from 'death ray' caused by building's design Guests at a new hotel in Las Vegas have complained of...
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IGO – Sixty-five etched bricks honoring U.S. Navy submarines and their crews lost since 1900 when the Navy accepted its first submarine were laid Thursday at a concrete and marble memorial at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery.
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a warning to consumers regarding a foreclosure rescue scam designed to exploit financially struggling homeowners. The scam service offer promises to perform a forensic audit of your mortgage loan documents to determine if your lender complied with state and federal lending regula
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Three0part creation lecture series to be given in Redding, October 8, 9, and 10.
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The Wild Card Band brings Fresh New Live Music in Northern California...
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“Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down.”
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The California Department of Public Health has determined Banner Mountain alfalfa sprouts may be contaminated with Salmonella and is warning consumers not to eat them.
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Tommy was in San Fran yesterday videotaping an interview with Jack Vale and Johnny Knoxville for Johnny's new movie Jackass 3D. The photo below was just a quick shot as Johnny was talking about his new movie coming out (which you can see the trail
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So, CalPERS's spokesman was kind enough to send along the actuarial reports for Fairfield and Redding, which had, respectively, the lowest and highest pension costs according to the recently released Shasta Voices study -- this despite the fact that they...
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Authorities have arrested a documented gang member from Salinas wanted in connection with a strong-arm robbery in Redding this past June.
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In California, and certainly within the north state, fire is a visceral reality and natural process of our landscape. The subject of fire opens a wide range of possibilities for an artist. In a new exhibit at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, three dynamic Northern California artists explore a range of themes related to the top
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Blog reader Larry Snell sent me additional information on the underwater pine tree phenomenon at Manzanita and Reflection Lakes, the lakes referred to in yesterday's blog. The following is part of the information he sent me. It is printed here...
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1. 5th Annual Walk this Way at Turtle Bay 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Free family event. Healthy cooking demonstrations, health screenings, nutrition information, food samples, arts and crafts, games and activities for kids of all ages. Includes free admission to Turtle Bay. Call 242-3180 o
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Danny and Dianne Rabalais, owners of We Shoot Ya Photography and The Big Picture framing shop, are widely known in Tehama County for the fun they infuse into their photography and their knack for capturing joy. The two have a new exhibit of maternity and baby portraits at Tehama Women’s Health Specialists in Red Bluff.
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When her kids graduated from Foothill High School, Julie Umsted wasn’t sure what to do next. So she started bottling the barbecue sauce she’s been making for 30 years and sold it at the Redding Farmers’ Market. Next, she sold pulled pork sandwiches. “It just took off,” she recalled.
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A global festival touches down in Redding on Sunday to give fans of short films a chance to view 10 entries and vote for their favorite, and then see how their choices compare to votes cast in more than 200 theaters on six continents.
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That's the takeway of Stanford psychiatry professor Keith Humphreys in this very informative exchange with former San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara about Prop. 19. Humphreys' larger point -- a wise one -- is that we'll always have drug problems,...
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My brother, who had a significant battle with cancer last year, had a routine Doctor's visit and guess what? He found a New Lump in the Lymph Node. The physician 
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I wish there were more hours in the day, way too many photos to post and not enough time. Tom just got back from San Francisco last night. He videotaped an interview with Johnny Knoxville for his new movie, that was pretty cool, now off to shoot more seniors! Have you booked your session yet?? October is just about full, ch
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Dusted off the instruments and put up a new track. Reflecting on light surf I recorded on the NorthCoast. About 20 minutes of coastal ambience for meditation and study. I am going to try and load more of my music at a page in the right sidebar. Hope
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Columnist Dan Walters explains this bit of electoral geography here. Excerpt: Until the 1990s, Republicans seeking major office in California depended on what they called the "fishhook." The fishhook began with a reliably Republican stack of inland counties from Siskiyou...
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The northern Sacramento Valley will bake one more day as an early-autumn heat wave begins to ease. Afternoon temperatures in Redding today will peak around 101 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. That's well short of the record for the date of 106 degrees, set in 1966, but also well above the norm
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Commercial treats from childhood were so tasty; Ding-Dongs, Zingers, Hostess cupcakes, and Snowballs quickly come to mind as some of my childhood favorites. As kids, most of us did not have unlimited access to these goodies, and perhaps that is what made them so seemingly special. Today it seems like kids are eat
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This coming weekend is shaping up to be just about perfect. The weather forecast is ideal and the calendar is jammed with great events – including two of my favorites all year, the Manton Apple Festival and the Win-River 125 stock car race. The Manton
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Guitarist Bernie Baker is a featured artist with the band “Brazilectro,” performing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Old City Hall as part
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Stephen Colbert is no Elmo — which is why it was crazy for House Democrats to have him testify before a subcommittee last week about migrant labor.
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Rep. Wally Herger is still far more likely to denounce “environmental radicals” than to lead them on a ground-truthing mission in the backcountry of the Shasta-Trinity. But even if he’s no born-again tree hugger, the mess on California’s public lands caused by illegal marijuana growing is too big
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Hannah Dorman and Corissa Storms again tied for first on Wednesday’s Northern Athletic League cross country meet at West Valley High School.
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Man, this afternoon's debate between the Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and her punchy GOP challenger, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, is good stuff....
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A 78-year-old Redding man died Wednesday evening while driving a sedan that rolled about 100 feet over an embankment on Highway 299 about one mile east of Buckhorn Summit.
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With Thompson Field still under construction, the Wolves have not had an official home game yet. Instead of Shasta hosting Foothill on Wednesday for an Eastern Athletic League match, the Wolves traveled to Palo Cedro and came away with a 1-1 draw.
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A pristine waterfall on the Sacramento River near Dunsmuir used to be a little-known treasure, so remote and hard to find that visitors had to ask locals how to find the trail along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
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More than 170 community and business leaders gathered Wednesday at the Gaia Anderson Hotel Restaurant and Spa for the Anderson State of the City Luncheon.
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Counties may see a boost in revenue next year as a tax break for farm and ranch owners was singed into law Tuesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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At the start of this school year, the Shasta Union High School District began offering 10 new career technical education programs to replace those students were offered through the ROP, said Kyle Turner, the district's associate superintendent for instructional services.
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Four of every 10 homes sold in Shasta County in the second quarter of 2010 were in some stage of foreclosure.
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Pio Loco, a part of the Redding restaurant landscape for nearly a quarter century, has closed.
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation championed by a Redding family whose daughter died from alcohol poisoning.
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Hayfork's Fire Protection District is on its way to building a new fire hall after a five-year struggle to find funding.
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A state appellate court judge won't publish a ruling in the case of the former students and their families who sued the Shasta Union High School District over its drug testing policies.
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Jake Seigle said learning about the farm is fun. "I got to rope things and touch one of those llama-type things," said Jake, 9, a fourth-grader at Grant Elementary School in Redding.
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This has been a stressful week. Stress, thankfully, has become something of a stranger that I have not allowed to darken my doorstep in many, many months. The last time I consciously felt stressed out was February 10th of this year. That was the day that I left Redding for Denver, via California’s central valle
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BIG BEND - Firefighters were sent this evening to a posssible vegetation fire off Shotgun and Suimmit Creek roads near here, but no fire was found.
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Emergency personnel responded this evening to a major injury head-on traffic accident on Airport Road at Billy Jean Lane in Redding.
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I think burgers get a bad rap. Done right, a hamburger could be considered a health food.
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Do you think teen drinking is a "right' of passage? Think again. Underage drinking can result in both tragic consequences that make headlines and other destructive outcomes that don't -- including impaired brain development, higher rates of alcohol dependence, and increased risk of sexual assault. There are lots of places
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Flu vaccine is recommended for all Shasta County residents 6 months and older. Visit your health care provider or one of the many retail locations that offer the vaccine, including drugstores and grocery stores.
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Telephone solicitors for charitable causes have become a lot more savvy over the years. Even though you might have made a donation a number of years ago, the caller will make it seem like you give regularly year after year, and it would be a huge mistake to deny them another contribution.
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a local group is planning to create support Zumba style.
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St. Elizabeth Community Hospital will hold its annual Health Spree, Carnival of Care from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Tehama District Fair grounds in Red Bluff.
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In 1910: Southern Pacific surveyors were surveying near Pittville for a new line to run through Big Valley. They also were finishing a survey near Gas Point for the Eureka line to come down the middle fork of Cottonwood Creek.
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Redding's own Food Network stars Roland and Marsha Winbeckler will headline this weekend's BevMo! grand opening.
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BloodSource announced this week it needs O- and A- donors as well as all blood types. Shasta Blood Center needs AB- blood.
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One person died this evening while driving a sedan that rolled about 100 feet over an embankment on Highway 299 about one mile east of Buckhorn Summit.
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A state appellate court judge won’t publish a ruling in the case of the former students and their families who sued the Shasta Union High School District over its drug testing policies.
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Redding police issued today photographs of a man they believe robbed the North Valley Bank branch on Cypress Avenue last month. The photos can be viewed on the police department’s web site, www.reddingpolice.org.
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Interesting announcement this afternoon from the office of Sen. Barbara Boxer about the introduction (again) of a bill to create the Sacramento River National Recreation Area in "the Bend" north of Red Bluff. Apparently the bill is co-sponsored by Boxer...
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Need your own personal private Ponderosa? It’s not a misprint, it’s 192 acres. The house isn’t small either at 2857 sq ft. One teeny problem. It’s about 1/2 mile off the grid. Well maybe that’s not a problem at all, depending on your idea
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Redding firefighters are battling a vehicle fire on Shasta View Drive south of Hartnell Avenue.
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A 20-year-old Redding man accused of vehicular manslaughter in connection with the death of a 21-year-old Redding woman earlier this month gave up his right today in Shasta County Superior Court to have a preliminary hearing.
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A Napa man working on a Vancraft helicopter at Lake California was injured Sunday when the craft’s rotor hit him in the head.
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Pio Loco in downtown Redding is closed. Calls to the restaurant this afternoon are answered by a recorded message from owner Jeff Cerasaro, better known as “Chef Jeff”, who says the business is “moving on.”
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Jay Thompson of the Shasta Historical Society tells me the group will take custody of the iconic neon BUS signs at the now-vacant downtown Greyhound terminal. McHale Signs is taking them down and will store them, Thompson said....
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Click Here To View Virtual TourPowered by: ClassifiedFlyerAds.com Totally & tastefully renovated Anderson home, is ready for you to move-in. Wood floors, paint
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Click Here To View Virtual TourPowered by: ClassifiedFlyerAds.com Totally & tastefully renovated Anderson home, is ready for you to move-in. Wood floors, paint
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Even as he voted for the Turtle Bay hotel project yesterday (despite expressing deep skepticism two weeks ago), Commissioner Chris Young suggested the lack of secondary access would set an unfortunate precedent, with all manner of developers seeking a waiver...
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In discussing the Turtle Bay hotel's permit yesterday, Redding's Planning Commission yesterday discussed fire and emergency access at some length before ultimately agreeing to move forward -- for reasons the planners' report fairly covers . But one oddity leapt out...
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The Hill reports on the latest noise from the north state's congressman: A pair of top House Republicans went after the White House Tuesday over new rules that will lead to next year's extinction of some Medicare prescription drug plans....
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Crews have contained a five-acre fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest on a mountainside near the Highway 36/Highway 3 junction.
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Work is well underway on the special request for a wolf doll. I’ve been slowly feeling my way through this one. Here is my image: It’s from a music album. It’s pretty cool. The assembled wolf parts look pretty flat, as if the wolf had been run over but soon he will have personality. He [...]
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...in response to the surge in break-ins of cars and homes. The program's not what it used to be before all the layoffs at the Redding Police Department. Response I got from Michael Thomas of the RPD. (Note last...
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Hi, Was a wonderful day for Honey Bandit. He is coming back to life with a vengeance, and Lord help anyone in his way. We started the day doing a little bit of "feet work". Just lifting his hooves for...
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The following is from a great little book titled History & Business Directory - Shasta County, 1881: "The history of Shasta County would not be complete without the notice of the natural curiosities situated in the southeastern portion of the...
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I was searching Google for Vintner’s Cellar phone number when I saw something unusual on the screen. My car. Apparently I was parked across the street on Placer when the Google Street View camera vehicle came by. If you search 1510 Placer Street and zoom in to street view, you’ll see it too. It&#
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An early-autumn heat wave baking much of California will continue today, bringing more triple-digit heat this afternoon. Temperatures in Redding will peak at 102 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. That's well short of the record for the date of 107 degrees, but also substantially warmer than toda
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What: Party in Pink Zumbathon benefiting Susan G. Komen for a Cure When: Oct 2, 10 a.m. to noon Where: Shasta High School Harlan Carter Gym Cost: $10, all proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Please Join Us! Saturday October 2nd 10am-Noon. We are going to Zumba for a Cure! We are
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What: Redding Mountain Biking Club and Redding’s Bureau Of Land Management hosting Take A Kid Mountain Biking day When: Sunday (Oct. 3), 9 a.m. Where: Swasey Recreation Area The Redding Mountain Biking Club, in association with Redding’s Bureau Of Land Management, is hosting the f
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What: Inspirational Author to Share Stories of Sudan When: Thursday (Sept. 30), 7 p.m. Where: Red Bluff’s Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 2355 Monroe Street Author and co-founder of Mercy Beyond Borders, Marilyn Lacey, RSM, will discuss her work in southern Sudan. Lacey, a Sister of Mercy with a quic
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What: Artist’s Reception for W.R. “Woody” Thomson When: Friday (Oct 1), 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut Street W.R. “Woody” Thomson opens an art exhibit with a sense of humor, as well as a carefully defined style, with his “Woodcut
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What: The first Shasta County Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) workshop When: Saturday (Oct. 2), 9 a.m. Where: North Cottonwood School Gym, 19920 Gas Point Road, Cottonwood, CA 96022 Please RSVP to Jamie Weil at jamie@jamieweil.net FREE for SCBWI member
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What: Dave Short’s Jazz at Old City Hall presents Brazilectro! When: Sunday (Oct. 3), 7 p.m. Where: Old City Hall Tickets are $10 at Bernie’s Guitar Vocalist Noel Ross and saxophonist Dave Short team up to perform bossa nova music in the style of the Gilberto/Getz era, but
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Dear Lynne: We're making small updates in our kitchen, but we're stalled because of a debate about the backsplash, especially behind the stove. We are not neat cooks. In fact, we joke that we should just hose down the kitchen after dinner. What is the best backsplash material? Ken and Billy in Knoxville Dear Ken
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How’s this for a neat rhetorical trick?
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Random thoughts on the passing scene:
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The Enterprise High School volleyball team beat Foothill in four sets at home on Tuesday.
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Liberty Christian fell to Redding Christian in four sets 25-12, 22-25, 25-10, 25-11 at the Lions Den in Palo Cedro on Tuesday.
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The Shasta Wolves have stepped up their offensive production to a record-setting pace the past three weeks.
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Bre Mackie had 18 kills and seven aces as the Central Valley High School volleyball team swept past visiting Orland 25-8, 25-23, 25-16 on Tuesday.
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Village Delicatessen in downtown Redding will celebrate its grand opening Monday.
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In 1910: John Whitmore, the veteran schoolteacher, fell from Terry’s flume a short distance below Ingot and was probably fatally hurt. He dropped 20 feet and fell upon the rocks in the creek bed.
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Burney’s public library and Chamber of Commerce each will receive a portion of the Hatchet Ridge Wind Project payment if they can raise enough money to help pay for their projects, Shasta County supervisors decided Tuesday.
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RED BLUFF — One-hundred and twenty-five pounds of expired, unwanted and unused medications were dropped off Saturday at the Red Bluff Community Center during a nationwide Take-Back Initiative Day, a spokesman for the Red Bluff Police Department said.
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Door-to-door magazine and book sellers posing as local students have been canvassing neighborhoods all over Redding in the past month.
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California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials were mum Tuesday about the cause of a 16-acre fire that briefly threatened a home Monday afternoon in Oak Run.
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Traffic can now roll down from Hilltop and Dana drives onto Highway 44 to head west into downtown Redding.
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My better half, who'd generally leaned toward Jerry Brown, listened to the debate tonight between the toddlers' screams, and came away much more impressed by Meg Whitman. Of Brown, she said, "He came across as kind of a good old...
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The Redding Planning Commission voted today 5-1 in favor of passing Turtle Bay’s plan for a 130-room hotel to the City Council for a final decision. The concerns
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Redding planners on Tuesday approved plans for a 130-room hotel and 80-seat restaurant at Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies have this evening detained two people - a man and a woman - who may have been involved in robbing marijuana from an unidentified person at gunpoint.
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While you can find butternut squash throughout the year at grocery stores, this is the time of year when the winter squash starts to show up at area farmers markets and roadside stands.
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Traffic is now rolling down from Hilltop and Dana Drives onto Highway 44, headed west into downtown Redding.
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David Frum says something very interesting: Today, while the best informed 5% of the population know more about the world than any previous information elite, the least-informed 1/3 of the population almost certainly know less. Y'all think that's true?...
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Three years ago, about the time the real estate market started tanking, I reported on the budding practice of home auctions in Shasta County. These free-for-falls, often staged in the driveway of the home amid a circus atmosphere, would draw dozens of onlookers but often few bids. Seems this quick-draw ap
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So many Catholics are hungry for good liturgical music. They have been exposed to "Feel Good" music but are really wanting to be nourished with liturgical music that will draw them in to the m
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It seems liberals believe in Objective Truth and Morality when it comes to smoking or trans-fat or the environment, but not when it comes to what REALLY counts. Ever wonder why?
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We have our share of Payday Loan businesses in town. Perhaps more than our share. Obviously, these businesses fill a need a for short term, small amount loans. Of course, the folks using these service pay a high price. P
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Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 23rd. This is sure to be a great event. It will be full of historical information on our early pioneers, educational, interesting, and lots of fun. And maybe best of all in these hard...
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But that's one diarist's take on the liberal website DailyKos. I would be the last person on Earth to question someone's mental stability, especially someone of Mr. Herger's importance. But I can't help but wonder if Congressman Herger is showing...
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Interesting exchange from Carl Bott's show yesterday between the host and the City Council candidate who's considered one of the main friends of labor. Except for matters of tone, she pretty well agrees with Rick Bosetti and Pat Jones on...
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Three-quarters of a harvest moon, yellowish-orange and brilliant, hangs over the night, illuminating it.I’m up on the roof, in the shadow of the adjacent building, taking it all in. It’s quiet – the bar across the street is closed for renovations – and I’m trying to make sense of it all.Knowing that I
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On his campaign web site, Murray claims that he could get the city and county to come together on a tax-sharing agreement, boasting that he has 30 years of negotiating skills. Murray wants this to happen so that future development...
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In 1850, the first Oak Bottom House was built by John Howell near the mouth of Boulder Creek in the settlement of Fortunate located two miles west of Whiskeytown. It was named for, of course, the forest of oak trees...
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Hi ya'll, Back from a rather long day in the 100+ temps in lovely downtown Redding today. First of all I got to load Honey Bandit in the trailer by myself. May not sound like a big deal, but the...
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From an Orange County Register article headlined "Special unit goes after DUI murders." Excerpt: The authority to prosecute such horrific crashes as murder has its roots in a 1979 Shasta County wreck. A guy named Robert Watson drank beer all...
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Unaware that anything had occurred, I began to receive e-mails from a few friends stating that they were pretty sure that my e-mail address book was hacked. They stated that they had received an e-mail, apparently from
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An early-autumn heat wave will continue bringing triple digit afternoon max temperatures to the far northern Sacramento Valley today and Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicts a high of 101 degrees today in Redding. That's just two degrees short of the record for the date, set in 1966. Winds wil
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What: Shasta College Harvest Fest, a fundraiser/showcase for the Ag, Horticulture and Natural Resource department When: Saturday (Oct 2); Bids, Bites & Brews at 6 p.m., Tours & Regional Draft Horse Plow-Off from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Shasta College Farm, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding
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What: Public Meeting on September 30th to Discuss the Proposed Expansion and Redesign of the Oak Bottom Campground When: Thursday (Sept. 30), 6:30 p.m. Where: Community Room of Redding City Hall at 777 Cypress Avenue A public scoping meeting will be held on September 30, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. to assist the National Park Serv
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Fall isn’t only for football. It’s also quite possibly the best time of the year for running and cycling, especially once enough rain has fallen to moisten the trails and to wash the grime and goatheads off the roads. We have loads of good events in the fall, too. Have at ’em: • October 2,
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After a visit to the Tsar Nicoulai caviar farm in Idaho’s Magic Valley, “Two Guys in a Minivan” headed north, en route to Boise. Here’s the next installment of reporter Adam Mankoski’s road
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Two arrested in shooting, attempted robbery
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From now until Election Day, you can count on messages from opponents of Proposition 25 to tell you over and over that this ballot initiative is something far more pernicious than what it says it is.
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Bald eagles. River otters. Chinook salmon. Six-lane freeway. Which one is different and does not belong?
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The Anderson High School baseball team will be hosting a pitching/catching clinic on Sunday for players ages 10 through 18.
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A new Highway 44 median between the Sacramento River and downtown Redding will host a couple dozen salmon, a trio of turtles and a pair of eagles — all gleaming sculpted stainless steel.
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A 40-year-old Redding man was sentenced Monday in Shasta County Superior Court to 25 years to life in prison for murdering a Redding woman more than 22 years ago.
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A new Highway 44 median between the Sacramento River and downtown Redding will host a couple dozen salmon, a trio of turtles and a pair of eagles — all gleaming sculpted stainless steel.
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The first Starbucks to open in Redding is undergoing a face-lift.
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In 1910: James Montgomery announced his candidacy for Shasta County sheriff.
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A 16-acre vegetation fire in Oak Run that threatened homes was contained at 8:20 p.m. Monday.
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After a year-over-year jump of nearly 18 percent in residential and vehicle burglaries in Redding during the first half of 2010, the number of neighborhood crimes slowed significantly in July and August.
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Shasta Regional Medical Center’s legal battle with one of California’s largest insurers may be close to over, and the hospital’s marketing department is making a last-ditch push to urge patients to put pressure on Anthem Blue Cross.
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Oak Bottom Campground is due for an overhaul, say officials at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
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Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the Shelby Lyn Allen wrongful-death case.
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Dear Lord, thank you for all the patience you bestowed upon me today. These are the things I did not say, when I had the chance:To the lady at Trader Joe’s who looked at me, then in my cart, and spying a chocolate bar, said: “Dear, do you really think you should be eating that in your condition?”
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A tea partier from Temecula weighs in on the Redding City Council race with this YouTube video in support of Gary Cadd. It's a riff on the famous "Morning in America" ad that Ronald Reagan used in 1984. It was...
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The best-laid plans sometimes go awry, and they did this time: we had planned to walk in to Neil Young's "The Emperor of Wyoming" and have the recessional to Dave Alvin's "Marie Marie," but somehow we screwed up and the speaker to the yard wasn't switched on. Silence.Oh, well.That
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The box was battered from shipment, a name and address I didn't recognize. I opened it with caution to find a note from a reader in Alabama, a man I've not met, but won't soon forget.
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Call me crazy, but I fail to see how it will make much of a difference whether the state revokes chronic drunk drivers' licenses for three years or 10 years, as a newly signed law will allow. By definition, these...
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COTTONWOOD -- Fire crews contained a vegetation fire burning this afternoon near Savage and Long Branch drives to about five acres.
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A 40-year-old Redding man was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to 25 years to life in prison for murdering a Redding woman more than 22 years ago.
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A 16-acre vegetation fire in Oak Run that threatened homes was contained at 8:20 p.m. Monday.
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No, not from Jim Dyar or Merle. From a subsidiary of Redding's global conglomerate (rhymes with Ethel).... As reported by the UK-based web site CrossRhythms: THE EAGERLY awaited new album by the groundbreaking worship movement from Redding, California, Jesus Culture,...
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Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the Shelby Lyn Allen wrongful death case.
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One of the recurring themes I hear from Redding's police and fire unions, in particular, is that the City Council has shown its off-the-wall priorities by overhauling the Oasis Road interchange and building the second Stillwater bridge even as they've...
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Redding police and California Highway Patrol officers arrested a 21-year-old Shingletown motorcyclist at a busy Redding shopping center today after he allegedly led officers on a 90 mph chase.
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Brett Arends of the Wall Street Journal explains why buying a home today is a good idea. As many of you know, Time Magazine came out with a pretty negative article over a week ago questioning the value of homeownership. Many Bloggers, Journalists and Realtors (including the N.A.R.) came out swinging with incredible respo
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The north state is a good place to grow onions, but strategies vary with this garden crop.
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Shasta College & UC Master Gardeners address lack of tomatoes in backyard gardens.
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Franklin's bumblebee hasn't been seen since 2006. It might be extinct, but a University of California bumblee expert hopes the native pollinator is still out there.
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Upcoming events include a harvest celebration, koi auction, floral design luncheon and plant division class.
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The Chronicle's non-endorsement of Sen. Barbara Boxer carries some sting: [W]e believe Californians deserve more than a usually correct vote on issues they care about. They deserve a senator who is accessible, effective and willing and able to reach across...
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On our way to work this morning, what do we see?...
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That was the question I received yesterday from a reader (who doesn't like to leave comments). For me it's easy because I can see where they were without having to look on a map. To help you find those places,...
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Who is nibbling the mushrooms? Is this why the squirrels behave so strangely some times? I noticed the first fat head this weekend. A white dome. This morning there were half a dozen. I like mushrooms. I think they are attractive and a bit mysterious. I should buy a book of  mushrooms and demystify them [...]
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I often think about our society and our culture, and I am left with a feeling that we are missing the mark. Yes - there are wonderful and exceptional people in this world, and many even in our small comm
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Tehama County sheriff’s deputies arrested two Ukiah men early Saturday morning after finding 23 pounds of marijuana in the bed of their pickup.
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Three people attacked a Redding man early this morning, leaving him unconscious and bloody in a car port.
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This graphic seems like rubbernecking at the scene of an accident. The WSJ published a timeline-map of the 239 bank failures since 2008, using the visual power of GoogleMaps. Watching, I suppose it could have been worse. But if it had, it would  have probably been quicker. Click on image to view.
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An early-autumn heat wave will bring near-record high temperatures to the far northern Sacramento Valley this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures in Redding will peak at 104 degrees today. That's just one degree short of the record for the date, set in 1965. The average high tempera
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Santa Clarita isn't in a budget crunch yet it's hired a private company to run its library, angering union employees and some patrons. The New York Times reports here. From the end of the piece: "...in other places, opposition has...
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What: Come to the Downtown Redding Oktoberfest When: Saturday (Oct. 2), 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Downtown Redding, at the north end of the Market Street Promenade, at Market and Tehama streets Cost: $30 Enjoy an authentic German bratwurst dinner. Dinner is sit-down and served from 5:30 to 7
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Friday, Oct. 1 is the deadline for submitting your entry form for the next Pecha Kucha Night in Redding, which takes place Friday, October 15 at 7 p.m. in The Atrium at South End of Market Street Promenade (Placer Street) in Downtown Redding. Pecha Kucha (a Japanese word, pronounced: peh-cha
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park would like to thank all of the talented local photographers who submitted hundreds of amazing photographs of our unique North State setting, making Find Your Walden in Redding a huge success. Final judging was conducted by nationally recognized photographer Scot Miller as part
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What: Walk This Way at Turtle Bay - An Annual Healthy Shasta Celebration When: Saturday (Oct 2), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Turtle Bay REDDING, CA - Healthy Shasta is proud to present the 5th Annual Walk This Way at Turtle Bay celebration!  Choose healthy and join us Saturday, Octobe
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What: The Shasta Coalition of African/Black Americans for Community Health, Education and Empowerment – SCOACHE — invites you to view a video presentation of the 8th Annual African American Graduation and Homecoming Celebration When: Sep 29, 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Shasta Public Library - 11
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Starting this week, motorists who have just gorged on a Double-Double and chocolate shake should be able to exit the In-n-Out Burger parking lot on Dana Drive with ease. The improved access to burgers is only one upshot of the Dana to Downtown Redding project, for which a ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled at 2 p.m. Tu
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What: From Paul Rideout to Palul: A retrospective of 40 years in clay Reception: October 1, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Exhibit runs Oct. 1 to 29. Where: Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut St., Red Bluff, CA More Info: www.RedBluffArtGallery.com, 530-529-
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What: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women perform in a benefit concert for Redding School District’s music program and public television station KIXE. When: Wednesday (Sept. 29), 7:30 p.m.
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Sunday’s Redding City Council hopefuls at the candidates forum at the Redding Library, left to right: Gary Cadd, Sou Saechao, Ken Murray, Francie Sullivan, Don K
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It’s news as warming and satisfying as a hot bowl of chowder.
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Three great rivers feed Lake Shasta — the Sacramento, the Pit and the McCloud. The Sacramento River contributes high spring flows, but little summer runoff. The Pit River has the longest drainage from the California-Nevada border in the Warner Wilderness, but its flows are depleted by irrigation throughout the Big
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting tonight that injured a man who was in his vehicle on Lassen Avenue in the Olinda area.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies have arrested two men in connection with a shooting and attempted robbery Sunday night on Lassen Avenue in the Olinda area.
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Mixed martial arts fighters for Team Quest and Redding Submission Fighting earned wins at the Rogue Warrior Cage Fights held Saturday at Win-River Casino.
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As the temperature hovered near the 100-degree mark Sunday, it also started heating up inside a meeting room at the Redding Library.
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A 25-year-old Shasta County man was in jail Sunday in lieu of $100,000 bail after he was shot Saturday night during a dispute over marijuana and owed money, Shasta County sheriff’s investigators said.
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RED BLUFF — The Tehama County Search and Rescue team on Sunday found a woman who had called 911 saying she was in a dry creek bed and had lost her way.
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Today in History: Sept. 27, 2010
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The 21st annual Ducky Derby made another big splash on Sunday in Redding.
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RED BLUFF — The Tehama County Search and Rescue team today found a woman who had called 911 saying she was in a dry creek bed and had lost her way.
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Dear Straight Talk: I counsel teens on college and career choices and have been learning about "hook up" culture. I'm concerned that sexual activity, starting with girls as young as 11, does not include relationship. To be sexual today, kids don't even need to exchange names.
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A fire did extensive damage to a kitchen inside a residence this afternoon at 690 West St. in Redding.
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We had a great Parish Festival today. I think we sold a thousand tickets.
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ANDERSON - Emergency crews are being sent this afternoon to a reported tractor-trailer rollover on Factory Outlets Drive and Deschutes Road.
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Wow, this garish headline today at the Huffington Post caught my eye. I suppose that's what blaring headlines are supposed to do. Did they really just now notice that we are having a slew of Short Sales? I clicked on their headline, but it simply linked to the Washington Post. So now, my link (below) to their link goes t
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Well it is 9 PM on Saturday night and I just got off the phone with the vet. Honey Bandit had a very good day, with the exception of some tummy issues. He now has a full blown case of...
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Caught up with my neighbors across the street, whose home was burglarized sometime early Wednesday morning while they were away. The inventory of items lost was revealing. Two wall-mounted flat-screen TVs (predictable), remotes, a toaster (left the coffee pot and...
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We got wedding'd!
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Because only one mule lived in this as yet unnamed gold mining settlement in its beginning days, it became known as One Mule Town. Later it was changed to Muletown. It was a very prosperous 1849 gold mining settlement once...
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It’s going to feel like summer this week in Redding, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Although it’s fall, summer-like temperatures are expected to keep the north state unseasonably hot most of this week with today’s high in Redding expected to be near 95 degrees. Monday’s high temp
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Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer an
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Surely the business groups that paid for a study of city pay hoped it would find a nail sticking out that they could hammer on — not just for political purposes, but to tighten the city’s creaky finances. No such luck.
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I’ve talked a lot about how you may read your news in the future. But how will you watch it?
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Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman have the same problem when it comes to offering solutions to California’s budget crisis: His name is Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Early fall marks the beginning of the smelliest, slimiest work a person might imagine. Yet many of us who participate in the activity appreciate the honor to be part of a tradition spanning millenniums. Though ocean salmon no longer navigate through the present-day city of Mount Shasta nor up the base of that sacred moun
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With the current economy and budget cuts, school fundraisers are fundamental -- a lifeline keeping important activities afloat. Candy, gift-wrapping and magazine subscriptions are the top fundraising choices. Yet there are eco-friendly and creative choices that can help support schools.
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In the dark of a recent night, something pooped on my front porch. The evidence looked not unlike the last will and testament of a raspberry sundae.
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Kandra McPhail and Phillip Oppenheim, both of Silverdale, Wash., were married Aug. 15 at a ceremony at the Gaia Hotel in Anderson. Eric Johnson officiated.
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We have been out of the birthday party loop for the past couple of years. Our three kids' birthdays fall within a two-week span every fall due to terrible planning and a lack of planning. It makes for a crazy season each year.
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Our grandmas and moms hung their wash out in the sun on an outdoor line, while the next-door neighbor, Irene, did the same. With clothespins in hand they talked between the towels, catching up on handy hints, new recipes and juicy gossip.
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Spain. Mention Spain, and the mind goes to dusty villages, thriving metropolises, magnificent Roman ruins, medieval churches, Moorish palaces and whimsical modern architecture. Surrealistic art mingles with Arab arches and rococo swirls. And, of course, the food -- paella, tortilla, vino, cafe con leche, almendras, aceitun
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A Dec. 3 wedding is planned for Kimberly Stayer and Randy Deese, both of Cottonwood, at the Anderson Cottonwood Neighborhood Church in Anderson.
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Estaline Watkins of Redding celebrated her 100th birthday on Sept. 23 with a dinner banquet at River Oaks Retirement Community.
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Ray and Frances Lobaugh of Red Bluff celebrated their 60th anniversary with a celebration at North Valley Baptist Church of Red Bluff on Aug. 29.
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The Shasta College football team fell to visiting Mendocino 48-45 at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
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The Wolves may have opened some eyes with their demolition of the Cardinals.
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The Shasta College Knights were 1-1 in soccer matches played at Mendocino College.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies detained two suspects tonight at a residence in the Centerville area in response to a reported shooting.
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A 25-year-old Shasta County man is in jail today in lieu of $100,000 bail after he was shot Saturday night during a dispute over marijuana and owed money, Shasta County sheriff's investigators said this morning.
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Dear Babe: I have some old baseball cards with players from the 1913-1940 era including Babe Ruth (No. 145). The cards are black and white and mostly portraits. I never got the chance to complete the set. Where can I get more cards like these? Rodney Scott, Adelanto.
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Rock N’ Roll Hockey and Skating: This class is for children 4 and up to learn basic skating skills: forward skating, turning and stopping. Games and drills are used to emphasize safety with a side of fun. Safety equipment will be required along with water. Classes begin Sept. 29 at the Roller Hockey Rink in Enterprise Pa
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I am not certain how far back steelhead fishing became popular. But around the early 1900s, most attention was focused on salmon, as they were abundant. Fishing tackle then was not anywhere like we enjoy today.
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We should clear the air of one item right away: The BIOM A shoes from ECCO, a Danish company known for its high-end footwear, cost an astounding $220. The shoes, an esoteric design created in collaboration with a professional triathlete, are among the most pricey running shoes ever made.
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Q: Can you hunt feral pigs (aka wild hogs) from a stand over bait if it is on a completely enclosed, high fence, licensed game ranch? I was offered such a hunt, and the landowner said I wouldn’t even need pig tags.
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The cooler days of fall offer ideal hiking weather, a chance to savor the changing colors of the season without breaking a sweat. The following sample of hikes in our region offers a variety of attractions: a towering ash tree near the Sacramento River ablaze with brilliant orange leaves, grape vines cascading down from th
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In athletics, talent doesn’t necessarily equal success.
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About 2 million tons of calamari are caught each year to produce calamari rings and fillets for food markets around the world. Almost 200,000 tons of that go unused and are either thrown away or used for animal feed, according to CardioTabs, a company that is turning this massive waste into something healthy and beneficial
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I have bad credit and I am currently trying to rebuild and re-establish it. I have the money to pay off my bad debt, but I’m not sure if I should or need to. My debt is not loans or credit cards; it’s cell phone providers, medical bills and my gym. Basically what I was hoping you can help clear up for me is that in my
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Redding planners Tuesday will recommend approval for a hotel and restaurant at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, saying the building would not generate enough traffic to warrant requirements for a second way in and out of the Convention Center cul-de-sac.
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Dogs ruled Saturday. Pawsibilities Unleashed! at Anderson River Park demonstrated to owners some fun ways to stay active with their dogs.
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Red Bluff police were looking for a 64-year-old woman who’s been missing since she left the Shady Oaks Rest Home Saturday morning.
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Last week’s column about The Shack probably reinforced Linda Morris’ hunch: Those plans to move her Dandelion clothes boutique to the former restaurant building will have to be altered.
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My wife and I were exploring a home and garden show in Tacoma when my cell rang. The caller introduced himself as an attorney from the San Francisco Bay area who represented my great-uncle’s estate.
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Q: Hello. I just got done reading “Cop Talk” posted online Sept. 11 and I have a question for you. Do you really have to have a pair of gloves in the glove compartment? Can you seriously be ticketed for this? Or, was that just a funny, closing comment on an otherwise serious sentence?
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Business Spotlight: Bryant Jaquez / Genius Business
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Today in History: Sept. 26, 2010
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Spending plans for the $1 million Community Benefit Agreement that resulted from the construction of Burney’s Hatchet Ridge Wind Project may be determined at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.
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Union negotiations between the Shasta College faculty and administration reached a breaking point last week as the faculty association filed an unfair labor practice claim.
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Here is a westside luxury home worthy of the label. We see a lot of homes in our line of work (do we ever!). Some homes just feel right. Call it feng shui, whatever. Some homes just have it, whatever it is, and others never will. This bank owned home on Valparaiso is in one of th
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The southbound lanes of Parkview Avenue at South Market Street are blocked this afternoon after a U-Haul truck crashed into a utility pole in Redding.
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Red Bluff police are looking for a 64-year-old woman who’s been missing since she left the Shady Oaks Rest Home early this morning.
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It is now officially Autumn and the length of our days diminishes a little with each circle of the planet. In the edible garden, harvesting has gone on for some time as spring crops moved over for summer crops and - lucky for us he
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Well, I hate to tell you the bad news but I can't find the paper I need with the history of the Glory Hole. I have a good reason though - honest. I am right in the middle of remodeling...
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The calendar says autumn, but the temperatures over the next few days are going to feel like summer.
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Perhaps better described as inexpensive thrills, tonight the Redding Dragstrip features Clash of the Imports and Musclecar Mania. Just $5 to get in, and $10 to race your street legal ride. The t
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HI, the cars are flying by as usual in front of our little place. I can hear Honey Bandit chomping on his food. That boy can eat. He likes it when I "hide" his foal lac pellets under his hay....
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This writer is now feeling very confident that this corrupt system will soon fall in Shasta County, surely it will be with a whimper, but too those who have suffered under this tyranny so long, it will seem like a bang . The turnout at the "CPPA" meeting on Thursday the 23rd of September was astounding, the calls, emails an
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IGO — Construction of a 2,400-square-foot chapel-like building at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery here is well under way, but a fundraiser is planned for next month in Redding to ensure it’s completed before the cold and drenching rains arrive.
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The Anderson Cubs kept it close until late in the third quarter but the Foothill Cougars had too many offensive weapons and pulled out a 44-17 win at Bob Reid Stadium on Friday.
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Question: Does your faith tradition include a holy book? Who wrote it and when? What is it’s primary purpose? If it’s the Bible, which version do you use and why? Wisdom is everywhere, inspired by the kindness of God. While our faith family centers its reflection and direction around the Jewish and Christian scriptures,
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Is this where it’s heading in Redding — high fences or concrete walls topped with razor wire or broken glass to protect our homes and businesses from thieves, like you see in developing countries or the Third World?
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Homeowners lucky enough to have a job and some equity left can get a sweet deal these days by refinancing their mortgages at record-low interest rates to cut their payments — at least, if they can find a bank that’s actually lending. And the trick that works for the suburban tract house can also work for the
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The Shasta High School football team scored on its first nine possessions en route to demolishing host Corning 63-7 on Friday.
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One thing both teams have in common is an ongoing quarterback debate that should continue when the Shasta College football team hosts Mendocino at 7 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium
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The Shasta College football team is 0-2 after getting blitzed by the passing attacks of both Diablo Valley and Santa Rosa. Today, Mendocino and its own impressive aerial display arrives for a 7 p.m. game at Memorial Stadium.
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The Red Bluff High School girls varsity volleyball team won one contest Friday and lost another one at its tournament. Red Bluff beat Corning 25-23, 25-12, then lost to Lassen 22-25, 20-25.
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The Anderson Cubs kept it close until late in the third quarter but the Foothill Cougars had too many offensive weapons and pulled out a 44-17 win at Bob Reid Stadium on Friday.
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With the addition of four theaters, including one with Extreme Digital projection with a wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor screen, Movies 10 is now Cinemark Redding 14.
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Redding resident Carol Montgomery (left) talks with a friend while Sara Mattos, also of Redding, lights a marijuana pipe in the Redding Convention Center parking lot before the Cheech and Chong comedy show Friday night. “It’s Cheech and Chong; you have to take a hit before the show,” Montgomery said. Mattos said she
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Prescribed fires are planned for woods on the Klamath National Forest between now and the end of the year.
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Today in History: Sept. 25, 2010
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Firefighters Friday afternoon quickly contained a garage fire off Old Oregon Trail just north of Redding.
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Q: Hi Monty: While driving south on I-5 the other day I noticed the truck weigh stations just south of Cottonwood. On the southbound side, the station is a kiosk-size building with a portable restroom and scale. On the northbound side is an enormous complex that must have cost millions of dollars to construct.
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Halftime scores tonight:
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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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