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November 4th, 2010

Loomis Corners is at the intersection of Old Oregon Trail and Old Alturas Road, Redding.
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Several events are scheduled for this weekend.
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To the guy who said I was "overly sensitive" and was miffed because I deleted his comment: To paraphrase Garrison Keillor, the person who steps in the dog shit gets to decide how they feel about it. Telling someone else they are over-sensitive is the m.o. of the abuser, putting the onus on the person who was
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I don't exactly see many signs that Redding's economy is rebounding, but here are two factoids that caught my eye today. No. 1, from Bill Fulton: Out of all the local sales tax declines since 2005, 40 percent are due...
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After the disastrous mid-terms for the Dems, one of the big questions everyone seems to be asking is, “Does Obama get it?” That was essentially the main question asked by reporters at Obama’s first p
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David Gallo, the Chico State economist known around the north state for his economic projections, put out a study -- on behalf of CalTrout -- in October that touted the economic benefits to Siskiyou and other affected counties of the...
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Evidently, you don’t need me to remind you that the Dana to Downtown bike path has reopened. Caltrans’ conducted a grand opening for the bike path alongside Highway 44 in Redding in late September, then promptly closed the bike path so contractors could finish it. That was awkward. But the 12-foot-wid
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If commenter "Minnerva," below, in any way represents the mood of the rank and file...well, Bette Davis said it best (above) in "All About Eve." "Stomp your feet, have your tantrums, threaten all you want. City Employees are in...
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1. M*A*S*H 7 p.m. today through Saturday at McLaughlin Auditorium, Sequoia Middle School, Redding. Based on the book by Richard Hooker and adapted by Tim Kelly. Tickets are $12 to $15; available at the Cascade Theatre box office or online at www.cascadetheatre.org. Hosted b
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From the SJMerc: Support for police officers and firefighters once seemed boundless to a nation wounded by 9/11. But on Tuesday, voters throughout California declared there is a limit to their loyalty. In a stinging revolt against six-figure public safety...
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John Stewart started creating art when he was 5. He remembers doing a scrolling ornament in pencil. Next it was horses, faces and figures.His parents were very supportive and bought Stewart lots of drawing books by Walter E. Foster and Andrew Loomis. This month, Stewart mounts an exhibition that’s a far cry from his first
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From an opinion piece on JPR's plans to renovate a second theater in Medford: In 2004, the (JPR) foundation reopened the Cascade Theatre in Redding after spending millions to renovate it. The theater has been a big hit in that...
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I'm not totally surprised that Proposition 23 failed. Californians --- liberal Californians especially -- like their environment. But I am surprised by the margin and by the utter failure of the argument that now -- in this economy -- is...
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The driver of the truck that overturned Wednesday and spilled at least 40 gallons of gasoline was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, said Officer Tim Larios with the California Highway Patrol.
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It may be the best burger in Redding. Without a doubt, it’s the freshest and healthiest.
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Tim Herdt of the Ventura County Star parses the numbers and shows just how truly disastrous Meg Whitman's bid for governor turned out to be: How disastrous was it? Consider these two sets of numbers: $195,000 and 35 percent; $180...
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Nobody knows Italian like Gironda’s. In 2002, Penny and James “Jimmy G” Gironda opened Gironda’s Italian restaurant and, having spanned the better part of the decade, the restaurant has been successful. Despite the authentic Chicago-style menu, the place called for something a little more, which is why the couple de
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Just in time for the holiday season, tickets for the Broadway in Redding series will go on sale at 9 a.m. Nov. 12. The series is presented by U.S. Bank, and all shows are staged at the Redding Convention Center.
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Because the ballot directed voters to "vote for 3" candidates in the Redding City Council race, the results are more than a little confusing to interpret, as reflected in some of the discussion in comments on this story. The winner...
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A Redding teen is dead after his brother accidentally shot him Thursday, police said.
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Running errands, a legitimate reason to be out taking a break from stitching led to photos of early November in Redding. Here are some photos taken on the drive out to the college this morning. The trees are turning lovely colors — gold, red, magenta. The clouds covered most of the sky. The sun wasn’t [...]
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Supposedly "herds" of grizzlies occupied a range on Battle Creek across the Sacramento River from Major Reading's adobe in the early days. Nearby Bear Creek was named for the many grizzlies who lived in the vicinity of that creek and...
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From the Bee: A curious thing happened in California on Tuesday. As voters rejected Proposition 19, a statewide initiative that promised to tax marijuana, they voted overwhelmingly for local measures to tax marijuana. Voters in nine California cities passed measures...
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Did you ever need to cry so badly that it hurt? I kind of feel like that right now. I am probably just too tired and emotionally drained, but today was just too hard. I have mentioned that Honey Bandit's...
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Firefighters with the Redding Fire Department contained a small vegetation fire near the Del Taco restaurant on East Cypress Avenue around 9:00 this morning, dispatchers said.
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Prairie Elementary School in Anderson is no longer on lockdown after a neighborhood resident was injured in a nearby theft attempt around 8:00 a.m., said Superintendent Steve Mitrovitch.
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Here’s a Cape Cod sort of looking home in Shasta Lake City, about a half block from what will be the new City Hall and Police Station. Its good sized too
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Redding police are looking for a man who they say has several arrest warrants and burglarized a home in southeast Redding this morning around 6:00.
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Temperatures are expected to reach around 72 degrees today, and skies should be mostly sunny. The low tonight will be about 55 degrees. Tomorrow should be slightly cooler, with a high of 70 degrees and a low of 52 degrees.
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What I have NOT been doing: Blogging, cleaning my house, organizing my nightmare of a closet, dealing with garage vermin.....What I have been doing is listening. Intently. I'm wrapping up the mixing and mastering of ten songs for our CD. I can see the finish line from here, and I'm ready to sprint for
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You know your house is a bona fide construction zone when it has a porta potty on the front yard, and when subcontractors hang their signs from your palm tree, and when your contractors’ truc
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What: Advance Health Care Directive Class Offered When: Monday (Nov. 8), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Mercy Medical Center Redding, Lower Level Auditoriums Cost: Free Making health care decisions can be a complex process. It is important that families and health care providers are aware of
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What: City of Redding and City of Anderson invite the public to attend the 91st Annual Christmas Tree Cutting Event When: Sunday (Nov. 7), 9 a.m. Where: Click here for directions Complimentary cof
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Nearly three years ago I posted this and this and also this.I thought that jerk was out of my life forever. Not so.
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What: Cypress School Kitchen Celebrates Grand Opening When: Friday (Nov. 5), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Cypress School Cypress School parents, students, and staff celebrate the opening of the school’s new kitchen on Friday, November 5th from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Parents are invited to di
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What: Be part of the Iconic Bike Ride, From Dam 2 Bridge When: Saturday (Nov. 6), 9 a.m. Where: Turtle Bay parking lot The Redding Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is partnering with Turtle Bay, City of Redding, Bureau of Reclamation, McConnell Foundation and Sierra Pacific Industries to offer
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Nov. 2, 2010 election results
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Cynics derided him as Gov. Moonbeam, reviving the tag applied in 1977 by the late Chicago columnist Mike Royko, who later apologized for it. They said he was too old at 72 to become governor again. Jerry Brown’s critics said he waged too passive of a campaign and didn’t hire enough campaign staff. (When the g
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Was Tuesday’s election about the bad economy? Then California — with the third worst unemployment rate of the 50 states — should have been ripe for change.
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Rachel McManus, Shasta Lake Victims of violence, help is available A friend of mine was recently violently killed in front of her two small children. The man accused of murdering her is Tyrone Pitts. This man was her boyfriend and the father of their 2-year-old son.
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Even in good years, the Knights have been a better tournament wrestling team than a duel-meet wrestling team.
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COTTONWOOD — Stephanie Rasmussen held back some — but not too much — preferring to save some of her energy for a bigger meet next week.
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Domenic D’Acquisto captured the boys title at the Eastern Athletic League cross country championships in Chico on Wednesday.
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Months of work by parents and school boosters paid off Tuesday when voters in the Junction Elementary School District in Palo Cedro narrowly approved a construction bond.
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Housing starts hit rock bottom last month.
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With an unofficial count of 57.02 percent of votes in all 24 precincts, Les Baugh is getting ready to take on his second term as Shasta County District 5 supervisor.
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Voters in the Intermountain area of eastern Shasta County overwhelmingly showed their support for their financially troubled and crumbling hospital Tuesday night by agreeing to open up their pocketbooks to keep it running.
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Led by an off-duty U.S. Postal Service worker Wednesday afternoon, a group of residents in a north Redding neighborhood chased down and detained a shirtless, tattooed teen who police say the postman caught trying to break into his backyard shed.
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DUNSMUIR -- Voters swept four council members out of office this week, recalling the mayor and vice mayor and re-electing one incumbent.
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The recall effort for two board members on the Mountain Gate Community Services District is still too close to call as some of Shasta County’s 16,200 outstanding ballots could reverse the results.
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CORNING — A Corning man died early Wednesday in a collision after he tried to chase down two quad riders who may have been trespassing on his family’s property, said officer Dave Madrigal with the California Highway Patrol.
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Today in History: Nov. 4, 2010
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Redding’s employee unions will soon begin labor negotiations with a City Council majority emboldened by Tuesday’s election results.
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Bill Drew started playing tennis in his late 50s.
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Redding police and California Highway Patrol officers are responding this evening to an overturned tanker trailer on the South Bonnyview on-ramp on southbound Interstate 5.
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Have I mentioned that the pre-election flood of mail comes to a near-complete halt after Election Day? Have I mentioned that we still have an Opinion page each and every day? I'm not begging or anything, but if you've got...
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I unfortunately, at the moment, lack the software needed to put this data to its best use, but the Shasta County Elections Department does make some precinct vote counts mappable at least in a simple way. Check out this map...
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An excavator fell into a private neighborhood pond this morning in south Redding.
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August 2010 Lee & Dorothy Gitchel along with their daughter Sheila & son-in-law Dana Ramsey along with their pets "Molly & Misty" celebrated Lee & Dorothy's 50th wedding anniversary together with Sheila & Dana's 25th on a RV road trip starting in Prospect, Ore., the town that Lee & Dorothy first met
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Shasta Blood Center announced this week it is in need of O- blood. BloodSource is currently in need of O- and B- donors as well as all blood types.
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ho needs a flu shot? You do, and so does your family. Flu is a contagious disease that can be very serious. Sick people can spread flu to others, so it's important for all of us to protect ourselves, our families and others.
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The Simpson University music department invites the public to a chorale concert.
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I am certainly many other things, but I am a runner. In elementary school where I lived a half mile from the school, I ran. In junior high, I ran.
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November is National Alzheimer's Month. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease that slowly destroys brain cells, causing memory loss, harming the ability to think, and causing a decline of the senses until bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. It affects primarily the elderly, but is not an inevitab
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“I purposely chose to have my first symphony be influenced by the works of 20th-century composer, Dmitri Shostakovich” said Pinkston. “His symphonies were well received and enjoyed by average, every day people and not just by the connoisseurs of the music world. My hope is that my music connects with, and appeals to,
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Lung cancer kills more people than breast, colorectal and prostate cancer combined. A local group is working to raise awareness about lung cancer and funds to establish a lung cancer screening clinic.
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Local professional baseball player Marco Grifantini had a successful year in both Italy and Asia. His league and Italian national teams won trophies in Italy, German, and Taiwan. His next step--The World Baseball Classic
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I'm just not sure I believe this, but honest-to-goodness Forest Service scientists -- who I am sure are familiar with the difference between correlation and causation -- say it's so. Big trees cut a neighborhood's crime rate: " We believe...
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Q. How, if at all, has your practice or understanding of your religion changed over time? When I was young, the Buddha was a happy fat guy and Buddhists sat around contemplating their belly buttons. At that time, my Western faith tradition rejected anything that wasn’t of that particular faith and so I learned little of o
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Jerry Brown, that is. At least, he's one of the many California homeowners who' overpaid for his home. The L.A. Times reports on a news conference, which included his explanation of why he won't move to Sacramento: "I'm not selling...
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Is there anything else to be made of the fact that Proposition 19 failed even in Mendocino and Humboldt counties?...
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Answers to your questions: Thank you for taking the time to write me your concerns and questions. I have chosen letters that I know will resonate with many others. Please keep your letters coming, as I’d like to offer this format more often.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated. From Gamer
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A group of residents this afternoon in a north Redding neighborhood -- led by an off-duty U.S. Postal worker -- chased down and detained a shirtless, tattooed teen who police say the postman caught trying to break into his backyard shed.
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Kevin Drum is wise. On Tuesday, following our habit of the past few decades, we approved Proposition 22, which limits the ways the legislature can allocate property tax funds, and Proposition 26, which essentially eliminates the legislature's ability to levy...
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A Corning man died early this morning in a collision that resulted after he tried to chase down two quad riders who may have been trespassing on his family’s property, said Officer Dave Madrigal with the California Highway Patrol.
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Sometime in the 1940s when the Shasta Historical Society owned Major Reading's adobe site, members began a tree-planting program on both sides of Adobe Lane in Cottonwood leading to Major Reading's adobe. The first planting consisted of six canyon live...
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Still so busy sewing my donuts. I’m totally on schedule and am feeling no pain, no strain. My hands love fiddling and fussing with the Big Donuts. I am trying to reset my mind, stay calm about the changes that happened election day. Dumb Ass tried to made a big splash but I think the [...]
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Once again, I am listening to Honey Bandit munching away. It is cold, but not too bad. I think it is supposed to be in the 40's tonight. In the back ground I can also hear the radio interview we...
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From the AP: LOS ANGELES - Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneger says welfare recipients can no longer use state-issued debit cards at medical marijuana shops, psychics and other businesses whose services have been deemed "inconsistent with the intent" of the program. The...
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In the overwhelming majority of House districts, there was a strong change in vote toward the Republicans, according to a very cool graphic on the home page of The New York Times. (I can't link straight to it, so run...
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The public employee union rep, in an Oct. 20 letter to members of the chamber of commerce (here), warned, darkly, that city, county, state, federal and local school employees, retired union members and their families represented a potential bloc of...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are abrupt, kernel and wield. AppreciationThere’s no be
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Today’s high temperature should be about 83 degrees with sunshine all around. Expect calm winds during the day that should continue into the night. Tomorrow’s high is supposed to be around 78 degrees, and temperatures will most likely decline gradually toward the weekend. Expect a 20 percent chance of showers on Sa
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What: Fossil Day: Kids Can Dig It! When: Saturday (Nov. 6), 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Where: Turtle Bay Museum Join museum docent Mike “The Fossil Hunter” Higley Saturday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as he prepares fossils and exposes their secrets before your very eyes! See his cool
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What: Art on the Wild Side - Artists Benefiting Wildlife When: Saturday (Nov. 6), noon to 6 p.m. Where: Win-River Casino Events Center Cost: $10 Tickets available at Premier West Bank (Anderson), Tri Counties Bank and Graphic Emporium. All proceeds benfit Shasta Wildlife Rescue
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Most of the results are in, and I’m out of both gin and vodka. I ran out of mixer about two hours ago and since then I have been mixing citrus vodka with sugar free, orange Metamucil in a drink I call the Republican victory. It’s hard to swallow and will give me the runs later. My wife just managed to
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In a Redding City Council election that centered around the retirement and health benefits of city workers, two council incumbents who have taken a hard line against unions were victorious Tuesday night.
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The final results aren't in yet for all 435 House seats, of course, but as of this moment the Bee is projecting a 66-seat pickup for the Republicans. If that holds, it's a historic blowout. The NY Times reports that...
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Interesting choice the voters of California have made tonight on some of the less sexy ballot initiatives. Bucking the business lobby, which was urging a No on 25 and a Yes on 26, as well as major liberal newspapers like...
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Elections, by their nature, are divisive.
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Diane Hawthorne, Shingletown Education storm is still gathering For those who believe we are still competitive in the global economy, Google “Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5.” This is a bipartisan report by the National Academies. Given its content,
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Guess who said the following: “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work.” Was it Sarah Palin? Rush Limbaugh? Karl Rove?
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Q: When I'm in a bad mood, what can I eat that will make me feel better? A: Feeling stressed? Sleepy? What you eat could help you feel better. Food is not the only answer to improving your mood, but getting the right balance of carbohydrates and proteins in your meals could help you stay on an even keel.
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The West Valley volleyball team swept Central Valley 25, 17, 25-18, 25-13, to remain unbeaten in Northern Athletic League play.
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With all of the mail-in ballots counted, Jon Lopey, veteran and retired California Highway Patrol, leads Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Capt. James Betts.
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Jonathan Virgen scored the game's only goal to lift Enterprise past Pleasant Valley in an EAL Cup semifinal match.
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Enterprise's Rockelle Sande shot an 82 to win the Northern Section girls golf title while Chico won the team title. Shasta finished third to miss advancing to the Northern California golf tournament next week. Two of Shasta's golfers did advance individually.
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With all precincts reporting, Trinity County Marshal Bruce Haney beat out district attorney’s chief investigator Dave Cox to become the next Trinity County Sheriff.
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An unprecedented marijuana-legalization measure in California trailed in early returns Tuesday after a spirited campaign that pitted the political and law enforcement establishment against well-funded activists seeking to end the prohibition of pot.
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Republican Doug LaMalfa won handily over upstart Democrat lawyer Lathe Gill, putting the former assemblyman from Richvale on track to head to Sacramento for a four-year term as the 4th District’s State Senator.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic rising star Gavin Newsom had a narrow lead Tuesday in his bid for California lieutenant governor, while Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley was ahead in the attorney general's race.
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In our over-polled world, nobody really has a clue -- not quite yet anyway -- just how the Redding City Council election will turn out. Little suspense on Election Day for anyone who pays even modest attention to the opinion...
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U.S. Rep. Wally Herger appeared to be victorious over Democrat challenger Jim Reed, sending the Chico Republican back to Washington, D.C. for his 13th consecutive two-year term.
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U.S. Rep. Wally Herger is victorious over Democrat challenger Jim Reed, sending the Chico Republican back to Washington, D.C. for his 13th consecutive two-year term.
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With all precincts reporting, change is coming to the Mountain Gate Community Services District Board in the second recall election in two years.
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Redding voters retained the fiscal conservative majority Tuesday after one of the most polarizing City Council contests in recent memory.
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Incumbent Keith Webster and John Day, a registered nurse and paramedic, remain as the front-runners in a tight race for the Anderson City Council.
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Incumbent Les Baugh is currently leading in votes for the Shasta County Board of Supervisors District 5 race.
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Rick Bosetti, Patrick Jones and Francie Sullivan led the race for three seats on the Redding City Council as of 10:19 tonight, after a second round of election night results were posted on the Shas
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Musician Dick Turner — performing with “FEVER!” at 7 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 7) in Old City Hall — came to Redding after an illustrious musical career in San Francisco. It was quickly very clear to the local jazz musicians that Dick was quite different from all of the other jazz composers and arrange
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The final week of the Northern Section football season will provide all of the answers, however many fans may still be left scratching their heads at the final playoff rankings.
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Construction has started on the California Veterans Home on Knighton Road, halfway between Redding and Anderson.
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The Trinity County Fair will be featured on an episode of the "California's Golden Fairs" series on PBS. The episode will air at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 on KIXE.
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A free pre-diabetes screening will be held from 6 to 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at Shasta Regional Medical in downtown Redding.
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After nearly 30 years of trying, a Jones Valley subdivision will be getting a county water system.
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My Liberal Identity:You are a Reality-Based Intellectualist, also known as the liberal elite. You are a proud member of what’s known as the reality-based community, where science, reason, and non-Jesus-based thought reign supreme.Take the quiz at
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Republican Doug LaMalfa appears to have won handily over upstart Democrat lawyer Lathe Gill, putting the former assemblyman from Richvale on track to head to Sacramento for a four-year term as the 4th District’s State Senator.
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According to the McClatchy account Republican Rand Paul has “swamped” Jack Conway, his Democratic rival for the Senate in Kentucky. I am trying to avoid name calling and other histrionics. But this is so mind numbingly dumb, it makes me want to go skull fuck a rat. (I see that it was also just announced that
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Initial results from mail-in balloting are expected to be available shortly after the close of polls at 8 p.m.
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A tally of vote-by-mail ballots shows Daniele Jackson, incumbent Wayne Brown and Robert Schmid leading for three seats on the City Council.
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Last night, in response to Jon Stewart’s highlighting of his sometimes extreme rhetoric, Keith Olbermann suspended his “Worst Persons” segment. I say hooray to Keith for this. Stung by Stewart’s criticism, Olbermann initially tweeted that Stewart had “jumped the shark” by equating him,
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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 SMITH RIVER — The river is open and it’s red hot salmon fishing, with the average king running about 30 pounds, but some to 40- and even a few in the 50-pound range. According to guides Phil Desa
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A current NBC New/Wall Street Journal poll found that 58% of respondents believe that the Republicans if they take over congress will bring “different ideas” in to shape economic policy—
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A Burney woman will have to wait another month - maybe longer - to learn when she will be retried for the shooting death of her husband 18 years ago.
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Get your holiday cookies, fudge and candy recipes dusted off and ready for the annual Record Searchlight Holiday Cookie Contest.
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In celebration of the Taste of Greece event slated for Nov. 13, members of St. George Greek Orthodox Church share some of their favorite recipes.
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What: Free Flu, Whooping Cough and Pneumonia Vaccine Offered at Special Weekend Clinic When: Saturday (Nov. 6), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson Free flu, whooping cough and pneumonia vaccine will be offered at a special clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at
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It’s a busy election day at the voting booths around Redding.
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My family has started a new bike club named after my Dad and our love of everything Irish - The "TommyShamrock Bike Club." You guys are just too cool. I hope to join you soon. I have begun to train and will hopefully be able to buy one of those "not so cheap" bikes in the spring!
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The Better Business Bureau (BBB) cites a recent report from the US Government Accountability Office which found numerous schemes perpetrated by scam artists to profit from distressed homeowners. In their desperation to save their homes, borrowers are falling for two popular foreclosure avoidance schemes: Adv
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On the radio this morning coming to work, I caught a few minutes of the Dennis Miller show on KCNR, and Miller was on a rant about how Americans had to vote against the D's because they were the ones...
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After twenty years of trying, a Jones Valley subdivision will be getting a county water system.
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And some are bringing the technology, drive and business acumen of Silicon Valley to the cultivation of medical marijuana. Check out this video. Turn-key operations in a self-contained semi-trailer ($70K)? Adjust your PH balances with a touch of your iPhone....
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This gem of a newspaper article is from the Myra Giles scrapbook in the Boggs Collection at the Redding Library:...
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The Santa Rosa Press Democrat ran a fine analysis this weekend about the difficulties of reforming costly pension systems. There's not just the painful union haggling, though that's part of it. Even when you successfully clinch a deal on a...
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A Gerber man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle was killed Monday night after he rear-ended a sedan that was stopped at an intersection near Red Bluff.
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Police and medical personnel are responding this morning to a traffic collision between a vehicle and motorcycle on Dana Drive near Outback Steakhouse in Redding.
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The California Highway Patrol is responding to a non-injury, three-vehicle traffic collision this morning on northbound Interstate 5 in Anderson north of Deschutes Road.
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An overturned vehicle on Highway 299 in the Trinity River area is partially blocking the westbound lane this morning.
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Today’s FDotD is a luxurious home in west Redding, perched in a signature location. We’ve seen it before. Here’s a description from a prior listing: “Rare opportunity for a view on a greenbelt lot in prestigious
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A blast of summer-like weather will make its way to the north state today as high pressure dominates the West Coast. The National Weather Service calls for highs in the low 80s with sunny skies in Redding. Expect much of the same for Wednesday with a high of 80 degrees.
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Check back to anewscafe.com after polls close at 8 p.m. tonight for the first round of election results and complete results later. Listen live on your computer to KCHO/KFPR’s Northstate Public Radio for more election cover
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It’s finally Election Day, and that means an end to the robo-calls and campaign phone banks. I know, most people find those calls annoying. But the phone keeps ringing, so the technique must translate into votes. I actually find the calls quite entertaining. Just the other day, I got a call from Lt. Bri
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A few months ago Femme de Joie was searching the shelves at Winco for a decent loaf of whole-wheat sandwich bread without high-fructose corn syrup, when she chanced upon Dave’s Killer Blues Bread. Attracted by the catchy graphics and healthy ingredients, she bought a loaf on impulse. After Amico del Signore
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For the fifth-straight year, a record number of Shasta County’s voters have chosen to vote by mail.
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When just one-third of California’s 16.8 million registered voters turned out for last June’s primary election (only 24 percent of those actually eligible to vote), loud bleating ensued from so-called experts claiming that most potential voters feel the act of casting a ballot has become passe.
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The rhetoric in the run-up to today’s election, which is widely expected to sweep Republicans into at least partial control of Congress, has been long on criticism of big government and out-of-control spending.
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Don Farrell, Redding Who wins the race? The ad-rich media Who’s the real winner in every election that takes place across this nation? It’s the media. Especially in these elections, billions of dollars going into their bank accounts. Why do you suppose they enjoy tight races? More money gets s
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Foothill’s Bethany Duval and Rylee Theodore both advanced to the girls tennis NSCIF singles quarterfinals with wins on Monday at the Chico Racquet Club and Resort.
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Two Redding residents have been charged in connection with a Friday burglary at a Shasta Union High School District’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) classroom on Eastside Road in Redding, police said Monday.
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>Goat Education Day is coming to the Tehama District Fair grounds Saturday.
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In 1910: Nightengale Lean of Redding captured the three first prizes for accurate marksmanship and received prizes totaling more than $100 in a shooting contest at Corning. He is a youth who understands a gun and perhaps will make a record for himself in the pursuit of wild game.
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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is seeking individuals who would be interested in assisting low-income citizens and seniors with preparing and filing their income taxes.
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One man died Monday morning after a head-on wreck with a fully-loaded logging truck weighing about 79,000 pounds near the Tehama and Butte county line.
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MediCann, which has seen nearly a quarter-million patients and bills itself as the nation’s largest network of medical marijuana physicians, is coming to Redding.
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DUNSMUIR — On the eve of an election that could unseat all five Dunsmuir City Council members, the council called a special meeting Monday to double the severance settlement that would be paid the city manager they hired only six months ago.
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The Redding Peace Officers Association has poured nearly $28,000 into campaigns to elect three City Council challengers and defeat a pair of ballot measures curtailing retirement benefits for city workers.
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ARLINGTON, Texas — The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace.
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS WIN THE 2010 WORLD SERIES!!!!!!
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he California Highway Patrol is reporting this evening a fatal traffic accident on Highway 99W at Finnel Avenue north of Corning.
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On the eve of an election that could unseat all five Dunsmuir City Council members, the council called a special meeting Monday to double the severance settlement that would be paid the city manager they hired only six months ago.
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Who was at what recent event.
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Karen Kelly stepped outside on her sun-soaked property northeast of Redding, carrying a bucket of feed in one hand and cooing, "Come here, girls. Time to eat."
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Worried about voter fraud and illegal immigrants sneaking in to vote at the polls, members of north state tea party groups are going to be watching and working at Shasta County polling places Tuesday, prompting Democrats to say they’re alarmed the conservative activists may be trying to intimidate minority voters or other
What: Interactive Art Reception, Group Exhibit, Live Music & After Party When: Friday (Nov. 5), 5-8 p.m. Where: Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut Street, Red Bluff Two new art exhibits open at the Red Bluff Art Gallery on Friday, November 5, from 5-8 PM. The Opening Reception coincides wi
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Two Redding residents have been arrested in connection with a Friday burglary at a Shasta Union High School District’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) classroom on Eastside Road in Redding, police announced today.
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What: Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers two workshops: Best Practices in Online Marketing and Getting Started with “Constant Contact” When: Thursday (Nov. 4), Best Practices in Online Marketing will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and Getting Started with “Constant Contact” is fro
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Fire crews are responding this afternoon to the report of an escaped control burn near Shingletown.
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On the radio this morning Ken Murray was truly steamed at host Carl Bott. For some off-hand remark Bott apparently made during a broadcast "town hall" on Friday with reps of city labor unions. It had to do with the...
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The boy dispatchers thought may have been hit by a car this morning was found uninjured at North Valley High School around 2:30 this afternoon, said Deputy Jon Ruiz with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
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How do you measure ocean temperatures under the Arctic sea ice if you're just a humble professor with a budget the size of the U.S. Navy? Recruit the right research assistants. From ScienceDaily: Temperatures in the study were collected by...
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It looks as though we'll get lucky this Friday night for our Parkville Cemetery Tour. We're all ready to give it another try and we hope you are too! Parkville Cemetery Tour Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 - 7:00 pm to...
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From the newspaper serving Rutgers University: Martial arts Professor Jane Carr, one of the highest-ranking black belts in the world, came from Redding, Calif., to be an instructor at the seminar for the fourth year. "I like teaching in New...
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This resolution to be part of the "Let's Move" childhood obesity push is on the city council's agenda Election Night....
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Sunday Gulch is located in southwestern Shasta County near Knob and Harrison Gulch. It was supposedly named by employees of the nearby Midas Mine and other mines in the area who sniped for gold dust and small nuggets on their...
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Good morning everyone! Sitting here listening to the horses munch their hay, there is a definite chill in the air. It is going to be a cold one tonight. After the rain, it always seems to get cold so fast....
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The Paradise Bobcats football team vaulted to the No. 1 spot in the Division I playoff rankings with the latest points standings released by the Northern Section office today. The 8-1 Bobcats totaled 24.09 points and jumped over the 9-0 Foothill Cougars with 23.90 points.
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"I'm optimistic, for reasons that are not totally clear." That's likely future Gov. Jerry Brown, as reported by the Chronicle's Carla Marinucci, who's following on his final barn-storming tour of the state....
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A Los Molinos man Friday reported $23,000 in stolen goods to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department, said Sheriff Clay D. Parker.
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The image above captures it all for me; the lunacy, the hypocrisy. I know Proposition 19 is not the perfect answer, but what we are doing now is worse. It’s not about encouraging drug use. That happens whether we like it or not. It’s about enabling organized crime, and training young people to ignore our laws
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One man died this morning after a collision with a fully-loaded logging truck that occurred around 6:48 a.m. near the Tehama and Butte county line, said California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Phillip Mackintosh..
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We can be sure that the photographer at least drove by today’s FDotD, since we can plainly see their car window in the single provided marketing image. The door is unlocked, so presumably it’s a good neighborhood. Actually
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There are signs that I may have fallen down the rabbit hole of holiday sales season 2010. It’s a rush and at the same time that it is just a little bit frightening. I am well into fulfilling an order for 11 big double chocolate donuts and I’ve got a Stevie Wonder doll to start. [...]
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Today should be mostly sunny with a high around 73 degrees. Temperatures will drop down to around 52 degrees tonight, and there will be some calm winds. Expect more warmth tomorrow, with a high of around 81 degrees and wind gusting up to 21 mph.
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Somebody asked me recently what I thought was the biggest problem facing America. A lot of things occurred to me: The Debt, Unemployment, the Wars Without End and so forth and so on. But there has to be a root ca
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Press Release - For Immediate ReleaseDate: October 31, 2010Contact: Chris Darker, CEO Business ManagerPhone: 530-245-1890 / cdarker@charterinternet.comUnion Leader Says Bosetti Ad is Dishonest and HypocriticalREDDING - A union that represents several
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Tuesday, Nov. 2, is election day. If you’re still staring down a blank ballot, here’s a refresher on the candidates and columnists who shared their goals — and gripes — on A News Cafe, plus some election
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Jan Stone, Palo Cedro Parents, what are you teaching yours? I’m nearly 80 and very upset. As I was leaving Office Max on a recent day I was nearly mowed down by four young boys. They wore sloppy clothes and untied shoes. The way they walked showed no pride in themselves or anything else. Shoulder-to
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What’s the worth of a sense of ownership? It’s hard to tally, especially when the value is in the money you don’t spend.
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One thing all Americans agree upon is that we should be a meritocracy where virtue and enterprise are rewarded, “a system in which advancement is based on individual ability or achievement.” (American Heritage Dictionary). The second thing that most Americans agree upon is that even when some come up short in
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LOS ANGELES — An arrest has been made in a Southern California cold-case murder that has ties to Redding.
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The north state’s rainy season is off to its wettest start in years, thanks to a soggy October finale.
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A dinosaur. A frog costume. A bee. A ladybug get-up. One came as a bagel. Another was a pirate.
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Today in History: Nov. 1, 2010
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LOS ANGELES — An arrest has been made in a Southern California cold case murder whose victim has family ties in Redding.
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Hello, God? Do you think you could arrange to space out the really shitty stuff instead of having it all happen at once?Love,Barbara
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Two wore dinosaur and frog costumes. Two more were dressed in a bee and ladybug getup. One came as a bagel. Another was a pirate.
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From the Marysville Appeal-Democrat: That peculiar race between Wally Herger and Jim Reed took another odd twist last week when the Redding Record-Searchlight paper penned an editorial announcing its endorsement in the majestic 2nd Congressional District. Who would get the...
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The Vatican has condemned Hallowe'en as anti-Christian, saying it is based on a sinister and dangerous "undercurrent of occultism". The Roman Catholic Church has become alarmed in recent
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Whatever you need, we're there.
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Von Allen's new book ([stargazer.vonallan.com]) will be listed in the comic industry's main/only distributor's catalogue, Diamond's Previews, starting October 27th...and he needs to get as many comic retailer orders/sales as possible, not only so that he actually makes a few buck
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It's going to be a relatively dark and gloomy Halloween today, but don't expect such conditions to last much longer.
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Supposedly the ghosts are still around. But you can't prove it by me because I've never seen one - only heard about them. Our most popular ghost is claimed to reside at Pine Street School. She is a young girl...
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Honey Bandit has been a tad "under the weather". He almost seems to have the "blues". He is eating all the time and his bodily functions are working well, but he is just a little off. His energy level is...
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November in the Northstate Garden sums up everything I love about living and gardening here – richness, abundance and diversity. November mornings are crisp and dark, November afternoons often offer a warming sun. Light is
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Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter b
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Joan Manning, Shasta Lake End futile drug war: Yes on Proposition 19 If the drug war was winnable, we would have won it by now.
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I’ve been flying more for work lately, but it’s been months since I’ve been inside the Redding airport.
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From Cypress Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, the talk in politics this year was all about money.
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As I helped quiz Redding City Council candidates last week for a televised debate, their last major forum before Election Day, the most striking thing was not anything the would-be councilors said about local politics. By this point, I’ve heard their pitches — in individual interviews, at candidate nights, vi
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Dear Straight Talk: How can I help my younger sister deal with cyberbullying? We share a room so I know how torn up she is and hear her crying every night.
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The evening started out innocently enough. We rented "Cheaper by the Dozen" with Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt and settled on the couch with our kids piled around us. I knew there were lots of pranks and food fight scenes that the kids would enjoy and indeed they did. I could see Jonah mentally taking notes, and I wondered
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Downtown Portland is a walker's paradise. Everywhere you look there are treats for the eye. Stroll down Burnside Street in the city's center and off to one side you'll see the ornate, imposing statue of an elephant replicated from the Shang Dynasty. Walk a few blocks farther and you'll come across an odd tumble of kids' bi
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Are you all geared up for fairies, goblins, witches and the ever-dreaded grim reaper? Let's take pleasure from the kids in their costumes; we were one of those children long ago in a land that time has almost forgotten. We would trick or treat for a handful of candy, maybe a cupcake or two?
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Selene Watkins and Tyler Cooper, both of Cottonwood, were married Sept. 4, 2010, at the Lake California Clubhouse in Cottonwood. The bride is the daughter of Kent Watkins of Redding and Ken and Phyllis Wood of Dunsmuir. She is a radiological technologist in Redding. The groom is the son of Jerry and Ladora Cooper of Reddi
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Halloween is here again, complete with ghosts, ghouls and goblins. Fran fixed up the inside of our house with some colored leaves and decorating do-dads collected through the years. We don't go trick-or-treating any more but we do buy some of the candy, hoping to eat most of it ourselves. It has much to do with the guilty
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Dan and Sandra Elsemore of Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 15, 2010, with a an Amtrak trip and a weekend stay in Reno.
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The Day of the Dead is the most misunderstood Mexican holiday by many living north of border, unless they have Mexican heritage. For those of us who have been fortunate enough to share this celebration, it's a day -- that extends into nearly a week -- of fun, music, wonder, tears, singing and remembrance.
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A lot of myths surrounding bats lurk in the human mind, especially around Halloween. Many believe bats are blind, ugly, suck human blood and are a type of rodent.
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The Shasta College football team got a game effort from its defense, but still fell to visiting College of the Siskiyous 26-17 at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
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Dear Babe: Enclosed is a copy of what appears to a very historic letter. It is from Jackie Robinson, written on Chock Full of Nuts letterhead, informing the N.Y. Giants that he was retiring. There is an endorsement from the Giants in purple ink. In red along the side is a stamp of receipt from the baseball commissioner’s
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What prompted you to start your own business? I made floral wreaths and sold them to boutiques in the Bay Area. I loved the charm of those shops and thought that was something I could do.
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A Red Bluff man was arrested Friday after he ran from police and tried to put an officer in a headlock once he was caught, police said.
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Q: I have been an educator/school administrator for over 40 years. Thus, I have dealt with many issues related to student transportation: cars, buses, walkers, bicycles, etc. The recently built “roundabout” on Shasta View across from Lema Ranch concerns me greatly. Approaching traffic from either the north or the south
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There are a lot of new things happening in the kitchen at Cypress Elementary School in Redding.
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The playoff picture is sorting itself out, bit by bit, but Friday’s action left all sorts of impressions at the tail end of the prep football season.
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COTTONWOOD — What started as two young football players’ tribute to teachers who have fought breast cancer snowballed recently into several hundred student-athletes showing support for breast-cancer awareness.
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Last month in this column, I covered the Petzl ULTRA headlamp, a $450 product that rivals the brightness level of an automobile headlight.
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California’s business tax climate continues to be downright inhospitable.
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You’d think an organization whose roots date back to the Eisenhower administration would not have an identity problem within the community it serves.
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The blended family has become a common event in our social structure. The divorce rate in the 50 percent range results in many younger individuals finding a second spouse.
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There’s a lot of garbage in our oceans.
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Ray Ozzie is a smart man.
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I am having my paychecks garnished from my creditor. I followed the advice of a credit adviser I had signed up with. How do I get the creditor to renegotiate — or is it too late? How far can the creditor go in taking my income?
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The holidays are a great time to reconnect with friends and family. Often, that involves the opportunity to travel to visit loved ones we may not see but once every year or so.
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A recent rise in mountain lion sightings is a reminder that the north state is cougar country, but game wardens say the big cats rarely pose a danger to people.
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The long-awaited Elk Trail water system may be one step closer to moving forward after the Shasta County Board of Supervisors decides Tuesday whether to approve a loan for the project.
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The Red Hawks took care of business on Saturday, which sets up the Simpson University volleyball team for a big weekend.
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A weekly drop-in basketball open gym will be available at the Alta Mesa Elementary School Gym, beginning on Monday. It will run through Nov. 22. The gym will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $1 per visit.
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Art...History...Recreation, that's what comes to mind when I think of Weaverville, a small gem of a town! Did you know that this quaint little town is on the National Register of Historic Places? And it was also recently designated a "
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Doni’s home from abroad and she’s lined up radio guest Willy Ames, an iconic downtown Redding character who sits most days at Placer and Market streets in all kinds of weather. Listen to their conversation on her radio show, KCNR’s ‘Doni &
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Nothing like history to make you feel better about today's political climate....
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Enterprise High School may have emerged from the gridiron Friday night with a new team identity as the Hornets clashed with EAL rival Pleasant Valley and came out on top 21-7.
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Firefighters in Burney are at the scene of a fire that started in a garage at a duplex this afternoon.
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The following was written by Benjamin Loomis in a newspaper article (unknown newspaper name) titled "History of the Early Day Lumbering Industry" dated April 10, 1930: "...In the earlier days of saw milling a large part of their lumber was...
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Leah Gitter and Howard Selig Jr. were married July 31 at Anderson VFW Hall in Anderson. Pastor Al Rountree officiated. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Michalene Kilbury of Bend, Ore. She works in Redding. The groom is the son of Howard and Barbara Selig. He works in Anderson.
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An old fashioned "barn dance" and "pumpkin stomp" at the old schoolhouse in Shasta. Free line dance lessons taught by Ann and Bob Reed at 5 o'clock. Food and music by the Muletown String Band starting at 6. Come...
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On the day before the election they'll be debating one last time. If you're so inclined, tune to KCNR1460 AM at 8 o'clock Monday morning. Carl and Linda Bott's "Free Fire Radio" show also has an online chat room if...
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A Red Bluff man was arrested Friday after he ran from police and tried to put an officer in a headlock once he was caught.
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The cloudy, cool, sometimes wet weather that's hung around the northern Sacramento Valley the past couple of days will continue through the weekend. The Redding area will see mostly cloudy skies today with a 40 percent chance of showers, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures won't change
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Many of you have asked when our book will be finished.  Thank you for asking.  We hope to have it finalized and printed for Christmas.
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Will the politics of envy trump the politics of personal destruction? That seems to be what the Redding City Council race has come down to in its final week.
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Mary Stegall, Redding Sullivan, Murray can move forward I am compelled to write this because I am deeply concerned about the state of our community. It pains me to see our city and our City Council divided so deeply that progress forward is almost impossible. That’s why I have decided to support the
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At City Hall, the debate over Redding’s utility late fees ended long ago. Some critics, however, still have a light burning for the cause.
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The West Valley High School football team clinched a share of the Northern Athletic League title by beating rival Anderson 14-0 on Friday.
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PARADISE -- Shasta’s dynamic offensive attack finally met its match.
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PALO CEDRO — The Tevin Slaton-Zach Ray Show may be the best entertainment money can buy on a Friday night in the north state.
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The Knights shouldn’t have a problem getting up for their next game.
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Sixty-six-year-old Phillip Ray of Redding wasn’t even born when his cousin’s B-24 Liberator was reported missing during World War II.
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ANDERSON — Medical marijuana supporters will want to check out Harvest Fest 2010 at the Shasta District Fair grounds this weekend, but Mary Jane isn’t invited.
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A neighbor beat firefighters to the hose and extinguished a blaze reported at an apartment complex near Waterworks Park on Friday morning.
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Did anybody notice that the NBA regular season began this week?
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Redding has sent a letter to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development requesting assistance for Southwest Paper USA, which is negotiating for a chunk of Stillwater Business Park.
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Today in History: Oct. 30, 2010
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Veteran Redding City Councilwoman Mary Stegall has endorsed challengers Ken Murray and Francie Sullivan for two of the three seats on the dais up for grabs Tuesday.
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Three north state banks reported their earnings this week.
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Redding’s police chief and the leader of an agency that helps refugees and immigrants will be honored next Saturday at the annual banquet put on by an anti-racism group.
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Q: I have noticed a lot of motorcycles that have been converted to a trike with two rear wheels. There is also a new style where there are two front wheels and one rear wheel. My question is that when operating one of these vehicles, do you need a motorcycle endorsement on your license or is the standard class M good enoug
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies are continuing to seek leads in a Thursday night robbery at a Burney gas station.
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Prep football capsules
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City can balance cost cuts, visionAll candidates running for City Council are aware of the city’s scarce financial resources. A number of them have the skills necessary to negotiate fiscal changes in a manner that will end the divisiveness that plagues our community. I would encourage voters to choose candidat
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Public workers don’t deserve scapegoatingWith more than a decade of service with modest or no raises, one city worker I know of now wears a city of Redding shirt inside-out off-duty after the logo provoked a confrontation at a school meeting. Why are workers who have given years of service to our community bei
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The photo is Mae Loomis, the person the museum at Lassen Volcanic National Park was named for. She is also featured in today's Travelin' in Time story in the newspaper. Bob Parker is our winner who guessed her correctly at...
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Bob and Claudia Jensen like the clean lines, natural look and energy efficiency of their Redding home, which will be featured on the AAUW home tour.
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Master Gardeners answer a question about grape leafhoppers.
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Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig shares tips on growing eggplant.
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Reviewing the comments to some news story, I ran into a conservative reader’s complaint about the tax burden placed on corporate America. This is familiar Republican cant and a frequent non sequitur rebuttal to any progressive charges—as in: Democrat, “Your supporter stepped on my supporter&rsquo
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Given the way the issues have played out in this year's election, I don't find it all that surprising that Mary Stegall is backing her former fellow Councilor Ken Murray, but this endorsement letter is making the digital rounds this...
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What are your plans the morning of Thanksgiving? Cooking, football, visiting with relatives? How about, well...running!  Don't miss out on Redding's biggest and longest standing tradition, Turkey Trot 2010. With just a few weeks away, it's important you get your
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 I am not a real Fan of Dolly, but the song speaks words of wisdom. . With so much pain and suffering in the world, the holiday time should be set aside for families to gather, rejoice in their bonds, love each other, and share in their common experiences. There are many families who have fought, who have not act
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A neighbor extinguished a blaze reported at an apartment complex near Waterworks Park late this morning before firefighters arrived.
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Next week's agenda for the Redding City Council meeting, taking place the evening of Election Day, is as light as they come, but one small item caught my eye. Mayor Patrick Jones is re-appointing Patte Jelavich to the library advisory...
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"I did not view it as that serious. I viewed it as that blockheaded." So Industrial Welding owner Rocky Largent told Scott Mobley for today's story. His sense of perspective is admirable. Maybe Largent should run for council....
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Did I hear former Assemblyman and likely future state Sen. Doug LaMalfa on a radio ad this morning, pitching the candidacy of Gary Cadd? Why, yes I did. Interesting that a state pol who is well-regarded but lives a few...
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GERBER - Sheriff’s deputies are investigating today the theft of more than $11,000 worth of items from a Tehama County man.
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It looks like the builder of this home was planning to add-on to it to make it larger. T
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Who is she? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! All you need to do to win today's contest is tell us who she is. If you're the first person to correctly guess, you'll win a $10 gift certificate...
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Hi ya'll We have a new addition, a little baby mini is now in Patches' stall while we take care of a very serious eye injury. So, now Patches is hanging out with Honey Bandit pretty much 24/7. If that...
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A Pacific storm system could bring heavy rain to Redding today and snow to the higher elevations, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. They are also warning drivers to be aware of potential hazards, such as the ponding of water on roads and dangerous travel conditions over mountain
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies are continuing today to seek leads in connection to a Thursday evening robbery at Burney gas station.
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CA Protective Parents Association ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Friends, Fabulous news! Kathleen Russell of Center for Judicial Excellence was invited to and attended a r
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What: Floral Design for Autumn Special Occasions When: Starting Wednesday (Nov. 3), and continuing Nov. 10, 17 and 24; 6 to 7 p.m. Where: TBA Materials fee: $60 due to instructor on first day of class Fee: $60 for 4 classes Sign up at Redding Recreation, 530-225-4095, 1250 Parkv
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Annette Faurote, Redding Ask an Alaskan; warming is real Contrary to recent letters to the editor, climate change is real. According to the Oct. 22 issue of The Week, “prominent conservatives the world over fully accept the ‘widespread scientific conviction’ that climate change is rea
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In a radio interview that aired Monday on Univision, President Obama chided Latinos who “sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.’” Quite a uniter, urging Hispanics t
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The perennial passel of misleading or misguided initiatives on California ballots has left many citizens with the rough-and-ready philosophy “When in doubt, vote no.”
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It was probably just a big misunderstanding.
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In 1910: A remarkable apple display was seen in the windows of the chamber of commerce in Redding. The fruit — of a great variety of color, size and high quality — was from Manton.
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Former Mountain Gate Community Services manager Ken Mariette began his job this week as interim manager for another rural water district, the Shasta Community Services District.
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Whiskeytown Environmental School officials got a promise for help this week from a unique source: the owners of an apartment complex.
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The Redding area got another round of early-season rain Thursday morning and could see more showers today and Saturday.
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Since River Bowl is about pride in the community and the game is rich in tradition, I became curious about finding out a few interesting and significant statistics on the history of the games.
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The deadline is approaching for nominating young leaders in the 20 Under 40 Program.
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On a cold, windy day in January 2009 Michael Rubin trekked over deep snow to make the photo that would win him the annual Lassen Volcanic National Park pass photo contest.
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The West Valley High School boys and girls swim teams won another Division 2 championship Thursday at Anderson High School.
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Paul Ogden likes fast cars. Really fast cars.
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Firefighters extinguished a fire Thursday night on Echo Road in Redding.
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The Eastern Athletic League team and individual girls golf standings could not be any more different.
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A televised candidate forum will give voters a few more chances to size up Redding’s City Council candidates before Election Day.
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Roughly a week ago, the annual South County Collision game between area rivals Anderson and West Valley seemed like another blip on the football schedule radar.
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American Association of University Women (AAUW) 40th Annual Home Tour & Art Show Saturday, November 6, 2010 10am - 3:30pm Each year for the past forty years, AAUW Redding Branch, Inc. and its Home Selection Committee hea
A private investigator’s report proved inconclusive as to whether city of Redding employees attempted to threaten a local business with boycotts based on how its owners vote in Tuesday’s
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A USA gas station in Burney was robbed this evening, sheriff's deputies said.
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Firefighters extinguished a fire tonight on Echo Road in Redding.
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The former Loomis home and the Loomis Visitor Center, formerly known as the Mae Loomis Memorial Museum, are both a short distance inside the Lassen Volcanic National Park north entrance off Highway 44.
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Fiddling group the Runaways will perform tonight at The Back Room at Bernie's Guitar.
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Imagine being able to make a living traveling with a pair of harps, an electric piano, a wild sense of adventure and the one person in the world you love the most. That is how Bronn and Katherine Journey make their living and they will be showcasing that on Nov. 4 in Redding.
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Q. Does your house of worship have a dress code? If so, is it enforced? Zen monks and nuns will wear the robes traditional with their order, usually with subdued colors and minimal adornment. During a dharma teaching or retreat, lay Zen Buddhists are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes that are respectful and not wear cl
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 Many Catholics have betrayed their Faith......
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Bill Gross, head of the massive bond fund PIMCO, is dyspeptic, to say the least, on the eve of the election: They say a country gets the politicians it deserves or perhaps it deserves the politicians it gets. Whatever the...
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What: Bill Cosby in Concert Tickets on Sale Now When: Feb. 11, 7 and 9 p.m. Where: Cascade Theatre Ticket Prices: $65-$75 The Cascade Theatre has had a very well received start to our 2010-11 season so far this year. Thank you for your support. We are happy to announce that we h
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Cartoonist Ted Rall shoots and scores....
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A private investigator was unable to confirm or refute a complaint city of Redding workers threatened a local business for supporting certain candidates for City Council.
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1. M*A*S*H 7 p.m. today through Saturday and Nov. 4 and 5, 2 p.m. Sunday at McLaughlin Auditorium, Sequoia Middle School, Redding. Based on the book by Richard Hooker and adapted by Tim Kelly. Tickets are $12 to $15; available at the Cascade Theatre box office or online at www.c
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ReLeaf Herbal Center in San Francisco is abuzz about the Giants. The medical marijuana dispensary will give patients free joints every time a Giant goes deep in the World Series. Juan Uribe hit a monster blast in the fifth inning of last night's 11-7 victory over the Texas Rangers. No word on how many jo
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Photographer Lynette Penick jumped ship seven years ago from a 10-year job as an insurance adjuster and pursued her passion for photography. Photography is the perfect medium for Penick, allowing her to connect with people and witness some of life’s most intimate moments. Her goal is to evoke feelings of connection throug
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Two reasons the Piemont Italian restaurant in Mount Shasta is a north state landmark: Joan and Mike Buter of Redding, who have been regular patrons for more than 40 years. The Buters, sitting in a booth at the Piemont Saturday evening with daughter Kari Buter Ives of Redding, favor the fried chicken with ravioli.
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Thought all you deer hunters would enjoy reading this:...
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In his latest radio spot, released a week before the election, he claims he's won the war of ideas, that "even the union candidates" agree that city employees must pay their portion of their retirement. He goes on to say...
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"What hasn't been said about the foreclosure mess?" was the first question I received on a call from David Benda. I reflected on my answer with a familiar queasy mix of emotions, pleasure and dread. Pleased that the longtime RS business reporter regarded my opinion worthy of a few words, and dread that I'm gonna say some
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Johnny’s Cathouse has become a staple of the downtown scene. The bar has live music, comedy, games and dancing. For those looking for a good time, what else can you ask for?
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Magic, music and majesty will collide when Anderson and West Valley high schools stage Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” opening next week.
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A 39-year-old Anderson man was convicted Wednesday of molesting a young girl, electronic Shasta County Superior Court records show.
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Emergency personnel are being sent this morning to a reported vehicle rollover on southbound Interstate 5 about a mile north of Packers Bay.
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From the Capitol Weekly: But Schaupp, a longtime Nielsen foe, and his fellow conservative activists announced they will be filing complaints this week against Nielsen with the grand juries in at least four counties -- Yolo, Sutter, Siskiyou and Shasta...
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A storm system will bring moderate rainfall across the northern Sacramento Valley, including Redding, today with a threat of showers likely to continue throughoutthe weekend, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s high temperature should be near 56 degrees with calm winds al
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As some of you know, there has been an ongoing struggle to get Democracy Now (DN) back on KIXE, our local PBS station. The new manager, Phil Smith, has now put it to a vote by the members of KIXE. This doesn’t consider those who paid to have it aired for years, or those who can’t afford members
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Regular visitors to A News Café know that we’re strong promoters of locally sourced food. A session during the Great Valley Center’s Sacramento Valley Forum on Wednesday reminded me just how far Shasta County has to go with its local food movement. But the session also hinted at the possibilities. Mu
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What: Join KIXE-TV for our 3rd Annual National Family Literacy Day Event When: Saturday (Oct. 30), 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Different activities throughout the day Where: Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. Redding, Ca, 96001 Healthy snacks, games, prizes, crafts, storytelling, animals, KIXE charact
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With Halloween close at hand, I’m reminded of Ichabod Crane and his dismal ride through a lonely stretch of road darkened by an enormous tulip tree on the outskirts of Sleepy Hollow. Trees often evoke in us a sense of strength and security. However, if we let our imaginations run, they can also make a perfectly s
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In 1962 at age 28, Warren Hellman became the youngest member of Lehman Brothers. Since then, he has co-founded Matrix Partners, Hellman & Friedman in 1984, helped take Levi Strauss private for $1.8 billion in 1985, placed $224 million into ad company Young & Rubicam in 1996, and bought into Formula One Racing f
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Get outta town this weekend for “Nightmare.” It’s “a haunted house of epic proportions,” according to the folks at Tehama County’s Barestage Theater. Here’s a bit about ̶
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The election is less than a week away. Democratic control of the House is in jeopardy. So it’s not too soon to start worrying about Darrell Issa.
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Proposition 23, the initiative on next week’s ballot that would suspend California’s key anti-global-warming law, has revived the debate over jobs and the environment, setting “dirty energy” against “green jobs.”
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Patrick Moriarty, Redding Give cooks credit for Soup Kitchen I’m recently back from vacation and catching up on my newspapers. Thank you for the editorial — and article by Janet O’Neill — encouraging people to support the Power to Seniors Celebrity Soup Kitchen.
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California communities dominate RealtyTrac’s latest 2010 foreclosure market report.
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The section champions in Division 1 varsity prep swimming were decided Wednesday with the Chico boys and girls teams coming in first, Pleasant Valley’s boys and girls placing second and the Shasta boys and girls teams coming in third place. Jackson Williams of Enterprise was the lone double winner among local swimmer
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The Hornets nearly were in another tie soccer match — only Jonathan Virgen wasn’t going to allow that to happen.
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Two symphonies in Redding have become one.
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CORNING -- Two Red Bluff men will stand trial on charges of cultivating marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale, a judge ruled Wednesday.
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A Redding man who saw a marijuana cultivation case against him dismissed in March following a state Supreme Court ruling is suing the Redding Police Department for allegedly violating his constitutional rights when they searched his property last year and seized 19 pot plants.
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SHASTA LAKE — A Native American Cultural Resource Center in Shasta Lake is a step closer to completion as the City Council voted Wednesday to add $175,000 of redevelopment funds to the project.
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Drivers on Highway 44 east of Redding should expect a construction delay today from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Today in History: Oct. 28, 2010
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Two north state teens have gone nationwide, using their friend’s death in 2008 to get the message out about the dangers of binge drinking.
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The Small Business Development Center and the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce will host two business workshops Nov. 4 at the Shasta College Health Science and University Center at 1400 Market St.
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SHASTA LAKE — A Native American Cultural Resource Center in Shasta Lake is a step closer to completion as the City Council voted Wednesday to add $175,000 of redevelopment funds to the project.
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Shasta Blood Center announced this week it is in need of AB- blood.
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At the end of a long run recently, Marge Dunlap approached me about writing some articles regarding my marathon experience and preparations for the Redding Marathon. She asked me whether I was training to qualify for Boston, one of the definitive races in the marathon world due to its qualifying times, or whether I was try
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the No. 1 cause of death among babies between the ages of one month and one year. However there are ways to lower a baby's risk of dying from SIDS.
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How do we prevent being taken advantage of and becoming the victim of a scam? Fraud is everywhere: E-mail fraud, phone scams, banking scams, credit card theft, checks in the mail. You name it and it seems to be happening in all areas of our lives. Someone uses your identity to make purchases and defames your identity, maki
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Twenty six and two-tenth miles. Who would run that far unless they were forced or desperate? That was my thought growing up near Boston in the early 1950s. In my wildest dreams I could never imagine that 50 years later I would be running that historic course from Hopkinton to Boston.
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This time of year we start thinking of cold and flu season and remedies to prevent or minimize the misery. In my practice, we get wild about olive leaf extract. What? Olive leaf? Do I mean the leaf of the olive tree ground into a capsule? You bet.
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Reuters reports: Oct 27 (Reuters) - Pattern Energy Group LP has completed construction of the 101-megawatt Hatchet Ridge Wind project in California, the company said on Wednesday. The 44-turbine project was completed in one year and represents the only large-scale...
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OK, since you asked, there was a notable moment at the Redding Tea Party meeting Monday night, where Assemblyman Jim Nielsen gave a rousing pre-election get-out-the-vote pep talk to the conservative crowd and Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis...
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I don't recall ever seeing a newspaper's editor write a signed endorsement that directly contradicted his own paper's "official stance," but Len La Barth of the Marysville Appeal-Democrat did just that today, calling the Proposition 21 park tax money well...
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Most of the Redding City Council candidates, who are getting downright exhausted after the campaign, are ready to be done -- but if you haven't heard their pitches, you can tonight at 8 p.m. on KFPR, 88.9 FM. KFPR will...
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SACRAMENTO – The head of a Mexican drug trafficking family was sentenced today to more than 23 years in prison in connection with a sophisticated methamphetamine distribution operation that once included a methamphetamine laboratory in Corning.
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I'm constantly surprised by the amount of jealousy and hate that BIG AGRICULTURE has for the little guy in America. I repeatedly get e-mails that sound like this. Got this one today. Hi Dr. Trudi, Morningland Dairy, a small dairy...
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As of Wednesday, October 27, 2010 the real estate market in Sunset Terrace- Redding, CA shows: •·         Four homes for sale ranging from $215,000 to $329,000 •·         Three homes are in escrow •·         Three homes have sold (closed escrow) in the last 12 months
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With the Giants in the World Series, bars will be buzzing with the faithful hoping to see their team bring its first title to San Francisco. That means lots of pitchers of beer, tequila shots (every time the Giants hit into a doubl
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plans to “hold my [her] nose and vote Republican, only for this race.”  "Why?" I ask and fight the urge to go pour myself a glass of straight 96 proof gin. "The economy," is the response the voter gave to CNN, “I have grave concerns about the bills that have been passed and h
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For Samira Kawash, a writer who lives in Brooklyn, the Jelly Bean Incident provided the spark. Five years ago, her daughter, then 3, was invited to play at the home of a new friend. A
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Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wette
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are fragile, rampant and tremor. This is short and tense, as I got my stuff Monday and I’m still unpacking. TremorsBent awkwardly in the mid-section, he rests his ass on a chipped metal gate, but the puke won’t come. The tremors started hours ago, and
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Drivers on Highway 44 east of Redding should expect a construction delay today until 3 p.m. and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Power was restored this morning for 675 Redding Electric Utility customers in downtown after a 35-minute outage.
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Family doctors apparently are up in arms about a little-known physicians group that reportedly has a huge amount of influence on how Medicare pays doctors. "The members of this powerful panel are not employed by the federal government. Instead, the group is comprised almost exclusively of physicians themselve
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An underage decoy was sold alcohol Tuesday from two different Redding gas stations when officers with the Redding Police Department conducted a Minor Decoy Compliance Check.
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Dispatchers reported at around 8:11 a.m. that a Suburban had overturned on Green Valley Acres Drive in Red Bluff.
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Ad sheets for Bed, Bath and Beyond feature a baking container that allows one to create Giant Donuts! I bet they sell a few of these. There are also containers that make Giant Oreo-style cakes and giant cupcakes. Here is one of my first donut with chocolate icing and sprinkles. This weekend I made a [...]
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Several parties reported to Redding police Monday around 11 p.m. that a man wearing a Snuggie was exposing himself to passersby outside of the Smoke Tree Apartments.
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George Albro was a very unique man in a lot of ways. One of his claims to fame was to work 75 long years at the Shasta County Courthouse! He began his career in Shasta then moved to Redding when...
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No, growers tell California Watch. At least, not on its own. California Watch spoke with more than a dozen growers, from big illegal players to small-scale cultivators, and they agreed that the black market would persist, unless marijuana is legalized...
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A suburban with five occupants overturned near the Green Valley Acres RV Park in Redding at around 8:11 a.m. today, dispatchers reported.
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Multiple damages from a burglary occurred sometime in the night at the Tehama County Fairgrounds, dispatchers reported at 6:57 a.m.
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Today’s high should be around 62 degrees with somewhat cloudy skies. The low for tonight is expected to be around 44 degrees, and there is a 60 percent chance of precipitation. Tomorrow there will be a 70 percent chance of rain and a high of around 58 degrees.
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What: Learn a Strengths-Based Group Approach to Promote Boys’ Healthy Adolescent Development When: Nov. 3 and 4, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Win River Casino, Eagle Room, 2100 Redding Rancheria Road, Redding, CA 96001 Cost: $350 (full 2-day attendance required) A workshop for serv
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Typically, I would have provided you an article that came from one of the national or local news sources, however, the last several days the market projections for real estate have changed as often as the wind. Even last week, much talk was focused on how the stoppage of foreclosures will impact the real estate m
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Craig Graham happily hauled his groceries more than three miles across Redding this week without a car.
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Q: I love sweets, but I know that too much sugar is bad for me. Can I have my sweets and my health, too? A: There is nothing wrong with a little sugar once in a while. After all, it makes food taste delicious. What would a bowl of oatmeal be without a swirl of brown sugar? The problem is, most people go so far ov
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Classic songs from years past are sometimes referred to as “golden oldies.” There are political fallacies that have been around for a long time as well. These might be called brass oldies. It certainly takes a lot of brass to keep repeating fallacies that were refuted long ago.
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Pat Waldron, Redding A few campaign rules would clean up pigpen Normally I don’t care much for political cartoons, but Sunday’s struck me as entirely appropriate, and exactly the way I feel about the disgustingly dirty political mess “We the People” are being exposed to ad nauseam
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If Redding city employees really did threaten Industrial Welding owner Rocky Largent with the loss of city business because his wife, Kerrie, donated to Mayor Patrick Jones’ re-election campaign, they picked the wrong guy to threaten.
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PROBERTA - Firefighters were sent late Tuesday night to a reported residential structure fire near here.
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PROBERTA - Firefighters were sent late Tuesday night to a reported residential structure fire near here.
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The Panthers weren’t about to become the Patriots’ latest upset victim.
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The Quincy Trojans and the Esparto Spartans played in one of the more amazing games in Northern Section history Friday when the underdog Spartans defeated the first-place Trojans 66-60 in five overtimes.
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The Spartans got a set, but couldn’t bump the Vikings express off track.
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The Shasta volleyball team knows with the postseason nearing, every game is crucial for playoff seeding.
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COTTONWOOD - The debt-plagued Cottonwood Creek Watershed Group may have some life left in it.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park has chosen Gifford Construction to build a Sheraton hotel on its campus.
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RED BLUFF - Ten to 15 service positions at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff are being eliminated because they are no longer needed, said hospital president Jon Halfhide.
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Jim Reed, the Democratic challenger for Congress, piloted a supporter across the Second District on Tuesday.
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Emilee Knoell, 9, was fast off the start in the 400-meter race Tuesday at Central Valley High School.
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Like a Tim Lincecum fastball or Cody Ross home run, the San Francisco Giants’ run to the World Series has meant money to many north state businesses.
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RED BLUFF — Neither a contingent of Tea Party Patriots nor a local business group Tuesday could stop the adoption of fees meant to reduce air pollution.
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Now here’s how you celebrate the completion of a bike path. On November 6, the Bureau of Land Management and a bunch of other entities will host an “Iconic Bike Ride” from Shasta Dam to the Sundial Bridge on the newly paved Sacramento River Rail Trail. Tour organizers from BLM and other agencies will lead
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Pot harvest time has brought out thieves and some long-time residents no longer feel safe in their neighborhoods. From a disturbing article in the Anderson Valley Post: "Three weeks ago, about 11 p.m., (Pat Harris, 65) heard a knock on...
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Should candidates pledge not to run negative ads? Judging by the massive applause in the room when the idea came up in this video, it'd be hugely popular. And yet, campaign managers know what they're doing. Going negative works. I'm...
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HOLISTIC SERVICES, reasonable rates, open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 to 4, Wednesdays till 7, and by appointment.
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Do you want hope for a bright today and hopeful tomorrow? Come to His Way of Hope at the Redding Seventh-day Adventist Church.
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Plans purchased from catalogs or the internet are most likely not engineered for California!
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Olive oil milling and merriment. Pick olives and make olive oil. Talk to the producers and taste their wares. Sample local wines and relax with great music. Experience Love at First Crush on November 6th at Pacific Farms & Orchards in Gerber, CA. It's fun for the whole family!
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Recording singer/songwriters - Hook Jaw Brown at the French Gulch Hotel
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What kind of creep likes to scare people? Meet the characters behind the characters in America’s best haunts At the Dreams of Darkness in Redding, there are employees who can range from corporate account managers, teachers, ministers to accountants, ranchers, engineers and bankers by day. But by the light of the moon, th
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More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas and are away from their families. Cell Phones for Soldiers, and Wireless Connections are calling on all Americans to support for these brave men and women by donating your unused cell phones.
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There is going to be a Carnival and Haunted House at Indian Springs School in Big Bend Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th of October starting at 5 p.m.
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An olive crate on Highway 273 near Rhonda Road slowed rush-hour traffic.
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Reports compiled by Western Outdoor News. Go to www.wonews.com or subscribe at wonsubs.com. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES SMITH RIVER — Open to fishing, and this is where to be, but keep an eye on the flows and the low flow closures, although those should not be forthcoming with the forecast for on and off rain all week.
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Two men who live off Keswick Dam Road got in a dispute this afternoon, and one of them struck the other in the face with an ax, dispatchers reported.
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18668 Bay Meadows Cottonwood 96022 Today’s FDotD is in the Sunset Hills development in Cottonwood
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The world is full of talented failures -- people who either didn't live up to their abilities, or who did, but in a way that diminished their humanity and their character. God made u
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The American Legislative Exchange Council -- a conservative group of state legislators -- has released its third annual report on various states business climates offering what it calls "a clear roadmap to prosperity." In an announcement, it stresses California's low...
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A number of comments on today's editorial liken the tax break farmers and ranchers can get under the Williamson Act to some kind of welfare for the ag set. That's just a strange point of view. The Williamson Act locks...
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Shasta High School graduate Juli McGowan will share about her life as a nurse practitioner among the sick and poor in Kenya, Africa.
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 What does an Irish Deacon Pray For? Good Beer and close to home. Our local Trappist Monastery is teaming up with a local brewery to produce that heavenly brew. Here are the headlines:New C
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The fish was caught by 5' 7" Victor Seamans sometime around 1910 in the Sacramento River. Considering Victor's height, it was estimated this sturgeon was between 12 and 14 ft. long. The information and photo comes out of an undated...
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Every year for the last three years local businesses in Redding get all decked out for the Holidays and open their doors for Redding's Annual Holiday Shop Hop, an organization made up of small business owners whose mission is to raise the level of awareness of locally-owned "mom and pop" places while offering our communi
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As a mother, I made mistakes, but few that I regret as much as failing to take my children more often to visit my family and the place where I grew up.
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California Department of Transportation crews have cleared a gravel spill that closed two of three southbound Interstate 5 lanes in Shasta Lake this morning.
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"Having a Sister Makes You Happier": that was the headline on a recent article about a study finding that adolescents who have a sister are less likely to report such feelings as "I am unhappy, sad or depressed" and "I feel like no one loves me." These findings are no fluke; other studies have come to similar conclusions.
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What: Bats: Good Creatures of the Night When: Oct 30, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Special shows at noon & 2 p.m. Where: Turtle Bay Museum Learn about the only mammals who know how to fly! Corky Quirk from NorCal Bats Rescue joins us for two special shows celebrating these amazing
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Congrats to A News Cafe’s free ticket winners, Pauline Earls and Lyn Regan. They’re going to the AAUW Home Tour and the Shasta Wildlife Rescue’s
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From the tail end of an LA Times piece headlined "Money bolsters both sides of Prop. 19 debate:" The No on 19 campaign has spent $10,000 to run a similar ad in Redding and Chico. "Prop. 19 would allow big-rig...
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A Red Bluff woman got back nearly $500 worth of merchandise stolen from her unlocked car this morning when a Tehama County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic enforcement stop and arrested the alleged burglars, Sheriff Clay D. Parker said.
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It's good to have personal stuff. As I write this, I'm sitting at my desk, in my chair, with music playing and the dog curled up at my feet. Still have some unpacking to do, so I've gone over to OneWord to get their prompt.The word is "shore." As always, you get 60 seconds to write.
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“Dude, you’re making Pruno. That’s what they drink in jail,” he said with a smirk. I shook my head. “No man, it’s Federweißer. I looked it up in
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Temperatures today should reach a high of about 65 degrees, with slightly foggy skies before 11 a.m. Sunshine is expected for the rest of the day, and light winds are expected to pick up to 7 to 10 mph tonight. The low for tonight should be around 41 degrees. Expect more clouds tomorrow and a 50 percent chance of rain
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If Catholics and Christians actually used the commandments as their guide for voting, if fact, a guide for living, what a different world this would be.
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I like the old translation of Ephesians 5:22-24 better than the new one. What is the difference? Instead of “subordinate,” the old translation says “wives should be submissive to their husbands…”Now be
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What: A Night of Worship and Information About Mission Work in Kenya When: Friday (Oct. 29), 7 p.m. Where: Little Country Church, 873 Canby Road, Redding Living Room Ministries International is hosting the evening’s events. Juli McGowan, a 1997 graduate of Shasta High School, will be speaking a
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Need a reason to vote no on Proposition 25, the majority-vote budget initiative? How about 10 million of them?
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No one can doubt the low opinion most Californians have about the politicians they send to Sacramento. Favorable ratings for legislators in most polls run barely over 30 percent.
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Pam Hughes, Redding Not voting looks best on Measures A and B After studying information on the pamphlet provided with my vote-by-mail ballot, I believe the only vote that will communicate my opinion to is abstain altogether on Redding Measures A and B. A vote either way will simply be used by one party
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Corning’s Victoria Owens captures the Northern Athletic League girls tennis singles championship with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Anderson’s Yui Gabriele on Monday.
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Lake Shasta is again on the rise following a wet weekend in the north state.
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After a couple of stints in the Navy working on jet fighters, Larry Kelly turned himself into a self-made electrical engineer with a promising career. It was a career that would be cut short, but from tragedy’s depths Kelly found inspiration.
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Sometimes pack ratting pays. Dan Cannon, Redding parks superintendent, has warehoused every one of the roughly 50 Sundial Bridge glass deck panels broken since the span opened in mid-2004.
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Shasta County’s two-month string of declining home sales snapped in September.
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An Anderson police officer whose partner is accused of raping a woman he was transporting to jail was fired Monday, Anderson police said.
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A 43-year-old Burney man convicted last month of molesting three children was sentenced Monday to three life terms, plus an additional 20 years.
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In 1910: The Cottonwood Ladies Aid Tea Socials were quite popular. Mrs. T.R. Lafffoon entertained at her home, where social chatting and games formed the principle pastimes. The proceeds of her social amounted to $4. A spelling contest took place, and the winner took home a large lemon tied with bows of blue ribbon. Mr
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Two Tehama County women driving through a rain-swollen creek had to be rescued Monday morning after their sport utility vehicles got stuck and one was swept about 100 feet downstream, sheriff deputies reported.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park has received a $10,000 grant from U.S. Bank, the Redding-based educational institution announced Monday.
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange walked off the set of a CNN interview when the questions got personal. Here's the clip....
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Thought of his much-ridiculed battle against ice cream trucks in the Parkview neighborhood while reading this hilarious New Yorker piece about the blower war that has divided upscale Orinda....
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Two Tehama County women driving through a rain-swollen creek had to be rescued this morning after their sport utility vehicles got stuck with one being swept about 100 feet downstream, sheriff deputies reported.
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It's no secret that the Redding City Council is trying to rein in benefit costs, but I hadn't heard -- in so many words -- what Patrick Jones says in this video clip from a recent town-hall. Namely, that a...
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According to a recent article in Smart Money, the minimum credit score to get the best rates and terms on a mortgage just increased by 40 points. A FICO score of 680 use to be the break-point between great credit and good credit. Now the line has been upped to 720,  according to Smart Money author AnnaMaria And
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Since NPR's sacking of Juan Williams (who seems to have fallen upward into a generous contract with Fox News) last week, the right's been calling for the de-funding of public broadcasting. Now, first of all, I think NPR made a...
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It appears Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers' Association, and Assemblyman Jim Nielsen will be speaking at this evening's meeting of the Redding Tea Party: Time: October 25, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm Location: Bonneyview Baptist/Destiny Fellowship [2570...
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A four-year Anderson police officer whose partner is accused of raping a woman he was transporting to jail was fired today, Anderson police announced this morning.
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The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office released today the names of two people it believes were killed earlier this month in a fire near Hayfork.
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For senior citizens choosing their Medicare drug plan for next year, there will be somewhat fewer options thanks to new rules. Republicans (including Rep. Wally Herger) argue it's misguided paternalism. A coalition of liberal-leaning groups say simplification of a dizzying...
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NOAA offers a winter La Nina forecast: Another Winter of Extremes in Store for U.S. as La Niña Strengthens The Pacific Northwest should brace for a colder and wetter than average winter, while most of the South and Southeast will...
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The Foothill High School football team edged out Paradise for the top spot in the first Northern Section Division I playoff points standings released this morning by the section office.
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I've known where some of the historic bricks from the abandoned and deteriorating brick buildings at Shasta have ended up. Many were used to build buildings on California and Market Streets in Redding. When those buildings were demolished to make...
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It is 4:00 a.m. As I sit here listening to the rain pouring down, we are in the middle of one of the worst storms I have ever seen. Every now and then you hear a big crash as the...
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Here is the Re-Mix from the ministry faire Video. The presentation has been shortened and contains a narration of who we are, and a invitation to join our special community..... I know, I know, We are just way too cool!
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2945 Sporting Ct Redding CA 96001 According to records, today’s FDotD is an unwanted asset of the Bank of America. One presumes they didn’t
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My first batch of small curly stars, made in the lovely cotton cloth chosen by Etsian Scootercrafty, are finished. Here they are without their Kawaii faces. I really like the pattern on the material. It has soft curl patterns so perfect for the star design. Here they are with their little eyes and mouths. I [...]
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Northstatehomes.com recently went through a massive makeover. One interesting new feature is the Homeshow view. You pick out some search parameters, and the resulting homes are presented as a video slideshow. Much like watching a custom made TV show of homes in your desired range of location and price. It's unique, and i
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If there are so many preservatives in your food that it looks the same years later, I think we've got a problem. Click here...
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That’s the claim of Spike Your Juice. We’re going to find out if it works. For $10 usd, you get an airlock that fits a 64 oz bottle of grape juice, and some packets of the wine yeast. I bought some Welches C
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The north state will get a chance to dry off today after this past weekend’s rainstorms, but more rain is likely to fall later this week, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Mostly sunny skies, calm winds and a high temperature near 59 are in Redding’s forecast for today, but there’s also a
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Luke 12: 51-53 Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. From now on a househo
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What: Come Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos! When: Saturday (Oct. 30), 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant The evening includes a Reception for Dia De Los Muertos-Inspired Work by Joan Pechanec, Kathleen Patton, Gay Bawanan, Lynette Penick, Sean Randall, Troy Hawkins, Elliott Rog
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If we had been in Redding, in August, I could never have convinced my partner, Troy, to walk anywhere. Let alone walk in an unfamiliar neighborhood, to a loosely recommended restaurant, an unknown distance away. But it was 70 degrees when we arrived in Portland after a long, hot drive from Boise, and he got caught up in my
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President Obama and an out-of-touch Congress have overseen an unprecedented growth in government that is hurting our economy, killing jobs, has driven us further into debt, and has put our future prosperity and our freedoms at risk. Today, forty one cents out of every dollar spent at the federal level is borrowed
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I was very disappointed to read Dr. Richard Malotky’s two recent articles regarding global warming. One of the most distressing things was Dr. Malotky’s need to disparage the motives of scientists doing research in this field and mock the intelligence of people who disagree with him. To be fair, there have al
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Camp Latieze stands as a warning for any family that might want to leave a legacy: It’s not just the thought that counts, but the money too.
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Carolyn Hemelt, Redding Stop socialism; vote Republican What in the world is happening to our country?
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A record rain fell on Redding, making for a soggy Sunday. The rain gauge at Redding Municipal Airport read 3.1 inches as of 5:30 p.m. Sunday, with more rain expected to trickle in after sundown, said Drew Peterson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Sacramento office. The rainfall total sank the old rec
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Permit costs for operating privately owned houseboats on a pair of north state lakes are going up for the first time in about 12 years.
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Three years to the month after it opened in Redding, regional discount retailer BIMORE Spend Less announced that it’s closing.
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Two burglary suspects were arrested Sunday night after police found them hiding in the attic of a Redding home.
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"It's not true that bipartisanship is dead in Washington. There's a perfect bipartisan conspiracy to bankrupt the country." So says Will Marshall. The context is here....
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A rock slide this afternoon spilled onto Highway 36 at its junction with Platina Road in Western Shasta County.
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MEN: Be warned, this blog post contains content that may not be suitable for you. Feel free to return to your Giants victory celebration. It may be safer for your tender souls.Ladies, I know you’ll get what I’m saying here.Yesterday, I shopped. Til I dropped. Y’all know by now I’m not m
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The story of the first two inmates at the Anderson Jail needs to be told the way it was written. Rewriting it would diminish it. This is the newspaper article: Back in 2008 I wrote a Travelin' in Time story...
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Way back in September, Gary & I bought tickets to the Bridge School Benefit Concert, held this weekend in Mountain View, CA (about 250 miles south of here, south of San Francisco). We lined up a hotel, a rental car, had our maps, and were totally organized.
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I don't watch enough television, apparently, as I hadn't caught this ad until someone sent a link today: That's a devastating little mashup (one with which Tom McClintock would agree), but beyond the dynamics of this particular race, the sad...
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I went to Wal-Mart yesterday. I’ll admit it. I do try to stay out of there—shop local, all that. However, one of the things I’ve learned this year is that Wal-Mart’s pharmacy is darn hard to beat on prescription drugs—especially some of the ridiculously expensive ones I’ve been burning through lately.
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Three people suffered minor injuries in a wreck involving a small Nissan pickup and a small Toyota truck on Riverside Avenue near Loop Street in Anderson this morning that partially blocked the roadway.
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Here is the Video that was played along with the Sermon at today's Mass on Stewardship. What a great turnout for the Ministry Faire that was held in the Parish hall after all the Masses this weekend
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Candace Watson reminded me of this popular song/poem last night while driving to Mt. Shasta for dinner. Sure was a big part of my childhood. We had a framed print of it in our family home....
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Steady moderate to heavy rain and strong winds are easing across the north state early this afternoon as a record-breaking early season storm slogs out of the area.
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Confessions of A Callous Cartoonist, or How To Cheese-Off Your Editor, Most of the City and Your Dog Without Really Trying Very Hard:
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Jim Reed, Fall River Mills Shasta County is badly shortchanged Monday’s editorial questioned the figures I have been using in my campaign and suggested that the north state is only slightly below average in receiving federal spending. I disagree and believe the editorial misled readers on the compar
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In the evening chill of early fall, a shiver is intensified; old and new memories surface with the knowledge that October is designated as the national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is ironically appropriate as I can think of few things spookier than an intense altercation between intimate partners. Except the te
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California’s 2nd Congressional District — which sprawls across 10 north-central California counties from the Oregon border to the northern suburbs of Sacramento — deserves better representation in Washington, D.C.
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Workers ceded pay to win benefits Incumbent City Council candidate Rick Bosetti’s campaign is based on a half truth. He states in numerous campaign ads that the city of Redding pays the entire cost of employees’ PERS contribution, which is technically true. Only employers can make these payments. He wants yo
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Premier Solutions is a new specialized vocational agency dedicated to providing employment services for developmentally disabled adults.
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SHASTA LAKE — Some Shasta Lake neighborhoods have gone to pot. Just take a big whiff outside. It’s pretty obvious that pungent smell isn’t coming from zucchini gardens.
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North state Catholic schools are changing the way they do business.
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Halloween is the time to embrace your inner ghoul, and enjoy your little ghoulie while he or she frolics the neighborhood collecting goodies. The Internet can help you get even more fun out of the festivities.
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Even when you’ve had a virtual flock of fledglings with your mate, there’s got to be some romance to woo her back into the nest.
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ANDERSON — Forty-five-year-old John Nyberg of Redding was in a pretty good mood Saturday, despite being homeless and having a tooth pulled.
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A popular family carnival that promotes literacy and good health will be held for the third time Saturday at the Redding Library.
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The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) will present information on Medicare 2011 and health care reform.
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California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection investigators have yet to pin down the cause of a 16-acre fire in Oak Run last month.
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I recently was visiting our local DMV, and two things were brought to my attention.
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In 1910: The city of Redding lost to P. Kill, the Calaboose Creek property owner who resisted city workmen by force of arms when an attempt was made to blow up the earthworks he had constructed. Mayor Gronwoldt declared Kill was acting within his rights in building up his land to keep his land free of the floodwaters.
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Ice chest? Check. Water mister? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Hat? Check Injury and illness plan outlined in employee manual? Oh-oh.
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For many investors the first 10 years of our new millennium the market basically ended where it started thanks to the technology wreck and financial crisis. We now refer to this period as the “lost decade” because it stole 10 years of needed growth from personal financial plans and left pensions dangerously underfunded
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In the pre-Industrial age, people went to bed early and were up with the sun, following the sun cycle.
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The Shasta College football team couldn’t muster up one final scoring drive and fell to College of the Redwoods 26-21 in Eureka on Saturday.
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Dear Babe: I have a color photo of George Foreman’s knockout punch of Michael Moorer. I got the photo from The Associated Press. George signed it for me on a cruise.
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I recently took a walk in the woods near Dunsmuir with Bob Powers, a professional forester who’s been hanging out in the woods for over half a century. I was hoping he could teach me something about the forests that surround our town.
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Q: Sometimes when I’m fishing at night from shore off the coast, I can’t always tell exactly what I’ve caught. Figuring out the difference in the dark between the perches that have different size restrictions can also be hard. I don’t want to break any laws, but I usually like to take one fish home to eat. If I do
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They cost hundreds of dollars. Their use is limited to cold-water scenarios where you may have to swim. But for many outdoors enthusiasts — including sea kayakers, divers, and sailors in cold climates — a dry suit is an essential, life-preserving piece of gear.
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The Redding Missfits Bandits girls travel soccer team beat the River City Select Red Raiders 2-0 at Tanzanite Park on Saturday.
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For the first time since 2007, the River Bowl Trophy is on the west side of the Sacramento River after the Shasta High School football team beat Enterprise 53-20 at Thompson Field on Friday.
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@Gr-body 8/9 bold lede SA:Bicycle Community Potluck Lunch: Noon to 3 p.m. at Carpet Mart, 905 Locust St., Redding. This is a post-ride carbo fest. Information: 246-0203.
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I thought it was about time to perhaps start writing about steelhead.
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Getting high the old fashioned way, one step at a time, can make your day quite memorable. Take it from me, a semi-young guy with semi-old lungs and wobbly legs and a heart that still beats now and then. Add a tireless friend named Ed, a late start in the day and a road that ends at Black Butte.
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We flew into Ankara, the capital of Turkey. From there we were under the direction of the Maupin Touring Agency, and we were loaded on a Mercedes bus with about 30 others. We first saw the Atatürk Memorial, which honored Turkey’s first president. He succeeded in turning the country toward a more western ideology
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Want to eat healthier? Every boxed, canned and packaged food item contains nutrition facts that can help you make healthier choices for your family. Knowing how to read a nutrition label is important for choosing foods with healthy ingredients. Understanding food labels can also help you avoid selecting foods with hidden f
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Just the other morning my mind turned back in time, as it often does. Do you recall the days when your little ones would be glued to the TV set watching “Romper Room”? Our sons Jim and Tim appeared on one of the nationwide shows with Miss Rosemary for a few weeks. The productions were in Hollywood: Living in So
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We are currently in the throes of soccer season in our family. We spend our Saturdays sitting on astro turf in triple digit heat faithfully cheering on our three players. It’s been a blast watching our kids grow in their skills and enjoy the game.
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Dear Straight Talk, I don’t like my stepsister and have to share a room with her when she stays with us. I was so mad at her I secretly took a picture of her when she was naked. It seemed funny at the time even though I knew it was wrong. I sent it to my boyfriend because he doesn’t like her either, even though he thi
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What: Mercy Hospice Offers Coping with the Holidays Grief Workshop When: Tuesday, (Oct. 26), 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Mercy Oaks - Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs, 100 Mercy Oaks Drive Cost: Free Mercy Medical Center Redding Hospice Services will be hosting the annual “Coping with the Ho
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The Spooky Lagoon haunted house at the Redding Aquatic Center has been canceled tonight due to bad weather.
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I found the following small newspaper article and this photo dated July 15, 1947. It must have been a well known tree at the time. My first thought was, "Does it still exist"? Does anyone remember it? Was it burned...
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Remember this classic VW Beetle spot from the late Sixties?...
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Here’s an Eagle Ridge beauty, resplendent in foreclosure glory. Ready for new owners to take a chance on the future. This home is listed as a 2493 sq ft 4/3 built in 2002. Those were the days. This is a nice neighborhood. There
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Emergency personnel were sent this morning to a two-vehicle traffic accident on Highway 299 near the Buckhorn Summit.
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Regretably Mother Nature is not cooperating and will rain on our tour. With much regret, we are cancelling. Not all is lost though. We've changed the date to Friday, November 5th. Same time, same place. A few things will be...
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To be honest, I don't have much. All I have is a postcard in mint condition with the photo on the front and a little bit of history information on the back. Here it is in its entirety:...
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Bridgette Brick-Wells, founder of the Healthy Lunch & Lifestyles Project working in Shasta, Tehama and Butte Counties; Gina Sims, Garden Coordinator at Chico Country Day Charter School a
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A series of Pacific storms will move through the north state this weekend with about a quarter-inch of rain expected to fall in the Redding area today and up to a half-inch in the high elevations, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. South to southeast winds today should be between 11 mph to 14 mph
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Turns out Clay Cavender is perfectly fine. The Wolves' female kicker Ellie Oliver? She was simply perfect.
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As the rain began to pour down in the second half, the metaphorical rain also began to fall on the 5-3 West Valley Eagles as they lost 53-13 to the Wheatland Pirates on Saturday night in Cottonwood.
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Throw out the records when Anderson High’s football team plays Central Valley, because in the past four seasons, it doesn’t even matter.
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Fresh off getting their first win of the season, the Knights are now seeking ... revenge?
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Jerry Brown has had plenty of good teams since he took over as Shasta College head women’s basketball coach back in 1994.
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For the fourth time in its history, the River Bowl returned to the west side of the river. Shasta scored on eight of its first nine possessions to cruise to a 53-20 win over crosstown rival Enterprise in River Bowl XVIII at Thompson Field on Friday.
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Ken Archuleta, Burney Her proven skill? Repeating herself So, the Record Searchlight prefers a “dynamic and proven executive” (and proven non-voter) over a two-term governor who was notoriously stingy with state money, who was elected twice, and left a surplus in the treasury, because of her s
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Aside from their political views, it’s striking how much Sen. Barbara Boxer and her Republican opponent, Carly Fiorina, have in common.
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The U.S. Forest Service has notified owners of private houseboats on Lake Shasta and Trinity Lake that their permit fees will increase by more than 80 percent.
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Today in History: Oct. 23, 2010
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For many local folks who rarely travel more than 100 miles out of Redding, let alone into some of the big cities such as Sacramento, San Francisco or L.A., we are about to experience the metering light. The lamps were installed a couple of weeks ago, but have not yet gone active.
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Shasta County’s unemployment rate rose to 15.2 percent in September, the state Employment Development Department reports, while California as a whole saw the jobless rate hold steady even as the number of nonfarm payroll jobs dropped by 63,600.
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Two candidates, both with extensive law enforcements backgrounds, face off in the Nov. 2 runoff for Siskiyou County sheriff.
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Redding is investigating a complaint three of its employees threatened a local business with an election-related boycott.
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DUNSMUIR — As Election Day approaches, no one can say Dunsmuir’s denizens don’t get involved.
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Area businesses and labor unions are making the majority of campaign contributions to both candidates in the Shasta County Board of Supervisors District 5 race.
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What started nearly 30 years ago as a way to help schools and other groups has turned into a full-time business.
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The Shasta Wolves football team reclaimed the River Bowl trophy tonight with a 53-20 win over their crosstown rival, the Enterprise Hornets.
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Police officers, medics and tow trucks are responding this evening to Churn Creek Road near Commercial Way for a three-vehicle accident.
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That particular issue has become a big one in the race for governor, with Meg Whitman making a tax cut a key part of her game plan and Jerry Brown denouncing it as an unaffordable giveaway to the rich. But...
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Redding is investigating a complaint three of its employees threatened a local business with an election-related boycott.
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Last week Record Searchlight Editor Silas Lyons e-mailed to ask if I’d write a few words about my former “Buzz on the Street” colleague David Benda, who that afternoon was being feted for his 20 years of service at the paper. I happily obliged.
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Chris Darker, head of the Redding-based United Public Employees of California local, apparently isn't too impressed with the Greater Redding Chamber's endorsement of Gary Cadd. This lengthy letter went out today to Chamber members. The conclusion: Other labor leaders and...
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Here I thought this one would be difficult. Not so! "toe2toe" was the first to post a guess, and the guess was a winner! The motel was located at 2915 Market Street, Redding. Congratulations toe2toe! You win yourself a $10...
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Joe Unger has knack for growing tomatoes in Redding.
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Home and garden events include an interactive children's exhibit and a floral design class.
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Winter squash should keep for months.
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Redding gardener Bill Keep shares his thoughts about the book, "Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web."
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Blake Dorsey turned his Redding backyard into a meditative garden with a Zen rake garden as the centerpiece.
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Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul—From Youth by Samuel Ullman I will address this to all of you who voted for President Obama in 2008, but are not committed to voting in th
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Our own, soon-to-be lame-ducked Arnold Schwarzenegger, reports the Bee. This year - Schwarzenegger's last as governor - he rejected 28.77 percent of the 1,029 regular session bills that reached his desk. He set the record for vetoes in 2008 by...
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Christmas season already? Must be, judging from this press release from the owners of South Coast Plaza, Orange County's famous shopping mall. Excerpt: South Coast Plaza's 96-foot holiday tree will arrive (Monday) with a "tweet" this year. The truck driver...
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When “M*A*S*H” opens on Thursday (Oct. 28) at McLaughlin Theatre in Redding, audiences will quickly discover that the production is far more than just a play. Director Wade Riggs calls
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California Highway Patrol officers responded to southbound Interstate 5 at Diamond Avenue this afternoon in Red Bluff for a report of about 20 to 25 small cars racing down the busy freeway.
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Jumping on the latest unemployment news -- which, hey, is what candidates do -- Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina's campaign blames Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer for California's persistent joblessness. A snippet from a statement Fiorina's people just sent out: Barbara...
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Shasta County's unemployment rate rose to 15.2 percent in September, say newly released figures from the state Employment Development Department.
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An Associated Press story published in the R-S today includes an astonishing number: Infrastructure spending in the U.S. stands at 2 percent of the country's gross domestic product- half what it was in 1960 - compared with approximately 9 percent...
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The Wall St. Journal columnist diagnoses the nation's political mood very well today, but I can't help thinking about our own congressman when I read this paragraph: That establishment, composed largely of 50- to 75-year-olds who came to Washington during...
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Erin Friedman -- a regular commenter in these parts -- tweets something wise: Purple envelope absentee ballots here in Shasta Co. require 61 cents postage. Why not print "Extra Postage Required" on the mail piece?...
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Highway 44 was closed this morning in Lassen County due to an overturned big rig
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Here's an unhappy study out of Southern Oregon: Clear-cut logging and related road-building in the 1950s and 1960s in southern Oregon's Siskiyou Mountains disrupted soil stability and led to unprecedented soil erosion made worse during heavy rainstorms, report University of...
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This guy's refreshingly candid. Unlike the guy who's sent me three mailers in the past fortnight imploring me to check out "his plan" for California....
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Where was this motel located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! Okay, history people. To win today's contest, you'll have to name the street address and the street name of this Redding motel. If you're the first person...
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Today’s FDotD is a 2732 sq ft 4/3 on 10 acres built at the height of the bubble in 2005. According to records, it looks like it’s now a remainder asset of the failed IndyMac Bank, now a part of OneWest. There are a few more phot
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My stab at adhering to the Paleo diet is not going well. My common sense wants to squash it. I don’t eat red meat or pork. Love chickens and tuna and salmon. Love vegetables but dang, it will soon be way post-harvest, no more local veggies. Practicality is whispering in my ear – ”too expensive.” I
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Despite delays, he's hopeful of a Big League Dreams park in Hercules. A park in Manteca is blamed for poaching business from the BLD park in Redding. Excerpt from the San Jose paper: Big League Dreams development consultant Pat Kight...
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It's hard to imagine anyone being surprised that multi-billion estimates of the eventual size Fannie/Freddie federal bailout would turn out to be wildly lower than reality. But even though this news about the tr
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Spotted this critter meditating under the porch light this morning. An eye-catching line from the Wikipedia entry on Mantis behavior: “The reason for sexual cannibalism has been debated.” Really? Apparently, I missed those
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A mobile home burned to the ground this morning in the Anderson area.
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We might get a few sprinkles, but the show will go on! Dress appropriate and bring an umbrella just in case. That area is known by the locals as being in the "Banana Belt" meaning that when it's raining in...
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A pair of Red Bluff men were arrested Thursday night on suspicion of possessing marijuana and concentrated cannabis after they were pulled over by deputies on Highway 36
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OK, yes, I've featured Social D on Video Friday before.But this t
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Anderson police and Shasta County sheriff's deputies arrested a 30-year-old parolee Thursday evening while serving a warrant at an Anderson home.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles Times/USC poll is showing that about half of the likely voters asked say they will vote against Proposition 19, the ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in California.
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If you live in the Redding area, you'd better get your umbrellas out. Today, the National Weather Service says to expect a 20 percent chance of showers. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 66 degrees.
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What: 9th annual Celebrity Soup Kitchen When: Thursday (Oct. 28), 4:30 - 8 p.m. Where: Veteran’s Hall, 1605 Yuba St., Redding Cost: $12 Rain and cooler weather are a welcome sight to many North State residents, but for seniors on a fixed income they are a sign of higher energy bi
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• The older I get, the more modest my goals ... i.e., I would like to wash my hands without splashing the front of my pants. • Idle thought while hanging out with idle people: They need to hang out with a better quality person. • I'm not unobservant ... I'm just heavily medicated...
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Even with a close loss to Foothill, Shasta High School remained at No. 2 in the Northern Section prep football media poll among Division I schools.
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In an increasingly desperate attempt to develop a narrative for the coming Democratic collapse, the Democrats have indulged themselves in what for half a century they’ve habitually attributed to the American right — the paranoid style in American politics. The talk is of dark conspiracies — secret money
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In today’s economy, it stretches the boundaries of the imagination to foresee the state of California building a new university campus anywhere, let alone in little old, out-of-the-way Redding.
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Q. What do you think about the current controversy about building a mosque in New York City several blocks away from ground zero? First of all, it is a multi-culture center. The Masjid is only one part of the proposed plan which includes Christian and Jewish places of worship and cultural activities. We must remember that A
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Rhett Mann, Redding Party politics is failing California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s having to battle Republicans on pension reform is another good example of why I’ve now registered independent, and support the tea party movement.
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Thomas Spear, Redding What has become of our democracy? Your editorial board recommends a No note on Proposition 25. A Yes vote would give the majority of our elected officials, as willed by the vote of the people, the ability to pass a budget for our great state, after legal negotiation and compromise.
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A 54-year-old Redding man was charged Thursday with 25 felony counts of fraud for allegedly swindling Bethel Church members out of an estimated $694,901 in a Ponzi-style scheme.
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It began as Western Star Lodge No. 98. It was later mistakenly changed to Western Star Lodge No. 2, when it really should have been No. 1.
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Today in History: Oct. 22, 2010
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Rather than call police when their drinking partner fell — or was pushed — off a nearly 200-foot cliff, two students at a Redding Bible school tried first to reach the severely wounded man and pray him back to life, a lawsuit alleges.
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Redding animal regulation officers Thursday took two pit bulls from an apartment after the dogs allegedly attacked a man in a wheelchair while he was taking his dog out.
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Sean Weaver could be considered a freak of nature in William Fruth’s world.
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A Dec. 7 trial date has been scheduled for a 21-year-old Redding man accused of vehicular manslaughter in connection with the death of a 21-year-old Redding woman last month.
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Getaways to Squaw Valley, Eureka, Mendocino, Disneyland, Legoland and Mt. Shasta are just a few of the featured attractions of KIXE’s annual holiday auction.
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Students at Grand Oaks Elementary School got to swing, pitch and dunk with Shasta College athletes Thursday at the Gateway Unified School District’s 12th annual Full Speed Day.
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Whew! Our old host had become creaky and slow. So we moved FDotD to a new high speed server. In an effort to keep our site as fast and sleek as possible, we decided to archive the old posts and start anew. If you are looking for an older post, you can click on the link in the sidebar to the right. Meanwhile, lets
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The Enterprise Hornets and Shasta Wolves meet for their annual crosstown rivalry game dubbed "The River Bowl."
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All week, both Enterprise and Shasta players stressed what River Bowl XVIII means to them: the chance to play for the past, present and future teams of their respected schools and most importantly, the community. That and of course the desire to absolutely dismantle each other.
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Liberty Christian snapped Redding Christian's 10-game winning streak with a five-set home victory on Thursday, 25-23, 25-23, 14-25, 18-25, 15-7.
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The West Valley High boys swim team won every event while cruising to its 11th straight NAL Championship title Thursday.
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What: Muletown String Band Pumpkin Stomp Barn Dance When: Oct. 30; 5-6 p.m. line dancing lesson; 6-9 p.m. dance and eat to the tunes of the Muletown string band. Where: Old School in Old Shasta (299 West and French Alley) Cost: $10, tickets are available at the door Costume encouraged
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Tune in to ’Doni & Friends’ Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon on KCNR 1460 AM. This week’s show was pre-recorded, so you can’t call in. But you can hear Doni and her interior-design guest (and twin) Shelly Shively discuss how to decorate for the holidays. 
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A mudslide on Highway 299 about 30 miles west of Weaverville is blocking both lanes of traffic.
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The Economist reports on the trends in forest management across our southern border: Over 75% of Mexico's forests, which range from temperate spruce and fir to tropical rainforest, are controlled by local communities, either ejidos or indigenous groups. Most were...
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ROSEVILLE (AP) — A regional mall just outside Sacramento was ablaze Thursday after police arrested a man who had barricaded himself inside.
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Charles W. Wilcox was the first settler in the upper part of the Fall River Valley. In 1872 he purchased the rights to the land from an Indian that eventually became the Wilcox Ranch. Wilcox immediately set to work clearing...
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Two pit bulls were seized this afternoon by Redding Animal Regulations officers after they allegedly attacked a man in a wheelchair who was walking his dog.
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Here's a cool way to celebrate a accomplishment years in the making. On Nov. 6 The Bureau of Land Management is holding an "Iconic Bike Ride" from Shasta Dam along the freshly paved route all the way downstream to the...
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Business interests gave generously to three fiscally conservative Redding City Council candidates in an eleventh-hour campaign to combat a trio of challengers strongly supported by employee unions.
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Redding home prices slipped downward in the third quarter to $122/square foot on average for a 1500-2000 square foot home.  That represents about $4/square foot less than the 2nd quarter of 2010. The number of homes listed for sale dropped from the August high-point of 1649 to 1521 this week. Pending home sales
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A Dec. 7 trial date has been scheduled for a 21-year-old Redding man accused of vehicular manslaughter in connection with the death of a 21-year-old Redding woman last month.
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In an editorial, the Bee commemorates the 20th anniversary of "Sacramento Shade." Why doesn't Redding steal a good idea like that?...
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One of the revelations in the Rolling Stones guitarist's just-published memoir, via the New York Times: Then there are the other health hazards that the book describes (besides drug abuse). Like electrocution. "My most spectacular one was in Sacramento....
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1. Jakob Martin’s “Leave The Light On” 8 p.m. tonight at Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant, 1790 Market St., Redding. Soul, blues, folk and acoustic repertoire. Call 229-9449. Go to www.vintagedowntown.com.
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This month, Redding photographer Paul Higley presents a series of photographs as a benefit for the Pablove Foundation to fight pediatric cancer. Today also marks the end of a cycling adventure for the foundation, from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles. I caught up with Paul to chat about his work and his cycling adventure.
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Expanding a business in a bad recession would seem counterintuitive. Not for Mike Dill, owner of Dill’s Deli, the popular breakfast and lunch spot on Caterpillar Road in north Redding.
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Go ahead, get your beer on. But with all the places in town, how does one choose a drinking establishment? Well, there are plenty of places in town to get a drink, but for those beer aficionados out there, check out the Ale House.
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Summer Schappell, Shasta County’s country singing sensation in the making, takes the next step on the road to stardom Friday at Win-River Casino in a performance to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — An activist who attends government meetings around California in a clown suit to criticize officials has been charged with making criminal threats against the city clerk in Bell.
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If you didn't already know, Simpson University is now offering the Senior community affordable courses in the Redding Campus. This is an exciting opportunit
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Wally's a hypocrite, Robert Speer writes in the Chico News & Review: One of the mantras House Republicans, including our own Rep. Wally Herger, have been repeating for months is that the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act--otherwise known as the...
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The National Weather Service says that today in Redding it will be sunny with a high year 71 degrees. Tonight, a storm blows in bringing with it a 30 percent chance of showers and a low around 49 degrees.That 30 percent chance of showers carries in to Friday, where temperatures will dip to a high 67.
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What: Westside Performing Arts presents the play M*A*S*H When: Oct. 28-31 and Nov. 4-5. Doors open at 6 p.m.; Showtime at 7 p.m. Sunday Matinee: doors open at 1 p.m., showtime at 2 p.m. Where: McLaughlin Theatre, 1805 Sequoia Street, Redding WE Multimedia, in conjunction with Westside Perfor
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Fall is here and it’s time for haunted houses, corn mazes and hay rides. It’s also a great time to head out for a drive and pick up a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. Here’s a brief history of the jack-
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This just might be the year. Yep, it just might be. The year that I get a flu shot. Since my wife started getting an annual flu vaccine several years ago, she has hardly gotten sick at all. When I came down with some nasty virus that laid me low for the better part of a week last December (possibly H1N1),
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Warren Spector says gaming must go mainstream to survive. As a girl gamer, I agree. "The geeks have inherited the earth, now what are we going to do with it?" he asked a cheering audience at the annual Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle. Spector, who has been developing role-playing tabletop games...
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I have not picked on single candidates this year, beyond highlighting how a few typify the abuses evident in this years election. I am making this exception because Bill Miller, in Alaska, has shown himself to be beyond dumb. On Sunday the Republican Senate candidate, Bill Miller, embraced the idea of turning the
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Rhett Mann, Redding Party politics is failing California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s having to battle Republicans on pension reform is another good example of why I’ve now registered independent, and support the tea party movement.
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As a wife, I understand where Ginni Thomas is coming from.
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For anyone who appreciates a feisty political contest or at least an honest choice on the ballot, the north state’s races for California Assembly and Senate are a let-down.
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Thomas Spear, Redding What has become of our democracy? Your editorial board recommends a No note on Proposition 25. A Yes vote would give the majority of our elected officials, as willed by the vote of the people, the ability to pass a budget for our great state, after legal negotiation and compromise.
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Two-way starters may be passé in college football and other parts of prep football.
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Shasta’s “Werewolf” defense has returned. With no real standouts and an undersized bunch, Shasta prides itself on a team-defense mentality where players fly to the ball carrier.
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The Shasta County Board of Education is trying to learn if it can sell Camp Latieze.
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The Shasta and Enterprise boys soccer teams proved Wednesday that the rivalry between the two exists in more than just the River Bowl.
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The philanthropic McConnell Foundation has bought a tucked-away outdoor haven north of Shasta College known to those who have fished its bass ponds and even skied there.
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A 19-year-old Lake California man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl.
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County won’t be adopting development impact fees anytime soon, the Board of Supervisors decided this week.
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RED BLUFF — Nearly a year after rejecting an initial proposal, Tehama County supervisors are poised to vote next week on a set of new-construction fees aimed at reducing air pollution.
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Domenic D’Acquisto won the boys race in 15:29 to lead the Hornets to a win.
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Rising over the Sacramento River, the bluffs that run through the middle of Redding are among the north state’s most pristine vistas, their brown, rubbly cliff faces greeting visitors who come to town along the Highway 44 corridor.
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The Williamson Act will receive a $10 million boost after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 683 on Tuesday to give it some much-needed funding.
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ANDERSON — Homeless veterans who have legal problems could get some much-needed help during this weekend’s Stand Down at the Shasta District Fair grounds.
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The Tehama District Fair grounds is hosting two full days of fiddling around this weekend for the 28th Annual Western Open Fiddle Championships.
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Today in History: Oct. 21, 2010
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Informed consent is a term we’ve all heard, but really do not completely understand. We hear it about a pending surgery, medical treatment, counseling, medications etc. But what does it mean?
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REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University announced today its partnership with the North State Symphony, which will be showcasing the world premiere of Dr. Dan Pinkston’s first full symphony—Symphony No. 1. The concert, Aspects of Enchantment, directed by Dr. Kyle Wiley Pickett, will also include excerpts from Mendelssohn
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Don't forget... Tomorrow, Thursday, October 21, 2010 is Redding's Second Annual Think Pink Extravaganza at "Chop Chix" located at 2051 Hilltop Drive, Suite A-3. For a minimum donation of $10, and from 10am - 6pm...receive any of the following services: * Haircut * Pink Rock Toes
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Sunday midafternoon, my wife and I were on a bike ride around the River Trail. I swear this guy was not me, this comment notwithstanding. --- UPDATE --- Oops, link fixed. Thanks for the heads-up....
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[Note: It is extraordinarily hard to find good figures on what the tax cuts will cost next year. Many like to talk about what it will cost over ten years, a figure so high most Americans cannot grasp its meaning. I am following the well researched and balanced figures used here:
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This road was also located in eastern Shasta County and is one that many of us have probably taken pictures of - at least the bridge portion (see photo) just downstream of the Pit River Falls. There is a great...
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Fire investigators haven't yet determined a cause of a fire that may have killed two people earlier this month near Hayfork
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A very strange YouTube video, posted by "LawMan49." Not sure what the take-away is supposed to be....
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The Tehama County Sheriff's Office is searching for suspects and missing property in connection with a Monday night burglary at an auto repair shop.
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A 19-year-old Lake California man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl.
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When you travel as much as I do, you learn to pack fast and light. In five minutes flat, I can be out the door with a bag that will fit in an overhead bin already stuffed to capacity.
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An apple cut horizontally reveals a pretty little star.  The apple looked especially nice on this orange trivet. The star points are highlighted by a circle of little dots. Nature is my favorite artist. We humans are driven to stitch together pretty little things. I have put up a pair of embroidered works in the [...]
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Liz and the kids were able to spend the weekend visiting friends and attended a multi-diocese event at 6 Flags in Vallejo. Check out our Bishop (Bishop Jamie Soto) rocking out with Catholic Musician Matt Maher.
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Haven't had enough of bad budget news from state government? The Legislative Analyst's Office has your daily fix: California's Unemployment Insurance (UI) program became insolvent in 2009, ending that year with a shortfall of $6.2 billion. Absent corrective action, the...
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The editorial today seemed to call on Kurt Starman to "man up" and rise to the challenges of his job, providing the city with more leadership and vision. In my column this Saturday I take a look at how Starman's...
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Medics and fire crews were dispatched this morning to a report of an overturned car in the Happy Valley area.
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The Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce today announced it would be endorsing Gary Cadd for Redding City Council.
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From the LA Times: At the Black Bear Diner in Redding, Whitman was explaining her jobs plan to a customer when an aide leaned in and whispered: "Face the cameras." As Whitman turned, a throng of photographers snapped away. Aides...
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Police were called to The Capri Motel in Redding this morning after someone called 911 to report a woman on the motel's balcony screaming and exposing herself to passersby.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are effect, immense and shimmer. Sorry The Tension has been a little bleak these days for posts. No secure Interwebs connection. That all gets corrected this week. In TransitWhen it happens, I’m in the North Woods of Central Park, high on a grassy point
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My son, Stefan, was running in a half marathon in Philadelphia last month when he heard someone coming up behind him, breathing hard. To his surprise, it was an elite runner, Kim Smith, a blond waif from New
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No one was hurt this morning in a two-car wreck on the South Bonnyview Road off ramp from southbound Interstate 5.
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Enjoy the the sunshine today, because it won't last. The National Weather Service says today will be sunny with a high near 83. Thursday, it will begin to get cloudy and by Friday, there's a 30 percent chance of rain. Rain is likely this weekend with more fall-like temperatures. Rain and wind gusts will be the norm. Th
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Did you ever play the game Truth Or Dare? I did. I also recall being nervous, intimidated and a little excited by it. My husband and I invented a new version. It’s called Dance or Don’t Dance. Allow me to explain. Have you ever posed a question to your partner and then got really mad at the a
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Did you know you can save about $700 in food costs if you grow your vegetables year-round in a 10-by-10-foot garden bed? Think of what your back yard could produce. I know of an old man who has about a half-acre of sandy soil that he turned into great garden soil over several years. Recently he sold about
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In just 13 days, Redding’s voters will go to the polls and choose three new members — a majority — of their City Council.
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You would be hard pressed to find a politician who is less frank than Congressman Barney Frank. Even in an occupation where truth and candor are often lacking, Frank is in a class by himself when it comes to rewriting history in creative ways. Moreover, he has a lot of history to rewrite in his re-election campaign this
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Pete Stiglich, Cottonwood Well, is Herger up to the job? A Record Searchlight editorial last week took Democratic congressional candidate Jim Reed to the woodshed for spreading rumors Congressman Wally Herger might be showing signs of mental fatigue. Pulling no punches, the Record Searchlight accused Ree
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Call it a victory for ice cream truck drivers everywhere — with two scoops of preserving Americana tossed in at no charge. The Redding City Council on Tuesday night voted to loosen restrictions on sound trucks, which influences the way ice cream truck businesses operate in the city. The ice cream tru
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Shasta's receiving corps of seniors Nate Stephens and Brock Callaway and juniors Steven Johnson and Danny Salazar make up the bunch that is one of the best in the Northern Section. And it's a hype the Wolves can live up to.
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Enterprise's 17-year playoff streak may be on the line when the Hornets take on the rival Shasta Wolves in River Bowl XVIII on Friday.
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The 2010 season has been disappointing for Red Bluff High School football fans. The Spartans, under first-year head coach John Miller, are off to an 0-7 start and face the unbeaten Foothill Cougars at home Friday.
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The West Valley volleyball team swept Anderson in three sets, 25-20, 25-6, 25-10 on Tuesday.
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A state appellate court this week denied an appeal filed by a former Shasta County jail inmate who was convicted last year of assaulting a corrections officer.
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SHASTA LAKE — A plan that would establish strict guidelines for cultivation of medical marijuana within city limits may be adopted Thursday by the Shasta Lake Planning Commission.
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County supervisors got an earful from neighbors opposing a proposed migrant farmworker camp Tuesday but delayed a ruling until the other side could be heard.
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After he angered local liberal groups earlier this summer when he canceled Democracy Now!, the general manager of KIXE is asking his station members to “practice a little democracy of our own” by voting whether to bring back the progressive news program.
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Nearly seven years ago, in a series of well-attended talks he gave in Redding, economic development consultant William Fruth criticized the area’s unhealthy reliance on government programs and service industry jobs.
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Ice cream trucks will be able to run 365 days a year until sundown in Redding, under a revised law approved this evening.
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It's getting chilly as I sit here writing this. There is something so soothing about hearing horses eating (or in this case, just listening to Honey Bandit munching steadily away). We took some cute video tonight that shows how smart...
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Two shows on Feb. 11, at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $65 - $75. Especially loved Cosby's early standup stuff. A clip from YouTube, from the Tonight Show hosted by Jack Parr. And "Bill Cosby is a Very...
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Wanell Lou Stolz, the Redding School District librarian accused of embezzling and stealing from a school parent club, gave up her right today to have a preliminary hearing.
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Fire crews are responding this afternoon to a report of a mobile fire on Mule Town Road west of Redding.
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What: Women’s Fund invites you to a Community Forum on Teenage Pregnancy: Facts, Faces, and Implications When: Tuesday (Oct. 26), noon to 1:15 p.m.; please RSVP by Friday (Oct. 22). Where: Community Room, Redding Library This event is part of an on-going series of forums presented by th
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What: Jakob Martin Performs at Vintage When: Thursday (Oct. 21), 8 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar Most comfortable with a harmonica in his pocket and a piano nearby, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jakob Martin was hailed by former JVibe Magazine as “revolutionizing” acoustic music. O
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It was once located in eastern Shasta County between Fall River Mills and Burney Valley. It was sometimes referred to as Baker's Wagon Road. Today most of this old historic road is the Cassel Fall River Road. The road was...
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Welcome to Tuscany Villas! ~ Redding's Finest and Newest Active Adult Community ~  Tuscany Villas offers the finest in luxury senior living in a controlled access environment and convenient location (within minutes to Interstate 5). Homes are designed with a unique Italianate theme: stucc
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A 22-year-old Tehama County man was sentenced Monday to four years in prison after speeding away from Red Bluff police in late August year and smashing his car into a house, prosecutors announced today.
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What do you really think, congressman? The American people are about to give Republicans a second chance that we know we don't deserve, that we haven't earned. ... The American people have every right, and every reason, to blame a...
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No, people aren't reaching for that bottle of whiskey more when times are tough. That's the conclusion from a state Board of Equalization report that looks at the connection between alcohol and the economy. The board's November "Economic Perspective" notes that national spending patterns show that alcohol
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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is set to light a prescribed burn this afternoon in eastern Shasta County.
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The Shasta County Coroner’s Office has identified the body found inside a north Redding home that was destroyed in a fire Wednesday.
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Joseph McNamara, a prominent spokesman for the Yes on 19 campaign, offers an interesting thought quoted in an OC Register editorial: "It's funny," Joseph McNamara, a Hoover Institution research fellow and former police chief of San Jose, told us. "When...
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The Chronicle reports on an interesting new study on public payrolls in California: Public workers in California earn 7 percent less on average than private sector employees, but make about the same amount after benefits and other compensation are factored...
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I had to go to the doctor this morning. Not a big deal. For those of you who know me well, you’ll understand that running a fever was a far lesser concern than getting halfway to my destination and realizing that I didn’t have my Droid. The doctor hooked me up with a prescription for some antibiotics, and a plethora of
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In response to a post yesterday, Assemblyman Dan Logue sends along a page from the Assembly Record to demonstrate that he did indeed vote to change state pension formulas. (So, according to the roster, did Jeff Miller, whom Gov. Scharzenegger...
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The Fishing Report — Oct. 22, 2010
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To consider adding beer and wine in order to boost traffic during the slower evening hours? Time describes the possible changes on tap here....
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Dear Lynne: Recipes that call for "white wine" or "red wine" started me thinking. Usually I use whatever I have opened; yet it occurs to me there must be optimum wines for cooking. True? If true, what are they? -- Mike in Minneapolis Dear Mike: You want a wine that you like to drink that has lots of body, structu
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An acquaintance e-mails this excerpt from the latest KIXE newsletter, written by GM Phil Smith: "One of the first changes made since I arrived was the canceling of a program called "Democracy Now!" that aired at 5:00 a.m. I did...
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Emergency crews discovered a body in a car found submerged this morning in the Sacramento River.
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Ah, let me share the pleasure of evidence of another satisfied feline. Etsian plmoses10 shared these fabulous pix of his Kitty, Demi (love that name for a pretty black cat) getting familiar with the DarcyArts Giant Red Catnip Squid. That squid is in serious trouble. Get ‘em kitty. The wise crafter, as well as the w
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A state appellate court this week denied an appeal made by a former Shasta County jail inmate who was convicted last year of assaulting a corrections officer.
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Jailers stopped a 39-year-old Shasta County inmate from hanging himself this morning.
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It's going to be another warm one today, though the weather is going to take a turn for the cool side by the weekend. Today, the National Weather Service predicts a high near 87 degrees. Tonight, it will drop to around 50. Wednesday it will be sunny, with a high near 83. Thursday is when it will start to cool off a bit
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I have always thought that most of us are trapped in a life that is somewhat less than what we were created to be.  We were created in God's image and we just need to believe in God and in his power... with him we can transcend our own self-imposed limitations and live lives with such joy and love that it
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When a handful of Redding healthcare providers started “Think Pink Day” to raise awareness of breast cancer in 1997, they handed out 1,400 goodie bags full of educational material to women in R
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Even after surviving and leaving one abuser, Scarlett wouldn't escape a second cycle of domestic violence. She had known Jason (not his real name) and his family for many years – “there was something about that that was very nice to have,” she said. She was drawn to his kindness and attracted to his ...
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I am Jim Reed, running against 24-year Republican incumbent Wally Herger for Congress in the California 2nd District. I am an attorney and small business owner with 10 employees. I live on a ranch in Fall River Mills (eastern Shasta Co.). I am a third generation Northern Californian. I have prob
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One can't go on Redding.com without hearing that liberal policies have wrecked California's economy. In some cases, I'd have to agree. Oddly enough, however, Florida has the exact same unemployment rate as our fair state --- a grim 12.4 percent...
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Bob Wilkinson, Lake California Government is not a business Can a CEO of a for-profit corporation manage a complex governmental entity like the state of California? No, absolutely not! The CEO of a for-profit corporation manages through a board of directors. Both the CEO and the board have similar objec
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In headlines, California’s attorney general often wears the badge of “top cop,” responsible under the state constution for overseeing independent local district attorneys and sheriffs. But beyond simply busting bad guys, the attorney general has a broad duty to ensure all aspects of state law are unifor
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Just over seven years ago, as Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for governor in the 2003 recall election, he visited small business after small business over a period of weeks in September and October.
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"Optimism is tremendously inspiring. Accuracy, perhaps not so much." Dale Griffin, a professor of marketing at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business, to the Wall Street Journal...
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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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Denise Disney hoped to test Redding’s newest bike and pedestrian path Monday, only to find a locked gate with a “Keep Out” sign across the concrete.
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The Cottonwood man who was killed after crashing into a school bus had fallen a sleep at the wheel, his sister said Monday.
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A grass fire next to Shasta High School late Monday morning prompted school officials to evacuate students, but the fire was quickly contained and the students were ushered back to class.
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Two brothers told deputies different stories about how each suffered stab wounds Saturday afternoon in Tehama County.
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The Redding Area Assisted Living Association will present a free senior options seminar from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Redding Library at 1100 Parkview Ave.
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The Sundial Bridge will glow pink three nights this week to highlight breast cancer awareness.
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In 1910: S.P. Roller was arrested and charged with “hooking” chickens. The chickens in question were found under Roller’s bed, tied up in a gunny sack alive and making noise enough to attract the entire neighborhood.
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In a move to improve profits, Horizon Air is cutting daily flights to and from Los Angeles International Airport, leaving one daily flight each way.
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When a piece of hardware at the Fox affiliate in Chico broke during the seventh inning, blacking out televised coverage of Game 1 of the National League Championship Series Saturday night, thousands of north state Giants fans scrambled to find radios.
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When Shasta hosts cross-town rival Enterprise for River Bowl XVIII on Friday, players on both sides consider it the most important game of the year, no matter what.
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A Redding man today managed to subdue an attacker armed with a crowbar while avoiding injury outside a gas station on Pine Street.
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Craig Padilla told me there was going to be an extraordinary video concert simulcast yesterday on NPR, of all places. Jonsi is the lead singer of Sigur Ros, a big favorite of mine. The concert did not disappoint. Hey, it’s still available to see for today only, at
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Emergency personnel are responding this evening to a report of a vehicle spin out on southbound Interstate 5 at the westbound Highway 44 off ramp.
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Yesterday Sapphire was playing tossmouse with her toy mousie. I wasn't paying attention to her until I heard the CRASH.She had knocked over and broken a vase that supermatt41 gave me a few years ago.
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The Cottonwood man who was killed after crashing into a school bus had fallen a sleep at the wheel, his sister said today.
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On today's editorial, "Buzz_Fledderjohn" and "Stella_Artois" have an interesting exchange on the dynamics of federal spending in rural areas and the politics of so-called "rugged individualists" who in fact rely heavily on Big Government spending. Buzz lumps Shasta County in...
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Republican U.S. representatives who oppose the stimulus but fight for their districts' share -- hypocrites or pragmatists? Either way, they're not in short supply. Even as they openly criticized the federal stimulus program as a waste of money, several members...
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An interesting interview about the two-decade decline of creativity among children. I'd like to at least endorse this method: Be Less Clean and Organized: Parents of highly intelligent children focus on visible qualities such as right answers, cleanliness, and good...
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Ed Mendel, the go-to guy on state pension politics, follows up on Gov. Schwarzenegger's dig at fellow Republicans for holding up pension changes for state prison guards. This part is comical: After the pension bill passed, several Republicans, including Assemblymen...
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Maybe they can crack open a bottle in Sacramento and see if it helps them work together. The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company today sent its Budgetary Alement Ale to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Democratic and Republican leaders of...
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Three people called 911 Sunday afternoon to report seeing a man walking down Churn Creek Road in Redding with his pants around his ankles.
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The L.A. Times reports a strange-sounding moment as the Meg Whitman campaign hit Los Mo this weekend: Her toughest opposition came from a teenager who said her proposals would mean cuts to education. Whitman quickly explained that she wanted to...
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A grass fire adjacent to Shasta High School late this morning prompted school officials to evacuate students, but the fire was quickly contained and the students were ushered back to class.
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Interesting article by Forbes.com on "What $300,000 Buys in Homes Across America". By this article, it looks like it doesn't buy you much in San Diego where their median home price is
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Firefighters responded this morning to a structure fire at a Churn Creek Road home in Redding, but the cooking fire was quickly contained after flames spread to the home's attic.
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"Probably the biggest change in Internet media isn't the immediacy of it, or the low costs, but the measurability. Which is actually terrifying if you're a traditional journalist, and used to pushing what people ought to like, or what you...
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Ambulances responded to a single-car wreck on the Deschutes Road off ramp on Interstate 5 this morning in Anderson.
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The northbound lane of Highway 273 just north of Buenaventura is open again, a Caltrans spokeswoman reported about 10 a.m. A big rig was towing a backhoe that hit the overcrossing earlier today, spilling the backhoe into the roadway and blocking the fast lane.  
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I finished my third Mick Jagger doll all except for the scarf. I’m waiting to hear from the uncle who will give this Soft Boy to his 4-year-old niece. I want to make the scarf in her favorite color. Mick is fun to do. His lips are time-consuming but it’s so worth it. The 4 [...]
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In 1890, one of the biggest highlights of the year was the turning on of the electric lights in the courthouse. It was worthy of a big celebration and people came from miles around for a big picnic and to...
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For the second time this year, Horizon Air is cutting service in Redding. The airline will eliminate one of its two flights from Redding Municipal Airport to Los Angeles International in an effort to make the company more profitable, the Seattle-based carrier announced.
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Two brothers told deputies different stories about why they each suffered stab wounds Saturday afternoon in Tehama County.
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A backhoe fell off a big rig's trailer this morning on Highway 273 near Buenaventura Boulevard in Redding, blocking traffic for 2 1/2 hours during the middle of the morning commute.
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The showers that spattered Sunday won't be coming back for a while. The National Weather Service says to expect Sunny skies today in Redding with a high near 85 degrees. A similar forecast is in store for the rest of the week until Thursday. Temperatures will drop significantly and it's expected to hover around 70 degree
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The continuing economic downturn and funding cuts are creating a financial gap and putting pressure on Shasta Women’s Refuge’s ability to provide services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. For the price of one latte, or one lunch at a fast food restaurant, you can help Shasta
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What: Local Author Charlie Price coming to Shasta College When: Nov. 4, 12:30 p.m. Where: Campus Center Stage (Building 2000, Main Redding Campus) Shasta College is pleased to announce that on Thursday, November 4, 2010, Charlie Price, award-winning and internationally acclaimed local author
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Can You Handle The Truth? Contraception and It's Devastating effects on Our Culture. Why do people refuse to hear the truth? EVIL at work!
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What: New Whodunnit Comedy “Death in the Dugout” to Benefit Local Little League When:  6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 22 and 23) and Oct. 29 Where: October 22, 23: The Piemont Restaurant in Mount Shasta October 29: The Yreka Elks Lodge Cost: $49 includes the dinner, s
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Most readers will have heard of the mythical State of Jefferson, dreamed up by rural folk who wish they were represented in their state legislatures. It is a myth; a harmless fantasy. More fantastic by far, though, is th
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Meet Scarlett. She’s a twenty-something north state woman with beautiful eyes and a smile that blows away shadows. She’d hang the moon – and a few planets, too – for her child. A single mom, she takes care of them both with her office job. Scarlett loves to sing and dance. As a teenager, she ...
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Last week we took congressional candidate Jim Reed to task over his talk that Rep. Wally Herger might have Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a cheap shot in a race that ought to be about the issues.
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We are immersed in the day-to-day politics of whether we should have another stimulus package or not, whether we should extend the Bush tax cuts for all, and other contentious issues. Few realize that these are part of a larger crisis looming over our republic — whether, after 2012, we will be governed as a represe
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It’s been a rough time for many. The economy has tanked, putting thousands of north state residents out of work and, in some cases, out of their homes.
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Fearing that restrictions farther north soon may apply all over the state, Shasta County’s farmers and ranchers are closely watching a pair of pending lawsuits over agricultural water diversions in Siskiyou County.
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All residents of Shasta County are encouraged to voice their opinions on regional transportation issues at the Shasta County Regional Government Forum at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Old City Hall Arts Center, 1313 Market St., Redding.
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Although the state budget was signed this month following a 100-day delay, the financial hurt for Shasta College isn’t quite over.
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WEAVERVILLE — Trinity High School’s Alumni Association will host its second Red-White Dinner and Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Weaverville.
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Today in History: Oct. 18, 2010
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Okay, so its not Really Redding. Really Coachella instead. Fascinating to watch though. This is a photographic effect with which I’ve experimented previously here. An artificial reduction in depth of field. It makes everything look miniaturized. They’ve combined that effect with a speed manipulation and the r
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A woman was taken to the hospital today after the vehicle she was driving struck a utility pole along Lake Boulevard, Redding police said.
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I'm pretty sure state-employed vets' methods have evolved in the past century. Good thing. From Today in History: In 1910: The lives of several men and six horses were endangered as Deputy State Veterinarian J.P. Iverson tried to kill a...
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Officially it is known as Western Star Lodge #98. It is the oldest chartered lodge of the Freemasons in the entire State of California in addition to being the first to meet and organize. The current brick building it calls...
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Hi ya'll. Been a very long day. Started early this morning as we were fortunate enough to have a spot on BizTalk (www.biztalk1400.com) this morning. Marissa and the gang are awesome. Not sure who listens to the radio that early...
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From David Benda's "Buzz on the Street" column today: Six years ago, economic development guru Larry Kosmont came to Redding to headline the Shasta County EDC luncheon. Former "Buzz" partner Marc Beauchamp and I had some fun in this space...
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The weather today should remain partly sunny, with a high near 76 this afternoon. The low tonight should be around 54, according to the National Weather Service. Sunny skies are expected to return Monday, with a high near 84. Mostly clear Monday night, with a low around 53.
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Phil Fountain is a carto
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If you don’t have a vision of where you’re going, you’ll never get anywhere in particular.
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Having listened to a debate among the 10 Redding City Council candidates, I am worried. With one or two exceptions, most have limited understanding of city finances. Plus most lack a clearly articulated vision of Redding’s future and the role city government would play in that future.
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Boyce Muse, Redding Latest union ad is pure slander The politics of personal destruction has come to Redding, and it is the public employee unions of Redding that have brought it here. The latest radio ad stating that Councilman Rick Bosetti has diverted federal stimulus money to build a road to
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In a recent piece, Michael Michalak of the Fly Shop accused American Whitewater of wanting to turn the McCloud River into an “amusement park.”
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The biggest problem voters have when considering how to use their votes in a meaningful way is misinformation. After reading Dick Dickerson’s opinion in Monday’s Record Searchlight, I thought it would serve our community to know the facts as opposed to opinions and beliefs about Proposition 19. I have no doubt that C
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Good day to you! With the fall weather upon us these cooler days are totally to our liking and our spacious yard is certainly taking a sigh of relief.
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I have continued to stay very busy and see as much as I possibly can in the short amount of time I have. I moved on from Australia to Southeast Asia, and over the two weeks explored Laos and Thailand, and once again, I have seen some pretty amazing things.
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Anna Rapp of Redding and David Frandsen of Anderson were married Oct. 10, 2010, at Palo Cedro Seventh Day Adventist Church, with a reception following at the Frandsen home.
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Sharon Gabrukiewicz and Jerry Clark, both of Redding, were married Sept. 30, 2010, in an outdoor ceremony in Waikoloa Hilton, Hawaii. The bride moved to Redding in 2000 and is the owner/CEO of Home Helpers. The groom is the son of Linda Clark of Redding. He moved to Redding in 2001 and is the owner/president of Norcal Pr
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Dear Straight Talk: My stepsister has been propositioning me when I'm at my dad's on visitations and we are home alone. She's 17 and I'm 16. At first I thought she was joking and laughed it off, but I've come to realize that she's serious. Last weekend she walked around in nothing but her thong underwear when we were alone
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I just returned home from a weekend at my parents' home. My Grandpa had suffered a couple of strokes in the last few weeks, and he died Sunday night. I was very grateful to have this time with my Dad as we said goodbye to Grandpa and started to process what losing him meant.
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The Shasta College football team broke through for a 39-20 home win over visiting Yuba on Saturday.
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Click here to view a database detailing C-section rates at north state hospitals.
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Q: We have four owls that have taken up residence in our palm tree in the last two weeks and they are showing no signs of leaving. This would normally not be a problem except they screech from dusk to dawn and are causing a disruption in our neighborhood. Will you please tell me how I can get these owls removed and hopeful
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As I started writing these lines, I looked over to the fishing cleaning station just off the R Ranch Klamath River boat ramp. For hours this morning, anglers were coming in with catches of salmon. I would say that 50 percent of those anglers were with guides.
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More than 300 spectators watched as north state skateboarders competed Oct. 9 at the North State Skate Series finals at the Anderson Skateboard Park. Here are the results from the Anderson event and overall series winners:
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I’ve been to hell and back and took two friends along. My high school classmate and college roommate, Ed, and his friend, Jaime, have been visiting in the Redding area.
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Dear Babe: I have a Dale Earnhardt Sr. Wheels card (No. 104) that he signed for me in 1998.
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For credit-card-debt reduction, how does one know the genuine companies? There are many wolves in sheep’s skin lying out there. Could you mention just a few genuine ones? Thanks.
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Clearing rain gutters is a regular, thankless task homeowners face. A new product is quickly making this sometimes dangerous chore practically a thing of the past.
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The smart-phone market, which has been pretty quiet for a while, is buzzing about the long-awaited release of phones running Microsoft Windows 7.
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Does it seem like all your friends have a Facebook account, and you’re out of the loop? Are you worried that if you start an account, your creepy ex-boyfriend from high school will track you down and start stalking you again? Well, keep reading. Here’s how to set up your Facebook account and keep the creepy ex at bay.
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For virtually any outdoors adventure, the right gear can give you an edge. But in few product categories does this ring as true as it does with lighting. For activities at night, an ill-performing headlamp, flashlight or other source of illumination can literally leave you in danger and adrift in the dark.
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Local author and historian Al M. Rocca has spent years doing what he’s passionate about — researching, writing and teaching. He’s one of those people that could fascinate anyone with his stories of gold mining, dam building and Northern California history.
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Learn how to shoot like a pro with techniques guaranteed to improve form and shooting percentage.
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The current economic climate has forced many individuals, families and businesses to focus on their own financial challenges and not so much on the challenges of nonprofit organizations and charities.
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Charley A. Gray Owner, Nails by Charley
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If you’ve never sat in an outdoor cafe and played “spot the tourist,” a common giveaway is clothing that looks like wrung-out and dried washcloths.
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Mark R. Chassin, president of the Joint Commission, has some advice for pregnant women hoping to have a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean section.
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Although local midwives say delivering a baby at home is a relatively safe way to experience childbirth naturally, the practice is widely frowned upon by the mainstream medical community in the U.S.
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Award-winning author and organic peach farmer David Mas Masumoto will share thoughts about life and agriculture during a free lecture/reading series this week at Shasta College, 11555 Old Oregon Trail in Redding.
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Q: When the CHP has its DUI/driver’s license checkpoints and someone does not have a driver’s license and is clearly an illegal immigrant, what do the officers do? Do they contact immigration officials or do they just give the driver a ticket and let him go? What about when you just stop them on the freeway and they do
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The Shasta High School boys and girls cross country teams finished in third place overall Saturday out of 14 teams at the State of Jefferson Invitational in Ashland, Ore.
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The Foothill High School football team solidified its potential top seed in the playoffs with a come-from-behind 33-32 victory over rival Shasta at home Friday.
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Dunno how they plan to pull this off. From the ad in DATE for the medical marijuana-themed "HarvestFest 2010" at the Shasta District Fair Grounds: "First 1,000 people with a valid 215 license will receive a coupon for 1/2 gram...
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From the AP: CHICO, Calif.--Republican governor candidate Meg Whitman continued her culinary tour of California eateries Saturday, taking shots at Democratic nominee Jerry Brown along the way. ...She ordered broasted chicken and two kinds of pie for campaign aides at...
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So I had the Led Zeppelin dialed up tonight. It's Saturday. And I think this goes back to my teenage years, but there's something -- I dunno how to describe it -- but something just right about playing Zeppelin on a Saturday night. It feels right, you know? Like that:
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Long ago, when Femme de Joie was a young and innocent child at Shasta College, an older-but-wiser man said to her, “Man, the burgers at Damburger are just like the burgers they had back in the ’30s. They’re salty and greasy and crispy.” There was a certain lascivious tone to his words salty
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Too awesome but NSFW and may offend you. Too bad. It rocks.
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Firefighters quickly extinguished a flaming hay truck reported this morning on northbound I-5 near Riverside Avenue in Anderson.
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Yesterday's mystery photo was the Airship America tied down at the north end of Court Street in Redding on July 3, 1909. The blimp/dirigible/zeppelin was brought here amidst a lot of fanfare for the July 4th celebration. The pilot, Captain...
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Northern Sacramento Valley temperatures today will simmer toward mid-October norms after several days of unseasonable warmth. Redding should peak out around 81 degrees under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. The average high in Redding on this date is 78 degrees. Winds will bl
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Check out Doni Greenberg’s new travel blog (find it in the Bloggers section of
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Turnovers, missed tackles and the inability to stop a punishing fullback spoiled Anderson High's chances of a victory in its Northern Athletic League-opening football game Friday at Bob Reid Stadium. Corning won 58-32.
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Q. How, as a person of faith, do you view conscientious objectors, especially in the face of war or other military action? There has always been ambivalence in the Church on the subject of military service in a world touched by the Cross of Christ. Although I know of no scriptures forbidding military service — Jesus and t
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At least on Facebook or elsewhere on the Internet you have a choice — whether to read people’s posts divulging details of messy breakups, bodily functions or how much chocolate or beer they consumed over a particular weekend.
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Sometimes an accusation is so far out in left field, someone has to call a foul. The latest union broadside against Redding City Councilors Rick Bosetti and Patrick Jones is way over that line.
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Plans to open a cooperative grocery store that sells locally grown produce and goods are still moving forward.
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Shasta College’s wine program is a blend of viticulture and oenology, with strong culinary undertones. Students on the Redding campus learn to grow grapes and make wine — plus evaluate, use and market it.
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge on Friday rejected a defense motion that claimed sheriff’s deputies illegally entered and searched a Cottonwood-area mobile home last year where they found a battered 7-year-old boy who was close to death.
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The Shasta County district attorney’s office has received a state grant to crack down on felony DUI cases.
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Today in history: Oct. 16, 2010
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Joshua Bocker ran for 156 yards and three touchdowns as the West Valley High School football team beat visiting Yreka 42-21 on Friday.
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Voters in a small water and fire district north of Redding again face big decisions about their board.
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Enterprise trailed 10-0 until the fourth quarter when quarterback Alex Henderson threw a 14-yard pass to Anthony Cavalli for a touchdown with 7:05 left.
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Knights head football coach Craig Thompson minced no words when he addressed his team at the conclusion of Friday’s practice.
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The step from high school to college sports is a big leap, bigger than many can imagine.
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Q: I own a 1960 Ford F350 with 42,000 original miles. The truck at 55 mph sounds like it is about to break the sound barrier, wound out to the hilt. At 50 mph it is tolerable and not so wound out, although to be honest at 45 mph it purrs like a kitten. My question is what is the minimum legal speed I can travel on the inte
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RED BLUFF — With eight candidates competing for three seats, it’s been a dozen years since a City Council race has attracted so many contenders.
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A Cottonwood man was killed this morning when he crashed into a school bus in Cottonwood, injuring his 14-year-old son and at least three people on the bus.
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When an SUV slammed into her school bus Friday morning, eighth-grader Kayla Spratt knew what to do.
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Four Redding police officers slated for layoff in December will probably stay on the streets, thanks to a federal stimulus grant.
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The Foothill Cougars made a thrilling comeback tonight to beat the Shasta Wolves 33-32.
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A Nov. 11, 2010, wedding is planned for Hollianne Ward of Redding and Jonathan Valentine of Burney at the LDS Temple in Oakland. The bride-elect is the daughter of Christina Marie Ward of Redding. She is an adoption specialist for Haven Humane Society. She is a volunteer at Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, and T
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Libertarian lawyer Tim Sandefur of the Pacific Legal Foundation -- who's spoken in Redding in the past, incidentally, on eminent domain -- will make you laugh and cry over the $100,000 worm-casting fine. Just go read the whole thing....
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A Nov. 16 sentencing date was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a 26-year-old Redding man who pleaded guilty last month to 10 felony counts of lewd conduct with a 14-year-old girl and one felony count of providing her marijuana.
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From Drag Racing Magazine: Garrett Bateman...set a record at the Bonneville Salt Flats his first time out last week... Bateman got the record of 222.788 mph on his final A license pass. The previous record was 211... The brand new...
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An 80-year-old Redding man was sentenced today to more than three years in prison for possession of child pornography.
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge rejected today a defense motion that claimed sheriff’s deputies illegally entered and searched a Cottonwood area mobile home last year where they found a battered 7-year-old boy who was close to death.
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Redding police officers Thursday night arrested two suspects police believe to be connected to recent burglaries in Palo Cedro.
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"Marc" guessed it correctly at 9:57. It's the Airship America and the photo was taken just before it ascended into the air on its very last flight at the north end of Court Street in Redding. Seconds after launching, the...
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Salvias brighten autumn with flower spikes in reds, purples and blues.
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Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig provides a recap on his growing season, naming varieties that did well and pointing out ones that didn't do much.
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Shasta College/UC Master Gardeners offer tips on getting green tomatoes to ripen quickly.
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A Shasta Lake man charged with felony child abuse-endangerment stemming from the July 18 drowning of his 11-year-old daughter in a kayaking accident on Clear Creek may finally be getting close to having a preliminary hearing to decide whether he should stand trial.
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Rasmussen Reports -- aren't they the polling firm with a reputation for favoring Republicans? -- says its latest survey puts Jerry Brown at "his highest level of support to date" against Meg Whitman. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of...
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When our editorial board sat down to talk with Democratic congressional candidate Jim Reed, the first thing he wanted to talk about was his internal polling. He'd gotten new numbers just this week, he said, and he was in a...
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From the Oroville paper: LOS ANGELES -- Butte County is among dozens of regions recognized by the Milken Institute's Best Performing Cities Index. Released Thursday, the index ranks Butte County -- the Chico Metropolitan Statistical Area -- at 126th among...
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What is the OFFICIAL name of this dirigible and where was this photo taken?Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! All you have to do to win is give the official name of the dirigible and name the place...
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(Patience please, FDotD is loading slow. We are expanding the server capacity this weekend) Today’s 3100 sqft home is listed as a 3/2.5 on a 3/4 acre parcel. It’s a beauty and in a terrific neighborhood. It once listed for $599K, and from records it seems
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A Cottonwood man was killed this morning when he crashed into a school bus in Cottonwood, injuring his 14-year-old son and three people on the bus.
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Sunny with a high in the mid-80s is predicted for today, but temperatures are expected to continue to cool through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Expect a low tonight of around 55. Saturday should be mostly sunny with a high of about 81 and an overnight low of 54. Sunday is expected to cl
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What: Shasta College EWD offers Pharmacy Technician night class When: Nov 1, 6 - 9:30 p.m. Where: Shasta College Health Sciences and University Center, Downtown R
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It’s been a busy week. I’ve helped fix a sprinkler system, made some nachos, played disc golf, helped (am helping and will continue helping) a good friend get through a divorce, and I watched
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Bridges to Community, a housing facility that prepares the mentally ill for independent living, will be closing on Sunday, leaving 22 residents to find new homes.
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When the election is over, prizes and trophies and hosannas will be issued left and right. But why wait? As a public service, I present an infallibly prescient scorecard of best and worst of 2010.
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It’s a kindergarten rule for living that’s as basic as the ABC’s: Clean up your own mess.
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COTTONWOOD — After more than two hours of answered and unanswered questions, angry exclamations and petitions for help, the fate of the Cottonwood Creek Watershed Group has yet to be determined.
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An autopsy will be performed Monday on a man found dead Wednesday inside a charred north Redding home.
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History buffs and Halloween lovers alike can get their fill at the Anderson Parkville Pioneer Cemetery’s first ever By-the-Light-of-the-Full-Moon tour from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23.
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Parents looking to create a smaller carbon footprint will have a chance to start with the smallest footprint in their homes this weekend. Redding’s first-ever Green Baby Expo will be held at the Redding Convention Center on Saturday and will focus on environmentally friendly baby products.
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Financing from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s growth capital program increased 23 percent in fiscal year 2010, providing a record $1.59 billion to help small businesses grow and create jobs, the government agency announced Thursday.
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Week after week, Foothill’s defense lives up to its hype, shutting down opposing offenses with ease.
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SHASTA LAKE — There is something about a West Valley-Central Valley volleyball match that seems to bring out the best in both teams.
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The Shasta High volleyball team knocked off Red Bluff at home in four sets Thursday, 25-20, 25-15, 23-25, 25-19.
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Foothill High School graduate and soccer standout Megan Rapinoe signs autographs Thursday for fans Emma Giesecke, 10 (from right), Ciara Giesecke, 9, and Ron Giesecke at Soccerkraze in Redding. Rapinoe was named to the 2011 women’s World Cup team on Monday. “It’s just an honor to realize that people are proud of me,
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Hikers, runners, horseback riders and bicyclists soon will be able to circumnavigate Lake Siskiyou, thanks to a bridge that’s been built with some help from a couple of Redding connections.
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Missy Patten has never shied from attention.
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Only four weeks remain in the 2010 prep football regular season and there have been some fantastic games so far this year.
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In the Cavender family, playing quarterback in high school is more than a way of life; it’s a rite of passage.
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Today in History: Oct. 15, 2010
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A schism between Shasta College faculty and administration may only be growing wider after a board meeting Wednesday.
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Two men sniping over rules for the sound trucks trolling Redding streets agree on one point — proposed changes to the law won’t settle their beef.
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A community voting blitz is underway this month for a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh grant that would help kick-start the construction of a Redding community baseball field for youth leagues and collegiate teams on Simpson
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The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag however many people you'd like to tag...In no particular order...1. Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, Cornelia
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Cats are not impressed by how many sit-ups you can do..
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On last weekend's editorial endorsing Proposition 23, commenter "secondclass" -- who also supports the initiative on the argument that AB32's higher energy prices will drive industry and jobs out of state -- continues with a chart of global electricity prices,...
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Redding's Police Department has been subject to a difficult drawdown the past few years as the city's budget has shrunk, so any opportunity for new staffing is huge for RPD and the community at large. And the department's won a...
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The entire north side of the Fall River Valley, including parts of today's Glenburn and McArthur area, once contained a vast swampland and an expanse of tules comprising several thousand acres.
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Kevin Sharp has traveled full circle from a Make-A-Wish recipient as a teen-ager given six months to live to the man he is today: a country music recording artist and motivational speaker who has returned the favor and served as a wish maker to terminally ill children.
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Only 19 days remain before the elections, but that is enough time for you to have an impact on the outcome. According to Nate Silver at the Five Thirty Eight Blog (recently annexed by t
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  We are going to meet tonight 10/14/10 at Casa Azteca at 7.  It is on the corner of Park Marina and 44 right in front of Riverside INN and next to the Shell station.  It is in a private room so come on in!We are looking for a new home as we have outgrown the old one, contact Lani Kitkowski at c
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I've heard a lot of interesting misinformation pro and con when it comes to the effects of legalizing marijuana via Prop. 19, but last night a plugged-in political acquaintance came up with the strangest I've personally heard, which was attributed...
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A follow-up to my story today on the foreclosure mess. The link comes courtesy of Lisa McConnell, one of two Shasta County families mired in this foreclosure debacle whom I featured in today's article. The Happy Valley resident has bee
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Realtors are studying Bank of America’s decision to voluntarily stop foreclosures in California and have made some preliminary observations. Steve Goddard, President of the California Association of Realtors, summarized what is going on in a newsletter released Tuesday. Here are some of his points:  
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I've written my share of tepid candidate endorsements over the years -- and cast my share of not exactly satisfying votes -- so I understand that sometimes a choice is simply the best of two mediocre choices. But man, is...
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junk-n-treasures getting ready for coat drive for Good News Rescue Mission
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I'm a regular reader of the Chico News and Review and especially admire some of the long-form journalism it produces about important regional issues. However, its political endorsements can only make me laugh. Here's the intro: There are two important...
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So says a new poll from Rasmussen Reports: Incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer continues to hold the slightest of leads over Republican challenger Carly Fiorina in California's U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in California...
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I've been watching it for years, and I don't recall ever seeing the issue come up. Yet two candidates have won the Planned Parenthood of California Action Fund's coveted endorsement. No, not Rick Bosetti and Patrick Jones. The "choice" candidates...
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1. Fall into Dance 7 p.m. tonight, Cascade Theatre. Celebrating the creation of Cascade Christmas with Artistic Director James Santos, company members and a Tom Ramont documentary. Tickets $11.50. Available at the Cascade Theatre Box Office, at 243-8877 or at www.cascadetheatre.org. Call 226-6700 for more information.
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Visitors to the McConnell Arboretum and Gardens are familiar with artist Colleen Barry’s fun and whimsical “Mosaic Oasis,” the Children’s Garden focal water feature. Now, visitors can step inside and see Colleen’s newest work, part of “Formed by Fire,” a collaboration with artists John Harper and David Gentry.
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The hotel was built by Samuel Childs in approximately 1880 near the bank of Digger Creek on the north side and the west side of Manton Road on the Shasta County side of Manton. It was a 2-story wooden structure...
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Coleman Liebespeck is one of the friendliest and most attentive servers I’ve run across in the north state. But to see what he brings to the table, you’ll have to have lunch Tuesday through Friday at “The Classroom” restaurant inside the Shasta County Office of Education building on Magnolia Avenue in west Redding.
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• Don’t Be Reserved • Catch the Release • Support the Music • It’s a Classic • Go Yolo
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The names – Hawkeye, Radar, Trapper and Hot Lips Houlihan – are familiar to almost everyone, and that’s one reason director Wade Riggs decided “M*A*S*H” was the perfect vehicle to bring attention to the performing arts.
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I’m working them. I really love seeing them. These were inspired by the graphic design of the Powerpuff Girls. Their red trees against a black nightscape are so enchanting. My head is full of wonderful arboreal soft sculpture. I long to hang them on a white wall. First, I’ll have to clear one. Then I’ll
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Wow, I can't tell you what a fabulous experience it was to meet Honey Bandit's youngest fans. Yesterday, Terri (Farley), Jennifer Gillespie and I went to Manzanita School, in Redding California. We went to meet David Gilstrap and his fabulous...
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An autopsy will be performed Monday on a man found dead Wednesday inside a charred north Redding home.
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Yep, according to commenter "goldendragon" who weighed in on today's story on potential outsourcing of some city park work. Strazzarino's reply: frank#207005 writes: Please don't tell my wife that I make $300,000 per year. She will immediately go shopping. Last...
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Formed By FireStarting Sep 25, 2010 - Jan 09, 2011 In a unique collaboration local artists Colleen Barry, David Gentry and John Harper come together to create a dynamic exhibition for Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Sponsored by Sally Wells, Formed By Fire focuses on the shared concept of "fire" and ho
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A 30-year-old Red Bluff homeless man accused of beating another man to death nearly four years earlier has pleaded not guilty to the cold case murder.
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A friend e-mails a pdf file of a flyer he got this week. It's a "Voter Guide for Republicans" from an outfit in Torrance**. Under "Redding City Council" it lists Ken Murray ("realtor") and Francie Sullivan ("community volunteer"). Funny. I...
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A 44-year-old Springville man arrested on a $500,000 warrant charging him with molesting a girl over the course of several years was arraigned this afternoon in Shasta County Superior Court.
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No kidding. I've seen evidence of this daily, as an editor of FDotD, the Redding Area Foreclosure Deal of the Day (which is currently having server difficulties). For the last several years we've been chronicling the local showcase of big bank incompetence nearly every day, as overworke
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It's going to be another warm late fall day today in Redding. Today, the National Weather Service predicts sunny skies in Redding with a high near 88 degrees. Tonight will drop to as low as 57.
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Jeez, a 4000 sq ft home on almost 5 acres in a great Palo Cedro neighborhood for under $95 per sq ft. Pretty amazing. And it has a large barn too. We most recently recall it as a failed Short Sale from last year. It’s listed now as a 5/4 built in 1985. Representing the intere
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This Saturday marks the 20th annual Return of the Salmon Festival at Coleman National Fish Hatchery, outside of Anderson. New this year is a street fair in downtown Anderson that will run in conjunction with the festival and serve as home base for the traditional salmon bake. Most importantly, the chinook
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What: Cypress Elementary School Rummage Sale/Bake Sale When: Saturday (Oct. 16), 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Cypress Elementary School parking lot The sale is to raise funds to send the 5th graders to Whiskeytown Environmental School, aka WES Camp. The district used to pay for part of the camp, b
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I’ve heard Florence dismissively described as “Renaissance Disneyland” for her abundance of color, beauty and summer crowds, but you’d be hard pressed to find a greater concentration of import
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OK, my friends know that I’m not a hunter. They also know that I’m not a huge advocate of hunting in any form and that, frankly, I’m a little scared of firearms. Despite all of these things, I think it’s cool that our own Lassen Retriever Club is the host, and the Clear Creek Sports Club in Cornin
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I’m not a witch. But if I were, the first spell I’d cast would be to turn House Minority Leader John Boehner into British Prime Minister David Cameron. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell becomes — poof! — George Osborne, chancellor of the Exchequer.
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Temptingly simple solutions can hold devilish unintended consequences. Proposition 25, which would make it easier for our paralyzed state Legislature to pass budgets, is one of those false fixes.
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LIVE OAK — With the backdrop of the Sutter Buttes and a field of rice waiting to be harvested, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer made a campaign stop with Sacramento Valley rice farmers who praised work she has done for the industry.
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When Bryon Hamilton first became the Cougars’ head football coach, he was wishing that Foothill High School would be known one day as Linebacker High School.
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The Shasta High boys soccer team finally knows what it feels like to play at home. In the first official home soccer game at Thompson Field, the Wolves got two second-half goals to beat Pleasant Valley 2-0 on Wednesday.
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ORLAND — A Redding woman accused of having sexual relations with an Orland High School student, and sending lewd material to another, waived her right to a preliminary hearing in Glenn County Superior Court on Wednesday.
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The long-awaited Palo Cedro Community Park is one step closer to completion.
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The Eskimos signed West Valley High School and Eastern Washington product Matt Nichols to a practice roster agreement, the Edmonton Sun reported Wednesday.
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Today in History: Oct. 14, 2010
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The Redding Community Services Advisory Commission still is considering privatizing park maintenance and asked city staff members Wednesday to prepare a report for a special meeting in November.
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The president of the Redding School District board of trustees Wednesday called for an investigation into allegations of conflicts of interest and hiring improprieties surrounding the wife of the district’s former board president.
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Foothill High School graduate Megan Rapinoe, who was named to the 2011 U.S. women’s World Cup team Monday, will sign autographs and answer questions from fans from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Soccer Kraze, 1374 Hilltop Drive, Redding.
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Holiday Quality Foods in the Placer Heights shopping center on Placer Street in Redding will host a gluten-free food event from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday.
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One day after the attorneys general in all 50 states launched a joint investigation into foreclosures, local numbers released today show the crisis is not easing.
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At least one person died Wednesday morning in a house fire off Oasis Road in north Redding.
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Smoke is coming from the KFC building on Lake Boulevard in Redding and firefighters are investigating tonight to determine its source.
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Parenting is tough, but support from caring adults can lessen the burden. Research has shown that parents who are isolated, with few social connections, are at higher risk to abuse and neglect their children. Family, friends and neighbors can provide emotional support to parents by listening, offering encouragement and ass
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Chris Westbay once lived on three basic food groups: fast food, frozen and delivery. Overweight at 252 pounds and unhappy with his personal appearance, health and diet, Westbay made a life-altering commitment two years ago to change his bad eating ways and become a healthier person.
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The Senior Options Seminar will be at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Redding Library. It is sponsored by Redding Area Assisted Living Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.
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Shasta Blood Center announced this week it is in need of O- and AB- blood.
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Wonder what Jim Zauher, the city's former economic development czar, and John Troughton, who's trying to sell (or give away) lots at the park, think of this, from the New York Times Magazine: In the magazine article, Mr. Obama reflects...
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RCTA plans a Halloween theme for their Fall Tournament on October 30th.
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"Building the Beloved Community" World Community Day 2010 to be held Friday, November 5th at First United Methodist Church of Redding (East & South Streets). Potluck at 11:30 am with meeting following featuring guest speaker Pauline Bowen.
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The Pioneer Plaque Program originated in 1977 as a method of collecting pioneer stories and honoring our ancestors. The members of the Shasta Historical Society realized that an extra effort should be made to get the pioneer stories while some of them were still firsthand.
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The Shasta Historical Society has always encouraged education in all forms and especially wishes to create interest in our own Shasta County history. The Shasta Historical Society is pleased to have the opportunity and capability to offer this service to the students of our community.
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A Better Question should be: "Should Catholics Celebrate Halloween"? I encourage you to read this short post and decide for yourself what the answer to this question should be. "I DARE You!"
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Any in-the-know people reading have any idea what this IBEW-paid radio ad might be talking about? --- UPDATE --- OK, so I rang an IBEW rep to see if he could explain the ad. Haven't heard back yet. However, Brian...
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Uncle Sam and Uncle Nat were brothers who became the well-liked oldest inhabitants of Millville. Their real names were Samuel T. and Nathaniel T. Stroud. From the book titled 1881 History and Business Directory of Shasta County comes this: "The...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are absolve, hiss and ridicule. Another departure, I think you'll agree. The Trials of St. JeromeThe hardened, gum-stained concrete sends shivers of pain up Jerome’s stumps, into his ass and explodes into a swi
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Marc points to Kent Dagg's latest thoughts on the City Council race, but didn't include Dagg's take on the choice voters face: So, to put it in the simplest terms imagine this: I'm your elected representative and in one hand...
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Steven Greenhut won't be celebrating no matter who wins the election for governor on Nov. 2: Californians are getting exactly what we deserve -- the choice between a kooky old union hack who helped create the current mess with past...
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Can I say what an amazing year this has been. Thanks to all of our awesome clients who we have been having a blast with! We're not updating this blog that often but trying to at least get stuff up on facebook so make sure your "like" our page so you can see when we update new photos. We still have about 65 or 70 sessions to
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Here’s a house with a “Beware” sign on the front. We can’t read what the sign warns us about in the photo, but we can guess. This one is priced for fixing. It’s the unwanted asset of the Fannie Mae organization now. Apparently they never actually read
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A tanker truck has has overturned this morning on the frontage road near northbound Interstate 5 at Pollard Flat, but the driver of the big rig reportedly is not injured.
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Excerpt from his most recent "Executive's View" at the Builders' Exchange web site: "...there is a large special interest group called the public employee unions who have changed campaigning in Redding forever. So much so, that they have spent five...
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At least one person died this morning in a house fire off Oasis Road in north Redding.
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Warm and sunny weather continues through today, but by Thursday expect to see a slow decline in temperatures that will bottom out in the low 70s by Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Today's high temperature is expected to be around 91, dropping to an overnight low of around 51. Slightly c
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What: Formed by Fire Speaker Series: John Harper When: Thursday, Oct. 14, Gallery opens at 6 p.m.; artist’s talk at 7 p.m. Where: Turtle Bay Museum - Art Gallery & Zubie’s Classroom Cost: Members free, nonmembers $3 What inspired the artists in this amazing exhibition?
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What: Still Married Perform at ARTsMart When: Saturday (Oct. 16), 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Where: Mt. Shasta Mall Acoustic duo Still Married (Craig and Erin Friedman) will perform original Shasta County country folk tunes on October 16th, as part of the Shasta County Arts Council’s ARTsMART. Th
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What: Experience Old West Day at Turtle Bay When: Saturday (Oct .16), 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Where: Turtle Bay’s McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, in Carl & Leah’s Meadow Cost: Free with park admission Enjoy a lively reenactment of frontier justice by the Law Dawgs
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In 1969, one of Shasta County’s more famous residents, Merle Haggard, released a song that since has become something of a signature for him. “Okie from Muskogee” was an overnight hi
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When shopping around town this month you might notice that pink seems to have become an official fall color. With breast cancer being the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women, according to the National Cancer Institute, it is hard not to know someone whose life
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Dear Lynne: How do you switch a bean-vegetable soup made from dried beans from "OK" to "really great"? You've mentioned a couple of times that cooking dried beans with vegetables is easy soup. Well, mine are easy, but dull as a tree stump. What's the deal here; what am I missing? -- Missing Soup Karma in Milwaukee
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Jim Reed, the Democrat running to unseat 12-term incumbent Rep. Wally Herger, might have meant to question his rival’s fitness for office, but his baseless accusation reflects far more on the man making it than its intended target.
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One of a surprising number of old, well-established politicians being challenged in this year’s election by some unknown newcomer is Sen. Russ Feingold in Wisconsin. In a recent debate between Sen. Feingold and his challenger, businessman Ron Johnson, the difference between the old pol and new guy on the block stoo
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The Redding Christian volleyball team now sits alone atop the Tri-Cities League standings. But it wasn’t an easy task.
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For a moment, the Wolves were staring at another mid-match lull after grabbing a two-set lead on the road. But the Shasta High School volleyball team recovered to roll to a four-set win over host Foothill 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-18 on Tuesday night.
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In Jason O’Dell’s mind, any home loss is something that can’t happen.
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Those who attended Foothill’s 48-7 win over Enterprise last week witnessed a little bit of history as the Hornets had a very rare blowout loss.
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The Red Hawks swept visiting Pacific Union of Angwin 25-12, 25-16, 25-11 at home Tuesday for their fourth straight victory.
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It’s time for a change in Washington, if you believe the fiery rhetoric from Carly Fiorina’s appearance in Redding on Tuesday.
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It may take weeks — or even months — before officials in Trinity County officially identify the two people who were found dead last week inside their Trinity Pines home.
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Redding would not save any money hiring a private firm to mow lawns, trim shrubs, pull weeds and do other basic maintenance in city parks, according to a report up for discussion today at City Hall.
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David Taylor, 48, of Redding, wasn’t expecting to go to jail when he answered the front door to his home shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday. He was holding his morning cup of coffee, barefoot and wearing a T-shirt and a pair of shorts.
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David Gilstrap’s fourth-graders threw down a challenge Tuesday. The Manzanita Elementary School students raised about $140 for Honey Bandit, a wild horse foal rescued after being severely injured after a Bureau of Land Management wild horse roundup in September.
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Did you know that October is National Arts and Humanities month? I didn't. But now I do, and Craig and I will celebrate with a great group of local artists, musicians and performers at the Shasta Arts Council's
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Recently, residents in Redding have found fliers for Patrick Jones and his tea-drinking partner, Gary Cadd, rolled up together and placed on their doors. The interesting part has to do with Jones' flier. He has salary and compensation information (that he was "shocked" to learn about after 4 years as mayor) printed on the f
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More than one way to fix the budgetOur current Redding City Council majority seems to think they have the only way to solve the city’s budget crisis. Their solution is to unilaterally take away employee benefits. They have totally rejected union concessions saving the budget real money.The reality
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Readers who submit recipes at www.redding.com/recipes from now through Dec. 31 will get a free Record Searchlight reusable shopping bag. If your recipe is chosen to be printed in a Food section of the Record Searchlight between now and Jan. 5, 2011, you’ll receive two free
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Spanish cuisine is as varied as its landscape, from seafood dishes inspired by its coastline, to sausage and pork dishes that come from its mountain regions. Spanish food has experienced a renaissance in the U.S. with the introduction of tapas bars, including one in Redding. These eateries feature small servings of flavorf
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Is it me or do entries on friendslist look all weird, especially where your LJ name is?
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What are your three most and least favorite foods?Submitted By roguetheelf View 1313 Answers Favorites -
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So this is how it ends. Not with gunfire, screams and blood as the United States is invaded by foreign forces, or the government captured by conservative forces applying the “Second Amendment remedy” Sharron Angle
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There's a local web site I often visit that aggregates news stories and blog posts. It also has links to mugshots of folks booked into local jails. This morning I noticed the following notice, in bold red letters, at the...
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From the Lassen County Times: Susanville Mayor Lino Callegari said he is concerned the practice of cloud seeding in the Shasta and Lake Almanor regions of the state may be part of the reason why Eagle Lake has such low...
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Caltrans, in cooperation with the City of Redding, has installed traffic signals on State Route 299 (Eureka Way) at 11th Street, which will become operational Wednesday, October 13, 2010 beginning at 5:30 a.m. Changeable Message Signs will be operational for the next week alerting drivers to the new signals.  Moto
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Regularly changing a menu to reflect what's seasonally fresh is a common custom in the restaurant business. In the north state, however, precious few businesses utilize the practice. For chef Che Stedman and his staff at Moonstone Bistro, using locally grown whole foods and shifting with the seasons is ...
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OK, this video last six minutes, and you may think you don’t care for rap music, but I promise you that you can’t help but fall in love with it by the end! The video was created for the feast of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz by seminarian Jeremy Santos. St. Lorenzo was the first Filipino saint and a martyr for the faith.
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Reddings Got Talent!
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Around the world in 80 days using only battery power. This is your chance to meet an international group of transportation pioneers, as they make a lunch, recharge, and media stop in Shasta Lake.
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Around the world in 80 days using only battery power. This is your chance to meet an international group of transportation pioneers, as they make a lunch, recharge, and media stop in Shasta Lake.
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What has 40 heads, 160 legs and eats a lot of hay?
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What has 40 heads, 160 legs and eats a lot of hay?
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A Shasta College cafeteria worker was arrested today and charged with embezzling more than $30,000 from the school's cafeteria fund.
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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, Iron Gate — Salmon fishing continued to be very good below Iron Gate Dam. Many anglers are continuing to hook 10 or more fish in an outing, although others haven’t been doing as we
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The Southern California hospital chain that owns Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding is being investigated by state and federal authorities for an unusually high rate of life-threatening infections among its older patients.
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Loving life and dancing and every sport is what this all American superherograndson is about! Check it out - he can also sing every song on the radio, way better than Miley or that Justin kid. Look out world, we've got another superstar!
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Around the world in 80 days using only battery power. This is your chance to meet an international group of transportation pioneers, as they make a lunch, recharge, and media stop in Shasta Lake.
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When shopping around town this month you might notice that pink seems to have become an official fall color. Breast Cancer is fought by hundreds of thousands of women and men each year, including some of our own right here in Shasta County. In an effort to battle the second leading cause of cancer related death in women, th
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“I am thrilled to be able to unveil this new orchestra to the community,” commented Dr. Corbin. “I believe the audience will be pleased at the magnitude and quality of what we are able to do with our local talent. The repertoire is diverse, and I know listeners of all ages will be able to engage in this concert—from
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The Rainbow Whale is up over at DarcyArts at Etsy, swimming free and easy through a sea that is sometimes rough but always life-giving. We all need to remember that there are so many creatures in the sea and each one is a special shining  jewel on this planet. This soft sculpture was created for all [...]
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The Redding area's state senator did not vote on the state budget. He was absent, his spokesman says, due to a previous family commitment. However, the spokesman adds that even if he'd been in Sacramento, he'd not have been a...
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This sounds like a hoot of an event: A glimpse of courtship and marriage during the 1800's will be featured in a special program sponsored by the Behrens Eaton Museum and Shasta Courthouse Museum at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October...
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Firefighters pounced on a blaze in Palo Cedro this morning, containing it at half an acre.
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It wasn't fancy, but it served the purpose. It was conveniently located right across the road from the Manton Bar letting everyone know that's where he or she could end up if... The following information is out of Alice...
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“African Morning” by Louise Tuthill What: Wine Tasting and Art Show at Anselmo Vinyards When: Sunday (Oct. 17), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: Anselmo Vinyards Six artists will combine local art with local wine at a special Sunday brunch at
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What: 9th Annual Wings of Angels and Sons of Italy Spaghetti Feed When: Saturday (Oct. 16), 2 to 9 p.m.; live auction at 7 p.m. Where: Sons of Italy, 4850 Cedars Road Cost: Adults $10; children under 12 years, $5. Purchase tickets at the door or online at
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It was sunny and breezy, a cool, beautiful Sunday I walked out to see Honey Bandit and he was drenched in sweat. His little body was burning up and he was on fire. I immediately took his temperature and it...
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Here’s a classic Sunset West home. It was listed for $900K in ’04, and seems to have last sold in ’07 for $695K. We’re sure it seemed like a deal back then, about $114K ago. Anyway, you and I sort-of-own this lovely 1991 home now, as taxpaying co-owners of the Fannie Ma
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The weather should remain sunny and warm today and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Today's high should be around 90 degrees, with an overnight low of around 47. For Wednesday, expect a high around 91 and clear skies. The overnight low for the Redding area should be around 44 degrees.
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Among the memories of my youth, I very fondly recall catching lizards. Their reptilian stares, their colorful and varied skins of beady armor. Although I no longer wield the hand-eye speed I possessed in those magical days of jars and cigar box terrariums, It seems I can still catch an occasional lizard. And still let it
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Fellow Reddingites. Once again I find myself drawn to the politics of my hometown, the City of Redding. I did not make this decision to run for city council lightly. I believe that Redding is in a pivotal place in its history. Past decisions, made by well-meaning leaders, based on the information they had at the time, ha
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I extend my personal thanks to everyone – volunteer and paid worker – who participated in the recent Public Lands Day events at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Lake Shasta, the Clear Creek Greenway and elsewhere. I’ve noticed significantly cleaner parking areas and trailheads, a few new signs and tou
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My warning to anyone attending this year’s Focus Film Festival: Prepare for a 180-degree shift in the way you view the experience of living with a disability. “We’re about the human condition,” said f
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What: Soroptimist International of Redding’s 13th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon When: Oct 19. Doors open at 11; lunch service starts at 11:45 Where: Redding Convention Center Cost: $30 This year’s luncheon will feature critically acclaimed author, artist and speak
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Every national poll shows the Republican Party is poised to make big gains this fall, perhaps even taking back control of both the House and Senate. Even here in California, where the movie muscleman Arnold Schwarzenegger is the only GOP candidate of the last 18 years to win a top-of-ticket race, Republican nominees for
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Proposition 24 is a dreary measure about obscure business taxes whose details nobody but a certified public accountant could love. Cut through the weeds, though, and voters face a clear philosophical choice.
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WHEREVER YOU STAND, VOTE: Polls suggest November's election will have a very low turnout. I hope they're wrong. Those who do not exercise their privilege to vote should keep their mouths shut when legislation is passed or a politician elected that is not to their liking. Whatever your affiliation, vote. It does count.
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In 1910: The McCormick-Saeltzer Co. of Redding opened a temporary branch store in Kennett for the display and sale of $3,500 of ladies' cloaks and suits.
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Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their supporters gathered at City Hall in Redding to celebrate National Coming Out Day on Monday.
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Humboldt State senior Eric Malain was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s Male Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week of Oct. 4-10.
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Among the more than 500 creditors in Helser Chevrolet Inc.'s Chapter 7 bankruptcy are hundreds of customers who purchased extended warranty contracts with the former Red Bluff dealer.
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A 2-year old mountain lion that took off with a 75-pound goat Friday was captured and killed by a Department of Fish and Game trapper Saturday morning.
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Foothill High School graduate Megan Rapinoe has been named to the 2011 U.S. women's World Cup team, she said Monday.
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A dispute between the Gateway Unified School District and Rocky Point Charter School could be headed toward mediation.
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An environmentalist group has filed a petition urging state wildlife managers to put a woodpecker under California's endangered or threatened species protection, a move that both environmentalists and timber officials say could drastically curtail salvage logging around the state.
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Emergency personnel are responding tonight to Cypress Avenue in the area of Beverly Drive for a pedestrian that was hit by a car.
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The Cottonwood Creek Watershed Group is in dire straits, and its board members have asked the Shasta County Sheriff's Office to investigate how it got there, board member Jim Busher said. The board also has planned an emergency meeting for Thursday to find out what the community wants to do with the group.
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Rep. Wally Herger has called off a debate with Democratic challenger Jim Reed scheduled later this month.
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The 2009-2010 legislative session has come to a close and here are the bills impacting real estate transactions that passed into law and take effect Jan. 1, 2011: Short Sale Deficiencies- A seller’s first trust deed lender cannot seek a deficiency judgement against the borrower after a short sale. Fr
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This is the day when Americans are celebrating Christopher Columbus, the man who sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and allegedly discovered America nearly 500 years ago. But did he? Was he really the first person to discover America? More...
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Firefighters put out a fire in a shed on Spring Gulch Road near Spanish Gulch Road, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection official.
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California Highway Patrol officials reported that several small grass fires were called in this morning along Highway 99 West near Manor Lane.
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U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina will speak at Simpson University on Tuesday, though her press people apparently are hesitant to tell anyone but her Republican base that.
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I don’t think of ReallyRedding as a political blog. But in fact, every act of written expression is a political act in this world. The recent award of the Nobel Prize to Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo makes this painfully clear.
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Looking around Etsy I can see that a sort of drab low-key color range is the fashion. I have a hard time finding the smallest scrap of desire to lower the volume on my color palate. I am nothing if not changeable — Gemini Rising — so there may come a time when I just don’t need [...]
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Ran across this item on off-grid.net the same day my latest REU bill arrived. Read the whole "off-the-grid-mates wanted" ad here. "We are a married couple; wife is 57 and husband is 58. We are very active and not afraid...
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What: 10th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction at People of Progress’ Octuberfest When: Oct. 21, 6 p.m. Where: First United Methodist Church’s Social Hall, at the corner of South & East Streets in downtown Redding. Honoring people, potatoes, and our ability to move forward t
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Still no Interwebs service at home. Everything is done by coffee shop or stolen signal.Thought I'd do a OneWord. One word, and 60 seconds to writer. That word? Sunlight.Sunlight pervades this place. The kind of lemony-yellow light that makes you squint, sneeze, just by looking at it. It envelopes you, like
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The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for much of the north state today due to hot, dry and windy conditions. "A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly," the weather service posted on its website. "A combination of strong winds...
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Not does a week go by that I am not approached by someone who is desperate for better liturgical music. It isn't that there are many bad musicians in Catholic Churches, most are very good and have the best of intentions. Most are very sincere in their desire to provide good and spiritual music for the parishioners.
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Ken Murray was born in Los Angeles, attended grammar school in the small San Joaquin Valley town of Planada and graduated high school at Newport Harbor High in Newport Beach.  After graduation he enlisted in the United States
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What: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces Cultural Bus Tour When: Saturday, Oct 16; departs 7:15 a.m., returns 9:30 p.m. The Shasta County Arts Council is currently offering a Post-Impressionist Masterpieces Cultural Bus Tour to the de Young Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco ~ Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne
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What: Fall Into Dance - Fundraiser for The Dance Project When: Thursday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Where: Cascade Theatre Cost: $10 per person Tickets available
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Healthy Shasta announced the five selected Action Heroes for 2010 at Healthy Shasta’s annual Walk This Way at Turtle Bay event. The Action Heroes were selected to be honored for their efforts in making healthy eating and physical activity choices easier for others. The Action Heroes are: Organizatio
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What: “Music and Merlot” to Support Evergreen Union School District Music When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 Where: Burnsini Vineyards in Cottonwood Cost: $45 per person donation Despite the financial crisis in California’s public schools, Evergreen Union School District
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They catch the light - especially the low, soft slanting light of Autumn; they dance in the slightest breeze; they hold dew drops and rain drops like pearls, winking on a string; they arch and drape and cascade, adding both vertica
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What: The Shasta College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers workshop: Setting Up Your Quickbooks Company When: Thursday (Oct. 14), 1 - 5 p.m. Where: SBDC Training Room, 1420 Butte Street, Redding Cost: $35 per person This workshop will take participants through the steps o
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I’d planned to live out the rest of my days with the love of my life, my husband of 13 years, in our Igo dream house. Cue nightmare. Water-in-the-face wake-up call. As I disclosed last week, my marriage unexpectedly took a horrible
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At one time or another, all curious taxpayers scratch their heads in wonderment and ask the question: How can the city spend all that money on palm trees (or art installations, or fancy new lampposts, or you name it) while the schools are crying poverty, the county’s downsizing its jail, and we’re straining j
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In general it is not the policy of the Youth Violence Prevention Council to take formal positions on political candidates or issues; nonetheless, from time to time situations or proposals arise that have a direct and/or dire impact on the very people on whom our efforts are focused. Proposition 19 — the “Regu
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Here’s an overview of what’s open and closed today for Columbus Day
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Today in History: Oct. 11, 2010
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A recently passed law aims to get truant students back in school by placing responsibility on parents.
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After the Sundial Bridge was completed in 2004, Egon Harrasser of Redding found a way to combine his love of architecture and running.
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Anderson is getting ready to celebrate its favorite fish.
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The Shasta,