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December 15th, 2010

Police were looking for a driver who may have intentionally run over a pedestrian this afternoon in downtown Redding not once, but twice.
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From Authenticity: Being Honest with God and Others by Bill Hybels, Sherry Harney, Kevin G. Harney "In his book, The Different Drum, Scott Peck presents an interesting theoryabout relationships. He says God designed us to yearn for open, honest,authentic relationships - "communal
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A man was run over on Pine Street in Redding Wednesday afternoon in what appears to be an intentional hit-and-run. It was 2 minutes before four o’clock when the victim, an Asian man approximately 20-years-old, was crossing Pine Street from east to west just south of Lincoln Street. A newer-model dark grey Ford F-15
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A moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in the unincorporated areas of Shasta County has been extended for another year. The action was taken during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The reason given was the same as last time the moratorium was extended: because of numerous legal cases concerning the s
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Throughout Shasta County and Redding, residents have decorated their homes for the holidays. The Shasta Association of Realtors each year scouts out the best displays, and then votes on their favorites.
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Suicide is a quiet killer and is prevalent in Shasta County, California, the U.S. and the world.
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Roberta Moore doesn't remember food allergies being an issue when she started up 4Ever Pets in 1996. But as president of the pet adoption agency, she said food allergies have become a serious issue in recent years.
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The New Year is a perfect time to quit smoking and start a new smoke-free life.
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COTTONWOOD — It was a bloody mess near here today after a pickup rear-ended a butcher truck carrying dead cattle.
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Q. How do you answer a non-believer’s perception of inconsistencies between religion’s doctrine/values and the behavior of some of its followers? All religions have two sides which seem to contradict each other. Religion originates from the natural inclination of human beings to articulate the experience of right relati
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The recent discussion of the outside possibility of wolves returning someday to California got me thinking --- Shasta High School, Trinity High School and many others still have as their mascot an animal that we deliberately extinguished. Meanwhile, of course,...
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A 90-year-old Cottonwood man sustained major injuries when three head of cattle landed on his pickup in a rear-end collision Wednesday morning. The crash occurred at around 11:25 at the Bowman Meat Company, next to the railroad crossing on Bowman Road, just west of Broadhurst Road. The owner of the meat company, 53-year-
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Anderson Police have recovered a couple of counterfeit bills this week. Wednesday morning the Anderson High School Cafeteria discovered they had accepted a counterfeit one dollar bill. It may seem odd that someone would go to the trouble, but Anderson Police Sergeant Bob Curado says they didn’t seem to go to a lot
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A reward has been posted again in hopes that someone will come forward with any information on a hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of a bicyclist. On November 22nd at around 6:30pm, 53-year-old John Muncy of Anderson was riding a mountain bike southbound on Riverland Drive near the Riverland Mobile Home Park.
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A new traffic signal on South Market Street at Grange Street near the Good News Rescue Mission is activated as of Thursday morning. The signal replaces the flashing pedestrian crossing beacon system. The median island has been realigned to create a longer left turn lane from Market to eastbound Grange Street. The southea
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The trial of two men accused of cheating thousands of investors out of an estimated $200 million through an elaborate Ponzi scheme has been put off until March 15.
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The San Francisco Giants World Series trophy will make a brief stop in Redding next month as part of a nationwide tour.
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A Shasta County man was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to 60 days in jail in connection with a dispute with a Centerville man over money and medical marijuana.
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You know, our very conservative north state senator might have more in common with the incoming Democratic governor than he might think. While he's kicking off his Senate term with an entertaining twist on the old "There ought to be...
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The state has reached a $13 million settlement with DIRECTV for customers who were subjected to the satellite company’s misleading sales and marketing practices, Attorney General Jerry Brown announced this morning.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Go to www.wonews.com or subscribe at wonsubs.com. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES SACRAMENTO RIVER, Redding — Trout fishing below Keswick Dam continued to be very good last week, even though fishing was limited for most of the week to the stretch around Redding because of high m
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The Bible does not mention the exact word "purgatory," but instead it makes reference to a place. To claim that it
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Shasta and Tehama Counties saw an increase in population and median age, according to figures released Tuesday by the U-S Census Bureau. The American Community Survey is based on surveys of nearly 10 million Americans, conducted from 2005 to 2009. Between 2000 and 2009, Shasta County saw its population grow by nearly 10
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Ran into this interesting blogpost over at Facebook by Paul Butler. A statistician plotted pairs of friendships by location, and came up with this really interesting graphic.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are dabble, lean, utter.Twisting FatesThey’re sitting in ancient white Adirondack chairs, watching the world go by, sipping sweetened tea with lemon wedges from tall, sweaty glasses. “Edwin, do yo
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We all have our dream vacation destination. For two young ladies, that dream rests right here in Redding, California. Hui and Mengyao, Chinese high school students, will be coming to Redding in January to study at Liberty Christian Schools. The girls, both tenth grade students, are now looking for families to host them duri
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Mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the lower 50s are forecast for today and Thursday in Redding, but that’s all going to change come Friday, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. A big storm system dropping out of the Gulf of Alaska will bring rain, wind and snow to Northern Califor
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If you have ever seen an episode of “Oprah’s Favorite Things,” you’ve witnessed an annual marketing extravaganza. Since 1996, I’ve sat helplessly on my sofa as Oprah’s audience group-hugged, cheered, cried and took home her most prized gourmet edibles, music, books, fashion and beauty products. This year’s aud
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I will fondly remember my day with the sled dogs of Dogsled Express in January. I reported on Pat Campbell and his team of Alaskan Huskies in "Gee, Haw, Arha - Sounds of the Siskiyou Dogsled Races." On Dec. 10, Pat and his canine crew began another season of tours that include views of Castle [...]
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Q: What are rutabagas? A: If the rutabaga wasn't a childhood favorite, you should consider giving this hardy root vegetable a second chance. It has a slightly stronger flavor than a turnip, with a light peppery bite. It's believed to be a hybrid of the turnip and cabbage.
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To make this spicy pork tenderloin a meal, serve it with a side of steamed pea pods tossed with sliced water chestnuts, brown rice mixed with dried apricots, and fresh mango and papaya slices.
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By toasting a bit of prepared granola with butter, we were able to keep this dish light and healthy while still providing a delicious crunchy topping to sweet spiced apples.
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Beets are good for you and have a long growing season, so we're always looking for new ways to enjoy these colorful root veggies.
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It is hard to come up with Christmas gifts for people who already seem to have everything. But there are few — if any — people who can keep up with the flood of books coming off the presses. Books can be good gifts for such people.
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Pat Jones is aiming at the right target.
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December means one thing for basketball — tournament time.
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While the season is only two weeks old, it looks like parity may be the best word to describe Division IV boys basketball in the Northern Section this year.
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The Redding Christian girls basketball team edged Hamilton 55-50 in overtime on Tuesday.
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Is this attempt to close the corral gate after the spooked horses have all scattered out into the hills the lamest government action ever? It might be. From CNET: U.S. government scientists are being blocked from accessing WikiLeaks' Web sites...
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An hilarious take on the state of the profession. -30-...
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Today I had the opportunity to visit the Anderson Cottonwood Christian Assistance program, a cooperative effort to address the needs of the Anderson and Cottonwood communities. Filled with volunteers working on food boxes, and a whole list of other projects including a "Dress and be cool" clothing program for students. Very
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Investigators with a Sacramento law firm Tuesday interviewed Redding School District employees about alleged conflicts of interest and hiring improprieties in the district.
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Stuffed bears, bunnies and other animals will make their way into Christmas stockings of about 150 underprivileged Shasta County kids this year thanks to students at Bonny View Elementary School.
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RED BLUFF — A March jury trial on marijuana charges against Red Bluff businessman Joe Froome and Daniel Ludwig, his son-in-law, was set Tuesday in Tehama County Superior Court.
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For the second time this year, Shasta County supervisors Tuesday extended a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries — this time for a full year.
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Two months after reassuring its members that plans to open a cooperative grocery store in downtown Redding were moving forward, organizers are focusing efforts on partnering with a local school district.
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A former north state man was one of six U.S. soldiers killed Sunday when a van packed with explosives was detonated at a jointly operated outpost in southern Afghanistan.
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Dam operators have more than doubled Sacramento River flows to make room in Lake Shasta as forecasters call for a week of rain starting Friday.
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Shasta County saw a spike in population, and the county is older, whiter and poorer per capita than most of California, U.S. Census Bureau figures show. On Tuesday the bureau released the results from its American Community Survey.
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Kids home on their Christmas break will have a chance to explore their artistic side in a four-day workshop in downtown Redding.
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The New York Times has a wonderful list of articles, recipes, suggestions, etc. for Christmas entertaining, including fast and simple appetizers, mains, drinks, and whatnot.Find it here.
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Everyone has their favorite cookies at Christmas. my favorites are oatmeal-walnut, shortbread, a butter cookie called jelly snow tops, and when I'm feeling ambitious, Swedish stars.But there's always room for more. There are new favorites out there lurking around the corner.The New York Times lists
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Less than a week after voting to hire the interim district manager permanently, the Mountain Gate Community Services District board of directors made its vote public tonight.
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While enjoying the holiday cheer over the next couple of weeks, it’s important that this year is not remembered as the Christmas you spent in jail. The Shasta County “Avoid the Six” Winter Holiday DUI Campaign begins Friday the 17th, and continues through New Years weekend. Impaired drivers will be pluc
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The goose is getting fat, but she’s got nothing on the big oil companies. The average price of gasoline in California is $3.26 for a gallon of self-serve unleaded. That’s 12 cents higher than it was a month ago and 35 cents higher than a year ago, according to the latest AAA survey of over 100,000 gas station
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A high-ranking Cal-Fire official who knows how to manage a lot of people and a whole lot of money has been named as the new Director for the Good News Rescue Mission in Redding. The current Executive Director, Dan Walters, is retiring from the position in February so he can pay more attention to some family health issues
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Our new State Senator for Northern California’s District Four is an experienced lawmaker, but he’d rather erase a few laws instead. Doug LaMalfa, who was termed out of the Assembly before winning a Senate seat this year, has seen his share of frivolous and burdensome laws. Now, he’s announced his First
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When cooking with wine, only use the good stuff. If wine isn't good enough to drink by itself, why put it in your food? That's a little tip from "Pleasures of the Vine" a new cookbook created by the Shasta-Cascade Viticulture Association. The 118-page book has 150 recipes featuring north state wines as an ingredient o
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A soldier with roots in the Redding area is among six US troops killed on Sunday in Afghanistan. Specialist Derek Simonetta was an Infantryman from the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The 21-year-old
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An employee at a downtown Redding fast food restaurant reported being threatened with a gun Tuesday. At around 1:30pm, a Taco Bell employee contacted Redding Police, saying that he was in the parking lot when a white man who looked to be in his 20s brandished a small black handgun at him and made threatening statements.
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Musicians are invited to join the Shasta College Community Concert Band for the Spring semester. The 100-plus member ensemble is open to all community members who can read music and play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. The Community Band, in it’s 32nd year, is designed for any local musician who want t
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Redding police are being sent this afternoon to a fast-food restaurant after it was reported that a man threatened a fast-food restaurant employee with a handgun in the parking lot.
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Parking Lot #3 was previously the location of three Redding schools. The block on which Parking Lot #3 is located was once known as the "Grammar School Block." And located on that block, possibly right where Parking Lot #3...
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Emergency personnel responded this morning to a reported rollover accident on northbound Interstate 5 at Gas Point Road.
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A constituent unhappy with a form letter writes to her local paper. Excerpt: I promised Congressman Wally Herger that if he kept ignoring numerous e-mails about a simple question, I would write to our local newspaper, via letters to the...
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This is the inside of Terry's Mill on Hatchet Mountain. From here, the lumber was transported on a 32-mile long flume down the mountain to the planing mill that once existed on Meyer Road in Bella Vista. From the Bella...
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The rolling Sacramento River has become the swollen Sacramento River. In anticipation of significant snow melt runoff as a warm winter storm travels over the mountains, the US Bureau of Reclamation is making room in Shasta Lake for the extra water. The Bureau has more-than-doubled the volume released from Shasta Dam from
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In the wee hours of Sunday morning as the downtown Redding bars were winding down and closing-time patrons milled about, Redding Police say several people interfered with officers and had to be forcibly subdued. At 1:40am, an officer was flagged down at the intersection of Placer and California Streets because of a two-v
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open, night closed for the season. Temperature: 38 degrees. Skies: Cloudy. Wind: Light. Visibility: Unlimited. Depth: 27 inches at base, 38 inches at top. New snow in the past 24 hours: None. Snow surface: Powder and packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 16 groomed. Lifts open: Three a
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What: David Jacobs-Strain Performs at Maxwell's When: Saturday (Dec. 18), seating starts @ 6 p.m. Where: Maxwell's Eatery, 1344 Market St., Redding Cost: $15, limited availability. Purchase tickets at Maxwell's or call 247-7200. For a complete music schedule, check out www.maxwellseatery.com. David Jacobs-Strain is a slide
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What: Shasta Family Justice Center Presents a Community Education Class - Learn the Basics of Sexual Assault When: Thursday (Dec. 16), 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free Who: Shasta Women’s Refuge Community Educator Caedy Minoletti Where: Shasta Family Justice Center – Community Room 1670 Market St. Suite 300 Redding, CA 9
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The most wonderful thing happened since my last Pink House Chronicles: the birth of my grandson, Austin Alexander Domke (8 lbs., because I know you want to know.) Credit goes to his parents, Joshua and Kat Domke, for bringing  The Most Handsome Little Boy into the world, and granting me the honor of being Noni Doni. As
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From the Chronicle: "...the state is facing the gloomiest outlook for the teaching profession in a very long time, said Margaret Gaston, president of the Santa Cruz center. Budget cuts have boosted class sizes by up to 10 children. Teacher...
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A former north state man was one of six U.S. soldiers killed Sunday when a van packed with explosives was detonated at a jointly operated outpost in southern Afghanistan.
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California might not, in a few years, if this trend that started well before the Great Recession continues. From California Watch: The number of Californians seeking to become teachers has plummeted by 45 percent over a seven year period -...
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Good day ya’ll. Monday was a pleasant day and one in which my body said  ”Rest.” After making up a squid set in the early morning hours, I chilled. I needed the rest and it’s a good thing I took advantage of a little down time. This morning I find I have had requests for [...]
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Today we feature a 1977 built 3/2 of about 1882 sqft on 4.29 acres with a pool and a shop. Intermountain Road is a paved private road east of Shasta College with
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A cold front moving through Northern California will bring more rain today to Redding, as well as snow in the mountains, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento are reporting. Today’s high in Redding is expected to be near 54 degrees, while tonight’s low will be around 38 degrees. The forecast for
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Gifts sometimes present themselves in interesting little stories. My family is in the process of a big move. We have found an amazing spot that is just perfect for us. When we visited the house a few months ago, everything felt "right." Well, except for the hideously small oven, but I was not about to [...]
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Lassen Volcanic National Park will participate in a multiple park project designed to survey rocky areas for pika, use DNA to quantify gene flow between areas where pika are present, and conduct a quantitative vulnerability assessment that explicitly predicts pika response to climate change. The American pika is a small mem
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City planning is all about drawing lines — houses go here, apartments there, factories over yonder — with the goal of sensibly steering growth and ensuring that peaceful residential neighborhoods don’t find rockabilly bars or oil refineries popping up in their neighborhoods.
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Back in the early 1970s, just a few years after Pat Brown was knocked out of the governor’s office by Ronald Reagan, it was not uncommon to see him tooling along California freeways behind the wheel of his silver American-made sedan with a personalized license plate saying “THE GUV.”
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At the Home Depot in Redding, the bright orange shelves carry a wide selection of light bulbs. Compact fluorescent (CFL), halogen and light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs — the energy-efficient choices — dominate the aisle, but some incandescent light bulbs still linger.
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Skeletal remains of a Redding woman who has been missing since December 2009 may have been found.
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Over the past few years, some California lawmakers have started asking their constituents whether they ever thought “there ought to be a law” and drafted legislation accordingly.
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OROVILLE — A convicted wife killer from Anderson refused to leave his prison cell Monday to attend a video hearing before a judge who may decide whether he was sane when he was convicted nearly three decades ago.
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The residents of St. Clare Court are definitely grateful for one thing this year, a safe place to live. The single-story, one-bedroom units have become a safe harbor for 15 mentally ill adults, whose wish it is to have a bright and cheerful holiday season.
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Someone might have mistaken a burning pile of leaves for an overturned car on fire Monday afternoon.
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Shasta County and the city of Redding have agreed to settle an environmental lawsuit for $80,000 and increased pollution control.
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In 1910: Supervisor George Nutting purchased the Arthur McMurry ranch for $2,500.
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Six people were arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly interfering with police who were giving a field sobriety test in downtown Redding.
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Century 21 Hilltop in Redding is celebrating its 35th year in business.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a request by the state Attorney General’s Office to consider overturning a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that threw out the cold case murder conviction of a Burney woman.
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During her 31 days away from home, Jean Marie Berlinghoff struggled through hunger and exhaustion, her father says.
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The Redding Planning Commission is poised today to approve an old-fashioned urban mixed-use building for the city’s downtown core.
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The Mercy girls basketball team fell to Westwood 60-45 on Monday.
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During her 31 days away from home, Jean Marie Berlinghoff struggled through hunger and exhaustion, her father says.
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Redding police early Sunday morning arrested six people on suspicion of interfering in a police investigation while officers responded to a traffic collision on Placer Street and California Street.
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It's like Bill Bryson said - "I have long known that it is part of God's plan for me to spend a little time with each of the most stupid people on earth.”Last night I was at Gary's so I missed the phone call that came in at 10:34 PM. I can only wonder about the conversation I might have had with the unknown fe
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A car belonging to a missing Redding woman has been located in Trinity County, along with what may be the woman’s remains. 58-year-old Darlene Louise Dunn was reported by Redding Police as a missing person, and was considered at-risk due to mental health issues. She was last seen at her home on Kerryjen Court in Re
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You know how I posted about the homophobic troll that keeps bugging me on Facebook despite my requests for him to JUST GO AWAY?He isn't quite as dumb as you'd think. He filed a complaint with the LJ Abuse Team, as they are laughingly called, offended that I used his real name. Imagine this: he's been stalking me
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If you listen closely -- not just with your ears, but with all your senses, and especially with your heart -- a Christmas tree will tell you a story about the people who give it a home.
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See who was at what recent community event.
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Over the last few years, some California lawmakers have started asking their constituents whether they ever thought “there ought to be a law” and drafted legislation accordingly
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The relieved parents of Redding teenager Jean Marie Berlinghoff said the 15-year-old is happy to be home and with family again. And though plenty of questions still linger about what happened during the 31 days she was missing and with her uncle Charles Berlinghoff, 44, of Los Angeles, a few details are coming forth. Not [.
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Back in the Cold War days, of course. If so, where?...
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Skeletal remains of a Redding woman who has been missing since last December may have been found.
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Someone mistook a burning pile of leaves for an overturned car on fire this afternoon.
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Butter Ball candy, a Japanese import, has been found to have dangerously high levels of lead, said the California Department of Public Health in a press release.
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The Los Angeles man accused of keeping 15-year-old Jean Berlinghoff away from her parents for a month will be returned to Shasta County this week.
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Redding Spine and Sports Medicine partners with Soles4Souls to collect used shoes for charity.
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Red Bluff Police are trying to figure out what made a group of men want to beat up another man with a baseball bat. Shortly before 2 o’clock on Saturday afternoon, 20-year-old Anthony Stefanin, 23-year-old Lawrence Twiford and two others had just arrived at a friend’s house in the 900 block of Monroe Street.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a request by the state Attorney General’s Office to consider overturning a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that threw out the cold case murder conviction of a Burney woman.
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Here’s a 2006 built 2/2 of about 1058 sq ft. It’s just a block or so from the nice park with the baseball diamond and the BMX bicycle track. It’s not very far to the boat launch at Centimudi either. There’s only thi
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Even -- heck, given the legal mess of the "business" -- maybe especially the medical-marijuana industry. And now it has one in Washington, reports McClatchey News Service. WASHINGTON -- The cannabis industry has flexed its muscles in 15 states where...
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We attended the Art Hop function Saturday night at the spa on Oregon Street. BTW> You can buy this historic building on Oregon Street if you’d like.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open, night closed for the season. Temperature: 38 degrees. Skies: Cloudy. Wind: Light. Visibility: Unlimited. Depth: 27 inches at base, 38 inches at top. New snow in the past 24 hours: None. Snow surface: Powder and packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 16 groomed. Lifts open: Three a
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A recent article in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL highlighted a scenario I see in my day-to-day practice of real estate.  A property seller, buyer and first lien holder all agree to accept a certain price only to have the second lien holder ask for more money. It’s noteworthy that the second lien holder would g
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The Hall of Records building is on the left. It was designed by Robert Reading, architect son of Major Pierson Reading (Shasta County's first permanent white settler), for Shasta County in 1908. Its walls were built with fireproof brick...
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If you're interested in seeing country music legend Clint Black at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, (Dec. 14), at the Cascade Theatre, representatives there want you to know they had about 100 tickets available as of Saturday: "Don't miss this chance to see one of country music's biggest stars ... we're not sure when we'll be lucky e
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Shocking news, I know. Anyway, this came to light from the LA Times today. Rich Hollywood folk are seeing their home prices decline in such places as Malibu and the Hollywood Hills and all. Click on the image to read and weep.
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CaliforniaWatch reports: While the state collects millions of dollars from red-light cameras at intersections, a few California cities are starting to question whether the safety benefits are worth the high cost to their own coffers. Loma Linda is the latest...
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Get ready for another wet week. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain in Redding today, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento are reporting this morning. The rain is likely to fall before 10 a.m., but there’s also a 90 percent chance of rain tonight. Heavy snow could also fall tonight in the Lassen Vol
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, as part of the National Park Service's Artist-in-Residence Program, is seeking professional artists working in photography, sculpture and painting to apply to participate in the 2011 Residency Program.  Selected artists will have the opportunity to spend up to three weeks in an artists
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What: Free Breast Cancer Screening for Women 50 years of age and older When: Pre-register no later than Wednesday (Dec. 15) for the screening, held Jan. 27. Where: Mercy Regional Cancer Center – 2175 Rosaline Ave. Redding, CA 96001 Cost: Free for qualifying women Early detection is critical in treating breast cancer.  T
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Last week, state Senate and Assembly members were sworn into office, including 29 freshman members of the Legislature. Gov.-elect Jerry Brown and the new Legislature are immediately faced with a 12.4 percent unemployment rate and a $26 billion budget deficit. How lawmakers will meet the challenge of making additional cut
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Drawing new legislative and congressional districts — whether done by the Legislature, the courts or California’s new independent redistricting commission — is a zero-sum game.
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Home solar-power fans begged the Redding City Council last week not to spend the last money in a subsidy fund on a large photovoltaic array that will power the airport’s terminal and runway lights. They argued that, instead, individual city residents should be able to enjoy the dramatic savings from solar power, wh
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The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for the Redding that will be in effect until at least 3 a.m. Monday.
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Rain in the valley often means snow in the mountains, and our high-elevation neighbors to the north and east are welcoming a fresh batch of winter revelers to their parks. The Mt. Shasta Ski Park opened for its 25th season on Tuesday, more than a week ahead of schedule, said Jim Mullins, the park’s marketing [...]
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After more than a month away from home, 15-year-old Jean Marie Berlinghoff was reunited with her family Sunday morning.
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A group of young men huddled together late one morning last week as one of them lit up a methamphetamine pipe. Not too far away, a woman with a baby stroller paid no attention as she continued on her way. Welcome to South City Park.
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RED BLUFF — Supervisor Charlie Willard sat in a bare-walled office after a recent board meeting, reflecting on 16 years representing Tehama County’s northeastern patch.
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In 1910: The Redding city Board of Trustees planned to buy an 80-horsepower firefighting vehicle from the Seagrove company of New York for $5,800. The vehicle, equipped with hose, ladders and a chemical engine, was reportedly the best offered to the trustees.
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Two people have reportedly been injured when the vehicle they were riding in crashed into a tree on Hawthorne Avenue in Happy Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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The high pressure ridge is now over California. There is fog in most of the inland valleys this morning, especially the Sacramento Valley. The mountains and foothills above the fog will have sunny skies today and above normal temperatures. The fog in the Redding area ...
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Two men have been hospitalized after an attack in Red Bluff on Saturday.
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Asks Angela Levin, new to gmail, in the Daily Mail of the UK. Excerpt: Various friends advised me to switch to Gmail, saying it was easy to use and accessible from anywhere. It was simple to set up an account,...
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Redding police, fire and medical personnel are responding this afternoon to a traffic collision on Northpoint Drive in Redding.
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Motion sickness: Avoid going green
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In two separate incidents this morning, Redding fire crews quickly extinguished small fires in an oven and a microwave.
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We happen to know that this home sold in ’06 using the City of Redding’s DAP program, so perhaps the condition is such that the home would qualify for Redding’s c
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This is a follow up to yesterday's post about the importance of real estate property rights as a foundation of national wealth. This is a fascinating short video of the last 200 years of national health and wealth. Here, normally dry statistical data
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This is the old Dodson house and barn located of Dodson Lane and Balls Ferry Road in Anderson. This property was originally the Wilson Ranch and the place where Alice Wilson grew up. Alice grew up and became a...
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After more than a month away from home, 15-year old Jean Marie Berlinghoff was reunited with her family this morning.
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Honey Bandit is still exhibiting a low energy level, but his bodily functions are pretty normal now. He is just a big bundle of sweetness. Unfortunately, he is still getting cast nearly every night. (For those of you who wanted...
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Redding will wake up today to a layer of patchy fog expected to break up by 10 a.m. for a sunny day.
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Caught a snippet of Alana Burke's radio show yesterday while driving around town. One caller was trying, unsuccessfully, to get Burke to agree that 9/11 was in fact a dark conspiracy of shadowy bankers and other "elites". That brought to...
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If you're in the neighborhood, check out the whimsical "Art Barnyard" exhibit of works by Red Bluff area artists and husband and wife team Phil Dynan and Ana Nelson at their gallery on Walnut Street in RB. I dropped...
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I know you’re hearing the riff that follows that line in your head, right now. Ah, Keith. You are sublime in a most rock n roll way. This is the meaning of success! The best present ever. Look at those eyes! This young man is the owner of the Keith Richards Soft Boy number two. [...]
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Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far reaches of Northern Californey. A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Redding, CA journalist Doni Greenberg, is the place for people craving local Northern California news, commentary, food, arts and entertainment. Views and opinions express
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Deacon Pat Kearns3rd Sunday of Advent Is 35:1-6a, 10, Mt 11:2-11Catholic Joy Today we light the 3rd Advent Candle. The Rose colored candle. It is different than and much brighter than all the others. This particular candle symbolizes “Rejoicing”. Let’s explo
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It's that time, again....a post from last year:The freezer is cleared out in preparation for my annual holiday ritual: The Stockpiling of the Cookie Dough. I make about 70 pounds of this shortbread dough in December -- we give away most of the cookies - to customers, friends, roving bands of neigh
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I woke up last weekend to a cold, rainy day alone with my children. I had just returned home the night before from a trip to my parents' house in the Bay Area, and was feeling a bit tired and in need of a pajama day.
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It seems like only yesterday that I was standing on a ladder out in the cold garage handing down cargo boxes filled with everything from ornaments to angel dust. That's when it really hit me that Christmastime was near.
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Just when we thought diaper days were a thing of the past along came grandchild No. 4, Allison.
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Well, I seem to have done it again. Solved another earthshaking problem with my annual holiday season thinking session. I only think once a year and this year the problem was incredibly taxing.
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The Tuesday Record Searchlight editorial, “REU rates are less and less of a bargain,” misrepresents the rate advantage that REU has and will continue to have over Pacific Gas and Electric.
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Leslee Sage and Lincoln Reynolds were married Sept. 18, 2010, at Riverview Restaurant in Anderson. Andrea Asebedo officiated. The bride is the daughter of Janice Downing Bridges of Shasta Lake. The groom is the son of Georgann Burgoyne, White Rock, B.C.; and Charles Reynolds, Spokane, Wash.
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Surprises for this group are not easy to pull off, especially because we're always buying something for ourselves before we give anyone else a chance to buy it for us. If your family is anything like ours, the latest and greatest gadgets are what everyone has on their Christmas list.
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Dear Straight Talk: Lately, I've been the victim of cruel and hateful anonymous cyberbullying. I had no idea who was behind it as I have no known enemies. Then I found out on excellent authority that it is my stepsister.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is an actor whose primary thespian talent was appearing brave and invincible when he was ridiculously overmatched.
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Mary Principe and Dylan Kahler were married Aug. 22, 2010, at Sodo Park in Seattle, Wash. The ceremony was followed by a dinner reception at Herb N Feast and a garden reception at the groom's parents home in Redding. Danika Swanson, cousin of the groom, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Dennis Principe of Houston,
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Say this for Rep. Wally Herger’s joining the push to remove the gray wolf from the umbrella of the Endangered Species Act: He’s not just reacting, knee-jerk, to the crisis of the day, but actually looking ahead and trying to prevent problems his constituents might face down the road.
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Heather Lentz and Stephen Goldsberry were married Sept. 25, 2010, at House on the River in Lakehead. Jeannie Leighton officiated. The bride is the daughter of Rusty and Diane Lentz of Cottonwood. She graduated from West Valley High School in 2005. She works at AMBR in Redding. The groom is the son of Lewis Goldsberry of
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As the kids file in from the playground at Kiddie College, a small day care center in Redding, they grab a dollop of hand sanitizer.
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A missing Redding girl has been located. 15-year-old Jean Marie Berlinghoff was found in good health Saturday in San Francisco with her uncle, Charles Berlinghoff. The 44-year-old man was taken into custody by San Francisco Police, and Jean Marie was taken into protective custody until she could be reunited with h
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Kiley Mansfield scored 15 points and pulled down 16 rebounds as the Vikings knocked off Enterprise 49-36 in the championship of the 37th annual girls Harlan Carter Invitational Basketball Tournament at Foothill High School on Saturday.
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The Foothill High School boys basketball team hung on to beat host Drake 55-53 to claim third place in the Drake Tournament on Saturday.
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Thirty-one days after she went missing from her east Redding home, Jean Marie Berlinghoff was found alive and safe Saturday in San Francisco with her uncle, Charles Berlinghoff.
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The cats have been little jerks tonight. It was sunny for a while today so they got to go outside and blow off some steam, but then they came back in when it got cold, and they became hellions.Coquette would chase Toots and knock her down and make her screech. I don't think any damage was ever done, but they bot
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Hannah Womack scored 23 points as the Liberty Christian High School girls basketball team beat Central Valley 46-23 in the girls championship game of the Lehigh Classic on Saturday.
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Writing the Grinch story last week reminded me of another unique situation. This series of events occurred northeast of Susanville in Lassen County.
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The marketers of prepaid debit cards got some unwanted attention last month when the Kardashian sisters pulled the "Kardashian Kard" off store shelves.
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Dear Babe: I have a linen notebook dated 1952 that has signatures in it by Mickey Mantle (twice), Yogi Berra, Billy Martin, Ralph Houk and more. I had it authenticated in 2007. The signatures are in a red booklet that advertises Swan Linen on the cover and the Central Ohio Paper Co.
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Chris Schneider, 64, knows the mountain region around Mount Shasta like most of us know our own backyard. For nearly four decades, he's braved winter storms, slogged his way through whiteouts and rescued more than one desperate hiker trapped by a storm.
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Q: Please explain why the Department of Fish and Game requires a hunting license and tags to hunt and kill feral pigs. Feral pigs, as the name implies, are domestic pigs that have gone wild. They are an invasive species that destroys the environment and spreads disease. Proper and responsible environmental management would
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park is still looking for sponsors for the popular Turtle Bay eagle cam.
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Shasta County supervisors will consider extending a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries for another year in the county's unincorporated areas at a public hearing Tuesday.
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If Councilman Patrick Jones has his way, Redding will one day become a charter city with a full-time council and independently elected mayor.
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Historians in San Diego are looking for people who were married at a once-popular wedding spot there.
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Join coach Kelly Wooden this Saturday for some softball skill-building. The session will include skill development in both hitting and fielding. Proper technique will be stressed to enhance performance and improve overall game play.
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There has been quite a stink going on about the removal of the dams on the Klamath River.
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Brenda Godoy marked only the second Christmas season in 64 years without her husband Saturday by placing a wreath at his grave.
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In 1910: When Mrs. T.K. BearCliff of Red Bluff used a small portion of kerosene to kindle the fire in her stove, the flames ignited the coal oil and flashed up in her face, burned her forehead and consumed all the hair on her head. Her ears and the back of her neck were also badly burned.
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This is a hoot, if it weren't so sad....
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A recent state ballot initiative could bring relief to Redding Electric Utility ratepayers — and corresponding deep cuts to public safety and other services
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The steel head of my new hatchet was pounded out old-school style by a blacksmith in Sweden.
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The pro-pot "The Weed" blog, that is. This blogger agrees with Bosenko that cartel grows on public land are a bad thing but goes further. Excerpt: "The truth is the American MMJ growers, old school underground growers, and the part...
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First, Christmas came early Saturday afternoon for the family and friends of Jean Berlinghoff, the 15-year-old Redding teen who'd been missing for a month, when she was found safe and alive in San Francisco.  The break came when one of Jean's cousins, who lives in the Bay Area, spotted Jean walking in San Francisco with
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SAN FRANCISCO -- A missing 15-year-old girl was found safe in San Francisco today, and police arrested her uncle who allegedly took her from her Redding-area home last month, San Francisco police and the Shasta County Sheriff's Office said. Jean Marie Berlinghoff went missing from her home on Nov. 10 and was believed to be
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OK peeps, I think I finished doing my Christmas cards. Keep in mind I did some of them in a fever-induced stupor so it is possible I didn't sign some, or that somehow I skipped you or that I may have sent you two or three. It wasn't intentional. If I had your address, I certainly MEANT to send you a card. Let me know if I s
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San Francisco police confirm that Jean Berlinghoff and her uncle, Charles Berlinghoff, were found in San Francisco today. Charles Berlinghoff is in custody.
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Robbie Clearie is closing her Sausage Factory sandwich and meat shop on Christmas Eve.
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It wouldn't be Christmas without bright colored decorations, carols, tantalizing smells and wonderful surprises under the tree.
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With Christmas and the new year approaching, it may be a good time to review what could be referred to as your estate plan.
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Platinum Auto Glass.
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For those of you that enjoy Classical Music, tonight at Shasta College, the Shasta College Community Orchestra, the Shasta Symphony, and Shasta Chorale join together under Dr. Liz Waterbury to perform the Schubert Mass This is a magnificent work, and very well performed. With noted soloists, this is a wonderful presentation
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About 50 people volunteered this morning to search the north Shasta County woods for a Redding teen who’s been missing for a month.
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With just the State Fund deal he's brought more and more better-paying jobs to Redding than Jim Zauher ever did or Stillwater BP probably will. Sure, Dagg can be a bully at times, throwing his weight around (and there are...
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Today's cloudy skies, patchy fog and possible rain should be swept away by sunshine Sunday.
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I first met and wrote about David Grau in the spring of 2009, at the end of his first winter of the Chico Organic Gardening Class Series, organized by David and held at the Chico Grange. Now headed into the third winter of this class series, David Grau and fellow gardening and sustainability enthusiast/advocate Adrian [...]
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Kennett was established in 1884 as a railroad town beside the Sacramento River when the California & Oregon Railroad extended its tracks from Redding to Delta. The place was first used as an emergency brake-testing station and was named by...
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Here's a short, thought provoking article a that makes the case that private property ownership is the basis on which all national wealth relies. Well worth a read. Sometimes the important role of real estate property rights as the foundation o
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If you or someone you love has an interest in local history, consider this as a stocking stuffer: Dottie Smith's wonderful "The Dictionary of Early Shasta County History" (see photo, above). A remarkable accomplishment. The most well-thumbed book in...
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We like the Quailridge neighborhood. Located in walking distance to lovely Boulder Creek School, and with easy access to all the east Redding amen
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So promises Chef Cal here. $85 bucks a head for the 7-course prix-fixe spread at Rivers on New Years Eve. Sounds fun, if spendy. But 'the meal of the decade?' Well, as DeMercurio notes in his e-mail, the decade's young....
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A $28.1 billion budget hole and an empty bag of tricks.
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By the time I got to grammar school, in the late 1950s and early ’60s, rote learning (also known as memorization) had pretty much gone by the wayside. Memorization, I guess, was way too McGuffey Reader for that educationally progressive time.
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Lala Forrest-Cawker scored 24 points as the host Central Valley girls basketball team knocked off Redding Christian 58-40 in the 17th annual Lehigh Classic on Friday.
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Veronica Diaz poured in 23 points and the Enterprise High School girls basketball team ran away from Anderson in the second half for a 69-55 victory in the semifinals of the Harlan Carter girls tournament at Foothill High School on Friday.
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Four Patriots scored in double figures with Arron Lowe leading the way with a game-high 14 points as the Liberty Christian boys basketball team edged Ponderosa, 60-57 in the last day of pool play in the 17th annual Lehigh Classic at Central Valley High School on Friday.
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The Enterprise boys basketball team advanced to the championship of the Granada Tournament with a 54-49 win over Miramonte on Friday.
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The 1999 Gold Pontiac Sunfire stolen in a carjacking Wednesday on South Bonnyview Road and Eastside Road in Redding was found Friday night in Anderson.
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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A helicopter co-pilot who survived a crash that killed nine people during takeoff from a wildfire staging area two years ago has disputed a federal report blaming the weight of the aircraft and lack of oversight.
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Redding police this evening with the help of the Anderson Police Department located the 1999 Gold Pontiac Sunfire stolen in Wednesday's carjacking on South Bonnyview Road and Eastside Road.
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With pared-down budgets, municipal and county across the north state, the area’s newly elected sheriffs are forced to balance public safety needs with dwindling resources as their terms approach.
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The state’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance will consolidate its operations, a move that will bring nearly 100 new well-paying jobs to Redding.
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After more than two hours in closed session the Mountain Gate Community Services District board of directors voted Thursday to keep its current district manager.
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A fascination with Things has Justin Schafer heading to Germany next year. But not just any “Thing.”
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A full month has elapsed since Jean Marie Berlinghoff disappeared and the search for the missing Redding teen continues this weekend in the northern Shasta County woods.
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What’s a red-eared slider?
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Groups, businesses, schools and organizations are bringing out their holiday spirit by participating in the Adopt-A-Family program and helping out families in need.
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Holiday shopping will most likely take a back seat today for those fans of local prep basketball.
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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A helicopter co-pilot who survived a crash that killed nine people during takeoff from a wildfire staging area two years ago has disputed a federal report blaming the weight of the aircraft and lack of oversight.
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“The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, but the “Long-Haired Country Boy” is coming to the Fair in Anderson. The headliner for next year’s Shasta District Fair will be the legendary Charlie Daniels Band. The sometimes-rockin’ country music stars first topped the Billboard country charts in 1
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A May 21, 2011, wedding is planned for Ashley Jensen and John Prusinovski, both of San Diego, at Ponderosa Ridge Ranch in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Randy and Denise Jensen of Redding. She earned a degree in social work from Sacramento State University in 2007. She works for Hyatt Hotels in San Diego. He
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It feels very odd to be on opposite sides from Congressional liberals/progressives and commentators who I normally look to for leadership and wisdom. Rarely if ever have I found myself disagreeing with the likes of Chuck Schumer, Barney Franks, Anthony Weiner, Bernie Sanders and Keith Olbermann (although I find myself di
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The controversy surrounding Redding's no longer so new City Hall has mostly passed, but if you thought our $20-ish million civic center was posh, check out the new digs in Temecula, a San Diego County city that is only a...
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Shasta College/UC master gardeners say pineapple guava is a good choice for Redding landscapes.
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Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig explores the pros and cons of organic farming vs. conventional farming that uses pesticides and herbicides.
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Here's how to turn scraps of fabrics into a festive holiday wreath. A rag wreath is fun, inexpensive and easy to make.
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In fact, three people guessed it correctly. But the prize goes to the person who guessed it first and that was toe2toe at 9:07 a.m. The town is Kennett! Congratulations toe2toe! And thank you everyone else for playing. I...
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So suggests this report from a medical equipment trade pub web site: REDDING, Calif. - It's not uncommon for wheelchair users or their family members to take out classified ads in local newspapers to sell wheelchairs they no longer need....
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Watch the lion/tiger on the left between the two elephants.As one commenter on YouTube said, "And now I shall say 'fuck you'.....but through the medium of Dance!!"I love at 1:02 when he grabs the flies out of the air and eats them. It's too bad that this is the only production of "The Nut
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Legendary country musician Charlie Daniels and his band will play this year at the Shasta District Fair in Anderson.
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The father of a missing Redding teen is set to hold a planning meeting for a weekend search tonight.
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A 21-year-old Redding gang member has been sentenced for an apparently accidental shooting that left a woman with severe permanent injuries. Dylan Lane shot Janet Funderburk on June 9th. The 20-year-old woman was driving a Cadillac Escalade on East Cypress Avenue when she was shot by Lane, who was a passenger in the back
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Four people have been arrested for throwing destructive devices at a number of Tehama County homes. Officers were sent to various neighborhoods in Red Bluff Thursday night for multiple reports of loud explosions. Residents believed the explosions were caused by a type of chemical bomb being thrown at their houses. After
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Six children have been taken from a Red Bluff home after a little girl was found wandering around by herself. Just before 9am Thursday morning, Red Bluff Police officers escorted the 8-year-old to her home on Second Street, but when they knocked at the front door, nobody answered. As they walked around the side of the ho
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A blown transformer was the cause of a power outage in east Redding Friday morning. The transformer is located in the area of Victor and Hartnell Avenues. The outage occurred shortly before 3am. Post expires at 8:41pm on Monday December 13th, 2010
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Residents of Churn Creek Bottom are just beginning to rev up their opposition to a huge shopping center proposed to be built on the same property where plans for an auto mall were previously shot down, largely due to a very vocal group of opponents. Rod Evans is an acting spokesman for what he’s calling “The
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When I first lived full-time in California, it was in Monterey, which on maps happened to be at the far northern end of the "Southern California" page -- making it tricky to find the roads north to the Bay Area....
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The City of Anderson is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the city’s planning commission. The city is asking for community-minded citizens to apply. The job is both challenging and rewarding, as members make important decisions for the city. Applications can be picked up at Anderson City Hall during norma
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The Redding Convention Center has been transformed into a winter wonderland. The Convention Center was decorated for Christmas on December 1st, and for those who missed the free holiday open house, two additional evenings are planned. The Civic will be decorated on Tuesday evening, and again on Thursday evening in a R
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Despite the blurred image, this one caught our eye. The kitchen looks nice, and the 1955 built home seems to have a central
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So, for the past several years, I’ve ranted about the commercialization of Christmas, and pleaded with friends and loved ones to put some magic back into this time of year. No amount of love from those I adore warrants a year’s worth of consumer debt, worry, stress, or consternation.Instead of buying me a sw
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Here's the latest chart of local home sales. I try to get this out every month. Again too, this chart may have different numbers than you read elsewhere. I limit the range to what seems like the truly local sales, from Shingletown to Whiskeytown, and from Lakehead to Lake California. The included areas seem to be the mos
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What is the name of this town? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! Today's contest requires the winner to name the town. If you're the first person to correctly guess, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River...
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Twenty-five years ago, I was a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, living for the first time on my own after four years at the fraternity house. It was more of a grownup time, I was getting ready to graduate in the spring, I had a pet cat and things were feeling downright adult.Even my taste in music w
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As seen at this Shasta Lake City shop. Do you need scissors? They have some. Had to laugh, but then we are easily amused. Not ReallyRedding, but it might as well be.
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Four young adults were booked into Tehama County Jail and juvenile hall Thursday on suspicion of vandalizing several houses in Red Bluff with homemade chemical devices, police said.
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Forecasters predict a 50 percent chance of showers today, with a high temperature of 58 degrees. Tonight will be mild and potentially wet, with a low of 48 degrees and a 40 percent chance of rainfall. For the weekend, expect warmer temperatures - a high of 62 degrees on Saturday and 66 degrees on Sunday. Saturday will li
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A huge palm frond fell on a power line early Friday morning, shorting out a circuit and cutting power to more than 1,500 homes and businesses in Redding’s Enterprise neighborhood.
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Barack Obama won the great tax-cut showdown of 2010 — and House Democrats don’t have a clue that he did. In the deal struck this week, the president negotiated the biggest stimulus in American history, larger than his $814 billion 2009 stimulus package.
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Does the Shasta County Board of Education admire Superintendent Tom Armelino and want to encourage him to keep up the good work? Well, then bake him a pie. Polish up and give him an apple — heck, pitch in and buy him a whole bushel. Write a letter to the editor. Create a fan page on Facebook.
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PALO CEDRO — After the Cubs were knocked out of their own tournament by Foothill on Saturday, the Anderson girls basketball team had one goal in mind — payback.
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SHASTA LAKE — Eventually Josh Schwerdt believes he is going to have a team to be reckoned with at the section Division IV level.
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Before the boys Harlan Carter Invitational Basketball Tournament last week, I threw out a few male players to watch in prep basketball for the upcoming season.
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SHASTA LAKE — The Patriots girls basketball team is going to have to learn how to avoid fouls this season while playing with a seven-player roster.
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The Enterprise High School boys basketball team beat Skyline 50-45 at the Granada Tournament on Thursday.
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RED BLUFF – A Red Bluff couple was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony child neglect after their 8-year-old daughter was found that morning wandering the neighborhood alone, police announced.
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After more than two hours in closed session, the Mountain Gate Community Services District board of directors voted Thursday evening to keep its current district manager.
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The California Highway Patrol responded Thursday night to a rock slide on Highway 299 just east of Del Loma that reportedly blocking all lanes of traffic for a time.
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The Shasta Community Services District is asking ratepayers if they’d like a merger or private takeover.
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After almost a year of development, the Shasta Lake City Council this week established regulations for growing medical marijuana.
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The Redding woman accused of stomping a 6 ¾-pound Chihuahua-Min Pin mix to death was charged Thursday with a felony animal cruelty charge.
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RED BLUFF — Parking tickets will cost more, after the City Council this week approved a $3 increase to $31.
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Shasta County schools superintendent Tom Armelino early Thursday declined a 10.8 percent pay raise, less than 24 hours after the county board of education approved it.
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After more than two hours in closed session, the Mountain Gate Community Services District board of directors voted this evening to keep its current district manager.
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Carl and Elizabeth Hawkins could be forgiven for not being in a celebratory mood this Christmas season.
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After almost a year of development, the Shasta Lake City Council this week established regulations for growing medical marijuana.
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A 20-year-old Redding man was sentenced in Shasta County Superior Court Thursday to nearly four years in state prison for a shooting that may have been gang-related and left one woman paralyzed from the waist down.
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RED BLUFF – A Red Bluff couple was arrested today on suspicion of felony child neglect after their 8-year-old daughter was found this morning wandering the neighborhood alone, police announced this evening.
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If you would like a Christmas card from me, comment or message me. There is NO OBLIGATION to send me a card in return. This is just a little Christmas cheer from me to you.Comments screened for your privacy.
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Two marijuana cultivators who literally walked into the reach of law enforcement have been sentenced. It was the middle of the night on August 30th when two wardens with the California Department of Fish and Game were sitting in a pickup truck in the dark looking for deer poachers in a remote area of National Forest land
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A Tehama County woman is going to prison after a scheme to cash fake checks was thwarted by a smart cashier. Cynthia Louise Hayes, also known as Cynthia Dykes, was arrested in July. She had tried to cash a counterfeit check at a Red Bluff grocery store. The clerk refused to accept the check, and called Red Bluff Police.
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A thickly wooded area of northern Shasta County will be combed once again this weekend for any sign of a missing Redding girl. 15-year-old Jean Marie Berlinghoff was last seen on November 10th with her uncle, 44-year-old Charles Berlinghoff. The area around where his car was discovered will be thoroughly searched, and sk
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The Northern California Veteran’s Cemetery is one of hundreds of cemeteries nationwide that’ll be bringing a little yuletide cheer to the usually solemn gravesites. This is the 4th year that the “Wreaths Across America” program has been held at the cemetery near Igo. This year, some school childre
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A variety of holiday activities are on tap this weekend.
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During Prohibition and the 1920s, Castella was THE place to go in the upper Sacramento River Canyon. People flocked there because it was a beautiful out-of-the-way place where alcohol flowed like water.
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I don't know if I've listened to enough of them to fairly judge whether Joe Matthews is right that L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave the the most significant political speech in California this year earlier this week, but it's striking...
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Q. With the large diversity of religious beliefs in the United States, is it appropriate that a Christian event be observed as a national holiday? Should other religious holy days be given the same status? In our secular United States, no “holy” day — Christian or otherwise — should be observed as a national holiday
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Nobody, of course, but nonetheless four members of the House did vote against Rep. Wally Herger's resolution calling for a better strategy to prevent marijuana growing on public lands, which was innocuous enough that it garnered a 400-4 vote. So...
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I felt sick on Monday and again on Tuesday, and I thought surely I'd be better by Wednesday but no, I felt worse. Wednesday afternoon I called the doctor and made an appointment for this morning.Last night I scraped out the remaining drops from a bottle of prescription cough syrup, which was enough to enable to
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[I urge you to use [www.contactingthecongress.org] to find and e-mail your senators and tell them to support passage of President Obama’s Tax Cut Compromise and to persuade other senators to do so as well. This letter is geared toward Democratic Senators. If one o
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A 39-year old Anderson man was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday for molesting a girl.
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There was a time when the Senate and the House could have pushed through an extension of the Bush Tax cuts for only the first $250,000 in income. They could have passed tougher estate taxes and a better package of stimulus measures than found in President Obama’s tax cut compromise. Unfortunately, that time was any
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We like Windsor Estates. A newer neighborhood of modern homes on a hilly area south
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The 38th Annual Special Needs Kids Christmas Party was held at the Elks Lodge again this year. Organized by the Shasta Association of REALTORS Social Committee. The event was a great success, as always. Here’s a short video offering a taste of what was missed if you weren’t there for this heartwarming event. Thanks t
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A majority of Americans don't believe a housing recovery will happen any time soon. That's the findings from a survey done Nov. 2-4 for foreclosure tracker RealtyTrac and Trulia, an online real estate site. Results were released this week. Nearly six of 10 adults polled, or 58 percent, say it will
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So how much in taxes will you pay under the President Obama-Republican compromise? How about if Congress allows the Bush tax cuts to expire? What if the Democratic plan goes through? Inquiring taxpayers want to know. Well, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation has released
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A 20-year-old Redding man was sentenced in Shasta County Superior Court Thursday to nearly four years in state prison for a shooting that may have been gang-related and left one woman paralyzed from the waist down.
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A 39-year-old man has nowhere else to run after being sentenced to prison for child molestation. Earl Edward Wallner was arrested in October of last year for the continued sexual abuse of a child. The victim is 16 now, though she was apparently eleven when the abuse began. That was in Missouri, and the abuse continued in
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A felony charge has been filed against a Redding woman accused of stomping to death her neighbor’s tiny dog. According to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, on November 2nd a 9-pound, one-foot long miniature pinscher named “Roxy” wandered out of the fenced yard of its owner, Eunice Clar
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The Redding woman accused of stomping a 6 ¾-lb. Chihuahua-Min Pin mix to death was charged today with a felony animal cruelty charge.
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1. Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding Christmas Dinner and Gift Auction Cocktail hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. today at Riverview Golf and Country Club, 4200 Bechelli Lane, Redding. Event includes presentation of the Christmas Star award and the Christmas gift auction with auctioneer Dr. Ray John. Ticket
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It may succeed as a headline-grabbing scare tactic, but this still strikes me as over the top. The headline on this AP story: "Surgeon General: 1 cigarette could kill you." Excerpt: "That one puff on that cigarette could be the...
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Friends Cassie Pauley, a 16-year-old student at Redding Christian High School, and Kasey Laughlin, a 17-year-old student at both West Valley High and Shasta School of Cosmetology, started playing music together while stuck in the house on a rainy day. Cassie picked up her guitar and started playing John Mayer’s “Dreamin
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Another reason to visit the historic charms of Weaverville – the DMV on Main Street, where you’re unlikely to find any lines and the folks behind the counter couldn’t be friendlier.
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Some people take great satisfaction and comfort  in deliberate attention to the sameness of their holiday decor year after year, others find it gratifying  to introduce new decor each year, while many like to mix the old with the new. Either way, few things bring more fond memories of "home" than of celebrating the holi
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• Cookbook is a Gift • Don’t Forget About Wine • Sip Wine to Holiday Music • Avoid the Summer Crowds • For Your Pleasure
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A Christmas without "The Nutcracker" would be like the Fourth of July without fireworks. Some traditions just go together and that's that.
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Perhaps because my own daughter is still in diapers, I'm very much aware of babies these days, and it seems like everyone's having them. In fact, though, new data from the state Department of Finance shows the recession has caused...
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Sharon Randall: Getting together and hoping for the best
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Dan Morain catches an interesting detail about the difference between the departing and the incoming governors: [Senate Republican Leader Bob] Dutton noted that Brown spent more than an hour with Republican legislators in a private lunch the day before. He...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi represents the congressional district with the smallest population in California. That's because San Francisco's population has shrunk dramatically the past decade. Very high real estate prices. Very low birthrate. Go figure. (UPDATE: See below.) This detail...
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From FoxNews: JOHANNESBURG -- A South African man who was leading two Americans on a whitewater expedition in Central Africa is presumed dead after a crocodile attacked the kayak and dragged him away, rescuers said Thursday. .... The two Americans...
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The log in the photo is supposedly the remains of Hastings Fort. It no longer exists, however, The Temple at the right, was a part of the the Castle Crags Tavern and Resort. It was where guests obtained a drink...
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'Shasta County schools chief takes voluntary 10 percent pay cut; Armelino cites teacher layoffs, economy ' No such luck. Here's a link to the real headline ("Board raises superintendent's salary") and story....
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December 8, 2010  11:20 a.m. CASE# 10-81129 On December 08, 2010 at 11:20 a.m. Redding Police were dispatched to a reported carjacking in the area of South Bonnyview Road and Eastside Road.  Upon arrival, officers contacted Victim Melissa Brown, 36 years of Anderson, who reported an unknown suspect had kidnapped her and
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Today's high should be about 55 degrees, and forecasters predict a 50 percent chance of rain. Skies are expected to be cloudy throughout the day, and there is a 40 percent chance of showers tonight. For Friday, expect a 50 percent chance of showers again and high temperatures picking up to about 58 degrees.
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Redding police are asking citizens to report any suspicious activity at South City Park, at the corner of Cypress Avenue and Pine Street, which has become a magnet for criminal activity. During October and November, police responded to an amazing 730 calls at the park for everything from stabbings and fights, to robberies,
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In terms of curb appeal, Redding’s newest creative space is more utility than artistry. But reserve judgment until you step inside the welcoming, open, well-lit spot on a charming strip of Redding’s west side. The walls at SmallShots, a former tax office turned art gallery, are the perfect tableau for images from nature
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There's nothing like a spirited parade to get me in the mood for the holidays.  The sounds, the lights, the diesel fuel ... That's right. You'll have to put up with a few fumes to experience Eureka's 31-year tradition: the Christmas Convoy Trucker's Parade. On the second Saturday evening of every December, thousands of peo
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In the best of circumstances, when everyone does everything right, wildland firefighting poses self-evident hazards to the men and women who suit up in Nomex and spend the summers keeping the rest of us safe.
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Maybe I’m getting carried away because it is the season to believe in miracles, but the tax-cut deal just might turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
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Nolan Brickwood registered his first double-double of the season tallying 14 points and 11 rebounds to help the Shasta boys basketball team dismantle Central Valley 53-29 in the 17th annual Lehigh Classic at Central Valley High School on Wednesday.
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The end result was that the West Valley High School boys basketball walked away with a 61-60 victor over Liberty Christian on Derrick Barrie's free throw with 1.3 seconds left in a game at the 17th annual Lehigh Tournament at Central Valley High School on Wednesday.
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The best part of host Central Valley's 52-32 win over Trinity in the Lehigh Classic on Wednesday was that the Falcons didn't need a big-scoring game from standout guard Lala Forrest-Cawker.
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While the Harlan Carter Invitational Boys Basketball Tournament tipped off the season for the participating teams, most squads in the girls' version already have a week under their belts.
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The Shasta College men's basketball team beat Merced 73-52 at the Modesto Tournament on Wednesday.
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Gateway Unified School District’s superintendent is retiring less than two years after taking the job, saying he wants to “clean the slate” for a district dogged by scandal and a bad reputation.
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A resolution authored by U.S. Rep. Wally Herger urging federal agencies to put more effort into ousting pot growers from public lands passed the House overwhelmingly Wednesday.
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Despite recent trials that have left them three months behind on their rent, their utilities being shut off and requesting loans for $20 to buy food, the Gibson family still remains hopeful.
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RED BLUFF — It was a year ago November that the nonprofit group operating the historic State Theatre since 1999 announced it would close the downtown landmark June 30.
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Bucking an austerity trend in public schools, Shasta County’s board of education Wednesday offered Superintendent Tom Armelino a 10.8 percent pay raise, which he rejected in a letter to the board written later that night.
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There may not be American gray wolves in California yet, but U.S. Rep. Wally Herger has joined a group of Republican lawmakers urging the animals’ removal from the Endangered Species Act — just in case.
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Redding Police are investigating a kidnapping that turned into a carjacking. 36-year-old Melissa Brown of Anderson told police she was northbound on Canyon Road at 11:20 Wednesday morning in her Pontiac Sunfire when she came upon a vehicle in the roadway and stopped. That’s when the suspect jumped into her passenge
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A 27-year-old Red Bluff man has been sentenced to prison for raping a 16-year-old girl. On July first, Leo Romo and the girl were smoking marijuana in Romo’s car when he forced himself on her. Romo was arrested the following day after being questioned by Red Bluff Police Detectives. He entered a guilty plea just be
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Redding has a new mayor and, following Tuesday night’s meeting, electric rates are going up, the city manager’s salary is going down, and the Stillwater Business Park may have its first tenant. After a brief swearing-in ceremony it was on to business for new Mayor Missy McArthur and newly-elected Council Memb
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Does anyone ever feel ready for a marathon? Now that the marathon is six weeks away, I feel as if I am standing on the edge of a precipice and honestly, I am not sure if I am ready for what is next. I completed my first 20-mile run two weeks ago and was amazed at how exhausted I felt for a week afterward. Well, exhausted b
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Everyone experiences stress in their lives at some point. There is good stress, like jumping back from a speeding car, when your heart rate increases from the near miss. You recover and everything returns to normal. Bad stress, such as losing your job, holiday pressures, family problems and job deadlines, can affect our he
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This year give friends and family the ultimate holiday gift a safe and sober celebration. With the holidays approaching, many people are already planning their holiday parties. As a host, there is a lot to consider -- food, drinks, entertainment.
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We are suggesting that seniors may have other ideas about gifts they would like to receive. After all, seniors have lived through many Christmases. Grandma hardly needs another bottle of bubble bath and Grandpa has plenty of after shave.
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The Redding Marathon is now less than six weeks away. Any training plan you may be following should be well under way and you should be hitting some of your longest and most difficult training days.
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Shasta Blood Center announced this week it is in need of A-, B-, AB- and O- blood. BloodSource is in need of O- and B- donors.
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It's not just the U.S. Congress where public radio is a political punching bag. In Siskiyou County, the Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a letter opposing (on a 3-2 vote, according to the Daily News) Ashland-based JPR's acquisition of KSYC....
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Jerry Brown wants to you know that it is very, very, very, very bad --- $28.1 billion over the next year and a half -- and held a big conference in Sacramento today to let it sink in. A slide...
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by A.A. Byatt In this intricately woven mystery/love story, two modern scholars unravel the secrets of two Victorian poets as they pore over dusty manuscripts, travel­ing across England. The outer layer is a race between the two young “starving scholars” and a “ruthless” scholar from America to
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by Patricia Volk Patricia Volk comes from an amazing family full of passionate, aggressive, intense people who came to the New World and took on New York City. From the eccentric uncle to the inventor grandfather to the many members of the family in the restaurant business, this fresh and humorous memoir
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Edited by Pamela Newkirk An amazing narrative history – told through letters – from the 18th to the 21st century. The letters, written by both male and female politicians, social leaders, entertainers, writers, slaves, servicemen and anonymous barely literate folks, paint a self-portrait of the Afric
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by Nicole Krauss Krauss offers another insightful glance into the mysteries of the human heart, this time through the far flung voices of owners of an antique desk. The ways we are shaped by what we inherit, both materially and psychically, and in turn what we bequest, are at the core of the disparate st
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by Molly Gloss Recently widowed, Lydia Sanderson heads to Oregon to homestead land she’s never seen. Her first duty is to run off squatters, after which she settles down to renovate – clearing land, defending her property and attempting to grow vegetables. Her neighbors are helpful, and eventually sh
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RED BLUFF – A Tehama County man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree commercial burglary, vehicle theft and other criminal charges, prosecutors said today.
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by Barbara Strauch Think your mind has ossified by age 40? Think again (and again). Science writer, Strauch demonstrates that while those past 40 may have the occasional memory lapse, these are outweighed by cognitive improvements such as pattern recognition, creative problem solving, expertise and even
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by Indu Sundaresan A moving story about Mila, a young woman in India, and Sam, a young American soldier who is on a secretive mission. Their paths cross in a small kingdom in India in 1942 – a time of political tumult in a country still under British rule. Both Mila and Sam are forced to confront the r
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by Nicholas Sparks Sparks’ new novel follows Katie, a young North Carolina woman, de­termined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships – one with Alex, a kind hearted, widowed store owner; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo.
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by Michael Stanley In this second installment to feature Kubu Bengu, two tourists are killed at a Northern Botswana game camp. A third person, fleeing the scene, has become the prime suspect. Although this seems the logical conclusion, Kubu begins to feel that the truth lies in the past of one of the vic
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by Pam Anderson A recipe for every occasion – from Mac and Cheese to orange glazed hens. Easy to follow and very informative; lots of tips and suggestions. A great tool for a delicious evening with a few friends as well as for larger affairs with up to 20 people.
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RED BLUFF – A 28-year-old Red Bluff man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with a 16-year-old girl and furnishing her with marijuana , prosecutors announced today.
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by Margaret Dilloway Japanese-born Shoko worked hard to be the “Perfect American Housewife” to her GI husband and mother to her American-born children. Now she is older and ill and asks her estranged daughter, Sue, to travel to Japan to reunite with her brother there. As Sue travels through Japan, sh
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Had to make two trips to the county tax office yesterday to pay the first installment of my property tax bill and both times everyone ahead of me at the counter was asking about how to get their property reassessed....
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The House has passed a resolution urging federal agencies to make marijuana eradication on federal lands a priority. North state Congressman Wally Herger introduced the resolution in June, calling on the federal government to develop a coordinated strategy for the dismantling of Mexican drug trafficking organizations ope
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The Shasta College women’s basketball team fell to Chabot 55-49 at home Tuesday.
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The Northern Section has another Hall of Famer.
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Fresh off a Harlan Carter finals appearance, the Shasta High School boys basketball team hopes to make its mark on the next area event — the 17th annual Lehigh Tournament at Central Valley High School.
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The question about the Central Valley High School girls basketball team entering the season is who will the Falcons be able to put around two-time all-section guard Lala Forrest-Cawker.
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Redding Police are investigating a carjacking. The female victim told police she was northbound on Canyon Road shortly before 11:30 Wednesday morning in her Pontiac Sunfire when she came upon two vehicles stopped in the roadway. As she pulled between them, the suspect jumped into her passenger seat and said he had a gun.
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A man elected for a seat on the Corning City Council has yet to be sworn in as a conviction from his past resurfaces. Jesse Lopez was elected in the November 2nd election, however his eligibility was called into question when it was discovered that Lopez had been convicted in 2005 of one felony count of forgery. He was s
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James Ellroy (editor) Reaching beyond Hammett and McQueen, this collection focuses on stories that plumb the depths of existential angst to the dark reaches of the minds of Greek-like protagonists whose fatal flaw always trips them up. Dating from 1923-2007, these selections are certain to send a delicio
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by Norman Howard A father seeks redemption from his estranged daughter in this stark tale of love, loyalty and tragedy. Orphaned at 17, Wyatt goes to live with his aunt and uncle, quickly falling for their adopted daughter. She, in turn, loves a young German student, as WWII rages on “over there.” U-
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Check fraud and car theft have resulted in a lengthy prison sentence for a Red Bluff man. Sean Sogoian has a history in Tehama County courts, having been convicted of, among other things, burglary in 2003, drug offenses in 2004, and vehicle theft in 2007. In his latest series of court appearances, Sogoian faced 51 charge
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Say what you will about Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Redding Electric Utility, REU sponsorships are barely a rounding error in its bills. Out of a $140 million annual budget, REU contributed $25,000 to the museum last year. In an...
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by David Herlihy In the late 1880s, the new “safety bicycle” gave cyclist Frank Lenz of Pittsburg the impetus he needed to pursue his dream of cycling around the world. In 1892, he quit his account­ing job and attempted to ride 20,000 miles over 3 continents – alone. He made it as far as Turkey. H
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by Jessica Queller At 34, TV writer Jessica Queller (The Gilmore Girls) discovered that she carried the BRCA-1 gene. This gene made breast cancer before age 50 almost certain. Still wanting marriage and a family, she chronicles her journey across the country, inter­viewing medical experts, genetic couns
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by Kathleen George A mysterious narcotics homicide involves Pittsburgh detectives Colleen Greer and John Potocki. A witness – or suspect – is being protected by local kids who have been recently abandoned. Resilient and resourceful, they are doing what they can to stay out of the clutches of social s
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by Connie May Fowler Clarissa Burden is haunted by a troubled past, an un­happy pres­ent, and, it turns out, several ghosts. On the longest day of the year, she goes on a journey of self discovery, travelling to cemeteries and in and out of time and space, and connects with some bizarre characters –
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I have cases where entire subdivisions were all mortgage fraud. Nobody ever moved in. It was just a big scam to flip the houses and extract the equity. So Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell L. Carlberg tells California Lawyer magazine, as...
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..... when you are sick and your honey, unbidden, brings you a giant container of your very favorite wor won ton soup, then lets you eat it ALL.
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It provoked quite a bit of discussion last night that the City Council agreed to spend the remainder of its "Million Solar Roofs" money on a photovoltaic array at Redding Municipal Airport, which will power the terminal and runway lights....
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A resolution authored by U.S. Rep. Wally Herger geared toward urging federal agencies to take a more active role in getting pot growers off public lands passed the House overwhelmingly today.
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Redding police are looking this morning for a man who is suspected of forcefully stealing a woman's car outside a South Bonnyview Road gas station-convenience store.
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From a blog I posted five years ago today: This sad anniversary sent me digging into my box of most-treasured papers and photos (in a cool, dry corner of the basement) for this snapshot, taken sometime the next day (Dec....
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Here's an astonishing statement from a county district attorney, buried in an update from the Willows Journal on whether the Legislature will extend the current, higher car-registration fees: After already losing nearly half of his budget in just over a...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are judge, nightfall and safety. Bestest FriendsIt’s nightfall at the Martin Luther King Apartments, a cluster of low-income housing boxes which take up three city blocks between 115th and 112th on Lenox.
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If REU's so short of money that it needs annual 8 percent rate increases as far as the eye can see, why is it sponsoring Turtle Bay's "Out of This World" Hollywood costume exhibit? Details here. The optics, the optics......
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The Discovery shop is always full of very nice things. on my last visit I could not leave the store without this beautiful wreath. It adds light on a wall that gets none. This old house was built to avoid having Redding’s summer sun beat in any of the windows. The living room is especially [...]
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It's the Phillips Brothers Mill high up on Bullskin Ridge in Oak Run. The mill was originally established by Edmund (Ed) Phillips in 1897 and was operated by waterpower from nearby Cow Creek. Because of a 1930s flood, the mill...
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Ken Gilchrist, whose story this writer has been telling, has another hearing coming up this month, his attorney is uncooperative and even hostile too him. In "CPS" court you can not simply fire your attorney you must request a "Marsden hearing" that can be denied by the judge and in Gilchrist's case. it was.Also Richa
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A wreck was causing backups this morning in what passes for Redding's morning commute in the Enterprise Area.
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1885 was the year that hydroelectric power arrived in Redding. It was furnished by the Redding Water Company. In 1889, the company constructed a large paddle-type waterwheel (see photo) which ran a generator and furnished the 1st electrical power. The...
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Finally, a day that wasn't too wet and too cold for the babies to go outside. Today we were letting DaBubbles play with Honey Bandit. We opened the big door and DaBubbles was off like a shot. Bucking and twisting,...
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If you live in Redding, today you might want to keep your umbrella handy. The National Weather Service says that rain will fall throughout the day. Highs should top out around 55 degrees. Tonight, there's an 80 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10 p.m. with a low around 43.
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What: Shasta College Chorale with the Shasta Symphony in Concert When: Saturday (Dec. 11), 7:30 p.m. Where: Shasta College Theatre Shasta College’s Division of Arts, Communications and Social Sciences announces a special concert of Franz Schubert’s Mass in E flat, with orchestra, soloists and players from the Shasta Sym
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What: Annual Shasta College Horticulture Holiday Plant Sale When: Friday (Dec. 10), noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday (Dec. 11), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: 4500 Building, Shasta College Farm. Enter the college from the South Entrance and follow the Christmas Tree signs.The Shasta College Horticulture Department announces its Annual Ho
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I share with you a letter from someone who is in what I call a VERY complicated situation.  As you read this letter, you are going to experience your own judgments and criticisms.  Some of you will have empathy and compassion. Many of you will have a mixture of every emotion, as I did.  I [...]
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Redding City Council members voted 4-1 to pass an average $9-per-month electric rate increase, with more hikes expected, during a lengthy, agenda-packed meeting Tuesday night. Paul Hauser, Redding Electric Utility director, explained that the electric rates would first climb by about $9 a month for the average customer.
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Q: I like to start the day with coffee and nothing else to save time and calories both. Is there anything wrong with that? A: If you skip breakfast because you are trying to save calories or you think you just don't have time, here's your wake-up call. Breakfast eaters tend to be leaner and more successful at mai
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Like a person’s chronic pain, a city’s chronic budget problems can make it impossible to think about anything else. Redding has been stuck in that rut for a good two years now.
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Let’s face it, politics is largely the art of deception, and political rhetoric is largely the art of misstating issues. A classic example is the current debate over whether to give money to the unemployed by extending how long unemployment benefits will be provided, or instead to give “tax cuts to the rich.&
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Redding will take another look at outsourcing basic parks maintenance while adopting a series of other cost-saving steps.
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Rather than raise city electric rates, the Shasta Lake City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to seek another solution.
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The Redding City Council on Tuesday night approved an electricity rate increase that will add $9 to the average residential utility bill starting in January.
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Federal transportation officials reported Tuesday that a helicopter company falsified documents about the weight of one of its fire helicopters, causing its pilot to miscalculate its load and crash while flying in Trinity County in 2008.
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Residents on Backbone Ridge near Bella Vista said Tuesday they may soon regain access to the only paved road leading to their homes.
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Art Wynant and Mike Sotak have seen a lot of sunrises since Dec. 7, 1941. But none quite like that sunny Sunday morning 69 years ago Tuesday.
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RED BLUFF — Attorneys for two Red Bluff men arrested more than a year ago in connection with an indoor marijuana-growing operation plan to challenge a ruling that has the case headed for trial in Tehama County Superior Court, defense lawyer James Silva said Tuesday.
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The living room floor of 18-year-old Drake Smith’s East Street apartment in downtown Redding is bare concrete covered in a sheen of dirty water.
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Two of Redding’s top administrators will permanently forgo raises scheduled for next year, begin paying their pension contributions and accept less generous retiree health insurance benefits.
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The sun will guide planes into Redding Municipal Airport – even at night.
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The Redding City Council this evening approved an electricity rate hike that will add $9 to the average residential utility bill starting in January.
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Rather than raise city electric rates, the Shasta Lake City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to seek another solution.
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Redding is a step closer to landing its first firm for Stillwater Business Park.
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It’s not too late to get your flu shot, and National Influenza Vaccination Week – which runs from today through Saturday – is the perfect time to do it. The national awareness effort includes Family Vaccination Day (Monday), Chronic Conditions Day (Tuesday), Employee Health Day (Wednesday), Older Adults Vaccination Da
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A Corning convenience store was robbed Monday night. At about 9:20, Corning Police were called to the 7-11 store on Solano Street. The clerk told them that a male and a female had entered the store, both dressed in dark clothing with their faces covered. They walked up to the counter, at which time the female produced a
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A former Postal Service employee from Redding has been sentenced for stealing prescription drugs from other people’s mail. 26-year-old Shawn Wardinski had worked for the Post Office since 2004. He was pulled over on a traffic stop by Redding Police in October of last year. In his car, officers found two dozen presc
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Accident investigators say the Federal Aviation Administration withheld important information related to the crash of a helicopter carrying firefighters two years ago that killed nine people in the Trinity Alps. National Transportation Safety Board investigators voted at a meeting Tuesday morning that insufficient safety
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The Shasta Historical Society would like to hear from you. Here's a blurb from the society's latest newsletter: "We are interested in collecting memories, stories and photographs of Kiddleland that was once in Lake Redding Park and closed down in...
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A Fairfield painting company was cited for letting paint flow into a storm drain while painting a north Redding service station.
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When you get your electric bill, your cable bill, pay the kids' tuition, settle up for that visit to the doctor or the pharmacy? Famed US investor Jim Rogers calls the Federal Reserve's inflation data a "sham." Reuters reports here....
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May's ArtHop is Saturday and aNewsCafe.com is your exclusive source for maps and more. Click here. Are you in the club? Anyone can join the conversation about mental health as Doni leads the Literary Minds Online Book Club, running all month. Click here for book club posts.
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Art Wynant and Mike Sotak have seen a lot of sunrises since Dec. 7, 1941. But none quite like that sunny Sunday morning 69 years ago today.
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I have been coughing my brains out today (what little brains that remain). I guess it's the usual crud that goes around this time of year, but that doesn't make it any less annoying.My homeowner's insurance company contracted with another company (called something like Clean Right Build Right) to come out and as
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I'm part of the minority who thinks that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, on balance, has been a decent governor who's been bushwhacked by the economy as he leaves office. And he deserves some credit for working to the end to try...
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A 20-year-old Redding man with an outstanding warrant for violating probation was arrested this morning by police after he unsuccessfully tried to run away, police said.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Go to www.wonews.com or subscribe at wonsubs.com. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City — Just a week ago, steelhead fishing had been a real challenge, but rains brought the first big push of winter run steelhead upstream, and fishing improved dramatically.
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Veterans, supporters, and grateful Americans gathered in front of the Shasta County Courthouse Tuesday morning to remember the day that will live in infamy. On this 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, dozens paid their respects by attending the ceremony, which began at the same time that the Japanese struck i
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Two people in the City of Shasta Lake are accused of pointing a laser at a CHP helicopter Monday night. At about ten minutes after 7, the helicopter pilots contacted Sheriff’s Deputies on the ground, saying they had been hit several times with a green laser. They were able to direct the deputies to the area of Pens
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A wanted man ran from Redding Police Tuesday morning, leading to a brief lockdown of Manzanita Elementary School. At around 10:25am, officers attempted to contact 20-year-old Dylan Bond, who was wanted on a felony warrant for violating his probation, according to Corporal Bart Langley. Bond tried to escape by jumping ove
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That's what some Spanish researchers have found. Here's the story. Excerpt: "...subjects' reaction time improved in water spiked with either caffeine or glucose (glucose gave a bump to their manual dexterity, as well). But a combination of caffeine and glucose...
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The Mt. Shasta Ski Park opened today, nine days earlier than originally planned.
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Cross your fingers everyone. Dave Freeman believes he has found its "resting place". He's been overlaying old maps onto Google satellite maps using the measurements taken by the scuba divers who found it back in 1970. We now have Steve...
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Perhaps the sharpest criticism of our state's effort to curb greenhouse-gas emissions is that it's both expensive and fruitless to go it alone. Well, at least one other state is coming along for the ride: New Mexico regulators on Monday...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open, night closed for the season. Temperature: 34 degrees. Skies: Partly cloudy. Wind: Variable. Visibility: Good. Depth: 25 inches at base, 36 inches at top. New snow in the past 24 hours: None. Snow surface: Powder and packed powder. Trails: 32 open. Roads: Plowed with spots o
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I may end up on Homeland Security's "watch list" for this but so be it. How is Wikileaks really any different than the New York Times when it published the "Pentagon Papers" it got from Daniel Ellsberg? And why isn't...
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A Shasta Lake man and teen were arrested Monday night on suspicion of shining a laser at a California Highway Patrol helicopter.
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CONTACT OFFICER: Lieutenant Forrest Bartell CASE #: 10-39772 CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6080 ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 BY: Lieutenant Forrest Bartell / City of Shasta Lake DATE/TIME: 12-7-2010 CRIME: Discharge laser at an aircraft SUSPECT: S#1) Foster, Kevin Wayne 39 years City of Shasta La
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Forbes blogger David Whelan makes the connection here. Excerpt: The story of Dr. Mark Midei is one that's hard to believe, except that it's happened before. He's the interventional cardiologist in Baltimore whose racket allegedly involved stenting as many as...
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Federal transportation officials say that nine people died in a fire helicopter crash in Trinity County in 2008 due to widespread and preventable equipment failures.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) — A state Senate investigation concludes that officials failed to investigate allegations of inmate abuse at a Northern California prison.
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Bank owned 7.49 acres with a boat ramp! The cost of boat ramp infrastructure and installation is estimated to be $200,000. It is listed as a replica of the Bonnyview
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It's going to be another gloomy day in Redding today. The National Weather Service says to expect a a 30 percent chance of rain mainly after 4 p.m. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 57 degrees. Tonight, rain's likely after 10 p.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 46 and a 60 percent
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Esti, originally from Warsaw, Poland, has been involved in the arts since she was six years old. Esti attended art school in Poland first, then continued at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She was trained and worked in the art field both in Europe and the United States. Esti's latest work represents [...]
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Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant and HawkMan Studios invite you to the ArtHop After-Party Live Music by Wooden Nickel Band Extended Reception for Paintings by Esti Vintage Wine Bar Late-Night Menu What: ArtHop After-pARTy Where: Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant, 1790 Market Street, Redding, across from the Cascade Theater
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One of the things I love about the Redding area is the fact that runners, cyclists and other outdoor athletes train and compete all year long. The calendar always contains local events, formal and informal training groups continue to gather, and people keep cranking out the miles. It’s not that our weather is terribly acc
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Ask  me about port and I’ll tell you I love it. I have fond memories of the sumptuous flavors of a well-aged vintage port, and, even more so, the delicate, subtle pleasures of a 20-year-old tawny. Alas, these delights reside mostly in the past. I almost never drink port anymore. The urge for a nice [...]
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Florence is packed full of more museums than anyone could see in one visit, so it's important to pace yourself or face being overwhelmed by all the beauty. As I've mentioned before, if you need a break the best treatment is a generous serving of gelato and a slow stroll, but a glass of wine at [...]
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A former Postal Service worker from Redding who was indicted in April for stealing prescription medications from mail parcels was sentenced Monday to six months in prison, a spokeswoman with the U.S. attorney’s office said.
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“Cheaper than PG&E” isn’t the official slogan of Redding Electric Utility, but it is the standard by which REU’s managers measure their work and justify rate increases to city residents.
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The Redding Electric Utility proposal before the City Council tonight would increase the kilowatt-hour (the unit of electricity) charge by almost 16 percent and the service charge (the fixed percustomer charge) by more than 32 percent in two increases, the first next month and the second in January of 2012.
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Back in his very first term, Gov.-elect Jerry Brown often used clichés old and new to make his points.
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Starting today, two Redding Area Bus Authority punch cards ($20 of transportation) will be available at the Shasta County Veterans Office at Shasta and West streets in downtown Redding.
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December is off to a soggy start in the north state.
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In spring 1942, 7-year-old Dennis Bambauer was taken from a Los Angeles orphanage and placed on a bus with Japanese children. A camp director and military police officers armed with rifles watched over the children on the five-hour ride to Manzanar, an abandoned desert town more than 200 miles away.
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In 1910: T.H. Benton won his race of cutting the second drive of logs amounting to more than 3 million feet before the winter rains raised the river and swept the boom away.
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Eighty-eight-year-old Mike Sotak of Happy Valley won’t be alone today when he remembers those who fell during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.
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RED BLUFF — A Red Bluff man was stabbed in the back and neck Monday after he honked his horn at a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Red Bluff boy, police said.
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BELLA VISTA — Reduced to ashes by a kitchen fire nearly four months ago, the popular Dry Creek Station restaurant off Highway 299 is being reinvented and is expected to reopen this spring.
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Detectives searching for a missing Redding teen Monday obtained a second warrant for her uncle’s arrest.
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Mary Leas Stegall retires today after a decade on Redding City Council spent swimming with and against continuous currents of change.
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Albino redwoods? Who knew such a wonder could exist? Well, the docents at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, if you can believe this KQED report. Very cool, I need to plan a trip to Santa Cruz, I think....
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Shasta County Sheriff's Sgt. John Hubbard won't say what led to a second $100,000 warrant issued today in the case of missing Redding teen Jean Marie Berlinghoff. "For certain charges ... victims have the right to confidentiality, and that's what we have going on here," Hubbard said, adding later that although the depar
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RED BLUFF — An unidentified Red Bluff man was stabbed in the back and neck this afternoon after he honked his horn at a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Red Bluff boy, police said.
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The city of Redding, after last month's heated meeting about its proposed rules for leafleteers in front of the library, is circulating its proposed policy for public comment, and a few e-mailers have been kind enough to share a copy....
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Law enforcement tonight is looking for three missing teenage girls in the Eskimo Hill area just north of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Detectives searching for a missing Redding teen today obtained a second warrant for the arrest of her uncle.
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A young Redding pair accused of killing a 28-year-old Sacramento man have a new trial date.
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A Feb. 1 trial date was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a 21-year-old Redding man accused of vehicular manslaughter in connection with the death of a 21-year-old Redding woman.
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A car crashed into a bus this afternoon in south Redding.
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SACRAMENTO – An ex-U.S. Postal Service worker from Redding who was indicted in April for stealing prescription medications from mail parcels was sentenced today to six months in prison, a spokeswoman with the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
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The renters moved out yesterday, which kind of surprised us because we were fearful they were going to squat and make us go through the eviction process. After they left I took a brief look at the house and it didn't seem too bad. This morning I woke up with the beginnings of a fine young cold with an ast
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Just a few years ago, virtually anyone could qualify for 100% financing even with stinky credit. Those loans evaporated after the bubble burst causing an upsurge in usage of FHA loans in the Redding/Shasta County real estate market.  The reason is the relatively low down payment requirements (3.5%) offered by the FHA lo
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A 26-year-old wanted parolee and sex offender was arrested in Redding over the weekend.
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Doug LaMalfa, who served six years as the 2nd Assembly District's representative and was elected as the 4th Senate District's senator in November, is sworn in along with other new legislators today. LaMalfa, known perhaps most of all for his...
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From blacksmithing to old-fashioned baking. Love the costumes. See below. (Video by Shasta resident Charley Williams. Hat tip: Susan Weale)...
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I don't spend my fall weekends tramping around the woods in pursuit of a buck, but a lot of my friends and neighbors do. This blogger adds up all the hunters in just a handful of states, and comes to...
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The company doesn't really venture an explanation of why, but Allstate -- in a news release -- says that its analysis of its clients' accidents the past four years shows Dec. 15 is the most dangerous day on California's roads....
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That's what Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman is orchestrating on the Mendocino National Forest --- which is odd, if you think about it. Shouldn't that be the feds' job? The effort aims to include Tehama and Trinity counties --- where...
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Stopped and took this photo yesterday. It sure is looking good. I heard through the grapevine that owner Jeff Miller is pushing to have it finished and ready for his thirsty and hungry customers by March, 2011....
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Click here for latest infrared satellite animation Click here for latest water vapor satellite animation Precipitation will become more widespread today as the low pressure area approaches the coast.  This system  will move across northern California tonight and early Monday.  Snow levels today will be 4,500 to 5,500 fee
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Someone (Santa's elves?) stopped by the Parkville Cemetery and attached two live Christmas trees to the wooden cemetery sign. It really looks nice and adds a homey Christmas feeling to the cemetery. Thank you !...
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It's 8:00 and the rain is coming down in sheets again. Honey Bandit is ready for spring. He wants to go outside and run and play. He is quite comical when rain does hit his back. He almost looks angry....
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Along with Sir Paul McCartney and Oprah. Here's the Fox News account. Excerpt: For Haggard, Nashville turned out in force. Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow sang Haggard's "Today I Started Loving You Again," and Jamey Johnson and Kid Rock sang...
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From the Chico paper: VIOLA -- A swarm of mostly tiny earthquakes recorded northwest of this small Shasta County community, are nothing to get shaken up about, according to the experts. At least 27 quakes, ranging in size from 1.0-magnitude...
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This one looks good on paper. However the private remarks caution that it cannot be financ
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From the Chronicle: Sound the alarm - Oakland's Police Department is shrinking so fast that it doesn't have enough officers to cover some patrols and many of its investigative units have been stripped to the bone. Mayor-elect Jean Quan has...
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The legal fight over California's same-sex marriage ban is reaching the next rung on the judicial ladder.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) — A San Francisco lawmaker is proposing a law to put the fruit back in booze.
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If you live in Redding, you'd better get used to clouds and damp weather. The National Weather Service says that today will feature scattered showers and a 30 percent chance of precipitation. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with a high near 58 degrees.
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With the rain and snow having returned to our region for their turn in the cycle of our seasons, I thought I would re-run this interview with Phyllis Clark-Kirkman of Gringo Dave's in Redding on rainwater harvesting and storm water management, from December of 2009. On December 13th of 2010, from 8 - 9pm I [...]
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What: Shasta County Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug invites the public to learn about therapeutic behavioral services When: Dec 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Dec 8, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Where: Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Department, Administrative Conference Room, 2640 Breslauer Way, Redding The Public is invited to a community m
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Caffeine is known more as a pick-me-up than a home remedy, but for years scientists have wondered whether it may have benefits for people with asthma. The suspicion stems in part from its chemical structure, which resembles that of theophylline, a common asthma medication that relaxes the airway muscles and relieves wheezin
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In the midst of the fun part of planning your dream vacation, there are a few less fun but vital chores to tend to before you leave home concerning money. Not the do-I-have-enough part - I'm assuming you've taken care of that - but how to handle money once you're actually on vacation. How many [...]
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I read your article “Program keeps disabled at home” (Nov. 19). That article does not tell the truth.
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In June of this year I quoted Len Richardson, editor of the California Farmer who said, “Water tends to flow toward wealth.” He was correct then and recent developments prove his point again.
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In response to the revelations about grotesque abuses at the Los Angeles County city of Bell — home of the $800,000 city manager — California state Controller John Chiang this summer basically ordered city and county governments to send him their payroll data, which he posted on a handy website.
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Here are the winners of the 28th annual Redding Trade Club Lighted Christmas Parade held Saturday.
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As a north state militia group took to the snow for the second day Sunday in search of a missing Redding teen, her disappearance received exposure on another national media outlet — “America’s Most Wanted.”
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Today in History: Dec. 6, 2010
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A number of Shasta County high school wrestlers returned with first-place finishes from the Doc Peterson 22-team wrestling tournament held Saturday at Orland High School.
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Adoption isn’t about finding the healthiest or strongest child, one Tehama County family says.
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A Redding man involved in a head-on collision Sunday night on Hilltop Drive suffered a concussion and was admitted to Mercy Medical Center in Redding for overnight observation.
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Cottonwood resident Kathy Hyatt knows a thing or two about raising adopted kids.
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These years are starting to run together a bit...tonight is Christmas Movie and Latke Night at our house.It's about this time each year that we prescribe a little R & R for ourselves. It involves champagne and movie-watching. The movie is always the Frank Capra classic It's a Wonderful Life.It
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What: 5th Annual Alternative Christmas Faire When: Dec 5, 1 to 4 p.m. Where: First United Methodist Church 1825 East St - Corner of South and East Sts Cost: $2 per person /children 12 & under free Buy Once... Gift Twice! It's a fun way to give something meaningful to those you love... and to [...]
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A Redding man involved in a head-on collision tonight on Hilltop Drive suffered a concussion and was admitted to Mercy Medical Center in Redding for overnight observation.
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Police say a Redding man involved in a head-on collision Sunday on Hilltop Drive is in the country illegally.
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Well as you know we don't update on the blog very often during our crazy season, but as things are starting to wind down we will be trying to post something every few days to showcase the work we have done over the past few months. Here is a wonderful family that we shot a week or so ago enjoying the fall colors :).
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As a north state militia group took to the snow for the second day today in search of a missing Redding teen, her disappearance received exposure on another national media outlet – "America’s Most Wanted."
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"Picnic ham" is one of those insane food names that makes no sense. Maybe at one time it did, but now it just confuses people. It's not ham. It's uncured plain pork, the leg o'pig, and may be sold as half or whole. It's always a sizeable piece of meat.So when I was shopping for last night's dinner I found a pack
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I talked to Gary in the middle of the afternoon and he asked if I was making soup for dinner. He sounded a little disappointed that I wasn't, and after we hung up I thought I could probably come up with a nice light soup as a starter. This is what I did:1 large can whole tomatoes in juice1 jar roasted red
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I got this on Epicurious. I made a few adaptations, as noted below. I also made 1-1/2 times the recipe and packed most of it nto a 4-quart casserole. It bubbled over so I had to put the casserole on a cookie sheet. It was totally worth it. People who are very modest eaters took two or three servings. This is THAT good.
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The tree...and the pink tree.Appetizers...and wine....
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Another attempt is being made to find it. Things are a little different this time because now we have a hand drawn map marking its location plus satellite imagery, other maps, and a whole lot more data. This time we...
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As I look at Honey Bandit, happily munching his hay, I wonder, does his story matter to many people? Will we be able to use the knowledge we obtained, watching him fight the impossible odds? Are we smart enough, and...
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The most disturbing statistic I've seen about the Redding area's economy was one I stumbled across in this report from the California Department of Transportation, which is mainly about (go figure) transportation, but also compares economic, demographic and other trends...
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Today's high should be around 54 degrees, and there is an 80 percent chance that this morning's rain will continue into the night. Expect a low of about 43 degrees. Tomorrow there will be a 30 percent chance of precipitation, and the high should stay around 54 degrees. The low temperature is expected to drop to about 40 d
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Anyone with a lick of common sense was alarmed and disgusted by the recent release of more than 200,000 classified U.S. diplomatic cables by the scurrilous organization WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange defines his organization as a “watchdog” and, in the name of transparency, is hell-bent on pilfer
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Measures A and B, on Redding voters’ ballots last month, provoked heated opposition from city unions.
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As the Legislature prepares to convene a special session on the budget, there is an effort to cloud what was a very clear message from voters in the November election.
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A small but ambitious manufacturing company’s expansion in Redding would be good news any time. But in 2010? Glory, hallelujah and let’s throw the Lighted Christmas Parade a second time to celebrate.
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Bailey Meredith and Ty Zollner, both of Redding, were married on Oct. 10, 2010, at the Spyglass Inn in Pismo Beach. Craig Burkett officiated. The bride is the daughter of Jerry Meredith and Stacey Shepherd, both of Redding. She is a graduate of Shasta High School. She has a nursing license from the Institute of Technolog
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We all have such busy schedules that it can be a challenge to find time to spend together as a family. But quality time is important because when parents learn and play with their children every day, it boosts a child's self-esteem and helps kids develop positive relationships. Even 10 to 30 minutes of one-on-one time per
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Robert and Bettye Grable of Redding celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Nov. 12. They were married Nov. 12, 1942, in New York City. They lived in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Utah before making their home in California, where they lived in Orangevale and Colusa before moving to Redding. Robert is a retired journeyma
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Kim Severson-Ellis and Dale Ellis, both of Redding, were married on Oct. 15, 2010, at Emerald Bay in South Lake Tahoe. The reception was held at their private residence in Palo Cedro. The Rev. Dorie Hession officiated. The bride is the daughter of Isabelle and Steve Graves of Keaau, Hawaii, and Richard V. Severson of Re
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George Washington envisioned Harpers Ferry, where the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers crash together, as a perfect spot for one of the new nation's arms manufacturing plants.
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The cold spell of a few days ago was chilling in more ways than one. Such freezing temperatures bring back memories of Dad stomping in from retrieving the morning newspaper, muttering about the fact there was "frost on the pumpkin." Of course we had no pumpkins.
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I always thought cutting your Christmas tree down in a snow-covered forest only happened in the movies. Then we moved to Redding. At first I was shocked at the beautiful trees in my friends' living rooms. I thought surely these nice people were cutting them down illegally. Imagine my delight when I learned that indeed it w
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Dear Readers: I'd be lost without this list. I shop from it exclusively. Yes, I'm talking about Straight Talk's annual shopping list for teens. (FYI: official adolescence goes to age 25). Direct from the source, we bring you the hot tech gifts, board games, books -- and this year, the best boxer briefs! Keep in mind, most
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When I ask family what they want for presents, the adults say they already have too much stuff. I feel that way every time I dust. Now we give experiences instead of stuff: spa treatments, voice lessons, ballet tickets. But my favorite gift experiences were family cruises.
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  Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far reaches of Northern Californey A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Redding, CA journalist Doni Greenberg, is the place for people craving local Northern California news, commentary, food, arts and entertainment. Views and opinions expre
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The Shasta College men’s basketball team won its fourth straight game by beating Sacramento City 72-60 in the American River tournament on Saturday.
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It’s that time of year again — the time to scramble around looking for the perfect gift for our loved ones. Although shopping for gifts isn’t always easy, knowing that your recipient is an outdoors enthusiast helps narrow your search.
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Probably one of the most successful fishing tackle companies in the nation that deserves a hats-off tribute is the Wright and McGill Co. of Denver.
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The National Hog Group received the Redding Trade Club/Downtown Redding Business Association Platinum sweepstakes award at Saturday evening's Redding Lighted Christmas Parade.
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The State of Illinois is still paying off billions in bills that it got from schools and social service providers last year. Arizona recently stopped paying for certain organ transplants for people in its Medicaid program. States are releasing prisoners...
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Experience was the difference for the Cougars.
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This time around, the Shasta boys basketball team couldn’t hold off an offensive surge at the end of the game.
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ANDERSON — More physical and deeper, the Cougars finally got their tournament title.
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Courtesy of Mercy Medical Center, Redding
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More than 300 families await adoption on Northern Valley Catholic Social Service’s annual Adopt-A-Family list.
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Shasta Lake City Council members are being asked to consider an 8 ½ percent increase on all electric rates.
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Five traffic accidents that resulted in the arrest of three suspected DUI drivers kept Redding police busy Friday night.
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My question is about the intersection of South Bonnyview and Highway 273. There is one traffic light before the rail tracks and a traffic light across the intersection from before they added the new one. The new light has a sign that reads, “No Turn on Red.” But when the light turns red, the second light is still green
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The typical Redding household will pay $9 more each month for electricity starting in January if the City Council approves a proposed rate hike Tuesday.
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A north state militia group began combing the forest Saturday near Castella for any trace of a missing 15-year-old Redding girl and her 44-year-old uncle as the teen’s exhausted father continues to hold out hope that she will safely return home.
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There was a lot of Christmas cheer Saturday at the Tower House Historic District within the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and at Shasta State Historic Park.
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Today in history: Dec. 5, 2010
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Since moving to Redding in 1980, Dr. Ziad Niazi has helped diagnose and treat thousands of cases of some of the most unpleasant ailments to afflict the human anatomy — everything from agonizing kidney stones to cancers hidden in the most sensitive of places.
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I have a very few minutes to myself before guests start arriving. It's cold and drizzly outside but inside I have the fire going and candles ready to light. I've been working on the food all day.The menu for tonight:appetizers:peanutswine country olivesgarlic stuffed olivesstuffed g
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WHERE IN REDDING CAN YOU FIND A CHRISTMAS TREE? If you haven't yet purchased a Christmas tree and you're not about to get your chain saw and head to the mountains, then this list is for you. We've put together this list of several Christmas Tree lots throughout Shasta County with the help of several of o
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Globe-trotting sound engineers get street musicians from around the world to play on Ben E. King's 1960s classic, "Stand By Me." Wonderful. Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World from Concord Music Group on Vimeo....
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Cinnabar was established in the 1870s deep in the Sacramento River Canyon in the Castle Creek Mining District. The small town mainly serviced the Altoona and the Integral Quicksilver Mines. At its peak, the town contained a company store, hotel,...
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In addition to downward adjustments in Starman and Duvernay's contracts and the solar array at the airport will be a public hearing on REU's proposed back-to-back 7.84 percent rate increases scheduled to take effect in the next 13 months. Here's...
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Five separate traffic collisions that resulted in the arrest of three suspected DUI drivers kept Redding police busy Friday night.
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There’s a 30 percent chance of rain today and a 40 percent chance of rain tonight, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s high temperature should be near 50 degrees. Meteorologists say a weak frontal system will move through Northern California late today and tonight bringing relativ
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I just received the Call - "She died this morning." My Godmother had recently become ill with pneumonia and was not going to bounce back this time. It was apparent 2 days ago that she didn't have the ener
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The Wolves nearly let one slip away.
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Kelsey Berttellotti had 11 points and eight rebounds as the Foothill High School girls basketball team used a strong second half to pull out a 49-39 victory over West Valley in the semifinals of the 37th annual Holiday Hoops Tournament at Anderson High School on Friday.
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Travel in 220 mph luxury from the San Joaquin Valley prison town of Corcoran to the even more obscure burg of Borden?
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This isn’t a new story and therefore not a “news” story. But it plays in the background of our lives and helps explain a good bit of the crime news we read about in the daily paper or see described on local TV. I’ve included responses from our police chief and county sheriff, in their entirety, be
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After back-to-back league titles, naturally a lot of talent left the Knights’ women’s hoops program since March.
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This is the first call for the annual Shasta College Celebrity Dinner Auction in 2011.
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I’m a motorcycle rider, too, and I try to enjoy the ride. In most cases I do. But ... you know this was coming.
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A week after the only physical clue to a Redding missing teen’s possible whereabouts was found, Jean Marie Berlinghoff is still missing.
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Redding Municipal Airport may soon be running on sunshine.
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A little bit of rain Friday night didn’t deter at least 500 people from enjoying the music and merriness at Viva Downtown Redding’s Christmas tree lighting celebration.
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The longtime owner of pharmacies in Shasta Lake and Redding has agreed to pay $175,000 to federal prosecutors to settle claims he billed Medi-Cal and Medicare for patients’ drugs but kept the pills and the cash.
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As an employment specialist, Traci Caten makes sure employers know her name. “I’m out there in the community a lot, so when somebody needs an employee, they call me,” she said.
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The Redding School District board of trustees on Friday began the process of hiring a new superintendent.
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A former longtime Shasta College employee arrested in October pleaded not guilty Friday to embezzling $31,000 in cash from the school’s cafeteria.
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North Valley Bank branches are accepting new and unwrapped toys as part of their December toy drive.
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Owners of 13 plots in a Trinity County subdivision known for its pot gardens will be in court later this month, accused of clear-cutting the forest and terracing their land without proper permits.
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Today in History: Dec. 4, 2010
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Longtime R-S readers might remember Tony Hopfinger, who worked here as a reporter in the late 1990s before moving to Alaska, where some years later he founded a news website, Alaskadispatch.com. He won 15 minutes of national notoriety earlier this...
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About an hour ago (see picture, above) they lit the bonfires for the old-fashioned Christmas celebration and tree-lighting. A fun tradition. There's also a gift store for holiday shoppers. At the old school house on 299. Look for the...
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The longtime owner of pharmacies in Shasta Lake and Redding has agreed to pay $175,000 to federal prosecutors to settle claims he billed Medi-Cal and Medicare for patients’ drugs but kept the pills and the cash.
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anewscafe.com has one pair of Cascade Christmas tickets for tonight's 8 p.m. performance. We'll give to the first person who sends an email to donig.anewscafe@gmail.com Write "I want them" in the subject line. Please write your name and phone number in the email message so we know whose name to put on them for will-call.
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The small community of Cottonwood celebrates Christmas in a big way. The Christmas Home Tour & Boutique, a fundraiser for the community library, has become a popular holiday tradition.
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Shasta College announces details about its annual holiday plant sale.
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What should you do to protect plants when a hard frost is predicted? There's no simple answer. It depends on what you grow, where you live and how much you care.
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Our winner is "Baseball" who guessed it first at 9:14. Congratulations Baseball! It is the Whiskeytown Hotel. You've won yourself a double prize this week of $20.00 thanks to last week's winner who passed his winnings on to this week's...
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The best time to prune a fruit tree depends on what you want to accomplish.
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Redding gardener Bill Keep offers a review of "Aliens in the Backyard: Plant and Animal Imports into America."
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A three-car wreck north of Los Molinos Thursday afternoon left at least two people with major injuries.
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After 50 years on stage, his voice is pretty much shot, many of his performances perfunctory and even some die-hard fans are wondering if he should hang it up, the Wall Street Journal notes. In his defense, Dylan, now 69,...
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On today's story about the rising bill the city of Redding must pay to CalPERS to keep its pension fund sound, commenter "pwned" says something downright reasonable: I'm not sure why the Record Searchlight focuses so hard on the City...
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The younger sister of a missing Redding teen will light the town Christmas Tree tonight.
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Be glad you weren't a high-income earner back in the Fifties. Or 1941 (before we went to war). Tax rates were, indeed, confiscatory. Data from the National Archives. Graphic here. from the New York Times....
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Excerpt from this California legal blog: The West Sacramento man who has filed nearly two 200 lawsuits in Sacramento County alone in the past five years has followed through on his threats to sue several businesses in Sacramento. KCRA 3...
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Let me tell you where this year has gone… Divorce.Salt Lake City.The wintery star-filled skies of Wyoming.Denver.Albuquerque.Winslow.New Tattoo.Matching piercings with Katy.Rode the last Sunset Dinner train.Golden Gate Bridge.Dr
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National Journal, taking advantage of Citizens Against Government Waste's database of earmarks, decided to check the records of members of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus. And what'd it find? Members of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus may tout their commitment...
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The city of Anderson is trying to put a stop to vandalism at the skate park near Volonte Park.
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Today’s FDotD is a desirable duplex. At the risk of being repetitious, let us
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What is the name of this building? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! Today's contest requires the winner to name the building. If you're the first person to correctly guess, you'll win a $20 gift certificate from River...
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The California Highway Patrol received a report this morning that at least one person was trapped in an overturned SUV on Highway 299 near Fender's Ferry Road, but when officers arrived the vehicle was abandoned.
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Oh so very nasty.Crudbump's "Fuck You If You Don't Like Christmas."It's your Video Friday:(It's also available for download at the link above.)
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There is a 40 percent chance of showers today in the Redding area with a high of 54 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. A 40 percent chance of showers will remain tonight, with a low around 40. That 40 percent chance of rain is expected to persist Saturday and Sunday, with a high of 52 both days. Saturday: A
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Fall and Winter is a great time to start gardening. Waiting 'til Spring will be too late to have a terrific first-time garden. At that time there are too many pressures, so relax and get started now, slowly. Here are a few easy steps that involve some dreaming, a little planning and a light amount of [...]
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ANDERSON — More size and depth always helps, but a basketball team still has to shoot the ball well enough to win.
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Starting the season off with a win is exactly how the Hornets wanted to defend their Northern Section Division I crown.
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ANDERSON — The Cubs weren’t as quick out of the gate this time.
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The Northern Section held its weight in the first-round of the 41st Harlan Carter Invitational Basketball Tournament at Enterprise’s Manatowa Gymnasium on Thursday.
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Here’s a roundup of scores from basketball games played outside the area.
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Since the boys Harlan Carter Invitational Basketball Tournament signaled the start of the basketball season by kicking off on Thursday, I felt it was appropriate to announce a few players to watch on the hardwood this season.
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The irony of Cal Fire, of all government agencies, locking the gate of the lone paved road serving a handful of remote mountain homes would be the stuff of high comedy if it weren’t for the headache the move is causing those homes’ residents.
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It is understandable for the administration to underplay the significance of the WikiLeaks State Department cables. But while it is wise not to go into a public panic, it is delusional to think that this is merely embarrassing gossip and indiscretion. The leaks have done major damage.
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Redding’s pension rates will climb next year and will likely keep heading uphill as mid-decade approaches.
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Another day, another tip and another dead end Thursday for Shasta County sheriff’s detectives trying to find a missing Redding teen.
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Dunsmuir’s former Coca-Cola Co. bottling plant is coming back under city control.
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After a leaking skylight gave way under heavy snow, Dunsmuir city officials this week closed the broken-down Traveler’s Hotel, forcing 18 people to find a new place to live.
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A local Realtor is moving on up.
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RED BLUFF — The second of two men involved in a 2009 carjacking and robbery was sentenced Tuesday in Tehama County Superior Court to three years in prison, prosecutors said Thursday.
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Steve Davis has until the end of January to figure out how to keep him and his family from being homeless.
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Two of Redding’s top administrators have offered to forgo raises scheduled for next year, to begin paying their pension contributions and to accept less generous retiree health insurance benefits.
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A month after the city of Redding failed to record a single housing start, building activity rebounded somewhat in November.
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Today in History: Dec. 3, 2010
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The high school boys basketball season is officially under way.
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John Diamond was a British broadcaster and journalist who died at age 47 of throat cancer in March 2001. Shortly before he died, he wrote a column for The Guardian called "Reasons to be Cheerful." I came across it just recently. I 've edited it a bit but Google will quickly take you to the entire thing.I'
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-----Original Message-----From: Kenneth A Duron [mailto:Kduron@bart.gov]Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 1:58 PMTo: Barbara RiceSubject: Re: inappropriate email sent by BART employeeMs. Rice, Thank you for your email. Your message regarding an email sent to you f
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Discovering the existence of the Shasta Living Streets project the other day, I wondered what might be a likely prospect for a temporary car-free but people-friendly street in Redding. Turns out, naturally, that the organizers have already given that some...
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At the height of the 1849 gold rush, a small band of miners from Shasta decided to cook a traditional Christmas dinner. To spread the holiday cheer, the miners traveled to Whiskeytown to celebrate with miners there.
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Bay Area and north state musicians will gather Friday evening at Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., Redding, to perform in a concert benefiting the widow of Chuck McCabe.
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The front gate of this historic property stands at the southern end of the estate beside Lower Soda Springs Road. The property is between the Sacramento River and Salt Creek and extends northward from the front gate.
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Two of Redding’s top administrators have offered to forgo raises scheduled for next year, begin paying their pension contributions and accept less generous retiree health insurance benefits.
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Q. Does your faith organization use a formal liturgy or pre-written prayers? What do you think are the benefits and drawbacks of pre-written versus spontaneous prayers? In today’s world, the poetical inspirational words of the Jewish siddur (prayer book) meet our needs for constancy and tradition. The Hebrew offers consis
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220 mph luxury from Corcoran to Borden? ("Where?" asks even my Fresno State alum colleague.) Yes, we can. Actually, to look at the map, Fresno to Hanford --- with room to grow -- is a little more fair of a...
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For some people, the thought of giving cheap junk made by exploited workers in some overseas sweatshop as a Christmas gift is not appetizing. But if you shop the big-box stores, cheap junk made by exploited workers in some overseas sweatshop is about all you’re going to find. The Alternative Christmas Faire scheduled for
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It's even spawned an A&E reality show. Gawker.com reports here. Excerpt: Last night, A&E debuted Storage Wars, a new series about professional garbage pickers who forage through abandoned storage units hoping to find treasure. Only in America do we have...
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RED BLUFF - The second of two men involved in a 2009 carjacking and robbery was sentenced Tuesday in Tehama County Superior Court to three years in prison, prosecutors announced today.
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RED BLUFF - A Tehama County man who was shot and wounded by police in May 2009 after he pointed a gun at a Red Bluff police officer has been sentenced to three years, eight months in prison after pleading guilty to brandishing a firearm on an officer and other charges, prosecutors announced today.
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Mrs Patricia Andersen of Redding Age 84 Date of Death: 12/1/2010 Place of Death: Home Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Octavia Keys of Redding Age 99 Date of Death: 12/2/2010 Place of Death: SRMC Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Adelia Todd of Redding Age 78 Date of Death: 12/2/2010 Place of Death: Home Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Chang Thomas of Igo Age 37 Date of Death: 12/1/2010 Place of Death: Nor Cal Rehab Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Wilma Ann Hernandez of Anderson Age 61 Date of Death: 11/30/2010 Place of Death: Residence Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Anderson
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Yesterday, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched a new website that consolidates data from regional, state and county agencies. The economic and housing market data is derived from the Census Bureau, Labor Department, State and Local governments, housing industry sources and HUD’s own econo
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In response to the revelations about abuses at the city of Bell, the state controller basically ordered local governments to send payroll data, which is posted on a handy web site. There are no secret $500,000 custodians at the county...
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A small section of Highway 97 in Dorris has been closed and traffic is being detoured through town, according to the state Department of Transportation. The highway is expected to be closed five and a half hours and traffic is being detoured through Dorris, a Caltrans spokeswoman said this morning.
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1. A Cascade Christmas 7 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday, and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cascade Theatre, 1731 Market St., Redding. Theme is global holiday celebrations. Admission $16-$25 ($10 for children 17 and under). Go to www.cascadetheatre.org. Call 243-8877 or 243-8886.
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One week before graduation from the Art Institute of Chicago, artist Jack Rowe met a man while playing golf who talked him into entering the field of point-of-purchase displays. His fine arts degree had given him all the tools he needed to become an "idea man" art director for national accounts, such as Saran Wrap, Parker P
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Here’s some tropical weather for you to bring the heat on a brisk Redding December day. Erin spent Thanksgiving in Mexico with some friends for a wedding on a Princess Cruise ship. Looks like fun. Lobster for Thanksgiving? Well, alrighty then… All shot with a small Nikon point and shoot camera. N
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Launching a fine-dining restaurant in Redding as the north state remains in the grip of the Great Recession may seem like a big gamble, but the folks behind it know something about gambling.
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Over the fall, as companies and individual policy-holders have learned what their health insurance rates were looking like for the coming year, there was plenty of howling about increases -- and blame from the right that the new health care...
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The Hen House. Just saying the name almost makes you want to smile. In maintaining the eclectic swagger the bar has become known for, patrons might well be informed that their experience at the Henny will likely result in a lasting memory – the likes of which are liable to arouse envy in your friends’ ears. Just take no
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All corners of the north state will be awash in holiday spirit this weekend.
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They were a niche market three years ago. In February 2008, when I reported on the budding popularity of foreclosure bus tours in the area, sales of distressed homes accounted for about a quarter of all closed escrows in Shasta County.
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The Empire Hotel was a famous hotel in its time. It was built in 1853 and stood on the west side of Main Street and just south of the French Gulch Hotel. It was popular, elegant, and a commodious hotel,...
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The latest crop of foreclosure homes (REOs) offers little worth individual showcasing here, so today we’ll just go over a few related items to keep you informed. Slow News Day the RS too. The local newspaper ran an a
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Beginning February 2, 2011, I'll be teaching Shasta County history once again - this time at Simpson University. Simpson now offers unique month-long courses geared for seniors over 50. My 'Shasta County History 101' class will meet three times a...
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Rain in the forecast today, with the high temperature reaching about 51 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is also likely tonight, with an overnight low of about 41. Chance of rain diminishes Friday to 30 percent, with an afternoon high of 55. Overnight Friday will remain mostly cloudy with
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Hi, Just wanted to let you know that we have an account set up at Hawes Ranch & Supply 21923 Dersch Rd. Anderson, CA 96007 530-365-2332 This is for those of you who wanted to donate and not have to...
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On Highway 299 just east of Deschutes Road, an overturned big rig (an empty hay truck) has been cleared, Caltrans reported at 10:45 a.m. today.
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Ron George, retiring chief justice of the California Supreme Court, looks at last month's judicial elections in Iowa, where voters unseated three Supreme Court justices in response to their ruling allowing same-sex marriage, and trembles. From the Chronicle: The vote...
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It’s been chilly in the morning out in the laundry room where I ride the stationary bike. I have aids that empower me! The trick is to get on before I’m fully conscious, while it’s still dark, using only the light of my iPod to reset the miles-minutes-calories counter. Music makes the 8-10 morning miles [.
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A 21-year-old man from Old Station was killed Thursday morning in a head-on collision on Highway 299 east of Bella Vista, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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I really like this 3 minute video. Very creative, and very appropriate. Turn down your Shop-Vac and give it a listen.
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And who will pay it to our hard-working John Troughton? I'm sure all will be explained in the city staff report for the Dec. 7 council meeting. As Scott Mobley reported earlier this week, Southern Aluminum Finishing (SAF) looks likely...
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Strip malls are not usually the first place you look when choosing a restaurant. There's just something about those impersonal, interchangeable squares of real estate with high-gloss walls, big glass storefronts and acres of asphalt just a few steps from your table that scream Styrofoam taste at high prices! But in a city w
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In a political culture where moderation is the new heresy, centrism is fast becoming the new black.
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You don’t have to sport a Tea Party Patriots ballcap or lie awake nights stewing about taxpayer-fleecing bureaucrats to think that, when tax revenues are down substantially, the government workers whose paychecks ultimately come from the public treasury have to share the some of the pain.
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested a Redding man on suspicion of kidnapping and sexual battery.
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Wednesday afternoon, a missing Redding teen was again the topic of a national television program on CNN’s HLN channel.
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As new foreclosure filings in Shasta County trend upward, the percentage of distressed home sales in the third quarter of 2010 inched up from the previous quarter.
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A few days after a judge tossed a Bella Vista man’s lawsuit alleging firefighters unnecessarily set his property ablaze, managers at a neighboring inmate fire camp closed the road above his home.
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The law of averages suggests November temperatures were just that — neither unusually warm nor notably cold.
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World AIDS Day didn’t go unnoticed Wednesday in Redding as about 70 people participated in a pair of awareness events.
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Today in History: Dec. 2, 2010
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JC Penney in the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding recently donated $500 in gift cards to the Shasta County Foster Parent Association.
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A two-alarm fire early Wednesday destroyed one town house of a Redding fourplex just west of Hilltop Drive and left the other three uninhabitable because of smoke and water damage.
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The Mountain Gate Community Services District is still without a general manager after board members Wednesday extended interim manager Jeff Cole’s contract until Feb. 8.
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A Redding couple visiting Long Beach for the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show awoke Tuesday morning to find their van and four show dogs missing from their Bellflower motel.
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Shasta County’s top prosecutors are blaming a Superior Court judge for refusing to issue an arrest warrant for a man who skipped town days before he was convicted of attempted murder, kidnapping, street terrorism and other charges.
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Preseason tournaments are a measuring tool, giving squads the chance to see what they need to improve on before league play.
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To say the Holiday Hoops girls basketball tournament this year is open would be an understatement.
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To have 14 consecutive winning seasons at the junior college level, a coach has to do a good job of building up squads on the fly no matter how many holdovers there are from the previous year.
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The Liberty Christian boys basketball team blew out Williams 80-35 in a nonleague game Wednesday.
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CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Beaupre CASE #: 10-38899 BY: Sergeant Beaupre DATE/TIME: 12/01/10 2000 Hours INCIDENT: Kidnap, Sexual Battery Bail: $100,000.00 LOCATION: Shasta County VICTIM: Minor Female SUSPECT: Fisch, Sean Michael DOB: 05/06/72   SYNOPSIS: On 12/01/10 Shasta County Sheriff's Patrol Deputies MacGregor and Rand
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies today arrested a Redding man on suspicion of kidnapping and sexual battery.
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People of Progress…addressing community needs and part of the United WayEdit By ronlargent Leave a Comment Categories: Uncategorized We are so fortunate to have so many good programs addressing the basic needs of food and housing in Redding, Shasta County, and Northern California. One of these organizati
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There I was at work, minding my own business on my lunch hour, scanning recipes for soup on Epicurious. An email pops up on my work email. My work email.It's from Kent Barcus. The subject line is "Fw: You might be a Muslim if......"What? I don't know a Kent Barcus. I o
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Supporters and critics of high-speed rail in California are scratching their heads over the proposed first route -- a link between Borden and Corcoran? From the Chronicle: Instead, the recommended route doesn't connect those population centers (Merced and Bakersfield). One...
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Lorna Gray works out for 90 minutes every day, drives out to farmers markets and co-ops to shop for fresh food and has just published her own book.
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The holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to get together with family members and close friends whom you haven't seen for a while. When you don't get together frequently, you are more likely to notice subtle changes that you might otherwise overlook.
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Shasta Blood Center announced this week it is in need of A-, AB- and O- blood. BloodSource is in need of O- donors.
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I've often wondered, as many commenters did on today's little item about the end of the burn season in the Redding city limits, why it'd be OK to burn leaves and whatnot in November but not in January. But it...
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Go to www.wonews.com or subscribe at wonsubs.com. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES EAGLE LAKE — Both the north and middle basins are iced over leaving only shoreline fishing until the season closes Dec. 31. Jigging from the shore is already producing some nice fish at the souther
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This is what I'd love to find! The Franklin Mine was located in 1852. And the neighboring Milkmaid soon after. Together they took out $2,500,000. Also located in 1852 was the Washington Mine. It took out $2,000,000. The Niagara Mine...
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BELLFLOWER — A Redding couple visiting for the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show in Long Beach pleaded for help Tuesday in finding four show dogs stolen from their Bellflower motel.
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Careful. Don't stare at the Starlight! Indeed that is the nearest s
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A missing Redding teen was again the topic of a national television program on CNN’s HLN channel this afternoon.
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I’m in the weeds a bit with all the holiday work  but I never let up. I’m on it, peeps! Dig the eye of Keith Richards, my new and improved Keith Soft Boy! He turned out well. I made him pretty attractive . The lips look a little large but I, as creator have the [...]
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It's been required viewing in the Benda household for years on Christmas Eve and it returns this year. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, is getting ready to track Santa Claus. This is 55th straight year the folks at NORAD have tracked Santa. The website (www.noradsanta.org) went live
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The eagle cam at Turtle Bay has gone live.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are demise, effort, revival.DivinerThis you should know about the ceiling in 43F: Squint long enough at the textured ceiling (not quite into the water stain, but more toward the left), and the Rev. Billy Graham w
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What: Parks Prepare for a Free Festive and Fun "Old Time Holiday" Celebration When: Saturday (Dec. 4), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Shasta State Historic Park The National Park Service and California State Parks are gearing up for their free annual "Old Time Holiday" celebration on Satur
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While they're at a dog show in southern California. From the ContraCosta paper: BELLFLOWER -- A Redding couple visiting for the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show in Long Beach pleaded for help Tuesday in finding four show dogs stolen from...
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No more backyard burning in Redding, starting today. The ban on backyard burning continues through March 31, 2011, according to the Redding Fire Department.
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Tuesday, at the United Way hosting of the Redding Chamber of Commerce, many of the agencies that are supported by the United Way of Northern California were present to talk about their programs. One of the agencies deals with youth issues in our community, and here is some information on that agency: Youth Viol
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Don't forget the umbrella, for there's rain in the forecast today. Today's high is expected to be near 49, with the overnight low around 42, according to the National Weather Service. For Thursday, the chance of rain remains around 90 percent. The temperature is expected to top out at about 52 degrees and drop down
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Tuesday, at the United Way hosting of the Redding Chamber of Commerce, many of the agencies that are supported by the United Way of Northern California were present to talk about their programs. One of the agencies deals with youth issues in our community, and here is some information on that agency: Youth Viol
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What: 2nd Annual Lake California Holiday Shopping Hop When: Dec 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Lake California Lake Club Several Homes are included in the holiday shop hop. Stop by the Lake Club for complete list of homes. Come and Support your local Artisans and Merchants here in Lake California. -from press release [...]
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Dear Dude: I kissed my friend the other day. It was great, but I don't feel great about it because I have a girlfriend. The girl I kissed is trying to convince me we should do it again but I don't think I want to. She's really cute, but I love my girlfriend and don't want her to find out. Ahh, what do I do? -John, Redding .
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The holiday wouldn't be the same for me without a Santa sighting. If you feel the same way, "Get Outta Town" this weekend to Portola, in Plumas County, for the Western Pacific Railroad Museum's Santa Train. While you're there, visit the museum's 35 locomotives and 80 train cars. The museum encourages train lovers to sit [..
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A two-alarm fire early this morning destroyed half a Redding four-plex just west of Hilltop Drive.
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Q: How can I incorporate whole grains into my diet? A: You can quickly get into the habit of substituting whole grains for their refined versions whether it's in home cooking or selecting products at the supermarket.
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Farmers and ranchers — like the rest of us — enjoy higher taxes about as much as an infestation of bindweed and starthistle.
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The biggest battle in the lame-duck session of Congress may well be over whether or not to extend the Bush administration’s tax cuts, which are scheduled to expire in January. The fact that this decision has been left until late in the 11th hour, even though the expiration date has been known for years, tells us a
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After falling to Orland by one point in the Division IV quarterfinals last year, the Anderson High girls basketball team avenged its loss by cruising to a 58-39 season-opening home win over the Trojans on Tuesday.
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Jeff Catron scored 23 points as the Anderson High School boys basketball team upset Orland 50-48 on the road on Tuesday.
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The balance of power in Northern Section wrestling shifted to the south last season with Chico edging Orland for the section championship. Expect more of the same in 2011.
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continued …. I’m 40 and have had a relationship/affair for 20 years with a woman (’B”) who is now 58. Yeah, I know. How did this last so long and what kept it great? Well, many things, I love her company, support and she is truly my soul mate. We’re both married, call our spouses v
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Our family will gather, count our blessings and celebrate Hanukkah this week -- with piles of latkes and mounds of applesauce. All together we'll plow headlong into our busy Christmas shipping season. In our business (Wrap-N-Pack) we meet a lot of folks whose loved ones are far from home and this song was written with t
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Lights. Camera. Bald eagles.
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With a base of nearly three feet of snow, Mt. Ashland in southern Oregon gets a jump on the 2010-11 ski season Friday — the park’s earliest opening in eight years.
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While some schools sell cookie dough and magazine subscriptions, Bonny View Elementary School in Redding is going gold this year.
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A California Highway Patrol helicopter Tuesday flew over the north Shasta County woods where the last clue about a missing Redding teen’s whereabouts was found late last week.
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The 28th annual Redding Lighted Christmas Parade will be back in town Saturday, and this year’s event will be broadcast by KIXE Channel 9.
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RED BLUFF — Plans for a 140-person farmworker camp outside Corning were scuttled Tuesday after proponents failed to convince county supervisors the half-acre in the Squaw Valley neighborhood was a suitable site.
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During the time Jennifer Allen was a recipient of the Adopt-A-Family program, she had all the odds stacked against her.
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The California Department of Corrections issued a wanted alert today for a Shasta County man who failed to register as a sex offender.
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Thanksgiving was just wonderful. It all turned out beautifully. My SIL made butternut squash soup with ginger sour cream topping, which was fantastic; we had turkey and dressing and mashed potatoes and a very rich sweet potato casserole and two kinds of cranberry sauce; my niece made black bean salad and my nephew brought t
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The California Highway Patrol tonight is assisting the Shasta County Sheriff's Office in Shasta Lake in the search for a van stolen near the Redding Police Department.
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I asked Rep. Wally Herger's office why he'd not signed the letter to the Forest Service urging a more clear approach in its planning rule to preserve recreational opportunities. The proverbial devil, it turns out, was in the details. One...
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NEWS RELEASE - Shasta County Sheriff's Office CONTACT OFFICER: Lieutenant Forrest Bartell CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6080 ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 BY: Lieutenant Forrest Bartell / City of Shasta Lake CASE #: 10-39008 SUSPECT: Saydyk, Jacob - wma 27 years, City of Shasta Lake VICTIM: Poole,
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In Orange County, at least, water-quality regulators have announced that July 4 pyrotechnic shows -- which typically are fired over water, where possible, to minimize the fire hazard in the middle of the California summer -- are subject to permit...
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That's the goal of a group called Shasta Living Streets, which aims to persuade Redding to follow the lead of cities that have made some streets car-free on Sundays. (Think San Francisco and certain stretches of Golden Gate Park, which...
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I was contemplating a quip from my Hunny, in his usual way of telling me he loves me he says "When we get rich I am going to buy you all new kitchen stuff!  Things that actually MATCH!!"  He often curses my propensity to like things that are not considered "Uniform"!  I of course am always eager to
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The Our Meth House blog was set up to help a couple figure out what to do about the the meth contaminated house they unwittingly purchased from a trust. It's worth a look. Along the way they are trying to raise awareness of the problem and raise cash to help fix their house
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What's that? The all-time medal-winningest American Winter Olympian is going to be signing books on Churn Creek Road tonight? Why yes, Apolo Ohno is doing just that....
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U.S. Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno is visiting Redding this evening for a book signing ceremony at Barnes & Noble bookstore.
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Mrs Margaret Neoma Boles of Cottonwood Age 84 Date of Death: 11/28/2010 Place of Death: Residence Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Margaret Neoma Boles of Cottonwood Age 84 Date of Death: 11/29/2010 Place of Death: Cooper Ridge Healthcare, Redding Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Shirley Brown of Redding Age 81 Date of Death: 11/29/2010 Place of Death: Willow Springs Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Anna Jane Swanson of Cottonwood Age 87 Date of Death: 11/29/2010 Place of Death: Feather River Hospital, Paradise Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Anderson
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It takes a serious appetite for government wonkery to digest the ins and outs of the U.S. Forest Service's planning-rule revision, but the staff of some members of Congress have done just that. And they're wary of what they see....
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One bite at a time. That's what I used to tell my children about homework or book reports or science projects that loomed a little too large.
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In the 1890s, Harvey Wickes began developing and building a summer camp on the east side of the Sacramento River in Castella. First he build cabins; in 1899 he finished construction on a two-story 22-room hotel with a large dining...
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Two people suffered serious injuries this morning when the pickup they were riding in went off the road in Shasta Lake and smashed into an oak tree, a Shasta Lake police lieutenant said.
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Don't fancy burning hours waiting in line at the crowded Redding DMV? Check out the DMV in Weaverville. Motored over Buckhorn yesterday (40 miles, 1 hour) and was in an out in less than ten minutes. No line. Friendly employees....
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Wow, Thanksgiving is over and we are headed to Christmas. All around me I hear people talking about having their shopping and decorating started and in some cases are already finished. We are still behind as usual. We haven't really...
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Two of the Sacramento Valley's more interesting institutions --- the New Clairvaux abbey in Vina and the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico --- were destined to team up sooner or later. And now they have, as the L.A. Times reports...
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There's a 30 percent chance of rain for this afternoon, the National Weather Service said. The high temperature today is expected to be 48 degrees. The chances of rain are expected to increase to "likely" by tonight, and the overnight low is expected at around 42. Rain is likely again Wednesday, with an a
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If Debbie Allen weren't just an ordinary, flesh-and-blood mother, but one with magical powers, she could draw upon every ounce of her super-mother strength and roll back the clock two years - to before December 20, 2008. Once there, Allen could move heaven and earth to save the life of Shelby, her 17-year-old daught
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What: Shasta College Holiday Choral Concert When: Saturday (Dec. 4), 7:30 p.m. Where: Shasta College Theater Shasta College's Division of Arts, Communications and Social Sciences announces the upcoming holiday concert of the Chamber and Concert Choirs in the Shasta College Theatre on Saturday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m. This
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One of the most satisfying things my wife and I have ever done is throw in the towel on family gift-giving for Christmas. It’s not that we don’t love our families and aren’t willing to brave stores crowded with stressed shoppers. But we don’t have children and no one in our immediate family needs a [...]
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What: California Women Lead's Brown Bag Lunch with Guest Debbie Allen When: Thursday (Dec. 2), noon to 1 p.m. Where: Redding Library Community Rm. "B" Redding resident Debbie Allen and national speaker and expert on the perils of teen drinking will be the featured guest at the next Brown Bag lunch hosted by California Wome
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Now’s not the day to rehash the dispute between the Berlinghoff family and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol over whether the disappearance of 15-year-old Jean Marie Berlinghoff was a case that rose to the level of an Amber Alert. The energy of everyone involved is far more
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If there’s one California agency that perpetually needs to be as pure as Caesar’s wife, it is the Air Resources Board, whose huge powers have made its 11 mostly anonymous members among the most nationally influential of California officials.
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Kandi Kalinowski says her fellow teachers in the Redding School District haven’t seen an increase in their salary schedule in at least four years. “We’re not happy about it,” said Kalinowski, who is president of the Redding School District Teachers Association and a teacher at Sequoia Middle School.
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A lame duck Congress Monday punted a decision on whether to allow a 23 percent cut in doctors’ Medicare payments to go through.
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The father of a missing Redding teen returned to passing out fliers Monday, hoping long-haul truckers might be carrying a clue to her whereabouts.
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He doesn’t talk in code, but Cornelius “Hank” Henry of Redding is forever linked with an American Indian people who were this nation’s first “code talkers.”
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The Redding City Council is poised to approve a land-for-jobs deal at Stillwater Business Park. Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. (SAF) plans a 50,000-square-foot plant on a 16.75-acre lot valued at $1.86 million.
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A 20-year-old Redding woman paralyzed below the waist when she was shot in the back by a passenger in her sport utility vehicle last summer says she’s again being victimized.
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Such as the members Shasta County's Mid-Management Bargaining Unit (yeah, it's the managers' union -- go figure). Under a new contract that the Board of Supervisors is likely to approve tomorrow morning, that particular group of county workers will be...
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A Weaverville man faces arraignment today in Trinity County Superior Court on charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
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The father of a missing Redding teen returned to passing out fliers today, hoping long-haul truckers might be carrying a clue to her whereabouts.
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A 20-year-old Redding woman paralyzed below the waist when she was shot in the back by a passenger in her sport utility vehicle last summer says she’s again being victimized.
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The state Department of Corrections issued a wanted alert Saturday for a Tehama County man on parole for child molestation who failed to participate in GPS monitoring.
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Mrs Rebecca Kay Stotts of Anderson Age 49 Date of Death: 11/26/2010 Place of Death: Residence Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Anderson
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Mrs Patricia Allard of Redding Age 92 Date of Death: 11/29/2010 Place of Death: Copper Ridge Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Katherine Flesher of Anderson Age 72 Date of Death: 11/29/2010 Place of Death: Mercy Medical Center, Redding Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Carrie Lajocies of Redding Age 72 Date of Death: 11/27/2010 Place of Death: Mercy Medical Center, Redding Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mr Arthur Feliz of Redding Age 86 Date of Death: 11/26/2010 Place of Death: Home Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Esther Belobraidic of Anderson Age 92 Date of Death: 11/27/2010 Place of Death: SRMC Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Barbara McMaines of Redding Age 52 Date of Death: 11/28/2010 Place of Death: Home Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Jane Gannon of Weed Age 71 Date of Death: 11/28/2010 Place of Death: Mercy Medical Center, Redding Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Esther McCallister of Redding Age 64 Date of Death: 11/26/2010 Place of Death: Home Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Harriett A. Steele of Weaverville Age 77 Date of Death: 11/24/2010 Place of Death: Canyonwood Nursing & Rehab Center, Redding Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Kunigunde B. Richards of Redding Age 73 Date of Death: 11/25/2010 Place of Death: Willow Springs, Redding Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Felecia J. Grist of Anderson Age 76 Date of Death: 11/25/2010 Place of Death: Mercy Medical Center, Redding Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Anderson
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Mr Timothy Gans of Redding Age 61 Date of Death: 11/22/2010 Place of Death: Home Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding
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Mrs Mary G. Rambo of Anderson Age 80 Date of Death: 11/28/2010 Place of Death: Oak River Rehab, Anderson Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Anderson
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Mr Jesse J. Garton of Anderson Age 83 Date of Death: 11/27/2010 Place of Death: Mercy Medical Center, Redding Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Anderson
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Mrs Barbara Jean Storm of Anderson Age 67 Date of Death: 11/28/2010 Place of Death: Residence Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Anderson
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Mr Jon Wesley Muncy of Redding Age 53 Date of Death: 11/28/2010 Place of Death: Mercy Medical Center, Redding Cause of Death: Auto/pedestrian (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Anderson
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Mr Jerry V. Williamson of Anderson Age 76 Date of Death: 11/25/2010 Place of Death: Residence Cause of Death: natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Anderson
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Mr Clayton Theodore Thompson of Anderson Age 92 Date of Death: 11/24/2010 Place of Death: Residence Cause of Death: natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Anderson
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A lame duck Congress today punted a decision on whether to allow a 23 percent cut in doctors’ Medicare payments to go through.
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Congressmen Tom McClintock and Dan Lungren, whom commentator Tony Quinn lambasted the other week in a column picked up by the R-S, respond to critics -- in particular a Sacramento Bee editorial -- over the issue of the immigration status...
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List of support groups in the North State.
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Sheila Ashmun has been appointed as the first woman undersheriff for the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
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Mike and his famous saloon no longer exist but their memories linger on. Mike was a character and once owned a famous saloon in the original downtown section of Castella (see photo) during the height of the Prohibition years. The...
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Surely you’re joking. No, we’re not, and don’t call us Shirley. (RIP Leslie Nielson.) In the single supplied marketing photo of today’s
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Since we already showed you the Top 10 Most Expensive homes around here, we thought we'd follow up with a CyberMonday special of our own and show you the top 10 least expensive homes. They range from about $29K to $65K in asking price, but you can off
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Last year, liberal pundit Keith Olbermann tagged Rep. Wally Herger as the "worst person in the world" for applauding a self-proclaimed "proud, right-wing terrorist." Now he lobs the same lance at ... the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The reason? It's...
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A multicar collision has been reported this morning on Lake Boulevard, according to dispatch reports.
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Three horses were reportedly in the street this morning on Balls Ferry Road south of Anderson.
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Sunny skies expected today, but the chances of rain increase as the week goes on, according to the National Weather Service. The high today should be around 52, with an overnight low of 33. Tuesday will be partly sunny with a high near 50. There should be a 40 percent chance of rain Tuesday night and a low of abo
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What: Convention Center to offer free Holiday Open House When: Wednesday (Dec. 1), 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Redding Convention Center Cost: Free Redding residents are invited to soak up the holiday spirit at the Redding Convention Center’s “Twelve Days of Christmas” Holiday
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What: Chuck McCabe Tribute & Benefit Concert When: Friday (Dec. 3), 6:30 p.m. Where: Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding Cost: $15 Seven award-winning singer-songwriters perform a concert celebrating the remarkable life and musical legacy of Chuck McCabe. Singer-songw
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What: Advantage Physical Therapy Presents a Christmas Artist Reception When: Friday (Dec. 3), 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Westwood Shopping Center, 6512 B Westside Road, Redding Come and enjoy food, fine art, handmade soaps, live music and much more. Handmade soaps by Bollandi, live jazz by The G
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Two new community radio stations are coming to the Shasta County airwaves. A station operated by Acorn Community Enterprises of Round Mountain is scheduled to start broadcasting during the first quarter of 20
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That trip to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving this year lost a lot of its charm, especially if you happened to be the unlucky person who accidentally set off an airport alarm or for some other often innocuous reason faced either a full body scan or, heaven forbid, the dreaded patdown.
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They look like mailboxes, but they’re not designed to speed any delivery.
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President Barack Obama returned from the recent NATO meetings in Europe with a significant success story for American security. NATO, including the U.S., and the alliance’s long-time opponent, Russia, reached agreement on a U.S.-designed anti-missile shield acceptable to Russia along with the New Strategic Arms Red
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Elderly people in a new study cut their risk of falling by more than half after they took classes in eurythmics, an exercise-and-music program designed for young children. The 12-month trial recruited 134 people, average ag
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The major fundraising season for the Salvation Army has launched, and much is riding on the generosity of people dropping money into the kettles overseen by bell ringers, officials with the organization say.
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Today in History: Nov. 29, 2010
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CASTELLA — A five-hour, 50-person effort that scoured snowy terrain in northern Shasta County for a missing Redding teen failed to yield anything new Sunday.
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What was your favorite childhood meal? Do you still love it? Does it taste as good as you remember it?Submitted By rainbowvixen17
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A fire burned inside a home this afternoon in Redding, causing $125,000 in damage.
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The Associated Press unpacks the Nov.2 election and looks ahead, as the state's demographics continue changing. Excerpt: ...the GOP's biggest problem rests with the surging number of Latinos, who typically vote Democratic, a tendency hardened by the debate over illegal...
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Things I ought to be doing: cleaning the bathroomputting up Christmas lights outsidedecorating the Christmas treewashing disheswashing clothescleaning the housemaking soup out of the turkey carcassThings I am doing:
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Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wette
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Not many people have seen it because it's located behind locked gates and hidden from view. I was lucky enough to see it years ago and my first reaction was shock because I knew who built it - Charles Crocker,...
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The first real winter storm and its life-renewing precipitation has now visited our region – most likely bringing some inconvenience, but also much blessing as the season turns on its cycle from the fullness of fall to the peacef
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Deputies and volunteers looking for clues in the disappearance of Redding teenager Jean Marie Berlinghoff ended their search about midafternoon today without finding anything new.
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Drivers this morning will want to be extra careful while dealing with a fog layer, expected to lift after 10 a.m.
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“A Cascade Christmas,” which this weekend launched its seventh season, has already become a well-established holiday tradition for Redding. The song-and-dance spectacular is just a cup of Arabian coffee shy of “The Nutcracker.”
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Not so long ago, the Redding area enjoyed what looked at the time like a virtuous circle of rising real-estate prices and, by local standards anyway, a strong job market. How much longer can its vicious reversal continue?
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As late fall turns to the chill of early winter, pleasure in a job well done turns to a sigh of relief. The salmon harvest is in. Traditionally, this meant thousands of hours of work done in record time. The sheer volume of dried salmon powder required to provide a population of thousands of people with enough protein to
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Chastity Harris and Troy White, both of Redding, were married Aug. 7, 2010, at a private residence in Lakehead. The Rev. Greg Dunlap officiated. The bride is the daughter of Burnadette and Ryan Prins, both of Redding, and of the late Robert L. Harris. She works as a registered nurse at Shasta Regional Medical Center. The g
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Moira Andaverde and Christopher Collins, both of Redding, were married Oct. 2, 2010, at the Golf Club Tierra Oaks in Redding. Pastor Richard James officiated. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Karen Akin, both of Shingletown, Lewis Antognazzi of Yreka, and the late Rodolfo Andaverde. The groom is the son of Sue Colli
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Krista Hamburg and Travis Haller, both of Fairbanks, Alaska, were married Oct. 2, 2010 at Mercy Oaks in Redding. Tom Bosenko officiated. The bride is the daughter of Eric and Nok Hamburg, both of Redding. She is a 2002 graduate of Central Valley High School in Shasta Lake. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology fro
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John and Lucile Cowle of Redding celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at an open house hosted by their family at their home on Nov. 7. They were married Nov. 7, 1940, in Los Angeles. They lived in Southern California until retiring and moving to the Redding area in 1974. John worked for Pacific Bell for 34 years. Lu
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Amber Spooner of Burney and Jeffrey Smith of McArthur are engaged to be married at TJ Farms Estates in Chico on May 28, 2011. The bride is the daughter of Kent and Teresea Spooner, both of Burney. She graduated cum laude from CSU Chico with a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders. She is a graduate stu
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Aunna Rose of Redding and Jonathan Narducci of Montgomery Creek were married Nov. 14, 2010, at the TBS Ranch in Palo Cedro. Bob Baker officiated. The bride is the daughter of Antonia Palacio of Santa Rosa and Sonny and Jill Rose of Redding. She is a graduate of Central Valley High in Shasta Lake. The groom is the son of
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Cheryl Smith and Ugurhan Baydar, both of Redding, were married Sept. 12, 2010, at the home of the bride's father in Redding. The Rev. Geri Whittemore officiated. The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Dawn Smith, both of Redding. She is a 1997 graduate of Shasta High School in Redding. She earned an associate degree in ho
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Amy Elizabeth Frey and Cliff Gray, both of Dallas, Texas, were married Nov. 6, 2010, at the Country Club at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Rev. Dr. Kelly Bender officiated. The bride is the daughter of James and Sandy Frey, both of Scottsdale, Ariz. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in journal
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his is the time of year for second helpings, fond memories and the offering of sincere thanks. At our house the last of the turkey along with the oyster dressing will have disappeared almost a week ago, along with those delicious string beans, yams, mashed potatoes and gravy plus too much pumpkin pie. As for our Thanksgivi
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I love the sugar cookie ritual at Christmas. We haul out all our cookie cutters, prepare the dough, whip up some icing, arrange all the colored sugars and candies for decorating, and have at it for hours. My kids and the kitchen are an absolute mess afterward, but it's a great time, and we look forward to it each year.
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>Dear Straight Talk: Lauren, I am curious if you had ever tackled the subject of home drug testing. A lot of parents can't imagine their teens are using drugs, but the sad fact is, many use right under their noses. Some teens use marijuana while others raid the medicine cabinets for a high (sometimes at Gramma and Gramp
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For lunch everyday, 9-year-old Sophie Effa of Redding either brings to school an Uncrustables peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich or a soy cheese sandwich with sourdough bread and mayonnaise. She also brings soy yogurt with crackers to complete the menu. But when there's a special occasion in the classroom, she brings s
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Who wants to see Sarah Palin run for president, Democrats or Republicans? Palin has kicked off a tour for her new book, “America by Heart,” amid speculation that she’s preparing a 2012 presidential run.
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Keep those dollars local. That sales tax money helps keep our community safe and beautiful.
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Q: I understand the baiting issue, but I would like clarification on deer and elk attractant scents, like Tink’s or “BuckBombs.” There are also scents for bears, hogs and predators and I want to be in full compliance for whatever I’m hunting for.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reminding everyone to be wary of online scams, especially around the holidays.
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Dear Babe: I have a 1994 Press Pass Series 5,000 Dale Earnhardt Sr. gold card. It says there were 5,003 made. According to the certificate of authenticity, cards for five drivers were going to be made. I have been unable to find out anything about this card.
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In a recent column I discussed issues related to stolen property. Once again the holiday season is a prime time for folks to come into what some folks might call a great deal.
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North state travelers might recognize a piece of home if they’re in Phoenix or Orange County for the holidays — large, green and sweet-smelling pieces of home.
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According to the Department of Fish and Game regulations, Nov. 15 marked the closing date for most of the waters of the north state area. The closures generally apply to mountain streams and trout waters such as Hat Creek. It seems tradition has usually been the general rule for closures in the north area and in the easter
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With winter still more than three weeks away, it looked — and felt — a little like Christmastime on Saturday in much of the north state.
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Join coach Kelly Wooden for two Saturdays of softball skill-building. Each session will include Skill Development of each skill set through drills. Proper technique will be stressed to enhance performance and improve overall game play. The first session will be Dec. 11 and will have an emphasis on hitting. The second sessi
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Wind, waves, rushing rivers, deep snow, vast woods and towering mountain peaks — these were but a few of the obstacles encountered on my adventures around the world in 2010. Indeed, with trips and expeditions to Nepal, Iceland, Patagonia and the Alps, the past 12 months can go on record as the most epic of my life so far
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A day after finding the car involved in the case of missing Redding teen Jean Marie Berlinghoff, Shasta County sheriff’s deputies were in Castella on Saturday afternoon handing out fliers and talking to residents hoping to find the teen and her uncle.
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Highway 273 at Third Street in Anderson was shut down for about an hour late Saturday afternoon due to a three-vehicle collision. The 4:50 p.m. wreck involved a Chevy Suburban, a Ford Focus and a Mazda Prestige (foreground). A woman in the car behind the Mazda wasn’t injured but was trapped in her car until emergency wor
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Domenic D’Acquisto couldn’t catch South Pasadena’s Samuel Pons.
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The Robert Morris football team fell to North Dakota State 43-17 in the first round of the FCS football playoffs in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday.
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Today in History: Nov. 28, 2010
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A union’s lawsuit against the city of Redding could hinge on recent election results.
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Road construction work on Montana Avenue in Shasta Lake is scheduled to begin Monday.
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Joe Worth, president of the Mount Shasta Trail Association, has spent the past eight years building a hiking and biking trail around Lake Siskiyou. Worth and his wife, Michael, live in a sprawling home just above the lake, from which vantage point Worth can keep a close eye on the trail’s progress.
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Highway 273 at Third Street in Anderson was shut down for about an hour late this afternoon due to a three-vehicle collision.
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Now that Thanksgiving is a wonderful memory, it’s time to think about Christmas — the tree, gifts, lights and everything.
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Products offered: Baby and kids’ clothing, strollers, highchairs, etc. We also carry made-to-order tutus.
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Dear Debt Adviser: We owe $5,417 on a credit card at 16.99 percent interest. The monthly payment is $107. I contacted the company to ask for a lower rate, because we are having some financial problems. It said we could get a 9.99 percent interest rate for one year, and then the rate would go back up to 16.99 percent. We ca
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Q: I read your column about the disappearing software and how everything is heading online, and I am not sure I agree that all software is going away. There are lots of times I don’t have access to a Wi-Fi connection.
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Do you remember sitting with your parents, or grandparents, flipping through albums filled with photos of you in diapers, at your first birthday party or learning to ride a bike?
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Retirement programs will generally fall into one of two categories: either a defined benefit program or a defined contribution program. Although a discussion of these programs may not be the most exciting topic, it is a topic that may determine when a person can retire and how comfortable a person may be during retirement.
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Here’s a live recording of Sundial Bridge by Craig Padilla. It was recorded on the patio of the cafe of the south end of the bridge. It’s about 20 minutes of symphonic electronic music. It starts off quietly, until
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I used to make spinach and sausage stuffing for Thanksgiving. Then my nephew become a vegan and it seemed easier to make a vegan dressing than make two kinds. This is what I came up with. I'm putting it here so that next year I can more easily remember just what I did.The day before, cut up two loaves of cheap F
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(from Ralph & Kacoo’s A Taste of Louisiana cook book)4 large sweet potatoes1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup butter1/2 tsp lemon juice1/4 cup rum1/4 cup raisins [I skipped these and we didn't miss them]1/2 tsp ginger2 eggs - beaten1 tsp vanilla extract1/3 cup
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Chains were required on many north state highways this morning.
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Law enforcement officials have their first significant piece of evidence in the case of missing Redding teenager Jean Marie Berlinghoff. The 1987 four-door Oldsmobile that Jean and her uncle Charles Berlinghoff were believed to be driving was found along Sims Road south of Dunsmuir on Friday afternoon. The 15-year-old Ente
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A day after finding the car involved in the case of missing Redding teen Jean Marie Berlinghoff, Shasta County sheriff’s deputies were in Castella this afternoon handing out fliers and talking to residents hoping to find the teen and her uncle.
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His online name is "DR". He won yesterday's contest and he has won before in the past. Being the nice guy that he is, he asked if I could pass on his winnings to the next winner simply because he...
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A cold front that is moving through the north state this morning is bringing snow and gusty winds to the mountains and rain to Redding. A winter storm warning also is in effect. Although there were no chain controls on Interstate 5 as of 8 a.m., chains or snow tires were required for vehicles on Highway 44 about 9 miles wes
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Just in time for the holidays - our new CD - Storms and Other Blessed Burdens -- is available in Redding at Wrap-N-Pack (2205 Hilltop Drive) and on CDBaby.com.The 10-song collection was inspired by the Shasta County landscape, and it pays tribute to the po
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One of the more interesting, yet maddening, parts of college athletics is the recruiting period of the prospective student-athlete.
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FRESNO — All season long, Domenic D’Acquisto has been several cuts above the rest of the field.
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Foothill and Shasta had seven selections apiece on the All-Eastern Athletic League North football squad released this week.
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Given the season, it seems a good time to give thanks to those who make our lives what they are. I’ll start with a teacher.
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It’s the nature of a financial crisis to force short-term decisions that beggar the future — whether it’s cashing in a retirement fund, IRS penalties and all, or floating an expensive payday loan.
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Olympic speed skater and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Apolo Ohno will sign his new book "Zero Regrets" at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Barnes & Noble in Redding.
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Today in history: Nov. 27, 2010
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Almost 15 years ago, Martha Worrell took her 10-year-old daughter, Kelly, to an American Indian powwow at Shasta College, where she noticed Kelly’s instant fascination with the rabbit furs, feet and skins.
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A husband-and-wife team that for two decades has built a successful mobile-phone business is reviving a plant nursery that was a Redding landmark for more than 50 years.
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For the month of November, the Redding Area Bus Authority, KRCR-TV, Rabobank and KCNR Radio are partnering to salute the veterans of Shasta County.
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Each year as the holiday season approaches, I recall one case that I worked while I was a CHP investigator in the early 1990s.
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Officers on Friday night arrested a suspect after a report that someone died after being intentionally run over with a vehicle in Douglas City.
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California Highway Patrol officers and Shasta County sheriff’s deputies converged on an area near Sims Road south of Dunsmuir on Friday afternoon after finding the Oldsmobile that may be involved in Redding teen Jean Marie Berlinghoff’s disappearance.
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A day after three homes were destroyed by separate fires in the Redding area, the families affected by the blazes were beginning to look for answers.
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Landowners with contracts under the Williamson Act may be able to pare down their contracts if Shasta County supervisors decide to implement a new state law.
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Here’s your chance to pick up one of those green Forest Service pickups.
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On a 300-acre farm just west of Orland, hundreds of rescued domesticated animals live out their days eating healthy foods and resting in shady pastures and in large barns.
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Laptop computers and flat-screen TVs were among the must-have purchases as north state shoppers flocked to area stores early Friday to gobble up post-Thanksgiving “Black Friday” door-busting deals.
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The California Highway Patrol, Trinity and Humboldt county sheriff’s offices tonight are investigating a possible murder in Douglas City, northeast of Hayfork.
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Are you among the 23 million Americans that suffer from acid reflux symptoms (like chronic heartburn) at least twice a week? If so, it is time to see your doctor. Before you make your appointment, check what you know about this condition.
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The Simpson University Marketing Department announced the winners of the four iPads that were given away following the Let’s Play Ball Pepsi Refresh Project.
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New Release: "A Christmas Tune" by EHM Eleventhourmessengers is now available for download. The perfect digital stocking stuffer! Feel warm and cozy as you set the holiday mood with this Contemporary Christian Christmas song. Ringtone at: http://m.myxer.com/11THHOUR
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2nd Annual Winter Lights Bus Tour - A Holiday Lights Display you won't want to miss.
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Come enjoy the beautiful holiday music of the Nutcracker Suite and Five Christmas Carols along with other Christmas classics.
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Simpson University for Seniors is accepting students for January classes now until the end of the year.
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Shasta County Women’s Ministry will host Women of Faith speaker, singer & author, Sheila Walsh on Friday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 5 at Redding Christian Fellowship.
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All Saints' Episcopal Church is hosting a holiday open house to help raise money for more community projects.
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Redding City Councilman Leonard Moty (left) and John Pappas (right) attend flagpole dedication at Happy Valley Community Foundation on November 11th.
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John Pappas, Board President of the Happy Valley Community Foundation and Vietnam Combat Veteran, raises the recently dedicated Flagpole at the Happy Valley Community Foundation this past Veterans Day.
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THE ARTICLE REFERED TO ABOVE. Ah, the airport, where modern folk heroes are made. The airport, where that inspired flight attendant did what everyone who’s ever been in the spam-in-a-can crush of a flying aluminum tube — where we collectively pretend that a clutch of peanuts is a meal and a seat cushion is a “flotati
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This campaign runs from Nov. 26 to Dec. 26 and it raises funds to provide assistance to thousands of LOCAL children and families, plus this is the major fundraiser of the year for your local Salvation Army and the many programs they offer, all to our local community. The need is greater than ever before this year. All it
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Local group continues efforts to provide long term housing for victims of domestic abuse.
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Gallery833, a new gallery at 833 Mistletoe Lane near Marie Callendar's restaurant, will be offering rushed shoppers a place to get some peace and coffee or hot chocolate over Thanksgiving weekend.
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Multicultural spiritual event benefits local food banks and encourages diversity of faith!
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Hunt family at the Turkey Trot
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Enterprise High School can Dance! Hip Hop Dance Crew pops and locks first place!
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California Highway Patrol officers and Shasta County sheriff’s deputies converged on an area near Sims Road south of Dunsmuir this afternoon after finding the Oldsmobile that may have been carrying missing Redding teen Jean Marie Berlinghoff.
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Holiday-theme events are on tap.
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Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig shares some of his favorite garden books.
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Larry Weber used a cottage he visited in Scotland as inspiration for the design of his Shingletown home. The unique farmhouse is filled with interesting antiques.
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Fire blight is a bacterial disease that's carried from one plant to another by bees.
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The mystery IOOF Hall was once located in Fall River Mills. "DR" correctly guessed it at 10:39 a.m. and becomes our winner! Congratulations DR! And thank you River City Java for providing our winners with those two great prizes each...
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Snowshoeing in Lassen Park. From the beginning of Andrea Sachs' feature: On a wintry evening outside Lassen Volcanic National Park in northeast California, I walked alone on a snow-packed trail lit by a round, plump moon. The stars overhead sparkled...
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According to real estate agent Skip Murphy. Click here. to have a gander....
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As part of the United Way of Northern California, Golden Umbrella addresses needs in the community, and they are focused on the needs of our Senior Community. They are doing a great job…and the following is an excerpt from their web page www.goldenumbrella.org Health, Nutrition, and Our Daily Meals The
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At this time in my life  I am fortunate in many ways. I am doing work that I dreamed up, making it real and actually selling some of it. That long time goal — to bring something from the fecund “nothing” — is being met, a little or a lot everyday. I am making it [...]
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This lovely photo is actually of the least expensive of the Top 10 Most Expensive homes for sale around here. These are not all in Redding, but not far away. One of them has a neat business in the form of a cable wakeboarding facility we featured a wh
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CERRITOS, Calif. (AP) — The Black Friday shopping orgy got a little nasty in Southern California.
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Laptop computers and flat-screen TVs were among the must-have purchases as north state shoppers flocked to area stores early this morning to gobble up post-Thanksgiving “Black Friday” door-busting deals. With temperatures hovering around 30 degrees, eager customers swung around the back of Best Buy on Hilltop Drive in R
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Travelin’ in Time is a weekly look at historic places or people in the north state.
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Retail results will be the big media story today, but my memory will be of the lovely sunrise that greeted Redding shoppers this morning. No discount required.
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Where was this IOOF Hall? Hint: It was destroyed by fire in 1936. Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! Today's contest requires the winner to name the town where it was located. If you're the first person to...
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In an effort to avoid the holiday traps of consumerism, excessive gorging, and the clouding of the true Christmas Message, I have a 4 week challenge for any who feel the desire to experience a Christma
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“Black Friday” and “Doorbuster” have different meanings in foreclosureland than they do in other retail. This one caught our eye for the 3 p
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Today's high should be about 52 degrees, and skies are expected to be mostly sunny until around 4 p.m., when there will be a 30 percent chance of rain.
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Family 23 is a single mother with six children, working but — no surprise here — barely making ends meet.
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It’s a lame-duck session. Time is running out. Unemployment is high, the economy is dangerously weak and, with five weeks to go, no one knows what tax they’ll be paying on everything from income to dividends to death when the current rates expire Jan. 1. And what is the president demanding that Congress pass
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Three Shasta County families lost their homes on Thanksgiving.
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Today in History: Nov. 26, 2010
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The Redding City Council will once again consider asking management to accept curtailed retirement benefits.
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Less than a week after someone stole a battalion chief’s bright red SUV — complete with the red-light bar on top and the Cottonwood Fire Protection District logo on the side — on Thursday morning the fire department reported another theft.
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The final ballot tally from the recent Redding City Council election produced a shuffle in the standings of the union-backed challengers — but no change in the overall result.
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Three children in Shingletown gave their parents and local law enforcement officials a scare on Thanksgiving afternoon when they went out to play and didn’t come back.
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PARADISE — The Foothill High School football team couldn’t add another section title.
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A record number of people woke up early and braved chilly weather on Thanksgiving morning to participate in Redding’s 25th annual Shasta Regional Medical Center Turkey Trot foot race.
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The prep football season is officially in the books and the section winners are relishing their victories over the Thanksgiving break.
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Firefighters this evening responded to a mobile home fire on Hidden Valley Drive in Jones Valley.
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A trio of children in Shingletown gave their parents and local law enforcement officials a scare on Thanksgiving afternoon when they went out to play and didn't come back.
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Less than a week after someone stole a battalion chief’s bright red SUV — complete with the red-light bar on top and the Cottonwood Fire Protection District logo on the side — this morning the fire department reported another theft.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Eureka man who allegedly sent a letter threatening to kill President Barack Obama.
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I listened to part of a cooking show on NPR this morning. The funniest two segments:They asked for funniest Thanksgiving disasters. A woman called in and told this story: They had a bulldog who was outside and got wet. The kids brought the dog in the house and she told them to put the dog in the kitchen because
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A record number of people woke up early and braved chilly weather on Thanksgiving morning to participate in Redding’s 25th annual Shasta Regional Medical Center Turkey Trot foot race.
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 After escaping from a Siberian labor camp in the wake of World War II, German soldier Clemens Forell (Bernhard Bettermann) makes his way toward his wife and children, traveling more than 8,000 miles over the co
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This has made its way around the internet, appearing first on Awkward Family Photos. It may or may not be true, but it is funny. This is allegedly a letter sent last year from Control Freak From Hell "Marney" to the victims guests at Thanksgiving, telling them what to br
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Black Friday is the high feast day of our thing-centered cult-ure By Carson Weber The English term "culture" is derived from the Latin cultus: worship or reverence.  It's a mode of
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At Nello's Place last evening owner Jim Dad said his all-important December bookings were up over last year. The worst may be over, he said (fingers crossed). Yours Truly was in Sonoma earlier this month and the restaurant's around the...
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(The print version, anyway.) I sent this pic in to illustrate Gironda's ginormous Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, newly added to the menu. That's kitchen manager Andrea Baker....
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Gratitude is the antidote. It is a specific against a variety of diseases, from something as vague as the discontents of civilization to something as specific as personal grief - but gratitude is the antidote. Thanksgiving is the holiday of gratitude, and I am always willing to celebrate it. We are told frequent
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The United Way of Northern California is a great organization serving 58 agencies throughout the North State. It is a privilege to be associated with this fine organization and I look forward to the challenges facing us as we address the needs of various communities. Check us out at www.norcalunitedway.org or g
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Invest In What Matters. Results Are Measured In Changed Lives. Today’s United Way focuses on addressing the underlying causes of community issues—why problems exist. United Way supports programs that are not just “stop gap” measures, but ultimately preventative ones that create real and lasting change b
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A DUI checkpoint on Placer Street in Redding netted no arrests Wednesday night.
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A Bella Vista family lost their home early Thanksgiving morning.
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Lassen Peak, as seen in yesterday evening's waning sunlight Today we offer our immense gratitude to our viewers and folks we’ve met through FDotD. Thank you so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from F
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What: Story Time at Barnes & Noble with the cast of Redding City Ballet’s Nutcracker When: Saturday (Nov. 27), 10 a.m. Where: Redding Barnes & Noble It’s story time with the cast of Redding City Ballet’s Nutcracker. Characters arrive at 10 a.m. Meet the mice, the Rat
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The Pink House barely resembles the house I shared with you in Pink House Chronicles Part 2, and it’s a night-and-day difference from the place you saw in
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James Santos’ “A Cascade Christmas” has become a holiday force of nature—so much so that the song-and-dance spectacular is back for its seventh season even though Santos has moved on to further his professional dance career.
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The cold weather is a-comin'. So go ahead: put on those sweaters, grab your date or a couple friends, head down to Market Street Steakhouse and cozy up to the bar.
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It may be the best pizza deal in town -- the new authentic Chicago-style deep-dish pizza at Gironda’s Restaurant and Bar. You may find yourself full after only one or two slices.
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Artist Troy Hawkins, affectionately known as "Mr. Troy" to legions of summer art camp students, is also an adult creativity coach, instructor and painter. His "Cerulean Gypsy" line of unique, found object jewelry is known in the blogosphere on etsy.com, the international website for all things
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1. A Cascade Christmas 3 and 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 4; 7 p.m. Dec. 2; 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 at the Cascade Theatre, 1731 Market St., Redding. Theme is global holiday celebrations. Admission $15-$17. Go to www.cascadetheatre.org. Call 243-8877 or 243-8886.
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Having a particular reason to be thankful is almost beside the point.
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My family, as it happens, took the bus to Grandma’s this Thanksgiving. But our choice of transportation had nothing to do with anxiety about leering security screeners or fear of pat-downs.
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Redding firefighters responded late this evening to a house fire that apparently spread to a second home.
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With the surge, [the Afhgan war] will cost the U.S. taxpayers nearly $100 billion per year, a sum roughly seven times larger than Afghanistan's annual gross national product (GNP) of $14 billion and greater than the total annual cost of...
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Lassen defended its Northern Section Division II football title with a 35-14 victory over host Wheatland, while Hayfork beat Butte Valley 46-6 to win the 8-man football crown for a second straight year.
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Foothill falls to host Paradise 29-7 in the Northern Section Division I football title game.
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Police and fire crews are responding to the Circle K on Shasta Dam Boulevard in Shasta Lake tonight on two separate calls.
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On any given Monday morning, people living along Dugby Hill Drive in Redding might hear the whir of sewing machines. They will also hear friendly laughter and chatter of friends who have sewn up 150 stockings and Christmas gift bags for Christmas.
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More than 1,000 people went to the Good News Rescue Mission in Redding on Wednesday for the 13th annual Thanksgiving Banquet, where rounds of guests were served a free meal every hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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He heard about it from a buddy who knew this boxer. "Jumping rope ... what's the big deal," Len Cucinotta thought on that fateful day back in 1975. "It seemed like a good way to get a little exercise."
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With Redding teenager Jean Marie Berlinghoff still missing two weeks after she disappeared, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office announced today that it has coordinated with the California Highway Patrol to place a message about the case on Changeable Message Signs (CMS) on highways in 13 Northern California counties. While
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Fat Boy's Rotisserie % Sandwiches has opened a second restaurant inside Need 2 Speed in downtown Redding.
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Hello again, I'm back and still hanging in there. I don't know whether anyone noticed but it suddenly got cold, wet and dark really early.
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Most anyone who's been there will tell you being a parent can be one tough job. With that and Shasta County's high child-maltreatment rates in mind, an assortment of agencies and professionals is working together to offer parenting information and support from a public health perspective.
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A Redding family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home -- and their day care business -- late Tuesday night.
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In 1910: Sheriff Montgomery drove out of Redding and headed for the Cove country in response to an urgent message from the Northern California Power Co.'s powerhouse crew near Shingletown who said a crazy man was at large there. No one seemed to know the wanderer's name.
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Could your health be getting whipped by your cream topping?
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Shasta Blood Center announced this week it is in need of O-blood. BloodSource is in need of O- and A- donors.
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Voices of Faith — Nov. 27, 2010 Is it appropriate to characterize all faith or belief systems as religions?
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North state temperatures were cold this morning, though not nearly as frigid as forecast.
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Obama as McArthur blowing bubbles. Huh? Can anyone explain the gag -- or the point -- in this cartoon to me?...
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Mobile message signs along Northern California highways will be alerting motorists on the busiest travel holiday of the year to be on the lookout for a car carrying a missing Redding teen.
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Need a Thanksgiving grace? I'm sure Judge Eaton wouldn't mind if you "borrowed" the grace he said at the Carr Ranch Thanksgiving dinner in 1996: Judge Eaton's Thanksgiving Grace 1996 God of all Creation, who rulest cloud and sun...
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Here’s a unique property in taxpayer hands as a
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Heard Mayor Patrick Jones on KCNR this morning say the city council, in closed session on Dec. 7, will discuss asking city management to start paying their portion of their CalPERS retirement. Jones also said the council will kick around...
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Interesting to read the little gems that surface in trade publications like AISHealth.com, which reports on what the Republicans' takeover of the House might mean for Medicare Advantage plans: In the House, the GOP players to watch will be Reps....
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Judy Maxwell, widow of Discovery Village developer Jim Maxwell, e-mails: Christmas is definitely moving to Dana!!! Downtown did not want it as I understand, and I jumped on the opportunity. It is such a spectacular display and we felt that...
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Hi! Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We have so much to be grateful for this year. Although we didn't expect to bring home a horse the day we went to observe the round ups, we...
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DATE: 11/23/10  TIME: 1500 CASE#10-77283   On 11/19/10 at about 9:45 PM there was a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision at Railroad and Grandview Avenue. The injured pedestrian has been identified as Chad Clarence Keiser- Todd, 18 of Anderson. Todd sustained severe injuries, is still
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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and I look forward to relaxing with family. A turkey sits in the fridge. I made stuffing number one yesterday after a long work day. Carrot cake is the plan-ahead offering for today. We will have pumpkin pie. I am thinking of making a dish of yams and sweet potatoes of [...]
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Happy Thanksgiving!
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are advance, pander and shuffle. Something short and, well, not so sweet.PenitenceHe shuffles on aging legs, the soles of his shoes making a shish-shish sound from the course sandpaper he’s glued there. T
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A freeze watch remains in effect for the north state today as a cold front continues to grip the area. The frigid weather set a record low overnight at Redding Municipal Airport with a temperature of 27, according to the National Weather Service. The old record was 28, which was set in 2007. The high today is expected t
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From Dottie Smith's account of the first nighttime historical walk at the Parkville Pioneer Cemetery. From the Anderson Valley Post: Sheriff Tom Bosenko stood waiting at the graves of his Bosenko ancestors who were sheep ranchers and also owners of...
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On Sunday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet will perform at Redding’s Old City Hall as part of the Dave Short’s Jazz at Old City Hall series. This group features some of the finest young jazz musicians from all over the country. Trumpeter Nick Frenay was with the group last year, and the
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A Cascade Christmas, a holiday dance revue performed by The Dance Project, opens this week. Below: the cast’s Sunday dress rehearsal at the Cascade Theatre in Redding. Michael Burke is a Redding-bas
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If you’re Danny McAlister, Food Services Manager for the Good News Rescue Mission, forget Thanksgiving morning coffee cake or a leisurely cup of French roast. By 2 a.m. today, Danny and a crew of 300 volunteers will have been out of their flannel pajamas and up to their elbows in stuffing and yams. They are expec
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Those wanting to catch the holiday spirit will get a hefty dose from the seventh annual “A Cascade Christmas,” as Santa Claus guides them around the world to see how other cultures celebrate winter holidays.
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Air decanted over Yukon tundra is invading Northern California.
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With record low temperatures expected last night and this morning, we'd like to know how cold it is where you are and what kinds of problems those sub-freezing temps might be causing.
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Discarded cigarette ash into a trash can is being blamed for a house fire late Tuesday night that caused about $210,000 in damage, investigators said this morning.
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West Valley gets swept by Notre Dame Belmont in the Northern California prep volleyball playoffs at home on Tuesday.
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Foothill travels to Paradise to take on Bobcats for the Division I section title on Wednesday.
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Last year at this time, the Paradise Bobcats and their coach Rick Prinz were looking to make a little history. A win over their opponent, the Enterprise Hornets, would have given Prinz his 100th career win and made him the winningest coach, percentage wise, in Northern Section history
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>The Shasta College women's basketball team notched its first win of the season with a 75-53 victory over Yuba in the Knights' home opener on Tuesday
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Q: A friend I haven't seen in awhile is coming for a visit and she is now a vegan. What should I have on hand for the visit? A: Vegans don't eat any type of animal products -- that means no meat, fish, dairy or eggs. Some vegans also exclude honey and foods that are processed with animal products, including refin
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Somewhere on the road to its estimated 500 million users, Facebook changed — indeed, cheapened — the meaning of the word “friend.”
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No country has better airport security than Israel — and no country needs it more, since Israel is the most hated target of Islamic extremist terrorists. Yet, somehow, Israeli airport security people don’t have to strip passengers naked electronically or have strangers feeling their private parts.
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Redding firefighters are responding this evening to a house fire that apparently spread to a second home.
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Those taking to the skies for the Thanksgiving weekend travels should take care — most of the seats out of Redding’s Municipal Airport have been gobbled up, and those arriving in Redding from LAX are already full.
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With record low temperatures expected tonight, we'd like to know how cold it is where you are and what kinds of problems those sub-freezing temps might be causing.
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Halloween is a distant memory, but the smell of pumpkin pervades the winter holidays as cooks bake pies, breads and other dishes featuring this autumn gourd. Record Searchlight readers have submitted a number of recipes featuring pumpkin. A sampling is below. You can find more on Redding.com.
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A 34-year-old man struck by a train Monday night in Redding died this morning at Mercy Medical Center, it was announced this afternoon by the Shasta County coroner's office.
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The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a freeze watch, which is in effect from late Tuesday night through Thursday morning (Nov. 23-25) for the Sacramento Valley, Delta and northern San Joaquin Val
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A 51-year-old Shasta Lake man whose 11-year-old daughter drowned in Clear Creek during a summer kayak accident may learn next week when he will stand trial on felony child endangerment charges.
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A couple weeks back, while showing a home in Redding, a buyer tossed out this question as he was eyeing the seller’s boat parked under a canopy in the backyard. He was surprised when I told him that was not a good idea. In fact, I give my clients this same advice even if they are asking about the fridge, washer an
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It’s cold. Way too cold for this thin-blooded California boy. I throw on a sweatshirt when the temperature drops below 70. Below freezing? Just get me to the tropics, will ya? But we’ll get through this cold snap and the rest of winter just fine if we use our brains and remain prepared for the worst.
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The Anderson man who suffered critical injuries in Redding Friday night when he was hit by a suspected drunken driver has been identified today.
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We are, of course. But we're actually 40th on this list. Who knew that the Vatican was the one and true "immigrant nation" (h/t jh)...
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Police, fire and medical personnel are responding to Hartnell Avenue and Parkview Avenue in Redding this afternoon for a possible hit-and-run accident.
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Here are a few ways to protect tender plants from freezing temperatures.
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Facebook, it's a sort of "high school reunion from a safe distance". Since I never graduated from high school, I missed out on much of the social perks of the "reunion" gala and all that goes with that camaraderie that one should experience through high school and into the college years and beyond. While most have memori
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Your friendly local Fire Department has a warning for Thanksgiving Day. "Deep frying a turkey is very dangerous." I've never given that increasingly popular method a try --- lots and lots of boiling oil involved....
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Asks CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in the wake of reports that the SEC is preparing a big insider-trading case. Excerpts: The response I often get is that it is "unfair" for one investor to have more information than another investor--that...
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Air decanted over Yukon tundra has put the Pacific Northwest into a deep freeze and is invading Northern California this morning.
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We like the main image provided of this FDotD in French Gulch. Kind of says it all. There are more images of the interior of this
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Catching my daily five minutes of Limbaugh on my way to work, the radioman's monologue was about the enhanced airport screening and how we need to do more profiling. How hard is this? he asked. Male Arab Muslim's committed the...
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List of support groups in the North State.
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The Boston Globe's "Big Picture" blog has a selection of photos from National Geographic's phot contest. Wow. I'll let the pictures speak their 1,000 words. Hat tip, Trout Underground....
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The snippet above is from a flyer for the Dec. 3 screening of "What in the world are they spraying?" at the Sequoia Middle School's McLaughlin Auditorium. The new documentary on "geo-engineering" starts at 6 p.m.(it's free). The part filmed...
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Despite tough scheduling -- up against Game 2 of the World Series -- a sour economy and a one-year hiatus in 2009, the revived Celebrity Soup Kitchen managed to raise $15,000 last month. That's "almost a record," says an announcement...
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... but can you make him eat? An initiative led by Michelle Obama aims to find out. From Grist, which confirms that, yes, the announcement was made yesterday: First Lady Michelle Obama is expected to announce on Monday a...
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Newtown was another of Shasta County's original 1849 gold mining settlements. It was located approximately one mile north of Buckeye. When it existed, it was tucked in with Churntown and Buckeye. Like so many other gold mining camps/settlements, when the...
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The driver of a vehicle that plowed into a power pole this morning on Bowman Road at Sebastian Court in Tehama County is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs.
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A woman was injured this morning when the vehicle she was driving was broadsided by full-sized pickup in Anderson. The accident was first reported around 8:20 a.m. at Stingy Lane and North Street, according to dispatch reports.
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Redding firm Nichols Melburg & Rossetto designed Temecula's new $66 million civic center, which is slated to open next month. The complex incorporates some early California features. "We took some of the best of Southern Californian architecture and reinterpreted it in a contemporary way," s
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The California Highway Patrol is stopping northbound traffic on Highway 97 in Siskiyou County at the Grass Lake Rest Area due to white out conditions on Dorris Hill, according to the California Department of Transportation. CalTrans is in area with snow removal operations.
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My own meme invention, a Fiction in 58 is an amuse-bouche of a story; a quick little bite.MetroFrustration spreads across his face, a crimson blossom. He speaks in clipped sentences, pleading for passage. The transit worker grits her teeth. She’s had enough and puts a hand up to his c
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The Redding Rancheria has added a golf course to its growing real estate portfolio. River Bend Golf Club off South Bonnyview Road in Redding has been sold to the tribe, Rancheria CEO Tracy Edwards said in an e-mail to the Record Searchlight late Monday.
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Bitter cold will grip the north state over the next few days. The National Weather Service has posted a freeze warning as a cold, dry mass originating from western Canada drops southward into Northern California today. Highs in Redding today will struggle to break the mid-40s. The overnight low is expected to dip into the l
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REDDING - Two of California’s traffic safety partners, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Caltrans, are teaming up to drive home an important message to all motorists traveling in the north state this winter: be prepared for upcoming storms.  Information on winter driving, chain controls and access to traffic
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My pink house isn’t finished enough yet for me to host a meal, so it’s th
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In October, my husband Richard and I celebrated our marriage with a honeymoon in Italy. It was our first trip to Europe. It was the adventure of a lifetime. We created our own itinerary, which included seeing four cities in 10 days: Naples, Rome, Florence and Venice. Richard and I learned the basics of the Italian
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In the midst of the fall election-season headlines, the single best California budget move of the last few years got almost no public attention.
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Ten years after the city of Redding crafted the Downtown Redding Specific Plan, it is launching an update that will reflect new priorities and new realities on the street.
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It’s the Al and Erskine Show — part comedy and part “Fright Night,” with a pinch of predicted fiscal Armageddon added for good measure. If this economic vaudeville team has its way, Americans will be tightening their belts for some time or face national financial ruin, not to mention the loss of w
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The trial of a Cottonwood-area sister and brother charged in the beating of a then 7-year-old boy last December was postponed Monday in Shasta County Superior Court until Jan. 19.
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In 1910: Prices were about the same this year as last for turkeys. The householder was paying 35 cents a pound, dressed, for the best grade.
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Redding Sunrise Rotary has delivered 275 dictionaries to third-graders in the Gateway Unified School District.
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Holiday travelers had some anxious moments Monday when a SkyWest plane flying from Redding to San Francisco returned to the airport for an emergency landing after an indicator light in the cockpit signaled smoke in the cargo hold.
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RED BLUFF —A well-known Red Bluff man and his son-in-law arrested on pot charges last year will have to wait two more weeks before entering a plea after their court hearing was continued Monday.
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Christmas cheer is on tap for hundreds of area families this year as the Adopt-A-Family project gears up for its 18th season.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of eight Western sites that will be used to study the vulnerability of the pika, a small, burrowing animal related to the rabbit.
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An Anderson man who suffered critical injuries in Redding Friday night when he was hit by a suspected drunken driver is improving and is expected to recover from his injuries, a Redding police spokesman said Monday.
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During the past year, about two of every 10 new vehicles sold at Chico Volkswagen have been to customers traveling north of Red Bluff.
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Put away the umbrella and pull out the parka. The northern Sacramento Valley could be in for a record chill tonight into early Wednesday as skies clear and cold, Canadian air settles over the region.
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North Valley Bancorp in Redding lost $7.6 million in the third quarter, compared with a net income of $684,000 for the same period a year ago.
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Three area girls recorded top finishes at the USATF Pacific Association Youth Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Folsom on Sunday.
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A bicyclist suffered major injuries this evening after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Riverland Drive south of Knighton Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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After a few weeks alone on a lake (except for one weekend when my husband joined me), I was happy to be going back to "civilization" hungry for the people and the life I love.
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The birth pangs of a new sport up here in Siskiyou County are on, and it's sometimes painful. Young women in helmets and kneepads are careening into walls and tumbling on the hard concrete floor of the Dunsmuir Community Building as they block, jam and pivot their way through the rigors of women's roller derby.
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See who was at what recent local event.
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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 — It was getting low and clear early last week until the front came in, bringing the water up and moving the fish that had been holding in the lower river upstream, and bringing in more
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Back in September we all heard the short version of what was happening to a Father and his toddler aged daughter at the hands of this corrupt "CPS" and family court system on the evening newsmaker show with Steve Gibson on KQMS.To recap, the mother of Ken Gilchrist's daughter accused .Gilchrist of molesting his own da
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Tehama County sheriff's deputies who stopped a Red Bluff man on a bicycle early Saturday for not having proper lighting say they found a dagger in his pants pocket.
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