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December 26th, 2010

An electrical fire broke out about 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the living room of a home on Anna Road in Anderson.
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We like Windsor Estates in Shasta Lake City. It’s a modern and graceful rolling subdivision located very centrally between Redding and SLC. Since location is so vital to real estate, this is worth your attention. There is also another
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OLD STATION - Rescue crews were sent this afternoon to a reported vehicle rollover here, but the driver was not injured.
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Three vehicles went out of control on rain-slickened Interstate 5 within an hour's time early Sunday afternoon in Anderson, but no one was seriously injured.
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We had a lovely quiet Christmas. On Christmas Eve we had a simple meal - I cooked mahi-mahi and we had steamed jasmine rice and Brussels sprouts with Parmesan cheese. Later on in the evening I started craving chocolate. There was none to be found until I located some extra-dark chocolate chips in the refrigerator wh
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Shasta County law enforcement officers have arrested 39 drivers on suspicion of drunken driving since a holiday DUI crackdown went into effect Dec. 17, a spokesman for the Avoid the Six Shasta County said Sunday ­morning.
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Jacob Daniel Berlinghoff, who was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of sex-related charges, has been released from the Shasta County jail after his $50,000 bail was posted, a jail spokesman said Sunday morning.
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It’s going to be another wet day in Redding today, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Showers are likely to fall in Redding today with today’s high temperature expected to be near 51 degrees. Tonight’s low should be around 37 degrees. Meanwhile, there’s a 20 percent chance of showers
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The recent talk of crafting a “home rule” charter for the city of Redding began with one of the least persuasive arguments from the general public’s perspective: City Councilor Patrick Jones’ suggestion that full-time councilors (with salaries to match) would have the time and means to unwind the
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The late, great New York Times columnist William Safire made a habit of writing a year-end column he called Office Pool. In it, Safire offered, multiple-choice style, a series of possible news events that could take place in the year ahead. At the column’s end, he let you know which ones he thought actually would o
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The federal government is assembling a database of every potential terrorist in the land, The Washington Post reported last week. The government’s growing collection of electronic dossiers “collects, stores and analyzes information about thousands of U.S. citizens and residents, many of whom have not been acc
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Dear President Obama: We — your base — are heartbroken. We thought you were going to restore our country’s dignity and respect. We thought you were going to be the president who tried to do the best possible for everyone, not just the rich. What happened? Did you lie to us? Did you change? Some of us e
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Mid-winter is, as ever, marked by short days and long nights, by chill air biting at exposed cheeks. A time perfect for the warmth of fire and companionship, providing darkness for deep and quiet thoughts as legends and other tales are told in a room full of attentive people, young and old. Like the people, the stories s
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A few days into Christmas break I woke up with a terrible head cold. My throat was raw, my head stuffy and my ears were plugged. Sounds seem to bounce around extra loudly in my head when my ears are plugged and I could hardly bear the normal noise level of our children, let alone children anticipating Christmas. It was not
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Dear Straight Talk: I’m in college and “Simon,” who is over 21, is throwing a New Year’s party. He bought two cases of Four Loko after it was banned and plans to make more using an Internet recipe. I think Four Lokos are stupid. A friend of mine got really sick from them and people have died. However, Simon thinks
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From our home to yours, here’s wishing you a happy Boxing Day. One of the calendars in our house clearly states that Dec. 26 is indeed Boxing Day, but it offers no explanation.
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Sometimes a fresh perspective helps me see a familiar place in a new way.
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Our children don’t come with a handbook, but many of us may have questions about how to be effective parents.
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From snowscapes to flocked trees, from gift-giving to calls for charity, the Christmas season sparkled in the north state this year with cheer, generosity and joy.
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It has been a couple of weeks since I answered reader mail and the mailbag is bulging at the virtual seams with letters that are pretty timely for the season. Let’s answer those first.
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I have gotten myself into a bad debt situation. To relieve some of my debt stress, I have become wrapped up in several payday loans. These loans have just made things way worse. I am overdrawn at my bank and I don’t know what to do. I have not been able to get a debt consolidation loan because my credit is so bad.
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Pat Sansom would be the first to tell you her mouth sometimes gets her into trouble.
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It’s homework time at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Center.
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It’s a cold and foggy Monday night. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center looks quiet as a tomb on the outside.
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Jen McCurdy and her husband, Bart, spent about a month planning their Christmas dinner.
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Two boys, ages 14 and 16, were arrested Saturday in connection with several burglary, vandalism and vehicle theft cases in the Burney and Johnson Park areas.
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Tensions have been high between North and South Korea the past few months, as South Korea conducts military exercises and North Korea threatens a ‘sacred war’ against its southern neighbor.
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Civil libertarians are expressing “serious reservations” about a proposal to regulate information tables at the Redding Library.
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A 30-year-old Redding man was arrested Friday on a series of criminal charges after he allegedly assaulted and threatened at least five people with a knife in Caldwell Park.
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Q: Hi. Can you help me with this? I have a 71 Chevrolet van I store on private property as a backup vehicle. After I transferred it to my name, DMV sent me a letter saying it would suspend the registration if I didn’t sign a 5090 form stating it was parked on private property. So I did. Now when I pay my new registration
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Campers of all skill levels in third through eighth grades will learn and develop their skills in shooting, passing, dribbling, ball handling, defense and team play. Coach Miles Hayes has over 10 years of high school, AAU and collegiate coaching experience that he will be bringing to the Alta Mesa Elementary School gym fro
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Dear Babe: I have a set of three Dale Earnhardt Sr. pocket knives in a commemorative tin box.
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Secret Witness of Shasta County has provided more than $6,400 of rewards so far this year for information leading directly to solving crimes in the county. Call Secret Witness at 243-2319 to report tips anonymously.
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Tucked away in a small strip mall on Bechelli Lane is a generic storefront that would fit any realty office or pawn shop, save for the sign above the door, where graffiti letters spell “Bohemian Art Loft.”
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In the 1970s I started my first career as a college teacher. In those days some of the more interesting discussions centered around a book “Future Shock,” written by Alvin Toffler.
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Business spotlight: Spencer Tang and John Dix of From The Hearth Cafe
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Today in History: Dec. 26, 2010
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T’was the day after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse ... iPod ... Xbox ... e-reader ....
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The loss of Jefferson State Forest Products is a blow the town of Hayfork won’t soon recover from — if it ever does.
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Rising luggage fees and headaches at baggage claims now prompt many travelers to avoid checking a bag before boarding a flight. Instead, experienced travelers plan strategies to maximize carry-on allowances, including stuffing their jacket pockets full and stretching airlines’ rules by bringing a backpack or a huge purse
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Climbing Mt. Shasta is never easy, but in the winter the challenges are especially daunting. Heavy winds, biting cold and the constant threat of avalanches mean that very few who make the attempt ever get to the summit — only about a dozen each year, compared to about 4,500 in the summer.
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Q: For the past 10 months, our neighborhood in Encinitas has been overrun by coyotes. Who can we work with to mitigate the situation before someone gets hurt?
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Writing in the Dec. 12 issue, I covered some history of the water-impoundments in the Klamath River Basin running from around 1850 to the 1920s. Perhaps many people don’t realize the importance of the Klamath River and the Sacramento River for the production of salmon for the West Coast. The effort is mainly regarding th
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Two boys, ages 14 and 16, were arrested today in connection with several burglary, vandalism and vehicle theft cases in the Burney and Johnson Park areas.
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While everyone sleeps in after presents, sugar cookies, tea  and hot chocolate I will post a few pix. In the early morning before the others were up I took a few photos of the quiet space in low light. I lit all the candles in the fireplace except the little golden Christmas tree candles. They [...]
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Law enforcement agencies participating in the "Avoid the Five" anti-DUI campaign in Tehama County report more arrests so far this holiday season than last.
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Thump, thump, thump,...... I hear a noise, and roll over. Honey Bandit is standing facing Patches in the middle of the stall. I look at the clock. You guessed it, it's about 3:00 a.m. I have been quite worried about...
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The drizzle that's starting off this morning should develop into full-blown rain by noon. The National Weather Service pegs rain chances across the northern Sacramento Valley today at 80 percent and 100 percent tonight. The rain should fall mainly between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. More showers are likely Sunday
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All of us at A News Cafe wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. To celebrate the holiday, we're taking the weekend off, but we'll be back Monday with more great stories. Thanks for reading! Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far reaches of Northern [...]
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"Always free, always beautiful." That's what Candace Miller and Judy Harvey said of the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens as they toured me around recently. Judy, married to a former Dunsmuir City Manager, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Candace the lead horticulturalist for the non-profit, 10-acre wooded gardens whi
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This isn’t related to Christmas, but I recently completed this project from the archives I’ve been editing, and so I’m putting it up. Sometime in the late 1990s, Craig Padilla produced a series of music event
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As a kid I was as crazy about the U.S. space program as one could be.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following editorial, among the most famous ever written, appeared in The New York Sun in 1897 and remains appropriate for this holiday season 113 years later.
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North state in brief.
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A 30-year-old Redding man was arrested Friday on a series of criminal charges, including attempted murder, after he allegedly assaulted and threatened at least five people with a knife in Caldwell Park.
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Loud sirens rang outside the New Day Church in Redding on Friday afternoon as young children dashed to see the excitement.
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Opening its doors last September, Shasta Family Justice Center wanted to make its first holiday season special for the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child and elder abuse as they help to re-establish their lives.
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Loyal Turtle Bay eagle cam watchers will have to wait for the locally famous birds to move in for a close-up to see them this nesting season.
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Redding officials hope to purge massage therapy and prescription-drug-reimbursement benefits from the city’s group health-insurance plan.
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Adopt-A-Family brought delight and presents — bags of them — for Redding families who otherwise would not be celebrating Christmas.
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The father of a 15-year-old girl who went missing for 31 days with her uncle was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of sex-related charges.
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Santa’s sleigh may have pulled by “rain” deer last night in some areas of the nation with more rain predicted for today in Redding.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open, night closed for the season. Temperature: 34 degrees. Skies: Cloudy. Wind: Light, gusty. Visibility: Good. Depth: 48 inches at base, 84 inches at top. New snow in the past 24 hours: None. Snow surface: Powder and packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 20 groomed. Lifts open: Three
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This outstanding home is in the Viola area. The listing says the seller is willing to entertain an offer for half share of the property, which is unusual, but intriguing. Under the right circumstances, it could make for a perfect fit.
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It's going to be a gray Christmas in Redding.
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Sorry, no contest today. Christmas is calling. Will return next Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. Merry Christmas everyone!...
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Here’s another opportunity to let your tenant pay part of your mortgage. Inflation will ratchet up rents, but your 30 year fixed loan at the current excellent rates of interest will stay the same. Over time, this modest habitat for hu
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A mash-up of some of my favorite Christmas songs.Vandals, "Oi! To The World"Los Straightjackets, "Here Comes Santa Claus"Ramones, "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)"Billy Squier, "Christmas"Bowie/Crosby "Little Drummer Bo
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MODERN TIMES from BC2010 on Vimeo.
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The father of a girl who was missing for 31 days has been arrested on sex-related charges. 33-year-old Jacob Berlinghoff was taken into custody Thursday night on a felony warrant for lewd and lascivious acts with a child, annoying a child and sexual battery. According to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, the arre
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Although I love the song and have it first on my Christmas playlist, I’m not dreaming of a white Christmas. No, I’m dreaming of some 70-degree sunshine. But I guess I’m not any more likely to get that than I am a carbon fiber bicycle frame. Ah well, I do see two of my all-time favorites on our Christmas Day menu: Gre
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The father of a 15-year-old girl who went missing for 31 days with her uncle was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of sex-related charges.
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While the Salvation Army helps those in serious need, some of its volunteers have made a game out of its Red Kettle campaign.
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As the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign wraps up today, the charity is nearing its goal of $100,000, but it’s running low on time, food and volunteers.
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A lot of high school seniors can expect to get a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings if they already haven’t been treated to an early dose of disappointment. These are the brightest of the bright kids seeking early admission to the college they have coveted through four long years of high school only to get a
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The darkest days of winter can be doubly gloomy in the Sacramento Valley, this year especially.
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Riding the lamest of ducks, President Obama just won the Triple Crown. He fulfilled (1) his most important economic priority, passage of Stimulus II, aka the tax cut deal (the perfect pre-re-election fiscal sugar high — the piper gets paid in 2013 and beyond); (2) his most important social policy objective, repeal
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Beginning at 6 p.m. today Twin View Towing in Redding will offer free towing services to anyone who has been drinking and shouldn’t drive home.
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After determining that she most likely fell in front of his pickup, Redding police are not charging the man who struck and killed a woman on Keswick Dam Road on Sunday night.
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With more than a week to go until the end of winter break, now is about the time parents are scrambling for that perfect kid-friendly activity.
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Black Bear Diner will open a new location in Grants Pass, Ore., next spring.
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Last-minute shoppers won’t have to hassle with any rain today.
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Here’s a list of what’s open and closed today and Saturday in observance of Christmas:
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With scores of last-minute shoppers to keep them busy Thursday, Redding retailers are earning their holidays this year.
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A federal board’s decision that a firefighting helicopter crashed in the north state woods two years ago because it was overloaded hasn’t stopped lawsuits against the companies that built it and its engines, as well as the company that maintained it.
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A 26-year-old man from Ukiah is fighting for his life after a broadside collision near Mount Shasta Ski Park Thursday. Andy Wen was driving with three teenaged passengers in a 2010 Toyota Camry. At about 12:40 Thursday afternoon, Wen was pulling out of the parking lot at Snowman Hill onto Highway 89, and apparently eithe
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A Tehama County man with an extensive criminal history that includes multiple domestic violence convictions is going to prison for his latest outburst. James Matthew Lister has at least 8 serious criminal convictions on the books in Tehama County courts dating back about 15 years. His crimes have included several drug re
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The largest private employer in Hayfork will be shutting down operations permanently on January 31st. Hayfork once was a thriving lumber town, but has been sliding into unemployment and poverty since the decline of the timber industry in the late 80s and 90s. It was already a sign of the times that Jefferson State Forest
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A landmark upscale Redding restaurant is closing its doors permanently, possibly as a result of that “upscale” reputation in this “downscale” economy. Rivers Restaurant will be hosting a New Years Eve celebration that will have a particular sense of finality because they’ll not be open in 20
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Bruce Sterling --- whose work I'm not at all familiar with -- has the most interesting thoughts I've read about the WikiLeaks fiasco: The Wikileaks Cablegate scandal is the most exciting and interesting hacker scandal ever. I rather commonly write...
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Everyone is invited to two free Christmas meals Saturday in Redding and Anderson.
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The Avoid the Six Shasta County DUI Campaign is reporting an increase in drunken driving arrests over last year while the Avoid the Five Tehama County campaign is even with last year’s numbers.
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Four people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck this afternoon on Highway 89 near McCloud.
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In Australia it's the morning of Christmas Eve and I'm sure that wherever you are, most of you are busy with preparations, so I'm going to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy Solstice, Bon Hiver, or whatever it is you celebrate.Enjoy this clever and funny video.
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Audubon's Christmas Bird Count is a north state tradition. Counts will be held Dec. 28 in Redding, Jan. 1 in Anderson and Jan. 4 in Fall River Mills.
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Shasta College/UC Master Gardeners answer a question about Thiram, which is used to keep seeds from rotting.
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Here's information on Christmas tree recycling, a class about houseplants, winter rose care and the top perennial of 2011.
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Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig shares his appreciation for those who have offered encouragement and shared their expertise on plants, chickens and writing.
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Q. What does “good will toward men” mean to you? How can we practice it? To me “good will toward men” means considering the needs of others to be as important as my own. It means to let the old “us against them” attitude dissolve and realize we are all brothers and sisters. During this holiday season it means re
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Thursday, December 23rd was the last day on the job for four retiring members of Redding’s Police force, who represent a combined 109 years of experience. Doug Carney was hired by the Department in 1990, and spent 8 years on a motorcycle with the Traffic Unit. In 2006, Carney was assigned to the Investigatio
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Homily – Deacon Pat KearnsThe Baptism of our Lord In the Gospel today Jesus presents himself to John to be baptized, and how does John react? John states to Jesus: “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are
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Traffic experts have completed an investigation into the death of a pedestrian in North Redding. Shortly before 6 o’clock on the evening of Sunday, December 19th, 40-year-old Tawnya Leanne Alvarez was walking along the edge of Keswick Dam Road about a quarter-mile east of Quartz Hill Road. She was wearing dark clo
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Red Bluff Police investigators have very little to go on as they attempt to identify suspects in an armed home invasion robbery committed in the middle of the day. 41-year-old Dennis Parker called police at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. He told them that four or five Hispanic men armed with handguns had entered hi
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A man has been sentenced after bailing out of his marijuana-loaded car. It was 4:30am on October 5th when Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies on patrol in the Paskenta area west of Corning got behind an eastbound Ford Explorer on Corning Road near McCarty Creek. Even before the deputies turned on their emergency light
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Drunk drivers will have little to do in jail in the week ahead other than list their regrets, such as getting behind the wheel and creating a mess that could have been totally prevented by calling Twin View Towing. For the twentieth year, Redding-area drivers who find themselves away from home and less than sober have a
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Four more arrests have been made as part of the Shasta County “Avoid the Six” Winter Holiday DUI Campaign. The arrests were made in the 24 hours ending at 6 o’clock Thursday morning. Anderson Police arrested two, and there was one arrest each by Redding Police and the CHP. The crackdown began Friday. Si
The words over at Three Word Wednesday are educate, object, silence. A Time To Reflect“He’s sitting out there without a goddamn hat on,” mother screams, sloshing the large tumbler of vodka – cleverly disguised as iced tea with a teaspoon of ic
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Redding police are not charging the man who struck and killed a pedestrian on Keswick Dam Road Sunday night.
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1. WinterFest, A Display of Lights Through Dec. 30 at the Market Street Promenade, 1670 Market St., Redding. Features 40 displays. Call 243-7773. Go to www.vivadowntownredding.org.
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Artist Sheila Preston-Ford grew up in Redding. When she and her husband were younger, they thought they wanted to be anywhere but here.  After a little wandering, they realized what a treasure this town is. Its friendly people and natural attractions are all inspirations for her mixed-media work.
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Ever had molcajete? If not, it may be worth a drive to Los Mariachis, the popular Mexican restaurant in downtown Red Bluff.
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Sometimes, the best treasures are those which take some looking to find. Such is the case with Uncorked Wine Bar.
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The Cascade Theatre is drawing a lot of attention these days, and it’s not just because the 75-year-old movie house has been meticulously transformed into an Art Deco jewel that helped bring Redding’s downtown back to life.
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Daughter Erin has been getting some mileage on Facebook posting our family Christmas card images from the ’80s, and labeling them awkwardly for a laugh. Actually, they are pretty amusing in retrospect. Growing up Murphy meant that you couldn’t just have a “normal” family photo. Oh no. It had to be
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Celebrating the spirit of Christmas! We have teamed up with S.J. Denham Chrysler Jeep of Redding for this year's exciting Christmas Giveaway. It's a "Thank You" gift for your support and loyalty over the past years; whether it was
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The California Highway Patrol is set to conduct a sobriety checkpoint today in Los Molinos along Highway 99E.
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It is still there on Main Street in French Gulch two houses north of the French Gulch Hotel, on the same side of Main Street. The house you see today is the remodeled version. The original house is in the...
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Robbers reportedly barged into a Red Bluff man’s home Wednesday afternoon and stole about 20 guns.
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What: Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs offers Computer Classes When: Jan. 5 Where: SSNP facility, 100 Mercy Oaks Drive, Redding Cost: $8 Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs (SSNP) is now accepting enrollment for their Winter Session of Computer Classes for adults 55 and older. There are currently openings for the Introduction
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What: Auditions for HAPPY DAYS - A NEW MUSICAL When: Jan. 4 and 5, at 6 p.m. Where:McLaughlin Theatre, 1805 Sequoia Street, Redding Auditions for HAPPY DAYS - A NEW MUSICAL will be held Tuesday, January 4th and Wednesday, January 5th at the McLaughlin Theatre located at 1805 Sequoia Street (Sequoia Middle School) in downtow
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Want to buy real estate and live mortgage free? This bank owned Tri-Plex may offer you the opportunity to do just that. It just fell out of escrow and is ready for a new offer. Check out this recent Facebook post from our friend and local
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Thursday, December 23rd was the last day on the job for four retiring members of Redding’s Police force, who represent a combined 109 years of experience.Doug Carney was hired by the Department in 1990, and spent 8 years on a motorcycle with the Traffic Unit. In 2006, Carney was assigned to the Investigations
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Hello fans of Ronald Reagan. Here's Ron's Budget Director. Worth a view: "A ten trillion dollar mistake," says David Stockman. The effect of the Bush tax cuts while the housing bubble fed rocket fuel to the already blazing economy. The now burnt economy effect can be seen as a costly mistake, but I'm not at
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Wanda White fought back tears -- the joyous kind -- while a handful of police officers stood outside her South Redding hotel room Wednesday morning. From the parking lot, faint red traces of cop car lights reflected off the bulbs of her Christmas tree. Her children, Haley, 8, and Jacob, 17, stood enthralled with the grand
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Patchy fog should blanket parts of the north state around Redding this morning and night. The fog should linger until 10 a.m. and then return after 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. In between, today should be partly sunny with a high near 53 degrees with calm winds. More fog is expected
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If you’ve somehow been in a Rip Van Winkle sleep and have awakened without knowing what season it is, you might catch on by seeing how niceness is suddenly directing traffic or how smiles surround us wherever we go.
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Economic doldrums. The threat of war on the Korean Peninsula. Political gridlock. Floods in Southern California. New episodes of “Jersey Shore” coming on the air in January. Let’s face it — there’s a lot of rotten news out there.
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It’s too bad for Haley Barbour that he’s not in my book group.
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The Trinity High boys basketball team knocked off Fort Bragg 69-50 to take third-place in the Fort Bragg Tournament on Wednesday.
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One of RPOA's classiest members finished his final shift last night. Officer Duane Morrison was escorted with lights and sirens into the station by his shift. The graveyard shift was coming on duty and greeted him by coming to attention and saluting as he came into the station. For those of us that have been pri
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Just wheeling by overhead. They probably won’t get the day off. Seasons Greetings from space. It’s ReallyRedding.
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Things weren’t so pleasant on Pleasant Street in Redding on Wednesday morning when a dispute between neighbors erupted as two women reportedly began dumping their cats’ litter boxes on each other’s property.
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Witnesses’ tips led police to a 26-year-old Redding man arrested Tuesday on suspicion of twice running down a man last week and driving away.
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On top of all the usual stresses associated with the holidays, animal lovers are faced with the special task of balancing their decorating, gift-giving and entertaining with the safety of their pets. Many pet owners don’t realize that some of their favorite holiday traditions can also spell disaster for animals.
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Longtime Hayfork wood products manufacturer Jefferson State Forest Products will close Jan. 31, according to employees and area school officials who got the news last week.
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The housing boom fueled sales at Kantor Diamond Co. in Redding.
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WEAVERVILLE — Trinity Hospital officials will ask voters to extend a 2006 parcel tax that saved the county’s lone hospital five years ago.
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People were paid more in Shasta County in 2009, but those gains were transcended by the Great Recession, which has fewer working.
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When he first heard those familiar jingles, Carson King lifted his head from the ornament he was making. The 3-year-old’s eyes widened, and his jaw gradually dropped. He excitedly glanced around the room, and his ears perked up — listening for that familiar Christmas greeting.
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North State Marketplace: Dec. 23, 2010
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New Year’s Eve will mark the end of one of Redding’s toniest restaurants, Rivers.
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Red Bluff police today are looking for four to five men in connection with a home-invasion robbery.
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A public appeal for information by Redding Police has paid off after a tip broke open the mystery of last week’s apparently intentional hit-and-run of a pedestrian in downtown Redding. Police say that it all stemmed from a bad drug deal, and that 23-year-old Sam Soksoda was not even the intended victim. On the afte
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The Shasta County District Attorney’s office has filed 97 charges against the man accused of keeping his 15-year-old niece away from her family for a month. 44-year-old Charles Berlinghoff’s arraignment was set for Wednesday the 22nd, but it’s been delayed for another week as he’s still trying to
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Four more arrests have been made as part of the Shasta County “Avoid the Six” Winter Holiday DUI Campaign. The arrests were made in the 24 hours ending at 6 o’clock Wednesday morning, following a satisfying Monday that ended with zero drunk driving arrests in Shasta County. One of Tuesday’s arrest
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I'm pretty sure this is not a hoax....
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As time winds down, I find that the Redding Marathon is only three weeks away, and I keep asking myself, "Am I ready?"
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While managing his diabetes for 25 years, Earl Schultz of Tulelake noticed his diabetic foot wounds worsening from the pressure of his varicose veins.
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I love the progress we're making as a community to be a healthier place to live and thrive. Here's my short wish list for 2011.
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Holiday tradition calls for celebrating with family members. Much has been written about the importance of the benefits of keeping family close in our lives. Did you know that friendships can be more important to your health?
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There's at least one unwanted visitor you must keep out of your kitchen this holiday season, and his name is BAC (bacteria). You often can't see or smell him in your food, but BAC and his millions of friends have the power to make you and your holiday guests very sick.
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New Year’s Eve will mark the end of one of Redding’s toniest restaurants, Rivers.
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After taking a nighttime tour of some of Redding's best Christmas light-displays earlier this week, my wife and I got to wondering just what a power bill for one of those amazing light displays on Barrel Court or Lucerne Court...
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But in their name and in the name of misfortune of every kind, false prophets have risen to advocate more and more government spending as the cure - more bureaucratic programs and higher staffing ratios of professional experts. They have...
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Witnesses’ tips led police to a 26-year-old Redding man arrested Tuesday on suspicion of twice running down a man last week and driving away.
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Northbound Interstate 5 south of Willows was blocked this afternoon because of an overturned vehicle.
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Come enjoy an evening of classical and jazz works performed by Simpson University’s own talented faculty members.
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Motorists heading west on Eureka Way encountered some delays early this afternoon after three cars collided.
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Part of Highway 89 near Burney was closed early this afternoon after a big-rig overturned near Lake Britton.
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From Barry Ritholtz: Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, lack of scientific knowledge, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for empirical data. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I...
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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 — Steelhead returns to the river are way up from last year already, and returning salmon broke the record return in 2009. At this time last year there were 12 steelhead caught in the fi
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Pleasant Street in Redding this morning wasn’t very pleasant when a dispute between neighbors erupted as two women reportedly began dumping their cats’ litter boxes on each other’s property.
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Saw this advertisement today in our local paper. It's a bold claim...sort of: Splashed in amongst the Marijuana Clinic ads is the claim "We are #1 in Shasta County...We sell the majority of foreclosed homes." Rea
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I was here Sunday and found it still locked up. The last few times I was there, it was the same. I loved going there - not to the post office - but to the general store on the south...
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Now here's an interesting write-up from PublicCEO.com, a news site for city managers, that might inform the recent debate about charter cities. Forget the issues of relative authority and whether a full-time council would have any benefit. "Home rule," it...
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I'm not sure I buy Victor Davis Hanson's analysis, precisely, but his observations of the underside of the San Joaquin Valley ought to disturb anyone. Many of the rural trailer-house compounds I saw appear to the naked eye no different...
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A Shasta County drunken-driving taskforce has netted four more DUI arrests this year than it did during the same time period in 2009.
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Up early and actually finding time to read the Advocate article/interview with James Franco. It’s very good. An excerpt: It was hard for us to imagine anyone being able to embody a young Allen, but James just threw himself into the role and knew what was going on emotionally and intellectually for Ginsberg in every [.
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Chains are required on several north state mountain highways this morning.
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Rain continues to fall this morning in Redding, but it should taper off a bit by this afternoon. The National Weather Service says to expect showers, mainly before 10 a.m. Otherwise, it the high temperature will remain near 52 degrees.
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I’ve always felt that being a celebrity would be a mixed bag. Sure, there’s fame, fortune, and on occasion, elevation to legend. But what kind of a life can a legend really lead with the constant throng of admirers and the stalking paparazzi? I changed my mind this weekend, after impersonating the most legendary of [...
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North state in brief: Dec. 22, 2010.
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Wearing a black-and-teal hard shell jacket with a black beanie cap resting right above his eyebrows, Wayne Lievsay of Redding walked up to the podium at a Tuesday memorial service for the homeless who lost their lives this year.
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The California Wrestler website has come out with its December, state rankings and six Northern Section wrestlers have made the grade.
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The Trinity High School boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, a 56-48 defeat to Arcata in the semifinals of the Fort Bragg Tournament on Tuesday.
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More than food was dished out Tuesday at the food court inside the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding.
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After a crocodile tore his team leader from his kayak earlier this month on an African river, a north state man learned from nearby villagers that he wasn’t the first to be taken away.
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A Los Angeles man accused of keeping his 15-year-old Redding niece from her family for 31 days faces close to 100 felonies in Shasta County Superior Court.
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The first day of winter looked the part around the north state.
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Home sales in Shasta County in November dropped for the second straight month while the median price rose from a seven-year low.
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Q: I hear a lot about eating a balanced meal. What is a balanced meal? A: A balanced life starts with a balanced diet. And the foundation of a balanced diet is a balanced meal...
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Random thoughts on the passing scene:
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When even the new Democratic governor-to-be campaigned repeatedly promising “no new taxes without voter approval,” can anyone really expect Republicans to eagerly sign up for tax increases? Of course not.
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Ginger Salido was extremely close to her little brother.
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Business pundit Paul Kedrosky says no, at least not on its own, but argues that if the company and other California based tech firms go public, it will make the path to insolvency "much more circuitous than most people think."...
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The Gas Point Road off ramp from southbound Interstate 5 in Cottonwood was blocked for about an hour Tuesday night after a two-vehicle collision that left at least one person with major injuries.
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More than food was dished out Tuesday at the food court inside the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding.
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The Shasta County Coroners Office has identified the pedestrian who was struck by a pickup truck and killed in north Redding Sunday evening. At about 20 minutes before 6 o’clock, 40-year-old Tawnya Alvarez of Redding was walking along the edge of Keswick Dam Road about a quarter-mile east of Quartz Hill Road. She w
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Two people have been arrested in connection to a kidnapping and carjacking committed in south Redding two weeks ago. On December 8th at 11:20am, 36-year-old Melissa Brown of Anderson was northbound on Canyon Road in her Pontiac Sunfire when she came upon a vehicle in the roadway and stopped. That’s when the suspect
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Following a busy weekend, the Shasta County “Avoid the Six” Winter Holiday DUI Campaign scored a zero. Nobody was arrested for drunk driving in Shasta County Monday. However, the Tehama County “Avoid the Five” Campaign made a DUI arrest Monday, bringing their 4 day total to 8 arrests. A sobriety c
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It's cold outside...
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Highway 299 West is a rockslide magnet this week, and a slide in Trinity County will be there for a while as some considerable excavation is required. Monday morning, rocks and dirt blocked about half the roadway approximately 2 miles east of Helena. A CalT
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Redding Police are appealing to the public, and Secret Witness is offering a reward, in hopes of getting a break in the investigation of last week’s intentional hit-and-run of a pedestrian in downtown Redding. Just before 4 o’clock on Wednesday the 15th, 23-year-old Sam Soksada was crossing Pine Street south
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A report out yesterday from the California Department of Public Health about smoking in the state includes the encouraging news that cigarette smoking is at its lowest level pretty much ever -- and includes the happy word that, locally, Shasta...
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Two people have been arrested in connection with a kidnapping and carjacking earlier this month in Redding.
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A Happy Camp man is being held in the Humboldt County jail after apparently shooting his wife this weekend while she was brawling with a group of teens, deputies say.
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A rock slide four miles west of the Shasta/Trinity County line has blocked the westbound lane of Highway 299.
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A Los Angeles man accused of keeping his Redding niece from her family for 31 days now faces nearly 100 felonies in Shasta County Superior Court.
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The next chapter of the saga of a Redding teenager who was missing for 31 days with her 44-year-old uncle continues in Shasta County Superior Court on Dec. 29. Charles Berlinghoff now faces 96 counts of felonies and misdemeanors, including incest, lewd acts with a minor, oral copulation, child stealing, contributing to the
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5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale If you're planning on selling your home in 2011, consider these five tips to get your home ready, doing so will increase its value and shorten your sales time. 1. Have a home inspection Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. For $250 t
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Earlier this month, If found myself stumbling among various demographic projections that drew dramatically different pictures of California's population. As a Rose Institute demographer told me, it's all more-or-less-educated guesswork until the Census is released. And it's been released ---...
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But the details can be tricky, reports The Bee: Two months after the Westfield Galleria in Roseville closed from a devastating fire, shoppers were again forced to evacuate Monday. This time, choral singers are to blame. The Sacramento Choral Society...
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What: Traditional Christmas Eve Service Including Candle lighting When: Friday (Dec. 24), 6:30 p.m. Where: Grace Community Church, 30637 Whitmore Road. Refreshments & Fellowship following service. If you have any questions please call: 472-1245. -from press release A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Redding, CA jo
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A rockslide along Highway 299 just west of Junction City in Trinity County will slow traffic for at least the next two weeks.
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That was the message of a "60 Minutes" piece that ran this Sunday, but it's also the message of Ventura City Manager Rick Cole, who keeps a blog: "Sixty Minutes" aired a blistering report last night that predicts that state...
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The California Health Collaborative is pleased to announce a collaboration with Chico Unified School District’s Safe and Drug Free Schools project to teach middle school youth leadership and advocacy skills – and to put those skills into practice. Chico Unified recently received a three-year Tobacco Use and Prevention E
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It still makes my heart ache when I think about what happened to this gorgeous little white church with the tall steeple that welcomed everyone into and out of French Gulch - it was torched by students in 1998 who...
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"The state is not run by elected officials; it's run by very powerful, very knowledgeable civil servants. ... Things don't change unless they want them to." So says Laura Chick, the state inspector general whom Gov.-elect Jerry Brown will not...
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He’s not busy anyway. Moping around the shop all day with that ragtag group of underemployed construction pals. Keep him and his buddies occupied with their very own housing project. This one seems to have emerged from foreclos
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I really wanted to take images of last night’s rare total eclipse of the moon from Redding, but it was too cloudy. So I went and found the total of e-clips that I had in my shop instead. All 5 of them.
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After a morning flurry of chain restrictions around the north state, the California Department of Transportation this afternoon is only calling for chains on Highway 89 near McCloud.
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More wet weather is hitting the north state, with scattered showers around Redding today and rain tonight.
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What: Final two Wednesday night Millhouse Music Sessions When: Shasta Blues Revue on Wednesday (Dec. 22); Carl Anberg on Dec. 29 Where: Old Millhouse Deli, 4478 Eureka Way, Redding The Shasta Blues Revue specializes in funky blues and soul music. The band will showcase a number of original tunes and will have the audience u
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What: Poetry Workshop with Anna Elkins Where: Shasta County Arts Council, Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding, CA When: Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Jan. 13 to Feb. 17, 2011 Cost: $145 for the 6-week course Like the blacksmith has a forge, the wordsmith has a workshop. In this setting, poetry is written, read, cri
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It takes a while, but social norms do change. Two generations ago, about 40% of adults smoked, and few people thought twice about downing “one for the road.” Today, only about 20% of adults in the U.S., and only 14% of California adults, are smokers. And the idea of downing one more shot or beer [...]
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Did you know that your Christmas tree has more DNA material than you do? That’s right, that beautifully decorated spruce that stands proudly in the family room of your house is much more advanced than you (genetically speaking). Coniferous (cone-bearing) trees have dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years. Ca
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Nearly three years ago, when Turtle Bay hired artist Patrick Dougherty to build a sort of tree fort out of willow branches in its gardens, it seemed like a latter-day twist on the “The Three Little Pigs.” Would the Big Bad Wolf huff and puff and blow down this house made of sticks?
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Emily Young’s column on Sunday contains some truth but also much error. Yes, nonprofits are being severely squeezed by lack of funding and some may have to close. But no, it is not because they are either duplicative, mismanaged or unnecessary. Most small nonprofits survive by using a host of volunteers and very un
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Walter Mondale was the last major politician who told Americans they would need to pay higher taxes if they wanted the government to keep doing everything it does for them. The 1984 Democratic presidential nominee was swamped in that year’s election. Mondale’s honeymoon after winning his party’s nominat
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Inside the Olde West Gun & Loan store in Redding the retro vibe dominates the building, from the saloon doors to the statuettes of cowboys and American Indian chiefs. Even the various game heads hanging on the wall give it that Western touch. The store is half pawnshop and half gun shop where customers can find a varie
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The Trinity boys basketball team beat South Fork 65-52 in the first-round of the Fort Bragg Tournament on Monday.
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In 1910: Redding was to be the first city in Northern California with an all-night telegraph office, with the exception of Sacramento. The Western Union Company planned to offer service 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays.
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Monday’s weather across the northern Sacramento Valley was all dark and no bite.
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A Democratic Northern California Assemblyman has drafted bills that would secure funding for rural law enforcement agencies by extending vehicle license fees that are set to expire this summer.
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A red nylon gym bag left beside an office building that sparked a bomb scare in downtown Redding on Monday was stuffed with clothes.
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The Shasta Lake City Council tonight will likely approve a pair of ordinances aligning the city’s election year with the general election and establishing medical marijuana growing regulations.
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A group of employees at the Starbucks in Redding’s two Safeway stores had been raising money to help the family of a young co-worker who inexplicably died earlier this month.
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Police in two north-state towns are asking for the public’s help in finding two different hit-and-run drivers.
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More than 250,000 unemployed workers in California who faced possible interruptions in their jobless benefits this week were spared with last week’s reauthorization of federal unemployment extension benefits for another 13 months.
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I've been giving serious thought to what we should have for Christmas dinner. I mean, Thanksgiving dinner is set in stone; there isn't much leeway with that. Christmas, at least around here, can be whatever you want.I used to be of the opinion that it should be a totally formal and elegant sort of meal, b
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The Shasta Lake City Council will likely approve a pair of ordinances Tuesday aligning the city’s election year with the general election and establishing medical marijuana growing regulations.
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Right now, if you are anything like me (and for your sake, I hope you aren't), you may be wondering what to give that special someone for Christmas.
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Who was at what recent events in Redding.
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The body of a former north state man who was one of six U.S. soldiers killed last week in Afghanistan arrived today at Moffett Field in the San Francisco Bay area, his Shasta County grandfather said.
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From the Santa Rosa paper: Santa Rosa is one of 24 cities to share $9.2 million in state anti-gang funding announced Friday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The city was awarded $315,000 to support ongoing gang prevention activities. The award is...
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A suspicious package led to the closure of a couple of streets in downtown Redding Monday. A red duffel bag was apparently left outside the “Nerds On Call” offices on Oregon Street. After determining that it did not belong to any employees, Redding Police were called. They, in turn, called out the Shasta Coun
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An investigation into the intentional hit-and-run of a pedestrian in downtown Redding last week is apparently going nowhere so far. Just before 4 o’clock last Wednesday afternoon, 23-year-old Sam Soksada was crossing Pine Street a little south of Lincoln Street when he was struck by an unknown driver who actually m
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Two rockslides on Highway 299 have been cleared: one was 4 miles west of the Trinity/Shasta county line, the other was 2.7 miles west of Del Loma, Caltrans reported at 7:10 p.m. today (Tuesday). An overhang from a third slide on Highway 299, 2 miles east of Helena, will require 1-way traffic control for at least the
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It will now go to Bakersfield, AP reports. Of course, it might still be the train from nowhere -- or "north of Fresno," to be precise, but at least the first stop won't be a prison town....
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Yreka police are asking for help in finding a woman who drove off after hitting two teens trying to cross the street Friday evening.
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A strategic default is defined as a homeowner who is capable of making their mortgage payment but elects to let the property go into foreclosure because the mortgage is underwater or the property is no longer wanted. Second homes and rental properties are examples of properties purchased by affluent property owners whi
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Redding police are seeking the public’s help in trying to find the driver of a pickup who may have twice intentionally run over a pedestrian last week in downtown Redding.
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The photos were taken on yesterday's 'Holiday Express Tour' to Shasta, Whiskeytown and French Gulch. The tour ended at E. Franck & Co. Saloon and from there we walked across the street to enjoy a really delicious homemade beef...
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A red nylon gym bag left beside an office building in downtown Redding that sparked a bomb scare this morning was stuffed with clothes.
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Both lanes of northbound Interstate 5 are open again near Mount Shasta after a burning big rig slowed traffic earlier today.
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A woman was struck by a vehicle and killed in north Redding Sunday night. At about 20 minutes before 6 o’clock, the victim was walking along the edge of Keswick Dam Road about a quarter-mile east of Quartz Hill Road. 37-year-old Darrell Hartman of the City of Shasta Lake was westbound in his 2007 Toyota Tundra pick
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Wells Fargo has agreed to provide loan modifications worth more than $2 billion to thousands of California homeowners with “pick-a-pay” loans, Attorney General Jerry Brown announced today.
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A Red Bluff gas station was robbed Saturday evening. Red Bluff Police were called to the Main Street Chevron on South Main at 6:18pm. The clerk told officers that the suspect entered the store and handed over a note informing that the place was being robbed. No weapon was mentioned and no weapon was seen. After receiving
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The Shasta County “Avoid the Six” Winter Holiday DUI Campaign is off to a rousing start. The crackdown began Friday. Between then and 6 o’clock Monday morning, twelve people have been arrested on Shasta County roads for driving under the influence. Another 10 were arrested during a warrant sweep conduct
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The Redding Police Department and the Redding Peace Officers Association will conduct the 20th Annual Operation Blue Santa on Wednesday. This year the program will provide Christmas for over thirty local families with more than eighty children. The program provides a complete Christmas package of food, gift certificates,
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Mike Ramirez. Out of the ballpark....
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On KCNR1460 this morning, Mayor Missy McArthur hinted that the city may snag another company for Stillwater. Discussions are on-going, she said, but she sounded optimistic. Wonder if it'll be another free land-for-jobs deal. Stay tuned....
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That's the gist of JPR chief Ron Kramer's explanation for the Ashland-based public radio network's decision to cancel its planned purchase KSYC-FM. Earlier this month, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors wrote a letter to the FCC protesting the sale....
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I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry, but California Watch has a report on how the city of Bell earned top marks from its accountants for "excellence in financial reporting." The auditing firm of Mayer Hoffman McCann has taken...
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It was built in 1853 by Daniel Bystle, Shasta's undertaker, cabinet maker and carpenter. It is one of the oldest houses remaining in Shasta County. It's located across Hwy. 299 from the Shasta Courthouse Museum, halfway up the hill on...
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The headline on this Science Daily story seemed cheery enough -- "More Than 100 New Species Described by California Academy of Sciences in 2010" --- then I got to the reason the Academy's biologists are so hard at work: Global...
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 2011 VA County Loan Limits for High-Cost Counties The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the 2011 loan limits for the Loan Guaranty Home Loan Program. The new limits begin January 1, 2011, and run through September 30, 2011. VA has no maximum loan amount; however, loan limits are establish
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Chains are required on single-axle vehicles with trailers between Dunsmuir and Weed on northbound Interstate 5, the California Department of Transportation announced this morning.
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After finishing a last-minute Big Pink Sprinkle Kawaii style Donut order Saturday I’ve had time to rest and relax. I’m starting to feel like myself once again. For a while there I felt as if I was being sucked into a vortex of stitchery. I could see nothing else. I reset my game, got organized, [...]
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No. 905, Docket 96-7393. - ALBANY SAVINGS BANK FSB v. HALPIN - US 2nd CircuitGo to this link and read How Jack Halpin juked a bank out of thousands of dollars in New York.
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Rain showers are expected today in Redding, and there's a chance of a thunderstorm. There's a 90 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. After a pair of dry days last week Redding's weather returned to chilly and damp over the weekend. Saturday 0.81 of an inch of rain feel at the Reddin
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Homily – Tuesday, December 21, 2010 There are two very different but profound messages given to us today in the gospel and through the examples of two remarkable women; Mary and El
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These Honig Brat Mandeln nuts are delicious, very difficult to resist and, best of all, easy to make. They are often found in German Christmas Markets.  Honig Brat Mandeln 2 cups almonds ¼ cup sugar 1//2 tsp salt 2 tbsp water 2 tbsp honey 2 tsp oil Place the almonds on a cookie sheet in a [...]
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On a cold December morning, the interior of the Shasta College Museum and Research Center looks not much like a museum -- or a research center. A few cobwebs linger in the corners of the cold, locked interior. Rows of stocked file cabinets line the walkway. Aisles of shelves hosting antiquated saddles, record players and
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Despite a continually bleak economic forecast, more Shasta County property owners managed to turn in the first installment of their property taxes on time this year than in 2009.
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With Shasta County appraisers still processing and analyzing real estate transactions from this year, Assessor-Recorder Leslie Morgan hasn’t determined how far she will go back to reassess values for the 2010-11 property tax roll.
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Aromatic willow shreds flew in the air on a breezy afternoon Sunday as volunteers gathered to bid farewell to a community fixture.
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A Red Bluff gas station was robbed Saturday night, and police are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect.
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In 1910: According to the demand of the Shasta County farmers’ protective association to close Balaklala’s copper smelter, workers were relieved to hear that the smelter was to resume operations on Dec. 28. All the employees had been requested to remain where they can quickly return to work. In 1960: The Ralph L. Smith
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In September President Barack Obama traveled to Cleveland, where he declared that Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy must be ended. Republicans, he said, wanted to “cut more taxes for millionaires and cut more rules for corporations,” a process that promoted our current economic mess.
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In pushing to suspend California’s “cap and trade” system to curb carbon dioxide emissions via November’s failed Proposition 23, opponents of the anti-global warming law argued that the state’s wobbly economy cannot afford the added burden of higher energy costs that the law will inevitably
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The Shasta High School boys basketball team won the Logger Classic by beating Arcata 60-47 in the championship game in Eureka on Saturday.
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This morning's satellite picture shows the low pressure area in the Gulf of Alaska with cold air dropping down the back side of it and then meeting up with warm, moist, subtropical air. Storms continue to form in this area and then move along the jetstream and into California. A few days ago it was thought that these stor
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The Shasta County Coroner’s Office this morning identified a woman killed Sunday night on Keswick Dam Road.
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For days and days we've been warned of a major rainstorm coming in, fronts stretching all the way west across the Pacific Ocean that was going to drop monsoon-like amounts of rain and snow. Batten the hatches. Prepare for the worst. Get the sandbags ready.It hasn't happened. It rained some here and there, but it
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A rock slide on Highway 299 in Trinity County will be causing problems for motorists for at least a couple of days.
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A rock slide on Highway 299 in Trinity County will be causing problems for motorists for at least a couple of days.
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With 5 shopping days left until Christmas, a lot of good parents are forbidden from giving their children any gifts at all.Indeed with the likes of Richard Bay, Reid Mckellar, Michael Cogan, the entire unqualified staff of "Family Court Services" and Judge Halpin, running rough shod over good parents in favor of
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This one sold new in 2006 for $269K. These units make excellent rentals. Modern and energy efficient, they all have interior fire sprinklers, which cuts down on costs. These are cluster homes. They share a common driveway, but are independe
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A grant-funded holiday DUI crackdown that started Friday night has netted 14 arrests so far this year in Tehama and Shasta counties.
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A Red Bluff gas station was robbed Saturday night, and police are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect.
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It's going to be a soggy week, though so far the storm hasn't been overly problematic for the north state. The National Weather Service says to expect rain and even the possibility of a thunderstorm in Redding today with high near 51 degrees. Breezes will be minimal.
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Depressing Nutrition Lesson: Everything on this plate except the turkey and the one green bean will digest as sugar--that's the breakdown product of cake, chocolate milk, the bun, potatoes and corn. Wish it weren't so. The body slowly wears...
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It was another of Shasta County's original gold mining settlements. It was the predecessor of French Gulch and was located about 1 ½ miles west of today's French Gulch. It ceased to exist when the goldminers began digging in the...
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A sleepy Honey Bandit Hi ya'll, We are finally back in the world of today. It is amazing how important our computers are, when we are trying to stay in touch. Honey Bandit says hi, and wow, what a storm....
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See what all the kids on the playground are talking about. Read Paul Shigley's column, "Time to Take Back South City Park." Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far reaches of Northern Californey.
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What: Christmas Promise to Keep - local harp society sponsors special benefit concert When: Wednesday (Dec. 22), 7:30 p.m. Where: Cascade Theatre The Redding Chapter of the American Harp Society (AHS) will be sponsoring a concert, “A Christmas Promise to Keep,” featuring the Ars Angelorum Harp Ensemble with over twenty
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Lisa Peterson and Santosh Joseph of Redding were married June 27, 2010, at Seaventure Resort at Pismo Beach. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Seaventure Resort. Superior Court Judge Patrick Perry officiated. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Suellen Barwick of Redding. She is a 1982 graduate of Shasta Hi
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A Dec. 19, 2010, wedding is planned for Jessica Philpott and Tim Denning, both of Redding, at the Palo Cedro Adventist Church in Palo Cedro. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jack and Luana Philpott of Upper Lake. She is a first- and second-grade teacher at the Redding Adventist Academy. Her fiance is the son of Paul an
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It's almost a universal trait of children to prefer one parent over the other. It's what kids do. It doesn't necessarily mean they love one more than the other, at least that's what I tell myself. It's just when given a choice, kids usually have their favorite.
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A May 7, 2011, wedding is planned for Madelyn Simmons and Christopher Woodman, both of Weaverville, at Butler Ranch in Weaverville. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bob and Joanne Simmons of Weaverville. She is a 2003 graduate of Trinity High School, and a 2010 graduate of Simpson University, earning a bachelor's degree
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Nothing says American vacation to me more than a road trip. My favorite childhood trips include Canada, Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, Washington, D.C., and biannual trips to Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan to see family.
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Like any kid, I love Christmas but getting there can be a challenge. Frankly, it seemed so much easier when I was growing up. In those days waiting was the hard part. Nowadays it's all about getting ready with never enough time allotted to just sitting and waiting.
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This time of year, lights aren’t just a convenience in the dark. They’re an emotional comfort. They’re a cultural badge. They’re a political statement.
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It’s that time of year when many of us turn to giving and thinking about others. For nonprofit organizations, that’s their year-round job. But given the state of the economy, I wonder how many nonprofits in our community will be able to keep going.
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Well before authorities collared Charles Berlinghoff in San Francisco and returned his 15-year-old niece to her Redding family, the editors and I began talking about how we would handle the publication of her name when this happened.
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Finally, I feel vindicated. An article in the Record Searchlight cited an Associated Press-Stanford University Poll that indicates heavy blame goes to parents for their children’s failures in school. Yes, parents! For years, especially in the news, we hear cries of poor teaching, lack of accountability, too much ad
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Tape? Check. Wrapping Paper? Check. Batteries batteries?! It’s 5 a.m. Christmas morning. The kids are shaking all the presents under the tree, pleading: “Come on Mom, just one PLLLEEEAAASSSEEE?” A satisfied smile crosses your face as you anticipate their cute little faces when they see the perfect gift you picked o
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If you watch television or read magazines, you have probably seen Rosetta Stone ads promising to teach you the language of your choice via immersion.
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Dear Debt Adviser: I am planning to go into debt consolidation or debt management because I have almost $30,000 in debt. But how do I find a reliable company to handle my situation? I hear from people at work that some of these companies are phony. Can you suggest or recommend one? — Prima
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Dear Babe: My 15-year-old neighbor was given some football cards. We’re hoping you can help determine what he has. The cards include Scott Perry (1980 Topps No. 54), Steve Grogan (1987 Topps No. 176), Rod Smith (199 Victory No. 82) and Shannon Sharpe (1999 Pacific Paramount No. 81.
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More than any season, winter demands excellent gear. Keeping comfortable while staying active in the cold months is a challenge, as is staying upright on a bike or in running shoes on icy winter trails.
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This winter’s Camp X sports camp will be wall-to-wall busy as can be. Along with our traditional basketball, dodgeball, indoor soccer, and other team and individual games and contests, we have added some new toys into the mix. Prizes will be awarded for contests.
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RED BLUFF — For 13 minutes, the Wolves looked primed to deliver an upset.
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Wintertime is here to stay for a while and now that you have done all of your winterizing, it is time to think of the pure fun frosty weather that blows in.
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Sometimes pleasing that special angler in your life does not come easy when you might think he has everything and then some in the tackle box. If you were to narrow things down to where he likes to go fishing, you could help in selecting a gift that can be used over and over again. Or, at least until lost or dropped in the
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Q: I run a six-pack charter boat business and we often hoop net for crab and lobster. My deckhands and I make money by cleaning our passengers’ catch. This includes both rock crab and lobster. We always wait until we make landfall before we tail the bugs.
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Pour, swirl, inhale. Now sip.
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MT. SHASTA — More than 150 children took advantage of the snowy slopes of Mt. Shasta by going dogsledding Saturday.
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Only a few weeks before it’s up and running, the owners of a lumber mill in Weaverville that burned to the ground in September 2009 are hosting an open house on Monday so community members can see the restored building.
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A winner of 91 awards, Lucero Olive Oil has made a name for itself far beyond Tehama County.
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With her two pigtails peeking from her pink raincoat hood, almost 2-year-old Michelle Sarmiento of Anderson ran around her new red tricycle Saturday.
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Eight drivers in Shasta and Tehama counties were arrested going into the weekend on suspicion of drunken driving.
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Those hoping to send out their holiday mail should hurry: The last day to send mail from the post office in time for delivery before Christmas is Wednesday. First-class letters and cards must be in the mailbox by Monday.
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Alta Jamison-Koon’s home is bursting with activity.
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Today in History: Dec. 19, 2010
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Q: I have a relative who just renewed her driver’s license with no trouble at all. She is elderly with diabetes and beginning stages of dementia. Does the DMV ever look into medical records for questionable drivers?
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The Central Valley Falcons won the championship Saturday in a thrilling finish at the Anderson Holiday Invitational boys basketball tournament.
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The Hornets are showing that they can win in many different ways.
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Saturday’s storm lived up to its hype if you happen to live in Millville, Palo Cedro or near Redding Municipal Airport.
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A couple of shots from a few minutes ago in Redding. An excellent rainy day. Makes you want to head up to the Ski Park.
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I have a few of these I could've brought. They're my type. PHILADELPHIA, (AP) -- Fans of a bygone age have been taking time in Philadelphia to celebrate the nondigital, admittedly noisy era of the manual typewriter. About a...
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Since seeing the recent reports about the Redding police's attempt to keep a lid on crime at South City Park, I've made a point a few times of visiting the park, which is just a few blocks from my house....
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A persistent band of moderate to heavy rain has reportedly caused localized flooding in Millville this afternoon.
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Emergency crews are rushing to a reported rollover on northbound Interstate 5 at South Bonnyview Road.
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We showed you a log home yesterday that we thought was the most lovely we'd seen. Today's new listing in Lakehead looks pretty close, even if the image above has been nearly photoshopped into complete vivid unreality. T
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A motorcyclist had minor injuries after taking a spill late this morning in front of Cousin Gary's on Westside Road in south Redding.
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We always enjoy seeing images of homes for sale where the photographer can’t be bo
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Assemblyman Jim Nielsen is far from the only critic lining up against the California High-Speed Rail Authority's plans, and the vice chairman of the authority's board takes to the pages of the Bee today to defend the decision to start...
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Law enforcement officers participating in the "Avoid the Six" anti-DUI campaign made seven arrests in Shasta County Friday and early today as they launched a holiday crackdown.
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While Friday night's rainfall did not leave impressive totals in the northern Sacramento Valley, the Cascades were hit hard. And forecasters expect the wet weather to continue off and on through the foreseeable future. The National Weather Service has pegged rain chances across the valley today, tonight and Sunda
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December 15, 2010  7:00 pm CASE# 10-82795 On Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm Redding Police Officers responded to a reported hit and run traffic collision in the 2100 block of Pine Street.  Witnesses reported that the victim was walking west across Pine Street when a grey, extended cab Ford F-150 pickup passed hi
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It was built in 1927, the same year the Dog Creek Bridge was built. Its total length is 498.7 ft. and it is 24 ft. wide. In approximately 1940, its deck was modified for the construction of Shasta Dam....
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Winter is upon us judging by the mood of the sky, the date on the calendar and the look of the landscape. While many garden tasks slow down for these winter months, others pick up, including the hard job of removing invasive broom plants from our natural areas. BEEP - the Broom Education and Eradication [...]
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RED BLUFF — Paradise and Enterprise have a bit of a rivalry growing — in girls basketball.
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RED BLUFF — Come-from-behind victories are always nice to have, especially on your home floor.
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The Shasta High School boys basketball team beat host Eureka 63-33 to advance to the final of the Logger Classic in Eureka on Friday.
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ANDERSON — The Cubs are committed to a more patient and structured offense this season and they are already seeing the results.
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The other day, a colleague asked me if I wanted to participate in a college football bowl pick ’em contest.
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Q: Why is the hands-free cell phone law not enforced? I (and I am sure many others) have seen many near-accidents because of someone talking on the phone.
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In 1910: The latest dredge miners in Shasta County were the Andres brothers, who were working 12 miles west of Redding. They are erecting a dipper dredge on their 240 acres and have great promise of reaping a rich reward. In 1960: The McCloud River Railroad was defying the odds and growing with prosperity. The 98-mile-long
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Dear Readers: I hope you get as filled by this annual holiday column as I do. To hear the hopes of young people for a better world is as telling as it is moving. I have spoken often about the high level of emotional intelligence this generation possesses. As if to prove my point, notice that almost every panelist talks abo
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A Feb. 12, 2011, wedding is planned for Megan McLearn and Daniel Metz, both of Redding, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dan and Colleen McLearn of Happy Valley. She is a 2004 graduate of West Valley High, and earned a bachelor's in psychology from Northwest Christian Universit
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Redding has a new mayor. I e-mailed her to get her take on the state of the city. Missy McArthur’s response:
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After two years marked by bitter partisan anger, it might be a relief to see the 111th Congress end its work with at least a few hours of friendly mutual back-slapping as Republicans and Democrats managed to find belated agreement on the tax package that President Barack Obama signed Friday.
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During these extremely difficult budget times, rooting out waste in the spending of your tax dollars must be a top priority. There’s no better way to get started than to end the boondoggle that is known as California’s yet-to-be constructed high-speed rail system. This system would connect San Francisco and S
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Hey, at least California isn't the only place where massive overbuilding in oddball locations is coming back to bite. The New York Times files a report from Spain. YEBES, Spain -- It is a measure of Spain's giddy construction excesses...
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A Cottonwood man who died when his SUV crashed into a school bus in October had methamphetamine and another stimulant in his system.
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Redding’s retail economy sputtered this summer after showing signs of recovery in winter and spring, recently released sales tax figures suggest.
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A big holiday feast is being planned for those in the military and their families, as well as others who serve selflessly. And it’s free.
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Manzanita Elementary School students gathered in the cafeteria Friday to sing all the old Christmas songs — “Jingle Bells,” “Up on the Rooftop,” “Hello Santa,” “Deck the Halls,” etc.
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More than a dozen medical marijuana collectives in Shasta County will host Northern California’s first-ever Medicine Ball on New Year’s Eve at Gover Ranch in Anderson.
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A Mendocino County man awaiting trial there for murder has been arrested for the 2005 kidnapping and murder of a Fort Jones woman, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday.
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A bond rating agency has given Redding Electric Utility a vote of confidence.
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Spurred by the seasonal loss of 1,000 farm jobs and continued declines in construction, Shasta County’s unemployment rate jumped more than a point, the state reported Friday.
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Facing charges that he kept his Redding niece away from her parents for 31 days, Charles David Berlinghoff told a Shasta County judge Friday that he planned to turn to his family for help in paying for an attorney.
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The California Highway Patrol tonight is holding traffic on southbound Highway 97 about 2 miles north of Dorris, near the California-Oregon border.
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The busiest shopping day of the year? It’s not the Friday after Thanksgiving. No, it’s the last Saturday before Christmas. Busiest day of the year at the post office? Yep, that same Saturday. Most people seem to be pretty happy while they are buying gifts, even though the stores can be crowded and the lines [...]
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Siskiyou County homicide investigators have identified a suspect in a murder that was committed 5 years ago. In July of 2005, the family of Patricia Joseph reported her missing from her home in Fort Jones. Her body was found floating in the Klamath River two days later. An autopsy showed the cause of death to be homicide
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Charles Berlinghoff appeared in court Friday for his arraignment. Berlinghoff is the uncle of 15-year-old Jean Berlinghoff, who had been missing for 31 days before being located in good health in San Francisco last Saturday. Shasta County Sheriff’s Sergeant James Beaupre says they’ve established a timeline of
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Aside from the ongoing environmental calamity that Iron Mountain Mine has created -- or would without an expensive and essentially permanent EPA-led cleanup -- I never cease to be dumbfounded when I read the history of the place, as Dottie...
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Tangerine and mandarin are two names that essentially mean the same thing. There are many varieties of some mandarins, and each can have a different name. Adding to confusion are marketing names applied to different varieties.
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The Shasta County In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee and California United Homecare Workers Union would like to thank the following for their contributions to the In-Home Supportive Services Provider Appreciation Dinner held Nov. 19.
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The Lookout Tree was always meant as a temporary installation, and it's already out-lasted its initial schedule. But I'll miss it a lot -- and I wish it had another few years of life so my toddler daughter could have...
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The mandarin is an ancient fruit that's been getting more attention in recent years because of its flavor and convenience. Mandarins are easy to peel and many varieties are seedless.
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Mike Woodrum quickly warms and comes to life when he talks about the book he and his brother just published to honor their father's legacy.
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Shasta College/UC Master Gardeners warn about the risks of waterlogged soils with some fruit trees.
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The annual pursuit of a photo of the kids with Santa is a tradition that's been handed down for generations. The Santa scene is not always what fairy tales are made of.
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What: Servicemans Feast Turkey/Ham Dinner When: Monday (Dec. 20), 4 to 8 p.m. Where: Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Yuba St, Redding Stop by for dinner and bring your family. This is a Wal-Mart Heart and Missing in America Project (MIAP) joint effort to serve our Service families. Shasta County Veterans Affiliated Council (SC
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A Cottonwood man who died when his SUV crashed into a school bus in October had methamphetamine and another stimulant in his system.
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Spurred by the seasonal loss of 1,000 farms jobs and the continued decline of construction jobs, Shasta County's unemployment rate in November jumped to 15.7 percent, up more than a point from a revised 14.6 percent in October, the state reported today.
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Congratulations go to Curtis Byron for guessing it correctly - it's the Doney Creek Bridge across Doney Creek in Lakehead. Curtis guessed it at 9:08 a.m. Someone else guessed it as Doney Creek, but Curtis was the first. He wins...
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The fair prediction is, "No." But Joel Fox, in asking the question, points out that other governors are pushing to do just that -- or already have. It's an idea that's likely to go nowhere in California, with the lock...
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Charles Berlinghoff was moved to the Shasta County Jail late Thursday. Berlinghoff is the uncle of 15-year-old Jean Berlinghoff, who had been missing for 31 days before being located in San Francisco last weekend. Jean was found in good health Saturday with her uncle. The 44-year-old man was taken into custody by San Fra
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The unemployment figure continues to rise, though not by the leaps and bounds by which it had been rising. Shasta County’s rate was at 15.7% in November, an increase of 1.1% from October. The jobless rate is also up from last November, but only by a half of a percentage point. That’s mild compared to the 4.1%
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A teacher at Shasta High School has been suspended after being charged with sex crimes against children. Troy Steven Leachman, who is listed on the school’s website as a social science and history teacher, has been charged with sexual
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A stolen vehicle was chased through Redding in the middle of the night before the driver tried to escape on foot. At 12:40am, a Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy on Airport Road near Rancho Road spotted a Ford Escape that had been reported stolen. When he attempted a traffic stop, the driver fled, prompting a 7.5 mile
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Shasta County’s “Avoid the Six” Holiday DUI crackdown kicks off this weekend with saturation patrols in Redding and a sobriety checkpoint Saturday in Anderson. A county-wide warrant sweep will be conducted Sunday. Those with warrants can avoid a knock at the door by surrendering and getting a court date
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Iron Mountain is on the west side of Shasta Lake. The 3,600-foot high mountain is easily identifiable by the bare spot on its side.
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The North State Symphony will perform a selection of classical and familiar Christmas music Sunday at All-Saints Episcopal Church in Redding.
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A Mendocino County man awaiting trial there for murder has been arrested for the 2005 kidnapping and murder of a Fort Jones woman, it was announced today by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.
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A 7,600 square foot log home with panoramic views of Mt. Shasta, etc. 55 acres. Way out of my price range. But nice to look at. Click here....
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The Redding area's congressman voted for it. Here's why: "Mr. Speaker, the bill that came to us from the Senate is far from perfect. I am going to vote "yes" because if the scheduled $3.8 trillion dollar tax increase takes...
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A 26-year-old Shasta County man was arrested early this morning on suspicion of stealing a car and evading arrest following a 7.5-mile pursuit, a spokesman for the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said.
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CONTACT OFFICER: Lieutenant Forrest Bartell CASE #: 10-41003 CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 BY: Lieutenant Forrest Bartell / City of Shasta Lake DATE/TIME: 12-17-2010, 0040hrs CRIME: Auto theft, Felony evading, Parole violation SUSPECT: Hedges, Matthew WMA 26years
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Today we feature a home down off Girvan. It seems to us that this area sees home prices somewhat artificially depressed by the fact that buyers have to drive into t
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What is the name of this bridge? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest and to a very special game - the Christmas special! Today's winner will receive $25 compliments of River City Java as a prize and Christmas...
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We get to see many lovely homes in our line of work. This is one of the most beautiful log homes we've seen. Perhaps you've seen it too, at least from the outside. It's a stunning landmark, visible if you look around as
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Grabbed this shot, looking north up Market Street where the old mall stood, after the Glenn Miller Orchestra show at the Cascade last night. Couldn't take pictures of the band, so I snapped this abstract of the theatre's ceiling...
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High on a lift known as a cherry picker, that is. I went up yesterday to take some photos and video of the beautiful new Highland Park subdivision under construction by Palomar Builders in Redding. It was a spectacular day, and the view from the lift was go
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With a winter storm warning issued for much of the north state, a massive low pressure system over the Gulf of Alaska is expected to begin bringing heavy rain, strong winds and mountain snow to the region starting today and into early next week. The winter storm warning is expected to remain until effect until Sunday night
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Friends Judy Payne and Joan Carden spent some quality time together Wednesday afternoon. For two hours, they enjoyed the sunshine, shared some laughs, even spread some of their warmth to strangers. Just an added bonus that they were raising money to help needy families in Shasta County at the same time. The women, residents
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Charles Berlinghoff, the Los Angeles man arrested in connection with the monthlong disappearance of his 15-year-old Redding niece, was booked Thursday into the Shasta County jail.   Berlinghoff, 44, was arrested Saturday in San Francisco when he and missing teen Jean Marie Berlinghoff were spotted by Jean’s cousin and he
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If Barack Obama wins re-election in 2012, as is now more likely than not, historians will mark his comeback as beginning on Dec. 6, the day of the Great Tax Cut Deal of 2010.
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Recently released Census Bureau figures reaffirm what is obvious to anyone who’s made a day trip to the San Francisco Bay area in the past decade: The north state is a place that little resembles the rest of California.
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Foothill High School senior linebacker Mitchell McCarthy can tack on his biggest football honor yet to a list of them: Northern Section Defensive MVP.
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RED BLUFF — The Spartans always seem get up for their own Red Bluff Holiday Classic.
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It’s hard to believe the fall prep sports season ended three weeks ago. It doesn’t seem like I’ve had any time to transition into the basketball season.
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Jeff Catron scored 23 points as the Anderson High School boys basketball team raced its way to a 71-48 victory over Willits in the first round of the Cubs’ own Anderson Holiday Invitational on Thursday.
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RED BLUFF — The Eagles nearly let a commanding 18-point halftime lead slip away.
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RED BLUFF — A second-half surge by the Hornets fell short Thursday as Enterprise played unusually lackluster defense that eventually cost them the game.
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The Cottonwood man who was killed Oct. 15 after crashing into a school bus was driving under the influence, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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The Lookout Tree’s whimsical presence at McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is about to become practical. The 20-foot-tall sculpture will be torn down Sunday and turned into mulch.
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YREKA — A 38-year-old Weed resident who tried to recruit a woman with cerebral palsy to work as a prostitute to help raise bail money was sentenced Thursday to more than 10 years in prison.
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The search continued Thursday for a suspected hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 19-year-old Big Bend man Wednesday night as he was walking on Big Bend Road about 2.1 miles north of Highway 299.
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B&T Satellite in Redding is moving downtown.
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Today in History: Dec. 17, 2010
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North state kids will have a chance to take a free dog-sled ride Saturday near Mount Shasta, courtesy of Siskiyou County’s Dogsled Express.
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North state weather is about to take a turn for the wetter.
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Criminal charges have been filed against a Shasta High School teacher who was arrested this week on suspicion of sexual battery.
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About 100 Shasta County kids will get new bikes for Christmas thanks to the Redding Rodeo Association.
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Charles David Berlinghoff, uncle of once-missing Redding teen Jean Marie Berlinghoff, was moved to the Shasta County jail today.
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They looked like this...For a month I wasn't sure Toots would ever come out from hiding behind the stove. She was so terribly skinny and terrified that each meal would be the last. They were both filthy and had fleas and were manourished.And now they l
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R-S Opinion columnist Emily Young has a sharp piece coming up this Sunday about the hard steps struggling nonprofits need to take to survive the deep and enduring recession. The alternative for many, she argues, is simple collapse. And what...
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Oddly enough, reports KQED, nobody's decided what the state will do with the substantial carbon fees that the state will eventually bring in through AB32's cap-and-trade program: Jamie Fine, a policy watcher with the Environmental Defense Fund in Sacramento, figures...
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YREKA – A 38-year-old Weed woman who tried to recruit another woman with cerebral palsy to work as a prostitute to try to raise her bail money was sentenced today to more than 10 years in prison after committing 28 separate crimes, a spokesman for the Siskiyou County district attorney’s office said.
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The Cottonwood man who was killed Oct. 15 after crashing into a school bus was driving under the influence, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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California Watch has a detailed report on how forest-products companies like Anderson-based Sierra Pacific Industries stand to benefit from the cap-and-trade rules that the state Air Resources Board is considering at a meeting that started today. Naturally, environmentalists hate the...
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That's the option voters in the Siskiyou County city of Mount Shasta will be presented with in June, thanks to a City Council vote this week, the Herald reports. Siskiyou County has had to drastically cut its library funding this...
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Criminal charges have been filed against a Shasta High School teacher who was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of sexual battery.
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A 34-year-old Anderson man was sentenced today to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty in October to having oral sex with a 17-year-old girl.
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Blake Edwards of Pink Panther fame has died, at 88. Here's a classic scene with the incomparable Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau....
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An 80-year-old Cottonwood man is in critical condition today at Mercy Medical Center after his pickup rear-ended Wednesday a butcher’s truck carrying dead cattle.
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A 30-year-old inmate at the Tehama County Jail has been found hanging in his cell. William Joseph Costa was booked into jail Monday following his arrest by Red Bluff Police on several charges, including rape. He was arraigned Wednesday afternoon, at which time his bail was set at $175,000. Then at 3 o’clock, within
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A 19-year-old was killed by a hit-n-run driver Wednesday night in eastern Shasta County. The collision occurred at 8:40 Wednesday night on Big Bend Road just north of Highway 299. 19-year-old Pete Clark was reportedly hit while hitchhiking with a group of people. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a dark-colored picku
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Redding Police are seeking a suspect in an intentional hit-and-run in downtown Redding. 23-year-old Sam Soksada was run over on Pine Street by an unknown driver who actually made a u-turn against one-way traffic in order to strike the victim, and then ran over him again. It was 2 minutes before 4 o’clock when Soksa
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The family of an Anderson man killed by a hit-and-run driver two weeks ago gathered at the scene of the crime Thursday to place a cross in memory of their lost loved one, and to make an impassioned plea to the community. On No
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A Lakehead woman was able to walk away from her vehicle after tumbling down a fifty-foot embankment and overturning. Shortly after seven o’clock Thursday morning 39-year-old Dawn Vynct was traveling southbound on I-5 near O’Brien Flats when she lost control of her vehicle after hitting a patch of ice. The veh
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Students at Grant School made a generous donation to the Good News Rescue Mission Thursday morning. The youngsters raised nearly two-thousand dollars and purchased twenty-one bicycles and helmets to be given away to local children in need during the Mission’s Annual Christmas Celebration on Saturday. About one thou
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The Willits News reports an eye-opening detail on the state of budgets in Mendocino County: There have been no patrol deputies on shift many times during the past year, especially between 4 and 8 a.m. Not wishing to put out...
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It happens to every sports parent. You get your kid to the game and sure enough, they’ve forgotten a very important piece of sports equipment. Once, my son forgot his cleats for a flag football game after we’d driven 20 minutes across town. I raced home to get them—I know, I know, stupid me—and promised myself this
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Susan Wilson, Redding-area activist and former President of the League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Redding Area, is now Secretary/Treasurer of the national organization.
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RED BLUFF - A Tehama County jail inmate died Wednesday after being found hanging from a sheet tied to the bars of his single cell, officials with the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office announced this morning.
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1. Planetarium show “The Winter Night Sky,” “Two Small Pieces of Glass” and “Season of Light” 7 p.m. today at Schreder Planetarium, 1644 Magnolia Ave., Redding. The Winter Night Sky features star names and constellations. Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifi
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Photographer Chris Schiller grew up in Oregon. His father was a forester, and he and Chris spent almost every weekend fishing and hunting. Chris has photographed the American west for more than 20 years, using both traditional darkroom techniques and more modern digital techniques.
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Want to get in the Christmas spirit? Try dinner or Sunday brunch at the French Gulch Hotel. Better yet, consider a reservation for the special Christmas Day breakfast buffet (only $10.99 for adults, $7.99 for kids and free for children under 6).
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As adults, the purveyors of maturity and sound judgment, it’s not unreasonable to assume we have a way of looking down on participation in the childhood activities that once brought us such solace, such pleasure.
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A philanthropist, poet, musician and lover of the arts, the late Rocky Main had long held a wish that her beloved Ars Angelorum Harp Ensemble perform a concert of some of her favorite Christmas music at the Cascade Theatre.
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Mountain Copper Company, Ltd., owner of Iron Mountain Mine, built an aerial tramway in 1920 to carry copper ore off Iron Mountain down to the main railroad line at Matheson. It was built to replace the deteriorated, expensive-to-operate Iron Mountain...
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The search is continuing today for a suspected hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 19-year-old Big Bend man as he was walking Wednesday night on Big Bend Road about 2.1 miles north of Highway 299.
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Today’s FDotD should be viewed in comparison to yesterday’s
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Use code enforcers to extract more $$$ in fines and fees. From the Chronicle: The scandal-plagued city of Bell received tens of thousands of dollars from plumbers, carpet cleaners and others by seizing vehicles for alleged code violations, then pressuring...
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REU's Paul Hauser doesn't think there's much of a market in Redding for electric cars. Not the right demographics -- too few yuppie "early adopters" is basically what he said on the radio the other morning. What he didn't say...
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It should be a sunny day today in Redding as a powerful winter storm continues its approach to Northern California, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s high temperature in Redding should be near 53 degrees. Increasing clouds should begin developing later this evening over with rain
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What: Good News Rescue Mission and PremierWest Bank Sock Drive When: All of December Donated Socks can be delivered to any of the following PremierWest Bank locations: Anderson Branch • (530) 365-6821 2590 North Street • Anderson, CA Bechelli Branch • (530) 221-3839 2920 Bechelli Lane • Redding, CA Cypress Branch
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Ready for holiday dressing? No, I don’t mean the kind that goes inside a turkey! The weather has changed here in Northern California (finally) and it’s time to start thinking about what to wear for the holiday season. Maybe you have a formal fundraiser dinner that you attend every year. Or perhaps you need a cocktail [
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The speaker got weepy.
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Reflecting his political philosophy, newly sworn-in state Sen. Doug LaMalfa launched his term in Sacramento’s upper house this week with a small-government twist on the “There Ought to Be a Law” contest.
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It's unique, it's local, it's inexpensive. And heck, we've arrived at Countdown Time and those stockings simply must be stuffed. Why not stuff them with local music and support our local art community, too?
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LOS MOLINOS — The University Preparatory girls basketball team beat Los Molinos 64-46 on Wednesday.
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RED BLUFF — This time, the Spartans were better prepared to play without standout guard Lily Brose.
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ANDERSON — The Northern Athletic League boys basketball race figures to be a wide-open battle, even though league action doesn’t begin for several weeks.
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RED BLUFF — Last year, Enterprise entered the annual Red Bluff Holiday Classic as a serious contender — and ended up in seventh place.
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RED BLUFF — Usually the Wolves boast an even scoring attack, having a rare occasion for a player to take over a game.
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Today in History: Dec. 16, 2010
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COTTONWOOD — It was a bloody mess near here Wednesday after a pickup rear-ended a butcher’s truck carrying dead cattle.
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Foreclosure filings in Shasta County fell in November for the first time in three months as fallout from the robo-signing mess combined with the typical seasonal slowdown helped ebb activity.
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The Redding School District came under fire Wednesday for the way it is investigating allegations of conflict of interest and hiring improprieties in the district.
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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 Wednesday.
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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 Tuesday.
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After being homeless for several months, Martha Luzier and her family are looking forward to a blessed Christmas and hopeful New Year.
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Emergency personnel responded Wednesday night to a reported fatal hit-and-run on Big Bend Road in Big Bend about one mile north of Highway 299.
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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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The 41st annual Anderson Rotary Club Crab Feed is scheduled for Jan. 8 at the Shasta District Fair grounds.
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I have a soft spot for the high-speed rail line, palpable boondoggle though it is. Even so, cartoonist Ted Rall whacks it out of the ballpark with this one....
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Emergency personnel tonight are responding to a reported hit and run accident with a possible death in Big Bend about one mile north of Highway 299.
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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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Dear readers, you may have noticed a few hours when anewscafe.com wasn't itself. You may have even received error messages. Keep calm. Carry on. Everything's under control. We're just changing servers to ensure we deliver your favorite anewscafe.com faster and more efficiently than ever so you'll love us even more than y
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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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