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January 9th, 2011

Yesterday's forecast worked out pretty good if you were at elevations above 2,500 feet. The trough moved through, took the top off the valley inversions and things cleared out. However, my forecast for the Sacramento Valley really sucked ... (as my wife told me when we were standing outside in the 34-degree fog ...
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Last night Gary and I invited some friends over for dinner. Preparations:Cauliflower ready to roast.Cornish game hens enjoying the sauna with their last drink of wine surrounding them,
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The "Greatest Generation" consisted of more than just stoic and heroic men. There were plenty of "greatest" women, too. Like Barbara Lincoln Ashbaugh, mother of my Shasta High classmates John and Lowell Ashbaugh, who died last month, if my math...
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These gals have got it goin' on.
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It is like a nightmare you cannot wake up from!  My pain NEVER leaves me!  Ever!  24 hours a day, every minute, second, is just a matter of degree!  What level is the pain?  Is it down at the level low enough (2-3) that I can try to preoccupy my mind to cover it?  Or, is it jacked up so high th
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Fred Dersch owned a homestead beside Bear Creek at Parkville in 1860. His brother and sister-in-law were George and Marie Dersch who owned the popular stopping place alongside Nobles Emigrant Trail. Fred became a well-known orchardist, farmer and stockraiser. In...
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Fire crews are responding this morning to a car that flipped over on Trinity Mountain Road near French Gulch.
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Today should be mostly sunny with a high of around 46 degrees. Expect a few clouds to roll in tonight, and a low of about 30 degrees. Tomorrow, prepare for the last sunny day before a mostly rain-filled work week. Temperatures should be about 49 degrees.
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I am knee-deep in the pleasure of stitching Jesus Quintana. Jorge Negrete is watching over the proceedings. It’s coming along. The face will be thinner when it is joined with the back of the head. The hair, curly and black, will look great under the black fish net/hair net I’ve got ready to go. My [...]
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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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When Hiram Johnson brought the intiative system to California 100 years ago, it gave the voters a tool to bypass elected officials who didn’t represent their views or interests and instead create law directly, via the ballot box — making the people the ultimate legislators.
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Can you read this? Next week, it’ll be a little easier. We’re increasing the size of story text in the Record Searchlight, starting with Wednesday’s paper.
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Isn’t it wonderful? The harmony of the spheres. The vibrating strings of mass and gravity. On a dark night in Redding, one does not have to be too far out of town to look up and see the wheeling stars overhead. The harmony of the spheres.
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Some time this year our planet Earth will become home to 7 billion human souls. Realization of that fact has set this old cow man (that’s “cow” in the singular, and “old” means 30 years ago) to remembering such things as “total digestible units” and “carrying capacity”
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Should the “N-word” be removed from Mark Twain’s classic “Huckleberry Finn”? One Twain scholar thinks so. Alan Gribben is leading an effort to create a new edition of “Finn” in which the notorious racial slur is removed — it appears in the book about 219 times — and r
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If the city of Redding had a dollar for every time a union member or anti-incumbent candidate complained last summer and fall about how the City Council was “wasting $50,000” on Measure A and Measure B on the November ballot, the fire department wouldn’t be closing Station 2 and Chief Peter Hansen would
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Here are some tips to help make infant globetrotters more comfortable.
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If you count all the windows in our house, the total will be two, according to our cats.
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Kate Harrington and Shaun Hansen were married Oct. 16, 2010, at the home of Tom and Gayle Harrington in Cottonwood. Casey Pearce officiated. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Gayle Harrington of Cottonwood. She is a 2001 graduate of West Valley High School and a 2007 graduate of Chico State. She works at Institute of T
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A Feb. 26, 2011, wedding is planned for Morgan Mojarro of Anderson and Jordan Storment of Redding at Mercy Oaks in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jess and Tammy Mojarro. She is a 2004 graduate of Anderson New Technology High School. She is a 2008 graduate of Simpson University in 2008. She is a career-youth p
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Kimberly Stayer and Randy Deese, both of Cottonwood, were married Dec. 3, 2010, at Anderson Cottonwood Neighborhood Church in Anderson. Dan Eckley officiated. The bride is the daughter of the late Kelli Marshall of Redding and the late Anthony Sanchez of San Clemente. The groom is the son of Doug and Cindy Deese Cotton
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A May 28, 2011, wedding in Poway is planned for Adrienne Johnston and Ryan Carpenter, both of Tulsa, Okla. The bride-elect is the daughter of Alan and Emma Johnston of Poway. She has a master's degree in engineering and works for Hilti Inc. in Tulsa. Her fiance is the son of Gary and Karla Carpenter of Cottonwood. He is a
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Dear Straight Talk: I teach high school civics. I'm interested in a solution to the problem of cell phone distractions in high school classrooms. Everyone knows they are a huge deterrent to learning. Considering the problems with confiscation and/or "checking" phones, what do you and your panel think is the best way to sto
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If, as Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu said, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, then my first step was taken 17 months ago when I left for the last time the office where I'd worked for almost five years. Although I haven't traveled a literal thousand miles since then, it sure feels like it and that journe
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A June 11, 2011, wedding is planned for Katy Kuschell and Michael Lee, both of Bismarck, N.D., at the Wedding Bells Chapel in Las Vegas. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joseph and Catherine Kuschell of Redding. She is a 2001 graduate of Liberty Christian High School in Redding. She received a bachelor's degree in socia
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Dear Babe: I have a 1992-93 Fleer Shaquille O’Neal Rookie basketball card, and it has no number. It says “Slam Dunk” on the front. Diane Lynn, Riverside
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If ever there is a fine fish in our Shasta Cascade Wonderland waters, it has to be smallmouth bass.
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The Record Searchlight featured Kelly Cohen, a Bella Vista hunting enthusiast, in a Nov. 26 article. She reached the Top 10 in the national “Extreme Huntress” competition.
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ANDERSON — Dillon Reid finally got his NorCal Championship victory in dominating fashion.
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COTTONWOOD — Anderson coach Keith Krantz couldn’t conjure up another halftime speech to inspire the Cubs girls basketball team to overcome two deficits in as many days.
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Q: For generations, our family has bought annual hunting and fishing licenses and then proudly saved each license over the years as collectible pieces of our family history. Why after so many years have you chosen to discontinue these traditional style licenses in favor of just computer printouts?
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Barbara Jordan and Cheri Kempf return to lead this top-notch quality clinic. Coaches will gain knowledge to keep them ahead of the curve. Come and learn and/or confirm you are teaching the game the way it is being played at the highest level. The clinic will be held on Feb. 26 at Big League Dreams. It begins at 9 a.m. and
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It sure beats driving the Interstate 5 corridor: On the first day of the new year Tom Tuttle shoulders his pack and begins his three-mile commute home on skis through an avenue of snow-covered firs and ponderosa pines, right through the middle of a network of cross-country ski trails maintained by the Mount Shasta Nordic C
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Sometimes in life, as well as in the outdoors, it’s the small things that count. These six items below, all inexpensive, common products, have helped me endure and work through bad breaks, gear malfunctions and pain. Equipment can break. Your body can wear down. My advice: Keep these items always at the ready and in your
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The Enterprise girls basketball team topped Las Plumas 52-44 to win the 11th annual Lady Hornet Classic at Manatowa Gymnasium on Saturday.
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Q: I observed an incident on Dec. 30 about 3 p.m. on southbound Friendly Drive onto westbound Highway 44 and would appreciate your response to the situation.
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Since being taken over by a firm in a bitter feud with one of the area’s primary insurers, Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding has begun suing patients to recoup unpaid bills at a much faster clip than its competitor.
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A trio of avid birders braved the cold early Saturday to see vultures, scrub jays, titmice and other birds at Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding.
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A Redding man who police say was struck by a car driven by his girlfriend Jan. 1 has died, a nursing supervisor at Mercy Medical Center in Redding said Saturday.
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Rex Cozzalio of Hornbrook is adamant that removing the dams along the river flowing past his home won’t improve conditions for salmon.
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Some 350 children and family members built towers, bridges and more — all from Legos — Saturday at Turtle Bay Museum in Redding.
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RED BLUFF — It’s a one-stop shop for chocolate-covered prunes, habanero-flavored pickled garlic and buffalo pepper sticks.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park is now selling its annual pass online.
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Recent laws aimed at curbing California’s greenhouse gas emissions will kill jobs, critics say.
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Births — December 2010
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Today in History: Jan. 9, 2011
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Now that we’re into 2011, some great themes played through my column last year that could make a real difference.
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The city of Shasta Lake has a message for anybody who might be interested in one of the dozens of vacant lots in the beleaguered Deer Creek Manor subdivision: Buyer beware.
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A Redding man who police say was struck by a car driven by his girlfriend Jan. 1 has died, a nursing supervisor at Mercy Medical Center in Redding said today.
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This week In a North State Garden has the pleasure of interviewing Drs. Carole Burr and Roger Lederer, a husband and wife team based in Chico who in 2010 published a lovely little handbook entitled "The Birds of Bidwell Park." Going into its second printing as I write, the book is dedicated to the founding [...]
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The second weekend of the new year offers no holiday, no three-day weekend and, you might think, not much to do except sit around and watch football. Wrong. There’s plenty of activities and attractions on this weekend’s calendar, including things to help you meet your New Year’s weight-loss resolution and things that
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I know this one is making the rounds, but in case you haven’t seen it. Not ReallyRedding, but Really Nice photographic art. View full screen and full volume. Inspirational work. The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on
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The caption under yesterday's mystery photo says "Main Street, Manton c. 1900". It is from the book titled Manton Yesteryears! by Alice Wilson. The "new" Manton store/saloon is located in the center of the photo. The "old" Manton store/saloon is...
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This subject came up in a discussion with a client yesterday. You can reduce your total mortgage interest costs using strategies like adding an extra payment per year, or by recasting the loan, as detailed in this interesting
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Did you ever feel like you are sitting at the bottom of a mountain and you can see the snowball approaching? It just seems to go faster and faster and get bigger and bigger. Funny how sometimes life seems like...
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"Gourmet food trucks." Sacramento's getting its first later this month. Details here, in a Bee dining blog....
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Areas of dense fog will give way to party sunny conditions this afternoon. Expect a high near 46 with winds at 7 mph.
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The good news: California’s renewable-energy push is creating honest-to-goodness “cleantech” manufacturing jobs.
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It looks like any other 1950s-era split-level ranch-style home on the street I grew up on in west Redding. Until a few weeks ago I didn’t know it contained a relic of the Cold War — a bomb shelter.
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Marc Dadigan’s opinions (“Speak Your Piece,” Jan. 2) are just that — opinions. If we followed this really tired line of thinking, we would all be living in the distant past.
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COTTONWOOD — The Wolves are proving they can handle the pressure.
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The championship of the 11th annual Lady Hornet Classic will feature an Eastern Athletic League matchup.
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So what will 2011 bring?
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ANDERSON — To some, the NorCal Championships at Anderson High School are a chance to make a name with a breakout effort.
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The Redding woman accused of stomping a Chihuahua-Min Pin mix dog to death in November was injured late Thursday night by a fragmented bullet after her husband reportedly shot their TV.
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The Redding Rancheria will move its health clinic to a 33,000-square-foot building near Shasta Regional Medical Center that the tribe purchased last month from a group of doctors.
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“I lost it. I just lost it.” That was the explanation a 53-year-old Redding man offered when asked why he hit his 8-year-old son with an aluminum baseball bat, a police report revealed Friday.
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A church youth group with visions of a greener Redding has made a documentary on how that might come about.
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A gunshot killed a Susanville police officer Sunday, Lassen County deputies said Friday as they released more information about the homicide.
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With their heads bowed at times and one fighting back tears, two of three men accused of beating a homeless Redding man to death in 2009 pleaded guilty Friday to voluntary manslaughter and other charges in exchange for 20-year, eight-month prison sentences.
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A Redding tax preparer pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to charges of stealing $159,000 by filing false income tax claims.
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Starting in 2011, the federal government will give California $10 billion to expand its Medi-Cal health care insurance program over five years. This will help the state transition into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or the health care reform law, by 2014.
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Today in History: Jan. 8, 2011
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I don’t want to start this year off by letting a few of the readers think that I am not responding to their concerns. I have received approximately a half dozen concerns in which the California Highway Patrol is specifically mentioned. I have been working with the Redding and Red Bluff areas, and as soon as I have a resp
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Tickets to the 2011 Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce Chamberee are on sale.
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A pair of teenaged murder defendants will not go to trial for the beating death of a homeless man after accepting plea bargains. 17-year-old John Thompson Jr and 18-year-old Jared Voss were set to be tried as adults, along with 20-year-old Albert Sanchez, for the killing of Timothy Alcorn in April of 2009. The three defe
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An investigation into the murder of a Susanville police officer has led to the arrest of his wife and her boyfriend. The body of 37-year-old Robert McElrath was found at 11 o’clock the morning of Sunday, January 2nd near a railroad trestle in an area called Devil’s Corral. The off-duty officer had been shot t
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So this is your last chance to plan a trip Sunday from 10-5 to hit Cal Expo in Sacramento and their Incredible Wedding Show! Tommy and I will be there talking with brides and having an great time just like last year! So many vendors, fashion shows, huge prize give-aways, it's reall
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A Redding woman who prepared tax returns for a living has been sentenced after pleading guilty to federal charges of filing false claims. 33-year-old Shannon Ford admitted in Federal Court in Sacramento Friday that she prepared and filed false claims with the IRS. Between 2004 and 2007, Ford submitted false information o
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Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig offers ideas for using the winter to plan and prepare for the summer garden.
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All-America Selections has honored two tomatoes, a kale, pumpkin, salvia, viola and gaillardia as the best new varieties for 2011 gardens.
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Shasta College/UC Master Gardeners give advice on planting tulips.
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Pruning classes and other gardening workshops offered in January and February.
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Lassen County deputies today released more information about the Sunday killing of a Susanville police officer.
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Yessirree we have a winner! toe2toe guessed it correctly at 3:13 p.m. - it's Manton! The big building in the center of the photo is the saloon and store. It still exists. Today its listed on the National Register of...
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A Redding tax preparer pleaded guilty today in federal court to charges she stole $159,000 by filing false income tax claims.
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I'm shocked! Believe it or not, I hesitated using this photo because one of the buildings in it still exist. I thought it would be guessed quickly. That's my hint - one of the prominent buildings in the photo still...
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Two people have been arrested for the murder of a Susanville Police Officer. The body of 37-year-old Robert McElrath was found on Sunday near a railroad trestle in an area called Devil’s Corral, near Gomez Road and Bizz Johnson Trail. The Lassen County Sheriff’s Department determined that McElrath had been mu
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A Redding woman suffered wounds to her chest and abdomen after her husband reportedly shot the television set. According to Redding Police, 47-year-old Laura Smith and her husband, 47-year-old Benjamin Smith, were arguing over the television just before midnight Thursday night when Benjamin reportedly retrieved a nine mi
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A man struck by a car just two hours into the new year is still in critical condition. 29-year-old Jason Phillips suffered severe head trauma when he was struck by a Ford Taurus in a Hilltop Drive parking lot at 2:15am Saturday. According to Redding Police, Phillips had been arguing with his girlfriend, 34-year-old Jeann
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A Red Bluff resident is accused of burglarizing the home of his dead neighbor. On Wednesday, Rosaura Sanchez called Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies to the home of her recently deceased brother, Rogelio Prado-Herrera. He had resided in Space 6 of the Friendly Acres Mobile Home Park in Red Bluff. Space 8 is the home
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Two of three men accused of beating a homeless Redding man to death in 2009 pleaded guilty today to voluntary manslaughter and other charges in exchange for 20-year, 8-month prison sentences.
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Emergency crews are responding this morning to a vehicle collision at Highway 273 and Breslauer Way in south Redding.
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I read and mulled and watched and agonized a couple months ago as many great voices, large and small, shared their inspiring and moving testimonies of “It Gets Better,” as a way of raising awareness and providing encouragement for those who have been, or are being, bullied.I knew I had things to share and sa
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A new feature in 2011 will allow season passes to the Lassen Volcanic National Park to be purchased online. The $25 annual pass is valid for one year from the month of purchase, and can also be used at the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The park is open during the winter, and features many outdoor activities. The
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California Watch has a telling story: This week, two Silicon Valley solar panel manufacturers announced they would build factories in southern states that offered business-friendly conditions and strong clean energy markets. Stion, based in San Jose, will invest $500 million...
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...contary to an email I was forwarded today, he didn't give this speech to his students last fall, according to urban-legend-busting-web site Snopes.com....
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This is the downtown of what town? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java and an award certificate. Guesses...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open: Night skiing open. Temperature: 32 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Variable. Visibility: Good. Depth: 50 inches at base, 90 inches at top. New snow in the past 24 hours: None. Snowmaking: No Snow surface: Machine groomed packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 18 groomed. Lifts open:
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The Feds now say there's too much of the stuff in our drinking water, that it's actually hurting kids' teeth. Here's the deal: ATLANTA -- Fluoride in drinking water -- credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay -- may...
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A Redding man who police say beat his 8-year-old son with a bat was arraigned today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design), is a global conference idea run by the nonprofit Sapling Foundation. The idea is to let good ideas flow.You'd think the results would be a boring mish-mash of people talking (boring) about their ideas.That is far, far from the truth.TED is about ideas, alright.
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The dense fog that has gripped the Sacramento Valley the past few days has crept farther north today. There is a dense fog advisory for the Redding area before 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. The fog will give way to partly to mostly sunny skies later today with a high of 54. The overnight low will be 35
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Heres’ a bank owned 8 plex in distress. It’s not quite empty of tenants, so you can only view some of the units until they are vacated. What you can see looks rough. Still, fixed up and rented for $500 a month nets you $4K per mon
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Happy New Year, friends and neighbors! From the sound of it, 2010 was pretty rough for many, so here’s looking forward to a happy and prosperous 2011. The Dude has been a bit sporadic lately … too much happy egg nog, one might suppose. Plus, to top it off, The Dude has recently come down [...]
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This senior wanted amore vintage session. She came in for a pre-consult and we helped give her ideas on clothing and together we created exactly what she was looking for. She photographed just beautifully. We really enjoy working alongside our clients to create something special and unique. What do you want for your senior
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The Redding woman accused of stomping a Chihuahua-Min Pin mix dog to death in November was injured late Thursday night by a fragmented bullet after her husband reportedly shot their TV.
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Jerry Brown vowed on the campaign trail and repeated at his inauguration that he would not increase taxes without the voters’ approval.
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A recent illogical “city charter” suggestion by City Councilman Patrick Jones has evolved into an even more illogical discussion about working-class wages in the city of Redding. In an editorial published in late December, the Record Searchlight suggested that pursuing a charter city measure would be a good t
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For decades, Democrats and Republicans fought over who owns the American flag. Now they’re fighting over who owns the Constitution.
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The University Preparatory boys basketball team took home a pair of wins Thursday from the Biggs Tournament.
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U.S. Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, was appointed Thursday to lead a House subcommittee that writes health care tax law, and he says his first mission will be to try to repeal health care reforms pushed last year by President Obama.
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Shasta Regional Medical Center employees may not have voted out the last union remaining at the hospital after all.
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RED BLUFF — A policy that aims to increase the number of dogs and cats spayed and neutered is getting an enthusiastic thumbs-up from at least one Tehama County supervisor.
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A Shasta County man arrested last year on suspicion of installing dentures without the proper credentials pleaded no contest in the middle of his Superior Court trial Thursday to four misdemeanor counts, including practicing dentistry without a license.
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For the first time in about 15 years, the Redding School District board of trustees began a search outside the district for a new superintendent.
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For Jennifer Knight’s birthday, she and her husband are going to play with Legos on Saturday.
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After paying $175,000 to federal prosecutors to settle fraud allegations last month, a north state pharmacist has sold his Shasta Lake pharmacy, and he’s in the process of selling his Susanville store.
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The Baskin-Robbins ice cream store on Churn Creek Road in Redding is under new ownership.
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An 8-year-old boy who police said was beaten by his father with a bat remains in critical condition, Capt. Scott Mayberry said Thursday.
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In light of the New Year, our sports staff put together a list of the top 10 stories from 2010 that was published Saturday.
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COTTONWOOD — The Eagles found their shooting touch just in time for the start of their New Year’s Hoops girls basketball tournament.
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The Patriots dared the Hornets to be multidimensional, and they responded.
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Lassen County deputies arrested a man and a woman Thursday in connection with Sunday’s killing of a Susanville police officer.
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ANDERSON — The NorCal Championships wrestling meet at Anderson High School always seems to take on special meaning.
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Today in History: Jan. 7, 2010
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I'm unfamiliar with the fine details of politics in the City by the Bay, but this report on the feuding over the appointment of a new mayor, to replay Lt. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, includes a telling detail: [T]he contenders --...
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Not just a wonderful pun, but a true international criminal conspiracy. Canada's Globe and Mail has a fascinating in-depth report. The gist: What consumers don't know is that honey doesn't usually come straight - or pure - from the hive....
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A dramatic fire that lit up downtown Red Bluff on New Year’s Eve is officially being called accidental. The fire at 1106 Main Street destroyed the former home of Red Bluff Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep. The building housed two businesses, Tehama Auto Center and Elite Automotive Repair. Damage to the structure alone is estima
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Only minor injuries resulted from a crash on Interstate 5 Thursday afternoon that left one car crumpled almost beyond recognition. The passenger compartment of the Kia Rio remained nearly intact after it plowed into the back of a Toyota Taco
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An Anderson man charged with practicing dentistry without a license has changed his plea in the midst of his trial. Ricky Miller had been operating a business called Denture Solutions on Azalea Avenue in Redding, calling himself a “doctor of denturitry medicine”. That practice is not legal in California, alth
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A woman accused of running her boyfriend over with a car has entered a plea in court. Officers were called to a parking lot off Hilltop Drive just north of Dana Drive around 2:15 the morning of New Year’s Day. Once on scene, they found 29-year-old Jason Phillips on the ground bleeding from the head. An investigatio
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Nearly 250 PG&E customers were left without power for several hours Thursday after a vehicle brought a power pole down onto Ox Yoke Road in Anderson. The collision happened at around 4:15am. When emergency personnel arrived on scene at Ox Yoke and Meister Road, the black BMW had been abandoned, according to Anderson
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Sure looks that way, on balance, if you watch Prof. Hans Rosling's fascinating four-minute statistical analysis of the past 200 years....
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Lassen County deputies arrested a man and a woman Thursday in connection with Sunday’s killing of a Susanville police officer.
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The Red Bluff Fire Department said today the New Year’s Eve fire that destroyed an auto body shop on Main Street was accidental.
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Q. According to the World Bank in November, 2010, the United States is first in the world in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and seventh in Gross National Income (GNI). Does being a wealthy nation mean its citizens have more responsibility to help poorer nations? If so, in what ways? Look, we have always, and I mean always, he
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Traffic is blocked this afternoon on southbound Interstate 5 at the Highway 299 interchange because of a two vehicle wreck.
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A missing Redding man has been found dead. 53-year-old Esco Mosher was reported missing from his residence on Kisling Road around four o’clock New Year’s Day. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received information Wednesday listing Mosher as a possible subject involved in a disturbance which had occurr
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After the discovery of a vital piece of evidence, a Trinity County man has been cleared of murder charges. On the evening of November 26th, Trinity County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home on Biggers Road in Douglas City. The victim, 78-year-old Melvin Burtis, had been staying in an RV on the property. He wa
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Shasta Regional Medical Center officials say their employees have voted out the hospital’s last remaining labor union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The decertification affects 171 workers in maintenance and clerical positions. Marketing Director Karen Hoyt says this allows all 741 Shasta Regional e
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It was Thomas Jefferson who said, “A little rebellion now and then is a good thing,” so it’s appropriate that an organization, staging a small rebellion of its own, took root in the heart of Yreka, the interim state capitol for the State of Jefferson during the secession attempt of 1941. Liberty Arts, the dream [...]
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Ski Report: Mt. Shasta Ski Park - 5:18 a.m. Jan. 6, 2011
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A Shasta County man arrested last year on suspicion of installing dentures without the proper credentials pleaded no contest at his Superior Court trial today to four misdemeanor counts, including practicing dentistry without a license.
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1. Downtown Redding Railroad Reservation Guided Walk 8 a.m. Friday (and the second Friday of every month). Meet at the Amtrak Station, 1620 Yuba St., Redding. Walks explore the first 50 years of Redding history and the changes that occurred. Participants view remaining historical evidence. Guide is Mike Grifantini. On
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Photographer Danny Smith came to Fall River Mills from Oregon in 2002 to take a job as a laser alignment technician at two local sawmills. When the mills closed in 2004, he took a position at Meyers Memorial Hospital doing X-rays and CT scans until his retirement in December. Although photography has been a lifelong thread,
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Doug Ferkey spent 20 years with Round Table Pizza before he bought The Lighthouse fish and chips restaurant on Hartnell Avenue that his younger brother started.
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In February 2010, in the midst of an economic downturn, in the small rural community of Corning, the Holden family said a prayer and opened their dream business, House of Brews Specialty Coffees. Having been a mobile unit for years, serving up coffee at biker rallies, fairs and monster truck events, the family yearned to ha
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Fire and science fiction will give way to sustainability, migrant farm workers and award-winning art when Turtle Bay Museum switches up its exhibitions in coming weeks.
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U.S. Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, was appointed today to lead a House subcommittee that writes health care tax law, and he says his first mission will be to try to repeal health care reforms pushed last year by President Obama.
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So says The Sunlight Foundation, an nonpartisan outfit dedicated to using technology to make government more transparent. In a press release, it enthusiastically praises some of the House rule changes: This week, the U.S. House of Representatives made significant strides...
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This article was printed on July 16, 1853 in the Shasta Courier newspaper during the heat of summer and the height of the Gold Rush: "On Thursday night a gang of near a hundred Chinamen, in single file, each with...
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From this profile in the Colfax Record about "Rattlesnake Dick," notorious Gold Rush-era hold-up man: Each section of Placer County affectionately clings to legends of its favorite badmen. This area fondly remembers a handsome youth of Canadian birth named Richard...
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Chicago business owner Jay Goltz weighs in on his top 10 reasons why small businesses in America fail. Here are Goltz's top five: The math doesn't work; owners can't get out of their own way; too much growth; poor accounting; and no cash reserves.
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A few images from yesterday evening at nearby Bridge Bay. Another lovely January day in Shasta County.
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[www.khsltv.com]Reported by: Elizabeth GadleyEmail: egadley@khsltv.comLast Update: 12/16/2010 7:09 pmRecent budget cuts have hit the Redding Police Departme
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Shasta Dam was under construction in 1938, when this home was built. Back then, the Great Depression was ending, but World War II was just starting. We don’t know i
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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. crews reopened the roadway at Ox Yoke Road and Industrial Way at noon today, the Anderson Police Department reported.
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A mentally challenged man who had been missing since last weekend was found dead Wednesday night in a wooded area between Redding and Anderson.
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We hear much today about the new congress wanting to turn back socialized health care. But nobody is talking much about the elephant in the livingroom. You know, the socialized mortgage lending that nearly caused a nationwide depression (and may still do so). Below, the link to is an opinion piece that concisely describe
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After the morning frost burns off, it will be another day of sun seasonable temperatures for the northern Sacramento Valley. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 58 today in Redding with a light northeast wind. The overnight low will be 35. Forecasters all week have been projecting a slight chance of rain for Sa
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Please don't think I'm a vain cook, but here's one problem I have when I make up a recipe that turns into a crowd-pleasing keeper. People ask for the recipe, and then I get this look on my face (what the heck ... I forgot how I made it) which they misunderstand (what a recipe hog ... she's going to [...]
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What: Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio When: Sunday (Jan. 9), 7 p.m. Where: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2250 Foothill Blvd., Redding Take advantage of this rare event hosted by Temple Beth Israel! Tickets are $15/adult and $5/students (No members will be turned away for inability to pay.) For more information email tantagol
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What: Soroptimist International of Redding sponsors presentations by Hello Mr. Brown for Turtle Bay and Manzanita Schools When: Tuesday (Jan. 11), 8:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Where: Turtle Bay School Soroptimist International of Redding, a volunteer organization for business and professional women, is excited to announce that it
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What: Shasta County Public Health Advisory Board Meets When: Wednesday (Jan. 12), 2 p.m. Where: Shasta County Public Health, 2660 Breslauer Way The Shasta County Public Health Advisory Board will hold a meeting Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from noon - 2 p.m. at Shasta County Public Health, 2660 Breslauer Way in Redding. The
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What: Art Reception at The Bohemian Art Loft When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Bohemian Art Loft, 3304-B, Bechelli Lane, Redding, 96002. Baltimore area artist Alex Colvin will exhibit his collection of very colorful, sometimes abstract oils on canvas throughout January. Art of Jewelry exhibit continues. Recept
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Though they share a deep concern for liberty and the Constitution — at least as they understand them — members of the American Civil Liberties Union and your typical tea party group have little else in common.
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The junior Democratic senators are fed up, understandably so, with the institution’s glacial pace. Liberal activists are demanding filibuster reform — now.
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Anthony Thompson of Redding set a community bowling record with an impressive four-game performance at Country Bowl on Tuesday.
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COTTONWOOD — Balanced as always, the West Valley New Year’s Hoops tournament features a number of intriguing prep girls basketball teams.
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There’s a reason why large schools have an advantage when it comes to basketball games.
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Wanda Leach, owner of Junk n’ Treasures in Anderson, and a team of supporters have formed what they call “The Lunch Bunch” in South Redding to pass out free lunches to those in need.
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A Weaverville man who in November twice struck a Douglas City man with his Cadillac, killing him, won’t be charged in the death, Trinity County District Attorney Michael Harper said Wednesday.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding will shut its doors next week to bring in new doors.
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A judge Wednesday set preliminary hearing dates for a Southern California man accused of keeping his niece away from her parents for 31 days late last year.
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Dean Kuebler, who started the Kuebler’s Furniture store chain 37 years ago in Del Notre County before expanding into Redding, is retiring.
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A 26-year-old Redding man accused of carjacking and 10 other criminal counts pleaded not guilty during his Wednesday arraignment in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Today in history: Jan. 6, 2011
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Despite a few setbacks, organizers said several hundred people enjoyed the first NorCal Medicine Ball, which was hosted by medical marijuana collectives New Year’s Eve at the Gover Ranch in Anderson.
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Redding Home Helpers is celebrating its sixth year in business with a new location.
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Redding will explore the idea of becoming a charter city.
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A Redding man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Wednesday morning after police say he hit his 8-year-old son with a baseball bat while the boy was lying on his bed at his downtown Redding home.
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This weekend at the Redding Holiday Inn, Cannabis Industries Training Center will hold a two-day seminar and lecture series on how to enter and stay in the medical cannabis business.
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Less than five months after Redding police evicted around two-dozen homeless people from an encampment on Breslauer Way, the group is being forced to leave its new camp near Clear Creek Bridge by Wednesday.
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Redding will explore the idea of becoming a charter city.
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Test your knowledge of the Constitution, that is....
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This 6 month old boy was born with downs syndrome. Him and his family were so wonderful. He smiled the whole session and was so much fun to photograph. Even though Christmas has past, we have so many great photos from this holiday season that we didn't have time to share so will be sharing the photos over the next few weeks
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An 8-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being struck in the head by his father wielding an aluminum baseball bat, according to Redding Police. At about 7:30 Wednesday morning, officers were sent to 2151 1/2 California Street. They found the little boy unconscious, and he was transported to a hospital with life-t
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A Red Bluff man with a history of run-ins with Tehama County law enforcement has been sentenced for his latest scuffle. Red Bluff Police officers were responding to assist on a medical call at the Brickyard Creek Apartments on Walnut Street at around 2 o’clock the afternoon of October 30th. While on scene, one of t
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Following over a half-century of frustration and disappointment, a World Series win may still be hard to imagine for many San Francisco Giants fans. Getting a look at the trophy might be enough to confirm that it wasn’t just a pleasant October daydream. On Monday the 10th, the “World Champions Trophy TourR
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Growing marijuana legally in the city of Anderson may soon be too inconvenient to be worth the effort after Tuesday night’s action by the Anderson City Council. Under the new ordinance, marijuana growing will not be allowed inside of a home or outside in the open, but only in an outbuilding such as a shed or greenh
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The Anderson Rotary Crab Feed is this weekend. The 41st annual event includes fresh cracked crab, fish chowder, salad, and bread, accompanied by raffles and entertainment. Tickets are $35, with proceeds benefiting the Anderson Rotary High School Scholarship Program for four schools, as well as various community projects.
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Can a pet be a therapist? Yes, so to speak.
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The day of the marathon is nearly here. This could either be a statement or a question that I ask myself every day depending on how my body reacts to these lower daily mileages.
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Shasta Blood Center announced this week it is in need of AB+ and AB- blood. BloodSource is in need of O- donors.
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To improve overall well-being in 2011 and avoid resolution frustration, make mental wellness a priority. Use these tips throughout the year to be happier and healthier.
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Shasta Regional Medical Center's employees have voted out the last union to represent employees under the hospital's previous owners, a hospital spokeswoman announced today.
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Rep. Tom McClintock, the Republican who represents northeastern California, has a unique and wonderful style of weaving the threads of history into contemporary political arguments. He's not alone in that. I often hear timber people, for instance, talk about the...
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A Redding woman arrested in October on suspicion of stealing about $27,000 from her former employer pleaded no contest today in Shasta County Superior Court to embezzlement and check forgery.
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You remember how sometimes your spouse will come up with a crazy theory to pin on you some type of bad behavior? I know. I didn't believe it ever happened either until Becky did it the other day. She and Elsa were home after preschool, the older girls still at school. Becky went down stairs to work on the compu
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A New Year’s Eve fire that killed a Red Bluff family’s dog and two cats was caused by a malfunctioning electric clothes dryer, the Red Bluff Fire Department said today.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Go to www.wonews.com or subscribe at wonsubs.com. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES SMITH RIVER — The river went up and down with rains all week, reaching 50,000 cubic feet per second and flood warnings on the Highway 101 bridge around midnight on Dec. 28, but it was flowing at 8,
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The Trinity County District Attorney isn’t going to charge a Weaverville man who in November twice struck a Douglas City man with his Cadillac, killing him.
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Two unions have reached an agreement with the City of Redding over pension benefits. The City Council unanimously approved the concessions which come in the wake of a heavily charged November election campaign where voters overwhelmingly passed measures A and B. Both non-binding propositions asked the Council to curtail
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An 8-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being struck in the head by his father wielding an aluminum baseball bat, according to Redding Police. At about 7:30 Wednesday morning, officers were sent to 2151 1/2 California Street. They found the little boy unconscious, and he was transported to a hospital with life-t
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A cause has been determined for a New Years Eve fire at a Red Bluff home. At around 3:30 Friday afternoon, Red Bluff firefighters were called to 825 Lassen Avenue, the home of Tim and Jennifer Disney and their three children. A blaze had started in the garage and spread into the attic. Investigators have determined that
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I haven't been closely following the litigation over Proposition 8, the gay-marriage ban that the voters passed in 2008, but the Chronicle reports an intriguing twist yesterday. In brief, the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals tossed the case to...
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For our post today we have a senior from U-Prep. We photographed her and her boyfriend at their property near Red Bluff. It's fun to photograph on personal property. We love new locations and are willing to photograph pretty much anywhere so if you've got a special spot don't be afraid to ask us to photograph there! We are
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Prompted by Thomas Sowell in today's paper, I finally caught up with this Victor Davis Hanson piece ("Two Californias") that Bruce blogged last month. I'm familiar with the increasingly Tobacco Road landscape Hanson describes around his old family farm near...
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Look, a new dishwasher. While you might think that the foreclosure crisis, or at least the REO
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are plausible, taint, willingly.Damaged HeartsThat he responded to her flirtations – well, actually initiated the small talk entirely – great pleased Sylvia Plaach.Even more so, when she considere
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“Plan ahead” has been my mantra throughout this column, but when traveling with an infant it’s vital. Here are some tips to help make infant globetrotters more comfortable. 1. Before you travel consult your pediatrician. Your doctor may have tips that address your baby’s specific needs or health issues. 2. Don’t c
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From the Shasta Courier newspaper of 6-5-1875: "The ponderous fifty-foot wheel of the Dry mill still performs its unceasing revolutions and now, in the twenty-second year of its existence, performs even more labor than during its first. Leech & Duncan...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open: Night skiing closed. Temperature: 24 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Variable. Visibility: Good. Depth: 50 inches at base, 98 inches at top. Snow surface: Machine groomed packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 22 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Plowed and sanded, but i
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A judge this morning set preliminary hearing dates for a Southern California man accused of keeping his niece away from her parents for 31 days late last year.
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"What Schwarzenegger did Sunday is why so many Californians hate their politicians." Dan Walters, unloading both barrels....
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A Redding man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder this morning after police say he hit his 8-year-old son with a baseball bat while the boy was lying on his bed at his downtown Redding home.
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We caution most folks that homes should be looked upon as residences, not investments. Still, investors do buy real estate. And if you choose not to be a real estate investor, and instead take the widely repeated advice to buy and hold equities, you may be subject to a lot more volatility than the “common wisdom
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The reprieve from the rain continues today as the north state will bask in another day of sun. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 57 today in Redding with an overnight low of 35. There is a dense fog advisory for southern portions of the Sacramento Valley. The fog is expected to burn off after 10 a.m.
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It’s one of the great ironies of Redding. It’s a city blessed with a spectacular bike and pedestrian trail network along the Sacramento River. It’s a place surrounded by seemingly endless numbers of mountain bike trails. However, the city itself is an awful urban environment for riding a bike or walking. A new citizen
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Q: Is olive oil better for me than butter? A: Butter has an unhealthy halo due to the saturated-fat content; we know that saturated fats are bad for our heart health. Olive oil, on the other hand, has a healthy halo due to its unsaturated-fat content, and we know that unsaturated fats are good for heart health.
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Gov. Jerry Brown managed to bring remarkably good humor to his inauguration Monday, despite shouldering what will certainly be a thankless task over the next few years. It must be the sense of perspective.
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Victor Davis Hanson’s quietly chilling article, “Two Californias,” in National Review Online, ought to be read by every American who is concerned about where this country is headed. California is leading the way, but what is happening in California is happening elsewhere — and is a slow poison tha
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Eight Shasta County officials, including a new district attorney, were sworn into office at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.
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A fight between roommates left one Redding man bleeding from the head Tuesday after he was hit by a samurai sword’s scabbard.
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Long before she volunteered in Calcutta, India, went whitewater rafting in Alaska in her 70s or taught art and horsemanship at Shasta College, Elizabeth Freitag was a Colorado farm girl.
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A museum is probably the last place most people would expect an indie-rock concert, but adults are welcome to a night of art, alcohol and appetizers this evening at Turtle Bay.
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Although the third annual Sundial Film Festival is still two months away, Monday is the last day to submit photographs and movies to judges.
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The Redding Rancheria Community Fund has awarded $86,000 to 30 local organizations.
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There is no doubt that Scott Harrison of Hayfork is an outstanding football player, but he will soon establish himself as the school’s all-time leading scorer on the hard court.
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Davis Crane scored 14 points, Nolan Brickwood made 12 points and Matt Dellevoet added 11 points to earn the Shasta Wolves a 61-33 win over Las Plumas on Tuesday in their first league basketball game.
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Newly-appointed Redding Mayor Missy McArthur has called for more decorum on the dais.
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After little discussion and no public input, the Shasta Lake City Council voted Tuesday night to allow medical marijuana collectives to sell rolling papers and pipes.
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If you're talking the now-defunct Zimbabwean note in that denomination, about 18 dollars US on eBay. Click here to make a bid. Here's what $100 trillion dollars looks like:...
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A reported assault by sword in east Redding turned out to be much less serious than expected. At around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, Redding Police officers rushed to a home on Irwin Road after a 911 caller reported a man had been attacked by another man wielding a sword. The caller said the victim was bleeding badly, and the
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A shot accidentally fired through the wall of a Red Bluff apartment last week opened an investigation that has led to two arrests and the recovery of a large cache of stolen goods. Just after 5 o’clock on Wednesday the 29th, Red Bluff Police were called to the Brickyard Creek Apartment Complex on Walnut Street afte
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Highway 299 in Trinity County was closed for blasting Tuesday at the site of a rock slide near Junction City. The slide, which occurred on December 18th, blocked about half the roadway approximately 2 miles east of Helena. A Cal-Trans geologist determined that the slide left a rock overhang and the slope needs to be cut
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A 19-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested today in connection with a rifle shot being fired on Dec. 29 from a Walnut Street apartment that struck an unoccupied car, police said.
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If I'd shaken my pedometer every time I heard or read someone -- letter writers, online commenters, council candidates --- complain about how the City Council was "wasting $50,000" on Measure A and Measure B last fall, I'd be dominating...
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Way back when, Jerry Brown was the governor who declared himself a born-again tax cutter and made Proposition 13 work. Sort of. While property assessments and taxes remain capped under the rules passed under 13, there have been consequences ---...
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A Redding man was left bleeding from the head after being hit by a samurai sword’s scabbard Tuesday during a fight with his roommate.
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Traffic is clear this afternoon on Highway 299 East near Nick’s Grill in Bella Vista after a two-vehicle wreck that blocked more than half of the road.
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Highway 299 two miles east of Helena near Junction City in Trinity County has reopened in both directions after being closed for about two hours while crews did blasting in the area, the California Department of Transportation reported today.
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January 3, 2011  2:33 P.M. Case# 11-514, 11-515, 11-518, 11-534 & 11-586 On Monday, January 03, 2011 at approximately 2:05 PM Cpl. Aaron Maready conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation at the AM/PM Store, 2070 Churn Creek Rd. A passenger in the violator vehicle immediately exited the vehicle
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A driver sustained fatal injuries in a crash on Placer Road Monday afternoon. At about 20 minutes after four, the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and collided with a tree. The driver, 62-year-old Edward Allen, was declared dead at the scene. The crash occurred off Placer Road near Frontiersman Drive, which i
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After a series of vehicle thefts in Redding, a suspect was eventually taken into custody Monday afternoon on Oasis Road. 26-year-old Joshua Mason was a passenger in a car stopped a little after 2 o’clock on Churn Creek Road. He walked away, ignoring the officer’s request to stay. A half-hour later, he reporte
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An early-morning hit-and-run victim was undone by his ill-gotten burden, according to Redding Police. At about 20 minutes after five Tuesday morning, Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy John Ruiz was driving on Airport Road south of Meadowview Lane when he saw 21-year-old Jerry Coe Gibbs lying on the roadside. When Redd
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A Somes Bar man is accused of shooting his girlfriend. Last Thursday, 42-year-old Eugene White and his girlfriend were at his home in the midst of an argument when she got into her vehicle and apparently was trying to bump him with the car. White was armed with a 30-06 deer rifle, and allegedly fired one round through th
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A Dorris man was arrested last week after allegedly trying to burn down the house where he’d been staying, and his host with it. 50-year-old Arlef Weaver had been staying temporarily at a man’s home, and was told he would have to move. That apparently didn’t sit well with Weaver, so last Wednesday he re
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We like the Waverly neighborhood. It’s a pleasant enclave of older homes in circle of streets all named Waverly. Like any older neighborhood around here, it’s a mixture of housing of different levels and ages. We like it, but we f
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It is on today's story about the new downtown courthouse in the works: Has anybody else noticed how many great things this country built, such as Shasta Dam, before all of our money started going for machines of war? Now,...
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Okay, so this one is in Red Bluff, not actually Redding. But this opportunity was brought to our attention today at our staff meeting. What a deal. If our area
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A SUV left the road and hit a light pole this morning in front of Big Lot’s on Hilltop Drive in Redding, according to initial dispatch reports. The wreck was reported at 10:05 a.m.
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Any brides to be wanting to attend an incredible wedding show?? We will be at the Cal Expo this Sunday from 10-5. It's the biggest show in Northern California and worth the trip to Sac! We will be in the very first room right after registration so drop in to see us with amazing discounts for you wedding day!
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Thank you, all you Soft Boy fans!!!!! You have given my New Year’s resolution  – to concentrate more fully on my dolls — a quick ride toward success. I will be creating these dolls in January. Crazy, funky, cool. Jesus Quintana from The Big Lebowski! Stevie Wonder number two. One of my favorite musicians
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open: Night skiing closed. Temperature: 21 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Variable. Visibility: Good. Depth: 65 inches at base, 98 inches at top. Snow surface: Powder and packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 17 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Plowed and sanded, but icy. B
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The 6 train, the Bronx to the Brooklyn Bridge.The sway of the train is lulling me to sleep. The cab is warm, nearly full. Instead of closing my eyes and turning
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Two pieces of legislation based on the case of Shelby Lyn Allen become law this month. Excerpt from a piece in today's Sacramento Bee: Six months before 17-year-old Shelby Lyn Allen died of alcohol poisoning, she penned her last words...
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Here's your chance to learn Shasta County history in a comfortable and relaxed classroom setting. Beginning February 2, 2011, I'll be teaching Shasta County history once again - this time at Simpson University. Simpson now has new and unique month-long...
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Restoration work began in 1922 in an attempt to stop the erosion caused from the lack of trees and grasses that were killed by the toxic fumes from the Keswick, Coram and Kennett smelters. The first experimental project consisted of...
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It took crews about 45 minutes to move a cement pump truck that had stalled this morning on Branstetter Lane west of Highway 273 in south Redding.
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A 21-year-old man who police believe had just taken a cart from Kent’s Meats & Groceries on Airport Road in Redding was the victim of a hit and run this morning near Meadow View Drive.
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It will be another day of sun with seasonable temperatures in the north state. After a morning of patchy frost, the National Weather Service forecasts a high of 53 today in Redding. The overnight low will be 27. The National Weather Service has posted a dense fog advisory for parts of the Sacramento Valley this morning.
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What: Opening Reception of "Female Creature: Exploring & Revealing the Full-Spectrum Woman" When: Friday (Jan. 7), 5 - 8 p.m. Where: Liberty Arts, 108 W. Miner Street, Yreka, CA 96097 Contact: 530.842.0222, libertyartsyreka.org Liberty Arts is excited to announce the opening of Female Creature, a group art exhibit featu
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What: Music at the Bohemian Art Loft - Matt Scallion Jazz Trio When: Friday (Jan. 7), 8 p.m. Where: Bohemian Art Loft, 3304-B, Bechelli Lane, Redding, 96002. Recently returned drummer Matt Scallion is joined by two of Redding’s finest: saxophonist Jeff Jones and bassist Bruce Calin. Start your year with a fine evening of
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Last June while wandering through San Francisco’s Chinatown, Femme de Joie and Amico del Signore stopped in at Vital Tea Shop (see here for details). We bought some tea and on our way out, asked Jason, the proprietor, for a recommendation on a good place to eat. When he asked us, “What do you feel like having? [...]
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As the California Republican Party heads into a much-needed rebuilding year, still reeling from the huge losses it endured while other Republicans were winning big in most parts of America, it is once again whistling past a graveyard.
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Really, this is what all the shouting was about?
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In 1911: Al Rogers was in the process of opening a first-class bar, complete with a marble front on Market Street in Redding. Workmen commenced making alterations on the building. When finished, $5,000 of fixtures and furnishings will have been installed, making it one of the most elaborate in town.
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Less than three years after the California Department of Transportation spent $23 million to repair the Pit River Bridge, construction will begin today to fix its joints again.
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Police chased a man through a large swath of Redding for nearly two hours Monday afternoon as he reportedly stole two cars, fought with residents, broke into a home and attempted to force his way into another.
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Redding has lined up purchase deals for three of five private properties needed for a new courthouse downtown.
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With space tight at its existing clinic and demand for services on the rise thanks to the economic downturn, the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Redding is expanding.
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A longtime unsuccessful Redding political candidate is accused of forging the city’s seal by posting bogus code enforcement letters on his neighbors’ mailboxes.
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Emergency workers reported Monday afternoon that a person died in a one-car wreck on Placer Road near Frontiersman Drive west of Redding.
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The Anderson City Council tonight will consider one of the most stringent ordinances controlling the cultivation of medical marijuana in Northern California.
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Thousands of California businesses, including more than 450 in Shasta County, are at risk of being assessed a fee on past due liabilities beginning in 2011.
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A longtime unsuccessful Redding political candidate is accused of forging the city’s seal by posting bogus code enforcement letters on his neighbors’ mailboxes.
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Jerry Brown's inaugural address -- interesting stuff. This part is entirely too true: With so many people out of work and so many families losing their homes in foreclosure it is not surprising that voters tell us they are worried...
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Kyle Cameron Hanson, the son of Sharyi and Michael Hanson, was born in 1995 with Pierre-Robin Syntax and Pyloric Stenosis. Kyle underwent several surgeries as an infant and had a tracheostomy tube in place until he was 2 ½ years old. He was subsequently diagnosed with ADHD, Asperger Syndrome and Early Onset Bipolar Disorde
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A driver sustained fatal injuries in a crash on Placer Road Monday afternoon. At about 20 minutes after four, the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and collided with a tree. The driver, whose name is not yet available, was declared dead at the scene. The crash occurred off Placer Road near Frontiersman Drive,
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After a series of vehicle thefts in Redding, a suspect was eventually taken into custody Monday afternoon on Oasis Road. The suspect was stopped a little after 2 o’clock in an apparently stolen vehicle near the intersection of Dana Drive and Churn Creek Road, and apparently fled on foot. Shortly afterward, an attem
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A 70-year-old woman from Douglas City had to use various means Monday morning to guide a Highway Patrol Officer to where she was trapped in her upside-down vehicle. Just before 8am, Kathleen Donham was eastbound on Highway 299 heading down the hill from Buckhorn Summit. The temperature was below freezing and the road was
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An Anderson man and a Redding woman were caught looting a burned home in Red Bluff, according to police. The house at 825 Lassen Avenue sustained major damage in a fire on New Years Eve. A little before 10:30 Monday morning, Tim and Jennifer Disney were standing outside their burned home when they thought they heard some
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Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant, ANewsCafe.com and HawkMan Studios invite you to the ArtHop After-Party Live Music by Muletown Extended Reception for Paintings by Raette Meredith Vintage Wine Bar Late-Night Menu What: ArtHop After-Party Where: Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant, 1790 Market Street, Redding, across from the
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Rescue crews are being sent this evening to a reported head-on traffic accident on Deschutes Road north of Dersch Road.
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Andrew Meredith, of the IBEW Local 340, sent an Op-Ed my way today countering a recent editorial about charter cities and prevailing wage. He points to a labor group's website with alternative arguments. This one from the union-friendly Economic Policy...
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RED BLUFF - A Redding woman and an Anderson man were arrested Monday after they were found inside a fire-damaged home, police reported this afternoon.
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RED BLUFF - A Redding woman and an Anderson man were arrested Monday after they were found inside a fire-damaged home, police reported this afternoon.
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A 62-year-old Redding man was killed today when his speeding car went off Placer Road near Frontiersman Drive, repeatedly overturned and hit a tree, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.
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The family of a mentally challenged Redding man is seeking the public’s help in trying to find their missing relative after he walked away Saturday from his Kisling Road home off Airport Road.
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Here’s a late ’90s beauty located not far from Churn Creek where it runs by Gold H
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We've all heard the phrase..."there's something about a man in uniform". For those who have done nothing more than enjoy the view, there is a lot more to consider before making a decision to be a part of all
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Master Didjeridoo artist Paradiso & Rasamayi perform a Sound Healing Concert in Red Bluff on Saturday, January 22nd and a workshop on Sunday, January 23rd. A truly awesome event!
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The Smith family awoke to a white New Year's day.
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Outstanding Chapter Leader of the Year Announced by Local Psychotherapist Association (Redding Regional Chapter-Calif Association of Marriage & Family Therapists)
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Jack Reiser will present the program "The Annual Reiser (Carbonated) Tour – 1938 to 1968 at the downtown Shasta College University Center at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 15th. The Shasta Historical Society is hosting the program and invites the public to attend.
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Police rammed a stolen pickup in North Redding this afternoon, ending the chase of a suspect who reportedly carjacked two cars and had attempted to steal another.
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Jerry Brown is governor of California again, and I have a positive feeling about his administration. I never, ever thought I would write those words. A little more than two months ago, I complained about both candidates for governor and their insipid campaigns. However, Brown’s inauguration earlier today, January 3, made
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It looks like we will finally get a few days to dry out. This morning's satellite picture shows that the low pressure area has moved through southern California and the weaker offshore low pressure area is moving southward. High pressure is building over the Pacific Northwest and along the northern California coast. This
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The skies over Red Bluff were aglow New Years Eve from two hot structure fires that broke out at almost the same time. At around 3:30 Friday afternoon, Red Bluff firefighters were called to 825 Lassen Avenue, the home of Tim and Jennifer Disney and their three teenagers. A blaze had started in the garage and spread into
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The “Avoid the Six” anti-DUI crackdown wrapped up it’s Winter campaign Sunday night, and DUI arrests are up slightly in Shasta County, while Tehama County saw a significant increase. Shasta County’s 70 arrests compare to 68 in 2009, while Tehama County’s 21 arrests in 2009 increased to 32. A
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A Corning teenager says he tried to break up a fight at a house party, and was stabbed for his troubles. The incident occurred at a large New Years Eve party being held on Blackburn Avenue near Marguerite Avenue in Corning. At around 12:30am, Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene. 19-year-old Th
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A New Years Eve illegal fireworks launch led to the arrest of a Red Bluff man. About ten minutes into the new year, Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the area of Belle Mill Road on a report of shots fired. When they arrived, deputies could see fireworks going up from the north end of Lindauer Lane. Wh
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L.A. Now Observed carries a spot-on toon by Steve Greenberg:...
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So you want to dance like the stars? Start the New Year off learning to dance. $1 per person - per lesson; Sign in 15 minutes before each class. What: $1 Dance Lesson Workshops Presented by A Step Ahead Dance Studio When: Sunday (Jan. 9), 12 to 4 p.m. Where: Old City Hall 12 - 1 [...]
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What: Open Auditions at The Bohemian Art Loft When: Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 8 and 9), 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Bohemian Art Loft, 3304-B, Bechelli Lane, Redding, 96002. The Theater Lab at The Bohemian Art Loft announces auditions for Spring 2011 and Fall 2011 productions. Plays by Eugene Ionesco, Jean Giraudoux. Call 229-7
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Democrat Jerry Brown was sworn in Monday as California's 39th governor, returning to the office he left 28 years ago but inheriting a much different and more troubled state than the one he led then.
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Wow, if we saw that, we’d take a picture too. We’ve selected this home for sale to post just because we like the picture of the backyard view
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open: Night skiing closed. Temperature: 23 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Variable. Visibility: Good. Depth: 68 inches at base, 98 inches at top. Snow surface: Powder and packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 24 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Plowed and sanded, but icy. B
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Here's an amazing story: It has long been believed that modern humans emerged from the continent of Africa 200,000 years ago. Now Tel Aviv University archaeologists have uncovered evidence that Homo sapiens roamed the land now called Israel as early...
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California native plants have a well-deserved reputation for being tough and spunky, but they can be beautiful too. Here's a year-long plan for enjoying the flowers, berries, textures and forms of native plants.
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Shasta College/UC Master Gardeners offer suggestions for plants to use at Whiskeytown Cemetery gravesite.
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The advertising on the photo claimed this huge dredger was smooth-running and efficient. It operated in Clear Creek approximately two miles north of downtown French Gulch. It took twelve men 28 days to erect it on the site. Workers began...
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January 1, 2011  5:00 AM CASE# 11-51 On Saturday, January 1, 2011, at 2:17 AM, officers of the Redding Police Department were dispatched to a reported disturbance in a parking lot on Hilltop Drive just north of Dana Drive. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male on the ground bleeding from the head. The investigation rev
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December 27, 2010 10-85331 On Monday, December 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm, several citizens called the Redding Police Department to report a white male armed with a knife at the intersection of Dana Drive and Victor Avenue. Officers responded and contacted the victim, Jeremiah Pollard. Pollard told officers the white male suspect
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The California Department of Transportation will replace five expansion joints on the Pit River Bridge near Bridge Bay beginning Tuesday, restricting traffic to two of four lanes, CalTrans representatives said.
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If you can't get enough of Alana Burke (her opinion column runs monthly in the RS) and/or if you want more opportunities to heckle her, starting at noon today on KCNR 1460 AM she's kicking off a five-day-a-week hourly radio...
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Well it's been an amazing year and we just got back from taking a nice winter break. We are finally slowing down a bit and will start posting a bunch of work that we have done over the past few months. It's been a blast and we look forward to what 2011 has to offer! Here is a senior that came to us all the way from the Bay
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A New Year’s party turned violent in Tehama County when a 19-year-old man was stabbed after attempting to break up a fight, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office reported today.
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The Bee describes a budget that can't make his fellow Democrats happy: The broad set of budget cuts that Gov.-elect Jerry Brown will propose in the coming days would touch nearly all Californians, eliminating local redevelopment agencies, shrinking social service...
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Last month I blogged about a reader of the Chico paper airing her frustration that Wally Herger hadn't answered her repeated queries about the financial condition of Social Security. Today I got an e-mail from Herger press agent Matt Lavoie...
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Ice on the road caused a vehicle to spin and roll over on Highway 299 West near Hoadley Peaks Road, the California Highway Patrol reported this morning.
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Our "Dance Project" maestro who ran away with Cirque du Soleil. Excerpt from the Daily Times of PA: "I had many reasons for wanting to travel with Cirque. First of all, I love the attitude and artistic diligence of the...
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Chilly mornings followed by clear, sunny days is on the menu for the first week of the new year. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 54 today in Redding with a north wind blowing around 6 miles per hour. The overnight low will be 28. Mornings this week will feature patchy frost before 10 a.m.
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What: Mercy Hospice Offers Grief Support Group for Children When: Beginning Wednesday (Jan. 5) and running weekly through Feb. 9; 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: Free Location: Mercy Hospice, 1544 Market Street in the Market Street Promenade Mercy Hospice is offering a six-week grief support group for children ages 8 through
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For me, the Pink House Chronicles, Doni’s story of renovating a house that was built the same year of her birth, is a wonderfully appropriate story for someone re-building her own life. We all applaud what she is trying to accomplish. Lucky for me, I get to be a part of the team working on [...]
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There is a new momentum building across the West that is taking many forms, but has a common theme: “Treat the Forests and Save our Communities.” The impetus is coming from rural Americans who have been played like pawns in a chess game over how the federal forests surrounding their communities are being mana
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Californians have heard endless talk in the past year about public-sector pensions, their painfully rising cost, and the need to tweak formulas and retirement ages to keep the expense from swallowing state and local governments.
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This time last year, this column presented a brief retrospective of the previous 10 years and concluded that, overall, it should be called the lost decade. In the past two years however, the president and Congress have enacted sweeping legislation addressing the country’s problems. In the coming two years there is,
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A north state drug enforcement team saw a tenfold increase in the amount of OxyContin pills agents seized in 2010.
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In 1910: A settler tank, which flowed the refuse of one smelter furnace at Coram, exploded from an accumulation of gas that could find no outlet. An attempt was made to put another furnace into operation, but it was found to be out of condition. As a result, the company was forced to lay off some of its workers.
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Snow and ice on the highways across the north state mean people should pack more gear into their cars and trucks to be prepared for wintry weather.
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Law enforcement agencies in Shasta County have arrested fewer people on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol so far this holiday season than in 2009.
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Law enforcement agencies in Shasta County arrested fewer people on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol so far this holiday season than in 2009.
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Leigh remains our most interesting child. Which is a feat, considering how strange all three of our girls are. Not to go all Baby Boomer, but she's definitely the George to Claire's and
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Real estate is inextricably entwined with population. This National Geographic video features illustrative graphics which put our planetary population in perspective. Worth a view.
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I am starting the new year absolutely dedicated to making Soft Boys as often as possible. My personal list is growing everyday and requests keep coming in. That makes me so very happy. ♥ Tomorrow I’m sending out Mick Jagger number four! He will go join his new caretaker  in Massachusetts. He is by far the most [.
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A 1636 sqft house on 1.89 acres for under $50K? My how times have changed. Why so cheap? If you’re thinking, “say, there must be a catch,” we can only reply, “ya think?” We don’t know what it is, but we can
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Law enforcement agencies in Shasta and Tehama counties arrested more people they suspect were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol over the New Year’s weekend.
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A slleepy Honey Bandit Hi Hope ya'll had a good night last night. Honey Bandit ran and played and had a good time yesterday, for about 15 minutes or so. It was heartwarming to watch him playing. We were wondering...
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Today’s high should be around 50 degrees, cooling down to a low of 36 degrees tonight. Forecasters predict a 40 percent chance of rain today, most of which would fall before 10 a.m. By afternoon, expect light winds and partial sunshine. Tomorrow should be 51 degrees and mostly sunny.
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  For more on this sad story, read Marie Stadther's piece, Are Christmas Trees More Advanced Than Us? 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 ournalist Doni Greenberg, is the place for people cra
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In Biden-esque terms, the violation of national security and the subsequent release of private diplomatic cables by Wiki-Leaks founder Julian Assange was a big “F’in” deal. The scope of the leak and the media’s coverage brought the news home to most Americans. The TSA grope-fest also made national
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Marriage. Baby showers. Graduations. Funerals. The Superbowl. The welcoming of a new year.
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Bottom line on the Martin Luther King Jr. Center: It’s about the kids.
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When I retired from my tenure as a columnist last year, my daughter relayed the news to my grandson, who promptly picked up the phone and, in his most serious 7-year-old voice, said: “Grandma, I hear you’re tired.”
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If intuitive appeal were enough to make a technology viable, the prospect of spinning an electricity-generating turbine by burning the methane gas that landfills burp out would be the recycling idea of the century.
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Strolling empty-handed into Costco, we’re never sure what we may be hauling out. It seems like there is always a surprise somewhere in that store. Fran was reminded of this a few days ago when she went in for a couple of simple items and came out loaded heavy with precious memories.
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Andrea, here. If only my computer could wrestle the mouse from my fingers, I have a feeling it would have a few choice words with me. If it could stop me from opening that link, or downloading that “great new application,” I’m sure both of us would be much happier. In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, I bring y
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Now that 2011 has begun, I thought it would be useful to highlight some of the most memorable columns as a way to say goodbye to the old and ring in the new.
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If you’re flying in or out of the Northeastern United States this week or trying to fly this column comes too late. The more than 5,000 flights canceled in New York’s three airports alone left layover passengers stranded for days. Most couldn’t get their checked bags. Worse, some passengers were trapped in planes t
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I often used to play Scrabble with my family, especially with my father. He bought me books like “Word Power Made Easy” so I would do better on my SAT, and didn’t realize I would become a formidable adversary.
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Austin Morris saw the potential when he moved his business north to Shasta County from the Bay Area. Ultimately, his company, Wesflex, ended up in a new 52,000-square-foot building in the Shasta Gateway Industrial Park in the city of Shasta Lake. (Wesflex is currently under new ownership and is known as Trenchless Pipe.)
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Dear Readers: Last school year, two teenage panelists from Straight Talk wanted to make the world a better place. Michael Kelleher and Sawyer Cole took their idea to the Capitol and stood persistently in front of lawmakers until it passed. “Jarrad’s Law” goes into effect Jan. 2. It requires anyone under 21 who wants
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One of the headlines in the newspaper Christmas Eve was, “Last Minute Shoppers Mostly Men.” I pointed it out to Travis with a grin that morning as he headed out the door to wrap up his Christmas shopping. In his defense, he was finishing up a graduate class and working all the way up to Christmas, so Christmas Eve was
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Bea Herbaugh was born Dec. 27, 1910, in Lehigh, Iowa. Beah is the oldest of 16 children and the only one still living. She weighed only 2 pounds at birth and her head fit into a teacup and she slept in a shoe box. Bea was raised in Nebraska. She moved to Missouri, where her first four daughters were born. Then she and her
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West Coast Swing is an entertaining and creative dance style. It combines the fun of a lead/follow partner dance with an individuality that allows for playfulness and creativity.
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Will McClain has, among other things, been an IBM executive and an Episcopal priest. He’s also raised sheep and cattle at his Siskiyou County ranch in Big Springs, where he and his wife, Sally, have lived for nearly four decades. Along the way, they’ve raised four children.
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Elana Hay, owner, Elana @ The Velvet Loft
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Many begin the new year with resolutions to change personal behavior(s). Unfortunately we often find good intentions derailed by conflicting desires. As comedian Steve Martin once said, “I’d do anything to look like that guy. except eat right and exercise.”
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Call them brave or crazy, but about 30 people rang in the New Year on Saturday by jumping into the chilly waters at the Redding Aquatic Center.
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One of Redding’s newest residents doesn’t know his story is a special one.
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One of Redding’s larger employee unions has agreed to a new labor contract containing significant concessions on retiree and health insurance benefits.
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Redding police arrested a woman early Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges after she allegedly struck her boyfriend with a car.
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Here comes the sun.
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The new year will see some familiar faces returning to the Shasta County district attorney’s office.
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Today in History: Jan. 2, 2011
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Shasta County Superior Court Judge Molly Bigelow won’t be presiding over any criminal cases filed by the Shasta County district attorney’s office when her uncle Stephen Carlton takes over that office.
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Gets elected governor of Nevada. Read Brian Sandoval's Wikipedia entry here. Excerpt: Prior to his service as a federal judge, he served as the Nevada Attorney General, the youngest chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission and a state legislator. Sandoval...
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A consistently unsuccessful Redding political candidate was arrested New Year’s Eve on an outstanding felony warrant.
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Little Aiden Patrick Phen was the first baby born at Mercy Medical Center this year. He arrived at 12:37 a.m., and weighed in at 6 lbs. 1 ounce. He was welcomed by his proud Redding parents, Dr. Irene Kan, 31, and her husband, Dr. Alfred Phen, 39, both of whom are dentists. Kan works for Access Dental in [...]
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The seeds of much of the spring and summer garden are sown in the short days and early evenings of January’s wintery span. Perhaps these are the figurative seeds of ideas and plans sown in our gardeners brain by beautiful holiday garden books and the winters batch of seed catalogues that inspire us. Perhaps they [...]
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This video reminds us why we like Redding. It snowed here, New Year; just a dusting. All melting already. Meanwhile in much of the rest of the nation: Lovely video, but are you thinking of a new place to live? Think Redding California.
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In 1887, John Nottleman purchased land on West Street in Redding just a stone's throw away from the Shasta County Courthouse and built a house, barns for his milk cows, and established Nottleman's Dairy. His daughter Emma is sitting atop...
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The California Department of Transportation has listed the following traffic conditions as of 11 a.m.
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May 2011 bring you health, happiness, and prosperity!...
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Law enforcement in Shasta and Tehama counties have arrested 12 more people on suspicion of driving under influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Redding police this morning arrest a woman on suspicion of driving under the influence and other charges after she allegedly ran over her boyfriend.
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1/1/11. The day is prime. What sort of REO home is FDotD on this binary event? It’s nobody’s McMansion, to be sure. We see that as a sign. A good sig
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A Garden Grove man suffered a broken leg this morning after crashing his big rig.
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Shasta County residents will awaken this morning to a fresh, albeit thin, layer of snowfall.
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In the new year City Councilman Patrick Jones hopes to educate Redding voters on the benefits of switching from a general law city to a charter or “home-rule” city.
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The dawn of a new year is as dreary as a champagne hangover without a glimpse of something better on the horizon. Thus our resolutions to drop 10 pounds, pick up our socks or drink a little less bubbly.
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Decades ago, I was a reporter in Albany, N.Y., working for a newspaper at the foot of a hill that could be ascended only with huffing, puffing, knee endangerment and sweat unless you employed a trick.
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What: Music Night at the Bohemian Art Loft When: Thursday (Feb. 3), 7 p.m. Where: Bohemian Art Loft, 3304-B, Bechelli Lane, Redding, 96002. Open invitation to musicians – all genres, all instruments - to share their music and jam. No censorship. Audience welcome. Donations are requested and refreshments will be served.
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Here’s a list of what’s open and closed today in observance of New Year’s Day: Mail: No delivery today. Redding Area Bus Authority: Buses not running today. Theaters: Open. Newspaper: The Record Searchlight will be closed today. Newspapers should be delivered by 6 a.m. The circulation department will answer phones fro
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Jean Berlinghoff, a slim 15-year-old with long dark hair and large blue eyes framed by dark lashes, sat on a wooden bench outside her Redding home, where the lighting was better for television cameras, but where the winter air was chilly. She laughed and said she was anxious to get inside, because her feet were cold. O
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RED BLUFF - Two structure fires here Friday kept firefighters busy, but a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said no one was reported injured in either one.
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The attorney representing north state tea party groups continues to disagree vehemently with proposed rules that would regulate those wishing to set up booths or hand out fliers outside the Redding Library.
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North state weather buffs, water watchers and lake lovers will remember 2010 as the year the rains returned.
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Two structure fires here today kept firefighters busy, but a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said no one was reported injured in either one.
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Some area builders worry rules requiring fire sprinklers in new homes will hike the price of a house and further depress an ailing market.
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RED BLUFF — A new sheriff and supervisor are among nearly a dozen Tehama County officials who will be sworn in Monday.
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An 18-year-old Anderson woman will ride on a float in today’s Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.
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This site is up for archival purposes only. New posts about Redding California real estate are at this link [reddinghomesblog.com]
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Redding area residents will have no lame excuses for driving home drunk Friday night. Two separate programs offering free rides home for inebriated drivers and their vehicles. For the twentieth straight year, Twin View Towing will be offering the free tows within a five mile radius of Redding. That program runs through N
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A person was killed Friday afternoon after a traffic collision in Los Molinos. The collision occurred on Tehama Vina Road at Sherwood Blvd. about 3pm Friday afternoon. The CHP said that details of the crash are not immediately available.
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2 people were taken into custody overnight for driving under the influence, as the the “Avoid the Six” winter DUI crackdown continues. Redding Police arrested 34 year old Kao Chey Saechao, while the CHP arrested 25 year old Patrick Whiting. Officers have arrested 50 people in Shasta County since the crackdown
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One person died this afternoon in a car wreck in Tehama County.
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"rthx" guessed it correctly as the Nottleman family at their house on West Street. Congratulations "rthx" on your win. Thought this one would be a real stumper. I'll post the Nottleman history tomorrow. Our winner has won a $10 gift...
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An 18-year-old Anderson woman will ride on a float in Saturday's Tournament of Rose Parade in Pasadena.
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Buz’s Crab is a Redding institution. We are lucky to live within a reasonable radius of a truck drive to the coast for fresh Dungeness Crab. Buz’s always has fresh plenty of fresh seafood. Consequently, this is a very popular tradition around here, making for a tasty but crabby finish to the old year. Happy N
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The attorney representing north state tea party groups continues to vehemently disagree with proposed rules that would regulate those wishing to set up booths or hand out fliers outside the Redding Library.
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What: Surrogate & Stormtroopers: Independent Music and Art After Hours at Turtle Bay When: Wednesday (Jan. 5), 7 p.m. Where: Turtle Bay Exploration Park Catalyst-Redding Young Professionals kicks off its winter trio of Indie Element events, featuring independent music, film, art and culture the First Wednesday of every
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A couple of days ago someone threw out two beautiful cats at my house. There're about four or five months old and exceptionally beautiful. One is long-haired silvery and the other looks something like this:They are very, very scared. I can't approach them at all.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open, night open. Temperature: 9 degrees. (Confirmed.) Skies: Clear. Wind: Light. Visibility: Unlimited. Depth: 68 inches at base, 98 inches at top. New snow in the past 24 hours: None. Snow surface: Powder and packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 24 groomed. Lifts open: Three and sur
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We crossed another threshold today at 270 bank and government owned homes up for sale in our local Shasta MLS today. A new record.
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Who is this family and where did they live? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java and an award...
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It's Paul Westerberg's birthday.He, of course, was the lead singer of arguably the best rock band of all time, The Replacements.He's a fantastic songwriter, which elevated the boys from Minneapolis - brothers Tommy and Bob Stinson and Chris Mars - from a wannabe punk band into something more.Much, much mor
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Peter Sander, co-author of Cities Ranked & Rated, was the call-in interviewee on KCNR this morning and guest host Nick Webb asked him, given his research, what are the drivers for an area's economic growth. Among those he listed were...
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There's a good chance of rain or even snow falling in Redding this New Year's Eve. The National Weather Service says this morning's frost will give way to a 30 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 47.
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My grandmother was an example of what our Lakota relatives mean when they say that an elder is more than just an old person.  Her wisdom was the product of a life lived deeply, rather than merely lived a long time. I can still hear her voice reminding me that “God gave us two ears [...]
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Most people don’t remember Obamacare’s notorious Section 1233, mandating government payments for end-of-life counseling. It aroused so much anxiety as a possible first slippery step on the road to state-mandated late-life rationing that the Senate never included it in the final health care law.
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The year 2010 was a gloomy one by most standards.
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In the 1960s black teens were not welcome at the local teen center. At their bidding, Mrs. Isaac Lowe made a valiant address to the City Council for a black youth center in the neighborhood. The cost of such a building in a very small community was beyond the budget for the city and the request was denied.
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It’s not often the Patriots have an off shooting night.
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A recurring theme takes the stage when the Foothill and Enterprise boys basketball teams battle — experience.
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Cal-Hi Sports came out with its final football CIF state rankings on Monday.
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Foothill High School wrestler Chase Boontjer took first place this week in the 145-pound weight class at the Sierra Nevada Classic Tournament in Reno.
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Lehigh Cement plant in Redding earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 Energy Star for Superior Energy Efficiency.
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A former Shasta College employee who was arrested in October on suspicion of embezzling $31,000 in cash from the school’s cafeteria has pleaded guilty to a single count of felony embezzlement.
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Despite seeing fewer seasonal volunteers, the Redding Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign brought in more than $102,000 this holiday season, topping donations from 2009.
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Eight people were hurt Wednesday afternoon when a pickup and a Jeep collided on icy Highway 89 just south of Ski Park Highway near Mount Shasta.
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Today in History: Dec. 31, 2010
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As the noise of the band saw grew at Trinity River Lumber Co. in Weaverville on Thursday afternoon, so did the crowd of workers.
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New Year's Eve closures
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Bill and Kathy’s, the landmark Dunnigan stopover for north state residents traveling Interstate 5, is closing on New Year’s Eve, ending a 63-year run.
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A lawsuit alleging illegal water and sewer rate increases by the Dunsmuir City Council may be dropped now that members of the group that initiated the lawsuit are on the council.
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Ten hours after her 31-day disappearance with her uncle ended, a Redding teen told a detective that her father forced her to drink alcohol and fondled her as punishment in fall 2008.
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The worst recession in generations continued to hollow out the north state economy in 2010, even if the economic contraction officially ended back in mid-2009.
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Anderson's proposed medical-marijuana ordinance is by far the strictest I've seen in these parts. You can't grow outdoors. You can't grow indoors. You can grow in an enclosed accessory building, but not just in any old shed -- you'll need...
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Joe Matthews writes a very smart piece about the larger forces at work that have left the state with a deficit just as staggering as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leaves office as he saw when he came in. The gist: These...
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New Year’s resolutions tend to war with wintertime malaise. Resolution urges you to work out. Malaise suggests that you linger in bed. But there’s good news for those of us torn between these impulses. A number of newly published studies offer compelling reasons to get out and exercise on the one hand, as well as [...]
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A day after her 31-day disappearance with her uncle ended, a Redding teen told detectives that her father forced her to drink alcohol and fondled her as punishment in fall 2008.
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Q. What New Year’s resolutions would you suggest to your faith community? What resolutions have you made? The New year has already arrived. Happy New Year to the world community. May 2011 be your best year ever. I wish you health, prosperity, joy and peace in the new year. Guru Gobind Singh blessed the Khalsa nation, sayi
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At the Guardian, George Monbiot writes that heavy snow in London or New York might indeed have roots in a warming planet. Huh? How's that? Well, for starters, you've got to look at the whole weather map. The global temperature...
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A RABA bus was involved this afternoon in a collision on Court and Gold streets in Redding, but no one was injured, emergency dispatchers reported.
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No one was injured after a car was struck by a bullet at a Red Bluff apartment complex. Officers were called to the Brickyard Creek apartments on Walnut Street just after Five o’clock Wednesday evening. Residents reported hearing a single gunshot. The bullet struck an unoccupied Chrysler P-T Cruiser. During their i
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Shasta County’s “Avoid The Six” campaign against drunk driving will be holding a DUI and drivers license checkpoint in Redding Thursday night. Three additional arrests for DUI have been made in Shasta County in the past 24-hours. Since the campaign began on December 17th, 48 people have been arrested f
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Cal Fire announces a round of year-end promotions, including that of Shasta County's fire warden and local unit chief: Doug Wenham, Assistant Northern Region Chief Chief Wenham, of Redding, began his career with CAL FIRE in 1982 as a seasonal...
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President Barrack Obama works out at Marine Corps base then visits with military dependents while still in his workout clothes.
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I gave up the whole notion of New Year’s resolutions decades ago. After years of having my best December intentions fade to dust by the end of the first week of January, I stopped making promises. But I still feel that pre-New Year’s urge to overindulge just one last time before January’s diet, even though I [...]
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1. The Indie Element 7 p.m. Wednesday at Turtle Bay Museum, 840 Auditorium Drive, Redding. Features live music by Surrogate, an evening viewing of “Out of This World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television,” a stormtrooper photo booth, food courtesy of CR Gibbs American Grille and beverages for purchase.
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If artist Anastasia Nelson had to choose only one medium, it would be painting. Painting can be more emotional than a photograph and there is more room for artistic license, she says. But she also is an award-winning photographer, “painting with light.” Photography freezes time for an eternity and helps us see our histo
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It’s been a holiday tradition for generations of north state residents – fresh Dungeness crab from Buz’s Crab in Redding.
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Bill and Kathy’s, the iconic Dunnigan stopover for north state residents traveling Interstate 5, is closing on New Year’s Eve, ending a 63-year run.
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The last week of the year always seems to be the most sentimental, especially this week as we watch the first decade of the century come to a close.
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From a torch-lit parade down the snowy slopes of Mt. Shasta to some Vegas-flavored casino glitz in Corning, there is no shortage of ways to ring in the new year in the north state.
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The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat notices the rising gas prices -- and talks to analysts who think we're just getting started: Gasoline at $4 a gallon by Memorial Day? At $5 in 2012? With pump prices well over $3 a gallon...
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Apparently we can’t repeat often enough just how attractive bank owned multifamily 2-4 units should be to any potential or existing real estate investor. Not only can you buy this revenue generating income property with the ridiculous
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open, night open. Temperature: 28 degrees. Skies: Light snow. Wind: Light. Visibility: Limited. Depth: 68 inches at base, 98 inches at top. Snow surface: Powder and packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 19 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Terrain Parks Open: Revolution Terrain P
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It came into being in 1872 when the railroad arrived and laid out the new town and named all the streets. Before that, the area where the town was laid out was known as "Poverty Flat." The photo was taken...
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Law enforcement agencies cracking down on motorists they suspect of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol made four more arrests Wednesday in Shasta and Tehama counties.
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Eight people were hurt Wednesday afternoon when a pickup and a Jeep collided on icy Highway 89 just south of Snowman Hill near Mount Shasta.
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Bill and Kathy's in Dunnigan. After 63 years the Strong family is throwing in the towel, blaming motorists' changing eating habits. From the Bee: ...The restaurant, with its beige vinyl booths and views of farmland and the Dunnigan Hills, is...
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The northern Sacramento Valley will see a crisp late December day today after a frosty start. Expect an even colder night tonight. Afternoon temperatures across the valley floor will peak around 49 degrees under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. The average high in Redding on this dat
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Serene is what I feel when reflecting upon my visit with Rodney Thompson, the December 2010 winner of the monthly ARTAZINE painting contest. His expansive home and studio have been modeled to mirror the sense of calm that epitomizes the artwork and lifestyle of the artist. Rodney’s winning image was of a Christmas tree ad
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After an evening of celebrating the arrival of the New Year, get outta town to Humboldt County for a leg-stretcher around the Arcata Marsh. Get some fresh air and spend a quiet afternoon looking for waterfowl, shorebirds and wading birds. This annual New Year’s Day event is led by naturalist Jenny Hanson. The Arcata Marsh
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Red Bluff are asking for the public's help after a rifle was fired from inside a Walnut Street apartment and the bullet struck an unoccupied car just after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
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Five Patriots scored in double figures as the Liberty Christian boys basketball team throttled Maxwell 92-65 in the semifinal of the 26th annual Liberty Classic Invitational on Wednesday.
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Tournament time isn’t as much about wins or losses, but how you win or lose.
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The Shasta High School boys basketball team beat Elk Grove 56-33 on Wednesday at the Oak Ridge Tournament in El Dorado Hills.
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In prep basketball, one player can’t do it all.
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The Los Angeles man accused of keeping his Redding niece away from her parents for 31 days pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to nearly 100 felony sex-related charges.
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Shasta Regional Community Foundation awarded $252,924 to 22 organizations in Shasta, Siskiyou, Modoc and Tehama counties this Fall.
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In 1910: James Childwater, a miner who had lived on his mining claim at Copley for 17 years, went wildly insane and was roving the country in a dangerous deranged condition. A few attempts to capture him and render him helpless by people living in this vicinity proved unavailing and the task was turned over to Sheriff Montg
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A Shasta Lake man who was accused of assaulting five students and brandishing a knife at an end-of-the-year school carnival in June was sentenced Wednesday to 120 days in jail.
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The city of Anderson will start the new year without a parks and recreation director.
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Christmas has passed, but the seasonal greenery lingers on in many homes.
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Redding has granted Cypress Avenue Bridge construction crews a New Year’s breather.
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Welcome, if you’ve just arrived. Redding Homes Blog has been posting for years, and you can see searchable Redding Homes Blog posts archived at the link. Our new host promises to be much faster and more capable. I write about real estate subjects, and
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Most victims of “cramming” don’t even realize it — they aren’t supposed to.
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For America’s Founders, freedom of speech was so vitally important that it was given — along with freedom of religion and the press — primacy of place in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights.
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Mr. Speaker, please don’t.
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When JoAnn Rahlves of Redding checked her latest phone statement, she noticed her bill had doubled, jumping more than $30 based on three charges — two of which were for an online voice mail service she said she and her husband never ordered or used.
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George Will hits the heart of the real dilemma when it comes to global warming. Today, about half of America's and the world's electricity is generated by coal, the substance that, since it fueled the Industrial Revolution, has been a...
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This year I'm taking Christine Kane's advice. Kane is a singer-songwriter, and, according to her website: "Mentor to Women who are Changing the World." Kane suggests that instead of making (and breaking) resolutions, we choose a single word for the year - a "word that can guide you to take action." She explains it eloquen
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Even if they had some kind of informal agreement to lift their pension caps if the IRS granted a waiver, these top-level University of California employees really aren't going win themselves any friends by suing for even fatter retirements. But...
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While Charles Berlinghoff appeared in court today on the 31-day disappearance of his teenage niece, new details have surfaced in a separate case against his brother Jacob Berlinghoff, who faces charges of sexual misconduct stemming from an alleged 2008 incident involving a minor. An investigative report on Jacob Berlingho
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Red Bluff police are investigating the death of a six-month-old infant boy.
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Pacific Gas and Electric customers are being offered valuable incentives this winter for reduced gas usage. The annual Winter Gas Savings program gives customers an automatic bill credit when gas usage is reduced during the months of January and February. Officials say simple steps can be taken to reduce gas consumption
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A Corning man was arrested Monday afternoon after being found in possession of stolen property. Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a broken down vehicle on Gyle Road near Corning about 1:20 PM Monday. Upon arrival Deputies found a broken down pickup. Deputies reportedly also found several chain l
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Rolling Stone snags an interview with Shasta County's favorite local musician, in Washington for the Kennedy Center Honors. Is [Bill Clinton] a big fan of yours? Well he said he was, and he never lied to me [laughs]. It was...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open, night open. Temperature: 30 degrees. Skies: Snow showers. Wind: Light. Visibility: Limited. Depth: 56 inches at base, 98 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 and surface. T
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Two more arrests have been made for driving under the influence as Shasta County’s “Avoid The Six” winter crackdown on drunk driving continues. Most recently, 63-year-old James Grigg of Anderson was arrested for DUI and 22-year-old Tim Whitted of Cottonwood was also arrested for driving under the follow
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The man accused of keeping his 15-year-old niece from her family for a month was in court Wednesday. 44-year-old Charles Berlinghoff’s pled not guilty to the numerous sex related charges he faces. The disappearance of Berlinghoff and his niece led to a massive and widespread search effort. When they left Redding on
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Today’s FDotD is about 4.5 miles out Gas Point road. Terrific schools nearby. Looks like good sized parcel for the money. It might be one of those hard to ph
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A Caltrans worker escaped with only minor injuries after the loader he was operating went off an embankment, and landed in the Klamath River. The worker was using the loader to clear a rock slide on Highway 96 Wednesday morning, when for unknown reasons, the loader careened off an embankment. The unidentified worker had
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A wreck just west of the Shingletown store that partially blocked westbound Highway 44 has been cleared from the road.
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According to this 1939 newspaper article, the money from the city-owned gold mine was a real help. I think it would be great if the city could somehow find the mine once again and put it back into operation. There's...
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The Los Angeles man accused of keeping his Redding niece away from her parents for 31 days pleaded not guilty this morning to nearly 100 felony sex-related charges.
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This letter, arriving in the in-box last night, is in its way the oddest I've seen in 2010. How about a strip club in Redding? Or somewhat on the outskirts. Is this a bad idea? Would it ever get the...
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Law enforcement officers in Shasta and Tehama counties made three more arrests Tuesday in an ongoing holiday crackdown on driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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Here's something nice to read from the Bee: The Central Valley's fall chinook salmon run surged back strongly this year, but probably not enough to bring the prized fish back to menus and markets in big numbers. Each major hatchery...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are buckle, evade, wedge. The JourneyHe stands at the edge of a vast field, swaying gently. Wearily.The earth here has been tilled, right up to the man’s scuffed and dust-caked military-styled boots
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Fire destroyed a shed on the 2200 block of Waldon Street just south of downtown Redding early this morning.
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The northern Sacramento Valley could see some showers today in the wake of Tuesday's storm -- and even snow showers above 500 feet this evening. The National Weather Service pegs shower chances at 40 percent today and 30 percent tonight. Any snow that falls in the lower foothills would fall tonight, when temperat
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Most everybody (speaking of you who will admit to it) is doing it, so why is it so difficult to talk about? Well, we're talking now -- about masturbation. We do realize that sexuality exists from birth to death, right? There is no specific age which indicates the beginning or the end for our sexual lives. As [...]
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A refreshing mixture of fruit, juice, and frozen yogurt for a meal on the go.
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Q: If I drink too much on New Year's Eve, are there any remedies that will help me feel better on New Year's Day? A: The various symptoms of your average hangover -- headache, dry mouth, nausea, exhaustion -- all come from different effects that alcohol has on your body. Many symptoms can be lessened by eating a
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The Constitution of the United States begins with the words “We the people.” But neither the Constitution nor “we the people” will mean anything if politicians and judges can continue to do end runs around both.
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The traditional rap on America’s space program was that the billions of tax dollars devoted to NASA’s moon shots, interplanetary probes and orbiting telescopes could be far better spent on down-to-Earth needs.
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The Hornets are starting to figure out how to play into their strengths.
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There is a reason why Patriots’ guard Hannah Womack will be playing basketball for a Division I program next year.
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Despite missing a game because of a concussion, his second of the season, Green Bay Packers quarterback and Pleasant Valley High School alumnus Aaron Rodgers threw for 404 yards and four touchdowns in leading his team to a 45-17 wipeout of the New York Giants last week.
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The Redding Christian girls basketball team knocked off Forest Lake Christian 56-41 in the Falcon Christmas Tournament on Tuesday.
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Data released Tuesday by state health regulators show that Shasta County residents are more likely than others in the state to be hospitalized by a number of ailments that could have been prevented through better access to health care, though some of the ailments could have been avoided through better lifestyle choices.
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RED BLUFF — With just a swamp cooler, the little storefront library in Los Molinos used to get so muggy in summer they’d have to shut it down some days.
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The Record Searchlight will celebrate the first class of the 20 Under 40 program at a cocktail awards reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the McConnell Foundation.
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Six Manton residents are homeless after a fire swept through their mobile home Christmas morning.
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It’s that time when many of us resolve to make big changes in the coming year. Out with the bad old stuff and in with the promise of the new. We’re going to get healthier, richer and happier. We’re going to gain new skills and go better places. That’s the idea anyway. Of course, by [...]
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Police and medical personnel are responding to Market Street just south of the Sacramento River tonight for a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle.
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Julian Assange, take a back seat. War profiteering, political attacks in the media, a French playwright, whistle blowers, one a founding father and another a French transvestite The Silas Deane Affair had it all. Silas Deane was the first American...
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Redding Electric Utility workers tonight are responding to Middleton Lane, south of Harnell Avenue in Redding for a report of downed power pole blocking the road.
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A mud and rock slide that blocked traffic tonight about a half mile west of Ingot on Highway 299 has been cleared.
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The Department of Transportation is screening big rigs for chains tonight on Interstate 5 at Fawndale Road about 10 miles north of Redding.
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A 71-year-old woman from Shingletown was injured in a broadside collision on Highway 44 at Millville Tuesday afternoon. At about 1:20, Thomas and Catherine Courtemarche were eastbound on the highway in their Cadillac sedan. Mean
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Redding-area residents will have no lame excuses for driving home drunk on New Year’s Eve. No money for a taxi? Don’t want to leave your car behind? Neither of those excuses will work because there are two separate programs offering free rides home for inebriated drivers and their vehicles. One program, which
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Contractors are continuing work on a rock slide on Highway 299 in Trinity County. The slide, which occurred on December 18th, blocked about half the roadway approximately 2 miles east of Helena. A Cal-Trans geologist determined that the slide left a rock overhang and the slope needs to be cut back flatter and the materia
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As of 6am Tuesday morning, six more people have been arrested for driving under the influence in Shasta County, as the “Avoid the Six” Winter crackdown on drunk driving continues. Since the campaign began on December 17th, 43 people have been arrested for driving under the influence in Shasta County. In 2009,
Hey, we've come to expect Nevada's economic-development types to pull this kind of stunt, but from Humboldt County it is simply un-neighborly: For himself, [Humboldt County conservative activist Chris] Crawford said that he believes we should be sending trade delegations...
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Two vehicle slide outs and a big rig stuck in the snow are blocking traffic this afternoon on Highway 299.
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Wow, the Bee's word-cloud has got to sting. I still like the guy, myself, but the guy who ran promising to tear up the state's credit card and end the crazy spending? Well, the bottom line is he didn't. All...
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Traffic on Highway 299 about five miles east of Big Bar was blocked this afternoon because of a rock slide, the Department of Transportation reported.
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Highway 44 and 89 motorists must chain up to cross the higher passes.
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Former California State Inspector of Assisted Living Facilities offers free placement services for persons in need of assisted care. Knowledgeable, professional, compassionate and confidential. Education includes Bachelor of Science, Social Science. Extensive training with geriatric clients. Senior Citizen Advocate.
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Local Psychotherapist Lisa Jellison, licensed marriage and family therapist, receives recognition as "Chapter Member of the Year."
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Great conditions and live music at Mt. Shasta Ski Park New Year's Day.
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A woman was reportedly standing in the center divider this afternoon trying to wave down Interstate 5 traffic just north of 4th Street after her car or truck rolled into a ditch.
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A blog reader asked where the Quartz Hill settlement was located. Sorry to say I'm not sure of its exact location. The above 1870s era map gives a general location of where it was. This is what I know: Gertrude...
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The following is a list of organizations with year-round needs featured at different times in the Record Searchlight's Volunteer Opportunity of the Week: Agency: Another Chance Animal Welfare League Volunteer Opportunities: Fostering animals, working in thrift store, transportation, fund-raising, adoption events, clerical.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Go to www.wonews.com or subscribe at wonsubs.com. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES SMITH RIVER — The river was blown out until Wednesday when it became “plunkable,” but driftboat fishing got started on Thursday and was excellent for wild and hatchery steelhead averaging 10 to
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It’s easy enough to say the mess that is this state’s budget has little impact on ordinary Californians other than furloughed state employees or many of the elderly and infirm who have lost government-paid in-home care.
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Quartz Hill was one of Shasta County's original 1849 Gold Rush settlements. By the time Christmas, 1854 arrived, Quartz Hill City, as it was called then, was a very active place. Quartz Hill was supposedly named for a round hill...
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What: Shasta County Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Meeting When: Jan. 5, 5:15 p.m. Where: Shasta County Mae Helene Bacon Boggs Conference Center, 2420 Breslauer Way, Redding A regular meeting of the Shasta County Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (MHADAB) will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 20
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As of 6AM Tuesday morning, six more people have been arrested for driving under the influence in Shasta County, as the “Avoid the Six” winter crackdown on drunk driving continues. Since the crackdown began on December 17th, forty three people have been arrested for driving under the influence in Shasta County
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open, night open. Temperature: 30 degrees. Skies: Overcast. Wind: Light. Visibility: Limited. Depth: 50 inches at base, 84 inches at top. New snow in the past 24 hours: None. Snow surface: Powder and packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 22 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Terra
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Our subject today is a 4/2 in the popular Candlewood subdivision. Built in 1989, this home is about 1431 sqft, and resides on a lot of about 65′ x 120′.
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Law enforcement agencies participating in the "Avoid the Six" campaign against driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol report making few arrests so far this holiday season than last year.
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Today could bring heavy rain and gusty wind to the greater Redding area and thick snow to the higher mountains. The National Weather Service has posted a number of advisories and warnings for the north state to convey the seriousness of the incoming storm. However, forecasters have downgraded some of these warnin
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The Cascade Theatre has felt the pinch of the recession over the past two years, yet somehow managed to remain barely in the black. North State residents (like people all over the country) seemed to be getting pretty picky about what they’d spend their hard-earned extra dollars on. But along comes the current season, and
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The Shasta Family Justice Center (SFJC) has received a $5,000 grant from The California Endowment (TCE). The funds will be used for the day-to-day operations of the center that works with victims of family violence. TCE thanked the SFJC for its efforts to create a healthier community. The SFJC is a one-stop help center for
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The pre-Christmas announcement of the coming closure of Jefferson State Forest Products’ mill in Hayfork would be a rough blow for the long-struggling old timber town in any circumstances.
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The 26th annual Liberty Classic Invitational Basketball Tournament kicks off for both the boys and girls today at Liberty Christian High School.
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It’s still December, meaning preseason tournaments are winding down.
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In 1910: The city of Redding was making plans to be rid of all undesirable characters beginning the first of the year. The edict was made by City Marshal Seng, who said he and his deputies were giving notice to the shiftless and degenerates that their presence would no longer be tolerated.
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Two north state men were arrested Monday, their vehicles impounded, after they tried to drive away from the Shasta County Courthouse after having been advised earlier that their driver licenses had been suspended, a spokesman for the Shasta County Avoid the Six campaign said.
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Food stamp applications hit a record high in Shasta County last month, forcing the county to hire 10 new employees to handle the increased case load.
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The paperwork seemed endless for Tom Chandler and Nancy Swift of Mount Shasta.
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Robert Russell, an educator who implemented and spearheaded sports and educational programs at several schools as an administrator, teacher and coach in Redding, died Saturday. He was 89.
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Dunsmuir City Manager Jim Lindley thinks the old railroad town is finally on track to getting a safe, dedicated trail to Mossbrae Falls.
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Another blustery blast of valley rain and mountain snow will hit the north state today.
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Astronauts working side-by-side with firefighters? Not exactly, but NASA, the nation’s space agency, has formalized an agreement with California’s state fire department in the hopes that space-age aerial reconnaissance technology may be soon be used more to battle the state’s wildland fires.
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Redding Police are trying to locate a suspect accused of threatening another man with a knife. The suspect, a white man about 30 years old with curly blond hair and wearing a green flannel shirt, is believed to be a transient. We’re told he was confronted by Jeremiah Pollard, who lives on Dana Drive. Pollard appare
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For the Shasta County “Avoid the Six” drunk driving crackdown, it was a pretty quiet weekend. Although 4 were arrested Saturday, there were no DUI arrests on Sunday. The Avoid Task Force came at their targets from a different angle Monday morning with a courthouse sting. Thirteen people who had court dates we
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It may not seem like mountain dwellers would give a lot of thought to the risk of floods. For some Trinity County residents, though, flooding is very much a concern. The New Years Eve flood of 1997 washed away large areas of Highway 299 along the Trinity River, and fouled drinking water supplies for several days. It may
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Redding police are looking today for a man who allegedly threatened another man with a knife and then chased after him.
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No more incandescent light bulbs? What? As if that’s not bad enough, I heard this from Doug La Malfa’s Facebook page. This cave I’ve been living in really is insulated from the outside world.For those three or four of you who might be as sheltered and clueless as I apparently am, here’s the deal:
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The father of a girl who was missing for 31 days has been released from jail after being arrested last week. 33-year-old Jacob Berlinghoff was taken into custody Thursday night on a felony warrant for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14, annoying a child, and sexual battery. According to the Shasta
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A knife-wielding man was arrested Friday in Redding after reportedly threatening to harm a number of people. Officers were called to the area of the boat ramp at Caldwell Park in Redding around 4:30 Friday afternoon. 30-year-old Christopher Chilton reportedly began his unprovoked attacks on passersby after someone attemp
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Two teenagers have been arrested in connection to a number of burglary and vandalism cases in the Burney area. At around 7:30 Christmas morning, Sheriff’s Deputies and CHP Officers were called to the Jehovah Witness Church in Johnson Park due to a report of two teenagers trying to hide something in the brush. Once
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Early Christmas morning, as many still had visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, an altogether different vision was taking shape at a Red Bluff home. An 18-year-old man from Manteca was reportedly beaten up after an 1
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An ugly surprise greeted a number of Red Bluff residents Christmas morning as 15 tires were slashed on the same street. Michael Casey, a resident of the 700 block of Ashmount Street, made the discovery and called police just before 9am Saturday. It was soon learned that a total of eight vehicles in the area had slashed t
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Sunset Oaks boasts really nice modern townhomes on the eastside of Redding. They seem well built and have nice kitchens. The development includes a community pool.
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A Jan. 31 arraignment date has been set in Shasta County Superior Court for Jacob Daniel Berlinghoff of Redding, 33, who was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of sex-related charges.
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What: Join the Jim Dyar Band at the Vintage Wine Bar When: Friday (Dec. 31), 6 p.m. Where: Vintage Wine Bar, 1790 Market St. in Redding. The event (Friday, Dec. 31) kicks off with jazz by the incredible Flat Five at 6 p.m., followed by the Jim Dyar Band at 9 p.m. The evening also includes [...]
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***COLDER WEATHER BY THE END OF THE WEEK*** Click here for latest infrared satellite animation Click here for latest water vapor satellite animation Another low pressure trough is now moving onto the west coast.  This system will spread showers and possible thunderstorms across northern California today.   Snow levels wi
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open, night open. Temperature: 26 degrees. Skies: Overcast. Wind: Light. Visibility: Limited. Depth: 50 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 and surface. Terra
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Feeling creative over Christmas, I recorded this ambient piece I titled Rails. A little over 8 minutes. I hope you enjoy it. Rails by
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This house was built in approximately 1854 on Main Street in French Gulch two doors up the street from Frederick's miners' supply and general merchandise business. The business is still there today - 156 long years later - now known...
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A Manteca man told Red Bluff police he was beaten early Saturday morning by a man who had come home to find him in bed with his girlfriend.
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The Redding area will likely see a break from the rain today. But it probably won't last long. The National Weather Service calls for a 40 percent chance of rain this morning, mainly before 10 a.m. Rain chances return after 10 p.m. tonight. The valley presumably would see a half-day's worth of dry weath
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Whoever said, “Location, location, location” is the key to success obviously never set foot inside Racha Noodle. Housed in a forgettable mini strip mall where California Street careens into South Market, this first restaurant opening by five Thai sisters (who also operate 5 Thais on Dana Drive) defies modern business mo
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A 1997 Ford F350 driven by Daniel Duralia was added or updated in the DragTimes.com drag racing database running a 14.560 @ 90.230 MPH.
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December 21, 2010 2:15 pm 10-81129 On December 8, 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 kidnapped her and stole her vehic
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The north state dodged the damage from the extraordinary pre-Christmas storms that hit Southern California last week.
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London’s Heathrow is an object lesson in how not to run an airport, and Europe’s vaunted high-speed rail system isn’t looking so hot either.
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Sometimes the local government staff I have the pleasure of working with say the darndest things. Prior to giving a speech on civic participation for a group of city and county employees north of San Francisco, I chatted with a county volunteer coordinator about her job.
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Having lost their partner in a planned methane-fueled mini power plant at a local landfill, Shasta County officials now hope to build a $1.5 million methane burner to get rid of the greenhouse gas.
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It was an ugly day Sunday to go shopping in Redding.
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Today in History: Dec. 27, 2010
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What: Winter Fun for the Holidays at Lassen Volcanic National Park When: Beginning Sunday (Dec. 26) Where: Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center The popular ranger-led snowshoe walks will again be offered from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center near the park’s southwest entrance beginning December 26. “Bring your friends and
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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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Holistic (Alternative) Services offered
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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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