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January 15th, 2011

Six people suffered varying injuries in a traffic wreck tonight on Hartnell Avenue after police said the driver was impaired while texting on his cell phone.
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The reported closing of California Décor in the space formerly known as the Mall in downtown Redding got me to thinking...when you drive by the north and south entrances to the newly christened "Market Street Promenade," there's no signage telling...
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A telephone pole is down in the roadway on Cloverdale Road at Oak Street in Anderson after a vehicle jackknifed it.
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We tried. We looked where we thought it was, but it is still eluding us. We will return. Don't know when, but we want to wait for the river to be a little lower. A lot of people showed up...
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Old Shasta has been a popular spot for senior photos for years. It's that old rustic charm that is unique to it's location that seniors are drawn too. There are so many cool structures there that just make for awesome backdrops. Looking to book a session at Old Shasta? Give us a call to book today! It's great any season eve
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And it's only mid-January. It comes from Howard Kurtz, former media columnist for The Washington Post now with the Daily Beast: When I conducted the telephone interview for my Nov. 27 article on California Rep. Darrell Issa, my unambiguous understanding...
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Motorists should prepare for 15-minute delays on Pit River Bridge for about the next two weeks. More here.
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Starting early Monday morning, January 17, Caltrans will begin the process of reducing traffic on I-5 to one lane for each direction and shifting it to one side of the bridge.  The new configuration should be in place by noon, then construction crews will begin work on replacing the expansion joints.  When traveling throu
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What: Oaksong Music Society presents Chuck Brodsky When: Friday (Jan. 21), 8 p.m.; door opens at 7:30 Where: Bernie's Guitar, 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA Cost: $15. For tickets, call Bernie's Guitar, 223-2040. Redding's favorite returns for an evening of songs and stories. More information here. The Oaksong Music Societ
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Expect a week of sun and warmer temperatures with a two-day interruption of the possibly of rain.
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That’s the conclusion of this article about Facebook by John Dvorak, a columnist I often agree with. Coincidentally, local blogger Marc Beauchamp brings up the point
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"So, how do you get around in New York without your truck?"It's the question I get most often. It's an easy answer.I walk.And take mass transit - the subway mostly, but I will ride a bus on the odd
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Today's the day I've been waiting for at least 15 years! We'll (myself, Dave Freeman, Steve Hartman, Tom Keefer and others) be down at the Sacramento River searching for the locomotive. Our only mission is to FIND it. That's all....
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The social networking site has boomed while the US economy has gone in the other direction. Is there a connection? This analyst has done the charts. Excerpt: Corporations, of course, have increasingly used Facebook to tout their offerings, at the...
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This is an excellent breakdown of how politicians across the nation have blamed public employees for the economy and turned citizens against their teachers, firefighters, and police officers. It is exactly the strategy used by the Redding City Council majority to demonize their own employees.
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Washington, D.C.'s traditional power bar, the dark, mahogany-lined watering hole in the Mayflower Hotel, is closing after a 62-year run, to make way for a spendy shirt store. The Wall Street Journal profiles the storied Town & Country here. Definitely...
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This one is on just over an acre located on the western edge of Redding city limits, and wa
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Here’s a video remix featuring the voice of Carl Sagan. Remixing Carl seems to be a popular internet phenomenon. The videography on this one is really lovely in HD. We Humans Are Capable Of Greatness from physicisttv on
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If you are like me, you love your tools. If you don't love your tools - you should. Every gardener needs tools that they love - that help them to accomplish their many gardening tasks with relative ease and the least amount of discomfort. They should have a handful of tools that are well-made, good [...]
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Is Redding doomed to be an economic development basket case? I’ve been musing on this since I heard Peter Sander interviewed on a local talk radio station around Christmas. Sander is co-author of Cities Ranked & Rated.
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The public events and appearances of China’s communist leadership are tightly controlled and scripted with nothing left to chance, which is why the surprise the Chinese military sprung on President Hu Jintao is both shocking and alarming.
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For the Hornets, it was another pounding of an Eastern Athletic League South team.
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PALO CEDRO — First round goes to the Cougars.
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There’s still time to participate in Sunday’s Redding Marathon as sign-ups will be accepted until about an hour before the race.
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Day Two of the Western Division of the EverStart Series at Lake Shasta is down to 10 pros, four of whom are locals.
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Wednesday’s victories on the hardwood were good starts for the Knights basketball teams, but there is a long way to go.
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The notion that the City of Redding should pay for the flood insurance of residents who live in the south area is ludicrous. In Sacramento, for instance, not only do the residents pay for their own flood insurance, their property taxes are assessed in proportion to their property’s risk of flooding. These taxes are used t
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January is traditionally the wettest month of the year in the north state.
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Q: My wife is formerly from Ohio. In a recent conversation between her and my stepdaughter (visiting for Christmas) they said that Ohio sometimes requires convicted DUI drivers to display a different color license plate. I thought this was an interesting approach and thought you might like to comment on it. Here are a coupl
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It's been a difficult few years for homebuilders like Jerry Wagar.
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The Dunsmuir City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss a lawsuit filed by members of a citizens' group who are now on the council.
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A Redding man is claiming Shasta County sheriff's deputies wrongfully arrested and brutalized him after he called 911 last summer to report that his neighbor assaulted him.
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge Friday ordered Anderson police to give the Shasta County district attorney's office a copy of its internal investigation of rape allegations against a former Anderson officer. The investigation led to his arrest and cost him his job.
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Redevelopment has been one of the most dynamic forces in Redding's construction industry for decades — for better or worse.
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To expand its online retail presence, California Décor Store in downtown Redding is closing its doors after nearly seven years in business.
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In 1911: Big improvements were planned on Yuba Street's Swasey Building. The upstairs and downstairs were to be dramatically changed to meet the requirements of the tenants while William Kosmos planned to make his Oyster Grotto on the ground floor into a modern restaurant. He planned to spend $1,500 to make that possibl
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Another store is closing in the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding.
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Redding Police are investigating a possible strong-arm robbery. At around 1pm Friday afternoon, a woman who lives on Bond Street, near Enterprise High School in east Redding, told officers that three juveniles of about high school age were smoking something in her backyard. When she confronted them, they reportedly pushe
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A number of local residents have apparently been falling for what’s become a fairly common computer-age scam. Numerous complaints have been received by the Shasta County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit about a scheme being perpetrated on the Craigslist website. Pictures of a legitimate local real e
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The head of the most powerful court of law in the western United States will be coming to Redding for an ACLU event. Judge Alex Kozinski is Chief Judge of the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals, which meets in San Francisco and is the largest of the nation’s 13 Courts of Appeal. The Ninth Circuit Court has made many
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Dormant spray is a way to go after pests and diseases that overwinter on trees and shrubs.
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Master Gardeners offer tips on pruning olive trees.
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Carbon monoxide detectors sound the alarm when the deadly gas, which can't be seen or smelled, is present. A new state law will require them in most existing homes.
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The hotel name is Southern's and the first person to correctly name it is "toe2toe" who guessed it at 9:06 a.m. Congratulations toe2toe. And thank you everyone for playing. Also thank you to River City Java for providing our winners...
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Outdoor enthusiasts can gain free access to both the Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area this weekend in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Admission fees will be waived January 15th through the 17th and Americans are encouraged to enjoy one of their parks. Other fee free dat
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The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program will be presenting information on Medicare for 2011 and the community is invited to attend. Improvements to Medicare, premiums, co-pays, and deductibles for medicare will be discussed. The presentation will be held January 19th at 6pm at the Shasta Regional Conference
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Shasta County’s Youth Peer Court is recruiting volunteers to serve as jurors and youth attorneys in juvenile court proceedings. Volunteers learn about the criminal justice and legal system, gain public speaking skills, and help restore justice to offenders and their victims. Youth volunteers are needed between the
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Up to $2500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who stole a chalice from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The chalice is silver and gold with ornate engraving and has a small plate that it sits on. It was taken on December 17th between the hours of 10am and 3:30pm. Anyon
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The Redding City Council faces a fairly light agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting. At the Council’s request, a lesson has been put together by City Attorney Richard Duvernay concerning the differences between a “general law” city, such as Redding, and a “charter” city, as defined by the
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Kathleen Donham, Douglas City
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Redding police are investigating this afternoon a reported strong-arm robbery near Enterprise High School.
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Here’s a unique property. Prior listings say it had more than one structure and thus 2 wells, and 2 septic systems. It’s listed here as bank owned
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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: 47 inches at base, 81 inches at top. Snow surface: Machine groomed packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 16 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Plowed and sanded, but icy
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Did you take my advice and break away from the football games on television last weekend? If you did, you’re welcome. If not, there’s still hope for you this weekend. The tube will offer another 14-plus hours of “must see” football once again this Saturday and Sunday, and that doesn’t count the endless pre- and [.
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The urban look has been very popular this year for senior portraits. This photo was taken at our studio in our urban zone. I love how his eyes are just peircing through the gate. We are booking our spring sessions already so if you want a prime spot, it's time to call! 223-5456
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What is the name of this once-famous hotel? 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....
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This is the engine that's lying down there somewhere in the bottom of the Sacramento River. For the longest time I've called him "J. C. Kellogg" because that is the way his name is spelled in our local history books....
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It's Thursday night, and I am sitting here thinking about how far Honey Bandit has come. From that tiny little guy who could not stand up or lift his head for the first three weeks, to the amazing eating machine...
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Basically, the theme here is bacon.Lots and lots of bacon.And gluttony. There's lots of that, too.There's a new cooking episode every Tuesday. Subscribe.(Thanks to Tom S. for pointing this silliness out.) Epic Meal Time, your Video Friday:"Breakfast of Booze""Fast
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The appliances in this Redding REO came from a nationwide vendor. Fixed-up REO homes sell faster, and for signifi
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No cage fights at Win-River Casino for me this weekend. My squeamishness probably dates of the impressionable age of nine, when I watched a boxer essentially killed on live TV. Back in '62, every week millions of TVs, including ours,...
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Redding residents should see mostly sunny skies today and a high temperature near 61 degrees, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Although it also should be mostly cloudy tonight with a low around 41 degrees, Saturday’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high near 62. There’s a
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January 13, 2011    7:55 PM CASE# 11-02673 On January 13, 2011 approximately 3:38 PM, Redding Police Officers responded to the Safeway store at 2275 Pine Street in Redding regarding a reported armed robbery.  When officers arrived, they spoke with the victim, Dylan Roachcarr, 25 years, of Millville, CA.  Roachcarr told
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What: 2011 Shasta County High School Juried Art Competition Deadline: February 25 Exhibit Dates: March 18 through April 16, 2011 The Shasta County Arts Council is gearing up for our Annual High School Art Competition. This show is open to all Shasta County High School students grades 9-12. Teachers, get your students involv
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What: Booths Available for All About Women Fair Deadline: Jan. 25 Where: Shasta District Fairgrounds Contact: Sherry Iverson at 244-5919 or AllAboutWomenFair@gmail.com We are sending this letter as a reminder about our upcoming Soroptimist International of Anderson-Cottonwood’s sixth annual All About Women Fair. We would
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• I must be a memorable guy … I’ve been going to the same restaurant in San Francisco for over 30 years …usually the same waiter … The last time I was in he said, “you look familiar, been in before?”… Nope, first time … that big-tipping, back flippin’, clap you on the shoulder kinda [...]
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Redding will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with a host of activities starting with the traditional bell-ringing ceremony at Old City Hall.
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Sometimes all a team needs to get back on track is one win.
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Wes Swafford's electrifying 10-second, one-punch knockout put an exclamation point on Rogue Warrior Cage Fights' inaugural mixed martial arts event at Win-River Casino in September.
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Last week I mentioned a few major storylines that missed the cut for top 10 local sports stories of 2010, and I promised I would give you a few things to keep an eye on for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year.
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The first day of bass fishing in the Western Division of the EverStart Series at Lake Shasta is done, and local pros hold four of the top six spots.
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Sometimes all a team needs to get back on track is one win.
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A group of north state historians is set to scan a Sacramento River sandbar Saturday in search of a locomotive that slipped off a ferry and into the river more than a century ago.
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With larger economies in a slump, local economies are focusing on their agricultural sector for growth. Supporting locally grown food can promote healthful eating as well as boost these economies, and the Growing Local Coalition wants to spread that message in Shasta County.
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Here's what's closed and open Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
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In 1911: People were gathering signatures on a petition to ask the Legislature to pass a law making landlords have their bedsheets a certain width and length, which would eliminate them having to sleep with their toes protruding from beneath the bed clothing because of the short comings of the sheets.
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Avanti Travel will hold its fifth annual TravelExpo from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Red Lion Hotel in Redding on Hilltop Drive.
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Anchor Blue, a young adult clothing and accessory chain based in Corona, is going out of business after nearly 40 years, the company announced Thursday.
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Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to slash library funding to help balance the state budget could gut adult literacy and hurt other programs in Shasta County.
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Redding police were looking for a man who reportedly robbed a Millville man Thursday in the parking lot of Safeway on Pine Street.
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A Sacramento law foundation warned federal wildlife managers this week that it plans to sue over their protections for a beetle found along creeks and rivers in Northern California.
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What: Joel Salatin Speaking about the Power of Local Food When: Monday (Jan. 17) Where: Chico Family Masonic Center Cost: $14 for individuals and can be bought online here. Groups of 10 or more people can by tickets for $12 each. World famous Sustainable Farmer & International Speaker from Polyface Farms, who was featur
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I wasn't actually alive 40 years ago, so I just couldn't say from firsthand experience. Is David Brooks correct here? The problem is that over the past 40 years or so we have gone from a culture that reminds people...
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The Record Searchlight's inaugural 20 Under 40 class was honored Thursday evening during a reception at the McConnell Foundation.
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Shasta County Sheriff’s personnel took two parolees into custody Thursday afternoon for what appears to be a kidnapping and carjacking. At about 1:45, deputies responded for what was described as a suspicious circumstance at the T/A Truck Stop on Knighton Road south of Redding. When they arrived, they found a gold
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Redding Police combed the area in and around South City Park Thursday afternoon after a man reported being robbed and pistol-whipped. The victim, 25-year old Dylan Roachcarr of Millville, said the robber approached him in the Safeway parking lot at around 3:30 and brandished a gun, which he used to strike Roachcarr in th
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A Tehama County woman is going to prison for a drunk driving crash that caused severe injuries to a passenger. At the time of her arrest on June 10th, Felicia Rochele Simmons had a .23 blood alcohol content, nearly 3 times the legal limit. She was the driver in a single vehicle crash that left her passenger with severe p
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Redding is a dangerous place for drivers compared to similar-sized cities, but we’re not the worst anymore. The California Office of Traffic Safety and the California Highway Patrol have just released the results of data gathered in 2009. The statistics are used for distributing grant money, and for local officials
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Organizers of Redding’s Martin Luther King Junior Commemorative Celebration on Monday are encouraging the community to “make it a day on, not a day off”. The observance begins inside the Old City Hall at Market and Shasta Streets, with a bell ringing ceremony starting at 8am, followed by a prayer circle
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The Pit River Bridge that carries Interstate 5 traffic over Shasta Lake will be restricted for a construction project. Crews are replacing the expansion joints on the recently-overhauled bridge. Starting on Monday the 17th, all traffic will be shifted to one side, restricted to one lane in each direction. The speed limit
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A pair of convicted Red Bluff burglars have been sentenced. Early in the morning of November 21st, a Red Bluff Police sergeant observed 22-year-old Robert Burden exiting the broken front door of the Red Bluff Veterinary Clinic on Luther Road. He was arrested following a short foot chase. Moments later, the sergeant saw 4
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Firefighters responded this evening to a report of a possible structure fire at Peterson Tractor on Caterpillar Drive in Redding that turned out to be a false alarm.
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For the two years after Obama's election and the Democrats' super majority win in Congress, you Republicans fought their agenda so hard that Liberals nicknamed you the "Party of No."
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A toe-tapping good time inspired by family legacy and a passion for music is making its way to the Redding Convention Center 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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There is a certain grim coincidence to the Tucson shootings and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday falling a week apart.
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Christian Lemm founded the Lemm Ranch in 1885 when he purchased 1,145 acres on North Cow Creek for $13,000. His ranch house stood beside today's Highway 299 where it crosses Salt Creek in Bella Vista. Over the years, the house became a well-known landmark.
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he charge: The Tucson massacre is a consequence of the "climate of hate" created by Sarah Palin, the tea party, Glenn Beck, Obamacare opponents and sundry other liberal betes noires. The verdict: Rarely in American political discourse has there been a charge so reckless, so scurrilous and so unsupported by evidence.
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Many of the shows at the Cascade Theatre are met with great audience turnout -- but it's a different story for a troupe to routinely sell out performances. With such performances in 2005 and 2006, the Peking Acrobats return to Redding, likely to another packed house.
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The sparky sight of a rail grinder caused the report of a possible train on fire tonight in Lakehead.
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Simpson University has announced the launch of its much-anticipated four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program.
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Redding Constitutional Law expert coming to Chico to speak on defending your rights to free speech, privacy, to be free from warrantless searches and more on Sat. Jan. 15, 2011 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cal Northern School of Law, 1395 Ridgewood Dr, #100, Chico. Also presenting journalist & publisher "Valley Mirror"
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Last semester, with the help of local media including the Record Searchlight, the Simpson University Music Department experienced the largest community chorus it ever had. There were over 50 Trinity Repertory members.
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Thursday evening, January 20, 2011 the community is invited to meet and greet artist Cissi Monvik. The exhibit will be held at Copper Ridge Care Center, located at 201 Hartnell Ave. in Redding at 7 in the evening. Ms. Monvik first exhibited her work at age 15 in Stockholm, Sweden, and has showed her work worldwide. Cissi’
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Tax return filing delays by the Internal Revenue Service due to recent changes in law.
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University California spends $3,000,000 for consultants instead of spending on students
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Redding police are looking for a man who reportedly robbed a Millville man today in the parking lot of Safeway on Pine Street.
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A 41-year-old Burney woman who was convicted in 2004 of murdering her husband in 1992 only to see her conviction overturned last year by an appellate court will have to wait until March to see if she will get a new trial date.
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Here is another sweet baby girl. The little butterfly wings were just too cute to pass up :). She was only 3 days old and did an amazing job while we photographer her.
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An 83-year-old Fall River Mills man who was pronounced dead Monday after his car went down an embankment off Highway 299 near the Diddy Wells fire station and overturned died of blunt force injuries he suffered in the crash, a spokeswoman for the Shasta County coroner’s office said today.
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A 32-year-old Shasta County man was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to 5 years in prison after he pleaded guilty last month to assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the 2009 assault and beating of another man at a home near Anderson.
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1. 20 Under 40 Cocktail Awards Reception 5:30 p.m. tonight at the McConnell Foundation, Redding. The 20 Under 40 program celebrates young leaders in the Redding area. Tickets are $15 online; advance purchase required. Go to www.redding.com/20under40. Call 225-8239.
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Artist Susan Emerson grew up in Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco before her family started slowly migrating to Redding in the 1990s. Lucky for her, she had an extremely hot studio in Berkeley. She wore shorts and tank tops year round. It’s the only reason she survived her first Redding summer.
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Regulars at Becca’s Café, the breakfast and lunch place in downtown Anderson, clearly feel at home – enough so that some bus their own tables or nip into the kitchen to get a cup of coffee.
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• Time to Tour • Lusty January • Learn About Wine • Another New Release • Plan Ahead
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Merle Haggard, the iconic country music star who happens to make his home in the north state, will be riding high when he rolls into next week’s sold-out show at the Cascade Theatre.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Open Temperature: 36 degrees. Skies: Partly cloudy. Wind: Variable. Visibility: Good. Depth: 47 inches at base, 81 inches at top. Snow surface: Machine groomed packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 16 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Plowed and sanded,
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Attired in matching black surgical scrubs, and with one day of class under their belts, Simpson University’s first class of prospective registered nurses was introduced Wednesday at a ceremony that officials described as a watershed moment for Redding’s only four-year university. The 26 students—several of whom plan t
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Things are really moving along on the J. C. Kellogg (that's the name of the locomotive buried in the Sacramento River at the Deschutes River bridge). The above photo shows a locomotive on the ferry that is either coming...
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Here’s a 1971 built 3/2 on a third of an acre out east of Redding. It’s the unwanted asset of the Fannie Mae organization now, and they wish to be rid of it. And by “they” I mean you, as taxpayer/owner of
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It's cold outside, and inside isn't too much warmer. The ice in the metal water trough has turned from a giant slushy, (after our son broke up the ice with a hatchet) back to one big, solid ice cube. Inside,...
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Like many residents of Northern California, I enjoy hikes on the trails at Mt. Lassen, Mt. Shasta and Burney Falls. I take walks on the Sacramento River Trail. Weekend hikes and camp-outs are wonderful short vacations. How about a 2,650-mile hike? If you’re retiring or talking a year off, you may have the time to take the
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I recently went to the American Museum of Natural History and took my Canon G11 with me.After a trek through the museum, I got off the B train early and walked home, which took me past the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, the largest (and still unfinished) cathedral in the world.The day was overcast an
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The Siskiyou Arts Bus is back in business. The "good news" story here....
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Some historically savvy newshound is writing headlines for the KQMS web site. Over a story about a Tehama County judge giving Truman Virden, a repeat drunk driver, eight years in the state pen: "DUI defeats Truman." In case you don't...
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What if our government didn’t buy mortgages? What if we didn’t subsidize housing with mortgage interest deductions? Well, we might be more like Canada, where there was no bubble. No housing crash. No “too b
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Problem: You drive a Chrysler. Solution: Re-badge it as a Ferrari. Problem solved FTW. “Wait, what? I paid good money for this
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A Burney driver was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana after his pickup skidded into another pickup that had overturned on Highway 299 west of Highway 89, the California Highway Patrol announced late Wednesday night.
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Redding residents can expect one more day of rain before finally seeing the sun, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s rain should mainly fall before 4 p.m. today, but there’s also a 30 percent chance of showers tonight. The high temperature for today should be near 52 degrees, while
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There’s a feeling that some Shasta County residents would purchase more locally grown and produced food if only they knew where to find it at a reasonable price. Similarly, there’s a feeling that Shasta County growers and producers would provide more product if they knew they had a reasonably dependable market. Connecti
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Feather River likes to push the tempo of the game up a couple of notches.
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As many as 300 competitive bass anglers are headed to Lake Shasta today through Saturday to vie for cash and prizes in the Western Division of the EverStart Series.
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A fast start and an energetic press defense was all the Wolves needed to ease past the Spartans.
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The main question when it comes to the Northern Athletic League boys basketball season is can anyone stop Corning from a three-peat?
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The girls Northern Athletic League has had an outright winner the past five years, but that streak could come to an end for the 2010-11 season.
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The Enterprise Hornets led by six points at the half and went on to outscore Oroville 29-2 in the third quarter for a 70-37 win over the Tigers.
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They say that in politics, "overnight is a lifetime." In other words, the journey from triumphant hero to discredited scapegoat can be very brief.
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Jerry Brown masterfully changed the subject.On Monday, he uncovered his budget proposal, which stung like a basket full of porcupines. There was, as he predicted, plenty for everyone to hate. More than a decade of mismanagement had come due.On Tuesday, he went from big picture to small detail — warning state employees who
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Mallard Fillmore was far superior to Prickly City. Your new comic strip is nothing more than a continuous dribble of cliches.
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Understandably jumpy at the shootings in Tucson, members of Congress are talking about arming themselves. Ever since Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1804, delaying the development of a national currency for 60-plus years, armed politicians have not been a good idea in this country.Terrance Gainer, who is i
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A mental health evaluation was ordered Wednesday for a 53-year-old Redding man accused of hitting his 8-year-old son with an aluminum baseball bat.
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County supervisors have rejected a $7.1 million claim filed by a Cottonwood woman whose attorney says she was "essentially scalped" when she was dragged under a regional transit bus in November.
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Words that don't heal
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I really appreciate the story done on home-schooling families. My parents home-schooled my sister and I for most of our lives and we thoroughly enjoyed it and are advocates for this method of education.
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An unmarked semi-truck carrying a classified U.S. government load of anhydrous hydrazine went off the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday at Deschutes Road, but none of the hazardous material leaked from its four containers.
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A group of students at the Institute of Technology recently learned a valuable lesson about what can happen when you walk into a bar full of rowdy bikers.
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An Oregon helicopter company blamed by federal investigators for a 2008 crash that killed nine people in the north state responded Wednesday with a letter saying the National Transportation Board botched the investigation.
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South Redding residents facing sharply higher flood-insurance premiums this spring may ask the city to reimburse those costs.
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Bucking a statewide trend, foreclosure activity in Shasta County in 2010 reached its highest level in the six years RealtyTrac has been tracking the area.
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On a hectically normal Wednesday afternoon, Veronica Mohler scoops chicken enchiladas onto the plates of hungry toddlers sitting around their height-friendly table. The babies sitting in the blue three-seater high chair look at the food in anticipation of lunchtime.
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Christine Mitchell, Redding
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Magazine honors CARS as top sho
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In 1911: A particularly enjoyable afternoon at whist was given by Mrs. Dave Breslauer at her beautiful Yuba Street home, the social elite in attendance pronouncing it one of the biggest successes in the history of ladies' functions in Redding.
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A Tehama County Superior Court judge has sent a message to a repeat DUI offender to assure he knows just what it means to have a suspended license. Truman Virden had his license suspended as a result of two DUI convictions. He apparently continued not only to drive, but to drive drunk, and to drive poorly. In September,
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If Brandon Ross Kelley offers you a ride, you’d better hang on tight to your money. In June, Kelley gave an acquaintance a ride to a Corning gas station in order for the acquaintance to cash a check. Afterward, as they were walking back out of the store, Kelley snatched the cash out of the other person’s hand
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A Fort Jones man might remember to tidy up next time the cops stop by. Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Deputies were called January 7th to a home on Diggles Street in Fort Jones. A man had reported that during the course of an argument, 66-year-old Jeremiah Harper had shoved a gun in his face. When deputies arrived, Harp
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As of Wednesday, the Missing In America Project has interred the remains of 1393 veterans, laid to rest with the military honors they earned. Many of the remains would otherwise have been forgotten, with no family to claim them and nobody to salute their sacrifices. A solemn ceremony was held Wednesday at the Northern Ca
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A Tehama County man with several prior convictions, including two felony strikes, stepped way over the line when he abused his own parents, and he’s been given a lengthy prison sentence. Thomas John Emerson has priors for theft, drugs, and battery. He was on probation when officers arrived in September to perform a
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An east Redding house was destroyed by a fast-moving fire that may have originated on the back porch. The location is at the end of Neptune Terrace, in the neighborhood between Alta Mesa and Victor Drives. Shortly after six o’clock Tuesday night, the residents of the house, a woman and her three children, thought t
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An Oregon helicopter company blamed by federal investigators for a 2008 crash that killed nine people in the north state responded today with a letter saying the National Transportation Board botched the investigation.
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Shasta Blood Center announced this week it is in need of A-, AB+, AB-, B-, O- blood. BloodSource is in need of O- donors.
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It's at this time of the year that marathon recovery, not marathon training, takes center stage. The best recovery is one that optimizes your musculoskeletal recovery yet also maintains your conditioning. You've built superior fitness before the marathon and you don't want to lose all of it and then have to start fr
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Whooping cough hammered California in 2010, leaving experts and legislators with many questions and some solutions -- including new child-vaccination laws.
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He’s done. Jesus Quintana Soft Boy doll number 1 for the dolls biggest supporter, Jordan! I love this. ♥ I lucked out finding the perfect color for the jump suit. Stitching a tiny little jumpsuit wasn’t as hairy as I had feared it might be. That means i can do a Woodstock-era Pete Townshend in [...]
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RED BLUFF- A 49-year-old Tehama County man has been sentenced to more than 9 years in prison for elder abuse and making criminal threats against his elderly parents, the Tehama County district attorney’s office announced today.
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So that’s $63 per sq ft for a house with a pool. We recall it when it sold in ’05 for $430K. It’s a big house on 13 acres. As you might expect for that price, it’s not really in Anderson, but instead is out off Olinda
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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 CHETCO RIVER, Ore. — It is peak of the steelhead season here and the ability to keep wild fish here has drawn the crowds from the Smith River, putting intense pressure on the fishery, but everyone
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Emergency personnel were sent this morning to a reported traffic accident in which a vehicle crashed into a Lake Boulevard business.
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SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is hanging up his state-issued cell phone, and he's ordered half the state bureaucrats who have government-paid cell phones to do the same.
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Up-and-coming recipe sharing website JustaPinch.com has awarded Roni Bencich of Redding a blue ribbon for her black and white bean chili.
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This building was home to Pioneer Hose Company No. 1, an all-volunteer firefighting company organized in 1879. It was located on the northwest corner of Tehama and California Streets. Redding's first fire bell was installed in the small tower on...
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Are you getting your fill of intimate touch and connection?  Do you crave a deeper connection with those you are in relationships with? Intimacy is necessary for us to thrive and survive.  The result of not having this experience during our lifetime can be tragic.  It is well understood that developmentally, loving touch
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Newborns can be a challenge but I feel they are the most rewarding type of photography. The are just so tiny, sweet and snuggly. This little one is 2 weeks old here. Wide awake and had no desire to sleep at all during her session :). Are you pregnant? Call for a free consult to see how we can help capture the beginning of
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 31 degrees. Skies: Light snow. Wind: Variable. Visibility: Good. Depth: 47 inches at base, 71 inches at top. Snow surface: Machine groomed packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 17 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Plowed and sanded,
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I posted the first set of music from Craig Padilla‘s mid 90′s live show a few days ago here. I believe we called the shows “Impulse-Live from Space,” but I couldn’t find any of our promotional materials. I did find a photograph I took of Craig in the Schr
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In my column on Saturday I mused about a fallout shelter on my childhood street in west Redding. In the same vein, Realtor Skip Murphy has blogged a fascinating graphical timeline of all known nuclear explosions and tests. The good...
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Criminal proceedings were suspended this morning against a 53-year-old Redding man accused of hitting his 8-year-old son with an aluminum baseball bat so a clinical psychologist can evaluate his mental competency.
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All real estate is local. That’s one reason why you often see so many conflicting articles in the media. Are sales up, or are they down? It depends on where you look. We compile the results for the greater Metro Redding are that extends from Whiskeytown to Shingletown, and from Lakehead to Lake California to bring
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Redding residents should see rain today, tonight and Thursday before sunny skies break through on Friday, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s high temperature should be near 51 degrees with tonight’s low near 40. Rain is likely to fall on Thursday, mainly before
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What: Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration When: Monday (Jan. 17) Where: Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street 8 a.m.: Bell Ringing Ceremony 9 a.m.: Bell Rings 10:15 a.m.: Prayer Circle followed by the march from Court and Yuba Street to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Center. 11:00am: Brunch at the Marti
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are harmless, moist, yelp. This bit of silliness is a re-write of a much smaller piece done a few years ago. DogcatcherI awake with my face pressed up against wire mesh, completely wrecked, a splitting head
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A 38-year-old Redding man has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and assaulting a 17-year-old Marysville girl last year after giving her a ride.
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Two men who were arrested in 2009 at a Lassen County marijuana garden, where a deputy shot and killed one of their fellow growers, were sentenced Tuesday to 15 years each in federal prison.
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Trevor Brown was at Turtle Bay Elementary School on Tuesday to cure a “cancer.”
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Friends, students and colleagues have rallied around a former Shasta College sign language instructor who they say was wrongly dropped from teaching after the end of last semester.
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Congressman Wally Herger says the recent shooting of one of his fellow representatives while she was meeting with her constituents won’t change the way he interacts with residents in his district.
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With the glut of foreclosures on the market, 2010 was another difficult year for builders in Shasta County.
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PALO CEDRO — The latest chapter in the biggest small-school hoops rivalry in the area goes to the Patriots.
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There couldn’t be a more lopsided league in the Northern Section than the boys Eastern Athletic League.
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PALO CEDRO — The way a team responds after a close loss is crucial.
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The Shasta High School Wolves patiently trailed until the fourth quarter when the girls made a comeback for a 49-40 win over Red Bluff, coach Chuck Crawford said.
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A group of homeless people camping near the Clear Creek Bridge packed their things Tuesday after Redding police told them they had to leave the area by today, and many are still without a permanent place to stay.
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Fire tore through a Bella Vista double-wide mobile home Tuesday afternoon on the 21000 block of Joanna Way.
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A two-alarm fire Tuesday on Neptune Terrace left a single-story home unlivable and “gutted,” Redding fire officials said.
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In 1911: A morning fire endangered Coram with the destruction of the large frame lodging house and saloon owned by Ambrogio Volonte. A hard fight was made to save the neighboring buildings by the volunteer firemen. The fire made such a heated furnace of the building that the whole town was in danger. In 1961: Siskiyou Count
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The rise of gasoline prices has slowed, but it’s hard to tell in Redding.
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Up-and-coming recipe sharing website JustaPinch.com has awarded Roni Bencich of Redding a blue ribbon for her black and white bean chili.
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SHASTA LAKE — A fire caused about $450,000 in damage Monday night to a Yellow Pine Avenue garage and six open carportlike enclosures containing expensive cars, motorcycles and speedboats, a spokesman for the Shasta Lake Fire Protection District said Tuesday.
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Q: How can I get the most vitamins and nutrients out of the fruits and vegetables that I eat? A: Refrain from peeling your fruits and veggies; the skin is packed with nutrients. Buy organic produce, and give it a good wash. Then enjoy the texture and nutrition those peels provides.
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A big rig containing hazardous materials went off the road tonight on northbound Interstate 5 and Deschutes Road.
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A two-vehicle wreck on Highway 299 east of Burney left one person with major injuries and the road blocked for more than an hour.
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It’s official. After a decade in the making, the industrial megaplex that is Stillwater Business Park has signed its first tenant. After agreeing to a non-binding letter of intent in November, which was passed by the city council in December, Southern Aluminum Finishing Company signed a binding letter of intent for the 16
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A Red Bluff man suffered a possible fracture to his foot after a truck hit his motorcycle at Walnut Street and Dumosa Drive in Red Bluff, police say.
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An east Redding house was destroyed by a fast-moving fire that may have originated on the back porch. The location is at the end of Neptune Terrace, in the neighborhood between Alta Mesa and Victor Drives. Shortly after six o’clock Tuesday night, the residents of the house thought they heard something strange in th
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Cal-Fire investigators are trying to determine what started a fire in an empty home. At around 12:30 Tuesday, Cal-Fire crews were called to 21225 Joanna Avenue off Highway 299 east of Redding. The blaze was first reported as a possible flue fire, but that
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A motorcyclist was injured by a 17-year-old driver in Red Bluff Tuesday. Just after 3:30pm, the boy was driving a 1972 Chevy pickup on Dumosa Drive when he came to a stop sign at Walnut Street. After stopping and looking, he thought the roadway was clear, but he apparently did not look well enough and failed to see a Yam
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A two-alarm fire Tuesday on Neptune Terrace left a single-story home unlivable and “gutted,” Redding fire officials said.
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Are you a skier or snowboader? We have several trips planned to Mt Shasta for winter senior portrait photo shoots so call to book your session today!
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This has little to do with homes in Redding, hopefully. But it is a video worth spreading around. Created by by artist Isao Hashimoto, this is a timeline of all the world’s known nuclear explosions, war and tests alike, until 1998. It really g
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Two men who were arrested in 2009 at a Lassen County marijuana garden where a deputy shot and killed one of their fellow growers were sentenced today to 15 years each in federal prison.
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After spending way too much time thinking up snarky Facebook status updates (I will say, I did come up with some good ones), I settled in for a little writing exercise. A OneWord. Sixty seconds, one word. That word? Blotches. Skin She felt heavy in this new skin, but it was a good weight, a go
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Brad Garbutt adds it all up here, and looks ahead. Interesting what he says about local lenders....
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The last year of the first decade of the 21st century is in the history books. 2066 homes sold in the greater Redding area including Anderson, Shasta Lake City and unincorporated areas of Shasta County. 201 land parcels sold and 135 mobile homes sold, all but 18 were mobiles located in mobile home parks. The numbe
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BELLA VISTA - Firefighters are at the scene this afternoon of an attic fire at a home in the 21000 block of Joanna Way.
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(Regarding) the editorial on Sunday, allowing the courts to overturn the votes of the people is giving away our right to vote. The problem is the people in power want to keep the power so they go along with the courts instead of protecting the voter's voice.
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The Carbonated Tour ended in 1968, two years after John Reiser's death. The venue changed that year, also, with an Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers game in Oakland. Reiser, along with his brother and two cousins, tried to revive it during the last few years, but it became harder as each year went by.
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An 83-year-old man from Fall River Mills is dead following a collision east of Bella Vista. According to the CHP, Jerry Van Soest was driving his 2002 Subaru Outback eastbound on Highway 299 at about 55 miles-per-hour when he was unable to maintain control. The Subaru went over an embankment, striking various trees and o
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There was a robbery in Red Bluff Monday night at a gas station that was just robbed less than two months ago. Officers were called to the Chevron gas station on South Main Street at 8:35. Sergeant Kevin Busekist says a Hispanic man came in and handed the clerk a demand note. After receiving money, the robber left. ItR
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A fire west of the City of Shasta Lake Monday night that began with a detached garage was mostly kept away from the house, but destroyed some very expensive toys. Shasta Lake Fire Protection District personnel were called to 17509 Yellow Pine Road at around 9:15. Although the house was saved, with just a little bit of fi
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2010 was a year when the media questioned whether home ownership is good for America and challenged federal initiatives that favor home ownership-including the mortgage interest deduction. We recently got an email from a prospective buyer in which he questioned whether he should buy a house now or wait a few more years
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Dunno if it's the fog of late, the waxing moon or the drugs, but have local pedestrians forgotten what sidewalks are for? On Sunday alone whilst driving around I encountered and had to evade at least three people walking, zombie-like,...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 30 degrees. Skies: Partly cloudy. Wind: Variable. Visibility: Good. Depth: 48 inches at base, 78 inches at top. Snow surface: Machine groomed packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 17 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Plowed and sande
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Mark your calendar for this Saturday, January 15th, at 11:00 a.m. Meet on the south side of the Sacramento River at the Deschutes River bridge in Anderson. There's plenty of parking. Then walk down to the river. We'll be on...
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Mark your calendar for this Saturday, January 15th, at 11:00 a.m. Meet on the south side of the Sacramento River at the Deschutes River bridge in Anderson. There's plenty of parking. Then walk down to the river. We'll be on...
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SHASTA LAKE – A fire caused about $450,000 in damage Monday night to a garage and six open carport-like enclosures containing expensive cars, motorcycles and speedboats, a spokesman for the Shasta Lake Fire Protection District said this morning.
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I received the following email from Doug Pruitt of Cottonwood regarding the removal of the old open wire telecommunication line in Shasta County. With his permission, I'm posting it here along with the three photos he also sent. Thanks Doug!...
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RED BLUFF – Police are searching today for a man who reportedly robbed a South Main Street gas station Monday night.
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The Jan. 19 trial of a Cottonwood-area sister and brother charged in the beating of a then 7-year-old boy in December 2009 was postponed Monday in Shasta County Superior Court until Feb. 1.
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This is a big home in a view setting for this price. Built in 1973, this 3/2.5 sits on one
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A driver who was pronounced dead at the scene Monday after his car went down an embankment off Highway 299 near the Diddy Wells fire station and overturned was an 83-year-old Fall River Mills man, the California Patrol announced early this morning.
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Sacramento say. Today’s high temperature in Redding should be near 48 degrees, and tonight’s low will be around 38 degrees. Wednesday’s forecast calls for cloudy skies and a high near 51 degrees, but there’s a 40 percent chance of rain that night. Rain is also likely to fall on Thursday, while Friday’s forecast ca
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Read Part 1 of "Pink House Chronicles - The Garden" here. Gardens are made for people to use and enjoy. So the WHO part is real important. When I first meet the people who’ve asked me to design their exterior spaces, I need to get to know them to a certain extent. Who lives in [...]
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A new, fresh website design will make it easier for the public to find the many services offered by the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency. The main sections of the site, at www.shastahhsa.net, include: -- Disability Resources -- Employment Services -- Food and Financial Help -- Adoptions & Foster Care
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It would be an exaggeration to call the Redding Marathon the area’s biggest annual sporting event, but the footrace definitely has claimed a spot as one of the most significant. The race returns at 8 a.m. Sunday, January 16, when runners depart from the Shasta Dam overlook on Highway 151 on their way to the [...]
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The boys Shasta Cascade League may have lost one team, but it doesn’t mean it will be an easier road to the title.
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The Eastern Athletic League girls basketball season should be an impressive one as all the teams figured to be strong or at least improved from the year before.
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Last year, three teams came out atop the Shasta Cascade League girls basketball standings.
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Before taking the U.S. Forest Service to court, Shasta County’s leaders plan to ask for a meeting to talk with the federal agency about roads and access in the north state’s forests.
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One man was killed Monday afternoon when the car he was driving went off the road on Highway 299, about 17 miles east of Redding, the California Highway Patrol said.
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A 34-year-old Redding woman was formally charged with murder Monday in Shasta County Superior Court in connection with the death of her boyfriend.
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Clare Carter cheered Monday while waiting to see the San Francisco Giants World Series trophy.
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Licensed appraisers Tanya Vincent and Carl Vincent will conduct antique appraisal days at two locations in Shasta County.
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In 1911: The Southern Pacific motor car of many mishaps and delays, which ran between Morley and Chico, broke its crank shaft a mile south of Redding and was forced to remain stationary almost four hours. All of the passengers were compelled to get out and walk to Redding.
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"Painful." That's how Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday described his proposed state budget. Local officials agree.
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A sharp decline in travelers at Redding Municipal Airport in December corresponded with Horizon Air cutting one of its two daily flights to Los Angeles.
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A garage and its contents were damaged in a fire in Shasta Lake on Monday night.
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A fatal traffic collision occurred Monday afternoon east of Bella Vista. At around 4 o’clock, a vehicle reportedly went over the side of Highway 299-East one quarter mile west of Sugar Pine Camp Road. The as-yet-unidentified driver was apparently alone in the vehicle, and was declared dead at the scene. Post exp
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It may never be known why a Redding man was on the freeway before being hit by a car early Monday morning on Interstate 5. According to the CHP, 47-year-old Charles Frederick Chaufty was on foot a little south of Lake Boulevard just before 1am. Officers say 48-year-old Ricky Bennett of Anderson was driving a Ford Focus n
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A promise of dozens of new, high-paying jobs is one of the conditions for a free parcel to be given to the first industry to build a facility at Stillwater Business Park. The $1.86-million piece of “shovel-ready” land totaling nearly 17 acres is part of a package of incentives offered to Southern Aluminum Fin
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San Francisco Giants fans began gathering outside the gate to Big League Dreams as early as 8:30 Monday morning to get a glimpse at something they’ve waited over a half-century to see. The “World Champions Trophy Tour̶
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Placer Street at West Street was blocked for a while Monday afternoon after two drivers facing each other at separate stop signs both tried to make it through the same gap. 46-year-old Gregory Nachoeiner was in a Dodge Intrepid.
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One person has likely been killed in a vehicle crash on Highway 299 near the road to Sugar Pine Conservation Camp.
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If it had been a snake, it would've bitten me. That's what my mother used to say when she found something she'd been looking for that had been in plain sight all along.
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A 39-year-old Redding woman accused of beating her live-in companion and holding her hostage for a week inside their Olive Avenue apartment in late 2009 pleaded no contest today in Shasta County Superior Court to assault with a deadly weapon and other charges in exchange for a six-year, four-month prison sentence.
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With a Wednesday deadline looming for homeless people to vacate a camping spot where they've been living near Clear Creek Bridge, the newly formed Redding Safe Camp Homeless Alliance met this morning to discuss options for finding safe land for homeless people to camp and solutions for helping them transition into better li
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A June 1 trial date was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a 51-year-old Shasta Lake man whose 11-year-old daughter drowned in Clear Creek during a summer kayak accident.
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One man was killed Monday afternoon when the car he was driving went off the road on Highway 299, about 17 miles east of Redding, the California Highway Patrol said.
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by Kathryn Stockett An optimistic, uplifting novel set during the civil rights movement in Jackson, Miss., where black women were trusted to raise white children but not to polish the household silver. Eugenia Skeeter Phelan is just home from college in 1962, and, anxious to become a writer, is advised t
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by Anita Diamant This novel reveals the traditions and womanhood – the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of Dinah’s mothers: Leah, Rachel, and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob. The love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a damaged youth, a calling to midwifery, and
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by Nicholas Carr Carr expands his compelling thesis that the internet is rewiring our brains to be shallow. Using neuroscience and psychological studies, he explores the phenomenon of “multitasking” and what it does to our brains and our thought capacity. As the internet necessarily encourages multit
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by Nancy Atherton Lori, exhausted from a rambunctious holiday, sets off on a restorative hike. When a blizzard strands her at Ladythorne Abby, she and her spectral Aunt Dimity must unravel a mystery of dia­monds, theft and the true motives of her three companions – two stranded fellow hikers and a gru
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by Stacy Schiff Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. She was in­volved with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, she was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean; she was the most influential woman of her age. Cleopatra has lodged herself in our imagi
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by Paul Aron A lively investigation into many of history’s persistent historical mysteries/controversies. From the identities of Theseus and Shakespeare, to King Arthur, and the demise of the Mayan civilization, Aron dissects each mystery and traverses the opposing theories sur­rounding it.
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by Carol Goodman June goes to her 15 year college reunion because her friend, Chris­tine, is lecturing about the famous stained glass window in the library. Christine sparks controversy and is found dead, possibly murdered, a few days later. Her death sets June on a quest to solve both the mystery of he
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by Christopher Nicholson In 1773, Tom Page becomes the care­taker of Jenny, a baby elephant. She becomes a lifelong companion for whom he eschews human companionship. Jenny becomes the voice of conscience and wisdom for Tom as they travel England. A poignant tale and look at the 18th century’s fascina
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"Buzz Fledderjohn" -- a prolific commenter on Redding.com -- took an at least temporary vow of e-silence yesterday. Why? He thinks he's done his part to anonymously drag down our political discourse, as he explains -- in a comment: Goodbye,...
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It may never be known why a Redding man was on the freeway before being hit by a car early Monday morning on Interstate Five. According to the CHP, 47-year-old Charles Frederick Chaufty was on foot a little south of Lake Boulevard just before 1am. Officers say the northbound driver was traveling about 65 miles per hour i
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A man struck by a car just two hours into the new year has died. 29-year-old Jason Phillips suffered severe head trauma when he was struck by a Ford Taurus in a Hilltop Drive parking lot early on the morning of January first. According to Redding Police, Phillips had been arguing with his girlfriend, 34-year-old Jeannie
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A 17-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after rolling her Honda about 8 times. That’s according to CHP Officer Randy Rudd, on scene of the crash just before 11 o’clock Monday morning on the Lake Boulevard offramp from southbou
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Low-cost rabies vaccinations for dogs will be available Thursday at Haven Humane Society. The $6 vaccinations will be administered between 9am and noon at Haven’s clinic next to the animal shelter on Eastside Road just south of Redding. The next rabies clinic will be held February 17th. For more information call Ha
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Amy Chua spills the secrets in the Wall Street Journal. Excerpt: A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what these parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing open: Night skiing closed. Temperature: 32 degrees. Skies: Partly cloudy. Wind: Variable. Visibility: Good. Depth: 50 inches at base, 84 inches at top. New snow in the past 24 hours: None. Snowmaking: No Snow surface: Machine-groomed packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 18 groomed. Li
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His reasoning? From the LA Times: Gov. Jerry Brown says his budget plan is "going to take sacrifice from every sector in California." Brown spoke at a news conference Monday at the state Capitol in which he released the spending...
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Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a budget Monday that would slash funding to most areas of state government and maintain a series of tax increases for five years to close California's huge budget deficit.
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YREKA – A 35-year-old Redding man was arrested Saturday for allegedly molesting two children, Siskiyou County District Attorney J. Kirk Andrus said today.
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Governor Brown is set today to unveil his ideas to fix our state’s rather massive budget shortfall. You don’t need to wait for his ideas, you can do it yourself over at the LA Times interactive budget balancer page. This ingenious use of web technology l
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A 34-year-old Redding woman was formally charged with murder today in Shasta County Superior Court in connection with the death of her boyfriend.
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We dutifully tried to sell this as home a Short Sale last year at $449K, to no avail. We only had it a few weeks before the bank started foreclosure. It’s weird. We hear of people given a year or more before foreclosure proceedings start, or then like this, just a few weeks. Anyway, the Short Sale was not to be. No
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Parkville was founded by Stephen Park in the 1850s beside Bear Creek approximately four miles north of Balls Ferry. It was once a thriving community boasting a hotel for 30 boarders, a branch of an early 1850s emigrant trail, and...
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 Evidence is beginning to mount that shows Dr. Mckellar is loosing traction within the corrupt system and may be falling from a "Cappo" to just a "Soldier" .A while back "CPPA" Shasta County was contacted by an attorney that was involved in litigation against Dr. Mckellar for the same things he does here, in anot
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Saturday was dreary in the valley, but Sunday was aptly named, as the sun exposed the mountains above Cottonwood, gleaming in snowy dress. This is looking northwest, toward Igo.
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Redding residents should see mostly sunny skies today, but more rain is on the way, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s high temperature should be near 50 degrees. Tuesday’s weather forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain, while there’s a 40 percent chance of rain on Wedn
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This feature has been frozen on ice for some time. Or maybe it just took a trip to a rented mansion in the south of France. The picks are being discovered all over my room and I promise to display them in a more timely fashion. Sometimes I get around to things at the speed [...]
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What: Open Casting Call for The Vagina Monologues When: Thursday (Jan. 13) and Friday (Jan. 14) from 6-7 p.m. Where: 1135 Lincoln Street, Red Bluff in the Gallery Room V-Day Red Bluff is holding auditions for our 3rd annual community performance of The Vagina Monologues. Script provided upon arrival. No experience necessary
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What: Performing Arts Society Monthly Concert When: Friday (Jan. 14), 7:30 p.m. Where: Old City Hall, Redding Cost: Free with donations gratefully accepted. Pianist Ned Kirk, native of Redding, will perform pieces by Beethoven and works by 20th century composers. For more information call 246-7198. -from press release
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What: Shasta County Interfaith Forum's Brown Bag Monthly Lunch Meeting When: Wednesday (Jan. 12), noon to 1:15 p.m. Where: First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 3590 Placer Street, Redding Shasta County Interfaith Forum's brown bag monthly lunch meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 12th, from noon-1:15 p.m. at
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What: Spoken Word Night at the Bohemian Art Loft When: Wednesday (Feb. 9), 7 p.m. Where: Bohemian Art Loft, 3304-B, Bechelli Lane, Redding, 96002 An evening for serious poets, writers, playwrights, storytellers, comedians, and actors of all genres. No censorship. Audience welcome. Donations, refreshments; held the second W
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It was 1968 that Buz’s Crab Stand opened for business in a slightly grotty location between a dry cleaner’s and Safeway. Back then, after placing an order, customers had to keep one ear peeled for staff yelling through the noisy restaurant that their order was ready. The menu was short and sweet: fish and chips, [...]
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The San Francisco Giants’ World Series championship trophy will make a stop in Redding today for two hours at the Big League Dreams Sports Pavilion.
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A 48-year-old Redding man died early this morning after being struck by a northbound car on Interstate 5 south of Lake Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol is reporting.
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At the behest of its tea party supporters, the new House Republican majority decided to display its respect for the Constitution last week by taking time out of a crowded schedule to have it read aloud on the House floor.
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Now it is President Obama’s own party throwing criticism at him. Actually, the attacks are more in the form of grumbling, and more subdued and respectful than strident. The president (supposedly) has made a rightward shift of late.
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It won’t draw the national attention of this week’s scheduled House of Representatives vote to repeal the health care law.
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The Panthers’ Matt Youngman scored nine points while Cody Warren scored eight points in the victory.
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Winning the Tri-Cities League boys basketball title is going to mean more this season.
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Breaking into its third year, the Tri-Cities League could crown its third different champion this season.
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Matteo Mancasola is 10 years old, and he has never been to “school.”
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors is set to vote Tuesday to begin a $1.5 million methane-burning project that could pave the way for a power plant at the county’s landfill.
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The San Francisco Giants’ World Series championship trophy will make a stop in Redding today for two hours at the Big League Dreams Sports Pavilion.
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In 1911: The annual sale of embroideries and muslin underwear at the Big Store was to continue for a few days. The sales that the McCormick-Saeltzer Company held were always extensively patronized.
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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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