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February 12th, 2011

As budget-conscious Nerd Chicks, it was hard to get us on board the smart phone bandwagon. "It's going to cost me how much every month to have my e-mail sent to my phone?!?" was a refrain heard often by our spouses, friends, co-workers, you get the idea.
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"Bikepacking" is a fairly new sport. It's a cross between bike touring and backpacking. Instead of hiking mountain trails, you bike them, carrying most of your gear and food on the bike, not on your back. And you can cover as much as 60 miles at a stretch.
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Every outdoorsperson knows the feeling of being out in the woods thinking "Man, I wish I'd brought...," particularly when things go awry.
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In 1911: Pigeon hunters in Cottonwood had a heyday filling their gunny sacks with wild pigeons that made the mistake of roosting in the trees along Cottonwood Creek. The hunters only had to climb the trees at night and pluck the pigeons right off the branches.
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Mark your calendar for Feb. 20, as the annual basketball competitions will make their return to the Sequoia Middle School gyms. Both are free events. 2-Ball is a challenging athletic basketball competition that tests two-player teams' shooting, passing, dribbling and rebounding skills. The iHoop Skills Challenge is a compet
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After her cleaning company took an economic hit a few years ago, Chris Bradley ventured out to find another business.
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Dear Babe: I've been asked to sell a Mickey Mantle picture that belonged to a friend's late father and is obviously not a fake.— Richard Barnes, ReddingThanks to the forgers who flooded the marketplace with authentic looking fake Mickey Mantle signatures, all Mantle-signed items such as your picture are subjec
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Q: Dear Monty,
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No matter the holiday, there will always be those who wait till the very last minute to get a gift for their special someone.
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As the greater portion of our community transitions into and through their senior years, it will be important for friends and family to watch for the signs of diminished capacity and elder financial abuse. Either problem can affect a senior independently of the other, but very often diminished capacity and elder financial a
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Sitting in a chair out in a field off Deschutes Road, I have been admiring the eastern view of the mountaintops along the southern leg of the Cascade chain, including Lassen Peak.
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Scott Reese's buzzer-beater, 47-yard touchdown catch 22 years ago punctuated maybe Shasta High School's most memorable win in its storied series with crosstown rival Enterprise.
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Got some closure at the logging conference this week - to a story I wrote in 2006 about some local Vietnam vets who were in the midst of restoring a Huey helicopter, the workhorse of that jungle war. Here's a...
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A California Highway Patrol helicopter is assisting in the rescue of a woman who was involved in a bicycling accident this afternoon off Quartz Hill Road.
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I admit it, something weird is happening to me lately, must be February (the love month) when everyone talks about food and love. Food this, food that, love this, love that... Or maybe it's that I'm trying to shed some lbs's and it seems everywhere I look there's FOOD...(good food)...like these amazing Mexican chu
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We don’t see these homes come up too often. You see the village cluster to the south as you drive over the Sacramento River on Highway 44, almost right on the water. I once had a piano teacher in the village. I recall the
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Here’s a nice foreclosure home with an agent sign out front, but it’s not listed in the MLS.
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An “irate” driver called the California Highway Patrol several times this morning to report another driver slighted him, but California Highway Patrol officers weren’t able to find either vehicle.
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The Department of Corrections is looking for a Shasta County sex offender who failed to participate in GPS monitoring.
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The photo is the Richland Church. All that remains are its concrete walls and front steps. The church was built in 1860 and is located on Cemetery Road in Ono. The historic Ono Cemetery is farther on down Cemetery...
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The sun will be around today and Sunday, but expect chances of rain beginning Sunday night.
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Bill Cosby appeared at the Cascade for 2 shows last night. Both sold out, from the looks of things. Bill’s humor fit the mostly over 50 crowd like a well worn shoe. Sometimes I could hear the punchline from the audience before
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The beautiful images and haunting Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack seem to work against the political message of this YouTube video produced by "TheLawman49."....
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I am going on several winter weeks without rain (or snow) on my garden. I am enjoying the sun, but I am very aware of the lack of needed water as well. If you are a gardener (or living creature of any variety really), water is a fairly constant topic of interest to you – [...]
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The committee studying whether it would be worth Redding's while to write a city charter had barely figured out how to work the microphones at its initial meeting Tuesday evening, but it wasn't too soon for politics to break out.
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Reagan stuck to principles
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Three mysteries
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Think reporters these days are nosy and insensitive and that the news media is disrespectful of our private lives? You should've been around Redding 80 years ago.
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The start of the 2011 softball season didn't go as well as hoped for the Red Hawks.
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In recent years, the Shasta College softball team has become something of a power-hitting unit.
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The Wolves felt there was a little unfinished business from the last time they took the floor against the Cougars.
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The Shasta College softball team won a pair of games in Santa Rosa on Friday.
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SHASTA LAKE — The Falcons took care of business on Senior Night.
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A few days after the end of Shasta College's difficult 2010 football season that ended with a 2-8 record, I ran into Knights head coach Craig Thompson along the sidelines of a prep football playoff game.
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Louis M. Brown, who from 1978 to 1987 commanded the 13-county northern division of the California Highway Patrol and was instrumental in the construction of the CHP's administrative headquarters near Benton Airpark in Redding, died Tuesday at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, Ore.
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The north state's two Republican state lawmakers have sent a letter to the official in charge of the Department of Fish and Game asking him to explain why wardens are threatening Siskiyou County ranchers and farmers with criminal prosecution if they don't sign controversial irrigation permits.
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Q: Hi Monty, I love reading your column in the Redding Searchlight. Really interesting.
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Redding can shore up its cash reserves without laying off any more police officers, firefighters or other workers.
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Four years of construction clogging one of Redding's main drags is finally over.
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As the Great Recession continues to cause tough times for the timber industry, two revamped mills in Northern California are bringing hope.
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A Shasta County sheriff's deputy received minor injuries early Friday morning after tackling a woman suspected of stealing a black 1999 BMW, Sgt. Michael Peery said.
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In 1911: A shipment of 15 tons of "chick food for baby chicks" arrived in Redding, consigned to D.B. Nathan, who believed that he will have to order another car load before the end of the hatching season. Nathan said he believed there would eventually be more embryo chicken ranches in Shasta County.
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"All teams stand by for launch," announced the four Millville Elementary School students sitting behind a table acting as the flight control station on the edge of the soccer field Friday afternoon. "Flight Control begin count on my mark. Mark! 10, 9, 8. ... "
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Women-owned small businesses can begin taking steps to participate in a new federal contracting program.
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Use baskets and groupings to make the pantry more functional.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park's new "Sustainable Choices" exhibit offers ideas for saving energy, water and other resources.
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Shasta College/UC Master Gardeners answer a question about watering citrus trees in winter.
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Don't be fooled by its good looks and carefree attitude. A Chinese tallow tree can be trouble.
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Jonah has a very weak stomach. He can lose his lunch over a bad smell, emptying a trash can, or even hearing an icky story being told. Once when he and Payton shared a bunk bed she spit on him in the dark from the top bunk and told him it was skunk spit. He promptly came out and threw up three times in a row all over our li
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Almost a century ago, devastating floods and droughts plagued Shasta County's agricultural region. To ensure the valley remained fruitful, California wanted to build a dam. Amid the Great Depression, the dam project provided 4,700 much needed jobs. When the building ended in 1945, the Shasta Dam was the second tallest d
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Getting a library card just got more efficient.
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Paul and Shirley Williams
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Jennifer Norcross and Brian Sano
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Amber Cline and Jacobb Burgess
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The third installment of winter weekend excursions in the four directions goes east.
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Cupid will be in town tomorrow. He always stops by our house to let us know he's here. We're always glad to see him for it lets us know he cares. Some folks have said he doesn't knock on their front door so they don't think he's real. I'm feeling sorry for those poor souls. Perhaps they lack the need
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm a 17-year-old guy in a pretty serious relationship with my girlfriend. We've been together almost a year and are sexually active. The problem is, she is exactly like my mother. Even friends have noted the similarities. Both of them worry constantly, are overly helpful and very judgmental. The
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California Highway Patrol officers in Tehama and Siskiyou counties are investigating two possible traffic-related fatalities tonight.
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The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot a wild mare that was gathered on Wednesday in northeast Nevada.
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Joey Gartin, Redding
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Don't buy the hype against public schools
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An unlicensed Redding driver miscalculated the cornering abilities of a Buick he was driving and ended up in somebody’s backyard. At around noon Friday, 18-year-old Jason Boatman was driving northbound on Browning Street when he attempted
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If the weather cooperates, a prescribed burn is planned for Monday in the Swasey Drive Recreation Area just west of Redding. The BLM is planning to use fire to reduce brush and small trees in anticipation of the fire season. Control lines have already been cut around the perimeter of the eleven acres of the planned burn
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Eight men were caught in a sting operation targeting unlicensed contractors in Red Bluff. On Tuesday February 8th, the Contractors State License Board had investigators posing as owners of commercial downtown property seeking painters, flooring installers, and tile workers. According to California Law, any construction-r
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Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies caught a man they were chasing through a Redding trailer park this afternoon.
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djimoulidine guessed the church correctly as the Richland Church at 9:36 a.m.. It's located at Ono. Congratulations to djimoulidine! Thank you everyone for playing and thank you River City Java for donating once again your great prizes to the winner....
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The north state’s two Republican state lawmakers have sent a letter to the official in charge of the Department of Fish and Game asking him to explain why wardens are threatening Siskiyou County ranchers and farmers with criminal prosecution if they don’t sign controversial irrigation permits.
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Funny man/cartoonist Phil Fountain has moved to SF (his wife, RPD Chief Hansen's assistant, landed a similar post in the city by the bay) but he promises to keep a sharp eye on "the Shasta County political circus...it took me...
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I love babies, I love their silliness, I love their crying, I love their snuggliness (is that even a word?). With babies, no 2 photography sessions are ever alike. We just go with the flow, play games, change the scenery, sing songs, we just keep things moving until the babies are done and they usually let us know when time
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Wells Fargo implemented new underwriting rules in mid-January that will help buyers with credit scores below 600.  Borrowers with credit scores as low as 500 can now qualify for a loan if they meet certain requirements. Here’s an outline of their new loan policies: Borrowers with credit scores of 500
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Conservatives love to flog the public school system for as a failure when American kids get mediocre results in international comparisons. But is the problem the schools? Or simply our culture, which doesn't prize academic achievement as much as other...
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A 25-year-old Washington man was arrested Thursday on Interstate 5 after Sheriff’s Deputies allegedly found over $400,000 worth of methamphetamine in his minivan. Daniel Lopez was stopped for a traffic violation near the Wonderland Boulevard exit. A K-9 alerted to the vehicle, so the Domestic Highway Enforcement Te
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One of five vehicles stolen from a Redding car lot this week has been recovered. Just after midnight Thursday night, Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies spotted the black BWM in the Anderson area and attempted a traffic stop. After a short 60 mile-per-hour pursuit through a residential area, the driver and passenger d
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An orphaned black bear cub has been returned to its natural habitat in Lassen National Forest. The cub was found by a logger last September in Tehama County. The bear’s mother had apparently died before teaching the youngster how to forage for food. It was nearly starved to death and suffering hair loss, almost ens
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A truck carrying bales of hay overturned and spilled its load on southbound Interstate 5 near Lake Blvd. The truck overturned at about 5pm Thursday, and Cal-Trans closed the Lake Boulevard onramp to southbound Interstate 5 for several hours as crews cleaned up the hay. Post expires at 6:12pm on Tuesday February 15th,
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About a week ago I was heating a pan on the stove and turned my back for just a moment. In that moment suddenly sparks and flames flew in a mini-explosion. By the time I turned the stove off, a hole had burned through the bottom of the pan and the electric coil had a crumbled area.The stove is a 1957 model, the
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Recently Received Question About Selling in the Spring  Q. Chris and Maria, we live in a gated community for 55 plus residents here in Redding, CA. We've been talking about selling our house and would like to do that in the Spring if were going to do it...so what do we do next, any recommendations?
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What was the name of this old country church? 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 PLUS an award...
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Affordable alright. This 1950 built, 882 sqft 2/1 is priced at about $51 per sqft. But, while it has a Redding address, it’s actually in Keswick, and unincorporated ‘town,’ nestled in the jagged terrain below a former coppe
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(At the risk of shamelessly promoting a fellow blogger....) 'cause you can learn important stuff that sometimes doesn't make the paper (or shows up a day or so later). Take Bruce's post about the inaugural meeting of the Redding city...
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Such a monumental job apparently also required monumental recording. The Bureau of Reclamation has some 12,000 pictures of the Shasta Dam project and it's planning soon to scan and digitally archive them. Bureau spokesperson Sheri Harral will talk about...
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The Arthur doll was turned out with many little details. It’s amazing how many little things need to be included in the whole composition. this type of construction work is a delight! Let me say this. Dudley Moore was very cool. Bless his soul. The tuxedo is the suit worn for Arthur’s not-wedding day. Arthur [..
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Well, this is the big one. The first time away from Honey Bandit for any length of time. PTL my hubby will still be sleeping with him in case he gets stuck. Honey Bandit has been blossoming. He is picking...
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Just listed, this is your chance to become a Shasta Lake resort owner. “Turnkey Lakefront RV Campground (Zoning allows for RV/Mobile Park 100+ spaces.) Easy I-5 access. New Boat Docks for 20+boats in slip
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A Shasta County Sheriff’s deputy received minor injuries early this morning after tackling a woman who was suspected of stealing a black 1999 BMW, Sgt. Michael Peery said.
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It will be another day of sun and temperatures hovering around the 70 degree mark in the north state today. But big change is on the way as the northern Sacramento Valley braces for its first significant stretch of rain in more than a month. The highs today in Redding will near 70 degree with an overnight low of 38. It will
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This is an interesting question to ask while working through your landscape planning. It has to do with the time you will use your outdoor spaces. First there are the DAILY whens, each with different attributes: cool mornings, hot afternoons. Design your space for ...
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A Redding couple married for 70 years was honored Thursday as 2011 St. Valentine's Day king and queen at River Oaks Retirement Community.
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What: Blues musician Jonny Lang, in a benefit  concert for north state children's arts, education and health projects When: February 25, at 7:30 pm Where: The Cascade Theatre, Redding Tickets: Floor and balcony seats start at $42. Buy tickets here or call 243-8877. Blues phenomenon Jonny Lang, a Grammy-award winning Amer
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The north state's long-besieged logging industry has more than its share of political opponents, some of whom would be perfectly pleased to never see another tree cut from a California forest. But are they engaged in a shadowy transnational conspiracy to impose global government, seize private property in a communist-st
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Today, everyone and his cousin supports the "freedom agenda." Of course, yesterday it was just George W. Bush, Tony Blair and a band of neocons with unusual hypnotic powers who dared challenge the received wisdom of Arab exceptionalism — the notion that Arabs, as opposed to East Asians, Latin Americans, Europe
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Tending bar carries heavy responsibility
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Shasta College Knights’ shortstop E.J. Stanton (left) fields a late throw as American River’s Ryan Dettman slides safely into second. The Knights (2-1) dropped their first game of the year to American River on Thursday 10-2. Pitcher Chris Prokupek took the loss after allowing seven runs in four innings. Chris Miller was
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Speaking before a roomful of loggers Thursday morning, a constitutionalist author cut to what he saw as the root of their industry's problems.
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Here’s a list of what’s open and closed today and Monday in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday.
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A long-term care seminar sponsored by Theresa Nachman and Tammie Thomas of Edward Jones will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Redding.
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It's been a year of firsts for Gvantsa Totladze.
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The communities of Burney, Cottonwood and Fall River Mills are one step closer to seeing high-density housing for low-income families, despite opposition from residents worried their tiny towns don't have the resources to accommodate more people.
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Shasta County deputies Thursday arrested a Washington state man after they reported finding seven pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle.
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PALO CEDRO — Any win over a rival on the road is a sweet one regardless of the level of play.
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It's not easy being a kid.
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Shasta County residents planning to sue someone or those who already have been sued might want to consider looking into a new civil-case system that condenses trials into a single day, local court administrators and civil attorneys say.
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A suspected killer serving a maximum 10-year prison sentence at the foreboding Iowa State Penitentiary for sexual assault is fighting his return to Shasta County to stand trial for a nearly 20-year-old murder in Redding.
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At this point in the season, some prep basketball teams are getting ready for the playoffs instead of stressing about league championships.
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Anderson girls basketball team freshman Fallon Greenhaw sank two free throws with four seconds left for a 45-42 home win over Corning on Thursday.
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In the process of becoming a high-caliber team, it's important to win the games you're slated to win.
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Other duties called and I wasn't able to stay for the whole meeting, but I did drop in on tonight's inaugural, organizing session of the Redding charter-study committee --- mostly to get a sense of how the dynamics of the...
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For those who wonder why business investors who have a choice about where to put their money often run screaming from California in favor of states like Texas, you could do worse than to look to the saga of the...
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In 1911: A determined attempt at self-destruction was made by Anton Ludwig of Cottonwood, who was prevented from further injuring himself by the timely arrival of Dr. A.B. Gilliland, also of that town. Ludwig had entered his barn and slashed both his wrists and his neck with a razor. Dr. Gilliland grappled with the man and
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A woman was taken to Mercy Medical Center tonight after a two-vehicle collision on Hilltop Drive in Redding.
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Flooring Liquidators is holding a “name that store” contest and will award $500 to winner.
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Our Redding Sky sends a Valentine's Picture to all of you.
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Andrew Wilson, Redding
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From freedom agenda to freedom doctrine
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Disagreementis not a darkconspiracy
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California Highway Patrol dispatchers reported a hay spill that blocked the Lake Boulevard on ramp to southbound Interstate 5 for nearly three hours has been cleared and the on ramp reopened.
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Given the well-publicized existence of a drug-trafficking trap on I-5 north of Redding and the specific allegation of ethnic profiling (which so far hasn't impressed the local bench or won traction in federal court), wouldn't you think actual brown-skinned meth...
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A man has been sentenced to prison for leading Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies on a pursuit that spanned two counties. On September 17th of last year, Sheriff’s Office Investigators learned that Michael Patrick Anderson was at the Rolling Hills Casino in Corning. The 26-year-old Chico man had warrants for hi
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Shasta County deputies today arrested a Washington state man, who may be an illegal immigrant, after they reported finding 7 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle.
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The Wall Street Journal reports here that some payday loan outfits are teaming up with American Indian tribes because the latter's sovereign immunity status makes them exempt from caps on interest rates. Could there by synergy with gambling?...
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We like the amusing Craigslist ads, here at RR. You just can’t make these up. This from Barter yesterday: “Asken $65″ seems like it ought to be a word, somehow. We all know what he meant. Still, even us locals might
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A 19-year-old Corning man has been arrested on suspicion of sending obscene photos of himself to a 14-year-old girl, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office reported today.
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Residents of unincorporated Shasta County can pick up spay/neuter vouchers at the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office animal shelter this month. Worth $40 for dogs and $20 for cats, the vouchers greatly reduce the cost of having a participating vet alter a pooch or kitty. Over the past five years, the sheriff’s office has sp
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A couple of control burns on private property in Shasta County escaped containment lines and had to extinguished by firefighters. Happy Valley Volunteer Firefighters, with some assistance from Cal-Fire, arrived at around noon Thursday at 5081 Chestnut Street, off of Olinda Road in the Happy Valley area. When the first en
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A black Lexus went off the road and into a creek this afternoon on Highway 299 just east of Old Alturas Road in Redding.
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A large column of smoke that can be seen near Whiskeytown Lake is from a prescribed burn. As weather and air quality allow, Forest Service crews are burning between 50 and 300 acres along the eastern boundary of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The site borders private property and B-L-M land up the hill from Old Sh
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1. Self-Worth Project presentation 7 p.m. today, Cascade Theatre, Redding. Guest speakers, unveiling of unseen Self-Worth Project photos and more. Self-Worth Project is a photo documentation of people expressing their fears and insecurities to build understanding. Free; donations suggested. Go to www.selfworthproject.
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Emergency crews are responding to a traffic collision in Anderson this afternoon that has reportedly injured two people, according to dispatchers.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 26 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Light. Visibility: Good. Depth: 28 inches at base, 62 inches at top Snow surface: Machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 17 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Mostly clear with spots of ice.
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From the ripples and light play in a swimming pool to her latest series about the wonders of Alaska, Redding artist Bev Corford has a unique way of looking at her surroundings. The surreal, ethereal tableaus she creates in her paintings make the most ordinary things seem extraordinary and make the most extraordinary things
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The column of smoke you might see rising from the west side of Redding today is nothing to worry about.
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A bit of inspired and well-timed humor helped C.R. Gibbs American Grille weather the Great Recession.
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• Sip Wine With Sweetheart • Speaking of Manton… • Love, Food, Wine • Good Times in Corning • Wine and a Fine Cause
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Shingletown entrepreneurs Wayne and Laurie Kessler have a special relationship with Ashland artist Betty LaDuke and the exhibit of her African-inspired work on display until the end of the month at the Red Bluff Art Gallery.
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A 19-year-old Corning man is in hot water after allegedly sending an obscene photograph by cell phone to a 14-year-old girl. At 8:30 Wednesday morning, Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived with a search warrant at the Olivewood Avenue home of Jose Guadalupe Rodriguez. He’s accused of sending an obscene pi
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A Red Bluff man is charged with robbery and rape. At around 3:30am on January 12th Tehama County Sheriffs Deputies responded to a home in the 700 block of Center Street in Red Bluff. 19-year-old Brandon Allen had reportedly assaulted Michael Keesler and stolen his money and car keys, then fled the scene in Keesler’
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A Red Bluff man is going to prison for pulling a knife during a domestic dispute. Lloyd Marshall has had numerous convictions in Tehama County, including for drugs, burglary, sex crimes, battery, and threats. Marshall was arrested by Red Bluff Police in October. Officers had arrived at his home for a reported disturbance
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It wasn't too long ago when the word "foreclosure" was hardly part of our daily vocabulary, but how times change. Fast forward to 2011 and this term unfortunately has become a living reality for many Americans. It is a sad truth and a painful one too as we see this happening on a daily basis to people we kno
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A 19-year-old Red Bluff man has been charged with robbery and rape stemming from an incident that occurred last month, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office said today.
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A few weeks back I blogged about the father of Redding acupuncturist Michel Czehatowski, a real rocket scientist who worked on the Apollo program. Here's a snap of his slide rule, one of Michel's most prized possessions. I once...
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Authorities have found an 88-year-old man in Shasta Lake who reportedly walked away from his care home some time during the night.
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Even though it was called a hotel, it was really a boarding house. It stood at the southeast corner of Yuba and Pine Streets from the 1880s until 1963. It was a large wooden building with a covered porch across...
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Well, it's time. Honey Bandit is going to Washington. At least his story is. It looks like the time is now, and we cannot wait for our little man to make the trip in person. We need to stop the...
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Pacific Heights is a neighborhood in high demand. Large, upscale homes designed and built by highly regarded Earth Advantage builder Ochoa and Sheehan. This one is big at 3480 sqft. It’
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Here’s a few more upcoming REO properties from Freddie Mac, according to them. As of 2/10/11 Zip Code: 96001 1725 ROANOKE AVE REDDING SHASTA CA 3 1.00 $0 Zip Code: 96002 2845 RANCHO ROAD REDDING SHASTA CA 3 2.00 $155,900 Zip Code: 96003 5313 VALLEY RIDGE DRIVE REDDING
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The north state will bask in another day of springlike weather. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 69 in Redding today with the winds becoming calm. The sun will hang around through Saturday before the weather starts to turn late Sunday. Our long dry spell is poised to end Monday with a chance of rain. And the
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Call me gloomy, but I spend a lot of time worrying about the degradation of culture. I fear that text messaging will render young people incapable of articulating, solving problems and making their own decisions. Pop music makes me panic, and video games make me want to build a bunker and hide from a world [...]
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Looking for something to do with your sweetheart this weekend? "Get Outta Town" to Manton for a weekend of romance, wine and chocolates. Treat your sweetheart to a decadent day of wine and chocolates at Shasta Daisy Vineyards, Ringtail Vineyards, Alger Vineyards, Cedar Crest Vineyards, and Indian Peak Vineyards. Indian Peak
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American parents owe a debt of gratitude to the upstanding corporate citizens at Viacom's MTV for their series of public service announcements illustrating the dangers of illegal drugs, excessive drinking and casual sex. Otherwise known as "Skins," the cable channel's remake of a British series about a gr
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Has nobody noticed?
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Do we back people or our dictator?
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Just as a thrifty household saves for the proverbial rainy day, sound governments lay aside reserves for times when disasters — natural or financial — strike
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Following Sarah Palin's blockbuster appearance last year, the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference brought in a Constitutionalist author for the breakfast speech kicking off the conference today.
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A California Highway Patrol helicopter pilot testified in Shasta County Superior Court on Wednesday that he could not see for several seconds after a green laser beam temporarily blinded him while he was flying about 1,000 feet over a Shasta Lake neighborhood late last year.
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Northern California's false spring is due for a wintry reality check.
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Foreclosure activity in Shasta County in January jumped for the second straight month — an indication that 2011 could be worse than the record levels of 2010.
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The parent company of North Valley Bank capped 2010 with its first quarterly profit in more than a year.
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The north state woman nursing Honey Bandit is taking the colt's story to Washington, D.C.
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The Redding Police Department on Wednesday handed out a Medal of Valor to six officers involved in the Dec. 7, 2009, shooting of Brandon Michael Reuter after he robbed the Plumas Bank on Cypress with a BB pistol.
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After a slow start, the Shasta High School boys basketball team bounced back with a key 46-40 win over host Pleasant Valley on Wednesday.
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After coming so achingly close last season, the Red Hawks are looking at 2011 as their year for the NAIA Nationals or bust.
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PALO CEDRO — The Cougars cruised through their first game of week.
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In 1911: A birthday party was held in Cottonwood for Mrs. Jack Sykes. The evening was spent with dancing followed by a fine lunch served at midnight. The party was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill and Linda’s Hallmark are teaming up for Valentine’s Day.
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California Watch and others have raised questions about a firm that's been contracted to perform autopsies throughout northern California. Here's the map/chart and here's a link to the story....
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A California Highway Patrol helicopter pilot testified in Shasta County Superior Court today that he could not see for several seconds when a green laser beam temporarily blinded him while he was flying about 1,000 feet over a Shasta Lake neighborhood late last year.
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A California Highway Patrol helicopter pilot testified in Shasta County Superior Court today that he could not see for several seconds when a green laser beam temporarily blinded him while he was flying about 1,000 feet over a Shasta Lake neighborhood late last year.
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Really stupid. From gawker.com: Three hours after his shirtless Craigslist antics appeared on this site, Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) announced his resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives. Moments ago his office sent the following press release to the media:...
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A 41 year old woman was sentenced to five years in Prison for writing bad checks at several north state businesses. Vena Rackley had issued over twelve thousand dollars in bad checks to merchants during the course of one year. Bad check writers are a burden on businesses, especially in a bad economy. The Shasta County Di
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Getting under your 'Skins'
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Ken Schwartz, Redding
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Earl F. Miller, Hayfork
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County forecast: Hard times can always get worse
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Or, as a nameless friend just said, "The Bitch who Gagged V-Day"The Thing About Valentine’s Day…I’ve received a lot of feedback about my announcement that I “canceled” Valentines Day. In a nutshell, here are the thoughts and events that led to that decision.Hallma
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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 EEL RIVER, Main Stem — It’s “game on” here, and all guides have been doing well, with some excellent days of fishing on bright, healthy steelhead mostly 6 to 12 pounds, but some bigger. Guide
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The Tehama County Sheriffs Office will soon be getting 7 new police vehicles. A bid was awarded at Tuesday night’s board of supervisors meeting for the seven new sedans, including one undercover vehicle. Funding for the vehicles, totaling over $200,000 was budgeted for during last years preliminary budget. The new
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An 8-year-old boy was sent to the hospital with moderate injuries following an accident on Keswick Dam Road Wednesday morning. The accident happened just east of Quartz Hill Road shortly after 7am when John Silva reportedly allowed his vehicle to drift off the south edge of the roadway and overturn, coming to rest in a d
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I really had no idea what the last post on this blog was going to do to my in-box. I received over three-hundred emails from people who were moved by what I’d written. Survivors, those struggling through hurt. I laughed, I cried. I was humbled beyond belief. Despite the enormity of the prospect, I felt compelled to respon
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The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is looking for a Shasta County parolee who failed to participate in GPS monitoring.
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The Chronicle reports on a move that creates a $1.2 billion problem for the state in the short run but makes obvious sense in the long run. California will not go through with its controversial plan to sell state buildings...
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So reports the Wall Street Journal (Google it to read the whole thing, if you're not a subscriber): Much of the $30 billion U.S. timber industry is still depressed because of weakness in the housing market, but some companies have...
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Real estate gets in your blood. It’s hard to let go, but the current economic times are creating some tough choices. If you are planning on keeping your license, but upcoming REALTOR membership dues seem hard to justify, we offer help. We pay referrals to licensees. We offer your clients the high quality, ethical s
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Whether her music's your cuppa or not, you gotta admire her pluck. Here's her overcoming obstacles story from an Iowa paper and a video pitch for Ashley McDonald's recording project....
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A Red Bluff man has received a lengthy prison sentence following his conviction on domestic violence-related charges. A Tehama County jury found Benjamin Michael Bennett guilty in December for an incident last year in which he choked, hit, and threatened to kill the victim. The list of charges include battery, domestic b
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A drug-dealing Tehama County mother has been sentenced to prison. In November, Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement agents arrived with a search warrant at the home of Maricela Farias. They found methamphetamine, a scale, a pipe, and packaging material. There were also five children in the home, and the drugs apparently w
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A Tehama County man has been sentenced to prison in a case that began as a simple text message. James David Witherow was arrested last April after sending a threatening text message to the victim. He was charged with making criminal threats, a felony. He was released on 50-thousand dollar bail, but then failed to make it
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The mayor of Redding is making another road trip in support of redevelopment programs and enterprise zones. Governor Brown’s proposed budget would eliminate the programs, freeing up the billions of dollars to plug up some of the state’s massive budget gaps. Missy McArthur will join other elected city official
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What: Women veterans' stories and photographs are requested for a book Who: Published by the NOR-CAL Chapter 111 Woman's Army Corps Veterans' Association; written by Irene Castro Why: "To reflect how the military shaped lives. Each and every woman veteran has had unique experiences and valuable service. All of these stor
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Responding to yesterday's report from the state Legislative Analyst's Office, the authors of the "300,000 jobs" redevelopment report are sticking by their numbers. Here's their reply. In at last one respect, it seems the state office was simply wrong on...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 22 degrees. Skies: Partly cloudy. Wind: Gusty. Visibility: Good. Depth: 28 inches at base, 62 inches at top Snow surface: Light powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 19 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Mostly clear
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A $250,000 bench warrant was issued Tuesday morning for a Redding man who flipped his car while going 80 mph last week on the Court Street Bridge.
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Teen ruled ineligible for track, volleyball
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In 1911: A mass meeting at the Kennett Opera House was scheduled by the promoters of the incorporation movement. It seemed likely that the town would launch a petition drive to incorporate the town.
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Teen: It's nice to have 'innocent fun'
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Redding gas prices increase by 7 cents
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Program to pay workers if they volunteer
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Film festival voting opens online
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Hemp Headzjoins expandingshops in area
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Shasta County Planning Commissioners want to rezone areas of Burney, Cottonwood and Fall River Mills to create more high-density housing for very low-income families.
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Here’s 2 units on one lot. Perhaps live in one and rent the other to offset your already low mortgage. However, financing this purchase might prove tricky
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It wasn't located in Shasta County - it was in Tehama County. It's important to Shasta County however because that's where many of the Indian people were forcibly taken. When the 1851 Peace Treaty was not ratified by Congress...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are dare, essence and practical. Massive NightsWhatever you may have seen on television or in the movies, when some dude gets stabbed and practically falls to the ground dead, that’s just an untruth.
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Remember the correction/clarification Bethel issued last week about 16 Brazilians raised from the dead? The New York Times Magazine fell for an urban myth too, about cows falling from planes. Here's the article, this is the correction: An article on...
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A 43-year-old Redding man and his 8-year-old son were injured this morning when the car they were riding in rolled over on Keswick Dam Road just east of Quartz Hill Road.
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The California whistleblower law has harsh penalties.  Legal Law Justice image by Stacey Alexander from Fotolia.com
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The winds will calm a bit, but it will still be breezy as the north state basks in another day of sunshine. The National Weather Service is calling for a high temperature of 65 in Redding with a north wind blowing around 15 miles per hour with gusts up to 20 mph. Overnight low in Redding will be 35.
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Veterans organizations are pushing for the restoration of funding for a state program. Operation Welcome Home, administered by county veterans service officers, helps veterans obtain jobs and government benefits. The proposed budget cuts $10 million from the program. On Monday, a Senate Budget Subcommittee approved the r
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What: Advance Health Care Directive Class Offered When: Monday (Feb. 14), 3 to 5 p.m. Where: Mercy Medical Center Redding, Lower Level Auditoriums Cost: Free Making health care decisions can be a complex process. It is important that families and health care providers are aware of a person’s wishes if they are unable to s
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The early days of a relationship are a time of high energy, creativity and endless nights.  The pheromones (a powerful sex attractant), or perhaps eHarmony, have drawn us together.  We are on our best behavior ... we primp, we fuss, we consider every little detail.  Our seduction dance has begun.  Like peacocks fanning
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Jordan Henry scored 23 points, but the Shasta High School girls basketball team couldn’t hold on to a six-point lead in the final two minutes, to fall to visiting Pleasant Valley 60-58 on Tuesday.
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The first prep basketball playoff points of the season have been released by the Northern Section and there weren’t a lot of surprises among the top teams in the boys rankings.
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Once again, the Hornets were right there near the end. But, the Enterprise High School boys basketball team came up short again, this time against league-leading Chico, but only after nearly erasing an 18-point first-half deficit.
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SHASTA LAKE — The race for the boys Northern Athletic League title just got a little more crowded. Christian Spaschak scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Tyler Davis added 16 points as the Central Valley boys basketball team fell to Corning 52-48 at home on Tuesday.
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When Jennifer Burns, 16, is bored, she calls 47-year-old Redding resident Linda Henrich. Despite their age difference, the two have enjoyed all sorts of activities together since meeting in November — from bowling to pedicures to Christmas shopping.
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Shasta County Planning Commissioners want to rezone areas of Burney, Cottonwood and Fall River Mills to create more high-density housing for very low-income families.
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Former Anderson Union High School District Superintendent J.D. Leitaker, who often found himself embroiled in controversy, died Sunday at his Anderson home. He was 79.
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In 1911: A mass meeting at the Kennett Opera House was scheduled by the promoters of the incorporation movement. It seemed likely that the town would launch a petition drive to incorporate the town.
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Northern Valley Catholic Social Service’s Second Home mental health wellness center celebrated its third anniversary in downtown Redding Tuesday with a focus on years of continued service and a number of special projects coming up for the organization.
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When California Décor Store announced last month that it was closing to focus on its online business, it was a blow for downtown Redding — an area that has struggled to attract shoppers.
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Demand for gasoline in the United States is down, but the price at the pump is up as uncertainty in Egypt is making investors nervous, AAA Northern California reported Tuesday.
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About this time of year Savanna Riley is usually getting ready for track season. But not this year.
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A problem with a pump at the city of Redding’s Stillwater Wastewater Treatment Plant late last month caused nearly 75,000 gallons of water with 100 times more than the allowable amount of chlorine to pour into the Sacramento River.
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County employees have been given a little extra encouragement to do a good thing.
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The Sundial Film Festival opened voting on its website Monday for the one-minute movies. Visitors can watch the 13 shorts on the site, ­sundialfilmfestival.com. At the site, viewers can donate $1 to the Redding Rotary Club to cast a vote.
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I'm planning to host a Valentine's Day dinner. How can I make it more romantic? To make Valentine's Day dinner the most romantic meal of the year, follow these five tips:
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It is hardly clear-cut that the city of Redding is doing anything wrong in its handling its electric utility's finances, but there's an easy way to avoid years of potential litigation in the wake of a lawsuit filed by Redding attorney Walt McNeill on behalf of a citizens group. Just ask the voters. You know, treat t
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Trials are bridge to a better place
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While everyone's attention seems to be focused on the crisis in Egypt, a bombshell revelation about the administration's foreign policy in Europe has largely gone unnoticed.
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A gathering to remember late north state musician Slam Buckra is set for 4 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 13) at the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant (1790 Market St.) in Redding. The invitation goes out to (in Buckra’s oft used phraseology): “Friends, Fans and Fins of Slam Buckra.” Music by Slam and some of his other [...]
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This sort of thing scares me. Navy officials and military developers are beaming with smiles of success for they are the proud papas of the newest military marvel: a robotic jet fighter. The X-47B, built by Northrop Grumman, completed its...
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Police, fire and medical personnel are responding to a wreck on Dana Drive at Friendly Road in Redding
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It's a detail that didn't make it into today's story about the lawsuit challenging REU's "payment in lieu of taxes," but old-timers might recall that Walt McNeill, the attorney filing it, was the last chairman of the city's Electric Utility...
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Raspberry and lemon filling inside a white cake sprayed with raspberry liqueur and topped with European buttercream icing is one calorie-rich feature Ellen Baldwin plans to present to an auditorium full of people looking to satisfy their sweet tooth.
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Press releases from the California League of Cities and the city of Redding are promoting an appearance by Redding Mayor Missy McArthur and other north state municipal officials at a rally Thursday to protest Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed redevelopment rollback...
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I'm pleased the Cypress Avenue Bridge has been widened and reopened with safe, separated pedestrian and bicycle lanes. But I'm even more thrilled that Park Marina Drive below the Cypress Bridge has finally reopened. Losing that route for years was a drag and it seemed like empires rose and fell during the time it was [...]
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The ten people selected to research Redding’s charter city issue will hold their first meeting on Thursday. Members of the Redding City Council each chose two people for a City Charter Exploratory Committee. They’re assignment is to determine the differences between a “general law” city, such as R
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The price of gasoline is bucking the general economic principle of supply and demand. The demand for gas in the United States has been dropping, but gas prices have been climbing. An analyst for AAA says it’s because of nervous investors with a wary eye on the unrest in Egypt. This week, the crude oil barrel price
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A series of public hearings will be held, including one in Redding, as the state Public Utilities Commission considers changing the definition of basic telephone service. Currently, that definition includes unlimited local calling, access to directory assistance, 800 numbers, 911, 411, and other “1-1″ service
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An out-of-season fire in the Round Mountain area burned nine acres. Cal-Fire crews were called to the slow moving vegetation fire just before 4 o’clock Monday afternoon in the area of Buzzard Roost and Green Mountain Road. The blaze apparently began as a controlled burn that escaped containment lines. Post expir
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A fight and stabbing in Redding remains under investigation. Officers were called to Westside Road around 4:40 Monday afternoon regarding four men assaulting another man near the Capri Motel. Authorities then received word that a man had been stabbed and another man had fled the area northbound on Westside Road. Once on
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A man busted by Tehama County drug agents has been sentenced to prison. Bartolo Lorenzo Atrisco was arrested by Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement agents on December 10th after a traffic stop. A canine was used to sniff around, and the dog indicated that drugs were in the vehicle. A search turned up methamphetamine, mar
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Shasta County supervisors today approved a plan to boost the county's contingency reserve from $4 million to $5 million to prepare for the upcoming fiscal year.
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Erin gets ready to check out this home on Santa CruzOne of the fun parts of selling real estate is going on an agent caravan. Every Tuesday morning we head out and examine the newest listings. This gorgeous home in Stanford H
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8,679 ft. Magee Peak is located within the Thousand Lakes Wilderness Area. It was named to honor Colonel William Magee who arrived at Shasta in 1850. A fire lookout was once located on its top but is no longer...
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I can't believe the Fish and Wildlife Service is forging ahead with this plan, but the Oregonian, in Portland, says it's so. Come summer, federal wildlife officials expect to finish a draft environmental impact statement that most likely recommends taking...
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Shasta College/UC Master Gardeners suggest fertilizer as a remedy for roses with yellow leaves during the growing season.
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"In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground."
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A Redding woman accused of beating her live-in companion and holding her hostage for a week inside their Olive Avenue apartment in late 2009 was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to six years, four months in prison.
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Maternity Portraits are a unique opportunity to capture that special time as your baby develops in the womb. Our growing belly series is a great way to capture the changes your body goes through during the different stages if pregnancy. Here are 2 recent growing belly series that we did over this past year. Both beautiful m
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It's not just at the Redding library where the ACLU and the tea party are finding common cause. From the LA Times: A House GOP push to permanently extend expiring provisions of the Patriot Act is running into opposition from...
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A big rig that was blocking the number one lane of southbound Interstate 5 at the Pit River Bridge this morning has been cleared, according to the California Highway Patrol traffic website.
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Closer and closer we come to the dressed out Arthur. His head is now covered with hair and I’ve begun to sew the pants. Things are cruising right along with this one. Tomorrow the shirt, tie, vest and jacket will be made and then Arthur’s head will be united with his body. I’ve had orders [...]
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Distress sale. That’s what we call them sometimes, these REOs and Short Sales. This one fits. Here’s a link to some more images of this
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Strong winds will keep temperatures down in the north state today. The National Weather Service has posted a wind advisory for the Sacramento Valley. The advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Gusts could be as high as 40 miles per hour in some locations.
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You'll know I've been kidnapped by alien creatures the day I serve a dessert bare, such as a plain-Jane portion of bread pudding or an uninspired square of gingerbread cake. Anyone who knows me knows I'd doll up either of those desserts with a dusting of powdered sugar or a mini scoop of ice cream or a drizzle of somet
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Do you feel guilty yet about this weather we’ve had the last few weeks? Me neither – at least not yet. While most of the rest of the country is digging out from recent snowstorms, we’re digging the sunscreen out of the medicine cabinet. I spent parts of last weekend at Clear Creek Greenway, at [...]
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I speak with dog owners and advise them about their pets nearly every day.  Sometimes I think to myself, “Maybe this advice could help other people, too.”  Details of the people and dogs involved have been changed to protect client privacy.  The situations are real. Snack Attack Joe sounded frustrated on the phone. 
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The Redding Peace Officers' Association is proud to announce our 2011 Donation Recipients:Operation Blue SantaRedding Police Explorer Program
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A Shasta County judge dismissed a lawsuit that alleged the Record Searchlight violated the rights of the alleged victim in a brutal 2009 child abuse case when it published his name.
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Redding attorney starts Web-based firm
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As the one whose quote regarding bow hunting in Ryan Sabalow's article on the Siskiyou County supervisors' efforts on deer recovery seems to be stirring up so much antipathy on the Record Searchlight website, I need to point out a few things.
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A foolish extravagance
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Almost no one running for president ever campaigns in California once the February primary is over. This state is so strongly assumed to be true-blue Democratic that voters here don't even see the most inventive, interesting and controversial campaign commercials.
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It's a common complaint here in Superior California that we suffer under the yoke of urban liberals whose much larger population leaves them running the state politically. At the same time, it is city slickers' money that the state largely spends. Relatively poor areas like the north state enjoy more than our share
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The release of the first prep basketball playoff points on Monday give the area an idea of where teams are sitting with two weeks left in the season.
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West Valley High School graduate Matt Nichols re-signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League through the end of the 2012 season, the team announced Friday.
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A group of Redding Electric Utility customers is suing the city, saying the utility systematically overcharges for power.
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The Redding Chess Club is hoping to extend its involvement within the community through an exhibition and tournament at the Mt. Shasta Mall.
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The state attorney general's case against two men arrested nearly two years ago on charges of swindling $250 million from scores of investors in a complicated real estate and investment Ponzi scheme contracted again Monday.
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A regional giant in the dental industry is expanding in Redding.
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With lagging midyear cash flow from several county departments, Shasta County administrators today are asking the Board of Supervisors to approve a plan to beef up the county's reserves as a safeguard for the upcoming fiscal year.
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One man was stabbed in the leg Monday evening in a brawl outside the Capri Motel on Westside Road in Redding.
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ROUND MOUNTAIN — An out-of-season grass fire scorched about nine acres near here Monday after a controlled burn escaped, officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
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In 1911: Juvenile Willie Nyberg was sentenced by Judge J. E. Barber to be committed to the Preston School of Industry where he would learn trades under careful, restrictive tuition. Nyberg landed there because he shot his playmate in the leg with a .22 caliber rifle and, before that, stole his mother's horse and buggy a
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Ducks Unlimited is the frontrunner in a bid to take over more than 10,000 acres of eastern Shasta County land owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
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Boat, RV show atShasta fairgrounds
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A Redding attorney has set up a side business attacking government fees.
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A group of Redding Electric Utility customers is suing the city, saying the utility systematically overcharges for power.
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See who was at what recent event.
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The wind is howling 40 miles per hour. If I had a goat, I'd go out and tie it down.
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In the early 1990s, Gary Nakamura could feel the ground shifting underneath him. He'd worked for the Forest Service, for a private timber company, and now as a forestry specialist for UC Cooperative Extension in Redding. As it turned out, new environmental laws, including the Endangered Species Act passed in 1973, were
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One man was stabbed in the leg this afternoon in a brawl outside the Capri Motel on Westside Road in Redding.
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As of right now, the Foothill Cougars and Trinity Wolves are sitting pretty for the Northern Section boys basketball playoffs. Other teams such as Shasta, Central Valley and Liberty Christian would be in good shape if the prep basketball playoffs began this week.
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A bit before noon today I spied two men in wet suits and scuba diving gear surfacing near a boat tied to the north bank of the Sacramento River about a quarter mile down steam from Keswick Dam. Maybe they...
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Firefighters are battling an estimated two-acre vegetation fire this afternoon near Round Mountain east of Redding.
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2011 started with 255 pending home sales according to the Shasta Multiple Listing Service as of January 3rd. Today, 405 homes are in escrow. That is a nearly 60% increase in just one month. How can this be? Some of this can be attributed to dozens of last year’s pending listing inventory expiring on the
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Two men told two different stories about a physical altercation, leaving Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies to decide who was the assailant and who was the victim. At about 12:45 Friday afternoon, 44-year-old David Easter called the Sheriff’s Office from his home on Oklahoma Avenue outside of Dairyville to say
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The lead up to the Super Bowl resulted in DUI arrests around the north state. The Avoid Super Bowl campaign kicked off Friday. As Monday morning, there were eleven DUI related arrests in Shasta County and four DUI related arrests in Tehama County. During a checkpoint Friday night in Anderson, Avoid officers screened 473
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An elderly Cottonwood man, possibly with a broken back, managed to crawl to the edge of the road after flipping his car Monday morning. 88-year-old Don Haschke was eastbound on Bowman Road near Amen Lane a little before 10am. As his Olds A
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Two men and a teenaged girl were arrested in Red Bluff early Sunday morning on drug charges. At 1:32am, Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies made a traffic stop on a pickup truck on Antelope Boulevard at Interstate Five. Deputies learned that the driver, 26-year-old Billy Joe Polley of Gerber, was on parole, so they se
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The R-S' own Joe Szydlowski had an informative piece the other week about the stakes for local fairs, which rely on a substantial chunk of state funding to meet their operational needs, but I believe that story came out the...
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Bill Watkins, a conservative economist from California Lutheran University and no fan of the state's liberal political establishment, has high praise for Jerry Brown's proposed budget. I admit it. I had low expectations for Jerry Brown's third term as governor....
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This is an astonishing poll result. Posted here, via water economist David Zetland. You know, one of those sides is right and the other is wrong, but I'd suggest in general that high knowledge of a scientific controversy tends to...
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Three people, including a juvenile, were arrested on suspicion of possessing and transporting methamphetamine after a traffic stop early Sunday, the Tehama County Sheriff's Office said today.
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A Red Bluff man who claimed he was attacked himself is being investigated for assault with a deadly weapon, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office reported today.
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The anti-drunken driving Super Bowl crackdown campaigns in Shasta and Tehama counties resulted in 16 people being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, the California Highway Patrol announced today.
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Just received another video of another operation of the historic Phillips Brothers Mill in Oak Run by Charley Williams, filmmaker extraordinaire! This latest film shows the operation of the box factory where, of course, boxes (Enjoy magazine is one customer),...
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This Saratoga area 2625 sqft 4/3 was built in 1980. It has a gunite pool, and seems to have had some renovations. This is a highly regarded neighborhood. We recall it a
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The spring weather that has engulfed the north state will continue its run today. Forecasters with the National Weather Service project a high of 71 in Redding with a northwest wind blowing in about 10 miles per hour. The overnight low will be 37.
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A Corning woman scared a burglar from her home early Sunday morning. Corning Police were called to the Sixth Street home of Barbara Van Doorn at about 5:30am. The woman told officers that she was woke up to discover a man was in her house. She told him to leave and he fled out the back door. An officer in the area saw th
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Prescribed burns are planned for Whiskeytown National Recreation Area over the next several weeks. As weather and air quality allow, crews will be burning between 50 and 300 acres along the eastern boundary of the Recreation Area, which borders private property and BLM land up the hill from Old Shasta. The goal of the bu
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Shasta Land Trust is highlighting local food, local wine and beer, local artists and local businesses at the annual Wildways Kickoff party, scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. on February 26 at the Redding Senior Citizen’s Hall. Tickets for the event go on sale at 9 a.m. today, February 7, at the Shasta Land Trust [...]
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Despite no major publicity yet, new summer cabins installed at Manzanita Lake campground in Lassen Volcanic National Park have generated “quite a strong response,” said a spokesman for the company managing the pre-fabricated homes. Reservations opened last month for the 20 wooden structures available from June through
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When refiners brew biodiesel from old kitchen oil, the exhaust fumes from the vehicles it fuels can famously carry a whiff of the french fries or kung pao chicken that the oil once cooked.
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California tea-leaf readers looking for hints on the future of the state budget battle won't find out much from poring over Jerry Brown's brief State of the State message last Monday.
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Health care mandate: It's responsibility
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In 1911: J.A. Whitehead stated he would have his new Cassel creamery in partial operation in two weeks and would supply the local market with all the fresh butter it could use from his mountain dairying plant in which all the latest improved machinery had been installed.
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The Montague man who went missing last week is now in critical condition at a hospital in Medford, Ore.
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The Shasta County Animal Shelter saved more animals last year than in 2009, despite a drop in shelter hours that had area pet advocates worried euthanasia rates would skyrocket.
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Redding's two largest hospitals continue to see their revenues climb in the shaky economy, though officials at the larger of the two claim its financial picture isn't nearly as rosy as it seems.
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Three children were taken into custody after being unexpectedly found in an apartment where drug activity was suspected. Friday night at around 9 o’clock Redding Police arrived at the apartment, in the 2700 block of Lanning Avenue about two blocks south of Parkview. They had an outstanding misdemeanor arrest warran
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No one was injured when a car flipped this afternoon on Southbound Interstate 5 just north of Turntable Bay, dispatchers said.
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In 2006 I was given a second chance at life!  After an accident left me nearly paralyzed, I was saved by the grace of God and a gifted Neurosurgeon!  With the help of my devoted Husband I have been able to turn to my Art as a means of living recovery! As a child I easily drew “Tippy Turtle” and other “
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Ossobuco (or osso buco) is normally made with veal, which I choose to not eat. This turkey version is delicious and inexpensive (turkey legs were $1.49/pound yesterday), and easy to make - the prep can be done in advance and then bake when you're ready. This would make a great dish for company. I found the recipe on Epicuri
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Here’s your chance to own an 8 plex, likely cash positive right out the door. 4 Duplex units in east Redding built in 1965 for $43,750 per unit. You’ll have to make offer contingent on getting inside for a look, but for the right
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We have a place for women and their children to come, when threats and violence overtake their lives. It’s a shame that such a place need exist, but we live in a world where you can be glad that refuge is granted for those in need of it. One of the big fundraisers for this worthy cause is their annual Crab Feed, he
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On a new list of 363 metropolitan areas across the nation ranked by Civic Economics and the American Booksellers Association "by the proportion of retail activity captured by independents. Years of research have demonstrated that independent retail produces local wealth...
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Girl: You know what I really like? Toast.Boy: Oh, yeah, toast is great. Do you put butter on it?Girl: On what?Boy: On toast.Girl: Butter on toast?Boy: Yeah, it's pretty good with butter.
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Klub Klondike was originally a sawmill that later became a bar. It was located beside Hwy. 99 but that access was blocked when Interstate 5 was constructed. The current community of Lakehead received its name simply because it was located...
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You can find real wisdom at the movies. Cary Grant (Dr. Fulton) in Howard Hawks' hilarious screwball comedy "Monkey Business" (1952): We dream of youth. We remember it as a time of nightingales and valentines, and what are the facts?...
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Fear my former "Buzz on the Street" partner David Benda may have "buried the lede" in his column item this morning on local home prices. His last sentence: For the record, Fiserv Case-Shiller has projected that prices in Redding won't...
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Redding's springlike warmth and sunshine are expected to continue today. The high should be around 75 degrees, with sunshine all around. The low will drop down to about 45 degrees tonight. Expect a high of 73 degrees tomorrow and similar weather throughout the rest of the week.
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Starting tomorrow, evening news anchor and Shasta High grad Steve Gibson rejoins Roberts and the morning show, newly dubbed "First Call," expands, from 7 to 9 a.m., matching the format of upstart cross-town rival KCNR, where "Free Fire Radio" is...
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People gathered at the Benton Airfield for the chance to check out a bi-wing plane before it took to the skies again, c. 1930. The Shasta Historical Society library is open to the public and volunteers are available to assist with research. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information [...]
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The book was written specifically with the new Missal translation in mind, the cardinal indicated. The Roman Missal is the official book of prayers and
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Kevin Kearns My Brother Kevin is writing about his experience battling, enduring, and surviving cancer. In a small way many of us traveled this journey with him, obviously no where ne
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What: Beauty Rising -- two February Concerts by the North State Symphony When: Saturday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. in Redding; Sunday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m. in Chico Tickets: Online for Redding or call box office at 530-243-8877. Online for Chico or call box office at 530-898-6333 Click here for details of the concert. Last season's
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By our rough count, the debate over "public forum" rules for the entrance to the Redding library has provoked one bitter City Council meeting, two long meetings of the Shasta Public Libraries Citizens Advisory Committee, and a novella's worth of dueling legal analyses by Redding City Attorney Rick Duvernay on th
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Governor's proposal would ruin First 5
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San Francisco's newly elected Supervisor Jane Kim is the cover girl on February's issue of KoreAm and "an unabashed policy wonk who conducts business in designer 4-inch heels and drives to appointments listening to old school hip-hop." Sounds cool, right? Not so cool is that Kim claims to be a patriot but re
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We are living in the age of Reagan, said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley at a panel discussing Ronald Reagan's legacy Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
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Gilda Chibante and Paul Williams, both of Redding, are engaged to be married at the Gaia Hotel in Anderson on Sept. 17, 2011. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bob and Mandi Chibante, both of Gold Beach, Ore. She is attending the University of Phoenix and studying criminal justice administration. She is a parent partner f
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Kari Palmer and Charles Williams, both of Shasta Lake, are engaged to be married on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii on April 25, 2011. The bride-elect is the daughter of William and Sandy Palmer, both of Redding. She is a 1990 graduate of Central Valley High School in Shasta Lake. She earned her registered nursing degree from Shas
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Kaci Gurrola of Cottonwood and Matt Norene of Anderson are engaged to be married at Sierra Nevada Brewery Co. in Chico on March 26, 2011. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rick and Angie Gurrola, both of Cottonwood. She graduated from West Valley High School in Cottonwood and attended Shasta College in Redding. She plans
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Chloe Lugg of Cottonwood and Jacob Moore of Oak Harbor, Wash. are engaged to be married at All Saints Episcopal Church in Redding on April 2, 2011. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mark and Debbie Lugg of Cottonwood. She is a graduate of American Christian Academy in Cottonwood. She attended Shasta College in Redding an
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The Redding Library is buzzing with activity most days and evenings. Along with the usual fare of books, magazines, newspapers, research materials and public computers, the library is used as something of a community cultural center. Programs are offered for all ages, including traditional story times for the 6 and under se
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During this, the second week of my series on weekend excursions in the four directions, I go south.
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Dear Straight Talk: Six months ago, my younger sister was rejected by her boyfriend for another girl. She's still not over it. She lies around sad and depressed and hardly leaves our room except to go to school reluctantly.
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Monica Short and Joshua Fugitt, both of Chico, are engaged to be married at TBS Ranch in Palo Cedro on July 10, 2011.The bride-elect is the daughter of Nolda and Ken Short, both of Redding. She is a 2007 graduate of Shasta High School in Redding. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business administration at CSU Chic
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If there's one thing frugal Nerd Chicks love to do, it's save money on, well, everything!
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My husband is a night owl and I'm more of a lark -- earlier to bed, earlier to rise. If I'm sleeping lightly, it's common for me to awaken when he comes to bed.
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Travis and I just celebrated 15 years of marriage on Jan. 13. Our dating and engagement were pretty dreamy, but our first few years of marriage were a bit of a challenge. We were in love, but found ourselves putting in some hard work trying to understand each other. And sometimes it just wasn't much fun.
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Super Bowl Sunday is back again. This year Fran and I will be hooting and hollering in our rocking chairs.
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Q: I recently had a wonderful opportunity to accompany a friend to the 2010 Goodale Buck Hunt (G3) in the Owens Valley. It was great to see so many mature bucks in California! However, we noticed many large four-point bucks had broken antlers. Some actually had one complete side broken or partially broken. It appeared that
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Search teams near Ball Mountain in Siskiyou County found a Montague man Saturday who had been missing since Tuesday.
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Products / services offered: Yoga classes for students of all levels, private instruction, yoga equipment: mats,blocks, mat bags, eye pillows and more.
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Something different for this weekend....since the Super Bowl XLV 2011 is going to be the highlight this weekend, we thought we'd add this entertainment for those not watching the Superbowl. These are all the commercials that will be playing during the Football game tomorrow. Some are live right now and some will be live as
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In 1911: The Shasta County Farmers Protective Association took a stand against the Balaklala Mine smelter because the company apparently allowed gasses and solids into the atmosphere, violating the order of the court. Hundreds attended a meeting and sought grounds to bring suit against the mine.
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Howard “Luke” Lucas is owner and director of the Mt. Lassen Art Center. A current member of Redding Salon, North Valley Art League and the Society of Western Artists, he actively exhibits fine art at Redding Civic Center , Shasta Regional Medical Center, Shingletown Medical Center, Open Studios, ArtHop, Scott Valley Ban
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Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant, ANewsCafe.com and HawkMan Studios invite you to the ArtHop After-Party Live Music by Shasta Blues Revue Extended Reception for "Conditions of the Heart" Shasta High School Advanced Students Group Show Vintage Wine Bar Late-Night Menu What: ArtHop After-Party Where: Vintage Wine Bar & R
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If it were a perfect world, the market would take care of itself and businesses would not be incentivized. But it is not and as guest columnist Dan Oney pointed out in his Record Searchlight column recently, other states such as Oregon and Texas have ratcheted up the stakes for job creation by offering incentives that many
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Every month, David Brown of Redding writes a $167 check to his landlord, although many of his neighbors pay $500 a month for a virtually identical apartment.
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RED BLUFF — Mark Neebling says it may sound "goofy," but he'll never forget his childhood introduction to the McGlynn Pool.
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Q: Dear Monty, Please settle an argument regarding a law that allows police officer to break the law. My friend says such a law exists and I say it does not. Below is what got the argument started.
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TRACK AND FIELD CAMPS
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I made a goof up in last week's article where I indicated that there was no size limit to bass in Lake Shasta. It was respectfully called to my attention that the size limit for bass was 12 inches. And the page references were supplied to me. After considerable searching, I found at the bottom of Page 15 then on to the
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If I remember the moment right, my pen was shaking a little bit as I wrote out my thoughts. The quoted words below, which ended up initiating a column last winter about my once-in-a-lifetime expedition to South America, are haunting me just a little bit today: "My head is still spinning. The experience has not yet sunk
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The Red Hawks were ready to deliver an upset.
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Four years ago, Rachelle Russell left Cottonwood to attend William Jessup University.
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The Shasta College softball team opened its 2011 season with a win and then a fall-from-ahead loss on Saturday.
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The warm colors of a sunset. The bruised sky of a thunderstorm off in the distance. A deer calmly enjoying a snack. These images are among the many that north state residents share with others on Redding.com.
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Customers at several local businesses can donate $1 this month to the Shasta Family Justice Center as part of the center's Empowering Families campaign.
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Shasta County's district attorney's office wants to hand off the new Shasta Family Justice Center to a nonprofit.
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Dear Babe: I have a 14x18 sheet that advertises the first game of the 1955 World Series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees. It has a team photo of the Dodgers and lists the starting pitchers as (Don) Newcombe and (Whitey) Ford.— D.P., Redding"This is a fake. It is a fantasy piece — something t
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At least 600 people went to Central Valley High School in Shasta Lake on Saturday to honor humanity for the eighth annual Multicultural Celebration.
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More than three years after Siskiyou County planners first warned a Mount Shasta man that he could face fines if he didn't stop his gravel operation on Black Butte, the issue grinds on.
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Redding police arrested five people Friday night at a Redding apartment after a search led officers to believe three children were in danger.
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When the Green Bay Packers made it into the NFC championship game against the Chicago Bears, Redding resident Kasey Williams just knew they would win and go to the Super Bowl.
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Births — January 2011
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What: Mercy Regional Cancer Center and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center offer Women’s Health Symposium When: Feb 9, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Redding Cost: No charge Plan now to attend a stimulating reception and lecture with leading medical professionals who will share the lat
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Anti-drunken driving campaigns in Shasta and Tehama counties began their Super Bowl crackdown Friday.
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Talk about a business turning lemons into lemonade.
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As you read this you may be getting ready for America's biggest unofficial holiday, Super Bowl Sunday. This year is Super Bowl "45." The name "Super Bowl" was initiated in 1970, after three AFC-NFC Championship games, so one could argue that it is actually Super Bowl "42." It might be of intere
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This article discusses a few of the top 10 estate planning mistakes we tend to see in the estate planning community. These are mistakes I see people make unwittingly, which can be avoided with proper estate planning techniques. I recently read a report that suggested that only about 20 percent of the population has a formal
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How do you find the perfect Valentine's Day gift for that special someone in your life?
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The newsletter of Nature's Nexus, a collective on Hartnell Avenue in Redding, opens a window on the difficulties of doing business in a still-gray market. You might be kosher with the police chief, but just try to find a banker....
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More evidence that our real estate market has gone to pot....An acquaintance directed me to this listing in the latest Nickel classifieds: "215 MARIJUANA parcel, 2.5 acre single wide mobile, Cottonwood area, $85,000 owner will carry, 530-528-1000"...
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That is all. Where are the aerodynamic Freightliners of yore? These boxy diesel engines have the grace of any industrial machinery where form follows function, but they could use a little more style.
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Search teams near Ball Mountain in Siskiyou County this afternoon found a Montague man who had been missing since Tuesday.
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He was sent to the West by the federal government in 1872 to find the best location for the establishment of the first federally owned and operated fresh water salmon fish hatchery. He traveled here from the East with...
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Redding police Friday night arrested five people at a Redding apartment after a search led officers to believe three children were in danger.
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This home is a survivor. Click here to a
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All complaints about Mediators, Judges, Therapists etc. need to be filed now. you can find out how at the "CPPA" meetings every Tuesday at 6 pm at the "Neighborhood Church."We want to coordinate all members new and standing this Tuesday February 8th and get all the complaints filled out and sent or handed in.We
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The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Redding area from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.
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What an enjoyable night at the annual Redding Chamber of Commerce Awards function, Chamberee. Held at the Win River Casino Grand Ballroom, the room was filled with community supporters to recognize the outstanding volunteers and businesses in Redding. This was the 10th Chamberee that I have attended, and this one was as enj
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From a letter to the editor by Fred Boest of Red Bluff, opposing state subsidies for county fairs: Shasta County is obligated for $35,000 for a Charley Daniels concert. Hey! If Charley can't generate enough ticket sales to pay his...
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No word on whether he lives in the north state. From the press release by Image Comics: Based on a character conceived of by Ziggy Marley... MARIJUANAMAN promises to shatter all expectations -- this is not the comic you...
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"I like to think they are shy," David Walther tells me, speaking of his beloved hellebores. David is co-owner of Spring Fever Nursery in Yankee Hill with his wife Cathy. "Many varieties of hellebores have flowers that face downward because, as winter bloomers, they are trying to protect their pollen from wind and rain and s
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A man who came to Redding 47 years ago to run the town's only local TV station found himself back in the spotlight Friday night.
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Nearly a month after the state's new governor announced that budget cuts could mean park closures, there is still no word on which might be targeted, though there are hints that north state facilities could be among them.
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By noon on Friday more than 50 children from low-income and uninsured households had walked out of the Shasta Community Health center in downtown Redding with fresh new smiles.
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Local hospital officials, unlike some others in the state, say they have no immediate plans to implement a system that allows patients to schedule an appointment to enter an emergency room.
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In 1911: The Fay brothers of Sacramento, who were furnishing a new river freight boat service, planned to send their steamer Weitchpec out from Sacramento with freight for Red Bluff and way landings along the way. Freight was to be received at Sacramento daily up to 3 p.m. of the day of shipment.
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The Tehama County Coroner's Office on Friday identified the woman who died early Thursday after being hit by a truck as she walked in the northbound Interstate 5 slow lane.
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The Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference is coming again to Redding.
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Trinity County, devastated by a smoky summer resulting from hundreds of north state wildfires, will get $2 million to help pay for some of its losses.
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The Economic Development Corp. of Shasta County will host a Shasta Enterprise Zone tax credit workshop at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
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Shasta County is not plotting huge complexes of low-income apartments in the decidedly country towns of Burney, Cottonwood and Fall River Mills.
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What a difference a couple of years can make. It seems an eon ago now; guess that's why they call it "Internet time."
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Fairs ought to pay their own expenses
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Farmer: "It's time, plant your snap peas."
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The following two concerns were written by two different readers, but they are similar in nature and I thought we could answer them together.
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A former Anderson fire chief has resigned from his new job just days after the Shasta County District Attorney's Office released a report alleging he would have been charged with a host of crimes had the statutes of limitations not expired.
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Redding Mayor Missy McArthur is crusading against Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to stuff local redevelopment dollars into the state budget's $24 billion deficit.
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Cane berries grow enthusiastically and produce prolifically. Gardeners who dabble in them should get plenty of plump, juicy fruits for cobblers, pies and jams — or to eat out of hand.
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Hornets edge rival Shasta, 53-51
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Every year it seems that National Signing Day, the first day when prospective college football recruits can sign, gets bigger and bigger.
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The Liberty Christian boys basketball team defeated Redding Christian 69-42 on Friday.
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ANDERSON — The Falcons learned firsthand what happens when you underestimate your opponent.
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Question: Congress recently considered abolishing certain long-standing tax deductions from personal income tax. Should deductions to religious institutions have been one of them?
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The Shasta College baseball team shut out De Anza College 8-0 on Friday, giving the Knights a 2-0 record in their young season.
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Emergency personnel this evening are responding to an overturned vehicle on Oregon Street at Highway 299 in Weaverville.
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In just two paragraphs: "On March 13, 2008, six months before the Irish real-estate Ponzi scheme collapsed, Ingram published a report, in which he simply quoted verbatim what British market insiders had told him about various banks' lending to commercial...
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A Corning man with a lengthy criminal history involving violence, theft, and drugs has been sentenced in a domestic violence case. Jason Edward Dalton was arrested by Corning Police in September. He had been in an argument with the victim, and turned it into a physical altercation when he used his head to hit her in the
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A Tehama County Superior Court judge has sentenced a man to prison for a theft that a helpful clerk unwittingly made possible. Xavier Cleveland Jones was arrested in October. At a business in Corning, Jones had shopped for a number of items with a total value of over $2200. He then attempted to make the purchase with his
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Chloe Lugg and Jacob Moore
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Gilda Chibante and Paul Williams
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Kari Palmer and Charles Williams
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Kaci Gurrola and Matt Norene
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The Redding Library is buzzing with activity most days and evenings. Along with the "usual fare" of books, magazines, newspapers, research materials and public computers, the library is used as something of a community cultural center. Programs are offered for all ages, including traditional story times for the 6 an
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During this, the second week of my series on weekend excursions in the four directions, I go south.
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Dear Straight Talk: Six months ago, my younger sister was rejected by her boyfriend for another girl. She's still not over it. She lies around sad and depressed and hardly leaves our room except to go to school reluctantly. She's also seriously neglecting her personal hygiene and often doesn't bother to get dres
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Monica Short and Joshua Fugitt
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If there's one thing frugal Nerd Chicks love to do, it's save money on, well, everything!
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Agency: Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Anderson River Park.
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Products / services offered: Yoga classes for students of all levels, private instruction, yoga equipment: mats,blocks, mat bags, eye pillows and more.
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If it was a perfect world, the market would take care of itself and businesses would not be incentivized. But it is not and as guest columnist Dan Oney pointed out in his Record Searchlight column recently, other states such as Oregon and Texas have ratcheted up the stakes for job creation by offering incentives that many t
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My husband is a night owl and I'm more of a lark — earlier to bed, earlier to rise. If I'm sleeping lightly, it's common for me to awaken when he comes to bed. If I'm sleeping deeply — as indicated by my snoring (which he animatedly demonstrates for me, sort of a cross between a snorting pig and
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Travis and I just celebrated 15 years of marriage on Jan. 13. Our dating and engagement were pretty dreamy, but our first few years of marriage were a bit of a challenge. We were in love, but found ourselves putting in some hard work trying to understand each other. And sometimes it just wasn't much fun.
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Super Bowl Sunday is back again. This year Fran and I will be hooting and hollering in our rocking chairs. We go in cycles when it comes to cheering. At our house Fran is the better sports fan. Her cheering has been known to wake me up for portions of a game I didn't want to miss.
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Firefighters this evening are battling a mobile home fire on Joanne Lane in Cottonwood.
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It's a 24-hour news cycle, even here
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State budget is a zero-sum game
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Fred Boest, Red Bluff
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By our rough count, the debate over "public forum" rules for the entrance to the Redding library has provoked one bitter City Council meeting, two long meetings of the Shasta Public Libraries Citizens Advisory Committee, and a novella's worth of dueling legal analyses by Redding City Attorney Rick Duvernay on th
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Denise Snider, Red Bluff
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Supervisor's allegiance? Only to herself
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A Redding woman charged with felony DUI in connection with a Nov. 21 traffic accident that nearly killed an 18-year-old Anderson man may learn later this month whether she will be ordered to stand trial.
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Drug agents have been busy. The Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force, or SINTF, conducted raids on three homes with help from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Redding Police, and corrections agents. SINTF Commander John Thulin says all the investigations were prompted by complaints from neighbors. That led to
Officials have determined the identity of the woman killed on Interstate 5 in Red Bluff early Thursday morning. 32-year-old April Smith of Boise, Idaho was apparently in town visiting family. Shortly after 2:30am Thursday, Smith was walking northbound in the slow lane of northbound I-5 south of the Main Street exit when
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It may be fortunate that a pickup truck became disabled in Red Bluff before the driver hurt anybody. At about 1:45 Thursday afternoon, 58-year-old Robert Wilkerson was on Lucknow Avenue when he reportedly allowed his 1993 GMC Sierra to drift off the side of the road, striking a small tree and three mailboxes before shear
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Redding Police issued five citations Thursday night to people accused of providing alcohol to minors. Officers were accompanied by a California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Investigator as they conducted both types of minor decoy sting operations. An underage decoy was sent into a number of stores attempting
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A relief fund has been set up for a Happy Valley family who lost their home to fire last weekend. Crews were called to the two-story home at the corner of Happy Valley Road and Shawn Drive just before 3:30 Sunday afternoon. When they arrived, the house was engulfed in flames. It took nearly an hour to contain the blaze.
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A two-vehicle wreck that blocked traffic this afternoon at the Highway 299 junction with Highway 3 has been cleared from the road.
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That handsome man is none other than Livingston Stone, the man who established the Baird U. S. Fish Hatchery at Baird in 1872. And the winner is Curtis Byron who guessed him correctly at 10:04 a.m. Congratulations Curtis! You have...
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Today, 37 cents of every dollar earned in this country is the tax collector's share, and yet our government continues to spend $17 million a day more than the government takes in. We haven't balanced our budget 28 out of...
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The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office this afternoon found a truck belonging a Montague man who’s been missing since Tuesday.
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For July 2004. Researching pre-bust Redding, ran across a profile I wrote of Kendall Swanson, an entrepreneurial Angelino who left the glitz of Hollywood and moved north to open Deluxe, a (still) thriving hair salon in west Redding. The kicker:...
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A former Anderson fire chief has resigned from his new job just days after the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office released a report alleging he would have been charged with a host of crimes had the statutes of limitations not expired.
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Crews have finished cleaning up a rock slide across Highway 299 some two miles east of Helena.
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We went looking for the 5 best local homes for sale for watching the Superbowl with your friends. Here’s the play by play for our picks: #5 Coming in at #5 is 7495 Waterside Way in Redding. This home is in a gated compoun
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A 30-year-old man was hit in the head by a falling tree this morning while clearing brush with an inmate work crew along Highway 299 west of Redding.
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A Feb. 22 preliminary hearing date was scheduled this morning in Shasta County Superior Court for a Southern California man accused of sex crimes with his 15-year-old Redding niece and keeping her from her parents for a month last year.
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This week, the Shasta Family Justice Center (SFJC) kicked off the Empowering Families campaign. During the month of February 2011, local businesses are asking customers to donate $1 to help end family violence in our community.  All funds raised will stay right here in Shasta County.  Community members will be able to wri
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Four Redding clerks were cited Thursday night for selling alcohol to a minor in a police sting.
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What is the name of this very important person? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest. As of today, we have NEW rules. Only two guesses per person! If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll...
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The Tehama County Coroner’s Office this morning identified the woman who died early Thursday morning after being hit by a truck as she walked in the northbound Interstate 5 slow lane.
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Not the legendary king but the naughty, lovable Dudley Moore’s Arthur is my latest project. The face is finished. It will look quite like Dudley/Arthur when it has hair and a top hat, eventually. This is a fun project of doing a portrait doll of a figure (dudley) that I love. It will soon have [...]
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A California Highway Patrol helicopter and a Tehama County Sheriff’s boat teamed up Thursday afternoon to rescue a two-year-old boy left stranded in a boat along the Sacramento River after his father fell into the chilly water.
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Redding Mayor Missy McArthur joined a group of some 100 city leaders and industry lobbyists who traveled to Sacramento on Thursday to oppose California Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to discontinue redevelopment agencies statewide. McArthur attended a hearing of the state Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee, which is
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We get a good many requests for 4 bedroom homes. This east Redding ranch style was built in 1960. According to records, it last sold in 1996 for $111K. Interesting to think about that. If they had bought and held, it would have appreciated $2
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Winter isn't in the week's forecast for Redding. Today through Monday should be full of sunshine and have highs above 70 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Winds should be light today and Sunday, but strong Saturday. North winds Saturday should blow at 8 to 18 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.
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Read Part 3 of "Pink House Chronicles - The Garden" here. In the interrogative outline we’ve been exploring in our series, the "Where" part is about assessing your site and its immediate surroundings. This is almost as important as the "Who" part we’ve already discussed. So, at the beginning of your garden planning, tak
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What: Dry Branch Fire Squad at Old City Hall When: Feb. 12 Where: Old City Hall Cost: $18. Tickets at Bernie's Guitar, 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA (530) 223-2040 "There is no band in bluegrass or country music today that captures the soul of American music better than the Fire Squad." ~Keith Lawrence, Knight-Ridder News
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Sustainability is about much more than conserving natural resources. True sustainability also takes into account economic, social and human resources, because an activity or practice isn’t sustainable if it costs more than we can afford or harms people. That’s the message I took away from two exhibitions that open this
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I was amazed at the fiction that appeared in your newspaper on Sunday. Either Evelyn Ward is living in an alternate universe or she's been using some of the weed she is ranting about.
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Who doesn't love a democratic revolution? Who is not moved by the renunciation of fear and the reclamation of dignity in the streets of Cairo and Alexandria?
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Red-light camera sare controversial — but they work
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Time for trash cam
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First 5 Shasta officials are gearing up for another attempt to divert tobacco taxes from the agency's local coffers.
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This time around it was a senior who won the game for the Hornets.
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Heating and air conditioning contractors are complaining that Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s decision to revamp its energy-saving program will zap more jobs from an industry already struggling to stay busy in a down economy.
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The Shasta College baseball team won its season opener with an 8-4 victory over Modesto on Thursday.
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Though the new Dunsmuir City Council resolved a lawsuit about water and sewer rate increases, the former mayor says it was done illegally.
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SHASTA LAKE — In one quarter, the Northern Athletic League girls hoops race turned from a potential runaway to being wide open.
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Last week I struck a nerve.
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Two Redding brothers arrested along with four others during a December brawl with police outside a downtown bar saw their felony charges reduced to misdemeanors Thursday by the Shasta County district attorney's office.
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In 1911: Because he bought whiskey for an Indian in order that he might help in the drinking of it, Thomas Riley, a drifter, was sentenced to serve 30 days in the Yreka County Jail. But the white man and the Indian had a good old jag together before their pleasant acquaintanceship was ended.
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A woman who was walking north in the northbound slow lane of Interstate 5 in Red Bluff died early Thursday morning after being hit by a big rig.
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An effort to designate 18,000 federally managed acres near Red Bluff as a national recreation area is again on the legislative table.
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Redding will ask property owners in four subdivisions for more money to keep weeds whacked, shrubs pruned, lawns mowed and fences mended around their developments.
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My skeptical side figures this is an almost certain billion-dollar boondoggle, but it will certainly be cool if it works. From The New York Times: The Energy Department has offered a Texas company a loan guarantee for a $1 billion...
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Real Living Real Estate Professionals in Redding will host a first time homebuyer' seminar at 11 a.m. Saturday.
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With Gov. Jerry Brown suggesting --- as Gov. Schwarzenegger and the Legislature tried two years ago --- tapping "First 5" tobacco-tax money to help balance the state's budget, it raises a question I've wondered about but never seen much evidence...
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In the United States, nearly 7 percent of the population has diabetes. By 2040, one of two seniors will have diabetes. This is an epidemic that can be prevented when it comes to Type 2 diabetes.
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Nearly a pound-and-a-half of methamphetamine was seized and six people were arrested during a series of drug busts in Corning on Tuesday. It was the culmination of a two month investigation by the Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement task force, with help from federal DEA agents and police in Corning and Red Bluff. The fo
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A man has been sentenced in Tehama County Superior Court for a drug bust that took place in December. Ronald Calvin Butler Jr was arrested after it was discovered during a traffic stop that he was on parole. That led to a search of his vehicle by Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force agents, during which methamphetamin
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A man who apparently thought he had gotten away after fighting with a cop has been sentenced in Tehama County. Last April, a CHP officer noticed a vehicle parked in an area used frequently for illegal trash dumping. As he approached Adam Woods, the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana and noticed that Woods was act
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Wrecking yards have some vehicles coming their way after a confusing pile-up on Interstate 5 in Anderson, but there were only two injuries and they were very minor. The crash occurred at about 1:40 Thursday afternoon as 18-year-old Ant
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Potter Creek Cave is approximately one mile south of Shasta Caverns at the junction of the McCloud and Pit rivers in the same mountain of rock known as Grey Rocks
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Watching PowerPoint presentations is an unorthodox way to spend a Friday night, but nothing about the Pecha Kucha can be considered ordinary.
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The idea for Tommy Corey's Self-Worth Project just popped into his head, much like the moment a camera catches a powerful image. It appears that both Corey's idea and his photographs have staying power.
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Representatives of non-profit organizations can attend a grant writing seminar from the comfort of their homes or offices. The Shasta Regional Community Foundation will host their first grant-writing “Webinar” covering proposal preparation as well as basics of funding research. There is no cost to attend the
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The Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force arrested 16 people during a three-day drug bust in Shasta County.
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Growing in Trinity? Yes, but stick to facts
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Red-light camerasare controversial — but they work
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Toward a soft landing in Egypt
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John Dougherty, Redding
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A Redding man who flipped a car on the Court Street Bridge over the Sacramento River Thursday was arrested this morning on suspicion of vandalism and violating a court order.
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This reads like the sort of corrections the New York Times runs when it screws up. In this case it's about 16 Brazilians who were reportedly raised from the dead. Excerpt: ....First we posted this testimony prematurely. We didn't follow...
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A Redding man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and driving with a suspended license after smashing his sports car into a tree and then a parked pickup Wednesday morning on a side street in north Redding.
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Two Shasta County teenagers reaffirmed today their guilty pleas in connection with the 2009 beating death of a homeless man.
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Bethel Church issues a bit of a retraction. Hey, I sympathize. Everyone gets a story wrong now and then. As many of you know, in the past weeks we posted the testimony of some mind-blowing miracles that were reported to...
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A pileup this afternoon involving a big rig and four other vehicles is slowing northbound Interstate 5 traffic south of Redding.
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Fitness guru Jack LaLanne's recent passing inspired this letter to the New York Times this week: Re "Ripped and Righteous," about the legacy of Jack LaLanne (Week in Review, Jan. 30): Who will pay the enormous health care bill for...
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1. Go Red for Women Friday, Cascade Theatre. Evening gala of "Dark Chocolate and Red Wine" runs from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring a selection of red wines and dark chocolates. Film "Sleepless in Seattle" will be shown at 7 p.m. Local doctors will discuss heart disease awareness. Presented by Shasta Regional Medical Center.
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We have had so many adorable new babies in here recently. This little pumkpin while we were photographing her was just so wide eyed, she didn't want to miss a thing! We custom create all our birth announcement for our newborn baby sessions. Here is little Hayden's announcement. Welcome Hayden!
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Laurie Bagley believes that at some point in life, everybody has a mountain to climb. It may be metaphysical like a new career, a new way of living or some other dream, or it may be Mt. Everest—the world's tallest mountain—that Bagley summited in 2006.
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A woman was killed when she was hit by a big rig on Interstate Five in Red Bluff early Thursday morning. Shortly after 2:30am the unidentified woman was walking northbound in the slow lane of northbound I-5 south of the Main Street exit when she was struck by a tractor trailer. Northbound I-5 was closed for over two hour
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The Klamath National Forest has new snow-survey results out. The news isn't great: Yreka, CA -- Employees of the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest have completed the February 1st snow surveys. All five of the snow-measurement...
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A Redding man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Woodland. 58-year-old Tracy Bittner entered the plea Thursday in Federal Court in Sacramento. On September 22nd, Bittner walked into a Bank of the West branch in Woodland brandishing an air pellet gun. He fled with $5880 cash. Police caught up to him about a half-hour
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As football fans gather to watch the Super Bowl, AAA of Northern California will be offering free towing and rides home to those who have been drinking. The Tipsy Tow program is free and open to everyone, including non-members. The service offers a one-way ride for the driver and potential passengers, and a tow for the v
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Ken Gigliello knows meat. Before he and his family opened Fatboy's BBQ in north Redding six years ago, he'd been a meat cutter and butcher for 25 years, most of it at Petrini's and Lunardi's, gourmet Bay Area grocery chains.
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A correspondent e-mails the comment below along with a link to this Wall Street Journal story entitled "The Quest for a 'Charter City'." "Deport 'em. I make the motion that the citizens of Redding deport Jones and Bosetti in the...
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The new video making the digital rounds is just the latest sign that, even with last fall's bitter election over, labor relations at the city of Redding remain sour. Well, much as some might like to knock Pat Jones for...
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A 58-year-old Redding man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Woodland bank last fall.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Open Temperature: 25 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Light. Visibility: Good. Depth: 30 inches at base, 66 inches at top Snow surface: Light powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 20 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Mostly clear with spot
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When Redding residents think of a night out, or even just a place to go grab a drink, chances are the numerous bars in the city limits come to mind. However, don’t exclude the establishments in the outlying areas from consideration.
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"The Last Five Years" is not exactly the sunny, feel-good musical of the year, but it's a show Rebekah Pearson has been in love with for years and one she has long wanted to perform.
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A Redding teen missing from her family since late last month was found after more than a week away.
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Hint #1: There is a famous bridge in Shasta County named for him. Hint #2: The bridge that's named for him is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hint #3: The bridge was almost dynamited by Caltrans in...
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Words from an Islamist, what do you think? The West's major problem with Islam today is that Islam is dangerously exploiting the West's 'split personality'. As a community of secular states, with a strong Christian culture underpinning that community, the West is repulsed by the idea of fighting for its Christi
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I looked up from the screen to see the morning sun reflecting on a bank of clouds. The dawn was on fire.
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Here’s a 2000 built 4/2 of about 1647 sqft in Windsor Estates. We really like this neighborhood. Just 2 days ago we showed you
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Sun over Redding today should start a string of five days with a high close to or above 70 degrees. Today's high should be 70, with a north wind of about 6 mph slacking as the day goes on, according to the National Weather Service. Friday should be even warmer, with an expected high of 72. Saturday should
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What: The First Friday Art Event in Red Bluff kicks off with two exhibits: Betty LaDuke's touring exhibit entitled "Surviving War, Dreaming Home" and a smaller show, "Lassen Views." When: Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday Where: Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut Street, Red Bluff "Surviving War, Dreaming Home" is an in
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What: Small Business Workshop and Contractor Outreach When: Tuesday (Feb. Where: Shasta Builders' Exchange, 2985 Innsbruck Drive, Redding, CA 96001 Cost: Free. See this flyer for more information for times and registration. Businesses are invited to the Caltrans District 2 Small Business Workshop and Contractor Outreach! Th
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According to Ed Peterson’s book on Redding's first hundred years, the San Francisco Call described this building in 1890 as “a $60,000 hall to be ready by July Fourth.” Its actual cost was only $6,500 to build and, by all accounts, what it contributed to the community was worth far more. When finished, the framework [
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A woman who was walking north the northbound slow lane of Interstate 5 in Red Bluff died early this morning after being hit by a big rig.
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A double standard
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The prospect of California state park closures is again in the news as the state of California deals with its continuing budget crisis. There are, however, private alternatives that should be considered before closing the parks.s
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Jerry Brown for president?
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The Diestelhorst Bridge is a survivor.
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Maybe the Shasta College women's basketball team isn't going back to the playoffs and another league title is a longshot.
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Cascade Square, the art deco center that occupies a high-profile corner in downtown Redding, is getting a new anchor tenant — its third in about four years.
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PALO CEDRO — At this point in the season, the team that stays healthy can go a long way.
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Brandon Small scored 20 points as the Shasta High School boys basketball team beat Oroville 62-43 on Wednesday.
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An advisory group Wednesday postponed a decision whether to recommend a policy allowing limited leafleting at the Redding Library entrance.
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With Egyptians still demanding fair democracy in violent protests after President Hosni Mubarak announced he will not seek re-election, Susan Grabek and the Rev. Dr. Ann Muir, both of Redding, were some of the tourists able to avoid the political upheaval and enjoy their vacations marked by boat rides up the Nile River.
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SHASTA LAKE — Divisiveness may rule in the nation's capital but closer to home, hundreds of people will be celebrating diversity instead.
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A suspected drunken driver flipped his car on the Court Street Bridge Wednesday afternoon as he tried to cross the Sacramento River at 80 mph, police said.
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The husband of the Redding woman accused of stomping a dog to death in November has pleaded no contest to discharging a firearm with gross negligence after he fired a shot last month at the couple's TV inside their bedroom during an argument.
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Eric Batten is returning to his golf roots.
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Shasta Lake City Council members late Tuesday night rejected an offer from California-based PMC, a municipal service contractor, for a $14,050 environmental study of proposed changes to the city's hillside building laws.
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The Smart Business Resource Center is looking for the 2011 "Best Companies to Work for in Shasta County"
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Rick Duvernay, Redding's city attorney, chooses the strangest metaphors sometimes. From Scott Mobley's report on the latest deliberations on whether free speech is allowed outside the library: Duvernay today compared the library entrance area to a public building lobby. Courts...
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Trinity County supervisors on Wednesday night approved a 45-day moratorium on large-scale medical marijuana growing operations in the county’s residential neighborhoods.
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In 1911: Harry Weaver, alias "Handsome Harry," the king and last remaining member of the ring of undesirables of which Cottonwood has been rid since the first of the year, was rounded up at 11 o'clock Saturday evening in the Palm Hotel after being hunted for a week.
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COTTONWOOD — A decorated Northern Section long distance runner has made her next move.
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What: The Barter Theatre's production of Forever Plaid When: Saturday (Feb. 5) at 7:30pm Where: Cascade Theatre, Redding Don't miss a celebration of the music of the '50s as JPR and the Cascade Theatre present the Barter Theatre's production of "Forever Plaid." It's the story of Jinx, Sparky, Francis and Smudge, four young
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Some pregnant women are under the false belief that alcohol every now and then is safe. The truth is there is no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy. Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, prescription or otherwise, can have harmful, lasting effects on a developing fetus.
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Six years ago, Kati Rosten of Anderson didn't feel well. An ache here. An ache there. She couldn't describe her exact symptoms, but she sensed something was wrong. It wasn't until two years later, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma where white blood cells, particularly plasma cells, in the bone marrow becom
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Shasta Blood Center announced this week it is in need of AB- and O- blood.
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An advisory group today postponed deciding whether to recommend a policy allowing limited leafleting at the Redding Library entrance.
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Fifty years ago, the highest paid and most prestigious professions were that of a doctor or a 707 airline pilot who flew the "golden" route from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Today the yellow brick road begins on Wall Street or...
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A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after nearly plunging into the middle of the Sacramento River. At around 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Murray Rosemary was northbo
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Gary and I have been working on the rental. Well, that isn't strictly true: he's been doing the lion's share of the work.We cleaned up the garage and threw out a LOT of stuff. We washed walls and windows (one window has permanent etchings from a kid scraping it with something sharp, like a pen). I scrubbed floor
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A man who was in the country illegally is going to prison for causing two crashes within minutes of each other that sent seven people to the hospital. On the evening of December 5th, Redding Police were called to a hit-and-run collision at the intersection of Hilltop Drive and Lake Boulevard, involving a Honda Civic driv
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Redding Firefighters got a quick jump on a residential fire in South Redding Wednesday afternoon. The fire at a house on Star Drive was reported shortly after 2 o’clock. Battalion Chief Rob Pitt tells us there was a lot of stuff piled up in the area of the fire, but crews managed to work around it. The blaze was ex
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A barbecue is blamed for catching a house on fire in the Centerville area late Tuesday afternoon. Fire crews were called at 20 minutes after 5 to a 1500 square-foot home on Immanuel Way, located off of Placer Road west of Redding. Cal-Fire Prevention Officer Linda Galvan tells us the house sustained some major damage val
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A man who was elected to the Corning City Council but was then delayed in taking his seat by a legal complication has been deemed qualified and has promptly resigned. Jesse Lopez was elected in the November 2nd election, however his eligibility was called into question when it was discovered that Lopez had been convicted
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A dietary supplement manufacturer has settled a lawsuit brought by the District Attorneys of ten California counties, including Shasta, that alleged consumers were being hoodwinked by hoodia claims. Irwin Naturals Incorporated has agreed to pay $2.65 million in what prosecutors say is the largest settlement by a dietary
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Q. Congress recently considered abolishing certain long-standing tax deductions from personal income tax. Should deductions to religious institutions have been one of them? Since our nation’s founding, the American people — including our ancestral Unitarian fellowship — have enjoyed the free exercise of their religiou
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A woman was injured this afternoon after a car hit her bicycle near Tehama and California streets in Redding.
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Funny video ("The Truth About City of Redding Employees"). From public employee pensions to city charters and gun shops. Trust no one at City Hall did this "on the clock."...
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The relationship between life and wrestling can be intertwined if you make it.
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A Redding teenager arrested last year after reportedly threatening a rival gang member and his girlfriend outside the Shasta County Probation Office was sentenced today to 144 days in jail and placed on formal probation for three years.
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A suspected drunken driver flipped his car on the Court Street Bridge this afternoon as he tried to cross the Sacramento River at 80 mph.
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A man who police say is in the country illegally was sentenced to prison today after pleading no contest to hitting two vehicles on the same night while he was drunk.
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A small closet fire blocked traffic this afternoon on Star Drive in south Redding.
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A 19-year-old Shasta County man who was arrested in late 2008 for allegedly punching a 12-year-old boy in the nose and stealing his cell phone was placed on informal probation for three years this week after he earlier pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault.
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The husband of the Redding woman accused of stomping a Chihuahua-Min Pin mix dog to death in November has pleaded no-contest to discharging a firearm with gross negligence after he fired a shot last month at the couple’s TV inside their bedroom during an argument.
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When the doorbell rang, I almost didn't answer it. It was early (for us nocturnal types) and I looked bad.
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The Super Bowl is more than a game, it's a reason to throw a party, serve snacks and other tasty food while watching America's largest sporting event of the year boisterously with friends.
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The massive growth of humanity's population is straining the Earth's resources and climate, and one scientist is working to counter it with a ruthless plan while another examines whether urbanized people can adapt to the wild. That's the scenario in "The Next -- An Omen" an apocalyptic novel written and self-published in De
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Law enforcement agencies in the north state were warned to be on the lookout today for a man wanted in the shooting of an Oregon police officer.
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They rarely make the paper -- though sometimes the incidents that lead up to them do -- but one of my favorite parts of City Council meetings are the periodic "Citizens Awards" that the chief of police gives to bystanders...
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Redding restaurateur Joe Wong will open a Spoon Me frozen yogurt franchise in Cascade Square in downtown Redding.
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Trinity County’s supervisors tonight will discuss a 45-day moratorium on large-scale medical marijuana growing in the county’s residential neighborhoods.
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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 EEL RIVER Main and South Fork — Retired river guide John Pizza fished the South Fork and Main Stem Eel a week ago with “Lucky Dan” Luckman, and the two went eight for eight on the South Fork wi
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 19 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Light. Visibility: Good. Depth: 32 inches at base, 68 inches at top Snow surface: Light powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 21 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Mostly clear with sp
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This little guy, well not so little actually :), was just such a cutie pie. 1 month old and just the cutest chubbiest cheeks you've ever seen! We brought out one of our new hats that I just recently made and he modeled it perfectly. This session was done with 100% natural light.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are abrasive, handful and loss.Our Modern CrusoeHe wakes in a haze, cheeks turning pink in the sun, lips chapped. He’s at a complete loss and the confusion is like an odor about him, strong and musk
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A sports car smashed into a tree and then a parked pickup this morning on a side street in north Redding.
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It once stood high on the hill overlooking downtown Shasta. It was one of the very oldest houses in Shasta County. It stood there for 116 years until 1967 when it caught fire and burned to the ground. Dr....
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Here’s a confessional post from a person who claims to have sold mortgages in the heat of the real estate bubble. It seems quite credible, from our experience. In the early years of the foreclosure wave, many people we met losing their homes often named firms like Countrywide for their predicament. We remember the
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More sun should shine on the north state today, and the mostly clear sky will likely let the temperature drop to freezing tonight. Today should be 64 degrees with light north winds of 5 to 7 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight the low should be around 32 degrees. Sun shines through the
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You will be hard pressed to find better values on homes in this price range than Willow Glen. All built just a few years ago by Knighten Homes, they are stucco with modern floorplans and energy features. In fact, we helped a young family close escrow on another bank owned home on Nathan just a few days ago, after
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What: Free Health Screenings available at HealthFest When: Saturday (Feb. 5), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Mt. Shasta Mall Cost: Free Free health screenings will be available Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding during Shasta Regional Medical Center’s daylong HealthFest. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shasta Regional w
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My husband and I toured Naples, Rome, Florence, and Venice during our 10-day honeymoon in Italy. Florence amazed us with its art, its architecture, and its rich history. As we wander through the cobbled streets of Florence, the wind tangles my long hair. I brush it back and look up at the most beautiful building [...]
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The convergence of the Super Bowl and the NBA All-Star Game over the next two weekends signals a changeover from football to basketball, and it gives us an opportunity to look at some of the best combo football-basketball players in the Northern Section.
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The race toward the Tri-Cities League girls basketball title has become that much closer.
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The Enterprise High School girls basketball team came close, but eventually fell to visiting Paradise 52-46 on Tuesday.
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ANDERSON — Halfway through the Northern Athletic League schedule, the Cubs are realizing just how dangerous they can be.
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I'm a little intimidated by artichokes. What should I do with them? Fresh artichokes can seem daunting, but their bright flavor and meaty flesh is well worth the prep work involved. The crop peaks in the spring and fall, but artichokes are available year-round at the grocery store. While often eaten as a vegetabl
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Anyone got a better idea? Then step right up.That was the heart of the challenge in Gov. Jerry Brown's blessedly brief and no-nonsense State of the State speech Monday night, and partisans — left and right — who object to his mix of budget cuts and (if the voters agree) tax extensions owe California an ho
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Society stuck with short-term thinking
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Despite the old saying, "Don't cry over spilled milk," the Environmental Protection Agency is doing just that.
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Where's Mom's tribute?
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Although the mission's nearly $1.5 million budget increased by 6 percent in the last fiscal year, similar-size shelters operate on budgets almost four times as large.
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In 1911: John Miller, a miner who walked to the Mammoth Mine to secure employment became totally blind without cause after a night's rest. His only explanation of the loss of his eyesight is the possibility of having encountered a poisonous weed that might have blown into his eye.
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Shasta County Public Health Department officials Monday confirmed a child living in Shasta County has meningococcal disease.
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Natural gas bills for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. residential customers in February are expected to be 7 percent less on average than a year ago, the utility stated Tuesday.
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Siskiyou County supervisors are getting into the game-management business.
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An unfinished office building perched atop a bluff overlooking the Sacramento River in south Redding is headed for foreclosure.
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RED BLUFF — Those interested in following the goings-on in county supervisors' chambers can now do so in the comfort of their own homes.
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A group of tea party activists, union officials, business people and other professionals will spend the next four months scoping out the pros and cons of a charter for Redding.
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It matters more to bond traders than, directly, to anyone likely reading this blog, but since we reported in December that Moody's held its rating on Redding Electric Utility's bonds steady, it's probably worth mentioning --- as REU Director Paul...
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~ LOVE ~ IS ~ IN ~ THE AIR ~ Valentine's Day in the North State | Suggestions for a romantic celebration! Chocolate, hearts, flowers, love notes, candle-light dinners....they all spell out Valentine's Day! Whether you're planning a low-key celebration or going extravagant, here's a list of ideas t
Beautiful video. Los Angeles is beautiful in certain lights. LAX Twilight Landing 2 from pumpkin Kid on Vimeo....
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A group of tea party activists, union officials, business people and other professionals will spend the next four months hashing out a possible charter for Redding.
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Assuming you voted for her. Whitman spent $178.5 million ($144 million out of her own pocket); Brown spent $40 million. But as the San Jose Merc notes: Brown had a lot of other help, too. For example, the California Working...
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A Shasta County man was acquitted today of attempted murder, but convicted of a slew of other criminal charges in connection with the 2009 assault and beating of a bound and gagged man.
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Firefighters are responding to a structure fire reported on Immanuel Way just south of Placer Road in the Centerville area southwest of Redding.
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Shasta County Public Health Department officials today confirmed a child living in Shasta County has meningococcal disease.
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Power was restored just before 6 p.m. to 238 Shingletown homes, a Pacific Gas and Electric spokeswoman said.
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One person is dead following a weekend fire in Trinity County. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the fire broke out Sunday morning on Mad River Road in Ruth. 38-year-old Ron Kirkman was found dead inside the single-wide trailer. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Post expires at 12:34am on Satur
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Redding Mayor Missy McArthur will be heading to Sacramento to argue on behalf of the City against the Governor’s plan to eliminate redevelopment agencies. Governor Brown says eliminating the state’s nearly 400 municipal redevelopment agencies would save $1.7 billion. Mayor McArthur will represent Redding at a
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United Way of Northern California is opening its purse. Any non-profit 501c3 organization is invited to apply for funding from the United Way. They’ll even show how it’s done during two free workshops. The first will be on Thursday February 3rd from 1p to 4p at the United Way Redding office on Benton Drive. A
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Three family members were arrested during a raid on a sophisticated marijuana growing operation in Tehama County. The Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement Task Force arrived with a search warrant Monday at the 350 acre Norton property on Cannon Road, located off of Highway 36 about 15 miles west of Red Bluff. Agents say t
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The J. G. Kellogg buried in the sands of the Sacramento River Things are starting to move along again. Today I had a conference call with people from the State Lands Commission who are guiding me along in the process....
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I'm no fan of automated traffic enforcement -- though, knock on my wood-grained laminate desktop, I've not had a nearly $500 ticket arrive in my mailbox yet. But it's hard to argue with crash statistics, and the Insurance Institute for...
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Here's your chance to let others know. A press release just received: The Smart Business Resource Center is looking for the 2011 "Best Companies to Work for in Shasta County." Nominations are now open for the fifth annual awards. This...
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Never mind the statute of limitations. Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, went on trial this week in southern California. The jury didn't buy his insanity defense. Fun story here on the mock trial - which featured a Supreme Court justice...
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Herky-Jerky  First off, I have to say how blown away I was at how many of my FaceBook Friends came!  Whoop-Whoop! &
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The Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement task force on Monday arrested three people and seized marijuana, cash and guns from a Red Bluff property.
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While attending a Delta Stewardship Council meeting in Chico last week, I was reminded how large, diverse and practically ungovernable California is. The council was seeking early comments on an overarching plan, due by the end of the year, for managing the Bay Delta. Throughout the session, residents and landowners from th
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Local Snowboard Racer to Represent U.S. at Winter World University Games in Turkey
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Dr. Calvin Taylor will appear in a live concert of sacred music on Saturday, February 12, at 4:30 p.m., at the Redding Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2828 Eureka Way.
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Korie and nearly 40 other kids gave outstanding performances and delivered an amazing show.
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More than a half-century after Dale Sorling graduated from high school, he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology through Simpson University’s ASPIRE program.
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This is a program that brings families and friends back together in competition as well as teaches many great aspects in life. There are many possibilities for those children involved. Go to The American Soap Box Derby website as well as the National Soap Box Derby websites and see what this program is about. We can includ
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FREE dental treatment for 1-18-year-old children of low-income families with no insurance. Treatment may include: education, exam, X-rays, cleaning, fluoride treatments, sealants, filling and extraction. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, February 4th
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A man who works overnight returned to his home east of Bella Vista Tuesday morning to find only the smoldering remains of what had been his house. The structure fire on Holiday Way off of Highway 299 had almost burned itself out by the time fire crews were called just before 8am, according to Cal-Fire Prevention Officer
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A man believed to be a transient was found dead Sunday morning in Redding. The unidentified male was found at around 10am in an area of South City Park that’s frequented by homeless people. Redding Police say the death is under investigation, but it appears the deceased man had likely succumbed to exposure, and may
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Here’s a foreclosure property in Redding’s popular Edgewood subdivision. Built in 1990, this 3/2 is about 1328 sqft, and has a stucco exterior. You can click on either of these images to enlarge them. Or here’s a
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In 1960, Shasta County supervisors proposed moving the historic Whiskeytown graveyard to a safe place about a mile below where Whiskeytown Dam was being built because the forthcoming Whiskeytown Lake waters would cover the original graveyard. It was moved -...
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Shasta Land Trust proudly announces the completion of a conservation easement on the 5,081-acre Rickert Brothers Ranch in Shasta County.  The completed conservation easement represents the conclusion of over three years of coordinated efforts by the owners of the Rickert Brothers Ranch, and partner organizations Shasta Lan
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Wow, another big start to the day. Was sitting quietly this morning, trying to get the computer back to where it needs to be, when the phone rang. It was a neighbor a couple houses down, calling to tell me...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 25 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Light. Visibility: Good. Depth: 32 inches at base, 68 inches at top. Snow surface: Light powder on top of machine groomed. Trails: 32 open, 21 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Mostly clear with
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Fire crews this morning found a home east of Redding burned to the ground.
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Traffic along northbound Highway 273 south of Redding is fully flowing again this morning after a wreck limited it to one lane.
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What: Pecha Kucha Night - Redding #4 When: Friday (Feb. 4), 7 p.m. Where: The Atrium, at the Market Street Promenade in Downtown Redding Cost: Admission is free, with refreshments for everyone. What: Pecha Kucha is a fun night for people to come together and share their loves, passions and hobbies using brief PowerPoint
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Forget the calendar saying it's February, the sun today and the rest of this week shouts spring.
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Jordan Storment has a unique vantage point atop the wall that separates Shasta County’s homeless from its wealthier residents. College-educated, with an apartment and full-time job, he understands how easy it is to label those without a roof, degree or employment. He knows what it’s like to feel guilt or sadness, or ang
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What: Tax Assistance at Redding Library When: Feb. 3 to April 14, Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Redding Library, Community Room B From February 3rd to April 14th, the AARP will be offering Tax Aid at the Redding Library. Volunteers will assist seniors, disabled and low-and middle-income
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So a cross is now unconstitutional?
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While almost all California's political attention this winter is focused on the state's seemingly never-ending budget crisis and the severe cuts it will cause in most government programs, few have been heeding an ongoing catastrophe with even greater long-term implications — the school dropout problem.
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When Gov. Jerry Brown proposed phasing out California's redevelopment agencies to help close the state's chronic budget deficit, the turf-protecting response was quick and predictable.
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It's a little unusual for a team to play a nonconference game in the middle of their league schedule.
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At this point in the season, the Patriots have no problem welcoming a nonconference challenge.
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The Shasta High School girls basketball team ended its five-game losing streak by beating Oroville 44-38 on the road on Monday.
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As protests rage in Egypt, Adel Afify sits 7,300 miles away from his home country, where he hopes his wife and 2-year-old daughter are safe — he hasn't been able to speak with them in two days.
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Police have stopped a motorist and detained him after residents on Court Street in Redding reported a man with a baseball bat and a knife was apparently threatening residents, according to police.
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Shasta Land Trust is highlighting local food, local wine and beer, local artists and local businesses at the annual Wildways Kickoff Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Redding Senior Citizen's Hall, 2290 Benton Drive.
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The father of a Redding teen who went missing for a month last fall pleaded not guilty Monday morning to charges that he fondled her in 2008.
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A Friday memorial service in Mount Shasta has been scheduled for a Red Bluff woman who drowned last month when she was swept out to sea.
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The north state's Republican congressman and a local tea party group's leader cheered a ruling by a federal judge in Florida on Monday that deemed last year's Democrat-backed health care reform bill unconstitutional.
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Mark Munns hugs Marty Wyatt of Redding on Monday before dedication of a bench to honor Munns’ son, Joshua Munns, at Anderson River Park. Those who attended laid roses on the bench in remembrance of the young man. Munns, a Marine Corps veteran, later returned to Iraq as a contractor. Munns was 23 when he and four other co
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In the darkness of an early Friday morning in November, Margaret Carrel hopped inside her car with her teenage son, gearing up for another weekday.
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Winter sunshine fans are in for a fabulous February.
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In 1911: The John McArthur Co. sued W.H. Lee to secure a temporary injunction preventing Lee from tearing out or destroying the headgate of Davidson Creek in Fall River Valley, which it is alleged, he threatened to do. The McArthurs claim ownership of the property.
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SACRAMENTO — North state Republican and tea party political leaders greeted Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State speech Monday with more than a just a bit of skepticism.
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The Shasta County woman who was at the center of a brutal 2004 murder that saw her two sons sentenced to life in prison was back in Shasta County Superior Court Monday after being arrested in December on suspicion of public intoxication.
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The father of a 15-year-old girl who was missing for a month with her uncle pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that he fondled her in 2008. Jacob Berlinghoff, 33, entered the plea during an arraignment hearing before Shasta County Superior Court Judge Wilson Curle. Berlinghoff faces a felony count of lewd or lascivi
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Universal health care for Americans has been the goal of far-sighted presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to the present. President Obama and the 111th Congress succeeded. They enacted the Affordable Health Care Act. This historic achievement is regarded as an existential threat to the conservative movement and the Republican
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The Father of a teenager girl who went missing last year pled not guilty to several charges on Monday. 33 year old Jacob Berlinghoff is charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14, annoying a child, and sexual battery stemming from an incident that reportedly occurred in 2008. Berlinghoff’
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 27 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Light. Visibility: Good. Depth: 33 inches at base, 69 inches at top. Snow surface: Light powder on top of machine groomed. Trails: 32 open, 19 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Mostly clear with
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The mainstream news is full of images and stories about the Midwest and New England states getting buried in snow the last few days. “Snowpocalypse,” they say. More is on the way, we hear. You folks have our sympa
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But apparently I'm not. ACLU arguments and school's quick retreat notwithstanding, this kid deserved his suspension for calling his biology teacher, on Facebook, words that I shall not republish here. Indeed, one day was getting off easy....
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A structure fire on Placer Street in Redding caused an estimated $200,000 in damage. Crews were called to the home at 2016 Placer around 5:30 Sunday morning. No one was injured in the blaze, which remains under investigation. Placer was shutdown from West Street to Willis Street for close to 3 hours.
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My apologies for the troubles that left our Opinion section confined to the print edition over the weekend. For your reading pleasure, everything is up to date on Redding.com's Opinion section now....
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A 22-year-old Anderson man is dead following a single vehicle crash. According to the C-H-P, Boyd Lawrence the second of Anderson was traveling southbound on Parkville Drive south of Dersch Road around Two O’clock Sunday morning when his vehicle left the pavement. Lwrence lost control on the east shoulder when he f
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A Happy Valley home was completely destroyed by fire. Crews were called to the two-story home at the corner of Happy Valley Road and Shawn Drive just before 3:30 Sunday Afternoon. When they arrived, the house was engulfed in flames. It took nearly an hour to contain the blaze. The three occupants were able to escape unin
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A Corning man was arrested for burglary after reportedly making off with four candy bars, a soda and a peach. Officers were called to the Sav-Mor market on Solano Street around 3:30 Friday afternoon regarding a theft. 24-year-old Jake Hardwick consented to a search, at which time Officers reportedly located the four cand
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Who decides? People or the corporations?
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By this point every politically sentient American knows the federal budget is astonishingly out of whack. Even so, the numbers are so vast — the federal deficit is estimated at $1.5 trillion for 2011 — that they can be numbing. What would it look like to rein in that spending?
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Tales of adventure, gallantry and GPS
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Michael Hurley, Redding
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Billie Jo Bonk, Lewiston
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Ed W. Coleman, Shasta Lake
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New taxes? No,but Californianswant their say
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A bit of (local) food for thought
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Family focuscan curb flood into foster care
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I've lived in a nice residential subdivision in the central part of Trinity County for 22 years. We've had our share of bad neighbor episodes (drunken speeders, fiery disputes about road repair, etc.) but not like what we're having now.
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Universal health care for Americans has been the goal of far-sighted presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to the present. President Obama and the 111th Congress succeeded. They enacted the Affordable Health Care Act. This historic achievement is regarded as an existential threat to the conservative movement and the Republi
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The father of a Redding teen who went missing for a month last fall pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that he fondled her in 2008.
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This mill is really awesome, and remember, ALL of their machinery is operated by steam. No electricity on the property! The filmmaker is Charley Williams of Redding. His goal is to film every aspect of the operation of the mill....
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The winner of the First Prize was James Gilmore of Mt. Shasta. His image, entitled "Baby Gramps and Emmett" (see picture above), is a large 24x30 color pigment print from his 2010 series "Musee Mecanique," which consists of "portraits"...
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Here’s a link to a luxury home listing that just closed escrow in Palo Cedro. The phot
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The father of a Redding teen whose one-time disappearance generated nationwide media attention is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges he forced her to drink alcohol and fondled her as punishment in fall 2008.
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A Red Bluff man fainted after he was pulled over with five pounds of marijuana in his car, deputies said today.
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We like Windsor Estates very much. It’s a subdivision of relatively modern homes that are of good build quality, and located just a few minutes from either Redding or Shasta Lake City. Although somewhat adjacent to I-5 when seen from Google Maps, most of it lies in a rolling valley over a hill from the Inter
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Patchy frost this morning around Redding should give way to a sunny day. Today's high should be near 65 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Sun should be a staple this week, with highs in the 60s expected throughout the week and into the weekend. Friday and Saturday should be particularly warm, with a high
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With each season comes a new forum hosted by the Women's Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. " Foster Care: Who's Raising Our Children?" was the subject of the Jan. 25 winter forum held at the Shasta County Library in Redding. The sold-out lunch-time forum featured four speakers: Marta McKenzie, director
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What: Free Healthier Living Workshops When: Every Thursday from February 3 until March ,from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Where: Bloodsource, 1880 Park Marina Drive People living with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, lung disease, chronic pain and others are invited to attend a free workshop series t
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What: Be the Match Foundation holds a drive-up screening to find a bone marrow match for Brayden When: Wednesday (Feb. 2), 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: AT&T parking lot, 4434 Mountain Lakes Blvd. (off Oasis Road), Redding Four-year-old Brayden is in desperate need of a bone marrow donor, said organizer Josselyn Carter, wh
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You may remember my name in this sports section from way back in 2009. Needless to say I'm happy to be back associated with the Record Searchlight, and this will be a monthly event that I hope you come to think of as a treat.
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The Shasta College men's basketball team lost to Lassen 91-77 on Saturday.
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Slam Buckra, a north state rock guitarist best known for his eclectic musical style, has died.
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Redding fire crews Sunday morning put out a structure fire on Placer Street that likely caused around $200,000 in damage.
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In 1911: Everyone was still guessing Redding's population. If W. Dana Durand, director of the 13th census, did not hurry up it would be the longest guessing contest in history.
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Red Bluff Union High School District officials hope to restart in February a $6 million solar project that shut down after the contractor lost funding.
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Fire destroyed a home in Happy Valley on Sunday afternoon that was more than 70 years old.
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I think it's the bug-eyed look on the black cat, which I see on Yaz all the time.
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Fire destroyed a home in Happy Valley this afternoon that was more than 70 years old.
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A pedestrian was hit by a truck this afternoon in Hayfork, dispatchers said.
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Today we find two new REO properties for sale on the Alta’s, Alta Saga, and Alta Mesa. Both have their charms. We begin with 4665 Alta Saga, Redding 96002, listed for $194,900. It seems to be 1982 built 4/2 of about 1769 sqft. It
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An ambulance is responding to the Shasta Lake Rite Aid store, where dispatchers say a pedestrian was hit by a car this morning.
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A 22-year-old Anderson man is dead after he crashed early this morning into a telephone pole on Dersch Road in Redding, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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Sundays are for family fun!
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Where? On the very spot where the Redding Civic Center and City Hall is located. The track was mainly a horse racing track but mule and pig races were also held here. Back in 1853 the location was known...
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Expect a cloudy morning with a chance of sun later in the day today in Redding. The high for today should be about 52 degrees, and forecasters predict a 70 percent chance of rain in the morning with sunshine gradually developing in the afternoon. Temperatures should drop to around 33 degrees tonight, but a high of 59 degr
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Redding police are saying a 45-year-old woman who was reported stabbed shortly after 7 a.m. likely was accidentally injured by broken glass that resulted from a fight.
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Redding fire crews this morning put out a structure fire on Placer Street that likely caused around $200,000 in damage.
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Patrons and hotel workers at the City Hotel in 1872 couldn’t pass up an opportunity to have their photo taken. The two men in the center in chef’s attire are George Burdick on the right and Mr. Edovarch on the left. The City Hotel was located at the corner of Market and Tehama Street where [...]
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My last column described how the investment services industry is addressing deficiencies in our financial regulatory system exposed after the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. The resulting Frank-Dodd financial reform law required the Securities and Exchange Commission to research solutions and report to Congress within six mont
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Q: What is the law in regard to hunting “exotic ranch animals” on private lands? I see an advertisement for hunts (pigs, goats, etc.) with no tags or licenses required. These hunts are offered 24/7 year-round. How can this be legal?
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Goodbye to one of the north state's most slammin', groovin' entertainers. Read reporter Jim Dyar's account of Slam Buckra's life and passing. 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
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The Trinity Wolves boys basketball team improved to 5-0 in the Sacramento Valley League with a 68-25 win over the Colusa Redskins on Saturday.
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Changing the city's hillside ordinance is still a priority for the Shasta Lake City Council, so much so that it's considering hiring an outside consultant to get it done.
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Dear Babe: In 1989, I went to what was called the West Coast National in San Francisco. While there, I purchased an uncut sheet of 1989 Upper Deck baseball cards that included Ken Griffey Jr.'s rookie card. A short time later, these sheets were confiscated by the authorities. Of course mine has been "in hiding"
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Services offered: On-site furniture touch up and furniture repairs at shop.
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Victoria Basinger and Kendall Lovett
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It was all about lights, cameras and action at Redding Community Access Television's (RCAC) grand-opening celebration for its new studios in the Cypress Square earlier this month.
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It always amazes me when an unlikely product or item becomes both functional and beautiful.
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Wendy Bruce and Joe Gallaty
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Gretchen Goodrich and Mitchell McIntyre
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It always amazes me when an unlikely product or item becomes both functional and beautiful. Cork, that hard knobby material used for wine bottle stoppers and pin-up boards, is one of those products.
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Monday is the last day to sign up for lacrosse — the country's fastest growing sport at the high school and collegiate levels. Sign up for Redding Lacrosse League's 2011 season, which kicks off in February. The RLL will offer the following divisions of play: Girls' U-13 and high school; boys' U-11, U-1
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"Who hasn't wanted to fly through the air?" asks Eric Rideout of Mount Shasta.
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Kayla Bradley and Korey Wygal
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Katie Kuschell and Michael Lee
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm a retired high school nurse interested in how kids self-soothe to de-stress. I observe kids having such stressed childhoods that most have some type of addictive behavior they use for stress relief. It doesn't have to be alcohol, state-changing drugs or cutting. It can be coffee, nicotine, fo
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One spring day I was fishing from a pontoon boat just east of the Bridge Bay boat docks near the Pitt River bridge. Right under the bridge in range of all the roar of Interstate 5 traffic, I caught about four spotted bass about a half pound each.
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Weekend excursions are a great way to take away the post-holiday, pre-spring blues. For the next few weeks, Bon Voyage will feature four north state weekend destinations within a few hours' drive of Redding; one for each of the four directions, for whichever way the winter wind blows you.
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Sarah Palko and William Lewis
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Lisa Buwalda and Michael Tullis
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The library is one of my favorite places to pass an hour with the kids on a really hot day or a really cold one. We manage to come home with a stack of books just about every other week. The boys usually pick two to four books each, but Payton requires a large canvas bag to cart her books home. She averages about 20 a visit
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In 2008, First 5 Commissions in Tehama, Glenn and Butte counties and Northern Valley Indian Health (NVIH) entered into a tri-county partnership to increase access to oral health services to young children ages birth through kindergarten.
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In difficult budget times, we must ensure that ourcitizens are not victimized."
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Local officials are railing against Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to cut the state's budget by having counties keep tabs on local parolees and start imprisoning nonviolent inmates like burglars and drug users.
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Homeless man was hero to many he met
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City plansto maintainbridge's look
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Repairs cost too much to keep business open
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Boy, 9, was retrieving ball in street; major head injuries
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In 1911: The Redding Chamber of Commerce cordially invited residents who have dead trees on their premises to cut them down and burn the brush. Chamber officials also urged residents to replace the dead trees with fast-growing evergreen trees to make the city's landscape attractive and beautiful in winter as well as in
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Does it sometimes feel like you've been making (and breaking) the same resolutions, year after year? Go to the gym. Lose weight. Eat better. If, like us, you are trying to improve your health and get in better shape (have you met anyone who isn't? Yes, we hate them too.) exploring your inner-Nerd really can make it
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Bobo is safe and sound in Austin, Texas, thanks to Tom Dunlap. I know this because I received an e-mail from the aforementioned fellow bearing a name just like my own.
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Bears have been coming to Anan Creek to chow down on pink salmon for thousands of years, but they're still full of surprises.
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The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held in Salt Lake City, is an exhibition of to-be-released outdoors equipment from manufacturers around the world. After six days in Utah last week — demonstrating new gear, skiing powder, walking the trade-show floor — a few items began to surface as the best new pr
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Q: Please explain why when you are arrested and booked you go through the process and then are released. You do get your property back — if they find it — except for your cash, for which they give you a check. Now, if it is a DUI, they now have your driver's license, all your cash and let you go. Your car is
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Shasta County faces a peculiar challenge as its leaders wait to see whether state lawmakers approve a budget plan that would require counties to jail low-risk state prisoners.
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Over the last several weeks I've witnessed what I call the foreclosure economy.
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What: Shasta College Opera Workshop presents “The Tales of Hoffmann” When: Thursday through Saturday nights, Feb. 3, 4, and 5, at 7 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 3 p.m. Where: Shasta College Theater Cost: Tickets are available at the door for $12.00 (general admission), $8.00 (seniors and studen
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Taco Bell President Greg Creed has a beef with those who are suing over the chain's beef and he's retaliated with an "in your face" informational ad -- and threats of a lawsuit. As the snarky folks at Gawker.com explain...
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In February we continue to prune out the old and plant seeds for the new. Brian Marshall and Nancy Heinzel of Sawmill creek farm in Paradise wrote this beautiful description of February on their market farm: "February is often the cruelest month here in the north state. Tantalizing glimpses of clear blue sky are followed [.
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A 22-year-old woman was injured this morning in a rollover wreck on southbound Interstate 5 near the Deschutes Road exit.
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The photo in yesterday's History Mystery Photo Contest was the founding family of what is today the Phillips Brothers Mill at Oak Run. The mill is a fantastic place and is now listed on the coveted National Register of...
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Holy smoke! It's starting to look like our city attorney's clumsy attempts at circumscribing First Amendment speech on public property could end up in court and cost the city money it can ill afford to spend. Commenter John Harris e-mailed...
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Sitting here listening to the guys munching away, I am thinking about how wonderful it was to have all the warm weather and sunshine. What a nice change for all the horses to feel the heat of the sun dancing...
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One of my all time favorite Redding artists passed away recently at age 53. Damn. 53. Like much of Redding music, Slam was hard to categorize. I won’t try. Jim Dyar does a g
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I’ve been in a lot. Working on one project or another since last October and trying to make the most of my time I hadn’t taken the camera out for a long time. Like Violets A large patch of little purple flowers have sprung up on the east side of the big pine tree. Coaxed [...]
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Fog blankets the Redding area this morning, but it should clear up by 10 a.m.
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The north state has lost one of its most compelling artists. Musician and artist Slam Buckra died Friday at age 53. He had base of tongue cancer and had been sick for well over a year. Slam came to Shasta County from San Diego and was a fixture in the area music scene for close [...]
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The Cougars know that when the game gets close, they let their seniors take over.
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There is old saying that sometimes no news is good news.
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SHASTA LAKE — Less than three seconds left. Central Valley down by one. Janice Goekler at the line for two free throws against rival West Valley.
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An expanded Tri-Cities League schedule has yet to slow the Liberty Christian High boys basketball team.
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SHASTA LAKE — There is something about a West Valley-Central Valley boys basketball that brings out the intensity in everyone involved
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The Timberjacks' Jaime Curry led scoring with 29 points and 17 rebounds followed by Karmin McNeill with 13 points and Alysha Yeske with nine, as the Hayfork High School girls basketball team defeated Chester 55-22 on Friday.
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The Redding City Council has appointed a potent mix of tea party activists, union officers, businesspeople and other professionals to explore the idea of drafting a charter.
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Scenario: A northbound driver has stopped at the stop sign on Stillwater Road with intent, determination, desire, hope and a wish to turn left (west) onto highway 44. Directly across Highway 44, a stream of southbound traffic has stopped at its stop sign on Stillwater Road, and drivers proceed to enter Highway 44, turning r
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In 1911: Reports from the north told of a heavy snow that was falling in all parts of Siskiyou County. The railway already was deeply covered, and Southern Pacific had all of its track plows at work to keep the way clear. Saturday trains from the north may have faced delays.
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After championing service in the north state for 30 years, Kathy Ann Anderson, CEO of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, will step down from her position in April.
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Two groups are threatening to sue the city of Redding if it goes ahead with a proposed policy that restricts speech outside the main public library.
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In the face a tough economy, Bank of Commerce Holdings in Redding earned $6.2 million in 2010, up from the $6 million it made in 2009, the company reported Friday.
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A Round Mountain man who had 17 allegedly malnourished horses seized from his property in 2008 has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
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The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop will be closing its doors at Park Marina Drive store on Feb. 11.
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RED BLUFF — A popular magazine will list this Tehama County city as one of its top 20 places to live in the West.
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As Gov. Jerry Brown tries to balance the state budget, county and district fairs across California, including three in Shasta and Tehama counties, suddenly find themselves facing crippling budget cuts.
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YREKA —Three people were killed and one was injured when their car tumbled down an embankment into the Klamath River in rural Siskiyou County.
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Hear Slam Buckra died this week after a long illness. Slam was a fixture of the Redding music scene. Part Frank Zappa, part Frank Sinatra. Hard to pigeon-hole -- Slam bent a lot of genres. An original and one I'll...
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A young boy was transported to Mercy Medical Center with major life-threatening injuries Friday night after being struck by a car on Happy Valley Road. The collision occurred a little before 6pm Friday just west of Highway 273 next to the Deluxe Mobile Home Park. The nine-year-old boy was struck by a red Mustang converti
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A Los Molinos man was killed in a crash on Interstate Five in the Corning area early Friday morning in extremely foggy conditions. At around 3:30am, 22-year-old Francisco Madrigal Rodrigues, driving a 2003 Nissan 350Z, entered the freeway northbound at Liberal Avenue ahead of a tractor-trailer driven by a British Columbi
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A truck driver from Northern California was killed when his semi left Interstate 5 near Ashland and came to rest in a creek, spilling diesel and a load of produce in the water. Oregon State Police say 69-year-old Robert Ormerod of Shingletown died Thursday at the scene. No other details are available. Post expires at
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The former manager of the Shasta County Farm Bureau called in sick for her sentencing Friday. Melissa Lockie stole $78,000 from the Palo Cedro-based nonprofit over a period of seven years between 2002 and 2009. She resigned in August of 2009 after Board members planned to question her at a Board meeting about the missing
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Nearly four thousand dollars worth of equipment was stolen from a Red Bluff-area property. 54-year-old Jack Moser told Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies that sometime between 6 o’clock Wednesday night and 7 o’clock Thursday morning, somebody cut a chain on his gate in order to gain access to his property
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California Highway Patrol officers tonight are investigating a traffic collision involving a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a car.
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A 9-year-old boy suffered major head injuries Friday after he was hit by a car on Happy Valley Road near the Deluxe Mobile Home Park.
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The former manager of the Mountain Gate Community Services District pleaded not guilty this morning to six felony charges of voter fraud, three perjury charges and two counts of fraudulent voter registration.
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Crape myrtles are often cut back to stubs in winter. The aggressive pruning isn't necessary and can lead to an unhealthy or problem-prone plant.
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Garden-related classes coming up in the Redding area include sessions on soil, trees, pruning and chickens.
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Shasta College/UC Master Gardeners answer a question about the benefits of soil amendments.
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Ants are a common household pest. A new University of California book aims to put pest control companies and homeowners on the same page with ant control.
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What: “Sleepless in Seattle” Fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association When: Friday (Feb. 4), 5 p.m. Where: Cascade Theatre Cost: $20 for the gala (which includes movie admission) or $5 for the movie. Tickets are available at the Cascade Theatre — 243-8877 or cascadetheatre.org. All proceeds benefit the Am
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The name of the family is the pioneer Phillips family who established Phillips Brothers Mill at Oak Run back in the late 1900s that still operates today - by steam power. sllyons is our winner who guessed correctly at 9:21....
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Those beautiful $1.5 million fluted green lanterns appearing on the new $70 million-plus span...I trust when they were bid out they came with some graffiti-proof finishing, like those stainless steel subway cars in NYC. They sure look like a tempting...
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Three people were killed when the car they were in left Highway 96 south of Happy Camp and plunged into the Klamath River. Only the driver was wearing a seatbelt, and only the driver survived. At about 10:30 Thursday morning, 25-year-old Ahwenga Meyers of Yreka was behind the wheel of a 1999 Subaru westbound approaching
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Open Temperature: 40 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Light. Visibility: Good. Depth: 30 inches at base, 66 inches at top. Snow surface: Machine groomed packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 16 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Mostly clear with spots of ic
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Park Marina Drive is open to through traffic beneath the Cypress Avenue bridge. Vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians are again able to continue along Park Marina Drive in the stretch between Parkview Avenue and Locust Street. The intersection of Locust and Park Marina is again a 2-way stop, as it was prior to the start of
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A driver was killed in a crash on Interstate Five in the Corning area. It occurred at around 3:30 Friday morning in very foggy conditions just north of Liberal Avenue. The driver of a small white car lost control and sideswiped the front of a tractor-trailer rig, killing the driver of the car. After the big rig collided
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Caltrans is scheduled to begin adding a lane in each direction on Interstate 5 from Bonnyview Road to the Highway 44 interchange in Redding late this spring. The long-planned project received the green light from California Transportation Commission, which recently allocated $22.5 million for the “South Redding Six Lane
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Who is this pioneer family? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest. I'm not looking for the names of everyone in the photo, just the last family name. Their descendants still reside in Shasta County. If you're the first...
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A Red Bluff man told police someone stole an air compressor and other items altogether valued at $3,725.
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If I were Patrick Jones I'd try to stay as far away as possible from anything Don Levenson-related. But Jones and his freelancing sidekick Rick Bosetti probably feel like they have no choice given the stakes in the escalating sales...
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Positively Healthy By Trudi Pratt Can you believe that 700 people showed up in Chico last week to hear a farmer from Virginia speak? How'd that happen? Joel Salatin got international recognition for his appearance in the hit documentary "Food,...
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The north state will see another unseasonably mild day today. But a cooling trend that started Thursday will continue through the weekend, leading to decent rain chances by late Saturday or early Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Afternoon temperatures in Redding will peak around 65 degre
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Here’s a rare bank owned condominium. As a proportion of our population, Redding doesn’t seem to have as many condos as other California communities. It’s a good choice for those who wish to enjoy swimming pools, well maint
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A 22-year-old Los Molinos man was killed this morning after a big rig hit his car on the northbound on-ramp to Interstate 5 from Liberal Avenue south of Corning.
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What: Jackson Heights Students Collect ‘Pennies for Patients’ When: Now through Friday (Feb. 4) Where: Jackson Heights Elementary School, 225 Jackson Street, Red Bluff, CA Jackson Heights Elementary School 6th graders are collecting pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters from January 18 to February 4 as part of the Penni
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Shasta County— The Public Health Advisory Board Membership Committee is recruiting to fill two vacancies on the Public Health Advisory Board. The Advisory Board was formed to increase community involvement in Public Health’s efforts to protect and promote the health of the community. Applicants must live within Shasta C
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This month, Sheila Ashmun broke new terrain by becoming Shasta County’s first female undersheriff. Ashmun is No. 2 in command, the highest rank a female officer has held with the department. A veteran of 20 years in Shasta County law enforcement experience, Ashmun was appointed by Sheriff Tom Bosenko to succeed former un
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The November election sent a clear message to Washington: less government, less debt, less spending. President Obama certainly heard it, but judging from his State of the Union address, he doesn't believe a word of it. The people say they want cuts? Sure they do — in the abstract. But any party that actually da
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Sacramento — like Redding and countless other cities — spends millions of dollars on marketing and promotions to attract out-of-town visitors to stay in the city's hotels, eat in the city's restaurants, shop in the city's stores. The rationale is simple: Those visitors lift local business and cont
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Hatchet Ridge Wind anything but 'green'
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Neighborhood needs a trail
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PALO CEDRO — The Hornets learned that no lead is safe in the Eastern Athletic League.
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Last Friday, the Foothill High boys basketball team fell to Pleasant Valley on the road by three points. In a very deep and tough conference such as the Eastern Athletic League North, it's not surprising a team could slip up and lose a game or two, especially the deep and talented Cougars.
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Something about second halves always get to the Red Hawks women's basketball team.
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The Shasta High School girls basketball team was handed its fifth straight loss, 57-41, by Chico on Thursday.
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Redding officials Tuesday will discuss buying the 110,000-square-foot Costco store on Dana Drive, a property they once seriously considered for a new police station.
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Andy McCurdy believes there are lessons to be learned from the new Redding School of the Arts campus being built off Shasta View Drive.
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A bench at Anderson River Park will be dedicated Monday to a former Anderson man killed by kidnappers in Iraq in 2006.
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A vacation to Mexico turned into a mystery ride for a Redding family who found a digital camera while snorkeling and managed to trace the owner to Canada.
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Real Living Real Estate Professionals has launched a new website that the company says will allow Redding consumers to more quickly and efficiently find a home.
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The former Greyhound bus station in downtown Redding has been purchased by a couple who plan to relocate their medical billing company to the Butte Street building within a year.
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historic places or people in the north state.
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"Legally Blonde, The Musical" will hit the stage at the Redding Convention Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
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Red Bluff may make shelter permanent
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A downtown Thai restaurant has closed. But a new cafe could soon open in its place.
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Redding Soroptimists will hold their 39th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser Saturday night.
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Bob Nugent slowly worked the room, carefully studying the 42 pieces of art he selected to be in Turtle Bay Exploration Park's inaugural West Coast Biennial. With hand on his chin, or bending over for a close look, he took on the difficult task before him.
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In 1911: The people of Red Bluff were being roused to riots against Chinese residents by a moving-picture representation of the mysterious murder of Elsie Sigel in New York. One suspect was a Chinese man, but the murder went unsolved. Gov. Johnson said to interviewers he did not know what he could do to stop the moving pict
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Redding manguilty in death
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One hears a lot of talk that we need to get back to the Constitution as the Founders understood it. Maybe. Maybe not. Did you know that in 1817, then-President James Madison vetoed a federal road- and canal-construction bill --...
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Walt McNeill, the lawyer who says he's preparing to file a lawsuit against the city of Redding challenging its recent rate increase -- because of transfers from the utility to the general fund -- can't be taking city officials completely...
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Press release from Shasta County Sheriff's Office: DATE/TIME: 1-26-0-2011 at approximately 0930 hours CRIME/INCIDENT: Robbery and battery on a person with serious bodily injury  LOCATION: 2069 Cascade Blvd. City of Shasta Lake Ca. VICTIM(S): Amyot, Joseph 20 years of age SUSPECTS(S): Kirk, Heath 20 years of age Rasmussen,
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A vacation to Mexico turned into a mystery ride for a Redding family who found a digital camera while snorkeling and managed to trace the owner to Canada.
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Redding officials Tuesday will discuss buying the 110,000-square-foot Costco store on Dana Drive, a property they once seriously considered for a new police station.
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A 21-year-old Redding man will serve time in prison for the death of a 21-year-old woman who was killed in an alcohol-related crash. In the very early morning of September 7th, Stephen BakerRubio was behind the wheel of a 2002 Volkswagon GTI, with Emily Weaver in the passenger seat. The car was southbound on Old Oregon T
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A man set to stand trial alongside his sister for the severe abuse of a little boy appeared in court Thursday. In December of 2009, Shasta County Sheriffs Deputies following up on an anonymous tip arrived at a house on Rhonda Road south of Anderson, and discovered a severely beaten 7-year-old boy. The child had been beat
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A man was able to escape from a wrecked car before it burst into flames Thursday afternoon. Shortly before four o’clock, 31-year-old Allein Carla was westbound on Meadowview Drive when he came to the bridge over Churn Creek. He told CHP offi
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The old Obama in new clothing
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Legislators ought to slam brakes on city 'crash taxes'
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Patricia Lind, Shasta Lake
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Don Farrell, Redding
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I'm kind of embarrassed that we here in NorCal are getting the most fantastic sunny breaking-all-high-temperature-for-this-date records weather, while the rest of the country is hitching up the sled dogs. If I could package it up and send it to you shivering in the snowdrifts, I would.
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Will the city charter drive go anywhere or lead to a dead end? I tend to think the latter, but the only way to know is to thoroughly explore the issue, which the City Council has named a panel to...
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Firefighters this afternoon quickly contained a car fire near Meadow View Drive and Churn Creek Road south of Redding.
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So reports the latest Shasta Voices newsletter: A lawsuit is in the process of being filed against the Redding Electric Utility (REU) by Citizens for Fair REU Rates, seeking refunds for REU customers for excessive rate charges. If this goes...
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Hey, it's as rare as a northern spotted owl these days, so I've got to highlight this NY Times item: Moody's Investors Service has begun to recalculate the states' debt burdens in a way that includes unfunded pensions, something states...
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As far as I know, the Record Searchlight and its owner, the E.W. Scripps Co., had nothing whatsover to do with the setup of a WikiLeaks-style website created by students at the City University of New York to speed the...
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A 43-year-old Red Bluff man has been arrested for the sexual molestation of a six-year-old family member. Child Protective Services called Red Bluff Police to a school Wednesday after sexual abuse allegations surfaced. Detectives investigated the matter, leading to the arrest of Allan Joseph Mikesell. The abuse is allege
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A 19-year-old Cottonwood woman was the reported victim of a carjacking in Redding. Khrystyne Wright told officers that she was at an unspecified southeast Redding location Wednesday morning when a man and a woman in their 20′s assaulted her, held her down on the ground, and took the keys to her vehicle. Wright said
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Two men have been arrested after reportedly beating up a 20-year-old man in the City of Shasta Lake and taking his bicycle. Shasta County Sheriffs Deputies were called to Shasta Regional Medical Center Wednesday morning on a report of a battery victim. Joseph Amyot told deputies that two men he did not know had beat him
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Two suspected thieves have been arrested in Gerber. Shortly before three o’clock Wednesday afternoon, employees of Crain Orchards reported seeing 18-year-old Edgar Garcia and 23-year-old Sesar Garcia on a quadrunner in the parking lot. Witnesses reported that a cell phone was stolen from a Honda Accord belonging to
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We received this list a few minutes ago from Freddie Mac about upcoming government owned REO properties soon to be for sale: Property Status: PRE-LISTING Address City CountySt Bed
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1. Cultural Cruise 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Exhibits at Turtle Bay Museum, Shasta County Arts Council’s Old City Hall Gallery, Redding City Hall, the Redding Library, First United Methodist Church, Shasta State Historic Park, Shasta College Art Gallery and North Valley Art League. Refreshments at each hosting gallery. Cr
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California native and artist Kimberly Makin was married and had two children in Denver, Colo. Her husband died when her youngest was 14 months old. On a visit to California after her husband’s death, her mom taught her stained glass as a diversion, and in Makin’s words, “It was awesome.” She returned to California,
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It’s not something you see on the menus at most Mexican restaurants around here, so I ordered the birria (goat) tacos at Ortega’s Restaurant in Palo Cedro.
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A 21-year-old Redding man accused of vehicular manslaughter will not go to trial after pleading guilty to the charge today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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After weeks and weeks of seeing shiny décor displayed in store windows and Christmas music playing pretty much everywhere, the holiday season is over. Finally. Whew. The months leading up to the New Year are often exhausting. Mix that with the cold weather and you’ve just given yourself the perfect reason to visit La Con
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For many opera fans, attending a performance at San Francisco’s majestic War Memorial Opera House is the pinnacle of performing arts in the north state.
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Anderson police are looking for a man accused of stealing a puppy at Walmart on Wednesday.
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Red Bluff police have arrested a man suspected of molesting a six-year old girl last month.
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Q. Do you believe in evil spirits? Does your faith practice exorcism? I do not believe in evil spirits or exorcism. A few Buddhist sects do practice literal or metaphorical exorcism. Most traditional Buddhists prefer a more positive and preventive practice of chanting blessings or protections (parittas) either routinely or
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We like the Gothic-style windows on the converted garage. Hmm. Then there’s the kitchen. Ready for your bric-a-brac, whatever that is. This one looks good on pa
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Seniors have so many talents and unique gifts. This senior plays the trumpet and wanted to incorporate that into her senior portraits. Art Merchants: [pushposters.com] | http://personalthrows.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are conniption, janky and scooch. Ethereal, Lightness & BeingAs far back as she could remember, Gloria Brackens had never spent a day of her life happy, and rightly so, she thought.There was the s
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Newly elected Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul yesterday unveiled a bill to cut half a trillion dollars from the federal budget. The Washington Examiner's David Freddoso takes a close look that makes for sobering reading. More than the realism of this...
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This Inc magazine dispatch from Norway is the most intriguing story I've read this week. One snippet: Norway is also full of entrepreneurs like Wiggo Dalmo. Rates of start-up creation here are among the highest in the developed world, and...
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I know that the pieces have been hanging all week, but now I have to go stand NEXT to them and show my face!  I couldn't even go to the last show I had my (1) painting hung in because I felt out of place, so now the terror of having 12 of them, right there, all up in the public face and all, really has
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Reporter Greg Lucas visits Jerry Brown's conference room and finds things have changed since Schwarzenegger left. The first thing a visitor notices in the austere but cheery gubernatorial conference room now occupied by Jerry Brown isn't the absence of Conan...
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Shasta County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men Wednesday they suspected of beating another man unconscious and stealing his bicycle.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 40 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Light. Visibility: Good. Depth: 30 inches at base, 66 inches at top. Snow surface: Machine groomed packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 16 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Mostly clear with spots of
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Redding police Wednesday evening arrested a man and a woman they suspected in a carjacking reported earlier that day.
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In response to my post yesterday, "Larry" e-mailed memories of his first -- and, presumably, only -- ant farm: Yeah...I remember. I spotted an ant farm in Kresse Five and Dime for the princely sum of 49 cents. (I think)...
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Love Shasta County history? Want to learn more about it? Have some extra time on your hands? Here's your chance. Beginning February 2, 2011, I'll be teaching Shasta County history once again - this time at Simpson University. Simpson has...
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The northern Sacramento Valley will see one more unseasonably mild day today before cooler weather sets in Friday through the weekend. Afternoon temperatures in Redding today will peak around 68 degrees under mostly clear skies, according to the National Weather Service. The average high in Redding on this date i
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It meandered and wound its way through some of the major gold mining areas beginning at the Tower House and traveling on down through Whiskey Creek, Shasta, Lower Springs, Horsetown, Muletown, Texas Springs and Briggsville eventually ending at Olney Creek...
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To those in authority who deemed it necessary to remove the cold and huddled community who found frigid refuge under Clear Creek bridge at the very spiritual gates and limits of our city: I wonder, what goes through your mind? Maybe we can recount history to find out what goes on in the homeless minds, hearts and souls ..
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What: Acoustic Sunday, featuring "Jethro Jeremiah," at Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant When: Sunday (Jan. 30), 6 - 8 pm Where: Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant, 1790 Market St. Cost: $10 This is a private ticketed event. The restaurant will be closed and the bar will be open with happy hour pricing on drinks. Website: [...]
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So that you don’t have to twiddle your “green thumbs” during the winter, here are some activities to make gardening interesting and fun, without digging in the mud. First, remember, “you are what you eat.” Be careful. Growing your own food changes you, gives you another perspective on a healthier life, on your use
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In 1911: Who was the mysterious woman on the streets of Redding? Everyone who saw her was puzzled. No one had seen her enter a door to linger or address more than the briefest conversation to her chauffeur. He drove a low rakish car of French make, which met the lady at the Redding depot the morning of her early arrival. Wh
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More Shasta County farmers markets this year will accept Electronic Benefit Transfer cards, the modern equivalent of food stamps, as part of a redoubled effort to reduce obesity.
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Like an English paper scrawled in scarcely legible handwriting and dropped in a puddle on the way to school for good measure, the Redding School District board's special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Monday to ratify one-time bonuses for retiring employees looks terrible.
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Despite what you might have heard, the coming battle on Capitol Hill is not really about "government spending" in the abstract. It's about two radically different visions of how money should be spent.
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Redding reaches out to help the homeless
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The former manager of the Mountain Gate Community Services District faces six felony charges of voter fraud, three perjury charges and two counts of fraudulent voter registration.
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A Redding woman and her son celebrated her 103rd birthday Wednesday with a flight over the city.
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The Shasta College men’s basketball team made a late run, but fell to College of the Siskiyous 67-66 in Weed on Wednesday.
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RED BLUFF –The California Highway Patrol is looking for an Anderson man in connection with an early morning assault at Ide Adobe State Park.
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A 34-year-old Redding woman who died last week when she was thrown from her SUV was driving recklessly, tailgating, yelling at other motorists and speeding before the wreck, traffic investigators said Wednesday.
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Even though the school year is only a little more than half over, the number of Shasta County parents charged this year with misdemeanors for not sending their kids to school has doubled since last school year.
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Redding motorists are more likely to wind up in serious wrecks than other midsize California city drivers, state statistics show.
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With a little more than four weeks to go until the Northern Section Masters prep wrestling championships, teams are trying to find out where they are at and how far they have left to go.
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PALO CEDRO — Chico's Sterling Smith may have just notched his name as the Northern Section MVP with his performance Wednesday night.
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Federal officials expect a large turnout for this weekend's job fair at the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding.
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Redding oncologist/hematologist Behrooz Zidehsarai is moving his office.
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Shasta County deputies tonight responded to a report of two people dressed as Bigfoot, which turned out to be only a couple of kids goofing off.
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Last Thursday, the second meeting of The Redding Safe Camp Homeless Alliance was held at Loaves and Fishes. Many organizations were represented and a number of concerned citizens were also in attendance.
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A 19-year-old Anderson man is being sought after allegedly attacking two teenage girls with a broken bottle. Early Tuesday morning, CHP officers headed to Ide Adobe State Park just north of Red Bluff after a disturbance was reported. As the officers were arriving, they saw a man running out of the park in a hurry. Inside
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A Redding woman and her son celebrated her 103rd birthday today several hundred feet over the city.
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The California Highway Patrol is looking for an Anderson man in connection with a Tuesday assault at Ide Adobe State Park.
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The body of a Red Bluff woman has been recovered on the northern California coast. According to the Times-Standard of Eureka, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Posse located 29-year-old Veronica Dickison two miles south of Dry Lagoon on the beach at about 11:15 Tuesday morning. Dickison and her spouse, 27-year-o
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A motorcyclist had to put his heavy bike down and take a slide on Cypress Avenue, and still struck the big car he trying to avoid. A little after 11 o’clock Wednesday morning, the unidentified man in his 50s was westbound on a Harley-Davidson
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A puddle of mercury was discovered on a street in Lake California. Tehama County officials were called to the Cottonwood gated community shortly before 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Tehama County Sheriff’s deputies, CHP officers, and Cal-Fire personnel examined the 3′ x 2′ spot on Bonanza King Driv
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Two new jobs in the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office will save the county money. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to consolidate three positions into two new jobs. The new Chief Deputy District Attorney positions will replace the Chief Fiscal Officer and Assistant District Attorney, as well as one Dep
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As the Governing Board of the Redding School District seeks out a new superintendent, they’re looking to make it a more democratic process. They’ve hired an advisory firm to find the new top administrator, but the advisor needs to be told what traits, skills, abilities, and experience is wanted in a superinte
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A Corning woman says her former landlord left her door open for maintenance, and created an opportunity for thieves. Last week Rebecca Kern was in the process of moving out of a home she had been renting on Samson Avenue in Corning. She had last been there on the 19th at 3pm. She returned to gather more of her stuff on t
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Over $13,000 worth of horse tack was stolen last week from a Corning barn. The theft is believed to have taken place sometime between 4pm on January 16th and 3pm on January 21st. Kathy Lowe reported to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office that someone had entered her unlocked barn on Woodson Avenue in Corning and sto
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Planning guru Paul Shigley reports from the UCLA Extension Land Use Law and Planning Conference and finds life grim for the people trying to make local governments work: The number and detail of state mandates continues to increase. The ability...
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A 34-year-old Redding woman who died last week when she was thrown from her SUV was driving recklessly, tailgating, yelling at other motorists and speeding prior to the wreck, traffic investigators said today.
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January 26, 2011  11:30a.m. CASE# 11-4226 UPDATED PRESS RELEASE On January 20, 2011 officers from the Redding Police Department responded to a fatal single vehicle traffic collision involving a 1993 Nissan Pathfinder. The collision occurred on Eastside Rd. south of S. Bonnyview Rd. Victoria Yell, 34 years of Redding, was
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Right turns on a red light, after stopping are now prohibited at East and Tehama Street.  The City of Redding in cooperation with Cal-Trans posted "No Right Turn on Red" signs for traffic traveling northbound on East Street at the Tehama Street intersection (near Shasta Regional Medical Center). The signs are clearly visib
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If so, chances are it was "Uncle Milton's Ant Farm." Milton Levine, its co-inventor, has died at 97. From the AP via the LA Times: Milton Levine, co-inventor of the classic Ant Farm toy that gave millions of youngsters a...
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Who says senior portraits have to be boring? This photo was his 2nd yearbook picture this year for Enterprise High. It showed his personality to a T! What's your personality, how do you want to be remembered in your senior year of high school? Call today for a free portrait consult! Our Spring special is just around the co
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Should either party come out of budget negotiations declaring victory, California will be the loser. So says state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, a Democrat, in a weekend speech diagnosing California's budget gridlock and the way out. Read the whole thing....
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In response to a column I recently wrote, a friend dug out this 1950 California Office of Civil Defense pamphlet (note Gov. Earl Warren's name on it) entitled "Survival Under Atomic Attack." After reading it, I feel so much better...
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Authorities today will finish cleaning up a mercury spill in the Lake California section of Cottonwood after receiving reports of the hazardous material Tuesday afternoon.
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Tehama County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday evening rushed to a street in the gated community of Lake California, where a mercury spill was reported on a street.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 37 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Light. Visibility: Good. Depth: 30 inches at base, 66 inches at top. Snow surface: Machine groomed packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 14 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Mostly clear with spots of
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 37 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Light. Visibility: Good. Depth: 30 inches at base, 66 inches at top. Snow surface: Machine groomed packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 14 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Mostly clear with spots of
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Its route began at the Hardscrabble Mine at Piety Hill on today's Cloverdale Road and ended at Clear Creek. The people who built it were mostly Chinese during the years of the Gold Rush. Both of these photos were...
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Enjoy Realtor Skip Murphy's eclectic blog (worth a click just for his panoramic photo of the wind turbines atop a snowy Hatchet Ridge). Today he's got a nostalgic piece about the old Shasta Daylight train. For train or history...
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Sitting here listening to the horses shuffling in their fresh straw, I think about what a nice day Honey Bandit had today. He got to meet his Auntie Tami, my sis from Washington, and put on quite the little show...
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Some time back in a more graceful age, you could ride the Shasta Daylight from Redding. Riders watched Mt Shasta go by in daylight hours from a comfortable railcar with an observation dome, and enjoyed meals in the articulated Pullman diner-tavern-lounge car, which offered 3 railcar length unimpeded interior space.
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The long string of dry, unseasonably mild days will continue today in the northern Sacramento Valley. Temperatures in Redding will peak around 74 degrees under mostly clear skies this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The average high temperature in Redding on this date is 56 degrees.
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The Shasta Family Justice Center (SFJC) is seeking volunteers to help victims of Family Violence. Volunteers are needed to help with child care, client services, the reception area and to organize our donation areas (clothing, toys and food). The next training is scheduled for Friday, January 28, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.
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What: Living Well With Diabetes Class When: Monday, February 7 & Wednesday, February 9, 6 p.m.  – 8 p.m. Where: Mercy Medical Center Redding’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center Cost: FREE but space is limited so pre-registration is required. Join Mercy Medical Center Redding’s Wound Healing and Hyperba
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Is it perversion or preference?  You have certain sexual or sensual experiences that make you feel good, that toot your horn, blow your skirt up or knock your socks off. You enjoy acting out your fantasies with others who share in your excitement.  You are not hurting anyone.  You pay your taxes, contribute to charity,
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Yet another single-digit league loss for the Wolves girls basketball team.
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In 1911: Coroner John Larkin was confined to his home in Centerville for a week through sickness. He has not enjoyed the best of health since the first of the year and deems it admirable to stay indoors. In his absence, Leslie Alward, the deputy coroner, attended to official duties.
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When I get home from work I need to get dinner on the table pretty quickly. How can I made this process easier and more efficient? Even if it sounds tedious, it pays to sit down once a week to make a menu for the coming days. Not only will you avoid stress by knowing what's for dinner each night, but you'll have
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A failure of integrity is like a virus, and it's amazing sometimes how far it can spread.
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When I mention that my family used kerosene lamps when I was a small child in the South during the 1930s, that is usually taken as a sign of our poverty, though I never thought of us as poor at the time.
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Cut the government that clogs economy
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Student assembly
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Four players for the Central Valley High School girls basketball team scored in double digits Tuesday as the Falcons defeated the Yreka Miners 63-46.
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In order for the Lions to make a run at the girls Tri-Cities League title, they need put teams away when they have the chance.
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North state football fans will be able to cheer on one of their own during Super Bowl XLV when Chico native Aaron Rodgers leads the Green Bay Packers onto the field at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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Local political voices of different viewpoints found common ground Tuesday night in agreeing the president's State of the Union address was light on specifics.
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A heavy dose of skepticism and uncertainty dominated a sparsely attended health care reform forum Tuesday morning at C.R. Gibbs American Grille in Redding.
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The family of a Redding man who died after being punched on a Redding dance floor has filed a wrongful-death suit against the bar's owner and the man accused of punching him.
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A group of homeless people camping near the Clear Creek Bridge once again packed their belongings Tuesday after Redding police told them to leave by today.
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Shasta County supervisors Tuesday consolidated three positions in the district attorney's office into two new jobs.
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Coroner identifies man killed in fire
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Today: 7:30 a.m., sifting and grading of all breeds of halter bulls, Don Smith Pavilion. Noon to 7 p.m., trade show. 1 p.m., working stock dogs. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Ted Robinson cow horse clinic, Pauline Davis Pavilion. 6 p.m. cocktails, followed by buyer and consignor dinner, raffle and auction at fairgrounds cafeteria ($15
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A recent effort by Shasta County to keep at-risk kids with their parents rather than putting them in foster care came under scrutiny at a forum Tuesday by the Women's Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation.
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Searchers on Tuesday found the body of a Red Bluff woman who was swept out to sea Friday morning about three miles north of Patrick's Point State Park near Orick.
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Redding fire investigators are blaming a faulty electrical blanket in a blaze that damaged an east side home Tuesday morning.
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Despite a recent string of sunny days, road workers rebuilding the Oasis Road interchange at Interstate 5 plan to wait until spring to finish the project.
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ARCADIA Health Care has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval for Health Care Staffing Services certification from The Joint Commission.
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John P. Schafer, Shasta Lake
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Loss of integritydoesn't remainquarantined
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New heroes versus the old
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Murna Clements, Redding
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A little boy is desperately in need of a bone marrow transplant, and his southern Californian mother is turning to her Redding roots for help. Four-year-old Brayden is apparently proving to be a difficult case in terms of finding a matching donor. An effort will be made to do so next Wednesday, and as many people as poss
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Safety trumps convenience in a downtown Redding intersection due to a volatile mix of pedestrians and accelerating traffic. Redding Police say they will aggressively enforce the new rules for the intersection of East Street and Tehama Street, which becomes eastbound Highway 44. Following numerous citizen reports, as well
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Score one for downtown Redding pedestrians. Caltrans and the city of Redding recently made two changes at the intersection of East and Tehama streets, next to Shasta Regional Medical Center. Both changes are good for people who aren’t steering 4,000 pounds of steel. First, motorists going northbound on East Street may no
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The family of a Redding man who died after being punched on a Redding dance floor has filed a wrongful death suit against the bar’s owner and the man who punched him.
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Number of foreclosures rises as collections fall after a borrowing and building boom. The Wall Street Journal reports here. Excerpts: Since 2008, nearly 200 religious facilities have been foreclosed on by banks, up from eight during the previous two years...
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Shasta County supervisors today approved a proposal to consolidate three positions in the district attorney's office into two new ones.
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The Shasta County Coroner has identified the man who died in a mobile home fire in Happy Valley early Saturday morning.
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Locals who are looking for a place to raise their voices in song are welcome to join the Redding Community Choir. The group has no ulterior motives, and they don’t want your money. They just like to sing together. Rehearsals have begun for the Choir’s Spring session, but it’s certainly not too late to j
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The Shasta County Coroners Office has identified the man found dead in a residential structure fire in Happy Valley. crews were called to the Saddle Trail mobile home early Saturday morning. The structure was fully involved when they arrived. The body of 80-year-old Roy Blake was found inside the home. His cause of death
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A former fire chief for the City of Anderson accused of misconduct won’t face any criminal charges because prosecutors say it’s too late to file them. A report released by the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office Monday makes a number of allegations against former Anderson Fire Protection District C
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Click to read article If only because that would imply we had a brief rise befo
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Well, we're finally getting that auto mall some have coveted for years. No, they're not dusting off plans to revisit Churn Creek Bottom, nearly four years after Shasta County Supervisors narrowly defeated the proposed 107-acre, $110 million Shasta Regional Auto Mall at Knighton Road and Interstate 5. It w
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Is that Jerry McGee at the tag end of that Wallner Plumbing radio ad? Sure sounds like him saying, "Look for Wallner in your Yellow Pages." That voice always takes me back to 1967 and "Jerry's Jumpin' Jukebox" on KRDG...
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What: Comedy Night at Colusa Casino Featuring Ty Barnett of Comedy Central When: Saturday (Jan. 29) Where: Colusa Casino Cost: $25, call 530-742-2787. Please mention the North State Symphony when ordering tickets. North State Symphony is participating in this Comedy Night in partnership with Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Counci
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What: Shipwreck Entertainment Presents Shipwreck'd in Dead Bluff When: Friday (Jan. 28), 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Where: The Tremont Cafe & Creamery, 731 #1 Main St., Red Bluff, CA Cost: $4 cover, doors open at 6 p.m. All ages. Featuring: White Rose, of Red Bluff -- prog metal music Dirtnap Deluxe, of Redding -- [...]
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A trial for two Redding defendants accused of murdering a Sacramento man has been postponed until May.
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C.R. Gibbs American Grille now offers online reservations through OpenTable (a web site I used when living in D.C.). Reservations in this economy? GM Ed Rullman says business is picking up and he and his partners are always looking ahead....
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A house in east Redding sustained extensive fire damage Tuesday morning, but it would have been worse if not for a conscientious neighbor. The fire at 1815 Sutterwood Drive, at the corner of Sutterwood and Silverwood, apparently started from a faulty electric blanket, then spread up a wall and into the attic. Nobody was
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Go to www.wonews.com or subscribe at wonsubs.com. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Junction City — Steelhead fishing improved throughout the week as the river continued to drop and clear. Good anglers were getting around four hookups a day on a mix of wild and hatc
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Turns out Assembly District 2's own Jim Nielsen is the top gas-guzzler in the California Legislature, according to a review of records by the Chronicle, which notes that lawmakers enjoy the perk of unlimited state-paid gasoline. Hey, I'd enjoy that...
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After the wedding show in Sacramento we have been booking up our year like crazy. I am really looking forward to this year's weddings. From San Francisco to Tahoe and Redding as well, we will be traveling all over to some incredible sites! If you are looking into us for a 2011 or 2012 wedding, don't wait to call to set up y
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 31 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Light. Visibility: Good. Depth: 30 inches at base, 66 inches at top. Snow surface: Machine groomed packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 21 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Plowed and sanded, but icy.
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Redding fire investigators are blaming a blaze that damaged an east side home on a faulty electrical blanket.
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This morning Prince gets a last-minute improvement. I had stitched a brown ruffled shirt to go under a faux suede, thigh-length vest but it was just too much brown and not enough pop. He’ll be in the mail today but first he needs a new top. Prince 1 was shirtless early this morning when I [...]
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Searchers have found the body of a Red Bluff woman who was swept out to sea Friday morning about three miles north of Patrick's Point State Park near Trinidad.
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This so called "system of justice" is flawed because it depends upon the honesty and integrity of it's components, judges, mediators, attorneys, clerks etc. At one time that may have been enough, unfortunately in the present day it is not.The people that hold these revered and respected positions and hold so much power over
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Dr. Mckellar has just moved to a position where he can take children from good parents directly and in bulk.Dr. J. Reid Mckellar is now a manager at "Children and Family Services!"This is one of those things that make you question whatever faith you hold, this man has been implicated by many members of the "CALI
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The bigger they are, the harder they fell. If you have a $200K house that lost half it’s value, you lost $100K. But if you have an $800K house lose half it’s value, well, that’s another matter entirely. 4 times worse, innit? It
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The north state can expect a repeat of Monday's unseasonably balmy weather today. Afternoon temperatures in Redding will peak around 74 degrees under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. The average high in Redding on this date is 56 degrees. North to northwest winds will blow to
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The beads have been ordered, the robes have been pressed, the crowns have been shined and the King Cakes are being made … this all could only mean one thing … Soroptimist International of Redding is in Mardi Gras mode. Soroptimist International of Redding’s 39th Annual Mardi Gras is just days away. An evening of [...]
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It's been five years since Femme de Joie set foot in International House of Pancakes, and that was only because she was in an unfamiliar city for an unpleasant reason and didn't feel up to looking for a decent place to eat.  The only memory she carries with her of that breakfast was how horrifyingly, [...]
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In 1911: Anderson officials announced the building of a modern hotel on a lot purchased by J. Mirandette. The hotel was planned to be a two-story brick building containing 40 rooms on the first floor. Mirandette stated he feels that there is room for another hotel here and that Anderson, as a fruit center, has a great futur
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California already has a well-deserved reputation as a public deadbeat.
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Fluoridation is simply a fraud
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There's no doubt about it: The one element of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed state budget producing the most protest and the quickest action so far is his plan to eliminate local redevelopment agencies (RDAs).
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Sun Oaks Aquatics of Redding (SOAR) swimmer Connor Doran won three of her six events and participated in two winning relay teams as part of the Sierra Nevada All-Star swim team in Selma over the weekend.
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Pine Street Auto Repair in downtown Redding has closed.
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Home values in Shasta County in 2010 tumbled for the fourth straight year as the annual median sales price hit $171,000, a 10 percent drop from 2009, according to MDA DataQuick.
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RENO -- — A proposal from the wife of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens to create a sanctuary in Nevada for wild horses removed from public rangeland around the West has been rejected, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Friday.
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It wasn't his first choice. But the West Cypress Avenue location Mark Abouzeid has picked to expand his Volkswagen dealership to Redding will allow him to sell cars – something he could not have done with plan A.
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Shasta County's prosecutors say they would have filed charges in a host of "abhorrent" and "troubling" allegations against a former Anderson fire chief, but the statutes of limitations on the cases had expired.
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Redding School District trustees early Monday morning approved a $15,000 retirement incentive and substantial health care improvements for teachers and other certificated employees.
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A Redding man will continue serving his minimum 54-year prison sentence for a 1997 murder after a Shasta County Superior Court judge Monday denied his bid for a new trial.
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A Red Bluff family is suing a youth football team in Cottonwood, alleging they were expelled because they began questioning the organization's financial policies.
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A March 15 trial date was set Monday for an owner and employees of a now-defunct recreational vehicle dealership in Anderson accused of bilking customers out of an estimated $300,000.
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A friend (and a bit of wag) e-mails this comment on today's story about Simpson U.'s new online degree program: I was wondering if this move isn't in anticipation of an adopted charter and a full-time mayor and city council?...
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Volunteers are needed at the Shasta Family Justice Center. The facility opened in September of 2010, and has quickly become a valuable resource for the citizens of Shasta County. Over 600 people have visited the center since its opening. Executive Director Michael Burke says that volunteers are needed to help victims of
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Redding Police say that a recent story about an east Redding woman getting assaulted and robbed in her own backyard by smoking teenage bullies was all made up. On Friday the 14th of January, officers were called to the home of 35-year-old Maureen Saari on Del Sol Place, which shares a fence with the Enterprise High Schoo
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A Gerber man probably thought he’d never see his stolen painkillers again, and another Gerber man probably thought he’d never get pulled over while riding his bicycle. At 2:20am Sunday morning, Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped 26-year-old Edward Thomas Jr for riding a bicycle without the proper
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A trio of recycling thieves were reportedly caught in Red Bluff. At 2:25 Monday morning, a Wal-Mart employee told Red Bluff Police he had discovered a theft in progress of bales of cardboard from behind the store. The bales, which were intended for recycling, had been loaded into a moving van that had just fled. A few mi
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Of all the "mamas" who helped shape me — a tag-team effort that included my mother, her eight sisters, several teachers and the mothers of a few of my friends — no one meant more to me than my grandmothers.
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*Free Community Event*Friday, January 28th 4-8 p.m.City of Redding“2011 Art In The City”Show featuring Local Artists:Lita Coulthart-VillanuevaGerry Blasingame D’Ann Bourne Mike Kelly William Marlow Redding School of the ArtsJim Duckworth Aaron
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There were some tense moments in the Shingletown area Monday morning as a man allegedly threatened to harm his neighbor by various methods. A little after 11am, Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home on Starlight Pines Road, located off of Highway 44 several miles east of Shingletown. According to S
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Two arrests were made after Red Bluff Police Officers came under attack while coming to the aid of an injured man. Shortly after 2am Saturday morning, an officer found a man suffering from a head injury lying on his back alongside Washington Street. More officers arrived, and as they were attending to 42-year-old David R
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Cal-Fire plans to torch almost six-hundred acres at the eastern edge of Shasta County this week. The 596 acre burn will be conducted either Wednesday or Thursday, depending on weather and air quality. The McArthur Swamp prescribed burn is intended to reduce potential fire hazard to timberlands adjacent to the burn site,
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Cal-Trans has announced the allocation of about one billion dollars for 107 transportation projects statewide. Included in the allocation is funding for a couple of projects in Redding, one of them a major job. A half-million dollars has been secured to complete landscaping and irrigation as a finishing touch for the Dan
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The mall would be a good place to find a job in the woods this weekend. The US Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service will have representatives at the Mount Shasta Mall Saturday and Sunday for a job fair. Permanent, temporary, and student positions are all available in fields that include wi
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Shasta County’s prosecutors say they would have filed charges in a host of “abhorrent” and “troubling” allegations against a former Anderson fire chief, but the statutes of limitations on the cases had expired. In a report released today, Shasta County Deputy District Attorney Erin Dervin wrote that though there w
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Simpson University announces the launch of its first program offered entirely online, a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership.
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Suspects are being sought from a home invasion robbery south of Anderson Sunday night. Shasta county Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home on Lone Tree Road shortly before midnight. While en route, they came across Kong Vongpanya, who told them that three armed robbers had entered the home and tied up all five o
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One person is dead following a weekend fire in Happy Valley. Crews were called to the Saddle Trail mobile home early Saturday morning. The structure was fully involved when they arrived. The victim, who has not been identified, was found dead inside the home. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Post exp
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 36 degrees. Skies: Clear. Wind: Light. Visibility: Good. Depth: 36 inches at base, 66 inches at top. Snow surface: Machine groomed packed powder. Trails: 32 open, 19 groomed. Lifts open: Three and surface. Roads: Plowed and sanded, but icy.
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The search for a Red Bluff woman swept to sea has been suspended. According to the Eureka Times-Standard, two women and two dogs were walking on the beach near Dry Lagoon shortly before 10 o’clock Friday morning when all four were swept into the water. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies and a Coast Guard heli
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Redding Police are looking for a man suspected of firing shots into the air during a fight. Officers were called to the area of Freebridge Street and Smile Place around 5:50 Friday afternoon. 26-year-old Steven Ashe reported that he’d been involved in a fight with an unidentified man described as white, in his earl
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Up to $3000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people who burglarized a Redding Pawn Shop. Two suspects broke in to Olde West Gun and Loan on North Market Street around 1:20 Thursday morning and stole several thousand dollars worth of jewelry. Anyone with information on the suspe
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The "News Cafe" reports that there will be a forum on foster care tomorrow at 1:30 Redding library. Heres the link:http://anewscafe.com/2011/01/17/forum-on-foster-care-whos-raising-our-children/"California Protective Parent Association " meetings are being held from 6 pm to 8 pm every Tuesday night a
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Just talked to Corri Vandiver, Associate Civil Engineer of the City of Redding about the forthcoming rehab work on the very historic Diestelhorst Bridge later this summer. Ms. Vandiver said CH2M Hill is working with the city to prepare the...
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Marc linked the other day to a Canadian news story about Redding attorney David Huscher's quest to return an underwater camera he'd found while diving with his family in Mexico. One photo on the camera was of a woman in...
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Redding fire crews extinguished a burning dryer in an east Redding home before flames did any damage to the building itself.
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As I write this, it is Monday, January 24, 2011. In the past twenty-four hours, thirteen police officers across the United States have been shot in the line of duty, six of whom lost their lives.In fact before I could finish this article, two more officers were gunned down in the line of duty. Just days after tw
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*Update 1-27-11 This House has been reduced to $129,900. Pretty much a smoking deal now. What if taxpayers paid your legal defense while prosecuting you too? As it turns out, that’s exactly what’s happening at Fannie Mae.
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How many in the rural north state will be on that list? The Wall Street Journal reports here. Excerpt: Beginning in March, the agency will start the process of closing as many as 2,000 post offices, on top of the...
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SOQUEL, Calif. (AP) — A California entrepreneur has plans to market a line medical marijuana soft drinks.
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Three Sacramento men reportedly swiped 14 cardboard bales from the Walmart in Red Bluff early this morning, loaded them into a moving van and took off, police said.
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A man told police three armed masked men burst into his Lone Tree Road home late Sunday evening, tied him up with the four members of his family and took off with an undisclosed amount of money just before law enforcement officers arrived.
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The north state's early-winter dry spell will likely continue well into February. A high pressure ridge steering storms into the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia will bring mostly sunny skies to the northern Sacramento Valley today, with afternoon temperatures floating into the low 70s. The average
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Read Part 2 of "Pink House Chronicles - The Garden" here. So, exactly WHAT do you want to do in your garden? Obviously this relates closely to the Who part (see previous post). But it goes further. Think in terms of verbs. Remember Miss Reese in fifth grade English class? She told us that verbs [...]
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What: Free Training for Exercise Instructors Offered When: Friday (Jan. 28), 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Active Aging Community Task Force is sponsoring an exercise instructor training on Friday, January 28, 2011 from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm. The instructor training focuses on how to teach easy balance and strength exercises modifi
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What: Cultural Cruise When: Friday (Jan. 28), 4 - 8 p.m. Where: Shasta County Arts Council, 1st United Methodist Church, Redding City Hall, Redding Library, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Shasta State Historic Park Courthouse Museum, Shasta College Art Gallery, and the North Valley Art League Cost: Free Cruise with your famil
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What: Still Married and Pine Dogz Perform for Cultural Cruise When: Friday (Jan. 28), 5 - 8 p.m. Where: City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave The North State Songwriters will present a Songwriter Showcase as part of the city-wide Cultural Cruise on January 28. The lobby of Redding City Hall (777 Cypress Ave) will ring with [...]
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WEAVERVILLE – In a region stung by recession, the much-anticipated restart of the Trinity River Lumber Co. signals a hopeful beginning. More than 16 months ago, the mill – Trinity County’s largest private employer – burned down in a dramatic blaze along Highway 299. Hundreds of residents watched in disbelief as the
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Most public servants are not overpaid. Most make a decent wage. They're what's left of the middle class. Republicans won't raise taxes on the wealthiest, but want to take away earned and legally negotiated wages and benefits to balance budgets. The rich need tax breaks to make more job, yet, after 10 years of
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Marketing and advertising are fabulous tools if you have a great product to introduce to the world. The Redding Area Bus Authority, let's face it, does not have that product.
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It really can be a simple equation. When businesses leave California, California loses jobs.
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If the Knights are to claw back into the league title race, they must do so on the road.
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The Simpson University men's basketball team defeated Bethany University 74-49 on Saturday for its first Cal Pac win.
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Nearly seven years after an offshore investment firm purchased it, state water quality officials are still negotiating a settlement with the owner to ensure the former Shasta Paper Co. mill property gets cleaned up.
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Tom Vonderhaar didn't want to look back and wonder what if.
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In 1911: A 19-year-old woman was arrested on a charge of horse stealing. She confessed to the crime and the sheriff is at a loss to say which of the many names she gave him is her true one. She was arrested for the alleged stealing of a saddle horse.
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RED BLUFF — Art, wine and bulls. Now in its 70th year, the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale launches its five-day celebration Tuesday, including for the first time a Western art show and a taste of some of the north state's agricultural products.
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This is the kitty that showed up at my house some weeks ago. She's still shy, although she came in the house this afternoon and for all I know she may still be in the house. She isn't very big. She might be about 5 months old. Hard to tell. At the time there was a
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Redding firefighters went to a fire at a home on Ridge Road, just off Twin View Boulevard in north Redding.
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Anderson police and medical units are responding to a physical fight between 15 to 20 people on Bruce Drive in Anderson, dispatchers said.
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From the Sunday Chronicle, reporting on a political conference at, yes, UC Berkeley. Excerpts: Many of the 200 attendees at the two-day Institute of Governmental Studies conference appeared surprisingly unified on one issue: that, barring dramatic upheaval, the GOP's prospects...
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I made this yesterday for a fisherman friend who loves to fish for red-tailed perch. Red-tailed perch though are sort of flat and since I made a two-layer cake, I call it a pregnant perch. It's chocolate on the inside...
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Busily stitching in all the details for Stevie Wonder 2 and Prince creates the illusion that the days are disappearing in a magical way. I look up at the calendar and see another week gone –whoosh — like wind through a window. Looking at Stevie photos I noticed his hairline sits back a way on [...]
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It was located south of town on the right side of the road as you approach town. The settlement contained rows of weather-beaten huts huddled together side-by-side and a large vegetable garden. The vegetables they grew were much sought after...
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Expect another week of sunshine in Redding, with a high today of around 68 degrees. The low tonight should be about 43 degrees. The warm front is expected to continue for the remainder of the week, with temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s lasting until at least Saturday.
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In the Sacramento Bee for the prix-fixe menu at Ambience, his restaurant in suburban Carmichael. Excerpt: "...the menu offers two dining options - the basic five-course dinner for $55 and a new seven-course offering for $75, which everyone at the...
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Charles McGovern stands on top of a loaded dray in front of the Redding Post Office located at the southeast corner of Tehama and California Streets, c. 1930s. The Shasta Historical Society library is open to the public and volunteers are available to assist with research. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through [...]
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W-2s are arriving and tax season is heading into high gear. AARP-TAX AIDE will be at the Redding Library from Thursday, Feb. 3 to Thursday, April 14.
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Ashlee Gibbs and Ian Mohr, both of Redding, were married Jan. 3, 2011, at Whiskeytown Lake. The bride is the daughter of Audra Dunbar of Redding. Her grandfather, Rodney Gass, walked her down the aisle. She attended Foothill High School. She works at Target in Redding and plans to move to Burbank to attend college. Th
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I read in the newspaper where Ronald Reagan's son has stated in his latest book that his father was showing early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease even while serving in the White House. Of course at this point in time, such statements are mostly speculation but they do serve to remind us of the warning signs involved and the
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm curious how young people feel about the shootings in Arizona. Politics has taken on an "us versus them" mentality. Hate and sound bites prevail over real conversation. Each side tries to prevent the other from accomplishing anything. Also, how do young people deal with philosophical differences among
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Sometimes the journey is the best part of a trip.
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January is that time of year when many of us resolve to do better than we did the year before. Maybe we want to lose a few extra pounds, spend more time helping others, get out of debt or give up some other unhealthy or annoying practice.
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I've come to really enjoy grocery shopping by myself now that the kids are all in school. There's no more getting my ankles rammed by an exuberant Davey with a mini shopping cart, squabbles over who gets to ride in my cart, or general fussiness from tired kids who would rather be anywhere but the grocery store. What used to
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One of Redding's combat-wounded veterans is joining in a new battle and needs your support. It's called Rehabbing With The Troops, and Season 3 started Jan. 17.
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In the short days of winter, long, dark nights provide ample time for darker thoughts. Thoughts that seem to creep into your day, until the very air seeks to undermine your well-being. As a young person, when my grim countenance was measured and found in need, adults in my life told me, "Go play in the sun, and you&#
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As a semi-retired civil engineer, I have had the pleasure to assist many folks in Shingletown in the preparation of drawings and engineering documents to meet county requirements for a permit for construction of their residence, garage or other miscellaneous outbuildings. In the process we have laughed at, and at times f
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I was on the phone with a colleague in Cincinnati last week and had one of those smug California moments.
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What do you call the agency that, in Redding, has helped rehab a jewel of a vintage theater and build a new city sports park, the library and the Sundial Bridge, has led the charge to revive downtown and Parkview, and has spent millions of dollars building affordable housing? If you're Gov. Jerry Brown, you call it a
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Training noise goes too far
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The Shasta College men's basketball team falls to Butte 65-55 at home on Saturday.
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The Growing Local coalition attracted 180 people to its Saturday forum, where north state residents learned how to get involved in the production and distribution of food grown locally.
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A revised environmental study uses new data to gauge how a proposed freeway-fronting shopping center in the Churn Creek Bottom would tie up Knighton Road traffic and slow motorists in distant Redding and Anderson.
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An influential policymaker rapidly rising through the Democratic Party ranks in the state capitol has Redding roots.
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West Valley High School wrestler Austin Lobsinger was the champion in the 217-pound weight class at the Tim Brown Memorial Tournament held Friday and Saturday in Sacramento.
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The Knights were no match for the superior talent of the Roadrunners, simple as that.
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Q: Recreational Dungeness crab fishermen often seem to hold onto crab in excess of their limit while they are still crabbing, then they cherry pick the best ones and throw back the extras after pulling all their pots. Is this legal? Say for example I’m fishing alone and drop three pots. When I retrieve the pots, the first
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A 35-year-old Redding woman may face charges of filing a false report. Police say she lied about being robbed because she didn't have money for her car payment.
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He once was named one of Time magazine's "World's 100 Most Influential People."
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Meet Steve. Best guess is he's about 7 years old and weighs around 35 pounds. He chows down a couple of pounds of grass a day and lives under a heat lamp at Janie Hopper's Redding home.
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One person died early Saturday in a Happy Valley mobile home fire.
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In 1911: A rumor, circulated in Inwood, that Miles Hamilton and A. McClelland, former Shingletown boys, were now benedicts, proved quite interesting. The report had it that McClelland married Hamilton's sister and Hamilton McClelland's sister. The two men usually spent their summers in this vicinity.
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North state game wardens are among the latest stars of reality television, joining deep-sea fishermen, long-haul truckers and loggers.
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"Yak wool from the heart of the Himalayas." That's the promise, and a company tag line of sorts, for Khunu USA, a Glenwood Springs, Colo., company that sells men's and women's sweaters made out of yak fur.
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Dear Babe: While cleaning out my garage and some old toys of my sons, I came across some old baseball cards. They look to be in prime shape. They include Randy Milligan (No. 8 IT), Jamie Moyer (85T), Chris James (56T) and Mike Greenwell (Fleer No. 90)— John Mathena, ReddingThe simple answer is that if this is all you
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Adjusting to running in the winter months means more than just throwing on a sweatshirt. In addition to colder weather, many runners have to run early in the morning or in the evening. With later sunrises and earlier sunsets, outdoor runners who go to work or school during the day have to find a way to run safely in the dar
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Early one cold November morning, I drove over to Battle Creek from Red Bluff. During that time, the creek was open for steelhead or trout fishing with a limit of three fish.
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We've all had our spouse or partner come home and say "I NEED a (insert newfangled gadget here)."
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Q: In the course of my job, I travel I-5 down through Tehama County almost daily.
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Jon Grabeal, owner of Grabeal's Training
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Any parent can tell you firsthand that children can be hard to speak to. One local company is making its mission to get to the bottom of how to start positive conversations with teen girls and female college students.
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Americans throw out 100 billion plastic bags each year. We use 60,000 of them every five seconds. Such widespread use causes the deaths of more than 100,000 seabirds, dolphins, whales and other sea animals each year. The animals mistake these bags for food, ingest them and die or become entangled in the plastic and suffocat
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The federal estate tax (also referred to as the "death tax" or "inheritance tax") was introduced in 1916. This coincides with America's involvement in World War I, thereby suggesting that the estate tax was used to help finance America's war effort.
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A Redding artist who's been painting for more than 80 years saw her work on display Thursday, which also happened to be her 91st birthday.
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...end to end, it wouldn't be a bad thing.' That's investor Peter Lynch's variation on George Bernard Shaw's famous line about economists being unable to reach a conclusion. There's a reason they call it the dismal science. The nut graph...
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It's no longer open - it closed its doors in 2000. Sam E. Kerns was its creator and started building it in 1932 with lava rock. All of the first floor and the large fireplace inside the store portion are...
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WOW, things are never boring here. This week I had quite the wake up call. We have been trying to catch up on all the things we have gotten behind on since Honey Bandit came into our lives. We were...
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One person died this morning in a mobile home fire in Happy Valley.
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Red Bluff police early this morning arrested two men who became combative, officers said.
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A 35-year-old Redding woman may face charges of filing a false report after police say she lied about being robbed because she didn’t have money for her car payment.
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Expect warm temperatures today with a high of 74 degrees and winds between 11 mph and 14 mph.
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From David Benda's story this morning on Shasta County's December unemployment rate (16 percent, the highest on record ): So while the increase in the unemployment rate has slowed in Shasta County in recent months, it probably doesn't portray an...
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CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Campbell                                                         CASE # 11-2210 CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6075 ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 410-2246 BY: Sgt. Campbell DATE/TIME: 1-21-11 1225 hrs CRIME/INCIDENT: Aircraft Accident LOCATION
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It's not my cup of spiritual tea, but there's no question that Bethel Church, a prototypical "clean industry," is an economic driver for Redding and attracts thousands to the north state, many to pray and some to stay. Here's a...
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Winter in the garden involves - or is supposed to involve - a lot of pruning. In January of 2010, I recorded an interview with horticulturist and arborist Rico Montenegro, working with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, about the pruning of the historic apple trees at the Camden House historic site near Whiskey Town lake.
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Went to the Guggenheim recently to see the Kandinsky exhibit (standing so close to what may be my favorite piece of art, Composition No. 8 is just so cool), and brought along the Canon G11 to see what I could see.And these are the result:
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What: Saxophobia - A  Saxophone Showcase When: Tuesday (Jan. 25), 7:30 p.m. Where: First Church of God, Red Bluff Call 727-8727 for more information or visit http://www.tehamacommunityconcerts.org/ Saxophobia offers audiences a rare glimpse at some of the most unusual saxophones ever made and pays tribute to some of the gr
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The Wolves are learning how to put teams away at the right time.
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Gov. Jerry Brown's budget-cutting proposal to move the least dangerous and shortest-term inmates out of California's crowded and costly prisons and into county jails makes a lot of sense on a lot of levels. It also has one fatal hang-up: money.
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It's not an opinion
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Yes, seeds are for the birds
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Sorry to read about the closing of California Décor. For a time it was one of downtown Redding's retail stars. Owners Victor and Tina Hnyp expanded from 2,000 feet to more than 6,000 feet before the housing and home equity bubbles burst. People worried about falling home prices or foreclosure simply aren't d
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Central Valley's Tyler Davis hit five three-pointers and scored 19 points to lead Friday's scoring for the Falcons as they defeated Corning 60-52.
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One odd thing about college athletics is condensed scheduling.
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A service club's Mardi Gras king and queen competition, featuring a Shasta County supervisor, got a bit too heated this week when voters overloaded the club's website with thousands of bogus votes.
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Redding has hired an investigator to examine the case of an electric utility lineman arrested earlier this month on suspicion of driving a city-owned truck while intoxicated.
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A Redding motorcycle shop owner has been arrested on charges he was running a chop shop for an outlaw motorcycle gang.
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A Jones Valley man shot an acquaintance twice Thursday night after an argument at a local bar, deputies said.
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Bridge Bay Resort employees rescued three people from a small plane sinking in Lake Shasta near the resort Friday afternoon.
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A 36-year-old Shasta High School teacher accused of fondling one of his students pleaded not guilty Friday morning to sexual battery charges.
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Laura and Chris Tygielski have purchased the Merry Maids franchise in Redding.
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A judge dismissed an attempted murder case Friday against a Shasta County man accused of stabbing his roommate in September.
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It was a mixed jobs report for Shasta County in December.
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Redding firefighters will acquire some real X-ray specs, thanks to a private grant.
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In 1911: James Leggett, the well-known gold dredge operator, announced he planned to retire from mining and take up horticulture at which he achieved a success before the days of dredge mining. Leggett leveled a large tract of dredged land and was planting deciduous and citrus fruits and grapes.
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Redding police were looking for a man in connection with a fight and shots fired Friday night near Freebridge Street and Smile Place.
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Q: Hello, Monty and happy new year. My question is regarding right-hand turns at boulevard stops.
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What: Ninth Annual Wings of Angels Bowl-A-Thon When: April 2, 1 - 4 p.m.; sign-ups being taken now Where: Shasta Lanes Contact: Dan or Donna Araiza 378-2373 Four-person teams. Limited to 24 teams, so sign up early -- this event fills up quickly, organizers say.  Each team member is asked to raise $100 in donations for [..
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Redding police are looking for a man in connection with a fight and attempted shooting Friday night in the area of Freebridge Street and Smile Place.
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Don Farrell, Redding
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Autumn Brownand Rob Garibay
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More details are emerging about Thursday night’s deadly shooting in Jones Valley. Shortly after 6 o’clock, deputies were called to the Idle Hour Bar on Bear Mountain Road on a report of shots fired. They arrived to find 50-year-old Ronald Dunlap dead. He had been shot twice at close range with two .38 slugs f
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A Redding pawn shop has been burglarized. Olde West Gun and Loan on North Market Street looks like an impenetrable fortress, but somehow two suspects broke in at about 1:20am Thursday morning and stole several thousand dollars worth of jewelry, according to Redding Police. The suspects are described as thin, and were bot
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An airplane crashed into Shasta Lake Friday. At around 12:30, the 4-seat Republic Sea-Bee Sea Plane, which had taken off from Benton Airpark, was landing on the water a few hundred yards west of Bridge Bay Marina when it hit some debris. Fortunately, the pontoons kept the aircraft floating just below the surface upside-d
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The Shasta County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the woman killed in a rollover crash on Eastside Road Thursday. At around 12:30pm, 34-year-old Victoria Yell was driving a Nissan Pathfinder and turned off of South Bonnyview Road southbound onto Eastside Road at a high rate of speed. Witnesses say tha
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War on public servants aims to distract voters
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Geography means marketing pitch is destined to failure
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Governor would forfeit competitiveness
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Unemployment in Shasta County was at 16% in December. That’s an increase of three-tenths of a percentage point over the November jobless rate. There were 600 fewer employed people in Shasta County in December, compared to December of 2009. The year-over unemployment rate was down when compared to historical figures
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Redding Fire Department has received a gift from the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company for the purchase of three thermal imaging cameras. Chief Kevin Kreitman says the devices can definitely save lives. The handheld the
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A woman was transported to the hospital with an apparent neck injury after the car she was in was rear-ended by a man who was subsequently arrested for drunk driving. The crash occurred shortly after 10:30 Friday morning on High
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Five juveniles have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a gang-related fight in Corning. Officers were called just after noon on January 12th to a reported gang fight in the 600 block of Fig Lane. Prior to the officers’ arrival, the suspects fled the area. Officers contacted witnesses, and through their
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W-2's are arriving and tax season is heading into high gear. AARP-TAX AIDE will be at the Redding Library from Thursday, Feb. 3 to Thursday, April 14.
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Ashlee Gibbs and Ian Mohr
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I read in the newspaper where Ronald Reagan's son has stated in his latest book that his father was showing early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease even while serving in the White House. Of course at this point in time, such statements are mostly speculation but they do serve to remind us of the warning signs involved
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm curious how young people feel about the shootings in Arizona. Politics has taken on an "us versus them" mentality. Hate and sound bites prevail over real conversation. Each side tries to prevent the other from accomplishing anything. Also, how do young people deal with philosophical diffe
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Sometimes the journey is the best part of a trip.
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January is that time of year when many of us resolve to do better than we did the year before. Maybe we want to lose a few extra pounds, spend more time helping others, get out of debt or give up some other unhealthy or annoying practice.
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One of Redding's combat-wounded veterans is joining in a new battle and needs your support. It's called Rehabbing With The Troops, and Season 3 started Jan. 17.
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I've come to really enjoy grocery shopping by myself now that the kids are all in school. There's no more getting my ankles rammed by an exuberant Davey with a mini shopping cart, squabbles over who gets to ride in my cart, or general fussiness from tired kids who would rather be anywhere but the grocery store. What
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Shasta College/UC Master Gardeners have advice on how to make new plants from cuttings.
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Houseplants add much to a home. Keeping them looking their best requires keeping them healthy. Here's what to do.
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A Jones Valley man shot another Jones Valley man twice Thursday night after an argument at a local bar.
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A 36-year-old Shasta High School teacher accused of fondling one of his students pleaded not guilty this morning to sexual battery charges.
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The answer is Dersch Road and Curtis Byron is the winner! The steel bridge crosses Cow Creek. Curtis posted his guess at 9:12 a.m. Congratulations Curtis. And thank you everyone else for guessing and playing the contest. It was fun....
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A lawsuit alleging illegal water and sewer rate increases by the Dunsmuir City Council was settled in council chambers Tuesday.
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A woman who died after being thrown from an SUV she was driving on Thursday was identified today as Victoria Yell, 34, of Redding.
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